P CHIDAMABARAM

  • Nitish lashes out at Congress for 'applying brake' on special status to Bihar December 28, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday accused Congress of having applied 'a sudden brake' on grant of special category status to the state under the influence of its 'natural ally', apparently hinting at RJD. "Things were moving in right direction for grant of special category status to Bihar ... but...
  • Rate the Budget: No changes in tax slabs; super-rich to pay more tax February 28, 2013

    Budget 2013 raised social spending, slapped surcharges on Rs 1-crore-plus incomes and on property deals, increased corporate tax payouts, and kept tight deficit targets. ...
  • Budget 2013: No changes in tax slabs; super-rich to pay more tax February 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Sparing the common man and taxing the super-rich - both individuals and corporates - Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram increased social spending but stayed away from blatant pre-poll sops in his Union Budget for 2013-14. Belying fears of profligate spending to win votes, the Finance Minister kept a...
  • Women being treated as chattel: Chidambaram March 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Hoping that attitudes would change with education, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday that women were being treated as chattel and that was one reason for crimes against women. "I certainly share the view that women are treated as chattel... one reason why crime is committed against women...
  • 'Communal Violence Bill a thorn in UPA's throat' December 18, 2011

    Lucknow BJP leader Arun Jaitely on Sunday said UPA government was in dilemma over the draft Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill, terming it as a "thorn stuck in its throat". "The Bill has become thorn in the throat of the UPA government, which is...
  • PC's Telangana remark a dillydallying tactic: BJP November 2, 2011

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh BJP on Monday dubbed Union Home Minister P Chidamabaram's statement over Telangana issue as a "dillydallying tactic" by the Centre. "Chidambaram's remark is nothing but a dillydallying tactic by the central government on the issue of Telangana," state AP BJP general secretary N Ramachander Rao alleged in a...
  • Rich must be ready to be taxed more: Chidambaram September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram, who as Finance Minister had slashed taxes, on Wednesday suggested that rich should be taxed more even though 'many people' would not like the idea. "We must raise the tax revenue to defend (the expected aggregate decline of resources). I know many people won't like...
  • Visit Naxalaffected areas: Chidambaram to CMs September 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Terming Naxal menace and not terrorism as the most violent movement in the country, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday suggested Chief Ministers Of the Left Wing Extremism affected states to first take villagers into confidence. "The battle is to restore hearts and minds. Not many Chief Ministers...
  • CBI is picking and choosing 2G accused: Raja July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: On day two of the 2G spectrum scam trial former telecom minister A raja started his defence by saying that he had not implicated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh or the then Finance Minister P Chidambarm and it was the media that had misquoted him. However, minutes later Raja...
  • India has to focus on 26/11 case: Chidambaram July 25, 2011

    New Delhi: On the eve of talks between IndoPak Foreign Ministers, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said that India cannot take its "eyes off the ball" on the issue of 26/11 terror attacks as Pakistan has "done very little" to bring to justice those behind the carnage. The Home Minister...
  • ULFA declares indefinite ceasefire in Assam July 12, 2011

    Guwahati: The protalk ULFA faction led by chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa on Tuesday announced a unilateral indefinite ceasefire to ensure a peaceful atmosphere for political negotiations. "Recognising and respecting the desire of the people of Assam for a peaceful solution of the ongoing conflict, the General Council had decided to initiate political...
  • Andhra Pradesh on alert over Telangana bandh July 5, 2011

    Hyderabad: Security has been stepped up in Andhra Pradesh, specially at the Osmania University campus the nerve centre of separate statehood protests and prohibitory orders placed in Hyderabad in view of the 48hour bandh called by Telangana supporters on Tuesday. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy reviewed the situation...
  • Attack on Baba Ramdev blot on democracy: BJP June 5, 2011

    New Delhi: Slamming the Congress for "attacking" Baba Ramdev on Saturday night, the BJP on Sunday said the government has put a blot on democracy in the country. "Home Minister P Chidamabaram has replaced General Dyer, who had massacred peaceful agitators in Jallianwala Bagh during the freedom struggle," BJP president...
  • Assam: ULFA, govt to begin peace talks February 10, 2011

    New Delhi: On Wednesday morning, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) chiefs met Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to iron out last minute glitches and then in the afternoon, the eightmember ULFA delegation flew out of Guwahati along with a 13 memberAssam government delegation and arrived in New Delhi for...
  • Jaitley holds Chidambaram responsible for IPL loss March 23, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian Premier League's decision to shift abroad has almost clubbed India with Pakistan as an unsafe sporting venue, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said on Monday as he took another potshot at Home Minister P Chidambaram for refusing to assure security for the event. Jaitley, who is also the...