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Chattisgarh Police File FIR Against Religious Leader For Derogatory Comment On Mahatma Gandhi

Dec 27, 2021 PTI

Hindu religious leader Kalicharan Maharaj had used abusive words against Mahatma Gandhi, during a religious convocation in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur. Maharaj had also hailed Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

Hindu Religious Leader Kalicharan Maharaj Hails Nathuram Godse For Killing Mahatma Gandhi

Dec 27, 2021 PTI

Hindu Religious Leader Kalicharan Maharaj also used an abusive word against Mahatma Gandhi. He said: 'The target of Islam is to capture nation through politics. In front of our eyes they had captured in 1947 (referring to partition)...They had earlier captured Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan...'


Afghanistan Among Focus Areas Of India’s Dialogue With Central Asian Countries

Afghanistan crisis and regional connectivity is going to be among the key focus areas of India’s dialogue with Central Asian countries— Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Iran All Set To Allow Reinstallation Of UN Cameras At Nuclear Site: Reports

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Since a sabotage attack that damaged the Karaj nuclear site in June, Iran had refused The United Nation's nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to replace the damaged cameras.


Israel's PM Naftali Bennett 'Optimistic' After His UAE Trip

Israel PM (Prime Minister) Office said he met Monday with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s powerful crown prince and de facto ruler of the Emirates for some four hours, with more than half of the time spent in one-on-one talks.

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11 December, 2021

Afghanistan: India Extends Humanitarian Assistance To Taliban Ruled Region

PTI

Afghanistan crisis has left the country crippled, with India on Saturday dispatching lifesaving medicines and other medical supplies to the war ravaged country ruled by Taliban.


25 November, 2021

Iran Nuclear Talks Fail To Reach Agreement, Says IAEA Chief

Deutsche Welle

The latest round of talks over international monitoring of Iran's nuclear program did not lead to any breakthroughs, said the head of the UN's nuclear watchdog.


14 November, 2021

Countries Adopt New Climate Deal With Coal Compromise

Associated Press (AP)

Before India succeeded in getting the change made, nation after nation talked about the final provisions not going far or fast enough but a compromise was better than nothing.


13 November, 2021

Iran: President Raisi's Hard-Line Government Stalling On Progress

Deutsche Welle

President Ebrahim Raisi took office 100 days ago, promising Iranians 'peace and prosperity'. However, can reform succeed under conservative hard-liners loyal to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?


01 November, 2021

Australia Recognises Covaxin: All Countries That Have Approved Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 Vaccine

Outlook Web Desk

Australia has become latest in the list of countries that are allowing Indians vaccinated with Covaxin entry inside their territories.


01 November, 2021

US Urges China To Refrain From Unilateral Action On Taiwan

Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Beijing to deescalate tensions in the Pacific during a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.


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17 October, 2021

Syrian Killing Could Mark New Phase In Israel's War Against Iran

Associated Press (AP)

Israel has said it will not tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and has acknowledged carrying out scores of airstrikes on alleged Iranian arms shipments and military targets in Syria in recent years.


13 October, 2021

Iran Claims Arrest Of 10 Spies Working For Foreign Intelligence Agencies

Associated Press (AP)

Iran however did not name the countries the 10 spies were linked to, stating only that they worked for 'hostile countries' to it.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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