Facing fire from the Bharatiya Janata Party for an alleged “flip-flop” on the Ishrat Jahan case, former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday hit back saying the affidavit controversy is only to “divert attention” from the real issue, which is whether it was a “fake” encounter or not. The senior Congress leader also trained his guns on the government over Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s “snub” to Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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The Congress on Wednesday dismissed as ‘bundle of lies’ the Bharatiya Janata Party’s charge that Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi gave any direction to the then Home Minister P Chidambaram in the Ishrat Jahan case. It also sought to take the battle to the ruling party's camp, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah of attempting to "derail" the judicial process in the fake encounter case and asked them to tell "the real motive behind desperation to shut ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago BJP spreading misinformation in Ishrat case to save Modi, Shah: Congress Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the then Union home secretary G K Pillai had seen the papers pertaining to Ishrat Jahan case at least thrice and wondered why only those papers which can call the ex-bureaucrat’s bluff have gone missing now. “The file passed the (then) home secretary’s table at least three times,” he said. Speaking at the launch of his book ‘Standing Guard: A Year in Opposition’, on Monday evening, the Congress ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Ishrat case: Former home secy counters Chidambaram's claims Rediff.com, 2 months ago Ex-home secy says Ishrat affidavit changed due to political reasons Rediff.com, 2 months ago
India’s economy is not like Western ones, and thus needs restrained fiscal policy even during a recession, says Ajay Shah. If conditions in India are pretty bad, is this not a time for loose fiscal policy? The standard prescription from economics textbooks does not carry forward into the Indian setting. As we have messed up our foundations of macro and finance, when the going gets tough, fiscal policy has to become more conservative. Once we look past our press releases, macroeconomic ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said Karti is being targeted only because he is his son but “the real target is me” and rejected as “malicious and totally false” allegations that he has undisclosed assets abroad. Chidambaram also said that if the government is of the view that Karti has alleged undisclosed assets he would ask it to make a list in this regard and his son will voluntarily execute any document necessary to transfer such assets to it for a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
“I didn’t know it was this bad.” That was Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao reacting to his Cabinet Secretary Naresh Chandra’s briefing on the state of the economy. It was 20 June 1991, and the next day he would be sworn in as ...Open Magazine, 2 months ago
With an aggressive Opposition and unyielding government, important legislation could be the biggest casualty, as details of the helicopter contract surface. Aditi Phadnis, Archis Mohan & Kavita Chowdhury report. A war that threatens to kill the legislative agenda of the budget session of Parliament and possibly the coming monsoon session has broken out between the government and the Opposition, with the Congress alleging that the government is out to “fix” ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The latest updates from Tamil film industry. Abhinay Vaddi, grandson of legendary actors Gemini Ganesan and Savithri, made an impressive debut in Tamil cinema by playing the Mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in a biopic by the same name. The youngster will now play an important role in director Venkat Prabhu’s Chennai 28 sequel. The actor also confirmed that his character will have grey shades. Based on gully cricket and friendship, the 2007 released Chennai 28 was one of the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Goods and Services Tax bill, which seeks to replace a slew of central and state levies with a uniform GST rate, was passed by Lok Sabha in May and is pending ratification by Rajya Sabha, where the ruling National Democratic Alliance does not have a majority. With the crucial Goods and Services Tax Bill stuck in Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday questioned the extent to which the Upper House can be used to block economic decision-making and said the ‘weight’ ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Given the subdued pre-poll voter-behaviour in the state over the past couple of decades and more, and the inability of individual political parties to cobble together an alliance and announce candidates, or both, to launch grassroots-level campaigns early on, close fights with landslide victory is an equal possibility, N Sathiyamoorthy. Will elections 2016 throw up the first-ever ‘hung assembly’ in Tamil Nadu after the linguistic reorganisation of states in 1956? Will it thus ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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