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Highlights| ‘Jagan Reddy will take Andhra forward’, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be called upon by Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa and later meet leaders of the Tamil National Alliance.

By HT Correspondent | Jun 09, 2019 22:35 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold talks with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena. He would also be called upon by Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa and later meet leaders of the Tamil National Alliance.

PM Modi will offer prayers at the Tirumala temple in Tirupati later today. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will accompany him, reports news agency ANI.

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7:38 pm IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Tirumala temple in Tirupati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Tirumala temple to offer prayers. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy also present.

6:20 pm IST

‘Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and 75 years of independence in 2022, 2 big opportunities ahead of us’: PM Modi

The chapter of the election is over and the chapter of serving 130 crore countrymen has started.

There are 2 big opportunities in front of the country, one occasion is 2019, Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and the second is 2022, which is 75 years of independence. On these occasions, if 130 crore countrymen take one step forward, the country can move 130 crore steps forward.

6:05 pm IST

Jagan Reddy will take Andhra forward, says PM Modi

I want to give my best wishes to Jaganmohan Reddy ji, he too will take Andhra Pradesh forward, I want to assure that Indian govt will always be there for the people of Andhra.

6:00 pm IST

‘We, the BJP workers, will take country to greater heights in next 5 years’: PM Modi

‘We, the BJP workers, will take country to greater heights in next 5 years. We are not just electoral creatures, we are part of a dedicated system of activists associated with the happiness and sorrow of the people and committed to building a grand India: PM Narendra Modi addresses public meeting at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

5: 00 pm IST

Jagan Mohan Reddy receives PM Modi in Tirupati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Tirupati; received by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy. PM will offer prayers at temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala.

4:00 pm IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from Colombo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves from Colombo for India after concluding his two-nation visit to Sri Lanka & Maldives. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe accompanied PM Modi to the airport.

3:45 pm IST

Indian diaspora responsible for country’s strong position in world: PM Modi

“Today India’s position in the world is getting stronger and a large part of that credit goes to Indian diaspora. Wherever I go, am told about the successes and accomplishments of the Indian diaspora,” said PM Modi in Colombo.

3:40 pm IST

Indian community overseas and Government of India on same page: PM

“I am happy to share that the Indian community overseas and the Government of India are on the same page when it comes to several issues,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Indian Community at India House in Colombo.

2:32 pm IST

PM Modi signs visitor’s book Presidential Secretariat in Colombo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today signed visitors’ book at Presidential Secretariat. He was accompanied by the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena.

2:25 pm IST

PM Modi meets former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

1:02 pm IST

PM Modi plants sapling at Presidential Secretariat in Colombo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today planted a sapling at Presidential Secretariat in Sri Lanka’s Colombo. He was accompanied by Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena.

12:13 pm IST

PM Modi pays tribute to terror victims

PM Narendra Modi today paid tribute to victims at St Anthony’s Church in Colombo. The church had come under terrorist attack on Easter Sunday in April this year.

“I am confident Sri Lanka will rise again. Cowardly acts of terror cannot defeat the spirit of Sri Lanka.

India stands in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

11:48 am IST

Colombo turns a fortress as PM Modi lands in Sri Lanka

In preparation for PM Modi’s visit, the Sri Lankan capital’s nerve center, its Galle Face where the presidential secretariat and most ministries are located, has been all but barricaded for much of the weekend.

Also Read| Colombo turns a fortress as PM Modi lands in Sri Lanka

11:37 am IST

Happy to be back in Sri Lanka, my third visit to this beautiful island in four years: PM Modi

“Happy to be back in Sri Lanka, my third visit to this beautiful island in four years. Share the warmth shown by the people of SL in equal measure. India never forgets her friends when they are in need. Deeply touched by the ceremonial welcome,” tweets PM Narendra Modi.

 

11:22 am IST

PM Modi arrives in Colombo

Sri Lanka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Colombo, received by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Bandaranaike International Airport.

 

11:21 am IST

PM Modi and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih reaffirmed their “unequivocal and uncompromising position” against terrorism

Prime Minister Modi and President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih reaffirmed their “unequivocal and uncompromising position” against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, both within the region and elsewhere, according to India-Maldives joint statement.

11:01 am IST

PM Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka shows India’s humane approach: Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, Austin Fernando

On Friday, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, Austin Fernando said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Sri Lanka shows India’s humane approach towards the people of island-nation after the Easter Sunday blasts, reports news agency ANI.

10:42 am IST

PM Modi first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka after Easter terror attacks

PM Narendra Modi will become the first foreign dignitary to visit Sri Lanka since the bloody carnage by Islamist terrorists on Easter Sunday in April, in which more than 250 persons were killed.

Also Read| PM Modi, first foreign visitor to Lanka after attacks, to fire many messages

10:23 am IST

Visit will lead to stupendous outcomes: PM Modi

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi left from the Maldives on Sunday, he said that he is humbled by the affection received in the island nation and added that the two-day visit will lead to “stupendous outcomes”.

“Dear citizens of the Republic of Maldives, I am humbled by the affection I have received in your wonderful nation. Thank you for being great hosts. I also thank the Government for the hospitality. This visit will lead to stupendous outcomes, adding vigour to bilateral ties,” tweeted Narendra Modi.

10:13 am IST

India, Maldives ink 6 pacts as PM Modi, Maldivian President Solih hold talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih held wide-ranging talks on Saturday as the two countries signed six agreements to strengthen bilateral cooperation in key areas like defence and maritime security.

Read More| India, Maldives ink 6 pacts as PM Narendra Modi, Prez Solih hold talks

9:48 am IST

PM Modi urged world leaders to unite for combating terrorism

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that state sponsorship of terrorism is the biggest threat the humanity is facing today as he urged the world leaders to unite for combating the menace.

9:35 am IST

PM Modi leaves for Sri Lanka from Maldives

Male: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Sri Lanka from Maldives. He will meet Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena later in the day.

 

9:14 am IST

Narendra Modi arrived in Maldives on his first foreign visit after re-election as Prime Minister

Narendra Modi arrived in Maldives on his first foreign visit after re-election as Prime Minister to strengthen the bilateral ties, reflecting the importance India attaches to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.

9:05 am IST

PM Modi was conferred with Maldives’ highest honour “Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen” on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Maldives’ highest honour “Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen” on Saturday during his two-day state visit to the country.

8:56 am IST

PM Modi to offer prayers at Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh later in the day

Later in the day, the Prime Minister will offer prayers at Tirumala temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh before returning to New Delhi. Newly-elected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will accompany him to the holy shrine, reports news agency ANI.

 

8:49 am IST

PM Modi would be called upon by Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would also be called upon by Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa and later meet leaders of the Tamil National Alliance.

8:39 am IST

PM Modi to hold talks with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold talks with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena.