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Manmohan Singh

About Dr. Manmohan Singh

Dr. Manmohan Singh is the Prime Minister of India. He is the 13th and current prime minister of the country. Manmohan Singh is the second Prime Minister after Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five year term. He is also the first Sikh to become the Prime Minister of India.

Personal Biography

Manmohan Singh was born in Gah (now in Punjab, Pakistan) in 1932. His family migrated to India during its partition in 1947. He married Gurusharan Kaur in 1958.

Manmohan Singh and Gurusharan Kaur have three children - Upinder, Daman and Amrit.

Other Personal Information

  • On September 25, 09, relatives of Manmohan Singh and his other well-wishers celebrated his 77th birthday by distributing sweets and holding prayers for his long life and good health.
  • Manmohan watches carefully about what he eats. He prefers dahi chaval or kadi chaval, (which incidentally is just the north Indian version of the thayir saadam of the Coromandel Coast). He stays clear of desserts, probably because he is diabetic. His wife Gursharan Kaur keeps an eagle eye on what he is served when he travels.

Professional Biography

As Indian Minister

He is a former Finance Minister and is considered an authority on Finance and Economy.

Manmohan Singh and the Indo-US Civil Nuclear deal

In July 2008, the Congress announced it will go ahead with Indo-US Civil Nuclear deal even if Left Parties withdraw support. Dr. Singh dismissed allgeations that IAEA safeguards agreement would compromise India's strategic programme. However, the BJP continued to lampoon on Singh and Sonia Gandhi on their continued defence of the draft text. The deal has put the UPA Government into trouble forcing it to go for a Motion of Confidence in the Lok Sabha

U.S. Ambassador to India, David C. Mulford said US will convince Pak not to vote against India at IAEA at the Vienna meet. Earlier, the G8 nations confirmed support to India over Indo-US nuclear deal and that they are ready to help meet its energy needs.

In July 2008, the Government of India unveiled text of IAEA safeguards pact IAEA. Reacting on the development, Manmohan said his government would approach the IAEA "very soon" and once it takes the decision the process in this regard was expected to move "pretty fast".

Involvement into Corporate Affairs

Only July 14, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani met Prime Minister over windfall tax. The Communist Party of India-Marxist reacted back quickly and blamed Manmohan Singh that his Prime Minister Office is turning into a lobby office for corporates.

Motion of Confidence in the Lok Sabha - July 21-22, 2008

On July 5, 2008 the Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate, L K Advani asked PM to seek vote of confidence in Parliament. Manmohan was with other Senior Congress Leaders at the UPA allies, CWC hold meetings held to discuss their political strategy post Left parties support withdrawl

He met President Patil and briefed about the special session in the Lok Sabha.

The Manmohan Singh-led UPA Government won the trust vote by 275 to 256 in the Lok Sabha. Dr. Singh gave his reply to the debate in writing to the Speaker in which he advised Advani to change astrologers and stop abuse against.

Many sections of the people including UAE Indian expatriates are happy over UPA trust vote victory

Manmohan Singh met Somnath Chatterjee a day after the later is expelled from his party membership. He conveyed wishes to Chatterjee who turned 79 on July 25.

On July 25, Bush called up PM and said he wanted to move ahead on N-deal as soon as possible

At Major Economies Meeting

Speaking at the Major Economies Meeting (MEM) at Sapporo in July 2008, Singh said we cannot consider quantitative restrictions on our greenhouse gas emissions. At the G8 Nations Summit at Hokkaido, Japan, he called upon the G8 nations to keep up their promises and that India's first priority is spurring economic growth so that it could eradicate dire poverty.

Reforms

Singh called for speedy implementation of Tribal Rights Act

Manmohan Singh visit to the US - September 2008

Manmohan said he will convene a meeting with all members of Planning Commissionto discuss about the nuclear energy programme before his scheduled US-visit. Singh's visit begins on September 22 on his 10-day visit. He will be make a speech on the Millennium Development Goals and meet U.S. President George W Bush at the White House Oval Office on September 25, possibly sign the Indo-US nuclear deal, address the UN General Assembly on September 26

Manmohan Singh visit to the France - September 2008

After his US Visit, Manmohan Singh visited France on September 27 where he attended the Indo-European Summit at Marseilles on September 29 and hold a meeting with the French President Nicolas Sarkozy. India and France are working towards signing a framework agreement to start nuclear commerce between the two countries. The agreement is likely to be signed in Dr. Singh's presence on September 30.

Manmohan Singh visit to the Saudi Arabia - February 2010

Manmohan Singh made a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia at the end-of-February 2010. For more information, read Manmohan Singh visit to the Saudi Arabia - February 2010.

Other News

On July 28, PM and Sonia visited bomb blast sites and met the survivors in Ahmedabad. The day before, he is briefed about the security situation in the country by Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil.

In August 2008, Manmohan presented awards for small and medium enterprises, did an aerial survey of the devastation in Bihar, expressed condoles passing away of K K Birla, announced assistance to victims of Orissa violence, spoke with BIMSTEC officials

In September 2008, Manmohan termed Delhi Police Special Cell inspector Mohan Chand Sharma as an an exceptionally brave officer. Sharma died in an encounter with militants in Jamia Nagar, New Delhi

In October 08, he went on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir to inaugurate Baglihar project, laid foundation stone for chancery-cum-residence complex of the Embassy of Palestine at New Delhi, reaffirmed support to the Palestinian cause to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, participated in a cabinet meet review over attacks on Christians, attended Duesshera celebrations at Subhash Maidan, directed Minister E. Ahmed to visit violence-hit Assam. He met Chinese President Hu Jintao on the sidelines of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Beijing. Singh said he was not happy with shifting of Tata Motors from Singur. He expressed concern about ongoing inflation and financial crisis. Speaking on recent violence in Maharashtra and its backlash in Bihar, he said Political parties should realise gravity of situation fanning regional tensions. Back home, he attended Granth Sahib tercentenary celebrations, inaugurated Department of Atomic Energy facilities.

In December 08, he hailed the smooth conduct of J-K elections.

In January 09, he was admitted in AIIMS for undergoing bypass surgery

Offbeat

  • September 2008: Reassurance statements by Singh and Finance Minister Chidambaram that Indian economy will remain unaffected from the global financial crisis has boosted Sensex by 645 points at midsession.
  • A statue of Singh was put at Puja Pandal, Kadamkuan, Patna with 'no comments' highlighting Thackerays anti-Bihari campaign
  • Answering questions on behalf of Finance Minister Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha in December 08, Chidambaram said that India is nowhere near recession and is only affected by global growth.

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Ashcroft Sullivan and The Jha Group Form New Partnership - Ashcroft Sullivan Jha
The Ashcroft Sullivan Economic Development Centers (ASEDC) announced today a new partnership with The Jha Group (TJG) to bring investment and economic opportunities to India, under the EB-5 programs, stimulating job creation in the United States

Dr. T.G. Prabhashankar “Premi” Receives the Vidya Sagar Honorary Doctorate from Vikramshila Hindi Vidyapeet for his Contributions to the Advancement of Hindi
Dr. T.G. Prabhashankar “Premi” is pleased to announce that he has been conferred with the prestigious Vidya Sagar Honorary Doctorate in Hindi by Vikramshila Hindi Vidyapeet in Bhagalpur, Bihar

Canvera Wins 1st Prize in the HP Digital Print Excellence Award 2014
Canvera.com has been adjudged as the GRAND WINNER in the Photobook category in Asia Pacific and Japan HP Digital Print Excellence Award 2014. Canvera has also won the 1st prize in the “Photobook - Arts Category” for their Photobook “ARCHIVA” by India’s foremost panorama photographer Amit Pasricha

Sushma Swaraj woos Delhi traders, says no FDI in retail
Sushma Swaraj addresses her first pre-election campaign in Delhi

Sonia Gandhi appointed Congress campaign Committee Chairperson
Sonia Gandhi will head the party campaign committee for 2014 Lok Sabha polls

Telangana to be India's 29th state
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on July 30, 2013

Reconstitution of Inter-State Council
Inter-State Council has been reconstituted under the chairmanship of Dr. Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoles the passing away of Brajesh Mishra
Brajesh Mishra dies at the age of 83

Tejas Networks Wins CSIR Technology Award from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
Tejas Networks, a leading global provider of telecommunication equipment, today won the CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award for 2011 at the CSIR Foundation Day function at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The award by bestowed upon Tejas Networks by Prime Minister of India and the President of CSIR Society, Dr. Manmohan Singh

PM's Speech in the Conference on Economic Growth in Asia and Changes of Corporate Environment
Full text of Prime Minister's speech

PM Manmohan Singh's address to nation on recent economic measures
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asks the nation to be strong to take the country forward for a better and more prosperous future

TEMA Rebrands itself and Launches its New Website
Telecom Equipment Manufacturers’ Association of India (TEMA) has today announced the launch of a new corporate logo and official website (www.tema.co.in) with the anchoring principles which symbolize the effective integration and support for local Telecom Equipment Manufactures’ of India

Prime Minister's speech on 66th Independence Day
Prime Minister's Red Fort speech on Independence Day

President, Vice-President and PM extends Raksha Bandhan greetings
President, Vice President and Prime Minister extend greetings on occasion of Raksha Bandhan

Manmohan Singh calls on President Pranab Mukherjee
Manmohan Singh drives to Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet President Pranab on a courtesy call

Anna Hazare congratulates President Pranab Mukherjee
Social activist Anna Hazare congratulates Pranab Mukherjee even as Team Anna raises allegations against Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee takes oath as President of India
Pranab Mukherjee takes oath as 13th President of India

Pranab Mukherjee congratulated personally by Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi
Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Meira Kumar congratulates Pranab Mukherjee personally

NCP still in UPA Coalition says Praful Patel
Praful Patel rejects speculations of resigning from cabinet. NCP still in UPA insists Praful.

Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel resign over No. 2 position in Government
Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel resign late Thursday night and abstained from their offices Friday. The Congress Core Group will meet in the evening to discuss the issue.

Presidential voting in India concludes
Pranab Mukherjee and PA Sangma in race as presidential voting concludes in India. Results to be declared on Sunday.

Jaswant Singh likely to be NDA's choice for Vice President
Jaswant Singh highly likely to be NDA's choice in the Vice Presidential election. UPA earlier announced that Hamid Ansasri will contest for second term

Delhi Police denies permission to Team Anna to hold indefinite fast at Jantar Mantar
Delhi Police denies permission to Team Anna to hold indefinite hunger strike at Jantar Mantar from July 25

Nation congratulates Vijay Kumar for winning Silver at London Olympics
Vijay Kumar wins Silver in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event

India mourns the death of Superstar Rajesh Khanna
Indian politicians and Actors mourn the death of Superstar Rajesh Khanna

Filmmaker Karan Johar receives invitation for London Olympics
Karan Johan and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gets invitation for Olympic Games opening ceremony

Prime Minister's New Year message to nation
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's New Year message to the nation

Chavan meets Manmohan Singh to discuss Ambedkar memorial issue
Maharashtra Chief Minister Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan along with other lawmakers met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Saturday to seek his intervention in the construction of a memorial dedicated to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

Manmohan Singh promises to enactment of an effective Lokpal act in his New Year message
In his New Year message to the nation, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, said that the UPA Government is committed to enact an effective Lokpal Bill.

Manmohan Singh to provide compensation to states hit by cyclone 'Thane'
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V Narayanasamy, on Saturday urged Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to provide monetary compensation with an aim to carry out relief and rehabilitation operations in the states hit by cyclone 'Thane'.

Indian Navy gets boost with inclusion of submarine Nerpa
The much-awaited nuclear-powered attack submarine Nerpa has been handed over to India by Russia, thereby giving an impetus to the Indian Navy's fire-power.

BJP supporters stage protest against Central Government for non-passage of Lokpal Bill
Members and supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a demonstration against the Central Government in New Delhi on Friday protesting against the non-enacting Lokpal Bill after Rajya Sabha, was adjourned sine-die without voting for the Bill.

Manmohan Singh says dalits, tribals and minorities are still victims of disparity
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Thursday said the dalits, tribals and minorities have become the victims of disparity in many parts of the country regardless of the large measures being taken by the government.

India, Japan reaffirm support for EAS as a forum for dialogue

India, Japan condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations
India and Japan has condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever, wherever and for whatever purpose.

Andhra Pradesh News on December 30, 2011
Andhra Pradesh News and Headlines on December 30, 2011.

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