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Tag: P Chidambaram

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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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CBI raids Chidambaram's Chennai residences

Chennai: The CBI on Tuesday raided the residences of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti in Chennai, Delhi and various other places alleging he could have benefited to the tune of Rs 3.5 crore for helping in the clearance of an FIPB proposal of media company INX Ltd when his father was […]

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Probing Chidambaram's role in Aircel-Maxis deal: CBI to court

The CBI on Monday told the special 2G court hearing the Aircel-Maxis case that the FIPB approval given by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the deal was a "mistake"

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FM asks regulators to be alert, curb excessive volatility

Concerned over the sudden spurt in stock markets ahead of poll results, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today asked regulators, including Sebi and RBI, to remain alert and take necessary actions to curb excessive volatility

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Rajan's credentials outstanding, should remain RBI chief: FM

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has an outstanding record and the next government must respect his appointment, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday

Chidambaram has always played fraud in Budget: Yashwant Sinha

A day after Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram taunted him for presiding over "worst years" of Indian economy since liberalisation, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Friday hit back saying Chidambaram has always "played fraud" in the Budget, including the interim one for the current fiscal

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Economic growth of 6 pc in FY15 is possible: Chidambaram

India's economy is likely to recover and achieve 6 per cent growth in 2014-15 on the back of sound economic policies and a pick-up in investment, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday

Govt has right to set inflation target for RBI to achieve: FM

Stressing that economic stability should include steady prices, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said Parliament could set an inflation target for the Reserve Bank to achieve

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G20 meet begins amid clamour for transparency in Fed tapering

G20 ministers on Saturday began their two-day deliberations to work out a "real and tangible framework" to push global growth amid clamour for a more transparent tapering programme by the US Fed Reserve with a view to reducing volatility in the global financial markets

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Agri credit to cross Rs 7 lakh cr; exports to surge over $45 bn

Agriculture credit is likely to exceed the target of Rs 7,00,000 crore while farm exports are expected to increase to over USD 45 billion in the current fiscal, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday

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Fiscal deficit will be contained at 4.6 pc of GDP: Chidambaram

The government on Monday said the fiscal deficit for the current financial year will be contained at 4.6 per cent of GDP

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FM to attend G20 meet in Australia, hold roadshows

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will visit Australia later this week to attend the G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors and hold roadshows to attract investment

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Regulators should intervene only in grave violation cases: FM

Regulators should intervene only in cases of gross violations by companies or when there are clear cases of criminality so that they do not get over burdened, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday

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All profit can't be used to pay higher wages: FM to bank staff

As public sector bank employees started a two-day strike on Monday seeking higher wages, Indian Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the profit of banks cannot be used only to enhance salaries because there are other obligations

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Growth will not be less than 5% in 2013-14: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent

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India offers stable and non-adversarial tax regime: FM

Allying fears of global investors over taxation issues, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said that India offers a stable and non-adversarial tax regime besides a fair and just dispute redressal mechanism

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