Petrol prices in Qatar to go down by 5 dirhams in September
Petrol prices in Qatar to go down by 5 dirhams in September
So finally, there is some good news for people living in Qatar....
Kerala chief minister invites investment from Qatari government, businessmen
Kerala chief minister invites investment from Qatari government, businessmen
Inviting investments from Qatari government and the businessmen, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan assured them all support and assistance in providing an investment friendly atmosphere.He was speaking at Kerala-Qatar Business Meeting organised as part of the opening of a state-of-the-art branc...
Qatar’s schools try out methods to reduce weight of books children carry
Qatar’s schools try out methods to reduce weight of books children carry
A number of schools in Doha are trying to come up with measures to ease students’ burden of carrying heavy bags, a practice that many doctors say can cause long-term health problems.One of the options is to use the services of “cadets”, or senior pupils, to carry the bags of younger students.“We req...
Qatar’s airport customs foil 1,606 smuggling attempts since January
Qatar’s airport customs foil 1,606 smuggling attempts since January
The Airport Customs department foiled 1,606 attempts to smuggle goods into Qatar and evade customs duty payment so far this year, a marked increase from 1,250 such cases recorded for the whole of last year, according to a statement issued by the General Authority of Customs (GAC).Ajab Mansur Al Qaht...
Virgin boss Richard Branson injured in bike accident in the Caribbean
Virgin boss Richard Branson injured in bike accident in the Caribbean
British billionaire Richard Branson said he thought he was going to die in a biking accident in the British Virgin Islands earlier this week, in which he injured his cheek and tore some ligaments.Virgin boss Branson, who is famous for his larger-than-life personality and penchant for dangerous stunt...
Expatriate groups in Qatar step in to help amnesty seekers
Expatriate groups in Qatar step in to help amnesty seekers
There are thousands upon thousands of expatriates in Qatar who have no means of leaving the country due to various reasons.In some cases, it may be that they lost their identification papers. In others, it could be because they escaped from hellish jobs and continued their existence in secret....
How well do you know Qatar’s consumer protection laws? Read on!
How well do you know Qatar’s consumer protection laws? Read on!
Have you ever felt you were overcharged while shopping in Doha? That you did not get the quality of service you paid for? That the behavior of staff was downright arrogant and abusive? If the answer is yes, then this post is for you.Qatar takes consumer protection quite seriously....
Qatar and Saudi Arabia among countries with least risk of natural disasters
Qatar and Saudi Arabia among countries with least risk of natural disasters
Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been ranked among the top five countries with the lowest risk of being hit by a disaster, researchers said.Qatar, ranked 171st in the world, had the lowest disaster risk globally with a risk percentage (index) of 0.08, while Saudi Arabia claimed the 169th place with an in...
Bank official jailed for five years for fraudulently withdrawing money from account
Bank official jailed for five years for fraudulently withdrawing money from account
A bank director has been sentenced to five years in prison and sacked from work for illegally withdrawing QR132,000 from a customer’s account.The Criminal Court ordered the convict to refund the money and fined him QR132,000, reported local Arabic daily Al Sharq....
Drones to monitor violations in rural areas in Qatar?
Drones to monitor violations in rural areas in Qatar?
The municipal authorities in Qatar could soon resort to usage of drone technologies to monitor violations in the rural areas — countryside known in Arabic as Al Bar.People usually flock to rural areas to camp or enjoy the panoramic desert landscape....

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