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India, Singapore hold foreign office consultations

India and Singapore discussed areas of ongoing collaboration such as trade and investment, defence and security, fintech, digitalisation, green energy, skill development and people-to-people ties

The foreign office consultations were co-chaired by Saurabh Kumar, secretary (East) in the external affairs ministry, and Luke Goh, second permanent secretary in Singapore’s foreign ministry. (Image posted on X by MEAIndia)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 06:49 PM IST

IMEC promises a new model of globalisation

The beauty of IMEC is that it contains something attractive in it for all eight parties that have signed the founding Memorandum of Understanding

US President Joe Biden, Saudi Arabian PM and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and PM Narendra Modi seen during the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor.(AP)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 09:25 AM IST

Mumbai to host World Trade Expo from 3-4 Oct 2023

World Trade Expo in Mumbai to highlight technology, explore new global markets and identify opportunities in trade, tourism and technology exchange

Mumbai to host World Trade Expo from 3-4 Oct 2023 (Bloomberg)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 03:58 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mumbai (maharashtra) [india]

In Chandigarh, minister Som Parkash terms north Indian states suitable for trade, investments

Union minister Som Parkash was attending the CII conference on “Demystifying trade and investment” in Chandigarh

Union minister Som Parkash with others during the CII northern region’s “ Conference on Demystifying Trade and Investment” in Chandigarh on Monday. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 03:37 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Saudi Crown Prince begins day-long state visit after G20 Summit

MBS last visited India in February 2019, and this was followed by a visit to Saudi Arabia by Modi in October the same year, when the two countries created the Strategic Partnership Council

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud during the G20 summit in New Delhi last week. (AP Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 10:41 AM IST

‘Great trade partner’: Erdogan hails India after G20 summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday discussed the potential for bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, defence and security at a bilateral meeting on the margins of the G20 Summit.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (ANI)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 01:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Stamp on new trade corridor to counter China’s BRI push

India, Saudi Arabia, the European Union, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), France, Germany, Italy and the US came together for the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC)

US President Joe Biden, Saudi Arabian PM and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and PM Narendra Modi during the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2023 01:29 PM IST

Review: The East Indian by Brinda Charry

An ambitious three-continent-spanning novel that does not shy away from tackling the big questions of race and identity

This was probably Tony’s last view of home. The East India Company’s Fort Saint George at Madras, 1754. (Getty Images)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 09:52 PM IST
ByPercy Bharucha

Australia, China open first high-level dialogue in 3 years

The dialogue being held in Beijing will focus on trade, people-to-people links, and security.

Australia's former trade minister Craig Emerson and China's former foreign minister Li Zhaoxing shake hands at the 7th China-Australia High Level Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on September 7, 2023. (AFP/File)
Published on Sep 07, 2023 01:55 PM IST
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What the GDP numbers show

The economy is doing well despite headwinds. But keep a watch on rainfall and food prices

What do the latest GDP statistics tell us about the economy? Here are three key takeaways.(Representative image)
Published on Aug 31, 2023 10:31 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Putin rings up PM Modi, explains inability to attend G20 summit in person

President Vladimir Putin informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Russia will be represented at the G20 Summit in New Delhi by foreign minister Sergey Lavrov

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 08:30 PM IST

How India’s climate leadership is building a better future for all

Authored by - Borge Brende, president, World Economic Forum, Anish Shah, MD and CEO, Mahindra Group & Sumant Sinha, founder, chairman and CEO, ReNew.

Climate change (Shutterstock/Representative image)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 02:19 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

India, Greece now strategic partners in bilateral boost

India and Greece have upgraded their relations to a strategic partnership and have pledged to double two-way trade by 2030. The two countries also plan to finalise a mobility and migration partnership agreement to facilitate skilled migration. They will expand cooperation in defence, security, infrastructure, agriculture, education, and emerging technologies. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Greece in 40 years. The two leaders also discussed regional and multilateral issues, including their support for diplomacy and dialogue in resolving the Ukraine crisis.

HT Image
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 12:09 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Chinese minister says India free to join RCEP trade bloc

Relations have soured between India and China after clashes at disputed border site in Ladakh resulted in the deaths of 20 Indian & 4 Chinese soldiers in 2020.

The RCEP is the world's largest trade bloc backed by China and groups 15 Asia-Pacific economies, including Australia, Japan, New Zealand and 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). (File)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 09:06 PM IST
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PM Modi meets Iranian Prez Raisi on sidelines of Brics, reviewed bilateral ties

PM Modi also held bilateral meetings with Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed Ali, Senegal President Macky Sall and Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the 15th BRICS Summit, in Johannesburg on Thursday (PTI)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 09:40 PM IST

China's economy in ‘deep distress’, its model of growth is ‘broken’: Report

The total debt, including that held by various levels of government and state-owned companies, climbed to nearly 300% of China’s GDP as of 2022, a report said.

Chinese President Xi Jinping(AFP)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 03:07 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Ronit Roy on being ‘shortchanged’: Your scenes are cut because lead actor gets nervous, this sh*t happens

Actor Ronit Roy shares his not so nice experiences in the showbiz world- occasions where the lead actor would get ‘insecure’, and hence his lines would be cut.

Actor Ronit Roy was recently seen in the film Bloody Daddy.
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 05:30 PM IST

India and Latin American countries should double trade to $100 bn by 2027: EAM

India’s top leaders have made 34 visits to the Latin America and the Caribbean region in the past nine years, including four by PM Modi

External affairs minister S Jaishankar. (MEA)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 02:52 PM IST

Limiting China’s Lankan toehold

Sri Lanka and India have unveiled an economic partnership to boost trade and connectivity, aimed at countering China's growing influence in the region.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday to discuss issues of mutual interest. The Sri Lankan President is on a two-day visit to India.  (HT Photo/by RajkRaj)
Published on Jul 24, 2023 08:34 AM IST
ByHT Editorial

UPI launch, clean energy on the table during PM Modi’s France visit

India and France are set to cooperate in various sectors including the digital economy, manufacturing, and clean energy.

PM Narendra Modi and France president Emmanuel Macron(File)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 02:30 PM IST

Iran’s inclusion, boosting trade ties in agenda as India hosts SCO Summit

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be among the leaders hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the summit

India is chairing the SCO for the first time since it became a full member of the grouping, along with Pakistan, in 2017. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 12:03 PM IST

Daily brief: Security, connectivity, trade to be focus of SCO Summit tomorrow

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times

The virtual SCO summit is being held against the backdrop of India’s strained relations with China and Pakistan.
Published on Jul 03, 2023 08:54 PM IST

SCO Summit in India today; security, connectivity, trade in focus

Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif are set to be among the leaders attending the virtual summit.

The virtual SCO summit is being held against the backdrop of India’s strained relations with China and Pakistan. (AP File Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 08:11 AM IST

National security being ignored at Indo-Bangla border in Karimganj: BSF DIG

His reaction came after a motorcycle-borne biker from Bangladesh on Thursday allegedly crossed the international border on his bike and entered Assam’s Karimganj district

 (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2023 05:27 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Modi meets Egypt’s Sisi to deepen bilateral ties

India and Egypt have upgraded their relationship to a strategic partnership, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi signing an agreement to boost cooperation in security, trade, investment and technology. The two sides signed three memorandums of understanding for cooperation in agriculture, archaeology and antiquities, and competition law. Egypt has also expressed confidence in India's presidency of G20 and its readiness to cooperate with India to advance talks at G20 in a constructive direction to address energy crises, climate change, food shortages, and access to financing for developing countries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Great Pyramid of Giza on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 12:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

A pathway for deeper US-India ties has been laid

A shared sense of challenges, deepening people-to-people and commercial links, and diminishing relevance of obstacles have led to more meaningful India-US ties

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to Washington represents cooperation across the wide breadth of the Indo-US relationship(AP)
Published on Jun 23, 2023 09:57 PM IST

PM Modi’s visit will be game changer for bilateral ties: Egypt ambassador

Besides the co-production of military equipment, the two sides will discuss Egypt’s offer of a dedicated slot for India within the Suez Canal Economic Zone

Egyptian ambassador Wael Mohamed Awad Hamed (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2023 05:44 PM IST

US support is central to Indian ambitions

India needs to build its capabilities quickly. And the US can, partly, help with each of Delhi’s key needs. That’s the real import of the PM’s visit.

Delhi is conscious of the critical role that Washington can play in enhancing its capabilities(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 09:50 PM IST

PM Modi to visit US, Egypt from June 20-25: MEA

Modi’s visit to the US is being seen as the high point in India’s calendar for bilateral engagements ahead of the G20 Summit in September, for which Biden is expected to travel to New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 01:10 PM IST

HT This Day: June 11, 1971 -- U.S. announces free export of goods to China

The White House announced today a broad range of American-made products that may be sold to China, including automobiles, some industrial equipment, and most consumer goods.

HT This Day: June 11, 1971 -- U.S. announces free export of goods to China
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 09:57 PM IST
By, Washington
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