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  • Imran Khan invites Aamir Khan, Kapil Dev to Pakistan for PM oath ceremony

       August 2, 2018     
    Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan has invited Bollywood star Aamir Khan and former cricketers Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar to his oath-taking ceremony on August 11, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced on Wednesday. The development came after PTI leaders met Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua to discuss which foreign dignitaries could be invited to the PTI chief's ce
  • India eye perfect start to English summer in home team's 1000th Test

       August 1, 2018     
    Birmingham: India will aim for a bright start to the gruelling and testing five-match Test series against hosts England when the first match begins at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground here on Wednesday. India
  • Two long weekends for UAE residents in 2018

       July 31, 2018     
    2017 was really the 'year of long weekends' with more than five when the year started. Although we have the same public holidays this year, 2018 doesn't have as many days off, since most holidays will fall on weekends. Arafat Day + Eid Al Adha combined (3 days off + weekend) August 21 or 22 This one is almost definite as Arafat Day is expected to fall on a Tuesday. Ara
  • Alert: First 1,000 customers to ‘shop for free’ at this mall today

       July 31, 2018     
    Early-bird shoppers at City Centre Deira today have the chance to win instant rewards of Dh200. No draws. Just shop and win right away. Back by demand during the final week of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the first 1,000 visitors who shop at any two stores at City Centre Deira during 'Shop for Free Tuesday' on July 31 will get the equivalent of what they have spent as a Mall
  • Rent freeze announced for Dubai school buildings

       July 30, 2018     
    In an initiative aimed at supporting the educational institutions and reduce their operational costs, the Chief Executive Officer of the Knowledge Fund in Dubai, Hesham Khalifa Al Qaizi, has confirmed that the Knowledge Fund will freeze any increase in rental value on assets leased to investors in the education sector for the academic year 2018-2019. "This initiative reflects the effort
  • Overseas Pakistanis pinning hopes on Imran to deliver on his promises

       July 30, 2018     
    ISLAMABAD: Overseas Pakistanis and professionals are pinning their hopes on Imran Khan as the Pakistan Tehreek- e-Insaf (PTI) is set to form the next government, saying that the time has come to deliver on his vision of a new, prosperous Pakistan after winning the nation’s trust. Pakistanis settled in the UK and professionals hailing from his hometown said if incentives are given
  • What to do if you’re an amnesty seeker with a loan default

       July 29, 2018     
    Dubai: Amnesty seekers with police or civil cases due to bounced cheques or loan defaults will have to clear their cases first before they can avail of the leniency that will begin in the UAE this week, a lawyer said. The three-month amnesty in the UAE will kick off on August 1, giving illegal residents a chance to leave the country without having to pay their overstay fines or getting
  • Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas reportedly engaged

       July 28, 2018     
    The rumour mill is abuzz that Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are set to marry. While People magazine has cited a ‘source’ confirming the news, the actress has also bowed out of her Bollywood comeback film Bharat, after a two-year hiatus from the film industry in India to pursue her Hollywood career. The news of her quitting the Salman Khan-
  • UAE banks' liquidity set to remain healthy

       July 28, 2018     
    Banks in the UAE continued to perform with higher levels of profitability in the first quarter of 2018, and liquidity is expected to remain healthy for the remainder of the year, data shows. Compared to the previous quarter, deposits grew at a similar rate (1.41 per cent) in the first quarter as loans and advances rose (1.53 per cent), resulting in a stable loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR),
  • Pakistan elections results: Khan inches closer to victory

       July 26, 2018     
    Vote counting in an election marred by allegations of fraud and militant violence has been tediously slow, yet from the outset cricket star Imran Khan and his Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party have maintained a commanding lead. Election officials say it will be Thursday evening local time before an official count confirms Pakistan's next government. But before even half the votes were counted

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