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Amid global slowdown, India, Bahrain to scale up investment


May 30th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) With the government opening the doors for qualified foreign investors (QFIs) from the Gulf, India Thursday will pitch for accelerated trade and investment with ... Read more...

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‘UAE committed to support Pakistan’s security’


February 28th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 27 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates Monday has reiterated its commitment to help Pakistan's security and stability besides providing political, economic, and educational support to the Pakistanis.UAE's ... Read more...

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Hadi elected as Yemen’s new president


February 25th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Sana`a, Feb 24 (IANS) Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was elected as Yemen's new president with 6.6 million people voting in his favour, said the country's Supreme Committee for Elections and Referendum ... Read more...

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Foreign ministers of Turkey, six Gulf nations meet


January 29th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 29 (IANS/WAM) Foreign ministers of Turkey and six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council -- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman -- ... Read more...

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India pushing Gulf countries for liberal labour laws


January 8th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 8 (IANS) India will enter into bilateral agreements with the Gulf countries to curb exploitation of Indian labour in the region and ensure a decent working environment ... Read more...

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GCC leaders welcome Gulf Union proposal


December 20th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Dec 20 (IANS/WAM) The leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have welcomed a proposal from the Saudi king for a Gulf Union.Saudi king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Pakistan overseas remittances up 18 percent


December 14th, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Money sent home by Pakistanis working abroad rose by 18.33 percent to $5.24 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year, compared with ... Read more...

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India tops again, gets $58 bn remittance in 2011


December 1st, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Maintaining its leading position, India is estimated to get $58 billion remittance from its diaspora in 2011, followed closely by China at $57 billion, ... Read more...

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Toshiba Elevator sets up unit in Middle East


November 29th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 29 (IANS) Toshiba Elevator, a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corporation, Tuesday said it has set up a new firm aimed to expand its operation in the Middle ... Read more...

Posted in World |

L&T; Oman bags orders worth Rs.875 crore


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) Diversified conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T;) Thursday said it had bagged two road construction projects worth Rs.875 crore through its subsidiary in Oman."The orders are for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indian Minister E. Ahamed in Kuwait


October 10th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed has urged Kuwait and other GCC countries to invest in India which he termed as "the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malabar Gold to expand network


September 26th, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) Kerala-based jewelery retail chain Malabar Gold hopes to expand its distribution reach to 100 outlets by 2013, a top company official said here Monday."Now the ... Read more...

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Geojit BNP Paribas in JV with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait


August 8th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 8 (IANS) Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd Monday announced a joint venture with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) and Kuwait-based JZ Associates LLC to serve NRIs ... Read more...

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Symposium on non-tariff trade barriers in Abu Dhabi


April 19th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) A regional symposium on non-tariff trade barriers, hosted by the UAE's foreign trade ministry, in cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Islamic Development ... Read more...

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Saudi envoy calls on PM, reiterates cooperation with India


March 29th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The Secretary General of the National Security Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Bander Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, called on Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India welcomes pro-democracy wave in Middle East, North Africa: PM


March 18th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India Friday welcomed the pro-democracy wave sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that "these are decisions for ... Read more...

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‘Overseas Indians can enroll names in voters list online’


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Feb 20 (ANI): Vayalar Ravi, the Indian Cabinet Minister of Overseas Affairs, has said that the online enrollment process of 'Indian expatriates' in the voters' register is being finalised, but added ... Read more...

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Indo-UAE trade registers growth of 300 pct in last five years: Anand Sharma


February 10th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma today said that bilateral trade between India and UAE has registered an increase over 300 per cent in the last five ... Read more...

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Moods among top three condom brands in UAE


January 6th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) Premium condom brand Moods, manufactured by city-based mini-ratna company HLL Lifecare Ltd, has become one of the top three premium condom brands in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

First session of Gulf Cooperation Council summit ends


December 7th, 2010 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 7 (IANS/WAM) Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) discussed political, economic, security and military issues Monday night in the first session of the 31st GCC Summit being held ... Read more...

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Threat of attack on UAE through missiles is real: Official


December 6th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 6 (IANS) The threat of attack on United Arab Emirates "from long range ballistic missiles is real", a senior military official has said.Speaking at the Middle East Missile and ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi summit turning point for GCC


December 5th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 5 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Cooperation Council's Abu Dhabi summit Dec 6-7 will be a turning point for the six-member bloc, its secretary general says.Leaders of the GCC countries will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gulf security to be focus of GCC summit


December 5th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Dass Abu Dhabi, Dec 5 (IANS) A two-day summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), with which India has strong ties, begins here Monday with a host of issues, including security ... Read more...

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Regional security, development to feature in GCC summit


December 4th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Dec 3 (IANS) Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are set to meet next week in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi, where the bloc was founded about ... Read more...

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Patil assures large Indian Diaspora in UAE of all help


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Abu Dhabi, Nov 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday assured the 1.75 million-strong expatriate Indian community here of all help, and added that the government in ... Read more...

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Patil lauds role of Indian expatriates in development of India, UAE


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Abu Dhabi, Nov. 22 (ANI): Lauding the role of the expatriate community here in India's growth story, President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today asked them to be prepared to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India supports Iran’s peaceful use of n-power: Nirupama Rao


November 21st, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Terming the Persian Gulf region India's "natural partner", Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Sunday reiterated that India supports Iran's right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy and ... Read more...

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Patil to project India as investment-friendly destination on visit to UAE


November 21st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghOn Board Air India One, Nov 21 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Sunday said that she will use her state visits to the United Arab Emirates and Syria ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India needs new Look-West policy: Vice President


November 20th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday called for the adoption of a new Look-West policy aimed at the Gulf and West Asia that can secure the country's economic, ... Read more...

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UAE lifts ban on birds’ imports from Gulf countries


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 1 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has lifted a temporary ban on the imports of birds and their by-products from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India-Gulf trade to cross $130 bn by 2014: Assocham


August 24th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Trade between India and the six- member Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) could exceed $130 billion by 2013-14, according to industry lobby Associated Chambers of Commerce and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

M&M in Gulf JV for armouring vehicles


June 17th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Indicative of the growing strength of Indian private sector companies in the defence manufacturing sector, automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Thursday announced a Gulf joint venture for ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Abu Dhabi to host seminar on nuclear safety


May 26th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi will host a five-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seminar on nuclear safety May 30 to June 3. Critical National Infrastructure Authority (CNIA) will organise the ... Read more...

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GCC countries produce over 22 mn tonnes of municipal waste


May 19th, 2010 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 19 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries produced over 22.2 million tonnes of municipal solid waste in 2009, as rapid industrial growth and expanding population contributing to the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Gulf countries to celebrate world safety day at work


April 25th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, April 25 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will celebrate "World Day for Safety and Health at Work" April 28. Tawfiq bin Ahmad Khoja, director general of the executive board of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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