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Congress president Sonia Gandhi with Ghulam Nabi Azad, A K Antony, Manmohan Singh and P. Chidambram as she addresses the media after a meeting of the CWC at AICC in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sibal, Chidambaram not wrong, retrospection does not mean removal of Gandhis, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Azad, who was among 23 Congress leaders who had written to Sonia Gandhi earlier this year calling for major changes including full-time and effective leadership, told ANI in an interview that the “medicine for the party” is to conduct organizational elections at block, district and state level.
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Former finance minister and Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram at the Parliament House during the Budget Session, in New Delhi in March 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Former finance minister and Rajya Sabha MP P Chidambaram at the Parliament House during the Budget Session, in New Delhi in March 2020.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Remember, this is pre-lockdown’: Chidambaram warns on India’s 11-year low GDP slump

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 07:15 PM IST
“Remember, this is pre-lockdown. Of the 91 days of Q4, lockdown applied to only to 7 days,” Chidambaram said in a tweet on the government released data for country’s GDP.
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File photo: Former finance minister P Chidambaram.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Former finance minister P Chidambaram.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

‘PM gave a headline and a blank page’: Chidambaram on Rs 20 lakh cr Covid-19 economic package

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Chidambaram said that he looks forward to learning the details of the stimulus package which will be made public by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
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Former finance minister P Chidambaram(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Former finance minister P Chidambaram(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Glad RBI took note of concerns: Chidambaram after central bank pumps Rs 50,000 crore for mutual funds

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 11:52 AM IST
P Chidambaram comment came soon after RBI announced a special liquidity facility worth Rs 50,000 crore for mutual funds.
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Former Finance Minister and Congress MP P Chidambaram said this was the time of discussing the growth rate of coronavirus and not GDP.(HT PHOTO.)
Former Finance Minister and Congress MP P Chidambaram said this was the time of discussing the growth rate of coronavirus and not GDP.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Stupid advice,’ says Chidambaram on interest rate cut for small savings

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2020 08:38 PM IST
The government reduced the interest rates on small savings schemes by 70 to 140 basis points for the year 2020 during April-June quarter.
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Congress leader P Chidambaram wearing a face mask as precaution against the coronavirus during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Congress leader P Chidambaram wearing a face mask as precaution against the coronavirus during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

‘Coronavirus can’t be fought with moral armaments’: Chidambaram on PM’s address

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2020 09:37 AM IST
The Congress leader said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should act boldly to tackle coronavirus, which has affected more than 2,00,000 people globally.
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Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram at Parliament House during the ongoing Budget Session, on March 18.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram at Parliament House during the ongoing Budget Session, on March 18.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Hours before PM Modi’ address to nation on Covid-19, Chidambaram tweets a suggestion

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 05:54 PM IST
PM Modi will address the nation on Thursday at 8 pm today in which he will talk about issues relating to coronavirus disease Covid-19 and the efforts to combat it.
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“Who knows, FM may blame the UPA for the miraculous jump between 2014 and 2019,” Chidambaram said in his second tweet.(Photo: Rahul Raut/ HT Photo)
“Who knows, FM may blame the UPA for the miraculous jump between 2014 and 2019,” Chidambaram said in his second tweet.(Photo: Rahul Raut/ HT Photo)

‘Who knows, FM may blame UPA’: Chidambaram jabs govt over Yes Bank crisis

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:02 PM IST
As India’s fifth-largest private lender Yes Bank plunged into a financial crisis, P Chidambaram launched a blistering attack on Nirmala Sitharaman and BJP-led government on Twitter.
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In Photo: Ex- NITI Aayog CEO, Sindhushree Khullar. On Tuesday, the court directed the CBI to hand over to Chidambarams certain documents filed along with the charge sheet in the case.(Twitter/@UNinIndia)
In Photo: Ex- NITI Aayog CEO, Sindhushree Khullar. On Tuesday, the court directed the CBI to hand over to Chidambarams certain documents filed along with the charge sheet in the case.(Twitter/@UNinIndia)

INX Media case: Delhi court grants bail to ex-NITI Aayog CEO, others

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 05:15 PM IST
Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar also granted bail to former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to finance minister Pradeep Kumar Bagga and former FIPB director Prabodh Saxena.
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Deputy SP Ramaswamy Parthasarathy, known for his cool demeanour but stern attitude, had arrested Chidambaram’s son Karti too. (PTI photo)
Deputy SP Ramaswamy Parthasarathy, known for his cool demeanour but stern attitude, had arrested Chidambaram’s son Karti too. (PTI photo)

President’s Medal for cop who climbed Chidambaram’s house wall to arrest him

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 10:13 AM IST
Deputy SP Ramaswamy Parthasarathy, who arrested Chidambaram in the INX Media case last year, has been conferred with the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, the officials said.
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Chidambaram criticized the government for a heavy handed approach to Kashmir where restrictions were introduced in August last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370, still remain in force.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Chidambaram criticized the government for a heavy handed approach to Kashmir where restrictions were introduced in August last year when the Centre scrapped Article 370, still remain in force.(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: On Republic Day, Chidambaram calls for raising level of protest and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2020 09:41 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at this hour. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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The objective of NPR is to create a “comprehensive identity database of every usual resident” in India.(Anshuman Poyrekar /HT File Photo)
The objective of NPR is to create a “comprehensive identity database of every usual resident” in India.(Anshuman Poyrekar /HT File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: New NPR records to include mother tongue of residents and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2020 08:56 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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File image of India cricketer R Ashwin.(PTI)
File image of India cricketer R Ashwin.(PTI)

Ranji Trophy: R Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik in Tamil Nadu team against Mumbai,Railways

By PTI | Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The team led by Vijay Shankar will take on Mumbai at the M A Chidambaram stadium here from January 11 while it meets Railways here from January 19.
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JNU VC Mamidala Jagdish Kumar addressing media personnel at his office at JNU campus on Jan 7, 2010. (Photo Vipin Kumar/HT)
JNU VC Mamidala Jagdish Kumar addressing media personnel at his office at JNU campus on Jan 7, 2010. (Photo Vipin Kumar/HT)

On JNU V-C’s ‘put the past behind’ advice to students, Chidambaram’s twist

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 08:00 AM IST
On Tuesday, an under fire V-C appealed to the students to “make a new beginning” after masked goons ran riot on campus vandalising property and roughing up students and teachers.
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Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram(ANI)
Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram(ANI)

‘Act of impunity, can only happen with support of govt’: Chidambaram on JNU violence

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 09:47 PM IST
A clash broke out between members of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union and the ABVP on the university campus on Sunday.
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm:P Chidambaram questioned by ED in Rs 70,000 crore aircraft deal during UPA-1 and all the latest news at this hour

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 09:00 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses media in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday(ANI Photo)
Former Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses media in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday(ANI Photo)

Chidambaram bats for Rahul Gandhi over Amit Shah’s CAA-debate challenge

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 01:11 AM IST
A day earlier on Friday, Amit Shah had accused the Congress of spreading rumours and disrupting the peace by misleading people and had challenged Rahul Gandhi to point out one discriminatory aspect of the CAA.
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The Shiv Sena abstained from voting on the contentious citizenship bill in Rajya Sabha as the government did not give satisfactory answers to queries raised by the party, its Upper House member Anil Desai said.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
The Shiv Sena abstained from voting on the contentious citizenship bill in Rajya Sabha as the government did not give satisfactory answers to queries raised by the party, its Upper House member Anil Desai said.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

We are happy Sena didn’t vote in favour of citizenship bill, says Chidambaram

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2019 09:41 AM IST
he Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday
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Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers as he arrives at Chennai airport(PTI Photo)
Congress leader P Chidambaram waves at party workers as he arrives at Chennai airport(PTI Photo)

If BJP stays in power, India won’t recover from slowdown: Chidambaram

By MC Rajan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Earlier, the Congress veteran had alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had left it to his ministers to indulge in ‘bluff and blister’ about the state of the economy. He had also charged Modi with being ‘unusually silent’ on the economy.
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P Chidambaram on Thursday criticised the BJP government’s handling of the economy
P Chidambaram on Thursday criticised the BJP government’s handling of the economy

‘Stubborn, mulish and clueless’: Chidambaram hammers govt over economy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Former finance minister P Chidambaram’s first Press conference after his release from jail focussed on the state of the economy.
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The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on Wednesday on former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s bail plea in the INX Media case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on Wednesday on former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s bail plea in the INX Media case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

P Chidambaram to walk out of Tihar jail, gets bail from Supreme Court after 105 days

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 01:41 PM IST
P Chidambaram has been in custody since his dramatic arrest televised live by a team of Central Bureau of Investigation officers late on August 21.
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A video shot by a devotee shows Dharshan alleging that Latha was trying to rob his gold chain.(Sourced)
A video shot by a devotee shows Dharshan alleging that Latha was trying to rob his gold chain.(Sourced)

Priest in Tamil Nadu temple slaps woman for demanding proper conduct of rituals

By M Manikandan | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 10:31 PM IST
According to Latha, a priest working in the ‘Mukkuruni Vinayagar’ temple inside the Thillai Natrajar complex also abused her in foul language.
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Chidambaram’s legal team led by senior lawyer Kapil Sibal had argued that the senior Congress leader’s continued detention in jail was not designed to advance the cause of justice but harm his health.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
Chidambaram’s legal team led by senior lawyer Kapil Sibal had argued that the senior Congress leader’s continued detention in jail was not designed to advance the cause of justice but harm his health.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

P Chidambaram’s bail request rejected, court says will send a wrong message

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 04:10 PM IST
The court had recently reserved the order after the conclusion of the arguments. The Congress leader has already secured bail in the CBI case.
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File photo of former finance minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)
File photo of former finance minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

ED opposes Chidambaram’s bail plea in High Court citing gravity of offences

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 05:31 PM IST
The ED, in its affidavit filed in response to 74-year-old Chidambaram’s bail petition, said the contention of the senior Congress leader that no offence is made out against him is “untenable in law” and his plea is liable to be rejected.
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Delhi HC asks AIIMS to form medical board for opinion on former FM P Chidambaram’s health(PTI File Photo)
Delhi HC asks AIIMS to form medical board for opinion on former FM P Chidambaram’s health(PTI File Photo)

Delhi High Court sets up AIIMS panel for Chidambaram’s health status

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 01:08 PM IST
Thursday’s court order came in response to a request by the former minister who had asked to be released on interim bail for a few days on medical grounds.
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Chidambaram took a swipe after he was sent to 14-day judicial custody to Tihar Jail for his alleged involvement in the INX money laundering case being probed by Enforcement Directorate.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Chidambaram took a swipe after he was sent to 14-day judicial custody to Tihar Jail for his alleged involvement in the INX money laundering case being probed by Enforcement Directorate.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

EU MPs may attend Indian Parliament, speak in favour of the government: Chidambaram’s latest jibe on way to Tihar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 07:41 PM IST
P Chidambaram swipe comes a day after the government allowed the visit of 23 members of European Union parliamentarians to Jammu and Kashmir.
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Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram was discharged from AIIMS Delhi on Monday evening.(ANI Twitter)
Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram was discharged from AIIMS Delhi on Monday evening.(ANI Twitter)

Former union minister P Chidambaram taken to AIIMS Delhi, now discharged

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 07:47 PM IST
P Chidambaram, who is being probed by the Supreme Court for his alleged involvement in the INX media case, had also claimed that he fell sick twice during the two months in custody and his health could worsen if not released.
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Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram after being produced in the Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the INX Media corruption case, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Photo: PTI)
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram after being produced in the Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the INX Media corruption case, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Photo: PTI)

‘What’s the hurry’: Court allows ED to question, arrest Chidambaram if needed

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:02 AM IST
The Delhi court said that the interrogation of the accused in the court is not up to the dignity of a person of this stature.
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A Delhi court will on Tuesday pronounce its order on an Enforcement Directorate (ED) plea seeking former finance minister P Chidambaram’s arrest and interrogation in the INX Media money laundering case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)
A Delhi court will on Tuesday pronounce its order on an Enforcement Directorate (ED) plea seeking former finance minister P Chidambaram’s arrest and interrogation in the INX Media money laundering case.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT PHOTO)

Court to rule on P Chidambaram’s arrest today

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2019 05:47 AM IST
Chidambaram, 74, is in judicial custody until October 17 in the INX Media corruption case that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed.
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P Chidambaram. (ANI photo)
P Chidambaram. (ANI photo)

Chidambaram, lodged in Tihar, referred to AIIMS after stomach ache complaint: Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:41 PM IST
On Thursday, the senior leader moved the Supreme Court to seek bail in the CBI’s INX Media group case and requested the court to schedule an early hearing.
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