Sep 01, 2021 09:12 AM IST
His remarks came after the UN Security Council, under India's Presidency, adopted a strong resolution demanding that the territory of Afghanistan not be used to threaten any country or shelter terrorists and that it expects the Taliban will adhere to commitments made by it on regarding the safe and orderly departure from the country of Afghans and all foreign nationals.
- Aug 18, 2021 11:11 AM IST
The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that divulging information on whether the country uses spyware like Pegasus or not would involve national security aspect as enemies of the nation or those indulging in terror activities would change or modulate their software.
- Aug 10, 2021 01:13 PM IST
NSO Group, an Israeli surveillance software company, has been under increasing attack following allegations that its Pegasus software was used for surveillance of phones of people in several countries, including India.
- Jul 26, 2021 11:46 AM IST
French President Macron has spoken to Bennett over reports that Morocco's security forces may have used the Pegasus spyware to snoop on his cellphones.
- Jul 20, 2021 08:28 AM IST
In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said the minister should answer if the government acquired the Pegasus software/spyware.
- Jul 13, 2021 12:27 PM IST
"Vaccine shortage is a fact. Vaccine production is exaggerated. Vaccine import is a mystery. Vaccinating the entire adult population by December 2021 is an empty boast," he said.
- Jun 29, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Reacting to the development, Chidambaram said, "Some elementary truths: Credit guarantee is not credit. Credit is more debt. No banker will lend to a debt-ridden business."
- May 25, 2021 07:46 AM IST
His attack on the government came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said US pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna have declined to sell coronavirus vaccines to the city government as they want to directly deal with the Centre.
- Apr 12, 2021 09:55 AM IST
He also asked the government to provide funds to ramp up vaccine production and increase supplies as well as to authorise the use of more approved vaccines and allow their import.
- Mar 24, 2021 12:02 PM IST
India abstained from voting on the Resolution on Sri Lanka in the UN Human Rights Council. This is a gross betrayal of the Tamil people and their unanimous sentiment and desire, Chidambaram said on Twitter.
- Feb 28, 2021 08:08 AM IST
"The reward to the farm sector for growing at 3.9% in a recession year is to treat the protesting farmers as if they were enemies of the state," the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.
- Feb 18, 2021 08:17 AM IST
"The farmers are voters. So are migrant workers, MSMEs, the unemployed and the very poor families. When it is their turn, they will vote against the BJP like the Punjab voters.
- Feb 11, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Outrightly rejecting the budget for 2021-22, the senior Congress leader also lashed out at the ruling dispensation, charging it with "incompetent economic management".
- Feb 11, 2021 01:53 PM IST
Chidambaram claimed that the budget for 2021-22 has failed as even a small amount of cash transfer has not been given to the poor and the rations are not being continued with.
- Jan 20, 2021 11:49 AM IST
Nine rounds of talks have taken place between the government and agitating farmer unions without any concrete resolution, while the tenth round is scheduled to be held on Wednesday.
- Dec 11, 2020 02:06 PM IST
P Chidambaram was on a roll, going on to tweet a series of posts in Hindi on BJP-led Uttar Pradesh’s new ‘Love Jihad’ laws, saying the state’s “creativity” deserves “Nobel Prizes for Literature (fiction) and for Peace”.
- May 28, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Deploring the government action, he urged people to demand from the government that the RBI Bond be restored immediately.
- May 18, 2020 01:20 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram said the stimulus package has left several sections like the poor, migrants, farmers, labourers, workers, small shopkeepers and middle class high and dry.
- May 13, 2020 11:30 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced massive new financial incentives on top of the previously announced packages for a combined stimulus of Rs 20 lakh crore.
- May 11, 2020 11:22 AM IST
The government has decided to start train services from May 12 connecting Delhi to some select stations across the country, bookings for which will begin from Monday by the IRCTC.
- May 07, 2020 07:28 AM IST
"What happened to the promise that the migrant workers will be transported by bus and train? Why are these people still walking to their home states," he asked in a series of tweets.
- May 06, 2020 12:53 PM IST
New or higher taxes are justified only when the economy is booming, the former finance minister said, dubbing the imposition of taxes as "cruel".
- Apr 27, 2020 12:45 PM IST
The Reserve Bank of India on Monday announced a Rs 50,000 crore special liquidity facility for mutual funds, days after Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund decided to close six debt schemes.
- Apr 08, 2020 09:50 AM IST
"With unemployment at 23 percent (CMIE) and a freeze on daily wages/incomes, the government must immediately find the resources and remonetise (give cash to) the poor," he said in a series of tweets.
- Mar 23, 2020 10:22 AM IST
"For nearly a week, I have pleaded for a lockdown throughout the country for 2-4 weeks. My plea was met with silence and, in some cases, by derisive trolls," he said.