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16 September, 2017 11:14 AM Church thanks Sushma Swaraj for Father Tom Uzhannalil​'s rescue

New Delhi: The Catholic Bishops` Conference of India has lauded the role of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in securing the release of Father Tom Uzhannalil, the Kerala priest abducted by the Islamic State in Yemen in March 2016. The priest was released on September 12 and the Minister tweeted on Saturday a letter written to her by the CBCI Secretary 50

13 September, 2017 1:08 PM Can't Keep Changing Fuel Prices On Knee-Jerk Basis, Says Dharmendra Pradhan

The Petroleum Minister expects global crude prices to ease in the near future. New Delhi: The government cannot change fuel prices on a knee-jerk basis, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday on a day when stocks of state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) tanked by as much as eight per cent following recent hikes in transport fuel prices 38

12 September, 2017 11:20 AM Kerala leaders rejoice Fr. Tom’s release

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Leader of the Opposition Ramesh Chennithala, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, and political and Church leaders have expressed joy and relief at Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil’s release from IS captivity. In a Facebook post, Mr. Vijayan said Fr. Uzhunnalil’s release was a matter of great joy. Noting that Fr. Uzhunnalil 28

12 September, 2017 10:25 AM Indian priest abducted by ISIS in Yemen rescued: Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted allegedly by ISIS militants in Yemen last year, has been rescued, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. The release of the Indian Christian priest was reportedly secured by Oman, AFP news agency said. Referring to the priest, a report by Oman Observer said: He has been transferred 74

10 September, 2017 4:26 PM Iran says it warned off US ship, Navy denies it

Dubai: Iran says it warned off a US Navy warship during a rescue of a boat in the Gulf of Oman, while American officials say there was no direct contact. The US Navy said today the incident happened Wednesday and involved a small vessel some 75 nautical miles from the USS Tempest, a coastal patrol boat. The Navy says another boat much closer offered 48

29 August, 2017 3:59 PM Asian chess: Dhaka shocks Rasht

Top seed Rasht was shocked by third seed Dhaka in the fifth round of the Asian Cities chess championship at Bhubaneswar. The Iranian team, however, is still in the joint lead position with eight points, along with host and second seed KIIT. It was the wins by Mohammad Minhaz Udin and Kh. Aminul Islam, on the second and third boards, over Ali Faghirnavaz 16

10 August, 2017 10:05 AM Now, Indians can stay for up to 60 days in Qatar without getting a prior visa

NEW DELHI: Indians and nationals of 46 other countries can now stay for up to 60 days in Qatar without getting a prior visa. Qatar Airways on Thursday spelt out the fine print of Qatar's policy announced on Wednesday of doing away with prior visa requirements for citizens of 80 countries. The countries have been divided into two parts with different 38

10 August, 2017 5:32 AM PM Modi Tax Breaks Fire Up India's $704 Million Plane Care Market

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tax reforms will encourage more local airlines to service their aircraft within the country, a $704 million-a-year business that currently goes to Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. Air Works, which is aiming to conduct an initial public offering in three years, is among companies that could benefit from a surge in air travel 75

9 August, 2017 5:47 PM Qatar Waives Visa For 80 Countries, Including India, Amid Gulf Crisis

Nationals from dozens of countries in Europe and India, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States only need present a valid passport to enter the gas-rich country which hosts the soccer World Cup in 2022. Doha: Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism 42

9 August, 2017 2:12 PM Qatar offers visa-free entry to 80 countries, including India

DOHA: Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbors. Nationals from dozens of countries in Europe and elsewhere including India, Lebanon, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States will now receive 38