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China reacts guardedly to Japan-America-India partnership

Beijing hopes that such cooperation will promote mutual trust and cooperation in this region and play a constructive role, said China. Beijing: China on Monday reacted cautiously to the first trilateral summit between the leaders of Japan, America and India, saying it "remained open" to normal cooperation between them, and hoped they will play a constructive role in promoting peace in the region. The first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was held on Friday on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires in Argentina. Modi described the Japan-America-India partnership as JAI. The meeting assumed importance in the backdrop of China expanding its influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Asked how China views the meeting between the three leaders, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told the media, "We remain open to the normal cooperation among relevant parties. "We hope such cooperation will promote mutual...
Leaders of BRICS at the 10th summit | PTI

In face of Donald Trump’s protectionist push, BRICS bats for multilateral trade

Chinese President Xi Jinping called on member states to reject protectionism 'outright'.
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Report about China extending road in Doklam is ‘incorrect’, say Army & MEA

After last year’s stand-off, India has drawn a ‘red line’ near Torsa Nullah that cuts through the Doklam Plateau in Bhutan.
PM Modi said relations with Africa were India's top priority

India & Africa to strengthen cooperation to combat terror: PM Modi

He also says the partnership currently includes establishment of 180 Lines of Credit amounting to $11 billion in over 40 African countries.
Narendra Modi departs for a three-nation tour to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa | YouTube

South Africa rejects demand by Kashmir groups to arrest Narendra Modi for ‘war crimes’

PM scheduled to visit the country for BRICS summit; SA’s prosecuting agency says UN report ‘inadequate’ for legal action
President Xi Jinping and PM Narendra Modi

India-China ties cannot afford another Doklam, says Chinese envoy

Luo Zhaohui said that both the countries should narrow their differences and adopt confidence-building measures.
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Modi realises he still needs Putin as the world order is turning upside down

The Prime Minister's decision to make a standalone visit to Russia at this stage is a reflection of the country’s importance in the bilateral, regional and global context.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

Friends with limited benefits: China won’t save Pakistan during crises of its own making

There are areas where, although China is willing to spend political capital on Pakistan’s behalf, it doesn’t like being repeatedly put in the position where it has to do so.
Arun Jaitley on Modi Government's policies towards rural India| PTI

EoDB ranking is a thumbnail that reveals too little

Voters, politicians and investors should be clear about what the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings say and don't say. 
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India has failed to tap its human capital, ranks 103rd in World Economic Forum index

The Global Human Capital Index sees India finish 103rd among 130 countries, behind Sri Lanka and Nepal, and just ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan. In a scathing commentary on how India is handling its demographic dividend, the World Economic Forum’s Global Human Capital Index 2017 has ranked India 103rd among a list of 130 countries. India stands at the bottom of the heap among the G20 nations, is the lowest among BRICS nations, and stands painted in a corner even in South Asia. Dragged down by its poor labour participation and one the most gaping employment gender gaps, India is found to be struggling against huge challenges, even though there are signs that it is now moving in the right direction. Parameters and performance The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing their human capital on a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). The rankings are...

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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.


File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?