Loan defaulters, others who fled UAE: UAE civil court verdicts can be executed in India

The long arm of the law will no longer take a long time to catch loan defaulters and other civil case convicts in the UAE who have fled to India, Gulf News can reveal.India on January 18 issued a gazette notification declaring the UAE as a "reciprocating territory" for the Code of Civil Procedure and identifying the superior courts here, thereby facilitating the execution of UAE civil court orders through Indian courts.Pavan Kapoor, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, confirmed to Gulf News that the notification...

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Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

Iran announced Saturday that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible.The plane was shot down early Wednesday, hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack on two military bases housing US troops in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in an American airstrike in Baghdad. No one was wounded...

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FAA bans US civil flights over Gulf, Iraq, Iran

The US Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was banning US-registered carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran and the Gulf following rocket attacks on US forces in Iraq.“The (FAA) issues Notices to Airmen tonight outlining flight restrictions that prohibit US civil aviation operators from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman," it said in a statement.“The FAA will continue closely monitoring events in the Middle East.”Source...

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Fact Check: Is this the video of US drone strike that killed Iranian general Soleimani?

The killing of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in an American airstrike has heightened tensions in the Middle East, even raising the spectre of another world war. Soleimani was the head of the elite Quds Force and widely considered the second most powerful man after Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei. He was killed last week in Iraq in a US drone attack.And now, a video has gone viral on social media claiming to be of the very drone attack that killed Soleimani. Facebook user Vishan Prakash...

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US-Iran conflict spooks Dalal Street: ₹3 lakh crore gone in a day

Indian stock markets saw the biggest selloff in recent months as US-Iran tensions knocked down global equities. The Sensex fell 788 points to settle at 40,676, wiping out ₹3 lakh crore in market value. The broader Nifty crashed nearly 2% to 11,993 as oil prices continued to spike. The rupee also fell sharply against the US dollar, breaching the 72 mark.Here are 10 things to know about today's selloff on Dalal Street:1) Among the Sensex 30 stocks, just two - Titan andPowerGrid - managed to close...

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India’s tourism industry hit hard by citizenship law protests

About 200,000 domestic and international tourists have cancelled or postponed trips to Taj Mahal in last two weeks.India's tourism industry has been hit by a wave of violent anti-government protests across the country against a new citizenship law, with at least seven countries issuing travel warnings.At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters, and demonstrations against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which critics see as anti-Muslim.The United States, the United...

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Two large cruise liners collide at Mexico Port.

A video of two large cruise liners colliding into each other at a Mexico port has been going viral.Two Carnival Corp (CCL.N) cruise ships collided on Friday in the port of Mexico's Caribbean resort of Cozumel, the luxury cruise operator said, crushing the stern of a 952-foot-long (290-meter) vessel and leaving passengers stunned at the loud impact.One person was lightly injured while evacuating a dining room on the massive ship named Carnival Glory, according to Carnival, the world's largest cruise...

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US Man Who Inspired “Ice Bucket Challenge” Dies At 34

A former US college baseball player who helped inspire the global phenomenon known as the "ice bucket challenge" to tackle a deadly neurodegenerative disease has died at the age of 34, his family said Monday.A one-time college athlete from the Boston area, Pete Frates' struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, was one of the inspirations behind the ice bucket challenge which took social media by storm in 2014.Millions took up the challenge which involved dousing themselves with a bucket...

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Brazil’s Leader Falsely Blames Leonardo DiCaprio for Amazon Fires

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has falsely claimed that the Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed the fires recently set in the Amazon rainforest.It was the latest attempt by the right-wing leader to shift blame for fires that have focused international concern on his government, which has scaled back efforts to fight illegal logging, ranching and mining in the Amazon.In his remarks on Friday, Mr. Bolsonaro appeared to be commenting on strongly disputed social media postings that claimed...

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India-Saudi Haj 2020 agreement signed, entire process to be ‘100 per cent digital’

The Ministry of Minority Affairs has taken effective and successful steps during the last four years to make Haj and other programmes completely digital/online, Naqvi said.The agreement for Haj 2020 between India and Saudi Arabia was signed today, marking a milestone in the relationship between the two countries as India became the first country in the world where Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, will happen entirely through a digital process. The Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar...

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