Shares of garments companies and non-ferrous metals companies advanced 5% each. Stocks of healthcare companies and energy companies declined 5% each. Stocks of office equipment companies and education companies fell 4% each. However, stocks of trading companies and retail companies rose 2% each.
Combined food inflation was 6.20% for March 2015, compared to 6.76% recorded for February 2015. For rural and urban areas, food inflation was 5.85% and 6.72%, respectively, in March. Inflation in vegetable prices was at 11.26% in March, compared to 13% in February. Inflation in fruit prices was 7.41% in March, while pulses were dearer by 11.48% year-on-year. Inflation for cereals stood at 2.32% and inflation for milk products was 8.35%. Price rise on non-vegetarian items, such as meat and fish, was 5.11% in March compared to 4.95% in February 2015.
The Central Board of Direct Taxes had notified new norms and the attendant forms that, among other issues, requires an assessee to furnish all bank details, accounts opened or closed in the year with the closing balance, as also the sources of funds for expenses in an overseas travel