Russia signs up to $100 bn BRICS fund to rival IMF

Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an accord Saturday to set up a $100-billion reserve fund for the so-called BRICS -- the five leading emerging economies that include Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa.

Top courts of BRICS countries to expand judicial cooperation

Top judges of BRICS countries on Saturday held their first meeting and called for equitable governance and inclusive growth while asking emerging economies to expand cooperation for sharing experience on judicial reforms.

India should host Olympics: Japanese envoy
India should host Olympics: Japanese envoy

Japan on Saturday pitched for India as a host of the Olympic Games after 2020 in tune with its growing global stature and impressive economic growth.

'Clean India', BRICS in focus at World Congress on Public Health

Around 2,000 experts from over 60 countries would take part in the 14th World Congress on Public Health (WCPH) beginning here Wednesday that will showcase India's efforts, including the 'Clean India' drive, organisers said Monday.

BRICS to pursue Green Global Fund with World Bank cooperation

In a significant move by BRICS, environment ministers of the five member countries are to meet in Moscow in April to discuss taking forward the proposal for creating a Green Global Fund in cooperation with the World Bank to support initiatives that are environment-friendly.

Don't demonise BRICS, says China

It is unwise to demonise BRICS grouping since these countries are pushing forward structural reforms to promote growth in the face of economic turbulence, China said Wednesday.

Russia mulls joint orbital station with India, China

Moscow may propose at the July summit of the BRICS emerging economies in Russia’s Ufa city creation of a joint manned orbital station with India and China, a document drafted by the expert council at Russia’s military and industrial commission said Tuesday.

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Repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is priority, says PM Modi
Repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is priority, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that repatriation of unaccounted money abroad is a priority while addressing the leaders from the BRICS nations, ahead of the G20 Summit.

BRICS leaders meet on sidelines of G20 summit

The leaders of the BRICS countries met here Saturday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit.

E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week

The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan.

BRICS asks global community to cooperate to tackle terrorism

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) have called on the global community to cooperate in efforts to address the threat posed by foreign terrorists, including by preventing their recruitment, movement across borders and cutting their financial support.

Japan PM Abe dividing China, India: Chinese daily

Accusing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of "dividing" China and India, a state-run Chinese daily on Sunday said Indo-Japan ties face "huge uncertainty" in view of rise of BRICS and emerging Sino-Indian cooperation.

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Germany`s Merkel for FIFA WC win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the "splendid victory" of her country`s football team in just-wrapped FIFA World Cup held in Brazil.

BRICS development bank: What`s in it for India?

The formation of the BRICS bank is being hailed as a significant step in the developing world`s endeavour to have a more credible say in the global economy.

BRICS should explore ways to help end the crisis in Iraq: Modi

Expressing concern over "grave instability that is fast seeping across borders" in West Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that remaining mute spectators to countries being torn up can have grave consequences, and called upon countries of BRICS to explore ways to help end the crisis in Iraq.

There can be no justification for any acts of terror: BRICS

In a strong endorsement of India, the five-nation BRICS summit has come out with a strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there can be no justification for any acts of terror.