Dubai: Bearys Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI) UAE Chapter in a bid to support and encourage young entrepreneurs has decided to provide investment platform for start-ups and Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) initiated by youngsters.

Speaking after the executive body meeting of the UAE Chapter at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Al Barsha of Dubai, SM Basheer, President of BCCI UAE Chapter informed about the organisation’s plans of providing a platform to bridge between the start-ups, SME and potential investors.

“In today’s competitive world, some of the business ideas, start-ups and SMEs initiated by young minds have gone up to become renowned brands in international market. Some of the youngsters lack initial investments to fund their ideas. The BCCI will provide platform for the young entrepreneurs to present their ideas in front of the potential investors” Basheer said.

BCCI UAE Chapter Vice President, Abdulla Madumoole added that the applicants can send their requests for investments on on or before November 30. The selected applicants will be provided a platform during the BCCI Investor’s conference in Dubai later.

BCCI UAE Chapter Secretary Abdur Rauf, Hamza Abdul Qader, Mohammed Ali Ucchil, Naveed Magundi, Imran Khan and others were present during the event.

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Hyderabad: A 34-year-old goldsmith, a native of West Bengal, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Hussain Sagar Lake here for fear of contracting COVID-19, police said on Sunday.

The man suffering from fever and cough had been under treatment from a local doctor for an over a week, the police said. The doctor then advised him to get hospital treatment. So, he approached a hospital but could not get admission, they said.

On Friday, he developed breathing problems and asked his friend to take him to the lake area. Upon reaching the spot, the goldsmith jumped into the waters and died, the police said. The man's body, retrieved on Sunday, has been sent for a post-mortem to ascertain whether he was COVID-19 positive, they said.