FORMER PRIME MINISTER

  • Some ex-PMs 'compromised' India's deep assets, says Manohar Parrikar 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them. Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source of information might...
  • Venkaiah Naidu says BJP not involved in CBI questioning former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam 4 days ago

    New Delhi: It is a war of words between the Congress and the government after former prime minister Manmohan Singh was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the coal block allocation scam relating to Hindalco. BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress party of making...
  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh examined by CBI in coal block allocation scam 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been examined by CBI in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco but neither he nor the agency was willing to confirm it. He is the first former prime minister to have been interrogated in any case. Sources said Singh was questioned...
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee has contributed a lot to India: Amartya Sen December 25, 2014

    "Its a great thing that Atal Bihari Vajpayee is finally being honoured. Questions can be raised over me, but its a good thing that people who I have reasons to respect are being conferred with that honour," said Amartya Sen. ...
  • Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The country on Wednesday fondly remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and VicePresident Hamid Ansari leading the nation in paying tributes to the departed leader. Mukherjee, Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi,...
  • Berlusconi calls divorce settlement judges 'feminist' January 9, 2013

    Rome: Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday hit out at a panel of three "feminist and communist" female judges for ruling that he owed his estranged wife 200,000 euros per day as part of a divorce settlement. On December 28, the newspaper Corriere della Sera said the divorce...
  • '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. ...
  • Chandra Shekhar's rise and fall | End of an era July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar passed away Sunday morning after a prolonged battle with cancer. The Samajwadi Janata Party leader died at 08:30 hours IST at Delhis Apollo Hospital where he was being treated for the past threemonths. First he went to US for treatment. He then came...
  • Politicians condole Chandra Shekhar's death July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Sudnay expressed deep sorrow at the demise of former prime minister Chandra Shekhar. Chatterjee was quoted by news agency PTI as saying, Chandra Shekhar was a very respective friend, a long time colleague in Parliament and a great leader." The former PM died on...
  • Former PM Chandra Shekhar dies of cancer July 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Former prime Minister Chandra Shekhar died of cancer in Delhi on Sunday morning. He was 80. Shekhar died at 0845 hours IST, said a doctor of the Apollo Hospital where the former PM was admitted three months ago. "He was suffering from multiple myloma," Dr Rakesh Chopra, senior consultant, oncology...