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‘Remember, this is pre-lockdown': Chidambaram warns on India's 11-year low GDP slump

“Remember, this is pre-lockdown. Of the 91 days of Q4, lockdown applied to only to 7 days,” Chidambaram said in a tweet on the government released data for country’s GDP.

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Govt dealt another blow to citizens, says Chidambaram as RBI bonds scheme stopped

The interest rate on bank fixed deposits as well as lending rates are on decline with the Reserve Bank of India lowering the repo rate.

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Ivanka Trump slammed for praising Indian teen who cycled 750 miles home carrying father amid Covid-19 lockdown

Indian opposition leaders like Omar Abdullah lashed out at the US presidential adviser for highlighting the 15-year-old girl's 'poverty and desperation'

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RBI should bluntly ask Govt to take fiscal measures: Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 23(UNI) A day after the Reserve Bank of India said GDP could contract further this year, Congress leader and former finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said the RBI should bluntly tell the government to take fiscal measures to protect the economy.

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‘Bluntly tell government to do its duty’: Chidambaram advises RBI governor

On Friday, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das admitted that growth will be in “negative territory” this year, the first time anyone in the government or the central bank has admitted that India’s gross domestic product (GDP) will shrink this year.

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RBI Guv Should Bluntly Tell Centre to Do its Duty: Chidambaram

“He (Shaktikanta Das) should bluntly tell the government ‘Do your duty, take fiscal measures’,” Chidambaram tweeted.

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‘How weird this is’: Chidambaram tweets on Govt’s Covid-19 data

India recorded its second biggest single-day surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in a week.

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India to See a Washed-Out Economy in 2020-21: P Chidambaram

The Quint spoke to P Chidambaram to understand exactly how deep an impact is COVID-19 having on the Indian economy.

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Chidambaram slams govt, says stimulus package left many sections left high and dry

New Delhi, May 18 (UNI) Taking on the Narendra Modi government over the special stimulus package for the lockdown-hit Indian economy, former finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday expressed disappointment, saying it has left high and dry various sections, including 13 crore families in the bottom half of the population.

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‘Govt’s stimulus package totally inadequate, left several sections high and dry’: Chidambaram

Reacting to the Centre’s economic package, former Union finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said a fiscal stimulus of Rs 1,86,650 crore, amounting to barely 0.91% of GDP, will be “totally inadequate given the gravity of the economic crisis and the dire situation” in which people find themselves because of the Covid-19 crisis.

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‘Announce Revised Fiscal Stimulus’: Chidambaram on Govt’s Package

He highlighted the need to “borrow more, spend more” to give a stimulus to the economy.

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More borrowing, spending will be measure of Centre’s fiscal package: Chidambaram

The former finance minister was referring to the Centre’s Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package meant to revive the Indian economy after the 55-day nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sunday View: The Best Weekend Opinion Reads, Curated Just For You

Sunday View: We sifted through the papers and curated the best opinion reads so that you won’t have to.

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P Chidambaram’s ‘research and dialogue’ tweet swipe at FM Sitharaman

The congress leader, who has also been a finance minister, said his questions were part of research and dialogue, what he termed the “new R&D”.

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Being misquoted to create haze around comprehensive looking MSME revival package: Gadkari

New Delhi, May 15 (UNI) Union Minister for MSME and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he was surprised to see that how he was being misquoted to create a haze around the comprehensive and forward looking MSME revival package announced by the Government on Thursday.

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‘Will Go to States, Not Migrants’: Chidambaram on PM-CARES Fund

PM-CARES Fund Trust allocated Rs 3,100 Crore for fight against COVID-19, the PMO announced on Wednesday.

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Idea of a resilient India is driving the policy package that is being laid out: Jayant Sinha

The economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the measures announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman are aimed at making India a competitive nation that will also be an attractive investment destination, the former union minister said.

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India unveils major credit line for small businesses, lenders

By Aftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government said on Wednesday it will offer nearly $60

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Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM Hails Measures by FM, Oppn Raises Questions

Finance Minister Sitharaman on Wednesday announced several relief measures for MSMEs, real estate and taxpayers.

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‘Nothing for Poor & Migrants’: Chidambaram Slams FM’s Measures

“There is nothing for the lakhs of poor, hungry and devastated migrant workers,” Chidambaram said.

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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Relief for MSMEs, Real Estate & Taxpayers

PM Modi announced a Rs 20 lakh crore ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ package to tackle the repercussions of COVID-19.

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‘Same should follow with road, air transport’: Chidambaram on Centre’s rail service move

He said that opening road, rail and air services for passengers and goods is the only way to commence economic and commercial activity in the country.

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Opening road, rail and air services only way to commence economic & commercial activity: Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 11(UNI) Welcoming the decision of the government to cautiously start operations of inter state passenger trains, senior Congress leader P chidambaram on Monday said road transport and air transport should also be commenced in a phased manner.

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Chidambaram welcomes Centre’s move to borrow additional Rs 4.2 lakh crore

The government on Friday revised its gross market borrowing target from the estimated Rs 7.8 lakh crore to Rs 12 lakh crore in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Congress dividing CMs on basis of party, weakening fight against Covid, says BJP

New Delhi, May 6 (UNI) The BJP on Wednesday said Congress president Sonia Gandhi was dividing the chief ministers of states on the basis of party and bent upon weakening the country's fight against Covid-19 pandemic.

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