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'Urge PM Modi to stop flights from countries hit by new COVID variant': Arvind Kejriwal | RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav admitted to Delhi's AIIMS with complaints of fever | 77 fresh COVID cases in Karnataka medical college, facility shut | WHO classifies new COVID strain as 'variant of concern', names it 'Omicron' | Muslims offering namaz in Gurgaon interrupted again, faces 'Jai Shri Ram' chants

World View: The Real Iranian Elections

Forget about the Iranian presidential elections on 18 June. Actually don’t completely dismiss them. They do have some importance. The key one being how many actually turn out to vote. If the figure is low—as expected—then the regime knows that it is in trouble.

Nepal foreign minister dials Jaishankar, raises the issue of vaccine supply delay

Kathmandu/New Delhi/IBNS: Nepal has raised the delay in the supply of Covid-19 vaccine jabs with India, said media reports.

India’s global strategy is in tatters: Rahul attacks Modi govt after Iran drops India from Chabahar project

New Delhi/UNI: In an yet another attack on the Narendra Modi government over reports of Iran dropping India from the Chabahar Rail project, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said India’s global strategy is in tatters and it is losing power and respect everywhere.

Indian Navy repatriates 687 stranded Nationals from Iran

Thoothukudi/UNI: Indian Navy repatriated 687 Indian Nationals to VOC Port here after they have been stranded in Iran owing to Coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Iran issues arrest warrant against US Prez Donald Trump, seeks Interpol assistance

Tehran/IBNS: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and sought the help of Interpol to detain US President Donald Trump and dozens of others on the charges of killing Gen Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in January last, an AP report said.

India reaches out to Pakistan to counter locust invasion

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the impact of Coronavirus on various sectors, the south and southwest Asia are staring at a locust invasion which is potent to bring an adverse effect in agriculture.

Last batch of 310 pilgrims stranded in Iran reach Leh 

Leh/UNI: The last batch of 310 pilgrims, who were stranded in Iran amid lockdown to curtail spread of COVID-19, arrived in Leh in a special flight on Sunday.

SpiceJet operates special flight for 136 Indians evacuated from Iran

Gurugram/IBNS: Aviation major SpiceJet operated a special flight from Delhi to Jodhpur on Sunday for 136 Indian nationals evacuated from COVID-19 hit Iran who have been taken to a Government quarantine facility in the city.

COVID-19: 484 Indians evacuated from Iran test negative

Jaisalmer/UNI: A total of 484 Indians, brought back from coronavirus-hit Iran, have tested negative for the disease, Army sources sad here on Monday.

MEA strengthening COVID-19 control room

New Delhi/UNI: As India intensified efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, Ministry of External Affairs(MEA) on Thursday announced further strengthening of its 24x7 control rooms to ensure smooth coordination and redressal of specific queries from the people.

Realised that Indian govt is second father to my daughter: Father of Indian student evacuated from Italy

Mumbai/IBNS: The Indian government is drawing a lot of praise for its prompt response to the SOS calls of Indians stranded in foreign countries amid coronavirus outbreak.

276 Indians infected with Coronavirus abroad, most in Iran: Government

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Wednesday informed that 276 Indians have been infected with the deadly Novel Coronavirus abroad with most of them staying in Iran followed by UAE and Italy, media reports said.

Coronavirus-hit Iran seeks India's help in fighting the outbreak

New Delhi/IBNS: Days after Iran threatened to isolate India in the Islamic world over the violence in Delhi, the country's President Hassan Rouhani wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking help to fight coronavirus epidemic which has so far infected 12,729 people and killed 611 people in Iran.

Coronavirus: 236 Indian nationals evacuated from Iran quarantined at Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer/UNI: As many as 236 Indian nationals, who were evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran, reached Indian Army Quarantine facility established at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan on Sunday.

Government focusing on repatriating Indian nationals from COVID-19 stricken Italy, Iran: S Jaishankar

New Delhi/IBNS: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday said the government is focussing on bringing back Indians stranded in coronavirus-stricken  Italy and Iran after screening them for the infection.