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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...

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.

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...

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...

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...