Afkar Ali Ahmed

Fires raise concerns over violations of safety rules

SHARJAH — The Tuesday night fire incident which gutted 14 sections of a warehouse complex, in addition to recent fire incidents resulting in a cumulative property loss estimated at Dh55 million, has once again raised serious concerns over safety violations in commercial establishments in Sharjah.

Fire incidents raise concerns over safety norms violations

SHARJAH — The Tuesday night fire incident which gutted 14 sections of a warehouse complex, in addition to recent fire incidents resulting in a cumulative property loss estimated at Dh55 million, has once again raised serious concerns over safety violations in commercial establishments in Sharjah.

Automobile complex gutted in massive Sharjah fire

SHARJAH —A massive fire broke out last night at the automobile complex in the Sharjah Industrial Area No 2. The blaze gutted 14 sections at the complex which included warehouses, auto repair workshops, and used car show rooms. However, there were no casualties. A large quantity of plastic, spare parts, used cars and scrap was stored at the warehouses.

UAE

Water supply restored to most parts of Sharjah

Water supply has been restored to 90 per cent of areas in Sharjah in response to the complaints of the residents. The people had been suffering the water scarcity in several parts of the emirate since the onset of summer.

UAE

'Sharjah-Dhaid road work will be over by year end'

SHARJAH — The Dh72.5 million project for the expansion and upgrading of the Sharjah-Dhaid Road is expected to be completed by December this year, according to Khawla Al Noman, Director-General of Sharjah Public Works.

Robbers held after 45 minutes' chase

SHARJAH — Three Asian members of a gang involved in a series of robberies of bank customers during the last two months were finally arrested yesterday by Sharjah Police after a 45-minute chase.

Ten-hour telethon raises Dh6.5 million for Lebanese relief

SHAJRAH — More than Dh6.5 million was donated yesterday between 2pm and 10pm by UAE nationals and expatriates as well as establishments during a 10-hour telethon which was aired live by Sharjah-based television channels and radio stations to raise funds for the humanitarian crisis in Lebanon.

Free parking near Sharjah mosques

SHARJAH — Sharjah Municipality has recently decided to make the paid parking zones around mosques free of charge during all the five prayer timings.

Gang of wire thieves busted in Sharjah

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Police finally caught up with a six-member gang of Asians instrumental in a series of cable and wire thefts in Industrial Area No. 15 of the emirate. The arrests followed investigations into the murder of a watchman of an electric company.