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New ban in Qatar: Carrying, Touching or Watching mobile while driving Prohibited

As per the new law the driver of a motor vehicle will be prohibited from using any device - whether by carrying it, touching...

Qatar ministry issues license for small business from home

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has decided to issue licenses for QR. 1,020 per annum for practicing commercial activities at homes, as...

First Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi ready by end 2017

The first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be ready to welcome worshipers by the end of 2017, a businessman overseeing the project said...

Fresh vegetables, fish and poultry are cheaper at Qatar farmer’s market

Locally grown fresh and delicious vegetables are now available at very reasonable price. The fifth season of the local farm produce markets began on Thursday...

Qatar: Dash-cam footage ‘admissible in accident probes’

A dashboard camera (dash cam), also called car or eyewitness camera, is a small recording device that is placed on the windshield or dashboard...

Indian farmer commits suicide over Rupee notes ban

A farmer in southern India committed suicide fearing she would be left penniless after the government’s shock decision to withdraw high denomination notes from...

India: Modi’s Govt. bans Zakir Naik’s NGO for 5 years

INDIA: The move comes after investigation by the Home Ministry found the NGO was allegedly having dubious links with Peace TV, an international Islamic...

Single Gulf-wide traffic fine system in Qatar

The days of racking up traffic fines in other Gulf countries and never paying them are almost over. Plans for a new, GCC-wide system to...

What is the internet speed in Qatar?

The Qatar telecommunications sector is currently served by two companies. Ooredoo is a leading international communications company with a customer base of more than 100...

Qatar: Reduction in the rents

Close on the heels of a government-backed real estate development announcing reduction in the rents of some of their commercial properties, requests for such...

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