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Modi reminisces Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to late politician Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary. Bal Thackeray, called as ‘Balasaheb’ by his huge supporter base, was the founder and leader of Shiv Sena.

Marking the anniversary, Modi tweeted yesterday:

Bal Thackeray was born in Pune on January 23, 1926. The leader was the biggest political face in Maharashtra over the period of many years. His political life was controversial at times because of the ideology but the leader was much respected among the political scene of the India.

India witnessed his demise on November 17, 2012. (IANS) (picture courtesy:

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Extends Condolences to France Terror Attack Victims

Earlier in the day, Le Drian held delegation-level talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his condolences to the victims of a terror attack in France earlier this week when French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian called on him here.

“The Prime Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences for the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Strasbourg in France, and said that India stands with France in the fight against terrorism,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.

At least three people were killed and 13 others injured when a man opened fire at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to the PMO statement, Narendra Modi also warmly recalled the state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India in March, as well as their recent interaction on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina.

“Le Drian briefed the Prime Minister on recent developments in the bilateral relationship, and French perspective on regional and global issues,” it stated.

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“The Prime Minister welcomed the strengthening of bilateral ties in all spheres, including defence, space, counter-terrorism, maritime security, and civil nuclear cooperation.”

Earlier in the day, Le Drian held delegation-level talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (IANS)