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Good conduct certificate no longer mandatory for jobs switch

Those seeking employment in the UAE from outside the country will, however, have to produce the good conduct certificate. Residents changing jobs in the UAE can take it easy. They will not require a good conduct certificate. It is not a ‘mandatory document’ when they apply for a visa if they are in the UAE, said a source in the ...

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Jet Airways prohibits smart luggage on flights from Monday

MUMBAI: Following a direction from the global airline grouping IATA, Jet Airways today said it will prohibit passengers from carrying smart luggage, which include devices with non-removable batteries, on its aircraft from January 15. As per IATA, smart bags/smart luggage include devices with integrated lithium batteries, motors, power banks, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID or Wi-Fi technology. Bags with a lithium battery will only be ...

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Senior SC judges’ press conference: Five main issues that annoyed them

1) The four senior judges+ believe that all important cases get heard by CJI-led bench and do not get distributed to other senior judges heading benches. 2) The four judges also said there have been instances where cases that have far-reaching consequences for the nation and the judiciary were assigned by the Chief Justice selectively – to benches of their preference – ...

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PANICKY COPS STOP MEVANI, UMAR KHALID FROM ATTENDING STUDENTS’ EVENT

Senior journalist Nikhil Wagle, who was present at the Juhu police station, said he witnessed a frightened government. “Did you ever see a frightened government? I saw one at Juhu and Santacruz police station. Is Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis afraid of students exercising their basic democratic rights?” he asked. Juhu and Santacruz police stations on Thursday turned into sites ...

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U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups. The U.S. State Department announced the decision, saying it reflected the Trump administration’s frustration that Pakistan has not done more against the two groups, which ...

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Breakingviews – Intel flaws hint at tech “too big to fail” risk

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) – Tech groups like Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet are attracting increasing political heat for their dominance of markets like e-commerce, social media and web search. But a recently discovered security flaw in chips made by Intel, Advanced Micro Devices and ARM highlights another important concern: bugs potentially affecting hardware found in the majority of computing devices. ...

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Tata, Singapore Airlines ‘open to evaluate’ bidding for Air India: Vistara CEO

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Tata Group and Singapore Airlines are open to bid for indebted state-run Air India, Vistara’s chief executive officer Leslie Thng told reporters on Friday, although it was not clear whether such an approach if done would be done jointly. Tata Group and Singapore Airlines run an airline called Vistara in India through a joint venture. “The ...

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Higher prices dent gold demand in Asia

BENGALURU/MUMBAI (Reuters) – Physical gold demand across Asia remained subdued this week as prices rallied to a three-and-a-half-month high, keeping retail buyers away from the market.  Gold prices hit 3-1/2-month highs on Thursday and were on track for a fourth straight weekly gain. Spot gold was down 0.36 percent at $1,318.12 per ounce at 0859 GMT on Friday. In top ...

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