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Will Indian rupee hit 20-mark against UAE dirham again?

Will Indian rupee hit 20-mark against UAE dirham again?

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The rupee slumped 22 paise to 70.40 against the US dollar in early trade. The rupee on Thursday slumped 22 paise to 70.40 against the US dollar amid strengthening greenback and sustained foreign fund outflows. Against the UAE dirham, the rupee was trading at 19.18 at 8:30am (UAE time), according to XE.com . Forex traders said the dollar strengthening against major global currencies overseas and fall in domestic equities dragged down the local unit, while falling crude oil prices capped rupee's losses. At the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex) market, the rupee opened lower at 70.30 and fell further to touch a low of 70.40 a dollar, down 22 paise over its previous closing. On Wednesday, the rupee had depreciated 75 paise to 70.18 against the American currency. Brent cru...
Indian who worked  30 years for Sharjah Police dies in an accident while returning to home

Indian who worked 30 years for Sharjah Police dies in an accident while returning to home

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He had just retired from Sharjah Police where he worked for 30 years Sharjah: An Indian expat’s journey back home for good after 43 years in the UAE has ended in tragedy after he died in a car crash just a few kilometres away from his home. Rajan Pillai, 62, flew home on Saturday night after recently retiring from Sharjah Police, where he had worked for 30 years, his shocked neighbours and colleagues said. His son and brother, who had gone to pick him up from the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in the south Indian state of Kerala, were also injured in the accident early on Sunday morning, they said. “His son Amal was in a critical condition till this morning. His brother sustained minor injuries but is in severe shock and despair,” V. P. Sreekumar, a Sharjah resident
Indian sailors fly home after being stranded in UAE for three years

Indian sailors fly home after being stranded in UAE for three years

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The tanker, owned by Alco Shipping Services, has been entangled in disputes since 2015. Three Indian sailors, who had been stranded on separate ships for over three years, were finally able to fly home, the diplomatic mission of India in Dubai announced on Twitter on Tuesday. Sailors Zubair Khan (on board AB1), Harender (on board MV Ocean Grace) and Mohammed Shakeel (on board MT Dharma) have been living in their vessels since 2015. After months of suffering without timely pay, the three men had been repatriated to their respective cities in India. The tanker, owned by Alco Shipping Services, has been entangled in disputes since 2015, and since 2016, nearly 40 sailors are being repatriated gradually. Tired of hearing false promises of salary payments and sign-off, the crew memb...
Air India Express passengers stranded at UAE airport for 19 hours

Air India Express passengers stranded at UAE airport for 19 hours

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Passengers were not informed before, they only got to know at the time of boarding. Shamnad was all prepared to attend his brother's wedding on Saturday. He reached the Abu Dhabi airport in advance on Thursday night with his family - wife, a four-year-old and two-month-old - for their flight to Kozhikode, Kerala on Friday. And on Friday evening, a tired Shamnad explained to Khaleej Times the struggle the family went through after a 16.30-hour delay of Air India Express (AIE) flight IX348 to Kozhikode. He was wondering how to reach the wedding venue in his hometown in Kasargod district, more than four-hour distance from the Kozhikode airport. Shamnad and family were among more than hundred passengers, who were stranded in the Abu Dhabi International Airport for almost 19 hours. T...
Dubai: A 13 years old Boy started a company with 3 employees working in it

Dubai: A 13 years old Boy started a company with 3 employees working in it

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He was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application. What began as a hobby to beat boredom for this Dubai-based 13-year-old has now become a life-long pursuit to be the next big thing in technology. Aadithyan Rajesh, a student of Elite English School in Abu Hail, Deira, was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application. Since then, Aadithyan has begun uploading mobile apps on Aptoide, an alternative marketplace for Android mobile applications. He has also been designing logos and websites for clients, and finally, at the age of 13, has launched his own 'company' - Trinet Solutions. Speaking to Khaleej Times a year into the launch of his website design and software development company, the Kerala native said he started using a computer ...
New Year offer: Fly to India for as low as Dh175 and fly back to Dubai with 10% off

New Year offer: Fly to India for as low as Dh175 and fly back to Dubai with 10% off

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Check out the list of various destinations and avail the special offers. Select airlines such as Indigo, Jet Airways and flyDubai have announced their New Year sales. If you haven't booked your tickets, you can check the list of various destinations and avail these special offers. Indigo India's budget passenger carrier Indigo on Wednesday announced a special four-day New Year sale across its international network covering over 90 routes. The airline is offering cheap international flight tickets under its 'Foreign skies, local fares' offer, starting at Rs3,399 (approximately Dh175). According to IndiGo's website, the offer is valid on tickets booked from December 12 to December 16, 2018. Customers can avail the discount on travel period beginning on or after December 27, 20...
Embassy warns Indian maids against UAE visit visa misuse

Embassy warns Indian maids against UAE visit visa misuse

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Embassy records more cases in recent months; most women came from Telangana and Punjab India requests UAE to stop giving job visa to women coming on visit visa Abu Dhabi: The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has warned Indian housemaids not to come to UAE on visit visa, bypassing Indian emigration rules, as such women have ended up in deep trouble. India has banned emigration of housemaids under 30 and even eligible women can leave the country on an employment visa only through eMigrate system that ensures their welfare and protection. However, over 400 female domestic workers in distress approached the embassy in the capital and the consulate in Dubai during the past two years on visit/ tourist visa and all of them were sent back to India, the embassy officials told Gulf News on Tues...
You have to pay this amount additionally for unaccompanied kids travelling to and from Dubai

You have to pay this amount additionally for unaccompanied kids travelling to and from Dubai

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Tickets can be booked only from city or airline offices, not online or through travel agents. India's national budget carrier has implemented new rules and additional charges over and above the ticket cost of unaccompanied minors traveling to and from Dubai Airports. Now, parents sending unaccompanied children on Air India Express have to cough up an additional Dh 165 for a one-way trip for each child, totalling up to Dh 300 for a return trip. The new cost was implemented after Dubai Airport's ground handling agency dnata's decided to levy the new charges towards the handling of unaccompanied minors. The announcement was made on Monday, December 4, and is with immediate effect, according to a circular issued by the Air India Express distributed to travel agents in the UAE. Ac...
Indian expats in UAE ‘worried’ over e-migrate registration

Indian expats in UAE ‘worried’ over e-migrate registration

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Expats with a valid employment visa have to register on the portal. Indian residents continue to be on the edge as the deadline announced by the Ministry of External Affairs of India looms large for the mandatory registration on the government's eMigrate platform. The Indian ministry announced on November 15 that starting January 1, 2019, registration is now mandatory for all Indian nationals holding an employment visa in all the 18-emigration check required (ECR) countries. Expats with a valid employment visa have to register on the portal www.emigrate.gov.in while dependents and people on investor visas were exempted from the registrations. However, expatriate Indians working in the UAE deplored that the registration process could've been simpler, and the announcements made on N...
Everything we must know about the mandatory online registration for Indian expats in 18 countries

Everything we must know about the mandatory online registration for Indian expats in 18 countries

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From January 1, unregistered Indian expats travelling to 18 countries will be off-loaded All Indian expatriates working in 18 countries must register online before travelling There have been several questions by Indian expats on how the recently announced online registration for ECR (Emigration check required) and ECNR (Emigration check not required) passports work. With Indian expatriates forming a major chunk of residents in many of these countries, a lot of people are expected to be affected by this new rule. Is your passport ECR or ECNR? An ECNR passport is usually given to individuals who have covered the minimum qualification level of matriculation or Grade 10, or to children and teenagers under the age of 18. Any person who has not completed this level is given a passport ma...