Finance Minister

Given the expenditure of Rs 1.4 to 1.6 lakh crore per year, it could take decades to complete the projects. "It is therefore necessary to privatise," she said while presenting the Union Budget for 2019-20 in Parliament.

Nirmala Sitharaman, nation’s first full-time woman finance minister, is widely expected to boost spending and provide tax relief in the much-anticipated Union Budget.

Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims around the globe to mark the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramzan.

There seems to be no truth in fake rumours doing rounds on social media. Arun Jaitley is in the pink of health and is hale and hearty after being discharged from AIIMS. 

The Union Minister informed that Khalsa will not contest the impending Lok Sabha elections and will only contribute to the party.

Targeting the Congress, he said those patting their own back for India's strategic missile programme were doing so for wrong reasons.

The minimum starting salary in Government after the Seventh Pay Commission is Rs.18,000 a month. A small and marginal farmer, besides home, road, toilet, electricity, cooking gas subsidies, crop insurance, MSP payment, will also get an income support.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tore into the Opposition parties for peddling lies, spreading falsehood and creating fake narrative over many issues.

Jaitley (66) had passed on the temporary charge of the Finance Ministry and Corporate Affairs to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on January 23 as he had to undergo medical treatment in the US.

Talking about the proposed offer on tax rebate for individuals earning up to Rs 5,00,000 under Section 87A of the Income Tax Act, Jaitley said the middle class has been strengthened and it will "make up close to 44 percent of the population by 2024".