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India

Padma Vibhushan, posthumous: Swaraj, Jaitley, Fernandes…

The BJP government has once again recommended to the president names of many commoners with extraordinary records for the Padma Shri award

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India

Jethmalani: Lawyer who represented both angels & demons

India’s most reputed criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani defended the accused in some of the most difficult and high-profile cases including in the assassinations of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi

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India

Modi turned emotional while condoling Jaitley family

Modi described Jaitley as a “political giant, towering intellectual and legal luminary”, who made a lasting contribution to India

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India

Arun Jaitley cremated with state honours

Jaitley, who as finance minister piloted India’s biggest tax reform and flagship schemes like Jan Dhan, was the chief trouble-shooter of the BJP and the Modi government

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India

Congress: Jaitley’s contribution will be remembered forever

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet, “I am sorry to hear about Mr Arun Jaitley’s passing. My condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.”

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India

Modi pays emotional tribute to ‘dear friend’ Jaitley

Modi on Saturday described Jaitley as a “valued friend” whose insights and nuanced understanding of matters had “very few parallels” as he condoled the death of the senior BJP leader who was one of his close confidants for decades

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India

Jaitley: ‘Technically’ the first satyagrahi against Emergency

Jaitley, senior BJP leader and former finance minister, died on Saturday at the AIIMS hospital, two weeks after he was admitted following complaint of breathlessness. He was 66

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India

Jaitley: Indespensable, man for all seasons in BJP

Jaitley was the bridge that the BJP used to win over new allies, and also its warm, affable and persuasive face to bring opposition parties around on key issues

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India

Arun Jaitley, Modi govt’s Lutyens interface, dies at 66

Arun Jaitley, while standing for probity in public life, had a vast social network, with the help of which he guarded Narendra Modi against a hostile Lutyens’ media

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Economy

Tax law of India, 50 years old, set to change

The process had begun under former FM Jaitley during the previous Modi government but will see the efforts come to fruition under Sitharaman