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Full dress rehearsal for Republic Day Parade on Wednesday, traffic restrictions to be in place        Jaitey calls Congress remarks on EVM hacking "lie and garbage"        China''s economy slumps to 28 year low to 6.6 per cent in 2018        Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro        First Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid        Ross Taylor praises Kohli''s batting prowess ahead of limited-overs series        Halep sent home but Djokovic, Williams headed to the Australian Open quarter-finals        Boo - The World's Cutest dog dies        PM condoles demise of Lingayat seer        CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief        Ankita wins first singles title of 2019 season in Singapore        Kohli is greatest ODI batsman to have played the game: Clarke        Minister says UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted        Mumbai TDS office issued prosecution notices in 50 ''big'' cases in past one month: CBDT        UK police speak to 97-year-old Prince Philip for not wearing seat belt        Trump offers protection to undocumented immigrants in exchange of border wall funding        Cong must be large-hearted for allies, best equipped to lead alliance against BJP: Tejashwi        BJP MLA apologises for objectionable remarks on Mayawati        Mahagathbandhan an alliance of corruption, negativity: PM        Can''t become pawns in the hands of corporate giants: Sitharaman on Rafale        
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International News
Iran still "hopeful" about implementation of gas project with Pakistan: official
 
(Tehran, Jan10, 2019): Iranian energy officials are still hopeful about the implementation of a long-delayed gas project with Pakistan, an Iranian energy official was quoted as saying by Eghtesad online news website on Wednesday. Amir Hossein Zamaninia, Iranian deputy petroleum minister for international affairs, said that the new government in Pakistan has demonstrated political will to broaden economic ties with Iran and is following up on Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline project.

"Pakistan has set up two committees to facilitate the process of gas import from Iran," Zamaninia said. Oil ministers of the two countries are expected to discuss legal issues pertaining to the topic in February, he said. Islamabad says the venture cannot be completed due to the mounting Washington pressures against Tehran and its energy partners. Earlier, Iran''s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh said Pakistan was not cooperating on the construction of a much-delayed pipeline to pump natural gas from Iran. "Pakistan has been falling short and is not cooperating on the construction of the pipeline," Zangeneh said in January 2018.

"It is likely that the United States and Saudi Arabia have been doing some sort of sabotage," the minister said. The gas project, dubbed the "peace pipeline," was initially designed to pass through Pakistan into India, but New Delhi quit the project in 2009. The seven-billion U.S. dollar project was conceived in the 1990s to connect Iran''s giant South Pars gas field to the subcontinent.

Tehran has completed work on its side of the pipeline up to the border of Pakistan and is ready to deliver the gas, but Islamabad has yet to start construction of the line on its territory. In 2016, Pakistan signed a deal with Qatar to buy liquefied natural gas from the Arab state for 15 years, casting further doubt on its intention to complete the Iran-Pakistan pipeline project.


Venezuela military group calls in video for not recognizing Maduro
First Indian-American Senator Kamala Harris announces her 2020 US presidential bid
Boo - The World's Cutest dog dies
UK police speak to 97-year-old Prince Philip for not wearing seat belt
Trump offers protection to undocumented immigrants in exchange of border wall funding
Mexican pipeline explosion kills 71, leaves nightmare of ash
President Trump cancels Speaker Pelosi''s foreign ''excursion'' amid government shutdown
US-led airstrikes kill 20 civilians in eastern Syria: state media
European Council President says discussed next steps on Brexit with May
Talks on possible 2nd Trump-Kim summit set for Washington
May Bashes Corbyn for Refusing to Join Dialogue on Brexit, Says Door Still Open
Death toll from Colombia car bomb climbs to 10
Top Taliban commander among 4 militants killed in Pakistan
UN chief hails 'historic' moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77
Ex Lankan prez Kumaratunga warns Sirisena against any alliance with Rajapaksa
Maduro Vows to Punish National Assembly for Breaking Law
Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits US-backed Kurdish forces, Ankara hits back
Brexit: House of commons prepare for historic vote
China coal mining accident: Death toll rises to 21
Pompeo calls for ending Gulf dispute during Qatar visit
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vaikom Vijayalekshmi ties knot with Anoop
 Vaikom: Playback singer Vaikom Vijayalekshmi has tied knot with Anoop N. at Vaikom Mahadeva temple.  
Mohanlal's Odiyan: Official trailer launched
Mammootty narrates Odiyan's intro?
Sradha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal: First look poster is out.
KERALA NEWS
Mineral sand mining: Talks fail, agitaion to continue
 (Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 17,2019):Conciliatory talks to end the agitation by locals against m
Kerala HC disqualifies Koduvally MLA
Kanakadurga attacked by mother-in-law
Five killes as car and bus collide at Kottarakkara
NATIONAL NEWS
Jaitey calls Congress remarks on EVM hacking "lie and garbage"
 (New Delhi, Jan 21,2019):Union Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday
PM condoles demise of Lingayat seer
CJI recuses from hearing plea challenging Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief
Cong must be large-hearted for allies, best equipped to lead alliance against BJP: Tejashwi
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