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Modi's claim of 8.4 pc growth during NDA regime false:FM


New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday charged Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi with staging a "fake encounter with facts" regarding his claims of economic growth during BJP-led NDA

Govt will take hard decisions to curb inessential imports: FM


New Delhi: Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said 'hard decisions' would be taken in the next few days and weeks to trim wasteful expenditure and curb import of 'inessential' items.

Be patient, Chidambaram tells AP

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New Delhi: The UPA government on Saturday counselled patience to the agitating members of Andhra Pradesh who created an uproar in the Rajya sabha to know what plan of action the Centre had in mind to

Rupee undervalued; will find its appropriate level: Finance Minister

New Delhi: With rupee again crossing 65-to a dollar mark, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the currency is undervalued and hoped it will find its appropriate level.
"The rupee has overs

Concern in Rajya Sabha over Kishtwar violence


New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday voiced concern over violence in Kishtwar area of Jammu and Kashmir with Opposition saying the country's "sovereignty and integrity" was at stake and the ma

Government to further liberalise FDI policy, says Chidambaram


New Delhi: Faced with sliding rupee, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday said government will further liberalise the FDI policy and encourage public sector undertakings to raise funds from o

RBI also needs to look at growth, FM says ahead of policy

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Ahmedabad: A day ahead of RBI's monetary policy review, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the mandate of a central bank is not only to ensure price stability but also to promote growth an

FM rules out gold import ban; urges people to moderate demand


Jaipur: Ruling out complete ban on gold import, Finance Minister P Chidambaram appealed to the people to moderate their demand for the precious metal which is costing the nation USD 50 billion in for

Banks to focus on top defaulters: Chidambaram

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New Delhi: Concerned over rising bad loans, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday asked banks to focus on top defaulters and take action against them.
"You focus on the top defaulters, as well

Cabinet nod for GSAT-15, GSAT-16 communication satellites


New Delhi: India will launch two satellites over the next two years to augment transponder capacity and make contingency arrangements to support services like VSAT, television, strategic and emergenc

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