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Islamic social finance to bridge funding gap

The possibility of using Islamic social finance - zakah and awqaf - to bridge the funding gap for humanitarian activities around the world were the focus of a roundtable held at the UN headquarters recently.   At

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Indians in distress ‘must approach embassy first’

Indian nationals have again been urged to approach their embassy first before asking social workers for help. Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha, who started in his post earlier this summer, said that the embassy staff were committed to helpin

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Dubai foodies anticipate the opening of Marina Social

Foodies across Dubai have been booking the first tables ahead of the September inauguration of Michelin-starred Chef Jason Atherton’s debut restaurant in the region. With just about a week to go, Marina Social and The Social Room

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UK chef to launch Dubai's Marina Social in September

Advance bookings will soon open for the Marina Social and The Social Room, Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton’s debut restaurant in the region, which is set to open on September 4. Located in the newly opened InterContinen

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Nama Group launches energy conservation campaign

Nama Group has launched a conservation campaign through its social media as a first step to larger scale campaign which will continue to run till the end of August. It includes many associated events, such as spreading awareness m

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Sage launches foundation to lead social philanthropy

Sage, a supplier of accounting and payroll software to the small to medium sized business community, has launched the Sage Foundation which sets the standard for ‘Corporate Compassionate Capitalism’

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$1m pledged for educational institutes in India

Forty educational institutes targeting underprivileged children will be opened in India by social worker Dr Achyuta Samanta, who yesterday (June 3) received the Isa Award for Service to Humanity from His Majesty King Hamad. He sai

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Isa Award for Indian activist

An Indian social worker will pick up a $1 million cash prize and a gold medal from His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain next month in recognition of his humanitarian work. Dr Achyuta Samanta was yesterday (May 13) named as the recipi

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300 social media experts convene at Dubai summit

More than 300 senior delegates, social media marketers, communicators, managers, directors and executives gathered at the second edition of the Social Media Summit in Dubai. Hosted and organised by AreebaAreeba, the summit brought

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GBM, Diona launch social welfare management solution

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a leading provider of customised IT solutions in the Gulf, has signed a partnership with Irish mobile technology firm, Diona, following the first Middle East implementation of IBM Curam, a social welfare management

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