Tag: Finance Minister

DLF closes 11.5% down after CBI raids office

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday registered a fresh case against former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and several others in connection with the alleged irregularities in allocation of over 1,417 acres of land during 2009-12 in Gurugram and carried out raids at more than 20 places[Read More…]

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to be back to present Budget on Feb 1

Opposition fears Modi, so ganging up: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday hit out at opposition parties, saying the fear of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity and his return to power has brought them together but said this won’t work in the Lok Sabha polls as Modi remains the most popular leader. In a[Read More…]

Congress paid lip service to poor among upper castes: Jaitley

Congress paid lip service to poor among upper castes: Jaitley

New Delhi, Hailing the Prime Minister’s decision to force the agenda for poverty-based reservation as the single greatest pro-poor step, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday accused the Congress of grudgingly supporting the bill for 10 per cent reservation for poor among the upper castes. “The Prime Minister’s decision to[Read More…]

Jaitley demands discussion on Rafale, RS adjourned for day

New Delhi,  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday demanded a discussion on the Rafale deal in the Rajya Sabha as the upper House was adjourned for the day amidst sloganeering and noise. “I demand that Congress party should immediately start a discussion on Rafale,” Jaitley said. The Bharatiya Janata Party[Read More…]

Banks may remain open in only 1 of the next 6 days due to strikes, holidays

CAIT seeks probe into health hazards posed by currency notes

The traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) wrote to Finance Ministry seeking probe to assess the health threats posed by currency notes. Citing various studies, CAIT claimed that notes were contaminated with pathogens and warned of their potential to transit several diseases including urinary meningitis, toxic shock syndrome[Read More…]

Jaitley wins over Piyush Goyal, resumes as Finance Minister today

Jaitley wins over Piyush Goyal, resumes as Finance Minister today

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs to Arun Jaitley. Announcing his return, a communique from the Rashtrapati Bhavan read, “The President of India, as advised by the Prime Minister, has directed to assign the portfolios of the Minister of Finance and Minister[Read More…]

Stop blaming EVMs: Karti Chidambaram on poor Cong show in Bihar

Karti Chidambaram gets bail in INX media case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, in the INX Media corruption case. The bail was granted by Justice S.P. Garg. The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Karti Chidambaram in February for allegedly taking money to facilitate[Read More…]

Arun Jaitley leaves behind a rich and chequered legacy

All existing protections retained while consolidating PPF Act: Finance Ministry

New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday said that “all existing protections” have been retained while consolidating the Public Provident Fund (PPF) Act under the proposed Government Savings Promotion Act. The development comes a day after the central government proposed to merger separate acts on small savings, PPF and government savings[Read More…]

Jaitley wins over Piyush Goyal, resumes as Finance Minister today

Jaitley in Singapore: Lists GST, note ban as major reforms

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has urged Singaporean businesses to invest in India, highlighting the country as one of the largest FDI recipients with the government undertaking major structural reforms, including Aadhaar, GST and demonetisation. “India has become the most favourable and attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI),” Jaitley said[Read More…]

Demonetisation is massive, draconian, monetary shock: Arvind Subramanian breaks his silence

Arvind Subramanian to continue as CEA for another year

Finance minister, Arun Jaitley, on Saturday extended the tenure of Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian, for another year. His term was supposed to end in October. Subramanian took over as CEA on 16 October 2014 for a period of three years. Now, his term will end in October next year.[Read More…]

Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister today

Nirmala Sitharaman took over charge as defence minister of the country on Thursday in the presence of finance minister, Arun Jaitley who was present there to hand over the baton. Now, Sitharaman has becomes the first full-time female defence minister. “My first job is to ensure that interest of soldiers[Read More…]

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