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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks after releasing a book and CD on the occasion of 80th birthday of ICCR President Karan Singh in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh talks to Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio de Aguiar Patriota and South African Foreign Minister Nkoana Mashabane during a meeting in New Delhi.

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TV grab: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi, during the ongoing Budget session. Singh termed as an "error of judgement" the appointment of P J Thomas as CVC and told the Lok Sabha that he accepts "full responsibility" for it.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the 3rd convocation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Jammu.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presenting degree to a student as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah claps during the 3rd convocation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Jammu.

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The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the inauguration of 43rd session of Indian Labour Conference, in New Delhi.

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Chief Minister Narendra Modi discusses the Report of Working Group on Consumer Affairs with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives the Report of Working Group on Consumer Affairs from its Chairman and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting with Trade & Industry Ministers of ASEAN Countries in New Delhi.

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TV Grab: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reacts on the budget 2011-12, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh interacts with the media after presentation of Railways Budget 2011-12 by the Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee in New Delhi.

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A TV Grab of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Lok Sabha, in New Delhi. Seeking to clear the air on the controversy over allocation of S-Band spectrum, Singh said the deal to allocate transponder frequency on two satellites to the Indian arm of a US firm never came to his office for approval.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Iranian Economic and Finance Minister Seyyed Shamsuddin Hosseini during a meeting at PM house in New Delhi.

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TV Grab: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh makes an announcement regarding government’s decision to set up a JPC into the 2G spectrum scam, in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar wait to receive President Pratibha Patil for her address Parliament on the opening day of the Budget session, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accompanied by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan K Bansal, waves as he interacts with the media on the opening day of the Budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi. Singh will make a statement in Parliament on Feb 22, 2011, in which he is expected to announce the government's intention to form a Joint Parliamentary Committee to probe the 2G spectrum allocation scam.

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A TV grab shows, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley and other members during the Pesident's address to the joint session of Parliament, that marked the start of the Budget session, in New Delhi. Singh, who is facing opposition onslaught over a series of scams, said the Budget session of Parliament is "very crucial" and hoped that the proceedings will be peaceful and productive.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrive for lunch after the all-party meeting in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laying the foundation stone of National Institute of Design in Jorhat, Assam.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to the Halle Vijay Nagar in Guwahati.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to Haligaon-Dokhola in Kamrup district, Assam, to take stock of the Multi Sectoral Development Project schemes.

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Assamese Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (left) felicitates Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with "Japi," a traditional Assamese hat, and "Sarai," a traditional craft, during the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed memorial award ceremony in Guwahati.

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Members of ABVP wearing masks of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi, during a protest against corruption in Bhubaneshwar.

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A TV Grab shows Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during an interaction with the Editors of TV channels at his residence 7RCR in New Delhi. Singh declared that his government will bring the wrongdoers in scams to book but ruled out quitting from his post.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur being enumerated for the Census 2011 in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee lights the lamp during the International Congress on Productivity, Quality, Reliability, Optimisation and Modeling at DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai during the inaugural session of Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2011 in New Delhi.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, right, along with Dominican President Leonel Fernandez, left, and President of Seychelles James Alix Michel, second left, confers upon Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Sustainable Development Leadership Award 2010, during the 11th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, and Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav shake hands before delegation level talks in New Delhi. Yadav is on a ten-day state visit to India.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh looks on as NAC Chairperson Sonia Gandhi presents an award to a representative of a Gram Panchayat during the MNREGA Sammelan 2011 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi during the MNREGA Sammelan 2011 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the conference of Chief Ministers on Internal Security in New Delhi.

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Home Minister P. Chidambaram, left, speaks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during a conference of chief ministers on internal security, in New Delhi. Singh said that internal security situation was by and large stable but serious challenges and threats remain.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with a group of Parliamentarians unveiling the 'Central Hall', a magazine of Parliamentarians, in New Delhi.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi presents a bouquet to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a meeting at PM House in New Delhi. Against the backdrop of frequent attacks against Indian fishermen allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi asked Singh to advise Colombo in "strong terms" to refrain from such "uncalled for attacks."

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays floral tribute at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, on his death anniversary marked as Martyr's Day, in New Delhi.

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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the Prime Minister's NCC Rally, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is received by the three services chiefs Gen V K Singh, Admiral Nirmal Verma and Air Chief Marshal P V Naik as he arrives for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, center, greets the crowd as he walks back with Indian leaders after the completion of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

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From Left, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (second right), his wife Ani Bambang and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil during ceremonial welcome of the visiting President at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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From Left, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President's husband Devisingh Shekhawat and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during ceremonial welcome of the visiting President at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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External Affairs Minister S M Krishna shakes hands with his Indonesian counterpart R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa after signing an agreement in presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (unseen) at a ceremony at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, second right, shakes hands with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, as his wife and Singh's wife Gursharan Kaur look on during a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi. Yudhoyono's visit to India is expected to focus on increasing trade and energy security between the two large Asian nations.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meeting NCC cadets participating in forthcoming Republic Day parade during PM's tea for NCC cadets and tableaus artists in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, senior BJP leader L K Advani and other other parliamentarians pay tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary at the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presents bravery award to Md. Moonis Khan in New Delhi.

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New men, old roles PM Manmohan Singh and President Pratibha Patil with the new ministers before they were sworn in

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Minister for Communication & IT Kapil Sibal during the launch of Pan India Mobile Number Portability Services in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Minister for Communication & IT Kapil Sibal making calls at the launch of Pan India Mobile Number Portability Services in New Delhi.

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President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pose with newly sworn in ministers in New Delhi. The newly sworn in ministers are K.C.Venugopal, left, Salman Khursheed, second left, Ashwani Kumar, third left, Sri Prakash Jaiswal ,third right, Praful Patel, second right and Beni Prasad Verma, right.

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President Pratibha Patil watches as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to pose for photographs with newly sworn in ministers in New Delhi. The newly sworn in ministers are K.C.Venugopal, left, Salman Khursheed, second left, Ashwani Kumar, third left, Sri Prakash Jaiswal, third right, Praful Patel, second right and Beni Prasad Verma, right.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, look on during the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed ministers in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama at a meeting in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick at a meeting in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh poses with functionaries of Ramakrishna Mission during inauguration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th birth anniversary celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi

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PM Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram arrive for a high level meeting on food inflation in New Delhi. As the government grapples with high prices of essential commodities, Singh held a meeting with senior ministers to find ways to tame food inflation which has crossed 18 per cent.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas function in New Delhi. Against the backdrop of various scams hitting the government, Singh said efforts are underway to make "systemic changes" to ensure more transparency and safeguards in the governing processes.

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Prime Minister Manmohan singh addressing during the Infosys 2010 grand awards ceremony, in Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveils a plaque during inauguration of the Power Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant-2 in Tarapur, Maharashtra. Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayan, (2nd R), Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon (L) and other leaders applaud.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tribute at the memorial for victims of 26/11 terror attacks at Hotel Taj Mahal in Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shares a laugh with Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister MK Stalin during the inauguration of “98th Indian Science Congress” at SRM University in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi presents a bouquet to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a meeting at Raj Bhavan in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the inauguration of “98th Indian Science Congress” at SRM University in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives at the inauguration of “98th Indian Science Congress” at SRM University in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is received by Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin on his arrival at Chennai airport.

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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee (right), leader of opposition in the Lower House Sushma Swaraj (center) and BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani talk during a meeting to end the deadlock in the Parliament, in New Delhi. Opposition parties have accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of shielding former Telecommunications Minister Andimuthu Raja and have demanded a joint probe by lawmakers of all political parties into the 2008 sale of second-generation, or 2G, cellular licenses, which have resulted in losses of nearly $36 billion in potential revenue for the government. Since the government has turned down that demand, opposition party lawmakers paralyzed the functioning of both houses of the Parliament.

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Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukerjee, fourth left, talks to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, during a function to mark 126th foundation day of India's ruling Congress party, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pays tributes to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao on his 6th death anniversary in New Delhi.

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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh paying floral tributes to the former Prime Minister, Late Ch. Charan Singh on his 108th birth anniversary, at Parliament House, in New Delhi. The Speaker, Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar is also seen.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh receives a memento from HRD Minister Kapil Sibal during a function for presentation of ICPR Silver Jubilee Award for Distinguished Life Time Achievement in Philosophy, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh listens to a question during a joint press conference with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, unseen, in New Delhi.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, makes a speech as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, listens during a joint press conference in New Delhi.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, poses for photographs with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before delegation level talks in New Delhi.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shake hands at a joint news conference in New Delhi. Russia and India are expected to sign billions of dollars worth of defence and nuclear deals during Medvedev's visit.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, listens to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh before delegation level talks in New Delhi. Russia and India are expected to sign billions of dollars worth of defence and nuclear deals during Medvedev's visit.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes hands before talks in New Delhi. Russia and India are expected to sign billions of dollars worth of defense and nuclear deals during Medvedev's visit.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the concluding day of the 83rd plenary session of the party in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Ghulam Nabi Azad at the end of the 83rd plenary session of the Congress party in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh watch Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, struggling to get rid of a wrap while releasing books related to the Congress party during the 83rd Plenary session of the Congress party in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, center, seconds a resolution as portraits of former Congress leaders are displayed in the background during the inaugural session of the 83rd plenary session of the Congress party in New Delhi.

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Congress party leaders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party President Sonia Gandhi and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee attend a party meeting in New Delhi. The Congress party will hold a two-day plenary at a time when a wake of alleged scams and controversies are being thrown at them.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh adjusts his headphone during delegation level talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at Hyderabad House.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a ceremony for the signing of agreements at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

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