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  • PM, Chidu had 43 days to stop Raja, but didn't Sep 22, 2011 04:18 PM IST

    PM, Chidu had 43 days to stop Raja, but didn't

    Dates are turning out to be crucial to nailing the guilty in the 2G scam. On Wednesday, Firstpost published a letter from then Finance Minister P Chidambaram dated 15 January 2008 to the prime minister asking him to bury the past on spectrum charges and go for auctions in future.

  • CPI(M) demands CBI probe against Chidambaram in 2G scam Sep 22, 2011 04:07 PM IST

    CPI(M) demands CBI probe against Chidambaram in 2G scam

    The CPI(M) today demanded a CBI probe into the role of P Chidambaram, who was the Finance Minister when the 2G spectrum allocation scam took place, in view of the "mounting evidence" against him.

  • PC declines to comment on Fin Min note on 2G pricing Sep 22, 2011 02:55 PM IST

    PC declines to comment on Fin Min note on 2G pricing

    Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today declined to comment on the Finance Ministry note to the Prime Minister's Office(PMO) that appeared to raise questions on his role in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation.

  • Cong rejects Swamy's allegation against Chidambaram Sep 22, 2011 11:57 AM IST

    Cong rejects Swamy's allegation against Chidambaram

    Congress today rejected the opposition demand for the resignation of Home Minister P Chidambaram on 2G spectrum allocation issue, saying 'we do not, in any manner, accept' the allegation made by Subramanian Swamy against him.

  • 2G: Pranab note blames Raja, Chidambaram Sep 21, 2011 08:17 PM IST

    2G: Pranab note blames Raja, Chidambaram

    An official Finance Ministry document has cast doubts over the role of Home Minister P Chidambaram, who was then finance minister, in the January 2008 decision of former telecom minister A Raja to issue 2G spectrum licences.

  • 'India faces multiple security threats, LWE biggest threat' Sep 21, 2011 06:54 PM IST

    'India faces multiple security threats, LWE biggest threat'

    India is facing multiple challenges to internal security with Left Wing Extremism posing a greater threat than terrorism, but the government is strengthening capacity to deal with the challenges, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram today said.

  • 2G scam: What was Chidambaram's role? Sep 21, 2011 06:21 PM IST

    2G scam: What was Chidambaram's role?

    The Supreme Court has been hearing a plea by Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy seeking that a CBI probe on P Chidambaram's role as the then finance minster when 2G licenses were granted in January 2008. Today, Swamy has submitted Finance Minister factsheet on 2G at Supreme Court.

  • Was Chidu note on spectrum to PM a covert nod to Raja? Sep 21, 2011 02:28 PM IST

    Was Chidu note on spectrum to PM a covert nod to Raja?

    A note from P Chidambaram to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh dated 15 January 2008 — exactly five days after Andimuthu Raja made his controversial award of 122 new telecom licences — seems to suggest that the two, willy-nilly, accepted Raja’s decision as a given.

  • 2G: CBI opposes probe against Chidambaram Sep 20, 2011 04:49 PM IST

    2G: CBI opposes probe against Chidambaram

    The Central Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday opposed any inquiry against Home Minister P Chidambaram in 2G scam case.

  • Wikileaks: US felt Telengana 'surrender' harmed UPA image Sep 05, 2011 01:51 PM IST

    Wikileaks: US felt Telengana 'surrender' harmed UPA image

    By "surrendering" to the Telangana statehood demand, the Congress opened a can of worms and came across as a party that appeared "weak and feeble" and one that can be "easily bullied and intimidated by threats", according to US assessment of the situation in 2009.

  • Chidambaram is a liar, says Anna Hazare Sep 02, 2011 08:44 PM IST

    Chidambaram is a liar, says Anna Hazare

    Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, while addressing the Gram Sabha at Ralegan Siddhi on Friday, critisised the Central Government for betraying the country over the Lokpal issue and called Union Home Minister P Chidambaram a liar. It was Hazare's first public appearance since the 13-day long fast at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

  • Cabinet fails to clear National Sports Bill Aug 30, 2011 09:25 PM IST

    Cabinet fails to clear National Sports Bill

    The controversial Sports Bill, apparently aimed at reining in Sports Federations and possibly have a government grip over BCCI, failed to get Cabinet nod today with a number of Ministers heading sports bodies strongly said to be opposed to it.

  • PM, Chidambaram decided against selling licences: Kanimozhi Aug 23, 2011 12:42 PM IST

    PM, Chidambaram decided against selling licences: Kanimozhi

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then Finance Minister P Chidambaram were fully in the loop on the 2G spectrum license allocation and had decided along with then Telecom Minister A Raja not to auction them, jailed DMK MP Kanimozhi told a Delhi court today.

  • Parliamentary panel seeks public opinion on Lokpal Bill Aug 20, 2011 12:33 PM IST

    Parliamentary panel seeks public opinion on Lokpal Bill

    A Parliamentary committee has sought public opinion and suggestions on the Lokpal Bill, giving people 15 days to send their feedback on the measure which proposes to create an anti-corruption watchdog.

  • Congress Core Group meets to discuss Hazare fast Aug 20, 2011 09:34 AM IST

    Congress Core Group meets to discuss Hazare fast

    With the Government in a fix over Anna Hazare's agitation over Lokpal issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today held discussions with senior government and party colleagues to discuss a way out.

  • Govt backs off, Anna Hazare to fast at Ramlila Maidan Aug 17, 2011 07:36 PM IST

    Govt backs off, Anna Hazare to fast at Ramlila Maidan

    The Delhi Police on Wednesday buckled under people pressure and agreed to most of Team Anna's demands and agreed to allow Anna Hazare, the anti-corruption crusader, to carry on his fast as long as he wants to.

  • Chidambaram for consultation process on Telangana Aug 05, 2011 02:25 PM IST

    Chidambaram for consultation process on Telangana

    With government being in a fix over Telangana, Home Minister P Chidambaram today appealed to all sections to allow consultation process on the statehood issue to reach its logical conclusion.

  • 2G scam: Chacko unsure of meet claimed by Behura Jul 28, 2011 10:54 PM IST

    2G scam: Chacko unsure of meet claimed by Behura

    Chairman of Joint Parliamentary Committee looking into the 2G scam, P C Chacko, today failed to confirm about the December 2007 meeting which former Telecom Secretary Siddharth Behura claimed was where decision was taken to allocate licences without auctioning spectrum.

  • Interception policy with DoT: We need facility only,says HM Jul 27, 2011 05:23 PM IST

    Interception policy with DoT: We need facility only,says HM

    Making it clear that service providers like Blackberry, Nokia push mail or Skype will have to provide interception facility, Home Minister P Chidambaram has asked the Telecom Department to frame policies which will allow services to be intercepted when required.

  • 2G case: former telecom secy Behura starts arguments Jul 27, 2011 11:45 AM IST

    2G case: former telecom secy Behura starts arguments

    Former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura today began his arguments in a Delhi court opposing framing of charges against him in the 2G spectrum case.

  • I amended the press release, says Raja Jul 26, 2011 06:37 PM IST

    I amended the press release, says Raja

    In a revelation, Raja said that it is correct that he had amended the press release, which is one of the allegations against him. But it was after he had taken legal opinion from the then Solicitor General, Mr. Wahan Wati, reports Malvika Jain of CNBC-TV18.

  • Chidambaram must testify in 2G case: Raja Jul 26, 2011 03:52 PM IST

    Chidambaram must testify in 2G case: Raja

    After embarrassing the Prime Minister and Finance minister P Chidambaram with his dramatic courtroom allegations in the 2G scam, former Telecom Minister A Raja softened his stance on Tuesday saying he had been misquoted by the media.

  • Raja says he did not seek to implicate PM & then FM Jul 26, 2011 10:57 AM IST

    Raja says he did not seek to implicate PM & then FM

    In a U-turn, former Telecom Minister A Raja today told a Delhi court that he did not seek to implicate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the then Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G case.

  • India pitches to strengthen anti-terror efforts at SAARC Jul 21, 2011 04:19 PM IST

    India pitches to strengthen anti-terror efforts at SAARC

    India is expected to ask South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations to take strong action against terrorists operating in South Asia and pitch for strengthening regional efforts.

  • Perpetrators shall be pursued relentlessly: PM Jul 14, 2011 09:44 PM IST

    Perpetrators shall be pursued relentlessly: PM

    Strongly condemning the "barbaric" bomb blasts in Mumbai, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the perpetrators must be pursued relentlessly to bring them to justice quickly and promised the government will do everything in its power to prevent such attacks in future.

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