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SPG cover for Manmohan Singh’s Daughters to be Withdrawn

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s daughters Daman Singh and Upinder Singh will have no more the cover of Special Protection Guard (SPG), which has come under review as per the rules but both have decided to surrender the extra cover. The rule book says that former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members cannot get SPG cover beyond one year ...

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Supreme Court stays summons issued against Manmohan Singh

In a dramatic turn of events, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was relieved by the Supreme Court, which gave a stay order against the summons issued by a special court in the coal scam. The summons were issued by a special court in connection with the allocation of 15 percent share in the Talabira II coal block to Kumarmangalam Birla ...

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Obama Meets Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi in Hotel

US President Barack Obama met a four-member Congress delegation, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi, and former union minister Anand Sharma on Monday afternoon after witnessing the 66th Republic Day parade, said a party leader. The Congress Party , now in opposition, called on the visiting US president at the ITC Maurya hotel ...

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Obama Visit Day 1 in Photos

US President Barack Obama visited India on Sunday and the entire day was hectic with visits to Rajghat and Rastrapati Bhavan, besides the diplomatic parleys taken up at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Obama praised Narendra Modi for his “legendary work ethic”, and described him as tough and stylish. He praised the Indian prime minister’s sartorial elegance and said he ...

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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh to meet Obama on Monday

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will meet US President Barack Obama Jan 26, on the second day of his state visit to India, after the Republic Day parade where he will be the chief guest. Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will meet Obama at the ITC Maurya hotel, the sources said. The meeting is likely ...

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Manmohan, Sonia, Now Narendra Modi: US Fed Court Issues Summons Over 2002 Godhra Riots, So What?

Everytime, an Indian leader visits the United States, human rights activists clamour for attention rushing to an adjacent court pleading for summons be issued under one pretext or the other. While Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi were subjected to receive similar summons for their so-called abetting role in Sikh riots of 1984, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now faces same fate ...

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Manmohan Singh to address nation on eve of demitting office

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 office on May 17, a day after the Lok Sabha elections results are announced. He had earlier this year announced his retirement, ...

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Elections: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to vote in Assam

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is among the over nine million people who are eligible to vote Thursday for Assam’s six Lok Sabha seats. The day began with enthusiastic voters turning up early at polling booths. The prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur are listed in the Dispur legislative assembly constituency that comes under Gauhati Lok Sabha constituency and they ...

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Why India lacks scientific vigour?

Why India lacks scientific vigour? Why is it that India is lagging far behind the West and now the East, especially behind Japan, China and South Korea? In a country of more than 1.2 billion people, science graduates are more than half of the educated youth coming out the universities but the pattern has seen no change. Indian students are ...

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What PM said on hunger and malnutrition?

The following is the text of the Prime Minister’s address while releasing HUNGaMA (Hunger and Malnutrition) Report-2011 in New Delhi on Tuesday. “There are nearly 16 crore children in the country below the age of 6 years. In the years to come, these children will join our work-force as scientists, as farmers, as teachers, as data operators, as artisans, as ...

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Contradictory statements on petrol hike by Pranab in Delhi, PM at G20 summit

The Indian government has come under unprecedented criticism over its unilateral hike in petrol price, with allies in the coalition government like Trinamul threatening to quit, while the judiciary, for the first time, intervened. The most intriguing defence of the decision came from none other than the finance minister who said the decision was taken by the petroleum companies and ...

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Corruption stalks India’s 65th Independence Day

India’s 65th celebrations of Independence marked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, with corruption topping his focus on one side and social activist Anna Hazare embarking on fast unto death on the other.

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