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India’s FM may meet jewellers’ associations today

Amid widespread protests over the Indian government’s decision to levy duty on unbranded jewellery, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to meet the representatives of jewellers’ associations on Friday to sort out the issue.

"We have already clarified to all the associations that there is not a case for apprehension. Finance Minister has called a meeting with them. The meeting is likely to take place day-after tomorrow," Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) Chairman S K Goel said on the sidelines of an event organised by Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) on Wednesday.