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G-20 is essay in persuasion: PM

Heading home with little to take away from the summit of heads of state and government of the 20 most economically powerful countries, PM Manmohan Singh said, “The Group of 20 is, on the international plain, as essay in persuasion.” He repeated the phrase thrice in the course of his interaction with Indian media on board his special aircraft on the way back home.

‘Will be happy to work under Rahul’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unofficially announced the Congress Party’s prime ministerial candidate on Saturday, suggesting that party vice-president and Nehru-Gandhi family scion Rahul would be an ideal choice as his successor at 7, Race Course Road and he would be happy to work for the party under Mr Gandhi’s stewardship.

G20: PM calls for restraint on Syria

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told leaders of the world’s 20 most economically powerful nations here that India condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria and elsewhere, but stressed the need restraint in initiating punitive action again the Syrian regime till the United Nations inspectors submit the results of their investigations.

India gets little support: ‘Kitty party’ has to wait

Planning Commission chief Montek Singh Ahluwalia, India’s “sherpa” at G-20, made peace with negative global perceptions on India’s plight, drawing comfort from its $280 billion foreign exchange reserve that he said was “more than enough” to tackle the current mess.

PM in Durban,hopes pinned on Xi meeting

On the face of it, the five biggest emerging nations — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — that make the world’s newest aspiring power bloc Brics, have everything going for them.

PM backs petrol hike, but says politics will prevail

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh endorsed the need to completely deregulate petroleum prices, lift subsidies, curb expenditure and enforce strict fiscal discipline, but refused to draw himself into achie

Don’t know extent of black money: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan, asked about concerns regarding black money parked by Indians abroad, said he was no astrologer to predict when and how such money could be brought back to India or the quantum

Euro pressure leads to a Grecian turn

The G20 Summit being held here has suddenly acquired a new meaning with Greece staging an unexpected coup in the past couple of days, hijacking the heads of governments of 20 developed and emerging ec

PM backs IMF intervention, but...

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh used diplomatese to reiterate on Thursday that India supported an intervention by the IMF, but he made that gesture of support subject to several ifs and buts.

India worries about Greek drama last act

India is approaching the G20 Summit of heads of government in this French Riviera town with trepidation, if not full-blown anxiety, against the backdrop of a rapidly deteriorating Europe and its possi

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