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Abbas hails Qatar's opposition to US Jerusalem decision

Doha, Dec 18 (IANS) Visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised on Sunday Qatar's rejection to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Abbas made the remarks at his meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, during which the Qatari leader stressed his country's firm stance of supporting the Palestinian cause and rights. ...

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Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindutva activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the p...

2 days ago
Christians attacked in MP over alleged conversion, 30 detained

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Right-wing Hindu activists attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze, accusing them of religious conversion. The police detained over 30 members of the Catholic choir group, including priests. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the poli...

2 days ago
Hindu group attacks Christmas carol singers in MP

Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 (IANS) Alleging religious conversion, a mob linked to a right-wing Hindu group attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district and also set a priest's car ablaze. The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the police detained the Christian singers, a priest said. Father Rene Verghese...

11 days ago
Qatar rejects Trump's Jerusalem stand

Doha, Dec 6 (IANS) Qatar's Emir has said his country will reject the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the remarks at a meeting with Palestine's envoy in Doha on Tuesday who delivered a message from Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, Xinhua news agency reported. Qatar has totally rejected any measure calling for the ...

12 days ago
Qatar rift to surface during Gulf leaders' meet in Kuwait

Kuwait, Dec 5 (IANS) The 38th annual summit of the Gulf Arab heads of state will convene here on Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said, despite an ongoing dispute between some members of the group. A rift between the Gulf Cooperation Council members Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), on one side, and Qatar on the other has put this year's annual meeting in doubt, A...

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Ex-AIFF president Dasmunsi remembered by Mohun Bagan

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) Former footballers and administrators on Tuesday recalled the contribution of late All India Football Federation president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi and called for starting a tournament and naming prizes after him. At a condolence meeting for Dasmunsi organised by the Mohun Bagan club here, soccer star of yesteryears Chuni Goswami recalled the exposure the country's fo...

22 days ago
'Padmavati' controversy: Fair is foul and foul is fair

Padmavati, in a sense, is a neighbourhood story. My village, Mustafabad, happens to be in Rae Bareli, which embraces numerous Chishtiya Sufi shrines or places where the saints spent some time, including Khwaja Ashraf Jehangir Semnani, the saint Malik Mohammad Jaisi, the author of Padmavat, was devoted to. Jaisi would faint at the controversy surrounding his masterpiece. From nearby Salon...

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Arab quartet adds 13 entities, individuals to terror list

Riyadh, Nov 23 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday added two entities and 11 individuals to their terror lists. The two organisations comprise the International Islamic Council, known as Massaa, and the World Union of Muslim Scholars, reports Xinhua news agency. The added entities are terror organisations working for promoting terror...

26 days ago
Qatar to simplify residency procedures of expat workers

Doha, Nov 21 (IANS) Qatar has made the residency procedures easier for expatriate workers by allowing them to complete the procedures at their home countries, a media report said. A new agreement had been signed between the Qatari Interior Ministry and a Singapore-based company for completing all of the Qatari residence procedures of expatriate workers in their home countries, Xinhua new...

27 days ago
Qatar says dialogue is only way to resolve Gulf dispute

Doha, Nov 20 (IANS) Qatar believes that the only way to resolve the Gulf crisis is through open dialogue, Qatar TV quoted Qatari Deputy Prime Minister as saying on Sunday night. Khalid bin Mohammed al Attiyah, also Minister of State for Defence Affairs, said during an interview on Qatar TV talk show Al Haqiqa, The Truth, that the ongoing dispute between the gulf countries has a historic ...

27 days ago
AIFF chief Praful Patel leads condolence messages for Dasmunsi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Praful Patel led the football fraternity in condoling the demise of his predecessor and veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who passed away at the Apollo Hospital here on Monday. Describing Dasmunsi's demise as a massive loss for Indian Football, Patel said: It is very sad to hear that Dasmunshi is no more...

29 days ago
Amidst US shadow, nearly 200 nations pledge climate action

Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. A set of decisions to accelerate actions to minimise emissions ahead of 2020 included allocation of finance by the developed world and adopting ...

29 days ago
Nearly 200 nations pledge to review plans to limit emissions

Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Stepping up climate risk insurance, Germany pledged additional $125 million to support provision of insurance to 400 more million poor and vulne...

1 month ago
Climate finance row persists for developing nations

Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of climate finance from the developed to the developing world. How much money will rich nations give to poor nations under the Paris Climate Agreement is a big question. The more important is time. When, ...

1 month ago
Bonn climate talks: Row persists over finances for developing nations

Bonn, Nov 17 (IANS) With the two-week-long UN Climate Change negotiations meandering through its scheduled closing day here on Friday, climate experts are still quarreling over the flow of money from the developed to the developing world for smooth transition to clean energy. How much money will rich nations give to poor nations under the Paris Climate Agreement is a big question. The mo...

1 month ago
Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffers bird hit, returns to Chennai

Chennai, Nov 16 (IANS) A Doha-bound IndiGo flight suffered a bird hit on Thursday morning just after take-off and had to return to Chennai airport, officials said. All 134 passengers onboard were unhurt. The flight landed back within 30 minutes after taking off from Anna International Airport in Chennai at 1.47 a.m. The plane returned at 2.20 a.m. IndiGo Flight 6E-1707 from Chenn...

1 month ago
Major victory for India at Bonn climate talks

Bonn, Nov 15 (IANS) In a major victory for India and other developing countries on pre-2020 climate actions that the developed world on Wednesday agreed to discuss the issue at the next two climate conferences in subsequent two years. As part of the agreement that was reached at the UN Climate Change conference here, Fiji, which is presiding over the conference named COP23, has also been...

1 month ago
Bonn climate talks: Resurrection of trust deficit

Contrary to popular belief, the Kyoto Protocol is not dead. The 2012 Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol extends its life as it includes the second commitment period (2012-2020) for 37 industrialised countries which took similar legally-binding commitments during the first commitment period (2008-2012). The legally binding obligations of the 37 industrialised countries under the...

1 month ago
Qatar, Morocco vow to boost cooperation amid blockade

Rabat, Nov 13 (IANS) Morocco and Qatar vowed to enhance bilateral cooperation, while hailing the excellent relations between the two countries. The two sides made the pledge on Sunday during a meeting between visiting Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, Xinhua reported citing MAP news agency. After a broad meeting that included top o...

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