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6 minute 19 second

What’s in a name?

There is no better way of expressing yourself than humour; you make a point and tickle a funny bone. Maybe even start a trend. Netizens proved this logic right on Friday over Yogi Adityanath government’s decision to change, the 16 century old metropolitan city, Allahabad’s name to Prayagraj. Twitterati let loose a stream of memes with the hashtag #AajSeTumhara-Naam where they rechristened names of national and international celebrities who had names which missed the desi touch. As memes of Yogi giving this desi twists to Obama’s name by calling him Sudhama, Katrina Kranti Devi, Jaqueline Fernandez Jaanki Devi, go viral,...
8 minute 23 second

Heads roll as #MeToo stories gather storm

As women finally break their silence to name and shame sexual predators, the country is going through a combined catharsis right now. The last few weeks has seen several stand-up comics, film personalities, politicians and those from advertising and media either quit their senior positions or be removed or losing out on lucrative deals. A look back in time will show us how difficult it can be to dislodge powerful men from their proverbial thrones and the glue that keeps them put is a hazardous concoction made up of patriarchal norms, biases and a sense of entitlement that has been...
9 minute 29 second

Modernise your outfits

It's that time of the year. With Diwali not too far away, it's unsurprising to see fashion lovers get antsy about their sartorial choices in the weeks to come. While it's always a nice feeling to soak up all the praises that come your way as you sport a desi ensemble; nothing beats the fun of taking your personal style up a notch–by adding a fusion spin to your attire. A beautiful amalgamation of Indo-western rules the roost this season. City designers and experts tell us why... City designer Brunda Gowda believes that a cape is this season's staple —...

10 minute 36 second

T-Mobile is giving away a Samsung Galaxy Note 9; here's how to enter the sweepstakes

Back in August, T-Mobile content director Desmond Smith unboxed the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 during a live feed from Times Square. How would you like to win that very same unit? T-Mobile's YouTube channel has recently gone over 200,000 subscribers and to commemorate the occasion, the carrier is offering the phone to the winner of a new sweepstakes, which started today and ends at 11:59pm on November 27th. There are only three steps required to enter:Subscribe to T-Mobile's YouTube channel.Watch the video and post a comment.Make sure that your YouTube Notifications setting is enabled through the duration of the contest,...
10 minute 43 second

Outerwear makes all the difference

For those looking to spruce up their wardrobe collection and turn a drab outfit into a stylish one, investing in outerwear is the way to go. Most often women lack sufficient time to pretty up for a daily work-day or a casual outing, but that is no reason to be any less stylish or trendy than with time on hand. It is in these moments that outerwear come to the rescue, throw a jacket, duster or a coat on and it instantly gives you a fresh look. “Layering is key in making your outfits fun and it can turn your...
11 minute 27 second

Samsung W2019 clamshell flagship poses for the camera

We first heard about Samsung's flagship flip-hone back in July and since then, the intel has been pretty limited. So the latest hands-on video and photos are more than welcome. We've got an aluminum + glass design, two screens and two rear-facing cameras. The handset also appears to be pretty thick, but given the 3,000 mAh battery and 4.2-inch AMOLED screens, it's understandable. It also seems to be perfectly sized for handling with one hand. Head over to the source link below to watch the video. Samsung W2019 As per rumors, the devices should be available only in China so...


15 minute 53 second

Wellness a key driver of UAE's growing tourism industry

Boasting an array of world-class spas, wellness centres, and health facilities, the UAE - particularly Dubai - has become a unique travel destination for today's health-conscious traveller. Traditional practices that place greater emphasis on preventive healthcare, such as ayurveda, homeopathy, and yoga, have significantly contributed to the robust growth of this sector, catering to loyal clients who visit every year on average. The Medical Tourism Index 2016 ranked Dubai number one in the Arab world and 16th globally, further boosting the emirate's aspirations to attract half a million tourists a year by 2020. The industry has recorded a 10 per...
16 minute 42 second

Expo 2020 celebrates Two Years To Go with a special The Dubai Fountain show, countdown on Burj Khalifa

Dubai - MENA Herald: A specially-choreographed show at The Dubai Fountain and a stunning three-minute projection on Burj Khalifa formed the climax of festivities on Saturday as Expo 2020 Dubai passed its two-years-to-go landmark. The milestone moment in the countdown to the biggest event to ever be held in the Arab world attracted thousands of people to a free public celebration at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. The community event included five hours of interactive live music performances, illuminations, lessons in dance from around the world, stellar artistic exhibitions and activities, global cuisines, and more. Three energetic flash-mob routines, synchronised to...
17 minute 15 second

DEWA awards AED 382 million for power cables contract

DUBAI, 20th October, 2018 (WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts worth AED 382 million to supply 1,548 kilometres (km) of 11 kilovolt (kV) power cables. The contracts include the supply of cables across different regions in Dubai to meet the criteria for the electricity distribution network expansion, and to keep up with the continued growth in demand for electricity from various consumer sectors. It is expected that the manufacture and supply of these cables will be completed by September 2019. "Through these huge projects being carried out, we aim to support and raise the capacity...
17 minute 26 second

On Jamal Khashoggi's Death, Germany Says Saudi Explanation "Inadequate"

Washington/Ankara: Saudi Arabia said on Saturday that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate, its first admission of his death after two weeks of denials that have shaken Western relations with the kingdom.Riyadh provided no evidence to support its account, which marked a reversal of its initial statement that Khashoggi had left the consulate the same day he entered. Its statement made no mention of what had become of his body.While Middle Eastern allies closed ranks around the kingdom after the Saudi statement, Western reaction varied with US President Donald Trump saying Riyadh's explanation was...

18 minute

SAIF Zone to participate in World CEO Forum as Platinum Sponsor

SHARJAH, 20th October, 2018 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Airport International Free, SAIF, Zone has announced that it will participate in the World CEO Forum as a Platinum Sponsor for the event, which will take place from 21st to 24th October, 2018, aboard the world-famous Queen Elizabeth II cruise liner and will be attended by some of the greatest commercial minds in the Middle East. Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority, will take part in the mega event as one of the UAE’s leading business and industry leaders. Al Mazrouei...
21 minute 49 second

Waiting for the right roles: Chitrangada Singh

Lamenting the paucity of interesting roles in the Hindi film industry, actress Chitrangada Singh awaits the release of Bazaar. Actress Chitrangada Singh who was last seen in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 is unfortunately not in a happy place professionally. The actress is, supposedly, not getting interesting roles. Says Chitrangada, “I am not satisfied because I don’t think I am getting to do anything different right now. So I am just waiting. As an actor, I’m definitely not happy because there is a lot more that I can do. I can dabble in many other things for sure.” The actress,...

23 minute 12 second

Ibrahim Ali Khan to enter Bollywood?

We all know that Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath, but the actor reveals that his son Ibrahim also aspires to follow in his footsteps someday. “All of them are planning to get into films; they feel it is the easiest thing to do. I have told Ibrahim to take it very seriously as very few people make it. I am concerned about what these kids will do,” Saif says. He adds, “I hope they find good jobs and be happy in life, that’s part of the stress of being a...
24 minute 23 second

Mahesh Bhupathi lauds Lara Dutta for taking a stand

Casting director-turned-director Mukesh Chhabra has been sacked by the producers of his debut film Kizzie Aur Manny in light of the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him as part of the ongoing #MeToo movement. In another fallout of Chhabra’s alleged misconduct, Lara Dutta has also decided to step aside from an assignment being handled by his firm. Lauding her move, husband Mahesh Bhupathi says that it is not enough for such people to just lose clients and projects, they must be treated as guilty until they prove their innocence. He adds that people need to stop engaging with those...
26 minute 30 second

Is there interference in the 2018 US midterm elections?

When the Justice Department unsealed criminal charges detailing a yearslong effort by a Russian troll farm to "sow division and discord in the U.S. political system," it was the first federal case alleging continued foreign interference in U.S. elections. Earlier Friday, American intelligence officials released a rare public statement asserting that Russia, China, Iran and other countries are engaged in ongoing efforts to influence U.S. policy and voters in future elections. The statement didn't provide details on those efforts. That stood in contrast with the criminal charges, which provided a detailed narrative of Russian activities. Russian activities have also been...
35 minute 25 second

UAE to host UN World Data Forum on Monday

DUBAI, 20th October, 2018 (WAM) -- The second United Nations Data Forum 2018 will commence on Monday, October 22, 2018. The three-day forum will bring together more than 2,500 data experts, high-ranking government officials and prominent policy makers from 120 countries around the world. The UN World Data Forum 2018 is hosted by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA), with the support of the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Forum will be co-organised by a number of partners, including governments, the World Bank, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), PARIS21 (the Organisation...


35 minute 59 second

Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Health visits Clinica Eugin in Barcelona

BARCELONA, 20th October, 2018 (WAM) -- Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health, DoH, Abu Dhabi, visited the Clinica Eugin headquarters in Barcelona in response to an official invitation from NMC Healthcare to explore the centre’s latest developments and medical breakthroughs in fertility. The visit was part of a business trip to Spain which included a number of visits to healthcare institutions to learn about the healthcare experience in Spain and the best practices used to enhance patient experience and service offerings. He toured the facility’s different divisions to explore the latest medical advancements and international...
37 minute 6 second

UAE, Sweden to boost ties in innovation in food tech

STOCKHOLM / WAM Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, met Elisabeth Backte- man, State Secretary of Swed-ish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, to discuss means of enhancing ties in innovations in food technology.This meeting was held as part of UAE minister’s visit to Sweden, where she visited a number of research centres and companies which support environmental sustainability and food innovation.Accompanying Almheiri on her visit were Sultan Rashid Al Kaitoob, the UAE Ambassador to Sweden, and a number of Emirati officials.