Bahrain

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Jan 22

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.39801  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 207.03934  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.45519  Swiss Francs CHF 2.60681  Egyptian...

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GCC Gold Rates
Jan 22

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 137.75 AED 146.50 AED Qatar 139.00 QAR 149.00 QAR Bahrain 14.20 BHD 15.10 BHD Kuwait 11.70 KWD 12.15 KWD Oman 14.90 OMR 15.50 OMR Saudi...

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 Bahrain condemns terror attack on Parachinar market
Jan 22

Bahrain condemns terror attack on Parachinar market

Manama : Bahrain has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing that targeted a market in the city of Parachinar in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and resulted in the death and injury to tens of people. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its sincerest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims...

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Sports Arbitration Centre to be launched in Kingdom
Jan 22

Sports Arbitration Centre to be launched in Kingdom

Manama : The first of its kind sport arbitration centre to solve sports disputes in the GCC will be launched soon in Bahrain, the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) announced yesterday. Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant general secretary and BOC general secretary Abdulrahman Askar revealed this during...

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Boudegzdame wins  ‘Arabs MMA Submission Of The Year’ award
Jan 22

Boudegzdame wins ‘Arabs MMA Submission Of The Year’ award

Manama : Brave Combat Federation fighter Elias Boudegzdame has been presented with the prestigious ‘Arabs MMA 2016 Submission of the Year Award with 61 percent of the fan voting for the fighter. Boudegzdame’s submission at Brave 2 earned first the place beating around 10 submissions nominated from different...

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Motorcyclists’ safety campaign  to continue till next month
Jan 22

Motorcyclists’ safety campaign to continue till next month

Manama : 'Ridesafe’ a campaign to  ensure the safety of motorcyclists will continue holding awareness activities as planned until the end of February 2017, said the Traffic Culture Director.  “Various awareness activities will be held during the campaign at shopping malls, camping areas and...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Jan 22

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate forecasts a mostly cloudy weather, and misty with scattered rain-showers at times.Wind: Variable 5 to 10 knots but mainly easterly 12 to 17 knots at times, becoming northwesterly later tonight.Temperature: Maximum 21 degrees Celsius and minimum 15 degrees Celsius.Humidity:...

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Medical fees hike;  Expats to feel the heat
Jan 22

Medical fees hike; Expats to feel the heat

Manama : The sudden hike in fees at government health centres and hospitals for expats might force low paid workers to turn to ‘alternative treatment’ which puts their health at risk, according to a social worker here. The increased fees at government health centres and hospitals could be too big of...

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Today in Bahrain
Jan 22

Today in Bahrain

TUNNEL V.7 - JACK STREET & JOSHUA COVE  Date : Today 7 pm - 23 Jan 2  Venue : Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa- Manama  Tunnel (Bahrain) is a dark and twisted unparalleled event experience for the music lovers. A true underground night dedicated to it’s strict music policy. No poster boys,...

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Asian man arrested with drugs worth BD236000
Jan 22

Asian man arrested with drugs worth BD236000

Manama : An Asian man has been arrested with 288 capsules (around 2KG) of heroin and 19 capsules of Shabu, both worth around BD236000 . Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science General Director Colonel Abdulaziz Al Rumaihi  said that the suspect possessed the narcotics for drug...

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‘Attackers wanted to sabotage Friday worship’
Jan 22

‘Attackers wanted to sabotage Friday worship’

Manama : The group of individuals, who attacked the Bahraini embassy in London on Friday, intended to prevent worshippers from attending the Friday prayer held at the embassy premises, according to sources. “The group of individuals gathered near the embassy to halt the work of diplomats and to prevent...

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Patient’s safety first
Jan 22

Patient’s safety first

Manama : Bahrain’s premier healthcare regulatory authority yesterday revealed stringent actions against 53 medical practitioners for medical negligence.  The move, intended to ensure high quality medical care, follows Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa’s directives to tackle...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Jan 21

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency Name Code Bank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.39801  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 207.03934  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.45519  Swiss...

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GCC Gold Rates
Jan 21

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 137.75 AED 146.50 AED Qatar 139.00 QAR 149.00 QAR Bahrain 14.20 BHD 15.10 BHD Kuwait 11.70 KWD 12.15 KWD Oman 14.90 OMR 15.50 OMR Saudi...

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Expatriates gather in support of Jallikattu in Bahrain
Jan 21

Expatriates gather in support of Jallikattu in Bahrain

Manama: Expatriates gathered at a Bahrain beach to voice support for the  2017 Jallikattu protests, also known as the pro-Jallikattu movement, which is rocking the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Hundreds of Indians including women and children gathered at the Asry beach with placards supporting Jallikkattu, a...

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Rock Star beat GT Abdulaal
Jan 21

Rock Star beat GT Abdulaal

Manama : Rock Star defeated GT Abdulaal by 69 runs in the latest matches of the BFC sponsored BCL Golden League T20 at the Busaiteen Grounds in Muharraq. Batting first, Rock Star managed to score 149 for three in its 20 overs thanks to fine knocks by Sukesh (55) and Jerrin (33), while in reply, GT Abdulaal were...

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Bapco Bowling: Marketing emerge as Champions
Jan 21

Bapco Bowling: Marketing emerge as Champions

Manama : Marketing (67 points) were declared champions in the eleventh and final round of the Bapco Interdepartmental Bowling League at the Ozone Bowling Centre in Sitra Mall. They defeated the Gas Team (12) 6-2 who finished bottom of the 12-team standings Top scorer for Marketing was Abdulla Abdul Kareem (244)...

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Wakame gallops to glory
Jan 21

Wakame gallops to glory

Manama : Outsider Wakame owned by Abdulla Fawzi, trained by Fawzi Nass and ridden by Darren Williams won the fifth race by a length for the Minister of Youth and Sports Cup for imported handicap (0-80) three years and upwards over 1,600 metres and worth BD2.500 yesterday at the twelth meeting of the season at the...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Jan 21

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications forecast a humid weather early today, becoming partly cloudy and cloudy with a chance for scattered rain in the evening.Northwesterly winds range from 8 to 13 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times during the day.Maximum...

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Human rights  situation revamp
Jan 21

Human rights situation revamp

Manama : There is meaningful improvement in Bahrain’s human right accomplishment according to Dr Abdulaziz Abdul, President of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR). Dr Abdulaziz Abdul also said that the authority holds unannounced visits to prisons to ensure that no one in the country is denied...

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Two men confess  to money exchange robbery
Jan 21

Two men confess to money exchange robbery

Manama : Two men, who were arrested in connection with the money exchange robbery at Umm Al Hassam on Monday have confessed the crime, according to Ahmed Al Buainain, Capital Governorate Chief Prosecutor.  The Public Prosecution has ordered to detain the suspects for further investigations. According to...

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Medical fees for expats hiked
Jan 21

Medical fees for expats hiked

Manama : The Health Ministry has informed that the medical care cost for non-Bahrainis at public hospitals and health centres will increase from BD3 to BD7, effective Friday. This came after a resolution passed by Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh, Minister of Health was published in Official Gazette and the decision...

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Today in Bahrain
Jan 21

Today in Bahrain

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS Time: 7pm Venue: Culture Hall Gansu Province Art Troupe, which will visit Bahrain to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with local Chinese communities and the Bahraini people, will give an outstanding performance featuring Chinese songs, dances, and acrobatics in the Culture...

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Bahrain embassy in London attacked
Jan 21

Bahrain embassy in London attacked

Manama : The Bahrain embassy at Belgrave Square in London was attacked by a group of individuals yesterday. A handful of the individuals closed the entrance of the embassy, using steel chains before the British police and security personnel stopped them, videos uploaded on the Internet showed. Some of them even...

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Reviving Heritage
Jan 21

Reviving Heritage

Manama : Efforts to revive National heritage sports received a major boost yesterday with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa affirming full support. 

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‘GCC  faces threat’
Jan 21

‘GCC faces threat’

Manama : Terrorist threats through the borders of Iraq and Yemen is creating a security challenge for the six member nations of Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC), said Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Allaying fears, the minister, however, said the GCC is closely watching the...

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Car destroyed in fire
Jan 21

Car destroyed in fire

Manama : Police are hunting arsonists after a car parked in the Northern Governate was gutted in fire, Interior Ministry said in a statement.  The incident reportedly occurred in the Saar Village.  “Civil defence extinguished a fire in a car in Saar area,” the statement said adding that the...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Jan 20

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.41460  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 207.03934  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.46260  Swiss Francs CHF 2.62398  Egyptian...

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GCC Gold Rates
Jan 20

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 137.25 AED 146.25 AED Qatar 138.00 QAR 148.00 QAR Bahrain 14.20 BHD 15.10 BHD Kuwait 11.70 KWD 12.15 KWD Oman 14.85 OMR 15.40 OMR Saudi...

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Mathias Hoplman wins boys singles title
Jan 20

Mathias Hoplman wins boys singles title

Manama : Mathias Hoplman won the  Boys Singles 12 years and under title in the Fifth E.K.Kanoo Junior Open Tennis Championship yesterday.  Hoplman an 11-year old student at St Christopher’s School and originally from Switzerland had to work hard to defeat 12-year-old Indian student Sparsh Parmar...

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Merdia’s Bonifazio sprints to podium finish
Jan 20

Merdia’s Bonifazio sprints to podium finish

Manama : Niccolò Bonifazio of Bahrain Merida Cycling Team at the bunch sprint was ranked third in the Tour Down Under stage 3 in Victor Harbour South Australia as they had another great result at the beginning of the season.  “It was a nice parkour, but finally, there’s a little climb,...

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Gulf Air takes off to Colombo
Jan 20

Gulf Air takes off to Colombo

Manama : Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, yesterday commenced its direct operations to Bandaranaike International Airport, in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo, with 5 flights per week. “We expect our newest destination to further enhance Gulf Air’s network while simultaneously appealing...

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Making the right career choice
Jan 20

Making the right career choice

Manama : A former resident of Bahrain, along with his fellow researcher claims to have formulated an advanced multiple intelligence test intended to help students choose the right career. After extensive studies Indian researchers Paul Maliakkal and N M Hussain,  formulated a multiple intelligence...

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Detective fined for failing to appear in court
Jan 20

Detective fined for failing to appear in court

Manama : A detective has been fined BD50 by the Court for failing to attend the hearing of  the case of 18 men implicated in connection with spying for Iran and terrorist organisation Hezbollah.  The Bahraini defendants, aged between 28 and 59,  are said to have created a group, namely “Al...

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Today's weather in Bahrain
Jan 20

Today's weather in Bahrain

Manama : The Meteorological Directorate at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications forecast a humid and relatively cloudy weather at first, becoming warm during the day.Southerly to Southwesterly winds range from 7 to 12 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots at times, becoming northwesterly later in the...

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The 30-day shopping extravaganza begins
Jan 20

The 30-day shopping extravaganza begins

Manama : Shop Bahrain, the largest nationwide festival Bahrain has opened its doors in the Kingdom. The 30-day celebration of Bahrain’s hospitality and tourism offers a wide range of events and unbeatable promotions was officially launched yesterday by the Chief Executive Officer of the Bahrain Tourism and...

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Reconsider decision on hallmarking charges: BCCI
Jan 20

Reconsider decision on hallmarking charges: BCCI

Manama : The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) has expressed discontent on the abrupt decision of the Precious Metals and Gem Testing Directorate of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism to charge BD1 per item instead of 30 fils per gram. The Chamber called the Ministry of Industry,...

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Ban on Al Wasat newspaper lifted
Jan 20

Ban on Al Wasat newspaper lifted

Manama : The Ministry of Information has lifted the ban on Al Wasat newspaper’s online edition. The ministry, however, cautioned that the media need to avoid publishing and posting anything that incites division or discord within the community, undermine national unity or disturbs peace. The Ministry...

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Bahrain urges to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims
Jan 20

Bahrain urges to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims

Manama : The Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, which is denied its fundamental and internationally-recognized rights, is facing inhumane treatment in detention camps, said Abdullah bin Faisal bin Jabur Al Doseri, Assistant to the Foreign Affairs Minister, at the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign...

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Today in Bahrain
Jan 20

Today in Bahrain

BHARAT SANGEET UTSAV  Time : 6.30pm  Venue: Golden Tulip Marquee  Indian Fine Arts Society is proud to present the conc luding event of Bharat Sangeet Utsav - a classical Carnatic vocal concert by the renowned duo Ranjani and Gayatri , at the Golden Tulip Marquee on Friday , January 20 at...

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Three -fold jump in cyber attacks
Jan 20

Three -fold jump in cyber attacks

Manama : There has been a three-fold increase in hacking attempts on government entities in the Kingdom, according to Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA). The startling data came to light at the second cyber hawks meeting on information security organised by iGA in cooperation with KPMG...

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Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates
Jan 19

Bahrain Foreign Exchange Rates

Currency NameCodeBank Transfer  UAE Dirham AED 9.69744  Australian Dollars AUD 3.39674  Bangladeshi Taka BDT 207.03934  Canadian Dollars CAD 3.44424  Swiss Francs CHF 2.61718  Egyptian...

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GCC Gold Rates
Jan 19

GCC Gold Rates

Country (22kt/gm) (24kt/gm) United Arab Emirates 137.00 AED 145.75 AED Qatar 138.00 QAR 148.00 QAR Bahrain 14.20 BHD 15.10 BHD Kuwait 11.70 KWD 12.15 KWD Oman 14.85 OMR 15.40 OMR Saudi...

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Dangers of the digital world
Jan 19

Dangers of the digital world

We have gone almost fully digital nowadays, in almost every aspect of our lives, the trivial part and the most complicated part. Our cars are computerized and programmed, trains and aircrafts are run by computers, and now unmanned air vehicles, which are also known as drones, are controlled remotely and flown without...

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BHB lists four Tbills and Ijarah worth BD201m
Jan 19

BHB lists four Tbills and Ijarah worth BD201m

Manama : Bahrain Bourse (BHB) announced yesterday the listing of four issues in the Treasury Bills Market worth a total of BD201 million, issued by the Central Bank of Bahrain with discount rates ranging between 2.15% and 2.32% for 3-6 months. With the listing of those issues, the total number of Treasury Bills...

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Jet Airways announces launch of Two-for-one scheme
Jan 19

Jet Airways announces launch of Two-for-one scheme

Manama : Jet Airways, India’s full-service international airline, has announced a ‘Two-for-one’ scheme allowing customers to book two premiere tickets for the price of one.  The limited period offer, according to the company, is valid for travel from any destination in the Gulf connected...

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Agro champs get big boost from Tenmou
Jan 19

Agro champs get big boost from Tenmou

Manama : Tenmou, Bahrain’s first ‘Business Angels’, hosted the first Future Agro Challenge (FAC) in Bahrain.  FAC, a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week, aims to promote innovative agro start-ups and entrepreneurs to contribute to the success of agriculture and the food...

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Jigesh leads Fortune to win
Jan 19

Jigesh leads Fortune to win

Manama  : Fortune edged out Star Cricketers with a last ball, one wicket win over Star Cricketers in The Indian Club Seven-a-Side Softball Cricket Tournament 2016 at its premises in Gudaibiya. Batting first, Star Cricketers made 47 for five in six overs thanks to a fine unbeaten knock by Arjun (26), but...

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Protected Cell Companies (‘PCC’)
Jan 19

Protected Cell Companies (‘PCC’)

A series of new laws have been implemented over the past 12 months with the principal aim of promoting business in Bahrain and encouraging investors to choose Bahrain as their destination of choice when doing business in the Middle East. The most recent of these changes include the introduction of protected cell...

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AAG bag Jim Porter Challenge Trophy
Jan 19

AAG bag Jim Porter Challenge Trophy

Manama : The Asian Amateur Golfers (AAG) team were victorious in this year’s Jim Porter Team Challenge Trophy at the Royal Golf Club with an overall team score of 246. The accumulative team stableford tournament, which was last played in 2013, is named in memory of former highly popular Royal Golf Club...

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