Minister Manmohan

  • '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...
  • Current economic situation not like the 1991 crisis, says PM August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst the worries of the markets crash and rupee fall, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the current situation is not comparable with the 1991 economic crisis. Speaking to CNBCTV18, Manmohan Singh said that currently, the Indian situation is much stronger. He said that India has reserves...
  • Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan unlikely: Sources August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The killing of five Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has put bilateral talks under cloud. Sources told CNNIBN that secretarylevel talks between the two sides are unlikely now. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed dialogue with his Pakistani...
  • Industry leaders want better coordination between Centre and state governments July 29, 2013

    CNBCTV18's Managing Editor Shereen Bhan spoke to some of the corporate leaders on the sidelines of a meeting held by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "Concerns are high. We need to work together to make sure that we reverse the situation. Many state level approvals are also required so we need...
  • PM intellectually dishonest, says BJP; India Inc seeks more reforms July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for saying UPA has done better than the NDA. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said the Prime Minister is being intellectually dishonest by making the comparison between the country's growth during the regime of the two...
  • PM defends UPA's reforms, says will ensure that the economy rebounds July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday expressed concerns over economic slowdown and volatility in foreign exchange markets but at the same time defended his government's policies saying it is committed to bringing the situation under control. Addressing the Assocham meet, Manmohan Singh said, "I know there are concerns...
  • Corruption leading to waste in food distribution programs: Official July 12, 2013

    Biraj Patnaik, principal adviser to the Food Commissioner appointed by the Supreme Court claimed that corruption is leading to waste in distribution programs. RTI responses available with CNNIBN reveal that the government ignored the problem, with the then agriculture minister admitting it was beyond him to contain the loss. ...
  • Tamil Nadu: Neyveli Lignite workers strike work July 4, 2013

    Chennai: The workers unions in Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd. (NLC) on Wednesday decided to strike work opposing the centre's disinvestment decision even though the Madras High Court earlier in the day restrained them from striking work, said a union leader. "We have decided to go on indefinite strike from today...
  • Government split over JetEtihad deal, Jet stock plunges July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The deal between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabibased Etihad seems to have hit a fresh roadblock with the government divided on it. The Prime Minister's Office has asked Civil Aviation Ministry to allay concerns over the deal and has instructed the Cabinet Secretary to hold a meeting to discuss...
  • Regulator bodies looking into concerns surrounding JetEtihad deal: Ajit Singh July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday tried to play down the issues surrounding Jet Airways' deal with Abu Dhabibased Etihad and said the concerns raised on the deal are being addressed by the regulatory bodies. The Minister, who is in favour of Jet's planned 24 per cent stake...
  • PMO asks Aviation Ministry to allay concerns over JetEtihad deal: Sources July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretary has called a meeting of secretaries to discuss the JetEtihad deal on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's instructions and sources have told CNNIBN that this big ticket deal could be put into cold storage. Sources have said the PMO has asked Ministry of Civil Aviation to...
  • Uttrakhand chopper crash: 20 martyrs to be honoured today June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The 20 personnel from the Indian Air Force (IAF), the IndoTibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who died in a helicopter crash while on a rescue mission in Gaurikund were given a guard of honour on Friday in Dehradun. Senior defence police officials paid...
  • Uttarakhand: Eight bodies recovered after IAF's rescue chopper crashes June 26, 2013

    Dehradun: Eight people died after an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper, carrying 19 people, crashed north of Gaurikund in floodhit Uttarakhand while on a rescue mission on Tuesday afternoon. However, the IAF has said rescue sorties would continue in the state, where 9,000 still remain stranded even over a week...
  • Uttarakhand rescue efforts does the government need to do much more? June 19, 2013

    Even though aerial surveys and rescue missions by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the IndoTibetan Border Police and clearing skies provided some aid to the people in Uttarakhand, places that have been most affected by the nature's fury have remained inaccessible due damaged transport and road services. ...
  • Watch: How rescue teams battle with the destruction in Uttarakhand June 19, 2013

    Rescue teams were finally able to evacuate some of the people stranded in higher reaches of Uttarakhand on Wednesday even though damaged roads and washed away bridges continued to hinder evacuation throughout the day. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Security forces lead rescue June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Rescue teams were finally able to evacuate some of the people stranded in higher reaches of Uttarakhand on Wednesday even though damaged roads and washed away bridges continued to hinder evacuation throughout the day. The government, on its part, has pumped in immediate relief funds and rescue choppers...
  • Retd IAS officer edges out IPS nominee for NTRO top job June 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Police Services (IPS)lost the race for having one of its officers as the head of National Technical Research Organisation, the country's top intelligence and surveillance agency, with the government appointing a retired IAS officer to the post. Rentala Chandrasekhar, an IAS officer of 1975 batch ofAndhra Pradesh cadre,...
  • Prime Minister spent Rs 620 cr on air travel on foreign trips June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spent Rs 620 crores on air travel during foreign trips spanning the years between 2004 and 2013, the website of Prime Minister's Office has revealed. He spent the most on his trip to Mexico and Brazil in June 2012, racking a bill of Rs...
  • 'Decision on Telangana likely after AP Assembly session' June 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group met in the national capital to discuss the Telangana issue and sources tell CNNIBN that a decision is likely to be announced after the Assembly session of Andhra Pradesh gets over. The Group also held talks on the Food Security Bill. Sources say an allparty...
  • How effective will NAC's voice remain in the critical election year? May 30, 2013

    Social activist Aruna Roy has quit the National Advisory Council, accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of overruling Sonia Gandhi on issues like paying minimum wages under the NREGA. ...
  • PM in Japan for a 3day trip to cement bilateral ties May 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a threeday visit for bilateral talks. On the agenda are stronger defence ties, joint naval exercises and a possibility of a civil nuclear agreement. The PM also called upon Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are due to visit India...
  • PM to seek nuclear deal, investments during Japan visit May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left on Monday on a twonation fiveday visit to Japan and Thailand aiming to give a "new meaning" to India's 'Look East' policy and hoping it will contribute to peace, prosperity and stability in the AsiaPacific. PM Manmohan, who flew to Tokyo, his first...
  • Will not bow down before Naxalism: Prime Minister May 26, 2013

    Raipur: Asserting that the country will never bow down before Naxalism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said government will pursue the perpetrators of the crime with urgency and is committed to bringing them to justice. The Prime Minister also announced Rs 5 lakh each as exgratia relief from the...
  • Border issue on Li's agenda during India visit May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: All issues, including the boundary question, would be on the table when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meet in New Delhi on Sunday evening for talks. Li, who arrives in India Sunday afternoon on a threeday state visit, and Manmohan Singh are also likely...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to visit Japan later in May May 14, 2013

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Tokyo later in May to expand India's strategic partnership with Japan and discuss a bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. He will visit Japan from May 2730 for talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The two leaders...
  • Cong in damage control mode after reports of rift with PMO May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: There have been speculations of the growing rift between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. After CNNIBN reported the inside story of how a section of the Congress wants the Prime Minister to make way for new leadership, the Congress clarified that Dr Manmohan Singh...
  • Sonia tells PM to take a final call on Ashwani, Bansal May 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take a final decision on Law Minister Ashwani Kumar and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal. Sources say Sonia Gandhi feels that the damage must be controlled and spoke to Manmohan Singh on Thursday. The Congress Core Committee...
  • Coal scam: SP declines to comment on PM's resignation demand April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Tuesday declined to comment on BJP's demand for the Prime Minister's resignation over the coal scam issue, saying "every party has its own opinion". "We have said it earlier also. The CBI director himself has admitted it so what is there to say?" SP leader...
  • 'Will take action after studying SC's comments on coal scam' April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of embarrassing comments against the government by the Supreme Court, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said any action required will be taken after he studies the observations made by the top court. "I have not studied the Supreme Court's observations. Whatever action is called for will...
  • Coal scam: Left parties want PM to face Parliament April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Tuesday termed as "meaningless" the demand for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over the coal allocation issue but asked him to face Parliament as he "owes an answer" to the country. CPI(M) also dubbed the disruption of Parliament as "match fixing" between BJP and Congress. "Demanding...