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  • AIADMK condoles death of Vajpayee
  • Storm halts Oman's Daleel Petroleum operations
  • Newspapers across US rebuke Trump for attacks on press
  • Genoa, Sampdoria games called off in wake of bridge collapse
  • Assam declared state holiday
  • Pakistan PM-in-waiting Imran, journalists mourn Vajpayee demise
  • Five arrested for child trafficking to US
  • US bishops call for Vatican, lay abuse probe into ex-cardinal
  • Sheikh Hasina condoles death of former Indian Premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • Kerala floods: Kochi Airport suspends operation till August 26
  • Odisha govt announces 7 day state mourning, govt holiday on Friday on the demise of Vajpayee
  • Tension prevails at Somala mandal as TDP, YSRCP leader’s clash
  • Vajpayee was brightest star in political sky: Sumitra Mahajan
  • AP Guv condoles demise of Vajpayee
  • TN govt declares holiday for tomorrow, announce 7-day mourning to mark Vajpayee's death
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Qatar orders aid to private sector as sanctions hurt economy

DUBAI, Oct 7 (Reuters) Qatar's government announced measures to help private sector businesses on Saturday after its economy was hurt by sanctions imposed by other Arab states.
Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani decided to cut rents paid by companies in Qatar's logistics zones in half during 2018 and 2019, official news agency QNA reported.
New investors in the zones will be completely exempt from paying rents for a year if they obtain building permits by certain deadlines. Qatar Development Bank, a state-founded body which lends to firms, will postpone receiving loan instalments for up to six months to facilitate industrial sector projects.
Sheikh Abdullah also told all ministries and government departments to increase their procurement of local products to 100 percent from 30 percent, if the local products meet necessary specifications and the purchases obey tender rules.
Qatar's economy expanded just 0.6 percent from a year earlier in the April-June quarter, its slowest growth since the 2009-2010 global financial crisis, after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic and transport ties on June 5.
The four states accuse Doha of supporting terrorism, which Doha denies. The sanctions triggered a pull-out of deposits by Gulf states from Qatari banks, deepened a slump in real estate prices and caused a plunge of 18 percent in the stock market.
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Pakistan PM-in-waiting Imran, journalists mourn Vajpayee demise

16 Aug 2018 | 9:26 PM

Islamabad, Aug 16 (UNI) Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan paid his tributes over the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on Monday.

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Khaleda also involved in Aug 15 carnage conspiracy, says Hasina

16 Aug 2018 | 8:10 PM

Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNI) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said there is no doubt that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was also involved in the August 15 carnage conspiracy.

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Bangladesh condemns attack on US ambassador’s car

16 Aug 2018 | 7:33 PM

Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNI) The Bangladesh government has strongly condemned the unfortunate attack on the official car of the US Embassy in Dhaka on Thursday.

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China allows foreigners to trade A-shares next month

16 Aug 2018 | 3:19 PM

Beijing, Aug 16 (UNI) China in a move to further open up the securities market has approved regulation amendments, allowing qualified individual foreign investors to open securities accounts to trade A-shares next month.

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IIBCB honors Christel DeHaan with “Indiana Ratna” award

16 Aug 2018 | 3:15 PM

Indianapolis, Aug 16 (UNI) Indiana India Business Council Board on Wednesday honored Christel House International Founder and CEO, Christel DeHaan, with the inaugural “Indiana Ratna” (Jewel of Indiana) award.

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