Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicP. Chidambaram

Topic: P. Chidambaram

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.

Opposition creating false narrative about crony capitalism under Modi govt, says Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman lists steps taken by govt to help the poor, including provision of electricity and cooking gas, counters attacks by Rahul Gandhi & Chidambaram.

Budget is only for 1% of population that controls 73% of wealth — Chidambaram in Rajya Sabha

Outrightly rejecting the budget for 2021-22, the senior Congress leader said that it is ‘for the rich, of the rich and by the rich’.

Congress calls Budget 2021 a ‘let down’, Chidambaram says Sitharaman ‘deceived’ people

The opposition party said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman could have been 'brave' by extending help to the poor, but chose to be 'timid'.

‘Ruler is one who creates wealth’ — FM Nirmala Sitharaman quotes poet Thiruvalluvar again

The Tamil poet and philosopher also used to feature prominently in the budget speeches of previous finance minister P. Chidambaram.

In Chidambaram’s demand for Article 370 restoration, hint of Team Rahul’s ‘Left-liberal push’

Chidambaram's demand for restoration of J&K's special rights isn’t endorsed by Congress, but experts say it's an attempt by Team Rahul to court alienated 'Left-liberals & Muslims'.

Congress welcomes alliance of mainstream J&K parties, demands restoration of Article 370

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the Centre must also stop looking at the mainstream political parties and the people of J&K as 'anti-national'.

On Camera

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How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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