Sharjah crane crash hero battling for life

Sharjah crane crash hero battling for life

Sharjah: A 26-year-old construction worker is battling for his life in the intensive care unit of a hospital after he saved several children from a collapsing crane on Saturday evening in Sharjah. The Pakistani worker, identified as Farsat Khan, sustained serious head injuries and has multiple fractures in different parts of his body, in the accident that has left one person dead. The incident took place at around 5.30pm on […]

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Sharjah Ruler launches UoS new website

Sharjah Ruler launches UoS new website

Sharjah: His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah, on Sunday launched new website and identity of the University of Sharjah (UoS). The new website of the UoS comes in its modern and advanced design, in support of the interactive level of the site through its various electronic links with the internal and external audiences of the university in their different […]

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Ministry drafting a paternity leave law

Ministry drafting a paternity leave law

Dubai: A newly launched National Family Policy in the UAE is working on drafting a paternity leave legislation that ensures equalising the role fathers play in parenting, the Minister of Community Development announced on Sunday. Work on new childcare legislations is also underway as part of the National Family Policy launched last week, which will also see more than 36 new initiatives implemented across the country in coordination with local […]

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Bangladeshi expats to celebrate National Day today

Bangladeshi expats to celebrate National Day today

Abu Dhabi: Around half a million Bangladeshi expatriates in the UAE will celebrate their country’s National Day on Monday with the nation’s latest achievements that would eventually elevate its status to a developing country from the least developed country (LDC), according to a top Bangladeshi diplomat. ‘The extended consular service week’ being observed by the Bangladeshi diplomatic missions in the UAE to celebrate this achievement [along with the National Day] […]

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Korean president visits Wahat Al Karama

Korean president visits Wahat Al Karama

Abu Dhabi: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday visited Wahat Al Karama, Abu Dhabi’s national and cultural landmark commemorating the UAE’s brave soldiers who lost their lives while serving the nation. Moon arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday on a three-day state visit to the UAE. He was welcomed by Shaikh Khalifa Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Director of the Martyrs’ Families’ Affairs Office at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s […]

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Duo jailed in Dh2m fraud and forgery case

Duo jailed in Dh2m fraud and forgery case

Dubai: Two men have been jailed for three years each for bribing bank employees to help them take more than Dh2 million in loans and credit facilities using forged papers and documents. The duo, a Pakistani and an Indian, collaborated with two bankers, who were employed at local banks, and provided them with forged papers and personal documents to take bank loans on different dates after December 2016. Four men […]

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Space agency to build deep network station in Liwa

Space agency to build deep network station in Liwa

Abu Dhabi: The UAE Space Agency has drawn up plans to build a deep space network station in the UAE, an official from the agency said on Sunday in the capital, with the station set to play a major role in future space missions. Speaking at New York University Abu Dhabi, Dr Muthanna Al Mahmoud, acting head of Space Science and Technology at the UAE Space Agency, briefed a group […]

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Mohammad issues decree on board of BUiD

Mohammad issues decree on board of BUiD

Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, has issued Decree No (9) of 2018 on the Board of Trustees of British University in Dubai (BUiD). The Board is to chaired by Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum. According to the decree, […]

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Thousands visit Al Dhafra book fair

Thousands visit Al Dhafra book fair

Abu Dhabi: Thousands of visitors including students and parents explored a wide range of workshops, intellectual, educational and cultural topics at the Al Dhafra book fair, which concluded last week, organisers said on Sunday. More than 21 local publishers and distributors participated in the fair and provided visitors access to a variety of books and the latest publications in all fields of interest, where they were also able to exchange […]

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Arab Hope Makers receives over 87,000 submissions

Arab Hope Makers receives over 87,000 submissions

Dubai: The Arab Hope Makers initiative, closed its registration process yesterday, after receiving more than 87,000 submissions. The initiative, which launched its second round approximately a month ago, falls under the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), the largest of its kind dedicated to honouring people in the Arab world and beyond who spend their lives spreading hope. Registration was open to any individual, group or organisation committed […]

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Now, pay your taxi fare via Apple or Samsung Pay

Now, pay your taxi fare via Apple or Samsung Pay

Dubai: Taxi passengers in Dubai can now pay their fares via Apple Pay or Samsung Pay, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Sunday. The new payment methods will be part of a series of payment options available for commuters including cash, credit/debit car as well as Nol payment. The service is being launched in partnership with Network International as part of the ‘Smart City’ initiative of the Dubai […]

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How to get a new Dubai number plate

How to get a new Dubai number plate

The new rule The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) kicked off a campaign making it mandatory for all motorists to upgrade to the new plates. RTA has requested that all car owners with owned registered number plates from A to Z to upgrade to the new plate design. Why are we upgrading? According to an earlier , Sultan Al Marzouqi, director of RTA’s Vehicle Licensing said “the RTA […]

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UAE temperature to creep up, hotter days ahead

UAE temperature to creep up, hotter days ahead

Dubai: The short bouts of hazy weather and mist in the early morning is giving way to higher temperatures in the UAE, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). Residents can expect temperatures to climb up to a high of 37° Celsius with the level of humidity to reach a maximum of 85 per cent along the coast. The morning fog affected the western region the most, especially in […]

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Watch: UAE switches off to save planet Earth

Watch: UAE switches off to save planet Earth

Dubai: The UAE joined more than 180 countries across the world in marking the Earth Hour, switching off lights in a symbolic act of raising environmental awareness. As the skylines across the emirates plunged into darkness on Saturday evening, a spotlight shone on the message of conservation for an hour. A series of awareness events and activities were held in the lead-up to the Earth Hour, which was marked from […]

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Video: One killed as crane collapses in Sharjah

Video: One killed as crane collapses in Sharjah

Sharjah: At least one person died and another suffered serious injuries after a crane collapsed on them at a construction site in Sharjah on Saturday evening, an official told Gulf News. The Sharjah Police detained a number of managers of the construction firm after the accident that took place in Al Nahda area of Sharjah. At 10.10pm police official told Gulf News that rescue forces were still at the site and […]

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Mohammad receives Nazarbayev

Mohammad receives Nazarbayev

Abu Dhabi: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan on Saturday. They discussed ways of enhancing ties of friendship and cooperation between the UAE and Kazakhstan and took stock of the latest regional developments of mutual concern. During the talks, which took place at the Presidential Palace, Shaikh Mohammad welcomed […]

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130 Arab children to take part in Sharjah forum

130 Arab children to take part in Sharjah forum

Sharjah: The opening ceremony of the 13th Sharjah Arab Children’s Forum will be held on Sunday at Sharjah Cultural Palace. This year’s edition brings together almost 130 children from 10 Arab countries, including a UAE delegation of 84 children from various institutions, including Sharjah Children’s Centre, Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, and UAE Girl Guides Association. The theme for the event this year is ‘Hear Us … We Are The […]

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Dubai Cares volunteers refurbish Sharjah school

Dubai Cares volunteers refurbish Sharjah school

Sharjah: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, held the first edition of its Volunteer Emirates 2018 in support of The National Charity School in Al Falaj, Sharjah. The initiative brought together 100 UAE-based volunteers who helped deliver a variety of essential educational equipment to the non-profit private school. The initiative benefited a total of 1,100 students enrolled in the school. The first edition, held in […]

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Dubai civic body charts waste segregation route

Dubai civic body charts waste segregation route

Dubai: Dubai Municipality has launched an innovative waste collection and removal system to assist communities with waste segregation. The new system that employs modern bins and special waste collection trucks has been piloted in Al Mamzar area, Abdul Majeed Abdul Aziz Al Saifaie, director of Waste Management Department, told Gulf News. The fully sealed fibre bins have compartments for general waste and recyclable materials. “The bins are very neat and […]

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Number plate upgrade mandatory in Dubai from July

Number plate upgrade mandatory in Dubai from July

Dubai: Following the introduction of a new number plate design last year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has now kicked off a campaign urging all motorists to upgrade to the new plates, ahead of mandatory upgrades from July for select codes. The upgrade is currently available for all types of distinguished and special number plates across all codes, and from May it will also be available optionally for unowned […]

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