Used Book Fair aims to encourage youth to read more
Fair promotes the vrtues of reading, volunteering and brings the community togetherBy Ramesh Menon, Gulf News readerPublished: 00:00 February 17, 2013Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS) is finalising preparations for the fifth Used Book Fair, which will be held from February 26 to March 1 at the Palm Garden by Khalid Lagoon. Books are currently being accepted from anyone who wishes to donate, provided the books are in good condition. One ca... read more »
Inviting you all to participate in this noble cause.The organisers are looking for books in all languages. So, all departments can contribute. For example, malayalam, tamil, french or hindi books are also welcome. magazines are not collected.A student who contribute 20 books will get a certificate, more books contributed together will bring in more credit to the school. For your convenience, Attached flyer can be posted on your notice boards or website. Deadline to donate books - 20 February 2013. In cas... read more »
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Safer roadsI took a look at the newspaper recently and was horrified to see the photo of a totally burned car, resulting in the death of an Emirati – yet another victim of speeding on our roads. A search of news reports over the past two months showed me at least 12 other similar deaths due to speeding. What’s happening to our drivers?There is clearly a crisis.A closer look revealed the alarming fact that most of these vehicles are driven by educated men and women.Does this show that there is a lack of w... read more »
How many more deaths we need before a pedestrian over bridge at Kadugodi?
Every morning and evening we witness very sad scenes at this major point of Whitefield.
The railway crossing connecting Kadugodi population, the Bus stand and Railway Station is causing lot of difficulties for all.
At any given time there will be a goods train with endless carriages, waiting for signal.
It makes life difficult for all age a difficult process to cross over. It is extremely difficult in the morning as one... read more »
It is foggy days once again in UAE. The photo above was taken at about 10:00 am two days ago. You can imagine, how foggy it would have been during the early morning hours. Crying road safety all these years, I have been writing and requesting repeatedly to initiate several road safety measures to safeguard all road users during such difficult driving conditions. One item in the list was to have road directions painted with translumniescent paint so that lights reflects on them and give correct guidance o... read more »
Its time to slow down. KBG, Can you do it? Temple elephants are living beings - please be kind to themOnce again, another temple festival season is due in Kerala. Especially, this is very prominent and predominant at central part of Kerala, specifically, in and around Trichur, Palghat and Ernakulam districts.
This is where we get to see, elephants being transported from one point to another to serve the requirement of temple festivities. This happens, more frequently and at fierce pace, during the March... read more »
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ABU DHABI // Scores of luxury cars and sports utility vehicles are gathering dust in the short-term car park at Abu Dhabi airport.
According to the airport's website, vehicles should be left there for no more than three days. And few would choose to with parking costing Dh240 a day.
But many of the cars have clearly been there for months - long enough for tyres to go flat and windows to become caked with sand and salt.
Beneath the grime, the marques are a checklist of luxury - BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, ... read more »
Although it is the major telecommunications service provider in the UAE, Etisalat still falls short when it comes to providing good customer service.At Abu Dhabi Airport, the location of the only Etisalat payment machine is unknown even to many of the airport staff. The plight of a visitor can be imagined.When I tried to deposit money in the machine recently, it would not accept any notes. When I called the Etisalat contact centre to report this error, I failed to convince the operator about the importan... read more »