Free Press Journal
  • High Court to hear defamation case against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will continue hearing the civil defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders today. Jaitley had filed a civil defamation suit against Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders, including Ashutosh, Kumar Vishwas, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chaddha and Deepak Bajpai.

  • Govt making ‘mazboor’ banks ‘mazboot’, says Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Dismissing rumours of loan waiver for big corporates, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government has been taking firm action against defaulters and is making efforts to make ‘mazboor’ banks ‘mazboot’ by recapitalising them.

  • Cabinet clears ordinance for changes to Bankruptcy Code

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance to introduce certain changes to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced.

  • Moody’s ratings upgrade after 13 years extremely encouraging: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that US credit rating agency Moody’s upgrading India’s sovereign rating was an extremely encouraging international recognition of the structural reforms undertaken by the government including demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and recapitalization of public sector banks.

  • More capital will push PSBs to up MSME credit, says FM

    “We  need the third engine (private investment) also to fire and a robust private sector and MSME sector so that the optimum growth rate which we have the potential for can be reached,”  Arun Jaitley/Finance Minister.

  • HPCL acquisition: ONGC to hire independent consultant soon

    Mumbai : State-run ONGC is planning of hiring an independent consultant to evaluate HPCL’s acquisition cost, revealed ONGC, chairman and managing director, Shashi Shanker. He added that the valuation will be out days’ after the consultant is hired.

  • ‘Attempts to derail’ GST have failed: Arun Jaitley

    Washington: Despite “attempts to derail” the recently introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST), the states are adopting the new regime at a fast pace, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.

  • Congress must select leaders of calibre, says FM

    Washington : Ahead of his US visit, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the Congress party is unlikely to substantially expand itself unless it “selects its leaders based on calibre and potential”, and goes back to its original centrist position.

  • Lack of jobs will be major issue in next LS polls: Yashwant Sinha

    New Delhi : Dissident BJP leader Yashwant Sinha remains unfazed by all the criticism he has faced for his strong critique of the economy and asserts that lack of jobs will be a major issue in the next Lok Sabha elections.

  • Government’s spirit to overcome economic hurdles missing

    Expectedly, former finance minister Yashwant Sinha’s diatribe against the Narendra Modi government and current finance minister Arun Jaitley over the ‘mess in the economy’ has acutely embarrassed the BJP and given the opposition a stick to beat the government with. Sinha, who has been smarting under the fact that he was ignored by the Modi government for any key position (his son Jayant Sinha though, was accommodated as a union minister) has

  • BJP fields son Jayant to give a rejoinder against Yashwant Sinha

    New Delhi: A day after BJP leader Yashwant Sinha’s tirade against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s handling of the economy, the ruling party lost no time in fielding his son – Jayant Sinha, a civil aviation minister in the government – to give a rejoinder, which appeared in a national daily on Thursday.

  • Arun Jaitley hits out at Yashwant Sinha, calls him job applicant at 80

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday offered a rather tame defence of his handling of the economy – especially demonetisation and the GST – and failed to explain why structural reforms are not taking place. He also ended up skirting the specific points raised by BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in his blistering critique of the minister.

  • Arun Jaitley says ISIS ideology converging with extreme-left, cites JNU as example

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday stated that while India is not infested with the ISIS, as is the case with some other countries, a portion of their ideology is now converging with certain extreme-left ideas, and cautioned that Sufism is being replaced by ‘Wahabism’ in the Kashmir Valley.

  • Steps soon to bolster economy: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government is considering additional measures to bolster the economy that has hit a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of the current fiscal. The minister said an announcement with regard to the additional steps will be made after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.