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HDFC Bank opens branch in Dubai

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 18:16

Expanding its global footprint, HDFC Bank has opened a branch in Dubai to provide wealth management services to large Indian diaspora in the Gulf city.

Even a Muslim from India is called a Hindu in Gulf countries: Goa CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 17:50

Hindu is a word used by "non-Indians referring to Indians, many times irrespective of religion" and in the Gulf countries even a Muslim from India is called a Hindu, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

Gulf carriers re-routing to avoid northern Iraqi airspace

Last Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014, 14:39

Airlines in the Gulf region are becoming increasingly cautious of the security situation in strife-torn Iraq and are re-routing their flights to maintain a safe distance from the troubled zone.

Etihad, Gulf Air re-route Iraq flights

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 20:10

Two Gulf-based airlines on Saturday announced that they have re-routed flights over Iraq because of the deteriorating security situation there, even as Turkish Airlines said it has resumed flights to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil.

Emirates offers special fares to Indian air passengers

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 23:46

Joining the low fare war with rival Etihad, Gulf carrier Emirates announced a limited period special fares offer for its Indian fliers on Tuesday, starting at Rs 21,858 for economy class and Rs 52,312 for business class fliers to the Middle East, Europe, Americas as well as Africa.

Indian nurses who survived Iraq look for jobs in Gulf

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:27

Less than four weeks after Sunni insurgents freed them in Iraq, the nurses who returned home after days of terror are already looking for new jobs in the Middle East.

27 SEZ developers seek more time to execute projects

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 14:44

As many as 27 special economic zone developers, including Gulf Oil Corporation, Navi Mumbai SEZ and DLF Info Park have sought more time from the government to execute their projects.

Gulf countries among world's top generators of food waste

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:19

Most GCC countries face a dearth in arable land and fresh water sources thus, depend heavily upon imported food staples to meet domestic food demand.

North Korean freighter runs aground in Gulf of Mexico

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:16

A North Korean freighter that sailed from Havana has run aground off the Mexican port of Tuxpan on the Gulf of Mexico, officials said.

Etihad to launch daily service between Delhi and San Francisco

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 20:47

Etihad Airways will operate a three-cabin Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which has been leased from Jet Airways.

First tropical storm of Atlantic season could soak US holiday plans

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 07:37

Computer forecast models showed Arthur was not a threat to key oil and gas producing areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf countries' large dependence on oil&gas a credit risk: S&P

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:01

The UAE economy appears the most diversified in the GCC, with oil and gas contributing only 31 percent of its total exports.