Bihar police take goat as bribe

Bihar police take goat as bribe

Patna: Police in Bihar have come under fire after they were accused of taking a goat as a bribe to release a businessman caught drunk in a state that has imposed total prohibition. Authorities have now ordered an investigation into the matter after local media highlighted the issue. As per reports, Patna police were checking vehicles making their entry into the town on Monday night when they came across a […]

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Scamsters lure cellphone users with heftier rewards

Scamsters lure cellphone users with heftier rewards

Dubai: Scamsters targeting mobile phone users have extended their scope of operations, so to speak, by luring them with more rewards on WhatsApp, as against SMS earlier. The messages which congratulate the customer at the outset go on to tell them that they have been selected for a reward not just from du and Etisalat but also EXPO 2020 and Dubai Duty Free. “You won Dh200,000 in happiness of new […]

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Russia must clean up on its disruptive strategy

Russia must clean up on its disruptive strategy

Maybe he was a drug addict; maybe he was suicidal. Maybe his British handlers decided to get rid of him; maybe it was his mother-in-law. Ever since Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, was poisoned in a provincial English town, Russian state media and Russian officials have worked overtime to provide explanations. The British government identified the poison as Novichok, a substance made only in Russia. A spokesman for the […]

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Amazing things to do this weekend in the UAE

Amazing things to do this weekend in the UAE

Liam Payne in Dubai Global Village is all set to host the live concert of international pop superstar and One Direction member Liam Payne. The concert will take place on Friday (March 30) from 9pm at the Main Cultural Stage as part of the Global Village Season 22 weekly concert series. The concerts are included in the price of Global Village’s entry tickets for Dh15. Location Global Village Dates Concert […]

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The final countdown for Brexit

The final countdown for Brexit

MADRID: At 11pm London time a year from now, Britain will be leaving the European Union. March 29, 2019 – as the clock strikes midnight in Brussels – is Brexit day. Although many details about the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the remaining 27 members of the European Union remain uncertain, this much we do know: Departure date British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the […]

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Hard Brexit would hit Germany hardest

Hard Brexit would hit Germany hardest

MADRID: With the clock now very much counting down to the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union one year from now, much of the focus on the effects of the divorce has focused on just how the UK will fare in a post-Brexit world. But a new study shows that the decision by 17.4 million Britons who voted to leave the EU will also have an extensive — and […]

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3 women fight in flat, land in court

3 women fight in flat, land in court

Dubai: Three women involved in a fight inside a flat landed in a Dubai court after the fisticuff turned urgly. A 34-year-old woman visitor has been accused of pulling the hair of her countrywoman and fracturing her arm during a catfight involving three women, heard a court on Tuesday. A 32-year-old Moroccan businesswoman was said to have invited her 36-year-old countrywoman friend to spend some time at her flat in […]

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Crane falls, crushes several cars in Abu Dhabi

Crane falls, crushes several cars in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi:  A second tower crane has collapsed in the country in as many days, said authorities in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Police confirmed the incident occurred at 9.10am on Monday when the construction tower crane tumbled to the ground crushing five parked vehicles below. There were no fatalities and only one report of minor injuries by an unidentified man who barely got out from under the falling steel assembly […]

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K-pop star Min-woo dies aged 33

K-pop star Min-woo dies aged 33

South Korean singer Seo Min-woo died Sunday night at the age of 33.  Korean media have quoted Min-woo’s label TOP Media as stating that the lead singer of the boy band 100% died after a suspected cardiac arrest in his home in Gangnam, Seoul, on Sunday, March 25. Min-woo is the leader of the five-member band since its debut in 2012. In a statement posted on their website, TOP Media […]

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Filipina maid gets $828,000 in back wages

Filipina maid gets $828,000 in back wages

A live-in Filipina domestic worker has won a wage claim of $827,506 against her former employers, the Asian Journal (AJ) reported. The US-based Filipino community news site identified the domestic employee as Linda Alzate (not her real name), who had cared for two of her employers‘ disabled children. Her lawyers argued that what she was paid amounted to much less than legal minimum wage. The judgment, announced in February, was […]

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Oral Health guide: How to have healthy teeth

Oral Health guide: How to have healthy teeth

Daily Brushing Dr Tareq Y Shabani, Consultant/General Dentist at King’s College Hospital London’s Jumeirah Medical Centre in Dubai breaks down what some of the top good oral health habits are: Having a good oral hygiene will help prevent plaque build-up on your teeth. Plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you don’t brush them properly. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, for a minimum […]

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Ramadan likely to fall on May 17

Ramadan likely to fall on May 17

Dubai: The first day of Ramadan is traditionally marked by the sighting of the crescent moon with the naked eye, and is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Although it is generally customary to wait for the official announcement of Ramadan by the , astronomers have estimated when the first of the Holy Month is likely to fall. Ebrahim Al Jarwan, General Supervisor at Sharjah Planetarium, said that according […]

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UAE condems Qatari jets’ action

UAE condems Qatari jets’ action

Abu Dhabi: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) condemned the provocative action by two Qatari jet fighters, which on Monday approached dangerously to two civilian aircraft registered in the UAE while they were flying in Bahrain’s airspace. The pilot of one plane had to conduct a manoeuvre to avoid collision with the Qatari fighter jets. Provocative action The authority said in a statement: “This is a provocative action by Qatar and […]

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Twitter bans crytocurrency ads on fraud fears

Twitter bans crytocurrency ads on fraud fears

San Francisco: Twitter on Monday announced a ban on ads for initial offerings of cryptocurrency or sales of virtual currency tokens, sending the value of bitcoin diving below $8,000 (Dh29,380). Twitter followed the lead of Google and Facebook, which earlier this year cracked down on digital currency ads to protect users from being duped. “We are committed to ensuring the safety of the munity,” Twitter said in a statement. “As […]

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Maid sentenced to death for killing baby girl

Maid sentenced to death for killing baby girl

A housemaid convicted of murdering a baby girl in her employer’s house here will be executed, according to a sentence handed down by the Sharjah Sharia Court of First Instance on Monday morning. The 30-year-old Indonesian woman was convicted of premeditated murder of nine-month-old Salama Al Mamzi who the court found was beaten by the maid and then rushed to Al Qasimi Hospital in July 2016 with severe injuries. The […]

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Meet the first Arab woman to dive in the North Pole

Meet the first Arab woman to dive in the North Pole

Jeddah: Mariam Fardous was leading a fairly normal life having grown up in Makkah, and later studying medicine at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah. While in Jeddah, she was looking for ways to let off steam to relieve her from the stress of her demanding schedule. The 32-year-old Saudi national decided to try diving because she grew up listening to her late father’s fascinating stories about the Red Sea. […]

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Know if your fashion habits are wasteful, harmful

Know if your fashion habits are wasteful, harmful

Dubai: Are you the type to wear the same two or three outfits to different parties through the year? Or are you the kind who ensures you have a new outfit for nearly every party you attend? In all probability, a majority of people will fall into the latter category. After all, it is the fashion dictum of our age. As consumerism in fashion expands its footprint, many voices are […]

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Weather turns wet, wintry for the weekend, Fishel says

Weather turns wet, wintry for the weekend, Fishel says

By Greg Fishel & Mike Maze, WRAL meteorologists — Wet weather kicks off the weekend in central North Carolina, and some communities along the Virginia border could even see snow. “Clouds are coming into the area tonight, and precipitation will make its way in tomorrow,” WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. “Temperatures are a little warmer than yesterday, but this is still well below normal.” That outlook has already forced […]

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Men exchange fire, one injured in Nash County

Men exchange fire, one injured in Nash County

By Hannah Webster, WRAL editor — Police said a man was shot in Nash County Friday around 9:40 a.m. after he exchanged fire with another man who was helping his former girlfriend to move from their shared home. Authorities said the relationship involved domestic violence, and several members of her church were helping the woman move from the home along U.S. Highway 581 in Spring Hope. When the boyfriend, 44-year-old […]

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Latest: Duke ends half on 10-0 run, leads 34-27

Latest: Duke ends half on 10-0 run, leads 34-27

Omaha, Neb. — FINAL: Duke 69, Syracuse 65: Duke held on Friday night despite poor three-point shooting to knock Syracuse out of the NCAA Tournament and advance to the Elite Eight. The Blue Devils (29-7), led by Marvin Bagley III, beat Tyus Battle and the Orange (23-14), 69-65. Bagley scored 22 to help Duke to the regional final for the 21st time in program history. .shsTable, .shsTable table {width:100% !important;} […]

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