First Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi ready by end 2017

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  • October 12, 2016
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The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be ready to welcome worshipers by the end of 2017, a businessman overseeing the project said on Tuesday. The temple is being built on land donated by the government of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates. Hindus currently travel to Dubai, the UAE’s tourism and […]

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Indian businessman pays $9mn for Dubai number plate

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  • October 9, 2016
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An Indian businessman has paid $9mn at auction to grab a single-digit car registration plate in Dubai, feeding a passion for “unique” number plates. Balwinder Sahani, who owns a Dubai-based property management company, spent 33mn dirhams on the “D5” number plate, in an auction organized by the road authority, Gulf News daily reported on Sunday. […]

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Expat jailed for stealing money and mobile phones

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  • September 29, 2016
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A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced a Kenyan man to one year in jail and ordered his subsequent deportation for theft, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported on Wednesday. The court convicted the defendant of stealing two mobile phones including their SIM cards, and a sum of QR2,500 from the hand bag of a woman. At […]

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Villa built by 3D printing technology

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  • September 29, 2016
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A villa built by 3D printing technology at a village in Binzhou, eastern China’s Shandong province. The 3D-printed villa which uses no bricks in its construction costs 5,000 yuan (S$1,000) per sq m. Printers 20m wide and 6m tall were used in the construction, according to 3DPrint.com. The walls are made up of layers of […]

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Qatar school under controversy over Israeli flag

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  • September 28, 2016
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A school in Qatar has apologized to the education ministry for displaying an Israeli flag in one of its corridors. The ministry was alerted about the flag by angry parents who took to social media to call for the removal of the Israeli banner put up in Doha College, one of the oldest British curriculum […]

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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

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  • September 27, 2016
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German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns. Facebook and WhatsApp promised in the wake of the Silicon Valley giant’s 2014 acquisition of the messaging app that they would not share data, Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information […]

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Oxford ranked as world's top university

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  • September 22, 2016
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The University of Oxford has become the first British university to top the Times Higher Education’s global league table, knocking the California Institute of Technology into second place. Oxford topped the list because it improved across the four main indicators that influence the rankings – teaching, research, citations and international outlook, Times Higher Education said. […]

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80 new professions ineligible to get driving license

  • internetQatar
  • September 22, 2016
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The Traffic Department has added 80 categories of workers who will not be eligible to get a driving license in the country, it is learnt. An employee of a leading driving school in Doha confirmed to Gulf Times that they received a complete list in Arabic of categories non-eligible to apply, bringing the total number […]

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Huge fines and jail for sharing accident photos

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  • September 21, 2016
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The Cabinet has referred to the Advisory Council the amended Penal Code, which includes penalties for clicking and sharing photographs of accident victims. The decision was taken at the ordinary meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani at the Emiri Diwan, on Wednesday. The official […]

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Woman seeks sex change operation in first for UAE

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  • September 20, 2016
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An Emirati woman has sought leave to have a sex change operation in what would be a first for the United Arab Emirates, newspapers reported on Tuesday. The application to the court in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi comes after a change in the law took effect earlier this month legalizing gender reassignment surgery. Lawyer […]

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