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13-Nov-2018 Dubai

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah retain top spots in ODI rankings

India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah retained their respective top spots in the latest One-Day International (ODI)  rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Tuesday.Kohli's deputy Rohit Sharma also remained static...

08-Oct-2018 Dubai

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah retain top spots in ICC ODI rankings

India skipper Virat Kohli and his teammate Jasprit Bumrah maintained their top spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen and bowlers respectively.Kohli remained at the first place in the batsman's chart with 884 points and is followed by his deputy Rohit...

30-Sep-2018 Dubai

Rohit Sharma jumps to second spot in ICC rankings for batsmen

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has jumped two spots to sit at second position in the ICC ODI Rankings for Batsmen released here on Sunday.Rohit, who scored 317 runs in five innings in the recently concluded Asia Cup in UAE, is only behind his skipper Virat Kohli...

29-Sep-2018 Dubai

We played good cricket throughout the tournament : Rohit Sharma

After a hard-fought win over Bangladesh in a nail-biting Asia Cup final, stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma praised his players for handling pressure well beside playing quality cricket throughout the tournament.In an unpredictable affair in the finals, the...

29-Sep-2018 Dubai

We played good cricket throughout the tournament: Rohit Sharma

After a hard-fought win over Bangladesh in a nail-biting Asia Cup final stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma praised his players for handling pressure well beside playing quality cricket throughout the tournament. In an unpredictable affair in the finals the...

29-Sep-2018 Dubai

Asia Cup Final: India pips Bangladesh in last ball thriller

In a match going down the wire Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar s sensible knock helped India pip Bangladesh by three wickets in a thrilling Asia Cup final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. The win also shattered Bangladesh...

26-Sep-2018 Dubai

Asia Cup: Afghanistan pull off thrilling last-ball tie with India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comeback as skipper, albiet for a game ended in a thrilling tie against a resurgent Afghanistan in their final Super Four match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.Chasing a competitive 253, the defending...

26-Sep-2018 Dubai

Zaheer Khan bats for Rishabh Pant in India's World Cup squad

With India yet to sort out their middle order batting woes, specially the No.4 spot, fast bowling great Zaheer Khan believes rising stumper Rishabh Pant's attractive strokeplay makes him one of the contenders in the squad for next year's ICC World Cup, scheduled...

23-Sep-2018 Dubai

Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan brush aside Pakistan

Continuing their winning run, India handed out an another humiliating nine-wicket defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup tournament here on Sunday.Chasing an average 238-run target, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan single-handedly...

22-Sep-2018 Dubai

Asia Cup: Confident India look to continue dominance over Pakistan

Beaming with confidence after successive lop-sided wins over Pakistan and Bangladesh, a confident India will once again aim to brush aside the Green Brigade when the two sides clash in a Super Four tie of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium...

19-Sep-2018 Dubai

Asia Cup: India overpower Pakistan by eight wickets

A strong bowling performance followed by some power-packed batting saw India thrash arch rivals Pakistan by eight wickets in their Group A clash of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Wednesday.Asked to field first, three-wicket hauls from pacer Bhuvneshwar...

18-Sep-2018 Dubai

Asia Cup: India struggle to beat minnows Hong Kong

Minnows Hong Kong put up a spirited fight before going down by 26 runs to a rather insipid Indian team in their Group A One-Day International (ODI) match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Tuesday.Chasing a challenging target of 286 runs, Hong Kong rode...

15-Sep-2018 Dubai

Kohli's captaincy not thoughtful, if not mindless

These days there is little time to celebrate or brood after a cricket series. After a long tour of England, some key India players, who play in all three formats of the game, are in the Gulf to play the Asia Cup.On return, they are up against the West Indies...

15-Sep-2018 Dubai

Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in Asia Cup opener

Bangladesh dominated with both bat and ball to outclass Sri Lanka by 137 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.Electing to bat first, Bangladesh rode Mushfiqur Rahim's career-best score of 144 runs to post what eventually...

03-Sep-2018 Dubai

Virat Kohli retains top spot in ICC rankings

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his number one spot in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings with a career-high 937 rating points, despite the defeat in the fourth Test against England.Although India lost the fourth...

23-Aug-2018 Dubai

Virat Kohli back as No.1 ICC Test batsman

India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday regained the No.1 ICC Test batting spot after notching 200 runs (97, 103) in the just-concluded Trent Bridge Test against England, that India won by 203 runs.According to an International Cricket Council (ICC) statement,...

27-Jul-2018 Dubai

Sania Mirza sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Out of action for a long period with a chronic knee injury and now her first pregnancy, ace Indian player Sania Mirza is hopeful of hitting the tennis court for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.In a recent interview to Gulf News, former Doubles World No.1 Sania,...

16-May-2018 Dubai

Sobha Realty announces the launch of Sobha Creek Vistas Residences

Sobha Realty, the leading premium real estate developer, unveiled the launch of ‘Sobha Creek Vistas’ in Sobha Hartland at an exclusive event of 600 guests yesterday at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai The resort-style luxury housing project encompasses 8...

11-Apr-2018 Dubai

I sympathise with Hollywood's gender equality movement : Toby Stephens

Toby Stephens hopes for a "correction" in the representation of women in Hollywood and wishes for a more equal world for his wife and daughters. The actor, son of veteran cine icon Maggie Smith, sympathises with the ongoing movement calling for gender equality,...

27-Feb-2018 Dubai

Sridevi's death : Dubai prosecutor closes case, body handed over

Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor drowned in her bathtub after losing consciousness and the case had been closed after investigation, Dubai Prosecutor's office said. The body was handed over to her bereaved family.No foul play was apparently suspected by the investigators...

27-Feb-2018 Dubai

Sridevi's body released for embalming

The body of Bollywood actress Sridevi, who died in her hotel room on Saturday, has been released for the procedure of embalming, says a report from Consulate General of India, Dubai."Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters...

26-Feb-2018 Dubai

Sridevi died from accidental drowning : Report

Indian actress Sridevi died due to accidental drowning in a bath tub in her hotel here, reports gulfnews.com.Sharing the image of the forensic report, the media publication stated that Sridevi, who had traces of alcohol in her blood, lost balance and fell into...

26-Feb-2018 Dubai

Sridevi's last moments in Dubai hotel room revealed

Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, was getting ready at a hotel room in Dubai for a dinner date with her producer-husband Boney Kapoor before she suffered a cardiac arrest which led to her sudden demise, a media report said on Monday.Boney flew back from Mumbai and...

25-Feb-2018 Dubai

Bhuvneshwar Kumar jumps to 12th, Kohli drops to 6th in T20I rankings

Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar jumped 20 places to be 12th, while captain Virat Kohli dropped three places to be sixth in the Twenty20 International (T20I) bowling and batting rankings revealed on Sunday.Bhuvneshwar picked up seven wickets in the three-match...

25-Feb-2018 Dubai

Defending champion Svitolina beats Kasatkina, keeps Dubai title

Defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine won her second Dubai Tennis Championships title in a row, beating Russia's Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-0 in the final.Top-seeded Svitolina needed a little over an hour to defeat Kasatkina, whom she has bested in all three...

25-Feb-2018 Dubai

Actress Sridevi passes away

Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom as her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief.The actress breathed her last on Saturday night at around 11 p.m. She was rushed to the nearby Rashid Hospital...

11-Feb-2018 Dubai

Narendra Modi, French PM discuss strengthening strategic partnership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his French counterpart Edouard Philippe on the sidelines of the World Government Summit here and discussed ways to strengthen the bilateral strategic partnership."The two leaders had a good discussion on strengthening...

11-Feb-2018 Dubai

Narendra Modi meets Kyrgyzstan PM Sapar Isakov

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his Kyrgyz counterpart Sapar Isakov on the sidelines of the World Government Summit here.The two leaders shared views on bilateral and regional issues, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar...

11-Feb-2018 Dubai

Narendra Modi discusses trade, defence ties with UAE PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held an "engaging discussion" with his UAE counterpart Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on expanding defence and trade ties between the two countries, an Indian official said.The two leaders also discussed ways to...

11-Feb-2018 Dubai

Narendra Modi witnesses temple foundation stone laying in UAE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday witnessed via video-conferencing the foundation stone laying ceremony of a temple in the UAE while attending a community event here.According to Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, Modi witnessed...

18-Jan-2018 Dubai

Kohli reaches 900 points in Test rankings

Virat Kohli has become the second Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the 900-point mark in the rankings for Test batsmen, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday.Gavaskar had achieved the milestone in his 50th Test when he scored...

18-Jan-2018 Dubai

Ashes triumph important to me : Steve Smith

After being crowned the International Cricket Council's Test Player of the Year for a second time, Australian captain Steve Smith on Thursday said the Ashes triumph over England was the most important chapter of his tenure.Smith recently guided the Kangaroos...

13-Jan-2018 Dubai

Kabir Khan directs sequel to campaign starring Shah Rukh Khan

Director Kabir Khan, who has helmed a campaign featuring Shah Rukh Khan, says he has always aspired to work with the superstar.Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) revealed the first short film of "2.0 #BeMyGuest" campaign on Saturday....

04-Jan-2018 Dubai

Qatar Open : Thiem wins; Rublev sets up quarterfinal against Coric

Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria survived the upset wave by getting past Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene 7-5, 6-4 in the Qatar Open tennis tournament here while Russia's Andrey Rublev withstood Spain's Fernando Verdasco to set up a quarterfinal tie against Borna...

18-Dec-2017 Dubai

Rohit Sharma enters top 5 spot in ODI rankings

India opener Rohit Sharma has climbed to the fifth spot amongst batsmen in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) player rankings released here on Monday.The right-handed batsman has gained two slots and crossed the 800-point...

17-Dec-2017 Dubai

Superseries Finals : P. V. Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu lost a hard-fought battle 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 in an hour and...

17-Dec-2017 Dubai

Superseries Finals : P.V. Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final

Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu lost a hard-fought battle 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 in an hour and...

07-Dec-2017 Dubai

Virat Kohli inches closer to Ponting's record in ICC rankings

India skipper Virat Kohli's prolific run with the willow has helped him jump three spots to the second position in the latest ICC Test Rankings released on Thursday and inch closer to match Australian legend Ricky Ponting's record of holding the top spot across...

06-Dec-2017 Dubai

Sonam Kapoor in Dubai for IWC Filmmaker Award, DIFF

Actress Sonam Kapoor will attend the sixth edition of the IWC Filmmaker Award celebrations here."IWC has always stood for beauty, perfection and precision and I look forward to meeting all the beautiful women from all walks of life at the event," Sonam said...

28-Nov-2017 Dubai

Cheteshwar Pujara reclaims No.2 spot among ICC Test batsmen

 India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has reclaimed the No.2 Test spot while skipper Virat Kohli stood static at No.5 in the latest ICC rankings, released here on Tuesday.Pujara, who stroked a brilliant 143 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in the Nagpur...

22-Nov-2017 Dubai

Irrfan Khan to be honoured at Dubai film festival

Actor Irrfan Khan is set to be honoured at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in December for his "incredible body of work".The much awaited film festival will take place from December 6 to December 13.The opening ceremony of DIFF...

12-Nov-2017 Dubai

ICC announces recruitment process for independent director

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Sunday the process for the recruitment of an independent director for the ICC board.The introduction of an independent director, who must be female, was approved by the ICC full council in June as part...

08-Nov-2017 Dubai

Asha Bhosle regrets not singing English songs

Legendary singer Asha Bhosle regrets not getting a proper education, and says she would have touched greater heights if she had studied further and crooned songs in English too.Bhosle talked about her regrets at the Leadership Lecture Series at the Dubai campus...

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