Manmohan Singh

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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Attempts to build Rahul, destroy Manmohan finished UPA-II: Baru »
Panaji, July 26

Congress president Sonia Gandhi could have spelled doom for the UPA-II government by her attempts to "engineer" a transition of leadership from then prime minister Manmohan Singh to her son Rahul Gandhi, former media advisor to the PMO Sanjaya Baru said Saturday.

Katju must reveal more to carry conviction (Comment: Special for IANS) »
New Delhi

Press Council of India chairperson and former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has alleged that one of his brother-judges in the Madras High Court was corrupt and that the patronage of a party belonging to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) coalition and "improper compromises" by three successive chief justices of India helped him to keep the job.

SC no to early hearing of PIL in judge extension row »
New Delhi, July 24

The Supreme Court Thursday declined to hold early hearing of a plea seeking a probe to ascertain the role of then prime minister Manmohan Singh and law minister H.R. Bhardwaj in not informing the president of all the facts including an adverse report about Justice S. Ashok Kumar while clearing his extension as additional judge of the Madras High Court.

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.

Government blames UPA in judge row, Katju questions Lahoti (Intro Roundup) »
New Delhi, July 22

The NDAS government Tuesday pointed to role of the previous UPA regime in the controversial extension to a Madras High Court judge and pitched for "improving" the system of judges' appointment as the issue rocked parliament for the second day and PCI chairman Markandey Katju, who had raised the allegations, posed questions to former CJI R.C. Lahoti on the matter.

Government for better judges appointment system, Katju questions Lahoti (Roundup) »
New Delhi, July 22

The government Tuesday pitched for "improving" the system of judges' appointment as the controversy over corruption in the judiciary rocked parliament for the second day and Press Council chairman Markandey Katju, who had raised the allegations, posed questions to former CJI R.C. Lahoti on the issue.

Katju sparks controversy, Congress says why rake up issue now (Roundup) »
New Delhi, July 21

Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in judiciary snowballed into a major controversy Monday with parties demanding a probe into the matter as well as questioning the timing of the disclosure.

Budget lacks roadmaps: Manmohan Singh »
New Delhi, July 10

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the 2014-15 union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley lacked roadmaps for achieving its objectives.

Apprised PM about spectrum allocation, Raja tells court »
New Delhi, July 2

Testifying as a defence witness in the 2G spectrum allocation case, former telecom minister A. Raja told a special court here Wednesday that after holding a meeting with then external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee and solicitor general G.E. Vahanvati, he "apprised" then prime minister Manmohan Singh about various telecom-related issues, including allocation of 2G spectrum.

Heavy rainfall in Shimla »
Shimla, July 2

Shimla, popularly known as Queen of Hills, experienced 95 mm rain, the highest in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday, the weather bureau here.

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