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Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday (August 27) decided to rechristen Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium in memory of...
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Arun Jaitley, BJP’s suave face, passes away; leaders across party lines pay tribute

BJP stalwart and former Union minister Arun Jaitley died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today (Saturday, Aug 24). He died at...
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Arun Jaitley still on life support, top ministers visit AIIMS

Several Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday (August 18) to...

Arun Jaitley’s condition stable at AIIMS – Doctors update

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi, on Friday (August 9), is reportedly responding well to the treatment and his...
One-third new faces, more than half of ministers in previous govt dropped: key takeaways

One-third new faces, more than half of ministers in previous govt dropped: key takeaways

After the grand swearing-in ceremony yesterday (Thursday May 30) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 25 ministers of Cabinet rank, nine Ministers of...
Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Narendra  Modi sworn-in as Prime Minister for the second term on May 30, soon after his oath taking ceremony, people were eagerly waiting to...
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Health not permitting, Arun Jaitley writes to PM to opt out of Cabinet for...

Outgoing finance minister Arun Jaitley has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will “not be part of any responsibility, for the present,...
Former BJP MP Kirti Azad files nomination as Congress candidate for Dhanbad

Former BJP MP Kirti Azad files nomination as Congress candidate for Dhanbad

Three-time BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday (April 20) filed his nomination papers as a Congress candidate for Dhanbad Lok Sabha constituency. Azad, the sitting...
100 years of Jallianwala bagh massacre: British govt expresses regret, Indian leaders pay tributes

100 years of Jallianwala bagh massacre: British govt expresses regret, Indian leaders pay tributes

A hundred years ago, on April 13, 1919, thousands of Indians had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar for a pro-Independence demonstration on Baisakhi...
BJP releases poll manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

BJP releases poll manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley among other senior BJP leaders...
Samjhauta case scuttled due to shoddy prosecution, Jaitley wants Cong apology for vilifying Hindus

Samjhauta case scuttled due to shoddy prosecution, Jaitley wants Cong apology for vilifying Hindus

After Samjhauta blast case joined the growing list in which Hindutva elements named as accused were let off by the courts due to shoddy...
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‘I cannot be a Chowkidar because I am a Brahmin: Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday (March 24) said that he cannot be a ‘Chowkidar’ as he is a Brahmin. Earlier...
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BJP releases third list of 36 candidates for Lok Sabha polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its third list of 36 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls which included names of 23 nominees...
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Yeddyurappa diaries poke hole in Modi govt’s Chowkidar campaign

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under fire over alleged scam in Rafale deal, came up with the ‘Hum sab chowkidar’ (all of us are...
Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir today (Friday, March 22) joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of Lok Sabha polls in the presence of Union Ministers...

All party meet resolves: We stand united, condemn support for terrorism from across the...

All political parties today (Saturday, Feb 16) joined hands to reiterate their resolve to fight the menace of terrorism. At a meeting called by the...

Arun Jaitley resumes charge as Finance Minister

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today (Friday, Feb 15) resumed charge as Finance Minister and also attended the cabinet meeting headed by PM Modi on...
Pulwama Terror Attack

Pulwama Terror Attack: PM Modi headed Cabinet meeting on Security measures, Nirmala Sitharaman also...

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is meeting to discuss security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a day...
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Opposition parties calls Interim Budget a jumla, can’t be implemented

The Interim Budget presented by Piyush Goyal is being criticized by the opposition parties and has been named another ‘jumla’. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee...
Piyush Goyal

Things You Should Know About Interim Budget 2019

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government will present its last budget on February 1 before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, which will be held...

Interim budget to be presented by interim FM Goel; Jaitley in for two weeks...

With Arun Jaitley advised at least two weeks’ rest after a surgery at a New York hospital on Tuesday, the interim budget ahead of...
‘Interim’ only in name, an Election Budget in offing; may leave a massive burden for next govt

‘Interim’ only in name, an Election Budget in offing; may leave a massive burden...

What many have been speculating has been given added credence by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: that the interim budget – an outgoing government presents...
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Arun Jaitley flies to US for medical check-up

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has unexpectedly left for the US for a medical checkup relating to his kidney ailment, sources said. Jaitley who had undergone...

CBI imbroglio: Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI chief, with conditions

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, Jan 8) set aside Narendra Modi government’s post-midnight order of Oct 23 divesting Alok Verma of his charge to...

Top Leaders including PM Modi and President Kovind greets Nation on New Year

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other leaders on Tuesday (Jan 1) extended their wishes to the people on...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Congress’ loan waiver policy is misleading farmers: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (Dec 27) accused the Congress of "fooling farmers" in the name of loan waivers, days after Rahul Gandhi...
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PM Modi releases Rs 100 coin in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Monday, Dec 24) released a commemorative Rs. 100 coin in memory of iconic BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a...

Supreme Court rejects PIL against Arun Jaitley, Fines Lawyer Rs 50,000

The Supreme Court today(Friday Dec 7) dismissed a PIL, raising allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of plundering the capital reserve of the Reserve...
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BJP releases manifesto for Rajasthan polls, promises 50 lakh private jobs in five years

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today (Tuesday, November 27) released its manifesto termed ‘Gaurav Sankalp 2018' for the Rajasthan assembly polls that are scheduled...
Manmohan Singh

“Scars Only Getting More Visible With Time”: former PM Manmohan Singh on demonetisation

Congress leader and former Prime MinisterDr Manmohan Singh today (Thursday, November 8) cautioned Narendra Modi government against “economic misadventures” and urged it to handle...
RBI

Amid reports of invoking special powers to direct it, Govt says RBI autonomy essential

Following a report in a leading business daily, speculation abounded on Wednesday about whether the government had invoked Section 7 of the RBI Act,...
Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Overcoming the hurdle of fixed two-year tenure of CBI chief who is embattled with his deputy regarded as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
PM Modi meets Oil Cos CEOs, urges cost reduction, payment terms review for relief to rupee

PM Modi meets Oil Cos CEOs, urges cost reduction, payment terms review for relief...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, Monday October 15, met with global leaders of the energy sector to discuss the prevailing energy scenario, effects of...
Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

In another twist into one of the most debated Aadhar card issue under the present government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said a Parliament-approved...
SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths in 2017-18

SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths...

When it was launched in 2009, the pitch behind Aadhaar was that the ID would increase efficiency, reduce leakages and make life easier for...
“BJP avoiding questions on Rafale in the name of national security”

“BJP avoiding questions on Rafale in the name of national security”

Panellists feel the government must make the deal clearer to the public without compromising security interests Congress president Rahul Gandhi and BJP have been trading...
Jaitley sat with Mallya for 15-20 minutes, check CCTV, says Congress after FM denied a meeting

Jaitley sat with Mallya for 15-20 minutes, check CCTV, says Congress after FM denied...

In an outright rejection of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s assertion of having met the fugitive millionaire Vijay Mallya, the Congress on Thursday, September 13,...
Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi’s JPC challenge to Arun Jaitley’s charge of peddling lies

Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi’s JPC challenge to Arun Jaitley’s charge of peddling lies

The controversy over Rafale deal revived once again on Wednesday with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress led by Rahul Gandhi sparring over the...
PMO running all ministries, ministers have no work: Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie

PMO running all ministries, ministers have no work: Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie

Former ministers in the first NDA government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha on Saturday, August 11, questioned the manner...
Less than a year before next general elections, Modi Govt declared big hike in Kharif MSP

Less than a year before next general elections, Modi Govt declared big hike in...

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a substantial hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops, which was proposed in the Budget...
Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Union Minister RK Singh posted this photograph on Twitter calling Emergency as "the darkest in the history of the nation". (Photo: Twitter/RajKSinghIndia) Union Minister Arun...
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign 'to save democracy'

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign ‘to save democracy’

Senior BJP leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha, served in Atal Behari Vajpayee government as finance and foreign minister, quit the BJP on...
“It is a government of events, not of works”

“It is a government of events, not of works”

Mudda panellists feel that the government’s economic plans continue to falter, which is why banks are facing mounting NPAs, and some states are running...
Cash crunch: ATMs run dry, FM Jaitley says problem temporary

Cash crunch: ATMs run dry, FM Jaitley says problem temporary

For many in India, it is back to demonetisation days and cashless transactions as automated teller machines (ATMs) in many states running out of...
Delhi CM Kejriwal now apologises to Arun Jaitley, court moved for withdrawing defamation case

Delhi CM Kejriwal now apologises to Arun Jaitley, court moved for withdrawing defamation case

Continuing his apology spree, labelled 'AAPology' by wags, Delhi chief minister has said sorry to finance minister Arun Jaitley in the defamation case the...
Arun Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman in Riyadh

Arun Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman in Riyadh

Continuing its engagements in the Middle Eastern countries, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the...
Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu amid TDP stir

Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu while TDP rethinks alliance with BJP

BJP president called up TDP supremo and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu and asked him not to take any “tough decisions”.   Days after the Telugu Desam...
Crypto-currencies, including Bitcoins, outlawed in India: FM Jaitley

Crypto-currencies, including Bitcoins, outlawed in India: FM Jaitley

With the government outlawing crypto-currencies, in Indian bitcoins markets, the prices fell to Rs 6.22 lakh as compared to the earlier high Rs 11...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...
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Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

GDP growth projection of 7-7.5 percent probably seems too optimistic The Economic Survey 2018 projects 7-7.5 per cent growth rate in 2018-19, up from 6.75...
US urge FM Arun Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty

Corporate America urges FM Arun Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty for MNCs

Lauding PM Modi’s efforts to “transform” the country’s economy, USIBC said India needs to create a more stable fiscal regime to attract more global...
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GST collections in December rose to Rs 86,703 cr, reverse earlier declines

Earlier in November last year the GST receipts decreased to Rs 80,008 crore, while the collections were more than Rs 83,000 crore in October. In...
US not considering change in H1-B visa rules

US not considering change in H1-B visa rules

Relief for over 5 lakh Indians working in US In a major turn-around, US has clarified that it was not considering any change in H1B...
Modi govt relaxes FDI rules, will allow foreign airlines to invest in Air India

FDI rules relaxed, debt-ridden Air India opened for foreign investment

Narendra Modi Cabinet approves slew of changes in FDI rules, 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in single brand retail allowed Over three years...
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Electoral bonds key to bring transparency in political funding: FM Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said there is a need to “consciously” choose between the existing system of substantial cash & other transparent options like cheque or electoral...
Economic Growth Slows Down To Lowest In Four Years, Accelerates Attacks On Modi Govt

Economic Growth Slows Down To Lowest In Four Years, Accelerates Attacks On Modi Govt

With the economy still struggling to return to previous levels, much less embark on the promised high growth trajectory, the Central Statistics Office (CSO)...
Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announces schedule for the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind to address both Houses on Jan 29 Soon after the...
Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Consensus evades on the passage of the Bill with just one day left before the winter session of Parliament concludes, Opposition presses for RS...
Rahul Gandhi

Constitution under threat, says Rahul; Hegde apologises in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi exhorts partymen to defend the Constitution day after Hegde’s remark against mention of secularism in Constitution triggered protests in Parliament  A day after...
RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

BJP goes on the defensive to broker peace with Congress-led Opposition, apologises on behalf of Modi while distancing from Hegde’s comments  An end to the...
2G Scam: No one found guilty in law, but claimed huge political cost

2G Scam: No one found guilty in law, but claimed huge political cost

The acquittal of every single accused in 2G scam raised the obvious question: was there a scam at all in the first place, or...
Amid fears over safety of bank deposits due to FRDI Bill, reports of corporate loan write offs

Amid fears over safety of bank deposits due to FRDI Bill, reports of corporate...

If big corporate houses do not repay loans, will banks take over your money? It may seem ridiculous or outlandish, but there are fears...
Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

Indicating a possible cessation of the slide in India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) seen over the last successive five quarters, government data released on...
Paytm eyes to create world’s largest digital bank with its Payments Bank

Paytm eyes to create world’s largest digital bank with its Payments Bank

Paytm Payments Bank aims to bring 500 million Indians into ‘mainstream economy’, offers zero-balance account, free IMPS, NEFT, RTGS, UPI transactions Digital transactions major Paytm, on...
After Youth Congress, BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha takes ‘chaiwala’ jibe at PM Modi

After Youth Congress, BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha takes ‘chaiwala’ jibe at PM Modi

At an event in New Delhi, the BJP MP took several swipes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues Arun Jaitley and...
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IT sleuths raid Poes Garden, Dinakaran alleges political motive

Income Tax investigation wing officials raided Poes Garden house of former chief minister J Jayalalitha on Friday night and seized a laptop, a desktop...
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Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Arun Jaitley

Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The upgrade that came after 13 years sent the Sensex soaring A day after Pew Research survey report about overwhelming popularity of Prime Minister Narendra...

Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha should resign from party: BJP spokesperson

Krishna Saagar Rao alleged that Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha become vocal against the party only when BJP goes for an election. Lashing out at...

Country can demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation over demonetization, GST: Yashwant Sinha

The veteran BJP leader said there is an utmost need to speak about the country’s “worrying” economic situation. Hitting out at Arun Jaitley – yet...
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Arun Jaitley bats for inclusion of real estate sector in GST

Arun Jaitley bats for inclusion of real estate sector in GST

The matter will be discussed in the next GST council meet on November 9 in Guwahati In a move to combat tax evasion in the...
With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

Traders and cloth merchants across Gujarat had been protesting against the GST rollout and could have dented the BJP’s poll prospects later this year Terming...

Modi-Shah-Jaitley troika meet to discuss economy, strategy to counter attacks over slowdown

The meeting at Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence comes a day after he lashed out at his critics and said economy was...
india currency demonetisation

Seven months before end of financial year, fiscal deficit already at 96 per cent...

Data released by the Controller General of Accounts jeopardizes the Centre’s plan of doling out a Rs50000 crore stimulus package to revive the economy Amid...

I do not have the luxury of being a former finance minister: Arun Jaitley...

A day after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha slammed the Modi government’s handling of economy in a stinging article in The Indian Express, Finance...
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Yashwant Sinha sticks to his guns as BJP rebuts his criticism of economy

Yashwant Sinha on Thursday stood by the article in which he had criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for making a mess of the economy...
No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha’s article

No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant...

Though Union finance minister Arun Jaitley kept mum, ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal dismissed comments made by Yashwant Sinha on the economy As the...
Yashwant Sinha

BJP’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ member Yashwant Sinha rips apart Modi, Jaitley on economy

In an editorial for The Indian Express, the former finance minister indicts Jaitley for making a “mess” of the Indian economy, says he’s working...
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BJP National Executive Meeting: Unprecedented achievements under Modi govt, resolve to make “New India”...

Meeting in the backdrop of a slowing economy, growing joblessness and rising food and fuel prices, the BJP national executive in the Capital on...
Modi-Shah

Cabinet reshuffle likely on Sunday with eye on Mission 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect a mammoth rejig of his council of ministers on Sunday. The exercise will keep in mind the...
As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre over DeMo, GST

As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre...

The disappointing GDP figures for the April-June quarter come at a time when the Centre is already facing harsh criticism over the purported failure...
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Jaitley rushes in to defend demonetisation after RBI says 99 per cent banned notes...

Finance minister admits that not all money deposited with banks post noteban was legal, claims objective of demonetisation was to gradually reduce cash flow...
Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

The committee headed by Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar had given 99 recommendations to the central government in its report on December 2016, out...
GST

Cabinet clears Ordinance to hike cess to 25 pc on mid-size, luxury vehicles and...

The new levy will be in charged in addition to taxes on sale of the vehicle. GST Council, the apex tax rate setting body,...
Government hails SC verdict on Right to Privacy; underscores the point that it is not an absolute right

Government hails SC verdict on Right to Privacy; underscores the point that it is...

~By Rajesh Sinha Smarting under the blow from Supreme Court’s verdict declaring Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right, which it had hotly contested, the...
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

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Separatists, Maoists starved of funding post notes ban, NIA crackdown: Arun Jaitley

Former Congress-led UPA government had no firm policy to solve the decades-old Kashmir issue, said Jaitley Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said demonetisation...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...
I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar

I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, Congress creates furore in Parliament; calls it “unprecedented...

Shivakumar and his brother are hosting 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort in Bengaluru to guard against BJP’s alleged attempts of horse-trading...
You used worse abuses than ‘crook’ for Jaitley: Jethmalani writes to Kejriwal

You used worse abuses than ‘crook’ for Jaitley: Jethmalani writes to Kejriwal

While firing a fresh salvo at the Delhi chief minister, the senior advocate also alleges Jaitley made Rs 57 crore of illicit money in...
India celebrates 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas, functions across the country to honour martyrs

India celebrates 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas, functions across the country to honour martyrs

PM Modi takes to Twitter, Defence Minister Jalitley pays homage to martyrs at India Gate India celebrated the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas on Wednesday to...
Now Chartered Accountants under Scanner

Now Chartered Accountants under Scanner

Process of cleaning economy continues In the ongoing process of cleaning the country’s economy, at least twenty six Chartered Accountants (CAs) have come under scanner...
It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

The Centre scored a victory of sorts by getting Home Ministry deleted from list of Respondents Taking action against vigilantism and violence by cow protection...
Air India

Cabinet gives nod to sale of Air India

Tata Charman N Chandrasekaran has held meeting with the Centre expressing interest in buying the airline The government has given in- principle approval for the...
GST launch with midnight Parliament session

GST launch with midnight Parliament session

Major tax reform was proposed by UPA government On June 30, midnight, lawmakers will gather for a special Parliament session for the launch of...
Arun Jaitley, Demonetisation, Congress, NDA, GDP, Indian Economy

Jaitley says Modi govt restored credibility of economy

Congress blames government’s negligence for low GDP Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Prime Minister Narendra...
Arun Jaitley defamation case: Ram Jethmalani removed as the counsel of Kejriwal, AAP denies the reports

Arun Jaitley defamation case: Ram Jethmalani removed as the counsel of Kejriwal, AAP denies...

The removal comes after Jaitley filed a fresh defamation case against Kejriwal, on behalf of him, Jethamalani called the minister crook in the court....
Human shield row: Army officers free to take decisions in war-like situation, says Arun Jaitley

Human shield row: Army officers free to take decisions in war-like situation, says Arun...

Military officers on the ground don’t need to check with MPs on what to do, he said. Supporting the army, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said...
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This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice—deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the...
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We will announce a big package for the knitwear industry, which is facing several challenges, in the next one month or so. —Textiles minister Smriti...
Arun Jaitley

Jaitley files fresh Rs 10 crore suit against Kejriwal for Jethmalani remarks in court

Ram Jethmalani, who was representing Kejriwal, had used words which were objected to by Jaitley on May 15 and May 17. Union Finance Minister Arun...
GST rates of most items finalised, foodgrain to get cheaper

GST rates of most items finalised, foodgrain to get cheaper

The GST council is meeting again on Friday to decide on more items. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council on Thursday finalised tax...
Jaitley says no vendetta behind raids on Chidambarams

Jaitley says no vendetta behind raids on Chidambarams

The senior Congress leader had said yesterday that the raids were vendetta by the Modi government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday rejected the Opposition’s...
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Even an enemy will not make an allegation of corruption against Kejriwal. I have known him for 12 years and can say that even...
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The denial itself carries no credibility… cover firing to those who carried out the attack with posts within a few metres of each other...
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My unqualified condemnation of the appalling treatment of our soldiers and the killings in Kulgam and my heartfelt condolences to the families. —Former J&K CM...
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The people of Delhi have rejected negative politics and moved Modiji’s vijay rath forward. It was the Modi government’s constructive politics that gave the...
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The people of Delhi now have another option—Swaraj India. —Academic-politician Yogendra Yadav, post the civic polls in the capital     The consensus on GST reflects the spirit...
RBI keeps interest rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent

RBI keeps interest rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent

Global outlook for inflation and trade remains areas of concern By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In its sixth bimonthly meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of...
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on arrival to present the General Budget 2017-18 at Parliament House in New Delhi on February 1, UNI

Why India needs a Bad Bank

It has now been eight years since the twin balance sheet problem first materialized, and the cost to the government and society is rising By...
FM Arun Jaitley with the Budget papers before presenting them in parliament on Feb 1 (photo: Arun Jaitley); the Budget has set a target of additional five lakh farm ponds in rural areas in 2017-2018.

Why is centre making farm ponds and training masons?

New Delhi-directed and monitored rural sector spending in the era of economic liberalisation Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr One of the curious facts contained in Finance Minister...
Budget 2017-18

Tax Collection Woes of the Government

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2017-18 Budget speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday explained the rationale of demonetisation...
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Minister of State, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Santosh Gangwar coming out of North Block office on way to Parliament house to present the General Budget for the year 2017-18 in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Budget Facts Beyond Declarations of Intent

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s fourth Budget, apart from describing Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation as tectonic shifts, is...

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Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed Arun Jaitley Stadium

The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday (August 27) decided to rechristen Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley Stadium in memory of...
Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley, BJP’s suave face, passes away; leaders across party lines pay tribute

BJP stalwart and former Union minister Arun Jaitley died at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today (Saturday, Aug 24). He died at...
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Arun Jaitley still on life support, top ministers visit AIIMS

Several Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS on Sunday (August 18) to...

Arun Jaitley’s condition stable at AIIMS – Doctors update

Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi, on Friday (August 9), is reportedly responding well to the treatment and his...
One-third new faces, more than half of ministers in previous govt dropped: key takeaways

One-third new faces, more than half of ministers in previous govt dropped: key takeaways

After the grand swearing-in ceremony yesterday (Thursday May 30) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with 25 ministers of Cabinet rank, nine Ministers of...
Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Amit Shah gets home, Rajnath Singh defence ministry… Know more about Modi cabinet 2019

Narendra  Modi sworn-in as Prime Minister for the second term on May 30, soon after his oath taking ceremony, people were eagerly waiting to...
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Health not permitting, Arun Jaitley writes to PM to opt out of Cabinet for...

Outgoing finance minister Arun Jaitley has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he will “not be part of any responsibility, for the present,...
Former BJP MP Kirti Azad files nomination as Congress candidate for Dhanbad

Former BJP MP Kirti Azad files nomination as Congress candidate for Dhanbad

Three-time BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday (April 20) filed his nomination papers as a Congress candidate for Dhanbad Lok Sabha constituency. Azad, the sitting...
100 years of Jallianwala bagh massacre: British govt expresses regret, Indian leaders pay tributes

100 years of Jallianwala bagh massacre: British govt expresses regret, Indian leaders pay tributes

A hundred years ago, on April 13, 1919, thousands of Indians had gathered at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar for a pro-Independence demonstration on Baisakhi...
BJP releases poll manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

BJP releases poll manifesto for 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the BJP president Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley among other senior BJP leaders...
Samjhauta case scuttled due to shoddy prosecution, Jaitley wants Cong apology for vilifying Hindus

Samjhauta case scuttled due to shoddy prosecution, Jaitley wants Cong apology for vilifying Hindus

After Samjhauta blast case joined the growing list in which Hindutva elements named as accused were let off by the courts due to shoddy...
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‘I cannot be a Chowkidar because I am a Brahmin: Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday (March 24) said that he cannot be a ‘Chowkidar’ as he is a Brahmin. Earlier...
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BJP releases third list of 36 candidates for Lok Sabha polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released its third list of 36 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls which included names of 23 nominees...
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Yeddyurappa diaries poke hole in Modi govt’s Chowkidar campaign

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under fire over alleged scam in Rafale deal, came up with the ‘Hum sab chowkidar’ (all of us are...
Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir today (Friday, March 22) joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of Lok Sabha polls in the presence of Union Ministers...

All party meet resolves: We stand united, condemn support for terrorism from across the...

All political parties today (Saturday, Feb 16) joined hands to reiterate their resolve to fight the menace of terrorism. At a meeting called by the...

Arun Jaitley resumes charge as Finance Minister

Union Minister Arun Jaitley today (Friday, Feb 15) resumed charge as Finance Minister and also attended the cabinet meeting headed by PM Modi on...
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Pulwama Terror Attack: PM Modi headed Cabinet meeting on Security measures, Nirmala Sitharaman also...

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is meeting to discuss security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, a day...
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Opposition parties calls Interim Budget a jumla, can’t be implemented

The Interim Budget presented by Piyush Goyal is being criticized by the opposition parties and has been named another ‘jumla’. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee...
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Things You Should Know About Interim Budget 2019

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government will present its last budget on February 1 before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, which will be held...

Interim budget to be presented by interim FM Goel; Jaitley in for two weeks...

With Arun Jaitley advised at least two weeks’ rest after a surgery at a New York hospital on Tuesday, the interim budget ahead of...
‘Interim’ only in name, an Election Budget in offing; may leave a massive burden for next govt

‘Interim’ only in name, an Election Budget in offing; may leave a massive burden...

What many have been speculating has been given added credence by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: that the interim budget – an outgoing government presents...
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Arun Jaitley flies to US for medical check-up

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has unexpectedly left for the US for a medical checkup relating to his kidney ailment, sources said. Jaitley who had undergone...

CBI imbroglio: Supreme Court reinstates Alok Verma as CBI chief, with conditions

The Supreme Court today (Tuesday, Jan 8) set aside Narendra Modi government’s post-midnight order of Oct 23 divesting Alok Verma of his charge to...

Top Leaders including PM Modi and President Kovind greets Nation on New Year

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other leaders on Tuesday (Jan 1) extended their wishes to the people on...
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Congress’ loan waiver policy is misleading farmers: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (Dec 27) accused the Congress of "fooling farmers" in the name of loan waivers, days after Rahul Gandhi...
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PM Modi releases Rs 100 coin in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Monday, Dec 24) released a commemorative Rs. 100 coin in memory of iconic BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a...

Supreme Court rejects PIL against Arun Jaitley, Fines Lawyer Rs 50,000

The Supreme Court today(Friday Dec 7) dismissed a PIL, raising allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of plundering the capital reserve of the Reserve...
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BJP releases manifesto for Rajasthan polls, promises 50 lakh private jobs in five years

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today (Tuesday, November 27) released its manifesto termed ‘Gaurav Sankalp 2018' for the Rajasthan assembly polls that are scheduled...
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“Scars Only Getting More Visible With Time”: former PM Manmohan Singh on demonetisation

Congress leader and former Prime MinisterDr Manmohan Singh today (Thursday, November 8) cautioned Narendra Modi government against “economic misadventures” and urged it to handle...
RBI

Amid reports of invoking special powers to direct it, Govt says RBI autonomy essential

Following a report in a leading business daily, speculation abounded on Wednesday about whether the government had invoked Section 7 of the RBI Act,...
Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Modi Govt sends CBI chief Alok Verma on compulsory leave, he moves SC

Overcoming the hurdle of fixed two-year tenure of CBI chief who is embattled with his deputy regarded as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi,...
PM Modi meets Oil Cos CEOs, urges cost reduction, payment terms review for relief to rupee

PM Modi meets Oil Cos CEOs, urges cost reduction, payment terms review for relief...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, Monday October 15, met with global leaders of the energy sector to discuss the prevailing energy scenario, effects of...
Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

Arun Jaitley: Law Can Restore Linking Aadhar With Phone And Bank

In another twist into one of the most debated Aadhar card issue under the present government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said a Parliament-approved...
SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths in 2017-18

SC said Aadhaar must to avail Govt benefits, but it caused 25 hunger deaths...

When it was launched in 2009, the pitch behind Aadhaar was that the ID would increase efficiency, reduce leakages and make life easier for...
“BJP avoiding questions on Rafale in the name of national security”

“BJP avoiding questions on Rafale in the name of national security”

Panellists feel the government must make the deal clearer to the public without compromising security interests Congress president Rahul Gandhi and BJP have been trading...
Jaitley sat with Mallya for 15-20 minutes, check CCTV, says Congress after FM denied a meeting

Jaitley sat with Mallya for 15-20 minutes, check CCTV, says Congress after FM denied...

In an outright rejection of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s assertion of having met the fugitive millionaire Vijay Mallya, the Congress on Thursday, September 13,...
Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi’s JPC challenge to Arun Jaitley’s charge of peddling lies

Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi’s JPC challenge to Arun Jaitley’s charge of peddling lies

The controversy over Rafale deal revived once again on Wednesday with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Congress led by Rahul Gandhi sparring over the...
PMO running all ministries, ministers have no work: Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie

PMO running all ministries, ministers have no work: Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie

Former ministers in the first NDA government led by Atal Behari Vajpayee, Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha on Saturday, August 11, questioned the manner...
Less than a year before next general elections, Modi Govt declared big hike in Kharif MSP

Less than a year before next general elections, Modi Govt declared big hike in...

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a substantial hike in the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Kharif crops, which was proposed in the Budget...
Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Indira Gandhi changed democracy into dictatorship: Arun Jaitley

Union Minister RK Singh posted this photograph on Twitter calling Emergency as "the darkest in the history of the nation". (Photo: Twitter/RajKSinghIndia) Union Minister Arun...
Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign 'to save democracy'

Former union minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, to campaign ‘to save democracy’

Senior BJP leader and former union minister Yashwant Sinha, served in Atal Behari Vajpayee government as finance and foreign minister, quit the BJP on...
“It is a government of events, not of works”

“It is a government of events, not of works”

Mudda panellists feel that the government’s economic plans continue to falter, which is why banks are facing mounting NPAs, and some states are running...
Cash crunch: ATMs run dry, FM Jaitley says problem temporary

Cash crunch: ATMs run dry, FM Jaitley says problem temporary

For many in India, it is back to demonetisation days and cashless transactions as automated teller machines (ATMs) in many states running out of...
Delhi CM Kejriwal now apologises to Arun Jaitley, court moved for withdrawing defamation case

Delhi CM Kejriwal now apologises to Arun Jaitley, court moved for withdrawing defamation case

Continuing his apology spree, labelled 'AAPology' by wags, Delhi chief minister has said sorry to finance minister Arun Jaitley in the defamation case the...
Arun Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman in Riyadh

Arun Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman in Riyadh

Continuing its engagements in the Middle Eastern countries, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the...
Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu amid TDP stir

Amit Shah dials Chandrababu Naidu while TDP rethinks alliance with BJP

BJP president called up TDP supremo and Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu and asked him not to take any “tough decisions”.   Days after the Telugu Desam...
Crypto-currencies, including Bitcoins, outlawed in India: FM Jaitley

Crypto-currencies, including Bitcoins, outlawed in India: FM Jaitley

With the government outlawing crypto-currencies, in Indian bitcoins markets, the prices fell to Rs 6.22 lakh as compared to the earlier high Rs 11...
Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

Amid rumours of early General Elections, Jaitley presents Union Budget 2018

With the political grapevine abuzz with speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could recommend advancing of the general elections scheduled for May 2019 to...
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Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

Economic Survey seems to have its head in the sand under storm clouds

GDP growth projection of 7-7.5 percent probably seems too optimistic The Economic Survey 2018 projects 7-7.5 per cent growth rate in 2018-19, up from 6.75...
US urge FM Arun Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty

Corporate America urges FM Arun Jaitley to reduce tax uncertainty for MNCs

Lauding PM Modi’s efforts to “transform” the country’s economy, USIBC said India needs to create a more stable fiscal regime to attract more global...
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GST collections in December rose to Rs 86,703 cr, reverse earlier declines

Earlier in November last year the GST receipts decreased to Rs 80,008 crore, while the collections were more than Rs 83,000 crore in October. In...
US not considering change in H1-B visa rules

US not considering change in H1-B visa rules

Relief for over 5 lakh Indians working in US In a major turn-around, US has clarified that it was not considering any change in H1B...
Modi govt relaxes FDI rules, will allow foreign airlines to invest in Air India

FDI rules relaxed, debt-ridden Air India opened for foreign investment

Narendra Modi Cabinet approves slew of changes in FDI rules, 100 per cent FDI through automatic route in single brand retail allowed Over three years...
Arun Jaitley

Electoral bonds key to bring transparency in political funding: FM Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said there is a need to “consciously” choose between the existing system of substantial cash & other transparent options like cheque or electoral...
Economic Growth Slows Down To Lowest In Four Years, Accelerates Attacks On Modi Govt

Economic Growth Slows Down To Lowest In Four Years, Accelerates Attacks On Modi Govt

With the economy still struggling to return to previous levels, much less embark on the promised high growth trajectory, the Central Statistics Office (CSO)...
Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union Budget to be presented on Feb 1, budget session starts from Jan 29

Union parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar announces schedule for the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind to address both Houses on Jan 29 Soon after the...
Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Debate on anti-triple talaq Bill stalled in Rajya Sabha again amid Opposition uproar

Consensus evades on the passage of the Bill with just one day left before the winter session of Parliament concludes, Opposition presses for RS...
Rahul Gandhi

Constitution under threat, says Rahul; Hegde apologises in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi exhorts partymen to defend the Constitution day after Hegde’s remark against mention of secularism in Constitution triggered protests in Parliament  A day after...
RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

RS protests: Jaitley says Modi didn’t question Manmohan Singh’s commitment to nation

BJP goes on the defensive to broker peace with Congress-led Opposition, apologises on behalf of Modi while distancing from Hegde’s comments  An end to the...
2G Scam: No one found guilty in law, but claimed huge political cost

2G Scam: No one found guilty in law, but claimed huge political cost

The acquittal of every single accused in 2G scam raised the obvious question: was there a scam at all in the first place, or...
Amid fears over safety of bank deposits due to FRDI Bill, reports of corporate loan write offs

Amid fears over safety of bank deposits due to FRDI Bill, reports of corporate...

If big corporate houses do not repay loans, will banks take over your money? It may seem ridiculous or outlandish, but there are fears...
Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

Slide in GDP growth arrested, second quarter data shows 6.3 per cent increase

Indicating a possible cessation of the slide in India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) seen over the last successive five quarters, government data released on...
Paytm eyes to create world’s largest digital bank with its Payments Bank

Paytm eyes to create world’s largest digital bank with its Payments Bank

Paytm Payments Bank aims to bring 500 million Indians into ‘mainstream economy’, offers zero-balance account, free IMPS, NEFT, RTGS, UPI transactions Digital transactions major Paytm, on...
After Youth Congress, BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha takes ‘chaiwala’ jibe at PM Modi

After Youth Congress, BJP’s Shatrughan Sinha takes ‘chaiwala’ jibe at PM Modi

At an event in New Delhi, the BJP MP took several swipes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues Arun Jaitley and...
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IT sleuths raid Poes Garden, Dinakaran alleges political motive

Income Tax investigation wing officials raided Poes Garden house of former chief minister J Jayalalitha on Friday night and seized a laptop, a desktop...
WORK IS WORSHIP: Members of Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh from across the country participate at a demonstration at Parliament Street in New Delhi, UNI

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Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Arun Jaitley

Moody’s upgrade endorsement of reform process: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The upgrade that came after 13 years sent the Sensex soaring A day after Pew Research survey report about overwhelming popularity of Prime Minister Narendra...

Yashwant Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha should resign from party: BJP spokesperson

Krishna Saagar Rao alleged that Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha become vocal against the party only when BJP goes for an election. Lashing out at...

Country can demand Arun Jaitley’s resignation over demonetization, GST: Yashwant Sinha

The veteran BJP leader said there is an utmost need to speak about the country’s “worrying” economic situation. Hitting out at Arun Jaitley – yet...
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Arun Jaitley bats for inclusion of real estate sector in GST

Arun Jaitley bats for inclusion of real estate sector in GST

The matter will be discussed in the next GST council meet on November 9 in Guwahati In a move to combat tax evasion in the...
With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

With GST rate cuts and project-launch spree, Modi tries to woo poll-bound Gujarat again

Traders and cloth merchants across Gujarat had been protesting against the GST rollout and could have dented the BJP’s poll prospects later this year Terming...

Modi-Shah-Jaitley troika meet to discuss economy, strategy to counter attacks over slowdown

The meeting at Prime Minister’s 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence comes a day after he lashed out at his critics and said economy was...
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Seven months before end of financial year, fiscal deficit already at 96 per cent...

Data released by the Controller General of Accounts jeopardizes the Centre’s plan of doling out a Rs50000 crore stimulus package to revive the economy Amid...

I do not have the luxury of being a former finance minister: Arun Jaitley...

A day after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha slammed the Modi government’s handling of economy in a stinging article in The Indian Express, Finance...
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Yashwant Sinha sticks to his guns as BJP rebuts his criticism of economy

Yashwant Sinha on Thursday stood by the article in which he had criticised Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for making a mess of the economy...
No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant Sinha’s article

No one should forget India is world’s fastest growing economy: Rajnath says on Yashwant...

Though Union finance minister Arun Jaitley kept mum, ministers Rajnath Singh and Piyush Goyal dismissed comments made by Yashwant Sinha on the economy As the...
Yashwant Sinha

BJP’s ‘margdarshak mandal’ member Yashwant Sinha rips apart Modi, Jaitley on economy

In an editorial for The Indian Express, the former finance minister indicts Jaitley for making a “mess” of the Indian economy, says he’s working...
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BJP National Executive Meeting: Unprecedented achievements under Modi govt, resolve to make “New India”...

Meeting in the backdrop of a slowing economy, growing joblessness and rising food and fuel prices, the BJP national executive in the Capital on...
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Cabinet reshuffle likely on Sunday with eye on Mission 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to effect a mammoth rejig of his council of ministers on Sunday. The exercise will keep in mind the...
As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre over DeMo, GST

As GDP slumps to three-year low at 5.7 %, Congress hits out at Centre...

The disappointing GDP figures for the April-June quarter come at a time when the Centre is already facing harsh criticism over the purported failure...
Arun Jaitley

Jaitley rushes in to defend demonetisation after RBI says 99 per cent banned notes...

Finance minister admits that not all money deposited with banks post noteban was legal, claims objective of demonetisation was to gradually reduce cash flow...
Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

Modi govt unveils Army reforms blueprint with redeployment of 57000 officers

The committee headed by Lt Gen (Retd) DB Shekatkar had given 99 recommendations to the central government in its report on December 2016, out...
GST

Cabinet clears Ordinance to hike cess to 25 pc on mid-size, luxury vehicles and...

The new levy will be in charged in addition to taxes on sale of the vehicle. GST Council, the apex tax rate setting body,...
Government hails SC verdict on Right to Privacy; underscores the point that it is not an absolute right

Government hails SC verdict on Right to Privacy; underscores the point that it is...

~By Rajesh Sinha Smarting under the blow from Supreme Court’s verdict declaring Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right, which it had hotly contested, the...
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Kejriwal may face criminal charge in Jethmalani-Jaitley fiasco

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Separatists, Maoists starved of funding post notes ban, NIA crackdown: Arun Jaitley

Former Congress-led UPA government had no firm policy to solve the decades-old Kashmir issue, said Jaitley Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said demonetisation...
Kapil Sibal

Congress alleges scam, asks, why two types Of ₹500 notes?

Congress leader Kapil Sibal told the members  of the Rajya Sabha that the notes  were of different shapes and sizes The opposition Congress on Tuesday...
I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar

I-T raids Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar, Congress creates furore in Parliament; calls it “unprecedented...

Shivakumar and his brother are hosting 44 Congress MLAs from Gujarat at a resort in Bengaluru to guard against BJP’s alleged attempts of horse-trading...
You used worse abuses than ‘crook’ for Jaitley: Jethmalani writes to Kejriwal

You used worse abuses than ‘crook’ for Jaitley: Jethmalani writes to Kejriwal

While firing a fresh salvo at the Delhi chief minister, the senior advocate also alleges Jaitley made Rs 57 crore of illicit money in...
India celebrates 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas, functions across the country to honour martyrs

India celebrates 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas, functions across the country to honour martyrs

PM Modi takes to Twitter, Defence Minister Jalitley pays homage to martyrs at India Gate India celebrated the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas on Wednesday to...
Now Chartered Accountants under Scanner

Now Chartered Accountants under Scanner

Process of cleaning economy continues In the ongoing process of cleaning the country’s economy, at least twenty six Chartered Accountants (CAs) have come under scanner...
It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

It is for States to take action against cow vigilantes, Centre tells SC

The Centre scored a victory of sorts by getting Home Ministry deleted from list of Respondents Taking action against vigilantism and violence by cow protection...
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Cabinet gives nod to sale of Air India

Tata Charman N Chandrasekaran has held meeting with the Centre expressing interest in buying the airline The government has given in- principle approval for the...
GST launch with midnight Parliament session

GST launch with midnight Parliament session

Major tax reform was proposed by UPA government On June 30, midnight, lawmakers will gather for a special Parliament session for the launch of...
Arun Jaitley, Demonetisation, Congress, NDA, GDP, Indian Economy

Jaitley says Modi govt restored credibility of economy

Congress blames government’s negligence for low GDP Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government under Prime Minister Narendra...
Arun Jaitley defamation case: Ram Jethmalani removed as the counsel of Kejriwal, AAP denies the reports

Arun Jaitley defamation case: Ram Jethmalani removed as the counsel of Kejriwal, AAP denies...

The removal comes after Jaitley filed a fresh defamation case against Kejriwal, on behalf of him, Jethamalani called the minister crook in the court....
Human shield row: Army officers free to take decisions in war-like situation, says Arun Jaitley

Human shield row: Army officers free to take decisions in war-like situation, says Arun...

Military officers on the ground don’t need to check with MPs on what to do, he said. Supporting the army, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said...
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This attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice—deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the...
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We will announce a big package for the knitwear industry, which is facing several challenges, in the next one month or so. —Textiles minister Smriti...
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Jaitley files fresh Rs 10 crore suit against Kejriwal for Jethmalani remarks in court

Ram Jethmalani, who was representing Kejriwal, had used words which were objected to by Jaitley on May 15 and May 17. Union Finance Minister Arun...
GST rates of most items finalised, foodgrain to get cheaper

GST rates of most items finalised, foodgrain to get cheaper

The GST council is meeting again on Friday to decide on more items. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council on Thursday finalised tax...
Jaitley says no vendetta behind raids on Chidambarams

Jaitley says no vendetta behind raids on Chidambarams

The senior Congress leader had said yesterday that the raids were vendetta by the Modi government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday rejected the Opposition’s...
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Even an enemy will not make an allegation of corruption against Kejriwal. I have known him for 12 years and can say that even...
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The denial itself carries no credibility… cover firing to those who carried out the attack with posts within a few metres of each other...
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My unqualified condemnation of the appalling treatment of our soldiers and the killings in Kulgam and my heartfelt condolences to the families. —Former J&K CM...
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The people of Delhi have rejected negative politics and moved Modiji’s vijay rath forward. It was the Modi government’s constructive politics that gave the...
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The people of Delhi now have another option—Swaraj India. —Academic-politician Yogendra Yadav, post the civic polls in the capital     The consensus on GST reflects the spirit...
RBI keeps interest rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent

RBI keeps interest rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent

Global outlook for inflation and trade remains areas of concern By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In its sixth bimonthly meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of...
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on arrival to present the General Budget 2017-18 at Parliament House in New Delhi on February 1, UNI

Why India needs a Bad Bank

It has now been eight years since the twin balance sheet problem first materialized, and the cost to the government and society is rising By...
FM Arun Jaitley with the Budget papers before presenting them in parliament on Feb 1 (photo: Arun Jaitley); the Budget has set a target of additional five lakh farm ponds in rural areas in 2017-2018.

Why is centre making farm ponds and training masons?

New Delhi-directed and monitored rural sector spending in the era of economic liberalisation Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr One of the curious facts contained in Finance Minister...
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Tax Collection Woes of the Government

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his 2017-18 Budget speech in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday explained the rationale of demonetisation...
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Minister of State, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Santosh Gangwar coming out of North Block office on way to Parliament house to present the General Budget for the year 2017-18 in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

Budget Facts Beyond Declarations of Intent

By Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s fourth Budget, apart from describing Goods and Service Tax (GST) and demonetisation as tectonic shifts, is...

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