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  • <p><em>&nbsp;Mr Kurian and Mr Gandhi during their meeting.</em></p><p>Bahrain-based AL Namal and VKL Group chairman Varghese Kurian met Indian National Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Dubai. Mr Gandhi met business leaders at an interactive meeting organised by the Indian Business and Professional Council. The programme included a cultural festival to mark 2019 as the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and celebrate strong ties between the UAE and India.</p>
    Bahrain businessman meets Indian leader
    16-01-2019 01:39 AM
  • <p>His Majesty King Hamad yesterday received at Sakhir Palace former Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and international co-operation Mohamed Benaissa, marking his visit to Bahrain. The King welcomed Mr Benaissa, who is also the secretary-general of Assilah Forum Foundation and member of the jury arbitrating the Isa Award for Service to Humanity. He hailed strong relations with Morocco and King Mohammed’s crucial role in consolidating ties.</p>
    King Hamad received former Moroccan minister of foreign affairs and international co-operation
    15-01-2019 09:46 AM
  • <p>Princess Sabeeka yesterday received parliament chairwoman Fouzia Zainal and congratulated her on winning the “Best Political Achievement for Arab Women in 2018” award. She lauded the achievements of Bahraini women. Princess Sabeeka also commended the King’s support which further enhanced the role of Bahraini women in the nation’s development.</p>
    Princess Sabeeka congratulated parliament chairwoman Fouzia Zainal
    15-01-2019 09:41 AM
  • <p>INJAZ Bahrain chairwoman Shaikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa and KPMG in Bahrain managing partner Jamal Fakhro have signed a memorandum of understanding to support INJAZ Bahrain’s programme digitalisation, annual impact assessment and volunteering opportunities – to help create a better future for Bahraini youth. Above, Shaikha Hessa and Mr Fakhro sign the memorandum.</p>
    Memorandum of understanding signed to support INJAZ
    15-01-2019 09:35 AM
  • <p>Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza and Transportation and Telecommunications Minister Kamal Ahmed attended the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the Shaikh Zayed Sustainability Award in Abu Dhabi. Electricity and Water Authority chief executive Shaikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and&nbsp;Supreme Council for Environment chief executive Dr&nbsp;Mohammed&nbsp;Mubarak&nbsp;bin Daina&nbsp;were also present. The event was opened in the presence of UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Shaikh Zayed Award for Sustainability was presented and innovators, institutions and schools were honoured.</p>
    Electricity and Water Affairs Minister and Transportation and Telecommunications Minister attended an opening ceremony
    15-01-2019 10:35 AM
  • <p>The Northern Municipality has planted 250,000 petunias in colours to form Bahrain’s flag along highways and roundabouts, including Waley Al Ahd Highway and roundabouts 17 and 19 in Hamad Town and the southern gate, said its director general Lamia Al Fadhala.</p>
    Northern Municipality planted 250,000 petunias in colours to form Bahrain’s flag
    15-01-2019 10:37 AM
  • <div><div>THE Indian School Bahrain (ISB) celebrated Vishwa Hindi Divas at the school’s Jashanmal Auditorium in Isa Town. Organised by the school’s Hindi Department, the programme was inaugurated by chief guest Lions Club of Riffa president Sanjay Gupta who spoke on the importance of the language. He also distributed certificates to intra-school competition winners. The event featured a variety of entertainment programmes. Present were school principal V R Palaniswamy, members of the ISB executive committee, officials, students, parents and guests.</div></div>
    ISB celebrated Vishwa Hindi Divas at the school’s Jashanmal Auditorium in Isa Town
    15-01-2019 09:38 AM
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    ISB celebrated Vishwa Hindi Divas at the school’s Jashanmal Auditorium in Isa Town
    15-01-2019 09:38 AM
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    ISB celebrated Vishwa Hindi Divas at the school’s Jashanmal Auditorium in Isa Town
    15-01-2019 09:38 AM
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    ISB celebrated Vishwa Hindi Divas at the school’s Jashanmal Auditorium in Isa Town
    15-01-2019 09:38 AM
  • <p><em>&nbsp;Mr Sinha honouring the winners.</em></p><p>Students from several schools teaching India’s Central Board of Secondary Education curriculum in Bahrain celebrated Vishwa Hindi Diwas at the Indian Embassy complex in Seef District.</p><div>Literary competitions were conducted by the embassy, with students showcasing their talent in poetry recitation, solo singing, handwriting and slogan writing, among others.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>New Millennium School students Parthi Jain, of Class VI, won the first prize in poetry recitation, Harapriya S Patil won the second prize in handwriting and Ira Bishnoi Khanna, of Class IX, won the third prize in solo singing.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha distributed prizes to the winners.&nbsp;</div><p><em><br></em></p>
    'Vishwa Hindi Diwas' celebration
    14-01-2019 10:26 AM
  • <p><em>&nbsp;Mr Sinha honouring the winners.</em></p>
    'Vishwa Hindi Diwas' celebration
    14-01-2019 10:26 AM
  • <p><em>&nbsp;Mr Sinha honouring the winners.</em></p>
    'Vishwa Hindi Diwas' celebration
    14-01-2019 10:26 AM
  • <p><em>Gautam Mahesh, first prize in Hindi solo singing competition</em></p>
    'Vishwa Hindi Diwas' celebration
    14-01-2019 10:26 AM
  • <p><em>Keziah Sara George, first prize in poster making competition</em></p>
    'Vishwa Hindi Diwas' celebration
    14-01-2019 10:26 AM
  • <p>A delegation from Dar Al Muharraq Parents&rsquo; Care Home visited Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), Sitra. Corporate communications manager Zuhair Tawfiqi and several members of the youth committee welcomed the elderly and briefed them on the business philosophy and operational strategy. The visitors also learnt of the company&rsquo;s management methodology, production and export capabilities as well as its achievements in safety, quality, environmental conservation and community contributions. They then toured the company&rsquo;s complex and stopped at the environmental projects that reflect GPIC&rsquo;s commitment to a balance between industry and the environment. Above, Mr Tawfiqi, second from left, and GPIC youth committee members touring the site with the visitors.</p>
    Delegation from Dar Al Muharraq Parents’ Care Home visits GPIC
    13-01-2019 09:25 AM
  • <p>The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) held its annual ceremony under the patronage of Supreme Council for Health president Lieutenant General Dr Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. NHRA chief executive Dr Mariam Al Jalahma attended. Lt Gen Shaikh Mohammed lauded the watchdog&rsquo;s role in enhancing medical services in the kingdom, in line with national efforts to launch the National Health Insurance Programme.</p>
    NHRA holds annual ceremony
    13-01-2019 09:37 AM
  • <p>BDO, a leading professional services firm, conducted a workshop for updating their staff, amongst other matters, on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), BDO audit methodology, BDO&rsquo;s audit documentation software &ndash; Audit Process Tool, BDO Data Analytical tool, the International Auditing Standards and Anti-Money Laundering (AML). The annual training session focused on key changes to IFRS standards and financial statements reporting which are applicable to 2018 year-end audits. The session also covered the expected compliance with the new AML regulations. A total of 55 staff members attended the workshop held at the Golden Tulip Hotel.</p>
    Workshop conducted by leading professional services firm
    13-01-2019 09:40 AM
  • <p>Real Search, a subsidiary of Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company, has made a donation to the Bahrain Cancer Society in support of its activities. General manager Abdulrahman Al Kooheji presented a cheque to society treasurer and fundraising committee head Dana Fakhro in the presence of senior company officials. Above, Mr Al Kooheji handing over the cheque to Ms Fakhro, second from left.</p>
    Real Search makes donation to Bahrain Cancer Society
    13-01-2019 09:32 AM
  • <p><em>S</em>ome<em> of the winners on the victory podium.</em></p><p>Around 450 students, aged five to 17, took part in 34 events as Al Mahd Day Boarding School organised its 20th Annual Sports Day at its premises in Saar. A total of 112 medals, seven individual trophies, Best</p><p>March Past and Champions Rolling Trophy were awarded. Around 240 primary school students also performed a colourful mass drill on the occasion. Students declared the best athletes were: Tiny-Tots Group: Girl</p><p>– Khadija Mahdi Habib, Boy – Ahmed Mohammed; Sub-Junior Group: Boy – Ahmed Abdulla Isa; Junior Group: Girl – Shaima Shaker, Boy – Naser Jasim; Senior Group: Girl – Sarah Hasan Ali, Boy – Mohammed</p><p>Basem. The school’s Awal House won the march past as well as the overall championship trophies. General manager Rajiv Gautam handed over the prizes and trophies. Present was managing director H G Sharma.</p>
    Al Mahd Day Boarding School organised its 20th Annual Sports Day
    13-01-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>A workshop to introduce the second edition of the Khalid bin Hamad Artificial Intelligence Innovation Award was held at Bahrain Polytechnic. The event, ‘Let’s Innovate the Future’, was attended by information technology professors and artificial intelligence enthusiasts. They were briefed about the second edition of the competition to be held in March and the registration criteria. The initiative aims to qualify students to use technology tools and applications in serving community and fulfilling the work market needs as part of Bahrain’s Vision of 2030.</p>
    Workshop introduces second edition of Khalid bin Hamad Artificial Intelligence Innovation Award
    12-01-2019 01:11 AM
  • <p>More than 500 people attended an event featuring music, dance performances and comedy at the Indian Club last night. Five Indian television artists performed at ‘Vijay Ho 2019’, organised by the Tamil community in Bahrain in co-operation with Poorna Corp. Above, artists performing <br>on stage.</p>
    Dance performances and comedy at Indian Club
    12-01-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>The Chinese Embassy and Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities will host the Chinese Guangxi Acrobatic Art Troupe who will perform on January 25. The event is held to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Bahrain. Chinese Ambassador Anwaer will deliver a keynote speech during the event to be attended by government officials, businessmen and media correspondents. It will be held at the Cultural Hall from 8pm.</p>
    Chinese Guangxi Acrobatic Art Troupe to perform on Jan 25
    12-01-2019 00:00 AM
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    Chinese Guangxi Acrobatic Art Troupe to perform on Jan 25
    12-01-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p>BDF yesterday held a graduation ceremony for a specialised officers session at the Royal Defence Force Training Centre. It was attended by the centre’s Commandant Major General Jaber Abdullah bin Hewil. He presented the graduates and top achievers with certificates and prizes of appreciation.</p>
    BDF held a graduation ceremony for a specialised officers session
    11-01-2019 00:00 AM
  • <p><em>BOC officials with representatives of national sports federations</em></p><p><br></p><p>The Organising Committee of the 2019 Bahrain Sports Day will be holding a meeting at the Regency Hotel today to discuss preparations for the third edition of the event, due to take place on February 12.</p><p>Meanwhile, the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) hosted a meeting with representatives of national sports federations to discuss the programmes by each federation during the event.</p><p>Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant secretary general and BOC secretary general Abdulrahman Askar stressed the importance of engaging Bahrain’s citizens and expats alike in a variety of sports and entertaining activities.</p><p>Askar thanked His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa for cutting down the official working hours at all ministries and institutions by half to allow everyone to be part of the activities.</p><p>Reviewed</p><p>BOC projects director Lounes Madene made a presentation on the details of the federations’ programmes on the day.</p><p>Elsewhere, the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs officials held a meeting with representatives of the four governorates, chaired by the ministry’s assistant undersecretary Dr Shaikh Saqer bin Salman Al Khalifa. The meeting reviewed the activities of each governorate at the event and discussed a plan to create mini sports villages in each governorate.</p>
    Sports Day preparations continue
    10-01-2019 02:08 AM
  • Y K Almoayyed & Sons (YKA) bid farewell to 10 employees who retired recently after long service with the company. They are: electronics and home appliances assistant manager Amit Ayaram (more than 18 years of service), warehouse carpenter John Anthony (more than 23 years of service), warehouse helpers Basheerudeen Mohammed and Musthafa Kannan (both more than 11 years of service), Dalvi Muzzam (more than 26 years of service), Bachi and Byju (both more than 12 years of service) and Rameshan (more than 27 years of service), warehouse fitter Mohan Kumar (more than 26 years of service) and senior purchase executive Kawther Mahdi (more than 12 years of service). They were thanked for their perseverance, dedication and commitment and were presented with a token of appreciation by YKA managing director Mona Almoayyed. Above, Ms Almoayyed, sitting, centre, with officials and the retired employees.
    Y K Almoayyed & Sons bid farewell to 10 employees
    08-01-2019 09:54 AM
  • Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza yesterday met German Ambassador Kai Boeckmann and discussed projects being implemented in the fields of electricity, water and renewable energy. They also reviewed investment opportunities available to German companies.
    Electricity and Water Affairs Minister meets German Ambassador
    08-01-2019 09:57 AM
  • Motorcity, the sole distributor of Hino trucks in Bahrain, was named Distributor Champion in the 2018 Hino Regional 3S Skills Contest held at Hino Motors’ Middle East office and training centre in Sharjah, the UAE. The annual competition showcases the proficiency of sales, service and parts experts in the Hino distributors network in the Middle East region. Representing Motorcity at the competition, Hino senior sales executive Bagavathy Nagarajan was crowned sales champion while senior technician Jibin James was awarded the service championship. “Winning the prestigious championship is pure demonstration of Motorcity’s continuous commitment and practice of total support solution to Hino customers,” said Motorcity assistant general manager G Arun Kumaar. Above, Motorcity and Hino officials at the event.
    Motorcity named Distributor Champion
    08-01-2019 09:38 AM
  • More than 200 employees of Crown International took part in a medical camp organised by Lions Club of Riffa at the company’s labour camp in Hidd. The campaign was conducted in co-operation with Aster Clinic. Above, club officials, clinic staff and company employees at the event.
    Crown International employees take part in medical camp
    08-01-2019 09:39 AM