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UAE: Rebuked Indian teen scripts 'missing' drama
Dubai, Feb 27 (IANS) A 15-year-old Indian girl who went missing after her mobile phone was confiscated by her parents, was found hours later hiding on the rooftop of their Dubai home, police said on Saturday.
2021-02-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Politics
Fazza Para Archery: India finish 3rd with 2 gold, 3 silver medals
Dubai, Feb 26 (IANS) Rakesh Kumar on Friday defeated compatriot Shyam Sundar Swami to clinch the Compound Men Open gold medal as India finished their campaign with five medals at the 7th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Championships-Dubai 2021 here. Overall, India finished third.
2021-02-26
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
UAE: Indian expats' plea for Covid tests exemption gains momentum
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) A plea for exemption from mandatory Covid tests by the UAE-based Indian expats before travelling to India is gaining momentum as social workers and community groups have recently joined the bandwagon.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Health/Medicine,Politics
Fazza World Ranking tourny: Indians ensure 2 silver and 1 gold on Day 2
Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) It will be an all-Indian men's compound open final at the seventh Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament in Dubai with Rakesh Kumar and Shyam Sundar Swami both leaving the rest of the field behind. Meanwhile, Jyoti Baliyan reached the final of the women's event where she will face Russian Stepanida Artakhinova.
2021-02-25
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Fazza World Ranking: Indian para archers begin on strong note
Dubai, Feb 23 (IANS) Top Indian archers, including Harvinder Singh and Shyam Sundar Swami, launched their campaigns on a strong note as the 7th Fazza Para Archery World Ranking Tournament got underway with the qualification rounds here on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Harvinder, Chikara lead Indian challenge at Fazza World ranking tourney
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) Top archers Harvinder Singh and Vivek Chikara will lead India's charge as Para Archery action returns with the seventh Fazza World Ranking Tournament -- Dubai 2021 at the Dubai Club for People of Determination grounds here from Tuesday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
Dubai boy who made Modi's portrait receives letter of praise from PM
Dubai, Feb 22 (IANS) A Dubai-based 14-year-old boy from Kerala who had made a six-layered stencil portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a gift to him on the occasion of the country's Republic Day, has received a letter of appreciation from the latter who told him that the sketch reflects his love and affection for the nation.
2021-02-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Indian victims of Dubai warehouse blaze move Kerala HC
Dubai, Feb 17 (IANS) Indian expats who lost their life's possessions due to a fire at a warehouse in Dubai filed a plea with the Kerala High Court seeking legal assistance to recover their dues.
2021-02-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
WTO chief vows to promote free flow of vax, reform dispute system (Ld)
Geneva, Feb 16 (IANS) New World Trade Organization (WTO)chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has vowed to tackle her top priorities of fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic and promoting the free flow of vaccines and medical supplies, breaking the logjam in the dispute settlement mechanism and reaching a deal to cut fisheries subsidies.
2021-02-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Coronavirus origin-tracing mission in Wuhan independent: WHO
Geneva, Feb 16 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the international expert team on the Covid-19 origin-tracing mission in Wuhan was "independent" and had no affiliation.
2021-02-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
WHO approves AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine
Geneva, Feb 16 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use including the one produced by the Serum Institute of India.
2021-02-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
New WTO new chief vows to promote free flow of vax
Geneva, Feb 16 (IANS) New World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has vowed to tackle her top priorities of fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic and promoting the free flow of vaccines and medical supplies, breaking the logjam in the dispute settlement mechanism and reaching a deal to cut fisheries subsidies.
2021-02-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
WTO appoints Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as new director-general
Geneva, Feb 16 (IANS) Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed by consensus to appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, as the next director-general, said the WTO in a press release.
2021-02-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Rahul at 2, Kohli at 7 in ICC T20I rankings
Dubai, Feb 15 (IANS) India batsmen KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have maintained their respective second and seventh spot in the ICC T20I rankings for batsmen which got updated on Monday.
2021-02-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
World Para Athletics GP: India finish with 23 medals
Dubai, Feb 14 (IANS) Teenaged high jumpers Praveen Kumar and Nishad Kumar produced personal best jumps to take a gold medal each and set new Asian records as curtains came down on the 12th Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix here.
2021-02-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
World Para Athletics: Navdeep, Arvind win 2 quotas, India win 4 gold
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS) Promising Para-athletes Navdeep and Arvind secured two quotas for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as India's gold medal tally swelled to nine after the third day of competitions at the 12th Fazza International Championships-Dubai 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix here.
2021-02-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
ICC postpones three World Cup League 2 series due to Covid-19
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced that the three upcoming series in the World Cup League 2, due to take place between March and May, have been postponed because of Covid-19.
2021-02-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
World Para Athletics GP: 2 golds among India's 5 medals on Day 2
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) Indian para-athletes continued their good show at the 12th Fazza International World Para Athletics Grand Prix winning five medals, including two golds, on the second day of the competitions.
2021-02-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
Dubai Indian Consulate asks expats not to visit mission
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Consulate General of India in Dubai has asked Indian expats not to visit the mission unless it was absolutely necessary in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19.
2021-02-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
USA spinner Nisarg Patel cleared to bowl again by ICC
Dubai, Feb 12 (IANS) USA spinner Nisarg Patel has been allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after his action was found to be legal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
2021-02-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
World Para Athletics GP: Devender, Nimisha win gold on opening day
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS) Para-athletes Devender Kumar and Nimisha Suresh Chakkungalparambil clinched a gold medal each as India started their campaign at the 12th Fazza International Championships - Dubai 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix on a strong note, winning six medals on the opening day.
2021-02-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Athletics
WHO recommends AstraZeneca vaccine use amid efficacy concerns
Geneva, Feb 11 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that potential benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh known and potential risks, amid concerns over its efficacy against the virus variant found in South Africa.
2021-02-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Violence against migrants at EU borders should stop: IOM
Geneva, Feb 11 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has urged the European Union (EU) and its member states to stop "pushbacks, collective expulsions and the use of violence" against migrant groups and refugees at the bloc's borders.
2021-02-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
EU urged to 'close legal gap' to protect kids from online abuse
Geneva, Feb 11 (IANS) UN human rights experts have called on the European Union (EU) to "close the legal gap" to protect children from online sexual abuse.
2021-02-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
UK variant of Covid strain reported in 86 countries: WHO
Geneva, Feb 10 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the Covid-19 variant B.1.1.7, which was first identified in the UK on September 20, has been reported in 86 countries.
2021-02-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
UAE's Hope Probe enters Mars' orbit
Dubai, Feb 10 (IANS) Hope Probe, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Mars mission, has successfully entered the Red Planet's orbit, making the country's space agency the fifth in the world to achieve the feat, authorities announced here on Wednesday.
2021-02-10
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics,Science/Tech
Para athletics: Gurjar, Chaudhary lead Indian contingent
Dubai, Feb 9 (IANS) Reigning world champions Sundar Singh Gurjar and Sandeep Chaudhary will lead the Indian challenge at the 12th Fazza International Championships -- Dubai 2021 World Para Athletics Grand Prix starting on Wednesday.
2021-02-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Other Sports
England keep WTC final hopes alive, India slip to 4th
Dubai, Feb 9 (IANS) England's 227-run win over India in the first Test of the ongoing four-Test series has kept their hopes alive of making the World Test Championship final scheduled to be held in London in June.
2021-02-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO experts meet to review efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine
Geneva, Feb 9 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) experts came together to review the efficacy of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, after a study showed that it was less effective against a new variant of the virus discovered in South Africa.
2021-02-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
ICC announces BYJU'S as global partner until 2023
Dubai, Feb 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced edtech company BYJU'S as their global partner from 2021 to 2023.
2021-02-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers should share production capacity: WHO
Geneva, Feb 6 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has called on Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to scale up production significantly and urged countries to share doses once they complete their inoculation programmes.
2021-02-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Indian boy becomes UAE's youngest hair donor for cancer patients
Dubai, Feb 5 (IANS) A two-year-old Indian boy has become the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) youngest hair donor for cancer patients, according to a media.
2021-02-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
2020 worst year in history for aviation: IATA
Geneva, Feb 4 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that air travel demand suffered the biggest drop in the history of aviation in 2020 and warned of severe downside risks in 2021 if travel restrictions due to new Covid-19 variants persist.
2021-02-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
WEF postpones Special Annual Meeting in Singapore
Geneva, Feb 4 (IANS) The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced that it would postpone its Special Annual Meeting 2021 in Singapore to August 17-20 due to Covid-19 and the global travel restrictions.
2021-02-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Etihad, Emirates announce travel restrictions to Saudi Arabia
Dubai, Feb 3 (IANS) UAE airlines have announced the temporary suspension of passenger flights to Saudi Arabia, in accordance with fresh directives issued by the Kingdom banning passengers from 20 countries.
2021-02-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
WHO official voices support for virus origin-tracing team in Wuhan
Geneva, Feb 3 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday slammed critics of its origin-tracing work on the novel coronavirus in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and voiced support for the team.
2021-02-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
UAE schools to open from Feb 14
Dubai, Feb 3 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced on Wednesday that in-classroom education would resume for all grades in Abu Dhabi schools from February 14.
2021-02-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Education,Health/Medicine
UAE considers making own Covid-19 vaccine
Dubai, Feb 3 (IANS) The UAE is building up its capacity to manufacture the Covid-19 vaccine in the future, and the country's position is to provide as much support as it can to the international community, said Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE health sector.
2021-02-03
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Pant, Root nominated for ICC Player of the Month for Jan
Dubai, Feb 2 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the nominees for the inaugural ICC Player of the Month Awards, in which India's Rishabh Pant and England's Joe Root have found a place in the men's category.
2021-02-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kichcha Sudeepa toasts 25 years in films at Burj Khalifa, launches title logo of latest
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeepa celebrated 25 years in films on the Burj Khalifa, and also unveiled the title logo of his multilingual upcoming film, Vikrant Rona, on the occasion at the iconic skyscraper.
2021-02-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
ICC issues RFP for sport presentation services for 2022 Women's WC
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for sports presentation services for the Women's World Cup 2022, to be held across New Zealand next year.
2021-02-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian businessman jailed in Dubai over bribery
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) A Dubai court has sentenced an Indian businessman to two years in prison for offering a 200,000-dirham ($54,448) bribe to the police, a media report said on Monday.
2021-02-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diaspora
Jehan Daruvala finishes third at F3 Asian C'ship
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) Mumbai Falcons made an impressive debut in the Formula 3 Asian Championship in the United Arab Emirates, with Jehan Daruvala clinching the third place in the first race of Round 1 at the Dubai Autodrome.
2021-02-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
New round of Syrian constitutional talks conclude
Geneva, Jan 30 (IANS) The week-long fifth meeting of the Small Body of the Syrian Constitutional Committee has concluded, but a senior UN official has expressed disappointment for the way it was is being conducted.
2021-01-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Covid vaccines may exacerbate inequalities in distribution: WHO
Geneva, Jan 30 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that vaccines are now giving a window of opportunity to bring the Covid-19 pandemic under control, but they may also exacerbate the inequalities in distribution across the globe.
2021-01-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Daruvala, Maini to lead Mumbai Falcons' at F3 Asian C'ship
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) Mumbai Falcons are all set to begin their maiden campaign in the Formula 3 Asian Championship on Friday, with India's top racers Jehan Daruvala and Kush Maini in the cockpit.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Motorsports
Lokuhettige found guilty of breaching ICC anti-corruption code
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) Former Sri Lanka all-rounder Dilhara Lokuhettige has been found guilty of three offences under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code following a hearing by an independent anti-corruption tribunal, the global cricket body said on Friday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Dubai-based Indian boy reads 20 books in an hr
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) A five-year-old Dubai-based Indian boy has set a new record for being able to read 20 books in an hour, the media reported on Thursday.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Umpire Bruce Oxenford announces retirement from international cricket
Dubai, Jan 28 (IANS) Umpire Bruce Oxenford has decided to retire from international cricket after officiating across all three formats of the game for over 15 years.
2021-01-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
2 Indian companies join climate initiative at Davos summit
Geneva, Jan 27 (IANS) Two Indian companies - Dalmia Cement and Tata Steel - on Wednesday joined a new initiative launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos to accelerate the decarbonisation of heavy industry and transport.
2021-01-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Environment/Wildlife