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  • Aircel-Maxis case: Court seeks Karti Chidambaram’s reply over ED’s plea seeking cancellation of interim bail

    New Delhi: Delhi’s Patiala House court on Monday issued notice to Karti Chidambaram on the Enforcement Directorate’s plea seeking cancellation of interim bail granted to him, and sought a reply from him by September 18. Karti, who is being interrogated for his involvement in the Aircel-Maxis case, has also been accused by the ED of not cooperating in the investigation which was one of the conditions on which he was granted interim

  • Aircel-Maxis case: ED moves court to cancel Karti Chidambaram’s interim relief from arrest

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate moved Monday a Delhi court seeking to cancel the interim relief from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram in an Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. Special CBI Judge O P Saini agreed to hear the plea at 2 pm Monday after the probe agency told the court that custodial interrogation of Karti Chidambaram was required in the matter.

  • Bring petrol, diesel under GST immediately, says P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Criticising the Centre over the “relentless” rise in prices of petrol and diesel, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said that the Congress party demands petrol and diesel be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) immediately.

  • Chidambaram slams PM Modi, asks to reveal number of bad loans under NDA rule

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks about bad loans generated during UPA rule, and asked his government to disclose loans given during the NDA rule that turned into Non-performing assets (NPA).

  • People have more cash today than prior to demonetisation, says Chidambaram

    New Delhi:  Backing Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s assertion that demonetisation was the biggest scam in India, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that people have more cash in hand today than prior to demonetisation.

  • Aircel-Maxis case: P Chidambaram moves court, accuses CBI of leaking charge sheet

    New Delhi: Former union minister P Chidambaram today moved a Delhi court alleging that the CBI is leaking parts of the charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis case to the media “to sensationalise” the issue and “make mockery of judicial process”. Special Judge O P Saini issued notice to the agency and sought its response by October 8.

  • ‘Why defence procurement procedure ignored in Rafale deal’, asks P Chidambaram

    Kolkata: Stepping up attack on the government over the Rafale fighter jet issue, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today accused the Centre of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and “bypassing” several committees to secure the deal. The former finance minister also alleged the Cabinet Committee on Security was not taken into confidence by the government before signing the deal.

  • Aircel-Maxis PMLA case: ED questions former finance minister P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: The ED today again questioned former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case, officials said. Official sources said Chidambaram’s statement will be recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). It is understood that the agency wants to put across a fresh set of questions to him regarding the deal.The agency had earlier recorded statements of FIPB officials when this deal took place and it is expected

  • Court extends interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram, son Karti in Aircel-Maxis case

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today extended till October 8 the interim protection from arrest granted to former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti in Aircel-Maxis cases filed by the CBI and the ED. Special CBI Judge O P Saini put up the matter for October 8 after the counsel appearing for the agencies told the court that the main counsel was not well and requested time.

  • Saradha Chit Fund Scam : SC restrains ED from taking coercive action against P. Chidambaram’s wife Nalini

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today restrained the Enforcement Directorate from taking any coercive action against Nalini Chidambaram, wife of former Union minister P Chidambaram, in a case related to Saradha chit fund scam. A bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan also issued notice to the ED on her plea challenging the dismissal of her petition by the Madras High Court against ED summons in the case.

  • Supreme Court refuses to interfere with Delhi HC order granting bail to Karti Chidambaram

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to interfere with a Delhi High Court order granting bail to Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, for alleged financial irregularities related to INX Media. When it comes to the question of liberty, the courts do not go into technicality, a bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said.

  • INX Media case: Delhi HC extends P Chidambaram’s interim protection from arrest till September 28

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today extended till September 28 the interim protection from arrest granted to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on his pleas seeking anticipatory bail in the INX Media case. The matter was mentioned before Justice A K Pathak, who asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file a reply within four weeks. During the hearing, the CBI told the court that it has already

  • P Chidambaram’s family members directed to appear in court on Aug 20 in black money case

    Chennai: A magistrate court in the city today directed former Union finance minister P Chidambaram’s family members to appear in court on August 20 without fail in connection with the black money case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S Malarvizhi ordered the personal appearance of Chidambaram’s wife Nalini, son Karti and his wife Srinidhi on August 20 since they failed to do so today.

  • P Chidambaram: If at all there will be “mukt Bharat,” it will be BJP-mukt

    Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today asked his party workers not to get fooled by the “BJP’s propaganda of Congress-mukt Bharat”, saying if at all there was a “mukt Bharat, it would be BJP-mukt”. The former Union minister said that things had changed from the time when the Congress was an “unchallenged” political party in India and stressed on the need to strengthen it at the booth