Etihad expands flights to Indian state Kerala

The airline said it has launched a fourth daily non-stop service between Kozhikode and its Abu Dhabi hub, taking to 63 the total number of weekly services between the UAE capital and its three Kerala gateways of Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram. This represents over 30% of Etihad’s frequencies from across 11 Indian cities it serves, …

Indian actress wins half kg gold in Dubai raffle

Lady luck has smiled on a budding Malayalam film actress from the UAE, Aima Rosemary Sebastian. She won a fortune of half kilogram gold in the Akshaya Tritiya raffle draw, making more money than the combined payment she received for acting with superstars Mohanlal and Nivin Pauly in two recent blockbusters. She has played notable …

Abu Dhabi to host South Indian International Movie Awards

The sixth edition of South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) will see industry’s top stars descend to the Capital. The awards ceremony will be held for the first time in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1 at the ICC Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. SIIMA chairperson Brinda Prasad said the UAE has been …

Adil Hussain is in Dubai for Hotel Salvation

The act of acting should be the ultimate goal of any actor, said Adil Hussain – the revered theatre personality whose roles in critically acclaimed movies like Sunrise and Hotel Salvation earned him rave reviews in film festivals around the world. In fact, it was for Hotel Salvation (Mukti Bhawan) that the 53-year-old Delhi-based Assamese …

UAE resident Shaan turns script-writer

UAE resident RJ Shaan and Malayalam director Antony Sony couldn’t have asked for more. Their Malayalam debut film, C/O Saira Banu won hearts with its interesting family drama of two mothers who will go to any length for their sons. Shaan, who works as Creative Head of Club FM 99.6 has written the story and …

Worker in coma for 9 months flown home from Dubai

A 29-year-old Indian worker has been repatriated to his hometown in Assam after lying in coma for nine months in Dubai’s Rashid Hospital. M.D. Noor Ahmad Chowdhury was hardly two months into his new job as a salesman when he slipped into coma after suffering stroke and bleeding in the brain at a Dubai shop …

Families in UAE miss out on Baahubali fun

S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali: The Conclusion released in the UAE a day before it hit the screens in India and across the world. However, the story in the UAE, as compared to the rest of the world, is slightly different. Many families here are upset that they haven’t been able to see the movie …

UAE welcomes Indian with US visa

Dubai has welcomed the first Indian passport holder with a valid American visa and granted him visa on arrival on the early hours of May 1, officials said on Tuesday. The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, posted on their Instagram account a picture of the Indian passenger after his arrival. “On …

‘Together in the Emirates of Zayed’ – the International Workers Day

More than 8,000 workers took part in ‘Together in the Emirates of Zayed’ event held by the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development to mark the International Workers Day. The Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, noted that great progress in the UAE labour laws has been achieved through …

NRI Forum urged to invest in Karnataka

The newly-formed Karnataka NRI Forum UAE will get all legal and financial support from the government, the chief minister of the investment-friendly south Indian state said. Inaugurating the NRI Forum in Dubai, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah pledged his support to ensure that the NRI body would succeed in its mission of acting as a bridge between …