Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh is an Indian politician who has also served as PM of India from 2004-2014. In 1991, he was appointed as Finance minister of India and from then he entered politics. He is also an economist. He was born on September 26, 1932, in British India Punjab, now Punjab in Pakistan. He completed his D.Phil from the University of Oxford.

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

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.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

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.

Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis

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.

Team Rahul blames Old Guard for decline at Congress meet

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.

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

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.

All you need to know about India-China tensions along LAC

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.

Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports

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.

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS: Details here

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.

In op-ed, Manmohan Singh talks about coronavirus, communal tensions, economy

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.

On Delhi riots, Congress' 'Rajdharma' message to President Kovind

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.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

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.

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

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).

Taking a look at Union Budgets that changed India forever

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.

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

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.

Come what may, CAA will stay: Amit Shah in Lucknow

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.

Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?

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.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

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).

Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled

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.

#CAAProtests: BJP tweets Manmohan Singh's old video to prove point(?)

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.

'Bharat Bachao' rally: Rahul, Priyanka, Sonia tear into BJP

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.

Manmohan Singh: 1984 anti-Sikh riots could have been avoided if…

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.

Government downgrades security of Gandhi family, replaces SPG with Z+

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.

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

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.

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

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.

Manmohan Singh says Congress not against Savarkar, only 'Hindutva ideology'

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.

Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

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.

Celebrities, who wrote to Modi about mob-lynching, charged with SEDITION

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.

Chidambaram's custody extended to October-17, but may get home-cooked meals

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.

Pakistan snubs Modi, invites Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor

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.

Chidambaram can influence witnesses, feels Delhi HC; rejects bail plea

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.

Decisions taken collectively, how is Chidambaram at fault, asks Manmohan

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.

Manmohan, Sonia meet Chidambaram in Tihar. 'Honored', says jailed leader

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.

Nirmala Sitharaman announces special funding window for unfinished housing projects

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.

Here's why Rahul Gandhi missed CWC meeting, called by Sonia

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.

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

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

26 Aug 2019

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.

Chidambaram spends night at CBI headquarter which he had inaugurated

22 Aug 2019

Chidambaram spends night at CBI headquarter which he had inaugurated

P Chidambaram, former Finance Minister and one of the tallest leaders of Congress, was arrested by CBI on Wednesday in full media glare.

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

20 Aug 2019

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.

'Baja dunga': Priyanka Gandhi's aide manhandles journalist, video goes viral

14 Aug 2019

'Baja dunga': Priyanka Gandhi's aide manhandles journalist, video goes viral

An aide of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra manhandled a journalist in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, a video of which has gone viral.

Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

10 Aug 2019

Sonia, Rahul opt out of selection process for next Congress-chief

A short while ago, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi left the Congress Working Committee meeting, convened to decide the next president of the party.