The pass rate of driving learners goes up after automation of tests
The pass rate of driving learners goes up after automation of tests
Anybody and everybody who got a driving license in Qatar through local schools will have tales to say about how difficult it was to realise their dream.Many may recall how they had to pass countless hours of suspense just to know whether they have passed or not....
A 22.7% fall in number of accidents, deaths reported so far this year
A 22.7% fall in number of accidents, deaths reported so far this year
The first half of 2016 has seen a 22.7% drop in road accident mortality rate and a 6.3% decrease in the number of total accidents as compared to the same period last year, Gulf Times quoted the Ministry of Interior (MoI) as saying.The statistics released by MoI pertain to all types of road traffic a...
Parents see red over fee hike in Indian schools in Qatar
Parents see red over fee hike in Indian schools in Qatar
As any parent in the country would certify, high school fees in Qatar is among the chief reasons for drain of monthly family budget.While Qatari authorities take ample measures to prevent schools from hiking fees arbitrarily, it sometimes does happen.Qatar Tribune reports that parents of Indian scho...
Value-added tax unlikely to be applied for essential food items
Value-added tax unlikely to be applied for essential food items
The Gulf countries, in a bid to better balance their annual budgets, have mooted the idea of collecting Value Added Taxes (VAT) from residents.However, market insiders say that VAT is unlikely to be applied to essential food items and socially-sensitive sectors such as healthcare and education, The ...
If you see a forex deal that’s too good to be true, it probably is!
If you see a forex deal that’s too good to be true, it probably is!
Not many people can move away from the lure of easy returns on their money....
Demand for sale and service of tyres remain high in Qatar
Demand for sale and service of tyres remain high in Qatar
Sales of tyres in Qatar have remained high this summer, with some dealers saying the figures have been particularly impressive since July.The demand for various tyre-related services is also high, as many people carry out essential works or change old tyres to avoid problems during the peak summer m...
Ooredoo warns customers to be very wary of scam calls
Ooredoo warns customers to be very wary of scam calls
With many Qatar residents complaining of receiving calls from scammers who use "Ooredoo" as their caller ID, the telecom service provider has advised customers “to be vigilant and not to trust calls from numbers displaying the caller ID ‘Ooredoo.’"Ooredoo will always call you from the number 4420 00...
Complaints by three people must to register food poisoning cases
Complaints by three people must to register food poisoning cases
Some people, who experience stomach pain after eating at restaurants, fear about food poisoning as the number of such cases rises during summer months.However, Majeed Borhan Zaidan, Head, Health Control Section, Al Rayyan Municipality, said food poisoning cases in the municipality area were not many...
Hotels gear up to welcome more tourists; 1.05m visit Qatar until April
Hotels gear up to welcome more tourists; 1.05m visit Qatar until April
Amid stiff competition with the opening of several new hotels across the city, the hospitality industry is expecting a surge in business after the summer holidays with an expected rise in the number of guests and business tourists, The Peninsula reported.Hotels are expecting more than 75% occupancy ...
Seven important news items you may have missed last week…
Seven important news items you may have missed last week…
The world we live in is quite fast and news items often don’t have shelf life of more than two days. With newer things happening all the time, you tend to miss out on important stories....

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