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Finance ministercManmohan Singh after presenting historic 1991 budget. | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Manmohan Singh told me weeks before 1992 Budget speech that he’d have to resign

In ‘Portraits of Power’, economist and former civil servant N.K. Singh writes about his decades of working with India’s top bureaucrats and prime ministers.
Congress

Congress blaming UPA for poll losses because it needs scapegoats to save Rahul from blame

In episode 538 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the latest mess in Congress where leaders are blaming UPA govts for poll losses to pave Rahul Gandhi's comeback.

How Amar Singh exposed the underbelly (or hypocrisy) of Indian politics

Amar Singh’s friendships across political, corporate and Bollywood spheres made him what he was. The ‘fixer’ tag that came with it was only ‘rajniti’ for him.
A file photo of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. | Photo: Commons

Why Congress has now woken up to own PV Narasimha Rao’s legacy

In episode 531 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta says Congress in its obsession with Gandhi-Nehru family lost most of its icons to BJP. It can’t afford to lose one more.
Former PM PV Narasimha Rao | Robert Nickelsberg | The LIFE Images Collection | Getty Images

Ignored for years, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi now praise Narasimha Rao for ‘bold leadership’

Sonia and Rahul Gandhi issued statements speaking highly of the former PM as part of celebrations marking the 29th anniversary of the 1991 economic reforms.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

PVN Rao took everyone along, even nominated Subramanian Swamy to cabinet rank: Manmohan Singh

In a speech inaugurating the birth centenary celebrations of PV Narasimha Rao, former PM Manmohan Singh praised Rao’s economic reforms and his ability to take opposition into confidence.
The picture shared on Twitter by Shefali Vaidya | Twitter | @ShefVaidya

Manmohan Singh didn’t hold sweet box like a ‘servant’ for Gandhi family, Rahul held it too

Author Shefali Vaidya shared an image on Twitter, saying the former PM was holding a sweet box like a ‘family servant’, while Rahul and Sonia Gandhi were mingling with people.
BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda addresses a press conference, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on 10 Nov, 2019 | Photo: PTI

When Manmohan Singh was PM, India saw over 600 incursions by China between 2010-2013: Nadda

BJP President JP Nadda's scathing comments come after the former PM criticised Narendra Modi's handling of the ongoing standoff with China.
Manmohan Singh addresses Bharat Bachao rally | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi shouldn’t allow China to use his words as vindication of their Galwan stance: Manmohan 

Former PM Manmohan Singh said the death of the 20 soldiers cannot go in vain and the truth about the situation at LAC cannot be suppressed by ‘pliant allies' making 'false statements’.
Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh

‘Incompetent Twitter’ — Social media users decry lax rules for fake Manmohan Singh account

A Twitter account in the name of former prime minister Manmohan Singh was created on 17 June, leaving many confused and wondering if it was authentic.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.