Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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Election Commission gives clean chits to both Modi and Rahul

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.

Jaitley says Opposition is not celebrating Azhar's global terrorist tag

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.

Driven by Modi hatred, Opposition is helping Pakistan: PM

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.

Yeddyurappa claims airstrikes will help BJP win, draws flak

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.

If US can kill Osama, why can't India: Arun Jaitley

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.

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's outfit; puts army on 'standby'

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.

Amit Shah has 'suar ki beemari', says Congress MP

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).

PM Narendra Modi's war-cry for 2019: This Chowkidaar won't stop

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'.

Pliable trends, courtesy Rahul Gandhi's 'definition of journalism'

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.

#RafaleDeal: Rahul Gandhi tweets four-questions for Narendra Modi, without number-3

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.

Jaitley tears into RaGa's Rafale-claims, says family just understands 'money'

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.

#PolicyExplainer: Get Rs. 2,00,000 life-insurance at Rs. 330/year with PMJJBY

29 Dec 2018

#PolicyExplainer: Get Rs. 2,00,000 life-insurance at Rs. 330/year with PMJJBY

Life insurance is one of the most important financial products to have. It is the best way to protect one's family and their future in case of the policyholder's untimely demise.

#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats

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.

At GST Council meet, tax rates on 33 items reduced

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%.

#IndiaDecidesOnDec11: Shashi Tharoor trolls Arun Jaitley with 'great day' tweet

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.

ISB Professor Krishnamurthy Subramanian is the new Chief Economic Adviser

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.

Jaitley calls for dismantling trade barriers for faster economic growth

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.

Jaitley defends demonetization, dubs it an 'ethical move not political'

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.

Gujarat government cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs. 2.50/liter

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.

Maharashtra announces additional cut of Rs. 2.5/liter on fuel prices

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.

PNB scam: ED attaches Nirav Modi's property worth Rs. 637cr

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.

Rafale-deal: Government's defense and opposition's attacks make political discourse ugly

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.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley undergoing kidney transplant surgery at AIIMS-Delhi

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.

CM Mamata Banerjee sees currency shortage as reminder of demonetization

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.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appointed as Leader of Rajya Sabha

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.

GST Council Meet: Rates on 29 goods, 53 services revised

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.

Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot

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.

Eating out may get cheaper as panel discusses GST

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%.

Defamation case: HC notice to Kejriwal on 'false affidavit'

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.

Bharat 22 ETF gets created for government's disinvestment program

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.

Jethmalani resigns as Kejriwal's advocate, seeks Rs. 2 crore dues

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.

J&K finally passes resolution for GST implementation

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.

Central Hall to welcome GST with a starry event

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.

J&K will be affected if GST isn't implemented: Jaitley

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.

Centre won't pay for farm loan waivers announced by states

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.

GST roll out to commence from 1st July 2017

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.

Digitalization: Since demonetization, 10 lakh PoS machines added

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.

Demonetization effect: Debit card usage goes up steeply

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%.

Govt releases rules for m-wallets

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.

All bank accounts to have net banking by March 31

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.