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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pakistan's blackmail, phenomenon called Mulayam, and Muzaffarpur case; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Pakistan's blackmail, phenomenon called Mulayam, and Muzaffarpur case; today's must-read stories

Going away silently was never in Mulayam Singh Yadav’s blue book for political survival.

Heavy price to pay for Pulwama attack, warns Narendra Modi; says Indian soldiers will be given 'free hand'
India

Heavy price to pay for Pulwama attack, warns Narendra Modi; says Indian soldiers will be given 'free hand'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he shared the anger felt by the people of India over Thursday's terror attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in Pulwama district of Kashmir, which left at least 42 jawans dead.

India withdraws 'Most Favoured Nation' status from Pakistan; Arun Jaitley says country must be cornered after Pulwama attack
India

India withdraws 'Most Favoured Nation' status from Pakistan; Arun Jaitley says country must be cornered after Pulwama attack

The most favoured nation status that India had granted to Pakistan stands revoked in the light of the Jaish-e-Mohammad attack killing 40 CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security on Friday morning.

Arun Jaitley in US for medical check-up regarding kidney ailment; finance minister to present Budget in February
India

Arun Jaitley in US for medical check-up regarding kidney ailment; finance minister to present Budget in February

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unexpectedly left for the US for a medical check-up relating to his kidney ailment, sources said. Jaitley, who had undergone a renal transplant surgery on 14 May, 2018, has not travelled abroad in last nine months.

Arun Jaitley claims 10% quota for general category poor doesn't violate basic structure of Constitution
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Arun Jaitley claims 10% quota for general category poor doesn't violate basic structure of Constitution

Arun Jaitley also accused the Congress of grudgingly supporting the Constitution Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament earlier this week.

Arun Jaitley pitches for reservation Bill in Parliament, says every political party supported quota for poor in general category
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Arun Jaitley pitches for reservation Bill in Parliament, says every political party supported quota for poor in general category

Making an intervention in the Lok Sabha during a debate on the constitutional amendment bill, Jaitley rejected suggestions that the measure may fall foul of a Supreme Court judgment putting a cap of 50 percent at the total quota.

Hindustan Unilever pitches for reducing corporate tax rate; urges govt to relax local sourcing norms
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Hindustan Unilever pitches for reducing corporate tax rate; urges govt to relax local sourcing norms

In February this year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lowered corporate tax rate to 25 percent for businesses with turnover up to Rs 250 crore.

Pawan Hans sale: Bidders to get draft share purchase pact soon; SBI Capital to be asked to go ahead with RFP
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Pawan Hans sale: Bidders to get draft share purchase pact soon; SBI Capital to be asked to go ahead with RFP

The decision was taken by the alternative mechanism on strategic disinvestment headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Arun Jaitley says 3 lakh poor benefited from Ayushman Bharat; stresses need to raise rural sector’s contribution
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Arun Jaitley says 3 lakh poor benefited from Ayushman Bharat; stresses need to raise rural sector’s contribution

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that about 3 lakh poor people have benefited from Ayushman Bharat health scheme in the last one-and-a-half months.

Opposition's demand to share technical details of Rafale deal 'makes no sense': Former defence minister Sharad Pawar
India

Opposition's demand to share technical details of Rafale deal 'makes no sense': Former defence minister Sharad Pawar

At a time the opposition led by the Congress is mounting attacks on the government over the Rafale fighter jet issue, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has said people "do not have doubts" over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intentions.

‘Should Clown Prince be allowed to pollute public discourse with falsehood’: Arun Jaitley on Rafale deal
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‘Should Clown Prince be allowed to pollute public discourse with falsehood’: Arun Jaitley on Rafale deal

In his blog, on the Rafale deal. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slammed Congress president Rahul Gandhi and labelled him a "clown prince" propagating falsehood in public discourse.

Vijay Mallya's 'meeting' with Arun Jaitley: Subramanian Swamy says liquor baron's statement brings 2 'undeniable facts' to the fore
India

Vijay Mallya's 'meeting' with Arun Jaitley: Subramanian Swamy says liquor baron's statement brings 2 'undeniable facts' to the fore

With Finance Minister Arun Jaitley embroiled in controversy over defaulting liquor baron Vijay Baron meeting him before he left India, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said there were two "undeniable facts" related to his "escape".

Finance ministry crafting strategy to boost GST revenue, engaging with states to identify issues
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Finance ministry crafting strategy to boost GST revenue, engaging with states to identify issues

There has been a spike in the bi-monthly GST compensation paid to the states by the Centre.

India expected to surpass Britain to become world's 5th largest economy next year, says finance minister Arun Jaitley
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India expected to surpass Britain to become world's 5th largest economy next year, says finance minister Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said, India has the potential to be among top three economies of the world in the next 10-20 years

Finance minister Arun Jaitley says challenges to Indian economy mainly external like rising oil prices and trade wars
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Finance minister Arun Jaitley says challenges to Indian economy mainly external like rising oil prices and trade wars

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the challenges to Indian economy were mainly from external factors such as rising oil prices and the US-China trade war, but India's macroeconomic fundamentals were strong enough to overcome those challenges

Govt likely to withdraw controversial FRDI Bill in current Parliament session
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Govt likely to withdraw controversial FRDI Bill in current Parliament session

The government is likely to withdraw the bill from the Lok Sabha in the current session of Parliament, which ends on 10 August

GST Council approves making GST-Network a government entity; simplifies return filing process
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GST Council approves making GST-Network a government entity; simplifies return filing process

Since its implementation on 1 July 2017, the GST Council has made some 376 changes by amending rules.

FM Arun Jaitley attends Cabinet meeting, to chair GST Council meet on 4 May
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FM Arun Jaitley attends Cabinet meeting, to chair GST Council meet on 4 May

Finance minister Arun Jaitley has been clearing files from his residence where he has been confined since beginning of this month

Cash crunch: ATMs in Andhra and Telangana are nearly dry; authorities had flagged problem with New Delhi
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Cash crunch: ATMs in Andhra and Telangana are nearly dry; authorities had flagged problem with New Delhi

As on date, one in every two of the nearly 3000 ATMs in Hyderabad do not have cash.