World  /  Published 03.03.22

Ukrainian soldier recites poem

Perepelitsa is a resident of Kyiv, a husband and a father of a little boy. He is a businessman who until last week was working in exports. He had lived in Tehran for a year and half and studied Persia...
By New York Times News Service

World  /  Published 22.11.21

Iran seizes ship in Gulf waters

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday they had seized a foreign ship in Gulf waters loaded with what they described as smuggled diesel. Guards commander Ahmad Hajian said the ship’...
By Reuters in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.21

Paranoia and pluralism in language

The history of the English word, ‘text’, is intricately woven together with the history of the word, ‘textile’. They both originate in early Latin, with ‘text’ mean...
By G.N. Devy

Opinion  /  Published 18.08.21

Lessons in new ways to lead: India at the UN

On August 1, India assumed the presidency of the United Nations security council for the month and promptly got to work on setting the agenda with a focus on three major areas: maritime security, peac...
By Harsh V. Pant

World  /  Published 06.01.21

Iran denies using crew as hostages

Iran denied on Tuesday it was using a South Korean ship and its crew as hostages, a day after it seized the tanker in the Gulf while pressing a demand for Seoul to release $7 billion in funds frozen u...
By Reuters in Seoul

India  /  Published 11.12.19

Delhi High Court clears air on Urdu in FIR

Delhi High Court on Wednesday clarified that it had in an earlier order directed that FIRs should be registered in simple language, and only archaic Urdu and Persian words need to be avoided.A bench o...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 04.08.19

Iran seizes Iraqi oil ship, 7 held

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Persian Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power a...
By Vivian Yee, Yonette Joseph and Iliana Magra/New York Times News Service in Beirut

Opinion  /  Published 04.10.18

Geopolitics and Iran's sense of self

There was an undercurrent of tension in Aurangzeb’s court when news arrived of the arrival of an envoy from Iran. “The news that a Persian mission was coming caused a flutter in the Mughal Court. ...
By T. C. A. Raghavan

India  /  Published 01.07.19

Why two Indian sailors are anchored in Gulf waters for over 20 months

MV Tamim AldarMishra and Lobo’s ship has been anchored 45 km from the port of al Hamriya since November 2017. The ship’s assignment was to carry rocks from Fujairah, an emirate on the east coast o...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi


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