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21-Jun-2017 Novosibirsk (Russia)

Russia can take lead in Make in India for defence : Arun Jaitley

Russian companies which have had a long experience in working with India can take a lead role in participating in the Make in India programme, Indian Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday."We have initiated a series of policy and procedural changes...

18-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST to rollout on July 1, return deadline relaxed by 2 months

The GST Council on Sunday unanimously agreed on a July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax regime despite some pending issues, while relaxing the return filing deadline for the first two months, and approved the rules on anti-profiteering to protect...

18-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST to rollout on July 1, two-slabs for lottery, hotel rooms

The GST Council on Sunday unanimously agreed on July 1 rollout of the Goods and Services Tax despite some pending issues, with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying that India does not have the "luxury of time" to defer implemention of the new indirect...

17-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Killing of Kashmiri policemen a cowardly act : Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday offered condolences to the families of six policemen killed by militants near Achabal in south Kashmir on Friday, terming the attack as a "cowardice act"."Killing of six policemen by terrorists in #Achabal is a cowardice...

13-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Levy 5% GST on namkeens, sellers urge Arun Jaitley

Sweets and snacks manufacturers and sellers across the country have urged Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to put these savouries in the five per cent taxation slab of the GST.They have argued that the namkeens are consumed by the common man and are produced...

12-Jun-2017 New Delhi

States will have to find funds for farm loan waivers : Arun Jaitley

With mounting demands from farmers for loan waiver, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said states will have to find funds for it from their own resources -- virtually ruling out any funding from the Centre."I have already made the position. States which...

11-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST rates reduced on 66 items, movie tickets over Rs 100 at 28%

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council at its 16th meeting here on Sunday revised the rates of 66 items out of the 133 for which representations had been received seeking change from the fitments originally made in the four-slab indirect tax structure,...

11-Jun-2017 New Delhi

CEA an 'outsider-insider' giving valued advice : Arun Jaitley

Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian by virtue of his background is an "outsider" to the government whose independent advise on the economic realities is of great value to the government, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday."The CEA...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Circumstances ideal for rate cut by RBI : Arun Jaitley

Batting for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its upcoming monetary policy review, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the circumstances are ideal as inflation is under control and monsoon prediction good."Inflation for long time has...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

No reason to defer July 1 GST roll-out : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a simplified indirect tax regime and there is no reason to further postpone its targeted July 1 roll-out date."With all the procedural matters decided, registrations are taking...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Concerned about telecom industry's health : Arun Jaitley

Expressing concern about the ailing health of telecom companies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it is the responsibility of the concerned ministry and the sector regulator will take care of the industry and fair competition should prevail to ensure...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Concerned about telecom industry's health : Arun Jaitley

Expressing concern about the ailing health of telecom companies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said it is the responsibility of the concerned ministry and the sector regulator will take care of the industry and fair competition should prevail to ensure...

05-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Narendra Modi reviews GST roll-out status from July 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the status of Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out from July 1 and described it as a "turning point" for the economy, an official statement said here."The Prime Minister asserted that the implementation of GST...

03-Jun-2017 New Delhi

GST: Gold to be taxed at 3%, beedis at 28%

The GST Council on Saturday completed the work of bringing all items under a 4-slab tax structure with gold attracting 3 per cent rate, ending suspense on the item dear to Indians, even as all states barring West Bengal agreed on the rollout of the new indirect...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley discounts demonetisation impact on Q4 GDP growth

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday sought to debunk the view that demonetisation impacted the economy and dismissed criticism that the government only promoted jobless growth in the past three years.At a media conference here on the completion of the...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Arun Jaitley asks industry to fall in line for July 1 GST roll-out

Seeking to set at rest all doubts, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the government is in a state of preparedness for the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 and asked the industry to fall in line as there will be no change...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Cases against Karti, Lalu kin on basis of evidence : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday rejected allegations that the recent raids and cases filed against former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his children were done out of political vendetta, and said investigative...

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation had three distinct benefits : Arun Jaitley

Aimed at removing the parallel or shadow economy, the demonetisation drive taken up by the government in November 2016 had three distinct benefits, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Thursday."There were three distinct benefits from demonetisation....

01-Jun-2017 New Delhi

With terror, Pakistan 'successfully prevented' talks : Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the BJP government had taken enough steps to ease tension with Pakistan but Islamabad responded with cross-border terrorism to "successfuly" prevent the atmosphere needed for peace talks.The government took "significant...

28-May-2017 Challakere (Karnataka)

Defence preparedness should be optimal : Arun Jaitley

Citing the the security threat India faced in the region, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called for optimal defence preparedness to safeguard the country."Our defence preparedness should always be at optimal level to safeguard the country, which is...

27-May-2017 New Delhi

Indigenous Scorpene submarine test-fires torpedo : Arun Jaitley

The indigenous Scorpene class submarine has successfully test-fired a torpedo, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, congratulating the scientists and engineers for it.The minister said in a series of tweets that the test was done by the first...

27-May-2017 New Delhi

Government mulling exiting Air India : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was considering exiting Air India operations."There are many private airlines like Jet Airways, IndiGo, GoAir. If 86 per cent of the aviation market can be handled by private sector, then 100 per...

25-May-2017 New Delhi

No talks with separatists, at least for now : Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday ruled out any talks with the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, 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 TimesNow...

23-May-2017 New Delhi

Government supports Army action along LoC : Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the government supported the action taken by Indian Army along the LoC in striking Pakistan Army posts and it will bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir."Government supports the actions of Indian Army across LoC. Such...

23-May-2017 Chandigarh

21st century belongs to Asia, Africa : Arun Jaitley

The 21st century will not only belong to Asia but also to Africa, hence India and Africa should navigate the journey together to shape their common future, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday.Addressing the 52nd annual meeting of the African Development...

22-May-2017 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

India-Africa together can shape the future of the world : Arun Jaitley

The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jailtey said that the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Annual Meeting organized in India this year is a new chapter in India - Africa relationship. India-Africa together can shape the future...

22-May-2017 Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

India-Africa ties provides limitless opportunities : Arun Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that India-Africa partnership could provide limitless opportunities for the future and that the two sides were engaging on a scale not witnessed earlier."If India is a bright spot, then Africa is not very...

19-May-2017 Srinagar

Arun Jaitley backs Army officer using human shield in Kashmir

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday backed an army officer who tied a Kashmiri man to a jeep bonnet as a defence against stone-pelting mobs, saying he had the responsibility to save the lives of those involved in the by-election that day as well as the crowd...

19-May-2017 Srinagar

JK assembly has complete right to implement GST : Arun Jaitley

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley Friday said that the Jammu and Kashmir state has complete right to implement Goods and Services Tax in the state.“Jammu and Kashmir assembly has the complete right to implement GST in the state,” Jaitley said in a press...

19-May-2017 Srinagar

Defence Minister visits LoC, praises soldiers

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday visited the Army's forward positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Baramulla district and praised the deployed soldiers' grit and determination.The Minister today (Friday) visited forward areas in Rampur...

18-May-2017 Srinagar

JK becoming part of country's economic history : Dr. Haseeb Drabu

The meeting of the 14th GST Council began here today marking participation of Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, Finance Ministers of all the states, Finance Secretaries and other taxation officials from the states and union territories.The meeting...

18-May-2017 Srinagar

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls on Mehbooba Mufti

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley called on the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today. Mehbooba Mufti discussed with the union Finance Minister the process of fund flow to the State, particularly under the Prime Minister’s Developmental Plan (PMDP)...

17-May-2017 Srinagar

Defence Minister, Army chief review security in J&K

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who arrived here on Wednesday, reviewed the overall security situation in the Kashmir Valley and asked the Army to maintain vigil along the LoC and also ensure safety of "innocent people", a statement said.Army Chief General Bipin...

08-May-2017 New Delhi

Quarterly filing of returns not workable under GST : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the quarterly filing of returns under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was not workable for taxpayers above Rs 50 lakh turnover."For all tax payers it is not workable to have quarterly return because input tax...

06-May-2017 Yokohama (Japan)

Indian Army competent to take action on mutilation issue : Arun Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that the Indian Army was capable and competent and will take appropriate action in the wake of the mutilation of bodies of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) early this week."The...

06-May-2017 Yokohama (Japan)

Arun Jaitley rules out any surprise in GST rates on roll-out

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ruled out any surprises in the tax rates in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that is proposed to be rolled out on July 1 and also asserted that there will be no cascading in goods and commodities, which can even see tax rates coming...

06-May-2017 Yokohama (Japan)

Set up regional hub in New Delhi, Jaitley urges ADB

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to set up a regional hub for South Asia in New Delhi so that the majority of proposals could be processed speedily.Addressing the ADB Board of Governors here, Jaitley said there...

05-May-2017 New Delhi

Ordinance to break 'paralysis' on NPAs : Arun Jaitley

The government on Friday promulgated an ordinance empowering the RBI in a big way to deal with the crisis of huge bad loans of banks to break the "paralysis" that prevails in the name of autonomy by initiating insolvency process against defaulters and formation...

05-May-2017 New Delhi

Paralysis on NPAs should be broken : Arun Jaitley

The ordinance on tackling the huge loan default problem will empower the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to direct banks to initiate the insolvency process against defaulters as the status quo cannot continue and the paralysis in the name of autonomy should...

03-May-2017 New Delhi

India says Pakistan Army mutilated Indian soldiers

India on Wednesday accused the Pakistani Army of "active participation" in the mutilation of the bodies of two Indian soldiers and said Islamabad's denials carried no credibility.Hours after New Delhi summoned Pakistan's envoy and gave him "actionable evidence"...

02-May-2017 New Delhi

ICICI to make 600 villages digitally-enabled in 2017

The ICICI Group on Tuesday said it has made 100 villages digitally-enabled in 2017 and plans to transform 500 more by the year-end.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while inaugurating the 100 ICICI digital villages here said: "The ICICI initiative should be...

29-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Aim to collect Rs 19-20 lakh cr in taxes in 2017-18 : Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the government expects to collect Rs 19-20 lakh crore in direct and indirect taxes in 2017-18, which could further increase if greater compliance was ensured.The government reported a total tax collection of...

29-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India to be voluntary tax compliant society : Arun Jaitley

Indicating greater compliance measures from government agencies in the days ahead, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India will be moving towards becoming a voluntary tax compliant society."We are moving from a developing state to a developed...

28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India can lead globally by improving manufacture : Arun Jaitley

At a time of protectionist trends in the developed world, India can become the leading proponent of globalisation if it improves on its manufacturing, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday."On whether we can lead the process of globalisation,...

28-Apr-2017 New Delhi

India can lead globally by improving manufacture : Arun Jaitley

At a time of protectionist trends in the developed world, India can become the leading proponent of globalisation only if the country improves on its manufacturing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday."On whether we can lead the process of globalisation,...

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