India to host G-20 summit in 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will host the G-20 summit in 2022, the year the country would celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Independence. The G-20 is a grouping of the world's 20 major economies. Modi made the announcement at the closing ceremony of the two-day summit held here in Argentina's capital. Italy was to host the international forum in 2022. Thanking Italy for allowing India to play the host, Modi invited G-20 leaders to India in 2022, which also marks the 75th anniversary of India's Independence.
"In 2022 India completes 75 years since Independence. In that special year, India looks forward to welcoming the world to the G-20 Summit! Come to India, the world's fastest growing large economy! Know India's rich history and diversity, and experience the warm Indian hospitality," the prime minister tweeted after making the announcement. G-20 members comprise Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the UK and the US.
Hockey World Cup 2018
Hosts India will look to build upon their winning start when they take on third-ranked Belgium in their Pool C match on Sunday. Belgium, who are one of the favourites to lift the trophy, are expected to provide a much tougher test for Harendra Singh's team than South Africa, who were beaten 5-0 by India in their first match.
Priyanka Chopra weds Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra married US singer Nick Jonas on Saturday in a Christian ceremony attended by close family and friends at one of India’s most opulent royal palaces, reports said. The couple are due to have a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on Sunday and host a reception in New Delhi next week. The bride, groom and other members of the wedding party wore outfits designed by Ralph Lauren, the design house said on its Twitter account. The wedding was officiated by the groom’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas, People said.
China, US agree no new tariffs 'after January 1'
The United States and China agreed Saturday in a long-anticipated summit to hold off on new tariffs after 1 January, Chinese state media said following a months-long trade war. The China Daily and Chinese international broadcaster CGTN both said US president Donald Trump and his counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to halt tariffs "after January 1" — when Washington has been set to impose USD200 billion in new tariffs. The White House did not immediately comment on the outcome of the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, but senior Trump adviser Larry Kudlow said that it went "very well".
Barely 100 people attend RSS rath yatra, organisers had expected 2 lakh
According to reports, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) rally Sankalp Rath Yatra, which was predicted to have at least 2 lakh attendees, was off to a rocky start, with barely 100 attendees.
The rally began on Saturday from Jhandewala Mandir, a few metres from RSS’s Delhi headquarters, and culminate on 9 December at Ramlila Maidan in the National Capital. The RSS has divided Delhi into 8 regions and will visit a different region every day.
The 10-day rath yatra was organized in Delhi to demand an ordinance for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The RSS is pushing for a decision on the construction of the temple at the disputed site ahead of the Supreme Court hearing, which is likely to begin in January 2019.
Trump sending Air Force One to bring Bush casket to Washington
Donald Trump announced Saturday he would send his presidential aircraft to bring the casket of his late predecessor George HW Bush from Texas to Washington, where he will lie in state this week. Trump said that after flying him home from the G20 summit in Argentina, the Boeing 747 plane would travel on to Houston — part of what he called "a special tribute that (Bush) deserves very much".
"Air Force One will be taking myself and a lot of our people back to Washington," Trump said. "It will then be reset and it will be sent to Houston to pick up the casket of President Bush." Bush, who died Friday in Houston at the age of 94, is to be honoured with a state funeral in Washington's twin-spired National Cathedral, with Trump and his wife Melania to attend, the White House has confirmed.
The late US president will first lie in state in the Rotunda of the US Capitol for two days of public viewing beginning Monday evening, congressional leaders said. A first solemn ceremony is scheduled for 5 pm (2200 GMT) Monday, when a military escort brings in the casket bearing the body of the former president. The public will be allowed to pay its respects from Monday at 7.30 pm until Wednesday at 7 am, according to a statement from congressional leaders — the top two Republicans and top two Democrats.
Nirav Modi cannot return to India, afraid of getting lynched: lawyer tells court
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, a key accused in the $2bn PNB fraud case, cannot return to India as he is afraid of "getting lynched" and is being compared to demon 'Ravan', his lawyer told a special court Saturday, but the ED dismissed the claim saying if he felt there were "security threats", he should have filed a police complaint. Modi's lawyer Vijay Agarwal stated this while arguing before Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court Judge MS Azmi against the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) application to declare Modi a fugitive under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act. Countering the ED plea, Modi also said through his lawyer that he had no record or data with him about his finances. Referring to Modi's claims of "security threats" in India, the ED said these points are "irrelevant" to the case.
Updated Date: Dec 02, 2018 07:58 AM