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NEWS WRAP: Premier issues edict restructuring council.

MANAMA: Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa received Arab Interior Ministers Council Secretary-General Dr Mohammed bin Ali Kouman and discussed implementation of pan-Arab resolutions and issues related to security co-operation.

Congratulated

MANAMA: The Bahrain Free Labour Unions Federation (Al-Hurr) congratulated His Majesty King Hamad, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, on the 18th anniversary of the endorsement of the National Action Charter.

Boxer on trial

Paris: A former boxer who became a hero to some of France's "yellow vest" protesters after being filmed punching police officers during a demonstration in Paris went on trial yesterday on charges that carry up to seven years in jail. Christophe Dettinger, 37, an ex-national light-heavyweight champion, was caught on camera on January 5 throwing a flurry of punches at an officer during clashes on a footbridge over the river Seine near parliament.

Job skills competition

A COMPETITION focusing on technical and professional skills will be launched next month. The Bahrain Training Institute (BTI) is holding the fifth edition of its BTI Skill competition on March 27 and 28. It will evaluate 14 technical and professional skills including electrical wiring, plumbing and heating, IT systems management, corporate IT software solutions, web design, network cabling, graphic design and others. Paving tiles for floors and walls has been introduced for the first time, based on national and regional labour market standards. The contest is held under the patronage of Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi.

Concert set

Well-Known Konkani singer from Mangalore Prajoth D'sa is set to perform live at Indian Club at 6pm tomorrow. The versatile playback singer has sung hundreds of popular Konkani, Tulu, Kannada and Hindi songs. Bahrain Konkans, in association with Indian Club, will organise the event, which will also witness the participation of Indian singers and dancers. Proceeds from the event will go towards needy female students of Konkan region of India, said the organisers.

Drivers jailed

FOUR rogue drivers caught illegally transporting people have been jailed for 10 days each. The Bangladeshi men, aged from 20 to 30, were charging customers up to BD4. Three of them were repeat offenders and were previously fined BD200 each by the Traffic Court. They were all jailed yesterday and will be deported after completing their sentences. A court official told the GDN three of the defendants were warned several times despite which they repeated the offences.

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