VIF Information Alerts - 28th November 2018
Modi, Trump, Abe to hold first trilateral meeting at G-20 summit

Published: Hindustan Times
28 Nov 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be holding a rare and their first trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina’s Buenos Aires later this week.

The trilateral was announced by US national security adviser John Bolton at a White House news briefing on Tuesday along with other world leaders that President Trump will meet separately on the sidelines of the summit. It includes a working dinner with China’s Xi Jinping to thrash out a trade deal, which has looked increasingly improbable.Click here to read...

State-run Chinese TV excludes PoK from Pakistan

Published: The Economic Times
28 Nov 2018

China’s state-run CGTN Television has for the first time excluded Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) from Pakistan’s map while it reported last Friday’s terror attack on a consulate in Pakistan. It is not known if this was a deliberate move by China amid the momentum generated through highlevel contacts between New Delhi and Beijing in 2018. Also, it is unlikely that a state-run television will ever defy Beijing.Click here to read...

India dismisses Pakistan ‘invite’ to PM Modi for Saarc meet as ploy

Published: The Economic Times
28 Nov 2018

India dismissed as “posturing” a Pakistan foreign office announcement on Tuesday that it would “ invite” PM Narendra Modi to a Saarc summit in Islamabad. “India is not a special invitee that Pakistan has the discretion to invite us. India is integral to the Saarc process,” a senior government official said. “The date for a Saarc summit is finalised with the consent of all members. And that has not happened,” the official added.Click here to read...

Khaleda Zia barred from Bangladesh polls

Published: The Telegraph
27 Nov 2018

A top court on Tuesday ruled that a person jailed for more than two years cannot contest an election, effectively ruining former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s chance to participate in the December 30 polls. Attorney-general Mahbubey Alam said the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson, who is convicted in two graft cases, “is disqualified from taking part in the upcoming elections”.Click here to read...

Trump says doesn’t believe own government’s climate warning

Published: The Tribune
27 Nov 2018

President Donald Trump said on Monday that he didn’t believe his own government’s report last week warning of massive economic losses if carbon emissions continued to feed climate change unchecked. “I don’t believe it,” Trump said at the White House, adding that the United States would not take measures to cut emissions if the same was not done in other countries.Click here to read...

India too optimistic about gains from China-US dispute

Published: Global Times
27 Nov 2018

India will need to forge a complete industrial chain and improve its infrastructure if the country aims to catch up with China in the manufacturing sector, experts noted on Tuesday, after media reports said the South Asian country is looking to gain opportunities from China-US trade disputes with a long-term plan to advance its industrial base.Click here to read...

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