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  1. Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu in Gujarat: Israel has brought revolution in agriculture with the help of technology , says PM

Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu in Gujarat: Israel has brought revolution in agriculture with the help of technology , says PM

Live Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu in Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu are scheduled to attend a slew of events in Gujarat today. The Prime Ministers will be travelling to Gujarat today where they will start off the day by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram.

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Live Narendra Modi, Benjamin Netanyahu in Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi and Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu are scheduled to attend a slew of events in Gujarat today.Benjamin Netanyahu and PM Modi have already arrived in Ahmedabad to attend their scheduled engagements. They will start off the day by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram. Following this, they will inaugurate the iCreate Center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad. They will also visit a Startup Exhibition and interact with innovators and Startup CEOs. Both the leaders will dedicate a mobile water desalination van to Suigam Taluka, of Banaskantha district, through a video link. Both leaders will also address the gathering there. They are also scheduled to visit the Centre of Excellence for Vegetables at Vadrad in Sabarkantha district. They will inaugurate the Centre of Excellence for Date Palms at Kukama via a video link. The two leaders will also interact with farmers. Yesterday Netanyahu addressed the inaugural session of the ‘Raisina Dialogue’.

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10:15 pm

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu arrived in Mumbai, received by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis

7:16 pm: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu & his wife Sara Netanyahu depart for Mumbai from Ahmedabad.

6:45 pm: “Last year, I was shown a motorable vehicle (during a visit to Israel), which can purify dirty water. I was driven by the prime minister (Netanyahu). He has brought this vehicle
here as a gift,” Modi said.

6:30 pm: A live demonstration of desalination of seawater using the vehicle was shown on a screen during the event via video-conferencing from Suigam village on India-Pak border in Banaskantha district.

6:20 pm: The mobile water treatment jeep was dedicated to the people of Suigam village in Banaskantha by Modi in the presence of Netanyahu at a function near Bawla town in
Ahmedabad district.

6:05 pm: Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a special gift – the Gal-Mobile water desalination and purification jeep – to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi today.

5:50 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today his government is making efforts to create systems that are innovation-friendly to build an innovation-driven new India.

5:39 pm: Our relation with Israel through Centre of Excellence has to be taken forward to bring about change. I thank PM Netanyahu for taking time for our farmers and talking to them: PM Narendra Modi

5:37 pm: We are working towards doubling farmer incomes by 2022. For this, optimum utilisation of land resources, ensuring minimum wastage and understanding the needs of the market assume importance: PM Modi in Vadrad.

5:35 pm: We are all aware of the strides Israel has made in agriculture, including when it comes to managing water resources and irrigation. Israel shows the way on how to transform a nation with the agriculture sector at the core: PM Modi at Centre of Excellence in Vadrad

5:34 pm: With the help of technology & advanced Science, Israel has brought revolution in the sector of agriculture: PM Narendra Modi in Vadra

5:30 pm: I know something about Mashav. We operate in many countries but the biggest project that Mashav has is here in India because India has a leader, has a vision: PM Benjamin Netanyahu

5:20 pm: The Israeli PM is the third international leader whom Modi is hosting in his home state of Gujarat.

5:10 pm:

5:01 pm: PM Narendra Modi and his Israel counterpart Israel Benjamin Netanyahu at iCreate Center, at Deo Dholera Village, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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4:45 pm: PM Narendra Modi Modi had also accompanied Chinese President Xi Jinping and his spouse to the riverfront during the latter’s India visit in 2014.

4:35 pm: They had also spent some time at the Sabarmati Riverfront, developed during Modi’s tenure as Gujarat chief minister.

4:25 pm: Modi and Japanese premier Shinzo Abe had held a joint roadshow in an open jeep during the latter’s visit in Ahmedabad in September last year. The Indian premier had shown Abe and his
wife around at the Sabarmati Ashram, where Mahatma Gandhi had stayed for a long time.

4:17 pm: The Israeli PM is the third international leader whom Modi is hosting in his home state of Gujarat.

4:10 pm: He left the ashram in 1930 when he took out the Dandi March from here, with a vow not to return to the place till India got Independence.

4:01 pm: Gandhi had spent a large part of his life in the Sabarmati Ashram after he returned to India from South Africa to lead India’s non-violent freedom struggle.

3:45 pm: They also flew kites for a couple of minutes, as their visit comes just a few days after ‘Uttarayana’ (or Makar Sankranti), the Gujarat’s popular kite festival.

3:30 pm: In a four-line message jointly signed by Netanyahu and his wife Sara in the visitor’s log book at the ashram, the Israeli dignitaries said their “visit was inspiring”.

3:15 pm: Earlier, Netanyahu arrived in Ahmedabad this morning and held a grand roadshow along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before visiting the Sabarmati Ashram, the abode of Mahatma Gandhi for a long time.

3:03 pm: The gift presented by Israel PM has touched hearts of people in India, he says.

3:01 pm:Hope ties between both countries will improve further, says PM Modi.

2:58: Respect for each other culture with strengthen ties between India and Israel, says PM Modi.

2:56 pm: Youth of the country must come up with new innovative ideas to sort out problems that youth are facing today, says PM.

2:55 pm: Four days ago, ISRO made a century in satellite launching. Such success needs dedication, hard work & dreams. Such energy is filled in our scientists & youth: PM Modi.

2:54 pm: We are working towards making entire system in our country innovation-friendly, so that- ideas are formed from intent, innovations are formed from ideas & New India is formed from innovations says PM Modi.

2:53 pm: When I launched iCreate a few years ago, I said I want to link it with Israel. My motive was that this institution & our youth is benefited by Israel’s experience & their start-up environment: PM Modi

2:51 pm: There is always tension between convention and innovation. Whenever efforts have been done for innovation, somebody has always criticised, says PM Modi.

2:48 pm: People across the globe are impressed with Israel’s technology and creativity, says PM Modi.

2:46 pm: People of Israel have proved that size of the country does not matter but determination, says PM.

2:44 pm: When I launched iCreate a few years ago, I said I want to link it with Israel. My motive was that this institution & our youth is benefited by Israel’s experience & their start-up environment: PM Modi at iCreate Centre in Ahmedabad.

2:42 pm: India and Israel need to strenghthen ties, says PM Modi.

2:40 pm: When a farmer sows a small plant, coming generations receives fruits of that huge tree. The farmer’s soul feels elated with this. We are feeling the same happiness on the inauguration of iCreate: PM Modi

2:38 pm: Greater the dream, more spectacular the result, says PM on India-Israel relations

2:36 pm: Innovation played key role in bringing people of Israel and India together, says Modi

2:34 pm:When I went to Israel last year, I made up my mind that this foundation should have more strong relations with Israel. From that time, I was waiting for my friend Benjamin Netanyahu to come to India. He is here & now we are inaugurating this foundation: PM Modi at iCreate Centre

2:32: Gujarat and Gujaratis has made name in pharmaceutical industry, says PM Modi

2:30 pm: Very happy with Natanyahu visit, says PM Narendra Modi.

2:28 pm: Many Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the liberation of Haifa were Gujaratis. Thank you Gujarat: Benjamin Netanyahu

2:27 pm:Thank PM Modi for his friendship and recognising India-Israel Partnership. Ends his speech with “Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.”

2:25 pm: Want young Israelis to come to India, says Natanyahu.

2:24 pm: PM Modi and I are both very young and both very optimistic, we are young in our thinking & optimistic about the future: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu

2: 22 pm: I am delighted to be here. The world knows about iPads and iPods, there is on more i that the world needs to know about, that is iCreate: Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

2:10 am: The two dignitaries also tried their hands at the ‘charkha’, the hand spinning wheel which was emblematic of
India’s quest for self-reliance during the freedom struggle.

2:09 pm: Earlier, the Israeli PM and his wife spent around 20 minutes in the ashram premises, where they visited ‘Hriday Kunj’, the home of Mahatma Gandhi.

2:01 pm: In a four-line message jointly signed by Netanyahu and his wife Sara in the visitor’s log book at the ashram, the Israeli dignitaries said their “visit was inspiring”.

2:00 pm: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today described Mahatma Gandhi as one of the great prophets of humanity.

Here is how Gujarat welcomed Mrs. Netanyahu and PM Netanyahu

1:14 pm: Post Makar Sankranti, PM Netanyahu and wife get a taste of Indian culture with kite flying

1:12 pm: Amit Malviya tweets:

12:54 pm: PM Narendra Modi teaches his friend Benjamin Netanyahu tricks of kite flying

12:48 pm: Gujarat extends a warm welcome to Mrs. Netanyahu and PM Netanyahu.

12:46 pm: Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu’s message at Sabarmati Ashram

12:15 pm: Check out this video of Netanyahu and Narendra modi in Sabarmati Ashram

12:11 pm: PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram

11:47 am: Netanyahu, Nrendra Modi reach Sabarmati Ashram, pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi

11:42 am: PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu on their way to Sabarmati Ashram

11:40 am: Ahmedabad gives a rousing reception to PM Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu

11:33 am: the roadshow will take place from Airport to Sabarmati Ashram where both the leaders are going to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

11:30 am: PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu’s roadshow in Ahmedabad

11:20 am: PM Modi receives Israeli PM Netanyahu with wide Sara, will got o Sabarmati Ashram to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.

11:17 am: #Gujarat Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu arrive in Ahmedabad, received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

11:13 am: Netanyahu arrives in Gujarat with wife Sara.

11:04 am: Check out the video on Modi meets Netanyahu

10:56 am: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in New Delhi for a six-day visit Sunday and will travel to Mumbai on Thursday where he will visit the Chabad Center where Holtzberg’s parents, Rabbi Gabriel Noach Holtzberg and his wife Rivkah, were gunned down as 10 Muslim militants rampaged through Mumbai in a three-day siege. Netanyahu is to unveil a memorial to the 166 people who were killed in the attacks.

10:49 am: Prime Minister Netanyahu will later depart for Mumbai after attending the slew of functions scheduled in Gujarat today

10:31 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, to receive Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu shortly.

9:45 am: The dignitaries spent some time at Hotel Amar Vilas before leaving for the monument in golf carts.

9:44 am: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu along with his wife Sara visited the 17th century Mughal monument Taj Mahal yesterday.

9:21 am: Gujarat Preparations underway for inauguration of icreate center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad; PM Modi and Israel PM Netanyahu to attend.

8:57 am: There will be a live demonstration of desalination of sea water that the two prime ministers will witness through video conferencing from the iCreate centre on Janaury 17.

8:53 am: The Israeli prime minister will also present Modi a special gift — the Gal-Mobile water desalinisation and purification jeep the two leaders rode at Israel’s Olga beach last year.

8:46 am: Around 50 stages will be erected on the roadside along the stretch and people from different states of the country will welcome Netanyahu.

8:14 am: “In September 2012, Modi, the then Gujarat chief minister, conducted the ground breaking ceremony for a campus for iCreate on a 40-acre plot of land at Dev Dholera,” a press release from iCreate said.

8:01 am: The two prime ministers will also recognise and award 38 entrepreneurial projects from the two countries — 18 from India and 20 from Israel — and will engage with some of the people behind the start-ups, iCreate officials said.

8:00 am: Called the International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate), the body is a public private partnership (PPP) venture of the Gujarat government, set up to nurture entrepreneurs by providing them with funds, space, mentors and other facilities.

7:58 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjaman Netanyahu will dedicate to the nation a centre for entrepreneurship and technology during their visit here tomorrow, the organisation said.

7:46 am: PM Narendra Modi’s official twitter handle shared the itinery of the day:

7:37 am: In lieu of the roadshow, many roads along the route have been temporarily closed by civic authorities to ensure seamless travel for the two leaders. However, this may hamper normal life in the city.

7:35 am: The 14-km-long roadshow will be heavily guarded by security forces including Israeli snipers 12 teams from ‘Chetak commandos’, Quick Response Teams, the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad and police, who will be guarding the venues.

7:33 am: The two leaders are scheduled to arrive at the airport around 10:30 a.m., from where they will proceed to Sabarmati Ashram to pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi.

7:39 am: Security deployments are all in place ahead of the roadshow to be held jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

7:15 am: PM to receive Israel PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu in Gujarat. Both PMs to inaugurate iCreate Center at Deo Dholera Village in Ahmedabad. They’ll also dedicate a mobile water desalination van to Suigam Taluka, of Banaskantha district, via video link

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