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Partial services
 at Pakistan missions
 on April 20
The Machine-Readable Passport (MRP) Section at the Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Consulate General of Pakistan in Dubai will remain closed on April 20 due to the maintenance of MRP/MRV central server in Pakistan.
Malayalees in UAE ring in new year
Harvest festival Vishu was celebrated fanfare and vigour.
Church head to lead Holy Week services
Indian Orthodox Churchís supreme head Baselius Marthoma Paulose II is leading the Holy Week services at St.Thomas Orthodox Cathedral in Dubai. The Holy Week began with Palm Sunday celebrations led by the chief metropolitan.
Indian expats divided over option of voting online
With the Indian parliamentary elections well under way and with them recording good voter turnouts, will non-resident Indians (NRIs) too be able to vote this season?
Pakistan Day Awards on April 11
The Pakistan Day Awards ceremony has been rescheduled and now will be held on April 11 on the Pakistan Association Dubai premises.
Chance to vote in Indian elections cheers expats in UAE
K.V. Shamsudheen, a social worker who has vigorously campaigned for online voting rights for the Indian expats, said the courtís directive raised hopes that it could become a reality at least by the next elections.
Fujairah population up by 5.5 per cent
The population of Fujairah went up by 5.5 per cent in 2013 as compared to 2012, according to the Fujairah Statistics Centre. The statistical yearbook recently issued by the centre reveals that the population of the emirate stood at 192,190 last year as compared with 182,023 the preceding year.
NRI voting rights: Indian govt to announce stand today
Dubai resident had filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court, calling the existing provision discriminatory and violation of fundamental rights.
Church gets new premises, thanks to Sultanís bounty
The Anglican churchís new premises were inaugurated by Reverend Michael Lewis, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.
UAE support to Palestinian refugees hailed
The Commissioner-General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Pierre Krahenbuhl, has welcomed the announcement, earlier this week, of a $15-million contribution from the UAE to support the agencyís emergency programmes in Syria.
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