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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa’s mother passes away

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa’s mother passes away

UAE NEWS
Ministry of Presidential Affairs has announced an official 3-day mourning starting Sunday. Her Highness Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan, the mother of UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, passed away on Sunday. The Ministry of Presidential Affairs issued a statement announcing her passing away. The Ministry has announced an official mourning for 3 days from today, Sunday, January 28, 2018.   رئيس الدولة ينعى سمو الشيخة حصة بنت محمد آل نهيان.. وإعلان الحداد 3 أيام.#وامhttps://t.co/3V1wrJACLX pic.twitter.com/MwxX2d7T0a — وكالة أنباء الإمارات (@wamnews) January 28, 2018 Source
Ajman Crown Prince amends DED service fees

Ajman Crown Prince amends DED service fees

UAE NEWS
The Emiri Resolution shall be published in the Official Gazette. His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, has issued an Emiri Resolution No. 01 of 2018 amending the Ajman Department of Economic Development's, DED, service charges. The Resolution stipulates that all fees prescribed to issue licences to practice economic activity within domestic settings, otherwise known as "Bedayat", shall be revoked. It also repeals any provisions contained in previous legislation that contradicts or contravenes the provisions of this Emiri Resolution. The Emiri Resolution shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall be circulated to the concerned authorities to act by the Resolution. This Resolution comes following the review of Emiri Decree No. 11 of 201...
Soon, apply for UAE driving licence at your home in RAK

Soon, apply for UAE driving licence at your home in RAK

UAE NEWS
Year of Zayed: 'The new service - to begin in February - shall be available at affordable rates.' Starting February this year, residents in RAK will be able to renew their driving licences without visiting the licencing department. The move, according to Col. Adel Ali Al Ghais, director of the licencing and drivers department of the RAK police, is part of the Year of Zayed initiative. "The move is aimed to provide ease to drivers and bring them happiness in view of the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed." He added that drivers can have their driving licence renewed by simply using the smart app of the RAK police or ministry of interior. "As per the new service, to be available as of February this year, drivers do not need to appear in person at the concerned licencing department....
Hundreds gather in Chennai to protest Vairamuthu’s Andal remarks

Hundreds gather in Chennai to protest Vairamuthu’s Andal remarks

UAE NEWS
Continuing the agitations across the state, the protestors demanded an apology in front of the Srivilliputhur temple where the poet gave the speech. Hundreds of people gathered in Chepauk on Monday to mark their protest against Vairamuthu’s speech on Andal. Earlier this month, the poet spoke at an event organised by the Srivalliputhur temple on Andal, an Alvar saint. In his speech, Vairamuthu had said, "In ‘Indian Movement: Some Aspects of Dissent, Protest and Reform’, written by Subhash Chandra Malik from America’s Indiana University, there is a line: Andal herself is a Devadasi who lived and died in the Sri Rangam Temple." “While devotees will not accept this, but those who oppose patriarchy and those who are against an unequal society, will ponder this,” he further said. The sp
Who sent the hoax Dh5,000 illegal VPN fine SMS?

Who sent the hoax Dh5,000 illegal VPN fine SMS?

UAE NEWS
TRA investigates fabricated SMS that caused panic among some residents. UAE's Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) is working with concerned agencies to investigate the recent hoax SMS asking residents to pay a fine of Dh5,000 at the nearest police station for illegal use of virtual private networks (VPNs) or calling cards. The investigation aims to find where the message originated and who sent it. The SMS was attributed to the authority, stating that the receiver of the message must pay the fine since they were caught using VPN. The hoax message was flagged on Twitter after UAE netizens tweeted a screen grab of the message to the concerned authorities. The TRA said that such messages might be part of a con or scam and urged residents to not circulate such messages an...
No More SALARY Deduction, Leave JOB Without NOTICE And BAN!

No More SALARY Deduction, Leave JOB Without NOTICE And BAN!

UAE NEWS
Salary deduction by UAE Firms become the mostly discussed topic on our platform and we have been asked many times for the solution. Employees especially those who are earning from 1500 to 2500 AED per month are afraid and feeling fearful to speak up with their Employers. As per the research 70% of worker are worried about losing their jobs or facing ban. So, we have decided to write few lines to reduce the fear of employees by writing authentic and informative articles regarding “Salary Deduction in UAE”. Hope it will give some sort of confidence to all those who are facing salary deduction issues in United Arab Emirates. Salary Deduction by Employer is illegal: Please note that your employer (company) cannot deduct a portion of worker salary without a valid or solid reason.
TRA responds to hoax Dh5,000 VPN fine SMS

TRA responds to hoax Dh5,000 VPN fine SMS

UAE NEWS
A hoax SMS went viral this week, asking some residents to pay Dh5,000 fine at the nearest police station for illegal use of VPN. UAE's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) responded to rumours regarding paying Dh5,000 fine at the nearest police station for using VPN.   #تنويه تنوه #هيئة_تنظيم_الاتصالات بأنه لا صحة لما يتداوله البعض من رسالة نصية مفبركة بشأن استخدام تقنية الشبكات الافتراضية الخاصة (VPN) وتطالب مستقبل الرسالة بدفع مخالفة قيمتها ٥٠٠٠ درهم والحضور الى أقرب مركز شرطة. وترجو من الجمهور عدم تداول مثل هذه الرسائل المغرضة. pic.twitter.com/XuNlXTpyC7 — هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات (@TheUAETRA) January 22, 2018 A hoax SMS went viral this week, asking some residents to pay Dh5000 fine at the nearest police station for illegal use of VPN and calling cards. TRA ha
Working on a holiday? Employees to be paid 150% of salary

Working on a holiday? Employees to be paid 150% of salary

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
It is also prescribed in the Employment Law that the daily hours of work are to be designed by the concerned employer in a manner that employees are not required to work for more than five hours at a stretch I am working as a saleswoman in a laundry shop on a limited contract since May 2015. Recently the company transferred me to their shop in a mall. The company is forcing me to work during public holidays without compensation. When I objected to it, the company threatened me with termination. I told the management that they can terminate me for not working on public holidays and I will seek assistance from the Ministry of Labour. To add to it, my working time is from 9am to 9pm. Although the actual timing is 9am to 1pm and 4pm to 9pm, as it is a shopping mall, I cannot take a br...
Video: 12-year-old Dubai-based Indian girl sings 102 songs in 6 hours

Video: 12-year-old Dubai-based Indian girl sings 102 songs in 6 hours

GULF NEWS, INDIA NEWS, UAE NEWS
She started singing around 4pm and finished by 10.30pm It was the perfect gift twelve-year-old Suchetha Satish could give her country on the eve of the Indian Republic Day by breaking the world record of singing in over 100 languages at a concert held at the Indian Consulate Auditorium, Dubai on Thursday evening. Twelve year old Indian High School student Suchetha Satish left the audience spellbound as she took to the stage fluently singing song after song in different languages and made the transition look super smooth. She began singing at 4.10pm and tirelessly finished her non-stop singing marathon by 10.30pm. The grade seven student sang for over six hours and covered almost all European languages, 26 Indian languages, several other South American languages and South East Asian lan...
Dh20,000 fine, jail for hunting stone-curlews in UAE

Dh20,000 fine, jail for hunting stone-curlews in UAE

GULF NEWS, UAE NEWS
MoCCAE warns against hunting stone-curlews to preserve ecological balance. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has issued a warning against using electronic devices that mimic bird calls to lure stone-curlews in the UAE, imposing a fine of up to Dh20,000 and jail time for violators, wam reported on Thursday. The move follows the increase in hunting of the rare bird species during its winter migration through the country that poses a threat to its reproduction. The UAE has adopted legislations and launched several initiatives for the conservation of rare and endangered bird species. Sultan Alwan, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Regions Sector at MoCCAE, said, "The ministry has recently noticed that some people use electronic devices that imitate the voice of the...