Bahrain

Woman gets one month jail term for drunk driving
May 29

Woman gets one month jail term for drunk driving

Manama : A Gulf national was sentenced yesterday to one month of imprisonment and deportation for three years for driving under the influence of alcohol. According to court files, the woman, who also holds the Finnish nationality, had stopped her vehicle in the middle of the road in Juffair area and...

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Fraud in GCC 6pc above global average
May 29

Fraud in GCC 6pc above global average

Manama : Bahraini companies and residents need to tighten their security against fraud as a study has revealed that fraud increased in the GCC more than any other region. Incidence of fraud in the GCC region is six per cent above the global average according to 2016-17 Kroll Annual Global Fraud and Risk Report....

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Cash borrowed from bank used to buy explosives
May 29

Cash borrowed from bank used to buy explosives

Manama : An accused being tried before the Fifth Higher Criminal Court in an explosives possession case yesterday admitted to borrowing BD120,000 from Future Bank to travel to China for purchase of special equipment used in the manufacturing of explosives. The accused also remitted around BD55,000 to another accused...

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Driver gets 18 months jail as crash leaves victim in coma
May 27

Driver gets 18 months jail as crash leaves victim in coma

Manama : A reckless driver was sentenced to 18 months in prison and BD1000 fine for causing an accident that resulted in the complete paralysis of a female driver. This was revealed in the final verdict by the Seventh Lower (Traffic) Court against the defendant on Thursday. Court files showed that the mishap...

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Several arrested  in Diraz released
May 27

Several arrested in Diraz released

Manama : More than 40 people who were arrested in Diraz on Tuesday were released by the police on Thursday. This was confirmed by the area’s parliamentary representative MP Jalal Kadhim, following his meeting with several MPs with Interior Minister Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al...

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16 get jail for terror crimes
May 26

16 get jail for terror crimes

Manama : The fourth High Criminal Court yesterday jailed 16 people  --- five for life, three to 10 years, five to three years and three to two years ---- for terror crimes, Chief Prosecutor at the Terror Crimes Prosecution, Isa Al-Ruwaie, said.  The court also revoked the citizenship of eight suspects and...

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Five killed,  30 injured in  Diraz violence
May 25

Five killed, 30 injured in Diraz violence

Manama : Five people were killed and 30 policemen sustained injuries during clashes between security forces and an illegally  gathered mob  in Diraz on Tuesday, Public Security Chief Major General Tariq Al Hassan informed during a press conference held here yesterday. Announcing the details of the security...

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More than 280 fugitives arrested in Diraz
May 24

More than 280 fugitives arrested in Diraz

Manama : More than 280 individuals wanted in terror related cases were arrested during a security operation conducted in Diraz village in the Northern Governorate yesterday. This was confirmed by Interior Ministry, which issued a statement clarifying that the operation resulted in the arrest of 286 wanted and...

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Jail terms suspended in illegal fund collection, money laundering case in Bahrain
May 21

Jail terms suspended in illegal fund collection, money laundering case in Bahrain

Manama : The Public Prosecution Advocate General stated that the High Criminal Court issued its verdict today in the case concerning the illegal collection of funds and the laundering of money obtained through criminal offences. All the accused in the case, including a religious figure, were given a one year...

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Schools attacked in Diraz, Karzakkan
May 20

Schools attacked in Diraz, Karzakkan

Manama : Education Ministry yesterday announced that two schools were recently attacked by “terrorists” in Karzakkan and Diraz villages in the Northern Governorate. Public Relations and Information Directorate at the ministry explained in a press statement issued here yesterday that Karzakkan...

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Narcotics worth BD10m destroyed by authorities
May 18

Narcotics worth BD10m destroyed by authorities

Manama : Narcotics worth more than BD10 million confiscated between 2008 and 2015 were destroyed by the authorities yesterday. This was announced by the Head of Judicial Inspection in the Public Prosecution and Head of the Committee for the Destruction or Delivery of Narcotic Substances and Instruments Subject...

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Salesman assaulted, shop robbed in Hamad Town
May 16

Salesman assaulted, shop robbed in Hamad Town

Manama : Police arrested three men on Sunday, a couple of hours after they robbed a mobile phones shop near Hamad Town and assaulted the salesman. Northern Governorate Police General Director Colonel Abdulla Al Jairan confirmed in a statement that three people, suspected of robbing mobile phones worth BD7,000...

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Three arrested for car robbery in Bahrain
May 15

Three arrested for car robbery in Bahrain

Manama : Police yesterday arrested three suspects involved in a chain of car robberies in different parts of the Kingdom. Muharraq Governorate Police Director General Brigadier Zuhair Al Absi yesterday announced the arrest of three suspected individuals of stealing and damaging cars in different governorates...

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Man arrested with 4kg of marijuana
May 14

Man arrested with 4kg of marijuana

Manama : An Asian man was arrested with over four kilogrammes of marijuana, authorities said in a statement yesterday. Confirming the arrest, the Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science General Director Colonel Abddulaziz Al Rumaihi said that the confiscated substance was worth BD8, 000. Initial...

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Cops arrest Romeo conman for blackmailing women with nude photos
May 14

Cops arrest Romeo conman for blackmailing women with nude photos

Manama : A Romeo conman accused of duping women into marriage with an intention to blackmail them by clicking their nude photos later has run into police net.  The man, whose identity is not disclosed, used his good looks and charm to trick women, who were finding it difficult to get a partner because...

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Escape attempt through airport foiled
May 09

Escape attempt through airport foiled

Manama : An attempt to assist a wanted individual escape Bahrain through Bahrain International Airport yesterday was foiled by airport police. A statement issued by Interior Ministry read, “Bahrain International Airport Police General Director announced yesterday the arrest of a number of individuals...

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Forced robbery suspects arrested
May 08

Forced robbery suspects arrested

Manama : A number of individuals suspected to be involved in forced robberies, damaging shops and impersonation of policemen have been arrested, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement. Investigations after the confiscation of the car they used for the crimes led to identifying the suspects. Legal...

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Cleric’s verdict postponed to May 21
May 08

Cleric’s verdict postponed to May 21

Manama : The trial of religious cleric, Isa Qassim, was yesterday postponed to May 21 to announce the final verdict. Qassim, who got his citizenship revoked last June for harming national security, is being prosecuted with others by the High Criminal Court for their involvement in illegal fundraising and money...

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Gas cylinders are ticking time-bombs in Capital
May 08

Gas cylinders are ticking time-bombs in Capital

Manama : The violation of gas cylinder rules continues to be a major threat to human safety in most parts of the Capital area. In spite of cylinder explosions and repeated warnings several restaurants still continue to violate the rules.   “I live in Shaikh Abdulla Avenue with my family, and I...

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 Woman linked to sex trade held
May 07

Woman linked to sex trade held

Bangkok : A Thai woman wanted for procuring young women into the flesh trade in Bahrain has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport, according to the Immigration Bureau.  Ananya Sakulrapha, 37, of Pathum Thani, was apprehended shortly after arriving at the airport on Friday. She was wanted on an arrest...

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Bahraini activist's house attacked
May 07

Bahraini activist's house attacked

Manama : The house of a Bahraini activist in Saar was attacked twice in a week, damaging two of his parked vehicles.  Sources told DT News that the house belongs to the former General Secretary of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions, Salman Al Mahfoudh.  The attack reportedly took place at dawn...

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Farm in dock for selling expired milk
May 07

Farm in dock for selling expired milk

Manama : Authorities yesterday initiated legal actions against a farm in Maqaba area selling expired milk. Actions were taken following a tip-off received.  Investigators at the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science found that the farm owners were buying expired or products...

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Street vendors openly flouting shrimping ban
May 07

Street vendors openly flouting shrimping ban

Manama : Illegal shrimping is continuing unabated in the Kingdom making a mockery of Bahrain’s laws and regulations in general.  Shrimping, as per an official decree, is banned for a period of six months, from March 15 to September 15, but it’s seldom followed.  The law also promises fines...

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License of recruitment agency revoked for posting bizarre ad
May 04

License of recruitment agency revoked for posting bizarre ad

Manama : The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has permanently revoked the license of a manpower recruitment agency that offered an Ethiopian housemaid as prize to the winner of a contest posted on social media. The measure follows after LMRA announced on April 12 that it had taken steps against an...

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Abortion charge: Court releases detained Indian lady doctor
May 03

Abortion charge: Court releases detained Indian lady doctor

Manama : An Indian lady doctor who was detained for more than 40 days over illegal abortion charges has been released by the court untill the final verdict in the case is pronounced on May 31. The woman was arrested by the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science, in cooperation with...

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Foreign firm downs shutters  sans paying BD2.6m to Bapco
May 02

Foreign firm downs shutters sans paying BD2.6m to Bapco

Manama : A foreign company downed its shutters last November and moved to the UAE without paying its BD2.6 million debt to Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco). Bapco has lodged a complaint with the Urgent Matter Court, demanding provisional seizure of the company’s equipment and belongings. According to...

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Two Bahraini men jailed  for sectarian crimes in UAE
Apr 29

Two Bahraini men jailed for sectarian crimes in UAE

Manama : The Court of Appeals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sentenced two Bahraini men to three years in jail and a fine of AED500,000 (BD51,000) for committing sectarian crimes. The two men had appeared in an online video last year, uttering sectarian statements, while in Dubai, in support of the Popular...

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Expat falls from building, dies
Apr 27

Expat falls from building, dies

Manama : A man died after he fell off a building in Janabiya at around 11:30 am yesterday. The deceased is Bala Ram Saini, a 49-year-old expat from India, who worked as a mason for a contracting company. He fell off from the second floor of the building. Though he was rushed to Salmaniya Medical Complex, he...

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Asian cleaner attacked in Diraz
Apr 26

Asian cleaner attacked in Diraz

Manama : An Asian cleaner was brutally attacked the other day in Diraz. Reports confirmed that the man was assaulted by a group of masked men who asked him not to come and clean their neighbourhood again. Northern Area Municipality General Director Yousif Al Ghatam condemned the assault in a statement issued...

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Expat injured in car mishap
Apr 26

Expat injured in car mishap

Manama : An Asian expatriate sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a speeding car while crossing the road at the King Faisal Highway.  The injured is Mojahid Iqbal, 43, a Pakistani expatriate. The car was driven by a Bahraini man. The officials arrived immediately at the crime scene and the...

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Cops hunt for gang leader in flesh trade
Apr 26

Cops hunt for gang leader in flesh trade

Manama : Police have launched a manhunt to nab the leader of a gang who reportedly operated a flesh trade racket in Muharraq. The authorities began the search for the expatriate gang after receiving a tipoff about an Indonesian woman being held captive in Muharraq. The woman was reported to have been in a bad...

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Two establishments shut for violating the law
Apr 25

Two establishments shut for violating the law

Manama : The Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry has shut down two companies for violating commercial rules and regulations, it was announced.  The ministry, in a statement, said that the Industrial Areas Development Directorate closed down two companies for a period of two weeks, citing violations....

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Two get jail for terror activities
Apr 25

Two get jail for terror activities

Manama : The High Criminal Court yesterday sentenced two terror suspects to ten years in jail on charges of undergoing training in use of weapons and explosives to carry out terror attacks, Deputy Prosecutor of the Anti-terror Crime Prosecution, Mohamed Al Nuaimi said. The accused were stripped of their...

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Workshop assembling  used surgical tools shut
Apr 24

Workshop assembling used surgical tools shut

Manama : The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) and Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry have shut down a workshop assembling used surgical tools imported from a neighbouring country to distribute in the Kingdom. The workshop was operating in the backyard of a villa to illegally manufacture surgical...

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Paris attack : Narrow Escape for Bahraini official
Apr 22

Paris attack : Narrow Escape for Bahraini official

Manama : A Bahraini official has spoken of his narrow escape after gunfire rattled the famed Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday sending tourists and local dash for their lives.  Surviving the gruesome attack was Bahrain News Agency Acting General Director Muhannad Sulaiman, who was in Paris on an official...

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Man dies in Bahrain road accident
Apr 21

Man dies in Bahrain road accident

Manama : A Bahraini citizen was killed, when the vehicle he was driving met with an accident on Wali Al Ahd Avenue near the Military Hospital yesterday. The Interior Minister in a statement later confirmed the incident.  According to the statement, the mishap took place at around 9am on the lane towards...

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Arad School vicinity a breeding ground for snakes and rodents
Apr 18

Arad School vicinity a breeding ground for snakes and rodents

Manama : The area surrounding Arad Elementary Boys’ School in Muharraq Governorate is a breeding ground for snakes, rodents and other reptiles. Recently, a snake was found inside the school campus creating panic among children and their parents. The area is filled with filth and garbage, making it a haven...

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Several people arrested after a massive brawl in Sanad
Apr 17

Several people arrested after a massive brawl in Sanad

Manama : Several people were arrested after a massive brawl between locals and expats near a constructions and sanitary tools store in Sanad on Sunday. The fight apparently erupted inside the shop as a Bahraini customer disagreed with the Bangladeshi salesmen on the price of some tools. The customer threatened the...

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SMC doctor attacked
Apr 16

SMC doctor attacked

Manama : A doctor was assaulted by two Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) patients at the Hereditary Blood Disorder Centre at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) on Friday. Confirming the incident, Hospitals Affairs Assistant Undersecretary in Health Ministry Dr. Waleed Al Manea said that the Bahraini doctor sustained...

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Exchange House robbery: Suspect held, cash seized
Apr 13

Exchange House robbery: Suspect held, cash seized

Manama : A man was arrested yesterday in connection with the exchange house robbery that occurred in Riffa last week, and the entire amount robbed was confiscated by the police. Southern Governorate Police Director General Colonel Mubarak Abdulla Al Merri confirmed this in a statement published by the...

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200 illegal workers nabbed in Capital
Apr 13

200 illegal workers nabbed in Capital

Manama : Around 200 illegal workers were nabbed in the Capital in the first three months of this year, it was announced yesterday. Majority of the workers nabbed were illegal street vendors wandering the streets of Manama. This was announced yesterday by Engineering and Investment Services Director at the...

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Ministry rubbishes  rumours of spying
Apr 13

Ministry rubbishes rumours of spying

Manama : Bahrain’s Government confirmed yesterday that it was not spying on citizens and residents as alleged by posts circulating on social media, DT News has learnt. A spokesperson in the Anti-Cybercrime Directorate in Interior Ministry confirmed to DT News yesterday that “the circulated news is...

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Attempts to smuggle out liquor and pork foiled
Apr 12

Attempts to smuggle out liquor and pork foiled

Manama : Saudi authorities have foiled more than 100 attempts to smuggle out liquor and pork products from Bahrain to Saudi in the past nine days. According to a statement issued yesterday by Saudi Customs, a total of 102 vehicles were detected attempting to smuggle out prohibited items to Saudi through King...

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LMRA action against agency for human trafficking attempt
Apr 12

LMRA action against agency for human trafficking attempt

Manama : The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has taken a series of measures against an employment agency after it committed offenses classified as suspicious human trafficking. LMRA said that immediate measures, including suspending the license of the concerned employment agency were taken as soon as it...

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Three arrested for robbery
Apr 11

Three arrested for robbery

Manama : General Director of Capital Governorate Police yesterday arrested three Bahrainis involved in a robbery case, within 24 hours of reporting the case. One of the three accused reportedly stole BD21,000 from the salaries of the employees of a company he was working for. Investigations revealed that he...

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Asian man found dead in Salmabad
Apr 09

Asian man found dead in Salmabad

Manama : An Indian expat Lakwinder Singh, was found dead at the Salmabad labour camp yesterday at 7:00 am.  “We have informed his family members and we are in a process of getting the clearance from all the ministries and send his body back home,”one of our sources told DT News.  Ministry...

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Four men held for robbery
Apr 07

Four men held for robbery

Manama : The General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science has arrested four Asians who allegedly assaulted Rajnikanth Fichadia, 59, owner of the World Jewellers, and robbed gold ornaments worth BD13,000.  The case is referred to the public prosecutor for further action.  The...

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Employee decamped with BD9,500
Apr 06

Employee decamped with BD9,500

Manama : An expatriate employee has been accused of stealing a large amount of cash from a property developer in the Kingdom.   The accused, a Bangladeshi national allegedly decamped with BD9,500 from Hi-Life Property Development in Juffair’s Silver Tower, where he worked as a receptionist. 

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Attempt to smuggle in liquor to Saudi foiled
Apr 05

Attempt to smuggle in liquor to Saudi foiled

Manama : Saudi Customs officials have foiled an attempt to smuggle in more than 800 cans of beer and around 80 bottles of liquor from Bahrain. The liquor bottles and cans were hidden in two cars proceeding from Bahrain through King Fahd Causeway to Saudi Arabia. King Fahd Causeway Customs in Charge Sulaiman Al...

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Exchange house robbed
Apr 05

Exchange house robbed

Manama : A currency exchange house in Riffa was robbed by a masked man on Tuesday. Southern Directorate Police announced that it’s investigating robbery at the exchange company without revealing further details. Eyewitnesses informed that police cordoned off the area, while teams from the General...

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