ARUN JAITLEY

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee a powerful nationalised leader, says Arun Jaitley 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is a leader par excellence who has worked tirelessly for the nation. Vajpayee was on Friday conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, by President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh congratulates Vajpayee for receiving Bharat Ratna 11 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will receive Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour on Friday. Setting aside protocol, President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Vajpayee's Krishna Menon Marg residence and will confer him the Bharat Ratna. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated Vajapayee and said he is a leader par...
  • Minister decries deduction of education funds in Bihar 4 days ago

    Patna: Decrying slash of funds for the implementation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) schemes, Bihar education minister PK Shahi on Monday sought clarity from the Centre so that arrangements be made to continue the two schemes in the state. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced in...
  • I&B Ministry approves rule banning live TV coverage of anti-terror operations 4 days ago

    New Delhi: TV channels will be barred from airing live coverage of anti-terrorist operations by security forces as per a new rule approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Broadcasters in such situations will have to restrict themselves to reporting periodic briefing by designated officers, as per the new rule. Officials said...
  • PDMA should be independent of government and RBI, says Raghuram Rajan 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) should be independent of the government as well as the central bank for ensuring fiscal discipline, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Sunday. "Public debt management agency as a professional organisation, independent of the central bank and government, that is something that is...
  • No disconnect between RBI and government, says Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Scotching murmurs of differences between the government and the Reserve Bank of India over regulation of money market, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said there is no 'disconnect' between the two and hoped banks would follow the central bank in reducing interest rates. Jaitley, who addressed the RBI...
  • India needs to become competitive in infrastructure, tax policy: Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    Gurgaon: Advocating easing of entry barriers for global corporations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India needs to become globally competitive from infrastructure to taxation. In his convocation address at the Management Development Institute (MDI) here he underlined the need for relaxing norms for...
  • Have enough surplus food, won't face food shortage due to unseasonal rainfall, says Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. Reacting to the situation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 6 days ago

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  • Union Bank in UK will undertake retail and wholesale banking 6 days ago

    Union Bank, one of India's largest Public sector banks is finally making its foray in the British Market. In a glittering opening ceremony, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called it a wonderful coincidence for him to be able to inaugurate the bank's operations. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay. ...
  • News 360: Unseasonal rain, hailstorm destroy over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop 6 days ago

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Insurance sector to get lot of foreign investment: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With the passage of three key economic legislations in Parliament, Finance Minster Arun Jaitley on Friday exuded confidence that the insurance sector is expected to get a lot of foreign investment. "Three major pieces of legislations-- the insurance law, the mining law, the coal allocation bill have all been...
  • No intention to take away significant power from RBI: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The government will not take away any 'significant' power of the RBI and a clarification on the central bank's role in the regulation of bond market will be provided in April, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. In his first full year Budget, Jaitley had...
  • Congress-led politics of obstructionism has 'failed': Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As two key reform bills related to coal and mines got Parliament's nod, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday attacked the Congress saying politics of "obstructionism" led by the party has "failed". "It is an important day for Indian democracy, Parliament and Indian economy as the...
  • Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in UK 1 week ago

    A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London on March 15. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan were present at the ceremony. ...
  • CAG was 'very kind' in assessing losses of coal blocks allocations: Jaitley 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General was "very kind" when it put losses incurred due to coal blocks allocation between 2006 and 2010 at Rs 1.86 lakh crore, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday night while highlighting that auction being undertaken by the present government had reaped much...
  • Sharad Yadav regrets remarks on Smriti Irani, says has a lot of respect March 18, 2015

    After much controversy, Rajya Sabha member Sharad Yadav on Wednesday expressed regret over his retort to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The issue was raised by Leader of House Arun Jaitley, who asked Yadav to clarify on his remarks reported in the newspapers while these have been expunged from...
  • Watch: Arun Jaitley talks about journey of CNN-IBN Indian of the year awards March 18, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who bagged the Indian of the Year awards 2014 in politics category talks about the 9-year old long journey of the CNN-IBN Indian of the year awards. ...
  • List of winners of Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year 2014 and the ISRO team won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi won the Indian of the Year for outstanding achievement. In a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, CNN-IBN declared the Indian of...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wins the Indian of the Year 2014 in politics section March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley won the Indian of the Year award for his work in politics section. Currently the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley is credited with ending the festering and unresolved leadership issues within the BJP post the Vajpayee-Advani era. He played a crucial role in...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for politics category March 17, 2015

    The category honours the individuals, who have collectively redefined our political landscape, and set shining standards in politics with their far-reaching vision complemented by unmatched perseverance and spirit. ...
  • IOTY 2014: A selfie camera placed at the venue March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. This is the ninth edition of the awards which were introduced in 2006. ...
  • India has historic chance to grow, don't obstruct: Arun Jaitley to opposition March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: With a number of key reforms bills stuck, government on Tuesday appealed to the opposition not to play "obstructionist" as the country has the "historic opportunity" to grow and the GDP is expected to go beyond 8 per cent next year, overtaking China. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also rejected...
  • Jewellers threaten strike over 'black money' tax plan March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian jewellers threatened on Monday to go on strike over a government plan that would require customers to quote their tax code for major purchases as part of a clampdown on the black economy. Jewellers say about 80 per cent of the $122 billion industry's business comes from rural...
  • No snooping on Rahul, it is 'transparent profiling': Arun Jaitley March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Monday countered the Congress charges of snooping on Rahul Gandhi saying it was making a "mountain out of what is not even a molehill" as information collection was part of a transparent security profiling used on 526 VIPs, including Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Ministers. ...
  • Centre rejects allegations of snooping on Rahul, says Congress making a mountain out of a molehill March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress along with other opposition parties came down heavily on the Central government bringing it in the dock for alleged snooping of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. Raking up the issue in the question hour of Parliament, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed that the move is against...
  • 9-foot-tall Mahatma Gandhi statue unveiled at London's iconic Parliament Square March 14, 2015

    London: A historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled on Saturday at the Parliament Square in London in a rare honour bestowed by the British government which had been a staunch adversary of the iconic leader during its colonial rule in India. Gandhi's 9-foot statue was unveiled jointly by British...
  • Government to ease process of doing business in India: Arun Jaitley March 14, 2015

    London: Government is fairly determined and is introducing changes to ease the process of doing business and attract investments in India while trying to rationalise and lower taxes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. He also said that the GDP growth rate this year would be 7.5 per cent and hopefully...