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18/08/2019

Kuznetsova ends Barty's bid to reclaim No. 1 spot

Resurgent Svetlana Kuznetsova denied Ashleigh Barty a chance to reclaim the world number one ranking on Saturday as the Russian veteran thrashed the Australian 6-2, 6-4 in the WTA Cincinnati Masters semifinals. Barty could have re-taken the top ranking she lost last week to Japan's Naomi Osaka had she reached the final. The shutdown triumph by the 34-year-old double Grand Slam winner leaves injured Osaka atop the rankings. Current number one Osaka retired with a knee injury on Friday. But the US Open alarm bells were ringing for Osaka less than two weeks before the start of her title defense...
18/08/2019

New businesses in Dubai pick up in first half of 2019

Dubai has once again proved its resilience despite a slowdown in global markets as investors posed trust in the emirate's growing economy, which continued to enhance its appeal as a destination for sustainable business growth. The latest report issued by the Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector of Dubai's Department of Economic Development (DED) on Saturday showed that 14,737 new licences were issued during the first half of 2019 compared to 11,059 in the same period last year, reflecting a year-on-year growth of 33.25 per cent. The commercial sector remained the top choice of new investors as it comprised 52...
18/08/2019

Stalkers run bike over girl's head, police refuse to lodge report

A group of stalkers accosted a 16-year-old girl returning from her school in Sultanpur and then drove a motorbike over her head and smashed her skull when she raised an alarm. The police refused to lodge an FIR for days and the doctors did not provide treatment to the girl as there was no police record of the incident. The incident took place on August 8 and the girl, after days of struggle, died on August 14. On August 8 when the girl was returning from school on her bicycle, she was suddenly accosted by a group of three men...

18/08/2019

Plea to allow Indian goods' distribution from Pakistan ports

The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) has appealed to the government to allow the distribution of Indian origin goods in local markets that have already arrived at Pakistani airports or seaport, the media reported on Sunday.In its plea, the EFP said it feared that life-saving drugs, which are imported from India as raw material or in finished form, might vanish from the market and requested to relax the rules until some alternative source for the import is arranged, reports Dawn news. EFP Vice President Zaki Ahmed Khan said in a statement on Saturday that the manufacturers of Pakistan fully supported...
18/08/2019

Man asked to give 71 sheep for taking away another man's wife

The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife. According to reports, a panchayat in Pipraich asked the man to give 71 sheep to the woman's husband as "compensation". The matter began on July 22 when a married woman eloped with her lover. When intervened, she expressed her decision to leave her husband. However, the matter was not to end that easy, and just days later the two men got into a brawl. The Panchayat...
18/08/2019

11 members of Indian family made 'suicide pact'

Over a year after 11 members of a family were found dead at their home in a case of suspected mass suicide in North Delhi's Burari area, a handwriting analysis of the notes detailing the pact has shown that they were written by those who died. One of the pages in the carefully kept registers carried a note saying: Bhagwan ka Raasta" (road to God). Narayan Devi (77), her two sons Bhavnesh (50) and Lalit (45), her daughters-in-law Savita (48) and Teena (42), daughter Pratibha (57), grand-children Priyanka (33), Nitu (25), Monu (23), Dhruv (15) and Shivam (15) were found...

18/08/2019

Indian father rapes daughter for 2 years, then kills her

A man from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district has been arrested for allegedly raping his 19-year-old daughter for two years and then killing her, police said.The incident took place in Gorakhpur and the man was arrested on Friday based on a complaint filed by his elder daughter.The police said the man raped his younger daughter several times in the past two years and then killed and decapitated her on the night of July 26.He buried the severed head in the Urwa area and threw the lower part of the body in a drain.Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sunil Gupta said: "During...
18/08/2019

Massive Dhaka slum fire leaves 50,000 people homeless

A massive fire has ravaged a slum in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, leaving 50,000 people homeless, the media reported. About 15,000 houses were destroyed in the Chalantika slum late on Friday (August 16), the BBC reported. Many houses had plastic roofs, which helped the flames to spread. No deaths have been reported, although several people were injured, authorities said. Most residents are low-wage earners and many were away after the Eid al-Adha festival. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire. In February, a fire in Dhaka killed about 80 people, and nine died in another...
18/08/2019

News Bulletin - August 18, 2019, Sunday

News Bulletins | 18 Aug 2019 News Bulletin - August 18, 2019, Sunday

18/08/2019

Expat loses appeal against 10-year jail term for killing wife in Dubai

A 27-year-old expatriate, who stabbed his wife to death, has lost his appeal against a 10-year prison term for a murder conviction. The Dubai Court of Appeals has upheld a 10-year imprisonment sentence, ordered by a lower court against the defendant, a guard from Cameroon. It also upheld an additional three-month jail punishment for attempted suicide, as well as the convict's deportation. In October last year, the Dubai Court of First Instance found the guard guilty of murdering his wife and then trying to end his life by stabbing himself several times with a knife. Al Barsha police station was...
18/08/2019

Man missing for a month in UAE, police seek help

Police in UAE need your help in finding a missing man. The General Headquarter of Ras Al Khaimah Police on Sunday urged the public to help in searching a missing Arab man, identified as Mohammed Abdul Hameed Abdullah. The 29-year-old man has been missing for almost a month, the police added in the statement issued on social media.       View this post on Instagram #????_??_?????? #????_???_?????? Public are requested to report any information about the man on the following numbers: 0507669229 or 072356566. Click/tap here to subscribe to Khaleej Times news alerts on WhatsApp. Make sure you save the phone number...
18/08/2019

Jobs offering up to Dh20,000 salary in UAE

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) announced in August 2019 that 2,000 job opportunities would be created within 100 days due to the accelerators that implemented in the fields of electricity and energy. Nasser bin Thani Al Hamli, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, said that the accelerators were launched to achieve the target of the national agenda, which is to raise the number of Emiratis working in the sector to 5 per cent by 2021. Additionally, the ministry added on its official twitter account that it will organise a recruitment fair in September for Emiratis in the...