Nokia 7.1 Launched in India at a Price of Rs. 19,999, Goes on Sale December 7


Nokia 7.1, the newest smartphone from the house of HMD Global, has launched in India. First unveiled at an event in London last month, the smartphone features a PureDisplay panel with HDR10 password as its primary highlight. Other Nokia 7.1 highlights include its dual rear camera setup with Zeiss optics, and a 3,060mAh battery with 18W fast charging. HMD Global on Friday revealed the Nokia 7.1 price in India, its release date, as well as launch offers via a press release.

Nokia 7.1 price in India

Nokia 7.1 price in India is set at Rs. 19,999 (recommended best buy price) for its 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and it will go on sale in the country from December 7. The smartphone will be available to buy via top mobile retailers in India, HMD Global said in a statement, apart from Nokia’s own online store. The 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant — which was launched in London — has not been brought to India yet, and there’s no word on whether it will be available in the country at a future date.

As for Nokia 7.1 launch offers, the company has partnered with Airtel to offer prepaid subscribers 1TB of 4G data on eligible plans starting from Rs. 199. Postpaid Airtel subscribers on the other hand will get additional 120GB of data along with a three-month Netflix subscription and a 1-year Amazon Prime subscription, on postpaid plans worth Rs. 499 or higher. Those who decide to purchase the Nokia 7.1 using HDFC credit and debit cards, apart from EMI transactions, will get 10 percent cashback via eligible offline stores.

Commenting on the Nokia 7.1 India launch, Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head, India, HMD Global, said, “We know a lot of our fans in India enjoy creating videos and watching content on their smartphones. That’s why it was important for us to bring both Zeiss optics and PureDisplay technology together in a versatile device that offers a superior content experience, regardless of whether you’re taking photos for your social media or watching the latest series on your favourite streaming service.”

 

Nokia 7.1 specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano) Nokia 7.1 runs Android Oreo, based on the Android One programme, with an update to Android 9.0 Pie arriving over-the-air for buyers in India. It sports a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) PureDisplay panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR10 support, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Nokia 7.1 bears a vertically aligned pair of dual rear camera setup that consists of a 12-megapixel primary sensor, with autofocus and f/1.8 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with fixed focus and f/2.4 aperture. The company is also touting two-phase detection and Zeiss optics for the rear camera setup, apart from EIS. On the front, the handset sports an 8-megapixel fixed focus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 84-degree field-of-view. There is 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 400GB).

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Connectivity options on the Nokia 7.1 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the smartphone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Dimensions are 149.7×71.19×7.99mm and weight is 159 grams. There is a 3,060mAh non-removable battery under the hood with 18W fast charging, delivering 50 percent charge in 30 minutes.

The company is touting the Nokia 7.1’s real-time SDR to HDR conversion using a 16-bit engine, letting users experience “HDR quality entertainment, even when the content is not.” The smartphone is built out of 6000 series aluminium CNC machined frame and a die cast metal centre.



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G20 Summit: PM Modi talks with Trump, Putin and Theresa May


खास बातें

  1. मोदी ने लीडर्स लाउंज में रूस, इटली और ब्रिटेन के नेताओं से बात की
  2. पीएम मोदी ने चिली के राष्ट्रपति सेबस्टियन पिनेरा से भी मुलाकात की
  3. शी चिनफिंग, मोहम्मद बिन सलमान और एंतोनियो गुतारेस के साथ बैठकें

ब्यूनस आयर्स: पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी ने अर्जेंटीना के ब्यूनस आयर्स में जी-20 शिखर सम्मेलन (G20 Summit) के शुक्रवार को शुरू होने से पहले अमेरिका के राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप, रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लादिमीर पुतिन और ब्रिटेन की प्रधानमंत्री टेरेसा मे से बातचीत की. मोदी, ट्रंप और जापान के प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे के बीच शुक्रवार को पहली त्रिपक्षीय बैठक से पहले यह संक्षिप्त बातचीत हुई.    

विदेश मंत्रालय के प्रवक्ता रवीश कुमार ने तस्वीर ट्वीट की जिसमें मोदी, डोनाल्ड ट्रंप से हाथ मिलाते हुए और बात करते हुए देखे गए. प्रधानमंत्री मोदी ने पुतिन से भी बातचीत की.

 


रवीश कुमार ने पुतिन, इटली के प्रधानमंत्री ग्यूसेप कोंते और ब्रिटिश प्रधानमंत्री के साथ मोदी की बातचीत का जिक्र करते हुए कहा, ‘‘लीडर्स लाउंज में रूस, इटली और ब्रिटेन के नेताओं से बात हुई.” मोदी ने चिली के राष्ट्रपति सेबस्टियन पिनेरा से भी मुलाकात की और उनके साथ कारोबार, ऊर्जा, कृषि और स्वास्थ्य जैसे परस्पर हित के कई क्षेत्रों में सहयोग बढ़ाने के तरीकों पर चर्चा की.

 


बाद में, मोदी ने अन्य वैश्विक नेताओं के साथ ‘जी20 अर्जेंटीना परिवार’ तस्वीर खिंचवाई. इससे पहले, मोदी ने  चीन के राष्ट्रपति शी चिनफिंग, सऊदी अरब के वली अहद मोहम्मद बिन सलमान और संयुक्त राष्ट्र के महासचिव एंतोनियो गुतारेस से अलग-अलग द्विपक्षीय बैठकें कीं.

 


पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी, अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप और जापानी प्रधानमंत्री शिंजो आबे ने वैश्विक और बहुपक्षीय हितों के बड़े मुद्दों पर चर्चा करने के लिए अपनी पहली त्रिपक्षीय बैठक को लेकर जी 20 शिखर सम्मेलन से इतर शुक्रवार को मुलाकात की. रणनीतिक महत्व के हिंद – प्रशांत क्षेत्र में चीन के अपनी शक्ति प्रदर्शित करने के मद्देनजर यह बैठक काफी मायने रखती है.

 

मोदी ने साझा मूल्यों पर साथ मिलकर काम जारी रखने पर जोर देते हुए कहा , ‘‘जेएआई (जापान, अमेरिका, भारत) की बैठक लोकतांत्रिक मूल्यों के प्रति समर्पित है…‘जेएआई’ का अर्थ जीत शब्द से है.” प्रधानमंत्री ने यह भी कहा कि यह बैठक तीन राष्ट्रों की दूरदृष्टि का समन्वय है. जापानी प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा कि वह प्रथम ‘‘जेएआई त्रिपक्षीय ” में भाग लेकर खुश हैं.

डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने बैठक में भारत के आर्थिक विकास की सराहना की. तीनों नेताओं ने संपर्क, सतत विकास, आतंकवाद निरोध और समुद्री एवं साइबर सुरक्षा जैसे वैश्विक एवं बहुपक्षीय हितों के सभी बड़े मुद्दों पर तीनों देशों के बीच सहयोग के महत्व पर जोर दिया. उन्होंने हिंद – प्रशांत क्षेत्र में अंतरराष्ट्रीय कानून एवं सभी मतभेदों के शांतिपूर्ण हल पर आधारित मुक्त, खुला, समग्र और नियम आधारित व्यवस्था की ओर आगे बढ़ने पर अपने विचार साझा किए. मोदी, ट्रंप और आबे बहुपक्षीय सम्मेलनों में त्रिपक्षीय प्रारूप में बैठक करने के महत्व पर भी सहमत हुए.

(इनपुट भाषा से)





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2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Review


The Suzuki V-Strom 650 has been a very popular name in Western markets, and there’s a considerable fan following ever since its introduction in 2004. In India though, Suzuki has only introduced it now, in 2018, as the new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT ABS. And we get only the top-spec trim – with tubeless tyres on wire-spoke wheels with ABS and traction control. Now, it may have full-size ADV-bike styling, but the V-Strom 650 isn’t really a hard-core off-road bike. Why it’s loved internationally is not because of its go-anywhere credentials, but more because it’s a practical, functional and value-for-money touring motorcycle which is quite the reliable machine. It can be your daily ride, your weekend date and even your occasional long distance touring companion. So, at ₹ 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom) what does the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT offer then?

Also Read: Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT ABS First Ride Review

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The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT has full-size ADV bike looks, even though it’s a 650 cc adventure bike

Design and Features

The V-Strom 650 XT closely resembles its bigger brother, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000. The design itself isn’t exactly path-breaking, or conventionally good-looking, and follows typical adventure bike styling. So, there’s that trademark front beak, fat tank shrouds and a vertically stacked headlight, on top of which sits a tall windshield. The windshield is adjustable, but you can’t do it on the fly, and you’ll need to stop and pull out tools to loosen the screws and adjust the height to your liking. Overall, the design is simple, understated and quite likeable, if not something to ga-ga over. In the electronics package, there’s standard dual-channel ABS which cannot be switched off, and a three-level, switchable traction control system. You can opt to switch it ‘off’, select Level 1 for normal riding and Level 2 for riding on wet roads. There’s also a Low RPM Assist system which raises the revs slightly when you let out the clutch to prevent the engine stalling and improve smoothness while crawling in traffic.

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The part analog, part digital instrument panel works well and is packed with useful information

The part-digital, part-analogue instrument panel also underlines the V-Strom 650’s simple, functional personality. It’s easy to read, with a large analogue rev needle, while the two-part digital display displays a range of information from the speedo, selected gear, ambient air temperature, clock, traction control settings, odometer, fuel range, instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption and a fuel gauge. It’s well-equipped and displays most of the information that you need. And yes, there’s also a standard dash-mounted 12V charging point to keep your electronics and navigation equipment juiced up for a long ride, if you wish to embark on one.

There are standard plastic hand guards around the clutch and brake levers, but the material is thin, and doesn’t seem like it will provide much protection to the levers in case of a fall. Well, on that note, most stock hand-guards on any adventure bike aren’t very robust to begin with. Same goes for the plastic bash plate, which will keep the underbelly safe from minor scrapes, but if you’re looking at serious off-road stuff, you better look at aftermarket options to get something more robust to keep that sump safe. But in all, the V-Strom 650 is built well, and fit and finish is top notch.

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The 645 cc, liquid-cooled v-twin engine is smooth and doesn’t run so hot to be bothersome, even in traffic

Engine and Performance

As the name suggests, the V-Strom 650 is powered by a 645 cc, liquid-cooled, v-twin engine which puts out modest figures – 70 bhp of maximum power at 8,800 rpm and 62 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. With a slick-shifting six-speed manual gearbox and easy power delivery, it doesn’t take too long to appreciate the V-Strom 650’s personality. The v-twin motor is smooth, and it has a strong low- and mid-range. In fact, the motor doesn’t require too many downshifts; you can play on the torque, and pull comfortably from 60 kmph in sixth gear to proper highway cruising speeds. And no, within the city too, there’s no sense of any bothersome engine heat from the v-twin, so you can very well commute on it on a daily basis.Out on the highway, you won’t even realise it’s 100 kmph, unless you glance at the speedo. It’s an easy, refined mill which will get you to 120-130 kmph without breaking a sweat, and cruise at those speeds all day, with some more top end on tap.

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The torquey v-twin runs smooth and without any stress, thumming effortlessly at highway speeds and more

The motor’s got a nice-sounding hum, and if you rush it through the gears, there’s a faint buzz, but only if you push the revs through the gears, right up to the redline. Ride it for an hour or so, you soon begin to appreciate that this is a well-behaved, well-mannered gent – polite, soft-spoken and with immaculate manners. So, if a bit of that ‘bad boy’ characteristic is what you’re looking for, or that occasional hoodlum trait, the V-Strom 650 isn’t that. If you’re looking for back-slapping performance, this isn’t that bike either, nor is it intended to be. But what you do get is a very likeable and torquey v-twin which will effortlessly cover hundreds of kilometres in a day, and without a shred of strain or stress.

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The V-Strom 650’s ride is plush and handling is neutral; not exactly sportbike sharp, but its planted and has good road manners

Ride and Handling

The friendly nature of the V-Strom is also apparent in the seating posture and the rider triangle. You sit upright, and you can reach out easily to the high handlebar, which, by the way, provides a neutral and relaxed riding position. There’s no hint of anything sporty, and when the road surface breaks down, the handlebar is easily accessible with you even standing on the pegs. But make no mistake, this is no bike to carve corners with. Where the Strom is happiest is taking on sweeping bends and the occasional long-ish corner; and it absolutely delights in straight line stability, whether within city limits, or out on the highway. At 835 mm, the seat height isn’t exactly low, but the narrow waist ensures it’s easy to mount and terra firma is easily accessibility too. And that’s a big plus in crawling speeds. For riders of shorter height, there’s also an accessory low height seat which will lower the seat height to just 815 mm.

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The V-Strom 650 XT may not be a true-blue off-road bike, but it can handle the rough quite easily

The 19-inch front, 17-inch rear wheel combination work well, and minor road undulations, potholes, and speedbreakers are despatched without a whimper. And when the tarmac ends, or is broken, the V-Strom 650 XT can glide over rough terrain quite effortlessly. But make no mistake, the 650 XT may have wire-spoke wheels, but this is no true-blue off-road adventure bike. The limited suspension travel of 150 mm, low ground clearance of 170 mm, and that plastic sump guard may not give it hard-core off-road ability. And with the ABS on all the while, more experienced riders may not get the freedom to lock the rear wheel in the dirt for some real off-road fun. Yes, you can always power-slide with the traction control turned off, but the tyres are more suited for tarmac duties. Sand, hard-core rocky terrain and big ruts may not be the V-Strom 650’s playground, and with a 216 kg kerb weight, it’s not exactly lightweight for such work as well. At best, this is an adventure bike suitable for tarmac duties, and for some minor off-road manoeuvres when the going gets tough.

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The V-Strom 650 XT has its limitations, but its strengths are its easy accessibility and sweet-natured engine

Verdict

For riders looking for their first big adventure bike, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT may not have the hardware, performance or capability of, say, a Triumph Tiger 800, or a Honda Africa Twin. But where the V-Strom 650 scores big is in affordability and easy accessibility. Our test bike returned fuel efficiency figures of around 23 kmpl, according to the V-Strom’s information display. Not exactly frugal, but with a 20-litre fuel tank, that could make you go a long, long way between tankfuls.There’s little to complain about this sweet-natured ADV, and it’s easy to understand why it’s so popular globally, as long as you understand and accept its strengths and limitations.

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The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT could well be the perfect companion for an inter-state journey over several weeks

In a way, it’s not exactly adrenaline-pumping hard rock, but something closer to smooth jazz, or country music, if that’s your kind of scene. So, as long as you understand that there’s not going to be any “Welcome to the jungle”, you can be rest assured you will be suitably rewarded with an “Easy Like Sunday Morning.” So, go on then, take a test ride, this could well be just the adventure bike you’ve been looking for.

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32 साल बीजेपी में रहीं करुणा शुक्ला को जोगी लाए कांग्रेस में, अब रमन के लिए चुनौती बनीं



63 साल की करुणा शुक्ला पहली बार 1993 में बीजेपी विधायक चुनी गई थीं. बीजेपी की टिकट पर सांसद रहीं करुणा शुक्ला 2009 में कांग्रेस के चरणदास महंत से चुनाव हार गई थीं. 2014 आते आते वह बीजेपी में इतनी अलग थलग पड़ीं कि उन्होंने  कांग्रेस का दामन थामने का फैसला कर लिया.



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In First Japan-America-India Meet, PM Modi Terms Partnership “JAI”


PM Modi said that JAI was a message of “success” and the trilateral meet was a “new beginning”.

Buenos Aires: 

Terming the India-US-Japan partnership as “JAI” (literally meaning victory), Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said the partnership between the three nations would go a long way in ensuring world peace and prosperity.

“If I put it differently, Japan, America and India is JAI. In Hindi, ‘JAI’ means success,” PM Modi said after the first-ever trilateral meet with US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires. 

“In a way, JAI (the trilateral meet) is a message of success and we are making a new beginning. Our arrangement I believe, will play a big role in promoting world peace and prosperity,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi said it was a “good occasion” as the three nations dedicated to democratic values met to discuss how to promote peace, prosperity and stability in the world.

“I am glad both US and Japan are our strategic partners. Both the leaders (Trump and Abe) have been my good friends. It is a good opportunity to work together.

Briefing the media about the meeting Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that it was a “very warm meeting” and President Trump and PM Abe complimented Prime Minister Modi for the “reforms and development that he has done”.

“The three leaders exchanged views on the Indo-Pacific. They all agreed that free, open, inclusive and rules-based order is essential for the regional peace and prosperity. The Prime Minister offered some ideas on how we should take forward on the concept of Indo-Pacific and how the three countries can work together to promote this concept,” Mr Gokhale said.

He said that PM Modi felt it was necessary that the three countries reach out to all the stakeholders to explain the benefits of Indo-Pacific strategy and their advantages to these countries. 

“The leaders also agreed to the central role of Asean and they also agreed to work on maritime and connectivity issues and to synergise efforts in this regard,” Mr Gokhale said.

He said that the three leaders felt that such meetings were useful and they should continue on the margins of subsequent G-20 meetings.

“Overall, there was a very positive atmosphere and the outcome of this first trilateral has been very encouraging. Prime Minister Modi and the other two leaders were pleased with this outcome,” Mr Gokhale added.

Earlier, making an intervention at the first session of the G-20 meet on global economy, future of work and women’s empowerment, PM Modi highlighted some of the flagship programmes of his government undertaken to modernise economy and promote inclusive growth, such as Jan Dhan Yojana, MUDRA Yojana and Start-up India.





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Dabang Delhi Beat Jaipur Pink Panthers, Tamil Thalaivas Play Out Draw Against Patna Pirates


Dabang Delhi defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers 48-35 in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) clash on Friday. Meraj Sheykh starred for Dabang Delhi as he got 15 raid points and Ravinder Pahal got five tackle points. For Jaipur Pink Panthers, Deepak Niwas Hooda fought hard and returned with 20 raid points. Dabang Delhi started the game on a positive note, managing first three points of the game. Dabang Delhi looked in control of the game as Sheykh got a Super Raid in the 12th minute and helped Dabang Delhi inflict the first All-Out of the game, according to prokabaddileague.com

Dabang Delhi seized the advantage from there and Chandran Ranjit’s Block on Hooda reduced Jaipur Pink Panthers to a solitary player soon afterwards.

Sheykh then helped Dabang Delhi inflict their second All-Out within three minutes. Dabang Delhi had scored fourteen of the fifteen points from the 10th to the 15th minute to take their lead to sixteen points.

Jaipur Pink Panthers tried coming back into the game, but Dabang Delhi continued their dominance. To see things off, Sheykh got touches on Amit Kumar and Mohit Chhillar to help his team win the encounter.

In the other match of the day, Tamil Thalaivas played out a 35-35 draw against Patna Pirates. Tamil Thalaivas were a better team with more raid and tackle points, but an additional All-Out from Patna Pirates helped them salvage a draw.

The first half the game saw both team attacking each other. D Pradap helped Patna Pirates inflict the first All-Out on Tamil Thalaivas and take a 13-8 lead.

However, Ajay Thakur helped Tamil Thalaivas inflict the All-Out early in the second half and take a 19-17 lead.

Patna Pirates slowly clawed their way back in the contest through Manjeet and dashed Thakur out of bounds to bring Tamil Thalaivas down to three men on the mat.

However, a Super Tackle by D Pradap which was well backed up by Sukesh Hegde stopped the Patna Pirates’ charge with the scores still favouring Tamil Thalaivas by 3 points.

Pardeep Narwal’s two-point raid which brought up his Super 10 gave Patna Pirates the lead but Thakur returned got Tamil back in the lead with a two-point raid. However, Pardeep Narwal’s last raid for Patna Pirates levelled the scores at 35-35.



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Children Refuse To Take Up Farming Seeing Our Plight: Protesting Farmers


The farmers are pressing for their demands like debt relief and remunerative prices for the produce.

New Delhi: 

Several farmers, who took part at a protest in New Delhi yesterday remorsed that their children do not want to take up farming seeing their parents plight, as protestors raised slogans to protect “farming legacy”.

Dubbed as the largest farmers’ protest and congregation in the capital, around 35,000 farmers, from across the country, converged at the Parliament Street police station on November 29 after their march was stopped by the administration.

They are in Delhi to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.

Ramaswami Sella Perumal, a farmer from Tamil Nadu, who had undertaken a 36-hour long journey, and was wearing two skulls of his relative who had allegedly committed suicide, said he has two children, who are studying.

“They do not want to become farmers. They see what kind of difficulties we are facing. Many of our farmers have committed suicide. It is saddening that our children do not want to take up something that runs in our family,” Mr Perumal said, as he broke into tears.

Mukut Singh, a farmer leader from Uttar Pradesh concurred with Mr Perumal and said their children want to gain good education and a private job.

“Our children want to study well and then get a good job. Even statistics say 40 per cent of farmers have given up farming and our children obviously do not want to take it up because they see how we are fighting for our rights,” he said.

A farmer leader from Haryana, Phool Singh Sheokand, said, “Our children are ready to sit in a shop and earn Rs 5,000 but they do not want to become farmers. This sentiment is there among the children of many farmers and they cannot be blamed.”

Farmer leader BM Singh also spoke about the issue on the stage and even gave the slogan, ‘We have to bring our children into farming and ensure that the farming legacy does not die’.

The farmers, social activists and political leaders slammed the Union government alleging that it has not implemented a “single major initiative” for farmers int he past four and half years.

In Delhi, the protesting farmers were joined by various political leaders including Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Samajwadi Party leader Dharmendra Yadav, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader S Sudhakar Reddy, AAP MP Sanjay Singh and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah apart from Mr Gandhi.





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PM Narendra Modi Reconfirms Commitment To Multilateralism At Informal BRICS Meeting


PM Modi said the G-20 has strived to promote stable and sustainable global growth (PTI)

Buenos Aires, Argentina: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reaffirmed India’s commitment to globalisation and reformed multilateralism at an informal meeting of the BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina capital Buenos Aires.

PM Modi arrived Argentina’s capital of Buenos Aires on Thursday to attend the G-20 summit where he will discuss ways to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade with other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump.

“In his first of the many engagements today, PM @narendramodi participated at #BRICS Leaders’ Informal Meeting on the margins of #G20Summit. Reaffirmed India’s commitment to globalisation and reformed multilateralism,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ravish Kumar tweeted.

In his departure statement Thursday, PM Modi said through the 10 years of its existence, the G-20 has strived to promote stable and sustainable global growth.

“This objective is of particular significance for developing countries and emerging economies such as India, which is today the fastest growing large economy in the world,” he said.

PM Modi said India’s contribution to global economic growth and prosperity underlined its commitment to ‘Building Consensus for Fair and Sustainable Development’, which is the theme of the summit.

“I look forward to meeting leaders from other G-20 countries to review the work of G-20 in the last 10 years of its existence and chart the ways and means to meet the new and upcoming challenges of the coming decade,” he said.

The timing of the meetings are directly related to period of major global developments, PMO sources said.

They said it is indicative of India’s growing diplomatic and economic profile in the world.





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Tsunami Alert Issued In US After Powerful Alaska Earthquake: Officials


Los Angeles: 

A tsunami warning was issued Friday for coastal areas of Alaska’s southern Kenai Peninsula after a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

“For other US and Canadian Pacific coasts in North America, the level of tsunami danger is being evaluated,” the agency’s US Tsunami Warning System bulletin said.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected, and there was no threat to Hawaii.

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Donald Trump Says Good Signs On US-China Trade Ahead Of Xi Jinping Talks


Buenos Aires: 

President Donald Trump Friday lauded “good signs” ahead of talks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on resolving their trade war.

“There’s some good signs, we’ll see what happens,” Trump said in Buenos Aires, where he was attending the G20 summit and was to have dinner with Xi on Saturday.

“If we could make a deal, that would be good. I think they want to, and I think we’d like to.”

Trump has slapped punishing tariffs on more than $250 billion in Chinese imports so far this year, demanding that Beijing end allegedly unfair trade practices and reverse industrial policies criticized by other major economies.

China responded with its own tariffs on $110 billion in US goods.

But Trump has threatened to target the remaining $267 billion worth of Chinese imports as well, hitting Apple iPhones and laptops produced in China.

Ahead of the G20, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow detailed what Trump wants out of China.

“China should change its practices and come into the community of responsible trading nations,” Kudlow said, stressing that he considers the US economy in far better shape than China’s to weather a prolonged trade war.

“We are in a position to deal with it and handle it very well,” he told reporters.

China will have to give way on “fairness and reciprocity,” he said, warning that US concerns over intellectual property theft and China’s forced technology transfers “must be solved.”

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