No talks with Hurriyat, no fault of Gogoi: Jaitley

No talks with Hurriyat, no fault of Gogoi: Jaitley

New Delhi: India’s defence minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday ruled out any talks with the pro-freedom groups, at least for now. “In this current atmosphere of violence, we will not hold talks with separatists who are instigating violence. Not for now,” he told a TV channel. Jaitley said the government will definitely talk to the […]

Jaitley meets Mehbooba, discusses PM plan

Jaitley meets Mehbooba, discusses PM plan

Srinagar: India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here and discussed various issues pertaining to the state, including funds flow under the Prime Minister’s Development Plan. Jaitley, who arrived here yesterday for the GST Council meet, had a 45-minute meeting with the chief minister. “Mehbooba Mufti discussed with […]

Surprised by peaceful situation in Kashmir: Jaitley

Surprised by peaceful situation in Kashmir: Jaitley

SRINAGAR: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said in Srinagar that he came to Kashmir with “lurking doubts” as to what the situation here was, but now that he was here he “was sure that it is more peaceful than shown by the Indian media on its channels”. He said that the situation in Kashmir […]

Jaitley arrives in Srinagar

Jaitley arrives in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Indian Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley, arrived in here on Wednesday to review the overall security situation in the Kashmir. A statement issued by the Army in Srinagar said that Jaitley was briefed on the prevailing situation at Badami Bagh Cantonment in a review meeting also attended by army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat. Jaitley was […]

Killing an act of cowardice: Jaitley

Killing an act of cowardice: Jaitley

New Delhi: The abduction and murder of a Kashmiri army officer by militants in Shopian is a dastardly act of cowardice, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. Expressing anguish over the killing of 23-year-old Lt Umar Fayaz, whose bullet-riddled body was found in Harmen area of Shopian this morning, Jaitley conveyed his condolences to […]

Act of barbarism: Jaitley

Act of barbarism: Jaitley

New Delhi: The mutilation of the bodies of two Indian soldiers by Pakistan is an act of barbarism and the armed forces will react to it appropriately, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. In a strong reaction, Jaitley said such attacks do not even take place during war and that the whole country has […]

No plan to impose any tax on agricultural income: Jaitley

No plan to impose any tax on agricultural income: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the government does not plan to impose any tax on agricultural income, dismissing the suggestion of NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy. “I categorically state that the Central government has no plan to impose any tax on agriculture income,” he said in a tweet. The minister further clarified […]