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Aiyar Questions Waiver of Rs 1 Lakh crore Bad Loans
In what could be construed as a direct attack on Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, senior Congress leader and former Union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar questioned the economic policies of the UPA government and hit out at nationalised banks for writing off Rs 1 lakh crore loans extended to industries.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Rupee offers India budget relief as subsidy pressure eases
A recovery in the rupee is giving India's Finance Minister P. Chidambaram rare relief in his battle against a threatened credit rating downgrade to junk status by reducing pressure on the government's subsidy bill.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Stocks rally on hint of saffron victory in polls
Investors on Thursday cheered the outcome of the exit polls that suggested a decisive victory for the BJP in the assembly elections in four out of the five states, lifting the BSE Sensex to a one-month high.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Lanka regrets Singh cancellation
New Delhi, Dec. 4: Sri Lanka has described as "unfortunate" Manmohan Singh's absence from last month's Commonwealth meeting in Colombo and denied information about a visit by the Prime Minister announced by finance minister P. Chidambaram last week.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
eGoM removes upper cap on spectrum in telecom M&As
A ministerial group headed by finance minister P Chidambaram has recommended market price for spectrum beyond 4.4 mhz that a telecom company has acquired through an acquisition or a merger.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Selloff drill on fast track
New Delhi, Dec. 2: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has summoned a high-level meeting tomorrow to give stake sales in state-owned firms a push to meet the Rs 40,000-crore budgeted target.
Current account gap narrows; economy seen improving
India's current account gap narrowed sharply in the September quarter, thanks to steps to curb gold imports, the latest in a run of positive signs for a sluggish economy.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
India likely to fast-track Iran's Chahbahar port, oil plans
India is looking at ways to intensify engagement with Iran after the country's nuclear agreement with the P5+1 over the weekend.
After history lessons, Modi has delivered his first lesson in...
New Delhi, Nov.30: Taking a sarcastic jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for saying that the finance minister of the country attributes inflation to the buying of gold, P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the nation has already received history lessons from the Gujarat chief minister, and was now being given the ... (more)
Fri Nov 29, 2013
India eco posts surprise 4.8% growth
NEW DELHI: India posted faster-than-expected quarterly economic growth of 4.8 percent on Friday, boosted by robust farm output, spurring hopes that an end to the country's prolonged downturn may be in sight.
'India must be part of global mega-science projects'
Kolkata, Nov 29 : Stressing on the importance of critical research relevant to the country, eminent physicist and principal scientific advisor to the Indian government R. Chidambaram Friday said the nation needs to be a part of global mega-science projects.
India Growth Quickens as Possible Rate Increases Imperil Rebound
Indian economic growth quickened last quarter from a four-year low on higher factory output, a recovery that could be hampered by looming interest-rate increases to fight inflation.
Indian Bank Aims to Help Women Take Control
Bharatiya Mahila Bank plans to empower women by providing collateral-free loans to fix-up homes or start a part-time business, although advocacy groups remain unconvinced Finance Minister P Chidambaram at the inauguration of India's first Bhartiya Mahila Bank Limited at NCPA, Nariman Point on Nov. 19, 2013, in Mumbai, India When she switched on the ... (more)
Thu Nov 28, 2013
CBI should be allowed to do its job: Kumar Mangalam Birla
Aditya Birla Group head Kumar Mangalam Birla, who is named in the FIR in the alleged coal block allocation scam, today said the CBI should be allowed to do its job.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Rural India shows signs of economic revival but wider outlook glum
Pandurang Ghorpade has the weather to thank as he hands out celebratory sweets to neighbors eager for a ride on his prized new possession, a gleaming red tractor bought in anticipation of a bumper harvest.
Indian ministries clash over capping foreign stakes in drug firms
India's finance ministry is resisting pressure from other departments to cap foreign ownership of domestic drugmakers, fearing such a move would discourage potential investors, a senior ministry source said.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Gold-laden Indian brides defy prime minister as culture triumphs
Bloomberg NewsMUMBAI, India : As the sound of traditional drums, trumpets and cymbals ushers Amrita Mannil into the wedding hall, she's adorned by four finely crafted necklaces, rings, 16 bangles, a glistening belt, dangling chandelier earrings and a stone-encrusted headpiece to match the silk borders of her dress.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
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Push for exports, cash in on Indian rupee exchange rates: P. Chidambaram to traders
Exhorting traders to push exports by cashing in on attractive Indian rupee exchange rate, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today said imports cannot be "compressed" too much as they are the lifeline of many domestic industries.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
What has exactly gone on between the government , the telecom regulator and the telecom services industry is a matter perhaps only a Sherlock Holmes can unravel.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
'Creation of SE investment bank can supplement SAARC efforts'
An investment bank to manage the $1.3 trillion wealth of South Asian diaspora can help supplement the efforts of SAARC, says an expert.