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India part of two trilaterals at G20

In an apparent reflection of India's growing global profile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be part of two trilateral meetings on the sidelines of G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina - the first with leaders of Japan and the US and second with leaders of Russia and China.

India, EU to reinforce strategic partnership

India tops the external agenda priorities of the European Union (EU), Tomasz Kozlowski, EU Ambassador to India, said after the bloc adopted a Joint Communication that sets out its vision for strengthening ties with New Delhi.

IORA designated centre for medicinal plants in Lucknow

The Indian Ocean Rim Association-Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (IORA-RCSTT) has designated the Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow, as the coordination centre for medicinal plants.

EU seeks to boost partnership with India

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union , and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Tuesday adopted a Joint Communication that sets out the EU's vision for a strategy to strengthen cooperation and the partnership with India.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 


Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.