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“He Is Being Shamefully Hunted Down”: Priyanka Gandhi Backs P Chidambaram

NEW DELHI:  As former Union Minister P Chidambaram appeared to face arrest in a corruption investigation, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted in support of the senior Congress leader, alleging that he was being “shamefully hunted down” for speaking the truth. Investigating agencies have been on Mr Chidambaram’s trail after a court yesterday denied him protection from arrest in a case in ... Read More »

Government has its way and Opposition has its say

Being an ex-Finance Minister is a luxury, quipped Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while replying to the nearly seven-hour debate on the Constitutional Amendment Bill for the roll-out of the Goods & Services Tax (GST) on Wednesday, as his predecessor, P. Chidambaram, cast a spell on the House as a key speaker. In his debut performance in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. ... Read More »

Consumers saved Rs 60k cr on their fuel bill

Savings to consumers on account of lower prices come despite higher consumption of both fuels Six excise duty increases on petrol and diesel since November 2014 may have added Rs 25,700 crore to the government kitty, but consumers are no less rich. Largely automobile owners, consumers together gained a little over Rs 60,000 crore from lower petrol and diesel prices ... Read More »

Govt. calls it a Congress conspiracy

Ravi Shankar Prasad defends help to former IPL chief As more allegations surfaced in the Lalit Modi saga and the Congress continued to demand more resignations, and explanations from, senior Ministers in the Modi government, the Bharatiya Janata Party made it clear on Wednesday that it would brazen it out rather than bow to the demands. The government and the ... Read More »

700 militants surrender arms in Assam

Guwahati: From guns to roses, life turned full circle for close to 700 militants from nine separatist groups in Assam on Tuesday when they laid down arms to join the mainstream in the presence of union Home Minister P Chidambaram. In one of northeast India’s biggest surrender ceremonies in Assam’s main city of Guwahati, a total of 676 militants laid down ... Read More »