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Indian Passenger Forced To Fly Hungry After Indigo Crew Refused To Accept Indian Currency

Dubai bound Indian passenger was forced to fly hungry from Bangalore after the crew of Indigo airlines refused to accept the Indian currency. Pramod Jain, the passenger offered Rs300 for the sandwich, but the crew cited Indigo’s policy and said they will accept only the US dollars. The passenger who …

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Factories Walk Away With Single Window Approval

The coordinating committee for the ‘Single Window System Management’ approved applications of 63 factories with a total value of investments reaching QR2.5bn in the eight sectors covered by the ‘Own Your Factory in Qatar in 72 Hours’ project. The “Own Your Factory in Qatar in 72 Hours” project is the …

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UAE Introduces New VAT System

Under the new system, school fees will be exempted, while there will be VAT on water, power, food and jewellery from next year. However, the experts believe that it wold be affordable to the residents. “Most food staples have a price elasticity of demand ranging from 0.20 to 0.80 in …

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Qatar Introduces Series Of New Projects To Enhance Private Sector Contribution

The Ministerial Group for the Encouragement and Participation of the Private Sector in the Economic Development Projects of Qatar, chaired by Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, announced the beginning of various new projects in different fields. The move comes within …

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UAE To Impose VAT On Food, Water And Power

The residents in the UAE will have to pay a 5 percent tax (VAT) on food, water, power and higher education from next year, an analyst said. Girish Chand, director, MCA Management Consultants, said both Saudi and the UAE authorities have brought these categories under the VAT. Khalid Al Bustani, …

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Companies From India, Iran And Turkey Willing To Set Up Manufacturing Plants In Qatar

Number of Indian, Turkish and Iranian food companies are planning to set up manufacturing units in Qatar, IFP Qatar General Manager George Ayache said on Tuesday. Ayache said that Qatar has become a prime destination for investment in food industry as the country looks to become self-sufficient. “Qatar wants quality …

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Qatar Sits Pretty At Top In Global Food Security Index

Qatar is at the top of the list in the 2017 Global Food Security Index. The country topped in one of the three main pillars of index, developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and American conglomerate DuPont. Among the 113 countries, Qatar ranked top under the “Affordability” pillar with …

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One Month Old Baby Dies Due To Starvation In Syria

Hundreds of children have lost life due to starvation in Syria as a result of regime change which started from 2011 and 2014. Though, the siege stayed for 3 years, many eastern regions are still suffering from tight blockade. Recently a one month old baby Sahar died in Syria’s Eastern …

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Turkey’s Export Volume To Qatar Goes Up By 84% Post Crisis

Qatar has been relying heavily on Turkey for the food and other essential supplies ever since the crisis broke out, which has in turn boosted Turkey’s export to Doha. The trade volume to Qatar has increased by 84% during the June-August period, compared to the same period in 2016. Turkish …

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Qatar Receive 200 Trucks With Food Products From Turkey

The 200 trucks used the land route from Turkey to Port of Bushehr in Iran and then by sea to Ruwais port in Qatar. The trucks carried milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and other food products. The land route is expected to reduce the transportation costs by 80%, according to the …

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