ABU DHABI JU­DI­CIAL DEPT IN­CLUDES HINDI AS THIRD OF­FI­CIAL LAN­GUAGE IN COURTS

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - WORLD -

DUBAI : Abu Dhabi has in­cluded Hindi as the third of­fi­cial court lan­guage to im­prove ac­cess to jus­tice. The ju­di­cial depart­ment on Satur­day said it has ex­tended the adop­tion of in­ter­ac­tive forms of state­ment of claims filed be­fore courts by in­clud­ing the Hindi along­side Ara­bic and English in labour cases. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial fig­ures, the In­dian com­mu­nity con­sti­tutes 30% of the pop­u­la­tion and is the largest ex­pa­tri­ate com­mu­nity in the United Arab Emi­rates. The move is aimed at help­ing Hindi speak­ers to learn about lit­i­ga­tion pro­ce­dures, their rights and du­ties with­out a lan­guage bar­rier, in ad­di­tion to fa­cil­i­tat­ing regis­tra­tion pro­ce­dures via uni­fied forms avail­able through the ADJD web­site.

South Korea agrees to pay more for Amer­i­can troops

SEOUL: South Korea and the US struck a new deal on Sun­day that in­creases Seoul’s con­tri­bu­tion to the cost of the Amer­i­can mil­i­tary pres­ence on its soil. Ne­go­tia­tors from the two coun­tries signed a cost-shar­ing plan which re­quires South Korea to pay about $924 mil­lion in 2019, Seoul’s for­eign min­istry said. The two coun­tries reaf­firmed the need for a “sta­ble” US mil­i­tary de­ploy­ment amid the “rapidly chang­ing sit­u­a­tion on the Korean Penin­sula.” AP

New Zealand-china flight forced to turn back mid-air

WELLING­TON: A pas­sen­ger plane fly­ing from Auck­land to Shang­hai on Sun­day was forced to turn back af­ter 5 hours be­cause it did not have per­mis­sion to land. Pas­sen­gers said the cap­tain in­formed them mid-flight the Air New Zealand plane was not al­lowed to land in China and would have to go back.

Chimps use branch to make lad­der, es­cape Belfast Zoo

LONDON: Zookeep­ers said a group of chimpanzees used branches weak­ened by a storm to make a lad­der and es­cape their en­clo­sure at the Belfast Zoo.

Video taken by vis­i­tors to the North­ern Ire­land zoo showed sev­eral pri­mates scal­ing a wall and perch­ing atop it, one walk­ing down a path out­side. AP

UN ar­moured ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dent kills 4 in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE : An ac­ci­dent in­volv­ing a UN ar­moured ve­hi­cle killed 4 people and in­jured 9 in Port-au-prince on Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties. The ve­hi­cle of the UN Mis­sion for Jus­tice Sup­port in Haiti lost the use of its brakes while driv­ing in the cap­i­tal and col­lided with a col­lec­tive taxi. UN put the toll at 4 dead and 9 wounded, among them a Haitian cit­i­zen and 8 UN po­lice.

Paris ‘yel­low vest’ march demon­stra­tor loses hand

PARIS: A yel­low vest demon­stra­tor lost his hand dur­ing clashes with po­lice out­side the par­lia­ment build­ing in Paris on Satur­day. He was hit in the calf by a type of stun grenade as the cops at­tempted to dis­perse people. “He wanted to bat it away so it didn’t ex­plode by his leg -- and it went off when he touched it,” a wit­ness said. Paris po­lice said the man had lost four fin­gers.

Sacked car­di­nal writes man­i­festo de­fy­ing Pope

VAT­I­CAN CITY: A car­di­nal who was sacked from a se­nior Vat­i­can post by Pope Fran­cis has writ­ten his own “Man­i­festo of Faith,” in the lat­est at­tack on the pon­tiff’s au­thor­ity. Car­di­nal Ger­hard Mueller, 71, is­sued the four-page man­i­festo via con­ser­va­tive Catholic me­dia. REUTERS

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