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Tecom says SmartCity Kochi is on track

The SmartCity Kochi project is still on track despite being three months late on completion of its first phase. Tecom Investments reaffirmed commitment to the project by rejecting claims of passing the project to Dubai Holding, the Tecom parent company. SmartCity Kochi is a joint venture undertaken by Tecom Investments and the Government of Kerala, …

India enables travel for UAE citizens

The Government on India has cancelled the 60-day imposition between two consecutive tourist visas for UAE Nationals. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Indian Embassy has confirmed this news. UAE citizens can now apply for tourist visas at the Indian embassy or consulate without any restrictions.  

Visitors from India contribute to boom in Dubai hotel industry

Hotels across Dubai have reported a significant increase in the number of Indian visitors in the last quarter of 2012. The increase is attributed to the Dubai Tourism Department’s marketing strategy for 2012 targeting the Indian cities of Mumbai, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Ahemdabad.   The Atlantis alone has witnessed over 12% increase in the …

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Sachin Tendulkar retires from One-Day cricket

We all knew the moment was coming when Sachin Tendulkar, the ‘Little Master’ of cricket would put away his running shoes and hang up his bat. Despite the warnings, with the official announcement of Sachin’s retirement from one-day playoffs, cricket fans around India and around the world are distraught with the news.   Sachin will …

Dubai bound passenger arrested at Mumbai airport for carrying cash over INR 3 million

A passenger, Miyaz, was arrested at Mumbai airport while trying to smuggle Indian currency worth Rs 30 lakh to Dubai. On Tuesday, around 1pm, Miyaz checked in at Jet Airways counter to board a flight to Dubai. However, customs officials intercepted him on suspicion. Officials said Miyaz tried to feign illness when he stopped. “He …

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Dubai adds yet another record breaker to its list

Dubai city has added yet another superlative to its list of world-record-breakers. This time it is for the title of the world’s tallest hotel, credited to the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. Indian national, Ashok Korgaonkar, is the leading architect for the hotel project who said his inspiration arose from his focus on innovation. …

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India Growth Rate goes down the fiscal scale

As of this week, the forecast for India’s upcoming fiscal year has dipped from 7.85% at the start of the year to 5.7-5.9%. At present the growth rate stands at 5.4% and is expected to continue through the first half of 2013. The Mid-Year Economic Analysis tabulated by the Indian Parliament shows a rise in …

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The Worst Accident Spell in Dubai History

Reports revealed that 630 accidents took place across Dubai and Abu Dhabi in a span on 7 hours. The accident rate for the country has shot up drastically after the worst accident spell, which took place last Monday. Motorists across the city have been seen driving rashly and at break neck speeds across highways and …

UAE to Swap Prisoners with India

Hundreds of Indian prisoners will be able to serve their jail sentences in their home countries after the UAE cabinet approved a prisoner transfer agreement with the two countries. The move follows pacts signed with India in November 2011allows the transfer of Emirati citizens incarcerated in India. Under the Transfer of Sentenced Persons Agreement, prisoners with …

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Dubai Police introduces reward system to encourage responsible driving

We have always been told what not to do on the roads of Dubai and the black point system has helped keep road behaviour in check. But as the Dubai Police have come to see, without consistent campaigning initiatives are bound to loose their ‘drive.’ A white point system will now be introduced to encourage …