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  • John Kerry meets Defence Minister Arun Jaitley 7 hours 46 minutes ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry who is in Delhi on a three-day visit met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday morning. Prior to his meeting with Jaitley, Kerry called on National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He is scheduled to co-chair the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue...
  • Dalbir Singh Suhag takes over as new army chief on Thursday Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose appointment as Army Chief had kicked up a row, will on Thursday take over as the next head of the 1.3 million strong force succeeding General Bikram Singh who is retiring. Suhag was designated as Army Chief in May by the outgoing UPA...
  • Opposition slams Delhi budget in Lok Sabha Yesterday

    New Delhi: Opposition on Wednesday tore into the provisions in the budget for Delhi alleging that precious little has been done for the millions of people in the national capital in the exercise. Initiating a discussion in Lok Sabha on the 2014-15 budget for the national capital territory of Delhi, Congress...
  • BJP decides to take Modi government's achievements to people Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday decided to take to the public the achievements of the 60-day Narendra Modi government which, it claimed, has ensured that inflation and prices are in check, besides enhancing the country's image in the world. At a party coordination committee meet chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley,...
  • Jaitley to meet heads of PSU banks on Thursday 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is scheduled to hold his first meeting with all the heads of the public sector banks on July 31 and is expected to impress upon them the need to lower interest rates for boosting growth. "The Finance Minister would be meeting heads of banks on...
  • Defence Minister defers decision on Navy chopper deal over AgustaWestalnd links 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The NDA government has deferred its decision on the procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for the Indian Navy as one of the two companies in the race for the deal is linked with Finmeccannica-- the parent organisation of the scam-tainted firm AgustaWestalnd. The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence...
  • Rajnath Singh briefs Narendra Modi on UPSC row 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to resolve the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Delhi and briefed him about latest development in the matter. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Prime Minister's Cabinet and UPSC...
  • Venue for War Memorial, museum for Kargil heroes to be finalised soon 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The central government would soon finalise the venue for construction of a War Memorial and a museum in the honour of the soldiers who laid down their lives fighting the 1999 Kargil war with Pakistan, said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley after he paid homage to the martyrs at...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley takes on party MP for questioning if black money can be brought back 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister ArunJaitley on Friday rebuffed his party MP NishikantDubey who had caused an embarrassment to the government by questioning the possibility of black money returning to India in "our lifetime", saying he will not have to wait for long for this. "When my colleague Nishikant Dubey spoke...
  • Jaitley announces some concessions, tax on mutual fund from July 10 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Friday announced some concessions for mutual fund industry and income tax payers, while committing to low tax regime to promote industrial activity to generate jobs and create more resources to undertake social welfare activities. Announcing the concessions in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said...
  • Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance with Indian control 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday approved 49 per cent foreign investment in insurance companies through the FIPB route ensuring management control in the hands of Indian promoters. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved raising of FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent,"...
  • Jaitley or Rajnath, who is number two in the Modi government? July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as speculation remains rife over who will be allotted the seat next to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament, government sources say that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been allotted that seat. Rajnath getting that seat perhaps is an indication that he is the de-facto number two in...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pak in Akhnoor sector, 1 soldier killed July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: One soldier was killed and two were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday. There have been several ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent days. Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had raised the issue of violations in Parliament. Jaitley had...
  • Revenue collection expected to exceed target this fiscal: Arun Jaitley July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing target in the last financial year, the government on Monday exuded confidence that tax collection during the current fiscal would exceed budget estimate of Rs 13.64 lakh crore. "Revenue collection targets fixed for 2014-15 will not only be achieved but also surpassed," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said....
  • Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000 crore July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies. Among the major proposals to receive approval...
  • Recapitalisation of PSU banks is on high priority: Arun Jaitley July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said recapitalisation to the tune of Rs 2.4 lakh crore in public sector banks to meet Basel III norms is a 'high priority' item for the government. "We suggested proposal for recapitalising of public sector banks over the next four years...the government is...
  • India making all efforts to get Swiss bank account holders' list: Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Friday said that it was making all efforts to procure the list of illegal bank account holders in Switzerland and was collecting evidence in this regard. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also said in Lok Sabha that India was in the process of communication with the...
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  • Lok Sabha approves Budget 2014 July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Friday approved the budget for 2014-15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government last week presented its maiden Budget that sought to revive a flagging economy and mend public finances. During the debate on General Budget in the House on Friday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his...
  • More steps will be taken to sustain economic recovery: Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Friday blamed the "policy paralysis" and retro tax amendment of the previous UPA regime for the current economic woes and promised to take a series of steps besides the Budgetary provisions for sustainable growth amid indications of some recovery. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spelt out his intentions...
  • GDP growth to improve this fiscal, says Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's economic growth is expected to improve during the current fiscal from 4.7 per cent in 2013-14, helped by a revival in industrial growth, improved fiscal health and external economic situation, Parliament was informed on Friday. The Economic Survey 2013-14 tabled in the Lok Sabha early this month had...
  • Government closely monitoring Iraq situation: Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday said it is closely monitoring the situation in Iraq and will calibrate policy response to cope with it. "The turmoil in Iraq has the potential to have an impact on international prices of oil. The government closely monitors the emerging situation and calibrates appropriate policy...
  • Government takes steps to boost production of tea, coffee, rubber July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has taken measures to boost the production and export of plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber and spices through the Plantation Commodity Boards which provide financial and technical assistance to the growers and the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the help is offered to the growers and...
  • Jaitley presents Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 cr, no new taxes proposed July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 crore in the Lok Sabha. No new taxes have been proposed by the Finance Minister in the budget. Rs 260 crore has been provided for power subsidy in Delhi. Jaitley said that Rs 0.80-1.20 per unit...
  • Uproar over Gaza: Rajya Sabha adjourned twice during Question Hour July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress-led Opposition on Thursday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over a discussion on violence in Gaza not being listed in the day's agenda, leading to two adjournments during the Question Hour. As soon as the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari said...
  • No 'Number 2' in BJP with Modi away? July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Who is 'Number two' in the Narendra Modi Government? The question remained unanswered even on Tuesday as none of the top leaders formally presided over the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, in the absence of the Prime Minister. A day before leaving for the BRICS summit held in Brazil, Modi...
  • Row over Vaidik-Saeed meet: The diplomatic misadventures of a private individual July 15, 2014

    The extremely controversial meeting between 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and journalist Ved Prakash Vaidik has sparked off a nationwide debate. While opposition Congress slammed the meeting as government sponsored, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj strongly refuted such claims, saying that the government equally condemns such a meeting. ...
  • India in talks with a number of countries for new tax treaties July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday said negotiations are going on for signing new Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements (DTAAs) with Hong Kong, Iran, Nigeria and three other nations. The three other countries are Azerbaijan, Chile and Venezuela, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed Rajya Sabha in in a written reply. Besides, negotiations are also...
  • Government says it has nothing to do with Vaidik-Saeed meet July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday ruled out any link with Ramdev aide Ved Prakash Vaidik's 'interview' with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the allegation that the government facilitated the journalist's meeting with Hafiz Saeed is false and...
  • BJP cornered as Vaidik meets 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Congress fumes July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday was cornered by the Congress over a meeting between senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. Even though Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government had not authorised the meeting, the Congress was demanding more answers. Vaidik...