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Malwa Girls
While most traditions are the keystone of communities through the world, authorities from Mandsaor, in the Malwa region and district of Madhya Pradesh, are striving to remove one tradition that violates human rights and affects thousands of girls, who from an early age are forced to accept prostitution as...
Dubai: The civic body is urging bachelors not to fall into the trap of renting bed space as it is illegal and if caught, they will be evicted. Residents have said that although they do look for apartments, the affordable ones in their budget is one where landlords rent...
Abu Dhabi: All visitors to the UAE will be required to have health insurance once the new visit visa rules are enforced from August 1, said a senior official. Also, a Dh1,000 deposit will be collected by the Naturalisation and Residency Department before issuance of any type of visit visa....
Saudi Arabia sexual harassment video sparks social media outrage
A video purporting to show a group of men sexually harassing women in an eastern province of Saudi Arabia sparked outrage on Wednesday on social media. It led many social media users to call for harsher laws punishing sexual harassment in the kingdom. The video shows a group of men chasing...
'I will die if I go home' - UAE visa amnesty is not an option for all
DUBAI // Many illegal residents say they would rather continue to work odd jobs than go home before the Government’s two-month amnesty expires on February 4. ohammed Riazuddin, 26, is one. "What's the point in going back?" asked the Bangladeshi, who earns as much as Dh1,200 a month working as a...
Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, vanished on April 10 Social media posts then began, showing girls in Islamic dress Interpol believes they have been tricked into going to Syria Shocking photographs shown one of the girls with AK-47-wielding men Interpol is searching for two Austrian teenage girls who they believe were...
A new draft law on hiring of domestic workers is in its final stages and will be issued in the coming months. The law seeks to regulate their hours of work and salary, and also provide for their medical treatment. This was revealed by Brigadier Dr Abdullah bin Sahooh, Director of...
The Ministry of Labor has firmly said it will not spare any establishment from its inspection raids, including houses. The ministry has vowed to crack down on expatriates working illegally in the Kingdom after the three-month grace period ends on July 3. “Even private residences will be checked to ensure...
Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Labour has issued three new rules regarding the application of the ministry-approved contracts and conditions for terminating employees and granting workers labour permits to work for new employers. The new rules, which will come into effect as of January 1, 2016, come within the ministry’s...
Tewelve others, including the minibus driver who survived the crash, received severe to moderate injuries and were taken to Rashid and Al Baraha hospitals in Dubai. A fatal accident along the busy Emirates Road has left 15 workers dead when the minibus they were travelling in rammed into a...
KUWAIT: A senior Interior Ministry official warned about the ‘notable spread’ of crystal meth in the Kuwaiti society and said the drug became popular among addicts due to its relatively low price, prolific smuggling and immediate affect. The insider who preferred to keep his identity anonymous noted at the...
Pakistani supermodel Ayyan, who is currently detained in a case of money laundering for attempting to fly abroad with US $500,000, divulged before a Custom Court in Rawalpindi that she acquired the sum by selling a property to Former interior minister Rehman Malik’s brother Khalid Malik. Khalid Malik was...
A minimum salary rule will be applied by the Ministry of Labour to three categories of employees, provided they have a secondary school certificate or a higher educational certificate, local Arabic daily Al Khaleej has reported. Ministry officials said the private sector workers are grouped into five skilled labour categories,...
Introducing a new fleet of Smart Patrol cars, Dubai Police will soon have 12 cameras on each of its patrol cars for better surveillance and monitoring. Each smart patrol car will be mounted with intelligent light bars featuring automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and 360-degree video recording. The cameras will...
UAE citizenship
A clear process of naturalisation, no matter how demanding, will be welcomed by entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and other skilled individuals Some Emiratis are apprehensive about it, and some residents aspire for it. The possibility of naturalising certain long-term UAE residents is not without its sceptics and advocates. Part of...
Dubai: The UAE Federal Traffic Council is considering lowering the driving age to 16 or 17, a top police official said. Major General Mohammad Saif Al Zafein, Assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Operations’ Affairs and Chairman of the Federal Traffic Council, said on Sunday the fact that, according...
All links lead to pages in Portuguese, except when otherwise noted.   Saturday, May 3, Fabiane Maria de Jesus, 33 years old, was coming back home at the Morrinhos neighborhood, outskirts of the city of Guaruja, Sao Paulo’s coast. The housewife, mother of two daughters – a 12 and an...
A few days ago, I took the bus number F8 operated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) after finishing work. I punched in and took a seat. Once the bus reached the bus stop near my house, in Al Nahda area, Dubai, I stood up and swiped my...
Dubai: Mobility of foreign workers from one employer to another in the UAE as well as movement between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries might become a reality soon, officials said on Wednesday. Also, a proposal to set up a virtual market place that will include a database of names, nationalities...
The Ministry of Labor has outlined the conditions of the Ajeer program that enables dependents of expatriate workers in the Kingdom to work in the health and education sectors. There are a number of conditions governing the employment of dependents such as they have to be 18 at the time...
uae visit visa
Fees for the UAE tourist and visit visa have been increased, and the option of extending the stay by 10-days or 30-days have been cancelled. “From January 1, 2015, the option to extend tourist visa by 10 days has been cancelled,” a representative at the General Directorate of Residency and...
DUBAI // New mothers working for a company in Dubai are to benefit from a new six-month maternity leave agreement. Pioneering employers at the agency MediaCom are believed to be the first big company in the region to increase the allocated time off from the 45 days that is statutory...
Dubai: By next year, residents will no longer have to carry their ID card as it will be accessed via their mobile phone. A road map set to transform e-governments into Smart Governments was launched on Wednesday during the last day of the Government Summit — an initiative that will...
Two owners of a Bangladesh garment factory where 112 workers died in a fire two years ago have turned themselves in to the authorities. Delwar Hossain and his wife were charged with homicide in December. Prosecutor Anwarul Kabir said the couple had arrived at Dhaka magistrate's court and were now in...
PHILADELPHIA — A child pornography victim from Pennsylvania is using a law that carries her name to seek at least $150,000 each from her father, 13 other jailed men and anyone else who viewed explicit images of her. "Masha's Law" is named for Masha Allen, a Russian orphan adopted at...
Skype Service in UAE
Downloading Skype does not give users right to utilise services without necessary licences: TRA official   Some of the services that Skype offers, like Making telephone calls, need a license from the UAE Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), according to Majid Al Masmar, Acting Director General  of the TRA. According to a report...
A new move to decriminalise bounced security cheques could backfire without a federal credit bureau in place, a top banker has warned. It comes as other banks point to a rise in Emiratis missing payments on unsecured lending, which includes credit cards and personal loans, ever since a presidential decree...
Sharjah: Sharjah Municipality has announced that 1,402 violations have been issued in the first quarter of the year to residents who have violated the rules by displaying laundry or satellite dishes on their windows and balconies in residential buildings in Sharjah. The municipality has begun to intensify their campaigns to...
‘EDL supporter’ pictured with tattoo of a mosque being blown up Picture taken at EDL rally in Birmingham at the weekend Man can be seen lifting up his football shirt to reveal the image as he poses Police arrested 20 demonstrators after officers came under attack Do you know the man with the...
Riot police brought in as labourers hold strike near Dubai Mall
A group of labourers demanding bonuses held a strike near Dubai Mall on Tuesday morning. Riot police were brought in to control the hundreds of striking workers who had gathered in the Festival Road and Boulevard area of Downtown Dubai, halting traffic. Dubai Media Office confirmed the strike in a tweet...
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