Manmohan Singh

  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations, more proof of judicial fixing during the UPA tenure has surfaced. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's office in 2005 had sought a clarification from the Law Ministry on why a judge (charged with...
  • Coal scam: Former PM Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair to be questioned 23 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's advisor TKA Nair will be questioned in connection with the coal scam probe. Nair will be questioned in connection with the FIR filed against Kumara Mangalam Birla owned Hindalco. The CBI has filed as many as 20 FIRs in the investigation regarding the...
  • Sleeping on the job? Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani and 17 politicians from across the world who were caught napping in Parliament 1 week ago

    Politicians probably have the most uninteresting jobs. Are discussions in the Parliament really boring or do they have very comfortable chairs there? Why is it that we often find politicians dozing at work? The first infamous politician who was regularly spotted napping in Parliament was HD Deve Gowda. It was...
  • No roadmaps, specifics in Budget: Manmohan Singh July 10, 2014

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh remarked on the Narendra Modi government's Budget and said it has no specifics. He said, "How will it be achieved? It is yet to be seen. There are no road maps in the Budget. Just like the Railway budget, there are no specifics in this...
  • Katra to get its first train today, to be inaugurated by PM Modi July 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • Digvijaya Singh says Rahul Gandhi does not have the temperament to rule June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After facing flak from some of his party workers, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is now being criticised by one of the senior most leaders of the Congress. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh in an interview to a news channel has said that the Gandhi scion does not...
  • Manmohan Singh's immunity issue looked at in a human rights case in US June 24, 2014

    Washington: A US court has asked the Department of Justice to respond by July 10 on the immunity issue of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case filed by a New York-based Sikh group. The Department of Justice had recently informed the Washington Federal Court that Singh...
  • Lawmakers seek joint address to US Congress by PM Modi June 21, 2014

    Washington: Two powerful American lawmakers on Friday sought a joint address to the US Congress by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he travels to Washington at the invitation of President Barack Obama. While no dates for Modi's US visit have been announced, it is widely expected to be around the UN...
  • Mumbai girl gets Cambridge's Manmohan Singh scholarship June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Ritu Muralidharan has been awarded this year's University of Cambridge's "Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarship". Muralidharan, a student of Dhirubhai Ambani International School here, will study Economics at Christ's College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The scholarship, funded by Cambridge Assessment which conducts the Cambridge International Examinations (CIS), will...
  • US Sikh group opposes immunity to Manmohan Singh June 17, 2014

    Washington: US based rights group "Sikhs for Justice" has challenged US government's suggestion to a Washington court to grant immunity to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh in a human rights violation case. The US Department of Justice in a May 2 submission asked the Washington federal court "to recognize Prime...
  • President's address: The right roadmap for India? June 9, 2014

    Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee laid out the roadmap for the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President congratulated the newly elected government saying that India had made a wise choice by voting for a united and strong government. CNN-IBN takes the calls...
  • President outlines Modi government's agenda, focus on 5 Ts, 3 Ds, 3 Ss June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Addressing the joint session of Parliament, President Pranab Mukherjee laid out the roadmap for the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President congratulated the newly elected government saying that India had made a wise choice by voting for a united and strong government. Narrating the statement...
  • Adani group chief meets Home Minister, Rajnath Singh June 2, 2014

    New Delhi : Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, who was at the centre of attack from Congress and AAP during the Lok Sabha election campaign, on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The billionaire businessman whose businesses spanning coal trading, coal mining, oil and gas exploration and ports, also met Union...
  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC June 2, 2014

    Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination. This would provide a level-playing field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union HRD...
  • Manmohan Singh greets people of Telangana on eve of formation day June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, under whose government the decision to carve out a separate state of Telangana was taken, on Sunday greeted the people of the region on the eve of its formation day. In a message to state governor ESL Narasimhan, he wished the people of the...
  • Suhag's appointment as Army Chief stays unaffected as government changes May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief will not be affected by the change of government, said new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley whose party BJP had strongly opposed the UPA government for elevating him to the top post. "Well, I believe that there...
  • PM Modi calls upon Dr Manmohan Singh at his residence June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office, he called upon his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh at his residence on Tuesday evening. Modi, who was sworn-in on Monday drove to 3, Motilal Nehru Place, the new abode of Singh, to meet him this evening. He was received by...
  • PMO website relaunched within seconds of Modi's swearing-in June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Within seconds of Narendra Modi taking oath as tehe 15th Prime Minister of India on Monday, the PMO website was relaunched carrying his picture and profile. "As we devote ourselves to take India's development journey to newer heights, we seek your support, blessings and active participation," Modi said...
  • Interactive timeline: Prime Ministers of India from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. This interactive timeline guides you from 1947 to 2014 showing who all occupied the post and for what period of time.Full list of the Prime Ministers of India:FromToNameParty15 August 194727 May 1964Jawaharlal NehruIndian National Congress27 May 196406...
  • Sonia, Rahul and Manmohan invited for dinner with heads of state May 26, 2014

    Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi have been invited by the President for the dinner with the heads of state on Monday. A new government led by PM-elect Narendra Modi will be sworn in today. ...
  • Narendra Modi to shift to 7 RCR on Monday night May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: New Delhi's much vaunted address 7 Race Course Road will get its newest occupant on Monday night when Narendra Modi will shift to his new official residence barely hours after taking oath as India's 15th prime minister. Sources said that Modi will move to the house after he attends...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Karzai, Koirala in last official engagements May 25, 2014

    Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will have his last official engagements on Monday when he meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, just hours before Narendra Modi takes over. Both Karzai and Koirala will meet Singh at his official 7, Race Course Road residence, mainly to say...
  • Bats, birds to greet Manmohan Singh at new address May 25, 2014

    When Manmohan Singh takes up residence at his new Motilal Nehru Place address on Monday, he will be greeted by hundreds of bats and several other species of birds and mammals who are the old inhabitants of the property. Situated on a sprawling three-acre plot in the heart of Lutyens Zone,...
  • Will police act against Manmohan Singh abusers, asks Digvijaya May 24, 2014

    Panaji: Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh took to Twitter to condemn Goa Police registering a case against a person who faces arrest for his pre-election anti-Narendra Modi tweets. In his tweet on Saturday Digvijaya said that will the same police who were witch-hunting Devu Chodankar, a 31-year-old Mumbai-based shipbuilding professional, act...
  • PM-elect Modi more aggressive, direct than outgoing PM on Twitter May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: If Twitter is a barometer of governance and engaging with the masses, the Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi has already won the perception battle. The outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Twitter handlers have stopped tweeting and the PM-elect Modi has been tweeting on the matters concerning the nation. Modi...
  • Manmohan Singh condemns attack on Herat consulate May 23, 2014

    Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday strongly condemned the attack on Indian consulate in Herat and expressed gratitude to the Afghan forces and Indian security personnel for repulsing it. Singh, who was briefed on the incident soon after it happened this morning, expressed relief that all staff and security personnel...
  • Twitter account @PMOIndia to be handed over to new dispensation: PMO May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office which is under severe criticism on Wednesday clarified that the twitter account @PMOIndia has been "secured" by the microblogging company and will be handed over to the new dispensation which will take over next week. It said all internet-based platforms and communications will continue to...
  • Obama writes to Manmohan, applauds his 'boldness' May 21, 2014

    US President Barack Obama has written to outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, applauding his "boldness and vision" in strengthening the bilateral strategic ties "that will have long-lasting impact" besides his resolve to reach out to Pakistan. The US President also lauded Singh for his efforts to lift millions out of poverty...
  • 'Congress doesn't know when it'll see so many followers again': The best reactions to @PMOIndia's Twitter handle controversy May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: It speaks volumes about the digital acumen of India's politicians when barely days after a general election the Bharatiya Janata Party swept, a controversy has hit Twitter over who would stake claim over the @PMOIndia Twitter account. The Prime Minister's Office, which previously handled that account, shifted from...
  • Row over renaming of PMOIndia Twitter handle to PMOIndiaArchive May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: While the country sees change of guard at the Prime Minister's, a row has erupted over a change of guard on Twitter. This after the PMO Twitter handle was changed from @PMOIndia to @PMOIndiaArchive, automatically transferring its content and 1.24 million followers to the new account. The handle...