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First flight carrying 410 Hajis from India reaches Madina, Ambassador Ahmed Javed welcomes pilgrims

Jeddah 14 July 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) First flight from India carrying 410 Haj pilgrims today reached Madina International Airport where the pilgrims were welcomed by Indian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ahmed Javed at the airport on Saturday 14 July. ...

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Indian Ambassador meets Saudi Minister of Haj; reports their preparedness to welcome Hajis

Jeddah 12 July 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India, met the Minister of Haj and Umrah, H.E. Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten, in Jeddah to discuss the arrangements for Haj 2018.  Mr. Md. Noor Rahman Sheikh, ...

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4 killed in Saudi Arabia checkpoint shootout: Saudi interior ministry

Riyadh: A drive-by shooting against a checkpoint in central Saudi Arabia and an ensuing gunfight Sunday left a security officer, a Bangladeshi civilian and two attackers dead, the kingdom’s interior ministry said. “A security checkpoint on the Buraydah-Tarfiyah road in ...

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UAE sends 824 tonnes of aid to Somalia

Jubaland: The Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has distributed 824 tonnes of food items to 6,000 families-around 30,000 people-in the drought-stricken area of Jubaland in Somalia. A spokesperson from the organisation said that the humanitarian assistance aims to alleviate ...

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Saudi King, Crown Prince congratulate President Erdogan on re-election

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of his re-election. “On this occasion, the king praised the brotherly relations between the two countries and the ...

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Consulate General of India Jeddah celebrates 4th International day of Yoga

The Consulate General of India, Jeddah organised the 4th International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2018 at International Indian School, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Yoga enthusiasts including Diplomats of other countries, Saudi friends, Indian Community members, School children, ...

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Gold bizman Atlas Ramachandran released from Dubai jail, three years after his arrest

Three years after Indian businessman and founder of Atlas Group, MM Ramachandran was jailed in Dubai, he has reportedly been released from prison. Khaleej Times reported quoting officials that Ramachandran, who was jailed in Dubai for financial fraud, was released on ...

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Al Qaeda criticises Saudi Arabia crown prince for modernisation reforms, calls them ‘sinful’

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has objected to the reforms initiated in Saudi Arabia by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In a bulletin released on Friday, the outfit referred to the reopening of movie theatres, circus shows and a ...

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3 Indians among 11 killed by Cyclone Mekunu in Oman

DUBAI:  Three Indians were among 11 people killed by cyclone Mekunu that has battered southern Oman and the Yemeni island of Socotra, authorities and reports have said. Cyclone Mekunu hit Oman’s Dhofar and Al-Wusta provinces on Friday after intensifying from a category ...

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United Arab Emirates launches 10-year residency visa programme for ‘exceptional talents’

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) would issue long-term residency visas for up to 10 years to international investors and “exceptional talents” including professionals and students, the Cabinet has announced. The Cabinet, chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ...

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New Ramadan timings for Dubai Metro kick off today

Dubai: Public transportation services in Dubai, including buses, trains and water taxis, are following a new schedule starting today, the first day of Ramadan. For the duration of the holy month, Dubai Metro commuters using the Red Line and Green Line ...

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UAE President orders release of 935 prisoners ahead of Ramadan

His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE has ordered the release of 935 prisoners who have been sentenced in various cases ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. The release of prisoners comes within the ...

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Man wins Dh17 million with lottery ticket he got for free

It was plain luck for this Iowa man who won $4.38 million (Dh16.8 million) lottery jackpot with a ticket he got for free as part of a promotion. Chuck Anderson of Davenport said he did not buy the winning ticket ...

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INS Tarangini of Indian Navy on seven months’ voyage arrives at Jeddah Islamic Port

Jeddah 07 May 2018: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) INS Tarangini, a Sail Training Ship of the Indian Navy, departed Kochi for Lokayan on April 10, on a seven month long voyage to Europe with the theme of ‘Sailing through different Oceans ...

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