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Passage of GST Bill is history in the making, says 'optimistic' Arun Jaitley

Passage of GST Bill is history in the making, says 'optimistic' Arun Jaitley

Striding out confidently from the Parliament after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was finally passed, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the passage of the bill in the House was history is in the making, adding that the country will witness transforming into a new system of indirect taxation.

New anti-graft law to protect honest civil servants, says Arun Jaitley

New anti-graft law to protect honest civil servants, says Arun Jaitley

Stating that an erroneous commercial decision of a public servant cannot always be seen as corrupt, Finance minister Arun Jaitley today said the amendments to the anti-graft law would protect the honest bureaucrats.

No proposal to withdraw new Rs 2,000 notes: Arun Jaitley

No proposal to withdraw new Rs 2,000 notes: Arun Jaitley

The Rs 2,000 banknotes were introduced along with new Rs 500 currency following the withdrawal of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes from November 9, 2016.

Political parties' comments on demonetisation irresponsible: Arun Jaitley

Political parties' comments on demonetisation irresponsible: Arun Jaitley

"Different kinds of political reactions keep coming and some of them are even irresponsible,” Jaitley said. 

Jaitley for freehand to ministers, bureaucrats on social media

Jaitley for freehand to ministers, bureaucrats on social media

His comments at the event to mark second anniversary of myGov app came against the backdrop of DoPT issuing draft service rules proposing to allow bureaucrats to participate freely on social media websites.

Judiciary must not cross Lakshman Rekha: Arun Jaitley

Judiciary must not cross Lakshman Rekha: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said that everyone should respect the clear demarcation among the judiciary, executive and legislature.

Centre may add to PM Modi's J&K package: Arun Jaitley

Centre may add to PM Modi's J&K package: Arun Jaitley

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 80,000-crore package for building a modern, progressive and prosperous Jammu and Kashmir.

Banks may not cut lending rates, but cut in PPF good: Experts

Banks may not cut lending rates, but cut in PPF good: Experts

With their huge bad loans and provisioning for the same affecting their profitability, India`s banks may not reduce their lending rates in the near future following the slashing of interest rates on the small savings schemes, say expert

Rahul Gandhi's speech in Lok Sabha: Top 10 quotes

Rahul Gandhi's speech in Lok Sabha: Top 10 quotes

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Rohith Vemula suicide case, inflation, new job opportunities and JNU case.

HC CJ suspends Magistrate who had slapped sedition charges against Jaitley

Ankit Goel, posted as Judicial Magistrate and Civil Judge at Kulpahar in Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh, has been placed under suspension 

Kejriwal does not possess either reputation or character: Arun Jaitley

Kejriwal does not possess either reputation or character: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley said the right to freedom of speech and expression was "not absolute" and it "did not extend a licence to anyone to defame any other citizen having fundamental rights under the Constitution".

Delhi Police leaking details of Kejriwal's security: AAP

Delhi Police leaking details of Kejriwal's security: AAP

Amid a controversy over the ink attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP today alleged Delhi Police was "leaking" details of his security, even as it claimed that it had not asked for any kind of security cover for the party supremo.

Jaitley rules out poll alliance with major parties in Bengal

Exhorting the state BJP leadership to focus on twin issues ahead of the assembly polls, Jaitley said they would have to now pinpoint the issues - where the party has clarity of vision and also issues where unrest brewed ammong people at the grassroot level.

Jaitley should resign: Justice Katju

BJP MP Kirti Azad was suspended from the party after he unleashed a campaign to expose “corruption” in DDCA which was once headed by Arun Jaitley. 

Sebi pitches for pension money in mkts as Jaitley takes stock

To deepen capital markets, Sebi today pitched for allowing investment of pension money into various securities instruments and to create an enabling environment for REITs to flourish, as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reviewed the state of capital markets in the country.

Tax system being overhauled: Jaitley

Seeking to soothe the sentiments of foreign investors, disturbed by fresh claims of tax on past transactions by Indian authorities, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said his government was rationalising the country`s tax system to make it fair.

Arun Jaitley may face investor queries in UK on Cairn tax demand

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to face queries over the tax department's Rs 10,247 crore demand notice to UK-based Cairn Energy, when he meets foreign investors in London tomorrow.

Days are not far when India can match Chinese growth rate: FM Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the challenges and troubled times that the Indian economy is facing is capable of becoming turning points.

India needs high quality governance: Jaitley

Observing that India needs to learn from international best practices in governance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called the corporate sector to utilise opportunities that beckon India`s economy.