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2 UAE expats caught with fake currency worth Dh45,500

2 UAE expats caught with fake currency worth Dh45,500

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They are difficult to detect and so their circulation goes unnoticed. The Sharjah Police have arrested two Asians for trying to promote circulation of fake Dh100 and Dh200 bank notes in groceries and petrol stations. Acting on a tip-off, the police set up search teams to track the whereabouts of the suspects and their identities. After an intensive hunt, the cops raided the residence where the duo was hiding and found counterfeit currencies worth Dh45,500 from their possession. Speaking to Khaleej Times, a police expert said that counterfeit notes are issued from illegitimate source. They are difficult to detect and so their circulation goes unnoticed. There are organised groups which are behind them and every gang has a number of members who are supposed to play specific rol...
Over 1,000kg of drugs worth Dh200m seized in Abu Dhabi

Over 1,000kg of drugs worth Dh200m seized in Abu Dhabi

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The police had last year launched multiple anti-drug campaigns, including the 'My Life is Priceless' drive. More than 1,000kg of drugs worth Dh200 million were seized from dealers and smugglers in Abu Dhabi during 2018, according to the Abu Dhabi Police. Maktoum Ali Al Sharifi, director-general of Abu Dhabi Police, said that the security personnel carried out a number of operations across the emirate to combat drug trafficking. In one of the operations reported in October last year, the police confiscated more than 17kg of drugs while arresting five Asian men in separate cases. The suspects were allegedly selling the narcotics to "youngsters across the country". "We have waged a relentless war against drug traffickers. Our anti-smuggling officers use unique techniques and mod...
Sheikh Mohammed’s good news for Dubai students

Sheikh Mohammed’s good news for Dubai students

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A special programme started by Sheikh Mohammed in 2017. A programme that offers over 100 scholarships to Emirati students throughout their academic life in Dubai is now open for registration. This came after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, directed Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to organise the third Mohammed bin Rashid Distinguished Students Programme. So far, the programme has provided scholarships for 314 Emirati students. It aims to prepare young Emiratis and equip them with the skills needed to "achieve success and excellence through innovative, smart and positive educational methods". The programme is managed by the KHDA in partnership with the Knowledge Fund and ...
Baby dies after getting entangled in bedsheet in UAE

Baby dies after getting entangled in bedsheet in UAE

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The panic-stricken mother tried to wake her baby, but in vain. A nine-month-old Afghan baby suffocated to death after he got entangled in a bedsheet that was used to keep him warm at his family apartment in Sharjah's Al Majaz-2. Initial investigations revealed that the infant's mother had wrapped him with the bedsheet and tied one end of the cloth to a side of the bed to prevent him from falling. During her absence, the baby woke up and tried to move around, but the cloth got entangled around his neck. Speaking to Khaleej Times, the boy's father said he was at the market when his wife put the baby in bed at noon and then wrapped a cloth around his body and tied one end to the bed's end. She then went to the kitchen to prepare lunch. When the mother returned to the bedroom, she w...
Fresh debate on lifting WhatsApp, Skype call ban in UAE

Fresh debate on lifting WhatsApp, Skype call ban in UAE

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Emirati businessmen and celebrities had raised their voice again to end the blockade on VoIP. Debate about lifting the ban on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has erupted again in the UAE following comments of a popular Emirati commentator and columnist. "It's so frustrating that Skype is banned in the UAE. How are we meant to conduct interviews and meetings? Such a contradiction in 2021 & 2071 Visions goals," said Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, who is a well-known lecturer and researcher on social, political and culture affairs in the Arab Gulf states. A Twitteratti Yousif said removal of ban on free calling apps is long overdue here. "Lifting the ban on Skype and FaceTime is really overdue. Also, Internet service at home is mostly monopolised by one provider (Du or Etisal...
Thousands evacuated after South Korea’s wildfire

Thousands evacuated after South Korea’s wildfire

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Thousands of firefighters and soldiers are starting to contain wildfires in South Korea which has killed one person and forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes. The fires broke out in eastern Gangwon Province on Thursday evening from a transformer spark near a resort, according to Choi Jin-ho, a fire captain at Gangwon Fire Headquarters. The fire then spread to the cities of Sokcho and Gangneung, burning about 525 hectares and around 198 homes, warehouses and other buildings by early Friday, the government said. About 2,263 people have been evacuated to gymnasiums and schools by early Friday, down from about 4,230 citizens earlier, and 52 schools were closed due to the fires. The fire in the Sokcho region has been contained, the government said, wh
Minister accused of hiring expats at high salaries

Minister accused of hiring expats at high salaries

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A lawmaker in Kuwait made the accusations earlier this month. A Kuwaiti lawmaker accused a minister for favouring expats over locals for advisory jobs in his ministry, the local press agency reported. Member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Al Humaidi Al Subaiee joined his peer Mubarak Al Hajraf, during a recent parliamentary session this month, accusing Minister of Commerce Khaled Al Roudhan of appointing senior civil servants in the departments under his jurisdictions. Minister Al Roudhan has appointed a number of expatriates as advisors in his office, and gave them other jobs for high salaries although there are highly skilled citizens looking for work, Al Subaiee claimed. The grilling session kick started with Al Hajraf criticizing the ministry of Commerce and Industry for ho...
Filipinos have changed UAE

Filipinos have changed UAE

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I am working on this blog since 2015 and have been in contact with thousands of people across UAE and I want to give a big lovely hug to a special community that has been part of my journey since day one. And I want to thanks and tribute my message to the community which belongs from the great peace loving nation that is Philippines, to be honest Filipinos have changed UAE by joy of their life style, their kindness, their hardworking skills and most importantly their smile which always used by them to greet others. And due to their strong and positive impact on UAE their demand is increasing day by day not only in UAE but in countries like Unites States, UK, Australia, France and many more. Demands of Filipinos grew by 21% in UAE: It’s more than true that the demand of Filipinos
Dh1,000 fine for driving past this sign in UAE

Dh1,000 fine for driving past this sign in UAE

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Know the law and drive safe. Ignoring the stop signs of school buses on roads could entail a fine of Dh1,000, Abu Dhabi traffic authorities have warned motorists. Stop arms on the sides of school buses automatically drops open when it halts to pick up or let off students, indicating to other road users to wait until the child is safely out of the way. Drivers who stop at a distance of less than five metres from the bus will be fined Dh1,000 and 10 black points marked against their driving licence. Motorists in both directions must stop if it's a one-way street. If the street is two-way, the driver headed in the same direction of the bus must stop. The law also fines bus drivers Dh500 and six black points if they fail to display the stop arm when picking up or dropping off pu...
Video: Man proposes to girlfriend on Gulf flight

Video: Man proposes to girlfriend on Gulf flight

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It all started when Jack Sepilian and Sarin Aynedjian got on a Middle Eastern Airlines flight bound for Armenia from Lebanon. Unique proposals are happening all around the Gulf, or so it seems. After the recent proposal of a Dubai expat to his partner at a fire station, another couple took the art of popping the question to literal heights. It all started when Jack Sepilian and Sarin Aynedjian got on a Middle Eastern Airlines flight bound for Armenia from Lebanon. What started as a regular flight from one country to another became a special moment for the couple when Sepilian shared the couple's story, for all the passengers on the flight to hear. 'I want to tell you guys a short story about something that happened with me two years ago' Sepilian begins in the video. '.as I was flying back...