Arjun Singh

  • Arjun Singh's son Ajay loses Satna seat May 16, 2014

    Twotime BJP MP Ganesh Singh on Friday defeated his Congress rival Ajay Singh from Satna constituency by a margin of 8,688 votes in a keenly contested polls. Ajay, son of late Union Minister Arjun Singh, is Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Ganesh Singh secured 3,75,288 as against 3,66,600 votes...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Arjun Singh's son wants to fulfil father's dreams for Satna April 8, 2014

    Though his late father was famously called the 'Thakur from Satna' for his long connection with this cement city, Arjun Singh's son Ajay has a daunting task of breaking this BJP stronghold which has not sent a Congress MP to Parliament for the past two decades. Ajay Singh, the 58-year-old leader...
  • Sonakshi's star power will help Shatrughan Sinha: BJP workers April 2, 2014

    Patna: With former actor and BJP candidate Shatrughan Sinha facing a four-cornered contest for the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha seat, party workers and supporters say it will be great if his daughter, Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, campaigns for him. "Unlike last time, it is not going to be a cakewalk for...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: CBI's review petition dismissed August 29, 2012

    Bhopal: A sessions court on Tuesday upheld a 2010 verdict of a trial court in the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy case while dismissing the CBI's petition seeking retrial and enhancement of sentence awarded to former Union Carbide officials. The revision petition seeking enhancement of sentence under the new section of 304II...
  • FTN: Do autobiographies need to be controversial to generate interest? July 12, 2012

    It has become almost a fashion to create a sensation or hype before any book concerning political or historical matters is launched so that maximum sales can be effected. ...
  • Arjun's claim on Anderson's release not true: BJP July 6, 2012

    Bhopal: BJP leaders on Friday disagreed with claims of late Congress leader Arjun Singh in his soontobe released autobiography on the issue of then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson's release and alleged that it was an attempt to shield Rajiv Gandhi on the issue. "Former Union Home Secretary RD Pradhan has...
  • Sharad Pawar is unreliable and fickle: Arjun Singh July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Sharad Pawar is at the receiving end of late Congress veteran Arjun Singh who has accused him of being flipflop, unreliable and fickle and wondered when the "final rupture" would take place between him and the Congress. Singh's criticism and his unfavourable assessment of the NCP chief has been...
  • 'Narasimha Rao was against Sonia as Cong chief' July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Why should the Congress party be hitched to the NehruGandhi family like train compartments to the engine was how the late PV Narasimha Rao reacted to the suggestion that Sonia Gandhi be made the Congress chief after the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi in May, 1991. This has...
  • 'Jism 2' a marketing genius: Arunoday Singh April 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Actor Arunoday Singh, who has been tapped to play one of the two male leads in 'Jism 2', says the film is a marketing genius. Be it producer Mahesh Bhatt's entry into the 'Bigg Boss' house to offer the lead role to adult film star Sunny Leone or...
  • A book that talks about how movies affect us March 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Who doesn't have a favourite movie, whether it's the latest blockbuster or a cult classic there's no denying the best movies move us. You can blame pretty much everything on the movies those nightmares after watching 'The Evil Dead' as child and a possible lifelong fascination with horror....
  • Veteran Congress leader Arjun Singh dies March 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress leader and former Union Minister Arjun Singh, who had served in various capacities including as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, died on Friday. He was 80. Admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) some days ago with chest pain and neuro problems, Singh complained of breathing...
  • Bhopal tragedy: Will the truth ever come out? August 11, 2010

    Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Arjun Singh broke his silence over what exactly transpired after the Bhopal gas leak tragedy and who let former CEO of Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, get away after being arrested. The key point from Arjun Singh's speech in the Rajya Sabha was the clean chit...
  • Arjun Singh blames Rao for Anderson's exit August 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Breaking his silence, Arjun Singh on Wednesday appeared to point fingers at the late PV Narasimha Rao in the exit of former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson in the wake of Bhopal gas disaster in 1984, thereby giving a clean chit to the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. "The...
  • Safe passage to Anderson not my call: Arjun Singh June 19, 2010

    Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Arjun Singh has finally broken his silence on the Bhopal gas leak tragedy claiming that he had no say in granting safe passage to former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson. Speaking to Hindustan Times Bhopal edition Resident Editor NK Singh, Singh said: "I have no...
  • Bhopal fiasco a systemic failure: Cong June 16, 2010

    New Delhi: The Congress party has once again insisted on a clean chit to the Rajiv Gandhi government in 1984 on the Bhopal gas tragedy. As for the uncomfortable questions, they are left to the newlyformed Group of Ministers to answer. The party said on Wednesday the Union Carbide CEO Warren...
  • Complaint filed against Arjun Singh in Anderson case June 15, 2010

    Bhopal: A complaint has been filed in a local court in Bhopal for registration of a criminal case against former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Arjun Singh for allegedly releasing the then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson in a wrong manner after the 1984 Bhopal gas leak incident. A separate complaint was...
  • Congress admits it let Anderson escape June 14, 2010

    However, there are several questions that the party needs to answer on the entire episode. ...
  • Bhopal victims ask Obama to extradite Anderson June 14, 2010

    New Delhi: The fallout of the Bhopal verdict is now set to hit the White House as the victims of the gas leak tragedy have written to US President Barack Obama asking him to extradite former Union Carbide Corp CEO Warren Anderson to India to face justice. Anderson, who now lives...
  • Explain Anderson's exit, MP CM tells Arjun Singh June 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said his government will go to any extent to get justice for Bhopal gas victims and demanded an explanation from then Chief Minister Arjun Singh on how former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson fled the country. "We will go...
  • Arjun Singh says he didn't help Anderson June 10, 2010

    Bhopal: Senior Congress Arjun Singh, who was the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh when the Bhopal gas leak happened, has broken his silence on the tragedy. Speaking to a Hindi weekly Chauthi Duniya, Singh has called media reports of helping former Union carbide CEO Warren Anderson escape the country as untrue....
  • Digvijay hints at Centre's role in Anderson case June 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, who was in the then Madhya Pradesh chief minister Arjun Singh's Cabinet, says the state government only followed the Center's orders and allowed former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson to leave India. Singh's statement is an embarrassing direct political hint that the then Rajiv...
  • Don't blame MP govt for Anderson's escape: Singh June 10, 2010

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh has said the Madhya Pradesh government in 1984 should not be blamed for Warren Anderson, former chairman of the American parent company Union Carbide Corp responsible for the Bhopal gas tragedy, getting out of the country. The state government hardly had any role to...
  • Bhopal: all responsible should explain, says Cong June 10, 2010

    New Delhi: With questions being raised over the role of Arjun Singh who was Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister when Bhopal gas disaster struck, Congress on Wednesday said that those being held responsible should explain. A senior party leader who declined to be identified said these matters needed to be clarified...
  • Anderson's escape from India still a mystery June 9, 2010

    Bhopal: One of Bhopal gas tragedy's worst kept secrets was finally revealed on Wednesday. The then Bhopal collector Moti Singh added another dimension to the Bhopal tragedy by claiming that was instructed by the then chief secretary of Amdhya Pradesh to grant bail to former Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson. On...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 9, 2010

    The show India@9 brings you the big stories and the newsmakers of the day on CNNIBN at 9.00 pm. ...
  • Arjun Singh's grandson debuts in Bollywood July 30, 2009

    New Delhi: He says he has worked as a bouncer and freelance writer abroad "to pay his rent". And now Congress veteran and former HRD minister Arjun Singh's grandson Arunoday is making his acting debut in Bollywood in a negative role without making his grandfather pull any strings. "My...
  • HRD to review UGC's recognition giving process June 18, 2009

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has called for a review of 80 deemed universities. The Ministry is unhappy with the way the commission and other regulatory bodies went about giving recognition to universities and technical institutes. In a committee headed by imminent scientist Yashpal is...
  • No place for old loyalists and tainted in Cabinet May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's Government is ready for the next five years with some new faces in the Union Ministry. But the new Cabinet is missing some old time loyalists and tainted ministers. Several old soldiers were shown the door when the list of ministers was decided. Congress chose to script the...
  • Arjun Singh's policies won't be scrapped: Sibal May 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Government will "look into" the issue of reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in private unaided educational institutions. "We will look into it," Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal replied when asked whether there would be reservation for OBCs in private and unaided educational institutions. The government has implemented...
  • Denied Cabinet berth, Congress leaders sulk May 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Performance and credibility has been the benchmark to make the cut in the new Union Cabinet and due to this there are some who are upset at being left out. Many leaders in the Congress are sulking at not being made a Cabinet minister. Even though Manmohan Singh's Cabinet...