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Tag: Manmohan Singh

Modi threatening idea of India, stifling dissent, says Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of curbing academic freedom and stifling dissent, his predecessor Manmohan Singh on Friday said the “idea of India” was being threatened under his government, which not only sought to rule India, but to change its “very heart and soul”. Often criticized by his successor for being a non-vocal […]

PM Modi, national leaders pay homage to Dr. Bansidhar Panda

New Delhi: Terming late Dr. Banshidhar Panda as India’s foremost Karmayogis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today remembered him and prayed for the peace of the departed soul. In a letter to his son, Baijayant Panda, Modi wrote, “I am deeply saddened… Dr. Panda who studied in the topmost universities of the world chose to return […]

Democracy in danger: Manmohan

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying “democracy is in danger” under his regime. “Our democratic institutions are under attack. Parliament is not being allowed to function and legislation is being bulldozed,” Singh told thousands of Congress activists at a ‘Jan Akrosh’ rally here. […]

Tendulkar fails to make maiden speech amid uproar

New Delhi: Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday could not make his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha amid uproar by Congress members over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh and over the 2G spectrum case. Minutes later, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for the day. Naidu also ordered […]

LS adjourned for the day over Modi's allegations against Manmohan

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after it saw disruptions as Congress members raised the issue of allegations levelled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his predecessor Manmohan Singh. The first adjournment came minutes after the house met, as Congress members stood at their seats, and created a ruckus […]

Manmohan asks Modi to apologize for 'falsehood and canards'

  New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmanohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading “falsehood and canards” in a desperate bid to win the Gujarat elections and asked him to “apologize to the nation”. In a hard-hitting statement, Manmohan Singh denied allegations by Modi that he and others invited to a dinner […]

Demonetisation not one-stop solution: Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday rejected former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s charge that demonetisation was “organised loot” and said there was an ethical and moral rationale behind the decision which gave a “new direction” to the economy. Defending the government’s decision to demonetise high value currency notes last year as “historic” Jaitley […]

Pranab, Manmohan, Rahul offer tribute to Indira Gandhi

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 33rd death anniversary here today . They paid floral tributes to the late Prime Minister at Shakti Sthal here. “We pay tribute to a dynamic leader; India’s first and only […]

Need more reforms for social equality: Manmohan Singh

Bengaluru: Advocating higher growth rate, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for more economic reforms to ensure social equality with inclusive growth. “We embarked upon economic reforms to open up opportunities to the people born without social privileges. I must confess that the process is not complete. We need more such reforms and […]

Modi wishes Manmohan Singh on his b'day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday praying for his long life. “Warm birthday wishes to our former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. May he lead a long life filled with good health,” Modi said in a tweet. Singh, who turned 85 on Tuesday, was the Prime […]

RTI on Modi, Manmohan's foreign trips denied as 'vague'

Lucknow: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied information on various expenses incurred in foreign trips by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan Singh, terming the query “vague”, an RTI activist said. Nutan Thakur told IANS on Saturday that she had requested the documents from the PMO on June 16. Thakur had asked for […]

No NOC required from Gandhi family for 'Indu Sarkar': CBFC chief

Mumbai: While the makers of a film on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be asked to get a no objection certificate (NOC) from the man himself, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar can heave a sigh of relief for “Indu Sarkar” — a film on Indira Gandhi-declared Emergency. “Indu Sarkar” won’t have to get an NOC from anyone […]

Looking forward to play Manmohan Singh: Anupam Kher

Mumbai: Anupam Kher looks every bit of Manmohan Singh in the first look of a film adaptation of Sanjay Baru’s controversial book “The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh”, in which the veteran actor essays the former Indian Prime Minister. Anupam released the first-look poster of the film on Wednesday. “To reinvent […]

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Ashok Patnaik to be new CEO of NATGRID

Ashok Patnaik, a senior IPS officer, was today appointed as the CEO of NATGRID, a robust intelligence gathering mechanism being set up to track terror suspects and incidents

Sonia raises 'distressing rise' in attacks on Dalits with Modi

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi yesterday raised the issue of “distressing rise in incidence of atrocities against Dalits” with prime minster Narendra Modi and called upon the government to bring a bill in the monsoon session to tighten the law on atrocities against scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. In a letter to Modi, Gandhi […]

Coal case: Summons to Manmohan withheld

New Delhi: In a relief to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the summons issued by a special court in connection with the allocation of 15 percent share in the Talabira II coal block to Kumar Mangalam Birla owned Hindalco. The apex court bench of Justice V. Gopala […]

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Sonia Gandhi leads solidarity march for Manmohan Singh

Congress president Sonia Gandhi today led a solidarity march from the party headquarter here to former prime minister Manmohan Singh's house a day after he was named an accused in a coal block allocation case

Coal block allocation: Court says Naveen not involved in conspiracy

New Delhi: The Special CBI court today made it clear Odisha’s chief minister Naveen Patnaik was not involved in scheming allocation of Talabira coal block to Hindalco. In its order, the court said, “Naveen was not into the conspiracy regarding coal block allocation.” However, the court added, it is “not coincidence” that the chief minister […]

Upset, but sure truth will prevail: Manmohan Singh on court summons

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday he was “upset” by a court here summoning him in a case relating to the allocation of coal blocks, but was “sure truth will prevail.” “Of course, I am upset but this is part of life. I have respect for the judicial process. I have […]

Manmohan Singh paying for Congress' sin: Javadekar

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today that former prime minister Manmohan Singh was paying for the "sin" committed by the Congress party after a Delhi court summoned him as accused in a coal block allocation case

Coal scam: Manmohan Singh, KM Birla summoned as accused

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, ex-coal secretary P C Parakh and three others were today summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case pertaining to allocation of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha in 2005 and asked to appear before it on April 8

Manmohan's daughter putting together everything he said in 10 years

Author Daman Singh, daughter of former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Saturday said she failed to understand why people label her father as "silent" and revealed she was coming up with a collection of "everything" he said in the last 10 years.

Ex-PM, high & mighty came under Delhi courts' scanner in 2014

Cases of corruption and multi- crore rupee scams hogged the limelight in 2014 with names of the high and mighty, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, cropping up in trial courts here besides bringing down curtains on the 1975 murder case of the then Railway Minister L N Mishra

Coal Scam: Why Manmohan Singh was not examined, Court asks CBI

The CBI was on Tuesday asked by a Special Court as to whether it has examined former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was then holding coal portfolio, during its probe in the coal blocks allocation scam case involving top industrialist KM Birla, former coal secretary P C Parakh and others

Prime Minister bids adieu, says his tenure is open book

Bidding adieu to the nation as Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh on Saturday said he had tried to do his best in serving the country and his tenure of 10 years was an "open book"