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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…]

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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…]

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…]

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