Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: India-Iran

Day after saying Doval promised tough action on anti-Prophet remarks, Iran pulls down statement

Statement said visiting Iranian foreign minister raised issue & called for 'serious attention to Muslims' sensitivities'. MEA spokesperson Thursday confirmed it was pulled down.

Iran’s foreign minister meets Doval, calls for ‘serious attention to Muslims’ sensitivities’

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, on a 3-day visit to India, also met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and PM Narendra Modi, and discussed regional security issues.

Iran FM to visit India next week, talks on Afghanistan, crude oil & Chabahar on agenda

This will be Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s maiden visit to India since taking over in August. But he has been in regular touch with EAM Jaishankar.

Iran expects ‘friend’ India to resume oil purchases soon, says envoy Chegeni

Ambassador Ali Chegeni says Iran & India will open ‘new chapter’ in bilateral ties under new President Raisi. Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian set to visit India later this month.

Iran’s foreign minister to visit India as new Taliban govt begins to settle in Afghanistan

Iran is urging India to play larger role in Afghanistan and establish working relationship with Taliban. It also wants India to work out solution with US & resume oil imports.

Jaishankar to attend swearing-in ceremony of Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi tomorrow

Ministry of External Affairs Wednesday announced that Dr S Jaishankar will call on the president and also meet other leaders during the two-day visit to Iran.

Iran and Russia’s anxiety over surging Taliban will be key to India’s new Afghan policy

As India braces itself for a Taliban-dominated regime in Afghanistan, New Delhi’s role in Kabul’s strategic frame should outlive the Ashraf Ghani government.

PM Modi congratulates Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi on election victory

Ebrahim Raisi, former head of Iran's judiciary, won a landslide victory in the country's presidential elections Saturday.

Iran bans flights from India and Pakistan amid spike in Covid infections

Several other countries in the region, including the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kuwait, also have banned flights to and from India over the rise in coronavirus cases there.

India has accelerated work on Chabahar Port, likely to be operational by May: US report

In 2015, India agreed to help develop Iran's Chabahar Port and an associated railway that would enable India to trade with Afghanistan unimpeded by Pakistan.

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.