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Unemployment High in India ;Dr Manmohan Singh

Unemployment High in India ;Dr Manmohan Singh
former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said unemployment is high in the country and its informal sector is in shambles following the “ill considered demonetisation decision” taken by the BJP-led government in 2016.
He also criticised the central government for not holding regular consultations with the states.
Inaugurating a development summit virtually organised by the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, an economic think tank aligned to the Congress ideology in poll-bound Kerala, Singh said temporary measures by the Government of India and the Reserve Bank to paper over the credit problem cannot blind us to the looming credit crisis ahead that could affect the small and medium sector.
He said in Kerala and in many other states, public finances are in disarray with states having to resort to excessive borrowing, which creates an intolerable burden on future budgets.
He said “When I presented the national budget in 1991 as Finance Minister, I quoted Victor Hugo, who had said, “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
I get the feeling that the unanimity and clarity displayed by the UDF on the road ahead will lead to Kerala’s idea moment arriving this year”
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Modi Greets Predecessor Dr Manmohan on his 88th B’day

(New Delhi) Modi Greets Predecessor Dr Manmohan on his 88th B’day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Birthday greetings to Dr Manmohan Singh Ji. I pray to Almighty that he is blessed with a long and healthy life.
Birth Day leader Singh, who headed the UPA coalition government between 2004 and 2014, turned 88 on Saturday. He is credited with playing a key role in ushering in economic reforms as the finance minister in the P V Narasimha Rao government during 1991-96.

Modi Misled People By Making Lofty Promises:Dr Manmohan

(New Delhi)Modi Misled People By Making Lofty Promises:Dr Manmohan Singh
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh alleged that his successor Narendra Modi misled the people by making “lofty promises” which he “failed” to fulfil.
Addressing a mega ‘Bharat Bachao’ (Save India) rally at the Ramlila grounds Ex PM said Modi had promised to take the country’s economy to USD 5 trillion by 2024, double farmers’ income and provide two crore new jobs every year for youths.
In his brief address, Dr Manmohan Singh urged the people to strengthen the Congress party and the hands of Smt Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in order “to take the country forward in the right direction”.

Dr Manmohan Singh’s SPG Cover Withdrawn

[New Delhi,]Dr Manmohan Singh’s SPG Cover Withdrawn
Dr Singh, who was India’s prime minister from 2004 and 2014, will continue to enjoy Z plus security cover — one of the highest — to be given by one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), preferably by the CRPF
As per Home Ministry “The current security cover review is a periodical and professional exercise based on threat perception that is purely based on professional assessment by security agencies.
The decision to withdraw the security provided by the Special Protection Group (SPG), the country’s highest grade of protection, was taken after a three-month review involving the Cabinet Secretariat and the Ministry of Home Affairs with inputs from various intelligence agencies.
With the removal of SPG cover from Singh, the top notch security cover will now be given by the SPG only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Gandhis — Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka.

Dr Manmohan Singh Takes Oath as Rajya Sabha Member

[New Delhi]Dr Manmohan Singh Takes Oath as Rajya Sabha Member
The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
Top Congress leaders Smt Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and Anand Sharma were among those who were present during the oath taking in the Chairman’s chamber.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and some BJP leaders were also present.
Ex PM Dr Singh, 86, has come back as a member of the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. He was elected unopposed as the BJP did not put up a candidate against him.
Singh returned to the Rajya Sabha after a brief gap since his retirement from the Upper House on June 14 this year.
He had earlier represented the state of Assam in Rajya Sabha for a long period.

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.

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.