Free Press Journal
  • Markets, rupee falling due to global factors: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: As the rupee weakened against the US dollar and markets closed deep in the red on Monday despite a series of measures announced by the government over the weekend, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said it was due to global phenomena occurring owing to squeeze on oil production and the US-China trade war.

  • Congress charge against Arun Jaitley over Vijay Mallya ‘meeting’ ridiculous: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Saturday hit out at the Congress saying its allegations against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya’s claims on meeting him were “ridiculous”. The saffron party asked if the Congress knew about their meeting, why did it remain silent all these years. Wondering who was pulling the strings of the Congress and Mallya, the Sena said the controversy was a part of the preparation for the 2019 general

  • BJP alleges Rahul Gandhi could be hand-in-glove with Vijay Mallya

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday suggested that Congress president Rahul Gandhi could be hands-in-glove with Vijay Mallya, who in turn alleged to have met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley before fleeing the country in March 2016. “These statements have been made just a few days after Rahul Gandhi returned from London. Is there any ‘saanjhedaari’ (collaboration) between the two (Rahul Gandhi and Vijay Mallya),” he

  • Vijay Mallya a criminal, cannot be taken seriously: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP on Thursday defended Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as Congress president Rahul Gandhi sought his resignation over his alleged meeting with Vijay Mallya, saying the fugitive businessman was a criminal and his words could not be taken seriously. At a press conference, Union minister Piyush Goyal asked Gandhi to resign, claiming that due to his family’s “relations” with Mallya, banks were pressured by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA)

  • Rahul Gandhi wants FM to resign, claims there is deal between Vijay Mallya and Arun Jailtey

    New Delhi: Stepping up his attack on Arun Jaitley for allegedly meeting Vijay Mallya before he fled to the UK, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today accused the finance minister of colluding with a “criminal” and not informing the probe agencies, despite having information about the liquor baron’s plan to leave the country.

  • Losing battle of facts on Rafale deal

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is steadily losing his battle with the opposition, especially the Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the facts on Rafale deal. Right now, he is not the defence minister but he is taking the most active part in defending the Government decision on the new agreement on Rafale purchases against blistering attacks by Rahul Gandhi who has termed the deal announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Paris in

  • India set to become 5th largest economy next year: FM

    New Delhi: India is likely to surpass the UK to become the world’s fifth largest economy next year on growing consumption and strong economic activity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

  • India to become 5th largest economy next year: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: India is on track to surpass Britain next year to become the fifth largest economy in the world and to emerge among the “big three” global economies by 2040, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday. He said while India’s per capita income may still be modest, but the size of the economy was very large and growing at a fast pace.

  • Congress launches "Save the Constitution" campaign

    Less than 6 hours left: Rahul Gandhi reminds Arun Jaitley over Rafale JPC deadline

    New Delhi: Young India is waiting for a decision on a joint parliamentary committee on the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi told Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today, a day after he gave him 24 hours to “check and revert” on the issue. As Indian Youth Congress workers gathered outside the AICC office in preparation for a protest march to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence on the

  • Rafale Deal: FM Arun Jaitley attacks Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, calls them ‘career nationalists

    New Delhi: In a veiled attack on former cabinet ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, who alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party- led government had agreed to buy Rafale jets at a higher price with no additional add-ons, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that his ‘NDA colleagues are career nationalists’ and speak the language which benefits them. In an exclusive interview to ANI, Jaitley hit out at his former party colleagues