Afkar Ali Ahmed

Torching of parked cars in Sharjah baffles police

SHARJAH — A spate of mysterious incidents over the past two months, including torching of parked luxury cars in Sharjah, has baffled the police investigating the crime. At least three to four incidents of torching cars are being reported every week.

16 years ago

Estonian in airport case says he was not aware of local rules

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Sharia court during an appeal hearing yesterday quashed the 80 lashes announced earlier for Andrie Karol, the Estonian soldier of peacekeeping force who was charged with one month imprisonment, 80 lashes and fine of Dh 2,000 followed by deportation for consumption of alcohol and harassing a policewoman during his transit at Sharjah Airport.

16 years ago

Retailing of 'fairness' ointments continues

SHARJAH — Despite the recent ban by Sharjah Municipality on retailing of dermatological creams and ointments in shops selling beauty and cosmetic products, outlets continue to sell these prescribed ointments for burns and eczema, or for what is becoming increasingly popular, as complexion whitening creams to beauty-conscious customers.

16 years ago

LPG cylinders demand goes up after price cut

AJMAN — There is a sudden artificial spurt in the demand for LPG cylinders, following the recent reduction in the price of cooking gas cylinders in Sharjah by Dh15 to 20.

16 years ago

Dh 82, 000 stolen from parked car in Ajman

AJMAN — A theft of Dh82,000 took place yesterday at 1pm from near customer service office of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) in Ajman, according to Brigadier Rashid Mujlad, Head of the Investigation Section of Ajman Police. He said the amount was stolen from a car which was parked in the parking lot of Fewa Customer Services office. The theft was carried out by breaking the window on the driver’s side.

16 years ago

Filipina maid tries to commit suicide

AJMAN — A Filipina housemaid who worked for a UAE national family in Al Zahra Area of Ajman tried to allegedly commit suicide by throwing herself from the balcony of a second floor apartment of the building, according to a police source.

16 years ago

Sharjah Roads Pavement project to be completed by 2007

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Roads Pavement Project, being executed currently in various parts of the emirate by the Sharjah Municipality, in coordination with the Department of Public Works, is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of 2007, according to Abdullah Al Amri, Director-General of the Sharjah Municipality.

16 years ago

LPG cylinders price reduced in Sharjah

SHARJAH — Cooking gas consumers in Sharjah have been given a temporary reprieve as the price of cooking gas cylinders is reduced by Dh15 to 20, following a directive from the Sharjah Department of Economic Development's (SDED).

16 years ago