Top Headlines: UAE topples Saudi as top draw for Indian job seekers in Gulf

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Daily Newsletter | Saturday, September 02, 2017
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UAE topples Saudi as top draw for Indian job seekers in Gulf
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has emerged as the leading destination for Indians migrating to the Gulf in search of work, as per emigration clearance data for the first six months of 2017. The UAE has toppled, by a wide margin, Saudi Arabia which used to traditionally lead the pack.
14 Bihar Cong MLAs may crossover to JD(U)
The Congress legislative party in Bihar is on the verge of a split as 14 party MLAs, just four short of the required two-thirds of the total 27 to formalise a division, have formed an informal group and are planning to cross over to the ruling JD(U).
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H-1B visa applications see spike in inquiries
Indians working in the US may find it more challenging to transition from a work visa (such as H-1B) to a green card. From October 1, the US Citizenship and Immigration Service has made an in-person interview mandatory in such cases. In technical parlance, it refers to an I-485 adjustment of status interview.

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Ganpati mandals hoping for dry weekend to revive footfalls, collections
Ganeshotsav 2017 has been a washout so far. Organisers are banking on the ongoing weekend and hoping the weather stays dry.
Will ensure nobody goes to sleep hungry in Delhi: High Court
To this, the bench asked the petitioner NGO and the authorities concerned to suggest a mechanism which does not have human intervention which creates problem.
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Medical aspirant commits suicide after failing to get admission
17-year-old S Anitha was in distress after failing to secure a medical seat as NEET was made compulsory in Tamil Nadu for medical admissions this year. She even went to the Supreme Court last month seeking stay for NEET based admissions in the state run medical colleges saying it would shatter the aspirations of many rural students.

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IFA 2017: Lenovo unveils Yoga 920, Yoga 720 and Miix 520 Windows 2-in-1 devices
Chinese smartphone maker Lenovo launched its latest convertible laptops and 2-in-1 at the ongoing trade show IFA 2017 in Berlin today.
Here’s your chance to get minimum Rs 2,000 ‘discount’ on OnePlus smartphones
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has completed 1,000 days of its operations in India.
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Micromax Canvas Infinity to go on sale on Amazon today
Indian smartphone maker Micromax launched its Canvas infinity smartphone in India recently at Rs 9,999. The smartphone will go on sale today (September 1) on Amazon at 2 p.m.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not even half finished yet: Ravi Shastri
Head coach Ravi Shastri said that the India is set on the path of experimentation and rotation ahead of the 2019 World Cup but the 36-year-old former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains firmly in their plans.
UEFA opens Financial Fair Play investigation into PSG
PSG signed Brazilian striker Neymar for a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) on August 3 and completed a loan move for Kylian Mbappe on Thursday in a deal that includes an option to buy the French teenager for 180 million euros.
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Narsingh Yadav hopes CBI enquiry will clear his tainted name
Narsingh Yadav, who was preferred over two-time Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar as the country’s quota entry for Rio in the 74-kg class after he secured it in Las Vegas in 2015, was thrown out of the Games a day before his opening bout by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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RBI has directed resolution of 12 accounts by December: Axis Bank
In a regulatory filing, the private sector lender said it has a total exposure of Rs 2,492 crore in these 12 accounts. Of this, total fund based outstanding of the bank was Rs 1,843 crore and non-fund based outstanding was Rs 649 crore.
Sensex, Nifty finish on positive note at the end of choppy week
The 30-share BSE Sensex gained 161.74 points to close on 31,892.23 while the 50-share NSE Nifty went up by 56.50 points to close on 9,974.40. The market successfully saw off another meltdown scare after government data showed that India’s GDP has slowed down to a 3-year low in first quarter of 2017.
Rajiv Kumar takes charge as Niti Aayog vice-chairman
Kumar replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist who left the think tank yesterday to return to academia. Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR). He holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University.
BIAF- Book a night for ghazals & popular Sufi numbers
Enjoy Sufi Ghazal and Manganiyar Seduction – Folk music from Rajasthan on 6 Sep in Bengaluru.
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Celebs who visited Kapil’s show multiple times
Here we put together a list of a few celebs who graced the show more than once.
SRK’s wife shares unseen pic of son Aryan
The famed designer shared the candid picture “without his permission” and playfully expressed her worry about it getting her “fired”.
Preity shares a rare throwback pic with Saif
Preity shared a throwback Thursday picture on her Instagram with Saif. She shared a photo shoot click from her ‘Kya Kehna’ days
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