BRICS

  • Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts 4 days ago

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary...
  • Chinese President Xi to visit India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka August 3, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the coming weeks and his programme is being coordinated with the governments of the three countries. While Chinese officials maintain that dates are being finalised, Pakistan daily Dawn on Sunday reported that Xi will be visiting the...
  • Narendra Modi likely to address UN General Assembly on September 27 August 2, 2014

    United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, giving his first global speech to an audience of nearly 200 world leaders and foreign ministers at the annual gathering of the world body's policymaking organ. According to a first provisional list of...
  • Modi government has done commendable work in two months: Venkaiah Naidu July 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Asserting that the Narendra Modi government has done commendable work since it assumed office two months ago, union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that it was trying to put the country's economy back on rails. He told reporters that the economy was derailed during the UPA's...
  • India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza July 24, 2014

    Geneva: India along with BRICS countries on Wednesday voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council resolution to launch a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza. India joined Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa to vote for a Palestiniandrafted resolution on "Ensuring Respect for international law in The Occupied...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broaha's take on Modi's Brazil visit July 20, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Brazil to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. ...
  • Rawat urges PM to reconsider proposal to China for finding alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar July 18, 2014

    Uttarakhand government on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider his proposal to China for finding an alternative route to Kailash Man Sarovar, saying an alternative route to the Sarovar was not in sync with the ancient Hindu scriptures. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, in a letter to Modi, said...
  • IMF congratulates BRICS for new fund, offers help July 17, 2014

    Brasilia: The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday congratulated the five BRICS countries for creating a new reserves fund that intends to challenge Western dominance in the global lender. The IMF's managing director, Christine Lagarde, said the lender would like to work with the BRICS in the new fund, which pools together...
  • India Inc hails BRICS pact to set up New Development Bank July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming as "historic" the pact on establishment of a New Development Bank at the BRICS Summit, India Inc on Wednesday said that the move was likely to strengthen economic cooperation between the fivenation grouping, help stave off future economic crises and boost infra development. "Agreements on setting up of...
  • Delighted with setting up of $100 billion BRICS Bank: Chidambaram July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Welcoming setting up of the BRICS Bank, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the work initiated by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government last year has led to its culmination in Brazil on Tuesday. "I am delighted that the work begun by the UPA government at the BRICS...
  • Chouhan lauds BRICS bank, calls it a matter of pride for India July 16, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed happiness over India getting the opportunity to become the first president of the proposed BRICS Development Bank. "A moment of pride for India on becoming the first President of The New Development Bank of BRICS," Chouhan said in a tweet. In another tweet, Chouhan...
  • PM Modi meets Putin, favours broadening of strategic partnership July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured broadening of the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia in nuclear, defence and energy sectors and invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip in December. The two leaders met for 40 minutes on the sidelines of...
  • BRICS to set up $100 billion development bank, first President to be from India July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: In a major victory for India, the agreement on the much anticipated 100 billion dollars BRICS Development Bank has been sealed. The BRICS Summit on Tuesday decided to establish the new development bank with an initial authorised capital of USD 100 billion for which the initial subscribed capital will...
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi talks tough on terror, calls for zero tolerance towards it July 16, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed BRICS leaders on combating terror. Speaking at the Summit in Fortaleza, PM Modi called for a concentrated effort to curb terrorism. Talking tough on terror PM Modi said, "Due to different yardsticks the international community has not been able to combat terror...
  • India likely to get first presidency of BRICS Development Bank July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India is likely to get first presidency of BRICS Development Bank. The BRICS summit commenced in Brazil on Tuesday amid an understanding that the five member nations will have equal shareholding in the proposed $50 billion BRICS Development Bank. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, "BRICS...
  • Collective pressure on states needed to deny sanctuaries to terrorists: Modi July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Deprecating the "different yardsticks" in dealing with global terrorism which has assumed warlike proportions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said collective pressure should be put on states to deny sanctuaries and support to terrorists, a statement seen as a veiled reference to India's neighbourhood. In his first multilateral engagement...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • PM Modi pitches for 'zero tolerance' towards terror July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Pitching for 'zero tolerance" against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told leaders of fivenation grouping BRICS that the "choices" they make now will shape the future of the world at large. Addressing the summit of BrazilRussiaIndiaChinaSouth Africa here, he noted that the region stretching from Afghanistan to Africa...
  • Negotiations to launch new BRICS bank at impasse sources July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza/ Brazil: Hours before launching a joint development bank to challenge Western dominance over global finances, the BRICS emerging market nations on Tuesday had still not agreed on where the new lender will be headquartered, senior officials involved in the talks told Reuters. Leaders of the five BRICS countries were expected...
  • Modi raises contentious issues with China, accepts invite for APEC meet July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brazil. Modi raised the contentious border issue in the 80minute long meeting and also accepted an invitation to attend the APEC meet in China in November. Modi said, "This meeting holds a...
  • BRICS members likely to have equal shareholding in new bank July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: The BRICS Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first multilateral engagement, commenced on Tuesday amid an understanding that the 5member nations will have equal shareholding in the proposed USD 50 billion BRICS Development Bank which India had been strongly pressing for. The new Indian leader joined Presidents Vladimir Putin of...
  • Divergent views in BRICS, a motivating factor: Xi July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said the diversity of the five BRICS countries with their divergent views should be a motivating factor instead of impeding its growth, as he called for new dynamism and cooperation in the grouping. BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) members should...
  • BRICS Summit: PM Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza in Brazil. He will also be meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and South African leader Jacob Zuma. The first working session of the VI BRICS Summit will be held on...
  • BRICS sees Bali trade deal implemented despite India concern July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: The BRICS group of emerging market nations is confident a global trade reform pact will be implemented despite concerns by India over its food security, Brazil's trade minister said on Monday. "We are confident that the Bali agreement will be implemented by all," Brazilian Trade Minister Mauro Borges told reporters...
  • PM Modi meets Chinese President in Brazil, calls for a solution to the border issue July 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his delegation are in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the sixth BRICS summit. Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit, for the first time after assuming power. The two discussed the contentious boundary issue with the PM pushing for a resolution...
  • Modi arrives in Brazil to attend BRICS Summit July 14, 2014

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived on Monday to attend a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crises and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. Modi was received at the airport by chief coordinator of BRICS and the Brazilian...
  • Modi to press for equal shareholding in proposed BRICS bank July 14, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement in this seaside city of Brazil, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of Tuesday's BRICS Summit at which India will press for equal shareholding for its five member countries in the proposed US dollar...
  • PM Modi to launch 1st multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders July 14, 2014

    Fortaleza: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement with BRICS leaders, giving top priority for the establishment of the BRICS development bank with equal share holding for all the five members. India is keen on the issue of equal share holding since it doesn't want a repeat of...
  • Modi's farm export curbs may ease India's June inflation July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India's inflation probably eased marginally in June after the new government curbed farm exports, but a growing risk that drought will shrivel summer crops could encourage the Reserve Bank of India to keep interest rates on hold. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, elected in May amid anger over rising prices,...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...