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taxi driver in Sharjah returns a bag containing Dh1.7 million left behind by a passenger

Sharjah: A taxi driver in Sharjah was honoured for returning a bag containing Dh1.7 million that was left behind by a passenger, the Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said. Nassiballah Sheer, a Pakistani driver working for a taxi company ...

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39 Runaway housemaids arrested from one flat

Sharjah: Sharjah Police have arrested 39 housemaids who escaped from their sponsors and stayed in an apartment in Sharjah. The housemaids lived in an apartment in a building on Jamal Abdul Nasser street. Housemaids absconded because they believed they could ...

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Abu Dhabi considers charging residents for waste collection

Dubai: Authorities in Abu Dhabi are studying a proposal to charge residents for collection of waste by mid-2016 as part of its strategic plan to encourage recycling in the emirate. “To reduce the amount of waste generated by households, we ...

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Dubai Tram is tried, tested and ready to go

Dubai: Getting around Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and other adjoining areas is likely to be hassle-free soon as Dubai Tram, the region’s first tramway system, begins operations on November 11. Complementing Dubai Metro and other public transport modes, ...

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Drugs worth Dh250m stashed inside wooden doors

Abu Dhabi: Dramatic video footage showing a raiding team in action that led to a massive drug haul was released by the UAE Ministry of Interior. The short video, which runs for 1:55 minutes and posted on Youtube on Friday, ...

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Emirati boy, 10, addresses global telecom event

Adeeb Al Balushi, known for his inventions, urged 3,000-strong conference to empower youth Image Credit: EPA Ten-year-old United Arab Emirates (UAE) inventor Adeeb Al Beloushi gestures before addressing the 2014 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Conference in Busan, South Korea, 21 ...

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One-day Islamic New Year holiday for private sector announced

Public sector will not get a holiday, private sector to be given one-day holiday Abu Dhabi: The private sector will get a one-day holiday for the Islamic New Year, according to a circular issued on Monday by Saqr Gobash, Minister ...

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Dubai Palm Jumeirah sinking story false: top cop

Dubai: Major General Al Muzeina, Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, dismissed rumours that a part of Palm Jumeirah Island was “sinking”. He spoke out in response to unfounded claims circulating through social media that a portion of the iconic ...

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Poll: 96% of Dubai residents feel safe, protected

Survey covers 3,796 Emirati and non-Emirati households, with 500 individuals from labour camps Dubai: Nine-six per cent of residents in Dubai feel they are protected and safe, the latest social survey of the emirate revealed. This result is the highest ...

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20 people injured as car rams mini bus in Ajman

A total of 20 people received serious to moderate injuries in a traffic accident that occurred on Shaikh Zayed Road in Al Humaidiya area, Ajman. The police said the accident occurred due to lack of attention. The salon car driven ...

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