The importance of Indo-pacific region is not just limited to maritime trade or sea lines of communication but it also has broader political, security, and diplomatic dimensions, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday in Delhi. (Photo/PTI/File)
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) has alleged that the promise of a golden Telangana "lies shattered" nine years after the state's formation as it has been "betrayed" by governments of the BJP in Delhi and the BRS in Hyderabad (Pic/PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated to the nation the Rs 5,400-crore Phase 1 of the state-of-the art India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) -- 'Yashobhoomi' -- at Dwarka (Pics/PTI)
India will host the G20 world leaders on September 09-10 for the final Leaders’ Summit. The stage is all set and the national capital New Delhi is decked up to welcome world leaders. World leaders including Joe Biden, Rishi Sunak, Anthony Albanese will show their presence at much-awaited G20 Summit. Ahead of the much-anticipated G20 Leaders’ Summit a few World leaders will skip the Summit. Chinese Premier Xi Jinping likely to skip the G20 World Leaders’ Summit 2023 in India. Reacting to this, US President Joe Biden said that he is “disappointed” by reports of Xi skipping the meet. Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that he won’t attend the summit in New Delhi next week. On Aug 28, Putin dialed PM Modi and confirmed that FM Sergey Lavrov will represent Russia. India holds the Presidency of the G20 from 1 December 2022 to 30 November 2023. The G20 members represent around 85 per cent of the global GDP. It also represents over 75 per cent of the global trade and about two-thirds of the world’s population.
The nation echoes with zeal and enthusiasm on the occasion of 77th Independence Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Red Fort for Independence Day celebrations. Upon his arrival, he was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt. Indian Prime Minister inspected Guard of Honour at iconic Red Fort on 77th I-Day. PM Modi hoisted the National flag at the ramparts of the historic monument. He will deliver the customary address to the nation from the Red Fort. This year’s Independence Day will culminate the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations.
India is in a state of shock after the horrific video from violence-hit Manipur went viral. Gut-wrenching video triggered massive outrage and also raised several questions for the state government. Opposition leaders of various parties demanded a political debate and comprehensive statement on the issue. Several Opposition leaders have demanded PM Modi to address the issue in the Parliament. However, BJP has turned the tables after alleging that the Opposition is preventing debate to happen. Union Ministers Amit Shah and Smriti Irani have alleged that “Opposition is trying to hide something.” Five accused, including the prime accused Huirem Herodas Meitei, have been arrested over their involvement in Manipur viral video case. Since May 3, the northeastern state has been gripped by ethnic clashes – primarily between the tribal Kukis, and Meiteis communities.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on July 24 said that Centre is ready to discuss the Manipur issue in Parliament. While addressing at Lok Sabha, he said, “I am ready for discussion on this in the House. I request the Opposition to let a discussion take place on this issue. Meanwhile, leaders of several opposition parties on Monday staged a protest in Parliament complex demanding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make a statement in the House on the Manipur issue. Holding placards and banners that read "INDIA for Manipur" and "INDIA demands PM's statement on Manipur", the opposition parties raised slogans against the government in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex. Congress MPs including Shashi Tharoor, Mallikarjun Kharge demanded PM Modi's statement on the matter in the houses.
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