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  • Indian died after falling from 16th floor in UAE 1 week ago

    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...
  • Reigning US Open champion Marin Cilic joins UAE Royals' IPTL campaign October 19, 2014

    Dubai: Reigning US Open champion and World No. 9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based IPTL franchise, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Together with World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Cilic will lead the UAE Royals amongst the world's finest players from...
  • Indian school girl suffocates to death in school bus in UAE October 8, 2014

    Dubai: A 4-year-old Indian schoolgirl died after she fell asleep inside a bus and left alone for several hours by the driver and the bus supervisor in UAE's capital Abu Dhabi. Naziha Lal Ahmed, KG1 student of a private Al Worood school, was found dead after she apparently suffocated inside the...
  • Indian stands trial for killing compatriot over unpaid rent September 25, 2014

    Dubai: A 31-year-old Indian in the UAE have been accused of strangulating his compatriot for not paying rent collected by him to give to their landlord. The worker, identified only as KF allegedly attacked his compatriot and strangled him in October last year, a court was told on Wednesday. Prosecutors accused...
  • Asian Games 2014: UAE judokas disqualified over residency September 21, 2014

    The United Arab Emirates' threeman judo team has been thrown out of the Asian Games for failing to meet the required residency rules, an official said on Sunday. Victor Scvortov, Mihail Marchitan and Ivan Remarenco have all switched allegiance from Moldova to the UAE over the past couple of years. "Scvortov has...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 05 by UAE in their opening match September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 05 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 30...
  • Asian Games football: India men out to prove a point September 14, 2014

    Incheon: After delays and question marks over their participation, India U23 men's football team have it all to prove when they open their Asian Games campaign against last edition's silver medallists United Arab Emirates in a Group G match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex main stadium on Monday. Both the men...
  • Dubai: Indian woman charged for having illegitimate child September 2, 2014

    Dubai: An Indian man filed a case in a court in the UAE against his wife, who gave birth to a child in 2010 despite their not having sex for eight years, a media report said on Tuesday. The man, who is identified only as RJ, 48, said that he moved...
  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series August 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...
  • 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...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • 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...
  • UAE's TAQA pulls out of $1.6 billion India power deal July 24, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi National Energy Co (TAQA)TAQA.AD is pulling out of a $1.6 billion deal to buy two Indian hydroelectric power plants because of "a change in strategy", a senior TAQA official told Reuters on Thursday. The official, who declined to be named under briefing rules, did not give further...
  • 37 Indian suicides in six UAE emirates in 2014 July 18, 2014

    Dubai: At least 37 Indian nationals committed suicide in six of the seven emirates of the UAE in the first half of 2014, latest figures from the Indian consulate in Dubai show. These suicides were reported from Dubai and the Northern Emirates comprising Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm alQuuwain and Ras alKhaimah....
  • Indian boy chosen 'Preacher of the Nation' in UAE July 17, 2014

    Dubai: An eightyearold 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 Arabicspeaking audience and judges with his oratory skills...
  • India pays $550 million in oil dues to Iran: Sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India paid a second installment of $550 million in oil dues to Iran on Tuesday under an interim deal that has allowed Tehran access to $4.2 billion in blocked funds globally, two industry sources said. Asian buyers such as Japan and South Korea have already cleared some of the...
  • UAEbased Indian businessman offers jobs to 46 Indian nurses July 6, 2014

    Dubai: A leading UAEbased Indian businessman has offered jobs to 46 Indian nurses who returned to their homeland after being stranded for about a month in the militantsheld region in Iraq. NMC Healthcare Group CEO Dr B R Shetty has made the offer to nurses, assuring them he would find place...
  • Etihad Airways to start more flights between India and UAE July 1, 2014

    Dubai: Etihad Airways will start more flights from the UAE to India by increasing the frequency of flights to Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kozhikode and Hyderabad this summer, the country's national carrier said on Tuesday. Due to strong demand from business and leisure travellers, a doubledaily frequency will be operated to...
  • Experiments of Indian student from UAE to be fired into space June 22, 2014

    Dubai: An 11yearold 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...
  • Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan working on new delivery for Lyon June 20, 2014

    Sydney: Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia's top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan. The world's leading Test wicket taker has been helping Lyon in Colombo and this week agreed to join the Australian...
  • 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...
  • SpiceJet partners Visas of the World to provide visa services May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Nofrills carrier SpiceJet has tied up with gulfbased Visas of the World to offer its customers seamless visa services for the UAE. Under the pact, the two partners together will provide a 30day visa for AED 290 and 96hour visa for AED 245 or its equivalent in Indian rupee...
  • Dav Whatmore to help 2015 World Cup minnows May 8, 2014

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday that Australian coach Dav Whatmore will help Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and the UAE prepare for the 2015 World Cup as part of the world body's High Performance Programme (HPP). Whatmore, who has previously coached Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will work closely with...
  • IPL Governing Council lauds success of UAE leg May 3, 2014

    Ranchi: The Indian Premier League's Governing Council on Saturday lauded the event's success in the UAE, claiming that the first leg of the tournament fetched "unprecedented success" in terms of fan turnout, television viewership and ticket collections. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the numbers that matter...
  • Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad meet to sign off UAE leg of IPL 7 April 29, 2014

    Mumbai Indians' IPL7 roster remains devoid of a win after four games, and on Wednesday, when they play the 20th and last match of Season 7's UAE leg against Sunrisers Hyderabad, two points is what they will want to fly home with. Mumbai have hit rockbottom in their title defence,...
  • 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 UAEbased 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 fiveday...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application April 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will have to wait for two weeks to learn if he will be allowed to go abroad to visit his ailing mother after a court on Wednesday adjourned the case till May 7. Musharraf, who is in Karachi for medical treatment and to visit...
  • 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...
  • IPL fever hits UAE; tickets for opening games sold out April 15, 2014

    Dubai: With the opening match of IPL only a day away, the excitement among sports enthusiasts in the United Arab Emirates has reached fever pitch with the first four games of the season, as well as the double header here on 25 April, already being sold out. ...
  • Kolkata Knight Riders can create magic, says Mike Horn April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Renowned adventurer and explorer Mike Horn shared his life experiences with the Kolkata Knight Riders as part of their build-up for the upcoming Indian Premier League and said the team is capable of creating magic this season. "I find working with KKR really relaxing. The surrounding is much more...