Mani Shankar Aiyar

Crude oil prices will go up, says Mani Shankar Aiyar

Crude oil prices will go up, says Mani Shankar AiyarNew Delhi, June 20 - Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, on Friday, said that the prices of crude oil will increase owing to the crisis in Iraq.

He said, "Because of this the price of petroleum products will also go up."

He asked: "would BJP be doing something new that was not done by the Congress government?"

Answering to questions about onions costs going upto rupees 100 per kg in October, he said "This could happen."

Sanjay Dutt To Play Baba Ramdev In Mani Shankar's Next

Sanjat Dutt To Play Baba Ramdev In Mani Shankar's NextSanjay Dutt has just delivered a hit with Mani Shankar’s Knock Out and news is that the duo are going to pair up in Mani’s next film based on the life story of Baba Ramdev. According to reports circulating in the media, Sanjay Dutt has been roped in to play yoga guru Ramdev in Mani Shankar’s upcoming project!

'Knock Out' - thriller with a conscience

Knock OutFilm: "Knock Out"; Director: Mani Shankar; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Irrfan Khan, Kangna Ranaut, Sushant Singh; Rating: ***

"Phone Booth" be damned. "Knock Out" goes into places that the supposed source of inspiration can't even dream about. Forget what you've heard, forget the flak and fury about copyrights. Go see "Knock Out" for the engaging edge-of-the-seat treatment that writer-director Mani Shankar has given to the collectively comatose conscience of the nation.

Aiyar Expresses Regret Over Remarks Against Jaitley In Rajya Sabha

Aiyar Expresses Regret Over Remarks Against Jaitley In Rajya Sabha  Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar expressed regret over his comments against the opposition leader Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha, which caused disturbances in the house for the last two days.

After the house restarted its meeting in the post-lunch session, Mani Shankar said he regretted to have inadvertently and without malicious intent used the words that were subsequently expunged by the chair.

North Eastern Region Vision 2020 document outlines strategies for peace

Mani Shankar AiyarNew Delhi, Feb 26 : Panchayati Raj Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar today said that the North Eastern Region (NER) Vision 2020 document outlines the goals, identifies the challenges and suggests implementation strategies for various sectors for peace and prosperity of the NER.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Aiyar said, "The Vision document suggests regional and sectoral implementation strategies for promoting the socio-economic prosperity of the region, with a view to growth rates in the NER catching up with the overall national growth rates."

India, Afghanistan sign MoU on local governance

Mani Shankar Aiyar New Delhi, May 17 : Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar Aiyar  Kabul on Saturday on a three-day visit, and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Local Governance was signed between the two countries.

The visit is at the invitation of Minister for Rural Rehabilitation and Development of Afghanistan Mohammad Ehsan Zia.

In his opening meeting with the Afghan Minister, Aiyar discussed local governance matters and how the Indian experiences of the Panchayati Raj decentralization could have synergies with the proposed sub-national governance structures and processes in Afghanistan.

National convention of heads of panchayats to begin today

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar AiyarNew Delhi, Apr 22 : Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar Aiyar will inaugurate a three-day national convention of presidents of zilla parishads and intermediate panchayats here today.

The convention is being organised to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 73rd amendment of the Constitution giving birth to the Panchayati Raj system.

The amendment provides for reservation of one-third seats for women in panchayats.

Around 7000 elected representatives of panchayats from across the country are expected to attend the convention.

Panchayat Core Committee to meet today

New Delhi, Mar 13: Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar AiyarA two-day meeting of the Panchayat Core Committee will begin here today.

Union Minister for Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar Aiyar will deliver the keynote address at the introductory session of the Core Committee to draft charter of Panchayat Convention.

Earlier, Aiyar has expressed hope that the charter on Panchayati Raj convention would help the actual implementation of the Panchayati Raj system to move to a higher trajectory.

Meghalaya’s tribal leaders seek constitutional status

Meghalaya’s tribal leaders seek constitutional statusNew Delhi, Feb. 5: Meghalaya’s three major tribal groups have sought constitutional recognition of their tribal chiefs from the central government.

Twenty representatives belonging to three predominant tribal groups from Meghalya-- Khasi, Jaintia and Garo—were in New Delhi to demand that their traditional institutions be integrated with Constitutional bodies.

Mani Shankar Aiyar Hospitalized!

Mani Shanker AiyarChennai: Mani Shanker Aiyar, the Union Minister for Panchayati Raj was admitted in the Apollo Hospitals. He complained of discomfort after he arrived at the airport on Wednesday.

He was admitted in the intensive care unit for the evaluation of chest pain.

According to hospital bulletin, the minister is being treated for acute coronary syndrome. His general condition is reported to be stable, but he needs to be under regular monitoring.

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