Arun Jaitley

Centre focused on improving purchasing power of farming households

The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday that Centre was committed to improving the purchasing power of farming community, given that …

Agriculture

Why Gujarat election results will set tone for future politics

On Monday, when the Gujarat election results come out, their echo will resonate much beyond the boundaries of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home …

India

GST Council firm on e-way Bill despite traders' concern

Movement of goods to be tracked online from Feb 1, pan-India rollout by June ; move likely to arrest tax evasion but seen as a hurdle for business

Business (India)

GST Council clears e-way bill mechanism for movement of goods

New Delhi, Dec 16 (PTI) The all-powerful GST Council has approved mandatory compliance of e-way bill for intra-state movement of goods from June 1, …

India

CM Kejriwal, Chadha delaying defamation trial: Arun Jaitley

<b>New Delhi:</b> Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Friday alleged before a city court that chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leader Raghav Chadha …

India

Centre to introduce first tranche of Bank Recap bonds

Centre’s next batch of supplementary demands for grants to include recap bonds

Finance

WTO: The rich boys club | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

In 2003, India’s delegation to the World Trade Organization’s Ministerial summit was led by Arun Jaitley, then Commerce Minister. Other members of …

Economics

Government ignored warnings over GST rollout: sources

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Indian government ignored several warnings from private companies that the complex technology required for a nationwide goods and services tax (GST) to work smoothly was not ready for launch, several people who worked on the project said.<p>FILE PHOTO: India's Finance and …

India

35 Times Privacy Was A Lie In 2017

The hacks, data breaches, uncanny smart devices, panoptical social media, and government surveillance that happened in a single year. Yay!!<p>This happens in a lot of little ways: feeling more comfortable letting a smart device into our home, giving more access to information about ourselves to social …

Privacy

Government raises import tax on electronic items including mobile phones, move to hurt Apple

NEW DELHI: India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement …

India

Anil Ambani group files Rs 5,000-cr defamation suit against Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi

<b>Ahmedabad:</b> The Anil Ambani-led Reliance group has filed a Rs 5,000-crore ($780 million) defamation suit here against Congress spokesperson Abhishek …

India

Mani Shankar Aiyar Is Only the Latest Victim of BJP’s Storm in a Teacup Tactic

By extending the epidemic of political correctness to words and their usage, the BJP is emptying politics of its meaning.<p>The BJP has a great …

Mani Shankar Aiyar

Day 1 of Winter Session ends in a washout: Congress stalls Parliament, attacks Modi over remarks against Manmohan

The first day of the Winter Session of Parliament was marred by protests by Opposition demanding an explanation and apology from Prime Minister …

India

Centre should have consulted Muslims on triple talaq law, says AIMPLB

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said on Friday that the Centre should have consulted Muslims before it approved a draft law under …

India

Govt approves Rs2,600 crore package for leather industry

The government’s scheme will give a fillip to leather clusters, said law and IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint<p><b>New Delhi:</b> …

Business (India)

Anger at New Tax on Modi's Home Turf Shows Why Monday Is Key

Six months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a nationwide consumption tax to make India less corrupt, evasion is creeping in.<p>And it’s …

India

35% of businesses registered in GST pay no tax: Arun Jaitley

Around 4 lakh people contribute 95% of GST collections, while 35% of those who have filed returns mostly paid no tax, finance minister Arun Jaitley …

Business (India)

Opening bell: Asian markets open lower, ITC, Glenmark, Tata group in news

Asian markets open lower on Friday. Photo: HT<p><b>Asian stocks subdued in morning trade</b><p>Asian markets outside Japan opened in green. Markets in Japan …

India

India's Tax Department Collects User Data at Multiple Bitcoin Exchanges

The Indian Income Tax Department has visited bitcoin exchanges across the country seeking to identify users.<p>The widespread operation is being carried …

NDA

Suresh Prabhu has made the best of a bad situation: India should just forget about WTO and focus on FTAs

So finally, the only gain from the 11th ministerial of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) was that neither the trade regime nor the Doha Round was …

Business (India)

Will significantly overtake disinvestment target: Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal New Delhi 071117<p>Rajasthan hacking: 516 people from across India donate Rs 3 lakh to …

India

NPA mess: Govt asks banks to reveal asset quality review impact

The government has signalled that it will leave no stone unturned in cleaning up the banking system. It has now asked banks to disclose the …

Piyush Goyal

States face revenue shortfall of ₹39,111 crore from GST: Mitra

Drabu calls for tweak in composition scheme, Sushil Modi says E-Way Bill likely from Jan 1

Business (India)

Tax Investigators Raid Bitcoin Exchanges Across India - Bitcoin News

Regulation<p><b>Investigators from the income tax department of India have conducted onsite searches at the offices of the country’s top nine bitcoin</b> …

Bitcoin

Live | Narendra Modi addresses India Inc. at FICCI AGM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the doyens of industry at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Federation of Indian Chambers of …

India

Non-Performing Asset biggest scam of UPA govt: Modi

<b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the NPA (Non-Performing Asset) was the biggest scam of the previous United Progressive …

India

Bank union threatens strike if Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill not amended

<b>New Delhi:</b> All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) has threatened to go on strike if FRDI Bill is not amended to safeguard interest of …

Banking

Prasad to meet IT industry tomorrow on digital economy roadmap

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is slated to meet the industry tomorrow to discuss the roadmap for India to become a $1 trillion digital economy in …

India

Rs305-cr central aid for calamity-hit Manipur, Kerala, Mizoram

New Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) A total of Rs 305.14 crore has been sanctioned as central assistance to Manipur, Kerala and Mizoram, which faced various …

India

Withdraw FRDI Bill: Congress

Demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley withdraw the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill …

Rajya Sabha