P CHIDAMBARAM

  • Should a politician's private life become a public issue? May 1, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has tweeted that he is in a relationship with a journalist Amrita Rai. In a tweet he said, "I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case." ...
  • FIR against Modi: Chidambaram says he should apologise May 1, 2014

    Taking a jibe at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that he should apologise for the violation of model code of conduct. ...
  • Boasting Gujarat model is like mocking other states: Chidambaram April 27, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday hit out at Narendra Modi, saying that boasting Gujarat model is like mocking other states. He also added that other states are much more successful than Gujarat in other areas. ...
  • Cannot send commandoes to Pakistan to nab Dawood Ibrahim: Chidambaram April 26, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his stand on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Chidamabaram said, "We cannot indulge in any clandestine activity. We know that Dawood is in Pakistan and that the government there is protecting him. We...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Biggest phase of polling ends in 121 constituencies April 17, 2014

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...
  • Narendra Modi supports crony capitalism, says Chidambaram April 13, 2014

    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 March 31, 2014

    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 March 21, 2014

    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? March 12, 2014

    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 February 23, 2014

    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 February 20, 2014

    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 February 19, 2014

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

    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? February 19, 2014

    The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that a nonUPA, nonNDA federal front will form the government next. Earlier in the day, she met with anticorruption 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? February 18, 2014

    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? February 18, 2014

    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? February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled 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 February 17, 2014

    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? February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNNIBN'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 February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled 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 February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congressled UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNNIBN 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 February 17, 2014

    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 automobile 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 February 17, 2014

    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 growth...
  • Watch: Experts rate P Chidambaram's interim budget February 17, 2014

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget on Monday highlighting the Congressled 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 February 17, 2014

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

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

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

    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 201213 slipped to a decadelow of 4.5 per cent. The economy expanded 4.6 per cent in the first half (AprilSeptember)...
  • A Billion Votes: Is a Third Front government in 2014 a pipedream? February 3, 2014

    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...