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UAE suspends export of wheat imported from India for 4 months

New Delhi: Wheat or wheat flour imported into the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from India cannot be exported to other countries, the Gulf country’s government has announced. This decree means that wheat coming from India can only be used for domestic consumption in the country. Last month, India had banned export of wheat due to...

Fans to be allowed in stadiums for IPL matches in UAE

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday announced that the remainder of the IPL matches will be played in the UAE in the presence of spectators. It said that a limited number of spectators will be allowed in stadiums in the UAE where the tournament will resume from September 19. Notably,...

BCCI to host T20 World Cup in the UAE

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday confirmed that the 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup in India will be shifted to the UAE. There will be no change in the dates for the T20 World Cup. The main leg will start from October 24 and the final will be...

Cricketer Krunal Pandya’s case transferred to Customs

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has handed over the case of India cricketer Krunal Pandya to the airport Customs. Notably, Krunal Pandya was intercepted by DRI officials at the Mumbai International Airport on Thursday upon his arrival from UAE on the suspicion that he is carrying undisclosed gold and other valuables. The DRI said that...

IPL 2020: BCCI on alert after player reports “corrupt approach”

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) anti-corruption unit (ACU) is on a high alert after a cricketer participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE reported about a corrupt approach. The players are abiding by the stringent BCCI rules due to the coronavirus pandemic that has greatly reduced the...

Omar Abdullah takes a dig at Centre over Chinese sponsorships for IPL

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has taken an indirect dig at Centre over allowing Chinese sponsors for IPL 2020. Omar Abdullah said people are being asked to boycott Chinese goods, whereas IPL 2020 has been allowed to retain its Chinese sponsors. “Chinese cellphone makers will continue as title sponsors of the IPL...

NIA to probe Kerala gold smuggling case

A day after Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting “coordinated investigation” by central agencies into the gold smuggling racket, the Centre on Thursday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe the case. “MHA permits National Investigation Agency (@NIA_India) to investigate the Thiruvananthapuram Airport...

UAE launches probe in Kerala gold smuggling case, says culprits won’t be spared

United Arab Emirates authorities have launched an investigation into the smuggling case to find out who sent the cargo containing gold to the address of UAE Consulate in Thiruvananthapuram. The Embassy said that the culprits have not only committed a major crime but also “sought to tarnish the reputation of the UAE mission in India”...

Air India to operate 170 flights under fourth phase of Vande Bharat Mission

Air India will be operating 170 flights to and from 17 countries between July 3 and 15 under the fourth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission, according to an official document. The government started the mission on May 6 to help stranded people reach their destinations using special repatriation flights. Scheduled international passenger flights have...

3 Indian expats sacked from jobs in UAE over Islamophobic social media posts

Islamophoic posts on social media has led to the sacking of three more Indian expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier, given the rise in such posts and the Gulf nations taking cognizance of the matter, Indian ambassador to the UAE, Pavan Kapoor had warned Indians against such posts on social media. In recent...

UAE threatens sanctions against countries not taking back citizens amid COVID-19 crisis

The United Arab Emirates is considering imposing restrictions on work quotas of countries that refuse to accept their nationals who wish to leave the Gulf nation amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation is weighing plans to suspend its memorandum of understanding with certain countries, state-run WAM reported, citing an unidentified...

Stuck in Dubai due to lockdown, retired college professor from India dies of heart attack

A retired college professor from India, who was visiting his daughter in the UAE but could not travel back following flight suspensions due to the coronavirus outbreak, died of heart attack, his family said on Saturday. M Sreekumar, 70, and his wife Sreekumari from Kerala, were visiting their daughter Sreeja, a teacher in Sharjah. They...