GDP growth at 3-year low: Additional measures on the anvil to boost economy, says Jaitley

GDP growth at 3-year low: Additional measures on the anvil to boost economy, says Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government is considering additional measures to bolster economy that has hit a three-year low of 5.7 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal. The minister said an announcement with regard to the additional steps will be made after consulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. […]

GoI considering auto makers’ concern on hike in GST cess

GoI considering auto makers’ concern on hike in GST cess

NEW DELHI: India’s Finance minister Arun Jaitley is “seriously” considering the demand of automobile manufacturers which have raised concerns over rise in cess on luxury vehicles, India’s heavy industries minister Anant Geete said on Thursday. “We have requested the finance minister (on the cess issue). Industry has given its memorandum and we have forwarded that […]

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

Modi govt firm on ending militancy in Kashmir: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that security forces had established dominance over terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and the Centre was firm that armed militancy must end in the border state. He said the Kashmir issue had become complicated because of cross-border support to terrorists and also because of local groups. […]

Forces prepared to face any eventuality: Jaitley

Forces prepared to face any eventuality: Jaitley

New Delhi: The armed forces are prepared to face any eventuality, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday assured the Lok Sabha amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese military in the Doklam area. In response to a question on reports of troop movements in Tibet by China amid the on-going Doklam standoff and a […]

Implementation of GST in JK marks economic integration: Jaitley

Implementation of GST in JK marks economic integration: Jaitley

New Delhi: Implementation of GST in Jammu and Kashmir marks economic integration and would help increase the revenues of the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha which passed two bills extending the Central GST and Integrated GST to the state. The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu […]

‘I-T dept detects Rs 19,000 crore black money in ICIJ, HSBC cases’

‘I-T dept detects Rs 19,000 crore black money in ICIJ, HSBC cases’

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department has detected over Rs 19,000 crore in black money following investigations into global leaks including HSBC account holders in Switzerland, the government said on Friday. Finance minister Arun Jaitley said investigations into information, put into public domain by the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), pertaining to about 700 […]

Misunderstandings about GST are being spread: Jaitley

Misunderstandings about GST are being spread: Jaitley

LUDHIANA: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a very simple tax and several misunderstandings are being spread about this new taxation system, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. “GST is a very simple tax and those who follow the law will not be called to the office for assessment. For them, everything, […]

GST will benefit JK: Jaitley

GST will benefit JK: Jaitley

New Delhi: With J-K assembly adopting the SGST bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it will benefit the consumers by making goods cheaper and increase revenue for the state. In a series of tweets, the minister congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for passage of the bill by the state assembly. Jammu and […]

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