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Mobiles, ACs cheaper, paan masala to cost more!
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February 28, 2005 14:02 IST
Last Updated: February 28, 2005 15:14 IST

You will have to pay more for cigarettes, pan masala, tobacco products and branded jewellery, but housewives will be a happier lot with the relief offered on edible oil, vanaspati, match boxes, tea and some other kitchen items in the Union Budget for 2005-06.

Virtually playing to the gallery, Finance Minister P Chidambaram sought to please the lower and middle-class women folks by reducing the duty on imitation jewellery but more than made up for the concession by hiking the tax on high-value branded jewellery.

Let's take a quick look at what could become more expensive and what will cost lesser now.

What will cost more

What is cheaper

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