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Abu Dhabi adds Hindi as third language in courts

Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) has added Hindi as the third official language to be spoken in the city’s courts, alongside Arabic and English. According to the ADJD, this step was aimed at helping foreigners to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier, in addition to facilitating registration

Can Priyanka match Modi’s oratory? Scales more evenly balanced

s Priyanka Vadra the brahmastra (the ultimate weapon) of Rahul Gandhi directed only at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or is one of the Congress president’s targets also the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) combine in Uttar Pradesh? While the BJP is obviously the Congress’s main adversary, politics in India can rarely be depicted

Gang wars looming large over India’s Gurugram

Gurugram: The murder of history-sheeter Jaydev alias JD has put the police in Gurugram in northern India on high alert, apprehending a resurgence of gang wars in the city neighbouring the national capital. CCTV footage surfaced on Sunday in which three bikers, their faces covered with helmets and pullover caps, are seen firing indiscriminately. JD died around

Modi to inaugurate Indian diaspora conclave in Varanasi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, in Varanasi on Tuesday in which at least 5,000 delegates from the overseas candidate community are expected to participate. “In reverence to the sentiments of the larger diaspora to participate in Kumbh Mela and Republic Day celebrations, the

Indian expat groups in UAE miss deadline for new immigration proposals

Abu Dhabi: Many Indian expatriate groups in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have missed the deadline to suggest changes to New Delhi’s new draft Immigration Act which is slated to end on Sunday, the media reported. The new draft bill will replace the Immigration Act of 1983. The Indian government had invited public feedback for the

Mukesh Ambani calls for movement against ‘data colonisation’

Gandhinagar: Invoking Mahatma Gandhi’s movement against colonisation, Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lead a fight against “data colonisation”, saying that Indian data must be “owned and controlled” by Indians. “I pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation, in the year of his

Indian gets 13 years jail for sex with minor in Singapore

Singapore: A 31-year-old Indian man was sentenced to 13 years in jail and 12 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual assault of a minor and two charges of attempted statutory rape, the media reported. Udhayakumar Dhakshinamoorthy, a minimart worker courted a 12-year-old girl with gifts and called her his