Modi to visit JK on Eid eve: BJP

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the state on July 17. It would be his first visit after the PDP-BJP coalition government was formed in March this year.

“It will be a goodwill visit on Eid eve,” said a senior BJP leader, who requested anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to the media.
It was learnt that Modi is likely to announce the financial package for the state, which his government is working on currently.
Modi has visited the state six times since he took charge as the PM in May last year.

PM to meet Sharif on sidelines of SCO summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif will meet on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Russia on July 10.
According to sources, the two leaders, who will be present in Ufa to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, will be meeting on the sidelines of it.
However, the details of the meeting were not specified. Modi, who is embarking on a six-nation visit today, will be in Russia to attend SCO as well as the BRICS Summit.
Modi and Sharif had last met in Kathmandu in November at the SAARC Summit where they did not, however, hold any bilateral meeting.
Earlier at the beginning of the holy month of Ramzan, the Prime Minister had called Sharif and extended his best wishes while stressing the need for having peaceful and bilateral ties.
During his telephonic conversation, Modi had also conveyed to his Pakistani counterpart India’s decision to release detained Pakistani fishermen on the occasion of Ramzan.
The call was seen by many as an attempt to reach out to Pakistan after leaders from both sides exchanged sharp comments after Modi’s critical remarks about Pakistan during his Bangladesh visit and in the wake of India’s military action in Myanmar.