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Saudi Arabia targets its illegal private clinics


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Sep 3 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has launched a crackdown on illegal private medical practices.Saudi Arabian authorities Sunday announced to have started the crackdown, with the latest closure being of ... Read more...

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Bihar engineer in Saudi custody: Government to SC (Second Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood had been detained by the Saudi Arabian authorities on suspicion of terror links.Additional ... Read more...

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Bihar engineer in Saudi custody: Government to SC (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood was under the detention of the Saudi Arabian authorities.Additional Solicitor General Gourab Banerjee ... Read more...

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26/11 plotter Jundal abandoned family for terrorism


July 8th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Driven by his commitment to jihad, 26/11 plotter Abu Jundal Hamza abandoned not only his family in India but also his Pakistani wife and ... Read more...

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Apex court observations on Haj subsidy (Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 9th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
Key elements of the Supreme Court order Tuesday on removing the Haj subsidy in the next 10 years:* Economics of the pilgrimage - "This court has no claim to speak on ... Read more...

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Apex court observations on Haj subsidy


May 8th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Key elements of the Supreme Court order Tuesday on removing the Haj subsidy in the next 10 years:* Economics of the pilgrimage - "This court has no claim to speak on ... Read more...

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Remove Haj subsidy in 10 years, SC tells government (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said the "goodwill" delegation that the government sends every year during Haj to Saudi Arabia has become some kind of VIP ... Read more...

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44 Nigerian Haj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia


December 2nd, 2011 - 6:42 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Dec 2 (IANS) As many as 44 Nigerian pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia during the annual Haj pilgrimage, the National Haj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Thursday confirmed.National Commissioner in-charge ... Read more...

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‘Take up issue of stranded Keralites in Saudi Arabia’


October 19th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 (IANS) Thousands of Keralites and other Indians are awaiting amnesty from Saudi Arabian authorities to be able to return home, opposition legislator K.V. Abdul Khader told the ... Read more...

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Osama’s son-in-law on Interpol’s wanted list


January 12th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Jan 12 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabian authorities have handed over a fresh list of 47 wanted terrorists, including Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, to international police agency Interpol.Osama's son-in-law ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda wanted to attack Saudi capital


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Dec 3 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda wanted to carry out a terrorist attack in this Saudi Arabia capital, a former leader of the terrorist outfit has said.Muhammad al-Awfi, a Saudi Arabian, ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda bombs too sophisticated to be detected by x-rays, says Brit counter-terrorism expert


November 1st, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A senior British counter-terrorism official has said that the al-Qaida bomb inside a computer printer discovered at East Midlands airport on Friday, was too sophisticated to be detected ... Read more...

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Amnesty urges Saudi authorities not to medically paralyze man in “retribution”


August 21st, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Human rights group, Amnesty International, urged Saudi Arabian authorities on Friday not to medically paralyse a man in "retribution" for similar injuries he allegedly caused during a fight ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia to flog 75-year-old woman for flouting sex segregation rules


December 15th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)/London, Dec.15 (ANI): Saudi Arabia is to flog a 75-year-old woman for breaching sex segregation rules, prompting human rights watchdog Amnesty International to appeal to the royal government in Riyadh ... Read more...

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Swine flu threat: Saudi Arabia may bar young and old from Haj


August 12th, 2009 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 12 (IANS) Saudi Arabia may bar Haj pilgrims below six years and above 65 years due to swine flu fears, a media report said Wednesday. Jeddah was yet to convey its ... Read more...

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8,000 Bangladeshi workers died abroad in past 5 years: Report


May 13th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 13 (IANS) Bangladesh, whose economy depends heavily on remittances from citizens employed abroad, received over 8,000 coffins in the last five years, a report said. Job insecurity, tension at work, ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia indicts 991 suspected militants


October 21st, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Oct.21 (ANI):Saudi Arabian authorities have indicted 991 suspected militants on charges that they participated in terrorist attacks carried out in the kingdom over the last five years. News agency reports quoted ... Read more...

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CBI checks with Saudi Arabia if Dawood’s brother arrested (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 12th, 2008 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday approached Saudi Arabian authorities to check the veracity of reports of the arrest in Jeddah of gangster Dawood Ibrahim's brother ... Read more...

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No confirmation of Dawood brother’s detention: police


August 12th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Mumbai police have not received confirmation whether Anees Ibrahim Kaskar, a prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts and brother of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, is ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia wants India to reduce Haj quota(Lead)


June 12th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India has managed to increase its Haj quota by 4,000 despite a request by Saudi Arabian authorities to reduce the number of pilgrims because of an accommodation ... Read more...

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Ex-Interim Pak PM Soomros pilgrimage cost PIA 28 lakh dlrs


May 10th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, May 10 (ANI): Former Pakistan caretaker prime minister Muhammadmian Soomro flew in a Boeing 777 for pilgrimage to Mecca, rendering a total loss of 28 lakh dollars (more than 14 ... Read more...

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Zamzam water to be distributed among Haj pilgrims


March 15th, 2008 - 12:25 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The government of Saudi Arabia has agreed to allow India to transport holy zamzam water in bulk in the wake of troubles the Haj pilgrims faced in ... Read more...

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