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Narendra Modi launches bus service between Janakpur in Nepal to Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday began the second day of his visit to Nepal with a tour of Muktinath temple. Prime Minister Oli will be hosting a dinner in the honour of his Indian counterpart.

Foreign secretaries of both the countries would take initiatives to resolve the issues, said Oli. Mr Modi stated that India will continue to remain a steadfast partner of the neighbouring country to implement its vision of "Samriddha Nepal, Sukhi Nepali". The project will also hold importance for India, as surplus power from the project will be exported from Dhalkebar in Nepal, to Muzzaffarpur in Bihar, according to DNA.

According to the Nepal's national bank, the Nepal Rashtra Bank (NRB), almost 33.6 million Indian rupees in Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 banknotes are now in the Nepali banking channel. Both sides, however, have agreed to dispatch a joint team to observe inundation in the Tarai caused by structures built by India close to the global border.

"Our relations do not have any definition but it is based on language".

On Friday too, PM Modi offered prayers and played a musical instrument at the 20th century Janaki temple in Janakpur in Nepal.

He also said that the two sides have agreed to an informal timeline to discuss all matters by September this year.

Both Prime Ministers agreed on expansion on cooperation in agriculture. "We laid new transmission lines for Nepal".

PM Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K.P. Oli Friday flagged off a direct bus service between Ayodhya and Janakpur, believed to be the birthplaces of Lord Ram and his wife Sita, respectively. We are also linking Nepal through the gas pipeline. I always want the development of our neighbours. On his part Oli said that the bus service "would increase people to people connectivity".

"Nepal comes first in our neighborhood policy", Modi told thousands of cheering people gathered in the town, which borders India. Without Nepal, India's dhams (temples) are incomplete. "I feel like I am among my own people". "But due to Nepal being a landlocked country, it is India which would be a natural friend to Nepal and not China", said Raju. Some of the projects have seen progress. Modi was wearing a Maithili kurta gifted by Prime Minister Oli. "Today, I'm happy that Nepal is developing rapidly". "We have been there for each other in the most hard of times", said Modi, whose voice appeared hoarse apparently due to his hectic campaign in Karnataka assembly elections. Oli joined him as he inspected the parade.

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