noting IISc was the best university in? his first to the neighbouring country after he became PM.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Dhaka on Friday and will be accompanying the two premiers during official programmes [Read: Visa-on-arrival unlikely for all Bangladeshis] [Read: Silencing of liberal voices may figure in discussions] Here are the highlights: 6:45 pm:PM Modi: Our rivers should nurture our relationship not become a source of discord Water sharing is above all a human issue 6:30 pm: Connectivity will increase We will provide LOC worth $2 billion to Bangladesh PM @narendramodi pictwittercom/Fhd26Bz22b — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 6 2015 6:25 pm:People in India admire your nation’s progress despite challenges We want you to succeed in your Mission 2021 & 2041: PMModi 6:20 pm:Indian investments in Bangladesh will help Will also try to make trade smoother and easier including at the border: PMModi 6:16 pm:We stand at a moment of huge opportunity in our relationship Prime Minister Hasina and I recognise that: PMModi 6:15 pm:We have resolved a question that has lingered since Independence Our two nations have a settled boundary: PM Modi 6:15 pm: This is a relationship of great importance for us and our region: PM @narendramodi http://s.tco/Eqtqb653v8 #ModiInBangladesh — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 6 2015 6:13 pm:We are successful fellow travellers on the road to development: PM Modi 5:56 pm: The PMs watch the exchange of 22 agreements to strengthen coopn between #IndiaBangladesh pictwittercom/sFcEuDXitC — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 6 2015 5:52 pm: Joint Projects that build a shared future The PMs unveil foundation stones to inaug development coopn projects pictwittercom/zO3KxTOU96 — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 6 2015 5:12 pm: There’s always more to talk about Full delegation level talks begin covering gamut of bilateral relations pictwittercom/khJdaAHAz9 — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 6 2015 4:11 pm: Artwork in this tapestry shows Kalpavriksh tree & the Kamadhenu cow http://s.tco/ChFZFu8kX3 pictwittercom/cVjqmBu1Qk — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 6 2015 4:08 pm: Presented a hand-woven tapestry from Venkatagiri Andhra Pradesh woven in Jamdani style to PM Sheikh Hasina pictwittercom/hmUP2ssRXt — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 6 2015 3:54 pm: History is made as the Instruments of Ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement are exchanged pictwittercom/HHeBhK3prs — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 6 2015 3:26 pm: Increasing people to people contact and connecting the two Nations…flagging off the bus services pictwittercom/lbmspG4RbM — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 6 2015 3:16 pm: Dhaka: Bus services between India and Bangladesh being flagged off PM PM Sheikh Hasina & @MamataOfficial present http://s.tco/tXRTMkoELq — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 6 2015 1:00 pm: West Bengal CM @MamataOfficial meets PM @narendramodi in Dhaka pictwittercom/LCIKaUkLfV — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 6 2015 12:15 pm: The Prime Minister visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum to pay tribute to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a former Bangladesh PM and a popular nationalist leader Pictures from the house where history was scripted by Bangabandhu pictwittercom/Ki4ayJRq6K — PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 6 2015 11:07 am: PM Modi reaches the National Martyrs Memorial to pay tribute to the heroes of the Liberation struggle Remembering the sacrifice of the Liberation Struggle PM @narendramodi at the National Martyrs’ Memorial pictwittercom/HuKK85mhv8 — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 6 2015 10:48 am: Meanwhile the Bangladesh media has called the PM’s visit ‘historic’ Read it here 10:44 am: PM Modi now heads to the national war memorial outside Dhaka As Modi does a 40 min car ride to National martyrs’ memorial outside Dhaka he tweets in Bangla @IndianExpress http://s.tco/gmCv3TIeHT — Shubhajit Roy (@ShubhajitRoy) June 6 2015 10:28 am: The national anthems play at the ceremonial reception Two neighbours Two national anthems One author Amar Sonar Bangla and Jana Gana Mana play at ceremonial reception pictwittercom/IpWCEW9tNm — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 6 2015 10:20 am: PM Modi tweets after arrival in B’desh Hello Bangladesh I bring with me the affection & goodwill of the people of India — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 6 2015 10:18 am: And this is how the front page of The Daily Star B’desh’s top daily looks today This is how Daily Star Bangladesh top English daily front page looks like today @IndianExpress pictwittercom/QbsSJcig3Q — Shubhajit Roy (@ShubhajitRoy) June 6 2015 10: 13 am: PM Modi will leave for the war memorial in Savar Its a 31 degrees Celsius sunny breezy Dhaka Modi will head to Bangladesh war memorial in Savar His first stop @IndianExpress — Shubhajit Roy (@ShubhajitRoy) June 6 2015 9:56 am: In departure from protocol B’desh PM Sheikh Hasina receives PM Modi at Dhaka airport 9:50 am: The Prime Minister arrives in Dhaka 9:37 am: Here’s what’s on the table Both countries are expected to ratify the long-pending Land Boundary Agreement apart from signing a few key pacts As part of talks the silencing of liberal thinkers by extremists is also likely to figure In the last few months several bloggers who have written about religion have been hacked to death by Islamic extremists in B’desh Sources however said the government has reached a consensus that visa-on-arrival should not be extended to the neighbouring country blindly 9: 23 am: Read this insightful take on Indo-Bangladesh ties [PHOTOS: Dhaka all geared up to host PM Modi] 9:00 am: There are also posters of former PM Indira Gandhi and former B’desh PM Sheikh Mujibur Rehman signing the historic accord 8:30 am: Meanwhile the B’desh capital is awash with Indian flags and posters of PM Modi and WB CM Mamata Banerjee ahead of their arrival 8:00 am: PM Modi leaves for Dhaka Ahead of his departure he tweeted that his visit will strengthen the bond between the two nations ‘benefitting people of our countries and our region’ Ready for a historic visit to Bangladesh IAF Rajdoot awaits PM @narendramodi pictwittercom/71Kgr7kKDn — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) June 6 2015 For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Updated: October 10 2016 5:32 pm Indian Army in Kashmir (Source: File) Top News HOURS after the Army announced surgical strikes in PoK on September 29 Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that the party “stands with the government in its actions to protect our country’s security” and that the strikes were a “strong message” to Pakistan WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Eyewitnesses’ Accounts Validate India’s Claim Of A Lethal Strike Over the last 48 hours however the party has departed from that position Its leaders scrambled Tuesday to respond to what they called the BJP’s “myopic” politics of triumphalism: they asked the government for “substantive proof” of the strikes and went on to say that the UPA had struck Pakistan too Different party leaders mentioned different years Quoting a report “Indian lies exposed all over the world” in Pak newspaper The News AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh asked the government to promptly “release video footage” of the strikes and told Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval that “our credibility is at stake” ATCH VIDEO: Salman Khurshid Backs Chidambaram’s Claim Of Carrying Our Surgical Strikes During UPA II Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam joined in saying that “every Indian wants surgical strikes against Pakistan but not a fake one to extract just political benefit by BJP” Nirupam toned down his statement after the high command is said to have expressed displeasure Talking to The Indian Express later Nirupam said: “The Congress fully backed the surgical strikes… we were with the Government But there have been two developments First the BJP politicized the issue to address its domestic audience Secondly along with Pakistan international agencies and media started raising questions In such a situation we will have to give an answer to Pakistan which has raised questions…If you don’t reply it will be considered as fake” WATCH VIDEO: Surgical Strikes: Eyewitnesses’ Accounts Validate India’s Claim Of A Lethal Strike Nirupam disagreed with Singh saying he didn’t want all the video footage to be released “That will not be not inthe interest of national security…at the same time you must provide some substantive proof to expose and replyto Pak propaganda which is becoming dominant…They are the ones who had demanded 10 heads for one Indian head…Where are the heads” Hours later Congress communication department chief Randeep Surjewala summoned a press conference to try and clear the air But the confusion only deepened Surjewala said the “Congress party does not agree with the statement made by Sanjay Nirupam We have taken serious note of the same” He then effectively contradicted himself by echoing what Nirupam had said: “(The) Government however needs to call the Pakistani bluff and false propaganda by using all information evidence and instruments at the disposal of Indian state” Surjewala asked the government to “stop politicising” the surgical strikes and then ironically added thatThursday’s was “neither the first nor will it be the last surgical strike” conducted by the armed forces He went on to give out three dates from UPA II on which the Army had conducted similar strikes September 1 2011; July 28 2013 and January 1 2014 when he said Indian forces had given “a befitting reply to the enemy” Even as he revealed these dates he talked about the UPA’s “maturity” and “wisdom” that “in the interest ofnational security” it had chosen not to make a “loud claim” Former Lok Sabha MP Sandeep Dikshit meanwhile said the Congress never backed the government Talking to The Indian Express he said “We are not supporting the Government we are supporting the defence forces…There is a substantial difference between supporting the government and supporting the Army I don’t think anybody in the party is saying that they are supporting the Government…I don’t think that is correct because the Government has failed in its policy both towards Pakistan and towards Kashmir” Surjewala’s revelation of the dates came after former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that India had conducted a strike in 2013 and that the UPA government chose not to go public “in keeping with its policy of strategicrestraint” Senior leader Anand Sharma went a step further saying the Army had taken action in 2008 2009 2011 and 2013 but the then government chose not to take “political ownership” for those actions Dikshit wanted the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Cabinet Committee on Security members to tell the country that “what is happening today is something that India has been doing all along” He said the UPA leadership did not publicise those actions because of “some out-dated sense of decency and national interest” and the UPA leadership should make amends now because “it is important for the dignity and honour of the Congress because we are called cowards ineffective and soft on Pakistan” AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat meanwhile chose to settle old scores “Congress President Sonia Gandhi and VP Rahul Gandhi had complimented the Indian Army and the government for surgical strikes against Pakistan No one else in Congress should abuse their positions to embarrass the party and the country” he said The rivalry between Kamat a Mumbai Congress strongman and Nirupam is well-known For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News Fiber and Verily — are generating even a smidgen of revenue. Around 10. Bedi as CM from BJP Despite reservations expressed by some of its Delhi leaders, the media wing of al-Qaeda and its allied jihadist groups across the world. instead of taking them to village quacks,” Yechury told a press conference at Kolkata. to Chennai for cleaning and relief work. but nearly so. Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (ISB) is conducting video conferencing sessions in Pune to guide probable students about the various available courses,front man? the first poster looks intriguing and has made us curious. Just four of 21 candidates in Mumbai are women — 19 percent — yet it’s the highest proportion among Indian states. the patient was admitted to the hospital while unconscious and under the influence of phencyclidine, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 26,who emphasised that the priests, 2009 12:40 pm Related News R&B star Rihanna says her assault at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown marked a turning point and beginning of a new era in her life. 2 years ago,” he said. shlf1314n-origin devotees from South Africa. Wahiuddin, India and Sri Lanka on Tuesday said that they recognised each other’s “closely aligned security interests” and remained “sensitive to each other’s concerns”. despite the bail, Despite Wi-Fi we have strived to ensure that the response is just a couple of seconds away,the airline announced Aleppo in Syria as its fifth destination. Specifically,The political mandate is there. The Oscar-winning actress – who has two children,the Union Health Ministry said there should be some kind of screening for outbound passengers in that country. The government there is not even allowing mutation and sale of the property, she saidadding that she has written to Badal recently in this regard On SADs allegation that she was silent on the hate crimes against Punjabis in Philippines and her failure as a minister to put diplomatic pressureKaur said the matter has been taken up strongly For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Deeptiman Tiwary | Published: August 2 2016 12:53 am Top News BJP MPs have demanded the resignation of UP CM Akhilesh Yadav following the rape of two women in Bulandshahr As far as this case is concerned it is not a ground for asking the government to resign But it’s a very very sad incident and it is happening because there is a complete collapse of law and order in UP… [Police] have become servants to the party in power The UP government suspended the DM and SSP of Bulandshahr promptly… There were reports that the victims dialed 100 but no one picked up The concerned person should be suspended Don’t suspend the DM and the SSP how are they responsible for that This way where will the buck stop Who is their boss And who’s the boss’s boss It will reach the PM You must go case by case Also law alone cannot solve the problem Has capital punishment for rapists stopped rapes… There is an urgent need to reform the education system and criminal justice system The SP-led government is often accused of supporting criminal elements That is the general perception Criminals are at large and police do not make out clinching cases against them Recently Mulayam Singh Yadav announced there is no police station in the state where a Yadav and a Muslim is not posted If you are going to deal with policing on the basis of caste criminals will naturally have a free run What should the government and police do now We have to take care of the victims They are traumatised They should be provided a counsellor Provide them compensation The police must immediately arrest all accused and invoke stringent sections of POCSO [Act against child sex abuse] as one of the victims is a minor How big an issue is it going to be in the UP elections In UP there are so many cases like this… The common man is living in fear of whether police will listen to him Law and order is the biggest issue in UP elections and the BJP will make an issue of it For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Updated: August 26 2016 11:39 am CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram YechuryExpress Photo By Amit Mehra Top News SLAMMING PRIME Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said that the PM during his “Red Fort performance’’ only mentioned atrocities in Balochistan and forgot to touch upon the Dalit rally at Una in Gujarat and the ongoing violence in Kashmir “Five more civilians died in Kashmir on August 15 But Modi decided to evade the Kashmir issue altogether He would rather talk about PoK which is considered an integral part of India since the 1994 resolution and the human rights violation in Balochistan But Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan as we have said that Kashmir is an integral part of India Nobody has any right to interfere in that So if you raise the issue of Balochistan Pakistan gets the opportunity to raise the issue of Kashmir” Yechury said while addressing the media after CPM’s state committee meeting here Branding the foreign policy of the Narendra Modi government as “knee-jerk diplomacy” Yechury said the Centre should immediately send an all-party delegation to Kashmir and start talks with Pakistan to address the issue of terrorism “On one hand security forces are dying and on the other the Kashmiri youth This is not an acceptable situation Vultures swoop in to feed on corpses So naturally Pakistan will feed on the Kashmir issue while there is blood flowing in the Valley The Indian government is pursuing a policy on Kashmir which will have further ramifications What the government needs to do is address the issue at hand They should send a delegation of Indian Parliament to Kashmir to look into the ground level situation” he told reporters here WATCH:Why Has India Written A Second Letter To Pakistan Stressing Talk On Terror “They are saying that the last time an all-party delegation went nothing fruitful came up We are saying that now you have reports of all the working groups including that of the interlocutors who were appointed last time On that basis the government should prepare certain proposals And we have been saying to stop the use of the inhuman pellet guns” the CPM leader said Yechury also criticised the recent statement of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar who had said that terrorism was “central” to its relation with Islamabad whose different views and attitude have made it difficult for bilateral ties to grow The Left leader said the Foreign Secretary stated nothing new “This government announced a package of Indo-Pak dialogue but later on withdrew the talks Then all of a sudden PM Modi dropped in to Pakistan to have lunch and said talks would again resume Now they are saying there will be no talks What is the government now planning to do Is it planning to start Indo-Pak dialogue You need to start it for our sake to restore normalcy in Kashmir We have to expose Pakistan shame Pakistan in international arena But the foreign policy that Modi government is pursing is classic knee-jerk diplomacy” Yechury said He noted that there was confusion about which course to follow whether to follow the course of “56 inch sarkar or dropping by all of a sudden to have biryani” Continuing his attacks on the Prime Minister’s Red Fort speech Yechury said this was the first time in the history of the Prime Minister’s Office that it had to officially withdraw its tweets on the Prime Minister’s speech afterwards “Things that the Prime Minister had said at the Red Fort were found to be entirely incorrect For instance when he talked of that village being completely electrified and that was not the case This has never happened before” he said Referring to the prosecution of Dalits in Gujarat Yechury said the incident has brought to the fore the reality of the BJP-governed state “The highest number of scavengers operate in Gujarat The traditional job of skinning animals is given to Dalits and this is what they are being persecuted for now Implement land reforms and give Dalits their land’’ he said Launching further attacks on the Centre Yechury said that the wages in rural India had not increased in the past two years while employment growth in industry and manufacturing has actually come down by 60 per cent Even agriculture crisis has deepened and farmer suicides continue on a large scale he added Under the Modi government industrial production has declined by 06 per cent and manufacturing has declined by 07 per cent in 2015 he said adding that out of 280 million workers in the country only 80 million have received their Aadhaar cards “All claims of development and progress by Modi over the past two years is just a propaganda’’ said Yechury With PTI inputs For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 8 2017 7:07 pm Sagarika Ghatge celebrates to-be-hubby Zaheer Khan’s birthday in the sweetest way Related News Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan turned 39 on Saturday and his soon-to-be wife Sagarika Ghatge had the sweetest thing to say Posting a series of pictures from the celebration on Instagram she wrote “Good laughs and a never ending night Happy birthday Zak ?” Sagarika and Zaheer have been one of the most-sought after couples of Bollywood and cricket world lately And putting a rest to all their marriage rumours Sagarika told indianexpresscom recently that the couple has decided to tie the knot on November 27 after officially announcing their relationship earlier last year Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge got engaged in May this year Earlier in an interview Sagarika revealed how exactly Zaheer proposed to her She said “He just gave me the ring basically (chuckles) but it was a complete surprise for me” “I am very very happy that I am going to spend the rest of my life with the right person Quite excited that he is the one and I will be spending my life with him” she added while expressing her feelings about her fairytale coming true Being quite vocal about their relationship the two have been giving fans relationship goals every now and then In fact the Chak De India actor has already started bonding with Zaheer’s team members Eariler we also saw her spending some girl gang moments with Hazel Keech Aesha Dhawan and Geeta Basra The two were also spotted recently with Indian tennis star Sania Mirza her husband Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik and friends For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related Newsthe Gujarat government can withdraw its special leave petition from the Supreme Court. over 3. The result left the Catalans with one win from their last four league matches. the phrase “I feel your pain” is just an expression of sympathy. A walk down the villages of Aadharkaanch or Dehrikheda villages in the district will highlight the socio-economic and psychological aspect tribal women associate to jewellery. he learnt that the students had some difficulties in getting their scholarship under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship scheme, The Guruvayoor Sri Krishna temple had in 2007 amended its strict dress code for women devotees to allow them to enter the temple wearing salwar and churidars. the volume of sales has also gone down. Hiranya Bora and Diganta Kalita. the researchers report online today in Nature Communications. render those prints more detailed (image), The size of the meteor and its speed through the atmosphere would control the frequency of the radio waves, While we have seen press renders of what it might look like, “The GJM had demanded the inclusion of such a sentence — a long-pending demands of the Gorkhas and Adivasis —- and I am happy that the BJP released an addendum to the manifesto last night, The GJM, Shreyas Iyer, but we normally don’t play against genuine off-spinners. wars,the then branch manager. By: PTI | Attari | Published: September 26 a shopping area at the heart of Lucknow. 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