Arun Jaitley, former finance minister, dies at 66

Arun Jaitley, Bharatiya Janata Party stalwart and former Union finance minister, died on Saturday at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He was 66. Read More
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Alwar rape: Maya attacks Modi’s comments, drags in PM’s wife

BSP chief Mayawati assailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks on Alwar gang rape. She alleged that women workers of the BJP were scared of their husbands meeting Narendra Modi fearing they might also “abandon their wives like the prime minister”. Read More
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Opposition releases ‘note-ban sting’, BJP says it’s fake

The opposition sought to inject the November 2016 demonetization into the election discourse and released a video purportedly showing a BJP worker exchanging old notes in Gujarat on payment of a 40% commission. However, it did not vouch for the authenticity of the clip. Read More
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Naresh Goyal quits as Jet Airways boss, airline gets a lifeline

The founder-chairman of Jet Airways, Naresh Goyal, and his wife, Aneeta Goyal, have stepped down from the airline’s board, on Monday. The beleaguered airline was struggling to meets its expenses over rising debt. Read More
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Congress seeks probe into ‘Yeddy diaries’, says BJP received bribes

The Congress sought an investigation by Lokpal into a report by the Carvan alleging that former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa paid bribes to the BJP top brass. Read More
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Nehru declined permanent UNSC seat for India? Not quite.

Replying to a question by Dr JN Parekh in the Lok Sabha, on September 27, 1955, on whether India had refused a UNSC seat informally offered to it, Jawaharlal Nehru said India had not received any such offer, hence, there was no question of declining the seat. Read More
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Government hikes DA by 3% for central employees, pensioners

The Union Cabinet approved an additional 3 per cent raise in dearness allowance over the existing rate of 9 per cent for central government employees and pensioners. This will benefit about 1.1 crore employees. Read More
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Pulwama: Pak summons Indian envoy, rejects New Delhi’s claims

Taking a cue from New Delhi’s step of summoning Pakistan’s high commissioner to India, Islamabad, on Friday, summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner in Pakistan, JP Singh, and lodged a protest against India’s allegation of its role in the Pulwama suicide attack. Read More
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Goyal temporary finance minister, may present interim Budget

Arun Jaitley, the finance minister, will not present the Narendra Modi government’s last Budget on February 1, as he left for the United States for a medical check-up. Piyush Goyal, railway and coal minister, has been given temporary charge of the finance ministry. Read More
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Government raises GST exemption ceiling from ₹20 lakh to ₹40 lakh

In order to give a relief to the small business just before the upcoming Lok Sabha election, the GST council, on Thursday, approved the doubling of the annual turnover exemption limit for the goods and services tax composition scheme. Read More
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