Dubai

India sets sights on number one position in Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship

 India sets sights on number one position in Reliance Mobile ICC ODI ChampionshipDubai, Oct. 23 : India has a chance to regain the number one position in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship for the third time in as many months when it takes on Australia in the seven-match ODI series which begins in Vadodara on Sunday.

Second-placed India had surged to the top of the ladder after defeating New Zealand in its opening match in the tri-series in Colombo on 11 August and then again following South Africa's loss to Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy 2009 opener at Centurion on 22 September.

Vallarpadam container terminal to be commissioned in 2010's first quarter

Dubai Port World Kochi, Oct 10 : The Rs.2,118 crore (Rs.21.18 billion) International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) - the country's first global hub terminal, at Vallarpardam near here is nearing completion and will be commissioned in the first quarter of 2010, officials said Saturday.

The facility is being developed by Dubai Port World (earlier known as Dubai Port International) and the container berth will be of 1,800m and have a depth of 14.5m.

Addressing reporters while on a visit to the site, Cochin Port Trust chairman N. Ramachandran said that the date for the opening of ICTT would be known soon.

Momentum Logistics inks deal with United Arab Shipping Company

United Arab Shipping Company Momentum Logistics, the logistics subsidiary of UAE terminal operator Gulftainer, has entered into a contract with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) to provide the company with logistics services.

The signing of deal with Momentum Logistics comes in line with UASC's expansion strategy and in anticipation of the arrival of some of the world's largest container ships to the region during 2011.

Tharoor in Dubai to promote ties with UAE

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-MaktoumDubai, Oct 6 : The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, and the visiting Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor discussed bilateral ties between the UAE and India here Tuesday.

Sheikh Hamdan expressed satisfaction over the economic relations between the two countries and said the two countries enjoy their historic and long-standing relations, WAM news agency reported.

Theme for a dream holiday

Travel Travel enthusiasts in India are venturing beyond the obvious to indulge in specialised, theme-based, holidays. To cater to this growing demand, there’re vacations based around fashion weeks, world sporting events, spa therapies and more on offer.

P Srinivas, senior vice president (special interest tours), SOTC says, “We’ve seen a marked shift in sports tourism since 2003.” He adds that travellers have the option of picking from holidays based on cricket world cups, the Olympics, Wimbledon as well as F1 Grand Prix. Even niche sports like soccer have begun to get a huge response.

Dubai announces Emirates Energy Award

Dubai, Oct 3 The launch of the Emirates Energy Award for sustainable energy use has been announced here, WAM News agency reported Saturday.

Saeed Al Tayer, CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Chairman of the Emirates Energy Award, said: "The importance of this award lies in the daily indications of energy consumption rate in all forms which increased continuously and reflects negatively on our environment, economy and the implementation of development plans and programs in the country."

"We expect that this year's award will attract more participants and include new effective and innovative strategies in the management and rational use of energy," he added. (IANS)

Dubai to mark International Day of Non-Violence

Dubai, Oct 1 : A special function will be held in this West Asian metropolis Oct 2 to mark the International Day of Non-Violence, observed around the world on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Indian consulate in Dubai, along with the Indian High School here, will jointly host the function at 5 p. m. in the school premises, a consulate statement said Thursday.

The programme will begin with recitations from the Koran, the Bible and the Bhagawad Gita, similar to the manner in which Gandhi -- father of the Indian nation -- used to hold his public meetings.

It will include hymns and dances by students as well as audio-visual presentations on the Mahatma.

Lifestyle on expansion spree; to pump Rs 450 crore

Lifestyle on expansion spree; to pump Rs 450 croreLifestyle, the retail chain from the Dubai-based Landmark group, has revealed its plans to expand its network beyond the metro cities.

In the domestic market, the company offers a diverse portfolio of core retail brands such as Lifestyle stores, Babyshop, Home Centre, Max and City Max.

The company aims to setup up nearly 44 Lifestyle stores and Home Centers in three years time at an investment of Rs 450 crore. The investment will be funded through equity by the promoters of the company, internal accruals and debt from banks.

Al-Qaeda warns of more terror attacks on Saudi Arabia

Al-Qaeda warns of more terror attacks on Saudi ArabiaDubai, Sep. 23 : After a failed suicide bomb attack targeted Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef last month, the Al-Qaeda has warned of more such attacks in that country.

According to the US based monitoring group SITE, Al-Qaeda’s Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) faction has released a new video threatening of more attacks inside Saudi Arabia.

SCCI signs agreement with CFTC

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) has announced that it has inked a memorandum of co-operation with the China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC), organiser of Canton Fair, one of the largest Chinese exhibitions.

As per the terms of the memorandum of co-operation (MoC), both parties will jointly study current business conditions.

This MoC will also pave the way for both parties to increase co-operation between their businesses communities.

Tendulkar returns to top 10 of Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings

Tendulkar returns to top 10 of Reliance Mobile ICC Player RankingsDubai, Sep. 15 : Indian opening bat Sachin Tendulkar has returned to the top 10 of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen for the first time in 10 months after scoring his 44th one-day century for India.

The century earned his team a 46-run victory over Sri Lanka in the final of the Compaq tri-series in Colombo on Monday.

Tendulkar, who scored 138 in India’s highly competitive total of 320, has leaped five places to seventh in the latest rankings which were released on Tuesday.

Four Indian cricketers in the running for LG ICC Awards 2009

Four Indian cricketers in the running for LG ICC Awards 2009Dubai, Sep. 15 : Four Indian cricketers -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag --have all been short-listed for the top honours at the LG ICC Awards 2009.

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson and England captain Andrew Strauss are also in the short list of awardees.

Dubai Tea Trading Centre posts more than 60 per cent growth

Dubai Tea Trading Centre posts more than 60 per cent growth Jafza based Dubai Tea Trading Centre (DTTC), an arm of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), has recorded more than 60% surge in its tea trade in the first half of the year.

The sources said that the total tea trade through the centre reached 4.2 million kilos which is an increase of 1.6 million kilos over the total volume of tea (2.6 million kilos) it handled during the same period last fiscal. In 2008 5.92 million kilos of tea was traded through the Dubai Tea Trading Centre.

Tendulkar, Dhoni feature in video supporting ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Tendulkar, Dhoni feature in video supporting ICC Champions Trophy 2009Dubai, Sep. 9 : Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Gautam Gambhire have joined several top cricketers of the world to promote this year's ICC Champions Trophy.

They also include international captains Younus Khan of Pakistan, England's Andrew Strauss, Graeme Smith from host South Africa and Daniel Vettori of New Zealand. All feature in a short video looking ahead to the tournament, which takes place in South Africa from September 22.

Hero Honda named as global partner for ICC Champions Trophy

Hero Honda named as global partner for ICC Champions TrophyDubai, Sep 8 : The International Cricket Council has announced Hero Honda Motors Ltd as a global partner for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2009, which takes place in South Africa from September 22 to October 5.

Hero Honda joins a selection of top global firms that have lent their support to this major international sporting event.

“We are delighted that Hero Honda has decided to come on board as a global partner for this prestigious event,” said ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.

India has a chance to be number one ODI team: ICC

India has a chance to be number one ODI team: ICCDubai, Sep. 7 : India has a chance to claim the number one spot in the Reliance Mobile ICC ODI Championship when it turns out for the tri-nation series involving host Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

The series begins at the R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo from Tuesday.

India trails number-one ranked South Africa by just one rating point, but if it wins all the three matches (including the final), it will gain two ratings points which will put it in number one position for the first time since the rankings were introduced in October 2002.

Defiant Pak says ‘it is not obliged’ to arrest Hafiz Saeed

Defiant Pak says ‘it is not obliged’ to arrest Hafiz SaeedDubai, Sep. 3 : Notwithstanding Interpol's Red Corner notice issued against the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed, the alleged 26/11 mastermind, Pakistan has once again refused to take action against him, saying the government is not `obliged to immediately arrest him'.

Interior Advisor Rehman Malik said there are not have enough evidence to establish the LeT kingpin's involvement in the terror attacks.

Popular Arab TV Program exposes real Al Qaeda

Popular Arab TV Program exposes real Al QaedaDubai, Sep. 2 : The Al Arabiya satellite television channel has come up with a popular program titled "Death Making," that exposes another side of Al Qaeda.

Hosted by female correspondent Rima Salha, the Dubai-based show is heading into its third year on Al Arabiya and aims to influence how the Arab world views Al Qaeda, reports Fox News.

It is a unique program that lets jihadists tell their stories, and then shows the results of their actions.

Sangakkara reclaims number-one position in Test batting

Sangakkara reclaims number-one position in Test battingDubai, Aug 31 : Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the number-one position in the ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen for the fourth time in his career after brilliant knocks in the second Test against New Zealand.

The Sri Lanka captain followed up his half-century in the first innings with an exquisite 109 – his 20th Test century – to reclaim the top position from India’s Gautam Gambhir.

ICC, PCB resolve dispute over Cricket World Cup 2011

 ICC, PCB resolve dispute over Cricket World Cup 2011Dubai, Aug. 27 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have reached a settlement to the dispute relating to the staging of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

The resolution was reached during a meeting between ICC President David Morgan and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt at the ICC office in Dubai.




Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate


Syndicate content