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  • Rafale Deal: FM Arun Jaitley attacks Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, calls them ‘career nationalists

    New Delhi: In a veiled attack on former cabinet ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, who alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party- led government had agreed to buy Rafale jets at a higher price with no additional add-ons, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that his ‘NDA colleagues are career nationalists’ and speak the language which benefits them. In an exclusive interview to ANI, Jaitley hit out at his former party colleagues

  • GST Council may take call on annual return forms on July 21

    New Delhi : The format for annual returns and audit is likely to be approved by the GST Council in its meeting on July 21 and industry expects that there could be some reconciliation with annual IT returns as the government aims to check tax evasion.

  • Ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s kin abducted & killed, ‘killers’ held: Cops

    Coimbatore, A knitwear exporter, a relative of senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, was abducted and killed by a three-member gang, the police said today. The three men were arrested late last night from a town near Vellore, they said. The family of C Shivamurthy, 47, had lodged a missing person complaint on June 25 in neighbouring Tirupur after he failed to return home from office. On receiving

  • 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.

  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley likely to undergo kidney surgery

    An important key leader of BJP-led Central government and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to undergo a kidney surgery. Arun Jaitley, who also suffered from chronic diabetes, earlier in 2014 had undergone a surgery for weight reduction in September 2014.

  • Rajya Sabha elections: Arun Jaitley files nomination for upper house polls from Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh. Jaitley filed his nomination papers at the Tandon Hall of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly complex in the presence of UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, UP cabinet ministers Shrikanth Sharma and Anupama Jaiswal, and party leader Hero Bajpai.

  • Budget 2018: Stock market investors from Mumbai call budget as a retro move

    Mumbai: With the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday announcing the Union Budget 2018, stock market investors and analysts called the it ‘retro and more of an agrarian move’. With the new imposition of tax on long term capital gains (LTCG) and mutual fund dividends, investors are subject to tax, which they weren’t earlier.

  • Witty Rahul Gandhi mocks PM Narendra Modi and FM Arun Jaitley over GDP growth

    New Delhi: In the wake of Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation releasing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) numbers during 2017-18, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took to Twitter to make a witty remark about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  • Kapil Sibal slams Arun Jaitley over ‘ease of doing corruption’ remark

    New Delhi:  Congress leader and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal on Thursday slammed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his “ease of doing corruption” remark. Jaitley on Wednesday criticised the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, saying that ease of doing corruption has now been replaced by the ease of doing business.

  • India has potential to be a cleaner economy: FM

    Washington : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that India is capable of becoming a much cleaner and bigger economy amongst the other emerging economies, as it is capable of taking and implementing bold decisions. “Amongst the emerging economies, India today has the potential for not only being a large market but being a much cleaner economy,” said Arun Jaitley at a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and US India Business

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    Day after Yashwant Sinha’s critique on Indian economy, son Jayant back Modi government

    A day after when former finance minister Yashwant Sinha hit out at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the downfall of economy, his son and union minister Jayant Sinha has defended the economic policies of the government. Jayant Sinha wrote an article in national leading newspaper, stating that the ‘robust new economy’ created by the Modi government will power ‘long-term growth’ and provide jobs for creation of ‘New India.’

  • GST will also impact direct tax collection: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is bound to impact the direct tax collection as well due to the increased detection technology and greater compliance.

  • Blocking terror funding proving to be useful

    Whether demonetisation of high denomination currency has left Maoists in  many parts of India and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir “fund starved” as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed recently may be a point of contention but there is no disputing the fact that the intensified security forces campaign against terror both in Kashmir and in the Maoist pockets across the country is yielding results. There is also a drastic fall in

  • Government to spend Rs 3K crore under Capital Goods Policy

    New Delhi : Union Minister for Heavy Industries, Anant Geete has strongly recommended the Union Finance Minister for reduction in GST (Goods and Services Tax) rates for automobile sector to promote its growth and maintain tempo of job growth, he said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi.

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