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Sushant death case: Brother of Bollywood star’s girlfriend arrested

Sushant death case: Brother of Bollywood star’s girlfriend arrested

INDIA NEWS
After it came to the fore that he was in touch with the drug peddlers arrested in Sushant's case. In another major development in a drug case related to death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday arrested the brother of actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades. According to NCB officials privy to the probe, the drug law enforcement agency has arrested Agisilaos Demetriades. The NCB official alleged that Agisilaos, a South African national, was arrested after it came to the fore that he was in touch with the drug peddlers arrested in Sushant's case. He was produced before a local court and sent to NCB custody. Earlier the NCB has arrested Sushant's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, Sushant's house ...
Bollywood drug probe deepens: Top actors receive summons

Bollywood drug probe deepens: Top actors receive summons

INDIA NEWS, WORLD NEWS
Some of Bollywood's biggest actors are being questioned in a widening drug probe by federal agencies that has sent shockwaves through India's beleaguered film industry and dominated prime time news headlines. Officials from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) have been investigating alleged drug use in Bollywood for the last month in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a popular actor who was found dead at his residence in June. #NarcoticsControlBureau says it has not received any request from #RanveerSingh to join his actor wife #DeepikaPadukone’s interrogation.https://t.co/d8LkajHwMX— City Times (@KTCityTimes) September 25, 2020 The NCB is scheduled to question actress Deepika Padukone, one of the industry's most well-known names, on Saturday, Indian med
Renowned Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies of Covid-19 complication

Renowned Indian singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dies of Covid-19 complication

INDIA NEWS
The music legend was on life support after his condition deteriorated over the last 24 hours. Legendary Indian singer S P Balasubramanyam who had been admitted to a Chennai hospital with Covid 19 symptoms in August has passed away. He was 74 years old. The news of the sudden deterioration of the health of one of India's greatest playback singers was announced on Thursday by the hospital in Chennai where the singer had admitted himself on August 5. Authorities had announced last month that he had been shifted to the ICU and was on life support.  Later his family had assured fans the singer was on the road to recovery. Balasubrahmanyam, who has worked across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam film industries and rendered thousands of ever-green songs, was admitted to the h
Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from India

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from India

GULF NEWS, INDIA NEWS, WORLD NEWS
NEW DELHI: The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has suspended all flights to and from India in wake of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases here. Besides India, air travel to and from Brazil and Argentina has also been suspended by Saudi Arabia. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In an official statement, GACA said: "Saudi Arabia has suspended travel to and from India, Brazil, and Argentina; including any person who has been there 14 days prior to their proposed arrival in Saudi." However, passengers who have official government invitations have been excluded from this suspension. Saudi Arabia and the UAE host a significant Indian migrant population. More on Covid-19 Five days back, Air India Express...
Dh750,000 fine waived as Indian expat in Sharjah is set to fly home after 20 years

Dh750,000 fine waived as Indian expat in Sharjah is set to fly home after 20 years

GULF NEWS, INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS
Sharjah: What’s in a name? Even a letter matters, says Thanavel Mathiazhaagan, an Indian worker in the UAE who is set to return home after being granted a waiver of nearly Dh750,000 in overstay fines. The man from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu claims that he could not avail amnesty opportunities in the UAE in the last 20 years as his identity verification was not cleared from India due to a mismatch in his father’s name in documents back home and that shown in his passport. As it turns out, there was a spelling error in his father's name in the documents in India. Mathiazhaagan, 56, said he himself realised this (the reason for not getting the clearance) only after his latest request for repatriation was taken up by two social workers in the UAE after he sought their help to return
Flight tickets from India cost more as UAE’s Covid-19 situation improves

Flight tickets from India cost more as UAE’s Covid-19 situation improves

GULF NEWS, INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS
Travel agents in UAE are citing better opportunities in the UAE, improving weather conditions, and safer Covid-19 situation as reasons for increase in prices. Air ticket prices from most major destinations in India to the UAE have increased substantially, according to travel agents and air ticket price aggregators. The hike in prices was recently noticed by travellers from India to the UAE, and travel agents are citing better job opportunities, improving weather conditions and a safer Covid-19 situation as some of the primary reasons for this trend. Ticket prices on the Kerala to UAE route are among the highest, given that the highest number of repatriation cases flew to the South Indian state since May this year. According to travel aggregators, a return ticket from Kozhikode Inter...
India, China border tensions ease after deal is struck

India, China border tensions ease after deal is struck

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Throughout the dispute, India and China have issued similar statements calling for restraint and to ease tensions. India and China have agreed to "disengage as soon as possible" after troops engaged in a series of clashes at their disputed Himalayan border, according to a joint statement from the two countries. The nuclear-armed neighbours accused each other this week of firing shots across the flashpoint border - intensifying a months-long standoff that has already claimed at least 20 lives. Tens of thousands of troops from both sides have been deployed to the border, which sits at an altitude of more than 4,000 metres (13,500 feet). (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); After a meeting on Thursday between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his In...
If the UAE and Israel can achieve peace, why not India and Pakistan?

If the UAE and Israel can achieve peace, why not India and Pakistan?

INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS, WORLD NEWS
Co-existence on earth is the rule of humanity. Its opposite is not the extermination of enemies as some imagine, but mutual assured destruction, quite mad as its acronym (MAD) implies. This holds true in multiple spheres of life, as amply illustrated in my book The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi (New Delhi: Penguin Random House, 2015). I try to show how Gandhi, who strove all his life for Hindu-Muslim unity, gradually tempered his ideal to the more realistic and modest goal of Hindu-Muslim amity. Until the horrors of the Partition that accompanied the independence of both India and Pakistan made him appeal to the warring communities to settle, at the least, for co-existence, provided it would be peaceful. Alas, even that wish of the Mahatma, despite the suprem...
IPL 2020 schedule announced; Mumbai Indians to face Chennai Super Kings in opening match

IPL 2020 schedule announced; Mumbai Indians to face Chennai Super Kings in opening match

INDIA NEWS, TAMIL, WORLD NEWS
Twenty-four IPL matches will be held in Dubai, 20 in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns in the opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on September 19, the organisers confirmed on Sunday. Dubai will play host to 24 games, 20 matches will be hosted by Abu Dhabi, while Sharjah will hold 12 games. The dates and venues for the playoff stages will be released later. The participating teams are: Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, and Kolkata Knight Riders. The opening match between the finalists of the 2019 edition will be played in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The IPL 2020 will be played from Septemb...
Indian expat from Sharjah wins Dh10 million in Big Ticket raffle draw

Indian expat from Sharjah wins Dh10 million in Big Ticket raffle draw

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Abu Dhabi: Dubai resident Gurpreet Singh, who hails from India, won Dh10 million in the Big Ticket Abu Dhabi raffle announced on Thursday. His winning ticket 067757 was bought on August 12. Speaking to Gulf News over the phone, Singh could not contain his excitement. A resident of UAE since 30 years, he said he came to the country as a five-year-old child with his parents. “This land has given me everything. And now to win this mega money is unbelievable,” said Singh, who works as an IT engineer for a hospitality firm. Singh lives in Sharjah with his wife and two children. He said news of his win is yet to sink in and he does not have plans as of now on what he will do with the money. “Definitely a large part of it will go towards