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Modi assures Hamid of resolving Teesta, LBA issues

Modi assures Hamid of resolving Teesta, LBA issues

Reaffirming the Indian government's commitment on resolving Teesta water sharing and implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) issues, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government has been working continuously on these two crucial matters. "We've been working on Teesta water sharing and LBA issues for their immediate solution," the Indian premier...

Pakistan mourns school massacre

Pakistan mourns school massacre

The Pakistani city of Peshawar has begun burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff. Mourners crowded around coffins bedecked with flowers, while other families waited at hospitals for news. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared three days of mourning and Pakistan's army struck at militants...

NO FRILLS, RESULTS

Ever the Russian way

ALTHOUGH in his own way Vladmir Putin is more forceful, perhaps even more colourful, than several of his international counterparts, he regales in a no-frills image. And so it was there was less hype and media glare about his brief trip to New Delhi compared with recent visits of other dignitaries -- but more “take away”, for both countries. The string of agreements signed would, for India, appear something like Santa's sack of goodies -- nuclear power plants, dual-use...

Dhaka boundary settlement

Narendra Modi bites the bullet

IN telling the BJP workers in Assam that India will go ahead with the ratification of the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put the imperatives of national interest above the regional populism of his own party. The 119th amendment bill was placed in the Rajya Sabha late last year amidst vociferous opposition from the Trinamool Congress of Bengal and the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in Assam. While the national leadership of the BJP did not...

Modi named Asian of the Year 2014

Modi named Asian of the Year 2014

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is The Straits Times Asian of the Year 2014. The editors of the paper picked the development focused Indian leader, who fashioned an impressive election victory for his party in the national election that ended in May, from a rich field of contesting names,  reports The Straits Times. Last year's...

The fading Saarc initiative

IN the past six months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won praise for several foreign policy initiatives. But across the world, it was Mr. Modi's decision to invite the Saarc leaders to his swearing-in ceremony that has stood out as a 'game changer.' While other international forays, to Japan, the US and Australia, and multilaterals such as BRICS, essentially built on the previous government's efforts, the Saarc invitation was completely Mr. Modi's own idea, and came when India was...

India ready to sell 100MW electricity to Bangladesh: Modi

India ready to sell 100MW electricity to Bangladesh: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said New Delhi was ready to sell 100MW of electricity to Bangladesh. He made the remark while responding to a request from Tawfique-e-Elahi Chowdhury, an adviser to Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at the inaugural ceremony of the 750MW gas-driven Palatana power project...

Modi govt to go ahead for land swapping deal

Modi govt to go ahead for land swapping deal

The BJP-led Indian government will go ahead with operationalising the land boundary agreement with Bangladesh, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today asserting that it would be a benefit for the nation in the long run. “I know Assam’s problems. I assure you all there will be no compromise on Assam’s security. Land swapping...

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India announces immediate medical visa for Saarc countries

India has announced immediate medical visa for patients from Bangladesh and other Saarc countries seeking treatment in India and three to five years’ visa for the businessmen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement at the 18th Saarc Summit that began in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu today. As per the announcement, a patient and one of...

Modi assures Hasina on Teesta, LBA deals

Modi assures Hasina on Teesta, LBA deals

India government is working vigorously to seal deals on Teesta River Water Sharing Agreement and Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) with Bangladesh to boost bilateral relation between the two countries. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his Bangladeshi counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today after the inaugural meeting of  the 18th Saarc Summit in Nepal. Iqbal...

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