India moves ahead in forming coal regulator

NEW DELHI, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- India has given the go-ahead for the creation of a regulator for the country's coal sector.

Rupee at record low undermines Indian markets

MUMBAI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- India's Sensex stock listing tumbled 3.18 percent Tuesday as the rupee fell to a record low of 66.08 to the dollar, a sharp one-day drop from Monday's 64.30.

Increasing Chinese defense budget alarms India

BEIJING, March 5 (UPI) -- In 2012 China's defense budget was $106.4 billion.

Indian rebels recant 'brutal' slayings

NEW DELHI, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Maoist rebels in India will stop some of their more brutal methods of killing, including the slitting of throats, the BBC said.

India, Pakistan talks focus on terrorism

NEW DELHI, July 4 (UPI) -- The foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India were expected to focus on terrorism in talks Wednesday after the arrest of a suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks.

Terrorist admits to 2008 Mumbai attacks

MUMBAI, June 25 (UPI) -- Terrorist Abu Jindal admitted to his alleged role in the 2008 Mumbai shootings and bombings following his arrest in New Delhi Monday, police said.

Bungled most-wanted list embarrasses India

NEW DELHI, May 23 (UPI) -- India shrugged off the embarrassment of compiling a list of 50 of the country's most wanted criminals believed to be hiding in Pakistan, only to find several easily contactable in India.
India warns of terrorists inside Pakistan

India warns of terrorists inside Pakistan

NEW DELHI, May 2 (UPI) -- Bin Laden's death "deep inside" Pakistani territory shows that terrorists are being harbored in Pakistan, warned India's Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram.

Pakistan must curb militants, India says

NEW DELHI, March 12 (UPI) -- Pakistan must transform itself to be a true democracy and good neighbor, India's Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Friday in New Delhi.
India shoe-thrower released without charge

India shoe-thrower released without charge

NEW DELHI, April 7 (UPI) -- An angry Sikh journalist who threw his shoe at India's home minister in New Delhi was released Tuesday without charge, police say.

India gives Pakistan more Mumbai evidence

NEW DELHI, March 14 (UPI) -- India turned over more evidence Friday to Pakistan against suspects in the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, including transcripts of telephone conversations.
FBI's Mueller meets with Indian officials

FBI's Mueller meets with Indian officials

NEW DELHI, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. FBI chief Robert Mueller met with Indian security officials Tuesday in New Delhi to discuss terrorism and related issues, observers said.

Indian Home Minister admits failures

MUMBAI, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The minister in charge of Indian law enforcement acknowledged Friday that failures in intelligence and security made the Mumbai terrorist attack possible.

India won't cut duty on oil imports

NEW DELHI, May 15 (UPI) -- Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said there will be no reduction in the duty charged on imported oil, despite soaring energy prices.

India's BHEL takes over BHPVL

VISAKHAPATNAM, India, May 12 (UPI) -- India's equipment major Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. has taken over Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Ltd.
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Palaniappan Chidambaram (Tamil: பழனியப்பன் சிதம்பரம்; born September 16, 1945) is an Indian politician and present Union Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of India. Previously he was the Finance Minister of India from May 2004 to November 2008. However, after the resignation of Shivraj Patil, Chidambaram was made the Home Affairs Minister.

From years 1996 to 1998, P. Chidambaram was also a Cabinet Minister with the Finance portfolio for a brief period in the United Front coalition government. Chidambaram, as finance minister then under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Deputy Chairman of India's Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia was a part of the Planning Commission of India. Prior to the tenure of Finance Minister, he was Minister of State in the Rajiv Gandhi and Narasimha Rao led Congress-party governments, holding other portfolios.

Chidambaram was born to Kandanur L. Ct. L. Palaniyappa Chettiar and Mrs. Lakshmi Achi in Kanadukathan in the Sivaganga District, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He was born into the royal family of Chettinad. He hails from the family of Nagarathar or Nattukotai Chettiars of Tamil Nadu.

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