On the United Nations vote issue, speaking on Friday ahead of the arrival of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to India on a six-day visit starting Sunday, Israeli Ambassador Daniel Carmon pointed out that recently when Indian Judge Justice Dalveer Bhandari was contesting for re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Israel had gone so far in India's support as to adopt Justice Bhandari as its candidate too. He mentioned Israel's support to the Indian candidate for the International Court of Justice, Judge Dalveer Bhandari, a year ago as an example of Israel's support for India at an important multilateral forum.
In a statement, Netanyahu praised the budget as "excellent", saying it "reflects our consistent and responsible policies: A budget that, on one hand, maintains growth and economic strength, and on the other hand, takes care of the social needs of all Israeli citizens".
Rafael missile deal with Israel may still go through, via a different route
Not surprisingly, during his visit, Modi enthusiastically coined the term, "I4I", standing for "India for Israel and Israel for India", while Netanyahu spoke of: "I squared, T squared", standing for, "India-Israel Ties for Tomorrow".
Rawat said the deal was scrapped after the state-run Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) offered to manufacture similar missiles in line with premier Narendra Modi's pet "Make in India" initiative. His visit comes nearly 15 years after the first visit by the then prime minister Ariel Sharon in 2003. He hinted that New Delhi was reconsidering buying the missiles through government to government route. In Gujarat, the two Prime Ministers will visit the Center of Excellence in Vadrad and inaugurate a Center of Excellence for date palms in Bhuj via video conference. "I am deeply honoured to stand here today to salute the valiant soldiers, who laid down their lives for the liberation of Haifa during the first World War", Modi had written in the visitors' book.
Tamilnadu MLA's Salary to be doubled from this Fiscal Year
Transport workers have been demanded for a pay revision to Rs 30,000 though, the authorities are only ready to pay Rs 24,400. However, the proposed pay hike was opposed by TTV Dinakaran, the rebel AIADMK leader and the DMK, the main opposition party.
The "road show" is said to be an 8-kilometre drive from the airport to the Sabarmati Ashram.
Last week, the Israeli firm said it received an official notification from Indias Ministry of Defence about cancellation of the deal.
Travel story: A flight from New Zealand made it
The International Date Line zig-zags from the North Pole to the South Pole through the sparsely populated Pacific Ocean. Thanks to the different time zones across the globe! The flight was travelling from Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu.
He will have a "power breakfast" with Indian business leaders, a business seminar, attend two memorial services for the victims of Mumbai terror attacks at the Taj Mahal hotel and Nariman House and finally a gala event with Bollywood actors, directors and producers. The Prime Minister will reach out to Bollywood in an exclusive "Shalom Bollywood" event.
"Let's not forget that before Modi visited Israel a year ago, he hosted Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in New Delhi as well", Mr Taneja said.
Exploding vehicle destroys 1400 others in Liverpool auto park
Chief Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service Officer Dan Stephens said tightened budgets meant large fires presented huge challenges. Firefighters were first called around 16.40 on Sunday but were still at the scene the following morning, New Year's Day.