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Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip President’s banquet for Donald Trump

February 25, 2020 2:53 am

Sources close to the former Prime Minister said he had accepted the invitation on Sunday but conveyed to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday that he will not be able to attend it since he is indisposed.

Manmohan Singh to skip Rashtrapati Bhavan banquet for Donald Trump

February 24, 2020 9:16 pm

Manmohan Singh had initially accepted the invite but later, on Monday, expressed his inability to attend the dinner, sources closed to him told PTI.  

Bharat Mata Ki Jai misused for militant, emotional idea of India: Manmohan Singh

February 23, 2020 3:34 am

Quoting a speech made by Nehru in 1936, Singh said Nehru believed that Bharat Mata is essentially the millions of people of India who live in India and “victory to her is victory of these people”.

Manmohan: 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogan being misused to construct militant idea of India that excludes millions

February 23, 2020 12:20 am

Manmohan Singh also said there were constant efforts to picture Jawaharlal Nehru in a "false light", but history had the capacity to "put everything in perspective".

Manmohan Singh: We have a govt which doesn’t acknowledge the word ‘slowdown’

February 20, 2020 5:55 am

Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday the real danger is that credible solutions won’t be found unless the problems are recognised.

Modi govt doesn't acknowledge the word 'slowdown': Manmohan Singh

February 19, 2020 9:50 pm

Manmohan Singh said that when problems are not recognised, finding credible answers to take corrective action also becomes unlikely.

Manmohan Singh asked me if he should quit after Rahul ordinance episode: Montek Ahluwalia

February 17, 2020 12:25 pm

"I was part of the PM's delegation in New York and my brother Sanjeev, who had retired from the IAS, telephoned to say he had written a piece that was very critical of the PM. He had emailed it to me and said he hoped I didn't find it embarrassing," recalls Ahluwalia.

Liberal democracy institutions must defend Constitution: Manmohan Singh

January 20, 2020 7:55 am

Young people have recently reminded the country that freedom is best secured in the custody of enlightened citizens and when it is protected for all, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said.

CAA protest: As Congress attacks govt, BJP releases old Manmohan Singh's video on citizenship

December 19, 2019 8:50 pm

The archive footage of Manmohan Singh is from a debate on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was brought by then Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government.

Why join Narasimha Rao Cabinet if he was so 'bad': BJP on Manmohan Singh's 1984 riots remark

December 05, 2019 5:57 pm

The party also placed the blame on Rajiv Gandhi for the massacre, stating that the former prime minister also had the right to call in the Army in such situations.


President Mukherjee, PM Modi, Sonia remember Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary

January 30, 2016 2:10 pm

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Congress President Sonia Gandhi remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 68th death anniversary and paid homage to the Father of the Nation.

Evil goes up in smoke as country celebrates Dussehra

October 22, 2015 10:19 pm

Giant effigies of ten-headed demon king Ravana, his son Meghnad and brother Kumbhakaran went up in flames marking the triumph of good over evil as fervour marked Dussehra festivities across the country on Thursday (October 22). Pranab Mukherjee, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Rajnath Singh and other dignitaries watched the evil going up in smoke.

Congress continues protest against suspension of Lok Sabha MPs

August 05, 2015 6:22 pm

Senior Congress party leaders including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were seen standing near the Gandhi statue with black flags and placards.

Coal scam: Manmohan Singh's daughters attend court hearing

April 01, 2015 6:43 pm

Daughters of Former PM Manmohan Singh, Upinder Singh and Daman Singh, at the Supreme Court in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Sonia Gandhi leads march in support of Manmohan Singh

March 12, 2015 5:20 pm

Singh was coal minister for at least a part of the time when the alleged “inefficient” allocations were made.

2014: The year of PM Narendra Modi

December 31, 2014 8:44 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the top news and newsmaker in 2014. He led BJP to a historic election victory and formed a stable government at the Centre.

Rahul Gandhi trashes Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

November 13, 2014 5:01 pm

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi speaks at the 125th Birth Anniversary Function of Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

On Gandhi Jayanti, PM Modi pays tribute at Rajghat and Vijayghat

October 02, 2014 12:35 pm

On Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to Mahatama Gandhi in Rajghat, New Delhi.

Dalai Lama meets Manmohan Singh

September 22, 2014 1:14 pm

Tibetan Spiritual leader, Dalai Lama met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence in New Delhi.

Former PM Manmohan Singh releases 'Strictly Personal' book by daughter

September 15, 2014 5:02 pm

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released a book titled ‘Strictly Personal’ by his daughter Daman Singh on Sunday.


The Accidental Prime Minister: Audience Review

January 11, 2019 7:40 pm

The Accidental Prime Minister starring Anupam Kher is based on the book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru. The film chronicles the time when Manmohan Singh served as the Prime Minister. Here's what the audience had to say after watching it.

Tall claims, empty boasts, falsification of facts not for him: Sonia Gandhi on Manmohan Singh

November 20, 2018 2:07 pm

Presenting former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh with the 2017 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, disarmament & development, UPA Chairperson appeared to take a dig at the current dispensation through her praise for Dr Singh.

Don't target PM Modi unnecessarily: Naidu

February 25, 2016 4:21 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday targeted the Congress, saying that the grand old party, which has been tolerated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for so many decades, should also tolerate the saffron party for at least ten years. Naidu said that the Congress was unnecessarily targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said unlike past governments where the prime minister (Manmohan Singh) presides and madam (Sonia Gandhi) decides, the BJP-led Government was working collectively in which Prime Minister Modi presides and the team decides.

PM Modi honours innovative officers of Indian Army

January 16, 2016 4:45 am

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented certificates to Indian Army officers for their innovative works on the occasion of Army Day. The officers were honoured for their contributions in the areas of communications, counter-militant operations and others. The 'At-Home function' held in New Delhi was attended by President Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and others. Army Day is observed every year on January 15 to commemorate Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British commander, in 1949.

Pakistan’s reaction on Pathankot terror attack not different: Congress

January 09, 2016 7:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday said Pakistan’s reaction is not very much different, adding that earlier Pakistan’s former prime minister Yusuf Gilani did the same thing after 26/11 attack and spoke to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and now Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is also doing the same, after the Pathankot attack. He added that India has given them lot of evidences but Pakistan’s court is not treating those evidences with respect.