P Chidambaram

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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.

Decisions taken collectively, how is Chidambaram at fault, asks Manmohan

24 Sep 2019

Decisions taken collectively, how is Chidambaram at fault, asks Manmohan

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar jail in connection to corruption in INX Media case, has found support in ex-Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Manmohan, Sonia meet Chidambaram in Tihar. 'Honored', says jailed leader

23 Sep 2019

Manmohan, Sonia meet Chidambaram in Tihar. 'Honored', says jailed leader

Lodged in Tihar jail since September 5, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was visited by Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday morning.

Setback for Chidambaram, will be lodged in Tihar till October-3

19 Sep 2019

Setback for Chidambaram, will be lodged in Tihar till October-3

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar jail since September 5, will stay there till October 3, a special court ruled on Thursday.

In letter to 'jailed' father Chidambaram, Karti mocks PM Modi

16 Sep 2019

In letter to 'jailed' father Chidambaram, Karti mocks PM Modi

Karti Chidambaram, in a two-page letter addressed to his father and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on the latter's 74th birthday, criticized the current government.

Sibal wants home-cooked food for Chidambaram, Delhi HC says 'impossible'

12 Sep 2019

Sibal wants home-cooked food for Chidambaram, Delhi HC says 'impossible'

P Chidambaram should be given home-cooked food inside Tihar jail, his lawyer and party colleague Kapil Sibal told the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

From Tihar, Chidambaram mocks Narendra Modi-led government

11 Sep 2019

From Tihar, Chidambaram mocks Narendra Modi-led government

P Chidambaram, former Union Minister of Finance and Home, may have been lodged at Tihar jail but that hasn't stopped him from attacking the government, led by BJP.

INX Media Case: CBI questions Indrani Mukerjea in prison

10 Sep 2019

INX Media Case: CBI questions Indrani Mukerjea in prison

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is investigating alleged corruption in foreign funds which INX Media received years ago, questioned Indrani Mukerjea in Mumbai's Byculla jail on Tuesday.

INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers

09 Sep 2019

INX Media case: In message from Tihar, Chidambaram 'defends' officers

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in Tihar jail, said on Monday that he doesn't want any of the officers involved in the INX Media case to be arrested as they didn't commit any wrongdoing.

INX Media case: How Chidambaram spent night at Tihar jail

06 Sep 2019

INX Media case: How Chidambaram spent night at Tihar jail

The worst fears of former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram, came true on Thursday after a special court ordered that he should be sent to judicial custody at Tihar jail.

Chidambaram faces arrest by ED as SC rejects bail plea

05 Sep 2019

Chidambaram faces arrest by ED as SC rejects bail plea

Thursday started on a sour note for former Finance Minister P Chidambaram as the Supreme Court rejected his plea seeking anticipatory bail in the case registered by Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Important day for Chidambaram, SC to pronounce verdict on pleas

05 Sep 2019

Important day for Chidambaram, SC to pronounce verdict on pleas

P Chidambaram, the former Finance Minister, who has been in CBI custody has an important day today, as courts will pronounce verdict on a bunch of his pleas.

Chidambaram will stay in CBI custody till September 5

03 Sep 2019

Chidambaram will stay in CBI custody till September 5

Saving P Chidambaram of the embarrassment of being sent to Tihar jail, Asia's largest prison facility, Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that the former Finance Minister will stay in the custody of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) till Thursday, September 5.

Chidambaram's CBI custody extended again, this time till September 2

30 Aug 2019

Chidambaram's CBI custody extended again, this time till September 2

A special court on Friday extended the CBI custody of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram till September 2, Monday.