Sunday, 22 May, 2022
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Topic: Gulf

Jaishankar talks resumption of flights in meeting with India’s envoys to Gulf nations

Jaishankar, who arrived on his first bilateral visit to Kuwait early Thursday, also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the Indian Embassy in Kuwait.

China just made a major gain in ‘white area warfare’ in Gulf through agreement with Iran

A greater role in Iran gives China the potential to exploit its investments in Pakistan’s ports and transport routes to Central Asia – countering 'Quad' in the process.

Why Gulf Arab states should make the most of oil’s last boom

Even at $70 a barrel, the current prices do not meet fiscal break-even thresholds for most Gulf Arab states, and the gap between revenue & fiscal expenditure has been wide since 2015.

UAE set to offer citizenship to a select group of expats

Until now citizenship in the UAE & some other Gulf states has been reserved for foreigners in special cases, but these changes will formalise such a process.

Gulf Arab states should know that China can only be a temporary friend

For the Gulf Arab states, a strategic partnership with China does not help achieve regional balance against Iran.

Qatar has a new ambition after 2022 soccer World Cup – convincing expats to stay

Qatar is bringing in sweeping labour reforms, imposing a standard minimum wage applicable to employees of all nationalities and professions and making it easier to change jobs.

Kerala’s $14-15 bn 2019 remittances could see $2 bn drop this year – World Bank expert

Fall in remittances can hurt Kerala’s finances seriously. World Bank is working with state govt on ‘diaspora bonds’, to mobilise savings of expats.

Kerala’s next crisis: How to deal with return of lakhs of ‘Gone to Gulf’ people

More than 5 lakh Keralites are expected to return from Gulf & state has to deal with plight of those losing jobs there and erosion of its remittance economy.

US-China feud takes over WHO meeting, Syrian refugee aids UK fight, and other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

First Arab world, now Canada saying enough is enough to Muslim-hating overseas Indians

A firm in Canada ended ties with an Indian over his Islamophobic tweet. But little has changed in India despite Arab world calling out rising hate against Muslims.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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