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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Russia, "an old friend of India", has cleared its stand on terrorism and backs New Delhi in its fight against terror

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October 15, 2016: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said Russia, “an old friend of India”, has cleared its stand on terrorism and backs New Delhi in its fight against terror.

“Russia’s clear stand on the need to combat terrorism mirrors our own,” Modi said in a joint address to the media with visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Modi said he deeply appreciated Russia’s support of “our actions to fight cross-border terrorism that threatens our entire region”.

The remarks assume significance as it comes in the wake of India’s response to attack on Army camps with surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

India has also launched a diplomatic blitz to isolate Pakistan, a country it accuses of sponsoring and aiding cross-border terrorism.

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The Prime Minister said the ties between the India and Russia were “truly privileged and unique” and used a Russian maxim on friendship, remarking that in Russia they say “an old friend is better than two new friends”.

He praised Putin’s continuous personal attention on strengthening ties with India.

“Your personal attention has been a source of strength to our relationship, your leadership provided stability and substance to our strategic partnership. Ours is a truly privileged relationship.”

The Prime Minister said he and Putin just concluded “highly productive” talks.

The two leaders also inaugurated units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam nuclear plant after India and Russia signed 16 agreements, including on energy, defence and economic cooperation, and also announced deals across different sectors.

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Modi and Putin earlier held a closed-door bilateral meeting as part of the annual India-Russia summit.

The India-Russian summit is being held on the sidelines of the eighth BRICS summit. (IANS)

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PM Narendra Modi: Government bringing Stringent Consumer Protection Law

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New Delhi, October 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the government was in the process of enacting stringent legislation aimed at protecting consumers along with setting up a Consumer Protection Authority (CPA).

“Consumers’ protection is this government’s priority. We are in the process to bring a new law on consumer protection keeping in mind the need of the country and business practices here,” Modi said at an International Conference on Consumer Protection for East, South and South-East Asian Countries.

“We are in the process of forming a Consumer Protection Authority, which will have executive powers, for immediate redressal.”

The rules were being streamlined to solve consumer problems in less time and at less cost, he added.

“The stress is being given on consumer empowerment. Strict provisions are being contemplated against misleading advertisements,” Modi said.

He said India was among the few countries which had enacted a law a year after the UN adopted guidelines on consumer protection in 1986.

The Prime Minister also said the prices of commodities were set to go down and consumer protection for their interest effects due to the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Due to the GST, the competition among companies was going to increase. So prices will go down. It will help consumers from lower middle class and poor sections,” Modi said.

“Earlier, transportation by trucks would take five days but it has come down to just three three days now as checkposts on borders have vanished after the GST. It means transportation cost has gone down. This is going to be transferred to consumers,”

Taking a dig at those opposed to the GST, he said: “Some people may be taking advantage of the lack of awareness. However, the benefits will be transferred (to consumers) in days to come.”

Talking about the conference, Modi said: “It shows how seriously we take the needs of our citizens and how we strive hard to solve their problems”.

“It is the first conference in the region, where everyone is trying in their own ways to save the interest of consumers. However, we have to keep in mind that the world is going towards a single market,” Modi said.(IANS)

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