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Around 6 months after the visit to Israel, PM Modi on Friday will be leaving for a 3-nation tour that will begin by visiting Palestine, then the United Arab Emirates and conclude with a visit to Oman.

"Had a wonderful meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan". He also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Shah, was indulging in a "heinous" act of using departments like the Income Tax to target opposition leaders, which no other political leader has done in the past.

The visit is also aimed at deepening the bilateral agenda, including cooperation in areas of health, IT, tourism, youth affairs, sports and agriculture. When asked whether he has had a holiday, Modi told the paper: "I have not been on a holiday either as Chief Minister or now as Prime Minister".

A fortnight before the board exams commence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the students of the country to discuss the importance of exams and why exams should be fun. Modi is reaching Ramallah tomorrow amid heightened tensions in the region after US President Donald TrumprecognisedJerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Prior to Modi, former President Pranab Mukherjee and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had visited Palestine in October 2015 and January 2016 respectively. If successful, the country's influence in West Asia would increase, enabling for further promotion of Indian interests in the conflict-prone region.

European shares higher, Asia mixed after Wall St rebound
A topsy-turvy session for the S&P 500 Index ended with technology, materials and consumer shares leading a 1.7 per cent advance. The US benchmark S&P 500 fell by more than 4 per cent while the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 4.6 per cent on Monday.


The Gulf is home to nine million Indians who remit $35 billion home each year, sustaining millions of families.

In the UAE, he will hold talks with Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed. New Delhi is funding an India-Palestinian technology park in Ramallah to help develop IT skills and generate employment.

Also, Prime Minister Modi would be addressing the Sixth World Government Summit to be held in Dubai, at which India has been extended the "Guest of Honour" status.

Modi is scheduled to interact with UAE and Arab CEOs in Dubai on the economic opportunities in India.

On the last leg of his trip, Modi would travel to Oman from February 11-12. Jordan's Indian community representatives also greeted him.

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