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Indian man’s three-month jail term upheld in Dubai

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Abu Dhabi: A Dubai court has upheld a three-month jail term for an Indian man convicted of sexual assault for kissing a woman employee’s hand, a media report said.

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On February 19, the convict, an Indian manager at Dubai International Airport, kissed the hand of an Emirati female employee, a newspaper reported on Friday.

“I was at Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport where I work. I took a short break and headed to the Indian airline section, where the defendant was,” the victim said.

The victim, a customer service agent, said the convict joined her in the break room and they spoke about her aviation exam.

The victim said, “I went to the testing room and logged into the system to check the exam. He came and said he could help me. I agreed, then I accidentally dropped my pen.”

“When I reached for it he grabbed my hand and kissed it, telling me not to worry and that he would help me pass,” she added.

Later she and her husband complained to the airport police about the incident which the convict denied in court.

The convict told the court in March, “I never did anything to her, not even touch her. I am innocent.”

However, prosecutors said the Indian manager confessed to the crime during investigation but had denied the charge of sexual assault in the criminal and appeal courts.

With inputs from IANS

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UAE Gets Help From An Indian Student, Develops Robot Cleaner For The State

"Recycling just one tonne of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy"

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"The robot is autonomous and provides the facility for the optional switching of the ploughing system when required," he said. Pixabay

An Indian student has invented robots to help the United Arab Emirates (UAE) become greener, including a cleaner bot that preserves the marine environment and another that helps minimize human labour on farms, the media reported.

Sainath Manikandan, a student at the GEMS United Indian School here, built the Marine Robot Cleaner (MBot Cleaner) and Agriculture Robot (Agribot), and said he hopes that authorities would implement his inventions on a bigger scale, the Khaleej Times reported on Thursday.

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Last year, Manikandan collected nearly 2,500 kg of paper and 250 kg of plastics. Pixabay

His mission with the robots is to help protect marine species and the farmers who work in warmer countries like the UAE.

“MBot is a prototype robot that can remove floating wastes from surface water. It is basically shaped like a boat and can be operated remotely with a radio control. It runs with two motors that help the boat move in the water. Popsicle sticks are attached to a wheel and then to the third motor to push the waste from the water bodies into the storage basket,” he said.

The student added that by developing the MBot on a bigger scale, “we can try to preserve our marine species and environment”.

His AgriBot is a machine that is also powered by solar panels, instead of batteries.

Manikandan has suggested that drones be used along with this robot to assist and control the seed-planting process on farms.

“The purpose of AgriBot is to help the farmers in hot countries like the UAE. It is designed to minimize the labour of farmers, in addition to increasing the speed and accuracy of the work. It performs the elementary functions involved in farming, such as ploughing the field, sowing seeds, and covering the seeds with soil.

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His mission with the robots is to help protect marine species and the farmers who work in warmer countries like the UAE. Pixabay

“The robot is autonomous and provides the facility for the optional switching of the ploughing system when required,” he said.

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Last year, Manikandan collected nearly 2,500 kg of paper and 250 kg of plastics.

“Recycling just one tonne of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy,” he added. (IANS)