Tuesday 6 December 2016

Top Indian leader J Jayalalitha dies at 68

J Jayalalitha, the chief minister of the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu and one of India's most influential politicians, has died at 68. The chief minister suffered a heart attack on Sunday night and died at 23:30 local time (18:00 GMT) on Monday, Chennai's Apollo Hospi


Dubai Crocodile Park launch delayed to 2017-end

Dubai has postponed the launch of its ambitious crocodile park, a 20,000-sq-m development coming up in Mirdif area of the emirate, to the end of 2017, said a report. The annoucement comes from Dubai Municipality at a time when only 43 per cent of the work has been completed, repo


33 killed in California warehouse blaze

Nearly 33 people were killed after a fire ripped through a late-night dance party in a converted warehouse in Oakland, California, said media report citing senior officials. Late Sunday night, the City of Oakland released the names of seven deceased victims who had been identifie


Russia delivers S-300 air defence system: Iran

Russia has fully delivered all parts of S-300 air defence system to Iran and the two countries have agreed to develop logistical and technical cooperation, a senior Iranian government official said. The air defence system was finally handed over to Iran despite the ups and downs


India, Qatar sign key deals on visas, cyberspace, investments

India and Qatar have signed four agreements on visas, cyberspace and investments following delegation-level talks led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Qatari countepart Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. India enjoys close and friendly relations with Qatar, w


Sial 2016 set to open with 900 exhibitors

Sial Middle East, the regions fastest-growing professional trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries, is set to open tomorrow (December 5) with over 900 exhibitors in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Now in its seventh year, the event will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibitio


Dubai group buys key stake in Swedish Plantagon

UAE-based Enspire, a key player in regional financial and infrastructural projects, has bought a significant stake in Plantagon, a world-leading pioneer within urban agriculture, that spearheads infrastructural food systems integrating energy, water and waste management. Plantago


Panasonic develops innovative IPS liquid crystal panel

Panasonic Corporation said one of its subsidiaries has developed a new model of IPS (In-plane switching) liquid crystal panel that achieves a contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1, about 600 times that of conventional panels. Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Company said it was achi


86pc of expats proud to call the UAE their home - survey

The UAE has been ranked high on the expat's preference list for safety and security, with 86 per cent of expats stating they are proud to call the UAE their home, a new survey has revealed. According to the Xpress Money survey, 38 per cent of expats residing in the UAE consid


Dubai set for Emirates Airline Rugby Sevens weekend

The 2016 Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens kicks off this weekend at the Sevens Stadium and is set to be the largest event to-date with Olympic sporting heroes on the pitches. The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series and the largest I

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