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Iran keen to participate in Rs 35,700-cr CPCL expansion: IOC Chairman Sanjiv Singh

Iran is keen to invest in the Rs 35,700-crore expansion of Chennai refinery irrespective of economic sanctions imposed by the US against the Persian Gulf nation, IOC Chairman Sanjiv Singh said on..
Firstpost - Published

Remembering Mirza Ghalib, Delhi's beloved Urdu and Persian poet, on his 221st birth anniversary

Ghalib was born in Kala Mahal at Agra on 27 December, 1797 and hailed from a Central Asian family of Aibak Turks who would traditionally serve as soldiers.
Firstpost - Published

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The Persian Gulf War Started This Day In History [Video]The Persian Gulf War Started This Day In History  01:02

Sometimes the past is dark. Here's what happened in the Persian Gulf.

Celebrity Wire - Published

This Day in History: The Persian Gulf War Begins [Video]This Day in History: The Persian Gulf War Begins  01:02

This Day in History: The Persian Gulf War Begins January 16, 1991 The UN midnight deadline for the Iraqi withdrawal from Kuwait expired, leading to the commencement of Operation Desert Storm...

Wibbitz Top Stories - Published

Cat hears & smells frying bacon, adorably begs for a piece [Video]Cat hears & smells frying bacon, adorably begs for a piece  00:15

No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. This cat is begging for bacon and it's the cutest thing you'll see all day! Leo is a 2 year old dollface Persian and he's anything but a normal cat. He is a..

Rumble Studio - Published

Cute kitty adorably licks ice pop [Video]Cute kitty adorably licks ice pop  00:13

Leo is a two-year-old Persian that will steal your heart (and your ice cream). He has an unbelievable personality and you may mistaken him for a dog by some of his unusual behavior. He loves to..

Rumble Studio - Published

Iran Ignore US Warning, Launches Satellite, Fails [Video]Iran Ignore US Warning, Launches Satellite, Fails  00:39

CNN Reports Iran launched a satellite on Tuesday that failed to reach orbit, after the US warned against the launch earlier this month. Mohammad Jahromi, the country's Minister of Communications and..

Wochit News - Published

Boeing Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran, 15 Killed [Video]Boeing Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran, 15 Killed  00:34

CNN reports A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in Iran Monday, killing at least 15 people on board. The plane went down at about 8:30 a.m. local time in the capital Tehran. The Farsi News Agency reported..

Wochit News - Published

Iranian Military Plane Crashes, 15 Dead [Video]Iranian Military Plane Crashes, 15 Dead  00:33

Reuters reports a Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on board. A flight engineer survived and was taken to the..

Wochit News - Published

USS Stennis back in the Persian Gulf despite Trump's claim of victory over ISIS [Video]USS Stennis back in the Persian Gulf despite Trump's claim of victory over ISIS  02:49

The USS John C. Stennis is active in the Persian Gulf, helping provide cover for U.S. forces. It's also a show of force to nearby Iran, which deployed vessels in December. Charlie D'Agata reports.

CBSN - Published

The Persian Myth Of FŪLĀD-ZEREH [Video]The Persian Myth Of FŪLĀD-ZEREH  02:05

The world's ancient history is full of fascinating myths. Read through the Persian myth of Fūlād-Zereh.

Rumble - Published

Iran Pushes Warships Closer to US Waters, Plans To Close In On Atlantic [Video]Iran Pushes Warships Closer to US Waters, Plans To Close In On Atlantic  01:54

Iran Pushes Warships Closer to US Waters, Plans To Close In On Atlantic A top commander in Iran’s navy said Friday that Iran, which is contesting America’s right to put an aircraft..

Rumble - Published

Iran Announces Plans To Send Warships Into The Atlantic [Video]Iran Announces Plans To Send Warships Into The Atlantic  00:39

According to a report by Business Insider, on Friday, a senior Iranian commander announced that the Iranian navy plans to deploy warships into the Atlantic Ocean. Rear Admiral Touraj Hassani, Iran's..

Wochit News - Published

U.S. Warns Iran Against Pursuing Planned Space Launches [Video]U.S. Warns Iran Against Pursuing Planned Space Launches  00:39

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States has warned Iran against pursuing planned space launches and asked it to cease all ballistic..

Wochit News - Published

Ahmad's Persian Cuisine closed indefinitely after sidewalk collapse [Video]Ahmad's Persian Cuisine closed indefinitely after sidewalk collapse  01:38

Ahmad's Persian Cuisine closed indefinitely after sidewalk collapse

KETV - Published

China Shuns U.S. Oil Despite Trade War Truce [Video]China Shuns U.S. Oil Despite Trade War Truce  00:35

According to Reuters, China, the world’s top oil importer, is set to start 2019 by buying little or no crude from the United States despite a three-month truce in a trade scrap between the two..

Wochit News - Published

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Russia For Global 'Malign Activities' [Video]U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Russia For Global 'Malign Activities'  00:52

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, the United States imposed new sanctions on Russia, expanding a blacklist of individuals allegedly involved in a Kremlin-backed campaign to interfere with..

Wochit News - Published

As Fed Meeting Looms, Oil Prices Plummet [Video]As Fed Meeting Looms, Oil Prices Plummet  00:50

Oil stole the show in Asian markets Wednesday, taking second place to a bearish bond market. A glut of supply saw U.S. crude CLc1 sink 8% overnight, while Brent LCOc1 shed almost 6%. Reuters reports..

Wochit Business - Published

New York's Best New Restaurants [Video]New York's Best New Restaurants  03:11

This article is from ThrillistMillions of readers turn to Thrillist's restaurant recommendations every month, and on this inaugural episode of Invite Only, we're showing you two of the best new..

Thrillist - Published

U.S. Pressure On OPEC & Russia Doesn't Seem To Work [Video]U.S. Pressure On OPEC & Russia Doesn't Seem To Work  00:47

According to Reuters, OPEC and its Russia-led allies moved closer on Friday to clinching a deal that would cut oil production by more than the market had expected despite pressure from U.S. President..

Wochit Business - Published

OPEC Meets In Vienna To Discuss Production Cuts [Video]OPEC Meets In Vienna To Discuss Production Cuts  00:45

According to Business Insider, oil prices are down after an OPEC meeting in Vienna. During the meeting, OPEC member nations discussed cutting production, while the Qatar announced it will leave the..

Wochit Business - Published

Rouhani Says If Iran Can't Export Oil From Gulf, Then No Country Can [Video]Rouhani Says If Iran Can't Export Oil From Gulf, Then No Country Can  00:45

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat to disrupt other countries' oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington maintains efforts to halt..

Wochit News - Published

Thumbing Nose At Saudi Arabia, Qatar Announces Plans To Exit OPEC [Video]Thumbing Nose At Saudi Arabia, Qatar Announces Plans To Exit OPEC  01:02

In a swipe at oil giant Saudi Arabia, Qatar says it will now quit OPEC to focus on gas. According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia is trying to show unity in tackling an oil price slide. Doha is of OPEC’s..

Wochit News - Published

Iran Says It Will Continue Missile Testing [Video]Iran Says It Will Continue Missile Testing  00:46

Iran said on Sunday it would continue missile tests and denied being in breach of U.N. resolutions, after the United States accused Tehran of testing a new missile capable of carrying multiple..

Wochit News - Published

Iran Navy Launches Warship With Alleged Stealth Technology [Video]Iran Navy Launches Warship With Alleged Stealth Technology  00:41

According to a report by Reuters, on Saturday, Iran's navy launched a domestically made destroyer class ship, which state media claims has radar-evading stealth abilities, as tensions continue to rise..

Wochit News - Published

The US Is Making Its Mark On The Global Oil Market, But How Long Will It Last? [Video]The US Is Making Its Mark On The Global Oil Market, But How Long Will It Last?  00:57

The US is expected to become a net energy exporter within the next five years. According to Business Insider, oil output in the US jumped 20% from 2017 levels in September. Fracking has helped put the..

Wochit News - Published

Brooklyn's Premier Persian Restaurant [Video]Brooklyn's Premier Persian Restaurant  06:15

This video, "<a target=_blank rel="nofollow noopener"..

Rumble - Published


That punishing blockade? Qatar has 'moved on'

Eighteen months after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a land and sea blockade aimed at bringing Qatar to heel, this tiny, gas-rich strip of sand jutting into the Persian Gulf is..
IndiaTimes - Published

Man kills neighbour's Persian cat by throwing it from 14th floor, arrested

A 64-year-old resident of Ghodbunder Road in Thane was arrested Sunday for allegedly killing a cat by throwing it from his 14th floor flat last month, police said.
DNA - Published

If we can't export oil from Gulf, no one can: Iran president Hassan Rouhani

"If one day they want to prevent the export of Iran`s oil, then no oil will be exported from the Persian Gulf."
Zee News - Published

No oil will go through Persian Gulf if US targets Iranian sales: Rouhani - Published

Iran's Rouhani threatens to cut off Gulf oil

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant stance against US sanctions on Tuesday, renewing his threat to cut off international oil sales from the Gulf. "America should know... it is not capable..
IndiaTimes - Published

1991 Gulf War looms large over George H W Bush's Mideast legacy

With Bush's death , his legacy across the Middle East takes root in that 100-hour ground war that routed Iraqi forces. That war gave birth to the network of military bases America now operates across..
IndiaTimes - Published

12 Indians rescued from sinking vessel by French navy ship in Persian Gulf

IndiaTimes - Published

In Dubai, U.S. sanctions pressure historic business ties with Iran

With its Persian restaurants and shop signs in Farsi, Murshid Bazaar, a dense maze of alleys in Dubai's old quarter, has for decades been a centre for small-scale trade with Iran.
Reuters India - Published

'Shah is a Persian word': Asaduddin Owaisi takes dig at BJP's name-changing spree, asks if party president's name will be changed

Allahabad and Faizabad in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh are the latest additions to the growing list of places that have been renamed.
Firstpost - Published

'Shah is a Persian word, BJP should consider changing Amit Shah's name': Historian Irfan Habib takes jibe at party's name-changing spree

"Shah is a Persian word. And it is not derived from Sanskrit. They should first change his name before renaming cities," said professor Irfan Habib.
Firstpost - Published

Amit Shah's name of Persian roots, BJP should rename him: Irfan Habib - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Can India do a EU to tackle US sanctions against Iran?

Was getting a waiver for US sanctions against Iran the best option or could India have looked at a more lasting solution like the European Union's (EU) legislation against it? Most experts say a law..
DNA - Published

Shah is a Persian word, change leaders name first says Historian Irfan Habib

Historian Irfan Habib on Sunday responded to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) name changing spree and said that the party should change names of their members first. 
Zee News - Published

'BJP should change Amit Shah's name because of its Persian origin'

BJP should first change Amit Shah' Historian Irfan Habib on name-changing spree
IndiaTimes - Published

Spin-off from Sri Lanka

Even though the Sri Lankan cricket side is becoming progressively less relevant due to a string of poor performances, the country appears to be on the path of greater strategic significance. The run of..
DNA - Published

Tipu Jayanti: CM HD Kumaraswamy will not attend function due to ill health; Karnataka on high alert

A day ahead of 'Tipu Jayanti', the BJP Friday staged protests against Karnataka government-sponsored celebrations for the birth anniversary of the controversial 18th century ruler of erstwhile Mysore..
DNA - Published

Iran sanctions: Trump defends decision to grant exemptions to India and others

Defending his decision to give temporary exemptions to eight countries,* including India and China, from the ban on Iranian oil imports*, US President Donald Trump has said it was done so to keep..
DNA - Published

It's official: India, China amongst those exempted from Iran oil sanctions

The US has told various countries, including India, to cut oil imports from the Persian Gulf nation to "zero" by November 4 or face sanctions.
DNA - Published

Iran waiver conditions an exports bonanza for India

US economic sanctions against the Persian Gulf nation comes into force today.
DNA - Published

Credit to PM Modi's leadership: Pradhan on US decision to let India keep buying oil from Iran despite sanctions

The US administration has allowed India and other seven countries to keep importing oil from Iran, despite its reimposition of crippling sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation from November 5.
DNA - Published

US sanctions: Govt says enough oil supplies, but sentiment hurting price

Refusing to say if India has sought a waiver of sanctions from the US as to continue purchasing crude oil from Iran, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he has articulated the country's position on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Centre reworking Chabahar deal as US sanctions loom

The looming US sanctions on Iran has put the deal for Chabahar port between India and Iran on the fast-track. The two countries are working on amending the clause that mandates activation of the..
DNA - Published

Trump vows to 'take care' of countries buying oil from Iran, keeps suspense about possible CAATSA waiver for India

 President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India "will soon find out" about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India signe*d a USD 5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted..
DNA - Published

'Guided by national interest', India to buy Iranian oil in November despite US sanctions, says Pradhan

 Oil Minister *Dharmendra Pradhan Monday said two state refiners *have placed orders for importing crude oil from Iran in November, the month when US sanctions on Iranian oil purchases take..
DNA - Published

Tajikistan 1 Korea Republic 1 (p. 7-6): Goalkeeper Mukhriddin the hero again as Persian Lions reach final

tajikistan 1 korea republic 1 (p. 7-6): goalkeeper mukhriddin the hero again as persian lions reach final
Tajikistan again rode their luck, this time holding Korea Republic to a draw before winning their semi-final AFC U-16 Championship tie on penalties. - Published

India, Uzbekistan scale up cooperation, ink 17 pacts

India and Uzbekistan decided to scale up bilateral cooperation by signing 17 pacts, in key areas of defence, counter-terrorism, agriculture, science and technology, etc. Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
DNA - Published

Revisiting the bhakti of Ibrahim Adil Shah II

What does the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur, a scholarly treatise in praise of Lord Ganesh and Goddess Saraswati have in common? They come together in a concert in Mumbai on Sunday in the form of rare..
DNA - Published

India should reduce or stop crude oil import from Iran: Moody's

India is the second largest buyer of Iranian crude after China, accounting for about 30 percent of total crude exports from the Persian Gulf nation during April-August 2018.
Zee News - Published

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

An Iranian media outlet close to the country's hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with missile attacks,..
DNA - Published

Iran launches air maneuvers near strategic Strait of Hormuz

The drill involves the military's and revolutionary guard fighter jets, including US-made F-4, French Mirage and Russian Sukhoi-22 planes, the report said, adding that five logistics and combat..
IndiaTimes - Published

Emirates denies report of Etihad Airways takeover

Persian Gulf airline Emirates denied on Thursday that it was seeking to take over Etihad Airways to create the world's largest airline, following a report from Bloomberg.
Reuters India - Published

Insurance to credit on crude, Iran goes all out to woo India

With the global oil prices spiralling after fresh US sanctions against Iran, India is working hard to keep its energy export lines open – providing alternate insurance cover to ships and also..
DNA - Published

Good news for India! Iran to handover strategic Chabahar Port in a month, says Iranian Minister

Iran will handover the strategic Chabahar port to Indian company within a month for operation as per an interim pact, Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhoundi said..
DNA - Published

Afghan Suicide Attack: Twin blasts hit Kabul, at least 8 killed

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a wrestling club in a Shi'ite neighbourhood of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, followed by a second blast apparently targeting the emergency services and..
DNA - Published

Exporters apprehensive of taking orders from Iran due to US sanctions, says industry body FIEO

Iran is one of the major trading partners of India as new Delhi imports huge quantity crude oil from the Persian Gulf country.
Firstpost - Published

Scare over Urdu, Persian courses at Gujarat University

Disappointed with the cold response of the university officials, students sought the help of NSUI who wrote to the Vice-Chancellor expressing students concern
DNA - Published

Lucknow family remembers Vajpayee's Eid visits, will keep festival low-key this week

Uttar Pradesh Urdu Akademi head Asifa Zamani will keep the Bakrid celebrations this week low-key at her household as a mark of respect for Atal Bihari Vajpayee, with whom she says her family shared a..
DNA - Published

Relaxing cut-off for reserved category will make little difference: Students

Granting relaxation in cut-offs to research aspirants coming from socially underprivileged sections will make “little” difference and hundreds of reserved category seats will still remain vacant,..
DNA - Published

A Muslim man’s struggle to fulfil dead Hindu wife’s ‘wish’

She was a Hindu, he a Muslim.He studied Persian at Calcutta University and she did her masters in Bengali.They fell in love and got married in 1998 under the Special Marriage Act.Neither gave up their..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi can wear 'outlandish headgear but not a skull cap': Shashi Tharoor mocks PM's sartorial choices

He went on to say: "During his speeches, he would call Rahul Gandhi a princeling, but he'd never call him a Rajkumar, he'd call him Shehzada because it's a Urdu/Persian word."
DNA - Published

Iran to conduct 'swarm' drills in the Persian Gulf soon

[Iran], Aug 02 (ANI): Iran is slated to conduct maritime drills involving as many as 100 gunships in the Persian Gulf in the upcoming 48 hours to simulate "swarm" tactics.
Sify - Published

Watch: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif to come togther once again!

Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra has something special for Bollywood enthusiasts. The fashion moghul will reunite former flames, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif as the muses for his new Indo-Persian..
DNA - Published

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif to turn showstoppers for Manish Malhotra's upcoming Indo-Persian collection

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will walk the ramp for Manish Malhotra's show on 1 August that will mark the completion of 18 years of the ace designer label.
Firstpost - Published

Rumi's ghazals will soon be available for Hindi readers

This will be the first time when such a volume of Rumi's work will be translated to Hindi directly from Persian.
DNA - Published

US official links economic protests in Iran to sanctions

A top US official focused on sanctions against Iran today linked American financial pressure on Tehran with ongoing economic protests roiling the country, saying she hoped the strain would limit the..
DNA - Published

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