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Afternoon Briefing: PM Modi’s G20 Summit schedule, India vs. Bharat controversy and all the latest news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items you should check out

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to engage in a series of bilateral meetings during the G20 Summit, including discussions with the Prime Ministers of Mauritius and Bangladesh, a meeting and dinner with US President Joe Biden, and a conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. Modi will also meet Comoros President Azali Assoumani as chairperson of the African Union, a development initiated by India to address economic growth and development in the pandemic-affected Global South. The summit will address geopolitical issues like Ukraine and Climate Change alongside its primary focus on economic growth. Sustainable development goals and millet promotion for global food security are also on the agenda, with Modi emphasizing support for Africa’s recovery and stability. Dig deeper

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Congress leader Jairam Ramesh raised an issue on Tuesday when an invitation from Rashtrapati Bhawan for a G20 dinner referred to the President as the “President of Bharat” instead of the customary “President of India.” Ramesh cited the Constitution’s Article 1, which declares that “Bharat, that is India, shall be a Union of States,” and asserted that this “Union of States” is now under threat. He criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for distorting history and dividing India, emphasizing the need to bring harmony, amity, reconciliation, and trust to the nation. Ramesh’s remarks come as the opposition bloc, Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), launches a campaign focused on uniting India. This issue follows recent suggestions by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat to use “Bharat” instead of “India,” sparking a debate on the country’s name. Bhartiya Janata Party Member of Parliament Harnath Singh Yadav defended “Bharat” as more meaningful while criticizing “India” as a colonial term. Dig deeper

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Sports Goings

The Asia Cup serves as crucial preparation for the upcoming World Cup for all participating teams, allowing them to assess players and finalize their squads. India, despite weather disruptions in their two Asia Cup matches, had already determined their World Cup 15 before the tournament. Captain Rohit Sharma expressed confidence in their preparations, emphasizing the need to move forward without complacency. In their first game against Pakistan, India faced early challenges but staged a remarkable recovery thanks to Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya’s partnership. The Pakistan chase was thwarted by rain. In the match against Nepal, India bowled first, with Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Siraj taking wickets. India successfully chased the revised target of 147, with Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill leading the way. Dig deeper

Entertainment Focus

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Lifestyle and Health

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That’s all we have at this hour in our Afternoon briefing. Catch you in the evening.

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