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Summit on UNRWA funding gets $100m in aid pledges

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:57
A conference in Rome aimed at funding the UN agency for Palestinian refugees gathered pledges of $100 million in funding, according to UN officials.

Philippines tells UN it will quit International Criminal Court

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:55
The Philippines gave official notice to the United Nations that it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court, which is probing President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, Manila said Friday.

EgyptAir to resume Moscow flights, halted after attack

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:54
Egypt’s national carrier EgyptAir said on Friday that it would resume direct flights between Cairo and Moscow, three years after they were halted following the bombing of a Russian charter jet over the Sinai.

South Korea gears up for high-level talks with North

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:52
South Korea will seek high-level talks with North Korea this month as preparations for a summit began on Friday, the presidential chief of staff said, while officials in the South expressed interest in a separate summit with the United States.

Rockets rally past Clippers for 13th straight home win

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:51
Eric Gordon and Clint Capela carried the load during a decisive third-quarter run, and James Harden later added a critical step-back jumper as the Houston Rockets claimed a 101-96 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday at Toyota Center.

AJ: Leave hype at home, Wilder

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:49
Anthony Joshua warned Deontay Wilder about climbing into the ring to issue a challenge as he is only interested in signed fights and not "hype" from his heavyweight rival.

Classics Preserved to screen seven foreign films

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:48
Seven foreign classic movies will be screened in the Classics Preserved strand of the 36th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff).

Federer through to Indian Wells semis; equals best season-start

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:48
World number one Roger Federer equaled his best start to a season when he beat South Korea's Chung Hyeon to reach the Indian Wells Masters semifinal.

United lacks 'football heritage', Mourinho says in 12-minute rant

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:45
José Mourinho defended his Manchester United record in an extraordinary 12-minute monologue after being widely criticized in the wake of the team’s Champions League defeat by Sevilla.

Liverpool draws City; Real, Juve to meet in CL final rematch

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:43
Manchester City will face Liverpool in a mouthwatering all-English Champions League quarterfinal while Juventus has a chance to gain revenge on holder Real Madrid in a repeat of last year's final.

Russia vows to respond to Britain over spy attack 'any minute'

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:40
Russia vowed Friday to hit back at Britain with its own raft of punitive measures "any minute" after the West blamed it directly for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent.

Signatories to Iran nuclear deal meet amid Trump’s threat

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:15
Signatories to Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers held a new round of their periodic meetings to review its implementation amid US threats to kill the multilateral accord.

Iran, Russia, Turkey ‘committed’ to Syria’s territorial integrity

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:13
Iran, Russia and Turkey, guarantors of the Syria cease-fire, reaffirmed their strong commitment to the Arab country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity after a tripartite foreign ministerial meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Neuroendocrine Tumour: All you need to know

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 11:14
"As for the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain."

Irrfan Khan reveals he is suffering from neuroendocrine tumour

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:48
The actor posted that he has been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour and although it has been difficult, the love and support of those around him had brought him strength.

Saudi prince, Xi, Putin: How long will world's powerful leaders last?

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:48
For an alternative take on who really matters in global affairs, we picked 16 countries and analyzed how long their leaders might hold off the palace coups, election defeats or waning powers that end political careers.

Daler Mehndi sentenced to 2 years in jail

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:48
The Patiala court has convicted Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi and sentenced him to two years in prison for his involvement in a human trafficking case dating back to 2003.

Ring the doorbell and run: How Indian diplomats are harassed in Pak

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 09:08
In recent days, the foreign ministries of both countries have alleged the other side is engaged in the systemic harassment of senior diplomats — and even the school-age children of high commission staff.

Turkey forces shell Afrin, try to enter town from north: Reports

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 08:06
Turkish shelling and airstrikes have reportedly killed at least 20 people in Syria's Afrin as its forces warn the Kurdish militants there to surrender amid their push to make their way into the northern town.

'Won't damage Ram Sethu for shipping channel'

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 07:46
"That the government of India intends to explore an alternative to the earlier alignment of Sethusamudram Ship Channel project without affecting/damaging the Adam's Bridge/Ram Sethu in the interest of the nation," the affidavit filed by the Union Ministry of Shipping said.

Qatar highlights holding talks with Iran

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:58
Defense Minister of Qatar Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah stressed holding talks with Iran to settle problems and safeguard the region.

Iran MPs call for ending crimes against Rohingya Muslims

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:54
Iran members of Parliaments called for an end to crimes against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

'BJP means Break Janta Promise', say TDP leaders

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:40
In a huge setback for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) today formally decided to walk out of the coalition. The decision comes after Jaganmohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party moved a no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha against the BJP-led NDA government over the issue of special status to Andhra Pradesh. Here's how prominent leaders reacted to the pull-out:

UN-World Bank panel calls for ‘fundamental shift’ in water management

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:21
With 700 million people worldwide at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030, water infrastructure investment must be at least doubled over the next five years, a panel set up by the United Nations and the World Bank recommended.

Dirty air may harm blacks more than whites

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:18
Air pollution takes a greater toll on the hearts of black Americans than whites, in part because they often live in poorer areas with more pollution, a new study suggested.

Gender pay gap starts from graduation, data suggests

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:14
Women are more likely to be in work or studying after graduation than men, but earn less from the very start of their careers, official data indicates.

Increasing number of grown-up South Koreans live with parents for financial reasons

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:08
Kim Ju-yeon, a 36-year old office worker, lives in the room that she lived in as a teenager in Hanam city on the eastern outskirts of Seoul. In the next room, her younger brother, who graduated from university in February, is in residence, while her parents live in the master room.

Global oil demand picks up but still lags rising supply - IEA

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:04
Global oil demand is expected to pick up this year but supply is growing at a faster pace, leading to a rise in inventories in the first quarter of 2018, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

MPs warn of 'poisonous air' emergency costing £20b a year

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 06:00
MPs have demanded an end to the UK's ‘poisonous air’ in an unprecedented report from four Commons committees.

Eurozone banks may get reprieve until 2021 from ECB bad-debt rules

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:58
Eurozone banks may get a reprieve until 2021 to fully implement European Central Bank guidelines on treating new soured loans, an ECB document showed, a retreat from an earlier proposal for a more aggressive treatment of bad debt.

HSBC reveals big gender pay gap

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:55
HSBC has reported a 29 percent median gender pay gap for its UK banking operations.

Dinosaurs built different types of nests for their eggs

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:35
Tens of millions of years ago, dinosaurs liked to build nests to keep their eggs warm, just like reptiles and birds today. Now we know a little bit more about how and where the nests were built.

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft running out of fuel

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:33
NASA's most prolific planet hunter is nearing the end of its lifespan. The Kepler space telescope, an integral member of NASA's scientific satellite fleet, is running out of fuel.

Citizen scientists help solve mystery of purple sky

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:31
The aurora borealis has a cousin, a related geomagnetic phenomenon, and citizen scientists helped discover it.

Autism linked to defects in a nuclear receptor

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:30
Two scientists from University of Houston (UH) are reporting that defects in a portion of the brain's hippocampus, called the dentate gyrus, is regulated by the nuclear receptor LXRβ (Liver X receptor Beta).

Probiotics during pregnancy tied to lower eczema risk for kids

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:29
Women who take probiotics while they’re pregnant and breastfeeding could be less likely to have children with eczema than mothers who don’t, a research review suggested.

Why nutritional psychiatry is future of mental health treatment

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:27
A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Lavrov: Some courtiers seeking to disintegrate Syria

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 05:02
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Astana on Friday that certain countries are seeking to 'disintegrate' Syria.

Four people killed after pedestrian bridge collapses in Florida

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 04:36
Four people have been killed after a newly erected pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University (FIU).

Platypus milk: How it could combat superbugs

IRAN DAILY - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 04:26
Platypus milk could help combat one of humanity's looming problems, antibiotic resistance, scientists said.

Florida foot bridge collapse leaves 4 people dead

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:25
At least eight vehicles were trapped in the wreckage of the bridge and at least 10 people have been transported to hospitals, officials and doctors said. At one point, police requested TV helicopters leave the area so rescuers could hear for any sounds of people crying for help from beneath the collapsed structure, CBS Miami television said.

Footbridge collapses onto busy highway in US

TIMES OF INDIA - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 00:26
​Search-and-rescue crews drilled holes into the debris and used dogs to look for survivors. They had to work carefully because part of the structure was still unsafe. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals. The number of fatalities was not immediately known.

IndiGo, GoAir to cancel over 600 flights

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 22:30
Going by the passenger load factor recorded for both these airlines in January (90%), the cancellations would hit an estimated 1 lakh passengers. The impact of cancellations is expected to be more severe next month when the airline summer schedule begins.

US drags India to WTO for export subsidy schemes

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 21:17
The Trump administration has mounted a fresh offensive against India by dragging it to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for providing what it termed as export subsidies through half-a-dozen schemes, including SEZs and the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme.

Govt snubs RBI, says it has enough powers

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:51
A day after Reserve Bank of India governor Urjit Patel sought to shift the blame for the Punjab National Bank fraud on the government, officials said on Thursday that the regulator had enough powers to act against errant lenders.

Araria will turn into terror hub: Giriraj Singh

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:45
​“Araria is not just a bordering area, connected to Nepal and Bengal... (It is moving) to a hardline ideology, which is not just dangerous for Bihar, but for the whole country. It will become a hub of terrorism,” the minister said after RJD retained the seat, winning by over 60,000 votes.

9-country study: Plastics in 90% of bottled water

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:28
​The researchers tested 259 individual bottles across 11 brands sold in nine countries, including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and the US. Samples in India were drawn from 19 locations in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. Top global brands including Aquafina, Evian as well as the Indian brand Bisleri were tested.

Fatalities as FOB collapses over Miami highway

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:14
A newly installed pedestrian bridge over a six-lane highway in Miami on a college campus collapsed Thursday, crushing a number of cars below and reportedly leaving several people dead.

Spcl status row: YSR Cong to move no-trust motion

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:06
The YSR Congress submitted a notice for a no-confidence motion against the Modi government for its refusal to grant special category status to Andhra Pradesh, the first such move in the tenure of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, setting the stage for engrossing politics on Friday morning in the Lok Sabha.

It is for Iran to choose partners for Chabahar port: India

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 18:24
India has been a key partner in the development of the port which is easily accessible from India's western coast and is increasingly seen as a counter to Pakistan's Gwadar Port, being developed with Chinese investment.

Power and tact needed in Kashmir: RSS chief

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:53
The Indian Army, with its "efforts, sacrifices and dedication", had maintained "shakti", which was needed because trouble-makers "only understand the language of power", RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said.

Shami's wife sends complaint's copy to COA chief

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:26
India pacer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has sent the documents related to her complaints against her husband to the BCCI's Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai for a probe into her allegations of corruption, her lawyer said.

Shami's wife sends complaint's copy to COA chief

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:26
India pacer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has sent the documents related to her complaints against her husband to the BCCI's Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai for a probe into her allegations of corruption, her lawyer said.

Queen gives consent for Harry-Meghan wedding

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 17:13
The British monarch has issued a declaration consenting "to a Contract of Matrimony between My Most Dearly Beloved Grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales and Rachel Meghan Markle."

All England Open: Sindhu, Prannoy enter quarters

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:21
Fourth seed PV Sindhu and unseeded HS Prannoy registered contrasting wins to advance to the next round, while third seed Kidambi Srikanth lost his pre-quarterfinal to bow out of the prestigious event.

All England Open: PV Sindhu enters quarter-finals

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 16:21
Fourth seed PV Sindhu defeated unseeded Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand in three games to book her slot in the women's singles quarter-finals of the All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham on Thursday.

Trump administration announces Russia sanctions

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:55
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said there would be additional sanctions against Russian government officials and oligarchs "for their destabilizing activities." Mnuchin did not give a time frame for those sanctions, which he said would sever the individuals' access to the U.S. financial system.

Saudi Arabia crown prince says will develop nuclear bomb if Iran does

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:47
“Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible,” Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS in an interview that will air on Sunday.

Vladimir Putin rides 'Russia First' wave towards election victory

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:19
Opinion polls show Putin, 65, with a commanding election lead, all but guaranteeing him another term that will take him to nearly a quarter century in power — a longevity among Kremlin leaders second only to Josef Stalin.

FIH Champions Trophy: India to play Pak in opener

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:15
The Indian men's hockey team will open its campaign at this summer's FIH Champions Trophy against storied rivals Pakistan on June 23, followed by fixtures against Argentina (June 24), Australia (June 27), Belgium (June 28) and hosts Netherlands (June 30).

Live: All England Open - PV Sindhu vs Jindapol

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 13:09
Check all the badminton score updates of All England Open Badminton Championships 2018 matches featuring PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and more.

Let bygones be bygones: Akhilesh on BSP rivalry

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:15
Akhilesh Yadav, whose party wrested both the high-profile seats from the ruling BJP with BSP's backing, claimed the victory margin of his candidates would have been larger, had paper ballots been used.

Live: Yogi Adityanath in conversation with TOI

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:59
BJP has completed its first year of government in Uttar Pradesh. The Times of India brings to you an exclusive interview with the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Stay with us for LIVE updates

Iran, Georgia discuss bilateral issues

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:36
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a meeting with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Janelidze reviewed major issues regarding enhancement of bilateral relations between Tehran and Tbilisi.

Unspoken compact put to test by Xi power play

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:36
The decision this week to abolish presidential term limits, setting the stage for Xi to rule indefinitely, has engendered widespread unease and jolted a generation that was brought up largely apathetic about politics.

Italian police arrest man suspected of planning to attack kindergarten

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:34
Italy has arrested a man of Latvian origin suspected of planning to carry out a bomb attack on a kindergarten.

Boeing joins Lockheed, Saab in race to supply fighter jets to IAF

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 11:01
Lockheed Martin Saab were in a two-horse race supply at least 100 single-engine jets to the IAF. But last month the government asked the air force to open up the competition to evaluate Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet too.

FM Zarif to attend Iran-Russia-Turkey trio-meeting

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:41
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Baku for Kazakhstan on Thursday to participate in the Iran-Russia-Turkey trilateral meeting.

India says will engage with U.S. on concerns over Indian export subsidies

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:23
India will engage with the United States to discuss its concerns on India’s export subsidies and respond within 60 days, the federal trade secretary said on Wednesday.

Iran Leader says he believes in better future for country

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 10:08
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that he believes in a better future for Iran more than ever.

Russia ‘considering retaliatory measures against Britain’

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:58
Russia says it is currently considering “retaliatory measures” against Britain, which has threatened to take punitive measures against Moscow over accusations that the Russian state was behind an alleged nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in southern England.

CoA curtails BCCI office-bearers powers severely

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:38
In a fresh bid to establish who’s the boss in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday issued new directions to the office-bearers, which completely clip the wings of the former.

CBSE denies Class 12 Accountancy paper leak

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 09:29
The CBSE has denied reports that the Class 12 Accountancy exam's question paper was leaked this morning via messaging app WhatsApp. The leaked question paper reportedly matched set II of the CBSE's Accountancy question paper. "Not true", the CBSE said.

Pakistan says Chabahar, Gwadar complement each other in promoting future trade

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:53
Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson says Chabahar and Gwadar as sister ports complement each other in promoting future trade, transit and connectivity.

Iran ranks 3rd at Asian Cross Country Champs

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 08:49
Iran took the third place at 14th Asian Cross Country Championships held in Guiyang, China.

Deadly chemical attack on Halabja, 30 years on

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:56
The 30th anniversary of the poison gas attack by the forces of Iraq’s former dictator, Saddam Hussein, on the northern town of Halabja, in which some 5,000 civilians, mostly Kurds, were killed, will be marked on Friday.

Remains of 118 Iranian war time martyrs back home

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:41
Remains of 118 Iranian martyrs of the Iraqi imposed war in 1980-88 were returned to the country through the southwestern border of Shalamcheh.

CBSE Class 12 Accountancy exam paper leaked 

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:38
The CBSE Class 12 Accountancy exam's question paper was leaked this morning via messaging app WhatsApp. The question paper reportedly matches set II of the CBSE's Accountancy question paper.

Virat Kohli behaved like a clown in SA: Harris

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 07:13
Reacting to the Kagiso Rabada-Steve Smith controversy, South African left-arm spinner Paul Harris dragged Indian captain Virat Kohli’s name in to the mix the claiming that during India’s tour of SA, Kohli ‘behave like a clown’ and yet no action was taken against him by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Zarif says his Baku visit in line with Iran's policies

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:35
The Iranian foreign minister said on Thursday that his Baku visit to attend the quadripartite meeting between Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia is in line with Tehran's policies.

Brazil riot police fire tear gas at protesting teachers

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:29
Brazilian riot police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse public school teachers protesting against proposed changes to their pension plans.

Dhinakaran launches Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam

TIMES OF INDIA - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 06:25
The much-talked about launch took place at a massive event in Melur near Madurai.

US state Oklahoma says it will use nitrogen gas for prisoner executions

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:21
After trying unsuccessfully for months to obtain lethal injection drugs, Oklahoma officials said they plan to use nitrogen gas to execute inmates once the state resumes using the death penalty.

Yemeni forces shoot down Saudi-led spy drone in Asir

IRAN DAILY - Thu, 03/15/2018 - 05:09
Yemeni army forces have shot down a Saudi-led reconnaissance drone in flight over a border area in the kingdom’s southern region of Asir.