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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan | PTI

‘Road ahead more daunting than during 1991 crisis’: Full text of Manmohan statement on reforms

In a statement Friday, the former PM and architect of 1991 economic reforms said he was 'deeply saddened' by impact of Covid pandemic on Indians. Read his full statement here.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan | PTI

Former PM Manmohan Singh recovers from Covid, discharged from AIIMS

The former PM had been admitted to AIIMS on 19 April after testing positive for Covid. A day earlier, he had written to PM Modi with suggestions on managing the Covid crisis in the country.
Manmohan Singh | PTI photo

Week after he tested positive for Covid, Manmohan Singh is ‘stable, recovering well’ at AIIMS

According to senior doctor in AIIMS, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh is recuperating well from Covid and there are no immediate concerns.

India’s Covid ‘explosion’ timeline, and how states can keep oxygen demand low

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File photo of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan | Twitter/@drharshvardhan

‘Congress doesn’t seem to share your view’: Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh letter

Manmohan Singh wrote to PM Modi Sunday suggesting ways to fight Covid pandemic. Health Minister Vardhan, in response, slammed Congress for contributing to "vaccine hesitancy".

‘We expect you’ll offer same advice to Congress’ — Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh’s letter

Responding to Manmohan Singh's letter, Health Minister Harsh said while the former PM understands the importance of vaccination, people in his party do not seem to share his view.
NCP President Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on 23 November 2019 | Shashank Parade | PTI File Photo

What makes Sharad Pawar, who turns 80 today, a yaaron ka yaar despite his ‘mixed signals’

If Manmohan Singh ever writes a candid memoir, he’d tell us Sharad Pawar was his most loyal, reformist ally in cabinet, stoically putting up with frequent humiliation by Congress.
Barack and Michelle Obama at the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum in Mumbai | Official White House Photo by Pete Souza | Wikimedia Commons

In wishing Mahatma Gandhi were alive, Obama echoes all the world’s liberals

Obama’s memoir, covering his political career till 2011, foresees the rise of xenophobic nationalism across the world.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

India faces military, health & economic threats, govt must restore faith, says Manmohan

In a column for The Hindu, former PM Manmohan Singh advocates significant cash transfers to the poor, better access to capital for firms and autonomy for financial institutions and RBI.
Manmohan Singh addresses Bharat Bachao rally | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress leaders jump to Manmohan Singh’s defence after young colleagues question UPA II

Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari, Anand Sharma, Milind Deora tweeted about how the UPA govt led the country with a sense of purpose and a commitment to the common man.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs the 45th GST Council meeting in Lucknow, on 17 September 2021

GST Council levies 5% tax on food delivery apps, extends concessional rates on Covid drugs

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Council decided that it was not the right time to include petroleum products within the GST ambit.

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A Dassault Mirage 2000 aircraft

IAF signs deal with France to purchase phased out Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft

None of these aircraft would be used for flying and they are being acquired to help improve the serviceability of around 50 Mirage-2000s in the Indian fleet, sources said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.
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