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  • COAI objects to DoT guidelines on spectrum auction Jul 11, 2012 10:01 PM IST

    COAI objects to DoT guidelines on spectrum auction

    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.

  • Chidambaram expresses shock over 'distortion' of his remark Jul 11, 2012 02:24 PM IST

    Chidambaram expresses shock over 'distortion' of his remark

    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.

  • EGoM on telecom to meet on July 12 Jul 10, 2012 07:24 PM IST

    EGoM on telecom to meet on July 12

    The first meeting of the reconstituted Empowered Group of Ministers on spectrum pricing will take place on July 12.

  • PM contemplating steps to contain fiscal deficit: Chidu Jul 10, 2012 06:21 PM IST

    PM contemplating steps to contain fiscal deficit: Chidu

    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.

  • Congress misusing power to ensure Pranab's win: BJP Jul 09, 2012 05:45 PM IST

    Congress misusing power to ensure Pranab's win: BJP

    BJP today alleged that Congress is misusing power to influence voting in the presidential elections and claimed the results will be surprising nevertheless.

  • India will get back to high growth: Chidambaram Jul 09, 2012 04:02 PM IST

    India will get back to high growth: Chidambaram

    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 gets sarcastic over Chidambaram heading telecom EGoM Jul 06, 2012 06:31 PM IST

    BJP gets sarcastic over Chidambaram heading telecom EGoM

    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.

  • Chidambaram may head EGoM on telecom Jul 06, 2012 04:40 PM IST

    Chidambaram may head EGoM on telecom

    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.

  • No policy paralysis in UPA-II: Chidambaram Jul 06, 2012 08:46 AM IST

    No policy paralysis in UPA-II: Chidambaram

    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.

  • Govt extends 1% housing loan interest scheme by one-year Jul 04, 2012 03:05 PM IST

    Govt extends 1% housing loan interest scheme by one-year

    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.

  • Sangma seeks cancellation of Mukherjee's nomination Jul 02, 2012 02:59 PM IST

    Sangma seeks cancellation of Mukherjee's nomination

    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 fastest growing economy: Chidambaram Jun 27, 2012 07:36 PM IST

    India continues to be fastest growing economy: Chidambaram

    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 led to Sarabjit-Surjeet fiasco Jun 27, 2012 02:54 PM IST

    Poor communication led to Sarabjit-Surjeet fiasco

    Poor communication among Pakistani authorities has been blamed for the Sarabjit-Surjeet fiasco on Wednesday.

  • Manmohan Singh may hold charge of Finance Ministry: Sources Jun 25, 2012 04:57 PM IST

    Manmohan Singh may hold charge of Finance Ministry: Sources

    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.

  • Race for FM: After Pranab Mukherjee, who next? Jun 16, 2012 09:47 AM IST

    Race for FM: After Pranab Mukherjee, who next?

    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?

  • Possible candidates as finance minister Jun 15, 2012 04:00 PM IST

    Possible candidates as finance minister

    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.

  • Govt defers urea price hike by 10% Jun 14, 2012 03:10 PM IST

    Govt defers urea price hike by 10%

    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.

  • Cong to shortly announce name for Prez poll: Pranab Jun 14, 2012 01:59 PM IST

    Cong to shortly announce name for Prez poll: Pranab

    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 hikes farm support prices for 2012-13 Jun 14, 2012 01:52 PM IST

    India hikes farm support prices for 2012-13

    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.

  • Economy will return to growth path: Chidambaram Jun 13, 2012 08:38 PM IST

    Economy will return to growth path: Chidambaram

    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".

  • BJP asks PM to sack Chidambaram Jun 07, 2012 03:36 PM IST

    BJP asks PM to sack Chidambaram

    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.

  • No break for Chidu, HC says face trial in LS poll case Jun 07, 2012 02:54 PM IST

    No break for Chidu, HC says face trial in LS poll case

    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.

  • No cause for alarm on economic front: Chidambaram Jun 05, 2012 03:46 PM IST

    No cause for alarm on economic front: Chidambaram

    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.

  • Pranab's austerity: Officials' foreign trips curbed May 18, 2012 03:20 PM IST

    Pranab's austerity: Officials' foreign trips curbed

    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.

  • Kill me, don't question my integrity: PC on Aircel-Maxis May 14, 2012 02:01 PM IST

    Kill me, don't question my integrity: PC on Aircel-Maxis

    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.

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