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  • South Indian state of Kerala reels under heavy rain

       July 16, 2018     
    Thiruvananthapuram: Heavy rains pounded Kerala on Monday disrupting normal life with more rainfall predicted till Wednesday, weather officials said. In Alappuzha district's Chandriroor, an uprooted fell on top of the last bogey of the Thiruvananthapuram-bound Mangalore Express. It has been raining in several districts for the past 36 hours. More than 3,000 people have been moved
  • World Cup 2018: UAE leaders congratulate Russian President

       July 16, 2018     
    ABU DHABI: President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulating him on the good and successful organisation of the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow. President Khalifa lauded Russia for providing huge resources and potentials to the participating teams, which contributed to the success of the World Cup and delivery of i
  • France v Croatia is the final a World Cup full of surprises deserves

       July 15, 2018     
    France v Croatia is a surprising final but also a good reflection of this World Cup. After all it has been a tournament full of surprises in which we have seen that a different type of football is required to succeed, one based on team work and sticking to the ba
  • Serious crime rate dropped by 40% in Dubai's Al Qusais area last year

       July 15, 2018     
    Rate of serious crimes dropped by 40.6 per cent in Al Qusais last year when compared with past two years, according to Dubai Police. The latest statistics also reveal that road accidents dropped by 14.3 per cent, traffic death mortality 27.7 per
  • Century's longest lunar eclipse will occur this month

       July 14, 2018     
    A total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27-28 with a totality duration of 1 hour 43 minutes, the longest in this century, the Ministry of Earth Sciences said yesterday. The partial eclipse of the Moon will begin at 11:54 pm (Indian Standard Time) on July 27. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth's shadow and the totality phase will begin at 1 am on July 28. The total
  • UAE issues new rules for Hajj

       July 14, 2018     
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued Ministerial Decree No. 32 of 2018 regarding Hajj. The decree prohibits all normal persons or Hajj booking agents from arranging a Hajj on behalf of someone else without clearing it with the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (Awqaf) first.
  • Croatia beat England to make World Cup final

       July 12, 2018     
    Dubai: Croatia defeated England 2-1 after extra-time to book their place in the Fifa World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Wednesday night and move into a showdown with France at the same venue on Sunday. Kieran Trippier struck after five minutes to give Gareth Southgate’s side the lead as they attempted to reach the showpiece match for the first time since they won the
  • UAE announces new rule on VAT

       July 12, 2018     
    The UAE Cabinet has adopted a decision to implement the value added tax refund system for tourists, which will integrate between retail outlets with tax refund points in line with the government's efforts to achieve the efficient implementation of the tax system
  • Mumbai Rains: Tuesday’s rain breaks 3-year record

       July 11, 2018     
    Mumbai: For the third day in a row, heavy rainfall continued to pound the city on Tuesday, leading to waterlogged roads, traffic jams, delayed flight, train and bus services. The city recorded its highest single-day rainfall since 2015. Since Sunday morning, Mumbai has recorded 100 mm rain every day for the past three days. In the 24 hours starting from 8.30am on Monday, Santacruz recor
  • 3 UAE residents in world’s 500 richest

       July 11, 2018     
    Dubai: At least three of the world’s 500 richest people on earth are residing in the UAE, with a combined fortune of $16.41 billion (Dh60 billion), according to the latest figures. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people, listed retail tycoon Majid Al Futtaim as the wealthiest person in the UAE, highlighting that shopping malls are some

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