Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh (born 26 September 1932) is the 13th and current Prime Minister of India. He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term. He is the first Sikh to hold the office. Singh is also the 7th Prime Minister belonging to the Indian National Congress party.

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Nitish stays away as opposition parties meet on presidential candidate

New Delhi, May 26

Major opposition parties, led by the Congress, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation about possible political realignment.

Will fight if no consensus on government nominee for President: Opposition

New Delhi, May 26

Major opposition parties, including the Congress and mutually antagonistic outfits in states, came together on Friday on a common platform and decided to contest the upcoming presidential election if the government does not come up with a consensus candidate -- but the absence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar set off speculation.

Dhola-Sadiya bridge a brainchild of Congress, says Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, May 26

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday attacked the BJP-led central government for trying to take credit for the newly constructed longest bridge on Lohit river in Assam, saying that it was the "brainchild" of the Congress.

Top opposition leaders attend Sonia luncheon over presidential candidate

New Delhi, May 26

Leaders of 17 opposition parties on Friday attended a luncheon meet convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Parliament House as part of efforts to find a consensus candidate for the presidential election.

Sanjay Mitra takes over as Defence Secretary

New Delhi, May 25

New Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra took charge on Thursday, succeeding G. Mohan Kumar.

Modi government in celebratory mode but concern over Hindutva outfits

New Delhi, May 25

Stepping into its fourth year in power on Friday, the Narendra Modi government is in a celebratory mood after the BJP's stupendous electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a modest pick-up in the economy and the imminent roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax across the nation in July. But questions remain over the stridence shown by Hindutva outfits over cow protection, love jihad and other socially volatile issues.

2016-17: Record for rural roads, but under 50% of targeted habitations reached

New Delhi

On May 22, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tweeted it had ratcheted the pace of rural road construction under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to 133 km a day over the three years to 2016-17, up from 69.35 km a day in 2013-14.

Tripura polls will be a Waterloo for BJP: Yechury

Agartala, May 21

The BJP might think it is unstoppable in Indian polls, but the assembly elections in Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would a Waterloo for it, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday.

Meghalaya Chief Secretary to contest conviction in coal scam case

New Delhi, May 21

Meghalaya Chief Secretary K.S. Kropha, who was convicted in a coal block allocation case, on Sunday said he would file an appeal in a higher court.

Two tremors felt in Himachal on third day

Shimla, May 21

Two mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba region for the third consecutive day on Sunday, triggering panic among the people.

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