SHARJAH

  • 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...
  • Social media helps find missing Indian girl in Sharjah October 20, 2014

    Sharjah: A minor Indian girl, who went missing from her home in Sharjah, was found after some five hours -- thanks to social media spreading information about her, media reported Monday. "The missing eight-year-old girl was spotted by a passerby near Joy Alukkas Centre in Rolla," Khaleej Times quoted her father...
  • Sharjah tourism to conduct road shows in 5 Indian cities September 14, 2014

    Dubai: Seeking to attract Indian tourists to some of its exotic locations, Sharjah will organise tourism road shows across five cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, from Monday. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority will conduct road shows in Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore as part of its efforts...
  • Kerala: Gold rods, sheets seized from air passenger June 19, 2014

    Kochi: Nearly 700 grams of gold allegedly smuggled in different forms were seized by customs personnel from a passenger who arrived at the airport from Sharjah on Thursday. The passenger had kept concealed two sixinches long gold rods and four gold sheets, totally weighing 699.5 grams and valued at about Rs...
  • 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...
  • Indian found dead under mysterious circumstances in UAE May 19, 2014

    Dubai: A 30yearold Indian man in the UAE has been found dead on a boat under mysterious circumstances. The body of MSH, identified only by his initials, was found on the boat by some workers in Sharjah on Sunday, Gulf News reported. Police and CID officials recovered the body from the scene...
  • 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...
  • India beat West Indies by 46 runs to finish fifth in U-19 World Cup February 27, 2014

    Sharjah: India finished fifth in the Under-19 World Cup after a strong batting effort saw them overcome the West Indies by 46 runs in a high-scoring classification match on Thursday. In the fifth/sixth position play-off match, India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul's century to emerge victorious at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Opting to bat...
  • 3rd Test: Azhar Ali leads Pakistan's dramatic win over Sri Lanka January 20, 2014

    Sharjah: Azhar Ali hit a superb century as Pakistan notched a thrilling fivewicket victory against Sri Lanka by scoring a rapid 302 for 5 in the third Test on Monday to level the series 11. Ali blazed 103 off 137 balls with six fours and captain MisbahulHaq remained unbeaten on 68...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2 January 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 roundup: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal picked up two wickets in the last session to restrict Sri Lanka to 220 for 5 at stumps on the first day. Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene scored 52 and 47 respectively to put...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 1 January 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: Pakistan dropped Hafeez and Rahat Ali, while injury ruled out Bilwal Bhatti. Abdur Rehman, Azhar and Mohammad Talha came in. Sri Lanka made one change, giving a Test debut...
  • Indian held at Sharjah Airport while trying to smuggle gold January 12, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man was on Saturday arrested at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates while trying to smuggle out 12 gold biscuits to India. The suspect, who was identified Gh.R.A. was nabbed by customs officers at the airport. He was heading to India according to an official spokesperson...
  • Sanju Samson's family owe everything to Rahul Dravid January 5, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Samson family here owes the phenomenal growth of their cricketer son Sanju to former India captain Rahul Dravid. The Samsons are basking in glory after Sanju smashed a quickfire century in Sharjah Saturday to help India beat Pakistan in the final and win the Under19 Asia Cup. "It was Dravid...
  • 22yearold Indian student found dead in Sharjah December 25, 2013

    A 22yearold Indian woman student was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Sharjah, prompting the UAE police to launch a probe. The student's father told police he was shocked to discover his only child hanging from a rope in her bedroom at 2pm on Sunday. He was later taken into police...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Sharjah December 18, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq have won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the first oneday international in Sharjah. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two subcontinent powerhouse, face each other in the first of the fiveODI series in...
  • Afghanistan brace for historic Pakistan Twenty20 December 8, 2013

    Sharjah: Afghanistan will get another boost as a fledgling cricketing nation when they play former world champions Pakistan for the first time in a Twenty20 international in Sharjah on Sunday. The Afghans learnt the game in Pakistan as refugees during the Russian invasion of their country in 1979 and have...
  • South Africa eye winning start against Pakistan October 29, 2013

    Sharjah: South African captain AB de Villiers vowed to attack Pakistan for a winning start at the opening oneday match in Sharjah on Wednesday despite his team being down two key playmakers. South Africa are missing both star batsman Hashim Amla and spearhead Dale Steyn for the first two matches of...
  • Dawood entered India's dressing room in Sharjah: Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Vengsarkar said the fugitive gangster was introduced by the famous actor Mehmood as a businessman. ...
  • Dawood offered cars to Indian cricketers in 1986, reveals Vengsarkar October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Former skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Monday made a startling revelation about underworld don Dawood Ibrahim entering the Indian team dressing room and offering the players cars if they beat Pakistan in the final of the Sharjah tournament in 1986. Vengsarkar claimed that Dawood had walked into the team's dressing room...
  • Afghanistan want direct passage to World Cup: Coach September 30, 2013

    Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan is backing his team to clinch backtoback wins over Kenya in Sharjah on Wednesday and Friday and seal direct qualification for a maiden outing at the World Cup. "It is very important for us to qualify directly, otherwise there would be extra pressure on the boys to...
  • SpiceJet starts Pune-Sharjah flight; eyes pact with Air Arabia September 20, 2013

    Pune: Budget carrier SpiceJet, which Friday announced the launch of Pune-Sharjah flight from Saturday, said it is in talks with Air Arabia for an "interline arrangement". In aviation parlance, an "interline arrangement" is a deal under which the same ticket covers different legs of the journey flown by different airlines. "We are...
  • UAE to host International Conference for Plastics Conversion August 26, 2013

    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 10...
  • SpiceJet to start direct flights connecting PuneSharjah August 21, 2013

    Low cost airline SpiceJet on Wednesday announced the launch of direct services between Pune and Sharjah that will begin from September 21. The airline will be deploying its New Generation Boeing 737800 (189 seater aircraft) on this route, SpiceJet said in a release issued at Pune. Pune is the third Indian...
  • Pakistan keen to play daynight Test against SL August 15, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan is keen to become the first Test playing nation to play a day and night Test match when they host Sri Lanka for a full series later this year in the United Arab Emirates. Pakistan has proposed to Sri Lanka Cricket to play one of the three Tests in...
  • Indian girl fools mother, tries to run away with gold to settle abroad with Pakistani boyfriend August 14, 2013

    An Indian girl and her Pakistani boyfriend have been arrested for trying to rob and smuggle 20 kilograms of her mother's gold jewellery in order to settle down outside the country, Sharjah Police have said. The 20yearold girl, identified only by her initials as NKD, disappeared after her mother left her...
  • Dubai charity gives Eid clothes to 7,000 people August 5, 2013

    Dubai: Around 7,000 underprivileged people, including orphans, in Dubai have received new clothes ahead of Eid alFitr from the Dubai Charity Association. The association also plans to distribute Zakat alFitr, charity given to the poor at the end of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan, to around 40,000 families in...
  • Tendulkar was born to play cricket: Nayan Mongia April 23, 2013

    Kolkata: Fifteen years have passed since Nayan Mongia watched and enjoyed at the other end as Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his 25th birthday with a glorious 134 in the Sharjah final against Australia but its momories are as fresh as morning dew ahead of his former teammate's 40th birthday. As the Mumbai...
  • Clarke lauds Australia's Sharjah heroics September 4, 2012

    Sharjah: Captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday praised a professional Australia on foiling Pakistan's bid to win a oneday international series, saying the players were really proud of their performance. Australia edged out Pakistan by three wickets in a hardfought third and final match early on Tuesday, preventing their rivals from winning...
  • 3rd ODI: Pak, Aus gear up for series decider September 2, 2012

    Pakistan and Australia go into the threeODI series decider at Sharjah on Monday. The rubber is presently tied at 11. After losing the first ODI without any real fight, the Pakistanis, under MisbahulHaq, bounced back in tremendous style as they thumped the Kangaroos by 7 wickets in the second game on...
  • We stuck to plan to beat Pakistan: Starc August 29, 2012

    Sharjah: Lanky paceman Mitchell Starc on Wednesday said Australia stuck to their plans during their hardfought fourwicket win over Pakistan, negotiating rival spinners very well. Australia edged out Pakistan in the first limitedovers international here on Tuesday to take a 10 lead in the threematch series, with ManoftheMatch Starc returning career...