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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 30, 2018, 08.58 AM(IST)

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Discussed ways to further boost ties: PM Modi after meeting Saudi Crown Prince on G20 sidelines

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit here on Friday and they discussed ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties.

Trump cancels meeting with Putin at G20 over Russia-Ukraine standoff

In the wake of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, US President Trump today cancelled his meeting Russian President Putin in Argentina during the G20 summit to held in Buenos Aires from November 30th.

G20 Summit: A day of trilaterals for India 

This is an important trilateral coming on the background of Indo-Pacific concept gaining currency and quad meeting--India, Japan, Australia and the US-- taking place earlier this year in Singapore.

Maldives denies media reports of Indian Army deployment

The Maldives Government has strongly denied media reports which stated that India had offered US $1 billion to the Maldives in exchange for the deployment of Indian troops in the island nation.

Farmers brave chilly night at Ramlila Maidan, 'Khudai Khidmatgaars' offer comfort

Thousands of farmers from across the country converged Thursday at the historic Ramlila Ground after journeys that took some as long as 36 hours to complete to press for their demands, including debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.