They can kill me but cannot stop me: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee faced protests over death of SFI member from Left activists who also heckled her Finance Minister outside Planning Commission office.

Cabinet defers decision on amendments to Food bill by a day

Cabinet on Monday deferred by a day a decision on bringing major amendments to the Food Security Bill in the absence of key ministers including Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

FM`s absence during budget debate `insult` to Parl: Oppn

Absence of Chidambaram in Rajya Sabha during discussion on Union Budget evoked sharp criticism from the Opposition.

Budget is clever attempt to mislead public in election year: AAP

Aam Aadmi Party alleged that the Budget presented by P Chidambaram was a "clever attempt to mislead" public ahead of elections.

Sports budget increased by Rs.214 crore

Finance minister P. Chidambaram Thursday allocated Rs.1,219 crore to the ministry of youth affairs and sports for 2013-14, an increase of Rs.214 crore from the last financial year.

Railway Minister meets Sonia ahead of Budget session

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi ahead of Parliament session beginning from February 21.

Mitra appeals to West Bengal`s traders to ignore strike call

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra appealed to traders in state not to participate in the country-wide strike called by various trade unions on February 20 and 21 by keeping their shops open.

Chidambaram to hold budget consultations with Congress leaders

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will hold consultations with Congress leaders on February 14 amid expectations that the 2013-14 Budget will be a promising affair replete with populist schemes.

Finance Minister parries question on defence expenditure cut

Finance Minister P Chidambaram today parried a question on Rs 10,000 crore cut in defence expenditure even as Defence Minister A K Antony said the operational preparedness of armed forces will not be affected by any reduction.

Chidambaram given `best administrator` award

The award has been instituted by K Karunakaran Foundation. Vice President Hamid Ansari presented the award at a function here.

Parliamentary system under stress, reforms a must: Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday made a strong case for governance reforms so that quick decisions can be taken in the interest of the nation.

Nigeria`s finance minister`s mother abducted

The mother of a senior Nigerian minister was today allegedly abducted from her residence by a gang of ten armed men, police said.

`Children of illegally wedded wife entitled to pension`

Children born to illegally wedded wife of a central government employee are entitled to get family pension, according to a new order.

Govt seeking support of parties for important bills: Chidambaram

Ahead of the Winter Session, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the government is reaching out to political parties to seek their support for passage of important economic bills.

Chidambaram seeks release of man held for photographing him

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday expressed surprise over the arrest of a person who reportedly attempted to take some pictures of him.

Calling PM, FM as witnesses before JPC: Sinha writes to Chacko

Calling the PM and the FM as witnesses before JPC, BJP members of the panel insisted that a decision should not be taken according to the majority.

NIB issue to be raised with PM: Jayanti

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan has raised objections to Government`s plan to set up a National Investment Board.

Natarajan rebuts criticism on diversion of forest land

Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan claimed the rate of diversion of forest areas for industrial and mining projects during her tenure was less than half of the average during last 32 years.

UPA endorses government`s economic reform measures

After Congress, the UPA endorsed government`s recent tough economic decisions and discussed the need "to do more reforms".

Penalty for rejecting edu loans to eligible students

Finance Minister P Chidambaram said bank officers rejecting applications without sufficient reasons would be penalised.