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Eid Al Adha holidays begin from August 19

Eid Al Adha holidays begin from August 19

Qatar
The Amiri Diwan has announced that Eid Al Adha holidays for ministries and other government entities and public institutions will start on Sunday, Dhu al-Hijja 8, 1439 AH, corresponding to August 19, 2018 and end on Sunday, Dhu al-Hijja 15, 1439 AH corresponding to August 26, 2018. Employees are to resume their work on Monday, August 27. On Thursday, the Qatar Central Bank announced that Eid Al Adha break for all banks operating in Qatar will begin on Sunday, August 19. The central bank said in a statement that banks will open to the public on Sunday, August 26. Source
Bayanihan Qatar officially launched

Bayanihan Qatar officially launched

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Bayanihan Qatar, a federation of 20 Filipino organisations whose members comprise mostly household service workers, construction workers and hospitality industry workers, was officially launched yesterday. Established in June last year, Bayanihan Qatar has been extending a helping hand to the community through many outreach initiatives supporting the programmes of the Philippine Embassy as well as those of the host country. The organisations under the umbrella of Bayanihan Qatar have jointly pursued various projects and initiatives with particular focus on helping compatriots in need. One year since it was founded, the coalition has already provided support to nearly 400 distressed overseas Filipino workers through its outreach programmes. It has also conducted trainings and clean...
Qatar, Philippines discuss bilateral relations

Qatar, Philippines discuss bilateral relations

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The President of the Republic of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, met yesterday with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H E Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, during the visit he is paying to the Philippines. At the outset of the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs conveyed the greetings of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the President, as well as conveying the hopes of H H the Amir for further progress and prosperity to the people of the Philippines. For his part, the President sent his greetings to H H the Amir, and wished him health and happiness and for the people of Qatar further progress and prosperity. The meeting focused on discussing bilateral relations and the means to enhance them, in addition to discussing a number of issues of j...
Beware Qatar Motorist! Eight Roads in Qatar With Mobile Radars

Beware Qatar Motorist! Eight Roads in Qatar With Mobile Radars

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There is one change today in the locations of mobile radars. Instead of Orbital Highway, it is University Road. Keep an eye on your speedometer to avoid fine and also to reach safe. Here are the locations for the radars today (Thursday, August 16, 2018) University Road – 80 km/h Air Force Street – 100 km/h Al Waab – 80 km/h Al Dafna – 80 km/h Dukhan/Shahaniya – 120 km/h Al Refaa – 100 km/h Salwa road – 120 km/h Shamal – 120 km/h Ministry of Interior began with this initiative to promote road safety by forcing motorists to abide by the speed limits. These radars will catch seat belt violations, over speeding, overtaking from the wrong side in addition to usage of phone while driving. It is better to drive within the speed limit on all roads now as Traffic
Six months temporary transfer allowed under new law

Six months temporary transfer allowed under new law

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11 things about NEW LAW that you didn’t know,transfer,part time job all allowed Transfer to other employer An employer can grant a written permission to his employees to work with another employer for a period of six months, renewable for a similar period. Part time job are now allowed Employees can take up part time job with another employer, with a written approval from his original employer, the Ministry of Interior said yesterday. Staying out of Country, still can come back? Expatriates staying out of the country for more than six months can re-enter the country with a “return visa”, within a year, if they hold a Qatari residency permit (RP) and after paying the fine. New born RP possible A newborn baby can get residency permit within 90 days from the date of birth
SC condoles death of Expat worker at Al Wakrah Stadium project

SC condoles death of Expat worker at Al Wakrah Stadium project

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A 23-year-old Expat man lost his life yesterday while working on the Al Wakrah Stadium Project, said the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy on its official website. “Earlier today (Tuesday, August 14), a 23-year-old man from Expat lost his life while working at the Al Wakrah Stadium project site. His next of kin have been informed and the relevant Qatari and Nepali authorities have been notified,” said the statement. Although no cause of death was given at the time of publishing, SC said further actions were being taken. بيان للجنة العليا للمشاريع والإرث Official statement for Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy pic.twitter.com/PKU3RcUJxe — Road to 2022 (@roadto2022) August 14, 2018 “An investigation has been launched into the death and further details of t
Eid Al Adha with colourful celebrations at its beach

Eid Al Adha with colourful celebrations at its beach

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Over the years, the Katara Cultural Village has grown into a popular spot for people to celebrate major events in the country. They will once again rise to the occasion and provide several activities for people to enjoy during the Eid Al Adha celebrations, which will be held on August 21, reported Gulf Times. The festivities, which will mainly take place on the Katara Beach, is expected to attract thousands of families, children and other holidaymakers. One of the main highlights of the celebrations will be a great show by the Police Musical Band, which will roam the Katara beach playing patriotic music and the national anthem, reported The Peninsula. Employees from the Katara Cultural Village will then distribute gifts to children and open several fun games and activities for ...
Warns Strong Wind and Poor Visibility at Places

Warns Strong Wind and Poor Visibility at Places

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Weather inshore until 6 p.m. on Tuesday will be hot during the daytime with blowing dusty to dusty at places, the Department of Meteorology said in its daily weather report, warning of strong wind and poor visibility at places daytime. Highest temperature of 46 degree celcius is forecasted for Mesaieed and it will be 45 degree in Doha. Wind inshore will be northwesterly at a speed of 10 to 20 knot reaching 26 knot at places at times. Offshore, it will be northwesterly at a speed of 08 to 18 knot reaching 25 knot at places. Visibility will be 04 to 08 or 02 kilometer or less at places at times. Sea state inshore will be 2 to 3 or 4 feet at places, while offshore it will be 3 to 6 or 9 feet at places. Source
Is your employer withholding your salary? Here’s what you can do now under new Law.

Is your employer withholding your salary? Here’s what you can do now under new Law.

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The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (MADLSA) has put a new ruling that employees will have the right to switch jobs without getting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from their employers if the company fails to pay their monthly salaries within seven days of the due date. According to an official from the MADLSA, a decision to this effect has been taken at the ministerial level and it will be implemented soon. The official stated that the government wants all companies operating in the country to pay monthly salaries to their employees on time or in certain cases within seven days from the due date. If they fail to do so, employees of such companies will have the right to change jobs even if they have not completed the contract period, as reported by ...
Doing any of these things could land you in prison in Qatar

Doing any of these things could land you in prison in Qatar

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In modern day societies, punishments that are specified by the respective penal codes of countries for offences are meant to be a deterrent in the first place and second when meted out to offenders, the sentences are not only a punishment but also as a path that is supposed to lead to the reformation of the offenders, such that when they re-enter the society after their sentences, they can contribute to the society and at the same time live in an respectful way and not be subject to social stigma or stereotypes. Although, the crime rates in Qatar, according to Government authorities, are low compared to the rest of the region and stands at 5.0 per 100, 000 which is lower than the world average of 8.0. Furthermore, the national murder rate in Qatar is 0.5 per 100, 000 residents which is ...
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