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  • Government plans mega event to mark 1st anniversary of GST on July 1       

    New Delhi: The Government is planning a mega event to mark first anniversary of GST roll out on July 1 with participation of industry chambers, traders, and tax officials, besides, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. Union Minister Arun Jaitley too would be addressing the gathering through video conferencing.

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    Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi to Adolf Hitler

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who was among those Jailed during the Emergency, likened the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to Germany Chancellor Adolf Hitler, pointing out that both leaders never abrogated the Constitution but used it to transform democracy into dictatorship.

  • Arun Jaitley compares former Prime Minster Indira Gandhi to Hitler

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday compared former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who imposed Emergency, to Hitler, stating that both used the Constitution “to transform democracy into dictatorship”. Jaitley, whose second blog of a three-part series coincided with the 43rd anniversary of imposition of the Emergency, also noted that unlike the German dictator, Gandhi went ahead to transform India into a “dynastic democracy”.

  • Emergency turned democracy into dictatorship: Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday recalled how the Indira Gandhi government had imposed a “phoney Emergency” and “turned democracy into a constitutional dictatorship” about more than 40 years back.

  • Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Raising a question as to whether fidayeens, who are willing to die and willing to kill, should be dealt with through ‘Satyagraha’, Jaitley said that “a terrorist who refuses to surrender and refuses a ceasefire offer has to be dealt with as anybody taking law in his own hand. This

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    Arun Jaitley was a dream boss: Arvind Subramanian who stepped down as Chief Economic Advisor

    New Delhi: Arvind Subramanian, who stepped down as Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) on Wednesday, hailed Union Minister Arun Jaitley as “a dream boss.” This came after Jaitley, in a Facebook post, heaped praises upon Arvind for his contribution to the economy. “I am profoundly grateful by the generous words of Minister Arun Jaitley. I had a dream boss,” Subramanian told media here. Earlier in the day, Jaitley, in a Facebook post, wrote

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    CEA Arvind Subramanian quits over ‘pressing family commitments’, to return to US: Arun Jaitley announces

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today that Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian will be leaving the finance ministry because of “pressing family commitments” and will return to the US. Subramanian was appointed as CEA to the finance ministry on October 16, 2014, for a period of three years. In 2017 his term was extended for a year.

  • Wisdom can’t be inherited: Jaitley takes a dig at Rahul

    New Delhi : Union Minister without portfolio Arun Jaitley on Wednesday had a dig at Congress President Rahul Gandhi rediscovering the importance of millions of self-employment opportunities for which Prime Minister Modi launched the Mudra Yojana way back in 2015 to provide them small loans for setting up own small enterprises.

  • Some political parties using Maoist for anti-NDA cause, says Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday raised serious concern on the “increased Maoist activities” in areas other than usual extremism affected areas while targeting “some political parties” for using them against the ruling NDA.

  • Arun Jaitley returns home from AIIMS after kidney transplant

    New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley is back home after three-week stay at AIIMS for a kidney transplant. In a tweet, Jaitley expressed gratitude to the doctors, nurses and paramedics who took care of him during his stay at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

  • Cabinet reshuffle: Piyush Goyal incharge of finance till Jaitley recovers, Rathore new I&B minster

    In a major Cabinet shuffle of the Modi government just a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Information and broadcast minister Smriti Irani has been removed from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as Rajyavardhan Rathore will now take independent charge of the portfolio. Irani will now only handle the Textile Ministry. She was earlier removed as the HRD Minister and was replaced by Prakash Javadekar making this the second time

  • PM Modi spoke to FM Arun Jaitley hours before kidney transplant operation

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Arun Jaitley, hours before the finance minister underwent a kidney transplant at AIIMS this morning. Government sources said Modi was in touch with Jaitley’s family to get updates on his health throughout the day today.

  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley undergoes successful kidney transplant at AIIMS

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), an official at the premier health institute said. Both the donor and the recipient are stable and recovering well, the official said. Jaitley, 65, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and taken to the operation theatre at 8 am today.