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Man from Manjeshwar dies in Qatar due to heart attack

Kasargod: A person from Manjeshwar died due to cardiac arrest in Qatar on Wednesday August 12.

Basheer (35), son of Ibrahim Haji, a resident of Irshad nagar in Udyavar.

It is reported that Basheer was suffering from chest pain since five days. He was admitted to a hospital in Doha. But on Wednesday he died after failing to respond to the treatment.

Basheer was working in Qatar since many years and recently had built a home in his hometown. He was making all the preparations for the house warming ceremony of the newly built house.

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KIC national committee inaugurated in Qatar

Qatar: Karnataka Islamic Centre which was started in Kumbra in Puttur eighteen years ago with the grace of Sayyed Muhammed Shihab Tangal is since providing religious and academical education under Jamia Al Khousar Shariyat college. The new national committee of the organisation was started in Qatar led by Ustad Samshuddin Hanifi.
Many people from Karnataka and Kerala participated in the program that was organised at Doha Sunni centre. The program was started with a Dua by Ustad Samshuddin Hanifi. New national committee was formed on this occasion.
President: Janab Ashraf Valpady
General Secretary: Nasir Kumbra
Treasurer: Rashid Kakkinje
Executive president: Ilyas Muriyala
Organising secretary: Iqbal Mukhwe
Honarary advisor: K.B Ibrahim Haji Mandekolu Sullia,Abdul Monu Moidin Mangaluru
Vice president: Muhammed Imran Bantwal, Abdul Rehman Peraje, Razak Vittla
Joint Secretary: Sharif Kumbra, Amir Hamza B.C Road
Accountant: Aziz Hameed Saradka
Convener: Naufal Koringila, Ashraf Vujambady, Aziz Bettampady
Members of executive committee: Yahya Maoulvi Kavu, Asif Uppinangady, Zakariya Bambrana, Shafiq Kattathar, Shafi Bellare, Sharif Delampady, Farooq Kumdaje, Ansar Kumbra, Ashraf Mura, Sattar Madaka, Abdul Khader Madannur, Latheef Papethadka, Mammu Papethadka, Sharif Papethadka, Haris Delampady, Salam Arikkadi, Anwar Sadat Panemangaluru, Dawood Kavu, Musthafa Ullal, Siddiq Bullerikatte, Razak Pallappady, Latheef Koornadka, Ansar Athoor, Iqbal Kakkinje.

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At least four expats killed in Al Kharrara collision

Four men have been killed in a road accident outside Mesaieed earlier this morning, when a mini-bus apparently collided with a truck.

Speaking to Doha News, a source at Wakrah Hospital, where the bodies were taken, said the deceased are two Nepalis and two Filipinos. All are understood to have died from head injuries in the crash.

At least some of those who died worked for Doha-based construction company IMCO Engineering. A representative from the company confirmed the deaths to Doha News, but did not comment further.

It is understood that the victims’ next-of-kin are being informed. It remains unclear how many people were injured in the accident.

Photographs circulating on social media show a white bus turned over on its side and lying at a right-angle to the road, with the driver’s cabin against a crash barrier.

The right side of the vehicle is badly damaged, and personal belongings appear scattered on the road. A number of trucks can be seen at the accident site, as well as at least one unconscious person.

Emergency vehicles and at least one air ambulance could also been observed at the scene.
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At least one killed after crane falls down on Old Airport Road in Qatar

At least one person has been killed after part of a construction crane collapsed near F Ring this morning, according to photos of the accident.

According to witnesses who spoke to Doha News, the crane fell across both sides of traffic near the old Airforce Roundabout, creating massive traffic backups in the area.One motorist said she saw an ambulance onsite treating people for their wounds.

Several photos of the scene being passed around on social media show a body covered in a blue sheet and blood splattered on the crane crash site.

The fate of the crane operator remains unknown.

The Ministry of Interior has yet to comment on the incident.

It is unclear which company was operating the crane. The accident took place near a Qatar Rail site, but a spokesperson there said the incident had nothing to do with its project and was operating on a separate construction site.

As police work to clear the crane, traffic is being rerouted onto F-Ring Road through side streets.
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Doha Film Institute’s third Ajyal youth festival to return in November

The Third annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival will take place at Katara Cultural Village from Nov. 29 until Dec. 5 this year, the Doha Film Institute (DFI) has announced. 

The Arabic word Ajyal translates into “generations,” and the seven-day event caters to young people, as well as offers screenings and events that support and promote local and regional film-makers.

Though organizers have yet to release a detailed line up of this year’s event, confirmed offerings include The Sandbox digital exhibition space, outdoor screenings and the Doha Giffoni Youth Summit industry gathering.

In a statement, Fatma Al Remaihi, DFI head and film festival director, said:

“In just two editions, we have defined a unique niche for Ajyal in the international film festival landscape.

The first two editions have shown us that we can make a positive impact on young people’s lives through cinema, and the feedback we have received from festival-goers both young and old, reinforces our belief that there is a need for a cultural event of our own that addresses the creativity of our youth.”
This year’s festival is also expected to see the return of youth juries, comprising of volunteers aged 8-21 years old who watch, analyze and discuss movies made by filmmakers from around the world.

The juries are divided into three age groups – Mohaq for jurors aged 8-12 years, Hilal for those aged 13-17 years and Bader for 18-21-year-olds.

Collectively, the juries select five directors or producers to receive Best Filmmaker awards, which gives them funding towards their next movie. The registration process to apply to become a juror will open in September, DFI said.

The Ajyal Festival started in November 2013 after DFI redesigned its events to focus on young people following the end of its four-year partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival.
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Qatar-Strong winds are likely for four days

Qatar is expected to be affected by yet another bout of strong winds and resultant dust and sandstorm for four days from tomorrow night. Fresh-to-strong northwesterly wind that could reach up to 35 knots at times inshore and 40 knots at times offshore has been forecast by the Met Office. The wind is expected to generate waves offshore between six to 10ft and reaching up to 13ft at places. Visibility may come down to 2km at places, especially in the open areas due to blowing dust and sand. The wind is also forecast to cause a drop in the maximum temperature to 37-39 °C and the minimum between 25-28 °C in Doha, and less in Southerly areas, until Tuesday midday.
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Work to start on QR17bn mega reservoir project

Qatar: The mega reservoirs are being built as part of a government plan to meet the growing requirements for potable water in the country

The foundation stone of the QR17bn Mega Reservoirs Project was laid yesterday by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani at Al Mazrouah, on the outskirts of Umm Salal Ali and about 40km from Doha.

The function was held at a site adjacent to where the excavation for the gigantic project commenced a little more than a year ago. The project site, spread over 1sq km, is about 12km off the truck route between Lusail and Salwa.
The reservoir in Al Marzouah is one of the five mega reservoirs to be set up in the country as part of the project, expected to be fully commissioned by the middle of 2018.
The works of other reservoirs will be taken up in coming months in Umm Birka, Rawdat al Rashed, Abu Nakhla and Al Thumama, HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed Saleh al-Sada said.
The mega reservoirs are being built as part of a government plan to meet the growing requirements for potable water in the country which witnessed a huge growth in its population in the last one decade.
Potable or desalinated water for the country’s residents is generated at locations in Ras Laffan and Ras Aboud ;">60,000 truck loads of pipes needed for construction

The construction of the five major water reservoirs across the country would require no less than 60,000 truck loads of pipes, it was informed yesterday. The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) sources said the construction, which could spread over three years, would require more than 510,000 tonnes of pipes. The water stored in each of the new facilities at one time would be close to what is usually stored in more than 500 Olympic standard swimming pools.
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Qatar tackles weighty problem with national sport day

Doha: More than a million Qataris were given a day off work on Tuesday to take part in a nationwide day of sport amid growing concern at obesity levels in the state.

Although the annual Qatar National Sport Day is meant to be a fun event with beach volleyball, jogging, fitness boot camps and even a screening of the boxing movie Rocky, it contains a serious message.

Qatar, for all its recent association with sport, has a weight problem.

The first results from an ongoing two-year study by the Qatar Biobank, a medical research facility, published at the beginning of this year found that 73 per cent of Qataris were classified as “overweight or obese”.
The same research — covering 1,200 Qatari nationals and long-term expatriates — also discovered that 76 per cent of men and 70 per cent of women are at risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

And only two in ten Qataris do any kind of exercise each week.

‘Lifestyle issue’
Hadi Abdul Rahim, managing director of Qatar Biobank, says the obesity problem is “a lifestyle issue” and is typical of “a country [which] is growing and developing quickly”.

The problem is so grave that accounting giant PwC has advocated that Qatar introduce a tax on fatty foods to encourage healthier eating.

National Sport Day locations also include “diet shops” and there are cash prizes offered for those Qataris who have lost the most weight throughout the year.

It is the fourth consecutive year Qatar has held the event, which gives the working population of more than 1.2 million people a day off — traditionally on the second Tuesday in February.

Athletes such as British double gold medal Olympian runner Kelly Holmes were invited to attend.

Other events included a one kilometre children’s run, beach tennis and a “5,000-step journey” — a roughly 40-minute walk for families.

Shaikh Saud Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, secretary-general of the Qatar Olympic Committee, said the Gulf state faced similar problems to other nations where driving to work, sitting in an office or in front of television or computer screens mean people are less active.

“It is a problem everywhere in the world,” Shaikh Saud, a keen cyclist, said.

“The most important thing is to make awareness for sport for the whole year.

“It is not meant for one day. One day is like ... the wake-up call, to make you understand how sport is important in your life.”
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