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    ‘Slaughterhouses rent increased by more than 60 times’

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of August 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of slaughterhouse and livestock market in Dhaher area Saad Albous revealed that the rents of slaughterhouses have increased astronomically by more than 60 times, reports Al-Anba daily. He explained that the government is currently getting KD 2.350 million annually as rents for the slaughterhouses, but they were not more than KD 40,000 two years ago . This has led to the suffering of traders and the increase in livestock prices; and the burden has also been passed to the consumers. Albous affirmed that there will be ple...

  • Hot weather continues during weekend

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of August 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The country is still affected by the Indian seasonal pressure which supplies the region with very hot weather during daytime and relatively hot at night, Kuwait Meteorological Centre (KMC) said Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Weather Forecast Observer at Kuwait Meteorological Centre Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said that the weather on Thursday was hot with light to moderate northwesterly wind at speed between 12 to 32 km/h. The maximum temperature was between 45 to 47 degrees Celsius and the sea state was light to moderate with w...

  • Jet Airways Flight Goes Off Runway At Riyadh Airport, All Passengers Safe

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of August 2018
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    MUMBAI: Nearly 150 people on board a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight from Riyadh escaped unhurt after the aircraft went off the runway following an aborted take-off from there today, the airline said. All passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, the airline said in a tweet, adding, the exact cause of the incident is under investigation. "Our flight 9W523 with 142 guests and 7 crew members from Riyadh to Mumbai of 3rd August aborted takeoff and departed the runway at Riyadh Airport. All our guests and crew ...

  • "Ladakh No Longer Safe For Women": Kung Fu Nuns Step In To Empower

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of August 2018
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    LADAKH: Fourteen Buddhist nuns, who are specialized in Kung Fu, trained local girls in Kung Fu in a six-day workshop which concluded at Naro Photang Hemis on Wednesday. A total of 40 girl students, in the age group of 12 to 20, participated in the event and learned the techniques to guard themselves. Kung Fu nuns are women from an age-old Buddhist sect who are using their martial arts expertise to challenge gender roles in this conservative culture and teach women self-defence. The program executive of the organising body, Rigzin Ang...

  • MoH stops sending Kuwaiti patients to Germany

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of August 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health has stopped sending Kuwaiti patients to Germany, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the ministry has instructed all committees in charge of overseas treatment, hospitals and centers to stop the issuance of any recommendation for treatment in Germany. Sources clarified that patients who received a recommendation to undergo treatment in Germany before the decision took effect can still do so unless there is a possibility of changing their destination. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • PAM issues circular on work timings, absence from ‘duty’

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of August 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower has issued a circular concerning work timings, attendance and absence from work and reduction of work timings. The circular calls on employees to adhere to the items of the circular starting from Aug 5. According to the circular, official work timings start at 7:30 am and end at 2:30 pm. All employees are required to register their attendance by scanning their finger during the time from 7:30 am to 8:00 am and their exit from 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm after which the fingerprint attendance devices mus...

  • Athirappilly tourist spot closed as waterfall turns dangerous

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of August 2018
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    Thrissur: With the incessant rain continuing to batter Kerala, rivers in Kerala are in spate once again and waterfalls are showcasing all their might. The Athirappilly waterfalls in Thrissur district was at its majestic best on Tuesday, but the sudden surge in the waterfall prompted authorities to ban travellers' entry to the tourist hotspot. The Athirappilly-Vazhachal tourist centre was shut down and vehicular traffic through Athirappilly and Malackappara were banned. Tourists are also not allowed to enjoy the Charppa waterfalls...

  • 80% of Kuwaitis believe use of ‘wasta’ necessary to secure jobs

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of August 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a report on promoting growth and inclusiveness in the Middle East and North Africa, showing that about 80 percent of Kuwaitis believe the use of ‘wasta’ (influence) is necessary to secure jobs — the third highest after Lebanon and Jordan, and the highest in the Gulf, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the report, less than 76 percent of Emiratis believe that ‘wasta’ is necessary in getting employed, while 62 percent of Qataris think it i...

  • Baby on board Indigo flight dies after breathing problem

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of August 2018

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: A four-month-old boy developed breathing problem on a Patna-bound flight and died at the Hyderabad airport Tuesday, the police said. The baby was travelling with his parents from Bengaluru on an Indigo flight when he developed a breathing problem, they said. The airline said the crew of the flight 6E 897 decided to divert to Hyderabad and requested for an ambulance and a doctor at the airport. On landing, the boy was rushed to a private hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, the police said. So...

  • Several nurses aged 65 and above terminated

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health has laid down a comprehensive health services plan for pilgrims this year, reports Annahar daily. The plan consists of three phases: the first phase includes services before Hajj such as vaccination, issuance of health cards to pilgrims, and providing the required training for members and officials of Hajj caravans. The second phase includes provision of medicines, equipment and transportation; while the third consists of services after Hajj like the provision of preventive medicines to protect th...

  • Rising concern: Idukki water level touches 2,395.42 ft at 12 noon

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of July 2018

    Thiruvananthapuram: The water level in the Idukki reservoir in Kerala touched 2395.42 feet at 12 noon on Tuesday. After the water level touched 2,395 feet on Monday night, just eight feet short of the full level, an orange alert was issued by the authorities. Authorities have asked all those living along the banks of Periyar River to stay alert. The full reservoir level of the dam is 2,403 feet. Orange alert implies that the present condition has the capacity to significantly impact the people in the affected areas. The Kerala State Disa...

  • National Defence Academy Cadets To Be Taught Kashmiri, Pashto And Dari

    Posted on : Monday 30th of July 2018
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    PUNE: The National Defence Academy in Pune has included Kashmiri, Pashto and Dari languages in its curriculum from this academic year, a move that will help young officers during their posting in Jammu and Kashmir. The course started this month and these languages will be compulsorily taught to cadets in their last year (of the three-year course) at the academy, a National Defence Academy (NDA) official told PTI. "Young leaders are invariably required to serve on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, where Pashto and D...

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Inaugurates Patliputra University

    Posted on : Monday 30th of July 2018
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    PATNA, BIHAR: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday inaugurated the Patliputra University in Patna and launched its logo, anthem and website. "This university will be developed as an innovative one, different from others," Nitish Kumar said. He said the new university was named as Patliputra because it was the capital of ancient Magadh. Patliputra University has 100 colleges, including affiliated ones, which were earlier part of Magadh University. The university is likely to launch its first academic session f...

  • MoE begins hiring new teachers for school year – ‘Workers on maternity leaves draw full pay’

    Posted on : Monday 30th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Education on Sunday started taking procedures to appoint new Kuwaiti teachers for the next academic year, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources affirmed the ministry is now ready to receive these teachers in the hall of building number two. On the appointment of non-Kuwaiti teachers locally, the ministry will receive them next Sunday; adding that the ministry will appoint new non-Kuwaiti employees on Aug 14. All new teachers will be required to undergo a training course for seven days – two day...

  • Green alert along Periyar ahead of opening Idukki dam

    Posted on : Monday 30th of July 2018
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    Aluva: As the first alert ahead of opening the Idukki dam has been sounded amid rising water levels, the authorities are working full swing to regulate the cascading effects it will have on the downstream areas. The most densely populated stretch along the Aluva taluk will bear the maximum brunt, according to estimates drawn. The area has 18 villages under it, threatened with water logging once the shutters of the Cheruthoni dam of the Idukki reservoir are lifted. Foreseeing the prospect, revenue officials have located buildings ...

  • 49 Killed As Rain Wreaks Havoc In Uttar Pradesh

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of July 2018
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    NEW DELHI: At least 49 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in 48 hours, an official said on Saturday. The maximum number of rain-related deaths were reported in Saharanpur, where 11 people have died, a spokesperson of the Relief Commissioner's Office said. Three deaths were reported in Meerut while two death was reported in Bareilly.  While six deaths each have been reported from Agra and Meerut, four have died in Mainpuri, three in Kasganj, two each in Bareilly, Baghpat and Bulandshahr and one...

  • Sabarimala: Lord Ayyappa a 'juristic person' with right to be celibate, lawyer tells SC

    Posted on : Friday 27th of July 2018
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    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday said irrespective of the submissions that Lord Ayyappa of the Sabarimala temple has "celibate character", it cannot remain "oblivious" of the fact that the entry of women in the age group of 10-50 was barred on "physiological ground" of menstruation. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by chief justice Dipak Misra, however, termed "impressive" the persuasive and vehement submissions of advocate Sai Deepak, appearing for People for Dharma and NGO Chetna th...

  • Shrimp-fishing to begin Aug 1, end Jan 31, 2019

    Posted on : Friday 27th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), the General Department of Coast Guard, and Kuwait Fishermen Union announced that the season of shrimp fishing in the international waters will begin August 1 until Jan 31, 2019. They added the ban on shrimp fishing will officially start on February 1, 2019 and continue throughout July 31, 2019. At a joint press conference, the sectors called on fishermen to abide by the executive decree issued by PAAAFR in that concern, stressing that violators will face...

  • Pinarayi lauds brave Hanan, orders action against cyberbullies

    Posted on : Friday 27th of July 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: Hanan Hamid, the 19-year-old college student from Kochi, became a social media star overnight after her video of selling fish in her college uniform went viral. While many people including acclaimed filmmaker Arun Gopy came up with offers of a better livelihood for Hanan, she was the target of a section of netizens who trolled her alleging that she was fooling the society by sensational acts for promoting an upcoming Malayalam movie. Onmanorama had revealed Hanan's true life condition as she struggles to support her f...

  • 2,342 job ‘opportunities’ for highly qualified graduates

    Posted on : Friday 27th of July 2018
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    KUWAIT CITY : Recent Civil Service Commission (CSC) statistics indicate 2,342 job opportunities are available in public sector for highly qualified graduates; 1,400 for male and 1,370 for female, while the rest is unspecified, reports Al-Qabas daily. Statistics show 2,400 openings for the holders of Diploma, of which 780 are for male, 260 for female and the remaining is undetermined, while secondary certificate holders have 1,170 job opportunities for 730 male. Also, 154 jobs are available in public sector for secondary certificate h...

  • Alappuzha, Kottayam declared flood-hit

    Posted on : Friday 27th of July 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Disaster Management Authority has decided to declare Alappuzha and Kottayam as flood-affected districts. Farmers in districts notified as flood-affected will be entitled to crop insurance. The Authority has sanctioned Rs 2.44 crore to Alappuzha district to meet expenses required for remedial measures, out of which Rs1.69 crore will be spent on reconstruction of bunds and for prevention of waterlogging. The task will be assigned to the local organisation of paddy farmers, Padasekhara Samiti. Kottayam dis...

  • "Nothing New": Derek O'Brien On Mamata Banerjee's Name For PM

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of July 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said today 2018-19 is the "think federal" year, suggesting regional parties will play a crucial role at the Centre and projected Mamata Banerjee as one of the "most senior leaders in this matrix". He also said that Ms Banerjee's emergence as one of the front runners for the prime minister's post "is nothing new". His comments came a day after reports about the Congress being ready to accept any non-RSS candidate from among the Opposition as t...

  • MoH terminates services of 200 male, female expatriate nurses

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health has terminated the services of 200 male and female expatriate nurses who are more than 65 years old and are on second contract, reports Al-Anba daily. The ministry granted these nurses a grace period of three months to complete their procedures. This is in line with the decision of Health Minister Dr Bassel Al- Sabah (No. 61/2018) to terminate the services of expatriates who are more than 65 years old, except the doctors. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • IndiGo Grounds Five A320neo Aircraft In Delhi Due To Engine Troubles

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of July 2018
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    MUMBAI: InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, operator of IndiGo, said on Wednesday it grounded five Airbus A320neo aircraft at New Delhi airport after issues with their engines manufactured by United Technologies' Pratt & Whitney. The aircraft are expected to be back in service in the second half of August, InterGlobe Aviation said in a statement. India's aviation regulator in March had ordered immediate grounding of Airbus A320neo aircraft fitted with certain Pratt & Whitney engines. InterGlobe shares fell 3.2 percent to the...

  • Punish those who forged certs, say 71 percent of respondents

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Results of a questionnaire conducted by Al-Qabas electronic daily about the best way of dealing with the fake academic certificates issue revealed that 71 percent of the respondents called for punishing those who forged certificates, reports Al-Qabas daily. In addition, 13 percent stressed the need to put on trial those involved in the case, 12 percent requested for cancellation of the accreditation of fake degrees, and four percent believe that dismissal from the job is the best option. Meanwhile, Ministry of Health fo...

  • Over 2 lakh throng relief centres across Alappuzha

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of July 2018
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    Alappuzha: The coastal district of Alappuzha has been hard hit by the continuing downpour and subsequent floods. More than 2 lakh people, mostly from Kuttanad taluk, from the district are reportedly staying in relief camps. The total number of people in relief camps of the district is 2,04,064 from 50,693 families. Of the 84,618 people from 20,576 families in the 271 relief camps in the district, 15,710 are children. Over half of the people relying on relief camps in the district are from Kuttanad. The government figures excludes a large...

  • Protests In Maharashtra For Maratha Quota Escalate Over Suicide

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of July 2018

    MUMBAI:  Violent protests have erupted in parts of Maharashtra over the Maratha community's demand for quota in government jobs and education. The protests escalated after a man jumped into the river in Aurangabad on Monday. Calling the death "unfortunate", Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today appealed for calm and said the government was serious about a resolution. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • UP Government Draft Report Wants Taj Mahal Area To Be No-Plastic Zone

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of July 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh government today filed the first draft report of its vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal in the Supreme Court and said the entire precinct should be declared a no-plastic zone and all polluting industries in the region closed. The Uttar Pradesh government mentioned the matter before a bench of Justices MB Lokur and Deepak Gupta. The vision document was submitted after an angry Supreme Court on July 11 lashed out the state government for its apathy towards the 17th century Mugha...

  • Passenger Tweets Pic Of Bedbug Bites, Took Air India US To Mumbai Flight

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of July 2018
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    MUMBAI: A passenger who travelled Air India's Newark-Mumbai flight last week has posted disturbing photos of what she says are bedbug bites on her arm. Saumya Shetty is the second passenger in a week to complain about bedbugs on the same flight. Saumya Shetty, who travelled business class with her three children, including a baby, and arrived in Mumbai last Wednesday, says she developed rashes all over her body. She alleges that despite her complaint to the flight staff, she was forced to sleep in the same seat and got a seat change ...

  • Indian Navy Rescues 2 Crew Members From Floating Indonesian Dock

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of July 2018
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    KOCHI: The Indian Navy today rescued two crew members stranded inside an Indonesian floating dock which got grounded off Thottappally beach in Alappuzha district, a Defence spokesman said today. The floating dry dock, Al Fattan, coming from Sabang in Indonesia and headed to Abu Dhabi had got grounded off Thottappally beach two days ago. There was a request for assistance with rescue of two crew members stranded inside. An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) from Indian Naval Air Squadron 322 was launched by Southern Naval Command to ...

  • PAM ‘rejects’ any contract with salary less than KD 75 – KD 40 salary for worker refuted

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The post of former minister of Education Dr Ahmed Al-Mulaifion his Twitter account in which he said a laborer of a fuel station receives a monthly salary of KD 40 went viral on social media and attracted wide reactions from Twitter users. Several questions were raised about the contracts signed with the laborers who work at fuel stations. The relevant department of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) received requests for information in this regard, reports Al-Qabas daily. Informed sources denied that the monthly salary...

  • 80% of Kuwaitis believe use of ‘wasta’ necessary to secure jobs

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a report on promoting growth and inclusiveness in the Middle East and North Africa, showing that about 80 percent of Kuwaitis believe the use of ‘wasta’ (influence) is necessary to secure jobs — the third highest after Lebanon and Jordan, and the highest in the Gulf, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the report, less than 76 percent of Emiratis believe that ‘wasta’ is necessary in getting employed, while 62 percent of Qataris think it i...

  • Water Crosses 75 Percent In Nashik Dam After Heavy Rain In Maharashtra

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of July 2018
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    MUMBAI: Nearly half a dozen districts in North and Central Maharashtra received a good spell of rain yesterday with authorities releasing water from the Gangapur dam into the Godavari river in Nashik. Parbhani, Ahmednagar, Nashik, Aurangabad and Nanded districts received bountiful rains. According to the MeT department data, Parbhani received 46 mm of rainfall followed by Nashik and Sangli (western Maharashtra) at 21 mm each. Nashik, in North Maharashtra, has been receiving heavy rains in the last two days. Incessant downpour in ...

  • 6,000 e-passports issued daily

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The issuance of e-passports is proceeding at a steady pace, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a security source. The source told the daily that Director General of the Citizenship and Passport Affairs General Department in the Interior Ministry Brigadier Yousif Al- Sinen and his deputy Colonel Khalid Al-Bahwa are closely monitoring procedures to ensure issuance of the largest number of e-passports in August. The source called on citizens to check if there are cases filed against them that may hinder the issuance of e-passports....

  • 50 Wealthy Indians To Face Tax Scrutiny For Buying Nirav Modi Jewellery

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of July 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department has decided to re-assess the tax returns of over 50 high net-worth individuals who purchased costly jewellery from firms owned by absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi, official sources said. They said the taxman decided to initiate the step after a number of people, it sent notices asking them to explain the source of income for purchase of the jewellery, denied any cash payment made by them to Nirav Modi's firms. Officials said the department has gathered documents that indicate that these selec...

  • Bangalore mid-air doom averted after IndiGo aircraft 'face-off'

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of July 2018
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    Mumbai: Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted a mid-air collision over the Bangalore airspace on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident, industry sources said. The aircraft involved in the incident were operating on Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes. An IndiGo spokesperson confirmed the incident. The Hyderabad-bound plane had 162 passengers while the other aircraft was carrying 166 passengers. Sources told PTI that the vertical separation between the t...

  • National Testing Agency (NTA) To Conduct JEE Main, NEET Exams Twice From Next Year

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of July 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Education Minister Prakash Javadekar has announced that the national level engineering and medical entrance examinations - JEE Main and NEET - will be held twice a year from 2019 in online mode. The minister announced this in a press conference in New Delhi today. According to the minister, Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) will be held by newly formed examination conducting agency, National Testing Agency (NTA). Apart from NEET and JEE Main, NTA will also conduct Na...

  • Rush to get e-passports – ‘Old passports invalid’

    Posted on : Friday 6th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate- General of Nationality, Passports and Travel Documents said there is coordination between the ministries of Interior in the GCC countries to allow travel between their countries using Civil IDs, reports Al-Anba daily quoting security sources. The sources added, the GCC ministries of Interior were informed by Kuwait that June 30, 2018 was the last date for Kuwaitis to use their old passports and that any Kuwaiti who wants to travel to any GCC country must use the new e-passport. The sources added, following ...

  • Customs officer urges passengers not to accept bags from unknown people

    Posted on : Friday 6th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Air Customs Department at the General Administration of Customs, Walid Al-Nasser, has called on passengers to check their baggage only, not to accept bags from unknown people saying the passenger will be held legally liable for the bags in his/her possession. During a tour of the airport to get first hand information about the preparations being made by the General Administration of Customs for the travel season, Al- Nasser told the daily, if the passenger carries cash of up to $10,000 or its equivalent in local...

  • India To Get Control Of Sri Lanka Airport Adjoining Port Given To China

    Posted on : Friday 6th of July 2018
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    COLOMBO: India has agreed to form a joint venture with Sri Lanka to operate the country's loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, their Civil Aviation Minister has told Parliament. The $210 million facility, 241km south-east of Colombo, is dubbed the "world's emptiest airport" due to a lack of flights. India would operate the airport as a Sri Lanka-India joint venture, Sri Lanka's parliament was told on Wednesday. The joint venture would see India gain a major stake of the airport, he ...

  • Prayers Mark Dalai Lama's 83rd Birthday Celebrations

    Posted on : Friday 6th of July 2018
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    LEH: Special prayers were held in this mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir for the long life of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who turned 83 today. Large crowds donning traditional dresses began to assemble from morning at the Shewatsel Phodrang complex on the outskirts of Leh for the celebrations. The Dalai Lama, revered by the Tibetans as a "living god", attended the prayers and blessed the gathering. "This time again His Holiness decided to celebrate his birthday with the people of Leh,...

  • Emirates Takes "Hindu Meal" Off Menu, Says Other Options For Vegetarians

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of July 2018
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    DUBAI: Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has taken the "Hindu meal" off the menu, citing a review of its services and customer feedback. In a statement on Wednesday, the airline said the decision to withdraw the Hindu meal option from its in-flight menu was taken following a review of the on-board products and services. "As part of our continuous review of the products and services available to customers, Emirates can confirm that it will discontinue the Hindu meal option. We constantly review our offering, taking into con...

  • ‘Can’t blame expats for traffic chaos on roads’ – Better planning must

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Society of Engineers (KSE) has reacted to the report on traffic congestion with KSE Chairperson Eng Faisal Al-Otul arguing that the issue is not about building new roads, because this solution is not enough unless a comprehensive system is in place; while exonerating expatriates from the accusation of causing such a crisis, reports Al-Rai daily. In his statement to the press, Al-Otul stressed the need to find other solutions like the construction of a central parking area in the Capital Governorate and improving the ...

  • 1,431 expat staff terminated from public sector jobs in 2nd qtr of ’18

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : A total of 1,431 expatriate employees were terminated from their jobs in the public sector during the second quarter of 2018. Therefore, the total number of expatriate employees whose services were terminated since the beginning of 2018 reached 1,629, reports Aljarida daily. The abovementioned information was revealed by the second statistics of the year 2018 concerning state employees issued recently by Civil Service Commission’s Information Systems Center for the second quarter of 2018 until July 1. According to the...

  • ‘166,000 expats among 215,000 applicants for license last year’

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Recent statistics of the General Traffic Department indicates a total of 215,368 individuals constituting 49,644 Kuwaitis (23 percent) and 165,724 expatriates (77 percent) applied for practical and theoretical driving tests in 2017, reports Al-Rai daily. It pointed to 90 percent success rate in the theoretical test, with 92,279 out of a total 102,821 applicants passing, while 101,279 applicants failed- including 32,786 Kuwaitis and 68,493 expatriates. It noted 95 percent of Kuwaiti applicants and 88 percent expatriates were...

  • MoE urges CSC to approve 2,000 jobs for new expat teachers

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has asked Civil Service Commission (CSC) to approve 2,000 job grades for the new expatriate teachers who will sign contracts with the ministry irrespective of whether they were hired locally or from overseas, reports Al-Anba daily. According to informed sources, Ministry of Education is in need of expatriate teachers of both genders for certain specializations especially Mathematics, Science and the languages. CSC intends to issue conditions such as limiting the hiring of expatriates for teaching and l...

  • ‘Govt allocated funds for 90,500 jobs for expatriates in ministries’ – New T4 opens July 25

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : In contrast to the trend and the government announced plans to recruit Kuwaitis in ministries and various government agencies, an official document which is obtained by the daily showed the government allocated funds for 90,500 jobs for non-Kuwaitis in ministries and government institutions by increasing about 5,000 new jobs for expatriates in those entities fiscal ended March 2019, reports Al-Anba daily. The document shows the new jobs are an addition to the number of existing jobs and does not include replacement of those...

  • Bid to generate jobs for Kuwaitis – ‘Establish public companies, privatize their administration’

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Khalil Al-Saleh has suggested establishing public companies and privatizing their administration as a way of generating job opportunities for Kuwaitis in the private sector, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Saleh also confirmed that the Job Crisis and Employee Replacement Committee in the Parliament has completed its report on the unemployment issue based on data provided by the relevant bodies. In its report, the committee recommended amendment of the Private Labor Law; especially the items on employment and indemnity to gi...

  • Dawood Ibrahim, Iqbal Kaskar, Anees Ibrahim Charged In Extortion Case

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of June 2018
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    THANE: The city police has filed a charge sheet against fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim and his brothers Iqbal Kaskar, and Anees Ibrahim in connection with an extortion case filed on the complaint by a prominent builder last year. "The charge-sheet was filed in the district court on Thursday," a senior inspector of Thane police's Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC) said today. In October last year, the police had registered an offence of extortion based on the complaint of the builder against Iqbal Kaskar and the gang members of Dawo...

  • Cyclonic Circulations Warning In Maharashtra, Gujarat: Mumbai Weather Department

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of June 2018
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    MUMBAI: The Indian Meteorological Department in Mumbai has issued warnings of cyclonic circulations over the northeast Arabian Sea off north Gujarat coast at upper levels and the east-central Arabian Sea off south Maharashtra coast in a higher level. In an official statement, weather department in Mumbai said, "The off-shore trough at mean sea level from south Gujarat coast to north Kerala coast now runs from south Maharashtra Coast to Kerala coast. This situation is very likely to cause heavy to very heavy rainfall along the west c...

  • PM Modi Visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee At AIIMS For The Third Time

    Posted on : Friday 29th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI: This is the third time Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited the former Prime Minister, who was admitted to the country's premier hospital on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, chest congestion, urinary tract infection and urine output on the lower side. PM Modi was at the AIIMS today where he laid the foundation stone for the National Centre for Ageing and also inaugurated a super speciality and an emergency block at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. The Prime Minister also inaugurated a 300-bed Power Grid Vishram ...

  • Indian Naval Officer Ready To Conquer "Golden Globe Race"

    Posted on : Friday 29th of June 2018
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    VISAKHAPATNAM: Naval officer Commander Abhilash Tomy, the only Indian to sail around the world non-stop and solo,is ready for his second solo circumnavigation. He will sail the boat 'Thuriya' around the world in historic 'Golden Globe Race' which will be flagged off from Les Sables d'Olonne, France on July 1. A total of 18 sailors will be starting the race. Commander Tomy is a special invitee at this race, according  to a Navy release in Visakhapatnam today. The race is being held to commemorate 50 years ...

  • 5 people dead after chartered plane crashes in Mumbai's Ghatkopar

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of June 2018
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    MUMBAI: Five people died after a chartered plane crashed into Mumbai's Ghatkopar locality on Thursday afternoon. The first responders and emergency teams have reached the spot and rescue operations are currently underway. The crash took place in Jagruti building near Ghatkopar's Sarvodaya Hospital at around 1.30 pm, police said. Immediately after the crash, the plane burst into flames. Fire brigade teams have rushed to the spot. All the four persons onboard - pilot Captian Pradeep Rajput, co-pilot Captian Maria, an engineer S...

  • KPC reducing number of expatriate employees

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri stressed Wednesday interest in creating an encouraging atmosphere for young people and offering them developed services. This interest comes at the behest of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, instructing that due care be given to young people, empowering them and involving them in decision-making, Al- Jabri, who doubles as Minister of Information, said in a press statement after the 13th meeting of the Public Authority for Sports. Th...

  • ‘Drive carefully, visibility poor’

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait’s Interior Ministry has issued severe weather warnings across the country, calling on drivers to take extra precaution due to impaired visibility. Motorists are encouraged to strictly abide by traffic regulations and should not hesitate to ask for assistance by dialing the emergency number 112. Meanwhile, maritime traffic has also been paralyzed in Kuwaiti ports as a result of the deteriorating weather conditions, Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) announced. Navigation operations have been suspended indefinitely at Shuw...

  • Rupee breaches 69 per dollar for the first time, may lead to high inflation, worsen current account deficit

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of June 2018
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    New Delhi: The embattled Indian Rupee plunged by 28 paise to hit an all-time low of 68.89 against the US dollar on Thursday morning on strong month-end dollar demand from importers and banks amid sustained foreign capital outflows. Minutes later,  rupee collapsed to a lifetime low of 69.10 against the US dollar by plunging 49 paise. Consistent dollar demand from banks and importers, mainly oil refiners, following higher crude oil prices kept the rupee under pressure. Meanwhile, the benchmark Sensex was down by 90.26 points, or 0.25 ...

  • Kuwait holds last place among GCC in ‘terms’ of living costs for expats – 122nd in the world

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : According to a recent survey by Mercer, Kuwait occupied the last place among the GCC countries and 122nd place in the world in terms of living costs for expatriates, while Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Riyadh topped the chart among the Arab cities. With this statistics, Kuwait is considered the best place for expatriates to live in the matter of expenses, reports Al- Seyassah daily. Dubai took 26th place globally and Beirut 65th position, while Kuwait city occupied the fourth place among Arab cities preceded by Cairo, Rabat and Casa...

  • ‘Travel for Hajj by plane only as 180 on 1 caravan’

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Supreme Committee for Hajj Affairs from Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has fixed the coming Wednesday to receive price offers of Hajj packages for Bedoun residents, reports Al-Qabas daily. The committee revealed that the envelopes will be opened next Thursday, indicating that the ministry has set KD 1,300 as the maximum cost of Hajj package for Bedoun residents for the year 1439 AH. It declared that the registration process for caravans will be available online starting from July 1. Meanwhile, Undersecretary of M...

  • Uttarakhand To Experience Heavy Rains Till Saturday

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of June 2018
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    DEHRADUN: A heavy rain alert was issued on Wednesday in Uttarakhand for the next 72-hours till Saturday by the Regional Met Office that warned of very heavy showers specifically in the Kumaon region. The downpour is expected to begin on Thursday and go on till the weekend, an official told IANS. The sky has already been overcast since early Wednesday in many parts of the hill state. Warnings of thundershowers right from the afternoon that will develope into heavy rainfall, have been issued by the Met for the next 24-hours till Thursd...

  • Army Chief Rejects UN Report On Jammu and Kashmir As "Motivated"

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today slammed the UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir, dubbing it as "motivated". The human rights record of the Indian Army, he said, was well known to the people of Kashmir and to the international community. "I don't need to speak about the human rights record of the Indian Army. It is well known to all of you, it is well known to the people of Kashmir, and to the international community. I don't think we should get too concerned about the report, som...

  • Sushma Swaraj Introduces Passport Seva App To Bring "Passport Revolution"

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched a Passport Seva app for seamless application and issue of passports. Addressing the officials of several Passport Seva Kendras and members of the Ministry of External Affairs on the occasion of Passport Seva Diwas on Tuesday, Ms Swaraj mentioned that the two new schemes - passport application from anywhere in India, and filling passport application forms from mobile phones, would make the procedure for obtaining passports simpler. While terming the new Passport Seva app as a &qu...

  • Vijay Mallya Releases Letter To PM "To Put Things In Right Perspective"

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya today released a two-year-old letter (scroll down to read) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said in a statement he was "making every effort" to settle his dues to banks but he had been made the "Poster Boy" of bank default and a lightning rod for public anger. "I wrote letters to both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister on 15th April 2016 and am making these letters public to put things in the right perspective. No response was received from either of them,"...

  • Team from Kuwait Engineers Society and PAM to visit India

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : A delegation from Kuwait Engineers Society (KES) and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) will be visiting India soon to conduct a field visit of the engineering institutions in India. The delegation includes board member of the society Ali Mohsini, Head of Engineering Learning Committee Dr Mohammed Al-Awadhi and a number of members of the committee as well as Director of International Public Relations in PAM Jaber Al-Ali. Before taking off, Head of the delegation Mohsini met with the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Em...

  • India Most Dangerous Country For Women, US Ranks Third: Survey

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of June 2018
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    LONDON:  India is the world's most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labour, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women's issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia. The only western nation in the top 10 was the United States, which ranked joint third when respondents were asked where women were most at risk of sexual ...

  • Eid Al-Adha can be 5 days or 9 days holiday in August

    Posted on : Monday 25th of June 2018
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    KUWAIT CITY: Eid Al-Adha holidays, which will be in the month of August, can be either for five days or nine days depending on when Dhu Al-Hijjah month starts and the Cabinet’s decision,  quoting reliable sources. They explained that, in case it is confirmed that the start of Dhu Al-Hijjah is on Monday, Aug 13, the holidays will be for five days. The Arafat Waqfa (Standing on Mount Arafat) will be on Tuesday, Aug 21 and the first day of Eid will be on Wednesday, Aug 22. The five-day holidays will include four days of Eid (Wedn...

  • Baba Ramdev To Have Wax Statue At London's Madame Tussauds

    Posted on : Monday 25th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said today that he will soon have a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds in London. The yoga guru said his statue at the famous museum will "motivate" people across the globe to adopt a Yogic lifestyle. SK Tijarawala, spokesperson for Patanjali, said that Ramdev received the proposal few months back, and after much persuasion, decided to accept it. Madame Tussauds London already has wax figures of Indian personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Kha...

  • ‘Evict bachelors’ from private residential areas

    Posted on : Monday 25th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Member of the Municipal Council Muhammad Al- Raqeeb has warned on the prevalence of bachelors in private residential areas. In a statement, Al-Raqeeb expressed resentment on the phenomenon of bachelors living in private housing areas due to the lackluster attitude of relevant bodies in confronting the situation. He stressed the issue threatens security among Kuwaiti families, so many of them have been forced to leave their houses or relocate to other cities upon the invasion of places such as Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Omariya and ...

  • Revamped Business Class, New Menu: Air India Plans After Stake Sale Flop

    Posted on : Monday 25th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  State-run Air India will revamp its business and first class cabins on international flights to try to boost revenues by wooing more high-paying passengers, a top official from the airline said on Friday, days after a plan to privatise the ailing airline was called off. The government on Wednesday shelved a plan to sell a 76 percent stake in the debt-laden carrier due to lack of interest from bidders, a government official said, marking the latest setback for its efforts to rescue the airline. Air India, known for it...

  • Bengal girl mistakes pistol for toy, shoots mother

    Posted on : Monday 18th of June 2018
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    Kolkata: A girl in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot and critically injured her mother while playing with a loaded pistol. The woman had found the pistol outside their home and given to her daughter, thinking it was a toy, the police said. According to police, Kakoli Jana found the pistol in a garden outside their house at Khanakul in Arambag on Sunday. As the girl was playing with it, she fired it accidentally, shooting her mother in the back, a police officer said. "The injured woman was rushed ...

  • India Working To Become $5 Trillion Economy By 2025: President Kovind

    Posted on : Monday 18th of June 2018
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    ATHENS:  India is striving to become a $5 trillion economy and the world's third largest consumer market by 2025, President Ram Nath Kovind has said as he highlighted investment opportunities in the country. President Kovind, the first Indian president to travel to Greece in 11 years, arrived here on Saturday on the first leg of his three-nation tour. Addressing the diaspora in Athens, he said his visit will strengthen ties between India and Greece. President Kovind praised overseas Indians for playing an important role ...

  • Indian Railways' Mail And Express Trains To Get A Beige And Brown Look

    Posted on : Monday 18th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The dark blue coaches of Indian Railways will be a thing of the past now as the public transporter would be repainting all Mail/Express trains in a new colour scheme - beige and brown. The freshly-painted Delhi-Pathankot Express with 16 coaches will be the first train to be rolled out by this month's end with the new colour scheme developed by the in-house team of Northern Railway. The colour of premium trains -- including Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto -- will however not be changed and only Mail/Express service...

  • Believers celebrate Eid in Kerala

    Posted on : Friday 15th of June 2018
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    New Delhi: Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, was celebrated with fervour in Kerala on Friday. The rest of the country will celebrate the festival on Saturday. Eid-ul-Fitr, that symbolises peace and brotherhood, is marked with feasts and the faithful offers prayers at mosques and idgahs to seek blessings of the divine. People, especially children, dress up in their traditional fineries to mark the festival that spreads the message of brotherhood and communal amity. For the rest of the country...

  • Several measures executed at airport ahead of Eid holidays

    Posted on : Friday 15th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has embarked on several measures ahead of summer vacation and Eid Al-Fitr holiday to make the journey easy for passengers departing and arriving, and also reduce the rate of pressure and congestion at Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to a recent report, measures implemented include the approval of automatic baggage check, creation of two halls; the first hall for the issuance of visas and the second one for transit passengers, introduction of ho...

  • PM Modi Bats For RuPay Says Digital India Is Fight Against Touts

    Posted on : Friday 15th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his pet Digital India initiative is a war against touts and middlemen, helping check black money and black marketing while creating immense job opportunities in small towns and rural areas. Interacting with beneficiaries of the various Digital India efforts, PM Modi pushed for use of RuPay, the Indian version of credit/debit card, saying when other similar cards are used the transaction or processing fee goes to foreign companies. However, when RuPay is used, the money remains in I...

  • ‘India’s seasonal trough affects Kuwait weather’

    Posted on : Friday 15th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Meteorological Centre (KMC) said Thursday, the country is still affected by India’s seasonal trough, which supplies the region with hot, relatively dry air masses. Weather Forecast Monitor at Kuwait Meteorological Centre Abdul-Aziz Al-Qarawi said in a statement to KUNA, “the hot and dry air masses are breaking the soil causing dust in the air of north-west wind activity and also leading to a decrease of horizontal vision in some areas, especially in daylight hours, starting from Saturday until next Mond...

  • CSC adopts new mechanism for recruitment of expat teachers

    Posted on : Friday 15th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has adopted a new mechanism for the recruitment of expatriate teachers as part of procedures to develop the educational system, reports Al-Qabas daily. Sources told the daily that the CSC has asked the Ministry of Education to set the conditions for hiring expatriate teachers, such as the minimum academic mark of the applicants should be ‘very good’. The CSC also stressed the need for the concerned authorities in Kuwait to accredit the academic qualifications of applicants, add...

  • Jagannath Temple Keys Found, Puri Collector Says It's Lord's "Miracle"

    Posted on : Friday 15th of June 2018
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    PURI:  The "duplicate keys" of Puri Jagannath temple's treasury have been found, prompting Puri collector Aravind Agarwal to say the recovery was a "miracle" of the Lord. Opposition political parties, however, sought to know as to what happened to the original keys. The Puri district administration, which came to know on April 4 that the keys of the temple treasury's inner chambers were missing, stumbled upon a brown sealed envelope containing the duplicate keys on Thursday. Four personnel, who were l...

  • Teams formed to monitor prices during Eid: report

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced Wednesday the formation of three inspecting teams to regulate and follow up on goods prices in all markets during Eid Al- Fitr. Each team includes 30 inspectors who cover all governorates in the country to ensure availability of various kinds of goods in all markets and control their prices coinciding with the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr, said the Control and Consumer Protection Sector at the Ministry in a statement. The ministry is keen to prevent the exploitation of consumers and...

  • ‘Tie bags before dumping’ – KD 300 fine for littering

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Public Hygiene and Road Works at the Hawalli Branch of Kuwait Municipality Dr Saad Al-Jalawi said the administration is working hard and diligently in implementing the contracts with cleaning companies in order to achieve sustainability in the cleaning process, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Jalawi added, those who dump garbage in open garbage bags will have to pay KD 300 fine. He said all garbage bags must be tied before they are dumped in the garbage bin. He added people caught throwing cigarette butts and paper t...

  • Singapore Airlines Probes Claims Of Rude Crew In Facebook Post: Report

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of June 2018
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    SINGAPORE:  The Singapore Airlines (SIA) is looking into allegations of rude crew behaviour made by a passenger on a recent flight from Singapore to Kolkata which was delayed by almost three hours, a media report said in Sinagpore today. On June 8, Flight SQ516 had experienced technical issues on the ground, resulting in a delay of two hours and 52 minutes. In a Facebook post, Chandni Doulatramani, who was on the plane, claims that cabin crew were rude to passengers who had asked why the flight was delayed, the Straits Times rep...

  • ‘Double swiping’ of payment cards by some shops could be dangerous

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Some shops have formed the habit of ‘double swiping’ payment cards at the electronic cash register after obtaining the initial authorization from the payment card issuer to collect details and personal data for purposes related to internal accounting or marketing, says Secretary General of the Union of Kuwait Banks Dr Hamad Al-Hasawi. Dr Al-Hasawi declared the practice could be dangerous to the card user, especially if the systems of the shops are hacked or in case of data leakage. He said an incident compelled ...

  • Crescent Sighting Authority will meet on Thursday evening: MoJ

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Justice has announced that Kuwait Crescent Sighting Authority will meet on Thursday evening — the 29th day of Ramadan — in the headquarters of Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies for the Shawwal Crescent sighting, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement, the ministry called on anyone who might see the Shawwal Crescent, which will mark Eid Al-Fitr, to give his testimony. The ministry then greeted the political leadership, citizens, expatriates and all Muslims on the occasion of...

  • India, US Agree To Hold Comprehensive Talks To Address Trade Issues

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of June 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  India and the US have agreed to hold official-level comprehensive talks to address trade and economic issues, days after President Donald Trump accused New Delhi of charging 100 per cent tariff on some of the US goods. The decision in this regard was taken during a series of meetings visiting Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu had with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. "We will now work together to expand (bilateral) trade," Mr Prabhu told a group of...

  • KSRTC again, airline employee's thank you post goes viral

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of June 2018
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    Kollam: Young airline employee Athira Jayan is surprised that her social media post thanking a state transport crew for the concern shown to her has gone viral. “I am in the habit of congratulating those who do a good job. I just did it again,” Athira said. The 24-year-old customer service officer at IndigoAir, Kochi, had boarded a Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) bus from Athani, near the Cochin International Airport, after 9.30 pm and got down at the Shankaramangalam stop in Chavara in Kollam district at ...

  • Indian Army test-fires Smerch rockets, hits targets 90 km away

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of June 2018
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    In yet another boost to the Indian Army, the Smerch guided missile-cum-multi barrel rockets successfully hit targets around 90 kilometres away at Rajasthan's Pokhran field firing range on Monday to clear the trial. Developed jointly by India and Russia, two versions of the Smerch - 9MMF and 9.55K - were test-fired. A team senior Indian army officers and Russian scientists witnessed the test firing. The missiles/rockets are state-of-art and their direction can be controlled/changed to hit moving targets or if they deviate from their c...

  • Eid prayers to be held inside mosques this year

    Posted on : Monday 11th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Farid Al-Amadi, said the Eid Al-Fitr prayers this year will be held inside the mosques in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, keeping in mind the safety of worshipers, reports Al-Rai daily. Amadi said in a statement: “Eid prayers in the squares is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that he wanted the worshippers to emulate, because he did not pray in the mosque except during rainy days or if there was an excuse.” However, the Ministry of I...

  • US President Donald Trump threatens to stop trading with India over high tariffs

    Posted on : Monday 11th of June 2018
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    Quebec City: American President Donald Trump on Sunday hit out at India for levying tariffs on US goods, while pushing his 'America first' motto. Trump said the US will do whatever is necessary to have fair trade relations with other countries. “I mean, we have India, where some of the tariffs are 100 per cent. A hundred per cent. And we charge nothing. We can’t do that. And so we are talking to many countries. We’re talking to all countries. And it’s going to stop. Or we’ll stop trading with them. A...

  • MoE to refer suspicious certificates to Public Prosecution, says minister

    Posted on : Monday 11th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azmi revealed that Ministry of Higher Education will examine all accredited certificates, irrespective of whether they are issued newly or were issued in the previous years, and will refer suspicious certificates to the Public Prosecution for required legal action, reports Al-Anba daily. Meanwhile, the minister said all higher education institutions are ready to receive applications from fresh applicants for admission to university and applied education institute as wel...

  • Eid Al-Fitr holidays from 15th June to 18th June

    Posted on : Monday 11th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Sunday that Eid Al-Fitr holiday would be on Friday, June 15, and would end Monday, June 18. Official working hours shall resume on Tuesday, June 19, whether Eid began on Friday or Saturday, CSC said in a press statement. State authorities with special working hours should arrange their work timing in a way that serves the public interest. (KUNA) ...

  • 7 Students On Way To College Picnic Run Over By Bus On UP Expressway

    Posted on : Monday 11th of June 2018

    KANNAUJ:  At least seven students of a college in Uttar Pradesh were killed and others seriously injured after a speeding state-run bus crushed them on the Agra-Lucknow expressway, police said. The group of students from Sant Kabir Nagar were headed for Agra for a picnic in a bus. However, early this morning, their bus ran out of diesel in Kannauj district. The students de-boarded the bus on the expressway. They were waiting for it to refuel on the highway when a bus hit them from behind. While some of the students died on t...

  • Heavy showers in Mumbai: Commuters struggle on water-logged roads, train services hit

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of June 2018
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    Mumbai: Traffic in Maximum City was once again reduced to a crawl as heavy showers on Saturday results in major roads getting submerged under water. Water-logging was reported from several parts of the city and while Saturday meant many offices were shut, many motorists found themselves wading through deep waters. Pedestrians were especially vulnerable as cars and bikes moved towards the side of the roads to avoid possibly submerged obstacles. Areas like Andheri, Dadar, Parel, Cuff Parade and Borivali are especially affected. Mumbai ...

  • PM Modi Arrives In China To Attend Shanghai Cooperation Summit

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of June 2018
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    QINDAO:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Qindao today on a two-day visit primarily to attend the annual summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO which is likely to deliberate on several pressing global issues including future of Iran nuclear deal, the impact of US sanctions on Russia and situation in the Indo-Pacific region. It is PM Modi's second visit to China in little over five weeks. He was in the Chinese city of Wuhan on April 27 and 28 to attend an informal summit with President Xi Jinping. Diplomats...

  • Shah Rukh Khan's Cousin Noor Jehan To Contest Pakistan Elections

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of June 2018
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    ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN:  Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's cousin Noor Jehan is set to contest the upcoming general elections in Pakistan on July 25 from a constituency in Peshawar. Ms Jehan, who has already filed her nominations to fight in the polls, will be contesting from the PK-77 constituency of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly. "I want to work for women's empowerment. I'd like to focus on the problems in my constituency," Ms Jehan was quoted by The Express Tribune as saying. Her brother, Mans...

  • ‘1st day of Eid al-Fitr to be on June 15’

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Department of Astronomy and Space at the Scientific Club Wednesday announced that the first day of Eid al-Fitr for the month of Shawwal in the astronomical year 1439 AH will fall on Friday, June 15. Director of the department Ali Abdul- Kareem Bouabbas said the conjunction of birth of the crescent for the month of Shawwal will occur on Wednesday, June 13 at 22:43 Kuwait time, and according to astronomical calculations, sunset will be at 18:47 and the moon sighted at 19:27 on Thursday, 29th of Ramadan for approximately 1...

  • Amid Deaths And Scares, Kerala Doctors The Real Warriors In Battle Against Nipah

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of June 2018
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    KOZHIKODE:  After the brain-damaging Nipah virus claimed 16 lives in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, two samples which initially tested positive, have now tested negative, health officials said. Blood samples of 244 suspected Nipah cases have also tested negative bringing a sense of relief in the state. "Of the 18 confirmed cases, 16 people died and two have survived. They have tested negative after days of critical care. But they will be under observation for at least 21 days," Kozhikode Additional Distri...

  • ‘Female expat teachers have no right to receive housing grants if their spouses receive the same’

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Concerning the enquiry of Ministry of Education about granting housing allowance to female expatriate teachers whose husbands work at the Mosques Sector of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Civil Service Commission (CSC) affirmed that these teachers should not be granted housing allowance because Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs provides houses for their husbands at a low rent of KD 50 per month, reports Al-Rai daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at Ministry of Education Nahla Bin Naji said these fem...

  • 10 Pilgrims Killed After Minibus Rams Stationary Truck On Mumbai-Agra Highway

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of June 2018

    NASHIK:  At least 10 pilgrims were killed and several injured when their minibus rammed a stationary truck on Mumbai-Agra national highway in Maharashtra's Nashik, police said. The pilgrims were travelling from Ujjain to Ulhasnagar in Thane when the accident occurred near Chandwad this morning, an officer said. "The front tyre of the minibus burst and the driver lost control of the vehicle which rammed a stationery truck containing sand. The truck was parked on the side of the road," Inspector AR Mohite told news a...

  • Flash floods likely in Kerala, 4 other states amid rains

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of June 2018
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    New Delhi: The central government has warned Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat on India's western coast that heavy rainfall this week may lead to 'flash floods' and swelling of rivers originating in the Western Ghats. A forecast by India Meteorological Department indicates that 'heavy to very heavy rainfall' is likely at a few places and 'extremely heavy fall' at isolated places over Konkan and Goa, central Maharashtra from June 7-12, the ministry of water resources said in an advisory. "...

  • Qatar Airways To Soon Apply For Domestic Airline In India: CEO Akbar Al Baker

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of June 2018
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    SYDNEY:  Qatar Airways will "soon" move an application to launch a full-service airline in India for domestic operations, according to its chief Akbar Al Baker. The proposed airline would be fully financed by Qatar's sovereign fund. It would have Indians heading the board and as most of its members, Mr Baker confirmed. Mr Baker, who has been Qatar Airways' Group Chief Executive for over two decades, was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tu...

  • Pradyuman Murder Case: Juvenile Accused's Bail Plea Rejected

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of the minor, who is accused of murdering seven-year-old Pradyuman at Gurugram's Ryan International School. On May 21, a Child Sessions Court in Gurugram had ruled that the juvenile accused in Pradyuman murder case should be tried as an adult. The lawyer, representing the deceased student's family, Sushil Tekriwal, told ANI, "The Child Sessions Court upheld judgement by the Juvenile Justice Board that the juvenile be tried as an adult. He ...

  • ‘Pakistan to benefit from Kuwait’s ban on import of Indian fruits’ due to Nipah virus in Kerala

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Following the decision taken by Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) to ban the import of fruits and vegetables from India due to the outbreak of Nipah virus, Pakistan hopes that the import of fruits and vegetables from Pakistan to Kuwait will double, reports geo.tv.com quoting Vice- President of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI). He highlighted the warning issued by Kuwait’s Food Safety Department concerning the risk posed by Nipah virus to the lives of human beings and animals. Nip...

  • ‘5,000 job applications will be rejected for not having high school certificates’

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Member of the Replacement and Employment Crisis Committee of the National Assembly, MP Saleh Ashour said job applications of 5,000 Kuwaitis registered with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) will be rejected because they do not hold even high school certificates, particularly of those who refuse to take jobs commensurate with their qualifications and those who do not upgrade their data, reports Al-Rai daily. Ashour explained those who hold secondary school certifi- cates and are not below 25 years of age cannot register wit...

  • On Unprovoked Attack During Ramzan, Defence Minister's Message To Pak

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today categorically said India will honour the Ramzan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir but will respond to any unprovoked attack. "When it is an unprovoked attack, the army was given the right to retaliate... We honour the ceasefire but a margin was given to us when there is an unprovoked attack," Ms Sitharaman said at a function to mark her ministry's achievements in Delhi today. Amid repeated terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and repeated ceasefire violations by Pak...

  • Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Big Sand Turtle On World Environment Day

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of June 2018
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    BHUBANESWAR:  Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a huge sand turtle at Puri beach on the occasion of World Environment Day today with a message to curb plastic pollution. Mr Pattnaik said he has "created the 55 ft long 30 ft wide sand sculpture of turtle by using about 30 tonne of sand with some colour sand." Plastic bottles have been used on the sculpture with message "Beat plastic pollution", he said. The theme for 2018, "Beat Plastic Pollution", is a call to action for all of ...

  • After ‘Modicare’, PM Modi's Next Ambitious Scheme Targets 500 Million Workers

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of June 2018
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to extend a welfare program to India's 500 million workers as he bids for re-election in 2019, but he has limited time and resources to implement the ambitious plan. PM Modi aims to initially provide three programs -  old age pension, life insurance and maternity benefits, while leaving out unemployment, child support and other benefits - to most working citizens, government officials said, asking not to be identified as discussions are private. While it could translate into significant po...

  • Pilot Killed After Air Force's Jaguar Crashes In Gujarat

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of June 2018
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    An Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar aircraft crashed in Gujarat's Kutch soon after take-off this morning, killing the pilot. Reports suggest the plane flew from the Jamnagar air base and crashed near a village. It reportedly hit cattle grazing in a field, killing them. The aircraft, flown by Air Commodore Sanjay Chauhan, was on a routine training mission, a defence spokesperson said. The plane's debris was strewn on the fields near a village in Kutch, around 340 km from Ahmedabad. The incident comes months after an IAF helicopte...

  • NEET 2018 results out

    Posted on : Monday 4th of June 2018
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    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 result. How to check the results The results have been published on the official website cbseneet.nic.in. As many as 13,26,725 candidates from across the country had appeared for the exam on May 6. In Kerala, nearly one lakh candidates, including many from neighbouring Tamil Nadu, appeared for the examination in 39 centres across 10 districts. Last year, the test was mired in controversy after a girl ...

  • Ferrari sportscar crashes on Kolkata flyover, driver dead

    Posted on : Monday 4th of June 2018
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    Kolkata: A Ferrari sportscar being driven by a city-based businessman as part of a motorcade of high-performance cars here on Sunday crashed into a parapet of a flyover, leaving him dead and a passenger grievously injured. The incident happened in the morning of Sunday when 43-year-old Shibaji Roy was returning from a morning drive in a two-seater Ferrari California T sportscar. The car was part of a motorcade which included other high-end cars including two BMWs, two Porsches and a Lamborghini. It is reported that the Ferrari was on NH6...

  • Major private school reforms sought – Bill to target penalties, tuition, student affairs

    Posted on : Monday 4th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Finance Dr Nayef Al-Hajraf has affirmed that the Financial Sustainability Project is aimed at reducing the State’s budget deficit to KD 3 billion. The minister made the statement after his meeting with the parliamentary Financial and Budgets committees recently. He explained that this is the reason behind the government’s proposal to obtain KD 25 billion loan from the general reserves of the State. He disclosed this amount will be used only for the implementation of governmental development proje...

  • NCERT syllabus to be chopped by half, more focus on life skills and value-based education

    Posted on : Monday 4th of June 2018
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    Kolkata (West Bengal): The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to drastically cut down the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus. Apprising about the development, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the current NCERT syllabus is `cramped` without any focus on physical education, life skills and value-based education. As a result, the syllabus will now be cut down by half. “Education is not just memorising and putting it down in answer sheet,” said Javadekar sai...

  • ‘Women to occupy senior positions in Awqaf ministry in coming weeks’

    Posted on : Monday 4th of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs will witness some changes in various departments in the coming weeks with the aim of giving chances to the youth especially women to occupy senior positions in the ministry, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They indicated that Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fahad Al-Afasi will issue a decision on filling 17 supervisory vacancies including positions of directors, heads of departments, technical directors and monitors in addition to the posit...

  • Tamil Actor Sangeetha Balan Arrested For Allegedly Running Prostitution Ring

    Posted on : Monday 4th of June 2018
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    CHENNAI:  Tamil actor Sangeetha Balan has been arrested for allegedly running a prostitution racket in Chennai. Several women from different states were rescued from a resort in Chennai and sent to a rehabilitation centre, police said. Her partner Satish, who allegedly helped Sangeetha trap young girls with promises of roles in films and TV shows, has also been arrested. Sangeetha made her debut in the Tamil film industry with Karuppu Roja in 1996. She is also popular on TV for her roles in shows such as, Vani Rani, Chellamay Av...

  • PM Modi Unveils Plaque At Singapore's Clifford Pier Paying Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of June 2018
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    SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore's former premier Goh Chok Tong jointly unveiled a plaque to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the immersion site of his ashes at the waterfront Clifford pier in the city-state. Over 250 members of the Indian community, led by Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong joined the ceremony at the pier, which is now a heritage landmark in the Fullerton Hotel Complex. The Prime Minister who was in Singapore on the last leg of his three-nation tour tweeted, "Emeritu...

  • Youth, father of 3 sons, held for abandoning newborn girl in church

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of June 2018

    Kochi: A youth here was arrested by the Elamakkara police on Saturday for abandoning his newborn girl before the confessional chamber of a church. The two-day old's parents were traced from Wadakancherry in Thrissur Saturday morning, the police said. The father of the baby will be charged under various sections of IPC and Juvenile Justice Act, police said. CCTV footage aired by television channels and circulated on social media showed a couple leaving the child in the premises of St George Forane Church Friday evening. The securi...

  • 15 Dead In Thunderstorms Across Uttar Pradesh

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of June 2018
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    As many as 15 people were reported dead and nine others injured after a thunderstorm hit various regions of Uttar Pradesh on Friday. An UP government spokesperson today said that most of the deaths were caused due to falling of trees and house collapse. Moradabad in western UP was the most affected district in the state, with as many as seven deaths reported from the district, followed by three deaths from Sambhal, the state government spokesman said. Two deaths were reported each from Muzaffarnagar and Meerut, while one death was re...

  • Dust Storms Likely In Delhi, Neighbouring States Today

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning are likely in the national capital today, the Met department has said. The India Meteorological Department warning comes despite the city witnessing clear sky in the morning. "The sky was mainly clear in the morning. However, there is possibility of dust storms and thunderstorms towards the afternoon and evening," an India Meteorological Department official forecast for the National Capital Region. Neighbouring states, including Uttarakhand, Haryan...

  • Kurinji 2018: Online ticket sales to start by June end

    Posted on : Friday 1st of June 2018
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    Munnar: The online ticket sales for the Kurinji 2018 season will commence by the end of June with revised entry fees, according to the Idukki district administration. A revamped and more user-friendly website of the Wildlife Department will go live on the same date. Online sales: “Seventy-five per cent of the ticket sales are going to be through online,” confirmed Munnar wildlife warden R. Lakshmi. Offline sales: Rest of the 25 per cent of the tickets will be sold from counters set up in Marayoor Wildlife Complex and Old ...

  • About 3 pct of Kuwaiti public school students vape: Health

    Posted on : Friday 1st of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait’s Ministry of Health (MoH) said that raising public awareness and establishing more smoking- prevention clinics are the best ways to open channels of communications with citizens and residents in Kuwait. This manifested in the opening of seven accredited clinics under the umbrella of the national program to combat smoking. Furthermore, increasing taxes on tobacco products and reducing their affordability would also contribute in limiting such epidemic, Rapporteur of the Standing Committee of the Natio...

  • Bodh Gaya Blasts: 5 Indian Mujahideen Terrorists Given Life Imprisonment

    Posted on : Friday 1st of June 2018
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    PATNA:  Five Indian Mujahideen terrorists, convicted by a special National Investigation Agency or NIA court in the 2013 Bodh Gaya blasts case, were sentenced to life imprisonment today. Special NIA judge Manoj Kumar Sinha awarded the punishment to the five accused - Imtiyaz Ansari, Haider Ali, Mujib Ullah, Omair Siddiqui and Azharuddin Qureishi - who had been convicted on May 25. The well-known Buddhist pilgrimage town of Bodh Gaya was rocked by a series of blasts on July 7, 2013. Though there were no casualties, several people...

  • After UAE, Kuwait intends to ban import of vegetables and fruits from Kerala

    Posted on : Friday 1st of June 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : After the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned the entry of fresh produce from the State of Kerala in India, the concerned authorities in Kuwait intends to prepare recommendations on banning the import of vegetables and fruits from the aforementioned Indian State considering the death of 13 persons, including a nurse, due to the Nipah virus outbreak. Knowledgeable sources from the Ministry of Commerce said the ministry will soon issue an official statement regarding the ban. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Farmers Begin 10-Day Protest; Milk, Vegetable Supply To Be Affected

    Posted on : Friday 1st of June 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Fresh produce from farms and thousands of litres of milk have ended up on streets on the first day of the 10-day protest by farmers in seven states, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The much-hyped demonstration, "Gaon Bandh", is being held to demand a complete loan waiver, minimum support price for their yield and an assurance of permanent minimum income from the government. The Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh (RKM), a federation of 130 farmer organisations, which is spearheading the protests, mad...

  • MoI starts ‘e-driving’ licence system, installs 100 cameras

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Interior (MoI) launched on Wednesday an e-driving licence system and installed 100 traffic cameras in accordance with the stateof- the-art technology. The ministry also set up 20 digital direction boards to serve surveillance and follow-up on roads and intersections, the Ministry’s Public Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement following a visit made by Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al-Dosari to the operation room. According to the statement, Al-Dosari launched the new s...

  • Workers ‘prohibited’ to work in open areas starting from June 1

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmad Al-Mousa said the authority, based on provisions of the private sector Labor Law No. 6/2010 and in compliance with the international conventions, has issued a decision to prohibit employers from making their workers work in open areas from 11am to 4 pm from June 1 to Aug 31 of each year, reports Al-Shahed daily. Al-Mousa said the decision refers to open places where it is difficult to perform work under the harsh weather conditions during that period. He u...

  • Death toll from Nipah virus rose to 15 in Kerala

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of May 2018
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    Kozhikode: The death toll due to Nipah virus in the state rose to 15, with a 28-year-old man succumbing to the deadly virus here, a health department official said on Thursday. Akhil, a native of Karassery, who was undergoing treatment at the Kozhikode Medical college hospital (KMCH) since May 29, died last night, the official said. Two more persons, confirmed of having contracted the virus are being treated at KMCH, he said. Besides, 1,353 people who had been in contact with the affected persons before the confirmation of the di...

  • US Army at Camps in Kuwait fights highly contagious virus – 77 affected

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The United States Army Central is currently working to contain the outbreak of highly contagious norovirus at Camp Buehring and Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to armytimes.com. The website quoting deputy chief of public affairs and communications for US Army Central, Kavanaugh Breazeale, told Army Times 77 people have been diagnosed with symptoms of the virus, but only seven of those are confirmed cases so far. Breazeale was quoted as saying, “We’re working diligently to identify those who are infected with t...

  • Day 2 Of Bank Strike: Services Hit, Banking Unions Call It "Total Success"

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Banking services were hit across the country for the second day today as about 10 lakh bankers continued their strike to protest a "meagre" two per cent salary hike offered by Indian Banks Association (IBA) - the management body. Today is the last day of the two-day strike being observed by the United Forum of Banking Unions (UFBU), an umbrella organisation consisting all nine unions of the banking sector. Banking operations are likely to become normal from Friday. The United Forum of Banking Unions has cla...

  • Chengannur bypoll: LDF's Saji Cherian wins

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of May 2018
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    Alappuzha: Saji Cherian of the ruling CPM-led LDF who won the Chengannur assembly bypoll on Thursday thanked people for the landslide victory. "This is beyond my expectations. Did not know people liked me so much," Saji Cherian told reporters even as his party workers broke into celebrations in various parts of the constituency. "We were able to make strong gains in UDF and BJP bastions. The LDF was able to get votes from the SNDP, NSS and the Christian community," Saji Cherian said. He was also able to overta...

  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr on 15th June

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY: The first day of Eid Al-Fitr will fall on Friday, June 15, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting the Kuwaiti astronomer and historian Adel Al-Sa’adoun. He explained that the moon will be coupled with the sun (the so-called birth of the moon) on Wednesday, June 13 at exactly 10:43 pm. On that day, the sun would have set before the moon by 25 minutes due to which it would be impossible to see the crescent. On Thursday June 14, the moon will set 40 minutes before the sun. The new moon will be 20 hours and seven minutes, and i...

  • Normal Monsoon With 97 Percent Rain Expected This Year: Met Department

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  India is likely to receive a "better monsoon" than it did in 2017, with the entire country expected to see "normal rainfall" between 96 to 104 per cent from June to September, officials said on Wednesday. In 2017, the country received 97 per cent rainfall, which is considered normal. On Wednesday, the Met updated its prediction cutting down on the error estimate, thereby counting on better monsoon rains. "Quantitatively, the country is likely to receive 97 per cent rainfall of long period ave...

  • Jet Airways Grounds 4 Pilots For Clicking Selfies On Training Flight

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Jet Airways has grounded four of its crew members for allegedly clicking selfies onboard a training flight on April 19. The grounded crew member includes a senior instructor level commander and three trainee pilots. An internal investigation has been undertaken for further probe in the matter. The Jet Airways aircraft, being a training flight, was without passengers travelling from Leh to Delhi on April 19. Jet Airways issued a statement in the matter. "Acting in the interest of guest safety, Jet Air...

  • In 70 Years Of Peacekeeping, India Lost Highest Number Of Personnel: UN

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of May 2018
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    UNITED NATIONS:  India has lost the highest number of its peacekeepers in various UN peacekeeping operations in the last 70 years, with 163 military, police and civilian personnel from the country laying down their lives in the line of duty. According to the UN, of the 3,737 peacekeepers who have died since 1948, 163 have been from India, the highest total from any troop contributing country. India is currently the third largest contributor of military and police personnel to UN peacekeeping, with 6,693 now deployed in Abyei, Cyprus...

  • Fearing repeat of Philippines employment crisis, MoH provides jobs for 70 Indian nurses

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Fearing a repeat of the Philippine employment crisis with India, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has rushed to provide job grades for some 70 Indian nurses following a complaint filed by the Indian Embassy to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs explaining the reasons and implications of the nurses’ problem since they were recruited about two years ago, reports Al- Seyassah daily. “Health sources said the ministry has succeeded in providing grades for more than 150 nurses out of 588, while many of them were appoint...

  • 2-Day Bank Strike From Today. Salary Withdrawal, ATM Services May Get Hit

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Banking operations could be hit as employees of public sector banks go on a two-day nationwide strike starting from today. The bank strike comes after a two per cent salary hike failed to convince the bank unions and several rounds of talks between banks and the unions of their employees did not make any headway. Since the bank protest dates coincides with the month end, salary withdrawals are likely to get affected. ATM transactions may also take a hit. Besides, deposit in branches, FD renewal, government treasury opera...

  • Funerals at night allowed during Ramadan

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Municipality issued a decision allowing funerals at night during Ramadan due to the high temperature in a bid to ease the burdens of the family of the deceased and those attending the memorial services, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Director of Funeral Affairs Department at the Municipality Dr Faisal Al-Awadi announced the schedule of funerals and prayers during Ramadan as follows: 10:00 am, after Asr prayer and 10:00 pm. He affirmed the department has provided graveyards with all the necessary facilities like lights, s...

  • Kevin 'honour killing': Neenu's father, brother nabbed from Kannur

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of May 2018
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    Kottayam: The Kerala police on Tuesday arrested the father and brother of Kerala woman Neenu Chacko whose fiance was found murdered in Kollam on Monday in a suspected case of honour killing. They had tried to seek refuge at a friend's house in Kannur but was turned away. They then surrendered at the police station. Kevin, 23, allegedly abducted by a gang engaged by his fiancee Neenu's relatives, was found dead in a river in Kollam district on Monday. As many as 14 people, including Neenu's parents – Chacko and Rehna...

  • Kerala girl Sreelakshmi tops CBSE class 10 exams

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of May 2018

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday declared the results of the class 10 examinations. Four students scored 499 out of 500. Sreelakshmi G of Bhavan's Varuna Vidyalaya, Thrikkakara, Kochi, among the top four. Other toppers are Prakhar Mittal of DPS Gurgaon, Rimzhim Agarwal of RP School, Bijnor, and Nandini Garg of Scottish International School, Shamli. Highest pass percentage for Thiruvananthapuram region – 99.60 per cent Over 16 lakh students appeared for Class 10 exams this yea...

  • ‘Replacing expat teachers with Kuwaitis is realistic’

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The idea of replacing expatriate teachers with Kuwaitis seems realistic now more than ever, seeing the current number of Kuwaiti female teachers, which is enough in achieving the replacement plan, reports Al-Rai daily. As per a memo sent by Ministry of Education to the Parliamentary Committee on Replacement and Employment Crisis, the case is contrary to that of Kuwaiti male teachers. It noted only 10 Kuwaitis currently teach physics while 20 are teaching chemistry compared to 330 expatriates who teach physics and 333 others...

  • Air Asia CEO Charged Over Violations In International Flying Licences

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of May 2018
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    The CBI has registered a case against Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and others over alleged violation of norms for getting international flying licenses, officials said today. The case relates to alleged violation of norms by directors of the aviation company for relaxation of 5/20 rules in the aviation sector to get licenses for international operations, as well as violation of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB)rules, they said. The 5/20 rule means that a company needs five years of experience and 20 aircraft to become el...

  • CBSE Class 10 Results Announced @ Cbse.nic.in

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of May 2018

    NEW DELHI:  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the class 10th results on the official websites of the board. The CBSE Class 10 results were expected to be released by 4 pm. Students and their parents can check the class 10 result on the CBSE's official website (www.cbse.nic.in), NIC hosted result portal (www.cbseresults.nic.in), Google search page, Bing search page, SMS Organizer app and UMANG app. The results have been declared for more than 16 lakh students registered with the board. CBSE had declared Class ...

  • No Water, Dry Shimla Says Tourists Go Back

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of May 2018
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    SHIMLA:  Shimla is facing an acute water crisis. Residents are complaining of taps going dry for the seventh consecutive day. The Mall Road frequented by tourists is seeing long queues for water since daybreak. The situation has reached a point where the Himachal Pradesh High Court took immediate notice of the matter and stepped in. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said he held a couple of review meetings and his government is tackling the situation. Local residents of Shimla have been active on Twitter, asking tourists to...

  • Old Kuwaiti passports will expire on June 30 – Don’t travel after expiry

    Posted on : Monday 28th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The old Kuwaiti passports expire on June 30, 2018, and those who still hold these passports beyond that date may be stopped at the border points and prevented from travelling, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the holders of these passports will not be permitted to travel to another country even if they have a visa. However, the daily quoting reliable sources said those who are holding old passports and are overseas may still be able to return if they are allowed by officials at the border points. Meanwhile, the As...

  • Sunanda Pushkar's Social Media Texts Treated As Dying Declaration: Police

    Posted on : Monday 28th of May 2018
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    Sunanda Pushkar emailed her husband, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, that she had "lost her will to live", the Delhi police said in court, after submitting a 3000-page chargesheet that accuses Mr Tharoor of abetting her suicide. Her mail and messages on social media have been taken as a "dying declaration", the police told the court. "I have no desire to live...all I pray for is death," Sunanda Pushkar wrote in the email to her husband on January 8, nine days before she was found dead in her suite at a luxury ho...

  • Bid to prevent Nipah from India arriving into Kuwait

    Posted on : Monday 28th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Dr Mustafa Redha, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, has said the Ministry is taking all the precautionary measures to prevent the Nipah virus (NiV) from India arriving into Kuwait. The Nipah virus has infected many areas of the southern Indian state of Kerala. The minister pointed out, all precautionary measures have been taken at health facilities in coordination with the Ministry of Interior and the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition. Redha added the ministry is keen to prevent this virus from reaching Ku...

  • CBSE 10th Results To Be Declared Tomorrow

    Posted on : Monday 28th of May 2018

    NEW DELHI:  Three days after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 results were declared, results for with Class 10 will be out tomorrow. The results will be available at cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in, results.nic.in, Microsoft SMS Organizer app, www.google.com, www.bing.com and UMANG app. This year, 28 lakh took the annual exam, out of which 16 lakh students appeared for the All India Secondary School Exam (AISSE) or Class 10 examination. Two new result hosting options have been introduced this year: Google...

  • Heavy Rain, Squall Alert In Kerala, Fishermen Advised To Stay Away From Sea

    Posted on : Monday 28th of May 2018
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  With the southwest monsoon all set to hit Kerala tomorrow, three days ahead of its normal onset date, the met office has issued a heavy rainfall warning and cautioned fishermen against venturing out to sea. Kerala is likely to get extremely heavy rains of 21 cm and above in one or two places on Monday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The IMD has forecast squally weather over Lakshadweep and the southeast Arabian sea off the Kerala-Karnataka coast. Cyclonic winds, with speed reaching 40-50 kmph gu...

  • Heatwave to continue in Delhi, UP, Haryana and Rajasthan till May 27: IMD

    Posted on : Friday 25th of May 2018
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    New Delhi: The Indian Meteoroligical Department on Friday said that the existing heatwave conditions across north Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and the National Capital Region (NCR) will remain till Sunday (May 29). Temperatures in these states have been well over the 40C mark with Delhi baking at 44C on Friday. IMD has said there may be some relief in the capital from Tuesday when easterly winds start blowing but till then, people here and in adjoining states have been told to take precautions including constant int...

  • CSC lifts ban on appointing expats to 208 vacant professional slots

    Posted on : Friday 25th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : A recent study concerning the distribution of employees at the Ministry of Health according to nationalities showed Kuwaitis, until the first quarter of this year, constituted 26,825 of the total 63,508 personnel, indicating Kuwaitis represented 42 percent of the number. The second largest group made up of 23,720 foreigners represented 37 percent of the staff, while the third group of 11,888 Arabs covered 19 percent of the employees. It explained the ministry’s Legal Affairs Department has been working hard to amend s...

  • Kuwaitis warned not to travel Nipah virus affected areas mainly Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa

    Posted on : Friday 25th of May 2018

    NEW DELHI: Kuwaiti Embassy in New Delhi issued a warning on Thursday to Kuwaiti citizens in India and those planning to travel to the nation to avoid regions affected by the deadly Nipah virus. The Nipah virus has presumably affected a few regions in Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa resulting in the death of several people, the embassy said in a statement. Hence, the mission asked Kuwaiti citizens to avoid traveling to the affected areas until the current situation is over. Meanwhile, the death toll from the Nipah virus in the south India...

  • Services of Expat doctors will be terminated after they reach the age of 75

    Posted on : Friday 25th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : A source familiar with the Civil Service Commission said that service of expatriate doctors is terminated after they reach the age of 75, reports Al-Anba daily. This came in response to a query about the age limit of expatriate doctors for them to continue working. Courtesy : Arab Times   ...

  • 'MH370 Search In Final Week': Malaysian Government Tells Missing Indian's Husband

    Posted on : Friday 25th of May 2018
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    PUNE:  The search for missing Malaysian Airlines, MH-370, is in its final week, Malaysian authorities have informed a Pune resident, whose wife was on the aircraft. The plane that went missing on March 8, 2014 had 239 people aboard. "Today I received an email from the Malaysian government informing that the search operation is in the final week," Prahlad Shirsath, the husband of Kranti Shirsath, who was on the aircraft when it went missing, told PTI. Mr Shirsath said he would not give up the hope that some news about the p...

  • PM Modi, Sheikh Hasina To Inaugarate Bangladesh Bhavan in Bengal's Santiniketan

    Posted on : Friday 25th of May 2018
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, will inaugurate the Bangladesh Bhavan within the campus on Friday. The Bangladesh Bhavan is a symbol of the cultural ties between the two countries. The Bangladesh Bhavan features a museum that showcases Rabindranath Tagore's association with the country, the Liberation War of Bangladesh and Indo-Bangla relations. It was built at a cost of Rs. 25 crore, which was provided by the Bangladesh government. A fund of Rs. 10 crore would be given ...

  • The 10 Latest Facts On Nipah Virus Including Symptoms And Checks

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of May 2018

    NEW DELHI:  With 11 people killed by the brain-damaging NIPAH (NiV) virus in Kerala, here's an explainer of the outbreak, causes, symptoms and treatment: 1) The virus infects both animals and humans (a phenomenon known as zoonosis). It has joined the list of recent zoonotic outbreaks such as swine flu and bird flu. Interestingly, almost 60% of all infections in humans come from animals. It is no surprise that people working in close proximity with animals are particularly susceptible. Species of fruit bats are the presumed natur...

  • Filipino domestic workers barred from leaving Kuwait can fly next week: Bello

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of May 2018

    MANILA, Philippines : The Filipino domestic workers who were until now barred from leaving for Kuwait, can fly next week pending visa application approval, while the skilled workers can fly anytime, said rappler. com Wednesday quoting the Filipino Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III. During a Senate hearing on the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Bello said that guidelines on deployment will also be issued over the next few days. “Deployment guidelines will come out next week. Skilled workers can fl y to Kuwait anytime ...

  • Fear That Nipah Virus Has Crossed Border From Kerala To Karnataka

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of May 2018
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    KOCHI:  Two people suspected to be infected with the brain-damaging Nipah virus are under treatment in Karnataka, a health official said. The rare virus has killed at least 11 people in adjacent Kerala, where medical crews are scrambling to manage the spread of the deadly disease - and to minimize panic. Symptoms of the virus surfaced in a 20-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man in the port city of Mangalore after they travelled to neighbouring Kerala and had contact with infected patients, said Rajesh BV, a health official in Karna...

  • Kumaraswamy takes oath as Karnataka CM

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of May 2018
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    Bengaluru: A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by H D Kumaraswamy was sworn in Wednesday at a ceremony which was attended by a galaxy of chief ministers and opposition leaders. Karnataka Congress president G Parameshwara was sworn in the deputy chief minister. Kumaraswamy is the second chief minister to take oath in Karnataka within a week, after Yeddyurappa of the BJP stepped down without facing the floor test on May 19 in the face of an imminent defeat. Kumaraswamy, the third son of JD(S) supremo and former prime minis...

  • ‘Jallianwala Bagh’: DMK Barb On Police Firing at Sterlite Protest

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of May 2018
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    CHENNAI:  A day after 10 people were killed in police firing during anti-Sterlite protests in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, the opposition DMK compared the incident to the 1919 Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, in which British soldiers opened fire on crowds at a public meeting. "Who ordered police firing on protesters," questioned DMK leader MK Stalin, targeting the AIADMK government of E Palaniswami. Harsh criticism had pushed Mr Palaniswami to order a judicial inquiry into the violence in Tuticorin, in which the police opened f...

  • 34,000 seats for Kuwaitis and children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Higher Education will allot 34,000 seats for secondary level Kuwaiti students and children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi. In his statement to the daily after meeting officials of the Higher Education Ministry, Secretariat General of the Private Universities Council, Kuwait University, and Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET); Al-Azmi disclosed the number of Kuwaiti students and childr...

  • BSF Not First Line Of Defence But First Wall Of Defence: Rajnath Singh

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  There's no sacrifice bigger than laying down one's life for the nation, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Investiture Ceremony on Tuesday as he presented the police medals for gallantry and meritorious services to the BSF personnel. Mr Singh said that the country is proud of the sacrifices made by the Security Forces while defending the country. He said the BSF is not the "first line of defence" but "first wall of defence". He underlined the role of BSF in defending borders and sai...

  • Over 30 major companies seek 5 to 10 pct price raise for foodstuffs

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : More than 30 major foodstuff supply companies have submitted a request to the food pricing committee to raise the prices of some foodstuffs ranging between five and 10 percent, reports Al-Rai daily quoting reliable sources. The pricing committee includes members from the ministries of Social Affairs and Labor, Commerce and Industry and the Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies. The task of the committee is to monitor the co-ops and to ensure they adhere to the prices drawn by the committee to ensure stability of the ...

  • Fruit bat not the culprit behind Nipah scare in Kerala?

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of May 2018
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    Nipah virus has its origins in fruit bats, but the ones found in a well at the house of the first victims of the deadly infection at Perambra in Kozhikode district are small, carnivorous creatures from the bat family, Megaderma spasma. Experts are now wondering if the virus has crept into these bats as well, though this could be confirmed once their blood test results are out. Megaderma spasma are mainly found in South and Southeast Asia. It has been proven that that over 60 viruses have spread through bats in different periods of ti...

  • Disruption in luggage movement at Kuwait International airport

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait International Airport continues to experience disruption in luggage movement. For the fourth time in two years, this crisis resurfaced but no real solutions have yet been taken to fix this problem, reports Al-Shahed daily. The crisis has led to congestion, followed by panic and confusion among the passengers because the congestion is experienced not only at check-in counters but also in the arrival and departure parking lots, despite efforts exerted by securitymen to direct motorists to nearby roads to avoid congesti...

  • Air India flight with 143 on board makes emergency landing in Mumbai

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018
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    Mumbai: An Air India plane from Goa with 143 passengers on board made an emergency landing here after a hydraulic failure. A full emergency was declared at the airport at 8.36 pm as flight AI 662 made the emergency landing. "It landed safely with 143 passengers onboard," a spokesperson of the airline said. The primary runway, which remained closed due to the emergency landing, resumed operations at 9.40 pm, the airport sources said. During this period, the secondary runway was used for aircraft movement. The Mumbai ...

  • About 1.2m passengers traveled through Kuwait airport in April

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Statistics issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for the month of April showed that the number of passengers who traveled through Kuwait International Airport reached about 1.2 million – 598,591 arrivals and 601,927 departures, reports Al- Qabas daily. The daily obtained a copy of the statistical report which revealed that the number of fl ights in April totaled 9,700 including 417 non-commercial aircraft; while air cargo totaled 1,172,043 kilograms – 689,278 kilograms incoming and 482,765 k...

  • Expat Ban On Under-30 University Graduates Hires Starts In July

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Manpower said the decision to stop the recruitment of qualified expatriates — those who hold high qualifications including university graduates and are below 30 years old — is good and will be implemented in early July. The sources pointed out the decision was to be implemented earlier this year but was postponed for more study and to address the legal gaps. The source said the decision aims at attracting highly experienced and competent people from outside the country, who are over ...

  • 9 Hikes In 9 Days, Minister To Meet Oil Companies, Say Sources

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The government is likely to intervene to bring down the rising prices of petrol and diesel, sources said. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will meet representatives of the oil companies this evening after which prices may be reduced, sources said. Petrol prices rose again this morning, marking the ninth straight day of oil price hike and bringing the government under sharp opposition attack. Petrol is now Rs. 76.87 a litre in Delhi. In Mumbai, it is Rs. 84.70 - a record high. The opposition has accused the government of...

  • Indian Embassy Camp In Nepal, Hit By Minor Blast In April, To Be Shifted

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  An Indian embassy camp office in Nepal's Biratnagar that was hit by a minor explosion in April will be relocated, the foreign ministry said on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had informed about the move to his Nepal counterpart KP Sharma Oli during his visit to the Himalayan nation last week. The Biratnagar camp office, 380 kilometres from Kathmandu, was opened in 2008 for relief work after the embankment along the Koshi river in Bihar, near the border with Nepal, broke and a massive flood swept the region. ...

  • The Battle To Save The Taj Mahal From Turning Green

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018
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    AGRA:  The Taj Mahal is turning yellow and green in the world's eighth-most polluted city. One of the seven Wonders of the World, the 17th-century mausoleum flanks a garbage-strewn river and is often enveloped by dust and smog from belching smokestacks and vehicles in Agra. Tiny insects from the drying Yamuna River into which the city pours its sewage crawl into the Taj Mahal, their excrement further staining the marble, an environmental lawyer  recently told the Supreme Court. The court slammed the government for n...

  • Kerala Nurse Died After Treating Nipah Patient, Left Heartbreaking Note

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of May 2018
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  "I am almost on my way, take care of our children..." a young nurse in Kerala scribbled in a note for her husband, in a hospital isolation unit for victims of the deadly new Nipah virus. Lini Puthussery, 31, couldn't see her family one last time. She was cremated quickly on Monday so the infection wouldn't spread. Lini had two little children, aged seven and two. She was in the team that treated the first victim of the virus at Perambara hospital in Kozhikode. "Saji Chetta, I am almost...

  • India Successfully Test-Fires BrahMos Cruise Missile

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018
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    BHUBANESWAR:  India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years. The missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast at about 10.44 am, said sources in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated Team Brahmos and DRDO on the successful launch of the cruise missile. BrahMos is the first Indian missile whose life...

  • MoCI should stay alert against greedy traders in Ramadan: MP

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Several lawmakers have put the Ministry of Commerce and Industry under microscopic surveillance since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, with special focus on greedy traders who exploit festive periods and other related occasions to hike prices disregarding the negative effects of their actions on the living standard of low income earners, reports Al-Rai daily. In this context, MP Abdullah Fuhad affirmed that some traders made a decision to exploit the holy month repeatedly each year due to nonchalance on the part ...

  • Minister ‘cites’ reasons for increase in private tuitions

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azmi has identified nine main reasons for the phenomenon of private tuitions, insisting that it has nothing to do with the educational process or curricula, reports Al-Qabas daily. In response to a parliamentary question posed by Deputy National Assembly Speaker Essa Al-Kandari, the minister said teachers, students and parents are responsible for the rampancy of this phenomenon. He summarized the main reasons behind this phenomenon as follows:- 1. Students with ...

  • 'My Father Taught Me Hate Is A Prison': Rahul Gandhi Tweets Tribute To Rajiv Gandhi

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  In a post marking his father Rajiv Gandhi's death anniversary, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said the former prime minister had taught him "hate is a prison for those who carry it". This morning, Rahul Gandhi, his mother Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial in Delhi. Before the visit, Rahul Gandhi posted his tweet. Today is the 27th death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated in 1991 by a woman operative of the separatist Lankan Tamil outf...

  • 2 Coaches Of Andhra Pradesh Super Fast Express Catches Fire Near Gwalior

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Four coaches of the Andhra Pradesh AC Super Fast Express train travelling from New Delhi to Visakhapatnam have caught fire near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Firefighters have reached the spot and are trying to douse the flames. There is no immediate information on casualties. On a video shot by a witness at the site, black smoke could be seen billowing out of the doors of the coaches. More details are awaited. Courtesy : NDTV   ...

  • Two Dead, Over 13, 000 Shifted To Relief Camps In Tripura Flashfloods

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018
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    AGARTALA:  Two people have died in the last 24 hours and over 13, 000 have been moved to relief camps after flash floods submerged their homes in Tripura.  Several areas of Gomati, Khowai, Sipahijala and West Tripura districts are under flood waters for the last two days. The Haora and Gomati rivers are flowing much above the danger level after overnight rain, state government officials have told NDTV. "Due to incessant rain last night in Sadar and Jirania and several wards of Agartala, the Haora River is flowing above the...

  • French consulting firm warns against MGRP & PAM merger

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The French consulting firm, which is considering the merger of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) with the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM), has warned of the strain it will put on the state budget, due to the existence of several differences between the two sides, reports Al-Qabas daily. Sources told the daily the merger between the two sides will cost the state 11 million dinars – 8 million dinars for the adjustment of salaries and another 3 million in the form of bonuses. Sources added the ...

  • 3 Dead From Mysterious Nipah Virus In Kerala, Centre Sends Team

    Posted on : Monday 21st of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  After three confirmed deaths from the mysterious new "Nipah virus" in Kerala's Kozhikode, and more suspected, the centre has sent a team to the southern state. Union Health Minister JP Nadda tweeted on Sunday that he had asked the chief of the central disease control body to visit the affected district and take steps. The Director of National Centre for Disease Control is expected to lead the team and work with the state government to try and contain the infection. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • BS Yeddyurappa Resigns As Karnataka Chief Minister Just Before Floor Test

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of May 2018
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    BENGALURU, KARNATAKA:  The BJP's BS Yeddyurappa today quit as Chief Minister just before a trust vote that, many said, he had a good chance of losing. Till an hour before the Supreme Court-ordered floor test, there was commotion over two Congress lawmakers who were missing from the assembly in the morning. The Congress alleged that they had been "held captive" by a BJP desperate for numbers, and also released a series of audio tapes that it claimed proved that attempts were being made to bribe lawmakers. In an emotional sp...

  • IMD predicts monsoon to hit Kerala on May 29, three days ahead of schedule

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of May 2018
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    New Delhi: Monsoon rains are set to arrive in India, with Kerala receiving the first showers on May 29, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. India is set to get a normal monsoon this year, with average rainfall likely to be 97 per cent -- essential for the economy. The southwest monsoon will mark the beginning of the rainy season. As it progresses northward, the heat marred region will experience relief from scorching summer, Met said. "The southwest monsoon is expected to set in over Kerala on May 29 wi...

  • Petrol price crosses Rs 80 mark in Kerala, brace for further rise

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of May 2018
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    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: In line with the price hike announced earlier, the cost of petrol and diesel across India has been hiked by 32 paise and 24 paise, respectively. The petrol price touched Rs 80.01 per litre on Saturday in Thiruvananthapuram, while diesel price has gone up to Rs 73.06. Fuel prices, which were not revised apparently on account of the Karnataka polls, are now being revised on a daily basis as is the practice. It is estimated that public sector oil marketing companies suffered a loss of about Rs 500 crore as the ...

  • Karnataka pro-tem speaker imbroglio: 6 points SC considered

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of May 2018

    The Congress-JD(S) combine had sought order/directive on six counts in the supreme court on Friday, with regard to the imbroglio in the Karnataka House. As the hearing proceeds in the apex court on Saturday, here are the six demands put forth by the alliance: 1. An appropriate order/direction setting aside the appointment of KG Bopaiah as the pro-tem Speaker 2. An order appointing the senior-most MLA of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly as pro-tem speaker 3. Pass an order directing the voting in the floor test has to be carr...

  • Gujarat: At least 19 killed, 7 injured as cement-laden truck overturns on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of May 2018
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    Gujarat: At least 19 people were killed and seven others were seriously injured after a cement-laden truck overturned turtle on Bhavnagar-Ahmedabad highway on Saturday. According to initial reports, the mishap occurred near Bavalyali village in Bhavnagar. The injured are being rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment. More details are awaited. Courtesy : Zeenews ...

  • Cyclone Sagar brews in Arabian sea; IMD alert for Kerala, five states

    Posted on : Friday 18th of May 2018
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    New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued an advisory to Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago over cyclonic storm 'Sagar'. The cyclonic storm lay centred over the Gulf of Aden, about 390 km east-northeast of Yemen's Aden city and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. It is very likely to intensify further slightly during the next 12 hours and continue to move westwards for some more time and then move west-southwestwards thereafter, the advisory said. ...

  • IndiGo aircraft engine fails at Lucknow airport, pilot averts major tragedy

    Posted on : Friday 18th of May 2018
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    Lucknow: One of the engines of an IndiGo aircraft failed at Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport on Friday morning but the pilot did not take off and averted a major tragedy. IndiGo 6E-685 flight from Lucknow to Mumbai was scheduled to take off from the Lucknow airport when the pilot detected that one of the engines was not working. The incident took place at 7:45 am. But the passengers in the plane were not informed about the engine failure. The IndiGo aircraft was stranded on the runway and the passengers were for...

  • 9 Pilgrims Killed After Mini-Truck Rams Group In Uttar Pradesh

    Posted on : Friday 18th of May 2018
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    LUCKNOW:  At least nine pilgrims headed for Punyagiri or the mountain of good deeds, were killed when a speeding mini-truck rammed their group in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district this morning, police said. The driver of the truck fled after the accident. The victims were part of a group of 250, who were walking bare foot towards the Maa Purnagiri shrine, close to the Nepal border, when the mini-truck coming from Sitarganj ran over 30 pilgrims near the sales tax office, an official told IANS. Over 21 of them were admitted to...

  • Call to coordinate efforts in ‘protecting rights’ of expats

    Posted on : Friday 18th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY :  Ministry of Social Affairs Undersecretary Saad Al-Kharaz has called on governmental and private institutions concerned with human rights to coordinate their efforts in affirming the role of Kuwait in protecting the rights of expatriates, while praising the role of expatriates in the development of the country in all fields, reports Al-Rai daily. During his meeting with Deputy Director General of the Manpower Protection Sector Abdullah Al-Motawtah and representatives of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) rec...

  • With Karnataka, BJP Holds Power In 21 Of 29 States. Congress Down To 2

    Posted on : Friday 18th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  On a day BS Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka chief minister, the BJP moved one step closer to what the party calls "Congress-free India". The party now holds or shares power in 21 of the 29 states. The last time a political party had such a massive political footprint across India was 25 years ago. Towards the end of 1993, the Congress held 16 of then 26 states --- 15 on its own and one in alliance. After the 2014 general elections when the Narendra Modi government came to power by winning 282 of the 543 ...

  • Smart ‘driving licences’ to be issued in September

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry has adopted the smart edriving license project, including all information from the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) just like the epassport, reports Al-Rai daily quoting security sources. Sources revealed the traffic departments in different parts of the country will start issuing the e-license from September. Sources quoted the assistant director general of PACI as saying that this will allow the ministry to sign electronically on the data saved in the chip of the smart driving license to...

  • Ramadan on Thursday

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait’s crescent sighting authority announced on Tuesday that the crescent moon of the Holy Month of Ramadan did not appear this night. The authority added that the last day of Shaban will end Wednesday, and as a result the Holy Month of Ramadan, 1439 lunar Hijri calendar, will begin on Thursday. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated the people of Kuwait on the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan, said the Amiri Diwan Tuesday. The Amiri Diwan added that His Highness...

  • Manila announces partial lifting of ban – Ban on household works stays in effect

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : “We are now preparing everything and we will be ready to accept and process new job orders of skilled and semi-skilled workers as soon as we receive the written order from the home office in Manila,” disclosed Philippine Labour Attache to Kuwait Rustico Dela Fuente on Tuesday to the Arab Times after the Philippine government on Tuesday announced the partial lifting of the deployment ban on skilled and semi-skilled workers bound for Kuwait after Kuwait and the Philippines forged a deal to protect Filipino domestic wo...

  • Varanasi flyover collapse kills at least 15, authorities ascertain cause of mishap

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of May 2018
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    A day after at least 15 people were killed as an under-construction flyover collapse in Varanasi on Tuesday, authorities said on Wednesday that an investigation to ascertain the cause of the mishap is underway. Refusing to divulge any details as of now, an official appointed by the Uttar Pradesh government said that any statement on the same would be made only after all records are checked and investigation is complete. Raj Pratap Singh, a member of the committee constituted by Yogi Adityanath government to probe the flyover collapse in ...

  • After Dust Storm In Delhi, MeT Department Issues Thunderstorm Alert

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  After a massive dust storm hit Delhi-NCR early Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm alert. Areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may witness light rain with thunderstorm on Wednesday, the weather department said. Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature on Wednesday, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply. This was the second such storm to hit the national capital in the ...

  • Jail-term, fines hiked in Traffic Law amendment

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Five MPs Mubarak Al- Hajraf, Abdullah Fahad, Faraj Al-Arbeed, Usama Al-Shaheen and Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie have submitted a bill to amend some provisions of Law No. 76/1976 of the Traffic Law, giving it urgency, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the proposed amendment those who exceed the speed limit and drive against the traffic flow or take part in illegal road races face a six months imprisonment and KD 500 fine. The proposed amendment also calls for a month’s imprisonment and fine for private car users who carr...

  • Minister praised for tackling ‘cheating mafia’ in schools

    Posted on : Monday 14th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Several lawmakers expressed satisfaction with the procedures initiated by the Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Hamid Al-Azemi to counter the ‘cheating mafia’ that threatens the entire education sector, reports Al-Shahed daily. MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei declared he’s solidly behind the minister in his effort to sanitize the system to wipe out the cheating mafia making waves in secondary schools, noting some principals and vice principals of those schools were in charge of operations while senior o...

  • Shashi Tharoor charged with abetment to suicide in Sunanda Pushkar death case

    Posted on : Monday 14th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Monday charged senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor with abetment to suicide in connection with the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar. The police filed a chargesheet before Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh under sections 498 A (husband or his relative subjecting a woman to cruelty) and 306 (abetment of suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. Tharoor has been arrayed as an accused in the case. Pushkar was found dead in the suite of Leela Palace Hotel on the night of January 17, 2014. T...

  • Modi Government Splurges Over Rs. 4,300 Cr In Publicity: RTI

    Posted on : Monday 14th of May 2018
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    MUMBAI:  The central government has so far splurged Rs. 4,343.26 crore only for advertisements and publicity through different media, an RTI reply revealed. Mumbai-based RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought details from the centre's Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) on all spend on advertisement and publicity in all media since the present government assumed office. As per the replies provided by Financial Advisor, BOC, Tapan Sutradhar, the government spent Rs. 953.54 crore on publicity - Rs. 424.85 crore in print p...

  • Fine upto KD 6,000 to be imposed for incorrect or fake news

    Posted on : Monday 14th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Items on the agenda of the parliamentary session slated for Tuesday includes the 54th report of the Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee on the proposed amendment of law number 31/1970 amending certain provisions of Penal Code number 16/1960. Article One of the bill stipulates adding a paragraph to Article Four and a new article (four-repeated) to law number 31/1970 as follows: Last paragraph of Article Four: Opinions and statements are not hostile. Article Four (repeated): Fine of not less than KD 3,000 and not more...

  • Masala dosa, free internet to woo new voters in Karnataka

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of May 2018

    Bengaluru: New voters are offered free masala dosa on the election day, thanks to innovative strategies adopted by political parties to attract more youth to the polling booths. Some voters are offered filter coffee and free internet recharge by various hotels and other organisations as the Karnataka legislative assembly elections got underway on Saturday. This time, the state, otherwise lagging behind in poll percentage, is trying to bring maximum voters to the polling booths. Nisarga hotel on Nrupathunga road is offering free dosas...

  • President, PM Praise Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Scientists On 20th Anniversary Of Pokhran Tests

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Pokhran-II nuclear tests were hailed by President Ram Nath Kovind on its 20th anniversary yesterday as a "bold decision" that re-positioned India on the global stage. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too said that it reflected the courage of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's leadership. India had carried out five underground nuclear tests in Pokhran in the Thar desert in Rajasthan on May 11 and 13, 1998. President Kovind said the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests demonstrated the country's scienti...

  • Kuwaiti, Filipino FMs ink domestic helpers agreement

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of May 2018

    KUWAIT (KUNA) — Kuwait and the Philippines on Friday signed an agreement on employing household helpers. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the visiting Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano signed the accord. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled received the Filipino counterpart at the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry and the two sides held talks on promoting bilateral cooperation in all fields. They reiterated the historical ties between Kuwait and the Philippines, ex...

  • Indian embassy accredits 6 agencies to recruit nurses – ‘Job seekers to pay only INR 30,000’

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Six state-run recruitment agencies in India have been accredited for sending nurses from India to Kuwait and 17 other Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries, reports firstpost.com. According to a senior official from the Indian Embassy in Kuwait, a proposal was sent to the government of Kuwait to allow the recruitment of nurses only through these six agencies with the aim of streamlining the recruitment process and curbing unscrupulous private agents who swindle applicants by charging exorbitant fees. The proposal wa...

  • Rahul Gandhi Will Have To Wait 10 To 15 Years To Become PM: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of May 2018
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    PUNE:  Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi would have to wait for at least "10 to 15 years" to become the country's prime minister. He went on to say however, that there was nothing wrong in nurturing such an ambition. "Rahul Gandhi has spoken about his prime ministerial ambitions. But I think he will have to wait for at least 10 to 15 years. There is nothing wrong with having an ambition to become prime minister. However, it is too early (for Rahul Gandhi) to express such ...

  • Kerala Plus Two results announced; pass percentage at 83.75

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of May 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The results of the Higher Secondary Examinations (Plus Two) and Vocational Higher Secondary School Examinations (VHSE) were announced by education minister C Raveendranath on Thursday. Plus Two results Pass percentage at 83.75 Last year's pass percentage at 83.37 As many as 3,09,065 have qualified for higher studies Number of students who got A+ in all subjects: 14,375 District with highest pass percentage: Kannur (86.75%), lowest: Pathanamthitta (77.16%) SAY examinations will be held from ...

  • Kuwait bans poultry exports from Togo

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) said Wednesday that poultry exports from Togo were banned due to reports on the discovery of bird flu. PAAAFR told KUNA that the decision was made according to regional and international rules and regulations concerning the prevention of disease and infection. The authority said that poultry orders from Togo will be suspended, adding that all individuals should abide by the new ban to prevent the infection from spreading. ...

  • Karnataka Assembly Election 2018: Centre Trying To Fulfill BR Ambedkar's Dreams, Says PM Modi

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of May 2018
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    BENGALURU:  Reaching out to Dalits and other backward communities ahead of the elections in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government was trying to fulfill BR Ambedkar's dream of a powerful and prosperous nation. Hitting out at the ruling Congress in Karnataka, he said the party failed to confer the Bharat Ratna on Ambedkar when it was in power. PM Modi, while addressing the SC, ST, BC and Slum Morcha workers of Karnataka BJP via Narendra Modi app, said, "Our government has made the SC/ST (Preven...

  • Railways To Roll Out Smart Coaches With Diagnostics And Infomation System

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  They are billed as smart coaches, and Indian Railways will soon roll out these modern train compartments equipped with black boxes and coach information and diagnostics systems. The black boxes, a first for the railways, will have a powerful multi-dimensional communication interface to provide all kinds of information on coach condition and also passenger-related information on a real -time basis, a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the project told IANS. The first smart coach will be unveiled at the Rae...

  • New set of regulations for work permits in civil, oil sectors

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has adopted a new set of regulation constituting 46 articles, which specifies the procedure of granting work permits in civil and oil sectors. The new set of regulation states that work permit for illegal residents (Bedoun) is for one year and renewable, while juveniles from both sexes attaining age 15 could be employed in specific places under certain conditions. However, the category will not be hired in places that use lead, as well as arsenic and petrochemical industries. The ...

  • Bangladeshis in Kuwait celebrate Bangla New Year

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of May 2018
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    KUWAIT CITY : With the collaboration of Bangladesh Community, the Embassy of Bangladesh in Kuwait arranged a day-long program on the occasion of Bangla New Year (Baishaki mela) 1425 & Development Fair 2018 at the Abbasiya Touristic Garden in Kuwait. His Excellency S.M. Abul Kalam, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in the State of Kuwait and Chief Sponsor of the Baishakhi Mela Mohd Shahid Islam Papul inaugurated the program with the cutting of ribbon at 10:00 am. His Excellemcy the Ambassador delivered his short ...

  • Several students caught cheating on first day of final exams for public, private schools

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The first day of the final exams for public and private schools turned out to be full of disappointments this academic year as several students caught cheating with modern and conventional tools were prevented from continuing the exam. The daily quoting a knowledgeable source said students were caught in the act regardless of strict supervision and punishments instituted by the Ministry of Education to prevent cheating in examination amid determination to produce generations that can be self-reliant and wipe out “bogu...

  • Retirees may open 8,000 jobs yearly

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly on Monday approved an amendment to the Company Law which will be presented to the National Assembly for voting. The committee’s Rapporteur MP Saleh Ashour explained the meeting, which was attended by the Council of Ministers, also reviewed three amendments to the early retirement law which includes the right of men to retire after 30 years of service while in the case of women it is 25 years. However, there is no age requirement in both cases. A...

  • Dress Not Reason Behind Rape, Says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Taking a strong stand on crime against women, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that it is "ridiculous" to claim that a woman's attire is the reason behind rape. She questioned that if dress is the reason, then why are old women or toddlers sexually abused. "What efforts can be made by external agencies when you have known people absolutely violating the women? Some people say about the way women dress. Then why does rape happen of elderly people? Why does rape happen of toddlers?" the ...

  • Many citizens welcome MoI decision on revival of Indian housemaids recruitment

    Posted on : Friday 4th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : In light of the ongoing crisis related to domestic labor and decline of applications in domestic labor recruitment offices especially with the ban of recruitment of Filipina housemaids, many citizens welcome the decision of Domestic Labor Department of Ministry of Interior for the revival of recruitment of female Indian domestic workers in Kuwait, reports Al-Anba daily. The domestic labor market is suffering from shortage of domestic workers especially before the month of Ramadan. Meanwhile, Ministry of Education Thursd...

  • ‘Friday to witness some clouds’

    Posted on : Friday 4th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Seasonal Sudanese low pressure, coupled with incoming hot and humid heat waves, are currently causing unfavorable weather conditions in Kuwait. These factors have clouded the skies over the country, thus causing bouts of rain at times and spewing dust at others, according to Kuwait meteorology center. The skies are forecast, to remain cloudy, fully or partially, amid dust-triggering unsteady southeasterly winds (15-50 km/h), along with more rainfall. Temperature ranging between 34 and 37 degrees, while waves at the se...

  • Over 100 dead, 200 injured as thundershowers continue to batter Rajasthan, UP

    Posted on : Friday 4th of May 2018

    JAIPUR/LUCKNOW: More than 100 people were dead and at least 200 injured after dust storms and lightning strikes caused havoc in northern states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday and Thursday. Both the states are likely to witness another gust of dust storm and thundershowers in the next 48 hours, warned the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Other parts of the country will also experience rains accompanied with thundershowers and squalls, it added. Another 10 people were killed as heavy rains lashed Telangana and Andhra Pra...

  • Jail, fine for hiring workers not on sponsorship of firm

    Posted on : Friday 4th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has called on employers not to hire any worker who is not under the company sponsorship to avoid being subjected to legal action quoting reliable sources. PAM has warned that the law stipulates that the violating employer shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding three years or a fine not less than 2,000 dinars and not more than 10,000 dinars for each unregistered worker or both penalties if there is no more severe punishment. The Authority has launched awareness campaigns fo...

  • ‘Metaphage 500’ declared safe for diabetics

    Posted on : Friday 4th of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Drug and Food Control at the Ministry of Health Dr Abdullah Al-Bader said ‘Metaphage 500 mg’ which is given for diabetes patients is safe, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Bader explained the ministry had requested the manufacturer of this product to analyze test the pill and at the same time the pill was tested at the Kuwait laboratory and the test are believed to be identical which renders it safe for use. He said the file of Metaphage 500 mg is now closed after the safety of the dr...

  • Over 50 Empty Chairs At National Film Awards As Upset Winners Skip Event

    Posted on : Friday 4th of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The National Film Awards on Thursday went off script as over 50 winners skipped the ceremony in Delhi, upset that they would not receive the honour from the President. In a break from 65-year-old tradition, President Ram Nath Kovind only handed out the award to 11 of the 137 winners. The rest received it from Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani and Minister of State Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore. At Vigyan Bhawan in the capital, many name plates faced down as the recipients were absent. Among them was...

  • President Won't Present All Film Awards, Winners Plan To Skip Event

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  More than 80 winners of the National Film Awards plan to skip the ceremony this evening after learning that only 11 awards will be presented by President Ram Nath Kovind. In a break from tradition, Smriti Irani, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, will present the rest of the awards. "...at the end of the day we feel dejected rather than honoured for our work," the artistes say in an impassioned letter addressed to the President and the government. The President's office expressed surprise at the...

  • Fifth Ring Road’s western part opened

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of May 2018
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    KUWAIT CITY : Director General for Public Authority for Road and Land Transportation Eng Ahmad Al-Hissan has officially opened the western part of the Fifth Ring Road development project in the presence of the Executive Director of the authority Eng Dhari Khalifa. In his statement, Eng Al- Hissan stressed that this part is the important section of the project, which contains three phases. He indicated that the completion of the first phase of the project was achieved through the hard work of the project team, which continued for two year...

  • Two drug pushers raped, killed Latvian tourist; arrested

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of May 2018

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two people have been arrested for the murder of a Latvian national after forensic reports confirmed that the medical tourist was sexually assaulted and murdered on the same day she went missing from Kovalam. Panathura natives Udayan and Umesh, both drug pushers, were the prime suspects in the case and were arrested after they confessed to the murder on Wednesday and the forensic reports proved their involvement in the crime. The viscera examination reports have confirmed that the 33-year-old woman was subjected to...

  • Dust Storm, Rain In Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Kill Over 70

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of May 2018
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    LUCKNOW/JAIPUR:  Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have been struck by intense weather conditions like storm, lightning and rains, leading to several deaths and damage to property. Forty five people died in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday  after heavy rains, hail storm and lightning struck western parts of the state. Agra has been the worst hit with 36 deaths. Government records said 38 people were injured across the state. In Rajasthan,  27 people have died and several injured in Rajasthan last night after a powerful dust storm swept th...

  • Measures eyed to tackle problem of bachelors in residential areas

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Farwaniya Governor Sheikh Faisal Al- Hamoud highlighted the concern that the political leadership has regarding the presence of bachelors in residential areas, describing the issue as a ticking time bomb due to its serious impact on social security in residential areas. During his meeting with the mayors of several areas and a number of leaders from various sectors, the governor stressed the need to combat this negative phenomenon, tighten supervision and apply the law by forming teams with representatives of all bodies in ...

  • Kerala Board SSLC Exam 2018: Ernakulam top performing district, Wayanad gets lowest pass percentage

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of May 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala SSLC Class 10 examination results were announced on Thursday morning. Announcing the results, state Education Minister C Ravindranath said that the overall pass percentage stood at 97.84. Ernakulam district emerged on the top with highest pass percentage while Wayanad had the lowest pass percentage. A out a total of 4,41,103 students, 4,31,162 passed the exams with 34,313 students scoring an A+ in all subjects. Official websites and apps to check Kerala SSLC Class 10 exam results 2018: The Kerala Secondary ...

  • Philippine envoy no regrets on serving OFWs in Kuwait – Villa flies back home

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Former Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa expressed no regrets on his almost three years of tenure in Kuwait as he headed back to the Philippines on Wednesday after Kuwait expelled him due to the controversial rescue video that went viral online, which resulted in a diplomatic row between Kuwait and the Philippines. “It’s been always my focus to help Filipinos in Kuwait, promote their interest and that’s what I’ve been always rallying for since I assumed office at the Department of Foreig...

  • Hotline activated to receive complaints

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : General Department of Public Relations and Security Media in the Ministry of Interior stated that Residency Affairs Department affiliated to the Criminal Security Sector has activated hotline 50819241 to receive enquiries and complaints from citizens at the end of official working hours, reports Al-Jarida daily. The department appeals to citizens to call the hotline in case of detecting any negative phenomenon such as a gathering of residency violators, unemployed people and beggars or harboring of law violators. Meanwhile,...

  • Aadhaar card not mandatory to get mobile SIM: Report

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018
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    New Delhi: Aadhaar could be a very important document for verification in various services, but it is not mandatory to get a mobile SIM, as per a newspaper report. The government has directed telecom operators to accept other documents like driving licence and voter ID card to get a mobile SIM card, the Times of India reported. Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told TOI that the telecom companies have been “asked to follow the directive immediately”. The Supreme Court last week raised questions over the government&...

  • MoH asks not to distribute Metaphage tablets for diabetes patients

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health (MoH) has asked the directors of all health zones not to distribute ‘Metaphage 500 mg’ tablets for the diabetes patients, reports Al-Rai daily. The ministry has asked the health zones to return this medicine to the Medical Warehouses Department with immediate effect. The decision is based on Gulf reports and recommendations after the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bahrain received a complaint from the diabetes clinics in the primary healthcare about the irregularity in blood suga...

  • From Dracula to divination, novelist Pushpanath was game for it all

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018
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    Kottayam: Kottayam Pushpanath, who popularised detective fiction in Malayalam literary world, died at his residence in Kottayam on Wednesday. He was 80. The funeral will be held on Friday at 3pm at CSI Cathedral Church. He has authored more than 100 detective and mystery novels. His demise comes within a month of the death of his son, well-known wildlife photographer Salim Pushpanath. Pushpanath's novels featuring private detectives Marxin and Pushparaj used to be a rage among Kerala youth. He did his schooling from Good Shep...

  • Hiring Indian maids to begin next week – Female domestic workers ban lifted

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Following the suspension of female Indian domestic workers for three years, Ministry of Interior has submitted a memo to Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the success of negotiations and meetings held between Domestic Labor Department and officials from the labor office of Indian Embassy in Kuwait, reports Al-Anba daily. During the meeting, the domestic labor law was discussed specifically the rights of domestic workers in terms of salaries, working hours and assurance of their rights in case of infection or death. ...

  • Doubling Farmers' Income: PM Gives Status Report In Karnataka Outreach

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government is taking massive steps for reforms in the agricultural sector and reiterated the pledge to double farmers' income by 2022. The outreach to the farmers of Karnataka -- broadcast on the Prime Minister's NaMo app -- came amid a huge agrarian crisis, resulting in farmer suicides and protests across the country. Calling farmers "anndaata" (one who provides food) the Prime Minister said they are "supreme" and listed the steps the government has...

  • ‘Kuwait witnessing a black market of domestic workers’ – KD 80 to KD 100

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Amid the ongoing issue of domestic workers in Kuwait, especially the recent escalation of crisis that led to a ban on the recruitment of workers from the Philippines, the country is now witness to a black market of domestic workers schemed by some people who are keen on exploiting the issue for personal gain and profits in a crooked manner. In what seems like the domestic workers recruitment offices have folded arms over the crisis bedeviling the country without proffering any solution, representatives of the foreign office...

  • Air Vistara Rejects Passenger's Tweet Claiming 'Cockroach Found In Food'

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of May 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A passenger on board a Vistara flight on Tuesday complained of spotting a cockroach in his food. The airline has rejected the claim. The passenger took to Twitter alleging that he spotted the "cockroach in my food". The airline in its reply to the passenger said "the insect was not on or from the meal and we are fumigating the aircraft regularly". In a series of tweets, the airline, however, said, "despite regular fumigation, insects still find a way in and we apologise for the inconvenience ...

  • Kottayam girl cooked up 'old question paper' story: CBSE

    Posted on : Monday 30th of April 2018

    Kochi: The CBSE has refuted a girl student's claim before the Kerala High Court that she had attempted a wrong question paper in the recent Mathematics board exam, saying she had 'fabricated a story' as she was 'weak' in the subject. In its counter-affidavit, submitted to the court last week in response to student Ameeya Saleem's plea, the CBSE said that instead of using the 2018 question paper, she had used her brother's question paper of 2016 for her Class X board exams, held recently. The board furthe...

  • 1.4 mln bachelors currently living in Kuwait; Kuwaitis 316,000: statistics

    Posted on : Monday 30th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : As per official statistics, the number of people classified as non-married and currently living in Kuwait is about 1.4 million, including 316,000 Kuwaitis from both sexes, says Khaleej Times. Report added the number of male Kuwaiti bachelors is 170,000 and their female counterparts reach 150,000, according to Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) statistics. It also said non-Kuwaiti bachelors constitute 850,000 and their female counterparts make up 230,000. Meanwhile, there are 2.062 million married people in Ku...

  • Girl, 3, Falls Into Pot Of Hot Gulab Jamun Syrup, Dies

    Posted on : Monday 30th of April 2018
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    NASHIK:  A three-year-old girl died after falling into a pot of hot sugar syrup in the Nashik district, the police said today. The girl's family members, who are into the catering business, had boiled the sugar syrup in a big aluminum pot to prepare gulab jamuns for an order at their residence in the Panchavati area in Nashik yesterday. The minor, identified as Swara Pravin Shirode, was playing at that time and accidentally fell into the aluminium pot and sustained severe burns, an official at the Panchavati police station s...

  • Ministry imposes new controls on financial transfer overseas

    Posted on : Monday 30th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development Sector Affairs at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Hana’a Al-Hajri has said the ministry has imposed new controls on the transfer of money (donations) outside the country, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Hajri said written approval is needed from the Ministry for financial transfer for the implementation of any project. Transfers through personal accounts, or establishments not accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot be done. Al-Hajri added any chari...

  • Lightning, Heavy Storm In Bihar Kill 11, Including Two 10-Year-Old Girls

    Posted on : Monday 30th of April 2018
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    PATNA:  Eleven people, including two children, have died due to lighting and heavy storms in several parts of Bihar since Sunday morning. Several people have been injured. A 10-year-old girl was killed on Sunday when a thunderstorm struck a village in north Bihar's Madhubani district, 173 km from state capital Patna. Another 10-year-old girl in Darbhanga district died after lightning struck her in the early hours of Sunday. Two others were killed in a neighbouring village in Madhubani, police said. Lighting also claimed the life...

  • In Video, Girl Attacked By 8 In Bihar, Clothes Ripped Off. No One Helped

    Posted on : Monday 30th of April 2018
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    JEHANABAD, BIHAR:  Six young men seen molesting a girl and ripping her clothes off in a widely-shared video have been arrested by the police in Bihar's Jehanabad. The police acted swiftly after the disturbing video, posted on social media by witnesses who apparently did nothing to help the teen, was received by a senior officer on Sunday. Two more attackers in the clip are still missing.  Senior IPS officer Nayyar Hasnain Khan has formed a special team to investigate the video, which has outraged thousands since it surfaced...

  • Sanji Ram planned Kathua girl's murder to save son

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of April 2018
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    Jammu: Police investigating the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua say that Sanji Ram, one of the main accused, has told them during interrogation that he learnt about the rape four days after her abduction, and decided to have her killed because his son was also involved in the sexual assault. The investigators say the girl, who was kidnapped on January 10, was first raped the same day by Ram's nephew, a juvenile, and was killed on January 14. Her body was found on January 17 in a forest. Along with the juvenile...

  • Modi gifts Chinese ink paintings to Xi Jinping

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of April 2018
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    Wuhan: Prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gifted to president Xi Jinping reprints of two paintings made by a famous Chinese artist during his stay at Santiniketan between 1939-40. Modi presented Xu Beihong's paintings to Xi during their informal summit here. Xu was known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds. He was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. The paintings depicted a horse and sparrows on...

  • 'This Was My Fifth Attempt': UPSC Topper Durishetty Anudeep's Journey

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  For UPSC first-rank holder Durishetty Anudeep, topping the Civil Services exam was a dream. The achievement, however, was not an easy one to come by. It took the 28-year old Indian Revenue Service Officer five attempts to make it to the top. "This is my fifth attempt. I have failed thrice before, and the journey was not easy for me," said the UPSC topper who comes from Telangana. Currently serving as an Assistant Tax Commissioner in Hyderabad, Durishetty Anudeep started preparing for Union Public Service Commis...

  • Indu Malhotra creates history, becomes first woman lawyer to take oath as SC judge

    Posted on : Friday 27th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Senior advocate Indu Malhotra was on Friday administered the oath of office as a Supreme Court judge making her the first woman lawyer to enter the top judiciary directly from the bar. She was administered the oath of office and secrecy in a ceremony held at court number 1 in the apex court by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. Indu Malhotra's name was recommended by the collegium for elevation along with that of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice KM Joseph, but the Centre has sought reconsideration of the proposal for ...

  • Bad weather tied to sinking of ship, boat

    Posted on : Friday 27th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : According to the Marine Operations Department at Shuaiba Port, bad weather was the reason behind the sinking of the ship “C Carrier” and the boat “Rabe’e 10”, reports Al-Seyassah daily. In a press statement, the department explained that a call for help was received from “Rabe’e 10” boat last Sunday at 11:00 pm requesting for permission to enter the port due to the bad weather and strong winds of speed 60 kms per hour. The control tower had received the call and immediately as...

  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Madras HC rejects Nalini's plea for early release

    Posted on : Friday 27th of April 2018
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    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday rejected Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini's plea for premature release. Earlier, the court had said it will pronounce the judgement today on an appeal filed by Nalini, a life convict in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. A division bench, comprising justices K K Sasidharan and R Subramanian, had reserved the order on April 24 on the plea by Nalini, challenging the order of a single judge rejecting her prayer for premature release under a 1994 state governm...

  • Kuwait spends KD 1.02b on domestic workers annually

    Posted on : Friday 27th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Domestic service employment has become an essential part of the Kuwaiti economy with the number of employees in home employment reaching 677,000 by the end of November 2017, reports Al-Anba daily quoting statistics from Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau. Kuwaitis spend KD 1.02 billion ($3.4 billion) on salaries and other expenditure a year on domestic workers, which is more than 5 percent of Kuwait’s total annual government spending and nearly 3 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. The money spen...

  • After Flight Snag, Rahul Gandhi Got Phone Call From PM Modi

    Posted on : Friday 27th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The first call that Rahul Gandhi received after his flight scare before landing in Karnataka yesterday was from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress sources say. The small aircraft that the Congress president was travelling in developed a snag and went into "free fall" while shaking violently, a party leader who was with him has told the police. PM Modi reportedly asked Rahul Gandhi whether he was fine, which signaled that the government was not taking the incident lightly. The aviation regulator has been pre...

  • ‘60 cases of sexual assault on children recorded in 2017’

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Child Protection Office affiliated to the Ministry of Health last year has recorded 60 cases of ‘sexual assault’ on children in Kuwait, out of a total of 616 cases, most of which occurred within the family, reports Al-Rai daily. Dr Mona Al-Khawari revealed many cases of child abuse were recorded in 2017, including 232 cases of physical assault, 182 negligence, 60 sexual assault, 79 what she called ‘emotional assault’ and 3 cases of MBP (a form of child abuse). “There is a marked increase in...

  • 13 Children Dead In UP Bus Accident; Driver's Fault, Says Yogi Adityanath

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of April 2018
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    GORAKHPUR: At least 13 children have been killed and eight more injured after a speeding train crashed into a school van this morning at an unmanned crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar, around 50 km from Gorakhpur. Around 7 am, the van of Divine Public School, carrying nearly 25 students, passed through the crossing and reportedly stalled on the tracks when it was hit by the train. An official said 13 children were killed on the spot and seven are critically injured. The wounded children and staff were taken to a hospital around 3...

  • Expat remittances globally hit $466b

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : According to a recent report issued by World Bank, the remittances of expatriates around the world increased in 2017 reaching $466 billion with the expectation of reaching $485 billion in 2018, reports Al-Rai daily. The report showed that India topped in this regard in 2017 with remittances worth $69 billion, followed by China with $64 billion and the Philippines with $33 billion. Egypt occupied the seventh place with remittances worth $20 billion. The report stated that Kuwait is the second highest destination for expa...

  • EPA ‘certificate’ eyed for renewal of road-worthy license for vehicles

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad revealed about a new condition for issuance of road license for vehicles which will be introduced in the beginning of 2019. In a TV interview, he affirmed that a certificate from the authority should be presented to prove the emissions from the vehicle are not harmful to the environment. Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad said, “A mechanism will be set in place to organize the process through which the authority will issue certificate to car owners,...

  • Indian Embassy denies it formed intervention force to rescue distressed workers

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : When a report appeared in a local daily that the Indian Embassy in Kuwait has formed an ‘intervention force’ to rescue distressed workers from the homes of their sponsors, a senior Indian Embassy officially vehemently denied the existence of such a force. A senior official at the embassy said, “There is no intervention force and we don’t need to have one.” The official stressed the Indians respect the laws of the land and the embassy works in cooperation with Kuwait’s Ministry of Foreign ...

  • States like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan keeping India backward: NITI Aayog CEO

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said that the reason why India is backward is because of the states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. "Eastern part of India particularly states like Bihar, UP, Chattisgarh, MP and Rajasthan is keeping India backward especially on social indicators," he told ANI. Kant's statement comes at the first Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Memorial Lecture at Jamia Millia Islamia University. The Niti Aayog CEO further said that the country has shown impr...

  • 'Terrorism An Enemy Of Basic Human Rights': Sushma Swaraj In China

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of April 2018
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    BEIJING:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that terrorism is an enemy of the basic human rights and the fight against it should also identify States that encourage, support and finance the menace and provide sanctuary to terror groups. Ms Swaraj, during her address at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Council of Foreign Ministers in Beijing, raised the issue of global terrorism and protectionism. "There are a number of challenges that are being faced by the world today, foremost being the threat ...

  • Co-op investors given three months to ‘renew’ licenses

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY: The cooperative sector in Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor gave investors in the cooperative societies a grace period of three months for renewing their expired licenses at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, prior to registering violations on the files of investors not under the name of the cooperative society, reports Al-Rai daily. The move was based on a request presented to the ministry by Public Authority for Manpower to study and register the employments in the invested shops under the license issued by Ministry of ...

  • Two Soldiers Dead, 4 Injured After Their Vehicle Falls Into River In Arunachal Pradesh

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018
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    GUWAHATI, ASSAM:  Two army personnel were killed and four others injured after a vehicle they were travelling in fell into a river during a routine movement in Arunachal Pradesh's Lower Dibang Valley on Sunday. One soldier is believed to be missing. The vehicle carrying 18 personnel from Madras Regiment Territorial Army based at Chapakhowa, Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district was on counter-insurgency operations. The mishap occurred after their vehicle skidded and fell into Kundil river between Iduli and Kabang villages ...

  • Rahul Gandhi To Launch Year-Long 'Save The Constitution' Campaign, Reach Out To Dalits Today

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Congress president Rahul Gandhi will launch his party's nationwide 'Save the Constitution' campaign today, aiming to highlight the alleged attacks on the Constitution and Dalits in recent times. Seen as the Congress party's effort to reach out to the Dalit community ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the campaign launch is expected to be attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh, party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, its senior leaders Mallikarjun Kharge and Sushil Kumar Shinde among others. ...

  • Holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY: The holy month of Ramadan is expected to fall on May 17, coinciding with a Thursday, said Kuwaiti astronomer Adel Al-Saadoun said Sunday. He noted that the crescent might not be visible in Kuwait and could only be seen through telescope, while the inhabitants of the Arab Maghreb (western Arab world) will be able to see the crescent clearly. Muslims observe fasting in Ramadan from dawn to dusk, in line with the Islamic doctrine. Eating, drinking or smoking at public places is prohibited by law. Courtesy : Arab Times  ...

  • Yashwant Sinha ends all ties with BJP, says taking 'sanyas' from party-politics

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "Today I am taking 'sanyas' from any kind of party politics, today I am ending all ties with the BJP," the veteran leader said. He made the announcement at an event in Bihar's Patna. He was attending an event 'Rashtra Manch' which was venued at Patna's SKM Hall. "I am announcing here from this stage to end my long time relation with the Bharatiya Janata Party," he said while addressing the first...

  • Death For Rape Of Children Below 12, Says Government, Clears Executive Order

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The centre today signed off on an ordinance, or emergency executive order, to introduce capital punishment for child rapists, a move that is seen as an effort to signal the government's commitment to fight sexual crimes against young girls. The change was cleared at a meeting of the Union Cabinet convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi within hours of his return from a five-day foreign tour. The Cabinet also cleared a second ordinance that will let the government confiscate property of economic offenders who flee th...

  • IMF chief calls Kathua rape-murder revolting, says PM Modi needs to pay more attention to women

    Posted on : Friday 20th of April 2018
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    International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday called on India`s leader to focus more on women in the wake of the "revolting" rape and murder of two young girls. While she praised the nation`s economic performance, "what has happened is just revolting," Lagarde said when asked about the incidents in the past week involving a seven- and an eight-year-old girl. "I would hope that the Indian authorities, starting with Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, pay more attention, because it is needed...

  • Prime Minister welcomes launching of joint projects with Boeing

    Posted on : Friday 20th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah met on Thursday at Seif Palace president of Boeing Middle East, North Africa and Turkey Bernie Dunn and his accompanying delegation. His Highness the Prime Minister expressed Kuwait’s welcome of launching joint projects with Boeing to benefit the national economy and support the transfer of modern technology as well as provide training opportunities and building local capabilities. His Highness the Premier said that the State of Kuwait pr...

  • Bengaluru Most Preferred In Asia Pacific For Office Space

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018
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    BENGALURU:  Bengaluru is the most preferred city for office expansion in the Asia Pacific region, followed by Shanghai and Singapore, a report by commercial real estate services firm CBRE said on Thursday. The CBRE Asia Pacific Occupier Survey 2018 said: "Although Shanghai has a large volume of new office supply, strong expansionary demand is expected to limit downward pressure on rents. "In contrast, large scale pre-commitments to space in new projects in core areas of Bengaluru is tightening space availability."...

  • Kuwaiti students attending public schools reach 33,000 – ‘42,000 teachers working’

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The total number of Kuwaiti students in public schools is 330,000, out of who 157,000 are male students and 172,000 are female students, as per the latest official statistics, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to the educational report of 2016/2017 issued by the Central Statistical Bureau, the total number of public schools in all educational zones is 622. Among them, 306 schools are for boys and 316 schools for girls. The total number of classrooms is 14,000. The number of Kuwaiti teachers working in public schools is ...

  • Two additional oil refineries to be built in coming years

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Two 300,000-bpd refineries will be added in the coming years in order to meet the 2-million-bpd refining capacity target set for 2035, CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi said. The remarks were made during a meeting by the Oil and Gas Year (TOGY) Kuwait team this week with Al-Mutairi and Deputy Chief Executive Office for Projects of KNPC Abdullah Fahad Al-Ajmi. Clean Fuel Project was 94 percent complete in the country, Al-Mutairi said in a press release issued by TOGY. TOGY team a...

  • Limit Flight Hours For Pilots, Delhi High Court Tells Aviation Regulator DGCA

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Flight hours for pilots should be limited, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). It also said that the civil aviation body is bound to comply with the provisions of the Aviation Act and Rules and must specify the maximum and minimum flying hours. It should also prescribe the flight and duty time limitation (FDTL), the court said. The court passed this direction while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) that pointed out possible fatigue caused to pilots and oth...

  • MoH to terminate services of 387 expatriate employees from July 1

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah has terminated the contracts of 253 expatriate employees effective July 1, 2018, a step that comes in line with Civil Service Commission (CSC) regulations to replace expatriates with Kuwaitis, reports Al-Shahed daily. Meanwhile, the Undersecretary of the ministry Dr Mustafa Redha has terminated the services of 134 expatriates, effective same date for the same reason. Meanwhile, Dr Basel Al-Sabah disclosed that the total cost incurred by Ministry of Health for purchasing medicines dur...

  • Shameful that cases like Kathua rape happen even 70 years after independence: President Ram Nath Kovind

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018
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    Condemning the Kathua rape and murder case, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that it is shameful that such incidents are taking place even 70 years after Independence. "After 70 years of independence, such an incident occurring in any part of the country is shameful. We have to think what kind of society are we developing. It is our responsibility to ensure such a thing does not happen to any girl or woman," President Kovind said on Wednesday. The remark comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured that no c...

  • Kuwait ranks last in the Gulf & 10th globally on the most popular travel destinations for Muslim

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait ranks last in the Gulf and 10th globally on the most popular travel destinations for Muslim in 2018, according to Global Muslim Travel Index 2018 issued by Mastercard-Crescentrating company. Kuwait recorded 60.5 points in the index that covers a total of 130 countries, while the UAE topped the chart in the region, and Malaysia retained its first position globally with 80.6 points, followed by Indonesia. Turkey came third, followed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Morocco and Kuwait. Muslim travel market is ...

  • Gujarat Man Chopped Wife's Body Into 11 Parts, Caught Dumping Them: Cops

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of April 2018
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    SURAT:  A woman was murdered and her body chopped into pieces by her husband in Gujarat's Surat, the police said today. Shahnawaz Sheikh was caught dumping the severed parts by a police team and arrested. The police say he killed Zulekha, his second wife, after a huge fight. He then allegedly chopped her body into 11 pieces to dispose them of in different parts of the city, said Surat police officer BS Thakkar. Zulekha and Shahnawaz often fought over his first wife, who used to live with them, the officer said. "...

  • Probe panel clears RCC of lapses in Dr Mary Reji death

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The panel that probed the death of Dr Mary Reji while she was under treatment for cancer of the spleen at the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) has ruled out any lapses on the part of the hospital. In its report, the panel said that the patient was offered all possible treatment even at the advanced stage of her ailment and all official procedures have been followed. The doctors who had treated her asserted that the patient was in a very critical stage when she arrived for treatment and there was no lapse on their part...

  • ‘Shelter can take in mistreated workers’ – One of best in Mideast

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Shelter for Expatriate Workers can achieve the purpose of its establishment in the form of accommodating workers who are mistreated by their employers, says Deputy Director General for Manpower Protection Affairs at Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Abdullah Al-Mutawtah, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Mutawtah declared the purpose also includes mental and social rehabilitation of the workers, curing them of fiscal and mental damages, protecting them from forcible works and rehabilitating the victims of human trafficking....

  • Cash Crunch At Many ATMs Across India; Will Be Resolved, Says Government

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  ATMs are out of cash or not working, people have reported from several states, including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. People in Delhi have also been tweeting about not getting cash at ATMs, in a reminder of long queues and non-functioning machines after demonetization in November 2016. In Hyderabad, news agency ANI quoted people as saying they had been unable to withdraw cash since yesterday. There are similar reports from Varanasi. Reports suggest of...

  • Kuwait is not immune to quakes

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti Earthquake Expert Dr Firyal Bou Rabea affirmed that Kuwait is not immune to earthquakes, and that destructive earthquakes can happen any time in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. In an interview, she indicated that no part of the world is safe from earthquakes, ruling out that science and technology has reached a level of predicting earthquakes before they occur. Dr Bou Rabea said, “Since the establishment of Kuwait Seismic Network, almost 930 earthquakes have been recorded including 39 with intensity rangin...

  • Sushma Swaraj To Visit China On April 21 For Foreign Ministers' Meet

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit China on Saturday to participate in the Foreign Ministers meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), scheduled for April 24. Ms Swaraj is expected to hold talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during her visit to the country, news agency PTI reported. Wang, who was elevated last month to be the State Councillor, is the top diplomat in the Chinese hierarchy. He will hold the dual posts of the State Councillor and Foreign Minister.   Ms Swara...

  • Kathua Accused Plead Not Guilty, Ask For Narco Test

    Posted on : Monday 16th of April 2018
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    KATHUA:  The eight men accused in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua today pleaded not guilty of the crime and asked the district and sessions judge for a narco test. Six of them, including a former revenue official, two police officers and a minor, are accused of keeping the little girl sedated and without food in a small temple for days, raping her over and over and finally killing her. The girl's body was found in the forests on January 17, a week after she went missing from a spot where her horses were g...

  • Economists say early retirement bill will have negative consequences

    Posted on : Monday 16th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of economists revealed their objection to the implementation of the early retirement bill in terms of its high cost and negative consequences, reports Aljarida daily. Executive Chairman of National Bank of Kuwait Essam Saqr highlighted the dangerous consequences of the early retirement bill including loss of an important part of productive and experienced manpower. He said the bill will allow the termination of services of capable and experienced employees while they are in their best phase of service, and their re...

  • Freeze looms on 3,108 expat contracts

    Posted on : Monday 16th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) plans to freeze 3,108 contracts of expatriates by July 1 to make way for the Kuwaiti ministries and government institutions to recruit Kuwaitis, reports Al- Rai daily. The move is part of the government’s strategy to give Kuwaitis more employment opportunities. This comes on the heels of demands by several MPs who have been pushing the government to rely less on expatriate labor. In November, the CSC, which is responsible for all public sector employment, told all public departme...

  • India's First Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Terminal Will Have Dandi March Theme

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March will be the theme of Sabarmati Station in Ahmedabad which will be the terminating station of the proposed high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai-Ahmedabad, a senior official said yesterday. Passengers boarding the bullet train from Sabarmati Station will have to pay Rs. 3,000 to reach Mumbai, he told reporters. It would the first bullet train station whose design has been finalised by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. Achal Khare, the managing director of NHSRCL, said...

  • Maneka Gandhi to seek death penalty for raping minors

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI: As protests grow over the rape of the gangrape and murder of eight-year-old in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Friday said that her ministry would appeal for the death penalty for culprits under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act. Maneka said in a video message that she was "deeply, deeply" disturbed by the Kathua rape case adding that her ministry will move a cabinet note on Monday to amend POCSO, the Protection of Childr...

  • Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait’s national carrier halted flights to Beirut on Thursday citing security concerns, after an air safety watchdog warned of potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days. Kuwait Airways said that it took the decision “on the basis of credible security warnings received from the Cypriot authorities regarding the danger of flying over Lebanon’s airspace”. The changes would stand “until further notice”, the airline said on Twitter. The move came after the European Aviation S...

  • NCERT Publishes Child Helpline Information In Textbooks

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  NCERT has published information about helplines for children in all course books from Class 6-12, giving around 26 crore school children access to them, the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry said. WCD Minister Maneka Gandhi had suggested the idea to Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar last year during a telephone conversation. "The National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) has published the information regarding Childline (1098) 24x7 Helpline for children and ...

  • You Can Book Helicopter Tickets To Amarnath Online Starting April 27

    Posted on : Friday 13th of April 2018
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    JAMMU:  Advance online booking of helicopter tickets for the Amarnath pilgrimage will commence on April 27, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said today. The 60-day long annual yatra to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 28, the shrine board said on Thursday, adding the yatra will be longer by 20 days this year. The standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the online booking of helicopter tickets have been formulated within the parameters of Air Traffic Services Regulations, CEO SAS...

  • Cauvery row: IPL matches to be shifted out of Chennai

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of April 2018
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    Chennai: The Indian Premier League (IPL) matches scheduled to be held in Chennai are to be shifted to a new venue amid protests over the Cauvery row, according to sources. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has cited security issues for moving the games out of Chennai. The MA Chidambaram Stadium is the home ground of Chennai Super Kings. The match between CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders was staged amid stiff opposition Tuesday night. Pro-Tamil groups like Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) and a newly launched forum of Tamil...

  • Rahul Gandhi Congratulates IAS Couple, Says 'Inspiration Amid Communal Hatred'

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took a veiled dig at the Narendra Modi government while congratulating IAS officers Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi on their wedding. "Congratulations Tina Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, IAS toppers, batch of 2015, on your wedding! May your love grow from strength to strength and may you be an inspiration to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred. God bless you," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet. He attached a news report with his tweet tha...

  • Defence Expo Begins; Major Military Firms Showcase Latest Weapon

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of April 2018
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    THIRUVIDANTHAI:  India's mega defence exhibition -- the DefExpo -- began here today with participation of major global and domestic military firms, which are eyeing billions of dollars of contract as part of the country's military modernisation programme. The NDA government is trying to project the 10th edition of the event as first serious attempt to transform India -- the largest importer of military platforms and weapons -- into a hub of military manufacturing. India is expected to spend close to USD 300 billion in th...

  • New luggage scanning machines installed

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Director General of Kuwait International Airport Affairs Eng Fahad Sulaiman Al- Waqyan says the project for installation of new smart machines for scanning luggage of arriving passengers is complete, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Waqyan explained that the project involves installation of three machines that are automatic and have the capacity to handle 1,000 luggage per hour each. Two of the machines will be put in operation early next week. The third one will serve as a reserve in case any of the two machines is faulty ...

  • April 15, Sunday holiday marking Israa and Meraj

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Next Sunday (April 15) is a public holiday marking Israa and Me’raj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement on Monday. The Cabinet took the decision to declare Sunday a public holiday during its weekly session, he said. ...

  • Law that prevents spreading clothes in balconies activated – Fines from KD 100 to KD 300.

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kuwait Municipality has activated the law No. 190/2008 which prevents spreading clothes to dry on balconies to protect urban landscape from being defaced, reports Al-Rai daily. The emergency team from the Capital Governorate organized an inspection campaign in Bneid Al-Gar recently and warned some tenants of the apartments overlooking the Istiqlal Street. The head of the emergency team Zeid Al-Enezi said members of the team have put stickers on the doors of apartments that have violated the ministerial decision. Vio...

  • IndiGo flight was full of mosquitoes, crew didn't listen to me, they misbehaved: Passenger

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018
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    IndiGo airline passenger, who was offloaded from an aircraft for alleged unruly behaviour with crew members, has denied any wrongdoing on his part, saying the airline is at fault. The passenger, Saurabh Rai, said that his repeated complaints about mosquitoes in the aircraft fell on deaf ears and instead, he was misbehaved with before he was offloaded from the aircraft. "The Indigo flight from Lucknow to Bengaluru was full of mosquitoes, when I raised objection, I was manhandled by the crew and offloaded from the aircraft, I was even...

  • Expats in senior positions in Kuwait get less pay than their GCC counterparts

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018
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    KUWAIT CITY : The salaries of expatriates working in senior positions in Kuwait are lesser than the salaries of their counterparts in rest of the GCC countries, reports Al-Rai daily. According to a recent survey conducted by Gulf Business, the average salary of expatriates in senior positions is $7,826. This is nine percent lesser than the average in Saudi Arabia. The average salary of senior expatriate employees in Oman is $7,846 and $7,867 in Bahrain. Some jobs in Kuwait have the highest salaries compared to other GCC countries. ...

  • WHO says Australia exported listeria-tainted melons to Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of April 2018

    GENEVA : Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia, where an outbreak has killed seven people and caused one miscarriage, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The rockmelons, or cantaloupes, were sent to Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and may also have gone to the Seychelles, a WHO statement said. Between Jan 17 and April 6, Australia reported 19 confirmed and one probable case of listeriosis,...

  • Selective tax preparation to be done within 1 month

    Posted on : Monday 9th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY:  Sources from Ministry of Finance said they are expecting the preparation of the selective tax to be completed within one month. They stressed that the approval of the law will be based on the coordination and results of meetings between the government and the parliament in this regard. A government/ Parliament atmosphere has been created to apply tax selectively, informed sources told the Al-Anba daily. The sources revealed the government will cancel the recent increase in cigarette prices when applying the selective t...

  • MoH to terminate services of 400 expats from nursing, pharmacy, X-ray and laboratories

    Posted on : Monday 9th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Health will terminate the services of about 400 expatriates occupying technical posts — nursing, pharmacy, X-ray and laboratories. Sources explained the ministry took this decision because the above mentioned employees have exceeded the legal retirement age — 65 years old. In another development, sources said the expatriate accountants and legal experts are exempted from the replacement policy due to the lack of employees specialized in such fields. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • CSC increases number of expats to lose jobs 3,600

    Posted on : Monday 9th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : In line with the ‘Kuwaitization’ of government jobs, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has increased the number of expatriates whose services in the government sector will be terminated to 3,600. The commission will soon address several government bodies to prepare list of expatriates as a preliminary step to notify them on the decision to end their services by the beginning of November this year. Sources affirmed that the commission “continues to implement the ‘Kuwaitization’ policy which...

  • Cap For H-1B Visa Reached, Say US Immigration Services

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of April 2018

    WASHINGTON: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS, said it has reached the Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for fiscal year 2019 and would conduct a lottery to decide successful applicants for the work visa popular among Indian IT professionals. The fiscal year begins October 1, 2018. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousan...

  • More than 6,000 illegal Filipinos in Kuwait have 6 days to register for amnesty

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of April 2018

    MANILA : The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait  reminded that more than 6,000 overstaying Filipinos in Kuwait have only six days left to register for the amnesty program extended by Kuwait. Speaking at the embassy on Thursday, Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Villa warned that those who fail to register for the amnesty face arrest, fine, and a “lifetime ban” in Kuwait. “Since the amnesty program started in January and was extended in February until April 22, about 4,100 Filipinos have already been repatriated,...

  • Kuttichal land deal: Divya S Iyer went by the book, says collector

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: Divya S Iyer has done nothing wrong in a land deal in Kuttichal panchayat, where she was accused of assigning government land to an individual in the village. District collector K Vasuki, in a report to the revenue department, said that the former Thiruvananthapuram sub-collector Divya S Iyer has followed the guidelines as per the rules and she hasn't transferred the land to the individual. Divya S Iyer has got the clean chit from the collector in the Kuttichal land deal even as she was transferred over allega...

  • Jail, no bail: Salman Khan's trouble mounts as court reserves order till Saturday

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018
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    Jodhpur: Salman Khan will have to spend all of Friday in jail as well after Jodhpur Session's Court reserved bail order till Saturday. The actor was pronounced guilty of shooting two blackbucks in a case dating back to 1998, and was sentenced to five years in prison. While Salman had to spend Thursday night in Jodhpur Central Jail, his legal team was hopeful of securing a bail on Friday. It was not meant to be though as the court reserved its order till Saturday. Defence lawyers said that arguments in the court have been completed an...

  • Most economic experts reject tax on remittances – Will lead to black market

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : When a number of economic experts were asked for their opinion about the remittance tax, most of them rejected the idea, stressing the need for enhancing the economic environment of the country and achieving the necessary reform before applying such a tax. Economic expert, former managing director of Environment Public Authority and former chairman of Board of Directors of Gulf Bank Ali Rasheed Al-Bader said he does not expect the enforcement of tax system in Kuwait to be a success. He explained that levying the remitta...

  • Son, husband kept woman's body in freezer for 3 years

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    Kolkata: The Kolkata police has recovered the body of an old woman from a freezer and well preserved for about three years using chemicals, suspectedly by her jobless son to cash in her pension by taking her thumb impression. The bizarre episode was discovered at a residence in the southern part of the city's Behala area. The body of Beena Majumdar was recovered from inside a freezer, meant to keep meat, a senior police officer said on Thursday. Her son Subhabrata Majumdar, in his early 50s, has been detained and the police was q...

  • Most Kuwaiti housewives prefer Asian maids – Ex-MP lauds cost differences in recruiting domestic workers

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Former MP Kamel Al-Awadhi has praised the decision taken by the Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan on the issue of recruitment of household workers in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, particularly its realistic views on the cost of recruitment, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Awadhi hopes the difference between real cost and profits made by the recruitment agencies whether, irrespective of the company either Al-Durra Company or the Household Employment Offices will shrink. He added the l...

  • At Least 30 Students Fall Ill Following Breakfast At School Canteen In Noida

    Posted on : Friday 6th of April 2018

    NOIDA:  At least 30 students of a private school in Noida fell ill after consuming breakfast in the canteen on Thursday. The students complained of uneasiness, stomach ache and some of them threw up. A team of doctors was called to provide immediate help, the management of Step by Step School said. Some of the students were also taken to nearby hospitals in Noida and Delhi. All the students are said to be stable. The students aren't allowed to bring food from home as the school provides breakfast and lunch in its canteen. While ...

  • MoE dept refutes rumors about expat teachers

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Human Resources Department in the Ministry of Education Saoud Al-Jowaiser has refuted rumors that spread among expatriate teachers about bargaining with those whose services were terminated to allow them to transfer to another sponsor in lieu of their end-of-service benefits, reports Al-Rai daily. Al-Jowaiser stressed that the rumor is baseless as the ministry does not mind if these teachers transfer to other sponsors upon the termination of their contracts. He went on to say that the ministry continues to appoi...

  • Cloudy weather, scattered rain expected

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait is currently affected by the seasonal Sudan depression, accompanied by relative humid air, which might lead to increasing clouds in the coming days and scattered rain, said Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center (KMC). During daytime Wednesday, the weather will be cloudy with light to moderate southeasterly wind at speed between 12-55 km/h, which might cause dust and scattered rain. The maximum temperature expected is between 29-31 degrees Celsius, and the sea state will be mod...

  • Nirmala Sitharaman Meets Chinese Defence Minister In Moscow

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday met her Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe on the sidelines of an international security conference in Moscow. They are understood to have exchanged views on bilateral issues, particularly on the situation along the nearly 4,000 km-border between the two countries, official sources said. Both Nirmala Sitharaman and Wei are in Moscow to attend the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security. Nirmala Sitharaman herself tweeted a picture of her meeting with Wei. T...

  • Salman Khan Found Guilty, Other Actors Acquitted In Blackbuck Poaching Case

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018
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    JODHPUR:  Salman Khan, one of India's biggest stars, has been found guilty of the killing of two blackbuck near Jodhpur in Rajasthan nearly 20 years ago. The 52-year-old actor was found guilty of hunting blackbuck while working on the film "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998. He was present in the Jodhpur court today along with his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam. Salman Khan and the other actors were facing charges under the Wildlife (Protection) Act. Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, and Neelam wh...

  • Rs 1,000 can fast-track your tryst with god at Guruvayur

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of April 2018
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    Guruvayur: Devotees arriving at the famed Sri Krishna temple here can avoid standing in long queues to get a glimpse (darshanam) of the deity if they pay Rs 1,000 to offer 'neivilakku' (ghee lamp) at the 'sreelakam' (sanctum sanctorum). The temple administration has in-principle agreed to the proposal and an announcement would be made on Thursday. At present, for a Rs 4,500 'neivilakku' receipt, five people could enter the temple from near the flagpole without standing in queue. They also get a 'prasad'...

  • High level of fast food addiction in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY  : According to a recent academic study, 53.8 percent of university students eat fast food four times or more during the week, despite the availability of homemade food in their houses. The high level of fast food consumption in Kuwait is due to addiction to its taste and the encouraging environment in the country. The study was conducted on a sample of 297 female and 124 male university students of ages ranging between 18 and 30 years. About 56.5 percent of them are of average weights while 43.5 percent of them are ...

  • 3-Year-Old Boy Turned Blue Because Of A Rare Condition

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A team of doctors has successfully diagnosed and operated upon a three-year-old boy from Jammu and Kashmir who was suffering from a rare condition, the Fortis Hospital said on Tuesday. Mohd Aasim had a large hole in the heart. His aorta and pulmonary artery were coming out of the wrong chamber. To add on to his complications, one of the main blood vessels was blocked below the valve. As a result, the kid had turned blue with oxygen concentration of mere 52 per cent instead of 100 per cent, the hospital said in a stat...

  • CID develops new computer program to register complaints

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Criminal Investigations Department and its affiliates have developed a new program to register complaints in the computer network with complete data of the accused including the personal photograph, reports Al- Qabas daily. Security sources said this step is aimed at protecting the confidentiality and provide quick access and criminal records of the persons wanted by law in coordination with the Department of Information Technology and Public Administration of Information Systems. The sources added the government&rs...

  • CSC plans to offer employment to at least 5,500 registered Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) plans to offer employment to at least 5,500 citizens including 2,500 for educational positions, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They said the names of the 2,500 educational employees include highly qualified applicants who registered for educational jobs at the central recruitment system to work in Ministry of Education, indicating that their names will be revealed within a few days. The sources revealed that these names include those of a number of diplomas holders as ...

  • Monsoon Likely To Be Normal, South May See Less Rain: Weather Agency

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Monsoon rains this year are likely to be normal, private weather forecaster Skymet said today. "Good news for the country, expect normal monsoon this year," Skymet tweeted. It said monsoon is likely to remain normal at 100 per cent of the long-period average (LPA) of 887 millimetres for the four-month period from June to September. India defines average, or normal, rainfall as between 96 per cent and 104 per cent of a 50-year average or LPA of 89 centimetres for the entire four-month season. The state-run I...

  • 134 vacancies created by 90 Kuwaiti retirees

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Rapporteur of Parliament’s committee for improving business environment MP Yousef Al-Fadhala affirmed that national labor subsidies will be paid to holders of in-house business licenses maximum by May 2018. In a press release, Al-Fadhala indicated about a request to be referred to the parliament soon for allocation of a committee to study the allotment of ten percent of the governmental contracts to small and medium enterprises. Meanwhile, the Parliament’s Budgets and Final Accounts Committee held a meeting in t...

  • Not against SC/ST Act, those agitating may not have read judgement: Supreme Court

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that prima facie it does not want to review the ruling on Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Responding to Attorney General of India KK Venugopal observations, the top court said, “Innocent should not be punished or thrown behind the bars without verification.' Those agitating on streets may not have even read our judgment, added the Supreme Court. Earlier on Tuesday, the Centre told the Supreme Court said that an emergency-like situation has unfurled in ...

  • Interior to cancel licenses of 112 out of 321 domestic labor offices

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry intends to cancel the licenses of 112 out of 321 domestic labor offices accredited by the Ministry of Commerce, reports Al-Anba daily. According to a knowledgeable source, this decision was taken after the discovery that these offices are fictitious and they have no actual activity. He affirmed the Interior Ministry took this step in coordination with its commerce counterpart. Asked about the deposit paid by these companies, the source explained the deposit will be kept for some time to make sure t...

  • ‘Kuwait to witness significant rise in temperature, relative humidity in Aug’

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Meteorologist Issa Ramadan said the country will witness a significant rise in temperature and relative humidity in the second half of August, reports Annahar daily. Ramadan told the daily there is no solution to dust except to work on soil cohesion and fight desertification which is caused by lack of rain. He stressed that the continuation of drought will lead to desertification and may lead to migration from some rural areas. He pointed out the disintegration of the soil will cause dust, especially with wind power wit...

  • No Re-Exam For CBSE Class 10 Maths Paper: Anil Swarup

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018

    NEW DELHI:  Anil Swarup, the Secretary for School Education, has tweeted that there would be no re-examination for class 10 Mathematics students. He clarified, that the re-examination will not be conducted even for students in Delhi NCR and Haryana as was proposed by CBSE earlier. The decision has received mixed response from students. Many students have cried foul over the decision stating that many students had received the question paper 12 hours prior to the examination. Anil Swarup tweeted, "Consequent to the preliminary e...

  • 41 Newly-Elected Rajya Sabha MPs Take Oath Today

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Dharmendra Pradhan were among the 41 newly-elected Rajya Sabha MPs who took oath today. Of the 58 members elected from 15 states in elections last month, 41 took oath of affirmation. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was re-elected to the Upper House from Uttar Pradesh, as also members elected from Rajasthan, Telangana and Odisha did not take oath today. While almost all the members belonging to the ruling NDA took oath by swearing i...

  • Hyderabad woman journo writes 'brain is my enemy', jumps off building

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018
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    Hyderabad: A woman news anchor working with a Telugu news channel allegedly committed suicide on Sunday by jumping from the fifth floor of a residential apartment complex over a 'family dispute'. Radhika Reddy was under 'depression due to some family dispute', the police said. The married woman was now staying at her parents' house. "After her duty on Sunday, she came to the house and around 10.40 pm she went to the top floor of the building and jumped. She suffered multiple injuries and died on the spot,&quo...

  • Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan down 1st time in four months

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    TOKYO (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan fell 22.5 percent in February from a year earlier to 6.29 million barrels, or 225,000 barrels per day (bpd), for the first decline in four months, government data showed. However, Kuwait remained Japan's third-biggest oil provider, supplying 7.5 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 slid 15.4 percent year-on-year to 2.99 million bpd for the...

  • 1% on KD 99, 2% on KD 100-200 , 3% on KD 300-499 & 5 % on KD 500 and above – Remittance tax on Expats approved

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : The parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee has approved four bills on imposing tax on remittances of expatriates, taking into account those with low income. Committee Chairman MP Salah Khorshid said majority of the panel members approved the bills, indicating they have taken into consideration the possibility of imposing lower tax on those with limited income. He affirmed the opinions of the committee’s advisors, legal experts and constitutional expert Abdel Fattah Hassan were considered in approvi...

  • Solution to hiring domestics from abroad soon

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Residency Affairs General Department in the Interior Ministry Major General Talal Al-Marafe held a meeting with the chairperson of Kuwaiti Union of Domestic Labor Offices his deputy and members of the union’s board of directors, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Several officials from the Residency Affairs General Department attended the meeting, during which they discussed obstacles that the union’s board is facing. They also talked about the requirements which must be fulfilled in order to fac...

  • Kuwaitization policy hurts primary schools for boys

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Primary schools for boys suffer from lack of female science teachers following the implementation of Kuwaitization policy and ending the contracts of expatriate teachers, reports Aljarida daily quoting educational sources. They explained that Kuwaiti teachers refuse to move to schools where the services of expatriate teachers were terminated because they are schools for boys. The pressure on the Kuwaiti teachers working in those schools has increased after the services of their expatriate colleagues were terminated, whi...

  • 2018 Summer: 'Above Normal' Temperatures Between April-June

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The India Meteorological Department warned that the average temperatures in most parts of India are expected to be "above normal" between April and June, the period it considers the actual summer season. The IMD, however, said the temperatures in east, east-central and southern India, which include Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, are likely to be lower than the usual, indicating that the onset of monsoon will be on time. The "above normal" average temperatures prediction suggests tha...

  • Sheila Dixit To Attend 'Thank You India' Event Hosted By Tibetans In Delhi Today

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of April 2018
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    DHARAMSHALA:  Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit will preside over the opening ceremony of the Cultural Festival of Tibet event, a part of the year-long 'Thank You India' campaign organised by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), in New Delhi on Monday, it was announced on Sunday. CTA President Lobsang Sangay will also attend the inaugural ceremony that will continue till April 4. Apart from the exhibitions, film screening and performances by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, the festival would also se...

  • 2 Ambedkar statues vandalised in UP in 24 hours, protests triggered

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018
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    LUCKNOW: In the latest incident of statue defacing, a sculptor of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was damaged in Siddharthnagar's Gohaniya of Uttar Pradesh. This is the second incident of vandalism within 24 hours. One of the hands of the statue was damaged by unidentified people. The incident took place on Friday night. Following the incident, locals staged a protest. Earlier today, another sculptor of Ambedkar was damaged in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad. The incident took place on Saturday in Jhunsi's Trivenipuram. The head of the...

  • About 689 ‘expat employees’ in two ministries receive termination letters

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : About 689 expatriate employees of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Thursday received letters of termination, as part of implementation of Kuwaitization policy based on decision No. 11/2017 of Civil Service Commission (CSC) regarding reduction of expatriates working in the government sector. In this regard, Minister of Health Dr Bassel Al-Sabah ended the services of 253 non-Kuwaiti employees working in the designations that were earmarked by CSC for implementation of Kuwaitization. According to th...

  • Kuwait cannot impose remittance tax on expats – Ownership rights better than taxation

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait cannot impose tax on the remittances of expatriates because it is a member of international financial organizations and has signed agreements for establishing those organizations which require commitment from all members to abide by the relevant regulations that include avoiding restrictions on the current payments, reports Al-Anba daily. According to Article 8 of the agreement for establishing International Monetary Fund (IMF), it is not allowed for any member country to take discriminating procedures in terms of cu...

  • Kuwait settled legal residency status of over 12,500 people since '11 - official

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait Central System for Remedy of Situations of Illegal Residents said Saturday it settled legal residency status of 12,733 people since early 2011 up until March this year. Colonel Abdulaziz Al-Asousi, Acting Director of Remedy Department, said 8,521 people have completed legal status settlement process. Al-Asousi told KUNA the Central System was in the process of legalizing status of 4,212 people after identifying their original nationalities. He said those who corrected their legal status generally belonged ...

  • Kuwait condemns Israel's brutal attacks on Palestinian demonstrators

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- Kuwait condemned Israel's brutal attacks on the unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in the occupied territory, an official source at the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The source added that Kuwait has followed up, with a great sorrow, reports of Israel's brutal attacks the Palestinian demonstrators that are in defiance of international resolutions and violation of all international norms. The source noted that Kuwait, out of its responsibilities towards Muslim and Arab issues, and through its nonpermane...

  • Saudi Arabia Won't Retain Passports Of Indian Crew On Arrival: Air India

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Saudi Arabian government has decided not to retain the passports of the Indian airline crew members on arrival in the country and issue a bar code instead, an Air India spokesperson confirmed. The move comes as a big relief to the crew of Air India and Jet Airways, the two Indian airlines which fly to that country. Indian authorities had taken up the issue with the Saudi authorities and the decision not to retain the passports of the crew of Indian airlines came into effect from mid-February this year, the Air India ...

  • Kerala to host Asia's largest startup conclave on April 6, 7

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of March 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: Asia's largest startup ecosystem congregation, Huddle Kerala, will be held at Kovalam near here on April 6 and 7. The initiative is envisaged to provide a platform for start-ups to pitch in their products and interact with a wide array of technology and industry leaders from around the world. Startups, investors, academicians and industry leaders will attend the event, which is expected to have the participation of 2,000 members with 40 speakers in 30 sessions. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan will inaugurate t...

  • Railways Has 90,000 Jobs. More People Than Australia's Population Apply

    Posted on : Friday 30th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  More than 25 million people, a number greater than Australia's population, have applied for about 90,000 positions with the railways, underlining the challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces in providing millions of jobs ahead of an election in 2019. PM Modi was voted into power in 2014 on promises to reignite growth in Asia's third-largest economy and provide jobs. But his flagship "Make in India" initiative to lift the share of manufacturing in India's $2 trillion economy to 25 percent from ab...

  • CBSE received email about maths paper leak a day before exam

    Posted on : Friday 30th of March 2018

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson had received an e-mail about the class 10 mathematics paper being leaked a day before the exam, police officers have stated. In its complaint to the police, the CBSE has said an e-mail was received on the chairperson's official ID informing about the paper leak a day before the exam on March 28, the officers said. In the mail, the sender had stated that the mathematics paper was leaked on WhatsApp and that it should be cancelled, they said. The mail also c...

  • Jammu And Kashmir Turns To Tulip Garden, Dal Lake To Revive Tourism

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018
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    SRINAGAR:  A tourism event in Srinagar is looking to ease people into visiting Jammu and Kashmir, where the tourism sector has been hit since the violence in 2016 following the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani. Tour operators say they want to create a welcoming, feel-good factor in the state so that more tourists can come. This year, many new varieties have been introduced in Srinagar's colourful tulip garden, which is a major tourist draw. With 12.25 lakh tulips, the place is a big hit. Locals are also helping in by cleaning up...

  • Vijay Mallya To Marry For 3rd Time? All Eyes On Partner Pinky Lalwani

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Businessman Vijay Mallya, neck-deep in legal trouble over crores in unpaid dues and money-laundering charges, is set to marry for the third time, suggest reports. He is believed to have decided to marry Pinky Lalwani, his partner for over three years. Pinky Lalwani, a former air hostess, lives with Vijay Mallya, 62, at his mansion in Hertfordshire, about an hour and a half from London. The two reportedly started dating when Vijay Mallya offered Pinky Lalwani a job in the Kingfisher Airlines. The couple celebrated...

  • 5-Year-Old Allegedly Kidnapped And Killed By Father's 'Lover' Say Police

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018

    MUMBAI:  In what could possibly be a revenge killing, a five-year-old girl was murdered by a woman, who police believe to be her father's 'lover'. On March 24, the child went missing from Nalasopara near Mumbai. The police started looking for her after her parents filed a complaint. The child's body was found three days later, on March 27, in a toilet in Gujarat's Navsari district. The police claim a woman, Anjali Baghela, in her mid-twenties, was in a relationship with Santosh Saroj, the little girl's fa...

  • ISRO's GSAT-6A communication satellite to be launched today

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of March 2018
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    Chennai: ISRO's GSLV-F08 mission carrying the GSAT-6A communication satellite will be launched from the space port of Sriharikota on Thursday. The Launch of GSLV-F08, planned from the Second Launch Pad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 4.56 pm marks the 12th flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F08 and sixth flight with indigenous Cryogenic upper stage. GSAT-6A, is similar to GSAT-6, a high power S-band communication satellite built on I-2K satellite bus with a mission life of about ten years, it sai...

  • CBSE to re-conduct class X maths and class XII economics exams

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday announced that it would re-conduct the examinations for class X maths and class XII economics. The date for fresh examinations will be made available on the official website of CBSE within a week, the board said in a statement. "The board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations. Therefore, the board has decided to re-conduct the examinations for class X maths and Class XII economics," the statement said. Cou...

  • Jet Airways Delays Salary Of Over Thousand Employees

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    Jet Airways has delayed salary of more than a thousand employees for the month of March. Employees were communicated about the development through an internal communication. "Due to certain circumstances beyond our control, the disbursal of March 2018 salary is postponed," it said. Accordingly, the payroll of the pilot, cabin crew and the engineers will be run on April 10, while the salaries of other staff member will get credited on April 3. However, Jet Airways refused to divulge the reason behind the delay when enqui...

  • Inside Ambanis' Party: A Star-Studded Evening To Celebrate Akash Ambani, Shloka Mehta's Engagement

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Akash Ambani, the eldest son of billionaire Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani, will marry Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamond magnate Russel Mehta and Mona Mehta, in December. The two got engaged on Saturday at a plush resort in Goa and to celebrate the occasion the Ambanis threw a lavish party at their Mumbai home. A number of celebrities including Bollywood stars and sports people attended the party on Monday. Dressed in a three-piece, Akash Amabni posed with celebrities along with his bride-to-be Shloka, who was silver ...

  • I-T Departmentt Freezes Cognizant's Accounts Chennai, Mumbai Over Tax Irregularities

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    Income Tax department has frozen Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp's bank accounts and deposits in Chennai and Mumbai for allegedly evading a dividend distribution tax (DDT), according to a report on Tuesday. A Cognizant spokesman confirmed the report and said in a statement that a court has instructed the tax department not to take further action pending further hearings. Cognizant failed to pay the tax of more than 25 billion rupees ($385 million) in the 2016-17 financial year, the Hindu reported, citing officials from the ta...

  • Vistara Passenger, 62, Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Crew On Flight

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A 62-year-old businessman from Pune has been arrested after he was accused of molesting a crew member on an Air Vistara flight last Saturday. The incident allegedly took place when the Tata Vistara flight from Lucknow landed in Delhi and passengers were about to exit the plane. The air hostess told the police that she was touched by the man inappropriately when he was getting down. The airline said in a statement that it would not tolerate abusive behaviour by passengers. "A cabin crew member on Lucknow-Delh...

  • On World Water Day 2018, PM Modi Highlights Importance Of ‘Jal Shakti’

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  On the occasion of World Water Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet highlighted the importance of "Jal Shakti" and said that when people conserves water, cities, villages and farmers benefit tremendously. On World Water Day, PM Modi also reaffirmed the country's commitment towards water conservation. "#WorldWaterDay is an occasion to highlight the importance of Jal Shakti and reaffirm our commitment towards water conservation.  When water is conserved, our cities, villages and hardwork...

  • BrahMos, Supersonic Cruise Missile, Successfully Flight Tested From Pokhran

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully flight tested from Rajasthan's Pokhran test range this morning, news agency ANI has reported. The missile flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8 and has a range of 290 km. The range of the BrahMos missile, an Indo-Russia joint venture, can be extended up to 400 km as certain technical restrictions were lifted after India became a full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime or MTCR in 2016. Work is underway to integrate the BrahMo...

  • Navroz Mubarak: President Kovind, PM Modi Wish People On Parsi New Year

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind have wished the Parsi community on Navroz today. Navroz, which is the Parsi new year, is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the calendar followed by the Zoroastrians. The day marks the first day of the spring. Though Navroz has Iranian and Zoroastrian origins, it's a day of global observance and is celebrated on March 21 every year. Wishing people of the Parsi community this morning, PM Modi tweeted, "Navroz Mubarak to the Parsi community!...

  • SpiceJet plane veers off path, hits runway lights at Bengaluru airport

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    BENGALURU: A Bengaluru-bound SpiceJet aircraft hit the runway lights after landing at the Kempegowda International Airport. The incident took place on Friday night. "SpiceJet aircraft SG 1238 from Hyderabad after landing and taxiing damage three runway lights, due to which runway was closed from 10.47 p.m. to 11.28 p.m (on late Friday night)," a Bengaluru International Airport Ltd (BIAL) official said in a statement. The SpiceJet aircraft SG 1238 was arriving from Hyderabad. "During the landing roll, the aircraft v...

  • India Is The Biggest Strategic Opportunity For US: Pentagon

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  India is the "biggest strategic opportunity" for the US with New Delhi showing more openness to strengthen bilateral security ties, a top Pentagon commander has said, underlining a mutual desire for global stability and support for the rules-based international order. Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of the US Pacific Command also told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, that the Quad, comprising India, US, Japan and Australia is an important idea of like-minded nations that can go after the chal...

  • Go Back To Paper Ballots: Congress Wants Voting Machines To Be Dumped

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Electronic voting machines, first introduced in state elections two decades ago, should be dumped and India should go back to using paper ballot papers, the Congress said today, putting its weight behind the opposition chorus against the voting machines. In its political resolution moved at the party's two-day plenary session, the Congress spoke about the "apprehensions among political parties and the people" over the misuse of the Electronic Voting Machines, or EVMs, to manipulate the outcome contrary to t...

  • Dalai Lama Events To Kick-Start from Dharamsala

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of March 2018
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    DHARAMSALA:  After cancelling events in the national capital, the Tibetan government-in-exile will now start the pan-India programmes to mark the beginning of the 60th year of the Dalai Lama stepping on Indian soil, from its headquarters in Dharamshala, organisers said on Saturday. "The CTA (Central Tibetan Administration) will be organising a public event at the Tsuglagkhang temple (in Dharamsala) on March 31 to thank India," a government-in-exile spokesperson told IANS. He said the Dalai Lama has agreed to attend the...

  • Pakistan Calls Back Envoy To India After Alleged Incidents Of Harassment

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Pakistan has called back its High Commissioner in Delhi for a meeting after alleging that its diplomats and their families were "harassed and intimidated" in the capital. Islamabad said in a statement that it had called envoy Sohail Mahmood for "consultations" after "no positive action had been taken by India". Indian government sources downplayed the move, saying: "Consultation is routine process between the embassy and the foreign office, it is nothing unusual." Pakistan had ...

  • Centre okays higher speed limits: Cars can do 70 kmph in cities, 120 kmph on expressways

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Centre has approved a proposal to raise speed limits in cities and on highways across the country. The new limits would allow cars to go up to 70 kmph in cities and motorcycles up to 60 kmph. However, state governments will retain the power to set lower limits in their jurisdictions, reports said. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday approved the raising of speed limits not just for city roads but also for highways and expressways. The proposal will now be sent to the Law Ministry for vetti...

  • CBSE Class 12 Accountancy question paper was not leaked, claims board

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Thursday denied reports of the Accountancy question paper of Class 12th exams being leaked. The board said that all the seals have been found intact at all the exam centres. The CBSE added that some people tried to play mischief by circulating messages. "During process of exam, however, at local level some miscreants have tried to play mischief by circulating messages through WhatsApp & social media to disturb the sanctity of examinations.CBSE has decided to take stri...

  • India Considering Barring 91 Defaulters From Going Abroad: Report

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of March 2018

    India has compiled a list of people it is considering barring from leaving the country because of their involvement with companies that have defaulted on loans, a person with knowledge of the matter said. The government has come up with names of 91 people involved with 400 of the so-called wilful defaulters, the person said, asking not to be identified as the information is private. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration has asked creditors to start legal proceedings against these companies and asked banks to provide passport ...

  • Body in barrel: woman killed by daughter's lover; murderer took own life too

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of March 2018
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    Kochi: The mystery surrounding the death of an Udayamperoor woman, whose body was found stuffed in a barrel that was dumped in the backwaters of Kumbalam, has been solved. The police have found out that Shakuntala, the wife of one Damodaran, was killed by Eroor native Sajith, who had been in a relationship with the victim's daughter. Sajith had committed suicide by consuming potassium cyanide the day after Shakuntala's body was recovered from a lake. The police received the crucial information from one of Sajith's friends...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Condoles Demise Of Stephen Hawking

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the demise of cosmologist Stephen Hawking and said his grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. He described Hawking as an outstanding scientist and academic and said his demise was "anguishing". He also said that his work made the world a better place. "Professor Stephen Hawking was an outstanding scientist and academic. His grit and tenacity inspired people all over the world. His demise is anguishing. Professor Hawking's pioneering work ma...

  • 8 CRPF soldiers killed, 6 injured in blast by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    RAIPUR: At least eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and six injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast by suspected Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Tuesday. “Combing ops were underway in the morning when a CRPF vehicle was targetted by Naxals using IED. We've reports of eight to ten casualties and wounded” said DM Awasthi, Special DG, Anti Naxal Operations. “Additional forces have been deployed to carry rescue operations. No further firing has happened.” ...

  • India emerges as world's largest importer of arms, Pakistan's import goes down

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    India has emerged as the largest importer of major arms according to a latest research released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday. According to the study, India became the world’s largest importer of major arms in 2013-17 accounting for 12 per cent of the total global import. The study said that there has been significant increase of 24 per cent in India’s weapon import between 2008-12 and 2013-17. The country that accounts for the maximum arms import of India is Russia with 6...

  • Man Spends $1.41 Million In UK Using State Bank Card With $200 Limit: CBI

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A Mumbai-resident allegedly spent $1.41 million (Rs. 9.1 crore) on British e-commerce websites using a foreign travel card issued by the State Bank of India with a meagre spending limit of $200 (Rs. 13,000) prompting the CBI to register an FIR on Monday, officials said. The bank had filed a complaint with the CBI in this regard alleging that its NRI Seawoods branch in Navi Mumbai had issued a Foreign Travel Cards for which the prepaid application is provided by Yalamanchili Software Exports Ltd and database support resou...

  • IndiGo Cancels 47 Flights After Regulator Grounds Planes Over Faulty Engines

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Budget carrier IndiGo has cancelled as many as 47 flights today after the country's aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation, or DGCA grounded eight A320Neo planes of IndiGo with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, along with three such aircraft of GoAir. IndiGo has cancelled 47 flights across its domestic network on March 13, the airline announced on its website. The flights that have been cancelled are from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Patna, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Amri...

  • Coast Guard Chopper Crashes In Maharashtra's Raigad District, Crew Safe

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of March 2018

    A coastguard helicopter crashed in Murud, Raigad district, in Maharashtra today. However, the crew was reported to be safe. Earlier on March 6, the Indian Coast Guard responded to a major fire at a Maersk container ship about 650 NM from Kochi. The 330-metre-long Maersk Honam was en route to Suez from Singapore caught fire. The ship had 27 crew members on board. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Ahead Of French President's Visit, Indo-French Club Launched In Varanasi

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of March 2018
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    VARANASI:  Ahead of the proposed visit by French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Varanasi, a group of local youths and some French nationals have formed a club to work towards improving man-to-man contact between the people of the two countries. The 'Indo-French Friends Club' was launched at Assi Ghat on Thursday. "The idea of getting the nationals of both the countries together for improving personal contact just took shape and we gave it the form of Indo-French Friends Club," the...

  • Sushma Swaraj Calls On Emmanuel Macron, Discusses People-To-People Ties In Delhi

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called on French President Emmanuel Macron in New Delhi and discussed ways to further enhance the India-France Strategic Partnership that was forged in 1998. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that Sushma Swaraj and Mr Macron "exchanged views on further enhancing our strategic partnership in trade and investment, defence and security, culture, education and people-to-people ties". Earlier in the day, Mr Macron was accorded a ceremonial wel...

  • Prime Minister Takes Charge Of Civil Aviation Ministry

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018

    NEW DELHI:  As the Telugu Desam Party pulled out its minister from NDA government and Ashok Gajapathi Raju put in his resignation as Civil Aviation minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will now handle the portfolio. President Ram Nath Kovind today accepted the resignations of TDP MPs Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pasupati and Y S Chowdary. While Mr Raju was heading the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Mr Chowdary was Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. Under relentless opposition attack over its failure to secur...

  • SC says passive euthanasia is permissible, recognises living will

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court on Friday recognised 'living will' made by terminally-ill patients for passive euthanasia. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by chief justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said passive euthanasia and advance living will are 'permissible'. The bench also laid down guidelines as to who would execute the will and how the nod for passive euthanasia would be granted by the medical board. The apex court said that advance directives for terminally-ill patients could ...

  • Case Against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Over Alleged Anti-Muslim Remarks

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018
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    HYDERABAD:  Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was today charged for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of the Muslim community by giving "provocative" statements on the Ayodhya issue by the city police following a complaint against him. "The complaint against the spiritual guru, who has been trying for a solution to the Ayodhya dispute through mediation, was filed by Salahuddin Affan, secretary of the city-based Darsgah Jihad-O-Shahadat (DJS)," Moghalpura police station Inspector R Devendar said....

  • 3 Dead, 13 Injured In Fire At Chemical Factory In Maharashtra's Palghar, Blast Heard 10 Km Away

    Posted on : Friday 9th of March 2018

    PALGHAR, MAHARASHTRA:  Three people have died and 13 people are injured, three of them seriously, after a powerful blast followed by a massive fire ripped through a private chemical manufacturing company on Thursday night in Maharashtra's Palghar, about 150 km from Mumbai. Palghar Control police official Pramod Pawar said the blast took place around 11.15 pm in the chemical company's plant. "The blast, cause of which is not yet clear was so deafening that it was heard in a radius of 10 km, and houses and buildings w...

  • Hadiya's Marriage Restored By Supreme Court, High Court Decision Scrapped

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Kerala woman Hadiya is free to live with her husband, the Supreme Court ruled today, cancelling a Kerala High Court order annulling the 24-year-old's marriage to a Muslim man after converting to Islam. The judges said Hadiya is "at liberty free to pursue her endeavours," stating that the High Court should not have intervened. Her husband's lawyer told NDTV, "Hadiya was still in class and could be informed but today she is a free woman. She can live and love to her liking". The Kerala High ...

  • International Women`s Day: Vistara offers celebratory sale, fares start from Rs 1,099

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: Vistara airlines has announced a special celebratory sale to customers on International Women`s Day. Under the sale, customers can book tickets with fares starting at Rs1,099 in economy class, Rs 2,799 in premium economy and Rs 7,999 in business class (inclusive of taxes and fees). The celebratory sale is open for all customers and is for 24 hours only, starting from 00:01 hours and ending at 23:59 hours on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Travel period under this sale is between March 16, 2018 and October 10, 2018, both dates...

  • In Kerala, Gandhi Statue Damaged; Ambedkar's Statue Splashed With Paint In Tamil Nadu

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018
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    KANNUR, KERALA:  A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was vandalised at Kannur in Kerala at about 7 am on Thursday. An unidentified person has broken the glasses and garland on the statue. Local people claim they saw the man targeting the statue; a passerby even took a picture with his mobile phone. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. Senior police sources have told NDTV that they do not suspect any political motive behind the attack on Gandhi's statue. Police suspect it is a "one off incident." Pol...

  • "Passport Suspended, Impossible For Me To Return," Mehul Choksi Tells CBI

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of March 2018

    NEW DELHI:  With his passport suspended, jeweller Mehul Choksi, one of the central figures accused of a fraud of nearly $2 billion against Punjab National Bank, told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a letter that it was "impossible" for him to return to India. He even demanded to know why his passport was suspended. "It is impossible for me to travel back to India. I wish to point out that the Regional Passport Office Mumbai has not given me any explanation as to why my passport has been suspended and as t...

  • Maersk Ship With 13 Indians On Board Catches Fire Near Lakshadweep Island

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of March 2018

    MUMBAI:  A Maersk container ship, with 27 crew members on board including 13 Indians, caught fire in the Arabian Sea near Lakshadweep Islands last night, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) said today. Four of the ship's crew members are missing while the others have been rescued, it said. The 330-metre-long Maersk Honam, which was en route to Suez from Singapore caught fire last night with flames from the main deck of the ship rising up to its bridge, a height of about 25 metres, it said in a statement. The vessel reported an ...

  • Collect passport details of big borrowers in 45 days: Centre tells banks

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has directed state-owned banks to obtain passport details of all borrowers, who have taken loans in excess of Rs 50 crore, within 45 days with a view to preventing alleged fraudsters like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country, sources said. In case the borrower does not have a passport, the bank should obtain a certificate in the form of declaration that the person does not have the passport, sources said quoting the Finance Ministry's advisory to banks. It further said that the loan...

  • Statues vs vandals: After Lenin and Periyar, bust of Syama Prasad Mukherjee damaged

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly condemned incidents of vandalism targeting statues of historical figures, a bust of BJP founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee in Kolkata's Kalighat area was splattered with ink and a portion broken off. The incident happened on Wednesday morning when a number of accused climbed a pedestal on which the bust of Mukherjee was placed. They then proceeded to smear black ink on it - breaking a portion of the face as well. They, reportedly students of Jadavpur University - then attempt...

  • ICICI Bank's Chanda Kochhar Summoned By Anti-Fraud Agency In Bank Fraud Case

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of March 2018
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    ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar and Axis Bank's Shikha Sharma have been summoned by the anti-fraud agency, SFIO, in a bank fraud case. Sources said the two top bank executives of private banks had been called in context of the probe in credit extended to Mehul Choksi's Gitanjali Group by a bank consortium. Ms Kochhar is the chief executive officer of ICICI bank and Ms Sharma, heads Axis Bank. ICICI Bank led a consortium of 31 banks that lent money to the Gitanjali Group. Sources indicate the senior officials are only bein...

  • Air India runs all-woman crew flight from Kolkata ahead of Intl. Women's Day

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of March 2018
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    Kolkata: National carrier Air India on Sunday operated a flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata route with an all-woman cockpit and cabin crew in view of the International Women's Day, a statement said. The flight AI709, an Airbus 319, was operated by Captain Akanksha Verma and Captain Satovisa Banerjee. The cabin crew comprised D Bhutia, M.G. Mohanraj, T Ghosh and Yatili Kath. Air India's general manager, Personnel, Navneet Sidhu flagged off the flight along with other senior officials at the city airport. Air India h...

  • Indian Embassy Phone Lines In US Spoofed For Extortion, Advisory Issued

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  Indian Embassy telephone lines have been spoofed by fraudsters in the United States to cheat people for money, according to an advisory issued by mission which warned against entertaining any suspicious calls. The Indian Embassy in Washington has informed the US Government about it and launched its own internal investigation. It also issued a rare public advisory on such fraud calls that has cheated people with money, thus bringing bad name to the diplomatic mission. "These fraudsters either seek personal i...

  • Oscars 2018: A Tribute To Sridevi And Shashi Kapoor From Hollywood

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Bollywood stars Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi were among those honoured at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony in the 'Memoriam' montage, which pays tribute to everyone the film industry has lost in the past year. This year, set to Eddie Vedder performing a Tom Petty song live, 'In Memoriam' also remembered former James Bond Sir Roger Moore, French star Jeanne Moreau, actors Martin Landau and Harry Dean Stanton, actor and playwright Sam Shepard, and directors George Romero and Jonathan Demme. Shashi Kapoor died last...

  • CBSE class 10, 12 exams begin from March 5; 28 lakh students to appear

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018
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    New Delhi: More than 28 lakh candidates will appear for class 10 and 12 examinations conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from Monday, a board official said on Sunday. A total of 16,38,428 candidates have registered for class X examination, while 11,86,306 candidates have registered for class XII examination. The class X board examination has been reintroduced from this year after the government decided to do away with the Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) adopted earlier. The exam will be cond...

  • BJP Has Emerged As All-India Party, Says Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister

    Posted on : Monday 5th of March 2018

    SHIMLA:  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said the excellent performance of the BJP in north-eastern states indicated that it has emerged as an all-India party. He said that he was confident that the BJP would win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The aim of the party is to make India "Congress free, Communist free", the chief minister said. Replying to a question, Mr Thakur said there was no question of scrapping Section 118 of Tenancy and Land Reforms Act which barred all non-agriculturists...

  • End of CPM 'Sarkar' in Tripura as BJP gets landslide victory

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of March 2018
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    Agartala: The 25-year-old Left rule in Tripura came to an end on Saturday with the BJP putting up a spectacular show. The BJP and its ally, the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), were headed for a landslide electoral victory in the north-east state, ousting the CPM-led Left Front. As per the latest trends of all 59 constituencies, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 32 seats while the tribal party was ahead in eight after the first and second round of counting of votes. The BJP had no MLA in the 60-member Ho...

  • Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland Assembly election results 2018: BJP set to win Tripura, leads in Nagaland; Congress ahead in Meghalaya

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of March 2018
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    The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP is set to win the Tripura Assembly election results 2018. The party and its alliance is also leading in Nagaland. In Meghalaya, Congress is leading. "BJP is all set for a historic win in Tripura. Even our performance in Nagaland and Meghalaya is historic. An important day in Indian politics," said UP CM Yogi Adityanath while Congratulating PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. The BJP will form the government in all three states, said Kiren Rijiju, MoS Home, on Saturday with counting underway in thr...

  • Do not initiate recovery proceedings against Nirav Modi, says US court

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of March 2018
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    Washington: A US court on Friday has granted reprieve to Nirav Modi, protecting him from a repayment commitment. The court passed an interim order that prevents creditors from collecting debt from Nirav Modi-owned Firestar Diamond Inc. after it filed for bankruptcy. Modi, who is being investigated for illegal transfer of nearly $2 billion from Punjab National Bank, has a majority stake in Firestar Diamond and its other sister companies through his other companies. Firestar Diamond Inc filed the Chapter 11 voluntary petition in th...

  • 8 Devotees Killed In Himachal Pradesh Accident After SUV Falls Into Gorge

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of March 2018
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    SHIMLA:  Eight devotees from Punjab were killed when a private vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on early Friday, police said. The devotees, belonging to Kale Ghanpur village near Amritsar town, were returning home after paying obeisance at a famous Sikh shrine at Manikaran in Kullu district when the accident occurred near Swarghat, about 120 km from the state capital. One person was serious injuries and was admitted to a governme...

  • Fight Against Terror And Misguiding Mindset, Not Any Religion, Says PM Modi

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the fight against terrorism and radicalisation was not against any religion, but against a mindset that misguides the young. "Every religion promotes human values," the prime minister said, addressing an event on 'Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation', where Jordan's King Abdullah II was also present. He stressed on the strength of plural heritage and diversity of Indian society against extremism. "India has been a cradle of ...

  • Aadhaar linking weeds out 2.75 cr bogus ration cards

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Complete digitisation of ration cards and linking them to Aadhaar number of beneficiaries has helped the government weed out over 2.75 crore duplicate and bogus ration cards that were used to get highly subsidised foodgrains. Food ministry officials said though the entire process of digitisation of ration cards had started in January 2013, it gained momentum in the past four years. “We have plugged the leakage of subsidised wheat, rice and coarse grains to the tune of Rs 17,500 crore annually. Though there is no direct s...

  • 'No show' at 5,000 cinemas in Kerala, other southern states tomorrow

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018

    Kochi: Over 5,000 cinema theaters in the southern states will remain closed on Friday in protest against the alleged exploitation by digital service providers like UFO and QUBE. While screens in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are launching an indefinite strike on that day, the theaters in Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will be resorting to a one-day token stir to express support. The strike has been called by the South Indian Film Chamber with the support of the film chambers of the respective states. The demands of the theater owner...

  • Mahatma Gandhi's Original Letter On Jesus Christ Up For Sale

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of March 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  A letter written by Mahatma Gandhi, in which he discusses the nature of existence of Jesus Christ, is up for sale and could be purchased for USD 50,000. The letter dated April 6, 1926 written by Mahatma Gandhi from his Sabarmati Ashram in India. Typed in faint ink and with a bold, unaffected signature, the letter was part of a private collection for the past several decades and is now being sold by the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection. "Jesus was one of the great teachers of mankind," Mahatma Gandhi ...

  • Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi Dies At 82

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of February 2018
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    CHENNAI: Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt, died on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu's Kanchipuram. He was 82. He had been admitted to a hospital after he complained of breathing problems. He had been in poor health for much of last year. Born Sri Subramaniyam on July 18, 1935, Jayendra Saraswathi was head of the Kanchi Mutt or Hindu monastery established by Adi Shankaracharya in the 8th century and had a huge following in South India. The Mutt runs several schools, eye clinics and hospitals. He h...

  • Thousands Gather To Bid Farewell To Sridevi, Funeral At 3.30 pm

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Thousands of flower carrying, prayer chanting fans and Bollywood actors are pouring into Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club to pay last respects to film icon Sridevi, who died in Dubai over the weekend. The funeral will be held at 3.30 pm. The sudden death of the 54-year-old had shaken the country. Her body was released by the Dubai police last evening after routine investigations and was flown into Mumbai by a private jet. Sridevi, who was initially thought to have died of a cardiac arrest, was found to have accidentally ...

  • A Special Tribute To Sridevi By Odisha's Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik

    Posted on : Monday 26th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI: The Bollywood icon Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai on Saturday due to cardiac arrest. After the news of megastar's death broke out, countess tributes started to pour in from across the world for the legendary actress. Among them, one special tribute was from Padma Shri awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik, a noted sand artist from Odisha who has made thousands of sand art works on Odisha's Puri beach. With the message, "We will miss you", Mr Pattnaik, made a heartfelt sand art for Sridevi. He wrote: "Tribute to one o...

  • Sridevi Was Motionless In Bathtub When Boney Kapoor Found Her: Report

    Posted on : Monday 26th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI: Sridevi was getting ready for dinner with her husband Boney Kapoor in Dubai when she reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest in her room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel, says a report in the Khaleej Times, quoting family sources. According to the report, Boney Kapoor, who had left Dubai for Mumbai, returned on Saturday evening to surprise his wife. He reportedly woke Sridevi up around 5.30 pm and the couple chatted for around 15 minutes, the report says. Then Boney Kapoor asked her to dinner. The 54-year-old star went t...

  • I Love Indian Media, It's ‘Mild And Nice’: Donald Trump Jr

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Donald Trump Jr, son of US President Donald Trump, on Friday said he loves the Indian media as it is "mild and nice" compared to the "aggressive and brutal" American media. Speaking at the Global Business Summit here, Trump Jr said: "I am the first person in the history of India to say I love the Indian media. They are so mild and nice." He related to an incident when he said that Indians have smiling faces despite the hardships. "It wasn't me coming here for first time. It ...

  • Groom Killed, Bride Injured As Wedding Gift Explodes 5 Days Later

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of February 2018
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    BHUBANESWAR:  A newly-married man in Odisha was killed and his wife critically injured when a gift that they had received for their wedding reception exploded. The man's grandmother also died in the blast. The incident took place in Odisha's Bolangir district on Friday, just five days after their wedding, the police said. The police are trying to identify who gave the package to the couple at their reception ceremony on Wednesday and what kind of explosive was used in the incident. The gift package that was brought home afte...

  • Over 10,000 Watches Seized During Raids Connected To Nirav Modi

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) that seized over 10,000 imported watches from several locations connected to diamond czar Nirav Modi contend that the watches might have been imported for "business purpose". The imported watches were seized from the 60 plastic containers from several locations connected to the diamond czar during the searches carried out in the last few days in connection with an ongoing probe in the Rs. 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case. "As he used to deal in designer jewe...

  • Priyanka Chopra Quits As Nirav Modi Brand Ambassador: Report

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    Actor Priyanka Chopra has quit as brand ambassador of celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi's product line, the actor's spokesperson said, news agency ANI reported. Nirav Modi is under investigation over alleged fraud running into Rs. 11,300 crore. Punjab National Bank (PNB) is trying to recover dues from the jeweller. PNB has told Mr Modi to come up with a concrete plan to return the Rs. 11,300 crore his companies have borrowed without following proper procedures. The loans, granted illegally by its own officials, have landed India'...

  • Teen Burnt To Death Outside Her Village In UP's Unnao

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    UNNAO, UTTAR PRADESH:  In an extremely disturbing incident in Uttar Pradesh, an 18-year-old girl was burnt to death last evening. Her charred body was found outside her village in Unnao district, about 100 kms from state capital Lucknow. Moments after she had left home on her bicycle for the weekly market in the area, she was attacked by unidentified persons who may have used petrol to set her on fire, police said. Her body, with 100 per cent burn injuries, was recovered by the side of a field outside her village. Her cycle was lyin...

  • India ranks 81st in global corruption index, Pakistan 117th

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018

    Berlin: A report released by Transparency International (TI) has placed India on the 81st spot on the Global Corruption Perception (GCP) Index 2017, in terms of graft and press freedom in the Asia-Pacific region. India was ranked 79th on the Global Corruption Perception Index in 2017. The GCP index ranks a total of 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. The index uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. India's score in the latest ranking is 40, w...

  • NEET must for candidates aiming to obtain medical degree from abroad after May

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    New Delhi: The Health Ministry clarified that Indian candidates who intended to obtain medical qualifications from abroad in or after May this year would have to mandatorily qualify the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET). The ministry had earlier this month made NEET, which was introduced in 2016 for admission to government and private medical colleges in India, mandatory for even those who wished to pursue medical courses in foreign universities. It also said students who have already taken admission under present regulat...

  • H1-B Visa Approval Tougher With New Trump Policy, Will Hit Indian Firms

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of February 2018
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    WASHINGTON:  The Trump administration has announced a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of issuing H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move that will hugely impact Indian IT companies and their employees. Under the new policy, the company would have to go an extra length to prove that its H-1B employee at a third-party worksite has specific and non-qualifying speculative assignments in speciality occupation. The H-1B programme offers temporary US visas that allow companies to h...

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

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of congratulations to President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on her 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. ...

  • Maharashtra Local Group Files Complaint Against Priya Prakash Varier, Film Director

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    AURANGABAD:  A local organisation has lodged a police complaint against Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier and film director Omar Lulu for allegedly hurting sentiments of the Muslim community through a song in their forthcoming movie "Oru Adaar Love". However, police have not registered an FIR in the matter yet. The complaint against the two was filed at Jinsi police station by a group of people under the aegis of Janjagran Samithi. "This is a deliberate effort to hurt the religious sentiments of Muslims....

  • Nirav Modi, Linked To $1.6 Billion Fraud, Staying In This New York Hotel

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    NEW YORK:  Celebrity jeweller Nirav Modi, who left India just days before the CBI started investigating him in connection with a Rs. 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, has been traced to an apartment in New York's Manhattan. Sources have told NDTV that he is staying in a suite at JW Marriott's Essex House, a short walk away from his luxe Madison Avenue jewellery retail store. Yesterday, the government said his passport would be revoked and "no one, no matter how big, would be spared". Nirav Modi, his...

  • 'We Consider Earth Our Mother, Committed To Environment,' Says PM Modi

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that India believes in growth but was committed to protecting the environment. Addressing over 200 delegates at the World Sustainable Development Summit, the Prime Minister said respect for nature was part of the country's culture. "We consider Earth our mother. India believes in growth but is also committed to protect the environment," he said. Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, PM Modi said, "We believe that all resources and wealth belongs to nature and the almi...

  • South African Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Ajay Gupta

    Posted on : Friday 16th of February 2018
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    JOHANNESBURG:  South African police on Thursday said they have obtained an arrest warrant for absconding Ajay Gupta, the India-born close aide of scandal- hit former president Jacob Zuma, media reports said. The Hawks -- the police's elite high-priority crimes unit -- on Wednesday arrested three people as they raided the posh home of India-born Guptas, a controversial business family linked to Zuma, who resigned on Thursday. Ajay Gupta the patriarch of the embattled Gupta family is "on the run" and surrounded by a ...

  • Forced to exist on 'red water', Chhattisgarh villagers complain of health problems

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of February 2018

    In Chhattisgarh's Balrampur area, residents are complaining of several health problems due to the dearth of safe drinking water. 'Red water' is what the residents are getting through handpumps in the village, which they claim is responsible for the multiple skin diseases and aches that they are suffering from. Due to the contaminated water, the residents of Aamtahi village in Balrampur are complaining of several health issues such as herpes and itching. Despite knowing that the water is unsafe, these residents still drink it....

  • 'Statue Of Unity' To Be Ready For Inauguration On October 31: Government

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of February 2018
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    VADODARA:  The BJP government in Gujarat is aiming to inaugurate the 18-metre tall 'Statue of Unity', dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on October 31, the birth anniversary of India's first home minister. The towering monument, being erected at Sadhu Bet, 3.32 km from the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada river at Kevadia, about 100-km from here, will be ready for inauguration on October 31, Gujarat Chief Secretary JN Singh said. Mr Singh yesterday visited the project site to take stock of the ongoing wo...

  • Alert pilot saves lives of 180 IndiGo flight passengers at Ranchi airport

    Posted on : Monday 12th of February 2018
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    It was a close shave for 180 passengers of an IndiGo flight at the Birsa Munda airport in Ranchi. During the take-off of the Ranchi-Delhi fight, the pilot found that the aircraft had some technical fault and abandoned the take-off of flight 6E 398. Prabhat Khabar reported that the pilot spotted the fault during the ground run of the flight itself, and hence stopped it to get it checked. The engineers at the airport took more than two-and-a-half hours to fix the fault. The aircraft, which was scheduled to take-off at 9.35 am, but coul...

  • PM Modi Visits Shiva Temple In Oman

    Posted on : Monday 12th of February 2018
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    MUSCAT:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited a 125-year-old Shiva Temple in Muscat, one of the oldest in the region, and offered prayers. The temple is located in the Matrah area in Muscat. It was constructed 125 years ago by the merchant community from Gujarat and was subsequently renovated in 1999. The temple has three deities -- Shri Adi Motishwar Mahadev, Shri Motishwar Mahadev and Shri Hanumanji. During auspicious days more than 15,000 devotees visit the temple for prayers. The prime minister also posed for g...

  • Terrorists attack Army camp in J&K's Sunjwan; 2 soldiers killed, colonel among 4 injured

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of February 2018

    SRINAGAR: Two Army jawans were on Saturday killed after a group of heavily armed terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Sunjwan area. Four others, including a colonel rank officer and the daughter of a personnel, have been injured in the firing by the terrorists. The camp is located on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway. The armed men hurled grenades and used a heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the military station. The firing started at around 5 am. Schools within 500 meters of the camp have been aske...

  • Mamata Banerjee Is 'Lady Gandhi', Says Hardik Patel After Meeting Her

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of February 2018
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    KOLKATA:  Hardik Patel, the 24-year-old face of the Patidar campaign in Gujarat, met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday and showered praise at the Trinamool Congress chief who he called an epitome of struggle for the cause of the people. On this metric, he ranked her next only to former prime minister Indira Gandhi. "Today I met Lady Gandhi and West Bengal Chief Minister," he tweeted after his first visit to the West Bengal Chief Minister's office. Mr Patel made the same point to the cameras outside a...

  • NEET UG 2018 exam on May 6, online submission of forms till March 9 @Cbseneet.Nic.In

    Posted on : Friday 9th of February 2018

    New Delhi: NEET 2018 exam for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses is all set to be held on May 6, 2018. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced this on Thursday night. The online submission for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will begin today and continue until March 9 till 11.50 pm. The last date for successful payment of fee online is March 10 till 11.50 pm, informed the admission notice. The application fee is Rs 1400 for general candidates and Rs 750 for SC/ST/PH candidates. Candi...

  • Arunachal Pradesh Seeks UNESCO World Heritage Tag For Two Sites

    Posted on : Friday 9th of February 2018
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    ITANAGAR:  The Arunachal Pradesh government has raised the pitch for inclusion of two of its sites in UNESCO's World Heritage list. The Apatani cultural landscape in Ziro Valley under Lower Subansiri district of the state and Thembang Dzong, a fortified village in West Kameng district, have made it to the tentative list of UNESCO and is now vying for a place in the final list of world heritage sites, an official of the state's research department said. The government has taken extensive repair and conservation works in t...

  • India Can Play Key Role In Middle East Peace Process: Palestine President Abbas

    Posted on : Friday 9th of February 2018
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    RAMALLAH:  Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic Palestine visit, President Mahmoud Abbas said he will discuss with him India's role in the Middle East peace process and the creation of a multilateral forum of negotiations to strike a final deal with Israel. PM Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine, is reaching Ramallah tomorrow amid heightened tensions in the region after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The unilateral US decision to declare Jerusalem...

  • PM Modi's Wife Jashodaben Has Narrow Escape As Her Car Hits Truck In Rajasthan

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of February 2018
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    RAJASTHAN:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben had a narrow escape when an Innova car she was travelling in, rammed a truck near Chittor, Rajasthan. Of the seven occupants of the vehicle, one died and three others were injured. The vehicle was completely smashed. "Jashodaben is okay. She's (in) comfort. She is getting primary health check-up done," said Suresh Khatik, the sub divisional magistrate of Chittorgarh. Senior police officers and administration officials rushed to Chittorgarh hospital. The...

  • India Successfully Test-Fires Nuclear Capable Prithvi- II Missile

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of February 2018
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    BALASORE:  India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile as part of a user trial by the Army from a test range in Odisha, defence sources said. The trial of the surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, was carried out from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore at around 11.35 am, they said. Describing the trial as a complete success, they said all mission objectives were met during the test launch....

  • Supreme Court Cancels Iron Ore Mining Leases Of 88 Companies In Goa

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court today quashed the second renewal of iron ore mining leases given to 88 companies in Goa in 2015. The top court directed the centre and the Goa government to grant fresh environmental clearances to them. It said the state government was obliged to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with law, in view of its previous judgement, and not second renewals to mining lease holders. The top court had said in previous judgements that only fresh leases were to be granted by the Goa government, not seco...

  • Uber model ambulances to be launched in Kerala soon

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of February 2018

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will soon launch an e-network of ambulances on the lines of app-based global taxi operator Uber. Finance minister T M Thomas Isaac on Friday made the announcement during the presentation of the state budget for 2018-19 in the Assembly. An app-based facility would be launched for people to seek the service of the nearest ambulance from the accident spot and rush the victim to appropriate hospitals, he said. "A state-wide e-network of ambulance services on the lines of uber taxi will be formulated,&q...

  • In A Major Fire At Madurai's Meenakshi Temple, Over 30 Shops Gutted

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of February 2018
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    MADURAI: A major fire broke out at Tamil Nadu's Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple complex last night. More than 30 shops were gutted in the fire. The fire officials say that the fire started at a toy shop inside the thousand pillar hall near the east tower of the temple around 10 pm. It took 60 fire personnel about five hours to contain the fire. A fire and rescue officer said, "Police is investigating the cause of the fire." There is no human loss or injury. However, many pigeons that had made the temple tower their home ...

  • Karni Sena Declares Withdrawal Of Protest Against 'Padmaavat'

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of February 2018
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    JAIPUR:  The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Friday announced it has decided to take back its protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", stating the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs. Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena's Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh Katar said that on the directions of organisation's national President Sukhdev Singh Gogamadi, a few members watched the movie in Mumbai on Friday, and found that that the movie glorifies the valour and sacrifice of Rajput and every Rajput w...

  • ‘No One Cared,’ Says Actress Sanusha Santosh Who Fought Molester On Train

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Showing courage and presence of mind, a 23-year-old actress stood up to a man who she says tried to molest her on a train and held on to the accused till help finally arrived. The incident happened in the early hours of today in two-tier air-conditioned coach of the Maveli Express that runs between Mangaluru Central and Thiruvananthapuram. Sanusha Santosh, who has acted in South Indian movies, told NDTV that she was shocked to have opened her eyes and found a man rubbing his hand against her lips. Ms Santosh had...

  • There Were Reasons: Nirmala Sitharaman On Air Force Officer's Detention

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  An IAF officer was taken into custody on the basis of surveillance and the action was not taken in a hurry, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. A Group Captain, posted at the IAF's headquarters in Delhi, was taken into custody by the force for alleged involvement in espionage and possible attempt to access sensitive documents. Ms Sitharaman has already been briefed about the action against the officer, officials said. There were enough reasons to detain him, the defence minister told reporters whe...

  • With CCTV, Wi-Fi, Railways Prepares For Major Technology Boost

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said the national transporter would focus on technology this year to ensure safety on its network. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated Rs. 2,025 crore for an overhaul of the signalling and telecommunication system of the Indian Railways in 2018-2019. Rs. 11,450 crore has been earmarked for track renewal. A majority of the thrust will be on improving the signalling system through ETCS II, Mr Goyal said. "When ETCS II, which is the most modern radio-based signallin...

  • Fire Erupts At Shoe Factory In Delhi's Peera Garhi

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of February 2018

    NEW DELHI:  A massive fire broke out at a shoe factory in west Delhi's Peeragarhi area this morning. At least 20 fire engines rushed to the spot. The fire spread to the basement, first and second floors of the factory. One fireman was injured as the personnel tried to bring the situation under control. No one was inside the factory when the fire erupted. The police are trying to ascertain what caused the fire. "The incident happened around 2.30 am, and it took several hours to douse the fire. The situation is under cont...

  • UDAN to connect 56 unserved airports

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018

    New Delhi: As many as 56 unserved airports and 31 unserved helipads will be connected under the government's regional air connectivity scheme, finance minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. Presenting the Budget for 2018-19, Jaitley also said that the government has proposed expansion of airport capacity by more than five times to handle a billion trips a year under a new initiative. "In the last three years, the domestic air passenger traffic grew at 18 per cent per annum and our airline companies placed orders for more than ...

  • Arun Jaitley Introduces Rs. 40,000 Standard Tax Deduction On Transport, Medical Expenses

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018
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    New Delhi: Giving a relief to salaried class, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today proposed a standard deduction of Rs. 40,000 in lieu of transport allowance and medical reimbursement entailing a revenue sacrifice of Rs. 8,000 crore. The minister, however, did not propose any change in the tax slabs or rates for individual taxpayers. "In order to provide relief to salaried taxpayers, I propose to allow a standard deduction of Rs. 40,000/- in lieu of the present exemption in respect of transport allowance and reimbursement of miscella...

  • Modi govt's last full budget focuses on rural voters

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018
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    New Delhi: The union government said on Thursday it expected economic growth to surge above 8 per cent as it announced a 2018/19 budget that allocated billions of dollars for rural infrastructure and unveiled a health insurance program for around 500 million poor. In his last full year budget before a national election that must be held by May 2019, finance minister Arun Jaitley spoke of massive spending on rural infrastructure, to win over voters in the countryside where two-thirds of India's 1.3 billion people live. Farm income...

  • In Budget, Arun Jaitley Announces World's Largest Health Protection Plan

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of February 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  India will launch the world's largest healthcare programme that will cover 10 crore families, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Union Budget 2018 today. Each family covered under the new National Health Protection Scheme would be entitled to get medical reimbursement for treatment at hospitals up to a maximum of Rs. 5 lakh every year. The brand-new scheme, Mr Jaitley said to a loud thumping of tables in the Lok Sabha, would cover 50 crore people. This means that nearly 40 per cent of the country's po...

  • Violation of Residency Rules

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of January 2018

    As per the latest Directives of Ministry of Interior Kuwait, regarding travel of expatriates back to their countries without payment of penalty/fine for violation of ‘Residency Rules’, following guidelines may be noted by the Indian community in Kuwait. 1.All Indian expatriates without valid Residency/Visa (Residency not obtained at all /Residency not renewed timely /or has a valid Residency, but intend to return to India) must utilize this opportunity to leave Kuwait before 22nd February 2018. 2.Expatriates (under Visa A...

  • Indian Social Forum Kuwait opens Amnesty Helpline

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of January 2018

    Indian Social Forum Kuwait (ISF) highly appreciated the new amnesty declared by Ministry of Interior. This will help thousands of expatriates including Indians illegally live in Kuwait due to various reasons. ISF urged all illegal residents especially Indian citizens to utilize this opportunity either to legalize their residency or to leave the country as soon as possible. Indian social forum has opened Amnesty Helpline in various languages to assist the beneficiaries of amnesty during the amnesty period from 29th January 2018 to 22n...

  • Mahatma Gandhi's 70th death anniversary: Prez, PM Modi, Sonia pay homage to 'Bapu' at Rajghat

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and a host of other top political leaders on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat. Congress president Rahul Gandhi too paid tribute to the 'Father of the Nation' Mahatma Gandhi at the Gandhi Smriti. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on his 70th death anniversary. Tributes were also paid to other freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the country. ...

  • Ola To Ride In Australia To Take On Uber

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of January 2018
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    BENGALURU:  Online cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced its entry into the international market, starting with Australia, to take on its American rival Uber. "We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks," a company spokesperson told IANS. The company sees "immense" potential in Australia for ride-sharing, which combines technology and innovation, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bhav...

  • 'Squad Motivator' 47-Year-Old BSF Jawan To March At Rajpath For 18th Time

    Posted on : Friday 26th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  For 47-year-old BSF jawan Dara Singh marching on the Rajpath for a record 18th time today, it is just a small tribute to his namesake and the iconic wrestler. Mr Singh, who first put his foot on the historic road in the national capital on January 26, 1996, is addressed as "Chacha" and "Sir" by the greenhorn troopers of various marching contingents from the paramilitary and defence forces. The head constable will probably be the oldest among all the troopers from various forces during the parade today...

  • 10 ASEAN Achievers Awarded Padma Shri As India Seeks To Enhance Ties

    Posted on : Friday 26th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Ahead of India's Republic Day celebrations, one individual from each ASEAN country has been chosen for the Padma Shri Award, in an unprecedented move to promote India's ties with the 10-member bloc. The decision to confer the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, on one achiever from each country of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was taken as India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit started in New Delhi on Thursday. In a first, all the 10 ASEAN leaders will be the chief guests at the Repu...

  • Republic Day 2018 : President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi, 10 World Leaders At 69th Republic Day Parade

    Posted on : Friday 26th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is hosting 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN as guests of honour at the ceremonial parade being held at Rajpath. The parade is presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Republic Day parade began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate where PM Modi paid homage to the soldiers who died in the line of duty. The National Anthem was played with a 21-gun salute after the unfurling of the tricolour. India's mil...

  • Bandh over Mahadayi river row with Goa hits life in Karnataka

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of January 2018
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    Bengaluru: Normal life was disrupted in different parts of Karnataka today due to a state-wide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits demanding the prime minister's intervention in the inter-state Mahadayi River water row with neighboring Goa. Major impact of the dawn-to-dusk bandh is being seen in northern districts that come under Malaprabha river basin. In other parts also, normal life has been hit as certain public services were paralyzed. With state-run buses remaining off the road, passengers who had come to the city from outs...

  • Day After Gurgaon Bus Horror, Many Schools Near Delhi Shut Today

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of January 2018
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    GURGAON:  A day after a school bus was attacked in Gurgaon by a mob protesting the film "Padmaavat", many schools near Delhi are shut. At least four top schools in Gurgaon have announced a holiday for the rest of the week, saying they would not want to risk the lives of students. A video that captured the horror of more than two dozen schoolchildren of the GD Goenka World School, cowering in fear as their bus was being hit with stones, has generated waves of outrage. Eighteen people have been arrested. In the clip, lit...

  • Assam Chief Minister To Attend Dinner Hosted By PM For ASEAN Leaders

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of January 2018
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    GUWAHATI:  Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been invited to a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all the 10 members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) today. Considering the crucial role that Assam and other northeastern states can play in the success of the Act East Policy, the prime minister has invited the chief minister to be present at the dinner, an official release in Guwahati said. All the heads of state of ASEAN, a regional grouping of 10 south east Asian countries, have bee...

  • CBI, Accused Of Gaps In Probe By Rajiv Gandhi Killer, Blames Sri Lankans

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of January 2018

    NEW DELHI:  A convict who has spent 26 years in jail for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi has requested the Supreme Court to reopen the case and cancel his conviction. This, after the CBI said in court today that it got "no help from Sri Lanka" in investigating the origin of the bomb plan. AG Perarivalan was convicted of supplying two nine-volt batteries for the belt-bomb that killed the former prime minister in 1991, and sentenced to life in jail. Last year, he had asked for pardon, saying that the CBI dropped the part i...

  • National Girl Child Day: Leaders Share Important Messages

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  National Girl Child Day is observed every year on January 24 to celebrate the accomplishments of the girl children and bring to focus the issues of skewed sex ratio, female foeticide, child marriage, unequal treatment and gender disparities in India. The day is celebrated to bring focus on education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children. On National Girl Child Day, national leaders talked about the significance of the day and shared some important messages on micro-blogging site Twitter. Prim...

  • Amid ‘Padmaavat’ Protests, Chittor Fort Shuts Down For 2nd Time In History

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of January 2018
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    JAIPUR:  "Padmaavat's" release remains uncertain in Rajasthan despite a Supreme Court order, with distributors indicating they will not screen the controversial film based on the story of Rajput Queen Padmini. The Chittor Fort, the magnificent 7th century setting of the Padmavati legend, has been shut down, for the second time in its centuries-old history, amid fierce protests. The 7th century fort, a UNESCO heritage site, was sealed after the Karni Sena - which has led the protests - tried to enter it last night. ...

  • Choppers To Fly ASEAN Flag During Flypast Over Rajpath This Republic Day

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The ASEAN flag will fly over Rajpath for the first time this Republic Day as 10 leaders of the grouping will attend the function that showcases India's military might. Five Mi-17 V5 helicopters of the Indian Air Force would precede the parade commander and the lead helicopter will carry the national flag. The second helicopter will carry ASEAN flag and the other three choppers would carry the flags of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, while the echelon aircraft would shower flower petals, according to an office m...

  • PM Modi Has Made Yoga Popular In 80 Muslim Countries, Says UP Minister

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
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    GORAKHPUR:  Uttar Pradesh Transport Minister Swatantra Dev Singh credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi with popularising yoga in the Islamic countries. "PM Modi is taking the country on the path of development and people respect him. Due to his efforts, yoga is getting popular and 80 Muslim countries are following 'surya namaskar' and other postures," Mr Singh claimed. "Only Pakistan is not bringing any improvement in its attitude," he said. The minister also took a jibe at former chief ministers Akhi...

  • Wrote to Modi 30 times, never replied, has an ego: Anna Hazare

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of January 2018
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    Almost a week after hitting out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over entering politics through his movement, anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has now targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he has an “ego of Prime Ministership”. Anna also accused PM Modi of not responding to any of his letters. Speaking at a public rally in Atpadi tehsil in Sangli in Maharashtra on Sunday, the anti-corruption crusader said that he written over 30 letters to PM Modi in the last years but was yet to get a reply. "...

  • Over 100 Endangered Olive Ridley Turtles Found Dead Along Chennai Coast

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of January 2018
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    CHENNAI:  Over a hundred Olive Ridley turtles have been found dead along Chennai shores in the last two weeks since the nesting season began. Conservationists are worried there could be a three-fold jump in turtle casualty this season due to various reasons, including the use of banned gill nets and mechanised fishing boats. There is a ban on mechanised fishing boats in a five nautical mile area during the three-month nesting season. Gill nets which trap turtles and don't allow them to breathe till boats reach shores are also ba...

  • 2 Bombs Found In Bodh Gaya, Target Of 2013 Serial Bombing

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    PATNA:  At least two crude bombs were found at Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre in Bihar on Friday evening, just hours after Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had retired for the day. The bombs were detected during a search of the centre 100 km from state capital Patna following an explosion near one of the grounds at the complex. Considered one of the most sacred Buddhist shrine and the seat of Buddha's enlightenment, the Mahabodhi temple complex had been the target of serial bomb blasts in July 2013 that had injured many. In all,...

  • Passport Fee For Children, Senior Citizens Will Be Cheaper: Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    KARAIKAL:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that the government was continuously working towards taking passport services virtually to the doorsteps of citizens residing even in remote villages. Declaring open a Post Office Passport Service Kendra (POPSK) in the country, she said her Ministry was adopting a citizen-centric approach for passport services. "We are committed to simplifying the entire process of passport services with a view to processing all applications in a speedy and transparent manner...

  • In Boost For Nuclear Group Membership, India Joins Australia Group

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  India on Friday joined the 42-member Australia Group, an elite export control regime against spread of chemical and biological weapons that could fortify New Delhi's efforts to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. India's formal induction as the 43rd member is seen as a recognition of New Delhi's record in the field of non-proliferation and a major foreign policy gain. In a statement announcing its expansion, the Australia Group, or AG, said India had demonstrated the will to implement rigorous...

  • Air India Flight With 160 Aboard Suffers Bird Hit While Landing In Guwahati

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of January 2018
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    GUWAHATI:  Around 160 passengers, including Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren, had a close shave when their Air India flight suffered a bird hit while landing at the airport in Guwahati. The Delhi-Guwahati-Imphal flight was grounded yesterday and passengers travelling to Imphal were left stranded. "Our AI flight was hit by a flying bird and airplane landed safely in Guwahati today," Mr Biren tweeted yesterday. An Air India spokesperson confirmed the incident and said the flight carrying 160 passengers was gr...

  • ‘PM Modi 'Best Doctor' To Cure India’: Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal

    Posted on : Friday 19th of January 2018
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    PANJIM:  Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country. The Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation made the remarks during a conference in Goa. "There were some other countries too which got Independence from the British rule in 1947. India, however, did not see the growth rate as it should have and that was because of six major 'diseas...

  • Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura To Vote Next Month, Results On March 3

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Elections in Tripura will be held on February 18, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will vote on the February 27, the Election Commission has announced. Results for the all three states will be declared on March 3. Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura all have 60 seats each. Tripura has to elect a new assembly by March 6. The terms of the Meghalaya and Nagaland assemblies end on March 13 and 14. "Model code of conduct comes into effect from today," Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti said, adding that "EVM (electro...

  • Fasting Kerala Man Takes Fight For Justice For Dead Brother To High Court

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of January 2018
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  On the 768th day of his protest for justice in Kerala's capital Thiruvananthapuram, 29-year-old Sreejith said he will continue his fast unto death till the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) takes over the case of his brother Sreejeev's alleged 'custodial death' in 2014. Hundreds of supporters, who got to know about his protest through social media, have stood in support. They have started a relay fast along with Sreejith outside the Kerala Secretariat. Sreejith has already been on fast for th...

  • PM Netanyahu To Gift Desalinisation Jeep, That Purifies Seawater, To PM Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi a special gift - the Gal-Mobile water desalinisation and purification jeep the two leaders rode on Israel's Olga beach last year. The jeep has reached India, sources here confirmed. "It has reached Delhi and is on its way to Bhuj," sources said. "There will be a live demonstration of desalination of seawater that the two prime ministers will witness through video conferencing from the iCreate centre on ...

  • Missing Haryana Class 10 Student Raped, Murdered; Liver, Lungs Ruptured

    Posted on : Monday 15th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A 15-year-old girl in Haryana, missing since last week after she left home for tuition classes, was found dead on Saturday with 19 severe injuries to her body and signs of unspeakable torture. Her liver and lungs had been ruptured and an object had been jammed into her body, doctors said. The Class 10 student, from a village in Kurukshetra, went missing on Tuesday. Her mutilated, half-naked body was found near a canal about 100 kilometres away, in Jind. It was covered just by a torn shirt, and there were wounds on her fa...

  • 70th Army Day: A Look At The Gallantry Awards Of Indian Army

    Posted on : Monday 15th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  January 15 is observed every year as Army Day in India. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief. Army day is dedicated to the soldiers who fought to safeguard the country's honour. On 70th Army Day today, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the officers and troops of the Indian Army. Every citizen of the country has "unwavering trust and pri...

  • 69th Republic Day of India

    Posted on : Monday 15th of January 2018

    The 69th Republic Day of India will be celebrated in Embassy premises on Friday, 26 January 2018 with the hoisting of Indian Tri-colour at 9 AM by the Ambassador. This will be followed by the reading of President’s Message to the Nation, patriotic songs by school children and an Open House Reception. All Indian nationals and friends of India in Kuwait are most cordially invited to attend the function. ...

  • Army To Set Up Boarding Schools For Soldier's Children

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018

    New Delhi, Jan 12: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat today said the government has given in-principle approval for setting up two boarding schools for children of soldiers killed or disabled in action. He said the initiative is being taken in view of the government capping at Rs. 10,000 per month the educational assistance it gives to children of martyrs or those disabled in action. The Army Chief said once the schools become operational, the government may be conveyed that it can withdraw the educational assistance scheme. Gen. Rawat said the...

  • Boxer found dead with multiple bullet wounds in Greater Noida flat

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018
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    GREATER NOIDA: A former boxer from Delhi, who had taken part in competitions in Uzbekistan, France and Russia, was found dead with bullet injuries at his apartment in Greater Noida today, police said. The body of Jitendra Mann (27), who was working as a trainer at a gym at sector Alpha here, was found by his former flatmate Pritam Tokas, Superintendent of Police (Rural) Suniti Singh said. On January 10, he went to the gym in the morning but since then his mobile phone was switched off, she said. On failing to contact him, Tokas, who ...

  • 113 BSF Women Are Prepping For Motorcycle Stunts This Republic Day

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018

    NEW DELHI:  As India celebrates its 69th Republic Day this year, 113 women from the Border Security Force or BSF will roar across the Rajpath, performing breathtaking stunts on motorcycles. The members of this special women bikers' squad have been specially chosen by BSF trainers and are aged between 25-30 years. They have been drawn from various combat ranks of the force. The group led by Sub-Inspector Stanzin Noryang, 28, from Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region, would be a first all-women contingent from any force to pe...

  • On India Visit, A Roadshow In Gujarat With 'Friend Modi' For Israel PM

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have another road show from the airport in Ahmedabad next week, this one with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side in an open-top Gypsy decorated with flowers for the nine-km ride to Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati ashram. Mr Netanyahu is going to spend a day in PM Modi's home state on January 17 during his six-day India visit that will also see him travelling to Mumbai to invite Bollywood to shoot their films in Israel. PM Modi's office had come up with the idea o...

  • Passport Won't Work As Address Proof Anymore, New Format Soon

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Passports will soon stop serving as valid proof of address, with the foreign ministry announcing that the last page will not be printed anymore. The last page of the Indian passport includes names of the father or legal guardian, mother, spouse, and address. The decision follows the report of a three-member committee of the foreign ministry and the Women and Child Development ministry that examined calls for doing away with the father's name in the passport. The report had been accepted, a foreign ministry sp...

  • Nitish Kumar's Convoy Attacked In Bihar, 2 Security Men Injured

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    BUXAR, BIHAR:  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy was attacked in Buxar's Nandar during his "Vikas Samiksha Yatra". The attackers threw stones but the chief minister was rescued safely. Some of the security personnel in his convoy injured. According to reports, people of Nandan village wanted the chief minsiter to visit the Dalit basti which led to a disagreement followed by stone pelting. Mr Kumar has sefely left the area. Nitish Kumar is on a state-wide tour since December 12 to take a stock of state ...

  • By April, Niti Aayog To Come Out With Ranking Of 115 Aspirational Districts

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Government think-tank Niti Aayog will come out with a ranking of 115 aspirational districts by April this year. In its presentation at the 'Transformation of Aspirational Districts' conference which was held earlier this month, the Aayog said it will rank the 115 backward districts on 10 parameters which will include nutrition, education, health. According to the presentation, which was posted on Niti Aayog's website on Thursday, it will also set up a mechanism for real-time monitoring of government's...

  • Swami Vivekananda Birth Anniversary: Tributes Pour In For The Spiritual Leader On Twitter

    Posted on : Friday 12th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI: On Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary on January 12, political leaders, sportsmen, citizens across the world took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay homage to one of the world's greatest spiritual leaders. Swami Vivekananda is seen as a major force in bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion in the late 19th century. He introduced Indian philosophies of vedanta and yoga to the western world and after his 1893 speech at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, he was called the "Messen...

  • Countdown begins for ISRO's 100th satellite launch

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    Chennai: The 28-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO's 100th satellite along with 30 others in a single mission, from the space port of Sriharikota, about 110 kms from here, began on Thursday. On its 42nd mission, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) trusted workhorse 'PSLV-C40' will carry the weather observation 'Cartosat-2' series satellite and 30 co-passengers (together weighing about 613 kg) at lift-off at 9.28 am on Friday. As the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Boa...

  • Kerala govt allows prisoners to donate organs to close relatives

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Thursday decided to permit prisoners in state jails to donate their organs to close relatives, but with certain conditions. The decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. "The prisoners can henceforth donate their organs to close relatives and the government has decided to make necessary amendments in the Kerala Prisons and Correctional Services (Management) Act 2014," a government press release read. However, the prisoner needs to m...

  • Big disaster averted: Close shave for Jet Airways flight after ATC spots tractor on Mangaluru runway

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: A massive disaster was barely averted on Thursday when the Air Traffic Control at the Mangaluru Airport spotted a vacant tractor parked on the runway just as a Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight was about to takeoff. According to news agency ANI, the tractor - used for cutting grass beside the runway, was parked at the end of the runway without anyone inside. A Jet Airways flight had taxied to the other end of the runway and was all set to take off before being issued urgent instructions to abort by the ATC. Sources in the AT...

  • Aadhaar Virtual ID 'Unworkable', Will Oppose Tooth-And-Nail: Petitioners

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A new move to secure Aadhaar, in which a randomly-generated 16-digit temporary number can be shared instead of the biometric ID, will be opposed in the Supreme Court by petitioners who are fighting a case against the system. "The new virtual ID is untested and unworkable. The UIDAI is trying to rectify technical breach by its untested technology," said a petitioner, adding, "In the hearing next week, we will oppose it tooth and nail." The Supreme Court is hearing the petitioners' legal challen...

  • Aanchal Thakur wins first international medal in skiing for India; PM Narendra Modi congratulates

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday complimented Aanchal Thakur on winning the first-ever medal for India in a skiing competition, and said the entire country was ecstatic on her "historic accomplishment". The 21-year-old clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) skiing's international governing body at the Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey. "Well done @alleaanchal for winning an international medal in skiing! The entire na...

  • At Davos World Economic Forum, Donald Trump May Meet PM Modi: Report

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of January 2018
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    WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES:  US President Donald Trump will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, opening up a distinct possibility of a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This would be for the first time in 18 years that a US president would be attending an annual gathering of global economic leaders. "The president welcomes opportunities to advance his 'America First' agenda with world leaders," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference. ...

  • Narayana Murthy's Son-In-Law Inducted Into Theresa May's Top Team

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of January 2018
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    LONDON:  British Prime Minister Theresa May has inducted Indian-origin lawmaker Rishi Sunak into her government in the reshuffle of her top team of ministers and secretaries on Monday. Mr Sunak is the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy. The 36-year-old has been appointed as an under secretary of state in Britain's Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. Theresa May's office tweeted late Tueday night: "Rishi Sunak MP becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Housing...

  • Supreme Court Sets Aside Order On Pictorial Warning On Tobacco Packs

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the operation of a Karnataka High Court order setting aside 2014 rules mandating that 85 per cent space on both sides of packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products carry pictorial warning on their harmful effects. Staying the December 15, 2017 order of the Karnataka High Court, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: "We are inclined to think that health of a citizen has primacy and he or she should be aware of what c...

  • Jet Air Hostess Caught On Plane With 3 Crore In Dollars, Wrapped In Foil

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  A 25-year-old Jet Airways airhostess allegedly made seven trips to Hong Kong with illegal cash before she was arrested on Monday with Rs. 3.21 crore in US dollar bills wrapped in foil. A hawala operator who allegedly drafted her into his money-laundering network has also been arrested. "US Dollars valued at Rs. 3.21 crore recovered from a lady crew member of a Hong Kong-bound Jet Airways flight last night at the Indira Gandhi International airport," said the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in a statement on...

  • National Anthem Not A Must In Cinema Halls, Says Supreme Court

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court has accepted the centre's suggestion that the playing of national anthem before the screening of movies should not be made compulsory. The court modified its 2016 order a day after the government said a final call can be taken on the issue once a ministerial panel comes up with its guidelines on this. The affidavit filed by the Union home ministry on Monday came after the court, in October, asked it to decide on the matter following a countrywide debate on its earlier order that made the playing of ...

  • Procedure for re-verification of mobile connections for NRIs, etc.

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of January 2018

    A large number of overseas Indians have been making representations about facing difficulty in operating their mobile connections procured in India as the telecom operators are insisting on linking Aadhaar number with the mobile number.  As most of them do not possess Aadhaar Card, they are unable to link their Indian mobile number with the Aadhaar number.  The matter was taken up with the Department of Telecom (DoT) for exempting overseas Indians from linking Aadhaar with their Indian mobile connections and issuing suitable adviso...

  • ISRO's Heaviest Satellite To Boost Internet, A Boon For Rural India

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The heaviest satellite that India has ever made is also a springboard for the country to fully realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India programme. Weighing six tonnes or the combined weight of six sedans, the heavyweight communications satellite GSAT-11 will usher in satellite-based Internet services for the first time, a boon for rural India. Satellite-based Internet will be revolutionary for India's telecom sector, industry analysts say. The satellite is getting ready to be shipped to Kourou in ...

  • Tamil Nadu Transport Workers' Strike Continues, 14,000 Buses Remain Off Road

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of January 2018
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    CHENNAI:  Commuters in Tamil Nadu are stranded, forced to pay through the nose to autorickshaw and cab drivers or walk long distances as around 14,000 buses have remained off the road for the second day after transport workers' unions went on strike demanding a pay hike. Thousands of passengers yesterday waited at bus stands as only a third of the buses operated in Chennai and other areas in the state. Twelve workers' unions decided to strike after talks with the state transport minister did not result in any breakthrough, t...

  • CBSE class 10, 12 exam dates likely to be announced today

    Posted on : Friday 5th of January 2018
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    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is most likely announce the dates for class 10 and 12 exams Friday. The dates will be announced on the official website cbse.nic.in. Last year, class 10 exams were held from March 9 to April 29. A total of 16,67,573 candidates had appeared for the exam in 2017, the results of which were declared on June 3. Trivandrum region had the highest pass percentage at 99.85, followed by Madras at 99.62 and Allahabad at 98.23 per cent. Delhi fared badly, recording a pass percentage of 7...

  • Five Die Due To Extreme Cold In Uttar Pradesh

    Posted on : Friday 5th of January 2018
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    MUZAFFARNAGAR:  Four people have died due to intense cold wave conditions in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, according to the administration. According to a report from the district headquarter, Kherati (70) died due to cold at Miranpur town. 40-year-old Kuldeep died due to hostile weather conditions at Jansath town. A 50-year-old labourer, Budh Singh Saini, died due to sweeping cold conditions at Biharighar village in the district last night. Papan (48) was found shuddering in cold near the Shamli railway station. He wa...

  • Delhi High Court Paves Way For Recruitment Of Women In Territorial Army

    Posted on : Friday 5th of January 2018

    NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court today paved the way for recruitment of women in the Territorial Army (TA), saying any provision that bars them is ultra vires fundamental rights provided under the Constitution. The Territorial Army is the second line of defence after the regular Army. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the words "any person" in section 6 of the TA Act, shall include both men and women. The court also said that any provision of the Act which bars or bans recr...

  • How to link Aadhaar with mobile number using IVR: Here's a step-by-step guide

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
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    New Delhi: The process of re-verification of existing mobile subscribers using Aadhaar has now  become simpler and more convenient. Major telecom operators like Aitel, Vodafone and Idea are allowing re-verification of mobile number using One Time Password (OTP) based authentication for existing users. These operators have put in place an OTP based re-verification where subscribers can link their Aadhaar using IVRS on their mobile phone. Here's how you can link Aadhaar to your mobile number using IVR    Give...

  • Less Trains Running In Late Than Flights In Fogs: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Lesser number of trains are running in late than flights due to fog this year because of constant efforts for computerisation of the signalling system, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said today. "Due to our constant efforts, less trains were running in late in comparison to flight during fogs," he claimed during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha. Mr Goyal said that a committee has been set up to review the flexi-fare system and recommend best options, keeping in mind the interests of passengers and the railways...

  • Government To Stick To Rs. 10,000 Study Fund Limit For Soldiers' Children

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Ignoring an appeal from the senior-most armed forces chief, the government has decided to not review the decision to cap the education expenditure of children of soldiers killed or disabled in action. In a statement in parliament on Tuesday, the Defence Ministry has said that 2,679 students were availing the scheme, of which 193 students have been drawing more than Rs. 10,000 per month, the cap proposed by the pay panel. Due to this Rs. 10,000 limit on educational expenses, the government saved just Rs. 3.2 crore in 2017...

  • 64 Trains Delayed, 24 Rescheduled And 21 Cancelled Due To Low Visibility In Delhi

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of January 2018
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    Heavy fog continues to envelope the National Capital and the surrounding suburbs for the second consecutive day this year. Train services have been severely hit once again with 65 trains being delayed, 24 rescheduled and 21 others cancelled. On Monday, 15 trains were cancelled, 20 rescheduled and 56 delayed. Hundreds of passengers were also left stranded for hours at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Over 300 flights were delayed and eight cancelled as dense fog hampered the visibility. The fall in mercury comes as Delhi...

  • Language Should Not Be A Barrier But A Facilitator To Promote Love For Science: PM Modi

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018

    KOLKATA:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pitched for using vernacular languages in promoting science communication in a "big way" to develop "love of science" in the youth, saying language should not be a barrier but a facilitator. Addressing the curtain-raiser ceremony of the commemoration of professor Satyendra Nath Bose's 125th birth anniversary in Kolkata via video-conference, PM Modi said professor Bose was a "crusader" for teaching of science in vernacular languages and had started a Benga...

  • New Year's Supermoon Comes With Caution In Goa

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  The first supermoon of the new year on January 2 will be the biggest of the year. A supermoon is a lunar phenomenon that occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to earth. This makes the moon appear up to 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than the micromoon, according to NASA, and is among the must-watch celestial events. The new year's celebration in Goa, however, comes with a touch of caution due to the Supermoon phenomenon on January 2. The tourism authorities in Goa have issued an advisory warnin...

  • Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan joins BJP

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018

    Kolkata: Ishrat Jahan, one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, has joined the BJP, the party's state unit general secretary Sayantan Basu said today. "Ishrat Jahan joined the BJP at our Howrah office yesterday," Basu told PTI. Sources said Ishrat was felicitated by the Howrah BJP unit yesterday and inducted into the party. Basu said a state-level programme to felicitate her was yet to be organised. Ishrat was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case. Her husband had divorced her over the pho...

  • NASA's 2018 to do list includes mission to 'touch' Sun

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    Washington: NASA is turning 60 in 2018 and the agency is looking forward to launching a slew of important missions in the coming year, including one to "touch" the Sun. NASA's Parker Solar Probe is scheduled for launch in 2018 to explore the Sun's outer atmosphere. The probe will use Venus' gravity during seven flybys over nearly seven years to gradually bring its orbit closer to the Sun, according to a NASA statement. The spacecraft will fly through the Sun's atmosphere as close as 6.2 million kilometer...

  • Salary-linked punching system in Secretariat kicks off

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The automated salary-linked punching system to monitor attendance of the secretariat staff here has been kicked off. From now on the employees have to swipe in and out marking their attendance in the bio-metric system, failing which their remuneration will be affected. In a month, three hours’ exemption is being provided to employees. Employees will also have to mark their attendance in the register. Identity cards too have been made mandatory. However, a decision is yet to be taken on the attendance...

  • India Welcomes 2018 With Revelry, Voting Rights For Millennium Children

    Posted on : Monday 1st of January 2018
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    NEW DELHI:  Celebrations across India and beyond marked the beginning of 2018. From big cities to small towns, revellers were seen out on the streets making most of the night that bid adieu to 2017 and welcomes the new year. From Hyderabad to Mumbai, people celebrated the start of the year with fireworks, parties and prayers. Midnight prayers were held in several churches across the country. In Delhi, areas like India Gate, Connaught Place and Hauz Khas Village teemed with people till late in the night. Bengaluru's Brigade R...

  • 14 killed, several injured in fire at Mumbai rooftop pub

    Posted on : Friday 29th of December 2017
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    Mumbai: At least 14 people were killed and 21 injured when a major fire broke out at a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound here early on Friday. The blaze was reported around 12.30 am from a bistro The Mojo, a rooftop restaurant pub in The Kamla Trade House, and quickly spread to another surrounding pub and a restaurant, an official of BMC Disaster Control said. More than 12 fire tenders were rushed to fight the blaze which was brought under control around 6.30 am. Most of the victims are said to be women. The firemen could rescue 10...

  • Billionaire Mukesh Ambani comes to the rescue of brother Anil's debt-ridden RCom

    Posted on : Friday 29th of December 2017

    New Delhi: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Thursday stepped in to bail out younger brother Anil Ambani's debt- ridden Reliance Communications by acquiring spectrum, tower, optical fiber network and other wireless assets. While the two companies did not disclose the deal size, banking sources pegged the transaction value at Rs 24,000- 25,000 crore. The announcement comes just two days after Reliance Communications - promoted by Anil Ambani - disclosed a new deal with the lenders under which nearly Rs 40,000 crore will be raised throu...

  • 24-Hour Power To All By March 2019: Power Minister

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  By March 2019, all homes in the country will be provided uninterrupted 24-hour power supply throughout the year, Power Minister RK Singh said today. RK Singh said by December 2018, 1,694 villages, which are yet to be electrified, will have electricity connection and works in this regard has been going on. All homes will get 24-hour power by March 2019, he said during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha. Mr Singh also said a new law will be enacted to impose penalties on power discoms in case of failure to provide unin...

  • Holiday notice

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of December 2017

    The Embassy of India shall remain closed on Monday 1st January 2018 for the new year.  However, emergency consular services will be available. ...

  • 'Tighten Cybersecurity': Railway Minister After Alleged Tatkal Ticketing Scam

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Isn't it strange that many of us are mostly unable to book confirmed railway tickets under the Tatkal category, but when we dial an agent, it's done, immediately? Well, it has turned out to be a case of an alleged cyber fraud. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused a software programmer, one of its own, of being the brain behind an illegal software that subverted the railways reservation system, allowing the agents to book hundreds of Tatkal tickets in a few seconds. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal t...

  • In Delhi airport's world-class T3, AIIMS professor bleeds for 1-hr over lack of medical aid

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of December 2017

    NEW DELHI: In New Delhi airport's world-class Terminal 3, a senior professor from AIIMS Jodhpur, severely bleeding from the forehead, frantically searched for medical aid for more than an hour, without any success. Dr Prem Prakash Sharma, kept searching for the medical aid room at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), which was reportedly locked. Incidentally, there's a lavish Medanta clinic inside the airport but both the professor and the airport staff were unaware of it. The incident took place on December 19...

  • 30 Trains Delayed, 10 Cancelled Due To Low Visibility In Delhi

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Train services have taken a major hit in the national capital region owing to heavy fog that has engulfed Delhi and the adjoining areas. A steady drop in the mercury level resulted in Delhi registering 6.3 degrees on Sunday. Today, 30 trains are arriving late, 6 have been rescheduled and 10 cancelled due to low visibility and operational reasons. An official of the MeT Department said that at 8.30 am, the visibility recorded was 300 m at Safdarjung Observatory. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted m...

  • India Set To Be 5th Largest Economy in 2018, Overtaking UK, France: Report

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of December 2017
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    LONDON:  India looks set to overtake Britain and France in 2018 to become the world's fifth-largest economy in dollar terms, a report showed today. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) consultancy's 2018 World Economic League Table showed an upbeat view of the global economy, boosted by cheap energy and technology prices. India's rise is part of a trend that will see Asian economies increasingly dominate the top 10 largest economies over the next 15 years. "India's economy has caught up with...

  • Kerala celebrates Christmas with fervor

    Posted on : Monday 25th of December 2017
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    Kochi: Rejoicing the birth of Jesus Christ, people are celebrating Christmas with traditional fervor and piety with the faithful thronging churches for special prayers and mass. In Kerala, the faithful congregated for the midnight service in cathedrals and churches across the state where senior bishops and priests conducted special masses and gave out the Christmas message. Churches and homes are tastefully decked up with cribs depicting the birth-in-the manger scene and stars twinkling on Christmas trees. The state has been in t...

  • Pope defends immigrants on Christmas Eve, says faith demands that foreigners be welcomed

    Posted on : Monday 25th of December 2017
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    Vatican City: Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass yesterday, comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed. Francis, celebrating his fifth Christmas as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, led a solemn Mass for about 10,000 people in St. Peter's Basilica while many others followed the service from the square outside. Security was stepped up, with participants were checked as they approached St. Peter...

  • Centre Refuses To Declare Cyclone Ockhi As National Disaster

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Union government on Friday refused to declare, as a "national calamity", Cyclone Ockhi in which 74 people lost their lives and as many as 214 went missing when it struck Tamil Nadu and Kerala last month. However, it acknowledged the cyclone as "rare and extraordinary" which turned into lethal cyclonic storm from deep depression within six hours. "We can't declare it as national calamity as rules don't allow and the government has its own compulsions. However, the government has re...

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