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New Building for Police Canine Section Inaugurated

Doha: Under the patronage of the Minister of State for Interior Affairs HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the director of Logistics Department of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) Brigadier Abdul Azeez Abdullah al-Ansari inaugurated the new building for the Police Canine Section of the Criminal Evidences and Information Centre (CEID) on Tuesday, 21/6/2011 morning. The new building is located at Salwa Road. Directors of many MoI departments attended the opening.

Brigadier al-An...


MoI - 117 CBSD Cadres Graduate Training Courses

Doha: The Coasts and Borders Security Department (CBSD) held a graduation ceremony recently for 117 of its cadres who participated in various training programs at the end of first training period in the training year of 2011-2012. The training courses included maritime foundation course for 13th and 14th batches, basic boat captainship course for the 4th batch, basic swimming course for 17th and 18th batch, light weapons course for the first batch and Microsoft Excel for third and fourth batches...


Police Chief Meets Kenyan Security Official

Doha: The Director General of Public Security (DGPS) HE Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi met E. Mutea Iringo, Senior Director of Internal Security, Republic of Kenya on Monday, 20/6/2011 morning at His Excellency's office in the Ministry of Interior.

During the meeting they discussed ways of cooperation in issues of bilateral interest and means to foster them.


Movenpick staff donate blood

Doha: In collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation, Mövenpick Hotel Doha employees got together and donated blood last Thursday. This has been done on a yearly basis since the hotel opened in 2001. A total of 14 employees donated blood. General manager of Mövenpick Hotel Doha, Fabien Chesnais, is seen with a team of Hamad Medical Corporation and the employees of the hotel who donated blood...


MoI to Mark International Anti-Drug Day

Doha: The Permanent Committee for Dug and Alcohol Affairs (PCDAA) convened a press conference at the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Interior today (Sunday, 19/6/2011) to explain about the observance of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) commemorates the Day every year by organizing several programs, seminars and activities in association with other public institutions and ministries in the country in order to raise aware...


QU-CBE held end-of-year ceremony

Qatar University’s College of Business & Economics (CBE) held an end-of-year ceremony recently to honour its faculty and students and to celebrate the college’s achievements during the academic year.The ceremony also included presentation of graduation projects by students Sara Ahmed al-Salem, Noora Abdulaziz al-Ansari, Dana Ahmed Ammar, and Wajdi H Zapen. The college also honoured the students who participated in the recent Al-Fikra National Business Plan Competition: Natasha Khandakar, Alya A...


New Audi A6 Launched in Qatar

Doha: Saad Buzwair Automotive has launched the new Audi A6 executive sedan in Qatar with a choice of two V6 engines.

The 204hp 2.8 FSI and the 300hp 3.0 TFSI models both feature the new S tronic transmission and latest generation of quattro four-wheel drive. “With its light body, sporty chassis and a wide array of new assistance and multimedia systems, the new A6 features groundbreaking solutions in every area of technology,” said Saad Buzwair Automotive general manager Mostapha Alkhatib.“Th...


Vodafone begins biodegradable SIM cards

Doha: Vodafone Qatar has launched new SIM packs that are innovative and even more environmentally-friendly than before.

It was in May 2010 that Vodafone redesigned their plastic SIM packs to use polypropylene, a recyclable material. Now the newly designed SIM card pack is made up of 100% biodegradable paper, contains a SIM plug-in instead of a full ISO size SIM card body and is smaller in size. This will reduce the volume of plastic disposal, as well as Vodafone’s carbon footprint.“At Vodafo...


4G Wireless Communication Course in MoI

Doha: A course on fourth generation wireless communication technology held by Texas A&M University at Qatar in association with the Ministry of Interior at the university engineering building concluded recently. The closing ceremony was attended by the director of the Communication Department of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) Brigadier Engineer Ali Salem al-Khanzab, Dean of Texas A&M University at Qatar Dr. Mark Weichold, director of students and community relations office at the University Pr...


QU President's appointment renewed

Doha: Qatar University (QU) president Prof Sheikha Abdulla al-Misnad has been granted a third consecutive term of four years by the Board of Regents, the institution’s highest level of authority.

HH the Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, who is the chairman of the Board of Regents, presided at the third meeting for the academic year 2010/2011 held at the Emiri Diwan.

The Board approved the renewal of three of the vice presidents for a new term of four years with effect from the...


QA plans early IPO

Qatar Airways may launch the initial public offering (IPO) as early as this year for which the national carrier has hired advisors, airline CEO Akbar al-Baker has said.

“The IPO will definitely be earlier than people expect. It could be this year, next year or may be the year after. As the performance of the airline improves, the closer will be the IPO,” al-Baker said yesterday.
He said the airline was preparing for the IPO because it was in its “third consecutive year of profitability”.


Assessment Seminar Held on National Drug Prevention Strategy

Doha: Under the patronage of the Minister of State for Interior Affairs HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khaleefa Al Thani, the Permanent Committee for Drug and Alcohol Affairs (PCDAA) held an assessment seminar on the first stage of Qatar National Drug Prevention Strategy (NDPS) 2010-2015 on Tuesday, 14/6/2011 at Four Seasons Hotel in Doha.

The seminar was attended by Director General of Public Security (DGPS) and the head of the PCDAA HE Staff Major General Saad bin Jassim al-Khulaifi , me...


Asian Gang Arrested for theft in Cars

Doha: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ministry of Interior arrested a three member Asian gang used to steal valuable items form cars in different areas of the country. Items stolen are valued QR 50,000 in addition to mobile phones, lap tops and credit cards.

The Department has received complaints about the theft from cars and it started investigation in those areas where the incidents occurred. Some persons residing in Al-Hilal area were suspected and while searching their...


Vodafone to begin land line service from next year

Doha: The Vodafone Qatar will finish building the fixed network in its data centre by November this year and test it before connecting it to Q.NBN, which will be the ‘last mile fibre wholesale network’.

Q.NBN has set a goal of ensuring that 95% of all households in Qatar get high-speed Internet access by 2015. The country is investing heavily in a nationwide, open and accessible high-speed broadband Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network by 2015.

Since Vodafone was awarded the second fixed line...


Qatar is free from E. coli bacteria

Doha: Health authorities in Qatar have assured residents that there is no outbreak of enterohaemorrhagic escherichia coli (EHEC) or E.coli as it is popularly called and haemolytic uraemic syndrome in the state.

They said that an alert had been issued to all health facilities in the country to be on the look-out for symptoms of the killer bacteria and the syndrome.
E. coli bacteria has been identified as the cause of a food-borne outbreak in Germany and other European countries that has le...


Sheikh Tamim approved re-structure of QMC

DOHA: The Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday approved the cabinet decision No.32 of 2011 amending the structure of administrative units of the Qatar Media Corporation (QMC) and defining their functions.

One unit in the department comprising the office of chairman will work under his direct charge. Another unit under the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will look after agreements and international cooperation.

According to the decree, the media deve...


MF Husain dies in London aged 95

Maqbool Fida Husain, India’s best known painter, died in London yesterday aged 95, a close friend of the artist said, five years after he left his homeland after being persecuted by Hindu zealots angry at his work.

“He died of old age. It happened early this morning,” said Munna Zaveri, who had befriended Husain for 40 years, before leaving for London. “He was in hospital for some time and was supposed to come home today or tomorrow but his condition worsened.”

Dubbed the “Picasso of India...


Doha airport to open terminal for foreign airlines

Doha International Airport (DIA) is preparing to open its new Terminal B - a dedicated facility for foreign airlines - before June end, in time for the summer holiday rush.

As a result, the check-in area of the existing transfer and departures terminal - to be renamed Terminal A - will be used exclusively for Qatar Airways.

This will facilitate the increased passenger traffic through Doha International Airport until the state-of-the-art New Doha International Airport (NDIA) opens in 2012...


Hibernating spacecarft

An artist’s impression of the $1.47bn Rosetta spacecraft which was placed in hibernation yesterday until 2014, when it will be woken for a deep-space rendezvous with a comet.

The unmanned spacecraft is on a 10-year mission in which it will cover 7.1bn km. In May 2014, it is due to meet up with Comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 675mn km from home and then send down a refrigerator-sized lab called Philae to probe its surface. The European Space Agency’s Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Ge...


Second GCC Meeting of Anti-Drug Information Center Begins

Doha: The second Board of Directors meeting of the GCC Criminal Information Centre to Combat Drugs (GCC-CICCD) began on Monday, 6/6/2011 at the headquarters of the Centre in Doha. The meeting that continues for three days will discuss several issues related with drug trafficking and GCC cooperation in the field.

The director of the Centre Colonel Saqr Rashid al-Murakhi said that the meeting is held in the context of cooperation and coordination between GCC countries in drug combating. He sta...


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