Thursday , May 25 2017


Modi government gets high approval ratings in India poll

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has achieved a high approval rating, as he approaches three years in office this week, according to a poll. The poll, conducted by the Times of India newspaper, surveyed more than a million readers. Our India correspondent, Rebecca Bundhun, reports

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Opening phase of UAE’s first nuclear plant undergoes testing

The opening phase of the UAE’s first nuclear plant is undergoing rigorous testing before it can start helping the country meet its growing energy need. That’s according to the project’s regulating body, which is in charge of overseeing the safety and security of operations at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. ...

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Former RAKIA CEO gets 15 year jail term in embezzlement case

The former CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) and two other former executives have been sentenced to 15 years in jail over embezzlement charges. Khater Massaad, Gela Mikadze and George Janashia were handed the sentence by the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court. According to the ruling, the ...

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Police focus on whether Manchester bomber acted alone

The UK’s interior minister Amber Rudd says it ‘seems likely’ the Manchester suicide bomber did not act alone. This follows the decision to raise the UK terror threat level to ‘critical’, which means a new attack is considered potentially imminent. Armed forces are being deployed to locations including Westminster and ...

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IPC extends ban on Russia’s Paralympic team

Russia has been warned to clean up the doping scandal in the country or face a total ban from the 2018 Winter Paralympic games. According to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the country will remain suspended from international competitions until it restore the confidence of the “sporting world”. Our correspondent ...

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Entertainment activities in Dubai halted from today

Starting Wednesday, all entertainment activities at public places in Dubai will be halted as worshippers begin to welcome the holy month of Ramadan. According to the Department of Tourism and Commerce, the restrictions apply to hotels, malls and sports clubs in the emirate. They also reminded F&B outlets that only ...

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