India and UAE on Thursday discussed the threats posed by the Islamic State (IS), increasing radicalisation of young people, and the need for a joint effort to counter terrorism during wide-ranging talks focusing on deepening security cooperation and expanding bilateral trade. 

    New Delhi also made a strong case for action on pending extradition requests for certain individuals wanted in India. The discussions took place at a ministerial commission meeting, held barely a fortnight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UAE, the first by an Indian PM in 34 years. 

    External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her visiting counterpart Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan co-chaired the meeting.

    The two sides signed MOUs on cooperation in several areas, including higher education and scientific research, tourism, cooperation between the respective telecom regulatory authorities, and also between the FICCI and the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

    A government statement said the two sides agreed to increase bilateral trade by 60% over the next five years and also to encourage the UAE’s investment institutions to raise their stake in India, with an aim of reaching a target of US$ 75 billion.

    The visiting UAE minister also called on Modi and held meetings with defence minister and railways minister before attending a dinner hosted by national security adviser Ajit Doval. PM Modi recalled his successful visit to the UAE and said it had “charted a new course” in bilateral relations that would not only be beneficial for the two countries but also contribute to peace and prosperity in Asia and beyond.

Yash Chopra still recuperating in hospital

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Oct 17, 2012 18:24 IST
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    Shah Rukh Khan kisses his favourite director Yash Raj Chopra on his 81st birthday at Jab Tak Hai Jaan promotional event in Mumbai.

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    Yash Raj Chopra celebrates his birthday with Shah Rukh Khan at a film promotion in Mumbai on September 27, 2012.

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    Yash Chopra announced Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be his final film as director.

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    Chopra has made some of Indian cinema's most memorable films such as Deewar, Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Chandni and Veer-Zaara.

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    Jab Tak Hai Jaan, with Chopra at the helm for the last time, opens in cinemas in November, eight years after his last project Veer-Zaara.

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    "I always tell everyone that if you do one film in your life, it should be a Yash Chopra film," Shah Rukh Khan said.

Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra, who was admitted to a city hospital after being diagnosed with dengue, is on his way to recovery, sources said.

Chopra was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on October 13 after being diagnosed with an attack of dengue.

"He is in the hospital and doing fine," hospital sources said, without divulging any more details.

"He is much better though still in hospital," a spokesperson from Yash Raj Films said. Chopra had announced his retirement from film direction last month.

The filmmaker is looking forward to the release of his upcoming romantic movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the lead. It is set to release on November 13.

In his over five decade old career, Chopra has made several hits like Deewar, Trishul, Chandni, Silsila, Veer Zaara and others.

 

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