Sun, Aug 20, 2017 | updated 05:55 AM IST

Nepal can benefit from India's economic transformation, says President Mukherjee

Updated: Nov 03, 2016 10:38 IST      
Nepal can benefit from India's economic transformation, says President Mukherjee

Kathmandu [Nepal], Nov. 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has said that rapid economic transformation that is taking place in India presents unprecedented opportunities for the people of Nepal.

Addressing a gathering of state dignitaries at a banquet, hosted by Nepal's President Bidhya Devi Bhandari yesterday, President Mukherjee, who is on a three-day visit to Nepal, invited them to be stakeholders in India's growth story.

President Mukherjee emphasized that together both the countries can achieve the full potential of the increasing mutually beneficial cooperation in varied areas such as trade, investment, agriculture, hydro-power, infrastructure development and connectivity projects.

He said that India is proud of the achievements of the people of Nepal and in the success of the development partnership with Nepal.

The President stressed that the canvass of India's bilateral cooperation involves dimensions of human endeavours too. He said that India and Nepal has age-old historical relations. He also said that the socio-economic, cultural and people to people relation between the two countries provide vitality and dynamism to unique, time-tested and multi-faceted relations.

Yesterday, Nepal's Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun and Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal, also known as 'Prachanda' called on President Mukherjee.

The Indian President also visited 'India House' for a welcome reception organised by Indian Ambassador to Nepal in his honour. (ANI)

'Terror cell dismantled responsible for Barcelona attack'

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 04:43 IST     

Barcelona [Spain], August 20 (ANI): Spain's Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido has confirmed that the terror cell responsible for the attacks in Barcelona has been dismantled and all its members have been arrested.

Full Story >>

Moscow [Russia], August 20 (ANI): At least eight people have been injured in the central Russian city of Surgut after a man started stabbing people with knife on the main road.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 20 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday applauded the counter-protesters in Boston for "speaking out against bigotry and hate."

Full Story >>

Barcelona police raids house of Imam

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 02:30 IST     

Barcelona [Spain] Aug 20 (ANI): Barcelona Police has raided house of an Imam in connection with the terror attack in the city.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 20 (ANI): Unite States President Donald Trump has called the "Free Speech" rally protestors 'anti-police agitators'.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 20 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump showed his support to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's shift to Breitbart News by saying, "Fake News needs the competition,"

Full Story >>

Abuja (Nigeria), Aug 19 (ANI): Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to the country after over three months of medical leave from the United Kingdom for an undisclosed "health challenge".

Full Story >>

Trump hints at 'decision' on Afghanistan strategy

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 21:46 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug. 19 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Saturday indicated that he has made a decision on the U.S. strategy for Afghanistan following high level meeting with his national security team at Camp David.

Full Story >>

Siberian Stabbing: ISIS claims responsibility

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 20:22 IST     

Moscow (Russia),Aug 19 (ANI): The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on Saturday has purported responsibility for a stabbing attack in Russia, that has left two people in serious condition, reports ISIL's news agency Amaq.

Full Story >>

Geneva [Switzerland], Aug 19 (ANI): Baloch Republican Party activist Abdul Bugti has urged Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg to cancel her meeting with Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf.

Full Story >>

Musharraf is 'butcher of Balochistan': Baloch activist

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 19:45 IST     

Geneva [Switzerland], Aug 19 (ANI): Baloch Republican Party activist Abdul Bugti has branded Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf as the 'butcher' of Balochistan, who killed thousands of civilians during his rule including Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

Full Story >>

Spain: 'Level 4' threat alert post Barcelona terror attack

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 18:59 IST     

Madrid [Spain], Aug 19 (ANI): Spanish authorities on Saturday decided to maintain the country's current terrorist threat alert at level 4, a notch below the maximum level which would signal an attack was imminent.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [United States], Aug 19 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has thanked his former chief strategist Stephen Bannon for his service and described the latter's work during his election campaign against democrat Hillary Clinton as 'great'.

Full Story >>

Oslo [Norway], August 19 (ANI): Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf was heckled by Baloch activists at the 'Dialogue for Peace' event organised by the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo.

Full Story >>

Lahore [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI) : Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Dr Ruth Pfau,the founder of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center (MALC), was laid to rest in Gora Qabaristan following a state funeral, held on Saturday amid high security.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], August 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Brey condemning the terror attack in Barcelona. He has said that India is willing to work with Spain to defeat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Full Story >>

London [U.K.], August 19 (ANI):A manhunt is underway across Europe to find the main suspect, the driver of the white Renault Kangoo van that was involved in the terror attack on Las Ramblas in the heart of Barcelona, amid fears that he may have crossed into France.

Full Story >>

JUI-F leader shot dead in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 14:21 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 19 (ANI): A local leader of hardline Islamic party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was shot dead by an unidentified gunmen near a Mosque in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Dera Ismail Khan district on Saturday, police said.

Full Story >>

Beijing [China], August 19 (ANI):After US Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation into China's intellectual property practices under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, Chinese Ministry of Commerce has warned United States, saying that "Beijing will take all appropriate measures to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests".

Full Story >>

Afghanistan celebrates 98 years of Independence

Updated: Aug 19, 2017 12:13 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 19 (ANI): President Ashraf Ghani attended an official ceremony to mark Afghanistan's 98th anniversary of independence on Saturday and laid a wreath at the Minaret of Independence.

Full Story >>