Modi said the goal of making India a five trillion dollar economy by 2024 is challenging but achievable. The states should recognise their core competence and work towards raising GDP targets right from the district level.

The items which are high on the agenda before the fifth council meeting are – Rainwater harvesting, drought situation and relief measures, aspirational districts programme – achievements and challenges, transforming agriculture among other issues.

Earlier on Tuesday, Minister for Finance and Planning in the Maharashtra government Sudhir Mungantiwar said the cabinet expansion will be done by Chief Minister before the assembly session. He also said the cabinet expansion would help fulfil the expectations of the Shiv Sena and other NDA allies.

Singh shared that a total of 58 patients have died at Shri Krishna Medical College while 11 of them died in private Kejriwal hospital here. Till now over 130 have been hospitalised in the district.

The meeting at Raj Bhavan comes a week after he condemned the murder of a minor girl in Aligarh.

Besides the Bhopal MP, the other accused are Lt Col Prasad Purohit, retired Major Ramesh Upadhyay, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Ajay Rahirkar, Sameer Kulkarni and Sudhakar Chaturvedi.

During the summit, CICA leaders are likely to deliberate on the existing and emerging issues of common concern to the members and underline implementation of confidence-building measures for developing Asia into a prosperous, secure and peaceful region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today chair the fifth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The two deceased TMC workers have been identified named Khairuddin Sheikh and Sohel Rana died after a bomb was hurled at their residence in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.