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Consistency holds the key: Mohammed
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has said the process of improving government performance requires sustained efforts and daily assessment in line with the National Agenda and strategic plans of the government to achieve the UAE Vision 2021. Sheikh Mohammed made this remark while reviewing the results of the performance indicators of 45...
 
 
 
Emirates Post issues Khalifa projects’ stamps
DUBAI: Emirates Post Group has issued a set of commemorative stamps on Key Strategic Projects of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. The stamps showcase four major projects of the UAE: Etihad Rail, Masdar City, Shams 1 Solar Power Plant and Khalifa Port. “Emirates Post Group is honoured to issue these stamps that celebrate four of the most significant projects undertaken...
   
Sheikh Sultan’s gesture
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has responded to a call from a retired national inquiring about a mechanism to settle his debt he owes to a bank. The bank has been deducting the UAE national’s full pension of Dhs10,000 for 8 months now. Sheikh Sultan undertook to pay the UAE national’s debt of Dhs500,000. Sheikh Sultan’s quick response came in...
 
 
Bahrain arrests several in Sitra terrorist attack case
MANAMA: Bahrain’s Public Security Chief, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan, has said that several suspects in the Sitra terror blast have been arrested after they were identified in the investigation launched immediately after the heinous bombing. The Bahraini News Agency, BNA, quoted Hassan as saying, “such terrorist acts will not stop policemen from carrying out their duties and taking all security and legal procedures against...
   
Policeman killed and 2 injured in Saudi attack
RIYADH: A Saudi policeman was killed and two others were wounded during an attack in a Shiite-dominated area of Eastern Province, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. “One policeman was killed and two injured,” an interior ministry spokesman said. In a statement, police said two suspects were arrested after the patrol came under fire in Al Jesh village of Qatif district late on Tuesday. “The motive of the crime is not...
 
 
Etisalat to sell SIM cards through Smart machines
ABU DHABI: Etisalat on Wednesday announced the launch of the first interactive touch screen ‘Smart Service’ machine to sell new activated prepaid SIM cards for the first time in UAE. The automated innovative machine will enable customers to buy SIM cards within minutes with an inbuilt ability to verify the Emirates ID. At the time of the launch, prepaid SIM cards will be available to customers. Etisalat plans to sell postpaid...
   
Smartphones new sleeping partners in India: Survey
NEW YORK: More and more Indians are now hooked to smartphones and some are even sleeping with the devices in their hands, a survey has revealed, adding that some would rather give up sex for a weekend than part from their new “sleeping partner.” Released on July 28, the seven-country survey of more than 7,000 people about smartphone habits by Motorola, now owned by Chinese electronics giant Lenovo, found that 60 per cent of those...
 
 

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
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