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UAE and India Sign 35 Billion Rupees Currency Swap Agreement

Abu Dhabi: India and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday signed a currency swap agreement to boost investment and enable direct trade without using dollars or other international currencies. The swap is for 2 billion dirhams or 35 billion Indian ...

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Soon, underwater travel between Mumbai and UAE might be possible

A UAE-based company called National Advisor Bureau Limited has conceptualised a ‘floating underwater network’ that will run between Mumbai and Fujairah in the UAE. The 2,000 km undersea rail network will not only transport passengers, it will also look at ...

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Notice for all Indian non-ECR passport holders looking for jobs in Gulf

All Indians holding non-emigration check required (non-ECR) passports, who are travelling to select countries for overseas employment, will now need to register online at an Indian government portal. According to a notice by the Ministry of External Affairs in India, ...

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Khashoggi murder case: Saudi Arabia prosecutor seeks death penalty for five accused

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in a case that has strained the kingdom’s ties with key Western allies, his office said on ...

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Bihar, Jharkhand and Punjab day organised at Jeddah consulate

Jeddah 2 November 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) The Consulate General of India, Jeddah in association with Saudi Indian Business Network organized Bihar, Jharkhand & Punjab day 2018 as part of Ministry of External Affairs’ State Facilitation Activities abroad in the ...

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Kerala man in Saudi fired for “Derogatory” remarks on Sabarimala row

DUBAI: An Indian man in Saudi Arabia has been fired from his job for allegedly posting “derogatory comments” on women, amid the Sabarimala temple row, a media report said Wednesday. Deepak Pavithram, a Keralite working with Lulu Hypermarket in Riyadh, ...

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Jeddah: Health check up camp organised for members of BCJ

Jeddah 7 October 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) BCJ on Friday October 5, organised a health check-up camp for its members in collaboration with Al-Abeer medical group, wherein members were checked for BP, Sugar, BMI apart from the general body check-up. ...

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Indian Consulate Jeddah organise Khadi products’ exhibition on Gandhi Jayanti

Jeddah 3 October 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) As part of the 150th birth anniversary of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, the Consulate General of India, Jeddah, along with Saudi Indian Business Network (SIBN) organised an exclusive Khadi Products Exhibition ...

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Saudi Arabia opens high-speed rail linking Islam’s holiest cities

Saudi Arabia has launched a high-speed railway connecting Islam’s two holiest cities in a bid to improve traffic congestion for the millions of Muslim pilgrims that visit the country annually. King Salman launched the 450km Haramain High-Speed Rail System linking ...

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Kuwait to stop employment of expats over age 60

Manama: Kuwait is looking at imposing a new cap on hiring foreigners based on their age, as part of a massive official drive to address the demographic imbalance in the country and reform the labour market. Kuwaiti nationals represent only ...

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Survey: Expats ranked Bahrain as best place to live in

Bahrain tops in global survey as the best place for expatriates for the second year running, followed by Taiwan and Ecuador. According to the Expat Insider ranking, as first overall, Bahrain is the stand-out performer, scoring first place among both ...

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Kerala floods: UAE says nothing official yet, no amount of financial aid announced

With his country at the centre of a debate in India over acceptance of Rs 700 crore foreign aid for flood-ravaged Kerala — that debate is now a political slugfest between the Left that runs Kerala and the BJP which ...

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Indian Consulate General to Saudi Arabia thank Kingdom for arrangements of adequate services during Haj 2018

Jeddah 23 August 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) Indian Consulate General to Saudi Arabia issued a press release on Thursday, elaborating on the services provided to the Indian Haj pilgrims for them to complete their cherished pillar of Islam with ease ...

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UAE leaders order formation of emergency committee to provide aid to Kerala

The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has instructed the formation of a national emergency committee to provide relief assistance to people affected by flash floods in the Indian state of Kerala. According to Sheikh Khalifa’s instructions, the committee will ...

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