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Honoured to welcome Prez Putin, looking forwards to talks with China: PM Modi

Updated: Oct 14, 2016 10:15 IST      
Honoured to welcome Prez Putin, looking forwards to talks with China: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], Oct. 14 (ANI): Asserting that India is delighted to host the 8th BRICS Summit in Goa followed by a first-ever BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday extended a warm welcome to all nations participating in the event and said that India looks forward to finding common resolve and solutions.

Taking to Facebook to post a welcome message for the arriving delegations, the Prime Minister said that he is honoured to receive Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Michel Temer of Brazil for a bilateral visit.

"President Putin's visit will give us an opportunity to consolidate and reaffirm a unique time-tested friendship and partnership with Russia. President Temer's visit will open up new areas for cooperation with Brazil, an important strategic partner," he said.

He further stated that he looks forward to useful conversations with his fellow leaders from China, South Africa, Brazil and Russia on addressing pressing international and regional challenges that stand in the way of their goals.

"As Chair of the BRICS this year, India has embraced a stronger emphasis on promoting people-to-people linkages in diverse fields including trade, sports, education, films, scholarship, and tourism. It is anchored in the belief that our people are pivotal partners in our effort to craft responsive, collective and inclusive solutions," the Prime Minister said.

Emphasising on the new initiatives that will be launched in Goa during the Summit, Prime Minister Modi expressed his optimism that the BRICS Summit will strengthen intra-BRICS cooperation and advance our common agenda for development, peace, stability and reform.

He further said that he is happy that India is facilitating an outreach Summit with the BIMSTEC leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sir Lanka and Thailand.

"Representing nearly two thirds of humanity together, we hope to tap the potential for cooperation and the dividends this will bring. India looks forward to building bridges to new partnerships and finding common resolve and solutions to our entrenched problems," the Prime Minister said. (ANI)

BJP backs PM Modi's Emergency remark

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 07:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Emergency remark saying that the young generation must recall and remember the dark chapter in the electoral history.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Calling for an end to violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh issued a special message of peace and brotherhood on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): The Congress on Monday slammed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for targetting Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar, saying that the former should refrain from doing such things while holding a responsible position.

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New Delhi/Kolkata [India], June 26 (ANI): After senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela said that his commitment to party president Sonia Gandhi was over, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the grand old party should introspect as to why their own party leaders are going against it.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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