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Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

Singapore said today it would impose a carbon tax from next year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and make companies more competitive as global agreements on climate change take effect. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said the tax would be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tonnes or more of greenhouse gas emissions a

Taxpayers Finance Minister Arun Jailtely New Delhi Parliament demonetization

Taxpayers base increased after demonetization: Economic Survey New Delhi

The Economic Survey 2017-18 which was presented in Parliament by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley on Monday said that there was an increase in the number of taxpayers post-demonetization.” Taking seasonality into account it is found that there is a 0.8 per cent monthly trend increase in new tax filers (annual growth of 10 per cent),”

GST Council meeting today, e-way bill, tax evasion top on agenda

GST Council meeting today, e-way bill, tax evasion top on agenda

GST Council meeting today: The all-powerful GST Council meeting today to discuss early implementation of e-way bill as well as ways to plug tax evasion.The GST Council seems all set to rollout the electronic-way bill under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.The all-powerful council chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Meeting will be done

Cyclone: Kerala Minister faces ire of fishermen

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8, Kerala Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac today faced the ire of fisherfolk when he visited coastal Admimalathura that was hit by Cyclone ‘Ockhi’. Issac, who had gone to explain to the fishermen community the rehabilitation and financial package announced by the LDF government, was confronted by people of the locality, who demanded

Punjab state Assembly gets pre -1947 era records

Punjab state Assembly gets pre -1947 era records

Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today handed over all the records of before partition to Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rana KP Singh. In a simple but effective function organised by in the Speaker’s Office of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, a record of debates during the period from March 23, 1937 to March 3, 1947, of

Use discretion fairly in investigations: FM to DRI officials

New Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) Use discretion fairly in investigations: FM to DRI officials. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today asked revenue intelligence officials to use their discretion fairly and reasonably in their investigations and use technology to deal with offenders. “The power of revenue officers are quite wide so the exercise of discretion has to be

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has not resigned: Pak govt

Islamabad, Nov 18, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has not resigned, the Pakistan government said today amidst reports that the embattled leader has decided to step down after his indictment in the Panama Papers scandal. The National Accountability Court had indicted Dar on September 27 in a corruption case but has continued to serve as finance

GST network still not strong: Punjab FM

GST network still not strong: Punjab FM

GST network still not strong: Ahead of Goods and services Council meet in Guwahati today, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said that the GST network is still not strong. “GST network is not still strong . We hope they took into our suggestions,” the minister said.The Finance minister said that he. along with his

Ludhiana Women job fair: Manpreet Badal inaugurates fair

Manpreet Badal inaugurates Job fair for women in Ludhiana

Manpreet Badal inaugurates Job fair for women in Ludhiana. – – – – – Advertisement – – – – – Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today inaugurated Job fair under the State Government’s initiative of jobs for all at Industrial Centre office, Miller Ganj, which is being held only for girls/women above the age of

Need to harness culture of hospitality to attract tourists: FM

Need to harness culture of hospitality to attract tourists: FM

culture hospitality attract tourists: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said along with strengthening of infrastructure, the culture of hospitality and warmth needs to be developed in order to attract more tourists into the country. Speaking at the Paryatan Parv organised by the Ministry of Tourism, he said tourism, world over, has become one of the most

States have agreed to bring petrol, diesel under GST: Maharashtra FM

Mumbai, Oct 10, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar on Tuesday said states had agreed to bring petrol and diesel under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST). “All the states have given the permission to bring petrol and diesel under GST. But we have to wait for the right time,” Mungantiwar told BTVi in

India has to grow faster, running against time: Jaitley

India has to grow faster: India needs to grow at a faster pace, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, while asserting that there was public support for the government’s reform initiatives despite the difficulties arising from implementing GST, for instance. “The obvious challenge to the country is to grow and grow fast. It has to

Arun Jaitley to visit US for IMF-World Bank annual meet

New Delhi, Oct 8, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave on an official visit to the US early on Monday to participate in the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a official statement here said. On the first leg of his week-long stay in the US, Jaitley will arrive

FM pins hope on economic growth-Daily Post India

FM pins hope on economic growth

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hopes Indian economy will grow at a fast pace. He ensured that people of country supports every initiative of the government including GST. Arun Jaitley expressed these view prior to his US visit via video conference to the Berkeley India Conference. “I do hope that India is able to retain its

Congress Beopar Cell meets Manpreet Badal

Congress Beopar Cell meets Manpreet Badal. Members of Punjab Pradesh Congress committee Beopar Cell met Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and discussed issues of traders with him at Chandigarh. The delegation of Beopar cell was led by chairman Jatinder Pal Singh Bedi. Sandeep Sandhu who is the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to chief minister

Hope don’t hold dual charge for long, says Jaitley

Hope don’t hold dual charge for long, says Jaitley. New Delhi, Aug 31: Amid the talk of Cabinet reshuffle, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said he does not expect to continue holding dual charge of finance and defense for very long.“At least, I hope, not very long,” he replied, chuckling when the anchor on the

Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on AI stake sale

New Delhi, Aug 30, Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on AI stake sale. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today indicated that an expeditious decision would be taken on Air India disinvestment, with at least two parties having formally expressed interest in buying stake in the national carrier.A group of ministers, headed by Jaitley, is working on

Income cap among OBCs raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum: Arun Jaitley

A big decision has been taken by the Central Government on OBC reservations. The circular has increased the limit for the creamy layer from OBC to six lakh to eight lakh. This information was given by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Let us tell you that the last review for OBC reservations was made in 2013.

Terrorists in Under Great Pressure: Arun Jaitely

Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said during a television programme that Terrorists in Kashmir are now ‘under pressure’ and the financial crunch caused by demonetization.   The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on foreign funding has checked illegal activities in Jammu and Kashmir in a large scale.”The Minister also mentioned that demonetization has impacted terror funding significantly “Today

Finance Minister apologizes for not asking for tea

Finance Minister apologizes for not asking for tea

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal known for his presence at all-time work, once again became the subject of discussion when a media noticed a board in the reception of his office at the Secretariat.Manpreet Badal has written directly on the board in the office that, “Dear I’m really sorry for not offering tea to

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