Budget hopes: Jewellers in Surat seek import duty cut on gold

Surat, Feb 25 (ANI): With the Narendra Modi government all set to present its first full-fledged budget, jewellers in Surat pin their hopes on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to cut down the import duty on gold. The present 10 per cent import duty on gold was set in 2013 by the previous Congress party-led government as part of efforts to cut the current account deficit. Jaitley will on February 28 present his first full-year budget, seeking to put Asia's third-largest economy on a path of 7-8 percent growth over the next two years. A jeweller, Milan Shah, said on Tuesday that the high import duty was discouraging NRIs to buy jewellery from India. Gold is a popular gift at weddings in India and is also bought for auspicious occasions and hence reducing the import duties is the only way to revive the declining imports. Feb 25, 2015
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Fashion designer hits the road for inspiration

For accessories designer Anya Hindmarch driving and roadways were the source of her latest inspiration. At London Fashion Week, her new line, 'Diversion', sports familiar images from the road. ( Feb 25, 2015
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Greece on course for bailout extension

A vital document submitted - just in time to meet a midnight deadline. Greece has now delivered a list of reforms it's promising to get an extension of its bailout. But with Brussels already warning Feb 25, 2015
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Swift makes donation, Pee-wee Herman's big return

Taylor Swift has reportedly donated 50,000 dollars to New York City public schools. The singer had previously pledged to give the proceeds from her song, "Welcome to New York," to the city's kids. Feb 25, 2015
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Invasive lionfish meet their match in Florida Keys

ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: Venomous, rapidly reproducing lionfish, which will consume most native fish species in their path, are invading the Caribbean and wreaking havoc on the Feb 25, 2015
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Invasive lionfish meet their match in Florida Keys

ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: Venomous, rapidly reproducing lionfish, which will consume most native fish species in their path, are invading the Caribbean and wreaking havoc on the Feb 25, 2015
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Mystery tunnel baffles Toronto police

No one knows who dug the 30 foot long tunnel, complete with a power supply and sump pump, near the site of this year's Pan American games in Toronto. It was discovered last month. Inside, a rosary Feb 25, 2015
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Crimea backs Mother Russia's tough love, one year on

One year after Crimea's annexation by Moscow from Ukraine, the Black Sea peninsula is struggling with the high cost of living and international isolation -- but most locals still say they are happy to have joined the motherland. Feb 25, 2015
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Gunmen kidnap Frenchwoman and Yemeni driver in Sanaa

A search is underway in Yemen's capital Sanaa where a French woman and her Yemeni driver were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday morning. Officials say unidentified gunmen stopped their vehicle in the Feb 25, 2015