Dubai

  • Eyes on the road: UAE police launch a safe-driving campaign warning motorists against selfies-on-wheels 2 days ago

    Dubai: The selfie craze while driving on high-speed highways in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led the police to launch a new safe-driving campaign in Sharjah, media reported. Describing the latest trend of clicking self-portraits 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 53-year-old 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 murder-cum-suicide, 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 eight-year-old 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 Arabic-speaking audience and judges with his oratory skills...
  • Newly-wed Indian woman wins prime property in Dubai radio show July 2, 2014

    A newly-wed 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 11-year-old 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. 30-year-old 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 six-month-old 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 C-section 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 silver-coated 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 20-year-old 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 A-380 Mumbai-Dubai flight from July 21 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Emirates on Wednesday announced the launch of its A-380 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 24-year-old Indian in Dubai, a media report said. The Indian salesman was punched and hit with a lamp before the assailants fled with his...
  • Shah Rukh Khan: I shamelessly want to be a star May 15, 2014

    Dubai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling the silver screen for more than two decades and he says he enjoys being in the public eye and wants no privacy. The 48-year-old actor has appeared in more than 50 Hindi films including several hits like 'Baazigar', 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge',...
  • 25 kg gold worth Rs 6.5 cr seized at Mumbai airport; 2 held May 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Airport Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai Airport on Sunday arrested two passengers, in two different operations, on their arrival from Dubai and seized over 25 kg gold worth Rs 6.5 crore. This is the highest seizure of smuggled gold from the airport in a day, claimed Milind Lanjewar,...
  • Dubai court hears case of Indian stabbed to death on his birthday May 6, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian worker in Dubai stabbed his friend to death in an inebriated state at the latter's birthday party last year. A Dubai court on Monday heard this case. The Indian cook, 29, identified only as SJ, stabbed his fellow countryman, identified as AS, after a heated argument during...
  • UK: Over 60 children fall ill on London-bound flight May 6, 2014

    London: More than 60 children were reported fell ill on Monday morning aboard a London-bound flight after finishing their performance in South Africa. According to the media, London Ambulance Service on Monday morning was called to check over the group of children, whose flight was just landed at the Heathrow Airport,...
  • Delhi Daredevils to nurture cricketing talent in Dubai April 26, 2014

    Dubai: As part of their endeavour to promote cricket and identify and nurture talent at the grassroot level, Delhi Daredevils will be associating with UAE-based G Force Cricket Academy to train budding talent in the city. In a first of its kind initiative, the Daredevils support staff would be holding five-day...
  • IPL 7: Chennai out to further dent Mumbai's title defence April 25, 2014

    Mumbai Indians haven't got on the points table yet in IPL 7, having been blanked in both their matches so far; and their task isn't going to get any easier as they will next face a peaking Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team on Friday. Two confidence-shattering defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • 'Byculla to Bangkok' is a detailed account of political, social scenarios April 18, 2014

    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 April 15, 2014

    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 Sharjah...
  • CBI sets up a special unit to curb fixing in sports April 12, 2014

    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 Tuesday,...
  • N Srinivasan set to attend ICC meeting in Dubai April 9, 2014

    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 to...