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    ‘60 cases of sexual assault on children recorded in 2017’

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Child Protection Office affiliated to the Ministry of Health last year has recorded 60 cases of ‘sexual assault’ on children in Kuwait, out of a total of 616 cases, most of which occurred within the family, reports Al-Rai daily. Dr Mona Al-Khawari revealed many cases of child abuse were recorded in 2017, including 232 cases of physical assault, 182 negligence, 60 sexual assault, 79 what she called ‘emotional assault’ and 3 cases of MBP (a form of child abuse). “There is a marked increase in...

  • 13 Children Dead In UP Bus Accident; Driver's Fault, Says Yogi Adityanath

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of April 2018
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    GORAKHPUR: At least 13 children have been killed and eight more injured after a speeding train crashed into a school van this morning at an unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, around 50 km from Gorakhpur. Around 7 am, the van of Divine Public School, carrying nearly 25 students, passed through the crossing and reportedly stalled on the tracks when it was hit by the train. An official said 13 children were killed on the spot and seven are critically injured. The wounded children and staff were taken to a hospital around 3...

  • Expat remittances globally hit $466b

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : According to a recent report issued by World Bank, the remittances of expatriates around the world increased in 2017 reaching $466 billion with the expectation of reaching $485 billion in 2018, reports Al-Rai daily. The report showed that India topped in this regard in 2017 with remittances worth $69 billion, followed by China with $64 billion and the Philippines with $33 billion. Egypt occupied the seventh place with remittances worth $20 billion. The report stated that Kuwait is the second highest destination for expa...

  • EPA ‘certificate’ eyed for renewal of road-worthy license for vehicles

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad revealed about a new condition for issuance of road license for vehicles which will be introduced in the beginning of 2019. In a TV interview, he affirmed that a certificate from the authority should be presented to prove the emissions from the vehicle are not harmful to the environment. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad said, “A mechanism will be set in place to organize the process through which the authority will issue certificate to car owners,...

  • Indian Embassy denies it formed intervention force to rescue distressed workers

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : When a report appeared in a local daily that the Indian Embassy in Kuwait has formed an ‘intervention force’ to rescue distressed workers from the homes of their sponsors, a senior Indian Embassy officially vehemently denied the existence of such a force. A senior official at the embassy said, “There is no intervention force and we don’t need to have one.” The official stressed the Indians respect the laws of the land and the embassy works in cooperation with Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign ...

  • States like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan keeping India backward: NITI Aayog CEO

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said that the reason why India is backward is because of the states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. "Eastern part of India particularly states like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP and Rajasthan is keeping India backward especially on social indicators," he told ANI. Kant's statement comes at the first Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Memorial Lecture at Jamia Millia Islamia University. The Niti Aayog CEO further said that the country has shown impr...

  • 'Terrorism An Enemy Of Basic Human Rights': Sushma Swaraj In China

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018
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    BEIJING:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify States that encourage, support and finance the menace and provide sanctuary to terror groups. Ms Swaraj, during her address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers in Beijing, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism. "There are a number of challenges that are being faced by the world today, foremost being the threat ...

  • Co-op investors given three months to ‘renew’ licenses

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY: The cooperative sector in Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor gave investors in the cooperative societies a grace period of three months for renewing their expired licenses at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, prior to registering violations on the files of investors not under the name of the cooperative society, reports Al-Rai daily. The move was based on a request presented to the ministry by Public Authority for Manpower to study and register the employments in the invested shops under the license issued by Ministry of ...

  • Two Soldiers Dead, 4 Injured After Their Vehicle Falls Into River In Arunachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018
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    GUWAHATI, ASSAM:  Two army personnel were killed and four others injured after a vehicle they were travelling in fell into a river during a routine movement in Arunachal Pradesh's Lower Dibang Valley on Sunday. One soldier is believed to be missing. The vehicle carrying 18 personnel from Madras Regiment Territorial Army based at Chapakhowa, Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district was on counter-insurgency operations. The mishap occurred after their vehicle skidded and fell into Kundil river between Iduli and Kabang villages ...

  • Rahul Gandhi To Launch Year-Long 'Save The Constitution' Campaign, Reach Out To Dalits Today

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Congress president Rahul Gandhi will launch his party's nationwide 'Save the Constitution' campaign today, aiming to highlight the alleged attacks on the Constitution and Dalits in recent times. Seen as the Congress party's effort to reach out to the Dalit community ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the campaign launch is expected to be attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh, party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, its senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Sushil Kumar Shinde among others. ...

  • Holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY: The holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17, coinciding with a Thursday, said Kuwaiti astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun said Sunday. He noted that the crescent might not be visible in Kuwait and could only be seen through telescope, while the inhabitants of the Arab Maghreb (western Arab world) will be able to see the crescent clearly. Muslims observe fasting in Ramadan from dawn to dusk, in line with the Islamic doctrine. Eating, drinking or smoking at public places is prohibited by law. Courtesy : Arab Times  ...

  • Yashwant Sinha ends all ties with BJP, says taking 'sanyas' from party-politics

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "Today I am taking 'sanyas' from any kind of party politics, today I am ending all ties with the BJP," the veteran leader said. He made the announcement at an event in Bihar's Patna. He was attending an event 'Rashtra Manch' which was venued at Patna's SKM Hall. "I am announcing here from this stage to end my long time relation with the Bharatiya Janata Party," he said while addressing the first...

  • Death For Rape Of Children Below 12, Says Government, Clears Executive Order

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The centre today signed off on an ordinance, or emergency executive order, to introduce capital punishment for child rapists, a move that is seen as an effort to signal the government's commitment to fight sexual crimes against young girls. The change was cleared at a meeting of the Union Cabinet convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi within hours of his return from a five-day foreign tour. The Cabinet also cleared a second ordinance that will let the government confiscate property of economic offenders who flee th...

  • IMF chief calls Kathua rape-murder revolting, says PM Modi needs to pay more attention to women

    Posted on : Friday 20th of April 2018
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    International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday called on India`s leader to focus more on women in the wake of the "revolting" rape and murder of two young girls. While she praised the nation`s economic performance, "what has happened is just revolting," Lagarde said when asked about the incidents in the past week involving a seven- and an eight-year-old girl. "I would hope that the Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, pay more attention, because it is needed...

  • Prime Minister welcomes launching of joint projects with Boeing

    Posted on : Friday 20th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah met on Thursday at Seif Palace president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Bernie Dunn and his accompanying delegation. His Highness the Prime Minister expressed Kuwait’s welcome of launching joint projects with Boeing to benefit the national economy and support the transfer of modern technology as well as provide training opportunities and building local capabilities. His Highness the Premier said that the State of Kuwait pr...

  • Bengaluru Most Preferred In Asia Pacific For Office Space

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018
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    BENGALURU:  Bengaluru is the most preferred city for office expansion in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Shanghai and Singapore, a report by commercial real estate services firm CBRE said on Thursday. The CBRE Asia Pacific Occupier Survey 2018 said: "Although Shanghai has a large volume of new office supply, strong expansionary demand is expected to limit downward pressure on rents. "In contrast, large scale pre-commitments to space in new projects in core areas of Bengaluru is tightening space availability."...

  • Kuwaiti students attending public schools reach 33,000 – ‘42,000 teachers working’

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The total number of Kuwaiti students in public schools is 330,000, out of who 157,000 are male students and 172,000 are female students, as per the latest official statistics, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the educational report of 2016/2017 issued by the Central Statistical Bureau, the total number of public schools in all educational zones is 622. Among them, 306 schools are for boys and 316 schools for girls. The total number of classrooms is 14,000. The number of Kuwaiti teachers working in public schools is ...

  • Two additional oil refineries to be built in coming years

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Two 300,000-bpd refineries will be added in the coming years in order to meet the 2-million-bpd refining capacity target set for 2035, CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi said. The remarks were made during a meeting by the Oil and Gas Year (TOGY) Kuwait team this week with Al-Mutairi and Deputy Chief Executive Office for Projects of KNPC Abdullah Fahad Al-Ajmi. Clean Fuel Project was 94 percent complete in the country, Al-Mutairi said in a press release issued by TOGY. TOGY team a...

  • Limit Flight Hours For Pilots, Delhi High Court Tells Aviation Regulator DGCA

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Flight hours for pilots should be limited, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). It also said that the civil aviation body is bound to comply with the provisions of the Aviation Act and Rules and must specify the maximum and minimum flying hours. It should also prescribe the flight and duty time limitation (FDTL), the court said. The court passed this direction while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) that pointed out possible fatigue caused to pilots and oth...

  • MoH to terminate services of 387 expatriate employees from July 1

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah has terminated the contracts of 253 expatriate employees effective July 1, 2018, a step that comes in line with Civil Service Commission (CSC) regulations to replace expatriates with Kuwaitis, reports Al-Shahed daily. Meanwhile, the Undersecretary of the ministry Dr Mustafa Redha has terminated the services of 134 expatriates, effective same date for the same reason. Meanwhile, Dr Basel Al-Sabah disclosed that the total cost incurred by Ministry of Health for purchasing medicines dur...

  • Shameful that cases like Kathua rape happen even 70 years after independence: President Ram Nath Kovind

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018
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    Condemning the Kathua rape and murder case, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that it is shameful that such incidents are taking place even 70 years after Independence. "After 70 years of independence, such an incident occurring in any part of the country is shameful. We have to think what kind of society are we developing. It is our responsibility to ensure such a thing does not happen to any girl or woman," President Kovind said on Wednesday. The remark comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that no c...

  • Kuwait ranks last in the Gulf & 10th globally on the most popular travel destinations for Muslim

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait ranks last in the Gulf and 10th globally on the most popular travel destinations for Muslim in 2018, according to Global Muslim Travel Index 2018 issued by Mastercard-Crescentrating company. Kuwait recorded 60.5 points in the index that covers a total of 130 countries, while the UAE topped the chart in the region, and Malaysia retained its first position globally with 80.6 points, followed by Indonesia. Turkey came third, followed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Morocco and Kuwait. Muslim travel market is ...

  • Gujarat Man Chopped Wife's Body Into 11 Parts, Caught Dumping Them: Cops

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018
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    SURAT:  A woman was murdered and her body chopped into pieces by her husband in Gujarat's Surat, the police said today. Shahnawaz Sheikh was caught dumping the severed parts by a police team and arrested. The police say he killed Zulekha, his second wife, after a huge fight. He then allegedly chopped her body into 11 pieces to dispose them of in different parts of the city, said Surat police officer BS Thakkar. Zulekha and Shahnawaz often fought over his first wife, who used to live with them, the officer said. "...

  • Probe panel clears RCC of lapses in Dr Mary Reji death

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The panel that probed the death of Dr Mary Reji while she was under treatment for cancer of the spleen at the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) has ruled out any lapses on the part of the hospital. In its report, the panel said that the patient was offered all possible treatment even at the advanced stage of her ailment and all official procedures have been followed. The doctors who had treated her asserted that the patient was in a very critical stage when she arrived for treatment and there was no lapse on their part...

  • ‘Shelter can take in mistreated workers’ – One of best in Mideast

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Shelter for Expatriate Workers can achieve the purpose of its establishment in the form of accommodating workers who are mistreated by their employers, says Deputy Director General for Manpower Protection Affairs at Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Abdullah Al-Mutawtah, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Mutawtah declared the purpose also includes mental and social rehabilitation of the workers, curing them of fiscal and mental damages, protecting them from forcible works and rehabilitating the victims of human trafficking....

  • Cash Crunch At Many ATMs Across India; Will Be Resolved, Says Government

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  ATMs are out of cash or not working, people have reported from several states, including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. People in Delhi have also been tweeting about not getting cash at ATMs, in a reminder of long queues and non-functioning machines after demonetization in November 2016. In Hyderabad, news agency ANI quoted people as saying they had been unable to withdraw cash since yesterday. There are similar reports from Varanasi. Reports suggest of...

  • Kuwait is not immune to quakes

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti Earthquake Expert Dr Firyal Bou Rabea affirmed that Kuwait is not immune to earthquakes, and that destructive earthquakes can happen any time in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. In an interview, she indicated that no part of the world is safe from earthquakes, ruling out that science and technology has reached a level of predicting earthquakes before they occur. Dr Bou Rabea said, “Since the establishment of Kuwait Seismic Network, almost 930 earthquakes have been recorded including 39 with intensity rangin...

  • Sushma Swaraj To Visit China On April 21 For Foreign Ministers' Meet

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit China on Saturday to participate in the Foreign Ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), scheduled for April 24. Ms Swaraj is expected to hold talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during her visit to the country, news agency PTI reported. Wang, who was elevated last month to be the State Councillor, is the top diplomat in the Chinese hierarchy. He will hold the dual posts of the State Councillor and Foreign Minister.   Ms Swara...

  • Kathua Accused Plead Not Guilty, Ask For Narco Test

    Posted on : Monday 16th of April 2018
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    KATHUA:  The eight men accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua today pleaded not guilty of the crime and asked the district and sessions judge for a narco test. Six of them, including a former revenue official, two police officers and a minor, are accused of keeping the little girl sedated and without food in a small temple for days, raping her over and over and finally killing her. The girl's body was found in the forests on January 17, a week after she went missing from a spot where her horses were g...

  • Economists say early retirement bill will have negative consequences

    Posted on : Monday 16th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of economists revealed their objection to the implementation of the early retirement bill in terms of its high cost and negative consequences, reports Aljarida daily. Executive Chairman of National Bank of Kuwait Essam Saqr highlighted the dangerous consequences of the early retirement bill including loss of an important part of productive and experienced manpower. He said the bill will allow the termination of services of capable and experienced employees while they are in their best phase of service, and their re...

  • Freeze looms on 3,108 expat contracts

    Posted on : Monday 16th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) plans to freeze 3,108 contracts of expatriates by July 1 to make way for the Kuwaiti ministries and government institutions to recruit Kuwaitis, reports Al- Rai daily. The move is part of the government’s strategy to give Kuwaitis more employment opportunities. This comes on the heels of demands by several MPs who have been pushing the government to rely less on expatriate labor. In November, the CSC, which is responsible for all public sector employment, told all public departme...

  • India's First Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Terminal Will Have Dandi March Theme

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March will be the theme of Sabarmati Station in Ahmedabad which will be the terminating station of the proposed high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai-Ahmedabad, a senior official said yesterday. Passengers boarding the bullet train from Sabarmati Station will have to pay Rs. 3,000 to reach Mumbai, he told reporters. It would the first bullet train station whose design has been finalised by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. Achal Khare, the managing director of NHSRCL, said...

  • Maneka Gandhi to seek death penalty for raping minors

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI: As protests grow over the rape of the gangrape and murder of eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that her ministry would appeal for the death penalty for culprits under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act. Maneka said in a video message that she was "deeply, deeply" disturbed by the Kathua rape case adding that her ministry will move a cabinet note on Monday to amend POCSO, the Protection of Childr...

  • Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait’s national carrier halted flights to Beirut on Thursday citing security concerns, after an air safety watchdog warned of potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days. Kuwait Airways said that it took the decision “on the basis of credible security warnings received from the Cypriot authorities regarding the danger of flying over Lebanon’s airspace”. The changes would stand “until further notice”, the airline said on Twitter. The move came after the European Aviation S...

  • NCERT Publishes Child Helpline Information In Textbooks

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  NCERT has published information about helplines for children in all course books from Class 6-12, giving around 26 crore school children access to them, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry said. WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had suggested the idea to Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar last year during a telephone conversation. "The National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) has published the information regarding Childline (1098) 24x7 Helpline for children and ...

  • You Can Book Helicopter Tickets To Amarnath Online Starting April 27

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018
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    JAMMU:  Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for the Amarnath pilgrimage will commence on April 27, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said today. The 60-day long annual yatra to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 28, the shrine board said on Thursday, adding the yatra will be longer by 20 days this year. The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the online booking of helicopter tickets have been formulated within the parameters of Air Traffic Services Regulations, CEO SAS...

  • Cauvery row: IPL matches to be shifted out of Chennai

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of April 2018
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    Chennai: The Indian Premier League (IPL) matches scheduled to be held in Chennai are to be shifted to a new venue amid protests over the Cauvery row, according to sources. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has cited security issues for moving the games out of Chennai. The MA Chidambaram Stadium is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings. The match between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders was staged amid stiff opposition Tuesday night. Pro-Tamil groups like Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) and a newly launched forum of Tamil...

  • Rahul Gandhi Congratulates IAS Couple, Says 'Inspiration Amid Communal Hatred'

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a veiled dig at the Narendra Modi government while congratulating IAS officers Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi on their wedding. "Congratulations Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, IAS toppers, batch of 2015, on your wedding! May your love grow from strength to strength and may you be an inspiration to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred. God bless you," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet. He attached a news report with his tweet tha...

  • Defence Expo Begins; Major Military Firms Showcase Latest Weapon

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of April 2018
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    THIRUVIDANTHAI:  India's mega defence exhibition -- the DefExpo -- began here today with participation of major global and domestic military firms, which are eyeing billions of dollars of contract as part of the country's military modernisation programme. The NDA government is trying to project the 10th edition of the event as first serious attempt to transform India -- the largest importer of military platforms and weapons -- into a hub of military manufacturing. India is expected to spend close to USD 300 billion in th...

  • New luggage scanning machines installed

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Director General of Kuwait International Airport Affairs Eng Fahad Sulaiman Al- Waqyan says the project for installation of new smart machines for scanning luggage of arriving passengers is complete, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Waqyan explained that the project involves installation of three machines that are automatic and have the capacity to handle 1,000 luggage per hour each. Two of the machines will be put in operation early next week. The third one will serve as a reserve in case any of the two machines is faulty ...

  • April 15, Sunday holiday marking Israa and Meraj

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Next Sunday (April 15) is a public holiday marking Israa and Me’raj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement on Monday. The Cabinet took the decision to declare Sunday a public holiday during its weekly session, he said. ...

  • Law that prevents spreading clothes in balconies activated – Fines from KD 100 to KD 300.

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kuwait Municipality has activated the law No. 190/2008 which prevents spreading clothes to dry on balconies to protect urban landscape from being defaced, reports Al-Rai daily. The emergency team from the Capital Governorate organized an inspection campaign in Bneid Al-Gar recently and warned some tenants of the apartments overlooking the Istiqlal Street. The head of the emergency team Zeid Al-Enezi said members of the team have put stickers on the doors of apartments that have violated the ministerial decision. Vio...

  • IndiGo flight was full of mosquitoes, crew didn't listen to me, they misbehaved: Passenger

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018
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    IndiGo airline passenger, who was offloaded from an aircraft for alleged unruly behaviour with crew members, has denied any wrongdoing on his part, saying the airline is at fault. The passenger, Saurabh Rai, said that his repeated complaints about mosquitoes in the aircraft fell on deaf ears and instead, he was misbehaved with before he was offloaded from the aircraft. "The Indigo flight from Lucknow to Bengaluru was full of mosquitoes, when I raised objection, I was manhandled by the crew and offloaded from the aircraft, I was even...

  • Expats in senior positions in Kuwait get less pay than their GCC counterparts

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018
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    KUWAIT CITY : The salaries of expatriates working in senior positions in Kuwait are lesser than the salaries of their counterparts in rest of the GCC countries, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a recent survey conducted by Gulf Business, the average salary of expatriates in senior positions is $7,826. This is nine percent lesser than the average in Saudi Arabia. The average salary of senior expatriate employees in Oman is $7,846 and $7,867 in Bahrain. Some jobs in Kuwait have the highest salaries compared to other GCC countries. ...

  • WHO says Australia exported listeria-tainted melons to Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    GENEVA : Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia, where an outbreak has killed seven people and caused one miscarriage, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The rockmelons, or cantaloupes, were sent to Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and may also have gone to the Seychelles, a WHO statement said. Between Jan 17 and April 6, Australia reported 19 confirmed and one probable case of listeriosis,...

  • Selective tax preparation to be done within 1 month

    Posted on : Monday 9th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY:  Sources from Ministry of Finance said they are expecting the preparation of the selective tax to be completed within one month. They stressed that the approval of the law will be based on the coordination and results of meetings between the government and the parliament in this regard. A government/ Parliament atmosphere has been created to apply tax selectively, informed sources told the Al-Anba daily. The sources revealed the government will cancel the recent increase in cigarette prices when applying the selective t...

  • MoH to terminate services of 400 expats from nursing, pharmacy, X-ray and laboratories

    Posted on : Monday 9th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health will terminate the services of about 400 expatriates occupying technical posts — nursing, pharmacy, X-ray and laboratories. Sources explained the ministry took this decision because the above mentioned employees have exceeded the legal retirement age — 65 years old. In another development, sources said the expatriate accountants and legal experts are exempted from the replacement policy due to the lack of employees specialized in such fields. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • CSC increases number of expats to lose jobs 3,600

    Posted on : Monday 9th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : In line with the ‘Kuwaitization’ of government jobs, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has increased the number of expatriates whose services in the government sector will be terminated to 3,600. The commission will soon address several government bodies to prepare list of expatriates as a preliminary step to notify them on the decision to end their services by the beginning of November this year. Sources affirmed that the commission “continues to implement the ‘Kuwaitization’ policy which...

  • Cap For H-1B Visa Reached, Say US Immigration Services

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of April 2018

    WASHINGTON: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS, said it has reached the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019 and would conduct a lottery to decide successful applicants for the work visa popular among Indian IT professionals. The fiscal year begins October 1, 2018. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousan...

  • More than 6,000 illegal Filipinos in Kuwait have 6 days to register for amnesty

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of April 2018

    MANILA : The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait  reminded that more than 6,000 overstaying Filipinos in Kuwait have only six days left to register for the amnesty program extended by Kuwait. Speaking at the embassy on Thursday, Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa warned that those who fail to register for the amnesty face arrest, fine, and a “lifetime ban” in Kuwait. “Since the amnesty program started in January and was extended in February until April 22, about 4,100 Filipinos have already been repatriated,...

  • Kuttichal land deal: Divya S Iyer went by the book, says collector

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: Divya S Iyer has done nothing wrong in a land deal in Kuttichal panchayat, where she was accused of assigning government land to an individual in the village. District collector K Vasuki, in a report to the revenue department, said that the former Thiruvananthapuram sub-collector Divya S Iyer has followed the guidelines as per the rules and she hasn't transferred the land to the individual. Divya S Iyer has got the clean chit from the collector in the Kuttichal land deal even as she was transferred over allega...

  • Jail, no bail: Salman Khan's trouble mounts as court reserves order till Saturday

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018
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    Jodhpur: Salman Khan will have to spend all of Friday in jail as well after Jodhpur Session's Court reserved bail order till Saturday. The actor was pronounced guilty of shooting two blackbucks in a case dating back to 1998, and was sentenced to five years in prison. While Salman had to spend Thursday night in Jodhpur Central Jail, his legal team was hopeful of securing a bail on Friday. It was not meant to be though as the court reserved its order till Saturday. Defence lawyers said that arguments in the court have been completed an...

  • Most economic experts reject tax on remittances – Will lead to black market

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : When a number of economic experts were asked for their opinion about the remittance tax, most of them rejected the idea, stressing the need for enhancing the economic environment of the country and achieving the necessary reform before applying such a tax. Economic expert, former managing director of Environment Public Authority and former chairman of Board of Directors of Gulf Bank Ali Rasheed Al-Bader said he does not expect the enforcement of tax system in Kuwait to be a success. He explained that levying the remitta...

  • Son, husband kept woman's body in freezer for 3 years

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    Kolkata: The Kolkata police has recovered the body of an old woman from a freezer and well preserved for about three years using chemicals, suspectedly by her jobless son to cash in her pension by taking her thumb impression. The bizarre episode was discovered at a residence in the southern part of the city's Behala area. The body of Beena Majumdar was recovered from inside a freezer, meant to keep meat, a senior police officer said on Thursday. Her son Subhabrata Majumdar, in his early 50s, has been detained and the police was q...

  • Most Kuwaiti housewives prefer Asian maids – Ex-MP lauds cost differences in recruiting domestic workers

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Former MP Kamel Al-Awadhi has praised the decision taken by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan on the issue of recruitment of household workers in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, particularly its realistic views on the cost of recruitment, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Awadhi hopes the difference between real cost and profits made by the recruitment agencies whether, irrespective of the company either Al-Durra Company or the Household Employment Offices will shrink. He added the l...

  • At Least 30 Students Fall Ill Following Breakfast At School Canteen In Noida

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    NOIDA:  At least 30 students of a private school in Noida fell ill after consuming breakfast in the canteen on Thursday. The students complained of uneasiness, stomach ache and some of them threw up. A team of doctors was called to provide immediate help, the management of Step by Step School said. Some of the students were also taken to nearby hospitals in Noida and Delhi. All the students are said to be stable. The students aren't allowed to bring food from home as the school provides breakfast and lunch in its canteen. While ...

  • MoE dept refutes rumors about expat teachers

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Human Resources Department in the Ministry of Education Saoud Al-Jowaiser has refuted rumors that spread among expatriate teachers about bargaining with those whose services were terminated to allow them to transfer to another sponsor in lieu of their end-of-service benefits, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Jowaiser stressed that the rumor is baseless as the ministry does not mind if these teachers transfer to other sponsors upon the termination of their contracts. He went on to say that the ministry continues to appoi...

  • Cloudy weather, scattered rain expected

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait is currently affected by the seasonal Sudan depression, accompanied by relative humid air, which might lead to increasing clouds in the coming days and scattered rain, said Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center (KMC). During daytime Wednesday, the weather will be cloudy with light to moderate southeasterly wind at speed between 12-55 km/h, which might cause dust and scattered rain. The maximum temperature expected is between 29-31 degrees Celsius, and the sea state will be mod...

  • Nirmala Sitharaman Meets Chinese Defence Minister In Moscow

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday met her Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of an international security conference in Moscow. They are understood to have exchanged views on bilateral issues, particularly on the situation along the nearly 4,000 km-border between the two countries, official sources said. Both Nirmala Sitharaman and Wei are in Moscow to attend the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security. Nirmala Sitharaman herself tweeted a picture of her meeting with Wei. T...

  • Salman Khan Found Guilty, Other Actors Acquitted In Blackbuck Poaching Case

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018
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    JODHPUR:  Salman Khan, one of India's biggest stars, has been found guilty of the killing of two blackbuck near Jodhpur in Rajasthan nearly 20 years ago. The 52-year-old actor was found guilty of hunting blackbuck while working on the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. He was present in the Jodhpur court today along with his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. Salman Khan and the other actors were facing charges under the Wildlife (Protection) Act. Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, and Neelam wh...

  • Rs 1,000 can fast-track your tryst with god at Guruvayur

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018
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    Guruvayur: Devotees arriving at the famed Sri Krishna temple here can avoid standing in long queues to get a glimpse (darshanam) of the deity if they pay Rs 1,000 to offer 'neivilakku' (ghee lamp) at the 'sreelakam' (sanctum sanctorum). The temple administration has in-principle agreed to the proposal and an announcement would be made on Thursday. At present, for a Rs 4,500 'neivilakku' receipt, five people could enter the temple from near the flagpole without standing in queue. They also get a 'prasad'...

  • High level of fast food addiction in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY  : According to a recent academic study, 53.8 percent of university students eat fast food four times or more during the week, despite the availability of homemade food in their houses. The high level of fast food consumption in Kuwait is due to addiction to its taste and the encouraging environment in the country. The study was conducted on a sample of 297 female and 124 male university students of ages ranging between 18 and 30 years. About 56.5 percent of them are of average weights while 43.5 percent of them are ...

  • 3-Year-Old Boy Turned Blue Because Of A Rare Condition

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A team of doctors has successfully diagnosed and operated upon a three-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir who was suffering from a rare condition, the Fortis Hospital said on Tuesday. Mohd Aasim had a large hole in the heart. His aorta and pulmonary artery were coming out of the wrong chamber. To add on to his complications, one of the main blood vessels was blocked below the valve. As a result, the kid had turned blue with oxygen concentration of mere 52 per cent instead of 100 per cent, the hospital said in a stat...

  • CID develops new computer program to register complaints

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Criminal Investigations Department and its affiliates have developed a new program to register complaints in the computer network with complete data of the accused including the personal photograph, reports Al- Qabas daily. Security sources said this step is aimed at protecting the confidentiality and provide quick access and criminal records of the persons wanted by law in coordination with the Department of Information Technology and Public Administration of Information Systems. The sources added the government&rs...

  • CSC plans to offer employment to at least 5,500 registered Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) plans to offer employment to at least 5,500 citizens including 2,500 for educational positions, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They said the names of the 2,500 educational employees include highly qualified applicants who registered for educational jobs at the central recruitment system to work in Ministry of Education, indicating that their names will be revealed within a few days. The sources revealed that these names include those of a number of diplomas holders as ...

  • Monsoon Likely To Be Normal, South May See Less Rain: Weather Agency

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Monsoon rains this year are likely to be normal, private weather forecaster Skymet said today. "Good news for the country, expect normal monsoon this year," Skymet tweeted. It said monsoon is likely to remain normal at 100 per cent of the long-period average (LPA) of 887 millimetres for the four-month period from June to September. India defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of a 50-year average or LPA of 89 centimetres for the entire four-month season. The state-run I...

  • 134 vacancies created by 90 Kuwaiti retirees

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Rapporteur of Parliament’s committee for improving business environment MP Yousef Al-Fadhala affirmed that national labor subsidies will be paid to holders of in-house business licenses maximum by May 2018. In a press release, Al-Fadhala indicated about a request to be referred to the parliament soon for allocation of a committee to study the allotment of ten percent of the governmental contracts to small and medium enterprises. Meanwhile, the Parliament’s Budgets and Final Accounts Committee held a meeting in t...

  • Not against SC/ST Act, those agitating may not have read judgement: Supreme Court

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that prima facie it does not want to review the ruling on Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Responding to Attorney General of India KK Venugopal observations, the top court said, “Innocent should not be punished or thrown behind the bars without verification.' Those agitating on streets may not have even read our judgment, added the Supreme Court. Earlier on Tuesday, the Centre told the Supreme Court said that an emergency-like situation has unfurled in ...

  • Interior to cancel licenses of 112 out of 321 domestic labor offices

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry intends to cancel the licenses of 112 out of 321 domestic labor offices accredited by the Ministry of Commerce, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a knowledgeable source, this decision was taken after the discovery that these offices are fictitious and they have no actual activity. He affirmed the Interior Ministry took this step in coordination with its commerce counterpart. Asked about the deposit paid by these companies, the source explained the deposit will be kept for some time to make sure t...

  • ‘Kuwait to witness significant rise in temperature, relative humidity in Aug’

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Meteorologist Issa Ramadan said the country will witness a significant rise in temperature and relative humidity in the second half of August, reports Annahar daily. Ramadan told the daily there is no solution to dust except to work on soil cohesion and fight desertification which is caused by lack of rain. He stressed that the continuation of drought will lead to desertification and may lead to migration from some rural areas. He pointed out the disintegration of the soil will cause dust, especially with wind power wit...

  • No Re-Exam For CBSE Class 10 Maths Paper: Anil Swarup

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    NEW DELHI:  Anil Swarup, the Secretary for School Education, has tweeted that there would be no re-examination for class 10 Mathematics students. He clarified, that the re-examination will not be conducted even for students in Delhi NCR and Haryana as was proposed by CBSE earlier. The decision has received mixed response from students. Many students have cried foul over the decision stating that many students had received the question paper 12 hours prior to the examination. Anil Swarup tweeted, "Consequent to the preliminary e...

  • 41 Newly-Elected Rajya Sabha MPs Take Oath Today

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan were among the 41 newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs who took oath today. Of the 58 members elected from 15 states in elections last month, 41 took oath of affirmation. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was re-elected to the Upper House from Uttar Pradesh, as also members elected from Rajasthan, Telangana and Odisha did not take oath today. While almost all the members belonging to the ruling NDA took oath by swearing i...

  • Hyderabad woman journo writes 'brain is my enemy', jumps off building

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018
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    Hyderabad: A woman news anchor working with a Telugu news channel allegedly committed suicide on Sunday by jumping from the fifth floor of a residential apartment complex over a 'family dispute'. Radhika Reddy was under 'depression due to some family dispute', the police said. The married woman was now staying at her parents' house. "After her duty on Sunday, she came to the house and around 10.40 pm she went to the top floor of the building and jumped. She suffered multiple injuries and died on the spot,&quo...

  • Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan down 1st time in four months

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    TOKYO (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan fell 22.5 percent in February from a year earlier to 6.29 million barrels, or 225,000 barrels per day (bpd), for the first decline in four months, government data showed. However, Kuwait remained Japan's third-biggest oil provider, supplying 7.5 percent of the Asian nation's total crude imports, the Japanese Natural Resources and Energy Agency said in a preliminary report. Japan's overall imports of crude oil slid 15.4 percent year-on-year to 2.99 million bpd for the...

  • 1% on KD 99, 2% on KD 100-200 , 3% on KD 300-499 & 5 % on KD 500 and above – Remittance tax on Expats approved

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee has approved four bills on imposing tax on remittances of expatriates, taking into account those with low income. Committee Chairman MP Salah Khorshid said majority of the panel members approved the bills, indicating they have taken into consideration the possibility of imposing lower tax on those with limited income. He affirmed the opinions of the committee’s advisors, legal experts and constitutional expert Abdel Fattah Hassan were considered in approvi...

  • Solution to hiring domestics from abroad soon

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Residency Affairs General Department in the Interior Ministry Major General Talal Al-Marafe held a meeting with the chairperson of Kuwaiti Union of Domestic Labor Offices his deputy and members of the union’s board of directors, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Several officials from the Residency Affairs General Department attended the meeting, during which they discussed obstacles that the union’s board is facing. They also talked about the requirements which must be fulfilled in order to fac...

  • Kuwaitization policy hurts primary schools for boys

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Primary schools for boys suffer from lack of female science teachers following the implementation of Kuwaitization policy and ending the contracts of expatriate teachers, reports Aljarida daily quoting educational sources. They explained that Kuwaiti teachers refuse to move to schools where the services of expatriate teachers were terminated because they are schools for boys. The pressure on the Kuwaiti teachers working in those schools has increased after the services of their expatriate colleagues were terminated, whi...

  • 2018 Summer: 'Above Normal' Temperatures Between April-June

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The India Meteorological Department warned that the average temperatures in most parts of India are expected to be "above normal" between April and June, the period it considers the actual summer season. The IMD, however, said the temperatures in east, east-central and southern India, which include Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, are likely to be lower than the usual, indicating that the onset of monsoon will be on time. The "above normal" average temperatures prediction suggests tha...

  • Sheila Dixit To Attend 'Thank You India' Event Hosted By Tibetans In Delhi Today

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018
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    DHARAMSHALA:  Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit will preside over the opening ceremony of the Cultural Festival of Tibet event, a part of the year-long 'Thank You India' campaign organised by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in New Delhi on Monday, it was announced on Sunday. CTA President Lobsang Sangay will also attend the inaugural ceremony that will continue till April 4. Apart from the exhibitions, film screening and performances by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, the festival would also se...

  • 2 Ambedkar statues vandalised in UP in 24 hours, protests triggered

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018
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    LUCKNOW: In the latest incident of statue defacing, a sculptor of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was damaged in Siddharthnagar's Gohaniya of Uttar Pradesh. This is the second incident of vandalism within 24 hours. One of the hands of the statue was damaged by unidentified people. The incident took place on Friday night. Following the incident, locals staged a protest. Earlier today, another sculptor of Ambedkar was damaged in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad. The incident took place on Saturday in Jhunsi's Trivenipuram. The head of the...

  • About 689 ‘expat employees’ in two ministries receive termination letters

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : About 689 expatriate employees of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Thursday received letters of termination, as part of implementation of Kuwaitization policy based on decision No. 11/2017 of Civil Service Commission (CSC) regarding reduction of expatriates working in the government sector. In this regard, Minister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah ended the services of 253 non-Kuwaiti employees working in the designations that were earmarked by CSC for implementation of Kuwaitization. According to th...

  • Kuwait cannot impose remittance tax on expats – Ownership rights better than taxation

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait cannot impose tax on the remittances of expatriates because it is a member of international financial organizations and has signed agreements for establishing those organizations which require commitment from all members to abide by the relevant regulations that include avoiding restrictions on the current payments, reports Al-Anba daily. According to Article 8 of the agreement for establishing International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is not allowed for any member country to take discriminating procedures in terms of cu...

  • Kuwait settled legal residency status of over 12,500 people since '11 - official

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait Central System for Remedy of Situations of Illegal Residents said Saturday it settled legal residency status of 12,733 people since early 2011 up until March this year. Colonel Abdulaziz Al-Asousi, Acting Director of Remedy Department, said 8,521 people have completed legal status settlement process. Al-Asousi told KUNA the Central System was in the process of legalizing status of 4,212 people after identifying their original nationalities. He said those who corrected their legal status generally belonged ...

  • Kuwait condemns Israel's brutal attacks on Palestinian demonstrators

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Kuwait condemned Israel's brutal attacks on the unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in the occupied territory, an official source at the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The source added that Kuwait has followed up, with a great sorrow, reports of Israel's brutal attacks the Palestinian demonstrators that are in defiance of international resolutions and violation of all international norms. The source noted that Kuwait, out of its responsibilities towards Muslim and Arab issues, and through its nonpermane...

  • Saudi Arabia Won't Retain Passports Of Indian Crew On Arrival: Air India

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Saudi Arabian government has decided not to retain the passports of the Indian airline crew members on arrival in the country and issue a bar code instead, an Air India spokesperson confirmed. The move comes as a big relief to the crew of Air India and Jet Airways, the two Indian airlines which fly to that country. Indian authorities had taken up the issue with the Saudi authorities and the decision not to retain the passports of the crew of Indian airlines came into effect from mid-February this year, the Air India ...

  • Kerala to host Asia's largest startup conclave on April 6, 7

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: Asia's largest startup ecosystem congregation, Huddle Kerala, will be held at Kovalam near here on April 6 and 7. The initiative is envisaged to provide a platform for start-ups to pitch in their products and interact with a wide array of technology and industry leaders from around the world. Startups, investors, academicians and industry leaders will attend the event, which is expected to have the participation of 2,000 members with 40 speakers in 30 sessions. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate t...

  • Railways Has 90,000 Jobs. More People Than Australia's Population Apply

    Posted on : Friday 30th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  More than 25 million people, a number greater than Australia's population, have applied for about 90,000 positions with the railways, underlining the challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces in providing millions of jobs ahead of an election in 2019. PM Modi was voted into power in 2014 on promises to reignite growth in Asia's third-largest economy and provide jobs. But his flagship "Make in India" initiative to lift the share of manufacturing in India's $2 trillion economy to 25 percent from ab...

  • CBSE received email about maths paper leak a day before exam

    Posted on : Friday 30th of March 2018

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson had received an e-mail about the class 10 mathematics paper being leaked a day before the exam, police officers have stated. In its complaint to the police, the CBSE has said an e-mail was received on the chairperson's official ID informing about the paper leak a day before the exam on March 28, the officers said. In the mail, the sender had stated that the mathematics paper was leaked on WhatsApp and that it should be cancelled, they said. The mail also c...

  • Jammu And Kashmir Turns To Tulip Garden, Dal Lake To Revive Tourism

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018
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    SRINAGAR:  A tourism event in Srinagar is looking to ease people into visiting Jammu and Kashmir, where the tourism sector has been hit since the violence in 2016 following the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani. Tour operators say they want to create a welcoming, feel-good factor in the state so that more tourists can come. This year, many new varieties have been introduced in Srinagar's colourful tulip garden, which is a major tourist draw. With 12.25 lakh tulips, the place is a big hit. Locals are also helping in by cleaning up...

  • Vijay Mallya To Marry For 3rd Time? All Eyes On Partner Pinky Lalwani

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Businessman Vijay Mallya, neck-deep in legal trouble over crores in unpaid dues and money-laundering charges, is set to marry for the third time, suggest reports. He is believed to have decided to marry Pinky Lalwani, his partner for over three years. Pinky Lalwani, a former air hostess, lives with Vijay Mallya, 62, at his mansion in Hertfordshire, about an hour and a half from London. The two reportedly started dating when Vijay Mallya offered Pinky Lalwani a job in the Kingfisher Airlines. The couple celebrated...

  • 5-Year-Old Allegedly Kidnapped And Killed By Father's 'Lover' Say Police

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018

    MUMBAI:  In what could possibly be a revenge killing, a five-year-old girl was murdered by a woman, who police believe to be her father's 'lover'. On March 24, the child went missing from Nalasopara near Mumbai. The police started looking for her after her parents filed a complaint. The child's body was found three days later, on March 27, in a toilet in Gujarat's Navsari district. The police claim a woman, Anjali Baghela, in her mid-twenties, was in a relationship with Santosh Saroj, the little girl's fa...

  • ISRO's GSAT-6A communication satellite to be launched today

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018
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    Chennai: ISRO's GSLV-F08 mission carrying the GSAT-6A communication satellite will be launched from the space port of Sriharikota on Thursday. The Launch of GSLV-F08, planned from the Second Launch Pad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 4.56 pm marks the 12th flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F08 and sixth flight with indigenous Cryogenic upper stage. GSAT-6A, is similar to GSAT-6, a high power S-band communication satellite built on I-2K satellite bus with a mission life of about ten years, it sai...

  • CBSE to re-conduct class X maths and class XII economics exams

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced that it would re-conduct the examinations for class X maths and class XII economics. The date for fresh examinations will be made available on the official website of CBSE within a week, the board said in a statement. "The board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations. Therefore, the board has decided to re-conduct the examinations for class X maths and Class XII economics," the statement said. Cou...

  • Jet Airways Delays Salary Of Over Thousand Employees

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    Jet Airways has delayed salary of more than a thousand employees for the month of March. Employees were communicated about the development through an internal communication. "Due to certain circumstances beyond our control, the disbursal of March 2018 salary is postponed," it said. Accordingly, the payroll of the pilot, cabin crew and the engineers will be run on April 10, while the salaries of other staff member will get credited on April 3. However, Jet Airways refused to divulge the reason behind the delay when enqui...

  • Inside Ambanis' Party: A Star-Studded Evening To Celebrate Akash Ambani, Shloka Mehta's Engagement

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Akash Ambani, the eldest son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, will marry Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamond magnate Russel Mehta and Mona Mehta, in December. The two got engaged on Saturday at a plush resort in Goa and to celebrate the occasion the Ambanis threw a lavish party at their Mumbai home. A number of celebrities including Bollywood stars and sports people attended the party on Monday. Dressed in a three-piece, Akash Amabni posed with celebrities along with his bride-to-be Shloka, who was silver ...

  • I-T Departmentt Freezes Cognizant's Accounts Chennai, Mumbai Over Tax Irregularities

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    Income Tax department has frozen Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's bank accounts and deposits in Chennai and Mumbai for allegedly evading a dividend distribution tax (DDT), according to a report on Tuesday. A Cognizant spokesman confirmed the report and said in a statement that a court has instructed the tax department not to take further action pending further hearings. Cognizant failed to pay the tax of more than 25 billion rupees ($385 million) in the 2016-17 financial year, the Hindu reported, citing officials from the ta...

  • Vistara Passenger, 62, Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Crew On Flight

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A 62-year-old businessman from Pune has been arrested after he was accused of molesting a crew member on an Air Vistara flight last Saturday. The incident allegedly took place when the Tata Vistara flight from Lucknow landed in Delhi and passengers were about to exit the plane. The air hostess told the police that she was touched by the man inappropriately when he was getting down. The airline said in a statement that it would not tolerate abusive behaviour by passengers. "A cabin crew member on Lucknow-Delh...

  • On World Water Day 2018, PM Modi Highlights Importance Of ‘Jal Shakti’

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  On the occasion of World Water Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet highlighted the importance of "Jal Shakti" and said that when people conserves water, cities, villages and farmers benefit tremendously. On World Water Day, PM Modi also reaffirmed the country's commitment towards water conservation. "#WorldWaterDay is an occasion to highlight the importance of Jal Shakti and reaffirm our commitment towards water conservation.  When water is conserved, our cities, villages and hardwork...

  • BrahMos, Supersonic Cruise Missile, Successfully Flight Tested From Pokhran

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully flight tested from Rajasthan's Pokhran test range this morning, news agency ANI has reported. The missile flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8 and has a range of 290 km. The range of the BrahMos missile, an Indo-Russia joint venture, can be extended up to 400 km as certain technical restrictions were lifted after India became a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime or MTCR in 2016. Work is underway to integrate the BrahMo...

  • Navroz Mubarak: President Kovind, PM Modi Wish People On Parsi New Year

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind have wished the Parsi community on Navroz today. Navroz, which is the Parsi new year, is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the calendar followed by the Zoroastrians. The day marks the first day of the spring. Though Navroz has Iranian and Zoroastrian origins, it's a day of global observance and is celebrated on March 21 every year. Wishing people of the Parsi community this morning, PM Modi tweeted, "Navroz Mubarak to the Parsi community!...

  • SpiceJet plane veers off path, hits runway lights at Bengaluru airport

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    BENGALURU: A Bengaluru-bound SpiceJet aircraft hit the runway lights after landing at the Kempegowda International Airport. The incident took place on Friday night. "SpiceJet aircraft SG 1238 from Hyderabad after landing and taxiing damage three runway lights, due to which runway was closed from 10.47 p.m. to 11.28 p.m (on late Friday night)," a Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) official said in a statement. The SpiceJet aircraft SG 1238 was arriving from Hyderabad. "During the landing roll, the aircraft v...

  • India Is The Biggest Strategic Opportunity For US: Pentagon

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  India is the "biggest strategic opportunity" for the US with New Delhi showing more openness to strengthen bilateral security ties, a top Pentagon commander has said, underlining a mutual desire for global stability and support for the rules-based international order. Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of the US Pacific Command also told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, that the Quad, comprising India, US, Japan and Australia is an important idea of like-minded nations that can go after the chal...

  • Go Back To Paper Ballots: Congress Wants Voting Machines To Be Dumped

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Electronic voting machines, first introduced in state elections two decades ago, should be dumped and India should go back to using paper ballot papers, the Congress said today, putting its weight behind the opposition chorus against the voting machines. In its political resolution moved at the party's two-day plenary session, the Congress spoke about the "apprehensions among political parties and the people" over the misuse of the Electronic Voting Machines, or EVMs, to manipulate the outcome contrary to t...

  • Dalai Lama Events To Kick-Start from Dharamsala

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    DHARAMSALA:  After cancelling events in the national capital, the Tibetan government-in-exile will now start the pan-India programmes to mark the beginning of the 60th year of the Dalai Lama stepping on Indian soil, from its headquarters in Dharamshala, organisers said on Saturday. "The CTA (Central Tibetan Administration) will be organising a public event at the Tsuglagkhang temple (in Dharamsala) on March 31 to thank India," a government-in-exile spokesperson told IANS. He said the Dalai Lama has agreed to attend the...

  • Pakistan Calls Back Envoy To India After Alleged Incidents Of Harassment

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Pakistan has called back its High Commissioner in Delhi for a meeting after alleging that its diplomats and their families were "harassed and intimidated" in the capital. Islamabad said in a statement that it had called envoy Sohail Mahmood for "consultations" after "no positive action had been taken by India". Indian government sources downplayed the move, saying: "Consultation is routine process between the embassy and the foreign office, it is nothing unusual." Pakistan had ...

  • Centre okays higher speed limits: Cars can do 70 kmph in cities, 120 kmph on expressways

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Centre has approved a proposal to raise speed limits in cities and on highways across the country. The new limits would allow cars to go up to 70 kmph in cities and motorcycles up to 60 kmph. However, state governments will retain the power to set lower limits in their jurisdictions, reports said. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday approved the raising of speed limits not just for city roads but also for highways and expressways. The proposal will now be sent to the Law Ministry for vetti...

  • CBSE Class 12 Accountancy question paper was not leaked, claims board

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday denied reports of the Accountancy question paper of Class 12th exams being leaked. The board said that all the seals have been found intact at all the exam centres. The CBSE added that some people tried to play mischief by circulating messages. "During process of exam, however, at local level some miscreants have tried to play mischief by circulating messages through WhatsApp & social media to disturb the sanctity of examinations.CBSE has decided to take stri...

  • India Considering Barring 91 Defaulters From Going Abroad: Report

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018

    India has compiled a list of people it is considering barring from leaving the country because of their involvement with companies that have defaulted on loans, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The government has come up with names of 91 people involved with 400 of the so-called wilful defaulters, the person said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration has asked creditors to start legal proceedings against these companies and asked banks to provide passport ...

  • Body in barrel: woman killed by daughter's lover; murderer took own life too

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of March 2018
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    Kochi: The mystery surrounding the death of an Udayamperoor woman, whose body was found stuffed in a barrel that was dumped in the backwaters of Kumbalam, has been solved. The police have found out that Shakuntala, the wife of one Damodaran, was killed by Eroor native Sajith, who had been in a relationship with the victim's daughter. Sajith had committed suicide by consuming potassium cyanide the day after Shakuntala's body was recovered from a lake. The police received the crucial information from one of Sajith's friends...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Condoles Demise Of Stephen Hawking

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the demise of cosmologist Stephen Hawking and said his grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. He described Hawking as an outstanding scientist and academic and said his demise was "anguishing". He also said that his work made the world a better place. "Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic. His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing. Professor Hawking's pioneering work ma...

  • 8 CRPF soldiers killed, 6 injured in blast by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    RAIPUR: At least eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and six injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast by suspected Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. “Combing ops were underway in the morning when a CRPF vehicle was targetted by Naxals using IED. We've reports of eight to ten casualties and wounded” said DM Awasthi, Special DG, Anti Naxal Operations. “Additional forces have been deployed to carry rescue operations. No further firing has happened.” ...

  • India emerges as world's largest importer of arms, Pakistan's import goes down

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    India has emerged as the largest importer of major arms according to a latest research released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday. According to the study, India became the world’s largest importer of major arms in 2013-17 accounting for 12 per cent of the total global import. The study said that there has been significant increase of 24 per cent in India’s weapon import between 2008-12 and 2013-17. The country that accounts for the maximum arms import of India is Russia with 6...

  • Man Spends $1.41 Million In UK Using State Bank Card With $200 Limit: CBI

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A Mumbai-resident allegedly spent $1.41 million (Rs. 9.1 crore) on British e-commerce websites using a foreign travel card issued by the State Bank of India with a meagre spending limit of $200 (Rs. 13,000) prompting the CBI to register an FIR on Monday, officials said. The bank had filed a complaint with the CBI in this regard alleging that its NRI Seawoods branch in Navi Mumbai had issued a Foreign Travel Cards for which the prepaid application is provided by Yalamanchili Software Exports Ltd and database support resou...

  • IndiGo Cancels 47 Flights After Regulator Grounds Planes Over Faulty Engines

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Budget carrier IndiGo has cancelled as many as 47 flights today after the country's aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation, or DGCA grounded eight A320Neo planes of IndiGo with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, along with three such aircraft of GoAir. IndiGo has cancelled 47 flights across its domestic network on March 13, the airline announced on its website. The flights that have been cancelled are from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Amri...

  • Coast Guard Chopper Crashes In Maharashtra's Raigad District, Crew Safe

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of March 2018

    A coastguard helicopter crashed in Murud, Raigad district, in Maharashtra today. However, the crew was reported to be safe. Earlier on March 6, the Indian Coast Guard responded to a major fire at a Maersk container ship about 650 NM from Kochi. The 330-metre-long Maersk Honam was en route to Suez from Singapore caught fire. The ship had 27 crew members on board. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Ahead Of French President's Visit, Indo-French Club Launched In Varanasi

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of March 2018
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    VARANASI:  Ahead of the proposed visit by French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Varanasi, a group of local youths and some French nationals have formed a club to work towards improving man-to-man contact between the people of the two countries. The 'Indo-French Friends Club' was launched at Assi Ghat on Thursday. "The idea of getting the nationals of both the countries together for improving personal contact just took shape and we gave it the form of Indo-French Friends Club," the...

  • Sushma Swaraj Calls On Emmanuel Macron, Discusses People-To-People Ties In Delhi

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on French President Emmanuel Macron in New Delhi and discussed ways to further enhance the India-France Strategic Partnership that was forged in 1998. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that Sushma Swaraj and Mr Macron "exchanged views on further enhancing our strategic partnership in trade and investment, defence and security, culture, education and people-to-people ties". Earlier in the day, Mr Macron was accorded a ceremonial wel...

  • Prime Minister Takes Charge Of Civil Aviation Ministry

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018

    NEW DELHI:  As the Telugu Desam Party pulled out its minister from NDA government and Ashok Gajapathi Raju put in his resignation as Civil Aviation minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now handle the portfolio. President Ram Nath Kovind today accepted the resignations of TDP MPs Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pasupati and Y S Chowdary. While Mr Raju was heading the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mr Chowdary was Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. Under relentless opposition attack over its failure to secur...

  • SC says passive euthanasia is permissible, recognises living will

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court on Friday recognised 'living will' made by terminally-ill patients for passive euthanasia. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by chief justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said passive euthanasia and advance living will are 'permissible'. The bench also laid down guidelines as to who would execute the will and how the nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board. The apex court said that advance directives for terminally-ill patients could ...

  • Case Against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Over Alleged Anti-Muslim Remarks

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018
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    HYDERABAD:  Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was today charged for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Muslim community by giving "provocative" statements on the Ayodhya issue by the city police following a complaint against him. "The complaint against the spiritual guru, who has been trying for a solution to the Ayodhya dispute through mediation, was filed by Salahuddin Affan, secretary of the city-based Darsgah Jihad-O-Shahadat (DJS)," Moghalpura police station Inspector R Devendar said....

  • 3 Dead, 13 Injured In Fire At Chemical Factory In Maharashtra's Palghar, Blast Heard 10 Km Away

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018

    PALGHAR, MAHARASHTRA:  Three people have died and 13 people are injured, three of them seriously, after a powerful blast followed by a massive fire ripped through a private chemical manufacturing company on Thursday night in Maharashtra's Palghar, about 150 km from Mumbai. Palghar Control police official Pramod Pawar said the blast took place around 11.15 pm in the chemical company's plant. "The blast, cause of which is not yet clear was so deafening that it was heard in a radius of 10 km, and houses and buildings w...

  • Hadiya's Marriage Restored By Supreme Court, High Court Decision Scrapped

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Kerala woman Hadiya is free to live with her husband, the Supreme Court ruled today, cancelling a Kerala High Court order annulling the 24-year-old's marriage to a Muslim man after converting to Islam. The judges said Hadiya is "at liberty free to pursue her endeavours," stating that the High Court should not have intervened. Her husband's lawyer told NDTV, "Hadiya was still in class and could be informed but today she is a free woman. She can live and love to her liking". The Kerala High ...

  • International Women`s Day: Vistara offers celebratory sale, fares start from Rs 1,099

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: Vistara airlines has announced a special celebratory sale to customers on International Women`s Day. Under the sale, customers can book tickets with fares starting at Rs1,099 in economy class, Rs 2,799 in premium economy and Rs 7,999 in business class (inclusive of taxes and fees). The celebratory sale is open for all customers and is for 24 hours only, starting from 00:01 hours and ending at 23:59 hours on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Travel period under this sale is between March 16, 2018 and October 10, 2018, both dates...

  • In Kerala, Gandhi Statue Damaged; Ambedkar's Statue Splashed With Paint In Tamil Nadu

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018
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    KANNUR, KERALA:  A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised at Kannur in Kerala at about 7 am on Thursday. An unidentified person has broken the glasses and garland on the statue. Local people claim they saw the man targeting the statue; a passerby even took a picture with his mobile phone. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. Senior police sources have told NDTV that they do not suspect any political motive behind the attack on Gandhi's statue. Police suspect it is a "one off incident." Pol...

  • "Passport Suspended, Impossible For Me To Return," Mehul Choksi Tells CBI

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018

    NEW DELHI:  With his passport suspended, jeweller Mehul Choksi, one of the central figures accused of a fraud of nearly $2 billion against Punjab National Bank, told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a letter that it was "impossible" for him to return to India. He even demanded to know why his passport was suspended. "It is impossible for me to travel back to India. I wish to point out that the Regional Passport Office Mumbai has not given me any explanation as to why my passport has been suspended and as t...

  • Maersk Ship With 13 Indians On Board Catches Fire Near Lakshadweep Island

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of March 2018

    MUMBAI:  A Maersk container ship, with 27 crew members on board including 13 Indians, caught fire in the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep Islands last night, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) said today. Four of the ship's crew members are missing while the others have been rescued, it said. The 330-metre-long Maersk Honam, which was en route to Suez from Singapore caught fire last night with flames from the main deck of the ship rising up to its bridge, a height of about 25 metres, it said in a statement. The vessel reported an ...

  • Collect passport details of big borrowers in 45 days: Centre tells banks

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has directed state-owned banks to obtain passport details of all borrowers, who have taken loans in excess of Rs 50 crore, within 45 days with a view to preventing alleged fraudsters like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country, sources said. In case the borrower does not have a passport, the bank should obtain a certificate in the form of declaration that the person does not have the passport, sources said quoting the Finance Ministry's advisory to banks. It further said that the loan...

  • Statues vs vandals: After Lenin and Periyar, bust of Syama Prasad Mukherjee damaged

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned incidents of vandalism targeting statues of historical figures, a bust of BJP founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee in Kolkata's Kalighat area was splattered with ink and a portion broken off. The incident happened on Wednesday morning when a number of accused climbed a pedestal on which the bust of Mukherjee was placed. They then proceeded to smear black ink on it - breaking a portion of the face as well. They, reportedly students of Jadavpur University - then attempt...

  • ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar Summoned By Anti-Fraud Agency In Bank Fraud Case

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of March 2018
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    ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma have been summoned by the anti-fraud agency, SFIO, in a bank fraud case. Sources said the two top bank executives of private banks had been called in context of the probe in credit extended to Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Group by a bank consortium. Ms Kochhar is the chief executive officer of ICICI bank and Ms Sharma, heads Axis Bank. ICICI Bank led a consortium of 31 banks that lent money to the Gitanjali Group. Sources indicate the senior officials are only bein...

  • Air India runs all-woman crew flight from Kolkata ahead of Intl. Women's Day

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of March 2018
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    Kolkata: National carrier Air India on Sunday operated a flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata route with an all-woman cockpit and cabin crew in view of the International Women's Day, a statement said. The flight AI709, an Airbus 319, was operated by Captain Akanksha Verma and Captain Satovisa Banerjee. The cabin crew comprised D Bhutia, M.G. Mohanraj, T Ghosh and Yatili Kath. Air India's general manager, Personnel, Navneet Sidhu flagged off the flight along with other senior officials at the city airport. Air India h...

  • Indian Embassy Phone Lines In US Spoofed For Extortion, Advisory Issued

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  Indian Embassy telephone lines have been spoofed by fraudsters in the United States to cheat people for money, according to an advisory issued by mission which warned against entertaining any suspicious calls. The Indian Embassy in Washington has informed the US Government about it and launched its own internal investigation. It also issued a rare public advisory on such fraud calls that has cheated people with money, thus bringing bad name to the diplomatic mission. "These fraudsters either seek personal i...

  • Oscars 2018: A Tribute To Sridevi And Shashi Kapoor From Hollywood

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Bollywood stars Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi were among those honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony in the 'Memoriam' montage, which pays tribute to everyone the film industry has lost in the past year. This year, set to Eddie Vedder performing a Tom Petty song live, 'In Memoriam' also remembered former James Bond Sir Roger Moore, French star Jeanne Moreau, actors Martin Landau and Harry Dean Stanton, actor and playwright Sam Shepard, and directors George Romero and Jonathan Demme. Shashi Kapoor died last...

  • CBSE class 10, 12 exams begin from March 5; 28 lakh students to appear

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: More than 28 lakh candidates will appear for class 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from Monday, a board official said on Sunday. A total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for class X examination, while 11,86,306 candidates have registered for class XII examination. The class X board examination has been reintroduced from this year after the government decided to do away with the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) adopted earlier. The exam will be cond...

  • BJP Has Emerged As All-India Party, Says Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018

    SHIMLA:  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the excellent performance of the BJP in north-eastern states indicated that it has emerged as an all-India party. He said that he was confident that the BJP would win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The aim of the party is to make India "Congress free, Communist free", the chief minister said. Replying to a question, Mr Thakur said there was no question of scrapping Section 118 of Tenancy and Land Reforms Act which barred all non-agriculturists...

  • End of CPM 'Sarkar' in Tripura as BJP gets landslide victory

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of March 2018
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    Agartala: The 25-year-old Left rule in Tripura came to an end on Saturday with the BJP putting up a spectacular show. The BJP and its ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), were headed for a landslide electoral victory in the north-east state, ousting the CPM-led Left Front. As per the latest trends of all 59 constituencies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 32 seats while the tribal party was ahead in eight after the first and second round of counting of votes. The BJP had no MLA in the 60-member Ho...

  • Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland Assembly election results 2018: BJP set to win Tripura, leads in Nagaland; Congress ahead in Meghalaya

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of March 2018
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    The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP is set to win the Tripura Assembly election results 2018. The party and its alliance is also leading in Nagaland. In Meghalaya, Congress is leading. "BJP is all set for a historic win in Tripura. Even our performance in Nagaland and Meghalaya is historic. An important day in Indian politics," said UP CM Yogi Adityanath while Congratulating PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. The BJP will form the government in all three states, said Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home, on Saturday with counting underway in thr...

  • Do not initiate recovery proceedings against Nirav Modi, says US court

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of March 2018
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    Washington: A US court on Friday has granted reprieve to Nirav Modi, protecting him from a repayment commitment. The court passed an interim order that prevents creditors from collecting debt from Nirav Modi-owned Firestar Diamond Inc. after it filed for bankruptcy. Modi, who is being investigated for illegal transfer of nearly $2 billion from Punjab National Bank, has a majority stake in Firestar Diamond and its other sister companies through his other companies. Firestar Diamond Inc filed the Chapter 11 voluntary petition in th...

  • 8 Devotees Killed In Himachal Pradesh Accident After SUV Falls Into Gorge

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of March 2018
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    SHIMLA:  Eight devotees from Punjab were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on early Friday, police said. The devotees, belonging to Kale Ghanpur village near Amritsar town, were returning home after paying obeisance at a famous Sikh shrine at Manikaran in Kullu district when the accident occurred near Swarghat, about 120 km from the state capital. One person was serious injuries and was admitted to a governme...

  • Fight Against Terror And Misguiding Mindset, Not Any Religion, Says PM Modi

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the fight against terrorism and radicalisation was not against any religion, but against a mindset that misguides the young. "Every religion promotes human values," the prime minister said, addressing an event on 'Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation', where Jordan's King Abdullah II was also present. He stressed on the strength of plural heritage and diversity of Indian society against extremism. "India has been a cradle of ...

  • Aadhaar linking weeds out 2.75 cr bogus ration cards

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Complete digitisation of ration cards and linking them to Aadhaar number of beneficiaries has helped the government weed out over 2.75 crore duplicate and bogus ration cards that were used to get highly subsidised foodgrains. Food ministry officials said though the entire process of digitisation of ration cards had started in January 2013, it gained momentum in the past four years. “We have plugged the leakage of subsidised wheat, rice and coarse grains to the tune of Rs 17,500 crore annually. Though there is no direct s...

  • 'No show' at 5,000 cinemas in Kerala, other southern states tomorrow

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018

    Kochi: Over 5,000 cinema theaters in the southern states will remain closed on Friday in protest against the alleged exploitation by digital service providers like UFO and QUBE. While screens in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are launching an indefinite strike on that day, the theaters in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will be resorting to a one-day token stir to express support. The strike has been called by the South Indian Film Chamber with the support of the film chambers of the respective states. The demands of the theater owner...

  • Mahatma Gandhi's Original Letter On Jesus Christ Up For Sale

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi, in which he discusses the nature of existence of Jesus Christ, is up for sale and could be purchased for USD 50,000. The letter dated April 6, 1926 written by Mahatma Gandhi from his Sabarmati Ashram in India. Typed in faint ink and with a bold, unaffected signature, the letter was part of a private collection for the past several decades and is now being sold by the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection. "Jesus was one of the great teachers of mankind," Mahatma Gandhi ...

  • Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi Dies At 82

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of February 2018
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    CHENNAI: Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt, died on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram. He was 82. He had been admitted to a hospital after he complained of breathing problems. He had been in poor health for much of last year. Born Sri Subramaniyam on July 18, 1935, Jayendra Saraswathi was head of the Kanchi Mutt or Hindu monastery established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century and had a huge following in South India. The Mutt runs several schools, eye clinics and hospitals. He h...

  • Thousands Gather To Bid Farewell To Sridevi, Funeral At 3.30 pm

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Thousands of flower carrying, prayer chanting fans and Bollywood actors are pouring into Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club to pay last respects to film icon Sridevi, who died in Dubai over the weekend. The funeral will be held at 3.30 pm. The sudden death of the 54-year-old had shaken the country. Her body was released by the Dubai police last evening after routine investigations and was flown into Mumbai by a private jet. Sridevi, who was initially thought to have died of a cardiac arrest, was found to have accidentally ...

  • A Special Tribute To Sridevi By Odisha's Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik

    Posted on : Monday 26th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Bollywood icon Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai on Saturday due to cardiac arrest. After the news of megastar's death broke out, countess tributes started to pour in from across the world for the legendary actress. Among them, one special tribute was from Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik, a noted sand artist from Odisha who has made thousands of sand art works on Odisha's Puri beach. With the message, "We will miss you", Mr Pattnaik, made a heartfelt sand art for Sridevi. He wrote: "Tribute to one o...

  • Sridevi Was Motionless In Bathtub When Boney Kapoor Found Her: Report

    Posted on : Monday 26th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Sridevi was getting ready for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor in Dubai when she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in her room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel, says a report in the Khaleej Times, quoting family sources. According to the report, Boney Kapoor, who had left Dubai for Mumbai, returned on Saturday evening to surprise his wife. He reportedly woke Sridevi up around 5.30 pm and the couple chatted for around 15 minutes, the report says. Then Boney Kapoor asked her to dinner. The 54-year-old star went t...

  • I Love Indian Media, It's ‘Mild And Nice’: Donald Trump Jr

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Donald Trump Jr, son of US President Donald Trump, on Friday said he loves the Indian media as it is "mild and nice" compared to the "aggressive and brutal" American media. Speaking at the Global Business Summit here, Trump Jr said: "I am the first person in the history of India to say I love the Indian media. They are so mild and nice." He related to an incident when he said that Indians have smiling faces despite the hardships. "It wasn't me coming here for first time. It ...

  • Groom Killed, Bride Injured As Wedding Gift Explodes 5 Days Later

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of February 2018
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    BHUBANESWAR:  A newly-married man in Odisha was killed and his wife critically injured when a gift that they had received for their wedding reception exploded. The man's grandmother also died in the blast. The incident took place in Odisha's Bolangir district on Friday, just five days after their wedding, the police said. The police are trying to identify who gave the package to the couple at their reception ceremony on Wednesday and what kind of explosive was used in the incident. The gift package that was brought home afte...

  • Over 10,000 Watches Seized During Raids Connected To Nirav Modi

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) that seized over 10,000 imported watches from several locations connected to diamond czar Nirav Modi contend that the watches might have been imported for "business purpose". The imported watches were seized from the 60 plastic containers from several locations connected to the diamond czar during the searches carried out in the last few days in connection with an ongoing probe in the Rs. 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case. "As he used to deal in designer jewe...

  • Priyanka Chopra Quits As Nirav Modi Brand Ambassador: Report

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    Actor Priyanka Chopra has quit as brand ambassador of celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi's product line, the actor's spokesperson said, news agency ANI reported. Nirav Modi is under investigation over alleged fraud running into Rs. 11,300 crore. Punjab National Bank (PNB) is trying to recover dues from the jeweller. PNB has told Mr Modi to come up with a concrete plan to return the Rs. 11,300 crore his companies have borrowed without following proper procedures. The loans, granted illegally by its own officials, have landed India'...

  • Teen Burnt To Death Outside Her Village In UP's Unnao

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    UNNAO, UTTAR PRADESH:  In an extremely disturbing incident in Uttar Pradesh, an 18-year-old girl was burnt to death last evening. Her charred body was found outside her village in Unnao district, about 100 kms from state capital Lucknow. Moments after she had left home on her bicycle for the weekly market in the area, she was attacked by unidentified persons who may have used petrol to set her on fire, police said. Her body, with 100 per cent burn injuries, was recovered by the side of a field outside her village. Her cycle was lyin...

  • India ranks 81st in global corruption index, Pakistan 117th

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018

    Berlin: A report released by Transparency International (TI) has placed India on the 81st spot on the Global Corruption Perception (GCP) Index 2017, in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia-Pacific region. India was ranked 79th on the Global Corruption Perception Index in 2017. The GCP index ranks a total of 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. India's score in the latest ranking is 40, w...

  • NEET must for candidates aiming to obtain medical degree from abroad after May

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    New Delhi: The Health Ministry clarified that Indian candidates who intended to obtain medical qualifications from abroad in or after May this year would have to mandatorily qualify the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET). The ministry had earlier this month made NEET, which was introduced in 2016 for admission to government and private medical colleges in India, mandatory for even those who wished to pursue medical courses in foreign universities. It also said students who have already taken admission under present regulat...

  • H1-B Visa Approval Tougher With New Trump Policy, Will Hit Indian Firms

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  The Trump administration has announced a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of issuing H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move that will hugely impact Indian IT companies and their employees. Under the new policy, the company would have to go an extra length to prove that its H-1B employee at a third-party worksite has specific and non-qualifying speculative assignments in speciality occupation. The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to h...

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of congratulations to President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on her 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. ...

  • Maharashtra Local Group Files Complaint Against Priya Prakash Varier, Film Director

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    AURANGABAD:  A local organisation has lodged a police complaint against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier and film director Omar Lulu for allegedly hurting sentiments of the Muslim community through a song in their forthcoming movie "Oru Adaar Love". However, police have not registered an FIR in the matter yet. The complaint against the two was filed at Jinsi police station by a group of people under the aegis of Janjagran Samithi. "This is a deliberate effort to hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims....

  • Nirav Modi, Linked To $1.6 Billion Fraud, Staying In This New York Hotel

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    NEW YORK:  Celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi, who left India just days before the CBI started investigating him in connection with a Rs. 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, has been traced to an apartment in New York's Manhattan. Sources have told NDTV that he is staying in a suite at JW Marriott's Essex House, a short walk away from his luxe Madison Avenue jewellery retail store. Yesterday, the government said his passport would be revoked and "no one, no matter how big, would be spared". Nirav Modi, his...

  • 'We Consider Earth Our Mother, Committed To Environment,' Says PM Modi

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India believes in growth but was committed to protecting the environment. Addressing over 200 delegates at the World Sustainable Development Summit, the Prime Minister said respect for nature was part of the country's culture. "We consider Earth our mother. India believes in growth but is also committed to protect the environment," he said. Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, PM Modi said, "We believe that all resources and wealth belongs to nature and the almi...

  • South African Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Ajay Gupta

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    JOHANNESBURG:  South African police on Thursday said they have obtained an arrest warrant for absconding Ajay Gupta, the India-born close aide of scandal- hit former president Jacob Zuma, media reports said. The Hawks -- the police's elite high-priority crimes unit -- on Wednesday arrested three people as they raided the posh home of India-born Guptas, a controversial business family linked to Zuma, who resigned on Thursday. Ajay Gupta the patriarch of the embattled Gupta family is "on the run" and surrounded by a ...

  • Forced to exist on 'red water', Chhattisgarh villagers complain of health problems

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of February 2018

    In Chhattisgarh's Balrampur area, residents are complaining of several health problems due to the dearth of safe drinking water. 'Red water' is what the residents are getting through handpumps in the village, which they claim is responsible for the multiple skin diseases and aches that they are suffering from. Due to the contaminated water, the residents of Aamtahi village in Balrampur are complaining of several health issues such as herpes and itching. Despite knowing that the water is unsafe, these residents still drink it....

  • 'Statue Of Unity' To Be Ready For Inauguration On October 31: Government

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of February 2018
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    VADODARA:  The BJP government in Gujarat is aiming to inaugurate the 18-metre tall 'Statue of Unity', dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on October 31, the birth anniversary of India's first home minister. The towering monument, being erected at Sadhu Bet, 3.32 km from the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river at Kevadia, about 100-km from here, will be ready for inauguration on October 31, Gujarat Chief Secretary JN Singh said. Mr Singh yesterday visited the project site to take stock of the ongoing wo...

  • Alert pilot saves lives of 180 IndiGo flight passengers at Ranchi airport

    Posted on : Monday 12th of February 2018
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    It was a close shave for 180 passengers of an IndiGo flight at the Birsa Munda airport in Ranchi. During the take-off of the Ranchi-Delhi fight, the pilot found that the aircraft had some technical fault and abandoned the take-off of flight 6E 398. Prabhat Khabar reported that the pilot spotted the fault during the ground run of the flight itself, and hence stopped it to get it checked. The engineers at the airport took more than two-and-a-half hours to fix the fault. The aircraft, which was scheduled to take-off at 9.35 am, but coul...

  • PM Modi Visits Shiva Temple In Oman

    Posted on : Monday 12th of February 2018
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    MUSCAT:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited a 125-year-old Shiva Temple in Muscat, one of the oldest in the region, and offered prayers. The temple is located in the Matrah area in Muscat. It was constructed 125 years ago by the merchant community from Gujarat and was subsequently renovated in 1999. The temple has three deities -- Shri Adi Motishwar Mahadev, Shri Motishwar Mahadev and Shri Hanumanji. During auspicious days more than 15,000 devotees visit the temple for prayers. The prime minister also posed for g...

  • Terrorists attack Army camp in J&K's Sunjwan; 2 soldiers killed, colonel among 4 injured

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of February 2018

    SRINAGAR: Two Army jawans were on Saturday killed after a group of heavily armed terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Sunjwan area. Four others, including a colonel rank officer and the daughter of a personnel, have been injured in the firing by the terrorists. The camp is located on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway. The armed men hurled grenades and used a heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the military station. The firing started at around 5 am. Schools within 500 meters of the camp have been aske...

  • Mamata Banerjee Is 'Lady Gandhi', Says Hardik Patel After Meeting Her

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of February 2018
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    KOLKATA:  Hardik Patel, the 24-year-old face of the Patidar campaign in Gujarat, met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday and showered praise at the Trinamool Congress chief who he called an epitome of struggle for the cause of the people. On this metric, he ranked her next only to former prime minister Indira Gandhi. "Today I met Lady Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister," he tweeted after his first visit to the West Bengal Chief Minister's office. Mr Patel made the same point to the cameras outside a...

  • NEET UG 2018 exam on May 6, online submission of forms till March 9 @Cbseneet.Nic.In

    Posted on : Friday 9th of February 2018

    New Delhi: NEET 2018 exam for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses is all set to be held on May 6, 2018. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced this on Thursday night. The online submission for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will begin today and continue until March 9 till 11.50 pm. The last date for successful payment of fee online is March 10 till 11.50 pm, informed the admission notice. The application fee is Rs 1400 for general candidates and Rs 750 for SC/ST/PH candidates. Candi...

  • Arunachal Pradesh Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Tag For Two Sites

    Posted on : Friday 9th of February 2018
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    ITANAGAR:  The Arunachal Pradesh government has raised the pitch for inclusion of two of its sites in UNESCO's World Heritage list. The Apatani cultural landscape in Ziro Valley under Lower Subansiri district of the state and Thembang Dzong, a fortified village in West Kameng district, have made it to the tentative list of UNESCO and is now vying for a place in the final list of world heritage sites, an official of the state's research department said. The government has taken extensive repair and conservation works in t...

  • India Can Play Key Role In Middle East Peace Process: Palestine President Abbas

    Posted on : Friday 9th of February 2018
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    RAMALLAH:  Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic Palestine visit, President Mahmoud Abbas said he will discuss with him India's role in the Middle East peace process and the creation of a multilateral forum of negotiations to strike a final deal with Israel. PM Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine, is reaching Ramallah tomorrow amid heightened tensions in the region after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The unilateral US decision to declare Jerusalem...

  • PM Modi's Wife Jashodaben Has Narrow Escape As Her Car Hits Truck In Rajasthan

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of February 2018
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    RAJASTHAN:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben had a narrow escape when an Innova car she was travelling in, rammed a truck near Chittor, Rajasthan. Of the seven occupants of the vehicle, one died and three others were injured. The vehicle was completely smashed. "Jashodaben is okay. She's (in) comfort. She is getting primary health check-up done," said Suresh Khatik, the sub divisional magistrate of Chittorgarh. Senior police officers and administration officials rushed to Chittorgarh hospital. The...

  • India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Prithvi- II Missile

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of February 2018
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    BALASORE:  India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha, defence sources said. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore at around 11.35 am, they said. Describing the trial as a complete success, they said all mission objectives were met during the test launch....

  • Supreme Court Cancels Iron Ore Mining Leases Of 88 Companies In Goa

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court today quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa in 2015. The top court directed the centre and the Goa government to grant fresh environmental clearances to them. It said the state government was obliged to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with law, in view of its previous judgement, and not second renewals to mining lease holders. The top court had said in previous judgements that only fresh leases were to be granted by the Goa government, not seco...

  • Uber model ambulances to be launched in Kerala soon

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of February 2018

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will soon launch an e-network of ambulances on the lines of app-based global taxi operator Uber. Finance minister T M Thomas Isaac on Friday made the announcement during the presentation of the state budget for 2018-19 in the Assembly. An app-based facility would be launched for people to seek the service of the nearest ambulance from the accident spot and rush the victim to appropriate hospitals, he said. "A state-wide e-network of ambulance services on the lines of uber taxi will be formulated,&q...

  • In A Major Fire At Madurai's Meenakshi Temple, Over 30 Shops Gutted

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of February 2018
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    MADURAI: A major fire broke out at Tamil Nadu's Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple complex last night. More than 30 shops were gutted in the fire. The fire officials say that the fire started at a toy shop inside the thousand pillar hall near the east tower of the temple around 10 pm. It took 60 fire personnel about five hours to contain the fire. A fire and rescue officer said, "Police is investigating the cause of the fire." There is no human loss or injury. However, many pigeons that had made the temple tower their home ...

  • Karni Sena Declares Withdrawal Of Protest Against 'Padmaavat'

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of February 2018
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    JAIPUR:  The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Friday announced it has decided to take back its protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", stating the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs. Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh Katar said that on the directions of organisation's national President Sukhdev Singh Gogamadi, a few members watched the movie in Mumbai on Friday, and found that that the movie glorifies the valour and sacrifice of Rajput and every Rajput w...

  • ‘No One Cared,’ Says Actress Sanusha Santosh Who Fought Molester On Train

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Showing courage and presence of mind, a 23-year-old actress stood up to a man who she says tried to molest her on a train and held on to the accused till help finally arrived. The incident happened in the early hours of today in two-tier air-conditioned coach of the Maveli Express that runs between Mangaluru Central and Thiruvananthapuram. Sanusha Santosh, who has acted in South Indian movies, told NDTV that she was shocked to have opened her eyes and found a man rubbing his hand against her lips. Ms Santosh had...

  • There Were Reasons: Nirmala Sitharaman On Air Force Officer's Detention

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  An IAF officer was taken into custody on the basis of surveillance and the action was not taken in a hurry, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. A Group Captain, posted at the IAF's headquarters in Delhi, was taken into custody by the force for alleged involvement in espionage and possible attempt to access sensitive documents. Ms Sitharaman has already been briefed about the action against the officer, officials said. There were enough reasons to detain him, the defence minister told reporters whe...

  • With CCTV, Wi-Fi, Railways Prepares For Major Technology Boost

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the national transporter would focus on technology this year to ensure safety on its network. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs. 2,025 crore for an overhaul of the signalling and telecommunication system of the Indian Railways in 2018-2019. Rs. 11,450 crore has been earmarked for track renewal. A majority of the thrust will be on improving the signalling system through ETCS II, Mr Goyal said. "When ETCS II, which is the most modern radio-based signallin...

  • Fire Erupts At Shoe Factory In Delhi's Peera Garhi

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018

    NEW DELHI:  A massive fire broke out at a shoe factory in west Delhi's Peeragarhi area this morning. At least 20 fire engines rushed to the spot. The fire spread to the basement, first and second floors of the factory. One fireman was injured as the personnel tried to bring the situation under control. No one was inside the factory when the fire erupted. The police are trying to ascertain what caused the fire. "The incident happened around 2.30 am, and it took several hours to douse the fire. The situation is under cont...

  • UDAN to connect 56 unserved airports

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018

    New Delhi: As many as 56 unserved airports and 31 unserved helipads will be connected under the government's regional air connectivity scheme, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. Presenting the Budget for 2018-19, Jaitley also said that the government has proposed expansion of airport capacity by more than five times to handle a billion trips a year under a new initiative. "In the last three years, the domestic air passenger traffic grew at 18 per cent per annum and our airline companies placed orders for more than ...

  • Arun Jaitley Introduces Rs. 40,000 Standard Tax Deduction On Transport, Medical Expenses

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018
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    New Delhi: Giving a relief to salaried class, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today proposed a standard deduction of Rs. 40,000 in lieu of transport allowance and medical reimbursement entailing a revenue sacrifice of Rs. 8,000 crore. The minister, however, did not propose any change in the tax slabs or rates for individual taxpayers. "In order to provide relief to salaried taxpayers, I propose to allow a standard deduction of Rs. 40,000/- in lieu of the present exemption in respect of transport allowance and reimbursement of miscella...

  • Modi govt's last full budget focuses on rural voters

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018
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    New Delhi: The union government said on Thursday it expected economic growth to surge above 8 per cent as it announced a 2018/19 budget that allocated billions of dollars for rural infrastructure and unveiled a health insurance program for around 500 million poor. In his last full year budget before a national election that must be held by May 2019, finance minister Arun Jaitley spoke of massive spending on rural infrastructure, to win over voters in the countryside where two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people live. Farm income...

  • In Budget, Arun Jaitley Announces World's Largest Health Protection Plan

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  India will launch the world's largest healthcare programme that will cover 10 crore families, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Union Budget 2018 today. Each family covered under the new National Health Protection Scheme would be entitled to get medical reimbursement for treatment at hospitals up to a maximum of Rs. 5 lakh every year. The brand-new scheme, Mr Jaitley said to a loud thumping of tables in the Lok Sabha, would cover 50 crore people. This means that nearly 40 per cent of the country's po...

  • Violation of Residency Rules

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of January 2018

    As per the latest Directives of Ministry of Interior Kuwait, regarding travel of expatriates back to their countries without payment of penalty/fine for violation of ‘Residency Rules’, following guidelines may be noted by the Indian community in Kuwait. 1.All Indian expatriates without valid Residency/Visa (Residency not obtained at all /Residency not renewed timely /or has a valid Residency, but intend to return to India) must utilize this opportunity to leave Kuwait before 22nd February 2018. 2.Expatriates (under Visa A...

  • Indian Social Forum Kuwait opens Amnesty Helpline

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of January 2018

    Indian Social Forum Kuwait (ISF) highly appreciated the new amnesty declared by Ministry of Interior. This will help thousands of expatriates including Indians illegally live in Kuwait due to various reasons. ISF urged all illegal residents especially Indian citizens to utilize this opportunity either to legalize their residency or to leave the country as soon as possible. Indian social forum has opened Amnesty Helpline in various languages to assist the beneficiaries of amnesty during the amnesty period from 29th January 2018 to 22n...

  • Mahatma Gandhi's 70th death anniversary: Prez, PM Modi, Sonia pay homage to 'Bapu' at Rajghat

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and a host of other top political leaders on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat. Congress president Rahul Gandhi too paid tribute to the 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Smriti. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 70th death anniversary. Tributes were also paid to other freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. ...

  • Ola To Ride In Australia To Take On Uber

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of January 2018
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    BENGALURU:  Online cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced its entry into the international market, starting with Australia, to take on its American rival Uber. "We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks," a company spokesperson told IANS. The company sees "immense" potential in Australia for ride-sharing, which combines technology and innovation, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bhav...

  • 'Squad Motivator' 47-Year-Old BSF Jawan To March At Rajpath For 18th Time

    Posted on : Friday 26th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  For 47-year-old BSF jawan Dara Singh marching on the Rajpath for a record 18th time today, it is just a small tribute to his namesake and the iconic wrestler. Mr Singh, who first put his foot on the historic road in the national capital on January 26, 1996, is addressed as "Chacha" and "Sir" by the greenhorn troopers of various marching contingents from the paramilitary and defence forces. The head constable will probably be the oldest among all the troopers from various forces during the parade today...

  • 10 ASEAN Achievers Awarded Padma Shri As India Seeks To Enhance Ties

    Posted on : Friday 26th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations, one individual from each ASEAN country has been chosen for the Padma Shri Award, in an unprecedented move to promote India's ties with the 10-member bloc. The decision to confer the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, on one achiever from each country of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was taken as India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit started in New Delhi on Thursday. In a first, all the 10 ASEAN leaders will be the chief guests at the Repu...

  • Republic Day 2018 : President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi, 10 World Leaders At 69th Republic Day Parade

    Posted on : Friday 26th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hosting 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN as guests of honour at the ceremonial parade being held at Rajpath. The parade is presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Republic Day parade began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate where PM Modi paid homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty. The National Anthem was played with a 21-gun salute after the unfurling of the tricolour. India's mil...

  • Bandh over Mahadayi river row with Goa hits life in Karnataka

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of January 2018
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    Bengaluru: Normal life was disrupted in different parts of Karnataka today due to a state-wide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits demanding the prime minister's intervention in the inter-state Mahadayi River water row with neighboring Goa. Major impact of the dawn-to-dusk bandh is being seen in northern districts that come under Malaprabha river basin. In other parts also, normal life has been hit as certain public services were paralyzed. With state-run buses remaining off the road, passengers who had come to the city from outs...

  • Day After Gurgaon Bus Horror, Many Schools Near Delhi Shut Today

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of January 2018
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    GURGAON:  A day after a school bus was attacked in Gurgaon by a mob protesting the film "Padmaavat", many schools near Delhi are shut. At least four top schools in Gurgaon have announced a holiday for the rest of the week, saying they would not want to risk the lives of students. A video that captured the horror of more than two dozen schoolchildren of the GD Goenka World School, cowering in fear as their bus was being hit with stones, has generated waves of outrage. Eighteen people have been arrested. In the clip, lit...

  • Assam Chief Minister To Attend Dinner Hosted By PM For ASEAN Leaders

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of January 2018
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    GUWAHATI:  Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been invited to a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) today. Considering the crucial role that Assam and other northeastern states can play in the success of the Act East Policy, the prime minister has invited the chief minister to be present at the dinner, an official release in Guwahati said. All the heads of state of ASEAN, a regional grouping of 10 south east Asian countries, have bee...

  • CBI, Accused Of Gaps In Probe By Rajiv Gandhi Killer, Blames Sri Lankans

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of January 2018

    NEW DELHI:  A convict who has spent 26 years in jail for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi has requested the Supreme Court to reopen the case and cancel his conviction. This, after the CBI said in court today that it got "no help from Sri Lanka" in investigating the origin of the bomb plan. AG Perarivalan was convicted of supplying two nine-volt batteries for the belt-bomb that killed the former prime minister in 1991, and sentenced to life in jail. Last year, he had asked for pardon, saying that the CBI dropped the part i...

  • National Girl Child Day: Leaders Share Important Messages

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  National Girl Child Day is observed every year on January 24 to celebrate the accomplishments of the girl children and bring to focus the issues of skewed sex ratio, female foeticide, child marriage, unequal treatment and gender disparities in India. The day is celebrated to bring focus on education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children. On National Girl Child Day, national leaders talked about the significance of the day and shared some important messages on micro-blogging site Twitter. Prim...

  • Amid ‘Padmaavat’ Protests, Chittor Fort Shuts Down For 2nd Time In History

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of January 2018
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    JAIPUR:  "Padmaavat's" release remains uncertain in Rajasthan despite a Supreme Court order, with distributors indicating they will not screen the controversial film based on the story of Rajput Queen Padmini. The Chittor Fort, the magnificent 7th century setting of the Padmavati legend, has been shut down, for the second time in its centuries-old history, amid fierce protests. The 7th century fort, a UNESCO heritage site, was sealed after the Karni Sena - which has led the protests - tried to enter it last night. ...

  • Choppers To Fly ASEAN Flag During Flypast Over Rajpath This Republic Day

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The ASEAN flag will fly over Rajpath for the first time this Republic Day as 10 leaders of the grouping will attend the function that showcases India's military might. Five Mi-17 V5 helicopters of the Indian Air Force would precede the parade commander and the lead helicopter will carry the national flag. The second helicopter will carry ASEAN flag and the other three choppers would carry the flags of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, while the echelon aircraft would shower flower petals, according to an office m...

  • PM Modi Has Made Yoga Popular In 80 Muslim Countries, Says UP Minister

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
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    GORAKHPUR:  Uttar Pradesh Transport Minister Swatantra Dev Singh credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi with popularising yoga in the Islamic countries. "PM Modi is taking the country on the path of development and people respect him. Due to his efforts, yoga is getting popular and 80 Muslim countries are following 'surya namaskar' and other postures," Mr Singh claimed. "Only Pakistan is not bringing any improvement in its attitude," he said. The minister also took a jibe at former chief ministers Akhi...

  • Wrote to Modi 30 times, never replied, has an ego: Anna Hazare

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of January 2018
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    Almost a week after hitting out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over entering politics through his movement, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has now targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he has an “ego of Prime Ministership”. Anna also accused PM Modi of not responding to any of his letters. Speaking at a public rally in Atpadi tehsil in Sangli in Maharashtra on Sunday, the anti-corruption crusader said that he written over 30 letters to PM Modi in the last years but was yet to get a reply. "...

  • Over 100 Endangered Olive Ridley Turtles Found Dead Along Chennai Coast

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of January 2018
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    CHENNAI:  Over a hundred Olive Ridley turtles have been found dead along Chennai shores in the last two weeks since the nesting season began. Conservationists are worried there could be a three-fold jump in turtle casualty this season due to various reasons, including the use of banned gill nets and mechanised fishing boats. There is a ban on mechanised fishing boats in a five nautical mile area during the three-month nesting season. Gill nets which trap turtles and don't allow them to breathe till boats reach shores are also ba...

  • 2 Bombs Found In Bodh Gaya, Target Of 2013 Serial Bombing

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    PATNA:  At least two crude bombs were found at Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre in Bihar on Friday evening, just hours after Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had retired for the day. The bombs were detected during a search of the centre 100 km from state capital Patna following an explosion near one of the grounds at the complex. Considered one of the most sacred Buddhist shrine and the seat of Buddha's enlightenment, the Mahabodhi temple complex had been the target of serial bomb blasts in July 2013 that had injured many. In all,...

  • Passport Fee For Children, Senior Citizens Will Be Cheaper: Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    KARAIKAL:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that the government was continuously working towards taking passport services virtually to the doorsteps of citizens residing even in remote villages. Declaring open a Post Office Passport Service Kendra (POPSK) in the country, she said her Ministry was adopting a citizen-centric approach for passport services. "We are committed to simplifying the entire process of passport services with a view to processing all applications in a speedy and transparent manner...

  • In Boost For Nuclear Group Membership, India Joins Australia Group

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  India on Friday joined the 42-member Australia Group, an elite export control regime against spread of chemical and biological weapons that could fortify New Delhi's efforts to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. India's formal induction as the 43rd member is seen as a recognition of New Delhi's record in the field of non-proliferation and a major foreign policy gain. In a statement announcing its expansion, the Australia Group, or AG, said India had demonstrated the will to implement rigorous...

  • Air India Flight With 160 Aboard Suffers Bird Hit While Landing In Guwahati

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    GUWAHATI:  Around 160 passengers, including Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren, had a close shave when their Air India flight suffered a bird hit while landing at the airport in Guwahati. The Delhi-Guwahati-Imphal flight was grounded yesterday and passengers travelling to Imphal were left stranded. "Our AI flight was hit by a flying bird and airplane landed safely in Guwahati today," Mr Biren tweeted yesterday. An Air India spokesperson confirmed the incident and said the flight carrying 160 passengers was gr...

  • ‘PM Modi 'Best Doctor' To Cure India’: Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

    Posted on : Friday 19th of January 2018
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    PANJIM:  Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country. The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation made the remarks during a conference in Goa. "There were some other countries too which got Independence from the British rule in 1947. India, however, did not see the growth rate as it should have and that was because of six major 'diseas...

  • Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura To Vote Next Month, Results On March 3

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Elections in Tripura will be held on February 18, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will vote on the February 27, the Election Commission has announced. Results for the all three states will be declared on March 3. Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura all have 60 seats each. Tripura has to elect a new assembly by March 6. The terms of the Meghalaya and Nagaland assemblies end on March 13 and 14. "Model code of conduct comes into effect from today," Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said, adding that "EVM (electro...

  • Fasting Kerala Man Takes Fight For Justice For Dead Brother To High Court

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of January 2018
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  On the 768th day of his protest for justice in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, 29-year-old Sreejith said he will continue his fast unto death till the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over the case of his brother Sreejeev's alleged 'custodial death' in 2014. Hundreds of supporters, who got to know about his protest through social media, have stood in support. They have started a relay fast along with Sreejith outside the Kerala Secretariat. Sreejith has already been on fast for th...

  • PM Netanyahu To Gift Desalinisation Jeep, That Purifies Seawater, To PM Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi a special gift - the Gal-Mobile water desalinisation and purification jeep the two leaders rode on Israel's Olga beach last year. The jeep has reached India, sources here confirmed. "It has reached Delhi and is on its way to Bhuj," sources said. "There will be a live demonstration of desalination of seawater that the two prime ministers will witness through video conferencing from the iCreate centre on ...

  • Missing Haryana Class 10 Student Raped, Murdered; Liver, Lungs Ruptured

    Posted on : Monday 15th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A 15-year-old girl in Haryana, missing since last week after she left home for tuition classes, was found dead on Saturday with 19 severe injuries to her body and signs of unspeakable torture. Her liver and lungs had been ruptured and an object had been jammed into her body, doctors said. The Class 10 student, from a village in Kurukshetra, went missing on Tuesday. Her mutilated, half-naked body was found near a canal about 100 kilometres away, in Jind. It was covered just by a torn shirt, and there were wounds on her fa...

  • 70th Army Day: A Look At The Gallantry Awards Of Indian Army

    Posted on : Monday 15th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  January 15 is observed every year as Army Day in India. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief. Army day is dedicated to the soldiers who fought to safeguard the country's honour. On 70th Army Day today, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the officers and troops of the Indian Army. Every citizen of the country has "unwavering trust and pri...

  • 69th Republic Day of India

    Posted on : Monday 15th of January 2018

    The 69th Republic Day of India will be celebrated in Embassy premises on Friday, 26 January 2018 with the hoisting of Indian Tri-colour at 9 AM by the Ambassador. This will be followed by the reading of President’s Message to the Nation, patriotic songs by school children and an Open House Reception. All Indian nationals and friends of India in Kuwait are most cordially invited to attend the function. ...

  • Army To Set Up Boarding Schools For Soldier's Children

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018

    New Delhi, Jan 12: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today said the government has given in-principle approval for setting up two boarding schools for children of soldiers killed or disabled in action. He said the initiative is being taken in view of the government capping at Rs. 10,000 per month the educational assistance it gives to children of martyrs or those disabled in action. The Army Chief said once the schools become operational, the government may be conveyed that it can withdraw the educational assistance scheme. Gen. Rawat said the...

  • Boxer found dead with multiple bullet wounds in Greater Noida flat

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018
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    GREATER NOIDA: A former boxer from Delhi, who had taken part in competitions in Uzbekistan, France and Russia, was found dead with bullet injuries at his apartment in Greater Noida today, police said. The body of Jitendra Mann (27), who was working as a trainer at a gym at sector Alpha here, was found by his former flatmate Pritam Tokas, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Suniti Singh said. On January 10, he went to the gym in the morning but since then his mobile phone was switched off, she said. On failing to contact him, Tokas, who ...

  • 113 BSF Women Are Prepping For Motorcycle Stunts This Republic Day

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018

    NEW DELHI:  As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day this year, 113 women from the Border Security Force or BSF will roar across the Rajpath, performing breathtaking stunts on motorcycles. The members of this special women bikers' squad have been specially chosen by BSF trainers and are aged between 25-30 years. They have been drawn from various combat ranks of the force. The group led by Sub-Inspector Stanzin Noryang, 28, from Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region, would be a first all-women contingent from any force to pe...

  • On India Visit, A Roadshow In Gujarat With 'Friend Modi' For Israel PM

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have another road show from the airport in Ahmedabad next week, this one with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side in an open-top Gypsy decorated with flowers for the nine-km ride to Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati ashram. Mr Netanyahu is going to spend a day in PM Modi's home state on January 17 during his six-day India visit that will also see him travelling to Mumbai to invite Bollywood to shoot their films in Israel. PM Modi's office had come up with the idea o...

  • Passport Won't Work As Address Proof Anymore, New Format Soon

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Passports will soon stop serving as valid proof of address, with the foreign ministry announcing that the last page will not be printed anymore. The last page of the Indian passport includes names of the father or legal guardian, mother, spouse, and address. The decision follows the report of a three-member committee of the foreign ministry and the Women and Child Development ministry that examined calls for doing away with the father's name in the passport. The report had been accepted, a foreign ministry sp...

  • Nitish Kumar's Convoy Attacked In Bihar, 2 Security Men Injured

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    BUXAR, BIHAR:  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy was attacked in Buxar's Nandar during his "Vikas Samiksha Yatra". The attackers threw stones but the chief minister was rescued safely. Some of the security personnel in his convoy injured. According to reports, people of Nandan village wanted the chief minsiter to visit the Dalit basti which led to a disagreement followed by stone pelting. Mr Kumar has sefely left the area. Nitish Kumar is on a state-wide tour since December 12 to take a stock of state ...

  • By April, Niti Aayog To Come Out With Ranking Of 115 Aspirational Districts

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Government think-tank Niti Aayog will come out with a ranking of 115 aspirational districts by April this year. In its presentation at the 'Transformation of Aspirational Districts' conference which was held earlier this month, the Aayog said it will rank the 115 backward districts on 10 parameters which will include nutrition, education, health. According to the presentation, which was posted on Niti Aayog's website on Thursday, it will also set up a mechanism for real-time monitoring of government's...

  • Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary: Tributes Pour In For The Spiritual Leader On Twitter

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI: On Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary on January 12, political leaders, sportsmen, citizens across the world took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay homage to one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders. Swami Vivekananda is seen as a major force in bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century. He introduced Indian philosophies of vedanta and yoga to the western world and after his 1893 speech at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, he was called the "Messen...

  • Countdown begins for ISRO's 100th satellite launch

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    Chennai: The 28-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO's 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission, from the space port of Sriharikota, about 110 kms from here, began on Thursday. On its 42nd mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) trusted workhorse 'PSLV-C40' will carry the weather observation 'Cartosat-2' series satellite and 30 co-passengers (together weighing about 613 kg) at lift-off at 9.28 am on Friday. As the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Boa...

  • Kerala govt allows prisoners to donate organs to close relatives

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday decided to permit prisoners in state jails to donate their organs to close relatives, but with certain conditions. The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. "The prisoners can henceforth donate their organs to close relatives and the government has decided to make necessary amendments in the Kerala Prisons and Correctional Services (Management) Act 2014," a government press release read. However, the prisoner needs to m...

  • Big disaster averted: Close shave for Jet Airways flight after ATC spots tractor on Mangaluru runway

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: A massive disaster was barely averted on Thursday when the Air Traffic Control at the Mangaluru Airport spotted a vacant tractor parked on the runway just as a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was about to takeoff. According to news agency ANI, the tractor - used for cutting grass beside the runway, was parked at the end of the runway without anyone inside. A Jet Airways flight had taxied to the other end of the runway and was all set to take off before being issued urgent instructions to abort by the ATC. Sources in the AT...

  • Aadhaar Virtual ID 'Unworkable', Will Oppose Tooth-And-Nail: Petitioners

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A new move to secure Aadhaar, in which a randomly-generated 16-digit temporary number can be shared instead of the biometric ID, will be opposed in the Supreme Court by petitioners who are fighting a case against the system. "The new virtual ID is untested and unworkable. The UIDAI is trying to rectify technical breach by its untested technology," said a petitioner, adding, "In the hearing next week, we will oppose it tooth and nail." The Supreme Court is hearing the petitioners' legal challen...

  • Aanchal Thakur wins first international medal in skiing for India; PM Narendra Modi congratulates

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday complimented Aanchal Thakur on winning the first-ever medal for India in a skiing competition, and said the entire country was ecstatic on her "historic accomplishment". The 21-year-old clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) skiing's international governing body at the Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey. "Well done @alleaanchal for winning an international medal in skiing! The entire na...

  • At Davos World Economic Forum, Donald Trump May Meet PM Modi: Report

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of January 2018
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    WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES:  US President Donald Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, opening up a distinct possibility of a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This would be for the first time in 18 years that a US president would be attending an annual gathering of global economic leaders. "The president welcomes opportunities to advance his 'America First' agenda with world leaders," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference. ...

  • Narayana Murthy's Son-In-Law Inducted Into Theresa May's Top Team

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of January 2018
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    LONDON:  British Prime Minister Theresa May has inducted Indian-origin lawmaker Rishi Sunak into her government in the reshuffle of her top team of ministers and secretaries on Monday. Mr Sunak is the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy. The 36-year-old has been appointed as an under secretary of state in Britain's Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Theresa May's office tweeted late Tueday night: "Rishi Sunak MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Housing...

  • Supreme Court Sets Aside Order On Pictorial Warning On Tobacco Packs

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the operation of a Karnataka High Court order setting aside 2014 rules mandating that 85 per cent space on both sides of packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products carry pictorial warning on their harmful effects. Staying the December 15, 2017 order of the Karnataka High Court, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: "We are inclined to think that health of a citizen has primacy and he or she should be aware of what c...

  • Jet Air Hostess Caught On Plane With 3 Crore In Dollars, Wrapped In Foil

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A 25-year-old Jet Airways airhostess allegedly made seven trips to Hong Kong with illegal cash before she was arrested on Monday with Rs. 3.21 crore in US dollar bills wrapped in foil. A hawala operator who allegedly drafted her into his money-laundering network has also been arrested. "US Dollars valued at Rs. 3.21 crore recovered from a lady crew member of a Hong Kong-bound Jet Airways flight last night at the Indira Gandhi International airport," said the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in a statement on...

  • National Anthem Not A Must In Cinema Halls, Says Supreme Court

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court has accepted the centre's suggestion that the playing of national anthem before the screening of movies should not be made compulsory. The court modified its 2016 order a day after the government said a final call can be taken on the issue once a ministerial panel comes up with its guidelines on this. The affidavit filed by the Union home ministry on Monday came after the court, in October, asked it to decide on the matter following a countrywide debate on its earlier order that made the playing of ...

  • Procedure for re-verification of mobile connections for NRIs, etc.

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018

    A large number of overseas Indians have been making representations about facing difficulty in operating their mobile connections procured in India as the telecom operators are insisting on linking Aadhaar number with the mobile number.  As most of them do not possess Aadhaar Card, they are unable to link their Indian mobile number with the Aadhaar number.  The matter was taken up with the Department of Telecom (DoT) for exempting overseas Indians from linking Aadhaar with their Indian mobile connections and issuing suitable adviso...

  • ISRO's Heaviest Satellite To Boost Internet, A Boon For Rural India

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The heaviest satellite that India has ever made is also a springboard for the country to fully realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India programme. Weighing six tonnes or the combined weight of six sedans, the heavyweight communications satellite GSAT-11 will usher in satellite-based Internet services for the first time, a boon for rural India. Satellite-based Internet will be revolutionary for India's telecom sector, industry analysts say. The satellite is getting ready to be shipped to Kourou in ...

  • Tamil Nadu Transport Workers' Strike Continues, 14,000 Buses Remain Off Road

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of January 2018
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    CHENNAI:  Commuters in Tamil Nadu are stranded, forced to pay through the nose to autorickshaw and cab drivers or walk long distances as around 14,000 buses have remained off the road for the second day after transport workers' unions went on strike demanding a pay hike. Thousands of passengers yesterday waited at bus stands as only a third of the buses operated in Chennai and other areas in the state. Twelve workers' unions decided to strike after talks with the state transport minister did not result in any breakthrough, t...

  • CBSE class 10, 12 exam dates likely to be announced today

    Posted on : Friday 5th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is most likely announce the dates for class 10 and 12 exams Friday. The dates will be announced on the official website cbse.nic.in. Last year, class 10 exams were held from March 9 to April 29. A total of 16,67,573 candidates had appeared for the exam in 2017, the results of which were declared on June 3. Trivandrum region had the highest pass percentage at 99.85, followed by Madras at 99.62 and Allahabad at 98.23 per cent. Delhi fared badly, recording a pass percentage of 7...

  • Five Die Due To Extreme Cold In Uttar Pradesh

    Posted on : Friday 5th of January 2018
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    MUZAFFARNAGAR:  Four people have died due to intense cold wave conditions in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, according to the administration. According to a report from the district headquarter, Kherati (70) died due to cold at Miranpur town. 40-year-old Kuldeep died due to hostile weather conditions at Jansath town. A 50-year-old labourer, Budh Singh Saini, died due to sweeping cold conditions at Biharighar village in the district last night. Papan (48) was found shuddering in cold near the Shamli railway station. He wa...

  • Delhi High Court Paves Way For Recruitment Of Women In Territorial Army

    Posted on : Friday 5th of January 2018

    NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court today paved the way for recruitment of women in the Territorial Army (TA), saying any provision that bars them is ultra vires fundamental rights provided under the Constitution. The Territorial Army is the second line of defence after the regular Army. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the words "any person" in section 6 of the TA Act, shall include both men and women. The court also said that any provision of the Act which bars or bans recr...

  • How to link Aadhaar with mobile number using IVR: Here's a step-by-step guide

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
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    New Delhi: The process of re-verification of existing mobile subscribers using Aadhaar has now  become simpler and more convenient. Major telecom operators like Aitel, Vodafone and Idea are allowing re-verification of mobile number using One Time Password (OTP) based authentication for existing users. These operators have put in place an OTP based re-verification where subscribers can link their Aadhaar using IVRS on their mobile phone. Here's how you can link Aadhaar to your mobile number using IVR    Give...

  • Less Trains Running In Late Than Flights In Fogs: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Lesser number of trains are running in late than flights due to fog this year because of constant efforts for computerisation of the signalling system, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today. "Due to our constant efforts, less trains were running in late in comparison to flight during fogs," he claimed during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha. Mr Goyal said that a committee has been set up to review the flexi-fare system and recommend best options, keeping in mind the interests of passengers and the railways...

  • Government To Stick To Rs. 10,000 Study Fund Limit For Soldiers' Children

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Ignoring an appeal from the senior-most armed forces chief, the government has decided to not review the decision to cap the education expenditure of children of soldiers killed or disabled in action. In a statement in parliament on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry has said that 2,679 students were availing the scheme, of which 193 students have been drawing more than Rs. 10,000 per month, the cap proposed by the pay panel. Due to this Rs. 10,000 limit on educational expenses, the government saved just Rs. 3.2 crore in 2017...

  • 64 Trains Delayed, 24 Rescheduled And 21 Cancelled Due To Low Visibility In Delhi

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of January 2018
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    Heavy fog continues to envelope the National Capital and the surrounding suburbs for the second consecutive day this year. Train services have been severely hit once again with 65 trains being delayed, 24 rescheduled and 21 others cancelled. On Monday, 15 trains were cancelled, 20 rescheduled and 56 delayed. Hundreds of passengers were also left stranded for hours at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Over 300 flights were delayed and eight cancelled as dense fog hampered the visibility. The fall in mercury comes as Delhi...

  • Language Should Not Be A Barrier But A Facilitator To Promote Love For Science: PM Modi

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018

    KOLKATA:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for using vernacular languages in promoting science communication in a "big way" to develop "love of science" in the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator. Addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose's 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata via video-conference, PM Modi said professor Bose was a "crusader" for teaching of science in vernacular languages and had started a Benga...

  • New Year's Supermoon Comes With Caution In Goa

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The first supermoon of the new year on January 2 will be the biggest of the year. A supermoon is a lunar phenomenon that occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than the micromoon, according to NASA, and is among the must-watch celestial events. The new year's celebration in Goa, however, comes with a touch of caution due to the Supermoon phenomenon on January 2. The tourism authorities in Goa have issued an advisory warnin...

  • Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan joins BJP

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018

    Kolkata: Ishrat Jahan, one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, has joined the BJP, the party's state unit general secretary Sayantan Basu said today. "Ishrat Jahan joined the BJP at our Howrah office yesterday," Basu told PTI. Sources said Ishrat was felicitated by the Howrah BJP unit yesterday and inducted into the party. Basu said a state-level programme to felicitate her was yet to be organised. Ishrat was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case. Her husband had divorced her over the pho...

  • NASA's 2018 to do list includes mission to 'touch' Sun

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    Washington: NASA is turning 60 in 2018 and the agency is looking forward to launching a slew of important missions in the coming year, including one to "touch" the Sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe is scheduled for launch in 2018 to explore the Sun's outer atmosphere. The probe will use Venus' gravity during seven flybys over nearly seven years to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun, according to a NASA statement. The spacecraft will fly through the Sun's atmosphere as close as 6.2 million kilometer...

  • Salary-linked punching system in Secretariat kicks off

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The automated salary-linked punching system to monitor attendance of the secretariat staff here has been kicked off. From now on the employees have to swipe in and out marking their attendance in the bio-metric system, failing which their remuneration will be affected. In a month, three hours’ exemption is being provided to employees. Employees will also have to mark their attendance in the register. Identity cards too have been made mandatory. However, a decision is yet to be taken on the attendance...

  • India Welcomes 2018 With Revelry, Voting Rights For Millennium Children

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Celebrations across India and beyond marked the beginning of 2018. From big cities to small towns, revellers were seen out on the streets making most of the night that bid adieu to 2017 and welcomes the new year. From Hyderabad to Mumbai, people celebrated the start of the year with fireworks, parties and prayers. Midnight prayers were held in several churches across the country. In Delhi, areas like India Gate, Connaught Place and Hauz Khas Village teemed with people till late in the night. Bengaluru's Brigade R...

  • 14 killed, several injured in fire at Mumbai rooftop pub

    Posted on : Friday 29th of December 2017
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    Mumbai: At least 14 people were killed and 21 injured when a major fire broke out at a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound here early on Friday. The blaze was reported around 12.30 am from a bistro The Mojo, a rooftop restaurant pub in The Kamla Trade House, and quickly spread to another surrounding pub and a restaurant, an official of BMC Disaster Control said. More than 12 fire tenders were rushed to fight the blaze which was brought under control around 6.30 am. Most of the victims are said to be women. The firemen could rescue 10...

  • Billionaire Mukesh Ambani comes to the rescue of brother Anil's debt-ridden RCom

    Posted on : Friday 29th of December 2017

    New Delhi: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Thursday stepped in to bail out younger brother Anil Ambani's debt- ridden Reliance Communications by acquiring spectrum, tower, optical fiber network and other wireless assets. While the two companies did not disclose the deal size, banking sources pegged the transaction value at Rs 24,000- 25,000 crore. The announcement comes just two days after Reliance Communications - promoted by Anil Ambani - disclosed a new deal with the lenders under which nearly Rs 40,000 crore will be raised throu...

  • 24-Hour Power To All By March 2019: Power Minister

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  By March 2019, all homes in the country will be provided uninterrupted 24-hour power supply throughout the year, Power Minister RK Singh said today. RK Singh said by December 2018, 1,694 villages, which are yet to be electrified, will have electricity connection and works in this regard has been going on. All homes will get 24-hour power by March 2019, he said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha. Mr Singh also said a new law will be enacted to impose penalties on power discoms in case of failure to provide unin...

  • Holiday notice

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of December 2017

    The Embassy of India shall remain closed on Monday 1st January 2018 for the new year.  However, emergency consular services will be available. ...

  • 'Tighten Cybersecurity': Railway Minister After Alleged Tatkal Ticketing Scam

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Isn't it strange that many of us are mostly unable to book confirmed railway tickets under the Tatkal category, but when we dial an agent, it's done, immediately? Well, it has turned out to be a case of an alleged cyber fraud. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused a software programmer, one of its own, of being the brain behind an illegal software that subverted the railways reservation system, allowing the agents to book hundreds of Tatkal tickets in a few seconds. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal t...

  • In Delhi airport's world-class T3, AIIMS professor bleeds for 1-hr over lack of medical aid

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of December 2017

    NEW DELHI: In New Delhi airport's world-class Terminal 3, a senior professor from AIIMS Jodhpur, severely bleeding from the forehead, frantically searched for medical aid for more than an hour, without any success. Dr Prem Prakash Sharma, kept searching for the medical aid room at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), which was reportedly locked. Incidentally, there's a lavish Medanta clinic inside the airport but both the professor and the airport staff were unaware of it. The incident took place on December 19...

  • 30 Trains Delayed, 10 Cancelled Due To Low Visibility In Delhi

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Train services have taken a major hit in the national capital region owing to heavy fog that has engulfed Delhi and the adjoining areas. A steady drop in the mercury level resulted in Delhi registering 6.3 degrees on Sunday. Today, 30 trains are arriving late, 6 have been rescheduled and 10 cancelled due to low visibility and operational reasons. An official of the MeT Department said that at 8.30 am, the visibility recorded was 300 m at Safdarjung Observatory. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted m...

  • India Set To Be 5th Largest Economy in 2018, Overtaking UK, France: Report

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of December 2017
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    LONDON:  India looks set to overtake Britain and France in 2018 to become the world's fifth-largest economy in dollar terms, a report showed today. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) consultancy's 2018 World Economic League Table showed an upbeat view of the global economy, boosted by cheap energy and technology prices. India's rise is part of a trend that will see Asian economies increasingly dominate the top 10 largest economies over the next 15 years. "India's economy has caught up with...

  • Kerala celebrates Christmas with fervor

    Posted on : Monday 25th of December 2017
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    Kochi: Rejoicing the birth of Jesus Christ, people are celebrating Christmas with traditional fervor and piety with the faithful thronging churches for special prayers and mass. In Kerala, the faithful congregated for the midnight service in cathedrals and churches across the state where senior bishops and priests conducted special masses and gave out the Christmas message. Churches and homes are tastefully decked up with cribs depicting the birth-in-the manger scene and stars twinkling on Christmas trees. The state has been in t...

  • Pope defends immigrants on Christmas Eve, says faith demands that foreigners be welcomed

    Posted on : Monday 25th of December 2017
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    Vatican City: Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass yesterday, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed. Francis, celebrating his fifth Christmas as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, led a solemn Mass for about 10,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica while many others followed the service from the square outside. Security was stepped up, with participants were checked as they approached St. Peter...

  • Centre Refuses To Declare Cyclone Ockhi As National Disaster

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Union government on Friday refused to declare, as a "national calamity", Cyclone Ockhi in which 74 people lost their lives and as many as 214 went missing when it struck Tamil Nadu and Kerala last month. However, it acknowledged the cyclone as "rare and extraordinary" which turned into lethal cyclonic storm from deep depression within six hours. "We can't declare it as national calamity as rules don't allow and the government has its own compulsions. However, the government has re...

  • Class 10 Girl Dies After Being Shot At By Friend Over Alleged Argument

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of December 2017
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    GHAZIABAD:  A class 10 girl, who was allegedly shot at in the head by her male friend following a heated argument, died last night, police said today. After the assault, the victim had slipped into coma. According to the police, the boy, a class 11 student, and the girl were returning home on a scooty from a coaching centre when the incident took place. The boy also shot himself with a licensed pistol of his father, the police said. Senior Superintendent of Police HN Singh said that the girl was shifted to a Noida hospital after...

  • 27 Dead After Bus Falls Off Bridge Into River In Rajasthan

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of December 2017
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    DABI, RAJASTHAN:  At least 27 people have died and many injured after a bus skidded off a bridge and fell into a river near Dubi in Rajasthan this morning. The bus was ferrying passengers from Lal Soth to Sawai Madhopur, about 65 km away, when it reportedly lost balance due to sudden burst of front tyre and fell off the bridge into Banas river in Rajasthan's Swai Madhopur district. "Around 50 people were in the bus of which 27 people have died; injured have been sent to near by hospitals," a senior police officer s...

  • Proposal to raise min marks in engineering entrance exam from 10 to 20

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of December 2017
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    Thiruvananthapuram: A proposal has been mooted in a top-level meeting to raise the minimum marks in engineering entrance exam from 10 to 20. It was also proposed at a meeting for prospectus revision that no compensation should be levied from those who leave the college after the academic year commences. At the same time, worries have been raised on whether the entrance exam itself will stand legal scrutiny, as the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) rules do not specify entrance exams this year. It is for the cabine...

  • India, China Hold 20th Round Of Border Talks

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA:  India and China on Friday held special representative level talks on key aspects related to border issues. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi met for the 20th round of the India-China border talks along with senior officials. During the day-long talks, the Doklam episode and other concerns pertaining to unresolved issues of boundary between India and China are expected to be discussed. The Doklam standoff began on June 16 over People's Liberation Army'...

  • 176 Non-Performing Officers Retired In Public Interest: Government

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  As many as 176 government officers were asked to retire in public interest for being non-performers, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "As per the available information, provisions under Financial Rules 56 (j) and similar provisions under service rules have been invoked/recommended in case of 53 Group A officers and 123 Group B officers of central civil services, during the period from July 1, 2014 till October 31, 2017," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply. The FR ...

  • Unseen footage of Jayalalithaa having juice on hospital bed released

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    CHENNAI: A day before RK Nagar by-polls, unseen footage of late AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa inside Chennai's Apollo Hospital, days before her death, was released on Wednesday. Jayalalithaa held the RK Nagar assembly seat till she died. In the video, the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is seen sitting on the hospital bed, sipping from a glass of juice and probably watching television. The footage was released by TTV Dhinakaran's supporter P Vetriivel. Speaking to media, Vetriivel said, "It's false that no one...

  • 'Black Brahmaputra': As River Turns Muddy, Assam Leader Blames China

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    GUWAHATI:  Assam's lifeline, the mighty Brahmaputra, could be turning into a threat to life along the river that it supported all along. Its waters are muddy and black. The culprit is Siang river that originates in the Tibetan Glaciers and meets the Brahmaputra in Assam and there are fears it is getting worse. A little over ten days after a test of a water sample from the river indicated that its turbidity was way over the safe limits for human consumption and set alarm bells ringing, NDTV got the Siang water samples tested ...

  • 'We Rule 19 States, Even Indira Gandhi Had 18': Emotional PM At BJP Meet

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was emotional and was given a standing ovation as the BJP's parliamentarians met for the first time today after election victories for the party in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. "This is a big victory; we are now ruling 19 states. Even Indira Gandhi, when she was in power, was in 18 states," PM Modi reportedly told BJP MPs, sharing the journey of the party from two seats in the 1984 to now. But the prime minister warned his colleagues against complacency ahead of a string of...

  • India's first Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to give travellers undersea experience, but building it no easy feat

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    MUMBAI: Nearly seven kilometres of upcoming high-speed bullet train project connecting two major metropolis – Mumbai and Ahmedabad – will lie under the sea. For the first time in India, travellers will experience this spectacular feat of riding under the sea near Thane creek at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour.  But building this undersea stretch in no easy feat. “About 7 km of the 21 km long tunnel will be undersea. We need to know the strata which are good enough for the tunnel to cross through,” said...

  • PM Modi reaches Kerala, will visit Cyclone Ockhi-hit areas

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of December 2017

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prime minister Narendra Modi landed in Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Tuesday to review the situation in the state after Cyclone Ockhi battered the southern coastal districts. He was received by Kerala governor P Sathasivam and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Modi then left for Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu by helicopter. He flew in from Lakshadweep after chairing a high-level meeting to discuss impact of Cyclone Ockhi at Kavaratti. Modi, who reached the island Tuesday morning, was received by top of...

  • Elections Won, BJP To Send Top Leaders To Prep For Naming Chief Ministers

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The BJP has postponed to tomorrow its meeting of party MPs held every Tuesday when parliament is in session. Many parliamentarians, sources said, were involved in hectic electioneering in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and the meeting was rescheduled to give the party a day to regroup. The BJP has won both states in results announced yesterday and will send central observers to oversee the naming of chief ministers. The BJP swept Himachal Pradesh, snatching it from the Congress and taking the total of states where it is in...

  • Donald Trump's 'America First National Strategy' Has 'Leadership Role For India'

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of December 2017
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    NEW YORK:  Unveiling his "America First National Strategy," US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington will support a "leadership role" for India in the "broader" Indo-Pacific region. Donald Trump's all-encompassing strategy plan looks for allies to face what he sees as "an extraordinarily dangerous world, filled with a wide range of threats". Against this scenario, he declared: "We will deepen our strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in I...

  • Gujarat victory shows Modi's connect with people: Manohar Parrikar

    Posted on : Monday 18th of December 2017
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    Panaji: The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat shows the strength of the connect between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of his home state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Monday. "The victory shows the strength of the connect between the Prime Minister and the people of Gujarat," Parrikar told the media. "It is confirmation of next government. We will ensure that BJP wins handsomely in Karnataka," Parrikar said, when asked if the Gujarat victory was an indicator of...

  • India Is Afghanistan's Most Reliable Regional Partner: Pentagon

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of December 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  India is Afghanistan's "most reliable regional partner", the Pentagon told the US Congress today as it welcomed additional economic, medical, and civic support from New Delhi to the war-torn country. "India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner and the largest contributor of development assistance in the region," said the Pentagon in its report to the Congress titled 'Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan'. This assistance includes civil development projects su...

  • Rahul Gandhi Takes Charge As Congress President From Mother Sonia Today

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi will take over as party chief today, in place of his mother Sonia Gandhi, a generational shift at the top of India's oldest party that could have trickle-down effects too. Mr Gandhi, who has often been seen as a reluctant politician, was named the chief-to-be on Monday after no one else from his party challenged him in the internal election. Celebrations began early this morning, party workers were seen dancing, distributing sweets outside the Congress headquarter in Delhi. Mr Gand...

  • Sonia Gandhi Retiring As Party President, Not From Politics: Congress

    Posted on : Friday 15th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Sonia Gandhi has retired as Congress president and not from politics, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala today said, dismissing speculation that she has quit public life. He said Sonia Gandhi will hand over the baton to Rahul Gandhi but her wisdom will continue to be the guiding light for the party. Asked what role she will assume after Rahul Gandhi takes over the reins of the party, Sonia Gandhi told media persons in the Parliament complex: "My role is to retire." Mr Surjewala tweeted: "Would si...

  • Sushma Swaraj Grants Medical Visa To Five Pakistani Children

    Posted on : Friday 15th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today announced granting visa to five Pakistani children, including a 10-month-old baby, for medical treatment in India. "There is a request for medical visa from some Pakistani children - Muhammad Ahmad (10 months), Abuzar (7 years), Mohit (7 years), Zainab Shahzadi (8 years) and Muhammad Zain Aslam (9 years). We grant visa for all these Pakistani children for their treatment in India," Swaraj tweeted. She also announced accepting request for medical visa of two othe...

  • 200 Verizon Employees Escorted Out With Security In Chennai

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017
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    CHENNAI:  Two days after 200 employees of IT major Verizon were escorted out of their office in Chennai by guards, another 700 are being laid from its facilities in India, claims a union that represents techies. Verizon has 7,000 employees in India at offices in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. In an email to NDTV, the company did not comment on how many people are being pink-slipped. It chose to describe the retrenchment as "role rationalisation not to meet a specific number but to match the talent with the requirements of th...

  • Aadhaar Linking Deadline For Everything May Be Extended To March: Centre

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017

    NEW DELHI:  The deadline for linking Aadhaar for all financial institutions and welfare schemes can be extended to March 31, 2018, the government told the Supreme Court today. In case of bank accounts, old and new, the Centre has already relaxed the deadline, but it has not been stretched across the board. For linking Aadhaar to cellphone Sim, the Centre has left the decision to the Supreme Court - the current deadline is February 6, 2018. The top court is hearing a number of petitions that have challenged the validity of the 12-dig...

  • Minister Faces Angry Passengers On Delayed Flight. Air India Suspends 3

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India's national carrier Air India has suspended three employees and warned the pilot for arriving late after over 100 passengers, including Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, had to wait inside a plane for over an hour on Wednesday. The minister demanded an explanation from new Air India chief Pradeep Kharola after angry passengers confronted him and demanded to know why their flight from Delhi to Vijaywada was not taking off. Mr Raju, surrounded by protesting passengers, phoned Mr Kharola from the air...

  • Kuwait Arts Association opens int'l arts forum

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, Kuwait Arts Association (KAA) opened the international arts forum on Wednesday evening. The event, being held under auspices of Sheikha Dr. Suaad Al-Sabah, falls in the framework of the KAA efforts to foster talented artists, KAA chairman and head of the Union of Arab Artists Abdulrasould Salman said. The forum gathered 30 creative artists from Arab and European countries; its agenda includes a workshop on live drawing, he said at the opening ceremony. The KAA celebrati...

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Search Operations Continue, Death Toll Climbs To 58

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of December 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the Centre has agreed to continue search operations for the missing fishermen in Cyclone Ockhi that hit the state's coast on November 29 and 30. The death toll in the disaster has, meanwhile, climbed to 58 with more bodies recovered from high seas. State control room officials said three bodies were found off the coast of Kozhikode and three from Kochi. Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has agreed to continue the search operations in the high ...

  • Doklam Standoff Put Severe Pressure On Ties, China Told Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI: The military stand-off in Doklam had put "severe pressure" on relations between China and India, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart Sushma Swaraj at their meeting in Delhi, their first in Delhi after the 73-day border crisis that ended in August this year. Mr Wang, who had last week credited Beijing handling what he had called the "trespass" into Doklam with "restraint", also underlined that "lessons should be learned and (it) should not happen again," according to new...

  • 2001 Parliament Attack Anniversary Updates: PM Modi, Senior Lawmakers Pay Tribute

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, along with other senior lawmakers this morning paid tribute on the 16th anniversary of the attack on the Parliament. Earlier, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had tweeted, "On this day in 2001, our brave soldiers and Parliament staff repulsed the attack on our Parliament House. Respects to our martyrs. The nation shall remember with pride their sacrifice." Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Congress Trapped In Blue Whale Game, Final Episode On December 18: PM Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of December 2017
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    PATAN, GUJARAT:  The Congress is "entrapped" in a 'Blue Whale' challenge and will see the final episode on December 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, invoking the online game which culminates in the player committing suicide, to attack the opposition party. Addressing a rally in northern Gujarat on the second last day of campaigning for the final phase of Assembly elections, PM Modi targeted Congress's president-elect Rahul Gandhi, saying he was born with a "golden spoon" and has not seen p...

  • Faulty EVMs in Gujarat Being Replaced Immediately, Says Poll Commission

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of December 2017
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    AHMEDABAD:  More than 70 Electronic Voting Machines failed to function in Gujarat, where assembly elections are being held for the first phase today. The machines were spread across 16 seats of Surat's urban and rural seats, dominated by small traders and the Patidar community, which, the opposition Congress says, are disenchanted with the BJP. The Election Commission said the faulty machines have been replaced immediately. Tinkering of EVMs have been a huge grouch of the opposition after the BJP's sweeping victory in Uttar ...

  • In Swipe At Gujarat Model, Manmohan Singh Says It Only Helped Top 1 Per Cent

    Posted on : Friday 8th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Gujarat model of the BJP has only benefited the top one per cent of the society, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said on Thursday, continuing with the Congress' attack on the BJP's economic policies in the state and the national government, which the party says, had hurt common people and benefited only a miniscule population of the state. "Every community and class, except a few rich businessmen, are raising their voice against the inequality and injustice of the Gujarat model as operationalised...

  • UNESCO Recognises Kumbh Mela As Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Posted on : Friday 8th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet by the international organisation said. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UN body inscribed Kumbh Mela on the "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" at its 12th session in Jeju, South Korea. The meeting, which opened on December 4, will end on December 9. "A matter of immense joy and pride for India,"...

  • PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates B R Ambedkar International Centre

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the B R Ambedkar International Centre here and said it would be an important place for research on social and economic issues. The prime minister also unveiled two statues of the Dalit icon at the centre in Janpath. Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of State Ramdas Athawale and Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vijay Goel were also present at the event. "The centre will prove to be an inspiration for the promot...

  • Deadline For Linking Aadhaar To Be Extended To March 31

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of December 2017

    NEW DELHI:  The deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts and various government schemes will be pushed back from December 31 to March 31, the government has told the Supreme Court today. The extension, however, will apply only to those who do not have the Unique Identification Number yet. The government will issue notification for the extension tomorrow, Attorney General KK Venugopal, who is representing the Centre, told the court. But the deadline for Aadhaar linking to cellphone numbers, February 6, cannot be extended, since th...

  • Kuwait underlines importance of UN Convention on maritime Law

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of December 2017

    NEW YORK  (KUNA) -- Kuwait stressed the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which has become the legal core of international agreements and instruments. This came during the speech of the Permanent Delegation of Kuwait to the UN delivered by the Second Secretary Mohammad Al-Ajmi to the UN General Assembly in its 72nd session while discussing maritime article and law of sea late on Tuesday. Al-Ajmi called on non-member states to join the conference for their prominent role in achieving the ...

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of December 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Wednesday a cable to President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, 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 marking the occasion. ...

  • In A First, Indian Army To Train Afghan Women Military Personnel

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of December 2017
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    CHENNAI:  In a first, Indian Army will train a group of Afghan women military personnel at Officers Training Academy in Chennai. The women officers have been selected from different provinces and represent all the major ethnicities of the country. The group of Afghan women officers include 17 from the Army, three from the Air Force, some from the Special Forces and others from the intelligence, strategic and public affairs, medical, education, law and finance departments in the Afghan Ministry of Defence. "The aim of the tr...

  • GCC Summit kicks off with expectations for further stability, security

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of December 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will kick off its 38th summit hosted by Kuwait on Tuesday amid aspirations to maintain further stability, security and integration amongst its member nations. The participants are set to discuss several matters at the two-day session, including regional and international developments, particularly political and security challenges, which urge the doubling of efforts aimed at integration and responding to the hopes and aspirations of their peoples. Earlier on Monday, the 144th Minist...

  • Disaster Management Authority Cautions Fishermen From Venturing Out To Sea

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA:  The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today asked fishermen in both eastern and western coasts not to venture out in the sea for the next three days as heavy rainfall is expected in many areas due to Cyclone Ockhi. The NDMA asked people not to panic in case of a cyclone alert and in an advisory said that fishermen along and off Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts should not venture into sea from December 6 to 8 while fishermen along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands are advised not to venture into s...

  • France chooses Kuwait's Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah as 2017 'Defense Figure'

    Posted on : Monday 4th of December 2017

    PARIS  (KUNA) -- France announced choosing Kuwaiti Commander Sheikh Mubarak Ali Al-Sabah as the 'Defense Figure' of 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the development of security and defense services. French defense ministry organized a special event on this occasion earlier today that will continue for five days, in which Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah will hold talks on a number of security and strategic issues with French military officials. He will discuss bilateral issues related to security, war against terror, an...

  • Aadhaar card linking

    Posted on : Monday 4th of December 2017

    In the recent past several Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) have been asked to submit or link their Aadhaar number to avail the services/benefits/schemes such as operation of bank account, etc. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has clarified that: (i) Aadhaar number as an identity document may be sought only from the ‘residents’ of India.  Section 2(v) of the Aadhaar Act defines ‘resident’ as an individual who has resided ...

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Gujarat, Maharashtra on alert as IMD issues fresh warning

    Posted on : Monday 4th of December 2017
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    AHMEDABAD: Cyclone Ockhi is now moving towards the coasts of Gujarat and Maharashtra said the Indian Meteorological Department while issuing a “very severe cyclonic storm” warning and advising fishermen not to venture into the sea. “Sea condition would be rough to very rough along & off north Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts from 4th night to 6th December 2017 morning,” said the IMD. Both the states are on high alert and have asked fishermen to avoid the sea. The deadly cyclone, which lashed the co...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi Greet Nation On Milad-Un-Nabi

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017

    NEW DELHI:  President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended greetings on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid, which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Mawlid is observed as the Islamic prophet's birthday and is commemorated in Rabi'al-awwal, the third month in the religious calendar. "On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the Prophet's birthday, good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad," President Kovind said in a tweet...

  • Newborn Declared Dead: Max Hospital Licence Can Be Cancelled If Found Guilty, Says Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The licence of an upscale Delhi hospital, which incorrectly declared a baby dead along with his still-born twin and handed over the bodies to the parents in plastic bags, can be cancelled if it is found guilty, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said today. A preliminary report is expected to arrive by Monday evening and the health department will issue the detailed report within a week, the minister said. The inquiry was ordered yesterday by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The twins, born on Thursday morning at a ...

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

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Saturday a cable to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nahayan, congratulating him on his country's 46th national day anniversary. In his cable, His Highness the Amir expressed his best wishes and praise to achievements made by UAE in various fields, wishing Sheikh Khalifa good health and prosperity. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-...

  • Parliament Speaker congratulates UAE on Nat'l day

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent a cable on Saturday to UAE President of the Federal National Council Dr. Amal Al-Qubaisi and UAE Advisory National Council President Abdullah Al-Masoud, congratulating them on their country's national day. ...

  • Cyclone Ockhi Batters Kerala, Tamil Nadu; Warships Sent For Rescue Operations

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017
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    CHENNAI/ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cyclone Ockhi, which claimed 13 lives in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, has now moved beyond Lakshadweep, the weather department said bringing huge relief to the people of the rain-battered states. However, many fishermen are still missing and warships have been deployed to comb the southeastern coast for fishing boats missing in wild seas. Ockhi is now expected to travel north towards Mumbai and Gujarat in the next 48 hours, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director S Sudevan in Thiruvananthapuram...

  • Delhi hospital gives 'dead' twins to family, one found alive later

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017

    NEW DELHI: One of the newborn twins, who were declared dead by Delhi's Shalimar Bagh Max Hospital, was on Friday found alive by its family. The hospital authority handed over the twins to the family in plastic bags. However, on the way back to their home, the parents realised that one of the twins showed movements.The parents immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where they were informed that one of the infants was alive. Following the incident, Union Health Minister JP Nadda spoke to Health Secretary in connection with the hos...

  • Miss World Manushi Chhillar Meets Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Newly-crowned Miss World Manushi Chhillar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Manushi was accompanied by her parents and brother. "Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2017 calls on PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi," a Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweet stated. The beauty queen was elegantly dressed in an ivory contemporary ethnic wear ensemble and silver earrings, with her hair pulled back in a bun. Before meeting Modi, the 20-year-old Haryana girl had tweeted: "Excited to meet the honourable Pri...

  • Barack Obama In Delhi Today, Meeting With PM Modi Expected

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Former US President Barack Obama, who is in Delhi today for a townhall for the Obama Foundation, is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the visit. The two leaders had developed a warm rapport during Mr Obama's tenure as the President. In a Facebook message, Mr Obama has said, "I will be conducting a townhall with young leaders of India who can share with me some of the works they are trying to do to make communities better and also answer questions on how Obama Foundation can help." At th...

  • 8 Dead, 80 Fishermen Missing As Cyclone Ockhi Nears Lakshadweep

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017
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    KANYAKUMARI/CHENNAI:  Cyclone Ockhi, that killed eight people in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is moving closer to Lakshadweep. As of this morning, Cyclone Ockhi is hovering 160 km east of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. The Met office said the worst seems to be over in the mainland and that the cyclone has moved away from Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. But the forecasters have warned of heavy rain in south Kerala for the next 24 hours and south Tamil Nadu for the next 12 hours. Schools in the coastal districts in the two states h...

  • Kuwaiti oil price down 18 cents to stand at USD 60.18 pb

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 18 cents and settled at USD 60.18 per barrel Sunday, compared to USD 60.36 per barrel since last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Tuesday. On world markets, oil prices fell yesterday due to expectations of an increase in supply after the expected restart of the Canadian-US pipeline, which was stopped a while ago, as well as uncertainty about Russia's intention to continue extending production cuts before the OPEC meeting this week. Oil crude price Brent m...

  • Kuwait takes part in chemical weapons prevention conference

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017

    BRUSSELS (KUNA) -- Kuwait has participated in the Conference of the States Parties of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), held in The Hague, Netherlands, late Monday. During the meeting, Morocco was elected president of the current session. OPCW is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which started its work in 1997. OPCW includes 192 member-states, aiming to achieve a world with no chemical weapons. The organization believes that preventing the use of chemistry in warfare will prote...

  • PM Modi To Launch Much-Awaited Hyderabad Metro Today

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro at 2.15 pm at the Miypur station. The commercial operations for the 30-km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, will start on Wednesday. After the launch, PM Modi will travel by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, and they will return to Miyapur, PTI reported. Initially, the trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm and the timings would be ...

  • Former Planning Commission Member NK Singh Appointed 15th Finance Commission Chairman

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The government on Monday appointed former Planning Commission Member NK Singh as chairman of 15th Finance Commission, which among other things will look into impact of GST on finances of the Centre and states, said a notification. The commission will recommend devolution of shareable central taxes to the states and their inter-se distribution. The commission will also review several important aspects of federal fiscal finance. The commission will make recommendations, by October 2019, for five years commencing April ...

  • Ivanka Trump, PM Modi To Launch Global Entrepreneurship Summit Tomorrow

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Ivanka Trump, the advisor and daughter of US President Donald Trump, has said the Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by India and America is a testament to their growing economic and security partnership. Ms Trump will be leading a delegation of senior Trump administration officials and entrepreneurs at the three-day Summit in Hyderabad beginning tomorrow. The summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More than 1200 young entrepreneurs, a majority of whom are women, from 127 countries would a...

  • Mumbai Airport Hits Record Number Of Flights, 969 In 24 Hours

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017
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    Rising incomes and cheaper fares offered by budget carriers are fueling air travel in India, an aviation market set to be the third biggest behind China and the U.S. In signs traffic is surging, Mumbai on Friday handled 969 flights in a 24-hour period, a world record for an airport that operates only one runway at any given point of time, the Times of India reported Sunday, citing an official at the Mumbai International Airport Ltd. The aim is to reach 1,000 aircraft movements, the official told the newspaper. Indian carriers flew ab...

  • Inspection of houses in Khaitan Block 10

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and State Minister for Municipality Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri has confirmed formation of a committee tasked to inspect houses in Block 10, Khaitan to determine their lifespan in preparation for their appraisal and transformation into commercial residential units, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Jabri made the statement recently at Matar Al-Bugaili Diwaniya in Khaitan. He disclosed the committee will start working next week and then it will submit its report regarding the houses. Courtesy ...

  • Ban on Kuwaiti sports to be lifted very soon: report

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : There are suggestions by host country Qatar to involve Kuwait in co-hosting some matches of 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the first week of December may witness the lifting of ban on Kuwaiti sport, says international sources, reports Al-Jarida daily. They indicated ongoing meetings between Kuwaiti and international sports authorities to get the ban on Kuwait sport lifted, in coordination with Doha. The daily quoting reliable sources disclosed that series of meetings have been held with concerned officials from Kuwait and Qatar w...

  • ‘12,000 Kuwaitis using Bitcoin currency amounting $1 billion’

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has not been enthusiastic about any new electronic product, as is the case with the process of the virtual currency Bitcoin (BTC), reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting sources said this year until October 2017 a total of 12,000 Kuwaitis have been using this virtual currency and the size of their portfolios is now about one billion dollars after the currency multiplied seven times in 10 months. The size of the portfolio began on average $10,000 (equivalent to 3 thousand dinars), after which inflation reached m...

  • Holiday notice on the occasion of ID-E-MILAD

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    The Embassy of India shall remain closed on THURSDAY, 30th NOVEMBER, 2017 on the occasion of ID-E-MILAD (BIRTHDAY OF PROPHET MOHAMMED). However, emergency consular services will be available. ...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Urges Legal Fraternity To Provide Free Services To Poor

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Expressing concern over non-affordability of legal services by the poor in the country, President Ram Nath Kovind today called upon on the legal fraternity to provide free legal services them. President Kovind, after inaugurating two-day conference on National Law Day, said the poor often shy away from judicial process due to delay and costs, and this has to be addressed. "India has acquired a reputation of an expensive legal system. In part, this is because of delays but there is also a question of affordabilit...

  • India Passing Through Fast Formalisation Of Economy: Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said India is at present passing through a stage that will in future be recognised as a phase of fast formalisation of the economy. Speaking at a State Bank of India (SBI) event in New Delhi, he said India is seeing "the replacement of a cash dominated economy with a more formal and digitised economy. One of the great changes will be the way India spends its money".  The move towards digitisation was expedited post demonetisation of higher denomination currency n...

  • Permanent residence eyed for expats spending 30 years in Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Several MPs are gradually coming up to the idea of granting permanent residence to expatriates spending 30 years in Kuwait, amid growing concern about the current demographic imbalance, and issue of marginal workers and visa trade. The lawmakers did not overlook the demographic issue while discussing the idea, which they have carefully considered on humanitarian grounds. In this context, MP Abdullah Fahad stated the thought of granting permanent residency to expatriates who spent 30 years in Kuwait after relevant amendm...

  • ‘CSC delays appointment of 35 expats as social workers’

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended the appointment of 35 expatriates as social workers after they had completed the necessary procedures including medical tests, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting education sources. The sources pointed out the CSC refused to complete the appointment procedures. The sources added the Ministry of Education had resorted to signing local contracts with the social workers and psychological researchers in order to fill the needs of this specialization in the absence of citizens who hav...

  • Around 70% of Municipality’s buildings ‘unlicensed’: report

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Around 70 percent of Kuwait Municipality’s buildings are unlicensed as per the report of the Committee on Establishment of Artistic File for Installations, a reliable source told Al-Rai daily. The source revealed Director General of the Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi issued an administrative decision to form a committee that will inspect all buildings of the Municipality and submit a report in this regard. The source said the committee consists of 13 members with Bashayer Al- Awadi from the Construction Department...

  • KTV launches ‘Hear & Obey’ in honor of His Highness the Amir

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait TV launched the song ‘Hear and Obey’ in honour of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, which reflects the solidarity and unity of the Kuwaiti people to abide by the wise instructions of His Highness that aims to realize the best of interest Kuwait and its people. The song includes many expressions that reflect the love of the Kuwaiti people for His Highness the Amir and their appreciation towards his great efforts and active role in enhancing and strengthen...

  • After Jayalalithaa, Who? RK Nagar Votes On December 21, Results On 24th

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017
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    CHENNAI:  RK Nagar, the constituency in Tamil Nadu's Chennai that has been vacant since the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa a year ago, will vote on December 21 for a new representative. The result will be declared on December 24. The dates have been announced three days after the Madras High Court gave a December 31 deadline for the election of a new lawmaker for the constituency. The election for RK Nagar, which Jayalalithaa represented for two terms, was cancelled earlier in April following allegations o...

  • PM Modi Inaugurates Largest-Ever Global Conference On Cyber Space

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space or GCCS today in Delhi, an official statement said. GCCS is one of the worlds largest conferences on cyber space. The theme of the two-day conference is Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development. "This is a historic moment for all of us to host the Fifth edition of the Global Conference of Cyberspace in India. I believe it is a recognition of India's emerging role as a massive...

  • Deportation for Expatriate who repeats offence for not using safety belt and uses mobile phone while driving

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Parallel to ambiguity hovering over the constitutionality and legality of the recent amendment to traffic laws regarding penalties for not using safety belt, using mobile phone by hand while, driving and parking on pavement, Director of the General Public Relations and Security Media Department Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash disclosed that the ministry will deport any expatriate who repeats the violation of driving without safety belt and use mobile by hand while driving. In a televised interview concerning the new traffic law a...

  • ‘Disarray’ draws motorists ire gone to take seized cars

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chaos and resentment prevailed when some people went to collect their vehicles which were impounded by the authorities from motorists who were caught not wearing the seat belts or speaking on the phone while driving. After the exception of some cases, since last Thursday, the places where impounded vehicles are kept saw hundreds of people who had gone to pick their vehicles and most of them left the place angrily because they did not get a satisfactory answer to their queries or failed to find their cars. This situation...

  • ‘Kuwaitis over 90 pct of MoE staff, no termination of expat employees

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A senior education source has dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s of the plan to replace expatriates and annual appointments of Kuwaitis in the ministry, stating the percentage of Kuwaitis in the Ministry of Education has exceeded 90 percent, which is the requirement of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in government institutions, reports Al- Rai daily. “We met the CSC officials some time ago and discussed the administrative, educational and technical professions issues and came to the conclusion that the ...

  • Kuwait will experience a bitterly cold winter this year

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Weather forecasters said Kuwait will experience a bitterly cold winter this year and temperatures will drop in the next few days, reports Al-Qabas daily. Astronomer Adel Al- Saadoun explained the recent rain shower is an indicator of the coming heavy rains. Courtesy : Arab Times   ...

  • Kuwait donates USD one million to victims of Hurricanes Irma, Maria

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA): Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of $ one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September. This announcement was delivered by Kuwait’s Permanent Delegate to the UN Headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi to the donor’s conference for the reconstruction states within the Caribbean Sea region. Ambassador Al-Otaibi said that Kuwait was always eager to pro...

  • Father, Uncle Arrested After Body Of 3 Young Siblings Found In Forests

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A man in Haryana has been arrested along with his cousin for the murder of his three little children, whose bodies were found yesterday from a forest around 90 km from their home. Sameer, 11, Simran, 8 and Samar, 5, were shot in the head at close range on Sunday, allegedly by their uncle. The family stays in Kurukshetra, around 93 km from Chandigarh. The father, Sonu Malik, runs a photo studio. What prompted the tragic triple murder is not clear yet but the police suspect, based on statements by the family, that the ...

  • Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu arrives in Kochi for a two-day visit

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    Kochi: Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu arrived in Kochi on Tuesday for a two-day visit. This is his first visit to the state as vice-president. He was presented a with a guard of honor on arrival. Naidu will take part in three programs during his two-day visit. Hours before the VP's visit, an unmanned aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed at the Naval base in Kochi. Courtesy : Manorama ...

  • Dileep can fly to Dubai: Kerala HC grants permission to actor-accused

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    Kochi The Kerala High Court has granted Dileep, an accused in the February 17 actress attack case, to travel abroad. The HC has asked the Angamaly court to release the passport to the actor for going to Dubai for a week. The court rejected the prosecution's arguments that Dileep was traveling abroad to influence the witnesses of the sensational crime. The prosecution had strongly opposed Dileep's plea to go abroad. They alleged that Dileep, who was let out on bail on October 3 after 85 days in prison, had influenced three wit...

  • Indian Army Creates World Record With 58 Men On Single Motorcycle

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    BENGALURU:  Fifty eight Indian Army personnel set a new world record by riding a single motorcycle at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Bengaluru, army sources said. In a spectacular display of daredevilry, a team Army Service Corps (ASC), popularly known as the 'Tornadoes', rode a 500 cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metres at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. The act was performed for the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records and Unique World Records, a Defence Ministry statement said. The Corps, dr...

  • Don’t consume products irrigated with untreated wastewater: KISR

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has warned against the consumption of agricultural products irrigated with untreated wastewater. It called for strict control to prevent the infiltration of such produce until thorough tests confirming they are free of contaminants are complete. Researcher Dr Mohammad Al- Bahouh noted the most prominent danger lies in leafy crops that absorb bacteria and heavy minerals without it affecting the smell or shape on the outside, saying the rate of serious illnesses at present is du...

  • Emergency team formed to figure out onion crisis – Ban on Egyptian veggies lifted

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rawdan has formed an emergency team tasked to find solutions to the onion crisis, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. In a related development, acting Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi visited the fruits and vegetables market after the announcement of the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition on lifting the ban on importing some kinds of vegetables from Egypt. However, Al-Harbi did not reveal the reason behind the visit. It can be recalled that the Ministry of Commer...

  • Oil sector plans to hire 6,845 Kuwaitis from 2018/2019

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :The oil sector plans to employ about 6,845 Kuwaitis over the next five years starting from fiscal 2018/2019, reports Al-Anba daily quoting an official oil source. The source pointed out the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries intend to employ about 1,810 Kuwaitis within the next fiscal year, bringing the number of new employees in the oil sector during the current fiscal and the next to 4,000 Kuwaitis. The source added the KPC has abided by more than its commitment to employ citizens compared to the f...

  • Mumbai Man Cleared To Fly Homemade Aircraft, Names It After PM Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Amol Yadav may be just one man but he has managed to do what many of India's larger enterprises haven't been able to. The journey wasn't easy but at the end of a six-year endeavour that included selling his home and a daunting fight against red tape, Mr Yadav's dreams have taken wings - only the flight is left. The aircraft enthusiast has not only managed to build a working plane by himself, he has also managed to move the clunky bureaucracy into granting him a license to fly it. "The DGCA (Directorate ...

  • ‘Rain expected until Wed … temp to drop’ – ‘Authorities ready’

    Posted on : Monday 20th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The next three days will witness scattered midrange showers followed by a temperature drop at the weekend, a meteorologist suggested on Sunday. The rains, which will reach their peak on Tuesday, are a result of low surface pressure arriving from Europe which will be focused over the eastern Mediterranean region, the Meteorological Department’s Abdulazeez Al-Qarawi told KUNA. The spread of the Sudan low pressure zone to the southwestern regions of the Arabian Peninsula met by low upper atmospheric pressure an...

  • Govt spares no efforts to curb e-crimes; 3,500 cases tackled

    Posted on : Monday 20th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The e-Crimes Department of the Criminal Investigations Department spares no efforts to arrest those who intend to commit electronic crimes which are punishable by law to protect the public, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable security sources. The sources revealed the e- Crimes Department has dealt with 3,500 different cases during the first ten months of this year including cases of insult and abuse which come in first place. In spite of the great technological progress, the country still suffers from technical sh...

  • CSC asks MoE to end services of 1,507 non-Kuwaiti employees

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has asked the Ministry of Education to end the services of 1,507 non-Kuwaiti employees during the current academic year 2017/2018, reports Al-Qabas daily. The aforementioned number includes 660 teachers, 214 social workers and 584 executives. The request comes as part of the plan at Kuwaitization of jobs. Meanwhile, the educational sources stressed the request of the CSC comes at the same time when the Ministry of Education suffers from a big deficit of employees in terms of increasing the...

  • Approval given to amend status of expat children from Article 22 to 18 for 21 yrs and above

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Interior has given its Social Affairs counterpart the go signal to approve the proposal to amend the status of expatriate children under Article 22 visa to Article 18 (private sector) once they reach 21 years old without obtaining a letter of initial approval from the Residency Affairs General Department. In its letter to the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Interior explained that this move aims to facilitate procedures and eliminate obstacles in amending the status of these children and transferr...

  • Jazeera Airways starts new route to Kochi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low cost airline, inaugurated its daily new flights to Hyderabad, India on Saturday. Kochi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad will follow in early 2018 as the airline expands its network to serve its Indian sub-continent targeting the nearly one million Indian nationals residing in Kuwait. “This is a proud moment for us marking the expansion of our network in to India. We are delighted to start with Hyderabad, a 400-year old city and a technology hub, bringing more choice to Indian travelers, co...

  • ‘Dormant’ accounts contain millions of dinars in deposits – ‘Inactive for over 20 years’

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Millions of dinars remain ‘dormant’ in about half a million bank accounts in Kuwaiti banks. Some of these accounts have millions of dinar deposits while others are in hundreds of dinars, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources familiar with these accounts. These millions of dinars are ‘dormant’ funds and the banks have not received any contact from their owners or from anyone who is related to the account holders of these huge sums. Sources told the daily nothing is known about the holders of these acco...

  • “Revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways” – German Ministry

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    BERLIN: The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable. Christian Lange, parliamentary state secretary in the ministry, appealed to Chancellor Angela Merkel to personally advocate a ban on Kuwait Airways’ operations in Germany. A German court ruled on Thursday that the airline had the right to refuse to carry an Israeli passenger due to his nationality, a verdict that Jewish gro...

  • France grants Kuwait Nat’l Guards’ Al-Refai top medal – Ties deep-rooted: envoy

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    PARIS (KUNA): French Government awarded late Friday Assistant Chairman of Kuwait National Guards Lt Gen Eng Hashim Al-Refai with The National Order of The Legion of Honor for his contributions in military field and relations between the two countries. France also awarded the Medal of Honor to Lieut Col Anwar Al-Rashidi in recognition of his contributions to the military field. These most famous global awards given as a reward from the President of the Republic of France to the most deserving people in various fields. Al-Rifai said in a s...

  • India's Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World, 17 years after Priyanka Chopra

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017
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    Sanya: India`s Manushi Chhillar has won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant. The 20-year old from Haryana also won the Head to Head Challenge and the Beauty with a Purpose titles on Saturday. Chhillar has won the title 17 years after actor Priyanka Chopra won it in 2000.   She competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico`s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the crown to the winner. Chhillar had earlier this year won...

  • Powerful 6.9-magnitude quake strikes Tibet, tremor felt in Arunachal

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Arunachal Pradesh early on Saturday, but there was no immediate report of casualty. The tremor occurred around 4 am with its epicenter locating in Tibet's Nyingchi Prefecture, which is close to Arunachal. The strong quake was followed by a magnitude 5 tremor around the same place in Tibet. The tremors caused a power failure and damaged buildings in the prefecture. The first quake had struck at a depth of about 10 km, while the second struck at a de...

  • Don't cut India into more pieces, I stand by PoK remark, says Farooq Abdullah

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of November 2017
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    JAMMU: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday slammed the Centre over alleged policies that create communal tension and warned against 'cutting the country into more pieces'. 'You have made one Pakistan, how many Pakistans will you make, how many pieces will you cut India into?' he asked at a rally here. Abdullah also defended his recent remarks on Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, which has triggered a major controversy. “Yes, I say it (PoK) belongs to them (Pakistan). Are they (Pakist...

  • Padmavati Makers Knew Paperwork Was Incomplete: CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of November 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Without commenting on the reports that the application for Padmavati had been sent back to the makers, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi said on Saturday the film's application had come up for review and that the makers admitted that the paper work was incomplete. In a statement, Mr Joshi said, "The film's application came up this week only for review. The makers know and admit that the paper work is not complete -- the very disclaimer whether the film is work of fiction or a histor...

  • Dileep wants to launch 'Dhe Puttu' in Dubai, seeks HC permission

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017
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    Kochi: Embattled Malayalam actor Dileep, accused in the February 17 actress attack case, has approached the Kerala High Court seeking relief in bail conditions. In his plea submitted to the court, Dileep said he has to go to Dubai and therefore urged the judiciary to return his passport that has been submitted at the Angamaly first class judicial magistrate court. Dileep said he has to go to the Gulf country for the inauguration of 'Dhe Puttu', a restaurant chain owned by him. The event was scheduled long before he was named ...

  • Kerala Businessman's Son, Racing New Car, Killed In Crash

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The 21-year-old son of a businessman in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram died after the new car he was driving at high speed, he rammed an auto-rickshaw and lost control last night. Adarsh SP, a graduate, died early this morning in the hospital. Three women who were also in the car are in hospital in a critical state. Two of them are in the ICU. The brand new car, a Skoda, was completely wrecked in the crash that took place around 10.45 pm. Firemen had to come in and cut open the vehicle to extricate the pass...

  • Impounds for not wearing seat belts or using mobile phone while driving suspended

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The General Traffic Department (GTD) has suspended implementation of the decision to impound vehicles if the driver and front seat passenger are not wearing seat belts or if the driver is using mobile phone by hand while driving in compliance with the directive of acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarah and Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al- Doussari, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The officials issued the directive 24 hours after enforcing the decision which led to impounding of 1,000 cars. Citizens and MP...

  • ‘Fair weather during day, relatively cold at night’

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Fair weather continues in Kuwait during daytime and turn relatively cold during the night in the coming days, Kuwaiti meteorologist Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said on Thursday. He added in remarks to KUNA  that the country is affected by high altitude air accompanied with northeast winds, making the weather warm during day time and relatively cold during the night. Weather on Thursday was relatively cold, as the lowest temperature varied between 10-13 degrees Celsius, with northwestern moderate to fast winds with speed of 0...

  • Health insurance fees to be increased from KD 50 to KD 130

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Elaborate ceremony was held yesterday in Ahmadi for the construction of a new hospital. The ceremony was attended by the Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi and officials of the Insurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman). Al-Harbi said the health insurance hospital ‘Dhaman’ is one of the main components of the healthcare system for expatriates, and a leading development model for public-private partnership within the government’s work program and development plan. Dhaman CEO Dr Ahmed Al- Saleh said according to mi...

  • Panel discusses reduction of voting age from 21 to 18 years

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Legislative Committee of Parliament discussed several proposals, including modification to Law No. 35/1962 concerning the parliamentary elections to reduce the legal voting age from 21 to 18 years and imposing fees on remittances made by expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. Members of the committee, MPs Al-Humaidi Al-Subaih, Askar Al-Anzi and Khalid Al-Shatti did not conclude discussion on the aforementioned issues and resorted to legal opinion, which considered it unconstitutional to impose fees on the remittances of exp...

  • Class 9 student stabbed to death by classmate in Delhi

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017
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    New Delhi: A class nine student of a government school was stabbed to death by his classmate outside the school premises in northeast Delhi on Wednesday, the police said. They said that the incident happened around 5:30 pm in New Usmanpur area after an argument between two groups of class nine students. The victim was witness to the argument when a classmate accused him of inciting a fight between the two groups, the police said. Another classmate stabbed him with a pocket knife. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared b...

  • Cars seized if not wearing belt, using phone on road

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, Major- General Fahd Al-Shuwea said Article 207 of the Traffic Law has been activated as of Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, reports Al- Anba daily. According to the article vehicles will be impounded for not more two months in addition to a fine if the motorist speaks on the phone while driving without the use of earphones and the same fine will be applicable if the passenger on the front seat and the driver does not use the seat belts. The same penalty will be ...

  • Hike in onion prices tied to low supplies – Sack of 16 kilogram goes for 8 dinars

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Inadequate supply of onions in the market is causing the recent hike in prices of the commodity, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a source from Fruits and Vegetable market. He noted the issue is partly to do with import of large quantities of onions that were declared unfit by the Public Authority for Nutrition after test result showed the commodity was not safe for consumption. He noted large quantities of onions seized by the sector were returned to their places of origin and the traders are afraid the same scenario could be...

  • Public outrage as hundreds of cars seized in new traffic law

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Implementation of the decision taken by the Ministry of Interior to include three traffic violations in the list of regulations that sanction impounding of vehicles has started. The three violations include: using mobile phone while driving, parking on pavements and pedestrian crossings, and driving without seat belt. On the first day of its implementation, the decision has sparked widespread public and political anger — especially on social media, due to its randomness, indiscretion and improper implementation st...

  • Yoga Meant For The Entire Humanity: President Ram Nath Kovind

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017
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    RANCHI:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said the knowledge of Gita gives the wisdom to understand what is wrong and what is right. Whosoever practices the Gita in life one can bear all kinds of turbulence, he said releasing the Hindi translation of Paramhansa Yoganand's Gita . "The knowledge of what is right and what is wrong comes from Gita gyan," he said. "In this age of materialism and competition the writings of Swami Yoganand helps the youth to great extent," he said. The president sa...

  • Kenneth Juster Sworn In As US Ambassador To India

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Kenneth Juster, a top economic expert on India has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India. "Congrats, Ken Juster, the new US Ambassador to India!" Vice President Mike Pence said in a tweet after administering the oath of office to him on Monday. "The ties between the United States and India run deep, and @POTUS & I are confident that with his leadership, integrity & experience, Ken will build an even stronger partnership that will benefit our nation & our people," Pence said. ...

  • MoH notifies panels on agreeing to include housewives in ‘AFIA’

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health at a recent meeting notified the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Social and Labor Affairs that it agrees in principle on including housewives in the retiree health insurance scheme (AFIA), reports Al- Jarida daily. Member of the committee MP Khalid Al-Otaibi said the ministry affirmed the need to provide a database containing the exact number of housewives to determine specific cost of the scheme before approval. He said the meeting agreed to conclude discussion on the issue after providing the number ...

  • Grace period to set price for hiring domestic workers ends

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The grace period within which the offices for domestic workers are expected to hand over sealed envelopes of their quotations to the committee formed by Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rawdan to set the price for hiring domestic workers from outside Kuwait ended Monday, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting sources added the committee received the envelopes of 20 offices out of nearly 300 domestic workers offices, including Durra Company for Domestics. Sources noted the committee will open the envelopes so...

  • Thomas Chandy bows out, LDF stalemate ends

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The high voltage political stand-off in the LDF over the clamor for transport minister Thomas Chandy's resignation was defused on Wednesday after NCP announced that transport minister Thomas Chandy has quit the ministry. "I have submitted Thomas Chandy's resignation letter to the chief minister," NCP state president T.P.Peethambaran master told reporters. Earlier, there were reports that the NCP was working out a formula under which the minister would take leave from the cabinet and go to US for ...

  • Traffic eyes renewal of drivers’ licence online

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs, at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea was recently quoted as saying an idea has been floated to reduce the requirements for obtaining driving licenses for expatriates born in Kuwait. In the meantime he unveiled a project through which drivers’ licences can be renewed online. He said, the applicant will have to visit the website of the Ministry of Interior and submit the required documents and collect it from the designated machines just like how i...

  • ‘Visas for Lebanese not suspended’

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Security sources have denied rumor circulated about suspending the issuance of business and family visit visas to Lebanese nationals, stressing there’s no truth in the report, says Al-Rai daily. The same sources added the General Department of Residence Affairs continues to issue various types of visas to Lebanese nationals according to law. He noted the Lebanese undergo standard procedure for visa like all other nationalities by obtaining required approvals from concerned security authorities, as long as they fulfill...

  • Family Materials Project aims to reduce and control hike in prices – ‘Don’t practice at home’

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Family Materials Project aims to reduce prices and control price hikes through the coordinated efforts of the workers and consumers in protecting the rights of both parties by ensuring that prices are reasonable, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting head of the project Ahmad Al-Qafeedi. Al-Qafeedi told the daily that the project started in November under Kuwaiti supervision; disclosing the objective is to provide families with electronics, health requirements, satellites, air conditioning units and washing machines. The Inter...

  • New govt expected to attend Parliament session on Dec 12

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The new government is expected to attend the Parliament session slated for Dec 12, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources affirmed the new government will be in line with the parliamentary majority’s aspirations, so there will be stronger coordination between the two authorities. Meanwhile, constitutional sources said the general pardon for persons convicted by the judiciary necessitates a law in this regard; indicating the judicial system has no authority to pardon these persons. Sources added the government&rsqu...

  • Children's Day 2017: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Was A Prolific Writer. A Look At Books Authored By Him

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Children's Day is celebrated across India on November 14, the birth date of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who was very fond of children. Children fondly call him  Chacha Nehru. Mr Nehru, under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi, turned out to be a leader of India's struggle for independence. For laying the foundation of independent India as sovereign, socialist, secular and a democratic republic, he is credited as the architect of modern India. He was a prolific writer in English and wrot...

  • Work Hard To Ensure 21st Century Belongs To India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017
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    MANILA:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Indians to work hard to ensure that the 21st Century belongs to India and said his government was making every effort to transform the country and take it to new heights. Addressing the Indian community in the Philippines capital, PM Modi said in spite of difficulties that we can overcome, no one can stop India from achieving new heights. "Our efforts are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything in our nation matches global standards," PM Modi said in his 35 ...

  • Parents Angry As Delhi Schools Reopen Despite Smog And Surging Pollution

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Angry parents accused Delhi government authorities of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. Doctors declared a public health emergency last week when choking smog descended on the National Capital Region, prompting authorities to close schools, ban construction and bar trucks from entering the city. Authorities today reopened schools amid concerns over upcoming exams, angering some parents. "There has been no let-up in the p...

  • 3 days holiday for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) birthday

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The holiday for the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) this year will be three days — Thursday, Friday and Saturday — from Nov 30 to Dec 2. According to the Cabinet’s decision, there is no change in the holiday for the birthday of the Prophet (PBHU) if it falls on a Thursday; but if it falls in the middle of the week, then it will be moved to the previous or next Thursday. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Light tremor ‘jolts’ Kuwait, says Kuwait National Seismic Network

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : An aftershock measuring between 4-5 degrees on richter scale hit Kuwait on Sunday as a result of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Iraq-Iran borders, Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) said. The earthquake epicenter was 200 kms northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, KNSN said in a statement to KUNA. At least eight villages were damaged in Iran after an earthquake, Iran’s state TV reported. “The quake was felt in several Iranian provinces bordering Iraq … Eight villages were damaged …...

  • KIA facing difficulties to hire efficient senior specialist staff – ‘Low salary scale’

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is facing difficulties to hire efficient senior specialist employees because of the low salary scale compared to what their counterparts are paid in the ministries and other government institutions, reports Al-Anba daily quoting senior sources. The sources added there are employees at the KIA who manage funds up to 5 billion dinars while their salaries do not exceed 1,200 dinars, which is unreasonable and unfair. The sources indicated, this category of employees should be given vari...

  • Social media usage – ‘Some professors lack knowledge’

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of Information Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Kuwait University Dr Sultan Al-Daihani is troubled by lack of knowledge among some professors on using the websites and social media for scientific purposes, reports Al-Qabas daily. He pointed to a recent study he conducted on the essence of communicating with specialists in all fields using information technology, and also recommended training programs by the academic library to increase awareness in that regard. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Panel no to airport medical checks – Entry ban deemed unconstitutional

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee in the Parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal requiring foreigners to undergo medical examination upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport because it interferes with their personal life, it is not limited to a certain category, and the State is not ready for such measures. Committee Chairman MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie disclosed that they also rejected the proposal to ban anyone found guilty of offending God, HH the Amir, wives and companion of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) from ent...

  • Unstable weather tied to varying air pressure – Weather to remain wobbly but moderate in coming days

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Weather in Kuwait is forecast to remain unsteady in the coming days; tending to be moderately hot during day time and moderate at night. The weather instability is largely result of varying air pressure, said Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, the weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center (KMC), in a statement to KUNA on Thursday. Temperature dropped in most regions over the past days; coupled with high humidity, thus fog formed during early morning and night times causing drastic drop of visibility, particularly at Kuwai...

  • ‘Online automation protects rights of expatriate workers’

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Mousa affirmed the significance of online automation in protecting the rights of expatriate workers, and added the latter will not be exploited or compromised by the labor recruitment offices, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Mousa declared this after a meeting with the new Labor Adviser at the Embassy of Egypt Ahmad Yousef saying the authority is keen on protecting the rights of workers and hopes for further cemented cooperation with the Egyptian counterparts i...

  • UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics picks Kuwait to occupy Arab seat

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    PARIS  (KUNA): The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has chosen Kuwait to occupy the Arab seat at the institute’s board of directors, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Kuwait’s permanent envoy to UNESCO Ambassador Dr Meshal Hayat said that the international organization picked Kuwait for this position due to the GCC country’s continuous support to UNESCO. His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Foreign Ministry played an integral role in choosing Kuwait ...

  • Two-month impound of cars for traffic violations – Offences listed

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Interior Ministry, Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea has issued instructions to all traffic departments to apply Article 207 of the traffic law in the strictest sense, reports Al- Anba daily. According to the directives, the impoundment of vehicles will not be limited to seat belt, jumping the red traffic light or talking on the cell phone, but all violations contained in Article 207 will be applicable. In the meantime, the traffic sector has started mounting cameras in all tr...

  • Experiments in underground water reserves eyed

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of Water Resources Center Eng Mesha’al Al-Saheed disclosed that the Ministry of Electricity and Water, in cooperation with the Research Institute, will conduct experiments in a number of underground water reserves in a bid to store millions of gallons of extra treated water, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Saheed explained the underground water reserves are being examined to ensure they are safe and make no harmful changes to the water. He said these water reserves are natural-made; adding that after guaranteeing the...

  • Kuwait reiterates total support to Palestinians – Gaza blockade condemned

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA): The State of Kuwait affirmed on Wednesday its full support toward the struggle of the Palestinian people in order to get their legitimate political rights by establishing their independent State on their territory according to 1967 borders. The remarks came in a speech by the Permanent Representative of Kuwait in the UN, delivered by First Secretary Sheikh Jawaher Ibrahim Al-Duaij Al-Sabah during the Special Political and Decolonization Committee at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly late Tuesday. ...

  • Bandhan Express Flagged By PM Modi Brings India, Bangladesh Closer

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina today launched a new passenger train service between Kolkata and Khulna, an industrial town in southwestern Bangladesh. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the railway station in Kolkata to flag off the first train. The new train will not travel on a new route, but reviving a historic one that fell into disuse after the partition. At the launch, where the two premiers joined in through video conferencing, PM Modi said the "cen...

  • Thank you, for supporting demonetisation: PM Modi on first anniversary of note ban

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: On the first anniversary of demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Wednesday, saluting the nation for supporting demonetisation. “125 crore Indians fought a decisive battle and WON,” he wrote on Twitter. Accompanying graphics called demonetisation – 'A historic and multi-dimensional success.'  “I bow to the people of India for steadfastly supporting the several measures taken by the Government to eradicate corruption and black money,” he added. On Nove...

  • Bengaluru Beats San Francisco In Confidence To Go Digital

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017
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    In the race to go digital, businesses judge India's Silicon Valley -- Bengaluru -- the best host among 45 cities worldwide. Business leaders in Bengaluru expressed the highest confidence in their digital environment based on people and skills, financial environment, innovation and entrepreneurship, new technology development, and ICT infrastructure, according to a report from the Economic Intelligence Unit, published on Tuesday. "India's cities may suffer more than most from infrastructure deficits, pollution, poverty an...

  • Ryan International case: Killed Pradyuman to avoid exams, parent-teacher meeting, says Class 11 boy

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: New details are emerging in the Ryan school murder case. The Class XI student, arrested by CBI on Tuesday, allegedly murdered Pradyuman Thakur in hopes of postponing the semester exams and the following Parent-Teacher-Meeting or PTM. Ruling out the angle of sexual assault, the CBI further said that the 16-year-old student used a knife as the murder weapon and later flushed it in the washroom. Sources further told Zee Media that the senior student had a history of bad behaviour and was seen with a knife inside school campus...

  • GTD has new office to corner ‘indirect’ traffic rule breakers – Without seat belts or use mobile phones with one hand rule from next week

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate- General of the General Traffic Department has established a new office which is affiliated to the Traffic Violations Investigation Department, reports Al- Seyassah quoting a senior official of the Ministry of Interior. The daily quoting the official said the task of the new office is to summon those who commit serious ‘indirect’ violations. The source explained the ‘indirect violations’ are those which are recorded by traffic camera or by senior ministry officials in which case a...

  • Ministry of Information said to cut bonus of Kuwaiti and expat employees

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Top-level sources in the Ministry of Information said there is a tendency to reduce the bonuses to both Kuwaitis and expatriate employees by 50 percent, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily quoting sources said this idea is still being studied by the concerned departments within the ministry. The sources pointed out there is a proposal to reduce the bonuses of those working in the news sector and political programs on Kuwait Radio and Kuwait TV which will be done by amending the regulations so that the Kuwaiti employees r...

  • MoE to ‘deal’ with employees receiving unmerited allowances

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education is using multiple approaches to deal with employees who receive unmerited social allowances through the mandatory renewal of data every six months, and idle employees will be referred for disciplinary action while obliging them to refund sums they collected illegally, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily quoting sources said employees who decline to renew their data will not benefit from the allowance; stressing, the ministry requires employees to renew their data every six months as per a directive from ...

  • 13 Dead As Jeep Rams Into Truck On Ahmedabad-Indore Highway In Gujarat

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    ANAND, GUJARAT:  A jeep carrying 25 people rammed into a stationary truck on the Ahmedabad-Indore Highway, leaving at least 13 people dead, the police said. The accident took place in the Kheda district in the early hours today. A labourer's family and some other residents of Sejawada village in Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur district were returning home in the jeep from Dholka near Ahmedabad when the mishap took place around 3 am, an official said. "The jeep in which they were travelling collided with the stationary tr...

  • Kala(Art) Kuwait “NIRAM 2017” Children’s Day Painting Competition, Registration Crossed 1500

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    The registration process for “NIRAM2017” Painting Competition is in full swing and the registration has already crossed 1,500.  Students from more than 21 Indian Schools in Kuwait are expected to take part in the painting competition, which would be held at Indian Community School, Khaitan, in associates with ‘AMERICAN TOURISTER’, on the occasion of Children's Day celebration by marking the birth day of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India, 10th November 2017 at 2.00 PM, according to Mr....

  • Indian Nurses’ Issues

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    Kuwaiti Ministry of Health has intimated that there will be a temporary ban on recruitment of nurses from India. Recent efforts made by three Kuwaiti agencies for recruiting over 2,000 Indian nurses through Overseas Manpower Limited (OMCL), Chennai has been put on hold till such time the fears of unfair means of recruitment are being addressed by the Government of Kuwait. All Indian job aspirants are hereby advised not to fall prey to unscrupulous agents in Kuwait/India. In order to ensure fair and transparent means of recruitment of Indian ...

  • 'Not A Government Agent': Sri Sri Ravi Shankar On Congress Allegations

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017
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    CHANDIGARH:  Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has rejected the accusation of the Congress that he was a "government agent" with regard to his mediation in the Ram Temple dispute in Ayodhya. "I have always worked on my own and I am not working at the instance of anybody," he told reporters in Chandigarh yesterday. He was asked to respond on the charge levelled by the Congress, which had dubbed him as a "government agent" on the Ayodhya issue. "I have already been doing this work," ...

  • MPs mull 15-year residency cap on each expatriate – ‘Expats must not exceed 25% of local population’

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Pending the Cabinet formation and return of the National Assembly for plenary sessions, the parliamentary committees have been holding series of meetings and the selection of chairmen and rapporteurs. Chairman of the Finance Committee MP Salah Khorshed disclosed the committee deliberated on the population structure, amendment to Chamber of Commerce and Industry law, and Silk City. They have decided to handle the issues until formation of the new Cabinet since there is no minister. Discussion on the population structure ...

  • Cars not observing lane rules will be seized

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In a new measure to ensure traffic laws are observed and to reduce the rate of road accidents, Ministry of Interior intends to start impounding vehicles whose owners fail to observe laws concerning road lanes and marking. Sources added the ministry is planning to incorporate the new idea in the law governing traffic to seize for two months all vehicles whose owners fail to observe laws pertaining to road lanes and markings, similar to the recently implemented law related to vehicles parked on pavements. In addition, the...

  • PAM to issue work permits to micro-finance license holders

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) is now ready to issue work permits for those who hold micro-financing licenses, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources from the authority. Sources said the authority is waiting for the final mechanism which will be laid down by the joint committee between the Ministry of Commerce and Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) on procedures granting employees’ financial support for those who hold micro-financing licenses Sources explained, “It will be known through t...

  • Next govt should include qualified and efficient ministers: say experts

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of academicians have agreed that the new government should be strong and capable of carrying out its tasks as quickly as possible, stressing the need to cooperate with the National Assembly especially in matters related to citizens, reports Al-Qabas daily. They called on the incoming government to fully abide by the Constitution, apply the law on everyone, protect public money, deal with vital issues, develop government services and achieve the aspirations of citizens. Professor Ibrahim Al- Hadban, a faculty member...

  • ‘65 million displaced, 350 million homeless in 2017’

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    ISTANBUL (KUNA): The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has begun its annual assembly themed “humanity strength” in Antalya, Turkey, to discuss boosting coordination and electing nominees for the union senior posts. A delegation from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), headed by Chairman Dr Hilal Al-Sayer, took part in the opening session of the seven- day event, on Sunday. Participating delegations will elect candidates to senior IFRC posts, tackle current humanitarian issues on the r...

  • PM In Tamil Nadu For Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Of Tamil Daily, Greets Rajinikanth

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017
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    CHENNAI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted and shook hands with veteran actor Rajinikanth and a host of others at the platinum jubilee event of a Tamil daily in Chennai. After completing his 25-minute address at the function, PM Modi walked down from the dais, exchanged pleasantries and shook hands with Rajinikanth, who was clad in a white shirt and pant. PM Modi was in Chennai to participate in the platinum jubilee celebrations of 'Dina Thanthi.' The meeting between PM Modi and Mr Rajinikanth was very brie...

  • Senate Confirms Kenneth Juster As US Ambassador To India

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The Senate today confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Kenneth Juster as the next US Ambassador to India. Juster, 62, is an old India hand who played a key role in the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal. He would replace Richard Verma as the top American diplomat to India. The position has been lying vacant since January 20 after Verma resigned from the post with the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The latest development follows Juster's nomination confirmation ...

  • Decisions on traffic timely, in the interest of Kuwait – Big change noticed: Al-Jazzaf

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The head of the traffic safety team, Sultan Al- Jazzaf, said he supports the decisions issued by the Ministry of Interior in recent days, describing them as bold and important and in the interest of Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Jazzaf added, these decisions will impose the prestige of the law on the street and will contribute to tackling many problems in the coming period. “The decisions were made in a timely manner in order to contribute to the organization of the streets and sidewalks, especially after the cou...

  • ‘Cut telephone lines over text msgs on donations’

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has sent official letters to the three telecommunications companies to disconnect immediately the telephone lines of those who ask for donations through text messages, reports Al- Jarida daily quoting reliable sources. The ministry added, these people have neither the licence nor permission to collect donations. This came after many citizens and residents complained to the ministry on the hotline about receiving text messages from unknown parties asking for donations to establish cha...

  • Central Bank of Kuwait warns over virus – ‘Bad Rabbit’ spread by e-mail

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has warned Kuwaiti banks about the ‘Bad Rabbit’ virus, which hit computers in Russia, Ukraine and various parts of Europe days ago, causing them to be encrypted and disrupted, reports Al-Anba daily. Bad Rabbit disrupts the ability to use computers and access files, and spreads mainly through e-mails that deceive the user by encouraging the download and operation of malicious attachments. According to banking sources, banks have called on employees to take all precautionary me...

  • ‘Daman’ will guarantee expats health services – Hospitals, medical centres on agenda

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Minister of Health Jamal Al-Harbi on Sunday said that a joint permanent committee would be formed to set the general policies of the Health Insurance Company (Daman) hospitals and guarantee due medical services to expats in the private sector. Resolution 401 has defined the committee’s tasks, which include providing support, and coordinating with the government bodies on the company’s activities, besides following up and streamlining all technical, administrative and financial matters, the minister added to KU...

  • Kuwait aims at qualitative rationalization, not ‘round-up’ in manpower management

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr Khalid Mahdi has ended the controversy of demographics, stating that Kuwait does not seek to reduce expatriate labor, but is working seriously to achieve qualitative rationalization, in the sense that Kuwait will only employ labor that add value to the state economy, and that we do not have marginal employment that is a burden on the State and its infrastructure, reports Al-Rai daily. Mahdi said the problem is not at all in a foreigner in Kuwait, but in seeking t...

  • MoH decision surprising, says Nursing Association – ‘Team heading to India’

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Nursing Association has issued a statement in which it said it was surprised a delegation from the Department of Nursing Services is heading to India to bring nurses while the Ministry of Health is suffering from the problem of not solving the issue of over 560 nurses for 6 months, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The association asked in its statement yesterday about the reasons why the management of nursing services selected certain companies to bring nurses according to the instructions of the Minister of Health Dr Jamal A...

  • ‘Report for military duty’ – ‘No escape’

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Investigation Major General Fahd Al-Dosari stated the General Investigation Department has started looking into cases related to compulsory military service referred by Head of Military National Service at the Ministry of Defense, according to Law No. 20/2015. In a press statement, Al-Dosari called on all citizens to facilitate the registration of their children reaching the legal age for military service to avoid legal action. Under the patronage of Major General Dr Fahd Al-Dosari and in the presenc...

  • Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni Arrives In Delhi, Meets PM Modi

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who is on a two-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today. Mr Gentiloni was welcomed by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Later in the day, PM Modi will hold delegation-level talks with Mr Gentiloni, following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed. PM Gentiloni's visit to India is the first such visit in a decade. Romano Prodi was the last Italian Prime Minister to visit India in Febr...

  • 1 Dead, At Least 57 Injured After Bridge Collapses In Kerala's Chavara

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017
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    KERALA:  One person was killed and at least 57 were injured after an old iron bridge collapsed in Kerala around 10.30 this morning. At least 70 persons were on the walkway bridge when it came falling down in Chavara area near Kollam. The police rushed to the spot and took the injured to the hospital where one woman died. Rescue operations are on, the police said. The police are also investigating the events that led to the bridge collapse. More details are awaited. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Jet Airways Flight Diverted To Ahmedabad, Letter In Toilet Threatened Hijack

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017
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    AHMEDABAD:  A Jet Airways Mumbai-Delhi flight with 129 people on board was diverted to Ahmedabad shortly after take-off this morning due to serious "security issues" which were detected onboard, a statement said. Flight 9W339, which took off from Mumbai at 0255 hours, landed at the Ahmedabad airport at around 0345 hours citing "security reasons". The flight with 122 passengers, including seven crew, landed safely in a remote bay at the Ahmedabad airport, following which all passengers were disembarked from th...

  • In Spare Time, Indian Nuclear Scientists Found Way To Clean Sewage Water

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017
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    KALPAKKAM, TAMIL NADU:  Atomic engineers whose day job is to work on India's atomic reactors are using their spare time to work towards cleaning and treating sewage in a highly efficient manner. For the first time, nuclear engineers who keep the atomic reactors clean and ensure that microorganisms do not pollute the sanitised, nuclear environment have developed a sewage water treatment plant that is four times cheaper than the conventional ones. Scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) in Tamil Nadu's Kalpa...

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

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation on Saturday to President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, marking the anniversary of Czech' national day. In his cable, his Highness the Amir expressed his best wishes and prosperity to the president and people of Czech Republic. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables on the occasion. ...

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 95 cents to stand at USD 55.98 per barrel

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 95 cents and settled at USD 55.98 per barrel Friday, compared to USD 55.03 per barrel since last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday. In world markets, oil prices were up due to report of support by big producers to extend the agreement on reducing production led by OPEC members and Russia. Oil crude price Brent mixed was up 1.14 to stand at USD 60.44 while the US crude Western Texas oil was also up 1.26 and settled at USD 53.90 per barrel.  ...

  • Kuwait underline importance of women enrolment in development plans

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA) -- The state of Kuwait underlined the importance of involving women in development plans and decision-making, and activating her role in civil community organizations. This came through a speech delivered by the Permanent Representative Deputy of Kuwait to United Nations Counselor Bader Abdullah Al-Munayikh before United Nations Security Council about women empowerment in society, peace, and security, as part of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly held on Friday night. "Kuwaiti woman became a ...

  • ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’

    Posted on : Friday 27th of October 2017

    Indian Embassy is observing ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, with a screening of a short documentary on his life and time in Auditorium at 18.30hrs on Tuesday 31 October 2017. A cultural program on Sardar Patel will also be held. All interested are requested to attend. ...

  • Kuwait's crude oil exports to China above 300,000 bpd level

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    TOKYO  (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to China in the first nine months of this year edged down 1.2 percent from the same period of 2016 to 336,000 barrels per day (bpd), Chinese government data showed on Thursday. In September alone, Kuwait exported 362,000 bpd to the world's second-largest oil consumer, down 22.0 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 seventh consecutive month. China's overall impo...

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 83 cents to stand at USD 55.02 per barrel

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 83 cents and settled at USD 55.02 per barrel Wednesday, compared to USD 54.19 per barrel since last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Thursday. In world markets, oil prices were stable after Saudi Arabia Minister of Oil affirmed on his country's intention to end oil excessive supplies, and the possibility of new regulations on production. Oil crude price Brent mixed was up 11 cents to stand at USD 58.44 while the US crude Western Texas oil was down 29 cents...

  • Ban eyed on expats below the age 30 for diploma holders and without proof of experience

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In the context of measures adopted by Government to rectify the demography of the country and to organize the labor market, Board Council of the Public Authority for Manpower has approved a series of new conditions for recruiting foreign labor force and imposed new charges on some services and transactions, which expatriates are currently getting for free. Knowledgeable sources from the Public Authority for Manpower affirmed that new decisions to be activated at the start of the next year include barring the recruitment of ...

  • High Court rejects suit to cancel new expat health fees

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The administrative department in the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against the Ministry of Health (MOH) to overturn its decision to increase health care fees for foreigners. The Fatwa and Legislation Department pleaded on behalf of the ministry of Health and demanded to dismiss the case and submitted a defense memorandum behind the ministry’s decision. The case was first heard by the court last August, and decided on Oct 4 to hold the case for the verdict until today. Health ministry has...

  • ‘KD 10,000 fine for barbecue’

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs at the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Mohammad Al- Enezi announced the imposition of KD 10,000 fine for anyone who makes barbecue on the beaches, considering it a ‘tough penalty’, in respect of fines for barbecuing in public parks, which varies according to the type of violation. “The environmental law does not punish the activity of barbecue itself, but it punishes the effect and pollution resulting from any activity that harms the surrounding environment...

  • Heavy fine for parking in pedestrian crossings: MoI

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced Wednesday that owners of vehicles parking in pedestrian crossings would be facing heavy fines starting from Oct 29. This new policy came within the provisions of 169 Article on keeping vehicles parked away from pedestrian crossings, said the ministry, adding that the violators’ automobiles will be kept in compound for two months and a fine of KD 15 ($45.4) will be imposed as a result. The violators will pay an additional KD 10 ($32.7) for transporting the vehicle to the fac...

  • Light shed on signs of hope over Gulf crisis due to Kuwait’s efforts

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : During a seminar which was held yesterday by the Arabism current under the title ‘Gulf crisis and its implications on Yemen and the GCC’, the speakers shed light on the signs of hope for a breakthrough due to the mediation efforts of Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. There are many elements that have made the Gulf crisis difficult and complicated, including the Turkish military presence, the possibility that the US president will not continue in office and the Israeli moves in the region. In this context, Dr Zafer...

  • Kuwait ranks 2nd among GCC in Passport Index ’17 – Singapore tops the list worldwide

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait ranked 49th in the world and second among the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) in the Passport Index 2017. According to the index, those holding Kuwaiti passports are allowed to travel to 85 countries visa free or visa upon arrival. Meanwhile, Singapore topped the list as it now has the world’s most powerful passport with its citizens able to travel to the highest number of countries visa free. Passport Index, which keeps track of how useable such documents are, said the city-state grabbed the top spot after Pa...

  • Conjoined Twins From Odisha Successfully Separated In Marathon Surgery

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017
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    BHUBANESWAR:  Conjoined twins--Jaga and Kalia--from Odisha were "successfully" separated today by a team of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. The 28-months-old twins, hailing from Milipada village in the Kandhamal district, are craniopagus conjoined twins, joined at the heads. This is a very rare condition, a senior doctor at AIIMS said. The second phase of a marathon surgery is still underway, and will go on till tomorrow morning, Odisha Health and Family Welfare minister Pratap Jena...

  • Indian 3-Year-Old's 'Grieving' Foster Mother Denies Role In Her Death

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017
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    HOUSTON:  The foster mother of a 3-year-old Indian girl, whose body was found on Sunday from a culvert near their home in suburban Dallas, has denied any involvement in the death of her daughter. Lawyers Michelle Nolte and Gregg Gibbs, representing Sini Mathews published a statement late yesterday saying she denied any involvement in the death of her adoptive daughter. In the statement, the lawyers insist that Mathews cooperated with the Richardson Police investigation into her daughter's disappearance on October 7. She was ...

  • SSLC exams to begin on March 7

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017
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    Thiruvannathapuram: This year's SSLC examinations will be held from March 7 to 26, the education department announced on Tuesday. First language (Malayalam) part 1 exam will be held on the first day and first language part 2 will be held the next day. The rest of the schedule is as follows: March 12 – English March 13 – Hindi March 14 – Physics March 19 – Mathematics March 21 - Chemistry March 22 - Biology March 26 - Social Science Model examinations will be held from Februa...

  • ‘Rise in labor law violations’ – ‘330 firms under probe’

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subaih revealed an increase in the number of verdicts that have been issued against companies violating the labor law, reports Al-Anba daily. She added the Manpower Public Authority has referred nearly 330 companies and more than 5,000 workers to the Prosecution for violating the residence law. The statistics issued by Public Relations and Security Information the Department affiliated to the General Department for Residence Affairs reveale...

  • Rate of increase in number of expats down by 65 pc in ’17

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The rate of increase in the number of expatriates has decreased by 65 percent in 2017 for the first time since 1992, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Demographics Affairs Committee of the Cabinet carried out a comparative study as per which the number of non-Kuwaitis increased by 125,694 in 2017 compared to last year. The number of non-Kuwaitis increased by 358,719 compared to 2015. This indicates that the rate of increase in the number of expatriates is reducing. According to sources, the reason behind such a reduction is t...

  • No pressure from traders on real estate market, affirms Al-Ghanim

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretary General of Kuwait Real Estate Union Qais Al-Ghanim affirmed that there is no pressure from traders on the real estate market, and that the controller of the market continues to be demand and supply only, reports Al-Nahar daily. During an interview with the daily, he totally dismissed the collapse of the real estate market, stressing that the current decline is an expected reaction to the wave of abnormal increase in rental properties in the past few years, especially in the investment sector, which is suffering from h...

  • ‘We’re always alert for security threats’ – ‘Fight against terrorism continues’

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt- Gen Mahmoud Al-Dousari said Monday the ministry is constantly assessing the terror threats in order to prepare the proper responses. “There is a security team who are tasked with analyzing the level of security risks,” he said, affirming the preparedness of the security forces to address any emergency that could face the country. Lt-Gen Al-Dousari made the press remarks while attending the first voluntary action day to help the elderly people. The event is org...

  • Bank Recapitalisation 'Historic', Will Boost Business: Amit Shah

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday described the government's announcement of Rs. 2.11 lakh crore for bank recapitalisation as "historic" and said it will not only give impetus to businesses but also provide employment to the youth. He also hailed the announcement on Rs. 6.92 lakh crore spending on infrastructure. The BJP chief congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the bank recapitalisation decision, terming it as "historic". In a tweet, Mr Shah said ...

  • Thousands Of Fish In Jhelum Wash Ashore, River Water Sample Sent For Testing

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017
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    SRINAGAR:  Thousands of fish washed ashore the Jhelum river in Srinagar on Sunday leading to panic among residents, but the district administration said most of the fish were not dead suggesting that the oxygen content in the water could be low. Thousands of fish were seen floating on the surface of the river at several places, officials said. The incident led to panic and wild speculation that the river water could have been poisoned. Many people were seen recording the incident on their mobile phones. The administration ha...

  • Don't Destroy Your Image, PM Modi Reportedly Told Aung San Suu Kyi On Rohingya Crisis

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017
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    DHAKA:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi not to "destroy" her image over her stance on the Rohingya issue as Myanmar's military actions in Rakhine state sparked a global outrage. Ms Swaraj referred to PM Modi's advice as she called on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after joining the 4th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission meeting with her counterpart AH Mahmood Ali. "He (PM Modi) told he...

  • Kerala Teen Jumps To Death From School Building After Alleged Harassment

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017
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    KOLLAM, KERALA:  A 15-year-old girl, who had reportedly jumped off the third floor of her school building in Kerala over alleged harassment on Friday, died at a private hospital today. The Class 10 student at Kollam's Trinity Lyceum School had objected to her younger sister, 13, being punished by teachers for talking in the class. Her sister was reportedly made to sit with boys. She had questioned the punishment and got into an argument with the teachers. The girl's mother met the school authorities and threatened to fil...

  • MP calls for ‘exit permits’ for domestic workers – Must obtain permission from their sponsors

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Majed Al-Mutairi has presented a proposal to prohibit domestic workers from traveling unless they obtain permission from their sponsors. The lawmaker also pointed out that once a domestic worker is reported absconding or arrested, a thorough investigation must be carried out immediately to determine their whereabouts, the persons who harbored them and oblige these persons to pay for the sponsors’ expenses in hiring the workers including their air tickets. On the other hand, Al-Mutairi, in his capacity as Rapporteur...

  • Fuel prices could rise 47% if panel nods KPC request

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has presented a request to the concerned committee to review all kinds of subsidies related to fuel for November 2017 based on recommendation to increase the prices by roughly 47 percent due to recent hike in the global fuel prices, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. KPC presented fuel prices as follows: Premium (91 Octane) 125 fils per liter instead of 85 fils, Super (95 octane) 130 fils per liter instead of 105 fils, Ultra (98 Octane) 165 fils per liter instead of 160 fils, Kerosene...

  • Kuwait informed about threat from ISIS – Security tightened

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The security and intelligence wing of an unidentified friendly country recently informed Kuwait about a threat coming from the Islamic State or the socalled DAESH without identifying the location or time, reports Al-Qabas daily. However, according to reliable sources the security authorities in Kuwait in recent days have tightened security in vital areas through monitoring and inspections and posting security patrols in various areas of the country. Sources explained these measures are also commensurate with the precauti...

  • No throwing cigarette butts from car – KD 200 fine

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  The Kuwait Municipality has warned against the throwing of cigarette butts while traveling by car, on sidewalks, in parks and public places, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, those caught will have to pay KD 200 fine. The Head of the Municipality’s emergency team Zaid Al-Enezi told the daily ‘the penalty for violating Article 1 of the Municipal Services Law No. 9 of 1987 which forbids throwing cigarette butts on sidewalks, roads, public squares and parks, is KD 5 and may reach 200 dinars’. Al-En...

  • ‘Al-Durra’ says Indian men domestic workers available

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al-Durra Domestic Recruitment Company has announced availability of domestic workers (Indian men only), says Al-Seyassah. The company has fixed KD 280 for hiring an experienced driver and their salary shouldn’t exceed KD 140, while inexperienced drivers will cost KD 180 and with salary starting from KD 120. Also, houseboy with experience will be hired for KD 180 and with minimum salary of KD 100, while inexperienced houseboy will be hired for the same amount and with salary no less than KD 80 for a start. He noted the...

  • Kuwait, Luxembourg to deepen bilateral relations

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017

    BRUSSELS  (KUNA) -- The Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head Kuwait's missions to the EU and NATO has presented his credentials to His Royal Highness Duke Henry, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Ambassador Al-Badawi told the Kuwait News Agency Saturday that he conveyed the greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and wished him further progress and prosperity for the friendly nation of Luxembourg. He said that the Luxembourg duke c...

  • Kuwait Red Crescent handing out aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017

    COXS BAZAR, Bangladesh (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Red Crescent, in cooperation with Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), handed out 600 food parcels and 600 cleaning products to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as part of an ongoing aid campaign. The aid comes in response to the tough humanitarian conditions experienced by the Rohingya refugees after making the difficult journey to Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar, a Kuwaiti Red Crescent (KRCS) official said. The humanitarian aid consists of the urgent needs any ...

  • Kuwaiti oil price down 28 cents to USD 53.94 per barrel

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil down 28 cents on Friday and settled at USD 53.94 per barrel, compared to USD 54.22 per barrel last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday. In world markets, oil prices were up yesterday after reports of extreme cuts to Iraqi exports due to tension in Iraq's Kurdistan's region. Oil crude price Brent mixed was up 52 cents to stand at USD 57.75 while the US crude oil also up 18 cents and settled at USD 51.47 per barrel. ...

  • 'Talks And Terror Can't Go Together': Top US Official On India-Pak Ties

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot "pursue peace" with Pakistan in a way that "cuts his own security", a top Trump administration official has said, asserting that it is in the interest of Islamabad to build confidence with New Delhi to restart commercial ties. Ahead of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's maiden visit to India and Pakistan next week, the official, with an insight into the Trump administration's policy over South Asia, was responding to questions on what India could do to bring...

  • This Is What PM Modi Prayed For At Kedarnath Temple

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the hill shrine of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Friday morning, prayed for "India's progress" and well-being of the people of the country. The revelation was made by the Prime Minister on Twitter when asked by a user about what he prayed for at the shrine. "India's progress and well-being of all Indians," the PM tweeted. The Prime Minister visited the famous temple before laying the foundation stone of a slew of development projects in the region. ...

  • PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Soldiers In Gurez, Jammu and Kashmir

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017
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    GUREZ, JAMMU AND KASHMIR:  Like every year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending Diwali with soldiers - this time at Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir. The army said the Prime Minister has already reached Gurez -- a picturesque valley along the Line of Control in Bandipora district - where soldiers of the 15 Corps are stationed. Army chief General Bipin Rawat and other senior officers are accompanying him, reported news agency Press Trust of India quoting an Army official. This would be his second visit to Kashmir on Diwali. The fi...

  • Decline seen in expat visits

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : There has been a significant decline in the number of expatriate visitors to Kuwait on commercial, tourism and family visas since the start of the application of the new charges for health services this month, reports Al- Anba daily quoting a high-level source from General Department for Residency Affairs. He said the number of visitors is expected to drop further following the application of a proposal submitted by Ministry of Interior to increase the charges of visit visas, adding, “We are waiting for the Cabinet to...

  • ‘Exclude Kuwait University expat lecturers from paying new health fees’

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Staff Association of Kuwait University has called for excluding expatriate lecturers of the university from paying the new charges of medical services, reports Al-Rai daily. The association warned that including them in the decision will pave way for them to demand amendment of their contracts in order to compensate the cost that they will bear due to the enforcement of the decision. It stressed that the expatriate lecturers at Kuwait University, both Arabs and non-Arabs, are eligible to receive free medical care as per...

  • Kuwait sends 4,000 food baskets to Yemen, medical aid to Somalia

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in coordination with the Direct Aid Society, announced Wednesday a new batch of medical assistance to treat victims in Somalia following the recent terrorist bombings in Mogadishu. In a statement to KUNA, Chairman of KRCS Dr Hilal Al-Sayer said that aid would be provided to hospitals in Somalia to treat the wounded in the recent bombings. KRCS is urgently following the repercussions of the humanitarian situation there through its permanent contact with the humanitarian organizations...

  • Diwali gift to Pakistanis: Sushma says she will clear all pending medical visas

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017
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    New Delhi: In a big relief to Pakistani nationals awaiting Government of India's nod to visit the country for treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured that she will give clearance to all pending medical visa applications. Asserting that visas will be granted to the ''truly deserving applicants'' so that they can come to India for treatment, Sushma tweeted, "On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India will grant medical Visa in all deserving cases pending today.'' On October 18, E...

  • Visit of Indian Business Delegation to Kuwait from 22-23 October, 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    A business delegation of more than 10 Indian EPC companies from The Progress, Harmony & Development (PHD) Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi, a prominent Chamber of Commerce & Industry in India,  is visiting Kuwait from 22-23 October, 2017.  Most of companies from PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry are leading EPC companies in India and globally. The Embassy of India, Kuwait in association with the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) is organizing a business meeting with the Indian Business D...

  • Holiday notice on the occasion of the festival of ‘Deepavali’

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    The Embassy shall remain closed on THURSDAY, 19th October, 2017 on the occasion of the festival of ‘Deepavali’. However, emergency consular services will be rendered by the Mission. ...

  • Wesgro to host first conference in Cape Town on halal exports targeting Indian market

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment promotion agency, has developed an ambitious strategy to enable the Western Cape Province to become one of the leading global exporters in the trillion dollar Halal products and services market. This includes initiatives to double the region’s exports by 2025 which will bring an estimated $58 million to the economy with India a key target destination due to its large Muslim population. As part of this, Wesgro will host the first ever small sca...

  • Dentists express frustration over decision to exclude expats

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  Number of dentists expressed frustration over the decision taken by Assistant Undersecretary for Dental Affairs to exclude expatriates from paying the new charges for dental services, reports Al-Rai daily. They stressed that the one who issued this decision knows quite well about the high costs of dental equipment and medicines, which reach hundreds of millions of dinars incurred by the state every year. The dentists urged the government to take relevant actions and cancel this decision, wondering what benefits the As...

  • ‘30-40 pc of Kuwait’s population suffers from work-tied pressures’

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of Social Development Office (SDO) Dr Wafa Al-Aradi affirmed that 30-40 percent of the population in Kuwait suffers from work-related pressures. She indicated that marital problems, at a range of 60-70 percent, top the list of the most common cases of the people who visit the office. Dr Al-Aradi said this at a gathering on the sidelines of a ceremony titled “Mental Health in Workplaces” organized by SDO at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel under the patronage of State Minister for Cabinet Aff...

  • Kuwait zoo to be divided

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Eng Faisal Al-Hassawi disclosed about a study to divide the Kuwait Zoo into two parts — one part as a public garden and the other part as the zoo — as well as increase the entry fee to a range between 500 fils and KD 1 per head, reports Al-Rai daily. This comes within the framework of PAAAFR’s plan to improve its facilities and increase its revenues. Eng Al-Hassawi explained that the zoo is regarded as a touristic landmar...

  • Awqaf Ministry all set to implement fingerprinting for imams, muezzins in mosques

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is all set to begin implementation of the fingerprint attendance system for imams and muezzins, according to the decision of Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al- Rai daily. In this context, ministry Undersecretary Fareed Amadi disclosed that a system will be put in place to specify the unstable working hour depending on the prayer timing. This will ensure the affected employees sign in and out before and after each prayer, he noted. The undersecretary declared the ministry ne...

  • Domestics from India on hold – ‘Traveler’ trial Oct 22

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al- Durra Company and other concerned agencies have suspended the recruitment of domestic workers from India until further notice, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Despite the departure of a delegation from Al-Durra Company to hire Indian domestic workers at a suitable price, certain parties disrupted and hindered procedures by preventing contracting and agreements from agencies on the Indian side, sources revealed. Sources asserted such parties seem keen on controlling the recruitment of domestic workers to serv...

  • Key To Getting India On Security Council Is 'Not To Touch Veto': Nikki Haley

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The key to India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council is "not to touch the veto", US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she identified Russia and China as the two global powers against changes in the current structure of the Security Council. "This reform of the UN Security Council is much more about the veto. The permanent five (members of the Security Council) have the ability to veto. Russia, China, the UK, the US and France and none of them want to give that up," Ms Haley ...

  • 1 Dead, 3 Hurt As Fire In Rourkela Cracker Shop Spreads To Market

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    ROURKELA:  A person was killed and three others were injured when a fire broke out at a market in Odisha's Rourkela city early in the morning today. Police said the fire started at a shop that had stocked up a large quantity of firecrackers anticipating a rush of Diwali shoppers. A short-circuit in the shop is likely to have started the fire in the town about 340 kilometres from state capital Bhubaneswar, police said. A group of firefighters have completely doused the blaze now. The three injured people have been taken to a ...

  • 1.75 Lakh Diya, Ram-Sita In Chopper For Yogi Adityanath's Ayodhya Diwali

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017
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    AYODHYA, UTTAR PRADESH:  The temple town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, home to the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri mosque dispute, is set for the "Deepotsav", the town's biggest Diwali celebrations ever this evening, starring Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his entire cabinet. Officials say 1.75 lakh diyas or earthen lamps will be lit in the evening - a world record is certainly one of the goals - and there will be an aarti on the banks of the river Saryu by the saffron-robed Chief Minister, who is the head priest ...

  • Tourism Festival

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    A Tourism Festival (Paryatan Parv) is currently being celebrated in India from 5-25 October 2017 to promote visit of tourists from all over the world including Overseas Citizen of India/Persons of Indian origin and foreigners to visit places of historical, cultural, ancient architectural sites, places of scenic  beauty, adventurous expeditions, show-casing its varied and exquisite cuisine, traditions mixed with its remarkable achievements to modernize India through its commendable achievements in the areas of Information Technology, med...

  • Legislator wants annual KD 1,200 license fee on expats to cut traffic

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has suggested imposing an annual fee of KD 1,200 on expatriates who hold different kinds of driving licenses, except those under Article 20 visa (family drivers). Al-Otaibi explained this is one way of reducing traffic congestion caused by the large number of vehicles. He argued the country’s roads can no longer accommodate the rising number of vehicles, particularly since this resulted in many accidents which claimed the lives of many people and caused injuries and delays. He stressed the need to ...

  • KD 500 fine for carrying cylinders in private vehicles

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Director General for Fire Prevention at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate Brigadier Khalid Abdullah has warned the general public against carrying five or more gas cylinders in private vehicles that do not meet stipulated regulations, saying the violation attracts KD 500 fine, reports Al-Rai daily. Brigadier Abdullah disclosed the decision to ban private vehicles from carrying gas cylinders has been activated since the beginning of the year. He added the directorate has reached an agreement with distributors and coopera...

  • ‘Airport-project biggest in dev plan’

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Project Director of Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2 Project Faisal Al-Ostad affirms that this project is the biggest among the projects included in the development plan, and it will transform Kuwait into a regional hub for the Middle East, especially since the design of the project will make it one of the most developed and attractive airports in the world in terms of the latest technology, environmental standards and services to achieve high-level comfort, reports Al-Nahar daily. He revealed that the execution of t...

  • India, Russia To Hold First 'Tri-Service' War Games Starting This Week

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India and Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, said the Defence Ministry. The two countries have held annual naval exercises since 2003 but this is the first occasion that both will combine all military services. They come on the back of regional tensions, with Delhi and China ending a months-long military stand-off at the strategically important Doklam Plateau across the border at Sikkim. China has been expanding its naval presence in th...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Promises Ayurveda Hospital In Every District

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Underscoring the importance of Ayurveda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said time has come for a "health revolution" led by the traditional medicine system and pitched for affordable and accessible healthcare. Addressing a gathering after dedicating the country's first All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation, the prime minister noted that the world is heading "back to nature and wellness". Marking 'Ayurveda Divas' today, he described the medicine system as India's strengt...

  • Talwars Will Never Get Over Their Loss: Dinesh Talwar

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Nupur and Rajesh Talwar will never get over the pain of losing their child, but will try and get back to a normal life, Rajesh Talwar's brother Dinesh Talwar said today. Rajesh Talwar's brother said the dentist couple, who walked out of Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad today after four years behind bars, were in no position to speak to the media. "The pain of losing Aarushi can never go away and the grief over her loss, which was somewhere bottled up, will now come to the fore. They are not in a position to talk,...

  • Taj Mahal Built By Blood, Sweat of Indians, Says Yogi Adityanath

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  In the middle of a controversy over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today that the monument was "built by the blood and sweat of Indians". His officer also said he would visit the Taj Mahal next week in a move seen by many as damage control after a lawmaker of his BJP, Sangeet Som, described the monument as "a blot on Indian culture".  The Chief Minister will travel to Agra on October 26, visit the Taj and the Agra Fort and review various schemes, said his office. T...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind To Participate In APJ Abdul Kalam's Birth Anniversary Celebrations

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the 86th birth anniversary celebrations of the late president, APJ Abdul Kalam, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday, a statement by the APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation said today. The President will interact with Dr Kalam's family members at Rashtrapati Bhavan and receive the Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020 bus, which is expected to arrive on the day after travelling through 16 states, spreading the message about Dr Kalam's vision, it said. The bus was flag...

  • Talwars Innocent, Did Not Kill Daughter Aarushi, Says Allahabad High Court

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    ALLAHABAD:  Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been acquitted of charges of murdering their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008, by the Allahabad High Court. Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom at the Talwars' home in Noida near Delhi; then Hemraj, the family's Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They had appealed against their conviction. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Himachal Pradesh Election Dates To Be Announced At 4 PM

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The dates for voting and counting in Himachal Pradesh will be shared by the Election Commission this evening at 4 pm. Himachal Pradesh has 68 seats and is governed by the Congress. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh recently incited a revolt with most of the party's 36 legislators threatening to side with him if he is not given a free hand to run the party's campaign. Mr Singh, 83, is being investigated on corruption charges by the CBI; he has denied any wrongdoing. He has served six times as the small hill state'...

  • Ways sought to cut number of cars – ‘1.2m vehicles plying roads’

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In line with the measures taken by the government to eradicate traffic congestion and organize the labor market, the General Traffic Department has completed a study on the number of vehicles and the capacity of the roads of the country. According to high-ranking security sources, the study recommends banning GCC nationals, Arabs and other foreigners from owning more than one car, similar to the ban imposed on Bedoun residents in the country. They indicated that the study reveals the existence of about 1.9 million vehic...

  • Residence transfers of Ahmadi teachers pending over a month

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of teachers of Ahmadi Educational Zone revealed that their transactions related to transfer of residencies have been awaiting completion for almost one month, as they are left pending in the passport department due to unknown reasons, reports Al-Rai daily. They lamented that they had complained with the concerned department and later discovered that the reason for the delay is nothing but negligence. The teachers explained that they have to pay fines due to the delay in the transfer of their residencies. Suppos...

  • In Rare Move, Ayurveda Expert Appointed Secretary Of AYUSH Ministry

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Breaking convention of appointing bureaucrats as secretary, the government on Wednesday appointed an Ayurveda expert to the AYUSH ministry. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, who was appointed the special secretary in June this year, has been made secretary in the AYUSH ministry, according to an official order. The three-year tenure of Mr Kotecha, a former vice-chancellor of Gujarat Ayurveda University in Jamnagar, will also include his term as special secretary, the order said. Last year, a World Bank expert Parameswaran Iyer was t...

  • With 10,000 Electric Cars Purchase, PM Modi Leads This Plan From Front

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off India's race to turn all new passenger car sales electric by 2030. The largest order has gone to a company that hasn't commercially started producing the vehicles. Tata Motors Ltd. hasn't sold a single electric car yet, though Chief Executive Officer Guenter Butschek says its late-mover status is an advantage at a time when technology advances are leading to a fall in costs. Tata along with Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. -- India's sole electric carmaker that plans to boost its vehi...

  • Original Academic Certificates Needed For Residence Renewal

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh revealed that highly-qualified expatriates must present their original academic certificates for the renewal of their residencies. She said other categories are expected to be covered in this decision following the completion of the relevant study that is ongoing, adding that a circular in this regard will be issued after the study has been completed. Minister Al-Sabeeh indicated that discussions about suspending the renewal of ...

  • Operation goes wrong for Kuwaiti in Lebanon

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A Kuwaiti citizen travelled to Lebanon for liposuction, removal of fibrosis and cleaning of ears but he ended up with a permanent defect and distortion due to a medical error, reports Al-Rai daily. Lawyer Ashraf Al-Mousawi lodged a complaint with the Pulic Prosecution on behalf of the Kuwaiti citizen in Lebanon against the plastic surgery center and two doctors as well as others proven to be involved in the issue. He said a medical report issued the Forensic doctor Naeema Malah was submitted along with the complaint to ...

  • ‘Kuwait keen to help poor nations globally’ – ‘Women’s role to be enhanced’

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is keen achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 through aiding struggling nations and intensifying the role of women in global development plans, said Kuwaiti diplomats Tuesday. Speaking at a session on economic and sustainable development part of the 72nd UN General Assembly, member of the Kuwaiti diplomatic mission to the UN second secretary Abdullah Al-Sharrah affirmed that his country was keen aiding less fortunate nations to achieve the SDG. Nationally, Kuwait, under the guideli...

  • Bengaluru Woman Falls As Scooter Tries To Avoid Pothole, Crushed by Truck

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017
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    BENGALURU:  A day after Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah sounded an emergency and asked for over 15,000 potholes on Bengaluru's scarred roads to be fixed within 15 days, another woman died on Tuesday when she was flung from a scooter and crushed by a lorry near Devanahalli in the Karnataka capital.  Four people have died since last week in Bengaluru in accidents caused by potholes.  G Veena, 21, was riding pillion behind her older sister, who swerved to avoid a pothole on their way home. As the two-wheeler slowed, a truck...

  • Road tolls aim to develop traffic system

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary of the Roads Department at the Public Works Ministry Eng. Ahmad Al-Hassan said Monday that the study of imposing fees for usage of some roads aims at developing the road traffic system. In an interview with the Kuwaiti newspaper “Al- Rai”, Al-Hassan noted that there will be different alternative roads free of charge. On the new roads projects, Al-Hassan confirmed that the plan includes a number of roads that will be open and completing the west part of Jamal Abdulnasser road, which will ...

  • ‘Self-driven cars to hit Kuwait market’

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    DUBAI (KUNA): Kuwait wil be capable of hosting self-driving vehicles thanks to an advanced road scanning system set to be launched by Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) for the first time in the Gulf region. PACI Deputy Director General for information systems and technology Mansour Al-Metthen said that PACI has recently complemented the implementation of Lidar, a highly accurate road and street scanning system, inside Kuwait. In remarks to KUNA at the 37th GITEX Technology Week Exhibition in Dubai, he said the system also all...

  • ‘Public education in Kuwait quite failure’ – MoE plans to replace expat employees in academic sector

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “Public education in Kuwait is quite a failure” says former MP and Professor of Curricula and Methodologies at the College of Education in Kuwait University Salwa Al-Jassar, reports Al-Shahed daily. She stressed that the main evidence of the fact that public education is a failure is that most of the secondarylevel graduates who obtain around 90 percent in their school exams do not pass the aptitude tests of the university. Regarding the Shaddadiya University project, Prof. Al- Jassar explained that this project...

  • Kuwait to invite GCC leaders to Gulf Summit due in December

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait, in the coming few days, will start sending delegates to other member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to deliver letters to the Gulf leaders about the GCC summit which is due to be held in December, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a high ranking diplomatic source. Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Kuwait’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Al- Sabah said, “The GCC summit in Kuwait will open glowing chapters in the course of the Gulf cooperation. It will witness a happy ending to the diffe...

  • 300 Children Ill At UP's Shamli After Inhaling Gas From Sugar Factory

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    SHAMLI:  Around 300 schoolchildren fell ill this morning in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli after inhaling chemical waste from a sugar mill near their school. The students of Saraswati Shishu Mandir were taken to a government hospital after they suffering breathlessness, nausea, stomach ache, giddiness and a burning in their eyes. Over two dozen children are believed to be seriously ill and some of them have been referred to a bigger hospital in Meerut. "Between 30 and 35 children are in a serious condition, 15 have been ref...

  • Ministry lists health fee exemptions – Explanatory decisions issued

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Non-Kuwaitis married to Kuwaiti women will be added to the list of those exempt from healthcare fees at public hospitals and clinics throughout Kuwait, Health Minister Jamal Al-Harbi said on Sunday. The minister also issued several “explanatory decisions” regarding health insurance, fees pertaining to medical prescriptions and receiving intensive care at public hospitals for non-Kuwaitis, read a ministry statement. Intensive care fees will be subject to a medical report approved by the doctor and after...

  • Many firms fined in govt’s bid to rectify labor market – 38 court verdicts issued against visa traffickers

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh affirmed that 38 judicial verdicts were issued against visa traders, and a total of 337 violating companies were referred to the Public Prosecution during the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. She indicated that some verdicts ordered the companies to pay fines of more than KD 90,000, at a rate of KD 1,000 per violating laborer, after the Labor Law was amended to tighten the punishment and fines imposed on violators. Minister Al-Sabeeh s...

  • KD 99,000 paid for nationality – Syrian families probed

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Personnel from the General Department from the Citizenship and Travel Documents have arrested two Syrians for paying KD 99,000 to Kuwaitis to help their seven sons obtain the Kuwaiti citizenship, reports Al-Rai daily. The sources pointed out the incident happened in 1998 when a Syrian paid KD 55,000 to three Kuwaitis to add his 4 sons to their files following which they were able to take all advantages provided by the State to the citizens. The source added the father after his sons acquired the citizenship settled in S...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Braves Steady Drizzle To Take Salute

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017
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    KOLLAM, KERALA:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday braved a steady drizzle and kept standing when the national anthem was being played while taking the salute by the Army on his arrival on a day-long visit to attend a function at the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Though an official offered him an umbrella, he did not accept it and kept standing in the rain to take the salute. Earlier in the day, President Kovind arrived in Kollam on his maiden visit to Kerala after becoming president, and launched a Rs.- 100 crore initiative of t...

  • Firecrackers Won't Be Sold This Diwali In Delhi, Supreme Court Ban Till November 1

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  It will be a less boisterous but - as is widely hoped - a cleaner Diwali in Delhi and its neighbourhood this year with the Supreme Court today banning the sale of firecrackers till November 1, saying it wants to assess the impact on the air quality. Those who had already bought firecrackers can still burst them on October 19, when millions will celebrate the festival of lights by bursting crackers and lighting lamps. In November last year, the court had stopped the sale of fireworks within the National Capital Region...

  • Kuwaiti came 2nd in US Jet Ski championship in Arizona

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Jet Skier Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq won second place at the US Jet Ski Marathon in Lake Havasu, Arizona, for non-Modified stock category. Al-Abdulrazzaq told KUNA in a phone interview that he was very pleased to achieve this advanced positon, which allowed him to lift the flag of Kuwait at this international competition. He added that his decision to participate in this competition, organized by International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA), came shortly after winning UIM World Aqua bike champion recently....

  • Kuwait leads Arab countries in quality of drinking water - WHO

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng. Mohammad Bushehri said Friday the World Health Organization (WHO) rated Kuwait as the top Arab country in terms of the quality of sanitation, drinking water and hygiene. WHO assessment comes in recognition of Kuwait's relentless efforts to ensure the safety of drinking water and provide the water stations and laboratories with the state-of-the-art equipment, he told reporters this evening. He commended the efforts being made by Kuwaiti engineers and tec...

  • Till death do them part: Kerala students killed in Bengaluru accident were childhood friends

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017
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    Dubai: The road accident that claimed the lives of four youngsters on the Bengaluru-Mysuru road has cast a pall of gloom over the Malayali diaspora in Fujairah. The four students spent their school days in the emirate before chasing their dreams. They had caught up in India for an outing when the tragedy struck. Joel Jacob, Nikhit Job Sudeep, Rebecca Thomas and Jeena Eldho died when the car they were traveling was rammed by a Mysuru-bound truck on the highway. The driver of the Haryana-registered truck fled the scene. The four friend...

  • A month after murder, Gauri Lankesh's killers identified

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017
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    Bengaluru: The family of journalist Gauri Lankesh, gunned down outside her house on September 5, has said they were waiting for the culprits to be caught as soon as possible. At a press meet here, Lankesh's family remained guarded in their response to questions about the progress of the SIT investigation. "We are waiting and watching... and as you know the investigation is progressing, I do not want to comment on the investigation, like how it is going and its course. We are waiting for the killers to be caught as soon as po...

  • Diwali has come early due to changes in GST rules: PM Modi

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended his government on the changes made to the Goods and Services Tax saying that the alterations have been made as promised. "We had said we will study all aspects relating to GST for 3 months, including the shortcomings. And thus, the decisions were taken with consensus at the GST council," he said in a speech during his two-day trip to Gujarat. Applauding his government, the PM asserted that Diwali had come early for people due to the decisions taken in the GST Council. "On F...

  • Sasikala granted parole for 5 days to visit ailing husband

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017
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    Hyderabad: The Karnataka Prisons department on Friday granted parole to former AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala for 5 days to visit her ailing husband. The prisons department had earlier rejected her parole application on September 3. 60-year-old Sasikala's husband M Natarajan is admitted to the intensive care unit of a corporate hospital since September following a kidney and liver failure. He is awaiting a donor for liver transplantation and a kidney transplantation, according to doctors. Sasikala has been in jail since...

  • Kuwait has lowest retiring age among GCC countries – PIFSS

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has the lowest retirement age among the Gulf countries — 55 years old for men and 50 years old for women, reports Al- Jarida daily quoting the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS). The latest statistics released by PIFSS revealed that the retirement age in the public and private sectors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar is 60 years old for both genders; while in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain, the retirement age is 60 years old for men and 55 years old for women. Also, Kuwait has the lowest ...

  • ‘Vacancies in various ministries have become source of conflict’ – Positions vacant over a year

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The vacancies in a number of ministries have become a source of conflict between the parliamentary and political blocs especially since a majority of these positions have remain vacant for more than a year without officially commissioning a senior official to run these institutions, reports Al-Qabas daily. Political observers believe there are indications the government is ‘satisfied’ of this scenario because in the short-term it is the one that will reap benefits from this situation, especially before the discu...

  • Friday expected to be hot: Kuwait Meteorological Department

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Moderate weather was to continue during the weekend with an opportunity for dust and a slight decrease in temperature, the Kuwait Meteorological Department said on Thursday. Kuwait is affected by high altitude impact accompanied by moderate to active northwestern winds and an opportunity for dust on open areas with a slight and noticeable decrease in temperature, the department’s Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said. Meanwhile, he said Thursday’s weather was light to moderate with northwesterly winds ranging from ...

  • 47 undocumented Pinoys fly home

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A total of 47 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait were repatriated on Thursday to the Philippines on board the Philippine Airlines as part of the ongoing mass repatriation of overstaying Filipinos under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) by the Kuwait government in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. The Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program, a mutual agreement signed between the Kuwait government and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait seeks to address the rising number of ...

  • 5 Dead In Air Force Chopper Crash Near Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Five military personnel were killed and one critically wounded when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh this morning. The Mi-17 V5 chopper was on an "air maintenance mission" when it crashed around 6 am, according to the Air Force. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to establish what caused the crash. The Mi-17 V5 chopper is the backbone of the Air Force; 48 more have been requisitioned. Over 100 such helicopters are in service. The Mi-17 can carry a substantia...

  • Ivanka Trump To Speak After PM Narendra Modi At Hyderabad Summit Next Month

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  US President Donald Trump's daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump will be in Hyderabad for two days next month to attend the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Ms Trump is leading the American delegation at the summit that will be co-hosted by India and the US. She will speak at the inaugural session along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the evening of November 28 and will also attend a part of the event the next day. "Look forward to Ms. Ivanka Trump's presence at #GES 2017 Hyderabad as...

  • With Rs. 2.5 lakh crore, Mukesh Ambani Is Still India's Richest Person On Forbes List

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    New Delhi: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani on Thursday emerged as India's wealthiest for the 10th straight year as his net worth swelled to $38 billion (nearly Rs. 2.5 lakh crore) while the wealth of 100 richest rose by 26 per cent despite economic hiccups. Wipro's Azim Premji was a distant second with a net worth of $19 billion, moving up two places from last year, while Sun Pharma's Dilip Shanghvi slipped from his earlier second place to the ninth now ($12.1 billion) on Forbes magazine's annual 'India Rich List ...

  • Can hold national and state elections together from September 2018: Election Commission

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    New Delhi: India could witness national and state elections being held simultaneously in 2018. The Election Commission of India, on Wednesday, said that they are logistically capable to conduct state assemblies and Lok Sabha polls together by September 2018. “After purchase of new machines we would be logistically ready by Sept 2018 to hold parliamentary and assembly polls together,” said Election Commissioner OP Rawat. “However it is up to the government to take a decision and make required legal amendments,and...

  • Kuwait deported 31,000 expats in 2016 – 10,000 cases related to health issues

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In 2016, the government of Kuwait has deported 31,000 expatriates, which roughly works out to 85 people per day or one person every fifteen minutes and compared to four cases every hour the previous year, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable security sources confirming the trend of deportations has been very high unlike in the past. Detailing the nationalities of the deportees, the source said, the Indians topped the list with 24%, the Egyptians came in second place with 20%, the Filipinos 15%, Ethiopians fourth wit...

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