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

    Hyderabad: Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao was a multi-faceted 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...
  • 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 was against Sonia as Cong chief' July 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Why should the Congress party be hitched to the Nehru-Gandhi 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...
  • 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 15-year-old case. Special CBI Judge RP Pandey convicted 84-year-old Sukhram under various...
  • '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 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...
  • 20 years of economic reforms: Raghav Bahl'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 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...
  • 20 years of reforms: Bimal Jalan's views July 20, 2011

    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 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 non-existent. In 1991, when Manmohan Singh became the finance minister in the PV Narasimha Rao-led 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 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 deficit...
  • 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...
  • Son says not fair to blame Narsimha Rao alone June 18, 2010

    New Delhi: The Anderson issue showed no signs of abating Friday with former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao's son, Ranga Rao suggesting that his father would not have taken a decision on his own on granting "safe passage" to the Union Carbide chief a few days after the 1984 Bhopal...
  • Nehru, Vajpayee too suffered ailments in office January 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not the only one to face health problems while holding the most powerful post in the country, as four of his predecessors suffered ailments during their tenure, including the country's first premier Jawaharlal Nehru. The last case was that of prime minister Atal Bihari...
  • Shibu Soren claims JMM stands united July 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) chief Shibu Soren who infamously saved the PV Narasimha Rao government in 1993 has been called upon to do the same once again. Sources say a deal has been clinched with the United Progressive Alliance Government and it could be two ministerial berths including one...