INDIA NEPAL

INDIA-NEPAL JOINT COMMISSION MEETING CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY

ANM News Desk: The Fifth Meeting of India-Nepal Joint Commission was successfully concluded in Kathmandu on Thursday. The meeting  was co-chaired by EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar and Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Joint Commission reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations especially connectivity and economic partnership; trade and transit; power and water resources and culture and education. The commission expressed happiness over momentum generated in overall aspects of Nepal-India relations following the exchange of high-level visits in the past two years.

TRUMP

OTHER NATIONS HAVE TO FIGHT TERRORISTS IN AFGHANISTAN AT SOME POINT OF TIME: TRUMP

ANM News Desk: US President Donald Trump states on Wednesday that countries like India, Iran, Russia and Turkey would have to fight against terrorists in Afghanistan at some point of time, claiming that the job against terrorist is being done only by the United States.

Trump claimed that other nations currently are making very less efforts against the terrorists in Afghanistan.

He went on to state that the US was fighting terrorists in Afghanistan despite being 7,000 miles away while India and Pakistan were not doing so even after being next door.

NIRAV MODI

WANTED DIAMANTAIRE NIRAV MODI TO APPEAR BEFORE COURT FOR REMAND HEARING

ANM News Desk: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi who is wanted in India in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case, is set to appear before a UK court for his customary 28-day remand hearing on Thursday.

The 48-year-old is likely to be informed of the dates for his trial on the extradition charges brought by the Indian government, being represented at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London by the UK’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Nirav Modi has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his arrest in March on an extradition warrant executed by Scotland Yard.

MODI

PM MODI EMBARKS ON A 3-NATION VISIT TO FRANCE, UAE AND BAHRAIN

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave on a three-nation visit  to France, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain today. He will meet French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Eduard Charles Philippe in Paris and hold bilateral talks on trade, security, energy security, counter terrorism and maritime cooperation in Indo-Pacific.

PM  Modi will visit the United Arab Emirates where he will be awarded with the Order of  Zayed, the highest of civil order named behind the founder of the Country.

JAISHANKAR

S. JAISHANKAR TO ENGAGE IN BILATERAL TALKS DURING 2-DAY NEPAL VISIT

ANM News Desk: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday for a two-day visit to Nepal. He was received at the airport by Foreign Secretary of Nepal, Shanker Das Bairagi, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri and Nepal’s Ambassador to India Neelambar Acharya.

In his first engagement, Dr. Jaishankar will pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

MODI

PM MODI TO HOLD BILATERAL TALKS WITH THE ZAMBIAN PRESIDENT

ANM News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold delegation-level talks with Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu in New Delhi today.  The delegation-level talks will be preceded by a bilateral meeting between the two leaders.

During the talks, Prime Minister Modi and President Lungu are expected to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations and cover issues of regional and international interest.

The discussion is likely to focus on cooperation in defence, security, geology and mineral resources, energy, health, education, infrastructure, trade and investment-related issues. Several agreements are also expected to be signed after the talks..

SPIDERMAN

SPIDER-MAN MAY NO LONGER BE A PART OF THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

ANM News Desk: Spider Man is caught in a web between film studios. A deal between Marvel Studios and Sony, allowing Spider-Man to show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as in solo pictures for Sony, could be ending.

Actor Tom Holland will still be Spider-Man, but fans aren’t sure they want him moving out of the MCU.

It appears that Tom Holland, who’s played the web-slinging hero in two stand-alone Sony films as well as the recent Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame-. But it looks as if Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige will no longer be producing Spidey-related movies, and as if those films won’t be connected to the superhero activities going on in the MCU, an overlap fans enjoyed.

TRUMP

TRUMP INTENDS TO DISCUSS KASHMIR SITUATION WITH PM MODI

ANM News Desk: US President Donald Trump on August 20 stated that he would discuss the tense situation in Kashmir with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when they meet at the G7 Summit in France during this weekend.

JAISHANKAR

NRC IN ASSAM IS INTERNAL MATTER OF INDIA: S. JAISHANKAR

ANM News Desk: The process of documenting and identifying illegal immigrants in Assam is India’s “internal matter”, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday as he held wide-ranging talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart A K Abdul Momen here.

HONGKONG

PEACEFUL PROTESTS ARE A SIGN THAT SOLUTION CAN BE FOUND THROUGH DIALOGUE: HONG KONG LEADER

ANM News Desk: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam stated that she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore calm and that talks with non-violent protesters would provide “a way out” for the Chinese-ruled city.

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied peacefully in torrential rain on Sunday in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations.

The protests have prompted sharp reactions from Beijing, which has accused foreign countries, including the United States. China has also sent clear warning of possible forceful intervention, with paramilitary forces holding drills in neighbouring Shenzhen.