manmohan singh

IMF (International Monetary Fund) has come with statement that India's growth rate during the current fiscal year will be only 6.1 per cent as against 7.3 per cent mentioned some months ago.

The four-lane highway connecting the Zero Point of the corridor up to National Highway-354 is being constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Besides, a passenger terminal is also under construction.

Dr. Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in Punjab's village of Gah before partition. He studied at the Panjab University, Cambridge and Oxford.

He is facing a probe by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance given to INX Media to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 when he was the Union finance minister.

"In the real estate sector, in 8 metropolitan cities, there are 4.5 lakh dwelling units lying vacant. There is no demand for those units. If real estate is affected, construction is affected and the employment will be affected."

The Congress will appoint 'Preraks' or 'motivators' at the district level across the country to boost its mass contact programme.

The SPG was set up in 1985 after the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Parliament passed the SPG Act in 1988 dedicating the group to protecting the Prime Minister of India. At the time, the Act did not include former Prime Ministers.

MHA's clarification came amidst reports claiming that the government is likely to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) from former Prime Minister's security detail.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu administered the oath in his chamber to Singh, who was elected unopposed to the Upper House from Rajasthan on August 19.

He could not contest from Assam because the Congress was not in a position to ensure his victory. In the recent biennial elections to two seats, the BJP had put up candidates and got them elected.