ARUN JAITLEY

  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise Amit Shah to take a final call on government formation in the state 4 hours 38 minutes ago

    Jammu: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted at the BJP playing a crucial role in the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to the extent that the party is even likely to be a part of the next government in the State. However, he said BJP president Amit Shah...
  • BJP keeps up the suspense on government formation in J&K, Arun Jaitley meets elected MLAs 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    Jammu: Keeping up the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party is talking in two voices on the issue. While sources said that National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met BJP leaders in New Delhi on Thursday morning, a section of BJP members refuted reports about...
  • AB Vajpayee one of best prime ministers India has seen: Jaitley Yesterday

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the decision to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya. Jaitley said, "Vajpayee is one of the best prime ministers India has seen in the post Independence era." ...
  • Cabinet approves ordinances for coal auction, insurance reforms Yesterday

    New Delhi: After failing to pass the Insurance Bill as a result of repeated disruptions in the Winter session of Parliament, the government has cleared an ordinance to raise the cap of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Insurance sector. The Union Cabinet has also cleared the ordinance for implementation...
  • Follow up meeting on 'Make in India' campaign on December 29 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting of several stakeholders on December 29 to chalk out a 'specific action plan' to implement the 'Make in India' programme, which aims at boosting manufacturing sectors. During the day long workshop, which would be organised by the Commerce and Industry...
  • Common man to benefit from GST; states to gain from Day 1, says Arun Jaitley 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit most of the states from Day 1 and industries and common man also stand to gain, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. Speaking at the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to...
  • Government to compensate states for revenue losses from new GST 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India will compensate its state governments for revenue losses due to the new nationwide Goods and Service Tax (GST), which is targeted to be implemented on April 1, 2016, the Finance Minister said on Friday. Arun Jaitley told reporters that petroleum products would be part of the new GST. Earlier,...
  • PM Modi may order insurance, coal reforms if vote delayed: officials 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may consider using an executive order to push through laws overhauling the insurance and coal sectors, if the increasingly fractious Parliament fails to pass them soon, two government officials said. Bitter and sometimes sectarian disputes between ruling party and opposition lawmakers have held up a...
  • Will not allow political obstructionism to stop Insurance Bill: Arun Jaitley 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A day after introducing the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government is "extremely determined" to push insurance sector reforms and will not allow political obstructionism to stop it. "The government is extremely determined to go ahead with this (insurance...
  • Goods and Services Tax Bill introduced in Lok Sabha after nod by states, TMC sounds caution 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, the Centre on Friday introduced the long-pending Constitution Amendment Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for rollout of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and...
  • Chaos in Parliament as Opposition, Government call each other arrogant 1 week 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 1 week 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 December 17, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    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 December 17, 2014

    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 December 15, 2014

    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 December 14, 2014

    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 December 14, 2014

    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

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • 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....