Narasimha Rao

  • LS polls: AAP fields Narasimha Rao's grandson from Malkajgiri 08-04-2014 06:37 PM

    Hyderabad: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to field former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao's grandson, Sudha Kiran from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency, after its candidate Chandana Chakrabarti withdrew from the electoral race. "Chandana Chakrabarti opted out due to her personal and health reasons and now Sudha Kiran,...
  • Sonia and Narasimha Rao had strained relations: KV Thomas 16-02-2014 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi and late Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao had strained relations when he was the Prime Minister as she was unhappy over the slow pace of progress in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination probe, says a book written by a Union Minister. When Sonia chose to go public...
  • Back Bangladesh, not Hasina or Zia

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    By every account, the January 5th elections, Bangladesh's 10th so far, were a low point for democracy. The boycott of the 18-member opposition alliance meant...

  • Narasimha Rao, VP Singh, LK Advani: The tragic heroes of politics

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    The three most influential politicians of the 1990s were Narasimha Rao, Vishwanath Pratap Singh and LK Advani. At a time when the last of the...

  • Manmohan Singh was a better finance minister than a PM: BJP 27-07-2013 05:43 AM

    Accusing the UPA government of mismanaging the economy, the BJP on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying he was a better finance minister under former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao than being a Prime Minister. "Manmohan Singh, who was a finance minister under Narasimha Rao, was...
  • 'UPA II suffering from policy paralysis' 26-07-2013 10:06 PM

    Chennai: Expressing concerns over current economic situation, India Cements Vice Chairman and Managing Director N Srinivasan on Friday said UPA II government at Centre was suffering from "what people refer to as policy paralysis". He, however, also lauded the economic reforms initiated by the Narasimha Rao government in 1991. The...
  • Rao first asked to prepare for nuke tests: Kalam 06-12-2011 07:19 PM

    Nagpur: Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday revealed that former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao had asked him to make preparations for nuclear tests, which were subsequently conducted (at Pokhran) during the NDA government, headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Kalam was addressing the probationers at the National Academy...
  • Held guilty in 1996 scam, Sukhram seeks leniency 19-11-2011 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Sukhram, convicted for taking Rs 3 lakhs as bribe to give a lucrative contract to a private firm in 1996, on Saturday pleaded for leniency in a Delhi court on grounds of his old age while the CBI called him a "habitual offender" and sought...
  • Sukhram guilty of corruption, sentencing today 19-11-2011 07:12 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Saturday is expected to announce the quantum of punishment for former Telecom Minister Sukhram. Sukhram was on Friday held guilty by a Delhi court of misusing his official position when he was in the PV Narasimha Rao cabinet and giving undue favour to a...
  • Sukhram convicted in 1996 telecom case 18-11-2011 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Sukhram has been held guilty by a Delhi court of misusing his official position when he was in the PV Narasimha Rao cabinet and giving undue favour to a cable supply company in a 15-year-old case. Special CBI Judge RP Pandey convicted 84-year-old Sukhram under...
  • Donation to JMM to save Rao Govt tax free: tribunal 12-09-2011 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: An Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has said that the four Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MPs don't have to pay tax on donations received from the Congress for the 1993 confidence vote. The JMM MPs had appealed against paying income tax on the interest accrued on donations. The JMM MPs...
  • 'PM got in Walmart to convince Buddhadeb on FDI' 04-09-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister had asked the chief of American retail chain Walmart in 1995 to 'convince' then West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee about allowing FDI in retail sector, which the latter opposed, a top CPI(M) leader said on Sunday. "The Prime Minister had asked the Walmart chief...
  • 20 years of reforms: C Rangarajan's views 22-07-2011 10:12 AM

    It's been 20 years since Manmohan Singh opened up Indian economy and freed up Indian entrepreneurship. In 1991, when Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao-led Congress government, the country was close to bankruptcy and had mortgaged its gold to pay for loan installments. India's fiscal deficit...
  • 20 years of economic reforms: Raghav Bahl's views 21-07-2011 09:57 AM

    It's been 20 years since Manmohan Singh opened up Indian economy and freed up Indian entrepreneurship. In 1991, when Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao-led Congress government, the country was close to bankruptcy and had mortgaged its gold to pay for loan installments. India's fiscal deficit...
  • 20 years of reforms: Bimal Jalan's views 20-07-2011 10:24 AM

    In 1991, when Manmohan Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao-led Congress government, the country was close to bankruptcy and had mortgaged its gold to pay for loan installments. India's fiscal deficit in 1991 was close to 8.5 per cent of GDP and the balance of payments...
  • 20 years of reforms: Montek Singh's view 19-07-2011 11:48 AM

    In 2011, India's Foreign Exchange Reserve stands at $315.72 billion, but 20 years ago, in 1991, the foreign exchange reserves were barely a billion dollars and FDI was almost non-existent. In 1991, when Manmohan Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao-led Congress government, the country was close...
  • 20 years of reforms: Shankar Acharya's views 18-07-2011 01:39 PM

    In 1991, when Manmohan Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao-led Congress government, the country was close to bankruptcy and had mortgaged its gold to pay for loan installments. India's fiscal deficit in 1991 was close to 8.5 per cent of GDP and the balance of payments...
  • 'My father alone can't be blamed for Anderson's exit' 13-08-2010 01:46 PM

    The late PM Narasimha Rao's son has said the decision to grant a safe passage to Anderson was a joint one and it is unfair to target leaders who are not there to defend themselves. ...
  • Is Narasimha Rao India's most underrated PM? 30-06-2010 08:31 AM

    Rao was the prime minister who created the watershed change in India by dismantling the socialist economy. ...
  • Atal vs Rao: Who's more responsible for Babri demolition 25-11-2009 02:12 AM

    The Liberhan report found Atal culpable and gave virtual clean chit to Rao. ...
  • A lookback at 17 years of Liberhan Commission report 24-11-2009 02:23 AM

    New Delhi: The demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 ignited nationwide communal riots and left nearly 3,000 people dead. Ten days after the incident, the PV Narasimha Rao government set up a Commission headed by Justice MS Liberhan to probe into the demolition. The Commission was then...
  • Shibu Soren claims JMM stands united 19-07-2008 11:42 PM

    Suresh Raina, at the HT summit, backed the concept of split captaincy, and said that it's a good idea to have 3 captains. ...