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Congress has good chance of forming govt with allies: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 00:00

Congress has a "very good chance" of forming a government under its leadership with some allies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday amid talk of an "enlarged" UPA-III to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power.

`I am not an MP`: Chidambaram on his becoming FM if UPA is back in power

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:35

"I am not an MP", P Chidambaram remarked today when asked whether he could again be the Finance Minister in the eventuality of UPA-III coming to power.

'I am not an MP': Chidambaram on his becoming FM if UPA is back in power

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 20:31

Chidambaram opted out of the Lok Sabha polls by fielding his son Karti as the Congress nominee from his traditional seat of Sivganga in Tamil Nadu.

Rajan's credentials outstanding, should remain RBI chief: FM

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 17:54

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has an outstanding record and the next government must respect his appointment, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Thursday.

Conciliation offer to Vodafone stands withdrawn: FM

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 17:50

The government has decided to withdraw the offer of non-binding conciliation to Vodafone and defend its case in the international arbitration being planned by the UK telecom giant in the Rs 20,000 crore capital gains tax dispute, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said Thursday.

Congress has good chance of forming govt with allies: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 17:13

Congress has a "very good chance" of forming a government under its leadership with some allies, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today amid growing chorus of an "enlarged" UPA-III to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power.

FM pitches for more investments to attain higher growth

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 16:11

The Finance Minister said inflation is being driven mainly by food items and the open market sale of food grains is a way of cooling prices.

Chidambaram slams Modi for `outrageous` attack on EC

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 15:44

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday slammed Narendra Modi for his "outrageous" attack on the Election Commission, saying it showed BJP`s desperation in the elections.

BJP`s attack on EC shows its desperation: Chidambaram

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 14:14

With the BJP taking to streets protesting against the Election Commission`s refusal to grant permission to its prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi to hold rallies in Varanasi, the Congress on Thursday called it an act of desperation.

Info requests beyond tax pact cannot be entertained: Swiss govt

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 13:58

With India stepping up pressure for data on alleged illicit funds parked in Swiss banks, Switzerland has asserted that it cannot positively respond to requests which are beyond the ambit of bilateral tax treaty.

Economy has stabilised in past few weeks: FM

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 13:31

India's economy has stabilised in past few weeks and the investment cycle must start again for high growth, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu: Two more held in crude bomb explosion incident

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 12:20

Two more persons have been arrested in connection with last week`s crude bomb blast here, taking the number of those arrested to four.