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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he was personally touched by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's gesture of welcoming him at the airport and also seeing him off.
PM Modi on Friday night returned home from his three-nation visit which took him to Russia, Afghanistan and a surprise stop-over in Pakistan. During his visit to Russia, PM Modi held talks with President Putin, covering a wide range of sectors which included defence and nuclear cooperation.
Based on leads provided by a Maoist, security forces today recovered 59 improvised explosive devices concealed in the jungles in Naxal-affected Latehar district, police said.
Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today praised former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his tireless efforts in improving the condition of tribals, while announcing a separate budget for the primitive tribes.
The first phase of organisational election of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) concluded on Friday with election of the party’s panchayat and ward committee presidents and delegates for block units in 21 states across the country.
The health ministry launched four information technology driven initiatives on Friday to mark good governance day to commemorate birth anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya and birthday of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
During his surprise stopover in Lahore, PM Modi held talks with Nawaz Sharif at the Pak PM's residence. The two leaders decided to open ways for peace for the "larger good" of the people of the two countries.
"So, you have finally come," Sharif told PM Modi, according to a Pak foreign ministry official who was at the meeting. "Yes, absolutely. I am here," PM Modi replied.
A Karachi-born Sindhi whose family fled to Mumbai in the violent days of Partition — Shivdasani is her surname — Sadhana was named after the 1940s Bengali actor, Sadhana Bose.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's favourite dish 'Saag' was among other vegetarian delicacies prepared for him during a lunch-cum-dinner at Jati Umrah residence of his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
The CPI(M) led Left Front on Friday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise move to make a stopover at Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Mohammad Salim too welcomed the move but insisted having consistent and regular dialogues for a lasting peace.
The Congress said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Paksitan visit was not spontaneous, but was pre-arranged. While Anand Sharma said that Modi's Pakistan visit would not promote India’s national interest, Manish Tewari called the PM's visit an "adventure".
Demanding release of quota movement leader Hardik Patel and other jailed agitators, two members of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), have begun an indefinite hunger strike at their respective homes in the city and in Surat.
Citizens can avail of various government schemes and services such as issue of birth and death certificates by filling up simplified forms that may be compressed to a single-page format within the next one year.