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  1. New health laws soon for eateries and outlets

    The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning has plans to issue new health and safety rules for various outlets, including, possibly, eateries and others.

    A senior Doha Municipality official has said the regulations would be issued on the directives of the Minister soon.

  2. Fire at Villaggio food court

    Firefighters yesterday evacuated people from the food court area of the popular Villaggio after smoke was sighted billowing from the chimney of a restaurant there.

    The Ministry of Interior confirmed the incident on its Twitter account late last night.

  3. Law to regulate all charity events in Qatar

    Officials of leading charity organisations in Qatar have welcomed the new law regulating charitable activities in the country, saying it will help increase transparency as well as the confidence of donors in the organisations.

  4. Autumnal Equinox to take place on September 23

    The September Equinox, also known as Autumnal or Autumn Equinox, is set to take place later this month.

    The Qatar Meteorology Department said Autumnal Equinox is on September 23 at 05.29am, after which the hours of darkness increase and of daylight decrease.