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05-Apr-2019 Tehran

70 killed, hundreds injured in Iran floods

The unprecedented floods across Iran over the past weeks have claimed the lives of at least 70 people, the chief of the Iran Emergency Organization, Pir Hossein Kolivand said on Friday.A total of 791 people have been injured in the floods, Kolivand said....

31-Oct-2018 Tehran

US retreats step-by-step on oil sanctions : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said that the US officials have retreated from their earlier stance to cut down Iran's oil exports to zero."At the beginning, they said they will bring Iran's oil exports to zero; later they said that it is impossible...

09-Jan-2017 Iran

Ayatollah Rafsanjani : A pragmatic cleric and savvy politician

He stood out among Iran's ruling establishment with only wisps of hair on his chin instead of the full beards of his clerical colleagues and revolutionary commanders, but Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was also a pragmatic, savvy politician who sought...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Visit fruitful, says Narendra Modi as he departs from Iran

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday departed from Tehran for New Delhi at the conclusion of his two-day visit to Iran, saying the outcomes "will positively impact" bilateral ties.“I thank the wonderful people of Iran for the warmth,” Modi said on the Twitter...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Time for India, Iran to march together: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the richness of Persian heritage is an integral part of Indian society and the time has come for India and Iran to "regain the past glory" of their traditional historical ties.“Centuries of free exchange of...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Narendra Modi releases rare Persian manuscript in Iran

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released a rare Persian manuscript, 'Kalileh-wa-Dimneh', a translation of tales from the Panchatantra and the Jataka, to highlight the centuries-old close cultural ties between India and Iran.Modi released the manuscript...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

India-Iran ties perfect response to radicalism: Narendra Modi

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed India-Iran relationship as a perfect response to those who preach radicalism.Addressing an international conference, "India-Iran Two Great Civilisations: Retrospect-Prospects", organised by the Indian...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Economic engagement with Afghanistan, Iran our priority: Narendra Modi

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the agenda for economic engagement with Iran and Afghanistan was a priority for his country."The agenda for economic engagement is a clear priority for us. We stand together in unity of our purpose,"...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

India, Iran, Afghanistan sign Chabahar port agreement

India, Iran and Afghanistan on Monday inked an agreement on the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman that will make it a transport and transit hub to boost trade.“A corridor of connectivity. The leaders witness the signing if the Chabahar agreement,” external...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Narendra Modi meets Afghan president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here ahead of the signing of a trilateral agreement for the development of Chabahar port that will provide India and Afghanistan trade connectivity through Iran."Whether in Kabul, Delhi...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

India-Iran 'dosti' as old as history: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described India-Iran friendship as "as old as history" after the two sides signed 12 agreements, including three on development of the Chabahar port in this Persian Gulf nation for enhanced connectivity.“India and Iran...

23-May-2016 Tehran (Iran)

Narendra Modi holds talks with Iranian president

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, on the second day of his two-day visit to Iran, held a "restricted" meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.“Building an enduring partnership. PM @narendramodi and President Rouhani exchange ideas at a restricted...

18-Sep-2014 Tehran

Iran hangs five prisoners sentenced to death

Iranian authorities hanged Thursday in public five prisoners who had been sentenced to death on charges of kidnapping, rape, armed robbery and other crimes, state news agency IRNA reported.Three of the hangings of prisoners convicted of kidnapping, rape and...

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