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 Supporters of unseen India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate and Chief Minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat, Narendra Modi, wave as he arrives to file his election nomination papers in Varanasi. Sanjay Kanojia / AFP Photo

Best photography from around the world April 24

The National View's photo editors pick the best of the day from around the world

 Sarah Geronimo. Courtesy: FLASH Entertainment

Sarah Geronimo brings her star power to Abu Dhabi this weekend

Ahead of her Abu Dhabi concert on Thursday night, we take a look at the Filipina singer Sarah Geronimo’s extraordinary career.

 Visitors look at the medieval inventor Al Jazari’s water-powered Elephant Clock. The clock is on show at the 1001 Inventions exhibition at Sharjah Expo Centre. Photos Antonie Robertson / The National

1001 Inventions: in praise of Islam’s gifts to the world

Down the centuries, from camera obscura to designing a sail that allowed early seafarers to tack into the wind, Muslim scientists have made many significant contributions to science. Rym Ghazal and Asmaa Al Hameli visit an exhibition in Sharjah that celebrates those contributions

 Mumbai Indians fans cheer they team on the opening match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2014 at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Earn cash back with the IPL cricket in the UAE

Dunia finance promotion allows cricket lovers to earn up to 6 per cent unlimited cash back on any spending they make on a day when an IPL match is played in the UAE.

 Iranian workers at the Iran Khodro auto plant in Tehran on March 18. Maryam Rahmanian for The National

Iran’s love of cars survives devastating sanctions

Sanctions and energy subsidy reductions might have hurt the Iranian automotive industry. But car makers at one factory are still optimistic, Yeganeh Salehi reports from Tehran

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Disney confirms that Star Wars: Episode 7 is filming in Abu Dhabi desert

Disney yesterday confirmed that the filming of Star Wars: Episode 7 is taking place in the desert in Abu Dhabi.


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Ajman homes left without electricity after six-year wait

February 8, 2014

Homeowners in Ajman are relying on expensive diesel generators as they wait for Fewa to link their properties to the power grid.

Residents in Ajman and Umm Al Quwain face higher utility bills

January 14, 2014

Residents were informed of the increased charges, to come into effect from this month, for water and electricity in leaflets delivered with last month’s bills from Fewa.

Energy authority to help people cut above average electricity and water consumption

December 12, 2013

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority wants to educate and change attitudes in a country that has, per capita, one of the highest consumption rates in the world.


UAE has the energy to face the future

June 30, 2013

Progress UAE: Ambitious projects and an aggressive shift towards solar power and renewable energy are core principles of the UAE's future sustainability policy.

Dh15 billion investment projects for Northern Emirates

June 24, 2013

Federal investment aimed at addressing increasing demand in Northern Emirates will include water and power infrastructure boost.

UAE's water and electricity needs will be met, FNC told

May 22, 2013

The Minister of Energy said the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, which he also heads, has a clear strategy to cover the needs of all the emirates it serves.

Burst pipe leaves UAQ homes with no water

January 31, 2013

Repair crews stopped the leak but water still needs to be delivered by truck to homes.

No official FNC vote on sacking UAE utilities executive

December 11, 2012

The FNC has yet to reach a decision about whether the director general of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority should be fired.

Water and power pledge for hundreds of victims of Dubai rent scam

September 27, 2012

Victims of the Shamyana subletting scam have been promised by Dewa that their utilities will not be cut off. Meanwhile the global hunt for their bogus landlord continues.

Abu Dhabi seeks power partners for Mirfa plant

June 29, 2012

Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority is calling for companies to express interest in building and operating the latest addition to its fleet of power plants.

No running water for almost a month

June 25, 2012

Residents have to buy water from tankers which deliver to their homes every few days. But this is proving to be too expensive for many.

Dh755m for water pipe upgrades

May 29, 2012

Two new Government projects will help Umm Al Quwain overcome the long-standing water shortages that have generated complaints from residents.

Power cuts make residents recall dark past

May 24, 2012

Recent power cuts have made Sharjah residents fear a return to 2009 and 2010, and long periods without their air conditioning.

Water fines needed 'to cut consumption'

April 19, 2012

The UAE is a huge water consumer, needing 26 times as much as it has available, the Food and Agriculture Organisation says.