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Congress leader P. Chidambaram addressing a press conference in New Delhi on the JNU violence

Chidambaram proposes cash transfers to urban, rural poor to help them during lockdown

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram presents 10-point plan to cope with lockdown, while stressing on the need to support PM Modi in this hour of crisis.
Labourers clean glass of newly build Indiabulls finance centre at Lower Parel area in Mumbai

RSS affiliate doesn’t agree with Modi govt that RBI acted promptly in Yes Bank crisis

Swadeshi Jagran Manch chief asks questions about the RBI’s failure to detect a spike in Yes Bank’s loan book, echoes P. Chidambaram’s remarks.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram addressing a press conference in New Delhi on the JNU violence

Yes Bank fiasco due to mismanagement of institutions under Modi govt: Congress’ Chidambaram

Former finance minister Chidambaram said it was ‘bizarre’ for SBI to invest Rs 2,450 crore in Yes Bank under the govt-approved bailout plan.
Sharmistha Mukherjee

Sharmishtha Mukherjee said what many in Congress are saying. Does she have a follow-up plan?

Sharmistha's response to Chidambaram for 'gloating' over AAP's Delhi win is significant. When was the last time a restless young dynast questioned the Congress sloth?

Congress outsourcing fight against BJP to state parties: Smart strategy or suicidal?

Congress’ national spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee rebuked P. Chidambaram on Twitter Wednesday for “gloating” over AAP’s victory.
P Chidambaram speaks in the Rajya Sabha on 11 December | RSTV/PTI Photo

Rising unemployment, falling consumption making India poorer, says P. Chidambaram

Commenting on Modi government's handling of the economy, Chidambaram said the economy is investment starved and a sense of fear and uncertainty prevails in the country.
File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Nirmala Sitharaman’s second Union Budget woos the salaried class — but only just

Budget 2020 changes tax slabs to benefit the salaried class earning up to Rs 15 lakh a year, but those opting for it will have to forgo various exemptions.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram at a press conference in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Chidambaram slams budget, says govt in denial of ‘grave macro economic challenge’

Congress leader and former finance minister Chidambaram said the Modi government did not believe in reforms as Sitharaman rejected the reform ideas presented in the Economic Survey.
Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

P Chidambaram’s ‘reality check’, Kanhaiya’s ‘naukri pe charcha’, and chickens’ bottoms…

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram addressing a press conference in New Delhi on the JNU violence

Congress says Delhi police chief must be held accountable for attack on JNU students

Strongly condemning Sunday's violence on the central university, Congress leader Chidambaram demanded that the perpetrators be identified and brought to justice within 24 hours.

On Camera

A house marked in Delhi during coronavirus pandemic | Twitter

Marking Covid-19 patients should not leave a social mark in a country like India

The act of marking carries historical baggage. If India wants to mark those infected with coronavirus, it must think of sensible ways that don’t outlive the crisis.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Defence

Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.