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The Prime Ministers Office has criticised a just-released book on Manmohan Singh by Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to the PM in UPA-1, calling it fiction and coloured.Barus book, "The Accidental Prime Minister: The making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh", documents the relationship between Sonia Gandhi and Singh, and how the latter decided to take the rap for bad decisions taken by the political head in order to avoid giving the impression of there beint two power centres. (Read here).But the PMO is clearly not amused. In a statement read out by the PMOs current media advisor, Pankaj Pachauri, in Delhi, Barus book has been dismissed as an attempt to misuse a privileged position and access to high office to gain credibility and to apparently exploit it for commercial gains. The commentary smacks of fiction and coloured views of the former advisor (i.e. Baru).The statement also points to an earlier interaction that the PM had with senior editors, where Manmohan Singh is reported to have told them not to believe "all that he (Baru) is saying."

AAP MLAs as Parliamentary Secys: HC seeks Centre, CM, LG reply

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AAP MLAs as Parliamentary Secys: HC seeks Centre, CM, LG reply

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has again sought responses of the Centre, Delhi Lieutenant Governor and the city government on a plea seeking quashing of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's order appointing ...


US Navy installation given all-clear after lockdown for hours due to reports of at-large gunman

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US Navy installation given all-clear after lockdown for hours due to reports of at-large gunman

Washington: A US Navy installation in Washington was given the all-clear on Thursday after locking down for several hours over unconfirmed reports that an active gunman was on the loose, authorities s...

Nitish flayed for belated review of health and tourism sectors

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Nitish flayed for belated review of health and tourism sectors

Patna: The BJP on Thursday flayed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for laying emphasis on improving health services and tourism two months away from Assembly election when these two sectors were negl...

Nitish flayed for belated review of health and tourism sectors

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Nitish flayed for belated review of health and tourism sectors

Patna: The BJP on Thursday flayed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for laying emphasis on improving health services and tourism two months away from Assembly election when these two sectors were negl...

Cash-for-vote scam: Fresh cases against TDP's Revanth Reddy a day after bail

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Cash-for-vote scam: Fresh cases against TDP's Revanth Reddy a day after bail

Hyderabad: A day after he was released on bail in the cash-for-vote scam, fresh cases were registered on Thursdayagainst TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and other party leaders for organising a rally defying ...

Cash-for-vote scam: Fresh cases against TDP's Revanth Reddy a day after bail

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Cash-for-vote scam: Fresh cases against TDP's Revanth Reddy a day after bail

Hyderabad: A day after he was released on bail in the cash-for-vote scam, fresh cases were registered on Thursdayagainst TDP MLA A Revanth Reddy and other party leaders for organising a rally defying ...

AAP appeals to L-G in open letter on govt's behalf: Has the party decided to go soft?

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AAP appeals to L-G in open letter on govt's behalf: Has the party decided to go soft?

New Delhi: Instead of resorting to dharnas and obstructionist politics, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has gone into a softer mode by making appeals on public forums on the on-going tussle between the Delh...