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Qatar Piravom Pravasi Association Presents First all Over Kerala Tug of War

Qatar Piravom Pravasi Association Presents First all Over Kerala Tug of War

We all enjoy playing tug of war, a classic game, two players or teams battle to prove their strength by tugging harder than their opponents on a rope. You can play several different versions of this classic game of strength.

  • Venue: Al Sadd Sports Club Indoor Stadium
  • Date: 29-03-2019 (Friday)
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Call for registration: 7447 5767, 6698 0380

QAPPA Presents First all Over Kerala Tug of War - QatarIndians.comPrizes:

  • 1st Prize: QAR 1111 ( + Cup + Medal)
  • 2nd Prize: QAR 555 (+ Cup + Medal)
  • 3rd Prize: QAR 333 (+ Cup + Medal)

Registration Fee: QAR 200

Weight: 573 KG

Interesting facts about Tug of War:

  • An Egyptian wall engraving from around 2500 BC depicts the oldest known tug-of-war contest. However, the phrase “tug-of-war” for the sport goes back only to the late 19th century.
  • Before that, “tug-of-war” was used for the start of military confrontations.
  • Tug-of-war featured in the summer Olympics from 1900 to 1920. Britain won the event twice. Tug of War has been part of the Olympic program 5 times.
  • The Tug of War International Federation is based in Wisconsin and has 67 member nations.
  • Canadian Inuits hold a version of tug-of-war called “aarsaraq” which is played sitting down.
  • In international competition, the rope must be at least 33.5m long with a circumference between 10cm and 12.5cm.
  • International Tug of War Day is celebrated on February 19

The Indian Embassy in Qatar has issued an alert – Beware of calls from fraudsters claiming as Embassy Officials

The Indian Embassy in Qatar has issued an alert to all the Indian expats living in Qatar against calls from fraudsters claiming themselves as Embassy officials.

In recent times it has noted and reported by some expats that fraudsters masquerading as Embassy Officials calling Indian expats. They are asking for details such as Passport Number, Bank Account Details and also other personal details. People should beware of such spoof calls and should not disclose any personal details.

Alerts/Announcements: Beware of spoof call masquerading as Embassy Officials. Do not disclose any personal details such as your Passport number, bank account number, etc. Kindly report to us at 44255777 or email us at [email protected] if you receive such a call” – Posted in a recent tweet from The Indian Embassy Qatar twitter account.

The Indian Embassy in Qatar has also requested people to report such calls as soon as they receive them. You can report such calls to the Indian Embassy at 4425577 or email at [email protected]

“We’ve come to know that people were getting calls asking to pay money or face problem with their passports,” “This is a global phenomenon and we’ve received several complaints from expatriates,” – an embassy official was quoted as saying by The Peninsula.

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Indian Cultural Centre now takes Passport application for minors and newborn

The passport applications of newborn and minor children were accepted only at the Indian Embassy in West Bay until now. In a recent update announced by Indian Embassy in Qatar, From 12th March 2019 Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) accepts applications for newborn and minor children.

Qatar to let expats own properties – Offer new areas of real estate for foreign ownership

Qatar to let expats own properties – Offer new areas of real estate for foreign ownership

Qatar has recently brought major policy changes like issuing an on-arrival tourist visa to citizens of 80 countries and putting an end to exit permits system for a majority of expats. The cabinet proposed the revolutionary decision of letting expatriates own property in Qatar.

In a recent move, Qatar’s cabinet on Wednesday said it would identify several new areas where foreigners can own real estate, state news agency QNA said, Reported reuters.com

This is in compliance with the law governing the ownership and use of the non-Qatari property. In this new move, the Qatar government will identify 16 areas in Qatar where property could be contracted for more than 99 years.

The Cabinet also agreed on “granting residence to non-Qatari owners of real estate”, the QNA reported.

The Qatar cabinet of ministers agreed to:

  • Allow the ownership of property by non-Qatari individuals, non-Qatari companies and also real estate investment funds.
  • Determine 10 areas where non-Qataris can own property freely.
  • Determine 16 areas where non-Qataris can lease and use real estate for up to 99 years.
  • Allow non-Qatari ownership of residential villas within residential complexes.
  • Allow non-Qatari ownership of shops within commercial complexes.
  • Grant residence permit to non-Qatari owners of real estate, whether for housing or investment, throughout the period of ownership of real estate.

More details about this decision will be announced next week through a press conference.

Indian Cultural Centre now takes Passport application for minors and newborn

Indian Cultural Centre now takes Passport application for minors and newborn – Indian Embassy

The passport applications of newborn and minor children were accepted only at the Indian Embassy in West Bay until now. In a recent update announced by Indian Embassy in Qatar, From 12th March 2019 Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) accepts applications for newborn and minor children.

Indian Embassy in Qatar Tweet on 11th March says “The passport applications of newborn and minor children will henceforth be accepted at Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) also” w.e.f. March 12, 2019.

The Indian community in Qatar welcomes this move as this will help parents who are applying for minor and newborn passports. This will save time and also more convenient.

Welcoming the move, ICC president AP Manikantan said it would help community members in a big way. “Until now, parents had to go to the embassy to apply for passports for their minor children or newborns. This facility will help them complete the formalities at ICC and avoid going all the way to West Bay,” he was quoted as saying by Gulf Times.

Indian Embassy is located in West Bay, whereas The ICC is located off E-Ring Road in Abu Hamour (click here to find location). Many people will find it more easy to drive to ICC than visiting the Indian Embassy at West Bay.

When it comes to timings, The ICC has more flexible timings than the Indian embassy. Besides the timings, ICC provides consular services throughout the week. Whereas Indian Embassy does not provide consular services on weekends (Friday and Saturday)

Consular Services timings at Indian Embassy:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 9.15 am to 12.15 pm & 4 pm to 5.15 pm

Consular Services timings at ICC:

  • Saturday to Thursday: 9 am to 12 noon & 4 pm to 9 pm
  • Friday: 8.30 am to 11 am & 4 pm to 9 pm

QatarIndians.com team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar thank Indian Embassy and everyone who is behind this move.

Also, Read Advisory for all Indians with ECNR Passports visiting Qatar to register on www.emigrate.gov.in

 

Qatar Petroleum announces Petrol, Diesel prices for the month of March 2019

Qatar Petroleum announces Petrol Diesel prices for the month of March 2019

Qatar Petroleum on Thursday (28th Feb) announces the fuel prices (diesel and gasoline) for the month of March 2019. Fuel prices were in the downward trend for the last few months has been increased for the month of March 2019.

According to the new price list,

  • a litre of Premium petrol (Gasoline) will cost QR 1.55 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.50 in Feb 2019)
  • a litre of Super petrol (Gasoline) will cost QR 1.60 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.55 in Feb 2019)
  • a litre of Diesel will cost QR 1.85 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.70 in Feb 2019)

 

Q Gates – Toll gates on Qatar roads to be activated only after two years

Q Gates – Toll gates on Qatar roads to be activated only after two years

The mysterious ‘Q Gate’ is indeed a toll gate and it will be activated only within the next two years, after the completion of all ongoing road projects, reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

The gates are located in both directions on the February 22 Road near the Midmac bridge. It is expected that toll charges will be collected through a rechargeable card displayed on the windscreen of the vehicle.

A senior official at the General Directorate of Traffic (GDT) said recently that the toll gates will be operational only after the completion of all road projects. In a comment to Al Sharq Arabic daily, GDT Director Brigadier Mohammed Saad Al Kharji, said that the activation of electronic toll gates on the highways is almost two years away, after the completion of all parallel road projects. Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

Image Credit: The Peninsula

 

Qatar National Sport Day – QNSD 2019

Qatar National Sport Day – QNSD 2019

National Sports Day in Qatar is an important annual occasion in Qatar. It happens on the 2nd Tuesday of February every year. It is celebrated with the goal of engaging the people in Qatar with sports activities and also follow a healthy lifestyle.

QatarIndians.com team wishes Citizens and Expats living in Qatar on the occasion of the eighth edition of Qatar National Sport Day (QNSD).

Lots of events are conducted at different venues in Qatar which include

  • Aspire Zone
  • Education City at Qatar Foundation
  • Pearl Qatar
  • Al Bidda Park
  • Museum of Islamic Park
  • Losail Circuit Sports Club
  • Villagio Mall

Have a wonderful and fun-filled National Sport Day!

Al Hilal linear park opened – A place for citizens and residents to exercise sports

Al Hilal linear park has opened – A place for citizens and residents to exercise sports.

The health of the people living in a country is a very important factor which influences the health status of a country. The State of Qatar has always given importance to the health of their citizens and residents living in Qatar. 

As a part of providing a healthy environment in the state of Qatar, a lot of initiatives are being taken to ensure citizens and residents remain healthy. In the last couple of years, green landscape in Qatar has increased significantly with a lot of new parks and the renovation of old parks.

What is a “linear park”?

linear parks” is a new concept of utilizing the spaces on the sides of the roads, streets, and highways and turning them into green parks. This green area is primarily used for the purpose of exercising sports. Al Hilal linear park is a ‘linear park’ providing green and eco-friendly spaces for residents and citizens to enjoy walking and also stay fit.

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME)’s Public Parks Department, in co-operation with the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), has completed a ‘linear park’ in the Al Hilal area of Doha, near The Mall and the headquarters of Qatar Charity and The Mall. The park is 1.5km long with 50m wide and has a total space of 75,000sqm, the MME has said in a statement. The park marks “the launch of a new idea that involves making use of the space along the sides of roads and highways and converting them into green areas and environment-friendly spaces where people can enjoy walking”, the statement notes. Reported gulf-times.com

Image Credit: gulf-times.com

Read also Chocolate, Tea, and Coffee (CTC) Festival’s at Al Bidda Park

Support Qatar – Watch Qatar Vs Japan 2019 AFC Asian Cup Final at big screens in Doha

Support Qatar – Watch Qatar Vs Japan 2019 AFC Asian Cup Final at big screens in Doha

Express your support to our Qatar team. Enjoy the live match in giant screens with your family and friends. The final match is set to kick off at 5:00 pm local time.

Support Qatar – Enjoy the live screening of the match at the below mentioned public venues.

  • Mall of Qatar – Ooredoo Stage, Mall of Qatar, Dukhan Road – Get Directions
  • Airport Park – (near Qatar Airways Tower 2), Old Airport Street – Get Directions
  • Souq Waqif – Western Car Park, Corniche Street, Al Jasra – Get Directions
  • Lagoona Mall – Piazza, Lagoona Mall, 66 West Bay, Lagoon Street – Get Directions
  • Katara Cultural Village – Katara promenade, near the Amphitheatre (Make a reservation for the seats and tables at the earliest as availability is limited. Tel: +974 4408 0000. Call Centre: 182) – Get Directions
  • Msheireb Downtown Doha – Sahat Wadi Msheireb – Get Directions
  • The Pearl Qatar – The Amphitheatre, 30 La Croisette, towards the end of Porto Arabia drive – Get Directions
  • Aspire Park – Giant Screen (behind the lake) – Get Directions
  • Torba Farmers Market – Education City – Get Directions

Qatar vs Japan – AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final

Qatar vs Japan – AFC Asian Cup 2019 Final

An action-packed AFC Asian Cup 2019 has reached its final stage to crown the winner. Qatar is appearing in their first-ever final and we wish our team will once again look to upset the odds and take the trophy home.

The grand finale starts at 5 pm Qatar time

Qatar has so far won six in a row to make the final, defeating host UAE 4-0 earlier on Tuesday. The grand finale set to take place today at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Qatar and Japan teams have met 4 times earlier in this competition with each winning one match and two matches ended in a tie. Qatar’s Almoez Ali has scored eight goals from nine shots on target. He is the leading goalscorer by a long distance in the tournament and also equaled the record for most goals in a single tournament

Head coach Felix Sanchez believes success in Friday’s AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 final against Japan would represent a historic achievement for his talented side. Captain Hasan Al Haydos has urged his teammates to remain composed and patient as they chase a first ever AFC Asian Cup title in the final against Japan on Friday. Reported the-afc.com

QatarIndians.com wish the Confident Qatar team to write an unprecedented chapter of success into the football history of a nation. 

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