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WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jan 30, 2019, 07:03 PM IST

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Top developments of the day.

Speaking at an informal meeting of the plenary on the Intergovernmental Negotiations on the increase in the membership of the Security Council at the  United Nations General Assembly, India's permanent representative Syed Akbaruddin said,"Reform, we all know, at the UN is a process rather than an event. However, there is no process known to us here that has traversed winding pathways in the manner as this process of the Reform of the Security Council".

After reports said Venezuela president Maduro was ready to negotiate' with opposition and call for elections, President Trump in a tweet said Guaido was being targeted by the Venezuelan Supreme Court.

The Finance Ministry clarified on Wednesday that the 2019 Budget presented by the government will be an Interim Budget. The clarification came amid reports that stated that the Finance Minister has asked its staff to refer to the upcoming Budget as a General Budget.

Taking a dig at the Congress party in a public gathering at Surat on Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi said that if the previous governments had to do the work that he has done so far, they would have needed "25 more years".

MS Dhoni, who missed out on the third one-day international (ODI) against New Zealand with a sore hamstring, is back at the nets as India prepare to take on the Kiwis for the fourth ODI in Hamilton.