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English Release 5-March 2015
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • Writers/Artists in Residence Programme 2015 to be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan from MARCH 7 – 21, 2015

  • Closure of Mughal Gardens on account of Holi
  • President’s Holi greetings
  • Vice President's Secretariat
  • Vice President greets citizens on Holi
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • Leander Paes and Martina Hingis call on PM
  • PM's remarks on the occasion of dedication to the nation of Stage 1 of Shree Singaji Thermal Power Plant at Khandwa
  • PM greets the people on the festival of Holi
  • Department of Space
  • Launch of PSLV-C27 with IRNSS-1D postponed
  • Election Commission
  • Biennial Election to Elect 5 Members to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council by the Members of the Legislative Assembly
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Sowing Area Under Rabi Rice and Summer Pulses And Oilseeds
  • Min of Chemicals and Fertilizers
  • Sh. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers meets Sh. Radha Mohan Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture to discuss imbalanced use of Urea by Fertilizers
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • The Auction of Spectrum in 2015 in 2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 900 MHz And 800 MHz Bands Continue
  • The Auction of Spectrum in 2015 in 2100 MHz, 1800 MHz, 900 MHz and 800 MHz Bands Continues
  • Min of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution
  • There will be no cut in the coverage of National Food Security Act –Shri Ram Vilas Paswan
  • Min of Defence
  • India Reaches out to Nepal to Help Clear Blocked Runway
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Gross Direct Tax Collection during April-February of the Financial Year 2014-15 is up by 10.67 Percent
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • Health Secretary launches Public Service Advertisement and Poster on Tobacco Control featuring Shri Rahul Dravid
  • Health Ministry to celebrate International Women’s Day as ‘Safe Motherhood Day’: Shri J P Nadda
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Shri Amarnathji Yatra from 2nd July to 29th August, 2015
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan
  • History of North East in NCERT Curriculum
  • Education to Minorities
  • Min of Law & Justice
  • Press Communique on Appointment of a Judge of the J&K High Court
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 58.51 per bbl on 04.03.2015
  • Min of Science & Technology
  • Signing of MOA Between NRDC and CCRAS
  • Min of Women and Child Development
  • Railways to implement SOPs for restoration/rehabilitation of helpless children in contact with Railways

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Ministry of Finance28-February, 2013 13:41 IST
Customs Duty on Imported Luxery Goods Such as high End Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, etc. Increased
However, Environment-Friendly Vehicles given benefit of Extended Period of Concession
Aircraft Manufacture, Repair and Overhaul Industry also given Certain Concessions
Duty free limit for Bringing Jewellery by Elligible Passengers increased

The customs duty on imported luxury goods such as high-end motor vehicles, motorcycles, yachts and similar vehicles has been increased. In the case of such motor vehicles, the duty has been increased from 75% to 100%; on motorcycles with engine capacity of 800 cc or more the duty now will be 75% instead of 60%. Similarly, the duty on yachts and similar vessels has been increased from 10% to 25%.

On the other hand, to encourage manufacture of environment-friendly vehicles, Shri P. Chidambaram has extended the period of concession now available for specified parts of electric and hybrid vehicles up to 31st March 2015.

Certain concessions have also been extended to the aircraft manufacture, repair and overhaul industry, which is referred to as the MRO industry. It is expected that this will lead to generation of more employment and other benefits. Considering the fact that gold prices have risen sharply, the Finance Minister has proposed to make amends in the baggage rules permitting eligible passengers to bring jewellery. He has proposed to raise the duty free limit to Rs. 50,000 in the case of a male passenger and Rs. One Lakh in the case of a female passenger. However, the usual conditions in this regard will continue to apply.

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