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Tag Archives: Manmohan Singh

Vinod Rai compromised CAG’s sanctity, had ulterior motives: Former minister A. Raja

  New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, acquitted in the so-called 2G scam case, contends that the sanctity of the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) office was “severely compromised” by Vinod Rai who clearly had “ulterior motives” in over-reaching the bounds of his constitutional function while auditing accounts relating to the 2G spectrum allocation in…

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Shimla, Manali freeze, record season’s lowest

  Shimla: Himachal Pradesh tourist destinations Shimla and Manali on Saturday saw the season’s lowest temperature. The minimum temperatures across the state remained two-three degrees below average. At many places in the state the temperatures remained below freezing point, an official of the meteorological office here told IANS, adding there was no chance of rain and…

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Women used to pray at Sabarimala temple: Kerala Minister

  Thiruvananthapuram: The Devasom Minister in Kerala on Thursday said there was no ban on women praying in the Sabarimala temple and that women, especially from the erstwhile royal families, used to pray there. Kadakampally Surendran’s statement came at a time when the Supreme Court’s Constitution Bench is looking if the ban on entry into the…

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Catch sun, not snow, in Himachal hills till New Year’s Eve

  Shimla: Catch the sun, not snow, across tourist destinations in Himachal Pradesh till New Year’s Eve! The Met Office in Shimla on Thursday predicted the sun will shine till the New Year dawns. Meteorological office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS no significant western disturbance was expected in the region. “Weather will be almost dry for…

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Peace in Rajya Sabha after government climbdown

  New Delhi: The government and the Opposition reached a truce on Wednesday in the Rajya Sabha over Narendra Modi’s attack against his predecessor Manmohan Singh during the Gujarat polls with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying the Prime Minister didn’t question Singh’s commitment to the nation. Following Jaitley’s statement, the Congress also reciprocated by disapproving Mani…

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Hegde’s ‘change the Constitution’ comment disrupt RS

  New Delhi: Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde has “no right” to be in the House or in the government, the Opposition said on Wednesday, disrupting the Rajya Sabha over the Karnataka MP’s controversial remarks that the ruling BJP was “here to change the Constitution” and remove the word “secular” from it. Opposition members vociferously raised…

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Lok Sabha adjourned till noon

  New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned amid ruckus on Wednesday, within a few minutes after it met following a four-day long break. Congress members raised the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on his predecessor Manmohan Singh, and demanded an apology from him once again. While, members from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)…

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Minister asks all parties to allow Triple Talaq Bill to pass

  New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday asked all opposition parties to help pass the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament on Wednesday. “I appeal to all the opposition parties to help pass the bill on Triple Talaq in the Parliament unanimously,” Kumar told reporters after arriving in Parliament here. His remarks came…

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Tendulkar fails to make maiden speech amid uproar

  New Delhi: Cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday could not make his maiden speech in the Rajya Sabha amid uproar by Congress members over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh and over the 2G spectrum case. Minutes later, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House for the day. Naidu also ordered…

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Manmohan, UPA stand vindicated in 2G scam: Sibal

  New Delhi: Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal on Thursday said the acquittal of all the accused in the 2G scam vindicated then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the UPA’s stand that there was no scam in the allocation of spectrum and licences to telecom companies. “Manmohan Singh and the UPA government stand vindicated…

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