MANMOHAN SINGH

  • Budget 2015 in favour of corporate sector, says P Chidambaram 8 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram tore into the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and said it was in favour of corporate sector and was "unkind" to the poor and could fail the targeted 8 per cent growth next year. "One cannot avoid the feeling that the...
  • Budget disappointing, lacks clear roadmap: Manmohan Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the budget reflected lot of "good intentions" of the NDA government but it lacked any clear roadmap to achieve the goals. Describing the budget as disappointing, Singh, who is credited with ushering in economic reforms as Finance Minister in the Narasimha...
  • Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress saying she felt suffocated; party hits back, says she is corrupt January 31, 2015

    Chennai/ New Delhi: The Congress suffered a major embarrassment on Friday with its senior leader and former Union Environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan accusing party vice-president Rahul Gandhi of interfering in her ministry's while she was in the Manmohan Singh government. In a letter dated November 5, 2014 to Congress president Sonia...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee hosts 'At Home' reception for US President Obama January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Republic Day hosted 'At Home' reception for US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle on Monday evening at the decked-up Mughal Garden of Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The couple, who just hours before attended the Republic Day parade, were the centre of attention...
  • Timeline: Indo-US nuclear agreement since George W Bush, Manmohan Singh regimes January 25, 2015

    Following is the chronology of events in the landmark Indo-US nuclear agreement since US President George W Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conceived the deal in July, 2005 and President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi achieved a breakthrough. July 18, 2005: President Bush and Prime Minister Singh...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 21, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Kiran Bedi lauds RSS, says the outfit kept India together January 21, 2015

    Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Kiran Bedi on Wednesday lavished praise on the party's parent organisation the RSS calling it a "very nationalist" organisation. ...
  • Coal scam: Manmohan Singh defends decision to allocate blocks to Hindalco January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has defended his decision to allocate coal blocks to Hindalco and said it was approved after due deliberations. According to details of the CBI examination of Singh in the coal block allocation scam case accessed by CNN-IBN, the former prime minister is learnt to...
  • India, US get into huddle in London on nuke deal; US envoy hopeful of progress January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Racing against time, officials from India and the US met in London on Wednesday to resolve issues that have come in the way of operationalising the landmark civil nuclear deal with President Barack Obama due in four days' time. Meanwhile, US Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, also exuded...
  • Venkaiah Naidu says BJP not involved in CBI questioning former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam January 21, 2015

    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...
  • Enquiry would have been incomplete without investigating Manmohan Singh: Hansraj Ahir January 21, 2015

    The whistle blower in the case, current MoS Fertilisers, Hansraj Ahir has welcomed the CBI move. "Enquiry would have been incomplete without investigating Manmohan Singh," said Hansraj Ahir. ...
  • Congress to explain the real beneciary of the coal scam: Narsimha Rao January 21, 2015

    "I think during the entire UPA tenure, pressure was put on the CBI not to investigate, examine the then coal minister Manmohan Singh," said Narsimha Rao. ...
  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh examined by CBI in coal block allocation scam January 20, 2015

    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...
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to launch film trailer at Saifai Mahotsava January 4, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the trailer of upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy 'Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishaq' at the Saifai Mahotsava on January 8. The Sachin Gupta-directed film stars Hiten Tejwani, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Neha Pawar and Bhavita Anand. An official spokesman said that 90 per cent...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • Manmohan Singh conferred the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been conferred another prestigious Japanese award, the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award, for "transforming India's economy and its integration with the broader East Asian economy throughout his tenure". The Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award includes two scholars on East Asia and two cultural icons. The award...
  • CBI to submit progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday will submit a progress report against congress MP Vijay Darda in connection with the coal block scam case. Darda is accused of misrepresenting facts in various letters written to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in an effort to get coal blocks...
  • Coal scam: Court returns CBI's closure report in Hindalco case, asks to record Manmohan's statement December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The special court probing coal blocks allocation scam on Tuesday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further investigate a case allegedly involving former coal secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Returning the closure report submitted by the CBI in the Hindalco case, the special court asked...
  • Leaders pay homage to martyrs on 13th anniversary of Parliament attack December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday paid homage to martyrs on the 13th anniversary of the attack on Parliament. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Home...
  • Sikhs in Kashmir claim that they are the most neglected community, attack state, Centre December 8, 2014

    Srinagar: "We have never faced any problem here. No local Kashmiri Muslim troubled us or treated us like unwanted people. The 'Kashmiriyat' is very strong. But, the state government and the Centre have been very unkind to us. For them the Sikhs in Kashmir don't exist. The entire focus is...
  • Most CMs favour restructuring of Planning Commission December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the future of the Planning Commission on Sunday saw most Chief Ministers favouring restructuring of the Soviet-era body but there was no consensus on disbanding the existing set-up. Modi, who has announced in...
  • Mismatch between supply and demand of skilled manpower: Manmohan Singh November 28, 2014

    Kochi: Noting that quality of higher education in the country 'leaves much to be desired', former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said there was a 'mismatch' between supply and demand of skilled manpower, India's USP. "A disconcerting aspect of our education system is the mismatch between supply...
  • Never talked about bringing black money in 100 days: Centre November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Thursday insisted in Lok Sabha that it had never claimed that all the black money stashed abroad would be brought back within 100 days even as opposition continued to target it over the issue. Contesting the opposition charge in this regard,...
  • Security breach at Rajya Sabha, Manmohan Singh's SPG commando reaches House with a weapon November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major security breach, a Special Protection Group commando attached with former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday reached Rajya Sabha with a weapon. The commando was asked to go out by a Rajya Sabha marshal. Manmohan Singh is the Congress MP from Assam. Today is the fourth...
  • Why wasn't Manmohan Singh questioned in Hindalco coal block allocation case: Court asks CBI November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Questioning the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over its handling of the Hindalco coal block allocation case, a special court on Tuesday asked the central agency that why wasn't former prime minister Manmohan Singh questioned in the case. "Shouldn't the Prime Minister and coal minister have been questioned in...
  • Narendra Modi Cabinet leaner than UPA and previous NDA November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi: The big expansion of his Council of Ministers by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday has taken the number of ministers to 66 but it is still leaner than those headed by Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee before him. The strength of Singh's UPA ministry...
  • Congress stays away from swearing-in ceremony November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday kept away from the oath-taking ceremony of 21 new ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. "Both Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh were invited to the ceremony," Power Minister Piyush Goyal said after the swearing-in ceremony. Asked if there was any communication from the Congress...
  • 2G scam: Manmohan Singh should have stepped down, apologised, says Chidambaram November 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram admitted that the UPA government could have handled the 2G spectrum allocation case better. He added that former prime minister Manmohan Singh should have steeped down. "The CAG report on 2G and other issues," Chidambaram said, "clearly ...hurt the Congress party. I...
  • J&K polls: JSM merges with BJP; Congress ex-mayor joins saffron party November 7, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu State Morcha, a 15-year-old political outfit which has been advocating the issue of statehood for Jammu region, on Friday merged with BJP ahead of the five-phased elections in the state. Former Congress mayor and prominent Jaat leader Manmohan Singh Choudhary along with his supporters also joined BJP on...