March 29, 2020 9:36 am
Not only was the country not prepared for a nationwide lockdown, even the Central government was unprepared. How can one otherwise explain the fact that the Economic Task Force announced by the PM on March 19 has not been constituted so far?
March 26, 2020 3:53 am
Chidambaram said the government should ask all employers registered under any law to "maintain current levels of employment and wages", and guarantee to these employers that "wages will be reimbursed by the government within 30 days of payment".
March 18, 2020 5:56 pm
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram speaks to The Indian Express on what he thinks about the government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
March 07, 2020 10:01 pm
The senior Congress leader's remarks come two days after the RBI imposed a moratorium on crisis-ridden Yes Bank, restricting withdrawals to Rs 50,000 per depositor till April 3.
March 07, 2020 4:05 am
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said bad loans given during the UPA period had led to the present financial condition of the bank.
March 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Yes Bank was on Thursday placed under a moratorium, with the RBI capping deposit withdrawals at Rs 50,000 per account for a month and superseding its board.
February 29, 2020 9:57 am
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said he "strongly disapproved" the Delhi government's decision to prosecute former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in the 2016 JNU sedition case.
February 20, 2020 11:47 am
In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said the Centre's decision is another example of "BJP government’s shortsightedness and misplaced priorities."
February 16, 2020 11:20 am
There is nothing unusual or inherently wrong about a right-wing ideology. It is only when right-wing leaders politicise their religion and attempt to divide people on the ground of religion that the Constitution is violated and social harmony is disrupted. The BJP has done just that.
February 14, 2020 3:17 am
Chidambaram also said the BJP-led Union government brought in the Citizen (Amendment) Act (CAA) following the “fiasco” in Assam due to the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC).
June 01, 2016 11:10 am
From Chidambaram saying there was nothing wrong in the second affidavit drafted in the Ishrat Jahan case to Sanjay Bhandari admitting to email from Robert vadra, top news that made headlines today.
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February 17, 2014 6:27 pm
In sops to middle-class ahead of the elections and to boost manufacturing, the Interim Budget Monday slashed excise duty on cars and two- wheelers, capital goods and consumer non durables and acceptance of long standing demand of one-rank-one-pension for ex-servicemen.
November 12, 2018 9:37 am
Two years on, The Indian Express learns that RBI did not approve of demonetisation and more about the week’s top stories in Express Eye for Detail episode 12.
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New Delhi, Feb 29 (ANI): Congress Leader P. Chidambaram on Monday said that one big take away from Budget 2016-17 was that there is no new idea presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, adding that NDA has followed its own brand of budget making. He further said that there is no major relief for tax payers, and the reduction of corporate tax rate from 30 percent to 29 percent for a very limited class, is laughable. He said that the only virtue of the budget is that it has left every section disappointed and he is happy that the UPA schemes have been continued with. He added that the government is boasting that they collected more tax than ever, but it was only due to excise on crude and not from corporate tax.
February 25, 2016 9:55 am
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Attacking former finance minister P Chidambaram for his remarks on Afzal’s hanging, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said what took him two years to open his mouth? Swamy questioned that despite being in part of UPA government at that time, why had Chidambaram maintained silence, if there were grave doubts about the extent of Afzal’s involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack. He further said a case of sedition should be filed against him for provoking people to bring down the current government.