PM Manmohan Singh


Budget 2012

NEW DELHI: Budget for the financial year 2012-2013 has been presented on Friday by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh praised the budget. He said that budget will bring the rise in economy. Mukherjee said, “Though we have been able to limit the adverse impact of the slowdown in our economy, this year’s performance has been disappointing”. He added that “there are signs of recovery in the coal, fertiliser, cement and electricity sectors”. NS Venkatesh of IDBI Bank in Mumbai said,” It is clear theRead More

Madhya Pradesh CM against DOW Chemicals

BHOPAL (MPINFO): Expressing regret over not removing Dow Chemicals as one of the sponsors of London Olympics 2012, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has written a letter to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh urging him to register India’s strong objection to it. India should refuse to take part in the Olympics on the issue of the Olympics Organising Committee not removing Dow Chemicals. In this connection, Chief Minister Chouhan has drawn the attention of the Prime Minister towards the resignation of senior member of Sustainability Commission Sushri Meredith Alexander. ChouhanRead More

Malnutrition a national shame said PM

NEW DELHI (PTI): On Tuesday terming the problem of malnutrition in the country as a national shame, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said the government cannot rely solely on the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) to tackle it. Dr. Singh said releasing a report on ‘Hunger and Malnutrition’ in New Delhi, “…the problem of malnutrition is a matter of national shame. Despite impressive growth in our GDP, the level of under-nutrition in the country is unacceptably high,” Pointing out that India had not succeeded in reducing the levels of malnutrition fastRead More

Omar meets Army chief after meeting PM

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday Jammu &Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah met Army chief General V K Singh over the partial withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from two to four districts in the strife-torn state. Earlier on Monday, Abdullah met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chief Sonia Gandhi, Union home minister P Chidambaram and finance minister Pranab Mukherjee to discuss withdrawal of the military law from some parts of the state. However PM assured Omar Abdullah to wait for a few months before rushing into partial revocationRead More

NDC meet to discuss the Approach paper for 12th Five year plan

NEW DELHI: “The Approach Paper proposes a growth target of 9 per cent per year. It is relevant to ask whether this is feasible since the economy is currently slowing down,” said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the NDC meeting here on Saturday. During the first quarter of the current fiscal the growth slipped to 7.7 per cent from 8.8 per cent a year ago. In the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) whether India will be able to grow by 9 per cent, PM worries amid the current economic slowdown.Read More

Home Minister and Finance Minister meet the PM

NEW DELHI: On Thursday home Minister P Chidambaram and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence to formulate the strategy to fight the 2G crisis following the controversial 2G note of the Finance Ministry. Also the two key Cabinet ministers met Congress President Sonia Gandhi for discussing the same issue. During the meeting, the Congress President has requested Mukherjee to speak to all involved including the Law Minister and others and prepare for defending Chidambaram in court. The Finance Minister has told Sonia Gandhi thatRead More

How can a person even move in urban area with Rs. 32 in his hand?

BHOPAL: BJP in Madhya Pradesh protesting against the Planning Commision by sending demand draft of Rs 32 each to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. It was a mocking at the Planning Commission affidavit in the Supreme Court that those spending this amount in urban areas would no longer be deemed poor by the government. State BJP president and Rajya Sabha member Prabhat Jha also got two other demand drafts for Rs 26.70 each drawn in favour of finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and planning commission viceRead More

BJP’s word war against PM

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday the BJP slammed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his defence of home minster P Chidambaram for 2G scam. Sushma Swaraj said that the PM had, expressed his commitment to fight corruption a few months back, but he is not keeping his promise now by defending the home minster. The BJP leader said that Chidambaram had committed the same crime as jailed former telecom minister A Raja. She further said that the CBI was also trying to protect Chidambaram as it had recorded the statements of BJPRead More

India expressed its support towards Palestine

UNITED NATIONS: On Saturday Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed India’s “steadfast” support for the Palestinian struggle for a sovereign, independent and united state of Palestine. PM of India also said that he looked forward to welcome Palestine as an “equal” member of the United Nations where the US has threatened to veto any resolution seeking full UN membership for it. He also spoke about the crisis in the world economy and what India could do to help. Hours before Singh made the remarks on the Palestine issue in his addressRead More

Now it’s PM turn after Home Minister P Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: After the home minister P Chidambaram over 2G spectrum issue, the BJP has now targeted the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over a letter written to him by former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran asking him to stay off the spectrum pricing issue. This letter allegedly suggests that the PM himself allowed the telecom ministry to keep spectrum pricing out of the terms of reference of the Group of Ministers in 2006. Manmohan Singh met Dayanidhi Maran on February 1 and then he allegedly allowed the Telecom Ministry to keepRead More