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New Delhi: The petroleum products are ‘constitutionally included’ under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) but it is the GST Council which includes Finance Ministers of all states that would decide when petrol, diesel etc. can be brought under its regime, parliament was told on Wednesday. In a reply to Rajya Sabha, Petroleum and Natural Gas …

Mumbai: Terming India ‘a sweet spot where the rule of law prevails’, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said here on Monday the country wants investments in nine projects from the China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Speaking to the media, Goyal said India has already picked up alsmost 28 per cent – or $1.4 billion – AIIB’s …

New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley, who underwent a kidney transplant at the AIIMS here on Monday morning, has been replaced by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal as the Union Finance Minister, confirmed a highly placed source. Goyal has been given the additional charge of the Finance Ministry till Jaitley fully recovers from …

Mumbai: #SwagWaliBride song is the new twist to the traditional folk song of every wedding ‘Sada Chiryan Da Chamba’ that you are definitely going to keep on your playlist for either your or your loved one’s special day. Sung by Akriti Kakkar, the number has given the traditional punjabi wedding feelings oodles of swag that …

New Delhi: The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017, aims to protect the money of all depositors in state-run banks and there is no need to create any fear psychosis, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday. He made this point while replying to a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the Supplementary Demand …

New Delhi: The proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill is designed to protect the rights of depositors, the government said on Thursday. The bill, which seeks to deal with the insolvency of financial service providers, had been tabled in August in the Lok Sabha and has currently been referred to a Joint Committee of …

Surat: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his visits to temples in poll-bound Gujarat. Referring to BJP’s pro-Hindutva leanings, he asked why would people prefer a ‘clone’ when the original is available. “The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has always been seen as a pro-Hindutva party, so …

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday denied that the government had waived off bank loans of big capitalists and asserted that proceedings had been initiated against 12 largest defaulters for time-bound recovery of dues totalling Rs 175,000 crore. “Over the last few days, a rumour is being propagated regarding waiver of loans of capitalists …