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04-08-2014DAY 69 IN OFFICE

  • PM Narendra Modi, along with 101-member delegation including seven ministers, today arrived in Kathmandu on his two-day official visit to Nepal. This is the first bilateral visit by an Indian PM to Nepal in last 17 years. Both the nations would discuss upon a number of agreements, fortifying bilateral relationships. Modi would also help speed up negotiations on a power trade pact. Besides, some agreements are also likely to be signed.
  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu solicited the cooperation of the opposition parties for the smooth passage of the insurance amendment bill. The bill is supposed to be taken up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Naidu said, “I appeal to all opposition parties in parliament, particularly the Congress, to cooperate in passing the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 that seeks to enable much desired capital inflows into the insurance sector”. The bill, seeking to increase the foreign investment limit for the sector from the current 26 percent to 49 percent, was approved by the cabinet last month.
  • PM Narendra Modi will address Indian Americans at the famous New York’s Madison Square Garden. He will visit US in September. The Overseas Friends of BJP announced the launch of a nationwide campaign to give a warm welcome to Modi. The event has been named “Pradhan Mantri, Ma Narendra Modi Abhinandan Samaroh”. Chandrakant Patel, USA President, Overseas Friends of BJP, will present the issues that are being faced by the Indians in the US to Modi.
  • Tripura PWD and Revenue Minister Badal Choudhury said that the central government is proposing to set up a corporation to develop roads in northeastern states, and thereby improve their connectivity. He said, “Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told me that the Central government is considering to form a corporation to develop and expand road connectivity in northeast”. Last week, Choudhury met Gadkari and officials of the ministry of road transport and highways in New Delhi to discuss the problems related to national highways and other roads in northeast regions of India.
  • Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, while addressing the passing out parade at National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), the premier training institute of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at Hakimpet on the outskirts of Hyderabad, said that with problems like terrorism and Left wing extremism constantly threatening to disturb progress, India faces tough challenges in achieving its rightful place in the world. Praising the role being played by CISF, he said, “By providing security and protection to industries, CISF is acting as a catalyst for economic growth of the country”.
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