The direct maiden flight of Air India to Tel Aviv from New Delhi arrived here on Thursday, heralding a new chapter in the India-Israel ties and ending a decades-old overfly ban by Saudi Arabia.
Coming days after BJP's defeat in Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls, Yogi's announcement is an attempt by the party to regain its support base among non-Yadav OBCs (like Kurmis, Nishads and Rajbhars) and non-Jatav dalits (like Pasis), who had helped it score big wins in 2014 Lok Sabha and 2017 assembly polls.
The most popular route to Australia—the subclass 457 visa category for skilled overseas workers— has been abolished by the Australian government. Instead, a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa has been introduced from March 18.
US President Donald Trump will impose tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports to reduce the massive US trade deficit with China and retaliate against the alleged theft of American intellectual property.
Thanks to round-the-clock vigilance of the border guards, Iran has high security at its sea and land frontierlines, Iranian Border Guard Commander Brigadier General Qasem Rezaei said.
The French Foreign Ministry spokesman in a statement on Friday underlined the need to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying France and its European partners are making efforts in this regard.
Oman's Sultan Qaboos Bin Said congratulated the Iranian government and nation on the advent of New Year (Norouz).
The relationship between Tehran and Moscow has gained momentum under presidency of Hassan Rouhani to an extent that the presidents of both countries have met with each other 11 times over the past four years besides talking over phone on several occasions.
A prominent US academic blames the United States and Saudi Arabia for promotion of extremism and says terrorism is one weapons in the broad strategy of US foreign policy.
Victoria Petrovna Lopyreva, official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia in a message congratulated all Iranians on Norouz (New Year).
China announced a list of US goods including pork, apples and steel pipe it said Friday may be hit with higher import duties in response to President Donald Trump's tariff hike on steel and aluminium. The commerce ministry called on Washington to negotiate a settlement as soon as possible.
Units of Syrian Arab Army on Thursday secured the exit of hundreds of civilians held by the terrorists at the northern part of Eastern Ghouta, an area in Damascus countryside, through a safe corridor.
Iran's diplomatic mission in the Qatar's capital Doha celebrated Norouz on Thursday at a ceremony attended by 10 foreign ambassadors to the Persian Gulf littoral state.
Five Iranian knowledge-based companies showcased their products in car spare parts production at INAPA Exhibition Indonesia.
Speakers at an international conference in Pakistan’s Islamabad said that the Islamic World needs to unite to meet the challenges stressing that annihilation of terrorism and extremism is need of the time.
Number of Iranian tourists visiting Russia has increased by 12%, according to the figures released by Russia's tourism organization.
Iran's Ambassador to Ireland Javad Kachuian and Chairman of Ireland Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Brendan Smith reviewed ways to enhance relations and cooperation.
After the CBI and the ED, now the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) has sent notices to the companies of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi asking to produce all the books and relevant papers related to 117 entities directly or indirectly controlled by the fugitive businessmen.
Sources said minister for food and civil supplies Ram Vilas Paswan was among those who pointed out that under the existing law, only Dalits belonging to Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh communities were entitled to quotas in jobs and educational institutions.
India is expected to establish itself as the third largest travel and tourism economy by 2028 in terms of direct and total GDP, a 2018 economic impact report by World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has said.
The government on Thursday initiated a high-level probe into the analytics carried out by social media and internet giants — including Facebook — to guard against manipulation of user data and its possible misuse, including for fixing electoral outcomes, top sources said.
The Supreme Court asked UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey whether the authority had data on failure of Aadhaar authentication leading to denial of financial benefits or deprivation of foodgrain to citizens.
US President Donald Trump initiated a trade action against China on Wednesday, saying the US deficit with Beijing was "out of control" at about $504 billion and there was a huge "intellectual property theft situation."
Consumers using natural gas to run their vehicles (CNG, or compressed natural gas) and cooking gas (PNG, or piped natural gas) look set to pay more from next month as the benchmark price for natural gas produced from domestic fields is expected to hit a two-year high.
A hurt but "relieved" Mohammed Shami on Thursday said that he was always confident about proving his innocence in the wake of corruption allegations levelled against him by his wife Hasin Jahan.
The information was given by Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) after the top court asked him whether there was any official data on how many people have been denied benefits either due to want of Aadhaar or due to failure of their authentication.
A famous Turkish singer and actress has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a performance in 2016, the Hurriyet newspaper said on Thursday.
Iran has asked for “immediate” explanation from Turkmenistan after the Central Asian country’s border guards opened fire on four Iranian fishermen in the Caspian Sea and killed two of them.
Iran has officially protested the shooting of Iranian sailors by Turkmenistan border guards which resulted in two deaths, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Can the BJP snatch an extra ninth seat or will the newfound bonhomie between former arch-rivals SP and BSP prevail is the question hanging in the air a day ahead of the crucial polls for ten Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha seats.
Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami has got a major boost after he was cleared by the BCCI of match-fixing charges levelled against him by his wife Hasin Jahan, who had claimed that the cricketer had received unaccounted money from a Pakistani woman.
A car bomb has killed at least 14 people and injured several others near a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the country's security sources say.
The chairman of Facebook has vowed to take measures to protect the personal information of people who use the US social media giant, as it fights a growing scandal after the personal data of 50 million Facebook users was breached.
Yemeni forces have fired a ballistic missile at the Saudi state oil giant Aramco's headquarters in the Persian Gulf country's southwest in retaliation for Riyadh’s fatal campaign against Yemen.
Iranian and Iraqi energy ministers in a meeting on the sidelines of the 8th World Water Forum held in Brazil, stressed furthering cooperation between the two nations in issues of mutual interest.
A Ukrainian MP who was once hailed as a symbol of resistance against Russia, but now stands accused of plotting a terrorist attack in Kiev, has been stripped of her immunity by parliament.
Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid, in a Twitter message on Thursday, expressed congratulations on the advent of Norouz, the Iranian New Year.
Nine Iranian sailors, formerly arrested by the Pakistani authorities and kept in the city of Karachi, were released on Thursday thanks to efforts by the Iranian consulate General in the Pakistani port city and the follow-up of their case.
The US Congress is set to pass legislation to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in American aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what US lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime.
Two Hamas security forces and the main suspect in last week’s bombing against Palestinian prime minister have been killed in a raid in the besieged Gaza Strip when Hamas forces attempted to arrest two suspects.
The foreign-backed militants have begun withdrawal from a key town in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta suburb after reaching a deal with the government, which is close to a full victory in the region.
European leaders were on Thursday set to strongly condemn Turkey's "illegal actions" toward Greece and Cyprus in a blistering denunciation that could upend an EU-Turkish summit in Bulgaria next week.
Apollo hospital chairman says that all CCTV cameras during Jaya's 75-day hospitalisation were switched off. She was the only patient occupying the 24-bed intensive care unit. The hospital, he said, had done its best but unfortunately had to lose the 69-year-old leader following a massive heart attack.
A Rajasthan court on Wednesday directed Jodhpur police to file an FIR against India allrounder Hardik Pandya for an alleged tweet on Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar. But as it turns out, the tweet came from an account which doesn't belong to the cricketer.
Policymaking Chief of the United States Department of the Interior Robert Hooke in his recent statement spoke on hesitating issuance of licenses to sell aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the sector of industry, mine and trade in the past Iranian calendar year in 1396 (ended March 20, 2018) hit $4 billion, showing a considerable growth of more than twofold as compared to the last year’s corresponding period.
In a new warning to Washington, Beijing pledges tit-for-tat measures should the US choose to slap trade sanctions against China over what it calls “the theft” of American intellectual property.
CSE' report analysed the findings of several global studies on water use and availability of resources and noted that 36% of the cities across the world will face water crisis by 2050.
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the Muslim-majority Indian Ocean island chain.
Turkey warns that it will move to push the US-backed Kurdish militants away from Syria’s Manbij if it does not reach an agreement with the US on a plan to remove them from the northern border town.
Some 126 people were killed in car accidents on March 15-20 in Iran, according to official statistics.
Rahul Gandhi said the BJP government is accusing the Congress of having links with a dodgy data firm only to draw attention away from the controversy over the 39 Indian hostages killed in Iraq by ISIS.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on his Twitter account congratulated the noble nation of the country on Iranian New Year and wished health, joy and peace for those who celebrate Nowruz.
At least 17 civilians, including women and children, have been killed or wounded when Saudi warplanes targeted residential areas in Yemen’s northern province of Sa’ada as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its deadly bombardment campaign against
Bahraini forces have raided homes in the capital, Manama, arresting 10 citizens, amid ongoing protests against the ruling Al Khalifah regime’s crackdown on political dissidents.
Militant groups have abandoned chemical arms production facilities and over 40 tons of chemical weapons after retreating from different conflict zones in Syria, a Russian defense ministry official says.
Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah called for preserving relations with Iran and the Persian Gulf littoral states, official media reported.
Peru’s center-right President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared him in a fresh scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, capping months of political turmoil in one of Latin America's most stable economies.
Dariush Shayegan the Iranian thinker, cultural theorist and comparative philosopher died of heart attack on Thursday, at the age of 82.
A UN rights report sheds light on the plight of Libyans seven year after a NATO-led military intervention there, saying rival armed groups in the North African state continue to kill and torture civilians with impunity, while Europe-bound refugees are still being bought and sold in “open slave markets.”
With less than two weeks to go for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is still grappling with getting the visas sorted for athletes, coaches and support staff, who are part of the Indian contingent for the April 4-15 multisport event.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed a large gathering of people at Imam Reza Mausoleum in Mashhad where he lashed out at American policies in the region.
A man suspected of carrying out a series of bombings in the Texas capital Austin blew himself up Wednesday, leaving behind a recorded video “confession” that police said portrayed “challenges in his personal life.”
Hezbollah’s Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, announced his party’s electoral program for the upcoming legislative polls, in a televised speech on Wednesday.
An Israeli military court has sentenced a teenage Palestinian girl, who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, to eight months in prison.
US President Donald Trump reiterates his stance towards the recent reelection of his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, arguing that former President Barack Obama had similarly congratulated the Russian leader in the past.
An analysis shows that at least 200 cities across the world are facing a severe water crisis while 10 metropolitan cities, among them Bengaluru, are fast moving towards ‘Day Zero’—a situation where taps start running dry.
The Iran women's national futsal team is scheduled to play four friendly fixtures against China and Ukraine as it is gearing up for the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Futsal Championship in Thailand.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was handed preliminary charges Wednesday over allegations he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will warn European leaders of Russia’s “threat” to the EU member states after accusing Moscow of using the Novichok nerve agent on the UK soil.
Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.
Tipu Sultan may be a controversial historical figure in Karnataka, but Rahul Gandhi says that the Muslim ruler stands as a symbol of communal harmony. As part of his statewide temple visit ahead of the assembly polls, the Congress president visited the Sringeri Sharadamba Peeta on Wednesday.
The Union Cabinet approved on Wednesday the government’s ambitious “Modicare” health insurance that targets nearly 11 crore poor families and will be a portable scheme which can be availed of anywhere in India. There will be no cap on family size and age while payments will be on package rates.
Nearly three years into the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for urban areas which promised “housing for all” by 2022, barely 8%, or 3 lakh of the 40.6 lakh houses targeted so far, have been constructed. In the rural version of PMAY only 30%, or 28.8 lakh houses, have been completed.
Here' Driving late night on the Delhi-Agra e-way is extremely unsettling.Several vehicles betrayed a Ferrari state of mind hurtling ahead at speeds anywhere between 120 and 140 kmph, may be more.
The government on Wednesday opened a new front against Congress, alleging that the party has been in touch with the controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA), and also warned social media giant Facebook against any attempt to influence India’s electoral process through “undesirable means”.
The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Wednesday about its decision to link Aadhaar with pensions, reasoning that it is not a subsidy but an entitlement of a person for years of service he or she has rendered to the government in discharge of official duties.
Virat Kohli may be the most valuable Indian cricketer at the moment but former India captain Sourav Ganguly said Cheteshwar Pujara is also equally good and is someone who goes "unnoticed".
The United States says Iran is in "technical compliance" with the 2015 international nuclear deal and Washington has had constructive talks about the agreement with its European allies.
Opposing a plea to restrained people with criminal background from forming or holding any posts in political party, the Centre has told the Supreme Court that a convicted person could not be banned from indulging in political activity.
Iranian table tennis players have exhibited awe-inspiring performances at the 2018 Tunisia Junior & Cadet Open and managed to win the men’s team title after overcoming the Chinese squad in the title showdown.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla made it clear on Wednesday that the decision on Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami's fate will be taken after the BCCI's anti-corruption unit completes its investigation against the pace bowler.
Peru’s president faced growing calls to resign on Wednesday after secret video recordings ensnared him in vote-buying allegations on the eve of an impeachment vote, deepening a political crisis in one of Latin America’s most stable economies.