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Last updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:12:16 PM

Indian driver banned from travel over unpaid phone bills
Riyadh, July 20 (IANS) An Indian in Saudi Arabia has been slapped with a travel ban over his inability to pay staggeringly high phone bills for SIM cards that he claimed were falsely registered under his name, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 5:22:11 PM

ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor'
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Saturday said that David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between India and England at Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as "poor".

Saturday, July 19, 2014 4:04:06 PM

World's first eco-friendly mosque opens in Dubai
Dubai, July 19 (IANS/WAM) The doors of the first environment-friendly mosque in the Islamic world were opened for worshippers here Friday by Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF).

Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:32:18 PM

Philander fined for ball tampering
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) South Africa's Vernon Philander was fined 75 percent of his match fee for tampering with the ball during the third day's play in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 3:26:17 PM

37 Indian suicides in six UAE emirates in 2014
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) At least 37 Indian nationals committed suicide in six of the seven emirates of the UAE in the first half of 2014, latest figures from the Indian consulate in Dubai show.

Friday, July 18, 2014 7:04:12 PM

UN seeks $60 mn for aid in Gaza
Geneva, July 18 (IANS/WAM) The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) has made a fund appeal for $60 million to respond to the immediate shelter, food, health needs of affected Palestinian families in Gaza.

Friday, July 18, 2014 9:52:11 AM

'Crashed Malaysian flight wasn't in restricted airspace'
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Thursday that it was believed the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight had not traversed to restricted airspace.

Friday, July 18, 2014 4:00:06 AM

High-tech app to help Indian Haj pilgrims
Riyadh, July 17 (IANS) Haj pilgrims from India will now be equipped with an innovative navigation system to trace their way to their respective accommodations while on their holy pilgrimmage to Mecca this year, media reported.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:12:18 PM

Financial losses behind suicide of film producer, family
Dubai, July 17 (IANS) Dubai police have confirmed that the deaths of an Indian film producer and his wife and daughter was a case of murder-cum-suicide, a step taken due to their financial woes, a media report said Thursday.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:42:12 PM

UN panel questions Japan on 'comfort women'
Geneva, July 17 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Committee Wednesday raised its concerns and questions on the issue of "comfort women" during its consideration of the sixth periodic report of Japan on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:52:07 AM

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