Diaspora pins hope on Modi for help

Both Central and State governments have to do much more than give hollow promises to help Indian diaspora, who have taken a severe hit due to the pandemic, writes Oommen George Speeches made during elections are sugar coated promises which are rarely taken seriously. However, when election speeches are made by the Prime Minister, the

Dubai Airshow 2021 set to mark tech resurgence

As part of airshow, aerospace companies from across the world will launch and exhibit their latest technologies and innovations to promote the sector’s growth in the region and the world…reports Asian Lite News Dubai Airshow 2021 will serve as a platform to showcase the role of cutting edge technologies in bolstering the recovery of the

Pak, UAE agree to step up ties

The PMO added that they also agreed to continue working closely to enhance bilateral ties as well as cooperation in multilateral organisations….reports Asian Lite News In a phone call, Pakistan Prime Min­ister Imran Khan and United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince She­ikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan agreed to boost bilateral ties. “The two leaders

Dubai gears up to welcome world for Expo 2020

The Dubai’s Department of Tourism feels “very confident” to welcome visitors from all over the world to the Expo 2020 later this year. The Expo was originally scheduled for October 20, 2020 – 10 April, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was rescheduled to this year – starting from October 1, 2021—March 31, 2022.

UAE airlines suspend Saudi flights

The notice added that the restrictions do not apply to Saudi nationals and citizens, diplomats, health practitioners and their families…reports Asian Lite News UAE airlines have announced the temporary suspension of passenger flights to Saudi Arabia, in accordance with fresh directives issued by the Kingdom banning passengers from 20 countries. The official websites of UAE

Abu Dhabi schools to resume from Feb 14

Students’ return to schools will be rolled out in a gradual and phased manner for all academic levels in public schools across the UAE until the end of the school year…reports Asan Lite News The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Committee announced on Wednesday that in-classroom education would resume for all grades in Abu

Dubai Police chief’s tweet on Baloch irks Pakistan

Khalfan’s tweet raised a kerfuffle among the Twitterati. Of the 41,861 votes polled on the Dubai police chief’s tweet, 39 per cent said yes while a majority 61 per cent disagreed with him…reports Rahul Kumar   Dubai’s deputy chief of police and public security, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan has once again raised Pakistani heckles. A

Emirates Literature Festival to kick off on Jan 29

The programme features a host of live appearances, performances, tours, workshops, exhibitions and children’s activities, with many sessions free to attend….reports Asian Lite News The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is launching its 2021 season from 29th January to 13th February, with a specially curated collection of literary-themed events, many with an art and design

Israel officially opens embassy in UAE

In a separate statement published on its website, the Ministry said that until a permanent location is found, the embassy will operate from temporary offices, which will be inaugurated in the coming days….reports Asian Lite News Israel has announced that it has opened an embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following a normalisation deal

Abu Dhabi’s EAD Wins Award For ‘Outstanding Contribution’

EAD’s most notable achievement is the world’s largest mammal reintroduction programme of the Arabian Oryx, which was on the brink of extinction. Today, the population in Abu Dhabi has reached 5,000 heads – making it the largest herd in the world…reports Asian Lite News The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has won the “Outstanding