Bahrain sets working hours for Ramadan

August 28th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Aug 28 (IANS) Bahraini authorities have issued a new order specifying the working hours at government offices and other establishments during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.Bahrain’s Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa has issued a circular stating that working hours at all governmental ministries and general establishments will be from 8 2 p.m., the state-run Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Gulf-based astronomers have said that the holy month is likely to start Sep 1, when the moon’s crescent will be sighted. Bahrain is home to around 290,000 expatriate Indians.

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