The decision to take to the streets and demonstrate support for former prime minister Manmohan Singh could be a turning point for the Congress, which has been facing a leadership crisis in recent years On a cold but sunny winter afternoon of December 28, 1997, Sonia Gandhi announced that she would campaign for the Congress party for the Lok Sabha elections. She was only a 25 paisa member of the party, nothing more, but the announcement changed all equations. Ensconced in his Purana Quila Road ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'Manmohan facing charges because of Cong's sins' - Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The former PM's current predicament stems from a combination of personal failing and circumstance, despite his own spotless record, says T N Ninan Let’s take two scenarios. In the first, Manmohan Singh is not the prime minister; Andimuthu Raja is. Raja signs a file approving the minutes of the meeting of a screening committee, which had met and allocated a coal mine to a public sector company. Raja meets a businessman, overturns the screening committee’s decision, and sees ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Prime Minister Modi seems to be gradually ending India’s strategic ambiguity, says former Indian diplomat K C Singh.United States President Barack Obama’s visit to India was unlike any previous presidential visit both due to the occasion -- his being the chief guest at the Republic Day of India -- and the personal rapport between him and his actual host, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, though invited by President Pranab Mukherjee. Recent history of Indo-US relations commences ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
NEW DELHI : The top leadership of India’s Congress party, including its enigmatic president Sonia Gandhi, walked to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s home today in a unusual display of support after he was summoned to court in a corruption ...Himalayan times, 2 weeks ago
The Modi government is committed to the same path of maximum government that all previous governments had taken, illustrated well by the strongman approach it has taken to 'fixing' loss-making PSUs like Air India, rues Debashis Basu Here is a comment from early September 2002: “Of the 240 central public sector undertakings, half were operating at a loss. Out of 1,040 state-government run PSUs, 90 per cent were in the red. Taxpayer’s money was invested in loss-making commercial ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Parekh has made clean business not only a cornerstone of how the HDFC group is run, but also embodies that spirit in his dealings with others in the world of business and politics. Writing about well-known personalities is never easy, especially if they happen to be of the ilk of Deepak Parekh, non-executive chairman of HDFC Limited. Writing on Parekh posed a similar challenge, as there's little about him that is not known. Not only is his career in the world of finance well-documented, ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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