India wants G20 focus on climate finance, startups | India News

NEW DELHI: The government is seeking to bring climate finance, disaster risk reduction and startups to the forefront of the G20 agenda as India begins its presidency of the group of the world’s richest countries on Thursday, aiming to showcase its achievements and offer solutions around digital payments and e-services to position them as digital … Read more

Remittances to India set to hit record $100bn this year, 25% higher than FDI flows

NEW DELHI: Remittance flows to India are estimated to grow 12% to reach $100 billion for the first time this year— way ahead of Mexico, China and Philippines— according to World Bank’s Migration and Development brief, helping India retain the top position. The multilateral body said that several longer- and short-term trends that were obscured … Read more

India-US drill violates spirit of pacts for border peace, says China; MEA says Beijing needs to stick to bilateral agreements | India News

NEW DELHI: China has objected to the India-US military exercise near the LAC in Uttarakhand saying it violates the spirit of bilateral agreements for border peace. The 18th edition of the India-US joint military exercise Yudh Abhyas is currently under way in Uttarakhand, about 100 km from the LAC. Yudh Abhyas is a bilateral training … Read more

India-US drill violates spirit of pacts for border peace, says China; MEA says Beijing needs to stick to bilateral agreements | India News

NEW DELHI: China has objected to the India-US military exercise near the LAC in Uttarakhand saying it violates the spirit of bilateral agreements for border peace. The 18th edition of the India-US joint military exercise Yudh Abhyas is currently under way in Uttarakhand, about 100 km from the LAC. Yudh Abhyas is a bilateral training … Read more

EU warns Musk that Twitter faces ban over content moderation

The European Union has threatened Elon Musk’s Twitter with a ban unless the billionaire abides by its strict rules on content moderation, setting up a regulatory battle over the future of the social media platform, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. Twitter and the EU did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment. Source … Read more

Democrats pick Hakeem Jeffries to replace Nancy Pelosi as party leader

WASHINGTON: House Democrats officially elected Hakeem Jeffries as party leader, replacing Nancy Pelosi. Jeffries is the first Black-American to head a major political party in Congress as long-serving Speaker Pelosi and her team step aside. Showing rare party unity after their midterm election losses, the House Democrats are moved seamlessly from one history-making leader to … Read more

Islamic State group announces death of leader

BEIRUT: The Islamic State jihadist group said Wednesday that its leader Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi has been killed in battle and announced a replacement. A spokesman for the jihadist group said Hashimi, an Iraqi, was killed “in combat with enemies of God”, without elaborating on the date of his death or the circumstances. The spokesman … Read more

China warned US not to interfere in its ties with India: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: China’s continuing efforts to “erode US and partner influence” includes Beijing warning American officials to not interfere with its relationship with India, the Pentagon disclosed in a report submitted to US lawmakers this week. Among other things, the exhaustive 196-page report on “Military and Security Developments involving China” noted that Beijing sought to downplay … Read more