Thawar Chand Gehlot appointed Leader of House for Rajya Sabha; Piyush Goyal to be Deputy Leader of Upper House
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot has been appointed the Leader of the House for the Rajya Sabha. Union Minister for Railways and Commerce Piyush Goyal will take charge as the Deputy Leader for the Upper House of the Indian parliament.
Amid claims of rising unemployment, Centre says 3.79 lakh jobs were created between 2017 and 2019 in formal, unorganised sectors
As the debate intensifies over rising unemployment in the country, the Modi government claims to have generated over 3.79 lakh jobs between 2017 and 2019 in its various establishments, according to the interim budget for 2019-20.
The centre has made Aadhaar number of small and marginal farmers optional for availing the first installment of Rs 2,000 under the recently launched Rs 75,000 crore PM-Kisan scheme
Union Budget allocates Rs 584 crore for Mumbai Urban Transport Project; several key railway plans to be expedited
Several key railway projects in the Mumbai region will be expedited with the Union Budget making sufficient provisions for the megapolis, railway officials said on Friday.
Plea filed against 'Interim Budget' in Supreme Court; petition says Constitution only provides for full Budget or Vote on Account
Within hours of the Interim Budget being presented in Parliament on Friday, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking that it be quashed on the charge that there is no Constitutional provision for an Interim Budget.
There has been no change in the current fiscal's allocation of Rs 4.29 crore for the anti-corruption ombudsman Lokpal during 2019-20,
Piyush Goyal dismisses Congress' claims of increasing Indian deposits in Swiss banks, says it has dropped by 34% since 2014
Piyush Goyal said that contrary to Congress President Rahul Gandhi's assertion that deposits by Indian nationals in Swiss Banks had increased by 50 percent, the actual Indian deposits had gone down by 34 percent
Merit-based GST rate rationalisation possible in next council meet, says finance minister Piyush Goyal
GST council, in its next meeting on 21 July, will discuss ease of filing returns as well as ease of assessment, finance minister Piyush Goyal said
Finance minister Piyush Goyal said the move is to create trust in the tax administration and give relief to honest, small and mid-sized taxpayers
Piyush Goyal says govt open to give more powers to Reserve Bank of India in regulating public sector banks
Following criticism that RBI also has to be blamed for the biggest financial scam in the country--the Rs 13,500-crore PNB scam--governor Urjit Patel had blamed it on the lack of powers the central bank to control the state-run banks
The Sunil Mehta committee has backed the government plan for a bad bank to fight the bad loan menace by setting up an asset management company/asset reconstruction company
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has said India will be able to restrict the fiscal deficit below the budgeted level of 3.3 percent of GDP in 2018-19, which has hit 55 percent of the annual target in the first two months of the financial year
The rupee had on Thursday breached the 69-mark against the US dollar for the first time due to multiple headwinds like weak global cues and inflation concerns. It finally ended at an all-time low of 68.79, slumping 18 paise.
Opposing the probable majority stake sale by the government in IDBI Bank to LIC, bank union AIBEA has asked the Centre not to go back on its commitment on the debt-laden bank, and retain at least 51 percent stake
State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Rajnish Kumar, who is a member of the panel formed to give recommendations for setting up a state-run bad bank, on Thursday said they will soon submit the report to the finance ministry
Govt plans to sell Air India's iconic Mumbai building to JNPT to raise funds for cash-strapped national carrier
Air India's 23-storey building at Nariman Point, Mumbai, which was also once the airline's headquarters, is a prime property and is likely to fetch high valuations
The Government is planning a mega event to mark first anniversary of GST roll out on 1 July with participation of industry chambers, traders, and tax officials, besides, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal
Narendra Modi to inaugurate third AIIB annual meet in Mumbai today: All you need to know about China-led bank
Monsoon rains notwithstanding, the two-day meet will host policy makers, ministers, participants from partner institutions, the private sector and civil society.
The government is giving a new thrust to strengthen Air India's management practices and operational efficiencies while the disinvestment plan would depend on various circumstances, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday
Capital cost for $4.5 trillion infra investment a challenge, says interim finance minister Piyush Goyal
Creating infrastructure will need a whopping $4.5 trillion investments over the next decade and the cost of the money will be a challenge, interim finance minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday