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    Third meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017

    Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs (MOS) led an Indian delegation for the Third Meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation (JMC) in Kuwait from 18–20 September 2017. He co-chaired the 3rd JMC Meeting with the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mr. Anas Khaled Al-Saleh. During the visit, MOS held meetings with Her Excellency Ms. Hind Al-Sabeeh, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour & Minister of State for Econom...

  • 'Honeypreet Insan was Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's lover, not adopted daughter'

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh claiming Honeypreet Insan as his adopted daughter has been dismissed as a sham by latter's former husband Vishwas Gupta. Honeypreet Insan's former husband Vishwas Gupta has claimed that she never slept with him and every night she was with the Dera chief. While accusing Honeypreet and Gurmeet of having illicit relations, Gupta said their father-daughter relationship was a sham to fool followers and others. Revealing about his ex-wife and Gurmeet's illicit rela...

  • Centre To Hold One Lakh LPG Panchayats To Push Ujjwala Yojana

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    AHMEDABAD:  The Central government will launch a country-wide LPG Panchayat today as a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to distribute LPG connections among the rural areas where conventional fuel is used for domestic purposes, an official said. Briefing reporters here on the launch of the LPG Panchayat, Indian Oil Corporation Executive Director and State-level Coordinator for Oil Industry in Gujarat Sanjeev Jain said" "The average usage of LPG among the three crore beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana is around three...

  • Guwahati's 101-Foot Durga Idol To Be World's Tallest Bamboo Structure

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    GUWAHATI:  A 101-foot idol of Goddess Durga made of bamboo is all set to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallest bamboo sculpture. About 5,000 bamboo poles have been used in the making of the idol. Art director Nuruddin Ahmed and his team of 40 artists are creating the idol for Guwahati's Bishnupur Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee. Mr Ahmed, who has been designing Durga idols since 1975, began work on their latest creation on August 1. Being a Muslim, he says, he is often asked why he makes Durga idols. But ...

  • Notes Ban 'Adventure' Wasn't Necessary, Says Former PM Manmohan Singh

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    MOHALI:  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the economy is on a "downhill path" because of the "adventure" of demonetisation last year, which was not required at all, either technically or economically. Mr Singh, an economist and architect of the reforms in the early 1990s, said demonetisation has not been successful in any civilised country, except some Latin American nations. "I don't think demonetisation was at all required... I don't think it was technically, economically necessary t...

  • Thursday, Sep 21st Holiday – Hijri New Year

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Ministries and all government institutions nationwide will be closed on Thursday, Sept 21 to mark the Hijri New Year’s holiday, Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, workplaces of unconventional and special nature will determine their holidays as they see fit, a statement issued by the CSC noted. ...

  • Philippine Embassy sets up assistance desk

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The Philippine Embassy’s Assistance to Nationals Unit (ATN) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait recently activated a Joint Assistance Desk (JAD) which responds to requests for assistance from Overseas Filipinos in Kuwait, Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa disclosed on Tuesday. “The Joint Assistance Desk (JAD) has been set up to serve Filipinos in Kuwait better and faster. They may ask for help on Assistance to Nationals (ATN) concerns as well as labor and employment matters...

  • Visa freeze on North Koreans

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY/DOHA : North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after UN Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States. US President Donald Trump urged United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he has said is the top global challenge. The speech comes after North Korea&rsqu...

  • Ban on recruitment of female Indian domestic workers lifted

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  The Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior as saying that the Residency Affairs General Department has worked on lifting the ban on the recruitment of female domestic workers from the Republic of India. The department pointed out that there has been an agreement on the cessation of reasons for canceling the bank guarantee for domestic workers followed by the Embassy of the Republic of India to guarantee the financial rights of these workers in accordance with Domestic Workers Law nu...

  • 29,710 expats cancel work permits in 1st 7 months of this year

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Public Relations and Information Department and spokesman of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Aseel Al-Mazyad said that 29,710 expatriates have canceled their work permits and left the country in the first seven months of this year. Al-Mazyad added PAM has completed 918,011 transactions in the first half of this year related to transfer, renewal and cancellation of work permits. Meanwhile Secretary General of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali told KUNA that MGRP aim...

  • Disgruntled Kuwaiti doctors plan to sue MoH for no jobs

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :Several Kuwaiti doctors are in the process of filing a lawsuit against the Ministry of Health, which is the first of its kind. The lawsuit centers on the different criteria of employment, such as refusing to appoint them while employing expatriate doctors in the same specialization. Sometimes it so happens that both doctors (the expatriate and the Kuwaiti) have qualified from the same university where the expatriate gets the job and the Kuwaiti doesn’t. The source pointed this lawsuit will bring about what he called th...

  • Young India Set To Replace China As Growth Engine Of Asia: Report

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017
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    India is poised to emerge as an economic superpower, driven in part by its young population, while China and the Asian Tigers age rapidly, according to Deloitte LLP. The number of people aged 65 and over in Asia will climb from 365 million today to more than half a billion in 2027, accounting for 60 percent of that age group globally by 2030, Deloitte said in a report Monday. In contrast, India will drive the third great wave of Asia's growth - following Japan and China -- with a potential workforce set to climb from 885 million to 1...

  • Court strikes down Dileep's bail plea yet again

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017
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    Kochi: A court in Angamaly on Monday rejected the bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested for his alleged involvement in the February 17 actress attack. The court concurred with the prosecution's argument that the probe was in the last stage and the popular actor could influence witnesses if let out on bail. In his fourth bail plea, the actor requested the court to grant him bail as he has been accused of conspiracy alone. He had moved the Kerala High Court twice too and Angamaly court once, but failed to get any relief...

  • Australia, Kuwait eager to bolster academic ties - Amb. Al-Bader

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- In light of the visit by top Australian academics to Kuwait, Ambassador Najeb Al-Bader said Saturday that his country and Australia were eager to boost cooperation within the educational and academic domains. In a statement obtain by KUNA, Ambassador Al-Bader indicated that Chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU) Professor Gareth Evans, accompanied by Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies and Professor of Political Science at the ANU Amin Saikal, are in Kuwait to discuss cooperation wit...

  • MEPs laud Kuwait's role as global humanitarian player, regional mediator

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017

    BRUSSELS  (KUNA) -- A number of European lawmakers expressed their great admiration for Kuwait's roles as regional mediator and global humanitarian player during a series of meetings with Kuwait's Ambassador to Belgium, European Union, and Luxembourg, Jasem Al-Budaiwi. Ambassador Al-Budaiwi told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Friday that he met seven Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and discussed with them ways to strengthen ties and cooperation between Kuwait and the European Parliament. "The purpose of my ...

  • Ayurveda Students Set Guinness Book Record In Jaipur

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017
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    JAIPUR:  As many as 733 ayurveda students here today entered the Guinness Book of World Record for most people receiving 'Naysa Karm', an ayurvedic treatment, simultaneously for over seven minutes. 'Nasya karm' (treatment) refers to the ayurvedic therapy that includes instillation of herbal oils, juices or powders through the nasal route. It works specifically on disorders of ear, nose and throat. 'Nasya' is one of the five 'panchakarma' techniques used in ayurvedic detoxification therapies. T...

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Government Asks Parents To Monitor Child's Social Media Activity

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A government advisory on 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' has asked guardians to monitor their children's online and social media activity to ensure that they are not engaging with the deadly game which has led to a spate of suicides in India and other countries. It has asked them not to talk about the game "unless there is reason to believe your child already knows of or has played the game" as discussing it may "increase the chance that your child will search for it on their own", said the ad...

  • ‘Limit excessive use of marginal labors’

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Professor of Administration and Finance at Kuwait University Dr Yousef Al-Mutairi revealed that the number of domestic workers in Kuwait including servants and drivers has reached 700,000, indicating that this number is expected to reach one million in the near future. Dr Al-Mutairi said this category of people constitutes approximately one-third of the population of Kuwait. He stressed the importance of imposing strict adjustments for bringing expatriates, taking into consideration the technical and scientific rules. D...

  • Temperatures set to drop – ‘Weather to be relatively hot at night’

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Temperatures are expected to become moderate in the upcoming days, said Kuwait Meteorological Center. The low pressure will begin to decrease allowing improvement in weather conditions. Moderate to fresh northwesterly wind with speed of 20-42 kms per hour (kph) with a chance for blowing dust over open areas, official at the center Dhirar Al-Ali told KUNA on Thursday. The weather will be relatively hot at the night, with light to moderate northwesterly wind to light variable wind, with speed of 08-30 kph. The highe...

  • Quantity of fish reduced by 80 pc compared to 1990s

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The quantity of fish in Kuwaiti territorial waters has reduced by 80 percent compared to the 1990s, as per private and official studies. These studies indicate about some natural and human-related reasons for the reduction in the fish quantity. According to a recent PhD thesis of Abdulrahman Bin Hassan at University of British Colombia in Canada, the construction of dams on the rivers of Tigris and Euphrates negatively affected the flow of water from Shatt Al-Arab in the north of the Arabian Gulf region. This result...

  • Ministry ready to deal with traffic congestion – 69 cameras to monitor vehicle movements at intersections

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Undersecretary at the Ministry of Public Works Ahmad Al-Hissan recently announced that the ministry managed to open several detours after removing the iron bridge on Jamal Abdul-Nasser Street to guarantee smooth traffic fl ow for students of the university and colleges. The statement was issued after a joint press conference of the Ministries of Public Works and Interior, Kuwait University and Public Authority for Applied Education Training that discussed plans to welcome the new academic year and easing congestion at the...

  • India, Japan Ink 15 Agreements Including Aviation, Trade And Science

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India and Japan on Wednesday signed 15 deals in key areas, including civil aviation, trade, science and technology, and skill development. The pact in the area of disaster risk management, entered into between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, aims to cooperate and collaborate in the field of disaster risk reduction, an official statement said. It said the understanding in the field of skill development looks to further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in th...

  • Now, Meet Michael Jackson, Lionel Messi At Madame Tussauds In Delhi

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  After announcing a series of Indian celebrities to be part of the Delhi attraction of Madame Tussauds, it is time for rolling the red carpet out for some international stars. Visitors can moonwalk with Michael Jackson, serenade their friends alongside Justin Bieber, strike pose with the elegant Marilyn Monroe, and score a goal with David Beckham and Lionel Messi, with the iconic celebs becoming part of the museum to be opened later this year. "India has massive numbers of fans following Hollywood and internation...

  • Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project launched; Japan PM Shinzo Abe backs Narendra Modi's idea of 'New India'

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone for India's first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. After launching the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail project, PM Modi thanked his Japanese counterpart for giving a loan of Rs 88,000 crore at a minimal interest of 0.1 per cent for 50 years. Notably, the repayment will begin only after 15 years. While calling PM Mod a true friend, Abe said the Indian Prim...

  • Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M.J. Akbar visiting Kuwait with his delegation on 20th Sep

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs is leading an Indian delegation to Kuwait for the 3rd India – Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.  This Meeting on Trade, Economic, Scientfic and Technological Cooperation between India and Kuwait is taking place after a gap of 9 years.  H.E. Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance of Kuwait will lead the Kuwaiti delegation for the Meeting.  There will be wide ranging discussions on various issue...

  • Revised Program of Ministerial Visit

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    The Embassy invites attention to the Press Release dated 12 September 2017 regarding an Indian community interaction with Shri M. J. Akbar, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs during his forthcoming visit to Kuwait. Due to change in programme of the Hon’ble Minister, the said interaction with Indian community shall now be held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Embassy Auditorium. All members of Indian community may please take note. ...

  • 22 Drown As Boat Capsizes In UP, Yogi Adityanath Announces Rs. 2 Lakh Relief

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    BAGHPAT, UP:  At least 22 people drowned and many others were missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River at Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh today. The boat was carrying 60 people, District Magistrate Bhawani Singh said. The boat sank close to Katha village, 20 km from the district headquarters. Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel have fished out 22 bodies so far while 10 others have been rescued, he said. A search was on to trace others. "The boat was ferrying passengers more than it...

  • Hindi Fourth Most Spoken Language In World: Minister

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday wished people on the occasion of "Hindi Diwas" and said Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world. The minister said "all languages of India had originated from Sanskrit and Hindi is the most convenient language for most of the population". "Hindi has originated from Sanskrit and even today its the fourth most spoken language of the world. Wish everyone on the Hindi Day," the Minister said on Twitter. The Environment Mi...

  • Security grills long-absent Kuwaitis on return

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of the Interior is currently interrogating all Kuwaitis who return to Kuwait after long stay overseas. The sources pointed out the security authorities at border crossing points have been instructed to apply the procedure on Kuwaitis and bedoun to identify reasons for their long absence and to ensure they were not involved in terrorist activities, particularly since it is a well-known fact some of them have spent time behind bars in the countries of their residence for various reasons. One of the Kuwaitis w...

  • 500 receipts issued per day through ‘WhatsApp’ – MEW

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Electricity and Water issued 1,000 receipts on the first day of implementation of electricity and water bill payments through “WhatsApp”. According to sources affiliated to the ministry, the average number of receipts issued by the ministry through its new payment service is about 500 receipts per day. They said, “There is a significant response from the consumers who are seeking to settle their water and electricity through WhatsApp”. The sources explained that the application does n...

  • 3,608 cases of Kuwaitis faking disability uncovered in review

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The automated review of the disabilty files from October 2016 until August 2017 uncovered 3,608 cases of citizens faking disability to benefit illegally from an estimated KD 15 million in privileges the government provides for people with special need per year, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting reliable sources. The same sources added the concerned medical committee changed the description of 680 files from severe disability to zero disability after the automated evaluation exposed beneficiaries who claimed severe disability ...

  • KRCS, IHH coordinating in helping Rohingyas

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation are working together to deliver relief aid and assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, said a statement Wednesday. KRCS Chairman of the Board Dr Hilal Al-Sayer told KUNA that the society was keen on collaborating with other international partners to help the Rohingya Muslims. In the upcoming days, the KRCS and associates will launch a campaign in support of the Rohingyas escaping persecution from the Buddhist majority in Myanmar. In the p...

  • Steps to bring drivers, cooks, houseboys from India begin

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al-Durra Domestic Company has started procedures to bring in domestic workers from India. India was selected as the first destination of recruitment, because Indian domestic workers are familiar with Kuwaiti way of life and also considered less trouble-making. General Manager of the company Saleh Al-Wehaib said they have started recruiting drivers, cooks and house boys, and the cost of hiring inexperienced laborers is KD 280. He noted the Gulf countries — including Kuwait are required to fulfill certain terms and ...

  • ‘Some companies manipulate with renewal of work permits’

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: MP Dr Abdulkareem Al-Kandari has urged the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to deal with those who offend Kuwait and its icons in a firm manner, reports Al- Qabas daily. He indicated that the minister will end up facing interpellation if he continues to do nothing in terms of arresting nationals of some countries who commit such acts. The lawmaker affirmed that grilling His Highness the Prime Minister is more effective than grilling ministers, as he was the one wh...

  • Latest On Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: 70 Daily Rides, 7 Kms Under Sea

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will on Thursday lay the foundation stone for India's first bullet train project, connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad, in Ahmedabad, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. "The commencement of work on the country's first High Speed Rail (Bullet train) project will begin on September 14 in Ahmedabad," Mr Goyal told reporters, adding that the bullet train technology would "revolutionise and transform the transport sector". ...

  • Landslides Shut Down Jammu-Srinagar Highway

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017
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    SRINAGAR:  The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday for vehicular traffic due to multiple landslides in Udhampur district. "The clearance operation is underway. No traffic will be allowed on the highway either from Jammu or from Srinagar today," a traffic department official said. "Intending travellers should contact traffic control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar to know the latest status of the highway before undertaking any journey," he added. In addition to being the only route for essen...

  • 'Eat Beef In Your Country Before Coming to India,' Quips New Tourism Minister

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI: KJ Alphons, the new Tourism Minister, has advised visitors to "eat beef in their own countries" before travelling to India, just three days after asserting that there is "no food code" for states and beef will continue in states like Kerala and Goa. On Thursday, the minister confronted questions about the impact on Indian tourism of recent incidents of cow vigilantism and the tight restrictions on beef in several states. "They (tourists) can eat beef in their own country and come here yaar," M...

  • ‘Plan to replace all expats in govt sector within five years’

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The new policy to replace the expatriates has come into effect quoting senior government sources. The sources explained as part of the new policy experienced Kuwaitis will now train the new graduates. The sources pointed out it will take the authorities five years to fully implement this decision of gradually replacing expatriates. However, departments where the employees are in excess will face the axe first. The sources also said all administrative jobs particularly those related to information and public relations wi...

  • Temperatures to drop in Kuwait: Met center

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Temperatures are expected to become moderate in the upcoming days, affected by the decrease of the Indian seasonal low pressure, said Kuwait Meteorological Center. The low pressure will begin to decrease allowing improvement in weather conditions including a drop in humidity rate over the weekend in Kuwait, official at the center Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi told KUNA on Thursday. The highest temperature reached 43 degrees Celsius Thursday morning, while humidity will gradually decrease by night with southwestern winds tur...

  • Ram Rahim's Plastic Money Found In Search At Dera's Sirsa Base

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  As the Dera Sacha Sauda's headquarters in Haryana's Sirsa were searched over a week after the sect's leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was jailed for rape, plastic money used by the self-claimed spiritual guru's followers was discovered. The plastic pieces molded in the shape of coins look like a child's toy money but actually carried value in the Dera's own shops within the campus, say followers. The words 'Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera hi Asara, Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa' are inscribed on them. The &...

  • Indian Social Forum Condemns the murder of Gauri Lankesh

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017
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    Indian Social Forum Kuwait has strongly condemned the ruthless killing of Senior Journalist Ms. Gauri Lankesh. It is shocking that a fearless elderly woman journalist and a strong secular voice of Karnataka like Gauri Lankesh has been shot to death. She was always in the fore front of the struggle against communal fascism and uncompromising loyalty to the secular values of India. The Indian Social Forum expressed its deep condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. The forum suspects that the same communal forces which murdere...

  • Coach, Engine Of Rajdhani Express Derail In Delhi, No Injuries Reported

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A Delhi-bound Rajdhani went off the tracks near Minto bridge today, hours after seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh, said a railways spokesperson. No casualties were reported in the two accidents. "The engine and power car are affected. Since the speed of the (Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express) train was very low, there was no injury to any passenger," said Neeraj Sharma, Northern Railways spokesperson. The incident took place around 11.45 am. Earlier in the morning, seven ...

  • Warnings issued as singles found living in family homes

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY, : The Public Relations Department of Kuwait Municipality revealed that emergency teams from Farwaniya Municipality carried out a field tour targeting bachelors living in residential houses in Khaitan area and discovered 20 violating buildings. Warnings were issued against the owners of the violating buildings, asking them to evacuate the bachelors. Acting head of the emergency team Hussain Dashti said the campaigns also resulted in the issuance of 27 food-related citations, removal of illegal advertisements and issuance of s...

  • Ministry of health refers several employees who completed 30 yrs of service to retirement

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  Ministry of Health intends to refer several of its administrative employees to retirement after reaching the legal age. The source said the ministry is preparing the list of names of employees who have completed 30 years of service. He noted the list, which includes the names of about 140 employees in supervisory positions, will be referred to the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi upon completion. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • ‘Private schools allowed to increase fees by 3 percent’

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares has stressed the importance of the role played by private schools, stressing the increase of educational fees in these schools for academic year 2017/2018 is only three percent and there is no other hike in fees. Al-Fares explained the ministerial decision allowing private schools to increase fees by three percent entails strict monitoring of these schools to ensure they do not violate the rule. He said the idea of increasing fees in the coming years is still un...

  • Ministry of Education warns new teachers not to indulge in political issues

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has warned newly contracted not to indulge in political issues and stay away from social media unless it is related to their work. The ministry has also warned the teachers to stay away from issues which stir sectarianism, tribalism and doctrinal strife in schools and everything that may harm the reputation of the country. This came during lectures given by number of senior officers of the ministry during training courses on issues such as the educational, administrative and legal aspects. The six ...

  • Additional charges of KD 250 imposed for extra work permit exceeding quota

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Public Authority for Manpower has imposed additional charges of KD 250 for each work permit that exceeds the quota of 25 percent allocated for the companies listed in the Kuwait Boursa and classified by the Central Agency For Public Tenders as first, second and third class, trademark agencies, stockholders and holding companies, etc. The decision by the authority entails imposing these extra charges based on the condition of not exceeding 50 percent of the total number of work permits specified in the license of the employer...

  • Millions spent during the Eid

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Before the start of the Eid Al-Adha holidays, which extended over 5 days in all state institutions, local banks had made all preparations to ensure there was no shortage of money for their customers. The daily added, the banks had pumped approximately KD 700 million in ATM machines. The payment of salaries of government before the Eid Al- Adha holiday was the reason spending was high by Kuwaitis, especially on sacrificial animals. The banking sources expected the rise to be about 18 percent compared to last year. Courtes...

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Arrives In Russia On 3-Day Visit

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017
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    MOSCOW:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today arrived in Russian port city of Vladivostok on a three day visit to attend the third Eastern Economic Forum which will deliberate on pressing issues relating to global trade. She will also hold bilateral talks with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during which various issues relating to trade, investment and defence cooperation are likely to figure. Ms Swaraj is visiting Russia at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far ...

  • 130 Air India Pilots Skipped Alcohol Tests Before Flights

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Over 130 pilots and 430 crew members of debt-ridden state-run carrier Air India may be grounded by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA for allegedly skipping the mandatory pre- and post-flight alcohol test, people familiar with the matter told news agency PTI. These Air India staffers who mostly fly to Singapore, Kuwait, Bangkok, Ahmedabad and Goa have not been taking breath-analyser test for some time, the people said, risking the lives of passengers. The aviation regulator is likely...

  • Railways to rename trains after famous literary works

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017
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    New Delhi: Adding an erudite touch to train journeys, the railways ministry is looking at a proposal to rename trains after famous literary works, referencing not just their authors but the region they come from. So, passengers travelling to West Bengal could soon board a train named after a novel by Mahashweta Devi and a train ride to Bihar could reference a work by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, said a senior official. The ministry, he said, was creating a bank of award winning literary works from across the country to christen trains acro...

  • 'Skip Traditional Hug On Eid': UP Clerics' Advice To Check Swine Flu

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  Leading clerics in Uttar Pradesh has asked Muslims to skip the traditional hug after offering Eid prayers today over worries that the embrace and handshakes could spread swine flu. 66 of the state's 75 districts have reported a record 2,300 cases of the H1N1 virus this year. This is the first time that such a large number has been reported from Uttar Pradesh. It has already cost 53 lives. "We are appealing to people to skip the tradition this year," prominent Sunni cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali ...

  • Kuwait Red Crescent celebrates eid with elderly, handicapped

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) held a ceremonial gathering at houses for the elderly and special needs marking Eid Al-Adha. Dr. Musaed Al-Enezi, in charge of volunteers at the society, told KUNA on Saturday that the activity was organized to make occupants of the houses feel the eid pleasures. During the activity, involving volunteers presents were distributed to the elderly and handicapped. ...

  • Committed To Support India's Fight Against Black Money: Swiss President

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Switzerland President Doris Leuthard has said the country is committed to supporting India's fight against black money through exchange of related information. She said so during a ceremony at the Swiss Embassy on Friday to launch celebrations commemorating the 70th year of diplomatic relations between the two countries. "India is a good friend. In these seven decades, we have listened to each other, given advice, and learned from each other. This is the foundation on which a relationship stands today,"...

  • Plan set to replace 85,000 private sector expatriates – Services, finance, management eyed

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali revealed a fiveyear plan to replace 85,000 expatriate employees of the private sector with Kuwaiti citizens. He explained that the plan will target jobs related to administrative affairs, human resources, public relations, reception and customer service in the private sector, as there are about 4,875 opportunities in those fields, along with 3,365 opportunities in jobs such as assistant manager and financial supervisor. There are ...

  • Passport data confusion ends

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The security authorities have put an end to the confusion that prevailed among residents because the data on their passports does not tally with the data stored in the government system and causes confusion particularly the date of birth. It was earlier published that this had resulted in many expatriates being prevented from leaving the country. The sources explained it is not necessary for residents to check with the Residence Affairs Departments with the exception of the Syrians, Iranians and the Iraqis. It was point...

  • Money laundering issue tied to Indian nurses to be probed

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Anti-Corruption Public Authority (ACPA) will soon start investigating the money laundering issue concerning Indian nurses quoting sources. Sources affirmed that ACPA has taken the necessary measures such as addressing the foreign affairs minister, asking him to demand for information from the Indian Embassy to pave way for the investigation of the issue. Sources said the authority intends to coordinate with the relevant Indian authorities in this regard. Sources disclosed ACPA receives and investigates all complaint...

  • Humid weather expected during weekend: Al-Bloushi

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Humid weather is expected to continue during the weekend, especially in coastal areas, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Yasser Al-Bloushi Wednesday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Bloushi said that hot and humid weather would continue on Thursday and would gradually reduce late evening as the highest temperature would reach around 44-46 degrees Celsius. Wind will be light to moderate coming from the northwest. As for the status of the sea, Al- Bloushi said that waves would be light to moderate at a heig...

  • Amir extends Eid Al-Adha greetings to all

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated Wednesday citizens and residents of Kuwait on the advent of Eid Al-Adha, expressing his best wishes for health, security, and prosperity to all. A statement by the Amiri Diwan noted that His Highness the Amir extended similar sentiments to the Arab and Islamic worlds, wishing everyone security and stability. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Encephalitis, Pneumonia Claim Lives Of Over 800 Children In Jharkhand

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    RANCHI:  Over 800 children died in two medical hospitals in Jharkhand and the majority of the deaths occurred due to encephalitis. So far this year, 660 children have died at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi and 164 deaths have been reported in the last four months from Jamshedpur's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital. Sources at RIMS said 51 per cent children died due to encephalitis, 17 per cent due to pneumonia and the rest due to other reasons including malaria, snake bite, breathing problems and b...

  • Fall Out Of Demonitization On Predicted Lines, Says Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the fallout of demonetisation was on predicted lines and the economy will benefit in medium and long term. A day after the Reserve Bank said that almost all of the demonetised currency came back into the system, Mr Jaitley said the fact that money got deposited in banks does not mean that all of it is legitimate money. "It's nobody's case that black money has been completely eliminated after demonetisation," he said. He said demonetisation, coupled with G...

  • ‘Kuwait Airways to undergo strategic overhaul’

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

    Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) is set to outline a new strategic overhaul later this year, according to Kuwaits state news service. Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Hind al Sabeeh, told the agency that the new plan will be completed before the end of the year and would help the airline regain lost glory. Plagued by years of losses, Kuwait Airways has been struggling to reform. Privatisation is often debated and the airline has been implementing an ambitious fleet modernisation programme, but hasnt been able to transform traffic on n...

  • Local banks closed from Aug 31-Sept 4

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  Kuwait Banking Association (KBA) announced on Monday that local banks will be closed for five days starting from the day of Arafat next Thursday till Monday Sept 4, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. Dr Hamad Al-Hasawi, Secretary-General of the Association, said in a press statement that the banks will start operations on Tuesday, Sept 5. Al-Hasawi pointed out that this comes in accordance with the circular issued by the Central Bank of Kuwait.  Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Around 9,000 young job-seekers submitted their applications – No need now of muezzins in mosques: Sheikha Al-Jassim

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The 60th registration period for people to apply for jobs in the public sector ended last Friday. The two-week period witnessed a record number of applications being submitted to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Aljarida daily. About 9,000 young applicants submitted their applications. The previous registration periods had never seen such demand for work in the public sector. Meanwhile, sources from CSC affirmed that the Central Employment Agency will classify jobseekers starting from Sept 8, whereby it w...

  • Schemes Like Jan Dhan Gave Wings To Millions Of Aspirations: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  On the completion of three years of the Jan Dhan Yojana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government has given "wings to millions of aspirations" through this scheme as also the social security schemes, Mudra yojana and Stand-Up India programme. He said the government's efforts to bring about a qualitative and transformative change in the lives of the poor and marginalised continue with "immense vigour". "Today, Jan Dhan Yojana completes 3 years. I congratulate the crores of pe...

  • Ram Rahim Gets 10 Years In Jail For Rape, Cried In Court

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017
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    ROHTAK, HARYANA:  Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the rape of two women followers. The 50-year-old chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect wept as he was sentenced at a jail in Haryana's Rohtak by Judge Jagdeep Singh, who flew down by government helicopter to conduct a prison-side court hearing. Thousands of soldiers are guarding the prison and the army is on stand by. No civilians are being allowed within 10 km of the prison. Over a lakh of Ram Rahim's followers had gat...

  • Two thirds of ‘expats’ in private sector receive less than KD 180 – MoI starts monitoring unauthorized news websites

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Expatriates working in the Ministry of Health receive salaries ranging from KD 120 for menial jobs to KD 300 for technical jobs and nursing, and salaries exceed KD 2,500 for specialized medical jobs; whereas expatriates’ salaries in the Ministry of Education range from KD 120 to KD 525. Statistics from the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) as of July showed that the number of expatriates working in the Ministry of Health reached 36,520 or 44 percent of the total expatriate workforce in the government secto...

  • ‘Kuwait ready to defend cases filed by teachers’ – High cost prevents new schools: official

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of Fatwa and Legislation Department Judge Salah Al-Misaad affirmed that the government will deal with any attempts aimed at filing cases against Kuwait, its government domains and financial establishments, indicating that it has not yet received any case concerning expatriate teachers, reports Al-Qabas daily. In response to reports that several expatriate teachers have decided to file their grievances with the International Court in Geneva, Judge Al-Misaad revealed about a team of lawyers, consultants and members o...

  • MoCI completes ‘regulations’ for mobile vehicles, seasonal markets – Bedouns, kids of widows & divorced Kuwaiti women to be naturalized

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In accordance with the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the directives of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to invite young people to benefit from the facilities and support provided by the State, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Roudan races to complete the projects for youth, reports Al-Anba daily. In this regard, Al-Anba has learned that the ministry has completed the regulations for mobile vehicles and the executive regulations for seaso...

  • Visas issued for nationals of five countries reach 47,826

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah revealed that the number of Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Afghans who obtained visit visas or residencies or family visas from Dec 11, 2016 to July 7, 2017 reached 47,826, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that the number of visas issued to people of these five nationalities to work in the public sector was 984. The number of visas issued to them for domestic labor was 18,016. From these, 17,089 visas were issued to Bangladeshis, fiv...

  • KNPC likely to spend KD 3.5b in next five years: Al-Mutairi – Company expected to hire additional 377 workers

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) expenditure for the next five years is likely to touch KD 3.5 billion ($11.6 billion), the company’s CEO Mohammad Al-Mutairi said on Sunday. In an interview with local Al-Rai daily, he said that such expenses are earmarked for ongoing projects as well as launching new ones, citing KNPC’s total capital for the 2017-2018 fiscal year was at KD 6.1 billion ($20 billion). He noted the company withdrew the first tranche of domestic loan valued at KD 1.2 billion in M...

  • Ram Rahim case verdict: High Court slams Haryana govt, says, 'you let Panchkula burn'

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of August 2017
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    Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday slammed the Haryana government for the widespread violence and arson which took place in the state in which over 30 people were killed in the wake of conviction of Dera chief in a rape case. "You let Panchkula burn for political benefits," said HC. The HC also accused the Manohar Lal Khattar government of misleading them and said that there was a sea of difference between administrative and political decisions. At the same time, the court asked the state government f...

  • Qatar Airways Crew Member Collapses, Flight Diverted To Hyderabad

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A Qatar Airways flight was diverted to Hyderabad airport today after one of the crew members fell ill while the aircraft was at a cruising altitude, airport officials said. They said the Qatar Airways flight -- QR 964 -- was going from Doha to Bali, adding the aircraft landed safely at Hyderabad airport at midnight. The illness was so severe that the crew member reportedly collapsed while the plane was in the air, officials said. After the Qatar Airways plane landed at Hyderabad, the crew member was taken to a medica...

  • PM Modi Takes Aerial Survey Of Flood-Hit Bihar; Announces Rs. 500 Crore Relief

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of August 2017
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    PURNEA, BIHAR:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made an aerial survey of flood-hit areas of Bihar and announced Rs. 500 crore as immediate relief for the state besides Rs. 2 lakh each to the kin of those who died in the deluge. He also said a central team would be sent to the state soon to assess the damage caused by the floods, the PMO said. He asked the insurance companies to send their personnel urgently to assess the damage to crops so that farmers could get early relief. The decisions came after the prime minister held a...

  • Price of diesel, kerosene set to rise in September

    Posted on : Friday 25th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The price of diesel and kerosene will increase by five fils to become 110 fils per liter in September, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting a source from the Subsidy Committee at the Ministry of Finance. According to the source, the prices of premium fuel (91 octane) will remain at 85 fils per liter and super fuel (95 octane) at 105 fils per liter; while the price of ultra fuel (98 octane) will be 165 fils per liter. The source disclosed that prices will increase in the coming period because many commodities and services depe...

  • False employment is rampant in Kuwait labour market: Al-Kandari – ‘13 firms, over 500 employees referred to Public Prosecution’

    Posted on : Friday 25th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Confirmation by the State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah of the fact that at least 13 companies and more than 500 employees were referred to the Public Prosecution over cases of false employment and connivance to obtain labor support has stirred up waves of reactions from the public. And more so, the statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) that the number of Kuwaitis working in the private sector reached 89,727, a...

  • Rs. 200 Note To Be Launched Tomorrow

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will tomorrow issue Rs. 200 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, from select RBI offices, and some bank. The notes will bear the signature of RBI governor Urjit Patel. The new Rs. 200 denomination has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Bright Yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The government had on Wednesday notified...

  • MP bids to ‘Gazette’ expat hires – Safa Al-Hashem vows salt on wound of joblessness

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Waleed Tabtabaei has submitted a bill on publishing the names of expatriates appointed to public sector jobs in the official gazette. He proposed adding a paragraph in Article 15 of Civil Service Law No. 15/1979 to read as follows: “Names of non-Kuwaitis employed in public institutions and companies owned by the government should be published in the official gazette and they should be under the control of the State Audit Bureau. Any complaint or contention on their appointment should be submitted within 60 days from th...

  • Kuwaiti market safe, free from ‘plastic rice’: ministry

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced Wednesday that the Kuwaiti market is safe and free from any “plastic rice” products after receiving test results from the ministry’s labs. Following rumors that were spreading on the social networks related to the “plastic rice,” the ministry started to collect samples from various outlets all over the country, aiming to confirm safety and to ensure that only safe products are in the market, a statement by the ministry said. All products tha...

  • Minister’s decision on exam cheats draws mixed reactions

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares’ decision to prevent students who cheated in an exam from taking the remaining examinations and considering them failed with zero marks in all subjects has drawn mixed reactions in the educational sector and on social media, reports Al-Qabas daily. Educational figures and academicians who support the decision pointed out this is aimed at correcting the educational track and combating cheating which has become widespread in the last few years. They explain...

  • Ministry ‘temporarily’ solves hygiene-tied crisis in schools

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has temporarily solved the hygiene related crisis in its schools and educational zones before the start of the new academic year, reports Al-Rai daily. Such a move came after the ministry represented by its financial sector extended the current cleaning services contracts for another three months ending on September 30 at a total value of KD 1.6 million for all educational zones except for Farwaniya, which has a cleaning service arrangement already in place. Assistant Undersecretary for Financial A...

  • Historic Verdict: Individual privacy is a fundamental right, rules Supreme Court

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: In a historic verdict on Thursday, a nine-bench judge unanimously ruled that individual privacy is a fundamental right, overruling it's own 55-year-old judgements of 1962 and 1954. The top court, however, deferred its statement on Aadhaar issue for later. The court also said that the ruling will have large scale implication on national issues. In a brief statement, Chief Justice JS Khehar said privacy was "protected as an intrinsic part of Article 21 that protects life and liberty". A decision on Aadhaar will...

  • Court Of Inquiry Ordered Into Death Of 2 Cadets At Indian Military Academy

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A probe has been ordered into the death of two military cadets who collapsed during training last week due to dehydration and exhaustion. Five more cadets had also fallen ill but their condition was stable. The cadets, who had recently joined the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun, had gone to Saharanpur district's Badshahi Bagh for a training camp. During a 10-km run that aim to boost the cadets' stamina and endurance, seven cadets fell ill due to dehydration. One cadet, Deepak Sharma, was rushed to a l...

  • Building owners inform tenants to bear cost of electricity and water

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Owners of residential buildings have lately been informing tenants to bear the cost of electricity and water usage, mainly due to the decision to be enforced on Tuesday, August 22 to increase the electricity and water tariffs based on Law No. 20/2016. They sent the message across to their tenants either through the building caretakers or in notices that were stuck on the main entrances of the residential buildings. According to the law, electricity prices will increase from two fils per kilowatt to five fils per kilowatt. W...

  • No work permits for North Koreans

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: According to a decision taken by Residence Affairs Department of the Ministry of Interior on July 18, 2017, work permits will not be issued for North Koreans, reports Al-Qabas daily. The decision also says about 1,800 North Koreans will be affected by the decision because the authorities will also not renew the work permits of those who are already in the country. Most of those affected by the decision are working with contracting and construction companies. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • MoI to amend some ‘clauses’ of Ministerial Decision No. 2302/’16 on Domestic Workers Law

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al- Jarrah recently issued a decision to amend some provisions of Ministerial Decision No. 2302/2016 on regulations and procedures concerning the implementation of Domestic Workers Law. The decision stipulates that for issuance or renewal of license to recruit domestic workers from abroad, the domestic labor offices are required to submit financial guarantee for KD 40,000 from any local bank, and the guarantee should be valid for two years. It also requires companies to present a letter of ...

  • PM Modi to begin official visit to Kuwait soon

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Fahd Al-Awadi affirmed deeprooted bilateral diplomatic relations and friendly ties between Kuwait and India, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Awadi disclosed the Indian prime minister Modi will begin an official visit to Kuwait soon. He noted the Kuwaiti-Indian Joint Committee is scheduled to meet before the end of 2017 to discuss the importance of availing of India’s advanced communication and IT programming. Concerning the main problem he faces in India, Al-Awadi pointed to the issue of Indian ...

  • Over 90 Lakh Farmers Benefited From Crop Insurance Scheme, PM Modi Told

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Over 90 lakh farmers have benefited from the crop insurance scheme during the Kharif season last year and the Rabi season in 2016-17, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told in New Delhi today. The prime minister was informed that claims of over Rs. 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, according to a PMO statement. Officials told the members of the meeting that latest technology including smart phones, remote sensing, satellite data and drones ar...

  • ‘13 firms with 500 workers referred to prosecution over bogus employment’

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah disclosed the State has recovered over KD 500,000 and referred 13 companies with 500 people to prosecution over bogus employment and conspiracy to collect workers aid dubiously. He said the ministry accomplished this through measures implemented by the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) to identify individuals presenting wrong data and those confirmed to have engaged in bogus employment to receive aids dubi...

  • ‘Need to provide housing for employees at Workers City’

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Development Projects at Kuwait Municipality Engineer Fayez Al-Mutairi has requested the Director of Tenders and Contracts to oblige companies having contracts with the Municipality to secure accommodation for their employees at the Workers City in South Jahra, reports Al-Qabas daily. Engineer Al-Mutairi said the clause should be inserted by changing the current and future contractual agreements. He said the clause should be inserted in a way that it’ll have legal implication. He indicated the workers can a...

  • VAT, selective tax to bring in KD 600m

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Finance Undersecretary Khalifa Hamadah said the annual revenue from value added tax (VAT) and GCC unified selective excise tax is estimated at KD 600 million, which will not completely eliminate the State budget deficit but it will contribute to the promotion of non-oil revenues; thereby, reducing the deficit. It has been reported earlier that the minister of finance prepared a draft law on excise tax — Excise Bill — in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Unified Treaty for Excise Taxa...

  • ‘Sept 1 first day of Eid Al-Adha’

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    Department of Astronomy and Space Science at the Kuwait Science Club announces that next Wednesday, Aug 23, will be the first day of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH. Standing on the Mount Arafat then falls on Thursday, Aug 31, and Friday, Sept 1 is the first day of Eid Al-Adha. In a press release, the department said the pairing of the birth of Hilal of Dhul Hijjah will happen at exactly 9:30 pm Kuwait time on Monday. It will remain until sunset on Tuesday for 34 minutes, and will be easy to sight. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • $8.9 mln deal signed to maintain Kuwait Air Force planes

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    The US Department of Defense announced that the L3 Vertex Aerospace is being awarded a contract worth $8.9 million for providing Kuwait with maintenance and logistics on the KC- 130J Hercules tanker aircraft, reports Al-Rai daily. The contract is aimed at equipment and logistical support for three KC-130J tankers operated by Kuwait and falls under foreign military sales funding guidelines. The contract is expected to expire in August 2022. The KC-130J Hercules tanker is designed for mid-air refueling of military aircraft to extend th...

  • Malegaon Blast Accused Lt Col Prasad Purohit, In Jail For 9 Years, Gets Bail

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court has granted bail to Army officer Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Lt Col Purohit has been in prison for the last nine years. He had moved the top court after the Bombay High Court rejected bail earlier this year. The National Investigating Agency or NIA, which handles terror cases, had opposed bail for the Armyman alleging there is evidence of Lt Col Purohit's involvement in the Malegaon blast that killed seven people. Senior lawyer Harish Salve, who appeared f...

  • IIT Entrance Exam To Go Completely Online From 2018: Official

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    CHENNAI:  The entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will go completely online from 2018 to make logistics and evaluations easier, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) decided on Sunday. The JAB, which is the policy-making body on IIT admissions, took the decision at a meeting in Chennai. In the online mode, students will take up the examination at designated centres where they need to answer the questions on a computer instead of using pen and paper. At present optical mark reading (OMR) sheets are u...

  • Media Advisor To Former PM PV Narasimha Rao Dies

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  Retired IAS officer PVRK Prasad, who was Additional Secretary and Media Advisor to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, passed away today. Mr Prasad was 77 and died of cardiac arrest at a super-speciality hospital here, sources close to him said. Mr Prasad, an IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, held several important responsibilities, including Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and Chairman of Vizag Port Trust, during his illustrious career. Under his leadership as Executive Officer d...

  • Sushma Swaraj assures medical visa to ailing infant from Pakistan

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday assured the family of a Pakistani child to give him a visa for his medical treatment in India. Swaraj's response came after one of the family members of the child requested her to grant a visa to the child, saying the child needs treatment for bone marrow. "Yes, we will give him visa. @IndiainPakistan," Swaraj said in a tweet. Earlier, one Lata Sunil said the child needs bone marrow treatment in India and requested Swaraj to give him a visa on medical ground. On the occa...

  • Government confirms 'incident' took place between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI: India on Friday confirmed that an "incident" had taken place between the Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake in Ladakh and also reiterated that it will continue to engage with Beijing to find a mutually acceptable solution to the Doklam standoff.<br/>+ "Today, I can confirm that there was an incident at Pangong Tso on August 15," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said when questioned by reporters about the reported scuffle that involved stone-throwing+ and fisticuffs. "Such incidents do ...

  • New Rs 50 note to hit market soon, old note to continue

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI: A new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi series, slightly smaller and slimmer than the existing note will soon be introduced by the Reserve Bank of India. All earlier notes will also continue to be legal tender. The dimensions of the new note will be 66mm x 135mm. While the height is the same as the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 banknotes which were issued after demonetization, the width is lesser than the Rs 500 banknote. Besides the colour and the dimensions, a unique feature of the new banknote is the motif...

  • Arun Jaitley Asks States To Cut VAT On Natural Gas, Other Fuel

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has written to state chief ministers seeking a cut in sales tax or VAT on fuels like natural gas that have been kept out of the GST but are used as inputs for goods that come under the new indirect tax regime. Crude oil, petrol, diesel, natural gas and jet fuel (ATF) have been kept out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which kicked in from July, replacing over a dozen central and state levies like central excise, service tax and VAT with a single uniform levy. "The letter by Finan...

  • Municipality refuses visa transfer of expat workers – ‘Clearance must from institutions’

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Municipality has refused to grant expatriate employees under the support services item permit to transfer to another sponsor when their contracts end. Sources disclosed the contracts of these employees do not include stipulation on indemnity, so granting them permit for residency transfer is connected to submission of clearances from a number of institutions. Sources affirmed the law is applied on all employees under the above mentioned item including those occupying senior positions. Sources added the procedures...

  • New direct shipping line between Doha Qatar, Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Qatar Shipping Company announced the beginning of direct shipping between Doha and Kuwait, saying the new service will be a weekly affair between Hamad Port in Qatar and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. The company, through Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Abdul-Rahman Essa Al-Mana’e, declared the ships will carry 515 regular containers and 50 chiller containers for the one-day shipping journey. He noted the new service is necessary for transportation of perishable goods and foodstuffs to and fro Q...

  • ‘Remove barrier in parking lot’

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Ahmad Al- Fadhel has urged Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to order the removal of the barrier put in place by one of the imams in West Mishref in the parking lot of a mosque in the area, as this barrier is preventing worshippers from using some parking spaces, reports Al-Shahed daily. MP Al-Fadhel said he received several reports in this regard along with evidences which prove that an imam made an absurd move of installing a barrier in the car parking lot of a mosque in Mishref area to indicate that the parking sp...

  • Over 140 Animals Found Dead In Flood-Hit Kaziranga National Park

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017
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    KAZIRANGA:  The second wave of floods in Assam has inundated 80 per cent of the 481 sq km area of the Kaziranga National Park and claimed the lives of over 140 animals, including seven rhinos. Since August 10, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one porcupine died, Kaziranga National Park Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rohini Ballav Saikia said on Wednesday. "Carcasses are being recovered daily," the official said. Out of the seven dead r...

  • Residents 'Trapped' As Bengaluru Lakes Froth Like Never Before

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017
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    BENGALURU:  After the city's heaviest August rain in a century, two giant lakes in Bengaluru are spewing so much toxic foam that residents who live near them have reportedly complained that they are having to stay indoors. On Wednesday, the froth, a stinking cocktail of chemicals and untreated sewage dumped in the lakes, rose to over 10 feet in the Varthur Lake, spilling over a tall fence erected to keep the foam away from motorists on the city's Whitefield road. A day before, the 1000-acre Bellandur Lake had hurled froth at mot...

  • Statistics reveal male expats outnumber female counterparts

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Official statistics released recently showed that male expatriates outnumbered their female counterparts, indicating 68 percent of residency permits granted in 2016 were for male expatriates. The number of residency permits granted in 2016 totaled 2,697,195 — an increase by 465,840 in the last six years and by 104,097 last year. The number of male expatriates under visa 18 is five times more than females — males constitute 68.32 percent of the total and females constitute 13.33 percent. The total number of e...

  • ‘Building owners need to provide car parking space for the tenants’

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : About 80 percent of the investment and commercial buildings do not have basements for the tenants to park their cars, quoting a reliable source from Kuwait Municipality. He said Kuwait Municipality has prepared a new mechanism that links issuance of license to offering electricity for parking spots of each flat. The source explained that the tenant has the right to lodge a complaint against the owner in case the latter does not provide space for car parking. The tenant can also lodge a complaint if the flat does not match t...

  • GTD launches ‘smart’ driving licence project – Saving time, effort for citizens

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry launched Tuesday the smart driving license project, through which licenses will be issued (renewed) in selfservice kiosks and stalls to be installed in different locations for citizens to save time and effort and exempt them from the requirement to personally appear in the concerned departments to process driving license related transactions. In a press statement, the ministry affirmed the project is part of a comprehensive and long-term national strategy for the Traffic Sector and it will be ready for...

  • Kuwait bids farewell to Abdulredha – Actor immortalized with commemorative stamps

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Despite scorching heat and summer-end high humidity, waves of nationals and residents on Wednesday gathered at the funeral of the renowned Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha to express their deep grief at the great loss and bid the last good-bye to the deceased. At around dusk, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim led the huge crowd of citizens and expatriates, overseeing with tearful eyes coffin of the actor, who had made them laugh for many years with his much applauded theatrical plays, being buried. ...

  • Top American Experts Welcome India-US Two-By-Two Ministerial Dialogue

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The decision by India and the US to establish a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue has been welcomed by top American experts who believe that it would enhance strategic coordination between the two nations. US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to enhance peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue, which would elevate their strategic consultations, according to the White House. "This is a very welcome development. Having a jo...

  • 71st Independence Day of India in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    Despite extremely hot summer, approximately 3,000 Indian nationals joyously participated in the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Indian Embassy premises. The function started with the unfurling of the tri-colour National Flag by Ambassador Sunil Jain and the singing of the National Anthem. Thereafter, Ambassador read out Hon’ble President’s Address to the Nation. The Bohra Community band played a variety of marching tunes to the delight of the assembled gathering. The cultural programme concluded with the singing of patr...

  • President’s Address To The Nation On The Eve Of India’s 71st Independence Day, 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

    Dear Fellow Citizens engaged in the task of nation building My greetings to you as we complete 70 years of our Independence Our country will be celebrating its 71st Independence Day tomorrow. On the eve of this anniversary I extend my good wishes to all of you. On August 15, 1947, we became a free nation. Sovereignty and the responsibility for our destiny moved from the British crown to the people of India. Some have called this process a “transfer of power”. It was much more than that. It was the culmination of a...

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala woman says game killed 16-year-old son last month

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: A Kerala-based woman claims that her minor son, who hanged himself last month, was a victim of the infamous Blue Whale Challenge. Hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, 16-year-old Manoj C Manu hanged himself on July 26 at his residence.  Earlier, Manu's family cited a failed relationship and his mother's scoldings as the probable reasons behind his suicide. The family filed a fresh complaint three days ago, following the news of recent suicides in connection with the online Blue Whale game, said South Zone IG M...

  • Kuwait may ‘lag’ on VAT

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

    ABU DHABI : The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will introduce value-added tax next January but other countries in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council may do so later in the year, a senior UAE official said on Tuesday. Their state finances pressured by low oil prices, GCC countries have jointly agreed to one of the biggest changes in their tax policy for decades: imposition of VAT at a 5 percent rate next year. But the move will involve major administrative and technical challenges for GCC governments, requiring them to draft d...

  • Abdulredha’s body to arrive in Kuwait today morning at 10:30

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Actor Dawood Hussein affirmed that the body of the late actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha will arrive in Kuwait on Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. The burial will happen same day in the afternoon at the Ja’afari cemetery, reports Al- Anba daily. He indicated that the delay in completion of some documents and procedures had delayed the arrival of the body in Kuwait. Hussein revealed that the ceremony for offering condolences will be in Al-Wazzan Mosque in Mishrif area for men, while for women, it will be at Bu Adnan&rsq...

  • Air India To Accord Priority To Armed Forces Personnel In Boarding

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Air India has decided to accord priority to the armed forces personnel in boarding its flights across the carrier's network. The decision has been taken as a mark of honour and respect to these personnel, on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day. The boarding priority on Air India's aircraft for the serving armed forces personnel commenced on Tuesday, a senior official of the airlines said. Air India already provides concessionary and discounted air fares to the armed forces personnel on it...

  • Flood of Cheap Chinese Imports May Hurt India's Factories

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    A troop standoff along the border with China isn't the only worry for Indian policy makers. The weaker yuan is intensifying a flood of cheap Chinese goods into the country, threatening to hurt India's struggling factories and blow out its biggest bilateral trade deficit. So authorities should take steps to support domestic companies as well as curb gains in the rupee, said Soumya Kanti Ghosh, chief economic adviser at State Bank of India, the nation's biggest lender and one of its top currency traders. India must "re...

  • Tripura Chief Minister Alleges Doordarshan, AIR Refused To Broadcast His Independence Day Speech

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    AGARTALA/NEW DELHI:  Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar alleged on Tuesday that Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) refused to broadcast his Independence Day address unless he "reshaped" it and termed it as an "undemocratic, autocratic and intolerant step". There was no immediate reaction from the Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio. A Tripura government press statement alleged that Doordarshan and AIR had recorded Sarkar's speech on August 12. At 7 pm on Monday, the Chief Mi...

  • Bengaluru: 101 Indira canteens offering breakfast for Rs 5, meals at Rs 10 to go live today

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will inaugurate one of Karnataka Government`s most ambitious projects to serve affordable food – the Indira Canteen meal at Kanakanapalya in Bengaluru. A total of 101 Indira Canteens will be launched today. The canteen will breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10. The lunch will be free for all on inaugural day. Rahul Gandhi will later address Congress party workers after the inauguration, following which, he will leave for Delhi. Courtesy : Zeenews ...

  • Neither 'goli' nor 'gaali' can solve the Kashmir issue: PM Modi on I-Day

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of August 2017

    NEW DELHI: "Neither bullets nor brickbats will solve the Kashmir issue, only love will", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, India's 71st Independence Day. The PM added that while "there is no question of being soft on terrorism", any "violence in the name of faith cannot be condoned". He also spoke about the recent death of 60 children in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and the floods in various states, saying that the "people of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natu...

  • PM Modi Keeps His Promise With Shortest Independence Day Speech In 4 Years

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised an Independence Day speech under 50 minutes this year. He went just over at 54 minutes. Today's address to the nation from the Red Fort was the Prime Minister's shortest so far in the last four years. During last month's Mann Ki Baat -- his radio programme - PM Modi had said he had received letters from people complaining that his Independence Day speeches were "a little too long". He had then promised to make a shorter speech.  At 54 minutes, PM Mo...

  • India, China Cannot Defeat Each Other, Says Dalai Lama

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said India and China cannot defeat each other and both the countries will have to live together as neighbours. The spirit of "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" is the only way forward, he stressed. "In the current border situation, neither India nor China can defeat the other. Both countries are militarily powerful," the Dalai Lama said. Both the countries will have to live together as neighbours, he said. "There may be some incidents of cross-border firing. It does ...

  • Nearly 20 Lakh Affected By Floods In Bihar

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017
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    PATNA:  Nearly twenty lakh people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday. Over ten lakh people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar in last two days. "Thousands were displaced after their villages were inundated," a Kishanganj district official said. Other affected districts are Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul, East and West Champaran. The ...

  • Poor priced out of health – Expats to suffer

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : From the month of October, majority of expatriates in Kuwait will not be able to afford healthcare services in the country, due to the new system of fees to be implemented by Ministry of Health. Statistically, it will be almost impossible for nearly 600,000 expatriate workers in Kuwait to be able to afford staying for at least two nights in an Intensive Care Unit. According to the latest statistics issued by the Central Statistical Bureau, the salaries of 600,000 expatriates in the private sector range from KD 60 to KD ...

  • Magnetic toys are severe health hazard to children, warn experts

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kuwait Association of Pediatric Surgeons warned on Saturday that high-powered magnetic toys, popular locally amongst children, have severe health hazards if swallowed as they obstruct or puncture the gastrointestinal tract. The remarks were made as the number of cases of ingestion of the toys, which require partial intestinal removal surgery for the removal of the obstacles, recorded a significant rise in recent weeks. Surgeons in Kuwait dealt with four cases in July alone compared to only three throughout the whole of ...

  • ‘6 govt employment agencies recruit nurses’

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain, in response to the article published two days ago about hawala transactions, said this issue is no longer a secret and that there are agencies in both countries involved in such transactions. He explained that each nurse was forced to pay between KD 7,000 and KD 10,000 to work in Kuwait, which led them to seek loans from banks or sell their homes and jewelry. The recruitment of Indian nurses to work in Kuwait happens through six government employment agencies. This step is aimed f...

  • Gulf oil spill clean by end week – Teams still at work

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Emergency workers have managed to clean up “the major part” of an oil spill near the joint Kuwaiti-Saudi Al-Khafji oilfield in the Gulf, an official said on Sunday. “The major portion of the main oil spill has been removed,” Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) spokesman Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said in a statement. Teams were still working to clean other parts of the spill and coastal areas, he said. Emergency teams have been battling the large oil spill since it appeared off the emira...

  • Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) to join NDA

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has formally invited Nitish Kumar headed Janata Dal (United) to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The development comes a day after the Bihar Chief Minister had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah in the national capital on Friday. Confirming about the formal invite, Shah on Saturday tweeted, "I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA." JD(U) sources said the party is expected to an...

  • Pinarayi Vijayan to open Nehru Trophy boat race today

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    Alappuzha: It is all set for one of the biggest extravaganzas in water sport, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race (NTBR), on the Punnamada lake here. A record number of 78 boats, including 22 snake-boats (chundan vallom), will take part in this year's event, which will be inaugurated by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at 2 pm on Saturday. Twenty snake-boats will take part in the race in five heats, while four other boats will show their strength in an exhibition race. The boats that clock minimum time in the heats will take part in the fi...

  • 60 Children Dead In 5 Days At UP Hospital Where Oxygen Supply Was Cut

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    GORAKHPUR, UTTAR PRADESH:  Sixty children, including many newborn babies, have died in the last five days at a hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's parliamentary constituency. 23 died on Thursday, when the hospital reported a disruption in oxygen supply, but the state government has emphatically stated that no child died because of a lack of oxygen. It has, however, admitted there could be negligence and has ordered an investigation. The Chief Minister had visited the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medica...

  • At Least 5 Dead And 12 Injured As 2 Buses Collide On Agra-Jaipur Highway

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

    AGRA:  Two buses collided near Pathauli village on Agra-Jaipur highway early today, killing five persons and injuring more than a dozen others, the police said. A bus carrying pilgrims from Kannauj was on its way to a temple in Rajasthan when the other bus, which was coming to Agra from Jaipur, hit it, they said. Malpura police station SO Ramesh Bhardwaj said three persons died on the spot and the bodies have been sent for postmortem. SN Medical College staff told PTI that two persons, including a woman, of the 21 ...

  • Ivanka Trump To Attend India, US Entrepreneur Summit In Hyderabad In November

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India and the US will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from November 28 this year and the American delegation will be led by President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight. He said the three-day event would aim to bring together entrepreneurs of the two countries. "The Summit is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with global leader," PM Modi tweeted. "Look forward to Ms. Ivanka T...

  • Parents complain about baby milk shortage

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of parents have complained about the shortage of milk for babies, particularly the infant formula which, they said, is available only in public hospitals quoting medical sources. Sources disclosed the parents are worried as the shortage of infant formula is too dangerous for babies whose mothers cannot breastfeed and babies who reject other types of milk. Sources added the complainants disclosed the hospitals refused to give them the quantity of milk their babies need under the pretext that the supply in the st...

  • Minister nods revocation of 13 persons citizenship

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah has signed a letter to approve the revocation of the Kuwaiti citizenship of 13 individuals, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the letter has been referred to the Cabinet, indicating that the 13 individuals are from one family that originally came from Syria. The sources said the 13 former Syrian nationals were registered under a Kuwaiti citizen who has been referred for interrogations, adding that legal actions...

  • Venkaiah Naidu Takes Oath As India's 13th Vice President

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  M Venkaiah Naidu took oath this morning as India's 13th Vice President. Nominated by the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, he won the Vice Presidential election last week. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prior to the formal function, Mr Naidu, 68, paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in the capital. He also paid tributes to Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. With 516 votes, Mr Naidu won 67.9 per cent vote share in the 15...

  • Government Asked To Clarify Whether Taj Mahal Is Mausoleum Or Temple

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Union culture ministry to clarify its stand on whether the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Shahjahan or a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughal emperor by a Rajput king. The question, forwarded as an alternative narrative of history by some claiming to be historians and the subject of various court cases, reached the CIC through a Right To Information (RTI) plea and is now at the culture ministry's door. In a recent order, Information Commissioner Sridhar Ac...

  • AIADMK Merger By Next Week, Say Sources, Sasikala's Exit Likely

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

    CHENNAI:  It has been in the works for months but the two factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK have agreed in principle to merge and an announcement may come as early as next week, sources said today. The AIADMK split earlier this year after a power struggle weeks after the death of J Jayalalithaa, former Chief Minister and the party's powerful leader. Her companion VK Sasikala, who replaced her as party chief and tried to become chief minister before she was jailed for corruption, may be jettisoned to facilitate the reunion. ...

  • MPs voice opposition to imposition of VAT – ‘Cut expenses’

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Lawmakers have rejected the Valued Added Tax (VAT) Bill passed recently by the GCC Council of Ministers, indicating they will not follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in other GCC countries as the bill will negatively affect citizens. MP Riyadh Al-Adsani affirmed his objection to any tax bill including VAT, asserting the bill is included in the government’s work program so he might grill the prime minister based on the general policy of the government and other issues such as the soaring prices and impact on ...

  • Kuwait to witness Perseids on Saturday

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Department of Astronomy and Space at Kuwait Science Club (KSC) announced that Kuwait will witness meteor showers (Perseids) at a rate of 100 Perseids per hour next Saturday. The skies of Kuwait will be adorned with meteor showers that will be at its peak on Saturday. The department explained that the Perseids can be seen with the naked eye without the need for telescopes or monitoring devices. The meteor showers will light up the skies of Kuwait at night and will continue from midnight to sunrise on Sunday morning. They...

  • Telephone lines cut Aug 27 if bills are not paid, says MoC - KD 50 home, KD100 commercial in disconnection list

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Communications on Wednesday urged subscribers to pay financial dues, warning that it will enforce a programmed automatic severance of telephone land lines service for August in line with the procedure in force. Subscribers will receive a general warning message on Aug 13, then a second will follow to the concerned ones a week later, the ministry said in a statement. Service will be cut as of Aug 27 if bills are not paid, it added. The financial ceiling according to which the computer will include a...

  • Bomb, Letter Vowing Revenge For Lashkar Terrorist Found On Train In UP

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  A low-intensity explosive device and a letter vowing revenge for LeT terrorist Abu Dujana's death was found on board the Akal Takht Express in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi town early on Thursday, police said. The bomb with wires wrapped around it, was discovered by a passenger of the B-3 AC coach inside a toilet of the express train which was going from Kolkata to Jammu Tawi. The passengers raised an alarm at around 1:30 am after which the guard of the train stopped it at the Akbarganj railway station. Police tea...

  • On Quit India Anniversary, PM Modi Urges Citizens To Build 'New India'

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017
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    On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked people to take a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a 'new India' by 2022. He saluted all those who participated in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and asked people to take inspiration from that. In a series of tweets, PM Modi noted that the entire nation had come together under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi with the aim of attaining freed...

  • Expats deposits increase 2.4 pct

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has affirmed strength of the country’s financial status, disclosing that deposits of expatriates in local banks increased by 2.4 percent by the end of the last fiscal year — around KD 42 billion, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Central Bank Governor Dr Mohammad Al-Hashel presented a report on major banking and financial developments for fiscal 2016/2017 ending on March 31, 2017. He highlighted the most important indices and achievements related to currency including the exchange rate,...

  • Kuwait 6th with 79 tons gold reserve

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait ranked sixth among the Arab countries with approximately 79 tons of gold reserve. Recent statistics of the International Gold Council indicated the net purchases of gold by the central banks for April, May and June 2017 was 94.5 tons, indicating 20 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Saudi Arabia occupied the first place among Arab countries with 322.9 tons, followed by Lebanon with 286.8 tons, and Algeria with 173.6 tons, Libya with 116.6, and Iraq with 89.8 tons, while the United States maintain...

  • ‘Trained domestics at low cost available very soon’ – Rates can’t be cut to KD 350: official

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : An official from Al-Durra Domestic Company stated the cost of bringing in a domestic worker to Kuwait cannot be reduced to KD 350 under any circumstances due to tight competition among neighboring countries recruiting domestic workers from their countries of origin. He pointed out that the company will bear the legal and financial responsibility if the domestic worker is not handed over to the sponsor within 24 hours upon arrival. He noted the company is working hard to offer trained domestic workers at low cost and also pr...

  • Around 1,200 sacked in TV sector – Grievances under study

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Information has terminated the services of nearly 1,200 employees who were working on special contracts in the television sector. This step is part of the ministry’s plan to enhance and develop the human resources, and help in their growth. Speaking to the daily, Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Development Sector Mohammad Al-Awash explained that the ministry sought the expertise of a number of employees who were working on special contracts in the television sector. However, it terminated the...

  • ‘Exempted expats contradict policy’

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health’s announcement to exclude expatriate employees of the ministry from the new fees for medical services contradicts the essence of its rationalization policy, especially as it also excludes the families of expatriate employees of the ministry. Quoting sources wondered if it’s acceptable for other ministries and official bodies to follow the same pattern and increase the cost of their services while excluding their expatriate employees. They asked if the expatriate employees of other ministri...

  • NRIs In US Welcome Cabinet Decision To Extend Proxy Voting

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

    WASHINGTON:  The large non-resident Indian community in the US has welcomed the recent decision of the Union Cabinet to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians. "We welcome this move," Thomas Abraham, chairman of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) said. Still an Indian citizen, despite having obtained a green card for more than four decades now, Mr Abraham said the decision of the Indian government in this regard is a dream come true for people like him and many others. The Election Commissi...

  • Reports ‘not accurate’ on hiring of domestics by firm - Lankan embassy clarifies

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait clarified that the reports circulating on social medial concerning the recruitment of Sri Lankan domestic workers by a company as well as the closure of some domestic labor offices in this field are not accurate, reports Al- Nahar daily. In a press statement, the embassy revealed that the company, which will launch operations in the coming few months, will provide domestic workers at a cost of KD 350 but its activities will not affect the existing recruitment agencies. The embassy affirmed t...

  • Nearly 50, Including Children, Caught In Uttar Pradesh Waterfall Current

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017
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    MIRZAPUR, UTTAR PRADESH:  Nearly 50 people, including children and elderly, were trapped in the middle of a waterfall for hours on Monday in eastern Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur district. All the tourists are reported to be rescued. Locals from nearby localities had gone to a popular picnic spot near Sukhdar falls in Mirzapur, 286 km from the capital city of Lucknow.  While several people were cooking by the banks of the water body, many people started bathing in the water body. "The colour of the water changed and it ...

  • Promoting Rail Tourism

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    Indian Railways has launched a facility for 365 days advance booking of Air-conditioned Class accommodation on trains for the convenience of visiting Foreign Tourists and NRIs. Salient features of the scheme are as under – International mobile number of the user will be captured at the time of user registration / updation of profile. An OTP will be sent to confirm mobile number and another OTP to verify the e-mail ID.  Passport number of all Foreign Tourist & NRIs will be captured at the time of booking. Payment wo...

  • Majority of marginal workers victims of visa traders – ‘About 30,000 workers reported absconding in 2016’

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : According to a study conducted by researcher Fatmah Al-Ramzi under the supervision of Dr Ramzi Salama from the parliament’s Studies and Research Sector, majority of the marginal workers in Kuwait are victims of visa traders. The reports issued by the General Statistical Bureau in 2015 stated that non-Kuwaiti workers constitute the highest percentage in the labor market. Among them, 38.7 percent hold certificates below the primary level and 34.6 percent of them hold intermediate certificates. These are the categories t...

  • Media debates if poor can pay – fees up health revenue 131%

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The social media has been abuzz with comments on the Ministry of Health’s announcement of new fees for medical services offered to expatriates that will be enforced by the beginning of October, drawing mixed reactions from the public. A doctor pointed out that referring the patient to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a difficult decision and it is limited to patients whose lives are in danger. He inquired about the situation of a laborer whose salary is KD 100 in case he needs to be confined in the ICU for a few days ...

  • Study highlights failure by govt to address 'unemployment' problem

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A parliamentary study highlighted the failure of all procedures taken by the government from 2000 to 2016 to address the unemployment problem, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the study, the rate of underemployment in the public sector reached 79.4 percent. It also pointed out that the five-year plan (2009 to 2013) and governmental work plans disclosed a total of 21,000 citizens join the labor market yearly within the coming five years based on the educational outputs. In early 1997, the government adopted a three-point str...

  • ‘Zakat House staff did not get pay for 6 mths’ – ‘Need to amend appointments law’

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Zakat House has not paid the salaries of its employees for more than six months, despite being a government agency where the employees are supposed to receive the full salary stipulated in the salary certificate in accordance with the civil service law, reports Al- Seyassah daily quoting informed sources. They explained that a large number of employees received just a quarter or a third of their salaries for more than six months even though they are supposed to receive their salaries like their counterparts in other governmenta...

  • Venkaiah Naidu Gives New Definition Of India

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017
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    BENGALURU:  Staying true to his love for acronyms, Vice President elect M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that India stands for 'Integrated National Development Impacting All Indians'. "India stands for: Integrated National Development Impacting All Indians, equally well. This is the mission for India," he said after being felicitated here for winning the vice-presidential poll. Mr Naidu had defeated the opposition's nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, by a wide margin in the August 5...

  • BEST Buses Go Off Mumbai Roads As Workers Strike Over Salaries

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    MUMBAI:  The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport or BEST worker's union decided to go ahead with the bus strike from Sunday midnight to press for their demands, including timely payment of salaries. The bus strike would put citizens to inconvenience as 'Raksha Bandhan' is being celebrated today. The BEST employees and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC have been at the loggerheads for the past few days over several issues, including irregular payment of salary.  The BEST employees' un...

  • Gujarat High Court Upholds NEET Requirement For Admission To Ayurveda, Homeopathy

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of August 2017

    AHMEDABAD:  The Gujarat High Court today dismissed a petition challenging a rule which makes the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for admission to ayurveda and homoeopathy courses from this year. A division bench headed by Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy dismissed the petition filed by some students challenging the Gujarat Professional Medical Educational Courses (Regulation of Admission) Rules, 2017. The court said the state was justified in framing these rules making a certain minimum NEET score mandatory for BAMS...

  • Union Cabinet Approves Scrapping Of No Detention Policy Till Class 8

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of August 2017

    NEW DELHI:  The Union Cabinet today approved the scrapping of the no-detention policy in schools till Class 8. It also gave its nod to the Human Resource Development Ministry's plan of creating 20 world-class institutions in the country. An enabling provision will be made in the Right of Children for Free and Compulsory Education Amendment Bill which will allow states to detain students in class 5 and class 8 if they fail in the year-end exam. However, the students will have to be given a second chance to improve via an examination ...

  • 10th Urban Mobility India Conference & Expo 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

    India’s Ministry of Urban Development is organizing the 10th Urban Mobility India Conference 2017 & Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World (CODATU). Further details about the 3 day event are obtainable from Ms. Reena Arora Srivastava, Manager (UMI), Institute of Urban Transport (India), 1st Floor, Anand Vihar Metro Station Building, Delhi- 110092, Tel : (+91) 11 66578700-709 (10 lines), Ext 715; Telefax - : (+91) 11 66578733-744; E-mail umi@iutindia.org. All interested participants may visit the conference website a...

  • Kuwait marks 27th ’versary of Iraq’s 1990 brutal invasion – Kuwaitis stood by the side of their legitimate leadership to defend nation

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait marks today, Aug 2, the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi 1990 brutal invasion, that severely and harshly sought to efface the identity of the country. Since the early hours of the invasion, the Kuwaiti government and people utterly rejected the flagrant aggression, and Kuwaitis, both at home and overseas stood by the side of their legitimate leadership to defend their country, freedom and sovereignty. During the invasion, the Iraqis adopted a scorched-earth policy, setting fire to 752 oil wells, digging trench...

  • New healthcare fees to begin October 1st – Visitors to pay double

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi disclosed the implementation of new fees for healthcare will begin Oct 1. He added visitors to the country will pay double the fees, which most likely will exceed 100 percent for certain services. However, expatriate residents will pay less than the sum charged for health services in other countries across the world. Dr Al-Harbi noted the ministry did not approve of extra charges for health insurance for expatriates, which is between KD30 and KD50. He added the list of new fees for visit...

  • Sasikala Plea Against Conviction To Be Heard Today, Wants Judge To Recuse

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017
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    BENGALURU:  A day before the Supreme Court takes up AIADMK leader VK Sasikala petition against her conviction, the Tamil Nadu politician sentenced to four years in jail has asked that the top court's Justice Rohinton Nariman should not hear her case. Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi who is appearing for Sasikala told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that Justice Rohinton Nariman should recuse from the case since his father, noted jurist Fali S Nariman had appeared for Jayalalithaa in the corruption case back in 2014. If Jus...

  • India-Pak Indus Waters Treaty Talks Held In Spirit Of Goodwill, Cooperation: World Bank

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The talks between Indian and Pakistani officials over the Indus Waters Treaty took place in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation, the World Bank has said asserting that the two parties have agreed to reconvene in September in Washington for continued discussions over the issue. "The parties have agreed to continue discussions and reconvene in September in Washington, DC," the World Bank said in a brief statement issued at the conclusion of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT). The World Bank said that the secreta...

  • Chinese Soldiers Entered Uttarakhand's Barahoti Last Week: Home Ministry Officials

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

    NEW DELHI: Some 50 Chinese soldiers entered into Uttarakhand's Barahoti last week and spent about two hours before going back, home ministry sources said on Monday. The incident took place on July 25, Tuesday, around 9 am. The Chinese entered 1 km into Indian territory and allegedly ordered cattle herders to leave with their animals. Last year, there was a similar transgression by fewer Chinese soldiers, also in July. Officials say there have been many such transgressions as both sides have different perceptions of the Line of Actual...

  • Nobody Strong Enough To Take On PM Modi In 2019, Says Nitish Kumar

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

    PATNA: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who swapped partners last week to ally with the BJP once again in Bihar, today said that no one is strong enough to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019, when he will seek re-election. "There is no doubt about his re-election as Prime Minister as there's no one to challenge him," Nitish Kumar told reporters at a press conference at which he detailed what led to his decision to resign and dissolve his two-year-old alliance with Lalu Yadav and the Congress. "I will prove all th...

  • Red faces in Govt after key clause in Bill falls for lack of numbers

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

    New Delhi: There were red faces in the government Monday after the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, realising that the treasury benches were short of numbers, forced a crucial clause to be dropped from a Constitution amendment Bill granting constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC). The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, was passed minus Clause 3 which dealt with the composition of the commission. This means that the government will have to start the process afresh in Lok Sabha with a new Bill that need n...

  • Amid Border Standoff, India, Bhutan Attend Event For Chinese Army

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

      NEW DELHI:  While a face-off between the armies of India and China near the Sikkim sector inched towards a third month and a fresh Chinese incursion in Uttarakhand was confirmed by sources at the centre, signs of strain were noticeably absent closer home on Monday. At an event in New Delhi to mark the 90th anniversary of China's army, in attendance were representatives from India besides those from Bhutan, Pakistan and other countries. Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit and Bhutan's Ambassador to New Delhi Vetsop Namgyel...

  • 40,000 families hit as Assam floods make land uncultivable

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

    New Delhi:The floods in Assam have receded and most of the 25 lakh affected people in 29 districts have returned to their villages. But over 40,000 families, solely dependent on their paddy fields, are left with a thick layer of sand that the flood waters deposited, rendering them uncultivable for 10 to 15 years. In some areas deposition of sand is up to 10 feet. “While the government is readying paddy saplings for free distribution among the flood-affected farmers, these 40,000-odd families will be unable to grow anything for seve...

  • Two Babies Die In Hot Cars In The Same City, Hours Apart

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017
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    Every year in the Phoenix area, fire officials say, roughly 10 parents come to the stomach-clenching conclusion that they've made a fatal mistake and left a small child in a sweltering car. Last week, with temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees, it happened twice in a 24-hour period. Both deaths - a 1-year-old found dead in a church parking lot on Saturday and a 7-month-old who died while being cared for by his grandparents the day before - are under investigation. Both are believed to be accidental. The deaths were the f...

  • ‘Indian embassy addresses grievances of its nationals’ – Workers seek help

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Indian Embassy issued a statement on the condition of Indians working in the country and actions taken to address their problems, reports Al-Anba daily. In its statement, the embassy disclosed that it receives complaints from Indian workers daily such as maltreatment, long working hours, malicious lawsuits filed against them, physical and psychological abuse, non-payment of salaries, confiscation of passports and depression after taking a vacation. Whenever the embassy receives a complaint, it immediately follows up the...

  • Kuwait Airways ‘revamp’ scheme in the works: min – ‘Strategy would lead to increased competitiveness’

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A plan to develop Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) is currently in the works and “will be completed before the year is out,” Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor said on Sunday. In an interview with a local newspaper, Hind Al-Sabeeh, who is also Minister of State for Economic Affairs, said that the strategy to upgrade Kuwait’s national carrier would lead to better services and increased competitiveness. With its recent purchase of a fleet of new aircrafts, Al-Sabeeh foreboded that the co...

  • ‘Cabinet to decide on costs of housing units in South Khaitan’ – Interior minister conducting surprise visits to security sectors

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Cabinet, in its meeting on Monday, is expected to decide on the costs of the housing units in South Khaitan, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They indicated that the decision to delay the fixing of costs of the housing units in North Khaitan was due to some technical reasons, affirming that the government will bear the cost of infrastructure. The sources said the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) will be assigned to supervise the authorities that will take charge for completion of the infras...

  • Haryana Officials Allege Threats From Senior To Clear Construction

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    NEW DELHI:  Two senior forest officers in Haryana have accused the state's additional chief secretary of coercing them to mark an area as non-forest land so that a private company can carry out construction there. In a letter to the principal chief conservator of forests PP Bhojvaid on July 5, one of the forest officials Vinod Kumar, has accused SK Gulati, the additional chief secretary of forest and wildlife, of forcing him to consider areas marked certain areas as non-forest and allegedly threatening him with suspension and se...

  • CM Devendra Fadnavis lays stone for cold storage at Asia’s largest onion market

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    New Delhi:Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday laid the foundation stone for a multipurpose cold storage with a capacity of 2500 metric tonnes to augment infrastructure facilities at Lasalgaon, Asia’s biggest onion market, in Nashik district. The project has been initiated through the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of ConCor. Cold storage facilities for perishable crops have been given special impetus to check volatile prices and also provide better remuneration to farmers. In the absence of adequate cold storage chains, farm...

  • Goods and Services Tax was not an easy reform to implement: Jaitely

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    New Delhi :The Goods and Services Tax was not an “easy reform to implement” but it has evoked “great” public support with the government deciding not to blink in the face of opposition to the new taxation measure, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. “We have today reached a stage of history where there is a great amount of popular support behind reforms because people have become restless. They are not willing to be satisfied with a situation wherein India cannot reach up to its potential,” he ...

  • Activists float paper, thermocol boats to remind Nitin Gadkari of clean Yamuna promise

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    New Delhi: River activists on Sunday evening floated paper and thermocol models of boats and ships as a mark of protest to remind Union Minister Nitin Gadkari of his “forgotten” promise made two years ago that Yamuna would be dredged and cleaned up for launching a ferry service between Delhi and Agra. Tourists, he had said, would be able to visit the Taj Mahal in a steamer boat. The protest by the ‘River Connect Campaign’ saw the fragile boats float some distance towards the Taj Mahal before they collapsed one by ...

  • August 15 Independence Day speech: PM Narendra Modi invites suggestions from public

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited suggestions from people for his Independence Day speech from Red Fort. “On 15th August, I get the opportunity to address to address the nation from Red Fort. I am merely the medium. It is not not person speaking, the voices of 125 crore citizens echo from there,” he said in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, on Sunday. PM Modi said that the suggestions can be sent through his website MyGov.in or through the Narendra Modi mobile application, where he personally reads ...

  • Human Remains Found On Mont Blanc May Belong To Air India Crash Victims

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of July 2017
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    GRENOBLE:  Body parts that could belong to passengers killed in one or other of two Air India plane crashes more than 50 years ago have been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, sources said Friday. Daniel Roche, who is fascinated by air plane accidents and has spent years combing the Bossons Glacier looking for remains, made the discovery on Thursday. "I had never found any significant human remains before," he told AFP. This time however he had found a hand and the upper part of a leg. In January 1966, an Air ...

  • 'PM Modi Man Of Moment' But 'India Is Indira' For Me: Mehbooba Mufti

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of July 2017

    NEW DELHI:  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership but said for her "India is Indira". At a Kashmir event in New Delhi, Ms Mufti said she was saddened to see the idea of India projected on television prime times that widens the gap between Kashmir and the rest of the country. She said she has not known this India projected in "hyperventilating" TV debates. "I am sorry to say that the image of India which the (TV) anchors project...

  • Leopard Strays Into Residential Area In Kishtwar, Captured

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of July 2017
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    BHADARWAH/JAMMU:  A leopard strayed in a residential area in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district, triggering panic among residents, but was later captured. "We received several complaints from the locals about the presence of a leopard. The animal was reportedly on the prowl in Drabshalla for the last 15 days and had attacked cattle," said Majid Bashir, wildlife warden of Kishtwar division. "The leopard was later trapped in a cage," he said. This was the ninth such catch in Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban distric...

  • Nobody will protect Tricolor in Kashmir if constitutional status changed: Mehbooba Mufti

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned against any tinkering with Article 35(A) of the constitution that is being debated in the Supreme Court and which empowers the state legislature to define "permanent residents" and accord special rights and privileges to them. Strongly defending the constitutional clause, Mehbooba said that any change in its status would invite repercussions and mean that nobody would be able to protect the Indian national flag in Jammu and Kashmir. She said that ma...

  • Celebrations Of 71st Anniversary Of India’s Independence Day

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

    A flag hoisting ceremony will be held at Indian Embassy premises in Diplomatic Enclave on Arabian Gulf Street on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 at 0800 hours to celebrate the 71st Anniversary of India’s Independence Day. After the unfurling of the tri-colour National Flag, Ambassador’s message and cultural programme will follow. Light refreshments (Chhole Bhature, Gulab Jamun, tea, juice, water, etc) will be served to all. All Indian nationals in Kuwait are most cordially invited to attend the celebrations. (Please arrive by 073...

  • 13 ships with 200 divers set sail – ‘Dasha’ ceremonies held under the auspices of HH Amir

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The traditional “Dasha” ceremonies of the 29th Pearl Diving Trip, meaning the start of journey and farewell of families, took place Thursday in Kuwait Marine Sports Club under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Under the motto “One Gulf, one fate”, a total of 200 youngsters sailed off on board of 13 ships, four of them offered by His Highness the Amir, and the other nine offered by late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Choosing this m...

  • ‘Top-level reshuffle seen soon in Justice Ministry’ – MEW to sack expats in 30 years service

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Minister of Justice and State Minister for the National Assembly Affairs Dr Faleh Al-Azeb indicated that a reshuffle process can be expected soon in Ministry of Justice which will include a number of directors, supervisors and heads of departments in various sectors of the ministry, reports Al-Rai daily. He stressed that the reshuffle process will start after the vacant supervisory positions are filled and necessary legal procedures are taken. Dr Al-Azeb affirmed that he will not overstep the three aspects that form the ...

  • ‘Kuwaiti House’ design finalized – One-of-a-kind in GCC

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Technical Supervision Department at Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng Iqbal Al-Tayyar has affirmed the completion of the first phase related to the design of the Kuwaiti House, which will be constructed next to Souk Sharq, reports Aljarida daily. In a press statement, she explained that the Kuwaiti House will be unique and one-of-a-kind in the GCC countries. It will focus on rationalization of electricity and water usage. In other words, it will be a museum related to rationalization of electricity and water...

  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Calls On BRICS To Show Leadership On Counter-Terrorism

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017
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    BEIJING:  National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today called on BRICS countries to show leadership on issues of regional and global importance, including countering terrorism. Speaking at the meeting of NSAs from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), Doval said, "We should hold a BRICS forum to discuss security issues that impact global peace and stability." He said the five-member bloc of emerging countries needs to "show leadership in countering terrorism". In his brief opening remarks a...

  • Doval holds talks with Chinese counterpart

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

    New Delhi : National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Thursday held talks with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jichei, covering “bilateral issues and major problems,” signalling that the stand-off in Doklam between Chinese and Indian troops in the Sikkim sector was likely on the agenda. Referring to the three National Security Advisers of the BRICS countries, including Mr. Doval, who are in the Chinese capital, the official Xinhua news agency said: “[Mr.] Yang also separately exchanged views with the three senior representa...

  • No arrest in dowry cases till charges are verified, says Supreme Court

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

    NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over disgruntled wives misusing the anti-dowry law against their husbands and in-laws, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed that no arrest or coercive action should be taken on such complaints without ascertaining the veracity of allegations. Acknowledging a growing trend among women involved in marital discord to abuse Section 498A of IPC to rope in their husbands' relatives — including parents, minor children, siblings and grandparents — in criminal cases, a bench of Justices A K Goel and...

  • Nitish Kumar Swaps Allies, Takes Charge After Dramatic Break-Up

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017
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    PATNA:  Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the sixth time on Thursday morning, 14 hours after he resigned from that position, ending his two-year-old alliance with Lalu Yadav and the Congress. He is back with the BJP, whose Sushil Modi was also sworn in; he gets his old post of Deputy Chief Minister back. Other new ministers will take oath after Nitish Kumar has won a trust vote to be held tomorrow. "Our decision is in Bihar's interest, for its development," Mr Kumar said. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial In His Hometown Rameswaram

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017
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    RAMESWARAM, TAMIL NADU:  Saffron and green flags of the BJP and the black, white and red flags of the AIADMK dot the Madurai-Rameswaram Highway leading up to the grand memorial dedicated to late former President APJ Abdul Kalam in his hometown of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the memorial on Dr Kalam's second death anniversary and paid his tributes. The Prime Minister met Dr Kalam's family, including his elder brother. "It's a happy moment for us. Although there was delay in star...

  • Entry on family visas awaits MP approval on health fees – Nod to above-quota foreign hires for KD 250

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The parents and siblings of expatriates in Kuwait will not be allowed to enter the country on family visas, even if the expatriates are prepared to pay for the visitors’ health insurance, until the new fees are approved by the National Assembly, reports Al-Rai daily quoting security sources. They indicated that the new fees will be much higher than the old fees such that only expatriates earning high incomes will be able to afford them. The sources explained that Ministry of Interior last month started applying th...

  • MoE announces new project to set up canteens in schools – Panel formed to study 2 projects

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education announced the implementation of a new project for establishing canteens in schools during the new academic year despite protests raised by many school principals concerning this project, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement to the daily, Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs Yousef Al-Najar explained that the ministry had formed a committee to study two projects. First one is regarding establishment of canteens instead of the current system. About 24 schools will be included in the tria...

  • ‘MoI is working to issue all citizens e-passports’ – Kuwaitis abroad get extension

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Interior reached an agreement with Ministry of Foreign Affairs to extend the validity of old Kuwaiti passports for students, patients and their companions who are overseas until they return to the country, reports Al-Anba daily. The ministry explained that the expiry dates of the expired passports of students on overseas scholarships have been extended through Kuwaiti embassies and diplomatic missions until December 31. Departures from the country after December 31 will be permitted only using the new electronic...

  • Student Visa Days in Aug at US Embassy

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The US Embassy’s Consular Section will hold two Student Visa Days on Thursday, Aug 3 and Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 to support students currently studying or planning to study in the United States.  The Embassy offers dedicated student visa appointments every day, however hundreds of additional appointments will be offered to students applying during the Student Visa Days. The US Embassy’s Consular Section held its first Student Visa Day of 2017, on July 20, helping nearly 250 students apply for their visas and...

  • Dead Lizard In Veg Biryani Served On Train, Passenger Tweets Railways Minister

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017
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    MUGHALSARAI, UTTAR PRADESH:  Just days after an auditor's report submitted in parliament said food on trains in India is unfit for human consumption, passengers on a train in Uttar Pradesh have been served proof. A dead lizard was found in a meal on the Poorva Express on Tuesday. A group of pilgrims travelling from Jharkhand to Uttar Pradesh spotted the disgusting "garnish" in veg biryani when the train was near Patna. One person fell ill. Alerted to the fact, a staffer simply threw the meal out of the train. When a co...

  • Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM Narendra Modi Remembers Bravery Of The Indian Armed Forces

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the Indian armed forces for their prowess and sacrifices for the country on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' today. July 26 is celebrated as the anniversary of India's victory in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan. "Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War," Prime Minister Modi said in a series of tweets. "Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India&...

  • Resignations of teachers tied to enforcement of law on indemnity – Move will not affect educational process: KTS

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The big number of resignations among Kuwaiti teachers, which increased from 400 to 1,700 this year, surprised the Public Education Department in the Ministry of Education especially since most of the resignations were submitted within a short period, reports Al-Rai daily. Human Resources Department Director Soud Al-Juwaiser attributed the big number of resignations to the enforcement of law number 86/2017 on the teachers’ indemnity that was implemented on July 3, 2017 and the law on disability which was enforced recen...

  • ‘77 pct of Kuwaiti citizens still prefer govt sector jobs’

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Recent information by the Central Bureau of Statistics points to futile efforts of the government in motivating Kuwaitis to seek employment in private sector, considering approximately 77 percent of the national personnel are working in public sector. Statistics indicate 89,152 Kuwaiti men and women are employed in private sector while 343,340 are in public sector. It revealed that 14,628 Kuwaitis from both sexes were unemployed as of Dec 2016, and 76.8 percent of the total national personnel have joined public sector. ...

  • 6 Killed, 3 Injured After Their Car Collides With A Dumper In Delhi

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Six people were killed and three others injured in a collision between an Innova car and a dumper in the national capital this morning. The incident took place in east Delhi's Kalyanpuri on National Highway-24 around 3 am. The locals called the Police Control Room (PCR) and the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital. An eyewitness told news agency ANI that "it felt as if a bomb has exploded. According to a senior police officer, the dumper jumped hit the car with nine passengers aboard. They on their w...

  • Pomp And Tradition Come Together As New President Takes Office

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

    NEW DELHI:  The elaborate ceremony for change of guard in India's highest Constitutional office started today with a gentle knock on the door of President-elect Ram Nath Kovind's Akbar Road residence. It was Military Secretary to the President, Major General Anil Khosla, inviting 71-year-old Kovind and his wife Savita to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where President Pranab Mukherjee was waiting for them in the study. The two leaders then went to the grand Rashtrapati Bhavan forecourt where they were escorted to the saluting da...

  • Mumbai: Residential building collapses in Ghatkopar, many feared trapped

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

    Around eight people feared trapped after residential building collapses in Mumbai's Ghatkopar on Tuesday. The incident happened at Ghatkopar near Shreyas cinema in Mumbai. According to media reports, at least 50 to 60 people feared trapped. The BMCs disaster management team received a call about the incident at around 10.43 am and fire brigade and disaster management officials have rushed to the spot. ...

  • Renowned Space Scientist And Academic Yash Pal Dies At 90

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Renowned space scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal passed away at his residence in Noida today morning. He was 90. Professor Yash Pal pioneered the first cable and satellite television broadcast for the world in the 1970's. He was the founder director of ISRO's Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad. Professor Pal was also a well known educator and chairman of the University Grants Commission. Apart from space he was the author of a major report which argued on reducing the burden in the ...

  • Water consumption hits record on July 14: MPW – Al-Furij attends fair on rationalization of water in houses

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Consumption of water in Kuwait hit a record on July 14, with 475 million imperial gallons, a rise of five million gallons more than the same period in 2016, said the Ministry of Electricity and Water. The ministry’s Undersecretary for the Operation and Maintenance Sector Khalifa Al-Furij, made the statement on the sidelines of a fair on the experimental project for rationalization of water in houses, being implemented by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) in cooperation with the ministry...

  • Pranab Da Never Judged My Government's Decisions: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lavished praise on President Pranab Mukherjee, saying he never judged his government's decisions or compared them with those made by previous governments. "I was surprised while working with Pranab Da for three years that despite having been a part of the government for so long, and that too in key decision-making positions, he never judged or compared my government's decisions by his past experiences," Prime Minister Modi said. PM Modi released a book titled "S...

  • Al-Ghais says not worried about ambiguity in OPEC monthly quota – ‘Quantity of oil production does not affect signed deals’

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Governor of Kuwait in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Haitam Al-Ghais said he is not worried about the uncertainty in the monthly oil production of OPEC as this is the natural result of maintenance works and development of oil tankers, reports Annahar daily. He explained that changes in the quantity of oil production do not affect the agreement signed by OPEC members to reduce production. He pointed out the demand for oil has been increasing by 1.3 barrel per day, in addition to the seasonal increas...

  • Al-Fares seeks ‘report’ with names of those linked to fake certificates – MGRP saves KD 26m over suspension of fake appointments

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares has requested members of the Fatwa and Legislation Department who are part of the committee formed to investigate fake certificates to prepare a report with names of the individuals who helped in sending a group of people overseas to obtain fake certificates from the American University in Athena, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources. They explained that Dr Al-Fares will refer those who have been proven to hold fake certificates to the Public Prosecu...

  • President's Swearing-In Ceremony: Ram Nath Kovind Takes Oath As 14th President of India Today

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  President-elect Ram Nath Kovind will take oath as India's 14th President today at a ceremony in the Central Hall of Parliament. Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee and President-elect Kovind will arrive in the Central Hall in a ceremonial procession, where Mr Kovind will be administered oath by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. Those present at the swearing-in ceremony include Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, union ministers, Governors, Chief Ministers, Ambassa...

  • Arun Jaitley Introduces Bill To Replace Banking Regulation Ordinance

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A bill to authorise the Reserve Bank of India to direct banking companies to resolve the problem of stressed assets was introduced in the Lok Sabha today by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017, seeks to amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and replace the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, which was promulgated in May this year. The measure allows the RBI to initiate insolvency resolution process on specific stressed assets. The RBI would also be empowered t...

  • Actor Dileep Can Tamper With Evidence, Says Kerala High Court, Rejects Bail

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017
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    KOCHI:  Kerala superstar Dileep will continue to be in a jail in Kochi as the High Court has rejected the actor's bail petition saying the police investigation is underway and if granted bail, the actor can tamper with evidence or influence witnesses. The court stated that the crimes alleged against the actor have shocked the conscience of the public. The lower court had also rejected his bail plea last week on the same grounds after which the actor applied for bail in the High Court. The police have submitted their case diary b...

  • Firefighters battle Sharq blaze

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017

    A huge fire engulfed a few garages in Sharq Industrial Area, spreading across an area of 1,500 square meters and resulting in heavy smoke throughout the area. A total of 80 firefighters from six fire stations exerted tremendous efforts to contain the fire before it spread further. The Public Relations Department of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) explained in a press statement that the Control Room of KFSD, after receiving information about the fire, dispatched six fire teams to the location along with securitymen and paramedics. ...

  • Embassy restrictions on bedoun Hajj and Umrah – Under 30 cannot apply for visa: MoI

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Central System for Remedying Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) that the Saudi Embassy in Kuwait revealed that Hajj and Umrah visas for Bedoun residents will be issued only on presentation of proof of their original nationality, reports Aljarida daily quoting parliamentary sources. They explained that the embassy has informed the ministry about three regulations for granting visas to holders of Article 17 passports. They must fill a form with their personal data and fingerprint...

  • Prominent Yoga and Meditation Centers in India

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017

    Parmarth Niketan – a renowned Yoga and Meditation center is located in Rishikesh on the banks of Ganges River and the foothills of the Himalayas.  With over 1,000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity.  Daily activities at Parmarth Niketan include morning universal prayers, daily yoga and meditation classes, as well as Nature Cure and Ayurvedic treatment and other ancient Indian sciences. Rishikesh is well connected by road, rail and air from Delhi. There are d...

  • Mumbai Woman Killed After Coconut Palm Falls On Her

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017
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    MUMBAI:  A benevolent force of nature can sometimes be a deadly blow too. For a woman in Mumbai's Chembur, a routine walk after a fresh bout of rains on Thursday turned fatal when she was struck by a falling tree. The incident, in all its heart-stopping horror, was caught on a nearby security camera. In the video, Kanchan Nath is seen wearing a blue t-shirt and black trousers, when without warning, the tree comes crashing on her. She immediately falls on the ground. Passers-by witness the incident and rush to her rescue. Ms ...

  • Senior journalist Ashok Malik appointed Press Secretary to President

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017

    New Delhi: Senior Indian analyst and a fellow of Observer's Research Foundation (ORF) Ashok Malik has been appointed as the Press Secretary to President by the Union Cabinet. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved his appointment on Friday for a period of two years. A journalist for 20 years, Malik is a columnist for several leading Indian and international publications including Times of India, Hindustan Times and YaleGlobal Online. Previously, he served as a consulting editor to the Pioneer and Tehelka. Malik jo...

  • 9 Killed As Bus Carrying Pilgrims Overturns Near Udaipur

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017

    JAIPUR:  Nine people, including six women, were killed and 22 injured when a bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat overturned near Udaipur today, police said. The accident occurred near Nehla village, around 10 km from Rajasthan's lake city Udaipur, when the driver of the private bus lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid hitting a two-wheeler, Rajendra Prasad, Superintendent of Police (SP), Udaipur, told PTI. The bus carrying pilgrims had started its journey from Ahmedabad last night. It was on a 16-day tour of reli...

  • 2 Kg Morphine Mixture Recovered From Food Trolley On Air India Aircraft

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has initiated a probe into the recovery of 2kg of morphine mixture from a catering food trolley which was used on an Air India aircraft, the company said on Thursday. According to the airline, the incident of recovery happened on Wednesday when the food trolley was being wheeled-out of the aircraft. "On July 19, Supervisor (Sky Gourmet) noticed two packets wrapped in black tape hidden beneath catering cutlery during shifting of catering trolley from Air India flight No. 440 arrived...

  • In Defeat, Opposition's Meira Kumar Breaks 50-Year-Old Record

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The BJP has called the NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind's win in the presidential election a truly historic win. But the former governor who will become the country's second Dalit President may not be the only one setting records. Meira Kumar, the joint opposition's candidate, too has created one; she polled the highest votes by a losing candidate. Ms Kumar, who had tried to turn the race to Rashtrapati Bhavan into a battle for ideology and not individuals, received 3.67 lakh votes out of 10.69 lakh valid ...

  • Committee formed to ‘monitor’ prices at cooperative societies – ‘Power of arrest’

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, on Thursday announced the formation of a joint committee with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, with the power of arrest to monitor prices at the cooperative societies. The move comes to quash claims on rise in prices that followed the increase of rent of the societies, the Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Abdul Aziz Shoaib said in a statement. He added that the ministry is giving priority to protecting customers against any kind of unjustif...

  • ‘Kuwaitis first, no surge in hiring expats in govt sector’ – 2,731 persons leave Education jobs

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The government is tilting toward supporting the idea of employing national personnel, affirming there’s no surge in employment of expatriates in public sector from the time when Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued a decision in that regard, reports Al-Qabas daily. Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah reaffirmed that CSC did not approve of the appointment of expatriates in public sector with the exception of 188 staff within 7 months, noting the decision was based on the instruction that ...

  • 200 'Unwanted' Babies Received In Cradles: Government

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Over 200 unwanted babies have been received at the 265 cradle baby reception centres at various hospitals and orphanages of 11 states, the government said today. Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi, however, did not give the time frame in which these children had been received by these centres. "As per the information received, cradle baby reception centres have been set up at 265 locations by 11 states and 205 babies have been received in these palnas/cradles so far," Ms Gandhi said in t...

  • Ram Nath Kovind To Be India's 14th President With 65% Votes

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Ram Nath Kovind has been elected the next President of India. The government-backed candidate won two-third of the votes cast by an electoral college of MPs and state lawmakers. Flowers and extra security had arrived at the former Bihar governor's home in Delhi long before the official announcement and sweets were passed around at his hometown in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Kovind, 71, will be sworn in on July 25. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • CSC aims to reform job-registration system – ‘No exemption for fingerprint attendance system’

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Civil Service Commission (CSC) is currently studying some recommendations aimed at reforming and developing the main system of registration for jobs in the public sector, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. They explained that some citizens who are on top of the employment waiting list are rejecting jobs in ministries and other state institutions, as the current system allows people in the waiting list to do so. However, this leads to many negative consequences. These people are refusing jobs over and over again due ...

  • MoE to ‘transfer’ 60 teachers starting academic yr 2017-18 – ‘Crime of fake certificates deserves public opinion’

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has initiated steps toward enforcing the compulsory transfer of teachers starting from academic year 2017/2018. Educational sources disclosed the process will begin with the transfer of 60 teachers (male and female) from Jahra and Ahmadi to Hawalli and Capital educational zones respectively, and includes 15 teachers of Geology and 15 Social Studies teachers from each zone. They stressed the ministry considered it necessary to transfer 100 teachers but the number went down to 60 after some teachers ...

  • Counting Of Votes For The Presidential Election Is Underway

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The counting of votes for the presidential election was underway in Delhi today with NDA's nominee Ram Nath Kovind contesting against the opposition candidate Meira Kumar. The name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known by 5:00 pm. The voting took place on Monday. First, the ballot box of the Parliament House would be opened, and then, the ballot boxes received from the different states would be counted on an alphabetical basis. The votes would be counted on four separate tables and the...

  • ‘Awareness week’ tied to jabs for Rotavirus, chickenpox vital: MoH – Campaign urges parents to enrol kids for ‘vaccinations’

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health stressed the importance of the “awareness week” related to vaccinations of Rotavirus and chicken pox. The campaign had kicked off earlier this week in all governorates. It highlights the need to include vaccinations of Rotavirus and chickenpox in the main list of necessary vaccinations for children, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Director of press office in the ministry Dr Ghalia Al-Mutairi stated that the awareness campaign includes organization of exhibitions in medical centers throughout the co...

  • Sunanda Pushkar Case: Delhi High Court Asks Police For Status Report

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  On a petition seeking a court-monitored investigation into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar three years ago, the Delhi High Court today asked the police to file a status report. Ms Pushkar was found dead in a suite of a five-star hotel in south Delhi on January 17, 2014. The court has also asked the centre to clarify its view on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's petition asking for a court-monitored probe by the CBI-led Special Investigation Team. Mr Swamy has alleged an "i...

  • Over 20 Dead As Bus Falls Into Gorge Near Rampur In Himachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017
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    SHIMLA:  At least 20 people are feared dead after a bus skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge near Himachal Pradesh's Rampur this morning. The bus with around 40 passengers was on its way to Solan from Kinnaur when the accident occurred. The bus driver apparently lost control on National Highway 5 near Rampur, around 120 km from the state capital Shimla - a popular tourist hub. The authorties, who are carrying out the rescue opeations, have not ruled out the possibility of higher casulities as the bus rolled down a...

  • Heatwave hits Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

    A record heatwave struck Kuwait and the Middle East region, bringing the maximum temperatures to over 50 degrees Celsius. The heatwave will last for 52 days, from mid-July until late-August. The term ‘Jamarat Al-Gaith’, roughly translated to heated coal, usually describes the unbearable weather during this time of the year. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Strict action eyed against ‘fake’ appointments in private sector – Residency Affairs Dept renews 12,000 visit visas of Syrians

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of the National Workers Development Department Sultan Al-Shala’ani has confirmed increase in the number of young Kuwaitis working in the private sector, reports Al-Anba daily. In his interview with the daily, Al-Shala’ani disclosed the number of citizens registered under the fifth chapter reached 9,967 while those under the third chapter reached 57,000; indicating that banks, telecommunications, oil, investment and finance are the most attractive sectors for national workers. He said they are curren...

  • Commerce thwarts bid to hike prices of commodities

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Commerce has dismissed any attempt to increase the prices of commodities based on an increase in rent value at the cooperative societies, reports Annahar daily. The daily quoting sources said the decision of the Ministry of Commerce has thwarted the efforts of the Union of Cooperative Societies in justifying its intention of raising the prices of commodities through rent value increase. They added the Ministry of Commerce will intensify its inspection of cooperative societies to ensure prices remain the same...

  • Recruiting of expat teachers tied to ‘non-qualified’ Kuwaiti applicants – ‘MoSAL inked 12 deals related to technological services’

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Education recruits expatriate teachers only after affirming that there is no qualified Kuwaiti applicant through the system of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources pointed out the law states that priority should be given to Kuwaiti applicants, followed by the children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, Bedouns, GCC nationals and then expatriates. Sources said the ministry had earlier announced its need for 685 teachers hired internally and externally,...

  • Weather Department Sends Out Heavy Rainfall Warning Across Odisha

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017
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    BHUBANESWAR:  The weather office today forecast heavy rainfall at many places in Odisha and asked fishermen not to venture into the sea in view of rough weather. As the depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the south Odisha coast close to south of Puri, it is very likely to move west-northwestwards and weaken gradually, the MeT office in Bhubaneswar said today. Under its influence, rain and thundershower is likely to occur at most places over Odisha, the MeT office said. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with ...

  • Indo-Russian Joint Venture For Kamov Choppers Registered In India: Russian Official

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017
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    MOSCOW:  An Indo-Russian joint venture to produce the Kamov military helicopters under a USD 1 billion deal has been registered in India and efforts are on to co-produce them, a senior official of the Russian defence major Rostec has said. The joint venture was registered in May, said Victor Nikolayevich Kladov, the head of the Department of International Cooperation and Regional Policy, Rostec State Corp, Russia's umbrella organisation for 700 hi-tech civilian and military firms which was established in 2007. In October las...

  • MoH ‘renews contract’ with Health Insurance Company – Surprising move

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi, in a surprising move, approved the renewal of the contract with the Health Insurance Company for six months. Through such a step, he has contradicted the series of statements he issued in the previous phase. Ministry of Health renewed the contract, which was supposed to end by July 27, so that it will be valid until Jan 27, 2018. Informed sources said they are expecting the ministry to renew the contract with that company for maybe one more year due to the bureaucracy in the monitoring ...

  • 9 Killed In Bihar Road Accident

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

    PATNA:  Nine persons were killed and four others were injured on Tuesday when their autorickshaw was hit by a speeding bus in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said. The accident took place on a national highway (NH-77) near Sarai Bazar, some 30 km from Patna. "The overcrowded autorickshaw was hit by a speeding bus after the driver lost control," a district police official said. Angry over the accident, villagers blocked the highway and demanded compensation for the victims families. The state government ha...

  • ‘No medicines sale in co-ops’ – ‘Violators face law’

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In reaction to the decision of the Health Ministry banning the sale of pharmaceutical products inside cooperative societies, supermarkets and perfume stores as per the executive decree of Law No. 28/2996 and ministerial decision no. 102/2016, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, the State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh confirmed an administrative decision has been issued preventing the sale of such products in cooperative societies and their branches. Al-Sabeeh stressed the decision was taken to preserve the ...

  • Most companies in GCC states not completely ‘VAT prepared’ – ‘Kuwait withdraws KD 28.575 bln from national reserve’

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Most of the companies in GCC member states are not completely prepared for implementing Value- Added Tax (VAT) system, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to a new survey conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK in cooperation with Thomson Reuters, there is massive absence of preparedness and awareness among companies in Kuwait and the region on the effect of VAT on them. Only six months remain for the GCC states to implement the tax system, which is expected to come into effect by early...

  • Smriti Irani Gets Additional Charge Of Information And Broadcasting Ministry After Venkaiah Naidu Resigns

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Smriti Irani, Minister for Textiles, will hold additional charge of the important Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the government has announced today. Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu resigned as Information and Broadcasting Minister last evening after he was named as the government's nominee for Vice President of India. Mr Naidu also resigned as Urban Development Minister and that ministry will now be led by Narendra Singh Tomar as an additional charge. Mr Tomar is the Minister for Mines.    ...

  • PM Narendra Modi Was Among The First To Vote As Presidential Elections Began Today

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to cast his vote to elect the next president of India in Delhi today. Voting began at 10 AM and will continue till 5 PM. A total of 32 polling stations -- one in the Parliament House and one each in the state legislative assemblies -- have been set up, officials said. The Election Commission has appointed 33 observers who are overseeing the conduct of the election. While two observers are present in Parliament House, one each is deployed in the respective state ass...

  • 3-year maximum validity for work permits – Can be renewed six months before date of expiry

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower has issued decision No. 70/2017, which stipulates that maximum validity of work permit should be three years, and they can be renewed six months before their date of expiry. According to the spokesperson of the authority and Director of Public Relations and Media Aseel Al-Mezyad, the authority issued the decision to regulate the private and oil sectors. Applications for renewal of work permits can be submitted less than six months prior to their expiry at the concerned labor department. ...

  • Daggers out on move to rectify maid hiring – ‘Mafia’ in foreign contacts

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The mafia, which is running domestic labor offices, through which they have collected millions of dinars from the pockets of several Kuwaiti families, have been struggling to thwart and suspend the activities of the Government Domestic Workers Company that is set to open in September. This mafia is in constant coordination and communication with their counterparts in Asian and African countries from where domestic workers are brought. They capitalize on age-old business relations to convince their foreign counterparts i...

  • General reserve ‘cuts’ not indicative of deficit

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Deductions worth KD 28.5 billion ($94 billion) in the general reserve from 2015 to 2017 do not represent the deficit for those three years, said Kuwait’s Finance Ministry on Sunday. The majority of subtractions from the general reserve in the last three years aimed to close the budget deficit for the fiscal year 2016-2017, which stood at KD 5.737 billion ($18 billion), the ministry’s official spokesman Abdulmohsen Al-Tayar told the press. Meanwhile, deductions from the general reserve for the fiscal ye...

  • Number of applicants for private sector jobs increases: statistics

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Statistics issued by the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) reveal an increase in the number of individuals seeking jobs in the private sector, reports Al-Qabas daily. As of end of 2016, the rate of increase in the number of applicants for private sector jobs was 47.3 percent. According to these statistics, 6,104 individuals applied for jobs in the private sector while 6,799 applied in the public sector. In this regard, statistics issued by the Public Institution for Social Security and MGRP indicated ...

  • Red Alert In Odisha After Heavy Rain, IAF Choppers Pressed Into Action

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017
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    BHUBANESWAR:  A red alert has been sounded in Odisha for the next 24 hours after the extremely heavy rainfall led to floods in the state. Swollen Nagavali and Kalyani rivers have inundated several parts of Kalahandi and Rayagada districts. Kalahandi District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik said one person from Thuamul Rampur block has died. Yesterday, the Odisha government sought the help of the army and the air force to rescue the stranded and requested the Centre to provide four helicopters to intensify relief and rescue operations. ...

  • To Boost Defence Ties With India, US House Clears Over $600 Billion Bill

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The US House of Representatives has passed a USD 621.5 billion defence policy bill that proposes to advance defence cooperation with India. An amendment in this regard, moved by Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera, was adopted by a voice vote by the House as part of the National Defense Authorisation Act (NDAA) 2018, beginning October 1 this year. NDAA-2018 was passed by the House 344-81. The India-related amendment passed by the House requires the Secretary of Defence, in consultation with the Secretary of State, ...

  • Kuwait strongly condemns terrorist attacks on Saudi's Qatif province

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Friday strongly condemned a terrorist attack on border guards in the Saudi eastern province of Qatif, killing a soldier and injuring another. The State of Kuwait stands firmly behind Saudi Arabia and in any measure it implement to safeguard its security and stability, a foreign ministry source said in a statement. Kuwait, he added, firmly rejects all forms of terrorism and violence.The source expressed deep condolences for family of the victim and wished speedy recovery for the injured. ...

  • Kuwait oil price up 86 cents to USD 45.38 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil was up by 86 cents to USD 45.38 per barrel Friday after being at USD 44.52 pb the day before, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Saturday. At the global level, the prices were up due to data connected with the decline of US crude reserves. The price of the Brent crude was up to USD 48.91 per barrel, the same case with the West Texas Intermediate, which stood at USD 46.62 pb. ...

  • NDA Presidential Candidate Ram Nath Kovind Arrives In Mumbai To Meet MPs And Legislators

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017
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    MUMBAI:  NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Mumbai today to address a meeting of legislators and MPs. Mr Kovind was welcomed at the airport by BJP leaders, including Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Ramdas Athawale, and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. From the airport, Mr Kovind left for the Garware Club in south Mumbai, where he is scheduled to address a meeting of NDA MPs and legislators in the state. "After the meeting and lunch, Kovind will leave the city," a BJP leader said. Ram Nath Ko...

  • Severe Climate Change Effect On Asia; India At High Risk Of Flooding: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in the Pacific and Asia, a new report today warned and said Southern India may witness a decline in rice yeilds by five percent in 2030s. Unabated climate change could severely affect the future growth of these countries, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, the report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) claimed. According to the report, Asia has the highest number of...

  • India Has Second Highest Adult Population Planning To Migrate: Report

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017
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    UNITED NATIONS:  India has the second highest number of adults planning to migrate to other countries with the US and the UK among the most favoured destinations, according to a report by the UN migration agency. The UN migration agency, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), in its report 'Measuring Global Migration Potential 2010-2015' which analyses people's migration intentions globally for the period 2010-2015, noted that globally 1.3 per cent of the adult population said they were planning to migrate p...

  • ‘Some fake doctorate holders employees of PAAET and KU’

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Recent report of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education indicates some fake doctorate certificate holders among the employees of Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) are executives serving in various departments, says Al-Rai daily quoting Member of Parliament Dr Waleed Al-Tabtabaei. In a statement, MP Al-Tabtabaei called on the Minister of Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares to take immediate action against the culprits “to avoid bearing responsibility for their acti...

  • Andhra Pradesh May Convert INS Viraat Into Tourist Attraction

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017
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    LONDON:  Andhra Pradesh hopes to convert the recently decommissioned aircraft carrier INS Viraat into a "dedicated tourist attraction". The Andhra government on Friday issued tender notices inviting bids to appoint consultants for preparing a techno-economic feasibility report and detailed cost estimates to refurbish and convert INS Viraat into a tourism hotspot. The last date for submitting bids is July 26. Decommissioned formally on March 6, after putting in around four decades of service on the high seas, INS Vi...

  • MoF refuses to disburse housing ‘grant’ for female expat teachers

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The statement issued by Minister of Finance (MoF) Anas Al-Saleh on Wednesday has opened doors that were closed in Ministry of Education due to the general fury among expatriate teachers of the ministry, included the retired ones, due to Ministry of Finance’s refusal to disburse housing allowance for female expatriate teachers retroactively except through a final court order. In this context, the Finance Manager at Ministry of Education Bader Al-Mutawa indicated that the ministry has not yet received any official decis...

  • Assam flood situation worsens, 44 dead, 17 lakh people affected; PM Narendra Modi, CM Sonowal assure all help

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017
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    Guwahati: With the flood situation worsening in Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal onWednesday reviewed the overall flood scenario of Biswanath, Sonitpur, Karbi Anglong, Golaghat and Nagaon with senior officials. Sonawal said his government was ready to extend as much possible assistance to the flood-affected people. Meanwhile the authorities have shifted the locals in Golaghat to safer places after massive inundation in Assam following incessant rains causing floods. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given an in-depth revie...

  • Kuwait Teachers Society against fingerprint system

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of Kuwait Teachers Society Mute’e Al-Ajmi revealed that the society does not accept the decision of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to enforce fingerprint attendance system on the educational staff members at Ministry of Education, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, he explained that the reasons for this are the special nature of the educational profession and the task of technical supervision which necessitates daily tours to schools especially those in remote locations such as Khairan and Sabah Al-A...

  • India Planning Missile To Target All Of China From South Bases: US Report

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  India continues to modernise its atomic arsenal with an eye on China and the country's nuclear strategy which traditionally focused on Pakistan now appears to place increased emphasis on the Communist giant, two top American nuclear experts have said. An article published in the July-August issue of the digital journal - After Midnight - has also claimed that India is now developing a missile which can target all of China from its bases in South India. India is estimated to have produced enough plutonium for 150...

  • Government agencies working on changes to strategic salary scale

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The concerned government agencies are now working on the amendment of the strategic salary scale to be ready for submission to the National Assembly in the next legislative round, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a knowledgeable source. According to the source, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) specified the salary scale for technical positions and it has achieved progress in the strategic salary scale draft in coordination with the parliamentary Human Resources Committee. He explained the Finance Ministry has asked all concerned...

  • ‘287 Kuwaitis received false certificates from fake schools’

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : It seems some people are now trying to take credit for the disclosure of the issue of fake certificates, which Al-Shahed daily has reopened. They are ignoring the role played by former MP Kamel Al-Awadi who was the first to address this issue, reports Al- Shahed daily. Al-Awadi had a dispute with former minister of Education and Higher Education Bader Al-Essa during one of the parliamentary sessions last year. He said the New York Times revealed that 287 Kuwaitis had received false certificates from fake universities and sc...

  • Dumping Of Waste Within 500 Metres Of Ganga Banned By Green Court

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  In its latest move to protect the Ganga river, the country's top green court has banned the dumping of any kind of waste within 500 metres of the river's edge; anyone caught littering the river will be charged Rs. 50,000.  It has also instructed the government of Uttar Pradesh to move polluting tanneries and to set up guidelines - along with the hill state of Uttarkhand- for religious activities held on the ghats of the river and its tributaries. The  Ganga is one of the world's filthiest rivers, wi...

  • Museum Dedicated To Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam To Open In Kerala

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  A museum dedicated to former President and renowned space scientist APJ Abdul Kalam will be opened in Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow. Titled Dr Kalam Smriti International Science & Space Museum, the facility is considered to be the first of its kind in south India. The museum will house personal memorabilia of the late President, a large number of very rare photographs and miniature models of rockets, satellites, and his famous quotes aimed at inspiring the youth. The memorial is set up under the aegis ...

  • ‘Over 776,000 work permits, 32,000 visas in two months’

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : More than 776,000 residence permits and 32,000 visit visas were issued in the last two months. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security explained that statistics issued by the General Department for Residency Affairs for the period from May 1 to May 31 reveal that 776,357 residence permits and 934,181 visit visas were issued. During the period from June 1 to June 22, 200,179 residence permits and 92,887 visit visas were issued. Also, 217 complaints in...

  • The Ministry of Health suspends local ‘hire’ of expat nurses in govt hospitals

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health has suspended the local recruitment of expatriate nurses in public hospitals and medical centers, except those who obtained nursing certificates from Kuwait. Sources explained the ministry will hire nurses from abroad through the committees formed for this purpose. Sources said the recruitment committees consist of nurses who will travel to various countries to interview the applicants and conduct examinations in order to choose the most qualified. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • ‘3 types of work activities allow employers to apply for visas’

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmad Al-Mousa revealed about recruitment of workforce from overseas and issuance of work permits based on an amended mechanism determined by the ministerial Decision No. 647/2017 concerning issuance of work permits for three types of work categories. In his statement, he said these three types of work activities allow employers to submit applications for work permits of their employees either through the concerned department’s website or directly at the l...

  • Kuwait, US, Britain call for rapid solution of Gulf crisis

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

    KUWAIT: Kuwait, the US and Britain Monday called for a rapid end to the Gulf crisis through dialogue, as they expressed their concern over the prolonging of the dispute. Kuwait’s Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Britain’s National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill expressed deep concern “over the continuation of the current crisis in the region.” The three officials, meeting at Bayan Palace, urged all parties to “contain...

  • Forensic guru Chandra Sekharan passes away

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

    NewDelhi : He cracked the Rajiv assassination case; helped identify bomber Dhanu Renowned forensic expert, Pakkiriswamy Chandra Sekharan, who helped investigators crack the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case and played a seminal role in getting back the stolen 1,500-year-old Pathur Nataraja idol from the U.K., died here on Tuesday. He was 83 and is survived by his wife and daughter. A former director of the Tamil Nadu Forensic Sciences department, Prof. Chandra Sekharan was awarded the Padma Bhushan. An acknowledged expert ...

  • Amir congratulates Iraq on Mosul’s liberation

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

    KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated Iraqi President Fuad Masum and Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, the government and people of Iraq on the liberation of the city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State (IS). His Highness the Amir, in cables to Masum and Abadi, said victory of Iraqi army and security forces was a victory for all Iraqis. His Highness the Amir prayed to Allah the Almighty that Iraq enjoyed stability and security, and that the Iraqi people live in prosperity. His Highness the Cr...

  • Roaming food carts exclusively for youth

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

    KUWAIT: Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Minister and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri said his postponement of legalizing roaming food carts aims at adding other activities to the project, and stressed that youth should benefit from small businesses exclusively, hinting that studies are currently ongoing to prevent major companies from exploiting roaming food cart licenses. Personal inquiry The justice ministry launched its new upgrade of personal inquiry services using a PIN code instead of the civil ID number for m...

  • Monsoon to cover entire country this week

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017
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     Most regions in India have got normal quota of rains so far Monsoon rains are expected to cover the whole country in the next week and are likely to strengthen over central India, according to IMD officials. Monsoon rains, which had petered out in most parts of the country after July 4, has now “changed,” according to officials, and are expected to pick up over central India, a key region that determines the fate of the monsoon. After a lull Between June 1 and July 10, India got 248 mm of rains, a ...

  • Dileep plotted assault on actress for 'meddling in his affairs'

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017
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    KOCHI: A day after top Malayalam actor Dileep's arrest on conspiracy charges in the abduction and rape of an actress in February, police sources close to the investigation revealed that he had nursed a grudge against her since 2013 for "meddling in his private affairs". The actress had allegedly passed on incriminating information to Dileep's then wife Manju Warrier about his affair with his current wife, actress Kavya Madhavan. At the rehearsal of an award function in 2013, Dileep had an open spat with the actress and ...

  • Ministry of Information saved more than KD 7m after 1,000 employees axed

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Information says it has saved more than KD 7 million after ending the services of 1,000 employees who were working on allowance basis. This followed the decision taken by the concerned authorities to suspend a number of technicians and engineers working in Kuwait TV on that basis, reports Aljarida daily. According to informed sources, those who have been laid off are of different nationalities including retired citizens working in various technical specialties. Each of them was receiving bonuses of an av...

  • Auto-disconnection of landlines from July 23

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : State Ministry for Services Affairs announced that it will auto-disconnect the landlines of defaulting subscribers who fail to pay their dues, starting from July 23, reports Al-Seyassah / Arab Times daily. It affirmed that the first warning notices were sent to defaulting subscribers on Sunday, and the second ones will follow next Sunday. The ministry highlighted that the telephone lines of those who failed to pay the outstanding dues will be disconnected from service after the second warning. It explained the ceiling o...

  • Dept presents proposal to establish duty-free shops in all land borders

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : General Department for Land Port Security has presented a proposal to establish duty-free shops in all land borders including Nuwaiseeb, Salmi and Abdali border checkpoints, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. A study conducted by the department affirmed the need to provide consumer services to travelers at these border checkpoints. The directorate also proposed establishing new border checkpoints equipped with modern security and IT systems. The sources revealed that the proposal has been referred to the Assistant...

  • Kashmir Attack: PM Narendra Modi Says India Will Never Be Bogged Down By Evil Designs Of Hate

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night strongly condemned the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir and asserted that India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and "evil designs of hate". He said he spoke to Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and assured all possible assistance required. At least seven pilgrims were killed and a number of others injured in the terror attack in Anantnag district of south Kashmir tonight. "Pained beyond words on the dastardl...

  • India To Become Largest Producer Of Milk In The World By 2026: Report

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017
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    UNITED NATIONS:   India, projected to be the most populous country over the next decade, will be the world's largest milk producer by 2026 and will account for the biggest increase in wheat production globally, according to a report by the UN and OECD. The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 said the world's population will increase from 7.3 to 8.2 billion over the course of the next decade with India and Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for 56 per cent of total population growth. India's population will grow f...

  • Government bolsters employee protections – Weekends, public holidays and sick leaves should not be considered as part of the annual leave

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A decree was issued concerning the approval of the Council of Ministers to amend some provisions in Law No. 6/2010 concerning the private sector labor. This includes changing the last paragraphs in Article 51 and Article 70 of the law, reports Al-Anba daily. The last paragraph of Article 51 is related to social security.  It indicates that an employee is entitled to full indemnity after years of service without deduction of the amount borne by the office due to subscription of the worker in the Public Institution for S...

  • US lifts laptop ban on Kuwait Airways

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Airways, announced today that its passengers will be able to carry personal electronic items on board all USbound flights, departing from Kuwait International Airport. The US Transportation Security Administration lifted the ban on electronic devices onboard Kuwait Airways flights after US officials inspected the security measures on Kuwait Airways flights. Following this announcement, passengers onboard Kuwait Airways flights from Kuwait International Airport to JFK Airport in New York will be able to enjoy uninterr...

  • Veg-Only For Economy Fliers In India 'To Cut Wastage', Says Air India

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  If you are flying Air India within the country, be prepared for vegetarian meals - unless you are travelling business class. The national carrier has decided to serve only vegetarian meals to economy passengers on its domestic flights. On business class, however, fliers can still choose between veg and non-veg. The airline says it took a "conscious decision" to serve only vegetarian food to one section of passengers on domestic flights to "reduce wastage, reduce cost and improve catering service". The...

  • Kuwait Airways planning to launch new routes next year

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Airways is planning to launch new airline routes next year—most importantly to Tbilisi or the coastal city of Batumi in Georgia near the northern Turkish borders. Knowledgeable sources said a study is underway to select the better destination in terms of market. They explained that Eastern Europe and countries of the Caucus such as Bosnia, Georgia and Azerbaijan became the favorite destination of travelers from Kuwait and other Gulf states due to their serenity. With regard to delay in launching the flights, th...

  • Fuel Trucks, Passenger Vehicles Stranded On Manipur Highway Due To Landslide

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017
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    IMPHAL:  Buses and trucks carrying fuel and other supplies are stranded on a highway in Manipur's hills due to landslides triggered by heavy rain. A 200-metre-long landslide on National Highway 37 at Tamenglong district yesterday cut off the only road link to neighbouring states -- Assam and Nagaland. Vehicles going to Manipur's capital Imphal are stranded as National Highway 37 connects Imphal with Assam and Nagaland. The Border Road Task Force (BRTF) personnel have been clearing debris and repairing the damaged portion of ...

  • ‘Provide job security, benefits for Kuwaitis in private sector’

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Parliamentary sources stressed the importance of bills that support national labor and encourage them to work in non-governmental organizations, reports Al- Shahed daily. They affirmed the importance of strengthening efforts to support the implementation of “Kuwaitization” and increase national cadres in the private sector, especially since the private sector is regarded as repellent because of lack of job security and absence of benefits and privileges provided to public sector employees. The sources revealed t...

  • Rise In Protectionism Threatens Gains From Globalisation: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of July 2017

    HAMBURG:  Asserting the need to support and sustain a "regime of openness", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said rise in protectionism threatens to take away the gains from globalisation. At the G20 Summit,being attended by US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders, PM Modi stressed that the grouping should speak in one voice to support and sustain "a regime of openness". Talking about the Indian economy, PM Modi said the decision on demonetisation has "dealt a blow...

  • Passengers Flying Out Of Delhi To Pay Less Now

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Passengers flying out of Delhi will now have to pay less with the aviation regulatory body slashing the user development fee (UDF) on domestic as well international flights from the national capital. Domestic passengers departing from Indira Gandhi International airport will now have to pay a UDF of Rs. 10, as against the levy of Rs. 275-550 earlier. International passengers will have to pay Rs. 45, down from Rs. 635-1,270. Both domestic and international passengers landing in Delhi will not have to pay the UDF anymo...

  • Foreign Media On PM Modi's 'Public Love-Fest' With Netanyahu

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017
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    Narendra Modi's 49-hour visit to Israel this week, the first ever by an Indian prime minister, was a public love-fest with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. The two leaders repeatedly affirmed their shared goals and friendship and even waded barefoot in the Mediterranean surf. Equally important was what didn't happen: Modi broke with diplomatic protocol by snubbing the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, barely a 30-minute drive from Netanyahu's Jerusalem compound. There was no pro-Palestinian advocacy, no mention of an inde...

  • Renew family visit visas for all expats: Al-Jarrah

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah has issued instructions to directors of Residence Affairs Departments in all governorates to renew family visit visas of all expatriates, reports Al-Anba daily. Those benefiting from the decision are those who have overstayed their visit visas provided they pay the fines for the duration of overstay. Meanwhile, the Al-Rai daily said 2,700 Syrians have renewed their visas and KD 70,000 has been collected in the form of fines from violators. Co...

  • GST To Boost Demand For Select IT, Accounting Professionals

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017
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    Chartered accountants and software developers in the financial domain who develop GST implementation software will be in demand, according to staffing firm TeamLease. The staffing firm has said that jobs related to implementation of GST (goods and services tax) had also been in high demand ahead of the July 1 rollout. "This has created multiple job opportunities across industries. Fintech companies and GST software solution providers have hired many chartered accountants and software engineers," it said. The job market is looking f...

  • Insurance firm terminates over 80 employees – 16,000 Kuwaitis to enter labor market in 2018

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : An insurance company has terminated more than 80 Kuwaiti and expatriate employees according to the restructuring plan prepared by a global company, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed the company announced the decision to the concerned employees in an innovative manner as they were invited to a hotel where they discussed its work strategy and decision to terminate their services. Meanwhile a study conducted by the Systems Development Department at the Civil Service Commission (CSC) revealed that about ...

  • ‘Developing local tourism spells economic prosperity for Kuwait’

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Developing Kuwait’s tourism sector will lead naturally to the development of the national economy, said a Kuwaiti academic Thursday. Professor at Kuwait University’s (KU) Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, Dr Tariq A. Al- Dowaisan said in a specialized study that the legislative and executive authorities in Kuwait should consider the establishment of a public authority for tourism similar to the ones in neighboring countries. Dr Al-Dowaisan added that it was important for Kuwait to f...

  • MIG-23 Aircraft Crashes In Rajasthan, Second In 48 Hours For Indian Air Force

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG-23 aircraft has crashed in Rajasthan's Jodhpur in the second such incident reported in 48 hours. Both pilots ejected safely before the aircraft went down in the Balesar area. The aircraft was on a routine training mission. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered. On Tuesday, an Air Force chopper, an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) involved in flood rescue, went missing in a deep ravine in Arunachal Pradesh. Reports suggested that its debris was spotted yesterday but the Air Force has...

  • Some parliamentary panels plan to finish their work during recess

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Some parliamentary committees, such as the Legislation and Public Funds Protection, intend to complete their work during the parliamentary recess while the other committees’ work will be limited due to difficulty of reaching quorum, says MP Khalil Al-Saleh. He said the first round of the current legislative term was overshadowed by the oversight aspect due to the series of interpellations, formation of inquiry commissions and parliamentary questions. He expects more focus on the legislative aspect in the next roun...

  • Syrians told to renew visit visas – Those getting involved in illegal activities will face immediate deportation

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of the Interior has given directives of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah to renew the visit visas of Syrians for 3 months through the Department of Residence Affairs in the respective governorates, reports Al-Rai daily. A reliable source close to the issue said the visas are renewable for a similar period after the expiry of three months provided the visitors abide by the laws of the country and does not get involved in illegal activities. Those getting involved in...

  • Air India To Start Non-Stop Delhi-Washington Flight Soon

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017
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    Air India is introducing a direct flight connecting New Delhi with Washington DC, United States. This was said by the national carrier on microblogging site Twitter. The thrice-a-week flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL), to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), United States is scheduled to start from Friday, July 7. "Air India brings you closer to, Washington, D.C the capital of the United States of America with its non-stop flight thrice a week from 07th July 2017," Air India said on its website ...

  • Kuwait vows to combat Eid advertisement, messages chaos

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

    Kuwait: Kuwait has pledged a zero-tolerance policy against illegal advertisement ahead of Eid Al Adha, to be celebrated on November 6. Fadhil Safar, the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, said that the municipality's teams would make sure that violations against advertisement on state property would be handled before the Feast of the Sacrifice, "The teams will work on measures to pull down any illegal advertisements or billboards pertaining to the selling and slaughter of sheep or the ones expressi...

  • Jobs, admissions secured on fake caste certificates in reserved categories can’t be sustained: Supreme Court

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017
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    The Supreme Court on Thursday held that job and admissions secured on caste certificates in reserved categories cannot be sustained if found to be fake subsequently, as reported by PTI. The apex court also said it disagrees with the Bombay High Court ruling that a person can be allowed to continue in job if caste certificate is found fake after a long period. In June this year, the Centre had said that those employees who got jobs using fake backward caste certificates will be dismissed, as reported by PTI. The Centre...

  • India, Israel ‘strategic partners’, send strong message on terror

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017
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    “THIS IS a marriage really made in heaven and we are implementing it here on Earth,” declared Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in the golden and indigo-hued ambassador’s hall at the historic King David Hotel here. Modi laughed. Minutes later, India and Israel decided to elevate their relationship to a “strategic partnership”, after negotiations and last-minute changes in the joint statement. It was apt that the two leaders chose the hotel, where 91 people were killed in a bomb attack in 1946...

  • Cabinet’s nod awaited to hike calls, services rates – Some co-ops flouting prices: ministry

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The State Ministry for Services is waiting for the Cabinet and Ministry of Finance to approve the proposal to increase fees for international calls and some services offered by the ministry, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a reliable source. According to the source, the services covered by the proposed fee increase include installation of telephones, caller ID, temporary and permanent disconnection. The source explained the ministry decided to increase the fees for ordinary, silver, bronze and gold lines after noticing they w...

  • ‘Any expat caught collecting donations faces deportation’

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor said any expatriate who is caught collecting donations without the approval of the concerned authorities, will be deported from the country. The daily added, the citizens who are caught for the same offence will have security restriction slapped on them. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor is said to have shared its concern in this regard with the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs especially after it was discovered some mosques collected donations illegally. Sources adde...

  • Srinivasa Ramanujan Symbolises The Talent Of Indian People, Says Benjamin Netanyahu

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017
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    JERUSALEM:  Renowned Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan symbolises the talent of people of India, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, emphasising that the two countries believe in the partnership of talent. Expressing his admiration for Mr Ramanujan, prime minister Netanyahu said he was one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. "We have a great admiration for people of India. I told you about my late uncle professor, who was a mathematician at the Israel Institute of Technology. He told me many time...

  • Massive Search Operation On For Missing Air Force Chopper In Arunachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017
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    ITANAGAR:  A massive ground search operation is on for the second day on Wednesday in Arunachal Pradesh for a missing Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter with three operating crews on board, an official said. "Rescue teams from the Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police along with state police were trekking through the jungle and hill areas between Yupia and Hoj Telam in Papum Pare district to locate the missing chopper," Sandeep Goel, the police chief of Arunachal Pradesh, told IANS. Meanwhile, police officials quoting eyewit...

  • KAC to receive $500 mln from Iraq Airways in next few months

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Finance and Kuwait Airways Corporation have been coordinating efforts toward receiving $500 million from Iraq Airways. The sum is scheduled to be transferred in the next few months, reports Al-Qabas daily. A source said payment could be made in a single tranche or two, although final agreement is yet to be made in that regard. He noted the parties opted for full payment of the debt and agreed on ‘out of court’ settlement, and withdrawing cases filed against Iraq Airways based on the destruction of Ku...

  • Ample supply of mullet fish in country – Auction only after Asr prayers

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of Kuwait Fishermen Union Dhahar Al-Suyan has affirmed that there is an increase in supply of mullet fish (meid) amid the increase in demand for fish in the country. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Al- Suyan indicated the interest of consumers to buy fresh mullet fish in the mornings as was the case before. However, concerned state authorities are preventing sale until the auction time which is in the afternoon after Asr prayers. He revealed that mullet and sabour fish in the past were sold all day long in th...

  • Need to take radical measures to combat visa traders: experts

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Calls for population restructure in the country continue but actual means for implementing them in reality have not been found, especially with constant flow of expatriates annually. Majority of these expatriates are marginal labor force. Observers and experts believe this phenomenon poses a huge risk if radical measures are not taken to combat visa traders. In this context, statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) indicate that the number of expatriates in the country has reached about 3,073,4...

  • Construction slowdown forces firms to cut number of workers

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Recession has hit hard on the construction market due to suspension or completion of a number of construction projects including bridges as well as due to the snails’ pace in the distribution of housing which has caused the prices of construction materials to fall by 15 percent, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the distribution companies as well as outlets that sell construction materials have resorted to reduce their expenses by reducing the number of workers. The sources affir...

  • ‘Spread of jellyfish poses no risk to health of beachgoers’

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Official spokesperson of Ministry of Health Dr Ahmad Al-Shatti affirmed that the spread of jellyfish does not pose any risk to the health of beachgoers as long as they follow the necessary steps for protection and precautionary measures in this regard, reports Al-Anba daily. In a press statement, Dr Al- Shatti said this marine creature which recently invaded the Kuwait territorial waters does not inflict serious harm the way it is being reported such as poisoning or electrocution. He revealed that the ministry has not recorded ...

  • Siemens to Supply the Power Train for Sabiya Power Plant in Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    Kuwait : Siemens has won an order to supply the key power generation equipment for the Sabiya Extension 3 combined cycle power plant in Kuwait. The contract was awarded by the plant owner, the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW), to Alghanim International for execution of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC). The power train will provide an electrical capacity of about 900 megawatts (MW). A long-term service agreement with Alghanim International is also included to help ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of ...

  • Demonetisation: Can't ban people from depositing old notes, says Supreme Court; Centre to reply in 2 weeks

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    NEW DELHI : The  apex court has given two weeks time to the Centre and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to decide on giving more time to people with genuine reasons to deposit the now out of use Rs 1000, 500 notes. The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to consider giving grace time to those who couldn't deposit old notes in banks for genuine reasons post November 8 demonetisation move. The apex court has given two weeks time to the Centre and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to decide on giving more time to people with genuine reas...

  • Public notice issued for August 5 vice presidential election by publishing schedule in Gazette

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    Delhi : Shumsher Sheriff, the returning officer to the Vice President has issued notifications for the Vice Presidential elections under the Gazette of India Extraordinary. A public notice was issued by the returning officer today for the Vice Presidential election. The notification has been published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary. Shumsher K. Sheriff, the returning officer for the Vice Presidential election and Secretary General, Rajya Sabha, has made the following notifications as required under rule 3 of the President...

  • Rise in health fees on expat visitors implemented

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi disclosed the increase in fees for health services to visiting expatriates will be effective from July 2017, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Harbi had announced earlier an important meeting was to be held after the Eid Al-Fitr holidays with the ministry’s Council of Undersecretaries to discuss the gradual increase in health fees for expatriates. He added, this increase shall first take into account the visitors and then on the resident expatriates. Al-Harbi stressed the increase is in...

  • No work visas eyed for below 30 years expats

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Board of Directors will discuss in its next meeting a draft resolution on specifying the minimum age for expatriate workers to 30 years and stop the issuance of work permits to foreigners who are below this age, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources explained the decision will be applied to all professions in various sectors within the framework of labor market resolutions adopted by the  governmental and private sectors. In another development, sources revealed the a...

  • Outcry over plan to ‘suspend’ driver’s licence for Expats – Necessity, not luxury: resident

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Several Kuwaitis and expatriates expressed displeasure and resentment over the decision taken by Ministry of Interior to deny driver’s licenses for expatriates, except domestic workers and those with licenses from their countries of origin. They said such a decision contradicts the least of the human rights to which people are entitled, especially considering the fact that expatriates buy cars for work purposes. A Kuwaiti citizen, Abdullah, expressed his surprise over the trend of event, saying the decision is aga...

  • ‘Second marriage sole right of men, no need to ask first wife’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Muslim clerics are of the view that it is wrong in Islam to seek permission from a wife before marrying another one, indicating the act of informing the first wife about the intention to marry another wife can only take place in the form of a friendly notification rather than seeking permission, reports Al-Rai daily. The above-stated issue became a subject of discussion after MP Omar Al-Tabtabaei submitted a draft bill to amend law number 51/1984 concerning personal status. The proposal stipulates that Religious Documentati...

  • Strict check on entry visas – ‘Security situation stable’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The State Security has put in place a close-knit strategic security plan to prevent the terrorists from entering the country following the liberation of Mosul from the DAESH stronghold, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily quoting knowledgeable security sources said the State Security has the database containing the names of a large number of terrorists from around the world. The sources confirmed the State Security has been working for six years to compile this database which includes the names and movements of the DAESH...

  • IGNOU Vice Chancellor Announces Free Education For Transgender Candidates

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

    NEW DELHI:  IGNOU will be providing free education to the transgenders. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), world's largest open university, has exempted the fees of transgender students for all its programmes. Prof. Ravindra Kumar, Vice Chancellor of the university made this announcement yesterday during his address at the 22nd Prof. G. Ram Reddy Lecture at university headquarters in Delhi. In a landmark judgment on April 2014, the Supreme Court created the "third gender" status for transgenders. In th...

  • Prices of cigarettes to shoot up after GCC tax

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Customs fees for tobacco and its derivatives will increase by 100 percent as per the agreement signed by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on imposing selective commodity tax which will be collected by the Customs Department, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Sources said the prices of cigarettes in the country are expected to be double the current prices once the abovementioned decision is implemented. Sources added the prices of various types of cigarettes in Kuwait have been increasing continuously – around...

  • China Accuses India Of 'Betrayal' On Sikkim Border

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  China today said that its border with India in Sikkim is well-demarcated and the Indian Army's action there over the last month is a "betrayal" of the position taken by successive Indian governments. "Former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru endorsed the 1890 Sino-British Treaty on Sikkim in a letter to the then Chinese counterpart Zhou Enlai in 1959. Successive Indian governments have also endorsed this," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a media briefing. He said In...

  • Germany affirms support to Kuwait's mediation to end Gulf crisis

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017

    BERLIN (KUNA) -- Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Friday affirmed backing to Kuwait's efforts to heal the rift among the Gulf countries, calling on all parties to solve the crisis within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Gabriel, in a meeting with visiting Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah, commended His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's mediation efforts to address the Gulf crisis "and the explor...

  • UP Government To Use Satellite Technology To Check Overloaded Vehicles

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  Digital and satellite technology will be used to keep an eye on overloaded vehicles in Uttar Pradesh as the government steps up monitoring of vehicles flouting rules. As part of measures, the government has taken action against 18,112 overloaded heavy vehicles, and recovered Rs. 23 crore as fine, UP Transport minister Swatantra Dev Singh told news agency PTI in an interview. In a bid to ensure that overloaded vehicles are not able to enter the state, the Uttar Pradesh government is also mulling to study the "Gujar...

  • 2 Indian-Americans To Be Honoured With Great Immigrants Award

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017
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    NEW YORK:  Indian-Americans, Adobe chief Shantanu Narayen and former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, are among 38 immigrants to be honoured this year for their role in helping advance the country's society, culture and economy. Shantanu Narayen and Vivek Murthy will be honoured with the prestigious 'Great Immigrants' annual award on US's Independence Day on July 4. 39-year-old Vivek Murthy was born in the UK and is a Harvard and Yale alumnus, he was appointed by former President Barack Obama in 2014, becoming th...

  • 'One Tax, One Market, One Nation,' Says Arun Jaitley As GST Regime Starts

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017
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    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said rollout of the GST will ease inflation, make tax avoidance difficult and boost GDP growth. Addressing the midnight launch event of the GST in the Central Hall of Parliament, Mr Jaitley said the implementation of the landmark unified tax should be seen as the beginning of a new journey that will expand the country's economic horizon. He further said that 17 transaction taxes in states and centre and 23 cesses would be subsumed in GST. An assesse will have to file only one return. "Inflat...

  • Sikkim stand-off: India of 2017 different from India of 1962, Arun Jaitley reminds China​

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017
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    New Delhi: A day after China asked the Indian Army to learn from "historical lessons", Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday said that the India of 2017 is different from the India of 1962. In an oblique reference to the 1962 war, China had on Thursday demanded a withdrawal of the Indian troops from the Sikkim sector as a pre-condition for a "meaningful dialogue" to resolve the current stand-off there and asked the Indian Army to learn from "historical lessons". Mincing no words, Jaitley, meanwhil...

  • Temperature soars up to 51°C in Kuwait – Hot weather continues during the weekend

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Hot weather will prevail during the weekend in Kuwait with temperatures soaring up to around 51 degrees Celsius, said Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi, weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center, Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that Thursday’s highest temperature reached around 50 degree Celsius with the lowest being around 35 degrees. Wind speed was at 20-50 kilometers per hour (kph), causing dust, said Al-Qarawi. Status of the sea moderate to rough during the day and evening with waves reaching 3-6 f...

  • Income Tax Deadline: Last Day To File Returns If You Don't Have Aadhaar

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017
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    As the government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1, today is the last day that tax payers without the 12-digit biometric Aadhaar card will be able to file for income tax returns. Amending income tax rules and notifying the same, the government has also made quoting of the 12-digit biometric Aadhaar or the enrollment ID a must at the time of application of Permanent Account Number (PAN) from July 1. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had said that the linking of Aad...

  • ‘Employees who applied for emergency leave on June 28, 29 to be punished’

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Employees, who were absent on June 28 and June 29, will not be penalized provided they followed procedures for taking leave days as stipulated in the Labor Law which allows three types of leave days – emergency, periodic and sick leaves, reports Al- Anba daily quoting sources. Sources explained the employees are not allowed to take emergency leave for two days because the Civil Service Law grants only one day for this type of leave, considering the employee cannot inform his superior about the leave due to the urgent s...

  • Young entrepreneurs suffering from rent hike

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of the Kuwaiti Association for Small and Medium Enterprises Daoud Marafie disclosed that young entrepreneurs are suffering from increasing rents, as about 60 percent of their total expenditures are rents, reports Al-Qabas daily. Marafie stressed that the Kuwaiti market is hungry for light industries and agricultural projects, highlighting the availability of initiatives to direct Kuwaiti youths to fill the vacuum in those two sectors. He affirmed that the board of directors of the association will conduct visit...

  • No Dual MRPs From Next Year. Cinemas, Malls, Airports Can't Charge More

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

    New Delhi: Products sold on e-commerce platforms and medical devices declared as drugs like stents will now have to mandatorily carry retail prices and other essential information from next year as per the government's new labelling rules. Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has approved amendments to the Legal Metrology (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 2011, that will come into effect from January 1, 2018. These rules were framed to regulate the pre-packaged commodities, which have to comply with certain manda...

  • No chaos as travelers praise airport workers

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: After a few days of hustle and bustle, the arrival lounge as well as rest of Kuwait International Airport was quiet on Wednesday contrary to expectations of the first working day after Eid Al-Fitr, reports Al-Rai daily. The roads leading to the airport as well as the parking lots were almost empty without the usual sight of relatives and friends who throng the airport awaiting their beloved ones. The morning arrival flights between 9 and 11 am were from Sharjah, Doha, Iran, Dubai, Bahrain, Beirut and Sohag, and majority of t...

  • Extension of date for conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    The Government of India has further extended the date for registration as OCI card holders by erstwhile PIO cardholders till 31 December 2017. The conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards will be done free of charge for applications which are submitted till 31 December 2017. All concerned in Kuwait may please take advantage of the extended dateline. ...

  • Visa to Kuwait to meet relatives/friends in distress

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    Indian Embassy often receives requests from its nationals, seeking urgent help in obtaining Kuwaiti visas to facilitate their visit to Kuwait to meet relatives/friends in distress e.g., accident/hospitalization etc. In such cases, all concerned are advised to directly approach concerned Kuwaiti sponsor or the Company under whose sponsorship the particular individual(s) are employed in Kuwait, for facilitation of visa. Kuwaiti Embassy in New Delhi or Kuwaiti Consulate in Mumbai can also provide appropriate visas in such emergencies. India...

  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    It has been noticed that India nationals who are born in Kuwait or have been residing in Kuwait for long and have obtained their last two/three passports abroad, face difficulties and delays in obtaining Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from Indian Embassy for regularizing their residence status, employment or long-term visa for emigration to a third country etc.  Often in such cases police verification report (PVR) is not available in Indian Centralized Passport Database and, therefore, fresh police verification has to be carried out...

  • ‘Cleaning firms to face law if workers caught begging’

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director-General of the Kuwait Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has said that the Municipality will punish the cleaning companies if the workers are caught begging for alms, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Al-Manfouhi added 50 percent of the workers do not have work contracts with the cleaning companies but are seen on the streets with a broom to clean the roads, but actually they beg for alms in the garb of a cleaning worker. Some of these workers are reported absconding by their sponsors. Al-Manfouhi said it is the responsi...

  • KD 5 or even less can trigger travel restriction

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The travel ban can be imposed on any person even if the amount in dispute is less than KD 5, reports Al-Rai daily. Minister of Justice, Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Faleh Al-Azab said the administration of judicial fees has the right to impose a travel ban even if the ‘debt’ does not exceed KD 5. The Ministry sources added the Minister of Justice has no authority over the Sentences Enforcement Department which falls within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Judicial Council and therefore any o...

  • Transfer of 123,067 employees okayed from Feb ’02 to June ’17

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The recent statistics released by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) showed that 838 employees were seconded; while the transfer of 123,067 others was approved from Feb 25, 2002 to June 23, 2017, reports Al-Anba daily. The statistics also revealed that 211,833 employees were registered in the databank – 66,787 employees were reviewed for registration for the first time and 126,296 were registered for the first time without review. It affirmed the registration of job seekers to complete their data with 65,890 who regis...

  • Only The Brave Will Take On Air India, Says Billionaire Anand Mahindra

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Industrialist Anand Mahindra said he was not brave enough to take on debt-laden Air India after the government said it would privatise the ailing national carrier. Air India, known as the "Maharaja of the Skies" for its turbaned mascot, is reeling under Rs. 52,000 crore in debt which clouded the government announcement of the selloff late Wednesday. It is unclear if the government will write off any part of the debt. But there appeared little enthusiasm among potential buyers as markets opened Thursday. ...

  • Ministry blames private health sector of failure to report detection of cases – ‘Acute flaccid paralysis’

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health has blamed private health sector for failure to report detection of cases of acute flaccid paralysis to the Department of Public Health on time, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting a health source. According to the report released by the Department of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, the situation coincides with a warning from the World Health Organization against resurface of polio in Syria and newly detected cases of polio in Der Al-Zour, Syria through the same stock of oral vaccine. It blames priva...

  • India Gives $100,000 To UN Tax Fund; 1st Country To Contribute

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017
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    UNITED NATIONS:  India has contributed USD 100,000 to a UN fund to help developing countries actively participate in the discussion of tax issues, becoming the first country to make the contribution. The UN Trust Fund for International Cooperation in Tax Matters (the UN Tax Fund) received its first financial voluntary contribution from India, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Office for Financing for Development Office announced. The UN Tax Trust Fund aims to support the work of the Committee of Experts on Interna...

  • Lawmakers discuss panel report on amendment to retirement age

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In the frame of coordinating for the next parliamentary session, sources have pointed to constant consultations among members of the parliament to accomplish the Financial Committee’s report on amendment of social security law to reduce retirement age, which is currently insured without considering the age limit, reports Al-Anba daily. The same sources added the law permits early retirement with pension without considering the age at which a person retires, indicating the retirement age of men will be after 25 years o...

  • 39 IAS officers under scanner for alleged corruption: DoPT

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017

    New Delhi: As many as 39 IAS officers are under investigation for their alleged involvement in corruption and other irregularities. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which acts as a nodal authority for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, is conducting the proceedings, official sources said today. Besides the 39 IAS officers, 29 from the Central Secretariat Service are also facing disciplinary proceedings. Enquiries have started against the 68 officers, some of them working at a senior level, on the basis ...

  • Heavy rains lash Mumbai; disrupt rail, road traffic

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017
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    Mumbai: Heavy overnight rains lashed Mumbai and adjoining areas causing water logging in several low-lying areas here, resulting in slow movement of peak hour rail and vehicular traffic this morning. Many spots across the metropolis including Hindmata area in suburban Dadar, Sion, Matunga, and some parts in Andheri were waterlogged due to the incessant showers leading to traffic snarls and chaos on the roads. Suburban railway services were also delayed in the morning and trains were running up to 20 minutes behind schedule, stranding...

  • Yogi Adityanath completes 100 days as UP CM, unveils booklet on achievements; promises development

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017
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    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday unveiled a booklet highlighting his government's achievements in 100 days even as he used the occasion to take a dig at previous governments for the lack of development. Releasing at a press conference the booklet "100 din vishwas ke" on his government's performance since he assumed office on March 19, he said, "We want to assure people that government has started initiatives to take UP forward on the path of development." In a jibe at his pol...

  • As Prime Minister Narendra Modi Meets Donald Trump, US Clears $2 Billion Drone Deal

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The US has cleared the sale of predator Guardian drones to India, as President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged today to deepen their defence and security cooperation. The US and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of America's closest allies and partners, said a joint statement issued after the India US Summit at the White House. "President Trump and Prime Minister Modi pledged to deepen defence and secur...

  • Kuwaiti leadership congratulates Djibouti on nat'l day

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable to Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh on his country's national day. His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, addressed a cable of identical content to the president of Djibouti. ...

  • Kuwait's crude oil exports to China up 5.6 pct

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

    TOKYO (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to China in the first five months of this year grew 5.6 percent from the same period of 2016 to 326,000 barrels per day (bpd), government data showed. In May alone, Kuwait exported 318,000 bpd to the world's second-largest oil consumer, down 7.4 percent on the year, according to the General Administration of Customs. Kuwaiti shipments of crude oil to China exceeded 300,000 bpd level for the third month in a row, it said. China's overall imports of crude oil in May grew 15.4 perce...

  • His Highness Amir congratulates Madagascar on nat'l day

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated Monday President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina on his country's national day. His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables. ...

  • His Highness the Amir congratulates citizens, expatriates, calls for peace

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

    KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated all citizens and expatriates on Eid Al-Fitr, said the Amiri Diwan. The Amiri Diwan, on its part, congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the occasion. The Diwan also extended its congratulations to the whole Islamic World. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir expressed hope a rift among Arab and Gulf ...

  • As President Donald Trump Hosts PM Modi Today, Officials Hope For 'Chemistry'

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

    WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump hosts Prime Minister Narendra Modi today for a first tete-a-tete aimed at building a personal rapport in spite of very real divergences between the two leaders, whether on climate change or immigration. A senior Indian official said he hoped for "chemistry," while a US official said the two leaders had a lot in common, noting that PM Modi would be the first foreign dignitary to have a working dinner at the White House under the new administration. Initial signs were upbeat, with P...

  • Airport to witness 65pc increase in travellers during Eid holidays

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait International Airport expects a 65.46 percent rise in people flying abroad within the Eid Al-Fitr holidays in comparison to last year’s figures. During the approximately 10- day holiday starting on Friday, which comprises the occasion, travellers are expected to hit the 410,400 mark, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation deputy chairman for aviation safety told KUNA. The number is a stark difference to the 141,700 travellers recorded in 2016, according to Emad Al- Jelowi, during the festive occasion which...

  • Better, Faster Services At Indian Embassy

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

    Indian Embassy is celebrating 50 years of the Passports Act of India on Saturday, 24th June, 2017.  In this connection, Hon’ble External Affairs Minister’s message is enclosed.   The year 2017 saw commendable steps taken by Indian Government towards rendering better and faster passport services to our Diaspora.  Passport Rules and regulations have been amended and simplified in order to make consular services more efficient and faster.  Indian Embassy remains fully committed to providing timely and ef...

  • College fee reduced for Indian students in Gulf

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

    Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development of Government of India is a welfare scheme for the benefit of Diaspora children.  DASA 2016 introduced a new category, i.e., Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries (CIWG).  One-third of the 15% seats in different educational institutions in India have been reserved for these children.  DASA 2017, however, revised upwards the fee structure and CIWG category students were required to pay US $8,000 per annum, instead of US $1...

  • Government Clears Proposal For Setting Up Airport In Greater Noida

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The government has cleared a proposal for setting up a greenfield airport in Jewar in Greater Noida, which is likely to be operational in the next five to six years. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said at a press briefing here today that "in-principle clearance has been granted" for the airport. The Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority has notified 3,000 hectares of land for a world-class international airport, Mr Raju added. "Noida International Airport will cater to 30...

  • PM Modi To Be First World Leader To Have White House Dinner With Donald Trump

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Seeking to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump would host him for a working dinner at the White House on Monday, the first of its kind under this administration. "The White House is very interested in making this a special visit. We're really seeking to roll out the red carpet. In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House. This will be the first dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House under...

  • ‘Number of expat workforce increases by over 48,000’ – Kuwaitis constitute 18.1pc of total manpower

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaitis constitute 18.1 percent of the total manpower of 1,955,479 individuals. The number of expatriate manpower has increased by more than 48,000 compared to same time last year, which is an annual increase rate of 3.1 percent, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the report of the first quarter until March 31 issued by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) concerning the labor market, the total manpower, including the family sector (domestic labor), reached 2,628,113, with an increase of 63,598 individuals. This represent...

  • Quarter million expected to travel during Eid holidays

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Due to summer vacation and the fast approaching Eid Al-Fitr holiday, Kuwait International Airport has been witness to passengers in their large numbers reaching a quarter million within the last few days, while the number is expected to hit 410,460 in the coming days. Deputy Director General for Aviation Safety and Air Transport Engineer Emad Al-Jalwa expected the departure and arrival of around 244,000 passengers with 1,882 flights should Eid fall on Sunday. He also said the number may rise to around 410,460 if Monday is t...

  • Ram Nath Kovind to file nomination on June 23; PM Modi, Amit Shah, all NDA CMs to be present

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017
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    New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file the nomination papers for the July 17 presidential election in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and all top leaders of the alliance on June 23. According to reports, all the Chief Ministers of BJP and its allies will also grace the occasion when NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind files his nomination on Friday. In the process of nominations, the secretary general returning officer of Lok Sabha will be present. ...

  • Bylaws issued for parental residence – Parents cannot sponsor children above 24 yrs on family visa.

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : While Ministry of Interior is determined to continue with its decision not to grant new residence permits to parents and siblings of expatriates in Kuwait, the General Department for Residency Affairs has issued executive bylaws concerning the medical insurances for expatriates, estimated to be about 12,000 individuals, who are residing in Kuwait as dependents of their children under Article 22 visa. These executive bylaws came into effect on Tuesday, June 20 after the ministry eased up on the implementation of its earlier ...

  • Some hospitals said to implement decision No 392/’99 on expat fees

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Health sources disclosed that some hospitals have started implementing Ministerial Decision No. 392/1999 concerning fees to be paid by expatriates who visit the outpatient clinics in case they have to revisit the clinic for the same issue. Earlier, it was understood that patients would only pay consultation fee for the first visit and no additional fees would be required on subsequent visits if it involves the same health issue. The sources indicated the fee of KD 2 is exclusively for consultation, and the patient is su...

  • Kuwait among least expensive Middle East cities for ‘expats’ – Dubai, Abu Dhabi top

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

    DUBAI, UAE : According to Mercer’s 2017 Cost of Living Survey, Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the second and third most expensive Middle Eastern cities for expatriate cost of living. The global ranking sees Dubai climbing one place from last year to become the 20th most expensive city in the world, with Abu Dhabi just behind in 23rd place and two spots up from last year. The rise in the rankings follows the wider Middle Eastern trend of GCC countries becoming more expensive. Nuno Gomes, Principal Information Solutions Leader at Mercer Mid...

  • India To Run Extra Eid Flights To Qatar Due To Embargo After Gulf Crisis

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India's two domestic carriers will run extra flights to Doha ahead of the Eid holiday to help its citizens there following an embargo imposed on Qatar Airways after the Gulf crisis. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the government had asked state-owned Air India and commercial carrier Jet Airways to run extra flights to and from Doha between June 22 and July 8. "We'll operate additional flights... for our citizens not able to get tickets at Doha," Mr Raju tweeted, adding he was liais...

  • MoH staff’s sick leaves increase during last ten days of Ramadan

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The number of employees on sick leave and those asking permission for some days off in the Health Ministry and its affiliate institutions has been increasing since the start of the last 10 days of Ramadan, while the number of those visiting the ministry is decreasing due to other commitments, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources affirmed the ministry and its affiliates are closely monitoring the attendance of employees, stressing legal action will be taken against whoever does not report for work or neglects his ...

  • Regulation on companies in country concerning refuse dumping is weak

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Scientific research and studies revealed the prevailing environmental pollution caused by heaps of medical, oil and industrial wastes at dumping sites without treatment is detrimental to human health in the Kuwaiti society, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Renowned researcher in environmental safety and security at the College of Engineering and Petroleum Dr Khalid Al- Khaldi declared the level of monitoring and implementation of rules and regulations on companies in the country concerning refuse dumping is weak, and “there...

  • ‘Rectify status of parents, siblings in 4 months or leave’ – Insurance of KD 3,000/- mandatory for annual medical expenses

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The General Department for Residency Affairs has confirmed the recent news published exclusively on Al-Shahid newspaper concerning the condition set by Ministry of Interior for renewal of residency for expatriates’ parents and siblings under dependant visa whereby an insurance certificate of KD 3,000 from an insurance company has been made mandatory for covering their annual medical expenses, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The daily was informed that expatriates who wish to renew the residencies of their parents and sibli...

  • Ministry of Health owes KD 20 million to doctors – ‘Lack of budget’

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Health owes a total of KD 20 million to doctors for their work in evening clinics for the past nine months, reports Aljarida daily quoting informed sources. They said the concerned doctors had requested several times for settlement of the outstanding remunerations, and the hospital administrations had in turn submitted letters to health zones, which were then forwarded to the ministry. However, “nothing has been done so far in this regard” according to a number of doctors. The sources stressed tha...

  • ‘Al-Durra’ seeking to cut recruitment costs of Filipino domestics by 50 pct

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al-Durra Company for Recruitment of Domestic Labor has completed the necessary studies and procedures to launch operations. According to informed sources, the company is working on reducing the costs for recruitment of domestic workers from the Philippines by about 50 percent, as it currently costs about KD 1,200. The company studied the relevant processes and decided to first select the Philippines for recruitment of domestic labor because the process is relatively easier. However, the company intends to later work...

  • MPW plans to cancel construction of 3 labor accommodation projects

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Public Works is intending to cancel the projects for construction of residential housing complexes for expatriate workers in a number of areas. According to informed sources from the ministry, there are three projects listed in the ministerial plan, and its developmental plan of fiscal year 2009/2010 will be affected. These projects include construction of labor accommodation complexes in South Municipality Scrapyard, in West Hujjaj City and North Storage Area in Mina Abdullah. They explained that the ministry w...

  • ‘KD 2.5 bln allocated for Kuwait airport upgrade’

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Board Chairman of the Directorate General for Civil Aviation Sheikh Salman Al- Hamoud announced that more than KD 2.5 billion has been allocated for infrastructural upgrade at Kuwait International Airport as a measure aimed at transforming Kuwait into a commercial and financial hub, reports Al-Shahed daily. Al-Hamoud explained that the country is committed to improving the transportation sector by providing all necessary facilities. These facilities include updating required legislations in the air transport industry, and u...

  • Travel to India on Emergency Certificate (EC) issued in lieu of lost/cancelled passport

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

    Indian nationals are issued Emergency Certificates (EC) to facilitate their one-way travel to India due to urgency or deportation, under the circumstances of loss of passport or non-retrieval of passport from their sponsors in Kuwait.  Since it is illegal to hold two travel documents in India at the same time, the concerned passport has to be cancelled before an Emergency Certificate (EC) is issued to an Indian national.  At times, Indian nationals who are either detained or due for deportation may not have their passports with the...

  • Indian Embassy celebrated 3rd International Day of Yoga - 2017

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017
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    The 3rd International Day of Yoga – 2017 was celebrated in Indian Embassy’s premises on Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 0630-0930 hrs. Prominent Yoga organizations in Kuwait, namely, Art of Living, Harmony House, Heartfulness, Sevadarshan, Amma Kuwait and Artistic Yoga participated in the celebrations. Video clip of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s message and the 2017 Common Yoga Protocol was streamed on LED TV screens arranged in the premises. A gathering of around 250 persons participated in various Yoga asanas performed by Am...

  • Long-term Business Visas to India

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

    To further strengthen historical ties between India and Kuwait, Indian Embassy has been issuing long-term (upto 5 year) Business Visa to all businesspersons in Kuwait. All are invited to avail this long-term business visa facility of upto 5 years duration (fee KD 78) with multiple entries. Shorter duration business visa of 1 year duration (fee KD 38) with multiple entries is also available to businesspersons. Applicants, alongwith an introductory letter from their Company in Kuwait and the purpose of visit may please visit Passport and V...

  • Indian And Chinese Yoga Enthusiasts Practice Poses At Great Wall Of China

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017
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    BEIJING:  A large number of Chinese yoga enthusiasts today participated in a colourful yoga event at China's iconic Great Wall on the eve of International Yoga Day which is being celebrated all over the Communist nation. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh took part in the event and practiced the yoga postures for a while. The event was jointly organised by Embassy of India, Beijing Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and Yogi Yoga, a popular yoga school. The event is ...

  • Changes in new plan to issue work permits – Employers divided in 3 categories

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Mousa announced that the authority has issued Decision No. 647/2017 concerning issuance of work permits. This decision contains amendments to the previous administrative decision such as proscription of the Work Permits Committee and inclusion of new jobs for which employers can obtain work permits.  Al-Mousa explained that the decision divided employers into three categories. The first category of employers can obtain work permits based on estimatio...

  • BJP Played 'Ringa Roses' In Making President Choice, Says Shatrughan Sinha

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Shatrughan Sinha has delivered the latest of his takedowns of his own party, the BJP, in imitable style by describing its effort to consult other parties about who should be President of India as little more than "ringa ringa roses." Mr Sinha, 71, balanced his criticism with declaring himself as "a loyalist" and a string of flattering adjectives for the BJP's choice for President, Ram Nath Kovind, who he appraised as a "learned, seasoned, perfect gentleman". The actor-turned-politici...

  • Wataniya Airways set to operate at Kuwait airport

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Sunday handed over an Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC) to Wataniya Airways, boosting number of national carriers in Kuwait International Airport, DGCA president said. Sheikh Salman Al-Sabah made the remarks during the signing of the operation agreement with Wataniya Airways Board Chairman Ali Al-Fozan, hoping the carrier would boost commercial transportation in Kuwait. He said the government of Kuwait was keen on developing commercial transportation and thus create the...

  • India Raises Terrorism Issue At BRICS Foreign Ministers Meet

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017
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    BEIJING:  India on Monday said BRICS needs to cooperate on counter-terrorism as the Foreign Ministers meet of the five-member bloc began in China's capital Beijing. China has said the issue of terrorism would be discussed candidly at the meet of the five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, as New Delhi seemed poised to raise the issue of branding Pakistani terrorist Masood Azhar as an international terrorist. India's Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, who is att...

  • PM Narendra Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took to Twitter and wished Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday. “Birthday greetings to the Congress Vice President, Shri Rahul Gandhi. I pray for his long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted. The Congress VP turns 47 today. Rahul is currently out of the country on a vacation. He flew out of the country on Tuesday to spend time with his grandmother. “Will be travelling to meet my grandmother and family for a few days. Looking forward to spending some time with them!&...

  • Multitude of worshippers spend 22nd night of the holy month in prayers at different mosques

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Multitude of worshippers spent the 22nd night of the holy month of Ramadan in prayers at different mosques across the country under the atmosphere of faith and spirituality. At the Grand Mosque, thousands of devotees observed the night prayer which was led by Sheikh Bader Al-Ali for the first four rakaats while last four rakaats were led by Sheikh Khaled Aljuhaim. Sheikh Nazem Al-Misbah gave a sermon on the significance of the last ten days of Ramadan and how Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) observed the last ten nights of Ramadan betwe...

  • Good news comes at 35,000 feet in air! Couple blessed with baby boy, Jet Airways announces free lifetime pass

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017
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    Mumbai: This is one of the rare moments that remains etched in your memory for life! A lucky couple was blessed with a baby boy during a Jet flight to Mumbai. The Jet Airways flight from Saudi Arabia's Dammam to Kochi was diverted to Mumbai after a woman went into labour onboard. The airline has promptly announced a free lifetime-pass for the new-born for all his travel on Jet Airways. The Boeing 737 had 162 guests onboard. “A guest delivered a baby boy at 35,000 feet. Pleased to offer newly-born a free lifetime pas...

  • ‘Law affects those consuming alcohol in public and driving’ – ‘Can do it at home’

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Member of the National Assembly Committee on Negative Phenomenon Dr Waleed Al- Tabtabaei commented on the verdict of the Cassation Court that said “alcohol consumption is not punishable by law”. He stressed the statement is not true since many laws forbid alcohol consumption in the country, citing law that forbids driving under the influence of alcohol. In his comment about the ruling, MP Al-Tabtabaei explained there are many laws prohibiting alcohol consumption, although “no one will interfere” ...

  • KIA ‘withdraws’ $1.1 billion from investments in US treasury bonds

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) withdrew about $1.1 billion from its investments in US treasury bonds last April, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the value of Kuwait’s investments in US treasury bonds in March was $32.4 billion which was reduced to $31.3 billion after the withdrawal made in April. Meanwhile, the total expenditures of the oil sector on projects exceeded 24 billion in the last three years. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Take Kochi Metro, it's cheaper than an auto ride

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

    Kochi: The minimum fare for a ride in the 13-km Kochi Metro, which was inaugurated earlier Saturday, will be Rs 10. That is a ride from Kochi Metro's Palarivattom, from where prime minister Narendra Modi took a ride, to the next station, Changampuzha Park, situated 0.52 km away, would cost you Rs 10. That is cheaper than the minimum auto fare of Rs 20. The maximum fare for a ride to Aluva, situated 13.07 km away, would cost you Rs 40, again much cheaper than an auto ride for covering 10 stations. The fare slab changes to Rs 2...

  • E Sreedharan, the humble engineer who drives humongous projects

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    Elattuvalapil Sreedharan is not new to accolades showered on him for engineering feats. His first laurel-winning endeavor dates back to the 1960s when he restored in just 46 days the Pamban Bridge (connecting Rameswaram to mainland in Tamil Nadu), which was blown away in a cyclone in 1964. He executed the mission one month ahead of the deadline. But, it is the Konkan railways that shot Sreedharan to the pinnacle of fame. Sreedharan was promoted as general manager, Western Railway, in July 1987. Though he retired in June 1990, the governm...

  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates new Irish PM Leo Varadkar, invites him to India

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

    New Delhi: Following the appointment of Indian-origin Leo Varadkar as Ireland`s first gay Prime Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while congratulating him over a telephonic conversation, invited him to visit India. Varadkar took to Twitter on Friday to express his support to India, while adding that he was invited by Prime Minister Modi to visit India. Prime Minister Modi also conveyed his wishes to Varadkar via Twitter.38-year old Leo Varadkar was formally elected Taoiseach - Prime Minister of Ireland- at a confirmation ceremon...

  • 'These Are Rumours': Sushma Swaraj On Being In The Presidential Race

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today dismissed reports that she was a contender in the presidential election as "rumours". Though neither the government nor the opposition has declared their candidate for the poll to elect the country's first citizen, several names, including Ms Swaraj's, have been doing the rounds. "These are rumours. I am the External Affairs Minister and you are asking me something which is an internal matter," she said when asked by reporters whether she was b...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launches Kochi Metro, Says Coaches Reflect 'Make In India' Vision

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    KOCHI: Kerala's first metro line was flagged off in Kochi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. PM Modi, along with Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other dignitaries, travelled by the metro. E Sreedharan, better known as India's "metro man" also accompanied PM Modi during the maiden ride. PM Modi travelled in the metro coach, which has green coloured seats from Palarivattom to Pathadippalam. Seated to his right was the Kerala Chief Minister and to his left was Governor Sathasivam. ...

  • Airport sees heavy rush as over 934,000 leave, arrive

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Due to the summer holiday, Kuwait International Airport has been witness to passenger congestion lately. In this context, Public Relations and Media Department at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation Authority stated the passport section affiliated to Airport Security Department received a total of 934,295 departure and arrival passengers in May. The number of GCC nationals passing through the airport during the period was 37,300, in addition to 300,220 Kuwaitis, and 596,695 from other nationalities. Statement adde...

  • Kerela gets its first Metro, PM Narendra Modi flags off Kochi rail service, takes ride with E Sreedharan, CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Kerala’s first Metro rail and took an inaugural ride onboard the train with dignitaries, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Kerala BJP chief Kummanam Rajashekaran are also accompanying the Prime Minister.   The Prime Minister cut the ribbon of the much-awaited project at Palarivattom station and took a ride on the newly constructed rapid transport from ...

  • Metro rail all about setting up a new life track for Kochi

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017
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    Kochi: “This is not just a makeover project. Metro rail will change the face of Kochi. It will even bring about changes in the city's social life. Development that is confined to Kochi will extend outside also. More areas will have quality life,” said KMRL chief Elias George at the stone-laying of Kochi Metro in 2012 September. The futuristic plan now reaches the climax of its first stage after four years, setting up a new track for life in Kochi. Metro Rail is not a single-agenda plan to solve the traffic chaos in Ko...

  • Police bring Kochi under multi-tier security cover ahead of PM Modi's visit

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017
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    Kochi: The police have brought Kochi under a multi-tier security net ahead of prime minister Narendra Modi's visit on Saturday to inaugurate the Kochi Metro. An 'advance' team of the special protection group (SPG) had visited the venue and prospective places of visit. All metro lines, stations, allied facilities and the inaugural venue had been brought under 24-hour surveillance. Quick-response teams had been posted at vantage positions to strike at call. At least 160 commandos would take positions soon. Plainclothesm...

  • Terrorist Abu Salem Convicted In 1993 Mumbai Blasts Case

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Terrorist Abu Salem and Mustafa Dossa, key accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, have been found guilty of conspiracy and terror activities by a special court. The blasts caused the death of 257 people and left 713 seriously injured. The convictions came as part of a judgement today in the second leg of the trial in the serial blasts case involving seven accused by a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act or TADA court in Mumbai. Apart from Salem, who was extradited from Portugal in 2005, and Dos...

  • 20,000 children of Kuwaiti women looking for jobs in the govt sector

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is working on setting up a mechanism for implementing the amendment decree of the civil service which gives priority to the children of Kuwaiti women, after Kuwaiti applicants, for appointments in ministries and other governmental establishments, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources affiliated to CSC. They revealed that there are about 20,000 children of Kuwaiti women who are seeking jobs. The sources explained that the Employment Affairs Committee of CSC have been studying the a...

  • 'Set the air-conditioner at 25 degrees during the summer'

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) on Thursday urged citizens and expatriates to take precautions against possible fires during the summer peak. Colonel Khalil Al-Amir, Director of Public Relations and Information at the department, said in a statement that fire rates have been mounting since start of the fasting month Ramadan due to continuous usage of airconditioning sets and greater consumption of electricity. He urged the nationals and residents to set the air-conditioning heat degree at 25 for rationalizing electri...

  • Top Executive Quits Infosys For 'Out-Of-The World' Assignment

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017
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    Sandeep Dadlani, president and head of Americas for Infosys, has resigned, which is seen as a setback for the IT major. Announcing his departure on professional networking site LinkedIn, Mr Dadlani said: "I have decided to pursue my personal interests elsewhere. Next up: An out-of-the world assignment! Stay tuned." In a statement, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said: "Sandeep has played a key role in the success of Infosys over his career and in our transformation journey these past three years. We wish him the best in the journey a...

  • Early retirement eyed for parents taking care of handicapped kids

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Parliament’s Handicapped Affairs Committee, in its meeting Thursday, agreed to reduce the required number of years in service to choose early retirement for parents taking care of people with disabilities from 20 to 15 years for men and from 15 to 10 years for women. Committee member MP Safa Al-Hashem said they also approved the proposed establishment of special institutes for the handicapped in all governorates. She explained the proposal to reduce the required number of years in service to opt for early retireme...

  • Twin Sisters, 5, Die After Being Locked In Hot Car In Gurgaon

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017
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    GURGAON:  Locked in a hot car for over two hours, five-year-old twin sisters died in Gurgaon near Delhi yesterday afternoon. The girls were spending their summer holiday with their grandparents, who live in the Pataudi area, in a village called Jamalpur. Their father is in the army and posted in Meerut. Harsha and Harishita were found unconscious in an old Hyundai car parked in the backyard of their grandparents' home, in which they were often seen playing. They were declared dead in a private hospital. There were signs that...

  • 'Feel No Heaviness': Metro Boss E Sreedharan Says Kochi Plan Not Insulting

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017
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    KOCHI : E Sreedharan, known as India's "metro man" has said he has no complaints about not being allowed to share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he inaugurates the Kochi metro on Saturday. "We should not create controversy over this issue. The PM's safety should be given the priority...It is compulsory that whatever decisions taken by the safety agency for the safety of PM should be followed,' Mr Sreedharan told news agency ANI. As the top advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corp, which has co...

  • Parents and siblings residence fees to increase to KD 300, health insurance KD 200 – Sponsors salary KD 1000

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Citing humanitarian reasons, the General Department for Residence Affairs said the residence permit of approximately 11,500 expatriates — parents and siblings — holding residence under Article 22 will be renewed. However, the renewal for those siblings and parents who are under Article 22 is subject to health insurance from private companies. At the moment the insurance fees is KD 50 and KD 200 for residence permit for one year. However, a draft law has been submitted by the Ministry of Interior stating ...

  • Daily Petrol, Diesel Price Changes From Friday, Dealers Won't Go On Strike

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Hurdles have been cleared for switching over to daily fuel price revisions across the country from Friday. Transport fuel rates will be changed in line with global rates as petroleum dealers have withdrawn their call for closure of vends. The government agreed to their demand that the price announcement would be daily made at 6 a.m. instead of midnight. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters here on Wednesday that the dealers were agreeable to the new timing and the countrywide daily revision of petrol and dies...

  • Council approves request for Jafariya Cemetery expansion

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Municipal Council, during its meeting on Monday, approved the request for expansion of Jafariya Cemetery by 45,000 square meters. It also approved the regulations for mobile vending carts that sell food items, and agreed on allotting specific areas for them in accordance with the municipal conditions. The Municipal Council has set July 12 for holding its next session. It agreed on transferring the authority over foodrelated regulations and issues to the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition starting from November ...

  • Rename Gateway Of India 'Bharat Dwar', Demands BJP Lawmaker

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017
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    MUMBAI: Describing it as a symbol of "slavery", an MLA of the ruling BJP in Maharashtra has demanded that the iconic Gateway of India in south Mumbai be renamed as "Bharat Dwar". "This monument is a symbol of slavery under the British rule," said Raj Purohit, a local lawmaker. "By renaming it we will be paying tributes to the martyrs of freedom struggle," he said, speaking to reporters in Mumbai. "I met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today and submitted a letter stating my demand. He...

  • Scholarship for Indian Students

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

    The Ministry of Higher Education of the State of Kuwait has offered one scholarship for Indian students for the academic year 2017-2018 at Shari’a and Islamic Studies Faculty of the Kuwait University.  Interested Indian students may obtain application forms from Kuwait University and submit completed application to Indian Embassy latest by Thursday, 20 July 2017 for onward transmission to the University along with a recommendation letter.  In case more than one application is received, Indian Embassy will recommend the studen...

  • Parents and siblings, can now renew their visas; Insurance cost may reach KD 300 per year per person

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs at the Ministry of the Interior Major- General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah held a high-level meeting yesterday morning, to discuss ways to codify family residency for expats other than the wife and children. The meeting was attended by the Acting Director-General of the General Department of Residence Affairs, Major-General Abdullah Al-Hajri and directors of the departments. A security source said one of the proposals discussed at the meeting is that the Ministry ...

  • Declare last 10 days of Ramadan as official holiday – Al-Huwailah

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Mohammed Al- Huwailah has presented a proposal on declaring the last 10 days of Ramadan as official State holiday because this month signifies great blessings, virtues and characteristics distinguished from other months. He pointed out Ramadan is the best month of the year — the month of worship and obedience, a time when God made fasting as one of the cornerstones of Islam, the month for staying awake and reciting the Holy Quran, and a month in which one night is better than a thousand months. He said this is the mont...

  • Hike in electricity tariffs to stay

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: There is no backing down from the decision to hike the electricity tariffs for the investment sector, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources close to the Ministry of Electricity and Water. The hike is expected to become effective from Aug 22, 2017 as had been announced earlier. The ministry has called on all consumers to settle their old bills prior to the implementation of the new tariff. In the meantime, the Fatwa and Legislation Department of the National Assembly has not submitted any recommendation to the Council of ...

  • I-T raids: MKR Pillai gets the axe, removed as Nagaland police consultant

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

    Kochi: M.K.R. Pillai, who was working as a traffic consultant with the Nagaland police, has been removed from the post after Income Tax officials raided his Sreevalsam Group and seized huge amounts of unaccounted money. Nagaland DGP L.L. Doungel told Manorama News that the action was taken after I-T raids revealed that he had amassed wealth disproportionate to his known sources of incomes. Pillai, who hails from Pandalam in Pathanamthitta, started his career as a constable in the Nagaland police in the 70s and retired as additional S...

  • e-platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Khalid Al Ajmi, Chairman of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, announced the launch of an electronic platform in five languages as a contribution to educating migrant workers in Kuwait on their legal rights through cartoons and pictures, as well as direct inquiry through the platform or hotline. He pointed out that the platform is a precedent in the Gulf States, and it consists of a website and an application for mobiles that work mainly to address the ill-treatments suffered by the migrant workers through several mechanisms that...

  • RBI introduces new batch of banknotes of Rs 500 with inset letter A; old notes to remain valid

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017
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    New Delhi:  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday introduced new batch of banknotes of Rs 500 with inset letter A while old notes of E series will remain valid. “In continuation of issuing of Rs 500 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series from time to time which are currently legal tender, a new batch of banknotes with inset letter “A” in both the number panels, bearing the signature of RBI Governor Urjit R Patel; with the year of printing '2017’ on the reverse, are being issued,”...

  • Amir condoles death of Saudi officer

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Monday a cable to King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, expressing his sorrow over the terror incident in Qatif governorate which led to the death of a police officer and injury to others. His Highness the Amir condemned in the strongest terms the heinous terror attack which disturbed peace and security in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia, affirming that Kuwait stood against terrorism and its perpetrators. His Highness the Crown Prince S...

  • 'Forced Resignation' By Techies: Karnataka To Address Issues In IT Firms

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017
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    The Karnataka government is keen on coming out with a policy addressing various issues in the IT sector including "forced resignation" adopted by the firms, but not before listening to the problems faced by industry leaders and employees, state IT Minister Priyank Kharge said on Tuesday. "We are keen on coming out with a policy addressing various problems including 'forced resignation' adopted by IT companies, but not before listening to the problems faced by IT industry leaders and employees," Mr Kharge told news...

  • White House hails PM Narendra Modi's 'vision for new India', says it will help create jobs in US

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017
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    New York: As Donald Trump administration gears up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month, the While House has heaped praise on his "vision for a new India" and said that it will also help create jobs in the US. President Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer said this while confirming PM Modi's White House visit scheduled for June 26. Addressing the common interests of the two countries in an environment where Trump's promotion of a policy of "Buy American, hire American" is stok...

  • Eid Al-Fitr holiday will be five days if Eid falls on 25th Jun

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammed Al-Abdullah announced Monday that Eid Al-Fitr holiday will be five days if the first day of Eid falls on Sunday, June 25, indicating Monday and Tuesday June 26 and 27 will be holiday and work will resume on June 28. However, it will be nine days holiday if it falls on Monday. In another scenario, Sunday June 25 will a be rest day, then Monday June 26 will be declared the first day of Eid if Ramadan is completed in 30 days. In that case,...

  • Toll Free Tourist Helpline for Foreign Tourists Visiting India

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

    The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India has taken a major initiative for the benefit of foreign tourists visiting India by introducing a 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line.  This facility is available in various international languages namely, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish besides Hindi and English.  This service is available on the toll free number 1800 111 363 and on a short code 1363 and operational for 24 hours and all days of the year offering a mul...

  • Karnataka bandh today: KSRTC services in Kolar and Chikkaballapur affected; public transport functioning normally in Bengaluru

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

    Bengaluru: The state-wide bandh called by pro-Kannada organisations on Monday (June 12, 2017) to press for their charter of demands is not having any major impact on Bengaluru. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses are running as scheduled in the city on Monday, so there will no major impact on transport services. Namma metro is running. Auto drivers union and taxi operators union had already said they will not be joining the bandh. There is no bandh effect in Gulbarga as ro...

  • IndiGo Announces Rs. 899 Offer

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017
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    Budget airline IndiGo has come out with a promotional offer called 'All Time Low' under which India's biggest carrier is offering tickets starting from Rs. 899. IndiGo's Rs. 899 offer is open till June 14 and applicable for travel between July 1, 2017 and September 30, 2017. The offer is valid on select one-way routes, IndiGo said. "This offer is valid only on non-stop flights from Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dibrugarh, Goa, Guwahati, ...

  • MGRP official presents method to reduce number of expatriates

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali presented a method for reducing the number of expatriates, especially marginal workers, and stopping them from competing with the young national labor for job opportunities, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that the major problem faced by small entrepreneurs is the competition with expatriates who exploit state property on one hand, and are easily able to obtain a trade license through a guarantor on the other hand. Curbing such a c...

  • Facelift For 40,000 Railway Coaches With Swanky New Interiors, Bio-Toilets At Estimated Cost Of Rs. 8,000 crores

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Indian Railways is planning to induct about 40,000 coaches with improved interiors and upgraded facilities at an estimated cost of Rs. 8,000 crore to provide world-class comfort to passengers. Besides, the state-run transporter will strengthen safety features in all existing conventional coaches equipping them with strong couplers to prevent capsizing during accidents. According to the plan, coaches will be retrofitted with refurbished interiors, improved seating arrangement and newly designed bio-toilets among o...

  • ‘Stopping fuel price hike requires special law’

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : After several parliamentary appeals presented to the government for issuing necessary decrees over some urgent laws such as barring any increase in fuel prices, naturalization, and interests of social security loans, which the parliament was unable to discuss and endorse in the just concluded parliamentary term due to shortage of time, a number of MPs and legalists see the unconstitutionality in issuing such laws based on decrees, reports Al-Qabas daily. In his statement, MP Saleh Khorshid said, “I do not believe ther...

  • Staff exempted from ‘finger’ attendance

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The State Ministry for Services has exempted ordinary employees and supervisors who have been in service for more than 25 years from the fingerprint attendance system, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources confirmed the decision applies to all employees – whether they are assigned in the internal or external sectors – according to the directive of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to allow exemption of certain staff from the fingerprint attendance system. Sources explained the specialized units in the ...

  • Ministry denies ‘plan’ to hike private schools fees

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Education and Higher Education intends to consult experts to determine fees in private schools quoting Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr M o h a m m a d Al-Fares. Al-Fares clarified there is no standard or criteria for determining fees; denying the alleged plan to increase school fees. The minister added he has instructed Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athari and Assistant Undersecretary for Private Education Affairs Dr Abdulmohsen Al-Huwailah to lay down conditions and regulations for the distribu...

  • How Many Free SBI ATM Withdrawals Are Allowed Per Month

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    The country's largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has clarified on charges for ATM withdrawals, cheque book and other facilities. After the revision in charges, for pulling out cash at ATMs using State Bank Buddy will attract Rs. 25 per transaction. SBI in release stated that "not all ATM transactions are chargeable". It said that the charges are applicable only for State Bank Buddy using ATMs (This is applicable only for State Bank Buddy Customer). Whereas, the limit of four free ATM withdrawals in a month applies to the...

  • Not Aluva, Kaloor stadium is the venue for Kochi Metro launch

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The inauguration of the Kochi Metro will take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kaloor on June 17. Earlier, it was decided to hold the metro inauguration at Aluva. The Special Protection Group that takes care of PM's security arrangements suggested the venue change after conducting an inspection in Aluva. Kochi Metro, which secured the green signal from rail safety panel, had begun service trials recently on the 13-km Aluva-Palarivattom corridor. Courtesy : Manorama ...

  • Mahatma Gandhi Was 'Chatur Baniya', Wanted Congress Dissolved: Amit Shah

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    CHHATTISGARH:  Describing the Congress as a party that was never set up on the basis of any ideology, BJP president Amit Shah said the party was launched as a special purpose vehicle to secure Independence. This is the reason, he went on, that Mahatma Gandhi advocated the party's dissolution right after Independence. "Bahut chatur baniya tha woh (He was a clever baniya)," Mr Shah said, a description that prompted the Congress to demand an apology. Mr Shah said Mahatma Gandhi could foretell how things would pan out if t...

  • Engineer Killed, 2 Pilots Injured In Badrinath Helicopter Crash

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    DEHRADUN:A crew member was killed and two pilots were injured when a helicopter carrying pilgrims crash-landed just after taking off from the Himalayan shrine of Badrinath in Uttarakhand today. All the five passengers were safe. An official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in New Delhi said that an engineer, who was part of the crew, died, while the two pilots suffered injuries. Chamoli Superintendent of Police Tripti Bhatt said the engineer, Vikram Lamba, was hit by rotor blades. He was a resident of Assam. Th...

  • Indian Army will appoint women in military police first: General Bipin Rawat

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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    Dehradun: Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that women would first be inducted into the military police before considering other options in the armed force for them. "Firstly, we will start with women as military police jawans, will take next step after success," General Rawat told media after attending a Passing out Parade (PoP) ceremony here."Because many times, when people go to the operation, we have to face the people and many a times ladies come in front of us," he said. Reportedly, Ge...

  • His Highness the Amir congratulates Portugal on nat'l day

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable to Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, congratulating him on his country's national day. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables. ...

  • Starting Next Month, Tax Returns Need Aadhaar ID, Says Supreme Court

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

    Indians with an Aadhaar ID will have to supply it for tax returns starting next month, the Supreme Court ruled today. However, the top court cautioned that it is concerned with reports of Aadhaar data being leaked. The government has argued that linking tax returns to Aadhaar- a unique 12-digit ID assigned to every citizen and linked to iris scans and fingerprints- is essential to check tax evasion. "Our stand is vindicated," said Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi. Nearly 1.1 billion Indians have an Aadhaar ID. A law passed ea...

  • Partnership Is Best Way To Describe India, US Relationship: Navtej Sarna

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

    WASHINGTON:  Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US later this month, a top Indian diplomat here has said that "partnership" is the best way to describe India-US relationship. "I think ultimately perhaps in my mind, the best way to describe and qualify this relationship is partnership," Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna said at an event organised by the Meridian International Centre here. Other than partnership, Mr Sarna said, "it's very difficult to see, where does India fit ...

  • Local banks express concern over uncooperative clients

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Local banks have expressed concern over the consequences of the decision on calling the uncooperative clients controlled by the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) that contradicts the confidentiality code in dealing with bank information, reports Al-Rai daily. These banks sent a letter to the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), nting out the inaccuracy in collecting data as per the CRS agreement while there is no official instruction in this regard from the Ministry of Finance. They suggested postponing enforcement of the agreement ...

  • Kuwaitis second highest shoppers in Turkish cities after Saudis

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : When it comes to shopping in Turkish cities, Kuwaitis take the second highest position after the Saudis, reports Al-Qabas daily. Director of Global Blue Turkey Salim Sheikhoun revealed that Saudi nationals emerged as the top shoppers in Turkey during the first four months of 2017. “The amount spent by the Saudis for shopping during the first four months of this year has increased by 8 percent compared to the same period of 2016”, said Sheikhoun, whose company specializes in reinstatement of added value of foreig...

  • PAHW uses ‘explosives’ to flatten several areas in Mutla

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) used explosives to flatten several areas in Mutla area as a preliminary step for constructing the infrastructure of Mutla Residential City. This serves as a prelude to the launch of the project for establishment of the biggest city in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. According to an official source from PAHW, the contractor of the infrastructure project has started using explosives for flattening some sections of the land in Mutla area under the supervision of Ministry of Defense...

  • In Brief Meeting At Opera, PM Modi, Nawaz Sharif Stick to Small Talk

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017
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    ASTANA:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif met briefly and exchanged pleasantries at a cultural gala in Kazakhstan capital Astana on Thursday, amid frosty ties and a sharp escalation of hostilities along the border. The two met for the first time after PM Modi's surprise visit to Lahore on December 25, 2015. PM Modi and Mr Sharif are attending the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) where India and Pakistan will be inducted as full members of the bloc today. Official so...

  • MoD inspects military base on Boubyan Island

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah took pride in the mission of the personnel of Mubarak Al-Kabir infantry base on Boubyan Island. The personnel play an important and honorable role in preserving the security of the country under the leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah – the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jabe...

  • International Day of Yoga

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

    Embassy of India will be celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga (IDY-2017) at its premises in Diplomatic Enclave, Arabian Gulf Street, Daiyah Area, Safat 13015, on Saturday, 17 June 2017 from 0630 to 0830 hours.  Members of prominent yoga institutions in Kuwait, such as Art of Living, Heartfulness, Harmony House, Sevadarshan and Amma Kuwait will be participating in the event.  All yoga enthusiasts are cordially invited to attend the session. ...

  • Long-term Business Visas to India

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

    To further strengthen historical ties between India and Kuwait, Indian Embassy has been issuing long-term (upto 5 year) Business Visa to all businesspersons in Kuwait. All are invited to avail this long-term business visa facility of upto 5 years duration (fee KD 78) with multiple entries. Shorter duration business visa of 1 year duration (fee KD 38) with multiple entries is also available to businesspersons. Applicants, alongwith an introductory letter from their Company in Kuwait and the purpose of visit may please visit Passport and V...

  • Remittances by expats in last two weeks touches KD 50 mln - ‘400,000 transactions’

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : There has been a noticeable increase in the remittances of expatriates in the last two weeks, with the total remitted amount reaching KD 50 million. They revealed that the total number of transactions in this regard was about 400,000. The sources explained that there are four reasons behind the increase in the rate of money transfers. The first reason is the start of holiday season for most of the expatriates. They transfer the money they would require to spend in their home countries as well as the money they would inv...

  • Kuwait bans import of gold, rare metals from North Korea

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Commerce and Industry recently issued a circular to all of its sectors and affiliate authorities on prohibiting the import of gold, rare metals, titanium and vanadium crutches directly or indirectly – whether for persons, ships or aircraft hoisting the Kuwaiti Flag – from North Korea pursuant to Security Council decision number 2270/2016 which imposed sanctions on that country. The ministry has forbidden any Kuwaiti financial corporation or company or those operating in Kuwait from opening repres...

  • Rahul Gandhi tries to enter Madhya Pradesh, arrested by police

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017
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    Mandsaur: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was on Thursday arrested when he tried to defy ban orders enforced in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district where five protesting farmers were killed on Tuesday in police firing. Before his arrest, Gandhi charged the Narendra Modi government with writing off the loans of rich industrialists to the tune of Rs 1,50,000 crore but did not waive the loans of poor farmers. "He (Modi) can't waive farmers' loans, he can't give them rate. He can't give them bonus. He can'...

  • Team from IATA, US Aviation Safety Agency to visit Kuwait next month

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A delegation from International Air Travel Agency (IATA) and US Aviation Safety Agency will visit Kuwait in July for the final evaluation of Kuwait International Airport. The delegation is expected to review security procedures to determine the rate at which the airport complies with international safety and security conditions, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting a source said conditions were laid down to determine the restoration of direct flights from Kuwait to America and some European countries. He added the up...

  • PM Narendra Modi's Historic Israel Visit Starts July 4, Indian Jews Begin Preps

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017
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    JERUSALEM:  In a big fillip to an already robust bilateral relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to land in Israel on July 4 on a three-day visit, the first by an Indian prime minister to the Jewish state. Informed sources in Tel Aviv told news agency PTI that PM Modi would be arriving in Israel on July 4 and is likely to meet his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu the same day in the evening. PM Modi's visit is aimed at commemorating 25 years of establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. ...

  • ‘Vital to exert necessary efforts to solve tiff between Qatar, GCC states’

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Former member of the Supreme Petroleum Council Dr Emad Al-Etaiqi stressed the importance of exerting necessary efforts to solve the dispute between Qatar and a number of Gulf countries in order to avoid the political and economic implications of the decision to cut off ties with Qatar. He said the decision will not greatly affect the oil and gas prices, but the diplomatic decisions has started affecting the economy of Qatar, especially with the loss of millions of dollars so far. Al-Etaiqi highlighted the increase in the sh...

  • President Of India Election: Date To Be Announced This Evening

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI :The schedule for the election of the next President of India will be announced at 5 pm. President Pranab Mukherjee's term expires in July. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has been leading negotiations with other opposition parties to decide on a candidate they can all agree on. Several opposition leaders have backed the initiative and believe it will allow them to test how effectively they can work against the ruling BJP for the next general election in 2019. The BJP and its allies are positioned to win the election with r...

  • Before Woman's Gang-Rape In Gurgaon, Attackers Choked Her Crying Baby

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017

    GURGAON:  One of the three men who allegedly raped a young mother in an autorickshaw in Gurgaon after throwing her nine-month-old baby onto the road last week has been arrested after a massive hunt, the police said today. The man, identified as Yogender, has admitted to the crime, said Gurgaon police chief Sandeep Khirwar. His companions Jaykesh - the driver of the auto-rickshaw - and Amit, are still missing. A woman police officer has been suspended for not acting sooner on the woman's complaint. Last Monday, the 23-yea...

  • Scientist designs revolutionary bullet-proof jacket for armed forces, India will save Rs 20,000 crore every year

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    New Delhi: The empowered committee of the Ministry of Defence has given its go-ahead to the use of a bullet-proof jacket designed by Bengali scientist and professor Shantanu Bhowmick. The ultra lightweight, thermoplastic jacket can be manufactured completely through indigenous technology. Notably, this is the first time in 70 years that the Indian Army will have bullet-proof jacket manufactured completely in India. According to The Times of India, Bhowmick, the departmental head of aerospace engineering in Coimbatore's Amrita Uni...

  • 2017 Monsoon Rains At 98 Percent Of Long-Term Average: India Meteorological Department

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    India's crucial monsoon rains are expected to reach 98 percent of the long-term average this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday, 2 percentage points higher than its previous forecast, potentially boosting farm incomes and economic growth. The monsoon delivers about 70 percent of annual rainfall, critical for the farm sector that accounts for about 15 percent of the country's $2 trillion economy and employs more than half of the country's 1.3 billion people. Monthly rainfall across the country is l...

  • 7th Pay Commission: Latest Update On Allowances

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    The Empowered Committee of Secretaries has finalised 7th pay commission-related allowances (including HRA or house rent allowance) proposals for consideration of the Union Cabinet, a senior employee union leader told NDTV, citing sources. But it is not clear whether the Cabinet will decide on 7th pay commission allowances today, the union leader added. The Cabinet is not likely to take up 7th pay commission allowances in today's meeting but a decision is expected soon, sources told NDTV. The Empowered Committee of Secretaries met on June...

  • China-India Border Tension Remains Despite Growing Economic Ties: US

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The Pentagon has said that tension continues to exist along the disputed portions of Indo-China border even though the economic relationship between the two countries have increased in recent years. According to the Pentagon, China's use of force in territorial disputes has varied widely throughout its history. "Tensions persist along disputed portions of the Sino-Indian border, where both countries patrol with the armed forces," the Pentagon said in its annual report to the US Congress. In September 2...

  • Former ISRO Chief G Madhavan Nair Pitches For Manned Mission

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  With the successful launch of its heaviest rocket, the Indian Space Research Organisation now needs to focus on human space flight mission, further development of semi-cryogenic engine and recoverable and reusable launch system, the space agency's former chief G Madhavan Nair said. "Couple of launches of GSLV Mark III have to be done so that we prove our reliability, and simultaneously start the programme for our manned mission and then of course semi-cryogenic project," Mr Nair said. "If you want ...

  • Rationalization of Visa fee

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

    The Government of India has rationalized visa fee with effect from 1 April 2017 for various types of visas as described under. The visa fee for country specific has also undergone change and a complete list new visa fee structure is available in the Website of the Embassy and CKGS, Kuwait. Sl. No. Visa Fee in KD 1. Tourist Visa (T) Up to 1 year/Single or Multiple Up to 5 year/Multiple E...

  • 10 Feared Dead Due To Heat Wave In Uttar Pradesh

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  At least ten persons have reportedly died due to the heat wave in various parts of Uttar Pradesh in the last 24-hours, an official said on Tuesday. The number of patients with heat stroke conditions, diarrhoea, vomiting and high fever has increased in hospitals across the state. Bundelkhand is the worst hit with mercury logging an average of 47 degrees Celsius in most districts. Banda and Mahoba continue to simmer under an unprecedented heat wave. Officials say four persons died in the Bundelkhand region while six ...

  • Rocket Lands In Indian Envoy's Residential Compound In Kabul, No Injuries Reported: Sources

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

    NEW DELHI:  A rocket propelled grenade exploded inside India House, Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra's residential compound in Kabul this afternoon. Top sources confirmed there were no injuries after it exploded on the tennis court of the residential compound. India House is a highly guarded and fortified compound and is close to several embassies and NATO's 'Resolute Support' Headquarters. The incident took place as Kabul is under a security blanket for The Kabul Process Peace and Security Conference, which is ...

  • No delay in implementing plan to merge MGRP, manpower authority

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh affirmed that there is no delay in implementing the plan to merge the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) and the Public Authority for Manpower into a single governmental agency, reports Aljarida daily. The minister said the Council of Ministers has been officially addressed to issue a decision for movement of affiliation. She revealed that necessary positions will be filled after the organizational structure is pr...

  • ‘Declare amount to customs’

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Consul General of the German Embassy in Kuwait Marisa Knollenberg has advised those who intend to travel to Germany from any country outside the European Union to abide by regulations on movement of funds by declaring to customs whenever they carry cash amounting to 10,000 Euros or more per person without waiting for instructions to do so, reports Al-Qabas daily. Knollenberg explained that declaring the amount to customs is mandatory to prevent entry of illegitimate money into European nations, money laundering, and funding...

  • Delhi Weather To Get Cooler Tomorrow, Rains To Return

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Delhi weather will continue to reel under intense heat wave conditions for another day, before getting respite in the form of thunderstorm and rain from the evening of June 6, informed the Indian Meteorological Department or IMD. The regional weather department sent SMSs saying, "Two or three spells of rain/ thunderstorm accompanied with squally winds exceeding 55 kmph would occur over Delhi/ NCR region from evening of 6th June to 8th June. Peak rain/ thunderstorm activity is likely to occur on 7th June." Yesterd...

  • Rethink on family visas – Decision expected to freeze

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Interior is expected to freeze its earlier decision which placed a ban on renewal of family visas for parents, siblings and other relatives except for some limited cases. The decision, according to the concerned authority, was taken to reduce pressure on public services in general and healthcare in particular. According to the reliable sources, the decision was criticized by the authorities at the highest level. The authorities reportedly said such decision should have not been taken by a security lea...

  • Panel probes violations in MoH, requests answers from Al-Harbi – State to cover KAC losses

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The parliamentary committee tasked to investigate violations in the Health Ministry met Sunday, during which it requested answers from Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi to the comments of the State Audit Bureau on the irregularities in the heath offices in America, France, Britain, Germany and Czech Republic. Speaking to the press after the meeting, Committee Rapporteur MP Sadoun Hammad Al-Otaibi, said they asked the minister to submit comprehensive data on all health, pharmaceutical and treatment companies and brokers deal...

  • 390 MoCI inspectors work around the clock – 1,389 citations issued

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Control in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Eid Rashidi disclosed that 390 inspectors from control sector are working around the clock to protect the rights of citizens and expatriates while dealing with illegal activities in the local market, reports Al-Rai daily. He added 120 inspectors divided in three shifts are dedicated to enforce commercial regulations through field tour of the markets. He noted inspectors began a tour of confectioneries and clothing shops since March 15&m...

  • 60 pc of Kuwaiti employees are women

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Despite the absence of women in top positions of most sectors, there are many female employees in the governmental institutions. This is what the capsized hierarchy reveals about the struggles faced by the Kuwaiti women. According to statistics issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the number of Kuwaiti employees in the public sector as of April 1 reached 252,580. They constitute 74.52 percent of the total number of employees. Among them, male Kuwaiti employees constitute 29.93 percent and female employees 44.59...

  • News about amnesty false: Indian Embassy

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Indian Embassy has recently noticed that misleading news about granting of amnesty to residence/visa violators in Kuwait by Ministry of Interior during the Holy month of Ramadan. As per information available, no such amnesty has been announced by the Kuwaiti authorities to visa/residency violators and news being circulated in the social media is fake. Indian community is advised not to fall prey to such misleading information. As per our information, there are about 29,000 Indian nationals staying in Kuwait due to v...

  • Senkumar ousts Thachankari, Sandhya to head Police Welfare Society

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017

    Thiruvanathapuram: Kerala police chief T.P. Senkumar has removed police headquarters (PHQ) Additional director general (ADGP) Tomin Thachankari from the post of Police Welfare Society chief. ADGP B. Sandhya has been appointed in his place. Normally it is the PHQ ADGP who is appointed in the post. The post was earlier held by Anil Kant who was PHQ ADGP. The government nominated Thachankari as PHQ ADGP, but Senkumar did not consider him for the society chief's position and instead named Sandhya, his junior. At the same time, th...

  • CBSE 10th Result 2017 declared: Overall pass percentage 90.95%

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017
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    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday announced the CBSE 10th Result 2017. The Overall pass percentage is 90.95 percent. In 2016 it was 96.21 percent. Trivandrum region has highest pass percentage at 99.85, followed by Madras at 99.62 and Allahabad at 98.23 percent. Delhi's pass percentage falls by over 13 percent, 78.09 as against last year's 91.06 percent. Chennai - 99.62%, Bhubaneswar - 92.15%, Chandigarh - 94.34%, Guwahati - 65.53%, Patna - 95.50%, Allahabad - 98.23%, Dehradun - 97...

  • Union Minister Maneka Gandhi To Be Operated For Gallstones In AIIMS

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Union minister Maneka Gandhi, who has been diagnosed with gallstones, will undergo surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the next few days, her son and BJP MP Varun Gandhi said today. "My mother was admitted to AIIMS last night, where she will undergo surgery in the next few days. I thank everyone for their blessings and prayers," Varun Gandhi said in a tweet from his official handle. The women and child development (WCD) minister yesterday complained of stomach pain while she wa...

  • CBSE 10th Results 2017 @cbseresults.nic.in, @cbse.nic.in: Moment before results, websites crash

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017

    NEW DELHI:  Moments before Class 10 CBSE results 2017 are to be declared, cbse.nic.in has crashed, leaving lakhs of students and parents perplexed. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to release the Class X results 2017 anytime now. The results will also be released at Microsoft's bing.com and cbseresults.nic.in. According to reports, the results are expected to be declared at 12 pm. The Board had earlier announced that the results will be declared around 'forenoon'. More than 16 lakh students appeared fo...

  • PM Modi To Meet Emmanuel Macron, Calls France Most Important Strategic Partner

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017
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    PARIS:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Paris earlier today where he will hold bilateral talks with the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron. France is the final stop for PM Modi's four nation six-day European tour. Terming France as India's important strategic partner, PM Modi had earlier said, "I look forward to meeting President Macron and have discussions on issues of mutual interest." The two leaders are expected to hold talks on wide range of issues including how to counter terrorism, India'...

  • Russia readying to supply 'game-changer' S-400 Triumf missile defence systems to India

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017
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    New Delhi: Russia is preparing to supply cutting-edge S-400 'Triumf' long-range air defence missile systems to India. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said pre-contract preparations are underway on the supplies of S-400 anti-aircraft missile complexes to India. Russia last year signed big-ticket defence deals worth nearly USD 10 bn (around Rs 60,000 crore), including an agreement for the game-changer S-400 Air Defence System, for replace its aging helicopter fleet with Kamov choppers and building new advanced frig...

  • Prithvi-II ballistic missile successfully test-fired from Odisha's Chandipur

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017
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    Balasore: India on Friday successfully test-fired Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the launch pad No.3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha's Balasore. The missile was launched at 10.56 am, according to ANI. The surface-to-surface medium range ballistic missile is a joint initiative of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). The first test-fire of the missile had been held in Chandipur on January 27, 1996. The single-stage liquid-fuelled Prithvi-II stan...

  • First Deluxe Train Deccan Queen Marks 87th Birthday

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017
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    The introduction of 'Deccan Queen' between the two premier cities of Maharashtra on June 1, 1930 was a major landmark in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway. This was the first deluxe train introduced on the railway to serve 2 important cities of the region and was aptly named after Pune, which is also known as 'Queen of Deccan' ('Dakkhan ki Rani'). Initially, the train was introduced with 2 rakes of 7 coaches each one of which was painted in silver with scarlet mouldings and the other with royal...

  • Earthquake: Magnitude 5.0 Quake Strikes Haryana's Rohtak, Tremors Felt In Delhi

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude struck Delhi and adjoining areas of National Capital Region (NCR) early morning today, the India Meteorological Department said. The earthquake tremors were felt across Delhi NCR and parts of north India, after two medium intensity quakes hit Haryana. The first earthquake struck at 4:25 am and had its epicenter near Rohtak in Haryana. The tremors lasted for nearly one minute. The epicenter of the first quake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale, was Rohtak district in Haryana, said t...

  • ‘Interior’s decision to limit family visas taken after conducting many studies’

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry’s decision to limit family visas to the wife and children of expatriates residing in the country resulting in nonrenewal of visas issued to their fathers, mothers and siblings were taken only after conducting many studies. Sources affirmed the ministry discussed these measures with different official bodies before finalizing its decision. Sources denied allegations that the decision is inhumane, asserting the aim is organizational in nature. Sources pointed out the ministry will scrutinize ea...

  • No working outdoors from 11 am to 4 pm – Inspection teams to issue first warning if violation uncovered

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Abdullah Al-Mutawtah said Law Number 6/2010 stipulates penalties concerning work in the private sector, such as those who violate the directive prohibiting laborers from working outdoors from 11:00 am to 4.00 pm during summer — particularly from June 1 to Aug 31. Al-Mutawtah disclosed the inspection teams will first issue a warning in case a violation is uncovered, including instruction to rectify the violation and the grace period for doing so. Once the grace...

  • Kuwait ‘high’ in rating on peace

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait is one of the countries with high state of peace, ranking 58th out of 163 independent States and territories in the 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI) released Thursday by the Institute for Economics and Peace (EIP). EIP is an autonomous institution based in Sydney, Australia. The institute aims to shift the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress. With an overall score of 1.909, Kuwait ranked second among countries in the Middle East and North Africa (ME...

  • 'Nationality of 50 persons to be reinstated by month end'

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A committee which was formed to look into the issue of citizenships which were withdrawn revealed the nationality of 50 people will be reinstated before the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, reports Al- Anba daily quoting reliable source from the committee. The source the report is seen just as ‘consultation’ and is expected to be submitted to higher authorities for review and action. However, the source claiming anonymity said the higher authorities are expected to reinstate the nationalities of these 50...

  • PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute To World War II Victims In St Petersburg

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017
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    ST PETERSBURG:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid floral tributes to the victims of the World War II at the historic Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetery in St Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia. Ahead of summit level talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, Prime Minister Modi drove to the monument on the north-eastern outskirts of the city that holds the graves of around five lakh who died during the Siege of Leningrad. At the cemetery, PM Modi placed flowers and then stood in silence for a few minutes. T...

  • To Protect IT Jobs, Bosses Should Take Pay Cuts, Says Narayana Murthy

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017
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    As layoffs in the IT sector make international headlines, tech titan NR Narayana Murthy said that jobs of junior executives can be protected if bosses take pay cuts. "I have a feeling that it is possible for us to protect the jobs of youngsters if the senior management people were to make some minor adjustments - adjustment of taking salary cuts," the co-founder of Infosys said to news channel ET Now. "Let me give you example of Infosys itself. When the market became very tough and it shrank actually in 2001, we all sa...

  • New visa ban puts families in serious crisis

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The recent decision announced by the Ministry of Interior banning the renewal of family visa for parents, siblings and other relatives of expatriate workers, except children and spouses, has caused serious crisis among expatriate families. The problem is more overwhelming on some expatriates who served Kuwait diligently for several decades before retirement, and later transferred their residence on children who were born and bred in the country. He said the decision, which was issued last Thursday and became effective the f...

  • GMRP cuts cash for 1,652 Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Government Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) has stopped the disbursement of labor support for 1,652 Kuwaiti male and female employees in May out of the 57,633 after ending their work permits in the private sector, who were paid KD 38.522 million, reports Al-Rai daily. The Secretary-General of the program Fawzi Al-Majdali told the daily the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 613 of 2015 obliged all national manpower to register with the General Authority for Manpower and get a valid work permit to benefit from...

  • Local banks are safe from any form of hacking, assures CBK

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : As the spate of global hacking continues unabated at government websites, hospitals and big companies — with the most recent of such deadly viruses being Ransomeware, the Central Bank of Kuwait has allayed fears of the general public saying information systems of the local banks are safe from any form of hacking, reports Al-Nahar daily. According to the Central Bank of Kuwait, only one local bank experienced a minor anonymous attempt of illegitimate access, but it was not considered to be hacking of automation system ...

  • Large portion goes in paying public employees’ salaries

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : According to a statistic prepared by the Central Bank of Kuwait, the country’s public spending is the highest in the Gulf region based on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), reports Al-Qabas daily. The statistic was prepared in the form of a graph which was presented along with the government’s work agenda and then referred to the parliament. As per the statistic, “Kuwait’s spending rate is 56.4 percent of the GDP, which is very high compared to that of Oman (51.5 percent), Qatar (42.7 percent), Saudi Arab...

  • Ministry panel to probe alleged question leakage, exam results

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : After announcing results of the secondary school final examinations in arts, the sciences and religious sections, Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Abdul-Latef Al-Fares has set up a committee to investigate suspicious question leakage, examination results, and list of names submitted for retirement in July. In a related development, education sector has been expecting the “reform revolution” promised by Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares upon assuming office. ...

  • Eating healthy food, jogging after breaking the fast ideal in Ramadan

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): People tend, during the holy month of Ramadan, to spend hefty amounts of money to purchase all kinds of food, paving way for consumption all the way to ‘Sohoor’ (pre-dawn meal prior to fasting). This would cause weight increase due to eating unhealthy food during such holy occasion, like food heavily cooked with oil, artificial juices that contain artificial sugar. KUNA magazine “Al-Derisha” (Kuwaiti dialect for window) interviewed Family Doctor Jaber Bu- Hamad to discuss the issue, and the mai...

  • Orlando International Airport terminal shut down as armed suspect with fake gun held, in custody

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017

    A terrifying situation was created at Orlando International Airport Wednesday when an armed suspect, identified as Micheal Wayne Pettigrew was held speaking with a crisis negotiator. The man was taken into custody nearly after three-hours standoff with the police,said authorities, news agency AP reported. Later it came know that he pointed a fake gun at officers and himself as he was in “mental distress” when police surrounded him at the rental car area of the airport, authorities said. He was seen screaming on the floor near...

  • Ban on sale for slaughter at animal markets: Madras High Court stays Centre’s cattle order

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017
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    The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday granted a four-week stay on the Centre’s notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. A division bench comprising Justices M V Muralidharan and C V Karthikeyan issued the interim order on separate petitions filed by S Selvagomathi, a resident of Madurai, and Asik Elahi Baba, who hails from Kalimangalam near Madurai. The judges said a delegated power to legislate by making rules, for carrying out the purposes of the Act, was general in nature, wit...

  • Citizens, expats ‘complain’ about MoC’s bad services - Ministry no longer vibrant

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Some Kuwaiti and expatriate customers of the Ministry Communications have expressed grievance over what they called “bad services” rendered below appreciable level, and urged the ministry to improve on its services. The customers observed that nearly all the prefabricated rooms “old chinko” are rusty and the wooden ones among them are filled with garbage and remnants of construction to the extent that one could mistake it for a dumping site. They said the ministry is no longer vibrant in offering...

  • MoH bans its doctors working in private hospitals – Doctors not allowed to advertise his/her services

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health has barred doctors working in the health centers and hospitals of the private sector from “advertising” their services. The ministry, through its Department of Medical Licensing, sent a letter to the managers of all health centers, clinics and hospitals of the private sector as well as to owners of private clinics, stating that, “It is not allowed for a doctor to advertise his/her services in any way”. The letter was based on Decision No. 6/2017 which was issued during the medi...

  • Your Right At Work, A migrant workers guideline launched !

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of May 2017
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    The booklet which is a migrant workers guide titled "Your rights at work" recently launched by Kuwait Trade Union Federation President (KTUF) Mr. Salem Al – Ajmi at its head office in Salmiya (Hawally square) along with Solidarity Center Program officer Mr.Abdulrahman Al-Turki. This migrant workers guide/booklet  towards understanding their rights in Kuwait is available in four languages such as English, Arabic, Hindi and Nepali.  Kuwait Trade Union Federation and solidarity center are keen in delive...

  • Residents in Kuwait spent KD 450 mln in last five days

    Posted on : Monday 29th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Citizens and residents of Kuwait spent about KD 450 million for shopping in the last five days, reports Al-Anba daily. The decision for early payment of the salaries of public employees could be the reason behind this increased rate of spending among both Kuwaitis and residents for buying the commodities and foodstuffs required during the month of Ramadan. Costs Ministry of Commerce and Industry rejected several requests presented by some food-related companies to increase the costs of their commodities before the start o...

  • Cyclone Mora to intensify in next 24 hours, heavy rains expected in Odisha, northeast

    Posted on : Monday 29th of May 2017
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    The cyclonic storm 'MORA' is very likely to move north- north eastwards and cross Bangladesh coast near Chittagong around May 30. The cyclonic storm Mora moved north-north eastward in the past six hours with a speed of 12 kmph and lay centred at 0230 hrs ST of today, over east central Bay of Bengal near Latitude 16.6 degree N and Longitude 91.3 degree E, about 720 km nearly south- southeast of Kolkata and 630 km south-southwest of Chittagong. The system is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the ne...

  • High alert in Pathankot after suspicious bag found

    Posted on : Monday 29th of May 2017
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    Punjab :  Army, SWAT commandoes have launch search operation after the bag was found hidden and stuffed in a gunny sack. A high alert has been sounded in Punjab's Pathankot district after a suspicious bag was spotted near Mamoon military station last night. A local resident informed the police about the bag on Sunday. Five shirts and two trousers were found in a wheat flour bag, with 'Jammu' on written on it, at a secluded place near the Defence Road.    ...

  • Amir congratulates citizens, expats on Ramadan

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated the Kuwaiti public and expatriates on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. An Amiri Diwan statement said Thursday that His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Al-Sabah family apologize for not receiving well-wishers this year. Only senior statesmen, brass and diplomats will be received. It also expressed best wishes of more prosperity, safety and development for Arab and Muslim worlds....

  • Ban on renewal of family visas for parents, siblings

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Interior has placed a ban on renewal of family visas for parents, siblings and other relatives. Issuance of visit visas has been suspended except for some limited cases. Such a decision was taken to reduce pressure on public services in general particularly healthcare services. Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a circular in this regard to all directors of Residency Affairs departments. In the circular, he explained that visas ...

  • Sushma thanks Pakistan for Uzma’s return

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    ndian national Uzma Ahmed, who had claimed she was forced to marry a Pakistani man and was later allowed to return to India, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for their help as she recounted her ordeal at a press conference in New Delhi today. "Pakistan is like a well of death. I am an orphan. I am an adopted child and have nobody," Uzma said as she broke down several times at the press conference. "It is easy to go (to Pakistan) but tough to return," she said. ...

  • Ambitious sweep of new laws reveals govt's priorities

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI: In its three years in office, the Modi government has scrapped more than a thousand laws, some dating to the Raj that detailed rules for killing elephants and how to deal with spy pigeons. But the several laws that have been amended and the fresh ones that have been passed reflect the government's intent to quicken the pace of economic change and extend its political constituency to the underprivileged apart from the country's middle classes. The list is formidable: from GST and the Real Estate Regulation Act, to Bena...

  • Some will work from 9:30 am to 2 pm, others from 10 am to 2:30 pm during Ramadan

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of May 2017

    CSC fixes two different Ramadan timings for ministries, other depts KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Ahmad Al-Jassar has fixed two different Ramadan timings for the ministries and other government departments. Some of them will start at 9:30 am and close at 2:00 pm, and others will start at 10 am and close at 2:30 pm. In a decision, Al-Jassar urged the departments whose nature of jobs requires change in the timing to contact CSC for appropriate schedule. He cited the ministries and agencies that will be st...

  • Thousands bid tearful adieu to ‘Sunnychayan’

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT: Thousands of people flocked to the National Evangelical Church of Kuwait (NECK) in Kuwait City yesterday to bid a tearful adieu to M Mathews, a well-regarded social leader and Indian industrialist, whose mortal remains were kept in the church hall for people to pay their last respects. Mathews, popularly known as Sunnychayan, passed away in Kuwait on May 20, 2017 following a long illness. Church volunteers and relatives struggled to control the mourners from all walks of life as they poured into the church to have a last glimpse ...

  • Adani May Exit $16.5 Billion Mine in Australia Without Tax Deal, Says Minister

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of May 2017
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    Carmichael coal project, Australia's largest coal project has been delayed several times since first being proposed in 2010 due to protests and court claims from green groups concerned about its environmental impact. India's Adani Group could walk away from its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal project in Australia unless a royalties deal can be reached with the state government, according to federal Resources Minister Matthew Canavan. The Queensland government's failure to agree the terms of the royalty regime for the mine ...

  • Outdoor work ban starts June 1

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Manpower authority issued its annual decision banning laborers from working in the open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm, effective from the beginning of June till the end of August. Acting director Abdullah Al-Motoutah urged employers to observe these timings and conditions in order to avoid legal accountability. Municipality’s budget Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said that the parliamentary budgets committee had officially approved the municipality’s budget in full and attribute...

  • India must become an engine of growth, says PM Narendra Modi at AFDB meet

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
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    Narendra Modi highlighted India's long time association with African nations and said India must be an engine of growth. "India must be an engine of growth and an example in climate friendly development," Prime Minister Modi said speaking at the meeting on the second day of his Gujarat visit. This is PM Modi's third tour of his home state where Assembly elections are due early next year.   HERE'S WHAT PM MODI SAID: By nex...

  • 38 Days To Go For GST, Small Businesses Will Have To Digitise Soon

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
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    ndia's biggest tax reform in history is also set to make its small-to-medium businesses more transparent. On July 1, as India rolls out its landmark national sales tax, businesses that make less than 100 million rupees -- which the government refers to as micro, small and medium enterprises -- will all have to digitize. The firms, often accused of conducting business mostly in cash and evading taxes by under-reporting income, will for the first time have to report every transaction, creating an online trail for the tax office. ...

  • SME owners to be fined for subleasing projects to expats

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

    KUWAIT: The government plans to issue a decision soon on expanding the scope of citizens who can benefit from the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development, said official sources. This step comes in view of the extremely limited demand for the fund’s services, as the total spending on entrepreneurial projects so far is only KD 6 million out of the fund’s KD 2 billion capital, they noted. The sources explained that the government is considering including retirees and providing them with capital needed to sta...

  • Sides sort hiring of domestics from India

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY: The return of Indian domestic workers to work in the country can be expected soon after all the impediments that had halted the incoming flow of these workers were ironed out. They revealed that several meetings were held between senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Domestic Labor Department under the directives of the Acting Director General of Department for Residency Affairs Major General Abdullah Al-Hajri. The sources explained that the refusal of Indian authorities to supply Kuwait with domestic lab...

  • Delhi beats the heat in style, gets its first ever air-conditioned bus stand

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    New Delhi: As Delhi is reeling under an intense heat wave with temperatures shooting up beyond 40 degrees mark, commuters can now heave a sigh of relief as a bus stand in south Delhi has been equipped with the air-conditioning facility. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus stand is located on the Ring Road at Lajpat Nagar. The AC has been installed by a Japanese multinational air conditioner manufacturing company. A government official said that the company has installed the AC in cooperation with a private agency which has ...

  • IT Companies Didn't Lose Jobs, But Added 1.7 Lakh, Says Industry Body

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India's IT companies added 1.7 lakh jobs in the last one year alone, 50,000 of them in Q4, or the first three months of 2017, industry body Nasscom announced on Thursday, suggesting reports of mass layoffs in the sector are over-hyped. Rather, it said, the sector would continue to create about 20-25 lakh jobs within the next decade. India's biggest IT companies have been in the headlines for weeks for handing pink slips to hundreds of employees, news that comes against the backdrop of increased automation and pro...

  • India, Singapore Navies Begin Mega Exercise In South China Sea

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Navies of India and Singapore today began a seven-day-long mega maritime exercise in the South China Sea which has been witnessing a growing Chinese assertiveness.   Four warships of the Indian Navy and long range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8l are participating in the SIMBEX (Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise), which is aimed at increasing interoperability between the two navies. A diverse range of operational activities at sea have been planned during the course of the exercise. "T...

  • Municipality orders probe into financial irregularities

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Director-General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has ordered an investigation into financial irregularities in the contract of the establishment and maintenance of a central lab affiliated to the Department of Imported Food Section in Shuwaikh to test the foodstuffs imported into the country. Al-Manfouhi has referred the issue to the legal department and asked for a full report and its referral to the Audit Bureau. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

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