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Man lands in UAE court for using ‘stun gun’ on nephew

The video went viral on social media. An Arab youth, who stood trial on charges of scaring a young boy by using an electric shock device, denied the accusations levelled against him. He told the Ras Al Khaimah Misdemeanor Court of Appeal that he was only playing with his nephew (sister’s son) and didn’t use a stun…

Man lands in UAE court for using ‘stun gun’ on nephew

The video went viral on social media.

An Arab youth, who stood trial on charges of scaring a young boy by using an electric shock device, denied the accusations levelled against him. He told the Ras Al Khaimah Misdemeanor Court of Appeal that he was only playing with his nephew (sister’s son) and didn’t use a stun gun.  

As per the indictment sheet, the RAK public prosecution charged the suspect with terrifying the boy and posting a video of the same that went viral on social media.

The RAK Misdemeanor Court of First Instance found the defendant guilty of exposing the victim to an intimidating and harsh act that has a significant long-standing impact. The youth was ordered to pay a fine of Dh5,000 based on the charges.

Challenging the judgment, the young man approached the RAK Misdemeanor Court of Appeal where he rubbished the charges and said that he didn’t use a stun gun while playing with his nephew.

“It was only a smart application on my cell phone that sounded like an electric shock gadget.”

He added that all family members were present when the reported incident took place.

“One of them even shot the short video and posted it on a private WhatsApp group of the family while another shared it on social media without I being aware of it.”

The child’s father told the court that he withdrew the case and affirmed the defendant’s statement.

“I am pretty sure that the uncle was only kidding with my son whom he loves so much and can never put at risk.”

The case dates back to November 2018, when the RAK Police arrested the young man for posting a video that apparently showed him rebuking and scaring a child using an electric shock device.

Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, General Commander of RAK Police, said the criminal investigations department managed to track down the person who posted the video three days after it reportedly went viral online.

He contended that the UAE safeguards the rights and duties of everyone. “More attention is given in a case of child abuse, harassment, intimidation, or any threat against his/her safety.”

“It is unacceptable to scare anyone this way whether such illegal practices are meant for raising or disciplining kids.”

Parents and all members of the society need to better communicate with their children, listen o them, and never scare or threaten them, he pointed out.

“Physical punishment and improper psychological threats always have a negative impact on children’s self-confidence, behaviour, and their future.”

Maj Gen Nuaimi said the Ministry of Interior has established a special centre to protect children against any abuse or exploitation.

“The public is urged to report any violence or illegal acts against children on the ministry’s toll free no. 116111, which privately and safely deals with such kinds of sensitive cases.”  

– ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

 

Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.

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Live: Voting begins in 3rd phase of Indian elections 2019

The voting over seven phases ends May 19, with counting scheduled for May 23. Voting began on Tuesday across 117 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 15 states and Union Territories as the third – and largest – phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off. A total of 116 seats across 14 states were…

Live: Voting begins in 3rd phase of Indian elections 2019

The voting over seven phases ends May 19, with counting scheduled for May 23.

Voting began on Tuesday across 117 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 15 states and Union Territories as the third – and largest – phase of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise kicked off.

A total of 116 seats across 14 states were slated to see voting in the phase including polling in the first of the staggered polling in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag constituency.

The chief of the two main political parties are in fray in the third phase with BJP President Amit Shah making his Lok Sabha election debut from Gandhinagar and Congress President Rahul Gandhi contesting from Wayanad, which he also contesting along with his traditional Amethi seat.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will aim to defend the 62 of the 117 third phase seats it won in 2014 and its performance in this phase will be crucial in deciding its political fortunes.

While voting started in all seats in Gujarat (26), Kerala (20) and Goa (2), it also started in the remaining 14 of Karnataka’s 28 seats and 14 out of 48 seats in Maharashtra. Of Uttar Pradesh’s 80 constituencies, voting started in 10 of them while it also began in seven out of 11 constituencies in Chhattisgarh, six out of 21 in Odisha, five each in Bihar (out of 40) and West Bengal (out of 42).
People also came out to vote in four constituencies in Assam (out of 14), and the lone seats in the Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
With the third phase, voting will be completed in all seats of Gujarat, Kerala, Goa, Karanataka, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.

The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections started on April 11 and would conclude on May 19. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Live updates of the third phase of voting in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls:

6:14am

 

Gujarat: BJP President and party’s candidate from Gandhinagar Parliamentary constituency Amit Shah, near the polling booth at Nishan Higher Secondary School in Ranip, Ahmedabad. PM Narendra Modi will cast his vote at the polling booth, shortly. #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/rSn96OTbiJ
– ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2019

6:10am

Assam: Polling underway at polling booth number 155 in Lachit Nagar, Guwahati, in the third phase of #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/r4uYCoBXD2
– ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2019

6:05am

Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at his mother’s residence in Gandhinagar. He will cast his vote in Ahmedabad, shortly. pic.twitter.com/Ik9cDksSr4
– ANI (@ANI) April 23, 2019

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5 ways Emirates Post disappointed Sheikh Mohammed

A report of inefficiencies was presented to the Dubai Ruler based on 5 performance indicators. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was presented a report on Emirates Post’s poor performance by a team of ‘secret customers’ who visited one of the customer…

5 ways Emirates Post disappointed Sheikh Mohammed

A report of inefficiencies was presented to the Dubai Ruler based on 5 performance indicators.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was presented a report on Emirates Post’s poor performance by a team of ‘secret customers’ who visited one of the customer service centres to observe and report inefficiencies based on complaints.

On Monday, the Ruler tweeted the five indicators upon which the centre was assessed:

– Services:

> No proper indications or index linking to the center’s efforts to deal with customer satisfaction.??

> Customers wait for long periods of time to receive a service. ??

> Post offices deliver Emirates ID cards in person and this service accounts for 75 per cent of the total number of customers.

Service Efficiency:

> 80 per cent of Emirates ID are reported to be delivered to Al Karama post office, most customers receiving ID cards at that office are workers who don’t have a PO Box.??

> Lack of services to fit the customer’s needs.

Customer Service:

> Lack of coordinated customer service for customers from different stratas of society.??

> Overcrowding at post office due to the increased amounts of text messages sent to customers for Emirates ID pick up at the same time. ??

> Customers have to visit multiple counters to complete a transaction.

Capacity building:  

> According to a 2018 study conducted on the post center, the study was based only on one service at the center not on all services.    ??

> The post office delivers more than 3,000 ID cards per day which results in overcrowding.??

> The centre has not done an capacity building to handle the large number of customers.

Service Culture:

> There is a need for employees at the center to work on building personal conduct and customer service skills.

Sheikh Mohammed expressed his dissatisfaction with Emirates Post’s performance and publicly reprimanded the organisation on social media, stressing that those responsible for the inefficiency won’t be part of his team.

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The actress tweeted that she was staying near the official residence of the Sri Lankan PM. Noted Indian Tamil actress Radikaa Sarathkumar had a narrow escape when she left one of the three hotels in the Sri Lankan capital just before it was bombed on Sunday. Radikaa tweeted that she was staying at the Cinnamon…

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The actress tweeted that she was staying near the official residence of the Sri Lankan PM.

Noted Indian Tamil actress Radikaa Sarathkumar had a narrow escape when she left one of the three hotels in the Sri Lankan capital just before it was bombed on Sunday.

Radikaa tweeted that she was staying at the Cinnamon Grand, located near the official residence of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister.

“OMG bomb blasts in SL, God be with all. I just left Cinnamon Grand hotel and it has been bombed. Can’t believe this. Shocking,” she tweeted.

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