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Indo-Canadian man hits $1 mn jackpot in Dubai

Dubai: A Canadian national of Indian origin won a jackpot of $1 million in Dubai Duty-Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire raffle on Tuesday. Mukhtar M., who is based in Dubai and works as a real estate broker, said he was surprised upon receiving “the call of a lifetime” from a Dubai[Read More…]

Chinese couple steal diamond in Dubai, held in India

Dubai: A Chinese couple who stole a diamond worth 300,000 dirhams (about $81,000) from a shop here and then fled the UAE were arrested within 20 hours from an Indian airport, authorities said. The 3.27-carat diamond was recovered in India after it was smuggled out of the United Arab Emirates[Read More…]

9-year-old Indian origin girl in Dubai wins $1 Million jackpot

Indian expat wins $1 million jackpot in Dubai

Dubai: A 45-year-old Indian expat won a jackpot of $1 million (3.6 million dirhams) in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw raffle on Tuesday. Sourav Dey, who has been living in Dubai from last six years, works as a department head for an insurance company here. He bagged the[Read More…]

Air India plane survives disaster after hitting wall

Air India plane survives disaster after hitting wall

Trichy/Mumbai: Passengers and crew on board an Air India Express flight from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu to Dubai escaped a disaster early on Friday when the aircraft’s wheels hit the airport’s outer wall while taking off. Although parts of the Boeing B737-800’s undercarriage were damaged, the pilots, unaware of the[Read More…]

South Africa fined for slow over-rate in 4th ODI

South Africa fined for slow over-rate in 4th ODI

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday fined the South African cricket team for maintaining a slow over-rate in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) against India here on Saturday. The hosts won the rain-curtailed tie by five wickets against India to keep the six-match ODI series alive at 1-3. ICC[Read More…]

More than 2 million Indians visited Dubai in 2017

More than 2 million Indians visited Dubai in 2017

Dubai: Of the 15.79 million tourists who visited Dubai in 2017, a staggering 2.1 million were from India. According to the just-released data by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), India has become the first country to cross the 2 million mark in a single year. Indian visitors[Read More…]

Uber lays off 435 more employees; this time from engineering and product teams

Uber plans to launch flying taxi service by 2023

Online cab aggregator giant Uber has unveiled plans to tie up with plane manufacturers to develop and test a network of flying cars by 2020. Uber will run trials in Dallas in US and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Aviation companies including Embraer and Bell Helicopter have been developing[Read More…]

Put yourself in their shoes

There is so much talk of how the passengers on the Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai rushing to rescue their cabin luggage instead of themselves. I have lived in the Gulf for many years and have traveled on these flights. Most of the people on the flight especially from[Read More…]

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