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No official information about India withdrawing MFN status, says senior Pakistani official

India on 15 February had announced the withdrawal of Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan.
David Malpass, World Bank president nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, right, listens while Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 6 Feb., 2019

Trump attacks the World Bank by nominating an unconventional chief

Donald Trump's nominee for the post of World Bank president has been a critic of multilateral institutions.
G-20

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...
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PM Modi asked to take on the US to ensure TB drugs remain affordable

Modi announced India’s plan to eliminate TB by 2025 four months ago, but American intervention has put spanner in the works.
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'.
Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia addressing a delegation in Barcelona | @DoC_GoI/ twitter

India may lose trade dispute with US in WTO, says commerce secretary Teaotia

US has dragged India to WTO for providing export subsidies even as the latter's income levels cross the subsidy threshold. 
Trade war

Trade war may force fashion retailers out of China to countries like India

US retailers face a dilemma: alleviate tariff impact by shifting sourcing to other countries, or wear the extra cost.

The importance of GI tags: Why Bengal is celebrating its rasogulla victory

The two-and-a-half year battle for custody of the rasogulla saw West Bengal finally defeat Odisha Tuesday. The state was awarded the geographical indication (GI) tag for the ‘Banglar rasogulla’.

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Can Indian politics recover from the toxicity of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign?

From PM Narendra Modi saying former PM Rajiv Gandhi died as "corrupt number 1", to Mayawati dragging Modi’s wife into her speech, 2019 has seen it all.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?