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Sharjah Police launch world’s biggest driving licence
SHARJAH: Brig. Saif Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-In-Chief of Sharjah Police, has launched the world’s biggest driving licence, earning it an entry to the Guinness World Records. The ceremony was held at the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department at the General Command of Sharjah Police. The move comes in support of the UAE’s global competitiveness drive, with an emphasis on Emirati innovation and creativity to break Guinness
Palestinians receive ‘Big Hearted’ donation
SHARJAH: The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), a Sharjah-based global humanitarian charity dedicated to helping refugees and people in need worldwide, has donated Dhs400,000 to ensure that Gaza Strip’s fatherless children and their mothers survive the freezing cold of the harsh winter. TBHF’s has partnered with the Taawon (Welfare Association) – Palestinian’s largest non-profit organisation – to provide winter clothes for 2,200
8 Sharjah sites plan to join Unesco heritage list
Sharjah: Under the directives of Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), the Higher Committee of ‘Sharjah: The Gateway to Trucial States’ has announced the establishment of a new operational office for this project. The dedicated facility will follow up on the emirate’s bid to include eight of its heritage and archaeological sites on the list of World Heritage
Malta to be guest of honour at 15th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days
Sharjah: Raising the theme” Heritage – Structure and Denotation”, the 15th edition of Sharjah Heritage Days is set to commence on Apr.4 at the Heritage Area, in the heart of Sharjah. The event will run up to Apr.22 in all the cities and regions of the Emirate. The Republic of Malta will be the Guest of Honour of Sharjah Heritage Days this year. Organised by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, this year’s annual celebration of
Al Jalila Foundation invites applications for grants, fellowships
DUBAI: Al Jalila Foundation, a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced that applications for its fourth cycle of seed grants and fellowships have opened. The global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical innovation and research aims to improve healthcare in the UAE by supporting talented biomedicine academics in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease,
Sharjah cops crack down on errant bikers
SHARJAH: Sharjah Police have confiscated 2,572 cycles and 1,041 motorbikes, whose drivers were found violating traffic rules. The crackdown was conducted by the Sharjah Police Traffic and License Department to ensure that motorists and bike owners adhere to safety rules and regulations, while on the road. According to Major Marzouq Khalafan Al Naqbi, director of the Car Confiscation branch at the Traffic and Licence Department
UAE tourist killed in Uganda car mishap
SHARJAH: A tourist from the UAE has died in a traffic accident in Uganda while seven others –three of them also from the UAE – sustained injuries. Seif Tareq died on the spot while his colleagues Abdul Rahman Salem, 20, Majahed Salem, 23, and Abdullah Mohammed, 20, were injured on the Kampala-Masaka highway, reported a local paper, The Daily Monitor. The tourists had jetted into the country last Friday. The incident occurred on
Corporal cleared of vowing to kill sergeant
DUBAI: A police corporal accused of cursing a sergeant’s parents and threatening to kill him if he revealed to have found him abusing alcohol was acquitted on Tuesday. On Aug.7.2016, the Yemeni corporal, 43, allegedly insulted the Iranian sergeant, 54, and threatened to knife him to death and destroy his house, prosecutors told the Criminal Court. The sergeant was asleep in the barracks at around 3.30pm when the corporal entered
Gang charged with drug abuse
RAS AL KHAIMAH: The General Directorate of Ras Al Khaimah Police, represented by the Anti-Narcotics Department, announced the arrest of an Asian gang. Members of the gang, who were working as drivers, face charges of selling, promoting and abusing drugs. Colonel Adnan Ali Al Zaabi, director of the Anti-Narcotics Department at the General Directorate of Ras Al Khaimah Police, said that Ras Al Khaimah Police received reliable inform
Businessman jailed for swindling car
DUBAI: A businessman who posed as a royal’s employee and swindled a Dhs240,000 car was on Tuesday sent to spend three years behind bars to be followed by deportation The Asian man – and a fugitive cohort – forged a cheque, presented it to the Indian housewife and swindled her Nissan Patrol. They sold the car. This happened in Aug. and Sept.2015. During an identity parade on Jun.30, 2016 the victim’s husband recognised the
Indian wins $1m Dubai Duty Free prize
DUBAI: An Indian national based in Bangalore, India, Farhaan Arman has joined the list of Dubai Duty Free’s dollar millionaires as his only second ticket number 2324 in Series 239 was drawn on Tuesday at Concourse B of Dubai International Airport. Arman, a 31-year old trader couldn’t believe he won a million and commented, “This is one of the best things that ever happened to me. Thanks to Dubai Duty Free for my lucky win!”
Four face trial over theft
SHARJAH: Sharjah Sharia Court looked into the case of four Africans, who were charged by the Sharjah Public Prosecution with theft. The quartet stole money belonging to a bank. The defendants went to a shopping mall in the emirate and followed victims, who were collecting money from a bank. The suspects assaulted the victims, stole the money and fled to Nahda, where they shared the haul. In another case, the court looked into the
WAM recommends four books published by Kalima
ABU DHABI: The Emirates News Agency, WAM, is recommending the reading of four books published by Kalima as part of its initiative for the Month of Reading to highlight major books and publications from Emirati and international libraries. The titles of the four books are “Ethics in Modern Era”, “Islamic Art”, “Religion and Blood” and “Spark of Life”. “Ethics in Modern Era”, a translation of the book by Zygmunt
Sharjah floats Childhood Protection Network
SHARJAH: As part of its overall development strategy and its efforts to provide a safe life, excellent childcare and to protect children’s rights, the emirate of Sharjah launched the Sharjah Childhood Protection Network on Tuesday. The network aims to provide training and development for childcare professionals and to be the first network dedicated to childhood protection in the Arab World by 2019. The announcement was made during
‘Wonder Material’ wins Dhs1.8m bid
ABU DHABI: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and The University of Manchester (UoM) have announced that a joint project using graphene to improve water desalination techniques has been selected for $500,000 (Dhs1.8 million) funding from the United Kingdom (UK). The funding is part of a project led by the UK Department
Driver forgives workmate who attempted to kill him
DUBAI: A lorry driver who knifed his workmate five times in the stomach following a spat over parking space walked free on Tuesday after the victim forgave him. The Indian defendant, 43, first appeared at the Criminal Court on suspicion of attempting to murder his compatriot colleague, 43, inside a sandy parking lot in Ras Al Khor on Apr.11, 2016 He caught the workmate unaware and punched him on the left eye. The workmate slumped
Cleaners clapped in irons for manslaughter
DUBAI: An unruly cleaner who teamed up with countrymen to fatally kick and punch a workmate for confronting him, was on Tuesday jailed for three years along with his accomplices. The Asian cleaner MA, 28, with the help of another cleaner and three workers kicked, punched and scratched the Indian man. He succumbed to contusions, fractures and hemorrhage. The incident happened at a cleaning company’s workers’ accommodation
ADIBF set to feature stellar line-up
ABU DHABI: The 27th edition of Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, ADIBF, organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, is set to feature a record participation of Arab and international publishing houses. The event, to be held from April 26 to May 2 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Adnec, will incorporate a varied professional and cultural programme featuring a stellar line-up of intellectual and
Chameleon Orchestra vibes at AUS
SHARJAH: The Chameleon Orchestra, comprising nine musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds, showcased world music in its most open and vivid form at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) at the Main Auditorium on campus. The orchestra, which was founded in 2013, comprises musicians skilled in a wide variety of instruments including the violin, trumpet, piano, drums, saxophone, clarinet and bass.
Forensic conference to position Dubai as key player in crime combat
DUBAI: Over 2,000 visitors, 80 exhibitors and academics, who will present 100 scientific lectures, are expected to grace the 1st edition of the Emirates Forensic Conference and Exhibition which runs from Apr.2-4 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Dubai Police together with INDEX Conferences & Exhibition, the conference will run under the theme “Digital Forensics Science.” In yesterday’s
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