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India arrests ex-finance minister Chidambaram for 'corruption'

07:53 PM | 22 Aug, 2019
India arrests ex-finance minister Chidambaram for 'corruption'
NEW DELHI – Authorities in India have arrested a Congress leader and former finance minister on corruption charges.

High drama unfolded in New Delhi late Wednesday as officers from India’s equivalent of the FBI scaled the walls of Palaniappan Chidambaram’s home to arrest him, local media reported.

Earlier in the day, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had alerted airports to prevent P. Chidambaram, finance minister from 2004-2008 and again from 2012-2014, from leaving the country.



Chidambaram, 73, earlier this week failed to secure bail and had not been seen since Tuesday, until he showed up at the headquarters of the opposition Congress party on Wednesday to proclaim his innocence.

At a news conference, he called his accusers “pathological liars”, the Press Trust of India reported.

Chidambaram has been charged in relation to alleged kickbacks and money laundering involving a media company when he was finance minister under former premier Manmohan Singh.

Meanwhile, the son of former finance and home minister said the arrest of his father is a plot of the BJP government to divert attention from the crucial issue of revoking special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/world/bjp-govt-revoked-kashmirs-special-status-because-it-is-muslim-dominated-says-chidambaram/

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 19, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.2 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25 345.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.09 748.09
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.44 38.84
Danish Krone DKK 39.69 40.09
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.64 911.64
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.31 25.61
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.08 307.58
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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