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  • Siddle wants to put pressure on Misbah, Younis in first Test 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Dubai: Australia's frontline paceman Peter Siddle is targeting the experienced duo of Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in the first Test against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Wednesday. The 29-year-old paceman is likely to share the new ball with the livelier Mitchell Johnson on a dry Dubai stadium pitch which will have...
  • Dubai-based singer-actor Ali Quli Mirza enters 'Bigg Boss 8' as the first wildcard contestant 6 days ago

    Mumbai: To bring in a wave of change to the ongoing arguments, controversies and quarrels, the house of "Bigg Boss 8" will open doors for the first wildcard contestant of this season in the form of Dubai-based singer-actor Ali Quli Mirza. Mirza is best known for his Arabic songs in Dubai,...
  • Snapshot: Hrithik Roshan parties with Paris Hilton in Dubai October 12, 2014

    Dubai: Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan enjoyed a night out with American socialite Paris Hilton here.The stars had flown down to Dubai for the VIP launch of Cle Dubai, a new restaurant by celebrity chef Greg Malouf.Hilton, 33, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share a picture with the 'Bang Bang'...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia October 9, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred...
  • Indian stands trial for killing compatriot over unpaid rent September 25, 2014

    Dubai: A 31-year-old Indian in the UAE have been accused of strangulating his compatriot for not paying rent collected by him to give to their landlord. The worker, identified only as KF allegedly attacked his compatriot and strangled him in October last year, a court was told on Wednesday. Prosecutors accused...
  • Dubai: Indian convicted for suicide attempt; fined $544 September 23, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian worker, in his mid 20s, has been convicted and ordered to pay 2,000 dirhams by a court for attempting to commit suicide by consuming 48 sleeping pills after he could not sleep. The convict, who was identified only by his initials RB, was rushed to a hospital on...
  • Dubai: Elderly fisherman jailed for molesting minor Indian boy September 16, 2014

    Dubai: A 62yearold fisherman from Oman has been sentenced to 27 months in prison here for molesting a minor Indian boy in an inebriated state. The nineyearold schoolboy, who was out for playing with his friends, was lured by the elderly man, identified as MA with cold drink and two...
  • Dubai lays out plans for Legoland, other parks September 7, 2014

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: A property development company controlled by Dubai's ruler outlined plans on Sunday for the first phase of an entertainment and resort complex in the city that promises the Middle East's first Legoland theme park. The project is part of a broader push by the Arab world's commercial...
  • Dubai: Indian woman charged for having illegitimate child September 2, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man filed a case in a court in the UAE against his wife, who gave birth to a child in 2010 despite their not having sex for eight years, a media report said on Tuesday. The man, who is identified only as RJ, 48, said that he moved...
  • Eyes on the road: UAE police launch a safedriving campaign warning motorists against selfiesonwheels August 25, 2014

    Dubai: The selfie craze while driving on highspeed highways in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led the police to launch a new safedriving campaign in Sharjah, media reported. Describing the latest trend of clicking selfportraits while behind the wheel as "sheer madness", Abdul Rahman Khatr, director of communications at Sharjah...
  • World's most pierced man has been barred from entering Dubai due to claims of 'black magic' August 18, 2014

    Dubai: Rolf Buchholz, the world's most pierced man, has been barred from Dubai, where he was turned back at the airport on his way to a hotel appearance, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Airport officials gave no reason for refusing entry to the 53yearold German, who sports 453 piercings plus two...
  • World's 'most pierced' man denied entry into the UAE August 17, 2014

    Dubai: Rolf Buccholz, the world's most pierced man has been denied entry into the UAE for a show at a Dubai nightclub due to "security reasons," a local daily has reported. Buccholz with 453 piercings on his body, including multiple ones on his ears, nose, lips and genitals was due...
  • Photos: 30 exquisite pictures that prove Dubai is one of the most extravagant places you'll ever see August 17, 2014

    For anyone who has ever visited Dubai, the tall skyscrapers and the malls are enchanting. You'll find the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa and some of the most expensive resorts in the world in Dubai. Even a regular Starbucks is so extravagant that you won't believe it serves...
  • 100 Indians committed suicide in the UAE every year since 2011 July 27, 2014

    Dubai: Around 100 Indians have committed suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) every year since 2011, India's ambassador said, calling on the expatriate community to help people in distress, particularly those with financial problems. These suicides form part of about 1,300 recorded deaths within the Indian community each year, ambassador...
  • Famous Middle East fast food chain outlet to enter India July 27, 2014

    Dubai: Just Falafel, the Middle East fast food chain is gearing up to cater the Indian guests with it's first outlet opening shortly in Bangalore. The street food provider is tying up with a property developer and hospitality company 'Prism Properties' to launch its first restaurant in Bangalore. The increasing population's demand...
  • Financial losses behind suicide of Indian film producer in Dubai July 18, 2014

    Dubai: Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murdercumsuicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer and businessman Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and...
  • Indian filmmaker, family found dead in UAE July 17, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian film producer was found dead along with wife and daughter in an apparent case of suicide in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, media reported Wednesday. The decomposed bodies of Malayalam film producer Santhosh Kumar, his wife Manju and their daughter Gouri were found Tuesday under mysterious...
  • Indian boy chosen 'Preacher of the Nation' in UAE July 17, 2014

    Dubai: An eightyearold Indian boy was adjudged the "Preacher of the Nation" in an Arabic religious sermon contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said Wednesday. Ibrahim Shabandri, from Bhatkal in the south Indian state of Karnataka, surprised the largely Arabicspeaking audience and judges with his oratory skills...
  • Newlywed Indian woman wins prime property in Dubai radio show July 2, 2014

    A newlywed Indian woman, who was visiting her husband in Dubai, has won a prime property in her home state in a competition run by a radio station, according to a media report. Sruthymol V, 24, won the property three months after her marriage, when she flew into Dubai on a...
  • Experiments of Indian student from UAE to be fired into space June 22, 2014

    Dubai: An 11yearold Indian student is the lone participant from the UAE who has got her two experiments approved for launch into space under a programme for budding young scientists. Two experiments of Prerna Pai, a seventh grader at Sharjah's Delhi Private School (DPS), are among the 100 selected experiments that...
  • Monica Gill from US is Miss India Worldwide 2014 June 21, 2014

    Dubai: Miss India US Monica Gill was crowned Miss India Worldwide 2014 last night. The second place went to Miss India Switzerland and third to Miss India Bahrain. More than 40 contestants of Indian origin settled in various countries across the globe between the age of 17 years and 27 years,...
  • Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh seized from air passenger June 14, 2014

    Kochi: Gold bars worth Rs 30 lakh were seized from a passenger who arrived at the International airport here from Dubai, custom officials said today. 30yearold Ameer Ariyamillathil hailing from Vatakara in Kozhikode, had smuggled in the gold bars wrapped in black cello tape and concealed them in his hip pocket,...
  • India to be No 1 for growth in wellness tourism by 2019: Study June 13, 2014

    Dubai: India could be number one for growth globally in the wellness tourism sector in the next five years, clocking over 20 per cent gains annually through 2017, according to a recent study. Wellness tourism is a $439 billion industry worldwide within the $3.2 trillion global tourism industry, representing 14 per...
  • Indian baby fights for her life after ninth surgery in Dubai June 5, 2014

    Dubai: A sixmonthold Indian baby is fighting for her life at a hospital after being operated nine times for multiple complications due to her premature birth. Safa, weighing only 580 grams, was born three months premature to Sheerain and Nasir Khan, through a Csection surgery on November 2, 2013, Gulf...
  • Gold worth Rs 24 lakh seized from passenger May 30, 2014

    Chennai: Gold valuing Rs 24 lakh was seized today from a passenger who arrived at the airport here from Dubai, airport sources said. Officials of Air Intelligence Unit of Customs recovered silvercoated gold rings weighing 770 gm from Muhamad Musammil Basha, a native of Tiruchirappally, they said. He was found carrying them...
  • Indian man found dead in Sharjah police station May 30, 2014

    Dubai: A 20yearold Indian man being held at a Sharjah police station for alleged involvement in theft was found hanging in his cell in an apparent suicide, police said. The victim reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at the Al Gharb Police station in Sharjah on Thursday, a police official...
  • Emirates to launch A380 MumbaiDubai flight from July 21 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Emirates on Wednesday announced the launch of its A380 operations between Mumbai and Dubai from July 21 adding a capacity of 2,127 seats per week in each direction. It will be the second global carrier after Singapore Airlines (SIA) which was set to start its superjumbo flights...
  • Gold worth Rs 25 lakh hidden in man's rectum recovered May 28, 2014

    Kozhikode: Eight hundred grams of gold, worth Rs 25 lakh, concealed in the rectum of a male passenger who arrived here from Dubai, was recovered today by Customs officials at the International Airport here. The man, identified as Asharf from Malappuram, arrived here from Dubai by an Air India flight and...
  • Five sentenced for attacking, robbing Indian expatriate in Dubai May 22, 2014

    Dubai: Five foreigners, including two women have been sentenced by a Dubai court for up to three years in jail for attacking and robbing a 24yearold Indian in Dubai, a media report said. The Indian salesman was punched and hit with a lamp before the assailants fled with his...