Prime Ministers Office

  • PM Narendra Modi's first 10 days in office, a busy beginning June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed his first 10 days in office. With a massive majority in the Lok Sabha and the BJP on its own securing majority in the 545-member Lower House of Parliament, Modi has got the mandate to rule for a term of five years...
  • #Twittergate: All that you wanted to know about the @PMOIndia controversy May 22, 2014

    On May 20, four days after the Congress party and its ruling alliance conceded the mother of all mandates in three decades to the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, the Twitter handle of the Prime Minister's Office, @PMOIndia, vanished mysteriously. It soon re-appeared, but minus its 1.2 million followers, and...
  • Jet likely to relocate its network, revenue management to Abu Dhabi: Sources July 9, 2013

    Sources said the co-operative board of the company will have control with 19 foreign nationals nominated by Etihad. ...
  • 'Jet's plan to relocate ops after Etihad deal inconsistent with norms' July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Jet-Etihad deal, which is under the scanner by various regulatory bodies, has hit turbulence once again. Fresh questions are being raised over Jet Airways' commercial pact with Etihad. Jet's plan to relocate operations and core functions to Abu Dhabi has raised eyebrows as the proposed plan is not...
  • Civil Aviation Minister to send a note to Cabinet on Jet-Etihad deal July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh is all set to send a note to the Cabinet on the India-Abu Dhabi bilateral Jet-Etihad deal. The Prime Minister's Office had written a note to the Civil Aviation Minister in June to get the seat sharing deal approved by the Cabinet. Several complaints...
  • Big questions and pointers of the Jet-Etihad deal July 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The deal between Jet Airways and Etihad seems to have hit a fresh roadblock with the government divided on the domestic airlines' 24 per cent stake sale to the Abu Dhabi-based carrier. The Prime Minister's Office has asked Civil Aviation Ministry to allay concerns over the deal and...
  • Jet-Etihad deal: PMO seeks clarification from Ministry of Corporate Affairs July 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has sought clarifications from ministries concerned, including Ministry of Corporate Affairs, on the proposed Rs 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal. The Cabinet Secretary is likely to chair a meeting on security concerns over Jet-Etihad deal on Tuesday. The PMO has already asked Finance Ministry and Commerce...
  • Prime Minister's Office seeks clarification on Jet-Etihad deal June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has sought clarifications from ministries concerned, including Commerce and Industry, on the proposed Rs 2,058 crore Jet-Etihad deal. The deal, largest foreign investment proposal in the aviation sector, is facing regulatory hurdles with various ministries raising major concerns over the ultimate control of Jet...
  • Coal scam: CBI records statement of two PMO officials June 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday recorded statements of two officials of the Prime Minister's Office as part of its probe into the coal scam. The CBI sought clarification from Vini Mahajan and Ashish Gupta regarding the allocation of the coal blocks, sources said. The probe agency...
  • 'Wages under MGNREGA per day have almost doubled' May 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Friday tweeted that growth must be inclusive and must benefit the poor, especially in rural areas. It further tweeted that wages given under MGNREGA per day have almost doubled since the launch of the scheme. "Every fifth rural household in India benefits from Mahatma...
  • 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 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...
  • PMO put pressure on MoEF to ease coal mining rules, reveals RTI query May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Just two days after the removal of Ashwani Kumar as Law Minister over the coal scam, there seems to be more trouble for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. A Right to Information application shows that it was the Prime Minister's Office that put pressure on the Environment Ministry to...
  • CBI's affidavit on coalgate: Is UPA's credibility damaged beyond repair? April 26, 2013

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its affidavit on the coal block allocation scam report with the Supreme Court, in which the agency's director Ranjit Sinha has said the draft of the report was shared with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar, a charge that the Congress has been...
  • CBI's affidavit on coal scam says agency shared report with Law Min April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed its affidavit on the coal block allocation scam report with the Supreme Court, in which the agency's director Ranjit Sinha has said the draft of the report was shared with Law Minister Ashwani Kumar "as desired by him", a...
  • BJP demands SIT probe into the coal scam April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the coal scam alleging that the government is influencing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley has accused the Law Ministry and the Prime...
  • PMO unhappy with cancelling Italian chopper deal: sources February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is divided on whether to cancel the AgustaWestland chopper deal or not. Sources say the Prime Minister's Office is unhappy with the proposal to cancel the chopper deal. This comes amidst reports that the Defence Minister was inclined to cancel the deal in view of the...
  • Sir Creek not being handed over to Pak: PMO to Modi December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday rejected a claim by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi that Sir Creek was being "handed over" to Pakistan. In a letter to Modi, the PMO said, "The writing and release of this baseless letter by the Chief Minister of Gujarat in his...
  • MoS Defence Lalchand Kataria's portfolio may be changed October 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Defence Lalchand Kataria's portfolio is likely to be changed, sources said on Tuesday. The sources said that the Prime Minister's Office had put on hold the decision to appoint Kataria as one of the two Ministers of State for Defence. Sources said that this was...
  • PMO replies to Washington Post, slams journalist September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office has replied to The Washington Post journalist Simon Denyer claiming that the newspaper never contacted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his version on the article slamming him. "Despite all lines of conversations open, you never got in touch with us for our side of...
  • PMO, Cabinet Secy knew about 2G note: Pranab November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister has stated that it was the Prime Minister's Office which insisted on Home Minister P Chidambaram's name being included in the controversial note 2G note. Pranab has also written that the Cabinet Secretariat was in the know...
  • Prime Minister's Office not indicted by CAG: Sibal August 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government on Monday firmly rejected the Opposition's contention that the Comptroller Auditor General (CAG) had indicted the Prime Minister's Office on the Commonwealth Games issue and insisted that Constitutional processes must be followed before blaming anyone. "I do not think that there is an indictment of the PMO...
  • Karuna calls PMO's gesture to Jaya a protocol June 15, 2011

    Chennai: Seeking to downplay the PMO's gesture of sending an SPG vehicle for Jayalalithaa, DMK president M Karunanidhi on Wednesday said it was only "a security protocol" followed for any Chief Minister. In his first comments on the keenly watched two-day Delhi visit of Jayalalithaa that concluded on Tuesday, Karunanidhi said...
  • Anna Hazare begins fast against corruption April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare is set to begin a fast-unto-death outside Parliament from Tuesday to demand change in anti-corruption laws. Specifically, changes in the proposed Jan Lokpal Bill which has been drafted by Lokayukta of Karnataka justice Santosh Hegde, Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan, Kiran Bedi and RTI activist...
  • All you need to know about Bt Brinjal February 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Bt Brinjal, a genetically modified version of the common vegetable, and its proposed introduction in India has become a topic of debate not only among scientists but politicians as well. A look at what the issues at stake are: Bt Brinjal is a trans-genic brinjal created by...
  • PM's office checks swine flu; minister sparks row August 9, 2009

    Pune/Ahmedabad/New Delhi: The contagious swine flu claimed two more lives in India on Sunday, taking the national death toll in just a week to four and forcing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's office to start monitoring the gradually spreading virus. Authorities in Maharashtra and Gujarat--which account for all four deaths--were on high...
  • Fraud in PMO, ofiicial held for salary scam January 25, 2009

    New Delhi: It’s a case of financial embezzlement at the highest level. The Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police today arrested Vikas Rana an Under Division Clerk working in the Prime Minister's office for allegedly transferring lakhs of rupees into his account from that of four former employees. This...
  • RAW officer claims harassment, tries suicide at PMO August 20, 2008

    New Delhi: High drama ensued outside the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Tuesday afternoon. An Under-Secretary with India's premier intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), consumed poison outside the PMO, alleging that her complaints of sexual harassment at work had fallen on deaf ears. The woman levelled startling allegations...
  • Woman RAW official tries to commit suicide outside PMO August 19, 2008

    New Delhi: A woman RAW official allegedly tried to commit suicide on Tuesday by consuming pesticides outside the Prime Minister's Office. The official of the rank of a Director in the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) alleged harassment at workplace as the reason for taking such a drastic step, an official...
  • AIIMS Dean of Examinations all set to be new director August 19, 2008

    New Delhi: The country's premier health institute, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), is all set to get a new director. The current Dean of Examinations, R C Deka, is most likely to bag the post. His name was finalised at a meeting of the Institute's body of AIIMS on...
  • Firing outside PMO brings out security concern, irony March 29, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police calls it a case of negligence, but in an incident that has again raised questions on the security of the country’s Prime Minister, Sanjay Kumar Singh, a commando posted outside the PM's office accidentally shot himelf while cleaning a senior’s revolver. The revolver belongs to...