Why 49 ex-bureaucrats have written a stinging letter to PM Modi

The big news Modi says country is ashamed of Kathua Unnao rapes and 9 other top stories

PM Modi is also scheduled to attend the first India-Nordic Summit on April 17, which is an effort to raise relations with the five countries of the region - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. Sweden's specialisation in green energy converges with India's recent push to renewable energy generation.

Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to attack PM Modi, he tweeted, 'Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for breaking your long silence. The groups had staged a noisy demonstration outside Downing Street during Modi's last visit to Britain in November 2015.

PM Modi will meet King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace in the morning of April 17th, followed by bilateral talks with Löfven and roundtable discussions with the business leaders.

Prime minister, we write to you not just to express our collective sense of shame and not just to give voice to our anguish or lament and mourn the death of our civilisational values - but to express our rage.

They collectively appreciated the presence of the Prime Minister in Sweden while highlighting the fact that after a gap of 30 years an Indian Prime Minister has visited Sweden.

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One of the visitors hailed the Union Government's project of Digital India while saying, "We hope that the foreign visits of Prime Minister Modi will strengthen Digital India and his aim of taking lessons from foreign technology and then apply in India will also be fulfilled".

Modi in Sweden LIVE Updates: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven received Modi at the airport. "India and the United Kingdom share a modern partnership bound by strong historical ties", Modi said. The Prime Minister will also hold bilateral discussions with his Swedish counterpart. It will be only the second time that all five Nordic countries will have a summit with one country, the only other time was with the United States during Barack Obama's term. "Nordic competencies fit well with our vision for India's transformation", Modi said.

My visit to London presents another opportunity for both countries to infuse fresh momentum to this growing bilateral engagement.

Under the theme of "Living Bridge", he will also have the opportunity to meet people from various walks of life who have enriched the multi-faceted India-UK relationship. He will also focus on meeting the heads of state of number of small island nations from across the globe who will attend the CHOGM, which is being held on April 19 and 20.

In their letter directed to PM Modi, the National Indian Students and Alumni Union, UK, wrote, "We the Indian Indian student and alumni community in UK are deeply horrified and demand immediate proceedings against the accused in both cases (Kathu gang-rape and murder and Unnao rape case)".

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