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  • Arunachal Pradesh: Kiwi's wine launched 2 days ago

    Itanagar: A high quality wine produced from kiwi fruits of Arunachal Pradesh has been formally launched. The wine being sold in the brand name of 'Arun Kiwi' was produced as a result of an MoU signed between Arunachal Pradesh Horticultural Produce Marketing & Processing Board (APHPM&PB) and Pune-based Hill Crest...
  • PM Modi gives approval for introducing Goods and Services Tax reform 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the approval for going ahead with the biggest tax reform initiative - the Goods and Services Tax. The government will now try to introduce the Constitutional Bill for GST in the Winter Session of Parliament. The government has decided to make a...
  • Arrest of SL national points to failure of intelligence agencies, says former minister GK Vasan 3 days ago

    Kumbakonam: The arrest of a Sri Lankan national in Chennai for allegedly spying for Pakistan pointed to the 'failure' of the central and state intelligence agencies and they should coordinate with Coast Guard and police for effective vigil, former Union minister GK Vasan said on Monday. "The Sri Lankan national's arrest...
  • BCCI Constitution amended for Arun Jaitley not Srinivasan: Manohar 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former board president Shashank Manohar Saturday ruled out contesting the impending elections against N. Srinivasan and accused his successor of taking advantage of the amendment of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constitution for seeking a third term in office. Manohar said the board's constitution was...
  • Chennai: NIA arrests Sri Lankan national on suspicion of being an ISI agent 1 week ago

    Chennai: In the latest development in arrest of alleged ISI espionage Arun Selvarajan, a Srilankan national, the Nitional Investigation Agency has produced the accused in POTA court of Chinnai on Thursday. The NIA has searched the accused house and recovered hard discs, pen drives, micro-tape cassettes, an I-pad, a lap...
  • Jayalalithaa gathers consensus to deter government from rolling out GST 1 week ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is gathering consensus for stopping the government from rolling out the Goods & Services Tax. Jayalalithaa has informed all Chief Ministers that she has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley about the issue. Jayalalithaa said there are concerns over the impact of GST and urged...
  • Arun Jaitley out of hospital, to skip G20 meet in Australia September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was released from hospital on Wednesday after a longer-than-expected stay for treatment, and will miss a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 nations in Australia next week. Jaitley was admitted to a private hospital in New Delhi on September 1 for planned...
  • Centre will bail out Punjab from financial stringency: Parkash Badal September 9, 2014

    Chhapaar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday exuded confidence that the Centre will bail the state out of "financial stringency" in the near future. Badal, who was here for annual Chhapaar mela, while reacting to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's recent letter to Punjab government purportedly refusing any...
  • India to revise GDP measurement next year, economy may be larger September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India will soon revise the way it measures gross domestic product to reflect under-represented and informal economic sectors, two government sources said, in an initiative that is expected to show the economy is larger than previously thought. India usually revises the method of calculating national accounts and other macro...
  • Modi's Rurban Mission moving fast towards operationalisation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is moving fast on its ambitious 'Rurban' mission - to provide urban amenities in rural areas - with an expert committee appointed to frame guidelines expected to give its report by the middle of October. The ambitous Rurban mission is expected to help reduce migration...
  • Delhi: L-G Jung approves electricity subsidy; to benefit 84 lakh consumers September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on Wednesday approved the power subsidy of up to Rs 1.20 per unit which will benefit around 84 per cent or 28 lakh of the total electricity consumers in the city. Delhi's Power Secretary Arun Goel said the subsidy will be effective from August...
  • Arun Jaitley undergoes diabetes management surgery September 2, 2014

    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 September 1, 2014

    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 August 31, 2014

    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 August 30, 2014

    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 August 30, 2014

    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' August 31, 2014

    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 August 30, 2014

    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 August 30, 2014

    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 August 28, 2014

    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 August 27, 2014

    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 August 26, 2014

    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...