Bikes Burnt, Shops Vandalised In Ahmedabad In Protest Against “Padmaavat”

A protest against release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat in Gujarat turned violent on Tuesday evening when groups of people vandalised shops at a mall and a cinema hall in Ahmedabad and targeted vehicles parked. Nearly a dozen two-wheelers, many of them belonging to a fast-food chain, were gutted.The fresh round of violence - police had to fire two shots in the air to disperse the mob - comes on a day state governments were ticked off by the Supreme Court for trying to cite law and order problems...

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Maintenance work from 8pm to 8am to effect water supply

Department of Water Operation and Maintenance at the Ministry of Electricity and Water on Friday evening will carry out maintenance work at the Subhan Water Pumping Plant, and the operation will lead to weak supply of water to eight residential areas, reports Al- Rai daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Water Operation and Maintenance Engineer Khalifa Al- Furaij said the affected areas include Khaitan, Farwaniya, Omariya, Yarmouk, Qurtoba, Shuhada, Salaam and Surra. He noted the work will start from...

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Phillippines agency: let trained workers and vacationers return to Kuwait

A group of Philippine employment agencies in Manila has written to the Philippines Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello requesting him to allow them to send trained workers to Kuwait and those who were on vacation abroad, reports Al- Rai daily.In what is seen as a new development, in the letter which was published in the Philippines by a newspaper, the agencies said the administrative decision No. 25 issued by the Philippine government is only concerned with domestic employment.The letter stated the agencies...

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“Will See You In India Soon,” Tweets Justin Trudeau After Meeting PM Modi

DAVOS:  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau thanked PM Modi for the meeting held between the two leaders on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos today, saying that India and Canada share special bonds of history, friendship and trade. Mr Trudeau, who is scheduled to visit India on February 17, also tweeted that he would be seeing his Indian counterpart "very soon". "Canada & India share special bonds of history, friendship and trade. Thank you PM @narendramodi for the meeting...

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Relief for Indian workers as Kuwait announces amnesty

In a relief for thousands of Indian workers forced to illegally extend their stay in Kuwait due to non-payment of salaries, the Kuwaiti government on Tuesday announced that it won't impose any penalty on them.The amnesty has been granted from January 29 to February 22."This comes as a great relief for the Indian workers," said social worker Shaheen Sayyed who had taken up their cause.A worker, Naresh Naidu, who was employed with Kharifi National and had extended his stay to demand his salary dues,...

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Suspect Arrested In Rape And Murder Case Of 7-Year-Old Pak Girl Zainab

A 23-year-old neighbour has been arrested in the brutal rape and murder case of 7-year-old Zainab in Kasur city in Pakistan's Punjab province, days after the heinous crime sparked a national outrage.Police sources confirmed suspect Imran Ali had confessed to his crime before an investigation team.Ali was known to the girl's family and would also frequent her house, police sources said.They said Ali had been taken into custody over two weeks ago but was let go on the victim family's plea that 'he could...

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Magnitude 8.2 Quake Off Alaska Coast Sparks Tsunami Warning

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday, prompting authorities to warn people in the area to move away from the coast in case it causes a tsunami.The quake hit 256 km (157 miles) southeast of Chiniak, Alaska at a depth of 10 km at 0931 GMT, the U.S. Geological Survey said."If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground. Tsunami warnings mean that a tsunami with significant inundation is possible or is already occurring," Anchorage Office...

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Lucknow boy weds Pakistan girl finally, couple thanks Sushma Swaraj

Despite frequent ceasefire violations and heavy exchange of fire with Pakistan forces on the international border and across Line of Control, Union minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj helped a Lucknow boy, living in the bylanes of Old City, tie the knot with his Pakistani fiancee last Friday.The 'nikah' of Naqi Ali Khan (27), an engineer from Agha Mir Deodhi area near City Station and Sabahat Fatima (24) from Karachi, was solemnised by senior Shia cleric and vice-president of the All India...

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Woman, 22, Pulled Out Of Car In Gurgaon, Raped In Front Of Husband

A 22-year-old woman was dragged out of a car and sexually assaulted as her husband and brother-in-law were held at gunpoint in Gurgaon on Sunday night, in the latest rape horror to emerge from Haryana this year. Four persons have been arrested, the police said on Monday.The family was returning from a function in the woman's brother-in-law's car when they stopped near the Business Park Tower in Sector 56. The woman's husband got out of the car to use the toilet.Two cars stopped near them and four...

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India Fifth Most Attractive Market For Investments, Says PwC Survey

India has emerged as the fifth most attractive market for investments and the optimism over global economic growth is at a record level, a survey of CEOs by global consultancy PwC said.The findings come on a day when the rich and powerful are meeting in Davos for the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual summit."The US remains the top spot for global investment, while India moves into the top 5," PwC's 21st CEO Survey said, adding that there is surprising faith and optimism among chief executives in the economic...

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