Indian educationist calls for more efforts to uplift communities

Published on Jul 26 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Indian educationist calls for more efforts to uplift communities
JEDDAH: M. NASIR JAWED Very few people have the vision and the will to reverse the tides of an adverse situation. When India’s radical Hindu leader, L.K. Advani, launched a “rath yatra” (Indian for “rally”) that left much death and destruction in its trail, ultimately leading to the destruction...

India Islamic Culture Centre Invites Dr. Rashid Shaz.

Published on Jul 10 2014 // Featured, Gulf
India Islamic Culture Centre Invites Dr. Rashid Shaz.
‘Problem lies nowhere else but right inside the Muslim mind’ was one of the important messages of renowned Scholar Dr. Rashid Shaz to the audience, when he was addressing a group of expatriates during an Iftaar Party organized by Riyadh Chapter of India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) on the occasion...

Veteran Indian diplomat given a warm farewell

Published on Jul 05 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Veteran Indian diplomat given a warm farewell
FAREWELL: Indian Ambassador Hamid Ali Rao, sixth left, and Nepal Ambassador Udaya Raj Pandey, eight left, pose for photo at a farewell reception hosted in honor of Sibi George, minister and deputy chief of Indian mission, seventh left, in Riyadh recently. (AN photo)RIYADH: GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN Indian Ambassador...

Regulations for 9 p.m. shop closure finalized

Published on Jun 30 2014 // Gulf
Saudi Gazette report RIYADH — A high commission set up to develop the regulations ensuring retailers close at 9 p.m. has completed its task. The commission is represented by a number of government bodies and the new regulations will oblige shops to trade from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The new regulations, however,...

Restrictions on foreigners’ visa extension lifted

Published on Jun 29 2014 // Featured, Gulf
Restrictions on foreigners’ visa extension lifted
Interior Minister Mohammed bin Naif. (SPA)JEDDAH: MD SULAMI Foreigners living in Saudi Arabia will no longer have to worry about their visas. Relatives of expatriate workers who are currently on a visit to the Kingdom can have their family visit visas renewed for the rest of the year upon directives...

AMUOBA conducts health awareness campaign

Published on Jun 28 2014 // Featured, Gulf
AMUOBA conducts health awareness campaign
FELICITATION: Mohammad Badshah, the AMUOBA president, Nasim Akhtar, vice president, Taquiddin Mir, general secretary, presenting the memento to Mubarak Al-Shamrani. (AN photo)RIYADH: RASHID HASSAN The Aligarh Muslim University Alumni Association (AMUOBA) Riyadh chapter organized a seminar on health awareness,...

Expat remittances rise 25% ahead of Ramadan

Published on Jun 28 2014 // Gulf
Expat remittances rise 25% ahead of Ramadan
MONEY MATTER: The expatriates in the Kingdom sending remittances to their home countries.JEDDAH: IBRAHIM NAFFEE Expatriate workers’ remittances transferred to their homes increased by 25 percent as the holy month of Ramadan approaches. Most expatriate workers in the Kingdom are keen to help their families...

Indians honor IICC chief

Published on Jun 28 2014 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Indians honor IICC chief
HONORED: Sirajuddin Qureshi of IICC, 3rd right, with Nadeem Tarin, center, and other guests at the felicitation function in Riyadh on Thursday. (AN photo by Iqbal Hossain)A section of the Indian community felicitated Sirajuddin Qureshi on his re-election as the president of New Delhi-based India Islamic...

Ramadan starts Sunday

Published on Jun 28 2014 // Gulf
Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Sunday will be the first day of Ramadan in the Kingdom, the Supreme Court has announced. “In the event of not sighting the Ramadan crescent on Friday evening, Saturday will be Sha’aban 30, according to the Umm Al-Qura Calander; and Sunday will be the first day of the...

Expat workers ‘needed in KSA for many years’

Published on Jun 28 2014 // Featured, Gulf
Expat workers ‘needed in KSA for many years’
RIYADH: RODOLFO C. ESTIMO JR. Skilled and unskilled expatriate workers would be needed here for many years because of the major development projects that are under way, including the economic cities and metro rail projects. This is according to Shoura Council member Saad Al-Bazei and Mario A. Balboa,...