ARUN JAITLY

  • No problem with anyone probing black money, will give names of all account holders to SC: Arun Jaitley October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Responding to the Supreme Court's directive to the Centre to disclose names of all the account holders in the black money case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday evening said that the government has no problem in disclosing any names. "The government has no difficulty in placing the...
  • Government to name those having prosecutable case: FM on black money October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Government will make public names of only those people against whom there is a prosecutable case in connection with tax evasion through offshore accounts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday, amid the Congress asking for disclosure of all names of black money holders. "We will disclose only those...
  • Centre to issue ordinance to auction cancelled coal blocks, says 'UPA's mess will be cleaned up' October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks after the Supreme Court cancelled allocation of 214 coal blocks, the government on Monday moved to bring an Ordinance that will enable it to acquire the land of these mines along with plants for auction later. "India will bring in the Ordinance to help auction of coal blocks...
  • Ahmedabad Metro project gets green signal, first phase to cover 35.96 km October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at providing much needed connectivity to the commuters in some of the densest and traffic congested areas of Ahmedabad, Union Cabinet on Saturday approved Rs 10,773 crore for the phase-1 of Ahmedabad metro covering 35.96 km. The metro is expected to considerably reduce the traffic congestion and will...
  • IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Due to "inordinate delay" in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "In order to meet the emergent situation due to inordinate delay in...
  • John Kerry, Sushma Swaraj cochair fifth IndoUS strategic dialogue July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday cochaired fifth IndoUS Strategic Dialogue during which the two sides discussed "transformative initiatives" in key areas of security and energy. Security concerns, counter terrorism, enhancing trade and investment and cooperation on energy remained some...
  • IAF receives 6th C17 Globemaster III aircraft July 28, 2014

    The Indian Air Force received its sixth C17 Globemaster III on Monday. The arrival of the new addition to the IAF was recieved by the Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who visited the Palam Airbase in New Delhi and familiarised himself with the aircraft. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief...
  • It is a holistic budget, says Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Thursday termed as holistic the general budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and said it was a foundation of good days ahead. "This Budget has taken care of the needs of both the urban and the rural areas. The middle class and the poor will...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.400 crore for the development of Indian sports, including upgradation of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, a sports university in Manipur and training for athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian games. The biggest beneficiary was the state of Jammu...
  • Will break vicious cycle of high inflationinterest rate, says Jaitley June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Committing to break the vicious cycle of high inflation and high interest rate, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday made a case for putting in place strict measures and special courts to stop hoarding and black marketing, in addition to reviewing the commodity laws. "Long inflationary trends have adversely...
  • Modi Cabinet: The stamp of the PM's authority is visibly apparent May 27, 2014

    The new Council of Ministers led by Narendra Modi has assumed office amidst much fanfare. While a lot of focus has been on who all were there for the swearingin ceremony, the Council of Ministers draws attention for many more reasons. The clear stamp of the authority and preeminence of...
  • Arun Jaitley, former Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha May 26, 2014

    Few people in the central leadership of BJP could claim to have the ears of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Arun Jaitley can. Jaitley (61) defended Modi vigrously when future appeared uncertain for the then Gujarat Chief Minister following 2002 riots and played a crucial rule in his rise to the top...
  • Congress, Gandhi family used Manmohan as 'puppet': Jaitley April 27, 2014

    Amritsar: BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday accused Congress and the Gandhi family of using Manmohan Singh as a "puppet" and held the ruling party responsible for "weakening" the country's security and economy. Jaitley, who is the SADBJP for Amritsar Lok Sabha seat, also accused Congress of "killing" democratic traditions of...
  • Action sought against Jaitley for hurting religious sentiments April 25, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Alleging it to be an attempt to hurt religious sentiments of Sikhs, three citybased persons petitioned the police commissioner in Ahmedabad on Friday seeking action against BJP leader Arun Jaitley and an Akali leader Bikram Singh for using 'ShabadKirtan' for political purposes. "Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia has modified Sikh...
  • Three arrested for hacking call data records of a lawyer November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: In another case related to hacking of call data records after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley's records were traced, 3 people including a policeman and a businessman have been arrested from the national capital. The case pertains to hacking of call data records of a lawyer...
  • Appointing Modi as BJP's PM candidate is a winning decision: Jaitley September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Claiming Gujarat Chief Minister's anointment as the party's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections is a winning decision, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that with Narendra Modi in the front, their possibility of getting larger number of seats exists. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar at Devil's...
  • Coal scam: Missing files block CBI probe, Opposition alleges cover up August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The coal scam continues to haunt the government as crucial files required by the CBI have gone missing from the records. Sources tell CNNIBN that the CBI's repeated letters to the Coal Ministry have failed to get a response. According to the sources, the missing Coal Ministry files have...
  • CongressBJP at loggerheads in Parliament over Vadra land deals August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Robert Vadra land deal, Telangana and Kishtwar violence ensured that both Houses of Parliament could not transact much business on Tuesday with MPs shouting slogans and disrupting the proceedings. With the Opposition particularly the BJP adamant to put the Congress on the mat over the alleged irregularities committed by...
  • IPL: BCCI full of politicians, but refuses to act against Srinivasan May 28, 2013

    New Delhi: IPL 6 is over but the spotfixing and betting scandal in the Twenty20 tournament has become a never ending nightmare. The scandal has also reached BCCI chief and Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan's doorsteps but he has refused to step down. Even as Srinivasan has brazenly tried...
  • Spotlight on Modi at BJP Conclave March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The three-day conclave of BJP kicked off on Saturday with the spotlight on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, projected by some as the party's Prime ministerial face, amid voices in the party that his popularity has grown significantly to make a mark on the national polity. The Conclave,...
  • BJP questions Rahul Gandhi's potential as Congress VP January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday reacted to Rahul Gandhi's appointment as the Congress Vice President by raising questions over his potential, saying it has to be seen whether the nation accepts him as a leader on the basis of "family inheritance". "The world's largest democracy cannot...
  • 'Mulayam's predictions should not be taken seriously' August 20, 2012

    Ahmedabad: A day after Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said neither Congress nor BJP would get a majority in the 2014 general elections, BJP on Sunday said his predictions should not be taken seriously. "I don't know what exactly he has said but as far as Mulayam Singh Yadav...
  • Advani sulks, to miss rally as BSY backs Modi May 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The war within the BJP is out in the open. A day after skipping the BJP national executive meet where a resolution was passed extending Nitin Gadkari's term as president, senior leader LK Advani is unlikely to attend Friday's rally. Advani is reportedly upset with party's state of affairs...
  • Mumbai serial blasts: the political blame game July 14, 2011

    Mumbai: Political blame game over the Mumbai blasts begins after Rahul Gandhi said not every terror attack can be prevented. The BJP accuses the Congress of being soft on terror, alleging the ruling party of being bias against the majority and a tendency to appease the minority. So have our politicians...
  • Gadkari to BJP workers: replicate Bihar results February 5, 2011

    Patna: Buoyed by NDA's resounding victory in the Bihar Assembly polls, BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Saturday asked party workers to replicate their performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and bring the alliance back to power. "The Bihar verdict has given a new direction to national politics by rewarding performers...
  • Tiranga tangle in Jammu: Yatra halted, BJP angry January 25, 2011

    New Delhi: It's the battle of wills in Jammu and Kashmir as the Omar Abdullah government pulled out all the stops to prevent an equally defiant BJP from hoisting the Tricolour in Srinagar on Republic Day. Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were pushed back to the Punjab border...
  • BJP calls for K'taka bandh, flays Governor January 22, 2011

    New Delhi: Karnataka Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj has taken his battle against Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to its final stage. The ongoing war of words between Yeddyurappa and Bhardwaj sparked street violence overnight. Tyres were burnt as mobs chanted slogans. The BJP has called a bandh in the state on Saturday...
  • Demand for JPC has public support: Jaitley January 9, 2011

    The BJP leader says Opposition's demand for a JPC into 2G scam is a legitimate one. ...
  • Demand for JPC has public support: Jaitley January 9, 2011

    Karan Thapar:Hello and welcome to Devils Advocate. As the BJP meets in Guwahati for the national executive, my guest today is the leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley. Mr Arun Jaitley, lets start with the BJPs insistent demand on a JPC. Not only have you ended...
  • BJP slams Congress, CBI in the Bofors deal January 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Kickbacks were indeed paid in the infamous Bofors arms deal. The income tax appellate tribunal in New Delhi has confirmed that while passing a tax order against Win Chaddha, long term associate of main accused Ottavio Quattrocchi. "An amount of Swedish Kroner 242.62 million was paid by M/s AB...