Arun Jaitley was under treatment for over a fortnight (Mint file)
Arun Jaitley was under treatment for over a fortnight (Mint file)

Arun Jaitley's last rites on Sunday

  • The cremation will take place on Sunday at New Delhi's Nigambodh Ghat
  • The former union minister passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after a prolonged illness

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Formaer Finance minister Arun Jaitley passes away at 66 (PTI)
Arun Jaitley (1952-2019)

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Former finance minister Arun Jaitley passes away at 66  (PTI)
Arun Jaitley’s most crucial role for India was as a reformer of the economy (PTI file)
Arun Jaitley’s most crucial role for India was as a reformer of the economy (PTI file)

Opinion | Jaitley’s legacy as a reformer

On the economy, despite a few pragmatic shifts made after 2016, Jaitley was broadly a market reformer. His reformist legacy should stand India in good stead

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By the end of the year the feud will affect nearly all imports and exports between the two countries (Mint file)

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  • Earlier in the day, Beijing had announced levy hikes on $75 billion of US imports

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  • The delegation of Opposition leaders from eight parties included senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPI general secretary D Raja, Manoj Jha, among others
  • They criticised the government for hiding the truth and alleged that the Centre was lying about the security situation

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  • We have to stabilise things and avoid this trade war that is taking place all over: French President Emmanuel Macron

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive in Biarritz for the G7 summit, on Saturday (Reuters)

Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in French resort

  • Summit coincides with escalating US-China trade war; disputes on trade, climate set to dominate meet
  • EU's Tusk warns of lack of global unity; UK PM has to balance ties with US and EU as Brexit looms

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  • A case diary is important to record the investigation carried out by an Investigating Officer
  • Case diary is a mean to assist the court in the inquiry or trial of a case but cannot be used as hard core evidence

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A file photo of finance minister Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley dies at 66: A timeline

  • Former finance minister breathed his last at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Saturday afternoon
  • Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS on August 9, after he complained of uneasiness

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The finance minister also reiterated the government’s five-year commitment of investing 100 trillion for infrastructure. (Indranil Bhoumik/Mint)

Move to clear dues a boost for infrastructure

  • Separate financial institution for credit enhancement for infra, housing projects is also on the cards
  • The finance minister also reiterated the government’s five-year commitment of investing 100 trillion for infrastructure

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A file photo of the New Delhi airport (Pradeep Gaur/Mint )

DGCA issues fresh guidelines to improve working conditions

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  • The advisory also comes against the backdrop of a recent incident at Kolkata airport where a SpiceJet technician

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Experts highlight that instead of focusing on creating embankments, the government must direct its attention to protecting the catchments area of major rivers. (Photo: ANI)

Why constructing canals is not the solution to floods in Punjab?

  • The state has received normal rain this monsoon season so far
  • With extreme rainfall events on the rise, the disaster potential for flooding in major rivers has only increased

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Term plan provides you higher cover at a lesser premium (Photo: iStockphoto)

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  • In case of a job loss or pay cut or any kind of unforeseen circumstances that affect your income, the emergency fund acts as a back up to your expenses
  • Irrespective of the condition of the economy, and even before you start saving and investing, you need to have a health insurance policy

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  • The raids were conducted in Delhi and Mumbai
  • The searches were carried out in connection with a FEMA case

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The Income Tax department has now started issuing refunds only through the e-mode. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

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  • The only way to get an income tax refund is to file your income tax returns (ITR)
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