Brics Summit

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 five-nation 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...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 15, 2014

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  • 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 80-minute long meeting and also accepted an invitation to attend the APEC meet in China in November. Modi said, "This meeting holds a...
  • 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...
  • 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 arrives in Berlin en route to Brazil to attend BRICS Summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Berlin on Sunday for an overnight stopover on his way to Brazil for a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crisis and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. Modi was received at...
  • PM Modi leaves for Brazil to attend the BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Brazil on Sunday to attend the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15. The summit is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank and seek reforms of the United Nations and international financial organisations. "I look at...
  • Modi-Xi meeting in Brazil strategically significant: China July 7, 2014

    Beijing: China on Monday said that the first meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Brazil next week will have "significant strategic importance" to bilateral ties. "Xi will have first bilateral meeting with new Indian Prime Minister. So the bilateral meeting will have significant strategic importance," Vice...
  • PM Modi to go to Bhutan on June 15 for a 2-day visit June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit from June 15 to Bhutan, his first destination abroad after assuming office. Modi will be travelling to Bhutan and will hold talks on key bilateral and regional issues with the leadership of the Himalayan nation, top government sources...
  • India not pursuing any agenda for expansion of BRICS May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday said that it will not pursue any agenda for expansion of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) bloc during the upcoming summit in July in Brazil. Noting that the interest of Argentine and various other countries to join BRICS is well-known, official sources said currently there was no...
  • Manmohan Singh, Zuma interacted many times at BRICS April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and South African President Jacob Zuma "interacted on several occasions" during the BRICS summit in Durban though the two sides did not hold delegation-level talks, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. Seeking to refute reports that the Indian delegation failed to hold a...
  • BRICS promotes unity among emerging economies: Wang Yi April 1, 2013

    Beijing: The fifth BRICS summit has promoted unity among major emerging economies and injected fresh impetus into the cooperation mechanism, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday. President Xi Jinping attended the summit, which brought together leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as part of his first...
  • China seeks joint mechanism with India: Manmohan Singh March 29, 2013

    On Board PM's Aircraft: Notwithstanding pledges to take the bilateral relationship to a new level, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his first meeting with new Chinese President Xi Jinping has sought a joint mechanism to assess the construction work on dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet. "I took the opportunity to...
  • BRICS Summit: PM meets Chinese President, raises Brahmaputra issue March 28, 2013

    Durban: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Durban. This was the first structured high-level meeting between the two countries since the change of leadership in China. Speaking after the meeting, Singh said he was happy to meet...
  • Kudankulam I will be operational in April: Manmohan Singh March 27, 2013

    Durban: Kudankulam's controversial atomic reactor I will be operational by April, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured the Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Durban on Wednesday. He has given an assurance that the controversial unit I of the Kudankulam atomic power reactor in...
  • BRICS Summit: Chidambaram stresses on the need of a development bank March 27, 2013

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram stressed on need of BRICS development bank saying, "The bilateral funds that flow from the developed countries to the developing countries has declined. The existing multinational development banks and the regional banks are insufficiently capitalised". ...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet China's new President Jinping March 27, 2013

    Durban: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to meet Chinese Premier Xi Jinping on Wednesday in Durban on the sidelines of the ongoing 5th BRICS Summit. This will be the first bilateral meeting between the two leaders after the recent change of leadership in China. The Prime Minister who is...
  • Four deliverables expected at Durban BRICS Summit March 26, 2013

    Durban: Four concrete deliverables are expected at the 5th BRICS Summit at Durban March 26-26, 2013, that will take the process of the five-nation bloc forward to the next level, Indian officials said on Monday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who arrived here on Monday evening, will join the leaders from Brazil,...
  • Hopes raised over first meet between Manmohan Singh and Xi Jingping March 26, 2013

    Durban: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets new Chinese President Xi Jingping on Wednesday, with both countries waiting for a new direction to bilateral ties that had seen some ups and downs in recent years, particularly over unresolved border tensions. The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the 5th...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to attend Durban BRICS Summit March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for Durban on Monday for the 5th BRICS Summit over the next two days with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa. Besides the BRICs leaders, notably China's newly-elected President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Manmohan Singh is also expected...