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Jaitley to hold brainstorming meet on economy

  New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will undertake a high-level review of the economy to discuss measures, including a possible stimulus package, to be taken amidst an economic slowdown. Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, NITI Ayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar and Secretaries in the Finance Ministry — Ashok Lavasa, Subhash Chandra Garg, Hasmukh Adhia, Rajiv Kumar…

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I’m sure Aadhaar will pass test of constitutionality: Jaitley

  New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said he was sure Aadhaar will stand the test of constitutionality as the Supreme Court’s decision on the legislation is still pending. “The legislation has been passed and I’m sure it will stand the test of constitutionality. Even while upholding the idea of privacy as an important…

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Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

  New Delhi: 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 has been holding the additional charge of…

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Government approves new Metro Rail policy

  New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Metro Rail Policy 2017 to keep up with “high level of expectations and states’ aspirations”, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced. He said that currently the Metro Rail is operational in seven cities, totalling 370 km, and is under “rapid expansion”. Jaitley said the Metro Rail…

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Government using investigative agencies to intimidate opposition: Congress

  New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP government of using investigative agencies to intimidate the opposition ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections after the Income Tax department searched the residences of a Karnataka minister in Delhi and Bengaluru. “The government is using the state and central investigative agencies by getting such raids conducted.…

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Actively working towards clean political funding: Jaitley 

  New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding. “When we deal with the subject of how the political system will be funded, we hope through cleaner money in future. We are actively working on this,” he said here at the Delhi…

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GST will open India to new limitless possibilities: Jaitley

  New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said India was making history with the launch of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which would open the country to limitless possibilities to expand its economic horizons with the regime of one tax, one nation and one market. Jaitley also hailed all the political parties…

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India of 2017 different from India of 1962: Jaitley

  New Delhi: The India of 2017 is different from the India of 1962, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, a day after China asked New Delhi to learn from its 1962 military debacle. “If they are trying to remind us, the situation in 1962 was different, the India of today is different,” Jaitley said…

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BJP forms panel to seek consensus on Presidential election

  New Delhi: The BJP on Monday said it is for a consensus candidate for the Presidential election and formed a three-member committee of senior ministers to talk to other political parties. Two former BJP Presidents Rajnath Singh (Home) and M. Venkaiah Naidu (Urban Development) as well as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are members of the…

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