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  • 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)

  • CCEA approves 100% electrification of railway tracks

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved 100 per cent electrification of rest of the 13,675 km of the broad gauge tracks at an estimated cost of Rs 12,134 crore. The decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing the press conference, Goyal said, “The Prime Minister is aiming to make the Indian Railways more

  • Piyush Goyal pushes Indian Railways to rename IRCTC, after he had difficulty in recalling it’s name

    Almost every traveller in India knows about IRCTC. This Indian Railways ticket booking company is a crucial first step for all those who prefer going online to buy tickets or check for updates. However, we think Union Minister Piyush Goyal didn’t like the name of this travelling company. The union minister recently asked Indian Railways officials to come up with a new catchy name for IRCTC because even he faces hardship in

  • Shivraj Singh Chauhan seeks completion of railway projects in MP

    Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Tuesday called on Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and apprised him of the pending rail projects in the state and requested for their early completion.

  • 6,000 railway stations to become Wi-Fi enabled: Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: Stressing the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in the remotest parts of the country, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said that about 6,000 railway stations will be Wi-Fi enabled in six to eight months. “We believe that if we have to leverage digital technology, the basic thing is to ensure access to technology in the remotest part of the country,” Goyal said at the ‘Smart Railways Conclave’ organised by

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    Mumbai: Two arrested for duping man of Rs 93 lakh by offering railway job

    Mumbai: The Mata Ramabai Ambedkar (MRA) Marg police have arrested two persons on Thursday night for duping victims by promising jobs through railway defence quota. As per the instructions from Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered on August 20.

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    Arun Jaitley resumes charge as Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister

    New Delhi: Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant surgery in May, resumed his duties as Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister on Thursday after a gap of more than three months. In Jaitley’s absence, Railways and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal had been holding temporary charge of the Finance and Corporate Affairs Ministries.

  • Shashi Tharoor seeks clarification from Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Arun Jaitley over RBI notes being printed in China

    Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor asked Union ministers Piyush Goyal and Arun Jaitley on Monday to answer whether Indian currency notes are being printed by a Chinese firm or not. Tharoor referred to a report published by Chinese daily South China Morning Post which stated that a Chinese firm could be printing India’s currency notes. “If true, this has disturbing national security implications. Not to mention making it easier for Pak to counterfeit. @PiyushGoyal

  • GST on more items to be slashed if revenue increases: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal today said the capacity to slash the GST rates on more items would go up as Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenues and the compliance rate increases and the economy formalises. Goyal was speaking in the Lok Sabha after moving four bills seeking to amend the Goods and Services Tax (GST) laws for consideration and passage. The bills were Central GST (Amendment) Bill, Integrated GST (Amendment) Bill,

  • States to test GST cashback for payments via Rupay, BHIM app: Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: States will roll out on pilot basis incentives for digital transactions through Rupay card and BHIM app under the GST, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said today. The GST Council, chaired by Goyal, in its meeting here today also decided to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) under Minister of State of Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla to look into the issues of the MSME sector.

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    Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to chair 29th GST council meet tomorrow

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will chair the 29th Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meeting tomorrow at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The council meeting is convened mainly to discuss issues, concerns and suggestions of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the GST regime among others.

  • Good news commuters! Kolhapur gets new railway line; Konkan Railway adds 10 new stations

    Mumbai: Suresh Prabhu is no more the railway minister as he moved out 11 months ago to the ministries of commerce & industry and civil aviation and yet he takes keen interest in the railway projects he had cleared during his tenure. One such project is the construction of 103-km Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi section of the Konkan Railway. A meeting chaired by Prabhu here decided to start work on this section soon. Present Railway

  • Railways launch ‘Mission Satyanishtha’- an event on ethics in public governance

    Mumbai: In first of its kind event held by any government organisation, the Indian Railways organised a programme on Ethics in Public Governance and launched “Mission Satyanishtha” at a day-long event held at National Rail Museum, New Delhi, on Friday. Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal, administered the oath to the officers and supervisors at the programme.

  • GST exemption on sanitary pads: Whom does it benefit?

    The GST Council in its 28th meeting approved rate reductions for 88 consumer-centric items which included the widely demanded exemption on sanitary napkins on Saturday. A number of women politicians, cutting across party lines, welcomed this decision by the government.