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Church head to lead Holy Week services
Indian Orthodox Church’s supreme head Baselius Marthoma Paulose II is leading the Holy Week services at St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral in Dubai. The Holy Week began with Palm Sunday celebrations led by the chief metropolitan.
Indian expats divided over option of voting online
With the Indian parliamentary elections well under way and with them recording good voter turnouts, will non-resident Indians (NRIs) too be able to vote this season?
Pakistan Day Awards on April 11
The Pakistan Day Awards ceremony has been rescheduled and now will be held on April 11 on the Pakistan Association Dubai premises.
Chance to vote in Indian elections cheers expats in UAE
K.V. Shamsudheen, a social worker who has vigorously campaigned for online voting rights for the Indian expats, said the court’s directive raised hopes that it could become a reality at least by the next elections.
Fujairah population up by 5.5 per cent
The population of Fujairah went up by 5.5 per cent in 2013 as compared to 2012, according to the Fujairah Statistics Centre. The statistical yearbook recently issued by the centre reveals that the population of the emirate stood at 192,190 last year as compared with 182,023 the preceding year.
NRI voting rights: Indian govt to announce stand today
Dubai resident had filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court, calling the existing provision discriminatory and violation of fundamental rights.
Church gets new premises, thanks to Sultan’s bounty
The Anglican church’s new premises were inaugurated by Reverend Michael Lewis, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.
UAE support to Palestinian refugees hailed
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl, has welcomed the announcement, earlier this week, of a $15-million contribution from the UAE to support the agency’s emergency programmes in Syria.
UAE respects Egyptians’ choices
Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State, has reiterated the UAE’s respect to and support for the choices, aspirations and ambitions of Egyptians.
India hikes subsidy for overseas pension plan
An estimated 600,000 blue-collar Indian workers in the Emigration Clearance Required category are expected to benefit from the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) pension and insurance scheme.
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