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Dubai to get ‘green lab’ running on solar power


August 23rd, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 23 (IANS/WAM) The emirate of Dubai will soon have a "green laboratory" that will run on solar power as part of the UAE government's vision to introduce the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fisherman killing: India seeks transparent probe from US


August 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India Thursday said it has sought from the US a "full, transparent and expeditious investigation" into the death of an Indian fisherman killed off ... Read more...

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US Navy ship fires at boat off UAE coast


July 17th, 2012 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) At least one person died when a US Navy ship Monday fired at a small boat off the coast of the UAE after it ignored the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE film ‘The Turtle’ released on YouTube


June 6th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 5 (IANS/WAM) "The Turtle", an environmental film made in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been released on YouTube."The Turtle" stars young Emirati schoolboy Ahmed Al Dahoouri, ... Read more...

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UAE launches major tourism project


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has launched a major eco-tourism project in the emirate of Sharjah.The project will be implemented in Kalba City by the Sharjah Investment and ... Read more...

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UAE grants citizenship to 53 people


March 6th, 2012 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 5 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has granted citizenship to 53 people born to UAE mothers married to foreigners.The General Department of Naturalisation and Residency at the interior ... Read more...

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Emirates Identity Authority signs MoU with e-varsity


January 7th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 7 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU).The objective is to benefit from ... Read more...

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Dubai health authority website wins award


December 17th, 2011 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 16 (IANS/WAM) The website of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has won an award for the best e-content in the Gulf region.The website -- www.dha.gov.ae -- won the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Horse ban hits key South African export


November 20th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Nov 20 (IANS) Exports of horses from South Africa have been hit after the UAE, a major importer of the animals, slapped a ban on them following a deadly ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE backs Pakistan for UNSC seat


October 20th, 2011 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) The UAE will back Pakistan's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council, the UAE's envoy here has said.UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Essa ... Read more...

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Etihad launches special fares


October 4th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 4 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways has launched special fares for the UAE government employees, it was announced Tuesday.It is offering return economy and business class fares at up ... Read more...

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Government should reduce cost of doing business: UAE daily


October 1st, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 30 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government and industry leaders need to identify challenges and arrive at solutions to reduce the cost of doing business, a prominent UAE daily ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

40 orphans honoured in Dubai


September 9th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 9 (IANS/WAM) A total of 40 orphans have been honoured in Dubai for their outstanding academic performance.Minister of Social Affairs Maryam Al Roumi honoured them as part of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE lauded for its work in Afghanistan


August 25th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) Afghanistan is now involved in a strenuous nation-building process that requires consistency and commitment, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been helping the country ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE introduces new mechanism to handle workers’ sit-ins


July 20th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates has approved a new mechanism for handling workers' sit-ins which aims at addressing workers' grievances.According to Chairman of the Higher Committee for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Abu Dhabi holds English learning course for parents


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 3 (IANS/ WAM) A special English learning course has been started in Abu Dhabi to encourage parents' involvement in their children's studies.Organised by the Abu Dhabi ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Banned Pak pacer Asif permitted to enter UAE


April 12th, 2011 - 6:54 am ICT by ANI
Abu Dhabi, Apr. 12 (ANI): Banned Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has received a pardon from the United Arab Emirates government, enabling him to play cricket in the UAE in future, and ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

UAE seeks membership of UN Human Rights Council


March 4th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 4 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sought membership of the UN Human Rights Council during 2012-2015.Obaid Salim Al-Za'abi, the UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN ... Read more...

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Kochi infotech project off the blocks


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Feb 23 (IANS) Within a month of the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai resolving their differences over Smart City Kochi, the much-delayed Rs.1,500 crore infotech project took another step forward ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE warns against selling diseased animals


February 12th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government has warned livestock traders against selling or trading in diseased or feeble animals. The ministry of environment and water, in a circular, has warned against ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala finally clears Smart City project (Lead)


February 2nd, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) The deadlock between the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai over the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi project finally ended Wednesday following talks between Chief Minister V.S. ... Read more...

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Decks cleared for Kochi infotech project


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) The deadlock between the Kerala government and Smart City Dubai over the proposed Rs.1,500 crore Smart City Kochi project finally ended Wednesday following talks between Chief Minister V.S.Achuthanandan ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Big Japanese aid for Bangladesh bridge


November 30th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) Japan will provide an additional $100 million to Bangladesh for the construction of a bridge over the Padma river.The announcement came Monday evening in Tokyo in ... Read more...

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Patil assures large Indian Diaspora in UAE of all help


November 22nd, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar Singh Abu Dhabi, Nov 22 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Monday assured the 1.75 million-strong expatriate Indian community here of all help, and added that the government in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UAE hospital provides health care to Pakistani children


October 6th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 6 (IANS/WAM) A United Arab Emirates hospital has provided health care to 4,000 children in Pakistan's Sindh province, it was announced Wednesday.The hospital has provided therapeutic and surgical ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Abu Dhabi firm to phase out plastic bags


September 15th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 15 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) will phase out the use of plastic bags in its facilities, a company official said Wednesday. According to Chief Executive Officer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

UAE to seek public opinion on nuclear rules


August 14th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The UAE government will seek public opinion before introducing laws governing its nuclear installations, officials said Saturday. The Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation (FANR) said it will post ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Arab petroleum bank posts $47 mn profit


August 8th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp), a multilateral bank owned by the 10-member states of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (Oapec), Sunday announced a net ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

BlackBerry poses security threat, says UAE


July 26th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 26 (DPA) The smartphone services of BlackBerry posed a security threat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), government officials said in statements carried Monday by local media. "Certain BlackBerry applications allow ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

UAE, Turkey discuss cooperation on social issues


June 15th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 15 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Turkey have explored the prospects of stronger cooperation between the two countries on family, youth and social issues. UAE minister of state and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

UAE, South Korea pledge close ties


May 17th, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 17 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Korea have agreed to form a joint committee to explore cooperation in small and medium ventures, technology and healthcare. UAE Economy Minister ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Death row Indians in UAE offered legal help: PM


April 6th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the Indian consulate officials had visited the 17 Indian men sentenced to death by a court in Sharjah, the United ... Read more...

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UAE ministry issued 139,000 certificates of origin in 2009


April 6th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 6 (IANS/WAM) The economy ministry of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued 139,039 certificates of origin in 2009, covering seven emirates as well as certificates issued for the Gulf, Arab ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Indians on death row in UAE: Badal seeks PM’s help


April 2nd, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday sought help from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding 17 Indian youth, including 16 from Punjab, sentenced to death by a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Skydivers jump from the world’s tallest building


January 11th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dubai, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Skydivers jumped from the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa, to create a new world record. Two sky divers legally jumped from the Burj Khalifa ... Read more...

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