Manmohan Singh

  • Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary -1688485040 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying floral tributes at his memorial. Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Union Urban Development Minister...
  • Manmohan came back from US with the nuclear deal, Modi yet to show results: Tharoor January 16, 1410

    New Delhi: Analysing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit with a critical eye, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that it is too early to term the visit as a success. He also said that while former PM Manmohan Singh's visit bagged the Indo-US nuclear deal in his trip, Modi is...
  • DD's new howler: Channel runs Manmohan's image instead of Modi's on PM's US trip coverage report January 16, 1410

    New Delhi: Adding to recent howlers, a visual of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was run on Doordarshan instead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi before a news segment relating to his current visit to the United States. Sources told PTI that the "inadvertent error" happened in one of the late evening...
  • Pakistan spoiled bilateral talks by talking to Hurriyat: Sushma Swaraj 6 days ago

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that Pakistan "spoiled the talks" by talking to Hurriyat leaders just ahead of the foreign secretaries of the two nations were scheduled to meet in Islamabad last month. "New (Narendra Modi) government has given a new signal. So they (Pakistan) spoiled...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Manmohan Singh on his birthday 6 days ago

    Frankfurt: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh on the former premier's 82nd birthday. Modi who is in Frankfurt en route to the US in a message to Singh said, "Best wishes and warm greetings to Dr Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. May he be blessed...
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh congratulates ISRO, says Mangalyaan a proud tribute to India's scientists September 24, 2014

    Former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh congratulated ISRO on the successful entry of Mangalyaan into the Mars orbit. Singh also lauded the efforts and hard work of ISRO's scientists and said that Mangalyaan is a tribute to all of them. ...
  • Washington: Modi to stay at President's official guest house during US visit September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister in over a decade to stay at the US President's guest house, the 190yearold Blair House, when he travels to Washington on September 29. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. "Built...
  • Cambridge says 'alumnus' Manmohan Singh has standing invite September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Eager to host its "famous and valued alumnus" Manmohan Singh, Cambridge University has said it has a standing invite for the former prime minister of India and it would love to see him on the campus. Singh, a well known economist, studied economics at St John's College, Cambridge. He...
  • CambridgeIndia senior fellowships on anvil September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Looking to deepen its engagement with India, Cambridge University plans to soon start senior fellowship programme where the participants would spend a significant part of their time in the country. UKbased University of Cambridge, one of the oldest in the world, already has about 270 active projects in...
  • India has great potential under Modi's leadership: Dalai Lama September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama is hopeful that the new Chinese leadership will work towards better IndoChina relations. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, The Dalai Lama said, "China's leadership style has changed. The new leadership is talking about harmony. President Xi Jingping should promote harmony in neighboring...
  • Chinese President Jinping meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia on 3rd day of his India tour September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: On the third and final day of Chinese's President Xi Jinping's India visit, he met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the national capital on Friday. Jinping also met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders. He met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan too. "The meeting took place at...
  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from exCAG Vinod Rai on the audit of PPP projects. "I do not recall any address to me by the CAG on the subject. I have since confirmed that no letter was addressed...
  • Congress files legal suit against exCAG Vinod Rai September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress has sent legal notice to ex Comptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai after he targeted former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and questioned his integrity as the head of the Union Cabinet when major scams like 2G spectrum scam and Coalgate took place under his nose. Congress's...
  • Former CAG Vinod Rai refutes rumours of joining politics, says it's not his cup of tea September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Former comptroller and auditor general Vinod Rai on Monday refuted all rumours of his political ambitions. The remarks came after Rai's upcoming book 'Not Just An Accountant' accused former prime minister Manmohan Singh of not taking stand against corruption. He said, "I sincerly believe politics is a good profession...
  • My father has a mind of his own: Manmohan Singh's daughter on memoir September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has to make up his mind whether or not he wants to write his autobiography, his daughter Daman Singh has said. "My father has a mind of his own. I am sure whether he writes would depend on whether he feels it would be...
  • Manmohan Singh's daughter releases book on parents September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh on Sunday said her book Strictly Personal traces the journey of the former prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur's life from the 1930s to 2004. Speaking after the release of the book, Daman Singh said it talks not just about the two individuals...
  • Manmohan Singh refuses to comment on exCAG Vinod Rai's allegations September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh refused to comment on exComptroller & Auditor General Vinod Rai's book which questioned his integrity as the PM while major scams like 2G and Coalgate took place during the UPA regime. "I don't want to comment on what other people say", remarked Singh. They...
  • Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan among Congress campaigners for Maharashtra polls September 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, VicePresident Rahul Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the star campaigners for the party for next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "We have to submit a list of 40 star campaigners to the Election Commission and they are in the list," Chief...
  • Manmohan Singh was following the previous government's policies, says Sandeep Dikshit September 13, 2014

    Manmohan Singh was following the previous government's policies, said Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit regarding the allegations made against the former prime minister by former CAG Sandeep Dikshit. ...
  • Former CAG Vinod Rai's charges put Manmohan Singh in the dock, BJP seeks answers September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is once again in the dock after exComptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai made stinging allegations against him in the 2G spectrum case, questioning his integrity as the PM. "Integrity is not just financial; it is intellectual integrity; it is professional integrity. You...
  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a statement that could send ripples across the Congress, senior party leader and former parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath has claimed that he had warned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over 2G allocations. "I did write a letter to the PM warning him of the allocations in...
  • Manmohan Singh isn't answerable, says Congress as exCAG blames him of inaction during scams September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The allegations of former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai has brought former prime minister Manmohan Singh back in the dock. In his yet to be released book "Not Just an Accountant", Rai has accused the former PM of taking no corrective measures to avert loss...
  • Vinod Rai lashes out at Manmohan; says Congress leaders brought pressure September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Former CAG Vinod Rai has come out with a stinging criticism of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying integrity is not just financial but intellectual and professional too and claimed that Congress leaders had sought to apply pressure on him to keen the PM's name out of audit...
  • AP: With capital tag, Vijayawada set to regain preeminence again September 4, 2014

    Hyderabad: With Vijayawada being announced as the capital city of residuary Andhra Pradesh on Thursday by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, this historical and cultural hub is all set to regain its glory and preeminent position. Vijayawada in Krishna district of coastal Andhra Pradesh has traditionally occupied a prominent place in...
  • Manmohan Singh named member of Parliamentary panel on Finance September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is hailed as the architect of economic reforms in the country, is a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, it was announced on Tuesday. Incidentally, M Veerappa Moily, who was a minister in the Manmohan Singh government, is heading the...
  • Hits and misses: 100 days of Narendra Modi government September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completed over 100 days in power, there has been a stark difference in the functioning of the NDA and UPA governments. There has been speedy decision making and many projects which were previously seen to have been stalled, have now been cleared. The...
  • Congress stands exposed, reveal who had pressurised CAG: BJP August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Attacking the Congress over former CAG Vinod Rai's claims, BJP on Sunday said that the opposition party stood "exposed" and demanded that the identity of leaders who "approached him" to drop names of those involved in scams during the UPA regime be revealed. The ruling party said that Rai's...
  • Dr Manmohan Singh ran away from his responsibilities as PM, alleges exCAG Vinod Rai August 24, 2014

    b>New Delhi: Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai has targeted former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh over a slew of issues in his upcoming book 'Not just an Accountant'. Speaking about the book, Rai accused Dr Singh of "running from his responsibilities' during his tenure as the PM. After...
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh immune from some claims of Sikh genocide: US judge August 20, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is immune from claims that he supported the genocide of Sikhs during his decade leading the country, a federal judge has ruled. But US District Judge James Boasberg in the District of Columbia said on Tuesday that Singh, who resigned in May, did not have "headofstate...
  • Will write another book after Sonia Gandhi publishes hers: Natwar Singh August 19, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tejuja, former Union minister Natwar Singh talks about his life as author. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tejuja: You are already a prolific writer and have written many books including 'Walking with Lions', 'My China Diary' and many others recounting your vast...