MANMOHAN SINGH

  • India delays decision on iron ore licence for POSCO's $12 billion plant 2 days ago

    Bhubaneshwar: The government has again delayed a decision on permitting POSCO to mine iron ore, seeking more clarifications from Odisha where the South Korean company has waited nine years to set up a $12 billion steel plant. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in January that POSCO's request for a mining...
  • Photos: 16 vintage photos of Indian politicians dug up from old government archives you may not have seen before 5 days ago

    India, as a mammoth, functioning democracy is the home to some of the oldest and most prolific political parties. Indians are introduced their political leaders before they are to their alphabets, thanks to round-the-year media spotlight on politicians at public events who are known for making tireless pitches to their...
  • Maharashtra elections: What did Congress do for people during its rule, asks BJP October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for criticising the Narendra Modi government, BJP on Wednesday said that had her party worked for the development of the country during its rule, its strength in the Lok Sabha would not have come down to mere 44 seats. "Sonia Gandhi had...
  • PM shares stage at Ravan Dahan with Manmohan, Sonia October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday evening shared stage with his predecessor Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi when they joined thousands of people to celebrate Dussehra. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari led the celebrations at Subhash Maidan in north Delhi in...
  • Watch: PM Modi attends Ravan Dahan along with Sonia and Manmohan at Subhash Maidan October 3, 2014

    Tight security measures were in place around the Red Fort in view of the festivities and VIP movement. To avoid inconvenience to the public, traffic restrictions came into effect only minutes before PM Narendra Modi's arrival. ...
  • Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary October 2, 2014

    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 October 1, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 12, 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 12, 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...