Arun Jaitley
Business  /  Published 24.08.20

Finmin lists GST benefits

The finance ministry on Monday said the GST regime has reduced the rate at which people have to pay tax, helped increase compliance and doubled the taxpayer base to 1.24 crore. In a series of tweets ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 18.12.18

Insolvency rule tweak on agenda

Case studiesFor instance, Arcelor Mittal’s bid to take over Essar ran into trouble as the group had invested in another defaulter, which had been put up for sale.Finance ministry officials point out...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.12.18

Rafale issue still wide open: Chidambaram

By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.01.19

Congress seeks vigilance chief exit

The Congress has demanded the removal of central vigilance commissioner K.V. Chowdary in the light of the Supreme Court verdict quashing the midnight benching of CBI director Alok Verma in October.The...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.01.19

Tape storm over Rafale in Parliament

Sparks flew in Parliament over a taped phone conversation in which one of the speakers, purported to be Goa minister Vishwajit Rane, was heard telling his listener that all the Rafale deal files were ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 31.12.18

Twin RBI surplus options

Finance minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha on Monday that part of the RBI’s reserves can be used for bank recapitalisation or for poverty alleviation. The government also clarified that it did...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.12.18

Chidambaram mocks ‘cheaper’ Rafale claim

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday took a dig at finance minister Arun Jaitley for saying the NDA government had clinched the Rafale aircraft deal at a cheaper price, asking why had it ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.04.19

BJP bets on Modi and military

The BJP seems to have again chosen to rely on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal charisma to try and retain power while suffusing its campaign theme with messages about the Balakot air strike.T...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.11.18

Never too early to bid Adhia adieu

Hasmukh Adhia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hand-picked finance secretary and once recognised as the poster boy of the GST drive, will retire on November 30 without the benefit of an extension to ...
By Jayanta Roy Chowdhury and J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.10.18

Petrol, diesel prices cut by Rs 2.50

The government on Thursday announced a Rs 2.50 a litre cut in petrol and diesel prices, factoring in excise duty reduction of Rs 1.50 per litre and asking oil companies to absorb another Re 1. Financ...
By PTI in New Delhi


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