Manmohan Singh

  • Did not receive any letter on PPP audit from Vinod Rai, says Chidambaram Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that he did not receive any communication from ex-CAG 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 ex-CAG Vinod Rai 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 ex-CAG Vinod Rai's allegations 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh refused to comment on ex-Comptroller & 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 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice-President 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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is once again in the dock after ex-Comptroller 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 5 days ago

    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 ex-CAG blames him of inaction during scams 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 pre-eminence 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 pre-eminent 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 ex-CAG 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 "head-of-state...
  • 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...
  • Emergency led to an atmosphere of fear, says Manmohan Singh August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Emergency came as a surprise to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who saw an atmosphere of fear in the country during which there were many "arbitrary arrests and detentions", says a new book on him by his daughter. "Well, it was a surprise. There had been unrest, but...
  • My father has good sense of humour, used to give nicknames to people, says Manmohan Singh's daughter August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh had joined a pre-medical course as his father wanted him to become a doctor but pulled out after a couple of months, losing interest in the subject, according to a book on the former prime minister by his daughter. Daman Singh charts the journey of her parents...
  • Modi becomes first Prime Minister to vote in Lok Sabha in last 10 years August 13, 2014

    New Delhi For the first time in 10 years, the Prime Minister voted in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Narendra Modi participated in the voting on the Constitution amendment bill to scrap the collegium system of judicial appointments. His predecessor Manmohan Singh could not vote in the Lower House as he was...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha August 10, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing row over language in UPSC civil services examinations, laws against sexual harassment, food condition in Indian Railways. He also talks about the books on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on books on former PM Manmohan Singh August 10, 2014

    Former PM Manmohan Singh is yet again facing a controversy from books after Natwar Singh revealed details about his book. Singh's daughter Daman Singh has also penned her father's biography. She said it was "upsetting" that the public opinion had turned against him towards the end of his 10-year rule. ...
  • My father should write his autobiography, says Manmohan Singh's daughter August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh, who has penned her parent's biography, today said it was "upsetting" that the public opinion had turned against him towards the end of his 10-year rule. Daman, whose book "Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan" will be published on Sunday, said that...
  • Ex-PM Manmohan Singh's daughter defends father in a book, says he faced resistance within Congress August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's daughter has come to his defence in a new book. In an interview to a national daily, Daman Singh has said that her father was not a misfit in politics but that manipulative politics and wheeling dealing didn't come easily to him. She...
  • Modi leaves for Nepal, team of less than 50 people sans minister accompany him August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday left for Nepal for a two-day official trip. It will be the first bilateral visit by a Prime Minister to Kathmandu in 17 years and both countries could possibly make big-ticket announcements. According to sources, Modi has taken a lean team to Nepal...
  • Natwar Singh attacks Manmohan Singh in his book August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's reign as Prime Minister has been severely criticised by his former ministerial colleague Natwar Singh, who says he leaves no legacy after being in power for 10 years. Singh, who was External Affairs Minister under Manmohan Singh, says the MEA was "demoralised" since it was run...
  • News 360: India has been a responsible steward of nuclear power, says John Kerry July 31, 2014

    On his 3-day India visit for strategic talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that has been a responsible steward of nuclear power. In a joint press conference with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Kerry also said, "India and US are indispensable partners in 21st century. There are incredible...
  • Natwar Singh's book row: Sonia breaks her silence, Manmohan backs her July 31, 2014

    Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh's tell-all book has caught the ire of his former party's leadership. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday broke away from her usual stoic silence to say she will write a book to reveal the truth. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh also slammed Natwar Singh...