Bahrain

Horce racing: Six races today
Mar 24

Horce racing: Six races today

Manama : Six Cup and one support race are scheduled today with BD16,500 in prize money up for grabs starting from 2.45pm in the 20th race meeting of the season at the Rashid Equestrian and Horse Racing Club in Sakhir. The three richest races worth BD3,000 each are for the Shaikh Sultan bin Hamad Al Khalifa Cup at 4pm,...

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Karting set for enticing battles
Mar 24

Karting set for enticing battles

Manama : Racing is set to intensify at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) today as the penultimate round of the Bahrain Karting Sprint Championship (BKSC) takes place in Sakhir.The BKSC will see battles in both round five of the 2016/2017 Bahrain Rotax Mojo Max Challenge (BRMMC) and round seven of the...

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Inter Hotel cricket: Domain Hotel win
Mar 24

Inter Hotel cricket: Domain Hotel win

Manama : The Domain Hotel and Spa edged out the Sheraton by one run in the latest matches of The Ritz Carlton Bahrain Sixth Inter Hotel Charity Cricket Tournament 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton Staff Recreation area.Batting first, The Domain Hotel  and Spa scored 47 for five in six overs with Rohan (11 off 5...

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Three Teams beat the Pros
Mar 24

Three Teams beat the Pros

Manama : Three teams managed to beat the Royal Golf Club’s team of PGA Professionals in the Club’s annual Pros Challenge.First place went to the team of brothers Badea and Ebrahim Esbai and playing partners Fahad Al Hakam and Khalifa Daij (nett 58.1), followed in second by Iftikhar Butt, Naeem Khan, Rehman...

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Wrong details  stamped on passport pages
Mar 23

Wrong details stamped on passport pages

Manama : The bizarre case of two Indian nationals who got their passports stamped with other people’s details on visa pages was solved in two days.Jithin Kumar and Sumith were the passport holders who had wrong details stamped on their passports.Kumar had details of another Indian national pasted on to his...

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Bowling: Bapco lead
Mar 24

Bowling: Bapco lead

Manama : Bapco beat the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) 8-0 to lead in the second week of the Bahrain Industrial Bowling League Golden Triangle League 2017 at the Fun Land Bowling Centre in Manama.The winning Bapco team now have 14 points, while EWA are still on zero points.Top scoring for Bapco was team captain...

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Indian School Bahrain steal semi final spot
Mar 24

Indian School Bahrain steal semi final spot

Manama : The Indian School yesterday completed the semi-final line-up of the intermediate boys stage football championship, at the Fourth Mini Olympics.With three teams tied up on five points in all three groups, the best runners-up team was decided through round robin matches as the Indian School scored victories...

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MoH fee hike hits traders hard
Mar 24

MoH fee hike hits traders hard

Manama : The Ministry of Health’s (MoH) decision to hike cigarette licence fees has negatively affected the small and medium businesses in the Kingdom. In the past, MoH had charged only BD25 for small and BD50 for medium businesses as fees for selling cigarettes. But the new rules of the MoH have made it...

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HM thanks well-wishers for attending wedding
Mar 24

HM thanks well-wishers for attending wedding

Manama : His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has thanked well-wishers who attended the marriage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.

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Three get death for  Qurrayah bombings
Mar 24

Three get death for Qurrayah bombings

Manama : The High Criminal Court yesterday sentenced three persons to death and four to life in prison for their role in the terror bombings in Qurrayah that targeted police officers. The court also sentenced eight persons to 15 years and two to 10 years and ordered the confiscation of all materials seized in their...

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A’ali flower show to bloom from today
Mar 24

A’ali flower show to bloom from today

Manama : The first edition of the flower show opens its doors today in Hoorat A’ali.Locally produced flowers will go on display in the exhibition, which is assumed to be the largest of its kind in Bahrain.The producers will exhibit high quality flowers, which include the special ‘Al Ward...

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Bahrain participates in GCC Statistical forum
Mar 23

Bahrain participates in GCC Statistical forum

Manama : Bahrain has participated in the First GCC Statistical Forum and accompanied exhibition aimed at strengthening statistical partnerships to support economic policies and GCC sustainable developments. Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) represented Kingdom at the...

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Leadership congratulates Pakistani president, PM
Mar 23

Leadership congratulates Pakistani president, PM

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Islamic Republic of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on his country's National Day.His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister sent a cable of congratulations and good wishes to Islamic...

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Al Baraka Bank  Sudan doubles  its Net Income
Mar 23

Al Baraka Bank Sudan doubles its Net Income

Manama : Al Baraka Bank Sudan, a subsidiary banking unit of Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG), announced yesterday a 135 per cent jump in its 2016 net income, from 2015, helped by success in diversifying income sources from commissions, fees and financing.Total assets increased by 24pc, financing and investments portfolio...

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Hanging Garden maintenance underway
Mar 23

Hanging Garden maintenance underway

Manama :  Following orders from His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa to undertake immediate maintenance for the Hanging Garden in Halat Bu-Maher, Acting Director-General of the Muharraq Municipality Abdulla Abdullatif Mohammed inspected the garden along with municipal officials....

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Council approves study on renovation of old buildings
Mar 23

Council approves study on renovation of old buildings

Manama : The Capital Municipal Council that held its meeting yesterday at the Ministry of Municipalities Hall, Manama, discussed bills and proposals numbering to six. The 19-member council  was chaired by Mohammed Ali Alkhozaae, Chairman of the Capital of Municipal Council.According to Jasim Redha, General...

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Art Exhibition BAB2017 focuses on emerging artists
Mar 23

Art Exhibition BAB2017 focuses on emerging artists

Manama : Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of HM the King and President of the Supreme Council of Women, emphasized on the importance of harnessing arts and artistic talents through conducting frequent exhibitions in the Kingdom of Bahrain, saying it as an integral part of bolstering...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Mar 23

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts an unsettled weather with scattered rain-showers may become thundery at times.Wind: Mainly southerly 5 to 10 knots at first increasing 10 to 15 knots and reaching 17 to 22 knots but variable with gusts may reach 35 knots at times.Temperature: 26 degrees Celsius and...

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Get ready for Spartan Race
Mar 23

Get ready for Spartan Race

Manama : Over 7000 people are expected to attend when the XDubai Spartan Race returns to Bahrain next month, organisers said yesterday.The race, proclaimed as the ‘The World’s Best Obstacle Race’ will be held on April 14. With the whole of Bahrain International Endurance Village in Sakhir as its...

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Tom Jones concert at Spring of Culture
Mar 23

Tom Jones concert at Spring of Culture

Manama : Legendary performer and recording artist Sir Tom Jones is set to perform at the electrifying grand finale of this years’ Spring of Culture festival. The concert will take place at Bahrain Bay at 8pm on 7th April. Tom Jones has cemented his place amongst music’s icons following a critically...

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‘Save to Sustain’  Bahrain celebrates World Water Day
Mar 23

‘Save to Sustain’ Bahrain celebrates World Water Day

Manama : The Kingdom’s Adhari Park was filled with smiles as over 100 students took up the cause of saving water at a World Water Day event hosted by the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) of Bahrain.The EWA celebrated World Water Day and Gulf Conservation Week (22-28 March) to create awareness about water...

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Bahrain condemns London terror attack
Mar 23

Bahrain condemns London terror attack

Manama : Bahrain condemned the terrorist attack that took place yesterday near the British Parliament and resulted in the death and injury of a number of people.The Foreign Ministry in a statement affirmed Bahrain’s solidarity with the United Kingdom in this criminal incident that is contrary to all moral and...

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60th anniversary of European integration celebrated
Mar 23

60th anniversary of European integration celebrated

Manama : The Embassy of Italy and the United Nations in Bahrain celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome on Tuesday.  The event was held in cooperation with the EU delegation in Riyadh, in the framework of a worldwide calendar of events promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs....

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British Club A, Dilmun Club B win netball titles
Mar 23

British Club A, Dilmun Club B win netball titles

Manama : British Club A defeated two-time defending champions Rugby Club A 17-12 to clinch the First Division title and BMMI Dilmun Club B were crowned champions of the Second Division following a 21-3 victory against Rugby Club B in the final round of matches of the Bahrain Expatriate Netball League at the British...

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Fleecing couple arrested
Mar 23

Fleecing couple arrested

Manama : A couple who had allegedly been cheating companies in Bahrain to the tune of BD55,000 was arrested in India, according to reports yesterday. An Indian couple, who reportedly cheated several companies and escaped to India, was arrested by the Indian authorities on Monday. Abdul Hakeem and his wife Naseema Bivi...

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Kanoo win soccer  crown
Mar 23

Kanoo win soccer crown

Manama : Kanoo International School were yesterday crowned intermediate girls stage football champions at the Fourth Mini Olympics on the seventh day of the Mini Olympics as they completed their round-robin competition on top with 15 points to secure the gold medal.Al Hekma (12 points) finished second for the silver,...

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Archaeologists discover graves, coffins, writings
Mar 23

Archaeologists discover graves, coffins, writings

Manama : Several archeological discoveries were made in different parts of Bahrain during the past twelve months.Gold pieces, graves, coffins and ancient writings, aging back to 2200BC, were found in sites including Wadi Al Sail, Karbabad, Karrana, Abu Saiba’a, Malkiya and Aali.This was unfolded during a lecture...

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Action sought against illegal  occupation of public spaces
Mar 23

Action sought against illegal occupation of public spaces

Manama : Residents in different parts of the capital have demanded strong action against people who are illegally occupying public parking spaces. “The residents in our area have more than two vehicles and they are reserving most of the spaces meant for parking. Previously, the Municipality had taken some action...

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BCL Golden League: Sprite CC beat Thunder Ball
Mar 23

BCL Golden League: Sprite CC beat Thunder Ball

Manama : Sprite CC defeated Thunder Ball by 111 runs in the latest matches of the BCL Golden League at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq.Batting first, Sprite notched up 211 for five in 25 overs  with opener Omer (88 off 66 deliveries) and Zeeshan (59) top scoring, with Sanjay (four for 27) the best of the...

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Roaming acts  to bring plenty of colour at Bahrain International Circuit
Mar 23

Roaming acts to bring plenty of colour at Bahrain International Circuit

Manama : Motorsport fans attending the 2017 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir will have plenty of entertainment to look forward to, with a wide array of international roaming acts ranging from sign spinners and ballerinas to crazy clowns and a World Parade...

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Royal Thai Friday Night launched
Mar 23

Royal Thai Friday Night launched

Manama : The Royal Thai recently launched its all-new Thai Friday Night. The buffet offers a variety of authentic Thai cuisine such as live dumpling cooking stations, Salad station and a variety of seafood’s made to cook at guest requirements.“Since launched, the Thai Friday Nights has received...

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Bahrain climbs up in World Happiness Report
Mar 22

Bahrain climbs up in World Happiness Report

Manama : Bahrain climbed up a place in this year’s World Happiness Report. The Kingdom is ranked 41st in the report that assessed  overall ‘happiness’ of nations around the world.  The report published by the UN’s Sustainable Development Solution Network is supported by a...

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Advancing your career with the right degree
Mar 22

Advancing your career with the right degree

Many of us eagerly try to pursue higher levels of education and degrees with the hopes such an achievement will help to climb higher on the career ladder or possibly obtain better jobs. While these reasons might be logical and valid for pursuing an advanced degree, the critical question is that, is this the best...

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BCCI to take stands for market growth
Mar 22

BCCI to take stands for market growth

Manama : The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) held a strategical conference-cum-workshshop yesterday at Al Dana Hall of Gulf Hotel here. The conference was reportedly to promote broader prospects among the members and to serve common interests as well as to share identical view points and...

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150 instructors  issued permits
Mar 22

150 instructors issued permits

Manama : More than 150 driving instructors were issued licenses in the past two years in a bid to enhance the driving learning process in Bahrain, Captain Khalid Bugais, Legal Affairs Head at the General Directorate of Traffic, has said. The number of Bahraini instructors at the country’s only driving school in...

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Need transparency on fiscal health status: MP
Mar 22

Need transparency on fiscal health status: MP

Manama : Bahraini parliamentarians are “crippled” as they are unaware of the financial status of the country, an MP claimed yesterday. Demanding Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa to “open-up” about the economic and financial challenges the Kingdom is witnessing, MP Isa Al Kooheji called...

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Expat worker found hanging #Bahrain
Mar 22

Expat worker found hanging #Bahrain

Manama : A Bangladeshi man yesterday apparently took his life at his accommodation. Humayun Barbor, an illegal resident, was found dead at around 9am at Naim area in Manama. His nephew Jahangir Mohammed, who is a vegetable vendor in Manama, told DT News, "I was the first one to enter the house at 9am and found him...

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514,000 expat workers;  7942 jobless nationals
Mar 22

514,000 expat workers; 7942 jobless nationals

Manama : More than half-a-million expatriates are working in Bahrain while around 8,000 nationals remain unemployed, MP Jalal Kadhim said in the house yesterday. Criticising the Government for not seeking solutions to replace foreign employment with nationals, Kadhim said: “Bahraini teachers and engineers are...

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Debate over weak diplomacy remark
Mar 22

Debate over weak diplomacy remark

Manama : A legislator’s comments on Bahrain’s diplomacy in the global arena as “weak” and “helpless”, sparked a heated debate in the House of Representatives’ weekly meeting yesterday. While discussing a proposal to establish more embassies in different countries,...

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Life sentence for Bahraini mother’s killer
Mar 22

Life sentence for Bahraini mother’s killer

Manama : A man who shot dead a Bahraini mother before her six-year-old son last December was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Military Court yesterday. The 34-year-old Bahraini military personnel had turned himself on the same day of committing the horrific crime on NoonAvenue in Riffa on December...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Mar 22

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a cloudy to partly cloudy weather with a chance of scattered rain at night.Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots by evening.Temperature: Maximum 27 degrees Celsius and minimum 19 degrees Celsius.Humidity: Maximum 90 % and minimum 45 %.Sea...

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Jaffer, Dharshini win table tennis gold
Mar 22

Jaffer, Dharshini win table tennis gold

Manama : Jaffer Ebrahim an Al Duraz School student yesterday captured the gold medal at the Fourth Mini Olympics for the table tennis singles title for intermediate boys division after a 3-1 (-7, 3, 1, 4) win over Sayed Hasan Ebrahim in the final at the Bahrain Table Tennis Association hall in Riffa. Hassan Ebrahim...

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Registration open for Bahrain Tennis Academy Junior tournament
Mar 22

Registration open for Bahrain Tennis Academy Junior tournament

Manama : Registration has opened for the Bahrain Tennis Academy (BTA) junior tennis tournament from March 31 until April 8 at the Dilmun Sports Club in Saar. Events will be held in four categories - 8 and-under, 10/under, 12/under and 14/under. The competition will feature matchplay in a round-robin format using...

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F2 testing at Bahrain International Circuit
Mar 22

F2 testing at Bahrain International Circuit

Manama : Bahrain’s race fans will get a small taste of world-class motorsport two weeks ahead of this year’s Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, when it hosts official pre-season testing in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. Newly rebranded as F2 after being known as the GP2 Series since 2005, the...

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Women wellness forum
Mar 22

Women wellness forum

Manama : Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) board member and Women’s Sport Committee chairwoman Shaikha Hayat bint Abdulaziz Al Khalifa arrived in Al Khobar to attend the “Women On Wellness Forum”. This event organised by Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Fund for Women Development, is scheduled to take...

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Illegal parking racket busted
Mar 22

Illegal parking racket busted

Manama : The police yesterday arrested the gang of three who have been illegally occupying the public parking space on the premises of Yateem Centre and Oriental Palace Hotel in the capital. The action follows a DT News report on Monday exposing a three-member gang extorting money from residents by illegally...

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Fast and furious racing for Elite 13
Mar 22

Fast and furious racing for Elite 13

Manama : The Bahrain Endurance 13 team comes off another big week of valiant racing with Fredrik Croneborg in fourth place at Ironman 70.3 Taiwan, while Javier Gomez, Terenzo Bozzone, Brent McMahon, and Javier Gomez raced among the world’s best in the inaugural Super League Triathlon on Hamilton...

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Brave 3  a huge success
Mar 22

Brave 3 a huge success

Manama : HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Honourary President of the Bahrain Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Founder of Khalid Al Khalifa Mixed Martial Arts Organisation (KHK MMA), expressed his joy at the outstanding success of the...

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Bell backs BIDEC
Mar 22

Bell backs BIDEC

Manama : Bell Helicopter, a commercial and military vertical-lift aircraft maker, have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) 2017.  Scheduled to be take place from 16 to 18 October 2017, this is Bahrain’s first tri-service defence...

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Arcapita Mosque wins top award
Mar 22

Arcapita Mosque wins top award

Manama : Arcapita Mosque won Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture in its second cycle, which received nominations for 122 mosques from the GCC region.  The award recognises Arcapita Mosque’s contemporary architecture and creative designs, embodying its Islamic uniqueness and aesthetic...

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