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Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russian-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, ... Read more...

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Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan


April 25th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russia-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, ... Read more...

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Dubai to build new zoo


February 13th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 13 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to build a new world-class zoo, a top official said.Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of ... Read more...

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Boeing, Emirates announce $18-bn order for 50 777-300ERs


November 13th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) US aerospace major Boeing and Dubai-based Emirates Airline Sunday announced a $18-billion deal for 50 Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, which also allows a $8-billion repeat ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabhi girls to attend training programme in Scotland


July 3rd, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 3 (IANS/WAM) A group of girl students of Abu Dhabi University will undergo a month-long training programme at Al Maktoum College, an international research-led college of higher ... Read more...

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Royal Emirates Group buys Spanish soccer club


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 22 (IANS/EFE) The Dubai-based Royal Emirates Group investment firm confirmed Thursday the purchase of Spanish first division soccer club Getafe, which is to be renamed "Getafe Team Dubai".The ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Three gold medals lift India to eighth spot (Evening Roundup)


November 21st, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 21 (IANS) It was a delightful Sunday for India at the Asian Games with shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi and long distance runners Preeja Sreedharan and Sudha Singh winning gold ... Read more...

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Asian Games shooting: Ronjan breaks India’s gold jinx, bronze for double trap team (Lead)


November 21st, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 21 (IANS) Shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi Sunday finally ended India's gold medal drought from shooting by winning the double trap event and also helped the Indian team bag the bronze ... Read more...

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Asian Games: Sodhi wins double trap gold, women’s archery team bronze (Afternoon Lead)


November 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 21 (IANS) Double trap shooter Ronjan Singh Sodhi won India's first gold in shooting while the team bagged the bronze at the Asian Games here Sunday.The Indian women's archery ... Read more...

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Art expo opens in Abu Dhabi


November 6th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 6 (IANS/WAM) Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, wife of crown prince of Abu Dhabi Saturday inaugurated a four-day art exhibition at the Emirates Palace here.The expo is themed ... Read more...

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Dubai air traffic to touch 150 million by 2030


June 25th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The number of air passengers transiting through Dubai annually will increase by almost four times from 40 million today to 150 million by 2030, a top airlines official ... Read more...

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Dubai workshop discuses energy security


June 23rd, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 23 (IANS/WAM) A two-day workshop began here Wednesday to discuss Dubai's energy security. It was organised by the Supreme Energy Council. Council Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and other ... Read more...

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Emirates orders 32 more A380s from Airbus for $11.5 billion


June 8th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 8 (IANS) Dubai-based Emirates Airline Tuesday placed a fresh order with Airbus Industrie for an additional 32 A380 super jumbos at a cost of $11.5 billion."This latest order, ... Read more...

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Emirates Group posts 248 percent increase in profits


May 13th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 13 (IANS/WAM) The Emirates Group's net profits increased 248 percent to 4.2 billion UAE dirhams ($1.1 billion) during the financial year 2009-10. The figures were revealed in its 2009-10 annual report ... Read more...

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Dubai Airport Freezone posts 30 percent rise in revenue


February 1st, 2010 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) Dubai Airport Freezone has recorded sharp growth in 2009 with revenue rising by 30 percent compared to the previous year, WAM news agency reported. Part of the increase ... Read more...

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Dubai prince Maktoum’s ’secret bride’ seeks asylum in Britain


January 24th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24(ANI): An Arab socialite, who had a "secret marriage" with Dubai prince Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum in London, is applying for asylum in Britain, saying that she fears for her ... Read more...

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Emirates vows to honour 100-mn pound deal with Arsenal


January 7th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 7 (ANI): Emirates, the official shirt and stadium sponsors of Arsenal, has insisted that they will honour their 15-year 100 million pound deal despite the financial crisis.The Gunners and ... Read more...

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Fiscal committee chairman says intervention in Dubai World planned


November 27th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman of the Supreme Fiscal Committee of the Dubai government, has said that the committee's decision to intervene in Dubai World is well-thought ... Read more...

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Gulf region aviation sector to attract $45 bn by 2014: report


November 12th, 2009 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Gulf region's civil aviation sector is poised to attract more than $45 billion in investments in the next five years, according to a report by Kuwait ... Read more...

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Emirates net profit slashed by 72 percent


May 22nd, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
Nicosia, May 22 (ANI): The Emirates Group, Dubai's airline and holiday group, announced on Thursday that its net profit for the year ending March 31 stood at 406 million dollars, representing a ... Read more...

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Dubai airport’s third terminal to open Oct 14


August 20th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 20 (IANS) The third terminal at the Dubai International Airport will start operating in a phased manner from Oct 14 this year, boosting the city's economic progress, it was announced ... Read more...

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Chinese judges accused of favouritsm in Rathore’s event


August 13th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 13 (IANS) The Double Trap shooting event in which India's Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore competed came under the scanner Wednesday with Australian Mark Russell charging the Chinese judges of cheating. Rathore, ... Read more...

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Rathore, Samresh knocked out in qualifiers (Shooting, Lead)


August 12th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
By V. Krishnaswamy Beijing, Aug 12 (IANS) Two of India's top shooters, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Samresh Jung, crashed out rather tamely a day after Abhinav Bindra fired India to golden glory at ... Read more...

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Emirates to freeze hiring of non-operational staff


July 30th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 30 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) national carrier Emirates Airline will freeze recruitment of non-operational staff because of spiralling global oil prices, a top official at the carrier has ... Read more...

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Emirates gets its first Airbus A380 giant airliner


July 28th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, July 28 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) national carrier Emirates airline Monday took possession of the first of the 58 Airbus A380 jumbo aircraft it had placed orders ... Read more...

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Emirates unveils new environment programme


July 25th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS) Emirates Airline has announced a series of initiatives as part of its efforts to ensure environmentally clean flight operation by reducing emissions and waste, WAM reported Friday. The ... Read more...

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‘Middle East aviation sector resilient to global pressures’


June 17th, 2008 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) The aviation sector in the Middle East will be resilient to global aviation concerns like spiralling oil prices, economic downturn and increasing environmental challenges, according to the head ... Read more...

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Emirates airline to launch Airbus A380 service to US


June 10th, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 10 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates-based air carrier Emirates would launch its Airbus A380 commercial service on the Dubai-New York route on August 1, WAM news agency reported Tuesday. The ... Read more...

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Emirates Group posts 20th year of net profit


May 1st, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, May 1 (IANS) The Emirates Group, comprising its flagship company Emirates Airline, Dnata and other subsidiaries, reported its 20th consecutive year of net profit, notching a new profit record despite soaring ... Read more...

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$43 bn worth of new airports, expansions in Gulf


March 22nd, 2008 - 6:01 pm ICT by admin
(Gulf Business Capsule)Dubai, March 22 (IANS) Gulf countries account for $43 billion of the $68 billion worth of new airport projects and expansions currently under way in the Middle East, Africa and ... Read more...

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Don’t switch off your mobile phone on this Emirates flight


March 21st, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
Dubai, March 21 (IANS) Emirates has become the first commercial airline in the world to provide in-flight mobile telephony service to passengers, the company said. The first authorised mobile phone call from ... Read more...

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Dubai’s new budget carrier to be independent entity


March 20th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, March 20 (IANS) The new low-cost airline announced by the Dubai government will be an independent entity with its own brand and identity with Emirates airline assisting it in its launch ... Read more...

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Emirates to fly to Kozhikode from July


February 25th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, Feb 25 (IANS) Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, will start flying to Kozhikode in Kerala from July 1, the company announced Monday. Kozhikode will be the 10th destination for ... Read more...

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