Describing United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a "valued partner", he said the extent of the ties indicate the vibrant bilateral relations India being UAE's 2nd largest trading partner and UAE the 3rd largest trade partner for the country.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has condemned the "action of individuals" for bringing "shame and humiliation" on football.
The former Manchester United chief executive was only elected two months ago for a four-year term but he told reporters that the current scandal engulfing the world governing body made it impossible to serve under the Swiss.
Oil prices have shed about half their value since last June as global supplies of the commodity, boosted by strong production in the United States and the OPEC cartel, outpace demand.
Dabbawalas have for decades collected hot lunches from customers' often distant homes and, using a complex delivery system and overladen bicycles, carried them to offices and schools across the city.
Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among the prominent dignitaries present during the event.
Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died today, weeks after he was hospitalised and was succeeded by his half-brother Salman, who called for "unity and solidarity" among Muslims in the birthplace of Islam, also the world's top oil exporter.
Kate, 31, gave birth to the couple's first child, who is third in line to the British throne, on Monday afternoon, ending weeks of feverish anticipation about the arrival and surprising royal watchers, who were widely expecting a girl.
Rupert Murdoch said Britain's Prince Harry should be given a break, days after his Sun tabloid added to the 27-year-old's embarrassment by printing pictures of him cavorting naked in Las Vegas, in defiance of appeals from Royal lawyers.
Cancelling the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday would only "empower extremists", the country's Crown Prince told reporters on Friday, following pro-democracy protesters' calls to mark the event with "days of rage".
A young Prince of Wales meets and falls in love with a beautiful, spirited commoner.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is planning to join the ranks of Madonna, Prince and Bjork -- by dropping her last name, according to her mother