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    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...

  • Amit Shah In Village Of Kerala Chief Minister Who Calls Him 'Wet Cracker'

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  BJP chief Amit Shah, who has directly blamed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the murder of BJP workers in Kerala, will today lead the BJP's Jan Raksha (protect the people) Yatra through the Chief Minister's village Pinarayi in Kannur district. The 15-day yatra on foot to highlight what the BJP has called the "murder politics" of the state's ruling CPM is seen as a mega effort to establish the party in a state traditionally dominated by the Congress and the Left. Amit Shah will walk 11 k...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Praises Indian Community In Ethiopia

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    ADDIS ABABA:  President Ram Nath Kovind today hailed the Indian community for earning respect for their country in Ethiopia by contributing in nation building and creating economic opportunities. President Kovind arrived in Ethiopia's capital on the second leg of his maiden visit abroad. His visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years after President V V Giri's trip in 1972. Addressing an Indian community reception, President Kovind praised the community for popularising Ayurveda and Yoga. &...

  • ‘Broken promises hurt people’s trust in govt’ – ‘Development suspended’

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The government needs a new phase to restore trust by rescheduling development projects on specific dates and addressing issues which remain suspended for decades, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting some activists who were speaking at symposium. The symposium was held two days ago under the title ‘Crisis of Confidence’. The speakers at the symposium blamed the government in the citizens losing confidence in the nation due to its non-commitment in the implementation of development plans and not applying the law. A...

  • 303,819 ‘employees’ in all state institutions as of beginning of Oct

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The total number of employees in all state institutions is 303,819 including 223,658 citizens and 80,161 expatriates as of beginning of October 2017, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to a statistics issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the number of employees in all state institutions during the first quarter of 2017 was 317,453 including 234,121 citizens and 83,332 expatriates. The number during the second quarter was 341,386 including 255,914 citizens and 85,472 expatriates. The number of employees in th...

  • Decision on Oct 25 in expat health fees increase: court

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Administrative Court will issue its decision on Oct 25, 2017 on the case filed by Attorney Hashim Al-Refai against the decision to increase health fees in government hospitals for expatriates. During his submission, Al-Refai argued that the decision of the Health Ministry to increase health fees for expatriates is unconstitutional and illegal as it was issued to amend a law that is in force — law number 1/1999, hence, it cannot be overruled or amended except through a similar law, and it is not permissible to amen...

  • Indian Distressed Labours in Kuwait Companies

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    On 20th Sept, Shri M.J.Akbar, Hon’ble MOS (External Affairs) strongly raised the problems of Indian workers in Kharafi National with Kuwaiti authorities. Hon’ble Minister Social Affairs & Labour of Kuwait has assured most immediate response and relief to our distressed workers. As advised by Kuwaiti authorities, a list of 2,084 Indian workers in Kharafi National has been handed over to concerned Kuwaiti Authorities on 1st October, 2017. This list is available on Embassy’s website. Distressed Indian workers who h...

  • US Backs India On 'One Belt One Road', Says It Crosses 'Disputed Territory'

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The Trump administration today threw its weight behind India's opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it passes through a "disputed territory" and no country should "put itself into a position of dictating" the Belt and Road initiative. India skipped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in May this year due to its sovereignty concerns over the nearly $60 billion CPEC, a flagship project of China's prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR), which passes through Pakistan-occupied...

  • OROP Promise Delivered, Shows Commitment To Army: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    BILASPUR:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today his government delivered on the promise made to ex-servicemen on 'One Rank One Pension' scheme and it was an indication of the centre's commitment to the Indian Army. He said Rs. 8,500 crore has been distributed under the scheme, which had been stuck for some 40 years. At rally in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur, PM Modi said nobody asked why the OROP scheme could not be realised for such a long period. "I had announced during the Mandi rally that we will give One R...

  • US Resumes Premium Processing Of All H-1B Visa Categories

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The US has resumed premium processing of H-1B work visas in all categories, months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas popular among Indian IT professionals. Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to handle huge rush of new petitions. In September, the country opened up some categories of the H-1B visas for the fast processing. "Premium processing is now available for all types of H- 1B petitions," US Citizenship and Immigration Serv...

  • Patients in critical condition to be exempted from new medical fees

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has denied rumors spread on various media platforms that he intends to resign. Speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with assistant undersecretaries and directors of health districts Monday, Al-Harbi disclosed that exemptions from the new medical fees for expatriates will be expanded to include patients in critical condition who need to be confined in the intensive care units for surgery, internal medicine, heart diseases and children. He affirmed the heads of concerned departments and direc...

  • ‘Workforce in Kuwait sees 3.6 pct increase last June’ – CSB issues quarterly report

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said Monday the workforce in Kuwait (excluding housekeepers) hit 2,009,071 in last June. The figure reflects an increase by 70,828 or 3.6 percent from the corresponding month last year, according to the CSB quarterly report that surveyed the period ending on June 30, 2017. The total workforce, including housekeepers, hit 2,684,334, increasing by 83,929 or 3.2 percent in this period with the private sector remaining the main employer. The private sector absorbed 60.3 percent of ...

  • Mahatma Gandhi, Modi not enough. Swachh Bharat vision needs 125 crore Indians: PM

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017
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    New Delhi: Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s “swachh bharat” legacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that more that 125 crore Indians have accepted the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in their hearts. “The movement has become a people's movement due to the 'Siddhi' of Swachhagrahis,” said PM Modi. “#SwachhIndia wont come true even if 1000 Mahatma Gandhis, 1 lakh Narendra Modis, all Chief Ministers and governments come together. The dream of a Swachh Bharat will be realised by 125 crore Indians,...

  • Grace period granted

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has granted a grace period of three months for the renewal of work permits under the contracts of investors in cooperative societies until completion of procedures on the dismissal of investors from cooperatives and to amend their situation, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Fake graduation degrees probed – Jail or fine mulled

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Prosecutor’s Office is currently looking into four files of ‘fake’ graduation certificates said to have been issued by suspicious universities, reports Al-Qabas daily. The issue was referred to the Prosecution by the Ministry of Higher Education. A knowledgeable source said the Prosecution will charge the suspects who work in government educational institutions with ‘embezzling’ public money because they are aware they carry fake certificates. The Prosecution will demand that the...

  • UAE Woman Saves Indian Driver's Life, To Be Honoured

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017

    DUBAI:  A woman saved the life of an Indian truck driver in the UAE when she saw him in flames following a horrific road accident, media reports said. Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti, 22, was driving home after visiting a friend in a hospital when she saw two trucks burst into flames in Ras al-Khaimah, a city in the UAE, and responded to the victim's pleas for help, Gulf News reported. She bravely saved the Indian driver from a fire by dousing the flames with an abaya, a traditional garment worn by some Muslim women. Al Kumaiti said she...

  • Fresh Floods Hit Assam, Over 78,000 People Affected

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017
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    GUWAHATI:  A fresh wave of flood has hit Assam, submerging five districts and affecting over 78,000 people, an official said on Sunday. The north-eastern state, which has been recuperating after several rounds of floods this year, saw 306 acres of land submerged in the fresh wave. Around 16,000 animals have also been affected, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said. Rains across the state and in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya have caused flooding in Assam's Lakhimpur, South Salmara, Goalpara, H...

  • Officer Dies Of Gunshot Wounds At Naval Base In Kochi

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KOCHI:  A Naval officer died of gunshot wounds at the Naval base in Kochi this morning, a defence spokesman said. The spokesman said that a sailor on duty at the naval base sustained fatal bullet injury due to the firing of his duty weapon. The injured sailor was taken to the naval hospital INHS Sanjivani where all efforts to save him remained unsuccessful, he said. The naval base in Kochi houses the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command, which is one of the three main formations of the Indian Navy. Further details ...

  • Ministers to face grilling on forged passports issue soon

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The parliamentary Human Rights Committee invited His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to its meeting on Thursday to discuss the forged passports file, says Committee Chairman MP Adel Al- Damkhi. According to the lawmaker, the government intends to ask ministers, who will most likely be grilled in the next legislative round to stand on the grilling podium. He pointed out that only “minimum solutions” to the forged passports issue have been presented, including the health insur...

  • MoH issues 1,821 birth and death certificates to Illegal residents

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Health said on Saturday that they have issued 1,821 birth and death certificates since the past eight months to illegal residents in collaboration with Kuwait’s Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents’ Affairs. The Health Ministry issued 1,736 birth certificates to them, including 81 birth certificates since January 2017 and until last August, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Salman Al-Haifitold KUNA. Al-Haifiadded that such procedures on issuing birth certifi...

  • CSRSIR identifies original nationalities of 11,628 bedoun

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The latest statistics issued by the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) show the system since the beginning of its work in 2011 until 2017 has identified the original nationalities of 11,628 persons who claimed to be bedoun, reports Al-Rai daily. The statistics also show 8,421 people have rectified their situations while 3,207 are in the process of doing so. According to the statistics 6,025 people hold the Saudi nationality and 5,710 have already rectified their status as Saudis, while 315 ...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Shirdi Airport, First Flight To Mumbai

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017
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    AHMEDNAGAR:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday inaugurated the swank new Shirdi Airport in Ahmednagar and the inaugural Alliance Air commercial flight to Mumbai. The inauguration of the airport, developed by Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation or MADC, also marks the start of the year-long centenary celebrations of Shri Saibaba Samadhi for which over 11 million pilgrims are expected from around the world. The small town in western Maharashtra is a world-famous pilgrim spot for the 'samadhi' temple of a 20th cen...

  • ‘KOTC planning comprehensive upgrade of home gas cylinders’ – Bid to ensure utmost safety

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) is planning to execute a comprehensive upgrade of home gas cylinders with the aim of ensuring utmost safety, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They explained that KOTC intends to replace the gas cylinders in the branches of the company in Shuaiba and Umm Al-Aish areas. The project will focus on upgrading 264,600 cylinders of 12 kilograms weight, 10,000 cylinders of 25 kilograms weight and 500 cylinders of five kilograms weight in Shuaiba factory. In addition, 53,000 cylinders ...

  • CSC plans to ‘replace’ expat science teachers – MoH to sack foreigners

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The head of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Eng Ahmad Al- Jassar is working on a plan to replace expatriate teachers for the CSC decision to succeed, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources. The sources added the plan is to increase the number of Kuwaiti teachers in scientific specialties in particular, not less than 75 percent of the total number needed by the government schools. The same sources said attracting Kuwaitis into specializations which the Ministry of Education still need is a priority of the Civil Ser...

  • PAM to transfer 30 yrs in service employees to administrative posts – Bid to check violations

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower is planning to transfer employees who completed 30 years of service to administrative positions and give them the responsibility of finding solutions to the problems encountered in the labor departments, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. They indicated that the coming period will witness appointment of a number of youths in top positions with the aim of giving them the opportunity to prove their capabilities. Meanwhile, the sources revealed that the breach in the system of labor departments ...

  • Kuwait 42nd most popular destination for expatriates

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait ranked sixth in the Middle East and 42nd out of 46 countries declared as the world’s most popular destinations for expatriates, according to the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2017 which polled about 30,000 migrant workers across the world, reports www.arabnews.com Kuwait’s global ranking this year went down by seven notches compared to 2016 when it landed on the 35th spot. Singapore remained on top globally, while Norway climbed six places to the second spot, ahead of New Zealand that dropped by one spot. Mea...

  • Mumbai Stampede: Family Of Victims To Get Rs. 10 Lakh Compensation

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017
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    MUMBAI:  The kin of people, who died in a stampede at a railway foot over bridge or FOBs in Mumbai this morning, will get a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. Making an announcement at the site of the incident, Mr Goyal said the Railway Ministry as well as the Maharashtra government would provide an ex gratia of Rs. 5 lakh each to the kin of those who died in the incident. "The state government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh for the next of kin of deceased, while a similar amount...

  • Two students drown in Pampa at Aranmula

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017
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    Pathanamthitta: Two school students drowned while taking bath in Pampa river near Malakkara in Aranmula. The accident happened around 3 pm on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Soujith and Vishnu, both residents of Mezhuveli. They were part of a six-member group that arrived at the spot for taking bath in the river. As Soujith and Vishnu were caught in the current, their colleagues raised an alarm. On being informed by the local residents, Fire and Rescue Services and police personnel from Chengannur rushed to the spot....

  • No relief for Dileep as remand extended till October 12

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    Kochi: The Angamaly First Class Judicial Magistrate Court on Thursday extended the remand period of actor Dileep, who was arrested for allegedly plotting the February 17 actress attack, till October 12. Dileep, who has been lodged at the Aluva sub jail, was not taken to the court. The court proceedings were completed through videoconferencing. The Kerala High Court had on Wednesday reserved its orders on the actor's fifth bail plea. Four bail pleas filed by Dileep were earlier rejected - twice each in the Angamaly court and the H...

  • Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated in Indian Embassy on Monday

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated in Indian Embassy on Monday, 2nd October 2017, with one-hour cultural programme from 0900 – 1000 hrs.  Favourite Gandhi Bhajans will be sung on this auspicious occasion. All Indian nationals are cordially invited to participate.  Please arrive by 0845 hrs. Light snacks, tea/coffee will be served to all.      ...

  • Mamata Banerjee Composes Theme Song For Durga Puja

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    KOLKATA:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has composed the theme song for a popular city puja since theme music has become a new trend among community pujas in the metropolis. The song - "Boichitrer muktoy gantha ekotar monihar" (the jewel of unity is stitched with a string of pearls of diversity) - is being played at the 'Suruchi Sangha' puja, winner of multiple awards. Singer Shreya Ghosal lends her voice for the theme song that has been composed by Jeet Gannguli. The CM has posted the video of...

  • 7-Year-Old Raped, Murdered Allegedly By Relative in Kerala

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    KOLLAM, KERALA:  A seven-year-old was murdered after being raped allegedly by a relative in Kerala's Kollam. The girl's body was found in a rubber estate in Kulathupuzha, about 60 km from state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The girl went missing yesterday after she left for her tuition class in the morning. Her parents got worried when she didn't return home. They reported the matter to the police who launched a search operation and found her body, which was sent for post-mortem. According to the police, the girl's...

  • Al-Kandari questions education minister on ‘forged’ certificates

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: MP Abdul- Kareem Al-Kandari has forwarded questions to Minister of Education and Higher Education Mohammed Al-Fares on forged academic certificates Al-Kandari said the National Assembly has instructed the Education Affairs Committee to investigate the forged certificates that spread recently in the country, especially in Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). He pointed out this phenomenon is a threat to educational institutions, indicating the issue is akin to scientific theft...

  • Worker not paid for 13 years – License rules violated

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Domestic Labor Department referred a sponsor who refused to pay the salary of his worker for 13 years to the Public Prosecution for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, officers from the Residency Affairs Department arrested a Kuwaiti citizen for running a domestic workers bureau on a license issued for importation of electrical appliances. Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry stated that inspection sector affiliated to the Residency Affairs Department was notified about a citizen using his ...

  • Air Force Trainer Jet Crashes Near Hyderabad, Pilot Ejects Safely

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  An Indian Air Force training aircraft crashed in Hyderabad today, Air Force sources said. The two-seat trainer was being flown by a flight cadet, who escaped unhurt, they added. The aircraft has been completely destroyed in the mishap. A court of inquiry will ascertain the cause. The pilot, believed to have taken off from the Hakimpet Airforce Station, ejected about 2 km from the crash site using a parachute. After landing, the trainee cadet was able to contact his colleagues using his cellphone. The process of eject...

  • Kerala Priest, Rescued From ISIS, Arrives In Delhi, Meets PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    Father Tom Uzhannalil, who was held captive by ISIS for over a year before his rescue earlier this month, arrived in Delhi today and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Father Tom, who was released on September 12, will leave for his hometown Ramapuram in Kottayam on Sunday. He is expected meet Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday. The Catholic priest from Kerala was abducted from Yemen by ISIS after an attack on an old people's home run by missionaries in the southern port c...

  • Keralite nurse found dead in Saudi Arabia

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    Koothattukulam, was working at a dispensary in Quiba, in the Al Qassim region. She had opened the hostel room's door at around 10.30 in the morning when a routine inspection team arrived. Her roommate, also a Keralite nurse, found the washroom locked from inside as she returned to the hostel from duty at around 12.30 pm. She kept on knocking, but Jinsi failed to open the door. The roommate then called the security staff. They opened the door, only to find Jinsi lying dead. She was rushed to hospital, where her death was confirmed...

  • Residence permit cancellation of Arab expat prior to 6 month period probed

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Officers at the Residency Affairs Department followed up the issue of an Arab national whose residence permit was cancelled without him staying outside Kuwait for six months, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry stated the Arab man left the country and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor ordered cancellation of his residence permit prior to the six months legal period after which an automatic cancellation is permitted. Investigation revealed that residen...

  • Fingerprint attendance will be applied to all: PAAAFR

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Eng Faisal Al-Hassawi affirmed that the authority has taken all necessary procedures for implementing the fingerprint attendance system, reports Al-Anba daily. He stressed that the fingerprint attendance system will be applied on everybody including department directors and supervisors. Al-Hassawi explained that the decision will be implemented from Oct 1. It will not affect hardworking employees as they have been committed to carrying...

  • Social aid extended to wives of non-Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh issued a ministerial resolution to extend the period for disbursement of social aid to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, reports Al- Rai daily quoting a reliable source. The source explained that the minister took this step due to the absence of a law on granting aid to this category. He said the existing law does not allow the ministry to grant social aid to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis (Bedouns and foreigners) and suf...

  • India Is World's 40th Most Competitive Economy: World Economic Forum

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India has been ranked as the 40th most competitive economy -- slipping one place from last year's ranking -- on the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness index, which is topped by Switzerland.     On the list of 137 economies, Switzerland is followed by the US and Singapore in second and third places, respectively.     In the latest Global Competitiveness Report released today, India has slipped from the 39th position to 40th while neighbouring China is ranked at 27th.&nb...

  • Postage Stamps on Ramayana

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017
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    Department of Posts, Government of India has recently brought out Commemorative Postage Stamps on Ramayana, as per the attached information. Considering wide interest expected in our community to acquire these stamps, Indian Embassy will soon be organising a function in the Auditorium to release these stamps as well as sell these stamps to all those interested.       ...

  • Ruling in increase of fuel price by govt on Thursday

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Court of Cessation Monday decided to adjourn to next Thursday the ruling on the appeal filed against the government’s decision to increase the fuel prices. Earlier, the Court of Appeals had overturned the verdict issued by the lower court to suspend the Cabinet’s decision which was issued on Aug 1, 2016. During the court session, Lawyer Ali Al-Ali, who was present along with Lawyer Nawaf Al-Fazai, urged the court to accept the appeal by overturning the verdict of the Court of Appeals. He stressed that the ap...

  • USA sets 3 conditions for Kuwait for entry to United States from Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The United States of America has set three conditions for Kuwait to open a pre-clearance facility for entry to the United States from the Kuwait International Airport, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting informed sources. The sources said the negotiations between the two countries will continue for a long time until the conditions are met, most notably the number of passenger of all nationalities travelling to America from the Kuwaiti airport must be 1,000 per day or 30,000 a month. The sources revealed the US authorities ha...

  • Mumbai Doctors Who Treated Eman Ahmed: It Was A Mistake To Take Her Out Of India

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Egyptian national Eman Abdulati, 37, who won the hearts of Mumbaikars with her resolve to fight obesity, is no more. Abdulati passed away at 4.35 am on Monday at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, following medical complications. She had arrived in Mumbai in February this year and lost 330 kg under the supervision of a team of Mumbai doctors. In a controversial move, her family had decided to move her to Abu Dhabi in May. Once the world's heaviest woman and weighing 500 kg, Abdulati was under the supervision of over 20 doct...

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

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Thursday, Sep 21st Holiday – Hijri New Year

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017

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

  • Philippine Embassy sets up assistance desk

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

  • Visa freeze on North Koreans

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017

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

  • Ban on recruitment of female Indian domestic workers lifted

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

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

  • Disgruntled Kuwaiti doctors plan to sue MoH for no jobs

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

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

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

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

  • Court strikes down Dileep's bail plea yet again

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017

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

  • Ayurveda Students Set Guinness Book Record In Jaipur

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

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

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

  • ‘Limit excessive use of marginal labors’

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

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

  • Revised Program of Ministerial Visit

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

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

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

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

  • Hindi Fourth Most Spoken Language In World: Minister

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

  • Security grills long-absent Kuwaitis on return

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

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

  • KRCS, IHH coordinating in helping Rohingyas

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017

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

  • ‘Some companies manipulate with renewal of work permits’

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017

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

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

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

  • Landslides Shut Down Jammu-Srinagar Highway

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017

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

  • Temperatures to drop in Kuwait: Met center

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017

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

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

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

  • Indian Social Forum Condemns the murder of Gauri Lankesh

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

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

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

  • Warnings issued as singles found living in family homes

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017

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

  • Millions spent during the Eid

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017

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

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

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

  • 130 Air India Pilots Skipped Alcohol Tests Before Flights

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

  • Railways to rename trains after famous literary works

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

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

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

  • Kuwait Red Crescent celebrates eid with elderly, handicapped

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

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

  • Passport data confusion ends

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

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

  • Money laundering issue tied to Indian nurses to be probed

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

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

  • Humid weather expected during weekend: Al-Bloushi

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

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

  • Amir extends Eid Al-Adha greetings to all

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

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

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

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

  • ‘Kuwait Airways to undergo strategic overhaul’

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

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

  • Local banks closed from Aug 31-Sept 4

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

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

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

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

  • Qatar Airways Crew Member Collapses, Flight Diverted To Hyderabad

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

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

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

  • Price of diesel, kerosene set to rise in September

    Posted on : Friday 25th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 25th of August 2017

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

  • Rs. 200 Note To Be Launched Tomorrow

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

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

  • Minister’s decision on exam cheats draws mixed reactions

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

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

  • No work permits for North Koreans

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

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

  • PM Modi to begin official visit to Kuwait soon

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

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

  • VAT, selective tax to bring in KD 600m

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

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

  • ‘Sept 1 first day of Eid Al-Adha’

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Media Advisor To Former PM PV Narasimha Rao Dies

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

  • Sushma Swaraj assures medical visa to ailing infant from Pakistan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

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

  • New direct shipping line between Doha Qatar, Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

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

  • ‘Remove barrier in parking lot’

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Statistics reveal male expats outnumber female counterparts

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

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

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

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

  • 71st Independence Day of India in Kuwait

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait may ‘lag’ on VAT

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nearly 20 Lakh Affected By Floods In Bihar

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

  • Poor priced out of health – Expats to suffer

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

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

  • ‘6 govt employment agencies recruit nurses’

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pinarayi Vijayan to open Nehru Trophy boat race today

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

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

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

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

  • Parents complain about baby milk shortage

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

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

  • Minister nods revocation of 13 persons citizenship

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

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

  • Kuwait to witness Perseids on Saturday

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Expats deposits increase 2.4 pct

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

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

  • Kuwait 6th with 79 tons gold reserve

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

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

  • ‘Exempted expats contradict policy’

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

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

  • NRIs In US Welcome Cabinet Decision To Extend Proxy Voting

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

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

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

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

  • Promoting Rail Tourism

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

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

  • Venkaiah Naidu Gives New Definition Of India

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of August 2017

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

  • 10th Urban Mobility India Conference & Expo 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of August 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

  • Haryana Officials Allege Threats From Senior To Clear Construction

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of July 2017

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

  • Leopard Strays Into Residential Area In Kishtwar, Captured

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Doval holds talks with Chinese counterpart

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

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

  • Student Visa Days in Aug at US Embassy

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Pomp And Tradition Come Together As New President Takes Office

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

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

  • Renowned Space Scientist And Academic Yash Pal Dies At 90

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Arun Jaitley Introduces Bill To Replace Banking Regulation Ordinance

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

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

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

  • Firefighters battle Sharq blaze

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017

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

  • Prominent Yoga and Meditation Centers in India

    Posted on : Monday 24th of July 2017

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

  • Mumbai Woman Killed After Coconut Palm Falls On Her

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

  • Senior journalist Ashok Malik appointed Press Secretary to President

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017

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

  • 9 Killed As Bus Carrying Pilgrims Overturns Near Udaipur

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017

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

  • 200 'Unwanted' Babies Received In Cradles: Government

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

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

  • Counting Of Votes For The Presidential Election Is Underway

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Heatwave hits Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

  • Commerce thwarts bid to hike prices of commodities

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

  • Weather Department Sends Out Heavy Rainfall Warning Across Odisha

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

  • 9 Killed In Bihar Road Accident

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

  • General reserve ‘cuts’ not indicative of deficit

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

  • Number of applicants for private sector jobs increases: statistics

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017

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

  • Kuwait oil price up 86 cents to USD 45.38 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017

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

  • Andhra Pradesh May Convert INS Viraat Into Tourist Attraction

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait Teachers Society against fingerprint system

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Government agencies working on changes to strategic salary scale

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

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

  • ‘287 Kuwaitis received false certificates from fake schools’

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Forensic guru Chandra Sekharan passes away

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Amir congratulates Iraq on Mosul’s liberation

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Roaming food carts exclusively for youth

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Monsoon to cover entire country this week

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

  • Auto-disconnection of landlines from July 23

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

  • US lifts laptop ban on Kuwait Airways

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait Airways planning to launch new routes next year

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of July 2017

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

  • Passengers Flying Out Of Delhi To Pay Less Now

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

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

  • GST To Boost Demand For Select IT, Accounting Professionals

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

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

  • ‘Developing local tourism spells economic prosperity for Kuwait’

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Some parliamentary panels plan to finish their work during recess

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait vows to combat Eid advertisement, messages chaos

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

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

  • ‘Any expat caught collecting donations faces deportation’

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

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

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