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