Mon, Jun 26, 2017 | updated 06:05 AM IST

India's abiding interest in Nepal is peace, stability, prosperity: President Mukherjee

Updated: Nov 04, 2016 17:38 IST      
India's abiding interest in Nepal is peace, stability, prosperity: President Mukherjee

New Delhi [India], Nov. 4 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, who is visiting Nepal, said Friday that New Delhi deeply values its partnership with Kathmandu and as a close and friendly neighbour, India's abiding interest in Nepal is peace, stability and prosperity.

While attending a civic reception in Janakpur, he applauded the efforts of people and government of Nepal for achieving inclusive economic development, and ensuring a peaceful and prosperous life for its peoples.

"India takes pride in its close development partnership with Nepal and the achievements of friendly people of Nepal. The people and Government of India are committed to further deepen and expand their close ties with Nepal on the basis of mutual trust and mutual benefit," he said.

The press statement issued in this regard said the key to economic development of Janakpur lies in the promotion of the tourism sector.

Recently, Janakpur and Ayodhya reinforced their ancient ties by signing a twin city agreement as development of the Ramayana tourism circuit, with better facilities for millions of pilgrims, will not only generate employment opportunities but also strengthen the story of our common heritage.

President Mukherjee also announced the construction of two dharmashalas along the Parikrama Path around Janakpur as he expressed hope that these two dharamshalas would be of benefit to the pilgrims from both Nepal and India.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said he was delighted to be in Janakpur, the city of Goddess Sita, who is revered both in India and Nepal. (ANI)

Darjeeling (Assam) [India], June 25 (ANI): Hailing the decision of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to levy 12 hours relaxation for the Muslim community to observe Eid in the protest-torn Darjeeling, Jama Masjid Imam, Ahmed Ali Kadri on Sunday said that demands of the agitators should be met.

Full Story >>

Operation Prahaar shakes confidence of Naxals in Sukma

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 23:48 IST     

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] June 25 (ANI): The Operation Prahaar is believed to have shaken the confidence of Naxals here in the area, as for the first time the security forces delved deep inside the Naxal core area in Sukma and launched a major offensive against them.

Full Story >>

'Greed for power' is keeping RJD-JDU united: BJP

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 23:47 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], June 25 (ANI): Amid speculations of rift between the grand alliance of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) after difference of opinion on the presidential nominee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said the coalition of the two parties was a 'mismatch' adding that the disruption being witnessed was obvious.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 25 (ANI): Despite Center's ban on the use of red beacon, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mahesh Trivedi was caught taking use of the facility here.

Full Story >>

Eid to be celebrated across India on Monday

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 21:21 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India) June 25 (ANI): Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated across India on Monday, announced Muslim cleric Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahal here today.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday announced Rs.five lakh ex-gratia for the kin of a tourist family and three local youth, who were killed after the gondola cable in the tourist resort of Gulmarg snapped after a tree fell.

Full Story >>

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 25 (ANI): Elated with the visit of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Uttar Pradesh, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday asserted that the former's nomination is a victory in the fight for social justice in the country.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the Congress for cornering the Centre and accusing it of donning a dictatorial attitude and said that it was the grand old party which imposed emergency on the nation and slay democracy.

Full Story >>

GST will not hike inflation, assures Centre

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 20:36 IST     

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 25 (ANI): Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday rubbished reports of inflation hike post Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, and said that the tax reform will reduce the existing tax slab.

Full Story >>

J-K: Pak violates ceasefire in Naushera sector again

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:42 IST     

Naushera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 25 (ANI): The Pakistan Army on Sunday continued to initiate unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

Full Story >>

Srinagar: Security forces gun down two terrorists in DPS

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:23 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 25 (ANI): Two terrorists, who were holed up in the Delhi Public School in Srinagar's Panta Chowk since yesterday, have been neutralized by the security forces.

Full Story >>

Miscreants destroy Sabarimala Ayyappa temple mast

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:02 IST     

Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) [India] June 25 (ANI): The base (panchavargathara) of the new golden temple mast installed at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Sunday was found destroyed using mercury. The ceremonial installation of the new temple mast was to be held today.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Sunday wrote a letter to the electoral collegium or college seeking support in the presidential elections that is scheduled to take place on July 17.

Full Story >>

Kovind meets UP CM, BJP MLAs and MPs in Lucknow

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:00 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 25 (ANI): National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday was welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here.

Full Story >>

Mortal remains of CRPF SI Sahab Shukla sent to hometown

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 18:34 IST     

New Delhi [India] June 25 (ANI): Mortal remains of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub-inspector Sahab Shukla, who was killed in a militant attack at Phanta Chowk, Srinagar on Saturday was flown to Delhi on Sunday.

Full Story >>

Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir)[India] June 25 (ANI): Four tourists from Delhi and three others died on Sunday here after a tree fell on the Gandola cable car.

Full Story >>

Imphal (Manipur) [India], June 25 (ANI): Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren Singh on Sunday flagged off the Manipur State Transport (MST) bus services, besides commissioning the Inter-State Bus Terminus complex at Khuman Lampak in Imphal.

Full Story >>

Ballabhgarh lynching: Villagers to sport black bands on Eid

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:35 IST     

Ballabhgarh (Haryana) [India], June 25 (ANI): In the wake of the train lynching incident that took place in Haryana's Palwal area, people from the deceased Junaid's village have decided to sport black bands on Eid, marking a silent protest.

Full Story >>

Haridwar (Uttarakhand) [India], June 25 (ANI): A newly married bride Monika refused to come to her husband's house after marriage as they do not have toilet and also asserted that she won't come to in-laws house until the toilet was built.

Full Story >>

Darjeeling (West Bengal) [India], June 25 (ANI): A woman Buddhist monk on Sunday walked through the streets of Darjeeling to spread the message of peace amidst an ongoing protest for the creation of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal.

Full Story >>