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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Cartoonist fraternity mourns Tailang's death

New Delhi, Feb 6

The cartoonist fraternity on Saturday mourned the death of Sudhir Tailang saying that political cartoons lost a sharp tongue as he had never held back.

Bahadur Shah Zafar's wish remains unfulfilled despite promises by Indian leaders

Yangon, Feb 5
India's last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar died in this former capital of Myanmar 154 years ago. But his exile still continues.

PM inaugurates gas cracker project, wax producing unit in Assam

Lepetkata (Assam), Feb 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Rs.10,000 crore gas cracker project at Lepetkata in Upper Assam's Dibrugarh district and slammed the earlier United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for its inordinate delay.

Two-day shutdown during Modi's Assam visit

Guwahati, Feb 4

During his visit to Assam's Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be greeted by a 48-hour (two-day) shutdown -- called by various groups demanding Scheduled Tribes status.

Parliament's budget session from February 23

New Delhi, Feb 4

The budget session of Parliament will begin on February 23 with President Pranab Mukherjee's address to a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. The General Budget will be presented on February 29, the government said on Thursday.

Informed then PM about law ministry opinion: Raja

New Delhi, Feb 3

Former telecom minister A. Raja on Wednesday apprised a court here that he had informed the then prime minister Manmohan Singh about the law ministry's opinion on referring the 2G spectrum allocation process to an empowered group of ministers (EGoM).

Centre's nod for supernumerary air marshal's post

New Delhi, Feb 3

The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the creation of a supernumerary post in the rank of air marshal in the Indian Air Force for 17 months in compliance with the Armed Forces Tribunal orders, an official statement said.

Manmohan urges people to defend rural job guarantee scheme

Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 2

Claiming that Narendra Modi government is trying to kill soul and spirit of the rural job guarantee scheme, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday asked people to defend the revolutionary programme.

Manmohan, Rahul targets Modi for not granting special status to Andhra

Anantapur, Feb 2

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted Narendra Modi government for not grating special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Government, Congress vie for credit for rural job scheme

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 2

Both the government and the Congress on Tuesday sought to take credit for work under the rural employment guarantee scheme, with minister Birender Singh saying allocation has gone up and the opposition party maintaining that its previous UPA government had a much better record on the scheme.

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