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Didn't take cash, went in sandals to UAE: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday defended his decision to flee Afghanistan, saying it as the only way to prevent bloodshed. "I didn't want the bloodshed to commence in Kabul as it had in......

Explosion at major global port in Dubai causes huge fire

An explosion inside a container on a ship docked at the Dubai port caused a massive fire on the vessel and shook the gleaming commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, authorities said on......

UAE bans travel from India due to COVID situation

The United Arab Emirates has banned travel from India for 10 days from Sunday due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country. The travel ban will come into effect from 11.59 pm on......

'Pakistan realises it is no longer business as usual'

'Their deteriorating economic and international situation is also responsible for being more reasonable.' IMAGE: Border Security Force personnel patrol the Line of Control in Jammu. Photograph:......

Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 conferred on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 is being conferred on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the culture ministry said on Monday.   IMAGE: Billboard of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Sylhet,......

Mukesh Ambani bats for bridging the digital divide

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Monday pressed for bridging the digital divide "both among nations and within nations", saying connectivity and communications have become the fundamental rights of......

Time for Modi to use India's market size as a weapon

Opening up India's market to neighbouring countries can be as strategic as access denial to others.The game should be played both ways, even if it upsets domestic business lobbies, observes T N......

8 lakh Indians may be forced to leave as Kuwait approves expat quota bill

According to the bill, Indians should not exceed 15 per cent of the population.  IMAGE: A special flight from Kuwait with 177 Indians landed at Ahmedabad International Airport during the......

Nipah scare: Fruit and vegetables from Kerala banned in Gulf

Region takes about a third of all Indian fruit shipment and quarter of vegetables sold abroad; consignments from other states could face ban, too, if virus not contained With Kerala continuing to......

Petrol, diesel prices cut after 16 days -- by 1 paisa

Petrol and diesel prices were cut on Wednesday by 1 paisa per litre each, the first reduction after 16 days of relentless price hikes.  But the marginal decline had its share of excitement......

Finally, Sridevi's body handed over to family

'Case closed,' Dubai public prosecution says about Sridevi's death. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sridevi/ Instagram The Dubai public prosecutor's office has closed the investigation into Sridevi's......

UAE stadiums to be at 70% capacity for T20 World Cup

IMAGE: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, right, and secretary Jay Shah with the T20 World Cup trophy. Photograph: ICC Stadiums in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will operate at 70% of capacity for......

Gulf Cup postponed to 2023 due to fixture congestion

IMAGE: The organisers announced that the Gulf Cup will be has been postponed for a year due to a congested calendar. Photograph: Reuters The next Gulf Cup, which was due to kick off in......

Football friendly: UAE hit India for a six

India suffered an embarrassing 0-6 rout at the hands of formidable United Arab Emirates -- their heaviest defeat against the Gulf side -- in the second international football friendly in Dubai on......

Doha to host 2030 Asian Games, Riyadh gets 2034 rights

IMAGE: OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah announces Doha as the country which won hosting rights for the 2030 Asian Games. Photograph: Kind courtesy Doha 2030/Twitter Doha beat Riyadh......

IPL 2020: No stadium access for media

Photograph: Kind Courtesy BCCI The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will be devoid of any physical media presence due to the strict health safety protocols put in place in view of the......

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