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British-Iranian woman jailed for attending volleyball game

Since June 2014 Ghoncheh Ghavami  is in solitary confinement in Tehran. She was arrested for going to a men’s volleyball match. Ghoncheh  is a British Iranian dual citizen. She was there to watch a game. She was arrested because of a misunderstanding. Amnesty International has called for an Urgent Action. Amnesty believes Ghoncheh has been

‘SAARC meet will only be respite in India-Pakistan crisis’

Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Guns may fall silent when the SAARC meet takes place in November, but it would only imply respite rather than a long-term ...Full Article

Russia invites India to jointly develop hydrocarbon projects

Moscow, Nov 1 (IANS/TASS) Indian companies will be able to participate in development and production of hydrocarbons in the Arctic and in East Siberia, Russia’s Deputy ...Full Article

Robbers targeting Indian Americans in New Jersey

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) Robbers are targeting the homes of Indian Americans in New Jersey post-Diwali, a media report said Saturday. In the latest such incident, ...Full Article

No plans for Modi-Sharif meeting at SAARC: India

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India Friday denied any plans for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC ...Full Article

Sri Lanka president visits landslide-hit area, nearly 200 still missing

Colombo Oct 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday visited landslide-affected residents in the country’s central region where rescuers are working hard to search for nearly ...Full Article

Two dead, including gunman, at US high school: Police

  Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Two students were dead and four injured, three of them critically, in a shooting incident Friday morning at a high school in ...Full Article

Obama hugs nurse who survived Ebola

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama greeted nurse Nina Pham in the Oval Office with a big hug to celebrate her recovery from the Ebola ...Full Article

India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism

By Arul Louis United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) India’s UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji has asked the UN Security Council (UNSC) to enforce without exception its resolutions ...Full Article

Obama names Indian-American ambassador to Sweden

Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden. Raji, ...Full Article