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High on drugs, man injures cop while resisting arrest in Dubai

High on drugs, man injures cop while resisting arrest in Dubai

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The accused kept screaming and tried to get back inside his car. A man, who was high on drugs, resisted being handcuffed by anti-narcotics police officers and injured one of them, the Dubai Court of First Instance has heard. Public prosecution records show that the incident took place on February 25. A case was registered at Al Rashidiya police station. The defendant, an Arab, has been charged with resisting on-duty anti-narcotics officers and using drugs. He has been detained. A police officer said that at 6pm, he went with other narcotics officers to the car showrooms in Al Aweer. "The defendant was spotted in his car. As we took him out of his car, he put up stiff resistance and tried to run away. He said that no police could handcuff him." The accused kept screaming...
Manager in dock for sexually harassing employee in Dubai

Manager in dock for sexually harassing employee in Dubai

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An employee in the company tried to dissuade her from lodging a police complaint against the defendant as it would cause trouble for him. A manager has been charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance after an employee accused him of sexually harassing her. The manager, a 45-year-old Asian, is accused of indecent behaviour with the complainant in his office, his car and other places on different occasions from November 10 last year to January 8. A complaint was lodged at Al Qusais police station. During the public prosecution investigation, the complainant, a 25-year-old Asian, said that she was working at the defendant's company. She recounted how he used to tell her that he wanted a relation with her with full trust. "He told me that he hired me because he loved me. On Novembe...
Former UAE consulate staff held for bid to smuggle gold from Dubai

Former UAE consulate staff held for bid to smuggle gold from Dubai

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Authorities at the Thiruvananthapuram airport earlier foiled a bid to smuggle 30kg gold in a diplomatic parcel marked to the consulate. A former locally-hired employee of the UAE Consulate in the south Indian state of Kerala has been arrested in connection with a gold smuggling case. The suspect, Sarith, is believed to have worked as a PRO at the consulate. The authorities have also launched a manhunt to arrest another former consulate employee identified as Swapna Suresh. This suspect served as an executive secretary at the consulate, but was fired earlier for misconduct, the mission told Khaleej Times. UAE embassy condemns misuse of diplomatic channels to smuggle gold to India The UAE Embassy in India denied having any links after authorities at the Thiruvananthapuram Inter...
UAE rubbishes rumours of malls being closed for two weeks

UAE rubbishes rumours of malls being closed for two weeks

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The authorities have urged the public to rely only on authentic sources of information. The UAE on Sunday rubbished rumours that malls in the country were going to be closed for two weeks. Reacting to the false social media posts, the National Emergency, Crisis and Disasters Management Authority in UAE took to Twitter to issue a clarification. The authority has stressed on the importance of obtaining news from official authorities and called upon all members of the public to ensure the authenticity of the information, before circulating it. ????? ???!#??????_?????#???_????? Important Notice!#We_Are_All_Responsible #YouAreResponsible pic.twitter.com/ZebZNsEv6X - NCEMA UAE (@NCEMAUAE) July 5, 2020 Failure to do so can expose people to legal repercussions and fines shall be...
3 held for threatening to add UAE residents on ‘wanted’ list

3 held for threatening to add UAE residents on ‘wanted’ list

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Trio would allegedly threaten unsuspecting victims with travel ban. An employee of the UAE's Ministry of Interior has been arrested for allegedly blackmailing residents into paying money by threatening to add their names to a 'wanted' list. In a press statement on Monday, the ministry said the suspect - an Emirati - had teamed up with another Emirati and an Indian to carry out the crime. The trio would allegedly threaten to add unsuspecting victims' names to the 'wanted list' which would supposedly result in a travel ban or prevent them from getting visas. ?? ????? ??? ??? ?????? ???????? ????? ??????? ??? ???? ???? ????? ?? ???????? ??????? ???????? ??????? ??????? ??? ????? ???? ????? ???????? ???????? ????????. ?? ???? ???????? ?????? ????? ????? ???? ????????? ????????? ??...
Dh200m rent relief drive to benefit 1,500 companies for up to 6 months

Dh200m rent relief drive to benefit 1,500 companies for up to 6 months

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Dh200 million package seeks to ease financial pressures faced by tenants and improve their stability. Business tenants of Dubai Developments Group properties on Monday received a major relief as the group extended rental relief to small firms and entrepreneurs for periods ranging from three to six months. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, has issued directives to exempt business tenants of Dubai Developments Group properties in the emirate. The relief package worth Dh200 million is an initiative from Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid aimed at supporting the economy as well as the entrepreneurial and real estate sectors. The gesture is aimed at mitigating the financial pressures faced by tenants due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic...
Video: Safe and warm welcome as first tourists land in Dubai

Video: Safe and warm welcome as first tourists land in Dubai

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The first set of holidaymakers landed at the Dubai International Airport as soon as the clock struck 12 on Tuesday, July 7. Dubai, one of the most visited cities in the world, has officially reopened to tourists. The first set of holidaymakers landed at the Dubai International Airport as soon as the clock struck 12 on Tuesday, July 7. Videos posted by the emirate's General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) on Instagram show socially distanced travel procedures that are in place at the airport. Time-stamped 12.16am and 12.20am, the videos show tourists in masks and gloves adhere to all precautionary measures as they clear immigration and other travel formalities. Video: Safe and warm welcome as first tourists land in Dubaihttps://t.co/mmDsKQeFJ5 (Video cred...
UAE to probe Dh7m gold smuggling bid to India

UAE to probe Dh7m gold smuggling bid to India

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The precious metal was found concealed in the form of small cylinders along with plumbing items, water taps and door locks. Authorities in the UAE have launched an investigation to identify and nab the individual who sent a parcel containing 30kg gold addressed to the UAE Consulate in Kerala. The UAE Embassy in India told Khaleej Times in a statement on Tuesday that the culprits won't be spared. "The culprits not only committed a major crime but also sought to tarnish the reputation of the UAE mission in India. We remain committed to cooperating with the Indian authorities in getting to the root of the crime," the mission said. The parcel containing gold worth approximately Dh7 million was intercepted at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport by customs authorities on Sunday. ...
Revealed: Full list of destinations as UAE’s Emirates, Etihad, flydubai expand network

Revealed: Full list of destinations as UAE’s Emirates, Etihad, flydubai expand network

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Travel is subject to the entry and health regulations set by the UAE authorities and at the end destination. The UAE is embracing the new travel normal, with the country's airlines flying to a wide range of destinations across the world. Dubai officially reopened to tourists on Tuesday, with several flying to the city on day one. Emirates, Etihad and flydubai have updated their flights network, with destinations ranging from cities in Europe and North America to Asia and Africa. Emirates flies to 51 destinations, while Etihad will operate flights to 58. Budget carrier flydubai currently operates flights to 24 cities, with plans to increase it to 66 over the summer. NOTE: Travel is subject to the entry and health regulations set by the UAE authorities and those at the end dest...
Photos: Sheikh Mohammed announces new UAE government structure

Photos: Sheikh Mohammed announces new UAE government structure

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1 of 37 The new UAE government structure approved and announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been revealed. Here's a list of new ministers and heads of new departments announced today. Image Credit: twitter/HH Sheikh Mohammed @HHShkMohd 2 of 37 President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Image Credit: WAM 3 of 37 His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Defence. Image Credit: Twitter 4 of 37 Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. Image Credit: Archive 5 of 37 Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nah...