Entry tickets to museums, zoo and tiger reserves would become cheaper, while business class air travel, investment in MFs and chit funds would become expensive with some of the service tax proposals announced in the Budget coming into effect from Wednesday.
The Indian chapter of a French humanitarian organisation is urging President Pranab Mukherjee and the Narendra Modi-led government to relook the budget for 2015-16 and give malnutrition the priority it deserves in the light of the drastic cuts in children's schemes and programmes.
The House of Representatives approved a US budget Wednesday that shaves $5.5 trillion in spending over a decade, repeals the Obamacare health law and eliminates the federal deficit in nine years without raising taxes.
Opposition Congress and National Conference on Monday said the maiden budget of PDP-BJP government was a "damp squib" and despite having one of the finest economist heading the finance ministry, it was just "whimper."
The Jammu and Kashmir Budget on Sunday received mixed reaction from the industry, with one section terming the proposals to attract investment as positive moves, while others said many demands have not been addressed.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday presented Rs 819 crore deficit budget for 2015-16, withdrawing exemptions on diesel and petrol and hiking taxes on cigarettes and other similar products.