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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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India, Pakistan armies to train together in SCO anti-terror military drill

The India and Pakistan armies, ranged against each other on volatile borders and the Line of Control (LoC) between the two countries, will participate in a counter-terrorist exercise in Russia next month.  

Three member Indian Army delegation to visit China

 In a first after last year's Doklam stand-off, a three-member delegation of the Indian Army will be visiting Beijing for talks with its Chinese military counterparts next month to bolster defence ties between the two countries that share a long border, part of which is in dispute.

South Asia has not created enough jobs for youth: India's Speaker

South Asia is one of the fastest growing sub-regions of the world but has not been able to create enough job opportunities for youth as 80 per cent workforce remains in the informal sector, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has said.

Taliban kill candidate, 19 others in attack on Peshawar poll rally

At least 20 people, including an Awami National Party (ANP) candidate, were killed in a suicide attack on an election rally in Pakistan's Peshawar city. The Taliban claimed the bombing on Wednesday, calling it "the beginning of revenge".

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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...