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A number of cooperative societies have decided to increase prices of commodities during Ramadan to take advantage of the high demand for such products, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Sources said the price hike will range from 20 percent to 35 percent according to the type of commodities, indicating the decision will cover 150 commodities. Sources also unveiled the plan of cooperative societies to conduct sales promotions for about 4,480 commo..
Fire broke out over an area of 200 square meters within a store of area 22,000 square meters in Shuwaikh Industrial Area. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Media Department of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) explained that the Control Room of KFSD received information about the store on fire, after which firefighters were dispatched to the location. Firefighters arrived within five minutes after the call was made, and extinguishe..
A 12-year-old boy managed to drive about 1,300 kilometres through Australia's New South Wales before being arrested by police who finally busted his attempt to drive through the country on his own. The boy was pulled over in Broken Hill in the New South Wales (NSW) outback after a patrol noticed the car's bumper dragging on the ground. Police said the boy had been attempting to drive 4,000 km from Kendall in New South Wales to Perth, W..
As many as 73% of the snag-prone Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines powering the 26 Airbus A-320 new engine option (Neo) currently with Indian carriers have been replaced by the US aerospace company. Top aviation sources say PW has changed 38 engines in India so far on planes of IndiGoand GoAir — which use the combination of A-320 Neo and PW engines — due to a spate of technical snags in the equipment since last year. IndiGo an..
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, has developed world's cheapest microscope which can show images of the cells in three dimensions. One of the potential applications of this microscope is that it can and also help detect cancer “at a very early stage.” The Digital Holographic Microscope (DHM) has been developed by Professors Kedar Khare and Joby Joseph from Department of Physics at IIT-Delhi and is being commerci..
Thirty two education boards, including CBSE, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and National Institute of Open School, agreed on Monday to do away with "spiking" of marks through "moderation". This is likely to bring down the marks in Class XII Board exams, and consequently cutoffs during undergraduate admissions. The HRD ministry had decided on April 12 to consult states on scrapping the practice of awa..
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is carrying out a comprehensive plan to develop Kuwait International Airport, aimed at boosting aviation safety and increase passenger capacity. The plan includes four projects: building a third runway, developing the infrastructure, constructing an air traffic control tower and developing the East Runway, DGCA’s Director General of Civil Aviation Engineer Yousef Al-Fouzan said. The 149.8 mi..
Three individuals suffered from smoke inhalation when fire broke out in a store on the ground floor of a building in Khaitan area. According to a press statement issued by Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD), when the Control Room of KFSD received information about the store on fire, firefighters rushed to the location to find huge smoke surrounding the area and rising to the upper floors of the building. They rescued three individuals who we..
Farwaniya Security Directorate recently launched an extensive inspection campaign in the governorate, resulting in the arrest of 89 persons who violated the law and involved in different crimes. In a press statement, the directorate disclosed that the campaign carried out in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Ardiya Industrial Area, Kheitan, Farwaniya and Firdous led to the arrest of 30 persons reported absconding by their employers, 54 who violated the Residency L..
Chocoholics, take note! Eating dark chocolate may protect your brain from age-related stress and inflammation that are thought to play an important role in the neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. The findings may help explain the beneficial effects on memory seen in people who consume dark chocolate, researchers said. Oxidative stress and inflammation increase with ageing and are thought to play an important role in th..
Scientists have discovered a new cause of high blood pressure which could lead to better ways of managing the disorder. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, often goes unnoticed but if left untreated can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. However, it is known that in up to 10 per cent of hypertensive patients the overproduction of the adrenal hormone aldosterone - a condition known as primary aldosteronism or Conn syndro..
In the last five years, over 28 lakh units of blood and its components were discarded by banks across India, exposing serious loopholes in the nation's blood banking system. If calculated in litres, the cumulative wastage of 6% translates to over 6 lakh litres —a volume enough to fill up 53 water tankers. India faces, on average, a shortfall of 3 million units of blood annually. Lack of blood, plasma or platelets often leads to mater..
Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have identified new types of blood cells in the human immune system. The cells are new classes of types of white blood cells called dendritic cells and monocytes, researchers said. Researchers, including Rahul Satija from New York University and Karthik Shekhar from Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in the US, identified two new dendritic cell subtypes and two monocyte subtypes. They have also discover..
Three unknown individuals waylaid a Nepali expatriate in Hawally area and robbed him of his wallet, which contained KD 80. According to security sources, the victim was walking near an American school in Hawally area when a vehicle with three occupants stopped next to him. They jumped out of the vehicle and held him down after hitting him. They then pulled out his wallet, which contained KD 80, and drove off. The victim went to the nearest polic..
The Hawalli detectives have arrested two women – a Kuwaiti and a Canadian of Arab origin – for shoplifting from prestigious garment stores in a well-known mall, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the arrest came after police received several complaints that expensive clothes went missing in spite of the presence of the alarm system. Police then requested to see the CCTV footage of one of the shops and saw the two women at ..
The country’s apex medical regulator has warned doctors of action if they fail to adhere to its guideline on prescribing drugs only in generic names and writing prescriptions legibly. The Medical Council of India (MCI) has also asked the medical practitioners to ensure that there is rational prescription and use of drugs, failing which “strict disciplinary action” would be taken. Legal framework The MCI reiterated its 2016 ..
The best reason to save the desi cowhas nothing to do with bovine politics. It is milk. Desi doodh,or A2 milkfrom indigenous cows, is becoming the latest health fad, with small dairies and big brands like Amul entering the market. Much of the cow milk available in the market is A1, from crossbredor foreign cows. Though research is not conclusive, some studies have shown that A1 can trigger inflammation in the body, potentially lea..
Scientists have developed a new approach that may lead to increase in the performance of high-power electrical storage devices such as car batteries and also decrease their size. Researchers from Stanford University in the US developed a mathematical model for designing new materials for storing electricity. "The potential here is that you could build batteries that last much longer and make them much smaller," said Daniel Tartakovsky, pr..
The flight is about to land; all passengers are strapped in; and the national anthem starts playing on the plane's PA system. Do the passengers stand up to show respect, or remain strapped in as per flight rules? This unlikeliest of dilemmas did play out — on a SpiceJetflight from Tirupati to Hyderabad on April 18, prompting a passenger to file a complaint with the airline. The anthem was played by the cabin crew on board Spice..
The Supreme Court on Friday questioned the Union government over its decision to link PAN with Aadhaar card by asking if it is remedy for all ills. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan posed the query while hearing a plea made former Kerala Minister and CPI leader Binoy Viswam, challenging the amendment to Income Tax Act making it mandatory to quote Aadhaar in filing IT returns. The court put the writ petition for final disposal on ..
No hotel or restaurant can force its patrons to pay service charges that are “totally voluntary” and not mandatory, the Centre said on Friday in guidelines issued to state governments for implementation. The guidelines in service charge, issued by the Consumer Affairs Ministry, state that restaurant may leave the service charge column of the bill blank for the customer to fill up before making payment. “Ho..
Here is a fresh incentive for retireesto celebrate the end of their career with a vacation. From now on, Indian citizens aged over 60 years will be able to avail of a 50% discount on Air India's basic fare for economy class tickets in domestic flights. The Maharaja has lowered the eligibility age for the travel concession scheme — available so far to those aged 63 years and above — to 60 years to ensur..
Kerala will have special clinics in all government hospitals soon to treat persons suffering from depression. Health Minister K K Shylaja said here today that such clinics would be opened in 170 primary health centres, which are being converted as family health centres under the Comprehensive Primary Health Care programme. She said the aim of the initiative is to nurture a healthy generation without depression. "Special clinics for treati..
Pollution from Europe caused a drought in Indiathat was one of its worst ever natural disasters, affecting more than 13 crore people, according to new research. Sulphur dioxide -produced mainly by coal-fired power plants causes a number of harmful effects, like acid rain, heart and lung diseases, and damage to plant growth. But sulphate aerosols also have a cooling effect on the atmosphere because it reflects sunlight back into space. However..
Indian Frontliners New Team’s discussion with Indian Ambassador The Indian Frontlines team (IFL) met His Excellency Shri Sunil Jain, the ambassador of India to Kuwait at his office in Indian Embassy to invite him to the 20th year Annual Book release function scheduled on 5th of May, 2017. The newly elected President of IFL Mr. Azad Khan highlighted the activiti..
The weather during the weekend will be dusty due to the moderate and active winds, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that the lowest temperature on Thursday reached around 23-26 Degrees Celsius during the evening while wind speed was between 15-42 kms per hour (kph). As for the status of the sea, Al-Qarawi said that waves was light to moderate at a height of two t..
Several experts unanimously agreed on the need for holistic solution to the traffic snarl in the country at a recent seminar organized by the Transport and Traffic Committee of the Engineers Society titled “Effects of Al-Ghazali Bridge Project and Project Management Technique”, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Chairman of Kuwait Society of Engineers Engineer Faisal Al- Etal assured that civil society organizations were not using the seminar to tar..
What is seen as an odd phenomenon creeping into the Kuwaiti society, a video made by an amateur using her cell phone shows two female students escaping from the school by climbing the almost four-meter fence of the school unmindful their escape could be fatal, reports Al-Rai daily. Undersecretary the Ministry of Education Dr. Haitham Al-Athari said the Ministry is awaiting a report on what action the school has taken to ensure the ministry’s r..
It's not just VIPs who will loose the red beaconson their vehicles from May 1, even the vehicles escorting their official cars won't be allowed to use blue beacons. The road transport ministryon Thursday issued draft notificationspecifying this change. The draft, which is out for public suggestion and objection, also mentions that the power to notify the vehicles meant for emergency and disaster management services that ca..
Scientists have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create high-performance lithium-ion batteries that store four times more energy than conventional batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and provide more power with fewer charges to personal electronics like cell phones and laptops, researchers at the University of California, Riverside in the US said. ..
Think twice before becoming administrator of a group on WhatsApp or Facebook as one is liable for prosecution if any rumour or fake news is circulated on it. Social media platforms allow a person to create a group on which members can share views, photographs or videos. Concerns have been raised about social media misuse as fake news, morphed photographs and disturbing videos with fabricated local narratives can easily be circulated that can t..
The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) has asked its affiliated schools across the country to shut down shops selling textbooks, stationery, schoolbags, uniforms, shoes and similar articles within their premises. The board asked schools on Thursday to strictly comply with its affliation byelawsand "not indulge in commercial activities". This includes sales through "selected vendors". The directive comes ..
DOHA BANK ACHIEVES 2.9% PROFIT GROWTH WITH IMPRESSIVE RATIOS His Excellency Sheikh Fahad Bin Mohammad Bin Jabor Al-Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Doha Bank, announced Doha Bank's financial results for the first quarter of 2017. Net profit for the first quarter of 2017 recorded an impressive QAR 364 million as compared to QAR 354 million for the same period in 2016 showing an increase of 2.9%. H.E. Sheikh Fahad said &ldquo..
Health sources have sounded the alarm bells because of the certain types of antibiotics, particularly Colistin, which may cause complications in cancer, kidney and immunosuppressant patients which may even lead to death, reports Al-Rai daily. The sources revealed some health centers are facing shortage of a large number of pharmaceutical items, including Colistin, an antibiotic used in cases of severe bacterial infection and bacteria resistant to mu..
An unidentified individual was seriously injured when fire engulfed his vehicle after it collided with another on Fahaheel Road. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen, paramedics and firefighters rushed to the location. Firefighters extinguished the fire within a short time while paramedics referred the victim to Adan Hospital for treatment. Securitymen la..
From May 1, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, union ministers, judges, chief ministers will not be allowed to use red beacon lights on their vehicles. Prime Minister Modi decided to end VIP culture by deciding to strike off the rule that allowed high dignitaries to use red beacons and flashers on their vehicles. Only defined emergency services such as ambulances, fire brigade and police vehi..
Emirates, the Middle East's biggest airline, today said it is cutting flights to the United States because of a drop in demand caused by heightened US security measures and Trump administration attempts to ban travellers from Muslim-majority nations. The decision by the Dubai government-owned carrier is the strongest sign yet that tougher measures imposed on US-bound travellers from the Mideast are taking a financial toll on fast-growing Gulf c..
Harvard scientists, including one of Indian origin, have created a new form of matter - dubbed a time crystal - which could offer important insights into the mysterious behaviour of quantum systems. Crystals - like salt, sugar or even diamonds - are simply periodic arrangements of atoms in a three-dimensional lattice. Time crystals, on the other hand, take that notion of periodically-arranged atoms and add a fourth dimension, suggesting th..
A set of 1948 stamps picturing Mahatma Gandhi has sold for a record 5,00,000 pound (approximately Rs 4.14 crore, as on Wednesday). The "unique" strip of four ten-rupee stamps is considered the most important and desirable item of post-Indian independence philately, Jersey, UK-based dealer Stanley Gibbons said in a statement on Wednesday. The purple-brown stamps are emblazoned with the word 'SERVICE' and were issued to the then govern..
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Suggestions are sought from Indian community members to boost our exports to Kuwait. Suggestions are sought from Indian community members to boost our exports to Kuwait.  While our exports to Kuwait include food items, textiles, garments, electrical & engineering equipment, cars, trucks, buses, tyres, jewellery, handicrafts etc., our total exports to Kuwait have unfortunately remained sluggish during the last five years, hovering at ab..
The parliamentary Negative Phenomena Committee (NPC) has asked the Municipal Council to speed up issuance of a law which bans smoking in public and to allocate smoking areas in cafs and restaurants. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting on Tuesday, committee member MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei explained that the country is bound by the international convention on designating smoking areas so the concerned local authorities must take the ne..
Director-General of the Kuwait Municipality Eng Ahmed Al-Manfouhi has given the concerned officials two weeks grace period to answer how tons of frozen fish and shrimps entered the country although a ministerial decision was issued to prevent the entry of some fish and meat from some countries, reports Al- Rai daily. Al-Manfouhi has referred the issue of non-compliance of the decision issued by Minister of Commerce to the Public Prosecution for inve..
The Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute (FRI), which maintains heritage trees, some of the oldest with historical and religious significance, has said that the Mahabodhitree in Bihar's Gaya "is not in a bad shape and leafless" as widely reported in recent weeks. The institute, which signed an MoU with Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee(BTMC) in 2007 to manage the 2,600-year-old tree under which B..
Flamboyant businessman Vijay Mallya, pursued by the authorities over unpaid loans tied to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, was arrested by the Scotland Yard in London on Tuesday. He was freed on a bail bond worth 6,50,000 pounds on strict conditions and will next appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 17. Mallya must follow extradition rules, which include a requirement that he remain at the address provided to the court. The go..
Sri Lanka may find it difficult to wriggle out of China's clutches because of the massive debt it owes to Beijing but to balance things out, it is now set to allow India to jointly develop the Trincomalee portin northeastern part of the country. Diplomatic sources said Sri Lanka has readied an MoU for joint development of the project and that it's likely to be signed during PM Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to Colombo. Official so..
In a dramatic development, the AIADMK (Amma) faction on Tuesday decided to “de-link” the party and the government from deputy general secretary T T V Dhinakaran and his family. The decision, taken at a meeting chaired by CM K Palaniswami, came a few hours after leader of the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction and former CM O Panneerselvam ruled out a merger if jailed AIADMK (Amma) general secretary V K Sasikala, her nephew Dhinak..
Beginning May 14, fuel outlets in eight states will be shut every Sunday following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to conserve oil, a fuel pump owners' body said here today. "We had planned to shut our outlets on Sundays a few years back. But oil marketing companies had then requested us to reconsider our decision. Now we have decided to shut the outlets on Sundays," said Suresh Kumar, an executive comm..
The higher committee tasked to address the lopsided population structure will most likely suggest a ceiling on the number of expatriates in the country, reports Al-Qabas daily. Expatriates currently constitute two thirds of the country’s total population of 4.4 million. This has prompted several lawmakers and officials to call for plausible solutions. Lawmakers who voiced objection to the huge expatriate population have been pushing for drasti..
An Indian couple has been detained for interrogation and charged with negligence after their child fell to her death from the third floor apartment in Mahboula, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the parents were taken into custody after they rushed the lifeless body to the Adan Hospital. During interrogation the parents denied the charge of negligence but later admitted to leaving the child alone in the house. According to the daily the infant was ..
Officers from the General Criminal Security Department arrested two Jordanians for stealing from laborers in Shuwaikh Industrial Area. This came after a Palestinian filed a complaint at Shuwaikh Police Station that some unknown persons stole KD 800 from him while he was praying inside a mosque in Shuwaikh Industrial Area. Acting on the complaint, the officers embarked on a thorough investigation which led to the discovery that a gang of five Jordani..
On April 3, a heartcovered a distance of 30km through the city's arterial stretches to pump life into a woman. On Monday, the woman, Jaya, walked and talked - things she had struggled to do for more than a year. Jaya had a stranger's family to thank. For close to two months she had been on the state's waiting listing for a donor heart. Diagnosed with a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, her heart's efficiency to pump blo..
Soon after AIADMK rebel leader and former chief minister O Panneerselvam favouring the merger between the two warring factions, Tamil Nadu ministers on Monday went into a huddle to discuss about a possible patch up. In a late night development, more than 20 ministers were present in the meeting, which was held at party senior leader and electricity minister P Thangamani's official residence in Chennai. "We were seriously discussing Pa..
Unruly passengers delaying Air Indiaflights will soon have to pay hefty fees and face immediate registering of police complaints. The airline is planning to fine Rs 5 lakh for delaying a flight up to an hour; Rs 10 lakh for delay between one and two hours and Rs 15 lakh for delaying beyond two hours. The airline took this step after three cases of high-handedness by MPs in recent past. In November 2015, a YSR Congress MP assaulted an AI offic..
UAE-based billionaire businessman B R Shetty is set to invest Rs 1,000 crore in Mahabharata, a film based on Malayalam writer M T Vasudevan Nair’s novel Randamoozham. This is being seen as a significant move toward taking Indian cinema to the global audience. India’s biggest-ever motion picture will be directed by advertising filmmaker V A Shrikumar Menon and will be produced in two parts. The shoot f..
As part of the crackdown on shell companies, over a third of the 11 lakh active Indian companies face the prospect of their names being struck off or deregistered as they have failed to file their returns for three financial years. Starting last month, notices are being sent out to over four lakh companies, which have failed to file returns for 2013-14 and 2014-15 with the registrar of companies, sources told TOI. These companies have also not file..
Badshah Live in Alshaheed Park - Kuwait King Of Rap – BADSHAH to perform live in Al-Shaheed Park with his full band Indian Youth Society proudly announces first time ever in Kuwait the Dynamic King of Rap “Badshah”on 28th April 2017 at Al-Shaheed Park Amphi Theater. The name “Badshah” needs no introduction as he has ruled the hearts of billions with his unbeaten superhit Rap numbers adding up to h..
The Ministry of the Interior has adopted a decision to increase the proposed fees on the residence of foreigners in the country, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to the decision the fees for dependents (joining the family) is set at KD 300. The decision also includes a payment of KD 30 for each visit visa and temporary residence KD 20. The decision is expected to be referred to the National Assembly for approval. Meanwhile, according to other ..
Plainclothes police have solved the mystery of the luxury missing car which was reported stolen by a Kuwaiti two years ago, reports Al-Rai daily. Police have arrested three Syrians in connection with the theft and handed them over to the concerned authorities. A security source said the Kuwaiti had already filed a complaint against one Syrian two years ago, accusing him of stealing the car. According to the Kuwaiti the car was put up for sale and th..
An upsurge of thyroid cancer cases in Kerala is causing angst among doctors. Is it some new environmental factor that has suddenly emerged that is making thyroid cancers tick upwards or is it the lasting effect of high-background radiation that one witnesses in Kerala due to the presence of thorium-rich monazite sands? Or is it as some anti-nuclear activists suggest that the neighbouring Kudankulam nuclear power plant is to be blamed for the increase in..
A costly lapse or a deliberate act? Cops are probing the role of cash van personnel who left the vehicle's door open while replenishing an ATM at central Delhi's Rajinder Nagar, which led to three men on a motorbike taking away a box loaded with Rs 26.17 lakh in banknotes on Saturday afternoon. The van's cash custodian, Jitender Singh, told cops that he had gone into the ATM kioskwith a guard while his colleagues, Mohd Nadeem and ..
A married couple in the US shockingly discovered that they were biological twins after getting a routine DNA test done at an IVF clinic because they were struggling to conceive naturally. The couple, who met in college, had attended the clinic in Mississippi in the hope that it helps them have their own child. A doctor at the clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, revealed the astonishing events and explained how the situation had come about. &q..
The practice of hotels charging for the whole day is beginning to change with some hospitality chainsnow offering stays for shorter durations at a fraction of the per-day cost. The move primarily benefits pilgrims and other travellers who break their journey for a few hours en route to their destination. For instance, booking a hotelthrough for a two-hour package at Hotel Imperial Palace at Andheri in Mumbai works out to be ..
Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) advised the people to be cautious when using highways because of the low visibility that due to weather instability with high winds whipping some areas. A press statement by the MoI’s Public Relations and Security Media Department urged Kuwaitis and residents not to hesitate to call the emergency hotline (112) for any kind of assistance needed. Moreover, a press statement by Kuwait’s Fire Departm..
The Eid Al-Fitr holidays this year will be either for five or nine days depending on the length of the Ramadan month, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. They explained that the number of Eid Al-Fitr holidays will be nine if the Ramadan month completes 30 days. In this case, the first day of Eid Al-Fitr will fall on Monday, June 26 and the previous day — Sunday, June 25 (Ramadan 30) — will be an official holiday. Since June 24 is a ..
Detectives from the Residency Affairs Department in the Interior Ministry arrested 87 persons found to have violated the Residency and Labor laws. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media General Department received information that a house in Jleeb Al-Shoyoukh serves as shelter for a huge number of Residency Law violators and absconders who engage in immoral activities, sell alcohol, conduct human trade and hold people against thei..
Aiming to give its immunisation drive a major push and to bring down child deaths caused by pneumonia, the health ministry is set to launch pneumococcal conjugate vaccine(PCV) under the universal immunisation programme(UIP) by end of April. "We are ready to launch PCV anytime now. It will be most likely done my end of this month. In first phase we will introduce it in Himachal Pradesh and parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh," a s..
Bengaluru consumes more petrol than any other city in India except Delhi. It comes third in diesel consumption. According to Indian Oil, while Delhi bought 12.66 lakh kilo litres (KL) in 2016-17, Bengaluru bought 8.44 lakh KL. Where diesel is concerned, Mumbai topped the list with a consumption of 1.11 crore KL, followed by Delhi with 13.77 lakh KL. In the same period, Bengaluru consumed 11.57 lakh KL, while Chennai came fourth with 3.39..
In order to address the decline of women candidates at the premier engineering institutions of the country, the Indian Institutes of Technologyhave decided to admit more women from the 2018 academic session. The decision was taken at the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of the IITs on Saturday. The board approved a quota of supernumerary (over and above the actual intake) seats for women in a phased manner, reaching up to 20% by 2026. Around 8.8% ..
This is not a medical rep making a sales pitch but an interventional cardiologist addressing colleagues at the National Interventional Council(NIC) 2017 conference in a five-star hotel in Delhi. Product placement in movies or television serials is old hat. But how about product placement during the live streaming of a medical procedure? Bizarre as it sounds, this is happening at medical conferences. In every live case at NIC 2017 — with..
The point of prescription drugs is to help us get or feel well. Yet so many Americans take multiple medications that doctors are being encouraged to pause before prescribing and think about “deprescribing” as well. The idea of dropping unnecessary medications started cropping up in the medical literature a decade ago. In recent years, evidence has mounted about the dangers of taking multiple, perhaps unnecessary, medications. ..
A 47-year-old man from Tuticorin who stole at least 40 cars from different states was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Friday. The man, identified as Haji, of Tuticorin, is a mechanic. He stole the cars from Bengaluru, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with the help of two accomplices. Police said Haji used to book rooms in lodges in the same residential area where he plans the theft. He usually targets cars..
Picking a college has never been easy. The decision got even more confounding this year for millions of internationally mobile students who refer to the handbook of universitiesthat enlists institutions from around the globe, thus preventing candidates from joining fake colleges,garage universitiesand fly-by-night operators. Now, a fake version of this manual is being sold on an online market platform and prospective students cannot dis..
Saturn's icy moon Enceladus may contain a form of chemical energy that life can feed on, according to a latest NASA study that provides new insights into the 'ocean worlds' in our solar system. NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescope are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn. "This is the closest we've come, so far, to identifying a place with some of the ingredients ..
A lemon usually costs just a few rupees. But not the ones spiked on the spear of the presiding deity at a temple in the Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu. Nine such lemons auctioned by the temple management at the end of the 11-day Panguni Uthiram festival fetched Rs 68,000. Of this, Rs 27,000 was paid for just one lemon. It is a custom at the Balathandayuthapani temple in Tiruvanainallur to auction lemons spiked on the spear of the presiding deity..
‘Kerala Organic’ to be launched today; vegetables to be sold through eco shops The retail price of French beans touched a record ₹95 a kg here on Tuesday even as government agencies are stepping in to control prices with subsidy and offers of safe-to-eat vegetables. Government agencies such as Vegetable and Fruit Promotion Council Keralam, Kerala State Horticultural Products Development Corporation and the Dep..
The corpse of an unknown woman was discovered in a house under construction in Jaber Al-Ali area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from a Kuwaiti citizen who discovered the corpse which is wrapped with a cloth, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location. A case was registered and the corpse has been referred to the Forensics Department in order to determine the identity of the de..
A Jordanian woman filed an assault case against a Kuwaiti woman, accusing her of humiliating and insulting her while she was performing her duty as a teacher of an intermediate school in Al-Salaam area, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to security sources, the teacher stated in her report that the parent came to her in the school and assaulted her for unknown reasons, which prompted her to go to the police station of the area and file a case aga..
Two persons were arrested from Gurgaon Wednesday for allegedly running a fake SBI website and duping people of Rs 40 lakh. Police said that following a complaint filed by the bank 15 days ago, Sahil Verma and Monu were arrested and sent to two-day police custody. DCP (northwest) Milind Dumbere said, “Three or four of their accomplices are still at large and efforts are being made to arrest them.” A police source said the accused used..
India’s first-of-its-kind online milk bank -- where lactating mothers can reach children who are in need of breast milk - is now operational thanks to a new online portal and app called MomLine. The networking app for young moms ( has been receiving good response, according to Naiyya Saggi, founder & CEO, BabyChakra. "So far it is operational wherever there is a critical mass of mothers who are happy to donate. Hen..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said there was no need for a woman to change her name on the passport after marriage or divorce and that she could get the travel document by giving the names of either of her parents. "There has been an important change in passport rules. Now, it will not be necessary for a woman to give the certificate of her marriage or divorce. It will be up to her to have either the name of her father or mother on the pa..
Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have developed an aerosol nasal spray that can non-invasively deliver drugs to the brain. The novel approach is based on aerosol science and engineering principles that allow the generation of monodisperse nanoparticles, which can deposit on upper regions of the nasal cavity via diffusion, researchers said. "This would be a nanoparticle nasal spray, and the delivery system could allow a therap..
Doha Bank Re-ignites Qatar’s Property Market with New Loan Offer at 3.99% with 12 Months Payment Holiday Doha, April 2nd, November 2017 – Doha Bank announced the launch of its new retail home loan offer which now features an interest rate of 3.99% for the first year. What makes this offer so irresistible is also the 12 months payment holiday offered to customers with a an option to get up to QAR 20,000 to offset the earl..
International Summer camp All about International Summer Camp by Nasrin Ejner your very own born and raised in Kuwait. Now organising a private camp in the wealthiest Indian state- Maharashtra- for boys and girls from 14 to 17 years of age of all nationalities. I will be there to meet you all and share information on the Exciting Adventurous thrilling lifetime experience!!!!! Watch out for more on this space and all over Kuwait... Reach..
The Indian government has restricted the recruitment of nurses through a few designated state-run agencies, the Indian embassy in Kuwait has said, pointing out that it was part of a move to make the process transparent, reports Al-Rai daily. The embassy in a statement said the restriction has been in effect since May 2015 after some private hospitals in Kuwait enquired about the process for recruitment of Indian nurses. “It is reiterated that ..
Several Kuwaiti doctors have expressed objection to the decision of Health Minister Dr Jamal Al-Harbi to promote expatriate doctors upon completion of masteral or doctorate degrees while working in the ministry, reports Al-Rai daily. The Kuwaiti doctors stressed the need to treat them and their expatriate counterparts equally; indicating the expatriate doctors receive hazard, infection and screening allowances. They pointed out that the ministry sho..
There are many reasons for the sorry state of commercial aviation in America. When it comes to your routinely terrible flight — not to mention the sort of exceptional horror that took place aboard United Airlines Flight 3411 this past weekend — regulatory failures as well as consolidation, which the authorities have allowed to occur unabated for decades, can be blamed. People in Silicon Valley pride themselves on their capacity to upend..
The Central Board of Secondary Educationhas slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on 2,077 affiliated schoolsacross the country and sent them show-cause notices for not complying with its order for making a list of details about the institutions public. Under the mandatory disclosure order, all CBSE schoolshad to make public details under 130 heads - right from the number of water taps and Wi-Fi facilities with speed details to a complete b..
Scientists have discovered potential evidence of life ten kilometres below the sea floor in the Mariana Trench - the deepest part of the world's oceans. Researchers, including those from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, ventured to Mariana Trench located in the western Pacific Ocean. They used Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) to extract about 46 samples of serpentine from the ocean floor near the South Chamorro mud volcano, which the..
A tea seller is under the income tax department's scanner for allegedly dishing out Rs 1.51 crore asdowryfor his six daughters at their April 4 wedding. In a video that went viral earlier this week, Leela Ram Gujjar, who owns a tea stall at Haduata near Kothputli, is seen flaunting the cash and counting the notes in a loud voice as local villagers and community leaders watch. He is then seen handing over the bundles of notes t..
PR on Student Registration Module on MADAD Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has in July 2016, launched a Student Registration Module on MADAD (Consular Services Management System) to have a centralized database of Indian students who are pursuing their higher studies in foreign colleges and universities abroad.  This database is to help Indian Missions and Posts in contacting and interacting with Indian students studying in fore..
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Kuwait will observe April 27 as the official holiday marking the annual religious occasion, Israa and Miraj, the Civil Commission Service said on Tuesday. Israa and Miraj falls on April 24 but the country will observe it on April 27 in line with a Government resolution to observe it, along with the Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday, on Thursday if they fall on a day between two working days. Normal work will resume on April 30. Authorities and departm..
An Asian expatriate sustained several injuries when the cement-mixer he was driving toppled on King Faisal Expressway. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen, paramedics and firefighters rushed to the location. Firefighters rescued the driver and paramedics referred him to the nearest hospital for treatment. Securitymen removed the vehicle from the road and..
There was no reason for the patients to receive vitamin D tests. They did not have osteoporosis; their bones were not cracking from a lack of the vitamin. They did not have diseases that interfere with vitamin D absorption. Yet, in a recent sample of 8,00,000 patients in Maine, nearly one in five had had at least one test for blood levels of the vitamin over a three-year period. Over one-third got two or more tests, often to evaluate suc..
Kerala on Tuesday promulgated an ordinance making Malayalam a compulsory subject in all schools in the state up to Class X. The ordinance will come into effect from the coming academic year, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters. It will be applicable up to Class X in all government, aided, un-aided and self-financing institutions, including those affiliated to CBSE and ICSE streams. However, Malayalam would not be made compulsory for othe..
Accounts opened from July 2014 to August, 2015 will have to submit know your customer (KYC) details and their Aadharnumber to banks and financial institutions by April 30 and selfcertify them to comply with FATCA regulations(Foreign Tax Compliance Act), the tax department said on Tuesday. In case the account holders are unable to furnish details and provide self certificationby the new deadline, banks and financial institutions ha..
Climate change scientists are heading to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first team to successfully drill through the world's highest glacier located in the foothills of Mount Everest. An international research team will spend up to six weeks working at an altitude of more than 5,000 metres on the Khumbu glacier in Nepal and will be using a specially adapted car wash unit to drill up to 200 metres into the ice. Once the drilling has b..
Manhattanis the most densely populated borough but it might soon have the most envious skyline in the world with 'The Great Bend'. This 4,000 foot long U-shaped skyscraper is going to be the longest building in the world, surpassing Dubai's Burj Khalifa. The designer of the project, loannis Oikonomou,was inspired to design this magnificence after learning that an elevator was created which moves horizont..
NRI is not eligible to get Aadhaar Card While “Aadhaar” has been made mandatory for filing of Income Tax Return as well as for seeking PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi has now clarified that mandatory quoting of Aadhaar for PAN applications and filing Income Tax Return shall not apply to a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) as he/she is not elig..
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