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PM Modi, Abe lay foundation stone for India’s first bullet train

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Ahmedabad, Sep 14, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart  Shinzo Abe inaugurated India’s first high speed rail project in Ahmedabad.

The ground-breaking ceremony of India’s first bullet train project was performed at the Athletic Stadium near the Sabarmati railway station.

Modi and Abe pressed buttons to unveil plaques announcing the launch of India’s revolutionary rail project.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Union Railway Ministry have inked a memorandum of understanding for the 508-km corridor, with Japan to partially fund the project.

Accommodating 750 people, the bullet train is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities from seven to roughly three hours.

The project, which is expected to be commissioned by 2022, will have a dozen halts. A 21-km-long tunnel will be dug between Boisar and BKC in Mumbai, seven km of which will be under the sea.

Later in the day, Modi and Abe will participate in the 12th Annual Bilateral Summit in state capital Gandhinagar.

This will be the fourth annual summit between Modi and Abe, where they are expected to review the progress in the multifaceted cooperation between India and Japan under the framework of their Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

Yesterday, After concluding Cultural roadshow from the city’s airport to the iconic monument Mahatma Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi visited the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both will lay the foundation stone of the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.

Prior to this , two leaders paid thier visit to the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi lived between 1917 and 193o.

In a special gesture, Modi personally received Abe with a warm hug at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here.

On Thursday, Abe and Modi will lay the foundation stone for India’s first high-speed train project (Bullet Train) between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which is expected to be completed by 2022.

Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit in Gujarat. This would be the fourth annual summit between the two leaders.

Later in the evening, PM Modi will host dinner for Shinzo abe at ‘Agashiye’ restaurant in old Ahmedabad area.

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Pakistani military helicopter came up to 300 metres of the LOC : Army Sources

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Pakistani Helicopter (Photo-ANI)

Army Source on Wednesday said that a Pakistani military helicopter came up to 300 metres of the LOC but then returned. 

The army sources also informed that the incident took place between 9.45-10 am today and it was in the general area Pallandri in PoK.

According to army protocol, the rotary wing of an aircraft/chopper should not come within 1 kilometre and the fixed wing, not within 10 kilometres of the LoC.

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Second defence industrial corridor to come up in UP: PM

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Yogi Adityanath and PM Modi in UP Investor summit

Lucknow, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that the government would establish a defence industrial production corridor in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore that would also generate 250,000 jobs.

“I am making an important announcement. In this year’s budget, we had announced that we will establish two defence industrial production corridors. One of them will be in Uttar Pradesh,” Modi said addressing the ‘Investors Meet’ here.

The event organised by the Yogi Adityanath government is aimed to showcase the investment opportunities in the state. Corporate honchos are attending the summit.

The Prime Minister said the decision was taken keeping in mind the developmental requirements of Bundelkhand region.

The corridor will link Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi and Chitrakoot, he said.

The government had earlier announced that it would develop two such corridors. The first of the two runs between Chennai and Bengaluru – connecting Kattupalli port, Chennai, Tiruchi, Coimbatore and Hosur.

Modi also praised the Uttar Pradesh government for curbing red tape and rolling out a red carpet for investors and taking decisions that have linked industrial development with employment generation.

“There is no dearth of resources and opportunities in Uttar Pradesh where you find ‘Lucknowi chikankari’, ‘Banarsi zardosi’, brassware of Moradabad and glassware industries of Firozabad,” Modi said.

He also asked the Uttar Pradesh government to compete with Maharashtra in achieving a target of one trillion dollar economy.

“I set this challenge before Uttar Pradesh to compete with Maharashtra and let us see who will become the first trillion dollar economy,” he said.

He said Uttar Pradesh today was the number one state in the production of grains, wheat, sugarcane, milk and potatoes in the whole country.

It is also the second largest producer of fruits and third largest producer of vegetables in the country.

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Punjab CM meets Trudeau, Sajjan

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Punjab CM meets Canadian Prime Minister and Defence minister (Photo-ANI)

Amritsar, Feb 21: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau here. Both leaders discussed the strong bond that exists between the two places, largely due to an influential Punjabi community settled in the western nation.

After meeting Canadian Prime minister Justin Trudeau the Punjab Chief Minister said, “I raised the issue of Khalistan as it is the primary issue, as there is money coming in from various countries including Canada.”

He also said that Justin Trudeau assured us about our militancy concerns and they will look into this matter.

Besides the Trudeau-Amarinder meeting, which remained uncertain till Monday evening, the other highlight was the Chief Minister meeting Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, who was born in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district and is the first Sikh to handle the defence portfolio of a western country.

Amarinder had refused to meet the Canadian Defence Minister in April 2017 during the latter’s visit to the state and even dubbed him and other ministers of Punjab-origin in the Trudeau government as “Khalistani sympathisers”.

On Wednesday, the Chief Minister not only met Sajjan but also shook hands with him and both leaders smiled at each other.

The Amarinder Singh government went all out to accord a red carpet welcome to Trudeau and his entourage, including his wife and children, during their four hour trip to the Sikh holy city of Amritsar.

Trudeau arrived here from Mumbai on Wednesday morning and offered prayers at the Golden Temple complex, at the holiest of Sikh shrines in the ‘Harmandir Sahib’.

With Inputs From IANS

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