Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver global address in United Kingdom this week

Such incidents can’t be part of civilised society’ Modi speaks very briefly on Kathua Unnao rapes

PM breaks silence on Unnao, Kathua: No guilty will be spared Our daughters will get justice

"As a society, as a country, we will be ashamed", the prime minister said referring to the incidents of rapes in Unnao and Kathua.

"At the suggestion of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be making a brief stopover in Berlin on 20 April after completing his visits to Sweden and the United Kingdom".

Several retired civil servants have written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to uphold the values enshrined in the Constitution.

The Prime Minister maintained that the issue of regional imbalance could be resolved through various types of connectivity like road, railway, air and information technology.

PM Modi was in Bijapur to inaugurate the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

He also appealed to the people from the backward districts to join a mass movement with a different approach leveraging information technology for transformation. "If all people of the district and local administration, public representatives make an effort together then something which has not be done in the past 70 years can be achieved in a short time", he emphasised. There will be no change with the old ways.

Modi was addressing a function here, he further said, the incidents did not benefit any civilized society and had shaken the humanitarian sensibilities of society.

"I want to make these districts not only "abhilashi" (aspirational) but also "mahtvakanshi" (ambitious) so that they emerge as a development model", he said.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Health Minister J P Nadda were also present on the occasion. He surprised thousands of people when he walked up to her, bent down and helped the bare-footed woman wear her new pair of slippers. Under this scheme and initiative, Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada will be benefitted.

PM Modi will then head for his audience with the Queen at Buckingham Palace before the Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath diaspora event to be telecast live from an as-yet undisclosed iconic central London venue on Wednesday evening. He will also meet Indian-origin scientists working on cancer research, malaria and other tropical diseases before going in to the India-UK CEOs Forum. "I will be focusing on enhancing India-UK partnership in the areas of healthcare, innovation, digitisation, electric mobility, clean energy, and cyber security", the Prime Minister said.

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