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Prince Charles Arrives in New Delhi for two day Visit to Meet PM Narendra Modi

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, accompanied by his wife arrived New Delhi for a two-day visit to India to complete their 10-day four-nation tour

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Prince Charles visits India with his wife for two days. Wikimedia.

New Delhi, Nov 9: Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, accompanied by his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles, arrived New Delhi on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India at the final leg of their 10-day four-nation tour that also took them to Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei.

“Their Royal Highnesses Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrive,” the British High Commission in India tweeted.

Prince Charles is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening and discuss a wide range of issues, including that of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which will take place in April 2018 in the UK.

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Prince Charles arrives in India with his wife. IANS.

Ahead of the royal couple’s arrival, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said climate change, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), economic cooperation, and other bilateral issues would also come up for discussion.

Bilateral trade between India and Britain stands at $12.19 billion. India is the third largest investor in Britain and the second largest international job creator in that country.

Britain is the third largest inward investor in India, with a cumulative equity investment of $24.37 billion for the period April 2000-June 2017

The Indian diaspora in UK is one of the largest ethnic minority communities in the country, with the 2011 census recording approximately 1.5 million people of Indian origin equating to almost 1.8 percent of the population and contributing 6 per cent of the country’s GDP.

This will be Prince Charles ‘s ninth visit to India. He had earlier visited India in 1975, 1980, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2013. (IANS)

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New Delhi: Crowdfunding Raises over Rs 26.31 Lakh for Youth’s Treatment

Nikita requires a higher dose of chemotherapy (Line 2), a stem cell transplant and a probable radiation therapy, which costs around Rs 75 lakh

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Aware of the hospital expenses, Nikita's sister Ishita Sachdeva took ImpactGuru. com -- a crowdfunding company -- to raise funds for her sister's treatment. Pixabay

Over Rs 26.31 lakh raised through crowdfunding for New Delhi-basesd 26-year-old Nikita Sachdeva, who is suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.

Nikita’s mother, a single parent, works as a teacher and is the only earning member of the family.

Aware of the hospital expenses, Nikita’s sister Ishita Sachdeva took ImpactGuru . com — a crowdfunding company — to raise funds for her sister’s treatment.

Nikita requires a higher dose of chemotherapy (Line 2), a stem cell transplant and a probable radiation therapy, which costs around Rs 75 lakh.

Crowdfunding, New Delhi, Nikita Sachdeva
Nikita’s mother, a single parent, works as a teacher and is the only earning member of the family. Pixabay

“Healthcare crowdfunding is an alternative method of raising funds online for medical expenses, with the patient primarily relying on social media networks to mobilise donors to finance the relevant medical bills,” said Piyush Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, ImpactGuru . com.

The additional advantage of crowdfunding is that patients do not have to repay that money back to the funders as the money provided online is a donation and not a loan. As in the case of Nikita, ImpactGuru is pleased to serve as a financing solution in her time of medical need,” Jain added.

In a span of two weeks, 448 donors have cumulatively contributed over Rs 26.31 lakh through crowdfunding for Nikita’s treatment.

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She is currently undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre in Delhi. (IANS)