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India to give $1 billion line of credit to support Mongolia’s infrastructure

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In a historic visit to Mongolia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India will provide a line of credit of one billion U.S. dollars to support expansion of Mongolia’s economic capacity and infrastructure.

“Supporting development of human resources is the best way to secure a nation’s development. We reiterated our commitment to continue our efforts in Mongolia. India will increase the ITEC ( Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Programme) training slots for Mongolia from 150 to 200. We will also establish an India-Mongolia Joint School,” said Modi.

Modi also highlighted the fact that how honored he is to be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Mongolia.

“It is a special privilege to come on the occasion of two important milestones that unite us – 25 years of democracy in Mongolia and 60 years of diplomatic relations between our two countries,” expressed PM Modi.

PM Modi also handed over a sapling of the Mahabodhi Tree to the historic Gandan Monastery. “The precious gift of Mahabodhi Tree as a token of friendship from the people of India,” said the Prime Minister.

During his stay in Mogolia, PM Modi will lay the foundation stone for the expansion and upgrading of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Center of Excellence for Information and Communication Technology. He will also visit the National Cancer Centre to gift Bhabhatron II, which is a state of art nuclear medicine cancer therapy machine, developed and manufactured in India.

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Form Committee on ‘One Nation, One Election’

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the “one nation, one election” plan.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told this to the media after the conclusion of the meeting which lasted for over three-and-a-half hours.

Singh said that five major agendas were discussed in the meeting, including the “one nation, one election” agenda.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves toward his supporters during an election campaign rally in New Delhi, May 8, 2019. VOA

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M.

“Only CPI and CPI-M expressed difference of opinion, saying how it could be implemented,” the Defence Minister said.

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Over 40 parties were invited for the meeting in which 21 party chiefs participated while three expressed their inability to join the meeting citing some reasons, Singh added. (IANS)