Individuals are banned to own wild and other domesticated but dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, apes and monkeys, as well as pit bulls, mastiffs and Japanese Tosa dogs, says a draft law passed on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi by the Federal National Council. It also warns that pet owners who fail to control their pet dogs in public places will face tough penalties including one month jail term.
The law requires a final approval from President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan before it takes effect. Once enforced, the new law gives owners of exotic wild animals six months to adjust their legal status by handing over these animals to authorities. The new law notes that most wild animals cannot be reared as pets since they are vulnerable to unpredictable behavioural changes that could go out of control. The draft law includes tough penalties for offenders of up to life imprisonment and/or a AED 1 million fine.
Just Keep Swimming: ‘Finding Dory’ in theatres: Scheduled to be in theatres from tomorrow onwards, the much awaited ‘Finding Dory’ is the 17th movie of the American computer animation film studio Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures. Dory is a blue tang fish appeared in ‘Finding Nemo’, Pixar’s 5th movie released in 2003. She was a well adored character since then. Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The movie is all about Dory who just keep swimming, in search of her long lost family – which is the only thing she remembers. With the help of her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. A great treat for children, most of the Pixar’s movies are well accepted in the UAE - be it Toy’s Story series, A Bug’s Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars series, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur.Watch the Trailer of ‘FINDING DORY’
UAE residents to get instant Nuclear accident emergency: The UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Radiation (FANR) announces that residents would be alerted immediately via mosque loudspeakers, mobile phone SMSs, media alerts, police advisories and road signs, in the unlikely event of an accident at the Western Region’s Barakah nuclear plant. Any radiation breach would automatically trigger an emergency communications plan notifying UAE residents officials said. The new communications plan has been finalised by the UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Radiation (FANR) to ensure residents are informed to minimise health impacts from any possible radiation exposure.
Dubai’s Z Tyres enters Guiness Book with world’s most expensive tires: The UAE Federal Authority for Nuclear Radiation (FANR) announces that Z Tyres, a Dubai-based company, has developed a USD 600,000 set of gold-plated, diamond-encrusted tyres, which have been recognised as the most expensive in the world. The tyres were designed in Dubai and decorated by artisan jewellers in Italy before being covered in gold leafing by craftsmen in Abu Dhabi. The four tyres have been sold for USD 600,000 and have been independently verified by the Guinness World Records as the world's most expensive set of car tyres. A statement from the company says that, "In keeping with the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, Z Tyres will donate all profits from the USD 600,000 sale to the Zenises Foundation which focuses on improving access to education across the world".
Nayif -1 , the UAE's first Nanosatellite that was developed by Emirati engineering students, has successfully passed all stages and tests, and is now ready for launch into space aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket, said a press release from MBRSC (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre).More News..
The 2016 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015, ended this weekend in Madrid, Spain on a very high note as celebrities enthralled the audience with power packed performances, cheerful anecdotes and stunning red carpet best.More News..
H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, launched a nationwide initiative titled “Express Your Love for UAE” on Wednesday in UAE.More News..
The space agency of the Indian government, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully launches PSLV – C34, its earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 series into earth’s orbit this morning. The vehicle is carrying 20 satellites including those of Google company Terra Bella’s SkySat Gen2, and earth observation and imaging satellites from US, Canada, Germany and Indonesia.More News..
Inaugurating International Yoga Day 2016 celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people this morning at Capitol Complex in Chandigarh, India, to embrace yoga for better physical and mental health. He said that Yoga has become a mass movement like no other in the world.More News..
In line with Dubai Municipality’s transparency policy, the department has launched a Whatsapp number +971 50 1077799 to which residents can send a message seeking the authenticity of any rumours. Dubai Municipality will verify the news' sources and respond to the sender with a clarification within eight hours.More News..
Discussing ways of promoting parliamentary cooperation between the UAE and India as part of the distinguished and growing strategic partnership the two countries, Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC), and T.P. Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, at the FNC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi on Saturday decided to set up an Emirati-Indian Parliamentary Committee.More News..
Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) announced today that the Mohammad Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) successfully carried out the first organ transplant surgery in Dubai, in collaboration with Mediclinic City Hospital. The surgery was performed on 8 June, on a 29-year old Emirati woman.More News..
Individuals are banned to own wild and other domesticated but dangerous animals such as lions, tigers, apes and monkeys, as well as pit bulls, mastiffs and Japanese Tosa dogs, says a draft law passed on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi by the Federal National Council. It also warns that pet owners who fail to control their pet dogs in public places will face tough penalties including one month jail term.More News..
Formerly named Wudeema Law, the UAE’s Child Protection Law takes effect on June 15 under which reporting cases of child abuse or negligence has become mandatory for all members of the community. The law will come in force from today onwards with the ultimate goal of transforming families and society.More News..