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Iran President Rouhani to visit India on Feb 15

Iran President Rouhani to visit India on Feb 15

The Iranian President will be accorded a ceremonial reception on 17 February. The strategically important port will open up the transit route for India to Iran and Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan. The West Zone Police are also preparing for the visit. Rouhani said that the Islamic Revolution was aimed at gaining independence, forging national sovereignty, achieving freedom, spreading Islamic and national culture, republicanism, and Islamism.


RSS running government, has its people planted everywhere: Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka

RSS running government, has its people planted everywhere: Rahul Gandhi in Karnataka

The Congress also asked the BJP to make its stand clear on the statement by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister favouring talks with Pakistan. Gandhi began his four-day tour of northern Karnataka districts of Ballari, Koppal, Raichur, Kalaburagi and Bidar during which he would travel in a bus and address public rallies, hold roadshows and interact with farmers and others, as part of the " yatra ".


Facebook group targeted after Stanley verdict

Facebook group targeted after Stanley verdict

Ghislain Picard, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations for Quebec and Labrador, agrees that something fundamental needs to change in the way the justice system works in Canada. And while we will never know why the jury didn't opt for a manslaughter verdict, we need to acknowledge the defence's explanation that an older model hand gun misfired, and the Crown's failure to convince the jury of the unlikeness of such an event.


1 climber dies, 7 others rescued off of Oregon's tallest peak

1 climber dies, 7 others rescued off of Oregon's tallest peak

Mount Hood is a popular climbing site that has seen dozens of accidents and fatalities over the years. Quinn Talley of Welches told The Associated Press that he has climbed the mountain about 20 times and had never seen worse conditions. Other climbers are providing aid as rescuers try to reach the scene. Mt. Hood, located about 60 miles east of Portland, is Oregon's tallest peak, at 11,240 feet, and attracts more than 10,000 climbers a year.


Tillerson says the fight against the Islamic State is far from over

Tillerson says the fight against the Islamic State is far from over

Restoring the unity of Gulf nations remains in the interest of all parties in the region, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday, urging them to resolve a diplomatic dispute over Qatar. "We may take different approaches but we consult and we know that what we're trying to achieve at the end is still the same". It stepped up support for Kurdish-led forces in Syria before its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey began a military operation against them last month, and ...


Zijlstra quits after lying about Putin meeting

Zijlstra quits after lying about Putin meeting

In an interview conducted by Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant* last Sunday and published on Monday, Zijlstra admitted he faked the story of Putin's Greater Russia plans, that he had not been at the meeting at all, but that he "borrowed" the statements from "a source who appreciates the fact that he guarantees them anonymity".