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India refuses to support China’s Belt and Road project at SCO meet

India has repeatedly said it will not join BRI because it does not offer a level playing ground to the country’s businesses.
BRI or the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, President Xi Jinping’s flagship programme for trade and connectivity, was backed by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. (Photo @MEAIndia)
BRI or the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, President Xi Jinping’s flagship programme for trade and connectivity, was backed by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. (Photo @MEAIndia)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 5pm: India launches thinly veiled attack on Pakistan over terrorism in SCO meet and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 5pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI/ File photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(PTI/ File photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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SCO meet: India launches thinly veiled attack on Pakistan over terrorism

Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu, who chaired the virtual meeting of the council, also indirectly criticised Pakistan for attempting to use SCO to raise bilateral matters and said this went against the grouping’s charter
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(File photo)
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(File photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 04:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Venkaiah Naidu to chair SCO heads of govt meet, India, Pakistan PMs unlikely to join

Modi, Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping had joined the virtual SCO Summit that was chaired by Russia earlier this month.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu will chair the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) council of heads of government summit on November 30.(PTI PHOTO.)
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu will chair the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) council of heads of government summit on November 30.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 27, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

How India can benefit from SCO

Its goal is to connect the past of Central Asia and India to their present and future. The sweep of medieval history will then join the 21st century to bring prosperity to both regions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, via video conferencing, New Delhi, November 10, 2020(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit, via video conferencing, New Delhi, November 10, 2020(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 07:57 PM IST
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Bilateral issues should not be brought to deliberations at SCO: Russia

In his address, at a virtual summit of the SCO on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at those making repeated attempts to “unnecessarily” bring bilateral issues to the SCO in violation of the grouping’s foundational principles.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin.(AP)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 09:44 PM IST
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New Delhi, Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Xi says SCO member states should resolve disputes, differences through dialogue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of the eight-member SCO grouping attended the virtual summit hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Countries of the SCO should “resolutely oppose external forces’ interfering in their internal affairs under any pretext,” Xi said.(AP)
Countries of the SCO should “resolutely oppose external forces’ interfering in their internal affairs under any pretext,” Xi said.(AP)
Published on Nov 10, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Beijing | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

PM Modi calls for ‘reformed multilateralism’ to reflect global realities

Addressing the 20th Summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State, via video-conferencing, Prime Minister Modi said the United Nations has completed its 75 years but the basic goal of the world body is still incomplete.
Member states of the SCO was convened at the highest level on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Russia. It was attended by all member states including China and Pakistan.(ANI/Twitter)
Member states of the SCO was convened at the highest level on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Russia. It was attended by all member states including China and Pakistan.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Nov 10, 2020 03:42 PM IST
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PM Modi dials Putin, wants to host him as soon as global health crisis wanes

The Prime Minister’s planned visit to Russia for a summit with the president and meetings of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) didn’t materialise because of the travel restrictions imposed worldwide following the Covid-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with President Vladimir Putin to convey his greetings to the Russian president on the occasion of his birthday. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone with President Vladimir Putin to convey his greetings to the Russian president on the occasion of his birthday. (Image used for representation).(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 05:16 PM IST
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Virtual BRICS Summit on Nov 17; PM Modi, Xi set for a face-off

In May, Russia postponed the BRICS Summit amid Covid-19 pandemic. The Summit was supposed to take place in St Petersburg, Russia.
The Russian side formally announced on Monday that the BRICS Summit will be held virtually on November 17 with the theme of “BRICS partnership for global stability, shared security and innovative growth”.(ANI)
The Russian side formally announced on Monday that the BRICS Summit will be held virtually on November 17 with the theme of “BRICS partnership for global stability, shared security and innovative growth”.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

At last! GMADA to e-auction 113 Mohali properties

Besides slashing the reserve price by 10%, GMADA will give another 10% off if full payment for a property is made in 60 days
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will e-auction 113 residential and commercial properties from October 10 to October 26(Istock/For representation only)
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will e-auction 113 residential and commercial properties from October 10 to October 26(Istock/For representation only)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali

Chinese state media cautiously welcomes India-China joint statement

Nationalist tabloid Global Times argues that the joint statement will end up as merely “paper talk” if India did not follow-up.
An Indian Air Force fighter jet takes off from an airbase in Leh on September 9.(AFP)
An Indian Air Force fighter jet takes off from an airbase in Leh on September 9.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 05:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

Foreign minister S Jaishankar meets Russian counterpart Lavrov on sidelines of SCO

Lavrov and Jaishankar discussed how to expand India and Russian partnerships across several international forums.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar and Russian counterpart S Lavrov meet at the sidelines of the SCO.(@RusEmbIndia/Twitter)
Foreign minister S Jaishankar and Russian counterpart S Lavrov meet at the sidelines of the SCO.(@RusEmbIndia/Twitter)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 06:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

India, Iran foreign ministers review bilateral ties, regional situation

S Jaishankar was the second Indian minister to make a brief visit to Iran in two days. Defence minister Rajnath Singh held talks with his Iranian counterpart Amir Hatami during a stopover in Tehran on Sunday.
In a tweet, Jaishankar described his meeting with Zarif as “productive”.(AP)
In a tweet, Jaishankar described his meeting with Zarif as “productive”.(AP)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 10:45 PM IST
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Fresh Pangong lake face-off complicates Jaishankar-Wang’s face-to-face meet

S Jaishankar is set to meet Wang on the sidelines of the SCO foreign ministers’ meeting on September 10 – the first time the two leaders will come face-to-face since the border standoff began in May.
Participating in an online interaction on Monday night to mark the release of his book The India Way, Jaishankar pointed to the serious situation on the LAC and underscored the need for “very deep conversations between the two sides at a political level”. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
Participating in an online interaction on Monday night to mark the release of his book The India Way, Jaishankar pointed to the serious situation on the LAC and underscored the need for “very deep conversations between the two sides at a political level”. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 05:36 AM IST
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Hindutsn Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Rajnath Singh to meet Iranian defence minister after 3-day Russia visit

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has expressed concern over the situation in the Persian Gulf and called upon countries in the region to resolve differences through dialogue based on mutual respect and sovereignty.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Tehran on Saturday.(@DefenceMinIndia/Twitter Photo)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Tehran on Saturday.(@DefenceMinIndia/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2020 07:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Rajnath Singh pays tributes at monument to Mothers of Winners

Earlier in the day, he visited the main Cathedral of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, where is planted a sapling, and the Museum Complex in Moscow. 
Rajnath Singh paid his tributes at Moscow’s monument to the Mothers of Winners(ANI Twitter)
Rajnath Singh paid his tributes at Moscow’s monument to the Mothers of Winners(ANI Twitter)
Published on Sep 04, 2020 05:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

‘Committed to inclusive global security’: Rajnath Singh reaffirms India’s stance at SCO meet

At the SCO meet, defence minister Rajnath Singh reaffirmed that India was committed to evolution of a transparent and inclusive global security architecture which was anchored in international laws.
Rajnath Singh also expressed concern over the situation in Persian Gulf.(Twitter/@DefenceMinIndia)
Rajnath Singh also expressed concern over the situation in Persian Gulf.(Twitter/@DefenceMinIndia)
Updated on Sep 04, 2020 05:36 PM IST
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Rajnath Singh, Jaishankar set to visit Russia for SCO meetings next month

Asked about the matter during a news briefing, external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava only confirmed that the external affairs minister has received an invitation for the SCO foreign ministers’ meeting.
The people said bilateral meetings had so far been arranged between Rajnath Singh and S Jaishankar and their Russian counterparts, though there were no proposals as of now for meetings with the Chinese ministers expected to attend the SCO meetings. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
The people said bilateral meetings had so far been arranged between Rajnath Singh and S Jaishankar and their Russian counterparts, though there were no proposals as of now for meetings with the Chinese ministers expected to attend the SCO meetings. (Photo @DrSJaishankar)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Amid border row, India and China may take part in war games in Russia

Eighteen countries are expected to take part in the exercise, including the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
India is sending a tri-services contingent of 150 to 200 personnel to Russia for the drills scheduled from September 15 to 26. Details of the Chinese and Pakistani participation are not known. (Representative image)
India is sending a tri-services contingent of 150 to 200 personnel to Russia for the drills scheduled from September 15 to 26. Details of the Chinese and Pakistani participation are not known. (Representative image)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 07:56 PM IST
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India has one of world’s lowest Covid-19 infection, death rate: Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan explained that a series of actions were initiated in a graded way that included issuing of travel advisories, point-of-entry surveillance, community-based surveillance, enhancement of laboratory and hospital surge capacities, wide dissemination of technical guidelines on managing different aspects of disease outbreak and communicating risk to the public.
At 864 cases and less than 21 deaths per million population, India has one of the world’s lowest Covid-19 infection and death rate, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said(ANI)
At 864 cases and less than 21 deaths per million population, India has one of the world’s lowest Covid-19 infection and death rate, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said(ANI)
Published on Jul 24, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Russia announces postponement of Brics and SCO Summits in wake of Covid-19

The two summits were to be held in St Petersburg during July 21-23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was expected to attend both meetings.
The two summits were to be held in St Petersburg during July 21-23.(PTI Photo)
The two summits were to be held in St Petersburg during July 21-23.(PTI Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2020 09:30 PM IST
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SCO foreign ministers discuss consensus approach for peace, stability in Afghanistan

The world community had seen the prospect of growth evaporate because of the Covid-19 pandemic and this will mean many in India won’t be able to overcome poverty, Jaishankar said.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the eight members Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), to discuss cooperation to fight against the deadly coronavirus.(@DrSJaishankar/Twitter)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the eight members Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), to discuss cooperation to fight against the deadly coronavirus.(@DrSJaishankar/Twitter)
Published on May 14, 2020 10:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Chandigarh travel agent booked for fraud in two cases

Two Panchkula residents were cheated of Rs 1.3 lakh and Rs 3 lakh for travel packages, respectively
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Updated on Mar 16, 2020 01:08 AM IST
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Vishal Mega Mart fire: No safety equipment, fire-dept notices ignored, says Mohali SDM’s report

The SCO in Phase 5 was among the 200-odd violators which were issued notices in September
The fire that engulfed the SCO in Mohali’s Phase 5 on February 29 prompted a high level inquiry by Mohali administration.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
The fire that engulfed the SCO in Mohali’s Phase 5 on February 29 prompted a high level inquiry by Mohali administration.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Published on Mar 12, 2020 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali

India must take note of the China-Pakistan nexus | Opinion

China has made its hostility clear. Hosting the SCO summit at this time can turn out to be counterproductive
At the SCO, China could muster support to persuade India to soften its stance on Pakistan and Kashmir(VIA REUTERS)
At the SCO, China could muster support to persuade India to soften its stance on Pakistan and Kashmir(VIA REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 07:31 PM IST
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By Jayadeva Ranade

India to invite Pakistan PM Imran Khan for SCO meet

India is hosting the meeting of the council of heads of government of the SCO for the first time.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan(REUTERS)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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India will invite Pak PM Imran Khan for SCO meet: Officials

A final decision on whether PM Khan attends the meeting, which will likely be held later in the year, will be made by Islamabad, officials said.
India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) it will host this year(AP)
India will invite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to the annual meeting of the council of heads of government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) it will host this year(AP)
Updated on Jan 15, 2020 05:27 AM IST
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Building amendment rules notified in Chandigarh

The partition wall between subdivided shops can now be made of any fire retardant material and be constructed up to the ceiling height at most
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Published on Dec 24, 2019 12:56 AM IST
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Bank of Maharashtra SCO Recruitment: Notification released for special cadre officer, details here

Bank of Maharashtra has released the official notification for specialist cadre officer (SCO) recruitment. There are a total of 50 vacancies.Check important dates here.
Bank of Maharashtra SCO Recruitment(REUTERS)
Bank of Maharashtra SCO Recruitment(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 12:43 PM IST
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