Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi gifted an official football from the FIFA U-17 World Cup to the young prince of Bhutan. King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the queen and their son arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit.
“Presented the Prince of Bhutan an official football from the FIFA U-17 World Cup and a chess set,” PM Modi tweeted. He said he had a wonderful meeting with the three visitors.
India and Bhutan have also agreed to celebrate 2018 as the golden jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between the two neighbours, a statement by the Bhutanese Embassy said. President Ram Nath Kovind, during his meeting with Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, invited to him on a state visit to India during the golden jubilee year, which was accepted by the visiting dignitary.
“The meetings were held in a very warm and cordial atmosphere, reflecting the spirit of mutual trust and understanding that characterise the exceptionally friendly ties between the two countries,” the statement said.
Shatrughan takes aim at BJP again
In a sharp attack on his own party government, BJP lawmaker Shatrughan Sinha said in New Delhi on November 1 that demonetisation and GST were like a double dose of bitter pills and his party should “read the writing on the wall”.
Using a Hindi idiom that GST after the note ban was like karela pe neem chadha(bitter gourd laced with neem leaves), the actor-turned-politician said, “We have been taught that the nation is bigger than any party or individual. When I speak in the interest of the nation, one should realise that it will help our party as well. So many people have become unemployed, businesses shut and so many homes destroyed. One should move beyond the cocktail circuit and see what’s happening.”
Later, in a short media interaction, he claimed he was not challenging his party but showing mirror to it in national interest.