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'Modi, a man mesmerised by own persona'

Title: How Modi Won It, Notes from 2014 Election; Author: Harish Khare; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 242; Price: Rs.599 Man is wise in hindsight. This is certainly true for journalists. Harish Khare, editor and commentator who was also media adviser to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, comes up with his own analysis of what went wrong with the Congress and how Narendra Modi si...

4 months ago
An editor's observations; random thrillers

A leading editor of a prominent Indian magazine admits he is almost computer-illiterate; another senior journalist takes readers through the notes of his election diary and then there are some thrillers. A lot to choose from the IANS New Year's book list. Take a look. 1. Book: Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me; Author: Vinod Mehta; Publisher: Penguin Viking; Pages: 281; Pri...

3 years ago
Pankaj Pachauri joins PM's media team

New Delhi,Jan 18 - Well-known television journalist Pankaj Pachauri has joined as a key member of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's media team, official sources said. Pachauri, 48, joined his duties in the Prime Minister's Office Wednesday, the sources added. Till recently the managing editor of NDTV India -, Pachauri had earlier worked with prominent media organisations, including the...

3 years ago
PM celebrates birthday mid-air

On Board Air India One, Sep 27 - A relaxed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cut a chocolate cake to mark his 79th birthday on his flight back to India from Frankfurt. It was the fourth birthday aboard Air India One for the prime minister. As he cut the cake on the aircraft, a group of journalists sang Happy Birthday! Close aides including private secretary Jaideep Sarkar and me...

3 years ago
Another working birthday abroad for Manmohan

New Delhi, Sep 25 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a famously reluctant birthday boy, will turn 79 Monday either in the high skies or in Frankfurt on his return journey to India after a hectic six-day foreign trip, say officials, adding that one thing was for sure - the celebrations would be extremely low-key. 'The prime minister will either be in Frankfurt or on board Air India One from Ne...

3 years ago
Khare denies meeting Fai, to send legal notice to daily

New Delhi, July 22 - Harish Khare, media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Friday denied having ever met Ghulam Nabi Fai and said he will send a legal notice to The New Indian Express which published an article by columnist S. Gurumurthy alleging that Khare had accepted the hospitality of the Kashmiri American lobbyist under arrest in the US. 'I completely deny the allegation,' Khar...

3 years ago
Indians among top Everest conquerors

Kathmandu, July 15 - Indians are the third highest conqueror of Mt Everest this season and the second regarding the lesser Himalayan peaks, a survey revealed here Friday. The survey released by Kathmandu-based trekking agency Asian Trekking said from 1953 - when New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa summited the world's highest peak for the first time - to spring...

3 years ago
Minor held for burglary at PM's media adviser's home

New Delhi, June 30 - A juvenile was arrested Thursday for breaking into the house of Harish Khare, media adviser to Prime Minster Manmohan Singh, and speeding away with his car, laptop and mobile phone, police said. The minor was arrested from Nehru Vihar area of north Delhi, a police officer said. Two of his accomplices are still on the run. Khare's wife Renana told the police Wedn...

3 years ago
One held for burglary at PM's media adviser home

New Delhi, June 30 - A burglar who struck at the house of Harish Khare, media adviser to Prime Minster Manmohan Singh, and sped away with his car, laptop and mobile phone has been arrested, police here said. 'The burglar was arrested from Maurice Nagar area in north Delhi,' a Delhi Police officer said. His accomplice is still yet untraced and on the run. On Tuesday night, two uniden...

4 years ago
Chopper carrying Arunachal chief minister still missing

Itanagar, April 30 - A helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four other people on board, missing since Saturday morning, was still untraced till the night despite India and Bhutan launching a massive operation to track it, officials said. The Pawan Hans AS350 B-3 helicopter had taken off from Tawang at 9.50 am and lost communication with the ground after it...

4 years ago
PM enquires about Arunachal chief minister

New Delhi, April 30 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday spoke to Arunachal Pradesh Governor J.J. Singh and enquired about Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu after a helicopter carrying him and four others went missing. The prime minister, who returned to the national capital Monday evening after addressing a rally in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, was briefed by National Security A...

4 years ago
PMO denies Manmohan contacted Kayani

New Delhi, April 24 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's office Sunday denied media reports that he had contacted Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani through an unofficial envoy before the Mohali meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani. The prime minister's media adviser, Harish Khare, termed the reports as false. 'We have seen media reports quoting a British ...

4 years ago
Confident PM reaches out at press conference

New Delhi, Feb 16 - From being authoritative and candid, bold and modest, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a bag of mixed emotions during his press conference here Wednesday. The interaction with editors of national, regional, and international TV channels at the prime minister's 7 Race Course Road official residence was planned for 45 minutes, but with Manmohan Singh willing to take up mo...

4 years ago
No basis for Manmohan Singh-Karunanidhi talks on Raja: Officials

Seoul, Nov 11 - Top Indian officials Thursday denied any basis for reports that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi from here on the 2G spectrum issue that rocked parliament for the second straight day. The opposition Thursday mounted more pressure on the government to act against Communications Minister A. Raja, a member of Karunanidhi's DMK, o...

4 years ago
Heads will roll after CWG, but whose?

New Delhi, Sep 26 - Heads will roll for the Commonwealth Games mess - this is the talk in the capital's political grapevine. But nobody knows for sure who will end up as the fall guys? There are several hit lists doing the rounds, with Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi topping most of the lists. He is the favourite scapegoat of the high-decibel TV channels too. Some excitable channe...

4 years ago
Harish Khare clarifies, says Congress 'source of stability'

New Delhi, Sep 21 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Media Advisor Harish Khare, who created a flutter with his comments Monday describing the Congress as 'status quoist', issued a clarification Tuesday saying that the 125-year-old party is the nation's 'most enduring source of stability'. 'I have always believed and argued that the Congress party is the nation's most enduring source of stab...

4 years ago
PMO denies Manmohan ticked off Krishna over Pillai comments

New Delhi, July 26 - The government Monday rejected a media report that suggested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had conveyed his unhappiness to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna for criticizing Home Secretary G.K. Pillai for his remarks on the eve of the India-Pakistan talks. Reacting to a report in The Indian Express, media adviser to the prime minister Harish Khare dubbed it as 'fals...

4 years ago
PM reviews Kashmir projects, extends more aid

Srinagar/New Delhi, June 8 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday reviewed the developmental activities in Jammu and Kashmir and extended additional financial assistance. He, however, disapproved of some state government officials often joining shutdowns called by separatists. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah made a power point presentation for the prime minister, covering all key sectors at a...

4 years ago
PM reviews Kashmir's developmental projects

Srinagar, June 8 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday reviewed the developmental activities in Jammu and Kashmir and said the central government would do everything needed to support the state in its development process. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah made a comprehensive power point presentation for the prime minister, covering all key sectors at a high-level meeting at the Sher-e-Kashmir...

4 years ago
PM begins Kashmir visit amid shutdown

Srinagar, June 7 - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began a two-day trip to Jammu and Kashmir Monday even as a general shutdown called by separatists to protest the visit affected life in this summer capital. The prime minister addressed the 5th convocation of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Sciences and Technology - at its convention complex on the banks of Dal Lake. He arrived in a...

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