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UAE sends plane to Oman to bring home injured citizens


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the airlifting of seven UAE citizens injured in a traffic accident in Oman for treatment ... Read more...

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Most Indians pessimistic about job market


July 31st, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) Most of the world, including India, was pessimistic about the job market last year with 57 percent of adults saying it was a bad time to ... Read more...

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India out of AFC U-22 Championship


July 4th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 3 (IANS) India failed to qualify for the final round of the under-22 AFC Championship as they were thrashed 0-4 by Oman in their last match of the ... Read more...

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100 percent may not get favourable result: Dika


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, July 2 (IANS) India midfielder Lalrindika Ralte said in Tuesday's do-or-die match against hosts Oman in the AFC U-22 Championship qualifier even giving 100 percent may not yield a ... Read more...

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AFC U-22: India need to be consistent against UAE in qualifiers


June 27th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, June 27 (IANS) The Under-22 Indian football team will have its task cut out when it faces the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in its third match of the AFC ... Read more...

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Zaccheroni to stay with Japan for two more years


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 24 (IANS) Alberto Zaccheroni, head coach of the Japanese football team, has been given a contract extension for two more years, said the country's football association Saturday.Zaccheroni's contract ... Read more...

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Raman writes to Krishna to rescue engineer from pirates


June 16th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, June 16 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has written to External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna seeking his intervention to rescue a man from the state allegedly held hostage ... Read more...

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Indians on board hijacked oil tanker


May 12th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) About 15 crew members, including Indians, are on board an oil tanker that has been hijacked by pirates in the Arabian sea, a media report ... Read more...

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UAE launches major tourism project


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has launched a major eco-tourism project in the emirate of Sharjah.The project will be implemented in Kalba City by the Sharjah Investment and ... Read more...

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Omani man donates blood for 26 years


April 30th, 2012 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, April 30 (IANS/WAM) A 49-year-old man from Oman has been honoured by the ministry of health of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for donating blood for 26 years.Ahmed Bin ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways launches recruitment drive in Oman


April 16th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 16 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched a recruitment drive to hire 400 new employees from Oman by the ... Read more...

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Pakistanis deported from Greece, Oman


April 12th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) A group of 97 Pakistani migrants who were detained in Oman for illegally entering the country were deported Thursday. Another 67 Pakistanis were deported from ... Read more...

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Russia urges West to tone down anti-Syria stance


March 16th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Allegations by Western nations that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad regime was illegitimate are "unacceptable", a Russian minister said Friday.Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said the ... Read more...

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Dawoodi Bohras celebrate Syedna’s birthday


March 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Lakhs of Dawoodi Bohras from India and around the world congregated in Surat Tuesday to mark the 101st birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader, Syedna Mohammed ... Read more...

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Women’s World Kabaddi championship kicks off in Patna


March 1st, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 1 (IANS) Sixteen countries are participating in the inaugural Women's World Kabaddi championship that began in the Bihar capital here Thursday.The tournament was inaugurated by chief minister Nitish ... Read more...

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Climax and Mahesh retired early, says Baichung


February 25th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia believes that his ex-team mates Climax Lawrence and Mahesh Gawli announced their retirement from international football early and could ... Read more...

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Defensive lapses cost us the game: Medeira


February 24th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) India's football coach Savio Medeira blamed lapses in defence for the 1-5 trouncing in the Oman friendly in Muscat Thursday.The Indian squad reached Dubai Friday for ... Read more...

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India lose to Oman 1-5 in football


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, Feb 23 (IANS) India went down 1-5 to higher-ranked Oman in a football friendly at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex Stadium here Thursday.Joaquim Abranches scored the solitary goal for ... Read more...

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UAE-Brazilian firms sign deals worth $65 mn


February 21st, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 20 (IANS/WAM) Middle East and Brazilian companies have signed deals worth worth $65.3 million during the just-concluded Brazilian Trade Mission to the Middle East 2012, it was announced ... Read more...

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Half million Bangladeshis employed overseas in 2011


February 20th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 20 (IANS) Over half a million Bangladeshis found overseas jobs in 2011 as the remittance-reliant country witnessed a boom in overseas employment after two dull years following the ... Read more...

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Oman woos ‘evolved’ Indian tourists


February 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Oman's roadshow reached here Wednesday, promoting the Gulf country as a high-end tourism destination with a rich culture and stunning landscape for "mature and evolved" ... Read more...

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Indian football team to play Oman, Azerbaijan


February 3rd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian football team will play two international friendlies in Oman and Azerbaijan later this month in the runup to the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu.India ... 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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Iran sanction won’t create oil shortage: Sri Lanka


January 18th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka Wednesday said it will not face oil shortage due to the US sanctions on Iran's fuel imports.Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayantha told reporters that the ... Read more...

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Dubai to host 5th Gulf film fest


January 5th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 4 (IANS/WAM) Dubai will host the 5th edition of the Gulf Film Festival April 10-16.Films from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Iraq will ... 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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UAE’s mineral water export up 38 percent


December 11th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 10 (IANS/WAM) UAE's mineral water export rose by 38 percent to about 107 million dhirams (about $13 million) in 2010 compared to the figure in the previous ... Read more...

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Pakistan to open 30 new passport offices abroad


December 9th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan will open 30 new passport offices in 21 countries to help overseas Pakistanis, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.Malik said Thursday that three months time has ... Read more...

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FIFA annuls decision to exclude Myanmar from 2018 World Cup qualifying


November 7th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by BNO News
ZURICH (BNO NEWS) -- The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Monday announced it will allow Myanmar to take part in the preliminary competition for the 2018 World Cup, despite an ... Read more...

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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...

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Police rescue locked up NRI woman


October 16th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Oct 16 (IANS) An Indian woman who came from Oman and married her lover was rescued Sunday from a house in Ghaziabad city where her in-laws locked her up ... Read more...

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Over 4,300 human traffickers held in Pakistan: Malik


October 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Over 4,300 human traffickers have been arrested in Pakistan in the past three years, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.These criminals were apprehended by the Federal ... Read more...

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21 Arab films at Baghdad fest


September 21st, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS/WAM) Twenty-one films from the Gulf countries will be screened at the 3rd Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) Oct 3-6, it was announced Wednesday.The UAE, Bahrain, Oman, ... Read more...

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Focus on countries like India to increase exports: Gilani


September 11th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the authorities must focus on regional countries, including India and China, to increase exports.Gilani Saturday directed the ... Read more...

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Global yogurt chain to foray into India


August 21st, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) South Korea-headquartered yogurt chain Yogurberry Sunday said it would set up shop in India within three months and expand to 100 stores in the next ... Read more...

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