Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Berlin today at the start of his six-day tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France aimed at boosting bilateral economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment for India's transformation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ban of high-value currency notes last year had a major short-term impact on demand but private and public consumption has recovered.
In the first leg of his six-day trip, he will visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC).
Addressing a book release event on the third anniversary of NDA government, he said Modi has taken various initiatives and some of his decisions have been epoch making ones.
A vehicle carrying the prime minister, union minister Nitin Gadkari, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal and other senior government officials then passed over it.
The Trinamool Congress chief's meeting with Modi came amid efforts by opposition leaders to choose a consensus candidate for the coming presidential polls. The ruling National Democratic Alliance is yet to announce its presidential candidate.
Modi, who led the BJP to a massive victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, was sworn-in as the prime minister on May 26 that year.
"More than 10 lakh people get detected with cancer every year and around 6.5 lakh die of the disease annually. International Agency for Research on Cancer has expressed apprehensions that the figures will only double in 30 years," Modi said after launching a book to mark Tata Memorial Centre's 75 years of social service.
The 9.15-km-long Dhola-Sadiya bridge over the Brahmaputra river is capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank.
“Talking on a one-hour radio show once a month while addressing challenging tasks as Prime Minister requires tremendous efforts, and I cannot but feel his strong passion for dialogue with his people,” Abe writes in the book.
CNN-News18’s Sumit Pande spoke to Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale, the Head of BJP's Foreign Policy Department. The micro-biologists who is said to have created the ‘Madison Square’ template for Modi’s foreign trips says that UPA may have kept India’s relationship with Israel under the radar due to vote bank politics.
Declaring the 52nd Annual General Meeting of the African Development Bank group open, which is being held for the first time in the country here, Modi said, "India's partnership with Africa is based on a model of co-operation which is responsive to the needs of African countries."
The projects for which foundation was laid include a convention centre named after Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
Noting that Kandla has emerged as a key port in Asia, Modi said once Iran's Chabahar Port is developed with Indian assistance, the maritime facility here will establish itself firmly on the global trade map.
"Pained by the attack in Manchester. We strongly condemn it. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured," he tweeted.
The failure of China's efforts to bring India on board, details of which have not been previously reported, shows the depths to which relations between the two countries have fallen over territorial disputes and Beijing's support of Pakistan.
Today's meeting on 'Namami Gange' programme assumed significance as it was the first since the BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the river's two key basin states whose previous governments were accused by the Centre of not cooperating fully.
The state unit of BJP said during his May 22 and 23 visit, Modi will also go to Kutch district in the state to inaugurate development works at Kandla and dedicate to the nation Narmada Water pumping station at Bhachau in the same district.
Also, steps will be taken to provide drinking water to all the 10 inhabited islands -- Agatti, Amini, Androth, Bitra, Kadamath, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan, Minicoy and Chetlat -- within two years, the BJP chief said.
The focus of the talks was to further deepen bilateral cooperation between India and the Palestine.
The event at Amarkantak, the place in Anooppur district where the river originates, will mark the conclusion of 'Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra'. The Narmada river conservation awareness campaign was launched in December last year.
In an attempt to help banks, especially public sector banks (PSBs) recognise the ashes of high level of non-performing assets (NPAs) and rise like a phoenix, in December 2015, the Reserve Bank of India under the leadership of former Governor Raghuram Rajan, asked banks to set aside a pool of funds in the form of provisioning towards sub-standard assets. This further dented the banks’ balance sheets.
A large number of youth, in the role of social entrepreneurs, are coming forward to partake in Swachh Bharat, he said.
Speaking as the chief guest at the International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, Modi said the ideologies of hate and their proponents in the region are closed to notion of dialogue and hence only open to causing death and destruction.