Minister Manmohan

  • Current economic situation not like the 1991 crisis, says PM 17-08-2013 12:21 PM

    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 CNBC-TV18, Manmohan Singh said that currently, the Indian situation is much stronger. He said that India has reserves...
  • Secretary-level talks with Pakistan unlikely: Sources 08-08-2013 07:19 PM

    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 CNN-IBN that secretary-level talks between the two sides are unlikely now. But Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's proposed dialogue with his...
  • Industry leaders want better coordination between Centre and state governments 29-07-2013 08:58 PM

    CNBC-TV18'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 19-07-2013 12:38 PM

    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 19-07-2013 10:53 AM

    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 12-07-2013 10:05 PM

    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 CNN-IBN 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 04-07-2013 02:55 AM

    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 Jet-Etihad deal, Jet stock plunges 02-07-2013 12:41 PM

    Mumbai: The deal between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based 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 Jet-Etihad deal: Ajit Singh 02-07-2013 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday tried to play down the issues surrounding Jet Airways' deal with Abu Dhabi-based 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...
  • PMO asks Aviation Ministry to allay concerns over Jet-Etihad deal: Sources 02-07-2013 09:23 AM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretary has called a meeting of secretaries to discuss the Jet-Etihad deal on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's instructions and sources have told CNN-IBN 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 28-06-2013 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: The 20 personnel from the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Indo-Tibetan 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...
  • Uttarakhand: Eight bodies recovered after IAF's rescue chopper crashes 25-06-2013 09:59 PM

    Dehradun: Eight people died after an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper, carrying 19 people, crashed north of Gaurikund in flood-hit 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? 19-06-2013 11:54 PM

    Even though aerial surveys and rescue missions by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the Indo-Tibetan 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 19-06-2013 10:53 PM

    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 19-06-2013 09:59 PM

    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 10-06-2013 05:50 PM

    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...
  • Prime Minister spent Rs 620 cr on air travel on foreign trips 08-06-2013 10:00 PM

    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' 01-06-2013 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Core Group met in the national capital to discuss the Telangana issue and sources tell CNN-IBN 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...
  • How effective will NAC's voice remain in the critical election year? 30-05-2013 11:31 PM

    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 3-day trip to cement bilateral ties 28-05-2013 09:35 AM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a three-day 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 27-05-2013 10:30 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left on Monday on a two-nation five-day 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 Asia-Pacific. PM Manmohan, who flew to Tokyo, his first...
  • Will not bow down before Naxalism: Prime Minister 26-05-2013 02:13 PM

    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 ex-gratia relief from the...
  • Border issue on Li's agenda during India visit 18-05-2013 07:58 PM

    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 three-day state visit, and Manmohan Singh are also likely...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to visit Japan later in May 14-05-2013 01:47 PM

    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 27-30 for talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The two...
  • Cong in damage control mode after reports of rift with PMO 14-05-2013 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: There have been speculations of the growing rift between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. After CNN-IBN 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 10-05-2013 09:34 AM

    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 30-04-2013 03:15 PM

    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' 30-04-2013 03:12 PM

    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 30-04-2013 02:59 PM

    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....
  • PM should own up 'responsibility' in coal scam: BJP 30-04-2013 02:20 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday said the "public spat" between the Attorney General and the Additional Solicitor General reinforces its view that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should own up "responsibility" in the coal scam and step down. "The public spat between the Attorney General and the Additional Solicitor General on...