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Lok Sabha productivity reaches 20-year high at 128%

The ongoing session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been the most productive in the last 20 years, with the lower house registering 128% productivity till Tuesday, according to think tank PRS Legislative Research. The Lok Sabha has been working for more than its sc
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Lok Sabha productivity reaches 20-year high at 128%

The ongoing session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been the most productive in the last 20 years, with the lower house registering 128% productivity till Tuesday, according to think tank PRS Legislative Research. The Lok Sabha has been working for more than its scheduled time and has held sessions till midnight on two occasions to complete its legislative business.

Drought alleviation programme being developed - Vaz

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the Ministry is in the process of preparing a programme of drought alleviation for submission to Cabinet. Vaz, in his contribution to the Sectoral...
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Drought alleviation programme being developed - Vaz

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Daryl Vaz, says the Ministry is in the process of preparing a programme of drought alleviation for submission to Cabinet. Vaz, in his contribution to the Sectoral...

Fourth straight week of hikes in gas prices

Gas prices have gone by $3.00. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $134.98 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $137.81. This is the fourth straight week of increases in gas prices. Five weeks ago...
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Fourth straight week of hikes in gas prices

Gas prices have gone by $3.00. The state-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, says E-10 87 will sell for $134.98 per litre and a litre of E-10 90 will sell for $137.81. This is the fourth straight week of increases in gas prices. Five weeks ago...

Knife crime soars to record high with 43,500 offences in the last year, new figures reveal 

Knife crime offences recorded by police in England and Wales hit a record high in 2018/19, up 8% on the previous year, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.
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Knife crime soars to record high with 43,500 offences in the last year, new figures reveal 

Knife crime offences recorded by police in England and Wales hit a record high in 2018/19, up 8% on the previous year, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.

Boris Johnson waves kipper on stage to show EU's ‘regulatory overkill’,gets slammed for fishy claims

Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson brandished a smoked kipper as he rallied against EU red tape. The herring illustrates good reason why Britain must leave the European Union once and for all, he said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Boris Johnson waves kipper on stage to show EU's ‘regulatory overkill’,gets slammed for fishy claims

Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson brandished a smoked kipper as he rallied against EU red tape. The herring illustrates good reason why Britain must leave the European Union once and for all, he said. Read Full Article at RT.com

UK commandos fail to ‘liberate’ Estonian island during wargame, beaten by locals

Despite having an intricate plan, elite British Royal Marines failed to liberate an Estonian island after it was captured by the enemy during wargames in the Baltic Sea. The invasion was repelled by locals. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK commandos fail to ‘liberate’ Estonian island during wargame, beaten by locals

Despite having an intricate plan, elite British Royal Marines failed to liberate an Estonian island after it was captured by the enemy during wargames in the Baltic Sea. The invasion was repelled by locals. Read Full Article at RT.com

Brexit no-deal, no go? British MPs back bid to block shutdown of Parliament

British lawmakers have voted in favor of a bid to stop the future Tory prime minister – hotly tipped to be Boris Johnson – from suspending the UK Parliament to ram through a no-deal Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Brexit no-deal, no go? British MPs back bid to block shutdown of Parliament

British lawmakers have voted in favor of a bid to stop the future Tory prime minister – hotly tipped to be Boris Johnson – from suspending the UK Parliament to ram through a no-deal Brexit. Read Full Article at RT.com

Abafumbo baziyidde mu nnyumba omukyala n'afa! Babadde basiika kabalagala

NAKOMYEWO awaka eggulo (Lwakuna) nga bukyali ne tuyingira mu nnyumba ne tutandika okusiika kabalagala. Awo we nakomye okutegeera, hhenze okudda engulu nga ndi mu ddwaaliro bantaddeko amacupa. Nakitegedde...
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Abafumbo baziyidde mu nnyumba omukyala n'afa! Babadde basiika kabalagala

NAKOMYEWO awaka eggulo (Lwakuna) nga bukyali ne tuyingira mu nnyumba ne tutandika okusiika kabalagala. Awo we nakomye okutegeera, hhenze okudda engulu nga ndi mu ddwaaliro bantaddeko amacupa. Nakitegedde...

Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi's brother arrives at court

Hashem Abedi is the brother of Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and wounded hundreds more when he detonated a nail bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.
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Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi's brother arrives at court

Hashem Abedi is the brother of Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people and wounded hundreds more when he detonated a nail bomb at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in May 2017.

Want to Restrict Foreign Ownership of Land

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, minister of transport and local government hopes a draft bill regarding the purchase of land in Iceland by foreigners will be ready this fall.
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Want to Restrict Foreign Ownership of Land

Sigurður Ingi Jóhannson, minister of transport and local government hopes a draft bill regarding the purchase of land in Iceland by foreigners will be ready this fall.

St Catherine inmates seeking to market products

Prisoners at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre have created 30 products, which the facility hopes to place on the market shortly. The items, which have received the endorsement of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...
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St Catherine inmates seeking to market products

Prisoners at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre have created 30 products, which the facility hopes to place on the market shortly. The items, which have received the endorsement of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and...

Public can now report police misconduct to Inspectorate tipline

The police’s Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau, formerly the Inspectorate of Constabulary, has established a tipline where members of the public can report police misconduct and submit information to assist with...
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Public can now report police misconduct to Inspectorate tipline

The police’s Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau, formerly the Inspectorate of Constabulary, has established a tipline where members of the public can report police misconduct and submit information to assist with...

Galaxy Group of Companies helps arrange PechaKucha night in Yerevan

The event was organized together with Galaxy Group of Companies, as part of the company’s social responsibility programs.
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Galaxy Group of Companies helps arrange PechaKucha night in Yerevan

The event was organized together with Galaxy Group of Companies, as part of the company’s social responsibility programs.

At a Glance - Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, July II 2019 - 18-07-2019

The main highlight of the July II plenary session was the election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission. Other highlights included a statement by Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of Romania, on the outcome of that country's Counci
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At a Glance - Plenary round-up – Strasbourg, July II 2019 - 18-07-2019

The main highlight of the July II plenary session was the election of Ursula von der Leyen as President of the European Commission. Other highlights included a statement by Viorica Dăncilă, Prime Minister of Romania, on the outcome of that country's Council presidency, and by Antti Rinne, Prime Minister of Finland on the priorities for the current Finnish Council Presidency. Parliament also debated statements by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on implementation of the EU Global Strategy, and the situation in Venezuela (also adopting a resolution), in the Persian Gulf and in Moldova. Debates were also held on Council and Commission statements on humanitarian assistance in the Mediterranean and clean air zones in EU cities. Members also decided on the numerical strength of the interparliamentary delegations. Source : © European Union, 2019 - EP

South Africa: The Army Is Being Used to Fight Cape Town's Gangs. Why It's a Bad Idea

[The Conversation Africa] Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army.
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South Africa: The Army Is Being Used to Fight Cape Town's Gangs. Why It's a Bad Idea

[The Conversation Africa] Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army.

Colour Me Happy sets sights on eighth basic school in 2020 - Annual event runs for sixth consecutive year

Kind Hearts Foundation, the branch of the Richard and Diana Stewart Foundation started by Richard and Diana’s grandchildren, has its sight set on building its eighth basic school in 2020 with funds raised from the sixth staging of the Colour Me...
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Colour Me Happy sets sights on eighth basic school in 2020 - Annual event runs for sixth consecutive year

Kind Hearts Foundation, the branch of the Richard and Diana Stewart Foundation started by Richard and Diana’s grandchildren, has its sight set on building its eighth basic school in 2020 with funds raised from the sixth staging of the Colour Me...

Broken Wings: Marcia Skervin learns to soar after cancer

Human resource consultant and transformational speaker, Marcia Skervin, is all about empowering others to live their best lives. Through her company, Connect Your Dots, she mentors, motivates and does life coaching and stress-management talks in...
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Broken Wings: Marcia Skervin learns to soar after cancer

Human resource consultant and transformational speaker, Marcia Skervin, is all about empowering others to live their best lives. Through her company, Connect Your Dots, she mentors, motivates and does life coaching and stress-management talks in...

Drought, bush fires ravaging St Mary farms - Fire department confirms huge jump

Farmers in St Mary are being dealt a double blow and are urgently appealing for help to salvage what they can of an already ravaged season for their crops. With their crops scorched on one side by the prolonged drought, several farmers across the...
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Drought, bush fires ravaging St Mary farms - Fire department confirms huge jump

Farmers in St Mary are being dealt a double blow and are urgently appealing for help to salvage what they can of an already ravaged season for their crops. With their crops scorched on one side by the prolonged drought, several farmers across the...

Earth Today | ‘Wastewater too valuable to overlook’

FROM coping with water stress in an increasingly warmer climate to the promotion of agricultural sustainability, wastewater is too valuable a resource for the Caribbean to shy away from exploiting. This is according to Chris Corbin, programme...
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Earth Today | ‘Wastewater too valuable to overlook’

FROM coping with water stress in an increasingly warmer climate to the promotion of agricultural sustainability, wastewater is too valuable a resource for the Caribbean to shy away from exploiting. This is according to Chris Corbin, programme...

New Bar Sports Art Theme

Bart is a cool, laid back downtown bar with a wide ranging food and drink menu sure to satisfy the lunchtime worker and the nighttime bar fly alike.
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New Bar Sports Art Theme

Bart is a cool, laid back downtown bar with a wide ranging food and drink menu sure to satisfy the lunchtime worker and the nighttime bar fly alike.

Prosecution of Filmmaker Sued by Military to Proceed: Court

U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi’s incitement to mutiny trial to resume next month; separate defamation case has yet to be brought to court, lawyer says.
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Prosecution of Filmmaker Sued by Military to Proceed: Court

U Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi’s incitement to mutiny trial to resume next month; separate defamation case has yet to be brought to court, lawyer says.

Singapore Deportees in Custody, Families Left in the Dark

After several Arakenese migrants were deported from Singapore last week, all have since wound up in government detention. Their relatives are searching for answers.
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Singapore Deportees in Custody, Families Left in the Dark

After several Arakenese migrants were deported from Singapore last week, all have since wound up in government detention. Their relatives are searching for answers.

Key Facts & Figures on Myanmar Charter Amendment Recommendations 

A graphic guide to the work of the joint parliamentary panel set up to draft changes to the 2008 Constitution, which submitted a list of 3,765 proposals on Monday.
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Key Facts & Figures on Myanmar Charter Amendment Recommendations 

A graphic guide to the work of the joint parliamentary panel set up to draft changes to the 2008 Constitution, which submitted a list of 3,765 proposals on Monday.

China to boost imports of Russian soybeans, cutting out US crop exports

China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that Beijing and Moscow are discussing ways to increase bilateral trade, particularly by increasing imports of Russian soybeans and other agricultural products. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China to boost imports of Russian soybeans, cutting out US crop exports

China’s Commerce Ministry said on Thursday that Beijing and Moscow are discussing ways to increase bilateral trade, particularly by increasing imports of Russian soybeans and other agricultural products. Read Full Article at RT.com

Huawei dominates global race to 5G, inking over 50 contracts despite US crackdown

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has secured more than 50 commercial contracts for 5G across the world, according to the company’s board member and Senior Vice President Catherine Chen, who was cited by news agency Xinhua. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huawei dominates global race to 5G, inking over 50 contracts despite US crackdown

Chinese telecom giant Huawei has secured more than 50 commercial contracts for 5G across the world, according to the company’s board member and Senior Vice President Catherine Chen, who was cited by news agency Xinhua. Read Full Article at RT.com

Hajj pilgrim medical teams follow Health Ministry guidelines

Author: Thu, 2019-07-18 01:36 RIYADH: Medical missions accompanying Hajj pilgrims from overseas countries are following Ministry of Health guidelines, according to officials. The ministry has issued guidelines saying that it requires the teams accomp
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Hajj pilgrim medical teams follow Health Ministry guidelines

Author: Thu, 2019-07-18 01:36 RIYADH: Medical missions accompanying Hajj pilgrims from overseas countries are following Ministry of Health guidelines, according to officials. The ministry has issued guidelines saying that it requires the teams accompanying pilgrims to comply with technical requirements that include the mission having at least one physician per 1,000 pilgrims and at least 20 percent of the physicians in the medical mission having public health qualifications. Teams should have a valid medical waste contract with a certified local company that covers the Hajj season, their clinics should include at least one infectious diseases isolation room that meets Health Ministry standards and the medical mission should commit to reporting notifiable infectious diseases to the Saudi health system using approved reporting methods. Indonesia is sending the largest number of Muslims on Hajj and this year 231,000 Indonesians will visit. Speaking to Arab News, Dr. Eka Jusup Singka, director of the Hajj Health Center, Ministry of Health, Indonesia, said: “We are following these guidelines.” “We have a team of 308 health officers that include specialist doctors, general physicians, sanitarian and health promotion staff,” he said. He added that 231 members of the team are doctors and the rest include pharmacists, paramedics and support staff. Singka told Arab News that they have clinics in Makkah, Madinah and mobile teams at the airports. “We have brought medicines from Indonesia,” he said. Asked about having a valid medical waste contract with a certified local company, he said: “Yes, we have arrangements with the local company.” Regarding clinics including at least one infectious diseases isolation room, Singka said: “We have an infection room, and make such arrangements every year. Our clinics have been inspected by the MoH officials in Makkah and Madinah.” “We are very happy for all their assistance,” he said. “If there are cases of infectious disease we immediately refer them to the local Saudi hospital for laboratory examination and advance medication.” “We are very happy with the support from the Saudi health ministry,” he said. Noor Rahman Sheikh, consul general of India, told Arab News: “We have a team of 638 delegates that include specialist doctors, general physicians and support staff.” Of the total staff, there are 170 doctors, 185 paramedics and 283 administrative staff supporting the mission. “The government of India sends medicines and we follow the ministry guidelines as required,” he said. Saudi Arabia last month increased India’s Hajj quota from 170,000 to 200,000, paving the way for 30,000 more pilgrims to visit for the annual event. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Hajj pilgrimshajjHajj 2019SAUDI HEALTH MINISTRY Saudi health ministry says pilgrims’ health situation ‘reassuring’Medical teams at Jeddah airport save two pilgrims’ lives