ARUN JAITLEY

  • Government raises account opening target to 10 crore under 'Jan Dhan Yojana' 5 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Enthused by initial response, the government has revised upwards target for opening of accounts under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) from 7.5 crore to 10 crore by January 26. "This will amount to opening of one account for each household in the country," an official statement said....
  • Black money discussion likely to continue in Parliament on Thursday 10 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The discussion on black money which began on Wednesday is expected to continue in Lok Sabha on the forth day of the winter session in Parliament on Thursday. After replying in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday....
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  • News 360: Modi snubs Sharif at SAARC, says combat cross-border terror 21 hours 34 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held bilateral talks with all Heads of Government and State attending the 18th SAARC Summit with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the only conspicuous exemption. Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are...
  • Jaitley accuses UPA government for stalling black money probe, opposition stages walkout 22 hours 6 minutes ago

    Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. ...
  • Jaitley says 250 traced names admitted to having foreign bank accounts Yesterday

    Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. ...
  • Black money debate in RS: Jaitley says 250 traced names admitted to having foreign bank accounts Yesterday

    New Delhi: Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. Identity of 427 account holders abroad has been established and 250 of...
  • Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill by December 12 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday extended deadline for the Select Committee on the Insurance Amendment Bill and asked it to submit the report by December 12. According to the amendment, the foreign direct investment will be hiked from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The Opposition parties raised questions...
  • Government prepared for discussion on black money: BJP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Facing opposition flak on the issue of black money, BJP on Tuesday sought to wriggle out of the situation by saying that it was ready for a discussion on it. "We are committed and sincere to bring back black money from abroad. Government is fully prepared for a discussion...
  • Centre convenes all-party meet, seeks views on UPSC's CSAT 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Sunday held an all-party meeting and asked leaders to give their views in a fortnight on the contentious Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), in a move to ward-off any renewed disruption in Parliament over the UPSC exam row. "We have decided to seek the views of...
  • Opposition parties likely to unite against Centre on passage of FDI in Insurance Bill 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The BJP-led NDA government is likely to have a tough time getting the FDI in Insurance Bill passed in Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session. Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress has already announced that it would hold demonstrations against raising FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent. After...
  • Arun Jaitley slams Congress for hurting economy, 'in power and as opposition' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for enhancing India's stature globally with his successful three-nation visit even as he accused the Congress of damaging the economy both while in government and as an opposition party. He also said he was "deeply disappointed" with...
  • Saradha scam: Jaitley disappointed with Mamata Banerjee's reaction to the arrest of TMC leaders 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he is deeply disappointed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement. Mamata Banerjee on Saturday slammed BJP over allegations of Trinmool Congress's involvement in the multi crore Sarada chit-fund scam. Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose's arrest by the...
  • 2015-16 Budget to unveil second generation reforms, says Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    New Delhi: A "whole set of second generation reforms" will be unveiled in the next Union Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely said on Sunday, promising "a lot of exciting time ahead". The country needs "a larger opening out in more sectors," it requires stability of policy and tax regime besides a...
  • After skipping an all-party meet, TMC to stage a dharna in Parliament opposing FDI in insurance 4 days ago

    New Delhi: High drama will be witnessed during the winter session of Parliament as Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that the party will be staging a dharna opposing Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance in the House. The TMC did not attend the all-party meet called by Lok Sabha Speaker...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against burdening salaried, middle class 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that he does not favour burdening the salaried and middle-class with more taxes but would go after the evaders in widening the net. In fact, he would encourage more money being put in the pockets of tax payers that will lead to...
  • Centre aims to pass key bills in Winter Session of Parliament 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Winter Session of Parliament set to begin on Monday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Centre aims to pass many essential reform bills including Insurance Bill, Coal Ordinance and Constitutional Amendment Bill. He said that the government is committed to get these bills...
  • Government may do away with LPG subsidy for rich: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is considering doing away with the LPG subsidy for the well-off, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday. "The next important decision India will have to take is whether people like me...(are) entitled to get our LPG subsidy," he said at the HT Leadership Summit in New Delhi. "I...
  • IFFI 2014: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar apologises for missing Rajinikanth's name at the opening ceremony 6 days ago

    Panaji: Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who has now been appointed as union Defence Minister left fans and supporters of Rajinikanth a bit upset when he forgot to mention the megastar's name while he was mentioning the dignitaries who were present at the opening ceremony of 45th IFFI in...
  • Government aims at raising savings; re-launches Kisan Vikas Patra November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the objective to raise savings in the country, the government today re-launched Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP), an instrument which will provide trusted option of investment to poor and keep them off ponzi schemes. "In the last 2-3 years, savings rate in country has declined from a record high...
  • Rate cut by RBI will give a good fillip to the economy: Arun Jaitley November 18, 2014

    Pushing for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the measure would give a good fillip to the economy. Jaitley's comments came on the back of a slide in crude oil prices and inflation moderating. "I am quite clear in my mind...
  • Rate cut by RBI will give 'good fillip' to economy, says Arun Jaitley November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Pitching for a rate cut by RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that lower cost of capital will give a "good fillip" to the economy. "I am quite clear in my mind that the cost of capital has to come down....
  • Jaitley slams Khurshid, says Modi gets a larger audience in Sydney than Congress leaders in India November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking Congress leader Salman Khurshid for questioning the genuineness of crowd during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trips abroad, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said his plight was understandle as Modi had a larger audience in Sydney than his leader got in India. "If UPA leaders during their days...
  • Congress's guest list influenced by its depleting fortunes: BJP November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party, which was left out of a conference on Jawaharlal Nehru organised by the Congress, on Monday took a swipe at the opposition party wondering if their guest list was influenced by its "depleting fortunes" as even those who rejected Nehru's politics were a part...
  • Goods and Services Tax bill to be tabled in winter session November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Showing clear intent in reforming India's indirect tax regime within a time frame, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said the government would bring in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the upcoming winter session of parliament. The finance minister made the announcement at the Citi Bank Investor...
  • Inflation drops to 5-year low of 1.77 per cent, India Inc wants rate cut November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Driven by softening prices of fuel and food items, the WPI inflation cooled to a five year low of 1.77 per cent in October raising hopes of rate cut by the Reserve Bank next month to boost economic growth. The decline in Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation...
  • Congress hits out at Modi for inducting 'tainted' ministers, Jaitley calls charges baseless November 11, 2014

    After Prime Minister Modi inducted 21 new faces in his team, the Congress hit out at former for inducting 'tainted' ministers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defended Ram Shankar Katheria saying every BJP worker in UP had a case against him. Jaitley said, "The Congress is putting baseless charges on the...
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