New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor-starrer "Barfi!", which amassed critical and commercial acclaim in 2012, continues its international journey with an invitation from the Shanghai International Film Festival and an impending release in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Turkey has launched an online visa system that enables tourists from 94 countries, including India, to obtain a visa in just a few minutes, officials said Wednesday. The new system replaces the old 'sticker' and 'stamp-type' visas which were issued at the border gates. "Those who would like to travel to Turkey for tourism or business purposes will not have to go to Turkish embassies or consulates or wait in queues at the airport to obtain a visa," said a statement issued by the Turkish embassy
Tehran, May 22 (IANS) Iranian legislative body has approved eligibility of eight presidential candidates for the June 14 poll in the country, Xinhua reported Tuesday. The candidates, including the country's nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and former foreign minister Ali-Akbar Velayati -- for the presidential election have been approved by Iran's Guardian Council of Constitution, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.
Moscow, May 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's federal government will pay out roughly $5,400 to Russian gold medallists at this summer's University Games in the Russian city of Kazan, according to a decree signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
A Brazilian tourist died Monday and 24 other people were hurt when a hot-air balloon crashed in a beauty spot in central Turkey, officials said.
Ankara, May 20 (IANS) A hot air balloon crashed while flying over a popular tourist destination in Turkey, and collided with another balloon just 300 metres above the ground, killing two people and injuring 23 Monday. The crash occurred around 6 a.m
A mid-air collision between two hot-air balloons carrying tourists in Turkey has left one tourist dead and about two dozen injured. (May 20)
Ankara, May 20 (IANS) Former World Cup winner and Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos has agreed to coach Turkish Super League's Sivasspor club. Sivasspor officials announced that they had offered the coaching job to the Brazilian after former coach Riza Calimbay called it quits, reports Xinhua
Tehran, May 19 (IANS) Two Iranian spies, allegedly working for America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Israel's Mossad were Sunday hanged in Iran, state-run IRIB TV reported. Mohammad Heidari, one of the executed men, had prepared information in a number of security issues and had given them to Mossad in several meetings outside the country, Xinhua cited the report as saying. Heidari received money in return for the information he had given to Mossad, the report said
Port of Spain, May 17 (IANS) Police in Guyana have detained three people in connection with the double-murder of an Indian-origin businessman and his wife in the South American nation.