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13-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Dr. Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi meet Rajapaksa

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi met former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa here on Thursday.Congress leader Anand Sharma was present at the meeting but no details of the discussions were immediately available.Manmohan...

10-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Dr Manmohan Singh seeks opposition unity to defeat BJP

Urging the opposition to unite in their shared desire to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit out at the Modi government for the crises-like all-round situation in the country due to rising fuel...

29-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Democracy in danger : Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying "democracy is in danger" under his regime."Our democratic institutions are under attack. Parliament is not being allowed to function and legislation...

11-Apr-2018 Chandigarh

Manmohan Singh donates 3,500 books to Panjab University

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has donated 3,500 books from his personal library to his alma mater Panjab University (PU) here, a university official said on Wednesday.Singh, who was here on Wednesday, announced his wish to donate the books.University...

18-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Modi resorting to 'jumla' over farm income : Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to 'jumla' by promising to double farmers' income and said the Modi government had messed up the economy.Addressing the Congress plenary here, he said the BJP-led...

03-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi meet Vietnam President

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, who is on a three-day visit to India.Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma also accompanied...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

PM should 'break silence' on PNB scam : Rahul Gandhi

The Congress on Saturday described the PNB scam a "complete failure of regulatory mechanism and fraud detection ability of the banking sector" and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his silence on India's "biggest bank scam"."The Congress calls...

17-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi government over 'jobless growth'

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government and said that "Indias jobless growth and not empowering farmers and farm labourers is not an option any longer".He was addressing members of the Congress Steering Committee here. "Rahulji...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

No provision for budget schemes make it hollow : Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday the budget for 2018-19 doesn't have provisions for the schemes announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and felt that the promise of doubling farmers' income cannot be met unless agriculture grows at 12...

01-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Opposition parties slam budget, call it jumlanomics, big bluff

Opposition parties including Congress, CPI-M and Trinamool Congress on Thursday slammed the Union Budget as "jumlanomics" and "big bluff" and said the Modi government was still promising fair price to farmers despite being in office for nearly four years.Congress...

04-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Happy you stand vindicated in 2G case: Manmohan Singh tells A. Raja

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said he was happy that former Telecom Minister A. Raja stood vindicated in the 2G case."Many thanks for your letter... I am very happy that you stand vindicated in the 2G case. You and your family have suffered greatly...

24-Dec-2017 Sri Anandpur Sahib

Manmohan Singh, Amarinder Singh offer prayers at Sri Anandpur Sahib

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday offered prayers at the Takht Keshgarh Sahib gurdwara in the Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib to mark the conclusion of the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of tenth...

14-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Dr. Manmohan Singh meets Venkaiah Naidu ahead of Parliament session

A day ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday met Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.Later, Naidu tweeted about meeting Singh, who is a Congress member of the...

02-Dec-2017 Surat

No competition with Modi on 'humble background': Dr. Manmohan Singh

Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Saturday said he does not want people to take pity on his humble background as he is not in competition with his successor Prime Minister Narendra Modi over this."I don't want the country to take pity on the basis of my humble...

02-Dec-2017 Surat

Present GST is tax terrorism : Dr. Manmohan Singh

Terming the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as tax terrorism, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that along with demonetisation it took away more than 31,000 jobs in Surat, and wondered why Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not understand the...

18-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Dr. Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement.The international jury of the...

06-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Demonetisation may increase economic inequalities: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called demonetisation a "catastrophic economic policy" that may aggravate inequalities and prove to be a "far greater social malaise" in a diverse country like India, and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept...

06-Nov-2017 Gandhinagar

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Ahmedabad, meet SMEs over note ban, GST

With the Gujarat atmosphere charged with election fever, the Congress is hoping to cash in on the anti-incumbency factor and the general dissatisfaction over demonetisation and GST, and will pitch former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to campaign for the party...

30-Oct-2017 New Delhi

GST's faulty design has killed jobs and businesses : Dr. Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the GST as implemented has a "faulty design" and that its "complication of compliances" has killed jobs and businesses.At a meeting on GST at the AICC headquarters, Singh raised concerns over the faulty implemetation...

30-Oct-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi to grace Congress' Kerala yatra

Top Congress leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, will be in Kerala next month to take part in a state-wide yatra to highlight the "failures" of both the state and central governments.The yatra, to...

17-Oct-2017 New Delhi

'The idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth'

 India's independence movement was built on the principle of non-violence but a new book by noted historian Upinder Singh, also the daughter of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, suggests that the idea of a non-violent ancient India is a myth that Mahatma...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Pranab had every reason for grievance over PM post: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had pipped Pranab Mukherjee in 2004, on Friday said the former President had every reason to feel the grievance that he was better qualified than him for the prime minister's post and the two had no serious differences...

04-Oct-2017 Bangalore

Need more reforms for social equality: Manmohan Singh

Advocating higher growth rate, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called for more economic reforms to ensure social equality with inclusive growth."We embarked upon economic reforms to open up opportunities to the people born without social privileges....

18-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Note ban, GST a double whammy on GDP: Manmohan Singh

Both demonetisation and GST have affected India's gross domestic product (GDP) growth adversely, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday."Both demonetisation and GST have had some impact on GDP," Manmohan Singh, who has earlier said the Indian...

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