Gulf

  • India welcomes deal on Iran's controversial nuclear programme 24-11-2013 05:39 PM

    India, on Sunday, welcomed the prospect of resolution of issues related to Iran's controversial nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy after Tehran agreed to curb it under a deal with six world power. "India welcomes the prospect of resolving questions related to Iran's nuclear programme through dialogue and diplomacy," official...
  • Saudi Arabia bank on Pakistan for nukes, claims report 08-11-2013 12:13 AM

    Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects and believes it could acquire atomic bombs "at will", the BBC reported on Thursday. Saudi Arabia's quest has often been set in the context of countering Iran's atomic programme though it is now possible that the Saudis might be able to...
  • 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off western Mexico coast 20-10-2013 12:20 AM

    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Mexico on Saturday the US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake hit56 miles (90 km) southwest of Huatabampo in Sonora state, . The quake hit at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) in the Gulf of California, USGS said. ...
  • Rahul bats for farmers, sees Amethi as future farm hub 07-10-2013 05:45 PM

    Noting that farmers are suffering due to problems in the food supply chain, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, on Monday, said there is need for ensuring better compensation for the farmers against their produce. Rahul, who laid foundation stone of a mega food park in Jagdishpur here, said that right...
  • GCC seeks stronger ties with India 26-09-2013 04:41 PM

    New York: A ministerial group of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and India discussed here ways to strengthen and develop cooperative relations between them in various fields, and reviewed current regional and international issues of mutual interest. During the meeting, held at the headquarters of the GCC's mission in New...
  • Kollam: 20-year-old mother kills new born baby from her illicit relationship 24-09-2013 02:13 PM

    A new born baby girl was suffocated to death reportedly by her mother at Kulathupuzha in Kollam district, police said on Tuesday. The baby's 20-year-old mother has been taken into custody in connection with the incident, police said. Police said preliminary investigation revealed the woman delivered the baby at the...
  • Indian tanker MT Desh Shanti allowed to leave after 26 days in detention 07-09-2013 01:58 PM

    Having been in detention for nearly 26 days at Iran's Bandar Abbas Port, Indian oil tanker MT Desh Shanti has finally been allowed to leave, two days after the central Iranian authorities ordered its release. "MT Desh Shanti was finally released at 2345 hrs (IST) on September 6th and the...
  • Gulf Islamists irked as monarchs back Egypt's generals 28-08-2013 02:42 AM

    A scuffle broke the reflective atmosphere of Friday prayers in Riyadh's al-Ferdous mosque after the imam deplored the recent bloody crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters by the military in nearby Egypt. The fight between members of the congregation, recorded on a widely circulated Youtube clip and reported by the daily...
  • UAE to host International Conference for Plastics Conversion 26-08-2013 04:09 AM

    The Expo Centre Sharjah will play host to the fifth International Conference for Plastics Conversion, the high-profile industry gathering of plastic converters scheduled for 2014, an official release said on Sunday. GPCA PlastCon 2014 will be organised in association with Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association here from April 7 to...
  • Nigerian pirates release MT Cotton with 24 Indians onboard 22-07-2013 12:30 PM

    New Delhi: Turkish tanker MT Cotton that had been hijacked by Nigerian pirates off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa has been set free. The ship, manned by an all-Indian crew of 24 people, was hijacked last week and released on Monday. A large number of ships, mainly cargo...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 24 Indian crew members off Gabon coast 17-07-2013 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker MT Cotton manned by an all-Indian crew of 24 people has been hijacked off the coast of Gabon in Central Africa. The owners of MT Cotton lost all contact with the ship two days ago. The ship is suspected to have been hijacked by Nigerian...
  • Pirates hijack ship with 20 Indian crew members off Gabon coast 16-07-2013 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: A Turkish tanker flying the Maltese flag with a crew of 20, all of who are Indians, has been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Port-Gentil, Gabon. According to Hurriyet Daily News a Turkish foreign ministry official confirmed that the hijacking took place late on Sunday. "The...
  • Gulf Air to pay Rs 5.32 lakh for deficient service 20-06-2013 06:50 PM

    New Delhi: Gulf Air has been directed by the state consumer commission here to pay a compensation of Rs 5.32 lakh to a businessman for its "deficient" service, as it did not provide him accommodation when his flight from Tehran to Delhi was postponed by a day. The Delhi State...
  • Kairali airlines to commence operations from Nov 1 15-06-2013 06:04 PM

    Kochi: Kairali Airlines, a low cost private sector airline from Kerala, will commence operations from November 1, a top official said. The plan was to start flight services connecting Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode airports to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Mangalore and Lakshadweep with aircraft which would be purchased or leased, Chairman...
  • India warns citizens against travelling to 3 Nigerian states 06-06-2013 08:30 AM

    Abuja: India has issued a travel warning to its nationals in Nigeria urging them to be cautious while visiting the oil-rich nation's troubled northeastern region, where a state of emergency had been declared in May. The High Commission of India in Nigeria, on its website, urged its nationals living in...
  • Mumbai dabbawallas to share success mantra in Dubai 02-06-2013 06:36 PM

    Mumbai: The legendary dabbawalas (lunch-box carriers) in Mumbai, known for their management skills, will feature in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) conference to be held in Dubai on June 4 and 5. Arvind Talekar, spokesperson of Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers' Trust (NMTBST) said that he would represent the 5,000...
  • Etihad confirms taking 24 pc stake in Jet Airways for $ 379 mn 24-04-2013 07:59 PM

    Dubai: Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways confirmed it had taken a 24 per cent minority stake in Jet Airways for $379 million. The Gulf carrier said in an emailed statement it would subscribe to 27.3 million new shares at Rs 754.74 per share. Jet said in a brief statement to the...
  • Iran test-fires new land-to-sea ballsitic missile in Gulf 16-04-2013 04:55 PM

    Dubai: Iran test-fired a new land-to-sea ballistic missile in the Gulf, a senior official said on Tuesday, days before an annual ceremony meant to showcase its military muscle at a time of rising tension with the West over its nuclear activity. Israel has publicly warned of possible air strikes on...
  • US probe rules out wrong doing in Indian fisherman killing 09-04-2013 02:15 AM

    Washington: A US Navy investigation has ruled out any wrong doing into the killing of one Indian fisherman in a firing incident off the Persian Gulf in 2013 that also injured three others. "The investigation found that the use of force was appropriate and in accordance with Chairman, Joint Chiefs...
  • Kerala: Roping in Gulf Malayalis to revive age-old arts 09-11-2012 10:01 AM

    Dubai: He quit India's space agency many years ago to spur a revival of India's cultural traditions across the world. Today, Nataraja 'Soorya' Krishnamoorthy is busy trying to rejuvenate Kerala's age-old arts, enable folk and theatre artists to live a more dignified life and also integrate Malayali artistes living outside...
  • India's friendly against Yemen cancelled 08-11-2012 05:08 PM

    New Delhi: Indias International Friendly against Yemen which was slated to be played on November 14, 2012 in Guwahati stands cancelled. All India Football Federation received an e-mail from the Yemen Football Association on Thursday (November 8) morning that tickets were cancelled due to some problems with the Airlines. 'The...
  • Gulf Oil acquires Houghton International for over $ 1 bn 07-11-2012 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: Hinduja group firm Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd on Wednesday said it is fully acquiring US-based Houghton International Inc for $ 1.045 billion (about over Rs 5,685 crore) through a UK-based subsidiary. "An agreement was signed for the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary in the UK on November 6,...
  • Somali pirates jailed for 10 years in Yemen 20-11-2011 09:58 AM

    Sana'a: A Yemeni criminal court has sentenced 10 Somalis to 10 years in prison after convicting them of piracy in Yemen's territorial waters, the state-run Saba news agency reported. The court based in Mukalla, the provincial capital city in Yemen's southeast province of Hadramout, said that the convicts were arrested...