Jaitley likely to present first post-GST budget on Feb 1

Jaitley likely to present first post-GST budget on Feb 1

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley is likely to present India’s first post Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the current government’s last full Budget on February 1. The Budget session of Parliament may begin on January 30 with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the Joint Session of both the Houses of Parliament, a senior […]

Jaitley assails Manmohan for calling note ban a “loot”

Jaitley assails Manmohan for calling note ban a “loot”

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today contested Congress leader Manmohan Singh for calling demonetisation an “organised loot”, insisting the exercise was an “ethical drive and a moral step” that made corruption difficult. The loot is what happened in 2G scam, commonwealth games and allocation of coal blocks, whereas demonetisation was an economic exercise based […]

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 […]

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