This will be PM Modi’s fifth visit to the Himalayan nation. Modi will reportedly bring the ‘baraat’ from Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama to Janakpur where Sita was born.
PM Modi said the Shivraj Singh Chauhan government has done so much work for the welfare of people from every section that it was impossible for the Congress to raise questions on these works.
The Lankan president rejected the claims saying that the media reports intended to create a rift between the two leaders. He assured PM Modi that the Lankan government has publicly denounced these reports.
Gandhi attacked the Prime Minister over the allegations of sexual misconduct against Union minister M J Akbar and the rape charges against BJP’s Uttar Pradesh MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar.
India, the world’s third largest oil consumer, imports over 85 per cent of its oil requirements. With the rupee having depreciated sharply over the last couple of months, India has been seeking better payment terms, which could include a part of import payments being made in rupee.
Sharma also claimed that the Modi government has violated rules by rejigging the Strategic Policy Group (SPG) and giving National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval an unprecedented role in the process of planning India’s security strategy.
The museum, close to the heritage building of the Nehru Memorial Museum, is being built by the Union government at a cost of Rs 271 crore.
Delhi focuses narrowly on its own interests, tends to recoil from any political discussion of the existential challenges to the Arab Gulf.
Shah said the BJP has encouraged women not just by words but by giving them important responsibilities, including as defence and external affairs ministers, governors and chief ministers.
“The chowkidaar (watchman) gave a lot of speeches, but forgot about people’s stomach. Did a lot of Yoga and enjoyed life, but forgot to give food to people,” Congress president Rahul Gandhi said in Hindi on Twitter.
According to China’s Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui, the event was just the first step in Sino-India cooperation on Afghanistan and collaboration will deepen in future.
According to sources, today’s meeting coordinated by the NITI Aayog is likely to focus on challenges posed by volatile oil prices and the US sanctions on Iran that come into effect from November 4.
The BJP in West Bengal is leaving no stone unturned to use the mega platform to reach out to masses and has decided to set up nearly 3,000 bookstalls displaying books on party ideology outside pandals in the state, party leaders said.
There were hopes that Modi would fail to deliver a majority and a mild secular leader would emerge to lead the NDA coalition.
The letter comes as relations between Washington and New Delhi are strained over multiple issues, including an Indo-Russian defence contract, Indian tariffs on electronics and other items, and India’s push to purchase oil from Iran despite upcoming US sanctions.