P Chidambaram

  • Narendra Modi supports crony capitalism, says Chidambaram 13-04-2014 08:40 AM

    The Congress continues to target BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Finance Minister P Chidambaram has now said that the former supports crony capitalism. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Chidambaram also hit out at India Inc for calling business leaders fickle. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Modi represents crony capitalism, says Chidambaram 31-03-2014 07:40 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram hit out at Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, saying he represented "crony capitalism" and big businesses which liked it, supported him. ...
  • My father not retiring from politics: Chidambaram's son Karti 21-03-2014 11:24 AM

    Karti will fight the Lok Sabha elections from Sivaganga, his father Chidambaram's constituency. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Narendra Modi contest from Lucknow or Allahabad? 12-03-2014 07:40 PM

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • Watch: Chidambaram-Modi's debate on economy in TWTW 23-02-2014 11:34 AM

    There was a war of words between Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi after the latter took a jibe at the Finance Minister, saying hard-work helps in solving coutry's problem not Harvard. Chidambaram is alumnus of Harvard. In this show, Cyrus tries to depict debate between...
  • Rahul Gandhi has all the qualities of a good leader: Chidambaram 20-02-2014 11:16 PM

    Chidambaram was speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate. He also spoke about the state of the Indian economy and the situation in Parliament. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: TN's decision to release Rajiv killers shocks Congress 19-02-2014 08:40 PM

    It is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's masterstroke. Jayalalithaa has now put the ball in the Centre's court by ordering the release of all 7 Rajiv Gandhi killers from jail. She has given just three days' time to the Centre to ratify the decision. The Centre is shocked by...
  • A Billion Votes: Is Mamata in PM race with Anna's endorsement? 19-02-2014 07:23 PM

    The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that a non-UPA, non-NDA federal front will form the government next. Earlier in the day, she met with anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare who said that there was no other leader like Mamata Banerjee. Mamata too said Anna will select her party's...
  • The Last Word: Has 'One rank One Pension' scheme been fully funded? 18-02-2014 09:20 PM

    An interim budget is about vote catching and the announcement of the 'One Rank One Pension' scheme is perhaps the one expenditure which the government is hoping will pay immediate dividends. The defence budget has been raised by 10 per cent out of which Rs 500 crore will be earmarked...
  • A Billion Votes: Can Telangana Bill resurrect Congress fortunes? 18-02-2014 07:53 PM

    After days of protest and an unprecedented decision to black out the live telecast of the proceedings, Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) by a voice vote even as several MPs called it the "murder of democracy". ...
  • Can Chidambaram's last budget speech revive the UPA's fortune? 17-02-2014 10:22 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Chidambaram delivered the speech amidst sloganeering by Congress MPs from Seemandhra and also provided service tax exemption for storage and warehousing...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-02-2014 10:10 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Budget 2014: What is the state of the economy the UPA leaves behind? 17-02-2014 09:17 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar debates this budget with Union Minister Kapil Sibal, BJP leader Arun Jaitley and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Politics behind the Interim Budget 2014 17-02-2014 07:30 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country 17-02-2014 07:13 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • Duty relief helpful if it works for a long time: FICCI 17-02-2014 06:13 PM

    FICCI president Sidharth Birla said that the government has given some duty relief but we have to see the duration of it. But if it works for a long time, it will be very helpful. The auto-mobile industry was in a bad state and he has tried to help it...
  • Growth rate could to go up to 5 per cent in current fiscal year: FM 17-02-2014 05:02 PM

    Rejecting allegations of policy paralysis in UPA's tenure, Finance Minsiter P Chidambaram said that there has been an unparallaled growth under UPA I and II. In the interim budget presented on Monday, he kept the fiscal deficit below the redline at 4.6 per cent and expressed hope that the GDP...
  • Watch: Experts rate P Chidambaram's interim budget 17-02-2014 01:19 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget on Monday highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections, the Finance Minister tinkered with excise...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • Politics could hinder India's fund flows: Shankar Sharma 17-02-2014 10:13 AM

    As Finance Minister P Chidamabaram is all set to present interim budget in Parliament on Monday, Shankar Sharma, vice-chairman and joint managing director of First Global, has said, "Politics could be a hindrance to India's fund flow." ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-02-2014 10:40 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • The Last Word: What is the true state of Indian economy? 10-02-2014 09:05 PM

    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. Growth in 2012-13 slipped to a decade-low of 4.5 per cent. The economy expanded 4.6 per cent in the first half (April-September)...
  • A Billion Votes: Is a Third Front government in 2014 a pipedream? 03-02-2014 08:40 PM

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday asserted that a 'Third Front' will not be possible without his party. His statement came after AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa entered into an alliance with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the Lok Sabha elections just...
  • Snooping row: Political conspiracy or tip of the iceberg? 19-11-2013 11:45 PM

    The alleged snooping of a young woman in Bangalore using state machinery by Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in 2009 is turning into a full-blown political war. The Congress and the BJP are indulging in a war of words over the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 12-11-2013 11:30 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: SC panel to probe allegation of harassment by retired judge 12-11-2013 10:01 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a 3-member committee to be set up to probe allegations of sexual harassment against a former apex court judge. A woman lawyer had in a blog claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the judge in December 2012. ...
  • Diwali cheers for markets, sensex ends at all time high 01-11-2013 08:10 PM

    Ahead of the auspicious occasion of Diwali, Sensex hit a life time high of 21,294 during the day trade on Friday, the peak came after 5 years and 10 months. It closed at 21,196, the highest closing ever. Nifty closed at 6,307 points, closed above 6,300 points for the first...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 18-10-2013 11:43 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India hunts for treasure in Unnao, PIL seeks SC monitoring 18-10-2013 09:08 PM

    Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking the court to monitor...