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Earthquake hits Himachal

Shimla, Oct 8  Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district was rocked by a low-intensity earthquake on Thursday morning, an official said. However, there was no loss of life.Tremors of the magnitude 3.8 earthquake were felt for some seconds in several parts...
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Vital To Break From Past: WANTED: FARM-BASED ECONOMY…

The nation is looking at Prime Minister Modi for a break from the past, rather many pasts, to usher in a regime of new people-oriented policies. Plainly, not only a change from Manmohanomics but also from the colonial anti-farmer mindset. It wants NITI...
President, Pranab Mukherjee, paying floral tributes at the statue of Babasaheb Dr. BR Ambedkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary

President, Pranab Mukherjee, paying floral tributes at the statue of Babasaheb Dr. BR Ambedkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, paying floral tributes at the statue of Babasaheb Dr. BR Ambedkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Parliament House Lawns on April 14, 2015.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests, Jayanthi Natarajan addressing a Press Conference on the outcome of the Conference of Party 11, the Biodiversity Conference (recently concluded in Hyderabad), in New Delhi on October 22, 2012.

Jayanthi Natarajan quits Congress

Chennai, Jan 30  Senior Congress leader and former union minister Jayanthi Natarajan Friday announced her resignation from the party, saying she had only acted on “specific inputs” from Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s office...
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Manmohan Singh conferred another Japanese award

New Delhi, Dec 23  Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been conferred another prestigious Japanese award – the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award – for “transforming India’s economy and its integration with the broader East Asian...
Modi congratulates Manmohan Singh for Japan honour

Modi congratulates Manmohan Singh for Japan honour

New Delhi, Nov 6 Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Manmohan Singh on receiving one of Japan’s top national awards, the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers. “(It is a) Matter of joy and pride that Japan has conferred...
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Manmohan Singh to get top Japanese award, says he is honoured

New Delhi, Nov 4 Manmohan Singh will be conferred one of Japan’s top national awards for his “significant contribution” towards boosting bilateral ties, the Japanese embassy said Monday. The former Indian prime minister said he was “truly...
Modi, Manmohan, Sonia come together at Dussehra celebrations

Modi, Manmohan, Sonia come together at Dussehra celebrations

New Delhi, Oct 4  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were seen together with former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday at Dussehra celebrations near the historic Red Fort here. Vice President...
Planning for ‘The Future Commission’

Planning for ‘The Future Commission’

As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, the prime minister seems keen to implement far-reaching changes, phasing out the old and ushering in the new. One of the first things he did was to question the relevance of the Planning Commission...
Speak on Katju allegations, AIADMK to Manmohan Singh

Speak on Katju allegations, AIADMK to Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 23  The AIADMK Wednesday raised the issue of corruption in the judiciary in the Rajya Sabha and sought an explanation from former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Citing the revelations made by Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey...
China’s Foreign Minister in Talks with  PM Modi and EAM Sushma Swaraj

China’s Foreign Minister in Talks with PM Modi and EAM Sushma Swaraj

By TN Ashok / Diplomatic Editor New Delhi, June 10, 2014: Wang Yi, China’s Foreign Minister and Special Envoy of the President Xi Jinping, had a 45 minute substantive meeting with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also the External Affairs...
Manmohan Singh’s legacy: A mixed bag for history to judge

Manmohan Singh’s legacy: A mixed bag for history to judge

1. Nuclear Deal. Pushing through the Indo-US civil nuclear deal and determinedly garnering all the support it needed. 2. Rural employment. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, a scheme to provide 100 days of employment to a member...
Manmohan Singh gets standing ovation at PMO farewell

Manmohan Singh gets standing ovation at PMO farewell

New Delhi, May 13  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given a standing ovation by his staff at South Block Tuesday during a farewell they hosted for him. It also saw some moist eyes. Around 110 staff of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) gathered...
Manmohan Singh to address nation on eve of demitting office

Manmohan Singh to address nation on eve of demitting office

New Delhi, May 8  On the eve of his demitting office after ten years at the head of a UPA coalition government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to “address the people” in a farewell address. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be demitting...
Apprised PM about 2G allocation, Raja tells court

Apprised PM about 2G allocation, Raja tells court

New Delhi, May 6  Former telecom minister A. Raja told a court here Monday that the 2G spectrum allocation decisions were taken on the proposals of the telecom department and discussions with other cabinet ministers and after properly apprising the prime...
Blasts highlight desperation, cowardice: PM

Blasts highlight desperation, cowardice: PM

New Delhi, May 1  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday strongly condemned the blasts on a train in Chennai and said such acts “highlight the desperation and cowardice of those responsible”. Manmohan Singh said in a statement: “Such...
New plan panel to decide on growth revision: Ahluwalia

New plan panel to decide on growth revision: Ahluwalia

New Delhi, May 01  The Planning Commission chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discussed the mid-term appraisal of the 12th Plan period but did not take any decision on lowering the growth target, leaving it for the new panel that will be formed...
Manmohan Singh to hold his last plan panel meet

Manmohan Singh to hold his last plan panel meet

New Delhi, April 30  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold a meeting of the Planning Commission Wednesday to take stock of the economic situation. Prime minister is the ex-officio chairman of the plan panel, and this will probably be the last meeting...
Chandy seeks PM’s intervention to save FACT

Chandy seeks PM’s intervention to save FACT

Thiruvananthapuram, April 29  Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seeking his intervention to save FACT, the largest central public sector in the state as it is reeling under severe financial crisis. In his letter,...
PM’s brother joins BJP in Amritsar

PM’s brother joins BJP in Amritsar

Amritsar, April 26 In a move likely to embarrass the Congress, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s half-brother, Daljeet Singh Kohli, Friday joined the BJP in the presence of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Kohli, a businessman based...
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