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SRK’s New Year bash in Dubai!

SRK’s New Year bash in Dubai!

Shah Rukh Khan has reason enough to celebrate. 2010 wasn’t such a bad year for the man whose film My Name Is Khan – hailed India’s first global film – hit the theatres.
Then there was the shooting of his ambitious ‘Ra.One’ that kept him busy all year. SRK, now has a host of new things to look forward to as well – his small screen reality show ‘Zor ka Jhatka’ and the release of ‘Ra.One’. And so, our dear Khan is celebrating, the end of good things and the begining of better ones,

Dubai movie fest opens with Firth film

DUBAI: The seventh Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opened on Sunday with the Tom Hooper-directed “The King’s Speech” starring Colin Firth, which movie pundits say is Oscar-bound.
Firth plays the leading role as Britain’s King George VI in the historical comedy set in a time of fading empire. A total of 157 films from 57 countries are taking part in this year’s DIFF, where new Arab talent is also on show, particularly from Egypt.
“The seventh edition of the Dubai

Parker leads in Dubai Masters

DUBAI: An early birdie blitz from Florentyana Parker lifted her into the lead after the opening day of the 500,000-euro Dubai Ladies Masters, the season-ending event of the Ladies European Tour, here on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old from England made five birdies in her first seven holes, but a bogey on her penultimate hole saw her finish at five-under par 67, one ahead of Russia’s Maria Verchenova, who is playing on a sponsors’ invitation.
American superstar Michelle Wie, who

CM to attend trade conference in Dubai

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will participate in the Pakistan Business and Investment Conference which will be hosted by the International Business Forum Dubai in collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Punjab Board of Investment and Trade in Dubai on December 13. The conference will also be attended by a delegation comprising of more than 100 Pakistani businessmen.
Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will preside over the inaugural

Spot-fixing hearing – Dubious duo vows to clear names in Dubai

LAHORE: Pakistani batsman Salman Butt and bowler Mohammad Aamer vowed Friday to prove their innocence as they left for Dubai to appeal against their suspension over a spot-fixing scandal. The International Cricket Council provisionally suspended Salman, who was Pakistan’s Test captain, Aamer and bowler Mohammad Asif after they were charged with offences under the anti-corruption code of conduct last month.
They all appealed, although Asif later withdrew his application. An ICC

Dubai World’s restructuring officer steps down

DUBAI: The Chief Restructuring Officer of Dubai World, Aidan Birkett, is stepping down after the debt-laden group reached a deal to restructure its debt, stated an official statement released on Wednesday.
“Birkett has now successfully completed his work at Dubai World and will be stepping down on 14th October 2010,” said the Dubai government statement.
The group, which announced last month reaching an agreement with 99 percent of its creditor banks on its proposal to

Emirates denies receiving Dubai subsidies

DUBAI: Dubai’s Emirates airlines, the Middle East’s largest carrier, denied on Tuesday receiving government subsidies, hitting back at European claims that it was competing on the back of state aid.
“We have grown without subsidy through the success of our commercially driven business model and see no reason to apologise for what we have achieved,” president Tim Clark said in a statement.
“When so many entities and economies around the world are being shored up by