The Indian embassy’s labour and community welfare section  received 3,781 complaints this year until yesterday, the mission’s monthly community house was informed.
In the whole of last year, the section had received 3,943 complaints. The meeting to address urgent consular and labour issues/cases of Indian nationals residing in Qatar was held in the presence of ambassador Sanjiv Arora, deputy chief of mission R K Singh and other officials.
While meeting the complainants, the officials discussed their issues and assured that the embassy would actively follow up their cases with the authorities concerned sooner than later.
The officials informed they visited the Central Prison and Deportation Centre and it was found 105 Indian nationals are serving jail sentence while 195 are awaiting deportation.
With 20 more deaths reported at the embassy, the number of deaths  registered at the embassy so far this year, has risen to 260. The total number of deaths registered in 2014 was 279.
Following requests from the Qatari authorities for travel documents for Indian nationals at the Deportation Centre, the embassy issued 16 emergency certificates this month. The embassy also issued 29 air tickets during this month to Indian nationals in distress for their return to India.
The assistance given by the Indian Community Benevolent Forum [ICBF]  to Indian nationals during November included nine air tickets for destitute workers.
ICBF vice-president Baby Kurien was also present at the community House.

vehicles  recalled

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has announced the recall of 2011-2014 models of Dodge Charger and Challenger, Chrysler 300C and Jeep Grand Cherokee due to a malfunction in the dynamo charging, the official Qatar News Agency reported.
The MEC stressed it would co-ordinate with the dealership, United Cars Almana Company, to follow up on maintenance and repair operations and communicate with customers to ensure implementation of the procedures to fix defects.  
The ministry has urged consumers to report irregularities by communicating with the Department of Consumer Protection and Commercial Fraud Combat, which receives complaints, suggestions and queries through its various communication channels.

Unlimited mobile data with Ooredoo’s Shahry Smart packs

Ooredoo has started offering yesterday a new promotion to upgrade customers of selected Shahry Smart packs unlimited data for free for up to three months.
As part of Ooredoo’s ongoing run of data offers and bonuses, the promotion will run until February 29, 2016.
New and existing customers who subscribe or upgrade to a Shahry Smart 55 or 100 Pack will receive one month of unlimited free mobile data while customers who subscribe or upgrade to a Shahry Smart 150, 250, or Shahry Super Pack will get two months’ unlimited data.  
Customers who subscribe or upgrade to a Shahry Smart 450 or 750 Pack will enjoy unlimited data for free for three months.
With the bonus data, Ooredoo customers can take advantage of the Ooredoo Supernet to enjoy 4G+ speed and experience all over Qatar, including popular desert locations.
New and existing customers can take advantage of the offer by simply visiting any Ooredoo Shop and asking for the promotion. Users can find their nearest Ooredoo Shop using the free Ooredoo App or searching online via
Shahry Smart Packs are the most popular postpaid packs in Qatar, and offer a host of local and international minutes/SMS and data, as well as access to Ooredoo’s 4G+ network for superfast mobile data speeds.
New and upgrading Shahry Smart 450 customers can enjoy unlimited local minutes and 60 receiving roaming minutes, as well as 300 international calling minutes and unlimited data for three months with the promotion.
Existing Shahry Smart 750 customers will be able to take advantage of the offer by sending “Supernet” to 114 in an SMS.
Shahry Smart Packs come in denominations of 15, 35, 55, 100, 150, 250, 450 and 750.

GCC motorist fined  in road crash case

A Doha Criminal Court has fined a GCC citizen QR20,000 and ordered the suspension of her driving licence for two months for causing injuries to four persons travelling in another car, including the one driving it.
The court also ordered her to pay a sum of QR86,000, in collaboration with the insurance company concerned, as compensation for one of the injured as the accident left him with 43% disability, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported.
Investigation showed that the woman was driving recklessly, due to which she lost control over the vehicle and it swerved to the other side of the road, hitting  another car.
It also hit an advertisement board in the process.
The person driving the other car sustained injuries in the accident along with three other occupants.

Company ordered to pay blood money

A Doha court has ordered a company to pay QR200,000 as blood money to the kin of an employee who had drowned while cleaning a swimming pool, local Arabic daily Arrayah has reported.
Relatives of the deceased had filed a case against the firm, which provides various services, after their pleas for compensation with the company did not yield the desired results.
The court upheld the rights of the relatives after going through reports pertaining to the incident and the testimony of the victim’s co-workers. A colleague of the worker testified that the latter was cleaning a swimming pool when he drowned in it due to some technical flaws. Forensic evidence confirmed that the worker was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which meant the death occurred due to work.