100,000 offence tickets issued by Adu Dhabi police

Abu Dhabi : The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate issued more than 100,000 'dangerous offence' tickets to motorists during the first quarter of 2016.

Khalifa Mohamed Al Khaiaili, acting deputy director of the directorate, said: "Exceeding maximum speed limits by more than 60 km per hour was one of the most frequently issued 'dangerous offence' tickets during the period, accounting for 14 percent of total offences, using mobile phones (up to 10 percent); failure to fasten seat belts (up to 18 percent); and the use of faulty worn-out tires (up to 8 percent)."

Manipur reshuffle row: Ministers claim majority support

Imphal : Ministers in Congress-ruled Manipur say they have majority support in the party -- and so don't want to be axed at the behest of dissidents.

They claim the backing of 26 of the 48 Congress legislators, making it clear it is they and not the dissident legislators who should be appeased.

A minister who did not want to be named told IANS: "We have submitted a memorandum by 26 CLP (Congress Legislature Party) members requesting the high command not to reshuffle the ministry as the next elections are round the corner.

Iceland reaffirms support for India's permanent UNSC seat

New Delhi : Iceland's Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson on Tuesday reaffirmed his country's support for a permanent seat for India in the UN Security Council.

Israel awaiting Modi's visit

New Delhi : Israel is waiting for the first ever bilateral visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it will bring the country closer to India, Israeli Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said on Tuesday.

“We are expecting Prime Minister Modi to visit Israel,” Ariel said while addressing the media after inaugurating the Israeli pavilion at the India Water Week exhibition here along with union Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat.

“We are preparing for this visit. It will bring the two countries closer,” he said.

Indian Americans condemn Saudi award for Prime Minister Modi

Award defies logic given Modi’s record before and after taking office as Prime Minister

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Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos has condemned the Saudi government’s decision to confer Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the nation’s highest civilian award.

Delhi government to send school heads to Cambridge for training

New Delhi : The Delhi government will soon send 90 school principals to Cambridge University for an education leadership training exercise, as part of its teachers training initiative.

"At first, 90 principals will be sent to Cambridge University in three batches. This education leadership programme will span over 10 days," a government official said.

The move came after two Cambridge University officials -- Jaydeep Prabhu and Harold Chi -- met Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, at the Delhi Secretariat on Monday.

HRD ranks JNU, HCU among top four universities

New Delhi : Jawaharlal Nehru University and Hyderabad Central University, which recently faced controversies, have figured in top four rankings released by the union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

The JNU has been placed at third spot with weighed score of 86.46 while Hyderabad Central University is at the fourth place with a score of 85.45 in the rankings of top universities released by the HRD.

Three new mosques to be built in UAE

Abu Dhabi : The UAE-based General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments has signed a contract for the establishment of three mosques in the Western Region, to be financed by the Emirates Red Crescent.

The move receives the support of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent.

These mosques will be built in the areas of Madinat Zayed, Al Selaa, Al Mirfa and each can accommodate 400 worshippers.

They will be completed during the first quarter of 2017.

Aler Encounter: Mohammed Viqaruddin was made to pay with his life for being a devout Muslim, alleges family

On April 7 2015, five people accused in the murder of two policemen were killed in an encounter in Aler, Nalgonda after the police allegedly shot all of them in ‘self-defence’. Like most cases of police encounters, this too remain shrouded in mystery and a year later, the families’ questions remain unanswered; their pleas unheard. In the Second part of the series, Raqib Hameed Naik speaks to the family of one of the deceased, Mohammed Viqaruddin.

Modi visit: Saudi Aramco looking to invest in India

Riyadh : Saudi Aramco, the world's leading oil producing company with around 10 million barrels per day output, is looking at India as its number one target for investment. This was conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Saudi Aramco head Khalid Al Falih during their meeting here.

"Minister Al Falih to PM: @Saudi_Aramco looks to India as its No. 1 target for investment," tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup with a picture of their meeting on Sunday.