Arun Jaitley

  • British government planning on an enormous investment in India, says UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg 2 days ago

    New Delhi: British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has hinted that the UK government is planning on making an enormous investment in India, especially in the areas of infrastructure and defence. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Clegg, who is in India for a 3-day trade mission, has also...
  • Heaviest cross-border firing since 1971 war, India lodges protest with Pakistan 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Jammu: India on Tuesday lodged a protest with Pakistan over escalating border ceasefire violations in the "heaviest" cross-border firing since the 1971 Indo-Pak war even as the two countries agreed to hold flag meetings to defuse the situation. The protest was lodged during the telephonic talks between the DGMOs (Director...
  • UK Deputy PM meets Arun Jaitley, discusses retro tax issue 4 days ago

    New Delhi: UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on Monday met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed various matters of mutual interest, including the retrospective tax amendment issue. Jaitley, according to sources, explained the government's position on the retrospective tax amendments with reference to the tax cases of Vodafone and Cairn...
  • Mitra slams Jaitley for questioning Mamata's Singapore trip 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state. "Jaitley today questioned Banerjee's...
  • Choose between government and separatists: Jaitley to Pakistan 5 days ago

    Kolkata: In a stern message to Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said it was for the neighbouring country to decide whether it wants to talk to the Indian government or the separatists. "After coming to power, we took a decision to call all our neighbours to the swearing-in ceremony....
  • Arun Jaitley questions Mamata's Singapore trip 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Union Defence Minister Arun Jeitley on Sunday asked Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and MPs over Singapore trip to seek foreign investment in Defence sector. Asking ruling Trinamool Congress to come clear on the issue of foreign direct investment, he said that on coming to...
  • India needs high quality governance, says Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Observing that India needs to learn from international best practices in governance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called the corporate sector to utilise opportunities that beckon India's economy. Addressing a function here where he presented the 13th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance to Companies and Company...
  • India responding adequately to Pak ceasefire violations: Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there has been a series of "provocations" by Pakistani Army and the country's armed forces are "responding adequately". "I have said yesterday and repeating it today that there has been a series of provocations from the...
  • Pakistan once again violates ceasefire, shells 20 BSF posts along LoC 5 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistan Army violated ceasefire once again as it fired indiscriminately on 20 Border Security Force posts in RS Pura sector and Arania sub sector of Jammu in the wee hours of Sunday. Six houses have been damaged in the firing. Violation of ceasefire was also reported in Poonch and Mendhar...
  • Arun Jaitley lauds West Bengal government for its approach on GST 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday lauded the West Bengal government for accepting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in principle and said the state's approach on the issue was very good. "There are several issues in which the Centre and the state government require discussion. To me, GST...
  • Defence alertness best guarantee for peace in region: Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: As Indian Navy added more firepower following induction of the first home built stealth anti-submarine warfare corvette 'INS Kamorta' on Saturday, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said effective defence preparedness is the "best guarantee" for peace in the region. Jaitley also pushed for turning India into a key manufacturer of defence...
  • J&K : Firing by Pakistan troops kills 2 civilians 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians in the RS Pura sector and injured a jawan and three other people. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Our Army & BSF are effectively responding...
  • Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Defence Minister 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Army and Border Security Force are responding effectively to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians...
  • INS Kamorta, India's first indigenously built stealth warship commissioned into Navy 6 days ago

    Vishakhapatnam: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday commissioned India's first indigenously-built stealth anti-submarine warfare INS Kamorta at naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam. The warship has been built by the state-owned Gardenreach Shipbuilders in Kolkata and is the first vessel in the Navy whose all weapon systems are manufactured indigenously. Speaking...
  • News 360: Braveheart takes on hecklers who assaulted her husband 1 week ago

    In an inspiring story coming in from Meerut, a woman defended herself and her husband when a group of miscreants attacked them. ...
  • RBI notifies increased PPF deposit limit of Rs 1.5 lakh/year 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Friday notified the increase in deposit money under Public Provident Fund (PPF) to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh earlier. "We forward herewith a copy of the Government of India Notification...The Government of India, vide this Notification, has enhanced the individual subscription limit under the...
  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • Arun Jaitley calls December 16 gangrape a 'small incident', clarifies later 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley has sparked a row after he made a controversial remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley was addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student a 'small incident of...
  • Arun Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Advocating for low taxation regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection. "If tourism industry, state governments and the centre are loaded with higher taxes then we will have less...
  • India to tighten up banking risk management, says Jaitley August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the government was working to tighten up risk management in the banking sector, responding to recent scandals that have raised doubts about lending practices at state banks. Jaitley did not name any bank, but his comments followed the launch of an...
  • Forces have not allowed China to encroach our land: Arun Jaitley August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese troops, India on Wednesday said that its armed forces were taking "more than adequate" action on such incidents and have not allowed China to encroach any part of its territory. "There have been cases where their patrols have been getting into...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again August 20, 2014

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Pakistan consistently provoked India: Arun Jaitley August 18, 2014

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Pakistan violates the ceasefire and the envoy called separatists for talk." ...
  • Pakistan ceasefire violations deliberate: Jaitley August 18, 2014

    Amritsar: Terming as "deliberate" the repeated ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said Pakistan and "powers within" it clearly do not want ties with India to be normal. "It is clear that there is deliberate ceasefire violation from Pakistan side. Earlier,...
  • Low growth, high inflation not acceptable: Arun Jaitley August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the current situation of high inflation and low growth has to be reversed to achieve sustainable GDP expansion along with improvement in price situation. "If inflation is high then you begin at a point where growth is low. We need to change this...
  • Mumbai: We will work swiftly for removing obstacles in development of SEZs, says Modi August 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation for the Rs 4,000-crore port-based multi-product special economic zone(SEZ) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Navi Mumbai. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan were also present at the ceremony. ...
  • INS Kolkata inducted into the Navy, PM Modi calls it prime example of India's defence capabilities August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inducted India's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan were also present at the ceremony. Modi congratulated everyone associated with the project and said, "INS Kolkata is an example of...
  • Modi to induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata today August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai on Saturday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will also be present at the ceremony. The warship has been constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and...
  • Parliament panel to review insurance bill in setback for government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government sent a landmark bill to liberalise the insurance sector to a parliament committee on Thursday after the opposition opposed the legislation in the upper house where it has a majority. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a select committee will examine the bill to increase the cap...
  • Opposition creates ruckus over government's tough stance at WTO August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday created ruckus in the Rajya Sabha as it raised the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government's tough stance at the World Trade Organisation that scuttled the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was forced to make a clarification in the House. He said that the Bali...