Gulf Cooperation Council

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No NEET in Gulf; Centre may fly in aspirants: SC

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.

UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

11 Dec 2018

UAE man calls fiancee 'idiot' on WhatsApp; fined Rs. 4L

Fights, jokes, and name-calling are quite common among couples.

#InnovationAlert: An underwater Rail Network to connect UAE and India?

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.

Ishaan Khatter's 'Beyond the Clouds' to release in 34 territories

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.

International anti-money-laundering body to put Pakistan on grey-list for terror-financing

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.

Qatar okays law to give permanent residency to its expats

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.

Indian immigration to Gulf dips, so do remittances

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.

US may close $100bn defence deal with Saudi Arabia

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.

Sushma Swaraj orders rescue of Hyderabad woman sold in Saudi

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.

Hyderabad woman sold to Saudi Arabian kafeel for Rs. 3lakh

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.

India - Top remittance-receiver with $62.7bn inflows: World Bank report

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.

Syrian crisis: Arab NGOs pledge aid, focus shifts to EU

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.

Saudi Arabia to introduce taxes for citizens

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.

Saudi Arabia raises $17.5 billion through first bond issue

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.