Modi gifts Iran's Supreme leader reproduction of rare Quran manuscript

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:10

Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gifted Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei a specially commissioned reproduction of a rare seventh-century manuscript of the Holy Quran attributed to Hazrat Ali, the fourth caliph.


Visit fruitful, says Modi as he departs from Iran

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 21:06

Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday departed from Tehran for New Delhi at the conclusion of his two-day visit to Iran, saying the outcomes "will positively impact" bilateral ties.


Modi calls on Iran's supreme leader

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 20:52

Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei here.


Modi releases rare Persian manuscript in Iran

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 20:20

Tehran, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released a rare Persian manuscript, 'Kalileh-wa-Dimneh', a translation of tales from the Panchatantra and the Jataka, to highlight the centuries-old close cultural ties between India and Iran.


Okinawa rape, murder: Governor demands meeting with Obama

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:56

Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Governor of Okinawa Takeshi Onaga said on Thursday he has requested a meeting with US President Barack Obama over the recent arrest of a man working for the US military in the prefecture, for his alleged raping, strangling and dumping of the body of a local woman.


World humanitarian summit urges better response to crisis

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:36

Ankara, May 23 (IANS) The first world humanitarian summit opened in Turkey on Monday with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging governments, aid groups, the private sector and other stakeholders to act to improve the global humanitarian system.


Hunooz Dilli door ast? India-Iran's long-enduring language relationship

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 19:32

India and Iran's friendship is as "old as history", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tehran on Monday, emphasising the social connections "through art and architecture, ideas and traditions, and culture and commerce". A more wider and abiding testimony to the long and close relation is through language. Ever wonder from where words like 'seb', 'sabzi', 'mez', 'dehati', 'kulfi', paneer', 'barfi', 'shaadi' and so on came?


President Mukherjee arrives Tuesday on maiden China visit

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:22

Beijing, May 23 (IANS) Keeping up the tempo of high-level visits, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is to begin his four-day China visit on Tuesday from Guangzhou -- a heavily industrialised city in south China which has strong trade links with India.


Toll from Sri Lanka floods, landslides rises to 92

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 18:06

Colombo, May 23 (IANS) Rescue troops on Monday recovered at least seven more bodies from a landslide site in Sri Lanka's central Kegalle district, bringing the deaths from flash floods and landslides to 92, the Disaster Management Centre here said.


China clarifies on Pakistan's NSG application

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:54

Beijing, May 23 (IANS) The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) should decide whether non-signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) are eligible to join the 48-member group before any decision is taken on Pakistan's bid for membership, a Chinese spokesperson said on Monday.


74 people killed in Syria

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:42

Damascus, May 23 (IANS) At least 74 people were killed in multiple bombings that rocked two Syrian coastal cities on Monday.


Supreme Court to hear Italian government's plea on marine

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 17:20

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear on Thursday the Italian government's plea for relaxation of bail conditions of its marine, Sergeant Major Salvatore Girone, so that he can return to his country.


Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:38

Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, two days after a US drone struck at a vehicle the militant leader was riding in Pakistan's Balochistan province.