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GST rates on 22 items cut; cement, auto parts still in highest slab in India

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NEW DELHI:Federal indirect tax body, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, on Saturday reduced tax rates on 22 items, of which seven were from the highest slab of 28%…. Read more »

Finance ministry seeks input from ministries for Arun Jaitley’s next Budget speech

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NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry has sought inputs from different central ministries for Arun Jaitley’s budget speech, which would be the last budget of the current BJP-led NDA government before… Read more »

Petrol price cut: Arun Jaitley questions commitment of Rahul Gandhi, his allies

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NEW DELHI: With non-BJP ruled states refusing to cut taxes on fuel, India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday questioned Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his “reluctant allies” if they… Read more »

Arun Jaitley defends loan write-offs; says they don’t lead to waiver, recovery still pursued

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NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday defended loan write-offs by public sector banks, saying they do not lead to loan waivers and the exercise helps lenders clean… Read more »

Trade war will help India emerge as bigger trading, manufacturing base: Arun Jaitley

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NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the ongoing global trade war may have created initial instability , but will gradually open up opportunities for India as… Read more »

Arun Jaitley hits out at Raghuram Rajan for MSME banking crisis statement

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NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley  on Tuesday hit out at former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan for predicting that the next banking crisis would be triggered by MSME lending,… Read more »

Arun Jaitley asks PSU banks to take effective action against frauds, wilful defaults

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NEW DELHI: India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday asked public sector banks to take “effective action” in cases of fraud and wilful loan defaults. Reviewing the performance of state-owned… Read more »