Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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Several DDCA members quit after Rajat Sharma's resignation

16 Nov 2019

Several DDCA members quit after Rajat Sharma's resignation

Following the resignation of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) President Rajat Sharma on Saturday, several other members of the association submitted their resignation.

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

27 Aug 2019

Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

Delhi's sprawling Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, famous for the innumerable cricket matches it hosted/hosts, will be renamed after late BJP leader Arun Jaitley, Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) President Rajat Sharma confirmed on Tuesday.

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

25 Aug 2019

BJP's troubleshooter and stalwart, Arun Jaitley cremated with state honors

One of the tallest leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arun Jaitley, who breathed his last on Saturday, was cremated with complete state honors at New Delhi's Nigam Bodh Ghat a short while ago.

BJP minister pays 'homage' to Jaitley, observes 'two-minutes silence'. What?

15 Aug 2019

BJP minister pays 'homage' to Jaitley, observes 'two-minutes silence'. What?

In a shocking incident, a minister of Gujarat state government paid homage to BJP leader and former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at a function on August 10, reports TOI.

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

05 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

On Monday, India bore witness to history as the BJP-led Centre scrapped contentious Article 370, which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.

Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

06 May 2019

Rajiv Gandhi remark: Congress asks EC to act against Modi

The Congress has complained to Election Commission asking the body to take action against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his choice of words against former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

05 May 2019

Everything wrong with CJI Ranjan Gogoi sexual harassment case

The Supreme Court of India has become the center of controversy ever since a former employee of the apex court leveled allegations of sexual harassment against the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi.

After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

03 May 2019

After Azhar's listing, Pakistan seeks time to act against terror

After Masood Azhar's listing as UN-designated terrorist, Pakistan has sought more time from Paris-based terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to act on terrorism.

Three-judge panel to probe sexual harassment allegations against CJI Gogoi

24 Apr 2019

Three-judge panel to probe sexual harassment allegations against CJI Gogoi

On Tuesday, a three-judge panel, led by Justice SA Bobde was formed to investigate the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former staffer.

SC benches started hearings at 10:45 AM, 15 minutes late

22 Apr 2019

SC benches started hearings at 10:45 AM, 15 minutes late

On Monday, all benches of the Supreme Court commenced at 10:45 AM, 15 minutes past the actual time.

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

13 Apr 2019

Jaitley questions Rahul's qualification, says he got M.Phil without Masters

A day after Union Minister Smriti Irani's educational qualification dominated political conversations in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took a swipe at Congress President Rahul Gandhi saying he got his M.Phil degree without completing Masters.

#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

02 Apr 2019

#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday criticized the Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections hours after it was released.

Scrapping Article 370 will break relationship with J&K, warns Mehbooba

31 Mar 2019

Scrapping Article 370 will break relationship with J&K, warns Mehbooba

PDP leader and former Chief Minister of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti said on Saturday Article 370 shouldn't be touched as abolishing it will force the northernmost state to "rethink" its relationship with Union of India.

ED officer probing Nirav Modi case removed, reinstated hours later

30 Mar 2019

ED officer probing Nirav Modi case removed, reinstated hours later

In a concerning turn of events, the Enforcement Directorate officer who was investigating the Nirav Modi case was relieved of his duties on Friday evening, only to be reinstated at the post hours later.

UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

27 Mar 2019

UPA government didn't clear A-SAT missile-test: DRDO ex-chief on #MissionShakti

After PM Narendra Modi announced that India has become a space superpower with the success of Mission Shakti, former Director General of DRDO, VK Saraswat, blamed the erstwhile UPA government for delaying the space programme.

Indian Customs intelligence officers to check financial frauds in China

17 Mar 2019

Indian Customs intelligence officers to check financial frauds in China

India has decided to post Customs intelligence officers in China in its effort to check black money, trade-based money laundering, and other financial frauds, officials said today.

GST rate on affordable housing slashed from 8% to 1%

24 Feb 2019

GST rate on affordable housing slashed from 8% to 1%

In a big favor to home buyers, the GST Council, on Sunday, slashed GST on affordable housing to 1%, down significantly from the previous 8%.

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

01 Feb 2019

#Budget2019: BJP leaders hail 'robust announcements', Opposition dubs it 'jumla'

The interim budget presented by acting Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday invited a flurry of reactions in the country.

Arun Jaitley indisposed; Piyush Goyal made temporary Finance Minister

23 Jan 2019

Arun Jaitley indisposed; Piyush Goyal made temporary Finance Minister

Union Minister Piyush Goyal has been temporarily given the charge of Arun Jaitley's portfolios of Finance and Corporate Affairs in view of the latter's indisposition, according to a statement by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Jaitley headed to US, for check-up related to kidney ailment

15 Jan 2019

Jaitley headed to US, for check-up related to kidney ailment

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unexpectedly left for the US for a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment on Sunday night, sources said.

Government eyeing to pocket $1bn from sale of Air India

09 Jan 2019

Government eyeing to pocket $1bn from sale of Air India

According to an official, the government is planning to raise around $1bn (around Rs. 7,000cr) from the sale of state-run carrier Air India in the next financial year.

#Budget2019: Interim Budget to be presented on February 1

09 Jan 2019

#Budget2019: Interim Budget to be presented on February 1

The Budget session of the Parliament is likely to commence from January 31 and is slated to go on till February 13, reports have stated quoting government officials.

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

04 Jan 2019

With gloves off, Nirmala Sitharaman defends Rafale-deal, but RaGa unimpressed

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman defended the multi-crore Rafale deal on Friday in the Lok Sabha using all her might, but Congress President Rahul Gandhi wasn't satisfied.

No one's more opportunistic than 'chacha': Tejashwi on Bihar CM

24 Dec 2018

No one's more opportunistic than 'chacha': Tejashwi on Bihar CM

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who is the face of anti-NDA front in Bihar, took a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whom he calls chacha, saying no one is as opportunistic as him.

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

23 Dec 2018

#SnoopingRow: RTIs reveal UPA intercepted 9,000 calls, 500 emails monthly

Just days back, a political row had erupted over a government order that gave sweeping powers of surveillance to 10 Central agencies.

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

20 Dec 2018

Here's why RBI stopped Paytm bank from enrolling new customers

Although Paytm got off to a good start with its payments bank initiative, opening of new bank accounts and e-wallets abruptly came to a halt in August this year, thanks to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Man held from near Jaitley's house in Delhi, probe on

18 Dec 2018

Man held from near Jaitley's house in Delhi, probe on

A man in his 30s, allegedly suffering from depression, has been detained for lurking suspiciously near the residence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in south Delhi's Greater Kailash, police said today.

New CM Kamal Nath waives off farmers' loans in MP

17 Dec 2018

New CM Kamal Nath waives off farmers' loans in MP

Two hours after he was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Congress leader Kamal Nath, in his first move as CM, waived off loans of farmers in the state.

#SajjanConvicted: Jaitley says Congress making another accused CM

17 Dec 2018

#SajjanConvicted: Jaitley says Congress making another accused CM

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley welcomed the Delhi High Court judgment convicting Congress leader Sajjan Kumar for his involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots but also slammed the party for making another accused, Kamal Nath, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.

SC dismisses PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

11 Dec 2018

SC dismisses PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The Supreme Court today refused to recall its order by which it had imposed a fine of Rs. 50,000 on a lawyer for filing a PIL against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, raising allegations relating to the capital reserve of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Need GST Council like federal institution in healthcare, farm-sector: Jaitley

29 Nov 2018

Need GST Council like federal institution in healthcare, farm-sector: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today made a case for developing a federal institution like GST Council in the healthcare and farm sector.

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

17 Nov 2018

MP polls: BJP releases manifesto, promises 10L jobs per year

Providing 10 lakh jobs per year to youths in Madhya Pradesh and welfare of all sections of society are among the major promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the November 28 assembly elections.

Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing

14 Nov 2018

Supreme Court commences crucial Rafale deal hearing

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court commenced its vital hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored investigation into the controversial Rafale deal involving the procurement of 36 Rafale jets.

#DemonetizationTurns2: Congress and BJP trade attacks on note-ban anniversary

08 Nov 2018

#DemonetizationTurns2: Congress and BJP trade attacks on note-ban anniversary

On the second anniversary of demonetization, Congress has planned a nationwide protest on Friday. The Congress plans to take to streets against the 'Tughlaqi farmaan' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Institutional integrity and credibility of CBI is important: Arun Jaitley

24 Oct 2018

Institutional integrity and credibility of CBI is important: Arun Jaitley

The government's decision to remove CBI Director Alok Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana is based on the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) recommendations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday

#CBIFaultlines: Midnight order, top-officials' 'leaves', and other details to know

24 Oct 2018

#CBIFaultlines: Midnight order, top-officials' 'leaves', and other details to know

At 1 AM on Wednesday, two top-ranking officials of the country's premier investigative agency, CBI, were sent on leave, paving way for cataclysmic changes.

India gets its first cryptocurrency ATM: Here's how it works

20 Oct 2018

India gets its first cryptocurrency ATM: Here's how it works

Since the Indian government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed restrictions on the trading of cryptocurrencies in India earlier this year, Indians were left with no options to buy and sell cryptocurrencies.

Telecom operators, banks may be allowed to use Aadhaar: Jaitley

06 Oct 2018

Telecom operators, banks may be allowed to use Aadhaar: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a Parliament-approved legislation can restore mandatory linking of biometric ID Aadhaar with mobile phones and bank accounts, but did not say if the government will bring a new law for the same.

After petrol, Maharashtra to cut diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter

05 Oct 2018

After petrol, Maharashtra to cut diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter

After reducing the petrol prices, the Maharashtra Government will cut the diesel prices by Rs. 1.50/liter, CM Devendra Fadnavis said today.

Respite for common-man: Petrol, diesel price cut by Rs. 2.5/liter

04 Oct 2018

Respite for common-man: Petrol, diesel price cut by Rs. 2.5/liter

Giving a major relief to common man, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley cut the price of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per liter.