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Congress slams Arun Jaitley: Trying to shift goalposts

The Congress stepped up its attack on the government, alleging that the Prime Minister and Finance Minister were guilty of “monumental mismanagement of economy”.

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PM Modi reviews GST preparedness ahead of July 1 rollout

The single-biggest taxation reform since independence, the Goods and Services Tax will subsume 16 different taxes, including excise, service tax and VAT, and make India a single market for seamless movement of goods and services.

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Congress challenges PM Narendra Modi to come out with white paper on economy

“Hundreds of crores of money they are taking out of the vaults of treasury just to build a personality cult around one person. The BJP has called it ‘MODI Fest’,” said Anand Sharma.

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PM Modi highlights benefits of discounts on digital payments

The government on Thursday announced a slew of measures, including discounts on digital payments on purchase of petrol, railway ticket and insurance policies, to incentivise cashless payments.

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Amid deadlock in Parliament, Centre reaches out to states on demonetisation

The panel is to review the ground-level situation following the decision to demonetise high-value currency and suggest possible ways to ease hardships and inconvenience.

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About two lakh crore rupees deposited in banks till Saturday afternoon: Arun Jaitley

“The largest banker in the country State Bank of India (SBI) saw deposits of Rs 47,868 crore till Saturday afternoon,” Jaitley said while briefing the media in New Delhi.

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Political reaction to demonetisation ‘irresponsible’: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley dismissed the rumour of salt deficiency and inbuilt electronic chip in Rs 2000 notes. “These are concocted rumours,” said Jaitely. The minister urged people to stagger depositing defunct currency and not crowd banks

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State FMs to meet this week to discuss model GST law

Jaitley will try to iron out differences over the new regime that will subsume all indirect taxes.

FM Arun Jaitley to meet heads of PSU banks on June 6

Jaitley will also review the progress made with regard to Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency (MUDRA) and Stand Up India programme.

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Ads used as political bribery, says Jaitley targeting AAP government

The Union minister expressed concern that some state governments are using public funds for personal promotion through selective advertisements and this is affecting neutrality of journalism.

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Assembly elections 2016: Cong being pushed increasingly to the margins, says Jaitley

While the Congress lost Kerala and Assam where it was in power, the BJP won a clear majority in Assam and won a seat in Kerala for the first time.

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Expand role in social sector projects: Jaitley to World Bank

Addressing a group of nine World Bank Executive Directors, currently on a visit to India, Jaitley said there is a need for “the World Bank to have a larger capital base, more activity and more projects”.

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Kerala let down by UDF and LDF: Arun Jaitley

Jaitely said the BJP has emerged as an alternative to the two parties, which have been ruling the state alternately.

Budget 2016: Unions oppose tax on provident fund withdrawals

Jaitley has said the purpose of taxing interest earned on 60 per cent of withdrawals of contribution made after April 1, 2016 was to encourage people to invest in annuity or pension schemes.

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Budget 2016: Jaitely pledges all support to keep PSBs in ‘good health’

The move is likely to free up as much as Rs 3,50,000 crore in capital of public sector banks, helping them boost buffers while complying with a deadline set to clean up their balance sheets.