Finance Minister P Chidambaram

  • Batla house encounter was genuine: Chidambaram July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who as then Home Minister monitored the probe into the Batla House case, said on Thursday, that he felt that the gunfight between police and the Indian Mujahideen terrorists was genuine and was satisfied that the prosecution could prove the case in court. Chidambaram said...
  • More reforms in next 2 to 4 months: Chidambaram April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Committing to carry forward the economic reforms programme in the remaining term of UPAII, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government will take more executive actions in the next two to four months and sought cooperation of the main opposition party to push through important bills...
  • Chidambaram kicks off weeklong trip to North America trip April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will seek to drum up foreign investment from the United States and Canada this week to fund a record high current account deficit, even as policymakers debate the risks of overreliance on foreign investors to finance the gap. As Chidambaram kicks off a weeklong...
  • Chidambaram to begin Canada, US tour tomorrow April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram is embarking on a week long visit to Canada and the US on Sunday to sell India's growth story to foreign investors and participate in the World Bank/IMF spring meetings in Washington. During his tour, he is expected to talk about the recent steps...
  • Union Budget 2013-14: The funniest tweets February 28, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram plans to get more income for the government by taxing the super-rich and the corporate sector even though he left untouched income tax rates and slabs. But with an eye firmly on the Lok Sabha elections which are scheduled for early 2014, Chidambaram also focused on...
  • Interim Budget may include tax changes: PC February 12, 2009

    New Delhi: India's interim budget later this month may include some changes in the tax structure and further stimulus measures, Home Minister and former finance minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said on Thursday, as authorities move to salvage growth. "Wait until February 16. I suppose everything is possible," Chidambaram said when asked...
  • Assocham withdraws report forecasting job cuts October 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Industries association Assocham has withdrawn its controversial report forecasting 25-30 per cent job cuts. The report was strongly criticised by the government and trade bodies FICCI and CII for spreading panic. Finance Minister P Chidambaram set fears to rest with a public statement. Chidambaram said, “At nine per...
  • Enough oil in market to meet demands: OPEC president June 23, 2008

    Mumbai: The meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members and oil consumers in Saudi Arabia has failed to produce any solution to check rising oil prices. Speaking at the meeting, India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram called for a fixed price band. Saudi Arabia has promised to...