Dubai news round-up: April 11

Metro extension planned, students jailed for smashing traffic radar, Emirates plane makes emergency landing and more …

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Plans to extend the Green Line of the Dubai Metro have been announced despite the track not being operational yet.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said yesterday that the line would run to International City and the Central Fruits and Vegetables Market, but did not give a date for when those stations would be complete.
Full story: 7DAYS

Two students were jailed for a month each by the Dubai Court of Misdemeanours for breaking a traffic radar that caught them speeding near Dubai Academic City.

The prosecution charged the Palestinian students, 20-year-old KM and 18-year-old MS, with deliberately destroying the radar belonging to the Traffic Department of Dubai Police, and causing damage worth Dh3900 to it.
Full story: Gulf News

An Emirates airline flight bound for Dubai from Kuala Lumpur made an emergency landing in Chennai in India following reports of smoke in the cockpit.

An Emirates airline spokesman said crew and passengers were taken off the plane but had to stay overnight at Chennai because the technical issues could not be resolved that day.
Full story: The National

Top seeded Grandmaster K Sasikiran warded off some initial resistance from Australian Vladimir Feldman to open with a comfortable win in the 13th Dubai International Open Chess Tournament.

National champion Grandmaster Surya Shekhar Ganguly had no difficulties in tackling Yann-Michael Guidez of France, while it was smooth sailing for GM Parimarjan Negi against Al Razi Naji Mohd Saeed of UAE.
Full story: The Hindu

Dubai shares rose to an almost two-month high on bets quarterly profits would beat expectations.

The Emirate’s bonds climbed to the highest on record last week after Dubai World and creditors signed a debt accord.
Full story: The Daily Star

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