P Chidambaram

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Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

23 Nov 2020

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

18 Nov 2020

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

India may have crossed coronavirus peak, claims Finance Ministry

05 Oct 2020

India may have crossed coronavirus peak, claims Finance Ministry

Seven months after India imposed a strict lockdown to contain coronavirus spread, the country may have crossed the peak, the Finance Ministry said in its September report.

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

22 Sep 2020

Suspended MPs protest overnight, Harivansh offers tea, PM lauds gesture

Eight members of the Rajya Sabha, who were suspended by Chairman Venkaiah Naidu on Monday over the ruckus a day earlier, spent the night at the Parliament complex, continuing their protest over the passage of farm Bills.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

25 Aug 2020

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

10 Aug 2020

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

With a tweet on Sunday, Lok Sabha MP from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi sparked a heated conversation surrounding language and attempted to slam the BJP-led Centre for imposing Hindi across the nation.

Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus; goes into home quarantine

03 Aug 2020

Karti Chidambaram tests positive for coronavirus; goes into home quarantine

Member of Parliament Karti Chidamabaram (48) on Monday revealed that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Chidamabaram, who represents Sivaganga (Tamil Nadu) in the Lok Sabha, is the latest among prominent political figures to have contracted the infection.

Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

20 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: Sachin Pilot v/s Ashok Gehlot in HC today

On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court took up a plea filed by former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot and 18 of his loyalists challenging the disqualification notices served to them by Speaker CP Joshi last week, soon after the desert state plunged into a political crisis.

Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

17 Jul 2020

Pilot calls Chidambaram; Congress suspends two MLAs over BJP links

The political crisis in Rajasthan took a surprising turn on Thursday as rebel Sachin Pilot called up senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, days after the party stripped him of two posts.

Rajasthan crisis: 'Rebel' Sachin Pilot skips second Congress meeting

14 Jul 2020

Rajasthan crisis: 'Rebel' Sachin Pilot skips second Congress meeting

Sending a clear message to Congress that he isn't impressed with whatever he is being offered, Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot skipped another meeting on Tuesday. He also remained absent from Monday's meeting, called to show CM Ashok Gehlot's "strength."

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

20 Jun 2020

Controversy being created on Modi's remarks at all-party meet: PMO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese forces are being given a "mischievous interpretation," the PM's office said in a statement on Saturday.

Amid lockdown, UP government starts evacuation of stranded migrant workers

28 Mar 2020

Amid lockdown, UP government starts evacuation of stranded migrant workers

The Uttar Pradesh government has pressed 1,000 buses into service to evacuate migrant workers stranded due to the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

20 Feb 2020

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

13 Feb 2020

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

The Congress party is likely to hold its plenary session towards the end of the budget session where its new chief will reportedly be elected.

After blaming Sheila Dixit for decline, Congress' PC Chacko resigns

12 Feb 2020

After blaming Sheila Dixit for decline, Congress' PC Chacko resigns

At a time when Congress must get its act together as it failed to win even a single seat in its former citadel, Delhi, the party's leader PC Chacko blamed veteran Sheila Dixit, who passed away last year, for the decline.

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

31 Jan 2020

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.

Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment

21 Jan 2020

Jeff Bezos snubbed: IMF's Gita Gopinath says India needs investment

At a time when India is witnessing a historic economic slump, the government should welcome investments, said chief economist of International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, on Monday.

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

17 Jan 2020

Piyush Goyal snubs Bezos's $1bn investment announcement, Chidambaram slams him

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos came to India bearing gifts. The world's richest man promised to invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses, but this offer was welcomed rudely.

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

29 Dec 2019

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

29 Dec 2019

Will consult states before NRC: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spoke on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and plans of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation.

Jharkhand elections: BJP loses another state, Hemant Soren emerges victorious

23 Dec 2019

Jharkhand elections: BJP loses another state, Hemant Soren emerges victorious

Today, BJP faced a humiliating defeat as the state of Jharkhand slipped through its hands.

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

18 Dec 2019

SC to hear nearly 60 pleas against Citizenship Act today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear nearly 60 petitions challenging the newly-implemented Citizenship Act, which has created a storm across India.

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

14 Dec 2019

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

Waking up from its slumber, Congress did something on Saturday to show the country's opposition is not dead after all.

Supreme Court grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media case

04 Dec 2019

Supreme Court grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media case

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court granted bail to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case.

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

01 Dec 2019

People afraid to criticize Modi government, says industrialist Rahul Bajaj

Bajaj Group chairperson Rahul Bajaj on Saturday raised several concerns about the Narendra Modi government at an event.

Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till December 11; bail hearing adjourned

27 Nov 2019

Chidambaram's judicial custody extended till December 11; bail hearing adjourned

A Delhi court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Congress leader P Chidambaram till December 11 in the INX Media corruption case.

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

27 Nov 2019

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

Ahead of his hearing in the Supreme Court in the INX Media corruption case, Congress leader P Chidambaram was visited by party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Tihar Jail in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

30 Oct 2019

Delhi court sends Chidambaram to judicial custody till Nov 13

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram has been sent to Tihar jail till November 13 by Delhi court in the INX Media money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Chidambaram is suffering from Crohn's disease, needs immediate treatment: Sources

30 Oct 2019

Chidambaram is suffering from Crohn's disease, needs immediate treatment: Sources

A day after he was discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram is said to be suffering from Crohn's disease, sources told PTI.

In ED custody, P Chidambaram's health worsens, rushed to AIIMS

28 Oct 2019

In ED custody, P Chidambaram's health worsens, rushed to AIIMS

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is in Enforcement Directorate custody, was on Monday rushed to AIIMS after his health dipped.

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

23 Oct 2019

Sonia Gandhi meets DK Shivakumar in Tihar: Details here

Congress is not giving up on its leaders, even the jailed ones. This is the message interim party president Sonia Gandhi sent on Wednesday when she visited DK Shivakumar in Tihar prison.

Bail granted to Chidambaram, but will remain in ED custody

22 Oct 2019

Bail granted to Chidambaram, but will remain in ED custody

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram got a slight relief from the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The top court granted him bail in the INX Media case registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

CBI charges P Chidambaram, 13 others, in INX Media case

18 Oct 2019

CBI charges P Chidambaram, 13 others, in INX Media case

Congress leader and ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram was among those named in the charge-sheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the INX Media case on Friday. The CBI also charged Chidambaram's son, Karti.

INX Media case: ED officials arrest Chidambaram after interrogating him

16 Oct 2019

INX Media case: ED officials arrest Chidambaram after interrogating him

Former Finance Minister and Congress veteran P Chidambaram, who is currently lodged at Tihar jail in connection to the INX Media case, was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials this morning.

Enforcement Directorate allowed to arrest Chidambaram in INX Media case

15 Oct 2019

Enforcement Directorate allowed to arrest Chidambaram in INX Media case

On Tuesday, a special Delhi court allowed the Enforcement Directorate to arrest former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case.

Chidambaram's custody extended to October-17, but may get home-cooked meals

03 Oct 2019

Chidambaram's custody extended to October-17, but may get home-cooked meals

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested by CBI in a dramatic fashion from his New Delhi residence on August 21, will remain in Tihar jail till October 17, a special court said on Thursday.

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

01 Oct 2019

Shivakumar will remain in Tihar till October 15, rules court

In all likeliness, the woes of Congress leader DK Shivakumar will not end anytime soon.

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

30 Sep 2019

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram may influence witnesses and hence he can not be given bail, the Delhi High Court noted on Monday.