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NYAY to be implemented in phases: P. Chidambaram

Chennai: P. Chidambaram, Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister, here on Wednesday, said the minimum income guarantee (MIG) scheme, announced by his party, will be implemented in phases, after the Congress comes to power at the Centre. Chidambaram said the announcement was made after consulting experts who assured that India had the capability to implement […]

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Modi’s farm income scheme a whimper, not a trump card: Chidambaram

New Delhi :  Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram calls the direct income support scheme in the Interim Budget a “whimper” instead of being a trump card that leaves out an overwhelming majority of the poor and benefits only the land-owner class. He also rejects criticism of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s announcement of loan waivers to […]

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INX case: Ex-Minister Chidambaram appears for ED questioning

New Delhi | Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning in connection with a probe into the INX media case for giving a Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the group in 2007. Chidambaram arrived at the Jamnagar office at 11.05 a.m. This is the third […]

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CBI seeks Centre’s nod to prosecute Chidambaram in INX Media case

New Delhi :  The CBI on Monday said it has sought prosecution sanction against former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in its ongoing investigation into the INX Media case for giving Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to the group in 2007. A Central Bureau of Investigation source confirmed to IANS that […]

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Modi deal gifted Dassault Rs 186 crore more per Rafale: Congress

New Delhi : The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of compromising national security in the Rafale deal by “denying” to the IAF 90 aircraft it desperately needed and “gifted” Dassault Rs 186 crore more per aircraft at the cost of the public exchequer in the deal it signed with France. Citing a media […]

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Sedition charge against Kanhaiya, others absurd, exposes govts motive: Chidambaram

New Delhi | Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday criticised Delhi Police action against former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others calling it “absurd,” saying the move taken after three years “exposes” the motive of the government. “The charge of sedition against Kanhaiya Kumar and others is absurd. If it […]