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

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

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

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation launched AIRSEWA

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

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

  • Minister ends contract of firm providing health insurance

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

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

  • Egyptian arrested for thefts at Kuwait International Airport

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

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

  • Submit assets statements to avoid penalty: Bozobar

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

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

  • Minister lauds defence forces for protecting, defending nation

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017

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

  • Kuwait cuts could reach 146-148,000 bpd

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

  • Harbi: Jaber Hospital for Kuwaitis only

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

  • 68th Republic Day of India

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

  • INDIA PHARMA 2017 from 11 - 13 February 2017

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

  • ‘Bid to solve Bedoun teachers problems’

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Celebrating Lohri On The Border

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

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

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

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

  • National Guards organizes lectures under Security First

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

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

  • PAAET honors 29 expatriate students

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

  • Accident mystery solved; bedoon held for murder

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017

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

  • Security campaign in Salmiya

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • First-degree relatives may get e-visas

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

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

  • Panel takes up aid to women with foreign husbands

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

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

  • Proposal allows citizens juggle between 2 jobs

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • India, US Sign Agreement On Cyber Security

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

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

  • Pope Francis commends HH Amir’s peace efforts

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

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

  • All are State workers, bound by law

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

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

  • Cabinet plans to reduce benefits paid to top government officials

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

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

  • 8,875 employees ‘absent’ on Dec 29

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017

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

  • Dharamsala-McLeodganj Ropeway Project Gets Clearance

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

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

  • KAC workers stage sit-in for rights

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

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

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

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

  • ‘Seven private universities on the anvil’

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of January 2017

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

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

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

  • Ministry to review private school fees – Universities planned

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

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

  • Price of private room at public hospitals to rise

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 9th of January 2017

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

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

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

  • MPs call for deporting 100,000 expats annually

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

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

  • Foul meat found in Shuwaikh warehouse

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017

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

  • PBD Convention on 9 January 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017

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

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

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

  • New Delhi World Book Fair kicks off today

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

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

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

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

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

  • Government Probes Jet Airways, Alliance Air Near Miss Incident

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

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

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

  • SpiceJet Aircraft Lands Under Emergency Conditions At Delhi Airport

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

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

  • Health charges to rise … others eyed

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

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

  • Kuwait asks FIFA for temporary lift of ban

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017

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

  • Deadline For Registration As OCI Card Holders Extended

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

  • Plan to deport one million expats runs into fierce opposition

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

  • MP seeks Retirement Law review

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

  • ‘Hajj & Umrah’ visa fees remain: Riyadh

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

  • Jagdish Singh Khehar sworn in as Chief Justice of India

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

  • 700 Birds To Be Culled Following Bird Flu Scare

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

  • Zoo celebrates New Year with newborn giraffe, Arabian oryx

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

  • MP bids to cancel water, power price hikes

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

  • Decision issued to look into lawsuits during night shifts

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017

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

  • USD up against KD at 0.306

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

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

  • 104 disabled parking violations committed

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

  • 1,403,457 expats in private sector

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

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

  • K-Net started activating a new customer verification technology

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kuwait charges Australian for terror

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

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

  • Fuel prices set

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

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

  • ‘Increasing rate of obesity worrying’

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

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

  • IOC refuses to lift Kuwait ban

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

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

  • MP voices hope for genuine reform

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • MoH to host 24 renowned physicians this month

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

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

  • ‘Domestics offered excellent services’

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

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

  • ‘Financial donations triple after ministry banned cash donations’

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Indian Embassy organizing PBD Convention

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New Year Holiday

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

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

  • Owners of some Salmiya, Hawalli buildings cut rent

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016

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

  • Aadhaar-Based Passes For Airport Employees From January 1

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

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

  • Manpower plans to change work process of the individual disputes

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016

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

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

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

  • Sunday 1st Jan 2017, set as holiday

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of December 2016

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

  • Government Planning To Penalise Those Found Guilty Of Polluting Ganga

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hundreds pay homage to 2004 tsunami victims in Tamil Nadu

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

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

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

  • Over 900 cylinders blast in Karnataka in 9 minutes

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

  • The International Monetary Fund warns against tax on expat remittances

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

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

  • Ministry plans for best service to citizen abroad

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

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

  • Kuwait greets UN move on ‘Jewish settlements’

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of December 2016

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

  • Dazzling materialism has taken Christmas hostage: Pope

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

  • Believers across Kerala celebrate Christmas

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

  • Kuwait oil price up 24 cents to USD 50.31 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Inaugurates Indian School in UAE

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

  • Manpower data set

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

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

  • Kuwait, UK to endorse extradition treaty soon

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

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

  • Ministries seek resolution of Bedoun permit for Haj, Umrah

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

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

  • Shrimp fishing banned from Jan 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

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

  • Kuwait calls for temporary waiver of sports ban

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

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

  • Christmas Holiday

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

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

  • His Highness the Amir congratulates Japanese emperor on his birthday

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

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

  • Kuwait seeks intl roadmap for ‘overhauling education’

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

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

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

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

  • Two key missile launches this month

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

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

  • Municipality plans to establish 6 labor cities near industrial areas

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

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

  • Top officials rubbish reports of border chaos

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

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

  • KAC dismisses reports on stalled delivery of second Boeing aircraft

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016

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

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

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

  • Pravasi Haryana Divas

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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

  • Kuwait Bourse ends Tuesday's trading with mixed boards

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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

  • His Highness the Amir patronizes KFAS awards ceremony Wednesday

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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

  • Srinagar, Leh record coldest night of season

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

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

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

  • Fire in Air India building in Nariman Point

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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

  • Anti-graft body convenes special meet on fake certificates

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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

  • Polluted water in schools ‘rumor’

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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

  • Abul denies rumor on plots of land

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016

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

  • Pakistan Cinemas To Resume Screening Of Indian Films From Today

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

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

  • New ‘directives’ for overseas medical treatment announced

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

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

  • Kuwait to launch over 100 programs for youth in 2017

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 19th of December 2016

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

  • UN team lauds Kuwaiti accomplishments within women's rights

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable to King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, congratulating him on his country's national day. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables. ...

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

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

  • Speaker Al-Ghanim pays convoy costs

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

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

  • Churches in Kuwait to keep low profile

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

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

  • Over 19,000 ‘visas on arrival’ issued

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

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

  • Co-op eyed to tackle ‘graft’

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

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

  • ‘Review cancelled citizenship’ – MP sees political motives

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

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

  • Kuwait & Britain ink ‘extradition’ accord

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016

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

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

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

  • Fire breaks out, house collapses in Mumbai

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kuwaiti rights group calls for end to kafala system

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

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

  • Awqaf minister says keen on maintaining moderation

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

  • CBSE schools to go cashless from January

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

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

  • Nod for $1.7 bln Kuwait tank sale

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

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

  • ‘Govt agencies broke homes unintentionally’

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

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

  • MoH terminates contract with US firm ETANA

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016

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

  • Gujarat To Have Wagah-Like Border Viewing Point

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

  • Chennai, Tirupati airports resume operations as Vardah weakens

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

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

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

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

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

  • Status review of expatriate posts in Electricity-Water

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016

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

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

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

  • Name Of Cyclone 'Vardah' Given By Pakistan

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

  • Banking execs to partake in Harvard training meet

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016

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

  • Amir condoles blast toll in Turkey

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016

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

  • Russia new tourist hotspot for Kuwaitis & Gulf citizens

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vardah to make landfall between Chennai and Ongole tomorrow

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016

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

  • Air India Brings Back Stranded Tourists From Andaman

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

  • Railway Begins Free Accidental Insurance Cover For Tickets Booked Online

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016

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

  • Kuwaiti Ambassador receives Indian human rights award ’16

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016

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

  • PM Narendra Modi Greets President Pranab Mukherjee On Birthday

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

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

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

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

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

  • Alarming Rise In Heart Diseases In India: Experts

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dumpsite sought for seized cars

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016

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

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

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

  • Government Decides To Print Plastic Currency Note

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016

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

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

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

  • New law targets drivers ‘parking’ cars in places meant for disabled

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for the Disabled Affairs Dr Shafiqa Al-Awadhi revealed about an agreement reached with Ministry of Interior to apply a new law against those who wrongly use the parking spots designated for the disabled people, indicating that this law is due to come in effect from January 2017, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement she issued following her meeting with the Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Fahad Al- Shuwei, Dr Al-Awadhi said the ministry has affirmed t...

  • MPs hail visit of Saudi King – Common destiny, fraternity

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Several MPs have reacted positively to the visit of King of Saudi Arabia Salman Bin Abdulaziz; describing it as brotherly and historic such that it will further strengthen economic, social and security ties between the two countries and other Gulf States. MP Faisal Al-Kandari considers the visit a manifestation of the deep relationship between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. He asserted this relationship is known to be strong and solid, as the two nations are connected through common destiny and fraternity. He said the two countri...

  • Kuwait home to huge mass of domestic waste in world – Build two recycling factories: EPA

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Director-General of Public Relations Department of the Environment Public Authority Dr. Khalid Al-Anzi said more than 1,020 working in private and private institutions have been referred to the concerned authority for violating the Environment Law, reports Arab Times daily. Speaking to the daily on the sidelines of a lecture ‘Waste Recycling’ which was held at the Bahra Primary School for Girls in Yarmouk, Al-Anzi said that Kuwait is home to the biggest quantity of domestic waste in the world believed to be 4,00...

  • Many feared trapped as building collapses in Nanakramguda

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    More than 10 people of four families are feared trapped under the debris after an under-construction multi-storied building collapsed at Nanakramguda of Gachchibowli at around 9.30 p.m. on Thursday. As the news spread, Cyberabad police and teams of GHMC officials rushed to the spot and took up rescue operations. Two JCB machines were brought to the spot to remove the debris. As it was night and pitch dark, rescue operations could not be taken up immediately on full-scale. A neighbour told police that majority of the persons livin...

  • Over 5,000 Complaints Against Air India Between January And October: Government

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Government  said a total of 5,879 complaints relating to deficiency in service have been received against the national carrier Air India between January and October this year. The total number of complaints received from January 2016 to October 2016 on the network (Air India) are 5,879, Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in a written reply in Lok Sabha. The Minister said that the complaints arise from deficiency in service which may sometimes be "perception on the part of the complainant"...

  • Women in churidar can't pray at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, rules Kerala High Court

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    Kochi: In a major development, the Kerala High Court on Thursday ruled that women in churidar cannot pray at Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple. A woman advocate, Riya Raji, had challenged the customary dress code - a saree - for women entering the famed temple. The court last month directed the Executive Officer of the temple, KN Satish, to take an appropriate decision after speaking to all concerned and intimate the court. On November 28, Satish informed the High Court that it had been decided to allow women in churidar also to enter ...

  • Tax Break On Payments Upto Rs. 2,000 If You Use Card, Not Cash

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI: Starting today, you will not be charged any service tax when you use your credit or debit card for upto Rs. 2,000.  Currently, you pay 15% as the tax on these transactions. The exemption is part of the government's all-out initiative to steer the country away from a cash economy to digital transactions. The tax breaks for using cards come exactly a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi used an unscheduled televised address to announce that 500- and 1,000-rupee notes would, just hours later, be illegal. They can be ...

  • Dense fog hits rail traffic in North India; 94 Delhi-bound trains running late

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Dense foggy conditions prevailed in north India severely affecting the rail and air traffic on Thursday. As many as 94 trains are running late by several hours while two were cancelled and 16 others rescheduled due to heavy fog. Flight operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, however, were not affected in the morning, airport officials claimed. Visibility at 5.30 am was 400 meters, which dropped to 100 meters at 8.30 am, the IMD said, similar situation will continue for at least two more days. "T...

  • Amir voices profound pleasure for planned Saudi King’s visit

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, on eve of a scheduled visit to the country by the Saudi King, expressed overwhelming pleasure for the forthcoming event that depicts the brotherly ties between the two Gulf States. The Amiri Diwan, in a statement, quoted His Highness the Amir as warmly welcoming the Saudi Monarch and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, and the officials who would accompany him during the visit to the country, “where they will be guests in ...

  • ‘Not hiding vital info on security sector from public’

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Director General for Public Relations and Media Security at Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al- Hashash has affirmed that his department possesses clear vision and follows a policy based on scientific principles. According to a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Brigadier Al-Hashash said this in response to a report published in edition No. 17286 of Al-Seyassah newspaper dated December 5 under the headline “Media Security and State Security Apparatus” in which the department was criticized. He re...

  • ‘Specify duty hours for staff in the family way’ – Law affects schools, ministry sectors

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education Undersecretary Dr Haitham Al-Athary has requested the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to indicate the date for implementing reduction in working hours of pregnant female employees in all levels of education – kindergarten, elementary, intermediate and secondary, reports Al-Rai daily. In a press statement, Al- Athary disclosed the policy is applicable to married female employees in the ministry headquarters, other sectors and various schools. He urged the CSC to quickly respond to the request, ...

  • After Five Months Of Unrest In Kashmir, Hurriyat Welcomes Tourists

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    SRINAGAR:  After 5 months of shut down and unrest in the Kashmir Valley, separatists are now promising tourists they'll be safe. This unusual statement by the separatists indicates that the changing on ground situation has forced the Hurriyat to make a rectification after forcing a long spell of shut down. "I think it's a spelling mistake. Hurriyat must have meant 'terrorists'," said BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav, take a jibe at the separatists. Away from politics, the still waters of Kashmir'...

  • PM Modi Offers Help To Earthquake-Hit Indonesia

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered all assistance to Indonesia which was hit by a powerful earthquake, killing nearly 100 people and causing widespread destruction. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Aceh over the calamity today. India stands ready to render any assistance required," PM Modi tweeted. An earthquake of 6.5-magnitude struck Pidie Jaya district in Aceh province in Indonesia at dawn. "So far 97 people have been killed and the number keeps growing," Aceh milita...

  • Jayalalithaa laid to rest near MGR Memorial in Chennai; thousands bid tearful adieu

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016
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    Chennai: J Jayalalithaa - Tamil Nadu's iconic leader who was regarded as 'Amma' (mother) by millions of her supporters, was laid to rest with full state honours near the MGR Memorial at Chennai's famous Marina Beach on Tuesday evening. The charismatic Dravidian leader, who held sway over Tamil Nadu politics for more than three decades with a pro-poor image, was given a tearful adieu by millions of her supporters as she was laid to rest near her mentor MGR on the shores of Marina Beach. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prim...

  • Anoushka Shankar's Refugee Album Vies For Grammy

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016
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    NEW YORK:  Sitarist Anoushka Shankar was nominated for a Grammy Award on Tuesday for her album inspired by the global refugee crisis, vying with veteran winners in the world music category. "Land of Gold," which features rapper M.I.A. and spoken word by actress Vanessa Redgrave, is in the running for Best World Music Album at the music industry's gala in Los Angeles on February 12. Shankar wrote the album as she reflected on her relative comfort after giving birth to her second child just as a historic number of pe...

  • Over 800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andaman due to heavy rains, Navy launches rescue operation

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016
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    Port Blair: The Indian Navy on Wednesday launched a rescue operation to evacuate almost 800 tourists stranded at Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to heavy rains and a storm. The civil administration had telephonically requested for assistance in evacuating the stranded tourists. Naval ships Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 were deployed for evacuation and will ferry tourists to Port Blair. The heavy swell in the sea due to the massive deluge made the rescue operation slightly difficult, yet the operation was ...

  • Expat managers can ‘multi-firm’

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Hind Al-Sabeeh issued a decision on reforming the working conditions of foreign managers in the private sector, reports Al-Rai daily. The decision allows foreign managers to handle more than one company at the same time. The minister has instructed the relevant departments at the ministry to take the necessary action in this context when issuing work permits for foreign managers. Before issuing the decision, a foreigner was not allowed ...

  • Kuwaiti citizen arrested for publishing “false news”

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Security forces arrested Khalifa Ali Al-Hashash, a Kuwaiti citizen, on charges of publishing “false news” over domestic affairs through social media, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Monday. Al-Hashash, whose arrest was upon a warrant by the public prosector, is accused of spreading false news over domestic affairs through social media, MoI Public Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement. The department did not specify the nature of the false news Al-Hashash published.  Courtesy : Arab ...

  • Landline phone tariffs to be cut

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Communications has issued a decision for a comprehensive revision of tariffs of international calling through fi xed landline phones from Kuwait to about 247 countries and cities. The decision to reduce the rates by more than 15 percent will come into effect on Jan 2, 2017. Undersecretary of Ministry of Communications Eng. Hamed Al-Qattan said in a press statement on Tuesday that the State Minister for Housing Affairs and acting Minister of Communications Yasser Abul has approved decision No. 373/ 2016 with rega...

  • Vital to instill social values in youth: official

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Development Affairs at the State Ministry for Youth Affairs Meshal Al-Subai’e affirmed the keenness of the ministry to support youths in a manner that will contribute to highlighting their creativity in various aspects. He stressed the importance of instilling social values particularly patriotism in the youth, and benefiting from youthful energy in various fields. In a statement issued during a conference to announce the celebration of International Volunteer Day, he described the day as ...

  • Approved funds not spent on 112 projects

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : A recent report released by the State Audit Bureau concerning major scenarios and latest developments in the execution of the projects of the developmental plan revealed that nothing from the funds appropriated for the projects has been spent on 112 projects, which has in turn led to failure in accomplishing the associated objectives. The report explained that those projects cover several ministries and governmental agencies. Ministry of Health has 18 of the projects, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has 11, Ministry o...

  • Opening of a condolence book in the Embassy

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016

    Following the sad demise of Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu at 11.30 P.M. on 5th December 2016 in Chennai, the Government of India is observing a one-day State mourning on 6th December 2016, as a mark of deep respect to the departed dignitary. A condolence book is being kept open in the Embassy on Tuesday, 6th December 2016 from 1430 hrs-1700 hrs and on Wednesday 7th December 2016 from 0930 hrs-1230 hrs and from 1430 hrs-1700 hrs for all who wish to pay their homage to Selvi J. Jayalalithaa. ...

  • J Jayalalithaa's demise: Govt offices, educational institutions in Kerala to remain shut today

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    Thiruvananthapuram: As park of respect to J Jayalalithaa, government offices and educational institutions in Kerala will remain shut on Tuesday. The former Tamil Nadu chief minister passed away Monday night at Apollo Hospitals after a prolonged illness. Jayalalithaa, a spinster, breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals just before midnight, over 24 hours after she suffered a cardiac arrest that derailed the halting progress she had been making on the health front. Kerala Governor described the her as the greatest woman political...

  • Info ministry bans ads on sale of weapons of mass destruction in all media

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Information has banned the publishing and broadcasting of any commercial advertisements of the sale of mass destruction weapons including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in newspapers, audiovisual media, and electronic media, reports Arab Times Daily. The ban also extends to advertisements related to money investments and financial facilities that are not licensed by Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The decision No. 167/2016 was issued by the Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Affair...

  • Personal accounts exempt from E-law

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The electronic media law regulates the information profession and is not applicable to personal accounts on the social media, said the Information Ministry’s spokesman. Mohammad Al-Awwash denied in a statement on Monday allegations that the new law aims at tightening the noose on freedom of twitter members and those with personal accounts in the digital networks It is rather intended to complete the regulations of the media, the press and the publishing professions, Al-Awwash said. The Ministry of Information, o...

  • Construction of new airport on track – 6 years to build; Cost KD 1.3 bln

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Activities related to the construction of the new airport have begun with the preparation of the infrastructure of the project, reports Al- Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the project is considered as one of the major projects of the country and a stepping stone for the execution of other projects. The sources revealed that the new airport project is expected to be completed in six years at a total cost of KD 1.3 billion. They explained that the capacity of the new airport is 13 million passengers per year ...

  • Nottingham Forest owner quits Kuwait football association

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Fawaz Al-Hassawi, the owner of English Championship side Nottingham Forest, has resigned from his post as head of Kuwait’s temporary football association, after just over three months in office. Hassawi had been appointed in August after authorities dissolved Kuwait’s Football Association amid a clampdown on sports governing bodies that triggered strong international criticism. Hassawi announced his resignation on Twitter late Sunday without giving a reason. But his decision came only hours after the competition...

  • Jayalalithaa Loyalist Panneerselvam Is New Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    CHENNAI:  O Panneerselvam, J Jayalalithaa's close aide, was sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Tuesday, hours after the AIADMK leader died at Chennai's Apollo Hospital. She was 68. Jayalalithaa, one of the country's most powerful and popular politicians, suffered a cardiac arrest in the hospital on Sunday where she was admitted since September 22. She was put on life support systems and her condition was said to be very critical. Mr Panneerselvam, 65, a staunch Jayalalithaa loyalist, had earlier stood in twice ...

  • Jayalalithaa's Demise Has Left A Huge Void In Indian Politics: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who enjoyed a good personal equation with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, tonight expressed deep sadness over her demise and said it has left "a huge void in Indian politics". Hailing the AIADMK supremo who passed away at a Chennai hospital tonight, PM Modi said her connect with citizens, concern for welfare of the poor, the women and marginalised will always be "a source of inspiration". He said he would always cherish the innumerable occasions when "I had t...

  • Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, passes away

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Monday at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. She was 68. The mortal remains of Ms. Jayalalithaa have been taken to her residence, Veda Nilayam, at Poes Garden, and after completion of rituals, will be taken to Rajaji Hall in Chennai on Tuesday for public homage. The cremation of the AIADMK leader is expected to take place on Tuesday next to the MGR samadhi, the memorial of her political mentor M.G. Ramachandran. The government has announced a mourning period of 7 days and th...

  • USD up against KD to 0.305

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar went up Monday against the Kuwaiti Dinar to reach kd 0.305 while the rate of the euro went down to KD 0.322 compared with Sunday, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK). The CBK said that the rate of the Sterling Pound went down to KD 0.387, the same case with Swiss Franc which stood at KD 0.300. The Japanese Yen was still at KD 0.002. ...

  • Multilingual Helpline in India

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    For the benefit of foreign tourists visiting India, Government of India  has  introduced a 24X7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourism Helpline , available in several international languages, namely, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. This service is available on toll free number 1800111363 or on a short code 1363 and operational 24X7 (365 days in year) offering a “multi-lingual help desk”. The objective of this multi-lingual help lines is to provide information relatin...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wins Online Reader's Poll For TIME Person Of The Year

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016
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    NEW YORK:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the online reader's poll for TIME Person of the Year 2016, beating out other world leaders like US President-elect Donald Trump, incumbent US leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prime Minister Modi won with 18 per cent of the vote when the poll closed last night, getting significantly more votes than his closest contenders, including Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange, who all received 7 per cent of the 'yes' vote. Prime Minis...

  • Jayalalithaa Fine After Surgery, Says Party, Hospital More Circumspect

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016
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    CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, who is in a very critical condition after a cardiac arrest according to hospital sources, has had a heart surgery this morning, her party the AIADMK said. "There was an angio procedure this morning. Doctors say don't worry, Amma will be fine," said party spokesperson CR Saraswathi, adding, "we are telling cadres don't worry. God is with Amma, she will come back. Definitely she will be ok."  Ms Jayalalithaa, 68, had a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening a...

  • Police In Touch With US Woman Who Was Allegedly Raped At Delhi Hotel

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    NEW DELHI:  Delhi Police is in touch with a US woman who was allegedly raped by a group of men at a five-star hotel in Delhi in April and she may come to India to join the probe. The woman had alleged that she was raped by the men for two days. They also threatened her with dire consequences if she reported the matter to anybody. "After the incident, the woman went back to the US without informing about the incident even to those accompanying her in the trip. Initially, she approached an NGO which sent an email about the in...

  • At Least 11 Killed In Karachi Hotel Fire

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016
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    KARACHI:  At least 11 persons were killed and 30 others injured in a huge fire that erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, rescue officials said. The blaze broke out in the kitchen in the ground floor at the Shahrah-i-Faisal, and spread across the six-storey building, trapping scores of hotel guests in their rooms, Dawn news reported. Three fire tenders of the fire brigade reached the site and started the rescue operations. The fire-fighters were able to contain the fire after three hours. Eleven people we...

  • Looking out for parking space in Kuwait has become a nightmare – 100,000 cars chase 60,000 lots

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Looking for parking space in Kuwait City has become like a mirage especially during peak hours, reports Arab Times daily. Everyday, owners of about 40,000 vehicles take the risk of the withdrawal of their number plates when they park their vehicles due to lack of sufficient parking areas in Kuwait City. According to statistics, about 100,000 cars head to downtown everyday but the holding capacity of parking lots there is not more than 60,000 cars. The impossible equation between the provision of sufficient parking spaces fo...

  • 7,000 Kuwaitis with $2.3bn in FATCA reveal

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The USA Tax and Financial Consultants Office in the Middle East confirmed that Kuwait has revealed the accounts of about 7,000 Kuwaitis who hold dual citizenship and are covered by the US tax laws according to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. Sources said the total balance in the accounts of Kuwaitis holding US citizenship is $2.3 billion and the average per individual is $328,000 (KD 100,000). Sources added these monies are in Kuwaiti banks and foreign banks wh...

  • Work permit visa renewals, final cancellations exempted – PAM to suspend most activities in the last 10 days of this month

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower will suspend all activities, except renewals and final cancellation visa for traveling, at the labor departments in the last 10 days of this month to carry out annual inventory process, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the authority has been considering the possibility of carrying out the stocktaking without necessarily halting other activities, indicating that, if this is possible, there will not be any need to suspend the activities. The sources said labo...

  • Committee OKs 45,161 work permit transfers – 200 applications rejected since Nov 2015

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Individual Disputes Supreme Committee has approved 45,161 applications for work permit transfer in the private sector and rejected the transfer of 200 employees since its inception in November 2015, reports Al-Jaridah daily quoting acting Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower Abdullah Al-Mutawtah. Al-Mutawtah explained that “within the abovementioned period, the committee held 62 meetings through which it received 6,152 transfer requests and handled 45,648 cases. He said the committee postponed the...

  • Amir to open Assembly

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Parliament’s Secretariat General continues its preparations in all sectors for the opening of the 15th legislative term on Dec 11, 2016, says Secretary General of the Parliament Allam Al- Kandari. While confirming that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will inaugurate the new legislative term, Al-Kandari congratulated all winners in the 2016 Parliament election as they obtained the trust of citizens. He pointed out that first-time and former MPs who did not witness changes in the electr...

  • Navy Day: PM Narendra Modi greets Navy personnel, salutes their bravery

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended his greeting to Navy personnel on the occasion of Navy Day. PM Modi conveyed his greeting through a tweet on his official Twitter handle. "Navy Day greetings to all Navy personnel and their families. We cherish the vital role of the Navy and salute the bravery of our Navy personnel," he tweeted. The greetings came in the wake of heads of the three services of Indian Armed Forces - Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, Army chief General Dalbir Suhag and chief of the I...

  • Appeals to deliberate govt petition against verdict on fuel price hike

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Court of Appeals on Sunday will deliberate on the petition filed by the government against the verdict of the First Instance Court which revoked the decision to increase fuel prices. Earlier, the government argued that the decision to increase fuel prices was taken through legal channels so the First Instant Court’s verdict should be revoked, although it did not order nullification of the decision but the government demanded for overturning of the ruling to be overturned and dismissal of the lawsuit. In previous s...

  • ‘No asbestos in Shaab Marine area’

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Environment Public Authority (EPA) has affirmed that there are no substances containing asbestos fibers in Shaab Marine area, denying the news that has been circulating recently on social media concerning their presence in this area. In a press statement, it said, “This news is baseless. The concerned departments in the authority took samples of the substances. After analyzing the samples, it was discovered that they were construction materials and did not contain any asbestos substances”. EPA stressed...

  • Kuwait tops Gulf states in attracting commercial banks

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016

    RIYADH (KUNA): Kuwait has ranked fi rst among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries attracting commercial banks from fellow member states to open branches in the country, a statistical report revealed on Saturday. Kuwait is hosting eight branches of GCC commercial banks, followed by the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with six branches each, three in Bahrain and two in each of Oman and Qatar, the report, prepared by the information sector at the GCC Secretariat and announced Saturday, stated. It pointed to a rise in capitalizing on GCC&rsqu...

  • Kuwait wins widespread praise over late Amir prize at UNESCO

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016

    PARIS (KUNA): Kuwait was given widespread praise and commendation Friday for its commitment to helping the disabled on occasion of the awarding of late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah prize for “Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.” In a ceremony at UNESCO headquarters, Kuwait’s longterm contribution to this event and its persistence in helping to facilitate and improve life for the disabled was highlighted by UNESCO officials and other participants. The award ceremony was attended by Sheikh Ja...

  • Kuwait first in employing GCC nat’ls in govt, private sectors

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016

    RIYADH (KUNA): A GCC report on Friday showed that as many as 10, 000 Gulf nationals worked in Kuwait in 2015, or 66 percent of total GCC citizens working in the private sector in countries other than their own. The UAE came second to Kuwait with 1,893 employees from GCC countries followed by Saudi Arabia with 1,887, Qatar (959), Bahrain (512) and Oman (163), said the Secretariat General of GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). This has been made possible following a resolution adopted by the GCC Summit held in Doha in 2002, which paved the...

  • Kuwaiti town provides shelter for victims of quakes in Turkey

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016

    VAN, Turkey (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti town, named after a title given to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, provided shelter to thousands of Turkish citizens who suffered from the Van earthquake which hit the city in 2011. Opened in 2014, the "humanitarian leader" town answered the calls of thousands of people who were affected by the devastating quake. Under the instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah, the International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) carried out the building of the tow...

  • Heart Of Asia Conference Begins With Focus On Tackling Terror In Region

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    AMRITSAR: As Afghanistan faces the resurgence of Taliban, a conference of major regional and global powers began today in Amritsar to explore ways to effectively deal with threat of terrorism in the region, its complex security matrix and help the war-ravaged nation in its transition. Being attended by nearly 40 countries and leading groupings like the European Union, the annual conference of the Heart of Asia -- Istanbul Process is deliberating on various challenges facing Afghanistan, including revival of a peace process in the conflic...

  • PM Modi Pays Tribute To Former President Rajendra Prasad

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tribute to former President Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary. "I bow to Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary. Our nation owes a lot to him for his inspiring leadership at a crucial time," PM Modi tweeted. Rajendra Prasad was born on December 3, 1884 in Siwan, Bihar and was the first president of the country. He held the highest office in the country from January 26, 1950 to May 13, 1962. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Thick fog in Delhi, nine international flights delayed, 81 trains running late

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Foggy conditions continues in several parts of Delhi and outskirts affecting air and rail traffic movement in the form of several diversions and delays. As many as 81 trains are reported to be running late, 13 cancelled for today and tomorrow and with 40 trains being rescheduled, as per a report collected on Saturday morning. In addition, nearly nine international and four domestic flights from Delhi have also been delayed due to dense fog, with a Delhi-Lucknow flight being cancelled. Dense fog, with visibility in Delh...

  • Amul To Launch Camel Milk In Next 3 Months

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  With food safety regulator FSSAI setting new standards for camel milk, dairy major GCMMF, which sells products under the Amul brand, today said it will launch camel milk in the next three months. Amul will first start selling camel milk in Ahmedabad and will later launch in other cities. "We operationised standards for camel milk today. We took two years to come out with standards. The standards will help better marketing of camel milk in cities," Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) Chairman Pawan A...

  • KD 70 million saved after implementing new fuel prices

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: By lifting the subsidies on fuel, the country has managed to save KD 70 million in its third month since the decision to implement new fuel prices came into effect, reports Annahar daily quoting trusted governmental sources. They revealed that the use of Premium type (regular 91) has increased by at least 50 percent after the new fuel prices were enforced. The sources said the money saved in the past three months — from September to November— was beyond expectation, adding that the increase in the use of &lsq...

  • Local banks refuse to provide financial information about expats without permission

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Local banks have affirmed their refusal to provide financial information about their clients without the permission of the latter, reports Arab Times daily quoting informed sources. They explained that some countries have been considering implementing a law to demand income tax from their citizens who work in Kuwait and other Gulf and Arab countries. However, such a law will necessitate automated exchange of financial information of the expatriates working in different parts of the world especially in the countries that ...

  • Rainfall, moderate temp seen – Nippy weather with NW wind

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Weather Forecast Comptroller at Kuwait Meteorology Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi affirmed that the country is currently experiencing the effect of low atmospheric westerly wind associated with an extension of low atmospheric pressure. He explained that this phenomenon will result in low to medium cloud cover with chances of scattered rainfall of varying quantities ranging from mild to medium during the weekend. Some cumulus clouds in certain areas are likely to be thunderous. The sky could be partly cloudy with southea...

  • Sharp rise seen in Kuwaiti fish prices – Consumers prefer imported fish

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti fish prices have lately witnessed a sharp rise such that one kilogram of Zubaidi now costs KD 14. This has led consumers to buy imported fish, which are being sold at prices much lesser than the prices set by Ministry of Commerce and Industry for the local fish, reports Arab Times daily. Compared to the price of local Zubaidi, which is KD 14 per kilogram, the Iranian Zubaidi costs just KD 7.5 per kilogram. Local Hamour costs KD 5 per kilogram while the Iranian Hamour costs KD 3.5 per kilogram. One kilogram o...

  • Hope Relations With India Continue In Strength: US

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016

    WASHINGTON:  The White House has said that the India-US relations have gained strength during President Barack Obama's regime and hoped it would continue with the same momentum in the Donald Trump Administration. "I know that President Obama speaks to his counterparts. Prime Minister Modi is one that he enjoys speaking with. They touch base regularly," White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters yesterday. "So it's a good thing for the United States if that relationship continues in some...

  • Finance Ministry, RBI Response Sought On Exchanging Old Notes

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    MUMBAI:  The Bombay High Court has sought response from the Finance Ministry and Reserve Bank of India on a plea seeking extension of deadline for exchanging the demonetised notes. A division bench of Justices Bhushan Gavai and Vinay Deshpande issued the notices yesterday while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), and posted the matter for further hearing after three weeks. The petitioner, Urmila Wasudeo Kowe, said in her PIL that there should be more time to exchange old high denomination notes. The earlier deadline of N...

  • Number Of Cancer Cases Have Increased Over Last 3 Years: Government

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Cancer cases in the country have witnessed an increase as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), government told the Lok Sabha. The cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste said citing ICMR's National Cancer Registry data. He said treatment of cancer is either free or subsidised in the government healthcare delivery system. The government under "Strengthening of Tertiary care of Cancer" scheme is as...

  • Price of Kuwait's crude up USD 4.99 to USD 47.68 pb

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti oil price rose USD 4.99 in trading Thursday to USD 47.68 compared to USD 42.69 pb Tuesday according to Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday. In the global markets, oil prices rose nearly four percent yesterday as Brent crude reached its highest level in nearly 16 months, extending gains after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement with Russia to restrict production to reduce global supply. Brent crude futures contracts rose USD 2.10, 4.1 percent, to settle ...

  • 1.80 Lakh ATMs Re-Calibrated To Dispense Rs. 500, 2,000 Notes

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    MUMBAI:  Nearly 90 per cent of the 2 lakh ATMs deployed across the country have been re-calibrated to dispense the new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes, says a key maker of the machines even as millions of people continue to face acute cash shortages in the aftermath of demonetisation last month. As per the plan, all the ATMs should have been ready by Wednesday. These machines needed to be re-calibrated after the government on November 8 announced the scrapping of old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in a bid to crack down on black money, and...

  • ‘Drive carefully in times of rain and bad weather’

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Maintenance Affairs at Ministry of Public Works Eng Mohammed Bin Nakhi affirmed that teams affiliated to the sector dealt with the heavy rainfall witnessed in Kuwait on Thursday professionally through allotted mechanisms. He stressed that there is no blockage in the drainage system which is fully equipped to handle more volume of rainwater. Eng Bin Nakhi revealed that 95 percent of the drainage system was cleaned through contracts with companies that are specialized in cleaning drainage systems. ...

  • Over 500 financial reports provided – ‘Bank accounts of dual Kuwaiti-US citizens’

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Finance, earlier this week, provided the US Department of Treasury with more than 500 financial reports on the bank accounts of dual Kuwaiti- US citizens and companies, reports Al-Rai quoting informed sources. They revealed that this move is in line with the activation of the agreement signed between Kuwait and the United States of America on April 13, 2015 to improve international tax compliance and implement US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Law. The sources explained that the deadline for subm...

  • Bonus for officers, personnel working during polls

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry will offer financial benefits officers, individuals and affiliates who were on duty during the 2016 parliamentary elections to ensure its success, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the benefits will be deposited along with their salaries for the month of December 2016. Senior officers have praised the tremendous efforts exerted by the securitymen to ensure the safety and security of voters during the democratic elections. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Government clarifies exemption limits for gold seizure

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    The government on Thursday clarified that the exemption limit for seizure of gold jewellery and ornaments during searches for black money is 500 gm for married women, 250 gm for unmarried women and 100 gm for every male member of a family. "No limit on holding of gold jewellery or ornaments by anybody, provided it is acquired from explained sources of income including inheritance," the government also clarified. The government said rumours that all gold jewellery, including ancestral one, will be taxed at 75 per cent plus c...

  • Saudi Arabia tops Gulf states among remittance sending countries

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    Three Gulf countries rank in the top 10 category among remittance-sending countries, with Saudi Arabia ranking second to the US with regard to remittances sent abroad - at $37 billion. Statistically, Saudi Arabia stands out as the largest source of remittances in the world in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), at around 5 per cent, according to the "Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016". The report is brought out by Knomad (or the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development), a trust fund created by the...

  • Cyclone Nada further weakens, makes landfall in Nagapattinam

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    Chennai: Cyclonic storm Nada further weakened into a depression and made land fall near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, the MeT department said on Friday. The cyclone made landfall at 50 kmph wind speed. Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Puducherry received up to 4 cm rain. Chennai is likely to receive light showers said the MeT department. "A large chunk of the depression has crossed coast early morning," a MeT official here said. He said mild to moderate rain coupled with squally winds were being witnessed in parts of Tamil Nad...

  • Forest Department Using Drone To Track Wild Tiger

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    TEZPUR, ASSAM:  Assam forest department is taking the help of an Army drone to track the route of a tiger which created panic Tezpur in Sonitpur district. The Misamari Army base used the drone to find out the probable location of the tiger which was missing after its pug mark was found at Kolibari Tapu on Wednesday night, chief Conservator of Forest, Northern Range, P Shiv Kumar told PTI. On the request of the Forest Department, the drone was sent from Misamari and some images and a video was received through it about the locati...

  • Heavy rain hits Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    KUWAIT: Rain drenched various areas across Kuwait yesterday with heavy downpours throughout the day. Patches of flooding appeared in Shuwaikh, Farwaniya, Jleeb and other areas in the south. Scattered showers and cloudy skies are expected to continue through the weekend, according to the Kuwait Meteorological Center. The rain affected the flow of traffic yesterday. Meanwhile, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) warned residents to take caution during the rainy weather. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Potpourri of Italian youngsters display surreal paintings in Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- Mother nature, the cradle of all creativity, expressly art, regardless of age, as a potpourri of Italian youngsters tried to simulate nature through surreal paintings inspired by children literature. Corridors of the National Library of Kuwait became easels for paintings of 24 young Italian artists, whose nature-induced creations ended up as covers for children's books. The gallery is part of the 'Italian Week in Kuwait', which will wrap up next Saturday. It is held in collaboration with the National C...

  • Chief of Govt. performance inspects building 2 at Kuwait Airport

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- Chairman of the Follow-Up of Government Performance Agency Sheikh Ahmed Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Thursday inspected the construction site of the new passengers building (terminal 2) at the Kuwait International Airport. The project team offered Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mishaal and his deputy Dr. Rana Al-Faris a visual presentation on terminal 2 major designs, components and the roads to be constructed, as well as the challenges hindering the completion of the project. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Mishaal praised the team's great ...

  • TIMSS results assessed outdated curricula - Min. Al-Essa

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Latest results concerning Kuwait by Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) came due to assessing outdated curricula rather than current ones, said Education Minister Dr. Bader Al-Essa on Thursday. Results of the study are by no means an undermining of previous administrations, Al-Essa stressed in a press conference in response to reactions to the recently published study. TIMSS is a series of international assessments of the mathematics and science knowledge of students around the worl...

  • FM praises great achievements as KU marks 50th anniv

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- As Kuwait University (KU) marks its Golden Jubilee, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah praised great achievements realized by, and through the educational institution over five decades. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled made the remark on Thursday during a ceremony marking 50 years since the Kuwait University was established. As one of its graduates, the minister expressed pride that many influential figures in the society have received their education at the Kuwait Univ...

  • Kuwait oil price up 59 cents to USD 42.69 pb

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by 59 cents to reach USD 42.69 per barrel Wednesday as oppose to USD 42.10 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday. At the global market, the price of oil jumped by 10 percent due to OPEC's agreement to lower the organization's production by 1.2 million barrel per day next January. Russia's intentions to lower production by 300,000 barrels per day also played part in the increase. The Brent crude price went up by USD 4.09 to reach USD 50.47 p...

  • ISRO to launch 83 satellites in one go in January 2017

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 83 satellites, 80 of them being foreign, in one go in January next year, the Lok Sabha was told Wednesday. 80 satellites weighing 500 kg belonged to five foreign countries -- Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and the US. "These international customer satellites are being launched as part of the commercial arrangement between them and Antrix Corporation Ltd, the commercial arm and PSU under the ISRO," Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the PMO said...

  • 10 killed, 15 injured in fire at explosives factory near Tiruchirappalli

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    Tiruchirappalli: At least 10 persons were feared killed and 15 others injured in a fire at an explosive-making unit at Murugapatti, about 40 km from here, on Thursday, police said. The reason for the fire was not known immediately, police said, adding, three firefighting units and 10 ambulances were pressed into service. The fire was noticed in one of the manufacturing wings of the factory near Tiruchirappalli and it soon spread to other areas. The noise triggered panic among people in the surrounding area and waves of the blast were...

  • Samba Attackers May Have Crawled Through 80-Metre Tunnel To Infiltrate: BSF Chief

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  The three terrorists killed in Samba in Jammu might have crawled through an 80-metre-long tunnel under farm lands to cross the International Border (IB), the BSF chief said today. Addressing journalists on the eve of the Border Security Force's 51st Raising Day in New Delhi, its chief K K Sharma said the paramilitary force had "strong inputs" about possible infiltration bids by terrorists from across the IB following the Indian Army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads, and hence it was "in a p...

  • Thick Fog In Delhi, North India, Flight Operations Affected

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    NEW DELHI : Flight operations were affected at the Delhi airport this morning as dense fog reduced visibility below 50 meters, news agency ANI reported. At least four domestic flights were diverted till around 9 am, an official told NDTV. A thick blanket of fog engulfed Delhi, the national capital region and much of north India for the second morning in a row. Delhi reported a minimum temperature of 12 degree Celsius. Yesterday, more than 60 flights were affected at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, Press Trust of Indi...

  • Low Intensity Earthquake Hits Himachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    SHIMLA:  Parts of Himachal Pradesh experienced a low intensity earthquake on early on Thursday, an official said in Shimla. However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported. An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale was recorded at 4.12 am, an official of the meteorological office told IANS. The epicentre of the earthquake was in the Kullu region.However, tremors were also felt in adjoining Mandi district. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Kuwaiti driver runs over Bangladeshi man to 'scare him’

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016

    KUWAIT: A 19-year-old Kuwaiti citizen ran over a Bangladeshi man who was sitting at a bus stop in a bid to ‘scare him’. The man told police he was just ‘having fun’ and that he was driving along with a friend of his in Shaab when he saw the victim at the bus stop. The citizen drove the car towards him to ‘scare him off,’ then hit him when he did not move, according to his statements. Police and paramedics went to the scene, sent the victim to Mubarak hospital and arrested the driver ...

  • 14.6 percent Kuwaiti adults diabetic: MoH

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016

    KUWAIT: Around 14.6 percent of adults in Kuwait have high blood glucose levels, the Ministry of Health (MoH) revealed on Wednesday, citing a study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). In a ceremony to mark the ‘World Diabetes Day’, head of the MoH’s media office Ghalia Al-Mutairi noted that around 6.1 percent of adults have been diagnosed with blood disorders. Moreover, she revealed that diabetes accounted for 4 percent of the total of deaths in Kuwait in 2012, adding that the disease is ...

  • Kuwait Airways, IndiGo aircraft wings collide at Mumbai airport

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    The wing tips of an IndiGo and a Kuwait Airways aircraft collided while taxiing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport early on Wednesday, official sources said. The incident happened around 5.45 a.m. when the Kuwaiti Airbus A330 was taxiing towards the parking stand and the IndiGo Mumbai-Jaipur flight 6E-207 Airbus A-320 was taxiing out for departure. The air traffic control had instructed the IndiGo pilot to follow the Kuwait Airways' aircraft arrival. The Kuwaiti pilot was advised to move ahead to make way for the fo...

  • Rain continues through tomorrow

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016

    KUWAIT: Following rain in various areas including Salmi and Jahra where it rained relatively heavily, Kuwait Meteorology Department reminded of its previous warning that scattered rain might fall and could sometimes be thundery, accompanied by winds of up to 50 kph. The department also expects rain showers to continue today and tomorrow. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • DM: Kuwait-Italy meetings target closer ties

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Deputy Army Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans Authority Major General Ahmad Abdulwahab Al-Omairi said that ongoing military meetings between Kuwait and Italy aims to enhance cooperation up to its highest level. Moral Guidance and Public Relations Department of the Kuwaiti Defense Ministry said in a press statement on Wednesday that General Al-Omairi's remark came on the sidelines of the signing ceremony for the ninth meeting minutes for the Kuwaiti-Italian military committee to activate the Milit...

  • MoH to host 17 visiting physicians for rare medical operations

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health (MoH) is due to host next month 17 international consultant physicians who will be conducting intricate surgical procedures, with help from a multi-national contingent of doctors in the country. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the MoH noted that the visit is part of the ministry's endeavor of inviting health experts to Kuwait on a monthly basis, where they will share their know-how with local doctors. Moreover, the 17 consultant physicians, all of whom are well versed in a vari...

  • Audit bureau published 282 operational reports in last two years - KPC

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti oil sector's central auditing bureau has issued 282 reports on operations of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and affiliated companies in the last two years, KPC CEO Nizar Al-Adsani said on Wednesday. In a speech to open a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) audit bureau conference, Al-Adsani noted that the reports dealt with numerous suggestions germane to the development of internal audit systems of the company. Moreover, he revealed that the conference aims to showcase the importance of a solid int...

  • His Highness Crown Prince congratulates new PM

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory letter to His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah for being appointed as Prime Minister by an Amiri decree earlier Wednesday. His Highness the Prime Minister was also assigned to name his new cabinet members. In his letter, His Highness the Crown Prince wished His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak success in his endeavors.  ...

  • 3 Army Officers Dead In Cheetah Helicopter Crash In Bengal's Sukna

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    KOLKATA:  Three army officers were killed and a junior commissioned officer was critically injured today when a Cheetah helicopter crashed at Sukna Military Camp in West Bengal. Army officials said the chopper crashed at around 11:45 AM when it was returning to the camp's helipad at Sukna, near Silgirui, from a routine mission. While three officers died on the spot, a JCO was evacuated and admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.The army's 33 Corps is based at Sukna and all aircraft of the Army are run by Army Avi...

  • Cyclone Warning In Tamil Nadu, Heavy Rain Forecast: Met Department

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    CHENNAI:  A cyclone building up in the Bay of Bengal is expected to cross the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, December 2, the Met department has said. Landfall is likely close to Cuddalore between Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, it said.  The cyclonic storm is currently about 770km south east of Tamil Nadu capital Chennai and is expected to move west and intensify. Chennai is expected to receive moderate rain from tonight and heavy rainfall has been forecast for north coastal Tamil Nadu and Puducherry from tomorrow...

  • Manohar Parrikar arrives in Dhaka, first ever Indian Defence Minsiter to visit Bangladesh

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrives in Dhaka today on a two-day visit. This is the first ever visit of an Indian Defence Minister to Bangladesh. The Defence Ministry says Parrikar will meet with Bangladesh top leadership in order to firm up defence initiatives ahead of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina`s visit to Delhi later in next month. The Defence Minister is also scheduled to meet President Abdul Hamid today followed by a meeting with the Prime Minister`s Security Advisor later in the day. He is scheduled to visi...

  • National Anthem be played in all cinema halls, all must rise and pay respect: SC

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that National Anthems must be played in all the cinema halls across the country. ANI reported that SC ordered for playing of National Anthem before the film starts accompanied by the showing of National Flag on screen. SC also stated that everyone present in the cinema halls must rise at the time of National Anthem playing and show respect towards it. The full version should be played and not the edited part of the anthem. Also, that the National Anthem cannot be played in between the fil...

  • Finance Ministry shelves VAT

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Ministry of Finance has postponed the implementation of value added tax (VAT) on consumable services to conduct further studies in that concern, especially as some members of the Economic Committee have voiced out the need to exempt some consumable items from the policy, reports Al-Shahed daily. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • CSC sets Dec. 8th as holiday for Prophet's Birthday

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Monday December 8th (Thursday) would be a public holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), citing a relevant cabinet decree. Civil servants at all state bodies and agencies will resume work on December 11th (Sunday), it said in a press statement.  ...

  • Intellectuals discuss culture at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Ctr

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- A group of intellectuals discussed on Tuesday the concept of culture and its multi-faceted influence in the globe and Arab world in general, and in Kuwait in particular. The seminar, presented by former information minister Dr. Saad Al-Ajmi and moderated by ex-information minister Mohammad Al-Sanousi, discussed if culture was a luxury or a mean ot survival. Al-Sanousi, in the seminar held at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center, said generally human beings lost interest in culture in general and reading, an...

  • Kuwait keen on furthering relations with Asia - official

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Kuwait is keen on furthering relations with Asian countries on all levels, said National Assembly (parliament) Secretary General Allam Al-Kanderi on Tuesday. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's initiatives made a positive impact on political and economic issues of the Asian Continent, Al-Kanderi said in a speech before the ninth Plenary Session of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) in Siem Reap, Cambodia, according to a press release by the National Assembly's media and pub...

  • Kuwait oil price down USD 1.44 to USD 41.96 pb

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down USD 1.44 to hit USD 41.96 per barrel on Monday after being at USD 43.40 pb last Friday trading, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Tuesday. Crude oil prices rose yesterday through fluctuating deals, following the statements of Iraqi Oil Minister in which he said he was optimistic that the meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) tomorrow Wednesday in Vienna would result in an agreement to decrease production. US crude oil deals went up in New...

  • Youth country's real capital - Sheikha Intisar Al-Sabah

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Sheikha Intisar Al-Sabah, Chairperson of Al-Nuwair Positive Initiative launched in 2013, has affirmed that the youth is the country's real capital. She said in a statement that (Bareeq) program on youth will be launched concurrently with the 2017 National Day celebrations, adding that the program is the first in its kind in both Kuwait and the Middle East that instills positive principles through events at Kuwaiti schools. "The aim of the program is to disseminate positive situations when dealing with ot...

  • Kuwait bourse ends Wednesday's trading in mixed board

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Benchmark of Boursa Kuwait ended Tuesday's trading in mixed board. The price index gained 3.83 points to stand at 5,543.59 points, while the weighted index went down by 0.2 points to stand at 367.83 points, as well as KSX 15 shedding 2.41 points, to hit 859.61 points. Value of trade was at KD 9,029,523.57 while the volume was 81,900,588 shares done through 2,359 deals.  ...

  • 3 Soldiers Killed In Terror Attack On Army Unit In Nagrota Near Jammu

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    Three soldiers have been killed in a major terror attack on an army artillery unit in Jammu and Kashmir's Nagrota on Tuesday morning. Heavily armed suicide attackers entered the unit at 5.30 am with grenades and forced their way in. Three terrorists are believed to have been killed but more are still hiding. The terrorists - there were reportedly four - fired indiscriminately at the Officers' Mess before storming the building. Nagrota, which is around 20 km from Jammu, is the headquarters of the army's 16 Corps, a massive...

  • Kuwait plans to buy 28 US F-18 fighter jets

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY  (KUNA): Kuwait has requested to purchase 28 US F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft, a military official said on Monday. In a statement to the press on the sidelines of the Third Conference for Military Logistics and Procurement, entitled, “Streamlining Logistics and Procurement in the Age of Joint Operations,” Chief of the Kuwaiti Army’s Armament and Procurement Authority Major General Lafi Al-Azmi said according to a proviso, outdated F18 warplanes will be returned as part of the purchase agreement. ...

  • Tax Dept to increase staff – Implementing VAT regime

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Tax Department in the Ministry of Finance will increase its staff two-fold the current number from around 300 to 600 as Kuwait is on the verge of implementing the valued added tax (VAT) regime in line with an agreement reached by the GCC countries, reports Al-Nahar daily. The daily quoting a source noted concerned officials are working assiduously to ensure easy and simple implementation of VAT. He declared “no less than 200,000 companies will be covered in the new tax regime and that the number may increase”. ...

  • Prophet’s Birthday holiday Dec 8

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY(KUNA): Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) said Monday that December 8th (Thursday) would be a public holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), citing a relevant Cabinet Decree. Civil servants at all state bodies and agencies will resume work on December 11th (Sunday), it said in a press statement. ...

  • 75% penalty, surcharge on undisclosed income, new black money scheme launched

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Income Tax rules, levying a tax of 60 per cent on undisclosed income or investment or cash credit deposited in the banks. According to the Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016, the declarant will have to pay a tax of 60 per cent and an additional surcharge of 25 per cent of the tax (i.e. 15 per cent of such income), resulting in a total tax amounting to approximately 75 per cent. The amending legislation also gives discretionary power to th...

  • MoI slaps curbs on camera drones

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT: Remote controlled drones with built-in cameras will no longer be allowed to fly over personal properties, Interior Ministry Undersecretary Sulaiman Al-Fahd said yesterday. He said drones with cameras attached to them have hovered over houses, military compounds and other sensitive locations, which is strictly prohibited. Those found complicit in such unlawful activities could face either three years in jail or a maximum fine of KD 3,000. Fahd also stressed the need to get the ministry’s consent before operating these drones...

  • Wireless planes prohibited from hovering over properties - MoI

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Wireless planes with built-in cameras will no longer be allowed to fly over personal properties, the Ministry of Interior's (MoI) Undersecretary Sulaiman Al-Fahad said on Monday. In a statement to the press, Al-Fahad urged closer cooperation with security apparatuses to protect the privacy of homes and other personal properties, saying that this constitutes an integral part of security obligations. Moreover, he revealed that wireless planes with cameras attached to them have hovered over houses, military...

  • RAF Red Arrows show off in Kuwait skies

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Red Arrows, the world-renowned aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force (RAF), put on an air show in Kuwait skies Monday with participation of Kuwaiti air and navy forces. The air show, held on the beach by Kuwait Bay, was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah and a large crowd.  ...

  • Min. Al-Sabeeh opens woman conf.

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Affairs, Hind Al-Sabeeh, said Monday the national development plan attaches great importance to human development and women empowerment. In her inaugural speech to a conference themed "common factors of successful woman," she highlighted the need of bringing into play the principle of social partnership and making concerted efforts by all partners to achieve targets of socio-economic development. "The gover...

  • CBK chief says gov't efforts integral to protect banking

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Dr. Mohammad Al-Hashel underscored on Monday the government's role in developing the nation's banking sector. In a statement to the press after meeting with the heads of local banks, Al-Hashel noted that the meeting is part of the banking sector's efforts to continue stockpiling achievements and enhance its resilience to cope with economic challenges. Moreover, he spoke of CBK's efforts to expand its financial and inspective prowess in order to pre...

  • Parliament Condoles Death Of Cuban Revolutionary Leader Fidel Castro

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Parliament today condoled the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro and paid glowing tributes to him saying he was a leading light of the Non Alignment Movement (NAM). Mr Castro, the former President of Cuba, died on November 25 at the age of 90.Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha condoled the death of Fidel Castro with the members standing in silence for a brief while. "We deeply mourn the death of Commander Fidel Castro," Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari said. Extending deepest condolences to t...

  • Lord Mayor of London in Kuwait on official visit

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Lord Mayor of London Dr. Andrew Charles Parmley arrived in Kuwait Monday on an official visit to the country. He was received by Governor of Hawalli retired Lieutenant-General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. ...

  • Cooperative societies ‘warn’ of a wave of catastrophic price hikes

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies and officials of cooperative societies warned of “an upcoming wave of catastrophic price hike” which will affect the prices of all commodities and foodstuff in the first quarter of the year 2017. They affirmed about the implementation of new price regulations on rents for state properties and real estates, as well as charges of services and costs of electricity and water usage. These new price regulations will spark series of price hikes on consumer goods in order ...

  • ‘Lesser rain, rise in temperature and sea levels in next few years’

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Public Authority for Environment (EPA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) to write up Kuwait’s second UNDP Country Programme Document related to climate change. Regional Director and Representative for the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) Iyad Abumoghli told the press, Sunday, that Kuwait is expressing keenness on the UN agreements on climate change; this interest is apparent in the Kuwaiti leadership’s recent participation in the UN meeting of s...

  • Many companies selling fake products

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Several companies are selling counterfeit products of international and local brands, and violated the order of quality and applied regulations of the industry, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting reliable sources. The same sources stressed that monitoring authorities will launch surprise inspection campaigns on the companies in question, and teams from the Public Authority for Industry will check the licenses and other documents of establishments to ensure their products comply with approved quality specifications while the com...

  • MoH says people infected with Hepatitis C reaches 1.5 percent

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Health said the number of people infected with Hepatitis C virus in the country reach 1.5 percent while affirming its commitment to provide treatment for the disease, reports Al- Qabas daily. Chairperson of Thunayan Al Ghanim Gastroenterology Center and Chairman of Kuwait’s Third Conference on Digestive System and Liver Diseases Dr Haifa Askar announced this on the sideline of kickoff activities for the conference recently, adding that the rate of Hepatitis B cases in Kuwait has reached 4.8 percent. She...

  • Nine beggars arrested

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    Residency Affairs Detectives in coordination with Farwaniya securitymen arrested nine male and female beggars (all Arabs) from markets in Jleeb Al Shuyoukh area after complaints received by several residents about their activities. They were referred to concerned authorities in preparation for their deportation, reports Al Anba daily. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Fight at Jahra Hospital

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT: Jahra Hospital was the scene of a bloody fight between several people, before the brawl was controlled by guards just before police arrived. The fight started between two groups of in-laws in Saad Al-Abdullah, who resumed it at the hospital when they saw each other, and each side asked friends to come for help. Eight bedoons who were on one side were arrested, while the other party of three citizens and their mother escaped. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Report: US interest rate continues hike

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Last week the US dollar continued its rally against most of its counterparts sparked by US President-elect Donald Trump's promises to introduce expansionary fiscal policies, and to boost growth, showed an economic report. A Trump administration could spell tax cuts, infrastructure spending and amnesty for corporate dollars held overseas that will fuel inflation and bring extra capital into the United States, according to the report released by the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK). Furthermore, expectations ...

  • EPA signs coop. agreement with UNEP

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Public Authority for Environment (EPA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) to write up Kuwait's second UNDP Country Programme Document related to climate change. Regional Director and Representative for the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) Iyad Abumoghli told the press, Sunday, that Kuwait is expressing keenness on the UN agreements on climate change; this interest is apparent in the Kuwaiti leadership's recent participation in the UN meeting of ...

  • Fine for over speeding, red light crossing to be KD 200 – 3,000 number plates seized

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The extreme campaign adopted by General Traffic Department (GTD) against law violators will continue until safety and sanity return to the roads, reports Al-Shahed daily. GTD led Major General Fahad Al Shuwe’i vowed to be tough against grave violations committed by citizens and expatriates such as excessive speeding, crossing the red traffic signal, stunting, and racing on roads. The daily quoting sources added the department has since confiscated 3,000 number plates of vehicles for obstructing traffic in commercial s...

  • PM Narendra Modi To Address The Nation On 'Mann Ki Baat' Today

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra will share his thoughts on a number of themes and issues in 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11am today. In this monthly radio programme, the Prime Minister shares his thoughts with the nation. PM Modi, in his last address, dedicated Diwali to the armed forces. "We sleep peacefully because you guard our borders," he said. This will be the 26th edition of PM Modi's radio programme. The first edition of the programme was aired on October 3, 2014. The programme has been initiated w...

  • Over 40 Lakh Youth In Punjab Addicted To Drugs: Arvind Kejriwal

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016
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    CHANDIGARH:  AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said that over 40 lakh youth in Punjab were addicted to drugs and accused the ruling Akali Dal of spreading a durg network in the state. "As of today, over 40 lakh youth in Punjab are addicted to drugs. The drugs network has been spread in the state by the Akalis. Within a month of our government formation in the state, we will stop the supply of drugs," Mr Kejriwal said while addressing a rally in Jalandhar district. "We are ready for this challenge to end drugs ...

  • Jan Dhan Deposits Soar By Over Rs. 27,000 Crore Post Note Ban

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Deposits in Jan Dhan accounts soared sharply by around Rs. 27,200 crore in just 14 days after the announcement of ban on old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 currency notes. Total deposits in 25.68 crore Jan Dhan accounts crossed Rs. 70,000 crore mark and were at Rs. 72,834.72 crore on November 23. As of November 9, total deposits in these accounts were Rs. 45,636.61 crore. After the surprise demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, deposits in Jan Dhan accounts have in...

  • Ministry arrests murderers of two Kuwaitis, Indonesian

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016

    KUWAIT: The General Administration of Criminal Investigation managed to arrest, in less than 24 hours, those responsible for the murder of the two Kuwaiti nationals, including a ruling family member, and an Indonesian female in Salwa on Friday, said the Ministry of Interior yesterday. The suspects were arrested after intense investigation and information from eyewitnesses, the ministry’s media and public relations department said in statement. The suspects, Iranian nationals Mohammad Abdullredha Nawasser and Ali Mohammad Al-Bug...

  • Public Works Ministry signs contract of Criminal Investigation building

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Public Works announced Saturday that it has signed a contract for the construction of a new building for the Criminal Investigation Directorate to be located in Al-Zahraa neighborhood. In a press statement, the Ministry's Assistant Undersecretary Ghaleb Sfouq pointed out that the five-storey premises would be built on an area of 30,000 square meters. He added that the project is comprised of a main office block, an auditorium with dormitories and an interrogation building.Two levels of un...

  • Governor highlights Kuwait's longtime democracy

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- Capital Governor Lt. Gen. Thabet Al-Muhanna on Saturday said that Kuwait's longtime democracy is among the oldest in Arab region, proving success over the years. Al-Muhanna made the statement during a tour that included a host of polling stations in the various areas of the governorate where voters cast their votes in the National Assembly (parliament) elections for the 15th Legislative Term. He said that the huge turnout reiterates the strong sense of responsibility of the Kuwaiti people and their keenne...

  • Elderly voters early birds at polling stations

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Various polling stations across the country on Saturday witnessed an influx of senior citizens since opening of polls at 8:00 am local time. The senior citizens were very eager to come to the polling centers early compared with young voters. The senior citizens were assisted by various transportation means and wheelchairs which were available at the polling centers. The election process began quiet at early hours of the day as delegates of the candidates outside the schools were eagerly receiving and di...

  • Kashmir Valley Enveloped In Fog

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    SRINAGAR:  The night temperature across Kashmir division increased by several degrees providing relief to the people from cold conditions, even as the Valley remained engulfed under a thick layer of fog. Srinagar - the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - recorded the minimum temperature of 4.3 degrees Celsius, an increase of nearly three degrees from the previous night's 1.5 degrees Celsius, an official of the Meteorological Department here said. He said Kupwara, in north Kashmir, registered a low of 2.7 degrees Celsius - ...

  • Egyptian worker dies in fall, one critical

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: An Egyptian expatriate died when he fell from the top of a building under construction in Salmiya area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information that an Egyptian laborer fell from a building under construction, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and examined the victim to discover he was dead. They referred the corpse to the Forensics Department and a case was registered. Meanwhile, an Egyptian expatriate sustained serious injuries when he fell from a...

  • Polling stations across Kuwait open for 2016 parliamentary elections

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Polling stations across Kuwait opened their doors for voters for the parliamentary elections for the 15th legislative term. Some 293 candidates including 14 women are competing for the parliamentary seat. Polling started at 8:00 am local time and will close at 8:00 pm. Some 483,186-strong electorate will vote for 50 candidates representing the nation's electorate constituencies, under the watchful eye of 15,000 security forces. Moreover, males comprise 47.68 percent of the electorate, while fem...

  • Goa To Be India's First Cashless Society: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    PANAJI:  Strongly backing the demonetization decision, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said Goa is on its way to become India's first cashless society. This would fulfil a dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is pushing for a cashless society through the demonetisation scheme, which is also aimed at curbing the menace of black money, said Mr Parrikar, the former Chief Minister of Goa. "Goans are using cards (ATM/credit) in a big way. Goa will soon be the first state with cashless society fulfilling a dream...

  • IMF hits remittance tax on Expats – Cost not worth return

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated that imposing tax on expatriates’ remittances and incomes, the possibility of which is currently under study in some Gulf countries, will lead to negative consequences especially since expatriates constitute about 90 percent of the total employees in the private sector in these countries, reports Arab Times Daily. In its report, IMF explained that the total remittances from GCC countries are about $ 84.4 billion annually. Imposing tax of about 5 percent on these ...

  • Kuwait faces Asian Cup ‘exclusion’ on FIFA ban

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUALA LUMPUR : Kuwait will be removed from the 2019 Asian Cup if it is still suspended by FIFA on Dec 18. The Asian Football Confederation set the deadline Friday, giving Kuwait three weeks to resolve a governmentimposed law affecting the independence of national sports bodies. The dispute involves ruling family politics linked to Olympic powerbroker and FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah. FIFA suspended the Kuwait Football Association in October 2015 when the national team was midway through a 2018 World Cup qualifying g...

  • KFSD gears up for rainy season, expected floods in country

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) has boosted preparedness in accordance with emergency plan allotted for dealing with the rainy season and confronting expected floods in the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Acting Director General of KFSD Major General Khaled Al-Tarkit said in statement to KUNA that 124 pumps to drain water have been distributed to fire stations in all governorates along with portable boats to ensure speedy outreach to affected areas within a short time. He indicated about the plan to coordinat...

  • 26/11 Attacks Anniversary: Maharashtra Pays Tribute To Martyrs

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    MUMBAI:  Floral tributes were today paid to those who laid down their lives while fighting terrorists who had attacked the metropolis on this day eight years ago. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was among the dignitaries who paid homage at the 26/11 police memorial site at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana in south Mumbai. "I pay homage to the brave policemen who fought for Mumbai's safety and laid down their lives for us on 26/11. We are proud of them and we will strive hard for safety and security of our state,&...

  • Over 150 Slums Gutted In Jammu, 3 Killed

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    JAMMU:  Three people died and six other got injured on Saturday in a devastating fire that destroyed over 150 "Jhuggis" in Jammu, officials said. Ramesh Gupta, superintendent of medical college hospital Jammu said three charred bodies were brought to the mortuary of the hospital during the night while six persons suffering critical burn injuries were being treated. The fire started in Narwal area of Jammu city around 12 AM in the slum area where dozens of families of Rohingya Muslims who were uprooted from Myanmar beca...

  • 19 Of 55 Indians Stranded In Iraq Have Returned Home: Government

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Nineteen of a group of 55 Indians, who were stranded in strife-torn Iraq, have returned home following efforts by the government. Minister of State for External Affairs told Rajya Sabha that Indian Consulate in Iraq's Erbil has been making efforts to ensure return of the remaining 36 Indians. The Consul General had approached the Prime Minister and the Interior Minister of Kurdistan to ensure return of the Indians, mostly from Telengana, who had overstayed. "As a result of these efforts, a group of 19 In...

  • Two Kuwaitis, one Indonesian found dead in Salwa area - Ministry

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Two Kuwaitis and one Indonesian female were found dead in Salwa area, said a statement by the Interior Ministry Friday. The Interior Ministry's media and public relations department said that police officers found an injured Indian national at the scene of the crime. He informed the police about the three dead bodies, said the ministry, adding that forensic teams have arrived at the scene and an investigation was launched to determine what have happened. The Indian national was taken to Mubarak Hosp...

  • Municipality removes 27 illegal electoral ads in Mubarak Al-Kabeer

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Municipality has removed 27 illegal electoral ads from the streets of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate, it said on Friday. The emergency team of the governorate's municipality department have taken away the 27 unlicensed electoral ads of candidates standing for the 2016 National Assembly (parliament) elections slated for Saturday, November 26, Mubarak Al-Kabeer's public relations section added in a brief statement. It noted that work would continue targeting any other illegal ads. On Wed...

  • Kuwait denounces terrorist attacks in Iraq, Egypt, Turkey

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry on Friday condemned the deadly terrorist attacks on a filling station and a restaurant in Iraq, and a security checkpoint in North Sinai, Egypt. The State of Kuwait reaffirms solidarity with the governments of the two sisterly Arab countries in the face of terrorism, and supports any measures they might take to maintain security and stability, an official of the ministry said. Kuwait renews its principled stance against all forms and manifestations of terrorism, and calls for clo...

  • PM Narendra Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of AIIMS In Punjab

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    BATHINDA:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bathinda district in Punjab. The 750-bed hospital and institute will be built at a cost of Rs. 925 crore and will be spread over 200 acres. The AIIMS project will cater to south-west Punjab, comprising the districts of Bathinda, Mansa and Sangrur where cancer and other diseases are widely prevalent. The institute, which will be completed in two years, will also cater to the needs of the people...

  • Reduce The Use Of Currency, Go Digital: Arun Jaitley In Lok Sabha

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Amid a raging debate on demonetisation, the government today said in Lok Sabha that it wanted a reduction in the use of physical currency in the economy, which should be substituted with digital money. Responding to a question on digital payment systems, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the government wanted the physical currency to come down and be substituted by digital currency. While physical currency should decline, business and commerce should prosper. He said out of 80 crore debit cards, 40 crore were active...

  • After 2 Months In Hospital, Jayalalithaa's First Words, Using Speakers

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    CHENNAI:  Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, who has had a tracheostomy after a severe lung infection, is now speaking for a few minutes at a time using speakers, Chennai's Apollo hospital said today in a new health update.  Tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an opening in the trachea, used for breathing. Apollo chiarman, Dr Prathap Reddy, said Ms Jayalalithaa, who was on ventilator support for weeks, is now able to breathe 90 per cent of the time without support. The next target, he said, was for the...

  • Two Kuwaitis, one Indonesian found dead in Salwa area - Ministry

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Two Kuwaitis and one Indonesian female were found dead in Salwa area, said a statement by the Interior Ministry Friday. The Interior Ministry's media and public relations department said that police officers found an injured Indian national at the scene of the crime. He informed the police about the three dead bodies, said the ministry, adding that forensic teams have arrived at the scene and an investigation was launched to determine what have happened. The Indian national was taken to Mubarak Hospital fo...

  • Kuwait oil price down 17 cents stands at USD 43.45 pb

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down by 17 cents to hit USD 43.45 per barrel Thursday after being at USD 43.62 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday. The global level, eyes are all set on OPEC's meeting later this month which will determine whether the organization will lower its production or not. The price of the Brent crude was up five cents to USD 49.00 per barrel. The West Texas Intermediate was up two cents USD 47.98 pb.  ...

  • JASTA runs counter to legal principles - Academics

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Two Kuwaiti professors agreed Thursday evening that the US Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) violates the basic principles of the international law and relations. Dr. Abdullah Al-Shaiji, professor of political science at Kuwait University, argued that the JASTA lacks many legal principles and poses a threat to foreign investment in the United States. Speaking at a symposium on "the US-GCC relations under JASTA" on the sidelines of Kuwait International Book Fair, Dr. Al-Shaiji said sev...

  • Kuwaiti diplomats contact Bosnian authorities over detainee

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Nasser Al-Mutairi said the embassy has been in contact with the Bosnian authorities since the Kuwaiti national Mohammad Al-Mutairi was detained. The embassy is doing its utmost to review the sentence issued for the citizen and ensure his early release, the ambassador said in a statement received by KUNA on Thursday night. ...

  • ‘Due facilities offered to foreign media figures to cover elections’

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Information has provided all possible facilities for the media figures and delegation, and journalists visiting to cover the National Assembly elections due on Saturday, said Minister Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. This aims to help them report the elections to their media institutions as smoothly as ever, Sheikh Salman, who is also the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, told a dinner banquette in honor of the visiting media guests from Gulf, Arab and foreign channels and news outlets....

  • KD 66.68m road repair deal signed – Gag on Parliament records

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : In a move considered strange and inconsistent with the principle of transparency and the public’s right to monitor the works of the parliament, the latter has decided to hide from the public all records of the parliamentary sessions and documents on the parliament’s website which were available until mid-October, reports Al-Wasat daily. . Sources attributed this move to the inclination of the parliamentary leadership to prevent people from examining the documents of the dissolved 2013 parliament and the reports ...

  • Soldier Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Bandipore; 2 Terrorists Shot Dead

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    SRINAGAR:  A soldier was killed in an encounter this morning in Sumbal area in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipore district. Two terrorists were also gunned down by the security forces. The encounter started after army and police launched a joint operation after receiving a tip-off about the presence of some terrorists in Naidkai village. As the security forces zeroed in the cordon they came under heavy fire. In the ensuing encounter one soldier was killed.and two terrorists hiding inside a house in the area were shot dead. Fi...

  • Over 100 people deported for driving cars without licence

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: According to statistics issued by the Ministry of Interior, the General Traffic Department has arrested and deported more than 100 people of various nationalities from the country for driving without licence, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, there are plans to increase the penalties for various traffic offences beginning from January 2017. The daily added, one of the offences is parking vehicles in places designated for the physically handicapped people. According to a reliable source the fined for committing th...

  • KTV 2, Kuwait FM 99.7 to broadcast live on polls day

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait TV 2 and Kuwait FM 99.7 will be broadcasting live on election day from 8:00 am on Saturday, Nov 26. KTV 2 will commence with a special live programme when polling stations open with Adeeb Shuhaiber and Maha Motawi from the KTV 2 studios in Kuwait City. FM 99.7 will provide hourly news updates commencing at 8:00 am. KTV 2 will also have update commencing at 8:30 am with all the latest on the Election 2016. You can follow KuwaitTV and radio on www.moi.gov.kw Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Only 78 Passengers Of Ill-Fated Indore-Patna Express Eligible For Insurance

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Only 78 passengers of the ill-fated Indore-Patna Express are eligible to claim insurance money out of whom five died in the mishap, IRCTC said today. According to it, a total of 209 passengers opted for travel insurance while making booking tickets as of November 19. There were 128 passengers eligible for insurance out of which 50 tickets were cancelled, leaving 78 eligible passengers. Five among these passengers died in the tragedy, in addition to seven cases of injury and hospitalisation and eight minor injuries. 1...

  • Fire in Farwaniya building

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    KUWAIT: Fire broke out in a flat at a Farwaniya building yesterday. The fire started on the second floor. Farwaniya and Ardhiya centers responded immediately to put out the fire which engulfed the entire flat. Two persons suffered smoke inhalation. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Interior Ministry dismiss rumors on Al-Abdali campsites as 'untrue'

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior has dismissed rumors made against a campsite on Al-Abdali border as "untrue and a sheer fabrication." The campsite offers various travel services to transit passengers coming from neighboring countries, the ministry's Public Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement on Thursday. The statement emphasized that there are no violations being made at the campsite, and stresed that security personnel are carrying out their full duties of protecting the country ag...

  • Interior Min. inaugurates new premises of Al-Farwaniya Security Directorate

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah inaugurated Thursday Al-Farwaniya Security Directorate's new building. Speaking to reporters during the opening ceremony, Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled stated the new building comes within the framework of a series projects to revamp security facilities nationwide. The recent security developments require readiness and vigilance to ensure the safety of the nation, he said, stressing the importance of reinforcing initiative-taki...

  • 2 Dead, 8 Injured In Fire At Reliance Jamnagar Refinery

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    AHMEDABAD:  Two people have died and eight others injured after a fire broke out at the refinery site of Reliance Industries in Gujarat's Jamnagar. "While the Reliance fire brigade extinguished the fire swiftly, this has resulted in injuries to 8 contract workers, who are being provided necessary medical treatment," the company said in a  statement earlier today, and added that all operations of the refinery continue to be normal. The fire broke out early morning at the company's fluid catalytic cracking u...

  • Old Kuwaitis used low grade materials to build rock-solid houses

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Old Kuwaiti houses used to be constructed and designed with low grade materials usually gathered locally or imported from neighboring countries. In their book on the construction of old Kuwaiti houses, authors Mohammad Ali Al-Khers and Maryam Al-Aqroqa said that houses of old were built using materials such as "Al-Bascil" and "Jandal" (wood and hay). These substances were used to protect ceilings from rain, dust, and other weather elements, said the authors. The authors added that th...

  • Kuwaiti voters urged to bring original citizenship card on Election Day

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti voters, who will flock to polling stations next Saturday for the 2016 parliamentary elections, are requested to bring their original citizenship cards to be stamped by the judge according to the law in this regard. Every Kuwaiti who has lost his or her citizenship card can obtain a temporary one for a single day use on the polling day. The Interior Ministry has completed all its administrative and security preparations ahead of the upcoming elections slated for November 26. Security officers of ...

  • Kuwaiti FM heads to Bahrain for GCC meeting

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah left Kuwait Thursday, heading to Manama, Bahrain, to partake in the 141st GCC foreign ministers meeting. ...

  • Invitation & Request For Media Coverage

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    It has been decided that the Embassy will celebrate Constitution Day in its Auditorium NOW on 27th November 2016, SUNDAY from 4 pm to 5.30 pm. The theme of the event would be “Of the People, For the People and By the People”. It would be appreciated if you can come with friends, family and relatives to see the event and also with your photographer to cover the event. The event will conclude with refreshments. ...

  • Candidate wants no Govt healthcare for expats

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT: Candidate Sami Al-Dabbous called on the government to stop providing healthcare for expatriates at public hospitals and replace it with a health insurance scheme. The candidate said that every expatriate in Kuwait costs the health system KD 562 per year and they pay only KD 52 to the government. Dabbous did not say how he reached these calculations because they appear to be highly exaggerated. Based on his calculations, the cost of the healthcare for expats will be close to KD 1.8 billion per year which is far above the health mi...

  • Car stolen from airport parking

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT: A citizen lodged a complaint at Jleeb Al-Shuyiukh police station after his car was stolen from the long-term parking lot at Kuwait Airport. He did not accuse anyone. Detectives are working on the case. Separately, a citizen accused a man he does not know of stealing his car. He said the car was for sale, and two men said they wanted to buy it. One of the men took it for a trial drive but never returned, leaving the other man behind. Courtesy : KuwaiT Times ...

  • Two Indian Drug dealers caught

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT: Farwaniya detectives arrested two Indians with 170 envelopes of heroin (320 gm) and 60 envelopes of shabu (150 gm). The two were arrested red-handed as they sold the drugs to an undercover agent. They were sent to the Drug Control General Department (DCGD) Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • MoH keen on boosting Islamic values in medical fields - official

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health is keen on strengthening the values of Islamic medical culture in various health fields due to its significance in treating some diseases, Dr. Mohammad Al-Khashti, the ministry's Undersecretary of Public Medical Services, affirmed Wednesday. Al-Khashti made his remarks in a speech he gave during the opening of the "History of Medicine in Human Civilization" museum, held in cooperation with the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) at the Islamic Medicine Cente...

  • Kuwait Municipality removes 61 illegal electoral ads in Mubarak Al-Kabeer

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Municipality has removed 61 illegal electoral ads from the streets of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate over the past two days, it said on Wednesday. The monitoring bodies of the governorate's municipality department have taken away all the unlicensed electoral ads of candidates standing for the 2016 National Assembly (parliament) elections that are slated for Saturday, November 26, Mubarak Al-Kabeer's public relations section added in a brief statement. The Kuwait Municipality earlier sai...

  • Interior Min. eager to ensure election security

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior (MoI) will spare no effort to ensure that all procedures will be in place to hold smooth and orderly 2016 parliamentary elections, the MoI's Undersecretary Sulaiman Al-Fahad said on Wednesday. The MoI's Undersecretary presided over a security meeting with the aim of forging a foolproof plan to maintain security and order at polling stations nationwide during election day, a statement issued by the ministry noted. On the plan, he said it comprises security measures to ensure a...

  • Kuwait oil price up USD 1.05 to USD 43.56 pb

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by USD 1.05 to USD 43.56 per barrel on Tuesday after being at USD 42.51 pb last Monday, said a statement by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday. At the global level, the price of oil fluctuated due statements from an OPEC meeting in Vienna regarding the organization's intension to lower production. The price of the Brent crude was up by 22 cents to settle at USD 49.12 per barrel. ...

  • Illegal posters, billboards of candidates will be removed -- Municipality

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Public Relations Department in Kuwait Municipality announced on Wednesday that it would remove all illegal posters and signs of candidates in implementation of the law in this regard. Director of Farwaniya Municipality Mohammed Sarkhou stressed the need to work on removing any illegal posters or billboards that distort the general appearance of the governorate, pointing out that legal posters and billboards are only allowed at the candidate's headquarters. For his part, head of the emergency team in Farw...

  • Kuwait bourse ends Wednesday trading in mixed boards

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- Benchmark of Kuwait Bourse ended Wednesday's trading with mixed boards. The price index went up by 21.03 points to stand at 5,536.44 points, while the weighted index shed 1.17 points to stand at 369.58 points. The KSX 15 lost 6.46 points to hit 868.24 points. Value of trade was at KD 11.5 million while the volume was 108 million shares done through 2,745 deals. ...

  • Lead, Heavy Metals Have Been Found In Soft Drinks: Government

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Lead and other heavy metals like Cadmium and Chromium have been found in the samples of five different soft drinks manufactured by two major multinational companies in India, Rajya Sabha was informed today. "Samples of five different cold drinks -Sprite, Mountain Dew, 7UP, Pepsi and Coca Cola - were selected by the stratified sampling method and the samples were submitted to National Test House (in Kolkata) for testing," Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste said in a written reply. Apart from l...

  • Parking Charges At Airports Suspended Till November 28

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  The government on Tuesday again extended the suspension of vehicle parking charges at all airports till the midnight of November 28. According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the move to extend the suspension is expected to facilitate the smooth movement of passengers. On November 14, vehicle parking charges at all airports were suspended till the midnight of November 21. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • MoH approves ‘Elocta’ for treatment of haemophilia A

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    STOCKHOLM : Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (STO:SOBI) (Sobi)  announced that the Ministry of Health in Kuwait has approved Elocta. (efmoroctocog alfa), a recombinant human factor VIII Fc-fusion protein with an extended half-life, for the treatment of haemophilia A. Elocta is the first recombinant factor VIII Fc fusion protein therapy approved for the treatment of haemophilia A in the Middle East region. “The approval of Elocta in Kuwait is an important development for the haemophilia community in the Middle East and brings...

  • Board for maid recruiting firm formed

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : Undersecretary of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Matar Al-Mutairi affirmed that the board of the national company for recruiting domestic labor has been formed, reports Al-Shahed daily. He indicated that steps are ongoing to establish this company in accordance with the law and regulations, stressing that the aim of this company is to assist families in obtaining cheap and efficient domestic labor with the cooperation of Cooperative Societies Union. Al-Mutairi revealed that a loan of KD 1,800,000 was given to the ...

  • Day after killing three Indian soldiers, Pakistani troops open fire, target posts in Poonch

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    Srinagar: A day after killing three Indian soldiers, the body of one of whom was mutilated, on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistani troops on Wednesday opened fire and targeted Indian posts in Balakot sector of Poonch district. The soldier who was mutilated has been identified as 31-year-old Rifleman Prabhu Singh from Khirjankhas village in Jodhpur district, Rajasthan. The other two soldiers are Gunner Manoj K Kushwah and Rifleman Shashank K Singh, both from Gazipur district of Uttar Pradesh. The beheading is t...

  • Indian man found dead in friend’s car

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT: An Indian man’s body was sent to the coroner after he was found dead in his friend’s car with a bottle of homebrewed liquor next to him. It was determined the death had occurred 10 days earlier. Investigations are in progress. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Five expats deported in traffic crackdown

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    Five expats deported: As part of efforts being exerted by the General Traffic Department (GTD) in the Interior Ministry to maintain road safety and ensure strict enforcement of traffic regulations, a series of traffic campaigns were carried out in the six governorates from Nov 13-19, 2016. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media General Department revealed these campaigns resulted in the issuance of 39,149 citations for various traffic violations, impounding of 1,297 vehicles and 118 motorbikes, confiscation of 24 v...

  • Real estate sales down 26 pct in 10 months - NBK

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Real estate sales in Kuwait have hit 1.84 billion (about USD 6.03) in the first 1n month of the year, compared to the corresponding period in 2015, the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) in a report on Tuesday. In October, the market witnessed its first pickup in activity in five months, though sales remained down from a year ago. October's price performance, as reflected in NBK's real estate price indices, indicates some convergence of price trends across sectors and stabilizing prices, with the exception of ...

  • Interior Min. assures nation of seamless election process

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- All procedures will be in place to ensure that the election process will proceed smoothly and flawlessly, Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah said on Tuesday. Those remarks were included in a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior (MoI) after Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled presided over a broad security meeting, attended by the MoI's Undersecretary Sulaiman Al-Fahad and several of his assistants. Moreover, the statement noted that Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled underscored the need ...

  • Fourth structural plan turns Kuwait into commercial, financial hub - PM

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah stressed that Kuwait's fourth structural plan would further transform the nation into a commercial and financial hub. Patronizing and attending a ceremony to sign the plan, His Highness the Prime Minister expressed his appreciation to the efforts exerted in preparing this new strategy. His Highness the Prime Minister also praised officials in charge of the fourth structural plan, saying that they took into consideration the current popula...

  • Kuwait oil price up USD 1.95 to USD 42.51 pb

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by USD 1.95 to USD 42.51 per barrel on Monday after being at USD 40.56 pb last Friday, said a statement by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Tuesday. At the global level, the price of oil was up due to expectations that major OPEC members and other international players will aim at reducing oil production by next week. The price of Brent crude was up by USD 2.04 to settle at USD 48.90 per barrel. The West Texas Intermediate also followed suit, going up by USD 1.80 to USD 47....

  • Constitutional Court rejects contestation over dissolving parliament of 2016

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The Constitutional Court rejected on Tuesday the contestation No. 11/2016 over the unconstitutional decree No. 276/2016 regarding the dissolving of the 2016 parliament and inviting voters to elect a new legislature. The court announced on Monday that it determined a consultation room to consider the contestation submitted by a citizen over the constitutionality of the two decrees of dissolving the parliament of 2016 and inviting voters to elect another one. The Kuwaiti voters are set Saturday to head to the ...

  • Reducing Malnutrition Is The Key Focus, Says Maneka Gandhi

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    NEW DELHI:  Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that the key focus of her ministry was to reduce malnutrition. "The key focus is to reduce malnutrition for which the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is holding regular consultations with the states on improving the content of food being provided to the children in anganwadis and regular monitoring of their nutrition status," she said at the second edition of 'All India Women Journalists' Workshop' bringing together over 10...

  • Rape horror in Delhi again: 4-year-old girl sexually assaulted, murdered

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    New Delhi: A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted before she was killed in northwest Delhi's Keshavpuram area. A senior police officer said the incident occurred last night after the girl was abducted while she was playing outside her home at jhuggis near 'Brittania railway lines'. He said the girl's parents informed the police around 8:00pm, but she could not be found despite a four-hour search. A missing persons complaint was filed thereafter and efforts were again made to search the girl with her...

  • Mobile Phone Shipment To Touch 265 Million This Year: Report

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    NEW DELHI:  Mobile handset shipment this year is estimated to touch 265 million this year with feature phones forming about 59 per cent of the overall market, research firm CMR said on Monday. According to the CMR report, of the total shipment, 116 million are estimated to be smartphones. About 78.4 million handsets were shipped during the third quarter of 2016 while for nine months ended September, the total shipment was 197.5 million, it added. "In line with previous insights from CMR, the third quarter of 2016 for mo...

  • Japan To Train 30,000 Indian Engineers Via Toyota Programme

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    MUMBAI:  The Japanese government will train 30,000 Indian engineers in manufacturing skills under a programme of Toyota Kirloskar Motor as part of its efforts to boost partnership in HR development between the two countries. The government has selected the 'manufacturing skill transfer promotion programme' of Toyota Kirloskar Motor for the purpose. Under the programme, Japan will train over 30,000 Indian engineers in manufacturing practices and the first three such institutes will start next summer in Gujarat, Karnataka ...

  • CSC agrees on salaries

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has agreed to disburse salaries to employees of the public sector who engage full time to establish small projects affiliated to the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprise Development, reports Al-Anba daily. The law of the fund allows a public sector employee to dedicate three years for establishing their project and he can return to his normal work in case the project fails. The fund will finance up to 80 percent of the capital of the projects. The maximum limit of capital of a sma...

  • Invitation & Request For Media Coverage

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    It has been decided that the Embassy will celebrate Constitution Day in its Auditorium on 26th November 2016, Saturday from 5 pm to 6.30 pm. You are cordially invited to come to the Embassy along with your photographer to cover the event. The theme of the event would be “Of the People, For the People and By the People”.            ...

  • Egyptian Housewife caught working as doctor in private clinic

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY: In a related incident, detectives from General Department of Residency Affairs disclosed that a joint team of officials from the Medical Licensing Office, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Health received a tip off concerning a woman who had been impersonating medical personnel at a private clinic in Salmiya area. The woman was reported to be practicing medical profession and giving patients injection without the relevant license. Preliminary investigation indicated the woman, 1988-born Egyptian named Daliya Yousef, c...

  • Boy falls to death from balcony

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT: A 5-year-old Egyptian boy fell to his death from the fifth floor. The boy was playing in the balcony under his parents’ gaze, but somehow got on a chair, lost his balance and fell, according to investigations. Courtesy : Kuwait Times ...

  • Illegals' deportation best solution for demographic imbalance: Governor

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT: Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al-Humoud Al-Malik Al-Sabah joined voices calling for immediate deportation of illegal expatriates, saying that this would be the best solution to address the country’s severe demographic imbalance and to alleviate pressure on public services. “All concerned state departments must coordinate to fight the problem of marginal labor forces and adjust the demographic structure,” Sheikh Faisal told Al-Rai daily, referring to unproductive illegal manpower. “There are three Arab a...

  • Kuwaiti-Bangladeshi military ties distinctive - Senior officer

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- The military cooperation between Kuwait and Bangladesh is very distinctive, particularly in fields of training courses, a senior Kuwaiti army officer said Monday. The bilateral military ties date back to 1990 when the Bangladeshi forces took part in the war to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion, Brigadier Ghazi Al-Shammari, Assistant Commandant of Signal Corps in the Kuwaiti Army, told reporters. Al-Shammari made his remarks during a reception held at the Bangladeshi Embassy to mark Bangladesh Armed For...

  • Info. Min. meets IPI officials

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah met Monday with officials of the International Peace Institute (IPI). During the meeting, they discussed aspects of cooperation between the Information Ministry and New York-based IPI, the ministry said in a press release. They also exchanged views on ways of promoting the principles of world peace and security amid the current extraordinary security circumstances in the Middle East region, it added. ...

  • Kuwait gov't urges voter to select MPs on efficiency, sincerity basis

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

    KUWAIT, (KUNA) -- The government called Monday on Kuwaiti voters to select their representatives according to criteria of efficiency and sincerity for serving the nation and achieving aspired goals. The government, in a meeting chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, hoped in a statement that the spirit of honest competition would dominate the voting day, November 26. The cabinet members reviewed final arrangements by Ministries of Interior, Justice, Information, and Education as well as o...

  • KEPS underlines importance of hydroponic planting program

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Kuwait Environment Protection Society (KEPS) stressed importance Monday of hydroponic planting program and called for spreading it in Kuwaiti society as a strategic environmental solution on social and economic levels. This came through a hydroponic planting program that was launched by the society in collaboration with the American University. The program included some lectures, panel discussions and a show. The hydroponic technique saves 90 percent of water consumed through planting in soil and gives mor...

  • No posters allowed on cars -- Int. Ministry warns

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016

    KUWAIT,  (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Interior Ministry warned citizens of putting illegal posters, logos or pictures on their cars as part of traffic preparations ahead of the parliamentary elections slated for November 26th. Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Traffic Affairs and acting Director General of the General Directorate of Traffic Maj. Gen. Fahad Al-Shuwaya told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the traffic sector works to ensure the safety of road users, reduce traffic accidents and apply the law to everyone. ...

  • Army Chief Dalbir Singh Begins 4-Day China Visit

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    BEIJING:  The Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, began a four-day visit to China on Monday and is set to visit the eastern theatre command of the People's Liberation Army in Nanjing. He will also meet the Vice Chairman of all-powerful Central Military Commission Fan Changlong. "He is here (China)," said an Indian embassy official in Beijing. Eastern theatre command is one of the five zones of People's Liberation Army -- the world's largest standing military. "The visit aims at engaging Ch...

  • India Successfully Conducts Twin Trial Of Prithvi-II Missile

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    BALASORE:  India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile twice in quick succession as part of a user trial by the army from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. In salvo mode, the two surface-to-surface missiles which have a strike range of 350 km and are capable of carrying 500 kg to 1,000 kg of warheads were successfully test-fired in quick succession from mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at around 9:35 AM, defence sources said. A simil...

  • ‘Hold’ on loss of citizenship

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Fast Track Administrative Court on Sunday suspended the decision of the Cabinet to withdraw the citizenship of 43 members of a single family, including some officers. It then set a session for Jan 15, 2017 to look into the case. Earlier, it was affirmed that the decision to withdraw citizenship from the plaintiffs and appealing against are not sovereign mandates as they are part of the jurisdiction of the Administrative Court. According to the verdict, the legislator did not specify sovereignty of the judiciary so the c...

  • CID warns ‘hotels’ against withholding info on guests

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has issued a warning to all hotels which offer accommodation against withholding any information about guests of both genders, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the hotels managements are required to provide the CID departments with copies of identities staying in hotel rooms – citizens and residents. A security source said this step will help identify reported absconders and people wanted by law. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Building caretakers rip off prospective tenants – Commission ranges from KD 150 – KD 200

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016

    KUWAIT CITY : The caretakers of some residential buildings have increased the commission they expect from prospective tenants for reserving flats from KD 150 to KD 200 and sometimes even a smartphone, reports Al-Rai daily. This truth was depicted in an Egyptian movie titled “Al-Baih Al-Bawab” (His Excellency the Guard). This phenomenon is more common when renting small flats with one bedroom and one hall due to high demand, especially after the decision to reduce housing allowance of teachers from KD 150 to KD 60 was implemen...

  • Indore Patna Express derails: Out of 695 passengers, 128 had opted for insurance plan

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    The accident Indore-Patna Express met on Sunday will be the first real test of the recently-launched optional travel insurance scheme for train passengers. Thanks to the scheme, the family of the insured deceased will now get Rs 10 lakh over and above other compensation announced. Railways is now mulling a proposal to make the travel insurance default for each e-ticket booked unless a passenger opts out, sources said. By Sunday evening, representatives of three insurance companies, ICICI Lombard, Royal Sundaram and Shriram, were on their...

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