ARUN JAITLEY

  • Chaos in Parliament as Opposition, Government call each other arrogant 13 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: It has been a day of uproar in Parliament yet again with the opposition targeting the government over the Agra conversion row. The opposition parties maintained that a discussion is not enough and rather demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the government stood firm on its...
  • Jaitley adopts Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat 14 hours 54 minutes ago

    Vadodara: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has decided to adopt Karnali group panchayat villages in Gujarat's Vadodara district as part of the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna', a senior official has said. Four villages of Karnali, Pipaliya, Vadiya and Baglipura are covered under Karnali group panchayat of Dabhoi taluka. Vadodara District Collector...
  • Government calendar themed 'Clean India, Green India' launched Yesterday

    New Delhi: 'Clean India Green India' is the theme of the Indian government's calendar for 2015 that was released on Wednesday by Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, who also launched a mobile app to download its digital version. Jaitley, who addressed the brief function at the National Media Centre, said...
  • Live: Lok Sabha passes Companies Amendment Bill Yesterday

    A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. ...
  • Arun Jaitley to present Insurance Amendment Bill in Rajya Sabha today Yesterday

    New Delhi: A crucial day for the Narendra Modi government in Parliament on Wednesday as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present Insurance Amendment Bill for consideration and passing in Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to hike the foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The passing of...
  • Wholesale price inflation hits a zero, lowest in over five years 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Wholesale price inflation hit a zero level in November, the lowest in about five and half years, on account of decline in prices of food, fuel and manufactured items. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 1.77 per cent in October and 7.52 per cent in November...
  • CM's religion is not important, his vision and personality is, says Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    During 4th phase of elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "CM's religion is not important, his vision and personality is." ...
  • Conventional arithmetic will not work in J&K polls: Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    Jammu: Seeking a mandate in favour of BJP in Jammu and Kashmir, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that conventional poll arithmetic in the state would not work in this election, maintaining the ground chemistry has changed. "When there is a change in the ground chemistry, the conventional arithmetic does...
  • Arun Jaitley promises 'civilised' tax regime to attract investment December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India will soon raise the foreign investment cap in insurance sector and work for making the tax regime "civilised" to attract overseas investments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said while exuding confidence of achieving 6 per cent growth next fiscal. Underlining that growth would...
  • Mauritius yet to agree on tax treaty revision: Arun Jaitley December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said Mauritius is yet to agree to certain proposals to the long pending revision of bilateral tax treaty. "India has made certain proposals for revision of DTAC to end round tripping and other aspects. Mauritius is yet to agree to such revision," Finance Minister Arun...
  • Not all CMs are happy with Centre over dissolving Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence day pledge to dismantle Planning Commission by holding the first consultation meeting with chief ministers on Sunday. The PM said there is a need to create a new institution in the spirit of "cooperative federalism", a body that will...
  • Modi to overhaul Planning Commission, wants 'Team India' with Centre, states and bureaucracy December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The replacement of Planning Commission must incorporate the concept of "Team India", which according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was a combination of three teams - the PM and Chief Ministers; the Union Council of Ministers; and the bureaucracy in the Centre and states. Seeking to strengthen cooperative...
  • Jaitley's remarks contrary to historical facts of Kashmir dispute, far from reality, alleges Hurriyat December 5, 2014

    Srinagar: Questioning Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and borders cannot be redrawn, both the factions of Hurriyat Conference said that that his remarks are contrary to political and historical facts of Kashmir dispute and far from reality. Alleging that 'stubbornness' of...
  • SAIL share sale floor price fixed at Rs 83, may fetch Rs 1700 crore December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Government's five per cent stake in steel giant SAIL will be sold at a floor price of Rs 83 per share on Friday, which can raise Rs 1,500-1,700 crore for the exchequer in the first disinvestment under the new regime. "Government expects to garner Rs 1,500 crore to Rs...
  • Finance Minister for more global cooperation to check tax evasion, smuggling December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Calling upon revenue intelligence agencies to enhance cooperation with their global counterparts to check tax evasion and smuggling, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said free trade should also mean fair trade. Although the fiscal incentives for financial malpractices have come down over the years, the Minister said revenue...
  • Live: PM Modi forced to make a statement in Parliament over Niranjan Jyoti's controversial remark December 4, 2014

    The second week of the winter session of Parliament is expected to remain stormy as opposition parties are set to corner the Narendra Modi government over the controversial statement of Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 3, 2014

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  • Pakistan need to accept that boundaries can't be rewritten: Jaitley December 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said Pakistan should understand once and forever that boundaries between nations cannot be rewritten now. Addressing a gathering of local civil society and intellectuals in Srinagar, Jaitley said: "Pakistan needs to understand once and forever that boundaries between nations cannot be rewritten now." "Those few...
  • Delay in Land Acquisition Bill likely, Centre drops plans to table amendments in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Land Acquisition Bill, which was to be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament, could face further delay. Sources on Wednesday suggested the governmnet had dropped plans to table amendments in the Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament as it needs more time to get the opposition parties on...
  • An unrelenting Opposition rejects Union Minister Niranjan Jyoti's apology, demands her dismissal December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Tuesday apologised to the Parliament for her controversial remarks in Monday's public rally in New Delhi. However, the Opposition refused to relent, saying they wanted her to be sacked. "I had no intentions of hurting sentiments....
  • Law will take its own course: Jaitley on Niranjan Jyoti December 2, 2014

    Reacting to the huge uproar in Parliament over controversial remarks made by MoS Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Minister has already apologised and now the law should be allowed to take its own course. ...
  • Will try to bring GST Bill in this Session of Parliament: Jaitley December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government plans to get some key bills passed in the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament. After a productive week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that he will try to introduce the Goods & Service Tax (GST) Bill in Parliament. The government proposes to...
  • Indian road laws to be in line with standards set in US, UK, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Road and Transport Ministry is all set to bring major changes in the country's transport system. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is aiming at utilising bio-fuels for the running of vehicles, adding that the Centre will formulate new road laws which are in line...
  • Finance Minister hints at changes in laws to repatriate blackmoney November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted in Lok Sabha at the government considering amending the anti-money laundering and Income Tax laws to get back the black money stashed abroad, admitting that there are weaknesses in them. While making it clear that there was a need for tax-friendly regime...
  • Jaitley justifies tabling of Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Bill in RS November 27, 2014

    The Bill to amend the Delhi Police Special Police Establishment Act, which was passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, has been tabled in the Rajya Sabha. Speaking in the Upper House of the Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "When the Lokpal Bill was not passed we formed a...
  • Government raises account opening target to 10 crore under 'Jan Dhan Yojana' November 27, 2014

    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 November 27, 2014

    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....
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 26, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Modi snubs Sharif at SAARC, says combat cross-border terror November 26, 2014

    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...