team wishing you a Happy Independence Day 2020! team wishing you a Happy Independence Day 2020!

Let us honour the struggles of many brave-hearts who fought for the country’s freedom. Freedom is hard to get, but we were blessed to have it. Let’s appreciate everything we have and celebrate the great miracle of freedom. Happy Independence Day.

Indian Embassy Qatar has tweeted invitation to attend 74th Independence Day of India celebrations at Embassy of India Qatar to be held virtually only (in view of COVID restrictions) from 7 am onwards and can be seen at links:


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Happy Independence Day!

Lockdown 4.0 till May 31 : Air Travel and Metro Services suspension continues | Schools, Cinemas, Hotels Remains Shut

Lockdown 4.0 till May 31 : Air Travel and Metro Services suspension continues | Schools, Cinemas, Hotels Remains Shut

India is all set to enter Lockdown 4.0 from tomorrow (18th May) as the novel Corona virus COVID-19 total confirmed cases crossed 90000 with death close to 3000 as on date. The centre has announced the next phase (Lockdown 4.0) of lockdown for 2 more weeks starting from tomorrow (Starts from May 18 and continues till 31st May 2020).

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines for Lockdown 4.0 with list of things which are allowed and remains prohibited during this lockdown phase. It has announced several relaxations outside the containment zone to ease the economic situation.

Find here the complete list of activities which will remain prohibited and activities which are allowed in Lockdown 4.0

The following activities shall continue to remain prohibited throughout the country:

Curfew after 7 pm: Except for essential activities, movement of individuals between 7 pm to 7 am (12 hours) strictly prohibited. Local authorities shall issue orders, in the entire area of their jurisdiction, under appropriate provisions of law, such as prohibitory orders [Curfew] under Section 144 of CrPC, and ensure strict compliance.

Air Travel: All domestic and international air travel of passengers, except for domestic medical services, domestic air ambulance and for security purposes or purposes as permitted by MHA. However, evacuation of foreign nationals from India and return of stranded Indian nationals from abroad will continue to be allowed.

Metro Rail: All Metro rail services remains suspended until May 31

Educational Institutions: Schools, Colleges, Training Institues, Coching Institutions will continue to remain closed.

Hotels, Restaurants and Hospitality Services: Hotels and Restaurants closed until 31 May with few exceptions. Kitchen to prepare food at restaurants for home delivery, canteens at bus and railway stations, airports, Stranded persons and for quarantine facilities; Permitted which are meant for Government and healthcare employees

Shops and Markets: Shops and Markets continue to operate with limited hours ensuring social distancing with not more than 5 persons at one time. Respective State and Union territories authorities to decide on the regulations.

Malls, Cinemas and other facilities: Shopping Malls, Cinemas, Gyms, Parks, Bars, Halls and similar places not permitted. Stadiums and Sports complexes are permitted to open while spectators will not be allowed.

Gatherings: Any means of gatherings which includes social, political, religious, sports, cultural and any other large gatherings continue to be prohibited until 31 May 2020.

Places of worship: All religious places and places of worship remains closed.

Red, Green, Orange, Containment and Buffer Zones:

  • States and Union Territories will decide the classification of Zones in their respective areas after considering guidelines shared by Government of India (GoI) and Ministry of Health & parameters laid out by the Health Ministry.
  • States and Union Territories will decide the zones, it can be a district or a municipality or even smaller administrative units.
  • Further, States/ UTs, based on their assessment of the situation, may prohibit certain other activities in the various zones, or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary.

The following activities will be permitted except in Containment Zones:

Passenger Vehicles and Buses: Inter-State movement of passenger vehicles and buses are permitted with mutual consent of the respective states and union territories involved.

Online shopping and e-commerce websites are now allowed to operate in all zones, except containment zones.

Containment Zones: In the Containment Zones, only essential activities shall be allowed. There shall be strict perimeter control to ensure that there is no movement of people in or out of these zones expect for emergencies as per ministry guidelines.

Protection to Vulnerable Persons: Children below 10 years, Pregnant Women, Male and Female above 65 years, Persons with co-morbidities shall stay at home unless it is for essential and health purpose.

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Year of Culture | Qatar Museum wraps up Qatar-India 2019

Year of Culture | Qatar Museum wraps up Qatar-India 2019

2020 edition to celebrate ties with France

DOHA: Under the patronage of its Chairperson, HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) has wrapped up another successful edition of its annual Year of Culture programme.

The Qatar-India 2019 saw an exciting array of exhibitions, festivals, competitions and events that took place in both countries over the past 12 months. The carefully curated programme was specially designed to promote mutual understanding, recognition and appreciation between both India and Qatar.

The programme began with the award-winning Ticket to Bollywood performance in Qatar which paid tribute to Bollywood – one of the world’s biggest film industries. The performance was produced and directed by award-winning director Shubhra Bhardwaj and choreographed by the talented Pravarsen Yesambare. Back in India, QM kickstarted the year with a showing of the hugely successful Monsoon Wedding Musical, known as the anthem of modern India.

Additionally, a variety of exhibitions of various themes took place over the past year. These have included:

Still More World by Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective, which presented 13 installations, two of which were created especially for the show in Doha. The exhibition was curated by Senior Curator Laura Barlow and drew on the energy of Doha’s urban landscape of light. The installations, ranging from videos to textiles and sculptures made between 2011 and 2019, were presented in three galleries at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art. The two newly created pieces were titled, Dohas for Doha and To People, and were displayed on Burj Doha.

Set in Stone: Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts was curated by Dr Tara Desjardins, with the support of Nicoletta Fazio, Reem Aboughazala, and Tamadur Tariq al-Shamlan. The exhibition is currently on show at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) and features more than 100 pieces of magnificent gems and jewellery from India. These objects also form part of QM’s various collections, including several masterpieces that have never been displayed before. The exhibition is open until the 18th of January 2020.

See the Unseen opened at the Fire Station and was an exhibition by Qatari artist Faraj Daham, after the artist returned from his month-long residency at “What about Art?” Foundation in Mumbai, India. This exhibition addressed the concept of historical concealment and exclusion through a qualitative approach between what is visible (meant to be revealed) and what is real (meant to be concealed).

Where Cultures Meet: A Photographic Encounter Between Qatar and India is on show at Katara – the Cultural Village until December 31 in Gallery 18. As part of Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture, two Qatari photographers – Hamad al-Shamari and Aisha al-Sadah – travelled to the Himalayan region of Ladakh, India, for two weeks. The aim was to create an inspiring portfolio that will help foster mutual understanding and cultural relations between the two countries. Alongside it, two Qatar-based Indian photographers – Ajeesh Puthiyadath and Salim Abdulla – were selected as part of an open call to participate in the exhibition.

The final event of the year was the award-winning musical Mughal e-Azam, one of India’s most iconic performances.

Qatar India 2019, sponsored by Qatar Airways, was planned in collaboration with leading institutions in Qatar and India, including the Embassy of Qatar in New Delhi, the Embassy of India in Doha, Qatar’s Ministry of Culture and Sport, Qatar Foundation, Katara, The National Tourism Council, Qatar National Library, Doha film institute and many more.

Heading towards its 9th year, the 2020 edition will celebrate Qatar’s ties with France. The year is expected to have a host of exciting events, exhibitions and activities that will introduce audiences in France to Qatar’s rich heritage while bringing some of France’s most inspiring cultural acts to the country.

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World Cup 2019 – India vs New Zealand – Repeat of 2008 U19 World Cup Semifinal

World Cup 2019 – India vs New Zealand – Repeat of 2008 U19 World Cup Semifinal

Top-ranked Team India will take on 4th placed New Zealand in the first semi-final of World Cup 2019. Ind vs NZ semifinal match will be held on Tuesday the 9th of July. It is India’s 7th World cup semi-final in Cricket World Cup. Also, this will be the 8th world cup semifinal for the New Zealand team.

India captain Virat Kohli and New Zealand Captain Kane Williamson have captained the respective team on 2008 Under 19 World Cup semi-final. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Ravindra Jadeja were also played in that U-19 semi.

India’s win over Sri Lanka helped India to top the points table ahead of Australia. 1st Semifinal will be held in Manchester between India and New Zealand.  Australia will face 3rd positioned England on the 11th of July at Birmingham.

World Cup 2019: Will India repeat 2018 U19 World Cup Semifinal team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wishes Team India to repeat the win over New Zealand in the first semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup at Manchester on July 9.

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Scam Alert: Ooredoo reminds customers against ongoing scams

Ooredoo has once again reminded its valuable customers to be alert against ongoing scams plaguing the industry. Also, it has offered advice on actions to take if fraud is suspected.

Ooredoo has confirmed that no personal details would ever be requested from customers via a phone call, SMS or emails, and advised that its WhatsApp account is only responsive, and so it will never initiate any contact.

Young Qatari Duo plans to supply fuel to consumer doorsteps: i-fuel

I-fuel has won the recently held ‘Al-Fikra Challenges Award’ – a competition organised by the Qatar Development Bank for entrepreneurs to find solutions to some of the challenges that can be turned into business ideas and projects that can serve the country.

Watch India vs Pakistan cricket match today at Doha Exhibition and Cultural Centre (DECC)

Watch India vs Pakistan cricket match today at Doha Exhibition and Cultural Centre (DECC)

India vs Pakistan. People of both India and Pakistan treat this clash as equal as their country playing their World Cup finals. Always been the most watched match in any form of cricket and also any game for that matter.

Summer Entertainment City at Doha Exhibition and Cultural Centre (DECC) will be broadcasting the match that will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester, England and will begin at 12:30 pm (local time). One of the biggest indoor screens (8 x 4 metre) will be put up at the venue for one of the most-watched and anticipated matches of the cricket World Cup. Though the match can be watched free, there is a fee of QR15 for entrance to the Summer Entertainment City, as quoted in

We want our Indian cricket team to continue their winning run against Pakistan at the World Cup. India being dominant in this world cup so far, we hope and wish our winning run will continue. team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wish the Indian team to win today’s match against Pakistan. Also, we wish and pray our team will bring the world cup to India.

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Indian Team Match Schedule: Indian Cricket Team WC 2019

Also ICC World Cup 2019 Complete Schedule:

Work time bans in open areas in Qatar: Qatar’s stringent labour laws ban companies from sending their workers to operate in open areas from 11:30 am to 3 pm during the summer months. The Work time ban comes into effect from today (15th of June).

PHCC upgraded Hayyak system to help patients get an appointment within 3 months

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Schedules (Qatar Time)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Schedules (Qatar Time)

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 commenced on 30th of May and the final match is scheduled on 14th of July 2019. After 20 years England jointly with Wales host the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and title winner match will be held at Lord’s in London. Here are the schedules of India matches and also the complete schedule…

India Matches: Indian Cricket Team WC 2019

ICC World Cup 2019 – Complete Schedule:

The eyes of all the cricket lovers across the globe are glued to the screens, screaming and also cheering for the team they love. team on behalf of all the Indians living in Qatar wish our Indian cricket team to do their best at this tournament. We all are desperate to see our Indian players performs well, wins and also bring the trophy to India.

Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) – Five more added and now 7 centers in India

Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) – Five more added and now 7 centers in India

Qatar Visa Centers in India (QVCs) were launched at New Delhi and also in Mumbai on 27th March & 29th March 2019 respectively. Likewise, MoI Qatar has opened five more centers now in India. With the new addition, now QVC’s are in 7 locations in India. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai as well as Kochi are the QVC Centers in India. Qatar has opened five new visa centers in India as part of its project, launched last year, targeting eight labour-exporting countries.

The QVCs project has been successful in providing distinct services which streamline procedures for expatriates to work in the country and also facilitating all kinds of visa procedures in India itself. QVC’s provides Biometric Enrollment and also Medical Screening Services.

Qatar Visa Center in India – Location, Address and also Working Hours

Mumbai (Bandra East): 201/2, Hallmark Business Plaza, Sant Dyaneshwar Marg, Near Gurunanak Hospital, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051
Chennai (Saligrammam): Shyamala Towers,1st Floor, East wing, 136 Arcot Road, Saligrammam, Chennai – 600 093
Delhi (Akshardham): Unit no 2, Lower ground floor, Parsvnath Mall, Akshardham Metro Station, Akshardham, New Delhi. 110092
Hyderabad (Telangana): Ground Floor, South Wing (Krishe Block), Krishe Sapphire Building, Hitech City Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500081.
Cochin (Edappally): Door No 38/4111/D, Ground Floor, National Pearl Star building, Near Changampuzha Park Metro Station, Edappally Cochin-682024, Kerala
Kolkata: Bengal Intelligent Park, Building Gamma, 1st Floor, Block-EP & GP, Sector-V, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, Kolkata – 700 091
Lucknow (Gomti Nagar): BBD Viraj Towers, 2nd Floor, TC G/1A – V/3 Vibhuti Khand, Shaheed Path, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow Pincode – 226010, Uttar Pradesh.

Qatar Visa Centers in India – Working Hours:

Biometric Enrollment: 08:30 HRS – 16:30 HRS
Medical Screening: 09:00 HRS – 17:00 HRS
Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +91 44 6133 1333
(Phone assistance is available from Monday to Friday between 08:30 HRS – 17:00 HRS)

Major Abdullah Khalifa Al Mohannadi, Director of the Visa Support Services Department at the General Directorate of Passports said that “QVCs project targets the opening of 20 service centers in eight countries. Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Tunisia”. He also pointed out that QVCs are characterized by rapid completion of procedures for the residency of expatriates. As well as follow-up by the relevant authorities in Qatar. Reported

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Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) now in Delhi and Mumbai – Five more centres will be opened in India

Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) now in Delhi and Mumbai – Five more centers will be opened in India

The State of Qatar launched its first Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) at the capital city of New Delhi in India on Wednesday (March 27, 2019). QVC in New Delhi launched in the presence of officials from both Qatar and India.

The Ministry of Interior posted on its official Twitter account on 27-March 2019, “Six more centres will be opened in #India in coming days in the cities of #Mumbai, #Kolkata, #Lucknow, #Hyderabad, #Chennai, and #Kochi”

On Friday 29th of March, Qatar launched its second Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) in Mumbai, India, in the presence of officials from both countries.

The center in Mumbai is the second one in India after New Delhi, which was opened a few days back, reported

Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) will enable Indians who are moving to Qatar on employment to complete fingerprint, biometric data processing and also employment contract signing in India itself through. Also, work visa procedures will speed up as expats complete procedures before they leave.

Earlier, Qatar Visa Centre’s were opened in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and also in Pakistan. There is no change in terms of recruitment procedures, expect that home countries now facilitate the procedures which simplies the process and also reduce the time. The Ministry of Interior website and Metrash 2 service provides all the necessary steps to apply for recruitment through the QVCs. All the fees necessary for the recruitment are to be paid by employers in Qatar and allow the expatriate to complete the procedures in QVC’s. team on behalf of all the Indians thank everyone, who is behind this initiative.

About Qatar Visa Centers (Source Credit: QatarVisaCenter)

Qatar Visa Centers are managed by a team of professionals who are dedicated to the ideal of building an organization on the principals of trust, transparency and transformation. Together, a culture is being built that is able to serve the visa applicants with highest commitments to quality, comfort and care. Visit QVC Website for more information.

Image Credit: QatarVisaCenter

Abhinandan Varthaman will be released tomorrow

Abhinandan Varthaman will be released tomorrow, Pakistan PM Imran Khan announced today

IAF pilot Abhinandan captured by Pakistan army after being shot down over PoK during a fight with Pakistan Air Force jets yesterday. Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan army on Wednesday will be released tomorrow. This announcement was released by Pakistan PM Imran Khan today.

This is a Victory of our Diplomacy, Our Government, Our Armed Forced and Ultimately We The People Of India. QatarIndians team welcome this move and happy that our hero Abhinandan return. It is a welcome gesture from Pakistan PM Imran Khan on the unconditional release of our brave heart #Abhinandan. Both India and Pakistan has to build mutual trust beyond all the political interest.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan while addressing the nation’s parliament on Thursday. He is expected to return to India tomorrow through the Wagah border.

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In his address, Khan said that Wing Commander Abhinandan will be released on Friday as a gesture of peace. This was unanimously supported by the Pakistan parliament. He said this is a first step to open negotiations between India and Pakistan. Imran Khan said that he tried to talk to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as escalation was not in their interests nor in India’s.

Also in his address, Imran Khan once again urged India to not escalate the tension with Pakistan. “I am requesting the Indian dispensation to not escalate [military action] from this point. Because then we will be forced to respond and retaliate, and that will not be a happy situation for both nations,” Imran Khan said.

Five Indian airports closed – Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports

Five Indian airports closed – Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports.

Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu, Srinagar, and Leh airports were closed today for civilian air traffic. Due to the emerging situation after the IAF’s strikes on Bagalkot in Pakistan. The move to close these airports come amid an escalation of tension between India and Pakistan.

“The civilian air traffic has been suspended temporarily in view of the emergency,“ An official of the Airports Authority of India in Srinagar told PTI. He, however, did not specify the nature of the emergency. Officials said they received instructions from air traffic controllers that the airports have been shut for civilian flights.
Some of the flights en route to the Jammu, Leh and Srinagar airports have been diverted to their origin stations. Reported

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