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How can you recover personal loans in UAE

How can you recover personal loans in UAE

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If a person has defaulted on a loan amount below Dh50,000, the lender can lodge a civil complaint. Question: I lent Dh3,000 to a friend in Dubai. I have an email from him confirming it and mentioning that he will be returning the money by end of September 2018. But now, he is not responding to my calls. Can I take legal action against him? Answer: As the amount of loan lent to your friend is only Dh3,000, it is recommended that you lodge a civil complaint against your friend at the Centre for Amicable Settlement of Disputes at Dubai Court (the 'Centre'). The Centre is a reconciliation department which deals with debts/claims amounting below Dh50,000. You have to provide your and your friend's details along with the details of the case and supporting documentary evidence (email c...
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lights up with Sri Lanka flag

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lights up with Sri Lanka flag

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Other iconic landmarks in the UAE also paid tribute to the victims of the Easter attacks. Standing in solidarity with the victims of the recent Easter Day attacks which struck Colombo, Dubai's Burj Khalifa; the tallest and most famous skyscraper in the world, lit up to the colours of Sri Lanka's flag on Thursday evening. On its official Twitter handle, the Burj Khalifa hoped for a world built on tolerance and coexistence. برج خليفة يضيء تضامناً مع #سريلانكا. معاً نحو عالم يسوده السلام والتسامح#BurjKhalifa lights up in solidarity with #SriLanka. Here’s to a world built on tolerance and coexistence pic.twitter.com/3U39ztZd4H— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) April 25, 2019 Apart from the Burj Khalifa, iconic landmarks in Abu Dhabi also lit up with the colours of Sri Lanka's
One-hour maximum screen time recommended for children under 5: WHO

One-hour maximum screen time recommended for children under 5: WHO

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Children between one and four years old should spend at least 3 hours of physical activities. Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The United Nations agency, issuing its first such guidelines, said under-fives should also be physically active and get adequate sleep to help develop good lifelong habits and prevent obesity and other diseases in later life. "What we are cautioning on is over-use of those electronic screen times with young children," WHO expert Dr. Fiona Bull told a news briefing. In its guidelines to member states, the WHO said children between one ...
Karachi drops from 6th to 70th on World Crime Index

Karachi drops from 6th to 70th on World Crime Index

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The report was shared by a senior Pakistan Army officer Karachi drops from 6th place to 70th in World Crime IndexArmy official tweets report, social media users rejoiceKarachites talk about what it is like living in the megacity Once listed amongst the world’s top 10 dangerous cities, crime in Karachi has dropped significantly according to a World Crime Index and Karachites are rejoicing on Twitter. Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), chief spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces tweeted a report that was widely shared by Pakistani tweeps. On his official Twitter account @OfficialDGISPR, he posted: “Karachi at one point in time (2014) was 6th in World Crime Index. Alhamdulillah, today it’s at 70th with many first world citi
Job alert: Apple is hiring in UAE, multiple positions open

Job alert: Apple is hiring in UAE, multiple positions open

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The job openings for April have been updated. Working with one of the world's most innovative tech companies is on everybody's bucket list. If you are a job seeker or looking for a change, you might want to check out the openings at Apple. In the UAE, the tech giant has openings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Their April job listings have been updated and there are multiple positions available across the retail and corporate sector. If you are looking for opportunities across sales, technical expertise, operations, business and management, this job could be yours. So, whatever your skill set, go ahead and have a look at the job openings on their website. AE-Creative AE-Senior Manager AE- Genius AE- Specialist AE- Store Leader AE- Operations Expert AE- Apple...
New Zealand offers residency to families of mosque victims

New Zealand offers residency to families of mosque victims

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People directly affected by the attacks can apply to stay permanently in the country. New Zealand opened a two-year window on Wednesday for people directly affected by the Christchurch terror attacks to apply to stay permanently in the country. The special visa category "recognises the impact of the tragedy on the lives of those most affected, and gives people currently on temporary and resident visas some certainty" about their status, Immigration New Zealand said in a statement. People living in New Zealand who were present at one of the mosques and their immediate family based in New Zealand qualify for the visa. The definition of "immediate family" has been expanded to include a wide circle of family members including partner's family and the grandparents of children unde...
Alert: Ministry bans harmful blood pressure medicine in UAE

Alert: Ministry bans harmful blood pressure medicine in UAE

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The medicine may contain carcinogenic substances. The Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) has issued an advisory against the use of a popular blood pressure medicine from the market. The ministry issued a circular to withdraw all medicines of Irsotan 150 and 300 mg tablets used for treating high blood pressure. The Mohap noted that the product is not registered in its medicine department, calling for taking necessary measures to withdraw the product from the market and prevent its circulation or import. The Saudi Food and Drug Authority and international regulatory organisations reported that the medicine contains a substance, NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine), that might contain carcinogenic impurities, according to Al Bayan. NDEA is part of the active ingredient Irbesartan ...
Two attempts to smuggle 13kg drugs foiled at Dubai airport

Two attempts to smuggle 13kg drugs foiled at Dubai airport

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Dubai Customs busted 1,628 drug smuggling attempts last year. Dubai Customs has foiled two attempts to smuggle 13kg of narcotics into the country in the first quarter of this year. Director of Dubai Customs Ahmed Mahboob Musabih said the drugs seized at the Dubai International Airport included 4.4kg of heroin and 8.6kg of cocaine. "Jebel Ali Customs Center made 35 different seizures, while the Land Customs Center thwarted a marijuana smuggling attempt, among others." Dubai Customs has skilled and experienced inspection officers and is equipped with the latest inspection devices and technologies, he added. "This helps maintain a very high level of security over borders and entry points." Official records showed that Dubai Customs busted 1,628 drug smuggling attempts last year. ...
Mother’s ‘drug parcel’ gets expat woman jailed in Dubai

Mother’s ‘drug parcel’ gets expat woman jailed in Dubai

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She will be deported after serving her 10-year sentence.A woman faces 10 years in prison and Dh50,000 fine, followed by deportation for trying to smuggle drugs into UAE. The Dubai Court of Appeal upheld the sentence after the accused’s cousin tried to smuggle 5 kilograms of marijuana sent to her by her mother. The accused, African national, denied the charges against her. The Court of First Instance sentenced the cousin with the same penalty but the Court of Appeal overturned the verdict, Emarat Al Youm reported. According to the Public Prosecution’s investigation, the defendant had asked her mother to send her drugs. Customs inspectors found the drugs hidden in the defendant’s cousin’s bag at the Dubai International Airport. A Dubai customs inspector said in her testimony
50-year-old mother, son smuggle 1kg drugs into Dubai for Dh800

50-year-old mother, son smuggle 1kg drugs into Dubai for Dh800

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They have each been sentenced to 10 years in jail. A woman and her son, who were caught at the Dubai airport trying to smuggle more than 1kg of heroin, were each sentenced to 10 years in jail on Wednesday. The 50-year-old Pakistani housewife and her son, 23, were caught at the Dubai International Airport on April 8 with 1.2kg of heroin in one of their bags. The mother had then told the customs officers that the bag contained just clothes. Both had pleaded not guilty to the charge before the court, claiming they were not aware there were drugs in the bag. The son broke down in court as he claimed that the man, who issued the travel papers for them, was behind implicating them with the drugs. The Court of First Instance convicted both of them of a drug smuggling charge and orde...