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    Holiday Notice

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

    The Embassy shall remain closed on Sunday, 26th February, 2017 on the occasion of Kuwait National & Liberation Day and will resume its duties on Monday, 27th February, 2017. Only emergency consular services will be rendered by the Embassy on the closed holidays. ...

  • Shivaji Statue, Tallest In World, Cost $530 Million, Divides Mumbai

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017
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    A fitting tribute to a local legend or a grotesque misuse of money? The decision to build the world's tallest statue just off Mumbai's coast has divided the city. But the traditional Koli community, who depend on fishing for their livelihoods, fear they will be worst hit by the construction, warning that it threatens their centuries-old existence. India will spend 3600 crore rupees or $530 million on the controversial memorial to 17th century Hindu warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the founda...

  • K-Net under attack: CEO – Hacker breaches multiple websites to challenge MoC official

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Over the past few days an unidentified hacker attacked and succeeded in blocking a number of sites, most notably the sites of companies and Internet banking services, reports Arab Times daily. In a conversation with the Kuwaiti tweeters, he said he did it to prove to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Communications Hamid Al-Qattan that the electronic protection programs adopted by the ministry are weak and fragile in response to his earlier statement a few days ago that Kuwait is safe and the site cannot be hacked. ...

  • Rules tweaked for children’s residence – Both Parents must be in the country

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The General Department for Residence Affairs plans to put in place new condition for renewal of residence permit of children sponsored by the parents, reports Arab Times daily. The new condition states the parents of the children must be present in the country at the time of renewal of the residence permit. The condition however, exempts some professionals such as female doctors and teachers. They can apply for the renewal of the residence even if the husband is not present in the country, but this exemption is limited t...

  • ‘Enter company, buy and leave with your vehicle’ – ‘Toyota’ introduces instant plate distribution

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al-Sayer Group, Kuwait’s exclusive Toyota dealership in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, inaugurated Wednesday morning, their new instant licence plate distribution centre located at the Al-Rai Toyota Dealership, making the process and time required to receive your brand-new car, even shorter. During his speech, Brigadier Adeeb Mohammad Swaidan, Director General of governmental service centres pointed out that in movies, you sometimes see a man enter a dealership, pays money, and then leave with a car. &ld...

  • Bid to privatize airport, telephone service

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A feasibility study is being carried out concerning the privatization of Kuwait International Airport and telephone service, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They said a plan was formed regarding the facilities that the government wants to privatize, after some provisions in the privatization Law No. 37/2010 were amended. The sources affirmed that the time scheduling for the privatization of the intended facilities including Kuwait International Airport and the telephone service will also be carried out. ...

  • National bureau to withdraw 3,000 master-degree holders in MoE – Degrees obtained from unaccredited universities

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The National Bureau for Academic Accreditation and Quality of Education has decided to withdraw 3,000 master-degree holders in Ministry of Education and some private universities because they obtained their degrees from unaccredited universities that are not included in the accreditation list of the bureau, reports Al-Shahed daily. Meanwhile, the General Education Sector of Ministry of Education has launched four new educational supervisory functions, which includes assistant director of kindergarten, principal of primary s...

  • Saturday Feb 25th and Sunday Feb 26th public holiday – Work will resume on Monday Feb 27

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared next Saturday and Sunday as public holiday on the occasion of the National Days celebration, and normal work will resume on Monday Feb 27. Consequently, public sector employees will have a three-day break starting from Friday. In a circular, CSC stated the Council of Ministers has decided to grant workers in all government departments and agencies holiday to celebrate the Liberation and Independence Days on Saturday and Sunday respectively. It called for departments with peculi...

  • Cabinet proposes ‘increase’ in companies to remove used tyres – Move to speed up process

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmed Al-Manfouhi revealed that the Cabinet has sent a recommendation to the Public Authority of Industry to either increase the capacity of the two companies responsible for removing the used tyres in Al-Eraiha site or add a third company for ensuring faster removal of the tyres, reports Al-Rai daily. During the special session of the Municipal Council which was held after a two-month break, Al- Manfouhi responded to a request made by members of the Municipal Council concerning ...

  • Indian Embassy Auditorium renovated

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

    Indian Embassy Auditorium has now been fully repaired ─ all seats in the Auditorium have been newly upholstered, toilets have been modernized and other minor repairs undertaken.   The Auditorium is now available for community socio-cultural activities, as per the guidelines below: Use of Auditorium is available to only Indian Associations registered with Embassy; An interested Indian Association may approach the Embassy for booking the Auditorium. Contact persons for this purpose are Shri B.S. Bisht, Attache (Commercial /...

  • Kuwaiti embassies, diplomatic missions abroad celebrate national, liberation days

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait's embassies and diplomatic missions around the world held ceremonies to celebrate the 56th National Day and 26th Liberation Anniversary late Monday. In Bahrain, the ceremony was attended by Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, Bahraini Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa, and senior officials. Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister noted the strong historic ties between Kuwait and Bahrain. He congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah...

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 31 to USD 52.51 pb

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by 31 cents to USD 52.51 per barrel Monday after being at USD 52.20 pb on Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Tuesday. The prices also went up globally despite the increase in US oil production and reserves. The increase was attributed to optimism on the backdrop of OPEC and non-OPEC members' agreement to decrease production. The Brent crude was up to 56.18 per barrel, the same case with the West Texas Intermediate, which went up by 29 cents to USD 53.69 pb. ...

  • Not Yet Disappointed With PM Modi: Yoga Guru Ramdev

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017
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    BHOPAL:  Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday said he was not yet disillusioned with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he has two more years to work on the issues he had promised to resolve during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He ruled out the possibility of forming a new political outfit. "Everything in the world is based on faith and trust. The action against black money has been taken in the country and the government needs to adopt an effective mechanism to repatriate the black money stashed in other countries. It is peoples' m...

  • Subsidy phase-out by 2020 proposed

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The government may decide to repeal all forms of subsidy by March 2020 if it implements the remaining aspects of the recommendations contained in the report of Ernst &Young, which the Ministry of Finance assigned to prepare the roadmap for subsidy reform, reports Arab Times daily. A source noted the report was ready a few months ago but was kept under wraps to avoid undue parliamentary reaction, adding its implementation is not binding until all concerned authorities approve of it. He explained that the government h...

  • Kuwait hits 36th spot in ‘top 50’ list of nations with largest arms imports

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait landed on the 36th spot in the top 50 list of countries with the largest weapon imports in 2016, according to results of a study conducted by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In a press statement Monday, SIPRI revealed the arms imports by countries in the Middle East increased by 86 percent between 2007-2011 and 2012-2016. The statement added that Saudi Arabia was the second largest arms importer in 2012-2016 – an increase of 212 percent compared with 2007- 2011; while that of Qatar inc...

  • KOC to hire 800 Kuwaitis holding varsity degrees

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Oil Company is in the final stages of hiring 800 Kuwaiti holders of university degrees and diplomas, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources. They indicated that the company has received applications for hiring 600 university degree holders and 200 diploma holders. The sources revealed that Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) will soon start receiving applications for 400 vacancies. Meanwhile, Director General of Public Authority for Social Security Hamad Al-Humaidhi has affirmed commitment to the rig...

  • “Made in India Exhibition” organized by Indian Embassy

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017
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    Indian Embassy organized a  “Made in India Exhibition” in Holiday Inn Hotel, Salmiya on Saturday, 18th February 2017 from 10:30 am - 8:00 pm. Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E. Mr. Sunil Jain inaugurated the Exhibition. The main aim of the Exhibition was to promote Made in India products, especially Indian Automobiles and Home appliances in Kuwait. The “Made in India Exhibition” provided Kuwaitis, Indians and other foreign nationals a chance to see the display of a wide variety of Indian automobile and home a...

  • Kuwait Bourse ends trading Monday's in red zone

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Trading at Kuwait Bourse ended Monday's trading in the red zone with the benchmark down by points 11.1 points to settle at 6,779.83 points. The weighted going down by 2.79 points to stand at 423.99 points. The KSX 15 index shed 7.72 points to stand at 961.83 points, as well as KSX 15 value of shares was KD 38,104,584.536 with the volume reaching 380,086,129 shares done through 8,177 deals. ...

  • FIFA deems pitch in Kuwait ready to host int’l games

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT: A soccer stadium located in the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training’s (PAAET) sports and technology complex has been accredited by FIFA and could potentially host international games, PAAET announced. The stadium in Al-Shuwaikh area has been approved by FIFA and found to be fit and on par with international standards, a statement by PAAET noted, adding that the field opened its doors last November. Moreover, the statement touted the stadium as a monumental project that had been designed using the most modern...

  • Kuwait participates in 2017 National Multicultural Festival in Australia

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Embassy in Australia took part in the 2017 annual National Multicultural Festival organized in Canberra by the Australian cultural diversity authority. The pavilion was visited by Head of the Australian Capital Territory Andrew James Barr as the honorary guest, and Kuwait's Ambassador to Australia Najib Abdulrahman Al-Bader, his spouse, along with senior officials and head of the diplomatic mission and members of the embassy. Kuwait's participation is remarkable and distinguished with a high turn...

  • Kuwaitis and expats bitter over commodity prices manipulation – ‘Prices low on racks, higher at cash counter’

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of Kuwaitis and expatriates expressed resentment over the widespread manipulation of commodity prices in many stores. They urged for increased monitoring of markets by the concerned authorities in order to bring an end to this negative phenomenon. Omar Zedan explained that some stores cheat by displaying low prices on the racks but charge higher prices at the cash counters. They take advantage of the tiredness that customers experience from shopping for a long time, which renders them unable to review the receipts....

  • No change in Family visa transfers of wives – Article 22 to Article 18 transfer as is

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Officials from the Public Authority for Manpower affirmed that the transfer of family visas from Article No. 22 to Article No. 18 continues based on the prevailing decisions made in the past, and nothing has changed with regard to the family visas of wives, reports Arab Times daily. The same sources indicated the decision to suspend the transfer of family visas for the spouses of expatriates under Article 22 only applies when there is family dispute between the husband (sponsor) and his wife. In that case, the wife who ...

  • ‘Kuwaitis show unwillingness to take up role of Social Worker’

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Development Activities at Ministry of Education Faisal Al-Maqseed revealed about Kuwaitis’ unwillingness to take up the role of ‘Social Worker’ in the ministry, reports Al-Anba daily. He said the fact that the position is not considered attractive by citizens is a problem that the ministry is facing. “Even though there are about 800 schools in Kuwait, the number of Kuwaiti social workers is very less,” said Al-Maqseed. He revealed that some citizens ...

  • Govt finding ways to legalize thousands of illegal Syrians

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah is closely following up the issue of Syrians (violators of residence law), the issue which he looks at from the humanitarian point of view but within the permissible rules and regulations and decisions which have been issued in this regard, reports Al-Rai daily quoting senior security sources. According to the same sources there are about 190,000 Syrians in Kuwait and out of them about 24,000 are violators of residence law. The sources pointed out upon ...

  • ‘Article 79 amendment will step up extremism’ – ‘Need to tackle other challenges now’

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Several politicians, academics and public commentators are of the view that amendment to Article 79 of the Constitution will push Kuwait further to extremism and render the country a “Talebani” state, adding Allah the Almighty orders Muslims to be moderate and lenient in practicing the religion. In his comment, Legal Advisor at Kuwait Lawyers Association Lawyer Hamdan Al-Nemshan said the issue of amending Article 79 of the stipulated “A bill will not become law until the National Assembly passes it and His Hig...

  • Tamil Nadu trust vote: Palaniswami wins confidence vote, gets support of 122 MLAs

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI: EK Palaniswami won a floor test to remain Tamil Nadu chief minister when lawmakers today voted in his favour after hours of disgraceful behaviour in the Assembly. The Sasikala acolyte needed the votes of at least 117 MLAs to win the trust vote. As many as 122 MLAs voted in his favour. Palaniswami's win means the waning of the political star of caretaker chief minister O Panneerselvam, who also belongs to the AIADMK. The vote was concluded after hours of disgraceful chaos in the state Assembly after speaker P Dhanap...

  • Kuwait establishes breast cancer clinic in Lebanon

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017

    MAJDAL ANJAR: Kuwait Red Crescent Society, in coordination with Qatar Red Crescent Society, inaugurated a clinic for treating breast cancer cases in this eastern Lebanese town. KRCS Chairman Dr Hilal Al-Sayer said in a statement that the mobile clinic, with mammogram devices, will offer medical services for thousands of Syrian refugees. He thanked Kuwait Chamber of Industry and Commerce for covering costs of the clinic. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Official affirms keenness on providing jobs for youth

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017

    MANAMA/KUWAIT: The Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) of Kuwait affirmed Thursday keenness on finding solutions and providing job opportunities for young Kuwaitis in various fields, particularly in small and medium enterprises. MGRP has keen interest in qualifying and employing national labor through holding specialized training courses for the youngsters that prepare and qualify them for employment and running their own small and medium enterprises, MGRP’s Secretary-General Fawzy Al-Majdaly stated. Majdaly made h...

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 3 cents to USD 52.20 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by three cents to USD 52.20 per barrel Friday after being at USD 52.17 pb Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Saturday. In global markets, there has been a rise in US shale oil output even though oil producing countries will eventually cut enough output to reduce a global glut. OPEC and non-OPEC members agreed to reduce global oil production by 1.8 million barrels per day. The Brent crude went up by 16 cents to USD 55.81 per barrel, the same case with the West ...

  • India's Only Live Volcano Active Again After 150 Years, Say National Experts

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017
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    PANAJI:  India's only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which had started showing activity in the year 1991 after being dormant for over 150 years has once again started spewing ash, the researchers at Goa based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) said on Friday. "The only live volcano in the Andaman and Nicobar islands is erupting once again. The Barren Island volcano, located 140-km north-east of Port Blair, dormant for more than 150 years started erupting in 1991 and has since then shown intermittent activ...

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Hails PM Narendra Modi For Connecting With Masses Via Facebook

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017
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    NEW YORK:  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style of working, using the social networking platform extensively to establish a meaningful dialogue between the people and the government. Mr Zuckerberg's praise comes at a crucial timing, when five states of India are conducting elections. PM Modi recently asked his ministers to share their meetings and information on the Facebook so that they can receive direct feedback from citizens, the Facebook CEO wrote in a 5,700-word pos...

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 9 cents to USD 52.17 pb

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by nine cents to USD 52.17 per barrel Thursday after being at USD 52.08 pb Wednesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday. The same predicament occurred at the global level yesterday after OPEC announced it might extend its output cut, which began in January. OPEC and non-OPEC members agreed to reduce global oil production by 1.8 million barrels per day. The Brent crude went up by 40 cents to USD 56.15 per barrel, the same case with the American light crude, which...

  • Bengaluru's Bellandur lake catches fire, toxic smoke chokes city

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017
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    Bengaluru: Bellandur lake in Karnataka’s capital Bengaluru caught fire at 4 pm on Thursday due to illegal dumping of debris, choking the whole city. This was the third instance in six months. Since Bellandur Lake is highly polluted with sewage, foam covering the water surface easily catches fire. A fire department official said on Friday that thick smoke enveloped Bellandur lake after a fire broke out when garbage strewn around it was set ablaze. The incident triggered panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapur main road. ...

  • No Barbers Above 60 At Tamil Nadu's Palani Temple: High Court

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

    MADURAI:  The Madras High Court has held that barbers over 60 years of age should not be engaged to tonsure heads of devotees at the Palani temple in Dindigul district as they might injure them due to shivering of hands. A bench in Madurai yesterday quashed an order of the management of the temple in Palani, which allowed barbers in that age group to perform the job. A division bench, comprising justices A Selvam and P Kalaiyarasan passed the order on a petition filed by K Kuppuraj, a retired barber from Palani, challenging the ...

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami To Visit Sasikala, Who Watched Oath On Jail TV

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017
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    VK Sasikala watched Edappadi Palaniswami, the man she handpicked for the top post, take oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on television at the women's barracks of a Bengaluru prison on Thursday. Watching the oath ceremony with the AIADMK chief was her sister-in-law Ilavarasi, also convicted for corruption in the same case as Ms Sasikala, and other inmates. Mr Palaniswami, who will seek a vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu legislature tomorrow, is expected to visit the Bengaluru jail either on Sunday or Monday to meet Ms ...

  • ‘Large number of expat teachers planning to resign by mid-March’ – Majority of teachers are Jordanians, Egyptians: sources

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Education has notified the Social Studies Inspection Unit at the Capital Educational Zone to terminate the services of two teachers who were appointed in 2013 such that their official last day on the job will be July 7, according to sources from the education sector. This information seems to come as a confirmation of a recent report published in Al-Seyassah newspaper under the title “Ministry of Education Terminates Services of 600 Expatriates”. Relatively, the sources indicated that a large number o...

  • ‘Patients faced problems due to flaws in documents’

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Former head of Kuwait Health Office in Germany Dr Sulaiman Al-Harbash has held the financial attaché of the office responsible for the flaws in the documents related to the office’s expenses, revealing that the documents were completed three months before the termination of his term, reports Al-Rai daily. In an interview with the daily, Al-Harbash said the problems that patients faced were due to delay in completion of these documents. He stressed that the number of patients reached more than 10,000 in the last...

  • Low temperature expected during the weekend: Meteorological Center

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Low temperatures are expected over the weekend due to the northwestern wind, executive at Kuwait Meteorological Center Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said Thursday. The country has been affected recently by the seasonal low-pressure winds coming from the direction of Sudan, leading to clouds and rainfall on some areas, Al-Qarawi told KUNA. The lowest temperature recorded Thursday was between 12-10 C while the highest reached 22 C with light to moderate northwesterly to northern winds between 12-35 kph, according to Kuwait Meteor...

  • Jailed Sasikala Wins, Proxy E Palaniswami To Take Oath This Evening

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017
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    Tamil Nadu will get its third Chief Minister in two months - E Palaniswami  will take oath at 4:30 pm today, and must then prove his majority within 15 days. With this decision, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has ruled in favour of the larger faction of the ruling AIADMK, which has been cleaved by dissent, owing to O Panneerselvam's refusal to quit the state's top job, as ordered by the party. Mr Palaniswami was chosen as presumptive Chief Minister by VK Sasikala, who quickly took charge of the AIADMK after the death in December ...

  • India Revives Project To Build Passenger Plane At Home

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017
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    India is reviving a three-decade-old plan to build its first passenger aircraft as the South Asian country struggles to join an exclusive club of Asian nations that have advanced far ahead in creating their own home-made jets. A 14-seat aircraft, called Saras, is undergoing preliminary tests, Jitendra Jadhav, director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research at state-controlled National Aerospace Laboratories, said in an interview in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The development of the twin-turboprop plane suffered a setback in 2009 wh...

  • Air India Operations Head Licence Temporarily Suspended By Aviation Authority

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Acting tough, aviation regulator DGCA on Wednesday suspended the flying licence of Air India operations head Capt A K Kathpalia for skipping mandatory pre-flight medical test repeatedly. The action comes within a week of the national carrier taking Capt Kathpalia, a senior executive pilot, off flying duties. Interestingly, Capt Kathpalia -- who is the Executive Director (Operations) -- has been selected for a board level position at Air India pending final approval. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA...

  • PSLV-C37 Successfully Launches 104 Satellites in a Single Flight

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

    At 0928 hrs IST on 15 February 2017 morning, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)  successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites on board ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C37, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It is the highest number of satellites launched in one single mission anywhere. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the space scientific community and the nation for this proud feat. This is the thirty eighth consecutive succes...

  • ‘Ease procedures for Expats to own properties in Kuwait’ – Need to keep abreast of legislative changes, says commerce minister

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : It is imperative that accountants and auditors remain aware of legislative developments in Kuwait, given the rapid change in that sector, Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan said on Wednesday. In a speech to open the fifth conference on Accounting and Auditing, Al-Roudhan, who is also Minister of State for Youth Affairs, said that the global financial crisis has led to the re-evaluation of plans dealing with credit ratings. Moreover, he spoke of the need to establish solid inspection apparatuses that would h...

  • ‘KD 10,000 fine for not removing tents’

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  Kuwait Municipality decided on March 31 as the date for ending the spring camping season, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has warned that fines up to KD 10,000 will be imposed on those who do not abide by this deadline, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi revealed that the new bylaw on camping season issued by EPA will be applied next year, affirming that the new bylaw will not be applied in the current season, as this bylaw was declared a...

  • ‘Solar plant to generate 15 pc of energy demand’

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq foreboded on Wednesday that the country’s “Al-Dabdaba” solar plant, expected to be completed in the fiscal year 2020/2021, will produce around 15 percent of the oil sector’s power consumption. In a speech to open Kuwait’s International Health Safety and Environment (KIHSE) Conference and Exhibition, Al-Marzouq, who is also Minister of Electricity and Water, said that the solar plant will help reduce carbon emissions by 1.3 million tons yearly. Moreover, he noted...

  • Kuwait Bourse ends Wednesday trade in green

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Kuwait Bourse ended Wednesday's session in the green zone as the price index gained 63.44 points, reaching 6,814.81 points. The weighted index also gained 4.86 points reaching 428.95 points and KSX 15 did the same, gaining 10.99 points reaching 974.67 points. The number of trades was at 12,223 transactions worth KD 71.3 million with a volume of 736 million shares. ...

  • Kuwait's Salwa center to develop stem cell research - KIPCO

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Sheikha Salwa Al-Sabah Center for Stem Cell and Umbilical Cord will pave the way forward to develop services and researches in the healthcare sector, said Kuwait Holding Projects Company (KIPCO) Wednesday. Speaking to KUNA, KIPCO Vice Chairman Faisal Hamad Al-Ayyar said that the center will help advance research within the stem cell and umbilical cord domains and will aid in developing a strong partnership between the public and private sectors within health services. Hopefully, this facility will make it easy ...

  • President Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi Congratulate ISRO For Launching 104 Satellites

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation for successfully launching 104 satellites on a single rocket from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota. The President took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said, "Congratulations to ISRO on the successful launch of PSLV-C37, carrying a record 104 satellites." "This day shall go down as a landmark in the history of out space programme," he added. "Nation is proud of this achieveme...

  • Department to close down 17 domestic labor offices – Penalty for sheltering absconders more rigid

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Domestic Labor Department at Ministry of Interior Mohammad Al-Ajmi announced the department’s intention to close down 17 domestic labor offices for violating regulations governing the operation of these offices. During a seminar organized by the State Ministry for National Assembly Affairs concerning domestic labor law, he indicated that the door is now open for issuance of licenses to avoid monopoly by a handful of operators. Al-Ajmi revealed about an ongoing process for the return of Indian workers to th...

  • Ministry of Education to replace 25% expats with Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education will begin replacing 25 percent of expatriate workers with Kuwaitis, based on the Kuwaitization policy, starting from 2017/2018 academic year. This will be done by terminating the recruitment of expatriate teachers of specialties for which many Kuwaiti and GCC teachers can be appointed. According to a source, the officials have collated names of over 450 teachers and 150 heads of departments and technical supervisors in preparation for the termination of their services. He explained that the affected e...

  • Kuwaiti teacher infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti teacher in Al-Ahmadi area has been infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the MoH noted that all those that may have come in contact with the patient will undergo medical tests in efforts to prevent the spread of the disease. Moreover, the statement noted that 68 students and 18 teachers have been examined with no one testing positive for the disease, adding that all precautionary steps will be taken to protect health and safety. Courtesy : ...

  • Aggression against doctors continues – Ministry vows tough action

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Aggression against doctors continues in Kuwait, with the most recent case occurring in Sheikh Badriya Al-Ahmed Medical Oncology and Stem Cell Therapy Center where a citizen assaulted a doctor. The incident led to a huge chaos such that securitymen had to be notified to settle the mess. Ministry of Health, represented by Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Dr Mahmoud Abdulhadi condemned the incident, affirming that the ministry will take necessary legal action against the citizen. In a press release, Dr Abdulhadi ...

  • Govt takes immediate steps to curb ‘Ghazali’ traffic jam

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Public Works announced on Monday instant measures to tackle the traffic congestion resulting from closure of the key Al-Ghazali bridge. The extraordinary measures will be effective as of Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement, indicating that they are result of intensive meetings that involved officials from the traffic department, Kuwait University and the ports authority. Ahmad Al-Hesan, the assistant undersecretary for roads’ engineering, said in a statement that the department is coordinating wi...

  • Recheck ordered for Driving licences of Expats issued after 2014

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : According to instructions issued by the Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwe’a all driving licences for expatriates which were issued after 2014 must be renewed at the department that had issued them, reports Arab Time daily. The source explained this is done to help the authorities to refer to the archive and check the purpose of issuing the licence. If the person has changed the profession that does not qualify him/her to hold the licence, it will be withdrawn. ...

  • Expats to be ‘recruited’ to teach subjects not covered by Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Education Sector of Ministry of Education has specified the exact need for new expatriate teachers to teach subjects that cannot be covered by Kuwaiti teachers, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources from the education sector. The sources revealed that female teachers for subjects such as Arabic, Social Studies and Islamic Studies are available among Kuwaitis. They indicated that two committees will soon be formed to interview the male and female candidates for the available positions, adding that relevant proced...

  • Tough action seen as pilgrims cross border without entry stamps – Heads to roll: Al-Fahad

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Security operatives on duty at post “C” at Abdali Border last Friday received two buses bearing Bahraini number plates coming from spiritual sanctuaries in Iraq. They completed procedures for passengers in one of the buses but they did not put necessary stamps on the passports of passengers in the second bus, reports Al-Seyassah daily. A source said the incident was unprecedented, complicated and risky to Kuwaiti security, as Abdali and Nuwaiseeb borders never experienced such a serious security lapse prior to t...

  • VK Sasikala Found Guilty Of Corruption By Supreme Court, Verdict Ends Run For Chief Minister

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI: VK Sasikala has been found guilty of corruption by the Supreme Court and will have to surrender to the police in Chennai so that she can be jailed for four years. This ends her high-decibel and divisive bid to be Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu - she is now barred from contesting an election for the next ten years. At 10:30 am today, two judges of the Supreme Court delivered their ruling separately, but agreed that Ms Sasikala had, in the early 90s, accumulated an illicit fortune. The case was originally pivoted on J Jayalalithaa, th...

  • Have Seen 1,000 Panneerselvams, Says Sasikala, Demanding Governor's Immediate Invite

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

    CHENNAI: VK Sasikala, urging an immediate invitation from Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao to take charge as Chief Minister in place of O Panneerselvam, declared today to a large crowd of supporters in Chennai, "We have seen 1,000 such Panneerselvams....I am not scared." Infusing her speech generously with references to former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, she said, "I was with Amma for more than 30 years and I am used to threats. I used to help her in party work regarding speeches, I never thought of promoting myself...

  • Adapt to situation, closure to continue for 2 years – Official; ‘Ghazali’ traffic chaos irks motorists

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The closure of Ghazali Bridge on Sunday brought traffic to a standstill on several roads leading to the surrounding areas. In a press statement, Director General of the Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash explained that closure of the far end of Ghazali Bridge at the intersections with Jahra Road and Jamal Abdulnasser Road caused the traffic jams. He affirmed the closure is “temporary” to pave way for the completion of Jahra Road Development Pr...

  • Online labor services soon – More nationals ‘private’

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Farwaniya Labor Department of the Public Authority for Manpower Yousef Arti declared that the services related to issuance of work permits and residency transfers from one sponsor to another will soon be available on the government website, reports Aljarida daily. He indicated that this project is aimed to bring an end to the congestion experienced in the labor departments, so that people can carry out their transactions without visiting the labor department. Arti affirmed that legal actions will be taken agains...

  • Indian Embassy participates in ‘Hala February’ festival

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

    HALA FESTIVAL was inaugurated on Feb 10, 2017 with much zeal and enthusiasm at Salem Al-Mubarak Street, Salmiya. Hala Festival is being annually organized in Kuwait since February 1999, mainly to promote tourism and culture. The Festival offers arts, sports, live carnival shows, entertainment events and display of vintage vehicles & motorbikes during the month. Kuwaiti Ministries, Government institutions and some Embassies had put up their stalls during the event. Indian Embassy also participated in the Opening Ceremony. The Indi...

  • Al-Roudan picks up sport portfolio

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Parliamentary Youth and Sports Committee Member MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subaiei has expressed satisfaction over the appointment of Commerce and Industry Minister Khalid Al-Roudan as acting State Minister for Youth Affairs. In a statement to the press after the committee meeting on Sunday, the lawmaker pointed out, “Al-Roudan came with a new breath, unlike the former minister who admitted there was no vision.” While pointing out that the new minister needs time to address sports issues, Al-Subaiei unveiled his plan to prese...

  • MoE looks to suspend French course at university, PAAET – Linguistic skills weak

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Amid reports that graduates did not meet the required linguistic skill criteria, Kuwait’s Ministry of Education is looking into suspending the teaching of French language in Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, says Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting a ministry source added the program must be evaluated carefully and then restructured in an integrated manner in order to remedy the existing problems in the curriculum, particularly as the graduation of weak teachers will reflect ne...

  • India Successfully Test-Fires Star Wars-Type Interceptor Missile

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017
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    BHUBANESWAR:  India today successfully tested a Star Wars-type interceptor missile that can hit an incoming ballistic missile, achieving a significant milestone in the direction of developing a two-layered Ballistic Missile Defence system. The interceptor was launched from Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) off Odisha coast at 8 am this morning. "PDV (Prithvi Defence Vehicle) mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude above 50 km of earth's atmosphere. Both, the PDV interceptor and the ...

  • Kuwaiti doctors express content for treating Syrian refugees in Turkey

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017

    HATAY, Turkey (KUNA) -- Members of the Kuwaiti humanitarian medical team on Saturday expressed their pride for providing and conducting surgical operations to the injured and wounded Syrian refugees at Emel hospital in the town of Reyhani in Hatay, south of Turkey. Consultant and Urologist Dr. Faisal Al-Hajri told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that he was happy to participate in this humanitarian trip and raise the name of Kuwait high. He added that this was the fifth visit to Emel hospital, which contributed to the establishment of frie...

  • UK renewed commitment to security, stability of Kuwait - Al-Jarallah

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017

    LONDON (KUNA) -- The United Kingdom renewed its utter commitment to the security and stability of the State of Kuwait as well as the Arabian Gulf in general, said a senior Kuwaiti diplomat Saturday. This remark was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah after his meeting in the Kuwaiti Embassy with British Minister of State for Middle East and Africa Tobias Ellwood. Al-Jarallah told KUNA that the British minister clearly explained the kingdom's stance and support to the State of Kuwait, which echoed similar statements...

  • Free smartphones, Rs.1000 per month for poor, farm loan waiver: Congress-SP’s 10 commitments

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017
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    Seeking to win over 300 of the 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday jointly released ten commitments on which their alliance will work on coming to power. The two leaders at a press conference released the commitments, which include major promises made by the two parties to the people of the State in their manifestos. The list of commitments include distribution of free smartphones to youth, employment guarantee through skill development to ...

  • ‘World’s heaviest’ woman arrives in Mumbai for weight loss treatment

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017
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    Thirty-six-year-old Egyptian woman who is known to be the world’s heaviest, arrived in Mumbai early on Saturday. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, who weighs 500 kgs, travelled for over five hours from Alexandria city to Mumbai, her first outing in 25 years. Ms Ahmed landed in the international airport at around 3.05 am and was taken out from the cargo gate in a goods truck specially modified for her. She is in the city for a weight loss surgery to be conducted by Dr Muffazal Lakdawala at the Saifee Hospital in Charni Road. Ms. Ahmed travelle...

  • IndiGo Passenger Opens Emergency Chute At Mumbai Airport, 1 Injured

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017
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    MUMBAI: A passenger of an IndiGo flight opened an emergency exit of the plane just before take-off at the Mumbai airport this morning, sparking a security scare. The person sitting next to him was injured. An FIR or police complaint has been filed against the passenger and he has been accused of a "major security breach" on the Mumbai-Chandigarh flight. The plane was taxiing on the runway around 11 am when the passenger on the seat 12-C reportedly forced open the emergency door, rolling out the inflated chutes meant for qui...

  • First Invite to Sasikala, Assures Governor, But After Diligence: Sources

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017
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    CHENNAI: At his 15-minute meeting with Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Thursday evening, O Panneerselvam asked for five days to gather support of AIADMK legislators, who, he has alleged, are being held "captive" by the camp led by VK Sasikala, the close companion of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa who now heads the ruling party. Mr Panneerselvam, who holds charge as interim chief minister after his resignation was accepted earlier this week, has requested the Governor to ask him, instead of VK Sasikala to prove majorit...

  • Jawan 'Missing', Family Alleges In Court. BSF Produces Phone Call Records

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Border Security Force (BSF) constable Tej Bahadur Yadav who posted a video on Facebook alleging that almost inedible food is served to soldiers at the frontlines, is missing, his wife has told the Delhi High Court, which today agreed to an urgent hearing on her petition. Sharmila Yadav alleges that the family has not been able to contact him for three days and the BSF has not responded to two letters asking about him. "His wife talked to him last on February 7. We have been calling him on his mobile number but it goes...

  • Kuwait bank e-networks safe: CBK – Special team examining ‘situation’

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait Dr Mohammad Al-Hashel re-affirmed on Thursday that banking accounts are well protected and secured. There has been no “illegitimate entries into the accounts of the Kuwaiti banks; except for the Commercial Bank of Kuwait where there have been very limited entries,” he said in a statement on Thursday, responding to some social media reports. The CBK is coordinating with the Commercial Bank and other local banks to contain the irregular act and ensure sound status of the bank...

  • ‘No burial fees’ – KD30 fee for the shroud

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Funeral Affairs Department at Kuwait Municipality Faisal Al-Awadhi has affirmed that there are no fees for burying the deceased in the country’s graveyards, clarifying the KD30 fee for the shroud is optional, not mandatory, reports Arab Times daily. Al-Awadhi pointed out the graveyards have huge capacity and are wide enough for the next 50 years with Jahra Graveyard having a capacity for 100 years from now. He disclosed the most common burial site is Sulaibikhat graveyard. He reiterated the shroud that the...

  • MoI takes necessary steps as ‘Hala Feb’ begins today

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Interior has been taking all measures to prepare for the 18th Hala February festivities which will kickstart on Friday, Feb 10. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security explained that Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah has given firm instructions to dedicate efforts of all departments of the ministry for facilitating the festivities and ensuring public security. Implementation of these directives is be...

  • ‘No rains, no desert truffles’ – Kuwaitis deprived of delicacy

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Scarcity of rains this winter season, which has been the most extreme ever experienced in Kuwait, has deprived the people of Kuwait of local desert truffles to the extent that Kuwaiti, Saudi and Iraqi desert truffles are nowhere to be seen in the truffle market currently, which is the season for truffles, reports Arab Times daily. Traders grieved over lack of rain this year, which has led to shortage of local truffles in the market especially those imported from Saudi Arabia which is the favorite among the local consumers. ...

  • 95,665 Indians Brought Back In Last Two Years: Government

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  As many as 95,665 Indian nationals have been brought back from countries affected by war, internal strife, natural disasters as also due to economic slowdown in the Gulf region during the last two years, Lok Sabha was told today. Asserting that the government has accorded the highest priority to ensure the safety and well-being of Indian nationals abroad, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said that during the last two years, the government has undertaken evacuation of Indian nationals from countries  ...

  • ‘Kuwaitis must exceed expats, fix lopsided population count’ – Need to improve business mood: panel

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : MP Osama Al-Shaheen has forwarded questions to Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subeih on the lopsided population structure issue. He pointed out the issue has been causing economic, social and security problems; indicating the successive governments included the issue in their work programs without yielding desired results. He asked the minister about plans to ensure diversity of non- Kuwaitis residing in the country; number of citizens, expatriates and Bedouns for the years ...

  • Valid residence ‘Iqama’ must for burial

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Member of the Municipal Council Dr Hassan Kamal supports the proposed service fee for the burial of expatriates in Kuwait, reports Arab Times daily. The lawmaker said the proposal is acceptable, especially as a small amount will be charged for the service and does not include the sale of the final resting place. He added the deceased person should be a valid residency holder and the fee can be collected through the sale of stamps. He added the reason behind the proposed burial fee is to improve the service and hire laborers...

  • MoH defends nationwide vaccination campaign – ‘Vaccines are safe’

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY  (KUNA): The Ministry of Health has defended the nationwide Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) and the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination campaign, and dismissed rumors about the safety of used vaccines. The vaccination is crucial for the health of the society and Kuwait is the last Gulf country to launch a nationwide vaccination campaign, MoH Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Dr Majeda Al-Qattan said in a joint press conference with several ministry officials to discuss the importance of the vaccination ca...

  • “Made in India Exhibition” on Saturday, 18 February 2017 at Al Dana Ball Room

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

    Indian Embassy is organizing a “Made in India Exhibition” on Saturday, 18 February 2017 from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm at Al Dana Ball Room, Hotel Holiday Inn, Salmiya.  The Exhibition will showcase several products manufactured in India. During this Exhibition, a wide variety of Indian products ranging from tyres, motorbikes, trucks, buses, security solutions, batteries, fans, induction cooker, grills, rice cookers, mixies, television, air compressors, etc., will be on display.  Companies dealing in 30 Indian reputed bra...

  • MEW will fix loopholes recorded during trial phase of smart meters

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) will rectify all loopholes recorded during the experimental phase of the installation of smart meters about a year ago to check their efficiency and capacity to manage demand for electricity, reports Arab Times daily quoting informed sources. Sources affirmed the ministry will put into consideration the issue of providing prepaid cards round the clock in accordance with the terms and conditions of an agreement with a company in charge of the infrastructure for this project. Source...

  • World Bank cautious govt against backing down – Per capita income of Kuwaitis drops

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The issue of financial and economic reform raised by the government in March 2016 resurfaced again to become the prime issue causing disagreement and prompting deliberations at the joint meeting held by the Parliamentary Finance Committee and the delegation of World Bank financial experts and officials. According to projection of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), individual share of citizens from the local production (GDP), which was KD 7,700, has dropped to almost KD 5,000. World Bank has cautioned against the gov...

  • Aircraft's Lavatory Waste Disposed On Ground, Not In Air: Centre

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  There is no switch or system available in aircraft to dispose the lavatory waste during flight and it can only be dispensed off on ground during its servicing, the government said on Tuesday. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Rajya Sabha that the government has taken note of the menace of human waste excreta being splattered on houses/residences/ colonies near airports by aircraft while landing across the country. National Green Tribunal, in a ruling last year, had slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on...

  • Law academy strike ends as management accedes to students' demands

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 29-day long strike at Kerala Law Academy Law College here ended on Wednesday as the management declared that principal Lekshmi Nair has been removed from the post. The management agreed to appoint a new principal with all required qualification soon. Representatives of the management and students signed an agreement in this regard at a meeting called by the education minister in his chamber. As per the agreement, the government will interfere if the college management backtracks on its promise. Classes wil...

  • Cash Limit Upped To Rs. 50,000 Per Week From Feb 20, Limits End Mid-March

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Starting February 20, you can withdraw upto Rs. 50,000 per week from your savings account, the Reserve Bank of India said today, adding that from March 13, all caps on access to cash will end. For now, the withdrawal per week for every savings account cannot exceed Rs. 24,000. Any money you pull out using an ATM machine counts towards this. Restricted access to cash was announced on November 8 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he disclosed that within hours, 500- and 1,000-rupee notes would be abolished. People we...

  • Employment of expat staff in co-op to be suspended

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies (UCCS) Chairman Dr Saad Al-Shibo has disclosed the new move by cooperative societies to suspend employment of expatriates and prioritize citizens under the supervision of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor (MOSAL). Al-Shibo made the announcement after the meeting of the committee tasked to explore procedures for employing citizens in cooperative societies with the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP), UCCS, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAA...

  • Vacancies in teaching jobs for GCC nationals, Bedouns, expats – ‘Local contract’ for academic year 2017/2018

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Public Education at Ministry of Education Fatmah Al- Kandari has issued a statement to announce that the online tests for supervisory positions for academic year 2016/2017 will be held from Sunday, Feb 19 to Thursday, Feb 23. She explained that the tests are for positions of school manager, head of department and technical supervisor. It will be held in two shifts — morning and evening inside the ministry’s training centers in Jabriya and Farwaniya area. The online tests for heads of...

  • Social activist Kailash Satyarthi's Delhi home burgled, Nobel Prize stolen; case registered, hunt for suspects on

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017
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    New Delhi: Noted social activist Kailash Satyarthi's home was burgled by some unidentified intruders in the wee hours on Tuesday. According to initial reports, several valuables belonging to Satyarthi, including the replica of his Nobel Prize, has been stolen from his home. The original has been kept at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as per protocol. Delhi Police, which has registered an FIR under Section 380 (house theft) of the IPC, suspects that the burglars were aware of the Nobel and mistook it for the original. However, it ...

  • Fire hits new performing arts center – No injuries

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : A fire that ripped through the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center in Kuwait City has been brought under control, an Amiri Diwan official said on Monday. Firefighters have been able to respond promptly and effectively when the fire broke out as a result of construction work, head of the Amiri Diwan’s Financial and Administrative Affairs Abdulaziz Ishaq noted. Moreover, Ishaq, who also heads the committee in charge of the cultural center, added that the building was completely evacuated at the time of the blaze, which on...

  • ‘No complaint received on delays in payment of salaries to expats’ – IOM says has confidence in MoSAL

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kuwait Eman Erekat revealed that the organization has not received any complaints concerning delays in payment of salaries to expatriates in some companies, reports Aljarida daily. She affirmed that Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and the Public Authority for Manpower have a mechanism for receiving complaints, stressing, “We have confidence in the keenness and dedication of the ministry concerning the labor rights”. Erekat said this in response t...

  • Europe can’t host huge number of refugees, says Graber-Kitarovic

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Croatian President Kolinda Graber- Kitarovic Monday said world should understand Europe did not have full resources to host huge number of refugees, thus forcing some countries to close their borders. “Countries of the world should understand that Europe does not have all necessary capabilities to help everybody, which force some European countries to close their doors in face of refugees,” she said. She attributed this action to these countries’ “inability to provide decent living conditions&rdquo...

  • ‘Interior’ says MoE can hire teachers with Palestinian passports

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry has forwarded a letter to its education counterpart allowing the latter to hire teachers with Palestinian passports, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoted the Interior Ministry as saying in its letter, “Following the decision of the deputy premier and interior minister in October last year to treat Palestinians holding Palestinian passports like all other Arab residents with Arab passports and to allow them to bring their wives and children to the country, there is no objection to the Ministry o...

  • Diverse reasons for companies’ failure to disclose status on time

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): A number of companies enlisted by Boursa Kuwait have abstained from publicizing their financial statements to benefit from the annual grace period ending on March 31 and await accomplishing such task by subsidiary and sisterly firms. Suleiman Al-Wugayyan, board member in Sorooh Investment Company, attributed the issue, in remarks to KUNA, to other causes such as companies’ engagement in collecting data from the subsidiaries and lack of enough numbers of staff at audit bureaus. Companies’ failing to report thei...

  • Court rejects swift reimposition of ban

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The travel ban imposed by Executive Order 13769 “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals” has been suspended, says a notice from the US embassy in Kuwait. Please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/ travel/en/news/important-announcement.html for more information. The US Embassy is resuming visa appointment scheduling and processing through standard procedures and channels for persons who had been affected by the Executive Order. The Consular Section of the US Embassy in Kuwait City is...

  • Several expat teachers issue statement after MP criticism - ‘Entire academic process based on several factors’

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Several expatriate teachers in the public schools of Kuwait have issued a strongly-worded press statement in response to the statement made by MP Safa Al-Hashim, who had accused expatriate teachers, especially teachers from Egypt, of being the reason behind the low academic performance in Kuwait. In the statement, which contained ten explanatory points, the teachers stressed that MP Al-Hashim, in the past few weeks, has been “hurting the ears and feelings of the expatriates living in this country — hard working e...

  • Citizens to be given opportunity to subscribe in projects worth billions

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh says his ministry usually carries out comprehensive review of the economic and financial reform document in order to expand estimation indexes, follow up the level of accomplishment and hold the underperformers accountable, reports Al- Anba daily. In an interview with the daily, the minister explained that proceeding with the procedures of the economic and financial reform document requires enactment of laws which need the approval of the parliament. The new amendme...

  • Overseas treatment time for chronic disease hiked

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has extended the period within which Kuwaitis receive treatment overseas for cancer, chronic pediatric disease, organ transplant, and complicated surgeries from three to six months. Dr Al-Harbi declared this recently while patronizing the Oral Cancer Awareness Day held at 360 Mall. The event was organized by the Cancer Aware Committee (CAN) and Kuwait Dental Association. He declared the Kuwaiti health offices abroad now have prerogative over extending period of treatment without necessari...

  • After Threats, Activist Bela Bhatia Moved To Government Home, Gets Security

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017
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    JAGDALPUR:  Activist Bela Bhatia, who was attacked and threatened at her home in Chhattisgarh's Bastar last month, has been moved to a government home in Chhattisgarh's Jagdalpur and provided security by the state police.  Ms Bhatia had been threatened by some 30 men who allegedly barged into her home and gave her 24 hours to leave. Ms Bhatia, a researcher and social activist, was allegedly told by the goons that she would be killed and her home would be burnt down if she didn't leave immediately. The attacks ca...

  • Pakistan Thanks India For Reuniting 5-Year-Old Boy With Mother

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017
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    ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan has thanked India for its cooperation in reuniting a five-year-old boy with his Pakistani mother nearly a year after he was 'deceitfully' taken to India by his father. "We are thankful to Indian authorities for their cooperation in this humanitarian matter," Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit tweeted. The boy, Iftikhar Ahmed, was yesterday handed over to Pakistan Rangers by Indian authorities at Wagah where his mother was waiting for him for several hours. "I am ...

  • Sasikala Natarajan To Take Over As Chief Minister? AIADMK Meet Tomorrow

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017
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    CHENNAI: The ruling AIADMK has summoned its legislators to the party office in Chennai on Sunday and no agenda for the meeting has been announced, sparking speculation that the party may replace Chief Minister O Panneerselvam with General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan. Ms Natarajan is not an elected member of the assembly but her take over as chief minister is seen as a given ever since she took charge as party chief in place of Ms Jayalalithaa, who had held both posts till her death in December. Top leaders of the party have been dem...

  • Al-Bishtakhta: a topnotch audio entertainment system in old Kuwait

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

    KUWAIT: While high-fidelity systems rule supreme over how people enjoy music nowadays, ‘Al-Bishtakhta’ – a name given by Kuwaitis to the phonograph – was the mainstay of audio entertainment in the old days. Historians in Kuwait differed on the origin of the word Al-Bishtakhta with some saying that it originated from the Hindi language. But the most compelling argument was that the word was derived from the English word pickup. In any case, the Bishtakhta was created by prolific American inventor and businessman Thomas...

  • Kuwait-Cartucho cycling name unveiled in Spain

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

    MADRID  (KUNA) -- Chairman of Kuwait Cycling Committee Abdullah Al-Shemmeri announced Saturday a new Kuwait-Spanish cycling team, to be named Kuwait-Cartucho, aimed at competing in international tournaments. Al-Shemmeri, founder of Massi-Kuwaiti Cycling Project, said Kuwait-Cartucho would include Kuwaiti cyclists to compete in under the Kuwaiti flag. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Shemmeri said the 16-cyclist team included five Kuwaitis, three Spaniards, an Italian, as well as other cyclists from Argentina, Morocco, and South Africa. ...

  • Flag-hoisting ceremony signals start of Kuwait national celebrations of 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

    KUWAIT: In a big ceremony attended by a plethora of cabinet ministers, state officials, public figures and ordinary people, Minister of Information Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah on Thursday raised Kuwaiti flag over Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center to signal the start of national cerebrations of 2017. Speaking on the sideline of the ceremony, Sheikh Salman, also minister of state for youth affairs and president of the standing committee of national celebrations, stated the flag-hoisting ceremony mixes heritage with moderat...

  • His Highness the Amir congratulates Sri Lanka on nat'l day

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Saturday to Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, 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. ...

  • Kuwait marks World Cancer Day Feb 4

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Despite progress in medical care, people around the globe still suffer from the menacing shadow of cancer, a disease which claimed millions of lives. Marking the annual World Cancer Day on February fourth, Kuwait is keen on playing its part in spreading awareness regarding the fatal illness, showcasing global commitment to the fight against cancer. Speaking to KUNA about the annual event, Director of Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCI) Dr. Ahmad Al-Awadhi revealed that the disease was second to heart attacks in...

  • Kuwait oil price up USD 1.26 to USD 52.87 pb

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by USD 1.26 to USD 52.87 per barrel Thursday in contrast with USD 51.61 pb Wednesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday. At the global market, the price of oil went down on the backdrop of tension between the US and Iran over Tehran's ballistic missile test. The price of the Brent Crude was down by 24 cents to USD 56.56 per barrel, the same case with the West Texas Intermediate which was at USD 53.54 pb. ...

  • National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    Supreme Court of India in its verdict of 9th May, 2015, has ruled that students will be able to get admission to MBBS/BDS studies in India only through National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Government of India has accordingly made amendments to Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 and the Dentist Act, 1948 prescribing a uniform entrance examination for admission to MBBS/BDS courses, including for foreign students beginning academic year 2017-2018.  This year the NEET examination will be held on 7th May, 2017 in about 1500 examinati...

  • E Ahamed's Family Ill-Treated, Says Congress Notice For Discussion In Lok Sabha

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    NEW DELHI:  Opposition protests over what it alleges was poor treatment of Lok Sabha lawmaker E Ahamed's family in the hospital where he died, led to the first disruption today in the budget session of parliament.. The Congress has put in notice for a discussion in the Lok Sabha. Mr Ahamed, a former union minister, died of a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, hours after he collapsed in parliament during President Pranab Mukherjee's address at the start of the budget session. The Congress alleges that his family was not allowed ...

  • Fire Reported From Accounts Office In Rashtrapati Bhavan, Situation Under Control

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A fire broke out in the accounts branch of Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday morning which was doused within minutes. No casualty has been reported. News Agency PTI quoted an official from the Delhi Fire Services as saying that a call was received today at 8.45 am about a fire. Six fire brigade trucks were rushed to the sport and the fire was doused within 10 minutes. An inverter, a chair and a table were gutted in the fire. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a short-circuit and further probe is underway, the fire o...

  • Notes Ban: Government Spent Rs. 94 Crores On Ads To Popularise E-Payments

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Nearly Rs. 94 crore has been spent by the government for spreading awareness about digital payments and popularising less-cash economy post demonetisation, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rahtore also said that till date, the DAVP has paid over Rs. 14.95 crore for advertisements released between November 9, 2016 -- a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced scrapping of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 denomination notes -- and January 25. &q...

  • Al-Hashim reiterates intention to call for imposing taxes on expats

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Safa Al-Hashim affirmed her intention to call for imposing taxes on expatriates, revealing that she will present a proposal in this regard, reports Arab Times daily. Indicating that such a step has been taken in the United Arab Emirates, she said imposing taxes on expatriates is not just words but is linked with solutions to the current problem of population imbalance in the country. MP Al-Hashim insisted that the current ratio of 1:3 of Kuwaitis versus expatriates is dangerous and will increase the burden on the infrast...

  • Expat health insurance disputes ‘solved’: MoH

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY  (KUNA): Recent disputes faced at the health insurance centers have been sorted out in efforts to boost healthcare services in the country, an official in the Ministry of Health (MoH) said on Thursday. In a statement to the press after inspecting various health insurance centers, the MoH’s Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Dr Mahmoud Al-Abdulhadi said that the ministry has conducted a study to facilitate expatriates’ access to health insurance. On Dec 18, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi anno...

  • Kuwait bans Egyptian film

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chairman and CEO of the International Film Distribution Co Hisham Al- Ghanim said the Egyptian film titled ‘Maulana’ has been banned in Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) citing censorship reasons, reports Annahar daily. Speaking to the daily, Al- Ghanim pointed out the film is about the Sunni and Shiite sects. He added the film is expected to receive the same treatment in Qatar and Oman. The film discusses the relationship of an influential cleric identified as Sheik Hatem Al- Shenawi with the mass m...

  • ‘Temporary ban not answer’ – Provide jobs: Philippine bishop

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Bishop Ruperto Santos of Balanga, a Catholic bishop, has urged the Philippine Labor Department to reconsider its plan to stop sending Filipino domestic helpers to Kuwait due to reports of abuses by employers. A report published Thursday on www.ucanews.com quoted Bishop Santos, who currently heads the bishops’ Commission for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People, as saying that the government should instead fulfill its promise to provide alternative or permanent jobs to all Filipinos so that they will not ...

  • Govt, Assembly must find ways to root out corruption – Kuwait slips eight points on graft index

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “The worst kind of danger prevalent in the country is that corruption has become a matter of prestige to such an extent that some people even brag about it”, reports Al-Rai daily quoting the General Coordinator of Kuwait Progressive Movement (KPM) Anwar Al-Fikri. During a seminar titled “Why has Kuwait become more corrupt?” organized by KPM, Al- Fikri said, “Nowadays, we are bringing up our generations in an atmosphere filled with corruption. This is more of a moral problem than a political issue&r...

  • Kerala Medical College student set on fire by jilted lover in classroom

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017

    Kochi: A 20-year-old girl was set on fire in full view of other students at a medical college in Kerala's Kottayam on Wednesday by her alleged jilted lover. After setting the girl on fire, the assailant then set himself on fire too. Both the victim and the accused suffered serious burn injuries and died in hospital. Two other students who had tried to save the girl, were also seriously injured in the incident. They are currently undergoing treatment in the hospital. The horrific incident took place in front of a handful of st...

  • India Signs Agreement With World Bank To Improve Technical Education

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India has signed a $201.50 million financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the quality of technical education in the country. "Financing agreement for credit of $201.50 million for the 'Third Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP III)' was signed with the World Bank here on Tuesday," the Finance Ministry said in a statement. The project aims at improving quality and equity in engineering institutes in the states and take initiatives to strengthen sector governance and p...

  • Boy deprived of help after accident dies, bystanders click pics

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017
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    Anwar Ali (15), cyclist, died after being knocked down by a State Road Transport bus in Koppal town on Wednesday on not getting the ‘golden hour’ treatment. Though a large number of people gathered at the spot none of them came forward to shift him to hospital. The onlookers, according to eye-witnesses, were recording the accident on their mobile. Even before the ambulance came, Ali had breathed his last, due to profuse bleeding. The video footage that has now gone viral shows the victim lying in a pool of blood crying fo...

  • 43 Of 107 Budget Proposals Were Implemented Last Year: Finance Ministry

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Of the 107 social schemes and welfare programmes announced in the Union Budget for 2016-17, 43 were implemented and 4 partially implemented by the ministries concerned, work on 59 was in progress while one was dropped, said the Finance Ministry on Wednesday. "In view of implementation of GST, there will be a separate set of Appellate Tribunals operating. With the approval of the Finance Minister (Arun Jaitley), it has been decided to drop the proposal to create 11 new benches of Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appel...

  • New escalation in Filipino maids crisis; abuse on rise

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In a new escalation to the issue of Filipino workers in Kuwait, Chairperson of Labor, and Human Resources Development Committee in the Philippines Parliament J. Flaniova claimed that there is a huge number of cases of abuse of Filipino workers in Kuwait and urged the Philippine government to speed up the process of putting on hold the recruitment of Filipina household workers to Kuwait, reports Arab Times daily. Flaniova, said in a press statement, that he had received numerous reports of abuses of Filipino workers in Kuwai...

  • Ministry intends to restart aid to Kuwaiti women wed to expats – Hike in health insurance after 2 yrs

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that the ministry intends to restart disbursing social aid to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, reports Aljarida daily. It is worth mentioning that disbursement of social aid for all Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis was suspended in last phase. Al-Sabeeh stressed that Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis are excluded from the condition of mental disability and that only the physical disability will be taken into ...

  • PAHW ‘anticipates’ 1,325 jobs to be filled by Kuwaiti nationals – Awqaf to train imams, muezzins from Europe

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Housing Welfare anticipates the number of vacancies to be filled by Kuwaitis in general positions by the end of this year will reach 1,325, costing KD 5.849 million, indicating that the current 27 vacancies will be filled in March, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to a report released by the authority, ten available senior-level positions will gulp up to KD 76,000 in the form of salaries. This is in addition to another 13 support jobs that will consume KD 20,000. The authority is in need of 42 engineer...

  • Fraud fee charges by Kuwait Embassy

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017

    Some unscrupulous agents are duping members of Indian community in Kuwait by extorting money from Indian nationals/students/professionals who have submitted their educational/professional certificates/degrees for attestation/verification through local authorities/Embassy of Kuwait in New Delhi. Further, these agents faking as representatives of Embassy of Kuwait, New Delhi are asking those who contact them to deposit big amount of Indian Rupees to the under-mentioned bank account towards mandatory attestation fee charged by concerned Ind...

  • Dreamliner to land in Kochi today

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017

    New Delhi: Government-owned Air India's first Dreamliner service to Kerala would fly on the New Delhi-Kochi-Dubai route from Wednesday. "Air India will operate its first Dreamliner service on New Delhi-Dubai route via Kochi, commencing February 1," a statement by the airline said. This would be its second Dreamliner service to the Gulf. The airline has been operating Boeing 787-800 dreamliner services between New Delhi and Dubai since 2012. The new flight will give a fillip to the growing ties between the UAE an...

  • Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017
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    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the Union Budget 2017, on Wednesday announced that government will widen the availability of essential drugs across India. The minister also said that the government will reduce the cost of life saving drugs. In a bid to enhance the medical education in the country, Jaitley announced setting up of two new All India Institute of Medical Sciences​ (AIIMS) in the states of Gujarat and Jharkhand, while also adding that 25000 post graduate seats will be created in medicine. ...

  • E Ahamed passes away after cardiac arrest in Parliament; House to be adjourned on Thursday

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017
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    New Delhi: Former Union minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader E Ahamed passed away early Wednesday after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. The senior Kerala MP had collapsed in Parliament's Central Hall yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences in a message posted on Twitter. Describing  Ahamed as a veteran political leader who served the nation with great diligence, the PM said the IUML president's role in deepening India's ties with West Asia was notable. Ahamed's death...

  • ‘Queues’ at health insurance centers

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Long queues of expatriates in front of health insurance centers are still witnessed, under the silence of Ministry of Health in clarifying the rumors, either by denial or confirmation, about the increase in annual health insurance charges to KD 130, reports Arab Times daily. Expatriates who are seeking to obtain health insurance at KD 50 have been crowding in front of health insurance centers before daybreak with their blankets in order to stand in the queues and ensure they are able to carry out their transactions on the s...

  • Sheikh Salman faces ‘no-confidence’ – Debate Feb 8

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The National Assembly on Tuesday debated on the interpellation motion against Information Minister and State Minister for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. At the end of the deliberation on the grilling request, the no-confidence motion was presented. However, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim announced that the no-confidence motion will be debated on Feb 8, 2017. MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabaei, Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie and Abdulwahab Al-Babtain had earlier submitted the motion in accordance with Ar...

  • US envoy lauds Kuwait for building expats shelter

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman has commended the efforts exerted by Kuwait to help expatriate workers through the shelter established for those having problems with their sponsors to stay until they are ready to leave the country after obtaining all their rights and financial benefits. Ambassador Silverman spoke to the media following his visit to the shelter for expatriates in Jleeb Al Shuyoukh accompanied by Director of the Center Falah Al-Mutairi who gave a presentation of the role played by the shelter. He p...

  • Domestic workers ban will have no effect on Kuwait – MoI to endorse new regulations

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Security sources have played down the effects of the decision taken by the Philippines to ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait in reaction to the execution of a Filipina domestic worker who was convicted of murdering her employer’s daughter, reports Arab Times daily. They stressed that Kuwait will not be affected by any country’s decision to ban their citizens from travelling to this country, adding that such decisions will also not affect the supply of domestic workers. In this regard, the sources indicat...

  • Many absent in surprise border post raid

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Monitoring and Inspection Department at Ministry of Interior Major General Mohammad Ali Al-Enezi, accompanied by several officials from the ministry, carried out a field inspection at Nuwaiseeb border checkpoint to follow up the procedures of arrivals, the work mechanism and the services provided there. According to a press release issued by Ministry of Interior, the visit revealed cases of absenteeism among a number of employees. Major General Al- Enezi submitted several recommendations to improve the f...

  • Free Wi-Fi from Mubarakiya stretching to entire country

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Wireless Mobile Data Company (WiMD) is getting ready to launch its free Wi-fi service in Kuwait, starting with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, after which it will launch the service in other areas of the country. The project is considered to be the first of its kind provided by the Public Authority for Communications in coordination with the private sector, reports Aljarida daily. In an interview with the daily, the board member of B.Global Group Ahmad Al- Omani and its Chairman Meshal Al-Ibrahim spoke about the project and its...

  • India Fastest Growing Economy Under PM Narendra Modi, Says BJP

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Rejecting Congress' charge that the economy is not doing well, the BJP today said India has become the fastest growing major economy under the leadership of Narendra Modi and the current account deficit will be eliminated in the next few months. India has evolved as an oasis of economic growth stability and opportunity in the world under Modi government from one of the most fragile economies during the Congress regime, senior BJP leader and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in New Delhi. Addressing media at the BJ...

  • Mahatma Gandhi Remembered On 69th Death Anniversary

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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    CAIRO:  The 69th death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was observed at a special event organised by the Indian embassy in Cairo. The Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture (MACIC), which comes under the cultural wing of the Indian embassy observed the death anniversary of Gandhi who was assassinated on January 30, 1948. India's Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya shared a few anecdotes about Gandhi's life and how he influenced some of the world's greatest leaders. "Gandhi's presence continues to be fe...

  • Relationship With India Will Continue To Be Stronger: White House

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The relationship between the US and India will continue to grow stronger under President Donald Trump, a top White House official has said. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comment came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the new US President had a telephonic conversation last week. Mr Spicer said that the two leaders had "a great conversation" last week. "They had a great conversation the other day and the relationship between the two countries will continue to grow stronger in this count...

  • USD stable against Dinar at KD 0.305, EURO up 0.327

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The rate of the US Dollar against the Kuwaiti Dinar stable at KD 0.305, while the EURO went up to KD 0.327, compared to yesterday prices, the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) said Monday. According to the CBK, the Sterling Pound stable at KD 0.383, also the Swiss Franc was stable KD 0.305. The Japanese Yen stood firm at KD 0.002. ...

  • Kuwait Bourse ends trading Monday's in red zone

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Trading at Kuwait Bourse Monday ended in the red zone with the benchmark down by 104.13 points to settle at 6,839.11 points. The weighted index reached 4.77 points to stand at 429.63 points, as well as KSX 15 going down by 12.93 points to stand at 993.24 points. The value of shares were KD 66,846,202.486 with the volume reaching 656,069,243 shares done through 12,063 deals. ...

  • Over 2/3 of expats earn less than KD 180/month – Tax on money transfer opposed

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Recent data released from the Central Statistics Bureau revealed that more than two-thirds of the expatriate workers, which constitute about 59.29 percent of all the expatriates in the country, earn less than KD 180 per month. The data indicated 24.2 percent of the expatriates earn monthly salary of KD 180 – KD 360 while those who receive monthly salary of KD 360 and above form 16.51 percent of the expatriate population. In the private sector, 1.52 percent of expatriates earn less than KD 60 per month, 43.19 perce...

  • Manila plans on a temporary ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Philippines’s Ministry of Labor is planning to temporarily ban sending domestic workers to Kuwait in the wake of the execution of a Filipina woman, identified as Jakatia Pawa, who was accused of killing her sponsor’s daughter, reports Arab Times daily quoting a press release that was published in newspapers in the Philippines. According to the new report, the release issued by the Minister of Labor Silvestre Bello stated that the ministry will coordinate with the relevant authorities in order to enforce such a b...

  • Flag-hoisting events mark HH Amir’s ascension to power, nat’l festivities – Ceremonies held across all six governorates

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : All six governorates of Kuwait held flag-hoisting ceremonies to celebrate the 11th anniversary of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s ascension to power, and mark the launch of celebrations of National Days on the occasion of the 56th Independence Day and 26th Liberation Day of Kuwait. During the ceremony in Capital Governorate, Rtd Lieutenant General Thabet Al-Muhanna affirmed that the hoisting of Kuwaiti flag symbolizes unity and strength. He stressed that it coincides beautifully w...

  • Exams are festivals, smile more & score more: Modi to students in Mann Ki Baat

    Posted on : Sunday 29th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: Observing that examinations were a big reason of stress for students and parents alike, prime minister Narendra Modi Sunday called for considering exams as a festival. "Exams are a very big reason of stress equally for students, parents and teachers. I feel we need to come out of this," said Modi in his radio talk 'Mann Ki Baat'. "Exams should be an occasion for happiness. For some, exam is a pleasure but for most it is pressure. It is for you to chose between pleasure and pressure. "Those w...

  • CIA assessed Rajiv Gandhi assassination 5 years before he was killed!

    Posted on : Sunday 29th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: Five years before Rajiv Gandhi was killed in 1991, the US Central Intelligence Agency had prepared a very detailed and thorough "brief" on what would happen if he is assassinated or makes an "abrupt departure" from the Indian political scene. A 23-page report, titled "India After Rajiv ..." was put out as early as in March 1986 for comments from other senior CIA officials. The "sanitized" report was declassified recently by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The report, whose com...

  • 1,000-Year-Old Ganesh Idol Vandalised By Naxals In Chhattisgarh, Say Police

    Posted on : Sunday 29th of January 2017
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    RAIPUR:  A 1000-year-old idol of Lord Ganesha located atop the densely forested Dholkal mountain in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district was damaged by Naxals, police said on Saturday. The vandalised idol was found at the bottom of the hill, they said. Police suspect involvement of Naxals in vandalising the idol citing that rebels were frustrated with the frequent movement of tourists and devotees to the place. "We have started a probe in the case," Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap t...

  • ‘Expats depature will lead to price hikes, weaken purchasing power of nationals’

    Posted on : Sunday 29th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Economic researcher Muhammad Ramadan has conducted a study on the consequences of an ongoing campaign launched by some MPs targeting expatriates under the pretext of addressing the lopsided population structure issue, reports Arab Times daily. Ramadan argued the expatriates greatly contribute to economic development and they are one of the reasons behind the prosperous lifestyle of citizens. He said statistics shows that there are about four to six domestic workers for every 10 citizens according to the area and standard of ...

  • MoH bound by conditions of contract ‘signed’ with medical insurance firm

    Posted on : Sunday 29th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Health is bound by conditions of a contract it signed with the medical insurance company in charge of issuing medical cards for expatriates until the contract ends on July 27, 2017, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources revealed that Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has informed the company about the plan not to renew the contract anymore, but the ministry is obligated to continue with the current contract in order to avoid fees that might result in terminating the contract before it expires. Sources...

  • MPs present bill to grant amnesty for certain crimes – Draft will be beneficial to about 500 people

    Posted on : Sunday 29th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: MP Adel Al-Damkhi and a number of other lawmakers have presented a bill on granting amnesty to those who committed certain crimes in accordance with Article 75 of the Constitution. Without mentioning the types of crimes covered by the bill, the lawmakers said those who committed certain crimes from 2011 to April 8, 2016 will be pardoned without revealing their identities to the public. Al-Damkhi expressed optimism after raising the issue in the recently concluded meeting with HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sab...

  • PM Narendra Modi To Host Mann Ki Baat Programme Tomorrow

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' programme at 11 am tomorrow. In the monthly radio address, the Prime Minister shares his thoughts with citizens. The programme was initiated with an aim to reach out to people in remote corners of the country. In the past, PM Modi has shared his thoughts on a range of issues including drug addiction, farmers' issues, corruption, worsening sex ratio and has also urged the people to share their ideas for the programme on the MyGov Open Forum. ...

  • Sunanda Pushkar Death Probe: Medical Board Fails To Make Any Conclusion In Report

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The medical board constituted to submit a report on the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, has failed to make any conclusions in its findings submitted to Delhi Police. In its report submitted to the SIT, which is probing the case, the medical board, after studying the findings of FBI and AIIMS said the cause of her death is inconclusive. "The medical board submitted its report a month back and they have failed to give any conclusive results. We have asked them to study the finding...

  • Aadhaar enrolment at 111 crore, fetched Rs 36,144 crore savings: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: Even as the Aadhaar enrolment touched 111 crore on Republic Day, the total savings by the central and state exchequers by deploying it stood at Rs 36,144 crore in two years, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here on Friday. The chunk of the savings came from the government`s Pahal scheme for cooking gas cylinders where money is deposited directly in the consumers` accounts which are linked with Aadhaar. In 2014-15, the government saved Rs 14,672 crore, and in 2015-16, Rs 6,912 crore on account of Pahal scheme. "...

  • Army sets up WhatsApp number for soldiers to post problems to general Bipin Rawat

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: The army has set up a WhatsApp number for its soldiers to post their problems directly to Army chief general Bipin Rawat instead of going to the social media directly. The move came after a series of videos were posted online by personnel from the army, IAF and central police forces regarding various conditions that they work under. The WhatsApp number to register complaints is - +91 9643300008. Officials said that that there is an existing system of grievance redressal within the army which is prompt. "But in cas...

  • 5 Soldiers Feared Trapped After Avalanche Hits Army Patrol In Kupwara District

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    JAMMU:  Five army personnel are trapped after an army patrol was hit by an avalanche today in the Machil sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. The snow tracks they were travelling on caved in due to the excess snow, police said. Rescue operations by the army are underway. The incident comes just days after two avalanches hit a military post and a patrol along the Line of Control or de facto border between India and Pakistan, killing 15. A massive overnight avalanche on Wednesday had buried a military post manned by...

  • Indian-Americans Celebrate Republic Day At US Missions

    Posted on : Friday 27th of January 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Indian Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna paid floral tribute to the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in front of the embassy and unfurled the national flag in the presence of large number of Indian-Americans to celebrate the 68th Republic Day in Washington DC. In his brief address to the gathering, Mr Sarna highlighted India's development and India-US relationship. He also read out the address of President Pranab Mukherjee made on the eve of the Republic Day yesterday. This was followed by singing of patriotic songs by young In...

  • Proposed fuel prices set – Police to manage ‘Health Insurance’ queues

    Posted on : Friday 27th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has proposed increasing fuel prices per liter in February as follows: 120 fils for diesel, 120 fils for kerosene, 125 fils for Premium 91 Octane, 130 fils for Super 95 Octane and 155 fils for Ultra 98 Octane, reports Al-Qabas daily. The company affirmed that the proposed price hike is in line with the approved pricing mechanism. In an official letter, the company explained this step is in accordance with Council of Ministers Decision No. 23 dated Jan 1, 2015 on amending diesel and kerosene...

  • Housing, loans for Kuwaiti women ‘wedded’ to expats

    Posted on : Friday 27th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Committee for Women and Family Affairs declared good news to women who are married to Kuwaitis and divorcees and widows over a solution to their housing problem, pending government’s response to the two proposals submitted to repeal the hike in electricity tariffs and fuel prices amid claims by the parliamentarians that the bill is constitutional and the majority will pass it. Chairman of the committee Saleh Ashour announced reaching an agreement that cleared all obstacles against the ability of women who are marr...

  • Indian Embassy marks 68th Republic Day with traditional enthusiasm, patriotic fervor

    Posted on : Friday 27th of January 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The 68th Republic Day of India was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm and patriotic fervor in Kuwait at the Embassy premises by unfurling of the National tri-colour Flag by Ambassador Sunil Jain. More than 4,000 Indian nationals participated with great joy and enthusiasm. After singing of National Anthem and the reading out the message of the Honorable Rashtrarpatiji by ambassador, several patriotic songs were sung on this joyous occasion. The performances of the Bohra Band held everyone spellbound. The highlight of...

  • Republic Day 2017: UAE Soldiers Lead March At Parade On Rajpath

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of January 2017

    NEW DELHI:  As India celebrated its 68th Republic Day, soldiers of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) led the parade at Rajpath, the ceremonial road where President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Chief Guest, were among hundreds of viewers. Delegates from UAE stood up to take photos as a contingent of 179 of their soldiers from the army, navy and air force marched past, accompanied by their military band. The UAE is the second country after France to send i...

  • Prices of essential commodities skyrocketed by up to 25 percent

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The prices of some essential commodities such as milk, eggs, vegetables, meat, fish and seafood has skyrocketed by up to 25 percent, due to lack of any real monitoring for curbing such price hikes, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the prices of meat and poultry have increased by 15 percent. The prices of some other foodstuffs have been increased by 14 percent. Sugar and related products now cost seven percent more. The sources revealed that the price increase is not only limited to foods...

  • 2,227 ‘married’ Kuwaiti women received aid worth KD 13.3mln – Total disbursement KD 10.9m

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Official spokesperson of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor and Director of Public Relations Department Afifah Akbar revealed that 2,227 Kuwaiti women married to non- Kuwaitis were receiving aid worth a total of over KD13.3 million, but the payment continues for only 1,373 among them whose total disbursement is KD10.9 million, reports Aljarida daily. She explained that the ministry stopped payment for 854 women among the beneficiaries based on certain observations. The ministry did not stop the payment arbitrarily but it ...

  • Message of H.E. Mr. Sunil Jain, Ambassador of India to Kuwait, on the Republic Day of India (26 January 2017)

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of January 2017
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    On the happy occasion of our 68th Republic Day, I convey my heartiest greetings and best wishes to all our compatriots, friends and well-wishers in Kuwait.  The Constitution of modern India, which came into force on 26 January 1950, laid strong foundations of a democratic and secular State.  Over these years, the Constitution, amidst many challenges that our country faced, has remained steadfast in its fundamentals, while remaining flexible and vibrant to accommodate various changes which the people of India desired.  A vibran...

  • With Eight Honours, Maharashtra Tops Padma Awards List

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of January 2017

    MUMBAI:  With a total of eight personalities, including one posthumous awardee, Maharashtra has topped this year's list of Padma awards announced on Wednesday as part of the Republic Day honours. There is one Padma Vibhushan, one Padma Bhushan and six Padma Shri for dignitaries from the state, including two women and one awarded posthumously. Maharashtra's elder statesman and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar has been named for Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour, in the Republic D...

  • Republic Day 2017: India Celebrates 68th Republic Day, Tight Security Amid Terror Threat

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day today, marking the anniversary of the day the country's Constitution was adopted in 1950, with the customary grand parade in the national capital and several other events. India's military strength and culture will be on display on colourful floats as a part of the annual parade at Rajpath in the heart of Delhi today. A tight security cover has been enforced in the capital and other parts of the country amid threats of terror attacks by groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The Crow...

  • Republic Day Security: Pak Terrorists May Sneak Into India With Afghan IDs, Warn Intel Agencies

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Pakistan-based terror groups may use Afghan IDs to sneak into India and carry out attacks, intelligence agencies have warned ahead of Republic Day celebrations on Thursday. The Special Protection Group, which provides security to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other top leaders of the country, has asked the Delhi Police to widen its searches and scan all buildings within 2.5 km of Rajpath, the ceremonial road on which the Republic Day parade is held. Intelligence warnings of terror ...

  • 'India A True Friend': PM Modi, President Trump Swap Invites In First Phone Call

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017
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    US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on the phone for the first time last night and swapped invitations during what was described as a warm conversation. President Trump "emphasized that the US considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world", the White House said in readout of the call. President Trump has invited PM Modi to visit the US later this year. In tweets this morning, the Prime Minister said he had also invited the US President to India.  PM Modi is...

  • Train Traffic On Delhi's Tilak Bridge To Be Suspended During Republic Day Parade

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Rail traffic will remain suspended between 10.30 am and 12 pm on the Tilak Bridge on the occasion of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Train movement will be temporarily suspended on Tilak Bridge for one and half hour on January 26, said a Northern Railway official. While Ghaziabad-New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU will remain suspended, a few other services will be partially cancelled. Some trains will be also diverted to Old Delhi station during this period, he said. Jhelum Express, Kerala Express, Karnataka Express ...

  • Expat teachers warned on private tuition

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Undersecretary of Ministry of Education Haitham Al-Atari insisted that legal measures will be taken against expatriate teachers who offer private tuitions to students without the approval of the ministry. These legal measures include termination of the teacher’s contract. In a statement to KUNA on Monday, Al-Atari affirmed the genuine keenness of the ministry to ban the phenomenon of private tuitions which violates the laws and regulations. He revealed that expatriate employees are barred from taking up jobs other...

  • ‘Merger to help Kuwaitis find jobs in private sector’ - Move to eliminate ‘fake jobs’ phenomenon

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretary General of Manpower and Government Reconstructing Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al- Majdali revealed that the process of merging MGRP with the Public Authority for Manpower is ongoing based on the decision of the Cabinet. On the sidelines of the inauguration of Employment Gathering with the participation of Kuwait Finance House, Al-Majdali explained that the decision stipulates the need for the merging process to not exceed six months. The procedures should include separation of specializations, transfer of supervision...

  • BMW Driven At 120 Kmph Kills Uber Driver On First Day Of Job

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI: A young executive working for a multi-national company was driving his BMW at a speed of 120 in Delhi when he crashed into an Uber cab on Sunday night, killing its driver instantly. It was Nazrul Islam's first day as an Uber driver. The 30-year-old was the only earning member of a family that includes his wife, two little children and his grandmother. 24-year-old Shoaib Kohli, who was driving the BMW, was arrested several hours after the incident. He was granted bail from court today. Mr Kohli, according to the pol...

  • Banning the use of Thuraya phones in India

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017

    The Government of India has banned the use of Thuraya Phones in the country. All State Police Agencies have been asked to seize Thuraya/Irridium sets in India and take action as per provisions of the law. This Press Advisory is issued for the benefit of foreigners going to India and asking them not to carry Thuraya/Irridium satellite phones into India. ...

  • 40 tourists injured as bus overturns in Odisha

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017

    At least 40 tourists from West Bengal were injured when the bus in which they were travelling overturned in Dhauli hills area near Bhubaneswar on Tuesday morning. The accident took place when the vehicle, which was carrying around 65 tourists from Midnapore area of West Bengal, lost balance and turned turtle, said Khurda district collector Niranjan Sahu who visited the Capital Hospital where the injured have been admitted. Thirty six injured persons, including four children and 15 women, were taken to the hospital. Six of them su...

  • ‘Baths, showers constitute major water consumption’ – Car-wash, kitchen, garden overuse proved wrong

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The activity that consumes most amount of water in private residential areas is “baths and showers”, followed by kitchen needs and then other domestic activities such as watering plants, washing cars and so on, according to an experimental analysis conducted by Ministry of Electricity and Water, in collaboration with Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), reports Al-Anba daily. In her statement, Head of Ministry of Electricity and Water’s rationalization team for both public and private sectors E...

  • Trump to speak with Modi tonight

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017
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    U.S. President Donald Trump will speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the phone on Tuesday, the White House has said. The talk is scheduled at 1 p.m. Washington DC time, which is 11:30 p.m. IST. With this, Mr. Modi will be the fifth foreign leader the U.S. President would have spoken with over the phone after being sworn in as the US President on January 20. Mr. Modi was among the first few world leaders to have congratulated Mr. Trump on his victory in the presidential polls. Mr. Trump, during his election campaign, in...

  • ‘No entry for empty cargo vehicles from Kuwait’ – Truckers taken by surprise

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Egyptian land transport authorities have issued a decision to prevent heavy vehicles with Kuwaiti number plates from entering Cairo if they don’t carry goods for Egyptian markets, reports Al-Rai daily. Surprisingly, it has been reported this decision is solely applicable only to Kuwait. Speaking to the daily, several truckers have complained and called on the concerned officials in charge of land transport to intervene on their behalf with their Egyptian counterparts and stop this unfair decision. The truckers...

  • ‘Terrorist groups focused on Kuwait, GCC nations’ – Need to remain vigilant: official

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Some Kuwaiti political activists have reacted to a recent security alert issued by the British Foreign Affairs Ministry to her citizens in Kuwait saying security readiness and alert is necessary regardless of the warnings from Britain. Assistant Undersecretary for Ownership Transfer at the Ministry of Finance Fahad Al-Sha’alah declared the country needs to prepare and stay alert security wise with or without warnings from Britain. He also said the Kuwaiti security apparatus have not been found wanting in that regard, ...

  • Indian Air Force To The Rescue, Airlifts Fuel Tankers To Crippled Manipur

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017
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    GUWAHATI: With Manipur still reeling under an acute shortage of necessities on the 84th day of an economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) today airlifted fuel tankers to Imphal. The tankers were transported with the help of the Indian Air Force from Guwahati. Manipur goes to polls on March 4 and 8 and sources said that the IOC, thus, has been asked to keep stocks of fuel ready for the same. "Six diesel tankers were airlifted to Imphal. The Indian Air Force has been kept on standby for f...

  • Heavy Snowfall Predicted In Parts Of Himachal Pradesh Today

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of January 2017
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    SHIMLA:  Heavy snowfall is likely to occur at isolated places at Himachal Pradesh today, with the state likely to see conditions intensify between January 25 and 26, MeT department officials said on Monday. Sunday's western disturbance due to an upper air cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir has moved away east-northeastwards. It would affect the Himalayan region from tomorrow, officials said. The weather remained mainly dry in the region except Kalpa and Udaipur which received 2 cm of sno...

  • VAJRA - An initiative by Government of India

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017

    The Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has formulated a new scheme called ‘VAJRA’ (Visiting Advanced Joint Research) Faculty. VAJRA has been created to address the scientific challenges that India faces by utilizing the specialized knowledge and technical skills of overseas scientists. The VAJRA Faculty Scheme has been conceptualized to bring an international dimension to the R&D ecosystem of India by bringing together overseas s...

  • Public service companies pull their staff from health insurance bureaus – MoH urges bureaus to continue services until July 27

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In an attempt to impose pressure on Ministry of Health and provoke chaos to halt, if not stop, the course of reforms initiated by Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi, public service companies withdrew their employees from health insurance bureaus after receiving notification of termination of their contract with the ministry last Thursday. This move raised tension among expatriates, as they were not able to process their residency renewal transactions because of inability to acquire the mandatory health insurance policy re...

  • Widespread ‘wasta’ used for overseas healthcare – Need to curb favoritism: Audit Bureau

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Recent statistics of State Audit Bureau (SAB) indicate that 6456 citizens received overseas treatment from Jan 2014 and Jan 2015 via ‘wasta’ and interference of some MPs and other personalities. It called for relevant steps to avoid the repetition of such incidents, while limiting the phenomenon of favoritism, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In response to the observations of SAB, Ministry of Health said overseas treatment is a completely technical issue determined after health check by the relevant committee. Howeve...

  • Population imbalance tied to large number of expat workers – ‘Measures prepared’

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretariat General of Higher Council for Planning and Development has attributed part of the population imbalance problem to the arrival of a large number of expatriate workers for execution of mega developmental projects in the country. It stressed that the reform process should focus on bringing to Kuwait only those who can add value to the country. Statistics of the Secretariat General for Planning affirms that the policy for population structure which it has put in place aims at reducing the rate of increase in num...

  • Women go to court to demand equality

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT: A number of female citizens filed a case at the constitutional court demanding equality with men as per the Kuwaiti constitution. Details about the complaints were not immediately available. Several laws in Kuwait differentiate between male and female citizens, most notably the citizenship law which allows men to pass their nationality down to their children, unlike Kuwaiti mothers, in addition to laws that regulate inheritance and divorce. Meanwhile, Article 153 of the Penal Code stipulates significantly reduced punishments for &lsq...

  • 23 Of 39 Dead In Hirakhand Train Accident Identified

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017
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    VISAKHAPATNAM:  Railway officials have so far identified 23 bodies of the 39 passengers who died in Hirakhand Express mishap in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district. Engine and nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express jumped tracks in Vizianagaram last night. According to a list provided by Divisional Manager's office 23 bodies have been identified. The injured were admitted to various hospitals in Parvathipuram, Rayagadaa and Vizianagaram and King George Hospital Visakhapatnam. Those identified are:...

  • Kuwaiti navy to carry out live ammunition drill Jan. 24/25

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Naval Force will be conducting live ammunition exercises on January 24th and 25th, from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM, the Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday. The shooting range will be 16.5 nautical miles east of Ras Al Julai'a to Qaruh island and six nautical miles east of Ras Azzour to Umm Al-Maradem island, a statement by the ministry noted. To ensure maximum safety, the statement urged sea-goers to steer clear of the area on the announced dates. ...

  • Kuwait dispatches humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017

    ANKARA (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti convoy carrying medical aid earmarked for Syrian refugees crossed into southern Turkey on Sunday, Kuwait's Al-Rahma International Charity announced. Head of Al-Rahma International's office in Syria Waleed Al-Suwailem told KUNA that a contingent of doctors from Kuwait Medical Association has tended to around 625 patients at Emel Hospital in the town of Reyhanli in the southern province of Hatay. Moreover, he noted that the aid is part of a campaign launched by Al-Rahma International to provide relief...

  • Gold price exceeds USD 1,200 per ounce

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Gold in the past week's trades climbed to USD 1,204 per ounce, buoyed by the declining American dollar against other hard currencies, Sabaek Al-Kuwait said in a report on Sunday. The precious metal continued rising for the fourth consecutive week, posting the highest rise in two months, with forecast the ounce rate might hit the level of USD 1,250. Gold has capitalized on jitters and uncertainties related to Donald Trump's takeover of the presidential post in the US, the report said, noting that the ounce jum...

  • Citizenship of twenty under the microscope – ‘125,000 people violate Residency Law’

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Files of more than 20 Kuwaiti citizens are currently being examined to determine whether or not their citizenships have to be revoked, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the files contain data that contradict the statements of the witnesses and the official letters obtained from other Gulf countries. The sources indicated that preliminary investigations revealed that the files include indications of forgery which enabled those individuals to attain Kuwaiti citizenship, access benefits fo...

  • Airport witnesses ‘remarkable’ increase in number of travellers

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait International Airport witnessed a remarkable increase in the number of passengers two days ago, because the midterm holiday for public schools has started prompting the concerned authorities to raise the level of preparation by taking the necessary steps to forestall congestion in order to enable passengers to complete travel procedures easily and quickly, reports Al-Qabas daily. Deputy Director General of the Air Safety and Air Transport Department at the airport Eng Emad Al-Jalwa disclosed they scheduled 20 extra fl...

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Hikes Fees For Entrance Examinations

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Aspirants to New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University will now have to pay more money to appear for the institute's entrance examination as the fees have been increased by 27 per cent from the upcoming academic session. According to officials of the varsity's admission department, a decision in this regard was taken at a recent meeting of the Academic Council followed by the Executive Council. However, the hike will not be applicable to candidates of reserved categories including Schedules Castes, Schedule...

  • Kuwait plans to set up family counselling centers: minister

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY(KUNA): Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh announced on Saturday that the Supreme Family Council decided during a meeting today to set up family counselling centers to help in resolving couples’ problems and guiding them ahead of bonding. The council’s meeting addressed relevant regulations, in light of international treaties on such social issues and forming special teams to pave way for mapping out a viable strategy to promote family wellness, she indicated in a statement after the meeting that g...

  • Indian Trains To Travel At 200 Kmph With Russia's Help

    Posted on : Sunday 22nd of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Russian Railways is helping India's national transporter increase the speed of its passenger trains up to 200 km per hour. Russian Railways is at present collaborating with Indian Railways on a 575-km stretch between Nagpur and Secunderabad and submitted a preliminary report last week. To reach the desired speed limit, Russian Railways has proposed several technical and technological solutions, including reconstruction of railway alignment as well as treating the earth bed where there are speed restrictions. ...

  • Kuwaiti students head to Albania on KFAED-financed trip

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Students headed Saturday to Albania to being a trip funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED). KFAED media executive Amira Al-Kanderi told KUNA that the trip, which will last till January 28th, will inform students about the fund's contributions in Albania. The trip, within the KFAED's "Be among the outstanding ones" students program, will highlight the fund's projects in Albania since 1993, said the official. Seven loans were provided by the fund to Albania worth KD 33...

  • Kuwait oil price up 15 cents to USD 50.28 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by 15 cents to USD 50.28 per barrel Friday as oppose to USD 50.13 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Saturday. At the global level, the price went up due to expectations that OPEC and Non-OPEC members will fulfill their deal to reduce their oil output despite news regarding the increase in US petroleum excavation activities. The price of the Brent Crude went up by USD 1.33 to USD 55.49 per barrel, the same case with the American Crude which went up by USD 1.05 ...

  • Demonetization effect: bank employees threaten nation-wide strike on Feb 7

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017
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    New Delhi: A section of bank trade unions have threatened to go on a day-long nation-wide strike on February 7 to press various demands including complete removal of restrictions imposed during demonetization period and safeguarding the autonomy of the Reserve Bank of India. "It was expected that the government and the RBI would take necessary steps to mitigate the problems faced by the banks and the public but even now, we find that there is acute shortage of cash supply to the banks with the result that branches are not able to ho...

  • Kuwait oil min. arrives in Vienna for OPEC cmte meeting

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017

    VIENNA (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Oil Essam Abdul-Mohsen Al-Marzouq arrived here on Friday to chair the first meeting of the ministerial committee in charge of monitoring compliance with a global agreement to reduce oil output. The meeting, due to open on Sunday, will review the commitment of OPEC and non-OPEC countries with their respective output quotas under the historic agreement they reached late last year, the minister told KUNA upon his arrival. "The committee members will review the changes relating to supply/dem...

  • 10 Coaches Of Ranikhet Express Derails In Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, No Casualties Reported

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017
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    JAIPUR:  Ten coaches of Ranikhet Express derailed in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer, officials said today. Train 15014 Kath Godham-Jaisalmer Express derailed with ten coaches between Thayat Hamira-Jaisalmer at 23.16 hours last night, a statement said. However, no casualties or major injuries were reported, said Railways North West region spokesperson Tarun Jain. A team of senior officials have reached the spot to investigate the reason of derailment and passengers continued their journey through a special train. The reason of...

  • Five Nepali arrested, huge quantity of liquor seized

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: Hawally police arrested five Nepalese expats for manufacturing liquor in a house. Around 180 drums in large size were found filled with liquor in the Rumaithiya area house. Both suspects and liquor were referred to concerned authorities. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Traditional kitchen ventilation methods in historic Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017
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    KUWAIT: As it’s commonly known, the kitchen is one of the most important spaces in any household especially in the olden days public restaurants were not as plentiful. But with all the “huffing and puffing”, Kuwaiti housewives needed a way to ventilate their precious domain and that was done either through “al-sisar” which is basically a Kuwaiti word given to your “good ol'” chimney or “al-katiba”, a ventilation window/hole. Researcher Saleh Al-Methn said that al-sisar was bui...

  • Dharamsala Declared Second Capital Of Himachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017
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    SHIMLA:  In a major political decision in the election year, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday announced that Dharamsala town in Kangra district will be the second state capital. Camping at Dharamsala these days during his annual winter vacation, the Chief Minister said the town, some 250 km from the state capital Shimla, has a significance and history of its own and fully deserved to be the second capital of the state. He said Dharamsala held a special importance and value to the lower areas of the state c...

  • Abu Dhabi Crown Prince To Be Republic Day Chief Guest

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be visiting India from January 24 to 26 during which he will attend the Republic Day celebrations as chief guest, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. He will be accompanied by a high-level delegation, including Ministers, senior officials and captains of industry, the ministry said in a statement. During the course of the visit, Sheikh Mohamed will hold discussio...

  • Air India To Hike Salaries Of Permanent Employees

    Posted on : Friday 20th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  For the first time in nearly five years, national carrier Air India will give a 2 per cent salary hike to its permanent employees. The airline has decided to increase the salaries after turning operationally profitable in the last financial year. Aided by lower fuel costs and rise in passenger numbers, Air India posted an operational profit of Rs. 105 crore in the last financial year. It was also the first time in a decade that the carrier turned operationally profitable. In a communication to employees today, Ai...

  • Government of India releases a multi-lingual mobile App “Indian Customs – Guide to Travellers”

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

    To facilitate international passengers about Baggage Rules, Government of India has released a multi-lingual mobile App “Indian Customs – Guide to Travellers”. The app, a first-of-its kind mobile application, contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlements of passengers coming from various countries. It contains 24X7 contact details of customs officers of major Airports and provides information to users as per their need. After installation of this app on smart phones, it works in offline mode and is...

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation launched AIRSEWA

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

    The Ministry of Civil Aviation, New Delhi has recently launched AIRSEWA – an initiative to provide a hassle-free travel experience to all air travellers in India. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has informed that all the stakeholders in the aviation sector, including airlines, airports, security, immigration, DGCA etc have been brought together on a single platform so that any passenger can get his/ her concern or grievance addressed in a time-bound manner. All issues on which a passenger can face any inconvenience, or requires info...

  • ‘No plan to deport expats’ – Expulsions as per law: minister

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “The government has not decided to deport expatriates from the country and it does not intend to do so”, says the State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in an attempt to dissipate fears over forced deportation of expatriates from the country. He went on to say, “The existing vibes in this regard are related to the file concerning rectification of the imbalance of population structure through organizational measures which will only affect marginal and unproductive...

  • Minister ends contract of firm providing health insurance

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi ended the contract of General Services Company (health insurance for expatriates) to guide against notable observations made by the State Audit Bureau few years ago. A source said the minister sent a letter to the company to end the contract that spanned almost 15 years, indicating the company will bear differences that may arise when the concerned departments in the ministry takes over. He noted the contract was initially signed with the company in 2002 to offer health insurance ser...

  • Unpaid workers go on strike at Clean Fuel Project’s site

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: A number of contracted employees at the Clean Fuel Project’s site went on strike because of delayed payment of their salaries, according to their statements. Video footage went viral on social media showing expatriate workers staging a demonstration at a location in Ahmadi within the project’s construction site. Commenting on the issue, Acting Director of the Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Motoutah said that a decision was taken to suspend the workers’ employer until he pays the overdue payments. He furth...

  • Egyptian arrested for thefts at Kuwait International Airport

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: Farwaniya detectives arrested a man responsible for multiple thefts committed at Kuwait International Airport. Investigations led detective to identify an Egyptian man who had several phones and a tablet, in addition to cash with him at the time of his arrest. The man admitted that he stole small bags and emptied them in the bathroom. He also told police about shops where he sold the stolen material, and led officers to items he had not sold yet. He was sent to concerned authorities. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Renewals to stop for old Kuwaiti passports from Jan 19th to 21st

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry’s Citizenship and Passports Department will stop issuance of old Kuwaiti passports from Jan 19 to 21, 2017. It said it will not accept passport renewal applications from Thursday, Jan 19, as the information technology department will carry out preliminary tests on issuing electronic passports, which requires a halt in the issuance of passports during the test period. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • President Pranab Mukherjee Unveils Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Restored Audi Car

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017
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    KOLKATA:  President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday unveiled the restored German car in which Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had made his great escape from his ancestral home in Kolkata in 1941 during his house arrest by the then British government. Netaji had used 'Audi Wanderer W24' to escape from his Elgin Road residence to Gomoh railway station in Jharkhand to catch a train to Delhi. The car was unveiled to commemorate the 76th anniversary of Netaji's Great Escape as well as 60th anniversary of the Netaji Research Bure...

  • Barack Obama Thanks PM Narendra Modi For Strengthening Indo-US Ties

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Outgoing US President Barack Obama telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced the relations between India and America, the White House has said. President Obama spoke on the phone with Prime Minister Modi yesterday to thank him for "his partnership" and to review joint efforts of cooperation including defence, civil-nuclear energy, and enhanced people-to-people ties, a readout of the telephonic conversation between the two leaders said. "Recalling his visit ...

  • Avalanche: Jammu And Kashmir Police Forms Rescue Teams, 80 Evacuated

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017
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    SRINAGAR:  Police on Wednesday rescued 80 people, including 33 children, from a village in Kulgam district in the wake of apprehensions of avalanches after the area was cut-off due to snowfall. The Jammu and Kashmir police launched a rescue operation in Waltengoo Nad area of Kulgam and rescued 80 people including 33 children, a police spokesman said here. In view of the heavy snowfall and apprehensions of avalanche in the area, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kulgam has constituted rescue teams which rushed to the spot, he said...

  • Indian passport ranks 78th among world's strongest with low visa-free score; Germany tops

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: The Indian passport has been ranked a lowly 78 position in a global ranking of the world's most powerful passports with a visa-free score of just 46. India, however, ranks above its neighbour Pakistan which came in at 94th place. The latest edition of the world's most popular Arton Capital's global ranking 'Passport Index' is based on cross-border access of national passports and is topped by Germany with a visa-free score of 157. As per the report, Singapore has overtaken South Korea to become the ...

  • 2 Senior Officers Forced To Retire In Government's 'Perform Or Perish' Rule

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Two senior police officers have been given early retirement by the government on account of poor performance, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strict rules for bureaucrats. Raj Kumar Devangan, a 1992 batch Chhattisgarh officer, and Sheel Chauhan, a 1998 batch officer of the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory, have been let go on the basis of the "All India Death Cum Retirement Rule," which calls for a performance review after 15 and 25 years of government service. If their performance is...

  • Preference for jobseekers whose mothers are ‘citizens of Kuwait’

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Expatriate jobseekers born to Kuwaiti mothers and foreign fathers were given a major boost after the government decided to support a draft decree that would move them up the employment priority ladder, reports GulfNews.com Under the draft approved by the Cabinet at its weekly session on Monday, the top priority in appointments in the public sector will remain with Kuwaiti nationals, while the second priority will be for the sons and daughters of Kuwaiti mothers and foreign fathers. The draft decree, submitted by the parliam...

  • ‘80 pct of nurses in last three years performed very poorly’

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Following the announcement made by the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi to bring in about 2,600 new nurses from overseas for covering the needs of the ministry, informed sources revealed that 80 percent of the nurses who were brought into the country in the last three years performed very poorly with results ranging between 9 percent to 43 percent in the entry tests conducted by the government hospitals. They indicated that the nurses who performed poorly in the tests were brought in to work in sensitive departments suc...

  • Submit assets statements to avoid penalty: Bozobar

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Secretary General of Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority Dr Mohammed Bozobar has affirmed that the authority is keen on providing all the necessary support and assistance to ease the financial disclosure process for the concerned individuals. In his speech during the awareness workshop organized by the authority recently, Bozobar said he hopes all those covered by Law No. 2/2016 on financial disclosure will submit their statements of assets and liabilities within the specified period to avoid punishments stipulated in the l...

  • Minister lauds defence forces for protecting, defending nation

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah commended the Air Force personnel and military commandos for defending and protecting the State of Kuwait and its nation. In a press statement he issued on the sidelines of a military drill titled “2017 Whirlwind”, which was organized by Kuwaiti Air Force with live ammunition on Al-Adree grounds, the minister said the Kuwaiti Air Force maintains the highest level of military preparedness and combat readiness. Sheikh Moha...

  • Kuwait cuts could reach 146-148,000 bpd

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia: Kuwait’s oil output cuts could reach between 146,000 and 148,000 barrels per day, which is more than the reduction to which the OPEC member committed itself under last month’s global deal among producers, its oil minister told Sky News Arabia. “We used this opportunity to do maintenance at some wells, whether they were at Burgan field or the northern fields,” Essam Al-Marzouq said in a programme broadcast on Sunday. “Our part of the cut is 133,000. Today I was told that we dropped by 6,000 ...

  • Harbi: Jaber Hospital for Kuwaitis only

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: Minister of Health Jamal Al-Harbi reaffirmed Sunday that the new world-class Jaber Hospital would start operation in months to serve nationals only. A highly-qualified foreign administration would manage the hospital until training of national cadres is completed to take over later, the minister said in statements to reporters during the inauguration of three medical centers affiliated to the private Al-Salam International Hospital. “As of next month, the international administrative team will start training 75 national cad...

  • 68th Republic Day of India

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    The 68th Republic Day of India will be celebrated in Embassy premises with the hoisting of tri-colour National Flag at 9 AM by Ambassador. This will be followed by reading of the Hon’ble President’s message on this occasion. Thereafter, a few patriotic songs and an Open House reception will follow. All Indian nationals in Kuwait are most cordially invited to attend the function. ...

  • INDIA PHARMA 2017 from 11 - 13 February 2017

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is organizing INDIA PHARMA 2017 - 2nd International Exhibition and Conference on Pharmaceutical Industry at Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka from 11 - 13 February 2017. India Pharma 2017 will cover the whole process of pharmaceutical manufacturing, from various kinds of manufacturing/processing machineries as well as all the se...

  • ‘Health ministry cannot manage without expats’ – ‘Kuwaitis insufficient to take up posts’

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “Ministry of Health cannot manage without expatriate employees including doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians and administration staff”, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed medical sources. They said the ministry will need more expatriate medical employees following the completion of ongoing projects such as Jaber Hospital, Amiri Hospital, Jahra Hospital, Farwaniya Hospital and Adan Hospital among others, indicating that national employees are not enough to occupy the vacant medical positions. The sourc...

  • Minister ‘okays’ top panel’s report on proposal to amend the DNA law – MoCI set to study cancellation of 3,000 firms

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Justice and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Faleh Al-Azeb has endorsed the report of the Supreme Committee tasked to review the proposal to amend the DNA law in order to exempt a number of categories, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources said the amended version of the law stipulates exempting many categories from the requirement to submit DNA samples like military men, as well as those involved in State security and terrorism cases, among others. Sources disclosed the proposal states tha...

  • ‘Bid to solve Bedoun teachers problems’

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health (MoH) has coordinated with its higher education counterpart in determining the number of students who were granted scholarship and are eligible for health insurance, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources said this is part of preparations for conducting a study on increasing the budget for health insurance from KD 5 million to KD 35 million. Sources added the Cabinet has instructed the ministries of Health and Finance to carry out the study on the possible cost of health insurance for these st...

  • ‘Daises of mosques play key role in social reforms, curbing extremism’

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and State Minister for Municipal Affairs Mohammad Nasser Al-Jabri affirmed that the roles of imams, muezzins and preachers who deliver religious sermons are religious missions of honor, appreciation and praise, stressing that, “The daises of mosques play a vital role in social reform and curbing extremism based on moderate religious order”, reports Al-Seyassah daily. During his meeting with representatives from the union of imams, muezzins and religious preachers, Al-Jabri i...

  • UP Elections 2017: Akhilesh Yadav Wins Cycle. Coming Soon, Grand Alliance With Congress

    Posted on : Monday 16th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, recognised as the leader of the Samajwadi Party and granted its cycle symbol by the Election Commission today, will now swiftly move to finalise candidates in the next two days for the Uttar Pradesh elections, a senior leaders of the party said. He is also expected to announce a Bihar-style "Grand Alliance" with the Congress and several smaller parties like Ait Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal or RLD. This evening, the Election Commission rejected the claim of Akhilesh&...

  • RBI hikes ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 per day; no change in weekly withdrawal limit

    Posted on : Monday 16th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: In a major relief for the common man post the demonetisation move, the Reserve Bank of India on Monday raised the cash withdrawal limits from ATM to Rs 10,000 per days from the existing Rs 4,500. However, the cash withdrawal limit for saving bank accounts have been retained at Rs 24,000 per week. The RBI also hiked the cash withdrawal from current accounts to Rs 1 lakh per week from the existing Rs 50,000, a move that will majorly boost the cash position of small traders. The hike in withdrawal limit comes with immedia...

  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Warns Of Action Against Soldiers Using Social Media For Complaints

    Posted on : Sunday 15th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Army Chief Bipin Rawat today said action will be taken against soldiers who using the social media to air their grievances instead of going through the regular channels. Addressing the Army Day function, General Rawat said: "A few colleagues are using social media to draw the media's attention to their problems. It affects the morale of the jawans and thereby the army... You can be held guilty of a crime... and get punished," he warned. He said the jawans could even contact him if they were distressed. ...

  • After Raping, Killing 4-Year-Old, Accused Went For Fish And Rice Meal: Mumbai Cops

    Posted on : Sunday 15th of January 2017
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    BHAYANDER (MUMBAI):  Three men, who allegedly gangraped and murdered a four-year-old child in Bhayander near Mumbai, have been arrested by the police. Police say they lured the child away with a chocolate, took turns to assault her, killed and buried her body and then went off to enjoy a meal of fish and rice at a nearby restaurant. The fourth accused in the case is still missing, the police said. The child had gone missing from her home at Azad Nagar on January 9. "She was playing outside and was last seen around 8 pm,&quo...

  • Over a million take holy dip at Ganga Sagar on Makar Sankranti

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017
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    Sagar Island (West Bengal): Over a million pilgrims from across India and abroad took a holy dip in the river Ganges on Saturday braving the icy cold water and chilly winds, at the annual Ganga Sagar Fair here on Makar Sankranti. "Around 10-12 lakh pilgrims have bathed so far since the morning. More people are coming for the holy dip," West Bengal Sundarban Development Minister Manturam Pakhira told IANS. "We are expecting a total turnout of over 15 lakhs," said Panchayat and Public Health Engineering Minister Sub...

  • Celebrating Lohri On The Border

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

    SUCHETGARH:  As the sun set on the horizon, people in the border villages in Jammu's Suchetgarh headed out for a very special celebration of Lohri with jawans from the Border Security Force or BSF. Music and dance replaced the sound of gunfire at this octroi post in RS Pura. "We have come on to the zero line, people from Pakistan and Pak Rangers have also come and gave us good wishes," said Sham Choudhary, a local. Traditionally Lohri is celebrated by making a bonfire and throwing peanuts into it, with the fest...

  • Covered In Thick Snow, Kashmir's Winter Wonderland Gulmarg Attracting Tourists

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017
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    GULMARG:  Wrapped in a thick blanket of snow, Kashmir's winter wonderland Gulmarg is drawing tourists. As icicles are hanging from the roof edges and branches of tall alpine trees drooping under the weight of snow, it's a perfect setting tourists have been dreaming to see. The heavy snowfall is reviving tourism that was badly hit by recent unrest in Kashmir. "Snowfall, the beauty and this valley has brought me here. I have never seen such a place nor one can see it again after moving out of this place," said a tour...

  • National Guards organizes lectures under Security First

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: Within the National Guards’ 2020 strategic plan to spread awareness under the title of ‘Security First’, the national Guards Moral Guidance Department recently organized a number of lectures about e-crimes. The lectures were held in collaboration with MOI’s security media and criminal investigation departments where lit. colonel, Khaled Al-Sabah lecture on defining e-crimes, their types and means of protection to avoid legal accountability while using websites and various social media networks. Courtes...

  • Al-Sagobi welcomes municipality’s mayor of N’Djamena

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

    The Security general of the Kuwait’s municipality headquarter, Yousef Al-Sagobi welcomes the municipality’s mayor of N’Djamena in Fifth circuit, Mohammad Ali Ahmad Aghbsh yesterday morning. Al-Sagobi discussed about several issues related to the municipality’s working ways to support the relationship between the two countries with Mohammad. He also showed them several projects that has been approved by the Kuwait’s municipality Headquarter. In addition to the work life and work mechanism of the headquarter, ...

  • PAAET honors 29 expatriate students

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017
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    Under the auspices and with the attendance of PAAET director, Dr. Ahmed Al-Athari, a ceremony was recently held to honor 29 expatriate students who had been studying at PAAET colleges on scholarships. The ceremony was also attended by dean of the diplomatic corps in Kuwait, the ambassador of Senegal, Abdul Ahad Umbaki and a number of PAAET officials. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Accident mystery solved; bedoon held for murder

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

    MOI’s relations and security media department said that detectives managed to unfold the mystery of what initially appeared to be a normal traffic accident and then turned out to be a murder. The sources explained that a 36 year old non-Kuwaiti was arrested for deliberately running over his own brother several times before he also used a hammer to smash his skull and finish him. The sources added that the murderer turned himself in and justified his actions with family problems. The suspect is facing first degree murder charges. Co...

  • Security campaign in Salmiya

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    KUWAIT: A surprise security campaign was carried out in Salmiya led by Interior Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Operations Affairs Maj Gen Hatem Al-Sayegh and Acting Assistant Undersecretary for General Security Maj Gen Ibrahim Al-Tarrah, resulting in the arrest of 1,126 violators, 42 with expired residencies, 85 with no IDs, one over liquor, 27 over unpaid debts and 44 for traffic violations.  Meanwhile, the IDs of 876 persons were checked. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Fire breaks out in a school, ceiling collapses in another

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    KUWAIT: Fire broke in a school for boys and a hallway ceiling partially collapsed in another school for girls, with no report of casualties, Minister of Education Mohammad Al-Fares said. He told KUNA as he was touring these schools to find the cause of the accidents, adding that students were fine and examinations went ahead as normal. When the fire broke out in the administration offices at Farhan Al-Khaled High School for Boys in Bayan, the fire department was immediately notified. An investigation was opened to find the cause of the f...

  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Says 'Soldiers Must Use Grievance Boxes'

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said today that soldiers must raise their complaints internally, referring to recent videos of a Border Security Force or BSF jawan complaining about poor food and near starvation. "Whoever has any complaint can tell me directly," the Army Chief said on Friday, addressing his first press conference. After the BSF jawan's video, there have been more videos of personnel airing their grievances on pay and conditions. He said there are suggestion and grievance boxes in the...

  • In A First, Air India To Reserve 6 Seats For Women On Domestic Flights

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  In a first-of-its-kind move in the aviation industry, national carrier Air India will reserve six seats for women on its flights operating on domestic routes from next week. At times, a woman travelling alone gets a middle or window seat on aircraft, which puts her to inconvenience, particularly while going to washroom. This necessitated for the airline to keep some seats reserved for them on aircraft flying on domestic routes, an Air India spokesperson said. Keeping this in mind, it has been decided to keep all the ...

  • First-degree relatives may get e-visas

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry is considering granting visit visa to the first-degree relatives through the automated visa system (e-visa), reports Arab Times daily quoting security sources. The same sources said the first degree relatives include the parents, wife and children. However, the sources said the e-visa system in future will be expanded within the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Interior to activate the e-government services and relieve the pressure on all government departments. Meanwhile, the Info Systems Genera...

  • Panel takes up aid to women with foreign husbands

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The parliamentary Women and Family Affairs Committee discussed Thursday the alleged suspension of assistance granted to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis. During the meeting, Committee Rapporteur MP Safa Al-Hashem called on the Ministry of Social Affairs to reconsider its decision to stop supporting these women. She asserted the ministry should refer those proven to have committed forgery to the Public Prosecution rather than canceling support for the whole sector. She added the committee will invite Credit Bank off...

  • CSC urged to reconsider ban on MoE staff’s periodic vacations

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Following the news report published recently about the ban of Ministry of Education on providing periodic vacations to Bedoun employees who are working on wage system, a survey was carried out by the Al-Seyassah daily on “Twitter” social networking website in this regard. About 90 percent of the educational personnel who participated in the survey rejected the decision, describing it as “inhumane” and stressing that this category of employees should have the right to take emergency leaves, maternity ...

  • Proposal allows citizens juggle between 2 jobs

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Majid Al-Mutairi has presented a proposal on allowing citizens to juggle between two jobs in order to help them cope with the rising cost of living, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Mutairi explained his proposal aims to motivate qualified national workers, invigorate the labor market and achieve social and economic prosperity. Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs in the Education Ministry Yousef Al-Najaar said the ministry needs 30 female Kuwaiti officers under security contracts in schools and buildings with an esti...

  • Pongal Festival Brings Positive Spirit And Belief, Says Kiran Bedi

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    PUDUCHERRY:  Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday said the festival of Pongal "brings positive spirit and belief." In her Pongal day greetings to people of Union Territory, she said "Pongal is the Tamil festival of farmers and is being celebrated with traditional gaiety and fervour." Stating that the festival is also a unique occasion which advocates the theme 'cleanliness is next to godliness', Ms Bedi, a champion of 'Swachch Bharat scheme' in Puducherry, said 'Bhogi' coming off on the ...

  • Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa Flies MIG-21 Fighter Solo

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Air Force chief BS Dhanoa on Thursday flew solo in a MIG-21 fighter jet, the oldest fighter aircraft in the IAF's inventory, a defence statement said. Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa flew the MIG-21 Type 96 aircraft from the IAF base at Uttarlai, a forward base in Rajasthan, where he began a three-day visit, his first to a forward operational base as the IAF chief. The Air Force Chief is visiting the forward air base in the western sector to assess operational readiness and review the morale of the personnel stationed t...

  • Saudi Arabia increases India's annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh to 1.70 lakh - biggest such expansion in last 29 years

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: In a pleasant development for Haj pilgrims, the government of Saudi Arabia has increased India's annual Haj quota from 1.36 lakh to 1.70 lakh. It is the biggest such expansion in the Haj quota in the last 29 years by the Saudi Arabian government, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday. An agreement to this regard was inked by Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent charge) Naqvi with Saudi Arabia's Haj and Umrah Minister Dr Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten at Jeddah, making the expansion ef...

  • No Jallikattu This Year As Supreme Court Rules Out Verdict Before Pongal

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    CHENNAI:  There is likely to be no Jallikattu this Pongal in Tamil Nadu, with the Supreme Court today saying that it will not be able to give verdict on allowing the bull taming sport by Saturday, when the harvest festival will be held. The court said it cannot hear a petition challenging its ban on Jallikattu as it is in the process of delivering judgement on the validity of a notification by the Centre allowing the sport. It said a draft judgement is ready but it is unfair to ask the judges to pass their order in the next two days...

  • On Republic Day, National Flag To Flutter Atop Maharashtra's Tallest Peak

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    MUMBAI:  For the first time, an official function will be held to hoist the Indian Tricolour atop Maharashtra's tallest but little-known mountain, the Kalsubai Peak in Ahmednagar district on January 26, an official said here on Wednesday. "The idea is to promote tourism to this region and imbibe a sense of patriotism among the adventure lovers, hikers and trekkers who throng there round-the-year. This will be a regular feature henceforth," said Principal Secretary, Tourism, Vasla Nair-Singh. The lush green and pict...

  • India, US Sign Agreement On Cyber Security

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India and the US have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for close cooperation and exchange of information pertaining to cyber security. The MoU between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and US CERT was signed by Electronics and IT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan and Richard Verma, the US Ambassador to India. "The MoU intends to promote closer cooperation and the exchange of information pertaining to the Cyber Security in accordance with the relevant laws, rules and regulations of each econo...

  • ‘Services’ not covered by health insurance policy to be affordable – MoH plans to form technical, legal panel

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Ministry of Health has announced its intention to form a technical, financial and legal committee to study and update the costs of the health services offered to expatriates in government hospitals, affirming its keenness to ensure expatriates will enjoy the services at costs that suit the variation of each service. During a press conference, Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Health Dr Mahmoud Al-Abdulhadi said, “The committee will study the price increase of some types of medicines that ...

  • Pope Francis commends HH Amir’s peace efforts

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

    VATICAN CITY, Rome (KUNA): Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City lauded His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah’s and the state of Kuwait’s efforts in solving disputes and encouraging peace, open dialogue and humanitarian cohabitation. The Pope made this remark at his annual New Year celebration with ambassadors and heads of diplomatic missions to the Vatican, including Kuwaiti Ambassador to Switzerland and non-resident ambassador to the Vatican Bader Al-Tanee...

  • All are State workers, bound by law

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Farid Asad Emadi has denied a conflict has surfaced between the Salafi- Brotherhood movements in the ministry, reports Al-Anba daily. He stressed all are state employees and are bound by laws and not affiliations. Emadi stressed the employee can show affiliation to any group he/ she outside the office premises, but while on duty must remain committed to the state policy, programs and plan of action of the ministry. Emadi said it is the right of an Imam to r...

  • Cabinet plans to reduce benefits paid to top government officials

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Cabinet is planning to reduce incentives paid to the top government officials receiving big salaries, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily quoting a government source added that incentives form this time fourth will be based on achievements. He also disclosed the intention to reduce members of the Anti-corruption Authority to five, adding the Minister of Justice has already addressed the Supreme Judicial Council to from a fact-finding committee for the authority and the names of its members will be approved within days. ...

  • MoE reconfirms ban on periodic leave for ‘wage-tied’ Bedouns – Imams, Muezzins ordered to stick to official dress code

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has reconfirmed its ban on giving Bedoun employees any periodic vacations in line with the decision of Civil Service Commission (CSC) concerning vacations for those working under the clause of “wage in exchange for work”. In this regard, Director of Human Resources Department at the ministry Saud Al-Juwaiser sent a circular to the educational zone directors of all six governorates. The circular, which is based on CSC’s letter No. 2016035684, was issued on June 10, 2016 regarding t...

  • R-day: in a first, UAE soldiers to march in Delhi

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017
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    Arab soldiers will join the parade on Republic Day for the first time in New Delhi. UAE's defense forces will join the Indian contingent when crown prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan attends the Republic day celebrations as the chief guest. Following prime minister Modi's visit to the UAE last year, which saw several initiatives to enhance bilateral ties, inviting the crown prince of Abu Dhabi is seen as an important move to strengthen ties with the Gulf country. The crown prince, who is also deputy supreme commander ...

  • Cancer-stricken Indian in France gets help, all thanks to Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday directed Indian ambassador to France Mohan Kumar to make arrangements for the travel of a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) suffering from cancer to India after the man sought help through a video message on YouTube. She also advised the Indian ambassador that an official from the embassy escort him and his ailing wife to India. The video posted on YouTube by Shiv Charan appealing for help was tweeted by Swaraj, asking Indians in France to locate him and his wife who has been suf...

  • MoI succumbs to demands, juvenile age goes back to 18

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In a surprise move, the Ministry of Interior has finally caved in to demands and changed the juvenile law according to which a suspect is considered ‘juvenile’ until he/she is 18 years old, although there was a demand since 2015 to reduce the age to 16 because of the large number of crimes committed by juveniles when they reach this age, reports Al-Jarida daily. The ministry has informed the Public Prosecutor and the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah has told a delegation from t...

  • ‘Provide admin action plan to justify Kuwait Airways’ KD 600m request’

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Lawmaker Abdulwahab Al- Babtain has said the request presented by Kuwait Airways to avail of KD 600 million from the public reserve would be rejected if the Parliamentary Financial Affairs Committee does not provide the administrative action plan to justify the request, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Babtain made it clear that the action plan of Kuwait Airways does not guarantee the grant of KD 600 million will be approved, affirming the significance of presenting a real plan based on financial study. He also stated outright reje...

  • 8,875 employees ‘absent’ on Dec 29

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Information Affairs at Civil Service Commission (CSC) Ahmad Al-Abduljaleel disclosed that a total of 8,875 employees including 633 non- Kuwaitis in all public institutions abstained from duty on December 29, 2016 – the last working day of 2016, reports Al-Qabas daily. He explained that 273 employees were absent without giving excuse, 986 obtained emergency leave, 312 took sick leave without pay and 5,087 obtained sick leave with pay. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Free ‘Wi-Fi’ service soon in Al-Mubarakiya historic souk – ‘Kuwait to be a smart country’

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah received Chairman of the Public Authority for Communications and Information Technology Salem Al-Uthaina, as the Wireless Mobile Data Company (WiMD) is getting ready to launch its free Wi-Fi service in Al- Mubarakiya traditional Market. Al-Uthaina was accompanied by representatives of WiMD: Abdulrahman Khaled Al-Ghunaim, Suad Abdulaziz Al-Babtain, Abdulaziz Ahmad Al-Ghnam, Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Ghnam, Mishal Adel Al- Ibrahim, Heitham Abdulrahman Al-Ghunaim, a...

  • Global Exhibition of Services (GES) from 17-20 April 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, Services Export Promotion Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry are organizing the 3rd edition of the Global Exhibition of Services (GES) from 17 – 20 April 2017, at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, India. The focus sectors for GES-2017 will be Information Technology and Telecom, Tourism and Hospitality, Media and Entertainment, Healthcare, Logistics, Environmental Services, Facility Management, Exhibition and Event Services, Professional Services, R...

  • Dharamsala-McLeodganj Ropeway Project Gets Clearance

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Dharamsala-McLeodganj passenger ropeway project at a cost of Rs. 144.9 crore to be set up in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh has received environment clearance. The foundation stone for construction of this project was laid in January 2016 and is expected to provide a permanent solution to the traffic problems of McLeodganj during the peak tourist season. "Based on the information submitted by the project proponent, the Union Environment Ministry has given environment clearance to the Dharamsala-McLeodganj r...

  • ‘Quite normal for any increase in charges of medical services’

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Undersecretary of Ministry of Health Dr. Khalid Al-Sahlawi stressed that any increase in the charges of medical services is quite normal, especially since these prices were not reviewed for a long time, reports Al- Anba daily. He indicated that the increase in the prices will be accompanied by improvement in the standard of the offered services, revealing that the study to review the prices had ended one year ago. Dr Al-Sahlawi said the state is currently providing medical services to about three million expatriates at very...

  • Workers who choose transfer will retain 'job designations': Al-Naki

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for Roads and Transportation Eng Saud Al-Naki has assured that all employees who chose to be transferred to the authority will retain their full job designations and benefits from their current authorities in addition to being given more opportunities to work in companies that will be established, reports Al Rai daily. In an interview with the daily, Al-Naki affirmed that the authority has completed forming its own organizational structure which has been submitted to the Civil Service Co...

  • KAC workers stage sit-in for rights

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Several Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) employees held a sit-in due to what they described as despotism practiced against them through a number of decisions taken by the corporation depriving them of rights guaranteed by law number 6/2008 and its amendments. The protesters decried the KAC management’s alleged violation of the law, accusing the latter of playing with the fate of employees and depriving them of their legal rights. The management issued a brief statement during the sit-in, asserting the entire KAC admin...

  • Disagree With The Report Published By FlightStats, Says Air India

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  National passenger carrier Air India on Monday said that it disagrees with a report published by data services company FlightStats which has ranked the airline as the third worst global performer in terms of on-time operations in 2016. "We totally disagree with the report published by FlightStats about AI," Air India's spokesperson Dhananjay Kumar was quoted as saying in a statement. "Initially it seems that the report is fabricated, so AI management will investigate the report till the end." ...

  • ‘Seven private universities on the anvil’

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Private Universities Council Secretary- General Dr Habib Abul has affirmed the inauguration of seven private universities soon, reports Al-Anba daily. In an interview with the daily recently, Abul hinted on the probability of increasing the admission rate for internal scholarships next school year. He added the Secretariat-General of the council is still studying the new projects. Meanwhile, Gland Endocrinology professor at Kuwait University’s medical faculty Kamal Al-Shomar had earned an award for excellence from the...

  • Delhi Records Lowest Temperature, Minimum Temperature Drops To 5.2 Degrees Celsius

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Delhi recorded its lowest temperature as cold wave brought the mercury down to 5.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average was also the lowest this season. The mercury dropped by 2.8 degrees in last 24 hours (since Monday) and is expected to drop further. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the minimum temperature was expected to be 4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, while the maximum temperature on Tuesday was likely to hover around 17 degrees. "The sky will remain clear with mis...

  • Ministry to review private school fees – Universities planned

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammed Al-Faris has informed the parliamentary Education, Culture and Guidance Affairs Committee about his ministry’s plan to review the current fees in private schools. The minister made the statement in his meeting with the committee on Sunday, during which he also explained that the Universities Law does not cover the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). He said public universities will be established through the law, not a decree; while th...

  • Price of private room at public hospitals to rise

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health is planning to increase the charges of private rooms in hospitals and medical centers, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a highlevel source. He said the charges of private rooms will be increased by 200 percent for both citizens and expatriates such that a private room will cost KD 3 for citizens and KD 15 for expatriates per day instead of the current daily charges of KD 1 and KD 5 for citizens and expatriates respectively. The source affirmed that the charges for Bedoun and GCC patients will be the same as ...

  • MP Al-Dalal slams govt over anti-corruption law – Minister questioned regarding issue of employment in KAC

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Mohammad Al-Dalal criticized the anti-corruption law, lamenting that, “The government came up with a law to put the anti-corruption authority in its pocket because of the feebleness of the law”, reports Al-Rai daily. During a press conference held few days ago, he said, “The people of Kuwait are following what is transpiring in the Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority. Appointments in the authority should be based on constitutional and technical framework”. MP Al-Dalal stressed that there is a problem...

  • MoH forms panel to tackle violence against the elderly – Policies designed to support rights of seniors

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Health has formed a panel tasked with fighting violence against the elderly, a medical official announced on Sunday. The MoH will study experience of other GCC countries, ahead of working out protocols and policies designed to support rights of the old citizens, said Dr Mohammad Al-Khashti, the assistant undersecretary for private medical services, in a statement during a celebration marking the Gulf Week for the Elderly Care. Dr Al-Khashti indicated at desire to draw up “a road map” for ba...

  • No Kuwaiti airlines included in int’l list of most orderly, organized airlines of 2016

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Neither Kuwait Airways nor any other Kuwaiti airlines has been included in the international list of most orderly and organized airlines of 2016, reports Al- Shahed daily. The list was topped by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, naming it the most organized airline in terms of their flight schedule around the world in 2016 as per a report issued by Flights Stats website which specializes in the aviation industry. Qatar Airways, which is ranked fourth internationally due to its on-time performance rate of 86.34 percent, is the t...

  • PM Narendra Modi extends deadline to convert PIO cards to OCI cards

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI: The government plans to start skill development programs for young Indians who want to seek employment opportunities abroad, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Bengaluru. "It will be called the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana and will expand young people's soft skills and teach them about different cultures, so that they don't feel too alien when they set foot in a foreign land," the PM said. Indians, the PM said, have their footprint all over the world and there ar...

  • MPs call for deporting 100,000 expats annually

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: Well-informed security sources said that 29,000 expats had been deported in 2016 – almost 80 expats daily – which indicates deportation has been accelerated more than ever. The sources added that the reasons for deporting those expats varied between residency law violations and criminal violations such as traffic law violations, felonies and crimes. According to the report in Al-Qabas daily, the deportation prison management takes good care of deported expats and all the deportation prison inmates only remain in deten...

  • Foul meat found in Shuwaikh warehouse

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017
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    KUWAIT: Ministry of Commerce and Industry inspectors managed to seize 4,500 tons of meat unfit for human consumption, which were found inside a company’s warehouse in Shuwaikh. The meats were about to be distributed to various restaurants and central markets, said Eid Al-Rasheedi, the ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Control and Consumer Protection. “After sending samples to Ministry of Health’s labs, tests showed that the meat was unfit for human consumption,” Rasheedi said. Courtesy : Kuw...

  • Shah Rukh Khan Condemns Bengaluru Molestation, Says 'Teach Sons To Respect Women'

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Amid widespread outrage over the molestation incident in Bengaluru on New Year eve, superstar Shah Rukh Khan urged parents to teach their sons to respect women. "The feeling is exactly the same as other celebrities have said. I think it's completely wrong. We all, mothers and fathers, have to treat our sons in a way that they learn to respect women from an early age," the superstar said. The New Year revelry turned into a nightmare for several women who were allegedly molested despite huge police presence ...

  • Skill Programme For Indians Going Abroad For Work: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

    BENGALURU:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government will soon launch a skill development programme for young Indians seeking jobs abroad. "We will shortly launch a skill development programme, the Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana, targeted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment," the Prime Minister said at the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2017. PM Modi flashed a PIO (Person of Indian origin) card to say it supersedes the individual's passport -- as far as his ties to India are concerned. When the...

  • Ministry of Health investigates ‘embezzlement’ of over KD 70mn – ‘Over KD 450,000 offered as bribe to recruit doctors’

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health is investigating the ‘embezzlement’ of more than KD 70 million which had been earmarked for dispatching citizens for medical treatment overseas, reports Arab Times daily. According to investigations hundreds of patients who claimed to be ill and were to be dispatched for treatment, did not leave Kuwait, but pocketed the money. A reliable source said the discovery was made possible because of utmost coordination between the Ministry of Health and ports management branch of the Interior Mini...

  • ‘People dumping construction waste, garbage face big fines’

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Interior Ministry Undersecretary Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad has instructed the Environment Police Department to look into violations of environment protection regulations, particularly the improper dumping construction waste and other types of garbage. In a press statement, Al-Fahad disclosed some contractors or individuals just leave construction waste, sand, mixed cement, ready-made iron and wood used in building houses or maintenance works in residential, investment and commercial areas. He pointed out the Envi...

  • PBD Convention on 9 January 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017

    The Embassy is organizing a PBD Convention in its Auditorium on 9 January 2017 from 3 pm to 5.30 pm to discuss issues concerning the Indian Diaspora in Kuwait.   ...

  • Kollam District Pravasi Samajam expresses condolences on the demise of Mr. Sasidharan

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    Indian National N. Sasidharan, hailing from Kollam, Kilikollur, Narayana Vilasam  passed away in Kuwait. He was 67 years old. Mr. Sasidharan was working as Engineer in Kuwait United Engineering Company and left behind his wife Mrs. Thara Sasidharan and   daughters Mrs Amitha S. Thampi (Dental Doctor),Mrs. Abitha S. Thampi (Lecturer, TKM Collge Kollam) and Son.Mr. Anu S. Thampi (Medical Student) and Son in-laws Mr. Jayakumar ,Mr. Ashanath. The body will be flown to Kollam, Kerala tomorrow (8th January, 2017) and the funeral...

  • New Delhi World Book Fair kicks off today

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: The nine-day New Delhi World Book Fair begins on Saturday at Pragati Maidan. The theme for this year`s event is `Manushi`, which will focus on writings on and by women. Minister of State for Human Resources Development Mahendra Nath Pandey will inaugurate the fair, while Human Resource and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the theme pavilion on Tuesday. The fair will witness participation of nearly 800 publishers from across the country and abroad. An official release said the fair will exhibit...

  • Flying Of Para-Gliders Prohibited In Delhi Ahead Of Republic Day

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  As a precautionary anti-terror measure ahead of the Republic Day parade, Delhi Police has prohibited flying of para-gliders or microlight aircrafts over the national capital. Commissioner Alok Verma said the move came after incidents of sighting of sub-conventional aerial platforms were reported in and around Delhi. "It has been reported that certain criminal, anti-social elements or terrorists, inimical to India may pose a threat to the safety of the general public, dignitaries and vital installations by the us...

  • Om Puri's Demise Left A Huge Void In Indian Film Industry: President Mukherjee

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Veteran actor Om Puri's demise has left a huge void in the field of Indian film industry, which will be difficult to fill, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Friday. "I am sad to learn about the passing away of your father, Om Puri. A veteran and iconic actor, Om Puri delighted fans all over the world with his masterful screen presence and performance. For his contribution to Indian Cinema, he was honoured with numerous awards including the prestigious 'Padma Shri' in the year 1990. "In the pass...

  • Government Probes Jet Airways, Alliance Air Near Miss Incident

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Government has started an investigation into a "serious incident" in Nagpur airspace last month involving Jet Airways and Alliance Air planes as they came in close proximity. A possible disaster was averted as the Traffic Collision Advisory System (TCAS) set off an alarm which alerted the pilots of the two aircraft which were dangerously close to each other. The incident happened on December 2. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), mandated to probe serious incidents and accidents involving air...

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Bats For Parking Space Proof For Vehicle Registration

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said he agreed "in-principle" with his cabinet colleague M Venkaiah Naidu's suggestion of allowing registration to vehicles only after production of parking space availability certificate to the authorities. However, the Road Transport and Highways Minister said the idea requires discussion with stakeholders before it could be implemented. "In principle, I agree to the suggestion of Mr Naidu but there is a practical problem... There is need for discussions before ...

  • SpiceJet Aircraft Lands Under Emergency Conditions At Delhi Airport

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A Delhi-bound SpiceJet aircraft from Bengaluru with 176 persons onboard landed under emergency conditions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi Friday morning following partial failure of hydraulic system. All passengers and crew of SpiceJet flight SG 136 are safe, the airline said. The Boeing 737 aircraft landed at around 0845 hours, airport sources said. "SpiceJet flight SG 136, Bengaluru to Delhi, experienced, during cruise, partial hydraulic failure due loss of hydraulic fluid. &quo...

  • ‘Security tightened to monitor arrival, departure of containers’ – Bid to prevent smuggling: Al-Qudaibi

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of General Customs Department Adnan Al-Qudaibi revealed that a security team has been assigned to closely monitor the arrival and departure of containers at Shuwaikh Port, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that metal barriers have been fixed to obligate trucks to move to the inspection areas in order to prevent them from escaping from the inspection procedures. Al-Qudaibi stressed the importance of coordination among various relevant authorities in order to fulfill the task in a perfect manner. ...

  • Health charges to rise … others eyed

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al- Harbi has corroborated the news report that was published recently regarding the ministry’s intention to increase charges of the medical services offered to expatriates, reports Arab Times daily. He revealed that the increased charges will come into effect mid-February. The minister insisted that the charges of medical services and laboratory tests for expatriates will be cheaper by at least 20 percent compared to the same services in the private health sector. In a press statement,...

  • Kuwait asks FIFA for temporary lift of ban

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY  (KUNA): Kuwait’s parliamentary committee for sports and youth affairs decided on Thursday to address a message to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) requesting temporary lift of the suspension enforced on Kuwait Football Association to enable the national team take part in forthcoming Asian Cup finals. Chairman of the commission MP Saadoun Hammad Al-Otaibi said in a statement that the committee is asking FIFA to lift the suspension on temporary basis; pending government and parliamentary e...

  • Tourism sector preps plan to provide 15,000 jobs – Sector seeking to increase number of projects

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The country’s tourism sector has prepared a plan to provide 15,000 job opportunities in the tourism industry by 2020, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the sector is seeking to increase the number of touristic projects to target about 1.6 million tourists this year. The sources explained that four authorities are participating in the project for developing and promoting national tourism especially with the fall in oil prices. The need for paying special attention to the tourism sector as a so...

  • Settle telephone line bills due or face disconnection – MoC; PAHW to halt disbursement of rent allowance to 4,000 citizens

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Communications has appealed to defaulting telephone subscribers to pay their arrears, reports Al-Rai daily. The ministry disclosed its intention to set off the programmed disconnection in the course of the month upon activating the first SMS warning coming Sunday followed by a second warning. Meanwhile, Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) will suspend the disbursement of rent allowance to some 4,000 citizens who received housing allocations under the new projects, alongside those updating their data,...

  • Deadline For Registration As OCI Card Holders Extended

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    The Government of India has extended the date for registration as OCI card holders by erstwhile PIO cardholders till 30 June 2017. The conversion of PIO cards into OCI cards will be done free of charge for applications which are submitted till 30 June 2017. All concerned in Kuwait may please take advantage of the extended  dateline. ...

  • Review of service charges eyed – Health officials meet on issue

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Health Dr Mahmoud Al-Abdulhadi revealed that the Council of Undersecretaries at the ministry, during its recent meeting, discussed about “reviewing some charges of health services in accordance to their actual charges but ensuring expatriates can afford them”. In a statement he issued following the meeting, which was chaired by the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi, Dr Abdulhadi said, “The review of the health service charges will definitely lead...

  • Plan to deport one million expats runs into fierce opposition

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ambassador of Peace and Counter-Terrorism Organization of the African Arab Unity Envoy Dr. Mohammad Jassim Al-Medairis said he is shocked to hear that a proposal has been submitted to deport one million expatriates from Kuwait, reports Arab Times daily. He pointed out the deportation if carried out will be a disgrace to Kuwait and will negatively affect its reputation at the world level and will have serious implications He said: “We are against indiscriminate deportation even if the country wants to address the p...

  • MP seeks Retirement Law review

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Faisal Al- Kandari has called for a review of the Citizens Retirement Law, pointing out the law is unfair and so it should be amended. In a press statement, Al-Kandari suggested granting women the right to retire after 15 years in service and 20 years for their male counterparts in order to address loopholes in the current law. He believes that early retirement will solve a number of issues like unemployment, underemployment and the need to give deserving youths a chance to prove their abilities. He then urged the execut...

  • ‘Awqaf’ staff in dilemma after fingerprint system breaks down

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The SAP (Systems Applications and Products) time and attendance program in the Ministry of Awqaf broke down so 1,200 employees have not been able to do the daily fingerprint attendance which might deprive them of their January salary due to lack of proof that they reported for work. If the situation continues until the end of the month, the employees will have no salary. The situation has become worse as the company contracted to do maintenance work on the system is not responding. Several employees, who have not been able ...

  • ‘Hajj & Umrah’ visa fees remain: Riyadh

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no intention to cancel fees for Hajj and Umrah visas, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Saudi diplomatic sources. This came after the proliferation of advertisements mentioning the visa fee waiver, uploaded by several Umrah and Hajj caravans on social networking sites and certain commercial platforms. Sources confirmed the visa fees remain in effect, clarifying only those who will perform the ritual for the first time are exempted because the Saudi government will shoulder the fees Sources sa...

  • 9th International Stone Industry Exhibition - INDIA STONEMART- 2017 from 2-5 February 2017 at Jaipur

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS), India along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Government of Rajasthan is organizing the 9th International Stone Industry Exhibition - INDIA STONEMART (ISM) 2017 from 2 - 5 February 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. ISM is one of the largest international expositions on the stone industry featuring different varieties of stones such as marble, granite, sandstone, limestone, slate & quartz. Th...

  • “Momentum Jharkhand” Global Investors Summit (GIS) 2017 on 16-17 February

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

    The Government of the State of Jharkhand, India is organizing its flagship event – “Momentum Jharkhand” Global Investors Summit (GIS) 2017 on 16-17 February 2017 at Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. The State of Jharkhand in its endeavor to promote industrial activity has launched a new Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy 2016 as a result of which Jharkhand is currently ranked third by World Bank in terms of Ease of Doing Business in the country. To provide a focused platform to investment inflows, the State Government o...

  • Kuwait committed to OPEC's decision to reduce oil production - KPC

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) stressed Wednesday Kuwait's commitment to the Petroleum Exporting Countries' (OPEC) decision to reduce oil production to about 1.2 million barrels per day starting in January. Kuwait's share of the reduction is around 131,000 barrels a day, and will be until the end of the first quarter of 2017, KPC told KUNA in statement. On November 30, OPEC oil ministers agreed to reduce their output by 1.2 million barrels per day. Kuwait is heading the OPEC committee responsible ...

  • Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017
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    Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar was on Wednesday sworn in as 44th Chief Justice of India. The incumbent Chief Justice, T.S. Thakur, on December 6, 2016 communicated his recommendation to the government to appoint Justice Khehar. Justice Thakur retires on January 3, 2017 after a tenure of a year. Justice Khehar, who led the Constitution Bench, which scrapped the government’s National Judicial Appointments Commission law, will be the first Chief Justice from the Sikh community. Justice Khehar will have a tenure of over seven mon...

  • 700 Birds To Be Culled Following Bird Flu Scare

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017
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    AHMEDABAD:  The Gujarat Animal Husbandry Department on Tuesday decided to cull around 700 birds kept at an animal care centre near the city after some of the Guinea fowls brought to Ahmedabad from Mumbai were found to be infected with Avian Influenza, commonly known as Bird flu. The animal care centre is run by a city based NGO 'Asha Foundation' at Hathijan village on the outskirts of city. Adhering to Centre's guidelines to control Bird flu from spreading further, authorities have sealed the premises and declared th...

  • Kuwait oil price down by 15 cents to USD 51.72 pb

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down by 15 cents Tuesday to reach USD 51.72 per barrel as oppose to USD 51.87 pb last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday. At the global level, the price of oil went down after the US Dollar made gains, reaching levels unprecedented since 2002. The situation led investors to sell shares to gain profit. The price of the Brent Crude went down by USD 1.35 to settle at USD 55.47 per barrel. The price of the West Texas Intermediate also went down by USD 1.39 to settle at...

  • Tabtabaei proposes 40-year minimum retirement age for Kuwaiti women

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei  filed a number of proposals to amend the condition of decree number 23/2013 pertaining the minimum age of Kuwaiti women eligible for social aid and allowances, asking to reduce it from 55 to 40. Tabtabaei also proposed giving top officials (ministers, MPs undersecretaries and their assistants) dispatched on state missions only economy class flight tickets in order to help cut expenses. In addition, Tabtabaei proposed building branches of Kuwait University, the basic studies college and the faculty of ...

  • Zoo celebrates New Year with newborn giraffe, Arabian oryx

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT : Kuwait Zoo welcomed a new member  with the birth of a baby giraffe. This is not the first time that a giraffe was born at the zoo, yet it is still considered a special event. “We do not know if the baby giraffe is male or female yet, as we were not able to get very close to it,” a staff member at the Zoo told the Kuwait Times. “We have to give it a chance to walk. Also, we want to avoid upsetting the mother, which would happen if we came too close to her baby. We are happy with this delivery, and the zoo plans...

  • ‘Ending Kafala system key to curbing visa trafficking’ – ‘Move to end expats exploitation’

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Several citizens and expatriates have called for emulation of Qatar by canceling the Kafala system. They are of the view that cancellation of the system will eliminate the phenomenon of visa trade to alleviate the suffering of expatriate workers, reports Al Seyassah daily. In a special report, the daily pointed to gross violations and sufferings some expatriate workers are subjected to, which cannot be described, coupled with endless blackmail of their sponsors. They noted cancellation of the system will ease the bur...

  • MP bids to cancel water, power price hikes

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Riyadh Al-Adsani has unveiled his plan to present a bill canceling the decision to increase electricity and water charges. Warning that the increase, even if it does not cover private houses, will affect citizens negatively; Al-Adsani pointed out in a press statement that the increase reached more than 1,200 percent in a certain sector while the companies affected by this decision will dodge it through the ordinary citizens who will suffer the brunt of such a move. He added that before increasing the electricity and wate...

  • Decision issued to look into lawsuits during night shifts

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Justice and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Dr Faleh Al- Azb confirmed the issuance of a decision to look into lawsuits during night shift — from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm — due to the large number of lawsuits, reports Al- Seyassah daily. He also unveiled a plan to issue a decision on opening offices affiliated to the Sentences Enforcement Department along the borders soon. He disclosed these offices will allow those traveling to pay fines without disrupting their travel arrangements. He added ...

  • Residents express ‘frustration’ over increased bus ticket fares – ‘Public transport buses in bad condition’

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of Kuwaiti citizens and expatriates expressed frustration over the bad conditions of the public transportation buses and the increased ticket charges. Kuwaiti citizen Ali Al-Saleh said the public transportation buses are in very bad condition and most of them emit smoke that affects public health and the environment of Kuwait. He stressed that absence of monitoring is the main reason behind such miserable conditions of the buses. Expatriate Hosni Al-Adli explained that the public transportation buses are just like ...

  • USD up against KD at 0.306

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The US Dollar's rate of exchange against the Kuwaiti Dinar was up Tuesday to 0.306, whereas the euro was down to KD 0.320, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK). The rate of the Sterling Pound was down to KD 0.376 while the Swiss Franc was stable at KD 0.299, said the CBK, adding that the Japanese Yen was up to KD 0.002. ...

  • 104 disabled parking violations committed

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    KUWAIT: The Interior Ministry’s General Traffic Department began implementing article 63 of law number 8/2010, which punishes people using the parking spots designated for disabled persons for a one-month jail sentence and/or a KD 100 fine. On the first day after the law went into effect last Sunday, traffic department carried out several traffic campaigns resulting in issuing 104 traffic citation for use of the said parking spots; 21 in Farwaniya, 15 in Ahmadi, 21 in Hawally, 10 in Mubarak Al-Kabeer, 20 in the Capital and 17 in Jahra....

  • 1,403,457 expats in private sector

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT: The total number of expats working for the private sector amounts to 1,403,457, according to official statistics as of Dec 31, 2016, said Abdullah Al-Motoutah, Acting Director of the Public Authority for Manpower. The total number of residency visa transfers made as of that date was 197,000, residency renewals totaled 797,000 and 47,000 residency cancellations for departure were processed. Motoutah also noted that the total number of employers’ violations was 1,091, and that the joint committee for reorganizing expatriate l...

  • K-Net started activating a new customer verification technology

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

    From Jan 1, 2017, Kuwait Shared Electronic Banking Services Company (K-Net) started activating a new customer verification technology will be used by adding more security elements and a special verification code to transactions worth KD 25 and higher. K-Net CEO Abdullah Al-Ajmi said customers will no longer be able to use their cards for online shopping or paying pills unless they have their information updated with their banks, especially their mobile phone number, on which the bank will text clients a secret onetime code. Ajmi said 230 mil...

  • To Exchange Old Notes, NRIs Need To Get Form Stamped From Customs

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    New Delhi: NRIs and Indian nationals abroad can deposit up to Rs 25,000 of the demonetised currency during the 3-6 month grace period, but only if they show the junked notes to Customs officials at the airport and get declaration form stamped. The declaration will have to be submitted at specified branches of the Reserve Bank while depositing the junked currency, a finance ministry notification stated. While the 50-day window for such deposits at banks or post offices ended on December 30, the government has offered a grace period fo...

  • Mortal Remains Of 2 Indians Killed In Turkey To Reach On Wednesday

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The mortal remains of two Indians - including a Bollywood producer - who were among the 39 people killed in a terror attack in an Istanbul nightclub, will be brought back to India on Wednesday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the bodies of Abis Hasan Rizvi and Khushi Shah from Gujarat will be brought back by Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul tonight and reach Mumbai on Wednesday morning. The minister added that Indian envoy in Turkey Rahul Kulshreshth made all the necessary arrangements. "I ...

  • CBI Conducts Searches At 13 Places In Surat, Files 2 Cases Of Forgery

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    SURAT:  CBI registered cases against bank officials, two businessmen and their associates for depositing over Rs. 60.5 crore in alleged fake bank accounts post-demonetisation, the central agency said today. Cases were registered after CBI conducted searches at 13 places including Surat in connection with two matters, the investigating agency said in a release. One case was registered against a branch manager and a senior manager of a nationalised bank in Surat along with an owner of a city-based private firm and unknown persons, the...

  • Kuwait charges Australian for terror

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has filed terrorism charges against an Australian citizen Hicham Zahab, a former extremist accused of playing a key role in smuggling and supplying the Islamic State (IS) organization with surface-to-air missiles, reports The Australian. According to a press statement issued by the Embassy of Kuwait in Canberra, the criminal charges against the accused are related to supporting and financing terrorism and joining the terrorist organization DAESH as well as money laundering and transferring funds from Australia via a ...

  • Fuel prices set

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Finance has fixed the prices for different categories of fuel based on the new tariff plan, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the petrol prices from January until end of March will be as follows — Benzene 91 Octane (Ultra) will be 85 fils per liter, 95 Octane (Super) will be 105 fils per liter and 98 Octane (premium), which constitutes 2 percent of the total fuel consumption in Kuwait, will be 165 fils per liter. The prices of diesel and kerosene will be 100 fils per liter...

  • Radical group said to penetrate university; students being misled – Open probe, minister urged

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Hezbollah of Lebanon is said to have penetrated the Kuwait University through one of the faculties and is reportedly training students on information technology and methods of storing data, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, this is done by a specialized civil company that boasts of experts in this fi eld. Reliable sources say this company is funded by Hezbollah and through this company students are being brainwashed because these courses are related to radical information. The sources say a request has been forw...

  • ‘Increasing rate of obesity worrying’

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Former health minister, general surgical consultant, oncologist and consultant for laparoscopic surgery Dr Mohammed Al-Jarallah has warned against the increasing rate of obesity in the country, reports Aljarida daily. He stressed the consequences of this epidemic, which is usually associated with heart diseases, digestive system diseases, breathing problems, high blood pressure and many other diseases. In an interview with the daily, Dr Al-Jarallah revealed that half of the Kuwaiti women are obese because of their diet. He ...

  • RBI allows NRIs to exchange defunct notes up to June 30

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come out with conditions for exchange of defunct notes for those, including non-resident Indians, who failed to do so till December 31, the last day for depositing the invalid currency notes in banks. Resident Indian citizens, who were abroad from November 9th to December 30th, can avail this facility up to March 31st, 2017 and NRI citizens, who were abroad during this period, can exchange their defunct notes up to June 30th, 2017. While there is no monetary limit for exchange for the el...

  • Citizens, residents swarm Gulf Street to celebrate ‘New Year’

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Citizens and expatriates of all ages thronged to Gulf Street and arenas nationwide to celebrate the New Year holiday in an artistic atmosphere filled with joy and optimism, reports Al Seyassah daily. Kuwait’s skies lit up with the wonderful sparkling colors of fireworks and firecrackers while the arenas and malls in all governorates were filled with overwhelming joy amid everyone’s sense of optimism as they wish for peace around the world. The Gulf Street witnessed celebratory scenarios since the first hours of ...

  • IOC refuses to lift Kuwait ban

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

    LAUSANNE : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law. World sports bodies led by the IOC and football governing body FIFA suspended Kuwait in October 2015 for the second time since 2010 over alleged government meddling in sports. Kuwait’s public sports authority had on Dec 23 written to the IOC and FIFA urging them to “lift the ban on Kuwaiti sports activities temporarily until relevant local...

  • 8,157 illegal residents adjusted their status: central apparatus

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Between 2011 until end of December 2016, some 8,157 illegal residents have adjusted their status in Kuwait, said the Central Agency for Illegal Residents Affairs here on Sunday. Head of the status adjustment department of the apparatus Colonel Mohammad Al-Wohaib told KUNA that 5,637 illegal residents have adjusted their status and reverted back to their Saudi nationality, 923 to the Iraqi and 816 to the Syrian. He added that 94 persons reverted back to the Iranian nationality, 49 to the Jordanian and 638 to other nati...

  • MP voices hope for genuine reform

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “This year, we hope to see genuine reforms in State administration and ministerial work — particularly in the human rights field — while closing the past page along with granting amnesty to prisoners, reinstatement of citizenship and stopping prosecutions, says Chairman of the parliamentary Human Rights Committee MP Adel Al-Damkhi. Al-Damkhi said he wants to witness amnesty being granted to prisoners and reinstatement of citizenship for those stripped of their nationality unfairly through the initiative of his...

  • UPSC NDA, NA exams 2017: Registration process to start from Jan 18

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    New Delhi: The registration process for NDA (National Defence Academy) and NA (Naval Academy) exams will commence from January 18. The exam is being conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for admission into army, navy and air force wings of the NDA. Candidates can apply for the exams at www.upsc.nic.in The exam will be held on April 23 and the courses will start from July 2. Educational qualification: NDA: Candidates interested in applying for the academy need to have cleared Class 12 or equivalent examin...

  • Air Marshal Anil Khosla The New Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Of East

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    SHILLONG:  Air Marshal Anil Khosla took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) Eastern Air Command in Shillong on Sunday. An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Air Marshal Khosla was commissioned in the fighter stream of Indian Air Force in December 1979 and has over 4000 hours of accident free flying record mainly on different variants of Jaguar, MiG-21 and Kiran aircraft. He is equally experienced on both Ground attack and Air Defence roles with specialisation on maritime role. He was awarded Commandant's med...

  • NSG Website Hacked, Defaced With Abusive Message Against PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Suspected Pakistan-affiliated operatives on Sunday hacked the official website of the elite National Security Guard (NSG) and defaced it with a profanity-laden message against the Prime Minister and anti-India content. Officials said the hacking attempt was noticed early on Sunday and the URL - www.nsg.gov.in - was blocked soon after by the counter-terror force from its headquarters in New Delhi. The hackers, identifying themselves as 'Alone Injector', posted the offensive content on the site's home page....

  • 4 Killed, 26 Injured In Bus-Tractor Collision In Chhattisgarh

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    RAIPUR:  At least three women and a 6-year-old girl were killed while 26 others injured when a bus they were travelling in after attending a family function, collided with a tractor in Gariyaband district, police said. The accident took place last on Sunday night on Gariyaband-Raipur road when around 40 persons were returning to Mana Basti village after attending a family function at Tarra Village near Rajim, around 45 kms away from Raipur, Gariyaband Additional Superintendent of Police Neha Pandey said. "On way back, when ...

  • PM Narendra Modi's Mega Rally In Lucknow Today, 15 Lakh People Expected, Says BJP

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega rally today in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow and is expected to follow up Saturday's farmer and poor-focused sops with some more big ticket announcements ahead of crucial assembly elections in the state. Elections dates are expected to be announced any day and with that a model code of conduct will be in force which prohibits the announcement of sops or new schemes and policies. On Saturday, New Year's Eve, PM Modi had in an address to the nation announced a numb...

  • MoH to host 24 renowned physicians this month

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of January 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) is set to welcome this month a contingent of 24 visiting international consultant physicians from a vast array of medical fields. The visiting doctors will be treating critical health conditions that entail rare and intricate procedures, a statement by the ministry noted on Sunday, adding that the multi-national group of doctors will also share their know-how with local physicians. Moreover, the visit is also part of the MoH's efforts to infuse global expertise into the country's ...

  • On new year, India and Pakistan trade fire on LoC

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of January 2017
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    Jammu: The Pakistan Army on Sunday resorted to unprovoked firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police said the Pakistanis resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian positions at three places. "The Indian Army retaliated effectively using same calibre weapons," a police official said. The shelling and firing started around 9.30 a.m. Courtesy : Zeenews ...

  • Top 10 quotes from PM Modi's New Year Eve speech

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of January 2017
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the New Year's Eve on Saturday addressed the nation in a television broadcast. In his speech, he defended his government's decisions like demonetisation, developmental and welfare schemes for the poor as well as outlined the priority areas for 2017. Here are the PM's top quotes: 1 Time for politicians to let go of 'holier than thou' approach. They should now work to change the system. 2 One thought vices of social life had become part of our being. But we must rethink...

  • PAHW implements Kuwaitization policy by replacing expat labour – No new contract for expatriates issued last year

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority of Housing Welfare (PAHW) has started implementing the “Kuwaitization” policy by replacing expatriate labor force with national labor force – a move aimed at encouraging the latter, especially after the authority noticed the migration of its Kuwaiti employees to other governmental institutions, which reduced the number of Kuwaiti employees to 112 from 1195 employees in the fiscal year 2014/2015, reports Arab Times daily. According to reliable sources, PAHW will end the contracts of the exp...

  • Expats in Kuwait ‘enjoy’ good living, excellent medical services

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Domestic Workers Affairs at Ministry of Interior Mohammed Al-Ajmi insists that expatriate workers in Kuwait enjoy good living conditions and excellent medical services, reports Arab Times daily. In his speech during a ceremony organized at the United Nations House in Mishref to mark the International Migration Day, Al-Ajmi explained that Kuwait has issued several laws and legislations to organize the domestic workers sector and improve the living conditions of domestic workers. Law No. 86/2015 was aimed at issui...

  • ‘Domestics offered excellent services’

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Interior participated in the celebration of International Migrants Day at the United Nations building in Mishref recently. Present at the event were acting Assistant Undersecretary for Reform Institutions and Sentences Enforcement Major General Majed Al-Majed, Director of the General Directorate of the Undersecretary Office Major General Mansour Al-Awadi, Director General of the General Directorate of Service Centers Major General Adeeb Al-Suwaidan, Director of the Domestic Directorate at the General Directorate...

  • MoH plans to include housewives on health insurance scheme – Out of 235,000, 215,00 women married to Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Health Dr Mahmoud Abdulhadi said the ministry is conducting feasibility study to include housewives in the category of retirees on the health insurance scheme, ‘Afia’. The ministry has already proposed applying the health insurance scheme on retirees in the first phase before it is generalized on all citizens in batches and segments. In a statement, Dr Abdulhadi added the ministry started notifying concerned authorities to determine the number of reti...

  • ‘Financial donations triple after ministry banned cash donations’

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Department of Charity Organizations and Donor Associations at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Munira Al-Kandari said, “Financial donations have tripled after the ministry banned cash donations and imposed strict control and surveillance on charity organizations to ensure compliance to the relevant rules and regulations”. In her statement, Al-Kandari indicated about some people who seek to tarnish the charitable reputation of Kuwait by spending the donations for purposes different from the ones f...

  • 'Chinnamma' Sasikala to take over as AIADMK chief today

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016
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    Chennai: V.K. Sasikala, who has been appointed to the top post in the AIADMK, will formally take charge as its general secretary here Saturday. The AIADMK headquarters at Royapettah here is being spruced up for the occasion with a dais being set up near the MGR statue to facilitate Sasikala to pay tributes to the party founder before taking charge. She is expected to formally assume office as the party chief by 11.00 am Saturday, AIADMK spokesperson CR Saraswathy told PTI. In keeping with the Dravidian political ethos of paying t...

  • Israel Issues Severe Travel Warning For India, Citing Immediate Threat Of Attacks

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016
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    JERUSALEM:Israel has issued an "immediate and severe" travel warning for Western tourists in India, citing an immediate threat of attack on tourist targets during New Year celebrations, particularly in south-west part of India. "We are warning Israeli tourists in India of the possibility of imminent terrorist attacks against western targets and tourists, particularly in the southwest of that country," Israel's anti-terrorism directorate said in a statement released by the Prime Minister's office. "A p...

  • From Jan 1, withdraw Rs.4,500 from ATMs

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016
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    The Reserve Bank of India has increased the cash withdrawal limit from automated teller machines to Rs 4,500 per day from January 1. The cash withdrawal limit was Rs 2,500 since the withdrawal of the high value currency notes. "Such disbursals should predominantly be in the denomination of ₹ 500," RBI said. There is no change in weekly withdrawal limit of Rs 24,000,  the central bank clarified. Courtesy : The Hindu ...

  • 11 dead, scores missing after Jharkhand mine collapse, probe ordered

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016
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    Ranchi/New Delhi: At least 11 miners were killed and many others feared trapped after a coal mine collapsed in Jharkhand's Godda district on Friday. The tragedy occurred at the Rajmahal Opencast Project of Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) around 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, officials said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das among others have condoled the deaths of the miners. "So far 10 bodies have been recovered while two persons have been hospitalised ...

  • Discriminatory speech spread hatred towards the expatriates – Election leaves behind sense of negativity

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The recent National Assembly election left behind a sense of negativity that will remain in the Kuwaiti society for a long period and one of its highlights was the discriminatory speech which spread hatred towards the expatriates. Outrageous violation of human rights principles was observed in the election campaigns of some candidates as they attempted to take advantage of the lopsided population structure issue to gain the support of voters and launch attacks on the oppressed expatriate labor force. These candidates ei...

  • 119,000 people expected to travel abroad to celebrate the New Year

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Director for Aviation Safety and Air Transportation at the Directorate General for Civil Aviation Imad Al-Jalawi indicated that 119,000 individuals are expected to travel during the period between Dec 28 and Jan 1 to spend the New Year holiday outside Kuwait, reports Arab Times daily. He explained that there will be ten additional flights during this period to transport about 2,066 passengers. The flights are already scheduled within the designed time schedule. He revealed that the preferred destinations are Duba...

  • Several experts slam Assembly’s Negative Phenomena Committee – Panel will pave way for extremist ideologies: Hayat

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of liberals and political activists have rejected the presence of a Negative Phenomena Committee in the National Assembly, insisting that Kuwait is a constitutional state and not a religious one, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University Dr Shamlan Al-Essa described such a committee as a shameful blemish on Kuwaiti democracy. He stressed that the Kuwaiti Constitution guarantees personal freedom and freedom of speech, insisting that no minister or MP has the right to attack the f...

  • Al-Fares proposes to change some schools timetable – Bid to reduce traffic jams

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Mohammed Al-Fares revealed about a proposal to change the timetable of some schools on an experimental basis with the aim of reducing traffi c jams, reports Al-Rai daily. He said the Undersecretary of the ministry proposed this during a meeting of the Higher Traffic Council of which he is a member. Dr Al-Fares said this experiment is the first of its kind aimed at studying the results and identifying the rate of contribution in solving the traffic congestion problem ...

  • Demonetisation: Last day to deposit old Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes today

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: As the 50-day deadline to deposit old Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes ends on Friday, people are pinning their hope on an extension of the date. While many expect the government to extend the deadline of December 30 for deposit of invalid Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, the government has time and again reiterated that it has no plans to do the same. The government had on November 8 demonetised 500 and 1,000 rupee notes and asked the holders of such notes to either deposit them or exchange in banks between November 9 and December 30. Th...

  • 52 Trains Delayed, 12 Rescheduled Due To Fog In North India

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  At least 52 trains were running late while 12 others were rescheduled on Friday due to heavy fog in many parts of north India, a railway official said. According to the Northern Railway official, the Patna Rajdhani was running 25 hours late, the Brahmputra Mail was running 24 hours behind schedule and the Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express was over 22 hours late. The official also said that 12 trains were rescheduled. Meanwhile, according to the Delhi International Airport Limited, which manages operations at the Indir...

  • The Indian Embassy organizing PBD Convention

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

    The Embassy is organizing a PBD Convention in its Auditorium on 9 January 2017 from 3 pm to 5.30 pm to discuss issues concerning the Indian Diaspora in Kuwait. ...

  • Nuke Club NSG Draft Rule May Allow India's Membership, Leave Pakistan Out

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016
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    WASHINGTON:A new draft proposal circulated among Nuclear Suppliers Group or NSG member states early this month could pave the way for India to become a member of the elite club, but this is unlikely to happen before the end of the Barack Obama presidency next month. The American push for India to become a full-fledged member of the NSG would now have to be pursued by the incoming Trump Administration as the outgoing Obama Administration is unlikely to fulfill its promise made to the Modi Government before its term expires on January 20, ...

  • Back From Hospital, Sushma Swaraj Helps Indian In Trouble In Canada

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Days after being discharged from hospital after a kidney transplant, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has put her helping gloves back on. Today, Ms Swaraj helped a man in Canada reach the Indian Consulate in Toronto and overcome difficulties relating to Persons of Indian Origin or PIO card. Arun Janarthanan from Toronto tweeted to Ms Swaraj that his mother had suffered a stroke and that there was nobody to look after her and that he needed help with PIO card. Prompt as she has been in the past, Ms Swaraj directed the I...

  • PM Narendra Modi Likely To Address The Nation On Notes Ban Before New Year

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to make another address to the nation on the notes ban on Saturday, December 31, at 7.30 pm, sources have said.  In a televised address on November 8, he had suddenly banned 500 and 1,000-rupee notes, a move aimed at eliminating corruption and black or undeclared money. A deadline for depositing old notes in bank accounts ends tomorrow, December 30. Sources say, PM Modi may speak about the steps likely to be taken to ease cash flow that has been a major problem since notes ban ...

  • New Year Holiday

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

    The Embassy will be closed on Sunday, 1st January 2017 on the occasion of New Year.  Emergency consular services will, however, be rendered to all. The Embassy takes this opportunity to extend warm greetings and best wishes to all members of Indian Community on this occasion. ...

  • Owners of some Salmiya, Hawalli buildings cut rent

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Owners of some investment buildings in Salmiya and Hawalli areas have started reducing their rent and two-bedroom flat— for the first time in many years, has gone down to KD 300 and below, reports Arab Times daily. Lute The daily quoting sources pointed out that most of the buildings are new and their owners have agreed with real estate agents to rent two-bedroom flats for KD 280 in Salmiya area. They added the rent of three-bedroom flats also dropped to KD 400 and below in areas like Fintas after jumping down fro...

  • ‘Law to protect doctors rights’ – Draft to be ready in 3 months

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Health (MoH) will appoint a committee tasked with devising a plan to enact a law to protect the rights of doctors and healthcare providers, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi said on Wednesday. The law will be formulated within three months, Al-Harbi noted, expressing hope that the issue would take precedence, given its paramount significance. Moreover, he said that the impending law will be instrumental in establishing trust between healthcare providers and patients. The Minister of Health also ...

  • Embassy to appeal Pinay term – Legal team to seek commutation of 10-year sentence

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: The Philippine Embassy through its legal counsel will appeal the 10-year sentence handed by the Kuwait Court of First Instance against a Filipina household service worker (HSW) for allegedly pledging allegiance to the jihadist militant group ISIS and plotting attacks in Kuwait. “We fully respect the decision of the Kuwaiti Court and the judicial process. On the other hand, we will file an appeal through our legal team before the Kuwait Court of Appeals for the commutation of her sentence,” disclosed on Wednesday ...

  • Aadhaar-Based Passes For Airport Employees From January 1

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  From January 1, all individuals working at airports across the country will have to furnish their Aadhaar number to obtain the mandatory Airport Entry Passes (AEPs) used for entry and exit. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the mandated force for civil airports, will implement the measure from January 1 after the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issued an order in this regard on its request. "From January 1, all AEPs will be made using the Aadhaar number of the individual working or employed ...

  • Stray Dogs Eat Body Of Bhutanese Woman At Hospital In Bihar

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016
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    PATNA:  A foreign tourist's body kept outside the post-mortem room of a Bihar hospital was eaten by stray dogs, police said on Tuesday. The negligence of health officials is being cited as the reason behind the incident, police said. "Some stray dogs were seen eating body parts of a Bhutanese woman, who was killed in a road accident in Begusarai on Monday," police officer Ali Sabri said. According to the police, 53-year-old Pema Choden was hit by a speeding truck. She was on her way to Bodh Gaya in Gaya district to att...

  • Police to crack down on New Year parties – ‘No search without warrant’

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Interior has taken necessary steps to ensure the New Year celebrations this Saturday night will be devoid of any violations of the law and traditions of the Kuwaiti society. According to sources, securitymen will raid places suspected of holding illegal and illicit parties throughout the country especially in camps, chalets, flats, livestock pens, farms and other such places. They revealed that the General Department for Criminal Evidences will form teams to observe and arrest those who do not abide by the la...

  • Interior minister issues new amendments to traffic rules – ‘Heavy licence needed for vehicles carrying over 7 people’

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Engineer Sheikh Khaled Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah has issued a ministerial decision amending Article 85 of Decision No. 81/76 of the executive traffic regulations as follows; Private Driver’s Licenses will be issued for vehicles that carry up to 7 passengers, transport vehicles that carry less than 2 tons of load, and taxis. Driver’s licenses issued for Kuwaitis and citizens of the Gulf countries will be valid for 15 years and the validity of licenses iss...

  • e-stamp machines breakdown causes congestion – Call to supply utilities with technicians

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Severe congestion was experienced in a number of government and private utilities and offices especially immigration departments, service centers and clinics due to breakdown of estamps machines, reports Arab Times daily. Many visitors expressed their resentment over the failure of the e-stamp machines, stressing on the need for supplying these utilities with technicians to repair the faults in these machines in order to avoid delays in completion of transactions and congestion in the offices. In this regard, Al-Qabas da...

  • Manpower plans to change work process of the individual disputes

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Public Authority for Manpower is planning to change the work process of the individual disputes committee following the launch of the automated system, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They indicated that the new work process based on the automated system will be in the following manner — Receiving transactions in the department registered by the company file, paying fees through KNet in the departments and checking transactions via the computer system to ensure the relevant conditions and regulations ar...

  • Partial commercial licenses eyed to ‘employees’ of public sector – Move to find other sources of income

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Commerce and Industry is considering the possibility of granting partial commercial licenses to the staff of the public sector, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the ministry is taking such a step to pave the way for employees of ministries and governmental bodies to find other sources of income provided they are not in violation of the relevant terms and conditions of the governmental work. The sources explained that this step will also diversify the economic activity and ultimately red...

  • 14 Coaches Of Sealdah-Ajmer Express Derail Near Kanpur: Helpline Numbers

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016
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    KANPUR:  At least two people were killed and many injured after 15 coaches of Sealdah-Ajmer Express derailed near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh early this morning, two of the coaches falling into a dry canal bed, police said. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. The accident happened near Rura railway station, about 70 km from Kanpur, Injured have been rushed to hospital, with eight in critical condition, according to news agency Associated Press.  Rescue teams have reached the spot and all the passengers trapped ...

  • Sunday 1st Jan 2017, set as holiday

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced on Monday that Sunday Jan 1 will be a public holiday to mark the start of the new year, citing a Cabinet decree. Normal operations for all state bodies and agencies will resume the following day (Monday) Jan 2, it said in a press statement. ...

  • MoH adopts natl strategy for dealing with diseases – Ministry wins 85% of medical error cases

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Affairs at Ministry of Health Dr Majida Al-Qattan has affirmed that the ministry has adopted a national strategy for dealing with a number of common and dangerous diseases in the Kuwaiti society, reports Al-Anba daily. She revealed that a ministerial decision has been issued in this regard to form a national committee for ensuring prevention of Hepatitis, adding that this committee includes experts of different specializations to prepare a national strategy for eradicating Hepatitis ...

  • Plan to renovate beachfront in Jahra, build ‘labor towns’ – ‘Imported foodstuff subjected to strict measures’

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY(KUNA): Kuwait Municipality plans to examine, in line with His Highness the Amir’s aspiration to transform the country into a regional financial hub, a number of mega projects such as construction of labor towns and renovating the shores adjacent to Al-Jahra district, the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs said. The municipality, in the foreseeable future, will devote attention to proposed projects such as building the labor towns, a service and entertainment center in Al-Ugailah district, renovating Al-Jahra Govern...

  • ‘Rumors’ on teachers exactly ‘that’ – No terminations planned

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: In reaction to rumors targeting expatriates in the past few days with regard to alleged calls for the deportation of a large number of expatriates and the dismissal of female expatriate teachers who filed lawsuits to obtain their rights concerning housing allowances, concerned ministers have discarded the entire story as “mere rumor”. Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares affirmed that his ministry has no intention to end the services of the female expatriate teachers who received the fi...

  • Government Planning To Penalise Those Found Guilty Of Polluting Ganga

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  The Narendra Modi-government is planning to penalise those found guilty of polluting the Ganga river, in a first of its kind bill which aims to ensure cleanliness and uninterrupted flow of the river. The Ganga act is being prepared by a panel headed by Justice Girdhar Malviya, and once it is being finalised the bill will be taken up the Union Cabinet, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti told reporters in Delhi. "I want to ensure ensure cleanliness (Nirmalta) and uninterrupted flow (avirlta) of Ganga from its ori...

  • Minimum Temperature Drops In Himachal Pradesh, Water Pipes Freeze In higher Hills

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016
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    SHIMLA:  The tribal areas, higher hills and several places in lower hills of Himachal Pradesh reeled under biting cold wave conditions as the minimum temperature dropped by three to five degrees in spite of clear weather on Monday. Thick ground frost occurred in mid and higher hills. Slippery road conditions made driving hazardous, while water pipes froze and burst at several places affecting water supply. The high-altitude tribal areas groaned under freezing conditions with minimum temperatures staying between minus 10 and ...

  • Jet Airways Flight Takes 360-Degree Spin At Goa's Dabolim Airport Runway, Some Passengers Injured

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016
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    PANAJI: A Jet Airways plane with 154 on board took a 360-degree spin as it skidded off the runway while taking off at Goa's Dabolim airport this morning. Emergency slides were used to move passengers out of the plane. Some 15 people suffered minor injuries while being evacuated, said officials. Images showed medical staff treating injured passengers lying on stretchers. Some may have suffered fractures, said officials. The plane was seen partly on the runway. The airport was closed for a while. The Directorate General of ...

  • Hundreds pay homage to 2004 tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016
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    Chennai: Hundreds of people living in Tamil Nadu's coastal districts on Monday paid homage to those who were swallowed by the 2004 tsunami on this day. Silent rallies were held in tsunami affected areas as people offered milk and flowers to the sea for the dead. In 2004, giant waves swallowed thousands of people in Tamil Nadu's coastal areas like Nagapattinam, Chennai, Cuddalore, Velankanni and Poompuhar. Over 8,000 people lost their lives in Tamil Nadu to these giant waves in twelve years back. Courtesy : Zeenews ...

  • India's longest-range nuclear capable missile, Agni-5, test-fired

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016
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    Balasore: India on Monday tested its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile 'Agni-V' from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. As per The Times of India, Agni-V is capable of reaching the northern parts of China. The missile's earlier versions can reach anywhere in Pakistan and parts of western China. The three stage, solid propellant missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher from the launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR). It was the fourth develo...

  • Over 900 cylinders blast in Karnataka in 9 minutes

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016
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    Chikkaballapura: In an unfortunate incident, more than 900 cylinders stored in two trucks exploded near Chintamani in Karnataka`s Chikkaballapura district in the span of nine minutes on Sunday night. The blast resulted in a huge fire that engulfed two trucks and a Bolero vehicle. No casualties have been reported so far. As per reports, the incident took place due to a short circuit of the battery. The fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flame and as of now the situation is under control. The police and fire departm...

  • The International Monetary Fund warns against tax on expat remittances

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned about the intention of some Gulf countries about taxation on the money transfers by expatriates, reports Arab Times daily. The report said 90 percent of the employees in the private sector are expatriates and there will be many negative effects if this step is implemented. The report added money transfer by expatriates in the entire Gulf region is $84.4 billion and the 5 percent tax will make up only 0.3 of the total income of the Gulf countries so it will not give any reason...

  • Ministry plans for best service to citizen abroad

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Consular Affairs Sami Al-Hamad revealed keenness of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide the best service to citizens while they travel abroad, reports Al-Qabas daily. He added that Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers the best service to residents in relation to attestation of certificates and other documents. He pointed out that the Directorate of Consular Affairs has a department for document attestation, and with six centers spread across the country for that purpose. He noted the ce...

  • HH Amir concerned over illegal residents issues – Commission’s work results presented during meeting

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and top leaders are concerned over the illegal residents’ issue, the Minister of Interior affirmed on Sunday. Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, also the Deputy Prime Minister, stressed the necessity of following up and resolving this issue, in line with His Highness the Amir’s instructions. He was speaking during a meeting of the Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents Affairs’ Board. He expressed gratitude to the board members for their e...

  • Kuwait greets UN move on ‘Jewish settlements’

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): State of Kuwait Saturday welcomed UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2334 which condemned Israeli settlement activities and demanded stop of construction on occupied Palestinian lands. This resolution is in harmony with UNSC’s “historic responsibilities” to preserve international peace and stability, a foreign ministry source, requesting anonymity, told KUNA in a statement. The source said the resolution affirmed the international community’s conviction in illegality of Jewish settlements ov...

  • Christians in Kuwait pray for peace on Christmas Eve – Thousands throng churches for Mass

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY: Braving the cold winter weather, people prayed for peace in the heart of this conservative Muslim State — a haven for religious tolerance as thousands of Christians Saturday attended the annual Christmas Eve Mass to commemorate the birth of Infant Jesus — a festive season spreading over a week. For some it is a month-long festival that starts with the Advent on the Sunday next to November 26 and ends on January 6 with the feast of the Epiphany. The Holy Family Cathedral in downtown Kuwait City was packed to capac...

  • Proposal to hike health insurance fees rejected – Owners of buildings, schools will suffer

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Citizens and expatriates have rejected the recently proposed hike in health insurance fees from KD 50 to KD 130, arguing implementation of the proposal could lead many families to leave the country. In an investigation report, a number of citizens; owners of investment buildings, foodstuffs centers, and private schools argued that they will be hurt economically if the expatriate families leave the country due to high cost of living, and their businesses will suffer since expatriates stimulate the local economy. They rei...

  • Illegal marginal labour force a burden on society: Al-Hamoud

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Hamoud affirmed that the most dangerous challenge that the country is facing is the illegal marginal labor force, which is a burden on the society that is striving to develop and progress through productivity of the people of Kuwait, reports Arab Times daily. In his press statement, Sheikh Al- Hamoud affirmed that unproductive expatriate labor force do nothing but disturb the safety and security of the society through problems and bad behaviors that hamper the society’s advancement ...

  • National Assembly Female security force …. win for women empowerment – ‘Life changing experience’

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY(KUNA): The inclusion of female security personnel in the National Assembly Guard is considered as another victory for women empowerment in Kuwait. After reaching several key positions within the public and private domains, the ambition to be included in the state’s security and armed forces took years to achieve. With their determination and willingness to protect Kuwait, women finally attained their position alongside men in service of the country. Speaking to KUNA, a number of female and male security personnel expres...

  • Dazzling materialism has taken Christmas hostage: Pope

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016
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    Vatican City: Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been "taken hostage" by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary. Francis, leading the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas for the fourth time since his election in 2013, said in his Christmas Eve homily that a world often obsessed with gifts, feasting and self-centeredness needed more humility. "If we want to celebrate Christmas authentically, we need to ...

  • Believers across Kerala celebrate Christmas

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016
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    Kochi: Christmas celebrations have begun in Kerala, with the believers thronging churches for special prayers. As church bells tolled signaling the moment of nativity, the faithful congregated for the midnight service in cathedrals and churches across the state where senior bishops and priests conducted special masses and gave out the Christmas message. To add to the festive spirit, churches, homes and commercial establishments have been beautifully decorated with stars, bright lights and cribs. The state has been in the grip of ...

  • Kuwait oil price up 24 cents to USD 50.31 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil was up 24 cents Friday to USD 50.31 per barrel (pb), compared to USD 50.07 pb a day earlier, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday. On the global level, prices saw slight change as the market is waiting to see how OPEC and other major producers would manage the planned output cuts of 1.8 million barrels as of January 1. The Brent crude was up 11 cents to USD 54.16 pb, the West Texas Intermediate followed suit with 7 cents up to USD 53.02 pb. Late in November, OPEC ...

  • Christmas: How it came to be celebrated at the world’s most important addresses

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016
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    The warm feeling associated with Christmas on a chilly night is hugely due to the variegated elements yoked with it. The Christmas tree, fairy lights, colourful presents, season greeting cards and Santa Claus have charmed the hearts of millions over the years. Surprisingly though, these symbols of Xmas, were not celebrated at the birth of Jesus Christ, but have been sculpted into the current form only for the past 200 years or so. Europe has, perhaps, had the most traditional Yuletide, which married a lot of customs of the original p...

  • Fliers Can Carry Power Banks Only In Hand Baggages: Jet Airways

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Jet Airways  said passengers can carry power banks only in their cabin bags and not in check-in baggages.    In recent times, safety concerns have been expressed in certain quarters about electronic devices, especially those having lithium batteries being carried in check-in baggages.     Against this backdrop, Jet Airways said that in the interest of safety, power banks would be allowed only in hand baggages.     "In the interest of safety and as mandated by the DGCA (Dire...

  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Inaugurates Indian School in UAE

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016
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    DUBAI:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated an Indian school in the UAE's third largest city of Sharjah. Mr Vijayan, who is on his first official visit to the UAE since taking office, inaugurated the building of the new Sharjah Indian School yesterday evening. The school, which will enrol 6,000 students in the next academic year, is situated in Juwaisa area in Sharjah, Gulf News reported. The Chief Minister congratulated the Indian Association Sharjah for their efforts in offering affordable education ...

  • Manpower data set

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Manpower is planning to establish a database of labor force in public and private sectors, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the authority has already commenced executing its directives towards this objective through the formation of a special committee. The sources indicated that the database will include complete information of the labor force such as names of employees, civil ID numbers, job designations, registered salaries on work permits and their entry/e...

  • Kuwait, UK to endorse extradition treaty soon

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Justice, Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Faleh Abdullah Al-Azeb was recently quoted as saying Kuwait and the United Kingdom are planning to soon endorse the extradition treaty between both countries, reports Al-Rai daily. In his press statement Al-Azab said the extradition treaty has been referred to Ministry of Foreign Affairs before referring it to the National Assembly. He affirmed Kuwait will continue to chase former director general of the Public Institute for Social Security Fahd Al-Raja...

  • Ministries seek resolution of Bedoun permit for Haj, Umrah

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has addressed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate with concerned Saudi authorities to resolve the issue of the “Bedoun” with regard to their inability to perform the rites of the pilgrimage (Haj) and Umrah (minor pilgrimage). In a letter to the Foreign Ministry, Awqaf Ministry said Bedouns were unable to perform Haj and Umrah in the previous pilgrimage season as they could not acquire visas due to the automated code of identifying nationality. The letter explain...

  • Shrimp fishing banned from Jan 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) has issued a decision banning shrimp fishing at Kuwait’s territorial waters from January 2017 to the end of August, reports Al-Shahed daily. Director General of PAAAFR Faisal Al- Hassawi also said the decision bans the sale of local shrimps during the period, although it’s allowed to import fresh shrimps and frozen shrimps via air and sea (through Shuwaikh Port) whereas importation of shrimps by land will be restricted to farmed shrimps only af...

  • Kuwait calls for temporary waiver of sports ban

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kuwaiti government on Friday called on FIFA and the International Olympic Committee to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while it amends a controversial law. Kuwait’s Public Sports Authority urged football’s governing body FIFA and the IOC to “lift the ban on Kuwaiti sports activities temporarily until relevant local laws are revised.” World sports bodies led by FIFA and the IOC suspended Kuwait in October last year for the second time since 2010 over alleged government meddling in sports. T...

  • Huge loss in sale of revenue stamps, some staff in probe

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Health Mohammad Al-Azmi said the ministry has referred some employees, who are in charge of the revenue stamps to the Public Prosecution to recover some of the lost funds, reports Arab Times daily. In a statement Al-Azmi said revenue stamps worth KD 12,710,645 have been unaccounted for. He stated the installation of revenue stamps machines is done in coordination with KNET and the Ministry of Finance. He pointed out 279 machines are installed in most ...

  • ‘Issue of bachelors residing in residential areas tops priorities’ – ‘Need to enforce law’

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of MPs affirmed that the issue of bachelors residing in residential areas tops the priorities of the Parliament’s Utilities Committee, reports Arab Times daily. The MPs said the solution to this problem lies in enforcing the law on the violators, indicating the urgent need to establish new labor cities with the necessary utilities and roads connecting them to other cities. Head of the Parliament’s Utilities Committee MP Abdullah Fahad said the case of bachelors living in residential areas reflects t...

  • MP highlights strength of Kuwait religious tolerance – Funds eye on ‘millions’

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Funds Protection Committee during a meeting Thursday agreed to re-examine all files and issues which are under investigation and submit a report to the Parliament. This was disclosed by Committee Chairman, MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri who said the committee will examine these files carefully and then decide on the priority since the meeting has agreed in principle on a number of issues including the issue of KGL. In response to a query whether the committee will include in the priorities the issue of multimillion deposi...

  • Charities, donations in Kuwait under ‘scrutiny’ – New CSC, KU scam rears head

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : All charitable donations, spending of the granted funds as well as works of philanthropic associations in the State of Kuwait are subject to stringent scrutiny by the relevant authorities, a ranking official re-affirmed on Thursday. Donated funds, ways of their expenditure and tasks of the charities are subject to strict supervision by the relevant authorities, said Muneera Al-Kandari, Director of the Department of Charities at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor. Al-Kandari, in a press statement, said none of the ...

  • Former MP Dashti sentenced to 10 years in absentia – ‘Insulted Saudi Arabia’

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti appeals court on Thursday sentenced former Shiite lawmaker Abdulhameed Dashti to 10 years in jail in absentia for insults against neighbouring Saudi Arabia. The new term raises to 42 years and six months the total jail terms handed to Dashti for making comments deemed offensive to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and endangering Kuwait’s ties with them. In previous cases, he was also convicted of insulting Kuwait’s ruler. The three countries are part of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regional all...

  • Christmas Holiday

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

    The Embassy will be closed on Sunday, 25th December 2016 due to Christmas.  Emergency consular services will, however, be rendered to all. ...

  • His Highness the Amir congratulates Japanese emperor on his birthday

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Friday to Emperor of Japan Akihito, wishing him a happy birthday. His Highness the Amir also expressed his best wishes to the leadership and people of Japan on this occasion. 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.   ...

  • NGT bans open waste burning in India, violators to be fined Rs 25K

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: In a significant order, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Thursday imposed a complete ban on burning of waste in open places across the country and announced a fine of Rs 25,000 on each incident of bulk waste burning. "We specifically direct that there shall be complete prohibition on open burning of waste on lands, including at the landfill sites. "For each such incident, violators including project proponent, concessionaire, any person or body responsible for such burning, shall be liable to pay environmental c...

  • NEET-UG In 8 Languages From 2017-18: Health Ministry

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

    NEW DELHI:  The Union Health Ministry today said that NEET-UG will be conducted in eight languages from the 2017-18 academic year. The eight languages are Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu and Tamil. "Under the directions of Health Minister J.P. Nadda, and after rigorous and extensive consultations with state governments about their examination pattern and other related aspects, it has been decided that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) from AY 2017-18 will be conducted in follo...

  • 1st AYUSH Institute For North East Region To Be Inaugurated Today

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, the first institute established by AYUSH ministry in the northeast region, will be inaugurated at Shillong in Meghalaya today. Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the institute which comprises a College of Ayurveda and a College of Homoeopathy. It also includes a 100-bedded ayurvedic hospital and a 50-bedded homoeopathy hospital. The institute admitted 50 students each for BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery) and BHMS (Bach...

  • DRDO's Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile 'Nirbhay' Fails Another Test

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016
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    India's cruise missile Nirbhay has failed in its test flight on Wednesday. Three out of four of its test flights have failed, sources said. The test was carried from India's Integrated Missile Test Range on the coast of Odisha. Nirbhay's previous tests have only been partially successful. The subsonic missile was first tested in March 2013, but its flight had to be aborted midway when it veered off course. The missile, designed and developed by the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation), is expected to stren...

  • ‘PIC plans to hike output to 16 mln tons per annum’ – KD 431m profits made: Al-Farhoud

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) said Wednesday its 2040 strategy aims at expanding the volume of its petrochemical production up to 16 million tons annually. It said in a press release that its current output stands at eight million tons, including three millions of fertilizers, two millions of olefins and two millions of aromatics. It added that its 2040 strategy being worked out by the Kuwait Petroleum Cooperation (KPC) would pave the way for a threefold increase in the number of the company&rs...

  • Kuwait seeks intl roadmap for ‘overhauling education’

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY  (KUNA): Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Mohammad Al-Fares said on Wednesday that he had asked officials of the World Bank to work out a “a road map” for overhauling the teaching sector in the country. Minister Al-Fares, speaking as he emerged from a meeting with the WB officials, indicated that the discussions dealt with the achievements made over the past years at this level and future schemes. He added that the talks also addressed obstacles that had emerged in implementing the integrated ed...

  • Amir sends Christmas, New Year’s greetings to Italy

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

    ROME (KUNA): The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Italy Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Sabah has conveyed greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah to Italian President Sergio Mattarella. The embassy in Rome said in a statement on Wednesday that the ambassador had taken part in the annual meeting of chief diplomats, including the Italian president, at the presidential palace — held for exchanging Christmas and New Year’s greetings. Ambassador Sheikh Ali Al- Khaled relayed His Highness the Amir’s ...

  • Fire breaks out at hotel in Maharashtra's Gondia, seven dead

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    Gondia: At least seven persons, including two women, were killed in a fire that broke out in a shop on the premises of a hotel in the eastern Maharashtra town of Gondia early on Wednesday. The blaze erupted at around 3.30 am at Hotel Bindal, located on the busy Gorelal chowk at a prime location in the city, and soon spread in the building. Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Gadchiroli Range, ST Bodakhe, told PTI that seven people have been killed in the incident. "Rescue work is underway and the fire brigade team is sea...

  • Kuwait's Al-Mubarakiya School celebrates 105th anniversary Thursday

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Al-Mubarakiya school, the first organized educational facility in Kuwait, will celebrate its 105th anniversary Thursday. Opened on December 22, 1911, the school was founded in the era of the Amir Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah. Around 77,000 Rupees of donations were gathered for its establishment with the first headmaster being Sheikh Yousef bin Issa Al-Qanani. Some 254 students attended the school. According to historical sources, the idea for Al-Mubarakiya school stemmed from a meeting among Yaseen Al-Tabtabai, Sheikh...

  • The Sahara desert just witnessed a 'White Christmas' for the first time in 37 years!

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Deserts are always associated with terms like dry, hot and barren, but for the first time in 37 years, the word 'snow' can be added to the list too! Yes, the unthinkable has happened! The Sahara desert has witnessed a white cover for the first time in 37 years, with the last snowfall occurring on February 18, 1979, lasting for a mere 30 minutes. Looks like the Christmas angels are definitely in full festive spirits! Fortunately for us, a photographer named Karim Bouchetata was there to capture this incredibly rare,...

  • Two key missile launches this month

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    If weather permits, two important missile launches are to take place this month. India’s long-range, subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, will lift off from the Launch Complex-III of the Integrated Test Range, Balasore, Odisha, on Wednesday. The redoubtable Agni-V, which can carry nuclear warheads over a distance of about 5,000 km, will be fired from a canister mounted on a massive truck from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast, on December 26. Nirbhay, which has a range of about 1,000 km, has blended missile and aeronautical...

  • MP targets water, electricity tariffs – Legislator to work demographics bill

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: MP Marzouk Al-Khalifa said he will submit a bill to the National Assembly to repeal the Law No. 20/2016 on water and electricity tariffs which is expected to be enforced in 2017. The law was passed by the former Parliament to increase the tariff on water and electricity. MP Khalil Abdullah Abul said he has presented a bill to create a National Committee to follow up the housing structure. He added, the bill addresses the demographics in five years to bring on par the expatriates with the number of citizens. He added the law ...

  • Municipality plans to establish 6 labor cities near industrial areas

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait Municipality has announced its intention to establish six labor cities near various industrial areas, reports Annahar daily. In a report, Kuwait Municipality indicated that a committee consisting of representatives from Kuwait Fire Service Directorate, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Public Works and Kuwait Municipality will be formed to determine the conditions and systems of the project. The report also revealed the locations of these labor cities. The ...

  • Top officials rubbish reports of border chaos

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Highranking Interior Ministry officials have rubbished what has been published in the social media that a state of emergency has been declared at Kuwait’s borders to ward off any possible attack by the Shiites, reports Al-Anba daily. A statement issued by the ministry said these are just rumors. The source added, the borders are monitored round the clock to prevent the smuggling of drugs and narcotics across the border into Kuwait but the reports of attacks are baseless. The ministry has issued a strongly-worded wa...

  • Metro project estimated to cost Kuwait 1 billion dinar: Al-Hediba – System key factor in contributing to solving traffic woes

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Member of the board of directors at the public authority for roads and transportation Mohammed Al- Hediba disclosed that initial studies regarding the Metro project has been concluded, and that a tender for consultation firms will be raised within two months, noting that the winning firm will oversee the evaluation of technical offers essential to the project. Al-Hediba went on to say that with an estimated cost of KD 1 billion and a strong collaboration between the private and public sectors, construction will begin in 2018...

  • KAC dismisses reports on stalled delivery of second Boeing aircraft

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) denied on Tuesday the veracity of reports claiming that aviation giant Boeing has refused to deliver its second “B777-300ER” aircraft to KAC on financial grounds. In a statement to the press, the world’s largest aerospace company noted that KAC cited technical reasons for not having received the aircraft yet, adding that such procedures are customary in the aviation business. Moreover, the statement added that it is incumbent upon Boeing to ensure that the Kuwaiti...

  • India Overtakes Britain As The World's Sixth Largest Economy

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    India's economy has reportedly overtaken the United Kingdom's for the first time in over 100 years, now standing as the world's sixth largest economy by GDP after the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and France. The milestone is a symbol of India's rapid economic growth and, conversely, the U.K.'s post-Brexit slump. Economically, it's been a banner year for India. In February, it surpassed China as the world's fastest growing economy. And in October, the International Monetary Fund predicted India wou...

  • Pravasi Haryana Divas

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

    The Government of Haryana is celebrating its Golden Jubilee year from 1st November 2016. As a part of celebrations, Pravasi Haryana Divas is being organised on 10 & 11 January 2017 at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurugram (Previously Gurgaon),  just a day after the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Bengaluru from 7-9 January 2016. The objective of the Pravasi Haryana Divas is to recognise the achievements of NRIs and to harness their energies in the future development of Haryana. This initiative will include sectoral sessions, technical present...

  • Kuwait Bourse ends Tuesday's trading with mixed boards

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait Bourse ended Tuesday's trading session with mixed boards across its' three main indices. The price index closed on an up by 10.62 points to reach 5,667 points.The weighted and KSX15 indices both went down by 2.55 and 9.7 points respectively. The value of trades was at KD 11.3 million with the volume being at 151 million shares done through 3,518 deals. ...

  • His Highness the Amir patronizes KFAS awards ceremony Wednesday

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will patronize on Wednesday an awards ceremony by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science (KFAS) which will be held in Bayan Palace at 10:30 a.m. local-time 07:30 GMT. ...

  • Srinagar, Leh record coldest night of season

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016
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    Srinagar: Cold wave tightened its grip on Kashmir Valley ahead of the onset of 'Chillai-Kalan' - the 40-day harshest winter period - with the summer capital Srinagar and Leh town recording the coldest night of the season. Chillai-Kalan, considered the harshest period of winter when the chances of snowfall are most frequent and maximum, will begin tomorrow. The weather usually remains cold during this period with the mercury remaining several degrees below freezing point, which often leads to freezing of water supply lines as ...

  • Arun Jaitley Clarifies On New Rs. 5,000 Deposit Rule

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: After tightening rules for depositing old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday night said no questions will be asked if any amount of the junked currency is deposited in one go but repeated deposits may raise queries. With nearly Rs. 13 lakh crore out of the Rs. 15.4 lakh crore worth of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 junked already deposited in banks, the government has changed rules to mandate that individuals can deposit over Rs. 5,000 in old currency bills only once until December 30 and that too afte...

  • Fire in Air India building in Nariman Point

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016
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    A fire broke out in the multi-storeyed Air India building in South Mumbai on Tuesday. The blaze occured on the 22nd floor of the high rise, fire brigade sources said. Soon after the incident, eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the flames were contained, they said, adding there were no reports of any casualties so far. It is a B+G+22 (basement plus ground floor plus 22 floors) structure, they said. Courtesy : The Hindu ...

  • Review expiry dates of passports of domestics, MoI urges sponsors

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : General Department of Public Relations and Media Security at the Ministry of Interior urges Kuwaitis and expatriates to review the expiry date of passports held by their domestic workers to avoid exposing them to legal procedures and fines. The department observed lately high increase in the rate of residency law violations and General Department of Investigations, while dealing with relevant cases, discovered that most violations happened because sponsors forgot the period of residency renewal for their workers—espec...

  • Anti-graft body convenes special meet on fake certificates

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority will convene a special meeting with the National Bureau of Academic Accreditation and Quality Education Assurance to discuss the issue of fake certificates, reports Al Shahed daily quoting informed sources. Taking into account the committees formed to tackle the issue were overwhelmed with the volume of the spread of fake certificates in the corridors of public and private sectors, it became necessary to convene a meeting to find legal means of eradicating the phenomenon that tarnishes the i...

  • Polluted water in schools ‘rumor’

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Electricity and Water, with the Environment Public Authority allayed fears of the general public that water supplied to public schools is polluted, affirming the rumor was initiated by a citizen who can’t present any verifiable proof. They refuted the claim, saying it was instigated only to create confusion among citizens and expatriates. Speaking on the issue, Deputy Director General for Technical Affairs at the Environment Public Authority Mohammad Al-Enezi said the sector has ...

  • Abul denies rumor on plots of land

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : State Minister for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul has denied the rumor that went viral on social media concerning plots affiliated to the ministry that were flooded due to the recent rainfall in the country, stressing that those plots do not belong to the ministry, reports Al-Seyassah daily. After hearing about this rumor, the minister raised the issue to a technical committee led by the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. This committee has already submitted its report in this regard. Another committee led by Fatwa ...

  • Pakistan Cinemas To Resume Screening Of Indian Films From Today

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016
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    KARACHI, PAKISTAN:  Cinemas in Pakistan will start screening Indian movies from today as film exhibitors and cinema owners lifted a two-month self-imposed suspension of their screening that was put in place amidst Indo-Pak tensions following the Uri terror attack. Zoraish Lashari, Chairman of the Film Exhibitors Association, told reporters that after thorough discussions with parties concerned, it has been decided that screening of Indian films would resume from today. "The cinema owners and other stakeholders in the indust...

  • New govt plans to increase water and electricity tariffs – Most issues expected to remain the same as old

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Despite the messages from Government circles to the new lawmakers to close the old chapter and open a new one at the start of the new parliamentary term, it seems that the lawmakers will push for grilling episodes with the aim of creating tension and threat. The situation is expected to remain the same for a moment or two, especially on issues related to citizenship, reform, and increase in electricity tariff and fuel prices. In the bid to mount pressure on Government over these three issues, MP Mohammad Al-Mutair discl...

  • New ‘directives’ for overseas medical treatment announced

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Interior Lieutenant General Engineer Sheikh Khaled Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a ministerial decision concerning the medical treatment of ministry employees inside and outside the country. Article 1 of the decision amends the first article of Ministerial decision No. 686/2007 as follows: Referral of patients for overseas treatment or their referral to any private hospital or private medical center will be done upon approval of the Overseas Treatment Department, and not based on the Inter...

  • Al-Harbi says coop among govt, private health sectors essential

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY(KUNA): Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi said Sunday that joint cooperation among health sectors in the country, both state and private, is essential for providing imporved health services for the people, particularly those with special needs. The ministry is keen on empowering the disabled and utilizing their potentials and capabilities so they could lead their lives normally, Dr. Majed Al-Qattan said in a speech, on behalf of Al- Harbi, at the opening of “Your life in your health .. Your health in your food” for...

  • Kuwait to launch over 100 programs for youth in 2017

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Public Authority for Youth (PAY) is set to execute about 150 programs for youth activities early 2017. The plan will be executed in cooperation with different ministries and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), said the authority’s Director-General Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi in a press statement on Sunday. The programs will allow youth of all talents to express their creativity and abilities in an encouraging environment, he said. On his part, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health...

  • Legislative panel rejects rise for China-led Asian Investment Bank – ‘Pilots must be returned to KAC’

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: The Finance and Economic Committee of the National Assembly received an Sunday a letter from the government requesting it to approve an increase in the capital of the Asian Investment Bank comprising 57-member states founded in China in which the US and Japan have refused to participate. This was announced by the committee’s Rapporteur. She said, what is demanded from the government of Kuwait is $731 million. This money is expected to be taken from the general reserve, lamented the Rapporteur of the Committee MP Sa...

  • UN team lauds Kuwaiti accomplishments within women's rights

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    GENEVA (KUNA) -- A UN team lauded Saturday the accomplishments of the State of Kuwait within the domain of women's rights, saying that the Gulf State had taken strong leaps in empowering women and enabling them to take leading roles in society. The UN team, which concluded a nine-day visit to Kuwait last Thursday, said in a report that Kuwaiti women were "highly professional", adding that they have been strongly contributing to the development of their society. The team, which was headed by Vice President of UN Working ...

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable to King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 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. ...

  • Four Years After Nirbhaya, 'Situation Remains Same', Says Her Mother

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Four years after the brutal gang-rape, Nirbhaya's mother's hope for justice seems to have dwindled, as the convicts who were sentenced to death continue to remain in Delhi's Tihar jail. Asha Devi claims that nothing has changed in these years as far as women's safety is concerned. The December 16 gang-rape and murder of the paramedical student, dubbed Nirbhaya, in a moving bus had shocked and enraged India and made international headlines and prompted the government to take a re-look at laws concernin...

  • Speaker Al-Ghanim pays convoy costs

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) has announced that Kuwait’s Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim would finance evacuation operations of tens of thousands of Syrians from Aleppo to safe areas on Syrian-Turkish borders. In statements to KUNA Thursday, Director of IICO’s Media and Public Relations Department Salah Al-Jassem stated that Al-Ghanim would pay the costs of the evacuation convoys and their fueling, guards, food, and basic nursing and healthcare services to the sick evacuees. ...

  • Churches in Kuwait to keep low profile

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : At a time when churches in Kuwait and other parts of the world are preparing for Christmas, a suicide bomber identified as Abu Abdullah al-Masri recently detonated an explosive belt inside the Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, killing dozens of peaceful worshippers, reports Arab Times daily. As fragments of the explosive reaches Kuwait, churches in the country have decided to keep a low profile celebration of Christmas this year in solidarity with victims of the Coptic Cathedral blast. St Mark Coptic Cathedral in Kuwait will r...

  • Over 19,000 ‘visas on arrival’ issued

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Some 758,244 ‘arrival and departure’ passengers passed through Kuwait International Airport last month (November), and the Passport Control Unit detected nine people with forged documents, says General Department of Public Relations and Media Security, says Al-Seyassah. Authorities stated the overall 398,295 passengers arriving at the airport during the period included 118,675 Kuwaitis, 29,016 GCC nationals, and 250,604 people from different nationalities, while 359,949 passengers departing from the airport consi...

  • Co-op eyed to tackle ‘graft’

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority Abdulrahman Al-Namash held discussions with the Kuwait Society for Quality Education on several issues including the need for validation of university degrees after the issue related to forged and fake certificates was raised, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a recent press statement, the authority said the two sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation with the aim of combating corruption and allotting a mechanism to fight corruption and achieve transparency among those working in all...

  • Al-Fares intends to ‘cancel’ decision to reduce expat teachers house grant

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares disclosed his intention to cancel the decision to reduce the housing allowance of expatriate teachers after coordinating with the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Al-Fares made the statement when he visited Ibn Tufail Preparatory School recently, during which he clarified that he would have cancelled the decision immediately if it is ministerial but he cannot do so as it is a State decision. He affirmed support for anything in favor of the teachers, while pr...

  • India Still One Of The Fastest-Growing Countries In World: White House

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016
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    WASHINGTON:  India remains one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, the White House today said even as it underlined that inefficiencies remain in the public sector of the country with the poor population still lacking healthcare coverage and access to financial services. "India remains one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, with real GDP expanding at 7.3 per cent in the four quarters through 2016:Q3," said the Economic Report of the President for the year 2017, which was sent to the Congress. The...

  • Gujarat Proposes 10-Years Maximum Jail Term For Violating Liquor Law

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016
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    AHMEDABAD:  Amidst the charged narrative on prohibition, the Gujarat government today approved an ordinance proposing stringent action against bootleggers, tipplers and unscrupulous officials who help criminals escape raids on liquor dens in the "dry state". The ordinance, seeking to make necessary amendments in the current Gujarat Prohibition Act, was approved in the Cabinet meeting today. Some of its key provisions include significant increase in the penalty as well as jail term for those involved in the purchase, sa...

  • Govt files ‘fraud’ charges against many enterprises – Coffee shops, eateries targeted

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry referred to the commercial prosecution dept a number of irregularities and fraud cases recently detected in coffee shops, restaurants and shopping malls. Under instructions of Minister Khaled Al-Roudhan, the Ministry’s sector of commercial supervision and consumer protection was able to spot these irregularities and file for legal action against those involved, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary Eid Al-Rashidi said in a press release on Wednesday. Al-Rashidi n...

  • Kuwait Airways launched its first commercial flight to Dubai using its new fleet of “Boeing Failaka B777-300ER”

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) has launched its first commercial flight to Dubai using its new fleet of “Boeing Failaka B777-300ER” aircraft, the company announced on Thursday. The new fleet has begun commercial operations after a series of tests, a statement by the company noted. Moreover, the statement cited KAC Chairwoman Rasha Al-Roumi as saying that “the new fleet has flown two test flights to Dubai, which represents a step towards success and a change in strategy for the national carrier.” Eve...

  • ‘Review cancelled citizenship’ – MP sees political motives

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Riyadh Al-Adsani Al-Adsani has asked the government to look into what he calls “politically motivated withdrawal of citizenship.” He stressed there is a huge difference between those who were stripped of citizenship for obtaining it fraudulently and those who lost their citizenship because of political motives. He urged the concerned authorities to put on trial those proven to have obtained citizenship fraudulently, stressing the need to investigate citizenship cancellation decisions taken from 2014 till date...

  • Kuwait’s ‘Info’ launches campaign to aid Aleppo – ‘Music concert revenues to go to victims of Aleppo massacre’

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ministry of Information announced Thursday the launch of a campaign to support and aid Aleppo and Syrians in need. The ministry has launched a one-week plan on Wednesday to broadcast programs on aiding Aleppo on Kuwait TV, Assistant Undersecretary for Television Affairs Majeed Al-Jazzaf told KUNA. There will be a two to four hours of programing daily, in cooperation with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) to collect donations for the matter he also added. On his part, Assistant Undersecretary fo...

  • Kuwait & Britain ink ‘extradition’ accord

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al- Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the visiting UK Minister for the Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Tobias Ellwood signed the agreement for criminals’ extradion at the Ministry’s headquarters. The visiting British official was honored with a luncheon. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled earlier on Thursday received the visiting Ellwood, discussing means of boosting the solid and historic bilater...

  • From 'Amma', AIADMK moves to 'Chinnamma' - Sasikala Natarajan to be next party general secretary

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa's long-time aide Sasikala Natarajan will be the next general secretary, a party spokesperson confirmed this on Thursday. It is clear that 'Chinnamma' (Sasikala) will be the next General Secretary of party, C Ponnaiyan, AIADMK spokesperson said. Natarajan, 54, holds no post in the party. Rules will be amended if needed to place her in control, said the AIADMK spokesperson. "It is the desire of the entire party," he said, adding, "Sasikala has functio...

  • Fire breaks out, house collapses in Mumbai

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

    Three persons were killed and 10 others injured when a house collapsed in suburban Mankhurd today, a fire brigade official said. Prima facie, the mishap took place in the ground plus one-storey structure at around 6.15 am due to a fire that broke out inside the house near MHADA colony in Mankhurd, he said. In the house collapse, 13 persons, including four women and seven children, were injured. They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where two were declared brought dead one succumbed to injuries during treatment, an official attached ...

  • Names Of Calcutta, Madras, Bombay High Courts May Not Change In Near Future

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  The names of iconic high courts of Madras, Calcutta and Bombay may not be changed in the near future as a bill moved in this regard has run into trouble and the revised one has to be introduced in parliament. The High Court (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 19 to allow the names of the Calcutta, Madras and Bombay high courts to be changed to Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai respectively. But, now the Tamil Nadu government has asked the Centre to rename the Madras High Court as '...

  • No liquor shops on national, state highways: Supreme Court

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: In an important development, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that liquor shops located along the national and state highways across the country will have to shut shop by March 31, 2017. The apex court ruling came in response to a petition that had sought closure of such vends as they are the main reason behind growing incidences of drunken driving. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur directed that no new license be issued for opening of liquor vends along the highways. The Supreme court, however, sai...

  • Kuwaiti rights group calls for end to kafala system

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : A Kuwaiti rights group Wednesday called on the Gulf state to abolish its “kafala” system for foreign workers which has long been criticised as a form of bonded labour or even slavery. In its 2016 annual report, the Kuwait Association for the Fundamentals of Human Rights called for “abolishing the current kafala system and replacing it with rules according to international standards”. Qatar on Tuesday became the first of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states to end kafala, which prevent...

  • Kuwait govt officials & NGOs ponder avenues for ‘reforms’

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Officials and members of the government economic affairs commission held a meeting on Wednesday with NGOs’ representatives discussing possible steps to boost reforms at the national level and re-activate these associations’ role in this respect. The commission, headed by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh, has opted to specialize its first meeting for such a debate, reflecting the government keenness on placing economic issues on top of the task priorities, according to a committee st...

  • Awqaf minister says keen on maintaining moderation

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri has affirmed his keenness on maintaining moderation and “combating extremism and thoughts of annihilation.” Minister Al-Jabri, the sole legislator in the recently formed new cabinet, made the assertion during a ceremony marking his assumption of the senior post. The newly-assigned minister affirmed his keenness on maintaining “moderation, his resolve to fight radicalism and destructive thoughts; because our religion is a religion of moderation,&...

  • 7 Airports To Go 'Tag-Free' For Hand Baggage From Today

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    MUMBAI:  Hand baggage will not need tags at seven airports--four metro cities, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad--from today as part of trials to scrap security stamping procedure.     The move follows a decision by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which handles the security at airports, to do away with stamping of cabin baggage tags. "We have taken a conscious decision of doing away with the process of stamping handbag tags from tomorrow. We have this system of stamping boarding pass and hand baggag...

  • NEET PG 2017 exams conducted in Cyclone Vardah-hit Chennai; results to be out on Jan 15

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    Chennai: The NEET PG 2017 examination was held at 6 centers in Chennai on Tuesday, December 13. Earlier, it was scheduled for Monday, December 12, but was postponed due to Cyclone Vardah. This entrance exam is conducted across the nation for admissions to MD/MS/Post Graduate (PG) Diploma courses. Results The results will be declared on January 15. Syllabus The syllabus for the exam is comprised of subjects/knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior a...

  • CBSE schools to go cashless from January

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Following prime minister Narendra Modi's push for a digital economy, the CBSE has asked all its affiliated schools to start collecting fee through online or a cashless mode from the next quarter commencing from January next year. In a letter to the schools, CBSE secretary Joseph Emmanuel said that the benefits of cashless transactions are enormous and the CBSE has brought e-payment facilities for collection of examination fee, affiliation and various activities including payments to its examination functionaries. "...

  • Nirbhaya gang-rape: SC to resume hearing in appeals filed by four death convicts

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear appeals filed by the December 16 gang-rape convicts, challenging a Delhi High Court order that ordered four of them to the gallows considering "the case rarest of rare". The apex court is hearing the appeals filed by the four convicts - Mukesh, Pawan, Akshay and Vijay - on Monday`s and Friday`s every week. Last Monday, the Supreme Court declined the request by two amicus curiae - senior counsel Raju Ramachandran and Sanjay R Hegde - to withdraw from assisting the court in ...

  • ‘Kuwait keen on empowering women in the health sector’

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY  (KUNA): Assistant Undersecretary of the Health Ministry Dr Majida Al-Qattan has affirmed the significant achievements of the Kuwaiti health sector in empowering women. Al-Qattan made her remarks in a press statement Monday after meeting with Kamala Chandrakirana, Vice- President of UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women, and her accompanying delegation. She also reiterated the ministry’s keenness on introducing programs and projects that support women’s health in a way that reflects positively on the h...

  • Nod for $1.7 bln Kuwait tank sale

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

    WASHINGTON : The US State Department has given its approval for a possible $1.7 billion military sale to Kuwait for the recapitalization of 218 M1A2 tanks and related equipment, services and training, a Pentagon agency said on Tuesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, in a statement, said the contractors involved included General Dynamics Corp, Raytheon Co, Meggitt PLC, Northrop Grumman Corp, Lockheed Martin Corp and Honeywell International Inc, among others. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • ‘Govt agencies broke homes unintentionally’

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Many government agencies have not been able to execute automation of their systems to protect confidentiality of information relating to some married citizens who are also married secretly to other women, so that these citizens are not exposed, reports Arab Times daily. According to an official source, some government agencies have unintentionally broken many homes such that a first wife files for divorce after discovering her husband has another secret wife. This happens when the address of the accommodation of the second ...

  • MoH terminates contract with US firm ETANA

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : In a move towards putting an end to the squandering of public funds, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has issued a decision to end a contract with the American company ETANA which runs the Kuwait Health Office in Washington, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to sources, Dr Al-Harbi asked for quarterly reports with details such as number of patients, names of hospitals and elaboration of the expenses since the signing of the contract. It is worth mentioning that this company receives 27.5 percent commission from Ministr...

  • Gujarat To Have Wagah-Like Border Viewing Point

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    AHMEDABAD:  On the lines of Wagah Border point, the famous tourist attraction in Punjab, Gujarat would soon have its own "Border Viewing Centre" near Suigam, a village near the Indo-Pak border in Banaskantha district. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani made the announcement while inaugurating the annual 'Rann-Utsav' at Dhordo in the Rann of Kutch today. "To promote tourism, state government is planning to open a Border Viewing Centre at Nadabet near Suigam village of Banaskantha. We will provide all the facilitie...

  • Chennai, Tirupati airports resume operations as Vardah weakens

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    Chennai/Amrawati: Flight operations at Tirupati and Chennai Airport resumed a day after being suspeneded due to #CycloneVardah, the most intense to have hit the Tamil Nadu capital in two decades. The very severe cyclonic storm, that claimed 7 lives, flattened homes, snapped power, communication lines and threw into disarray rail, road and air traffic, weakened into a deep depression as it crossed Chennai, en route to Karnataka. According to the NDMA, Vardah's activity over north Tamil Nadu moved further west-southwestwards during pas...

  • Tigress Slips Out Of Indore Zoo Enclosure For 2nd Time In Fortnight

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    INDORE:  A tigress slipped out of her enclosure at the Kamla Nehru Zoo when her cage was opened for carrying out some repair work, an official said. This is the second time in the last fortnight that the same tigress, Jamuna, managed to step out of the enclosure. This episode has raised question mark over the security at the zoo. The feline did not harm anyone and she was pushed into another cage within half an hour, the official said adding that the zoo is kept shut for visitors on Mondays. "Jamuna slipped out her ...

  • 2 Babies From Surat With 16 Kilos Of Gold In Their Diapers

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  At least 16 kg gold biscuits hidden in baby diapers were  recovered from a group of fliers from Dubai at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Officials said the recovery was made around 7:00 am when a group of six passengers, who arrived in New Delhi from Dubai, were intercepted by security agencies for a thorough check. "Gold biscuits weighing about 16 kg have been recovered from the passengers. The sixteen gold biscuits, of 1 kg each, were found cleverly concealed in the diapers and towel...

  • Status review of expatriate posts in Electricity-Water

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Electricity and Water intends to rectify the status of some experienced expatriate employees before the end of 2016, because it still needs their services, reports Arab Times daily quoting a reliable source. The source confirmed this step is in line with the replacement policy of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) that is already enforced in all official bodies. He added the policy aims to reach satisfying rates of employees with certain specializations like legal researchers, accountants and administration....

  • CBK to warn on delinquent proof-of-purchase for loans

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), in the next phase, will send warnings to customers who have not submitted their invoices and bills for clarifying the purpose behind taking personal loans from local banks, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that CBK has renewed the demand from several banks to ensure their customers who took personal loans submit the invoices. The sources stressed that a large number of customers are not aware of the gravity of the situation and the punitive measures or sanctio...

  • 152 undocumented OFWs repatriated to Philippines – Govt, Philippine Embassy in joint efforts

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : A total of 152 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait were repatriated on Monday to the Philippines on board the Philippine Airlines as part of the ongoing mass repatriation of overstaying Filipinos under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) by the Kuwait government in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. The Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program, a mutual agreement signed between the Kuwait government and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait seeks to address the rising The repatri...

  • PM issues directive to refer all files of corruption to PAAC: Min – ‘MoSAL mismanaged affairs of Kuwaiti women married to foreigners’

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudan disclosed his determination to ease procedures for issuing licenses to improve the work environment, reports Al-Rai daily. He disclosed that HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah has issued a directive to refer all files of corruption to the Public Authority for Anti-Corruption (PAAC). He added the Prime Minister has also emphasized determination to push forward economic file. He stressed that uncountable number of files require attention but he’ll fo...

  • Meteor shower Tuesday evening – Astronomical phenomena to be witnessed in Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Astronomy and Space Science at the Scientific Club Bader Hamoud Al- Omairah disclosed that the country this week will witness several astronomical phenomena such as latency stars hiding behind the moon (Al-Debran), the process of observing full moon (Al- Bader), and the meteor showers (Altoomyat). Al-Omairah declared that Al-Debran will hide behind the Constellation Taurus at exactly 8:09 am on Tuesday. He described Al-Debran as a glossy red star called Alpha Bull, which is 65 light years from the earth equaling...

  • Name Of Cyclone 'Vardah' Given By Pakistan

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  The name of severe cyclonic storm 'Vardah', which at present lays over the Bay of Bengal, has been given by Pakistan. 'Vardah', which means 'red rose', is expected to hit northern Tamil Nadu and southern Andhra Pradesh today. By the time it makes landfall, its intensity is expected to reduce considerably. Name of cyclones in the Indian Ocean Region are decided by member countries -- India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives and Oman. The last cyclone that hit Chennai was &#...

  • Banking execs to partake in Harvard training meet

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait will partake in Harvard “Leading Strategy Execution in Financial services” training program for bank executives in the Gulf countries, Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), Mohammad Al-Hashel has announced. Improving the performance of the national banking and financial sector cadres is a top priority for the CBK and Kuwaiti banks, Al-Hashel, also Chairman of Kuwait Institute for Banking Studies (KIBS), said in a press statement Saturday. He underscored that these cadres are playing an i...

  • Amir condoles blast toll in Turkey

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable of condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the terrorist blasts that targeted Turkish security forces in the vicinity of Besiktas Stadium in Istanbul. In his cable, His Highness the Amir prayed for the dead and wished swift recovery to those injured in the attack. His Highness the Amir stressed Kuwait’s strong condemnation of such a criminal act that targeted innocent people and violated all heavenly religions and h...

  • Russia new tourist hotspot for Kuwaitis & Gulf citizens

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016

    MOSCOW (KUNA): Russia has emerged as a new tourist destination for Kuwaiti and Gulf citizens, after the ninth most populous nation attracted some 32 million visitors in 2015. In March, Russia opened a national tourist office in Kuwait, an endeavor intended to lure Arab and Gulf tourists to a country whose tourism industry has grown exponentially and is home to 22 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites, in addition to a diverse landscape. Speaking to KUNA on Sunday, Deputy President ...

  • 470 died of shock over Jayalalithaa's demise: AIADMK

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016
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    Chennai: The ruling AIADMK on Sunday said 470 persons had died of "shock" after the demise of party supremo and former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5, and announced a relief of Rs 3 lakhs each to the families. The party released a list of 190 persons, who had died of shock, and said the toll of such persons stood at 470. Condoling their death, the party announced a welfare fund of Rs three lakh each to the families of the deceased. Further, a total of six persons had attempted suicide so far, it said, relea...

  • Abu Dhabi Expects 20 Percent Growth In Indian Tourists In 2016

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    MUMBAI:  Abu Dhabi, the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is expecting more than 20 per cent growth in Indian tourist arrivals this year. "India has been the number one source market for us globally and we have been witnessing a steady growth in tourists coming to Abu Dhabi from the sub-continent. "We are already in the last month of 2016, and are confident of seeing over 20 per cent growth this year," Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority Country Manager, India, Bejan ...

  • Vardah to make landfall between Chennai and Ongole tomorrow

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    Cyclone Vardah is expected to cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Chennai and Ongole on December 12 evening. This may bring good rainfall over north coastal districts, including Chennai, on Monday. Following the change in course of the cyclonic storm, heavy rainfall is expected in northern parts of the State. Earlier, the system was expected to make a landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam. According to Meteorological Department, the weather system has now intensified into very severe cyclonic storm and is located 710 km east sout...

  • 8 Labourers Die In Nainital After Part Of Hillock Falls On Them

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016

    NAINITAL:  Eight labourers were buried alive in Uttarakhand's Nainital on Saturday evening when part of a hillock fell over them as they were working at a construction site. Nine labourers were trapped alive when part of the hillock fell in Ramgarh, Circle Officer Bhowali R S Hyanki said. Eight of them were asphyxiated to death while one was rescued alive, he added. Most of the workers belonged to Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Khiri and Jharkhand. The deceased labourers have been identified as Deshraj, Rahul and Rame...

  • Air India Brings Back Stranded Tourists From Andaman

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    PORT BLAIR/KOLKATA:  National carrier Air India has brought back 165 stranded tourists from Andaman and Nicobar in one flight from Chennai last night while another flight from Kolkata was scheduled to take 85 passengers early today. Air India officials in Port Blair said the flight from Chennai has departed the island at around 9.35 PM evacuating 165 tourists. The Kolkata flight was scheduled to land at 12.30 AM which would take 85 passengers, the officials said. According to a press release issued by Andaman and Nicobar adm...

  • Railway Begins Free Accidental Insurance Cover For Tickets Booked Online

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  The Indian Railways on Saturday started giving free accidental insurance cover to the passengers who booked their tickets through online mode, IRCTC officials said. "The railways has started giving free accident insurance to such passengers who book their tickets through online mode," Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) spokesperson Sandip Dutta said. "The services were implemented around 2:30 p.m. today (Saturday)," he said. The IRCTC official also said that the passengers...

  • ‘New B777-300ER plane to kick off commercial flights to London soon’

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Airways Corporation pointed out that the long-haul “Failaka” B777-300ER plane which joined its fleet today would start commercial service shortly after brief tests and pilot flights. It noted that Failaka plane is one of 10 contracted upon with the US aircraft maker Boeing, the delivery of the remaining nine aircraft would complete by the last quarter of 2017 as per the KAC transformation and fleet overhauling plan, which was announced September 2015. The 777-300ER is the most fuel, cost-efficient a...

  • Kuwaiti Ambassador receives Indian human rights award ’16

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016

    NEW DELHI (KUNA): Kuwait Ambassador to India Fahad Al-Awadhi has been conferred the prestigious Indian Universal Human Rights Promotion Award 2016. The ambassador received the award Saturday at the 17th World Human Rights Congress organized by the Indian Institute of Human Rights in New Delhi on the occasion of United Nations Human Rights Day. Al-Awadhi, who was the guest of honor at the event, released on the occasion a book titled “Human Rights in State of Kuwait’ brought out by Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A...

  • PM Narendra Modi Greets President Pranab Mukherjee On Birthday

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted President Pranab Mukherjee on his 81st birthday, saying the country is proud to have such a President whose wisdom has benefited the nation. "Birthday wishes to Rashtrapati Ji. His tremendous experience & wisdom has benefited the nation greatly. I pray for his long & healthy life," he said in a tweet. "Pranab Da always puts India's interest above everything. We are proud to have such a well read & knowledgeable President," he said. Cou...

  • Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj Undergoes Kidney Transplant At AIIMS Hospital In Delhi

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today underwent a kidney transplant at AIIMS, with the organ being harvested from a living unrelated donor. According to sources at AIIMS, the nearly five-hour-long surgery was conducted at the cardio-thoracic centre by a team of doctors including AIIMS Director MC Mishra, surgeons VK Bansal, V Seenu and nephrologist Sandeep Mahajan. "The surgery started at 9 am and ended at 2.30 pm following which the minister has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the same buildi...

  • Cold Wave Grips Jammu And Kashmir; Dal Lake, Water Bodies Freeze

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    SRINAGAR:  Cold wave tightened its grip in Kashmir Valley today as the night temperature plummeted to the season's lowest in many places, resulting in the freezing of fringes of the famous Dal Lake for the first time this winter. The summer capital Srinagar witnessed the coldest night of the season as the mercury settled at the low of minus 4.5 degrees Celsius, a spokesman of the MeT Department said here. He said the dip in the temperature resulted in the freezing of fringes of Dal Lake here and many other water bodies as we...

  • Alarming Rise In Heart Diseases In India: Experts

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    KOCHI:  Though the number of heart patients is on the rise world-wide, the situation in India is even more alarming, cardiology experts said. Presidents of five major Cardiological Societies of the world who participated in the 68th annual conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) here yesterday said, the Cardiology sector in India is facing several challenges with recent reports pointing out an alarming rise in heart diseases. According to American Heart Association President Prof Mark Creager, increase in diabetes...

  • Interior hails historic visit of King Salman to Kuwait – HH the Amir, Saudi King attend ceremony

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Sabah on Friday expressed deep satisfaction with the current historic visit to the country by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This visit signals the solid and deeply-rooted relations between the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, said Sheikh Mohammad, also the head of the accompanying mission of honor, in a statement. Peoples of the two brotherly coun...

  • Large number of fake visas and work permits issued – Strict action to be taken

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower, after discovering the issuance of a large number of fake visas and work permits, has been coordinating with Ministry of Interior to take strict actions for confronting this phenomenon, reports Arab Times daily quoting informed sources. They affirmed that the authority will take strict procedures in this regard with the help of the office of the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship, Passport and Residency Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah and will consult the office for each tran...

  • ‘New airport terminal to have capacity to accommodate 4.5m passengers yearly’

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Operations at the General Department of Civil Aviation Engineer Saleh Al-Fadaghi disclosed the new Kuwait International Airport Terminal will have the capacity to accommodate 4.5 million passengers in a year, reports Al-Seyassah / Arab Times daily. Al-Fadaghi disclosed this during the celebration of International Civil Aviation Day. He declared that the new terminal will add capacity of about 10 percent to accommodate the traffic of Kuwait International Airport every year. Al-Fadaghi revealed that the terminal w...

  • Kuwait Airways welcomes first of 10 Boeing 777-300ER

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Airways, the official national carrier of the State of Kuwait, has today confirmed that the first of 10 ordered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft has arrived in Kuwait, landing at Kuwait International Airport (KWI) at 3:00 pm local time. Following on from the aircraft’s reveal in October, at Boeing’s factory in Everett, near Seattle; the aircraft, sporting the new livery and branding of Kuwait’s official national carrier, was provided a water canon salute and welcomed by a delegation from the airline, heade...

  • Dumpsite sought for seized cars

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : Director-General of the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash said the ministry is considering renting a place to dump vehicles seized by police which at the moment occupy much of the space at the country’s police stations, reports Al-Rai daily. Speaking to the daily, Al-Hashash said this step is being considered in view of various reasons and one of them distorts the view of the police station and also causes traffic jam. For this purpose, Al-H...

  • PM starts receiving ‘candidates’ to form new govt, reveal sources

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The decree on the formation of the new government is certainly on the verge of being issued anytime after the oath of office is taken in front of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Saturday, December 10, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al- Hamad Al-Sabah Wednesday started receiving candidates for the new government. The sources indicated that some of the new ministers expected to be part of the new Ca...

  • Will Cost 20 Lakhs To Fly World's Heaviest Person To Mumbai For Surgery

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    MUMBAI:  The world's heaviest person, Iman Ahmad Abdulati, has suffered all her life because of her weight. Now, she will have to pay a heavier price if she wants to turn her life around with a life-saving surgery in Mumbai. The Egyptian tips the scale at 500 kg, and is too big to fit inside an air ambulance. This means that her family will have to cough up Rs. 20 lakh to pay for a commercial flight from Egypt to Mumbai, where Dr Muffazal Lakdawala has agreed to take on her case. A helping hand "We are opening an ac...

  • Government Decides To Print Plastic Currency Note

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016

    NEW DELHI:  Government today informed Parliament that a decision has been taken to print plastic currency notes and procurement of material has started. "It has been decided to print banknotes based on plastic or polymer substrate. The process of procurement has been initiated," Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said in a written reply in Lok Sabha to a query whether RBI proposes to print plastic currency notes in place of paper ones. The Reserve Bank for long has been planning to launch plastic currency ...

  • Issued Rs. 4.27 Lakh Crore Notes Post Notes Ban: Reserve Bank Of India

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    MUMBAI:  RBI on Thursday said that currency notes worth over Rs. 4.27 lakh crore have been issued to public through banks and ATMs following the demonetisation of old high value bills. The Reserve Bank also said that it "will shortly" issue Rs. 500 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, without any inset letter, bearing signature of Governor Urjit R Patel. Consequent to the announcement of withdrawal of legal tender status of banknotes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 from the midnight of November 8, 2016, ...

  • New law targets drivers ‘parking’ cars in places meant for disabled

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for the Disabled Affairs Dr Shafiqa Al-Awadhi revealed about an agreement reached with Ministry of Interior to apply a new law against those who wrongly use the parking spots designated for the disabled people, indicating that this law is due to come in effect from January 2017, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement she issued following her meeting with the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Fahad Al- Shuwei, Dr Al-Awadhi said the ministry has affirmed t...

  • MPs hail visit of Saudi King – Common destiny, fraternity

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Several MPs have reacted positively to the visit of King of Saudi Arabia Salman Bin Abdulaziz; describing it as brotherly and historic such that it will further strengthen economic, social and security ties between the two countries and other Gulf States. MP Faisal Al-Kandari considers the visit a manifestation of the deep relationship between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He asserted this relationship is known to be strong and solid, as the two nations are connected through common destiny and fraternity. He said the two countri...

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