Dubai’s Abraaj inks deal to build wind power projects in India

(Andreas Rentz/Getty Images – for illustrative purposes only) Dubai-based Abraaj Group and ENGIE, a multinational utility company, announced on Wednesday a partnership to build a wind platform in India. Together, Abraaj and France-based ENGIE said they have identified a robust pipeline of wind power projects representing over 1 GW in several key states. A statement […]

Indian investments into GCC touching $3 billion: Report

  India’s share of total investments into the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council has risen from 4.7 per cent in 2011 to 16.2 per cent in 2016, according to a research report. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) investments into India also continued to rise from 0.7 per cent in 2011 to 2.95 per cent in 2016, […]

Sharjah Ruler arrives in Kerala

Credits – Wam Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, accompanied by Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, arrived at the Trivandrum International Airport in Kerala, India. The two-day official visit […]

India: An investment gateway for UAE businesses

India is emerging as a top new investment destination for many Gulf businesses in general and the UAE in particular. Business tie-ups have bolstered on both sides – in the UAE and India as well. Both nations have taken strategic decisions to benefit from each other’s strengths and tap the full potential of business opportunities. […]

INDIA JUST MIGHT BE GETTING A HYPERLOOP

Image: Hyperloop Transportation CALIFORNIA MAY HAVE produced the horrorshow traffic that prompted Elon Musk to pitch the hyperloop, but it’s hardly the only place eager to ditch cars for levitating pods hurtling through tubes at speeds approaching the sound barrier. India wants in, too. Today, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the companies formed to realize Musk’s vision of tube travel, […]

Cabinet reshuffle: New Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to focus on Make in India

In the biggest change in the Cabinet reshuffle, Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed India’s first-ever first full-time woman defence minister. She listed Make in India as a priority on her agenda, as the in-charge of 1.6 million military personnel. Sitharaman, 58, a Rajya Sabha member, is the second woman to take charge of the ministry. Indira Gandhi, […]

1,065 weekly India-UAE flights reflect strong relations

Despite having over 1,000 flights a week between India and the UAE, there is an additional demand for flights, which reflects the dynamic nature of the bilateral relationship, a top Indian diplomat told Gulf News. “This is a huge number [1,065 flights] by any standards,” Navdeep Singh Suri, the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, said […]

Cruise tourism can be a game changer for India, says Gadkari

Union minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari today unveiled a standard operating procedure (SoP) for developing cruise tourism in the country. The minister said that cruise tourism could be a “game-changer” for India as it has a potential to generate revenues of Rs 35,000 crore while creating employment for over two lakh people. Speaking at a […]

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