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Banks to be armed better to resolve stressed assets: Arun Jaitley

Sep 28, 2016

Banks to be armed better to resolve stressed assets: Arun Jaitley

While addressing the SBI Economic Conclave, he said, "unlike the private sector bankers the state-run banks are constrained by being public servants and the present laws on corruption (PCA of 1988) makes them wary of settling issues purely on commercial considerations". #Rajya Sabha #Arun Jaitley #Prevention of Corruption Act #Cabinet #public sector banks #parliament #Standing Committee #Reserve Bank #Public Servants #PCA #SBI Economic Conclave #The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill
'Reasonably possible' to meet 1 April GST deadline as no political bickering among states now: Arun Jaitley

Sep 28, 2016

'Reasonably possible' to meet 1 April GST deadline as no political bickering among states now: Arun Jaitley

The GST Council has the mandate to look into issues of dual control and threshold rates with the states demanding that they be given the legal and administrative powers for imposing tax on entities with turnover of up to Rs 1.5 crore. #Arun Jaitley #GST #VAT #Tax reform #Octroi #April 1 #central GST #GST legislations #2017 deadline #Integrated GST #SBI Economic Council
Centre to take tough stand on triple talaq in SC: 'Plea of sanctity under Sharia misplaced'

Sep 23, 2016

Centre to take tough stand on triple talaq in SC: 'Plea of sanctity under Sharia misplaced'

The Centre is likely to take a tough stance against triple talaq in the Supreme Court on the plea that according sanctity to it under Sharia is "completely misplaced" and it is "unfair, unreasonable and discriminatory" as many Islamic countries have regulated matrimonial laws. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Arun Jaitley #Manohar Parrikar #Saudi Arabia #sharia #Uniform Civil Code #triple talaq
GST Council holds first meeting: Centre, states battle it out on many issues but agree on 1 April rollout

Sep 23, 2016

GST Council holds first meeting: Centre, states battle it out on many issues but agree on 1 April rollout

The Council will continue meeting today and deliberate on at least three contentious issues - 'cross empowerment to avoid dual control' and 'threshold' and base year for compensating states for loss of revenue #West Bengal #Arun Jaitley #Amit Mitra #GST #Manish Sisodia #VAT #NDA #Arvind Subramanian #Chief Economic Advisor #Hasmukh Adhia #GST Council #Thomas Isaac
NIIF to commence funding infra-related projects in few days: Arun Jaitley

Sep 22, 2016

NIIF to commence funding infra-related projects in few days: Arun Jaitley

The government had set up the Rs 40,000-crore fund in December last year as an investment vehicle for funding commercially viable greenfield, brownfield and stalled projects #Arun Jaitley #Renewable energy #Sovereign wealth funds #Shaktikanta Das #NIIF #National Investment and Infrastructure Fund
Cabinet nod for Budget overhaul: Why Modi govt wouldn't want to meddle with Railways' autonomy

Sep 22, 2016

Cabinet nod for Budget overhaul: Why Modi govt wouldn't want to meddle with Railways' autonomy

In terms of size, the Railways is the third biggest budget (Rs 1.71 lakh crore in 2016-17) after defence (Rs 2.49 lakh crore) and infrastructure (Rs 2.21 lakh crore). #finance ministry #Arun Jaitley #Railway Budget #Railways #Union Budget #Ministry of Railways #Freight Rates #Railways autonomy
Uri terror attack: CCS meets to take of situation, scare details out

Sep 21, 2016

Uri terror attack: CCS meets to take of situation, scare details out

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met on Wednesday in the wake of the Uri army camp terror attack that left 18 soldiers dead. #India #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Arun Jaitley #Manohar Parrikar #Ranbir Singh
Uri terror attack: Fate of PM Narendra Modi's 'strong leader' image lies in his response

Sep 19, 2016

Uri terror attack: Fate of PM Narendra Modi's 'strong leader' image lies in his response

Narendra Modi's response to uri terror attack will decide whether he should be taken as a strong and decisive leader or his 'chhapan inch ki chhati' would be lampooned ever after. #BJP #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Arun Jaitley #Rajnath Singh #Indian Army #Kashmir Valley #Jawans #Vajpayee #Jaish-e-Mohammad #PM Narendra Modi #Pathankot attack #Uri terror attack