Modi meets Bangladesh PM

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday paid tributes to Indian soldiers who died in the Liberation War of 1971 that gave birth to her country. Both parties will together sign 25 pacts regarding civil nuclear cooperation, defence.

This apart, he also announced a line of credit of $4.5 billion for the implementation of projects in priority sectors for Bangladesh.

On the issue of Teesta water sharing issue, PM Modi said he was hopeful of an "early and acceptable solution" with the Bangladesh government.

However, much-delayed pact on the Teesta water sharing remained elusive for the two sides.

India extended $500 million credit to Bangladesh for military hardware purchases, besides formalising defence engagements. "A prominent road has been named after him", Modi said.

These defence pacts may also enable Dhaka to reduce its dependence on China which has so far remained a principal supplier of defence equipment to the Bangladesh armed forces, including the supply of two submarines past year.

Where is California Leadership on Ag Water Conservation?
Urban Californians responded to the drought with a almost 25 percent average reduction in water use across the state. The governor's proclamation comes after one of the wettest and snowiest winters in the state's recorded history.

Prime Minister Hasina will be presenting a silver boat each for Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, State Minister for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh and State Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo.

Bangladesh Foreign Ministry sources were quoted by the Daily Star as saying that there was also a silk sari as gift for the Indian President's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee.

Meanwhile, India and Bangladesh today signed 22 agreements and four agreements were exchanged in presence of both Prime Ministers in New Delhi after delegation level talks.

The chief minister referred to the Torsa among the rivers whose waters could be shared, and said she had proposed a joint study by the two countries and the state government to examine the feasibility of her plan.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhavan where the discussions on Teesta river treaty might take place, on Saturday, media reports.

"I am very clear that along with India, its neighbouring countries should also move ahead on the path of development". PM Modi thanked PM Hasina for her government's gesture of recognising the sacrifices made by 1,661 Indian armed forces personnel who laid down their lives in the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971.

Related Articles

  • Raiders Move To Las Vegas Approved By Majority Of NFL Owners

    If I'm still in Los Angeles , I will nearly certainly go to the game, since it would be just a four hour drive away. Raiders games will continue to be played at the Oakland Coliseum in 2017 and likely 2018.

    The Fed isn't sure if Trump can deliver on his economic promises

    If the measures do come later this year, it's possible the Fed would have to raise rates more quickly to offset inflation. Downside risks from the worldwide economy were seen to have diminished.

    "Unfortunately, it's possible!": Klopp sweating over latest season-ending injury concern

    Sadio in January, Danny Ings, Daniel Sturridge, should we have another striker or winger? Yes. Can't we have one day where everything is ideal .
  • Giraffe watch: Distracted April's rear end shows 'significant' bulging

    Giraffe watch: Distracted April's rear end shows 'significant' bulging

    It's been more than a month since the park shared the news of April's impending birth with the world, via social media. The 8-year-old giraffe named Orla gave birth to a baby boy at the Chester Zoo while the cameras were waiting.
    Police Make Second Arrest in Facebook Live Sexual Assault

    Police Make Second Arrest in Facebook Live Sexual Assault

    The report said that the attack took place on March 19, but the mother reported the attack on March 21 after she received photos of the assault.

    Fox outshines UCLA's Ball, leads Kentucky to Elite Eight

    That was as close as the Bruins would get as Kentucky pushed its lead to as much as 14 in the final couple of minutes. On Friday night, UCLA looked like it was running in place. "They are two of the best players in the country".
  • Hyperloop One Looks At 11 Possible Routes Through US

    Hyperloop One Looks At 11 Possible Routes Through US

    The 11 finalists were developed by independent teams, and were selected based on perceived feasibility, according to Electrek . Hyperloop tubes during a test at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety site, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 11.
    Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple

    Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple

    Dutch male politicians , police and diplomats have openly come out in support of gay rights after a brutal attack on a gay couple. A touching act of solidarity for the Dutch LGBT community in the wake of a vicious assault has ignited a worldwide trend.

    Cambridge suffer hard-fought defeat in Men's Boat Race

    The official winning distance was one boat-length-and-a-quarter but it was closing as the crews inched towards Chiswick Bridge. Earlier, a World War Two era bomb, found in the Thames a few days before had put the race in doubt.
  • 55% Americans approve of Obamacare now

    55% Americans approve of Obamacare now

    Mark Sanford of SC said: 'I've heard nothing of substance at this point that would break the logjam'. Conservatives have argued that such requirements have the effect of inflating insurance costs.
    Djokovic up first for Serbia in Spain clash

    Djokovic up first for Serbia in Spain clash

    Chardy, only France's ninth best singles player, was competing in his first Davis Cup singles rubber in six years. And it there was another opening-day clean sweep for Belgium in Charleroi as they took a 2-0 lead against Italy.
    Atlanta Braves set 25-man roster for opening day

    Atlanta Braves set 25-man roster for opening day

    What Manager John Farrell said has impressed him most about 22-year-old during his short time in the majors is the lack of panic. The Mets offense didn't put up any runs early on for Syndergaard to get the win, unfortunately.