Family visa application to go electronic soon says General Directorate of Passports Official

Family visa application to go electronic soon says General Directorate of Passports Official

In an exclusive interview with The Peninsula newspaper, Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq, Director General of the General Directorate of Passports has stated that there is a process to introduce new procedures that will enable people to submit their family visa applications (family residency) electronically through the systems and available online mechanisms like Hukoomi website, Metrash2 and the internal services system.

Since the issuance of the executive regulation of Law No. 21/2015, there are no new conditions set for obtaining families Residency Permit (RP), rather the in force conditions have been simplified, and procedures have become much easier. No applications fulfilling the requirements have been rejected.

In addition to this, the government has decided to allow children of residents to work while they are under the sponsorship of their guardians, said Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq.

He added that the new, in this aspect, is the provision of family RP service through the Metrash system, and making the personal interview of an applicant through a visual device is available at the nearest unified service centre in different parts of the country.

In this regard, he explained, in the past, the applicant was required to come personally to the headquarters of the General Administration of Passports to meet with the competent committee. After connecting the visual equipment to the headquarters, the service has been simplified saving effort and time of applicants as the applicant now does not need to take the burden of transportation and can easily visit the nearest service centre, he added.

Regarding the percentage of accepted and rejected applications, he pointed out that applications that meet the required conditions are accepted due to simplified conditions and easy procedures. “Rejection of application is only because of lack of fulfillment of requirements or failure to present some documentation,” he said, noting that even in such cases “applicants are directed to bring the documents and fulfill the requirements to get the application approved”.

He pointed out that there is an increase in the number of applications for family residency and a significant increase in the number of applications is being witnessed every year. For example, 40160 applications were approved in 2018 compared to 39612 applications in 2017, showing an increase of 548 applications.

“The Ministry thoughtfully planned to offer the necessary facilitation to ensure their stability. We believe that when the resident stays with his family he is more stable and productive.”

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq, Director General of the General Directorate of Passports

In response to another question about the continuous growth of population despite the completion of most of the mega infrastructure projects in the country which could be a cause of return of large number of expatriate workers to their countries, Major General Al Ateeq said: “There is a coordination between the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs to adjust the conditions of these workers with the completion of major projects to benefit from their experiences and skills in other projects in process and benefit from available job opportunities in the Qatari labour market.”

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Ateeq also talked about the period allowed for newborn children born outside Qatar and whose parents reside in Qatar. He said they shall be granted an immediate entry visa from the airport/port of entry before the lapse of six months from the date of their birth. In case, babies exceeded the six month period, they need to get an entry visa prior. For children who are grown up and exceed the legal age they are granted RP under their parents for one year in order to find an employer for the following year.

Moreover, he said, the Ministry has decided to allow children of residents to work while they have residency permits under their parents regardless of their age. He also commented on complaints of some residents who think that they meet the requirements for obtaining a family residency permit despite that their application for family RP get rejected by the Committee, saying: “Any application that fulfils the requirements gets approval.

Applications which does not fulfill requirements and have deficiencies are the only ones rejected by the Committee. However, applicants are also directed to complete the requirements and resubmit the application for approval. He reiterated that no application that meets the required conditions will be rejected.

In response to another question regarding a connection between family residency and a university degree, he explained: “After the issuance of Law No. 21 of 2015 and its executive regulations, this condition has been canceled therefore the Committee does not require a university degree for obtaining a family residency permit.

However, he said, the competent authority looks at the profession of the applicant and the salary ceiling and also on family housing to make sure that the applicant is capable to bear the burden of living with his family, and accordingly, RP approval takes place.

Regarding a question that a husband cannot be a sponsor of his wife in case the wife has a university degree and he does not have it, the Major General stated that this condition of having a university degree is no longer required.

Speaking about requirements of a family visit, the Director-General of the General Directorate of Passports said any person applying for a family visit or wants to bring relatives on visit visa needs to prove that he can provide them housing and capable to bear their responsibility. As for the requirement of being the first-degree relatives, the Major General said that the first-degree kinship was not a condition that can prevent entry visas for relatives of other degrees such as uncles as well as it also applies to the relatives of the wife.

When asked about any plans for opening new unified service centers, he stressed that the State has opened 15 service centers distributed throughout the country, and six service offices located at Qatar Airways, Qatar Financial Center, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, and the Higher Committee for Inheritance and Projects, adding that new outlets will open when and where needed. Al Ateeq explained that the new administration for recruitment support services plays an important coordination role between Qatar and labor-exporting countries through Qatar Visa Centers abroad.

He said that the service centres opened in the labour-exporting countries complete the procedures for obtaining residency permits for new workers, where they go through biometrics, medical check-up and also sign employment contracts and according to the results, they are granted entry visas and a residency permit in Qatar.

In response to a question whether the attestation of an employment contract from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Labour is a prerequisite for obtaining the entry visa, he explained that it is necessary to make sure that employment contract is attested and all the relevant documents are available via electronic systems and used by Qatar Visa Centers abroad to complete the necessary procedures for the entry visa and granting a residency permit to work in the State of Qatar.

With regard to non-renewal of residency permit, the Director General of Passports said that any person who fails to renew his residency permit in the required time, is actually committing a violation of the provisions of the law of entry, exit and residence of foreigners in the State of Qatar. In case of the inability to renew the residency permit within the legal period which is three months, there is a fine of QR10 enforced by the law which is paid by the violator for each day of delay for non-renewal of residency permit and QR200 for the visitor who exceeded the permissible period.

In case of non-renewal, the residency of the expatriate in the country shall be considered illegal and shall be subject to legal prosecution and the penalty as prescribed by law.

Regarding the accumulation of these fines, Al Ateeq said these fines have a financial limit of QR12,000 as a maximum for violating the non-extension of the visit visa and QR6,000 for the violation of non-renewal of RP.

With regard to the exit permit for employees and their job transfer to another employer, he said: “After the issuance of law No. 21/2015 regulating the entry and exit and residence, a committee has been formed to look into the grievances and complaints of residents related to exit.”

The Committee responds to any complaint or request relating to exit permit within three working days and the resident is allowed to leave the country unless there is a travel ban by courts or public prosecution as in this case it is not allowed to leave the country that can be done only after the removal of the order prohibited by the justice authority.

When asked why people visit the General Directorate of Passports despite the effectiveness of the service of Matrash 2 and its availability in the hands of people, Maj. Gen. Al Ateeq explained that the State has made great strides in utilizing electronic services especially the Matrash2 system and most services are provided through online service.

The Directorate General of Passports strives to provide all services through this system and other electronic applications in the coming period, he added.

Regarding the visitors, he stressed that most of them are elderly or individuals who are unable to use this service or companies’ representatives who have a shortage of certain conditions or sometimes people make mistakes and they visit for their correction or on reasons related to the system when it does not accept their applications due to some deficiencies and requirements which are lacking.

Regarding unbridled labor, Al Ateeq said that the existence of this phenomenon is linked to the fake companies that bring employees and leave them without jobs or allow them to work with others, sometimes with their consent and sometimes without their consent. “We coordinate with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and the security departments to carry out inspection campaigns, arrest violators and take legal action against them.”

He said that legal action is taken against companies that have hired them and companies that employ them illegally; as well many such companies were blacklisted and banned.

He added that the Ministry of Labour, scrutinises and examines the conditions of companies and their activities before agreeing to grant them permission to bring workers from abroad, and attest the contracts before saving them in the electronic system.

Al Ateeq stressed that this phenomenon has not disappeared permanently despite its significant decline. The situation is not like it used to be several years ago thanks to the strict measures taken by the concerned authorities against the fake companies violating the rules and rights of workers.

He added there were cases of unbridled labourers and workers being recruited without granting them jobs. “We also coordinate with the Embassies of their countries, cooperate in solving their problems, protect their rights by settling their situations in accordance with the law, and punish those who committed these violations.”

He added that the opening of Qatar Visa Centers abroad plays an important role in preventing such violations because the contracting process requires to ensure the integrity of the legal status of the company, its activities and also ensures the right of the worker, and these procedures eliminate the phenomenon of loose labor and protect rights of workers.

In this regard, he said, the General Directorate of Passports has plans to open new visa centres abroad in more countries. Currently, the focus is on Asian countries as main source of labour. He said that these centres will be opened in other labour-exporting countries, including Arab countries.

He said: “There are some workers who claim that the companies they work with have allowed them to work on their own.” He advised such workers not to violate the laws under the pretext that companies have allowed them because the company is the employer. If the company is unable to provide them with a job opportunity, they should look for another employer by resorting to the competent authorities to whom they should submit their complaints, Legal actions will be taken against the violating companies and the workers’ rights will be protected and their legal status will be rectified.

But if the worker is arrested without doing these procedures, it is considered an offending act same like the company that allowed him to do so, and action will be against them. At the end of the interview, Maj. Gen. Al Ateeq said that the law has become clear to all, including residents, and what we ask them to abide to its provisions.

“If they face a problem in renewing their RP, they should check with our concerned authorities before fines accumulation without complicating the problem and making their stay in the country illegal. It is best to address the problem at the earliest to avoid violation of law.”

Directing his talk to the citizens and residents, he said people should abide by the laws in force in the country because these laws laid the basis for their service.  “We have awareness campaigns through the Department of Public Relations and inform citizens and residents of all new laws, regulations, systems or procedures related to the work of this department.

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Residents children can work in the private sector without sponsorship change

Residents children can work in the private sector without sponsorship change

Doha: Ministry of Interior (MoI) made some important announcements today regarding the laws and regulations governing the expatriates and the labor market.

According to local media, a press conference was held today at the Officers Club of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in Wadi Sail where an official from the ministry said that children of residents will be allowed to work in the private sector without transferring sponsorship.

Director-General of Passports Major General Muhammad Ahmad Al Ateeq also said that a special work visa will be created for temporary work in industries, according to the need of the labor market. Work visas for temporary work will vary from one to six months.

The official also said that the fees for online MoI services will be reduced by 20 percent.

Officials from the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs attended the event.

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Indians in Qatar celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Indians in Qatar celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi – Qatar Post releases commemorative stamp to mark the occasion

Indians in Qatar marked the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi -‘Father of the Nation’ with a special event yesterday, at the Indian Cultural Centre in the presence of a huge number fellow countrymen, including Indian ambassador P Kumaran, Doha Bank Group CEO Dr R Seetharaman and ICC president A P Manikantan among other dignitaries.

Indian ambassador P Kumaran paying respect to the ' Father of the Nation.' Pic by Gulf Times

Indian ambassador P Kumaran paying respect to the ‘ Father of the Nation.’ Pic by Gulf Times

The event showcased an exhibition highlighting the life and activities of Mahatma Gandhi. It featured some of the major milestones in his life and his efforts for the freedom of India from British rule.

Students from Indian schools also presented a number of cultural programmes during the event to mark the occasion.

Some other events marking Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary have already been organised by the Indian Embassy during the past few months, including ‘Experiments with Truth’-  a photo exhibition at Katara, and a rendition of “Vaishnava Jan Te”, Gandhiji’s favourite bhajan, by Qatar-based singer Abdul Rahim.

Ambassador Kumaran highlighted Gandhi’s contribution to India and the world and remarked that the values practiced by Gandhi are very much relevant even in modern times.

“As we mark the sesquicentennial year of Mahatma Gandhi, several of the principles followed by him are honoured around the world even today. His ideals of non-violence and simplicity are time-tested and followed by many. He used very different and unique methods to fight injustice and oppression. Satyagraha, civil disobedience, non- violence, non-cooperation among others, were his powerful weapons to disagree with authorities as well as to express his innate desire to withstand injustice,” Kumaran added.

Chief Operations Officer, Qatar Post, Hamad Mohammed Al Fahida (left) presenting commemorative stamps of Mahatma Gandhi, to the Ambassador of India to Qatar, P Kumaran. . Pic by: https://twitter.com/qatar_post

Chief Operations Officer, Qatar Post, Hamad Mohammed Al Fahida (left) presenting commemorative stamps of Mahatma Gandhi, to the Ambassador of India to Qatar, P Kumaran.  Source: https://twitter.com/qatar_post

He noted that Qatar Post had released a commemorative postal stamp to mark the occasion and thanked the government of Qatar for the honour.

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Qatar Post releases commemorative stamp to mark the occasion – Source: https://twitter.com/IndEmbDoha

The postage stamp was launched by Hamad Mohammed Al Fahida, Chief Operations Officer at Qatar Post and Indian Ambassador P Kumaran on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s sesquicentennial birth anniversary, at an event dubbed “Celebrating Khadi: The Fabric of Freedom” at VCUarts Qatar on Tuesday.

The event also featured an exhibition and fashion show organised in commemoration of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and in line with India-Qatar 2019 Year of Culture.

“For us, this is a very special year because it’s India-Qatar Year of Culture and also the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, so we wanted to present something which projects Indian culture, Indian fashion, Indian textile industry and also link it to Mahatma Gandhi in some way,” said Kumaran speaking to the local media.

He also pointed out that Khadi, the favourite clothing of Gandhi is a sustainable and most eco-friendly fabric, and is becoming highly popular around the world.

The event showcased the creative use of the khadi, a fabric deeply associated with Gandhi and which played a pivotal role in India’s freedom movement, thus it has become known as ‘fabric of freedom’.

The exhibition paid tribute to the Father of the Nation while tracing the history of khadi and showcasing India’s vibrant khadi culture over half a century after Gandhi’s death.

Bidapa, a well-known Indian fashion guru and creator of high-profile fashion events, said he had been known for doing khadi shows in India as well as in cities around the world such as London and Tokyo but this was the first time for him to bring such event in the Middle East.

Dozens of khadi creations by some of India’s top fashion designers such as Abraham & Thakore, Rimzim Dadu, Abrar Ali, Bibi Russell, and Hemant Trvedi were met with ovations as models wearing the stunning designs sashayed the runway during the fashion show attended by ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions, VIP guests, Indian community leaders and fashion connoisseurs.

The event was organised by the Indian Embassy in association with VCUarts Qatar and the Indian Community Benevolent Forum.

Mahatma Gandhi, born on October 2,1869, is acclaimed internationally for his principles of non-violence. October 2 is also observed as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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Indian Embassy Qatar announces changes in timings of Consular Services

Indian Embassy Qatar announces changes in timings of Consular Services

The Embassy of India, Doha Qatar has announced a change in working hours of Consular Services. The regular Embassy working hours will start from 9 am and closes at 5:30 pm with a 30-minute break from 1 pm to 1.30 pm on all working days.

As tweeted on their twitter handle @IndEmbDoha, with effect from 8th September 2019 (Sunday), The Embassy of India announced the below change in timings of Consular services:

  • Submission of Applications: 9:15 am to 12:30 pm
  • Document Collection after completing consular services: 4:00 pm to 05:15 pm

Indian Embassy Qatar Consular Services Includes:

  • Undertaking the Passport and Miscellaneous Services and the foreign nationals by providing Visa Services.
  • Sponsorship Declaration
  • Power of Attorney (Property Matters)
  • Power of Attorney (other than Property Matters)
  • Employment Agreement
  • Sworn Affidavit for Obtaining Child’s Passport in India
  • Salary Certificate
  • Academic Degree / Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Life Certificate
  • Commercial Documents
  • Attestation of Documents issued by the State of Qatar
  • Registration of Indian Citizenship under Section 4(1) of the Indian Citizenship Act
  • Late Registration of the birth of the child
  • Issue of Emergency Certificate for one-way travel to India
  • Surrender of Indian Passport / Renunciation of Indian Citizenship

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‘Perfect Duet’ art exhibition showcases mother-son nexus | The ART29 Gallery

‘Perfect Duet’ art exhibition showcases mother-son nexus | The ART29 Gallery 

Qatar’s talented artist, Ahmed al-Jufairi and his mother, artist Hanady al-Othman, have opened the ART29 Gallery at W Doha Hotel & Residences.

According to a statement issued by W Hotel  & Residences – the exclusive art exhibition titled ‘Perfect Duet’ showcases the nexus of mother and son, cultures and histories, India and Qatar, and colours and mediums.

The collection of artworks on canvas and sculptures exhibition consists of 20 installations based on different mediums of art, such as sculptors, hints of fashion, digital prints, 3D and oil, and acrylic paintings.

Their collective Al-Jufairi and al-Othman each have a very distinctive interpretation on the Qatar-India artistic message, with al-Othman choosing to celebrate women in a very bright, colourful and empowering paintings, such as one series of paintings entitled ‘She Thought She Could/So She Did’.

‘As mother and son, there is no stronger connection. As artists I was surprised to see that we work well together professionally because that usually doesn’t happen, Al Jufairi said of their relationship as artists.

Al-Othman remarked, ‘This is my first exhibition, and I want to use this to show that it is never too late to make your dreams come true’.

Indian ambassador to Qatar P Kumaran said during the opening night: “The vibrant expression of this union between India and Qatar, nourished over centuries of trade and cultural links, has been interpreted and expressed by both artists Ahmed al-Jufairi and his mother Hanady al-Othman and highlights, with a warm sentimentality, the artistic interchange between our two cultures.”

W Doha general manager Wassim Daaje said: “It is another exciting time for W Doha and ART29 as we provide a creative space for the most heartfelt duo – mother and son, to showcase their work to the local community. Their undeniable connection and passion is clearly evident through their art, and truly shows their passion to communicate with people through their artistic pieces.”

The exhibition is open to the public until August 27, from 10am-10pm daily.

Many of the works, in fact, were inspired by their travels to India including Al Othman’s rendition of the Pink Mosque and Al Jufairi’s several works inspired by Indian cities including Agra, New Delhi, Jaipur, and Udaipur.

‘I took Jam, a character I’ve created and showcased in past exhibitions, to four cities in India and shot these amazing photographs. I studied the history of these cities and tried to integrate them in my art especially for this show, explained Al Jufairi.

‘Perfect Duet’ is open for public viewing at W Doha Hotel’s Art29 from 10 am to 10 pm until August 27.

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Indians in Qatar celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga with community get-togethers

Indians in Qatar celebrate 5th International Day of Yoga with community get-togethers

Indians in Qatar united in one accord to celebrate the 5th International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Assembling in large numbers in front of the iconic National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) members of the Indian community joyfully embraced the spirit of Yoga in the early hours of the memorable day.

Indian Ambassador P. Kumaran was the chief guest and his presence encouraged people to participate in the fitness regime.

The impressive demonstration of Indian expats practicing yoga was organized by the Embassy of India in Doha jointly with Qatar Museums and other Indian community organizations registered under the patronage of the Indian Cultural Centre.

The demonstration was an excellent opportunity for supporters of yoga to showcase the importance of this exercise to others by underlining the benefits to mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

Yoga originated in India ages ago and is a traditional and ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that focuses on the connection between the mind and the body.

There are multiple physical and mental benefits of yoga such as increased energy, improved metabolism, enhanced cardio and circulatory health, stress relief, calmness, and mental clarity, among others.

Led by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian missions across the globe celebrated the International Day of Yoga with an unprecedented gettogether of like-minded yoga enthusiasts.

According to Manjri Saxena in the Gulf Times, “ We recently celebrated the fifth International Yoga Day in Qatar. It was a very well organised event that had good help from the volunteers. Thousands of people from different communities, including all age groups, gathered to mark the event.

Yoga has many benefits that go beyond maintaining physical well-being. It also has mental health benefits and can also help people in maintaining a balanced metabolism, apart from reducing stress and improved energy and vitality.

The main yoga event was conducted by a reputed instructor and all the people followed the instructions. It was quite a vision to see a mass yoga event taking place in Qatar”.

According to The Peninsula, the celebration was a part of the global commemoration of the International Day of Yoga and was held at National Museum of Qatar from 5 – 6 in the morning and at Qatar Sports Club Multi-Purpose Indoor Hall from 7 – 8 pm in the following evening.

Yoga camps and workshops were also held at Asian Town, Al Khor, and Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum.

Dukhan recreational Centre hosted Yoga activities and many schools in Qatar also organised Yoga sessions during the week.

Yoga classes for Indian community-based in Al Khor were also organised by the community.

The various events in Qatar included Yoga demonstrations by experts and provided an opportunity for all to participate in sessions based on Common Yoga Protocol and comprised of various postures and breathing techniques, followed by meditation.

As a prelude to the celebration of the 5th International Day of Yoga, numerous workshops and also demonstrations in collaboration with well-known Doha based Yoga Studios were conducted by the Indian Embassy in last two months including workshops for students in various schools based in Doha.

The United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014, declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. Also on June 21, 2015, the first International Day of Yoga was celebrated worldwide.

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Mahatma Gandhi 150 – Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises

Mahatma Gandhi 150 – Indian Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises

Mahatma Gandhi admired as one of the most inspirational and transformative leaders across the globe. Mahatma left us from our midst many decades ago. But his life and soul continue to animate humanity not only in India but also beyond the Indian boundary.

As announced by Government of India Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Anniversary celebrated from 2 October 2019 to 2 October 2020. Union Government has also lined up events across the globe to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi. This initiative is primarily to propagate Mahatma Gandhi’s message at the National and International level. Events include,

  • Vegetarian Food Festival
  • Global Cycling
  • Promotion of khadi abroad as an “idea” and a “health solution”, and not just a “garment”

Click here to know the complete Gandhi 150 event calendar by Government of India.

As a part of the Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th celebration, On World Environment Day Ambassador to Qatar HE P. Kumaran initiated a sapling planting initiative in the Embassy premises. This initiative is in line with the saying of Mahatma “Be the Change you wish to see in the world

Mahatma Gandhi followed Ahimsa and non-violence. He taught us humanity, truth, and also wisdom. He showed us where there is love there is life. Let us all follow his path and make this world a beautiful place to live.

As stated in the website launched as a part of Gandhi 150th celebration,

A National Committee (NC) headed by Hon’ble President of India has been constituted for this purpose. This Committee includes Hon’ble Vice-President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Chief Ministers of all states of the country, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life. The NC will guide and approve policies/programmes/activities for the commemoration. Also, supervise the implementation of the decisions taken from time to time. An Executive Committee (EC) headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister with 19 members has also been constituted. The mandate of EC is to consider policies and lay down guidelines for the commemoration and chalk out the plan, programmes and activities under the commemoration. One meeting each of the National Committee and Executive Committee has been held on 2.5.2018 and 18.7.2018 respectively.

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Modi Returns – Congratulate and Wish Narendra Modi on the historic victory

Modi Returns – Congratulate and Wish Narendra Modi on the historic victory

QatarIndians.com team congratulates and Wish Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and also his team on the election victory. Look forward to greater success, peace, and prosperity under his leadership.

The 2019 election verdict came in stronger than the average of exit polls, with the NDA tally aggregating at 337 seats (as of 1630 hours IST), which resoundingly paved the way for Modi govt 2.0. After Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi is the only PM to return to power with full majority.Modi 2.0: Narendra Modi returns - Congratulate and Wish Narendra Modi on the victory

Modi 2.0 Highlights:

  • Modi 2.0 – The first prime minister to return to power winning a bigger vote share for the party and also only PM to return to power with full majority in the house of parliament (after Nehru and Indira Gandhi)
  • More than 41% of total votes polled for BJP
  • The BJP won 63 of the 65 seats in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh where it had lost the Assembly elections to the Congress just six months ago
  • Nifty touched 12,000 and also Sensex reached 40,000 – Lifetime highs on Thursday

In his victory speech, Narendra Modi described the “historic” election as a victory of the people and also an event for the world to admire and applaud.

This is the biggest event in the democratic world. The import of this victory will be recognised across the globe. This was an election fought and won by the people of India. The sentiment of the people is a guarantee for the bright future of India. I congratulate all the victorious MPs, whichever party they belong to and whichever State they belong to. I congratulate the winners in the Assembly elections. The BJP is committed to the Constitution of India and federalism. I assure the winners in Assembly elections that the Centre is a party to the progress of their States,” said the PM, tearing up and choking at least thrice during his speech.

Modi also made a pledge, “I will not do anything with bad intent, I will not do anything for myself. Each second of my day, every particle of my body belongs to the country.

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Who is going to be the next Prime Minister of India? Election Results 2019

Who is going to be the next Prime Minister of India – Election Results 2019

India, the world’s largest democracy had a 7-week long election process which ended a few days ago. 542 seats and 8000 candidates fighting for it. Counting starts tomorrow morning and by this time tomorrow, we will know Election Results and what people have decided. Whether people let Modi 2.0 starts or Rahul Gandhi Rules.

Indian voters are always capable of giving surprises. No matter who wins, the real winner will be India’s democracy. A day to celebrate India’s democracy.

Election Results 2019 – Vote Counting

Counting starts at 8 am IST and halfway through the counting process, we could see the trend and somewhat guess the winner. Winner of each constituency will also be declared tomorrow.

Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are the two largest pre-poll coalitions in this election. However, the state (regional) parties will play a big role in deciding the government formation. The regional parties which are not of any alliance will have the numbers to tilt the scales.

For the first time in a Lok Sabha elections, the results of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be matched with VVPAT slips. VVPAT slips are generated by paper trail machines. Before announcing the final results, 5 randomly selected EVMs will be counted in each Assembly segment after EVM votes are counted. Results may be delayed by 3-4 hours due to VVPAT counting, says EC

The President’s role after the elections is very important as there is a huge chance of a hung verdict. There is no rule book for him. President Ram Kovind is most likely to invite the pre-poll largest alliance with the highest number of seats will get the first chance to prove the majority and form the government.

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Available seats in four Indian schools | Tweeted Indian Embassy on 19-Apr-2019

Available seats in four Indian schools – Tweeted Indian Embassy on 19th April

On 19th of April, Indian Embassy on its Twitter posted that – As per our information, the number of seats available in various Indian schools in Doha as on date is as below:

https://twitter.com/IndEmbDoha/status/1119203021903286272

This information was published on 19th April 2019. Availability of seats could have changed now as many parents are looking for admissions are approaching schools every day.QatarIndians.com team did not verify the number of seats available in any of these schools. We request the parents to contact the schools directly and also get the updated information about the available seats

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As per the listed tweeted by Indian embassy, it shows 164 seats available for KG-1 and also 98 seats in KG 2 respectively. KG 1 & KG 2 seats are available in Scholars International School (100), Loyola International School (112) and Olive International School (50).

Loyola International School also has 231 seats available from grades 1 to 6.

Noble International School has 12 seats available in Grade 11 – Commerce group. Also they have 1 seat in Grade 7 and 10 seats in Grade 8.

Olive International School also has 28 seats from Grade 3 to 7. Also it has got 5 seats in Grade 9.

No seats are available in Scholars International other than the seats mentioned above in KG 1 & KG 2.

Loyola International School

Noble International School

The Scholars’ International School

Olive International School

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