Free Press Journal
  • BRICS’ utility may lie in business ties

    The BRICS summit in Johannesburg has indulged in the same cliché-ridden statements that summits like this are known for but mercifully, paying lip service to combating terrorism is not the lone fallout from it. When, at the last summit in Xiamen in China, the five-member grouping comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa named two Pakistani terror outfits— Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad — in its final declaration as rogue outfits there was

  • India to work with BRICS for Fourth Industrial Revolution: PM Narendra Modi

    Johannesburg: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India will work with other member states of the BRICS economic bloc to prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution while reiterating India’s commitment to multilateralism, international trade and rule-based world order.

  • BRICS reaffirms commitment on competition

    A joint declaration on Friday pledging continued efforts to implement policies and practices that encourage competitiveness.

  • Sushma Swaraj comes down heavily on Pakistan for terrorism: Official

    United Nations: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has underscored the need to combat terrorism in her multilateral meetings and sent a “very strong” signal to Pakistan to stop using it as an instrument of state policy, her spokesperson has said.

  • BRICS nations at United Nations reaffirm commitment in fighting terrorism

    United Nations: The BRICS countries have strongly condemned terrorism in all forms and its manifestation and called for a comprehensive reform of theUnited Nations to allow India and the fellow members of the five-nation bloc to play an important role in the world body. Foreign ministers of BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa yesterday met on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly Sessions in NewYork.

  • BRICS declaration: China’s Pakistan policy intact, says Islamabad

    Islamabad: Referring to the recently-adopted BRICS declaration against terrorist groups, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said the declaration contained “nothing new”. China’s policy towards Pakistan has not changed, the minister said as he addressed a press conference after visiting Quaid-i-Azam’s mausoleum in Karachi to pay respect to the country’s founder on his death anniversary.

  • Pakistan has clear conscience on terror: China

    Beijing: China on Friday defended its all-weather ally Pakistan, saying Islamabad has done its “best” to combat terrorism and some countries need to give it “full credit” for that, days after Beijing backed the BRICS’s declaration which named Pakistan-based terror groups like LeT and JeM for the first time.

  • India, China bonhomie good, but will it last?

    There is no denying that the BRICS summit hosted by China has had some positive strands for India. It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s threat not to attend the summit that led the Chinese to back off and agree to a mutual withdrawal of troops from the Doklam trijunction. Had the Doklam impasse not ended and if India had gone ahead with its threat, the summit would have been a non-starter since

  • BRICS Summit, a chance to expose Pakistan again: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Meem Afzal believes that an important step has been taken against exposing terrorism in Pakistan in the BRICS Summit today after a joint declaration condemned terrorism and included Pakistan-based terrorist organizations in it. “It will be an important step if the five nations sign on the resolution and work towards it. There is a chance to expose Pakistan again,” he told ANI.

  • BRICS Summit 2017: PM Modi, President Xi to hold bilateral meeting

    Xiamen (China): In a big win for India’s campaign against terrorism emanating from Pakistan, BRICS countries on Monday named Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad in their joint declaration while calling for a comprehensive approach to combat terrorism.

  • PM Modi bats for early setting up of BRICS credit rating agency

    Xiamen : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday strongly pitched for setting up of a BRICS credit rating agency to counter western rating institutions and cater to the financial needs of sovereign and corporate entities of developing nations. In an address at the plenary session of the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Summit here, Modi said a separate rating agency would help the economies of the member countries as well as other developing nations. “Last

  • JeM, LeT in BRICS declaration due to violent activities: China

    Beijing: China today said that Pakistan-based terrorist outfits like JeM, LeT and the Haqqani network have been included in the BRICS joint declaration due to concerns about their violent activities in the region.

  • BRICS nations commit to enhance cooperation on health matters

    Xiamen: India and other BRICS members today praised the establishment of a “long-term mechanism” for traditional medicine exchanges and committed themselves to enhance cooperation on health issues at international fora, including at the G20.

  • BRICS summit: Countries pledge to fight tax evasion

    Xiamen (China): The BRICS Summit of five emerging economies on Monday pledged itself to creating a fair and modern global tax system that will address issues like tax evasion by shifting of profits to safe havens and to promote exchange of tax information that will seek to curb the practice.

  • Typhoon Mawar’s shadow hanging over BRICS meet

    Xiamen : Ahead of the BRICS Summit in Xiamen city, China on Saturday issued a high alert in the southeast for Typhoon Mawar, which is expected to hit the region on Sunday.

  • Cabinet reshuffle possible before PM’s Beijing trip

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Modi called a meeting of his council of ministers on Wednesday evening in the capital leading to a speculation once again that he may reshuffle and expand his ministry on Friday or Saturday before travelling to China for the BRICS summit from Monday.

  • No talks unless India pulls back troops from Doklam: China

    Beijing: On the eve of NSA Ajit Doval’s China visit to attend the BRICS security summit, Beijing on Wednesday made clear that India’s pullback from Doklam on the border remained the “precondition” for any dialogue on the issue.