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Emir and Father Emir receive Ramadan well-wishers

HE Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani and HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani received scores of well-wishers on the Holy Month of Ramadan at Al Wajba Palace on Saturday. Their Highnesses received their excellencies sheikhs and ministers, Advisory Council Speaker HE Mohamed …

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Used-car market counts on economy models for survival

Used-car showrooms in Qatar are adopting new strategies for survival as increasing number of buyers are turning away from luxury models in favour of economy versions. Unlike in the past, more showrooms have started selling smaller and economy models to survive in the market which has witnessed a sharp drop …

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Travel Clinic now open twice a week

Services at the Travel Clinic at Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Communicable Diseases Center (CDC) are now available twice a week for travellers, says a senior official. The clinic operated only on Mondays in the interim and is now open on Wednesdays as well to meet the increase in demand, Dr …

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Thousands have Iftar at Ramadan tents

Thousands of workers gathered at huge Iftar tents on the first day of Ramadan, set up by Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) across the country. Iftar meals included juices, dates, laban, water in addition to meals consisting of rice mixed with chicken or mutton. “Today, we …

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Number of mosques in Qatar at 2,000

Total number of mosques in Qatar has crossed 2,000 mark after the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs received and operated 16 mosques, entailing a cost of nearly QR69m, during the first five months of 2017. The Ministry yesterday announced projects, which were either completed or under construction in different …

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Workers get tips on rights & health

The ‘Better Connections’ programme of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has begun educating thousands of migrant workers about their rights, health, occupational safety and money management. This programme was so far well-known for providing free access to computers and internet to workers at labour accommodations so that they …

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Ministry advice to consumers on buying dates

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has offered consumers advice on what to look out for while buying dates during the holy month of Ramadan. In a statement, the MEC said that consumers should take care while selecting dates to ensure these are of good quality. For instance, the …

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