Data on Wednesday showed that India’s economy suffered a growth slowdown in the quarter to March, to 6.1%, raising alarm bells.
A large part of Ram Jethmalani’s cross examination of Jaitley focused on alleged misappropriation of funds during his time at the DDCA.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani asked Arun Jaitley a number of tough questions in court, including why he was singling out Arvind Kejriwal.
Cross-examining Jaitley was former law minister Ram Jethmalani who asked at least 50 direct questions to Jaitley.
In the past two years, politicians from the ruling parivar have said the most atrocious things without being reprimanded by their leadership
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today withdrew his Budget proposal to tax withdrawals from the employees’ provident fund.
Many of the challenges that the Budget will seek to address tomorrow, come from a need to increase public spending as well as present a credible fiscal consolidation plan
The government and parliament have nothing to do with the Congress leadership’s legal difficulties in the National Herald case.
Ruling out any further slippage in the timeline, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Indian small business has been given enough time to prepare.
The finance minister announced that the government will expedite cashless payments in the country and has declared a slew of measures facilitating digital transaction.
He makes up for the crass public spokespersons of the party and provides assurance that the BJP bench has some people with the maturity to express the party’s and government’s point of view without getting into a slanging match.
Arvind Kejriwal’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani contended that he had acted with his client’s consent, prompting the finance minister to file a separate defamation case.
The union finance minister threatened to aggravate charges against Arvind Kejriwal and others named in the case if the word was used at their behest.
US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross is believed to have said that US has started the process of reviewing H1B visas issues and no decision has been taken on it yet.
Alleging that Mridula Sinha’s consultation with Arun Jaitley constituted a breach of constitutional norms, the opposition forced Rajya Sabha to adjourn.
In the ninth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about those trolling Gurmeher Kaur and Arun Jaitley’s speech on the limits to freedom of expression.
Proposed amendments to the IT Act and the RBI Act will exempt political parties from keeping records of donations made through electoral bonds.
Inflationary concerns aside, we also have to realise that fiscal deficits are always accompanied by trade deficits.
While Arun Jaitley talks of increased tax collection, banks are battling historically-low credit growth and small and medium businesses are staring at drastically decreased revenues.
Instead of looking to long-term solutions, the Modi government is using interest rates as an easy scapegoat to promote the interests of a few.
New Delhi: Taking his attack against those in charge of the finance ministry to a new level, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Subramanian Swamy today issued a veiled threat to those asking him to follow restraint saying that if he “disregarded discipline there will be a bloodbath.” “People giving me unasked […]
The finance minister was wrong to say the courts are destroying the edifice of India’s legislatures “step by step, brick by brick.”
Revealed: Jaitley Redefines ‘Foreign’ as ‘Indian’ to Get BJP, Congress Off the Hook for FCRA Violation
Under the new definition, so long as the foreign company’s ownership of an Indian entity is within the foreign investment limits prescribed by the government for that sector, the company will be treated as “Indian” for the purposes of the FCRA.
Why is the government in a hurry to expand an untested programme that provides perverse incentives for private hospitals?
Coming under scathing criticism for proposing a 60% tax on withdrawals from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reluctantly agreed to convey the final decision on the matter during his reply to the debate on the Budget in parliament.
It should now be clear that when it comes to economic policy, there is no major difference between Modi and his predecessors
Arun Jaitley’s budget gives a lot of attention to rural employement schemes and the Aadhar card, both key initiatives of the UPA
“PTI will always be independent of political parties. I’ll be damned if I am going to compromise on this,” says Hormusji N. Cama, chairman of the news agency’s board.
The agricultural sector has been neglected when in fact it has the potential to reboot the economy. Arun Jaitley’s focus should therefore be on revitalising agriculture. Budget 2016 provides the opportunity to do this.
If meat export is the policy, is it a deliberate “policy diversion” on the part of senior BJP leaders to discredit our thriving meat industry with their innuendo and even outright suggestions that beef is being exported along with buffalo meat?
In a series of four tweets that add up to an open declaration of war against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi has threatened to take the Enforcement Directorate to court for engaging in a “witch hunt” against him. Earlier this week, the […]
Investors believe RBI governor Raghuram Rajan is a man who is capable of speaking the bitter truth when needed.
“Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The whole country has full faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to the act,” defence minister Arun Jaitley said.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has missed several launch dates. On Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the measure is on track for a rollout from July 1 with the bills set to be discussed in parliament after it reconvenes next week.
Is finance minister Arun Jaitley budgeting in the dark? One can’t have a strategy for economic revival without first estimating the economic impact of demonetisation.
In the last fiscal year, several ministers had revealed possessing large amounts of cash in hand with Arun Jaitley topping the list at Rs 65 lakh.
The biggest problem the government confronts is in determining the typology of the Kashmir uprising – Does it arise from the lack of job opportunities and poor development? Or is it a Pakistani-inspired event as Arun Jaitley suggested the other day?
Despite the distress signals, Arun Jaitley has chosen to strictly adhere to a conservative fiscal stance in his successive budgets, prioritising deficit reduction over everything else.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made a counter argument that India’s economy is far more resilient today than it was in 2008. He probably knows, not many in Davos would have agreed with him.
The list of powerful figures who held office in the BCCI at the time it failed to act against corruption is illuminating: Rajiv Shukla and Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress; Sharad Pawar of the NCP; Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley of the BJP…