Free Press Journal
  • No proposal to withdraw new `2,000 notes: FM

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said there is no proposal to withdraw the Rs 2,000 notes that were introduced post demonetisation.

  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena keeps up Budget suspense

    Mumbai: The meeting between a delegation of BJP and Shiv Sena ministers led by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Friday on loan waiver to the state’s farmers did not yield the desired results. The team from Maharashtra returned to Mumbai on Friday night itself. The Sena, which is an ally of the ruling BJP in Maharashtra, too, kept the suspense over whether it will allow the

  • Agencies are trying to get Mallya back, says Jaitley

    New Delhi:  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that relevant agencies are trying to get liquor baron Vijay Mallya back in India and the issue was discussed during his recent visit to London.  “Relevant agencies are trying to get him back through extradition or deportation.

  • Jaitley to chair high-level meet on bank NPAs

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will chair a high-level meeting with Reserve Bank officials on Friday to address the issue of non-performing assets in the banking sector.

  • Finance Bill will be passed in Parliament before Mar. 31: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said this year’s Finance Bill will be passed in the Parliament before March 31. Jaitley made the announcement while addressing the financial advisors of various ministers.

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    GST rollout on July 1, says Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : The Centre and states agreed on Saturday on two bills crucial to triggering the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, virtually clearing the path for a July 1 rollout of the country’s biggest tax reforms since Independence.

  • GST on track, to be implemented from July 1: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the new indirect tax regime, was on track and July 1 was going to be its likely date of implementation. “It (GST) looks on track. Subject to Parliament approval, it looks like the possible date of implementation of GST is July 1,” Jaitley said after the 11th GST Council meet concluded here.

  • Economists, bankers dismiss GDP growth despite demonetization

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quick to crow in the poll meetings in Uttar Pradesh about 7% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2016-17 and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley touted it as a slap on the critics of the government’s demonetisation move claiming crippling impact on the economy.

  • Nationalism a bad word only in India, says Arun Jaitley

    Varanasi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that “nationalism was a good word” across the world though it may be a controversial topic in India, days after he blamed an “alliance of subversion” for university campus violence.

  • HC rejects Kejriwal’s plea seeking Arun Jaitley’s financial records

    New Delhi : Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking details of bank accounts, tax returns and other financial records of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who has filed a defamation suit against him.

  • FIPB clears 15 FDI proposals worth `12,000 crore

    New Delhi : Inter-ministerial body FIPB on Tuesday approved 15 investment proposals, including that of Apollo Hospitals, Hindustan Aeronautics, Dr Reddy’s and Vodafone, envisaging foreign investment of Rs 12,200 crore.

  • European Union to India: Extend trade pact by 6 months

    New Delhi: The European Union pressed India to extend by six months its bilateral investment pacts with several EU-member countries which are expiring soon, saying absence of the treaties could adversely impact trade ties and FTA talks. A high-level European Parliament delegation, here to gauge India’s views about the Trump administration and discuss various key issues concerning India-EU ties, also expressed concern over situation in Jammu and Kashmir and called for improvement

  • Dry ATMs rebut Jaitley’s claim of swift recovery post note ban

    New Delhi : Despite the claim of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that printing of new money was done efficiently after the November note ban and things were “normalised” in a few weeks, on Friday many ATMs here were found gasping for cash.