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'No change in status quo at Doklam standoff area'

TIMES OF INDIA - 1 hour 20 min ago
"No change" has taken place at the Dokalam standoff area after it was resolved last year, India's envoy Gautam Bambawale said and blamed China squarely for the face off, saying it happened because Beijing tried to alter the "status quo" which it should not have.

Wriddhiman Saha scores 102 off just 20 balls

TIMES OF INDIA - 3 hours 35 min ago
Saha, who was picked up SRH for INR 5 crore in the 2018 IPL auction, hit a blistering 20-ball 102-run knock for his team Mohun Bagan in a JC Mukherjee Trophy match against BNR Recreation Club in Kalighat.

Naxalism on its last leg in the country: Rajnath

TIMES OF INDIA - 4 hours 8 min ago
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the "serious" challenge of Naxalism in the country has entered its "last leg" and Maoists are now resorting to coward ambushes against security forces as they are unable to undertake a direct fight.

Iran proposes investment in Afghan iron ore project

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 8 min ago
Afghanistan says Iran has asked to extract iron ore from a mine in Herat but the two neighbors have yet to reach an agreement on where to process it.

Two dead as car bomb explodes in Egyptian city of Alexandria

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 34 min ago
A car bomb has rocked the coastal Egyptian city of Alexandria, reportedly killing two people and injuring at least four others. The attack comes just two days before Egypt’s presidential election.

Giant Russian TV tower demolished ahead of 2018 World Cup

IRAN DAILY - 4 hours 39 min ago
an unused TV tower in the Ural mountain city of Yekaterinburg in Russia is destroyed to make way for reconstruction ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Police arrest second person linked to French attack

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 8 min ago
Police arrested a second person overnight believed to be linked to an attack in southwestern France on Friday that led to the death of four people, a judicial source said on Saturday.

Bahrainis hold rallies in solidarity with martyrs

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 35 min ago
Bahraini people have once again taken to the streets in the kingdom to slam the deaths of political activists at the hands of the Manama regime’s forces.

Jewish author: Iran active regional player in fight against terrorism

IRAN DAILY - 5 hours 39 min ago
Jewish anti-Zionism journalist and author Israel Shamir said on Saturday the Islamic Republic of Iran is an active player in the region in the fight against terrorism, concentrating all its efforts on suppressing terrorists.

Saudi crown prince flaunts uranium reserves after issuing threat

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 5 min ago
Days after threatening to make nuclear bombs, the Saudi crown prince boasts about the kingdom’s rich uranium reserves, saying Riyadh wants to have the ability to enrich its own uranium for use in the nuclear reactors to be built on Saudi soil.

Trump signs into law bill to cut off aid to Palestinian Authority

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 9 min ago
US President Donald Trump has signed into law legislation that halts some aid to the Palestinian Authority until it stops paying Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the families of those killed by Israeli forces.

Man convicted in killing of Muslim cleric and his assistant

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 13 min ago
A New York City man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Muslim cleric and his assistant.

Turkish military says took full control of Syria’s Afrin from Kurdish militants

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 41 min ago
The Turkish military says it has established full control over Syria’s Afrin town after more than two months of battles with the US-backed militants controlling Syria’s northern border regions.

Whales die after mass stranding in Australia

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 44 min ago
All but six of more than 150 short-finned pilot whales that stranded themselves on a beach in Western Australia have died, despite efforts from authorities and local beachgoers to save them, officials said on Saturday.

China says ready to defend its interests in U.S. trade spat

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 49 min ago
The United States has violated international trade rules with an inquiry into intellectual property and China is ready to defend its interests, Vice Premier Liu He told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, state media said on Saturday.

Iranian athletes collect two medals at 2018 Tunisia Junior & Cadet Open

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 53 min ago
Iranian table tennis players Amin Ahmadian and Amirreza Abbasi have managed to receive two medals, including one gold, during the junior boys' singles competitions of the 2018 Tunisia Junior & Cadet Open.

Iran’s Team Melli slumps to 0-1 defeat against Tunisia in World Cup warm-up match

IRAN DAILY - 6 hours 57 min ago
The Iran men’s national football team, domestically known as Team Melli, has fallen to a narrow defeat against Tunisia in a friendly fixture as it is gearing up for the 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.

Ex-FBI agent McCabe condemns 'unhinged attacks' by Trump

IRAN DAILY - 7 hours 45 sec ago
Veteran FBI agent Andrew McCabe, who was fired just before his retirement, condemned on Friday the "extended humiliation" and "unhinged public attacks" he endured from President Donald Trump and his administration.

Fodder scam: Lalu sentenced to 7 yrs in prison

TIMES OF INDIA - 7 hours 52 min ago
A CBI special court today sentenced former Bihar chief minister Lalu Yadav for 14 years in prison following his conviction in Rs 3.13 crore Dumka treasury case, fourth of the five fodder scam cases.

Seoul: Pyongyang agrees to inter-Korean talks next week

IRAN DAILY - 7 hours 58 min ago
North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea on March 29 at the border truce village of Panmunjom to prepare for a summit of their leaders planned for April, the South said on Saturday.

Crew of sunken cargo launch rescued in Persian Gulf

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 6 min ago
Deputy Director General of Bushehr province Ports and Maritime Organization Nourollah Asa'di announced on Saturday that seven crewmembers aboard a sunken cargo launch were rescued in the Persian Gulf.

Britain repeats US cyber-attack charges against Iran

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 11 min ago
The British Foreign Office Minister for cyber Lord Tariq Ahmad on Friday followed the US in accusing Iran of being involved in destructive cyber activities targeting hundreds of universities.

Spokesman: US not to benefit from its anti-Iran ploy

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 15 min ago
The Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday condemned the latest US anti-Iran moves in sanctioning some Iranian nationals and a company active in the field of technology and engineering services on false charges of cyber-attack on American universities.

Iran: Riyadh to blame for deadlock in all initiatives to solve crises

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 18 min ago
The Saudi Arabia has caused all political initiatives to solve Yemen crises over the past three years to come to a deadlock, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Saturday.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: Is India prepared?

TIMES OF INDIA - 8 hours 45 min ago
It’s being called I4.0, short for Industry 4.0, or the fourth Industrial Revolution, and it is transforming factories and production fl oors across the world. Although India lags its global peers in I4.0 adoption, the country is taking baby steps to improve productivity through tech and enable the manufacturing sector to achieve the target set by the government of contributing 25% of GDP by 2022… 

Pak trade activist: Chabahar, Gwadar ports will be instrumental for regional prosperity

IRAN DAILY - 8 hours 58 min ago
Senior Vice President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) says Chabahar and Gwadar ports will complement each other and would be instrumental for regional prosperity.

Iran: Collective global cooperation needed to tackle water crisis

IRAN DAILY - 9 hours 12 min ago
The Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said on Friday that collective regional and global cooperation is need to tackle water crisis facing many countries of the world, IRNA wrote.

UN rights body adopts five anti-Israel resolutions, urges arms embargo

IRAN DAILY - 9 hours 23 min ago
In a major diplomatic blow to Israel, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has adopted five resolutions against Tel Aviv, urging an international ban on arms sales to the regime over its atrocities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Beijing: Dispatch of US warship to South China Sea serious provocation

IRAN DAILY - 9 hours 28 min ago
Beijing blasts the passage of an American destroyer close to the islands it controls in the disputed South China Sea as “serious provocation,” saying such military activities pose a challenge to China’s “sovereignty and security.”

Thousands to take part in Washington's 'March for Our Lives' rally

IRAN DAILY - 9 hours 32 min ago
Hundreds of thousands of protesters are getting ready for a massive anti-gun rally in Washington, as calls grow for tighter gun control measures following a wave of mass shootings in the United States.

Peru's new president sworn in after impeachment drama

IRAN DAILY - 10 hours 11 min ago
Martin Vizcarra has been sworn in as Peru's new president Friday, after the vice president was catapulted to the post when Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid impeachment.

Syrian government forces take control over 90% of Eastern Ghouta

IRAN DAILY - 10 hours 18 min ago
Syrian government forces have gained control over 90 percent of the Eastern Ghouta region as militants continue to leave their last major stronghold near the capital Damascus.

Govt urges oil companies to defer loan recovery under free LPG plan

TIMES OF INDIA - 10 hours 40 min ago
According to the decision, public sector oil marketing companies will not recover their loan for the next six refills booked by Ujjwala households. All existing Ujjwala beneficiaries with loan will also not have to pay their outstanding instalments for the next six refills.

Wall Street nosedives as investors flee on trade war fears

IRAN DAILY - 10 hours 41 min ago
Wall Street tumbled on Friday with more than 1,000 points knocked off the Dow in two days as investors, increasingly nervous about a potential U.S. trade war with China, shied away from risk ahead of the weekend and sought shelter from further losses.

Iran: New US sanctions against Iranian nationals provocative act

IRAN DAILY - 10 hours 58 min ago
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi has condemned the new US sanctions against several Iranian nationals and an engineering company as an act of provocation, saying the policy will fail to prevent the technological progress of the Iranian nation.

Elon Musk deletes Facebook pages of Tesla, SpaceX

TIMES OF INDIA - 11 hours 14 min ago
"Delete SpaceX page on Facebook if you're the man?" a user tweeted to Tesla Chief Executive Musk. His response: "I didn't realize there was one. Will do."

Sindhu to be India's flag-bearer at 2018 CWG

TIMES OF INDIA - 11 hours 23 min ago
Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu will be Indian contingent’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, according to IOA sources.

Spain issues international warrants for Catalan separatists

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 26 min ago
A Spanish judge on Friday issued international arrest warrants against Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont and four others involved in the region's independence movement, the Supreme court announced.

UN: Nearly 170,000 flee violence in Syria's Afrin

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 31 min ago
Nearly 170,000 people have fled after a Turkish-led assault on the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Afrin, the UN said Friday, pointing to the harrowing conditions faced by those displaced.

Thousands of Slovaks protest govt despite new PM

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 35 min ago
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Slovakia on Friday to call for snap elections, saying the premier's resignation was not enough to fix what they see as a corrupt government.

Israelis, Palestinians react differently to Bolton appointment as US national security advisor

IRAN DAILY - 11 hours 39 min ago
Israeli and Palestinian officials have expressed different reactions to US President Donald Trump’s decision to name hardliner John Bolton as his new national security advisor.

Militants to quit another enclave in Syria's Ghouta

IRAN DAILY - 12 hours 4 min ago
Another militant group in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta has agreed to leave the region as the government forces advance against militants in their last major stronghold near the capital Damascus.

Pakistanis celebrate Republic Day with traditional zeal

IRAN DAILY - 12 hours 34 min ago
The 78th Pakistan Day also known as Republic Day and Resolution Day was celebrated on Friday with traditional zeal and enthusiasm across the country.

'India a brother, China is like a long-lost cousin'

TIMES OF INDIA - 14 hours 4 min ago
India is a brother, but China is like a long lost cousin found, Maldives ambassador to China Mohamed Faisal has said, asserting that his country would push ahead with Chinese projects despite Delhi’s concerns.

Soldiers on borders to get new rifles & LMGs soon

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 23:21
The government after some delay has finally set the ball rolling for the acquisition of a small number of new assault rifles, light machine guns and closequarter battle carbines, which were promised for infantry soldiers deployed on the borders with China and Pakistan under the fast-track procedure (FTP).

Mosque vital to Islam? Query may delay Babri case

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:53
Adjudication of the politically sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case will be delayed as the Supreme Court on Friday said it will first decide whether the apex court’s 1994 decision that a “mosque is not an essential part of Islam” needs to be re-examined by a Constitution bench.

Govt begins arms procurement process for forces

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:58
The government after some delay has finally set the ball rolling for the acquisition of a small number of new assault rifles, light machine guns and close-quarter battle carbines, which were promised for infantry soldiers deployed on the borders with China and Pakistan under the fast-track procedure (FTP).

Car bomb kills, wounds dozens in southern Afghanistan

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:03
An explosion has killed and injured scores of people in the city of Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan's restive south, officials say.

Bahraini regime forces arrest 29 people in 24 hours

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:39
Bahraini forces have reportedly arrested at least 32 people during separate raids on a number of houses across the kingdom in the past 24 hours as the ruling Al Khalifah regime intensities its heavy-handed crackdown on political dissidents.

Iranian FM issues statement to support economic activists in current year

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 14:20
In the wake of naming the current year after “Supporting Iranian Products” by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei, Iranian Ministry of foreign Affairs issued a statement and emphasized on backing economic activists of the country wholeheartedly.

Iranian intellectual Shaygan passes away at 83

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:57
Veteran Iranian intellectual and Indologist, Dariush Shaygan has passed at the age of 83.

Trump temporarily excludes EU, six other allies, from steel and aluminum tariffs

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:47
US President Donald Trump has temporarily excluded European Union states and six other countries, including Canada and Mexico, and from higher US import duties on steel and aluminum.

Trump has taken status of US presidency to new lows: Analyst

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:37
The escalating feud between US President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden over Trump’s mistreatment of women is embarrassing and degrades America’s political establishment, analysts says.

Saudi Arabia will eventually fail in Yemen just like in Syria, Iraq: Houthi

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:28
Leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi has stressed that Saudi Arabia will finally fail in its all-out military aggression against its conflict-ridden southern neighbor as it failed in Syria and Yemen.

Turkey targets 155 people over suspected Gulen links

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:02
Turkey has launched new operations to arrest 155 suspected followers of Fethullah Gulen, a US-based cleric whom Ankara blames for the failed 2016 coup.

US steel tariffs draw criticism from WTO participants

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:57
Participants at a World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting have expressed their criticism of US President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

UP RS polls: Voted for BJP, claims Mayawati's MLA

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:42
BSP MLA Anil Singh on Friday claimed that he had cross-voted in favour of the BJP in the Rajya Sabha polls, saying "I am with Maharaj-ji", referring to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

Shooting, hostage situation at market in France

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:00
A policeman was shot and a man took hostages at a supermarket in two separate incidents in the same area of southwest France on Friday, security sources told AFP.

Iran Majlis aide urges ending regional foreign interventions

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:32
Regional crises, including those in Yemen, Bahrain and Libya, will be solved through putting an end to the foreign interventions, Iran parliament (Majlis) Speaker's advisor for international affairs said.

Turkey targets 155 suspected Gulenists in new operations, police, media say

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:21
Turkish authorities began rounding up 155 suspected followers of the cleric Fethullah Gulen on Friday, police and media said.

Trump temporarily excludes EU, six other allies from steel tariffs

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:54
US President Donald Trump has temporarily excluded six countries, including Canada and Mexico, and European Union states from higher US import duties on steel and aluminum meant to come into effect on Friday.

At least one killed in France hostage-taking by Daesh

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:15
At least one person has been killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to Daesh terrorist group fired shots and took hostages at a supermarket in the southern French city of Trebes, La Depeche du Midi newspaper reports.

Lesser known stories about Bhagat Singh

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:48
Bhagat Singh's death inspired hundreds to take up the cause of the freedom movement. His ideology continues to be relevant even in the context of today's social and political situation.

Iranian tourists 3rd big group of foreign visitors in Turkey

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:48
Iranian tourists who visit Turkey are the third big group of foreign visitors who go to the country each year only after the German and Russian tourists and stay there more than Western visitors.

Senior Iranian cleric: Political independence big asset

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:18
Political independence is a valuable and great asset, Tehran's interim Friday Prayer Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Hassan AbuTorabi Fard said on Friday.

D-company has diversified, US lawmakers told

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 09:08
"D-company, like Mexican drug organisations, has diversified. They traffic weapons, counterfeit DVDs, and provide financial services through their extensive system of hawala operators," Dr Louise Shelley, professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, said during a Congressional hearing.

Russian journalist: Saudi rulers main sponsor of terrorism in region

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:54
Saudi Arabia is the biggest supporter of Takfiri terrorism in the region, Russian journalist Fatima Anastasia Yezhova said.

Turkey slams ‘unacceptable’ EU stance on Cyprus, Greece

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 08:15
Turkey on Friday condemned as unacceptable statements by EU leaders bitterly critical of Ankara's policies towards bloc members Cyprus and Greece, raising tensions days ahead of a key summit.

Turkmenistan delivers dead body of sailor to Iran: Commander

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:51
The dead body of Iranian sailor Ali Onagh who was killed by Turkmenistan border guards was delivered to local officials, commander of Atrak Border Regiment in northeast Iran said.

Iranian-Americans decry Bolton pick at Trump's war cabinet

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 07:08
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump's appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor warning that "with Bolton pick, Trump is assembling an Iran war cabinet".

France's president sees popularity hit record low: poll

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:28
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity has fallen to its lowest point so far in his presidency, a poll showed on Friday, a day after nationwide protests against his reform drive brought tens of thousands of public workers on the streets.

Israeli chief rabbi calls black people ‘monkeys’

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:25
One of Israel’s chief rabbis called black people “monkeys” during his weekly sermon.

Demonstrators protest fatal shooting of unarmed man in Sacramento

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:19
Newly released video footage of police killing an unarmed black man in a barrage of gunfire in Sacramento, California, has sparked protests that gridlocked traffic for hours in the capital of America’s most populous state.

For first time, Indian airliner uses Saudi Arabia to reach Israel

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:13
Saudi Arabia has opened its airspace to Air India flights to and from the Israeli-occupied territories, adding concrete evidence to the long-running reports of warming Riyadh-Tel Aviv relations.

US approves $1bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 06:09
The US intends to sell a billion dollars-worth of arms to Saudi Arabia, including some $670 million-worth of anti-tank missiles, despite criticism of the Gulf state’s war in Yemen, in which 10,000 civilians have been killed.

China calls on US to 'cease and desist' from endangering trade relations

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:16
China has strongly denounced US President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on billions of dollars in Chinese goods in retaliation against the alleged theft of American intellectual property, warning that such measures would put the two economies on course for a trade war.

Rights groups threaten legal action against France over arms exports to Saudi, UAE

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:09
Two human rights groups have given the government of French President Emmanuel Macron two months to end its arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are involved in a devastating three-year-old conflict in Yemen, or face legal proceedings.

Russia: Chemical warfare drill begins in Kursk

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:06
Russian military personnel from the radiation, chemical and biological defense corps carried out successful clean-up drills at the Marshal Zhukov range in Kursk Region on Thursday.

Pentagon chief calls on Saudi crown prince to cease Yemen aggression

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 05:02
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has called upon Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to find an "urgent" political solution to the devastating three-year-old conflict in neighboring Yemen, which has claimed the lives of thousands of people and left the impoverished nation’s infrastructure in ruins.

Live: Counting of votes underway for RS polls

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 04:38
Counting of votes is underway for Rajya Sabha polls. Stay with us for LIVE updates

Study: Millions plan to leave Africa for US, Europe

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/23/2018 - 04:28
Nearly 1.5 million people have left sub-Saharan Africa for Europe and the United States since 2010, while millions more are making plans to follow in their footsteps, researchers said on Thursday.