Arun Jaitley

  • Army, BSF responding effectively to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Defence Minister 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Indian Army and Border Security Force are responding effectively to the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire as many as 16 times in the last 16 days. The heavy firing on Saturday morning killed two civilians...
  • INS Kamorta, India's first indigenously built stealth warship commissioned into Navy 4 hours 2 minutes ago

    Vishakhapatnam: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday commissioned India's first indigenously-built stealth anti-submarine warfare INS Kamorta at naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam. The warship has been built by the state-owned Gardenreach Shipbuilders in Kolkata and is the first vessel in the Navy whose all weapon systems are manufactured indigenously. Speaking...
  • News 360: Braveheart takes on hecklers who assaulted her husband 18 hours 19 minutes ago

    In an inspiring story coming in from Meerut, a woman defended herself and her husband when a group of miscreants attacked them. ...
  • RBI notifies increased PPF deposit limit of Rs 1.5 lakh/year 20 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Friday notified the increase in deposit money under Public Provident Fund (PPF) to Rs 1.5 lakh from Rs 1 lakh earlier. "We forward herewith a copy of the Government of India Notification...The Government of India, vide this Notification, has enhanced the individual subscription limit under the...
  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • Arun Jaitley calls December 16 gangrape a 'small incident', clarifies later Yesterday

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley has sparked a row after he made a controversial remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley was addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student a 'small incident of...
  • Arun Jaitley advocates for low tax regime in tourism sector Yesterday

    New Delhi: Advocating for low taxation regime, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said if higher taxes are levied on the tourism industry, then there will be less tourists and lesser revenue collection. "If tourism industry, state governments and the centre are loaded with higher taxes then we will have less...
  • India to tighten up banking risk management, says Jaitley 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the government was working to tighten up risk management in the banking sector, responding to recent scandals that have raised doubts about lending practices at state banks. Jaitley did not name any bank, but his comments followed the launch of an...
  • Forces have not allowed China to encroach our land: Arun Jaitley 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of incursions by Chinese troops, India on Wednesday said that its armed forces were taking "more than adequate" action on such incidents and have not allowed China to encroach any part of its territory. "There have been cases where their patrols have been getting into...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again 3 days ago

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Pakistan consistently provoked India: Arun Jaitley 4 days ago

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Pakistan violates the ceasefire and the envoy called separatists for talk." ...
  • Pakistan ceasefire violations deliberate: Jaitley 4 days ago

    Amritsar: Terming as "deliberate" the repeated ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said Pakistan and "powers within" it clearly do not want ties with India to be normal. "It is clear that there is deliberate ceasefire violation from Pakistan side. Earlier,...
  • Low growth, high inflation not acceptable: Arun Jaitley 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the current situation of high inflation and low growth has to be reversed to achieve sustainable GDP expansion along with improvement in price situation. "If inflation is high then you begin at a point where growth is low. We need to change this...
  • Mumbai: We will work swiftly for removing obstacles in development of SEZs, says Modi 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid the foundation for the Rs 4,000-crore port-based multi-product special economic zone(SEZ) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Navi Mumbai. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan were also present at the ceremony. ...
  • INS Kolkata inducted into the Navy, PM Modi calls it prime example of India's defence capabilities 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inducted India's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan were also present at the ceremony. Modi congratulated everyone associated with the project and said, "INS Kolkata is an example of...
  • Modi to induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai on Saturday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will also be present at the ceremony. The warship has been constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and...
  • Parliament panel to review insurance bill in setback for government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government sent a landmark bill to liberalise the insurance sector to a parliament committee on Thursday after the opposition opposed the legislation in the upper house where it has a majority. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a select committee will examine the bill to increase the cap...
  • Opposition creates ruckus over government's tough stance at WTO August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Opposition on Monday created ruckus in the Rajya Sabha as it raised the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government's tough stance at the World Trade Organisation that scuttled the Trade Facilitation Agreement. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was forced to make a clarification in the House. He said that the Bali...
  • Amarinder Singh seeks Sushma's help to bring back body of Punjab man August 10, 2014

    Amritsar: Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in bringing back the body of an Amritsar-origin man who was shot dead in the US last week. In a letter, he explained to the minister that Rajinder Kumar Sharma, from Khandwala in Chheharta area...
  • Arun Jaitley asks SEBI to guard against market violations August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday asked market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) to be vigilant against possible market violations, while focusing more on attracting retail investors and addressing their grievances. "The minister advised Sebi to remain vigilant about probable violations in the market, focus more...
  • Arun Jaitley nudges RBI to cut rate to boost growth August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Nudging the Reserve Bank of India to cut interest rates to boost growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that he had already made his mind clear and hoped the central bank will take decision after taking into account various factors. The RBI had maintained status-quo on interest...
  • Bring more retail investors to market: Jaitley to Sebi August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Pitching for greater transparency in rule-making and other functions of regulators, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday asked Sebi to work towards attracting more retail investors to the capital markets. Addressing the board of the capital markets regulator, Jaitley also asked Sebi to consider new measures to address issues...
  • Government will give resources to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in Valley, says Arun Jaitley August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kashmiri Pandits who wish to go back to the Valley and settle there will be facilitated with all necessary resources by the government, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. "There has been clarity in this government regarding many problems and we have even allocated money. Our Kashmiri Pandit...
  • Modi lauds Amit Shah, calls him man of the match in 2014 Lok Sabha polls August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Amit Shah for taking over as Bharatiya Janata Party's President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion, lauded Shah's efforts during the stupendous performance of the BJP in the Lok Sabha elections and called him the 'man of the match'. Speaking at the BJP's first national council meet...
  • RBI's tough inflation stance risks stand-off with Modi government August 9, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has set himself a target of lowering consumer inflation and is even ready to raise rates to achieve it, risking friction with the new government if he is seen as overstepping. Rajan, well known within the RBI for pragmatism, now must...
  • US eyes mega defence deals worth Rs 20,000 crore as Chuck Hagel visits India August 7, 2014

    Washington: Ahead of his first visit to India, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said the US is looking for new partners and relationships in Asia Pacific region which represents both opportunities and challenges. Defence deals worth over Rs 20,000 crore, intelligence sharing on counter-terrorist activities and steps to strengthen military ties...
  • Congress defends Rahul Gandhi, Aiyar flays Jaitley for allegations of internal rebellion August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has defended party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's protest in Parliament on Wednesday. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has also rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party's claims that it is aimed to quell clamour for Priyanka Gandhi's entry into the party. Aiyar lashed out at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...
  • News 360: Passengers push train to free trapped commuter in Perth August 6, 2014

    After realising the staff members' incapacity to rescue a man struck between the platform and train, all the people on station pushed and tilted the train to rescue the man. The incident took place in Perth, Australia. ...
  • Cabinet approves 49% FDI in defence, 100% in railway infrastructure August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with the economic reforms, the Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the long-delayed proposal for raising FDI limit in defence to 49 per cent and fully opened up the railway infrastructure segment, like high-speed trains, for foreign investment. The decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister...
  • Sonia Gandhi brushes aside Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion in Congress August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday brushed aside Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's allegations of rebellion within her party. Sonia said, "Let them say what they want to." The remarks came after Jaitley said that the Congress was facing an internal coup. "The Congress is facing a coup within the...