US reviewing India's development of Chabahar port, says official

Washington: The Trump administration, which is determined to impose fresh set of sanctions on Iran and countries and entities engaged in business with Tehran, is currently reviewing India's development of the strategically important Chabahar port in the Islamic Republic, a senior government official has said. 

The Chabahar port is being considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi. 

Central team to visit Kerala to assess flood damage

New Delhi: An inter-ministerial team, headed by a special secretary of the Home Ministry, will visit Kerala for five days beginning Thursday to assess the damage caused by the recent devastating floods, officials said.

The move came after the Kerala government sent a detailed memorandum seeking Rs 4,700 crore as compensation for the damage occurred due to rains and floods, considered to be worst in a century.

The inter-ministerial team, headed by Special Secretary B R Sharma, will visit Kerala from September 20 to 24, a Home Ministry official said.

Salman Khan changes 'Loveratri' title to 'Loveyatri'

Mumbai: Salman Khan has tweaked the title of his upcoming home production "Loveratri" to avoid controversy. The film is now called "Loveyatri".

"This is not a spelling mistake... #loveyatri #lovetakesover... @SKFilmsOfficial @aaysharma @Warina_Hussain @abhiraj21288 @TSeries" he wrote.

The film's earlier title had upset some groups who had alleged that it distorted the name of a Hindu festival.

The film marks the debut of Salman's brother-in-law Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain and is set against the backdrop of Navaratri festival.

Sharifs' jail sentences suspended in corruption case, to be released

Islamabad: In a major relief to the Sharif family, a top Pakistani court suspended on Wednesday the jail sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case and ordered their release from a high-security prison.

A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court heard the petitions filed by former Sharif, 68, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar challenging their conviction related to the purchase of luxury flats in London.

SC gives 60-day window to file claims for Assam’s NRC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday ordered resumption of filing of claims and objections by around 40 lakh people who were left out in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam.

A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman said the process will commence on September 25 and remain open for 60 days.

Was batting well, wasn't getting runs: Dhawan

Dubai: Runs weren't exactly flowing from his bat before the hundred in the Asia Cup opener against Hong Kong, but Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan claims that he was never out of form. Dhawan scored 127 against Hong Kong on Tuesday night as India won by 26 runs to make a winning start in the tournament. 

Brussels Airlines to stop India flights from January

New Delhi: Brussels Airlines has decided to stop flights between India and Belgium for "economic reasons", one-and-a-half years after launching services from the Belgian capital to Mumbai.

The airline, owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG, would operate its last flight from Mumbai to Brussels on January 7, according to a release. It is operating direct flights between Mumbai and Brussels.

3 killed as tanker, jeep fall into canal after collision

Mandi: Three people were killed and one person was injured when a tanker and a jeep fell into a canal after colliding with each other at Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said Wednesday.

The tanker was on its way to Leh from Ambala whereas the jeep was returning from Punjab towards Balichowki in Mandi, they said.

The driver of the jeep identified as Dile Ram jumped out of the vehicle before it fell into the canal and sustained serious injuries. He was admitted to the Sundernagar Civil Hospital.


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