Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi’s Meeting live Coverage

PM Nawaz Sharif & PM Modi' meeting begun

NEW DELHI: India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding landmark talks with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif on his first day on the job.

The May 27 meeting marks the first time an Indian prime minister has hosted a Pakistani leader for official talks in New Delhi since the breakdown in relations following the 2008 attacks by Pakistani militants in Mumbai, in which 166 people were killed.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Nawaz Sharif and after a handshake the two leaders went for talks in the conference room of Hyerabad House.

12:47 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at Hyderabad House.
12.41 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif arrives at Hyderabad House to meet PM Narendra Modi
12:20 pm: Nawaz Sharif leaves for Hyderabad House to meet PM Narendra Modi
11:40 am: Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House
10:37 am: President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House
10:30 am:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces ex-gratia payment of Rs. 2 Lakh each to next of kin of those deceased in Gorakhdam Express accident, Rs50,000 to injured. He has directed Railway Ministry to ensure relief operaations following Gorakhdham Express accident are carried out smoothly.
10.16 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi creates a new ministry of Ganga Rejuvenation with Uma Bharati as Cabinet minister.
9:58 am: Arun Jaitley assumes charge as Finance Minister, says his stint as Defence Minister is “transitory”. Jaitley adds: “The balancing act on inflation and interest rates will have to be done.”
9:57 am: After a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, PM Modi meets Maldives President Abdulla Yameen.
9:50 am: Prakash Javadekar, who has been given the responsibility of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), said he has called the officials and will take charge around afternoon after holding discussions with them. Javadekar further assured press freedom.
9:49 am: Arun Jaitley is all set to assume charge as Finance Minister. He will also head the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Defence.
9.40 am: Narendra Modi meets Haid Karzai for diplomatic talks.
9.35 am: Afghanistan President, Hamid Karzai reaches Hyderabad House.
9:21 am: Modi reaches Hyderabad House. He is accompanied by Sushma Swaraj, who was just officially announced as the country’s new External Affairs Minister.
9:05 am: After taking charge as PM, Narendra Modi leaves for Hyderabad House.
9:04 am: Modi Cabinet portfolios announced.
9:03 am: Sharif meets Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari.
8:59 am: Modi formally takes charge as the Prime Minister.
8:55 am: Modi offers tribute to Mahatma Gandhi before taking charge.
8:50 am: Modi arrives at South Block, to soon take charge at the Prime Minister’s Office.
8:48 am: Sharif offers prayers at Jama Masjid. He will also visit Red Fort.
8:45 am: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif arrives at Jama Masjid.
8:44 am: Narendra Modi is enroute to PMO from Gujarat Bhawan.
8: 40 am: Modi will reportedly hold first Cabinet meet at 6:30 pm.
8:39 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to arrive in South Block shortly.
8: 35 am: Narendra Modi will meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai at 9:30 am.
8:15 am: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf will visit Jama Masjid, hours before his scheduled talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Sharif will visit Jama Masjid at 8:30 am. He will later go to Red Fort. Sharif is scheduled to hold talks with PM Modi at around 12:10 pm.
8:10 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and other leaders from the SAARC countries today in one of his first engagements after taking charge.
8:05 am:Modi’s first meeting today will be with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at Hyderabad House at 9.30 am.
8:00 am: Narendra Modi will today officially take charge of the new government.

Modi is regarded with deep suspicion by many in Pakistan after anti-Muslim riots in his home state of western Gujarat in 2002 killed at least 1,000 people.

Modi is also due to hold brief one-on-one meetings with the leaders of Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mauritius, and Maldives.

Modi took the oath as India’s 15th prime minister on May 26 after leading the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party to a decisive victory in general elections.

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