NEW DELHI - Iran June 26 assured all possible help to India in seeking release of 39 workers, who were kidnapped by Sunni insurgents of the ISIS in Iraq's Mosul last week. Following a series of meetings here with senior officials of the ministry of external affairs during which Iranian help was sought to end the hostage crisis, Iranian Ambassador Gholam Reza Ansari said...
BAGHDAD/NEW DELHI - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq Monday for discussions on the ongoing crisis even as the Indian government said its nationals in captivity in Iraq were safe. During his Iraq visit, Kerry was scheduled to meet, besides Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as well as both Shiite and Sunni leaders, CNN reported Prime Minister Maliki told Kerry that the crisis in his country...
BANGALORE: Much acclaimed Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie bagged the 2014 PEN Pinter Prize. The award was established in 2009, in memory of British playwright Harold Pinter and each year the prize is awarded to a British writer for their outstanding contribution to literature. The honor has been aptly recognized with Rushdie as in the words of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter,
CHANDIGARH - Over 200 people from Punjab and nearly 100 from Haryana are stuck in strife-torn Iraq, government officials in both states said Friday. Those in the middle of war-like situation in Iraq, a few youths from Punjab working there, called up the control room set up by the state government here and gave details of their locations where they are stuck. "The Punjab government today (Friday) submitted a...
LONDON - Bharat Shimpukade, an Indian-origin scientist from University of Southern Denmark, along with his colleagues has come up with a smart tool that has brought the hunt for a pill against obesity one step closer. Their research is focused on a special protein that can stimulate different physiological activities such as the production of appetite controlling hormones and hormones that control the intestinal uptake of food.
KIEV/NEW DELHI - Around 1,000 Indian nationals, mostly students, are returning home from the restive region of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine after the Indian mission arranged to bring them safely to capital Kiev and the onward journey to India. The first batch of 500 Indian students arrived safely in Kiev June 3, while the second batch of 500 boarded trains from Lugansk to Kiev June 4.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan June 2 said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was treated like a schoolboy when he visited India to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony last week.
By not meeting the representatives of the Hurriyat Conference in New Delhi, the Prime Minister had struck a bargain on Kashmir, Dawn online quoted Khan as saying.
NEW DELHI - The Indian and French air forces June 2 began bilateral exercise "Ex Garuda V" involving war games and manoeuvres to carry out surgical strikes. An official release said that during the exercise, which will go on till June 13, the two air forces would engage in operations based on their philosophy of practicing challenging situations. It said the exercise, the fifth in series of joint air exercises...
KABUL - Unidentified gunmen June 2 kidnapped an Indian national in western Afghanistan's Herat province, an official said. Ehsanullah Hayat, spokesman of Herat's governor, confirmed the abduction of the Indian man and said he was working for a foreign organization. He went missing from Zenda Jan district of the province, the spokesman added. Police have launched an operation to rescue the kidnapped man,