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Indian worker at Dubai airport held for stealing mangoes
Dubai, Sep 13 (IANS) An Indian man working at the Dubai International Airport faced a trial at the Court of First Instance for stealing two mangoes from the baggage of a traveller.
2019-09-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Rwanda, UNHCR, AU to evacuate refugees from Libya
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS/AKI) The Rwandan government, the United Nations refugee agency and the African Union on Wednesday agreed to jointly evacuate refugees from Libya, where some 4,700 people are currently detained in dire conditions, UNHCR said in a statement.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
India tears into Pak, highlights its poor human rights record
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS) India tore into Pakistan at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday for raking up the Jammu and Kashmir issue, saying a country with a "gory record" on human rights had presented "false" and "concocted" narrative and asserted that New Delhi will accept no foreign interference on the internal matter.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Pak raises J&K issue at UNHRC; India to counter
Geneva, Sep 10 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday raked up the Jammu and Kashmir issue at the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), talking about the restrictions imposed and detention of political leaders among other things.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Politics
200 unpaid Indian workers in UAE to get wages
Dubai, Sep 10 (IANS) Some 200 unpaid Indian workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who have been surviving for months without basic facilities, were set to receive their wages soon, it was reported on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
UAE court dismisses cheque case against Kerala politician
Dubai/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 8 (IANS) Kerala politician Thushar Vellapally, who was arrested last month in the UAE in a cheque default case, on Sunday got a full discharge in the case.
2019-09-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
UNHCR chief alarmed by statelessness risk in India's Assam
Geneva, Sep 2 (IANS/AKI) United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi has voiced concern at the publication of a National Register of Citizens in India's northeast state of Assam that could leave some 1.9 million people in danger of becoming stateless.
2019-09-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Global trade regime for wildlife gets more teeth
Geneva, Aug 28 (IANS) The triennial World Wildlife Conference, known formally as CoP18 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), on Wednesday responded to extinction crisis by strengthening international trade regime for wildlife.
2019-08-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Stokes was more popular than Taylor Swift during Headingley Test
Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) England all-rounder Ben Stokes took the sporting world by storm after his unbeaten 135 helped England chase down 359 against Australia to level the series 1-1 and keep their campaign alive in the Ashes.
2019-08-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
#Motherhood: Sunny Leone helps daughter finish homework
Dubai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone did not forget her mommy duties on her vacation here as she helped her daughter Nisha finish her homework.
2019-08-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Squads, officials named for Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier
Dubai, Aug 21 (IANS) The ICC Womens T20 World Cup Qualifier will be held from August 31 to September 7 at the Forfarshire Cricket Club in Dundee and the Arbroath Cricket Club, both in Scotland, a statement said.
2019-08-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
'Sacred Games' gives Indian expat in UAE sleepless nights
Sharjah, Aug 20 (IANS) An Indian expat in Sharjah has been flooded with unsolicited phone calls from around the world ever since the second season of the hit crime thriller "Sacred Games" released on Netflix on August 15.
2019-08-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Politics
UN bodies agree to monitor threats against environment defenders
Geneva, Aug 16 (IANS) As threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights intensify in many parts of the world, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office have prioritised efforts to promote and protect environmental and human rights with the signing of a new cooperation agreement on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife
Indian expats celebrate I-Day in UAE
Dubai, Aug 15 (IANS) Indian expatriates on Thursday gathered at the consulate here and the embassy in Abu Dhabi to mark the 73rd Independence Day and witnessed the unfurling of the Tricolour.
2019-08-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Plant-based diet can fight climate change, says UN
Geneva, Aug 8 (IANS) The target of keeping global warming below 2 degrees will not be possible without changes in land use, paired with new food consumption habits such as switching to a plant-based diet, a United Nations report said on Thursday.
2019-08-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society
Bangladesh urged to heed UN recommendations on torture
Geneva, July 30 (IANS) Bangladesh should implement the recommendations made by the UN Committee against Torture to end the widespread practice of torture in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
2019-07-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
ICC backs Kumar Dharmasena's decision in World Cup final
Dubai, July 28 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has backed umpire Kumar Dharmasena after he was targeted for his controversial overthrow call in the World Cup final 2019 recently.
2019-07-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO calls for increased global action against tobacco
Geneva, July 27 (IANS) Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco use, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest tobacco report shows more could be done to help people quit the addictive substance.
2019-07-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Kohli remains atop ICC Test rankings for batsmen
Dubai, July 23 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli retained his number one spot in the latest ICC Test batsmen's rankings, a statement from the international body said on Tuesday. Kohli is on 922 points with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (913) just behind him and Cheteshwar Pujara (881) third in the rankings list.
2019-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian comedian dies on stage in Dubai
Dubai, July 21 (IANS) Indian comedian Manjunath Naidu died on stage while performing a stand-up act in Dubai.
2019-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Runaway Indian boy in Sharjah returns home
Sharjah, July 19 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian boy, who sneaked out of his home in Sharjah over two weeks ago after apparently being scolded by his mother, returned home to his family here on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS
Geneva, July 16 (IANS) The UNAIDS in its latest report issued on Tuesday said that globally, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV in 2018, a 16 per cent decline since 2010, driven mostly by steady progress across most of eastern and southern Africa.
2019-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Dubai to offer free 30-day alcohol licence for tourists
Dubai, July 12 (IANS) Dubai will now offer a free 30-day alcohol licence for tourists, a move that ensures visitors will not be penalised for breaking the law, the media reported on Friday.
2019-07-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Human Interest/Society
Sharjah issues 1st golden card visa to Indian expat businessman
Sharjah, July 9 (IANS) Sharjahs first Golden Card visa was issued to an Indian expat businessman, as part of the permanent residency system tailored for investors.
2019-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Kuwaitis plan to apply for 'gay' rights
Kuwait City, July 9 (IANS) A group of citizens in Kuwait have planed to submit a request to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour next month to announce a "gay" society in the Muslim nation where LGBTQI members can be prosecuted under a "debauchery" law.
2019-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN urges release of all migrants detained in Libya
Geneva, July 3 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations on Wednesday called for all migrants held in Libya to be freed and evacuated from the war-wracked country and the closure of its detention centres after a deadly air strike on Tripoli's Tajoura facility killed at least 44 people overnight.
2019-07-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Indian Consulate in Dubai offer help to 300 unpaid workers
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) Consulate General of India in Dubai has stepped in to resolve the issue of over 300 expat workers of a private firm here, who were struggling to make ends meet as they have not received their salaries for several months, the media reported.
2019-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Credible proof linking MBS to Khashoggi killing: UN expert
Geneva, June 19 (IANS) There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN special rapporteur said in a report on Wednesday.
2019-06-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Young Indian expat drowns in UAE
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) A 25-year-old Indian expat drowned off a beach in the UAE city of Umm Al Quwain as he went for a "regular swim" with his friends, the media reported.
2019-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
UAE-based Indian expat collects over 2,000 coins
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) An 85-year-old Indian expatriate in Dubai has collected over 2,000 foreign coins and banknotes, a hobby he started when he was just 12-years-old, the media reported.
2019-06-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
8 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai accident
Dubai, June 7 (IANS) Eight Indians were among the 17 people who were killed when a tourist bus from Oman rammed into a signboard in Dubai, the Consulate General of India (CGI) here said on Friday.
2019-06-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Expats in UAE worried as Nipah virus detected in Kerala
Dubai, June 6 (IANS) UAE-based Malayalis have expressed concern for their loved ones back home, as a Kerala youth tested positive for the Nipah virus, leading to a number of traders and travellers taking precautionary measures, the media reported.
2019-06-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Nearly 100 refugees moved to safety in Tripoli
Geneva, June 4 (IANS/AKI) A total of 96 refugees held in the squalid Zintan detention centre in the war-wracked Libyan capital, Tripoli, have been moved to a safe location, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said on Tuesday.
2019-06-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Indian expats in Dubai cheer Modi's swearing in
Dubai, May 31 (IANS) At a live screening in Dubai's India Club that broadcast Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony, a group of Indian expats cheered as he took oath for a second term in office.
2019-05-31
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Dubai-based Indian names newborn son 'Narendra Modi'
Dubai, May 27 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian expat has named his newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi, as an honour to the Indian Prime Minister's resounding victory in the recently concluded general elections, the media reported on Monday.
2019-05-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Dubai-based Indian boy finalist in Google Science Fair
Dubai, May 26 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian boy has ranked among the top 100 regional finalists for the Google Science Fair global contest for his project to make street lights smarter, the media reported.
2019-05-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
$10 million prize pot for World Cup
Dubai, May 17 (IANS) The upcoming ICC ODI World Cup will see the winners of the 10-team tournament earn a purse of $4 million, the highest prize money to date, along with the trophy that they will lift at the Lords on July 16.
2019-05-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,World Cup 2019,Cricket
ICC clears Liam Plunkett of ball tampering
Dubai, May 13 (IANS) England pacer Liam Plunkett has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the International Cricket Council (ICC) following allegations that he might have tampered the ball during the second ODI against Pakistan played at Southampton.
2019-05-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Sanath Jayasundara charged under ICC anti-corruption code
Dubai, May 11 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Sanath Jayasundara with two counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. Jayasundara, a performance analyst at Sri Lanka Cricket, has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect.
2019-05-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Bangladeshi worker jailed in Dubai for molesting Indian minor
Dubai, April 30 (IANS) A Dubai court has sentenced a Bangladeshi worker to six months in jail for molesting an Indian minor girl, the media reported.
2019-04-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Indian mission warns UAE jobseekers over visa status
Dubai, April 30 (IANS) The Indian mission in Dubai has warned people jobseekers to check their visa status with the Pravasi Bharatiya Sahayata Kendra (PBSK), folllowing the deportation of 17 Indians who came into the UAE with fake employment visas in 2017.
2019-04-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Claire Polosak: First woman umpire in men's ODI
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) Australia's Claire Polosak will create history by becoming the first woman umpire ever to stand in a men's ODI when she takes the field in the final of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 on Saturday.
2019-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pakistan announce 23 Probables for World Cup 2019
Dubai, April 5 (IANS) Experienced Pakistan cricketers Wahab Riaz, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad are likely to miss the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as they have not been included in the list of 23 probables for the 15-member squad.
2019-04-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kohli elated as India retain Test Championship Mace
Dubai, April 1 (IANS) Virat Kohli-led India have retained the ICC Test Championship Mace and won the purse of $1 million for a third year running after finishing at the top of the ICC Test Team rankings on the cut-off date of April, while New Zealand have ensured second place.
2019-04-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Pat Cummins to return home from Pakistan series
Dubai, March 29 (IANS) Following the tradition of resting key players ahead of the World Cup, Australia's star pacer Pat Cummins will return home from here, missing the two remaining one-day internationals against Pakistan.
2019-03-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Uber to acquire Dubai-based Careem for $3.1 billion
Dubai, March 26 (IANS) Ride-hailing giant Uber on Tuesday said it is acquiring the Dubai-based rival Careem for $3.1 billion, which will comprise $1.7 billion in convertible notes and $1.4 billion in cash.
2019-03-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Technology
Don't need job to help world: Indian student at UNHRC
Geneva, March 25 (IANS) Indian student Wonder Nayal, who spoke at the UN Human Rights Council here last week on the Sri Lankan Civil War and the time given to the island government to investigate war crimes during it, feels that one shouldn't wait for a title or an occupation to initiate change.
2019-03-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
UAE man sacked, deported for celebrating NZ attack
Dubai, March 20 (IANS) A company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said they have fired and deported one of their employees for posting a comment on Facebook celebrating the terror attacks in New Zealand.
2019-03-20
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Terrorism
SRK sets out on Dubai adventure to unravel secrets
Dubai, March 18 (IANS) In an Indiana Jones style promotional campaign for Dubai Tourism, its ambassador and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is seen performing death defying stunts to unravel mysteries.
2019-03-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
ICC ODI Rankings: Kohli, Rohit dominate top slots
Dubai, March 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma remained number one and two, despite India's home series defeat to Australia, in the latest ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings, according to an ICC statement.
2019-03-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket