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Kushti – a way of life for Pakistani workers in Dubai

DUBAI: Every Friday evening in Dubai’s bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. It is kushti wrestling night and Kala Pehlwan is ready to fight. As the sun sinks below towering palm trees, dozens of men — many in tunics, others in T-shirts — begin to form a perfect…

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ACC shifts Asia Cup 2018 from India to UAE

KUALA LUMPUR: Asian Cricket Council has decided to shift the 2018 Asia Cup from India to United Arab Emirates. Pakistan had expressed its concern over security and other issues in India. ACC accepted Pakistan’s stance and shifted the tournament to UAE. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will co-host the Emerging Nations Cup. The event will be…

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UAE military contingent to participate in Pakistan Day parade

ISLAMABAD: A military contingent from United Arab Emirates (UAE) will participate in the Pakistan Day parade, to be held at Shakarparian Parade Avenue on Friday. This will be the first time that the UAE military contingent will be taking part in the official ceremony of the Pakistan Day, an official source said on Thursday. The…

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Windies spinner Narine’s bowling action reported again

SHARJAH: West Indian spinner Sunil Narine faced a new storm on Thursday when his bowling action was again reported during the ongoing Pakistan Super League Twenty 20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates, officials said. The 29-year-old, who is playing for Lahore Qalandars, was placed on the warning list but can continue to take part…

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Turkish plane crashes in Iran

Tehran: A private Turkish plane flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul crashed Sunday in the south of Iran with 11 people on board, Iranian state television reported. The plane had left from the emirate of Sharjah and went down near the city of Shahr-e Kord, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Tehran,…

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Sridevi – The Bollywood Diva who left too soon

By: Omair Alavi The film fraternity around the world was dealt a huge blow when Bollywood starlet Sridevi suddenly passed away at the age of 54 during a trip to the United Arab Emirates. The Hawa Hawaii girl as she was commonly known had just made a comeback to films with Mom – a role…

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In focus: Here’s why Islamabad United can repeat PSL glory all over again…

BY SHAHJAHAN KHURRAM DUBAI: Islamabad United will certainly be hurting when it comes to losing Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif and Mohammad Asif after the infamous fixing scandal that rocked PSL last year. However, if it is one thing we have learned about the men in red so far–and their daunting skipper–it is NEVER wise to…

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PSL 3 trophy unveiling ceremony held in Dubai

DUBAI: The HBL PSL trophy ceremony was underway in Dubai, two days before the third edition of the cricketing event is set to take place. The excitement, drama and anticipation cannot be more higher as only two days are left for PSL 2018 to begin. All the captains of the respective franchises are taking part…

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Cricketers reach UAE for PSL 3

DUBAI: Cricketers are arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL). According to details, many cricketers with the likes of Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan and Kumar Sangakkara have already reached Dubai for the tournament which kicks off on 22nd February 2018. Three legends in one frame….

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Viral video in Indian media spreads false propaganda on UAE

NEW DELHI: A video of an Emirati man saying “Jai Siya Ram” in Abu Dhabi went viral after being shared by major TV channels such as Times Now and Zee News, on the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Abu Dhabi. However, it also resulted in massive embarrassment for the media houses. The video…

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UAE gold jewellery demand falls to historic low

DUBAI: Gold jewellery demand in the UAE fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2017, falling two per cent to a 20-year low, according to World Gold Council data. “Demand in the UAE received a small boost in December as consumers rushed to make their purchases before a five per cent Value-Added-Tax (VAT) was imposed…

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Iran could be winner, US a loser from UAE-Qatar tensions

DUBAI: A rise in tension between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in a row over military flights threatens U.S. strategic interests in the Gulf and could benefit regional rival Iran. Abu Dhabi says Qatari air force jets intercepted two UAE civilian aircraft on commercial flights to Bahrain last month, and Doha says UAE military…

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Want to become rich in UAE? Avoid these mistakes

DUBAI: Here are five money habits you must break in order to have a financially prosperous future. Are you stuck with money habits that are getting you nowhere? When we make poor financial decisions daily, these end up becoming habits, and these habits can have long-lasting consequences. Simply put, your financial behaviour can either make…

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World Cup: India blind cricketers to play in UAE amid tensions with Pakistan

New Delhi: The Indian blind cricket team left for the United Arab Emirates Saturday to take part in the World Cup after failing to secure permission to play in Pakistan. India had been due to play Pakistan, who they beat in the 2014 Blind Cricket World Cup final, in Faisalabad on Monday. But instead Pakistan…

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Yemen civil war: Norway suspends arms sales to UAE as part of ‘precautionary line’

NEWS DESK: Norway has suspended exports of munitions and arms to the United Arab Emirates as a “precautionary line,” based on its assessment of the situation in Yemen, reported The Independent. A Saudi-led coalition including the UAE has been fighting Shia rebels in the country for nearly three years. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said…

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Skype blocked in UAE

DUBAI: Skype, the popular software that allows users to make voice and video calls between computers, mobile phones and tablet devices via internet, has been blocked in the UAE. According to a tweet by UAE-based telecom company Etisalat, the access to Skype has been blocked over unlicensed VoIP calls. “The access to the Skype app…

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Hang me if corruption claims against me are proved: Dar

LONDON: Ishaq Dar rejected the allegations of corruption leveled towards him by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Samaa reported. Speaking exclusively with Samaa TV, Dar challenged his political rivals to prove the allegations against him. He added, “hang me if the allegations are proven true”. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader stated that the most…

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Wake-up call for the PCB

The whole cricket community across the country in fact has shown serious anger against the recent Future tour plan (FTP) for 2019-2023 which has been finalized by the ICC, where Pakistan is almost degraded to the level of minnows like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland. According to the new FTP, Pakistan has been given 121…

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No suspension of visa, Pakistani visitors are welcome: UAE

DUBAI: The Dubai authorities have dismissed as mere rumours some media reports that UAE has suspended visit visa for Pakistanis. There were reports in some segments of Pakistani media that the UAE General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs has issued a notification suspending issuance of UAE visas for Pakistanis. A fake notice which is…

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Video: Meera obliges fans for selfies at Sharjah Cricket Stadium

SHARJAH: Watch Pakistani actress Meera oblige fans for selfies and photographs during a match of the T10 Cricket League being held in the city, on Friday. Pakistani personalities from the world of showbiz can’t be kept away from cricket and Meera is certainly no exception. During a match of the T10 Cricket League, the actress…

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Video: British singer Tanya Wells croons ‘Chaar Chiragh Tere’

DUBAI: A recent video of British singer Tanya Wells has been going viral in which the songstress can be seen and heard singing a beautiful rendition of the popular folklore Chaar Chiragh Tere. Tanya Wells is indeed gifted with a melodious voice that she has often used to perfection when crooning songs by Pakistani legends…

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