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Tag: P Chidambaram

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Chidambaram Sent To CBI Custody Till August 26

New Delhi: A special CBI court on Thursday sent former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, who was arrested on Wednesday evening in the INX Media case, to CBI’s custody till August 26. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar announced the order after reserving it for some time following the hearing where Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appeared for […]

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P Chidambaram Asked Us To Help Karti's Business, Make Overseas Payments: Indrani

New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram asked for “helping” his son Karti’s business and make overseas remittances in lieu of granting FIPB approval to INX Media, Indrani Mukerjea had told investigators probing the money laundering and corruption case related to the media firm. Mukerjea recorded her statement under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act […]

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PM Modi's poll pitch of locking up corrupt gets going

New Delhi: “In the last five years, I have brought them to jail doors, give me another five, they will be inside,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said in April at an election rally in Gujarat’s Junagarh. Well within the first 100 days of Modi government’s second term, the probe agencies are working overtime to […]

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CBI arrests Chidambaram from his residence in INX media case

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was arrested by the CBI Wednesday night from his residence in connection with INX media corruption case after dramatic developments with the agency sleuths scaling walls to gain access to the bungalow in the high-end Jor Bagh locality. “Mr P Chidambaram has been arrested in connection with INX […]

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Not hiding from law, says Chidambaram at Congress HQ

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who has been eluding the CBI and ED, on Wednesday evening dramatically surfaced at the Congress headquarters. He appeared at the party headquarters, hours after his petition challenging the Delhi High Court rejection of anticipatory bail was not listed in the Supreme Court. In […]

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SC refuses urgent listing of Chidambaram's petition seeking protection from arrest in INX Media case

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, who is facing threat of arrest, failed twice Wednesday to get immediate relief from the Supreme Court which refused to grant him urgent hearing on his plea seeking protection from arrest in the INX media scam cases. Chidambaram, who was home minister and finance minister in the UPA […]

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ED Issues Lookout Circular Against Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram cannot leave the country. All airports, immigration desks have been put on high alert. The development came as a Supreme Court bench headed by Justice N. V. Ramana on Wednesday refused to grant interim relief from arrest to the former Finance Minister and referred the matter to Chief […]

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Chidambaram's Legal Team Writes To CBI, Asks Not To Take Any Coercive Action Till SC Hearing

New Delhi: The legal team of P Chidambaram has asked the CBI not to take any coercive action against the former Union finance minister as his petition is to be heard in the Supreme Court Wednesday morning. Hours after the Delhi High Court refused to grant any protection from arrest to Chidambaram in the INX […]

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Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate

New Delhi: With senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram continuing to remain missing after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI late on Tuesday night pasted a notice on his gate asking him to appear before the investigation officer “within two […]

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Court allows Indrani Mukerjea to turn approver

New Delhi: A special CBI Court on Thursday allowed former INX Media Director Indrani Mukerjea to turn approver in the INX media case involving former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son and MP Karti Chidambaram. CBI Judge Arun Bhardwaj allowed the application filed by Mukerjea to turn approver. The court also allowed the pardon […]

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Heads expected to roll in Congress after election rout

New Delhi: Heads are expected to roll in the Congress following the party’s dismal performance in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections where it won just 52 seats, just 8 more than what it managed in 2014. A party source told IANS: “Many General Secretaries and state unit chiefs could face the heat as the party […]

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Aircel-Maxis: Chidambaram's interim protection extended 13 times

New Delhi: A special court has extended 13 times the interim protection from arrest it granted to former Union Minister P. Chidambaram and 14 times to his son Karti Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis deal case, due to consecutive adjournments lasting over a year. The father-son duo has been enjoying interim protection from arrest by the […]

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Congress fields Karti from TN, changes Maha candidate

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, including Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. It also changed a candidate in Maharashtra about whom local workers had reportedly complained to state unit President Ashok Chavan […]

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Rafale deal unravelling faster than govt thought: Cong

New Delhi:The Congress on Monday said the Rafale deal is “unravelling” faster than the government thought, with issues such as “parallel negotiations” by the PMO and changes in the standard defence procurement procedure coming to the fore. The opposition party’s attack on the government came after a report in The Hindu newspaper claimed that the […]

INX media case: Karti Chidambaram appears before ED for questioning

New Delhi: Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Finance Minister and Congress leader P. Chidambaram, on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with its probe into the INX media case. Karti, arrived at the ED’s Jamnagar office in central Delhi at 11.05 a.m. He will be questioned under the Prevention […]

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INX Media case: ED to quiz Karti Chidambaram on Thursday

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will question Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, in INX Media money laundering case on Thursday, an official said. Karti has been questioned on several occasions in the case being probed by the ED as well as the Central Bureau of Investigation. Both the agencies are […]

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Chidambaram hits out at CBI

New Delhi: Citing Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s criticism, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at the CBI for its “indiscriminate targeting” of “distinguished” IAS officers and others in cases involving “small sums of money” and said the government was in “deep slumber” when it was being done. “CBI has received the ultimate […]

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Is Sitharaman giving Pakistan clean chit on Uri, Pathankot attacks, asks Chidambaram

New Delhi: Attacking Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for claiming that no major terror attack took place since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday questioned her if she was giving a clean chit to Pakistan in the 2016 Pathankot and Uri attacks. In a series […]

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MGNREGA in doldrums due to BJP govt's neglect: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Accusing the BJP-led government of neglecting the MGNREGA, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said in times of “rural distress”, the one thing that staved off hunger was the employment programme and now that too was in the “doldrums”. The former finance minister claimed that the states had exhausted the money allotted […]

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Chidambaram wants to know why GST goals are changing

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday raised questions about what caused the change in the “declared goals” of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, why it was being changed. “Until yesterday a single standard rate of GST was a stupid idea. Since yesterday, it is the declared goal of the government! […]

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Chidambaram calls BJP's 8 tax rates under GST 'stupid'

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday termed the BJP government’s eight tax rates under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime “stupid idea” saying “filing GST returns has been a nightmare”. “The stupid idea was the BJP’s idea of having eight rates when GST was first implemented in July 2017,” the former […]

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New governor will diminish RBI, play to government's tunes: Congress

New Delhi: Attacking the government for appointing Shaktikanta Das as RBI Governor, the Congress on Wednesday alleged that he would play to the tunes of the government and that choosing a bureaucrat who defended demonetisation, instead of an eminent economist, will diminish the institution. Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Das was the second person […]

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Glad key people shedding fear, breaking silence on govt decisions: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday said it was heartening that persons who were in key posts in the government were “shedding their fear and breaking silence” on important policies and decisions. His reaction came a day after Lieutenant General (Retd) D S Hooda, who was the Northern Army commander when the surgical […]

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BJP failed to deliver double-digit growth: Chidambaram

Jaipur: The Narendra Modi-led central government has failed to deliver on its promise of a double-digit growth in the last four years and it will not manage it even in the remaining six months of its term, Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Saturday. “This government promised a double-digit growth rate. They have not […]

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RBI's credibility, reputation could be irretrievably damaged: Chidambaram

Kolkata: Coming down heavily on the Narendra Modi government for making efforts to “capture” the RBI, Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said the chain of events could “irretrievably damage” the credibility and reputation of the apex bank. Chidambaram alleged the Modi government demanded Rs 1 lakh crore from the […]

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Give details of NPAs under NDA government, Chidambaram tells Modi

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about bad loans generated during UPA rule, and asked his government to disclose loans given during the NDA rule that turned into Non-performing assets (NPA). “The real test is, will the NDA-2 match the record of UPA-2 and […]

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HC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in INX media case

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim protection to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case till August 1. Justice A K Pathak directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to take any coercive steps against Chidambaram in the case till August 1, the next date fixed for […]

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BJP, Congress spar over Chidambaram's 'undeclared' assets

New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday targeted former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his family’s “undeclared assets in foreign countries”, after which the Congress hit back by saying that the BJP had no moral right to ask questions and should instead give answers on various issues. The opposition party termed the Income Tax (I-T) […]

Chidambaram asks Mehbooba Mufti to break 'unholy' alliance with BJP

New Delhi: Referring to the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir as the “gravest provocation” to the people in the valley, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to break the alliance. “(I) share J&K CM’s concern that statesmanship required to get J&K out of the vicious cycle of killings. Sad […]

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Saradha chit fund: ED summons Chidambaram's wife Nalini

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday summoned former Union Minister P. Chidambaram’s wife Nalini Chidambaram in a multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, an official said. The agency asked Nalini Chidambaram, a senior lawyer, to appear before its Kolkata-based office on May 7 to record her statement in connection with the case. ED’s move […]

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Rahul, Chidambaram call Modi's electrification claim 'jumla'

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and senior party leader P. Chidambaram on Monday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his claim that all villages in India have been provided electricity under his rule, and called it “another lie” and “complete jumla”. “#EkAurJhoot (another lie),” Gandhi tweeted attaching a news report that says Modi claims […]

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Karti in CBI custody for 3 more days, gets protection from ED arrest

New Delhi: The CBI on Friday got a court permission to question Karti Chidambaram for three more days even as the Delhi High Court gave him interim protection from being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a case relating to alleged kickbacks in getting foreign investment clearances to private companies when his father P. Chidambaram […]

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Karti taken to Mumbai for questioning in INX media case

New Delhi: The CBI on Sunday took Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader P. Chidambaram, for questioning in the INX Media alleged bribery case, an official said. The Central Bureau of Investigation official told IANS that Karti left for Mumbai at 8 a.m., in an Air India flight. Karti allegedly received Rs 3.5 crore from […]

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Chidambaram, Sibal attack Modi government over Kashmir

New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Sunday attacked the Modi government’s Kashmir policy, saying its “hard, muscular, militaristic” approach had failed to end militancy in the troubled state. “It was claimed that the hard, muscular, militaristic approach will put an end to infiltration and militancy. Has it?” the former Home Minister tweeted. Chidambaram quoted […]

Jayant Sinha article reads like PIB release, says Chidambaram

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said Union Minister Jayant Sinha’s article “New economy for New India” reads like a release of the government’s Press Information Bureau and that administrative changes were not structural reforms. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram, a former Union Finance Minister, posed several questions and asked if […]

Karti Chidambaram can't leave India for now: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, cannot leave the country for now as the court will hold a further hearing on the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) plea on October 4. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud […]

SC ruling on privacy will pave way for relook at Section 377: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday said that with the Supreme Court ruling that right to privacy is a fundamental right it would be possible to ask the apex court to take a second look at Section 377, which criminalises gay sex. “In my view, it (Section 377) was rightly struck down or read […]

Threat of economic slowdown is real: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the economic slowdown is real as stated by the government’s Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian and asked whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley believed him. “Economic slowdown is real. CEA says so. Will PM and FM believe him,” Chidambaram asked in […]

MLA Debashish Samantaray reacts to Jogi’s allegations

Bhubaneswar: Nearly five days after former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister levelled allegations on links between former finance minister P Chidambaram and BJD MP Baijayant Panda, BJD MLA Debashish Samantaray has questioned the veracity of Jogi’s statements. Samantaray said allegations brought against leaders are not always true. “They always raise allegations against our leaders which are mostly […]

Jogi’s allegations ridiculous: MP Baijayant’s office

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Strongly refuting the allegations levelled by former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi over alleged link with former finance minister P. Chidambaram, the office of the Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Thursday termed them as ‘ridiculous’. A written reply from the Parliamentarian’s office stated, “These allegations by Shri Jogi are ridiculous. Shri P.Chidambaram had appeared in court […]

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