Salman Khan set to premiere 'Jai Ho' in Dubai

Salman Khan set to premiere 'Jai Ho' in DubaiDubai, Jan 17 : Salman Khan has chosen Dubai for the world premiere his upcoming film ' Jai Ho'.

According to film's co-producer, Parvez Khan, the red carpet roll call will see Khan along with his lead actress Daisy Shah and director S ohail Khan at Meydan Imax, Gulf News reported.

The film, which is allegedly the remake of a South Indian film 'Stalin', is about the power of the ordinary man, which sees Khan fight injustice in society .

China's Liu wins World Tour TT title

Liu ShiwenDubai, Jan 12 - Chinese World No. 1 Liu Shiwen won the women's singles title of the World Tour Grand Final of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) by beating compatriot and World No. 2 Ding Ning here.

The final, held in the Hamad Bin Rashid Hall of the Al Nasr Sports Club, began spectacularly in a fierce and tight fight but eventually turned in favour of Liu, who cashed in $104,000 with a 4-2 victory Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Liu said that while Ding was a strong competitor, she was lucky as she won a number of key points in the last two sets.

Sri Lanka's Mathews rises to 13th in ICC rankings

Angelo-MathewsDubai, Jan 6 : The latest ICC Test players' rankings have changed following the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi.  The Test may have ended in a draw but there were a number of performers who were rewarded with jumps.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, who struck 91 and an unbeaten career-best 157, has moved up 16 places to a best-ever 13th spot in the ICC Test batsmen rankings while Kumar Sangakkara has slid a position to sixth, but remains the highest-ranked batsman from either side.

UAE's KhalifaSat a more powerful earth imaging satellite

KhalifaSatDubai, Dec 31 : KhalifaSat, the first satellite to be locally built in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be a more powerful tool to capture high-resolution images of the earth and more agile than its predecessors.

"This is a big step for us. We've been working for the past years on really transferring this know-how and technology to UAE nationals," Salem Al Merri, assistant director-general for scientific and technical affairs at Emirates Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST), the Gulf News newspaper.

Etihad Airways fined Rs 1crore by CCI

Etihad Airways fined Rs 1crore by CCIThe Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday slapped Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways with a penalty of Rs 1 crore for implementing a part of its deal with Jet Airways before getting its approval.

Announced in April this year, the $900-million Jet-Etihad deal has four major parts, viz. Equity in the Indian carrier for $379 million; equity in the carrier's frequent flyers program for $150 million; $300 million for debt financing; and sale & lease-back of three slots at Heathrow Airport for $70 million.

India meet Pakistan in opening match of ICC U-19 World Cup

Icc-Under-19-World-CupDubai, Dec 14 : India will open its Under-19 Cricket World Cup title defence against traditional rivals and two-time former champions Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS) here Feb 15, 2014.

The tournament will be staged across seven venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Feb 14 to March 1, and will also have teams from Afghanistan, Canada, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the UAE besides the 10 Full Members.

De Villiers regains top spot in ICC ODI rankings

AB-de-VilliersDubai, Dec 12 : South Africa captain AB de Villiers has regained the number one rank in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen as he moved up one place thanks to some brilliant performances in the three-match series against India which ended Wednesday.

The latest rankings update were released Thursday, a day after the final match in the series was washed out to hand the home team a 2-0 series win.

The series win resulted in a number of South Africa players making a move in the right direction in both the batting and bowling lists.

Waqar, Gilchrist to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Waqar-Younis-Adam-GilchristDubai, Dec 9 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Monday announced that Waqar Younis and Adam Gilchrist will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this week.

Waqar, a former Pakistan captain, will join the exclusive club during the first Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai Sports City Dec 11, while two days later in Perth, former Australia wicketkeeper Gilchrist will be honoured during the tea interval of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England at the WACA.

Kamal Haasan 'has great respect for books'

Kamal Haasan 'has great respect for books'Dubai, Nov 17 : Kamal Haasan has confessed that books have played a major role in his life and he has great respect for them.

The 59-year-old actor said that books are unconditional teachers, because you can either learn them or you can't, the Gulf News reported.

Haasan admitted that the has not attended a film institute or school but whatever he knows, he has learnt on the go and so he cannot exactly recollect or comprehend what and when he learnt a skill or started to use it. (ANI)

Comedian Kapil Sharma's show in Oman a big draw

Comedy-Nights-with-KapilDubai, Nov 14 : Tickets for popular stand up Indian comedian Kapil Sharma's show in Oman's capital Muscat next week are selling like hot cakes.

Kapil will be accompanied by Sunil Grover, who plays the role of Gutthi in the show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' on Indian television, for the Nov 22 show, the Times Of Oman reported Thursday.

According to the report, there is a long queue of people before ticket counters for the show.

"We have never ever experienced a response like this," a spokesperson of Roar Entertainment, the organisers of the show, said.

Emirates Airline builds its own aircraft

Emirates-AirlinesDubai, Nov 9 : Emirates Airline, which normally makes the headlines for buying aircraft, has decided to build one and Saturday unveiled the light sport aircraft to the world.

The two-seater RV 12 is six metres long and is the result of thousands of hours of dedication by a group of Emirates' engineering trainees, working in their spare time.

Over a two-year period, the group of 40 trainees rose to the challenge of assembling 11,000 parts of the aircraft.

Dubai Cruise Tourism expects 300,000 tourists

Dubai-Cruise-TourismDubai, Nov 4 : Dubai Cruise Tourism (DCT), an entity of Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), expects more than 20 leading global cruise lines to bring in as many as 300,000 tourists to this metropolis in the 2013-14 season.

From tours of the Arabian Gulf taking in the region's most majestic cities to longer voyages to the Far East, India and the Mediterranean, cruises from Dubai will continue to offer a diverse selection of destinations for holiday-makers seeking adventure and relaxation over the coming season.

Tech Mahindra, UAE's Etisalat announce partnership

Tech-Mahindra-EtisalatDubai, Oct 25 : Etisalat, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) leading telecom operator, Friday announced that it has forged a partnership with Tech Mahindra, the prominent Indian systems integrator, to offer its clients industry leading end-to-end services.

The partnership was signed during GITEX Technology Week, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region's top ICT exhibition and conference held in Dubai Oct 20-24.

The new deal strengthens Etisalat's capability to act as a single source for complete end-to-end ICT services and support, both in the UAE and around the world.

Emirates expects to fly 70 mn passengers in 2020

Emirates-airlineDubai, Oct 24 : Emirates airline expects to fly 70 million passengers in 2020, and the airline and its partners in Dubai are already progressing on plans to ensure that the right infrastructure is in place to support and capitalise on this growth.

The carrier, in a press release Wednesday, said these plans were unveiled by Tim Clark, president of Emirates airline, at a presentation to delegates of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), who are visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to make their final decision on the host city for the World Expo 2020. Dubai is a candidate city.

Akshay rides jet-ski for 'Boss' promotion in Dubai

Akshay rides jet-ski for 'Boss' promotion in DubaiDubai, Oct 2 : Akshay Kumar never leaves a chance to show off his "khiladi" side. Here to promote his forthcoming action-entertainer "Boss", the actor came on a jet-ski to address the media on a yacht Wednesday.

Akshay, who is synonymous to thrills, surprised everyone when he made his entry to the yacht coming on a jet-ski.

Accompanying the actor for the promotion were his co-star Aditi Rao Hydari, and popular rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who has sung and composed the track "Party all night" for the film.

Three new Emirates flights in four continents

Three new Emirates flights in four continentsDubai, Oct 1 : Emirates Airline has launched a new flights to Clark in the Philippines, inaugurated a route between Milan and New York and started a brand new A380 service to Brisbane - all on the same day in four different continents.

First to take off from Dubai International at 4.40 a. m. Monday was a Boeing 777-200LR bound for Clark International in the Philippines. This was followed by the Italy flight at 9.05 a. m. for Milan where the Boeing 777-300ER stops before embarking on a brand new trans-Atlantic connection to New York.

Jonty's run out of Inzy was the best: Tendulkar

Sachin-TendulkarDubai, Aug 3 : India's famous batsman Sachin Tendulkar recalling some of the finest moments of his first World Cup in 1992 Down Under said Jonty Rhodes' run out of Inzamam-ul-Haq was one of the highlights of the tournament.

Tendulkar said the event provided him the opportunity to play against the best players of that era, but is disappointed at not playing against his hero Viv Richards

Tendulkar scored 283 runs in the 1992 World Cup at an average of just over 47 and was man of the match in India’s only two victories - over Pakistan by 43 runs and Zimbabwe by 55 runs.

Forbes list of top Indian business leaders in UAE out

M-A-Yousuf-ADubai, June 27 : Forbes Middle East has come out with its first ever list of top 100 Indian business leaders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Yusuffali M. A, head of the Abu Dhabi-headquartered Emke Group that owns the Lulu retail conglomerate, tops the list.

He is followed Micky Jagtiani of the Landmark retail group and B. R. Shetty of the UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare, local media reported Thursday.

According to a press statement, these rankings are based on the information collated on some of the most influential Indian business leaders residing or operating in the UAE.

Dubai to build Holy Quran Park

Holy-Quran-ParkDubai, June 21 : Dubai authorities are all set to construct a unique public park -- Holy Quran Park.

Spread over 60-hectare area, this special park will have all available plants as mentioned in the holy Quran.

The theme park located in Al Khawaneej area will be specially designed from an Islamic perspective to introduce the miracles of Quran through a variety of surprises for the visitors.

On the occasion of celebrating the 1,000th meeting of the technical committee of Dubai Municipality, Eng. Mohammed Nour Mashroum, the director of General Projects Department, disclosed the details of the proposed project.

England, Wales to host 2019 cricket World Cup

ICC-world-cup-2019Dubai, May 27 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) officially signed the agreement to stage the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

The tournament will be held throughout June 2019 and will be played at 10 venues. It is currently scheduled to involve 10 teams, according to espncricinfo. com.

"The signing of this agreement now enables ECB to enter into staging agreements with venues who wish to stage matches in the World Cup," ECB chief executive David Collier said here.

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