Bush, 91, was hospitalised in stable condition and was doing 'fine' after yesterday's fall, spokesman Jim McGrath stated. McGrath tweeted that the 41st President would be in a neck brace.

Bush was being treated at Portland's Maine Medical Center, where a children's hospital is named for his wife. Bush, who has a form of Parkinson's disease that has forced him to use a motorized scooter or wheelchair for mobility, has suffered a few other recent health setbacks.

The former President was hospitalised in Houston in December for about a week for treatment of shortness of breath. He said he was grateful to the doctors and nurses for their care there.

He spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care at the same Houston hospital while being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues. Bush was discharged in January 2013 after a nearly two-month stay.

Bush, a Republican, served two terms as Ronald Reagan's Vice President before being elected president in 1988. After one term, highlighted by the success of the 1991 Gulf War in Kuwait, he lost to Democrat Bill Clinton amid voters' concerns about the economy.

 

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India a bright spot in global economy: Jaitley

 

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New Delhi: Terming India as a 'bright spot' among the global economies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the manufacturing sector is showing signs of revival aided by government's 'Make in India' initiative.

 

Stating that India has surplus manpower, he made a case for converting this into a resource.

 

"Even in the environment where global growth is modest, India stands as a bright spot. Our services sector is almost going to touch double digit growth...

Our manufacturing sector, with Make in India initiative, is also going to pick up. From almost flat manufacturing growth 14 months ago, signs of revival are almost visible...," Jaitley said at the launch of 'Skill India' Mission.

 

As per the latest government data, the manufacturing sector grew by 2.2 percent in May compared with 5.9 percent in the corresponding month last year.

 

"With economy recovering and picking up, with wages in our other competitive economies increasing hugely compared to the Indian economy, our opportunities are great. And when 'Make in India' and 'Skilling India' will converge, no doubt we have a great future ahead of us," Jaitley said.

 

The Make in India initiative was launched on September 25 last year with an aim to make India a manufacturing hub of the world.

 

 

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George HW Bush falls at Maine home, breaks neck bone

 

 

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Kennebunkport (US): George H W Bush, the oldest living former US President, fell at his summer home and broke a bone in his neck but was doing OK, a spokesman said.

 

Bush, 91, was hospitalised in stable condition and was doing 'fine' after yesterday's fall, spokesman Jim McGrath stated. McGrath tweeted that the 41st President would be in a neck brace.

 

Bush was being treated at Portland's Maine Medical

Center, where a children's hospital is named for his wife.

 

Bush, who has a form of Parkinson's disease that has forced him to use a motorized scooter or wheelchair for mobility, has suffered a few other recent health setbacks.

 

The former President was hospitalised in Houston in December for about a week for treatment of shortness of breath. He said he was grateful to the doctors and nurses for their care there.

 

He spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care at the same Houston hospital while being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues. Bush was discharged in January 2013 after a nearly two-month stay.

 

Bush, a Republican, served two terms as Ronald Reagan's Vice President before being elected president in 1988. After one term, highlighted by the success of the 1991 Gulf War in Kuwait, he lost to Democrat Bill Clinton amid voters' concerns about the economy.