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Modi and Xi to meet during BRICS, discuss US trade war

China and India will discuss the US' trade war and its protectionist trade policy when President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

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4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu from August 30

The 4th BIMSTEC Summit will be held here on August 30 and 31, Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.

India, Iran discuss boosting economic cooperation, connectivity

India and Iran on Monday discussed strengthening economic cooperation and enhancing connectivity during a delegation-level meeting between Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi in New Delhi.

Record number of Afghan civilians killed in first half of 2018: UN

A total of 1,692 Afghan civilians were killed due to conflicts and terrorist attacks in the first half of this year, hitting a record high, a UN mission said.

India unveils world's largest visa centre in Bangladesh, discusses 'mutual concerns'

Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated in Dhaka the world's largest state-of-the-art visa centre, equipped with a range of modern facilities and, promising shorter waiting times for applicants, and also discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual concerns, including menace of terrorism, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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In northeast India, water-management practices to deal with climate change

In a small village on the north bank of the Brahmaputra in Assam in northeast India, farmer Horen Nath stood gazing at his partially submerged paddy field. The floods had kept their annual date but mercifully, the farmer said, the waters have started receding. "The weather has become very strange of late. We always had ample rain,


UAE, Saudi Arabia can help India meet any oil deficit, says UAE envoy

Even as the US-imposed sanctions on Iran has put India’s energy security in jeopardy, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has allayed fears of an oil shortage, saying hi...