Tag Archives: Arun Jaitley
  • No Winds Of Change Against BJP: Arun Jaitley

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said no winds of change were blowing in the country against the ruling BJP as stray results here and there do not indicate a trend. "... to pick up a stray result here and there and to say that winds of change are coming. Look at what happened in An..

  • Nirmala Sitharaman Takes Charge As Defence Minister

    Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday took charge as India's first full-fledged woman Defence Minister. Sitharaman was elevated to the rank of a Cabinet Minister and given the crucial charge in Sunday's reshuffle of the Narendra Modi Cabinet. However, she could not take charge as Arun Jaitley, who ha..

  • Welcoming India’s First Woman Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Marks Move As Global Message

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday hailed appointment of Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman as the country's first, full-fledged Woman Defence Minister, saying it sends "a message globally". "It is great for the country, not just for the women. it also sends a message globally," said Jaitley,..

  • Following Arun Jaitley Hints Cabinet Reshuffle Talk Gains Momentum

    The appointment of Union Minister of State Mahendra Nath Pandey as the next BJP chief of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday has lent greater impetus to speculation of an imminent cabinet reshuffle. There have been clear indications of an upcoming cabinet reshuffle from sources in the government and the ru..

  • India Needs To Put National Resources For Defence Preparedness: Arun Jaitley

    Union Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India "needs to put all its national resources behind defence preparedness". "We need to put our entire national resources behind our defence preparedness," Jaitley said while launching the..

  • BJP Chief Amit Shah Names Arun Jaitley In-charge For Gujarat Elections
    Arun Jaitley meets Amit Shah

    BJP President Amit Shah has named Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar as the election-in-charge for Gujarat and Karnataka Assembly polls respectively. The Gujarat Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in 2017 while the Karnataka polls are ..

  • Nepal PM Deuba Accorded Ceremonial Welcome

    Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is here on a five-day state visit, was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Deuba before the guard of honor at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Later in the day, Deuba..

  • Finance Minister Clarifies Speculations Of Government Demonetising 2,000 Rs Notes

    The government is not considering banning Rs 2,000 notes while the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will decide when to issue the new Rs 200 note that has been notified, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. Asked whether the government was considering the phasing out of newly introduced Rs..

  • Government Extends GST Return Filing Date
    Farmers Seek Rollback Of 5% GST On Raw Tobacco

    The government today extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush. The extension came after the GST site went down for a few hours during the day, which was restore..

  • GST Rates Revised For 7-8 Items: Sources
    GST Rates Revised For 7-8 Items: Sources

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council at its 16th meeting here on Sunday has revised the rates of 7-8 items from the fitments originally made in the four-slab indirect tax structure, official sources said. The council's final meeting continued during the day ahead of the rollout of the new tax..