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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of June 2017

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

  • Regulation on companies in country concerning refuse dumping is weak

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

  • MPW plans to cancel construction of 3 labor accommodation projects

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

  • ‘KD 2.5 bln allocated for Kuwait airport upgrade’

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Long-term Business Visas to India

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Wataniya Airways set to operate at Kuwait airport

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of June 2017

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

  • India Raises Terrorism Issue At BRICS Foreign Ministers Meet

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

  • PM Narendra Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

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

  • E Sreedharan, the humble engineer who drives humongous projects

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Terrorist Abu Salem Convicted In 1993 Mumbai Blasts Case

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Early retirement eyed for parents taking care of handicapped kids

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Council approves request for Jafariya Cemetery expansion

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Scholarship for Indian Students

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

  • Hike in electricity tariffs to stay

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

  • e-platform aims to educate migrant workers in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • Amir condoles death of Saudi officer

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

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

  • Toll Free Tourist Helpline for Foreign Tourists Visiting India

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • IndiGo Announces Rs. 899 Offer

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

  • MGRP official presents method to reduce number of expatriates

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • ‘Stopping fuel price hike requires special law’

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • Staff exempted from ‘finger’ attendance

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • Ministry denies ‘plan’ to hike private schools fees

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017

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

  • How Many Free SBI ATM Withdrawals Are Allowed Per Month

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

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

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

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

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

  • Engineer Killed, 2 Pilots Injured In Badrinath Helicopter Crash

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • Local banks express concern over uncooperative clients

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • Kuwaitis second highest shoppers in Turkish cities after Saudis

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

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

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

  • MoD inspects military base on Boubyan Island

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • International Day of Yoga

    Posted on : Friday 9th of June 2017

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

  • Long-term Business Visas to India

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7th Pay Commission: Latest Update On Allowances

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

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

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

  • Former ISRO Chief G Madhavan Nair Pitches For Manned Mission

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

  • Rationalization of Visa fee

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

  • 10 Feared Dead Due To Heat Wave In Uttar Pradesh

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

  • ‘Declare amount to customs’

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017

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

  • Delhi Weather To Get Cooler Tomorrow, Rains To Return

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

  • Rethink on family visas – Decision expected to freeze

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

  • 60 pc of Kuwaiti employees are women

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

  • News about amnesty false: Indian Embassy

    Posted on : Monday 5th of June 2017

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

  • Senkumar ousts Thachankari, Sandhya to head Police Welfare Society

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • First Deluxe Train Deccan Queen Marks 87th Birthday

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

  • Kuwait ‘high’ in rating on peace

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of June 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • New visa ban puts families in serious crisis

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

  • GMRP cuts cash for 1,652 Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

  • Large portion goes in paying public employees’ salaries

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

  • Ministry panel to probe alleged question leakage, exam results

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • High alert in Pathankot after suspicious bag found

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

  • Amir congratulates citizens, expats on Ramadan

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

  • Ban on renewal of family visas for parents, siblings

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

  • Sushma thanks Pakistan for Uzma’s return

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

  • Ambitious sweep of new laws reveals govt's priorities

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of May 2017

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

  • Thousands bid tearful adieu to ‘Sunnychayan’

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

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

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

  • Outdoor work ban starts June 1

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

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

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

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

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

  • SME owners to be fined for subleasing projects to expats

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of May 2017

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

  • Sides sort hiring of domestics from India

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Municipality orders probe into financial irregularities

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

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

  • EU official underlines good and close relationship with Kuwait

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

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

  • All necessary preparations in place to ‘welcome’ Ramadan

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kuwait, China discuss Vision 2035

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017

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

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

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

  • No complaints on cyber attack

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of May 2017

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

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

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

  • Two college students die after car falls off Delhi flyover

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

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

  • ‘Ramadan on May 27’

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

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

  • 90 percent of Kuwaitis residing overseas live in Saudi Arabia

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

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

  • MoE tender for uniforms approved – Some universities suspended

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017

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

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

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

  • Bailable Warrant Against Ramdev For 'Beheading' Remark

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

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

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

  • India Gifts 16,000 Handcrafted Candles To Sri Lanka

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

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

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

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

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

  • Some firms register fictitious employees

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017

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

  • Computer glitch at airport causes confusion

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017

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

  • Kuwait population rises to 4.33 mln

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

  • Kuwait to witness hot weather: expert

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • PM Narendra Modi Greets People On Buddha Purnima

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

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

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

  • USD exchange rate stable at KD 0.304

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

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

  • Nutrition features strongly in Kuwait development agenda - MoH

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

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

  • ‘Change working hours of employees’

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

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

  • ‘Unlicensed foreign exchange bureaus expanding’

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

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

  • Parliament to look into 3 grilling motions this week

    Posted on : Monday 8th of May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017

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

  • Kuwaiti woman invents machine

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017

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

  • 30 watermelons sold within one hour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

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

  • 3,000 citizens receiving rent allowances unlawfully

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

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

  • 25 tons of dead fish removed from Umm Namil Island

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017

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

  • Health insurance for visit lays on sponsor

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017

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

  • Kuwaiti business partner killed in shooting

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017

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

  • Kuwaiti ophthalmologist performs rare surgery in Italy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Black box from vehicles to find cause of accidents

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

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

  • MoSAL pays ‘excellent job’ bonuses to deserving employees

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

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

  • ‘Ministry must pay damages caused by gravel’

    Posted on : Friday 28th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017

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

  • Two Killed As Training Aircraft Crashes In Maharashtra

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

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

  • British Embassy celebrates Queen’s Birthday

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

  • Pre-Monsoon Showers Trigger Landslides In Arunachal Pradesh

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Closing ceremony of Ibtikar Al-Kuwait Competition held

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017

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

  • Railways to increase 3AC coaches in long distance trains

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

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

  • Kuwait oil price down 39 Cents to USD 49.17 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

  • Indian Air Force UAV Lakshya Crashes During Trial In Odisha

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

  • India Wins Elections To 2 UN Subsidiary Bodies

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

  • Study on work permit fees for expatriate workers ends

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

  • ‘Dusty weather during the weekend’

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

  • US Embassy warns on demo

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017

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

  • India To Get Normal Monsoon: Weather Department

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

  • Palestinian teachers are well known for competency: official

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

  • ‘No spoilt foodstuff finds way into country’

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

  • Rise in residence fees eyed

    Posted on : Monday 17th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 17th of April 2017

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

  • 8 Karnataka Students Drown Off Maharashtra's Sindhudurg Coast

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017

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

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

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

  • UP Signs 'Power For All' Agreement With Centre

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 14th of April 2017

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

  • Friday to witness hot weather: expert

    Posted on : Friday 14th of April 2017

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

  • Contrasting Friday for Hindus and Christian in Kerala

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

  • Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF)

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017

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

  • Paytm, Savlon Express On Tracks Soon

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

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

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

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

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

  • Student Registration Module on MADAD

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

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

  • April 27 official holiday for Israa and Miraj

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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

  • Security tightened at places of worship

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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

  • Greek tourist visa in 24 hours, says envoy

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

  • Recruitment Of Indian Nurses For Kuwait

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

  • India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements

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

  • Mobile-Based Tickets For Gurugram Buses Coming Soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chance for scattered rain on Friday

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017

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

  • Flood alert in Kashmir as Jhelum flows above danger mark

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

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

  • About 240 expats, victims of human peddling face ouster

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

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

  • Cmte could hold contractor accountable over ‘flooding’

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

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

  • Advisory to Indian nationals in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

  • Child protection society organizes seminar on promotion of reading

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

  • Ministry of Electricity and Water staff stage strike

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Immigration relocated

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017

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

  • ‘Guard mentally ill girls to avert abuse’

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017

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

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

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

  • Renowned Hindustani Classical Vocalist Kishori Amonkar Dies At 84

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

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

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

  • Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Commercial Ship: Report

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

  • Cut-off date on residency for rehabilitated absconders hit

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

  • ‘Bank to collect business tax details of clients’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

  • ‘Cannot underestimate rights of MEW workers’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017

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

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

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

  • President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi Welcome Malaysian PM

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

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

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

  • Thousands Of Trees Could Be Axed For Road To Gangotri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Public sector power consumption rises: report

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

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

  • ‘Renew work permits’

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

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

  • Indian PM Modi expected to visit Kuwait soon: envoy

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Narendra Modi is set to become the "third most successful" Prime Minister of India after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, renowned historian Ramachandra Guha has said, asserting that the 66-year-old leader's "charisma" and "appeal" transcend the boundaries of caste and language. Speaking at the ongoing London School of Economics (LSE) India Summit 2017 in New Delhi, 58-year-old Ramachandra Guha said Prime Minister Modi's "authority" and "Pan-Indian vision" put ...

  • Maoist Camp Destroyed In Jharkhand, A Commander Held

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    RANCHI:  A Maoist camp was destroyed by the security forces in Jharkhand's Giridih district and one of its commanders arrested in Khuti today, the state police said. The arrested Maoist commander, Soma Munda, carried a reward of Rs. 50,000 on his head. The police have seized Rs. 48,000 from his possession collected as levy. According to the police, the Maoist camp in Madhuban in Giridih was destroyed in a joint operation of the police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The police had received information about the ...

  • Delhi's Hottest Morning This Year Amid Heat Wave In North India

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  It is the hottest morning in New Delhi today with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.7 degrees Celsius, the highest this year at five notches above the season's average. The minimum temperature broke the record of Wednesday and weather office expect rise in minimum temperature in the coming days. However, this morning, the breeze in some parts of the national capital helped the people to cool off. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 38 degrees Celsius, an India Meteorological Department official...

  • ‘Domestic labor market in Kuwait faces huge crisis’

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Owners of recruitment companies and domestic labor bureaus have warned that the domestic labor market in Kuwait is bound to face a huge crisis, reports Al-Rai daily. They indicated that the cost of recruiting domestic workers from the Philippines has been increasing erratically due to some measures taken by the Kuwaiti Embassy in Manila, which includes medical tests in eight clinics through a private company, instead of 19 clinics as it was before. They explained that the Kuwaiti Embassy in Manila took sudden measures a...

  • Employers urged to check number of national workers

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) on Tuesday appealed to employers who have contracts with government bodies to inspect number of national workers registered at their companies. The move aims to make sure that the status of workers is compatible with Resolution No. 1028 of 2014 that was issued by the Cabinet on determining the number of national labor at companies which have contracts with government bodies. Kholoud Al-Shahab, Deputy Director for Financial and Human Resources at PAM, announced today that the informati...

  • Kuwait delays enforcement of selective tax policy until mid-yr – SPC expected to okay newly approved oil strategy

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has decided to postpone enforcement of the selective tax regime until the middle of the current year. It decided to postpone the policy without stating the reasons, although the Ministry of Finance is ready for implementation, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The daily quoting a source noted Saudi Arabia made a u-turn few days back suspending the proposed implementation of the same policy in April until further notice. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Finance and Public Authority for Zakat in Riyadh announced that some proce...

  • ‘Salaries of Indian labourers transferred to bank accounts’ – Al-Sabeeh coordinates with embassy, MEW

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh revealed that the salaries of Indian laborers who are working for a company under contract with Ministry of Electricity and Water have been transferred to their bank accounts, reports Al-Rai daily. She said she had coordinated with the Indian Embassy in Kuwait and Ministry of Electricity and Water in this regard, as the salaries of those laborers were delayed for eight months. Direct Aid Society launched Wednesday a relief aid campaign for Somalia, through its local branch...

  • 71 tourists stranded in Ladakh due to avalanche rescued: Army

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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    SRINAGAR: Army has rescued 71 tourists, including 21 women and children, stranded in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir due to an avalanche between Chang La Pass and Tangtse village. "Indian Army troops deployed in eastern Ladakh responded to help civilians trapped at the Chang La Pass due to an avalanche that struck between Chang La and Tangtse. "Seventy-one tourists, including 21 women and children, were rescued and provided medical assistance, food, clothing and accommodation," a defence spokesman said on Tuesday in...

  • Labor minister resolves problem of Indian workers not paid by firm

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed the plan of Kuwaiti government to establish a national leadership school, in collaboration with France, for enhancing training and governance activities. The minister said this recently at the residence of French Ambassador to Kuwait Christian Nakhla who honored her with the “Order of Garter” (The Knight). She affirmed that the ministry has resolved the problem related to non-payment of salaries to workers of a ...

  • Recruitment firm for domestics up in August

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Domestic Workers Recruitment Company will go into operation in August 2017, says the Rapporteur of Response to the Amiri Address Committee, MP Osama Al- Shaheen. Speaking to reporters, after the committee meeting Monday Al- Shaheen said the meeting was chaired by head of the committee MP Khalil Abul. He added, during the meeting he submitted queries concerning the establishment of this company and was happy to note it will contribute to cut the cost of hiring domestic workers in the country. He explained a number of MPs...

  • Promotion of ‘flats’ by building owners rapped – ‘Real estate fetching good rates’

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretary General of Kuwait Real Estate Association Qais Al-Ghanim has denounced the manner in which some building owners are promoting their flats lately and obliging tenants to pay six months rent in advance in order to benefit from discount while signing the contract, reports Al-Rai daily. He noted the act violates law, noting two types of contracts are applicable in Kuwait. The first contract involves furnished apartments that require approval of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Interior Ministry. He al...

  • Cabinet briefed on steps taken to face damage caused by rains

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Cabinet listened during its weekly session on Monday to a presentation by Minister of Public Works Abdulrahman Al-Mutawa on measures and steps taken to face damage caused by heavy rains that hit the country last week. He told ministers about efforts made by all ministry’s teams to remove all obstacles that accumulated rainwater and caused traffic congestion on some roads across the country, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Information Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al- Sabah ...

  • United Airlines under fire for 'barring girls wearing leggings'

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017
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    Washington: United Airlines has been criticized on social media after it barred two girls from flying for wearing leggings. The incident happened on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday morning, BBC quoted activist Shannon Watts as saying. A United gate agent was "forcing" the girls, one of them aged 10, to change their clothes or wear dresses over the leggings, Watts tweeted. United said the girls were traveling on a ticket that had a dress code. They were "United pass travelers", which are ticke...

  • India Will Be The World's Youngest Country By 2020

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017
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    COLOMBO:  India will become the world's youngest country by 2020 with an average age of 29, India's envoy in Sri Lanka said on Sunday. Sixty-four per cent of India's population will be in the working age group by 2020, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjith Singh Sandhu said while delivering a foreign policy lecture. "With western Europe, the US, South Korea, Japan and even China aging, this demographic potential offers India an unprecedented edge which could further contribute to the GDP growth rate,...

  • Terrorism Has Thrown A Big Challenge To Humanity: PM Modi

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Terrorism has thrown a big challenge to humanity and people should draw inspiration from ancient scriptures to take on the menace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. "Terrorism has gripped the entire world. It has thrown a challenge to humanity. If we try to analyse incidents mentioned in ancient scriptures and set those in the present context, I would say that Jatayu was the first to fight against terrorism. He gave the message of fearlessness," he said. In epic Ramayana, Jatayu, a vulture, had v...

  • Kuwait will implement the joint tax agreement by early 2018

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Finance settled the controversy concerning the schedule for implementing Value Added Tax (VAT) system, when the Undersecretary of the ministry Khalifa Hamada diminished any possibility for its postponement by affirming that Kuwait will implement the joint tax agreement by early 2018, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Regarding the government’s stance concerning the implementation of the VAT system, Hamada told Reuters that, “Of course we will implement it. We have signed the agreement, so what else is left ...

  • Office boys at Ministry of Education not paid for months

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The office boys at Ministry of Education have not received their salaries for last three months, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources. They said most of them have families and monthly financial commitments, indicating that this problem has been occurring annually even though the ministry has been warning the concerned company. The sources revealed that the ministry intends to send a final ultimatum to the company in this regard. They indicated about the resentment among the educational leaders regarding the ac...

  • ‘No deaths’ Rain complaints

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Observer of Ambulance Services at the Medical Emergency Department Jassem Al-Foudari stated the sector received 333 complaints on Friday, of which 145 were related to the rain. He noted the callers requested for assistance, transfer of sick people to hospitals, and traffic accidents. However, no report of death was recorded among the cases. He noted Medical Emergency Men were alert on dealing with situation and arrived at the respective locations within the shortest possible time. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • US Targets More Than 200 Indians For Deportation, Says Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Trump administration recently informed India that it is targeting for deportation more than 270 Indian nationals living in the United States illegally, according to India's foreign minister. The Indian government has asked for further information on the 271-name list from the United States before allowing their deportation, Sushma Swaraj said during a question period in the upper house of India's Parliament on Thursday. "Until we verify the nationalities of these people, how do we believe the claims ...

  • Ahead Of MCD Polls, Arvind Kejriwal Promises To Abolish Residential House Tax

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will abolish the residential house tax and waive-off arrears if voted to power in the capital's civic bodies, while wooing voters ahead of the April 23 MCD elections. Mr Kejriwal contended that the house tax has become a "major" source of corruption and promised that his party, which is making its civic polls debut, will end it. He vowed to transform the three civic corporations in Delhi - South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC),...

  • India At Par With US, China Because Of PM Narendra Modi: S M Krishna

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    BENGALURU:  Former Congress leader S M Krishna, who joined the BJP on Wednesday, showered fulsome praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, saying India is at par with superpowers like the US and China because of his programmes. "Modiji has given new status to India ... Today, India is on par with superpowers like United States, France, Russia and China. This has been possible because of the various programmes PM Narendra Modi has started," he told BJP workers at the state's party headquarters in Delhi. The...

  • President Pranab Mukherjee greets Greece on its Independence Day

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings to the people of Greece on their Independence Day. "Warm greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the Hellenic Republic (official name of Greece) on their Independence Day," Mukherjee tweeted. Greece, a country in southeastern Europe celebrates Independence Day on March 25 in honour of the country freedom from the Ottoman Empire rule in the 19th century. Courtesy : Zeenews ...

  • 2 US Senators Ask Trump Administration To Push For F-16 Fighters' Sale To India

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Two top Senators have urged the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India to build its capability to counter security threats and balance China's growing military power in the Pacific. Senators Mark Warner from Virginia and John Cornyn from Texa in a joint letter to US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Trump administration must make the fighter jet acquisition a priority during initial bilateral discussions with India. India has launched an...

  • Your PAN card may become invalid without Aadhaar by December 31

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: After making Aadhaar number mandatory for filing of Income Tax returns and compulsory linking it with your Permanent Account Number (PAN) card, there could soon be a deadline. As per a report in the Hindustan Times, government has “arrived at the tentative cutoff date of December 31”. “People with existing PAN cards will either have to link them to Aadhaar or show proof of having applied for the 12-digit ID by December 31,” HT quoting a source added. Aadhaar may become the only card required to ...

  • Children Without Aadhaar Cards Will Continue To Get Midday Meals

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Children will not be deprived of mid-day meals if they do not have an Aadhaar card, government said today. The issue was raised by Congress leader Motilal Vohra during the Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, saying the government has made Aadhaar mandatory under the mid-day meal scheme. "It seems the government has decided to take away the free food scheme from school children," he said, adding that about 12 crore children are enrolled under the scheme. HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar refuted the suggestion saying...

  • 'Countdown' To March 31 Has Begun, Income Tax Department Warns Blackmoney Holders

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Income Tax department today warned black money holders that it has "information" about their illegal deposits and they should avail the soon-to-end the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) window to come clean. In advertisements issued in leading national dailies, the department said that the "countdown" in this regard has begun and stash holders should declare their black money "or regret later". The window under the scheme closes on March 31.The advertisement said that the &q...

  • Health official supports plan for expats to buy medicines

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of the Hawally Health sector, Dr Fahd Al-Foudari said he supports the proposal which calls on the expatriates to buy their medicines or at least part of the cost, reports Al-Rai daily. He added more than 60 percent visitors to the Hawalli medical facilities and the Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital, are expatriates. He pointed out the proposal should be accompanied by further tightening control on the private sector to prevent any manipulation of price of medicines. Al-Foudari explained the increase in fees for health ...

  • MPW planning to replace expatriate employees – Total 23,902 citizens registered under CSC for jobs

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Public Works is planning to replace all its expatriate employees with Kuwaitis within the next five years before the year 2022, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the ministry is keen on benefiting from the experiences of national labor and contributing in providing job opportunities to the youths based on the plan of the Cabinet and in line with the Kuwaitization policy in the public sector. The sources said the government has been seriously working on reducing expatriates and replacing...

  • Air India Flight From Ahmedabad To London Suffers Bird Hit

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  An Air India flight from Ahmedabad to London via Newark suffered a bird hit, forcing the airline to cancel its onward journey from Britain's capital. The AI-171 flight with 230 passengers onboard suffered a bird hit while it was on its way to London from Ahmedabad yesterday. The plane landed at Heathrow Airport at 10:39 am local time. The bird hit damaged the nose of the aircraft as well as the radar antenna, the airline said in a statement. Of the total 230 passengers, 50 flyers destined to Newark were accommoda...

  • UK Parliament Attack: President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi Express Sadness

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed sadness over the terror attack on the UK Parliament on Wednesday, where five people - including the perpetrator - were killed and dozens were severely injured. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India stands in solidarity with the UK. "Deeply saddened by the terror attack in London. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," Prime Minister Modi said, on social media platform Twitter. "At this difficult...

  • CBSE Introduces New Rules To Standardise School Tests

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Close on the heels of making the Class 10 examination compulsory again, the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has now introduced a "uniform pattern" of examinations and assessment for all its schools. For parents with children in Class 6 and above, these changes will be significant. Uniform assessment means schools - public and private - will have to adhere to a common CBSE template for exam papers. Scoring and marking patterns will be the same. Exams will happen at the same intervals. Also, whil...

  • ‘Traders manipulating with prices face stiff penalties’ – Meat safe for consumption: official

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will enforce stiff penalties against traders who lift or manipulate with commodities’ prices, the minister warned on Wednesday. The department will take stringent measures against any merchant who raises the prices in an unjustifiable manner, warned Khaled Al-Roudhan, the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs, in a statement to journalists at the parliament headquarters. The law prohibits manipulation or unjustified raises of the g...

  • ‘Present strategy to cut number of expat workers’ – Some MEW sectors set a 3-year plan: source

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Undersecretary at the Ministry of Electricity and Water Engineer Mohammad Buhahri has commissioned undersecretaries in various sectors of the ministry to present strategy to reduce the number of expatriates in operations and maintenance sectors and replace them with the national personnel as per Kuwaitization policy, reports Al- Rai daily quoting a knowledgeable source. The same source added some sectors have set a three-year plan to fulfill the replacement policy. In an internal memo circulated to various sectors of the mi...

  • ‘1,074 out of total 1,270 teachers have no certificates to deal with special needs people’

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Private and Qualitative Education in the Ministry of Education Dr AbdulMohsin Al-Huwailah disclosed that 1,074 of the total 1,270 male and female teachers employed by schools for special needs in the country do not have certificates to deal with handicaps, reports Al-Anba daily. In an interview, Al-Huwailah noted the ministry has reached an agreement with Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) to start special needs bachelor programs. He called for intensified efforts to ens...

  • Bill calls for setting up labs at all ports to check imported foodstuff

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Showing concern for the health of the citizens and people living in the country, MP Waleed Al- Tabtabaei has presented a bill in the National Assembly which calls for the establishment of laboratories at all land, air and sea ports to run a check on foodstuffs imported from abroad. In the explanatory note, the lawmaker said Article 15 of the Kuwaiti Constitution on health care asserts ‘The State cares for public health and for means of prevention and treatment of diseases and epidemics’ and this requires the Sta...

  • Bid to suspend accreditation

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Higher Education is considering suspension of accreditation of three private universities for not obtaining approval from academic accreditation authorities and also for their lack of administrative and academic capabilities, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the universities receive state land for free but charge exorbitant fees for providing services to students. Despite this, the universities have failed dismally in getting academic accreditation. Half of the professors in ...

  • ‘Unstable weather’

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Former director of Kuwait Meteorological Department Mohammad Karam says the weather conditions on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 will be unstable, reports Al-Rai daily. Karam explained that the thunderstorms can be expected throughout Kuwait. The expected wind speed is 60 kms per hour, which can carry dust and probably lead to dust storms. The cloud cover is expected to be heavy by Wednesday night and heavy rains can be expected on Thursday and Friday. The weather will start improving gradually by Saturday Marc...

  • Kuwait nat'l library celebrates Al-Sharekh's books donation

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The National Library of Kuwait (NLK) held a ceremony to receive the donation of around 6,000 books from Mohammad Al-Sharekh's library late Tuesday. The ceremony was patronized and attended by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah. Speaking at the event, Director General of NLK Kamil Al-Abduljaleel, thanked Al-Sharekh's library for its support to the national library. He said the NLK is working on developing its work scheme through modern information technology systems and s...

  • CM Yogi Adityanath's new order – Uttar Pradesh govt officials can't chew pan, gutka in offices

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
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    Lucknow: After tightening the noose on illegal slaughterhouses, Chief Minister Yogi Adityantah on Wednesday ordered banning of pan masala, gutka in all government offices in Uttar Pradesh. The newly-elected CM took the significant step as numerous government offices across UP bear the ugly sight of stains of `paan' and `gutka' on the walls. Unhappy with the dirt in government offices, CM Adityanath ordered the state government officials not to chew pan, pan masala etc during duty hours. Chewable tobacco like 'khaini&#...

  • Travel in Rajdhani, Shatbadi at mail/express fare from April 1

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Come April and a passenger can avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if he or she has booked tickets in other mail/express trains for the same destinations. Railways is launching a new scheme from April 1 under which waitlisted passengers can get confirmed accommodation in the next alternative train if they opt for the option while booking their tickets. As per the scheme, there would be no extra charges taken from the passenger or any refund provided for the difference of fare. Known ...

  • Defaulters to face power cut – Consumer to bear ‘cost’

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Electricity and Water declared the intention to cut the power to consumers defaulting payment, which entails accumulated bills scheduled for monthly installment, reports Al-Nahar daily. The daily quoting a source added the ministry will not restore power to the buildings until the bills are paid in full, while the reconnection cost will be borne by concerned citizens and expatriates. He stressed that defaulters are the main reason the ministry is unable to collect outstanding bills running into millions of dinar...

  • ‘Success rate high, Kuwait turns center for fat-removing surgery’ – ‘Bonuses for MoH employees soon’

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : General Surgery and Bariatric Consultant at Dar Al-Shifa Clinic Dr Yousef Al-Saleh says Kuwait has become world center for weight-loss surgeries due to a huge number of successful surgeries carried out here, reports Al-Rai daily. In an interview with the daily, Dr Al-Saleh explained that Kuwait is a pioneer in weight-loss surgeries by bringing international experts to the country and hosting international conferences in that regard. This has portrayed a good image for Kuwaiti surgeons in the field of weight-loss surgeries l...

  • Several Kuwaitis desperately trying to get their names cleared from “Support For Terrorism” list

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Several Kuwaitis who are accused of involvement in international terrorism and carry the United Nations Security Council sanctions are reportedly in touch with the Appeals Office of the Security Council Sanctions Committee through Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports Al-Rai daily quoting jihadist sources. The sources added the Kuwaitis are desperately trying to get their names cleared of the charges of supporting international terrorism. The sources pointed some Kuwaitis have already met with the concerned UN ...

  • Panel nod to sports law amendments – Headquarters for all NGOs proposed

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MPs Ahmed Al-Fadhel, Yousef Al-Fadallah, Faisal Al-Kandari, Khalil Abdullah and Khalid Al-Shatti have presented a proposal for the establishment of a building to accommodate all registered non-government organization (NGOs) operating in the country. The lawmakers said the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor from time to time gives a nod for the activities of the NGOs and what these organizations are expected to do based on the rules and regulations play a social, cultural, moral and religious role in the Kuwaiti society. H...

  • 'Eagles Resolve' drill commences in Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The military exercise "Eagles Resolve 2017" commenced in Kuwait on Tuesday with the participation of armies from several GCC countries in cooperation with the US military. This exercise is one of the biggest military drills on both regional and international levels. It aims to develop defense skills against any threats.  ...

  • At 101, India Has World's Fourth Highest Number Of Billionaires, Mukesh Ambani Tops List: Forbes

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017
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    NEW YORK:  India is home to world's fourth highest number of billionaires with Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani leading the club of more than 100 super rich Indians, according to a new list released by Forbes magazine. The Forbes list of the 'World's Billionaires' 2017 consists of 2,043 of the richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of USD 7.67 trillion, a record 18-per cent increase over the past year. The list has been topped by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the fourth year in a row. ...

  • Sponsors face law for leaving expatriates on streets to beg

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director-General of the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at the Interior Ministry Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash said stringent punitive measures shall be taken against people – individuals, companies or institutions who sponsor people and leave them on the streets of Kuwait for begging for alms. Al-Hashash was responding to what was published last Thursday about that residents of Al-Qurain were disturbed to see some children begging for alms pretending to be Syrian refugees. He said the Ministry o...

  • Kuwait happier than Philippines, India

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

    NEW YORK : The World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012, said among the GCC states Kuwait (6.105) sits at 39th position, the UAE (6.648), at 21, Qatar (6.375) at 35, Saudi Arabia (6.344) at 37 and Bahrain (6.087) at 41, respectively among the 155 listed countries. The ranking for another GCC country, the Sultanate of Oman is not available. (The report is rated on a 1 to 10 scale). However, Norway displaced Denmark as the world&...

  • ‘Decision to cut expat teachers housing grant to save KD 21.9m’

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education will save KD 21,941.280 million per year through the decision enforced by Civil Service Commission (CSC) to reduce the housing allowance of expatriate teachers, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Informed educational sources explained that the ministry has saved KD 10,970,640 since the decision was enforced in October 2016, amid recent rumors circulated among expatriate teachers alleging the ministry is saving the deducted sum to pay deserved female expatriate teachers housing allowance of KD 60 retroactively ...

  • Beauty and the Beast pulled from cinemas in Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast has been pulled from cinemas in Kuwait after censors raised concerns over the film’s content. The film, which has grossed more than $180 million overseas, has what has been called Disney’s first “gay moment” for a character. Beauty and the Beast had been showing in the predominantly Muslim country of Kuwait since Thursday, but those who’d purchased tickets to see the movie Monday received text messages from Kuwait’s National Cinema Company informing ...

  • Kuwait intends to postpone tax implementation

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Unlike Saudi Arabia which is preparing to apply selective tax from April 2017, other GCC countries including Kuwait have not yet decided on the date for implementation of the tax, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the concerned GCC committee has been holding discussions concerning the situation of the countries in order to bring an end to smuggling operations by increasing human elements at the borders. The sources said discussions held in Riyadh indicate that selective tax will be ap...

  • ‘Equate bedoun, expats in jobs’ – ‘Grant rights on second contract basis’

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh has issued a decision to equate Bedoun employees employed on wages the same way expatriates are employed on second contract basis, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the decision, Bedoun employees will be entitled to all perks that are granted to expatriates, including the right for all leaves specified in the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). This includes annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, Hajj leave and other paid leaves. The...

  • Electricity Ministry improves production capacity, up 2000 MW

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The Undersecretary of Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water Mohammad Boushehri revealed on Monday that production capacity of the electrical network increased by 2000 MW due to two major projects, northern Al-Zour power Station and Sabiya. Boushehri said in an interview with "AL-Anba"a newspaper that Al-Zour power Station, which entered service with full production capacity in November of last year will contribute 1.500 megawatts, equivalent to 10 percent of the total energy in the electric grid....

  • Rajya Sabha Passes Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

    NEW DELHI:  The Rajya Sabha today approved the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016. The bill that seeks to increase maternity leave to 26 weeks from the present 12 weeks was earlier passed by the Rajya Sabha on August 11, last year. Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien observed that the measure was already passed by both the houses and there was only a "technical amendment" with which it was to be taken up once again. The Bill was then passed with voice vote. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016, also provid...

  • India's Longest Road Tunnel Connecting Jammu And Srinagar Will Be Open For Public Usage By March-End

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017
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    After a successful completion of the trial run, the new twin-tube tunnel on the new Jammu-Srinagar National Highway four-lane project is reportedly ready for public usage and will soon be open to traffic. At 9.2 km, this is the longest road tunnel in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the highway tunnel by month-end. Located at an elevation of 1200 meters, the tunnel will also be the first one in the country to get the world class 'integrated tunnel control system'. This particular system will allow ...

  • Want to make India global diamond trading hub, says PM Modi

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017
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    Mumbai/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India should become an international diamond trading hub in addition to its present status as cutting and polishing hub. Addressing the audience at a charity dinner at the International Diamond Conference in Mumbai through video conferencing, Modi said India has made rapid strides since the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India was set up 50 years back. He said: "India is now the world`s largest manufacturer of cut and polished diamonds, and gems a...

  • Warning on remittances tax of expatriates - ‘Negative impact on economy’

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “Any move to impose taxes on the remittances of expatriates in Kuwait will negatively impact the economy of Kuwait. The lawmakers of Kuwait should conduct a thorough study of the issue before proposing laws in this regard”, says a financial expert from Kuwait. This is in response to the insistence of several lawmakers to impose taxes on the remittances of expatriates under the hope that it could generate a new source of income for the state, as Kuwait has been dealing with the financial consequences of the fall ...

  • CPA to protect consumers from any underhand tactics – PAAAFR to penalize monopolistic practices

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Consumers will be protected from all practices that are detrimental to their well-being, head of the Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) Bandar Al-Lafi said on Sunday. Al-Lafi made the remarks in joint meeting between the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, local livestock company Al-Mawashi, the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs & Fish Resources (PAAAFR) and CPA, as requested by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. Moreover, he spoke of CPA’s sternness to use the ...

  • 5th GESF opens with call for Global Anthem and to #BringBackOurGirls

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The values of global citizenship and inclusivity, and the potential of big data to transform education set the tone for the opening of the fifth Global Education & Skills Forum (GESF), a Varkey Foundation initiative, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The opening assembly, attended by over 2,000 delegates from 140 nations, witnessed emotionally charged moments as Sa’a and Rachel, who had suffered atrocitie...

  • US Tells India No Significant Change In H-1B Visa Regime

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The United States has conveyed to India that there is no significant change in the H-1B visa regime, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. Ms Sitharaman said in Lok Sabha that India is articulating its concerns regarding the visa policy vigorously with the new administration in the US. However, the Minister said, there is no significant change in the H-1B visa regime. "The fear, at least for 2017, is not proved to be correct. They (US authorities) are saying their current priority is to deal with ...

  • Swachh Bharat Can Be Achieved Only Through People Support: Kiran Bedi

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    PUDUCHERRY:  The objectives of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' can be achieved only through cooperation from Residents' Welfare Associations, Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi said today. Holding discussions with the representatives of Residents' Welfare Associations in Sudhana Nagar during a field visit, MS Bedi asked all associations to come together and work collectively with various departments including the Municipality to ensure that a clean and hygienic environment is created. Later, in a release from Raj Nivas, s...

  • Shashi Tharoor Rejects Online Campaign Projecting Him As Future PM Candidate

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    Former UN diplomat and Congress lawmaker Shashi Tharoor has rejected an online petition campaign projecting him as UPA's Prime Ministerial candidate in the run-up to the general elections 2019. In his Facebook post, Mr Tharoor, wanted the people behind the campaign to withdraw the same. "I was both surprised and touched by the Change.org petition that has been circulating over the last few days suggesting a greater role for me in the Congress party and in national politics in the 2019 elections, and by the response this has ...

  • Kuwait continues to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Kuwait continued to deliver humanitarian aid to people in need and fund developmental projects in Asia and Africa this week. In Yemen, a Kuwaiti campaign launched a project offering shelter aid to displaced Yemenis from governorates of Al-Hudaydah and Ta'iz in Al-Buraiqah Directorate, west of Aden. The campaign aims to secure food, water, education and housing Aid was delivered to 150 people, out of 1,200 targeted by the campaign, the Yemeni-Kuwaiti Relief Agency said in a statement. Meanwhile in Iraq, Kuwa...

  • Plastic Rs. 10 Note Could Be A Reality Soon

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has been authorised to conduct field trials for printing plastic Rs. 10 denomination notes which will have a longer life span, Parliament was informed on Friday. "Approval for procurement of plastic substrate and printing of bank notes of Rs. 10 denomination on plastic banknote substrates has been conveyed to the RBI," Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal told the Lok Sabha in a written reply. Substrate denotes the underlying substance or layer on which currency is print...

  • Mishel death probe leads to Cronin's place in Chhattisgarh

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    Kochi: The Crime Branch team investigating the unnatural death of Mishel Shaji in Kochi will accompany her estranged boyfriend to his place where he stayed in Chhattisgarh. Cronin Alexander Baby repeated his claim that their relation was rocked by some misunderstanding and there was nothing that he knew of to prompt the aspiring chartered accountant to commit suicide. The investigating officers want to check if Cronin used another phone or SIM to communicate with Mishel from Chhattisgarh. They will also be looking for any storage device ...

  • 64 train accidents in 2016-17 were caused due to failure of rail staff: Government

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI: A total of 99 consequential train accidents took place during April 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017, out of which 64 were due to failure of railway staff, Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. Out of the 99 train accidents, 19 were caused due to the failure of factors other than the railway staff, Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain said in a written reply in the Upper House. There were two incidents of sabotage during this period, he said. The train accidents per million kilometre have decreased from 0.55 in 2001-...

  • Two Low Intensity Explosions Near Agra Cantonment Railway Station; No Damage Reported

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    Two low-intensity bomb explosions took place near Cantonment Station, Agra, today morning. No casualties or damage has been reported so far. Train operations have not been affected. The explosions took place just hours after the police recovered a note threatening terror attacks. The note was found near Bhandai railway station, after the Andaman Express (Chennai to Jammu) crashed into a huge boulder on the tracks. "Luckily, the engine driver had saw it on time and applied emergency brakes. A note threatening terrorist attacks wa...

  • Air Train Proposed To Link Delhi Airport Terminals

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The infrastructural company, GMR Group-led Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) has proposed an air train connecting all the terminals of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday. "The Master Plan - 2016 contains a provision for Automated People Mover (APM) for connecting all the terminals of the airport. Total length of the proposed APM alignment is 5.5 km, out of which 1.5 km is underground, while 4.0 km portion is elevated," Minister of State for Civil Aviation...

  • No Proposal To Withdraw New Rs. 2,000 Notes: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said there is no proposal to withdraw the Rs. 2,000 denomination notes that were introduced post demonetisation. "There is no proposal to withdraw the Rs. 2,000 denomination banknote," the minister said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. Mr Jaitley further said the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes returned to currency chests of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) amounted to Rs. 12.44 lakh crore (as on December 10, 2016). "The data obtained in this regard would need to ...

  • 5,000 nurses at AIIMS on mass casual leave

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: Nearly 5,000 nurses at the AIIMS went on mass casual leave on Friday, alleging the hospital administration of discrimination in the roll out of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. The nurses, who held meetings with the outgoing Deputy Director, Administration, V Srinivas, have demanded that they be given revision in their pay scales and a hike in allowances. The emergency services at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences would be affected. However, the out patient departments and other medical services will continue ...

  • ‘Visa peddlers responsible for disorder in population’ - Expats come, work and leave: MP

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Urban Observers held a seminar titled “The demographic disorder … consequences and solutions” for discussing ways to solve the population imbalance issue. It began with the MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari saying, “We do not want to talk about the demographic issue from a racist perspective. We cannot deny expatriates their rights in all aspects. However, Kuwait is not a country that brings expatriates in order for them to become citizens. We bring them to work here, as Kuwait is not an immigrant-re...

  • MoE said to be exposed to imminent crisis at start of ’17/’18 academic yr

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Informed educational sources disclosed that the ministry is exposed to imminent crisis at the beginning of academic year 2017/2018 having to do with inadequate number of teachers in their various specialties for the schools in remote areas such as Sabah Al-Ahmed and Jaber Al-Ahmed cities. The same sources added the contracts of many expatriate teachers ended and contributed to shortage of teachers for the current academic year. They pointed out that the problem is aggravated by lack of willingness of Kuwaiti teachers to wor...

  • Heritage souk traders stage strike against hike in rents

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Owners of stalls and businesses in Souk Mubarakiya at Kuwait City held a six-hour strike from the early hours of Thursday, March 16 to protest against the rent increase of up to 500 percent in some cases. The strike was held after the investment company in charge of running Souk Mubarakiya issued a notice on rent increase. This forced the government to intervene through its department of State Property Management, addressing the investment company to halt all procedures related to the rent increase. Critics privy to thi...

  • WHO commends Kuwait's efforts to eradicate polio

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

    GENEVA  (KUNA) -- Kuwait is playing an integral role in the efforts to eradicate polio worldwide, said Director of polio eradication for the World Health Organization (WHO) Michel Zaffran Thursday. This came in a letter addressed by Zaffran to the Kuwaiti permanent representative at international organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim. In a statement to KUNA on the issue, Al-Ghunaim said that his country was keen implementing efforts to end polio, affirming that the WHO recognition have reflected Kuwait's strong...

  • Capricious weather in Kuwait ahead of summer - forecast

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Volatile weather patterns are expected in Kuwait during this transitional period as winter slowly subsides to herald the arrival of summer season, meteorologist Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said on Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that weather is typically unstable during this time of year, where temperatures gradually begin to rise with winds spewing out dust that could reduce visibility. Weather on Thursday is mostly sunny with northeasterly winds that will later turn northwesterly at speeds of 15-50 km/h, h...

  • Kuwait to witness Equinox Thursday

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Equinox, the day where the durations of light and darkness are equal, is expected to occur in Kuwait on Thursday, said Kuwaiti astronomer and historian Adel Al-Sadoun. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Sadoun said that large swathes of the globe, including Kuwait, witness equinox on March 16th of each year, where sunrise was expected at 05:57 a.m., while sunset follows 12 hours later. On the astronomical phenomenon, he said that it typically happens on March 21, a process triggered when the plane of the earth's equator pass...

  • Kuwaiti women play vital role in development, decision-making - diplomat

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

    NEW YORK  (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti women play a big role in their country's plans for growth, becoming key partners in implementing the 2030 sustainable development strategy, said a Kuwaiti diplomat late Wednesday. In a speech to the 61st session of the UN General Assembly Commission on the Status of Women, member of the Kuwaiti delegation Huda Al-Shaiji said that Kuwait was keen on providing integrated care and decent living for women and developing their role in society. Kuwaiti women have become competitors to men in various dev...

  • Seven Teams Qualify For Indian Private Moon Mission

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017
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    BENGALURU:  Seven teams, including three from India, have qualified for the country's first private moon mission in December, space technology start-up TeamIndus said on Wednesday. "Teams Callisto, Ears and Kalpana from India, Space4Life from Italy, Lunadome from Britain, Killa Lab from Peru and Regolith Revolution from the US have qualified to fly their experiments to the lunar surface in our spacecraft," said a TeamIndus statement. The state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will fly TeamIndus spacecr...

  • Error costs State millions in collecting health insurance for domestic workers

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Interior has written to the Ministry of Health to correct the administrative error which it has been committing for the past 17 years, the error that has cost the State Treasury millions of dinars. A security source said the Health Ministry has been charging KD 5 in health insurance for domestic workers irrespective of the number of domestic workers a Kuwaiti family hires in violation of the law which permits the Kuwaiti family to pay KD 5 health insurance for the first three domestic workers and KD 50 for t...

  • Insurance firms ‘hit’ over docus tied to bearing of accident costs – MoH launches procedures to set up separate dept

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Insurance companies are deliberately ignoring the comprehensive document concerning bearing the costs of accidents and obtaining reports from owners of cars over high-cost damages, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the insurance companies only pay ten percent of the cost of spare parts and ten percent of the repair costs. In most cases, these companies delay payment for months and sometimes even years. The sources indicated that complaints from citizens and expatriates have been incre...

  • Consumers must clear bills or risk power supply cut – MEW; Interface links all transactions to dues clearance

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Undersecretary of Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng. Mohammad Boushahri affirmed that the ministry will implement an electronic interface that will link it with other government bodies so that no transaction will go through for any consumer until the dues that he or she owes the ministry for its services are collected, reports Al-Rai daily. In his statement, Boushahri indicated the ministry’s readiness to collect the dues owed by its consumers without piling up bills because of the contract the ministry has signed...

  • French President Congratulates PM Narendra Modi Over BJP's Showing In Elections

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  French President Francois Hollande called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to congratulate him over BJP's good showing at the recently held Assembly polls. "French President, HE Mr. @fhollande called PM @narendramodi today to convey his felicitations at the election results. @Elysee," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.  PM Modi had received felicitations from prominent personalities and foreign leaders including the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed ...

  • Cold storage building collapses in Kanpur after blast caused by Ammonia gas leak; 25 feared trapped, rescue ops on

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017
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    Kanpur: A cold storage building reportedly collapsed following a blast triggered by Ammonia gas leakage in the Shivrajpur locality here on Wednesday. According to ANI, the Ammonia gas leakage triggered a powerful blast after which the building located on Zero Road collapsed like a pack of cards, triggering panic among locals here. At least 25 people are said to be trapped under the debris of the building. Meanwhile, the city administration officials have reached the blast site and relief and rescue operation has begun in full swi...

  • New Delhi Continues To Be Ranked The Lowest In Quality Of Living

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  For the second year in a row, New Delhi continues to be ranked the lowest in Mercer's Quality of Living rankings 2017.Hyderabad has emerged as the city with the best quality of living in India for the third year in a row, according to survey rankings. Both Hyderabad and Pune rank higher for quality of living than the country's more traditional business centres, Mumbai and New Delhi, globally ranked at 154 and 161 respectively. "The survey highlights that Indian cities that have been part of the survey ha...

  • Air Force's Chetak Helicopter Topples During Training Sortie Near Allahabad

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) toppled while making an emergency landing during a training sortie from Bamrauli near Allahabad today. Both the pilots are safe. The chopper toppled when the pilots tried a forced landing after it developed a technical snag, sources in IAF said. The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry (COI) to ascertain the cause of the accident. The sources said the aircraft toppled while the pilots tried to force land it on an uneven field. The helicopter was on a routine training sortie...

  • ‘Health’ said to end contract with firm conducting medical tests for laborers - Decision issued to transfer 40 employees from OMD: Al-Harbi

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : New developments in the health file continue to emerge in various dimensions and the issue spotlighted is the resignation of the Director of Overseas Medical Treatment Department Dr Abdul-Razzaq Al-Anjeri, and the conflict of interests of the opposing factions and parliamentary commission formed last Tuesday to investigate transgressions of the Health Ministry, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a related development, Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi announced that the ministry is about to end its contract with the health se...

  • 5% GCC VAT on goods, services by 2018

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

    Executive summary On Jan 30, 2017, the Shura Council in Saudi Arabia announced the approval of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Value Added Tax (VAT) Framework Agreement. Officials at the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Finance have indicated that the VAT regime will be applicable from Jan 1, 2018, and a 5% levy will apply to goods and services as set forth in the GCC agreement. On Feb 1, 2017, Bahrain’s Minister of Finance H.E. Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Khalifa signed the unified GCC VAT Framework Agreement and reaffirmed the expect...

  • PACI to begin prepaid service for Civil ID cards on March 19 – ‘Around 150,000 cards not taken by owners

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Musaed Al-Asousi affirmed the keenness of PACI to develop its mechanisms and improve its services in line with latest technologies, whether in its interaction with the public or in the services it offers beneficiaries in both public and private sectors. In a press statement, Al- Asousi revealed PACI’s intention to launch the prepaid service for civil ID cards on Sunday, March 19. He explained that the authority will receive the civil ID charges at the t...

  • Dubai best city for expats in Mideast, Kuwait City 126th

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Dubai has again claimed the number one spot for quality of living across the Middle East and Africa region, according to Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living Survey. The city came in 74th place in the global ranking, making it the region’s top city for the fifth year in a row. Vienna occupies first place for overall quality of living for the 8th year running, with the rest of the top-ten list mostly filled by European cities: Zurich is in second place, with Munich (4), Dusseldorf (6), Frankfurt (7), Geneva...

  • Kuwaiti newspapers clippings mural enters Guinness World Records

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- A school in Al-Jarha governorate entered the Guinness World Records for a mural made of 149,000 newspapers and magazines clippings depicting the face of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The 'humanitarian leader' mural -- which stands at two meters high and 24 meters wide -- was made by 122 students from the Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah high-school under the supervision of teachers and the school's administration. It took two years to complete. ...

  • Kuwait participates in APA meeting in Islamabad

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

    ISLAMABAD  (KUNA) -- A delegation from the State of Kuwait, including MP Waleed Al-Tabatabaie and MP Khalil Abdullah Abol, participated in the meeting of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) that kicks off here in Islamabad on Tuesday. The event was formally inaugurated by the Chairman Pakistan's Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani and Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq. More than 70 delegates from 23 countries, including members of parliament and speakers, are participating in this meeting being hosted by the Pakistan Sen...

  • 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Andaman And Nicobar Islands

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago today. According to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences, the earthquake, whose epicentre was in the Nicobar islands region, occurred at 8:21 am at a depth of 10 kms. However, it was not powerful enough to merit a tsunami warning. India has a dedicated tsunami warning centre that sends alerts to states and neighbouring littoral countries in case of an earthquake. There has been no report of...

  • ‘No proper solution found to accommodate singles’ - ‘Families face social, security threat’

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of Municipal Council’s Structural Planning Committee Ali Al-Moussa warned the influx of bachelors in residential areas will negatively affect families, especially those residing in the new areas, reports Al Seyassah daily. In a statement, Al-Moussa said the issue of bachelors has lingered without any solution by concerned authorities, even as the phenomenon poses serious social and security threat. He noted the problem was only limited to South Khaitan and Jleeb Al Shuyoukh areas before but it spread to the m...

  • Education Minister to tackle housing allowance for teachers, fake degrees

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares affirmed that his main mission is to do his best in offering distinguished educational environment which will enhance achievements of Kuwaiti and expatriate teachers and students. On the sidelines of his surprise visit to a school, the minister expressed his seriousness in fulfilling his promise to teachers that they will start receiving housing allowance worth KD 150, indicating that he is just waiting for the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to issue a decision...

  • Dean slams lack of coordination between MoE, teachers colleges – KLS outrightly rejects employing expat consultants

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Dean of the College of Education at Kuwait University Dr Bader Al-Omar has criticized lack of coordination between the Ministry of Education and teachers’ colleges. He wondered why the College of Education was excluded from participating in the preparation of the new competency syllabus, reports Al Nahar daily. In an interview with the daily, Dr Al-Omar denied that Education graduates become strangers while in the field. He explained all courses of the college needed improvement. He went on to describe competency base...

  • Council of Ministers okays earlier rejected Nuwaiseeb Road Project – KD 169m project to start at end of year

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Nuwaiseeb Road Construction Project valued at KD169 million, which was earlier rejected by State Audit Bureau, has been approved by the Council of Ministers, reports Al-Nahar. The daily quoting sources from the Ministry of Public Works said a letter was sent to the Council of Ministers to resolve the issue, and in response, approved the project. The project will commence at the end of the year and it’s expected to be completed within three years. The same sources added that contract will be signed with Arab Contractor...

  • Cabinet instructs MEW to work on energy efficiency program - Draft decree on choosing MoI advisor okayed

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Cabinet has asked the Ministry of Electricity and Water to work with other concerned bodies to put the country’s energy efficiency program in place. It has also asked the ministry to send it a bimonthly report on steps and measures taken in this regard, primarily the improvement of air-conditioning and lighting technologies nationwide. This came during a routine Cabinet meeting held at Bayan Palace Monday under the chairmanship of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. ...

  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley given additional charge of Defence Ministry

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017
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    Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was given the additional charge of Defence Ministry on Monday, as per Rashtrapati Bhavan. The statement said that President Pranab Mukherjee had accepted the resignation of Manohar Parrikar from the Council of Ministers with immediate effect. It added, "Arun Jaitley shall be assigned the charge of the Ministry of Defence, in addition to his existing portfolios." Parrikar resigned as the defence minister earlier today and will be sworn in as the chief minister of Goa tomorrow he...

  • Aviation traffic normal despite dusty weather

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Aviation traffic is normal despite a wave of dust that has been surging in the country, Civil Aviation said Monday. Spokesperson of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Mansour Al-Hashimi told KUNA that air navigation and traffic continues as normal since wind speed and horizontal visibility are still within safe navigation limits. However, he pointed out current visibility reaching 1,600 meters, noting that arrival and departure flights from commercial airline companies were not affected. He added ...

  • NCCAL opens future generations' festivals

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Assistant Secretary General of the National Council for Culture, Letters and Arts (NCCAL) Mohammad Al-Ass'ousi said Sunday the future generations' festival became a landmark event in the efforts to promote cultural education of the young. Speaking to KUNA during the opening ceremony of the 28th edition of festival, Al-Ass'ousi said the continuation of the annual chain of the event over almost three decades testifies to its success and popularity. The festival is being held under auspices of Minister of St...

  • Justice Min. inaugurates Jahra Courts Complex

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Minister of Justice and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Faleh Al-Azab and Head of the Supreme Judicial Council and Chief Judge of Cassation and Constitutional Court Yusuf Al-Mutawa inaugurated Sunday the Jahra Courts Complex. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the opening ceremony, Al-Azab congratulated judges on the new premises. He thanked His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for instructing the Amir Diwan to execute this project. For his part, Al-Mutawa stressed that p...

  • Holi 2017: India-Bangladesh Border Guards Celebrate Holi Together

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

    AGARTALA:  Border guards of India and Bangladesh on Sunday celebrated the festival of Holi together along the international border. India's Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) played Holi at Akhaura integrated checkpost and other bordering areas of Tripura and exchanged sweets. The High Commission of India in Dhaka took to twitter, inviting all Indian nationals to participate in the celebrations. "BSF and BGB are very close and have celebrated various annual carnivals each year. Celebratio...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Greets People On Holi

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Greets People On Holi New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greeting to the countrymen on the occasion of Holi, wishing the festival "spread joy and warmth everywhere". "Greetings on the festival of colours, Holi. May the festival spread joy and warmth everywhere," Modi tweeted.  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also wished Holi to the people. "Wishing you and your family a Happy Holi," the minister tweeted. Holi is a Hindu s...

  • ‘Inhumane suggestions put dent on image of Kuwaitis’ – Blame govt for increase in expat numbers: Dr Khaja

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of Kuwaiti doctors expressed rejection over the parliamentary proposal to force expatriates to buy medicines from state pharmacies. Vice-President of Kuwait Teachers Society and Psychiatric Consultant in the Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University Dr Sulaiman Al- Khodari said Kuwait is limited by the international agreements concerning the human rights that it signed, insisting that differentiating citizens and expatriates over health and educational services is unaccepted. He said the private sector employers...

  • ‘Oil’ set to disburse excellent performance bonus of fiscal ’16/17 to Kuwaiti employees – 600 employees to benefit

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Oil will disburse excellent performance bonuses of the fiscal year 2016/2017 to Kuwaiti employees of the ministry at the end of this month, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources. They said the leaders of the ministry will receive excellent performance bonus of up to KD 1,500, managers KD 1,200, supervisors KD 1,000, heads of departments KD 750, employees of grades five to eight KD 450 and assistant technical and administrative employees KD 300. The sources revealed that bonuses will be disbursed to m...

  • Decision issued to ban shrimp fishing until Sept 1

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : General Customs Department (GCD) has issued instructions to ban shrimp fishing in the Kuwaiti territorial waters until Sept 1, 2017, reports Al-Shahed daily. Based on these instructions, the department will allow import of fresh or frozen shrimps via air and land ports with the permission of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) and in accordance with the applicable conditions and regulations. The department stressed the need for all fishing ships and boats to abide by these instructions and ...

  • 2nd Agri Leadership Summit 18-20 March 2017

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

    The State of Haryana, India is organizing the 2nd Agri Leadership Summit from 18-20 March, 2017 at Surajkund, Faridabad, Haryana. Haryana is a leading State in the field of agriculture with immense opportunities in the field of horticulture/ peri urban agriculture and allied activities. The objective of the summit is to bring together policymakers, progressive farmers, scientists and technologists and initiate interactive meetings on agricultural business and marketing leadership. The summit will focus on issues such as climate smart agr...

  • Murder case registered against Raja Bhaiya

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    A case of murder was registered on Saturday against controversial Kunda MLA, Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya and four others in connection with the death of a youth in a road accident in Rae Bareli. A 25-year-old youth belonging to Hathigava police station of Pratapgarh district, Yogendra Yadav, was killed near Arkha village when his motorcycle was hit by a truck last night, SP, Abdul Hamid said. The uncle of the deceased lodged a case on Saturday at Uchchahar Kotwali against independent MLA Raja Bhaiya, his cousin Akshay Pra...

  • Sponsor robbed by Indian domestic

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

    Police have arrested an unidentified Indian domestic helper for allegedly stealing KD 1,120 from her sponsor, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said the arrest came after the Kuwaiti filed a complaint with the Zahra Police Station accusing the maid of stealing his money. Jogger assaulted: Police are looking for an unidentified person for assaulting a young Kuwaiti while jogging in Mishref, reports Al-Rai daily. The citizen told police when he was jogging the suspect ordered him to hand over whatever he had and when the latter refus...

  • Uneducated expats deteriorate quality of services in Kuwait

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

    About 83 percent of expatriates, which is more than 1.2 million expatriates, working in the public and private sectors do not hold university- level educational qualifications, as per recent official statistics. They lamented that this rate is extremely high, explaining that there are many reasons behind it, such as: 1. The increasing number of marginal laborers 2. Inability of the state to attract qualified university graduates with good salaries 3. Continuation of the visa trading phenomenon which helps in bringing in large...

  • Govt hospitals, clinics to continue giving medicines to expat patients’ – ‘Justice Ministry to cancel contracts of several leasehold bldgs

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

    Clinics, government hospitals and specialized hospitals will continue to give medicines to expatriate patients. They indicated that the current charges of KD 1 at the clinics and KD 2 at the hospitals are paid by expatriate patients for obtaining medicines and not for medical consultation, affirming that medicines will continue to be granted to expatriate patients until the inauguration of the insurance hospitals and initial healthcare centers. The sources said large percent of the expatriates in Kuwait are domestic workers (housemai...

  • Bosnia House of Representative Chief arrives in Kuwait

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

    Bosnia President of the House of Representatives Sefik Dzaferovic and his accompanying delegation arrived on Sunday for an official two-day visit. Upon arrival, Dzaferovic was received by President of the Honorary Mission Member of Parliament (MP) Ali Salem Al-Deqbasi Kuwait Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Nasser Al-Mutairi, and Bosnia and Herzegovina Ambassador to Kuwait Mehmed Halilovic. Dzaferovic is scheduled to meet later National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim Courtesy :Kuna ...

  • Is Parrikar returning as Goa CM? BJP MLAs pass resolution; MGP, GFP onboard

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    The Maharashtra Gomantak Party (MGP), one of the kingmakers in Goa after election results were announced, has said that it will extend support to the BJP only if Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is brought back to the state as Chief Minister. The BJP may be thinking on the same line. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has flown to Panaji to hold consultations. Latest Developments: Goa BJP legislature party met today and the MLAs passed a resolution to make Manohar Parrikar as Chief Minister. The MLAs have also shot off a letter to...

  • Rajasthan: Half- charred, mutilated body of man found at Dhoolkheda village

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

    The half-charred body of a 60-year-old man with a stick inserted in his private parts was found at Dhoolkheda village in Bhilwara district on Saturday, police said. On being informed by the villagers, police recovered the body which was lying near a canal in the village. “Suspecting it to be a case of murder, we have registered a case against unidentified persons and an investigation is underway, SHO of Mandal Police Station, Harish Kumar Sankhla said. The deceased has been identified as Gangaram Gujjar of Kishanpura villag...

  • Jagan supporters launch online drive for prosecution of CM Chandrababu

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    The admission of a petition by Supreme Court last Monday against Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu in connection with the cash-for-votes case of 2015 has come as a morale booster for the YSR Congress party. Its president YS Jaganmohan Reddy faces trial in the special CBI court in a disproportionate assets case. YSR Congress supporters are launching a campaign on social media and filing online petitions, demanding that Naidu be prosecuted. In the past three days, more than 10,000 petitions were mobilised by Jagan&rsquo...

  • No one-stop centres for women who have suffered sexual violence despite six rapes in Delhi every day

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    At least six women are raped every day in the national Capital, but there is not a single one-stop centre in Delhi that a sexual violence survivor can approach for legal and mental assistance. The Ministry of Women and Child development's initial plans of opening up one-stop centres to provide a sanctuary to women who have suffered sexual violence along with mental counselling, legal assistance and rehabilitation have hit a roadblock. The proposal for this was made following the Nirbhaya rape in December 2012 and much publicised ...

  • EVM machines were manipulated, claims BSP supremo Mayawati daring Modi, Shah for re-elections

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    A visibly moved and frustrated Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati blamed her election setback to large-scale rigging by the BJP and threatening to complain to the Election Commission, she also warned of going to the court and hold agitation until the matter is resolved. "The EVM machines were manipulated and no matter which button was pushed, the vote went to BJP", Maya alleged. Maya also dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for re-elections. "If they (Modi and Shah) are really hon...

  • Punjab Assembly election 2017: Captain Amarinder Singh leads Congress to power after a decade

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    It was a captain's knock by Amarinder Singh as he led the Congress to power in Punjab after a decade, notwithstanding its dismal performance in subsequent elections across the country. The Congress practically trounced its opposition, winning 77 out of 117 seats, leaving the SAD-BJP combine and AAP far behind. The results came as a birthday gift to Singh, the chief ministerial candidate, who turned 75 on Saturday, and had told voters that it will be his last election. AAP, which left no stone unturned to snatch power, finished second...

  • After Uttar Pradesh, BJP all set to sweep Delhi with its "Mission 202"

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

    After its sweeping victory in Uttar Pradesh, BJP is aiming to sweep Delhi by coining a "Mission 202" strategy for the upcoming civic polls. Talking to Mail Today , BJP MP and state unit chief Manoj Tiwari said, "The party is all set to roll out a strategy. We are aiming for a minimum 202 seats out of 272 in the civic polls." "BJP stands a good chance in Delhi and today's verdict will attest our claim," Tiwari said. Commenting on AAP's dismal performance, Tiwari said that lying to the people o...

  • Rajnath Singh won't celebrate Holi in view of Maoist attack on CRPF jawans in Sukma

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will not celebrate Holi in view of Saturday's Sukma Maoist attack that claimed lives of 12 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans. The incident occurred in the dense forests near Kottacheru village under Bhejji police station, around 450 kms away from the state capital, at 9.15 am when 112 personnel of CRPF's 219th battalion were out for a road opening task. The Bhejji area in south Bastar region of the state is notorious for Naxal attacks and many security personnel have been killed here...

  • Some 2,056 illegal residents got driving licenses in Kuwait in '16

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- An official from the central apparatus for adjusting the situation of Illegal Residents said 2,056 illegal residents were able to get driving licenses last year thanks to cooperation with the traffic department of the Interior Ministry. Al-Jahra Governorate accounted for the biggest number of such documents with 1,183 followed by Al-Farwaniya - 316, Al-Ahmadi - 248, the Capital City - 227, Hawally - 60 and Mubarak Al-Kabeer - 22 licenses, said Abdullah Al-Farhan, director of the information dept. of the system, in ...

  • Kuwait oil price down by USD 1.23 to USD 49 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down by USD 1.23 to USD 49 per barrel Friday after being at USD 50.23 the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Saturday. At the global level, the price went down due to fears that the production decrease, led by major world procedures and OPEC, was not bringing the global supplies down to normal levels. The Brent crude went down by 82 cents to reach USD 51.37 per barrel, the same case with the American crude, which went down to USD 48.49 pb. ...

  • UP election: this victory goes to Modi's leadership & demonetization, says BJP

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: The BJP's grand showing in Uttar Pradesh is bigger than its win in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, union minister of Law Ravi Shankar Prasad said Saturday. "The UP win is a tectonic shift in Indian politics and it is bigger than our 2014 victory," he said. Uttar Pradesh was the 'laboratory of India' and the Bharatiya Janata Party's "super win has proven (prime minister Narendra) Modiji's vision. "We are very proud of Modi's leadership. Also, the demonetization has worked in UP,&...

  • India test-fires Brahmos missile with 450 km range

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: India on Saturday test-fired the Brahmos missile with an extended range of 450 km, officials said. The test was done from the Abdul Kalam island off Odisha coast around 11 a.m., officials said. The missile range was extended from 290 km to 450 km following India`s joining of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016. The MTCR is an informal and voluntary partnership of countries to prevent proliferation of missile and unmanned aerial vehicle technology capable of carrying over 500 kg payload for more th...

  • International Women’s Day Celebrations At Embassy Of India Kuwait On 8 March 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    International Women’s Day was celebrated in Indian Embassy on 8 March 2017.  The event was inaugurated by H.E. Sunil Jain, Mr Shubashis Goldar, DCM, Ms Balsom, Special Guest on the occasion and Ms Chaitali Roy by lighting the lamp.  Ambassador Sunil Jain congratulated the august gathering on the occasion of International Women’s Day and welcomed all the Speakers by presenting them with bouquet and gifted special edition of coffee-table books to the Guest Speakers.  In his key note, he acknowledged the role of women...

  • After BJP tsunami in UP, Narendra Modi is only pan-India leader: Omar Abdullah

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    It’s a BJP “tsunami” in Uttar Pradesh and not a ripple in a small pond, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said on Saturday and advised the opposition to forget 2019 and start planning for the 2024 general elections. He said there is no leader with a pan-India acceptability who can take on Mr. Modi and no party which can challenge the BJP in 2019. The former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said the opposition needs to shift its strategy “from mere criticism to a positive alternative” and the resul...

  • Five killed in a fireworks unit near Sivakasi

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    At least five persons, including three women workers, were killed at Nagamuthu Fireworks situated at Vetrilai Oorani, near Sivakasi here on Saturday. According to reports reaching here, there was a fire call at 11 a.m. following which fire tenders were rushed from Sivakasi and surrounding pockets. When contacted, Virudhunagar District Collector A. Sivagnanam, said that so far four bodies were recovered and the fire had been put out. Four injured persons have been rushed to the Government Hospital for treatment for burns. A police...

  • Thousands of women offer ‘Attukal’ Pongala

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    This year, pongala was offered even in suburban areas of the capital city. Thousands of women prepared the ‘Pongala’ offering to the presiding deity of Attukal Bhagavathy temple , in one of the world’s largest all-women religious gatherings. The women prepared ‘pongala’ (a mix of rice, jaggery and scrapped coconut) for about two hours in fresh earthen or metal pots in makeshift brick stoves by lining up on either side of the roads, around 25-30 km circumference of the shrine. This year, pongala was o...

  • Stalin hits out at Centre for being indifferent to fishermen's issue

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    The fishing community were staging the protest against the firing incident since Tuesday. Pledging support to the fishermen protest against the gunning down of fisherman K Britjo (21), allegedly by the Sri Lankan navy, DMK working president M K Stalin hit out at the Centre for being ‘indifferent’ to the fishermen issue. Addressing the protesting fishermen after offering condolences to the family members of the deceased fisherman at the protest venue at Thangachimadam near here on Saturday, he said that even six days after...

  • Reliance Jio, Paytm apologise for using PM Narendra Modi's image

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    Reliance Jio and Paytm have apologised for "inadvertently" using PM Narendra Modi's name and photograph in their advertisements, the consumer affairs ministry informed Rajya Sabha on Friday. The two companies have told the government that they did not use Modi's photographs for marketing their product, rather it was a manner to laud his initiatives, sources said. "Clarifications were sought by the department of consumer affairs from Paytm and Reliance Jio wherein they have apologised for their inadvertent mistake,&...

  • 27 Planes Displayed Aerobatic Shows Over Kuwait's Sky

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    Around 27 planes from all Gulf countries have displayed remarkable aerobatic shows over Kuwait's sky Friday as part of the Kuwait Frist Flying Gathering event, which kicked off earlier.
 The planes displayed beautiful rhythmic segments that were highlighted by each plane's distinctive color.
 The two-day event's shows and activities are held at Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Airport. The Gathering, considered as one of a kind event in Kuwait's history, is under the auspices of the Minister of State for Youth Affairs. ...

  • 29 crore ad blitz by AAP draws flak

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Delhi government spent ₹29 crore in advertisements released outside the Capital, which was “beyond” its responsibility, a Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report, tabled in the Delhi Assembly on Friday, said. Of this amount as much as ₹24 crore was in violation of Supreme Court regulations and rules governing financial propriety, the report said. “Over 85% of expenditure of ₹33.4 crore incurred in one specific publicity campaign pertained to advertisements released outside Delhi,...

  • Tamil Nadu model drastically reduces response time in heart attack care

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    The new model uses a pharmaco invasive strategy A unique model of heart attack care has brought down the time taken respond to cardiac episodes from 900 minutes to 170 minutes in Tamil Nadu. The landmark study, reduces the symptom-to-door time by effective, early and rapid reperfusion — restoring blood flow through blocked arteries, typical after a heart attack. The year long study has been funded by the Indian Council of Medical Reseach (ICMR) and the results were published online on Wednesday in the latest issue of the Jo...

  • Will mull conducting NEET in Urdu: Centre tells SC

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    The Centre on Friday informed the Supreme Court that it is open to the suggestion of conducting NEET, a single window entrance test for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses, in Urdu medium also from next academic year. The government, represented by Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told a Bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R. Banumathi that it was not feasible to introduce Urdu as one of the mediums for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) from the current academic year. The Bench granted time till March 22 to the C...

  • Celebrations break out at UP BJP office, silence at SP and Congress headquarters

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    BJP workers raised slogans like "Chappa Chappa Bhajpa", "Kahan pade ho chakkar mein, koi nahin hai takkar mein" and "Modi Modi". Congress and Samajwadi Party offices, on the other hand, wore a gloomy and deserted look. Overjoyed BJP workers, leaders and supporters hugged each other, broke into brief jigs and raised victory slogans in the BJP office in Lucknow as counting trends indicated a comfortable victory for the party in the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly election on Saturday. In contrast, there was...

  • SC warrant against HC judge who hits back: it’s caste bias

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

    INVOKING THE possibility of arresting a sitting high court judge — a first in Indian legal history — the Supreme Court Friday issued a bailable warrant against Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan for failing to show up in court to respond to a contempt notice. A seven-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar, asked the West Bengal Police DGP to serve the warrant on the judge and ensure his presence on March 31. Hours after this order, Justice Karnan addressed the media in Kolkata and alleged that...

  • Manipur Election Result 2017: Irom Sharmila loses in Thoubal, Congress’ Okram Ibobi Singh wins

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Shamila, who was contesting against current Chief Minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh in Thoubal, has lost the election, reports news agency ANI. Sharmila managed to get less than 100 votes while Ibobi secured over 15,000 votes. The final vote count is yet to come out. Sharmila, who called off her 16-year-long hunger strike in August last year against the Army’s special powers act , had launched a new political party in Manipur, People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA). She is...

  • Assembly election results: BJP takes unassailable leads in UP, Uttarakhand; Congress set to win Punjab

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken unassailable leads in both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, while the Congress has gone far ahead of BJP and AAP in Punjab, as officials are counting votes polled in assembly elections. In Goa, the BJP has suffered a major setback with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar loses from Mandrem. Congress has been leading in eight constituencies. BJP candidates are leading in over 260 seats in Uttar Pradesh. In contrast, the alliance of the ruling Samajwadi Party and the Congress is leading in 74 ...

  • Holiday Notice on the occasion of the festival of Holi

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    The Embassy shall remain closed on Monday, 13th March, 2017 on the occasion of the festival of Holi. However, emergency consular services will be rendered by the Mission. ...

  • Winter is back? Fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017
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    Shimla: Fresh snowfall occurred in popular tourist resorts in Himachal Pradesh on Friday, pushing down the mercury by several notches. Tourist spots near Shimla like Kufri, Fagu, Narkanda and Chail experienced moderate snowfall, turning the hill stations even more picturesque. Manali and its nearby Solang ski slopes and Kalpa, 250 km from here, also witnessed heavy spells of snow, the weather office here said. "High altitude areas of Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu, Kinnaur, Chamba, Sirmaur and Shimla districts have been experiencing mo...

  • Expats must pay for medicines; Collect 5% from the remittances sent by expatriates

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al- Seyassah adds, MP Safa Al- Hashim is once again targeting expatriates through two new proposals. Previously, she had urged the concerned authorities to charge expatriates for using roads, water and electricity. She had also blamed expatriates for the shortage of oxygen in emergency rooms in hospitals. This time, she has presented two proposals, one of which was previously presented by former MP Kamel Al-Awadh for imposing a tax of 5 percent on the remittances of expatriates. At that time, Al-Awadh’s proposal was r...

  • ‘Violators of residency law not found on PACI record’ – Coordination with MoI lauded

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Statistics Department at the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Mohammad Hussain Al-Omar, in response to reports about the existence of about 100,000 individuals who are not registered in the database of PACI, said these people could be violators of residency law, reports Arab Times daily. He affirmed that the data of those residency violators are registered in Ministry of Interior, stressing that PACI dismisses those whose residency ends after a certain period of time. He highlighted the coordination...

  • Plan to link health docus to iqama expiry of workers in foodstuff fields – ‘Interior’ to transfer top officials in various depts

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health and Kuwait Municipality are coordinating to link the validity of health fitness certificate to the residency permit expiry for those who work in foodstuff trading fields like restaurants and catering service as well as other expatriates, reports Arab Times daily quoting informed sources. Sources explained this move aims to safeguard public health and ensure the foodstuff trading field is free of epidemic. They said the workers will be tested again following renewal of residency and a new health certif...

  • Kuwait faces threat of major quake, huge damage: Official

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: General Supervisor of the National Seismic Network at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Dr Abdullah Al-Enezi indicated that Kuwait is not far from the dangers of a huge earthquake that could leave serious impacts on buildings especially skyscrapers, reports Arab Times daily. He said the oil extraction processes and the injection of land with liquids are among the reasons that increase the chances of a huge earthquake. Al-Enezi stressed the need for a special earthquake code for Kuwait because of the changing nature of...

  • Indian Charged For Impersonating A Doctor For 11 Years In Australia

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    MELBOURNE:  An Indian man in Australia has been accused of impersonating a doctor and working in various hospitals for more than a decade with the immigration minister terming the case as a "big failing of the system". Shyam Acharya took the name of another man in India, Sarang Chitale, before he began a new life in Australia, where he registered with the Medical Board of New South Wales (NSW) in 2003, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. He then used the identity of the doctor to gain employment in the NSW public health sy...

  • Wish I Had Enough Funds To Airlift All Indian Patients From Abroad: Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Bombarded with requests to airlift patients from different countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday expressed her inability to accede to such demands. "I receive many requests for Air ambulance from Indian abroad," Ms Swaraj tweeted while tagging a twitterati who wanted 23 lakh rupees for an air ambulance. "I wish I had enough funds to airlift all Indian patients from various countries of the world," she said.  Ms Swaraj also retweeted some of the requests she has r...

  • Soon, RBI To Issue New Rs. 10 Notes With Enhanced Security Features

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    MUMBAI:  The Reserve Bank of India has decided to issue a new note of Rs. 10 denomination with enhanced security features for circulation. The RBI today said the banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi series-2005 are to carry inset letter 'L' on both number panels, bearing the signature of Governor Urjit Patel. News agency Press Trust of India said that the year of printing, 2017, will be on the reverse of the note. Among other features, numerals on both the panels will be in ascending size from left to right. The first three alpha...

  • Huge hike in service fees, traffic fines awaits expats

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The time to increase charges for expatriates, particularly in terms of residency permits, family visit visas and traffic violations, is fast approaching, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The National Assembly, in its session scheduled for March 14, is expected to table the proposals concerning the increase in the charges of medical services offered to expatriates. According to security sources, Ministry of Interior has finished preparing the amendments to the residency law of expatriates and the traffic law, and has referred ...

  • MEW will stick to new billing system: Minister

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Essam Al-Marzouq renewed the pledge to consumers that the ministry will stick to the new electricity billing system without resorting to any further upward review compliant with the billing system approved by the National Assembly over a year ago if the power conservation is strictly adhered to. In a recent statement, the minister declared the sector has unified the billing system for all categories to see how far consumers will adhere to power conservation from this time forth “...

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