P. Chidambaram

Govt. in search of new RBI chief as Subbarao wants to move on

Govt. in search of new RBI chief as Subbarao wants to move onThe government is in search of a successor to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao as he does not want an extension in his term.

Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters that Subbarao had told him that he wanted to move on and would not like to be considered for an extension.

SGPC poll: Akali Dal seeks probe

SGPC poll: Akali Dal seeks probeChandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) The ruling Akali Dal Friday sought a probe as to why a senior lawyer misled the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the voting rights of Sehajdhari Sikhs in the SGPC elections of Sep 18.

The Akali Dal demand came just after Home Minister P. Chidambaram told parliament that no changes had been made in the norms of the SGPC election and that the exercise would be held according to schedule.

Stop the agitations, maintain peace: Chidambaram to Andhra leaders

Stop the agitations, maintain peace: Chidambaram to Andhra leadersNew Delhi, Jan 5 - Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to political parties in Andhra Pradesh to halt agitations and ensure law and order as they deliberated a mechanism to break the logjam on the issue of statehood to Telangana.

He also denied that the central government had acted in haste in announcing its nod to creation of a separate Telangana state.

TRS chief resigns as MP

P-ChidambaramHyderabad, Dec 23 : Hours after Home Minister P. Chidambaram made a statement on the Telangana issue, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Wednesday resigned as MP while five party legislators also sent their resignations to the assembly speaker

Rao sent his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar stressing the need to hold consultations with all political parties on the formation of a separate state.

TRS sources said KCR, as Rao is popularly known, faxed his resignation to protest the government move to put the Telangana issue on the backburner.

Chidambaram's Telangana statement ridiculous: BJP

p-chidambaramNew Delhi, Dec 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday described Home Minister P. Chidambaram's latest statement on Telangana as "ridiculous" and slammed the government for its inability to handle the crisis.

Shifting from his Dec 9 statement in favour of a separate Telangana state, Chidambaram said Wednesday evening that the situation in Andhra Pradesh had changed and political parties were divided on the issue.

"It is a ridiculous announcement," BJP spokesman Prakash Javadekar said here.

He said the government did not know how to deal with the crisis.

Start constitutional process for Telangana: TRS chief

p-chidambaramHyderabad, Dec 23 : On the day Home Minister P. Chidambaram appealed for calm in Andhra Pradesh and said all stakeholders would be consulted on creating a Telangana state, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Wednesday appealed to the cental government to immediately begin the constitutional process for forming the new state. He also said political consensus could never be achieved on the issue.

Addressing a meeting at the TRS office here hours before Chidambaram made his statement in New Delhi, Chandrasekhara Rao warned the government against making any statement that might provoke the people of Telangana.

Govt. puts on hold its decision to carve out Telangana due to lack of consensus

Govt. puts on hold its decision to carve out Telangana due to lack of consensusNew Delhi, Dec. 23 : Faced with a situation where the initial consensus on formation of Telangana looks vanishing steadily, the United Progressive Alliance Government on Wednesday decided to put on hold its decision to initiate process of carving out a State out of Andhra Pradesh.

Home minister wants to set up National Counter Terrorism Centre

Home minister wants to set up National Counter Terrorism CentreNew Delhi, Dec 23 - Calling for a radical restructuring of India's security architecture, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday proposed the setting up of a National Counter Terrorism Centre.

"As the name suggests the goal is to counter terrorism. Such an organisation does not exist today; it has to be created from scratch. I am told that the US was able to do it within 36 months of 9/11," Chidambaram said.

Chidambaram urges northeast insurgents to abjure violence

Chidambaram urges northeast insurgents to abjure violenceKolkata, Dec 22 :Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday appealed to insurgent outfits active in the northeastern region to abjure violence and give up their demand for a sovereign state. He also asked them to sit across the table for talks with the government so that their problems could be redressed.

"There are a few insurgent groups like the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and United National Liberation Front (UNLF) in the northeast which are carrying out violence. We say, abjure violence and come to sit for talks.

Chidambaram, Congress MPs applaud BJP member in Rajya Sabha

Chidambaram, Congress MPs applaud BJP member in Rajya SabhaNew Delhi, Dec 22 - The Rajya Sabha Tuesday witnessed the rare site of Congress ministers and MPs applauding a suggestion by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member on improving the country's civil defence preparedness.

"You have two billion eyes in this country. Involve them in your civil defence measures," BJP's Anil Madhav Dave said while participating in the debate on the civil defence bill which has been passed by the Lok Sabha.

Tytler seeks clarification from home ministry over 1984 riots

jagdish-tytler-p-chidambramNew Delhi, Dec 14 : Upset over reference to his name in Home Minister P. Chidambaram's remarks during the calling attention motion on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the Rajya Sabha, Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has sought a clarification from the home ministry.

Tytler, who is incharge of Bihar at the All India Congress Committee office, said that the Central Bureau of Investigation had accepted for closure the case re-investigated against him.

Guard against religious majorityism, stresses Chidambaram

p-chidambaramNew Delhi, Dec 10 : Two legal luminaries locked horns in the Rajya Sabha Thursday, with Home Minister P. Chidambaram cautioning against dividing the country's polity on religious lines and Leader of Opposition Arun Jaitley of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) countering that the minorities needed to be protected but not at the cost of the majority.

Chidambaram's remarks came at the fag end of his reply to a 10-hour discussion spread over two days on the Liberhan Commission report on the Babri Masjid demolition and the government's action taken report (ATR) were in response to what Jaitley had said while participating in the discussion Wednesday.

Telangana demand shows people feel neglected: Chidambaram

Telangana demand shows people feel neglected: ChidambaramNew Delhi, Dec 10 - Home Minister P. Chidambaram Thursday said the demand for a separate Telangana state in Andhra Pradesh showed how people feel neglected despite speaking same language.

"Last night (Wednesday) the government announced initiating the process of formation of Telangana. The region is a good example of how people feel neglected despite speaking same language," he told reporters here.

Process of forming Telangana state to be initiated: Chidambaram

Process of forming Telangana state to be initiated: ChidambaramNew Delhi, Dec 9 :Home Minister P. Chidambaram late Wednesday said the process of forming a separate state of Telangana would be initiated and a resolution would be moved in the Andhra Pradesh assembly.

"The process of forming the state of Telangana will be initiated. An appropriate resolution will be moved in the state assembly," Chidambaram said in a statement in the capital.(IANS)

Chidambaram says ‘Someone must be responsible for Babri mosque demolition’ amid BJP protests

P chidambaramNew Delhi, Dec. 8 : Opposition parties led by Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday created ruckus in the Lok Sabha by resorting to loud sloganeering to disrupt Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram while making a statement over the Librehan Commission's report related to Babri mosque demolition during the ongoing discussion.

Amidst slogan shouting of "Jai Jai" and "Jai Shree Ram", the Home Minister continued with his statement despite not much could be heard due to BJP members' noise.

ULFA militants affecting peace in Assam

LFA militants affecting peaceNalbari (Assam), Dec 3: The announcement by the Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram that the Central Government was willing for discussions with the ULFA leaders if they give up violence has been welcomed by people in Assam who have been victims of violence in the recent past.

A few days after 12 oil tankers of a goods train were set ablaze by suspected ULFA militants near Moriani, twin blasts recently rocked Assam’s Nalbari district, which killed eight people and injured over 60 last week.

The twin blasts within a span of 40 minutes rocked the district, and created fear and panic among people.

Set up anti-trafficking cell in every district: Chidambaram

p-chidambaramNew Delhi, Dec 2 :Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday urged all states in the country to set up anti-human trafficking cells in every district.

"Only nine districts have anti-human trafficking cells. This is out of over 600 districts of the country. So, we have barely scratched the surface of the problem. I would like to urge states to set up anti-human trafficking cells in all districts, network them and coordinate with the home ministry," said Chidambram.

"This would take time and money, but more than that it requires will," he added.

Talks with Maoists if they abjure violence: Chidambaram

Talks with Maoists if they abjure violence: ChidambaramNew Delhi, Dec 2 - The Indian government reiterated Wednesday that it was ready to talk to Maoist guerrillas if they laid down their arms.

"There is no dialogue at the moment. I have offered talks if they abjure violence," Home Minister P. Chidambaram said during question hour in the Rajya Sabha.

"We are prepared to talk about any subject provided they abjure violence," he added. (IANS)

Chidambaram approves 8,800 new houses for CRPF personnel

Chidambaram approves 8,800 new houses for CRPF personnelNew Delhi, Nov 27 - Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the government was committed to providing housing facilities to personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and has approved the construction of over 8,800 new houses for them.

Centre to give petrol pumps to 26/11 martyrs’ families

Centre to give petrol pumps to 26/11 martyrs’ familiesMumbai, Nov 26 : As the nation paid its homage on Thursday to the brave soldiers and other innocent people who lost their lives in the Mumbai terror attacks last year, the Government on Thursday announced petrol pumps for the next of kin of the martyrs of the 26/11 attack.

Addressing the memorial prayers for the martyrs in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said: "The government of India through the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is making a very small gesture, a gesture that will bring some comfort to the families.”




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