Govt will build 1.5 lakh Health & Welfare Centres across districts: PM Modi

In a tweet late Friday Congress President Rahul Gandhi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaking his silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases

In a tweet late Friday Congress President Rahul Gandhi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaking his silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases

Following his meeting with Theresa May, the prime minister will head to the Science Museum in London to visit the "5000 Years of Science and Innovation" exhibition and interact with Indian-origin and other scientists and innovators based in the UK.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today embark on a five-day visit to Sweden and the United Kingdom with an aim to boost bilateral cooperation in key areas, including trade and investment.

From Sweden, Mr Modi will leave for Britain on April 17 evening. India and Sweden share warm and friendly ties. He said, the partnership is based on democratic values and commitment to an open, inclusive and rule-based global order.

India and Sweden are set to sign a security agreement when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Stockholm next week, people familiar with the developments said, a move that will facilitate transfer of technology if Swedish defence major Saab is chosen to build fighter jets here. "Sweden is a valuable partner in our development initiatives", the Prime Minister said in a post on Facebook ahead of his visit. Prime Ministers of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland would also be attending that Summit, being jointly organised by India and Sweden.

Like everyone else, Union Health Minister JP Nadda, who was standing next to the Prime Minister when he chose to make it a memorable moment for the woman, was also taken aback.

Prime Minister Modi, who arrives in the United Kingdom from Sweden on Tuesday night, is also among only three senior world leaders attending CHOGM to be invited for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday evening, they said.

Narendra Modi Finally Responds On The Rape Cases In The Country:- With Unnao and Kathua rape cases sparkling intense protest across the country, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stayed tightlipped without making any comments on the issues. The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral discussions with his Swedish counterpart. I would also call on His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Swede, "the PM said".

My visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement.

Apart from these two nations, he will also visit Germany on April 20 briefly. He will also focus on meeting the heads of state of number of small island nations from across the globe who will attend the CHOGM, which is being held on April 19 and 20.

"The Commonwealth is a unique multilateral grouping that not only provides useful assistance to its developing country members, particularly the small states and small-island developing states, but also has a strong worldwide voice for development issues, "the PM said".