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  • Arjun Atwal wins Dubai Open to end four-year title drought 19 hours 0 minutes ago

    Dubai: Arjun Atwal held his nerve to hole an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole and end a four-year title drought as he won the inaugural USD 500,000 Dubai Open at the Els Club on Sunday. Atwal won his first and only title on the PGA Tour for his...
  • Naqvi receives threat calls asking him to quit BJP 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding a threat call asking him to leave the saffron party. The call has been traced to Dubai. The caller identified himself as 'Bhai' and asked Naqvi to quit the BJP as he was...
  • Gaganjeet Bhullar joint 10th, Shiv Kapur tied 24th in Dubai Open 3 days ago

    Dubai: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar scored three-under 69 to take joint 10th position after the first round of the $500,000 Dubai Open as Australian rookie Kalem Richardson stormed into a one-shot lead with a six-under 66 at the par-72 Els Club Dubai course here on Thursday. The 26-year-old Bhullar birdied the...
  • Groin strain forces NZ's Kyle Mills to return home ahead of 3rd ODI December 14, 2014

    Dubai: Pace bowler Kyle Mills will take no further part in New Zealand's one-day series against Pakistan after injuring his groin in training, the team said on Saturday. Mills, 34, sustained the injury while bowling in the nets ahead of the second one-day international against Pakistan at Sharjah. A timeline for Mills's...
  • David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri to headline Dubai Open December 12, 2014

    Dubai: Asian Tour's top-three players American David Lipsky, Anirban Lahiri of India and Thailand's Prom Meesawat, will headline the inaugural Dubai Open next week alongside 30 other Tour champions and four former Order of Merit winners. The $500,000 tournament will make its debut at The Els Club Dubai from Dec 18...
  • You can now 'visit' Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, on your browser December 10, 2014

    Armchair travellers can visit the world's tallest skyscraper and inspect one of the largest shopping malls with the addition of Dubai to Google Street View, Google said on Tuesday.The online pictorial map of the city - the first from the United Arab Emirates to appear on Google Street View -...
  • Aam aadmi should also be able to fly business class: Arvind Kejriwal December 7, 2014

    Dubai/New Delhi: Under opposition fire, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal defended travelling in business class to Dubai, saying it was his dream that an 'aam aadmi' should also be able to travel the same way. Kejriwal, who has drawn flak for flying business class, said his party wanted all round...
  • Asha Bhosle to be honoured at the Dubai International Film Festival December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle will be awarded with the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. Bhosle, 81, has recorded more than 12,000 songs and is known for her versatility as a singer be it folk songs, Indian classical music, pop songs, ghazals...
  • Kejriwal flies in business class to Dubai, faces flak from opposition parties December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has come under severe criticism for travelling in the business class of an airplane to Dubai for an event. Opposition parties are up in the arms saying that Kejriwal's 'real face has been exposed' with this incident. However, his party came to his defence...
  • Anil Kapoor, John Abraham to attend 11th Dubai film festival November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindi film celebrities Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal will attend the 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) along with international stars like Emily Blunt, Kelsey Grammer, Eva Longoria and Olga Kurylenko. The festival, which runs Dec 10-17, will feature 118 films from...
  • Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh, Shiv Kapur eye Dubai Open win November 25, 2014

    Dubai: Indian golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Shiv Kapur have hailed the Asian Tour's entry into the Middle East and hope to put their name on the inaugural Dubai Open trophy to be held at the Els Club Dec 18-21. Two-time Asian Tour No.1 Jeev believes the new event, which will...
  • Photos: Photographer captures a panoramic selfie from Dubai's Burj Khalifa at a nauseating height of 2,723 ft above the ground! November 23, 2014

    London: Taking the selfie phenomenon to a new level, a 47-year-old British photographer captured an image of himself on top of Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. Taking the selfie atop the 2,723 ft skyscraper, Gerald Donovan could well have taken the world's highest selfie, The Telegraph...
  • Saudi man divorces wife for ignoring his Whatsapp messages November 17, 2014

    Dubai: A Saudi man has divorced his wife after she ignored his Whatsapp messages despite reading them. The husband, in his 30s, was frustrated by his wife's seemingly endless interest in using her phone for chatting with friends and family. "She spent most of her time on the phone to the...
  • Troubled Jesse Ryder pulls out of Dubai tour November 17, 2014

    Wellington: Troubled cricketer Jesse Ryder's bid to regain a place in the New Zealand team suffered a setback on Monday when he pulled out of an A squad tour to Dubai, citing personal reasons. The withdrawal follows his absence from a provincial match over the weekend. The explosive batsman's career is littered...
  • ICC poised to clear way for Mohammad Amir's return November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir, banned and jailed for spot fixing in one of cricket's darkest episodes, is set to be handed a dramatic return to the sport. The International Cricket Council (ICC) is expected to revise its anti-corruption code at a two-day board meeting starting in Dubai on Sunday,...
  • Pakistan's Junaid Khan out of New Zealand series with injury October 31, 2014

    Pakistan will be without leading paceman, Junaid Khan for the series against New Zealand after he was advised to undergo another six weeks of rehabilitation following his knee injury. The 24-year-old left armer, who has been Pakistan's best fast bowler in recent months, had to return home from the United Arab...
  • 2nd Test: Australia fight to save match after Younis Khan's epic 213 October 31, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday. Younis notched a memorable 213 for his fifth double hundred to steer Pakistan to 570 for 6 declared in their...
  • Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Yousuf October 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Australian bowling attack lacked sharp spinners and that played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory in the first Test on Sunday, former captain Mohammad Yousuf said. Yousuf's comments came after Pakistan rolled over Australia by 221 runs in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. "If you...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5 October 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Chasing a mammoth 438 to win, Australia resume at a precarious 59/4 on the final day of the Dubai Test. Day 4 Round-up: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day...
  • Michael Clarke praises 'gentleman' Younis Khan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Australian skipper Michael Clarke praised record century maker Younis Khan as a "gentleman of the game" after the Pakistani notched a century in each innings in the first Test on Saturday. Younis hit an unbeaten 103, following up his 106 in the first knock, to help Pakistan set Australia a...
  • 1st Test: Australia 59/4 on Day 4 chasing 438 set by Pakistan October 25, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan's inexperienced spinners left Australia struggling at 59 for 4 on Saturday at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test after Younis Khan smashed a record-breaking century to give his team a formidable lead of 437 runs. Australia still need 379 more runs to win after losing four...
  • 1st Test: Australia solid after Pakistan's 454 on day two October 23, 2014

    Dubai: David Warner's aggressive half-century spurred Australia to a solid 113 without loss after Sarfraz Ahmed's belligerent century lifted Pakistan to 454 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Warner raised his sixth consecutive 50-plus score in Tests and was unbeaten on 75 off 77 balls, with seven...
  • Indian man reunited with family after 40 years in Dubai October 23, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla Punathil Usman has been working as a cook in an Arab national's...
  • Indian died after falling from 16th floor in UAE October 22, 2014

    Dubai: A 33-year-old Indian man has died after falling from the balcony of his 16th floor apartment in Sharjah, the fourth such accident in the past five days. The incident took place on Tuesday morning. The police are investigating whether it was a suicide pact or the victim fell accidently...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 October 22, 2014

    Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon TEAM NEWS:...
  • Siddle wants to put pressure on Misbah, Younis in first Test October 22, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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...