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  1. Qatar Airways launches new Cape Town direct flights

    Qatar Airways will operate a new non-stop five-times-weekly service between Doha and Cape Town from November 3.

    Cape Town, which is currently served by QA three-times-a-week via Johannesburg, is one of the airline’s most popular African destinations.

  2. Dead dolphin removed from Al Wakra beach

    The Beaches and Islands Section of the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP) removed a dead Dolphin found in Wakra beach.

    The Section’s personnel also cleaned up the beach of Ras Abu Fantas of diverse waste such as empty cans, plastic bags and timber.

  3. Four restaurants forced to reverse price increase

    The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has taken action against four popular restaurants that raised their prices without approval from the ministry.

    The eateries were forced to revoke their decision and go back to their previous prices, the ministry said in a statement yesterday.

  4. Woman jailed for bribing government employee

    A lady manager of a private company has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment followed by deportation for trying to bribe a public employee.

    The Syrian woman was caught red-handed while trying to pay QR10,000 as bribe to an employee of Civil Defence.

  5. Calls to stop tobacco use by schoolchildren

    Several sociologists and educationists have urged the authorities to take firm action against those who bring and sell chewing tobacco to schoolchildren.

    Use of chewing or smokeless tobacco, commonly known as ‘sweka,' by schoolchildren has been identified as a major problem in Qatar.