7.5 cr people to be covered under Jan Dhan Yojana by Jan 25: Arun Jaitly

7.5 crore people would be covered by the Jan Dhan Yojana by January 25, 2015, the Finance Minister said.

Mitra slams Jaitley for questioning Mamata`s Singapore trip

Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state.

No contradiction in being pro-biz,pro-poor: Jaitley`s FB update

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday changed the cover photo on his Facebook profile and added a new slogan saying there is no contradiction between being "pro-business and pro-poor".

Serbia finance minister resigns over reform pace

Serbia`s finance minister has resigned, saying he disagreed with the Prime Minister over the pace of reform and the austerity measures needed to restart the Balkan country`s economy.

Union Budget 2014: Four new AIIMS to be established, says FM Arun Jaitley

The government will set up four new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday.

Bihar Finance Minister`s grandson kidnapped

Bihar Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav`s maternal grandson has been kidnapped from Pipra block area of Supaul district of the state, police said.

Emergency taught me some compromises are not possible: Jaitley

Terming the Emergency as the worst post-independence chapter of Indian democracy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it gave him the best political education of his life as it taught him that some compromises are "just not possible".

Jaitley underlines need to lower cost of business to up growth

To revive the investment cycle and boost growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underlined the need to reduce the cost of doing business and improve the country`s business climate.

Mozambique mulls sovereign wealth fund

Mineral-rich Mozambique is considering the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund, the country`s finance minister said Thursday.

Modi has `deep flaws` in his character, stands for crony capitalism: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday hit out at BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s brand of capitalism as "crony capitalism", said there are "deep flaws" in his character and warned people against the "danger" from one individual taking over the party, cabinet and government.

BJP accuses Chidambaram of taking economy to `complete mess`

BJP accuses Chidambaram of taking economy to `complete mess` as senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha took a dig at outgoing FM P Chidambaram saying that the Bombay Stock Exchange`s sensitive index`s rise coincided with the announcement that the latter wasn`t contesting Lok Sabha polls 2014.

Interim budget 2014: Health ministry gets Rs.30,145 crore

Rs.30,145 crore was allocated to the health ministry in the interim budget for 2014-15 by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram .This move is being hailed as "positive" by the health sector.

Liberia`s finance minister urges calm over currency crisis

Liberia`s finance minister warned against panic today after being summoned to parliament to explain a crash in the value of Liberia`s currency against the US dollar.

`Decision taken in good faith does not constitute crime`

Toeing the line taken by the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Minister of State for Personnel and the nodal minister for CBI, V Narayanasamy on Wednesday said that a decision taken in good faith did not constitute a crime and official policy should not be questioned.

Modi will have to `unlearn` before learning on economy: FM

As Narendra Modi sharpened his attack on the government accusing it of failing to curb price rise, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday hit back saying the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate will have to "unlearn" a lot before he learns about Indian economy.

Initiatives on Kashmir should be taken forward: Chidambaram

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that initiatives taken by him on Kashmir when he was the home minister should be "carried forward".

Take action against those who demolished Dalit homes: Chidambaram

The minister, who visited the area, spoke to the affected families and also Tahsildar and Revenue officials.

India is in a serious crisis of confidence: Yashwant Sinha

Asia’s third largest economy has been pummelled by a selloff in emerging markets. Rupee has been the worst performer in Asia this year. The Indian rupee touched a record low of 68.85 per dollar this year, and is down nearly 20%, despite consistent efforts by policymakers to prop it up.

Yashwant Sinha – Fact File

Yashwant Sinha is an Indian politician and former finance minister of India (1990–1991) under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.

U`khand govt distributes relief cheques among poor

Uttarakhand Finance Minister Indira Hridayesh today distributed cheques worth Rs 2 lakh among the poor and needy approved from the Chief Minister`s Relief Fund.