Manmohan Singh: News

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.

19 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to walk to new Parliament with copy of Constitution

As India celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi on Tuesday, the country also bids farewell to the old Parliament building, shifting to the new Parliament House.

08 Sep 2023

Narendra Modi

Manmohan Singh lauds India's stance on Russia-Ukraine crisis

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh commended the Centre's approach to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, saying that prioritizing India's sovereign and economic interests while advocating for peace was the "right thing."

16 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi faces backlash after Nehru's name dropped from historic museum

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, saying, "Legacies don't get erased by renaming buildings."

01 Aug 2022


5 scholarships for Indians to study in the UK

The United Kingdom (UK) is one of the most popular countries for higher education. Its rich culture is matched with great opportunities for intellectual growth.

17 Feb 2022

Narendra Modi

BJP trying to defame Punjab, Punjabiyat: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh

Two days before the assembly elections in Punjab, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged people to vote for Congress in the state and cautioned people against BJP's "divisive policies."

07 Feb 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Sonia Gandhi not among star campaigners for UP polls phase-4

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is not among the party's top campaigners in Uttar Pradesh's (UP) fourth phase of assembly elections.

28 Jan 2022

Rahul Gandhi

Congress to announce CM face in Punjab soon: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the party will soon name a Chief Minister candidate in poll-bound Punjab, adding the decision will be taken by the party workers.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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

West Bengal

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

Narendra Modi

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

Barack Obama

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.

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.

11 May 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

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.

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.

24 Feb 2020

Donald Trump

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.

31 Jan 2020

Yashwant Sinha

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

Sonia Gandhi

'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.

#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.

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

Sonia Gandhi

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.

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.

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.

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

Narendra Modi

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.

01 Sep 2019


Manmohan Singh blames Modi's 'all-round mismanagement' for economic slowdown

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh hit out at the Narendra Modi government on Sunday amid the ongoing economic slowdown.

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.

20 Aug 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Manmohan Singh talks about intolerance, disturbing trends, and mob violence

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.

01 Jun 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi re-elected the Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party

Sonia Gandhi has been re-elected as the Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) on Saturday.

14 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

Manmohan wasn't as tough on terror as Modi: Sheila Dikshit

Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said former PM Manmohan Singh was not as strong as current PM Narendra Modi in dealing with terrorism.

12 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

At mega rally of Congress, Priyanka Gandhi makes miss-and-blink appearance

Weeks after her formal entry into politics was announced, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed a large crowd at Gandhinagar in Gujarat for the first time.

15 Feb 2019


#PulwamaAttack: Opposition stands with government, says RaGa

The Opposition stands united with the government and family of martyrs, said Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a press conference on Friday.

12 Jan 2019

Sonia Gandhi

#NewsBytesExclusive: Suzanne Bernert reveals how she became Sonia Gandhi

The Accidental Prime Minister is one of the most-talked-about movies of this year. Starring Anupam Kher in the role of former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and directed by Vijay Gutte, the movie created a political stir in the nation.

02 Jan 2019


Why is Anupam Kher angry with YouTube

Actor Anupam Kher's upcoming movie The Accidental Prime Minister, which started a political storm in the country, is back in news for a different reason now.

29 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Government spent over Rs. 2,021cr on PM Modi's foreign trips

Since 2014, the government has spent more than Rs. 2,021 crore on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. The expenditure includes money spent on chartered flights, maintenance of aircraft and hotline facilities.

28 Dec 2018

Anupam Kher

Congress isn't mulling a ban on 'The Accidental Prime Minister'

Anupam Kher's upcoming movie The Accidental Prime Minister has hogged limelight after its trailer released on Thursday.

28 Dec 2018

Anupam Kher

'The Accidental Prime Minister': Why did BJP tweet its trailer

The trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister, starring Anupam Kher as former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh, dropped on Thursday, giving us mixed feelings.

27 Dec 2018


'The Accidental Prime Minister' trailer details Manmohan Singh-Congress conflict

The Accidental Prime Minister released its first trailer today.

01 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi insulting slain Army soldiers, alleges Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah today alleged that Congress President Rahul Gandhi was insulting slain Army soldiers by claiming that the 2016 surgical strike across the LoC was conducted to win the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

19 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Amit Shah says the Opposition is suffering from 'Modi-phobia'

The Opposition is suffering from the "Narendra Modi-phobia", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President, Amit Shah, said today.

19 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Tributes paid to Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary

PM Narendra Modi and several other political leaders paid tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth-anniversary today.

17 Nov 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Snowfall effect: Temperature falls below freezing point, Himachal shivers

Cold wave in Keylong of tribal Lahaul and Spiti district intensified today as the night temperature fell further, especially in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, after the recent snowfall, the meteorological department said.

17 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Chidambaram responds to Modi's statement of a non-Gandhi Congress President

Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram, hit back today at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting the Congress, reminding him of the party's legacy by listing out the names of its Presidents from outside the Nehru-Gandhi family.

15 Nov 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh: Fresh snowfall, rain bring temperature down

Mercury plummeted in Himachal Pradesh after fresh snowfall in high reaches of Lahaul and Spiti, Kinnaur, Chamba, Shimla, and Kullu districts and rain in some parts of the state yesterday night, the Meteorological department said.