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23November2017

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Exciting things to do in Qatar during the weekend (Nov.24–26) Looking for exciting options this weekend? Doha News has got you covered. Check out our pick of the best things to do in the capital this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Plan your downtime right here. Date and Venue: November 14–25 at the Fire Station, 9 am onwards Entry Free If you care about sustainable development and want to explore alternative, innovative resources, you should plan a trip to the Solar Art Festival. The event offers a wide range of collection of exceptional solar art created by globally-renowned solar artists and Qatar-based students. Some of the...
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  Looking for exciting options this weekend? Doha News has got you covered. Check out our pick of the best things to do in the capital this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Plan your downtime right here. Solar Art Festival Date and Venue: November 14 – 25 at the Fire Station, 9 am onwards Entry Free If you care about sustainable development and want to explore alternative, innovative resources, you should plan a trip to the Solar Art Festival. The event offers a wide range of collection of exceptional solar art created by globally-renowned solar artists and Qatar-based students. Some of the major attractions are Olafur Eliasson’s Little...
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It was an opportunity that came calling out of the blue. Gaurav, friend and chartered accountant by profession in New Delhi, was visiting Doha to meet his brother a few months ago. His brother is a pilot with Qatar Airways and lives there with his family. It was from his sister-in-law that Gaurav learnt of the prevailing situation related to Doha News: The ban on the site and the ensuing difficulties faced by its founders to run the portal. I was a journalist with ESPN for close to seven years. I also contributed to various non-sports news sites as a columnist. I...
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Tomorrow is Friday, your day to unwind and indulge in some great fun. Doha News has shortlisted some special events and activities spread around town for you to choose from. See what stimulates you! The 4th Katara European Jazz Festival Date and Venue: From Nov.8-12 at Katara Culture Centre, Building 5. Time: 7pm onwards. Entry:Free If you are a Jazz aficionado, you’d want to be here. Lighten up your evening with one of the most rejuvenating experiences of European Jazz music. The much-awaited 4th edition of Katara European Jazz Festival was inaugurated yesterday with immense zeal. Top European Jazz musicians from 11 countries will...
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The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) decision to finally put an end to its long-standing, somewhat cynical posture on the labour-related issues in Qatar in its year-end discussion on Wednesday, November 8,Geneva, is not just a vindication of Doha’s persistent effort to convey to the world that it is doing what is needed, and the only one to do so in the Gulf region, to make living standards suitable and prosperous for the over 2.2-million-strong migrant workers. It says Qatar is willing to listen, and is okay with course-correction. The Government Communication office (GCO), on Wednesday, was relieved to release a thankful statement:...
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The oft-repeated advice of Machiavelli, the 15th century Italian diplomat, politician and philosopher, “Never waste the opportunities offered by a good crisis,” appears to be taking effect in Qatar. At a time when Qatar is facing some sort of a hardship in meeting the optimum requirement of food supply in the local market, thanks to the blockade imposed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, various countries have expressed willingness to set up food manufacturing units in the country. Qatar has been largely reliant on its now hostile neighbours for food products since decades. Almost 80% of food requirements were sourced from UAE...
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Amit Tandon performing Live A little bit of humor is always nice when the times are critical. It works as a dose of respite, a distraction from everything that’s going wrong. Although the crisis in the Gulf is serious, it’s largely at a political level. The people are mostly unaffected. But, it does take a toll on the mind because you are in the middle of it. So when popular Indian stand-up comedian, Amit Tandon, who’s also a successful entrepreneur, visited Doha recently for his maiden performance there, it was a huge breather for the people of Qatar, especially the expats....
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Twitter gets paid for promoting content, but the massive presence of propaganda ads on the social media platform could potentially jeopardize its credibility. If this loophole is not soon plugged, it will eventually alienate large number of users. The anti-Qatar advertisements being promoted by faceless accounts are beginning to annoy twitter users, with ads condemning Qatar appearing on their feeds regularly. The expat community in Qatar is unlikely to get influenced by this spiteful drive, though. This development comes in the middle of a blockade imposed on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. They claim Qatar supports terrorism, a...
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India clinched the deciding match against New Zealand in the final ball of the final over in Kanpur recently. It was a moment that made Ramesh Yadav jump up with joy. He became almost hysterical. I was sitting alongside him in the stadium. Ramesh, who belongs to U.P., works as an electrician in Doha and is on a one-month leave. We got talking and he shared how much he misses playing cricket in Doha. There are places to play, but it’s mostly make-shift. He wishes for a proper cricket ground with all the related facilities where he and his fellow workers...
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In a candid chat on American television show, 60 Minutes, HE Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al Thani spoke about the now five-month long ongoing diplomatic crisis that has jeopardised the stability in the Gulf region. He believes the attack on Qatar’s sovereignty by the coalition of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt has an ulterior motive: Regime change. He pointed out: “History tells us, teaches us, they tried to do that before, in 1996 after my father became the emir”. Expressing shock at the diplomatic blockade, the emir claimed that the obstructionist approach by the Arab bloc seems out of place, unless...
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