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Crown Prince orders release of 850 Indian prisoners from Saudi jails
 
New Delhi: Saudi Arabis'' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Wednesday ordered the release of 850 Indian prisoners lodged in his country''s jails on Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s request as the two leaders held extensive talks here, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.

After the talks, it was also announced that India has decided to extend e-Visa facility to Saudi nationals. In an important development, Saudi Arabia also joined the International Solar Alliance, a move welcomed by the prime minister, MEA officials said.

Both sides noted the potential of cooperation in the renewable energy sector, not only in investment but also in research and development, a joint statement issued after the talks said. In another significant move, Saudi Arabia has also agreed to resolve issues relating to Indian workers who are currently stranded in the kingdom due to the closure of a foreign company, T S Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the MEA, said.


Shah replaces BJP patriarch Advani as candidate in Gandhinagar
Further terror attack on India will be 'extremely problematic': US warns Pak
Smriti Irani to again take on Rahul Gandhi from Amethi
BJP announces 13 candidates in Kerala
Cong slams Modi govt over jobs, says people will rise up, defeat BJP
Soldier killed as Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri
Nirav Modi arrested in UK; court remands him in custody till March 29
Jet pilots threaten to stop flying from Apr 1, set Mar 31 deadline on bailout, salaries
Congress will restore special category status to Arunachal and other NE states: Rahul
Rahul, Priyanka take pot-shots at PM over ''chowkidar'' campaign
Goa CM Manohar Parrikar dead
Not been given ticket from Ernakulam Lok Sabha seat: KV Thomas
49 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings
Rahul accuses PM of listening only to Ambani, Nirav Modi
Keep close watch on EVMs during polling: Pawar tells partymen
Keeping the alliance option open in Delhi, Cong seeks workers views on tie-up with AAP
UK says 'legally binding changes' to Brexit deal agreed with EU
You can't have negative atmosphere and expect economic growth: Rahul Gandhi
Where are 2 crore jobs, asks Priyanka; urges people to quiz Govt on real issues
18 militants killed in 21 days; succeeded in eliminating JeM leadership: Army commander
KERALA NEWS
Rival Fronts'' spat over CPI-M''s unholy nexus jibe at Cong, BJP
 Thiruvananthapuram: A spat has erupted between rival fronts in Kerala over the ruling CPI(M)''s alle  
Travel bloggers from worldover on trip to scenic Kerala
We think about the future: Sasi Tharoor
No riots in UP since BJP came to power: Adityanath
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
UK facing ''national emergency'' on Brexit: business, unions
 London: Britain faces a "national emergency" as the risk of a no-deal Brexit rises, business and uni
As more are buried, emotional prayer service planned in NZ
200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods, cyclone: UN
Theresa May seeks Brexit Day delay, EU demands new vote
NATIONAL NEWS
Mayawati predicts BJP's doom in LS polls
 Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati Friday predicted the BJP's loss in the Lok Sabha elections, saying they
Appeal against Aseemanand's acquittal if you are really a chowkidar: Owaisi to Modi
Maoists `apologise' for killing of school teacher
Renowned Indian artist Haku Shah passes away at 85
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