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Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh among Congress’ star campaigners for first phase

UP elections: Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party MP Rahul Gandhi and All India Congress Committee general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will campaign for the party.
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will campaign for the party ahead of the UP elections.
Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh will campaign for the party ahead of the UP elections.
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 03:09 AM IST
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Sonia, Manmohan among Congress star campaigners for phase-1 UP polls

In a letter sent to the chief electoral officer of Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal on Monday named the 30 star campaigners of the Indian National Congress for the state assembly polls.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and party MP Rahul Gandhi are among the star campaigners for the first phase of UP assembly elections. (File Photo / HT)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and party MP Rahul Gandhi are among the star campaigners for the first phase of UP assembly elections. (File Photo / HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 04:28 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Manmohan Singh's condition stable, under observation, say AIIMS doctors

Last year too, Manmohan Singh had received treatment at AIIMS after complaining of uneasiness. He served as India's Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014. Before becoming the Prime Minister, Singh held various important portfolios throughout his career.
Manmohan Singh served as India's Prime Minister for two consecutive terms.(Reuters file photo)
Manmohan Singh served as India's Prime Minister for two consecutive terms.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Oct 14, 2021 06:09 AM IST
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Manmohan Singh condoles Oscar Fernandes’ death, writes to his wife

  • Manmohan Singh remembered how popular Oscar Fernandes was amongst the common people, who elected him to the Lok Sabha as their representatives five times
Oscar Fernandes, who served as the Union minister of labour and employment in the first United Progressive Alliance government
Oscar Fernandes, who served as the Union minister of labour and employment in the first United Progressive Alliance government
Updated on Sep 13, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Congress lost focus, wrote Pranab in memoir

In a wide ranging autobiography, the late Mukherjee — who passed away in 2020 — has documented his years as President, weaving in the personal and the political.
In his assessment of the two Prime Ministers Mukherjee worked with, the late president noted that Manmohan Singh had “determination…a strong sense of propriety…steely will power” and documented his long relationship with the former PM.
In his assessment of the two Prime Ministers Mukherjee worked with, the late president noted that Manmohan Singh had “determination…a strong sense of propriety…steely will power” and documented his long relationship with the former PM.
Updated on Jan 07, 2021 03:20 AM IST
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Rain accompanied with high velocity wind brings down mercury in Shimla, Manali

Tourist destinations near Himachal’s state capital such as Narkanda, Kufri got snow on Tuesday
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Tourists flocked to Shimla’s Ridge on Wednesday, hoping to find snow but they had to contend with a rainy and windy morning.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Updated on Jan 06, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent

UPA couldn’t bring in farm reforms due to pressure: Agri minister Tomar

“Many chief ministers had tried to implement the same farm laws that the Narendra Modi government had brought but could not implement them due to these external pressures,” Tomar said, according to the agency.
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.(PTI)
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 02:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Forces pressurised Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar not to implement farm sector reforms, says Union minister Tomar

Tomar stated that many Chief Ministers had tried to implement the same farm laws that the Narendra Modi government has formulated for agriculture sector reforms.
On the issue of farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, in Punjab, these ‘forces’ tried to use the shoulders of farmers for their motive.(PTI file photo)
On the issue of farm laws, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, in Punjab, these ‘forces’ tried to use the shoulders of farmers for their motive.(PTI file photo)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma

Govt expedited reforms by Narasimha, says vice-president Naidu

Rao and then-finance minister Manmohan Singh in the early 1990s initiated the reforms that dismantled the so-called License Raj of approvals and red tape that stifled businesses for much of the first four decades of independence, and opened India up to foreign investment.
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2020 06:12 AM IST
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The Anna and kisan movements, writes Rajdeep Sardesai

The Anna movement had the support of the media and middle-class and a clear enemy. The farm protests lack all three elements
A mass populist upsurge needs an identifiable enemy. The Anna movement had it in the imagery of Union ministers accused of corruption. The farmers protests are far more diffused(Hindustan Times)
A mass populist upsurge needs an identifiable enemy. The Anna movement had it in the imagery of Union ministers accused of corruption. The farmers protests are far more diffused(Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 17, 2020 09:34 PM IST
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In memoir, Pranab blames Manmohan, Sonia for Cong’s defeat, says Modi govt’s first term autocratic

The Presidential Years is the fourth volume of Mukherjee’s memoirs and will be released in January 2021.
UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)
UPA Presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee at his residence in New Delhi.(Ajay Aggarwal / HT Archive)
Updated on Dec 12, 2020 12:28 AM IST
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Court stays order to disclose PM’s flight details but disagrees with IAF on 1 point

The Delhi high court was hearing a plea by the IAF against the CIC’s July 8 direction to provide certified copies of available and relevant Special Flight Returns-II to RTI applicant Commodore (retd) Lokesh K Batra.
The Delhi high court was hearing a plea by the Indian Air Force against the CIC’s order to reveal information about PM’s special flights.(HT Photo)
The Delhi high court was hearing a plea by the Indian Air Force against the CIC’s order to reveal information about PM’s special flights.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2020 01:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Heavy snow forecast in Himachal Pradesh, rain in Punjab and Haryana on December 11, 12

Atal Tunnel closed for traffic as higher reaches get snow, rain for the second day on Thursday
Tourists enjoying winter sports at Solang valley on Wednesday. Traffic between Solang and Atal Tunnel is closed due to fresh snowfall.(HT Photo)
Tourists enjoying winter sports at Solang valley on Wednesday. Traffic between Solang and Atal Tunnel is closed due to fresh snowfall.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 11:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByHT Correspondent

Met predicts heavy snowfall in Himachal on December 12

State meteorological department director Manmohan Singh said snowfall and rainfall was also likely to take place in the higher and middle hills of the state on December 9
Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district was coldest in the state at minus 1.3°C.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Keylong, the headquarters of Lahaul-Spiti district was coldest in the state at minus 1.3°C.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 09, 2020 12:38 AM IST
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Make inclusive changes in the agrarian sector

The impasse will end sooner or later, but will the problems that beset agriculture be solved?
No single government or political personality is to blame for this impasse; this problem has been in the making since Independence.(Bloomberg)
No single government or political personality is to blame for this impasse; this problem has been in the making since Independence.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Dec 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
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ByShashi Shekhar

Attachments up to Rs 40k-crore remain pending as key tribunal stays headless

Worse still, it has only one member, out of a sanctioned strength of four members and a chairman. This member, GC Mishra, formerly a top bureaucrat in the law ministry is its acting chairman.
Banks, which expect to recover their money by disposing off properties attached by ED, are also suffering, the people added on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Banks, which expect to recover their money by disposing off properties attached by ED, are also suffering, the people added on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 06:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

Fresh snowfall in Kufri, Narkanda, NH 5 blocked

The weather will get clear from November 27
Tourists riding on snow covered roads in Kufri on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Tourists riding on snow covered roads in Kufri on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | By, Shimla

Ahmed Patel’s demise irreparable loss to party: Ex-PM Manmohan Singh

Patel, who was critical since the last few days, was admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram on November 15 after he developed complications.
In this file photo dated July 14, 2012, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi talks with Ahmed Patel as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on during the announcement of the name of Hamid Ansari as UPA's candidate for Vice President during a meeting in New Delhi.(PTI)
In this file photo dated July 14, 2012, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi talks with Ahmed Patel as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on during the announcement of the name of Hamid Ansari as UPA's candidate for Vice President during a meeting in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 03:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Ahmed Patel: Congress’ indispensable man, an emissary and an archetypal party person

A three-term Lok Sabha and five-time Rajya Sabha member, Patel never held a ministerial office. He was an archetypal party person, an apparatchik whose membership of the Congress’s core group fetched him a slot on the high table
Ahmed Patel.(HT Archive)
Ahmed Patel.(HT Archive)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByVinod Sharma

Great friend, irreplaceable comrade: Congress leaders remember Ahmed Patel

“In the shocking demise of Shri. Ahmed Patel ji, the Congress Party has lost one of its strongest pillars & the nation has lost a deeply dedicated leader. With a heavy heart we pay our profound condolences to his family & his followers at this time of grief,” the Congress party tweeted.
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi said that Ahmed Patel was a colleague whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress party.(PTI File Photo)
Congress party president Sonia Gandhi said that Ahmed Patel was a colleague whose entire life was dedicated to the Congress party.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C

Congress’ new internal panels include old guard

The appointments come against the backdrop of rumblings within the Congress over the outcome of the assembly elections in Bihar, and by-polls to 58 seats across 11 states.
The committees should help the party come up with consistent messaging on important issues.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
The committees should help the party come up with consistent messaging on important issues.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 02:33 AM IST
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Sonia Gandhi forms panels on economy, foreign affairs, national security; former PM to head all 3

Apart from Manmohan Singh, the committee on economic affairs will have former union ministers P Chidambaram, Mallikarjun Kharge and Jairam Ramesh, who will also be its convenor, besides former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh
Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress president Sonia Gandhi. (Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Updated on Nov 20, 2020 05:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

‘A Promised Land’: First volume of Barack Obama’s memoir to hit stands on November 17

The book, titled ‘A Promised Land’, mentions former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party president Sonia Gandhi.
The book has been able to draw India’s attention due to the remarks made by Obama on the country’s political leaders.(REUTERS)
The book has been able to draw India’s attention due to the remarks made by Obama on the country’s political leaders.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 09:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav

‘How much does he know about this nation?’: Sanjay Raut in response to Obama’s memoir

“A foreign politician can’t give such opinions on Indian political leaders; subsequent domestic political discourse on it is distasteful. We won’t say ‘Trump is mad’. How much does Obama know about this nation?” Raut said.
Raut also said that the comments of leaders who said Obama’s remarks were accurate were ‘distasteful’.(ANI Twitter)
Raut also said that the comments of leaders who said Obama’s remarks were accurate were ‘distasteful’.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 14, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

What Barack Obama said about Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh in his memoir

The NYT review said in the memoir “we are told of the handsomeness of men like Charlie Crist and Rahm Emanuel, but not the beauty of women, except for one or two instances, as in the case of Sonia Gandhi.”
Former US President Barack Obama with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before the start of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit working dinner at the Coex Center in Seoul.(AFP File Photo)
Former US President Barack Obama with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before the start of the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit working dinner at the Coex Center in Seoul.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 09:17 AM IST
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New York | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

‘Eager to impress...’: Barack Obama’s book on Rahul Gandhi

The observations, whether in direct quotes or paraphrased, are from the review that ostensibly quotes from the book, “A Promised Land”, which is set for public release next week.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with former US president Barack Obama.(PTI File)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with former US president Barack Obama.(PTI File)
Updated on Nov 13, 2020 08:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

This is definitely not the 1991 moment for agriculture, writes Capt Amarinder Singh

Farm laws will destroy the agri-economy and ruin farmers. The Centre must pull back
Unlike 1991, there was no compelling pressure which would explain the haste with which the Centre brought in these laws amid the pandemic(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Unlike 1991, there was no compelling pressure which would explain the haste with which the Centre brought in these laws amid the pandemic(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Nov 02, 2020 07:04 PM IST
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ByCaptain Amarinder Singh

Two light intensity quakes occur in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur, Chamba

A quake of 3.2 on the Richter scale occurred at Bilaspur, while one of 2.7 intensity rattled Chamba for the second day
A quake of 2.7 magnitude was reported in Chamba district on Friday, too.(Representational photo)
A quake of 2.7 magnitude was reported in Chamba district on Friday, too.(Representational photo)
Published on Oct 24, 2020 03:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | ByHT Correspondent

My life has been about reconciling contradictions: NK Singh

In an interview with HT, Singh examines his early socialisation in Bihar, the economic doctrines that governed India in the 1960s and 1970s and its subsequent evolution, the current political moment, and the structural challenges faced by India.
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 08:38 AM IST
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Sachin Pilot, Ghulam Nabi Azad among Congress’ star campaigners for Bihar

The list of star campaigners also includes Sonia Gandhi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot is greeted by his supporters on his way to his constituency Tonk of Rajasthan.(PTI)
Congress leader Sachin Pilot is greeted by his supporters on his way to his constituency Tonk of Rajasthan.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 05:12 AM IST
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