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  • Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery 20 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underwent a planned diabetes management surgery at a private hospital here and was recovering well. 61-year-old Jaitley was admitted to the hospital in Saket on Monday evening and an elective laparoscopic procedure was carried out on him on Tuesday. "Arun Jaitley underwent a...
  • SC to decide upon cancellation of coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2010 today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday will decide upon the cancellation of the 218 coal blocks that were allocated by the screening committee between 1993 and 2010, a move which it has termed illegal. In a decision taken last week, the apex court had ruled the 218 coal blocks that...
  • India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, a defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington. The new nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand plans to vastly strengthen...
  • Jan Dhan Yojana will not a burden on banks, says Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), under which 2.14 crore accounts have already been opened, will not put any burden on banks. "Any apprehension that this scheme may cause financial burden on the banks does not hold any ground...
  • Insurance Bill in Winter session of Parliament: Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Optimistic of passing the Insurance Bill in the next session of Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday hoped Congress which mooted the hike in FDI cap to 49 per cent in the sector will not oppose it. "I am reasonably confident. Any political party which have mooted the...
  • 'Ministers enjoy large powers under PM Modi' 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday sought to dismiss any perception that power is centralised with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying ministers enjoy large extent of decentralisation with accountability. "See this whole debate is not about over centralisation. For instance I look after different departments in the government and...
  • Inflation in check, growth and investment picking up, assures Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday presented the Finance Ministry's report card for the last hundred days since the NDA government came to power, as well as the recent initiatives taken by the Finance Ministry. Jaitley assured that inflation is in check, growth and investment is steadily picking up...
  • PM Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. Releasing books 'Narendra Modi: The Game Changer' and 'Being Modi' here, Jaitley also...
  • CBI FIR against ex-disinvestment secy for selling Rs 150 cr hotel for Rs 7 cr 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against former disinvestment secretary Pradip Baijal for allegedly selling off a hotel in Udaipur worth Rs 150 crore for Rs 7 crore. The case dates back to 2001-2002 when Baijal was the disinvestment secretary during Arun Shourie's tenure...
  • British government planning on an enormous investment in India, says UK Deputy PM Nick Clegg 1 week 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 1 week 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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 25, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 24, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 23, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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...