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27 Dec 2017


Jaitley: Modi didn't question Manmohan Singh's commitment to India

Finance minister Arun Jaitley tried to pacify Congress with a half-apology claiming that PM Modi didn't mean to question former PM Manmohan Singh's loyalty to India.

21 Dec 2017


Arun Jaitley: Congress taking 2G verdict as badge of honor!

FM Arun Jaitley slammed Congress for treating the 2G verdict as a "badge of honor." He declared that Congress should recall why the case was investigated.

19 Dec 2017

Sushil Kumar Modi

Jaitley: Government ready to include petrol, diesel under GST

FM Arun Jaitley announced that the government is prepared to bring petroleum products like petrol, diesel and LPG under the ambit of the goods and services tax (GST). They are now waiting for states' consensus to go ahead.

16 Dec 2017


GST Council: E-Way Bill system to be implemented from January

To facilitate seamless movement of goods across states, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley-led GST Council has decided to go for an early rollout of the nationwide "electronic-way bill system" under the GST regime.

08 Dec 2017


Less than 24 hours before Gujarat polls, BJP releases manifesto

Less than 24 hours before Gujaratis will exercise their right to vote, BJP has released its manifesto.

08 Dec 2017

Narendra Modi

Mani Shankar Aiyar suspended, Jaitley says it's a "strategic" move

Following senior leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's rant calling PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person, Congress showed him the door.

11 Nov 2017


23rd GST Council Meeting: GST return filing deadlines extended

In the 23rd GST Council Meeting convened at Guwahati, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley-led panel made several changes to ease the taxpayers' pain.

05 Nov 2017


GST on daily-use goods expected to go down

Consumers and small-and-medium businesses across India may soon have a reason to celebrate.

01 Nov 2017


Rahul: GST, note ban have ruined ease of doing business

The day after World Bank (WB) noted that India's business climate has improved, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi said that demonetization and goods and services tax (GST) have ruined ease of doing business.

01 Nov 2017


Survey: 43% Indians paid bribes in the last one year

If you thought corruption in India is on a downward trajectory, a recent survey by LocalCircles will tell you otherwise.

01 Nov 2017


India breaks into top-100 in World Bank's "Doing Business" report

The World Bank's "Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs" report has been released, and India stunned the world by jumping 30 places on the index, which ranked India 100 out of 190 countries.

24 Oct 2017


Arun Jaitley talks GST, Bharatmala, affordable housing and more

At a press conference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reiterated the government's commitment to infrastructure development, affordable housing, a strong banking sector and more.

22 Oct 2017


GST rates need complete overhaul: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said GST rates need a complete overhaul, given that the new regime is firmly implemented.

New online chat support for taxpayers on I-T website

In a significant help for taxpayers, the Income Tax department has launched an 'online chat' to help citizens resolve basic queries and doubts.

15 Oct 2017


India on solid growth-track, says IMF Chief backing GST, demonetization

Only days after the International Monetary Fund slashed India's growth forecast for 2017 and 2018, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the country's economy is on a "very solid track" in the medium term.

06 Oct 2017


GST Council announces relief for exporters, small traders

Addressing media after the GST Council's 22nd meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced several reforms in India's new tax regime.

29 Sep 2017


Jaitley vs Sinha: Jaitley calls Sinha "job applicant at 80"!

The war of words between BJP and former FM and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha reached new heights as FM Arun Jaitley hit back calling him a "job applicant at 80."

27 Sep 2017


Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha derides government's economic policies

Former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out at PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.

26 Sep 2017


DDCA case: Arun Jaitley accuses Arvind Kejriwal of delaying tactics

FM Arun Jaitley accused Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of delaying the Delhi HC's court proceedings by asking for the minutes of the meetings of Delhi and District Association (DDCA) between 1999 and 2014.

19 Sep 2017


A week of India's new Defense Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman is the first Defense Minister in 16 years to visit the sensitive Uttarlai airbase in Barmer, Rajasthan after George Fernandes in 2001.

16 Sep 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Two terrorists killed as army foils infiltration bid in Machil

Two terrorists were killed as the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid along J&K's Machil sector in Kupwara this morning.

12 Sep 2017


Armed forces raise pay disparity issue within MoD with Sitharaman

Newly appointed Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is faced with a pay disparity tussle between the military and civilians working under the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

10 Sep 2017


GST: Car prices will increase; daily-use items made cheaper

Mid-sized cars, luxury cars, and SUVs are set to see an increase in prices after the GST Council decided to levy an additional cess on them.

10 Sep 2017


Air India's debt may get excluded for stake sale

Centre may keep out a part of Air India's debt to draw investors.

08 Sep 2017


Only Rs. 4,900cr disclosed under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) recovered a mere Rs. 4,900 crore worth black money, disclosed by 21,000 Indians.

03 Sep 2017


Demonetization: 22.22 lakh tax evaders deposited over Rs. 2L crore!

Analysis of Finance Ministry data has revealed shocking findings: a total of 22.22 lakh entities (individuals+firms), who had never filed tax returns ever, had deposited a combined amount of over Rs. 2L crore post demonetization.

01 Sep 2017


Air India stake sale soon, hints Jaitley

Now that two parties have formally expressed interest in buying the national carrier Air India, FinMin Jaitley has hinted that an expeditious decision will soon be taken on its disinvestment.

31 Aug 2017


GDP growth in April-June quarter slides to 5.7%

As per data, the growth of Indian economy slumped to a three-year low in the April-June quarter.

31 Aug 2017


Govt defines creamy layer posts in PSUs, other public institutions

The government has barred officials in certain posts in PSUs and public sector financial institutions, as well as "socially-advanced persons/sections", from claiming reservation benefits under OBC category.

31 Aug 2017


Indian Army to undergo reforms to boost combat capability

The Centre has announced a significant restructuring of the Indian Army in a bid to boost combat capability and streamlined expenditure.

31 Aug 2017


What did India achieve from demonetization move?

Arun Jaitley, citing the recent RBI declaration that "99% of the old currency notes were back with the central bank", said that demonetization had a positive effect.

29 Aug 2017


Delhi: Metro ridership witnesses sharp decline in June after price-hike

Following the fare hike in May, Delhi Metro witnessed a decline of nearly 1.5 lakh commuters a day in June.

28 Aug 2017


Bengaluru: Woman throws off her 7-year-old daughter twice from terrace

In a very disturbing incident, a seven-year-old girl, Aishika Sarkar, was allegedly killed by her mother Swathi who threw her off to the ground twice from their four-story residential complex's terrace at Jaraganahalli in Bengaluru's JP Nagar.

28 Aug 2017


Jaitley says PMJDY scheme ushering in revolution

Arun Jaitley, on the occasion of 3rd anniversary of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) said it had brought all "Indians into one common financial, economic, and digital space".

24 Aug 2017


Arun Jaitley to inaugurate made-in-India helicopters' production line

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley would reportedly inaugurate a production line of Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs) developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Indian Air Force and Army on 26 August.

24 Aug 2017


PSB Consolidation: Cabinet gives nod to merge state-owned banks

Taking another step towards consolidation of public sector banks (PSBs), the Union Cabinet approved an "Alternative Mechanism" for constituting an inter-ministerial panel for overseeing the mergers of 21 state-run banks.

20 Aug 2017


Repay loans or lose ownership: Jaitley tells companies

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has warned companies against defaulting on loans, asking them either to pay up or possibly lose ownership.

17 Aug 2017


Delhi: Electoral Office to move to unified database of voters

Delhi's Chief Electoral Office has decided to switch to Electoral Registration Officer NET - the unified database of all voters across country, from the present system.

08 Aug 2017


'Biggest scam of this century': Two sizes of Rs.500 notes?

The "biggest scam of this century" rocked the Parliament today as the opposition alleged that the new Rs. 500 notes were being printed in two sizes, "one for the ruling party and one for the others".

05 Aug 2017


Bharat 22 ETF gets created for government's disinvestment program

Calling it the most significant announcement made this year on the stake divestment program of the NDA government, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the center has now created a new ETF named Bharat 22.