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Retro tax was a retrograde step: Arun Jaitley

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:08

He stressed that low taxation is good for the economy and he has tried to pursue it in his budget with a view to giving a fillip to manufacturing sector.

Clean Ganga drive: Centre gives clearance to 6 new sewage treatment plants

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:02

Taking a positive step towards cleaning the holy river Ganga, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged to rejuvenate it on a priority basis, the Centre has given clearance for six new sewage treatment plants (STPs).

Profit not bad word, resources needed to service poor: FM

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 23:10

Referring to budget proposals, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government has made efforts to help the middle class save and spend.

FDI hike gives boost to investment starved insurance sector!

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 22:08

About 4.4 percent of Indians have life insurance while 5 percent have a reasonable health cover proving that insurance penetration is very low.

We have miles to go in improving rural India: Jaitley

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:18

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the country has "miles to go" to improve investment flows into farm sector, rural infrastructure and housing in villages.

We have miles to go in improving rural India: Jaitley

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 15:47

Praising the efforts of Nabard, Jaitley said it has played key role in development of rural India which comprises of largest percentage of India's population.

Insurers gain after cabinet approves FDI hike

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:29

The FDI hike to 49 percent from 26 percent had been proposed in the federal budget early this month.

Army Chief praises Narendra Modi Government`s decisivenes

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:51

Few days before retirement, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh praised the "decisiveness" of the NDA government at a tea party held for him by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance; to fetch Rs 25K cr funds

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 13:22

The approval to hike the FDI limit from the current 26 percent, a proposal which has been pending since 2008.

Cabinet clears 49% FDI in insurance; bill to be presented in Parliament

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 09:42

The proposal to raise FDI cap has been pending since 2008 when the previous UPA government came up with Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill.

Conduct non-intrusive investigations: FM tells tax officials

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:08

The Minister "exhorted the officers of the Income Tax Department to maximise the use of innovative and non-intrusive methods of investigation," an official statement said.

Finance Ministry examining Budget proposal to double tax on debt MFs

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 22:01

The Finance Ministry is examining to tweak the Budget proposal for hiking capital gains tax to 20 percent for debt mutual funds following representation from the industry, Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram said on Wednesday.