Afkar Ali Ahmed

Despite ban, kids burst firecrackers on streets

SHARJAH/AJMAN — Despite the intensified inspection campaigns carried out by the Sharjah and Ajman Police departments and municipalities to prevent shops from selling fire crackers, a number of children were seen lighting sparklers and bursting crackers on the streets of the two emirates during Diwali and Eid Al Fitr.

Vegetable shops to be shifted to new market

AJMAN — Fruits and vegetable shops located in the Irani Souq in Ajman will soon move to the Central Fruit and Vegetable Market at Al Humaidiyah which was thrown open to public on October 22, just in time to meet the increasing demand for fruits and vegetables during Eid Al Fitr .

Only marginal rise in prices of sweets despite festive rush

SHARJAH — Despite the heavy rush for last-minute purchase of Eid sweets at bakeries and shops in Sharjah, owners say they have refrained from hiking the price substantially this year in the interest of the customers who were already burdened with high cost of living.

Stabbed woman stable

SHARJAH — The doctors of the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah have described the condition of the 28-year-old Egyptian woman, who was brutally stabbed by her husband last Thursday, as stable.

Residents annoyed at garbage outside bins

SHARJAH — Residents in Al Mussala, Maysaloon and Al Butaina areas of the city are angry over heaps of garbage being dumped outside bins set up by Sharjah Municipality in residential areas.

Bachelor residences' power supply stopped

AJMAN — Ajman Municipality yesterday disconnected water and electricity supply to bachelors' and labourers' accomodation located in various residential areas of the emirate.