A gigantic Persian carpet woven in the Iranian city of Nishapur has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's largest handmade rug.
Iran's Press TV reported that the 133-by-48 metre rug weighs 48 tonnes and took 1,200 people 18 months to make.
Iran Carpet Company head Mohammad Reza Abed said the carpet currently adorns a mosque in Abu Dhabi, where it receives some 2,000 visitors a day.
Iran accounts for about 75 percent of the worldwide trade in Persian carpets.
The Shiv Sena on Thursday ended the controversy over its late chief Bal Thackeray's funeral expenses by handing over the billed amount to the municipal authorities concerned, an official said.
The Scotland Yard arrested two more people, including a woman, in connection with the murder of a soldier on a busy London street by two suspected Islamist extremists.
Gujarat CM stressed on the importance of Yoga at the inauguration of university.
The Thane city police arrested a doctor from a hospital on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a patient, the police said on Thursday.
The Left Front on Thursday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to respond to allegations by a senior West Bengal IPS officer about "corrupt practices" when she was the railway minister.
US President Barack Obama has said that Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan will serve as a judge of America's second highest court "with distinction".
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi asked party leaders in Delhi to work unitedly to ensure a fourth successive victory for the party in the polls and sent out a clear message that indiscipline will not be tolerated by him.