Mumbai-Chabahar-Bandar Abbas shipping line launched

Provincial Director-General of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMOI) in Sistan-e Balouchestan Province, Behrouz Aqaei announced that a shipping line has launched work between Mumbai Port in India and Chabahar and Bandar Abbas ports in Southern Iran amid the US sanctions. “The Mumbai-Mundra-Kandla-Chabahar-Bandar Abbas shipping line officially kicked off work after the TEU 3700 container ship berthed at Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar city (today),” Aqaei told FNA on Sunday. He added that the shipping line will witness regular traffic of cargo ships every two weeks. Chabahar is…

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Private schools in UP announced that they will not admit children from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) in the next session.

Private schools in UP on Thursday announced that they will not admit children from Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) in the next session, if the government does not give re-reimbursement for the last six years as per the RTE Act and judgment thereafter. Anil Agarwal, president of Unaided Private Schools’ Association, UP (UPSA), informed that the association has written to the state government demanding immediate re-imbursement of fees payable to schools for admitting/teaching children of EWS and disadvantaged sections, as stipulated by the Right to…

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PM Modi fires Sabarimala, triple talaq salvo at Left govt, UDF

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Communist government in Kerala. Addressing a public meeting at Thrissur in Kerala, Modi, in his direct attack on the CPI-M claimed that the cultural ethos of the state was under attack and that the attack was being led by the party that is governing the state. Raking up the Sabarimala Temple controversy, he said that the issue has caught the attention of the nation. “The people of India are seeing the manner in which the Communist government of…

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About 13 Syrian civilians killed in US-led operation in Dayr al-Zawr

More than a dozen civilians have lost their lives when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out an operation in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Saturday that US-led forces shelled farming land between al-Baghuz Fawqani and al-Marashidah towns in Abu Kamal district in the province late Friday night, killing 13 people and injuring many more. The London-based monitor added that there were seven children among the fallen civilians. The group noted that the death toll was expected…

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Discovering tunnels won’t save Israel in future wars: Hezbollah

Leader of the Lebanese Islamic resistance movement Hezbollah has openly mocked Zionist regime’s claims that it had discovered secret tunnels used by the group on the border between Lebanon and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, saying Israel was deeply wrong to think that the closure of tunnels would save it from future attacks by the resistance movement. Speaking to the Lebanese TV station al-Mayadin on Saturday, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said some of the secret tunnels run by Hezbollah that Israel claims to have discovered and destroyed in a recent operation had…

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Blasts kill dozens after Muslim self-rule vote in Philippines

At least 27 people have lost their lives and dozens of others been injured after two bombs hit a church on a southern Philippine island, which is home to a Daesh-linked terrorist group. Security officials said the first blast took place during Sunday mass at a Roman Catholic cathedral on Jolo island in the Philippines’ restive Sulu province. It was followed by a second explosion in the parking lot as troops were responding to the first. Photos released by regional police showed debris scattered near the church’s entrance and a damaged…

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Trudeau sacks Canadian envoy to China after Huawei controversy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said he had sought and accepted the resignation of Ottawa’s ambassador to China, days after the diplomat sparked controversy with criticism of the US extradition request for a top Huawei executive. According to Press TV, Trudeau said in a statement that did not explain why the decision had been taken “Last night I asked for and accepted John McCallum’s resignation as Canada’s Ambassador to China.” McCallum has been making headlines in recent days over comments regarding Meng Wanzhou, Chinese giant Huawei’s Chief Financial…

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Trump’s State of the Union address still not happening: Pelosi

US President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address will not take place despite him ending the government shutdown, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. A spokesman for Pelosi said Saturday that the address would not happen on Tuesday as originally planned. “It’s not happening on 1/29,” Drew Hammill said of the address, which hosts all members of Congress, the president’s cabinet and Supreme Court justices. In a letter to Trump on Wednesday, Pelosi informed the president that he would not be allowed to deliver his annual address until a…

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President Ram Nath Kovind urges people to perform ‘sacred act’ of voting during Lok Sabha polls

President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday gave a clarion call to people to perform the “sacred act” of voting, emphasising this year’s general election should be seen as a “once-in-a-century moment” that will shape the India of the remainder of the 21st century. Mr. Kovind said an election was not just a political exercise. It was a collective call to wisdom and a collective call to action. “The ideas and idealism of our democracy will come into force to elect the 17th Lok Sabha.” In his customary address to the…

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