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I would have 'beat the hell out' of Trump in high school for disrespecting women: Biden

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:44
Former US Vice President Joe Biden has denounced President Donald Trump for disrespecting women, saying he probably would have "beat the hell out" of Trump if they'd attended high school together.

UN seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:36
The UN's labor body on Wednesday set up an investigation into alleged violations in Venezuela, following a request by a private-sector group long opposed to the Caracas government.

Raj Babbar hasn't resigned as UP Cong chief: Party

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 13:07
Making an official statement on behalf of the party, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tewari said, "All reports stating that Raj Babbar has resigned from the post of party chief are baseless."

Moderate quake hits Hormuzgan Province

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:25
A moderate quake, measuring five degrees on the Richter scale, shook Takht city in Hormuzgan Province on Wednesday.

Cong, BJP trade charges over links with data firm

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:10
The gloves were off on Wednesday as the ruling BJP and the Congress traded allegations on which political party had used the services of Cambridge Analytica (CA), a data analytics firm accused of illegally mining private data of Facebook users.

Amazon workers go on first strike in Spain

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:04
Workers at Amazon's biggest logistics center in Spain have gone on strike, a first in the country as they demand better pay and conditions, a union said Wednesday.

Leader: Iran's independence incomparable

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:44
Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei says no country is as independent as Iranian nation today.

China in Doklam: 'Will PM hug, cry in public?' 

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:54
Congress president Rahul Gandhi today tweeted wondering how Prime Minister Narendra Modi will react to news that China has resumed road and other military infrastructure construction in Doklam by circumventing Indian troops. "How will Modi Ji react this time? *Hugplomacy *Blame RM *Cry in public *All of the above", tweeted Rahul.

Killing Iran nuclear deal will lead to war, Merkel warns Netanyahu

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:42
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the Iran deal, against serious repercussions of a US decision to pull out of the multilateral agreement, saying such a move would plunge the Middle East into war.

Jaya fell unconscious in bathroom: Sasikala

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:17
​In an affidavit filed last week, Sasikala told Justice Arumughasamy commission that Jayalalithaa's condition worsened on September 28, 2016, a day after she chaired a high level meeting with officials​.

'Sikh youth being trained at ISI facilities in Pak'

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 10:05
The Home Ministry has conveyed to a parliamentary panel that Sikh youth are being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan to carry out terror activities in India, and members of the community who are settled in Canada and other places are also being instigated against the country with false and malicious propaganda.

Boko Haram frees 100 Nigerian girls but issues warning

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:47
Nigeria’s homegrown Boko Haram Takfiri terror group has surprisingly returned more than a 100 of 110 girls it had abducted from the country’s northeast last month, but has served the parents with a stern warning.

How India is trying to counter China in South Asia

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 09:44
While India is making inroads through the aid route, China, in turn is adopting a more capitalist approach and has made significant investments in the region.

Trump poses new threat to Iran’s resurgent rug trade

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:51
Iran’s carpet sales continued to rise last year which also saw the country reclaim much of the market share it had lost during years of intensified sanctions, especially in the US.

Not helping: Vijay Shankar on 'sympathy' for off-day

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:40
"My parents and close friends didn't say anything as they knew what I was going through. But I get these text messages like 'don't worry about what's being said on social media', when I actually I want to move on. They perhaps think that's the way to show sympathy but it may not work," Vijay Shankar said.

Myanmar’s president resigns 'to take rest from duties’

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:16
Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has announced his resignation, citing ill health.

26 dead, 18 wounded in bomb blast near Afghan capital shrine

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:09
At least 26 people have been killed after Daesh terrorists carried out a bomb attack near a shrine in the Afghan capital of Kabul where people had gathered to celebrate Norouz marking the start of the Persian New Year.

This jewellery chain defrauds 14 banks of Rs 824cr

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:58
In yet another bank fraud, State Bank of India has requested the help of the CBI in January to investigate jewellery chain Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd for loan fraud to the tune of Rs 842.15 crore.

Analyst: US arms sales to Saudi serve 'aggressive' rather than defensive purposes

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:51
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. On Tuesday, bin Salman sat down with US President Donald Trump at the White House, where the two sides discussed a range of issues from bilateral ties to arms deals. In the Oval Office, Trump and bin Salman discussed an agreement last year for $200 billion worth of Saudi investments in the US, including large purchases of US arms. Press TV has talked to Jim W. Dean, managing editor of Veterans Today, as well as Brent Budowsky, columnist of The Hill, to get their opinion on the issue.

US Senate blocks move to end involvement in Yemen

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:29
The US Senate voted 55-44 to scuttle a measure to extract the US military from the Yemen civil war and rein in what proponents argued were unchecked presidential powers.

N Korea says diplomatic overtures signal its strength, not sanctions

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:22
Peninsula, Pyongyang has dismissed speculation that tough sanctions brought North Korea to the negotiating table with the US and the South, stressing that the North is now driving a “peace offensive.”

Tata, Nissan, Audi cars to get costlier from April

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:20
Automakers Tata Motors and Nissan India have announced they will increase the prices of their models from next month in order to partially offset the impact of rising input costs. In a statement, Tata Motors said it would hike prices of its passenger vehicles (PV) by up to Rs 60,000 from April 1.

Japan's deployment of US missile system affects Russia’s security interests: Lavrov

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 07:19
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that the deployment of US missile system components in Japan would have a direct impact on his country's national security and regional interests.

President Rouhani inaugurates pharmaceutical production line in Tehran

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 06:40
The pharmaceutical and laboratory production line was inaugurated with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran pharmaceutical company.

Iran willing to reach $30b trade with Turkey: Envoy

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 06:13
Iran is eager to reach thirty-billion dollar trade with Turkey and the aims will be followed up during the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 20), Iran envoy to Turkey said.

President Rouhani congratulates Namibia on Independence Day

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 06:05
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a message congratulated the Independence Day of Namibia.

Diplomat reveals Saudi’s attempts to hide support for terrorism

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 05:04
Counselor and Head of Press Office at Iranian Mission to the United Nations disclosed Saudi Crown Prince attempts to conceal their support of terrorism and extremism.

Iran, Pakistan called for expansion of cultural cooperation

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 04:39
Iranian cultural attaché in Islamabad Shahabeddin Darabi and Advisor to Pakistani prime minister on national history and literary heritage Irfan Siddiqui in a meeting on Tuesday emphasized development of bilateral cultural cooperation.

German President: Norouz, festivity of friendship and solidarity

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 04:32
German President Frank Walter Steinmeier in a message on the occasion of Norouz (New Iranian Year) called it the festivity of friendship and solidarity.

JCPOA implementation axis of Tehran-London ties in last Iranian year

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 04:21
London, March 21, IRNA - Amid US President Donald Trump's anti-JCPOA rhetoric, Tehran-London relationship over the past year was based on the full implementation of the Iran nuclear deal with G5+1.

Israeli premier calls Pompeo over his candidacy for US secy of state

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:58
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called the current director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mike Pompeo, over the new job he has been offered as the US secretary of state.

H-1B visa premium processing suspended by US

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:34
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

Gunman dead after standoff inside Panera near Princeton University: Officials

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:32
A gunman was shot and killed by police after he engaged in an hours-long standoff inside a Panera Bread restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey, across the street from the Princeton University campus, prosecutors said, abcnews.go.com reported.

Isro's miniature camera sends high resolution pics

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:32
An indigenously built miniature camera onboard Indian Space Research Organisation’s nano satellite INS-1C that can fold up like origami (the art of folding paper) is now sending high resolution images of the earth.

Brazil: Sao Paulo teachers step up strike against tax hikes

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:27
Thousands of teachers and civil servants protested in front of Sao Paulo's city hall on Tuesday, as their strike against a controversial social security reform project continue.

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election victory

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:11
US President Donald Trump has said he spoke to Vladimir Putin over the phone to congratulate the Russian president on his re-election victory, and they discussed the possibility of a meeting in the near future.

Rocket fire by militants kills 35 in Damascus suburb: State TV

IRAN DAILY - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 03:04
At least 35 people have been killed in a rocket attack by militants on a market in a suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

That YouTube video you liked might be fake news

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 02:26
The company is trying to tackle the problem with new rules on labelling and monetisation of videos, but an expert said policing content is not easy in India because of multiple languages.

JNU among 60 universities, colleges to get major autonomy boost

TIMES OF INDIA - Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:58
The government rolled out its plan on Tuesday to grant more autonomy to better performing central, state and private universities, with UGC giving 60 institutions special status that will allow them to start new courses, offer competitive salaries and set up off-campus centres without approvals.

CRPF to exclusively get 100 bulletproof vehicles

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:33
With terrorists lately targeting the convoys of security forces in Kashmir and left wing extremism affected states, the government is procuring 141 medium bulletproof vehicles (MBPVs) for the central paramilitary forces so that jawans/officers can safely reach the operation sites and camps.

Show rivals love: Rahul Gandhi to Cong workers

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 23:11
During his Janashirvada Yatre of the coastal districts, Rahul Gandhi came out all guns blazing against the Narendra Modi-led Union government, citing various shortcomings, failed promises and numerous scams. He called on party workers to fight elections with love and to work unitedly to defeat BJP.

After 2 months of arguments against Aadhaar, govt to defend its validity

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 21:33
The Centre on Wednesday will start countering a mountain of legal issues heaped against Aadhaar in the Supreme Court by numerous petitioners in the last two months, primarily focussing on violation of individual’s right to privacy through collection and storage of biometric data.

Nirav Modi got back PNB stash via hawala route

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 20:59
Diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, who are accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank of Rs 12,300 crore, brought back most of the money into accounts of their Mumbai-based companies through fake transactions, in many cases on the same day, investigations have revealed.

No automatic arrest under SC/ST Act: SC

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:58
Holding that caste poses a serious threat to unity and integrity of the country, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said steps should be taken to achieve the constitutional goal of a ‘caste-less’ society and prevent misuse of law resulting in spreading hatred on caste lines.

Dhoni topper whereas I'm still studying: Karthik

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:50
Since Karthik's heroics against Bangladesh last Sunday, there has been talk that Karthik could be the successor to MS Dhoni when it comes to playing the role of 'finisher' in limited-overs cricket.

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

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:17
​​"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.

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election victory

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:02
US President Donald Trump has said he spoke to Vladimir Putin over the phone to congratulate the Russian president on his re-election victory, and they discussed the possibility of a meeting in the near future.

President Rouhani praises Iran's peace efforts in Mideast

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:39
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has praised the Islamic Republic’s role in efforts to restore peace and stability to the Middle East through cooperation with regional countries.

OPEC courts Azerbaijan as shale oil threat grows

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:36
Azerbaijan is reportedly discussing possible membership in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) which has welcomed the initiative.

1 injured after fifth explosion in Texas, FBI hunting for serial bomber

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:31
A fifth explosion has rocked the US state of Texas this month, injuring one man on Tuesday, as police hunt for a suspected serial bomber.

Three chemical attacks thwarted in Syria’s Ghouta: Russia defense chief

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:15
Russia’s defense minister says three attempts at staging chemical attacks in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus, have been foiled over the past week.

Turkish president says army to extend offensive in northwestern Syria

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:08
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to extend the military operation further east of Syria's northwestern region, prompting fears of confrontation with US-led forces stationed in the area.

Several people shot at US school in Maryland

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:42
​​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.

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

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:33
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.

Foreign Minister Zarif slams Trump's 'absurd insults' against Iranian govt.

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:27
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has condemned "absurd insults" made by US President Donald Trump against the Islamic Republic in his annual message on the occasion of the Iranian new Year.

Ayatollah Khamenei urges backing for domestic production on New Year

IRAN DAILY - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:56
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei offers congratulations to Iranians on New Year, calling on the entire nation to dedicate their efforts to promoting domestic production in line with Resistant Economy.

Anguished Naidu cancels dinner for MPs

TIMES OF INDIA - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:56
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:50
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:47
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:15
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 11:14
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:53
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:37
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:30
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:27
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:18
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:50
"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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 09:29
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:44
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 08:00
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:38
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 07:15
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:43
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 06:38
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 - Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:20
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.