PM Modi ‘concerned over violence’ in Afghanistan as India signs MoU to build dam
In a message of solidarity with the Afghan people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said "no external power" can stop the development of Afghanistan or its friendship with India and that both the neighbours want to see their region free from the "grave" threat of terrorism and extremism.
He also expressed concern over increasing incidents of violence in Afghanistan including cowardly targeting of innocent citizens, journalists and activists, and noted that India supports a comprehensive ceasefire to end the hostilities.
Modi was speaking at a virtual meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani which was organised to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the Lalandar dam by India in Afghanistan that would help in meeting the drinking water requirement of Kabul city.
"I want to assure every Afghan brother and sister, from Badakhshan to Nimroz and Herat to Kandahar that India stands with you.
At every step of your journey of patience, courage, and determination, India will be with you," Modi said.
Chuck Hagel, former Republican senator and defense secretary under former President Barack Obama, talks to CNN’s Jim Acosta about former President Donald’s Trump’s scrutiny of President Joe Biden’s timeline for withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan tells CNN’s Dana Bash that the US is committed to helping the Afghan government but says he “learned long ago not to make predictions about what is going to happen in Afghanistan.”
National security adviser Jake Sullivan tells CNN’s Dana Bash that President Biden believes the United States accomplished its goal of degrading Al Qaeda and that the time is right to leave Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 19 interacted with leading doctors from across the country via video conferencing on the COVID-19 situation. With 2,73,810 new COVID cases, the country reported highest ever spike today.
COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference meeting with top pharma companies in the country on April 19. With 2,73,810 new COVID cases, the country reported highest ever spike today.
Exchange of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) between India and Bangladesh was held in Dhaka in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina. PM Modi also handed over a representational key of 109 life-saving ambulances to Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka. He also gave a representational item of India's gift of 1.2 million COVID vaccine to Bangladesh. Bangladesh PM Hasina presented a gold and a silver coin to PM Modi. The coins were released on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She also handed over a silver coin released on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence.
The reconstruction work of a dharmashala at Budhanilkantha began with Indian assistance in Kathmandu on Thursday, according to the Embassy of India in Nepal. Deputy Chief of the Embassy of India to Nepal Namgya C Khampa and Sushil Gyawali, Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority of Government of Nepal jointly laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of dharmashala at Budhanilkantha Temple, Kathmandu. Reconstruction of the dharmashala at Budhanilkantha is third of the 28 cultural heritage conservation and restoration projects being undertaken with a reconstruction of Nepali Rs 5800 million committed by the Indian government for the cultural heritage sector. All the 28 sites were identified by the Nepal government and both India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard in August 2017, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated. The Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is the implementing agency. The dharmashala at Budhanilkantha is expected to facilitate the visit of pilgrims and tourists visiting this sacred temple. The event was attended by Swami Nigamananda, Mathadhish of Temple, Laxman Khadka, Chairman, Budhanilkantha Management Committee and others. India has been working with Nepal for the restoration of cultural heritage projects in past too. We have long cultural similarities, cultural heritage to preserve for the future generation.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on March 04, the Minister of State (MoS) for Ports, Shipping and Waterways (I/C), Mansukh Mandaviya informed that 424 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) were signed during Maritime India Summit- 2021. Mandaviya said, "424 MoUs were signed during Maritime India Summit- 2021 and investments of more than Rs 3 lakh crores were committed."
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for U.S. forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation's grinding internal conflict. Gavino Garay reports.
United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in an unnanounced visit to Kabul on Sunday, as Washington reviews the peace process there and its planned troop withdrawal. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Addressing a press conference after joining the Trinamool Congress, former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha recounted an anecdote while both he and Mamata Banerjee were part of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee administration.
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Calling Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "fighter," former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha after joining the TMC on March 13 claimed that the former offered herself as a hostage in exchange for passengers of the hijacked plane in 'Kandahar incident' in 1999. The former BJP stalwart joined the TMC ahead of West Bengal assembly elections.
In order to promote adventure tourism in Kashmir and to discover new places which have not been explored, Director Kashmir Tourism GN Itoo has flagged off 4x4 Extreme Terrain Expedition for north Kashmir from Srinagar. These drivers will explore places like Kandahar, Machil during their expedition. Most of these places are lesser known as reaching there is pretty hard because of tough road conditions.