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India's largest news agency, Press Trust of India is a non-profit sharing cooperative owned by the country's newspapers. PTI's subscribers include newspapers, television channels, the state-run All India Radio and Doordarshan, the national broadcaster, government organisations, websites and several media and non-media organisations. With a staff of 1300 including 400 journalists, PTI has over 70 bureaus across the country and corresondents in major cities in the world.

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Kolkata: Vice President of India Hamid Ansari being welcome during celebration & tribute to St. Teresa of Calcutta, in Kolkata. PTI

Kolkata: Vice President of India Hamid Ansari being welcome during celebration & tribute to St. Teresa of Calcutta, in Kolkata. PTI

Singapore PM on five-day India trip

Singapore, Oct 3 (PTI) Prime Minister of Singapore Lee
Hsien Loong will arrive in India today on a five-day visit
aimed at deepening bilateral ties in a range of areas
including trade and investment.
The Singaporean Prime Minister would be accompanied by
his wife Ho Ching, a number of key Ministers and senior
During the visit, he will be hosted for lunch by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi and the two leaders will hold bilateral
talks to explore ways to bolster ties between the two
Both leaders will tomorrow witness the exchange of an MOU
on cooperation in industrial property between the Department
of Industrial Policy and Promotion, and Singapore's
Intellectual Property Office.
Besides that, two more MOUs will be exchanged on
cooperation on establishment of a North East Skills Centre in
Assam between the Assam Government and the Institute of
Technical Education Education Services, and cooperation in
skills development between the National Skill Development
Corporation and Singapore's Institute of Technical Education
Education Services.
Lee will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and
attend a reception for Singaporeans based in India.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also call on
the Prime Minister of Singapore.
The Prime Minister of Singapore's delegation would
include Minister of Trade and Industry S Iswaran, Acting
Minister of Education and Senior Minister of State for
Defence, Ong Ye Kung, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of
Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mohamed Maliki Bin
Osman, the External Affairs Ministry said.
Members of Parliament Denise Phua and Vikram Nair will
also be part of the delegation.
The Prime Minister of Singapore will also visit Udaipur
in Rajasthan on October 5-6. State Chief Minister Vasundhara
Raje will call upon him and also host the Singapore Prime
Minister to a lunch.
During his visit to Udaipur, Lee will attend the launch
of Centre of Excellence for Tourism Training as part of
skills development collaboration under the India-Singapore
Strategic Partnership signed in November 2015.
Besides that, he will also witness the signing of an MOU
on cooperation on tourism and urban solutions between
Rajasthan Government and Singapore's International Enterprise.
An agreement on a Capacity Building Programme in tourism
and hospitality between the state government and Singapore's
Cooperation Enterprise will also be signed.
He last visited India in December 2012 to attend the
ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit. PTI