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    Mumbai Woman Killed After Coconut Palm Falls On Her

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

  • Senior journalist Ashok Malik appointed Press Secretary to President

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017

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

  • 9 Killed As Bus Carrying Pilgrims Overturns Near Udaipur

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of July 2017

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

  • 200 'Unwanted' Babies Received In Cradles: Government

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

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

  • Counting Of Votes For The Presidential Election Is Underway

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Heatwave hits Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

  • Commerce thwarts bid to hike prices of commodities

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of July 2017

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

  • Weather Department Sends Out Heavy Rainfall Warning Across Odisha

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

  • 9 Killed In Bihar Road Accident

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

  • General reserve ‘cuts’ not indicative of deficit

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

  • Number of applicants for private sector jobs increases: statistics

    Posted on : Monday 17th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017

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

  • Kuwait oil price up 86 cents to USD 45.38 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017

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

  • Andhra Pradesh May Convert INS Viraat Into Tourist Attraction

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait Teachers Society against fingerprint system

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Government agencies working on changes to strategic salary scale

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

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

  • ‘287 Kuwaitis received false certificates from fake schools’

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Forensic guru Chandra Sekharan passes away

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Amir congratulates Iraq on Mosul’s liberation

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Roaming food carts exclusively for youth

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of July 2017

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

  • Monsoon to cover entire country this week

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

  • Auto-disconnection of landlines from July 23

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

  • US lifts laptop ban on Kuwait Airways

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait Airways planning to launch new routes next year

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of July 2017

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

  • Passengers Flying Out Of Delhi To Pay Less Now

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

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

  • GST To Boost Demand For Select IT, Accounting Professionals

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

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

  • ‘Developing local tourism spells economic prosperity for Kuwait’

    Posted on : Friday 7th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Some parliamentary panels plan to finish their work during recess

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait vows to combat Eid advertisement, messages chaos

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

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

  • ‘Any expat caught collecting donations faces deportation’

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

  • Construction slowdown forces firms to cut number of workers

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

  • Rise in health fees on expat visitors implemented

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

  • No work visas eyed for below 30 years expats

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of July 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

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

  • IGNOU Vice Chancellor Announces Free Education For Transgender Candidates

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

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

  • Prices of cigarettes to shoot up after GCC tax

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017

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

  • China Accuses India Of 'Betrayal' On Sikkim Border

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017

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

  • UP Government To Use Satellite Technology To Check Overloaded Vehicles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

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

  • Young entrepreneurs suffering from rent hike

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

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

  • No chaos as travelers praise airport workers

    Posted on : Friday 30th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

  • Visa to Kuwait to meet relatives/friends in distress

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

  • KD 5 or even less can trigger travel restriction

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Lawmakers discuss panel report on amendment to retirement age

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017

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

  • 39 IAS officers under scanner for alleged corruption: DoPT

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017

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

  • Heavy rains lash Mumbai; disrupt rail, road traffic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kuwaiti leadership congratulates Djibouti on nat'l day

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

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

  • His Highness Amir congratulates Madagascar on nat'l day

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 26th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Better, Faster Services At Indian Embassy

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

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

  • College fee reduced for Indian students in Gulf

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

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

  • Government Clears Proposal For Setting Up Airport In Greater Noida

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

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

  • Quarter million expected to travel during Eid holidays

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

  • Regulation on companies in country concerning refuse dumping is weak

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

  • MPW plans to cancel construction of 3 labor accommodation projects

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

  • ‘KD 2.5 bln allocated for Kuwait airport upgrade’

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Long-term Business Visas to India

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Wataniya Airways set to operate at Kuwait airport

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

  • India Raises Terrorism Issue At BRICS Foreign Ministers Meet

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

  • PM Narendra Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

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

  • E Sreedharan, the humble engineer who drives humongous projects

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Terrorist Abu Salem Convicted In 1993 Mumbai Blasts Case

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Early retirement eyed for parents taking care of handicapped kids

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Council approves request for Jafariya Cemetery expansion

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Scholarship for Indian Students

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

  • Hike in electricity tariffs to stay

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

  • e-platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Amir condoles death of Saudi officer

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

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

  • Toll Free Tourist Helpline for Foreign Tourists Visiting India

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • IndiGo Announces Rs. 899 Offer

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

  • MGRP official presents method to reduce number of expatriates

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • ‘Stopping fuel price hike requires special law’

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • Staff exempted from ‘finger’ attendance

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • Ministry denies ‘plan’ to hike private schools fees

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • How Many Free SBI ATM Withdrawals Are Allowed Per Month

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

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

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

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

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

  • Engineer Killed, 2 Pilots Injured In Badrinath Helicopter Crash

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • Local banks express concern over uncooperative clients

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • Kuwaitis second highest shoppers in Turkish cities after Saudis

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • MoD inspects military base on Boubyan Island

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • International Day of Yoga

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • Long-term Business Visas to India

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7th Pay Commission: Latest Update On Allowances

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

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

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

  • Former ISRO Chief G Madhavan Nair Pitches For Manned Mission

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

  • Rationalization of Visa fee

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

  • 10 Feared Dead Due To Heat Wave In Uttar Pradesh

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

  • ‘Declare amount to customs’

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

  • Delhi Weather To Get Cooler Tomorrow, Rains To Return

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

  • Rethink on family visas – Decision expected to freeze

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

  • 60 pc of Kuwaiti employees are women

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

  • News about amnesty false: Indian Embassy

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

  • Senkumar ousts Thachankari, Sandhya to head Police Welfare Society

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • First Deluxe Train Deccan Queen Marks 87th Birthday

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

  • Kuwait ‘high’ in rating on peace

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • New visa ban puts families in serious crisis

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

  • GMRP cuts cash for 1,652 Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

  • Large portion goes in paying public employees’ salaries

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

  • Ministry panel to probe alleged question leakage, exam results

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health has barred doctors working in the health centers and hospitals of the private sector from “advertising” their services. The ministry, through its Department of Medical Licensing, sent a letter to the managers of all health centers, clinics and hospitals of the private sector as well as to owners of private clinics, stating that, “It is not allowed for a doctor to advertise his/her services in any way”. The letter was based on Decision No. 6/2017 which was issued during the medi...

  • Your Right At Work, A migrant workers guideline launched !

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of May 2017
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    The booklet which is a migrant workers guide titled "Your rights at work" recently launched by Kuwait Trade Union Federation President (KTUF) Mr. Salem Al – Ajmi at its head office in Salmiya (Hawally square) along with Solidarity Center Program officer Mr.Abdulrahman Al-Turki. This migrant workers guide/booklet  towards understanding their rights in Kuwait is available in four languages such as English, Arabic, Hindi and Nepali.  Kuwait Trade Union Federation and solidarity center are keen in delive...

  • Residents in Kuwait spent KD 450 mln in last five days

    Posted on : Monday 29th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Citizens and residents of Kuwait spent about KD 450 million for shopping in the last five days, reports Al-Anba daily. The decision for early payment of the salaries of public employees could be the reason behind this increased rate of spending among both Kuwaitis and residents for buying the commodities and foodstuffs required during the month of Ramadan. Costs Ministry of Commerce and Industry rejected several requests presented by some food-related companies to increase the costs of their commodities before the start o...

  • Cyclone Mora to intensify in next 24 hours, heavy rains expected in Odisha, northeast

    Posted on : Monday 29th of May 2017
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    The cyclonic storm 'MORA' is very likely to move north- north eastwards and cross Bangladesh coast near Chittagong around May 30. The cyclonic storm Mora moved north-north eastward in the past six hours with a speed of 12 kmph and lay centred at 0230 hrs ST of today, over east central Bay of Bengal near Latitude 16.6 degree N and Longitude 91.3 degree E, about 720 km nearly south- southeast of Kolkata and 630 km south-southwest of Chittagong. The system is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during the ne...

  • High alert in Pathankot after suspicious bag found

    Posted on : Monday 29th of May 2017
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    Punjab :  Army, SWAT commandoes have launch search operation after the bag was found hidden and stuffed in a gunny sack. A high alert has been sounded in Punjab's Pathankot district after a suspicious bag was spotted near Mamoon military station last night. A local resident informed the police about the bag on Sunday. Five shirts and two trousers were found in a wheat flour bag, with 'Jammu' on written on it, at a secluded place near the Defence Road.    ...

  • Amir congratulates citizens, expats on Ramadan

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated the Kuwaiti public and expatriates on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. An Amiri Diwan statement said Thursday that His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Al-Sabah family apologize for not receiving well-wishers this year. Only senior statesmen, brass and diplomats will be received. It also expressed best wishes of more prosperity, safety and development for Arab and Muslim worlds....

  • Ban on renewal of family visas for parents, siblings

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Interior has placed a ban on renewal of family visas for parents, siblings and other relatives. Issuance of visit visas has been suspended except for some limited cases. Such a decision was taken to reduce pressure on public services in general particularly healthcare services. Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a circular in this regard to all directors of Residency Affairs departments. In the circular, he explained that visas ...

  • Sushma thanks Pakistan for Uzma’s return

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    ndian national Uzma Ahmed, who had claimed she was forced to marry a Pakistani man and was later allowed to return to India, thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for their help as she recounted her ordeal at a press conference in New Delhi today. "Pakistan is like a well of death. I am an orphan. I am an adopted child and have nobody," Uzma said as she broke down several times at the press conference. "It is easy to go (to Pakistan) but tough to return," she said. ...

  • Ambitious sweep of new laws reveals govt's priorities

    Posted on : Friday 26th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI: In its three years in office, the Modi government has scrapped more than a thousand laws, some dating to the Raj that detailed rules for killing elephants and how to deal with spy pigeons. But the several laws that have been amended and the fresh ones that have been passed reflect the government's intent to quicken the pace of economic change and extend its political constituency to the underprivileged apart from the country's middle classes. The list is formidable: from GST and the Real Estate Regulation Act, to Bena...

  • Some will work from 9:30 am to 2 pm, others from 10 am to 2:30 pm during Ramadan

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of May 2017

    CSC fixes two different Ramadan timings for ministries, other depts KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Ahmad Al-Jassar has fixed two different Ramadan timings for the ministries and other government departments. Some of them will start at 9:30 am and close at 2:00 pm, and others will start at 10 am and close at 2:30 pm. In a decision, Al-Jassar urged the departments whose nature of jobs requires change in the timing to contact CSC for appropriate schedule. He cited the ministries and agencies that will be st...

  • Thousands bid tearful adieu to ‘Sunnychayan’

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT: Thousands of people flocked to the National Evangelical Church of Kuwait (NECK) in Kuwait City yesterday to bid a tearful adieu to M Mathews, a well-regarded social leader and Indian industrialist, whose mortal remains were kept in the church hall for people to pay their last respects. Mathews, popularly known as Sunnychayan, passed away in Kuwait on May 20, 2017 following a long illness. Church volunteers and relatives struggled to control the mourners from all walks of life as they poured into the church to have a last glimpse ...

  • Adani May Exit $16.5 Billion Mine in Australia Without Tax Deal, Says Minister

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of May 2017
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    Carmichael coal project, Australia's largest coal project has been delayed several times since first being proposed in 2010 due to protests and court claims from green groups concerned about its environmental impact. India's Adani Group could walk away from its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal project in Australia unless a royalties deal can be reached with the state government, according to federal Resources Minister Matthew Canavan. The Queensland government's failure to agree the terms of the royalty regime for the mine ...

  • Outdoor work ban starts June 1

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Manpower authority issued its annual decision banning laborers from working in the open from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm, effective from the beginning of June till the end of August. Acting director Abdullah Al-Motoutah urged employers to observe these timings and conditions in order to avoid legal accountability. Municipality’s budget Kuwait Municipality Director Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said that the parliamentary budgets committee had officially approved the municipality’s budget in full and attribute...

  • India must become an engine of growth, says PM Narendra Modi at AFDB meet

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
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    Narendra Modi highlighted India's long time association with African nations and said India must be an engine of growth. "India must be an engine of growth and an example in climate friendly development," Prime Minister Modi said speaking at the meeting on the second day of his Gujarat visit. This is PM Modi's third tour of his home state where Assembly elections are due early next year.   HERE'S WHAT PM MODI SAID: By nex...

  • 38 Days To Go For GST, Small Businesses Will Have To Digitise Soon

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
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    ndia's biggest tax reform in history is also set to make its small-to-medium businesses more transparent. On July 1, as India rolls out its landmark national sales tax, businesses that make less than 100 million rupees -- which the government refers to as micro, small and medium enterprises -- will all have to digitize. The firms, often accused of conducting business mostly in cash and evading taxes by under-reporting income, will for the first time have to report every transaction, creating an online trail for the tax office. ...

  • SME owners to be fined for subleasing projects to expats

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

    KUWAIT: The government plans to issue a decision soon on expanding the scope of citizens who can benefit from the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development, said official sources. This step comes in view of the extremely limited demand for the fund’s services, as the total spending on entrepreneurial projects so far is only KD 6 million out of the fund’s KD 2 billion capital, they noted. The sources explained that the government is considering including retirees and providing them with capital needed to sta...

  • Sides sort hiring of domestics from India

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY: The return of Indian domestic workers to work in the country can be expected soon after all the impediments that had halted the incoming flow of these workers were ironed out. They revealed that several meetings were held between senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Domestic Labor Department under the directives of the Acting Director General of Department for Residency Affairs Major General Abdullah Al-Hajri. The sources explained that the refusal of Indian authorities to supply Kuwait with domestic lab...

  • Delhi beats the heat in style, gets its first ever air-conditioned bus stand

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    New Delhi: As Delhi is reeling under an intense heat wave with temperatures shooting up beyond 40 degrees mark, commuters can now heave a sigh of relief as a bus stand in south Delhi has been equipped with the air-conditioning facility. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus stand is located on the Ring Road at Lajpat Nagar. The AC has been installed by a Japanese multinational air conditioner manufacturing company. A government official said that the company has installed the AC in cooperation with a private agency which has ...

  • IT Companies Didn't Lose Jobs, But Added 1.7 Lakh, Says Industry Body

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India's IT companies added 1.7 lakh jobs in the last one year alone, 50,000 of them in Q4, or the first three months of 2017, industry body Nasscom announced on Thursday, suggesting reports of mass layoffs in the sector are over-hyped. Rather, it said, the sector would continue to create about 20-25 lakh jobs within the next decade. India's biggest IT companies have been in the headlines for weeks for handing pink slips to hundreds of employees, news that comes against the backdrop of increased automation and pro...

  • India, Singapore Navies Begin Mega Exercise In South China Sea

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Navies of India and Singapore today began a seven-day-long mega maritime exercise in the South China Sea which has been witnessing a growing Chinese assertiveness.   Four warships of the Indian Navy and long range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8l are participating in the SIMBEX (Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise), which is aimed at increasing interoperability between the two navies. A diverse range of operational activities at sea have been planned during the course of the exercise. "T...

  • Municipality orders probe into financial irregularities

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Director-General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has ordered an investigation into financial irregularities in the contract of the establishment and maintenance of a central lab affiliated to the Department of Imported Food Section in Shuwaikh to test the foodstuffs imported into the country. Al-Manfouhi has referred the issue to the legal department and asked for a full report and its referral to the Audit Bureau. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Panel probing citizenship withdrawal to file report – Affected persons may file lawsuits

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The committee tasked to investigate withdrawn citizenship files is expected to submit its first report to the higher authority for appropriate decision soon, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a source, the committee’s report contains files of four persons — Abdullah Al- Bargesh, Ahmad Al-Jabr, Sa’ad Al-Ajmi and Nabil Al-Awadhi, The source disclosed the committee met a few days ago, during which the members decided to forward its report about the four files to the higher authority. The committee recommende...

  • EU official underlines good and close relationship with Kuwait

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

    BRUSSELS (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ambassador to the European Union, Jassem Al-Budaiwi, hosted a lunch at his residence Tuesday in honor of the Chair of the Middle East- Gulf (MOG) Working Party at the European External Action Service (EEAS); the EU’s foreign service. Speaking to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Roberto Storaci, chair of MOG said “we think it is important to have direct contact with the ambassadors. It was very kind of the Ambassador to invite us for lunch.” He noted that this lunch comes right after the visit o...

  • All necessary preparations in place to ‘welcome’ Ramadan

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Mosques Affairs Dr. Waleed Al- Shuaib affirmed that the Mosques Affairs Sector at Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs have completed necessary preparations to welcome the month of Ramadan 2017 (1438 AH), reports Al-Seyassah daily. He declared that all mosques across the country are well-prepared for worshippers along with 26 Ramadan centers and 35 places for Itikaf (solitary worshipping). Dr Al-Shuaib revealed this recently in a press release, stressing that the holy month requires preparation...

  • No to medical tourism – DGCA ‘developing’ plan to avoid congestion at airport

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) Yousef Al-Fawzan says the administration is facing a great challenge this year during summer, as the preparations for this year are completely different from previous years. He explained that the DGCA has to manage four seasonal occasions at the same time — Ramadan, Umra, Eid al-Fitr and Hajj. Considering the fact that this situation will impose heavy pressure on DGCA administration, a plan has been developed by the top leadership to avoid congestion. ...

  • ‘Zain’ preps for installation of 3,000 cameras in a bid to secure mosques – 1,553 mosques ready

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Mosques Affairs at Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Walid Al-Shuaib disclosed that Zain Telecommunications Company has developed the infrastructure and extended cables to install 3,000 cameras to secure mosques, with the cooperation of the ministry, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Shuaib affirmed that security of mosques is a top priority for the ministry, indicating that a meeting will be held in the coming days with officials from Ministry of Interior to coordinate efforts in preparation for...

  • Deterioration of tourism sector tied to ‘delay’ in implementing dev projects – Market lacks adequate luxurious hotel apts

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Even though Kuwait is open to modern, cultural and economic openness, enjoys security and stability, and possesses several capabilities and touristic locations that can attract tourists from various parts of the world, there are many obstacles hindering its transformation for boosting tourism. According to an informed source, the delay in developmental projects such as touristic projects as well as the lack of lands for touristic companies to execute their projects has led to the deterioration of the tourism sector. Its...

  • Foodstuffs confiscated from hawkers to be destroyed immediately: Al-Khail

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : With preparations in full swing for the fast-approaching month of Ramadan, Director of Public Relations Department at Kuwait Municipality Abdulmohsen Aba Al-Khail convened a meeting with directors and heads of Department of General Cleanliness and Road Works in all branches of Kuwait Municipality across the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He affirmed that the Public Relations Department has prepared a working plan under the slogan “Your health is a trust” to intensify inspection campaigns before and during t...

  • Missing Delhi-Based Chartered Accountant Commits Suicide By Jumping In Front Of Train

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

    MUZAFFARNAGAR:  A Delhi-based chartered accountant, who had been missing for the past four days, allegedly ended his life by jumping in front of a moving train near Rashu Vihar railway crossing in Muzaffarnagar, police said today. The man, identified as Ankit Ahluwalia, 30, a resident of Rohini in Delhi, took the extreme step yesterday, Civil Lines SHO Girish Chand Sharma said. The reason behind Mr Ahluwalia committing suicide was not known immediately, he added. The victim's family has said that he had left for Dehradun...

  • After Climbing Mount Everest Four Times, Anshu Jamsenpa To Try Double Ascent

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017
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    ITANAGAR:  The first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest four times, Anshu Jamsenpa, will attempt a double ascent to climb the world's highest peak for a fifth time, her husband Tsering Wange said on Wednesday. The Arunachal Pradesh mountaineer yesterday scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to conquer the 8,848 feet Mount Everest for a fourth time. "Anshu is very keen for the double ascent. We have already paid for her fifth permit to climb the Everest and the paper formalities have also been completed,&q...

  • Sensex Today Rises To New Record High, Nifty Eyes 9,500

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017
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    The Sensex and Nifty touched new all-time highs today. The Sensex today rose as much as 197 points to hit record high of 30,518.78 and Nifty soared to all-time high of 9,492.60, advancing as much as 47 points. Sensex and Nifty's surge to record highs was on the back of gains in bluechip stocks like Reliance Industries, TCS, ITC, Bharti Airtel and Tata Motors. The bull run in Sensex and Nifty gained momentum after foreign institutional investors resumed buying shares in Indian markets after a pause in the month of April. Stock market ...

  • Monsoon Rains To Arrive On Southern Kerala Coast On May 30 - IMD Source

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India's monsoon rains are expected to arrive on the southern Kerala coast on May 30, two days ahead of schedule, a weather office source said on Tuesday. India looks likely to receive higher monsoon rainfall than previously forecast as concern over the El Nino weather condition has eased, KJ Ramesh, director general of the state-run India Meteorological Department, told Reuters last week. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Kuwait, China discuss Vision 2035

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017

    BEIJING (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and China's Vice President Li Yuanchao discussed boosting bilateral ties on all levels, during a meeting in Beijing. The two sides mainly focused on China's role in supporting the vision of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of turning Kuwait into an international financial hub by 2035, Kuwait Ambassador to China Samih Hayat told KUNA on Tuesday. Hayat noted that Sheikh Nasser, also member o...

  • Only Buildings With Rainwater Harvesting To Be Approved, Says Yogi Adityanath

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  The clearance for construction of a house in Uttar Pradesh will be given only if there is a provision of rainwater harvesting facility in the building plan, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today. Voicing concern over depletion of ground water level in various parts of the state, the chief minister also said new ponds would be dug wherever possible to ensure availability of water. "The government will take all measures to ensure water conservation and promote forestation," he said in the state Assembly dur...

  • No complaints on cyber attack

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director of Information Technology Center Qusei Al-Shatti revealed that the center has not received any complaint from any governmental or private institutions concerning the cyber attack that rocked about 100 countries, affirming that this means Kuwait is so far safe from repercussion of that attack, reports Aljarida daily. In a statement to the daily, Al-Shatti explained that the security apparatus in the country usually conduct back-up operations of data at the end of the week. There are institutions that backup t...

  • ICSE Results 2017 Not To Be Declared Today, Say CISCE Officials

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The news of ICSE results 2017 to be declared today, has made lakhs of students and their parents restless. The ongoing reports about the result declaration has added up the eagerness, excitement and anxiety of students. The reports of ICSE result declaration was based on the previous year stats and the update given by certain schools affiliated to ICSE. As of now, the Board has confirmed that ICSE result is not coming today. The Board has urged students and parents to check for official update at cisce.org. The counc...

  • Two college students die after car falls off Delhi flyover

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

    New Delhi: Two college students died and five others were injured after their car fell off from the Punjabi Bagh flyover in west Delhi on Monday morning, the police said. The car had seven occupants who were on their way to appear for an exam. While two persons died, the others are undergoing treatment at a city hospital.  The victims are first-year students of Delhi Institute of Professional Studies. They were on their way to IP College in Narela for their second-semester exam when the accident occurred, a senior police officer...

  • ‘Ramadan on May 27’

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The lunar month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27, Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun told KUNA Sunday. The lunar calendar is the reference Muslims use for marking religious occasions and seasons. Ramadan is the ninth month, devoted to fasting from sunrise till sunset with more prayers and acts of worship also observed by the devotees. The start of Ramadan is not announced according to astrological calculations alone. A testimony of sighting the crescent by two men or a man and two women is required for the call fo...

  • MoE planning to appoint more expats in ministry – Kuwaitization policy violation

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Following reports of Undersecretary of Ministry of Higher Education’s refusal to increase the salaries of several expatriate employees of the ministry, it has been revealed that the same ministry is planning to appoint some expatriates. Such an action is regarded as a violation of the Kuwaitization policy, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to an informed source, the Assistant Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs of the ministry contacted the General Department of Criminal Evidences affiliated to Ministry of Int...

  • 90 percent of Kuwaitis residing overseas live in Saudi Arabia

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A survey conducted on Kuwaitis residing overseas has revealed that 90 percent of them live in Saudi Arabia while 10 percent of them live in countries that have strong ties with Kuwait such as the GCC member states, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Morocco, London, France, Germany, USA, Th ailand and the Philippines, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. They expressed their surprise over the large number of Kuwaiti residents in Saudi Arabia who have not visited the country for some time, which prove that they might be carrying ot...

  • Electricity usage on Thursday hit record … close to red line

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Electricity consumption reached 11,147 megawatts at 2:30 pm on Thursday — a record close to the red line indicating a very hot summer. With rising temperatures which reached 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, the electricity consumption rate went up dramatically. This is the first time that the electricity consumption rate reached such records at the beginning of summer. Meanwhile, Head of the Rationalization in Private and Public Sectors Team at the Ministry of Electricity and Water Iqbal Al-Tayyar call...

  • MoE tender for uniforms approved – Some universities suspended

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director of the Maintenance Department at the Educational Construction Sector Suzan Al-Satlan disclosed the additional air conditioning units included in the Amiri Grant that HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah launched last year (14,000 air conditioning units) are ready for installation, reports Al- Rai daily. Al-Satlan urged the director of the Tenders Department at the Amiri Diwan to contact a company which pledged to supply the air conditioning units and carry out the required maintenance works in...

  • Vivek Oberoi's company donates 25 flats to families of CRPF bravehearts

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017

    Thane: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi's company Karrm Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. has donated 25 flats to the families of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) martyrs in Thane, Maharashtra. According to reports, Vivek's organisation has written a letter to the CRPF fraternity announcing the flats to the kin of the martyrs who laid their lives for the nation in different operations. Reportedly, four flats have already been given to the families. The organisation has released a list of the families that have been allotted the flat, a...

  • UP govt considering 'no school bag day' on Saturdays

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017
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    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is considering a proposal to declare "no school bag day" on Saturdays in state-run schools. This was conveyed at a meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma here, an official release said here yesterday. School kids will be allowed to come to school without their school bags on Saturdays so that they can enjoy themselves in creative activities, it said. It will establish good rapport between students and teachers and help in their personality development, it added. ...

  • Bailable Warrant Against Ramdev For 'Beheading' Remark

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017
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    ROHTAK, HARYANA:  A Haryana court issued a bailable warrant against yoga guru Ramdev on Friday for his remarks made last year against those refusing to raise the slogan of 'Bharat mata ki jai'. On March 2, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Harish Goyal had issued summons to Ramdev after a complaint was filed by Congress leader and former Haryana minister Subhash Batra seeking registration of an FIR against the yoga guru. "A bailable warrant has been issued by the court here today against Ramdev," Mr Batra'...

  • Six Indian Climbers Make First Everest Summit Of Season This Morning

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017
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    KATHMANDU, NEPAL:  Six Indian climbers reached the top of Mount Everest today, the first group to summit the world's highest peak this season. The team reached the peak from the northern Tibet side of the mountain this morning, with the first climber summiting at 8:20 am (0020 GMT) and the rest of the group following shortly after. "Six members from our team reached the summit this morning, the first of the season," Satish Kumar from Transcend Adventures, the operators organising the climb, told AFP. The busy s...

  • India Gifts 16,000 Handcrafted Candles To Sri Lanka

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017
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    DICKOYA, SRI LANKA:  India on Friday announced the gifting of 16,000 handcrafted Indian candles to Sri Lanka on the International Vesak Day which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. The candles have been specially handcrafted from the paraffin wax produced at the world's oldest operating refinery in Digboi in Assam, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement. The first consignment of candles will be handed over by the Indian High Commission in Colombo to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic that houses ...

  • PM Narendra Modi Announces Direct Air India Flight To Varanasi From Colombo

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017
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    COLOMBO:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India's national flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the city of Varanasi from August. Mr Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, made the announcement of the beginning of the flights during his address at the inauguration of the International Vesak Day, the biggest festival of Buddhists. He said the flights will allow "my Tamil brothers and sisters" to visit Varanasi, the land of Kashi Viswanath. At a distance of 10 kil...

  • Bangkok-Bound Jet Airways Flight Suffers 'Tail Strike', Returns To Mumbai

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017
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    MUMBAI:  A Bangkok-bound Jet Airways flight carrying 188 people today suffered "suspected tail strike" and came back to the airport in Mumbai. The airline said the aircraft landed safely and all the 180 passengers and eight crew members have deplaned. The crew of flight 9W-70 executed an air turn back to Mumbai on account of a 'suspected' tail strike, a Jet Airways spokesperson said in a statement. The aircraft is being inspected by the Jet Airways Engineering team and ground personnel. The Mumbai-Bangkok f...

  • Some firms register fictitious employees

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “You want a salary while sitting in the comfort of your home?” This is no longer a fantasy, as reality has revealed that some companies in the private sector are registering fictitious employees in order to get salary support for national labor. Both parties need each other — the company needs a number of Kuwaiti employees, while the imaginary employee needs a comfortable salary! Even though the phenomenon of pseudo-national employment in some private companies is not new, it has been given prevalence on s...

  • Computer glitch at airport causes confusion

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The computer system at Kuwait International Airport malfunctioned, causing confusion among passengers especially when the Interior Ministry asked airline companies to postpone some of their flights. Several passengers expressed disappointment over the glitch for fear of missing their connecting flights. Fortunately, everything went back to normal immediately after fixing the glitch. The statistics issued by the Airport Passports Department affiliated to the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation on the arrival and departu...

  • Kuwait population rises to 4.33 mln

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The population of Kuwait increased from less than one million to 4.33 million over the past three decades — from 1975 to 2016, reports Al- Anba daily quoting Assistant Secretary General for Consultancy and Developmental Support at the Supreme Council for Planning and Development Talal Al-Shammari. Al-Shammari made the statement at the 26th Meeting of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme which he attended as representative of the council. The meeting is being held in Norway from May 8...

  • Kuwait to witness hot weather: expert

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): As the transition stage between the spring and summer begins, the weather in Kuwait will become hotter and this will be very evident during the weekend, said official at Kuwait Meteorological Department Yasser Al-Balushi Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Balushi said the weather on Thursday would be stable, as the highest temperature will reach between 41-43 degrees, while the lowest will be between 24-26 degrees. Sea state will have slight to moderate waves at one to three feet, with unsteady slight south wind at speed ...

  • At least 40 Injured In Bus Crash After Driver's Epileptic Fit

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of May 2017
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    DEHRADUN:  At least 40 persons were injured on Thursday in Uttarakhand when a state-owned Uttar Pradesh bus rammed into a tree after the driver had an epileptic fit, police said. The incident took place at Bhagwanpur in Roorkie. People from nearby villages rescued those trapped inside the mangled bus. The bus was on its way from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The bus driver, Raj Kumar, suddenly had a fit and could not control the vehicle. To avoid a major mishap, he rammed it into a roadside tree on ...

  • Income Tax Department Launches New Facility To Link Aadhaar With PAN

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Income Tax department has launched a new e-facility to link a person's Aadhaar with the Permanent Account Number (PAN), a mandatory procedure for filing Income Tax returns now. The department's e-filing website--https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/-- has created a new link on its homepage making it "easy" to link the two unique identities of an individual. The link requires a person to punch in his PAN number,  Aadhaar number and the "exact name as given in the Aadhaar card". ...

  • PM Narendra Modi Greets People On Buddha Purnima

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted people on the occasion of Buddha Purnima saying that Gautam Buddha "inspires" us to work towards "harmonious society". "Buddha Purnima greetings to everyone. Today we remember the exemplary ideals of Gautama Buddha. His noble thoughts will continue to guide generations," PM Modi said in a statement. "Gautama Buddha inspires us to work towards harmonious, just and compassionate society," the Prime Minister said. Buddha Purnima is ce...

  • From Hospital, Sonia Gandhi Works The Phone For President Election

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI: After being hospitalised for food poisoning, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi rang West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to secure a meeting on Monday in Delhi. Mrs Gandhi, who is 70, is leading the opposition's mission to put up a candidate for President of India. If an election is held, the government is likely to win it with ease, a fact acknowledged by opposition leaders, who say their real agenda is the inception of a sprawling front to take on the ruling BJP in the general election that is two years away. Mrs Gan...

  • USD exchange rate stable at KD 0.304

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The US Dollar's exchange rate was stable at KD 0.304 in contrast to the euro, which continued to fall, reaching KD 0.331, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Wednesday. The CBK indicated that the Sterling Pound was stable at KD 0.394, while the Swiss Franc was down to USD 0.302. The Japanese Yen stood firm at USD 0.002. ...

  • Kuwait oil price down by 10 cents to USD 46.01 pb

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil was down by 10 cents to USD 46.01 per barrel Tuesday after being at USD 46.11 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday. At the global level, the prices were down due to slow demand for oil, the increase in the US Dollar exchange rates, as well as the increase in American crude production. The price of the Brent crude was down by 61 cents to USD 48.73 per barrel, the same case with the West Texas Intermediate, which was down by 55 cents to USD 45.88 pb. ...

  • Nutrition features strongly in Kuwait development agenda - MoH

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Realizing the interrelation between healthy nutrition and the socio-economic development, the Ministry of Health approved a set of indicators to gauge improvement in nutrition in its agenda for 2035. Based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases for 2013-2020, previously approved by the ministry, the new indicators aim to prevent and manage the chronic diseases. One of these indicators is to raise the public awareness about the need t...

  • Many depositing in Iranian ‘banks’ – High interest rates

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Many citizens and expatriates have opted to maintain deposits in Iranian banks which offer high interest rates ranging from 18 to 20 percent reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed such transactions are processed through money exchange companies controlled by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Sources pointed out these transactions are getting bigger and might become prevalent as the demand is growing, especially since the local banks offer low interest rates. Sources said deposit and withdrawal transac...

  • MoE denies reports of ‘leaked’ high school final exam papers

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has denied reports about the leaked high-school final exam question papers, affirming that the mechanism of printing and storing the question papers is based on secure standards, reports Al-Anba daily. According to sources close the ministry, reports about the leaked exam papers and sale of answers one day before the examination date have been circulating on social media. However, such reports as false, as the exam papers are in secure and trustworthy hands, and there is no reason for worrying. Reg...

  • ooredoo-zain-viva fraud line connection is widespread in Kuwait- NRI Associations and embassy should interact with authorities - KPWA

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

    Many cases reported on fake pre-paid connections, internet and mobile phones are being taken by using civil ID of expatriate civilians in Kuwait. It is learned that many people have a large amount due with telecom companies in their own name but they come to know about travel ban only they are traveling to the airport to leave for a year. Some of them were contacted by the legal department from the telecom company, then realizes what you're been betrayed by unknown person. There are many who have lost from 150 dinars (Rs.32,000) to 2000 ...

  • No extraordinary increase seen in prices of commodities: Al-Sabeeh

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh affirmed that there is no extraordinary increase in prices of commodities at cooperative societies in the advent of the month of Ramadan. In response to a parliamentary question, Al-Sabeeh explained that the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor revised the budgets of cooperative societies and discovered that the sales rate in 2016/2017 was higher than that of 2014/2015. This disproves the claims that shareholders have abstained ...

  • ‘Change working hours of employees’

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Undersecretary of Ministry of Communications Butheina Al-Subai’e has requested Civil Service Commission (CSC) to change the working hours for the employees in the ministry based on the request of the labor union, and to work on reducing the challenges that make reaching the ministry’s building difficult. In a letter addressed to CSC, she said her request is based on the letters that the ministry received concerning the challenges that employees face in reaching work on time due to the ongoing construction projec...

  • Cost of domestic labor hiring to be KD 400 after launch of 'firm'

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of the Parliament’s Economic Committee Sa’ad Al-Khanfour announced that the cost for hiring domestic workers will be about KD 400 after the domestic labor recruitment company will officially launch operations on September 1, affirming that the building specified for the company is ready. He explained that the company will be responsible for hiring domestic workers and completing all relevant legal and medical checkup procedures. The domestic workers will not be delivered to the citizens before all these pro...

  • Perished fish phenomenon in Gulf waters waning – Poultry meat from a number of countries banned

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait’s Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) announced on Sunday that the perished fish phenomenon in the Gulf waters has diminished. A press release by PAAAFR said that sea surveillance conducted over the last three days showed that no perished fish was found, noting that the fact that decomposed fish was found floating over the water surface indicated that this phenomenon was on the wane. The Authority hailed the citizens for their eagerness to keep marine environment safe, poin...

  • DGRA registers deportation orders against 19,730 expats in '16

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate General of Residence Affairs (DGRA) has registered deportation orders against 19,730 expatriates of various nationalities during 2016, which roughly work out to 54 people a day for violating residence and labor laws. According to statistics, a copy of which has been obtained by the daily, more than 1,000 expatriates were deported by direct order from the Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports Affairs, Major-General Mazen Al-Jarrah, including a large number of those who were arrested for selli...

  • ‘Unlicensed foreign exchange bureaus expanding’

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Despite the stringent monitoring regulations of the Central Bank of Kuwait on unlicensed and unregulated phenomenon of foreign exchange bureaus, there has been a significant increase in this business recently, as it has overstepped the contracting companies and import-export offices, and reached convenience stores (bakalas). Sources privy to this kind of business revealed that there are about 39 convenience stores (bakalas) in Kuwait, which carries out “Forex” business and foreign money transfers. These shops of...

  • Parliament to look into 3 grilling motions this week

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The National Assembly will go over three grilling motions during its ordinary session Tuesday and Wednesday, two addressing His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and one targeting the Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Services Yasser Abul. MPs Dr Walid Al-Tabtabaei and Mohammad Al-Mutair lodged a five-point motion against His Highness the Premier. According to the submitted motion, the first point is about the “violation of law and abuse of power...

  • China's 'One Belt, One Road' project causing 'anxiety' in Indian Ocean Region: US

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of May 2017
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    New Delhi: Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, who held extensive talks with Navy Chief Sunil Lanba and Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar on Friday, categorically said that China's 'One Belt, One Road' project has caused "anxiety" in the region. The top American Naval Commander made it clear that US is not relaxing its position on the South China Sea issue to garner China's support to ease tension in the Korean peninsula. He also said that Trump regime hasn't changed its position on the...

  • New Video Of Eman Ahmed Shows Media Waiting, Sister Breaks Down

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of May 2017
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    MUMBAI: A new video exposes the lack of privacy for Egyptian Eman Ahmed as she was released from a hospital in Mumbai two days ago. In the video, the woman who arrived in India as the world's heaviest is brought towards the media in a wheelchair. Her sister, Shaima, distressed at the jumble of cameras and reporters, breaks down. She is consoled by doctors from Abu Dhabi where Ms Ahmed was flown from Mumbai. The manner of Ms Ahmed's departure after three months in Mumbai's Saifee Hospital has caused public anger and demands fo...

  • 300 girl students taken ill due to chemical leakage in Delhi

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Over 300 students were hospitalised on Saturday after toxic fumes spread due to chemical leakage at a container depot near two schools in southeast Delhi's Tughlakabad area. The students of Rani Jhansi School and Government Girls Senior Secondary School, run by the city administration, were rushed to nearby hospitals as they complained of irritation in eyes and breathlessness. The Delhi government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident. Police have registered an FIR in the matter under various sections of IP...

  • 7th Pay Commission: Central government employees to soon get arrears on higher allowances

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of May 2017
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    New Delhi: Heeding to the prolonged demand of government employees over arrears on allowances, the government has decided to agree to it, media reports said. As per the latest reports in the media, the the union government has agreed to pay arrears on the hiked allowances. Purportedly Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha has also confirmed the news following his meeting with the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA). The Lavasa Committee on April 28 suggested modifications in some allowances applicable universally to all employees and a...

  • At 170kg, Eman Ahmed, once world's heaviest woman, leaves Mumbai for Abu Dhabi today for her further treatment

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    New Delhi: Eman Ahmed, who weighed 500kg plus when she first arrived in Mumbai earlier this year, is leaving for Abu Dhabi on Thursday. At 170kg, Eman, once known as the world's heaviest woman, is now lighter by over 350kg following her treatment at the Saifee hospital in Mumbai. Accompanied by her sister Shaimaa, who made shocking allegations against Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and his team, the 36-year-old will continue her treatment at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. The Saifee medical team, on the other hand, said on Wednesday t...

  • ‘Visit visas don’t cover all nationalities’ – Arrival, Departure seals must

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The recent decision taken by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism to grant visas upon arrival at the airport for those residing in GCC countries does not cover all nationalities, reports Arab Times daily quoting a reliable source. The source disclosed the decision excludes citizens of some countries including Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan. He said the citizens of these countries need to obtain security approvals before getting a visa to enter Egypt. The source also confirmed that citizens of Libya, Tunisia, Al...

  • Only a group of ‘chem’ fish died: PAAAFR

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources said on Wednesday that “only a group of the [chem] fish have recently perished” in the territorial sea waters. All fish in the local markets are “safe” and only a group of “chem” fish have recently perished, said PAAAFR General Director Faisal Al-Hasawi, in a statement to KUNA. PAAAFR has formed a panel to determine cause of the fish deaths at sea, he said. A team of the authorities has surveyed the bay to examine thes...

  • Kuwaiti woman invents machine

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Eng Afrah Al-Mutairi, a young Kuwaiti woman, entered the world of inventions through the door of electronics engineering, reports Al-Anba daily. Speaking to the daily, Al-Mutairi revealed her first invention is called ‘PCB Milling Machine’ which she considers the initial step towards the realization of her dream to make the first Kuwaiti electronic product (made in Kuwait). She explained the machine, which is the first of its kind in the Arab world, prints e-circles being used in the electronics industry wit...

  • 30 watermelons sold within one hour

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Posts about a cheerful and beautiful Kuwaiti woman selling watermelons on the roadside in Capital Governorate went viral on different social media platforms. This is an unusual scenario in the country so it caught the attention of motorists and passersby. Motorists and passersby were surprised when they saw the beautiful woman selling watermelons. She was seen uttering sales pitches while presenting watermelons to passersby in the same way artiste Laila Murad does whenever she sings her famous song, “Who Will Purchase a R...

  • India's Cleanest Cities Are... Government Announces List

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India's cleanest city is Indore in Madhya Pradesh and the runner up is also from the same state - Bhopal. 25 cleanest cities of India have been ranked as part of "Swachh Survekshan 2017" with 37 lakh votes from 73 cities, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu announced today. At number three is the coastal port city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.  Surat in Gujarat has placed fourth. Last year's winner Mysuru in Karnataka has dropped to the fifth spot in this years' Swachh Survekshan, the second su...

  • Days After Hyderabad Radio Jockey Sandhya Singh's Suicide, Army Major Husband Arrested

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  Nearly two weeks after a 28-year-old radio jockey was found hanging in her home in Hyderabad, her husband, an Army Major, has been arrested. Major Vaibhav Vishal, 30, is posted at the Army's 54th Infantry Division in Secunderabad. He had been admitted to the ICU of an army hospital since his wife Sandhya Singh's death. On April 18, Major Vishal reportedly found his wife hanging from a ceiling fan at their army accommodation. The same night, he claimed chest pain and went to the hospital. The police could not ...

  • 7th Pay Commission: Modi government notifies pending salary hike for 14 lakh armed forces

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    New Delhi: Heeding to a major demand of armed forces personnel, the government has decided to continue with an earlier system of disbursing disability pension and not to go ahead with a new regime recommended by the seventh pay commission. The armed forces have been pressing for reverting to the percentage-based regime for disability pension and were strongly opposed to the slab-based system conceived by the seventh central pay commission (CPC). The decisions was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet presided over by Prime Minister...

  • Mahatma Gandhi Should Have Given More Time And Attention To Family, Says Grandson

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Rajmohan Gandhi, noted public intellectual and Mahatma Gandhi's grandson, says the "all-demanding and remarkably effective effort" of the Father of the Nation to realise his goal came at a price and he should have devoted more time and attention to his wife and sons. "He should have given more time and attention to his wife and sons, and listened more to them. A flawless Gandhi would have been a superb husband and a superb father, in addition to being the astonishing friend and inspirer he was to Indians o...

  • 'Can't Have Absolute Right Over One's Body': Government On Aadhaar Concerns

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Defending the government's move to make it mandatory to link Aadhaar numbers to the PAN card issued by income tax authorities, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that concerns over intrusion of citizens' privacy due to use of Aadhaar were "bogus". Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi also pitched linking Aadhaar number with PAN card, or permanent account number card, as an attempt to fight terrorism and black money. "It (Aadhaar) is an effective tool to check terror financing and black money. I...

  • Victory, Says White House, About Infosys Plans To Create 10,000 US Jobs

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017
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    Infosys, a global tech outsourcing giant under fire from President Donald Trump for stealing American jobs, announced Tuesday that it plans to hire 10,000 new U.S. workers over the next two years. The firm, headquartered in Bangalore, plans to open four U.S.-based "hubs," starting in Indianapolis in August. The company expects that the Indiana site will create 500 jobs by next year, and possibly up to 2,000 by 2021. "We want to create a culture of close proximity," said Vishal Sikka, the Infosys chief executive, t...

  • Place designated as toilet used as restaurant – Municipality fails to prosecute man

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Municipality has failed to prosecute an influential man who had been using a place designed for toilet as a restaurant from the day the license for the restaurant was issued in 2010 until the day the violation was detected. According to a source, an official from the municipality discovered that the toilet did not exist in the real sense but was only included in the design to secure approval of the municipality. He indicated that the location was transformed into a famous restaurant that has been serving large number...

  • 3,000 citizens receiving rent allowances unlawfully

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : According to officials from the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority, the deadline for the disclosure of financial status by the concerned state officials is May 14. So far about 60 percent of these officials have disclosed their financials as of Sunday, April 30, reports Aljarida daily quoting sources. They explained that 5,535 out of the total 9,170 officials complied with the regulations. The remaining 3,635 are expected to submit their financial status within a week. Those who fail to do so before the deadline will be refer...

  • Over 120 engineers, technicians protest non-payment of salaries

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: More than 120 engineers and technicians of a contracting company working for Ministry of Electricity and Water subcontract demonstrated because they have not been paid their salaries for two months, reports Al-Anba daily. According to security sources, the ministry is suffering from shortage of such manpower and asserted the need to find a solution to the problem. Sources made clear suspension the contracts of companies affiliated to the Ministry of Electricity or non-renewal will cause problem to the ministry because most o...

  • Leg Massage To Ease Pain Pushes Blood Clot To Lungs, Delhi Man Loses Life

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

    NEW DELHI:  An ankle injury turned fatal for a 23-year-old Delhi man when his concerned mother massaged his leg to ease the pain. In October last year, the man had injured his left ankle while playing badminton and developed deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT occurs due to the formation of blood clots in deep-seated veins. Blood clots following an ankle fracture are not uncommon. A cast was placed to immobilise the man's ankle, which led to clot formation. When the cast was removed, there was swelling and he experienced immense pai...

  • Prices of fish remain high – People still patronizing fish market

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Consumers are consistent in patronizing fish markets without any plan to stop fish consumption due to complaints and pictures posted on social media concerning the recent massive fish kill, reports Al-Rai daily. Board member and Public Relations Director at Kuwait Fishermen Union Jalal Al-Shammari disclosed that prices of fish remain high. He affirmed customers continue to buy fish as they don’t believe rumors and despite the reaction of concerned government departments which have yet to reveal causes of the massive fish ...

  • 25 tons of dead fish removed from Umm Namil Island

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A national campaign organized for cleaning Kuwaiti Bay has resulted in the removal of about 25 tons of dead fish from Umm Namil Island with the participation of employees from Kuwait Municipality, reports Al-Rai daily. The dead fish mixed up with algae and seaweed had been producing unpleasant smell. Chairman of the campaign Abdulaziz Al-Shatti said “The island is a natural habitat due to which all natural habitats must be protected and entry to them must be restricted. However, we noticed a number of youths and cars ...

  • India's 'priceless gift' to take off soon; ambitious South Asia Satellite set for May 5 launch

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017
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    New Delhi: India's 'priceless gift' the South Asia Satellite will be launched on May 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today. Pakistan refused to join hands in this project which features seven out of eight SAARC countries. "We have always attempted to move ahead with the concept of 'sabka sath, sabka vikas (cooperation of all, development for all)," Modi said in his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. The concept of 'sabka sath, sabka vikas' is not confined to India but is releva...

  • High temp, pollution cause of fish death, says minister

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of the parliamentary Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee MP Mohammad Al-Dallal has confirmed completion of half of the committee’s tasks in relation to the Anti-Corruption Law as it already received responses from the government and other concerned institutions. In a press statement, Al-Dallal said the committee also approved the Conflict of Interests Bill and the proposal to change the name of the Anti-Corruption Authority to Anti-Corruption and Integrity Enhancement Authority. He added the committee dec...

  • Health insurance for visit lays on sponsor

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Khalil Al-Saleh revealed that he has presented a request for expediting discussions concerning charges of medical services offered to visitors of Kuwait which has been part of the Parliament’s agenda, reports Al-Rai daily. He said the government approved the proposal when it was with the relevant committee, as the government was convinced about the significance of the proposal for reducing the pressure on government hospitals and eradicating the squandering of medicines. Al-Saleh explained that the proposal obl...

  • Kuwaiti business partner killed in shooting

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A Kuwaiti citizen was shot dead in Istanbul late Saturday, Kuwait’s Consul General in Istanbul Mohammad Al-Mohammad said on Sunday. In a press statement, Al- Mohammad said that the Consulate in Istanbul is closely monitoring and following up investigations on the killing of the Kuwaiti citizen, and making necessary arrangements to send his body to Kuwait. Also killed in the same shooting by unknown gunmen was the owner of a leading Persian- language satellite entertainment channel based outside of Iran, Turkish media ...

  • Kuwaiti ophthalmologist performs rare surgery in Italy

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017
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    Kuwaiti leading ophthalmologist Khalid Al-Sabti has performed a successful rare eye surgery for an Italian old man who suffered a retina detachment due to fibrosis resulting from diabetes. The medical procedure was aired lively on screens for specialists attending the Floretina 2017, an international retina meeting held in Florence, Italy, April 27-30. The event, which wrapped up sessions earlier today, was attended by some 2,400 retina specialists from around the globe. Organizers selected Al-Sabti among 16 ophthalmologists to show his ...

  • Lack Of 'Spirituality' One Of The Reasons For Farmer Suicides: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of April 2017
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    MUMBAI:  The Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today said that lack of "spirituality" was one of the reasons that leads to farmer suicides. He was speaking to reporters at a program here. To a question about farmer suicides in Maharashtra and elsewhere, the spiritual leader said, "We have done pad-yatra in 512 villages of Vidarbha, and on that basis we can say that poverty alone is not the reason behind the farmer suicides. They lack spirituality. "Therefore, I appeal to all the people who work i...

  • UDAN Scheme To Create 100 Airports Over Next 2-3 Years: Jayant Sinha

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said that central government's regional air connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- which was launched on April 27 is slated to create additional 100 airports over the next 2-3 years. The Minister for State for Civil Aviation was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) annual session 2017 themed 'Future of Globalisation: Can India Lead?' in Delhi. On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the highly-subsidised regional air connectivity scheme from...

  • Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai's compensation doubled in 2016 to $200 million

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of April 2017
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    Houston: Google's 44-year-old India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received nearly USD 200 million in compensation last year, double the amount he got in 2015. Pichai received a salary of USD 650,000 last year, slightly less than the USD 652,500 he earned in 2015. But the long-time Google employee, who was named CEO during the company's re-organisation in August 2015, received a stock award of USD 198.7 million in 2016, roughly double his 2015 stock award of USD 99.8 million. The company's compensation committee attributed th...

  • Jayalalithaa's Former Driver, Suspect In Murder Case, Killed In Accident

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of April 2017
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    TAMIL NADU:  Days after a security guard was found murdered at former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's sprawling estate in the state, her former driver was killed in a road accident in Salem district last night. Kanagaraj, 35, was employed at Ms Jayalalithaa's Poes Garden home in Chennai and was sacked three years ago. Police sources indicate he was one of the suspects in the the guard's murder and was questioned by the police. However, another officer says they had not questioned him yet. The driver-turned...

  • Black box from vehicles to find cause of accidents

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Interior Ministry may make use of a black box which is reportedly installed in all modern vehicles in case of serious accidents to determine the party which caused the accident either due to recklessness or grave traffic violation, reports Al-Anba daily quoting knowledgeable security sources. The source added because of the serious accidents, the insurance companies have been at the receiving end. It has been reported after completing all legalities, the security authorities may contact the car agencies for accessing the bla...

  • MoSAL pays ‘excellent job’ bonuses to deserving employees

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has deposited the excellent job performance bonuses totaling about KD 30,000 to the accounts of deserving employees who are under special contracts (bonus item) signed in March, reports Al-Rai daily. According to an official source, the abovementioned amount was disbursed after obtaining approval of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). On the other hand, Al-Anba daily has reported that the Ministry of Communications will pay next week the screen allowance for 165 deserving employees as...

  • Cabinet to sign contract next week for supervision of airport’s new terminal

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Cabinet will next week sign a contract for supervision of the new terminal of the Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Anba daily quoting an official source. He explained that the contract worth KD 72 million will be signed with the British Consultancy Firm Foster to supervise the contractors’ works for a period of 71 months. The source revealed that the foundation stone of the new airport terminal will be placed on May 9 in the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the ...

  • ‘Ministry must pay damages caused by gravel’

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Court of Appeals has nullified the verdict issued by the Court of First Instance, which acquitted Ministry of Public Works of any wrongdoing in the “flying stones” Case No. 3867/2016 filed by a Kuwaiti woman. Through the lawsuit, the plaintiff demanded the ministry to pay temporary compensation worth KD 5,001 for the damages to her car caused by loose gravel on Fahaheel Road. The case was referred to the Experts Department for evaluation of the damages and the possibility of gravel to cause that level ...

  • PM Narendra Modi, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades Hold Bilateral Talks

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades today held detailed discussion on bilateral and regional issues and agreed on the need for all countries to decisively act against states that shelter and sustain violence factories in their regions. After the meeting between their leaders, the two sides signed four pacts, including one for air services and cooperation in merchant shipping. At a joint media event with the Cypriot leader, Mr Modi said India has always stood with Cyprus on crucial iss...

  • Heaviest Woman Eman Ahmed, Flown On Cargo Plane, To Leave India In Business Class

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017
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    MUMBAI: Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who was being treated in Mumbai for obesity, would be shifted to a hospital in UAE's Abu Dhabi soon. However, Ms Ahmed, who had arrived in Mumbai on a chartered cargo plane, would leave as a business class passenger on a regular flight. "She came on a chartered cargo plane and goes back as a passenger on a flight in Business Class," said Dr Aparna Bhaskar, section-chief of bariatric surgery at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital, which was treating Ms Ahmed. "Eman Ahmed, who weighed 5...

  • India In Advanced Stages Of Formulating Defence Manufacturing Policy: Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India is in the advanced stages to increase domestic defence manufacturing and cut import of combat planes, ships and submarines, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today. "India is the world's largest arms importer, spending some 1.8 per cent of its GDP on defence. It imports about 70 per cent of defence equipment, a proposition which the government wants to change," said Mr Jaitley while addressing the annual meeting of CII in New Delhi. Mr Jaitley said the focus would be on technological tie-ups to hel...

  • Will Remember Him As Dedicated Leader, PM Narendra Modi Tweets On Vinod Khanna

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of Vinod Khanna, saying he will be remembered as a popular actor and a dedicated leader.  The veteran actor and BJP MP died of cancer at a Mumbai hospital today. He was 70. He was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital on March 31 with severe dehydration. The hospital authorities refused to share the reasons for his demise. The actor made his acting debut in 1968 with "Man Ka Meet" and is best remembered for his performance in f...

  • UDAN Scheme: PM Narendra Modi Launches Cheap Flights, Taking Hawai Chappal To Hawai Jahaz

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017
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    SHIMLA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new scheme today to boost air travel between smaller cities by making flights far more affordable for "tier 2" and smaller towns. "I want to see people who wear hawai chappal (flip flops) in a hawai jahaz (airplane)," the PM said in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh today. Under the "Regional Connectivity Scheme' - known as UDAN - air fares on routes between towns and cities currently poorly connected will be capped at 2,500 rupees for every 500 km of travel. To ge...

  • Rajasthan Assembly Passes Bills To Hike Salaries Of Chief Minister, Ministers

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017
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    JAIPUR:  Bills to raise the salaries and sumptuary allowances of the chief minister, ministers, parliamentary secretaries, MLAs and assembly officers, were yesterday passed unanimously by voice vote in the Rajasthan Assembly. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore introduced the Rajasthan Ministers' Salaries (amendment) Bill-2017, Rajasthan Ministers' Salaries (second amendment) Bill-2017, and the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (officers and members' emoluments and pension) (amendment) Bill-2017. The bills w...

  • New domestic labor law to help improve rights of ‘weaker party’

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Participants of a seminar titled “Domestic Workers in Kuwait” unanimously agreed that the new domestic labor law will contribute in improving the rights of the “weaker party” in the Kuwaiti society. However, there are certain lapses and inadequacies in the law pertaining to non-enforcement of meaningful penalties against cruel employers and instead punishing workers with deportation in most cases, reports Al-Qabas daily. Chairperson of the Social Work Society Sheikha Bibi Al-Sabah described domes...

  • Obligatory army service ‘comes back’ to Kuwait – Evaders face jail, fine: official

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait officially announced it will re-instate the mandatory military service law under the ‘National Service’ tag that was signed by HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on May 4, 2015, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The daily quoting the Chief of the National Service Authority Major-General Ibrahim Salem Al-Omairi said Kuwait will start receiving about 13,217 would-be conscripts who are expected to turn 18, on May 10, 2017 for a mandatory military service for 12 months divided in two phases — four mon...

  • Two Killed As Training Aircraft Crashes In Maharashtra

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Two people were killed today when a small training aircraft crashed into a river near Gondia in Maharashtra. The instructor and the trainee pilot of the aircraft DA42 were killed in the crash that happened in the morning, sources said. Specific details about the plane could not be immediately ascertained. The plane was on a training sortie for the National Flying Training Institute, Gondia, and it lost contact with the Mumbai Air Traffic Controller (ATC) at around 0940 hours, sources said. Senior trainer Rajan G...

  • Kuwait calls for exchanging info on anti-money laundering efforts – Al-Sayegh participates in MENAFATF meeting

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The State of Kuwait Tuesday called for exchanging information on anti-money laundering and counterterrorism efforts. In his speech to the 25th Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF) meeting, the Executive at the Ministry of Finance Talal Al-Sayegh said that crimes connected with terrorism and money laundering required a strong effort on part of the international community to eradicate them. As a nation, Kuwait had developed its apparatuses to combat money laundering and terrorism, said...

  • NCCAL chief signs document – Project aims to protect Kuwait’s cultural heritage, says Al-Youha

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : National Council of Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Secretary General Eng Ali Al-Youha signed the document of the project, “Drafting a Framework for Cultural Development”, in partnership with the Secretariat General of the Supreme Council for Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Al-Youha disclosed the project aims to protect Kuwait’s cultural heritage, fulfill the vision of the country to have long-term inv...

  • British Embassy celebrates Queen’s Birthday

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In celebration of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday, the British Embassy Kuwait held a reception at the Ambassador’s Residence, attended by Guest of Honour Minister of Information and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Al Mubarak Al Sabah. More than 650 guests were present with the event attended by current and former MPs, ministers, ambassadors, business leaders, civil society actors, media personalities and representatives from both the British and local community in Kuwait. ...

  • 200 MPW’s employees fall under compulsory retirement category – 15.8 pc of 742 respondents support ‘jihadists’: poll

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Results of a study conducted by the Financial and Administrative Affairs Department at the Ministry of Public Works revealed that about 200 of its employees have been in service for 30 years or more and they fulfill the conditions for compulsory retirement, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources quoted Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al- Mutawa’a as saying these employees fall under three categories – those with 35 years of service will be referred for retirement first, followed by those who comple...

  • ‘KU ranking among Gulf, Arab universities better’-‘Reforms must end graft, funds wastage’

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait University’s rank in 24th position among Arab universities and last among Gulf universities by the QS Corporation for Classification of Universities has raised varied reactions from several MPs and academics, reports Al-Kuwaitiah daily. Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares said Kuwait University was ranked 30th among all Arab universities in 2015, due to which reaching 24th position in 2016 can be considered as an improvement. He stressed that Kuwait University faced many challenges i...

  • ‘Kuwait making headway in IT’ - Ambassador Al-Bader ‘stresses’ Kuwait’s keenness on youth care

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwaiti Ambassador to Australia Najib Al- Bader said Kuwait is very much keen to development of Kuwaiti youth sector through various programs and services. Al-Bader made his remarks in a speech in the 4th annual National Union of Kuwaiti Students in Australia (NUKSAU) conference which was held under the slogan “glory of Kuwait by youth renaissance,” adding that this conference reflects youth’s role in building and developing society. In a statement received by KUNA on Monday, the Kuwaiti ambassador s...

  • ‘Number of co-ops plan to hike commodity prices in Ramadan’ – PAM’s new system compels firms to pay fees

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of cooperative societies have decided to increase prices of commodities during Ramadan to take advantage of the high demand for such products, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Sources said the price hike will range from 20 percent to 35 percent according to the type of commodities, indicating the decision will cover 150 commodities. Sources also unveiled the plan of cooperative societies to conduct sales promotions for about 4,480 commodities. Sources added the cooperative societies have requested for an offici...

  • Pre-Monsoon Showers Trigger Landslides In Arunachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017
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    ITANAGAR:  Incessant pre-monsoon rain over the past few days has triggered landslides and flood-like situation in many parts of Arunachal Pradesh throwing normal life out of gear. The continuous downpour has caused havoc in the state capital inundating a portion of the NH-415 and causing landslides in certain areas, official sources said today. Three construction workers were killed in a landslide at Palin Town under Kra Daadi district on Saturday last. The situation in various districts was also grim with reports of landsli...

  • ‘Kuwaiti women outnumber male compatriots by 25,525’ – PACI releases statistics

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Recent statistics released by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) showed that the number of female Kuwaitis until the end of 2016 was 25,525 higher than males — 681,609 females and 656,084 males, reports Al-Seyassah daily. These statistics also revealed that the number of male citizens who are 29 years old and below is higher than females under the same age category while the number of females who are more than 29 years old is higher than males. The number of males four years old and below reached 84,418...

  • ‘Need for cooperation to eradicate sea pollution’ – KFU rejects being made scapegoat

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Fishermen Union (KFU) has declared its total rejection of the dangerous allegations leveled against fishermen every time there is a problem related to marine pollution or unexplained death of fish, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Despite the past demands made by the union concerning the urgent need for sewage treatment, the sewage pollutants find their way into sea especially Kuwaiti Bay. In a statement issued on Saturday, the union urged all concerned authorities to cooperate in eradicating pollution of the sea, moni...

  • Plan to expand Kuwait Int’l Airport in progress – Four new projects to cost KD 150 mln

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is carrying out a comprehensive plan to develop Kuwait International Airport, aimed at boosting aviation safety and increase passenger capacity. The plan includes four projects: building a third runway, developing the infrastructure, constructing an air traffic control tower and developing the East Runway, DGCA’s Director General of Civil Aviation Engineer Yousef Al-Fouzan said. The 149.8 million Kuwaiti Dinar (USD 490.7 million) plan is jointly implemented by...

  • Closing ceremony of Ibtikar Al-Kuwait Competition held

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017

    Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad, who was represented by Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, the closing ceremony of Ibtikar Al-Kuwait Competition was held at Salwa Al Sabah Theatre and Hall. During the ceremony, the final qualification results of participants from GCC countries were announced in the presence of a number of sheikhas and dignitaries. In her speech, Minister Hind Al-Sabeeh affirmed that the patronage of His Highness the Amir of t...

  • Railways to increase 3AC coaches in long distance trains

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017
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    The railways will increase 3AC coaches in long distance trains to cater to the growing demand for air-conditioned coaches. Railway data shows that between April 1, 2016 and March 10, 2017, 3AC coaches carried 17 per cent of all passengers in long-distance trains which accounted for 32.60 per cent of all the earnings from passenger fares. The data shows increasing demand for 3AC class with passenger share rising from 16.69 per cent last year to 17.15 per cent, and passenger earnings increasing from 32.60 per cent last year to 33.65 per ce...

  • Kuwait Malaria-free with 388 cases treated 2016 - MoH

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health affirmed Saturday that Kuwait is currently a Malaria-free zone with 388 cases treated in 2016. Patients with the treated cases have entered Kuwait from other Malaria-infected countries, Assistant Undersecretary for public health affairs Majda Al-Qattan told KUNA, on the upcoming World Malaria Day on April 25. The ministry is following strict procedures to prevent the disease in Kuwait and protect those travelling to infected zones, she said. The disease kills over 400,000 people around the worl...

  • Burgan Bank's triathlon begins with participation of 500 athletes

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Burgan Bank's triathlon began Friday with the participation of 500 competitors. Yesterday's event included a 2,000 meters run followed by a 500 meters swim. There was also a race dedicated to child athletes. Saturday's event will be the main triathlon which involves a 750 dash followed by 24 kilometers cycling race and concluding with a five kilometers run. ...

  • Kuwait oil price down 39 Cents to USD 49.17 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down 39 cents to settle at USD 49.17 per barrel yesterday after being at USD 51.56 pb last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday. At the global arena, the price varied due to investors concerns' over the increase of US oil production would undermine OPEC and other major procedures intentions to continue to lower production. The Brent crude price also went down USD 1.03 and stood at USD 51.96 per barrel, the same with US crude barrel which reached 1.09 to settl...

  • Over 16K Indians Visited US Through Exchange Programmes: American Envoy

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Over 16,000 Indians have visited the United States since 1950 through educational, cultural, or professional exchange programmes sponsored by the US, a senior American envoy said today. Speaking at the Alumni Conference for US government-sponsored exchange participants from India and Bhutan, MaryKay Carlson, Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi said that some of the closest and strongest people-to-people ties are those forged through study abroad or through an exchange experience. "The Ind...

  • India-US Ties More Stronger, Matured: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  India-US ties have significantly improved over the last few decades, becoming more "stronger" and "matured" and defying changes in governments in both the countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Mr Jaitley, speaking at a reception hosted by India's Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, said the Indian government is looking forward to working with the Trump Administration to strengthen the various dimensions of the bilateral ties. Stressing that India-US relationship has bipartisan s...

  • Near Tirupati, Truck Driver Runs Into Pole, Hits Crowd, Some Electrocuted

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

    VIJAYAWADA: At least 13 people have died after a truck ran into a group of farmers gathered for a protest in Andhra Pradesh today. Some of those killed were electrocuted, said a senior police official. Additional Superintendent of Police confirmed that 24 people were also injured in the accident that took place just 30 km from the temple town of Tirupati. There are unconfirmed reports that the driver was drunk. The speeding truck hit an electric pole before ramming into the farmers and others, some of whom had gathered to call for ac...

  • Indian Air Force UAV Lakshya Crashes During Trial In Odisha

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017
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    BALASORE:  An unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV of the Indian Air Force crashed in Odisha this morning during a trial. Nobody was hurt in the incident, a senior police officer said. The aircraft called 'Lakshya' was being tested at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha's Balesore district and it crashed in an open ground near Chandamani at Baliapal. The reason behind the crash was not immediately known. Authorities said an inquiry has been launched. Developed by the Defence Research and Development Organi...

  • India Wins Elections To 2 UN Subsidiary Bodies

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017
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    UNITED NATIONS:  India has won elections to two subsidiary bodies of a UN organ focussed on social and economic issues. India, along with 12 other members, was elected to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC), a subsidiary body of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The country garnered the most number of votes in the Asian group, with 49 out of 50 members of ECOSOC voting in its favour. "India tops Asian group again @Un elections. 49 of 50 members of Economic & Social Council vote India to Committ...

  • Study on work permit fees for expatriate workers ends

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The team tasked to regulate the labor market has presented results of a study on work permit-related fees to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh, in addition to the schedule for implementing new fees for expatriate workers, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting a reliable source The source said the team also revised conclusions on the proposal to specify minimum wage. The source added the team has edited a questionnaire about labor market requirements for private companies, indicating that results of the poll will ...

  • ‘Dusty weather during the weekend’

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The weather during the weekend will be dusty due to the moderate and active winds, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that the lowest temperature on Thursday reached around 23-26 Degrees Celsius during the evening while wind speed was between 15-42 kms per hour (kph). As for the status of the sea, Al-Qarawi said that waves was light to moderate at a height of two to six feet. Friday weather will be dusty due to the active northwest w...

  • ‘New roads, bridges cannot solve Kuwait traffic chaos’

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Several experts unanimously agreed on the need for holistic solution to the traffic snarl in the country at a recent seminar organized by the Transport and Traffic Committee of the Engineers Society titled “Effects of Al-Ghazali Bridge Project and Project Management Technique”, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Chairman of Kuwait Society of Engineers Engineer Faisal Al- Etal assured that civil society organizations were not using the seminar to target any particular personality. He said the main idea was to form partne...

  • US Embassy warns on demo

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The US Embassy in Kuwait informs US citizens that localized demonstrations are expected to take place in the Al-Andalous area in the Farwaniya Governorate beginning Friday morning on April 21, 2017. The localized demonstrations may produce crowds. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. For further information about security in Kuwait...

  • New York-Bound Air India Flight Grounded In Delhi Due To Hydraulic Failure

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  An Air India flight with around 300 passengers on-board was grounded in New Delhi today before its departure for New York due to hydraulic failure in one of the aircraft engines. All the passengers have been accommodated in a nearby hotel and the flight has been rescheduled for 5 PM today, an Air India spokesperson said. The Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft had to be grounded due to a hydraulic failure in one of the aircraft engines, the spokesperson said. The Air India flight AI 101 ( New Delhi-New York) was scheduled...

  • China Announces Its Own Names For 6 Places In Arunachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017
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    BEIJING:  China has announced its own names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh in what appears to be retaliation to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama visiting the state recently. The Chinese state media says the unilateral move is aimed at "reaffirming" China's claim over the state. China claims the state as 'South Tibet', while India says Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of India and is inseparable from the country. "China's Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on April 14 that it had stand...

  • Rate of expat teachers resigning falls – Eye on paid leave for Bedouns

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Human Resources Department in the Ministry of Education Saoud Al-Juwaiser disclosed that 350 expatriate teachers and legal accountants submitted their resignation in the second semester of academic year 2016/2017, and the figure is expected to increase in May 2017. Al-Juwaiser noted the majority of employees that resigned had signed their contracts in late 1990s or early 2000. He noted the rate of resignation this year is lower than the figure recorded last year, indicating 750 employees had resigned during the peri...

  • Panel calls for quick issuance of law which bans smoking in public

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The parliamentary Negative Phenomena Committee (NPC) has asked the Municipal Council to speed up issuance of a law which bans smoking in public and to allocate smoking areas in cafés and restaurants. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting on Tuesday, committee member MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei explained that the country is bound by the international convention on designating smoking areas so the concerned local authorities must take the necessary action in this regard. He added the committee talked about the a...

  • India To Get Normal Monsoon: Weather Department

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The country will get a normal monsoon this year, benefiting agriculture, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced today. "As per present estimation, the distribution of rainfall is likely to follow the climatological factors... we assess normal rainfall at 96 per cent (plus/minus 5 per cent)," IMD Director General KJ Ramesh said at press conference in New Delhi. The date of the monsoon's onset into Kerala will be announced in late May, he added. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Vijay Mallya, Who Fled India In 2016, Arrested In London By Scotland Yard

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Business tycoon Vijay Mallya, accused of defaulting on loans worth crores, has been arrested in London and will be produced in a metropolitan court today. India had in February asked the UK to extradite Mr Mallya, who is facing charges of money laundering and several warrants in the country. CBI sources count the arrest, which took place around 9.30 in the morning, as a big win in attempts to bring the liquor baron to justice. Last month, the UK told India that its request had been certified by the Secretary of State...

  • Residency cap, per-citizen cut in visas for domestics eyed – Fines may rise for breach of residency rules

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The higher committee tasked to address the lopsided population structure will most likely suggest a ceiling on the number of expatriates in the country, reports Al-Qabas daily. Expatriates currently constitute two thirds of the country’s total population of 4.4 million. This has prompted several lawmakers and officials to call for plausible solutions. Lawmakers who voiced objection to the huge expatriate population have been pushing for drastic measures such as imposing different types of taxes on expatriates. Mea...

  • Palestinian teachers are well known for competency: official

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : As the Ministry of Education initiated the move to sign contracts with some Palestinian teachers to teach in public schools starting from academic year 2017/2018, roughly 76 percent of educators who participated in a recent opinion poll affirmed that Palestinian teachers cannot solve education problems in Kuwait, because the problems have nothing to do with the nationality of teachers but school administration, teachers, parents, students and curricula, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Facilities and ...

  • Parents of number of youths express concern to ministry – ‘Terror group sympathizers’

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The parents of a number of youths have expressed concern to Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs that their children sympathize with DAESH, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that such a stance is adopted not only by boys but also by girls, indicating that the ministry deals with such reports in a confidential manner and offers advices and guidance. The sources affirmed that many of these youths expressed their sympathy for some terrorist groups on social media, adding that necessary steps are ...

  • Taxes eyed on energy drinks, tobacco – ‘KD 50 fuel allowance to cost govt more’

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A draft law stipulates imposing tax on certain goods including 100 percent tax on energy drinks and tobacco, in addition to 50 percent tax on fizzy drinks, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily obtained a copy of the draft law which also stipulates fine of KD 4,000 for failure to enforce the law and reward for those who report anyone found to have violated the law. This comes concurrently with the Saudi Consultative Council’s approval of the Selected Goods Law which will be referred to the Saudi Cabinet for implementation....

  • ‘No spoilt foodstuff finds way into country’

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Commenting on what has reported by local dailies that there is a delay in honoring the decisions which have been issued by the Ministry of Commerce concerning ban on the import of meats and shrimps from India, the US and Italy, the Kuwait Municipality Director-General Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said the files of goods import department have been referred to the legal department for investigation and the Municipality is waiting for the outcome of the investigations, reports Al-Rai daily. Deputy Director-General for Services Affai...

  • Rise in residence fees eyed

    Posted on : Monday 17th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of the Interior has adopted a decision to increase the proposed fees on the residence of foreigners in the country, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the decision the fees for dependents (joining the family) is set at KD 300. The decision also includes a payment of KD 30 for each visit visa and temporary residence KD 20. The decision is expected to be referred to the National Assembly for approval. Meanwhile, according to other reports a decision is in the offing to increase traffic fines and intensific...

  • Plan to set a maximum limit of expats based on ‘quota system’

    Posted on : Monday 17th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh, in response to a parliamentary question presented by MP Osama Al-Shaheen about diversity of non- Kuwaiti nationalities, affirmed that the supreme council in charge of studying the population imbalance has held seven meetings and endorsed its time schedule for implementing the recommendations of the Council of Ministers, reports Al-Waseet daily. She explained that she has so far issued 12 executive decisions to form work teams for t...

  • 8 Karnataka Students Drown Off Maharashtra's Sindhudurg Coast

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017

    MUMBAI:  Eight engineering students from Karnataka's Belgaum district drowned in the sea today off Vayri coast in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. Another three students were rescued and are undergoing treatment, police said. According to the police, the victims were part of a group of 50 students from Maratha Engineering College in Belgaum, who were in the Wayri Beach area on a picnic. The police claimed that the students allegedly ignored warning of strong current by the locals and ventured into the sea. Fishermen manag...

  • 630 Million People In South East Asia, India Using Water From Faeces- Contaminated Source: WHO

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Around 630 million people in the South East Asian countries, including India, use a faeces- contaminated drinking water source, the WHO said on Friday. Worldwide, the global health body said, almost two billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at the risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. In a new WHO report, published on behalf of UN-Water -- the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation, ...

  • UP Signs 'Power For All' Agreement With Centre

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday signed an agreement with the Centre for "Power for All". The agreement was signed in presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal. UP was the only state in the country which had not signed the scheme aimed at providing power to all, said Mr Goyal, and also lauded state Power Minister Shrikant Sharma and his team for wrapping up the agreement in such a short time. It was also announced that from now on, power consumers in the rural ...

  • 8 Coaches Of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express Derail Near Rampur In UP, Probe Ordered

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Eight coaches of Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed near Rampur in Uttar Pradesh today leaving at least two passengers injured, railway officials said. There was no casualty in the incident, they said. The accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said, adding that two people have been injured in the incident. A compensation of Rs. 50,000 has been ordered to those injured, news agency Press Trust of India reported. Railway Minister Sures...

  • Presence of spoilt foodstuff rejected – ‘All imported items tested’

    Posted on : Friday 14th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Relations and Media Department of Kuwait Municipality has denied rumors circulating on social media about the presence of foodstuff that are unfit for human consumption in the country, insisting that such rumors as baseless and that people should refrain from spreading such false news, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement, Head of the Services Sector Eng. Khalaf Al-Mutairi explained that the shipments coming to the country are checked based on applied rules and regulations. Upon arrival at the entry po...

  • Friday to witness hot weather: expert

    Posted on : Friday 14th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The temperatures during the weekend will be predominantly hot as usual for this time of the year, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al- Qarawi Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that the highest temperature on Thursday reached around 37-39 degrees Celsius, adding that during evening, the temperature went down to around 23-26 degrees Celsius. Wind speed will be at 35 kilometers per hour (kph). As for the status of the sea, Al-Qarawi said that waves were light to moderate at a h...

  • Contrasting Friday for Hindus and Christian in Kerala

    Posted on : Friday 14th of April 2017
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    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Friday saw a contrast as Hindus celebrated Vishu while Christians commemorated Good Friday. Vishu is the traditional New Year's Day believed to signal the arrival of good luck and fortune for the coming year, while Good Friday is a day filled with prayers, penance and fasting to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary Hills nearly 2,000 years ago. When it came to the menu, Friday again saw a contrast as the major meal for the day for the Hindus is the traditional 26-course vegetarian l...

  • Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF)

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017

    Indian Embassy has been providing assistance to distressed Indian nationals in Kuwait by providing air-tickets (on case to case basis) and token financial assistance of US $ 40 to each person for repatriation. Further, seriously ill Indian nationals are sent to India on either stretcher or wheel chair. The transportation of mortal remains is also provided. During calendar year 2016, Embassy has provided air-tickets, medical care and contingency travel expenses etc., to the distressed Indian nationals in Kuwait out of the ICWF, as under: ...

  • Paytm, Savlon Express On Tracks Soon

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: Paytm Express and Savlon Swachh Bharat Express will soon chug along the tracks as the Indians Railways roll out brand trains. Brands will find prominence on trains as the railways have offered the inside and the outside of compartments for showcasing products. Coaches of premier trains will be used for vinyl advertising of various brands including mobile e-company Paytm and Savlon of ITC, a railway official said. In an attempt to shore up its non-tariff revenue, railways will award advertising contracts of all Rajdhani...

  • Odisha Renames Highways As 'Urban Roads' To Beat Liquor Shops Ban

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017
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    BHUBANESWAR:  In a bid to avoid closure of liquor shops in the state in the wake of a Supreme Court order, the Odisha government has renamed the state highways passing through cities and towns as 'urban roads'. The roads passing through the municipal corporations, municipalities, notified area councils and sub-divisional headquarters have been re-designated as "urban roads", said an official on Thursday. Besides these, the Works Department also classified all road sections falling within the limits block headqu...

  • Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Result 2017: BJP Retains Bhoranj Stronghold

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The BJP has retained its bastion in Himachal Pradesh, the Bhoranj Assembly seat, with Dr Anil Dhiman defeating his nearest rival, Congress's Promila Devi by 8,290 votes. With the victory, the strength of the opposition BJP has increased to 28 in the 68-member House. The victory is seen as a shot in the arm for the party, which hopes to make a comeback in the assembly polls in the state, which are scheduled to be held later this year. Mr Dhiman is the son of BJP stalwart and former minister Ishwar Dass Dhiman, who won...

  • Student Registration Module on MADAD

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

    Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has in July 2016, launched a Student Registration Module on MADAD (Consular Services Management System) to have a centralized database of Indian students who are pursuing their higher studies in foreign colleges and universities abroad.  This database is to help Indian Missions and Posts in contacting and interacting with Indian students studying in foreign countries.  There are number of Indian students who are pursuing their higher studies in different universities in Kuwait.  Emba...

  • April 27 official holiday for Israa and Miraj

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait will observe April 27 as the official holiday marking the annual religious occasion, Israa and Miraj, the Civil Commission Service said on Tuesday. Israa and Miraj falls on April 24 but the country will observe it on April 27 in line with a Government resolution to observe it, along with the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday, on Thursday if they fall on a day between two working days. Normal work will resume on April 30. Authorities and departments with special tasks can set the date for the holiday in light of public i...

  • ‘Not affiliated to Brotherhood, will work for Kuwait interest’

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for Applied Education and Training Dr Ahmad Al-Atari has denied allegations leveled against him that he is affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood group, reports Al-Rai daily. During the inaugural meeting in the “Members of National Unity” diwaniya, Dr Al-Atari affirmed that the allegations are untrue and baseless. He stressed that he is a Kuwaiti employee and does not belong to any association or group. He indicated that accusations of being affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood...

  • Food wastage: Modi govt may soon fix portions served to you in restaurants, hotels

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: The government is now planning to “fix” the amount of food served in restaurants and hotels in a bid to contain food wastage. Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has told news channel NDTV that he has called a meeting of people associated with the food industry to contemplate and standardise how much should be served. "I noticed when I went to restaurants that food was being wasted. We cannot see this happening in a country where there are so many poor. I asked the industry and restau...

  • Kerala Man Arrested After Charred Bodies Of Parents, Sister Found

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The man suspecting of murdering his parents, sister and aunt in their house here was arrested in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday night, police said. Kedal Jaison, 30, was held from the railway station on Monday night, police said, adding he was being interrogated and has admitted to committing the heinous crime. The bodies of retired professor Raj Thankam, his wife Jean Padma -- a retired medical superintendent of the General hospital here, their daughter Carol -- a medical student, and aunt Lalitha were found early on...

  • Kuwait Cabinet deplores bomb blasts in Egypt’s two churches

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Cabinet has vehemently denounced the two explosions that hit churches in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria on Sunday, which left scores of people dead or wounded. The Cabinet said in a statement following its customary weekly meeting that it offers sincere condolences to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi and Egyptian government and people over the victims of the bombings. Condemning the blasts as “terrorist acts”, the Cabinet supported all measures being taken by the Egyptian government...

  • Security tightened at places of worship

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of the Interior continues to protect the places of worship and surrounding areas in anticipation of any emergency, especially after the terrorists targeted the Egyptian churches, reports Al-Qabas daily. Police patrols and personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department are stationed in some places of worship — churches, mosques and Husseiniyas — as a precaution measure to prevent any tampering with the security of the country or trying to carry out a terrorist act against the worshippers. C...

  • Greek tourist visa in 24 hours, says envoy

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ambassador of Greece to Kuwait Andres Papadakis affirmed that the process for Kuwaiti citizens to obtain Greek visa is simple, indicating that the visa will be issued within 24 hours, and those who own property in Greece can obtain a long-term visa, reports Al- Rai daily. Ambassador Papadakis said he has been longing for experiencing Ramadan life in Kuwait after hearing so much about it before his appointment as an envoy to the country. He stressed that living in the country during the period will be a new experience for hi...

  • China Ignores India's Role In Rescuing Hijacked Ship From Pirates

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017
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    BEIJING: China has edited out India's role in rescuing a cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden, claiming full credit for delivering the ship to safety. Yesterday, India's Defence Ministry said that the Indian and Chinese navies worked together in responding to a distress signal from the hijacked Tuvaluan ship early in the morning. After receiving a distress call on Saturday night, the Indian warships established contact with the captain of the merchant vessel who had locked himself in a strong room along w...

  • Fake certificates probe forces 17 doctors to resign in fear of being ‘exposed’

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The investigations carried out by the panel, which was formed to look into the case of fake and forged certificates in academic institutions, have forced 17 doctors to resign out of fear of being exposed and referred to judicial authorities, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. They explained that the sudden shocking resignations affirm what has been discovered of late that there are fake and forged certificates in a number of academic institutions in the country. This prompted Minister of Higher Education Dr Mohamed Al-...

  • Around 12,000 deported Asians, Arabs nabbed entering illegally

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Some 12,000 Asian and Arab nationals who were deported from the country five years ago have tried to enter the country illegally on forged passports and fake names, according to security systems of the Interior Ministry at the land and sea and airports, reports Al-Qabas daily. A security source added investigators had discovered the majority of the deportees belong to Asian nationalities, and that successful implementation of the fingerprint machines in Kuwait International Airport helped uncover the manipulation and docume...

  • Kuwaiti medical team removes 33-kg fibroid from the abdomen of woman

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti medical crew at the Maternity Hospital successfully carried out a rare ovarlectomy- surgical operation to remove a fibroid weighing 33 kgs from the abdomen of a woman who had been suffering from the disease in her left ovary, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology Surgeon and a professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Kuwait University Dr Walid Fahad Al-Jassar, the patient has since been discharged from the hospital and is now going about with her normal activities without exper...

  • Recruitment Of Indian Nurses For Kuwait

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

    Some private hospitals in Kuwait have made enquiries about recruitment of Indian nurses. It is reiterated that to streamline the recruitment of Indian nurses for work in Kuwait, the Government of India has restricted since May 2015 the recruitment of nurses through a few designated State-run recruiting agencies and placed nurses under the “ECR” regime so that emigration clearance through E-Migrate becomes mandatory for them for any employment in any of the 18 ECR countries (including Kuwait). Presently, there are six State Ma...

  • ‘PAM discovers 1,655 cases of fake national employment’ – 205 firms referred to MoI

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Acting Director of Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah revealed that a total of 1,655 cases of fake national employment under third and fifth items of the Social Security law were discovered during inspections in 2017, reports Al-Jarida daily. He said the discovered cases are divided into 11,581 cases registered under the third item in 67 companies in addition to 74 cases registered under the fifth item in 42 companies. Al-Mutawtah indicated that the results of the inspections have been referred to the Ma...

  • India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  In a bid to give boost to their ties, India and Bangladesh today inked nearly two dozen pacts in strategic areas of defence and civil nuclear cooperation after "productive" talks between their prime ministers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held extensive discussions with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on ways to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. He also announced a new line of concessional credit of USD 4.5 billion for the implementation of projects in Bangladesh. Ann...

  • Mobile-Based Tickets For Gurugram Buses Coming Soon

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of April 2017
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    CHANDIGARH:  The Haryana government is considering introducing a new ticketing system in Gurugram buses where no physical ticket would be provided to commuters but a code would be generated to act as one. The 'no ticket-less cash' fare box methodology would be introduced in Gurugram City Bus Service from this year, it is being planned. It would be an entirely mobile-based ticketing system under which no physical ticket would be provided to passengers, and a code would be generated which would act as ticket, he said addin...

  • Actor Kamal Haasan Escapes Fire At Chennai Home, No One Hurt

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of April 2017
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    CHENNAI:  There was a minor fire accident at actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's house in Chennai around midnight. The actor confirmed he's safe and no one was hurt. "Thanks to my staff. Escaped a fire at my house. Lungs full of smoke, I climbed down from the third floor. I am safe No one hurt" he tweeted. His office says, "It happened on the ground floor. A refrigerator is kept there. We suspect short circuit to be the cause of fire. The house was soon filled with smoke." However, the fire office says...

  • India will become a permanent member of UN Security Council with veto power: Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    New Delhi: Asserting that India has all the credential required to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), External Affairs Minister Sushma Swara, Friday, said that the government was making diplomatic efforts to ensure India's entry into the select club. During question hour in the Rajya Sabha, Swaraj pointed out that four members of UNSC - US, Russia. United Kingdom and France have extended their support to India's bid - and the fifth member China has not publicly opposed it. "I am conf...

  • Collision Averted Between Air India, IndiGo Planes At Delhi Airport

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A major accident was averted at the Delhi airport on Friday as an Air India plane aborted take-off to avoid colliding with an Indigo plane that was landing on a converging runway. Pilots of both planes followed Standard Operating Procedure and their instincts to prevent a disaster, say sources. The incident took place not long before Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to the airport to receive his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, who arrived on a four-day visit. Air India's Delhi-Goa flight AI 156 was about t...

  • PM Narendra Modi Goes To Airport For Sheikh Hasina In 'Normal Traffic'

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to the airport this afternoon in peak traffic to receive his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, setting aside protocol. There were no traffic restrictions along the route he took, the Press Trust of India said quoting sources. The PM "travelled from Lok Kalyan Marg to Delhi Airport in normal traffic", said reports. Earlier this week, a video that went viral online showed policemen refusing to step aside for an ambulance taking a bleeding boy to hospital, because of V...

  • 'Kejriwal Shattered My Dream': Anna Hazare's Cry Of Anguish

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    RALEGAN-SIDDHI:  Veteran anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said today that he was pained to read about the allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the Shunglu Committee Report. "He was my colleague in the fight against corruption... At that time, I felt the educated new generation could help rid the country of graft. But it was a big dream -- and my dream lies shattered," Mr Hazare said in an anguished note. Mr Hazare said when CM Kejriwal launched the (Aam Aadmi Party) political outfit, it was t...

  • Rs. 141 Crore Worth New 500-and 2000-Rupee Notes Seized In Raids: Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Income Tax department, Enforcement Directorate and other government agencies have seized Rs. 141.13 crore worth of new currency notes of Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 500 while acting in different parts of the country, Lok Sabha was informed today. Of this amount, Rs. 110 crore was seized by the IT Department, Rs. 4.54 crore seized by ED, Rs. 26.21 crore by the CBI and Rs. 38 lakh by the DRI, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said during Question Hour. "All new Indian currency notes of Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 500 denominati...

  • Chance for scattered rain on Friday

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): There is a chance for scattered rain on Friday due to the presence of low-pressure wind in Kuwait’s atmosphere, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that the stable weather, witnessed throughout the week, would probably change during the weekend. The weather during daytime on Friday, will register wind speed between 15 and 40 kph with the highest temperatures reaching 31-33 Degrees Celsius. There will be a chance for scattered rain during...

  • Dangerous potholes on various streets tied to widespread corruption in sector

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Dangerous potholes have emerged on various streets and roads and threaten the lives of citizens and residents. They are the result of the widespread corruption in the Roads Sector of the ministry, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They stressed that the reasons for this problem are the lack of monitoring during implementation of road projects, and granting tenders of road projects to small companies that do not meet the technical and legal conditions and are not capable of shouldering the responsibility of c...

  • Flood alert in Kashmir as Jhelum flows above danger mark

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017
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    Srinagar: A flood advisory asking people to remain vigilant was Thursday issued for those living in south and central Kashmir after a rise in the water level of river Jhelum and its tributaries. Jhelum has crossed the 'alarm level' of 18 feet at Sangam in Anantnag district, officials said. "We have issued the advisory after the water level in river Jhelum crossed the 18 feet mark at Sangam," a senior official of the Irrigation and Flood Control department told PTI. He said although the water level was still risi...

  • Flouting prison rules, Sasikala manages to meet visitors 12 times a month

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017
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    Bengaluru: AIADMK chief V.K. Sasikala has met visitors 12 times in a month at the Parappana Agrahara central jail here, where she is lodged following her conviction in the disproportionate assets case, allegedly in violation of prison rules. According to information made available by the Central Prison in response to a Right to Information (RTI) query, Sasikala met the visitors between February 16 and March 18. Her relatives and co-convicts in the case, Elavarasi and V.N. Sudhakaran, met visitors four times and once respectively duri...

  • Growth rate of expat workers twice that of Kuwaitis – Asians top workforce list

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The quarterly report of the Central Statistics Administration for last year revealed a huge disparity in the average annual growth between the number of expatriates and Kuwaiti personnel in the labor market, indicating the growth rate of expatriate workers is twice their Kuwaiti counterparts’ whose share of 18.6 percent in 2015 dropped to 18.1 percent during the year in review, reports Al-Rai daily. The quarterly report showed the total number of workers as of Dec 31, 2016 stood at 1,965,381 with an increase of 228,11...

  • About 240 expats, victims of human peddling face ouster

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : About 240 expatriates discovered after two years that they entered Kuwait upon work permits to work on a farm of a Kuwaiti and now are facing deportation because the Kuwaiti allegedly tampered with the ‘estimated needs of the workers’ and imported more than the required number of laborers, reports Al- Rai daily. According to reports these workers are now stranded in no man’s land and the dagger of deportation is hanging over their heads because according to the concerned authorities they have either violat...

  • Cmte could hold contractor accountable over ‘flooding’

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The disaster of flash floods witnessed in the country a fortnight ago continues to be a nightmare for the concerned contractor, as the investigation committee formed by Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa is on the verge of holding the contractor who executed Mangaf Bridge and Sabahiya projects responsible while relieving the concerned ministry officials from the blame, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the committee will not dispute the slackness and negligence of the ministry off...

  • Advisory to Indian nationals in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

    It has been observed that some Indian nationals in Kuwait send e-mails/Whatsapp messages seeking Embassy’s help without giving requisite details about their passport number, civil ID number, full name, address and  their own phone number as well as those of employer/sponsor etc. Indian nationals are advised again that in case of any problem or dispute with the employer/sponsor or any other kind of difficulty in travel to India, issue of Emergency passport, etc. should come to the Embassy and register their complaints giving fu...

  • Child protection society organizes seminar on promotion of reading

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- A group of eminent literary, legal, and media celebrities gathered at a seminar on Tuesday evening under invitation from Kuwait national child protection society to discuss issues relating to child literature and culture. The seminar, themed "promotion of reading is a child right," with chairperson of the society Dr. Seham Al-Freih presenting legal explanations of the issues discussed. She highlighted the interrelation between literature and law, noting that the society's child-related activities affi...

  • India Has Damaged Ties, Says Furious China Over Dalai Lama In Arunachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017
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    BEIJING: Enraged by the Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, China has said that the trip has "severely damaged China-India relations." Hours before China's Foreign Ministry issued this statement, China's official state media published an article in which it wrote, "Unlike his predecessors, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have taken a different stance on the Dalai issue, raising public engagements with the monk and challenging Beijing's bottom line." Amid the escalating tension, the D...

  • ‘Sponsors abandoning workers to their fate face strict action’

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Personnel from the so-called ‘Quartet Committee’ formed upon a decision issued by the Council of Ministers organized a security campaign against labor and residence law violators in Al-Hassawi, reports Al-Rai daily. During the campaign the committee — comprising personnel from the ministries of Interior, Social Affairs and Labor, Commerce and Industry, and the Kuwait Municipality — are said to have arrested 15 residence law violators and referred them to concerned authority to prepare their deporting...

  • Request to reopen doors for Pakistani citizens under study: Al-Sabeeh; Focus on skilled, specialized workers in medicine, engineering fields

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed about the legal and security measures that Ministry of Interior is working on completing in coordination with the government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to reopen doors for Pakistani workers to return to Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily. She stressed that the agreement between the two governments includes bringing in skilled and specialized workers in the fields of medicine and engineering. Al-Sabeeh shed light on the request...

  • Ministry of Electricity and Water staff stage strike

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Several employees of the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) held a sitin at the headquarters of the ministry to protest against the suspension of travel allowance for employees working in distant areas and exclusion of the allowance from the salary certificate. The sit-in was attended by several MPs and board members of the labor union for employees working in the ministry in solidarity with the employees affected by the decision. In response, the Minister of Electricity, Water and Oil, Essam Al-Marzouq issued direct o...

  • Declared dead at hospital, newborn found alive minutes before burial

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

    Bundi (Rajasthan): In a shocking incident, a newborn which declared 'dead' on Tuesday was found alive right ahead of burial. The incident was reported at a hospital where duty nursing staff assisted in the delivery of 25-year-old Durgesh Rathore, a resident of Barnara village, under Silor primary health centre of district, in the absence of a gynecologist or a medical officer. The woman, who was admitted to the hospital on April 2, delivered a 22- to 24-week old 'premature' baby with the help of the nursing staff, hos...

  • Kerala's first military-made Bailey bridge set to open in Enathu

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017
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    Enathu (Pathanamthitta): The Bailey bridge across Kallada river at Enathu will soon be opened for traffic, providing relief for travelers. For almost three months, the commuters were in for a harrowing time after the bridge at Enathu was closed for repair works. Bailey bridge is a type of portable, pre-fabricated, truss bridge that has been extensively used since World War II as even vehicles can ply on it. The 18-year-old concrete bridge on the MC Road was closed on January 10 after some of its vents developed a crack. On Tuesda...

  • To escape liquor ban, Rajasthan PWD to de-notify state highways to ''urban''

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017
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    Jaipur: Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) is mulling de-notification of state highways to urban highways to shield from the Supreme Court`s direction to ban sale of liquor at national and state highways. The apex court in its December 15, 2016, order had ruled that licenses of existing shops along national and state highways will not be renewed after March 31. However, the ruling was challenged by several associations across states seeking modification of the judgment. On March 23, the Tamil Nadu government had also moved t...

  • Immigration relocated

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Following the decision to demolish Capital Immigration Department within the next few days, the transactions of citizens and expatriates affiliated to the governorate will be completed at the old Hawalli Immigration Department premises in Salmiya area, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting reliable sources said reconstruction work at the Capital Immigration Department building will be completed within two and half years. Courtesy : Arab times ...

  • ‘Guard mentally ill girls to avert abuse’

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Some families especially those with girls suffering from severe mental disabilities force such girls to undergo hysterectomy when they reach puberty under the pretext of fears over their future and social reputation, reports Al-Qabas daily. Along with some specialists who are against such an action, considering them as changing the nature of the body which can result in dangerous consequences, Director of Genetic Diseases Center at Obstetrics Hospital Dr Laila Bastaki stressed that this surgery is carried out to disable Kuw...

  • Connaught Place World's 9th Most Expensive Office Location, Bandra Kurla Complex at 19th: Report

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Delhi's Connaught Place is the world's ninth most expensive office location with an annual prime rent of Rs. 6,874.85 ($ 105.71) per square feet at the end of 2016, says a new report. Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is at 19th position while Nariman Point is at 30th place in the report by the Commercial Real Estate Services(CBRE). Hong Kong Central tops the list of the world's most expensive office market with an annual prime rent of Rs. 17,187 ($ 264.27) per square feet. Finance Street in Beijing...

  • Renowned Hindustani Classical Vocalist Kishori Amonkar Dies At 84

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Kishori Amonkar passed away in Mumbai today after a brief illness. She was 84. She passed away at her home in central Mumbai tonight, family sources said. Born on April 10, 1932 here, Ms Amonkar was recognised as one of the foremost singers in the Hindustani tradition and as an innovative exponent of the Jaipur gharana. A gharana is a community of musicians sharing a distinctive musical style. Amonkar's mother was the well-known vocalist Mogubai Kurdikar, who trained under ...

  • IISc Bangalore Best University, Miranda House Best College In India Rankings 2017

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The India Rankings 2017, the government's most authoritative rating of colleges and universities, are out and the results may surprise you. Miranda House in Delhi, a girls' college that has been low profile in recent decades has beaten its more sought after contemporaries, Lady Sri Ram College, Loyola College of Madras and the Sri Ram College of Commerce, to emerge as number one. The Jawaharlal Nehru University or JNU is at the number two spot among universities, just behind the Indian Institute of Science or IIS...

  • Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Commercial Ship: Report

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017
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    BOSASSO:  Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore, a former government anti-piracy official told Reuters on Monday. "We understand Somali pirates hijacked a commercial Indian ship and (it is heading) towards Somalia shores," Abdirizak Mohamed Dirir, a former director of the anti-piracy agency in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, said. Graeme Gibbon-Brooks of UK-based Dryad Maritime Security said industry sources had told him th...

  • Air India Flies 3 Seriously Ill Bangladeshi Citizens Free Of Cost

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017
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    KOLKATA:  Showing its humane face, national carrier Air India on Sunday flew three young Bangladeshi citizens, suffering from serious muscular dystrophy, for treatment at a Mumbai hospital along with their relatives - free of charge. The three patients and three persons accompanying them took Sunday evening's Air India flight from Kolkata to Mumbai and will also return by an Air India flight after treatment -- without having to pay any fare. AI-773 took off from Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport ...

  • Onus on expats in new plan to cut traffic rush on roads

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Safa A. Al-Hashem has submitted a proposal which aims at reducing traffic congestion on the roads of the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to the MP, the proposal is in line with the government’s plan to increase the traffic capacity of the roads, especially with the country witnessing increased intense traffic congestions amid the ongoing expansions of some public roads. MP Al-Hashem proposed some measures to be taken in order to avoid the situation from worsening. One of the measures suggested by her ...

  • Cut-off date on residency for rehabilitated absconders hit

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Several human rights activists and lawyers have rejected the decision issued by the Ministry of Interior according to which ‘Anyone reported absconding by the sponsor after Jan 4, 2016, shall not be granted the residence permit even if the absconder rectifies his/her situation, reports Al-Rai daily. The activists say the expatriates have the right to appeal before the Administrative Court and say the decision will definitely be cancelled. President of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights Khalid Al- Hamidi said, “...

  • ‘Bank to collect business tax details of clients’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti banks have decided to collect the registered individual and business tax details of their clients, covering interest, profits, deposits and revenue generated through the sale of assets throughout the period the beneficiary has lived outside his home country, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily quoting a source added the step will initiate exchange of tax information in line with criteria of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries. The method will be useful in the automatic impl...

  • ‘Cannot underestimate rights of MEW workers’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of the labor union at Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng Abdullah Al-Hajailan affirmed that the union is against the prejudice concerning the rights of workers in the ministry, indicating that the circular issued by the ministry regarding disbursement of allowances for far locations has provoked resentment among the workers, reports Al-Anba daily. He stressed that the rights of the workers of Ministry of Electricity and Water cannot be underestimated, urging for increase in the allowances and benefits in equal par w...

  • KOTC ... 60 years of achievements in oil field

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) will celebrate 60 years of achievements since being established in April of 1957 by a group of investors believing that oil will be the main source of income in Kuwait for many years to come. According to KOTC, the government became a partner to KOTC in 1976 with a 49 percent share capital, thereby providing a strong and vital boost to its development, according to KOTC. Three years later, in June 1979, in conformity with plans to bring all its oil operations, from the well to the ul...

  • Kuwaiti youth's creativity behind winning Geneva exhibit prize - Al-Ghunaim

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017

    GENEVA  (KUNA) -- Winning two gold prizes by the Kuwaiti team in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva represent Kuwaiti youth's determination and creativity in the field of science, said senior Kuwait official. The Kuwaiti team of high school youth competed against others from China and Japan, Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the UN and international organizations Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim told KUNA on Saturday. The event is an opportunity for Kuwaiti youth to share experience and boost their skills...

  • SBI To Impose Minimum Balance, ATM Charges From Today.

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    The country's biggest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) will start levying penalty on non-maintenance of minimum balance in accounts from today. The bank has decided to increase manifold the minimum balance required for maintaining savings account from April 1. This move from SBI is expected to hit around 31 crore depositors including pensioners and students. For metro branches, the monthly average balance will be Rs. 5,000 and penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance will be between Rs. 50 and Rs. 100. And for urban and semi-u...

  • President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi Welcome Malaysian PM

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak was on Saturday received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Mr Razak. After arriving here, Razak tweeted: "Namaste! Arrived in New Delhi to begin the second-leg of my official visit." Razak, who arrived in Chennai on Thursday, is on a five-day state visit. The visit, his third to India as Prime Minister, will see both sides discussing projects worth $5 bi...

  • Unitech Managing Director Sanjay Chandra Arrested For Allegedly Duping Flat Buyers

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Sanjay Chandra, Managing Director of real estate firm Unitech, and his brother Ajay Chandra were arrested this morning by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police. The Chandras have been accused of duping buyers as Unitech failed to complete a project in Gurugram's Sector 70 on time and also did not refund the money along with the interest. Mr Chandra, according to the police, invested flat buyers' money in another shell company. "A team of the EOW went to Gurugram on Friday night and raided th...

  • Thousands Of Trees Could Be Axed For Road To Gangotri

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    GANGOTRI, UTTARAKHAND:  The 100 kilometre-stretch in Uttarakhand between Uttarkashi to Gangotri is one of the most picturesque drives in India. Snow-clad mountains, dozens of streams and waterfalls dot the landscape as one travels higher up towards Gangotri which is where the road ends. Eighteen kilometres beyond that, trekkers can make their way to the Gaumukh glacier where the Ganges river is born. Gangotri itself is inside the Gangotri National Park and lucky travellers can even spot Ibex, musk deer, snow leopards and black bears...

  • Items getting costlier and cheaper from today – Here's the list

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    New Delhi: From the next fiscal year, that is from today, a lot of things of your daily needs as well as things of your comfort is going to get dearer. During the presentation of Budget 2017-18, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hiked custom and excise duty on some, while it has been reduced on some products which will eventually lead to commodities getting costlier or cheaper. Here is a list of things that will become dearer from April 1, 2017     Cigarettes     Pan masala     Cig...

  • 2 Killed In Manipur Rains, Imphal Receives Highest Rainfall In 19 Years

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017
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    IMPHAL:  Two people were killed due to heavy rains in Manipur, police said today. Manipur's capital Imphal received the highest rainfall in March in 19 years, at  97.6 mm, breaking all time record of 72.9 mm on March 24, 1998. Nilakanta Das, 45, was killed on yesterday in Jiribam by lightning. The second victim died when a truck skidded into a gorge alongside a slippery mountain road in Tamenglong district. The heavy rains in the state will continue for the next two days accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm, the we...

  • Cancel Dalai Lama's Visit To Arunachal Pradesh, Says China

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017
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    KOLKATA:  Five days before the Dalai Lama's trip to Arunachal Pradesh, the Chinese Consul General in Kolkata strongly repeated China's position on the visit. "India must cancel the visit," said Ma Zahnwu at a press meet in Kolkata. "China has expressed not just reservation but strong opposition to the decision by the Indian government regarding the activities of the Dalai Lama," he said, adding that he hopes for an announcement by the Indian government cancelling such activities. "Dalai Lama is n...

  • Public sector power consumption rises: report

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Recent statistics suggests that government’s consumption of electricity and water may have gone up by 12.4 percent at a rate of KD 278 million per annum due to the recent raise sanctioned by Law No. 20/2017, reports Al-Qabas daily. It indicated the consumption rate has reached the aforementioned sum, and it’s clear that government’s current share of electricity and water is 18 and 11 percent respectively. Statistics added government sector consumes about 8.6 billion kilowatts of electricity annually; n...

  • ‘Renew work permits’

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The official spokesperson of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) and Director of Public Relations Department Aseel Al-Maseed revealed that owners of small and medium enterprises can now renew the work permits of their employees in all service centers affiliated to the authority, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement issued on Thursday, March 30, Al-Maseed said this service is provided exclusively to employers whose files have less than ten workers registered under it. He explained that this service will be provide...

  • Indian PM Modi expected to visit Kuwait soon: envoy

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Indian ambassador to Kuwait said the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is ‘soon’ expected to visit Kuwait upon invitation of his Kuwaiti counterpart HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Also expected to visit India, at his convenience, is HH Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah, at the invitation of Indian Council for Cultural Relations under the distinguished visitors program. Speaking to the press at the embassy premises, the Indian Ambassador Sunil Jain said Kuwait and India will hold a joint ministerial meet...

  • Indian IT Firms Generating, Not Stealing, Jobs In US: Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Indian IT companies operating in the United States are generating jobs and not stealing jobs of the Americans, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on today. "We are not just talking with the US authorities (on H-1B visas), we are talking with logic and concrete statistics," Ms Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha during the Question Hour. "We have told them that it is not true that Indians are stealing their jobs. On the contrary, Indian companies in US are generating employment for the Americans. So f...

  • Narendra Modi Set To Become India's Third Most Successful PM: Ramachandra Guha

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Narendra Modi is set to become the "third most successful" Prime Minister of India after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, renowned historian Ramachandra Guha has said, asserting that the 66-year-old leader's "charisma" and "appeal" transcend the boundaries of caste and language. Speaking at the ongoing London School of Economics (LSE) India Summit 2017 in New Delhi, 58-year-old Ramachandra Guha said Prime Minister Modi's "authority" and "Pan-Indian vision" put ...

  • Maoist Camp Destroyed In Jharkhand, A Commander Held

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    RANCHI:  A Maoist camp was destroyed by the security forces in Jharkhand's Giridih district and one of its commanders arrested in Khuti today, the state police said. The arrested Maoist commander, Soma Munda, carried a reward of Rs. 50,000 on his head. The police have seized Rs. 48,000 from his possession collected as levy. According to the police, the Maoist camp in Madhuban in Giridih was destroyed in a joint operation of the police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The police had received information about the ...

  • Delhi's Hottest Morning This Year Amid Heat Wave In North India

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  It is the hottest morning in New Delhi today with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, the highest this year at five notches above the season's average. The minimum temperature broke the record of Wednesday and weather office expect rise in minimum temperature in the coming days. However, this morning, the breeze in some parts of the national capital helped the people to cool off. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 38 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official...

  • ‘Domestic labor market in Kuwait faces huge crisis’

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Owners of recruitment companies and domestic labor bureaus have warned that the domestic labor market in Kuwait is bound to face a huge crisis, reports Al-Rai daily. They indicated that the cost of recruiting domestic workers from the Philippines has been increasing erratically due to some measures taken by the Kuwaiti Embassy in Manila, which includes medical tests in eight clinics through a private company, instead of 19 clinics as it was before. They explained that the Kuwaiti Embassy in Manila took sudden measures a...

  • Employers urged to check number of national workers

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) on Tuesday appealed to employers who have contracts with government bodies to inspect number of national workers registered at their companies. The move aims to make sure that the status of workers is compatible with Resolution No. 1028 of 2014 that was issued by the Cabinet on determining the number of national labor at companies which have contracts with government bodies. Kholoud Al-Shahab, Deputy Director for Financial and Human Resources at PAM, announced today that the informati...

  • Kuwait delays enforcement of selective tax policy until mid-yr – SPC expected to okay newly approved oil strategy

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has decided to postpone enforcement of the selective tax regime until the middle of the current year. It decided to postpone the policy without stating the reasons, although the Ministry of Finance is ready for implementation, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The daily quoting a source noted Saudi Arabia made a u-turn few days back suspending the proposed implementation of the same policy in April until further notice. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance and Public Authority for Zakat in Riyadh announced that some proce...

  • ‘Salaries of Indian labourers transferred to bank accounts’ – Al-Sabeeh coordinates with embassy, MEW

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that the salaries of Indian laborers who are working for a company under contract with Ministry of Electricity and Water have been transferred to their bank accounts, reports Al-Rai daily. She said she had coordinated with the Indian Embassy in Kuwait and Ministry of Electricity and Water in this regard, as the salaries of those laborers were delayed for eight months. Direct Aid Society launched Wednesday a relief aid campaign for Somalia, through its local branch...

  • 71 tourists stranded in Ladakh due to avalanche rescued: Army

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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    SRINAGAR: Army has rescued 71 tourists, including 21 women and children, stranded in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir due to an avalanche between Chang La Pass and Tangtse village. "Indian Army troops deployed in eastern Ladakh responded to help civilians trapped at the Chang La Pass due to an avalanche that struck between Chang La and Tangtse. "Seventy-one tourists, including 21 women and children, were rescued and provided medical assistance, food, clothing and accommodation," a defence spokesman said on Tuesday in...

  • Labor minister resolves problem of Indian workers not paid by firm

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed the plan of Kuwaiti government to establish a national leadership school, in collaboration with France, for enhancing training and governance activities. The minister said this recently at the residence of French Ambassador to Kuwait Christian Nakhla who honored her with the “Order of Garter” (The Knight). She affirmed that the ministry has resolved the problem related to non-payment of salaries to workers of a ...

  • Recruitment firm for domestics up in August

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Domestic Workers Recruitment Company will go into operation in August 2017, says the Rapporteur of Response to the Amiri Address Committee, MP Osama Al- Shaheen. Speaking to reporters, after the committee meeting Monday Al- Shaheen said the meeting was chaired by head of the committee MP Khalil Abul. He added, during the meeting he submitted queries concerning the establishment of this company and was happy to note it will contribute to cut the cost of hiring domestic workers in the country. He explained a number of MPs...

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