Doha

  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said. Air India Express flight IX 243 was scheduled to take off for Doha at 3.55 pm on Saturday. However, it was...
  • Doha Bank to purchase HSBC Bank Oman business in India April 19, 2014

    Qatar-based Doha Bank has entered into an agreement with HSBC Bank Oman to purchase the latter's banking business in India. HSBC Bank Oman is an indirect 51 per cent owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc. Chairman of Board of Directors of Doha Bank, Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohamed Bin Jabor Al Thani,...
  • 5 Indians among 11 foreigners killed in blast in Qatar March 2, 2014

    Five Indians were among 11 expatriates killed in a deadly blast at a Turkish restaurant in Qatar's capital. The blast tore through the Turkish restaurant, which isattached to a mall in Doha and next to a petrol station on Thursday, killing 11 people, five of them Indians. Qatar government has announced a...
  • Indian boy dies in Qatar after falling into manhole September 18, 2013

    Dubai: A five-year-old Indian boy has died in Qatar, a week after falling into a manhole in the capital, Doha. Fahim, who slipped into coma on September 10 after falling into an uncovered manhole in the Fish Market area of Doha, was formally declared "dead" at midnight on Monday. The boy was...
  • 5-year-old Indian boy dies in Qatar September 18, 2013

    A five-year-old Indian boy died in Qatar, a week after falling into a manhole, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. Doctors at Hamad Hospital in Doha declared Fahim Sirajudeen dead on Tuesday night, The Peninsula said. According to the report, the boy's family, from Tamil Nadu, had gone to a fish market on...
  • Indian business delegation to visit Qatar next week September 5, 2013

    Dubai: A high-level Indian business delegation will visit Qatar next week aimed at expanding business ties with the Gulf country. The 14-member delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will visit Qatar's capital Doha from September 8 to 10. It will be led by K K M Kutty, Chairman of CII's...
  • Coronavirus death reported in Qatar September 5, 2013

    Doha: The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) in Qatar has announced the death of a patient infected with Coronavirus. A 56-year-old Qatari woman, who was battling several health complications after being infected with the virus, died after she was admitted to the intensive care unit at Hamad General Hospital Aug 23,...
  • Qatar Airways to extend Dreamliner route network to India August 20, 2013

    Qatar Airways has announced plans to extend its Boeing 787 Dreamliner route network to India with the launch of services to and from Delhi and Bangalore starting September 1 this year. The introduction of the service promises the airlines' passengers with an unparallelled level of service, comfort and travel experience. "The...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East August 5, 2013

    Washington: The US has announced to extend closure of its 19 diplomatic posts till August 10, while nine of its embassies and consulates which were closed, will resume normal operations on Monday. "Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local custom...
  • Clashing visions weigh on US drive for Taliban talks June 28, 2013

    Islamabad: As the United States makes a fresh attempt to start talks with the Taliban, competing visions in Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan over what an eventual peace process might look like have emerged as one of the biggest hurdles. Washington's hopes of negotiating with the insurgents to stabilise Afghanistan before...
  • Taliban opens office in Doha to hold peace talks June 18, 2013

    Washington: In a major breakthrough, the Taliban on Tuesday announced the opening of its office in Doha, which would hold peace talks with the Afghan government and separate direct parleys with US that could boost Afghan reconciliation process after 12 years of war. The Obama Administration, however, adopted a cautious...
  • India win gold at Asian Team Snooker Championships in Doha May 31, 2013

    Doha: The Indian trio of Manan Chandra, Brijesh Damani and Alok Kumar thrashed Iran 3-0 to emerge champions in the inaugural Asian Team Snooker Championships held at Doha, Qatar. The Indian cueists were in red-hot form right from the start and topped their group with three wins from as many games....
  • Gasquet beats Davydenko in Doha final January 6, 2013

    Qatar: Frenchman Richard Gasquet battled back from a set and a break down to deprive Russian Nikolay Davydenko of his second Doha title on Saturday, winning 3-6 7-6 6-3. Davydenko, striving to recapture the form that took him to world No.3 in 2006, seemed set for his first tournament win since...
  • Pak beat India in a 5-4 cliffhanger to win Asian CT December 27, 2012

    Doha: Defending champions India fought valiantly but lost a nine-goal cliffhanger to Pakistan in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy on Thursday, with Mohammad Imran's 64th minute strike winning it for Pakistan 5-4. The match was not short of drama with the Indian team at one stage threatening to quit...
  • India to play Pakistan in Asian CT hockey final December 27, 2012

    Doha: Already through to the final, defending champions India suffered a shock 3-5 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in their last and inconsequential league match of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Wednesday. India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in the summit clash on Thursday after the latter...
  • UN climate conference extends Kyoto Protocol to 2020 December 8, 2012

    Doha: After desperate attempts by the host country Qatar to save the talks, the UN conference on climate change on Saturday agreed to extend the life of the Kyoto Protocol, which controls the greenhouse gas emissions of rich countries, through 2020. As the talks went into an extra day and the...
  • Watch: All the buzz from Doha Tribeca Film Festival November 24, 2012

    The fourth edition of Doha Tribeca Film Festival opened last week with the premier of Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'. Also, hitting the red carpet was director Ashutosh Gowariker, who serves in the jury this year. ...
  • Doha film fest highlighting environmental films November 22, 2012

    Dubai: 'Rafea: A Solar Mama', a documentary about a Jordanian Bedouin mother who leaves her desert home to travel to India to attend the Barefoot College which trains women in the technology of solar energy, is part of a 'green film' competition at the ongoing fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival...
  • Ranbir didn't fit the bill as 'The Reluctant...' lead: Mira Nair November 20, 2012

    Internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist,' opened the fourth Doha Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. ...
  • Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' at Tribeca festival November 20, 2012

    The Doha Tribeca film festival kickstarted with Mira Nair's latest offering 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The film is her most ambitious project yet. ...
  • Osama's son pitches for football World Cup deals June 14, 2012

    Doha: A Qatari constructor, founded by a son of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has bolstered its bid to win contracts ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup by forming a joint venture with Spain's Coprosa. Qatar Bin Laden Group will hold 51 per cent of the new company,...
  • Fire in upscale Qatar mall kills 19, mostly children May 29, 2012

    Doha: At least 19 foreign nationals, including 13 children, were killed in a fire that ripped through an upscale shopping mall in Qatar on Monday, the country's interior ministry said. The children were from Spain, Japan, the Philippines and Benin among other countries. A Spanish diplomatic source in Madrid told Reuters...
  • 'Indian paddlers confident of Olympic berth' July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: With three of the four Indian paddlers already through to the next stage of the final World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Doha, national table tennis coach Bhawini Muhherji says his wards are "motivated enough" to make it to the Olympics. "Their sole aim is to qualify for the...
  • Aditya beats Advani to win Asian Snooker title April 29, 2012

    Doha: Aditya Mehta stunned fancied compatriot Pankaj Advani to become only the third Indian ever to clinch the Asian Snooker Championships here on Sunday. In his third appearance at the event, Aditya started off bit nervously but won the crucial second frame with a 49 clearance after being 40 down. Pankaj...
  • Azarenka's journey back from brink to No. 1 February 18, 2012

    Doha: When top-ranked Victoria Azarenka thinks about her newfound success, she might want to thank Daniela Hantuchova. She was beaten in the first round by the Slovakian at the Qatar Open a year ago, causing a crisis of confidence in the 22-year-old Belarusian. She rushed home, ready to tell her family...
  • Azarenka reaches Qatar quarters, Kuznetsova out February 17, 2012

    Doha: Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka swept aside Simona Halep of Romania 6-3, 6-1 to reach the Qatar Open quarter-finals while Lucie Safarova dumped Svetlana Kuznetsova out of the tournament. Third-seeded Sam Stosur took advantage of shaky serving from Petra Cetkovska to win 6-3, 6-2 in the third round and earn her first...
  • Wozniacki ousted in Qatar Open, Azarenka wins February 16, 2012

    Doha: Caroline Wozniacki failed to convert three match points as she was ousted by Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in her opening match at the Qatar Open on Wednesday. Wozniacki, playing her first match since losing the No. 1 ranking after the Australian Open, received a...
  • Malegaon blast: Court to hear bail pleas today October 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The bail hearing of the nine accused in the 2006 serial blasts case in Malegaon will be held in Mumbai on Monday. The bail applications were filed earlier this month in the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court, which is hearing the case. Maharashtra ATS, which initially...
  • 'India, China responsible for deadlock in Doha' September 13, 2011

    Washington: A top US official on Monday blamed the stalemate in the Doha trade talks on India, China and other emerging nations, asserting they were unwilling to shoulder responsibilities reflecting their dramatic rise in the global economic hierarchy. Since the Doha negotiations began in 2001, the world has changed dramatically, Deputy...
  • Mumbai: Bomb scare on Jet flight to Doha August 15, 2011

    Mumbai: The passengers of a Jet flight from Mumbai to Doha were deplaned following a bomb scare in the aircraft on Monday. The airlines received an anonymous tip-off in the form of a note in the aircraft. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and bomb squad checked the flight, but found...