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Live: PM to start yoga session shortly in Dehradun

TIMES OF INDIA - 2 hours 50 min ago
June 21 has been declared as International Yoga Day by the UN. PM Narendra Modi will lead the nation in an early morning session of yoga from Dehradun today. Stay here for live updates.

Army ops kill more civilians than terrorists: Azad

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:28
In a TV interview, Azad also said BJP's language of "all out operations" in J&K indicated that a "massacre" was being planned.

JD(U) to keep distance from Yoga Day event

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:14
JD(U) on Wednesday distanced itself from International Yoga Day celebrations in Bihar on Thursday.

Spain beat Iran with Costa's 3rd goal of FIFA WC

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:07
Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares.

Anti-terror ops in J&K to go on: Gen Bipin Rawat

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:54
A key appointment was that of B V R Subrahmanyam, who had earlier served as private secretary to former PM Manmohan Singh, as chief secretary in place of B B Vyas. He will assist governor N N Vohra, who sources said would not be replaced any time soon.

EOW arrests Bank of Maharashtra chief, 5 others for bad loans

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:11
These arrests are part of the ongoing probes into the Rs 2,043 crore economic fraud said to have been committed by Pune developer D S Kulkarni and his group of companies. The bank’s former MD and CEO, Sushil Muhnot, zonal manager Nityanand Deshpande, DSK’s chartered accountant and statutory auditor, Sunil Ghatpande are among the others arrested.

FIFA World Cup 2018 live: Iran 0-0 Spain

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:03
Stay updated with Times of India for all the Football live score updates of 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Iran and Spain

FIFA WC: Suarez stars as Uruguay enter knockouts

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:05
Uruguay beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 on Wednesday thanks to a goal from striker Luis Suarez, propelling the South Americans and hosts Russia into the knockout stage and eliminating the Saudis.

Trump backs down, agrees to take action to stop family separation

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:04
The Trump administration finally agreed on Wednesday to end the practice of forcibly separating children from immigrants crossing the border illegally into the United States.

N N Vohra: J&K's man for all seasons, all parties

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:59
At 81, most people are well into retirement, ticking off to-do items from their bucket list, but not Narinder Nath Vohra, Jammu and Kashmir's long-time governor who was handed the reins of the troubled state for the fourth time in his 10-year tenure today.

China may lose title of world's no. 2 stock mkt

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:06
China has been home to the world’s second-largest equity market since it overtook its Asian neighbor at the end of 2014, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

FIFA World Cup live: Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:00
Stay updated with Times of India for all the Football live score updates of 2018 FIFA World Cup match between Uruguay and Saudi Arabia

US foreign policy in crisis

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:25
By Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran’s Foreign Minister

Ronaldo scores again as Portugal down Morocco

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:21
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo struck in the fourth minute for Portugal against Morocco in Moscow to surpass Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe's all-time leading scorer with 85 international goals.

White House: China's 'economic aggression' is threat to US, world

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:58
The administration of US President Donald Trump is intensifying its rhetoric against China’s trade practices, accusing Beijing of waging a systematic campaign of “economic aggression” that threatens US and global economic security.

J&K: Army chief says anti-terror operations will continue as earlier

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:42
Jammu and Kashmir was brought under Governor's rule on Wednesday and the state Assembly put under suspended animation, a day after the PDP-BJP government collapsed with the BJP ending the three-year-old alliance with the regional party.

Uruguay beats Saudi Arabia, moves to FIFA World Cup knockout stage

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:34
The Uruguay men’s national football team has claimed it second narrow win in the preliminary round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and got a berth in the knockout stage of the tournament.

Turkey election rivals accuse Erdogan of media monopoly

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:32
Opposition candidates in Turkey’s presidential election say incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a near-monopoly over the media in the run-up to the June 24 elections.

Canada’s Trudeau slams US family separations

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:59
The US practice of separating migrant children from parents caught crossing the US-Mexico border illegally is "wrong," Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.

Russia welcomes US pullout from UNHRC, says council can work better now

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:43
Russia has welcomed the United States' pullout from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the body has lost nothing and can operate more freely now.

Survivors say at least 60 refugees died in Mediterranean

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:30
At least 60 refugees were killed after their rubber dinghy sank in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya last week, survivors have said.

Bahraini regime urged to drop charges against top opposition leader

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:15
More than 30 independent rights groups have called on the Bahraini regime to drop all charges against prominent Shia and opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman as the ruling Al Khalifah dynasty does not shy away from its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom.

Libya oil output cut by half due to fierce fighting

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:59
A series of fierce clashes between rival armed groups in eastern Libya's key oil export ports has caused output to drop by nearly half, the head of Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) says.

Fall of the American Empire

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:47
By Paul Krugman*

Iranian traditional medicine key to optimal health, life style

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:44
Iranian traditional medicine, also known as Persian traditional medicine, is one of the most famous and ancient forms of traditional medicine, whose earliest record can be traced back to 6,500 BC.

Locarno Festival to honor Taviani Brothers

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:42
The 71st Locarno Festival will pay tribute to the Taviani Brothers, and honor the memory of Vittorio Taviani, who died last April. Paolo Taviani will be a guest of the festival and present a new print of the their film 'Good Morning Babiylon' (1987) in the outdoor cinema the Piazza Grande, recently restored by Italy's National Film Archive and Istituto Luce-Cinecitta.

Live FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal vs Morocco

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:38
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Group B match between Portugal and Morocco. The match starts at 17:30 IST.

Iran can turn into region's agricultural hub: Ex-minister

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:34
Iran can turn into a hub for exports of agricultural products in the region if it effectively battles water crisis and manages water shortage, said a former Iranian agriculture minister.

Drought crisis, one step away from cities

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:32
By Mohsen Tabatabaei Mozdabadi*

Norway supports EU efforts to safeguard Iran nuclear deal

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:28
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry says Oslo supports efforts by the European Union to safeguard the Iran nuclear deal, amid the bloc's promises that it will protect the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US withdrawal from it.

Iran's two-month exports up

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:27
Iran exported 18.72 million tons of commodities worth $7.55 billion during March 21-May 21 compared to figure for the same period last year showing a growth of 4.6 percent and 19 percent in terms of weight and value, respectively.

UNGA elects Iran as Economic and Social Council member

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:25
The United Nations General Assembly elected 18 members of the Economic and Social Council to serve three-year terms beginning on January 1, 2019, the UN Information Center (UNIC) in Tehran said in a statement on Wednesday.

Swiss rail company signs MoU with Iran

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:25
Iran's state rail company signed a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland's rail tracks maintenance machines manufacturer Matisa for obsolescence management.

Italy says JCPOA should be protected

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:22
The Italian foreign minister stressed the importance of preserving the Iran nuclear deal, saying that the European Union's stance is to completely support it.

Iran's oil minister calls on OPEC to resist Trump's calls to alter output policies

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:20
Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh called on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to resist calls from Washington to alter its output policies.

ICC World Test C'ship: India to play West indies

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:16
Cricket's governing body, the ICC, on Wednesday released its FTP for 2018-2023, in which its confirmed the dates for all bilateral international fixtures and incorporated all three formats of the game for the various men's teams.

UN Human Rights Council back to work with US seats empty

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:32
The United Nations' Human Rights Council returned to business as usual on Wednesday despite the US pulling out a day earlier. Russia blasted the American move, calling it "boorish" and saying the US "inflicted a powerful blow to its human rights reputation."

Republicans get little direction from Trump on immigration

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:27
Compiled from Dispatches

Record-breaker Ronaldo sends Renard's men out

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:19
Cristiano Ronaldo took just four minutes to score the goal that made him the top-scoring European in international football as Portugal beat Morocco 1-0 in Moscow to dump Herve Renard's men out of the World Cup.

Scorsese to receive lifetime achievement award at Rome Film Fest

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:17
Academy-Award winning director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the 13th annual Rome Film Fest's lifetime achievement award. Italian director Paolo Taviani will present the honor.

Belgium’s Martinez not looking for perfection

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:50
Belgium need to improve on its performance in Monday's 3-0 win over Panama as its World Cup campaign progresses against Tunisia, according to head coach Roberto Martinez, but he said they "should not look for perfection".

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Hodeida airport seized

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:47
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has seized control of Hodeida airport and continues to attack pockets of Houthi resistance nearby, a coalition spokesman said on Wednesday.

Signs bad for Messi's last chance to emulate Maradona

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:46
Lionel Messi’s 31st birthday this weekend is an ominous reminder Russia may be his last World Cup and final chance to emulate fellow Argentine great Diego Maradona in lifting the ultimate prize.

OBOR Journalists' Forum kicks off in Beijing

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:44
The 'One-Belt One-Road (OBOR) Journalists' Forum' officially began on Wednesday morning local time in the Chinese capital city of Beijing.

Awe-inspiring Russians take world by surprise

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:43
Russia can afford to dream. The host nation defied critics and confounded expectations by easing past Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday.

Taliban kill 30 Afghan soldiers after cease-fire

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:23
Taliban militants killed 30 Afghan soldiers and captured a military base in the western province of Badghis on Wednesday, the provincial governor said, their first major attack since a cease-fire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The three-day Taliban cease-fire ended on Sunday.

Govt on how oil prices might be taxed under GST

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:07
A peak tax rate of 28 per cent plus states levying some amount of local sales tax or VAT on petrol and diesel is likely to be the tax structure when the two auto fuels are covered under the GST regime, a top government official said.

Gaganjot vs Shoaib: What Airtel wants you to read

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:53
After facing outrage over seeming to capitulate to a bigoted customer on Monday, Airtel today sought to do damage control again by saying what happened was "just one colleague responding on behalf of another" who had logged out.

'Whatever does ex-J&K deputy CM Gupta mean?'

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 09:39
Former BJP deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Kavinder Gupta made an intriguing statement today, the operative part of which was "we are working on something & people will get to know about it". To opposition leader Omar Abdullah, Gupta's statement indicated that the BJP was going to attempt to "horse-trade for government formation" in J&K.

Officials struggle to protect Rohingya refugees

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:55
International aid agencies and Bangladesh authorities are struggling to protect hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees against deadly monsoon landslides and floods ahead of the peak rainy season expected in July.

Parliament should not be doubtful about domestic capabilities: Leader

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:32
Iranian Parliament should not be a symbol of doubt, desperation, inferiority complex, and indifference about domestic issues; it should not either be hopeless about national capabilities, said Leader of the Islamic Revolution on Wednesday.

Iran goalkeeper Beiravand’s story source of inspiration for soccer fans worldwide

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:14
The life story of the first-choice goalkeeper of the Iran men’s national football team Alireza Beiranvand, who worked in a bakery, a car wash, a pizzeria and as a street sweeper before rising to stardom, could be a source of inspiration for millions of soccer enthusiasts around the globe.

UN chief should condemn Trump's pulling out of Iran Deal: US expert

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 08:09
US President Donald Trump has trampled the United Nations by quitting the Iran Deal, so the UN Chief Antonio Guterres should condemn Trump's act that weakens the nonproliferation regime, said a rotating member of the Council on Foreign Relations of the US.

No evidence of TTV bribing voters: Madras HC

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:59
Justice G Jayachandran passed the order while noting that there was no material evidence to show that Dhinakaran bribed voters during the December 2017 bypoll.

Israeli warplanes attack over two dozen targets in Gaza Strip

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 07:09
Israeli fighter jets have conducted fresh airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, hitting 25 targets across the blockaded Palestinian territory.

Turkish agency builds greenhouse, teaches agriculture in Mexico

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:15
Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) has established two greenhouses in Mexico which will provide food to 300,000 people in a year, the state-run agency said.

UK solar power growth halves for second year running

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:14
New solar power installations halved in the UK last year for the second year in a row, as the fallout of government subsidy cuts continued to shake the sector.

Climate action can limit Asia's growing water shortages

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:12
Even ‘modest’ action to limit climate change could help prevent the most extreme water-shortage scenarios facing Asia by the year 2050, according to a new study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers.

Mounting trade fears send waves through global markets

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 05:04
The escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing has jolted investors for the first time in months as a sharp sell-off in Chinese shares started a ripple through global markets that hit companies in major exporting nations particularly hard.

Somalia launches new curriculum to improve access to education

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:57
Somalia has launched a new education curriculum for primary schools across the country to ensure access to quality education for its youthful population, a government official said.

Immigrant, minority parents less involved in children's education

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:55
Teachers view parental involvement differently for different students, believing that mothers and fathers of immigrant or minority students are less involved in their children's education, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University published in Social Science Research.

Age limit for US federal food assistance program impacts reading scores, learning

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:51
Nearly one million children face food insecurity simply because they were born late in the year. No safety net coverage exists for these children when they age out of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and they are not yet eligible to attend kindergarten.

Iran nuclear chief, Norway PM review issues of mutual interest in Oslo

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:17
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday that Oslo is keen on safeguarding the landmark Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Closing Africa’s Wealth Gap

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:06
From ‘Africa Reeling’ to ‘Africa Rising’, there’s a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.

Three countries protect half the world’s new refugees

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:48
Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution.

Eight healthy foods for dinner

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:48
Nighttime is the time for muscle and body tissue to begin to work on itself after a long day.

Exercise makes blood of obese people healthier

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:45
Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.

China pioneers ceramic 3D printing in microgravity

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:36
One of the first civilizations to make ceramics about 10,000 years ago, China is now developing technology to manufacture ceramics in space.

Severe stress may send immune system into overdrive

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:36
Trauma or intense stress may up your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study suggested.

Nick Hague dreamed of stars as a boy, heading to space

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:27
As a boy growing up in Kansas, the US, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Unique microbe could thrive on Mars, help future manned missions

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:26
New research suggested certain cyanobacteria could thrive on Mars. The microbes could even be used to provide future space colonies with oxygen.

Iranian diplomat confers with Syrian opposition leaders

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:16
Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a senior advisor to Iran foreign minister discussed Syria's Constitutional Committee with certain Syrian opposition leaders in Geneva.

US makes tension in oil market: Iranian minister

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 03:08
Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh said on Tuesday that the main part of the current problem in oil market comes from political tensions created by US president in international atmosphere and not lack of balance in demand and supply.

US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council over anti-Israel bias

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:54
The United States has announced its withdrawal from the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) over what it calls the body’s entrenched bias against Israel.

J&K: How Ramzan truce failed at peace

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:51
According to official figures, terror incidents in J&K shot up from 20 between April 15 and May 16 to 73 during May 17-June 16. However, there was no let-up in the crackdown on terrorism with 22 terrorists killed during the ceasefire compared with 14 in the 31 days preceding the truce.

Deep brain stimulation promising for mild Alzheimer's patients older than 65

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:51
Alzheimer's patients older than 65 benefit the most benefit from deep brain stimulation, according to findings from a recent phase II clinical trial.

New NASA instrument on ISS to track plant water use on Earth

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:42
To better track water use by Earth's plants, NASA is preparing to install a new instrument on the International Space Station.

Researchers locate world's first known manta ray nursery

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:41
Researchers have discovered the world's first known manta ray nursery. Scientists found the nursery in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary located off the coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Allying with BJP may have cost PDP large swathes of its support base

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:30
Nineteen years after the PDP was founded by her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and built by Mehbooba Mufti from the grassroots in 1999, the Kashmir valley-centric regional party is today facing an existential crisis.

Iranian researchers design new seawater desalination machine

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:20
Researchers at Iranian Amirkabir University of Technology have designed a new seawater desalination machine capable of purifying water using water membranes.

2018 World Cup: Iran gears up for Spain clash

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 02:09
Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said he could offer no magic potion to help his side cope with the might of Spain but promised his players would fight, fight and fight again when they meet the former world champions on Wednesday.

US withdraws from United Nations human rights council

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:43
US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley slammed Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for thwarting US efforts to reform the council. She also criticised countries which shared US values and encouraged Washington to remain but "were unwilling to seriously challenge the status quo."

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