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Indian expats in Oman down to less than half million

Indian expats in Oman down to less than half million

Muscat, Oct 29 (IANS) The number of Indian expats in Oman has plunged to 499,431, due to the governments 'Omanisation' process and the coronavirus pandemic that led to the departure of a large number of Indians, the media reported.According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information, the ...

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B'desh educational institutions to remain shut until Nov 14

B'desh educational institutions to remain shut until Nov 14

Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has extended the closure of educational institutions to November 14 amid the coronavirus pandemic, Education Minister Dipu Moni said in a virtual media briefing on Thursday."We were forced to close educational institutions in March after taking into con...

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8 killed in Afghan prison riot

8 killed in Afghan prison riot

Kabul, Oct 29 (IANS) At least eight inmates were killed and 12 others injured during a prison riot in Afghanistan's Herat province, officials said on Thursday.The riot took place at Block 5 of the Herat Prison on Wednesday evening after police began clearing some partitions created by the inmates, T...

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New curbs in 11 coronavirus-hit Pak cities

New curbs in 11 coronavirus-hit Pak cities

Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistan's National Command and Opera­tion Centre (NCOC) on Covid-19 has announced new curbs on commercial and social activities in 11 of the worst-hit cities.The affected cities are Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Multan, Hyderabad, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Pes...

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PPP demands President Arif Alvi's resignation

PPP demands President Arif Alvi's resignation

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has charged President Arif Alvi of allegedly violating the country's Constitution and asked him to voluntarily step down in wake of the judgment by the Supreme Court in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case."I was expecting that afte...

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PPP demands President Arif Alvi's resignation

PPP demands President Arif Alvi's resignation

Islamabad [Pakistan], October 29 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has charged President Arif Alvi of allegedly violating the country's Constitution and asked him to voluntarily step down in wake of the judgment by the Supreme Court in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case."I was expecting that afte...

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Amid soaring COVID-19 cases, Merkel announces 'lockdown light' from November 2

Amid soaring COVID-19 cases, Merkel announces 'lockdown light' from November 2

Berlin [Germany], October 29 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (local time) announced to begin a 'lockdown light' from November 2 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.The measures are intended to limit contact as much as possible and stem the rapid spread of the virus, reported Euro News...

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55 arrested over Peshawar madrasa blast

55 arrested over Peshawar madrasa blast

Peshwar, Oct 29 (IANS) At least 55 people have been arrested over their suspected involvement in the Peshawar madrasa explosion that killed eight people and injured 120 others earlier this week.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the police said the arrests were made during a major crackdown, which ...

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Imran acquitted in Parliament House attack case

Imran acquitted in Parliament House attack case

Islamabad, Oct 29 (IANS) An Islamabad-based anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Thursday acquitted Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in the 2014 Parliament House attack case.ATC judge Raja Jawad Abbas Hassan, announced the ruling, Geo News reported.The petition for Khan's acquittal was submitted by a law...

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Eight killed in prison riot in Afghanistan's Herat

Eight killed in prison riot in Afghanistan's Herat

Kabul [Afghanistan], October 29 (ANI): At least eight prisoners were killed and 12 were injured in the Herat Prison riot that started on Wednesday evening, health officials said on Thursday.According to Tolo News, Mohammad Rafiq Shirzai, spokesman for the provincial public health directorate said th...

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