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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

In pictures: Auto China 2014 exhibition

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 Luis Suarez became the first Liverpool player to score 30 Premier League goals in a season since Ian Rush in 1987. Stefan Wermuth / Reuters

Sterling and Suarez inspire Liverpool to win over Norwich City

The win takes the Premier League table-toppers to 80 points from 35 games.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA

Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.


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India strives to balance out jobs market

March 29, 2014

On the one hand a brain drain, on the other a shortage of opportunities for qualified candidates.

Indian elections have huge significance for future of economy

March 20, 2014

The start of the Indian general elections is nearing and corporates and investors are putting major decisions on hold until the outcome is final and the effect on the nation's economy clearer.

Billionaires on the rise in rapidly growing India

March 8, 2014

Stark contrast with majority of population living on a pittance, while ranks of super-wealthy swell.

Pure water demand in rural India creates a growing industry

February 22, 2014

Some 96 million people in India do not have access to clean water and more than 186,000 children under the age of five die from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation each year in the country.

Bubble-proof luxury properties lure India’s super-rich

February 13, 2014

One such apartment building in Mumbai throws in a mobile phone linked to a concierge service.

Dubai healthcare group plans share sale as it looks to India

January 29, 2014

$300m medical complex will open in Kerala next month.

Faith shown in Indian online retail

December 14, 2013

The sector is laden with challenges, yet eBay is among investors looking at growth over the long-term.

India’s banks will struggle for growth as economy slows

November 4, 2013

India's banking sector to feel the pain of a slowing economy and falling rupee.

Debt woes set to bedevil India’s power sector

November 4, 2013

India's power sector will be a major source of bad loans.

Airlines eager to set up in India despite stiff challenges

November 2, 2013

As a slew new airlines get ready to take off in India, they face many challenges such as high taxes, rising fuel prices and stiff competition.

Indian companies ill-equipped to deal with corruption and regulatory demands, survey shows

October 15, 2013

Bribery and corruption in India remain major challenges to the country’s economy and businesses, with companies ill-prepared to meet the demands of global anti-corruption laws and tightening local regulation, a survey reveals.

Indian energy sector runs for cover as Cyclone Phailin closes in

October 12, 2013

The cyclone is headed for the eastern coast of the country and is expected to be on a par with the strength of Hurricane Katrina.

India’s growing appetite for burgers and pizzas

September 21, 2013

McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, as well as locals chains offering Indian fare are all pushing ahead with ambitious expansion plans for India to capitalise on the market’s vast potential.

India clears way for Etihad's $600m deal with Jet Airways

July 29, 2013

India's foreign investment board yesterday cleared the way for a US$600 million deal that will enable Etihad Airways to take a 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways.