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Manmohan Singh trashes Modi’s cash crackdown as ‘organised loot’

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, said demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes was a “monumental management failure” and “organised loot and legalised plunder”. Singh, also a former Union finance minister and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, said the decision would result in erosion of gross domestic product by two percentage ... Read More »

Modi government has made opposition’s job easier by committing mistakes: Rahul Gandhi

Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s frequent tour, Rahul said Modi visited China, US and Mongolia but didn’t get time to visit a farmer’s house. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that BJP wants to stifle “internal dialogue” in the country and run India like an RSS “shakha”, where they “murder individuality” and trample “divergent voices in the name of discipline”. Taking a dig at ... Read More »

Rahul snooping row: Govt slams oppn defends transparent security profiling

NEW DELHI: The opposition on Monday attacked the government in Parliament over alleged snooping on Rahul Gandhi. Raising the issue in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the opposition alleged that political freedom was diminishing in the country. However, the government countered the opposition charges saying it was making a “mountain out of what is not even a molehill.” READ ... Read More »

Manmohan Singh, Li Keqiang sign landmark Indo-China border pact

Beijing: India and China on Wednesday signed a border defence cooperation agreement besides agreeing to continue the momentum in the relationship by committing to continue high-level engagements between the two sides. Addressing the press after he held delegation level talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said, “We have signed the border agreement, and we ... Read More »

Took all decisions on 2G in consultation with PM: Raja

Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, who has been accused in the JPC draft report of having misled the Prime Minister on 2G spectrum issue, on Friday, maintained he had done everything in consultation with Manmohan Singh and would send a detailed note in his defence to the panel next week. “I had done everything in consultation with the Prime Minister. ... Read More »

India Frees Sugar Exports

NEW DELHI — India has decided to free its sugar exports from any quantity restrictions for the time being to expedite shipments from the world’s second-largest producer and to help cash-strapped mills quickly pay farmers, a senior government official said Wednesday. However, the government is likely to cap the shipments once a total of 4.0 million tons sugar is reached ... Read More »

Time running out for Ganga, states should step up efforts: PM

NEW DELHI: Warning that time was running out to preserve the Ganga, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday pulled up state governments for tardy performance on sewage treatment and asked them to take action against industries polluting the river. Voicing concern over discharge of 2,900 million litres of sewage in the Ganga every day, Singh asked state governments to send proposals for ... Read More »

Govt to meet Facebook, Google officials

MUMBAI: India is stepping up efforts to require Facebook Inc, Google Inc and other internet portals to remove content that may offend religious groups or incite political violence in the world’s second-most populous nation. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology will meet today with internet and social-media companies, bloggers and other content producers to discuss ways to minimize postings ... Read More »