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Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan): India and Kyrgyzstan on Sunday inked four pacts, including in defence and culture, after talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev here.

The agreements followed Modi-Atambayev and delegation level talks at the Ala-Archa State Residence.

The agreement on defence cooperation seeks to “deepen cooperation in matters relating to defence, security, military education and training, conduct of joint military exercises, exchange of experience and information, exchange of military instructors and observers”.

The second is a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation in the field of elections. The third is a MoU between Kyrgyzstan’s economy ministry and the Bureau of Indian Standards on cooperation in the field of standards. The fourth agreement deals with culture.

(IANS)

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Modi Inaugurates Patna Metro Rail Project Through Video Conferencing

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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Modi also opened the city's gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development's first phase. Pixabay

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation of the much-awaited Patna Metro Rail through video conferencing from Begusarai in Bihar.

Modi also opened the city’s gas distribution at Patna and the Patna River Front Development’s first phase.

The Prime Minister then launched the expansion work of Barauni’s oil refinery which would be increased to 9 million tonnes and other projects estimated to cost Rs 33,000 crore.

The Patna Metro Rail project will cost about Rs 13,365.77 crore. It comprises two corridors of a total length 31.39 km.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement. Wikimedia

In the first phase, a 33.1-km-long track having two corridors — east-west and north-south — will come up in Patna.

The west-east corridor would run between Danapur and Patna railway station via Dakbungalow Square while the south-north corridor would run between the Inter-State Bus Terminal and Gandhi Maidan via Rajendra Nagar and Ashok Rajpath.

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The project is expected to be completed in five years from the date of commencement.

Earlier, Modi flew into Patna and was welcomed by Governor Lalji Tandon and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. All of them then took a helicopter to Begusarai, 130 km from Patna. (IANS)