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Indian expatriates mark 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi

Indian expatriates mark 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi

Indians in Qatar marked the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, known as the ‘Father of the Nation’ with several programmes on Wednesday.

First Qatar Visa Centre in India to open on March 26

First Qatar Visa Centre in India to open on March 26

Qatar will open seven visa centres in India, with the first set for launch on March 26 in New Delhi, a senior official said on Thursday.

Diplomats hail new law on exit permits

Diplomats hail new law on exit permits

The new legislation on exit permits – Law No. 13 of 2018, amending certain provisions of Law No. 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates - came into effect Sunday, drawing praise from various quarters.

New law helps protect rights of workers, says al-Nuaimi

New law helps protect rights of workers, says al-Nuaimi

The Minister clarified that the amended law guarantees the right of the expatriate workers who come under the provisions of the Labour Law to leave the country temporarily or on final exit.

Qatar lifts exit permit system

Qatar lifts exit permit system

His Highness the Amir issued Law No 13 of 2018, amending certain provisions of Law No 21 of 2015 regulating the entry, exit and residency of expatriates.

Jewellery shops do brisk business during Eid holiday

Jewellery shops do brisk business during Eid holiday

A vendor at the new Gold Souq said gold jewellery sales at his shop jumped by 20% to 25% in the run up to Eid.

Most Kerala expatriates to skip Onam festivities

Most Kerala expatriates to skip Onam festivities

Expatriates said they would forego all the celebrations to express solidarity with thousands of fellow Keralites who have lost their belongings and are forced to shift to relief shelters.

Eid festivities help spread awareness among expatriates

Eid festivities help spread awareness among expatriates

The awareness tips were imparted by the Ministry of Interior along with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs at the celebrations hosted in different parts of Qatar.

Oman's Sultan Qaboos pardons 274 prisoners

Oman's Sultan Qaboos pardons 274 prisoners

The pardon included 274 inmates, 115 of them were expatriates, Oman News Agency reported.

Asian Town shopping festival winners picked

Asian Town shopping festival winners picked

Ibn Ajayan Projects has announced the winners of the second draw for Asian Town Shopping Festival 2018.

Doha residents flock to Arabic sweet shops

Doha residents flock to Arabic sweet shops

The demand for such sweets among non-Arabs has been particularly high since the start of the holy month of Ramadan, say sources.

NHRC workshop discusses the rights of workers

NHRC workshop discusses the rights of workers

The workshop's objective was to identify the international and regional mechanisms of workers' rights and highlight the role of non-governmental organisations and civil society in the promotion and protection of workers' rights.