ARUN JAITLEY

  • Centre aims to pass key bills in Winter Session of Parliament 1 hour 58 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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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  • News 360: Shiv Sena decides to sit in opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, stakes claim for LoP November 10, 2014

    Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. ...
  • India non-committal on Modi-Sharif meeting on SAARC sidelines November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday remained non-committal on having a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines on the SAARC summit in Nepal later this month. When asked about the possibility, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the SAARC summit...
  • Arun Jaitley defends Cabinet expansion, slams Congress claims November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Monday strongly defended the Cabinet expansion undertaken on Sunday in the wake of "taint" charges raised against some of the inductees by Congress, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chosen his team after "checking the credentials and the facts related to each one...
  • Former J&K separatist leader Sajjad Lone meets PM Modi, rubbishes any poll alliance November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, former separatist leader and People's Conference Chief Sajjad Gani Lone met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday. Lone said that he spoke to the Prime Minister just about Kashmir issues and no political discussions took place. "I...
  • Will not allow country to be defenceless against enemies: Parrikar November 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge of the country's most heavyweight portfolio on Monday said that he would not allow the country to be defenceless against its enemies. Speaking to reporters after filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections, Parrikar said, "I was given my portfolio last...
  • 'Some problems take care of themselves': Jaitley on BJP-Sena ties November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst uncertainty on Shiv Sena's stand in Maharashtra, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley exuded confidence and said that differences with former Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally will be resolved soon. "Some problems take care of themselves," he said. The Shiv Sena has given time to the BJP to take...
  • Centre to push through amendments to land purchase Act: Jaitley November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go ahead with amendments to the Land Acquisition Act even if the opposition does not support it, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday. "Some changes may be necessary (to the land laws). We will first try to reach a consensus and if that is not...
  • Centre didn't give valid reason for not revealing names of people having foreign accounts: Swamy November 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that the government was not giving a valid reason in not revealing names of the accounts of Indians held in foreign banks. "The government is saying that the Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) which India had signed with other countries prevented...
  • Modi Cabinet to be expanded on Sunday, Arun Jaitley hints at giving up Defence Ministry November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Cabinet expansion, Union Minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that he will give up charge of the Defence Ministry. Finance Minister Jaitley was given additional charge of Defence Ministry on May 16. Speaking at a book launch event in the national capital, Jaitley said, "When I took...
  • Felt let down when Jaitley didn't repeal retrospective tax amendment: Chidambaram November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the issue of retrospective tax saying it was because of latter's insistence on amendment that he could not go ahead with his plans. At a book launch in the national capital, Chidambaram said, "I...
  • Race for Goa CM heats up, Parrikar downplays rebellion in party as 3 MLAs eye the post November 8, 2014

    Panaji: With the Union Cabinet expansion due on Sunday, Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who will be moving to the Centre to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's team, has played down the rebellion in the party over the tussle to take his post in the state. Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza...
  • Union Cabinet expansion at 1 PM Sunday, Parrikar to resign as Goa CM on Saturday November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is expected to be expanded at 1 PM on Sunday. Amidst reports that Manohar Parrikar might be inducted into the Union Cabinet as the Defence Minister, he said that he will resign from the post of Goa's Chief Minister on Saturday. "I will resign tomorrow...
  • Parrikar may resign as Goa CM today, discussions on his replacement underway November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With a Cabinet expansion likely on Sunday, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to move to the capital soon. As reports of him taking charge as the Defence Minister come to the fore, Parrikar is likely to resign as Goa Chief Minister after meeting the state Cabinet...
  • Left welcomes SP-JDU-RJD front, calls it a good initiative November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Thursday welcomed the coming together of the SP, JDU, JDS and RJD. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yechury said, "The time has come now for all these Left streams, Communist, and non - Communist Left to consolidate and come together because I think the...
  • Goa CM Parrikar to join Union Cabinet, BJP keen to induct Suresh Prabhu, Shiv Sena puts a spanner November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join the Union Cabinet and will move to Delhi. Parrikar could get the charge of the Defence Ministry which is currently held by Arun Jaitley as an additional charge along with the Finance Ministry portfolio. Amidst...
  • India, isolated, toughs it out in WTO food-stockpiling row November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India defied the world on Wednesday in a row over food stockpiling that has crippled attempts to reach a global trade agreement, raising doubts that backroom talks can reach a compromise before a Group of 20 summit in November. At the end of July, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled...