This would be PM Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to China after his win in 2014. Mr. Modi and Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in Wuhan’s city on 27 and 28th April. This announcement was made by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj And her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi yesterday.
His visit for the bilateral summit would be a big step in enhancing relations between the countries over the Dokalam standoff. Both the leaders are expected to spend time in talking about the global and domestic scenarios and issues like border dispute.
Swaraj also disclosed that Beijing had agreed on the sharing of the data flow of water in the Sutlej and Brahmaputra rivers.
This Wuhan summit is expected to revive the ties between the countries. Swaraj who already reached Beijing will attend the SCO foreign ministers on Tuesday; later will meet the foreign ministers of Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan.
Wang described his 4th visit to China as a ‘new starting point’ in the countries relationship. This will be his first meeting with Xi Jinping after a faceoff in Doklam. It is also expected that Jinping will seek Modi’s support in the tasks he has in his hand, which deals with the rising antagonism from Trump over many issues.
A report from Berlin says that PM Modi last night said he had a wonderful meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and have discussed various reports on bilateral cooperation and global issues. He met Angela after completing his visit to UK where he discussed and attended the CHOGM and held a series of meetings.
It was his last visit on the three-nation tour to the UK, Sweden, and Germany.
He tweeted – “Had a wonderful meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. We discussed multiple aspects relating to India-Germany cooperation as well as other global issues.”
Both Angela and Modi discussed more ways to strengthen the bond between the countries and his visit demonstrates India’s desire to strengthen the partnership.
PM Modi yesterday launched his commonwealth outreach through meetings with leaders of Africa, Pacific Islands, and Indian Ocean Region. Modi plans to place India in the key position in the grouping where China is absent.
Earlier, Queen Elizabeth II opened the summit and in the speech described the group as ‘growing stronger year by year’.
She said – It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations – and will decide that one day the Prince of Wales will carry on the important work started by my father in 1949.
Maritime cooperation was the main theme of his discussion with Mauritius and Seychelles leaders. Apart from this, some of the Commonwealth leaders who once had deliberations with Mr. Modi during the CHOGM included Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades, and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina. PM Modi also announced a slew of funds for building projects for countries in a grouping.
PM Narendra Modi touched various important points ranging from 2016 surgical strikes to the recent rape case in Kathua, Unao. He gave a clear warning to Pakistan and asserted that the country will not tolerate those who prefer terror and is all set to give back strong answers.
He said that he is not against criticism but to criticize one should come strong with proper research and facts, but what happens is the allegation.
He also talked about 40 lakh senior citizens who have given up the concession in the reservation of railway tickets. With many rape cases around Mr. Modi said that there should no politics in this case.
He also said that India only believes in peace and can give strong answers to the terrors. He also detailed about the importance of people in a democracy while disclosing the goals achieved by the country. Both May and Mr. Modi discussed a UK-India tech partnership which will nurture thousands of jobs and investment in both the countries. After addressing event in London, he will attend a dinner hosted by UK PM Theresa May for the leaders.
It was headlined that Indian PM Narendra Modi will fly to Stockholm, Sweden for a two-day visit, to have his upcoming meetings with Swedish PM Stefan Lofven. The PM Modi has now reached the place will be attending the India-Nordic summit today. It is expected that PM’s of Finland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway will also show their presence.
He reached Sweden late night on 9:30 p.m. and embarked on his visit as a part of the India-Nordic summit. Later in the day, he will sign bilateral agreements by a press conference, around 1:30 p.m.
After the meeting, he will be visiting the UK, Germany on 20th April while on his way back. Post the summit, he will meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and both the leaders then exchange the views on regional and global issues.
Both India and Sweden are expecting some good results from the Indo-Nordic conference, with different nations including Denmark Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. PM Modi will travel to Stockholm for a meeting and the first Indo-Nordic conference. Both the countries will mutually sign a security agreement which is prerequisite for Sweden to share the technology with India. The agreement has been read and will be signed during his visit.
PM Narendra Modi will reach Stockholm by Monday and will stay overnight, next day i.e. on Tuesday he will call on the king of Sweden before the formal delegation talks. After concluding the meeting with industry captains he will have bilateral summits with other countries.
It would be the first time that both India and Denmark will be put behind the uncomfortable phase in the ties for a level meeting. PM Modi is very keen to foster the ties with the Nordic countries.
PM Narendra Modi yesterday said to consider the states who have worked on the population control. He spoke at an event while inaugurating the diamond jubilee building at Adyar Cancer Institute.
As the southern states had made great strides in balancing and controlling the rate of population growth felt penalized by the center, the PM suggested the 15th Finance Commission consider those states who worked deliberately on the population control. The devolution of central taxes in completely based on census 1971 until now.
PM Modi tweeted –
A baseless allegation is being made about the Terms of Reference of the 15th Finance Commission, being biased against certain states or a particular region: PM
The Union Government has suggested to the Finance Commission to consider incentivizing States who have worked on population control. Thus, a state like Tamil Nadu, which has devoted a lot of effort, energy and resources towards population control would certainly benefit: PM
The PM said – Let us all work together to build a new India which would make our great freedom fighters proud.
He further said that the Union government was committed to cooperative federalism, earlier he said the government had planned on setting up 20 state cancer institute’s and care cancer center in different parts of the country.
PM Modi will lead the lawmakers of the BJP in the fast today to protest against the washout which the party blames on the Congress. While during the fast Mr. Modi will also continue his work and attend meetings, he will also be visiting TN for the opening of the Defence Expo.
In addition, in the audio message, he also requests the BJP parliamentarians and legislators to participate in fast and to expose people who had throttled the democracy by interrupting the budget session.
He further said –
“Those who couldn’t gain power in 2014, don’t want the country to move forward. They didn’t let parliament work for a single day. They killed democracy and we will observe the fast to expose them in front of the world”.
BJP President Amit Shah will sit on protest in Hubli where elections will be held on 12th May 2018. Earlier, the Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi had also observed a day’s fat to protest against the violence during Bharat bandh called by Dalit groups.
Their fast duration made headlines for certain wrong reasons, some of their leaders including Delhi Chief Ajay Maken were noticed having a breakfast at a restaurant that was gone viral on social media.
BJP MP’s lead by Mr. Modi will sit on a fast tomorrow i.e. 12the April 2018, to protest budget session washout. With the long day fast, he will continue with his work engagements including holding meetings and clearing files. Addressing the public at the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s fast at Champaran in Bihar yesterday, Modi claimed that opposition parties, created hurdles for the NDA, while it was focusing on the upliftment of weaker sections. Both Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will have a long day fast tomorrow, over the interference during budget sessions of the parliament.
BJP had announced in the last week that its MP’s from both houses would observe fast on 12th April irrespective of their district headquarters. Amit Shah who is a diabetic patient is advised to go against fasting and will have two hours dharna at Hubli in Karnataka on Thursday. Besides this, BJP MP Bhupendra Yadav will observe fast in Ajmer and media convenor Anil Baluni in Dehradun.
Indian Prime Minister on his visit to Bihar will launch India’s electric high-speed locomotive with a 12,000 hp engine. Under the agreement, with Alstom India will get 800 high hp electric locomotives at a cost of 20,000 crores for over next 11 years. Besides this, he will address 20,000 Swachhagraha who are motivators to implement the Community Approaches at the village level. PM Modi is all set to launch a new-bi weekly train, Humsafar express which will connect Katihar to New Delhi.
After this, he will also disclose other development projects on this occasion, including big-ticket sewerage projects in Patna. In addition, it is also expected that PM Narendra Modi will launch the electrification work on Motihari-Muzaffa