Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi’s Meeting live Coverage
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.