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DP World to invest $510m to develop mega-container terminal in this country

DP World currently operates five container terminals in India – two in Mumbai, one each in Mundra, Cochin and Chennai

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UAE, Saudi Arabia to join BRICS; President Sheikh Mohamed welcomes membership

The BRICS grouping has announced an expansion in its ranks with six new members, including UAE, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Egypt

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Apple iPhone 15: Foxconn begins production in India

The Cupertino, California-based firm is on a multiyear project to diversify its manufacturing away from China

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India supports community initiatives for new schools in GCC

Within the GCC, the largest number of Indian schools are in the UAE

Insights: Economic growth requires reforms in higher education

The online higher education is growing and is estimated to touch $5bn by 2025

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways adds new destinations, more flights

The airline has also expanded options for passengers by offering more convenient departure times and increasing the frequency of flights to vital markets

India’s rice export ban sparks concern that sugar may be next

Uneven rainfall across the country’s agricultural belts has stoked concern that sugar production will fall short

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India restricts import of laptops, tablets with immediate effect

The restriction comes on top of policies designed to discourage import of foreign electronics that have been in place for years, including lofty tariffs

ADNOC signs $7-9bn 14-year LNG deal with India

ADNOC Gas agrees $7-9bn 14-year LNG deal with India

The landmark LNG deal was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s official visit to the UAE last week

Al-Futtaim Automotive leads $15 million funding round in revolutionary EV startup – River IMage Credit River

Al-Futtaim Automotive leads $15m funding round in Indian EV startup, River

Within a short span of two years since inception, River launched its first product ‘Indie’ an urban electric scooter to rave reviews last February

Google

Google bets on local languages to fuel Android’s growth in India

The company has been developing an artificial intelligence model that would be able to handle more than 100 Indian languages across speech and text

Tabreed forays into India

UAE’s Tabreed invests Dhs44m in TATA Realty’s Intellion Park

The Dubai-listed firm will acquire the existing cooling infrastructure at the Intellion Park development, which covers a total area of 3.5 million square feet

Uber India

Uber to add 25,000 electric vehicles in India in green push

The ride-hailing company will launch EV Uber Green in June in Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi

Rajasthan Royals

Saudi’s NEOM partners with India’s Rajasthan Royals for first ever cricket programme

The pilot programme aims to facilitate an active and healthy lifestyle within the growing workforce, forecast to reach 60,000 people by the end of the year

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Apple, Samsung looking to expand in India, minister says

The South Asian nation is seeking to expand its early success in smartphones to other product categories

Amazon

Amazon to invest $12.7bn in India cloud services by 2030

The US company’s cloud business, which has data centres in the Mumbai and Hyderabad regions has already invested $3.7bn in India from 2016 to 2022

Mumbai

DMCC opens representative office in Mumbai to bolster UAE-India relations

The new office will provide a one-stop solution for Indian businesses looking to expand through Dubai and help them establish a presence in DMCC

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Top 12 getaways for Eid this year

With Eid just around the corner, many people in the UAE are already planning their vacations to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones

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Tim Cook to open first Apple stores in India

The brand will open a store in Mumbai on April 18 and another in New Delhi on April 20

Delhi

Earthquake hits Afghanistan, strong tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

There was no immediate report of any deaths or property damage

UAE and South Korea trade

UAE to invest $30bn in South Korea over the next few years

The two countries agreed to enhance joint efforts to implement the MoU that was signed recently

Saudi oil Europe

Saudi Arabia raises oil prices for Asia and Europe for April

Prices for US customers were left unchanged

Dubai's Emirates is largest foreign airline serving India

Dubai’s Emirates is largest foreign airline serving India

The airline carried 4.45 million passengers between Dubai and India last year

Dubai's DXB beats forecasts, welcomes over 66m passengers in 2022

DXB receives over 66 million passengers in 2022

December was the busiest month of the year, with 7.1 million passengers

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch direct route to Kolkata

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi to launch direct route to Kolkata

The new service to Kolkata will mark the carrier’s seventh destination in India

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India energy firms see growth prospect in Africa and Middle East

State-run energy consultant Engineers India expects to finalise a nearly $25m order for a chemicals and fertiliser plant in Nigeria

COP28

COP28 chief’s Sultan Al Jaber begins global tour

Nations should aim to raise spending on technologies including carbon capture, nuclear power and hydrogen, according to Al Jaber

Total passenger traffic rises 64.4% in 2022

Middle Eastern airlines register 157.4% rise in passenger traffic in 2022

International passenger traffic rose 152.7 per cent last year versus 2021

UAE’s non-oil foreign trade grows 17% in 2022

UAE’s non-oil foreign trade grows 17% in 2022

This is the first time that the country’s non-oil foreign trade has surpassed the Dhs2tn mark

Covid-19 sub-variant eris driving new case surge

Covid-19: India reintroduces mandatory RT PCR tests for international arrivals from five countries

The country introduced revised guidelines for international arrivals which came into effect on December 24