Articles tagged under: UAE

BAPS Hindu Mandir foundation stone-laying ceremony completed, celebrating UAE’s commitment to tolerance

April 21, 2019
BAPS Hindu Mandir foundation stone-laying ceremony completed, celebrating UAE’s commitment to tolerance

Abu Dhabi (press release) : Marking a significant moment in the history of the UAE, around 5,000 devotees and well-wishers thronged to participate in and witness the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the BAPS Hindu Mandir. Volunteers began to arrive at the site location as early as 6:00 a.m., with participants arriving at 8:00 a.m. The Shilanyas Ceremony, which is an ancient Vedic ritual performed to bless and sanctify the main foundation stones, commenced at 9:00 a.m. This ceremony signi...Read More

UAE honours Indian PM with its highest civilian award Zayed Medal

April 04, 2019
UAE honours Indian PM with its highest civilian award Zayed Medal

Abu Dhabi: United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday awarded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with its highest civilian award -- Zayed Medal. The UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Medal -- highest civil decoration of the country which is awarded to presidents, kings, and heads of states. The honour has been bestowed on PM Modi for his contribution towards boosting the relations between the two nations. UAE said that the two ...Read More

Sushma Swaraj’s speech at Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

March 01, 2019
Sushma Swaraj’s speech at Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

New Delhi: Presented here is full text of speech of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to speak at Organisation of Islamic Cooperation plenary session in Abu Dhabi as guest of honour at 12.30 pm IST today. Pakistan had threatened to boycott the conference since guest of honour is India. However its pressure failed to work. pic.twitter.com/HjWSFfMQ7d&...Read More

News in brief from across Gujarat

February 16, 2019
News in brief from across Gujarat

Gandhinagar: - Surat airport witnessed maiden operation of international flight today. Air India Express flight to Sharjah left Surat airport with 186 passengers. Sharjah Airport in its tweet posted a photograph welcoming the Air India Express flight from Surat. - 3 persons were injured in group clash which errupted during wedding procession in city's sensitive Delhi darwaja area. Police lobbed tear gas shells to control the situation. More than two dozen people were detained in connecti...Read More

Operations of Surat – Sharjah flight to be doubled from April

January 24, 2019
Operations of Surat – Sharjah flight to be doubled from April

Surat: First international flight from Surat airport to Sharjah in United Arab Emirates(UAE) will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 30th. However formal operation of this service will commence only from February 16. During 16 February to 30th March, the flight will leave Surat airport twice a week on Mondays and Saturdays. From 1st April it will leave Surat airport four times a week. During 16 Feb to 3oth March, the flight will leave Sharjah on Mondays and Saturday...Read More

BAPS forms Mandir Ltd for Abu Dhabi Hindu temple project; launches website to facilitate contributions

October 14, 2018
BAPS forms Mandir Ltd for Abu Dhabi Hindu temple project; launches website to facilitate contributions

Abu Dhabi: Gujarat headquartered Bochasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha(BAPS) has formed Mandir Limited, a non-profit company registered with the United Arab Emirate(UAE) government for construction, development and management of Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. The first Hindu temple coming up in Abu Dhabi has launched a website – www.mandir.ae – to facilitate contributions to support the temple’s construction. “We are thrilled to launch and announce the new website and strongly fee...Read More

DRI seizes 139 containers containing over 2400 tonnes of Kerosene smuggled from UAE at Kandala in Gujarat, 3 arrested

October 05, 2018
DRI seizes 139 containers containing over 2400 tonnes of Kerosene smuggled from UAE at Kandala in Gujarat, 3 arrested

Ahmedabad/Bhuj: The team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 139 containers from Kandla containing over 2400 tonnes of kerosene worth over Rs 11 crore smuggled from UAE and arrested 3 persons in this connection. The roles of some government officials in this connection was also under scanner. The 3 arrested were produced in a court in Gandhidham today which allowed their remand to the DRI for further interrogation till October 17. A DRI official today said tha...Read More

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed of UAE visits Akshardham temple in New Delhi

June 27, 2018
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed of UAE visits Akshardham temple in New Delhi

New Delhi: H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has visited Akshardham temple, in the Indian capital New Delhi, as part of his official visit to India. During the tour, Sheikh Abdullah was briefed on the historical artifacts of the temple and its architecture, heritage, traditional culture and unique arts, as well as the Indian architectural monuments and the huge palace which was built from carved sandstone. The Foreign Minis...Read More

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed of UAE on Gujarat visit

June 27, 2018
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed of UAE on Gujarat visit

Gandhinagar: Sheikh Al Nahyan, Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, UAE and son of founder of UAE, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on visit to Gujarat today called on Governor OP Kohli at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar and also visited Sabarmati Ashram of Mahatma Gandhi in Ahmedabad. Sheikh Abdullah is leading a senior-level delegation tour of the country, from June 24 until June 30, taking in engagements in several Indian states alongside the ...Read More

Surat – Sharjah – Surat flight likely from August 17

June 17, 2018
Surat – Sharjah – Surat flight likely from August 17

Surat: After notified as Customs airport, the Surat airport is soon going to become the second international airport of Gujarat. It is learnt that Air India Express will be the first air operator to start international flight from Surat airport. A flight connecting Surat to United Arab Emirate city Sharjah is likely to be operated with effect from August 17. The flight will be operated three-days a week on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight will leave Sharjah airport at 2.05 am and...Read More