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Xi: Ready for bloody battle, won't cede an inch of Chinese territory

TIMES OF INDIA - 35 min 5 sec ago
​​"The Chinese people have been indomitable and persistent. We are resolved to fight the bloody battle against our enemies, and on the basis of independence we are determined to recapture the relics," he said in a nationally televised speech.

Several people shot at US school in Maryland

TIMES OF INDIA - 2 hours 9 min ago
​​Multiple people were shot and their condition was not yet clear, ABC News reported, citing the St. Mary's County sheriff. The shooting took place at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, about 70 miles (110 km) south of Washington.

Anguished Naidu cancels dinner for MPs

TIMES OF INDIA - 3 hours 55 min ago
At a meeting with the floor leaders of various parties in his chamber today, the RS Chairman conveyed anguish over the ongoing stalemate in the House and informed them of his decision to cancel the dinner.

Volume of Iran-Qatar trade exchanges exceed $250 m

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 1 min ago
Deputy Minister of Agricultural Jihad Ali Akbar Mehrfard said on Tuesday that the volume of trade exchanges between Iran and Qatar this year will exceed $250 million compared to the corresponding period of last year.

Bin Salman in US to push for atomic deal, pressure on Iran

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 4 min ago
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in Washington for official talks at the White House on his first visit to the US, which observers say is mainly meant to consolidate his grip on power at home and push for an ambitious nuclear deal.

Bodies of 39 Indian workers kidnapped by Daesh found in Iraq

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 36 min ago
The bodies of 39 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq in 2014 by Daesh Takfiri terrorists have been found in a mass grave, India's foreign minister said Tuesday.

How Iraqi authorities found bodies of Indians who were killed by ISIS

TIMES OF INDIA - 5 hours 37 min ago
The killing was a "heinous crime carried out by Daesh terrorist gangs," Iraqi official Najiha Abdul-Amir al-Shimari told reporters. Daesh is the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

Rouhani opens ‘strategic’ rail line near Iraqi border

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 59 min ago
President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday opened a new train line, linking a major city near the border with Iraq to the national railway network.

UN calls on Turkey to end state of emergency, halt rights violations

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 15 min ago
The United Nations has called on Ankara to end a state of emergency in place in the country since 2016, saying it has led to “massive and serious” rights violations in the southeastern Kurdish-majority areas.

Iran's tourist attractions to be introduced in Ankara fair

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 21 min ago
Iran will present its tourism potentials and capabilities in an international fair that will be held in Turkey's capital, Ankara.

Helga Schmid honored for her diplomatic efforts

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 24 min ago
Secretary General of European External Action Service Helga Schmid received on Tuesday a plaque of honor themed 'Gold in Honor of Decoration Grand' on her sincere diplomatic efforts and her prominent role in implementation of the JCPOA accord.

'I was never tortured': Saudi prince Al-Waleed 'forgives' hotel ordeal

TIMES OF INDIA - 6 hours 33 min ago
Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, dubbed the Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia, was released from the now-notorious Ritz-Carlton hotel in early January after an undisclosed financial agreement with the government.

May take 8-10 days to bring back bodies: V K Singh

TIMES OF INDIA - 7 hours 1 min ago
"There will be legal processes. We are waiting for information from there (Iraq). It may take 8-10 days (to bring back the bodies)," Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh told reporters outside Parliament.

IAF plane crashes in Mayurbhunj, Odisha

TIMES OF INDIA - 7 hours 22 min ago
An Indian Air Force (IAF) Hawk advanced trainer jet crashed Tuesday in Odisha's Mayurbhunj district near the Jharhkhand border. The trainee pilot helming the plane ejected himself safely but received some injuries.

OPEC courts Azerbaijan as shale oil threat grows

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 7 min ago
Azerbaijan is reportedly discussing possible membership in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which has welcomed the initiative.

How Lingayat decision can impact Karnataka polls

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 51 min ago
In a move that is expected to have a huge impact on the assembly elections in Karnaraka, the Siddaramaiah government decided on Monday to declare Lingayats as a religious minority and include the Veerashaivas who follow Basavanna as a group within the community.

Activists place 5,000 flowers for Yemeni children at US Capitol

IRAN DAILY - 9 hours 13 min ago
Activists have laid 5,000 flowers outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, to remember the children killed and injured in Saudi Arabia’s brutal war against the people of Yemen and to protest the inaction of Congress and the administration of President Donald Trump to stop the deadly aggression.

20 dead as powerful storm hits Madagascar

IRAN DAILY - 9 hours 36 min ago
A powerful tropical storm that lashed the island of Madagascar has left 20 people dead and affected 19,000 more, according to an official toll.

Iran: Saudi Crown Prince big liar

IRAN DAILY - 10 hours 8 min ago
Mohammed Bin Salman claims on Iran are 'big lies', Iran's Foreign Ministry's spokesman said in reaction to the Saudi Crown Prince's accusations against Iran with regard to terrorism.

Iran congratulates Tunisia independence anniversary

IRAN DAILY - 10 hours 13 min ago
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday extended his congratulations to his Tunisian counterpart over the North African country's Independence Day.

Xi: Taiwan to face ‘punishment of history’ over any separatist move

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 32 min ago
In his strongest warning yet to Taiwan, China’s President Xi Jinping says the self-ruled island will face the “punishment of history” for any attempt to split the mainland.

M Natarajan – a man who claimed to be kingmaker

TIMES OF INDIA - 11 hours 39 min ago
Natarajan, who died in Chennai on Tuesday morning at the age of 74, had played a role, silent nevertheless, in his wife getting closer to Jayalalithaa and emerging stronger and once there, to not only control the AIADMK, but also the state administration from behind the scene.

Uber suspends self-driving tests after car kills woman in Arizona

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 43 min ago
An Uber self-driving car has hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, marking the first time a self-driving car has killed a pedestrian and dealing a potential blow to technology which is expected to transform transportation.

US, South Korea to resume annual military drills

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 57 min ago
The United States and South Korea say their annual joint military drills will resume next month, despite a diplomatic thaw with North Korea, a move that risks irking Pyongyang ahead of a planned summit with US President Donald Trump.

Iran, Pakistan to sign MoU for arts, literature cooperation

IRAN DAILY - 12 hours 10 min ago
Iran and Pakistan will formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) soon to enhance cooperation in the fields of literature, arts and culture.

Technology and real estate must blend together, mega mall owner says

IRAN DAILY - 12 hours 45 min ago
Technology and real estate must blend together better today in order to support an evolving retail market, according to one mega mall owner.

Mogherini says EU united in preserving Iran deal

IRAN DAILY - 13 hours 6 min ago
The European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini said that the European Union is united in preserving Iran nuclear deal also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

K'taka gamble: Will Cong reap poll harvest or end up with egg on face?

TIMES OF INDIA - 13 hours 7 min ago
The Lingayat community, particularly in North Karnataka, has distanced itself from the Congress ever since the party unceremoniously removed Veerendra Patil, a Lingayat, from the CM’s post in 1990.

Iran, Belarus to promote scientific ties

IRAN DAILY - 13 hours 13 min ago
Iran's ambassador to Belarus and Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus on Monday underlined developing scientific and technology cooperation between the two countries.

Can Karthik be utilised as India's new finisher?

TIMES OF INDIA - 13 hours 32 min ago
'Calm' Karthik could be Dhoni’s successor when it comes to pulling off tight chases.

US Senate to vote on ending Washington’s role in Saudi war on Yemen

IRAN DAILY - 13 hours 46 min ago
The US Senate has teed up a vote on ending the US military involvement in the Saudi war on Yemen.

Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan dies aged 74

TIMES OF INDIA - 15 hours 16 min ago
M Natarajan, husband of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, died at 1:30am on Tuesday, a release from Gleneagles Global Health here said.

Karnataka clears minority status for Lingayats

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:30
In a political gamble close to the assembly polls, the Siddaramaiah government decided on Monday to declare Lingayats as a religious minority and include the Veerashaivas who follow Basavanna as a group within the community. The move is expected to have a huge impact on the assembly polls.

Bring 4 crore workers under welfare laws, says SC

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:14
In a bid to ensure relief to more than four crore construction workers, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to treat them as formal sector employees by bringing them within the ambit of social welfare laws and provide benefits like paid maternity leave, provident fund and minimum wage.

Indian doctors doubt new global diabetes norms

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 21:04
​Medical practitioners here in India feel the guidelines which recommend relaxing blood sugar targets will, not only lead to serious complications in diabetics, but also confusion in treatment protocol, advising that these should be ignored for Indians.

Kejriwal says sorry to Gadkari, Sibal’s son

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:57
A Delhi court acquitted Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in two defamation cases — one filed by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and the other by advocate Amit Sibal, son of Congress leader Kapil Sibal — after he tendered written apologies. Kejriwal had earlier apologised to Akali leader B S Majithia.

PLA trying to outflank Indian post in Doklam?

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:40
China’s road and other military infrastructure construction in the Doklam area near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction continues to cause concern in the Indian security establishment, with People’s Liberation Army now trying to circumvent Indian troop positions with an road axis in the region.

Pakistan protests as pilgrims denied visas for Ajmer

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 20:26
Diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan intensified on Monday with Islamabad protesting against the denial of visas to over 500 pilgrims seeking to visit Ajmer Sharif and India saying “prevailing circumstances” and absence of security clearances were the reasons for its decision.

TDP, YSRC gear up for no-trust motion showdown

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:18
After opposition parties once again stalled proceedings in the Lok Sabha today, the TDP and YSR Congress have preemptively directed its MPs to be present in the Parliament to ensure that the no-confidence motion against the union government gets tabled tomorrow.

Saudi Crown Prince: Women are 'absolutely' equal

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:54
The powerful crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, 32, arrives in the United States on Monday for an extended visit during which he is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump and tour a number of American cities.

Pak woman admits to meeting cricketer Shami

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:08
After days of speculations, Alishba has now admitted meeting Shami in Dubai when he was returning from South Africa. Alishba also claimed that she has been in touch with Shami ever since India's defeat to Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy final.

UK, EU reach deal on post-Brexit transition period

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:07
The United Kingdom and the European Union have reached a landmark deal on a Brexit transition phase that will last for nearly two years after Britain's departure from the EU next year.

Baghdad resumes paying salaries of Kurds frozen over secession vote

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:00
Iraq's federal government has announced resumption of paying the salaries of Kurdish civil servants and Peshmerga security forces, which had been frozen in the wake of tensions between Baghdad government and Kurdish authorities over a non-binding Kurdish independence vote.

Some militants may accept deals to withdraw from Ghouta: Syrian minister

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:54
Some militants may soon agree to withdraw from the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta as Syrian government troops constantly shrink the militant-held areas of the flashpoint region.

Putin says Russia will decrease military spending

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:49
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will reduce its military spending during his new term as the leader of the country, a day after he was re-elected in a presidential election with a landslide.

Iran president congratulates Merkel on re-election as German chancellor

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:44
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Angela Merkel on her 4th re-election as the German chancellor, calling for further expansion of cooperation in different fields.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi greeted by protesters in Sydney over Rohingya crisis

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:35
Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been greeted by street protests in Australia over her response to the Southeast Asian country's ongoing violent campaign against persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

South Korea prosecutors seek arrest for former president Lee Myung-bak

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:20
Prosecutors in South Korea have called for an arrest warrant for former president Lee Myung-bak over allegations of corruption.

Erdogan vows to expand Syria offensive to eastern regions

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 15:07
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to further expand military operations against Kurdish militants in Syria to the eastern parts of the Arab country, even threatening to send troops to northern Iraq if Baghdad could not clear the region of the militants.

India police charge former Canara Bank chief for loan fraud

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:50
India's federal police filed charges on Monday against a former chairman of state-run Canara Bank and others over allegations that the officials helped a company defraud the bank of about $10.5 million taken in loans over four years ago.

US whines about Iran's missiles, pours arms into Mideast: Zarif

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:34
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed the United States' “sheer hypocrisy” for seeking to stop Iran's defensive missile program while flooding the Middle East region with all kinds of weapons.

Memory for a lifetime: Karthik on last-ball six

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:34
Dinesh Karthik is no Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Joginder Sharma but the Indian batsman is not complaining about the "memories of a lifetime" that his last-ball six against Bangladesh created.

World water conference starts in Brazil after UN warning

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:18
Brazilian President Michel Temer has opened an international conference on world water supplies in Brasilia, saying there is "no time to lose" to avoid disaster.

Turkish troops, pro-Turkey militia will not remain in Syria’s Afrin: Ankara

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:05
Turkey says its military troops and pro-Ankara forces do not plan to remain in Syria’s Afrin as occupiers after they ousted Kurdish militants from the northern city, insisting that Ankara will leave the region to its “real owners.”

Most Americans believe 'deep state' manipulates US government: Poll

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:48
A majority of Americans believe a “deep state” that operates outside the democratic system exists within the US government and is secretly controlling national policy, according to a new survey.

Mainly Catholic Philippines takes step to legalize divorce despite Duterte's opposition

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:33
The lower house of Congress in the Philippines has passed a law that would make divorce legal in the mainly Roman Catholic Southeast Asian country.

Iran, China to hold joint symposium on nanomedicine

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:39
Iran will be organizing a joint symposium on nanomedicine and biotechnology together with China at Sahand University of Technology in Tabriz.

Iran, Uzbekistan to hold joint economic commission meeting

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:32
Director General for Europe-US Office of Iran's Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Behrouz Olfat said on Monday that the 12th Iran-Uzbekistan Joint Economic Commission meeting is to be held in April.

Iran president congratulates Merkel on re-election as German chancellor

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:29
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has congratulated Angela Merkel on her 4th re-election as the German chancellor, calling for further expansion of cooperation in different fields.

Zarif lashes out at US dual policies in region

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:25
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted on Monday the US double-standards in dealing with Iran’s defensive missile program.

Germany underlines saving JCPOA

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:21
German foreign minister on Monday underlined saving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and the Group 5+1 (the US, the UK, Russia, China and France plus Germany) in 2015.

Mauritanian minister: Iranian health centers enjoying int'l standards

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:17
Iranian treatment and health centers work at the level of international standards, said Mauritanian Health Minister Kane Boubacar, who is in Tehran on an official visit.

Iraqi army forces arrest two senior terrorists near Mosul

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:33
Iraqi army troops have arrested two high-profile members of the Daesh terrorist group near the country’s strategic northern city of Mosul as government forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, continue to hunt for the remnants of the terror network.

Minister: Iran to award $6b Oil Projects to Local Contractors in 2018

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:45
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says over 6 billion dollars worth of oil contracts will be signed with local E&P, EPC and drilling companies next calendar year, beginning on March 21.

Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:26
In the letter to Nitin Gadkari, Kejriwal wrote, "I have nothing personal against you. I regret the same. Let us put the incident behind us&bring the court proceedings to a closure."

Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:26
In the letter to Nitin Gadkari, Kejriwal wrote, "I have nothing personal against you. I regret the same. Let us put the incident behind us&bring the court proceedings to a closure."

Chinese hackers targeting WhatsApp: Indian Army

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:19
“The Chinese use all kinds of platforms to penetrate your digital world. Whatsapp groups are a new way of hacking into your system. Chinese numbers starting with +86 barge into your groups and start extracting all the data,” a video tweeted by the ADGPI said.

Qatar asks US to probe 'financial warfare' by UAE bank

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:08
Qatar has asked the US to investigate reports that the American subsidiary of the largest bank in the UAE is manipulating the Qatari currency to harm the country's economy amid a diplomatic dispute with Saudi Arabia.

Analyst: US-Saudi policy in Syria has failed

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:16
Saudi Arabia’s extravagant campaign to cause chaos in Syria has failed, says an analyst in London, arguing that the only way for Riyadh to save face is to back peace plans led by Iran and other “genuine allies” of Damascus.

World leaders send congratulatory messages to Putin amid Western silence

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:44
Leaders of Asian and Latin American states have extended congratulations to Vladimir Putin over his landslide re-election as Russian president, while Western leaders are still tight-lipped amid thorny Moscow-West relations.

Iran's 5,000-year-old skeletons on display

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:38
The 5,000 years old skeletons and items found alongside them in the Burnt City, eastern Iran, are displayed in Mashhad, director general of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Razavi Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran.

France for discussing Iran missile program, EU rejects new sanction

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:30
Tehran, March 19, IRNA – The European Union must discuss Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen, as well as its ballistic missiles program, said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday, whereas EU foreign policy chief has refuted reports of a new sanction against Tehran.

Int'l lawyer urges JCPOA signatories to halt US anti-Iran policies

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:24
A prominent law expert from Geneva's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Europe called for JCPOA signatories to stop US anti-Iran policies.

Mogherini rejects new EU sanction on Iran

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:04
The European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has refuted certain media reports suggesting new sanctions against Iran.

Iran MP: US violated JCPOA 19 times

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:58
United States has never been after implementation of the July 2015 nuclear deal as it has violated the deal 19 times, an Iranian lawmaker announced here on Monday.

Iranian high-level delegation to visit Pakistan for FTA meet

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:19
A high level Iranian delegation is scheduled to visit Islamabad in April to participate in the fourth round of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Iran and Pakistan, local media reported.

Rouhani felicitates Putin on landslide victory in presidential election

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:13
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran send a message to Vladimir Putin to extend congratulations on his landslide victory in Russia’s presidential election and underlined that Tehran was ready to further deepen relations with Moscow in bilateral, regional and international fields, president.ir reported.

Iranian judoka Molaei bags bronze at Ekaterinburg Grand Slam

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 06:44
Iranian judoka Saeed Molaei has displayed acceptable athletic skills at the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam in Russia and managed to collect a bronze medal at the prestigious sporting event.