Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
03 May 2019
Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul
Handing over a long rope to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Election Commission gave him another clean chit on Thursday for his speech in which he claimed India hadn't kept its nuclear buttons for Diwali.
02 May 2019
Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag
The Opposition is not celebrating Masood Azhar's designation as a global terrorist as they may have to pay a political price, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.
01 Mar 2019
Driven by Modi hatred, Opposition is helping Pakistan: PM
Few parties are helping Pakistan with their statements, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in Tamil Nadu while addressing a rally.
28 Feb 2019
Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak
In what can only be qualified as cringeworthy, BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa claimed that the airstrikes would help the saffron party win 22 out of 28 seats in Karnataka in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
27 Feb 2019
If US can kill Osama, why can't India: Arun Jaitley
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked if the United States could kill Osama bin Laden by entering Abbottabad in Pakistan, why can't India.
22 Feb 2019
Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's outfit; puts army on 'standby'
Faced with enormous pressure to act against terror outfits flourishing on its soil, Pakistan on Thursday banned two of Hafiz Saeed's outfits.
17 Jan 2019
Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP
Senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad made derogatory remarks on the health of BJP President Amit Shah, saying he has contracted suar ki beemari (illness of pigs).
12 Jan 2019
PM Narendra Modi's war-cry for 2019: This Chowkidaar won't stop
On Saturday, the second day of BJP's National Executive meeting at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, the top brass of the saffron party launched a blitzkrieg on the opposition with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying 'the chowkidaar won't stop'.
04 Jan 2019
Pliable trends, courtesy Rahul Gandhi's 'definition of journalism'
Congress President Rahul Gandhi used the word 'pliable' to describe ANI editor Smita Prakash, who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 1, Tuesday.
03 Jan 2019
#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday, tweeted four questions for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal.
02 Jan 2019
Jaitley tears into RaGa's Rafale-claims, says family just understands 'money'
After Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stood up to speak on the Rafale Deal and targeted the Gandhi family.
29 Dec 2018
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23 Dec 2018
#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats
In an apparent show of strength, BJP President Amit Shah, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan announced the seat sharing agreement for Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Sunday.
22 Dec 2018
At GST Council meet, tax rates on 33 items reduced
At its 31st meeting in New Delhi, headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the GST council decided to move 33 items from 18% GST slab to 12% and 5%.
11 Dec 2018
#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet
The results of assembly elections of five states, dubbed as the big semifinal before India votes in 2019, has brought immense joy to Congress.
07 Dec 2018
ISB Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian is the new Chief Economic Adviser
The government appointed Krishnamurthy Subramanian as the new Chief Economic Adviser on Friday.
03 Dec 2018
Jaitley calls for dismantling trade barriers for faster economic growth
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today called for open borders, saying trading across national boundaries is an "economic imperative of our times" and that barriers to free trade should be dismantled.
17 Nov 2018
Jaitley defends demonetization, dubs it an 'ethical move not political'
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today defended demonetization, saying it was a "highly ethical" move and not a political one.
04 Oct 2018
Gujarat government cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs. 2.50/liter
The Gujarat government today announced a reduction of petrol and diesel prices by Rs. 2.50 per liter.
04 Oct 2018
Maharashtra announces additional cut of Rs. 2.5/liter on fuel prices
The Maharashtra government today announced a reduction in prices of petrol and diesel by Rs. 2.50 per liter, which will give consumers in the state a relief to the tune of Rs. 5 a liter.
01 Oct 2018
PNB scam: ED attaches Nirav Modi's property worth Rs. 637cr
On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate attached properties and bank account related to fugitive Nirav Modi worth Rs. 637 crore.
23 Sep 2018
Rafale-deal: Government's defense and opposition's attacks make political discourse ugly
The bombshell, which former French President Francois Hollande dropped about the Rafale deal, has snowballed into a full-blown political controversy, with the opposition demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation and Centre denying all charges.
14 May 2018
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley undergoing kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS-Delhi
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is undergoing a kidney transplant operation at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
17 Apr 2018
CM Mamata Banerjee sees currency shortage as reminder of demonetization
Reacting to reports of currency shortage in some states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the development was a reminder of demonetization days.
03 Apr 2018
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was today once again appointed as the Leader of the Rajya Sabha following his re-election to the House.
18 Jan 2018
GST Council Meet: Rates on 29 goods, 53 services revised
At the 25th GST Council Meeting, convened in New Delhi, the highest decision-making authority on Goods and Services Tax (GST) has revised the tax rates on as many as 29 items and 53 services.
14 Dec 2017
Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot
About 2.3cr voters across 93 constituencies in North and Central Gujarat are casting their ballot in the second phase of the Gujarat elections today.
18 Oct 2017
Eating out may get cheaper as panel discusses GST
The revision of tax rates under the GST could make eating out cheaper: effective tax rates in AC restaurants came down from 20.1% to 18%.
23 Aug 2017
Defamation case: HC notice to Kejriwal on 'false affidavit'
Delhi HC has asked Arvind Kejriwal to explain why he allegedly filed a false affidavit in a defamation case by Arun Jaitley.
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.
26 Jul 2017
Jethmalani resigns as Kejriwal's advocate, seeks Rs. 2 crore dues
Ram Jethmalani finally called it quits as Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's legal counsel in the civil and criminal defamation cases filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against him.
05 Jul 2017
J&K finally passes resolution for GST implementation
Amid protests by opposition parties, the J&K Assembly has passed a resolution for the implementation of GST. The legislation is likely to be cleared in another day.
30 Jun 2017
Central Hall to welcome GST with a starry event
The Centre is getting ready to welcome GST with a 'gong' and the biggest names will bear attendance to the event.
27 Jun 2017
J&K will be affected if GST isn't implemented: Jaitley
Before rolling out the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had urged the Mehbooba Mufti led government to go on-board with the new regime.
13 Jun 2017
Centre won't pay for farm loan waivers announced by states
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Centre won't pay for loan waivers announced by states for farmers.
03 Jun 2017
GST roll out to commence from 1st July 2017
In the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council meeting held today, all pending rules including tax provisions and returns were cleared prompting all states within the country to agree that GST roll out would commence from 1st July 2017.
11 Apr 2017
Digitalization: Since demonetization, 10 lakh PoS machines added
Since November'16, 10 lakh new Point of Sale terminals have been added in the country; number of shops accepting card payments is estimated to have risen from 15 lakh to 25 lakh.
27 Mar 2017
Demonetization effect: Debit card usage goes up steeply
Since demonetization, debit card usage has increased from 42% of India's total card spend from October 2016, to 60%.
12 Mar 2017
Govt releases rules for m-wallets
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has formulated the draft IT (Security of Prepaid Payment Instruments) Rules 2017 to ensure safety and security of transactions made through mobile wallets, smart cards etc.
01 Mar 2017
All bank accounts to have net banking by March 31
The government has asked all the banks to activate net banking for every account by March 31 and mandatorily link them to Aaddhar numbers.