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Presidential Election: Iranians Cast Their Votes In Hyderabad

Presidential Election: Iranians Cast Their Votes In Hyderabad

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Polling stations were set up in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Rajahmundry. There are around 1250 Iranian nationals in Hyderabad and more than 2000 in South India Hyderabad: The voting for the 13th Iranian presidential election took place on Friday, June 18. In India, seven polling stations were organized by the Iranian consulate where its citizens have cast their votes. These polling stations were set up in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, and Rajahmundry. There are around 1250 Iranian nationals in Hyderabad and more than 2000 in South India. In Hyderabad, the polling booth was arranged at the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran situated at Banjara Hills. The Iranian citizens based in Hyderabad have cast their votes in the ballot boxes arranged
Covid-19: Global Caseload Tops 177.7 Million

Covid-19: Global Caseload Tops 177.7 Million

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The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33,519,262 and 601,281, respectively. The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 177,753,055 and 3,849,115, respectively. The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33,519,262 and 601,281, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,762,793 cases. The other worst countri...
New Covid variant detected in travellers from UK, Brazil to India

New Covid variant detected in travellers from UK, Brazil to India

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The new variant is likely to cause severe symptoms. A new Covid-19 variant, the B.11.28.2 which is likely to cause severe symptoms, has been detected through genome sequencing of travellers from the UK and Brazil to India by the National Institute of Virology, Pune. The new variant, according to media reports, is likely to cause severe symptoms. Pathogenicity evaluation revealed increased disease severity and the need for screening of vaccine efficacy. "The B.1.1.28.2 variant was found more pathogenic in hamsters producing severe pneumonia in comparison with B.1 lineage variant,” said the study. “The B.1 variant infected hamster sera showed reduced neutralization against B.1.1.28.2.” The study points towards the necessity of genomic surveillance and characterization of the SARS-C
UAE: Indian businessman pays Dh500k to save man on death row

UAE: Indian businessman pays Dh500k to save man on death row

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The 45-year-old had been languishing in jail awaiting capital punishment with all hopes quashed. It is quite literally a second lease of life for Becks Krishnan. The Indian expat, who was on death row in the UAE for causing the death of a young boy in a road accident, can finally see the outside of a jail cell following the intervention of NRI businessman M.A. Yusuff Ali. The 45-year-old had been languishing in jail awaiting capital punishment with all hopes quashed. But he got a second lease of life, thanks to the efforts of Yusuff Ali, chairman of Lulu Group. Krishnan was sentenced to death by the UAE Supreme Court after he was found guilty of causing the death of a young boy. He had rammed his car into a group of kids in September 2012. Ever since, his family and friends have ...
Emirates to resume flights to Phuket; no quarantine for vaccinated travellers

Emirates to resume flights to Phuket; no quarantine for vaccinated travellers

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The Dubai-Phuket route will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration, with First, Business and Economy Class. Dubai's Emirates airline has announced it will resume four weekly services to the resort island of Phuket from July 2, 2021, with the re-opening of the popular destination to international tourists. Furthermore, those who are vaccinated against Covid-19 will enjoy hassle-free travel, with no quarantine on arrival. The Dubai-Phuket route will be operated with a Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration, with First, Business and Economy Class. Emirates flight EK378 will depart Dubai on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3am, arriving at Phuket International Airport at 12.30pm the same day. The return flight, EK379, will depart Phuket...
India-UAE ties strengthened during Covid-19 pandemic: Ambassador Pavan Kapoor

India-UAE ties strengthened during Covid-19 pandemic: Ambassador Pavan Kapoor

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Resumption of flight services expected as soon as situation in India improves. Ties between the UAE and India have strengthened during the pandemic and it is reflected in the continued support both countries are providing each other, said Pavan Kapoor, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, during the Global Investment Forum hosted by Khaleej Times on Wednesday. “There has been a continuous flow of goods between the two countries, despite the restrictions imposed by lockdown. The UAE and India also formed a corridor for food security during the pandemic.” On the disruption of the air bubble between the UAE and India, the ambassador said that the Indian embassy is in talks with the authorities and expects the resumption of flight services as soon as the situation in India improves. “We are wo
Covid-19: Oman to allow Gulf citizens land entry; extend travel ban for India, Pakistan

Covid-19: Oman to allow Gulf citizens land entry; extend travel ban for India, Pakistan

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Oman to allow Gulf citizens land entry as some restrictions ease. Oman said on Wednesday it will allow Omanis and citizens of other Gulf countries to move across its land borders daily for work, while also loosening other pandemic-related restrictions imposed for health reasons, state news agency said on Twitter. Oman also extended a ban on entering the country for travellers from Sudan, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt and the Philippines, Oman TV said. It also said it would not allow entry for people coming from Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam, as well as anyone who has been in any of the banned countries in the prior 14 days, starting on June 5 and until further notice. Mosques with a capacity of less than...
Covid-19: Turkey imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals from India, Pakistan

Covid-19: Turkey imposes 14-day quarantine on arrivals from India, Pakistan

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According to a new travel advisory, people arriving from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa and Nepal will be quarantined for 14 days. In a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19, Turkey has made 14 days of institutional quarantine mandatory for passengers from eight countries, including India and Pakistan. According to a new travel advisory shared by Turkish Airlines on Tuesday, people from eight countries including Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa and Nepal will be quarantined for 14 days at locations determined by the governorships. Passengers who have been to these countries in the last 14 days will also be requested to submit a negative result of the PCR test conducted a maximum of 72 hours before enter...
Couple arrested for duping jeweller of gold worth Dh1.1 million

Couple arrested for duping jeweller of gold worth Dh1.1 million

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The duo confessed to their crime during interrogation and said they had racked up gambling debts. A Delhi-based couple, who led a lavish lifestyle and owned luxury cars, has been arrested by police for duping a jeweller of gold and jewellery worth Rs22 million (approx Dh1.1 million). Rishabh Suri and Tanya lived in a luxury house in Gurgaon. They bought jewellery from a shop in Karol Bagh and won the owner’s confidence by promptly paying for the relatively small purchases. According to Jasmeet Singh, the deputy commissioner of police (central Delhi), they recently bought 4.2 kg of gold from the jeweller and promised to pay the amount within a week. However, they disappeared. The jeweller filed a complaint with the police in March, but no trace of them could be found for the next
Air Canada to resume Dubai flights this week

Air Canada to resume Dubai flights this week

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Canada's national carrier will operate three non-stop weekly services. Air Canada is resuming direct flights between Toronto and Dubai. Flights from Toronto to Dubai resumed on June 1, while Dubai-Toronto flights will begin from June 3. The Canadian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General in Dubai said Canada's national carrier will operate three non-stop weekly services. It will operate flights to Dubai on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays while return flights to Toronto will depart on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Set to operate the Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, the airfare on a one-way Toronto-Dubai flight will start from C$912 (Dh2,780). In February, Air Canada had suspended flights to US and international routes including Dubai, citing a drop in demand for travel. ...