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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017

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

  • Two Killed As Training Aircraft Crashes In Maharashtra

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

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

  • British Embassy celebrates Queen’s Birthday

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of April 2017

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

  • Pre-Monsoon Showers Trigger Landslides In Arunachal Pradesh

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Closing ceremony of Ibtikar Al-Kuwait Competition held

    Posted on : Monday 24th of April 2017

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

  • Railways to increase 3AC coaches in long distance trains

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

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

  • Kuwait oil price down 39 Cents to USD 49.17 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

  • Indian Air Force UAV Lakshya Crashes During Trial In Odisha

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

  • India Wins Elections To 2 UN Subsidiary Bodies

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

  • Study on work permit fees for expatriate workers ends

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

  • ‘Dusty weather during the weekend’

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

  • US Embassy warns on demo

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of April 2017

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

  • India To Get Normal Monsoon: Weather Department

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

  • Palestinian teachers are well known for competency: official

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

  • ‘No spoilt foodstuff finds way into country’

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of April 2017

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

  • Rise in residence fees eyed

    Posted on : Monday 17th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 17th of April 2017

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

  • 8 Karnataka Students Drown Off Maharashtra's Sindhudurg Coast

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of April 2017

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

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

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

  • UP Signs 'Power For All' Agreement With Centre

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 14th of April 2017

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

  • Friday to witness hot weather: expert

    Posted on : Friday 14th of April 2017

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

  • Contrasting Friday for Hindus and Christian in Kerala

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

  • Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF)

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017

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

  • Paytm, Savlon Express On Tracks Soon

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

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

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

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

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

  • Student Registration Module on MADAD

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

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

  • April 27 official holiday for Israa and Miraj

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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

  • Security tightened at places of worship

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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

  • Greek tourist visa in 24 hours, says envoy

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

  • Recruitment Of Indian Nurses For Kuwait

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 10th of April 2017

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

  • India, Bangladesh Sign 22 Agreements

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

  • Mobile-Based Tickets For Gurugram Buses Coming Soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chance for scattered rain on Friday

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017

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

  • Flood alert in Kashmir as Jhelum flows above danger mark

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

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

  • About 240 expats, victims of human peddling face ouster

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

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

  • Cmte could hold contractor accountable over ‘flooding’

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of April 2017

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

  • Advisory to Indian nationals in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

  • Child protection society organizes seminar on promotion of reading

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

  • Ministry of Electricity and Water staff stage strike

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Immigration relocated

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017

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

  • ‘Guard mentally ill girls to avert abuse’

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017

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

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

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

  • Renowned Hindustani Classical Vocalist Kishori Amonkar Dies At 84

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

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

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

  • Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Commercial Ship: Report

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

  • Cut-off date on residency for rehabilitated absconders hit

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

  • ‘Bank to collect business tax details of clients’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

  • ‘Cannot underestimate rights of MEW workers’

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017

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

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

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

  • President Pranab Mukherjee, PM Modi Welcome Malaysian PM

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

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

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

  • Thousands Of Trees Could Be Axed For Road To Gangotri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Public sector power consumption rises: report

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

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

  • ‘Renew work permits’

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

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

  • Indian PM Modi expected to visit Kuwait soon: envoy

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Maoist Camp Destroyed In Jharkhand, A Commander Held

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

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

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

  • ‘Domestic labor market in Kuwait faces huge crisis’

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

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

  • Employers urged to check number of national workers

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

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

  • Recruitment firm for domestics up in August

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kuwait will implement the joint tax agreement by early 2018

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017

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

  • Office boys at Ministry of Education not paid for months

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017

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

  • ‘No deaths’ Rain complaints

    Posted on : Monday 27th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • President Pranab Mukherjee greets Greece on its Independence Day

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

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

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

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

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

  • Children Without Aadhaar Cards Will Continue To Get Midday Meals

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

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

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

  • Health official supports plan for expats to buy medicines

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017

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

  • Air India Flight From Ahmedabad To London Suffers Bird Hit

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

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

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

  • CBSE Introduces New Rules To Standardise School Tests

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

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

  • Bid to suspend accreditation

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

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

  • ‘Unstable weather’

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017

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

  • 'Eagles Resolve' drill commences in Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

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

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

  • Sponsors face law for leaving expatriates on streets to beg

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

  • Kuwait happier than Philippines, India

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

  • Beauty and the Beast pulled from cinemas in Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

  • Kuwait intends to postpone tax implementation

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017

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

  • Electricity Ministry improves production capacity, up 2000 MW

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

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

  • Rajya Sabha Passes Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill 2016

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kuwait continues to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017

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

  • Plastic Rs. 10 Note Could Be A Reality Soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Air Train Proposed To Link Delhi Airport Terminals

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

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

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

  • 5,000 nurses at AIIMS on mass casual leave

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017

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

  • Heritage souk traders stage strike against hike in rents

    Posted on : Friday 17th of March 2017

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

  • WHO commends Kuwait's efforts to eradicate polio

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

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

  • Capricious weather in Kuwait ahead of summer - forecast

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

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

  • Kuwait to witness Equinox Thursday

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

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

  • Seven Teams Qualify For Indian Private Moon Mission

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

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

  • 5% GCC VAT on goods, services by 2018

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of March 2017

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

  • Kuwaiti newspapers clippings mural enters Guinness World Records

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

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

  • Kuwait participates in APA meeting in Islamabad

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

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

  • 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Andaman And Nicobar Islands

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017

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

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

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

  • Aviation traffic normal despite dusty weather

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

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

  • NCCAL opens future generations' festivals

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

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

  • Justice Min. inaugurates Jahra Courts Complex

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

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

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Greets People On Holi

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

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

  • Decision issued to ban shrimp fishing until Sept 1

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017

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

  • 2nd Agri Leadership Summit 18-20 March 2017

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

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

  • Murder case registered against Raja Bhaiya

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

  • Sponsor robbed by Indian domestic

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

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

  • Uneducated expats deteriorate quality of services in Kuwait

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

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

  • Bosnia House of Representative Chief arrives in Kuwait

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

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

  • Jagan supporters launch online drive for prosecution of CM Chandrababu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

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

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

  • India test-fires Brahmos missile with 450 km range

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

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

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

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

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

  • Five killed in a fireworks unit near Sivakasi

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

  • Thousands of women offer ‘Attukal’ Pongala

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

  • 27 Planes Displayed Aerobatic Shows Over Kuwait's Sky

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

  • 29 crore ad blitz by AAP draws flak

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

  • Will mull conducting NEET in Urdu: Centre tells SC

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Holiday Notice on the occasion of the festival of Holi

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

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

  • Winter is back? Fresh snowfall in Himachal Pradesh

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

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

  • ‘Violators of residency law not found on PACI record’ – Coordination with MoI lauded

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Statistics Department at the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Mohammad Hussain Al-Omar, in response to reports about the existence of about 100,000 individuals who are not registered in the database of PACI, said these people could be violators of residency law, reports Arab Times daily. He affirmed that the data of those residency violators are registered in Ministry of Interior, stressing that PACI dismisses those whose residency ends after a certain period of time. He highlighted the coordination...

  • Plan to link health docus to iqama expiry of workers in foodstuff fields – ‘Interior’ to transfer top officials in various depts

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health and Kuwait Municipality are coordinating to link the validity of health fitness certificate to the residency permit expiry for those who work in foodstuff trading fields like restaurants and catering service as well as other expatriates, reports Arab Times daily quoting informed sources. Sources explained this move aims to safeguard public health and ensure the foodstuff trading field is free of epidemic. They said the workers will be tested again following renewal of residency and a new health certif...

  • Kuwait faces threat of major quake, huge damage: Official

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: General Supervisor of the National Seismic Network at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Dr Abdullah Al-Enezi indicated that Kuwait is not far from the dangers of a huge earthquake that could leave serious impacts on buildings especially skyscrapers, reports Arab Times daily. He said the oil extraction processes and the injection of land with liquids are among the reasons that increase the chances of a huge earthquake. Al-Enezi stressed the need for a special earthquake code for Kuwait because of the changing nature of...

  • Indian Charged For Impersonating A Doctor For 11 Years In Australia

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    MELBOURNE:  An Indian man in Australia has been accused of impersonating a doctor and working in various hospitals for more than a decade with the immigration minister terming the case as a "big failing of the system". Shyam Acharya took the name of another man in India, Sarang Chitale, before he began a new life in Australia, where he registered with the Medical Board of New South Wales (NSW) in 2003, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. He then used the identity of the doctor to gain employment in the NSW public health sy...

  • Wish I Had Enough Funds To Airlift All Indian Patients From Abroad: Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Bombarded with requests to airlift patients from different countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday expressed her inability to accede to such demands. "I receive many requests for Air ambulance from Indian abroad," Ms Swaraj tweeted while tagging a twitterati who wanted 23 lakh rupees for an air ambulance. "I wish I had enough funds to airlift all Indian patients from various countries of the world," she said.  Ms Swaraj also retweeted some of the requests she has r...

  • Soon, RBI To Issue New Rs. 10 Notes With Enhanced Security Features

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    MUMBAI:  The Reserve Bank of India has decided to issue a new note of Rs. 10 denomination with enhanced security features for circulation. The RBI today said the banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi series-2005 are to carry inset letter 'L' on both number panels, bearing the signature of Governor Urjit Patel. News agency Press Trust of India said that the year of printing, 2017, will be on the reverse of the note. Among other features, numerals on both the panels will be in ascending size from left to right. The first three alpha...

  • Huge hike in service fees, traffic fines awaits expats

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The time to increase charges for expatriates, particularly in terms of residency permits, family visit visas and traffic violations, is fast approaching, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The National Assembly, in its session scheduled for March 14, is expected to table the proposals concerning the increase in the charges of medical services offered to expatriates. According to security sources, Ministry of Interior has finished preparing the amendments to the residency law of expatriates and the traffic law, and has referred ...

  • MEW will stick to new billing system: Minister

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Essam Al-Marzouq renewed the pledge to consumers that the ministry will stick to the new electricity billing system without resorting to any further upward review compliant with the billing system approved by the National Assembly over a year ago if the power conservation is strictly adhered to. In a recent statement, the minister declared the sector has unified the billing system for all categories to see how far consumers will adhere to power conservation from this time forth “...

  • Public Authority for Housing Welfare to ‘reduce’ number of expats – Procedures start

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) has commenced procedures to reduce the number of expatriate employees in the authority. It has decided to dismiss 36 administrative employees before the end of the current fiscal year, while over 50 Kuwaiti employees resigned en mass, reports Arab Times daily quoting an informed source. He said this step is not a new phenomenon, considering the fact that the authority has long decided to reduce number of expatriate staff every year with emphasis on top positions such as consultants an...

  • ‘Fencing at airport unsafe, replace’

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Assistant Undersecretary for Borders Affairs Major-General Mansour Al-Awadhi has stressed on the need to replace the fencing at the Kuwait International Airport saying it is not safe and easy for anyone to climb it, reports Arab Times daily. Al-Awadhi also said the ‘barriers’ between the departure hall and transit area and between the arrival lounge and customs area should be replaced by bullet proof glass at least two meters high. Al-Awadhi has sent this recommendation to the Directorate-General of Civil Aviatio...

  • Women's Day: PM Narendra Modi, President Mukherjee Call For Gender Equality

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    NEW DELHI:  President Pranab Mukherjee today praised the invaluable contribution of women in development of the country and asked people to reaffirm their commitment towards gender equality. "Warm greetings & best wishes to women in India & in all parts of the world on the occasion of International Women's Day. Generations of Indian women have made an invaluable contribution to the development and progress of our country," President Mukherjee said on twitter. In his message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also apprec...

  • 3 days after 17-Year-old Was Killed by Speeding Mercedes, Businessman arrested in Delhi

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Three days after a teenager was killed by a speeding Mercedes near his home in Delhi's Paschim Vihar,  Savneet Singh, a businessman from the same area has been arrested by the Crime Branch. 17-year-old Atul Arora was killed on Sunday, a day before he was to begin Class 12. He was driving a scooter, which was dragged 100 metres by the Mercedes before the driver sped away. The car has been seized, a senior police officer informed. The police suspect that the 27-year-old businessman was drunk when he rammed...

  • Minister’s new decision allows registration in Filipino schools – 24 teachers obtain professional certificates in ELT

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Mohammad Al-Fares has issued a new decision to allow registration in Filipino schools, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting educational sources. They said the minister cancelled the previous decision which had stopped registration in Filipino schools, indicating that the new decision allows registration in these schools starting from the academic year 2016/2017. Meanwhile, Director of Hawalli Educational Zone Mansour Al-Zufairi announced that 24 teachers from six educational zones ha...

  • ‘59 pc tax rate imposed on foreign oil firms’

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The tax rate imposed on foreign oil companies that operate in the divided zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and are subjected to the laws of Kuwait is 59 percent, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They said the tax rate is based on several factors topped by the companies’ income and the concluded contracts. The sources revealed that Kuwait has started preparations for resuming production gradually in the joint oil fields with Saudi Arabia. They explained that the tax laws and systems in Kuwait a...

  • First budget of new TN govt on March 16

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    The first budget of the K. Palaniswami government, which had last month won a trust vote in the Tamil Nadu assembly, will be presented on March 16. Speaker P. Dhanapal has summoned the Legislative Assembly to meet at 10.30 AM on that day, an official release said. “The Governor (Ch Vidyasagar Rao) has appointed 16th March 2017 as the date for presentation of the budget for the year 2017-2018,” it said. Finance Minister D. Jayakumar is scheduled to present the first budget of the new government. On February 18, the...

  • Kuwait's 22-Mile Bridge, Cost $3 Billion, Is Nearly Complete

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY:  Kuwait is building one of the world's longest causeways to its remote north where it will pump billions into "Silk City", aiming to revive the ancient Silk Road trade route. The oil-rich emirate is eager to inject life into the uninhabited Subbiya region on its northern tip that has been chosen as the location for Silk City. The plan is to reinvigorate the ancient Silk Road trade route by establishing a major free trade zone linking the Gulf to central Asia and Europe. The 36-kilometre (22-mile) b...

  • She flies high: Air India felicitates all-woman flight crew

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: The national carrier Wednesday felicitated the crew who operated its all-woman flights, including the one that encircled the globe, on the eve of International Women's Day. Air India has flown 10 all-woman crew flights on international as well as domestic routes as part of the celebration. This includes, its round-the-world flight from Delhi to San Francisco and back. Some of the other destinations include Vienna, New York, London, Kathmandu, Singapore on international routes and Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur and Hydera...

  • Government moots developing new city in KGF to decongest Bengaluru

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    Call it an over-ambitious or non-implementable project, the Karnataka government is thinking of developing a new city in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) to decongest Bengaluru. The plan is to relocate at least 20 lakh of the state capital's population to the new city. Urban development minister R Roshan Baig told reporters on Tuesday that the city will be developed on 11,000 acres of abandoned mining land in Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), around 100 km from Bengaluru. To meet the drinking water needs of the city, desalination plants will be set up...

  • Ragging alert: Engg students can be expelled for mocking caste, gender, religion

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    Engineering students can be expelled for mocking the caste, ethnicity or sexual orientation of college mates, as the regulator has expanded the definition of ragging ahead of the new academic session. Ragging is rampant in such colleges where freshers are often humiliated by senior students and even abused physically. There have been instances when students have died or ended their lives unable to bear the pressure. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has identified a set of pejorative words in a notification releas...

  • MoF affirms high number of violations committed by MoH – Violating cafes issued citations

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    Ministry of Finance affirmed the high number of violations committed by Ministry of Health in terms of the overseas medical treatment file, reports Al-Qabas daily. These violations include breach of a number of articles of laws and exaggeration in disbursements. According to a letter sent by Ministry of Finance to the National Assembly, Ministry of Health refused to reveal the number of patients who were sent for overseas medical treatments. The letter also revealed that rate of disbursements increased by 330 percent from 105.9 milli...

  • Kuwaiti woman wanted for nonpayment of debt arrested

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    A Kuwaiti woman who is wanted by law for nonpayment of debt worth KD 50,000 was arrested in Riggae area. According to security sources, securitymen were patrolling Riggae area when they saw a woman leave a beauty salon and enter her car. As soon as she saw the patrol vehicle, she became nervous and drove quickly in an attempt to fl ee from the police, hitting three cars in the process. Securitymen stopped her and asked her for her civil ID but she revealed that she left her civil ID at home. When they checked her details, they discovered...

  • AMIR LENDS GUIDANCE ON ISSUE OF CITIZENSHIP – Single-vote system to remain intact

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    Minister of Justice and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Dr Falah Al-Azab said on Tuesday that the “government is holding on to the one-vote electoral system and a law prohibiting convicts from running for elections.” The Minister of Justice’s statement came in response to a question posed by the press over a suggestion to amend electoral laws in a way that would allow the electorate to vote for two candidates instead of one. “The single-vote system, implemented by virtue of an Amiri decree, will remain...

  • Delhi woman hammers husband to death, 6-year-old daughter may testify

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    A six-year-old girl, who witnessed her mother hammer her father to death in his sleep in Outer Delhi’s Narela late Monday night, may testify against her mother in court. The child and her two younger siblings were sleeping in the room when she heard her mother, Hansi, use a hammer to allegedly bludgeon her father, Kamal, to death following a scuffle between them. When the girl tried to come out of her blanket and stop her mother, she was allegedly scolded by her mother. The scared girl closed her eyes and did not come out of bed fo...

  • IndiGo pilot caught lying to passengers about reason for delay

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017

    An Indigo pilot faced major embarrassment when he was caught attributing a flight delay to the Air Traffic Controller to "cover up" the absence of his co-pilot. Following the incident, which took place at Chennai airport last week, the Airports Authority of India raised the issue with IndiGo, asking it not to pass the blame for flight delays "falsely" to the ATC, sources said. One of the sources said the incident prompted IndiGo to send an e-mail to its pilots, instructing them to desist from such acts. The de...

  • International Women's Day: 33 unsung sheroes to be awarded Nari Shakti Puraskaar

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    Calling them 'unsung sheroes', the Union women and child development (WCD) ministry has shortlisted 33 women, who will be awarded Nari Shakti Puraskaar on the occasion of International Women's day by President Pranab Mukherjee. Among the awardees is the state of Rajasthan for its 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign that took its sex ratio from 929 in December 2016 to 942 through a statewide awareness campaign. The 'Annaprashan' and 'Goad Bharai' programmes organised regularly for pregnant women at angan...

  • CAG to undertake audit of demonetisation fallout

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    The Comptroller and Auditor General of India will soon begin an audit of various aspects of demonetisation announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 last year. By this measure, the Centre had withdrawn ₹1,000 and ₹500 notes from circulation. “Demonetisation per se is a banking and money supply issue and as such, outside the CAG’s audit jurisdiction. But the CAG is well within its rights to seek audit of fiscal impact of demonetisation, largely its impact on tax revenues. That way the issue gets linked wi...

  • Panneerselvam begins day-long fast demanding inquiry into Jayalalithaa’s death

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    Earlier, a team of AIADMK MPs backing Mr. Panneerselvam submitted a representation to President Pranab Mukherjee. Beginning a day-long fast demanding an inquiry into former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s death, rebel AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam gathered with other rebel MLAs outside Rajarathinam Stadium in Egmore on Wednesday. Earlier, a team of AIADMK MPs backing Mr. Panneerselvam submitted a representation to President Pranab Mukherjee, calling for an investigation into Jayalalithaa’s death. Talking to reporters in Ne...

  • Lucknow encounter ends, terror suspect linked to Bhopal-Ujjain train blast killed

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    One terror suspect was killed as anti-terror operation in Thakurganj area of Lucknow ended after almost 12 hours in the wee hours of Wednesday. Police refuted as "false" earlier reports of two terror suspects+ holed up in a house in the outskirts of Lucknow. "After opening the doors of the house (where the terrorist was holed up), the force went inside and found the suspect dead along with weapons," Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary said. "At one point of time it appea...

  • Some Army officers treating 'sahayaks' as slaves, says jawan

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    Yet another video of a jawan has come out on social media complaining against the way some officers in the Army were misusing the sahayak system and said he was punished for refusing to do the duties as an orderly. According to jawan Sindhav Jogidas, he was punished and asked to do orderly duties after being late from leave by two days. He said that every solider thinks that his country’s prestige is above everything, but questioned “But how long do we bear it.” “Some officers in the Army treat their sahay...

  • Manipur Elections 2017: Irom Sharmila Vs Okram Ibobi Singh In Phase 2 Tomorrow

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    IMPHAL:  Irom Sharmila will take on Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh in the second and last phase of polling in Manipur tomorrow in 22 Assembly constituencies. The first phase of the Assembly polls, covering 38 seats, registered an impressive voter turnout and all eyes are now trained on the Thoubal constituency where Ms Sharmila is pitted against the chief minister. The 22 constituencies are spread across the valley districts of Thoubal and the hill districts of Ukhrul, Chandel, Tamenglong and Senapati. A total of 98 candidates...

  • Kuwait marks Int'l Women's Day by celebrating females' political achievements

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait will mark the International Women's Day on March eighth by highlighting local women's long road to attain their legislative and political rights. Kuwaiti women's road to recognition was not as easy; they had to earn their rights. In 2005, women won full recognition to participate in the country's legislative and political decision. Nouria Al-Sadani was the first women to submit a complaint to the National Assembly in 1971, demanding that women have the right to vote and participate...

  • Celebration of International Women's Day on 8 March 2017 from 6 PM onwards at Embassy of India, Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    The Embassy of India is celebrating “International Women's Day” on Wednesday, 8 March 2017 from 6 PM onwards at its auditorium. Eminent Guest Speakers from Indian community will deliberate speak on issues concerning today's women and their role and participation in nation building, followed by cultural programme presented by school children and members of Indian community. All are cordially invited to attend and celebrate the joyous occasion.   ...

  • 7th Pay Commission: Central employees to get higher allowances from April 1

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: In a good fiscal start for the Central government employees, media reports say that they will get higher allowances according as has been recommended by  the 7th Pay Commission recommendations from April 1. The Union Cabinet on June 29 cleared the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission headed by AK Mathur in respect of the hike in basic pay and pension. However, the decision on 7th Pay Commission suggestions relating to allowances has been referred to a Committee headed by the Finance Secretary. The 7th Central Pay...

  • Police Arrested An Egyptian For Snatching Handbags

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    The Hawally police have arrested an Egyptian for snatching handbags of Kuwaiti and expatriate women shoppers in Nugra, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to a security source, the arrest came after police received more than 25 complaints and intensified their efforts which led to the arrest of the thief. Police have seized from his home a lot of stolen items. He was allegedly picked by a number of victims from the police lineup. Courtesy :Arab Times ...

  • Rise In Expats - Kuwait Amir Will Restore The Citizenship Of Opposition

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    Kuwait will restore the citizenship of opposition figures and dozens of their relatives nearly three years after revoking it in a crackdown on dissent, lawmakers said Monday. “Our thanks to HH the Amir for his generous gesture of restoring the revoked citizenships,” Islamist opposition MP Mohammad Al-Dallal tweeted after a meeting with HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Several of the 14 MPs who attended the meeting confirmed that HH the Amir had ordered the citizenships to be restored. The Kuwaiti governme...

  • Kuwait oil price up 20 cents to USD 52.21 pb

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    The price of Kuwaiti oil went up 20 cents Monday to reach USD 52.21 per barrel, after being at USD 52.01 pb last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Tuesday. At the global level, the price went up after reports suggested that OPEC might extend its production curb into the second half of the year. The Brent crude price was up by 17 cents to USD 56.07 pb, the same case with the American crude, which went up by five cents to settle at USD 53.38 pb. Courtesy :Kuna ...

  • Explosion in 59320 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train, at least six injured

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Bhopal: In an unfortunate incident, at least six persons were injured after an explosion occurred in 59320 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train in Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur area on Tuesday. The cause of the explosion is yet to be ascertained. Bhopal Division PRO, IA Siddiqui said injured passengers have been admitted to Kalapipal Government hospital. More details are awaited. Courtesy : Zeenews ...

  • To Counter PM Narendra Modi's 'Make In India' Programme, China Has A Plan

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    BEIJING:  Increasing competition from India in foreign investment and a dwindling foreign exchange reserves has forced China to review its age-old practices. President Xi Jinping has vowed that Beijing will continue to liberalise its economy on all fronts as his country finds its forex reserves - the world's largest - dip below USD 3 trillion, sparking concerns among Chinese policymakers. With a renewed focus on Foreign Direct Investment or FDI, China is expected to aggressively vie with India for investments abroad. In the ...

  • Delhi International Airport Adjudged World's Second Best Large Airport

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has been declared the world's second best airport in the highest passenger handling capacity category by the Airports Council International (ACI). The announcement was made by Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) on Monday. DIAL is a GMR Group-led consortium that manages and operates the IGI Airport. The airport shares the second spot with Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai and Singapore's Changi Airport. IGIA attained the second position glo...

  • Pilot Killed, 4 Injured After Indian Air Ambulance Crashes Near Bangkok

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    An air ambulance of the Medanta hospital crash landed near Bangkok after it caught fire today. The pilot died and four others -- including two doctors and a nurse -- were injured. Calling the incident "unfortunate", Medanta hospital chairman and managing director Naresh Trehan said the air ambulance had gone to Bangkok to bring a patient suffering from lung problem. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted saying the injured have been shifted to Bangkok hospital by army helicopters. The plane had taken off for Bangko...

  • Take immediate action against hate crimes: Krishnamoorthi

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    Indian American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi on Tuesday called for immediate action to stop rising hate crimes in the US against people of Indian origin. “I call upon my colleagues in Congress, those in the executive branch, and all Americans, to follow the example of those who have already lived the best values of our nation by working to prevent future acts of hate and to resist the culture which has led to them,” he said. On Friday, Deep Rai, a Sikh Indian-American, was shot outside his home and told to “go ba...

  • Rights groups welcome HC stay on university teacher's suspension

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    The Court expressed surprise that the university had suspended a teacher simply because of her invitation to a particular person to address a conference. Civil rights groups in Rajasthan have welcomed the High Court's intervention in the suspension of a teacher of Jai Narain Vyas University in Jodhpur in connection with a complaint lodged against Professor Nivedita Menon of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who was accused of making some “anti-national” remarks during a conference last month. Justice Dinesh Mehta at the Hi...

  • Homoeopath who ran Sangli abortion racket held in Belagavi

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    According to police sources, Khidrapure was believed to be running an inter-State racket. The Sangli police have arrested Dr. Babasaheb Khidrapure, the homeopath who ran an abortion racket in the district’s Mhaisal village after the discovery of as many as 19 aborted female foetuses dumped in a village sewer sent shockwaves across Maharashtra. The death of a 26-year-old lady, Swati Jamdade, who died tragically on March 3 during during a botched termination of her pregnancy, blew the lid off Khidrapure’s racket. Khidra...

  • Kerala Shocker: Five detained for sexually abusing minor girls from orphanage for months

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    Wayanad: The Kerala Police have detained as many as five people and registered a case against them for allegedly molesting six minor girls from an orphanage in Wayanad. All the victims are of or below 15 years. The accused attracted the minors giving them sweets and called to a shop where they were used sexually and repeated it threatening them for several weeks. The Yetheemkhana teachers who happened to see a girl outside a shop, questioned her which revealed the entire episode of the incident. The Yetheemkhana authorities c...

  • Maneka Gandhi under fire for ‘hormonal outbursts’ remark

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi came under fire from Twitter users following her comment on a NDTV show on Monday ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8 where she justified early curfew for girls in hostel, saying it is needed to protect them from their own “hormonal outbursts.” “As a parent who is sending a daughter to a college - or a son – I would expect her and him to be protected. And perhaps one of the protections is against themselves. When you are 16 or 17 you are also hormo...

  • Indian fisherman shot dead by Sri Lankan navy, protests break out in Tamil Nadu

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017

    The Sri Lankan navy allegedly fired at a group of Indian fisherman late Monday night, killing one and injuring three others, while they were fishing between Dhanushkodi and Katchatheevu off the Tamil Nadu coast, news agency ANI reported. The deceased was identified as a 22-year-old man whose body was brought to the Rameshwaram Government Hospital. DMK acting president M K Stalin said the Central Government cannot remain a mute spectator over the alleged harassment by the Sri Lankan navy against Tamil fishermen, and it was “high time&rd...

  • Defamation case: Ram Jethmalani cross questions Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in courtroom

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    The registrar's courtroom in Delhi High Court was witness to something unprecedented on Monday. Veteran criminal lawyer Ram Jethmalani and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, who himself is a senior lawyer, had a face-off during the hearing of a civil defamation case against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and four other AAP leaders. Jethmalani and Jaitley may have come face to face several times. But this time, Jethmalani, who was representing Kejriwal, was cross-examining Jaitley, who had filed the defamation case against...

  • ‘Increase in health fees for expats remains on agenda’ - Plan to launch IVF centers: Minister

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi does not intend to cancel the ministry’s decision to increase the charges of medical services offered to expatriates, reports Arab Times daily quoting sources. They indicated that a meeting will be held within a few days to discuss the implementation of the decision, revealing that all medical facilities, hospitals and medical centers of Ministry of Health are ready to enforce the new fees. Stressing that the total revenues of public hospitals in the current fiscal year is KD 3.330...

  • Use technology for after-work communication, says Al-Fares

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Minister of Education and Higher Education Mohammad Al-Fares has stressed the significance of using technology for afterwork communication, as well as the interaction between schools and parents. Countries employ technology in all fields, not only in education, Al-Fares told reporters on Sunday after launching the website of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Education Directorate, and the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hall. It is high time the Ministry of Education shifted to using means of communication with parents after school hours, the ...

  • ‘MEW prepared for lesser power outages in summer’ – Promissory notes use illegal: MoCI

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Issam Al-Marzouq affirmed on Sunday that the ministry was well prepared for upcoming summer season. The ministry has prepared well for summer season with aim of limiting prospected power outages, said the minister in a statement on sidelines of opening the project for expanding Al-Sabbiyah power station (the second phase). Surplus of the prospected electric production would in the range of 2,700 megawatts, he said, also noting that station’s full capacity stands at 16,700 MW. As ...

  • New category of visas introduced

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    The Government of India has introduced with effect from 1st March 2017, two new categories of visas, titled “Intern visa” for foreigners intending to pursue internship in Indian companies, and, “Film Visa” for shooting of feature film or television/cinema and reality TV shows/commercial TV shows and TV serials by a foreign team. The visa fee structure for aforementioned visas is as below:    S. No.    Visa Type/Duration/Entries         Fees in KD...

  • Government of India formed IDF-OI

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    The Government of India has formed India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), a not-for-profit Trust chaired by External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj which enables Overseas Indians to contribute to social and development projects in India. To enhance Government’s outreach to Overseas Indians and inform them about various projects that they can support, IDF-OI is organizing a Google Hangout on 8th of March, 2017 at 1530 hrs IST (1300 hrs KWT time). Overseas Indians worldwide can log onto this Hangout and ...

  • Kuwaiti Woman Agrees To Pay 4 Years Salary to Her Sri Lankan Housemaid

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    A Kuwaiti woman has pledged to pay KD 3,300 to her Sri Lankan housemaid to prevent the authorities from slapping a ban on her to hire overseas domestic workers in future. According to a security source, this happened after a representative from the Sri Lankan embassy of filed a complaint with the Office of the Director-General of the General Department of Residence Affairs Major-General Talal Ma’arafi. In the complaint the official said the housemaid sought refuge in the Embassy after the sponsor refused to pay her money for four years...

  • Court Dismissed Divorce Lawsuit Filed By Woman Against Her Husband

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    Ja’afari Family Circuit at the Court of First Instance chaired by Judge Mohammad Hajiyah dismissed divorce lawsuit a woman filed against her estranged husband, accusing the man of abandoning his financial responsibilities and committing adultery, which made it impossible for them to have a smooth relationship. The court obliged the woman to bear the cost of legal fees and other expenses, because she could not convince the court beyond reasonable doubt. L a w y e r M o h a m m a d Khalil Al-Qattan from Khalil Al-Qattan Law Firm represen...

  • Mirrors In Historic Rajasthan Fort Broken By Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Attackers

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    The 13th century Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan was vandalized last evening by activists of fringe group Karni Sena, who shattered mirrors in the Padmini Mahal, the palace of the legendary Rajput queen. The attackers pretended to be tourists to get past the lone security guard posted outside the palace, which stands within the fort complex, surrounded by a small lake. A case has been filed against unknown people. Claiming responsibility for the attack, the Karni Sena said it had warned that the mirrors in the Padmini palace would be d...

  • Country’s tallest Tricolour hoisted at Attari border

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017
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    A Tricolour was on Sunday hoisted on a flag mast, said to be the country’s tallest, 323 metres from the India-Pakistan border at Attari. The flag was unfurled at a height of 355 feet from the base — which is five feet high. Add to it another 10 feet, where an aviation light stands, and the total height of the structure goes up to 365 feet. The flag is said to be visible from Lahore. Previously, Ranchi had the tallest national flag at 300 feet. BJP minister Anil Joshi attended the inauguration on Sunday afternoon before th...

  • Mercedes hit-and-run: 17-year-old on scooter dies after being hit by speeding car in Delhi

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017

    A 17-year-old boy riding a scooter died on the spot when he was allegedly knocked down by a speeding Mercedes in the Paschim Vihar area of Delhi, police said on Monday, the latest in a series of hit-and-run accidents in the national capital. The driver of the Mercedes, who is yet to be identified, fled from the spot after the accident at around 11 pm on Sunday night, police quoted eyewitnesses as saying. The vehicle was yet to be traced. The victim, identified as Atul Arora, was on his way back home on his scooter after dropping a fr...

  • INS Viraat to be decommissioned today: A 56-year voyage ends for Grand Old Lady

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017
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    The world’s oldest serving aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, will be withdrawn from service on Monday, ending a 56-year-long sea odyssey that saw the British-build ship serve two countries and sail a distance that would have taken it around the globe 27 times. The decommissioning ceremony at the Mumbai dockyard will be attended by India’s chief of naval staff S Lamba and the British Royal Navy’s 1st Sea Lord, admiral Sir Phillip Jones. The ship will be dismantled in four months if there are no buyers, NDTV quoted the na...

  • Eminent Kuwaiti Dr. affirms family medicine necessity

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017

    By Badr Al-Sulaihem ABU DHABI, March 5 (KUNA) -- Family medicine has proven quite instrumental in diagnosing illnesses in Kuwait and other countries for it partially aids individuals adopt healthy habits and life style, a Kuwaiti physician says. Dr. Huda Al-Duwaisan, head of the primate health care faculty at Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization, says family medicine provides protective and initial care, in addition to early diagnosis for the patients. Dr. Al-Duwaisan, herself specialized in family medicine, was speaking in a ...

  • Partnership authority officially calls for investing in South Jahra city

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017

     Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects called, in a statement Sunday, on local and international companies to apply for investing in the labor towns project in South Al-Jahraa. The statement, received by KUNA, noted that such call comes in ordinance with the government intent to activate the partnership program between public and private sectors, based on the 116 law of 2014. The authority added South Al-Jahraa would include residential units, services for the workers "with humanitarian, environmental and health specifi...

  • Kuwait Dive Team removes five tons of waste from Al-Daiya coast

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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     Kuwait Dive Team affiliated with the Environmental Voluntary Foundation, lifted waste weighing five tons from Al-Jazira area in front of Al-Daiya coast in cooperation with Kuwait Tourism projects Company. The team relentless efforts to clean the area and Kuwaiti coasts in Al-Daiya will not stop and will continue to remove harmful waste to the environment and all threats to marine navigation, the team's leader Waleed Al-Fadhel told KUNA on Sunday. Al-Fadhel added that the team is keen to provide a clean naval environment and...

  • Maharashtra HSC Board Exam: Another Class 12 Paper Leak Now

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017

    A day after the std 12th Marathi question-paper leaked, the Maharashtra HSC board officials today found that the Secretarial Practice paper too began to circulate on social media minutes before the exam yesterday. Police had identified the WhatsApp group where the leak originated, said the Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale. The examinations of std 12th, conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (commonly called SSC and HSC Board), are being held at present. The std 12th Secretarial Practise...

  • Demonetisation has not diminished BJP’s or Modi’s popularity: Karan Thapar

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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    With less than a week for the state election results it’s time to try to answer a contentious question. Is it the case demonetisation has not diminished the BJP or Mr. Modi’s popularity? Although a conclusive answer is not yet possible I do believe we have a fairly clear idea of what it might be. That can be discerned from the recent local body elections. Let’s start with Maharashtra. Here Saamna, the Shiv Sena magazine, called demonetisation an “atom bomb”. It said: “Prime Minister Modi has reduced th...

  • UP elections 2017: At Mayawati rally, Dalit woman pleads; need a job, not LPG

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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    Mayawati’s rally was scheduled for 1 pm, but her audience had started to come in from 10 am. Thousands of them, mostly from the eight assembly segments that make up the Prime Minister’s Lok Sabha constituency, all voting in the final phase of the elections on March 8. They came on three wheelers, buses and tempos, and filled the venue in a slow, orderly fashion. Many said they were given food and transport by local village leaders. The election rallies of the BSP leader are like no other in Uttar Pradesh. They are attende...

  • Painful wait for four Telangana families to get bodies of loved ones from Abu Dhabi

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017

    Five labourers died in a fire at their camp in Abu Dhabi on October 19 last year; the fifth person’s body reached home three months after the tragedy For any child, the maiden aeroplane trip can be a source of great joy. Not for 11-year-old Thota Rajesh. He will soon fly to Abu Dhabi to get the body of his father Thota Rakesh, lying in a mortuary there — along with the bodies of three others from Telangana — for over four months now. Rakesh was among the five labourers, all hailing from remote villages of Telangana,...

  • Key step cleared, July rollout likely for GST, says Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in its eleventh meeting on Saturday gave in-principle approval to the two key draft laws of Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST). Final approval to these laws, along with the other two pending laws of State GST (SGST) and Union Territory (UTGST) are likely by March 16. The government is expected to introduce the Bills, along with the compensation Bill that had been approved earlier, for clearance in the second half of Parliament’s Budget session. The GST Council also expanded the cov...

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants, policeman killed in Tral encounter

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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    A policeman on Sunday morning was killed in an encounter with suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Jammu-Kashmir’s Tral village. He was identified as Manzoor Ahmed of J&K Police’s Special Operation Group. Three others including an army major were injured in the incident. Two militants were also gunned down by the security forces. The encounter began on Saturday night after security forces cordoned off the area and launched search operations in the evening based on specific inputs regarding the presence of around two o...

  • 24 more Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka; total of 50 arrested in the past week

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017

    As many as 24 Indian fishermen and four trawler boats have been taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy. This brings the total number of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka in the past week to 50. The Sri Lankan government now has 85 fishermen and over 136 trawlers in its custody. In today's arrest, 15 fishermen from Rameshwaram were arrested - and two of their trawlers confiscated - near Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. As well, nine fishermen from Pudukkotai were  arrested near Jaffna, and two trawlers taken away. ...

  • Four RSS and a BJP worker attacked in Kerala

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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    Four Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers were attacked on Saturday allegedly by a group of Communist Party of India (Marxist)(CPI-M) workers in Kerala's Kozhikode district, ANI reported on Sunday. "A BJP worker was also attacked in the southern most state of India," the news agency said, adding that all the injured have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment. The victims, all in their early 20's, suffered injuries in their hands and legs in the attack last night at Keezhaiyur village and have been ad...

  • Southern India reels under drought, Tamil Nadu worst hit

    Posted on : Sunday 5th of March 2017
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    The southern states are staring at a severe water crisis this summer as water levels in major reservoirs have hit rock bottom. The situation is worst in Tamil Nadu+ where water levels in reservoirs are 80% less than normal. Central Water Commission (CWC) statistics show that TN is followed by Andhra Pradesh, with deficient storage of 48%. Karnataka and Kerala reservoirs have 37% and 31% less. In the south, only Telangana has comfortable water reserves, with 71% above normal. Normal storage is the mean for a period from 10 to 20 years. ...

  • Tanzania hails Kuwait's humanitarian supporting role

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan praised Kuwait's supporting role to her country's vital humanitarian and aid projects through efforts by Kuwaiti charity organizations. Hassan made her remarks during a meeting last night, with Kuwait Ambassador to Tanzania Jassem Al-Najem, and a delegation from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) headed by its Chairman Anwar Al-Hasawi, a statement by Kuwait Embassy in Tanzania said on Saturday. Hassan noted that her country is keen on collaborating with KR...

  • Kuwait's humanitarian action continues unabated

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017

    Kuwait carried on with its humanitarian efforts over the last week, extending further aid to the Syrian refugees in Jordan, the displaced in Yemen and Iraqi Kurdistan, and to Tanzania. The philanthropic initiatives of the "International Humanitarian Center" were praised by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi. In Jordan, Kuwait's Rahma (mercy) International charity - an affiliate of the Social Reform Association (Eslah)- marked its 300th aid convoy for the Syrian refugees. The aid convoy cost...

  • Kuwait oil price down 80 cents to USD 52.01 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017

    The price of Kuwaiti oil went down 80 cents to USD 52.01 per barrel, after being at USD 52.81 pb last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Saturday. At the global level, the price of oil went up, while the dollar went down, which encouraged investors to buy stocks. However, global markets are still in fear due to a surplus in supplies and Russia's failure to abide its 300,000 bpd pledged as part of the reduction agreement with OPEC. Fears concerning a surplus in US Shale oil production and the increase of drillin...

  • Low MR vaccine coverage in TN a worry

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Only about 50% of children aged nine months to 15 years in Tamil Nadu have been vaccinated by the measles-rubella (MR) combination vaccine since the campaign was launched. Unless and otherwise the vaccination coverage is increased to over 90%, there is a high possibility that the State would witness more rubella infections among older age groups. This would, in turn, lead to an increase in the number of newborns with congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) — hearing impairments, eye and heart defects and brain damage — when wom...

  • EC orders FIR against Manipur BJP office bearers over ad

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017

    The Election Commission has ordered registration of an FIR against certain office bearers of the Manipur BJP and eight newspapers for publishing an advertisement without approval of its monitoring committee. On the basis of a report by poll authorities in Manipur, the EC had on Friay directed the state chief electoral officer to get the FIRs filed. The advertisements were published on Friday ahead of the first phase of elections in the state. The Commission identified the papers as Sangai Express —— Manipuri and English e...

  • Supreme Court seeks Medical Council, Centre's view on conducting NEET in Urdu

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017

    If Student Islamic Organisation (SIO) has its way, very soon students will be able to appear for NEET, the top medical entrance exam, with Urdu too, as a medium. The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre, Medical Council of India, Dental Council and CBSE on a petition filed by the SIO to include Urdu as one of the languages in which students can respond to questions in the NEET exam. HERE IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW Till now apart from English and Hindi, the other languages in which the exam is permitted are Gujarati, M...

  • Akhilesh-Rahul Gandhi roadshow today in Varanasi

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Varanasi will witness a show of strength on Saturday as Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi are all set to take out a roadshow in prime minister’s constituency. The roadshow clashes with PM’s visit on the same day ahead of last phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh on March 8. The roadshow, campaigning for SP-Congress alliance in the state, is scheduled to begin from ‘Kachehri chauraha’ and will culminate at the ‘Girjaghar chauraha’. The roadshow will pass through Nadesar, Chaukaghat, Doshipura, Gol Ganj, Pe...

  • Media cheated him, he didn’t know they were shooting: Brother of jawan who killed himself

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    LANCE NAIK Roy Mathew, 33, last spoke to his wife, Finny, on the night of February 25. His younger brother, John, said Mathew was worried about the sting video uploaded by news website The Quint, in which he had spoken on the “sahayak” or “buddy” system in the Indian Army. Mathew was found hanging from the ceiling of an abandoned barrack in the Deolali Army Cantonment on Thursday. While the website has removed the video with the report, “Soldier or Servant?”, uploaded on February 23, police sources...

  • No India-Pakistan talks but Indus meet, movement on Saarc signal easing tensions

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    India and Pakistan could be looking to re-engage after the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, with a slew of measures hinting that tensions between the two sides may have eased a bit. Though resumption of the dialogue process is not in sight, normalisation of ties could well be, say experts, as the Indian government sifts through signals from across the border for terms of a possible re-engagement. India said on Friday it had accepted an invitation to a meeting of the Indus Water Commissioners in Lahore, two days after the regional bl...

  • Aadhaar number made mandatory for students to receive midday meals

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017

    Students will now be required to have an Aadhaar number for getting their midday meals across the country. The HRD ministry issued a notification in this regard on the last day of February. Cook-cum-helpers working under the midday meal scheme will also have to furnish Aadhaar number. This rule will be applicable across the country, except Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam. However, the ministry has given time till June 30 for those who are not yet enrolled. “The use of Aadhaar as identity document for delivery of serv...

  • Dalits in Karnataka village haven’t got haircut for a year, accuse upper caste of discrimination

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017

    Nagaraj, a Dalit resident of Manchanabale village of Karnataka, has to walk to the nearest town of Chikkaballapur every time he needs a haircut. The reason though is hair-raising: the three salons of his village have been shut for more than a year over an unresolved dispute involving haircuts to Dalits. As many as 600 Dalits of the village accuse upper caste members of the village —with a population of some 4,000 — of practising caste discrimination and not allowing them to have a haircut at the local salons. Some of the Dali...

  • Narendra Modi in Varanasi LIVE: PM's roadshow attracts huge supporters

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Varanasi on Saturday ahead of the last phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. Besides Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will campaign in the temple city today. Courtesy : Zee News ...

  • Manipur Assembly election LIVE: Irom Sharmila casts vote; polling underway for first phase

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    First phase of Manipur Assembly elections begin today, with 38 constituencies going to poll. As many as 1,643 polling stations have been set up in areas spread over Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur and the hill districts of Churachandpur and Kangpokpi. More than 11 lakh voters will decide the fate of 168 candidates in the fray. Heavy security has been deployed in parts of the state amid a continual clash with the United Naga Council. More than 250 companies of central paramilitary forces are on the ground with the Assam Ri...

  • Jawan Roy Mathew In Website Expose On Army's 'Sahayak' System Found Hanging

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017
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    MUMBAI:  A 33-year-old soldier who was part of a recent expose by a website on the system of the British-era "sahayak" or Buddy system in the army was found hanging in the barracks on Thursday.  Roy Mathew, gunner in the Deolali Cantonment in Maharashtra, had been missing since last Saturday. His body was found in a decomposed state in unused barracks. The police say a post-mortem could establish whether it was a suicide or murder. For now, an accidental death report has been registered. The Army has ordered a cou...

  • Kerala budget 2017: Govt announces 20 lakh free Internet connections

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017

    Thiruvananthapuram: Internet would be made the right of the people and two million "poor families" will get free access to the web, Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Issac said while presenting the budget for 2017-18 in the state assembly on Friday. "Internet will now become a right for the people and within 18 months the Internet gateway would be set up through the K phone network at a cost of Rs 1,000 crore," He added. "Two million poor families will get free internet connections, while others will get it a re...

  • Rising cost of living forcing many expats to send families back home

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A large number of expatriates in Kuwait have decided to send their families back home due to increased cost of living in Kuwait, reports Arab Times daily. Hani Abu Khattab, an expatriate who works as a salesman, said he was forced to send his four-member family back home and live in the country as a bachelor because his monthly salary of KD600 is no longer sufficient to cover the living costs in the country. He said he is not happy about being separated from his children but the high expenses including residency fees, schoo...

  • Ghost staff, absenteeism rampant in Gulf countries – 38 probed for fake attendance

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rowdan has confirmed that 38 public sector employees were referred to the Public Prosecution for using fake fingerprints to register their attendance at work although they were absent, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoted the minister as saying that co-workers of the erring employees utilized silicone fingertips to register attendance for their colleagues while taking extra caution to avoid the camera. Al-Rowdan revealed, “The erring employees were referred to the concerne...

  • Electricity, water tariffs sanctioned

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Minister of Oil, Electricity, and Water Essam Al-Marzouq on Thursday sanctioned the new tariffs of electricity and water consumption provided for in law No. 20/2016. The price of a kilowatt for the investment and commercial sector will be five fils, and KD 2 for a thousand gallons of water, the ministry said in a statement. (KD 1 = $3.27) As for the agricultural and the industrial sector, a kilowatt will be for three fils, and a thousand gallons KD 1.25. Other sectors, including chalets and stables, will pay 12 fils for ...

  • Kuwaitis sanctioned for DAESH links – Ministers order UN compliance

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has begun implementing the UN Security Council resolution and imposed sanctions on eight Kuwaitis for their activities related to DAESH and al-Qaeda terrorist organizations, reports Arab Times daily. A high diplomatic source said the Council of Ministers has asked the Foreign Ministry to coordinate with the concerned government agencies to ensure the UN Security Council sanctions are implemented. According to reports, the UN Sanctions Committee has asked Kuwait to freeze the assets, slap a travel ban and prevent the ...

  • Panel delays discussion on granting ‘citizenship’ to 4,000 until March 9

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Parliament’s Interior and Defense Affairs Committee, during a recent meeting, decided to postpone discussions on the suggestion to grant citizenship to 4,000 applicants this year to March 9th. It will approach the National Assembly to extend the deadline for presentation of the report on the proposed amendment of the electoral law to ensure viewpoints from all relevant authorities are included, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Chairman of the committee MP Askar Al-Enezi revealed that the committee debated the issue of poss...

  • Bengaluru's Rs.1,800-Crore Steel Flyover Project Scrapped By Karnataka Government

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    The plan for a massive steel bridge to ease traffic on the road connecting Bengaluru to its international airport has been scrapped, Karnataka's Bengaluru city development minister K George said on Thursday, describing it as a "decision taken with pain". "A decision has been taken to scrap the steel bridge. I have already spoken to the Chief Minister," Mr George said after a meeting with officials. The Congress government's decision has been linked to huge controversy over an alleged diary found during tax...

  • ‘No fees for more services on home & business lines’ – ‘KD 65 for home, KD 145 for business’

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Additional (optional) services for residential and commercial landlines will not be charged fees, reports Arab Times daily quoting a reliable source from Ministry of Communications. He revealed that the optional services offered to residential and commercial landlines include Caller ID feature, cancelation of international calls, Hold-On service, transfer of calls, alarm service, and conference call service. The source revealed that the cost for installing a new landline is KD 65 for residential sector and KD 145 for commer...

  • Fair weather forecast for weekend in Kuwait

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Fair weather will prevail in the country in the upcoming days, said an official at Kuwait Meteorological Center Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi Thursday. Al-Qarawi told KUNA that Kuwait had been under the influence of a northern air front recently, which resulted in the weather being cloudy and rainy. As for Thursday evening, the official said that the weather would be a bit warm with light to moderate southeasterly wind at speeds between of 08-38 km/h and a chance for fog over some areas. Low and high temperatures for...

  • Kuwait oil price up 62 cents to USD 53.24 pb

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by 62 cents to USD 53.24 per barrel Wednesday as oppose to USD 52.62 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday. Globally, the price of oil went down slightly as the US crude reserves continued its record hike despite OPEC and non-OPEC members sticking to their agreement to decrease production. The price of the Brent crude went down by 15 cents to USD 56.36 per barrel, the same case with the West Texas Intermediate, which went down by 18 cents to USD 53....

  • USD rate stable at KD 0.305

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The USD exchange rate was stable at KD 0.305 while the euro was down to KD 0.321, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday. The CBK added that the Sterling Pound was down to KD 0.375 while the Swiss Franc stood still at KD 0.302. The Japanese yen was firm at KD 0.002. ...

  • RSS leader announces Rs 1 crore bounty on Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s head

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Holding Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan responsible for the alleged murders of RSS activists in that state, an RSS leader from Ujjain has announced a bounty of Rs 1 crore on his head. “If anyone beheads the Kerala CM, who is the murderer of RSS activists, and brings his head I will bequeath my property worth more than Rs 1 crore to him,’’ Ujjain Sah Prachar Pramukh Kundan Chandrawat told a gathering at Shahid Park in Ujjain town. BJP MP from Ujjain Dr Chintamani Malviya and other local BJP and RSS leaders wer...

  • UP Election 2017: 160 Of The 635 Candidates In Phase 6 Are Crorepatis

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    A total of 160 crorepati candidates are in the fray in the sixth phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections to be held on Saturday, according to a report. Also, 126 candidates have declared criminal cases against them, the report by UP Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) that analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 635 candidates from 78 political parties, including six national parties, five state parties, 67 unrecognised parties and 175 independent candidates who are contesting in the sixth phase of UP assembly ele...

  • FDI policy easing in select sectors in the works

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    The government is expected to soon announce relaxations in the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in certain sectors, including single brand retail. The further liberalisation in the FDI policy is aimed at providing better business environment by removing impediments, an official said. The easing of the policy will be on the lines of the announcements made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget for 2017—18. The government last year relaxed FDI norms in over a dozen sectors, including defence, civil aviation, con...

  • Plan to beautify Salmiya, Hawally areas, transform into tourist spot – Queries raised over safety of new school buildings

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    Hawally Governor Ret General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawaf held an extensive meeting with the Director General of Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi along with several key officials from the municipality, reports Al-Seyassah daily. During the meeting, they discussed plans to develop Salem Al-Mubarak Street and the duration for completing the project, presented suggestions in this regard and deliberated on pressing matters concerning Hawally Governorate in terms of projects and infrastructural development. They also discussed ways to elimi...

  • Asian dies in farm fire – Bangladeshi suffers burns

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    An Asian expatriate died when fire engulfed his pre-fabricated room inside a farm in Wafra area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the fire, firefighters, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location to discover two pre-fabricated rooms inside the farm were on fire. They extinguished the fire and found a charred corpse inside one of them. The corpse was referred to the Forensics Department where tests revealed that it belonged to an Asian expatriate who was working...

  • Kuwait, Romania tackle bilateral cooperation

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Viorel Melescanu met with Kuwaiti Ambassador Talal Mansour Al-Hajri, discussing bilateral relations and ways to boost them in various fields. After the meeting, Ambassador Al-Hajri told KUNA via phone that the sides tackled political and economic cooperation between the two countries and touched on the preparation for a joint ministerial consultation committee. Al-Hajri noted that the two countries have signed, during Former Romanian Prime Minister Victor-Viorel Ponta visit to Kuwait, a memo of unders...

  • Govt continues to track down those who acquired citizenship ‘illegally’

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs Department at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Mazen Al-Jarrah has confirmed the government continues to track down those who acquired the Kuwaiti nationality on the strength of forged documents, reports Al-Rai daily. The senior official added, this is an ongoing process but the only difference is earlier the department made public the discovery in forgeries of documents but now the work is carried out in total secrecy. As an example he cited a case of forgery which was...

  • India Ranks 36 In Internet Inclusiveness: Facebook Report

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    India ranked 36th among 75 nations in Internet inclusiveness based on factors like availability, affordability and policies for access, a Facebook-Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report said yesterday. However, India is ranked joint first for policy in the Readiness category, with Japan and Malaysia, it added. The top countries in the tally included Singapore, Sweden, the US, the UK and Japan. In terms of availability, India ranked 46th, while it jumped a few spots to 26th position in terms of affordability. The report placed India at ...

  • HDFC, ICICI, Axis Bank To Charge Rs. 150 After 4 Free Cash Transactions A Month

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    Some banks, including HDFC Bank, have begun charging a minimum amount of Rs. 150 per transaction for cash deposits and withdrawals beyond four free transactions in a month. The new charges are applicable to savings as well as salary accounts effective from Wednesday, leading private sector player HDFC Bank said in a circular. The bank would also cap the third party cash transactions at Rs. 25,000 per day, while cash handling charges would be withdrawn effective Wednesday, the circular added.  In case of several banks, includ...

  • 30 students injured in accident in Prakasam

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017

    At least thirty students were injured when a private bus plunged into a rivulet at Pedda Allavalapadu in Prakasam district in the early hours of Thursday. The incident comes close on the heels of a tragedy at Mullapadu village in Penuganchiprolu mandal in Krishna district that left 11 people dead and 25 others injured. P.C. Palli Sub-Inspector B. Ramakrishna said 17 of the students have been rushed to hospitals in Ongole, including Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). The accident occurred when the driver of a priva...

  • Non-subsidised LPG cylinder price hiked by Rs. 86

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    State-run oil marketers have raised the price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by a steep Rs. 86 per cylinder.\ “With effect from March 1, 2017, non-subsidised price of LPG cylinder has increased by Rs 86. This is in line with the rise in global LPG product prices,” a Petroleum Ministry statement said. A non-subsidised 14.2 kg LPG cylinder will now cost Rs. 737.50 in Delhi. Oil companies also raised price of subsidised cooking gas by a marginal 13 paisa to Rs. 434.93 per 14.2 kg cylinder. The rates of aviation ...

  • HC rejects plea to stop supply of Tamirabarani water to Pepsi, Coke

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    The Madras High Court Bench in Madurai on Thursday dismissed a couple of public interest litigation petitions filed against supply of Tamirabarani surface water to industries set up by co-packers of Pepsi and Coca Cola at the Industrial Growth Centre established by SIPCOT at Gangaikondan in Tirunelveli district. A Division Bench of Justices A. Selvam and P. Kalaiyarasan rejected the petitions and also vacated an interim injunction granted by the court in November last restraining SIPCOT from supplying water to the two units. The judg...

  • Moving At Airline Speed: Hyperloop One Unveils 'Vision For India'

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A futuristic technology in the transport system could see one whiz from Delhi to Mumbai in a pod-like car in just under one hour. The system, unveiled by Hyperloop One in New Delhi on Tuesday as part of its "vision for India", promises to revolutionize the advanced surface system by moving people and things at airline speeds. Hyperloop One is developing the world's first operational Hyperloop. If implemented, it would be possible to travel from Delhi to Mumbai in 55 minutes, Mumbai to Chennai in 50 ...

  • IMD Predicts 'Above Normal' Temperature Across The Country

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Brace for a warmer summer ahead with the weathermen predicting "above normal" temperature across the country this season, even as January was recorded as the eighth warmest in 116 years. Several states are likely to witness heatwave conditions, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its summer forecast for the season (March to May). The IMD said that the northwest region of the country would be the worst affected with temperatures of more than one degree Celsius above normal. In the rest of t...

  • Ministry to intensify drive against selling of subsidized commodities – Monitoring teams foil attempts to sell stock feeds

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Assistant Undersecretary for Commercial Monitoring and Consumer Protection in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Eid Al-Rushaidi has affirmed that the ministry is fighting against the sale of food rations or subsidized commodities, stressing the ministry is on the lookout for those violations, reports Al-Shahed daily. Al-Rushaidi said Minister Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudan has instructed the Commercial Monitoring and Consumer Protection Sector in the ministry to intensify inspection campaigns against selling of s...

  • Plant expansion to boost provision of treated water – ‘Zour station’ tenders to open next week

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Public Works will expand Sulaibiya and Umm Al-Haiman water treatment plants which will add 670,000 cubic meters of treated water per day once completed, informed sources told the daily. Sources affirmed the ministry is keen on boosting economic efficiency for the project that is under implementation and to activate positive partnership with the private sector to fully benefit from the water treatment plants in order to increase production to meet the ever-growing demand. The ministry will achieve this by...

  • ‘Hands off academic issues’ – Parents, guardians advised

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Dean of the College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait University Professor Abdullatif Al-Khulaifihas stressed the need for students to avoid bringing their relatives and guardians to interfere in school matters or attempt to accompany them to teachers’ offices to deal with educational affairs such as courses, examinations and grades, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Khulaifi reiterated that bringing guardians to the school to meet with professors is unacceptable and the College Council issued a circular in this regard ...

  • Thiruvananthapuram Ranked First In Survey Of Cities

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  In an annual survey of major cities conducted by Janaagraha, a Bengaluru-based organisation, Thiruvananthapuram was ranked the best city for the second year in a row. Speaking at the release of the report on Tuesday, Srikanth Viswanathan, Chief Executive Officer, Janaagraha, said: "ASICS (Annual Survey of India's City-Systems) aims to serve as an annual health check-up of the quality of laws, policies, institutions and institutional processes underlying quality of life in our cities." "It aims to p...

  • Kuwait Bourse ends Tuesday's trade with mix boards

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- The trading at Kuwait Bourse ended Tuesday with mixed boards as the benchmark went up by 2.24 points, reaching 6,783.08 points. The Weighted and KSX 15 indices both went down by 1.04 and 4.75 points respectively. The volume of trades was at 261 million shares with a value of KD 31.8 million done through 5,931 deals. ...

  • Kuwait's embassies abroad continue to celebrate national occasions

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions abroad continued Tuesday to celebrate Kuwait's 56th National Day and 26th Liberation Anniversary. Kuwait Embassy in Turkey held a reception to celebrate the occasion, with the attendance of senior officials. Kuwaiti Ambassador to Ankara Ghassan Al-Zuwawi congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti leadership, and people on the occasion, wishing further development and prosperity for Kuwait. Meanwhile, Kuwait...

  • Kuwait's crude exports to Japan up 3.5 pct

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017

    TOKYO  (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan in January grew 3.5 percent from a year earlier to 8.54 million barrels, or 276,000 barrels per day (bpd), government data showed Tuesday. Kuwait's crude oil bound for Japan saw the first rise in three months, supplying 8.0 percent of the Asian nation's total crude imports, the Japanese Natural Resources and Energy Agency said in a preliminary report. Japan's overall imports of crude oil increased 1.7 percent year-on-year to 3.46 million bpd for the second cons...

  • 8 Dead, 30 Injured After Bus Plunges Into Canal In Andhra Pradesh

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017
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    VIJAYAWADA: A private bus fell off a bridge into a canal in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh early this morning, killing eight people and leaving over 30 injured. The driver was allegedly drowsy and lost control of the Volvo bus, which was heading from Bhubaneswar to Hyderabad. At least 10 of the injured are reportedly critical. They are being treated at a government hospital nearby. Gas cutters were used to pull out passengers from the wrecked vehicle. The bus was to cover a distance of over 1,000 km and had made a stop at Vijayawada, w...

  • Indian Students Help Subsidise Education Costs For UK: Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017
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    LONDON:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the UK must realise the importance of Indian students to its economy because they help "subsidise" education costs in London. Referring to a major drop in students coming to study at the UK universities over the last few years, he highlighted that there were other countries that were more welcoming. "They (the UK) have to realise that when international students come here (Britain), they subsidise the educational costs here," he told PTI. "We...

  • Tons of garbage removed after celebrations

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Municipality conducted intensive campaigns to maintain cleanliness in venues for national holidays celebrations in line with the media campaign entitled, “Celebration is Behavior,” initiated by its Public Relations Department. Campaigns carried out by sanitation departments in the Capital and Hawally governorates during the two-day national holidays resulted in the removal of 24 tons of garbage, confiscation of 2,250 bags and 17 lorry loads of water guns, arrest of 110 street vendors and confiscation of 28 ic...

  • No decision yet on public expat hires

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Civil Service Commission (CSC) has not taken any new decisions regarding the process for replacement of expatriate employees in the public sector with Kuwaiti citizens, reports Arab Times daily. They indicated that replacing expatriate employees of certain governmental positions is very hard at the current time, affirming that the situation will remain until a decision to taken to determine the process. The sources said CSC has given governmental authorities the right to retain some expatriate employees, revealing that ...

  • ‘Kuwaitis do not plan well their expenditure abroad’ – 27,000 medical leaves issued

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaitis do not plan well for their expenditure outside the country during summer vacation and public holidays, which is reflected in the rate at which they use credit cards to make purchases to the tune of KD 569 million last year, reports Al-Anba daily. A source disclosed an increase of 6.5 percent in expenses on consumables outside the country compared to the previous year, noting two thirds of the total value of purchases was made through ATM outlets. He added the remaining one third was done through debit cards, while ...

  • Recent statistics show rate of illiteracy drops by 0.17 percent – Ministry sorting out cheating reports from schools

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Recent statistics of the Ministry of Education for academic year 2015/2016 indicate the rate of illiteracy in Kuwait dropped by 0.17 percent, reports Al-Qabas daily. It revealed the number of illiterates is currently 132,646, constituting 70,132 male and 62,514 female. It noted 18 percent of Kuwaitis (24,347) in the country could not read or write, including 22,497 women and 2,450 men. It added about 107,699 expatriates from various nationalities represented by 67,682 male and 40,017 female are included in the illiterate gro...

  • Tibetans In Exile Celebrate New Year, Hold Special Prayers

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017
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    DHARAMSALA:  Tibetans in exile settled in Dharamsala on Monday celebrated the first day of the Tibetan lunar new year Losar. Special prayers were held in the morning at the hilltop Tsuglagkhang temple close to the official palace of the their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at McLeodganj, where Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay expressed concern over the plight of people of Tibet. According to the Tibetan lunar calendar, Losar is the first day of the New Year. Traditionally, it is celebrated in a big way for three days. ...

  • Manipur Election 2017: Irom Sharmila Refuses To Accept Security Provided By State

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017
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    IMPHAL:  Irom Sharmila Chanu today refused to accept the 'security escort' provided to her by the state authorities under the direction of the Election Commission of India. Ms Sharmila told news agency PTI that she has no enmity with anyone and has "nothing to fear about". The former iconic human rights figure said she does not approve of the "VIP culture" of being surrounded by armed forces and wants to be with the people. On the other hand, Additional Chief Secretary J Suresh Babu said, "The st...

  • Amir congratulates Kuwaitis, expats

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday congratulated the citizens and residents of the country on the 56th anniversary of the National Day and the 26th anniversary of the Liberation Day. His Highness the Amir expressed appreciation for jubilation manifestations made by the nationals and the residents on these two dear national occasions, through their participation in the celebratory festivals held throughout the country. He lauded the civic conducts “that made everyone happy thus depi...

  • Al-Sayer aims for customer convenience first – MNSS opens new licensing department

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Mohamed Naser Al-Sayer (MNSS), one of the Al-Sayer Group Holding Companies held an opening ceremony to announce the opening of the new licensing department for customers to obtain car number plates at Al- Rai showroom. The event was held under the patronage of the Interior Assistant Undersecretary of the Citizenship and Passports Affairs General Shaikh Mazen Jarrah Al Subah, in the presence of VIP delegates from Ministry of Interior General Fahd Al Shuwai, General Adib Al Swaidan, General Ali Al Moauali and General Yakoub A...

  • Actress attack case: Pulsar Suni sent to police custody

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of February 2017
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    Kochi: The main accused in the actress attack case, Sunil Kumar aka Pulsar Suni, was sent to police custody on Saturday. The police team will get the custody of Suni and his aide, Vigeesh, for eight days till March 5. Contradicting chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan's earlier statement, the police told the court that it suspected conspiracy by people with vested interests behind the attack. Pulsar Suni had reportedly taken obscene photos of the actress to blackmail her. However, the police are yet to recover the phone. The p...

  • National Day and Liberation Day Greetings

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of February 2017

    On the occasion of the National Day and the Liberation Day of Kuwait, Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi have extended warm greetings and heartiest felicitations to H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir,  H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister and the friendly people of Kuwait. The Indian leaders have conveyed that the two countries have enjoyed close and friendly relations based on millennia-old cultural and ...

  • Al-Zayani hails Kuwait's efforts in GCC joint-coop

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of February 2017

    RIYADH  (KUNA) -- GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani expressed deep appreciation for Kuwait's efforts to support joint-GCC cooperation on all levels. Kuwait is continuously working on protecting the Gulf's stability and achieving development in the region, Al-Zayani told KUNA on Saturday, on the sidelines of the 56th National Day and the 26th Liberation Day celebrations. He added that Kuwait also played a vital role in resolving issues facing the Arab and Islamic World. Al-Zayani, meanwhile, congratulated His Hig...

  • Kuwaiti aviation sector leading way for future development

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of February 2017
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    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Since the liberation from the Iraqi invasion in 1991, the aviation sector in Kuwait had been an integral part of development plans in the country. With the recent revamping of Kuwait Airways, the aviation sector has once again displayed immense commitment and willingness to partake in the country's ambition vision for a bright future. Speaking on the subject, Kuwait Airways Chairperson and Managing Director Rasha A. Al-Roumi told KUNA that the airliner contributed about six percent to the Gross National Pro...

  • Kuwait embassies celebrate national, liberation days

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of February 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Kuwait embassies around the world held reception ceremonies to celebrate the 56th National Day and 26th Liberation Day. In Rome, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled held a ceremony attended by senior Italian officials including parliamentary figures and GCC and Arab ambassadors. In a statement to KUNA, Sheikh Ali said Kuwait and Italy share over half a century of deep diplomatic ties. He congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Kuwaiti leadership and p...

  • Holiday Notice

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

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

  • Bid to privatize airport, telephone service

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

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

  • Indian Embassy Auditorium renovated

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

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

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 31 to USD 52.51 pb

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

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

  • Not Yet Disappointed With PM Modi: Yoga Guru Ramdev

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

  • Subsidy phase-out by 2020 proposed

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

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

  • KOC to hire 800 Kuwaitis holding varsity degrees

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of February 2017

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

  • “Made in India Exhibition” organized by Indian Embassy

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

  • Kuwait Bourse ends trading Monday's in red zone

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

  • Kuwait participates in 2017 National Multicultural Festival in Australia

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

  • Govt finding ways to legalize thousands of illegal Syrians

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwait establishes breast cancer clinic in Lebanon

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017

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

  • Official affirms keenness on providing jobs for youth

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017

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

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 3 cents to USD 52.20 pb

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 9 cents to USD 52.17 pb

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

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

  • ‘Patients faced problems due to flaws in documents’

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

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

  • Low temperature expected during the weekend: Meteorological Center

    Posted on : Friday 17th of February 2017

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

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

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

  • India Revives Project To Build Passenger Plane At Home

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

  • Air India Operations Head Licence Temporarily Suspended By Aviation Authority

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017

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

  • Kuwait Bourse ends Wednesday trade in green

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

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

  • Ministry of Education to replace 25% expats with Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

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

  • Kuwaiti teacher infected with Pulmonary tuberculosis

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

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

  • Aggression against doctors continues – Ministry vows tough action

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

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

  • Recheck ordered for Driving licences of Expats issued after 2014

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

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

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

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

  • Online labor services soon – More nationals ‘private’

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

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

  • Indian Embassy participates in ‘Hala February’ festival

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

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

  • Al-Roudan picks up sport portfolio

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 13th of February 2017

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

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

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

  • Kuwaiti doctors express content for treating Syrian refugees in Turkey

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 10th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  • Valid residence ‘Iqama’ must for burial

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017

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

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

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

  • Fire hits new performing arts center – No injuries

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017

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

  • Court rejects swift reimposition of ban

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

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

  • Overseas treatment time for chronic disease hiked

    Posted on : Monday 6th of February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

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

  • Kuwait-Cartucho cycling name unveiled in Spain

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017

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

  • Kuwait marks World Cancer Day Feb 4

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

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

  • Kuwait oil price up USD 1.26 to USD 52.87 pb

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017

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

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