FM Arun Jaitley

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Demonetization Part-2? ATMs across India run out of cash

17 Apr 2018

Demonetization Part-2? ATMs across India run out of cash

People in several states including Delhi, Telangana and Gujarat are facing an unexpected cash crunch as ATMs run out of money.

FM Arun Jaitley likely to undergo surgery for kidney-related ailment

05 Apr 2018

FM Arun Jaitley likely to undergo surgery for kidney-related ailment

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is suffering from a kidney ailment and may have to undergo a surgery, sources close to the minister said.

After Majithia, Arvind Kejriwal apologizes to Nitin Gadkari

19 Mar 2018

After Majithia, Arvind Kejriwal apologizes to Nitin Gadkari

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's apology spree continues. Now, in a letter, Kejriwal apologized to road, transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari for calling him one of the most corrupt politicians.

Ram Jethmalani: Mamata-led third front should oust PM Modi

19 Mar 2018

Ram Jethmalani: Mamata-led third front should oust PM Modi

Celebrated lawyer Ram Jethmalani today called for the formation of a third front led by fire-brand WB CM Mamata Banerjee to oust PM Narendra Modi in the next LS 2019 elections.

Yashwant Sinha: FinMin Jaitley didn't apply his mind to Budget

07 Feb 2018

Yashwant Sinha: FinMin Jaitley didn't apply his mind to Budget

Is rebel BJP leader Yashwant Sinha testing BJP central leadership's patience? Considering his recent statements, it would seem so.

Railway employees to soon get whistleblower website for anonymous complaints

05 Feb 2018

Railway employees to soon get whistleblower website for anonymous complaints

The last year saw several train accidents, throwing light on the lack of safety procedure in the Indian Railways.

Government announces Modicare, but can it afford it?

03 Feb 2018

Government announces Modicare, but can it afford it?

As was largely expected, PM Modi's government announced a people-friendly budget, in a bid for getting re-elected to office in 2019.

#DecodingBudget: After Jaitley's budget, are you richer or poorer?

02 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: After Jaitley's budget, are you richer or poorer?

After FM Arun Jaitley's politically-charged budget, there were few happy faces. Though Modi's government might have wooed farmers, poor and senior citizens, the middle class and salaried workforce were left high and dry.

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces Modicare, world's biggest government-funded scheme

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley announces Modicare, world's biggest government-funded scheme

In one of the biggest budget announcements, FM Arun Jaitley unveiled a new National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS).

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley used "farmers" 30 times, "youth" just thrice

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley used "farmers" 30 times, "youth" just thrice

People talk more about things that matter deeply. If we were to say the same about FM Arun Jaitley's 2018 Budget speech, it might just hint at the priorities of the government.

#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: What does India Inc think of Budget 2018?

At 11am, India Inc tuned in to watch FM Arun Jaitley present the government's last full-fledged Budget before 2019.

#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

01 Feb 2018

#Decoding Budget: BJP's last full-fledged budget woos farmers

In its last full-fledged budget before the LS elections, as expected, the BJP-led NDA government has gone all out to woo farmers.

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley's budget focuses on safety and Railways modernization

01 Feb 2018

#DecodingBudget: Jaitley's budget focuses on safety and Railways modernization

After declaring that infrastructure is important for economic growth, FM Arun Jaitley made an all-time high allocation to Indian Railways.

After decline, GST collections rise to Rs. 86,703cr in December

26 Jan 2018

After decline, GST collections rise to Rs. 86,703cr in December

After falling for two straight months, revenue collections under GST have risen marginally for December. The total collection in December was Rs. 86,703cr.

Union Budget will probably tackle rural distress and unemployment

17 Jan 2018

Union Budget will probably tackle rural distress and unemployment

Next month, the NDA government will announce its last full-fledged budget. They signaled that it would resolve major issues plaguing the economy. These include rural distress, unemployment and reviving private investments.

Before budget, inflation at 5.2% and Industrial growth at 8.4%

12 Jan 2018

Before budget, inflation at 5.2% and Industrial growth at 8.4%

Before FM Arun Jaitley presents his government's last full-fledged budget, two macroeconomic data indicators gave mixed signals for the economy.

Before 2019 polls, will government lure middle-class with tax sops?

09 Jan 2018

Before 2019 polls, will government lure middle-class with tax sops?

In its final budget before 2019's general elections, the NDA government will probably woo the middle class with tax sops. The middle class has traditionally been NDA's main voter-base.

Triple talaq bill now moves to the next House session

05 Jan 2018

Triple talaq bill now moves to the next House session

FM Arun Jaitley has unequivocally rejected the "united" opposition's demand to send the government's triple talaq bill to a parliamentary panel for review.

FinMin Arun Jaitley unveils electoral bonds for political funding

02 Jan 2018

FinMin Arun Jaitley unveils electoral bonds for political funding

All political parties have been slammed for their manner of raising money. With the aim of cleaning this system, FM Arun Jaitley has provided details regarding "electoral bonds." They can be brought from SBI's specified branches.

Rajya Sabha's new record: Completes entire Zero Hour agenda

02 Jan 2018

Rajya Sabha's new record: Completes entire Zero Hour agenda

Today, Rajya Sabha created history of sorts by taking up all the Zero Hour issues and special mentions listed in the agenda. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu looked visibly happy and congratulated the house, amid thumping of desks.

Day after truce with government, Rahul takes swipe at Modi

28 Dec 2017

Day after truce with government, Rahul takes swipe at Modi

After Congress's consistent clamoring for PM Modi's apology disrupted the Parliament, FM Arun Jaitley placated them by saying that Modi didn't mean to question ex-PM Singh's commitment to India.

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

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.

Jaitley: Government ready to include petrol, diesel under GST

19 Dec 2017

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.

RTI: Rs. 2000 notes are here to stay

12 Dec 2017

RTI: Rs. 2000 notes are here to stay

Recently, there were rumors regarding the demonetization of Rs. 2000 notes. To put them to rest, a Pune-based activist, Prafful Sarda filed an RTI. The RTI query clarified the status of Rs. 2000 notes.

Gujarat polls: Manmohan Singh lambasts PM Modi, seeks his apology

12 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Manmohan Singh lambasts PM Modi, seeks his apology

The usually restrained Manmohan Singh condemned PM Narendra Modi for spreading "falsehoods" and "canards." Condemning him of setting a "dangerous precedent," Singh asked Modi to apologize.

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

08 Dec 2017

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.

BJP's sweep in UP local elections will bolster Gujarat campaign

03 Dec 2017

BJP's sweep in UP local elections will bolster Gujarat campaign

All you need to know about Z+ VIP security

28 Nov 2017

All you need to know about Z+ VIP security

Recently, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav created a ruckus after the Centre decided to downgrade his Z+ VIP security. His son Tej Pratap also threatened to skin PM Narendra Modi.

Yashwant Sinha: Tughlaq had also implemented the note ban

15 Nov 2017

Yashwant Sinha: Tughlaq had also implemented the note ban

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha does it again!

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

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.

Before polls, Gujarat CM Rupani offers farmers zero-interest loans

18 Oct 2017

Before polls, Gujarat CM Rupani offers farmers zero-interest loans

In the run-up to polls, Gujarat's Vijay Rupani-led BJP government has offered farmers crop loans up to Rs. 3L at zero percent interest. This move will probably benefit about 25L farmers.

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

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."

BJP government dismisses Yashwant Sinha's critique of the economy

28 Sep 2017

BJP government dismisses Yashwant Sinha's critique of the economy

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, in an IE op-ed, blamed PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha derides government's economic policies

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.

DDCA case: Arun Jaitley accuses Arvind Kejriwal of delaying tactics

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.

GST- Tax on services finalized; education, healthcare exempted

19 May 2017

GST- Tax on services finalized; education, healthcare exempted

The GST Council has decided that health and education would be kept out of the new regime.

Centre drafts Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

19 May 2017

Centre drafts Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill

In a move to punish high-profile defaulters and economic offenders who flee the country to avoid legal proceedings, the Centre has drafted the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill.

Day 1: GST rates of 1,211 items fixed

19 May 2017

Day 1: GST rates of 1,211 items fixed

GST council has agreed on the majority of the goods and services tax rates, which the NDA administration proposes to roll out from July 1.

Oil PSUs to merge into a giant company

03 Feb 2017

Oil PSUs to merge into a giant company

Major oil PSUs will be combined to form a behemoth oil company, FM Arun Jaitley announced in the Budget 2017-18.

Making India business-friendly

20 Dec 2016

Making India business-friendly

The government is keen to ensure that India soon ranks among the top 50 countries with respect to doing business.