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Forces prepared to face any eventuality: Arun Jaitley

Forces prepared to face any eventuality: Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday claimed that Indian armed forces are prepared to face any eventuality. “Our defence forces are ready to take on any eventuality,” he said without making any specific references. Notably, responding to reports of troop movements in Tibet by China amid the on-going Doklam standoff[Read More…]

Rajya Sabha bids farewell to vice president Hamid Ansari

Rajya Sabha bids farewell to vice president Hamid Ansari

As outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari finishes his tenure, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday heaped lavish praises on Chairman Ansari. With Ansari leaving the office after a decade, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior members lauded him for upholding constitutional norms. Praising Vice President Ansari, Modi said the Chairman did[Read More…]

Rahul has reduced Congress to fringe party on mainstream issues: Jaitley

Respect for cows no reason for violence: Arun Jaitley

As cow protection manifests itself into violence, the finance minister, Arun Jaitley on Thursday stressed the government’s commitment to cracking down on cow vigilantes in Lok Sabha. He further dealt at length on the constitutional obligation for cow protection and how it was formulated under Jawaharlal Nehru even though he[Read More…]

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches Aaykar Setu in Delhi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launches Aaykar Setu in Delhi

On Monday, Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, launched “Aaykar Setu”, a new Income Tax payer e-service module in New Delhi. Speaking at the event, Jaitley quoted the new e-service technology as a ‘great enabler’. He added that this application will reduce the physical interface between assessees and the tax assessing[Read More…]

Air India plane survives disaster after hitting wall

Cabinet clears privatisation of debt-ridden Air India

The Union Cabinet gave an in-principle approval for disinvestment of the government-run airline. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “In-principle approval for Air India divestment has been given.” Besides, “The Civil Aviation Ministry’s proposal for the formation of a group under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister to decide the[Read More…]

Tax rates of 66 items revived under GST

Tax rates of 66 items revised under GST

After the 16th GST Council meet, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley announced the revised rates of 66 items as against representations received for 133 items. After a press meet, Arun Jaitley addressed to the media and said that the new revisions have been made after getting feedback from the industry players. He[Read More…]

GST rates

83 services exempted from GST

The Goods and Services (GST) Council agreed on the fitment of almost every commodity in the various tax slabs under the new tax regime, which will be rolled out on July 1. Milk, cereals (unpackaged and unbranded), and jaggery will be exempt from GST, while sugar, tea, coffee (except instant),[Read More…]

Emergency turned democracy into constitutional dictatorship: Jaitley

Tax evasion no longer easy: Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that it is no longer safe to deal with excessive cash and its evasion, while launching “Operation Clean Money”on Tuesday. Jaitley also stated that personal income tax filing has gone up after demonetisation and as many as 91 lakh people have come under the[Read More…]

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