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19 September, 2018 6:08 PM India In Touch With EU Over Alternative Payment For Iran Oil Imports

As the US sanctions on import of Iranian crude oil loom large, India is engaged with the European Union for an alternative channel for making payments to Tehran for buying petroleum products, sources said Wednesday. They said the EU has been been telling India that it was in the process of coming out with a payment mechanism as using US dollars for oil transaction 41

10 September, 2018 6:40 PM Iraq Replaces Saudi Arabia As India's Top Oil Supplier In August

Imports of Iranian oil by India, fell by about a third to about 523,000 bpd in August from July as state-refiners slowed purchases due to a delay in securing approval to use Iranian ships. Iraq replaced Saudi Arabia in August as the top oil supplier to India, data from industry and shipping sources showed, as refiners turned to Iraqi barrels to compensate 101

29 August, 2018 8:45 AM At least 11 killed in suicide car bombing in western Iraq

A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle in the town of Al-Qaim in western Iraq today.   Ramadi: A suicide bomber blew up a vehicle in the town of Al-Qaim in western Iraq today, killing at least 11 people, five of them security personnel, police said. The town, on the Syrian border some 340 kilometres (215 miles) from Baghdad, was one of the last in Iraq to be recaptured 157

7 August, 2018 5:47 AM US Pentagon Restricts Use of Fitness Trackers, Geolocation Software for Troops

Military troops and other defence personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness-tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location, according to a new Pentagon order. The memo, obtained by The Associated Press, stops short of banning the fitness trackers or other electronic devices, which 75

6 August, 2018 7:26 AM In A Rare Breakthrough, Saudi Arabia Grants Entry To Iranian Diplomat

Saudi Arabia has agreed to admit an Iranian diplomat to head an office representing Iranian interests in the kingdom, the official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a rare move after the rivals broke off relations in 2016. "An informed diplomatic source said Sunday that Saudi Arabia had agreed to grant a visa to the head ... of Iran's interests 46

4 August, 2018 5:17 PM India's U-16 football coach, says goal against Japan was encouraging

 India lost 1-2 against Japan in a 5th WAFF U-16 Championship match here in their first-ever meeting between the two countries at this level but head coach Bibiano Fernandes said the "encouraging" performance will go a long way in boosting the confidence of his players. AMMAN: India lost 1-2 against Japan in a 5th WAFF U-16 Championship match here in their 29

2 August, 2018 1:16 PM New Lease Of Life For Iraqi Man Who Gets Artificial Heart In Delhi

A 51-year-old Iraqi man with a terminal heart condition has been given a new lease of life by doctors in Delhi. The patient had suffered several bullet injuries at the hands of terrorists who had kept him captive. Hani Jawad Mohammed flew back to Iraq on July 28 with an artificial heart. He had undergone several rounds of surgeries in his native country 38

16 July, 2018 1:26 PM Major Relief In Petrol, Diesel Prices May Not Be So Soon, Say Experts

Domestic petrol and diesel prices were reduced marginally after three days of hikes. The rupee is down 1.8% since May, and 7.4% so far this year. Prevailing weakness in the rupee coupled with crude oil around $73.50 per barrel does not leave enough room for oil marketing companies to pass on any major benefit to consumers, say analysts. Domestic petrol 53

11 July, 2018 2:48 AM Import of oil from Iran from November 4 will be sanctionable activity: Mike Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said today the import of oil from Iran beginning November 4 will be a sanctionable activity but the US would consider request for relief from a handful of countries, in an apparent reference to India which is the second largest buyer of Iranian crude. "Come November 4, there will be a US sanction that prevents crude oil from passing 56

9 July, 2018 6:54 PM Visa Rule Eased For Foreigners Marrying Indians. Except For These Nations

Spouses of the Indian nationals getting married abroad will no longer have to face difficulties in converting their tourist visa to dependent visa as the government plans to change existing rules. The move came after the Philipino spouse of an Indian national, who married outside the country, faced difficulties in converting her tourist visa to X2 (dependent 48