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    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...

  • Class 10 Girl Dies After Being Shot At By Friend Over Alleged Argument

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of December 2017
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    GHAZIABAD:  A class 10 girl, who was allegedly shot at in the head by her male friend following a heated argument, died last night, police said today. After the assault, the victim had slipped into coma. According to the police, the boy, a class 11 student, and the girl were returning home on a scooty from a coaching centre when the incident took place. The boy also shot himself with a licensed pistol of his father, the police said. Senior Superintendent of Police HN Singh said that the girl was shifted to a Noida hospital after...

  • 27 Dead After Bus Falls Off Bridge Into River In Rajasthan

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of December 2017
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    DABI, RAJASTHAN:  At least 27 people have died and many injured after a bus skidded off a bridge and fell into a river near Dubi in Rajasthan this morning. The bus was ferrying passengers from Lal Soth to Sawai Madhopur, about 65 km away, when it reportedly lost balance due to sudden burst of front tyre and fell off the bridge into Banas river in Rajasthan's Swai Madhopur district. "Around 50 people were in the bus of which 27 people have died; injured have been sent to near by hospitals," a senior police officer s...

  • Proposal to raise min marks in engineering entrance exam from 10 to 20

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of December 2017
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    Thiruvananthapuram: A proposal has been mooted in a top-level meeting to raise the minimum marks in engineering entrance exam from 10 to 20. It was also proposed at a meeting for prospectus revision that no compensation should be levied from those who leave the college after the academic year commences. At the same time, worries have been raised on whether the entrance exam itself will stand legal scrutiny, as the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) rules do not specify entrance exams this year. It is for the cabine...

  • India, China Hold 20th Round Of Border Talks

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA:  India and China on Friday held special representative level talks on key aspects related to border issues. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and China's State Councillor Yang Jiechi met for the 20th round of the India-China border talks along with senior officials. During the day-long talks, the Doklam episode and other concerns pertaining to unresolved issues of boundary between India and China are expected to be discussed. The Doklam standoff began on June 16 over People's Liberation Army'...

  • 176 Non-Performing Officers Retired In Public Interest: Government

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  As many as 176 government officers were asked to retire in public interest for being non-performers, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "As per the available information, provisions under Financial Rules 56 (j) and similar provisions under service rules have been invoked/recommended in case of 53 Group A officers and 123 Group B officers of central civil services, during the period from July 1, 2014 till October 31, 2017," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply. The FR ...

  • Unseen footage of Jayalalithaa having juice on hospital bed released

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    CHENNAI: A day before RK Nagar by-polls, unseen footage of late AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa inside Chennai's Apollo Hospital, days before her death, was released on Wednesday. Jayalalithaa held the RK Nagar assembly seat till she died. In the video, the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is seen sitting on the hospital bed, sipping from a glass of juice and probably watching television. The footage was released by TTV Dhinakaran's supporter P Vetriivel. Speaking to media, Vetriivel said, "It's false that no one...

  • 'Black Brahmaputra': As River Turns Muddy, Assam Leader Blames China

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    GUWAHATI:  Assam's lifeline, the mighty Brahmaputra, could be turning into a threat to life along the river that it supported all along. Its waters are muddy and black. The culprit is Siang river that originates in the Tibetan Glaciers and meets the Brahmaputra in Assam and there are fears it is getting worse. A little over ten days after a test of a water sample from the river indicated that its turbidity was way over the safe limits for human consumption and set alarm bells ringing, NDTV got the Siang water samples tested ...

  • 'We Rule 19 States, Even Indira Gandhi Had 18': Emotional PM At BJP Meet

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was emotional and was given a standing ovation as the BJP's parliamentarians met for the first time today after election victories for the party in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh. "This is a big victory; we are now ruling 19 states. Even Indira Gandhi, when she was in power, was in 18 states," PM Modi reportedly told BJP MPs, sharing the journey of the party from two seats in the 1984 to now. But the prime minister warned his colleagues against complacency ahead of a string of...

  • India's first Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to give travellers undersea experience, but building it no easy feat

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of December 2017
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    MUMBAI: Nearly seven kilometres of upcoming high-speed bullet train project connecting two major metropolis – Mumbai and Ahmedabad – will lie under the sea. For the first time in India, travellers will experience this spectacular feat of riding under the sea near Thane creek at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour.  But building this undersea stretch in no easy feat. “About 7 km of the 21 km long tunnel will be undersea. We need to know the strata which are good enough for the tunnel to cross through,” said...

  • PM Modi reaches Kerala, will visit Cyclone Ockhi-hit areas

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of December 2017

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prime minister Narendra Modi landed in Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Tuesday to review the situation in the state after Cyclone Ockhi battered the southern coastal districts. He was received by Kerala governor P Sathasivam and chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. Modi then left for Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu by helicopter. He flew in from Lakshadweep after chairing a high-level meeting to discuss impact of Cyclone Ockhi at Kavaratti. Modi, who reached the island Tuesday morning, was received by top of...

  • Elections Won, BJP To Send Top Leaders To Prep For Naming Chief Ministers

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The BJP has postponed to tomorrow its meeting of party MPs held every Tuesday when parliament is in session. Many parliamentarians, sources said, were involved in hectic electioneering in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh and the meeting was rescheduled to give the party a day to regroup. The BJP has won both states in results announced yesterday and will send central observers to oversee the naming of chief ministers. The BJP swept Himachal Pradesh, snatching it from the Congress and taking the total of states where it is in...

  • Donald Trump's 'America First National Strategy' Has 'Leadership Role For India'

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of December 2017
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    NEW YORK:  Unveiling his "America First National Strategy," US President Donald Trump said on Monday that Washington will support a "leadership role" for India in the "broader" Indo-Pacific region. Donald Trump's all-encompassing strategy plan looks for allies to face what he sees as "an extraordinarily dangerous world, filled with a wide range of threats". Against this scenario, he declared: "We will deepen our strategic partnership with India and support its leadership role in I...

  • Gujarat victory shows Modi's connect with people: Manohar Parrikar

    Posted on : Monday 18th of December 2017
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    Panaji: The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat shows the strength of the connect between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of his home state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Monday. "The victory shows the strength of the connect between the Prime Minister and the people of Gujarat," Parrikar told the media. "It is confirmation of next government. We will ensure that BJP wins handsomely in Karnataka," Parrikar said, when asked if the Gujarat victory was an indicator of...

  • India Is Afghanistan's Most Reliable Regional Partner: Pentagon

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of December 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  India is Afghanistan's "most reliable regional partner", the Pentagon told the US Congress today as it welcomed additional economic, medical, and civic support from New Delhi to the war-torn country. "India is Afghanistan's most reliable regional partner and the largest contributor of development assistance in the region," said the Pentagon in its report to the Congress titled 'Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan'. This assistance includes civil development projects su...

  • Rahul Gandhi Takes Charge As Congress President From Mother Sonia Today

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi will take over as party chief today, in place of his mother Sonia Gandhi, a generational shift at the top of India's oldest party that could have trickle-down effects too. Mr Gandhi, who has often been seen as a reluctant politician, was named the chief-to-be on Monday after no one else from his party challenged him in the internal election. Celebrations began early this morning, party workers were seen dancing, distributing sweets outside the Congress headquarter in Delhi. Mr Gand...

  • Sonia Gandhi Retiring As Party President, Not From Politics: Congress

    Posted on : Friday 15th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Sonia Gandhi has retired as Congress president and not from politics, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala today said, dismissing speculation that she has quit public life. He said Sonia Gandhi will hand over the baton to Rahul Gandhi but her wisdom will continue to be the guiding light for the party. Asked what role she will assume after Rahul Gandhi takes over the reins of the party, Sonia Gandhi told media persons in the Parliament complex: "My role is to retire." Mr Surjewala tweeted: "Would si...

  • Sushma Swaraj Grants Medical Visa To Five Pakistani Children

    Posted on : Friday 15th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today announced granting visa to five Pakistani children, including a 10-month-old baby, for medical treatment in India. "There is a request for medical visa from some Pakistani children - Muhammad Ahmad (10 months), Abuzar (7 years), Mohit (7 years), Zainab Shahzadi (8 years) and Muhammad Zain Aslam (9 years). We grant visa for all these Pakistani children for their treatment in India," Swaraj tweeted. She also announced accepting request for medical visa of two othe...

  • 200 Verizon Employees Escorted Out With Security In Chennai

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017
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    CHENNAI:  Two days after 200 employees of IT major Verizon were escorted out of their office in Chennai by guards, another 700 are being laid from its facilities in India, claims a union that represents techies. Verizon has 7,000 employees in India at offices in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru. In an email to NDTV, the company did not comment on how many people are being pink-slipped. It chose to describe the retrenchment as "role rationalisation not to meet a specific number but to match the talent with the requirements of th...

  • Aadhaar Linking Deadline For Everything May Be Extended To March: Centre

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017

    NEW DELHI:  The deadline for linking Aadhaar for all financial institutions and welfare schemes can be extended to March 31, 2018, the government told the Supreme Court today. In case of bank accounts, old and new, the Centre has already relaxed the deadline, but it has not been stretched across the board. For linking Aadhaar to cellphone Sim, the Centre has left the decision to the Supreme Court - the current deadline is February 6, 2018. The top court is hearing a number of petitions that have challenged the validity of the 12-dig...

  • Minister Faces Angry Passengers On Delayed Flight. Air India Suspends 3

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India's national carrier Air India has suspended three employees and warned the pilot for arriving late after over 100 passengers, including Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju, had to wait inside a plane for over an hour on Wednesday. The minister demanded an explanation from new Air India chief Pradeep Kharola after angry passengers confronted him and demanded to know why their flight from Delhi to Vijaywada was not taking off. Mr Raju, surrounded by protesting passengers, phoned Mr Kharola from the air...

  • Kuwait Arts Association opens int'l arts forum

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of December 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, Kuwait Arts Association (KAA) opened the international arts forum on Wednesday evening. The event, being held under auspices of Sheikha Dr. Suaad Al-Sabah, falls in the framework of the KAA efforts to foster talented artists, KAA chairman and head of the Union of Arab Artists Abdulrasould Salman said. The forum gathered 30 creative artists from Arab and European countries; its agenda includes a workshop on live drawing, he said at the opening ceremony. The KAA celebrati...

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Search Operations Continue, Death Toll Climbs To 58

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of December 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the Centre has agreed to continue search operations for the missing fishermen in Cyclone Ockhi that hit the state's coast on November 29 and 30. The death toll in the disaster has, meanwhile, climbed to 58 with more bodies recovered from high seas. State control room officials said three bodies were found off the coast of Kozhikode and three from Kochi. Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has agreed to continue the search operations in the high ...

  • Doklam Standoff Put Severe Pressure On Ties, China Told Sushma Swaraj

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI: The military stand-off in Doklam had put "severe pressure" on relations between China and India, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his counterpart Sushma Swaraj at their meeting in Delhi, their first in Delhi after the 73-day border crisis that ended in August this year. Mr Wang, who had last week credited Beijing handling what he had called the "trespass" into Doklam with "restraint", also underlined that "lessons should be learned and (it) should not happen again," according to new...

  • 2001 Parliament Attack Anniversary Updates: PM Modi, Senior Lawmakers Pay Tribute

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, along with other senior lawmakers this morning paid tribute on the 16th anniversary of the attack on the Parliament. Earlier, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had tweeted, "On this day in 2001, our brave soldiers and Parliament staff repulsed the attack on our Parliament House. Respects to our martyrs. The nation shall remember with pride their sacrifice." Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Congress Trapped In Blue Whale Game, Final Episode On December 18: PM Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of December 2017
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    PATAN, GUJARAT:  The Congress is "entrapped" in a 'Blue Whale' challenge and will see the final episode on December 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, invoking the online game which culminates in the player committing suicide, to attack the opposition party. Addressing a rally in northern Gujarat on the second last day of campaigning for the final phase of Assembly elections, PM Modi targeted Congress's president-elect Rahul Gandhi, saying he was born with a "golden spoon" and has not seen p...

  • Faulty EVMs in Gujarat Being Replaced Immediately, Says Poll Commission

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of December 2017
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    AHMEDABAD:  More than 70 Electronic Voting Machines failed to function in Gujarat, where assembly elections are being held for the first phase today. The machines were spread across 16 seats of Surat's urban and rural seats, dominated by small traders and the Patidar community, which, the opposition Congress says, are disenchanted with the BJP. The Election Commission said the faulty machines have been replaced immediately. Tinkering of EVMs have been a huge grouch of the opposition after the BJP's sweeping victory in Uttar ...

  • In Swipe At Gujarat Model, Manmohan Singh Says It Only Helped Top 1 Per Cent

    Posted on : Friday 8th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Gujarat model of the BJP has only benefited the top one per cent of the society, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said on Thursday, continuing with the Congress' attack on the BJP's economic policies in the state and the national government, which the party says, had hurt common people and benefited only a miniscule population of the state. "Every community and class, except a few rich businessmen, are raising their voice against the inequality and injustice of the Gujarat model as operationalised...

  • UNESCO Recognises Kumbh Mela As Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Posted on : Friday 8th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet by the international organisation said. The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under the UN body inscribed Kumbh Mela on the "Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" at its 12th session in Jeju, South Korea. The meeting, which opened on December 4, will end on December 9. "A matter of immense joy and pride for India,"...

  • PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates B R Ambedkar International Centre

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the B R Ambedkar International Centre here and said it would be an important place for research on social and economic issues. The prime minister also unveiled two statues of the Dalit icon at the centre in Janpath. Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of State Ramdas Athawale and Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vijay Goel were also present at the event. "The centre will prove to be an inspiration for the promot...

  • Deadline For Linking Aadhaar To Be Extended To March 31

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of December 2017

    NEW DELHI:  The deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts and various government schemes will be pushed back from December 31 to March 31, the government has told the Supreme Court today. The extension, however, will apply only to those who do not have the Unique Identification Number yet. The government will issue notification for the extension tomorrow, Attorney General KK Venugopal, who is representing the Centre, told the court. But the deadline for Aadhaar linking to cellphone numbers, February 6, cannot be extended, since th...

  • Kuwait underlines importance of UN Convention on maritime Law

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of December 2017

    NEW YORK  (KUNA) -- Kuwait stressed the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which has become the legal core of international agreements and instruments. This came during the speech of the Permanent Delegation of Kuwait to the UN delivered by the Second Secretary Mohammad Al-Ajmi to the UN General Assembly in its 72nd session while discussing maritime article and law of sea late on Tuesday. Al-Ajmi called on non-member states to join the conference for their prominent role in achieving the ...

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

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of December 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Wednesday a cable to President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, congratulating him on his country's national day. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables marking the occasion. ...

  • In A First, Indian Army To Train Afghan Women Military Personnel

    Posted on : Wednesday 6th of December 2017
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    CHENNAI:  In a first, Indian Army will train a group of Afghan women military personnel at Officers Training Academy in Chennai. The women officers have been selected from different provinces and represent all the major ethnicities of the country. The group of Afghan women officers include 17 from the Army, three from the Air Force, some from the Special Forces and others from the intelligence, strategic and public affairs, medical, education, law and finance departments in the Afghan Ministry of Defence. "The aim of the tr...

  • GCC Summit kicks off with expectations for further stability, security

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of December 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will kick off its 38th summit hosted by Kuwait on Tuesday amid aspirations to maintain further stability, security and integration amongst its member nations. The participants are set to discuss several matters at the two-day session, including regional and international developments, particularly political and security challenges, which urge the doubling of efforts aimed at integration and responding to the hopes and aspirations of their peoples. Earlier on Monday, the 144th Minist...

  • Disaster Management Authority Cautions Fishermen From Venturing Out To Sea

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA:  The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today asked fishermen in both eastern and western coasts not to venture out in the sea for the next three days as heavy rainfall is expected in many areas due to Cyclone Ockhi. The NDMA asked people not to panic in case of a cyclone alert and in an advisory said that fishermen along and off Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu coasts should not venture into sea from December 6 to 8 while fishermen along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands are advised not to venture into s...

  • France chooses Kuwait's Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah as 2017 'Defense Figure'

    Posted on : Monday 4th of December 2017

    PARIS  (KUNA) -- France announced choosing Kuwaiti Commander Sheikh Mubarak Ali Al-Sabah as the 'Defense Figure' of 2017 in recognition of his contribution to the development of security and defense services. French defense ministry organized a special event on this occasion earlier today that will continue for five days, in which Sheikh Mubarak Al-Sabah will hold talks on a number of security and strategic issues with French military officials. He will discuss bilateral issues related to security, war against terror, an...

  • Aadhaar card linking

    Posted on : Monday 4th of December 2017

    In the recent past several Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) have been asked to submit or link their Aadhaar number to avail the services/benefits/schemes such as operation of bank account, etc. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has clarified that: (i) Aadhaar number as an identity document may be sought only from the ‘residents’ of India.  Section 2(v) of the Aadhaar Act defines ‘resident’ as an individual who has resided ...

  • Cyclone Ockhi: Gujarat, Maharashtra on alert as IMD issues fresh warning

    Posted on : Monday 4th of December 2017
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    AHMEDABAD: Cyclone Ockhi is now moving towards the coasts of Gujarat and Maharashtra said the Indian Meteorological Department while issuing a “very severe cyclonic storm” warning and advising fishermen not to venture into the sea. “Sea condition would be rough to very rough along & off north Maharashtra and South Gujarat coasts from 4th night to 6th December 2017 morning,” said the IMD. Both the states are on high alert and have asked fishermen to avoid the sea. The deadly cyclone, which lashed the co...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi Greet Nation On Milad-Un-Nabi

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017

    NEW DELHI:  President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended greetings on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi or Mawlid, which marks the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Mawlid is observed as the Islamic prophet's birthday and is commemorated in Rabi'al-awwal, the third month in the religious calendar. "On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the Prophet's birthday, good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad," President Kovind said in a tweet...

  • Newborn Declared Dead: Max Hospital Licence Can Be Cancelled If Found Guilty, Says Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The licence of an upscale Delhi hospital, which incorrectly declared a baby dead along with his still-born twin and handed over the bodies to the parents in plastic bags, can be cancelled if it is found guilty, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said today. A preliminary report is expected to arrive by Monday evening and the health department will issue the detailed report within a week, the minister said. The inquiry was ordered yesterday by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The twins, born on Thursday morning at a ...

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

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Saturday a cable to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayid Al-Nahayan, congratulating him on his country's 46th national day anniversary. In his cable, His Highness the Amir expressed his best wishes and praise to achievements made by UAE in various fields, wishing Sheikh Khalifa good health and prosperity. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-...

  • Parliament Speaker congratulates UAE on Nat'l day

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent a cable on Saturday to UAE President of the Federal National Council Dr. Amal Al-Qubaisi and UAE Advisory National Council President Abdullah Al-Masoud, congratulating them on their country's national day. ...

  • Cyclone Ockhi Batters Kerala, Tamil Nadu; Warships Sent For Rescue Operations

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of December 2017
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    CHENNAI/ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cyclone Ockhi, which claimed 13 lives in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, has now moved beyond Lakshadweep, the weather department said bringing huge relief to the people of the rain-battered states. However, many fishermen are still missing and warships have been deployed to comb the southeastern coast for fishing boats missing in wild seas. Ockhi is now expected to travel north towards Mumbai and Gujarat in the next 48 hours, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director S Sudevan in Thiruvananthapuram...

  • Delhi hospital gives 'dead' twins to family, one found alive later

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017

    NEW DELHI: One of the newborn twins, who were declared dead by Delhi's Shalimar Bagh Max Hospital, was on Friday found alive by its family. The hospital authority handed over the twins to the family in plastic bags. However, on the way back to their home, the parents realised that one of the twins showed movements.The parents immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where they were informed that one of the infants was alive. Following the incident, Union Health Minister JP Nadda spoke to Health Secretary in connection with the hos...

  • Miss World Manushi Chhillar Meets Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Newly-crowned Miss World Manushi Chhillar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. Manushi was accompanied by her parents and brother. "Manushi Chhillar, Miss World 2017 calls on PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi," a Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweet stated. The beauty queen was elegantly dressed in an ivory contemporary ethnic wear ensemble and silver earrings, with her hair pulled back in a bun. Before meeting Modi, the 20-year-old Haryana girl had tweeted: "Excited to meet the honourable Pri...

  • Barack Obama In Delhi Today, Meeting With PM Modi Expected

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Former US President Barack Obama, who is in Delhi today for a townhall for the Obama Foundation, is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the visit. The two leaders had developed a warm rapport during Mr Obama's tenure as the President. In a Facebook message, Mr Obama has said, "I will be conducting a townhall with young leaders of India who can share with me some of the works they are trying to do to make communities better and also answer questions on how Obama Foundation can help." At th...

  • 8 Dead, 80 Fishermen Missing As Cyclone Ockhi Nears Lakshadweep

    Posted on : Friday 1st of December 2017
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    KANYAKUMARI/CHENNAI:  Cyclone Ockhi, that killed eight people in coastal Kerala and Tamil Nadu, is moving closer to Lakshadweep. As of this morning, Cyclone Ockhi is hovering 160 km east of Lakshadweep in the Arabian Sea. The Met office said the worst seems to be over in the mainland and that the cyclone has moved away from Kanyakumari and Thiruvananthapuram. But the forecasters have warned of heavy rain in south Kerala for the next 24 hours and south Tamil Nadu for the next 12 hours. Schools in the coastal districts in the two states h...

  • Kuwaiti oil price down 18 cents to stand at USD 60.18 pb

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 18 cents and settled at USD 60.18 per barrel Sunday, compared to USD 60.36 per barrel since last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Tuesday. On world markets, oil prices fell yesterday due to expectations of an increase in supply after the expected restart of the Canadian-US pipeline, which was stopped a while ago, as well as uncertainty about Russia's intention to continue extending production cuts before the OPEC meeting this week. Oil crude price Brent m...

  • Kuwait takes part in chemical weapons prevention conference

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017

    BRUSSELS (KUNA) -- Kuwait has participated in the Conference of the States Parties of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), held in The Hague, Netherlands, late Monday. During the meeting, Morocco was elected president of the current session. OPCW is the implementing body of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which started its work in 1997. OPCW includes 192 member-states, aiming to achieve a world with no chemical weapons. The organization believes that preventing the use of chemistry in warfare will prote...

  • PM Modi To Launch Much-Awaited Hyderabad Metro Today

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the much-awaited Hyderabad Metro at 2.15 pm at the Miypur station. The commercial operations for the 30-km-long first phase of the metro rail project between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations, will start on Wednesday. After the launch, PM Modi will travel by the metro from Miyapur to Kukatpally along with Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, and they will return to Miyapur, PTI reported. Initially, the trains would run from 6 am to 10 pm and the timings would be ...

  • Former Planning Commission Member NK Singh Appointed 15th Finance Commission Chairman

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The government on Monday appointed former Planning Commission Member NK Singh as chairman of 15th Finance Commission, which among other things will look into impact of GST on finances of the Centre and states, said a notification. The commission will recommend devolution of shareable central taxes to the states and their inter-se distribution. The commission will also review several important aspects of federal fiscal finance. The commission will make recommendations, by October 2019, for five years commencing April ...

  • Ivanka Trump, PM Modi To Launch Global Entrepreneurship Summit Tomorrow

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Ivanka Trump, the advisor and daughter of US President Donald Trump, has said the Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by India and America is a testament to their growing economic and security partnership. Ms Trump will be leading a delegation of senior Trump administration officials and entrepreneurs at the three-day Summit in Hyderabad beginning tomorrow. The summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. More than 1200 young entrepreneurs, a majority of whom are women, from 127 countries would a...

  • Mumbai Airport Hits Record Number Of Flights, 969 In 24 Hours

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017
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    Rising incomes and cheaper fares offered by budget carriers are fueling air travel in India, an aviation market set to be the third biggest behind China and the U.S. In signs traffic is surging, Mumbai on Friday handled 969 flights in a 24-hour period, a world record for an airport that operates only one runway at any given point of time, the Times of India reported Sunday, citing an official at the Mumbai International Airport Ltd. The aim is to reach 1,000 aircraft movements, the official told the newspaper. Indian carriers flew ab...

  • Inspection of houses in Khaitan Block 10

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and State Minister for Municipality Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri has confirmed formation of a committee tasked to inspect houses in Block 10, Khaitan to determine their lifespan in preparation for their appraisal and transformation into commercial residential units, reports Al-Anba daily. Al-Jabri made the statement recently at Matar Al-Bugaili Diwaniya in Khaitan. He disclosed the committee will start working next week and then it will submit its report regarding the houses. Courtesy ...

  • Ban on Kuwaiti sports to be lifted very soon: report

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : There are suggestions by host country Qatar to involve Kuwait in co-hosting some matches of 2022 FIFA World Cup, and the first week of December may witness the lifting of ban on Kuwaiti sport, says international sources, reports Al-Jarida daily. They indicated ongoing meetings between Kuwaiti and international sports authorities to get the ban on Kuwait sport lifted, in coordination with Doha. The daily quoting reliable sources disclosed that series of meetings have been held with concerned officials from Kuwait and Qatar w...

  • ‘12,000 Kuwaitis using Bitcoin currency amounting $1 billion’

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has not been enthusiastic about any new electronic product, as is the case with the process of the virtual currency Bitcoin (BTC), reports Al-Anba daily. The daily quoting sources said this year until October 2017 a total of 12,000 Kuwaitis have been using this virtual currency and the size of their portfolios is now about one billion dollars after the currency multiplied seven times in 10 months. The size of the portfolio began on average $10,000 (equivalent to 3 thousand dinars), after which inflation reached m...

  • Holiday notice on the occasion of ID-E-MILAD

    Posted on : Monday 27th of November 2017

    The Embassy of India shall remain closed on THURSDAY, 30th NOVEMBER, 2017 on the occasion of ID-E-MILAD (BIRTHDAY OF PROPHET MOHAMMED). However, emergency consular services will be available. ...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Urges Legal Fraternity To Provide Free Services To Poor

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Expressing concern over non-affordability of legal services by the poor in the country, President Ram Nath Kovind today called upon on the legal fraternity to provide free legal services them. President Kovind, after inaugurating two-day conference on National Law Day, said the poor often shy away from judicial process due to delay and costs, and this has to be addressed. "India has acquired a reputation of an expensive legal system. In part, this is because of delays but there is also a question of affordabilit...

  • India Passing Through Fast Formalisation Of Economy: Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said India is at present passing through a stage that will in future be recognised as a phase of fast formalisation of the economy. Speaking at a State Bank of India (SBI) event in New Delhi, he said India is seeing "the replacement of a cash dominated economy with a more formal and digitised economy. One of the great changes will be the way India spends its money".  The move towards digitisation was expedited post demonetisation of higher denomination currency n...

  • Permanent residence eyed for expats spending 30 years in Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Several MPs are gradually coming up to the idea of granting permanent residence to expatriates spending 30 years in Kuwait, amid growing concern about the current demographic imbalance, and issue of marginal workers and visa trade. The lawmakers did not overlook the demographic issue while discussing the idea, which they have carefully considered on humanitarian grounds. In this context, MP Abdullah Fahad stated the thought of granting permanent residency to expatriates who spent 30 years in Kuwait after relevant amendm...

  • ‘CSC delays appointment of 35 expats as social workers’

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has suspended the appointment of 35 expatriates as social workers after they had completed the necessary procedures including medical tests, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting education sources. The sources pointed out the CSC refused to complete the appointment procedures. The sources added the Ministry of Education had resorted to signing local contracts with the social workers and psychological researchers in order to fill the needs of this specialization in the absence of citizens who hav...

  • Around 70% of Municipality’s buildings ‘unlicensed’: report

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Around 70 percent of Kuwait Municipality’s buildings are unlicensed as per the report of the Committee on Establishment of Artistic File for Installations, a reliable source told Al-Rai daily. The source revealed Director General of the Municipality Eng Ahmad Al-Manfouhi issued an administrative decision to form a committee that will inspect all buildings of the Municipality and submit a report in this regard. The source said the committee consists of 13 members with Bashayer Al- Awadi from the Construction Department...

  • KTV launches ‘Hear & Obey’ in honor of His Highness the Amir

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait TV launched the song ‘Hear and Obey’ in honour of His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, which reflects the solidarity and unity of the Kuwaiti people to abide by the wise instructions of His Highness that aims to realize the best of interest Kuwait and its people. The song includes many expressions that reflect the love of the Kuwaiti people for His Highness the Amir and their appreciation towards his great efforts and active role in enhancing and strengthen...

  • After Jayalalithaa, Who? RK Nagar Votes On December 21, Results On 24th

    Posted on : Friday 24th of November 2017
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    CHENNAI:  RK Nagar, the constituency in Tamil Nadu's Chennai that has been vacant since the death of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa a year ago, will vote on December 21 for a new representative. The result will be declared on December 24. The dates have been announced three days after the Madras High Court gave a December 31 deadline for the election of a new lawmaker for the constituency. The election for RK Nagar, which Jayalalithaa represented for two terms, was cancelled earlier in April following allegations o...

  • PM Modi Inaugurates Largest-Ever Global Conference On Cyber Space

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space or GCCS today in Delhi, an official statement said. GCCS is one of the worlds largest conferences on cyber space. The theme of the two-day conference is Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development. "This is a historic moment for all of us to host the Fifth edition of the Global Conference of Cyberspace in India. I believe it is a recognition of India's emerging role as a massive...

  • Deportation for Expatriate who repeats offence for not using safety belt and uses mobile phone while driving

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Parallel to ambiguity hovering over the constitutionality and legality of the recent amendment to traffic laws regarding penalties for not using safety belt, using mobile phone by hand while, driving and parking on pavement, Director of the General Public Relations and Security Media Department Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash disclosed that the ministry will deport any expatriate who repeats the violation of driving without safety belt and use mobile by hand while driving. In a televised interview concerning the new traffic law a...

  • ‘Disarray’ draws motorists ire gone to take seized cars

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chaos and resentment prevailed when some people went to collect their vehicles which were impounded by the authorities from motorists who were caught not wearing the seat belts or speaking on the phone while driving. After the exception of some cases, since last Thursday, the places where impounded vehicles are kept saw hundreds of people who had gone to pick their vehicles and most of them left the place angrily because they did not get a satisfactory answer to their queries or failed to find their cars. This situation...

  • ‘Kuwaitis over 90 pct of MoE staff, no termination of expat employees

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A senior education source has dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s of the plan to replace expatriates and annual appointments of Kuwaitis in the ministry, stating the percentage of Kuwaitis in the Ministry of Education has exceeded 90 percent, which is the requirement of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in government institutions, reports Al- Rai daily. “We met the CSC officials some time ago and discussed the administrative, educational and technical professions issues and came to the conclusion that the ...

  • Kuwait will experience a bitterly cold winter this year

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Weather forecasters said Kuwait will experience a bitterly cold winter this year and temperatures will drop in the next few days, reports Al-Qabas daily. Astronomer Adel Al- Saadoun explained the recent rain shower is an indicator of the coming heavy rains. Courtesy : Arab Times   ...

  • Kuwait donates USD one million to victims of Hurricanes Irma, Maria

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of November 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA): Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of $ one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September. This announcement was delivered by Kuwait’s Permanent Delegate to the UN Headquarters in New York Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi to the donor’s conference for the reconstruction states within the Caribbean Sea region. Ambassador Al-Otaibi said that Kuwait was always eager to pro...

  • Father, Uncle Arrested After Body Of 3 Young Siblings Found In Forests

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A man in Haryana has been arrested along with his cousin for the murder of his three little children, whose bodies were found yesterday from a forest around 90 km from their home. Sameer, 11, Simran, 8 and Samar, 5, were shot in the head at close range on Sunday, allegedly by their uncle. The family stays in Kurukshetra, around 93 km from Chandigarh. The father, Sonu Malik, runs a photo studio. What prompted the tragic triple murder is not clear yet but the police suspect, based on statements by the family, that the ...

  • Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu arrives in Kochi for a two-day visit

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    Kochi: Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu arrived in Kochi on Tuesday for a two-day visit. This is his first visit to the state as vice-president. He was presented a with a guard of honor on arrival. Naidu will take part in three programs during his two-day visit. Hours before the VP's visit, an unmanned aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed at the Naval base in Kochi. Courtesy : Manorama ...

  • Dileep can fly to Dubai: Kerala HC grants permission to actor-accused

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    Kochi The Kerala High Court has granted Dileep, an accused in the February 17 actress attack case, to travel abroad. The HC has asked the Angamaly court to release the passport to the actor for going to Dubai for a week. The court rejected the prosecution's arguments that Dileep was traveling abroad to influence the witnesses of the sensational crime. The prosecution had strongly opposed Dileep's plea to go abroad. They alleged that Dileep, who was let out on bail on October 3 after 85 days in prison, had influenced three wit...

  • Indian Army Creates World Record With 58 Men On Single Motorcycle

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    BENGALURU:  Fifty eight Indian Army personnel set a new world record by riding a single motorcycle at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Bengaluru, army sources said. In a spectacular display of daredevilry, a team Army Service Corps (ASC), popularly known as the 'Tornadoes', rode a 500 cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metres at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. The act was performed for the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records and Unique World Records, a Defence Ministry statement said. The Corps, dr...

  • Don’t consume products irrigated with untreated wastewater: KISR

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has warned against the consumption of agricultural products irrigated with untreated wastewater. It called for strict control to prevent the infiltration of such produce until thorough tests confirming they are free of contaminants are complete. Researcher Dr Mohammad Al- Bahouh noted the most prominent danger lies in leafy crops that absorb bacteria and heavy minerals without it affecting the smell or shape on the outside, saying the rate of serious illnesses at present is du...

  • Emergency team formed to figure out onion crisis – Ban on Egyptian veggies lifted

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rawdan has formed an emergency team tasked to find solutions to the onion crisis, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. In a related development, acting Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi visited the fruits and vegetables market after the announcement of the Public Authority for Food and Nutrition on lifting the ban on importing some kinds of vegetables from Egypt. However, Al-Harbi did not reveal the reason behind the visit. It can be recalled that the Ministry of Commer...

  • Oil sector plans to hire 6,845 Kuwaitis from 2018/2019

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :The oil sector plans to employ about 6,845 Kuwaitis over the next five years starting from fiscal 2018/2019, reports Al-Anba daily quoting an official oil source. The source pointed out the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries intend to employ about 1,810 Kuwaitis within the next fiscal year, bringing the number of new employees in the oil sector during the current fiscal and the next to 4,000 Kuwaitis. The source added the KPC has abided by more than its commitment to employ citizens compared to the f...

  • Mumbai Man Cleared To Fly Homemade Aircraft, Names It After PM Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of November 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Amol Yadav may be just one man but he has managed to do what many of India's larger enterprises haven't been able to. The journey wasn't easy but at the end of a six-year endeavour that included selling his home and a daunting fight against red tape, Mr Yadav's dreams have taken wings - only the flight is left. The aircraft enthusiast has not only managed to build a working plane by himself, he has also managed to move the clunky bureaucracy into granting him a license to fly it. "The DGCA (Directorate ...

  • ‘Rain expected until Wed … temp to drop’ – ‘Authorities ready’

    Posted on : Monday 20th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The next three days will witness scattered midrange showers followed by a temperature drop at the weekend, a meteorologist suggested on Sunday. The rains, which will reach their peak on Tuesday, are a result of low surface pressure arriving from Europe which will be focused over the eastern Mediterranean region, the Meteorological Department’s Abdulazeez Al-Qarawi told KUNA. The spread of the Sudan low pressure zone to the southwestern regions of the Arabian Peninsula met by low upper atmospheric pressure an...

  • Govt spares no efforts to curb e-crimes; 3,500 cases tackled

    Posted on : Monday 20th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The e-Crimes Department of the Criminal Investigations Department spares no efforts to arrest those who intend to commit electronic crimes which are punishable by law to protect the public, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable security sources. The sources revealed the e- Crimes Department has dealt with 3,500 different cases during the first ten months of this year including cases of insult and abuse which come in first place. In spite of the great technological progress, the country still suffers from technical sh...

  • CSC asks MoE to end services of 1,507 non-Kuwaiti employees

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has asked the Ministry of Education to end the services of 1,507 non-Kuwaiti employees during the current academic year 2017/2018, reports Al-Qabas daily. The aforementioned number includes 660 teachers, 214 social workers and 584 executives. The request comes as part of the plan at Kuwaitization of jobs. Meanwhile, the educational sources stressed the request of the CSC comes at the same time when the Ministry of Education suffers from a big deficit of employees in terms of increasing the...

  • Approval given to amend status of expat children from Article 22 to 18 for 21 yrs and above

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The Ministry of Interior has given its Social Affairs counterpart the go signal to approve the proposal to amend the status of expatriate children under Article 22 visa to Article 18 (private sector) once they reach 21 years old without obtaining a letter of initial approval from the Residency Affairs General Department. In its letter to the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Interior explained that this move aims to facilitate procedures and eliminate obstacles in amending the status of these children and transferr...

  • Jazeera Airways starts new route to Kochi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Jazeera Airways, Kuwait’s leading low cost airline, inaugurated its daily new flights to Hyderabad, India on Saturday. Kochi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad will follow in early 2018 as the airline expands its network to serve its Indian sub-continent targeting the nearly one million Indian nationals residing in Kuwait. “This is a proud moment for us marking the expansion of our network in to India. We are delighted to start with Hyderabad, a 400-year old city and a technology hub, bringing more choice to Indian travelers, co...

  • ‘Dormant’ accounts contain millions of dinars in deposits – ‘Inactive for over 20 years’

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Millions of dinars remain ‘dormant’ in about half a million bank accounts in Kuwaiti banks. Some of these accounts have millions of dinar deposits while others are in hundreds of dinars, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources familiar with these accounts. These millions of dinars are ‘dormant’ funds and the banks have not received any contact from their owners or from anyone who is related to the account holders of these huge sums. Sources told the daily nothing is known about the holders of these acco...

  • “Revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways” – German Ministry

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    BERLIN: The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable. Christian Lange, parliamentary state secretary in the ministry, appealed to Chancellor Angela Merkel to personally advocate a ban on Kuwait Airways’ operations in Germany. A German court ruled on Thursday that the airline had the right to refuse to carry an Israeli passenger due to his nationality, a verdict that Jewish gro...

  • France grants Kuwait Nat’l Guards’ Al-Refai top medal – Ties deep-rooted: envoy

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017

    PARIS (KUNA): French Government awarded late Friday Assistant Chairman of Kuwait National Guards Lt Gen Eng Hashim Al-Refai with The National Order of The Legion of Honor for his contributions in military field and relations between the two countries. France also awarded the Medal of Honor to Lieut Col Anwar Al-Rashidi in recognition of his contributions to the military field. These most famous global awards given as a reward from the President of the Republic of France to the most deserving people in various fields. Al-Rifai said in a s...

  • India's Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World, 17 years after Priyanka Chopra

    Posted on : Sunday 19th of November 2017
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    Sanya: India`s Manushi Chhillar has won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant. The 20-year old from Haryana also won the Head to Head Challenge and the Beauty with a Purpose titles on Saturday. Chhillar has won the title 17 years after actor Priyanka Chopra won it in 2000.   She competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena in China. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico`s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the crown to the winner. Chhillar had earlier this year won...

  • Powerful 6.9-magnitude quake strikes Tibet, tremor felt in Arunachal

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Arunachal Pradesh early on Saturday, but there was no immediate report of casualty. The tremor occurred around 4 am with its epicenter locating in Tibet's Nyingchi Prefecture, which is close to Arunachal. The strong quake was followed by a magnitude 5 tremor around the same place in Tibet. The tremors caused a power failure and damaged buildings in the prefecture. The first quake had struck at a depth of about 10 km, while the second struck at a de...

  • Don't cut India into more pieces, I stand by PoK remark, says Farooq Abdullah

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of November 2017
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    JAMMU: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday slammed the Centre over alleged policies that create communal tension and warned against 'cutting the country into more pieces'. 'You have made one Pakistan, how many Pakistans will you make, how many pieces will you cut India into?' he asked at a rally here. Abdullah also defended his recent remarks on Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, which has triggered a major controversy. “Yes, I say it (PoK) belongs to them (Pakistan). Are they (Pakist...

  • Padmavati Makers Knew Paperwork Was Incomplete: CBFC Chief Prasoon Joshi

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of November 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Without commenting on the reports that the application for Padmavati had been sent back to the makers, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Prasoon Joshi said on Saturday the film's application had come up for review and that the makers admitted that the paper work was incomplete. In a statement, Mr Joshi said, "The film's application came up this week only for review. The makers know and admit that the paper work is not complete -- the very disclaimer whether the film is work of fiction or a histor...

  • Dileep wants to launch 'Dhe Puttu' in Dubai, seeks HC permission

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017
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    Kochi: Embattled Malayalam actor Dileep, accused in the February 17 actress attack case, has approached the Kerala High Court seeking relief in bail conditions. In his plea submitted to the court, Dileep said he has to go to Dubai and therefore urged the judiciary to return his passport that has been submitted at the Angamaly first class judicial magistrate court. Dileep said he has to go to the Gulf country for the inauguration of 'Dhe Puttu', a restaurant chain owned by him. The event was scheduled long before he was named ...

  • Kerala Businessman's Son, Racing New Car, Killed In Crash

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The 21-year-old son of a businessman in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram died after the new car he was driving at high speed, he rammed an auto-rickshaw and lost control last night. Adarsh SP, a graduate, died early this morning in the hospital. Three women who were also in the car are in hospital in a critical state. Two of them are in the ICU. The brand new car, a Skoda, was completely wrecked in the crash that took place around 10.45 pm. Firemen had to come in and cut open the vehicle to extricate the pass...

  • Impounds for not wearing seat belts or using mobile phone while driving suspended

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The General Traffic Department (GTD) has suspended implementation of the decision to impound vehicles if the driver and front seat passenger are not wearing seat belts or if the driver is using mobile phone by hand while driving in compliance with the directive of acting Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarah and Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al- Doussari, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The officials issued the directive 24 hours after enforcing the decision which led to impounding of 1,000 cars. Citizens and MP...

  • ‘Fair weather during day, relatively cold at night’

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Fair weather continues in Kuwait during daytime and turn relatively cold during the night in the coming days, Kuwaiti meteorologist Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said on Thursday. He added in remarks to KUNA  that the country is affected by high altitude air accompanied with northeast winds, making the weather warm during day time and relatively cold during the night. Weather on Thursday was relatively cold, as the lowest temperature varied between 10-13 degrees Celsius, with northwestern moderate to fast winds with speed of 0...

  • Health insurance fees to be increased from KD 50 to KD 130

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Elaborate ceremony was held yesterday in Ahmadi for the construction of a new hospital. The ceremony was attended by the Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi and officials of the Insurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman). Al-Harbi said the health insurance hospital ‘Dhaman’ is one of the main components of the healthcare system for expatriates, and a leading development model for public-private partnership within the government’s work program and development plan. Dhaman CEO Dr Ahmed Al- Saleh said according to mi...

  • Panel discusses reduction of voting age from 21 to 18 years

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Legislative Committee of Parliament discussed several proposals, including modification to Law No. 35/1962 concerning the parliamentary elections to reduce the legal voting age from 21 to 18 years and imposing fees on remittances made by expatriates, reports Al-Rai daily. Members of the committee, MPs Al-Humaidi Al-Subaih, Askar Al-Anzi and Khalid Al-Shatti did not conclude discussion on the aforementioned issues and resorted to legal opinion, which considered it unconstitutional to impose fees on the remittances of exp...

  • Class 9 student stabbed to death by classmate in Delhi

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017
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    New Delhi: A class nine student of a government school was stabbed to death by his classmate outside the school premises in northeast Delhi on Wednesday, the police said. They said that the incident happened around 5:30 pm in New Usmanpur area after an argument between two groups of class nine students. The victim was witness to the argument when a classmate accused him of inciting a fight between the two groups, the police said. Another classmate stabbed him with a pocket knife. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared b...

  • Cars seized if not wearing belt, using phone on road

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior, Major- General Fahd Al-Shuwea said Article 207 of the Traffic Law has been activated as of Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, reports Al- Anba daily. According to the article vehicles will be impounded for not more two months in addition to a fine if the motorist speaks on the phone while driving without the use of earphones and the same fine will be applicable if the passenger on the front seat and the driver does not use the seat belts. The same penalty will be ...

  • Hike in onion prices tied to low supplies – Sack of 16 kilogram goes for 8 dinars

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Inadequate supply of onions in the market is causing the recent hike in prices of the commodity, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a source from Fruits and Vegetable market. He noted the issue is partly to do with import of large quantities of onions that were declared unfit by the Public Authority for Nutrition after test result showed the commodity was not safe for consumption. He noted large quantities of onions seized by the sector were returned to their places of origin and the traders are afraid the same scenario could be...

  • Public outrage as hundreds of cars seized in new traffic law

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Implementation of the decision taken by the Ministry of Interior to include three traffic violations in the list of regulations that sanction impounding of vehicles has started. The three violations include: using mobile phone while driving, parking on pavements and pedestrian crossings, and driving without seat belt. On the first day of its implementation, the decision has sparked widespread public and political anger — especially on social media, due to its randomness, indiscretion and improper implementation st...

  • Yoga Meant For The Entire Humanity: President Ram Nath Kovind

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017
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    RANCHI:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said the knowledge of Gita gives the wisdom to understand what is wrong and what is right. Whosoever practices the Gita in life one can bear all kinds of turbulence, he said releasing the Hindi translation of Paramhansa Yoganand's Gita . "The knowledge of what is right and what is wrong comes from Gita gyan," he said. "In this age of materialism and competition the writings of Swami Yoganand helps the youth to great extent," he said. The president sa...

  • Kenneth Juster Sworn In As US Ambassador To India

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Kenneth Juster, a top economic expert on India has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India. "Congrats, Ken Juster, the new US Ambassador to India!" Vice President Mike Pence said in a tweet after administering the oath of office to him on Monday. "The ties between the United States and India run deep, and @POTUS & I are confident that with his leadership, integrity & experience, Ken will build an even stronger partnership that will benefit our nation & our people," Pence said. ...

  • MoH notifies panels on agreeing to include housewives in ‘AFIA’

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health at a recent meeting notified the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Social and Labor Affairs that it agrees in principle on including housewives in the retiree health insurance scheme (AFIA), reports Al- Jarida daily. Member of the committee MP Khalid Al-Otaibi said the ministry affirmed the need to provide a database containing the exact number of housewives to determine specific cost of the scheme before approval. He said the meeting agreed to conclude discussion on the issue after providing the number ...

  • Grace period to set price for hiring domestic workers ends

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The grace period within which the offices for domestic workers are expected to hand over sealed envelopes of their quotations to the committee formed by Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Rawdan to set the price for hiring domestic workers from outside Kuwait ended Monday, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting sources added the committee received the envelopes of 20 offices out of nearly 300 domestic workers offices, including Durra Company for Domestics. Sources noted the committee will open the envelopes so...

  • Thomas Chandy bows out, LDF stalemate ends

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of November 2017
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    Thiruvananthapuram: The high voltage political stand-off in the LDF over the clamor for transport minister Thomas Chandy's resignation was defused on Wednesday after NCP announced that transport minister Thomas Chandy has quit the ministry. "I have submitted Thomas Chandy's resignation letter to the chief minister," NCP state president T.P.Peethambaran master told reporters. Earlier, there were reports that the NCP was working out a formula under which the minister would take leave from the cabinet and go to US for ...

  • Traffic eyes renewal of drivers’ licence online

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs, at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea was recently quoted as saying an idea has been floated to reduce the requirements for obtaining driving licenses for expatriates born in Kuwait. In the meantime he unveiled a project through which drivers’ licences can be renewed online. He said, the applicant will have to visit the website of the Ministry of Interior and submit the required documents and collect it from the designated machines just like how i...

  • ‘Visas for Lebanese not suspended’

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Security sources have denied rumor circulated about suspending the issuance of business and family visit visas to Lebanese nationals, stressing there’s no truth in the report, says Al-Rai daily. The same sources added the General Department of Residence Affairs continues to issue various types of visas to Lebanese nationals according to law. He noted the Lebanese undergo standard procedure for visa like all other nationalities by obtaining required approvals from concerned security authorities, as long as they fulfill...

  • Family Materials Project aims to reduce and control hike in prices – ‘Don’t practice at home’

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Family Materials Project aims to reduce prices and control price hikes through the coordinated efforts of the workers and consumers in protecting the rights of both parties by ensuring that prices are reasonable, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting head of the project Ahmad Al-Qafeedi. Al-Qafeedi told the daily that the project started in November under Kuwaiti supervision; disclosing the objective is to provide families with electronics, health requirements, satellites, air conditioning units and washing machines. The Inter...

  • New govt expected to attend Parliament session on Dec 12

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The new government is expected to attend the Parliament session slated for Dec 12, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources affirmed the new government will be in line with the parliamentary majority’s aspirations, so there will be stronger coordination between the two authorities. Meanwhile, constitutional sources said the general pardon for persons convicted by the judiciary necessitates a law in this regard; indicating the judicial system has no authority to pardon these persons. Sources added the government&rsqu...

  • Children's Day 2017: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Was A Prolific Writer. A Look At Books Authored By Him

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: Children's Day is celebrated across India on November 14, the birth date of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, who was very fond of children. Children fondly call him  Chacha Nehru. Mr Nehru, under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi, turned out to be a leader of India's struggle for independence. For laying the foundation of independent India as sovereign, socialist, secular and a democratic republic, he is credited as the architect of modern India. He was a prolific writer in English and wrot...

  • Work Hard To Ensure 21st Century Belongs To India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of November 2017
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    MANILA:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked Indians to work hard to ensure that the 21st Century belongs to India and said his government was making every effort to transform the country and take it to new heights. Addressing the Indian community in the Philippines capital, PM Modi said in spite of difficulties that we can overcome, no one can stop India from achieving new heights. "Our efforts are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything in our nation matches global standards," PM Modi said in his 35 ...

  • Parents Angry As Delhi Schools Reopen Despite Smog And Surging Pollution

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Angry parents accused Delhi government authorities of "playing with children's health" as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels. Doctors declared a public health emergency last week when choking smog descended on the National Capital Region, prompting authorities to close schools, ban construction and bar trucks from entering the city. Authorities today reopened schools amid concerns over upcoming exams, angering some parents. "There has been no let-up in the p...

  • 3 days holiday for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) birthday

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The holiday for the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) this year will be three days — Thursday, Friday and Saturday — from Nov 30 to Dec 2. According to the Cabinet’s decision, there is no change in the holiday for the birthday of the Prophet (PBHU) if it falls on a Thursday; but if it falls in the middle of the week, then it will be moved to the previous or next Thursday. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Light tremor ‘jolts’ Kuwait, says Kuwait National Seismic Network

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : An aftershock measuring between 4-5 degrees on richter scale hit Kuwait on Sunday as a result of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Iraq-Iran borders, Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) said. The earthquake epicenter was 200 kms northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, KNSN said in a statement to KUNA. At least eight villages were damaged in Iran after an earthquake, Iran’s state TV reported. “The quake was felt in several Iranian provinces bordering Iraq … Eight villages were damaged …...

  • KIA facing difficulties to hire efficient senior specialist staff – ‘Low salary scale’

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) is facing difficulties to hire efficient senior specialist employees because of the low salary scale compared to what their counterparts are paid in the ministries and other government institutions, reports Al-Anba daily quoting senior sources. The sources added there are employees at the KIA who manage funds up to 5 billion dinars while their salaries do not exceed 1,200 dinars, which is unreasonable and unfair. The sources indicated, this category of employees should be given vari...

  • Social media usage – ‘Some professors lack knowledge’

    Posted on : Monday 13th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of Information Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Kuwait University Dr Sultan Al-Daihani is troubled by lack of knowledge among some professors on using the websites and social media for scientific purposes, reports Al-Qabas daily. He pointed to a recent study he conducted on the essence of communicating with specialists in all fields using information technology, and also recommended training programs by the academic library to increase awareness in that regard. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Panel no to airport medical checks – Entry ban deemed unconstitutional

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee in the Parliament on Thursday rejected a proposal requiring foreigners to undergo medical examination upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport because it interferes with their personal life, it is not limited to a certain category, and the State is not ready for such measures. Committee Chairman MP Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie disclosed that they also rejected the proposal to ban anyone found guilty of offending God, HH the Amir, wives and companion of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) from ent...

  • Unstable weather tied to varying air pressure – Weather to remain wobbly but moderate in coming days

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Weather in Kuwait is forecast to remain unsteady in the coming days; tending to be moderately hot during day time and moderate at night. The weather instability is largely result of varying air pressure, said Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, the weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center (KMC), in a statement to KUNA on Thursday. Temperature dropped in most regions over the past days; coupled with high humidity, thus fog formed during early morning and night times causing drastic drop of visibility, particularly at Kuwai...

  • ‘Online automation protects rights of expatriate workers’

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower Ahmad Al-Mousa affirmed the significance of online automation in protecting the rights of expatriate workers, and added the latter will not be exploited or compromised by the labor recruitment offices, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Mousa declared this after a meeting with the new Labor Adviser at the Embassy of Egypt Ahmad Yousef saying the authority is keen on protecting the rights of workers and hopes for further cemented cooperation with the Egyptian counterparts i...

  • UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics picks Kuwait to occupy Arab seat

    Posted on : Friday 10th of November 2017

    PARIS  (KUNA): The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has chosen Kuwait to occupy the Arab seat at the institute’s board of directors, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Kuwait’s permanent envoy to UNESCO Ambassador Dr Meshal Hayat said that the international organization picked Kuwait for this position due to the GCC country’s continuous support to UNESCO. His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the Foreign Ministry played an integral role in choosing Kuwait ...

  • Two-month impound of cars for traffic violations – Offences listed

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Interior Ministry, Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea has issued instructions to all traffic departments to apply Article 207 of the traffic law in the strictest sense, reports Al- Anba daily. According to the directives, the impoundment of vehicles will not be limited to seat belt, jumping the red traffic light or talking on the cell phone, but all violations contained in Article 207 will be applicable. In the meantime, the traffic sector has started mounting cameras in all tr...

  • Experiments in underground water reserves eyed

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Head of Water Resources Center Eng Mesha’al Al-Saheed disclosed that the Ministry of Electricity and Water, in cooperation with the Research Institute, will conduct experiments in a number of underground water reserves in a bid to store millions of gallons of extra treated water, reports Al-Jarida daily. Al-Saheed explained the underground water reserves are being examined to ensure they are safe and make no harmful changes to the water. He said these water reserves are natural-made; adding that after guaranteeing the...

  • Kuwait reiterates total support to Palestinians – Gaza blockade condemned

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA): The State of Kuwait affirmed on Wednesday its full support toward the struggle of the Palestinian people in order to get their legitimate political rights by establishing their independent State on their territory according to 1967 borders. The remarks came in a speech by the Permanent Representative of Kuwait in the UN, delivered by First Secretary Sheikh Jawaher Ibrahim Al-Duaij Al-Sabah during the Special Political and Decolonization Committee at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly late Tuesday. ...

  • Bandhan Express Flagged By PM Modi Brings India, Bangladesh Closer

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of November 2017

    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina today launched a new passenger train service between Kolkata and Khulna, an industrial town in southwestern Bangladesh. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the railway station in Kolkata to flag off the first train. The new train will not travel on a new route, but reviving a historic one that fell into disuse after the partition. At the launch, where the two premiers joined in through video conferencing, PM Modi said the "cen...

  • Thank you, for supporting demonetisation: PM Modi on first anniversary of note ban

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: On the first anniversary of demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Wednesday, saluting the nation for supporting demonetisation. “125 crore Indians fought a decisive battle and WON,” he wrote on Twitter. Accompanying graphics called demonetisation – 'A historic and multi-dimensional success.'  “I bow to the people of India for steadfastly supporting the several measures taken by the Government to eradicate corruption and black money,” he added. On Nove...

  • Bengaluru Beats San Francisco In Confidence To Go Digital

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017
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    In the race to go digital, businesses judge India's Silicon Valley -- Bengaluru -- the best host among 45 cities worldwide. Business leaders in Bengaluru expressed the highest confidence in their digital environment based on people and skills, financial environment, innovation and entrepreneurship, new technology development, and ICT infrastructure, according to a report from the Economic Intelligence Unit, published on Tuesday. "India's cities may suffer more than most from infrastructure deficits, pollution, poverty an...

  • Ryan International case: Killed Pradyuman to avoid exams, parent-teacher meeting, says Class 11 boy

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017
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    NEW DELHI: New details are emerging in the Ryan school murder case. The Class XI student, arrested by CBI on Tuesday, allegedly murdered Pradyuman Thakur in hopes of postponing the semester exams and the following Parent-Teacher-Meeting or PTM. Ruling out the angle of sexual assault, the CBI further said that the 16-year-old student used a knife as the murder weapon and later flushed it in the washroom. Sources further told Zee Media that the senior student had a history of bad behaviour and was seen with a knife inside school campus...

  • GTD has new office to corner ‘indirect’ traffic rule breakers – Without seat belts or use mobile phones with one hand rule from next week

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Directorate- General of the General Traffic Department has established a new office which is affiliated to the Traffic Violations Investigation Department, reports Al- Seyassah quoting a senior official of the Ministry of Interior. The daily quoting the official said the task of the new office is to summon those who commit serious ‘indirect’ violations. The source explained the ‘indirect violations’ are those which are recorded by traffic camera or by senior ministry officials in which case a...

  • Ministry of Information said to cut bonus of Kuwaiti and expat employees

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Top-level sources in the Ministry of Information said there is a tendency to reduce the bonuses to both Kuwaitis and expatriate employees by 50 percent, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily quoting sources said this idea is still being studied by the concerned departments within the ministry. The sources pointed out there is a proposal to reduce the bonuses of those working in the news sector and political programs on Kuwait Radio and Kuwait TV which will be done by amending the regulations so that the Kuwaiti employees r...

  • MoE to ‘deal’ with employees receiving unmerited allowances

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education is using multiple approaches to deal with employees who receive unmerited social allowances through the mandatory renewal of data every six months, and idle employees will be referred for disciplinary action while obliging them to refund sums they collected illegally, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily quoting sources said employees who decline to renew their data will not benefit from the allowance; stressing, the ministry requires employees to renew their data every six months as per a directive from ...

  • 13 Dead As Jeep Rams Into Truck On Ahmedabad-Indore Highway In Gujarat

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    ANAND, GUJARAT:  A jeep carrying 25 people rammed into a stationary truck on the Ahmedabad-Indore Highway, leaving at least 13 people dead, the police said. The accident took place in the Kheda district in the early hours today. A labourer's family and some other residents of Sejawada village in Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur district were returning home in the jeep from Dholka near Ahmedabad when the mishap took place around 3 am, an official said. "The jeep in which they were travelling collided with the stationary tr...

  • Kala(Art) Kuwait “NIRAM 2017” Children’s Day Painting Competition, Registration Crossed 1500

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    The registration process for “NIRAM2017” Painting Competition is in full swing and the registration has already crossed 1,500.  Students from more than 21 Indian Schools in Kuwait are expected to take part in the painting competition, which would be held at Indian Community School, Khaitan, in associates with ‘AMERICAN TOURISTER’, on the occasion of Children's Day celebration by marking the birth day of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the First Prime Minister of India, 10th November 2017 at 2.00 PM, according to Mr....

  • Indian Nurses’ Issues

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    Kuwaiti Ministry of Health has intimated that there will be a temporary ban on recruitment of nurses from India. Recent efforts made by three Kuwaiti agencies for recruiting over 2,000 Indian nurses through Overseas Manpower Limited (OMCL), Chennai has been put on hold till such time the fears of unfair means of recruitment are being addressed by the Government of Kuwait. All Indian job aspirants are hereby advised not to fall prey to unscrupulous agents in Kuwait/India. In order to ensure fair and transparent means of recruitment of Indian ...

  • 'Not A Government Agent': Sri Sri Ravi Shankar On Congress Allegations

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017
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    CHANDIGARH:  Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has rejected the accusation of the Congress that he was a "government agent" with regard to his mediation in the Ram Temple dispute in Ayodhya. "I have always worked on my own and I am not working at the instance of anybody," he told reporters in Chandigarh yesterday. He was asked to respond on the charge levelled by the Congress, which had dubbed him as a "government agent" on the Ayodhya issue. "I have already been doing this work," ...

  • MPs mull 15-year residency cap on each expatriate – ‘Expats must not exceed 25% of local population’

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Pending the Cabinet formation and return of the National Assembly for plenary sessions, the parliamentary committees have been holding series of meetings and the selection of chairmen and rapporteurs. Chairman of the Finance Committee MP Salah Khorshed disclosed the committee deliberated on the population structure, amendment to Chamber of Commerce and Industry law, and Silk City. They have decided to handle the issues until formation of the new Cabinet since there is no minister. Discussion on the population structure ...

  • Cars not observing lane rules will be seized

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In a new measure to ensure traffic laws are observed and to reduce the rate of road accidents, Ministry of Interior intends to start impounding vehicles whose owners fail to observe laws concerning road lanes and marking. Sources added the ministry is planning to incorporate the new idea in the law governing traffic to seize for two months all vehicles whose owners fail to observe laws pertaining to road lanes and markings, similar to the recently implemented law related to vehicles parked on pavements. In addition, the...

  • PAM to issue work permits to micro-finance license holders

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) is now ready to issue work permits for those who hold micro-financing licenses, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting sources from the authority. Sources said the authority is waiting for the final mechanism which will be laid down by the joint committee between the Ministry of Commerce and Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) on procedures granting employees’ financial support for those who hold micro-financing licenses Sources explained, “It will be known through t...

  • Next govt should include qualified and efficient ministers: say experts

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of academicians have agreed that the new government should be strong and capable of carrying out its tasks as quickly as possible, stressing the need to cooperate with the National Assembly especially in matters related to citizens, reports Al-Qabas daily. They called on the incoming government to fully abide by the Constitution, apply the law on everyone, protect public money, deal with vital issues, develop government services and achieve the aspirations of citizens. Professor Ibrahim Al- Hadban, a faculty member...

  • ‘65 million displaced, 350 million homeless in 2017’

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017

    ISTANBUL (KUNA): The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has begun its annual assembly themed “humanity strength” in Antalya, Turkey, to discuss boosting coordination and electing nominees for the union senior posts. A delegation from Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), headed by Chairman Dr Hilal Al-Sayer, took part in the opening session of the seven- day event, on Sunday. Participating delegations will elect candidates to senior IFRC posts, tackle current humanitarian issues on the r...

  • PM In Tamil Nadu For Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Of Tamil Daily, Greets Rajinikanth

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017
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    CHENNAI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted and shook hands with veteran actor Rajinikanth and a host of others at the platinum jubilee event of a Tamil daily in Chennai. After completing his 25-minute address at the function, PM Modi walked down from the dais, exchanged pleasantries and shook hands with Rajinikanth, who was clad in a white shirt and pant. PM Modi was in Chennai to participate in the platinum jubilee celebrations of 'Dina Thanthi.' The meeting between PM Modi and Mr Rajinikanth was very brie...

  • Senate Confirms Kenneth Juster As US Ambassador To India

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The Senate today confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Kenneth Juster as the next US Ambassador to India. Juster, 62, is an old India hand who played a key role in the landmark Indo-US civil nuclear deal. He would replace Richard Verma as the top American diplomat to India. The position has been lying vacant since January 20 after Verma resigned from the post with the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The latest development follows Juster's nomination confirmation ...

  • Decisions on traffic timely, in the interest of Kuwait – Big change noticed: Al-Jazzaf

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The head of the traffic safety team, Sultan Al- Jazzaf, said he supports the decisions issued by the Ministry of Interior in recent days, describing them as bold and important and in the interest of Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Jazzaf added, these decisions will impose the prestige of the law on the street and will contribute to tackling many problems in the coming period. “The decisions were made in a timely manner in order to contribute to the organization of the streets and sidewalks, especially after the cou...

  • ‘Cut telephone lines over text msgs on donations’

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has sent official letters to the three telecommunications companies to disconnect immediately the telephone lines of those who ask for donations through text messages, reports Al- Jarida daily quoting reliable sources. The ministry added, these people have neither the licence nor permission to collect donations. This came after many citizens and residents complained to the ministry on the hotline about receiving text messages from unknown parties asking for donations to establish cha...

  • Central Bank of Kuwait warns over virus – ‘Bad Rabbit’ spread by e-mail

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of November 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has warned Kuwaiti banks about the ‘Bad Rabbit’ virus, which hit computers in Russia, Ukraine and various parts of Europe days ago, causing them to be encrypted and disrupted, reports Al-Anba daily. Bad Rabbit disrupts the ability to use computers and access files, and spreads mainly through e-mails that deceive the user by encouraging the download and operation of malicious attachments. According to banking sources, banks have called on employees to take all precautionary me...

  • ‘Daman’ will guarantee expats health services – Hospitals, medical centres on agenda

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Minister of Health Jamal Al-Harbi on Sunday said that a joint permanent committee would be formed to set the general policies of the Health Insurance Company (Daman) hospitals and guarantee due medical services to expats in the private sector. Resolution 401 has defined the committee’s tasks, which include providing support, and coordinating with the government bodies on the company’s activities, besides following up and streamlining all technical, administrative and financial matters, the minister added to KU...

  • Kuwait aims at qualitative rationalization, not ‘round-up’ in manpower management

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr Khalid Mahdi has ended the controversy of demographics, stating that Kuwait does not seek to reduce expatriate labor, but is working seriously to achieve qualitative rationalization, in the sense that Kuwait will only employ labor that add value to the state economy, and that we do not have marginal employment that is a burden on the State and its infrastructure, reports Al-Rai daily. Mahdi said the problem is not at all in a foreigner in Kuwait, but in seeking t...

  • MoH decision surprising, says Nursing Association – ‘Team heading to India’

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Nursing Association has issued a statement in which it said it was surprised a delegation from the Department of Nursing Services is heading to India to bring nurses while the Ministry of Health is suffering from the problem of not solving the issue of over 560 nurses for 6 months, reports Al-Seyassah daily. The association asked in its statement yesterday about the reasons why the management of nursing services selected certain companies to bring nurses according to the instructions of the Minister of Health Dr Jamal A...

  • ‘Report for military duty’ – ‘No escape’

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Investigation Major General Fahd Al-Dosari stated the General Investigation Department has started looking into cases related to compulsory military service referred by Head of Military National Service at the Ministry of Defense, according to Law No. 20/2015. In a press statement, Al-Dosari called on all citizens to facilitate the registration of their children reaching the legal age for military service to avoid legal action. Under the patronage of Major General Dr Fahd Al-Dosari and in the presenc...

  • Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni Arrives In Delhi, Meets PM Modi

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, who is on a two-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today. Mr Gentiloni was welcomed by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Later in the day, PM Modi will hold delegation-level talks with Mr Gentiloni, following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed. PM Gentiloni's visit to India is the first such visit in a decade. Romano Prodi was the last Italian Prime Minister to visit India in Febr...

  • 1 Dead, At Least 57 Injured After Bridge Collapses In Kerala's Chavara

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017
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    KERALA:  One person was killed and at least 57 were injured after an old iron bridge collapsed in Kerala around 10.30 this morning. At least 70 persons were on the walkway bridge when it came falling down in Chavara area near Kollam. The police rushed to the spot and took the injured to the hospital where one woman died. Rescue operations are on, the police said. The police are also investigating the events that led to the bridge collapse. More details are awaited. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Jet Airways Flight Diverted To Ahmedabad, Letter In Toilet Threatened Hijack

    Posted on : Monday 30th of October 2017
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    AHMEDABAD:  A Jet Airways Mumbai-Delhi flight with 129 people on board was diverted to Ahmedabad shortly after take-off this morning due to serious "security issues" which were detected onboard, a statement said. Flight 9W339, which took off from Mumbai at 0255 hours, landed at the Ahmedabad airport at around 0345 hours citing "security reasons". The flight with 122 passengers, including seven crew, landed safely in a remote bay at the Ahmedabad airport, following which all passengers were disembarked from th...

  • In Spare Time, Indian Nuclear Scientists Found Way To Clean Sewage Water

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017
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    KALPAKKAM, TAMIL NADU:  Atomic engineers whose day job is to work on India's atomic reactors are using their spare time to work towards cleaning and treating sewage in a highly efficient manner. For the first time, nuclear engineers who keep the atomic reactors clean and ensure that microorganisms do not pollute the sanitised, nuclear environment have developed a sewage water treatment plant that is four times cheaper than the conventional ones. Scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) in Tamil Nadu's Kalpa...

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

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation on Saturday to President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic, marking the anniversary of Czech' national day. In his cable, his Highness the Amir expressed his best wishes and prosperity to the president and people of Czech Republic. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables on the occasion. ...

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 95 cents to stand at USD 55.98 per barrel

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 95 cents and settled at USD 55.98 per barrel Friday, compared to USD 55.03 per barrel since last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday. In world markets, oil prices were up due to report of support by big producers to extend the agreement on reducing production led by OPEC members and Russia. Oil crude price Brent mixed was up 1.14 to stand at USD 60.44 while the US crude Western Texas oil was also up 1.26 and settled at USD 53.90 per barrel.  ...

  • Kuwait underline importance of women enrolment in development plans

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA) -- The state of Kuwait underlined the importance of involving women in development plans and decision-making, and activating her role in civil community organizations. This came through a speech delivered by the Permanent Representative Deputy of Kuwait to United Nations Counselor Bader Abdullah Al-Munayikh before United Nations Security Council about women empowerment in society, peace, and security, as part of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly held on Friday night. "Kuwaiti woman became a ...

  • ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’

    Posted on : Friday 27th of October 2017

    Indian Embassy is observing ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, with a screening of a short documentary on his life and time in Auditorium at 18.30hrs on Tuesday 31 October 2017. A cultural program on Sardar Patel will also be held. All interested are requested to attend. ...

  • Kuwait's crude oil exports to China above 300,000 bpd level

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    TOKYO  (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to China in the first nine months of this year edged down 1.2 percent from the same period of 2016 to 336,000 barrels per day (bpd), Chinese government data showed on Thursday. In September alone, Kuwait exported 362,000 bpd to the world's second-largest oil consumer, down 22.0 percent on the year, according to the General Administration of Customs. Kuwaiti shipments of crude oil to China exceeded 300,000 bpd level for the seventh consecutive month. China's overall impo...

  • Kuwaiti oil price up 83 cents to stand at USD 55.02 per barrel

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 83 cents and settled at USD 55.02 per barrel Wednesday, compared to USD 54.19 per barrel since last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Thursday. In world markets, oil prices were stable after Saudi Arabia Minister of Oil affirmed on his country's intention to end oil excessive supplies, and the possibility of new regulations on production. Oil crude price Brent mixed was up 11 cents to stand at USD 58.44 while the US crude Western Texas oil was down 29 cents...

  • Ban eyed on expats below the age 30 for diploma holders and without proof of experience

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In the context of measures adopted by Government to rectify the demography of the country and to organize the labor market, Board Council of the Public Authority for Manpower has approved a series of new conditions for recruiting foreign labor force and imposed new charges on some services and transactions, which expatriates are currently getting for free. Knowledgeable sources from the Public Authority for Manpower affirmed that new decisions to be activated at the start of the next year include barring the recruitment of ...

  • High Court rejects suit to cancel new expat health fees

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The administrative department in the Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by a lawyer against the Ministry of Health (MOH) to overturn its decision to increase health care fees for foreigners. The Fatwa and Legislation Department pleaded on behalf of the ministry of Health and demanded to dismiss the case and submitted a defense memorandum behind the ministry’s decision. The case was first heard by the court last August, and decided on Oct 4 to hold the case for the verdict until today. Health ministry has...

  • ‘KD 10,000 fine for barbecue’

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary for Technical Affairs at the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Mohammad Al- Enezi announced the imposition of KD 10,000 fine for anyone who makes barbecue on the beaches, considering it a ‘tough penalty’, in respect of fines for barbecuing in public parks, which varies according to the type of violation. “The environmental law does not punish the activity of barbecue itself, but it punishes the effect and pollution resulting from any activity that harms the surrounding environment...

  • Heavy fine for parking in pedestrian crossings: MoI

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced Wednesday that owners of vehicles parking in pedestrian crossings would be facing heavy fines starting from Oct 29. This new policy came within the provisions of 169 Article on keeping vehicles parked away from pedestrian crossings, said the ministry, adding that the violators’ automobiles will be kept in compound for two months and a fine of KD 15 ($45.4) will be imposed as a result. The violators will pay an additional KD 10 ($32.7) for transporting the vehicle to the fac...

  • Light shed on signs of hope over Gulf crisis due to Kuwait’s efforts

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : During a seminar which was held yesterday by the Arabism current under the title ‘Gulf crisis and its implications on Yemen and the GCC’, the speakers shed light on the signs of hope for a breakthrough due to the mediation efforts of Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. There are many elements that have made the Gulf crisis difficult and complicated, including the Turkish military presence, the possibility that the US president will not continue in office and the Israeli moves in the region. In this context, Dr Zafer...

  • Kuwait ranks 2nd among GCC in Passport Index ’17 – Singapore tops the list worldwide

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait ranked 49th in the world and second among the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) in the Passport Index 2017. According to the index, those holding Kuwaiti passports are allowed to travel to 85 countries visa free or visa upon arrival. Meanwhile, Singapore topped the list as it now has the world’s most powerful passport with its citizens able to travel to the highest number of countries visa free. Passport Index, which keeps track of how useable such documents are, said the city-state grabbed the top spot after Pa...

  • Conjoined Twins From Odisha Successfully Separated In Marathon Surgery

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017
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    BHUBANESWAR:  Conjoined twins--Jaga and Kalia--from Odisha were "successfully" separated today by a team of doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. The 28-months-old twins, hailing from Milipada village in the Kandhamal district, are craniopagus conjoined twins, joined at the heads. This is a very rare condition, a senior doctor at AIIMS said. The second phase of a marathon surgery is still underway, and will go on till tomorrow morning, Odisha Health and Family Welfare minister Pratap Jena...

  • Indian 3-Year-Old's 'Grieving' Foster Mother Denies Role In Her Death

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of October 2017
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    HOUSTON:  The foster mother of a 3-year-old Indian girl, whose body was found on Sunday from a culvert near their home in suburban Dallas, has denied any involvement in the death of her daughter. Lawyers Michelle Nolte and Gregg Gibbs, representing Sini Mathews published a statement late yesterday saying she denied any involvement in the death of her adoptive daughter. In the statement, the lawyers insist that Mathews cooperated with the Richardson Police investigation into her daughter's disappearance on October 7. She was ...

  • SSLC exams to begin on March 7

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017
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    Thiruvannathapuram: This year's SSLC examinations will be held from March 7 to 26, the education department announced on Tuesday. First language (Malayalam) part 1 exam will be held on the first day and first language part 2 will be held the next day. The rest of the schedule is as follows: March 12 – English March 13 – Hindi March 14 – Physics March 19 – Mathematics March 21 - Chemistry March 22 - Biology March 26 - Social Science Model examinations will be held from Februa...

  • ‘Rise in labor law violations’ – ‘330 firms under probe’

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Subaih revealed an increase in the number of verdicts that have been issued against companies violating the labor law, reports Al-Anba daily. She added the Manpower Public Authority has referred nearly 330 companies and more than 5,000 workers to the Prosecution for violating the residence law. The statistics issued by Public Relations and Security Information the Department affiliated to the General Department for Residence Affairs reveale...

  • Rate of increase in number of expats down by 65 pc in ’17

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The rate of increase in the number of expatriates has decreased by 65 percent in 2017 for the first time since 1992, reports Al-Qabas daily. The Demographics Affairs Committee of the Cabinet carried out a comparative study as per which the number of non-Kuwaitis increased by 125,694 in 2017 compared to last year. The number of non-Kuwaitis increased by 358,719 compared to 2015. This indicates that the rate of increase in the number of expatriates is reducing. According to sources, the reason behind such a reduction is t...

  • No pressure from traders on real estate market, affirms Al-Ghanim

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretary General of Kuwait Real Estate Union Qais Al-Ghanim affirmed that there is no pressure from traders on the real estate market, and that the controller of the market continues to be demand and supply only, reports Al-Nahar daily. During an interview with the daily, he totally dismissed the collapse of the real estate market, stressing that the current decline is an expected reaction to the wave of abnormal increase in rental properties in the past few years, especially in the investment sector, which is suffering from h...

  • ‘We’re always alert for security threats’ – ‘Fight against terrorism continues’

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt- Gen Mahmoud Al-Dousari said Monday the ministry is constantly assessing the terror threats in order to prepare the proper responses. “There is a security team who are tasked with analyzing the level of security risks,” he said, affirming the preparedness of the security forces to address any emergency that could face the country. Lt-Gen Al-Dousari made the press remarks while attending the first voluntary action day to help the elderly people. The event is org...

  • Bank Recapitalisation 'Historic', Will Boost Business: Amit Shah

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday described the government's announcement of Rs. 2.11 lakh crore for bank recapitalisation as "historic" and said it will not only give impetus to businesses but also provide employment to the youth. He also hailed the announcement on Rs. 6.92 lakh crore spending on infrastructure. The BJP chief congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the bank recapitalisation decision, terming it as "historic". In a tweet, Mr Shah said ...

  • Thousands Of Fish In Jhelum Wash Ashore, River Water Sample Sent For Testing

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017
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    SRINAGAR:  Thousands of fish washed ashore the Jhelum river in Srinagar on Sunday leading to panic among residents, but the district administration said most of the fish were not dead suggesting that the oxygen content in the water could be low. Thousands of fish were seen floating on the surface of the river at several places, officials said. The incident led to panic and wild speculation that the river water could have been poisoned. Many people were seen recording the incident on their mobile phones. The administration ha...

  • Don't Destroy Your Image, PM Modi Reportedly Told Aung San Suu Kyi On Rohingya Crisis

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017
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    DHAKA:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi not to "destroy" her image over her stance on the Rohingya issue as Myanmar's military actions in Rakhine state sparked a global outrage. Ms Swaraj referred to PM Modi's advice as she called on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after joining the 4th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission meeting with her counterpart AH Mahmood Ali. "He (PM Modi) told he...

  • Kerala Teen Jumps To Death From School Building After Alleged Harassment

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017
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    KOLLAM, KERALA:  A 15-year-old girl, who had reportedly jumped off the third floor of her school building in Kerala over alleged harassment on Friday, died at a private hospital today. The Class 10 student at Kollam's Trinity Lyceum School had objected to her younger sister, 13, being punished by teachers for talking in the class. Her sister was reportedly made to sit with boys. She had questioned the punishment and got into an argument with the teachers. The girl's mother met the school authorities and threatened to fil...

  • MP calls for ‘exit permits’ for domestic workers – Must obtain permission from their sponsors

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Majed Al-Mutairi has presented a proposal to prohibit domestic workers from traveling unless they obtain permission from their sponsors. The lawmaker also pointed out that once a domestic worker is reported absconding or arrested, a thorough investigation must be carried out immediately to determine their whereabouts, the persons who harbored them and oblige these persons to pay for the sponsors’ expenses in hiring the workers including their air tickets. On the other hand, Al-Mutairi, in his capacity as Rapporteur...

  • Fuel prices could rise 47% if panel nods KPC request

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has presented a request to the concerned committee to review all kinds of subsidies related to fuel for November 2017 based on recommendation to increase the prices by roughly 47 percent due to recent hike in the global fuel prices, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. KPC presented fuel prices as follows: Premium (91 Octane) 125 fils per liter instead of 85 fils, Super (95 octane) 130 fils per liter instead of 105 fils, Ultra (98 Octane) 165 fils per liter instead of 160 fils, Kerosene...

  • Kuwait informed about threat from ISIS – Security tightened

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The security and intelligence wing of an unidentified friendly country recently informed Kuwait about a threat coming from the Islamic State or the socalled DAESH without identifying the location or time, reports Al-Qabas daily. However, according to reliable sources the security authorities in Kuwait in recent days have tightened security in vital areas through monitoring and inspections and posting security patrols in various areas of the country. Sources explained these measures are also commensurate with the precauti...

  • No throwing cigarette butts from car – KD 200 fine

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  The Kuwait Municipality has warned against the throwing of cigarette butts while traveling by car, on sidewalks, in parks and public places, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, those caught will have to pay KD 200 fine. The Head of the Municipality’s emergency team Zaid Al-Enezi told the daily ‘the penalty for violating Article 1 of the Municipal Services Law No. 9 of 1987 which forbids throwing cigarette butts on sidewalks, roads, public squares and parks, is KD 5 and may reach 200 dinars’. Al-En...

  • ‘Al-Durra’ says Indian men domestic workers available

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al-Durra Domestic Recruitment Company has announced availability of domestic workers (Indian men only), says Al-Seyassah. The company has fixed KD 280 for hiring an experienced driver and their salary shouldn’t exceed KD 140, while inexperienced drivers will cost KD 180 and with salary starting from KD 120. Also, houseboy with experience will be hired for KD 180 and with minimum salary of KD 100, while inexperienced houseboy will be hired for the same amount and with salary no less than KD 80 for a start. He noted the...

  • Kuwait, Luxembourg to deepen bilateral relations

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017

    BRUSSELS  (KUNA) -- The Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head Kuwait's missions to the EU and NATO has presented his credentials to His Royal Highness Duke Henry, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Ambassador Al-Badawi told the Kuwait News Agency Saturday that he conveyed the greetings of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and wished him further progress and prosperity for the friendly nation of Luxembourg. He said that the Luxembourg duke c...

  • Kuwait Red Crescent handing out aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017

    COXS BAZAR, Bangladesh (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Red Crescent, in cooperation with Turkey's Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), handed out 600 food parcels and 600 cleaning products to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as part of an ongoing aid campaign. The aid comes in response to the tough humanitarian conditions experienced by the Rohingya refugees after making the difficult journey to Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar, a Kuwaiti Red Crescent (KRCS) official said. The humanitarian aid consists of the urgent needs any ...

  • Kuwaiti oil price down 28 cents to USD 53.94 per barrel

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil down 28 cents on Friday and settled at USD 53.94 per barrel, compared to USD 54.22 per barrel last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday. In world markets, oil prices were up yesterday after reports of extreme cuts to Iraqi exports due to tension in Iraq's Kurdistan's region. Oil crude price Brent mixed was up 52 cents to stand at USD 57.75 while the US crude oil also up 18 cents and settled at USD 51.47 per barrel. ...

  • 'Talks And Terror Can't Go Together': Top US Official On India-Pak Ties

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot "pursue peace" with Pakistan in a way that "cuts his own security", a top Trump administration official has said, asserting that it is in the interest of Islamabad to build confidence with New Delhi to restart commercial ties. Ahead of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's maiden visit to India and Pakistan next week, the official, with an insight into the Trump administration's policy over South Asia, was responding to questions on what India could do to bring...

  • This Is What PM Modi Prayed For At Kedarnath Temple

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited the hill shrine of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Friday morning, prayed for "India's progress" and well-being of the people of the country. The revelation was made by the Prime Minister on Twitter when asked by a user about what he prayed for at the shrine. "India's progress and well-being of all Indians," the PM tweeted. The Prime Minister visited the famous temple before laying the foundation stone of a slew of development projects in the region. ...

  • PM Modi Celebrates Diwali With Soldiers In Gurez, Jammu and Kashmir

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017
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    GUREZ, JAMMU AND KASHMIR:  Like every year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is spending Diwali with soldiers - this time at Gurez in Jammu and Kashmir. The army said the Prime Minister has already reached Gurez -- a picturesque valley along the Line of Control in Bandipora district - where soldiers of the 15 Corps are stationed. Army chief General Bipin Rawat and other senior officers are accompanying him, reported news agency Press Trust of India quoting an Army official. This would be his second visit to Kashmir on Diwali. The fi...

  • Decline seen in expat visits

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : There has been a significant decline in the number of expatriate visitors to Kuwait on commercial, tourism and family visas since the start of the application of the new charges for health services this month, reports Al- Anba daily quoting a high-level source from General Department for Residency Affairs. He said the number of visitors is expected to drop further following the application of a proposal submitted by Ministry of Interior to increase the charges of visit visas, adding, “We are waiting for the Cabinet to...

  • ‘Exclude Kuwait University expat lecturers from paying new health fees’

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Staff Association of Kuwait University has called for excluding expatriate lecturers of the university from paying the new charges of medical services, reports Al-Rai daily. The association warned that including them in the decision will pave way for them to demand amendment of their contracts in order to compensate the cost that they will bear due to the enforcement of the decision. It stressed that the expatriate lecturers at Kuwait University, both Arabs and non-Arabs, are eligible to receive free medical care as per...

  • Kuwait sends 4,000 food baskets to Yemen, medical aid to Somalia

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in coordination with the Direct Aid Society, announced Wednesday a new batch of medical assistance to treat victims in Somalia following the recent terrorist bombings in Mogadishu. In a statement to KUNA, Chairman of KRCS Dr Hilal Al-Sayer said that aid would be provided to hospitals in Somalia to treat the wounded in the recent bombings. KRCS is urgently following the repercussions of the humanitarian situation there through its permanent contact with the humanitarian organizations...

  • Diwali gift to Pakistanis: Sushma says she will clear all pending medical visas

    Posted on : Thursday 19th of October 2017
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    New Delhi: In a big relief to Pakistani nationals awaiting Government of India's nod to visit the country for treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured that she will give clearance to all pending medical visa applications. Asserting that visas will be granted to the ''truly deserving applicants'' so that they can come to India for treatment, Sushma tweeted, "On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India will grant medical Visa in all deserving cases pending today.'' On October 18, E...

  • Visit of Indian Business Delegation to Kuwait from 22-23 October, 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    A business delegation of more than 10 Indian EPC companies from The Progress, Harmony & Development (PHD) Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi, a prominent Chamber of Commerce & Industry in India,  is visiting Kuwait from 22-23 October, 2017.  Most of companies from PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry are leading EPC companies in India and globally. The Embassy of India, Kuwait in association with the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) is organizing a business meeting with the Indian Business D...

  • Holiday notice on the occasion of the festival of ‘Deepavali’

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    The Embassy shall remain closed on THURSDAY, 19th October, 2017 on the occasion of the festival of ‘Deepavali’. However, emergency consular services will be rendered by the Mission. ...

  • Wesgro to host first conference in Cape Town on halal exports targeting Indian market

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s official Tourism, Trade and Investment promotion agency, has developed an ambitious strategy to enable the Western Cape Province to become one of the leading global exporters in the trillion dollar Halal products and services market. This includes initiatives to double the region’s exports by 2025 which will bring an estimated $58 million to the economy with India a key target destination due to its large Muslim population. As part of this, Wesgro will host the first ever small sca...

  • Dentists express frustration over decision to exclude expats

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  Number of dentists expressed frustration over the decision taken by Assistant Undersecretary for Dental Affairs to exclude expatriates from paying the new charges for dental services, reports Al-Rai daily. They stressed that the one who issued this decision knows quite well about the high costs of dental equipment and medicines, which reach hundreds of millions of dinars incurred by the state every year. The dentists urged the government to take relevant actions and cancel this decision, wondering what benefits the As...

  • ‘30-40 pc of Kuwait’s population suffers from work-tied pressures’

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Acting Director General of Social Development Office (SDO) Dr Wafa Al-Aradi affirmed that 30-40 percent of the population in Kuwait suffers from work-related pressures. She indicated that marital problems, at a range of 60-70 percent, top the list of the most common cases of the people who visit the office. Dr Al-Aradi said this at a gathering on the sidelines of a ceremony titled “Mental Health in Workplaces” organized by SDO at Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel under the patronage of State Minister for Cabinet Aff...

  • Kuwait zoo to be divided

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Eng Faisal Al-Hassawi disclosed about a study to divide the Kuwait Zoo into two parts — one part as a public garden and the other part as the zoo — as well as increase the entry fee to a range between 500 fils and KD 1 per head, reports Al-Rai daily. This comes within the framework of PAAAFR’s plan to improve its facilities and increase its revenues. Eng Al-Hassawi explained that the zoo is regarded as a touristic landmar...

  • Awqaf Ministry all set to implement fingerprinting for imams, muezzins in mosques

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is all set to begin implementation of the fingerprint attendance system for imams and muezzins, according to the decision of Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Al- Rai daily. In this context, ministry Undersecretary Fareed Amadi disclosed that a system will be put in place to specify the unstable working hour depending on the prayer timing. This will ensure the affected employees sign in and out before and after each prayer, he noted. The undersecretary declared the ministry ne...

  • Domestics from India on hold – ‘Traveler’ trial Oct 22

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al- Durra Company and other concerned agencies have suspended the recruitment of domestic workers from India until further notice, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Despite the departure of a delegation from Al-Durra Company to hire Indian domestic workers at a suitable price, certain parties disrupted and hindered procedures by preventing contracting and agreements from agencies on the Indian side, sources revealed. Sources asserted such parties seem keen on controlling the recruitment of domestic workers to serv...

  • Key To Getting India On Security Council Is 'Not To Touch Veto': Nikki Haley

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The key to India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council is "not to touch the veto", US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she identified Russia and China as the two global powers against changes in the current structure of the Security Council. "This reform of the UN Security Council is much more about the veto. The permanent five (members of the Security Council) have the ability to veto. Russia, China, the UK, the US and France and none of them want to give that up," Ms Haley ...

  • 1 Dead, 3 Hurt As Fire In Rourkela Cracker Shop Spreads To Market

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017

    ROURKELA:  A person was killed and three others were injured when a fire broke out at a market in Odisha's Rourkela city early in the morning today. Police said the fire started at a shop that had stocked up a large quantity of firecrackers anticipating a rush of Diwali shoppers. A short-circuit in the shop is likely to have started the fire in the town about 340 kilometres from state capital Bhubaneswar, police said. A group of firefighters have completely doused the blaze now. The three injured people have been taken to a ...

  • 1.75 Lakh Diya, Ram-Sita In Chopper For Yogi Adityanath's Ayodhya Diwali

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017
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    AYODHYA, UTTAR PRADESH:  The temple town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, home to the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri mosque dispute, is set for the "Deepotsav", the town's biggest Diwali celebrations ever this evening, starring Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his entire cabinet. Officials say 1.75 lakh diyas or earthen lamps will be lit in the evening - a world record is certainly one of the goals - and there will be an aarti on the banks of the river Saryu by the saffron-robed Chief Minister, who is the head priest ...

  • Tourism Festival

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    A Tourism Festival (Paryatan Parv) is currently being celebrated in India from 5-25 October 2017 to promote visit of tourists from all over the world including Overseas Citizen of India/Persons of Indian origin and foreigners to visit places of historical, cultural, ancient architectural sites, places of scenic  beauty, adventurous expeditions, show-casing its varied and exquisite cuisine, traditions mixed with its remarkable achievements to modernize India through its commendable achievements in the areas of Information Technology, med...

  • Legislator wants annual KD 1,200 license fee on expats to cut traffic

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Khalid Al-Otaibi has suggested imposing an annual fee of KD 1,200 on expatriates who hold different kinds of driving licenses, except those under Article 20 visa (family drivers). Al-Otaibi explained this is one way of reducing traffic congestion caused by the large number of vehicles. He argued the country’s roads can no longer accommodate the rising number of vehicles, particularly since this resulted in many accidents which claimed the lives of many people and caused injuries and delays. He stressed the need to ...

  • KD 500 fine for carrying cylinders in private vehicles

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Deputy Director General for Fire Prevention at Kuwait Fire Service Directorate Brigadier Khalid Abdullah has warned the general public against carrying five or more gas cylinders in private vehicles that do not meet stipulated regulations, saying the violation attracts KD 500 fine, reports Al-Rai daily. Brigadier Abdullah disclosed the decision to ban private vehicles from carrying gas cylinders has been activated since the beginning of the year. He added the directorate has reached an agreement with distributors and coopera...

  • ‘Airport-project biggest in dev plan’

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Project Director of Kuwait International Airport Terminal 2 Project Faisal Al-Ostad affirms that this project is the biggest among the projects included in the development plan, and it will transform Kuwait into a regional hub for the Middle East, especially since the design of the project will make it one of the most developed and attractive airports in the world in terms of the latest technology, environmental standards and services to achieve high-level comfort, reports Al-Nahar daily. He revealed that the execution of t...

  • India, Russia To Hold First 'Tri-Service' War Games Starting This Week

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India and Russia will hold large-scale military exercises engaging their armies, navies and air forces for the first time, said the Defence Ministry. The two countries have held annual naval exercises since 2003 but this is the first occasion that both will combine all military services. They come on the back of regional tensions, with Delhi and China ending a months-long military stand-off at the strategically important Doklam Plateau across the border at Sikkim. China has been expanding its naval presence in th...

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Promises Ayurveda Hospital In Every District

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Underscoring the importance of Ayurveda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said time has come for a "health revolution" led by the traditional medicine system and pitched for affordable and accessible healthcare. Addressing a gathering after dedicating the country's first All India Institute of Ayurveda to the nation, the prime minister noted that the world is heading "back to nature and wellness". Marking 'Ayurveda Divas' today, he described the medicine system as India's strengt...

  • Talwars Will Never Get Over Their Loss: Dinesh Talwar

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Nupur and Rajesh Talwar will never get over the pain of losing their child, but will try and get back to a normal life, Rajesh Talwar's brother Dinesh Talwar said today. Rajesh Talwar's brother said the dentist couple, who walked out of Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad today after four years behind bars, were in no position to speak to the media. "The pain of losing Aarushi can never go away and the grief over her loss, which was somewhere bottled up, will now come to the fore. They are not in a position to talk,...

  • Taj Mahal Built By Blood, Sweat of Indians, Says Yogi Adityanath

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of October 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  In the middle of a controversy over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today that the monument was "built by the blood and sweat of Indians". His officer also said he would visit the Taj Mahal next week in a move seen by many as damage control after a lawmaker of his BJP, Sangeet Som, described the monument as "a blot on Indian culture".  The Chief Minister will travel to Agra on October 26, visit the Taj and the Agra Fort and review various schemes, said his office. T...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind To Participate In APJ Abdul Kalam's Birth Anniversary Celebrations

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  President Ram Nath Kovind will participate in the 86th birth anniversary celebrations of the late president, APJ Abdul Kalam, at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday, a statement by the APJ Abdul Kalam International Foundation said today. The President will interact with Dr Kalam's family members at Rashtrapati Bhavan and receive the Kalam Sandesh Vahini: Vision 2020 bus, which is expected to arrive on the day after travelling through 16 states, spreading the message about Dr Kalam's vision, it said. The bus was flag...

  • Talwars Innocent, Did Not Kill Daughter Aarushi, Says Allahabad High Court

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    ALLAHABAD:  Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar have been acquitted of charges of murdering their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008, by the Allahabad High Court. Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom at the Talwars' home in Noida near Delhi; then Hemraj, the family's Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They had appealed against their conviction. Courtesy : NDTV ...

  • Himachal Pradesh Election Dates To Be Announced At 4 PM

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The dates for voting and counting in Himachal Pradesh will be shared by the Election Commission this evening at 4 pm. Himachal Pradesh has 68 seats and is governed by the Congress. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh recently incited a revolt with most of the party's 36 legislators threatening to side with him if he is not given a free hand to run the party's campaign. Mr Singh, 83, is being investigated on corruption charges by the CBI; he has denied any wrongdoing. He has served six times as the small hill state'...

  • Ways sought to cut number of cars – ‘1.2m vehicles plying roads’

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In line with the measures taken by the government to eradicate traffic congestion and organize the labor market, the General Traffic Department has completed a study on the number of vehicles and the capacity of the roads of the country. According to high-ranking security sources, the study recommends banning GCC nationals, Arabs and other foreigners from owning more than one car, similar to the ban imposed on Bedoun residents in the country. They indicated that the study reveals the existence of about 1.9 million vehic...

  • Residence transfers of Ahmadi teachers pending over a month

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of teachers of Ahmadi Educational Zone revealed that their transactions related to transfer of residencies have been awaiting completion for almost one month, as they are left pending in the passport department due to unknown reasons, reports Al-Rai daily. They lamented that they had complained with the concerned department and later discovered that the reason for the delay is nothing but negligence. The teachers explained that they have to pay fines due to the delay in the transfer of their residencies. Suppos...

  • In Rare Move, Ayurveda Expert Appointed Secretary Of AYUSH Ministry

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Breaking convention of appointing bureaucrats as secretary, the government on Wednesday appointed an Ayurveda expert to the AYUSH ministry. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, who was appointed the special secretary in June this year, has been made secretary in the AYUSH ministry, according to an official order. The three-year tenure of Mr Kotecha, a former vice-chancellor of Gujarat Ayurveda University in Jamnagar, will also include his term as special secretary, the order said. Last year, a World Bank expert Parameswaran Iyer was t...

  • With 10,000 Electric Cars Purchase, PM Modi Leads This Plan From Front

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off India's race to turn all new passenger car sales electric by 2030. The largest order has gone to a company that hasn't commercially started producing the vehicles. Tata Motors Ltd. hasn't sold a single electric car yet, though Chief Executive Officer Guenter Butschek says its late-mover status is an advantage at a time when technology advances are leading to a fall in costs. Tata along with Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. -- India's sole electric carmaker that plans to boost its vehi...

  • Original Academic Certificates Needed For Residence Renewal

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh revealed that highly-qualified expatriates must present their original academic certificates for the renewal of their residencies. She said other categories are expected to be covered in this decision following the completion of the relevant study that is ongoing, adding that a circular in this regard will be issued after the study has been completed. Minister Al-Sabeeh indicated that discussions about suspending the renewal of ...

  • Operation goes wrong for Kuwaiti in Lebanon

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A Kuwaiti citizen travelled to Lebanon for liposuction, removal of fibrosis and cleaning of ears but he ended up with a permanent defect and distortion due to a medical error, reports Al-Rai daily. Lawyer Ashraf Al-Mousawi lodged a complaint with the Pulic Prosecution on behalf of the Kuwaiti citizen in Lebanon against the plastic surgery center and two doctors as well as others proven to be involved in the issue. He said a medical report issued the Forensic doctor Naeema Malah was submitted along with the complaint to ...

  • ‘Kuwait keen to help poor nations globally’ – ‘Women’s role to be enhanced’

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017

    NEW YORK (KUNA): The State of Kuwait is keen achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 through aiding struggling nations and intensifying the role of women in global development plans, said Kuwaiti diplomats Tuesday. Speaking at a session on economic and sustainable development part of the 72nd UN General Assembly, member of the Kuwaiti diplomatic mission to the UN second secretary Abdullah Al-Sharrah affirmed that his country was keen aiding less fortunate nations to achieve the SDG. Nationally, Kuwait, under the guideli...

  • Bengaluru Woman Falls As Scooter Tries To Avoid Pothole, Crushed by Truck

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of October 2017
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    BENGALURU:  A day after Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah sounded an emergency and asked for over 15,000 potholes on Bengaluru's scarred roads to be fixed within 15 days, another woman died on Tuesday when she was flung from a scooter and crushed by a lorry near Devanahalli in the Karnataka capital.  Four people have died since last week in Bengaluru in accidents caused by potholes.  G Veena, 21, was riding pillion behind her older sister, who swerved to avoid a pothole on their way home. As the two-wheeler slowed, a truck...

  • Road tolls aim to develop traffic system

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Assistant Undersecretary of the Roads Department at the Public Works Ministry Eng. Ahmad Al-Hassan said Monday that the study of imposing fees for usage of some roads aims at developing the road traffic system. In an interview with the Kuwaiti newspaper “Al- Rai”, Al-Hassan noted that there will be different alternative roads free of charge. On the new roads projects, Al-Hassan confirmed that the plan includes a number of roads that will be open and completing the west part of Jamal Abdulnasser road, which will ...

  • ‘Self-driven cars to hit Kuwait market’

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    DUBAI (KUNA): Kuwait wil be capable of hosting self-driving vehicles thanks to an advanced road scanning system set to be launched by Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) for the first time in the Gulf region. PACI Deputy Director General for information systems and technology Mansour Al-Metthen said that PACI has recently complemented the implementation of Lidar, a highly accurate road and street scanning system, inside Kuwait. In remarks to KUNA at the 37th GITEX Technology Week Exhibition in Dubai, he said the system also all...

  • ‘Public education in Kuwait quite failure’ – MoE plans to replace expat employees in academic sector

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : “Public education in Kuwait is quite a failure” says former MP and Professor of Curricula and Methodologies at the College of Education in Kuwait University Salwa Al-Jassar, reports Al-Shahed daily. She stressed that the main evidence of the fact that public education is a failure is that most of the secondarylevel graduates who obtain around 90 percent in their school exams do not pass the aptitude tests of the university. Regarding the Shaddadiya University project, Prof. Al- Jassar explained that this project...

  • Kuwait to invite GCC leaders to Gulf Summit due in December

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait, in the coming few days, will start sending delegates to other member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to deliver letters to the Gulf leaders about the GCC summit which is due to be held in December, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a high ranking diplomatic source. Dean of Diplomatic Corps and Kuwait’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Al- Sabah said, “The GCC summit in Kuwait will open glowing chapters in the course of the Gulf cooperation. It will witness a happy ending to the diffe...

  • 300 Children Ill At UP's Shamli After Inhaling Gas From Sugar Factory

    Posted on : Tuesday 10th of October 2017

    SHAMLI:  Around 300 schoolchildren fell ill this morning in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli after inhaling chemical waste from a sugar mill near their school. The students of Saraswati Shishu Mandir were taken to a government hospital after they suffering breathlessness, nausea, stomach ache, giddiness and a burning in their eyes. Over two dozen children are believed to be seriously ill and some of them have been referred to a bigger hospital in Meerut. "Between 30 and 35 children are in a serious condition, 15 have been ref...

  • Ministry lists health fee exemptions – Explanatory decisions issued

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Non-Kuwaitis married to Kuwaiti women will be added to the list of those exempt from healthcare fees at public hospitals and clinics throughout Kuwait, Health Minister Jamal Al-Harbi said on Sunday. The minister also issued several “explanatory decisions” regarding health insurance, fees pertaining to medical prescriptions and receiving intensive care at public hospitals for non-Kuwaitis, read a ministry statement. Intensive care fees will be subject to a medical report approved by the doctor and after...

  • Many firms fined in govt’s bid to rectify labor market – 38 court verdicts issued against visa traffickers

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh affirmed that 38 judicial verdicts were issued against visa traders, and a total of 337 violating companies were referred to the Public Prosecution during the years 2015, 2016 and 2017. She indicated that some verdicts ordered the companies to pay fines of more than KD 90,000, at a rate of KD 1,000 per violating laborer, after the Labor Law was amended to tighten the punishment and fines imposed on violators. Minister Al-Sabeeh s...

  • KD 99,000 paid for nationality – Syrian families probed

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Personnel from the General Department from the Citizenship and Travel Documents have arrested two Syrians for paying KD 99,000 to Kuwaitis to help their seven sons obtain the Kuwaiti citizenship, reports Al-Rai daily. The sources pointed out the incident happened in 1998 when a Syrian paid KD 55,000 to three Kuwaitis to add his 4 sons to their files following which they were able to take all advantages provided by the State to the citizens. The source added the father after his sons acquired the citizenship settled in S...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Braves Steady Drizzle To Take Salute

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017
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    KOLLAM, KERALA:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday braved a steady drizzle and kept standing when the national anthem was being played while taking the salute by the Army on his arrival on a day-long visit to attend a function at the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Though an official offered him an umbrella, he did not accept it and kept standing in the rain to take the salute. Earlier in the day, President Kovind arrived in Kollam on his maiden visit to Kerala after becoming president, and launched a Rs.- 100 crore initiative of t...

  • Firecrackers Won't Be Sold This Diwali In Delhi, Supreme Court Ban Till November 1

    Posted on : Monday 9th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  It will be a less boisterous but - as is widely hoped - a cleaner Diwali in Delhi and its neighbourhood this year with the Supreme Court today banning the sale of firecrackers till November 1, saying it wants to assess the impact on the air quality. Those who had already bought firecrackers can still burst them on October 19, when millions will celebrate the festival of lights by bursting crackers and lighting lamps. In November last year, the court had stopped the sale of fireworks within the National Capital Region...

  • Kuwaiti came 2nd in US Jet Ski championship in Arizona

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Jet Skier Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq won second place at the US Jet Ski Marathon in Lake Havasu, Arizona, for non-Modified stock category. Al-Abdulrazzaq told KUNA in a phone interview that he was very pleased to achieve this advanced positon, which allowed him to lift the flag of Kuwait at this international competition. He added that his decision to participate in this competition, organized by International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA), came shortly after winning UIM World Aqua bike champion recently....

  • Kuwait leads Arab countries in quality of drinking water - WHO

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Water Eng. Mohammad Bushehri said Friday the World Health Organization (WHO) rated Kuwait as the top Arab country in terms of the quality of sanitation, drinking water and hygiene. WHO assessment comes in recognition of Kuwait's relentless efforts to ensure the safety of drinking water and provide the water stations and laboratories with the state-of-the-art equipment, he told reporters this evening. He commended the efforts being made by Kuwaiti engineers and tec...

  • Till death do them part: Kerala students killed in Bengaluru accident were childhood friends

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017
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    Dubai: The road accident that claimed the lives of four youngsters on the Bengaluru-Mysuru road has cast a pall of gloom over the Malayali diaspora in Fujairah. The four students spent their school days in the emirate before chasing their dreams. They had caught up in India for an outing when the tragedy struck. Joel Jacob, Nikhit Job Sudeep, Rebecca Thomas and Jeena Eldho died when the car they were traveling was rammed by a Mysuru-bound truck on the highway. The driver of the Haryana-registered truck fled the scene. The four friend...

  • A month after murder, Gauri Lankesh's killers identified

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017
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    Bengaluru: The family of journalist Gauri Lankesh, gunned down outside her house on September 5, has said they were waiting for the culprits to be caught as soon as possible. At a press meet here, Lankesh's family remained guarded in their response to questions about the progress of the SIT investigation. "We are waiting and watching... and as you know the investigation is progressing, I do not want to comment on the investigation, like how it is going and its course. We are waiting for the killers to be caught as soon as po...

  • Diwali has come early due to changes in GST rules: PM Modi

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of October 2017

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday defended his government on the changes made to the Goods and Services Tax saying that the alterations have been made as promised. "We had said we will study all aspects relating to GST for 3 months, including the shortcomings. And thus, the decisions were taken with consensus at the GST council," he said in a speech during his two-day trip to Gujarat. Applauding his government, the PM asserted that Diwali had come early for people due to the decisions taken in the GST Council. "On F...

  • Sasikala granted parole for 5 days to visit ailing husband

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017
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    Hyderabad: The Karnataka Prisons department on Friday granted parole to former AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala for 5 days to visit her ailing husband. The prisons department had earlier rejected her parole application on September 3. 60-year-old Sasikala's husband M Natarajan is admitted to the intensive care unit of a corporate hospital since September following a kidney and liver failure. He is awaiting a donor for liver transplantation and a kidney transplantation, according to doctors. Sasikala has been in jail since...

  • Kuwait has lowest retiring age among GCC countries – PIFSS

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait has the lowest retirement age among the Gulf countries — 55 years old for men and 50 years old for women, reports Al- Jarida daily quoting the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS). The latest statistics released by PIFSS revealed that the retirement age in the public and private sectors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar is 60 years old for both genders; while in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain, the retirement age is 60 years old for men and 55 years old for women. Also, Kuwait has the lowest ...

  • ‘Vacancies in various ministries have become source of conflict’ – Positions vacant over a year

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The vacancies in a number of ministries have become a source of conflict between the parliamentary and political blocs especially since a majority of these positions have remain vacant for more than a year without officially commissioning a senior official to run these institutions, reports Al-Qabas daily. Political observers believe there are indications the government is ‘satisfied’ of this scenario because in the short-term it is the one that will reap benefits from this situation, especially before the discu...

  • Friday expected to be hot: Kuwait Meteorological Department

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Moderate weather was to continue during the weekend with an opportunity for dust and a slight decrease in temperature, the Kuwait Meteorological Department said on Thursday. Kuwait is affected by high altitude impact accompanied by moderate to active northwestern winds and an opportunity for dust on open areas with a slight and noticeable decrease in temperature, the department’s Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said. Meanwhile, he said Thursday’s weather was light to moderate with northwesterly winds ranging from ...

  • 47 undocumented Pinoys fly home

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A total of 47 undocumented Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Kuwait were repatriated on Thursday to the Philippines on board the Philippine Airlines as part of the ongoing mass repatriation of overstaying Filipinos under the Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program (AVRP) by the Kuwait government in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait. The Assisted Voluntary Repatriation Program, a mutual agreement signed between the Kuwait government and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait seeks to address the rising number of ...

  • 5 Dead In Air Force Chopper Crash Near Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Five military personnel were killed and one critically wounded when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh this morning. The Mi-17 V5 chopper was on an "air maintenance mission" when it crashed around 6 am, according to the Air Force. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to establish what caused the crash. The Mi-17 V5 chopper is the backbone of the Air Force; 48 more have been requisitioned. Over 100 such helicopters are in service. The Mi-17 can carry a substantia...

  • Ivanka Trump To Speak After PM Narendra Modi At Hyderabad Summit Next Month

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  US President Donald Trump's daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump will be in Hyderabad for two days next month to attend the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Ms Trump is leading the American delegation at the summit that will be co-hosted by India and the US. She will speak at the inaugural session along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the evening of November 28 and will also attend a part of the event the next day. "Look forward to Ms. Ivanka Trump's presence at #GES 2017 Hyderabad as...

  • With Rs. 2.5 lakh crore, Mukesh Ambani Is Still India's Richest Person On Forbes List

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    New Delhi: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani on Thursday emerged as India's wealthiest for the 10th straight year as his net worth swelled to $38 billion (nearly Rs. 2.5 lakh crore) while the wealth of 100 richest rose by 26 per cent despite economic hiccups. Wipro's Azim Premji was a distant second with a net worth of $19 billion, moving up two places from last year, while Sun Pharma's Dilip Shanghvi slipped from his earlier second place to the ninth now ($12.1 billion) on Forbes magazine's annual 'India Rich List ...

  • Can hold national and state elections together from September 2018: Election Commission

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    New Delhi: India could witness national and state elections being held simultaneously in 2018. The Election Commission of India, on Wednesday, said that they are logistically capable to conduct state assemblies and Lok Sabha polls together by September 2018. “After purchase of new machines we would be logistically ready by Sept 2018 to hold parliamentary and assembly polls together,” said Election Commissioner OP Rawat. “However it is up to the government to take a decision and make required legal amendments,and...

  • Kuwait deported 31,000 expats in 2016 – 10,000 cases related to health issues

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In 2016, the government of Kuwait has deported 31,000 expatriates, which roughly works out to 85 people per day or one person every fifteen minutes and compared to four cases every hour the previous year, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting knowledgeable security sources confirming the trend of deportations has been very high unlike in the past. Detailing the nationalities of the deportees, the source said, the Indians topped the list with 24%, the Egyptians came in second place with 20%, the Filipinos 15%, Ethiopians fourth wit...

  • Amit Shah In Village Of Kerala Chief Minister Who Calls Him 'Wet Cracker'

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  BJP chief Amit Shah, who has directly blamed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for the murder of BJP workers in Kerala, will today lead the BJP's Jan Raksha (protect the people) Yatra through the Chief Minister's village Pinarayi in Kannur district. The 15-day yatra on foot to highlight what the BJP has called the "murder politics" of the state's ruling CPM is seen as a mega effort to establish the party in a state traditionally dominated by the Congress and the Left. Amit Shah will walk 11 k...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Praises Indian Community In Ethiopia

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    ADDIS ABABA:  President Ram Nath Kovind today hailed the Indian community for earning respect for their country in Ethiopia by contributing in nation building and creating economic opportunities. President Kovind arrived in Ethiopia's capital on the second leg of his maiden visit abroad. His visit is the first by an Indian president to Ethiopia in 45 years after President V V Giri's trip in 1972. Addressing an Indian community reception, President Kovind praised the community for popularising Ayurveda and Yoga. &...

  • ‘Broken promises hurt people’s trust in govt’ – ‘Development suspended’

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The government needs a new phase to restore trust by rescheduling development projects on specific dates and addressing issues which remain suspended for decades, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting some activists who were speaking at symposium. The symposium was held two days ago under the title ‘Crisis of Confidence’. The speakers at the symposium blamed the government in the citizens losing confidence in the nation due to its non-commitment in the implementation of development plans and not applying the law. A...

  • 303,819 ‘employees’ in all state institutions as of beginning of Oct

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The total number of employees in all state institutions is 303,819 including 223,658 citizens and 80,161 expatriates as of beginning of October 2017, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to a statistics issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the number of employees in all state institutions during the first quarter of 2017 was 317,453 including 234,121 citizens and 83,332 expatriates. The number during the second quarter was 341,386 including 255,914 citizens and 85,472 expatriates. The number of employees in th...

  • Decision on Oct 25 in expat health fees increase: court

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Administrative Court will issue its decision on Oct 25, 2017 on the case filed by Attorney Hashim Al-Refai against the decision to increase health fees in government hospitals for expatriates. During his submission, Al-Refai argued that the decision of the Health Ministry to increase health fees for expatriates is unconstitutional and illegal as it was issued to amend a law that is in force — law number 1/1999, hence, it cannot be overruled or amended except through a similar law, and it is not permissible to amen...

  • Indian Distressed Labours in Kuwait Companies

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    On 20th Sept, Shri M.J.Akbar, Hon’ble MOS (External Affairs) strongly raised the problems of Indian workers in Kharafi National with Kuwaiti authorities. Hon’ble Minister Social Affairs & Labour of Kuwait has assured most immediate response and relief to our distressed workers. As advised by Kuwaiti authorities, a list of 2,084 Indian workers in Kharafi National has been handed over to concerned Kuwaiti Authorities on 1st October, 2017. This list is available on Embassy’s website. Distressed Indian workers who h...

  • US Backs India On 'One Belt One Road', Says It Crosses 'Disputed Territory'

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The Trump administration today threw its weight behind India's opposition to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it passes through a "disputed territory" and no country should "put itself into a position of dictating" the Belt and Road initiative. India skipped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in May this year due to its sovereignty concerns over the nearly $60 billion CPEC, a flagship project of China's prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR), which passes through Pakistan-occupied...

  • OROP Promise Delivered, Shows Commitment To Army: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    BILASPUR:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today his government delivered on the promise made to ex-servicemen on 'One Rank One Pension' scheme and it was an indication of the centre's commitment to the Indian Army. He said Rs. 8,500 crore has been distributed under the scheme, which had been stuck for some 40 years. At rally in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur, PM Modi said nobody asked why the OROP scheme could not be realised for such a long period. "I had announced during the Mandi rally that we will give One R...

  • US Resumes Premium Processing Of All H-1B Visa Categories

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The US has resumed premium processing of H-1B work visas in all categories, months after it was suspended temporarily to handle the huge rush of applications for the work visas popular among Indian IT professionals. Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to handle huge rush of new petitions. In September, the country opened up some categories of the H-1B visas for the fast processing. "Premium processing is now available for all types of H- 1B petitions," US Citizenship and Immigration Serv...

  • Patients in critical condition to be exempted from new medical fees

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi has denied rumors spread on various media platforms that he intends to resign. Speaking on the sidelines of his meeting with assistant undersecretaries and directors of health districts Monday, Al-Harbi disclosed that exemptions from the new medical fees for expatriates will be expanded to include patients in critical condition who need to be confined in the intensive care units for surgery, internal medicine, heart diseases and children. He affirmed the heads of concerned departments and direc...

  • ‘Workforce in Kuwait sees 3.6 pct increase last June’ – CSB issues quarterly report

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said Monday the workforce in Kuwait (excluding housekeepers) hit 2,009,071 in last June. The figure reflects an increase by 70,828 or 3.6 percent from the corresponding month last year, according to the CSB quarterly report that surveyed the period ending on June 30, 2017. The total workforce, including housekeepers, hit 2,684,334, increasing by 83,929 or 3.2 percent in this period with the private sector remaining the main employer. The private sector absorbed 60.3 percent of ...

  • Mahatma Gandhi, Modi not enough. Swachh Bharat vision needs 125 crore Indians: PM

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017
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    New Delhi: Recalling Mahatma Gandhi’s “swachh bharat” legacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that more that 125 crore Indians have accepted the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan in their hearts. “The movement has become a people's movement due to the 'Siddhi' of Swachhagrahis,” said PM Modi. “#SwachhIndia wont come true even if 1000 Mahatma Gandhis, 1 lakh Narendra Modis, all Chief Ministers and governments come together. The dream of a Swachh Bharat will be realised by 125 crore Indians,...

  • Grace period granted

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has granted a grace period of three months for the renewal of work permits under the contracts of investors in cooperative societies until completion of procedures on the dismissal of investors from cooperatives and to amend their situation, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Fake graduation degrees probed – Jail or fine mulled

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Public Prosecutor’s Office is currently looking into four files of ‘fake’ graduation certificates said to have been issued by suspicious universities, reports Al-Qabas daily. The issue was referred to the Prosecution by the Ministry of Higher Education. A knowledgeable source said the Prosecution will charge the suspects who work in government educational institutions with ‘embezzling’ public money because they are aware they carry fake certificates. The Prosecution will demand that the...

  • UAE Woman Saves Indian Driver's Life, To Be Honoured

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017

    DUBAI:  A woman saved the life of an Indian truck driver in the UAE when she saw him in flames following a horrific road accident, media reports said. Jawaher Saif Al Kumaiti, 22, was driving home after visiting a friend in a hospital when she saw two trucks burst into flames in Ras al-Khaimah, a city in the UAE, and responded to the victim's pleas for help, Gulf News reported. She bravely saved the Indian driver from a fire by dousing the flames with an abaya, a traditional garment worn by some Muslim women. Al Kumaiti said she...

  • Fresh Floods Hit Assam, Over 78,000 People Affected

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of October 2017
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    GUWAHATI:  A fresh wave of flood has hit Assam, submerging five districts and affecting over 78,000 people, an official said on Sunday. The north-eastern state, which has been recuperating after several rounds of floods this year, saw 306 acres of land submerged in the fresh wave. Around 16,000 animals have also been affected, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said. Rains across the state and in neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya have caused flooding in Assam's Lakhimpur, South Salmara, Goalpara, H...

  • Officer Dies Of Gunshot Wounds At Naval Base In Kochi

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KOCHI:  A Naval officer died of gunshot wounds at the Naval base in Kochi this morning, a defence spokesman said. The spokesman said that a sailor on duty at the naval base sustained fatal bullet injury due to the firing of his duty weapon. The injured sailor was taken to the naval hospital INHS Sanjivani where all efforts to save him remained unsuccessful, he said. The naval base in Kochi houses the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command, which is one of the three main formations of the Indian Navy. Further details ...

  • Ministers to face grilling on forged passports issue soon

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The parliamentary Human Rights Committee invited His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to its meeting on Thursday to discuss the forged passports file, says Committee Chairman MP Adel Al- Damkhi. According to the lawmaker, the government intends to ask ministers, who will most likely be grilled in the next legislative round to stand on the grilling podium. He pointed out that only “minimum solutions” to the forged passports issue have been presented, including the health insur...

  • MoH issues 1,821 birth and death certificates to Illegal residents

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Health said on Saturday that they have issued 1,821 birth and death certificates since the past eight months to illegal residents in collaboration with Kuwait’s Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents’ Affairs. The Health Ministry issued 1,736 birth certificates to them, including 81 birth certificates since January 2017 and until last August, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs Salman Al-Haifitold KUNA. Al-Haifiadded that such procedures on issuing birth certifi...

  • CSRSIR identifies original nationalities of 11,628 bedoun

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The latest statistics issued by the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) show the system since the beginning of its work in 2011 until 2017 has identified the original nationalities of 11,628 persons who claimed to be bedoun, reports Al-Rai daily. The statistics also show 8,421 people have rectified their situations while 3,207 are in the process of doing so. According to the statistics 6,025 people hold the Saudi nationality and 5,710 have already rectified their status as Saudis, while 315 ...

  • President Ram Nath Kovind Inaugurates Shirdi Airport, First Flight To Mumbai

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017
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    AHMEDNAGAR:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday inaugurated the swank new Shirdi Airport in Ahmednagar and the inaugural Alliance Air commercial flight to Mumbai. The inauguration of the airport, developed by Maharashtra Airport Development Corporation or MADC, also marks the start of the year-long centenary celebrations of Shri Saibaba Samadhi for which over 11 million pilgrims are expected from around the world. The small town in western Maharashtra is a world-famous pilgrim spot for the 'samadhi' temple of a 20th cen...

  • ‘KOTC planning comprehensive upgrade of home gas cylinders’ – Bid to ensure utmost safety

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) is planning to execute a comprehensive upgrade of home gas cylinders with the aim of ensuring utmost safety, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They explained that KOTC intends to replace the gas cylinders in the branches of the company in Shuaiba and Umm Al-Aish areas. The project will focus on upgrading 264,600 cylinders of 12 kilograms weight, 10,000 cylinders of 25 kilograms weight and 500 cylinders of five kilograms weight in Shuaiba factory. In addition, 53,000 cylinders ...

  • CSC plans to ‘replace’ expat science teachers – MoH to sack foreigners

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The head of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Eng Ahmad Al- Jassar is working on a plan to replace expatriate teachers for the CSC decision to succeed, reports Al-Anba daily quoting reliable sources. The sources added the plan is to increase the number of Kuwaiti teachers in scientific specialties in particular, not less than 75 percent of the total number needed by the government schools. The same sources said attracting Kuwaitis into specializations which the Ministry of Education still need is a priority of the Civil Ser...

  • PAM to transfer 30 yrs in service employees to administrative posts – Bid to check violations

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Public Authority for Manpower is planning to transfer employees who completed 30 years of service to administrative positions and give them the responsibility of finding solutions to the problems encountered in the labor departments, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. They indicated that the coming period will witness appointment of a number of youths in top positions with the aim of giving them the opportunity to prove their capabilities. Meanwhile, the sources revealed that the breach in the system of labor departments ...

  • Kuwait 42nd most popular destination for expatriates

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait ranked sixth in the Middle East and 42nd out of 46 countries declared as the world’s most popular destinations for expatriates, according to the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2017 which polled about 30,000 migrant workers across the world, reports www.arabnews.com Kuwait’s global ranking this year went down by seven notches compared to 2016 when it landed on the 35th spot. Singapore remained on top globally, while Norway climbed six places to the second spot, ahead of New Zealand that dropped by one spot. Mea...

  • Mumbai Stampede: Family Of Victims To Get Rs. 10 Lakh Compensation

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017
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    MUMBAI:  The kin of people, who died in a stampede at a railway foot over bridge or FOBs in Mumbai this morning, will get a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. Making an announcement at the site of the incident, Mr Goyal said the Railway Ministry as well as the Maharashtra government would provide an ex gratia of Rs. 5 lakh each to the kin of those who died in the incident. "The state government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh for the next of kin of deceased, while a similar amount...

  • Two students drown in Pampa at Aranmula

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017
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    Pathanamthitta: Two school students drowned while taking bath in Pampa river near Malakkara in Aranmula. The accident happened around 3 pm on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Soujith and Vishnu, both residents of Mezhuveli. They were part of a six-member group that arrived at the spot for taking bath in the river. As Soujith and Vishnu were caught in the current, their colleagues raised an alarm. On being informed by the local residents, Fire and Rescue Services and police personnel from Chengannur rushed to the spot....

  • No relief for Dileep as remand extended till October 12

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    Kochi: The Angamaly First Class Judicial Magistrate Court on Thursday extended the remand period of actor Dileep, who was arrested for allegedly plotting the February 17 actress attack, till October 12. Dileep, who has been lodged at the Aluva sub jail, was not taken to the court. The court proceedings were completed through videoconferencing. The Kerala High Court had on Wednesday reserved its orders on the actor's fifth bail plea. Four bail pleas filed by Dileep were earlier rejected - twice each in the Angamaly court and the H...

  • Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated in Indian Embassy on Monday

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated in Indian Embassy on Monday, 2nd October 2017, with one-hour cultural programme from 0900 – 1000 hrs.  Favourite Gandhi Bhajans will be sung on this auspicious occasion. All Indian nationals are cordially invited to participate.  Please arrive by 0845 hrs. Light snacks, tea/coffee will be served to all.      ...

  • Mamata Banerjee Composes Theme Song For Durga Puja

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    KOLKATA:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has composed the theme song for a popular city puja since theme music has become a new trend among community pujas in the metropolis. The song - "Boichitrer muktoy gantha ekotar monihar" (the jewel of unity is stitched with a string of pearls of diversity) - is being played at the 'Suruchi Sangha' puja, winner of multiple awards. Singer Shreya Ghosal lends her voice for the theme song that has been composed by Jeet Gannguli. The CM has posted the video of...

  • 7-Year-Old Raped, Murdered Allegedly By Relative in Kerala

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    KOLLAM, KERALA:  A seven-year-old was murdered after being raped allegedly by a relative in Kerala's Kollam. The girl's body was found in a rubber estate in Kulathupuzha, about 60 km from state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The girl went missing yesterday after she left for her tuition class in the morning. Her parents got worried when she didn't return home. They reported the matter to the police who launched a search operation and found her body, which was sent for post-mortem. According to the police, the girl's...

  • Al-Kandari questions education minister on ‘forged’ certificates

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: MP Abdul- Kareem Al-Kandari has forwarded questions to Minister of Education and Higher Education Mohammed Al-Fares on forged academic certificates Al-Kandari said the National Assembly has instructed the Education Affairs Committee to investigate the forged certificates that spread recently in the country, especially in Kuwait University and the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). He pointed out this phenomenon is a threat to educational institutions, indicating the issue is akin to scientific theft...

  • Worker not paid for 13 years – License rules violated

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Domestic Labor Department referred a sponsor who refused to pay the salary of his worker for 13 years to the Public Prosecution for necessary legal action. Meanwhile, officers from the Residency Affairs Department arrested a Kuwaiti citizen for running a domestic workers bureau on a license issued for importation of electrical appliances. Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry stated that inspection sector affiliated to the Residency Affairs Department was notified about a citizen using his ...

  • Air Force Trainer Jet Crashes Near Hyderabad, Pilot Ejects Safely

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  An Indian Air Force training aircraft crashed in Hyderabad today, Air Force sources said. The two-seat trainer was being flown by a flight cadet, who escaped unhurt, they added. The aircraft has been completely destroyed in the mishap. A court of inquiry will ascertain the cause. The pilot, believed to have taken off from the Hakimpet Airforce Station, ejected about 2 km from the crash site using a parachute. After landing, the trainee cadet was able to contact his colleagues using his cellphone. The process of eject...

  • Kerala Priest, Rescued From ISIS, Arrives In Delhi, Meets PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    Father Tom Uzhannalil, who was held captive by ISIS for over a year before his rescue earlier this month, arrived in Delhi today and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Father Tom, who was released on September 12, will leave for his hometown Ramapuram in Kottayam on Sunday. He is expected meet Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday. The Catholic priest from Kerala was abducted from Yemen by ISIS after an attack on an old people's home run by missionaries in the southern port c...

  • Keralite nurse found dead in Saudi Arabia

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    Koothattukulam, was working at a dispensary in Quiba, in the Al Qassim region. She had opened the hostel room's door at around 10.30 in the morning when a routine inspection team arrived. Her roommate, also a Keralite nurse, found the washroom locked from inside as she returned to the hostel from duty at around 12.30 pm. She kept on knocking, but Jinsi failed to open the door. The roommate then called the security staff. They opened the door, only to find Jinsi lying dead. She was rushed to hospital, where her death was confirmed...

  • Residence permit cancellation of Arab expat prior to 6 month period probed

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Officers at the Residency Affairs Department followed up the issue of an Arab national whose residence permit was cancelled without him staying outside Kuwait for six months, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Public Relations and Security Media Department of the Interior Ministry stated the Arab man left the country and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor ordered cancellation of his residence permit prior to the six months legal period after which an automatic cancellation is permitted. Investigation revealed that residen...

  • Fingerprint attendance will be applied to all: PAAAFR

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director General of Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) Eng Faisal Al-Hassawi affirmed that the authority has taken all necessary procedures for implementing the fingerprint attendance system, reports Al-Anba daily. He stressed that the fingerprint attendance system will be applied on everybody including department directors and supervisors. Al-Hassawi explained that the decision will be implemented from Oct 1. It will not affect hardworking employees as they have been committed to carrying...

  • Social aid extended to wives of non-Kuwaitis

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh issued a ministerial resolution to extend the period for disbursement of social aid to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, reports Al- Rai daily quoting a reliable source. The source explained that the minister took this step due to the absence of a law on granting aid to this category. He said the existing law does not allow the ministry to grant social aid to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis (Bedouns and foreigners) and suf...

  • India Is World's 40th Most Competitive Economy: World Economic Forum

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India has been ranked as the 40th most competitive economy -- slipping one place from last year's ranking -- on the World Economic Forum's global competitiveness index, which is topped by Switzerland.     On the list of 137 economies, Switzerland is followed by the US and Singapore in second and third places, respectively.     In the latest Global Competitiveness Report released today, India has slipped from the 39th position to 40th while neighbouring China is ranked at 27th.&nb...

  • Postage Stamps on Ramayana

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017
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    Department of Posts, Government of India has recently brought out Commemorative Postage Stamps on Ramayana, as per the attached information. Considering wide interest expected in our community to acquire these stamps, Indian Embassy will soon be organising a function in the Auditorium to release these stamps as well as sell these stamps to all those interested.       ...

  • Ruling in increase of fuel price by govt on Thursday

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Court of Cessation Monday decided to adjourn to next Thursday the ruling on the appeal filed against the government’s decision to increase the fuel prices. Earlier, the Court of Appeals had overturned the verdict issued by the lower court to suspend the Cabinet’s decision which was issued on Aug 1, 2016. During the court session, Lawyer Ali Al-Ali, who was present along with Lawyer Nawaf Al-Fazai, urged the court to accept the appeal by overturning the verdict of the Court of Appeals. He stressed that the ap...

  • USA sets 3 conditions for Kuwait for entry to United States from Kuwait

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: The United States of America has set three conditions for Kuwait to open a pre-clearance facility for entry to the United States from the Kuwait International Airport, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting informed sources. The sources said the negotiations between the two countries will continue for a long time until the conditions are met, most notably the number of passenger of all nationalities travelling to America from the Kuwaiti airport must be 1,000 per day or 30,000 a month. The sources revealed the US authorities ha...

  • Mumbai Doctors Who Treated Eman Ahmed: It Was A Mistake To Take Her Out Of India

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Egyptian national Eman Abdulati, 37, who won the hearts of Mumbaikars with her resolve to fight obesity, is no more. Abdulati passed away at 4.35 am on Monday at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, following medical complications. She had arrived in Mumbai in February this year and lost 330 kg under the supervision of a team of Mumbai doctors. In a controversial move, her family had decided to move her to Abu Dhabi in May. Once the world's heaviest woman and weighing 500 kg, Abdulati was under the supervision of over 20 doct...

  • Third meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017

    Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs (MOS) led an Indian delegation for the Third Meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation (JMC) in Kuwait from 18–20 September 2017. He co-chaired the 3rd JMC Meeting with the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mr. Anas Khaled Al-Saleh. During the visit, MOS held meetings with Her Excellency Ms. Hind Al-Sabeeh, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour & Minister of State for Econom...

  • 'Honeypreet Insan was Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's lover, not adopted daughter'

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    Chandigarh: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh claiming Honeypreet Insan as his adopted daughter has been dismissed as a sham by latter's former husband Vishwas Gupta. Honeypreet Insan's former husband Vishwas Gupta has claimed that she never slept with him and every night she was with the Dera chief. While accusing Honeypreet and Gurmeet of having illicit relations, Gupta said their father-daughter relationship was a sham to fool followers and others. Revealing about his ex-wife and Gurmeet's illicit rela...

  • Centre To Hold One Lakh LPG Panchayats To Push Ujjwala Yojana

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    AHMEDABAD:  The Central government will launch a country-wide LPG Panchayat today as a backup to the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to distribute LPG connections among the rural areas where conventional fuel is used for domestic purposes, an official said. Briefing reporters here on the launch of the LPG Panchayat, Indian Oil Corporation Executive Director and State-level Coordinator for Oil Industry in Gujarat Sanjeev Jain said" "The average usage of LPG among the three crore beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana is around three...

  • Guwahati's 101-Foot Durga Idol To Be World's Tallest Bamboo Structure

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    GUWAHATI:  A 101-foot idol of Goddess Durga made of bamboo is all set to enter the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallest bamboo sculpture. About 5,000 bamboo poles have been used in the making of the idol. Art director Nuruddin Ahmed and his team of 40 artists are creating the idol for Guwahati's Bishnupur Sarbojanin Durga Puja Committee. Mr Ahmed, who has been designing Durga idols since 1975, began work on their latest creation on August 1. Being a Muslim, he says, he is often asked why he makes Durga idols. But ...

  • Notes Ban 'Adventure' Wasn't Necessary, Says Former PM Manmohan Singh

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    MOHALI:  Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the economy is on a "downhill path" because of the "adventure" of demonetisation last year, which was not required at all, either technically or economically. Mr Singh, an economist and architect of the reforms in the early 1990s, said demonetisation has not been successful in any civilised country, except some Latin American nations. "I don't think demonetisation was at all required... I don't think it was technically, economically necessary t...

  • Thursday, Sep 21st Holiday – Hijri New Year

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Ministries and all government institutions nationwide will be closed on Thursday, Sept 21 to mark the Hijri New Year’s holiday, Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, workplaces of unconventional and special nature will determine their holidays as they see fit, a statement issued by the CSC noted. ...

  • Philippine Embassy sets up assistance desk

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : The Philippine Embassy’s Assistance to Nationals Unit (ATN) and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait recently activated a Joint Assistance Desk (JAD) which responds to requests for assistance from Overseas Filipinos in Kuwait, Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa disclosed on Tuesday. “The Joint Assistance Desk (JAD) has been set up to serve Filipinos in Kuwait better and faster. They may ask for help on Assistance to Nationals (ATN) concerns as well as labor and employment matters...

  • Visa freeze on North Koreans

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY/DOHA : North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after UN Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States. US President Donald Trump urged United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he has said is the top global challenge. The speech comes after North Korea&rsqu...

  • Ban on recruitment of female Indian domestic workers lifted

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  The Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior as saying that the Residency Affairs General Department has worked on lifting the ban on the recruitment of female domestic workers from the Republic of India. The department pointed out that there has been an agreement on the cessation of reasons for canceling the bank guarantee for domestic workers followed by the Embassy of the Republic of India to guarantee the financial rights of these workers in accordance with Domestic Workers Law nu...

  • 29,710 expats cancel work permits in 1st 7 months of this year

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Public Relations and Information Department and spokesman of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Aseel Al-Mazyad said that 29,710 expatriates have canceled their work permits and left the country in the first seven months of this year. Al-Mazyad added PAM has completed 918,011 transactions in the first half of this year related to transfer, renewal and cancellation of work permits. Meanwhile Secretary General of the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali told KUNA that MGRP aim...

  • Disgruntled Kuwaiti doctors plan to sue MoH for no jobs

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :Several Kuwaiti doctors are in the process of filing a lawsuit against the Ministry of Health, which is the first of its kind. The lawsuit centers on the different criteria of employment, such as refusing to appoint them while employing expatriate doctors in the same specialization. Sometimes it so happens that both doctors (the expatriate and the Kuwaiti) have qualified from the same university where the expatriate gets the job and the Kuwaiti doesn’t. The source pointed this lawsuit will bring about what he called th...

  • Young India Set To Replace China As Growth Engine Of Asia: Report

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017
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    India is poised to emerge as an economic superpower, driven in part by its young population, while China and the Asian Tigers age rapidly, according to Deloitte LLP. The number of people aged 65 and over in Asia will climb from 365 million today to more than half a billion in 2027, accounting for 60 percent of that age group globally by 2030, Deloitte said in a report Monday. In contrast, India will drive the third great wave of Asia's growth - following Japan and China -- with a potential workforce set to climb from 885 million to 1...

  • Court strikes down Dileep's bail plea yet again

    Posted on : Monday 18th of September 2017
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    Kochi: A court in Angamaly on Monday rejected the bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested for his alleged involvement in the February 17 actress attack. The court concurred with the prosecution's argument that the probe was in the last stage and the popular actor could influence witnesses if let out on bail. In his fourth bail plea, the actor requested the court to grant him bail as he has been accused of conspiracy alone. He had moved the Kerala High Court twice too and Angamaly court once, but failed to get any relief...

  • Australia, Kuwait eager to bolster academic ties - Amb. Al-Bader

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017

    KUWAIT  (KUNA) -- In light of the visit by top Australian academics to Kuwait, Ambassador Najeb Al-Bader said Saturday that his country and Australia were eager to boost cooperation within the educational and academic domains. In a statement obtain by KUNA, Ambassador Al-Bader indicated that Chancellor of the Australian National University (ANU) Professor Gareth Evans, accompanied by Director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies and Professor of Political Science at the ANU Amin Saikal, are in Kuwait to discuss cooperation wit...

  • MEPs laud Kuwait's role as global humanitarian player, regional mediator

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017

    BRUSSELS  (KUNA) -- A number of European lawmakers expressed their great admiration for Kuwait's roles as regional mediator and global humanitarian player during a series of meetings with Kuwait's Ambassador to Belgium, European Union, and Luxembourg, Jasem Al-Budaiwi. Ambassador Al-Budaiwi told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) Friday that he met seven Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and discussed with them ways to strengthen ties and cooperation between Kuwait and the European Parliament. "The purpose of my ...

  • Ayurveda Students Set Guinness Book Record In Jaipur

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017
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    JAIPUR:  As many as 733 ayurveda students here today entered the Guinness Book of World Record for most people receiving 'Naysa Karm', an ayurvedic treatment, simultaneously for over seven minutes. 'Nasya karm' (treatment) refers to the ayurvedic therapy that includes instillation of herbal oils, juices or powders through the nasal route. It works specifically on disorders of ear, nose and throat. 'Nasya' is one of the five 'panchakarma' techniques used in ayurvedic detoxification therapies. T...

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Government Asks Parents To Monitor Child's Social Media Activity

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A government advisory on 'Blue Whale Challenge Game' has asked guardians to monitor their children's online and social media activity to ensure that they are not engaging with the deadly game which has led to a spate of suicides in India and other countries. It has asked them not to talk about the game "unless there is reason to believe your child already knows of or has played the game" as discussing it may "increase the chance that your child will search for it on their own", said the ad...

  • ‘Limit excessive use of marginal labors’

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Professor of Administration and Finance at Kuwait University Dr Yousef Al-Mutairi revealed that the number of domestic workers in Kuwait including servants and drivers has reached 700,000, indicating that this number is expected to reach one million in the near future. Dr Al-Mutairi said this category of people constitutes approximately one-third of the population of Kuwait. He stressed the importance of imposing strict adjustments for bringing expatriates, taking into consideration the technical and scientific rules. D...

  • Temperatures set to drop – ‘Weather to be relatively hot at night’

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Temperatures are expected to become moderate in the upcoming days, said Kuwait Meteorological Center. The low pressure will begin to decrease allowing improvement in weather conditions. Moderate to fresh northwesterly wind with speed of 20-42 kms per hour (kph) with a chance for blowing dust over open areas, official at the center Dhirar Al-Ali told KUNA on Thursday. The weather will be relatively hot at the night, with light to moderate northwesterly wind to light variable wind, with speed of 08-30 kph. The highe...

  • Quantity of fish reduced by 80 pc compared to 1990s

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The quantity of fish in Kuwaiti territorial waters has reduced by 80 percent compared to the 1990s, as per private and official studies. These studies indicate about some natural and human-related reasons for the reduction in the fish quantity. According to a recent PhD thesis of Abdulrahman Bin Hassan at University of British Colombia in Canada, the construction of dams on the rivers of Tigris and Euphrates negatively affected the flow of water from Shatt Al-Arab in the north of the Arabian Gulf region. This result...

  • Ministry ready to deal with traffic congestion – 69 cameras to monitor vehicle movements at intersections

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Undersecretary at the Ministry of Public Works Ahmad Al-Hissan recently announced that the ministry managed to open several detours after removing the iron bridge on Jamal Abdul-Nasser Street to guarantee smooth traffic fl ow for students of the university and colleges. The statement was issued after a joint press conference of the Ministries of Public Works and Interior, Kuwait University and Public Authority for Applied Education Training that discussed plans to welcome the new academic year and easing congestion at the...

  • India, Japan Ink 15 Agreements Including Aviation, Trade And Science

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India and Japan on Wednesday signed 15 deals in key areas, including civil aviation, trade, science and technology, and skill development. The pact in the area of disaster risk management, entered into between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan, aims to cooperate and collaborate in the field of disaster risk reduction, an official statement said. It said the understanding in the field of skill development looks to further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in th...

  • Now, Meet Michael Jackson, Lionel Messi At Madame Tussauds In Delhi

    Posted on : Friday 15th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  After announcing a series of Indian celebrities to be part of the Delhi attraction of Madame Tussauds, it is time for rolling the red carpet out for some international stars. Visitors can moonwalk with Michael Jackson, serenade their friends alongside Justin Bieber, strike pose with the elegant Marilyn Monroe, and score a goal with David Beckham and Lionel Messi, with the iconic celebs becoming part of the museum to be opened later this year. "India has massive numbers of fans following Hollywood and internation...

  • Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project launched; Japan PM Shinzo Abe backs Narendra Modi's idea of 'New India'

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone for India's first bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. After launching the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail project, PM Modi thanked his Japanese counterpart for giving a loan of Rs 88,000 crore at a minimal interest of 0.1 per cent for 50 years. Notably, the repayment will begin only after 15 years. While calling PM Mod a true friend, Abe said the Indian Prim...

  • Minister of State for External Affairs Shri M.J. Akbar visiting Kuwait with his delegation on 20th Sep

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs is leading an Indian delegation to Kuwait for the 3rd India – Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.  This Meeting on Trade, Economic, Scientfic and Technological Cooperation between India and Kuwait is taking place after a gap of 9 years.  H.E. Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance of Kuwait will lead the Kuwaiti delegation for the Meeting.  There will be wide ranging discussions on various issue...

  • Revised Program of Ministerial Visit

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    The Embassy invites attention to the Press Release dated 12 September 2017 regarding an Indian community interaction with Shri M. J. Akbar, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs during his forthcoming visit to Kuwait. Due to change in programme of the Hon’ble Minister, the said interaction with Indian community shall now be held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Embassy Auditorium. All members of Indian community may please take note. ...

  • 22 Drown As Boat Capsizes In UP, Yogi Adityanath Announces Rs. 2 Lakh Relief

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    BAGHPAT, UP:  At least 22 people drowned and many others were missing after an overloaded boat capsized in the Yamuna River at Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh today. The boat was carrying 60 people, District Magistrate Bhawani Singh said. The boat sank close to Katha village, 20 km from the district headquarters. Police and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel have fished out 22 bodies so far while 10 others have been rescued, he said. A search was on to trace others. "The boat was ferrying passengers more than it...

  • Hindi Fourth Most Spoken Language In World: Minister

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday wished people on the occasion of "Hindi Diwas" and said Hindi is the fourth most spoken language in the world. The minister said "all languages of India had originated from Sanskrit and Hindi is the most convenient language for most of the population". "Hindi has originated from Sanskrit and even today its the fourth most spoken language of the world. Wish everyone on the Hindi Day," the Minister said on Twitter. The Environment Mi...

  • Security grills long-absent Kuwaitis on return

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Ministry of the Interior is currently interrogating all Kuwaitis who return to Kuwait after long stay overseas. The sources pointed out the security authorities at border crossing points have been instructed to apply the procedure on Kuwaitis and bedoun to identify reasons for their long absence and to ensure they were not involved in terrorist activities, particularly since it is a well-known fact some of them have spent time behind bars in the countries of their residence for various reasons. One of the Kuwaitis w...

  • 500 receipts issued per day through ‘WhatsApp’ – MEW

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Electricity and Water issued 1,000 receipts on the first day of implementation of electricity and water bill payments through “WhatsApp”. According to sources affiliated to the ministry, the average number of receipts issued by the ministry through its new payment service is about 500 receipts per day. They said, “There is a significant response from the consumers who are seeking to settle their water and electricity through WhatsApp”. The sources explained that the application does n...

  • 3,608 cases of Kuwaitis faking disability uncovered in review

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The automated review of the disabilty files from October 2016 until August 2017 uncovered 3,608 cases of citizens faking disability to benefit illegally from an estimated KD 15 million in privileges the government provides for people with special need per year, reports Al-Jarida daily quoting reliable sources. The same sources added the concerned medical committee changed the description of 680 files from severe disability to zero disability after the automated evaluation exposed beneficiaries who claimed severe disability ...

  • KRCS, IHH coordinating in helping Rohingyas

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) and IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation are working together to deliver relief aid and assistance to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, said a statement Wednesday. KRCS Chairman of the Board Dr Hilal Al-Sayer told KUNA that the society was keen on collaborating with other international partners to help the Rohingya Muslims. In the upcoming days, the KRCS and associates will launch a campaign in support of the Rohingyas escaping persecution from the Buddhist majority in Myanmar. In the p...

  • Steps to bring drivers, cooks, houseboys from India begin

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Al-Durra Domestic Company has started procedures to bring in domestic workers from India. India was selected as the first destination of recruitment, because Indian domestic workers are familiar with Kuwaiti way of life and also considered less trouble-making. General Manager of the company Saleh Al-Wehaib said they have started recruiting drivers, cooks and house boys, and the cost of hiring inexperienced laborers is KD 280. He noted the Gulf countries — including Kuwait are required to fulfill certain terms and ...

  • ‘Some companies manipulate with renewal of work permits’

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: MP Dr Abdulkareem Al-Kandari has urged the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to deal with those who offend Kuwait and its icons in a firm manner, reports Al- Qabas daily. He indicated that the minister will end up facing interpellation if he continues to do nothing in terms of arresting nationals of some countries who commit such acts. The lawmaker affirmed that grilling His Highness the Prime Minister is more effective than grilling ministers, as he was the one wh...

  • Latest On Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: 70 Daily Rides, 7 Kms Under Sea

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will on Thursday lay the foundation stone for India's first bullet train project, connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad, in Ahmedabad, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. "The commencement of work on the country's first High Speed Rail (Bullet train) project will begin on September 14 in Ahmedabad," Mr Goyal told reporters, adding that the bullet train technology would "revolutionise and transform the transport sector". ...

  • Landslides Shut Down Jammu-Srinagar Highway

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of September 2017
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    SRINAGAR:  The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed on Tuesday for vehicular traffic due to multiple landslides in Udhampur district. "The clearance operation is underway. No traffic will be allowed on the highway either from Jammu or from Srinagar today," a traffic department official said. "Intending travellers should contact traffic control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar to know the latest status of the highway before undertaking any journey," he added. In addition to being the only route for essen...

  • 'Eat Beef In Your Country Before Coming to India,' Quips New Tourism Minister

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI: KJ Alphons, the new Tourism Minister, has advised visitors to "eat beef in their own countries" before travelling to India, just three days after asserting that there is "no food code" for states and beef will continue in states like Kerala and Goa. On Thursday, the minister confronted questions about the impact on Indian tourism of recent incidents of cow vigilantism and the tight restrictions on beef in several states. "They (tourists) can eat beef in their own country and come here yaar," M...

  • ‘Plan to replace all expats in govt sector within five years’

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The new policy to replace the expatriates has come into effect quoting senior government sources. The sources explained as part of the new policy experienced Kuwaitis will now train the new graduates. The sources pointed out it will take the authorities five years to fully implement this decision of gradually replacing expatriates. However, departments where the employees are in excess will face the axe first. The sources also said all administrative jobs particularly those related to information and public relations wi...

  • Temperatures to drop in Kuwait: Met center

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Temperatures are expected to become moderate in the upcoming days, affected by the decrease of the Indian seasonal low pressure, said Kuwait Meteorological Center. The low pressure will begin to decrease allowing improvement in weather conditions including a drop in humidity rate over the weekend in Kuwait, official at the center Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi told KUNA on Thursday. The highest temperature reached 43 degrees Celsius Thursday morning, while humidity will gradually decrease by night with southwestern winds tur...

  • Ram Rahim's Plastic Money Found In Search At Dera's Sirsa Base

    Posted on : Friday 8th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  As the Dera Sacha Sauda's headquarters in Haryana's Sirsa were searched over a week after the sect's leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was jailed for rape, plastic money used by the self-claimed spiritual guru's followers was discovered. The plastic pieces molded in the shape of coins look like a child's toy money but actually carried value in the Dera's own shops within the campus, say followers. The words 'Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera hi Asara, Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa' are inscribed on them. The &...

  • Indian Social Forum Condemns the murder of Gauri Lankesh

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017
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    Indian Social Forum Kuwait has strongly condemned the ruthless killing of Senior Journalist Ms. Gauri Lankesh. It is shocking that a fearless elderly woman journalist and a strong secular voice of Karnataka like Gauri Lankesh has been shot to death. She was always in the fore front of the struggle against communal fascism and uncompromising loyalty to the secular values of India. The Indian Social Forum expressed its deep condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. The forum suspects that the same communal forces which murdere...

  • Coach, Engine Of Rajdhani Express Derail In Delhi, No Injuries Reported

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A Delhi-bound Rajdhani went off the tracks near Minto bridge today, hours after seven coaches of the Shaktipunj Express derailed in Uttar Pradesh, said a railways spokesperson. No casualties were reported in the two accidents. "The engine and power car are affected. Since the speed of the (Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express) train was very low, there was no injury to any passenger," said Neeraj Sharma, Northern Railways spokesperson. The incident took place around 11.45 am. Earlier in the morning, seven ...

  • Warnings issued as singles found living in family homes

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY, : The Public Relations Department of Kuwait Municipality revealed that emergency teams from Farwaniya Municipality carried out a field tour targeting bachelors living in residential houses in Khaitan area and discovered 20 violating buildings. Warnings were issued against the owners of the violating buildings, asking them to evacuate the bachelors. Acting head of the emergency team Hussain Dashti said the campaigns also resulted in the issuance of 27 food-related citations, removal of illegal advertisements and issuance of s...

  • Ministry of health refers several employees who completed 30 yrs of service to retirement

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  Ministry of Health intends to refer several of its administrative employees to retirement after reaching the legal age. The source said the ministry is preparing the list of names of employees who have completed 30 years of service. He noted the list, which includes the names of about 140 employees in supervisory positions, will be referred to the Minister of Health Dr Jamal Al-Harbi upon completion. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • ‘Private schools allowed to increase fees by 3 percent’

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares has stressed the importance of the role played by private schools, stressing the increase of educational fees in these schools for academic year 2017/2018 is only three percent and there is no other hike in fees. Al-Fares explained the ministerial decision allowing private schools to increase fees by three percent entails strict monitoring of these schools to ensure they do not violate the rule. He said the idea of increasing fees in the coming years is still un...

  • Ministry of Education warns new teachers not to indulge in political issues

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has warned newly contracted not to indulge in political issues and stay away from social media unless it is related to their work. The ministry has also warned the teachers to stay away from issues which stir sectarianism, tribalism and doctrinal strife in schools and everything that may harm the reputation of the country. This came during lectures given by number of senior officers of the ministry during training courses on issues such as the educational, administrative and legal aspects. The six ...

  • Additional charges of KD 250 imposed for extra work permit exceeding quota

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Public Authority for Manpower has imposed additional charges of KD 250 for each work permit that exceeds the quota of 25 percent allocated for the companies listed in the Kuwait Boursa and classified by the Central Agency For Public Tenders as first, second and third class, trademark agencies, stockholders and holding companies, etc. The decision by the authority entails imposing these extra charges based on the condition of not exceeding 50 percent of the total number of work permits specified in the license of the employer...

  • Millions spent during the Eid

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Before the start of the Eid Al-Adha holidays, which extended over 5 days in all state institutions, local banks had made all preparations to ensure there was no shortage of money for their customers. The daily added, the banks had pumped approximately KD 700 million in ATM machines. The payment of salaries of government before the Eid Al- Adha holiday was the reason spending was high by Kuwaitis, especially on sacrificial animals. The banking sources expected the rise to be about 18 percent compared to last year. Courtes...

  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Arrives In Russia On 3-Day Visit

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017
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    MOSCOW:  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today arrived in Russian port city of Vladivostok on a three day visit to attend the third Eastern Economic Forum which will deliberate on pressing issues relating to global trade. She will also hold bilateral talks with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov during which various issues relating to trade, investment and defence cooperation are likely to figure. Ms Swaraj is visiting Russia at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far ...

  • 130 Air India Pilots Skipped Alcohol Tests Before Flights

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Over 130 pilots and 430 crew members of debt-ridden state-run carrier Air India may be grounded by the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA for allegedly skipping the mandatory pre- and post-flight alcohol test, people familiar with the matter told news agency PTI. These Air India staffers who mostly fly to Singapore, Kuwait, Bangkok, Ahmedabad and Goa have not been taking breath-analyser test for some time, the people said, risking the lives of passengers. The aviation regulator is likely...

  • Railways to rename trains after famous literary works

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017
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    New Delhi: Adding an erudite touch to train journeys, the railways ministry is looking at a proposal to rename trains after famous literary works, referencing not just their authors but the region they come from. So, passengers travelling to West Bengal could soon board a train named after a novel by Mahashweta Devi and a train ride to Bihar could reference a work by Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, said a senior official. The ministry, he said, was creating a bank of award winning literary works from across the country to christen trains acro...

  • 'Skip Traditional Hug On Eid': UP Clerics' Advice To Check Swine Flu

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  Leading clerics in Uttar Pradesh has asked Muslims to skip the traditional hug after offering Eid prayers today over worries that the embrace and handshakes could spread swine flu. 66 of the state's 75 districts have reported a record 2,300 cases of the H1N1 virus this year. This is the first time that such a large number has been reported from Uttar Pradesh. It has already cost 53 lives. "We are appealing to people to skip the tradition this year," prominent Sunni cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali ...

  • Kuwait Red Crescent celebrates eid with elderly, handicapped

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017

    KUWAIT (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) held a ceremonial gathering at houses for the elderly and special needs marking Eid Al-Adha. Dr. Musaed Al-Enezi, in charge of volunteers at the society, told KUNA on Saturday that the activity was organized to make occupants of the houses feel the eid pleasures. During the activity, involving volunteers presents were distributed to the elderly and handicapped. ...

  • Committed To Support India's Fight Against Black Money: Swiss President

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of September 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Switzerland President Doris Leuthard has said the country is committed to supporting India's fight against black money through exchange of related information. She said so during a ceremony at the Swiss Embassy on Friday to launch celebrations commemorating the 70th year of diplomatic relations between the two countries. "India is a good friend. In these seven decades, we have listened to each other, given advice, and learned from each other. This is the foundation on which a relationship stands today,"...

  • Plan set to replace 85,000 private sector expatriates – Services, finance, management eyed

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Secretary General of Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) Fawzi Al-Majdali revealed a fiveyear plan to replace 85,000 expatriate employees of the private sector with Kuwaiti citizens. He explained that the plan will target jobs related to administrative affairs, human resources, public relations, reception and customer service in the private sector, as there are about 4,875 opportunities in those fields, along with 3,365 opportunities in jobs such as assistant manager and financial supervisor. There are ...

  • Passport data confusion ends

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The security authorities have put an end to the confusion that prevailed among residents because the data on their passports does not tally with the data stored in the government system and causes confusion particularly the date of birth. It was earlier published that this had resulted in many expatriates being prevented from leaving the country. The sources explained it is not necessary for residents to check with the Residence Affairs Departments with the exception of the Syrians, Iranians and the Iraqis. It was point...

  • Money laundering issue tied to Indian nurses to be probed

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Anti-Corruption Public Authority (ACPA) will soon start investigating the money laundering issue concerning Indian nurses quoting sources. Sources affirmed that ACPA has taken the necessary measures such as addressing the foreign affairs minister, asking him to demand for information from the Indian Embassy to pave way for the investigation of the issue. Sources said the authority intends to coordinate with the relevant Indian authorities in this regard. Sources disclosed ACPA receives and investigates all complaint...

  • Humid weather expected during weekend: Al-Bloushi

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Humid weather is expected to continue during the weekend, especially in coastal areas, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Yasser Al-Bloushi Wednesday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Bloushi said that hot and humid weather would continue on Thursday and would gradually reduce late evening as the highest temperature would reach around 44-46 degrees Celsius. Wind will be light to moderate coming from the northwest. As for the status of the sea, Al- Bloushi said that waves would be light to moderate at a heig...

  • Amir extends Eid Al-Adha greetings to all

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated Wednesday citizens and residents of Kuwait on the advent of Eid Al-Adha, expressing his best wishes for health, security, and prosperity to all. A statement by the Amiri Diwan noted that His Highness the Amir extended similar sentiments to the Arab and Islamic worlds, wishing everyone security and stability. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Encephalitis, Pneumonia Claim Lives Of Over 800 Children In Jharkhand

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017

    RANCHI:  Over 800 children died in two medical hospitals in Jharkhand and the majority of the deaths occurred due to encephalitis. So far this year, 660 children have died at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi and 164 deaths have been reported in the last four months from Jamshedpur's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital. Sources at RIMS said 51 per cent children died due to encephalitis, 17 per cent due to pneumonia and the rest due to other reasons including malaria, snake bite, breathing problems and b...

  • Fall Out Of Demonitization On Predicted Lines, Says Arun Jaitley

    Posted on : Thursday 31st of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the fallout of demonetisation was on predicted lines and the economy will benefit in medium and long term. A day after the Reserve Bank said that almost all of the demonetised currency came back into the system, Mr Jaitley said the fact that money got deposited in banks does not mean that all of it is legitimate money. "It's nobody's case that black money has been completely eliminated after demonetisation," he said. He said demonetisation, coupled with G...

  • ‘Kuwait Airways to undergo strategic overhaul’

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

    Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) is set to outline a new strategic overhaul later this year, according to Kuwaits state news service. Minister of State for Economic Affairs, Hind al Sabeeh, told the agency that the new plan will be completed before the end of the year and would help the airline regain lost glory. Plagued by years of losses, Kuwait Airways has been struggling to reform. Privatisation is often debated and the airline has been implementing an ambitious fleet modernisation programme, but hasnt been able to transform traffic on n...

  • Local banks closed from Aug 31-Sept 4

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY :  Kuwait Banking Association (KBA) announced on Monday that local banks will be closed for five days starting from the day of Arafat next Thursday till Monday Sept 4, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. Dr Hamad Al-Hasawi, Secretary-General of the Association, said in a press statement that the banks will start operations on Tuesday, Sept 5. Al-Hasawi pointed out that this comes in accordance with the circular issued by the Central Bank of Kuwait.  Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • Around 9,000 young job-seekers submitted their applications – No need now of muezzins in mosques: Sheikha Al-Jassim

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The 60th registration period for people to apply for jobs in the public sector ended last Friday. The two-week period witnessed a record number of applications being submitted to the Civil Service Commission (CSC), reports Aljarida daily. About 9,000 young applicants submitted their applications. The previous registration periods had never seen such demand for work in the public sector. Meanwhile, sources from CSC affirmed that the Central Employment Agency will classify jobseekers starting from Sept 8, whereby it w...

  • Schemes Like Jan Dhan Gave Wings To Millions Of Aspirations: PM Narendra Modi

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  On the completion of three years of the Jan Dhan Yojana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the government has given "wings to millions of aspirations" through this scheme as also the social security schemes, Mudra yojana and Stand-Up India programme. He said the government's efforts to bring about a qualitative and transformative change in the lives of the poor and marginalised continue with "immense vigour". "Today, Jan Dhan Yojana completes 3 years. I congratulate the crores of pe...

  • Ram Rahim Gets 10 Years In Jail For Rape, Cried In Court

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017
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    ROHTAK, HARYANA:  Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the rape of two women followers. The 50-year-old chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect wept as he was sentenced at a jail in Haryana's Rohtak by Judge Jagdeep Singh, who flew down by government helicopter to conduct a prison-side court hearing. Thousands of soldiers are guarding the prison and the army is on stand by. No civilians are being allowed within 10 km of the prison. Over a lakh of Ram Rahim's followers had gat...

  • Two thirds of ‘expats’ in private sector receive less than KD 180 – MoI starts monitoring unauthorized news websites

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Expatriates working in the Ministry of Health receive salaries ranging from KD 120 for menial jobs to KD 300 for technical jobs and nursing, and salaries exceed KD 2,500 for specialized medical jobs; whereas expatriates’ salaries in the Ministry of Education range from KD 120 to KD 525. Statistics from the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) as of July showed that the number of expatriates working in the Ministry of Health reached 36,520 or 44 percent of the total expatriate workforce in the government secto...

  • ‘Kuwait ready to defend cases filed by teachers’ – High cost prevents new schools: official

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Chairman of Fatwa and Legislation Department Judge Salah Al-Misaad affirmed that the government will deal with any attempts aimed at filing cases against Kuwait, its government domains and financial establishments, indicating that it has not yet received any case concerning expatriate teachers, reports Al-Qabas daily. In response to reports that several expatriate teachers have decided to file their grievances with the International Court in Geneva, Judge Al-Misaad revealed about a team of lawyers, consultants and members o...

  • MoCI completes ‘regulations’ for mobile vehicles, seasonal markets – Bedouns, kids of widows & divorced Kuwaiti women to be naturalized

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : In accordance with the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and the directives of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah to invite young people to benefit from the facilities and support provided by the State, the Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Al-Roudan races to complete the projects for youth, reports Al-Anba daily. In this regard, Al-Anba has learned that the ministry has completed the regulations for mobile vehicles and the executive regulations for seaso...

  • Visas issued for nationals of five countries reach 47,826

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah revealed that the number of Iranians, Iraqis, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Afghans who obtained visit visas or residencies or family visas from Dec 11, 2016 to July 7, 2017 reached 47,826, reports Al-Rai daily. He explained that the number of visas issued to people of these five nationalities to work in the public sector was 984. The number of visas issued to them for domestic labor was 18,016. From these, 17,089 visas were issued to Bangladeshis, fiv...

  • KNPC likely to spend KD 3.5b in next five years: Al-Mutairi – Company expected to hire additional 377 workers

    Posted on : Monday 28th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait National Petroleum Company’s (KNPC) expenditure for the next five years is likely to touch KD 3.5 billion ($11.6 billion), the company’s CEO Mohammad Al-Mutairi said on Sunday. In an interview with local Al-Rai daily, he said that such expenses are earmarked for ongoing projects as well as launching new ones, citing KNPC’s total capital for the 2017-2018 fiscal year was at KD 6.1 billion ($20 billion). He noted the company withdrew the first tranche of domestic loan valued at KD 1.2 billion in M...

  • Ram Rahim case verdict: High Court slams Haryana govt, says, 'you let Panchkula burn'

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of August 2017
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    Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday slammed the Haryana government for the widespread violence and arson which took place in the state in which over 30 people were killed in the wake of conviction of Dera chief in a rape case. "You let Panchkula burn for political benefits," said HC. The HC also accused the Manohar Lal Khattar government of misleading them and said that there was a sea of difference between administrative and political decisions. At the same time, the court asked the state government f...

  • Qatar Airways Crew Member Collapses, Flight Diverted To Hyderabad

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A Qatar Airways flight was diverted to Hyderabad airport today after one of the crew members fell ill while the aircraft was at a cruising altitude, airport officials said. They said the Qatar Airways flight -- QR 964 -- was going from Doha to Bali, adding the aircraft landed safely at Hyderabad airport at midnight. The illness was so severe that the crew member reportedly collapsed while the plane was in the air, officials said. After the Qatar Airways plane landed at Hyderabad, the crew member was taken to a medica...

  • PM Modi Takes Aerial Survey Of Flood-Hit Bihar; Announces Rs. 500 Crore Relief

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of August 2017
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    PURNEA, BIHAR:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made an aerial survey of flood-hit areas of Bihar and announced Rs. 500 crore as immediate relief for the state besides Rs. 2 lakh each to the kin of those who died in the deluge. He also said a central team would be sent to the state soon to assess the damage caused by the floods, the PMO said. He asked the insurance companies to send their personnel urgently to assess the damage to crops so that farmers could get early relief. The decisions came after the prime minister held a...

  • Price of diesel, kerosene set to rise in September

    Posted on : Friday 25th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The price of diesel and kerosene will increase by five fils to become 110 fils per liter in September, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting a source from the Subsidy Committee at the Ministry of Finance. According to the source, the prices of premium fuel (91 octane) will remain at 85 fils per liter and super fuel (95 octane) at 105 fils per liter; while the price of ultra fuel (98 octane) will be 165 fils per liter. The source disclosed that prices will increase in the coming period because many commodities and services depe...

  • False employment is rampant in Kuwait labour market: Al-Kandari – ‘13 firms, over 500 employees referred to Public Prosecution’

    Posted on : Friday 25th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Confirmation by the State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah of the fact that at least 13 companies and more than 500 employees were referred to the Public Prosecution over cases of false employment and connivance to obtain labor support has stirred up waves of reactions from the public. And more so, the statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) that the number of Kuwaitis working in the private sector reached 89,727, a...

  • Rs. 200 Note To Be Launched Tomorrow

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will tomorrow issue Rs. 200 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series, from select RBI offices, and some bank. The notes will bear the signature of RBI governor Urjit Patel. The new Rs. 200 denomination has Motif of Sanchi Stupa on the reverse, depicting the country's cultural heritage. The base colour of the note is Bright Yellow. The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse. The government had on Wednesday notified...

  • MP bids to ‘Gazette’ expat hires – Safa Al-Hashem vows salt on wound of joblessness

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Waleed Tabtabaei has submitted a bill on publishing the names of expatriates appointed to public sector jobs in the official gazette. He proposed adding a paragraph in Article 15 of Civil Service Law No. 15/1979 to read as follows: “Names of non-Kuwaitis employed in public institutions and companies owned by the government should be published in the official gazette and they should be under the control of the State Audit Bureau. Any complaint or contention on their appointment should be submitted within 60 days from th...

  • Kuwaiti market safe, free from ‘plastic rice’: ministry

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced Wednesday that the Kuwaiti market is safe and free from any “plastic rice” products after receiving test results from the ministry’s labs. Following rumors that were spreading on the social networks related to the “plastic rice,” the ministry started to collect samples from various outlets all over the country, aiming to confirm safety and to ensure that only safe products are in the market, a statement by the ministry said. All products tha...

  • Minister’s decision on exam cheats draws mixed reactions

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr Muhammad Al-Fares’ decision to prevent students who cheated in an exam from taking the remaining examinations and considering them failed with zero marks in all subjects has drawn mixed reactions in the educational sector and on social media, reports Al-Qabas daily. Educational figures and academicians who support the decision pointed out this is aimed at correcting the educational track and combating cheating which has become widespread in the last few years. They explain...

  • Ministry ‘temporarily’ solves hygiene-tied crisis in schools

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Education has temporarily solved the hygiene related crisis in its schools and educational zones before the start of the new academic year, reports Al-Rai daily. Such a move came after the ministry represented by its financial sector extended the current cleaning services contracts for another three months ending on September 30 at a total value of KD 1.6 million for all educational zones except for Farwaniya, which has a cleaning service arrangement already in place. Assistant Undersecretary for Financial A...

  • Historic Verdict: Individual privacy is a fundamental right, rules Supreme Court

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: In a historic verdict on Thursday, a nine-bench judge unanimously ruled that individual privacy is a fundamental right, overruling it's own 55-year-old judgements of 1962 and 1954. The top court, however, deferred its statement on Aadhaar issue for later. The court also said that the ruling will have large scale implication on national issues. In a brief statement, Chief Justice JS Khehar said privacy was "protected as an intrinsic part of Article 21 that protects life and liberty". A decision on Aadhaar will...

  • Court Of Inquiry Ordered Into Death Of 2 Cadets At Indian Military Academy

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  A probe has been ordered into the death of two military cadets who collapsed during training last week due to dehydration and exhaustion. Five more cadets had also fallen ill but their condition was stable. The cadets, who had recently joined the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun, had gone to Saharanpur district's Badshahi Bagh for a training camp. During a 10-km run that aim to boost the cadets' stamina and endurance, seven cadets fell ill due to dehydration. One cadet, Deepak Sharma, was rushed to a l...

  • Building owners inform tenants to bear cost of electricity and water

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Owners of residential buildings have lately been informing tenants to bear the cost of electricity and water usage, mainly due to the decision to be enforced on Tuesday, August 22 to increase the electricity and water tariffs based on Law No. 20/2016. They sent the message across to their tenants either through the building caretakers or in notices that were stuck on the main entrances of the residential buildings. According to the law, electricity prices will increase from two fils per kilowatt to five fils per kilowatt. W...

  • No work permits for North Koreans

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: According to a decision taken by Residence Affairs Department of the Ministry of Interior on July 18, 2017, work permits will not be issued for North Koreans, reports Al-Qabas daily. The decision also says about 1,800 North Koreans will be affected by the decision because the authorities will also not renew the work permits of those who are already in the country. Most of those affected by the decision are working with contracting and construction companies. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • MoI to amend some ‘clauses’ of Ministerial Decision No. 2302/’16 on Domestic Workers Law

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY: Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled Al- Jarrah recently issued a decision to amend some provisions of Ministerial Decision No. 2302/2016 on regulations and procedures concerning the implementation of Domestic Workers Law. The decision stipulates that for issuance or renewal of license to recruit domestic workers from abroad, the domestic labor offices are required to submit financial guarantee for KD 40,000 from any local bank, and the guarantee should be valid for two years. It also requires companies to present a letter of ...

  • PM Modi to begin official visit to Kuwait soon

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Fahd Al-Awadi affirmed deeprooted bilateral diplomatic relations and friendly ties between Kuwait and India, reports Al-Qabas daily. Al-Awadi disclosed the Indian prime minister Modi will begin an official visit to Kuwait soon. He noted the Kuwaiti-Indian Joint Committee is scheduled to meet before the end of 2017 to discuss the importance of availing of India’s advanced communication and IT programming. Concerning the main problem he faces in India, Al-Awadi pointed to the issue of Indian ...

  • Over 90 Lakh Farmers Benefited From Crop Insurance Scheme, PM Modi Told

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Over 90 lakh farmers have benefited from the crop insurance scheme during the Kharif season last year and the Rabi season in 2016-17, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told in New Delhi today. The prime minister was informed that claims of over Rs. 7,700 crore have already been paid to farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, according to a PMO statement. Officials told the members of the meeting that latest technology including smart phones, remote sensing, satellite data and drones ar...

  • ‘13 firms with 500 workers referred to prosecution over bogus employment’

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah disclosed the State has recovered over KD 500,000 and referred 13 companies with 500 people to prosecution over bogus employment and conspiracy to collect workers aid dubiously. He said the ministry accomplished this through measures implemented by the Government and Manpower Restructuring Program (GMRP) to identify individuals presenting wrong data and those confirmed to have engaged in bogus employment to receive aids dubi...

  • ‘Need to provide housing for employees at Workers City’

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Director of Development Projects at Kuwait Municipality Engineer Fayez Al-Mutairi has requested the Director of Tenders and Contracts to oblige companies having contracts with the Municipality to secure accommodation for their employees at the Workers City in South Jahra, reports Al-Qabas daily. Engineer Al-Mutairi said the clause should be inserted by changing the current and future contractual agreements. He said the clause should be inserted in a way that it’ll have legal implication. He indicated the workers can a...

  • VAT, selective tax to bring in KD 600m

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Finance Undersecretary Khalifa Hamadah said the annual revenue from value added tax (VAT) and GCC unified selective excise tax is estimated at KD 600 million, which will not completely eliminate the State budget deficit but it will contribute to the promotion of non-oil revenues; thereby, reducing the deficit. It has been reported earlier that the minister of finance prepared a draft law on excise tax — Excise Bill — in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Unified Treaty for Excise Taxa...

  • ‘Sept 1 first day of Eid Al-Adha’

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    Department of Astronomy and Space Science at the Kuwait Science Club announces that next Wednesday, Aug 23, will be the first day of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH. Standing on the Mount Arafat then falls on Thursday, Aug 31, and Friday, Sept 1 is the first day of Eid Al-Adha. In a press release, the department said the pairing of the birth of Hilal of Dhul Hijjah will happen at exactly 9:30 pm Kuwait time on Monday. It will remain until sunset on Tuesday for 34 minutes, and will be easy to sight. Courtesy : Arab Times ...

  • $8.9 mln deal signed to maintain Kuwait Air Force planes

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017

    The US Department of Defense announced that the L3 Vertex Aerospace is being awarded a contract worth $8.9 million for providing Kuwait with maintenance and logistics on the KC- 130J Hercules tanker aircraft, reports Al-Rai daily. The contract is aimed at equipment and logistical support for three KC-130J tankers operated by Kuwait and falls under foreign military sales funding guidelines. The contract is expected to expire in August 2022. The KC-130J Hercules tanker is designed for mid-air refueling of military aircraft to extend th...

  • Malegaon Blast Accused Lt Col Prasad Purohit, In Jail For 9 Years, Gets Bail

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court has granted bail to Army officer Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. Lt Col Purohit has been in prison for the last nine years. He had moved the top court after the Bombay High Court rejected bail earlier this year. The National Investigating Agency or NIA, which handles terror cases, had opposed bail for the Armyman alleging there is evidence of Lt Col Purohit's involvement in the Malegaon blast that killed seven people. Senior lawyer Harish Salve, who appeared f...

  • IIT Entrance Exam To Go Completely Online From 2018: Official

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    CHENNAI:  The entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will go completely online from 2018 to make logistics and evaluations easier, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) decided on Sunday. The JAB, which is the policy-making body on IIT admissions, took the decision at a meeting in Chennai. In the online mode, students will take up the examination at designated centres where they need to answer the questions on a computer instead of using pen and paper. At present optical mark reading (OMR) sheets are u...

  • Media Advisor To Former PM PV Narasimha Rao Dies

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    HYDERABAD:  Retired IAS officer PVRK Prasad, who was Additional Secretary and Media Advisor to former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao, passed away today. Mr Prasad was 77 and died of cardiac arrest at a super-speciality hospital here, sources close to him said. Mr Prasad, an IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, held several important responsibilities, including Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) and Chairman of Vizag Port Trust, during his illustrious career. Under his leadership as Executive Officer d...

  • Sushma Swaraj assures medical visa to ailing infant from Pakistan

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday assured the family of a Pakistani child to give him a visa for his medical treatment in India. Swaraj's response came after one of the family members of the child requested her to grant a visa to the child, saying the child needs treatment for bone marrow. "Yes, we will give him visa. @IndiainPakistan," Swaraj said in a tweet. Earlier, one Lata Sunil said the child needs bone marrow treatment in India and requested Swaraj to give him a visa on medical ground. On the occa...

  • Government confirms 'incident' took place between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI: India on Friday confirmed that an "incident" had taken place between the Indian and Chinese troops near Pangong Lake in Ladakh and also reiterated that it will continue to engage with Beijing to find a mutually acceptable solution to the Doklam standoff.<br/>+ "Today, I can confirm that there was an incident at Pangong Tso on August 15," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said when questioned by reporters about the reported scuffle that involved stone-throwing+ and fisticuffs. "Such incidents do ...

  • New Rs 50 note to hit market soon, old note to continue

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI: A new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknote in the Mahatma Gandhi series, slightly smaller and slimmer than the existing note will soon be introduced by the Reserve Bank of India. All earlier notes will also continue to be legal tender. The dimensions of the new note will be 66mm x 135mm. While the height is the same as the new Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 banknotes which were issued after demonetization, the width is lesser than the Rs 500 banknote. Besides the colour and the dimensions, a unique feature of the new banknote is the motif...

  • Arun Jaitley Asks States To Cut VAT On Natural Gas, Other Fuel

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has written to state chief ministers seeking a cut in sales tax or VAT on fuels like natural gas that have been kept out of the GST but are used as inputs for goods that come under the new indirect tax regime. Crude oil, petrol, diesel, natural gas and jet fuel (ATF) have been kept out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) which kicked in from July, replacing over a dozen central and state levies like central excise, service tax and VAT with a single uniform levy. "The letter by Finan...

  • Municipality refuses visa transfer of expat workers – ‘Clearance must from institutions’

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait Municipality has refused to grant expatriate employees under the support services item permit to transfer to another sponsor when their contracts end. Sources disclosed the contracts of these employees do not include stipulation on indemnity, so granting them permit for residency transfer is connected to submission of clearances from a number of institutions. Sources affirmed the law is applied on all employees under the above mentioned item including those occupying senior positions. Sources added the procedures...

  • New direct shipping line between Doha Qatar, Kuwait

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Qatar Shipping Company announced the beginning of direct shipping between Doha and Kuwait, saying the new service will be a weekly affair between Hamad Port in Qatar and Shuwaikh Port in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. The company, through Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Abdul-Rahman Essa Al-Mana’e, declared the ships will carry 515 regular containers and 50 chiller containers for the one-day shipping journey. He noted the new service is necessary for transportation of perishable goods and foodstuffs to and fro Q...

  • ‘Remove barrier in parking lot’

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : MP Ahmad Al- Fadhel has urged Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to order the removal of the barrier put in place by one of the imams in West Mishref in the parking lot of a mosque in the area, as this barrier is preventing worshippers from using some parking spaces, reports Al-Shahed daily. MP Al-Fadhel said he received several reports in this regard along with evidences which prove that an imam made an absurd move of installing a barrier in the car parking lot of a mosque in Mishref area to indicate that the parking sp...

  • Over 140 Animals Found Dead In Flood-Hit Kaziranga National Park

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017
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    KAZIRANGA:  The second wave of floods in Assam has inundated 80 per cent of the 481 sq km area of the Kaziranga National Park and claimed the lives of over 140 animals, including seven rhinos. Since August 10, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one porcupine died, Kaziranga National Park Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Rohini Ballav Saikia said on Wednesday. "Carcasses are being recovered daily," the official said. Out of the seven dead r...

  • Residents 'Trapped' As Bengaluru Lakes Froth Like Never Before

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017
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    BENGALURU:  After the city's heaviest August rain in a century, two giant lakes in Bengaluru are spewing so much toxic foam that residents who live near them have reportedly complained that they are having to stay indoors. On Wednesday, the froth, a stinking cocktail of chemicals and untreated sewage dumped in the lakes, rose to over 10 feet in the Varthur Lake, spilling over a tall fence erected to keep the foam away from motorists on the city's Whitefield road. A day before, the 1000-acre Bellandur Lake had hurled froth at mot...

  • Statistics reveal male expats outnumber female counterparts

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Official statistics released recently showed that male expatriates outnumbered their female counterparts, indicating 68 percent of residency permits granted in 2016 were for male expatriates. The number of residency permits granted in 2016 totaled 2,697,195 — an increase by 465,840 in the last six years and by 104,097 last year. The number of male expatriates under visa 18 is five times more than females — males constitute 68.32 percent of the total and females constitute 13.33 percent. The total number of e...

  • ‘Building owners need to provide car parking space for the tenants’

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : About 80 percent of the investment and commercial buildings do not have basements for the tenants to park their cars, quoting a reliable source from Kuwait Municipality. He said Kuwait Municipality has prepared a new mechanism that links issuance of license to offering electricity for parking spots of each flat. The source explained that the tenant has the right to lodge a complaint against the owner in case the latter does not provide space for car parking. The tenant can also lodge a complaint if the flat does not match t...

  • GTD launches ‘smart’ driving licence project – Saving time, effort for citizens

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Interior Ministry launched Tuesday the smart driving license project, through which licenses will be issued (renewed) in selfservice kiosks and stalls to be installed in different locations for citizens to save time and effort and exempt them from the requirement to personally appear in the concerned departments to process driving license related transactions. In a press statement, the ministry affirmed the project is part of a comprehensive and long-term national strategy for the Traffic Sector and it will be ready for...

  • Kuwait bids farewell to Abdulredha – Actor immortalized with commemorative stamps

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): Despite scorching heat and summer-end high humidity, waves of nationals and residents on Wednesday gathered at the funeral of the renowned Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha to express their deep grief at the great loss and bid the last good-bye to the deceased. At around dusk, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim led the huge crowd of citizens and expatriates, overseeing with tearful eyes coffin of the actor, who had made them laugh for many years with his much applauded theatrical plays, being buried. ...

  • Top American Experts Welcome India-US Two-By-Two Ministerial Dialogue

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017
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    WASHINGTON:  The decision by India and the US to establish a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue has been welcomed by top American experts who believe that it would enhance strategic coordination between the two nations. US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to enhance peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region by establishing a new two-by-two ministerial dialogue, which would elevate their strategic consultations, according to the White House. "This is a very welcome development. Having a jo...

  • 71st Independence Day of India in Kuwait

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    Despite extremely hot summer, approximately 3,000 Indian nationals joyously participated in the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Indian Embassy premises. The function started with the unfurling of the tri-colour National Flag by Ambassador Sunil Jain and the singing of the National Anthem. Thereafter, Ambassador read out Hon’ble President’s Address to the Nation. The Bohra Community band played a variety of marching tunes to the delight of the assembled gathering. The cultural programme concluded with the singing of patr...

  • President’s Address To The Nation On The Eve Of India’s 71st Independence Day, 2017

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

    Dear Fellow Citizens engaged in the task of nation building My greetings to you as we complete 70 years of our Independence Our country will be celebrating its 71st Independence Day tomorrow. On the eve of this anniversary I extend my good wishes to all of you. On August 15, 1947, we became a free nation. Sovereignty and the responsibility for our destiny moved from the British crown to the people of India. Some have called this process a “transfer of power”. It was much more than that. It was the culmination of a...

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Kerala woman says game killed 16-year-old son last month

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: A Kerala-based woman claims that her minor son, who hanged himself last month, was a victim of the infamous Blue Whale Challenge. Hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, 16-year-old Manoj C Manu hanged himself on July 26 at his residence.  Earlier, Manu's family cited a failed relationship and his mother's scoldings as the probable reasons behind his suicide. The family filed a fresh complaint three days ago, following the news of recent suicides in connection with the online Blue Whale game, said South Zone IG M...

  • Kuwait may ‘lag’ on VAT

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

    ABU DHABI : The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will introduce value-added tax next January but other countries in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council may do so later in the year, a senior UAE official said on Tuesday. Their state finances pressured by low oil prices, GCC countries have jointly agreed to one of the biggest changes in their tax policy for decades: imposition of VAT at a 5 percent rate next year. But the move will involve major administrative and technical challenges for GCC governments, requiring them to draft d...

  • Abdulredha’s body to arrive in Kuwait today morning at 10:30

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Actor Dawood Hussein affirmed that the body of the late actor Abdulhussain Abdulredha will arrive in Kuwait on Wednesday morning at 10:30 am. The burial will happen same day in the afternoon at the Ja’afari cemetery, reports Al- Anba daily. He indicated that the delay in completion of some documents and procedures had delayed the arrival of the body in Kuwait. Hussein revealed that the ceremony for offering condolences will be in Al-Wazzan Mosque in Mishrif area for men, while for women, it will be at Bu Adnan&rsq...

  • Air India To Accord Priority To Armed Forces Personnel In Boarding

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Air India has decided to accord priority to the armed forces personnel in boarding its flights across the carrier's network. The decision has been taken as a mark of honour and respect to these personnel, on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day. The boarding priority on Air India's aircraft for the serving armed forces personnel commenced on Tuesday, a senior official of the airlines said. Air India already provides concessionary and discounted air fares to the armed forces personnel on it...

  • Flood of Cheap Chinese Imports May Hurt India's Factories

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    A troop standoff along the border with China isn't the only worry for Indian policy makers. The weaker yuan is intensifying a flood of cheap Chinese goods into the country, threatening to hurt India's struggling factories and blow out its biggest bilateral trade deficit. So authorities should take steps to support domestic companies as well as curb gains in the rupee, said Soumya Kanti Ghosh, chief economic adviser at State Bank of India, the nation's biggest lender and one of its top currency traders. India must "re...

  • Tripura Chief Minister Alleges Doordarshan, AIR Refused To Broadcast His Independence Day Speech

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    AGARTALA/NEW DELHI:  Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar alleged on Tuesday that Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR) refused to broadcast his Independence Day address unless he "reshaped" it and termed it as an "undemocratic, autocratic and intolerant step". There was no immediate reaction from the Prasar Bharati, which runs Doordarshan and All India Radio. A Tripura government press statement alleged that Doordarshan and AIR had recorded Sarkar's speech on August 12. At 7 pm on Monday, the Chief Mi...

  • Bengaluru: 101 Indira canteens offering breakfast for Rs 5, meals at Rs 10 to go live today

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will inaugurate one of Karnataka Government`s most ambitious projects to serve affordable food – the Indira Canteen meal at Kanakanapalya in Bengaluru. A total of 101 Indira Canteens will be launched today. The canteen will breakfast at Rs 5 and lunch and dinner at Rs 10. The lunch will be free for all on inaugural day. Rahul Gandhi will later address Congress party workers after the inauguration, following which, he will leave for Delhi. Courtesy : Zeenews ...

  • Neither 'goli' nor 'gaali' can solve the Kashmir issue: PM Modi on I-Day

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of August 2017

    NEW DELHI: "Neither bullets nor brickbats will solve the Kashmir issue, only love will", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, India's 71st Independence Day. The PM added that while "there is no question of being soft on terrorism", any "violence in the name of faith cannot be condoned". He also spoke about the recent death of 60 children in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and the floods in various states, saying that the "people of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected due to natu...

  • PM Modi Keeps His Promise With Shortest Independence Day Speech In 4 Years

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised an Independence Day speech under 50 minutes this year. He went just over at 54 minutes. Today's address to the nation from the Red Fort was the Prime Minister's shortest so far in the last four years. During last month's Mann Ki Baat -- his radio programme - PM Modi had said he had received letters from people complaining that his Independence Day speeches were "a little too long". He had then promised to make a shorter speech.  At 54 minutes, PM Mo...

  • India, China Cannot Defeat Each Other, Says Dalai Lama

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017
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    MUMBAI:  Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said India and China cannot defeat each other and both the countries will have to live together as neighbours. The spirit of "Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai" is the only way forward, he stressed. "In the current border situation, neither India nor China can defeat the other. Both countries are militarily powerful," the Dalai Lama said. Both the countries will have to live together as neighbours, he said. "There may be some incidents of cross-border firing. It does ...

  • Nearly 20 Lakh Affected By Floods In Bihar

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017
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    PATNA:  Nearly twenty lakh people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday. Over ten lakh people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar in last two days. "Thousands were displaced after their villages were inundated," a Kishanganj district official said. Other affected districts are Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul, East and West Champaran. The ...

  • Poor priced out of health – Expats to suffer

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : From the month of October, majority of expatriates in Kuwait will not be able to afford healthcare services in the country, due to the new system of fees to be implemented by Ministry of Health. Statistically, it will be almost impossible for nearly 600,000 expatriate workers in Kuwait to be able to afford staying for at least two nights in an Intensive Care Unit. According to the latest statistics issued by the Central Statistical Bureau, the salaries of 600,000 expatriates in the private sector range from KD 60 to KD ...

  • Magnetic toys are severe health hazard to children, warn experts

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Kuwait Association of Pediatric Surgeons warned on Saturday that high-powered magnetic toys, popular locally amongst children, have severe health hazards if swallowed as they obstruct or puncture the gastrointestinal tract. The remarks were made as the number of cases of ingestion of the toys, which require partial intestinal removal surgery for the removal of the obstacles, recorded a significant rise in recent weeks. Surgeons in Kuwait dealt with four cases in July alone compared to only three throughout the whole of ...

  • ‘6 govt employment agencies recruit nurses’

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait Sunil Jain, in response to the article published two days ago about hawala transactions, said this issue is no longer a secret and that there are agencies in both countries involved in such transactions. He explained that each nurse was forced to pay between KD 7,000 and KD 10,000 to work in Kuwait, which led them to seek loans from banks or sell their homes and jewelry. The recruitment of Indian nurses to work in Kuwait happens through six government employment agencies. This step is aimed f...

  • Gulf oil spill clean by end week – Teams still at work

    Posted on : Monday 14th of August 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Emergency workers have managed to clean up “the major part” of an oil spill near the joint Kuwaiti-Saudi Al-Khafji oilfield in the Gulf, an official said on Sunday. “The major portion of the main oil spill has been removed,” Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) spokesman Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah said in a statement. Teams were still working to clean other parts of the spill and coastal areas, he said. Emergency teams have been battling the large oil spill since it appeared off the emira...

  • Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) to join NDA

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has formally invited Nitish Kumar headed Janata Dal (United) to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). The development comes a day after the Bihar Chief Minister had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah in the national capital on Friday. Confirming about the formal invite, Shah on Saturday tweeted, "I met JD(U) president Nitish Kumar at my residence yesterday. I invited JD(U) to join the NDA." JD(U) sources said the party is expected to an...

  • Pinarayi Vijayan to open Nehru Trophy boat race today

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    Alappuzha: It is all set for one of the biggest extravaganzas in water sport, the Nehru Trophy Boat Race (NTBR), on the Punnamada lake here. A record number of 78 boats, including 22 snake-boats (chundan vallom), will take part in this year's event, which will be inaugurated by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan at 2 pm on Saturday. Twenty snake-boats will take part in the race in five heats, while four other boats will show their strength in an exhibition race. The boats that clock minimum time in the heats will take part in the fi...

  • 60 Children Dead In 5 Days At UP Hospital Where Oxygen Supply Was Cut

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of August 2017
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    GORAKHPUR, UTTAR PRADESH:  Sixty children, including many newborn babies, have died in the last five days at a hospital in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's parliamentary constituency. 23 died on Thursday, when the hospital reported a disruption in oxygen supply, but the state government has emphatically stated that no child died because of a lack of oxygen. It has, however, admitted there could be negligence and has ordered an investigation. The Chief Minister had visited the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medica...

  • At Least 5 Dead And 12 Injured As 2 Buses Collide On Agra-Jaipur Highway

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

    AGRA:  Two buses collided near Pathauli village on Agra-Jaipur highway early today, killing five persons and injuring more than a dozen others, the police said. A bus carrying pilgrims from Kannauj was on its way to a temple in Rajasthan when the other bus, which was coming to Agra from Jaipur, hit it, they said. Malpura police station SO Ramesh Bhardwaj said three persons died on the spot and the bodies have been sent for postmortem. SN Medical College staff told PTI that two persons, including a woman, of the 21 ...

  • Ivanka Trump To Attend India, US Entrepreneur Summit In Hyderabad In November

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  India and the US will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Hyderabad from November 28 this year and the American delegation will be led by President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka. This was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight. He said the three-day event would aim to bring together entrepreneurs of the two countries. "The Summit is a unique opportunity for bringing together entrepreneurs and start-ups with global leader," PM Modi tweeted. "Look forward to Ms. Ivanka T...

  • Parents complain about baby milk shortage

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : A number of parents have complained about the shortage of milk for babies, particularly the infant formula which, they said, is available only in public hospitals quoting medical sources. Sources disclosed the parents are worried as the shortage of infant formula is too dangerous for babies whose mothers cannot breastfeed and babies who reject other types of milk. Sources added the complainants disclosed the hospitals refused to give them the quantity of milk their babies need under the pretext that the supply in the st...

  • Minister nods revocation of 13 persons citizenship

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah has signed a letter to approve the revocation of the Kuwaiti citizenship of 13 individuals, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the letter has been referred to the Cabinet, indicating that the 13 individuals are from one family that originally came from Syria. The sources said the 13 former Syrian nationals were registered under a Kuwaiti citizen who has been referred for interrogations, adding that legal actions...

  • Venkaiah Naidu Takes Oath As India's 13th Vice President

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  M Venkaiah Naidu took oath this morning as India's 13th Vice President. Nominated by the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, he won the Vice Presidential election last week. The swearing-in ceremony took place in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan. Prior to the formal function, Mr Naidu, 68, paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in the capital. He also paid tributes to Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya and Sardar Vallabhai Patel. With 516 votes, Mr Naidu won 67.9 per cent vote share in the 15...

  • Government Asked To Clarify Whether Taj Mahal Is Mausoleum Or Temple

    Posted on : Friday 11th of August 2017
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    NEW DELHI:  The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Union culture ministry to clarify its stand on whether the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by Shahjahan or a Shiva temple gifted to the Mughal emperor by a Rajput king. The question, forwarded as an alternative narrative of history by some claiming to be historians and the subject of various court cases, reached the CIC through a Right To Information (RTI) plea and is now at the culture ministry's door. In a recent order, Information Commissioner Sridhar Ac...

  • AIADMK Merger By Next Week, Say Sources, Sasikala's Exit Likely

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

    CHENNAI:  It has been in the works for months but the two factions of Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK have agreed in principle to merge and an announcement may come as early as next week, sources said today. The AIADMK split earlier this year after a power struggle weeks after the death of J Jayalalithaa, former Chief Minister and the party's powerful leader. Her companion VK Sasikala, who replaced her as party chief and tried to become chief minister before she was jailed for corruption, may be jettisoned to facilitate the reunion. ...

  • MPs voice opposition to imposition of VAT – ‘Cut expenses’

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Lawmakers have rejected the Valued Added Tax (VAT) Bill passed recently by the GCC Council of Ministers, indicating they will not follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in other GCC countries as the bill will negatively affect citizens. MP Riyadh Al-Adsani affirmed his objection to any tax bill including VAT, asserting the bill is included in the government’s work program so he might grill the prime minister based on the general policy of the government and other issues such as the soaring prices and impact on ...

  • Kuwait to witness Perseids on Saturday

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017
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    KUWAIT CITY : Department of Astronomy and Space at Kuwait Science Club (KSC) announced that Kuwait will witness meteor showers (Perseids) at a rate of 100 Perseids per hour next Saturday. The skies of Kuwait will be adorned with meteor showers that will be at its peak on Saturday. The department explained that the Perseids can be seen with the naked eye without the need for telescopes or monitoring devices. The meteor showers will light up the skies of Kuwait at night and will continue from midnight to sunrise on Sunday morning. They...

  • Telephone lines cut Aug 27 if bills are not paid, says MoC - KD 50 home, KD100 commercial in disconnection list

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY (KUNA): The Ministry of Communications on Wednesday urged subscribers to pay financial dues, warning that it will enforce a programmed automatic severance of telephone land lines service for August in line with the procedure in force. Subscribers will receive a general warning message on Aug 13, then a second will follow to the concerned ones a week later, the ministry said in a statement. Service will be cut as of Aug 27 if bills are not paid, it added. The financial ceiling according to which the computer will include a...

  • Bomb, Letter Vowing Revenge For Lashkar Terrorist Found On Train In UP

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017
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    LUCKNOW:  A low-intensity explosive device and a letter vowing revenge for LeT terrorist Abu Dujana's death was found on board the Akal Takht Express in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi town early on Thursday, police said. The bomb with wires wrapped around it, was discovered by a passenger of the B-3 AC coach inside a toilet of the express train which was going from Kolkata to Jammu Tawi. The passengers raised an alarm at around 1:30 am after which the guard of the train stopped it at the Akbarganj railway station. Police tea...

  • On Quit India Anniversary, PM Modi Urges Citizens To Build 'New India'

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017
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    On the 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked people to take a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a 'new India' by 2022. He saluted all those who participated in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi and asked people to take inspiration from that. In a series of tweets, PM Modi noted that the entire nation had come together under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi with the aim of attaining freed...

  • Expats deposits increase 2.4 pct

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has affirmed strength of the country’s financial status, disclosing that deposits of expatriates in local banks increased by 2.4 percent by the end of the last fiscal year — around KD 42 billion, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Central Bank Governor Dr Mohammad Al-Hashel presented a report on major banking and financial developments for fiscal 2016/2017 ending on March 31, 2017. He highlighted the most important indices and achievements related to currency including the exchange rate,...

  • Kuwait 6th with 79 tons gold reserve

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Kuwait ranked sixth among the Arab countries with approximately 79 tons of gold reserve. Recent statistics of the International Gold Council indicated the net purchases of gold by the central banks for April, May and June 2017 was 94.5 tons, indicating 20 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Saudi Arabia occupied the first place among Arab countries with 322.9 tons, followed by Lebanon with 286.8 tons, and Algeria with 173.6 tons, Libya with 116.6, and Iraq with 89.8 tons, while the United States maintain...

  • ‘Trained domestics at low cost available very soon’ – Rates can’t be cut to KD 350: official

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : An official from Al-Durra Domestic Company stated the cost of bringing in a domestic worker to Kuwait cannot be reduced to KD 350 under any circumstances due to tight competition among neighboring countries recruiting domestic workers from their countries of origin. He pointed out that the company will bear the legal and financial responsibility if the domestic worker is not handed over to the sponsor within 24 hours upon arrival. He noted the company is working hard to offer trained domestic workers at low cost and also pr...

  • Around 1,200 sacked in TV sector – Grievances under study

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Information has terminated the services of nearly 1,200 employees who were working on special contracts in the television sector. This step is part of the ministry’s plan to enhance and develop the human resources, and help in their growth. Speaking to the daily, Assistant Undersecretary for Planning and Development Sector Mohammad Al-Awash explained that the ministry sought the expertise of a number of employees who were working on special contracts in the television sector. However, it terminated the...

  • ‘Exempted expats contradict policy’

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : Ministry of Health’s announcement to exclude expatriate employees of the ministry from the new fees for medical services contradicts the essence of its rationalization policy, especially as it also excludes the families of expatriate employees of the ministry. Quoting sources wondered if it’s acceptable for other ministries and official bodies to follow the same pattern and increase the cost of their services while excluding their expatriate employees. They asked if the expatriate employees of other ministri...

  • NRIs In US Welcome Cabinet Decision To Extend Proxy Voting

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

    WASHINGTON:  The large non-resident Indian community in the US has welcomed the recent decision of the Union Cabinet to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians. "We welcome this move," Thomas Abraham, chairman of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) said. Still an Indian citizen, despite having obtained a green card for more than four decades now, Mr Abraham said the decision of the Indian government in this regard is a dream come true for people like him and many others. The Election Commissi...

  • Reports ‘not accurate’ on hiring of domestics by firm - Lankan embassy clarifies

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait clarified that the reports circulating on social medial concerning the recruitment of Sri Lankan domestic workers by a company as well as the closure of some domestic labor offices in this field are not accurate, reports Al- Nahar daily. In a press statement, the embassy revealed that the company, which will launch operations in the coming few months, will provide domestic workers at a cost of KD 350 but its activities will not affect the existing recruitment agencies. The embassy affirmed t...

  • Nearly 50, Including Children, Caught In Uttar Pradesh Waterfall Current

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017
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    MIRZAPUR, UTTAR PRADESH:  Nearly 50 people, including children and elderly, were trapped in the middle of a waterfall for hours on Monday in eastern Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur district. All the tourists are reported to be rescued. Locals from nearby localities had gone to a popular picnic spot near Sukhdar falls in Mirzapur, 286 km from the capital city of Lucknow.  While several people were cooking by the banks of the water body, many people started bathing in the water body. "The colour of the water changed and it ...

  • Promoting Rail Tourism

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    Indian Railways has launched a facility for 365 days advance booking of Air-conditioned Class accommodation on trains for the convenience of visiting Foreign Tourists and NRIs. Salient features of the scheme are as under – International mobile number of the user will be captured at the time of user registration / updation of profile. An OTP will be sent to confirm mobile number and another OTP to verify the e-mail ID.  Passport number of all Foreign Tourist & NRIs will be captured at the time of booking. Payment wo...

  • Majority of marginal workers victims of visa traders – ‘About 30,000 workers reported absconding in 2016’

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : According to a study conducted by researcher Fatmah Al-Ramzi under the supervision of Dr Ramzi Salama from the parliament’s Studies and Research Sector, majority of the marginal workers in Kuwait are victims of visa traders. The reports issued by the General Statistical Bureau in 2015 stated that non-Kuwaiti workers constitute the highest percentage in the labor market. Among them, 38.7 percent hold certificates below the primary level and 34.6 percent of them hold intermediate certificates. These are the categories t...

  • Media debates if poor can pay – fees up health revenue 131%

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017

    KUWAIT CITY : The social media has been abuzz with comments on the Ministry of Health’s announcement of new fees for medical services offered to expatriates that will be enforced by the beginning of October, drawing mixed reactions from the public. A doctor pointed out that referring the patient to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a difficult decision and it is limited to patients whose lives are in danger. He inquired about the situation of a laborer whose salary is KD 100 in case he needs to be confined in the ICU for a few days ...

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