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".

(Budget)ing for a new life @84!

Budget is an annual event conducted with great fanfare with all the melodrama associated with the launch of a Bollywood blockbuster.

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.

Evidence in ex-minister sexual abuse case not tampered: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Dismissing reports that he had seen the CD purportedly showing former state finance minister Raghavji in a compromising situation, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the evidence in the case has not been tampered.

Man accusing MP Minister of sodomy turns up after disappearing

Rajkumar Dangi, the youth who has accused the former Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Raghavji of sexually exploiting him, appeared before the media at senior Congress leader Ajay Singh`s official residence.

BJP suspends party leader who "exposed" Raghavji

BJP`s Madhya Pradesh unit on Saturday suspended its senior leader Shiv Shankar Pateria from the primary membership of the party, hours after he claimed he had a role in "exposing" the alleged immoral acts of Ragahvji.

Chidambaram dismisses Jaitley charge on CBI autonomy as `premature`

Finance Minister P Chidambaram dismiss as "completely premature and ill-advised" charge by BJP`s Arun Jaitley that Cabinet`s decision on autonomy for CBI is "facical" and remedy "worse" than problem.

BJP attacks Chidambaram for `self-congratulation`

BJP on Thursday targeted Finance Minister P Chidambaram for his claims on the state of the economy.