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Japan expert Jeev Milkha Singh's word of advice for India's Olympics golfers
Dubai, July 24 (IANS) Jeev Milkha Singh, the most accomplished golfer in the history of Indian golf and also the most successful on Japanese soil with four titles, has some words of advice for his compatriots who will be representing the country at the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports
Over 2mn people died of drowning in last decade: WHO
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that more than 2 million died due to drowning in the last decade, a number which exceeded fatalities caused by maternal conditions or protein-energy malnutrition.
2021-07-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Relief for thousands of Indian students as Dubai chosen as NEET venue
Dubai (IANS), July 23 (IANS) In a major relief to thousands of students in Indian curriculum schools in the United Arab Emirates, and their parents, the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the qualifying test for entry into medical colleges across India, will now be held in Dubai for the first time.
2021-07-23
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diaspora,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Passenger jets brush off at Dubai airport, no injuries reported
Dubai, July 22 (IANS) A "minor" collision was reported n Thursday on the taxiway at the Dubai International Airport between two passenger jets.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Crime/Disaster/Accident
New Covid-19 cases, deaths and spread of variants all on the rise: WHO
Geneva, July 22 (IANS) While previous months saw decreasing cases of Covid-19 worldwide, the trend has changed this month and last week saw a 12 per cent increase in the number of cases, while deaths and spread of variants are also on the rise, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday.
2021-07-22
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Rizwan, Livingstone make big gains in T20I Player Rankings
Dubai, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan and England middle-order batsman Liam Livingstone have made huge progress in the ICC Men's T20I Player Rankings after finishing as the leading run scorers for their teams in the three-match series won 2-1 by England.
2021-07-21
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
UAE approves use of monoclonal antibody therapy to treat Covid
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) Within two months of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing an emergency use authorisation (EUA) for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy Sotrovimab for the treatment of mild-to-moderate Covid-19, the UAE has become one of the first countries to approve its use following two weeks of in-country trials.
2021-07-19
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
ICC inducts Mongolia, Tajikistan & Switzerland as new members
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday inducted its newest member countries -- Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland -- at its 78th Annual General Meeting.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Three Ireland players fined, reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) Ireland cricketer Josh Little has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates, Mark Adair and Harry Tector, have been reprimanded for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct in separate incidents during the third match of their ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League series against South Africa in Malahide, Dublin on July 16.
2021-07-18
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
T20 World Cup: India and Pakistan in the same group
Dubai, July 16 (IANS) India and Pakistan have been drawn together in Super 12, or the second stage, of the men's T20 World Cup as the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday announced the groups for the tournament to be played from October 17 to November 14 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.
2021-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kuwait to vaccinate teenagers
Kuwait City, July 16 (IANS) Kuwait will vaccinate teenagers aged 12 to 15 against Covid-19 next week, the Ministry of Health announced.
2021-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Abu Dhabi announces several Covid-related curbs from July 19
Dubai, July 16 (IANS) Abu Dhabi residents have been asked to stay home unless "absolutely necessary" as the Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee launched a new National Sterilisation Programme.
2021-07-16
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Sania Mirza, husband Shoaib granted Golden Visa by UAE govt
Dubai, July 15 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has granted Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her husband and Pakistan cricket star Shoaib Malik the much-coveted 10-year UAE Golden Visa.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Diplomacy,Tennis
'Early stages' of Covid's third wave, warns WHO chief
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) The world is now in the early stages of a third wave, amid rising cases of Covid's Delta variant, World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine
Indian seaman makes $1mn in Dubai sitting at home
Dubai, July 15 (IANS) An Indian citizen, who purchased his ticket online from Thane, won the $1 million first prize in the latest Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionaire draw.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
'Delta variant likely to become dominant Covid strain globally'
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) The Delta Covid-19 variant has so far been identified in 111 countries, territories or areas, and is on the way to becoming the dominant strain of the virus worldwide, causing an increase in new infections and deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said .
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Covid disrupted delivery of DTP-1 jab in over 3mn kids in India: WHO
Geneva, July 15 (IANS) More than three million children in India missed a first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis combined vaccine (DTP-1) in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data published on Thursday by WHO and UNICEF.
2021-07-15
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
UAE issues strict guidelines for those celebrating Eid Al Adha
Dubai, July 14 (IANS) Anticipating a surge in COVID-19 cases, the UAE government has issued strict guidelines to be followed at mosques and those celebrating Eid Al Adha at home.
2021-07-14
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Religion
West Indies' Stafanie tops again in ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings
Dubai, July 13 (IANS) West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in batting as well as in the list of all-rounders in the ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings after a fine effort in the first ODI in Coolidge (West Indies) that helped the hosts win by five wickets against Pakistan.
2021-07-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Delta variant spreading worldwide at scorching pace: WHO chief
Geneva, July 13 (IANS) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Monday warned of the "devastating outbreaks" caused by the Delta variant of Covid-19, saying that the new strain of the virus was infecting people "at a scorching pace".
2021-07-13
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
India women fined for slow over rate in 2nd T20I
Dubai, July 12 (IANS) The Indian women cricketers have been fined 20 percent of their match fees for their slow over-rate during the eight-run victory against England in Sunday's second T20 International.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO issues new recommendations on human genome editing
Geneva, July 12 (IANS) While human genome editing technology has opened the doors for treating rare diseases, there are also risks associated with it. To establish human genome editing as a tool for public health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday issued recommendations with an emphasis on safety, effectiveness, and ethics.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Conway, Sophie named ICC Players of the Month
Dubai, July 12 (IANS) New Zealand opener Devon Conway and England left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone have been named ICC Players of the Month for June.
2021-07-12
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Indian retail scale-ups get chance to be a part of Dubai's ecosystem
Dubai, July 11 (IANS) Dubai has been at the forefront of retail innovation for past several years now and continues to adapt successfully to the challenges of the 'new normal' imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy
'Mild' link between Pfizer, Moderna jabs & heart inflammation: WHO
Geneva, July 11 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has found very rare cases of heart inflammation following vaccination with the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna, but the benefits still outweigh the risks.
2021-07-11
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Taskin, Muzarabani fined 15% of match fee for breach of ICC Code
Dubai, July 9 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sanctioned Bangladesh batsman Taskin Ahmed and Zimbabwe fast bowler Blessing Muzarabani for a clash during the second day of the one-off Test in Harare.
2021-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
IMF backs new SDR allocation for pandemic recovery
Geneva, July 9 (IANS) The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a proposal for a new general Special Drawing Rights (SDR) allocation of $650 billion, the largest allocation in the organisation's history, to help recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday.
2021-07-09
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Business/Economy,Politics
ICC CEO Manu Sawhney sacked, has 5 days to appeal
Dubai, July 8 (IANS) Exactly four months after suspending its CEO Manu Sawhney, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday sacked him, the world body said in a terse 36-word statement.
2021-07-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC finally sacks its CEO Manu Sawhney
Dubai, July 8 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that its Chief Executive Manu Sawhney, originally from India, would "leave the organisation with immediate effect". The ICC also said that Geoff Allardice would continue as acting CEO supported by a 'leadership team', working closely with the ICC Executive Board.
2021-07-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Massive blast at Dubai port, no casualties reported
Dubai, July 8 (IANS) A huge explosion has rocked Dubai's Jebel Ali Port just before the midnight on Wednesday, resulting in a large cloud of flame and causing a shock wave that rattled windows of buildings several kilometres away.
2021-07-08
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,International
Dubai gurdwara continued to serve humanity even in pandemic times
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) The imposing double-storied Gurunanak Darbar gurdwara, the first building as soon as one enters what is now known as the Religious City of Dubai, wears a forlorn look on a Wednesday morning.
2021-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Shafali, Sneh nominated for ICC Player of the Month award
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Indian women cricket team players Shafali Verma and Sneha Rana were on Wednesday nominated for ICC Women's Player-of-the-Month award for June.
2021-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Mithali's 3 successive 50s takes her to No.1 spot in ICC rankings
Dubai, July 6 (IANS) Mithali Raj's three successive half-centuries in the three-match ODI series against England helped her grab the No.1 position in ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings for the eighth time in her 22-year-old international career.
2021-07-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC bans former SL performance analyst for corruption
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Sanath Jayasundara, a former performance analyst with Sri Lanka Cricket, from all cricket for seven years after it's Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
2021-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ICC begins process to identify hosts for white-ball events post 2023
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said it has commenced the process to identify the hosts for the men's white-ball events to be held post 2023, following the expansion to its event programme in the next cycle.
2021-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Rs 40 crore windfall for UAE-based Indian taxi driver and his 9 friends
Dubai, July 4 (IANS) Each year, thousands of people from the Indian subcontinent head over to Dubai in search of better opportunities and lifestyle. Some lucky ones, like Renjith Somarajan and his friends, actually do strike gold in the 'City of Gold'.
2021-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Libya talks on national polls end without breakthrough
Geneva, July 4 (IANS) The latest session of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) aiming at paving the way for the scheduled national elections concluded in Switzerland without reaching an agreement.
2021-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Emiratis banned from travelling to India, 13 other nations
Dubai, July 2 (IANS) UAE authorities have prohibited Emiratis from travelling to 14 countries, including India, amidst fears of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant.
2021-07-02
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
ICC bans UAE players Hayat, Ahmed for eight years
Dubai, July 1 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned United Arab Emirates (UAE) players Amir Hayat and Ashfaq Ahmed from all cricket for eight years after its Anti-Corruption Tribunal found them guilty of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
2021-07-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Etisalat announces of starting work towards 6G
Dubai, July 1 (IANS) While the world seems to be consumed by the potential of 5G, the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) leading telecom operator Etisalat revealed that it has already started working towards the transition to 6G, a mobile network that is expected to be 100 times faster than 5G.
2021-07-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Technology
Israel inaugurates Consulate General in Dubai
Dubai, July 1 (IANS) Visiting Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has inaugurated the country's first-ever Consulate General in Dubai during his ongoing trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is the first by a senior official of the Jewish state to the Gulf nation since the two sides normalised ties last year.
2021-07-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Politics
Covid Delta variant detected in 96 countries: WHO
Geneva, July 1 (IANS) The Delta Covid-19 variant has now been detected in 96 countries, 11 more than last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update.
2021-07-01
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Indians slip in ICC rankings after WTC final loss (Ld)
Dubai, June 30 (IANS) India's poor outing in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand saw quite a few players slip in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings announced on Wednesday.
2021-06-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Jadeja, Pant slip in ICC rankings, Kohli retains fourth spot
Dubai, June 30 (IANS) A week after he became the No. 1 ranked all-rounder in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings, Ravindra Jadeja slipped to joint second as West Indies' Jason Holder (384 rating points) moved back to the top. Jadeja (377) shares the second spot in the list of all-rounders with Ben Stokes.
2021-06-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
WHO certifies China malaria-free after 70-yr effort
Geneva, June 30 (IANS) Following a 70-year effort, the World Health Organization on Tuesday certified that China is malaria free, a notable feat for a country that reported 30 million cases of the disease annually in the 1940s.
2021-06-30
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
ICC confirms T20 World Cup to be held in UAE from Oct 17 to Nov 14
Dubai, June 29 (IANS) A day after the Indian cricket board said that it will not be able to host the T20 World Cup, the International Cricket Council (ICC) issued a statement confirming that the multi-nation tournament will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman from October 17 to November 14.
2021-06-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Maximise benefits of AI for health, minimise risks: WHO
Geneva, June 28 (IANS) Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds great promise for improving the delivery of healthcare and medicine worldwide, but only if ethics and human rights are put at the heart of its design, deployment, and use, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report published on Monday.
2021-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
Emirates expects to resume Dubai-India flights from July 7
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) UAE flag carrier Emirates has announced that it expects to resume its Dubai-India flights from July 7 after operations have remained suspended in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the South Asian country.
2021-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora
Kuwait starts to prevent unvaccinated from entering shopping malls to contain Covid-19
Kuwait City, June 28 (IANS) Kuwait started on Sunday to implement a government's decision to allow only vaccinated citizens and residents to visit shopping malls, salons, gyms, and restaurants in the country.
2021-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid vax may not be enough, masks, distancing must continue: WHO
Geneva, June 27 (IANS) As the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus disease is spreading rapidly across the globe, being vaccinated may not be enough, people must continue wearing masks, maintain social distancing and other Covid-appropriate behaviours, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
2021-06-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Health/Medicine