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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."

Opposition lung power drowns Rajnath's statement on Gurdaspur attack in Rajya Sabha

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Opposition lung power drowns Rajnath's statement on Gurdaspur attack in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: Both Houses of Parliament adjourned on Thursday without transacting any business yet again. While Lok Sabha was adjourned in view of the funeral of former President APJ Abdul Kalam's death,...


Ashes: Chris Rogers laments Australia's lack of fight against England's swing

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Ashes: Chris Rogers laments Australia's lack of fight against England's swing

Birmingham, UK: Chris Rogers was left to rue a lack of fight on the part of his fellow Australia batsmen as England dominated the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday.Australia ...

Hit by bad loan surge, Bank of Baroda Q1 net drops 23% at Rs 1,052 cr

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Hit by bad loan surge, Bank of Baroda Q1 net drops 23% at Rs 1,052 cr

New Delhi: State-run Bank of Baroda (BoB) reported 22.74 percent decline in net profit at Rs 1,052.15 crore during the first quarter ended June 30, on higher provision for bad loans and wage revision....

Live: Rajnath Singh gives a statement on Gurdaspur attack in Rajya Sabha

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Live: Rajnath Singh gives a statement on Gurdaspur attack in Rajya Sabha

Both Houses of Parliament assembled on Thursday two days after it was adjourned for without transacting any business in view of the funeral of former President APJ Abdul Kalam's death. 2:00 pm: Rajn...

Shashi Tharoor tweets against Yakub Memon's hanging, Congress says it's his personal view

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Shashi Tharoor tweets against Yakub Memon's hanging, Congress says it's his personal view

New Delhi: It seems the main opposition Congress is divided over the death sentence to the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon. Though the party has been officially backing the death sentence ...

Shashi Tharoor tweets against Yakub Memon's hanging, Congress says it's his personal view

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Shashi Tharoor tweets against Yakub Memon's hanging, Congress says it's his personal view

New Delhi: It seems the main opposition Congress is divided over the death sentence to the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon. Though the party has been officially backing the death sentence ...

India bids farewell to 'People's President': APJ Abdul Kalam laid to rest with military honours

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India bids farewell to 'People's President': APJ Abdul Kalam laid to rest with military honours

Rameswaram: In a spontaneous outpouring of grief, thousands of people bid an an emotional farewell to former President APJ Abdul Kalam who was laid to rest on Thursday with full state honours in his h...