Amar Singh: News
Amar Singh was an influential Samajwadi Party (SP) politician known for his far-reaching connections with the big shots of the political, business, and film worlds. He came from a humble family in Uttar Pradesh but did his education in West Bengal. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College and did his LLB from University College of Law in Kolkata. In the world of politics, Singh initially tried his luck with Congress, but later met Mulayam Singh Yadav and joined SP in the 1990s. He became a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament in 1996, 2002, and 2008. However, he was thrown out of the SP in 2010 for alleged anti-party activities. After brief stints elsewhere, Singh became a Rajya Sabha MP for the last time in 2016 as an independent with support from SP. Singh was sharp and adept at forming connections and striking deals. He was often surrounded by controversies like the 2008 Cash-for-Votes scandal, the 2006 call-recording leaks, and his close friendship and eventual fall out with Amitabh Bachchan, among others. He passed away in 2020 at the age of 64 due to kidney complications.
10 Jul 2022Mulayam Singh Yadav
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav's second wife, Sadhna Gupta, passed away on Saturday at Gurugram's Medanta Hospital.
19 Feb 2020Amitabh Bachchan
Once close friends, former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and actor Amitabh Bachchan, infamously grew apart in the last few years.
15 Aug 2018Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced a slew of development projects worth over Rs. 3,600cr for Ludhiana district, ranging from infrastructure to water supply and industries to education.
30 Jul 2018Narendra Modi
Rajya Sabha MP and former Samajwadi leader Amar Singh's presence at an event in Lucknow where PM Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath were present has triggered speculations about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
10 Jun 2018Cricket: News, Stats and more!
Afghanistan would make their debut in the 5-day format when they take the field against India on June 14 in Bengaluru.
06 May 2017Cricket: News, Stats and more!
In an interview recently, Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson said that India does not produce many fast bowlers because the pitches are more suitable for spinners than pacers.
07 Apr 2017Jawaharlal Nehru University
Member of Parliament Amar Singh raised a question before the Human Resource Development Ministry in Parliament on April 6 on the alleged "alarming" rise in Maoist activities in institutes like Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University.