13 people held for virus violations in Sharjah
UAE reports 2,692 cases, 16 deaths; Dubai shuts a firm, fines 2 over COVID-19; Britain injects $91b fund to prop up virus-hit economy; Modi’s ministers select ‘Made in India’ vaccine.
Abu Dhabi And Kazakhstan Explore Means To Strengthen Partnership
‘Abu Dhabi Fund for Development had supported Kazakhstan in its effort to achieve its sustainable development goals through financing strategic projects,’ says ADFD official
India Speeds Up Anti-Virus Fight, Offers Vaccines Round The Clock
‘The government has ended the time constraint to increase the speed of jabs. People of the country can now get vaccinated 24x7 at their convenience,’ tweets health minister Harsha Vardhan
One Dead In Rocket Attack On Iraq Base Hosting US Troops
Pope says he must go to Iraq because people cannot be let down and asked for prayers so that the visit ‘can take place in the best possible way and bring about the desired fruits’
Dubai Islamic Entity Enters Guinness For Charitable Work
The app collected donations to purchase 49,000 food boxes that contain basic materials to feed 49,000 needy families
India's finance ministry likely to cut taxes on petroleum products
A doubling in the price of crude oil over the past 10 months has contributed to record fuel prices in India, but taxes and duties account for roughly 60% of the retail price of petrol and diesel
Global stock markets, US futures sink after Treasury selloff eases
In Asian trading, the Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.2% to 3,508.50 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo declined 0.9% to 29,408.17. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong shed 1.2% to 29,095.86
Australia's central bank to keep its interest rates at historic lows
The pledge by RBA as the policymakers batlte to stop surging bond yields disrupting the country’s surprisingly strong economic recovery
Maria Schrader's ‘I'm Your Man' Premieres At Berlin Film Festival
The Emmy winner’s soulful futurist romp is one of 15 contenders for the Golden Bear top prize at the 71st Berlin film festival
Vaccination A Must For Hajj Pilgrims, Says Saudi
UAE reports 2,721 cases, 15 deaths; over 61% elderly among 46% vaccinated in the UAE; Dubai vaccination drive to include more categories; Pak extends travel ban on UK, other nations till March 14.
Adnoc L&S Acquires UAE-Based Assets Of The UK's Speedy Hire
Under the terms of the acquisition, Adnoc L&S will take ownership of Speedy’s equipment, stock and other fixed assets related to its Middle East business
Dubai Tourism Intensifies Efforts To Promote City As Safe Destination
Given the strong momentum created by a second-half rebound in 2020, the meeting explored ways of building on the gains during 2021
International Prize For Arabic Fiction Announces Longlist
The novels selected by the judges were chosen from 121 entries, all published in Arabic, between 1st July 2019 and 31st August 2020
UAE Envoy Al Khaja Presents Credentials To Israeli President
‘I welcome your arrival to promote the opening of an Emirati embassy, as well as the fast opening of the Israeli missions in the UAE,’ says Israel FM Gabi
Covid-19 Unlikely To Go By The End Of Year: WHO
UAE reports 2,526 cases, 17 deaths; Abu Dhabi shuts eatery for violation; Oman orders partial commercial shutdown from March 4th to 20th; world’s first Covax vaccine injected; Modi gets jab; UK hunts for carrier of Brazil virus strain.
India Launches Latest Tranche Of Sovereign Gold Bonds 2020−21
NEW DELHI: The latest tranche of India’s Sovereign Gold Bonds 2020-21 will be opened for a period from March 1 to 5, 2021. The issue price of the bond during the subscription period will be Rs4,662 per gramme.
Britain To Launch World's First Sovereign Green Savings Bonds
British finance minister said he would not rush to fix the public finances as he readied a budget plan which will pile more borrowing on top of almost $418 billion of COVID-19 spending and tax cuts
Iran Warns Of Fourth Wave As Covid-19 Deaths Top 60,000
Government bans incoming travellers from a list of 32 countries, including Britain and other states in Africa and Latin America, due to fears of new COVID-19 variants
Khalifa Foundation's Aid Reaches Out To 90 Nations
OECD has ranked UAE the leading humanitarian donor for the 5th consecutive year in terms of percentage of gross national income: Minister
10-Day Break Must Before 2nd Dose If In Touch With Patient
UAE announces 2,930 new COVID cases, 8 deaths; India reports highest new daily virus cases; Philippines receives first vaccines from China; Thailand starts inoculation campaign.
UAE administers over 6m doses of COVID-19 vaccine
UAE reports 3,434 new cases, 15 deaths; vaccination drive for senior citizens a huge success all over the country; US House clears $1.9tr pandemic bill; Sputnik V performs well against COVID mutations: Russia; Italy tightens curbs as virus cases surge.
Actor Kumar quits NDA, joins Kamal Haasan
A day after the Election Commission announced dates for elections to five state legislatures including Tamil Nadu, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party and the state’s ruling Anna DMK lost an ally.
DHA to tap AI-powered tech for remote patient monitoring
DHA is also expanding and adding newer specialisations to its Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service
21% Indians to take COVID-19 vaccine at private hospitals
As the next phase of the vaccination drive is slated to commence in two days, 21 per cent of Indians are likely to take vaccines on payment basis; cost of vaccine at private hospitals capped at Rs250
Vaccination drive for senior citizens a total success in UAE
Great efforts reflect the vision of delivering services and providing the vaccine to the citizens, says Hessa Tahlak
US launches airstrikes in Syria, kills Kataeb Hizbollah militant
Strikes a retaliation for a rocket atack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a US service member and other coalition troops: Pentagon
UAE remembers Sheikh Zayed as a guiding light for its people
The green spaces house 188 trees spread across the Founder’s Memorial in a way that allows visitors to learn more about their characteristics
Sharjah Girl Guides make it a point to ‘Think Right'
Senior guide Jawahir Almail came forward to deliver a workshop on Bookmark embroidery with great flair
Dubai extends precautionary steps over virus till Ramadan
UAE reports 3,498 new cases, 16 deaths; Kerala makes PCR tests free for travellers from UAE at airports; global cases cross 112m; India extends virus curbs till end of March; Pfizer vaccine reduces risk of transmission after one dose: Study.
Can Collection Day enriches awareness of environment
Emirates Environmental Group brings together over 200 entities to participate in the 25th Can Collection Day Campaign in the Year of ‘Towards the Next Fity’