Articles about Manmohan Singh
Dr. Manmohan Singh is an eminent economist and a senior politician from the Indian National Congress (INC). He was the 13th Prime Minister of India. Born in 1932 in Gah (in present-day Pakistan), his family migrated to Amritsar after India’s partition. Singh did his bachelor’s and master’s from Panjab University, studied economics at the University of Cambridge, and obtained DPhil from the University of Oxford. Post his return to India in the ‘70s, he served as an advisor, primarily on financial matters, in the Indian Government. He served as the Economic Adviser—Foreign Trade Ministry (1971-72), Chief Economic Adviser—Finance Ministry (1972-76), Director of both RBI and IDBI (1976-80), Secretary—Finance Ministry (1977-80), RBI’s Governor (1982-85), Deputy Chairman—Planning Commission (1985-87), Economic Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister (1990-91). In 1991, Singh was elected to the Rajya Sabha and was appointed the Union Finance Minister the same year. He was re-elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1995, 2001, 2007, and 2013. Singh is known for saving the country from a grave economic crisis in a series of liberalization policies, leading to a much-needed turnaround in the economy. Singh was appointed the Prime Minister in 2004 and held the post until 2014. After 2014, he has taken a step back from active politics, although he remains a part of the INC.
16 Oct 2021
Former PM Manmohan Singh diagnosed with dengue; condition improving: AIIMS
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been diagnosed with dengue, officials at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, said Saturday, adding his condition is improving gradually.
19 Apr 2021
Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS after testing COVID-positive
Veteran Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Monday.
19 Apr 2021
Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh's letter to PM Modi
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday replied to the letter that former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had written to his successor, PM Narendra Modi, on the raging coronavirus crisis.
12 Mar 2021
Gandhis, Manmohan Singh among Congress' 'star campaigners' for Bengal elections
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi have been named in a list of 30 "star campaigners" for the upcoming West Bengal elections released by the party on Friday.
08 Feb 2021
PM Modi favors farm reforms, slams Opposition for taking U-turn
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Monday about the agricultural reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a sharp attack on the Opposition for taking a U-turn.
13 Nov 2020
Rahul lacks "aptitude" to master a subject: Obama in memoir
Former US President Barack Obama, in his new memoir A Promised Land, mentioned Congress ex-President Rahul Gandhi, writing that he seemed "eager to impress" but lacked the "aptitude or passion" to master a subject.
01 Sep 2020
Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.
31 Aug 2020
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive
India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.
25 Aug 2020
Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis
The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.
31 Jul 2020
Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet
A virtual meeting of Congress parliamentarians on Thursday turned into a war of words between leaders, said to be close to ex-party President Rahul Gandhi, and the ministers of UPA-II, who worked under former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, multiple reports said.
08 Jul 2020
Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
27 May 2020
All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC
For days now, the Line of Actual Control (LAC), has been brimming with tensions, with several violent clashes happening between Chinese and Indian forces.
11 May 2020
Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS last night, is stable and has been shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), multiple reports said on Monday.
10 May 2020
Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS: Details here
In a recent development, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been admitted to Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), after he complained of chest pain. He is under observation at cardio-thoracic ward of the hospital.
06 Mar 2020
In op-ed, Manmohan Singh talks about coronavirus, communal tensions, economy
India is battling self-inflicted pain of communal tensions, sinking economy, and now has to deal with coronavirus too, former Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh wrote in an opinion piece on Friday, asking his successor Narendra Modi to act fast.
27 Feb 2020
On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind
In its meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday regarding riots in Delhi, a delegation of Congress asked him to use his power to protect Rajdharma.
24 Feb 2020
Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.
07 Feb 2020
This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted the Opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).
31 Jan 2020
Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present her second Union Budget tomorrow, amid high hopes that her announcements will steer the country's economy, which is witnessing a historic slump, towards the right direction.
22 Jan 2020
'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi
After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.
21 Jan 2020
Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow
The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have been raging across India for the last couple of weeks, but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which passed the law is in no mood to repeal it.
16 Jan 2020
Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?
Subramanian Swamy is a BJP member but rarely has he minced his words when it comes to criticizing the economic policies of the current regime.
13 Jan 2020
With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust
Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
23 Dec 2019
Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan ahead of Delhi Assembly polls next year.
19 Dec 2019
#CAAProtests: BJP tweets Manmohan Singh's old video to prove point(?)
When Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the Citizenship (Amendment Bill) in the Parliament, perhaps he didn't anticipate his government will come at receiving end of widespread protests.
14 Dec 2019
'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP
Waking up from its slumber, Congress did something on Saturday to show the country's opposition is not dead after all.
05 Dec 2019
Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said that the ghastly 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if the advice of his predecessor Inder Kumar Gujral had been heeded.
08 Nov 2019
Government downgrades security of Gandhi family, replaces SPG with Z+
The first family of Congress will no longer be protected by SPG but by Z+ security of CRPF, said reports.
01 Nov 2019
Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan
On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.
22 Oct 2019
Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources
The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.
18 Oct 2019
Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday criticized the Maharashtra BJP for proposing a Bharat Ratna for Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, famously known as Veer Savarkar.
14 Oct 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown
On Monday, noted political economist and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar said that the government is in denial about the economic slowdown in India.
04 Oct 2019
Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION
An FIR has been registered against celebrities, including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen, and historian Ramachandra Guha, who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over rising incidents of mob lynching.
03 Oct 2019
Chidambaram's custody extended to October-17, but may get home-cooked meals
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was arrested by CBI in a dramatic fashion from his New Delhi residence on August 21, will remain in Tihar jail till October 17, a special court said on Thursday.
30 Sep 2019
Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor
In a snub to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistan has decided to invite former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the inauguration ceremony of Kartarpur Corridor, due to be held in November.
30 Sep 2019
Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram may influence witnesses and hence he can not be given bail, the Delhi High Court noted on Monday.
24 Sep 2019
Decisions taken collectively, how is Chidambaram at fault, asks Manmohan
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who is lodged in Tihar jail in connection to corruption in INX Media case, has found support in ex-Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
23 Sep 2019
Manmohan, Sonia meet Chidambaram in Tihar. 'Honored', says jailed leader
Lodged in Tihar jail since September 5, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram was visited by Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday morning.
14 Sep 2019
Nirmala Sitharaman announces special funding window for unfinished housing projects
Amid the concerning situation of the country's economy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of measures on Saturday aimed at boosting growth.
14 Sep 2019
Here's why Rahul Gandhi missed CWC meeting, called by Sonia
Recently, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi skipped a crucial CWC meeting called by interim party President Sonia Gandhi, raising eyebrows quite naturally.