Overcrowded Indian schools stopped from admitting new KG students
Overcrowded Indian schools stopped from admitting new KG students
Overcrowding in Qatari schools, especially those run by Indian managements, is a real issue.Qatar’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education has started to tighten their grip on such schools....
Pakistani villagers attack convoy of Qatari men hunting houbara bustards
Pakistani villagers attack convoy of Qatari men hunting houbara bustards
A group of Pakistani villagers brandishing guns and knives attacked the convoy of a Qatari hunting party, which included a member of the royal family, which was on an expedition to hunt the rare houbara bustard bird.The group, hunting for the rare bird whose meat is a popular delicacy, was unhurt.Ho...
Education Ministry reassures parents about proper study before fee hike
Education Ministry reassures parents about proper study before fee hike
It was only yesterday that news broke about 120 educational institutions in the country requesting the Ministry of Education and Higher Education permission to increase fees for the new academic year.The education ministry has reiterated that schools will be allowed to increase fees only after it ca...
All Qatari banks increase interest rates for personal and car loans marginally
All Qatari banks increase interest rates for personal and car loans marginally
All those who are planning to take a personal or car loan from Qatari banks, please note that interest rates have gone up marginally from the beginning of the year.Loans have become a bit more expensive, with most banks hiking interest rates by 0.25%, reported Qatar Tribune.The move comes on the bac...
Almost 120 private schools seek tuition fee hike during 2017-18 academic year
Almost 120 private schools seek tuition fee hike during 2017-18 academic year
In a move that will likely give heartburn to parents who send children to school in Qatar, as many as 120 educational institutions have approached the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to increase fees for the 2017-18 academic year.The Ministry is expected to announce its final decision nex...
GCC's tallest rollercoaster to be set up at indoor theme park in heart of Doha city
GCC's tallest rollercoaster to be set up at indoor theme park in heart of Doha city
The under-construction Doha Oasis project, situated in the heart of Doha city, will soon boast the Gulf region’s tallest rollercoaster ride.It will be set inside an indoor theme park that will come up at the facility. The 60M-tall rollercoaster will be the theme park’s centrepiece....
Qatar Airways to be completely privatised by 2027, says Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways to be completely privatised by 2027, says Akbar Al Baker
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker told France’s La Tribune (French language) newspaper that he expected the airlines to be privatized within the next 10 years.However, he said the move will take place only after Qatar Airways is ‘in a position of strength,’ reported ch-a...
The countdown for Qatar’s biggest Color Run ever has begun
The countdown for Qatar’s biggest Color Run ever has begun
The 2017 Color Run, presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, on January 28 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), is expected to be the biggest and most colourful of all times.The Color Run celebrates health, happiness and individuality by encouraging and empowering participants of al...
Man gets seven-year jail term for QR5m jewelry theft
Man gets seven-year jail term for QR5m jewelry theft
The Doha Criminal Court has sentenced a man to seven years in jail for illegally breaking into a house and stealing QR5m worth of jewelry and watches.The defendant broke into the house of the victim at night, cracked open a safe and got away with the stolen property....
Qatar Airways promises to make changes to its female worker policies
Qatar Airways promises to make changes to its female worker policies
Qatar Airways has, at different times, been called out for the many restrictions it places on its cabin crew....

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