Need for better India-ASEAN connect

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu called for greater trade and investment engagement between India and the ten-member ASEAN bloc, especially in agriculture as well as minerals and ocean resources, and suggested the creation of India-ASEAN regional value chains in these segments. Mr. Prabhu also pitched for easier movement of Read more…

Congress votes to reopen

Congress sped towards reopening the government, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant “Dreamers” was Read more…

U.S Vice-President visits Jerusalem

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said it was an honour to be in “Israel’s capital, Jerusalem”. First time a visiting dignitary could utter those three words.Thanked him for President Donald Trump’s “historic” Read more…

Om Prakah Rawat to be next CEC

The Union Law Ministry on Sunday appointed seniormost Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) as the incumbent A.K. Joti will retire on Monday. Former Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa was appointed as Election Commissioner to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Rawat’s elevation. Mr. Rawat, Read more…