GSM industry body COAI has written to Home Minister P Chidambaram, who is heading the EGoM on telecom, saying guidelines issued by the Department of Telecommunications for auction of airwaves are discriminatory and erroneous in nature.
Home Minister P Chidambaram today expressed shock and disgust over "deliberate distortion" of his statement in the media about middle class attitude towards price rise, saying he did not "mock or chide" anyone.
The first meeting of the reconstituted Empowered Group of Ministers on spectrum pricing will take place on July 12.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is contemplating a number of measures to contain fiscal deficit and the government will get the economy back to high growth trajectory, Home Minister P Chidambaram said today.
BJP today alleged that Congress is misusing power to influence voting in the presidential elections and claimed the results will be surprising nevertheless.
The government today attacked the BJP's criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's performance as "distasteful" and exuded confidence of taking the economy out of the present "trough" and back to high growth
BJP today said the likely appointment of Home Minister P Chidambaram as head of the Empowered Group of Ministers on telecom spectrum was like making him the 'policeman' in the case.
Home Minister P Chidambaram may head the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on the allocation of telecom spectrum, which was reconstituted today after Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar declined to head it.
The government today claimed the country would bounce back to eight per cent growth rate this financial year and held there was no paralysis in the UPA II government as alleged by some sections.
The government today extended by one year the one per cent interest subsidy scheme on housing loans of up to Rs 15 lakh, where the cost of the house does not exceed Rs 25 lakh.
Opposition Presidential nominee PA Sangma today sought cancellation of nomination of UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee under the Office of Profit rules on the ground that he is Chairman of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).
India continues to be the fastest growing economy in the world, despite the economic downturn being a matter of concern, Home Minister P Chidambaram said here today.
Poor communication among Pakistani authorities has been blamed for the Sarabjit-Surjeet fiasco on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is a distinguished economist, is likely to hold charge of Finance Ministry after Pranab Mukherjee's resignation. Sources say that Manmohan Singh is seen as the best person to oversee the revival of the economy.
The race to Rashtrapati Bhawan may be over but the hunt has now begun to find a replacement for Pranab Mukherjee in the Finance Ministry. But what is corporate India's expectation from the new minister in this crucial portfolio?
The Congress party is seen to be close to nominating Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee to be the country's next president, creating an opening to take charge of an economy battered by policy gridlock, inflation, and sluggish investment.
The government today deferred the Fertiliser Ministry's proposal to hike retail prices of urea by 10% to Rs 5,841 per tonne for the 2012-13 fiscal.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, a prominent contender for the President's post, today said UPA, led by Congress, will announce the name of its candidate shortly for the top job.
India has raised its support price to farmers for common rice to Rs 1,250 per kilogram from Rs 1,080 last year, Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters on Thursday, as it seeks to protect its agriculture from global price swings.
Government today rejected the downgrading warning by rating agency Standard & Poor's and the comments made by industrialist Azim Premji on policy paralysis and exuded confidence that the economy would revert to high growth path after overcoming "difficulties and challenges".
In the wake of the Madras High Court refusing to dismiss an election petition against Home Minister P Chidambaram, BJP today said that he has no moral right to continue in office and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to sack him immediately.
The Madras high court on Thursday declined to dismiss a petition challenging the election of Union home minister P Chidambaram to the Lok Sabha in 2009 but struck down two charges of malpractices against him.
Stepping out of the capital, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Media today held an interaction with journalists here to assuage concerns over the current economic situation, saying there is no cause for alarm or panic.
Two days after announcing in Parliament that India will have to tighten its belt, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has hinted at austerity measures that will be taken. Pranab said that there will soon be a ban on the purchase of new vehicles by the government departments.
Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday clarified yet again on the Aircel-Maxis deal, saying his family was not directly or indirectly related to the controversial issue.