FICCI Delegation with Power Minister visits Masdar Smart City in Abu Dhabi

FICCI Delegation with Power Minister visits Masdar Smart City in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Jan.16 : FICCI is leading a high-level Business Delegation accompanying Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy & Mines to the World Future Energy Summit at Abu Dhabi during 15-18 January 2017.

As a part of the Minister's visit to participate in 7th International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly Meeting and the World Future Energy Summit a visit to Masdar Smart City was undertaken.

The city, which combines ancient Arabic architectural techniques with modern technology and captures prevailing winds and uses clean energy generated on site from rooftop solar technology.

Kohli moves to third spot in ICC Test Rankings

Kohli moves to third spot in ICC Test Rankings

Dubai [UAE], Nov. 30 : India Test skipper Virat Kohli has moved up to his career-best third spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for batsmen following his useful contribution in team's eight-wicket win over England in the third Test in Mohali.

Kohli made 62 and six not out to move to 833 points in the third Test, within 14 points of England's Joe Root in a list led by Australia captain Steve Smith. His knock proved significant in the sense that India have now taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against the Alastair Cook-led side.

Starting the series in 15th position, the 28-year-old flamboyant batsman has risen at a fast pace scoring 405 runs in the three Tests against England.

Kohli achieves career-high fourth spot in Test rankings

Dubai [UAE], Nov.22 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli has climbed up to the career-high fourth spot in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after producing a Man of the Match performance during his side's massive 246-run win over England in the second Test in Visakhapatnam to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Kohli is currently top-ranked in Twenty20 Internationals and has also held the top position in One-Day Internationals, but never got a place in top 10 Test batsmen.

However, his sublime knocks of 167 and 81 in Visakhapatnam have helped him move up by 10 places and cross the 800-point mark for the first time, becoming only the 11th India batsman to do so.

Du Plessis 'mintgate' hearing to take place today in Adelaide

Dubai [UAE], Nov. 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) will today conduct the hearing at the Adelaide Oval in connection with the 'mintgate' incident involving South Africa stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis "in the interests of expediency and in order to protect the integrity of the Adelaide Test."

The hearing will be conducted by ICC match referee Andy Pycroft and will take place at 15:30 Adelaide Time (10:30 a.m. India time).

In a media release, the ICC stated, "Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees held a preliminary hearing on Monday and heard the submissions of the parties as regards when the hearing in relation to the charge laid against South Africa captain Faf du Plessis should take place."

Narinder Batra becomes first Indian president of International Hockey Federation

Narinder Batra becomes first Indian president of International Hockey Federation

Dubai [UAE], Nov. 13 : Hockey India chief Narinder Batra has been elected as the president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) here.

He is the first Indian to be elected president of an Olympic Sport's international governing body. His four-year term begins immediately, replacing predecessor Leandro Negre from Spain, who was last night awarded the title of president of honour by the FIH.

Batra, who became the 12th president of the FIH, was voted to the top post by an overwhelming margin during the penultimate day of the 45th FIH Congress.

ICC president Shashank Manohar congratulates BCCI for 500th Test

Dubai [UAE], Sept.21 : International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Shashank Manohar has congratulated the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the country's 500th Test match, which will be the first of the three-match series against New Zealand to be played in Kanpur from Thursday.

"This is a huge milestone in the history of Indian cricket. India has been a very important member of the ICC with its rich heritage and great following for the game," Manohar said.

"India has produced world-class players who have entertained fans the world over. I congratulate the BCCI on this historic occasion and I'd like to thank the BCCI for their kind invitation to share in the celebration. The ICC wish its team all the best for this 500th Test and in the years to come," he added.

ICC names cricket legend Tendulkar as ambassador for 2015 WC

sachin tendulkarDubai, Dec 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has named cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar as the ambassador for its pinnacle tournament for the second consecutive time, scheduled to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 March.

The ICC today announced Sachin Tendulkar as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador. It will be the second successive time that the India maestro will be the Ambassador of ICC's pinnacle tournament, after he fulfilled the role in the previous event, which was co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in 2011.

Eva Longoria says she relates to struggle of Arabs

Eva Longoria
Dubai, Dec 15 : Eva Longoria has revealed that that she can relate to struggle faced by the Arabs.

The 39-year-old actress said that she Mexican-American, so she's American, but was raised with Mexican culture, thus has a different language, religion, Gulf News reported.

She said that she understands the similarities that happen when people judge you for having a culture and an ethnicity or an identity.

'Web is designed without an attitude of what it should be used for': Tim Berners

Tim Berners-LeeDubai, Dec 08 - The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners Lee has said, at the first Knowledge Conference on Sunday, that the web is "designed without any attitude of what it should be used for".

According to Gulf News, he said that the internet should be used to promote language, culture, knowledge and help break down the boundaries between nations and people around the globe.

A man who has the access to the web is more resourceful than one who does not, said the man behind the internet revolution.

Lee said that he spent the last 25 years inventing the web, promoting it and most recently defending it.

ICC announces schedule of warm-up matches for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC announces schedule of warm-up matches for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015Dubai, Dec 1 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the complete schedule of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including match start times and warm-up matches.

A total of 14 non-ODI warm-up matches will be played across Adelaide, Christchurch, Melbourne and Sydney from 8 to 13 February, with host and four-time former world champion Australia taking on reigning world champion India at Adelaide Oval on the first day.

Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi in Dubai for 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' shoot

Vidya Balan Emraan HashmiDubai, Nov 17 : Bollywood stars Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi are in Dubal for filming their upcoming film 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani.'

According to Gulf News, director Mohit Suri said that the film is set in the UAE, and hence major part of the project has to be shot in the most glamorous and populous city of the country.

Suri, who was shooting final UAE leg of production at Miracle Garden, added that though the city was generally treated for its high-tech buildings and modern landscapes, he wanted to romanticize it and show its softer side.

Farhan Akhtar honored to be UN's Women South Asia Goodwill Ambassador

Dubai, Nov 15 - Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar is honored to have been appointed as UN's Women South Asia Goodwill Ambassador.

The 40-year-old National Award-winning star, who will now work towards gender equality and violence against women and girls in India through his Men Against Rape and Discrimination ( MARD) campaign, had stated that he wanted to call on all males to act as a "catalyst for change," Gulf News reported.

Akhtar, who's become the first man to be chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN, added that he supported UN Women's HeForShe campaign and believed that men and boys could play a huge role in stopping crime against women and girls.

ICC terms West Indies pull out of India tour 'unacceptable'

Dubai - Terming the controversial pull-out by West Indies midway their India tour as "unacceptable", the ICC warned players against taking contractual matters into their own hands and hinted that they could be penalised by disallowing them to play in domestic tournaments like IPL if they repeat such acts in future.

The West Indies team left India four matches into a five-game ODI series after a pay dispute between the players and their Board, with a Twenty20 international and three Tests to play. As a result, the BCCI have demanded USD 42 million in compensation and damages.

The ICC said in a statement that the pull-out by the West Indies team damaged cricket's integrity and reputation.

Kohli, Mithali Raj nominated for LG ICC 2014 Cricketer of the Year awards

Virat KohliDubai, Nov 05 : India's star batsman Virat Kohli and Indian women team's skipper and number one ranked batter Mithali Raj have been nominated for ODI Cricketer of the Year in men and women categories respectively as the International Council of Cricket announced the shortlists for LG ICC Awards 2014.

A. B. de Villiers, Charlotte Edwards, Mitchell Johnson, Angelo Mathews, Mithali Raj, Kumar Sangakkara and Stafanie Taylor nominated for two awards each

Australia's Mitchell Johnson and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara are in line to win their second Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Cricketer of the Year after they were shortlisted for the LG ICC Awards 2014.

Pak claim series whitewash with 356-run win in second Test against Oz

Pakistan AustraliaAbu Dhabi, Nov 03 : Pakistan soared to their biggest Test win as they defeated Australia by a whooping 356 runs in their second match and claimed the two match series as well.

The Pakistani spinners ripped apart the Australian batting line up quickly after lunch claiming five quick wickets and letting the batsmen contribute 46 more runs.

This is the first time since 1994 that Pakistan has won a Test series against Australia.

Pakistan had put up a massive first innings total of 570-6 declared while Australia managed to score only 261 before they were all out.

PC picks 'blonde groom' at Abu Dhabi Film Festival

priyanka-chopraDubai, Oct 31 - Priyanka Chopra recently picked a suitor at song-and-dance show held at the Emirates Palace as a part of Abu Dhabi Film Festival .

The 'Barfi' star, who had asked the men to woo her hand in marriage, "Bollywood style", chose a blond candidate, Nathan, Gulf News reported.

The man, though couldn't dance, impressed the Bollywood diva by saying that she have amazing eyes and a body to die for and that he will lover her and her mother.

Chopra added that she was very happy to be present at the event, as she got to meet people who love and celebrate cinema. (ANI)

Australia grabs top spot in ICC ODI rankings

Australia grabs top spot in ICC ODI rankingsAbu Dhabi, Oct 13 : Australia has grabbed the top spot in the Reliance ICC One-Day International (ODI) team rankings following its 3-0 series victory over Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Indian team is just behind the Australians in the rankings and the cancellation of the third ODI between India and the West Indies due to Cyclone Hudhud has ensured that India cannot leapfrog Australia even if it wins the remaining two matches if the series in Dharamshala and Kolkata.

I'm personally not a suicidal drunk, says Aditya Roy Kapur

Aditya Roy KapurDubai, September 16 : Renowned for his portrayal of drunk character, Aditya Roy Kapur has revealed that he is personally not "a suicidal drunk" kind of a person.

Speaking about his performance in 'Aashiqui 2', the 28-year-old star admitted that he has been in love and around people who are heavy drinkers and has even come across people who are the real 'Jekyll and Hyde', so he took up the role as he could pick out things from people and experiences he has encountered, the Express Tribune reported.

He has played the role of a drunkard in 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and ' Aashiqui 2'.

India become sole number one in ICC ODI rankings

India TeamDubai: Their dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe today made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued here.

"World champion India have been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three wickets victory over Australia in a triangular series match in Harare on Sunday," the ICC said in a statement.

ICC to consider Judicial Commissioner ruling from Anderson/Jadeja case

anderson-jadejaDubai, Aug 5 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that it has received and is considering the written decision of Gordon Lewis, the Judicial Commissioner, in respect of his findings that England's James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja of India were not guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct and Player Support Personnel, following an exhaustive disciplinary hearing which was held in Southampton on Friday.

As per Section 8.3.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson has seven days - until Sunday, 10 August - to consider whether to lodge an appeal against the decision.

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