Finance minister presents optimistic outlook for India's economy

NEW DELHI, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- India's finance minister offered an optimistic outlook for the country's economy Monday, saying the fiscal deficit is declining while the growth rate is rising.

World Bank sees 6 percent growth for India

NEW DELHI, March 12 (UPI) -- India's economy is expected to grow 6 percent next year, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in New Delhi.

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Indian president signs rape ordinance

NEW DELHI, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Indian President Pranab Mukherjee signed an ordinance on sexual assault despite objections by women's rights groups that said the measure was weak.

Geithner welcomes India reforms

NEW DELHI, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner welcomed the reforms recently announced by India, saying they offer a promising path to improving growth.

Geithner, Bernanke going to India, Japan

NEW DELHI, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's India visit this week is well-timed, with the country planning reforms favoring foreign investments, observers say.

Home minister calls incident terror attack

NEW DELHI, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The bomb attack on an Israeli embassy car in New Delhi was a "terrorist attack" carried out by a "well-trained person," India's Home Minister said.

Indian militants likely set off court bomb

NEW DELHI, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Home-grown terrorists are likely responsible for last week's deadly attack on the Delhi High Court, India's Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said.

India raises concern about Pakistan

NEW DELHI, May 3 (UPI) -- The killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden underlines India's concern about terror groups finding sanctuary in Pakistan, the Indian home minister said.
India marks anniversary of Mumbai terror

India marks anniversary of Mumbai terror

MUMBAI, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- India marked the second anniversary of the Mumbai terrorist attacks Friday with memorial ceremonies and a military parade, officials said.

Indian court divides holy site in thirds

NEW DELHI, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- An Indian court Thursday ruled a disputed religious site will be split into three portions, two-thirds for Hindus and one-third for Muslims, attorneys said.

Indian govt. agrees to create new state

HYDERABAD, India, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Indian government, bowing to protesters' demands, agreed to carve out a separate state to be called Telangana from its southern Andhra Pradesh state.

Terror group threat to India more grave

NEW DELHI, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Terror groups based in Pakistan have become a greater threat to India since last November's Mumbai attacks, India's Home Minister said Monday.

India plans to pull army from Kashmir

NEW DELHI, June 12 (UPI) -- India plans to withdraw its troops from counterinsurgency operations in Kashmir, for years a disputed territory and battlefield, India's home minister says.

India: Suspect tied to Lashkar-e-Toiba

NEW DELHI, June 5 (UPI) -- A terror suspect arrested in New Delhi has ties to the founder of the Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba, an Indian official said Friday.
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P. Chidambaram or Chidambaram Palaniappan, sometimes written Palaniappan Chidambaram (Tamil: ப. 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. Chidambaram did his schooling from the Madras Christian College Hr.Sec.School, Chennai. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Statistics from The Presidency College, Chennai, he completed his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the Madras Law College currently Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai, and his Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Harvard Business School. He also holds a Masters from Loyola College, Chennai.

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