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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Central Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday opposed any inquiry against Home Minister P Chidambaram in 2G scam case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura today began his arguments in a Delhi court opposing framing of charges against him in the 2G spectrum case.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.