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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...

20-May-2017 New Delhi

Congress voices 'deep concern' over Kashmir situation

The Congress on Saturday expressed "deep concern" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as it held the maiden meeting meeting of its policy planning group on the state.Party leaders "freely and frankly" expressed their views on the situation in the Kashmir...

08-Apr-2017 New Delhi

Immense need of value education today: Manmohan Singh

There is immense need for value education in contemporary times, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday, acknowledging that while subjects like science and mathematics form the backbone of regular curricula, value education keeps one connected...

30-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian economy is not in good shape is obvious: Manmohan Singh

A day before the Economic Survey is tabled in Parliament, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released a document detailing the current scenario of the Indian economy, which he said was not in good shape.While Singh cited the IMF which projected...

30-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian economy is not in good shape is obvious : Manmohan Singh

A day before the Economic Survey is tabled in Parliament, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday released a document detailing the current scenario of the Indian economy, which he said was not in good shape and cited the IMF which projected a 6.6...

30-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Indian economy is not in good shape is obvious: Manmohan Singh

A day before the government presents the Economic Survey, former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Monday released a document detailing the current scenario of the Indian economy, which he said was not in good shape.Manmohan Singh, a...

20-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Need strategies to create jobs: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday called for evolving strategies to create 10-12 million job opportunities in the country.Addressing a programme at the Presidency University, Manmohan Singh laid stress on proper management of India's environmental...

20-Jan-2017 Kolkata

Free expression in varsities under threat: Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said independent thinking and free expression at Indian universities were under "threat" in the wake of unrests at the University of Hyderabad (HCU) and Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).He stressed that...

11-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Manmohan, Chidambaram hit out at Modi over demonetisation

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, saying that the country will suffer a loss of Rs 1.5 lakh crore from the note ban and the "worse" was yet to...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Akali-BJP's mismanagement of Punjab unprecedented : Dr. Manmohan Singh

Accusing the Akali Dal-BJP government of "unprecedented mismanagement" of Punjab, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday urged voters to return the Congress to power in the state."Punjab has tremendous all round potential but it has not been exploited...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Punjab Congress to promote free and fair environment for media

The Punjab Congress has, in a separate section on the Media in its manifesto, promised to encourage and strengthen the print and electronic media, which has been virtually strangulated under the Badal rule, in the state.The Congress government will promote...

09-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Punjab Congress manifesto promises sweeping legislative, police reforms

The Punjab Congress manifesto for the Assembly elections scheduled for February 4 promises sweeping legislative and police reforms to improve the state’s law and order situation, which is in complete doldrums as a result of the criminal links and the stranglehold...

29-Dec-2016 New Delhi

Dr Manmohan Singh to release Punjab Congress election manifesto

World-renowned economist and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will release the assembly election manifesto of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) soon. Though the manifesto release date is yet to be finalized, Dr. Manmohan Singh agreed to launch the...

09-Dec-2016 New Delhi

India should brace for tough period due to note ban : Manmohan Singh

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in remarks published on Friday that Indians should be ready to face "a tough period over the coming months" due to demonetisation.Writing in The Hindu newspaper, the Congress leader also said the November 8 decision...

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