Gulf Cooperation Council
16 Jan 2021
At 18 million, India has largest diaspora in the world
The Indian diaspora, one of the most vibrant and dynamic, is the largest in the world, with 18 million people from the country living outside their homeland in 2020, the UN has said.
24 Aug 2020
No NEET in Gulf; Centre may fly in aspirants: SC
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to direct the Centre to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) at examination centers in the Middle East or online.
11 Dec 2018
UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L
Fights, jokes, and name-calling are quite common among couples.
02 Dec 2018
#InnovationAlert: An underwater Rail Network to connect UAE and India?
United Arab Emirates, a land of innovations, is mulling an underwater rail network to connect the nation with India.
30 Mar 2018
Ishaan Khatter's 'Beyond the Clouds' to release in 34 territories
Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan's debut film 'Beyond The Clouds' will be released in as many as 34 territories by Zee Studios International, the overseas distribution arm of Zee Studios.
23 Feb 2018
International anti-money-laundering body to put Pakistan on grey-list for terror-financing
The global anti-money laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), is reportedly going to put Pakistan back on its grey list of nations that fail to prevent terror-financing and money laundering.
04 Aug 2017
Qatar okays law to give permanent residency to its expats
To counter boycott from the Saudi-led alliance, Qatar has now okayed a draft law that grants permanent residency cards to certain foreigners.
24 Jul 2017
Indian immigration to Gulf dips, so do remittances
The number of Indian workers immigrating to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has declined to 507,296 in 2016 from 775,845 in 2014.
13 May 2017
US may close $100bn defence deal with Saudi Arabia
A senior White House official said the US is close to sealing a series of arms deals with its ally Saudi Arabia worth a total of $100 billion.
25 Apr 2017
Sushma Swaraj orders rescue of Hyderabad woman sold in Saudi
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has asked for a report from the Indian embassy in Riyadh over a Hyderabad woman who was allegedly sold for Rs. 3L to a Saudi Arabian citizen.
24 Apr 2017
Hyderabad woman sold to Saudi Arabian kafeel for Rs. 3lakh
39-year-old Salma Begum of Hyderabad was allegedly cheated by two agents and sold off to a Saudi Arabian kafeel (sponsor) for Rs. 3 lakh.
23 Apr 2017
India - Top remittance-receiver with $62.7bn inflows: World Bank report
India retained the top spot among remittance-receiving countries despite a significant 8.9% drop in remittances in 2016.
04 Apr 2017
Syrian crisis: Arab NGOs pledge aid, focus shifts to EU
At a United Nations initiated conference in Doha, 25 Arab NGOs pledged $262 million in humanitarian funding for Syria.
31 Jan 2017
Saudi Arabia to introduce taxes for citizens
Reeling from the fallout of the massive fiscal deficit in the kingdom last year, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approved the unified agreement on Value Added Tax and selective taxes in the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
21 Oct 2016
Saudi Arabia raises $17.5 billion through first bond issue
Saudi Arabia raised a massive $17.5 billion in one of the largest bond sales clocked for an emerging country.