India News Live Updates: Prime outcome from India-Saudi Arabi meetings includes the 8 agreements that were signed, says Ausaf Sayeed

05:01 PM

Asia Cup 2023

ICC says, “Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf won’t bowl further in the Super 4 fixture against India in the Asia Cup. Rauf experienced discomfort in his right flank on Sunday in the game against India that was carried over to Monday. The pace bowled five overs including the final completed over on Sunday.”

05:01 PM

India 167/2 in 29 overs

04:58 PM

India 163/2 in 28 overs

04:54 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi participated in an academic discussion at the Hague in Netherlands

The session was attended by students, academics civil societies and diaspora and was co-hosted by the University of Leiden, the University of Groningen, and the University of Amsterdam on the topic – ‘India in the world’.

04:48 PM

India 152/2 in 26 overs

04:43 PM

India vs Pakistan match resumes

India 150/2 in 25 overs.

04:41 PM

Centre should release NREGA funds due to Bengal, they owe it to very poor people: Mamata Banerjee

04:41 PM

Chandrababu Naidu’s arrest seemed vindictive: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

04:30 PM

150 killed in Libya floods after rainstorm: official

04:23 PM

PM mentioned about opportunities in India for semiconductor investment: Sayeed

So we would invite Saudi and other countries to invest here. on UPI there are discussions taking place with Saudi. We hope we can make a breakthrough as we did with other countries on the same.

04:19 PM

Union minister Piyush Goyal addresses the India-Saudi Investment Forum in Delhi

04:18 PM

Morocco quake death toll rises to 2,497: interior ministry

04:17 PM

Diplomatic passport holders on both sides wont need a visa once agreement is concluded, Sayeed

04:17 PM

Prime outcome from India-Saudi Arabi meetings includes the 8 agreements that were signed: Sayeed

There is a resolve from leadership to continue focus on energy, particularly in the downstream sector. Both sides recognise each other’s economic capabilities, this is a noticeable outcome. The energy agreement includes renewables, circular carbon economy among others. Visa waiver proposal was made and both sides are working on it.

04:16 PM

Government has respectively received about Rs 2182 crore and Rs 460 crore from IOCL and BPCL as dividend tranches

04:15 PM

on desalination MOu, it includes cooperation in tech, investment exchanges, expertise and capacity building: Sayeed

04:07 PM

PM listed investment by Saudi Arabia in tourism, waterways, expansion of railways freight corridors, ports, energy, hydrogen, gas grids, optical fiber, renewable energy, IT & IT-related infra: Sayyed

Discussions are going on for green connectivity, desalination. Specific elements havent been identified in details yet, maybe in days to come we can.

04:06 PM

Happy about the Saudi-Iranian deal, we have good relations with all GCC, Middle-eastern, Arab Countries: Sayyed

04:04 PM

No details on the new corridor yet as its too early (On the corridor): Sayyed

04:01 PM

The two sides have started discussing on currency trade: Sayyed

The two sides also agreed to expedite the India-GCC FTA negotiations which they felt would act as a catalyst for further strengthening our economic cooperation between the two sides. They also agreed to strengthen cooperation in the FinTech field and explore trading in the local currencies.

03:57 PM

Dont see the new corridor as an opposition to any other country: Sayyed

It is connecting like-minded partner country in different geographic zones. It would need close coordination and work with all partners involved.

03:51 PM

Secretary (CPV & OIA) Ausaf Sayeed briefs the media on State visit of Crown Prince & PM of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mohammed bin Salman

“The Crown Prince congratulated India for a very successful G20 meeting with a lot of major outcomes in the meeting…The two sides expressed their happiness at the launching of the India-Middle East-Europe Corridor…PM also congratulated the Kingdom on becoming a full member of the BRICS…”.

03:50 PM

8 agreements have been signed

  • 1st in the field of energy.
  • 2nd in the field of digitalization and elec mfg.
  • 3rd in CVC in India and Saudi counterpart.
  • There was an agreement between the 2 Exim banks.
  • Signed an agreement around desalination.
  • Pact on renewable energy was also signed.

03:47 PM

PM emphasised on setting up startup bridge between India & Saudi: MEA

  • PM stressed importance of cooperation in education sector.
  • Joint working group on skill development could be set up, PM Modi suggested.

03:46 PM

Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in fintech fields: MEA

Satisfaction was expressed at the volume of trade between each other, India being 2nd biggest partner of Saudi and Saudi being 4th biggest for India.

03:45 PM

Discussions revolved around power & gas grid, among others: MEA

03:45 PM

Two sides agreed to set up joint task force in channelising the $100 bn investment promised by Saudi: MEA

03:44 PM

MEA official: Both sides identified space and semiconductors as areas of cooperation

03:43 PM

India MEA official

The two sides held long discussion. MBE mentioned that India and Saudi have long friendship with no instances of conflict.

03:42 PM

India MEA official: Today the Crown Prince of Saudi was hosted by PM Modi for a restricted-level discussion

In the evening, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is expected to depart.

03:42 PM

Ukraine says regains control of Black Sea oil and gas drilling platform- AFP

All I would like to say is that this entire alliance, that is against PM Modi, can go to any limit for votes…I would like to pray to Lord Ram to give them some wisdom. This is a shameful and indecent remark. We condemn this

– On Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray’s remarks on Ram Mandir, BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad

Delhi govt to hire maintenance firm to ensure safety of statues, fountains installed for G20 Summit

– PWD minister Atishti

03:15 PM

Nifty hits 20,000 surpasses previous record high of 19,991.85

03:11 PM

Assembly Elections 2023

Congress party will again win the (Rajasthan Assembly) elections with an absolute majority. We are getting complete support from the people,” says Congress leader Sachin Pilot in Jaipur.

03:02 PM

Ahead of Tamil Nadu BJP president K Annamalai’s protest in Chennai against state’s ministers and DMK leaders Udhayanidhi Stalin and P.K. Sekar Babu over Sanatana Dharma issue, heavy security deployed in the city

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and I had very productive talks. We reviewed our trade ties and are confident that the commercial linkages between our nations will grow even further in the times to come

– Posts PM Modi

02:51 PM

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge approves the constitution of committees for ensuing Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh

02:41 PM

Cloudy weather and light rainfall in Colombo, Sri Lanka ahead of India vs Pakistan match in Asia Cup 2023

India is at 147/2 in 24.1 overs, the match will resume at 3pm.

I will not comment on anyone’s statement but I will state the fact that not even a square inch of our land has been occupied by the Chinese

– Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh BD Mishra on Rahul Gandhi’s China remark

Earlier, Industrialists used to come and sign MoUs with a family, but now when industrialists come, they sign MoUs with over 3 crore Punjabis

– Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann at the opening ceremony of Tourism Summit in Mohali

The G20 event was for the development of nation. Those who are raising questions (on G20) are the ones who are looking out for themselves and their party

– BJP Bihar chief Samrat Choudhary

02:25 PM

The Supreme Court held that DBS Bank and its directors, who were appointed after the amalgamation with Lakshmi Vilas Bank, cannot be held liable for actions attributed to erstwhile directors of LVB

It is a possibility that the government could invite a large number of people for the Ram Temple inauguration in buses and trucks, and on their return journey, an incident similar to that in Godhra may occur

– Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray earlier

02:22 PM

UK finance minister Hunt: Bristish PM Rishi Sunak raised the issue alleged Chinese spying with Chinese Premier on G20 sidelines

02:19 PM

UBS to cut hundreds of waelth jobs in Asia as activity slows down [Bloomberg]

We are highly encouraged by the intensified collaboration between India and the UK in the area of financial services. The UK expressed willingness to further extend its footprint in the GIFT City IFSC and foster a robust FinTech partnership. I am pleased with the tangible progress achieved through the India-UK financial partnership which has evolved into a leading public & private sector collaborative forum for dialogue across the financial sector.

– Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

02:16 PM

India will show the world a new path on biofuels through the Global Biofuels Alliance: HS Puri

19 countries and 12 international organisations have already agreed to join the alliance.

02:15 PM

Cloudy weather and drizzles at Colombo, Sri Lanka ahead of India vs Pakistan match

With emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning redefining financial services and India’s new Digital Personal Data Protection Act, there are ample opportunities for both nations to collaborate on frameworks for secure and inclusive financial intermediation. Success of the India-UK Green Growth Equity Fund is a testament to the efficacy of public-private partnerships in channelling large-scale sustainable finance

– Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

We all know that the pollution level increases in Delhi during the winters. To tackle this, the Delhi government has started working on the winter action plan. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also decided to implement a complete ban on all kind of crackers in the city

– Delhi Minister Gopal Rai

G20 was a successful event and we welcome it. However, I would have felt even better had the PM and the Centre invited Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge to the summit

– Congress leader Sachin Pilot

02:05 PM

Titan in talks with banks as it mulls selling its first ever local-currency bond for Rs 3,000 crore: BLoomberg

01:43 PM

Complete ban on manufacturing, storage and sale of firecrackers in the national capital ahead of Diwali

01:31 PM

India’s Supreme Court directs SpiceJet to pay $500,000 by Sept 15 in Credit Suisse dispute as per settlement

01:20 PM

SC grants one more opportunity to Spicejet Chairman Ajay Singh

SC gives one more opportunity to Singh to pay, asks him to be present on every court hearing. It said by Sep 22, the next of hearing, he should pay the due installment of 5,00,000 USD and also additional one million USD towards the defaulted amount.In case Singh doesn’t abide by the order, the apex court said he will be sent to Tihar on next date.

Transport Minister is having a dialogue with the Union…I hope they will understand all the issues and it will be resolved immediately

– State Minister Eshwar Khandre

Despite the complaints to the Home ministry, and the demand for CBI inquiry, the Modi-led government has not directed a probe on the discrepancy in the Jal Jeevan Mission. Who are they trying to save?

– Congress leader Pawan Khera

01:06 PM

We are adding new dimension to our ties in tune with changing times: PM Modi at India-Saudi Arabia Strategic Partnership Council meeting

01:06 PM

We have identified several initiatives to take our close partnership to next level: PM Modi at India-Saudi Arabia meet