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Saudi Prince Miteb Abdullah Freed From Corruption Charges After $1 Billion Deal

Riyadh, Nov 30: Saudi Arabian Prince Miteb Bin Abdullah was freed after he agreed to pay $1 billion to settle all the corruption charges against him. 65-year-old Miteb was rounded up this month in a crackdown on corruption along with other royal family members high officials and senior businessmen. Miteb, an official said, was released after “an acceptable settlement agreement”. Prince Miteb, according to the ...

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Yemen rebel ally to Saudis: Let’s ‘turn the page’

Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh — whose supporters are now in a shaky alliance with the Houthi rebels in the fight against the Saudi-led coalition — tossed an olive branch on Saturday to Riyadh, saying he is open to talks with the coalition and ready to “turn the page.” But Saleh’s message didn’t sit well with the Houthis, whose ...

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Senate approves major tax overhaul

Move could bring about the largest change in the U.S. tax laws since 1980s; marks a victory for Trump The U.S. Senate narrowly approved a tax overhaul on Saturday, moving Republicans and U.S. President Donald Trump a big step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offering everyday Americans a mixed bag of changes. ...

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Tourists are stuck at the airport, but the erupting Mt Agung is worrying the Balinese in bigger ways

To the people of Bali, Mt Agung is not just a volcano. The “great mountain” holds spiritual power and reflects cultural and political unrest. According to international media coverage, the main problem with Gunung Agung’s eruption is that the airport is closed and tourists cannot get in or out. The people of East Bali are largely invisible in these reports, but they ...

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Bhatkal’s Yusuf Motiya to represent K’taka in National Athletics meet in Jharkhand

A 26-Year-Old sportsman of the town, Muhammad Yusuf Motiya s/o late Usman Motiya, will be representing Karnataka in the 22nd National Athletic sports meet organized for deaf sportsmen at Ranchi in Jharkhand state. As per the information, Yusuf Motiya is the first player from Bhatkal who has selected for Karnataka team in National level and is the only sportsman from ...

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Manmohan slams note ban, GST; asks PM to find “more dignified ways” to seek votes

SURAT: In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his predecessor Manmohan Singh on Saturday said Modi failed to understand the “pains” of his note ban and GST decisions were going to unleash on the people of his own home state. Calling demonetisation an “uninformed, half-baked crusade” and GST a “badly designed and hastily implemented” measure+ , Singh also lamented the “low-level rhetoric” used by the ...

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No Changes In Cattle Trade Ban Order

The Union Environment Ministry on Saturday withdrew rules made in May this year relating to the regulation of fish market and aquarium in a bid to ensure aquatic creatures are kept in hygienic conditions. NEW DELHI: The government has made no change in its May 26 order banning sale of cattle for slaughter though it is said to be considering ...

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Indian Coast Guard Gets Two Interceptor Boats

The two boats underwent extensive trials on equipment and machinery and were part of a fleet of 36 interceptor boats that were manufactured by Larsen and Toubro Shipyard Ltd. CHENNAI: To bolster coastal security mechanism, two new interceptor boats C435, C436 were inducted into the Indian Coast Guard, Eastern region. The two boats underwent extensive trials on equipment and machinery ...

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