10 team World Cup is a backward step: Tendulkar

Sydney: Calling the ICC's decision to reduce the number of teams in the 2019 World Cup "a...... Read More >>

Seeking repayment for waived farm loans?

DMK president M Karunanidhi asked the Tamil Nadu government if it was true that farmers were...... Read More >>

11 deaths due to swine flu in TN so far

11 persons have died due to swine flu in the state so far with over 300 persons being infected...... Read More >>

Top US coach Shoulberg feels Indians can do well in swimming

Mumbai: Top American swimming coach Richard Shoulberg feels there is no reason why Indian...... Read More >>

Sensex up 115 pts in early trade on fresh buying

Mumbai, Mar 5: The benchmark BSE Sensex today jumped by 115 points in early trade today on back...... Read More >>



Modi holds talks with Sharif; raises terror, 26/11 trial

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi  raised issues of terror and the trial in Mumbai attack case in his first bilateral meeting with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here today.

According to sources, Modi raised the issue of slow pace of trial in 26/11 terror case which was being held in Pakistan and as also India's core concern of terror with the visiting Pakistani leader.

The two leaders also talked about ways to enhance cooperation in the field of trade during the meeting which was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh among others, they said.

The two leaders had a firm handshake and posed for photographers before heading towards the meeting room for talks at the ceremonial Hyderabad House.

Ahead of his meeting, Sharif had yesterday said he was carrying a message of peace and intends to pick up the threads with India's new leader Narendra Modi from where he and then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee left off in 1999.

Both governments have a strong mandate and this could help in "turning a new page in our relations", the Pakistan Prime Minister had said.

Sharif's visit is seen as significant by political observers here given that hardline elements in Pakistan have expressed their unhappiness over his responding to the invitation positively.



Today's E-Paper