Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicP. Chidambaram

Topic: P. Chidambaram

Behind fresh CBI raids against Karti, ‘back-door visas for China firm during dad’s MHA tenure’

CBI Tuesday conducted raids at nine locations, including the homes and offices of P. Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram in Chennai and Delhi, in connection with a corruption case.

‘TMC stooge’: Congress lawyers heckle Chidambaram as he appears for defendant in Adhir’s PIL

Case was filed by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury against TMC govt's stake sale in Metro Dairy to Keventer Agro Ltd. Chidambaram appeared as counsel for Keventer.

Congress to hold 3-day Chintan Shivir next month, forms 6 panels to study key issues

Brainstorming session in Udaipur will be attended by around 400 members from across India. Congress will deliberate upon its broad strategy for 2024.

P Chidambaram, son Karti get regular bail in Aircel-Maxis cases

Chidambaram allegedly got approval for the Aircel-Maxis deal in 2006 beyond his capacity, an act that benefitted certain people.

A first for P Chidambaram at 76 — top ex-minister turns political strategist for Goa Congress

P. Chidambaram has set about rejuvenating Congress in Goa. Party members say senior leader's participation on the ground is sending a message about Congress' seriousness in Goa.

Goa Congress makes election candidates take ‘anti-defection’ pledge before God

Senior leader P Chidambaram and GPCC president Girish Chodankar accompanied all 34 candidates to Mahalaxmi temple in Panaji, a church at Bambolim, and dargah in Betim village near Panaji.

Only Indian govt ‘unconcerned’ about Pegasus snooping allegations, says Chidambaram

Reacting to reports of French President Macron looking into the spying allegations, Chidambaram questioned govt if Indian govt is unconcerned because it's fully aware of the snooping.

PM Modi must make statement in Parliament, clarify whether snooping was done: Chidambaram

Congress leader Chidambaram also said IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw claimed there was no unauthorised surveillance but didn't deny there was authorised surveillance.

Manmohan Singh told me ‘detachment to power’ and ‘attachment to reform’ was his weapon in 1991

Economic reform in a developing country like India is primarily about relinquishing control by the government. Modi govt loves control.

Chidambaram slams Centre for treating protesting farmers as ‘enemies’ of state

Criticising Centre over farmers protest, Chidambaram said that the reward to farm sector for growing at 3.9% in a recession year is to treat protesting farmers as enemies of state.

On Camera

YourTurn

AAP chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann | Representational Image | ANI

AAP, TMC’s national ambitions ignore India’s stark diversity. Southern parties know better

Modern communication technologies can be the potential centripetal force that unify voters across states. AAP has benefitted from this in Punjab.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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