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Dr Manmohan Singh Turns 86:Modi & Rahul Greet

[New Delhi]Dr Manmohan Singh Turns 86:His Succeccssor Modi & Party President Rahul Greet
Prime Minister of India Narendra Bhai Damodar Das Modi Tweeted
“Greetings to our former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. I pray for Dr Singh’s long life and good health,”
Dr Singh was Born on this day in 1932 in Gah, Punjab (now Pakistan),
Birthday Singh is an economist who became a politician and prime minister for two consecutive terms between 2004 and 2014.
He has served in various positions, including as RBI chairman and finance minister.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi wished Dr Manmohan Singh and appreciated his selfless service to the cause of nation building.
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Dr Manmohan Slashes Forces ,Pushing India Backward

[New Delhi]Dr Manmohan Slashes Forces Pushing India Backward
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh said. It is the responsibility of all Indians to fight forces that are stopping the country from going forward,
While addressing an event to commemorate the 111th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Jagjivan Ram yesterday evening .he said
“Today, there are many forces in the country which want to push the country backwards instead of moving it forward. It is our responsibility to fight these forces and stop them from going forward,”
Referring to “Babuji”, as Ram was fondly known, Singh said everyone should vow to walk on the path laid down by him “and make the country progress in social justice and equality in every possible way”.
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Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan,Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee

Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan,Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee

Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan,Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee

[New Delhi] Rahul Makes Dr Manmohan Chairman Of Cong’s Drafting Committee
Congress Top Brass Rahul Gandhi today constituted an
organising committee,
a drafting committee and
its four sub-groups, and
a constitution amendment committee
for the party’s upcoming plenary session to be held here from March 16 to 18.In which maximum Stalwarts are adjusted
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh is chairman of the drafting committee and
Mukul Wasnik its convener,
AICC treasurer Motilal Vora is chairman of the organising committee and
party general secretary Oscar Fernandes its convener,
The constitution amendment committee will have senior party leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Janardan Dwivedi as its chairman and convener, with 10 other senior leaders, including Ahmed Patel, P Chidambaram, Mallikarjun Kharge and Kapil Sibal, as its members.
The drafting committee has 44 other senior party leaders as its members. It also has four sub-groups on political, economic affairs, international affairs and agriculture and employment.
While A K Antony will be the chairman of the political sub-group and Selja its convener, Chidambaram has been made chairman of the economic affairs sub-group with Jairam Ramesh as its convener and Anand Sharma the head the international affairs sub-group with Jyotiraditya Scndia as its convener.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will be the chairman of the sub-group on agriculture, employment and poverty alleviation, with Meenakshi Natarajan as convener.
This will be the Congress’ first plenary session under the presidentship of Rahul Gandhi, after he took over the reigns of the party from his mother Sonia Gandhi in December last year.
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PM Invites Congress Top Leaders ForTea:Rahul Calls It Under Public Pressure

[New Delhi,]PM Invites Congress Top Leaders for Tea :Rahul Calls It Under Public Pressure
Rahul Gandhi said today That Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for discussions on GST under “public pressure”,
The Congress Vice President Rahul also hit out at the attitude of Modi government, saying, “This is not the normal way of transacting business.”
With government and Congress at loggerheads over the passage of crucial legislations like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, Modi today reached out to the main opposition and invited Smt Sonia Gandhi and Dr Singh for tea this evening at his Race Course Road residence at 7 PM.
Rahul also maintained that the party was in favour of passage of GST bill but made it clear that there were differences with the government regarding the issue.
“Our position is very clear and we have three differences with the BJP government. So the talks are on.
“We had brought in the GST and it is beneficial for the people. We want to pass the GST and cooperate with the government,” Rahul added.
Congress wants that cap should be put on the tax, he said, adding,” We want poor should not be taxed. We have brought in the GST and we want to pass it

Fmr PM Dr Manmohan Singh,Breaking His Silence,Denied Any Favor In Coal Block Allotments

[New Delhi] Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh,Breaking His Silence, Denied Any Favor In Coal Block Allotments
Dr Singh has told CBI that he did not try to “influence” anybody, nor was there “any undue haste” in awarding the Talabira-II coal block to HINDALCO which was initially refused.
He also told CBI, investigating the case, that he had neither promised, nor gave any assurance to industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla about allocation of the block in Odisha to his firm HINDALCO.
Singh, who was holding the portfolio of the Coal Ministry in 2005, said he only forwarded the letters of Birla and Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik in this regard to the Ministry for careful examination.
While Birla had written letters requesting the Government to “change the decision” of not considering HINDALCO for the coal block, Patnaik had requested a review of the decision.
Singh, who has been summoned as accused by a special CBI court in the case, in a statement to the agency has said that recommendation of the Ministry to accommodate HINDALCO was approved by him.
There was no “undue haste” in arriving at the decision to allocate the block to HINDALCO, he maintained.
The Supreme Court had on April 1 stayed the trial court’s order summoning Singh and others, including Birla and ex-Coal Secretary P C Parakh, as accused in the case.

Oh No! Air India Flew Dr Manmohan Singh Without Retracting Wheels:Ex PM Safe

[New Delhi]National Carrier Air India Flew Ex PM Without Retracting Wheels :Dr Manmohan Singh Is Safe
An Air India aircraft, carrying former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh along with other passengers, flew from Amritsar to Delhi with one of its landing gears not retracting. After take-off from Amritsar, the pilot noticed a gear disagree message of left landing gear,” Air India said in a statement.
The airline, however, said there was no harm to any passenger and that operations procedure as per checklist was followed by the crew before the take-off
The incident happened on July 12 when the flight, a Boeing 787-800 (Dreamliner) plane, was flying to Delhi from Amritsar.
Air India said that the flight landed safely at the Indira Gandhi International Airport
Air India reiterated that it strictly adheres to standard, laid down safety procedures and all actions were well within approved parameters.,the statement added.