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Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014 Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014



New Delhi, A total of 28,523 Indian workers died in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from 2014 to 2018, the government said on Wednesday.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said that while the highest number of 12,828 Indian workers died in Saudi Arabia during the period, 7,877 such workers died in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 2,932 in Kuwait, 2,564 in Oman, 1,301 in Qatar and 1,021 in Bahrain.

Extradite Mallya to India, says London court Extradite Mallya to India, says London court

 

London, Beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya must be extradited from the UK to India, where he is accused of committing bank frauds of Rs 9,000 crore, a London court ruled on Monday.

The Westminster Magistrates Court gave the ruling following a prolonged litigation involving Mallya, who fled India in March 2016.

BJP has 'anti-Muslim', 'anti-Pakistan' approach: Imran BJP has 'anti-Muslim', 'anti-Pakistan' approach: Imran


Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has an "anti-Muslim" and "anti-Pakistan" approach and claimed New Delhi rebuffed all his gestures due to the upcoming general elections.

"The ruling party (in India) has an anti-Muslim, anti-Pakistan approach," said Khan in an interview to the Washington Post on Thursday when asked why his gestures to India were dismissed since he took power earlier this year.

Over 280 arrested in Paris protests against fuel price hike Over 280 arrested in Paris protests against fuel price hike


Paris, At least 288 people have been arrested and some 100 others injured as protesters took to the streets of Paris against rising fuel prices, clashing with riot police, authorities said.

A police spokesman told CNN that clashes erupted on Saturday after the protesters from the "gilets jaune" or "yellow vest" movement demonstrated against rising gas prices and taxes on polluting forms of transport.

2 Indians held with narcotics in Nepal 2 Indians held with narcotics in Nepal



Kathmandu, Two Indian nationals have been arrested in Nepal for possessing a large cache of banned drugs, the police said.

Sabir Ali, 19, and Karan Sahani, 55, of Bihar were arrested along with the controlled pharmaceutical drugs on Thursday night from Thankot village in Nepal during a security check of their car with Indian registration, the Himalayan Times reported on Friday

Pakistan hails India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor Pakistan hails India's decision to build Kartarpur corridor


Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday welcomed India's decision to build a corridor from Punjab to Pakistan's Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the final resting place of Guru Nanak.

Calling the Indian cabinet decision a victory for the peace lobby in both countries, Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry said New Delhi's move was an endorsement of Islamabad's proposition on the issue.

 Asylum seekers in Canada from India majority of them are Sikhs- Report Asylum seekers in Canada from India majority of them are Sikhs- Report


Chandigarh, The number of asylum seekers in Canada from India, a majority of them Sikhs, has soared by over 300 per cent in the past two years alone, with the Canadian government agencies acknowledging "renewed support for separatism in the Punjab region".

Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Sikh farmer inducted into Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame


Toronto, A Canadian Sikh farmer, who is the country's biggest cranberry grower, has made history with his induction into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame.

The British Columbia-based Peter Dhillon is the first person of visible minority to join the company of great Canadians who have made their mark in agriculture and agro-food business.

Dhillon is also the current chairman of Ocean Spray - a marketing cooperative of cranberry farmers in the US and Canada. Ocean Spray sells its products in over 90 countries, with annual sales of over $2.5 billion.

Khaleda Zia gets 7-year jail in graft case Khaleda Zia gets 7-year jail in graft case


Dhaka,  Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia was on Monday sentenced to seven-year jail in a corruption case.

The verdict was announced at the temporary court premises set up at the old central prison in the capital, bdnews24.com reported.

 Israel’s Punjabi community seeks Captain Amarinder's help for facilitating religious functions Israel’s Punjabi community seeks Captain Amarinder's help for facilitating religious functions

 

Tel Aviv, A delegation of members of Israel’s Punjabi community on Thursday met Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to seek his help in securing permission from local authorities to hold religious functions, as well as for procuring land for building a Gurdwara.

The Chief Minister assured the delegation that he would ask India’s Ambassador in Israel, Pavan Kapoor, to help them, and advised them to meet the envoy.

Indonesia woman delivers on-board Etihad flight Indonesia woman delivers on-board Etihad flight



Mumbai, An Indonesian woman delivered a baby on-board an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta on Wednesday morning, officials said here.

Following the medical emergency, the flight was diverted to Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and the woman was rushed to the Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri east and is now recuperating with her newborn baby.

India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: US India buying Iran oil, Russian weaponry not helpful: US



Washington, India's plans to continue buying oil from Iran and its purchase of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia is "not helpful" and the US administration "reviews that very carefully", the State Department said, indicating possible action by Washington.

Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans Jewellery thieves in US target Indian Americans

 

Washington, Jewellery thieves are targeting Indian Americans in the US, the police have said, adding that the community is being prayed upon because of the expensive jewellery associated with their customs and culture.

The police said the latest theft happened at a motel owned by an Indian American family in Norwalk city of Connecticut.

World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan World Bank will offer new initiative on Indus Treaty dispute: Pakistan

 

United Nations, The World Bank would soon approach India and Pakistan with a fresh initiative to resolve the Indus Water Treaty dispute, its President Jim Yong Kim has told Islamabad's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to a statement from Pakistan's UN Mission.

It said that Qureshi met Jim at the UN on Monday and complained to him about India's Kishan Ganga and Ratle projects asserting that they were violations of the 1960 treaty.

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