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  • Aimed at Delhi Assembly elections, government promulgates ordinance to regularise illegal colonies 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Aimed at the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved regularisation of unauthorised colonies that have come up till June 1, 2014. Informing this to mediapersons, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said, "The Cabinet decided to extend...
  • Arun Jaitley rejects Raghuram Rajan's criticism of 'Make in India' 3 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Rejecting RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan's criticism of 'Make in India' programme, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it is about manufacturing of quality products at low costs and it was not relevant whether they are sold in India or abroad. "Whether Make...
  • Cabinet approves Ordinances on land acquisition, regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday approved two ordinances - one on Land Acquisition and another on National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions). The Bills could not be passed in the winter session of Parliament because of the ruckus on conversion issue. Informing about the ordinances, Information and Broadcasting...
  • Arun Jaitley projects better growth rate in 2015, hints at tax reforms 9 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: While projecting a better growth rate in the year ahead, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday admitted that manufacturing remained a challenge but also hinted at tax reforms to boost sentiments in India. Speaking at the 'Make In India' event in New Delhi, Jaitley said the government is taking...
  • States want issues to be resolved before GST roll-out 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Days after Centre bringing in the landmark single rate GST bill, the states on Friday demanded early redressal of their concerns on revenue loss while pressing for release of more funds and having a say in implementation of the central schemes. Besides seeking decentralisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS),...
  • J&K: Amit Shah authorised to take final call on state government formation, Omar denies deal with BJP 3 days ago

    Jammu/ Srinagar: Amidst government formation exercises by the two largest parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), in Jammu and Kashmir, outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah of the National Conference (NC) has strongly rebutted reports which said he was in talks with the former. The BJP, on...
  • J&K: BJP MLAs authorise Amit Shah to take a final call on government formation in the state 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 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 1 week 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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 20, 2014

    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 December 19, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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 December 18, 2014

    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...
  • Ishant Sharma is the leader of the pack, says India bowling coach December 15, 2014

    Brisbane: India's bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Monday that Ishant Sharma is the 'leader' of the team's bowling unit in the ongoing series against Australia since he is the most experienced among the pacers in the squad. The coach said the team's younger bowlers looked up to Ishant who converses...
  • 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...
  • Arun Vijay sports chiselled six-pack abs in 'Yennai Arindhaal'; shares his new look on Twitter December 8, 2014

    The eagerly awaited Tamil action-drama 'Yennai Arindhaal' will see actors Ajith Kumar, Arun Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty working with director Gautam Vasudev Menon. ...
  • 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...