Election fever in Gulf NRIs

Published on Apr 08 2014 // Featured, NRI, Special
Election fever in Gulf NRIs
- Mohammed Saifuddin Gulf NRIs may not appear in the list of priorities of the political parties in India. But many NRIs are actively supporting their favorite party and candidates. Since Lok Sabha elections were declared in India, several NRIs were busy with activities to promote their favorite candidates...

Gulf NRIs and 2014 Lok Sabha elections

Published on Apr 06 2014 // Featured, NRI, Special
Gulf NRIs  and 2014 Lok Sabha elections
- Mohammed Saifuddin Many NRIs in Gulf countries think they are “Not Required Indians” for government authorities and political parties in India. They may not be important as voters but their significance in fund raising and campaigning has compelled the political parties to re-consider their priorities...

‘Anyone but Modi’: Many Indian Muslims fear the worst

Published on Apr 01 2014 // Featured, India
‘Anyone but Modi’: Many Indian Muslims fear the worst
Supporters of Congress Party at an election rally in New Delhi. (AFP)ADAM PLOWRIGHT, ANNIE BANERJI | AFP AYODHYA, India: Some recoil at his name, while others still refuse to acknowledge his popularity. India’s Muslims have watched the rise of election frontrunner Narendra Modi anxiously and are...

GE Gulf gets new president, CEO

Published on Mar 31 2014 // Featured, Gulf
GE Gulf gets new president, CEO
Dalya Al MuthannaJEDDAH – Global conglomerate GE announced Sunday that it has appointed UAE national Dalya Al Muthanna as the new president and CEO for the Gulf. The first emirati to be appointed to the senior leadership position, Al Muthanna will report to Nabil Habayeb, GE’s president and CEO for...

Man who came to KSA seeking a better future returns home in coma

Published on Mar 31 2014 // Featured, NRI, Special
Man who came to KSA seeking a better future returns home in coma
JEDDAH: IRFAN MOHAMMED The body of an Indian expat who had fallen into a coma after being hit by a car within merely two months of arriving in the Kingdom was finally repatriated on Saturday after almost two years since the fatal incident occurred. Thirty-one-year-old Zahid Hussain, from Bihar in India,...

50% of small contracting firms go out of business

Published on Mar 25 2014 // Featured, Gulf
50% of small contracting firms go out of business
RIYADH: ARAB NEWS More than 50 percent of small and medium-sized contracting firms have exited the local market following the end of the legalization period, which ended last November, local media reported. The grace period was the most grueling for contracting companies, which also suffered a shortage...

Iqama stolen? Report within 24 hours and avoid penalty

Published on Mar 24 2014 // Featured, Gulf
Iqama stolen? Report within 24 hours and avoid penalty
JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN & IBRAHIM NAFFEE The Kingdom is witnessing the emergence of a thriving market of stolen iqamas being sold after forgery or the gangs resorting to extortion from the original iqama holder, but the authorities have stepped in with combative measures to nip this illegal activity...

Indians urged to remain united against fascist forces

Published on Mar 24 2014 // Featured, NRI
Indians urged to remain united against fascist forces
VOTE CONCERNS: Representatives of several organizations at a Riyadh gathering to discuss the electoral situation in India.RIYADH: RASHID HASSAN Indian organizations for community welfare in the Kingdom gave a clarion call to their brethren back home to vote for inclusive growth and harmony in the upcoming...

Dr. Camad Ali—Symbol of hope for peace

Published on Mar 23 2014 // Featured, Special, World
Dr. Camad Ali—Symbol of hope for peace
Dr. Camad Ali- By Javid Hassan* Princess Maria Amor Torres, an American philanthropist, has joined expatriates in Saudi Arabia in paying glowing tributes to Dr. Datu Camad Ali, Executive President and founder of SPMUDA, an international NGO from the Philippines, on the occasion of his birthday today...

No more expat-run schools

Published on Mar 20 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
No more expat-run schools
JEDDAH: IRFAN MOHAMMED Authorities are tightening the noose around expat-run foreign schools operating under the auspices of diplomatic missions as these schools are treated differently from private schools. The Ministry of Education is trying to have greater control over these schools by amending the...

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