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  • 23-Feb-2019 | Manmohan Singh

    It is a testing time for our country's democratic spirit

    The grave agrarian crisis, the declining employment opportunities, the pervasive environmental degradation, and above all the divisive forces at work are the most obvious

  • 24-Nov-2018 | Manmohan Singh

    A nation without well-functioning institutions is bound to fail

    India is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-lingual country. However, there are certain forces which are taking advantage of such diversity and pose a threat to the unity of the country

  • 14-Apr-2018 | Manmohan Singh

    India needs to reawaken to the principle of equality

    It is vitally important for us in India to maintain strong focus on containing the growth of economic inequality, and work actively to reduce it

  • 22-Feb-2014 | Manmohan Singh

    'Past year has seen success in fight against terrorism'

    Our economy, after many years of rapid growth, has slowed down in the last two years. Inflation, weakening of the rupee and other domestic and external factors have all contributed to this state of affairs. However, we have reasons to be optimistic ...

  • 08-Feb-2014 | Manmohan Singh

    'I would like science to be high in our value system'

    To do science, someone must pay for it. We must increase our annual expenditure on science and technology to at least two per cent of our gross domestic product (GDP). This has to come from both government and industry. In countries such as South ...

  • 04-Jan-2014 | Manmohan Singh

    'Reform is not an event, it is a process'

    Scandals such as the Commonwealth Games and the 2G spectrum case have cost the government a great deal. When you look back, do you feel there is something you should have done differently, and what would it be?PM: I feel somewhat sad, because I was ...

  • 07-Dec-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    'Four lessons from The Big Picture'

    Through all the ups and downs in the face of global challenges and despite the burden of past policy mistakes, our economy is on a rising growth trajectory. This is the first lesson I draw from stepping back and looking at The Emerging Big ...

  • 23-Nov-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    'Business and money know no boundaries'

    It gives me great pleasure to be in your midst on the occasion of the 3rd Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) International Competition Conference.The BRICS partnership started as a loose grouping of geographically dispersed ...

  • 02-Nov-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    I'm not above the law of the land: Manmohan Singh

    If there is anything that the CBI, or for that matter, anybody wants to ask, I have nothing to hide

  • 26-Oct-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    'Hindalco's case supported by the Odisha govt'

    The prime minister received a letter dated May 7, 2005, from Kumar Mangalam Birla requesting allocation of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha to Hindalco for its 650 Mw captive power plant in its Integrated Aluminium Project in Sambalpur, Odisha and ...

  • 19-Oct-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    PM hits back at opposition, defends Hindalco mine allocation

    PM says that he is satisfied by the final decison taken and says CBI is free to investigate the case

  • 28-Sep-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    'Our cooperation is now truly broad-based'

    I welcome you all to this meeting, which you have come to attend at such short notice on a Friday evening.In today's world, a strong two-way economic and business partnership is the bedrock of a strong bilateral relationship. The business ...

  • 06-Jul-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    The PMO's role in Jet-Etihad deal

    There have been media reports over the last few days on the India-UAE (Abu Dhabi) Bilateral Air Services Agreement and on the Jet Airways-Etihad equity stake proposal. Some of these reports have inferred that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is ...

  • 30-Mar-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    'It's for the people to judge whether I've succeeded as PM'

    Question: We are very excited about your first meeting with the new leadership of Chinese Republic. Can you share with us the views exchanged, specifically on the water issue, and what exactly is happening in Brahmaputra?Answer: We reviewed the ...

  • 09-Mar-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    'Our nine-year show will bring us back to power'

    As President [Pranab Mukherjee] mentioned in the initial parts of his address, our economy has faced a difficult situation in the past one year. The members are aware that our growth has slowed down and the fiscal deficit has risen. Inflation has ...

  • 16-Feb-2013 | Manmohan Singh

    'Spread of Left-wing extremism menace is slowly shrinking'

    As you are all aware, our economy has slowed down considerably in the last two years. Growth in this financial year will be much below the average growth of eight per cent — that we have achieved in the last decade. Factors causing this slowdown ...

  • 23-Dec-2012 | Manmohan Singh

    'We will speed up disinvestments to revive equity mkts'

    Broadening the social base of development not only improves well-being but also widens the home market for business. Thus, equitable growth can by itself generate more growth. A more educated and healthier workforce is more productive... This is why ...

  • 21-Oct-2012 | Manmohan Singh

    Give up segmented approach, synergise across services

    India is proud, and rightly so, of the achievements of its officers and men and women in uniform. Be it in the line of fire or in aiding civilian authorities to carry out relief and rescue activities, the armed forces have regularly answered the ...

  • 30-Sep-2012 | Manmohan Singh

    'Asian govts should ensure corporate laws match global norms'

    The 21st century is rightly spoken of as the Asian century. Economic growth in Asia in the last decade has positioned the region as the growth engine of the world. At a time when industrialised countries’ growth has greatly slowed down, GDP of ...

  • 22-Jul-2012 | Manmohan Singh

    'A silent revolution is sweeping rural women along'

    I am very happy to release MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) Sameeksha, brought out by the ministry of rural development. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is perhaps the United ...