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    Strong action to be taken against illicit Swiss deposits, says Finance Minister Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: With deposits by Indians in Swiss banks surging, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal today wondered how all of it can be assumed to be black money, but said strong action would be taken against anyone found guilty of wrongdoing. India would start getting details of bank accounts from Switzerland under a bilateral treaty, he said.

  • Who is the Finance Minister of India, asks Congress

    New Delhi: ‘‘Who is the Finance Minister of India? PMO (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office) website says one thing and the Finance Ministry website tells another story,’’ pointed out Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday.

  • 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).

  • Nepal to present its first federal budget today

    Kathmandu : Nepal’s Finance Minister will present the first federal budget of the Himalayan nation after completing the three-tier elections held simultaneously in the year of 2017.

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    Indore: Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya launches development projects in city  

    Indore: State finance minister Jayant Malaiya on Wednesday said Bijasan temple will be developed as a religious tourist spot. A sapling plantation programme will be held soon. He said the 3.5 kilometre-long airport road will have six lanes. The minister was addressing a function organised to perform bhumi pujan for renovation and beautification of the temple at the temple premises on Wednesday.

  • 3rd tranche of electoral bonds sale from May 1, says finance minister 

    New Delhi: The finance ministry today said the third tranche of electoral bonds sale will take place from May 1-10.   Electoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties and bring transparency in political funding.

  • ‘Revenge politics’: Jaitley told to jog his memory

    New Delhi : Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday asked Finance Minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley to jog his memory on his “revenge politics” remark.

  • Finance Minister asks businesses to register on e-way bill platform ahead of April 1 rollout 

    New Delhi: With just three days left for the e-way bill rollout, the government has asked businesses and transporters to enrol on the dedicated platform as only around 11 lakh entities have registered so far, officials said today. Businesses would be required to present the electronic way (e-way) bill to a GST inspector (if asked) for inter-state transportation of goods worth over Rs 50,000 through road, railways, airways and vessels.

  • Mehbooba Mufti was helpless in Haseeb Drabu sacking

    The dismissal of J and K finance minister Haseeb Drabu by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is unfortunate. It eliminates the intelligent and credible voice from the State Government. And also snaps a trustworthy link between the PDP and the BJP, which together manage a patchy arrangement of governance in the troubled State. The immediate trigger for Drabu’s removal was his remark during the course of an address to a chamber of industry

  • GST Council likely to simplify tax returns

    New Delhi: The Goods and Services (GST) Council in its 26th meeting on Saturday is likely to simplify tax returns, sources from Ministry of Finance told ANI. The council, chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also expected to discuss the extension of 3B returns, and the current position of revenue generated from GST.

  • Maharashtra Budget 2018: Deficit budget, but a long list of memorials

    Mumbai: At a time when statues and busts are being razed in Tripura, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, the Maharashtra government, in its wisdom, has proposed a long list of memorials. Aiming to appease a specific section of the society, ahead of the 2019 assembly polls, Sudhir Mungantiwar, the finance minister, has pledged to complete the Shivaji memorial within three years.

  • Privatisation of PSBs ruled out, says Finmin

    New Delhi : The Finance Minister ruled out privatisation of public sector banks as a response to the Rs 11,400-crore fraud hitting Punjab National Bank, saying the move may not be politically acceptable. He said a lot of people have started talking of privatisation in the aftermath of the PNB fraud. “This (privatisation) involves a large political consensus. Also, that involves an amendment to the law (Banking Regulation Act). My impression is