MANMOHAN SINGH

  • Manmohan Singh conferred the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award 3 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Sonia congratulates Manmohan Singh on being elected for top honour by Japan November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has congratulated former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh upon being awarded 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for his "significant contribution to the enhancement of relations and promotion of friendship" between Japan and India for about 35 years, a Japanese...
  • Manmohan Singh become 1st India to be chosen for top national award by Japan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been chosen for one of Japan's top national awards for his contribution to India-Japan ties, becoming the first Indian to receive the rare honour. Singh will be awarded 'The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for his "significant contribution to...
  • Shashi Tharoor thanks PM Narendra Modi for patting him on clean-up campaign October 26, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for appreciating the clean-up campaign he launched in his constituency. The Lok Sabha member from the Kerala capital also lauded Modi for bringing the total sanitation drive to the forefront of national consciousness by enlarging the work done by the...
  • Pakistan institute shows Manmohan Singh as president of Pakistan October 24, 2014

    Islamabad: In an embarrassing blunder, a leading Pakistani economic institute invited "President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Manmohan Singh" to preside over its annual convocation next week, a media report said on Friday. Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), located in the capital, is holding its convocation on October 28 and...
  • India delays decision on iron ore licence for POSCO's $12 billion plant October 18, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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...