ARUN JAITLEY

  • PM Modi lauds scientists for successful test-firing of Agni-V 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed scientists for the successful test-firing of 'Agni V' and said the missile is a prized asset for the country's forces. "Successful test-firing of Agni V from a canister makes the missile a prized asset for our forces. I...
  • 'Sadistic' economic practices by UPA the reason why India suffered: Jaitley on Natarajan's resignation Yesterday

    New Delhi: "The UPA government put in place 'sadistic' economic practices. That is precisely why India suffered," said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday after Jayanthi Natarajan submitted her resignation letter to party President Sonia Gandhi. The Finance Minister said that Natarajan's revelations had proved that the government she belonged...
  • Arun Jaitley urged not to back Srinivasan in BCCI Yesterday

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Thursday requested former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president and union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not to support sidelined president N Srinivasan. Srinivasan was barred by the Supreme Court on January 22 from contesting the BCCI elections...
  • BJP ropes in bigwigs: Does AAP have the edge in Delhi? 2 days ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is planning an aggressive campaign in the last week in the run up to the upcoming Delhi assembly election. The party has asked the senior union Ministers to monitor the campaigning in the national capital. ...
  • Srinivasan-Jaitley discussion on cards post ICC meet in Dubai 2 days ago

    New Delhi: BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan is set to discuss his future course of action with BJP heavyweight and union finance minister Arun Jaitley once the embattled cricket administrator is back from the two-day ICC Board Meeting in Dubai, scheduled to conclude tomorrow. A Supreme Court verdict has effectively barred Srinivasan...
  • Delhi elections: BJP plans aggressive campaign to counter AAP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Launching an aggressive campaign for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections to counter the Aam Aadmi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party has asked several senior Union Ministers to monitor the strategy. BJP President Amit Shah met senior ministers including JP Nadda, Ananth Kumar, Radha Mohan Singh, Chaudhary Birender Singh,...
  • Finance Minister for tax reforms and quick decisions to ensure stability 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday underlined the need for tax reforms and quick decision making to ensure stability in policy regime. The Minister also asked the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) officials to maintain certain level of civility with assessees but to...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya wants Arun Jaitley's nod, Shivlal Yadav in spotlight 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI top brass is waiting for the return of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, a former Board Vice President, to decide on the future course of action in the wake of the Supreme Court order barring sidelined President N Srinivasan from contesting elections. A day after the Supreme...
  • Subsidies to be rationalised, joint session on insurance: Arun Jaitley January 23, 2015

    Davos: Wooing global investors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at rationalising subsidies on kerosene and cooking gas, rebuilding credibility of taxation structure and calling a joint session of Parliament to get the insurance bill passed if it is not cleared in the coming session. Laying the fiscal road map...
  • Switzerland promises cooperation to India on tax matters January 22, 2015

    Davos: Switzerland on Wednesday assured India of full cooperation on tax information exchange and agreed to discuss the issue of black money stashed in Swiss banks. This assurance was given during a meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had with his Swiss counterpart Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf on the sidelines of the World Economic...
  • Government to keep up pace on reforms: Arun Jaitley January 22, 2015

    Davos: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assured that the government will keep up pace on reforms but said he doesn't want to build expectations in the run up to the Budget. "I am not building up the expectations but yes we are going to keep up the pace. I have already...
  • Budget session likely from February 23: Sources January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: According to sources on Tuesday, the Budget session of Parliament is likely to start from February 23. Hopes are high with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley indicating start of second-generation reforms going forward. Jaitley is likely to make significant announcements on key issues such as retro tax, goods and services...
  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi slams Arun Jaitley meeting Jayalalithaa January 19, 2015

    Chennai: DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's meeting with the AIADMK chief and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday. In a statement he said "Is it proper for a Union minister to meet a convicted person? I am reminded of the saying "cat is out...
  • Watch: Arun Jaitley's lecture on freedom and responsibility of media January 19, 2015

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley gives lecture on freedom and responsibility of media at Justice JS Verma Memorial on Sunday. Jaitley slams media for invading privacy of individuals and running media trials. ...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls on Jayalalithaa January 18, 2015

    Chennai: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday met AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa at her Poes Garden residence in the first high profile visit after the former chief minister was let on bail in a disproportionate wealth case. An AIADMK release said Jayalalithaa received Jaitley "warmly. It was a courtesy call...
  • Arun Jaitley slams media, says media trials must be avoided in high profile cases January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday slammed the media for invading privacy of individuals and running media trials. The remarks assume significance as Congress MP Shashi Tharoor recently hit out at the media for being prosecutor, judge and jury in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death...
  • There was no focus on manufacturing in last 5 years, says Arun Jaitley January 18, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday addressed 'Act for Growth Meet'. ...
  • Arun Jaitley lashes out at CBFC members January 17, 2015

    Arun Jaitely hit back at CBFC members in a blog post and called them rebels. "If there is any corruption in CBFC, UPA appointees have themselves to blame," he said. ...
  • Jaitley hits out at censor board, says UPA appointees to be blamed for any corruption January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Slamming former Censor board chief Leela Samson and other members of the board for resigning from their posts over allegations of interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday shrugged off the responsibility from the NDA government. "If there is any corruption in...
  • RBI rate cut decision 'turning point', will boost growth: Arun Jaitley January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday described the decision of RBI to cut key policy rate by 0.25 per cent as an "important turning point" and hoped it would engender faster growth. "After two years that interest rates are going to move downwards and...
  • Will Kiran Bedi prove to be the gamechanger in Delhi polls? January 15, 2015

    Former cop and former team Anna member Kiran Bedi on Thursday joined BJP and will contest the February 7 Delhi Assembly polls, a move seen as the party's effort to contain Aam Aadmi Party in the national capital. The 65-year old former IPS officer was inducted into the party fold...
  • Delhi elections: BJP tweaks strategy, to contest under former IPS officer Kiran Bedi's leadership January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: In a clear hint that it has finally found a face which it was desperately looking for so far to take on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi Assembly elections, the BJP on Thursday not only inducted former IPS officer and prominent former Team Anna...
  • EMIs to fall as banks ready to cut interest rates after RBI's surpise move January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Soon your EMIs are going to come down with several banks going ahead with a reduction in their interest rates after the Reserve Bank of India itself cut rates in a surprise inter-meeting move on Thursday. United Bank of India on Thursday said it would cut its base rate...
  • A rate cut seems to be on the anvil soon: Finance Ministry January 14, 2015

    The Finance Ministry has said that there is no reason why a rate cut cannot happen when RBI reviews policy on February 3. They say slower than expected pace of inflation has given RBI enough elbow room. ...
  • Special focus on defence sector at Vibrant Gujarat Summit, 11 MoUs signed January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat rolled out the red carpet for global business leaders who brainstormed and pledged investment in the state at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit but the special focus was on defence. Other areas of focus in the three-day event were health, food security and climate change. Eleven MoUs were signed in...
  • 21,000 MoUs worth Rs 21 lakh crore signed at Gujarat Vibrant Summit January 13, 2015

    Gandhinagar: The seventh edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar was bigger and more impressive than all the previous editions as over 21,000 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) worth Rs 25 lakh crore have been signed. The three-day event saw political and business leaders from across the world converge...
  • Over 18,000 MoUs worth Rs 10 lakh crore signed on day one of Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 12, 2015

    Gandhinagar: As the second day of Vibrant Gujarat Summit is underway in Gandhinagar on Monday, over 18,000 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) worth Rs 10 lakh crore were signed on day one of the summit itself. Another 5000-odd MoUs are likely to be signed today. The three-day summit kicked off on Sunday...
  • Live: Gujarat Vibrant Summit 2015 - Day 2 January 12, 2015

    The seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday is being attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as international companies. ...
  • Arun Jaitley adopts 4 villages in Gujarat January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday adopted four villages in Vadodara district in Gujarat as part of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana for MPs. "Today I adopted four villages-- Karnali, Pipaliya, Valida, Baglipura-- under the Karnali group panchayat of Dabhoi taluka in Vadodara district,...
  • 'Vibrant Gujarat' is now India's principle economic summit, says Arun Jaitley January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit has become the country's "principle economic summit" and welcomed other states organising similar events. "The more the states organise it, the more their idiom and their attitude in support of investment...