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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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Ten die in Afghan education office attack

At least 10 people were killed and many others injured in an attack on Wednesday on an education department office in Afghanistan's Jalalabad, an assault that security forces ended after several hours of fighting.

Pakistan didn't ask for more loans for CPEC: China

China on Wednesday rejected as "totally false" a report about Islamabad approaching Beijing for more loans to keep the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) going.

China, Nepal to boost military cooperation

China and Nepal agreed to boost their military cooperation during a meeting between Chinese State Councillor and Minister of National Defence Wei Fenghe and Nepali Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri in Beijing on Wednesday.

Indian Speaker in Colombo for South Asian Speakers' Summit

India's Lok Sabha (Parliament's House of People) Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is taking part in the third South Asian Speakers' Summit in Colombo on July 11-12 which will discuss ways for promoting regional parliamentary cooperation for sustainable and equitable economic growth.

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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...