Mon, Feb 27, 2017 | updated 03:11 PM IST

Jaitley lauds "futuristic" PM Modi, pulls up Rahul Gandhi

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 12:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 8 (ANI): A day after the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) adopted an economic resolution hailing the recall of high-value notes as a "historic step" and linking it to "patriotism and people's honour," Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for thinking of the next generation while taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for finding ways to disrupt the sessions of Parliament.

Putting forth his views in his blog posted on Facebook, Jaitley went on to call the Congress vice-president a "mischief-maker".

"While Prime Minister Narendra Modi thinks of the next generation, Rahul Gandhi only intends to find ways at how to disrupt the sessions of Parliament," he said.

Describing the two months of demonetisation in India, he wrote that the Centre's decision was 'historic' and 'bold' move made towards the welfare of the poor.

He said that the demonetisation decision was taken because Prime Minister Modi-led government is 'visionary' and 'committed' about its promises made before coming to power.

"Focusing primarily on demonetisation, the PM is now speaking of cleaning the political funding systems as his opponents want a cash dominated, cash generating and cash exchange system to continue," he wrote while calling the Prime Minister as a futuristic person, who thinks of a more modern, technology driven cleaner economy.

The Finance Minister said all opinion polls conducted by independent media organizations have shown that an overwhelmingly large percentage of people have supported the government's decision.

Adding to this, he wrote that the opposition has disrupted a full Session of Parliament.

"Their protests have been ineffective. Their exaggerated claims on the disruption of the economy have proved wrong," he added.

Jaitley further said it is a tragedy that a national party like the Congress decided to adopt a political position while opposing both technology, change and reforms.

Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Modi asked BJP leaders to welcome criticism and remain unfazed by allegations, in remarks seen both as defending the demonetisation move as well as rebutting opposition charges of personal corruption against him. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Global leader in payment solutions American Express on Monday announced the launch of Buyer Initiated Payments (BIP), an electronic payment platform linked to corporate card that reduces processing costs and offers extended payment terms compared to traditional invoice payments.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Purplle.com launched in 2012, grew to becoming India's largest beauty product and service destination in under five years. Founded by IITians Manish Taneja and Rahul Dash, it was created to make beauty products available in the deepest pockets of the country, at the most reasonable prices. Consistently delivering on this promise has made Purplle.com the most preferred beauty portal by buyers across the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI-NewsVoir): Seclore, the leader in Enterprise Rights Management (ERM), today announced the latest release of its flagship data-centric security Solution. New capabilities offered provide a more seamless experience for both the sender and recipient.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): SHEROES, the world's largest community of women, today announced that it has entered into an alliance with Simplilearn, one of the world's leading certification training providers.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI-NewsVoir): Union Budget 2017-18 is a big relief for the common masses from reduction in personal income tax to sops for affordable housing - the Finance Minister has announced various measures to benefit farmers and weaker sections of the society.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): India Education Awards, 2017, conceived and initiated by Blindwink.in is aimed at eulogizing and felicitating the achievers and go getters from the Education sector. The sought after awards in the Education sector was organized on 16th Feb, 2017 (Thursday) at Taj hotels in Bangalore.

Full Story >>

Osaka (Tokyo),[Japan] Feb 27 (ANI): Kyocera Corporation has announced that Hideo Tanimoto will be promoted to president, effective April 1, following a unanimous vote of its board of directors held today.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): North India Sotheby's International Realty organised its first ever Global Luxury Realty Conclave in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) yesterday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): India Inc's salary hikes in 2017 are projected to be at an eight-year low as per a survey by Aon Hewitt, which noted that the average pay hikes will be 9.5 percent across industries.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI): Talking about the performance of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) app of the government, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said that the app has successfully recorded 17 million downloads so far, which is a world record in itself.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Expressing concern over a lukewarm response on allowing small and medium scale shop-keepers to remain open for all seven days, ASSOCHAM persisted to the Centre to persuade states to approve and adopt the Shops and Establishments Bill draft, in order to promote retail trade in the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 25 (ANI-NewsVoir): PHD Chamber organized a unique first of its kind PHD Golf Tourism Conclave and Golf Tournament 2017 on February 24-25, 2017 in Pune with a focus on making India a favored Golfing Destination in the world.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): A few months ahead of the incorporation of the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST), Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian revealed that internal trade has drastically improved; this being a boon to the country's progress in the wake of GST.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): According to a survey conducted by online citizen-engaging platform LocalCircles, over 90 percent participants have stated that the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of medical instruments, particularly stents and orthopaedic implants, should be printed on the device itself. Additionally, citizens have demanded that all such medical devices must be brought under Packaged Commodity Rules at the earliest

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI): Enforcement Directorate on Friday issued show cause notice dated February 16, 2017 to CC Thampi and his three companies including Holiday City Centre, Holiday Properties, and Holiday Bekal Resorts Pvt. Ltd respectively for contravention of provisions of section 6 (3) (b), 6(3)(e), 6(3)(f), 6(3)(i) read with Section 47(3) and Section 6(6) of Foreign Exchange Management Act,1999 for the aggregate amount of Rs. 288 crore.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): As the saying goes, "there are no free lunches in the world" yet here is an organisation that proposes to do just that for you. The story of a social initiative in Odisha that aims to encourage and motivate digital transformation of an entire nation.

Full Story >>

London [United Kingdom], Feb.24 (ANI): The third Indo-UK Thought Leadership Awards took place on February 22. Awards were presented to individuals from India and the UK who have been contributing to strengthening bilateral relations between India and the UK.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 24 (ANI): Businesses in Mexico, China and India are increasingly turning to technology to power successful growth, reveals new global research by Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI-NewsVoir): MAX the country's largest International fashion brand, recently launched the third edition of MAX Design Awards. After receiving tremendous response from across, over the last two years, MAX is geared up for its third edition to provide a platform for fashion designing students to unleash their creativity and connect with the world of fashion.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 24 (ANI): Despite an increase in the job market in the first half of 2017, finding the right talent will prove difficult for recruiters due to an on-going talent crunch. This sentiment has emerged from Naukri's Hiring Outlook survey 2017 a half yearly survey conducted to gauge the hiring sentiment across companies and industries.

Full Story >>