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Iranian ports’ annual cargo transit capacity at 20m tons

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:36
Iranian ports' annual cargo transit capacity reached 20 million tons, following the development of related infrastructure, said an official with the Ports and Maritime Organizations (PMO).

Pakistan optimistic on early resumption of Iran banking ties

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:25
Pakistan's Minister of State for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal expressed optimism for early resumption of banking ties between Islamabad and Tehran.

Saffron exports rise 35%

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:23
Iran exported 147.2 kilograms of saffron during March 21-December 21, 2017, recording a 35-percent growth compared to the figure for the same period last year, said deputy chairman of Iran's National Saffron Council.

Iran to launch petrochemical unit in Ilam soon

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:18
Iran is planning to launch a petrochemical sulfur dismantling unit in the western province of Ilam next spring, a senior energy official announced.

Iran’s attorney general orders probe into oil tanker collision

IRAN DAILY - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:17
Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Ja’far Montazeri ordered a full investigation into the cause of a tragic incident of collision between an Iranian oil tanker and a Chinese freighter in the East China Sea.

Jallikattu: Spectator gored to death by bull in TN

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:29
A spectator aged 19 years was gored to death by a bull during a Jallikattu event at Palamedu in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu on Monday. Over 25 people were injured in the bull-taming event.

2nd Test: Virat Kohli's valiant 153 takes India to 307 against SA

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 11:20
A valiant 153 from Virat Kohli and a crucial 38 from Ravichandran Ashwin formed the crux of India's batting on Day 3 as the visitors nudged their first innings total to 307, trailing South Africa by only 28 runs in the second Test at Supersports Park, Centurion on Monday.

Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat's comments 'unconstructive': China

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:53
The Chinese reaction came following comments by Gen Rawat two days ago that India needs to shift focus from its border with Pakistan to that of China and spoke of pressure being exerted by Beijing along the Line of Actual Control.

You are a revolutionary leader: Netanyahu to PM

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:05
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today lauded his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as "a revolutionary leader in the best sense of the word" and let him know that he's available for a yoga class with him any time. Netanyahu, also joked that he and his wife were excited to visit Bollywood.

India v SA: Virat Kohli hits 21st century

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 10:03
Kohli was unbeaten on 85 when he resumed proceedings on Day 3 and took just 16 balls to get there, taking India past the 200-run margin.

2nd Test, Day 3, Live: India resume at 185/5

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:48
Check live cricket score, cricket scorecard & ball by ball commentary of India vs South Africa 2nd Test on Times of India

SC row: Judges attend court, AG says 'all settled'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:30
Four senior-most Supreme Court judges who had last week held an unprecedented press conference and raised issue of assignment of cases, today attended court and took up routine work, with Attorney General terming these developments as "a storm in a tea cup".

SC judges who held PC attend court, take up work

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:11
The four judges - Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph - have taken up their respective business on the first working day of the top court after the January 12 press conference.

4 most senior SC judges back to work in court

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:48
The four senior Supreme Court judges, who aired their grievances against the Chief Justice of India (CJI) at a press conference, were back at work today, reported news agency PTI.

'Pak contacted India to protest Rawat's comments'

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:41
Pakistan got in touch with India through diplomatic channels to protest Army chief Bipin Rawat's comments on calling Islamabad's nuclear bluff, reported The Nation, a Pakistani newspaper. "India has been told that such statements will only worsen the tension," said Pakistani foreign ministry officials to Nation.

Learning with Times: Why Aadhaar has no parallel

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:57
The idea of a single over-arching identity number for all citizens issued by the state is not new, but in most developed countries, passport and driver’s licence remain the most-accepted IDs ID cards started as a tool to track citizens.

Infy gives highest variable pay in past 9 quarters

TIMES OF INDIA - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:56
In a big surprise to employees, Infosys has given 95% of variable pay in the December quarter - a rare gesture and the highest level of payout in the past nine quarters.

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