Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicQassem Soleimani

Topic: Qassem Soleimani

Why Iran can’t afford to avenge the death of Qassem Soleimani

The Iranian regime, that has already stretched European patience to a breaking point, has to guard its prospects of the Joe Biden administration bringing it back in from the cold.

Political assassinations were unthinkable in the US. Then Donald Trump happened

The US abandoned political assassinations in the wake of the infamous Church committee of 1975. But Soleimani killing sets a worrying precedent.

India big country, should play role in defusing tension with US: Iran minister Javad Zarif

430 India cities held commemoration meetings after Soleimani killing, US should understand our reach, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says at Raisina Dialogue.

Interested in diplomacy, not in negotiating with US: Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif

Javad Zarif's comments come at a time the focus is on Iran and US over the confrontation following General Qassem Soleimani's assassination.

Soleimani killing — how the most ‘perilous chapter’ in Donald Trump’s presidency unfolded

In a detailed account, The New York Times has reported particulars of the plan to assassinate Iranian General Soleimani, and its aftermath for the US.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iraqi leaders privately want US troops to remain

Pompeo said he’s had some 50 phone calls with Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish leaders in Iraq since Soleimani's killing and suggested the public outcry from the country’s senior leadership wasn’t genuine.

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif lands in India today for ‘gentle push’ on oil imports

Javad Zarif’s India trip comes amid tensions between Tehran and Washington over the killing of senior Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike. 

Register all drones and operators by January 31 or face action, announces aviation ministry

The notification comes days after top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone attack.

Potential by-product of Soleimani’s death — Islamic State’s revival

Qassem Soleimani’s killing challenges Iraqi sovereignty and risks embroiling the country, and the region, in the kind of instability that Islamic State has shown it can thrive from.

Modi govt’s major tool to save India from US-Iran conflict’s fallout – 2020 Budget

India, which enjoys cordial relations with both Iran and US, must delicately balance its stressed economy as global events spin out of control.

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Australia’s 1956 Test series win in India was a one-man genius—Richie Benaud

Richie Benaud played 8 Tests in India picking up 52 wickets. Among these were some of India’s finest batsman like Vinoo Mankad, Vijay Manjrekar and Pankaj Roy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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