Natwar Singh

  • Congress would barely get 100 LS seats, claims Natwar Singh April 24, 2014

    Former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh on Thursday exuded confidence of NDA getting over 275 seats and claimed that Congress would face a hard time in getting even 100 seats in the Lok Sabha elections. He claimed that this was the worst election in the history of Congress and it will...
  • Manmohan wasn't the champion of N-deal: Rice October 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's book 'No Higher Honor' may embarrass Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal issue when it releases later this month. The book is believed to present the first insider account of the negotiations leading to the India-US nuclear...
  • Setback for Natwar in oil-for-food scam case October 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the petitions filed by former Union Minister Natwar Singh and his son seeking supply of documents of Volcker and RS Pathak Committees, which had probed their alleged role in Iraq's oil-for-food scam. A bench comprising Justices B Sudarshan Reddy and SS Nijjar said...
  • Indian linked to Australia bribery scam August 16, 2010

    Indian middleman, Aditya Khanna, engaged by the banknote firm 'Securency', is related to senior politician Natwar Singh. ...
  • Natwar nephew linked to Oz bribery scandal August 16, 2010

    Sydney: A Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) currency firm engaged an Indian middleman implicated in the Iraq oil-for-food scam, a revelation that can change the course of inquiry into a bribery scandal in the country. The agent, Aditya Khanna, engaged by the banknote firm 'Securency' - which is the subject...
  • BSP finds Natwar Singh 'indisciplined', expels him November 18, 2008

    Lucknow: Former External Affairs minister K Natwar Singh was expelled by the BSP on Tuesday for indulging in anti-party activities and was accused of indiscipline and lack of faith in the Bahujan samaj movement, four months after he joined Uttar Pradesh's ruling party. Announcing the expulsion, BSP national general secretary...
  • Natwar Singh looking to join Mayawati's party June 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Several leaders like K Natwar Singh and Bhajan Lal who are out from their parent parties are now looking at the BSP as their option. Natwar has been forced to reconsider his political future after he tried reaching out to the Samawadi Party, but Amar Singh and Mulayam Singh...
  • National Wipes: What's making news in India today? March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Bad news for Natwar Singh . He has been asked to appear before the Enforcement Directorate. According to the ED, some allegations of Natwar Singh's involvement in foreign dealings has been proved . In it's charge sheet the ED has said that the violation has been to the...
  • National Wipes: What's making news in India February 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Two persons were killed and three injured when police and forest department officials opened fire on tribals in Sabarkantha district, Gujarat. Former foreign minister Natwar Singh has finally quit the Congress. Taslima Nasreen's supporters came together to pitch for extension of her visa which is due to expire...
  • Ex-external affairs minister Natwar Singh quits Congress February 13, 2008

    Jaipur: Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has quit the Congress party. "Today I quit Congress," Natwar Singh said at a Jat rally near Jaipur on Wednesday. The rally was organised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in memory of Maharaja Surajmal, the former maharaja of Bharatpur. Congress was already unhappy with the...
  • ED restrained from acting against Natwar, Jagat August 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh and his son Jagat Singh can breath easy after the Delhi High Court on Monday restrained the Enforcement Directorate from taking any action against the duo in a case of alleged violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). The proceedings, which relates to...
  • Natwar's son weds Andaleeb Sehgal's sister July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh's son Jagat Singh tied nuptial knot on Saturday with Somaya, sister of Andaleeb Sehgal, an accused in the oil-for-food scam. The marriage was a strictly private affair. It took place at exactly 7 pm — to match the fancied date of 07-07-07....
  • Natwar proud to support a Rajasthani June 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Even as the Congress party on Tuesday said that it would disqualify former external affairs minister and suspended Congress leader Natwar Singh from Rajya Sabha, the man in question remained unfazed by all the negative attention. The party is angry with Singh for he has been openly voicing his...
  • Disqualify Natwar from RS: Cong June 26, 2007

    New Delhi: The Congress is also in a churn over the Presidential poll. And that's not just because of allegations flying around about Pratibha Patil and some controversial statements made by her. The party has said it will move to disqualify former external affairs minister and suspended Congress leader Natwar Singh...
  • Impact: Hawala scam data to go to court June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The CNN-IBN Special Investigation Team exposed video clippings of Chetan Gupta, a hawala operator, laundering black money of politicians and businessmen. His name cropped up in the Oil for Food Scam and in a series of corruption cases during Captain Amarinder Singh's recent tenure as Punjab Chief Minister. After...
  • CNN-IBN impact: ED to get Natwar data June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The CNN-IBN Special Investigation report, which showed hawala kingpin Chetan Gupta admitting on camera that he was involved in money laundering operations for former Union minister Natwar Singh and his wife Herminder Kumari, caused ripples in the vigilance establishment on Saturday. It is likely that the data found...
  • Hawala man shows Jagat's oil cash June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Justice Pathak Committee investigating the Volcker Report, last year revealed that former external affairs minister Natwar Singh's son Jagat Singh had transferred $43,793 from the account of M/S Coburg Associates to Andaleeb Sehgal's Hamdaan Exports. The alleged kickback in the oil-for-food scam was then used to buy a...
  • Natwar 'dirty cash' out in the open June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The CNN-IBN Special Investigation team has caught alleged hawala dealer Chetan Gupta making a stunning admission on camera. Gupta says he was involved in money laundering operations for Natwar Singh and his wife Herminder Kumari. “Normally what happen is that I would take the number from Natwar Singh or...
  • Sonia's no electoral asset: Natwar June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister and suspended Congress leader Natwar Singh, who was embroiled in the Iraqi oil-for-food controversy, on Tuesday said the loss of the Congress party in the Punjab and Uttarakhand in a message for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to pull up his socks. Singh who is the...
  • I'll campaign for SP in UP: Natwar June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Suspended Congress leader Natwar Singh on Monday said he would oppose Congress in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and campaign for the Samajwadi Party. “Assembly elections are going to be held in the state. I along with Samajwadi Party will oppose Congress party in the next polls,”...
  • Friend Mulayam gives Natwar a platform June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Former External Affairs Minister and suspended Congress leader Natwar Singh, who was embroiled in the Iraqi oil-for-food controversy, on Monday alleged that he was suspended post under US pressure. "It was a conspiracy of US in which Congress and the media were also involved", news agency PTI quoted him...
  • Oil-for-food documents get UNdefined December 23, 2006

    United Nations: The United Nations has released rules regarding use of documents of the Iraq oil-for-food scam inquiry that led to the ouster of external affairs minister K Natwar Singh from the Government. The rules have been released to facilitate continuing investigations by member states into the findings of the Independent...
  • Natwar dares Congress to expel him November 19, 2006

    Thiruvananthapuram: Suspended Congress leader and former external affairs minister Natwar Singh on Sunday attacked Defence Minister A K Antony, saying he was the wrong man for the post and also challenged him oust him from the party. "I challenge Antony as disciplinary committee chairman to expel me from the Congress party....
  • Natwar joins hands with Karunakaran November 18, 2006

    Thiruvananthapuram: Suspended Congress leader and former external affairs minister Natwar Singh on Saturday indicated he was joining hands with K Karunakaran, who quit the party last year. Addressing a joint press conference at Karunakaran's residence where the two met for nearly an hour, Natwar Singh said: "Don't you see that this...
  • Indian UN official arrested for fraud June 30, 2007

    New York: A senior official of the Indian Defense Auditing Services, who was on deputation to the United Nations, was arrested for allegedly steering $50 million worth of UN contracts to Indian firms in return for valuable real estate in Manhattan. Sanjay Bahel, who was the chief of the UN commodity...
  • Natwar lost sense of balance: Cong October 30, 2006

    New Delhi: Attributing former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh's outbursts against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, the Congress on Monday said that "his desperation is understandable". The party said Natwar Singh's outburst is because of the incriminating findings against him by an independent and impartial inquiry committee headed by Justice Pathak. Stating that...
  • Cong in no hurry to hit back at Natwar October 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Unfazed by Natwar Singh's attack on party chief Sonia Gandhi, the Congress on Sunday gave enough hints that it was in no hurry to hit back at the former external affairs minister despite his "outbursts showing desperation and frustration". "Congress is a responsible party which takes a balanced and...
  • Natwar now trains his gun at Sonia October 30, 2006

    New Delhi: With Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi publicly distancing herself from former external affairs minister Natwar Singh, the suspended Congress leader is beginning to train his guns on her. On Sunday, nearly a year since a political storm rocked the Capital, he hit out at Sonia Gandhi saying he she...
  • Natwar spits fire on Sonia Gandhi October 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Hitting back at Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh on Sunday said she was behind his recent problems with the Enforcement Directorate in the Iraqi oil-for-food scam and attacked her foreign origins. Singh fears that he and his family might be jailed and harm...
  • Sonia says Natwar betrayed her trust October 26, 2006

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked former External Affairs Minister K Natwar Singh, saying he had "betrayed" her trust in him by "misusing" the party's name in the oil-for-food scam in Iraq. "As it became clearer that it was true that my colleague had misused the name of...