Abu Dhabi’s IHC acquires 50% stake in Turkish clean energy company Kalyon Enerji.

Abu Dhabi-based International Holding Company (IHC) announced the acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Turkish clean energy market leader ‘Kalyon Enerji’ for Dhs1.8bn through its subsidiary, International Energy Holding.Kalyon Enerji is owned by the giant Turkish group Kalyon Holding, which operates in the construction, energy and aviation industries.Syed Basar Shueb, CEO of IHC said, “This constitutes IHC’s second-largest acquisition in the renewable energy sector to date. With this transaction,...

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UAE-India travel: IndiGo announces new direct flights.

Indian carrier IndiGo has announced new direct flights between Mumbai and Ras Al Khaimah, effective September 22. This will make Ras Al Khaimah the carrier’s 100th destination in its 6E network.Sanjay Kumar, chief strategy and revenue officer, IndiGo, said: “We are pleased to announce our entry into the fourth Emirate with Ras Al Khaimah as our 26th international and 100th overall destination. These new flights will cater to the high demand for travel to Ras Al Khaimah, with India being the third...

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India asks Canada to ensure security at Independence Day celebration events.

For the first time ever, the Indian government has called upon Canada to ensure adequate security during Independence Day celebrations at missions in the country but to also prevent the disruption of events organised by the Indo-Canadian community.This was conveyed by India’s high commission in Ottawa to Global Affairs Canada, the country’s foreign ministry, in a diplomatic communique. It came as the community prepares to observe August 15 with public in-person events for the first time since...

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Shelling near Ukraine nuclear plant: India calls for mutual restraint.

India has expressed concerns over shelling near the fuel storage of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Ukraine, as the Russian offensive continues for over five months.The shelling at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, which is under Russia's control since March, came ahead of a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Thursday to address concerns regarding the facility's safety.Both Ukraine and Russia have accused each other of striking the compound on Thursday and last...

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India concerned about Taiwan developments, calls for de-escalation of tension.

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) on Friday said India is worried about the developments in Taiwan, while calling for exercise of restraint.With China intensifying its military drills in the region following a recent visit by US House of Representative Speaker Nancy Pelocy to Taiwan, the MEA said both sides should avoid unilateral actions to change the status quo and ensure de-escalation of tensions. It also spoke about the need to make efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region.In...

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Expat workers in jobs designated for Kuwaitis only cited.

KAB uncovers discrepancies in Kuwaitis employment fileThe Kuwait Audit Bureau (KAB) has warned against manipulating the employment file in state agencies, while at the same time revealing the lack of standard to determine rare and specialized expertise and qualifications to fill jobs in private contracts in government agencies, reports Al-Qabas daily.In its annual report issued today, the Bureau added that it had monitored “suspicions and abuse of position by some senior officials regarding employment...

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Mayorships may be on the way out.

Nearly 62 years after its inception under Law No. 9/1960, the position of “Mayorship” appears to be on the way of being abolished. Soon it will become a thing of the past like many jobs and professions that existed in the past and were later abolished.In this context, informed sources explained that the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, and Acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled asked the legal authorities in the Council of Ministers for an opinion on defining the powers...

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Ukraine says 9 Russian warplanes destroyed in Crimea blasts.

Ukraine said Wednesday that nine Russian warplanes were destroyed in a deadly string of explosions at an air base in Crimea that appeared to be the result of a Ukrainian attack, which would represent a significant escalation in the war.Russia denied any aircraft were damaged in Tuesday's blasts — or that any attack took place. But satellite photos clearly showed at least seven fighter planes at the base had been blown up and others probably damaged.Ukrainian officials stopped short of publicly claiming...

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‘Will burn down venue’: BJP dares Telangana to allow Munawar Faruqui’s Hyd show.

A legislator of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Telangana on Thursday threatened to attack stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui and burn down the stage if the state government permits him to perform in Hyderabad.In a video message circulated on social media, BJP lawmaker from Hyderabad’s Goshamahal constituency T Raja Singh said the comedian had cracked jokes on Hindu gods and should not be allowed.“Let them see what will happen if he is invited to stage a show in Hyderabad. Wherever the programme...

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Ukraine says fresh Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant damaged ‘several radiation sensors’.

Russia and Ukraine accused each other of new shelling near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Thursday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting to address concerns over the facility's security.Both Moscow and Kyiv said there were five rocket strikes near a radioactive material storage area at the plant, Europe's biggest nuclear facility which has been a focus of renewed fighting in recent days.Ukraine's nuclear agency Energoatom said later that there had been fresh Russian shelling near one of the plant's...

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