Dubai

  • 'Byculla to Bangkok' is a detailed account of political, social scenarios 17-04-2014 11:45 PM

    S Hussain Zaidi is a veteran when it comes to crime reporting. An illustrious journalist, he has written for a number of dailies and periodicals such as The Indian Express, The Asian Age, Mid-Day and others. He has covered a number of investigative articles and some very high-profile criminal news...
  • Jet Airways to temporary shift operations to Sharjah 15-04-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will shift its Dubai-based operations to Sharjah due to the closure of runway at Dubai airport from May 1 to July 20, 2014. "Jet Airways will operate some of its flights with a revised timing during this period to and from...
  • CBI sets up a special unit to curb fixing in sports 12-04-2014 05:45 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has set up a Sports Frauds Investigation Unit (SFIO), to tackle corruption in sports and to stop the match-fixing plague in cricket. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the setting up of the SFIO is likely to be announced by the CBI on...
  • N Srinivasan set to attend ICC meeting in Dubai 08-04-2014 07:18 PM

    New Delhi: Under-fire N Srinivasan is all set to attend the ICC executive board meeting in Dubai on April 9-10 as BCCI's "representative" despite being sidelined from the Cricket Board's affairs following a Supreme Court directive. A senior BCCI official confirmed that Srinivasan "will attend the ICC Board meeting", according...
  • Abhijeet Gupta highest ranked Indian in Dubai open 07-04-2014 06:34 PM

    Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta will start as the highest rated Indian in the strong Dubai International open chess tournament that gets underway on Tuesday. A winner of this tournament in 2011, Gupta recently won the Al-Ain Classic in the UAE and the country remains one of...
  • IPL 7 tickets for UAE-leg go on sale on Thursday 02-04-2014 05:32 PM

    New Delhi: Sales of tickets for the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL), that will be held April 16-June 1, will start Thursday and these have been priced in the range of 20-50 dirhams depending on the venue. While online sale through iplt20.com and ticketmaster.ae starts Thursday, tickets...
  • Indian wins $272,000 payout in Dubai 31-03-2014 11:04 PM

    A court in Dubai has awarded one million dirhams (or $272,257) to an Indian expatriate as compensation after a car accident left him paralysed, a daily reported on Monday. Identified as A.K., the man was travelling in a car from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah in 2012 when he met with...
  • Dubai man sets world record for most bungee jumps in 24 hours 31-03-2014 01:08 PM

    Dubai: A 33-year-old professional fitness coach here has set a Guinness World record for most bungee jumps in 24 hours, by taking the plunge a nerve-shattering 151 times. Colin Phillips, originally from the UK, broke the world record for most bungee jumps in 24 hours by diving 151 times during...
  • Indian organisation to charter flights for Kerala voters 18-03-2014 11:54 AM

    A Dubai-based Indian organisation plans to charter flights for Kerala voters who wish to vote in the next month's Lok Sabha elections. The Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC), which has 50,300 members in the UAE 20,500 of whom are in Dubai would be flying Keralities, eligible to vote, on April...
  • Delhi-bound Air India flight grounded in Paris over a spoiler snag 16-03-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi-bound Air India flight was grounded in Paris following a spoiler snag. 236 passengers were on board Air India's flight AI 142 which had to be grounded just when it was to take off from Paris CDG Airport on Saturday night as the aircraft's spoilers - speed...
  • Honey Singh celebrated his 31st birthday in Dubai, said he stopped growing at 22 15-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Mumbai: Rocking rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh turned 31 Saturday with a secret party with his close friends in Dubai. He flew to Dubai Friday. Confirming this, he said: "Yes, I flew into Dubai with my close friends and family for my birthday. I've been working really hard. So I...
  • With 189 passengers onboard, Dubai-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing 08-03-2014 11:29 PM

    A Dubai-bound Air India Express flight with 189 passengers onboard on Saturday made an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after it was diverted here due to technical issue. A spokesperson of the airline said all the passengers were safe and another aircraft was arranged to fly them...
  • Federer beats Berdych to claim sixth Dubai title 01-03-2014 11:53 PM

    Dubai: Roger Federer subdued Tomas Berdych 3-6 6-4 6-3 in the final to win the Dubai Championship on Saturday, the Swiss maestro's 78th singles title. Federer, who also recovered from a set down to stun world number two Novak Djokovic in Friday's semi-finals, again struggled early on but dug deep...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi bag their first title after re-union 01-03-2014 10:16 PM

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi today won their first ATP title after re-union as they beat Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships here. The second seeded 'Indo-Pak Express' duo beat their top seeded opponents Nestor of...
  • U-19 World Cup: Resurgent Pakistan face tough test against South Africa in final 01-03-2014 08:31 AM

    Dubai: South Africa will aim to break the title drought when they lock horns with two-time champion Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday. South Africa finished runner-up in the 2002 and 2008 tournaments while Pakistan remains the only side to...
  • Roger Federer defeats Novak Djokovic in Dubai semi-final 28-02-2014 10:56 PM

    Dubai: Third-seeded Roger Federer ended top-seeded Novak Djokovic's chance of defending his Dubai Championships title with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 semi-final win Friday. Federer will be looking for his sixth Dubai title when he plays third-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in Saturday's final. Federer now leads Djokovic 17-15...
  • Tomas Berdych reaches 2nd straight Dubai final 28-02-2014 10:38 PM

    Dubai: Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych reached his second consecutive Dubai Championships final with a tough 7-5, 7-5 semi-final win over seventh-seeded Philiipp Kohlschreiber of Germany on Friday. The semi-final win extends his winning streak to 11. Berdych arrived in Dubai having won his first title in over a year at Rotterdam...
  • Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic to meet in Dubai semi-finals 28-02-2014 09:24 AM

    Five-times champion Roger Federer brushed aside Lukas Rosol on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final clash with Novak Djokovic in the Dubai Championship. Federer eased through 6-2 6-2 while holder Djokovic enjoyed a walkover when quarter-final opponent Mikhail Youzhny withdrew through illness. Third seed Tomas Berdych, who finished runner-up...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi dump Bhupathi-Istomin in Dubai ATP event 27-02-2014 08:35 PM

    Dubai: Second seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi survived a scare before diffusing the challenge of Mahesh Bhupathi and Denis Istomin in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Thursday. The Indo-Pak Express came back from a set down to beat their unseeded but very...
  • Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer reach quarters of Dubai Open 27-02-2014 09:07 AM

    Dubai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic needed less than an hour to advance at the Dubai Championships on Wednesday, while Roger Federer faced a struggle to seal his place in the quarter-finals. Top-seeded Djokovic swept to a 6-1, 6-3 win over 51st-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in just 57 minutes,...
  • Bhupathi, Istomin advance to quarter-finals of Dubai ATP event 26-02-2014 10:53 PM

    Dubai: Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Denis Istomin erased a one set deficit to edge past Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea in their opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, here on Wednesday. Bhupathi and Uzbekistan's Istomin defeated the Austrian-Romanian pair 4-6, 6-3, 16-14 in an hour and...
  • Somdev Devvarman's campaign ends after defeat to Malek Jaziri in Dubai 26-02-2014 06:06 PM

    Dubai: A profligate Somdev Devvarman crashed out of the singles event of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after a straight set defeat against fellow wild card Malek Jaziri in the second round on Wednesday. Coming into the match following an upset win over second seed Juan Martin Del Potro, the...
  • Novak Djokovic wins, Del Potro retires in Dubai 26-02-2014 08:56 AM

    Dubai: Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a straight sets victory over Denis Istomin, while second-seeded Juan Martin del Potro had to retire from his first-round match on Tuesday. Top-seeded Djokovic, who is making only his second appearance this year after reaching the quarterfinals of...
  • Dubai Open: Somdev Devvarman upsets Juan Martin del Potro to enter second round 25-02-2014 08:32 PM

    Dubai: India number one Somdev Devvarman on Tuesday recorded the biggest win of his career by beating world number five Juan Martin Del Potro but the victory came when the Argentine retired mid-way into the first round match of the Dubai Duty Free Championships. Somdev, ranked 78, had won the...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi enter quarters in Dubai 25-02-2014 11:24 AM

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi progressed to the doubles quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Championships after overcoming qualifiers Nikolay Davydenko and Victor Hanescu via Super Tie breaker, here. The second seeded Indo-Pak pair defeated the Russian-Romanian combo 6-1 5-7 10-8 in one hour and 28 minutes in the...
  • Roger Federer wins opener in Dubai 24-02-2014 11:08 PM

    United Arab Emirates: Roger Federer began his campaign for a record sixth Dubai Championships title with a 6-1, 6-4, win over Benjamin Becker of Germany on Monday. The eighth-ranked Federer has never dropped a set to Becker in four matches played. Federer and top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who will play his...
  • Venus Williams wins Dubai title for 3rd time 23-02-2014 09:08 AM

    United Arab Emirates: Venus Williams won her 45th career WTA title at the Dubai Championships in an impressive 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet of France in the final on Saturday. The 44th-ranked Williams, playing courtesy of a wild card, also won this title in 2009 and 2010. She's won...
  • Serena Williams upset by Cornet in Dubai semis 21-02-2014 10:37 PM

    Dubai: Alize Cornet scored her first career victory over a No. 1 player when she upset Serena Williams 6-4, 6-4 in the Dubai Championships semi-finals on Friday. The 26th-ranked Cornet's win ruined the chances of a first all-Williams final anywhere since 2009. Venus Williams defeated eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2...
  • Venus Williams beats Wozniacki in Dubai semi-finals 21-02-2014 10:01 PM

    Dubai: Venus Williams dominated eighth-seeded Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final of the Dubai Championships on Friday. "I feel like I've just gotten so much better since my first round to now, just feeling comfortable on the court, feeling comfortable when I'm behind, feeling comfortable when I'm in...
  • Venus Williams makes Dubai semis in 2 sets 20-02-2014 10:07 PM

    Dubai: Venus Williams has reached her fourth career Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semifinal with a 6-3, 7-5 win over qualifier Flavia Pennetta of Italy. The American, who won this title in 2009 and 2010, squandered her first chance of victory. Serving at 5-4, she lost a match point when...