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India, Kenya sign MoU on cooperation in agriculture sector

Updated: Jan 11, 2017 18:07 IST      
India, Kenya sign MoU on cooperation in agriculture sector

New Delhi [India], Jan. 11 (ANI): India and Kenya have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in the agriculture sector and allied sector and Line of Credit for USD100 million for agricultural mechanisation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta held delegation level talks and praised the strength of the re-invigorated partnership between the two countries, which serves to increase stability, prosperity, and security in the Indian Ocean region and in the Asia-Pacific.

The two leaders reflected on the significant progress they have achieved in strengthening the bilateral relationship through resumption of high level exchanges.

Prime Minister Modi in his meeting with President Kenyatta expressed gratitude for his leadership and friendship, since the first State visit of an Indian Prime Minister to Kenya in July 2016.

This is the first state visit from Kenya to India, since 1981.

Discussions were held between the two on key elements of bilateral relationship including increasing cooperation in defence and maritime security, enhancing trade and investment relationship and counter-terrorism.

Prime Minister Modi reiterated India's commitment as Africa's development partner including Kenya.

Both leaders acknowledged the unique nature of India-Kenya relationship and stressed the importance of continuing the momentum of high level exchanges and a strong development partnership delivering benefits, jobs and win-win solutions for people in both countries and in the Indian Ocean region.

Key sectors discussed during the meeting were maritime security and surveillance, counter-terrorism, disrupting terrorist networks, counter-narcotics and human trafficking, agriculture, health, supporting Kenya's development through Lines of Credit, digital and cash-less economy, e-Governance, procurement of pulses, sports, renewable energy especially International Solar Alliance, blue economy, comprehensive convention on terrorism and reforms of international institutions including the United Nations.

President Kenyatta also held meetings with the President and Vice President.

He is expected to attend a business forum in Delhi tomorrow. (ANI)

Bihar Guv invites Tejashwi, 5 RJD MLAs for discussion

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:12 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has invited Tejashwi Yadav and five other Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs for discussion.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Annoyed with the ongoing political storm post Nitish Kumar's resignation as the Bihar Chief Minister, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday said that the former had to go back to the saffron party, for which, Tejashwi Yadav was only a medium.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) marched towards Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's residence to stage protest over the sudden change in time of the oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief Minister.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi will take oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on Thursday at 10 a.m.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) delegation, will meet Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at 11 a.m. today to stake claim for forming government.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi and other Janata Dal United leaders have left for Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's residence, Raj Bhavan to stake claim for forming government in the state.

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No red tapism, 30 day-deadline for CLUs: Haryana CM

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 23:50 IST     

Haryana [India], July 26 (ANI): In a bid to boost ease of doing business Haryana Government will mandate issuance of changes of land use (CLUs) within 30 days of applying.

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Happy that unnatural alliance came to end: JD(U)

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 23:14 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): After Nitish Kumar resigned as the Bihar Chief Minister, the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) on Wednesday dubbed the grand alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as unnatural.

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New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): The rigmarole of Bihar politics ceases to come to a stop as Nitish Kumar, who just hours back stepped down as the Chief Minister, is all set to take oath as the CM tomorrow at 5 p.m.

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Amit Shah to contest for Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 22:45 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): The Parliamentary board of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced that party chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani will contest for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

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New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): Nitish Kumar, who resigned as Bihar Chief Minister earlier in the day, has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'congratulating' him after his announcement.

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Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 26 (ANI): Troubles for former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) Roopa do not cease to end as now a legal notice has been served to her by the lawyer of Director General (Prisons) G. Sathyanarayan Rao.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 26 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has increased the compensation to the next of kin of those killed in the Ghatkopar building collapse incident to Rs. 5 lakh.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 26 (ANI): After Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister, his grand alliance partner and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said the former stepped down fearing his exposure in murder case slapped against him, while also questioning his intent behind the decision.

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New Delhi/Patna (Bihar) [India], July 26 (ANI): Hours after Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar Chief Minister, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that it was not in favour of any mid-term elections even as it continued to keep mum on extending support to the Janata Dal (United) leader.

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BJP extends unconditional support to Nitish Kumar

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 21:28 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on late Wednesday evening declared 'unconditional support' for Nitish Kumar, who only a few hours back resigned as the Bihar Chief Minister.

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Surjewala charges Khattar Govt. for diluting RERA

Updated: Jul 26, 2017 21:03 IST     

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], July 26 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and AICC Media Incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala on Wednesday charged the Haryana Government of betraying the interests of small and medium home owners by diluting the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 (RERA).

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New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday said it was deeply disappointed with Nitish Kumar's resignation, while also adding that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi hold him in great respect.

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New Delhi [India] July 26 (ANI): The Centre on Wednesday said that it is open to dialogue with Kashmiri separatist groups provided they eschew the path of violence.

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New Delhi[India], July 26 (ANI): The Congress party on Wednesday rebuffed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Haryana sports minister Anil Vij for his tweet urging the nation to forget Jawaharlal Nehru.

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