NARASIMHA RAO

  • We are confident about our win, there will be party celebrations, says BJP's Narasimha Rao Yesterday

    BJP spokeperson Narasimha Rao said that BJP was confident about their win in the assembly elections. "Traditioanlly we have never been stronger. It is Diwali before Diwali for us," said Narasimha Rao. ...
  • K. Chandrasekhar Rao demands Bharat Ratna for Narasimha Rao June 28, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday called for conferring Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, on former prime minister, the late P.V. Narasimha Rao. Paying rich tributes to the late leader on his 93rd birth anniversary, the chief minister said the state cabinet would pass a resolution urging...
  • Narendra Modi, first PM to move to official bungalow without family May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi will be the first Prime Minister who will move into the official residence of the Prime Minister of India without his family. Till now all the other 14 Prime Ministers have had a family or at least have had some family members who moved in with...
  • Modi praises Narasimha Rao, says Gandhi family disrespected him May 1, 2014

    At a rally in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Narendra Modi attacked the Gandhi family saying they disrespected a great Prime Minister like Narasimha Rao even after his death, alleging that the Gandhi family didn't allow his last rites to be held in Delhi. ...
  • LS polls: AAP fields Narasimha Rao's grandson from Malkajgiri April 8, 2014

    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, who...
  • Sonia and Narasimha Rao had strained relations: KV Thomas February 16, 2014

    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 with...
  • Manmohan Singh was a better finance minister than a PM: BJP July 27, 2013

    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 a...
  • 'UPA II suffering from policy paralysis' July 26, 2013

    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 result...
  • Narasimha Rao led India at a crucial time: Pranab December 31, 2012

    Hyderabad: Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was a multifaceted personality who provided great leadership to India at a crucial juncture, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday. Delivering the inaugural PV Narasimha Rao Memorial Lecture organised by Hyderabad Media House, Mukherjee praised him for his political sagacity and farsightedness that...
  • Tollywood actor Sutti Velu is dead September 17, 2012

    Veteran comedian and character artiste Sutti Velu died at a Chennai hospital in the wee hours of Sunday.He was 65 and is survived by wife and four children.The actor had been ailing for some time and undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai where he breathed his last at...
  • Andhra: ACB shielding minister, says tainted judge July 24, 2012

    Hyderabad: Alleging that ACB deputy superintendent of police Srikrishnudu had manhandled him in the name of investigation into the Gali Janardhan Reddys bail scam, suspended judge K Lakshmi Narasimha Rao has written to the chief justices of the Supreme Court and the AP High Court, and chairman of the AP...
  • Rao's aides dismiss criticism on Babri demolition July 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Dismissing criticism of former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao over the Ayodhya issue, two top officials who worked closely with him on Sunday said he tried his best to prevent demolition of Babri mosque and to ensure rule of law. Recalling the sequence of events on December 6, 1992 when...
  • 'Narasimha Rao prayed when Babri was demolished' July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another book has levelled an allegation that P V Narasimha Rao had connived at the demolition of Babri Masjid claiming that the late Prime Minister had sat in a puja when the kar sevaks began pulling it down and rose only when it was over. The charge relating...
  • '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...
  • Pakistan is part of India: School textbooks May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan is a part of India and PV Narasimha Rao is the Prime Minister of the country this is being taught to school students in some states, according to a Member of Parliament. AIADMK member S Semmalai highlighted this in Lok Sabha on Wednesday while referring to the...
  • We want media to know its 'lakshman rekha': SC May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the exercise undertaken by it for framing guidelines for reporting court proceedings was aimed at making the press know its "lakshman rekha" and not intended for taking punitive action against the journalists. "Whatever efforts we are making, please don't understand that it is...
  • SC to hear bail plea of Sukhram, others tomorrow January 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The bail pleas of former Union Minister Sukhram, whose interim bail is expiring on January 16 in a 1993 telecom scam, and two others will be taken up in the Supreme Court on Monday. A bench headed by Justice P Sathasivam, would also hear the bail plea of the...
  • Rao first asked to prepare for nuke tests: Kalam December 6, 2011

    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 of...
  • Held guilty in 1996 scam, Sukhram seeks leniency November 19, 2011

    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 November 19, 2011

    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 November 18, 2011

    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 15yearold case. Special CBI Judge RP Pandey convicted 84yearold Sukhram under various...
  • Donation to JMM to save Rao Govt tax free: tribunal September 12, 2011

    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 told the...
  • 'PM got in Walmart to convince Buddhadeb on FDI' September 4, 2011

    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 to...
  • 20 years of reforms: C Rangarajan's views July 22, 2011

    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 Raoled Congress government, the country was close to bankruptcy and had mortgaged its gold to pay for loan installments. India's fiscal deficit in...
  • 20 years of economic reforms: Raghav Bahl's views July 21, 2011

    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 Raoled Congress government, the country was close to bankruptcy and had mortgaged its gold to pay for loan installments. India's fiscal deficit in...
  • 20 years of reforms: Bimal Jalan's views July 20, 2011

    In 1991, when Manmohan Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Raoled 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 deficit...
  • 20 years of reforms: Montek Singh's view July 19, 2011

    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 nonexistent. In 1991, when Manmohan Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Raoled Congress government, the country was close to...
  • 20 years of reforms: Shankar Acharya's views July 18, 2011

    In 1991, when Manmohan Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Raoled 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 deficit...
  • 'My father alone can't be blamed for Anderson's exit' August 13, 2010

    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? June 30, 2010

    Pamulaparthi Venkata Narasimha Rao was the first Congress prime minister who was not from the NehruGandhi family to rule continuously for five years from 19911996. Rao was the prime minister who created the watershed change in India by dismantling the socialist economy. He was also the prime minister who was...