OROP our right, want periodic revision of pension: Military veterans
OROP our right, want periodic revision of pension: Military veterans

As the talks between government and military veterans over the `One Rank, One Pension` scheme continue, representatives of the veterans on Thursday said that they are asking for their 'right' and it shouldn't be described as a bonanza or demand.

OROP stir: Veterans hopeful of breakthrough, RSS asks government to act soon
OROP stir: Veterans hopeful of breakthrough, RSS asks government to act soon

 Talks between ex-servicemen and the government on resolving the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) imbroglio were progressing and the veterans were hopeful of a breakthrough soon, sources said on Wednesday, the 81st day of the agitation.

Strike called by central trade unions had only marginal impact: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the day-long nationwide strike called by central trade unions only had a "marginal or inconsequential impact".

Ex-servicemen blame Jaitley for OROP deadlock

Expressing displeasure over Finance Minister Arun Jaitey's remark on the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) issue, ex-servicemen here on Wednesday blamed the Union minister for the impasse and said their protest will continue till their demand is met.

USIBC applauds Indian govt ruling on minimum alternative tax

Applauding Indian government's ruling on Minimum Alternative Tax, the US India Business Council (USIBC) today said the tax certainty will promote long-term investments in India.

Arun Jaitley pitches for rational approach to OROP

Defence personnel retiring at early age of 35-38 years should get higher pension but the same principle cannot be applied to those superannuating at 60-62 years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday pitching for reasonable and rational approach to one-rank-one-pension issue.

Congress changed stance on land ordinance for political reasons: Jaitley

Accusing the Congress of changing its position on the Land Bill after the Modi government brought an ordinance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the 2013 law passed by the previous UPA dispensation is now in force and Centre would permit states to make amendments to the Central law.

Quota row: India not in position to end reservation system, says Arun Jaitley
Quota row: India not in position to end reservation system, says Arun Jaitley

At a time when agitation for reservation by the Patel community has hit the headlines, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday that India was not in a state to end reservation system.

Lapse of land ordinance not a setback for govt, says Jaitley

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the decision to let the land acquisition ordinance to lapse is not a setback for the government and the alternative route adopted by the Centre will provide greater flexibility to the states to deal with the issue.

Can't have annual pension revision, says Arun Jaitley on OROP
Can't have annual pension revision, says Arun Jaitley on OROP

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday virtually ruled out annual revision of pension as demanded by agitating ex-servicemen under 'One rank, One pension' but said government will safeguard interests of soldiers retiring at an early age through higher pensions.

PM Modi's decision to not re-promulgate land ordinance, done for farmers' welfare: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to not re-promulgate the land ordinance had been taken so that the farmers would not have to face heavy financial losses.

Surnames will soon cease to matter in politics: Arun Jaitley

 In an apparent dig at Congress and some regional parties, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said "surnames, families and lineages" will soon cease to matter in politics and such a trend has already begun in the business world.

Wait for 48 hours for decision on land ordinance: Arun Jaitley

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday kept up suspense on whether controversial land acquisition ordinance will be repromulgated, saying a decision will be taken in the next 48 hours.

Andhra Pradesh CM changed tone from special status to 'package': Jagan

YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday alleged that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu during Delhi tour changed his tone from special status to 'special package' for the state and failed to keep the promise made during 2014 elections.

BBMP Election Results: Mindless negativity is counterproductive, Arun Jaitley's message to Congress
BBMP Election Results: Mindless negativity is counterproductive, Arun Jaitley's message to Congress

Expressing happiness over results of Bengaluru civic bodies' polls, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Congress should learn from it and that mindless negativity was counterproductive.