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Banks' exposure to telecom sector at Rs 97,681 crore: Arun Jaitley

Banks' exposure to telecom sector at Rs 97,681 crore: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said banks have an exposure of Rs 97,681 crore in the telecom sector, which is grappling with financial stress.

Demonetisation: RBI processing old notes to verify numerical accuracy, says Arun Jaitley

Demonetisation: RBI processing old notes to verify numerical accuracy, says Arun Jaitley

The old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes are being reconciled and processed by the RBI for verifying numerical accuracy and authenticity and the progress is being closely monitored, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.

Despite critical CAG report on military preparedness, Arun Jaitley says 'armed forces sufficiently equipped'

Despite critical CAG report on military preparedness, Arun Jaitley says 'armed forces sufficiently equipped'

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that Indian armed forces are "reasonably and sufficiently equipped" to defend the sovereignty of the country.

Congress releases letter on transparency in party funding

Following Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley`s stand that no political party had come forward with suggestions to make party funding cleaner, the Congress on Monday released a May 30 letter that advocated complete transparency on donors and donees.

Privacy cannot be excuse for evading tax obligations: Arun Jaitley

Privacy cannot be excuse for evading tax obligations: Arun Jaitley

In the backdrop of the debate generated by the appeals on Aadhaar being currently heard by the Supreme Court on whether privacy is a fundamental right, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said privacy cannot be touted as an excuse not to comply with one`s legal obligation on tax matters.

No instruction to Ram Jethmalani to use objectionable words against Arun Jaitley: Arvind Kejriwal to HC

Arvind Kejriwal on Monday told the Delhi HC that there was no instruction from him to his counsel Ram Jethmalani to use objectionable remarks against Arun Jaitley.

President Pranab Mukherjee was guardian of Constitution, always upheld its propriety: Arun Jaitley

President Pranab Mukherjee was guardian of Constitution, always upheld its propriety: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday described the outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee a guardian of the Constitution.

Actively working towards clean political funding: Jaitley

Actively working towards clean political funding: Jaitley

 Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding. "When we deal with the subject of how the political system will be funded, we hope through cleaner money in future. We are actively working on this," he said here at the Delhi Economics Conclave 2017 organised by the Finance Ministry.

Govt actively working on electoral bond mechanism: Jaitley

Govt actively working on electoral bond mechanism: Jaitley

In a major move aimed at promoting transparency in political funding, Jaitley had in this year's Budget speech announced capping of anonymous cash donations to political parties at Rs 2,000 and introduced electoral bonds.

Demonetisation, GST to widen tax base, make cash dealing difficult: FM

Demonetisation, GST to widen tax base, make cash dealing difficult: FM

Arun Jaitley has said demonetisation and GST will make cash transactions a lot more difficult and lead to greater compliance as well as expansion of tax base.

Lynching debate: Issue should not be given political colour, violence can never be partisan, says Arun Jaitley

Lynching debate: Issue should not be given political colour, violence can never be partisan, says Arun Jaitley

The Opposition on Thursday targeted the government over the lynchings, with the Congress accusing PM Modi of indulging in "double speak" on the issue.

Samajwadi Party leader links names of Hindu gods with alcohol, sparks row

Samajwadi Party leader links names of Hindu gods with alcohol, sparks row

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said Samajwadi Party leader Naresh​ Agarwal has hurt the sentiments of the majority population of the country.

GST win-win deal for all: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

GST win-win deal for all: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday described the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a "win- win" deal for all as it will expand the tax net, end "inspector raj" and bring down prices of goods.

Centre approves Rs 131.90-crore aid for Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland

Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers` Welfare Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other senior officers of the ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture attended the meeting.

PM Narendra Modi likely to go for Cabinet expansion

PM Narendra Modi likely to go for Cabinet expansion

Prime Minister Modi first expanded his cabinet in November 2014 when he inducted 21 new faces, including Parrikar as defence minister.

GST Council hikes cess on cigarette to offset makers' windfall

GST Council hikes cess on cigarette to offset makers' windfall

The GST Council on Monday hiked cess on cigarettes to take away the "windfall" manufacturers were reaping due to an anomaly that crept in after the GST rate fixation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday.

Will be decisive towards armed services' needs, Jaitley tells top chiefs

As the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops continues along the Sikkim border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday assured top armed forces commanders that the government will be decisive in its approach towards issues relating to the services.

Vajpayee, not Congress, set the ball rolling on GST: Finance Minister Jaitley

Vajpayee, not Congress, set the ball rolling on GST: Finance Minister Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thrusday said the first move towards the landmark GST was made by the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government 17 years back, and not the Congress.

Anti-GST Surat traders greet Congress leaders with 'Modi' chants

Local Congress leaders in the city alleged that it was the handiwork of some Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members, who mingled with the crowd and raised the slogans.
 

GST rollout smoother than anticipated: FM Jaitley

GST rollout smoother than anticipated: FM Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that despite the anticipation of initial disruptions on account of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the rollout of the new indirect tax regime from July 1 was smooth and without any significant glitches.