Manmohan, Jaitley spar over effects of demonetisation

Friday, November 25th, 2016
Arun jaitley

New Delhi: Political feud over demonetisation today showed no signs of ebbing away, with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calling it an “organised loot and legalised plunder” that would cause GDP to slide by 2 per cent, a contention rejected by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who said it will have a positive impact. Delhi Chief […]

Union minister Sambasiva Rao resigns

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Union minister Sambasiva Rao resigns

Hyderabad : Union Textiles Minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao Thursday resigned from the union cabinet to protest bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and announced that he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls on Congress ticket. Rao sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying the manner in which the state was divided pained him. He […]

Rahul to campaign in Karnataka on April 4

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Rahul to campaign in Karnataka on April 4

Karnataka : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party’s candidates in the State from April 4. Chairperson of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee campaign committee Veeranna Mattikatti told presspersons here on Friday that Mr. Rahul Gandhi would campaign in Mangalore and Bellary on April 4. […]

Alagiri meets PM Manmohan Singh

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Manmohan-Singh

New Delhi: Denied a ticket, suspended DMK MP and former union minister MK Alagiri on Thursday caused an embarrassment to his party when he called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who regretted that the party left the UPA. Sources close to Alagiri described the meeting as a “courtesy” call and said he thanked the Prime […]

PM Manmohan Singh to meet Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Manmohan-Singh

New Delhi: Three months after domestic political considerations made him skip a visit to Sri Lanka due to pressure from Tamil parties, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold talks with Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit on Tuesday. The meeting gains significance as it comes weeks ahead of a United […]

Cabinet decides to impose President’s rule in Andhra

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Sushilkumar-Shinde

New Delhi: The union cabinet Friday decided to impose President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh, which is set to be divided to create a separate Telangana state. The cabinet, which met at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s residence, also decided to place the Andhra Pradesh assembly in suspended animation. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Feb 19 had resigned […]

PM to move to Motilal Nehru Place bungalow after retirement

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Manmohan-Singh

New Delhi: A sprawling bungalow on Motilal Nehru Place will be the abode of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once he retires after the Lok Sabha elections. The 3, Motilal Nehru Place type VIII bungalow, spread over 2.5 acres, was vacated by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit recently. The four-bedroom bungalow with well maintained lawns […]

PMO pulled out all stops to weaken eco, forest norms

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Forest-Norms

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s office has repeatedly ordered and orchestrated dilution of environment and forest clearances in order to fast-pace industrial projects, documents with The Hindu show. In a series of orders and missives sent to the Union Environment and Forests Ministry over 2012-2013, the PMO instructed that regulations and norms had to be […]

‘RIL’s KG-D6 gas contract can’t be terminated on target issue’

Monday, February 24th, 2014
M-Veerappa-Moily

New Delhi: With AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal making hike in gas prices a poll issue, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying Reliance Industries’ contract for KG-D6 gas fields cannot be terminated pending arbitration on issue of output lagging targets. While the contract provides for termination in case of […]

Out-of-turn assurance on Seemandhra

Monday, February 24th, 2014
Manmohan-Singh

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assurance to Parliament on Thursday that the Seemandhra region will be granted special category State status for five years has put the UPA government in a piquant situation, as the region does not qualify for it under National Development Council (NDC) criteria. Only the Council can amend or relax […]