Dubai ‘not far’ from being first city to have driverless transport

Dubai is "not very far away" from becoming possibly the world's first city to use driverless public transport, a senior Dubai official said on Wednesday.Speaking on the sidelines of the 'Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport', Ahmad Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency of Roads and Transport...

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Now, you can shop in the US from the UAE: How it works

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Group, is planning to capitalise on growth in e-commerce.The business on Tuesday launched a new service, called Emirates Delivers, that allows customers in Dubai to shop online from retailers across the United States and have their goods delivered via Emirates.The...

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Dubai Indian consulate: Indians visiting or travelling to UAE must buy insurance

In a tweet on Monday, the Indian consulate in Dubai advised citizens to buy insurance before heading to the UAE.The consulate reiterated the often-repeated message to travellers from India owing to repeated requests for medical assistance or repatriation by Indian visitors to the country, the advisory...

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Indians can apply for tourist visa at Saudi embassy, consulate

Saudi Arabia has moved to expand a recently-launched tourist visa system aimed at drawing holidaymakers to the kingdom.Last month, Saudi authorities unveiled the tourist visa scheme allowing the nationals of 49 countries from Europe, Asia and America to apply for a multiple visa.The instant tourist visa...

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Soon, SpiceJet, IndiGo, MakeMyTrip may run Indian Railways trains

Sources in the Railway Ministry has confirmed that it has got interest from the airline industry regarding its model where private players have been invited to run the trains in Indian Railways network.Soon you could not be flying but onboarding a Spicejet run train or even Indigo welcoming you to board...

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Why some Indian hotels are checking out of Oyo

India’s Oyo Hotels and Homes shot out of nowhere to become one of the world’s largest hotel chains with a simple promise of “hassle-free” online booking, transparent pricing and cheerful lodging.But as the Softbank-backed startup pushes toward profitability, an increasing number of Indian hotel...

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$63 billion of zombie buildings sound warning for Indian banks

Central bank is closely monitoring top 50 NBFCs, who provide 75 % of real estate loansAshish Shah is caught in the middle of India’s latest financial crisis. As chief operating officer of Radius Developers, he’s struggling to fund construction of apartment complexes because of a liquidity crunch...

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Revealed: World’s 25 best places to work

A new study published on Monday has ranked the best 25 companies to work in, with several of them based in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.The best global companies were ranked in term of employee’s happiness and pride in the organisation, according to the Great Place to Work (GPTW) institute.The global research...

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Saudi Arabia to invest $100 billion in India

Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, is looking at investing $100 billion in India in areas of petrochemicals, infrastructure and mining among others, considering the country's growth potential.Saudi Ambassador Dr Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati has said India is an attractive investment destination...

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The start-up ecosystem and emerging entrepreneurship!

India is the new poster-child for world markets due to its vast commercial potential for start-ups.India is the new poster-child for world markets due to its vast commercial potential for start-ups. Thanks to our resounding population of 1.4 billion, even niche products can have significant market potential....

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