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GoI to extend Visa-on-Arrival facility to UAE nationals

Government of India has decided to extend the Visa-on-Arrival facility to nationals of the United Arab Emirates. This facility, which came into effect yesterday, is aimed at further strengthening people to people and trade links as well as strategic ties between the two countries. Visa-on-Arrival is available to UAE nationals ... Read More »

Light on the Land

Wojciech Kruczynski (Poland): Kallur lighthouse on the Faroe Islands was captured by Kruczynski in this nine-frame shot. “My journey involved an aeroplane, bus, ferry, another bus and then a long walk on foot. I had to walk through a tunnel that is close to one and a half miles long ... Read More »

US markets settle slightly in red on Tuesday

The US markets ended choppy trading session slightly in red on Tuesday as traders seemed reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve’s highly anticipated monetary policy announcement on Wednesday. Traders took a wait-and-see approach even though the Fed is widely expected to cut interest rates by another ... Read More »

Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif

A top Pakistani court today granted bail to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an acute immune disorder which reduced his blood platelet count to dangerous levels. The 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo was rushed to the Services Hospital in Lahore ... Read More »

US urges Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas

The US has urged Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas to the uninhabited island Bhashan Char. In a statement given at the House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee, acting assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asia Alice G Wells urged Bangladesh to postpone any refugee relocation to Bhashan ... Read More »

India signs the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with Pakistan

India has signed the Agreement with Pakistan today on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, International Boundary, Dera Baba Nanak. Representatives from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Home Affairs along with the representatives from Government of Punjab have been ... Read More »

US markets end marginally higher on Wednesday

The US markets eked out modest gains on Wednesday after traders digested the latest batch of earnings news from big-name companies like Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT). Boeing and Caterpillar both reported weaker than expected third quarter earnings, with Caterpillar also cutting its full-year outlook due to weak demand for ... Read More »

“Counterfeit food items pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively.” Secretary (HFW)

“Counterfeit food items, being totally illegal, bypass all mandatory quality checks and pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively” saidSecretary(HFW) Ms. Preeti Sudan at the video-conference (VC)addressing the Principal Secretaries of States and UTs, here today. ... Read More »

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility. The prize will be presented in Oslo on Dec. ... Read More »

Joint Statement of 7th HLTFI meeting held in Abu Dhabi

The seventh meeting of the UAE-India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments (the Task Force) was held on 22nd September 2019 in Abu Dhabi to review and maintain the significant progress made in enhancing bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The meeting was co-chaired by Sheikh Hamed bin ... Read More »

1,300 child abuse cases reported in Pak within 6 months

Islamabad :  Over 1,300 child sexual abuse cases have been reported across Pakistan between January and June this year, a report has revealed. The report compiled by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sahil said that as many as 729 girls and 575 boys suffered sexual abuse of some kind in this ... Read More »

Brazil’s Amazon basin fires keep surging

The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials have said. In the first 48 hours since the ban was issued, satellite data from the National Space Research Institute (INPE) showed 3,859 new outbreaks of fire, of which some 2,000 ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Flying of drone without permission banned in Dhaka

Flying of drones without permission from the authority has been banned in Dhaka. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police said that flying drone or any remote controlled devices without authorisation is a punishable offence as it creates panic among people. It said that people in Dhaka ... Read More »