Articles about Yashwant Sinha
Yashwant Sinha is a former civil servant, All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) politician, and former Union Minister. He did his MA in Political Science from Patna University and taught the subject for two years. Singh joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1960, serving first in Bihar and subsequently in the Government of India and overseas, too. After 24 years of service, Sinha resigned from the IAS in 1984 and, inspired by the ideals of Jaya Prakash Narayan, joined the Janata Party. Sinha became a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament in 1988 and served as the Union Minister of Finance in the short-lived Chandra Shekhar Government during 1990-91. He later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was elected in the 1998 Lok Sabha elections from the Hazaribagh constituency. He was again elected in the 1999 and 2009 elections, eventually giving way to his son, Jayant Sinha. Sinha served as the Minister of Finance (1998-2002) and External Affairs (2002-04) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Over the years, he grew distant from BJP, and from 2014 onwards, he became a vocal critic of the Narendra Modi government. Sinha joined the Trinamool Congress in March 2021.
24 Jul 2022India
When President-elect Droupadi Murmu takes the oath of office in New Delhi on Monday, she may don a traditional Santhali saree.
21 Jul 2022Narendra Modi
Droupadi Murmu has been elected as 15th President of India.
18 Jul 2022Narendra Modi
Polling for the election of India's 15th president is currently underway at the Parliament and state assemblies.
18 Jul 2022Jharkhand
The polling for the election of the President of India will begin in Parliament and respective state assemblies on Monday.
13 Jul 2022Hathras
In the run-up to the presidential election scheduled for Monday (July 18), Congress leader Ajoy Kumar raked up a controversy by saying the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Draupadi Murmu represents a "very evil philosophy of India."
12 Jul 2022Maharashtra
A day after Shiv Sena legislators urged their leader Uddhav Thackeray to back the NDA presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu, the party on Tuesday implied it would support her.
02 Jul 2022Lok Sabha Elections
The national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is convening in Hyderabad, is expected to approve a political resolution on Saturday.
29 Jun 2022Venkaiah Naidu
The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared on Wednesday that the election to select India's next vice president would take place on August 6.
22 Jun 2022Narendra Modi
The battle for India's highest constitutional office, that of the president, will take place between the Opposition's joint candidate Yashwant Sinha and the BJP-led NDA's nominee Draupadi Murmu.
22 Jun 2022National Democratic Alliance (NDA)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused the Indian National Congress's (INC) Puducherry unit of insulting the country's tribal community and women.
21 Jun 2022Ram Nath Kovind
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) National Democratic Alliance has picked former Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu as its nominee for the upcoming presidential elections.
21 Jun 2022Mamata Banerjee
Leaders of the Opposition parties, including the Congress, Samajwadi Party, and Trinamool Congress (TMC), among others, met on Tuesday afternoon and finalized the name of TMC leader Yashwant Sinha as their joint nominee for the successor of President Ram Nath Kovind.
08 Sep 2021India
As the Taliban announced a caretaker Cabinet, former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said India cannot and should not do business with the government formed in Afghanistan.
22 Jun 2021Sharad Pawar
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar and BJP-turned-TMC leader Yashwant Sinha hosted leaders from the Opposition at the former's residence in Delhi on Tuesday afternoon.
13 Mar 2021Mamata Banerjee
In 1999, Mamata Banerjee, a Union Cabinet Minister back then, had offered herself as a hostage in exchange for the passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane to Kandahar, former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha said on Saturday.
30 Jan 2021Twitter
Indore, judged as the cleanest city by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs for four straight years, garnered attention for poor reasons when videos of civic officials dumping homeless elderly at the city's outskirts surfaced on Friday.
09 Mar 2020West Bengal
The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.
31 Jan 2020Narendra Modi
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.
14 Nov 2019Supreme Court Of India
In what qualifies as a win for BJP-led Centre, the Supreme Court refused to change its December 2018 order, in which it had dismissed pleas seeking an investigation into how the deal for 36 Rafale jets was signed with France's Dassault Aviation.
06 Aug 2019Narendra Modi
If elections were held today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could easily break late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's electoral record, feels former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.
29 Jun 2019Supreme Court Of India
The Supreme Court will reopen on Monday, July 1, after its annual six-week-long summer vacation and the first week will be jam-packed with important cases.
30 May 2019India
Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.
26 May 2019Shashi Tharoor
The newly elected 17th Lok Sabha is different in many ways; it will not only be a younger and more gender-balanced House, but also a more educated one.
20 May 2019India
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.
13 May 2019Chhattisgarh
The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after Civil Service of the country.
06 May 2019West Bengal
The fifth phase of 2019 general elections began on Monday. 51 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states will vote in the leanest phase of polls.
09 Mar 2019Supreme Court Of India
Two days after he told the Supreme Court that classified documents related to Rafale Deal were "stolen" from Ministry of Defense, Attorney General KK Venugopal on Friday clarified that the papers were in fact "photocopied".
06 Mar 2019Supreme Court Of India
The government told the Supreme Court that "secret" Rafale deal-related documents were stolen from the Defense Ministry and petitioners filing review pleas in the matter are relying on classified documents, violating the Official Secrets Act.
20 Jan 2019DNA
While the opposition leaders want people to believe, the mega rally in Kolkata was a success and has laid roots for the end of BJP's rule, data shows otherwise.
20 Jan 2019Narendra Modi
At the United India rally in Kolkata on Saturday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will rule like Adolf Hitler if voted to power in 2019.
19 Jan 2019West Bengal
Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha didn't mince his words on Saturday as he spoke at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, organized by TMC.
19 Jan 2019West Bengal
Mamata Banerjee's United Rally in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday which is primarily a show of strength of opposition leaders will be attended by towering leaders of the country, including a former Prime Minister and several ex-Chief Ministers.
07 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
In a surprise move, the Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation for economically challenged sections of the society.
02 Jan 2019Supreme Court Of India
Half a month after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the government on the controversial Rafale deal, former ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha, along with activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, have requested the apex court for a review of its decision.
14 Dec 2018India
The Supreme Court today dismissed all the petitions seeking a probe in the decision-making process of controversial Rafale deal and gave the Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets.
14 Dec 2018India
The Supreme Court of India, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed the petition which demanded a probe in the multi-crore Rafale deal, on Friday.
13 Dec 2018India
The Supreme Court is all set to pronounce its verdict on a batch of pleas demanding a court-monitored CBI probe into the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal on Friday.
14 Nov 2018Supreme Court Of India
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a bunch of petitions demanding a court-led probe into the controversial Rafale deal.
14 Nov 2018India
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court commenced its vital hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored investigation into the controversial Rafale deal involving the procurement of 36 Rafale jets.