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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...
Smokers and lovers of sugary drinks will find their wallets significantly lighter this Sunday - but will hopefully emerge much healthier and fitter as a result. In a landmark move, the price of tobacco products and caffeinated drinks is to double with the introduction of what has been labelled a...
Two drivers have won a landmark tribunal case against Uber over workers' rights. The drivers claimed that the private hire firm acted unlawfully by denying them sick pay, a guaranteed minimum wage, holiday pay and breaks. The London Central Employment Tribunal ruled in their favour, a decision which could affect...
BEIJING - In a fresh crackdown on Uighur Muslims, the Chinese authorities have arrested scores of Uighur Muslim, accusing them of allegedly of promoting jihad online. “Those Uighurs who were detained were expressing online their dissatisfaction at China's dominance of their localities and systematic repression,” Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for...
A statement from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has confirmed on Tuesday it has carried out the execution orders on Prince Turki bin Saud al-Kabir. The prince was found guilty three years ago by a Saudi court for murdering a young Saudi man following a group fight in al-Thumama region...
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....
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...
ABU DHABI // Millions of internet users can now make low-cost and free phone calls using Skype. The telecoms operator Etisalat today joined its rival du in unblocking the Skype website, from where users can download the necessary software to use the global Voice over IP service. Calls to other Skype...
The Ministry of Labor yesterday announced its plan to introduce a strategic program to evaluate the performance of firms across the country as part of its ongoing efforts to make them comply with the country’s labor regulations and protect the rights of workers. “The program, which will be launched early...
The Public Transport Agency (PTA) of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has suspended the old traditional payment system via paper tickets for bus services and introduced the Unified Fare Collection System (Nol cards) in all inter-city bus services from and to Dubai except to Abu Dhabi. PTA records show...
Dubai: The Ministry of Labour has given a six-month grace period to violating companies and employers to rectify their status and settle fines which were accumulated as they failed to issue or renew labour cards for their employees. Employers who failed to issue or renew electronic Labour cards “Plastic Labour...
Three male army personnel have been suspended over the distribution of demeaning emails to or about female members of the defence force. The chief of the army, Lt Gen David Morrison, announced on Thursday an investigation into behaviour that he called worse than the Skype scandal which is currently before...
France's interior minister said Sunday security forces would remain in place "as long as necessary" after a second night of violence in the Paris suburbs sparked when police stopped a woman for wearing a veil. Manuel Valls told French radio he would keep in place "a significant police presence until...
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...
In December, India's Supreme Court overturned a lower court's previous decision that had decriminalized homosexuality. The top court's ruling declared same-sex intercourse and marriage illegal again, ending a four-year period of gay freedom. At the time, human rights groups issued statements quibbling with the ruling. The Lawyers Collective, the...
The New Delhi state government has banned Uber's cab service in the state, media reports said Monday afternoon. Shiv Kumar Yadav, a cab driver for Uber who is accused of raping a 27-year-old woman in New Delhi, India, on Friday night, spent time in jail in connection with another...
Car owners in Beijing may face congestion fees in a move to ease traffic flow, according to a five-year plan released by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport. The proposal follows the limiting of new cars in January last year, which capped new car ownership through a lottery system at...
The central government has completed assessment of 350 foreign accounts while tax-evasion proceedings have been initiated against 60 account holders as part of its crackdown on black money, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday. “About 60 prosecutions have so far been launched for willful attempt to evade taxes ...
We love Dubai for many things: the law and order, the shiny buildings, the beaches, and the endless shopping options. But one thing we always take for granted is cleanliness. Thanks to the round-the-clock service of the Dubai Municipality, the city is one of the cleanest in the region. But this...
The Shoura Council has endorsed a proposal to reduce the weekly working hours for employees in the private sector from 45 to 40 with a two-day weekend. The Shoura members, who met on Monday, adopted a number of amendments to the Labor Law and agreed to reduce total weekly working...
Dubai: The UAE Ministry of Finance does not have any plan to impose taxes on individuals, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance, said. “We are studying the issue of imposing new fees for the newly introduced services at federal ministries and bodies,...
Three people were sentenced to death Monday over a deadly suicide car crash in Beijing's symbolic heart Tiananmen Square, state-run media said, in China's latest move against militants from restive, mainly-Muslim Xinjiang. One other person was given life in prison for the "violent terrorist attack" that killed two tourists last...
NEW DELHI: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday summoned the local chief executive officer of international taxi-booking service Uber over the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman by one of its drivers on Friday. "I have called the local CEO of the cab company today. We will...
Embassy of Pakistan urges all nationals to urgently obtain Machine Readable Passports either from the Pakistani missions in the UAE or the regional passport offices in Pakistan. Dubai - Pakistani nationals in the UAE will no longer be issued manual passports after November. In a statement issued on Tuesday,...
Bahrain is the latest Gulf state to launch raids in a bid to remove illegal workers after a report suggested there were now 50,000 in the island state. The Labour Ministry said foreigners without the proper paperwork would be deported. It was working with the embassies of countries that traditionally supply...
DUBAI // A woman who left her TV on high volume has been fined Dh100. Prosecutors said FQ, 27, a marketing manager from Algeria, often tormented her neighbours in her high-rise apartment building on Sheikh Zayed Road by playing exceptionally loud music and keeping her television on maximum volume. The constant...
Britain said on Sunday it would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children aged under 18, citing possible adverse health effects and outlining a need for further medical research. E-cigarettes, which are puffed like a regular cigarette but deliver nicotine by vaporising liquid rather than burning tobacco, have...
Most business owners strive to bring new customers to their place of business, and they want to keep their customers safe. A customer's experience truly does begin and end in the parking lot, and you should always want your customers to leave with positive feelings. However, you don't always...
Manama: A Saudi prince was given lashes in application of a court ruling that also included a prison sentence for breaking the law. The lashing was carried out on Monday afternoon inside a prison in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. A committee tasked with the application of court sentences made...
A 33-year-old French man has been sent to prison after phoning and texting his ex-girlfriend 21,807 times, admitting that, with hindsight, "it was stupid". The unnamed defendant, who had made the calls to demand the woman thank him for fixing up their flat, was given a 10-month sentence – six...