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Chairman of Kuwait Engineers Society Eng Faisal Al-Attal expressed his disappointment about the large number of unemployed Kuwaiti engineers who have been on the government’s waiting list for employment for many years, reports Al-Qabas daily. He said their numbers reached 2,000 recently, indicating that unemployment has pushed many of them to take up jobs such as call center agents which are not of their fields of specialty. Al-Attal revealed ..
Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah said the ministry has completed nearly 80 percent of the goals of a health survey that aims at early discovery of hearing disabilities in newborns. Sheikh Basel was speaking during the opening of a conference on the latest developments in throat and vocal cord surgeries, which ended yesterday. He said the survey, which was launched in 2013, aims at taking quick treatment and rehabilitation measures while reducing..
Police have arrested two Egyptians for swindling a female member of the ruling family, identified only as Abeer, reports Al-Rai daily. The suspects reportedly convinced the victim to join their real estate business and ‘escaped’ with KD 580,000, Subsequently, a complaint was filed with a police station by the victim’s representative. The daily also added, according to the victim she was given a cheque for the amount as guarantee but th..
A staff warrant officer of the Ground Forces was killed and another injured while on duty due to a military vehicle accident, Kuwait General Staff announced Friday. The accident killed the driver of the military vehicle Staff Warrant Officer Rakan Hadlan of the 35th Shaheed Armored Brigade, and injured his colleague Warrant Officer Malhan Nassar, the Defense Ministry’s directorate of moral guidance and public relations said in a statement. The..
Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant, a study has found. However, the research also shows that women with asthma who use long-acting asthma preventers conceive as quickly as other women. The results, published in European Respiratory Journal, provide reassurance for asthmatic women that using inhaled corticosteroids to prevent symptoms does not appear to reduce fertility. "Five to 1..
The Airports Authority of India(AAI)is in the process of installing sanitary napkin vending machines at airportsacross the country. The first machine was installed at Indore Airport last October and since then several airports in places like Kolkata, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Port Blair, Trivandrum, Vishakhapatnam, Vadodara, Pune, Guwahati, Varanasi and Surat have already got these machines. AAI chief Guruprasad Mohapatra said: "Insta..
The government has asked the Reserve Bank of India to complete preparations for the field trial of Rs 10 notes soon. These notes are expected to first hit Mysuru, Kochi, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar and Shimla. The move is expected to save cost to the exchequer and give an enhanced life to the currency notes as opposed to the paper currency notes. The RBI is also expected to inject enhanced security features to the new plastic notes which will make coun..
Roger Federerbecame the oldest world number one on Friday when the 20-time Grand Slam title winner reached the semi-finals of the RotterdamOpen. The 36-year-old Swiss overcame an early setback to beat Robin Haaseof the Netherlands 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 and will replace old rival Rafael Nadalat the top of the rankings. "What an amazing run it's been, to be number one again means a lot to me," Federersai..
While automakers sketch out a world of sleek and silent electric cars or even self-driving pods that are more den than dragster, the all-electric future is farther off than it may appear. Car companies, starting with Volvo last summer, have laid out plans to electrify entire lineups of vehicles. But the fine print makes it clear that the coming decade and beyond will focus not just on massive battery packs powering electric motors, but also on addin..
A math teacher from India is being hailed as a hero after she got her class to hunker down despite the Florida school shooter setting off the fire alarm to draw students out of their classrooms. Shanthi Vishwanathan, called "Mrs V" by her students, knew something wasn't right when the second fire alarm of the day sounded shortly before classes were to end at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, and rather than let her Algebra II students ou..
Scientists have confirmed nearly 100 new planets outside our solar system, bringing the total number of exoplanets found using NASA's K2 mission to almost 300. "We started out analysing 275 candidates, of which 149 were validated as real exoplanets. In turn, 95 of these planets have proved to be new discoveries," said Andrew Mayo, doctoral student at the Technical University of Denmark. "This research has been underway since t..
A follow up team at the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development visited the new Farwaniya Hospital project’s site yesterday. The project is expected to finish by the end of December 2019, said Assistant Secretary for Planning and Follow Up Bader Al-Rifae. The project contains four buildings, the main one with a capacity of 955 beds, outpatient clinics, a heliport, 157 dental clinics and a multi-storey car parking..
The current crisis related to Filipino labor force has created scarcity in availability of domestic workers and led to hike in the relevant costs, which will soon reach KD 2,000. This happened when Manila joined Indonesia and India in banning its citizens from working in Kuwait. The Philippines has demanded Kuwait to ensure its labor force is treated equally as Kuwaitis “in everything in accordance to the international laws”. Several..
A fun ride on a go-kart at an amusement park in Pinjore, near here, turned tragic for the family of a 28-year-old woman, who died after her hair got stuck in the chain of the racing machine and then swirled around its rear wheel. As the victim's hair got stuck, she was pulled backwards with a jerk. The entire hair on her head got pulled out within seconds along with part of the scalp. The family and onlookers were shocked as they witnessed the ..
Bypassing the congested city centre and the arterial roads, you could take a 15-minute helicopter ride from the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) to Electronics City from February 21. The heli-taxi service, announced late last year, will cost about Rs 3,500. Once the service is expanded, heli-taxis could be linked to 90 helipads identified across the city, as Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) managing director and CEO, Hari Marar puts ..
Consuming more than two servings of yogurt per week may lower the risk of developing heart disease or stroke, a study claims. High blood pressure or hypertension is a major cardiovascular disease risk factor. Clinical trials have previously demonstrated beneficial effects of dairy consumption on cardiovascular health. Yogurt may independently be related to cardiovascular disease risk, according to the study published in the American Journal of H..
When Aasif Khancomes out of Apollo hospitalon Friday, many may consider him a dead man walking. For, 12 days ago, the 22-year-old engineer from Aligarhsuffered a massive cardiac arrestand his heart did not beat for nearly an hour. The medical miracle that put Aasif back on his feet began with a stroke of luck: the cardiac arrest happened inside the hospital while doctors were examining him for acute chest pain. As soon as ..
Assistant secretary general for planning and development at the Secretariat General of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development Bader Al-Refai said 47 percent of the new Sabah Hospital project has been completed and the project is expected to be concluded next year with a total cost of KD 179 million. Speaking to reporters yesterday during a field visit to the project site organized by the programs and plans follow-up department, Refai said th..
A 38 year old Kuwaiti woman was admitted to hospital with severe abdominal swelling.It was found to be tumor in the left ovary.Dean of the Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty at Kuwait Institute for Medical Specializations (KIMS), Obstetrics, Gynecology and tumor surgery consultant Dr Waleed Fahad Al-Jassar performed the surgery on the patient.Doctors managed to remove a benign tumor weighing 16 kilograms from the patient’s ovary yesterday.Dr ..
The Arab drivers of two heavy vehicles were arrested for attempting to smuggle large quantities of commodities subsidized by the Kuwaiti government for its citizens as well as 90 latest smartphones out of the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily Salmi Customs Supervisor Mater Al- Saeedi explained that customs officers at Salmi border checkpoint suspected two heavy vehicles that were heading to the same Arab country and inspected them to find large quantit..
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has said that it faces a contingent liability in respect of letters of undertaking (LoUs) that have been fraudulently issued to Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi groups. The bank wrote letters to all major lenders on Wednesday, informing them of the fraud. Banks, which have lent on the basis of the LoUsissued by PNB, have an exposure close to Rs 11,000 crore. LoUs are like a bank guarantee that undertake to pay lenders if borr..
A former student armed with an AR-15 rifle opened fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 people, officials said, in a harrowing shooting spree that saw terrified students hiding in closets and under desks as they texted for help. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel identified the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland who had been expelled for "disciplinary reaso..
A massive chunk of a martian meteorite will be carried onboard NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission, to serve as target practice for a high-precision laser on the rover's arm. The ambitious Mars 2020 rover will collect samples from the red planet's surface that a future mission could potentially return to Earth, NASA said. One of the rover's many tools will be a laser designed to illuminate rock features as fine as a human hair. Th..
A couple in Bengal has proved that love is not just about buying each other roses and gifts - it is about staying put even when the going gets tough. Subhas and Mithu, residents of Lakshmikantapur's Poler Haat, went to hell and back after the former was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, but refused to give up on their relationship. In June 2015, doctors informed 44-year-old Subhas that only a liver transplantcould save his life...
Kuwait Municipality has warned Kuwaiti and expatriate shop owners and hawkers who make brisk business by selling or advertising foam during the National Days festivities to abandon the idea, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting the source noted the Municipality will enforce the stiffests penalty against perpetrators of the act. He said expatriates found culpable will be deported, noting files could be referred to the Public Authority for Manpower..
Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr Hamed Al-Azmi announced on Tuesday formation of an investigative committee consisting of three bodies from outside the Ministry of Education to probe the death of student Issa Al-Bloushi. The Minister was commenting on MPs’ statements during the ordinary session of the National Assembly today regarding the incident, with one lawmaker charging that Al-Bloushi died after he was beaten by ..
Trying to shed those extra kilos? Chewing slowly and refraining from eating for two hours before bedtime may help, scientists say. Changes in eating habits were strongly associated with lower obesity and weight (BMI), and smaller waist circumference, according to researchers from Kyushu University in Japan. The findings are based on health insurance data for nearly 60,000 people with diabetes in Japan who submitted claims and had regular health ..
Looking beyond Delhi which has long been in focus due to its bad air quality, the Centre has decided to launch dedicated air pollution abatement programmes soon in around 100 additional cities with a target to reduce pollution levels in each of these cities by 35% in the next three years and 50% in the next five years. It’ll be part of the Centre’s ongoing National Clean Air Programmewhere the environment ministry in coordination wit..
'Oumuamua - the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system - has experienced a violent past, causing it to tumble around chaotically for many billions of years, a study suggests The object flew through our solar system in October and was originally thought to be a comet, then it was later revealed as a cigar-shaped asteroid. Since October, researchers at the Queen's University Belfast have been analysing the brightness mea..
An agreement to give Indian Navy access to the Duqm port in Oman will have far-reaching consequences for India’s strategic reach westwards and in the Indian Ocean. Seen together with the agreement with the UAE for joint naval exercises in the Persian Gulfin March, India is making slow but sure progress in pitching its presence in the area. Last month, India and Seychelles overcame domestic opposition in the island nation to sign a revised ..
Second Press Release on Amnesty This is in continuation to Embassy’s earlier Press Release dated 30th January 2018,  conveying guidelines to Indian community regarding directives of  Ministry of Interior, Kuwait, that violators of ‘Residency Rules’ can leave the country without paying fine/penalty(in eligible cases).         All eligible Indian expatriates without valid Visa/Residency are once again requested..
Environmental expert Dr Ali Khuraibet said truffles growing in the desert of Kuwait and other parts of the Arab Peninsula have numerous health benefits but they could be harmful if taken in excess, reports Al-Anba daily. For his part, Deputy Director General for Technical Affairs at the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Engineer Mohammad Al-Anzi says there’s no indication that the quantity of truffles in the market is too small. He noted the wild..
An Asian expatriate was arrested in possession of 62 bottles of imported liquor in Hawally area. According to security sources, Hawally securitymen were patrolling the area when they noticed a man speeding off as soon as he saw the patrol vehicle nearby. Following a chase, securitymen forced the man to pull over and checked his details to discover he is an Asian expatriate. They checked his vehicle and found 62 bottles of imported liquor. He was arreste..
A song from an upcoming Malayalam film and a young actor it features are breaking the internet and redefining its 'trending' staples. The video of Manikya malaraya poovi, the song from the film Oru Adaar Love, has clocked a staggering seven million views on YouTube in three days. The song has set off thousands of memes, almost all featuring the girl who does the star turn in just about 20 seconds - 18-year-old Priya Prakash Varrier, from Thr..
Overnight intercity travelcould soon get faster as railwaysplans to run trains at a speed of 200-250 kmph on new high speed corridors to be announced in April this year. Railways minister Piyush Goyalhas given the task to the railway board to identify high speed corridors and work on cutting the cost of construction by less than half. A highly placed source said the minister has plan to announce 10,000 km of new high speed corridors ..
South Western Railway (SWR) has released an app through which one can buy such tickets online. The 'UTS' app allows a passenger to book four tickets from the nearest station within five kilometres of their position. Passengers can also cancel tickets, get/renew season tickets and buy platform tickets through the app. For registration, the app demands information including name and address, frequently travelling routes and payment options..
With assets worth Rs 177 crore, ChandrababuNaidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, is the richest CM in the country. Giving him company in this exclusive club, are the chief ministers of Arunachal PradeshPema Khandu, whose assets are worth Rs 129 crore, and Punjab CM, Amarinder Singh, who has Rs 48 crore to his name. An analysis of the self sworn affidavits filed by chief ministers of 29 states and two Union Territories throws up..
AMAZON.COM LAUNCHES BOOK OF GOAN WRITER Kuwait, Feb 2018: ‘If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it,’ says a well-known quote. A new book entitled ‘A Rose is Not Just a Rose’, written by Gasper Crasto, a Goan based in Kuwait, has been launched on Readers are sure to relish reading this inimitable piece., an American e-c..
Parliamentary Panel unanimously rejected the controversial proposal submitted by MP Safaa Al-Hashem targetting the expatriates in this country. Her proposal to impose a fee of KD 1,000 on any expatriate applying for driver’s license, annual renewal fee of KD 500 and extra KD 500 for the renewal of vehicle documents was rejected by the panel. The rejected proposal also called for the dismissal of applications for renewing the documents o..
Tulu Koota Kuwait – Blood Donation Camp Kuwait: Tulu Koota Kuwait is organizing a Blood Donation Campaign at Kuwait Central Blood Bank, Jabriya on Friday, February 16, 2018.  It’s a wonderful day to thank those who give blood so other can live, and if you can give blood and not donated yet, then it’s a wonderful day to start.  It just takes 10 minutes for you to save three lives and it is something that will make yo..
A Kuwaiti has filed a complaint with the Residence Affairs Investigation Department accusing an unidentified person of recruiting a domestic helper under his sponsorship in 2003 and then reported her absconding without his knowledge, reports Al-Shahed daily. The complainant said he was shocked when he found his file blocked and unable to complete any transaction before paying for the air ticket of the maid who is in police custody. He added the fi..
People who frequently crack jokes about themselves to gain approval of others have greater levels of psychological well-being, a study has found. The findings, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, contradict some of the research carried out to date in the psychology of humour. Up until now, a significant deal of the research literature has suggested that self-defeating humour is exclusively associated with negative ps..
An engineer raised in Mumbai, Vikas Sathaye, was part of the team that bagged the scientific and engineering award at the Oscars 2018 Scientific and Technical Awards on Saturday. The four-member team was honoured at the Beverly Hillsceremony "for the concept, design, engineering and implementation of the Shotover K1 Camera System", which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesdescribes as a "six-axis stabilised aerial ..
India's financial capital Mumbai, with a total wealth of USD 950 billion, has been named among the top 15 wealthiest cities globally, while New York topped the list, says a report. According to a report by New World Wealth, the economic hub of India is the 12th wealthiest city, followed by Toronto with a total wealth of USD 944 billion, Frankfurt (14th, USD 912 billion) and Paris (15th, USD 860 billion). Total wealth refers to the private we..
Air traffic controllers handling the Vistara and Air Indiaflights that came dangerously close in Mumbai airspace last Wednesday (Feb 7) have been suspended. Investigators are probing if in those tense seconds — when the two planes with 261 passengers on them — had to be pulled apart, there was some confusion in the controller's coordination with the two cockpits which were both manned by women at that time. AI's Airbus&n..
TAMILNADU MUSLIM CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (TMCA), KUWAIT Announcement of  FORMATION OF NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (2018-2019) The Election Committee of TMCA, formed as per its Constitution, conducted the electoral process and nominated the following officials as its new Executive Committee for the term 2018 – 2019:   Karaikal S.M. ARIF MARICAr – PRESIDENT – MOB: 9786 9749 ..
Saudi women need not wear the abaya — the loose-fitting, full-length robes symbolic of religious faith — a senior member of the top Muslim clerical body said, another indication of the Kingdom’s efforts towards modernisation. On his radio programme, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, said Muslim women should dress modestly, but this did not necessitate wearing the abaya. “More than 90 perce..
The Kuwait Ministry of Interior said that it has prevented an attempt to hack its website.In a press statement the public relations department said the site was kept offline for some time as a precautionary measure in line with relevant strategy and plan to address such bids.The site is back to normal in record time and the database are intact,the statement added.Investigation is underway to identify the hacker and bring him to accountability. =====..
A Bangladeshi expatriate was arrested in possession of 3,978 fake state revenue stamps worth more than KD 10,000, reports Al-Anba daily. According to security sources, police raided the suspect’s apartment and confiscated the fake stamps, two high resolution printers and two hard disks. They arrested the suspect, who confessed about his tie-up with expatriates working in various governmental bodies. Police have launched investigations to find his ..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan today as the two sides signed five agreements including a historic pact awarding a consortium of Indian oil companies a 10 per cent stake in offshore oil concession. Modi, who arrived here from Jordan on the second leg of his three-nation tour, was received by Mohammed Bin Zayed and other members of the Royal family at the airport. The two..
Bengaluru's Regional Reference Standard Laboratory (RRSL) is all set to join the league of time keepers of the nation. The laboratory that offers calibration services for weighing and measuring instruments of the industry in the region, will soon get an atomic cesium clock as part of the Centre's Rs 100 crore upgradation plans. Besides Bengaluru, the amount will be spent on upgrading RRSLs at Faridabad, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Bhubaneshw..
In a first, scientists have successfully produced human kidney tissue within a living organism which is able to produce urine, a significant milestone in the development of treatment for kidney disease. Kidney glomeruli - constituent microscopic parts of the organ - were generated from human embryonic stem cells grown in plastic laboratory culture dishes containing a nutrient broth known as culture medium, containing molecules to promote kidney deve..
This was as close as it gets. On February 7, a Vistaraflight descended to an altitude where an Air Indiaaircraft was flying in the opposite direction, and the two planes then sped towards each other before a midair collision was averted by a few seconds. The near-miss is being seen as the closest shave witnessed in Indian skies in years. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has grounded two Vistara pilots. However, Vistara sour..
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for medical aspirants on May 6. Announcing the date for the nationwide test, the board opened registration for candidates from Thursday midnight. The online application of the NEET aspirants from India and abroad will be accepted by the CBSE till March 9 till 23:50 hrs. (Indian Standard Time). Students of all government-recognized secondar..
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have said they have succeeded in growing human eggs in the laboratory for the first time, offering new hope for fertility treatments. Experts believe the latest development could not only help the understanding of how human eggs develop but open the door to a new approach to fertility preservation for women at risk of premature fertility loss such as those undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy. While t..
Railwayshas initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate services against more than 13,000 employees who are on unauthorised absence for a long time. The move came after railways minister Piyush Goyalasked the top brass to launch a massive drive to identify long term absentees in various railway establishments. During the drive, it was found that more than 13,000 out of 13 lakh workforce were absent from service f..
A fire break out in a Salmiya building and after receiving the call firefighters rushed to the scene.They found an Asian couple jumped from their second floor balcony to escape the blaze.They extinguished the fire and investigating the cause of the fire. =======================================================================..
A manhunt has been launched by the Interpol to arrest and investigate a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife, the prime suspects in the death of a Filipina woman whose body was found inside a freezer on Wednesday at the couple’s apartment in Al-Shaab area, disclosed Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa to the Arab Times. “We have met with the Director of the Criminal Evidences Department today and he informed us that the remain..
Bangladesh's ex-premier Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case, a setback for the opposition BNP chief as she can be barred from contesting the next general election slated for December. Zia, 72, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in the capital, Dhaka, in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million takas (USD 252,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust. In the same case, her son T..
Over five lakh students decided to skip the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Board examinations following what the officials claim crackdown on the organised copying mafia and strict invigilation this year. Board sources here said that over two lakh students skipped the examinations on the very first day and this number swelled to over five lakh on the second day. Sources claimed that the number of students caught using unfair means at the examinations als..
A new blood test could identify patients who are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases after suffering a heart attack, scientists say. The research published in the European Heart Journal may help scientists to identify new targets for reducing the risk and eventually lead to more effective treatments. Researchers, led by Professor Rob Storey from the University of Sheffield in the UK, analysed blood plasma samples from more than ..
Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Marsby dragging the flat box across the rocky sand. When the geo-radar stops working, the two walk back to their all-terrain vehicles and radio colleagues at their nearby base camp for guidance. They can't turn to their mission command, far off in the Alps, because communications from there are delayed 10 minute..
THE INDIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, KUWAIT LAUNCHES MOBILE APPLICATION & WEB PORTAL The Indian Community School, Kuwait has launched its web portal and mobile application, ICSK Cloud for parents and students. This is the latest initiative by the school to induce technology into the education system.The mobile application provides an easy access to all student related matters, both academic and non-academic. ICSK is the first ..
Air India and Air India Express has the following to offer for the passengers availing amnesty upto22nd Feb 2018. FOR AIRINDIA FLIGHTS DEPARTING FROM KUWAIT Fares all inclusive starting from* GOA ------------------------KD 55 ..
Customs officers at the Salmi border post have arrested an unidentified Egyptian for attempting to smuggle out of the country subsidized foodstuff, reports Al-Rai daily. During interrogation the man said he bought the foodstuff from an open makeshift market in Jleeb Al- Shuyoukh. He also said he would sell the foodstuff in Egypt for profit. The officers have seized from the man 100 cans of powder milk and six sacks – three each of sugar and ri..
An Indian civil engineer who sneaked on to the Sharjah International Airport runway and created quite the scene told Khaleej Times that he acted out love for his fiancee and that "I am a free man and our life is ours to do what we want". The 26-year-old, identified as RK, was arrested by the Sharjah Police after he climbed the airport wall and breached the runway, in an attempt to board a plane without his passport, which was being held b..
The remains of a Filipina were found inside a freezer at an apartment in Al-Shaab area. The body, believed to have been kept inside the freezer for over one year, was uncovered shortly after the Filipino government suspended the recruitment of workers to Kuwait amid threats of withdrawing those who are currently working in the country. Security operatives who discovered the crime had gone to the apartment to evict the tenant based on a court order, ..
On the historic launch of the world's most powerful rocket of Space X's Falcon Heavyrocket, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Dr K Sivan on Wednesday called it "a quantum leap in space technology. I want to congratulate Elon Muskon the significant accomplishment". The Falcon Heavy rocket, which has the lifting capability of 63 tonnes, is carrying Elon Musk's cherry red TeslaRoadster sports ..
An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth's atmosphere - and falling from it, according to a study. The finding may explain why genetically identical viruses are often found in very different environments around the globe, researchers said. The study marks the first time scientists have quantified the viruses being swept up from the Earth's surface into the free troposphere, the layer of atmosphere beyond Earth'..
After being happily married for 15 years, the lives of an Indian couple visiting Dubai for the first time came to a tragic end after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a truck. While the accident killed the husband on the spot, his wife succumbed to heavy head injuries mid-air in an air ambulance. The Indian tourist couple, Dinesh Kawad (39) and Neetu Jain Kawad (38), passengers of the minivan that was on its way to a desert safari, ..
K-Tic towards the amnesty period given by the Kuwait Government *Activities of Kuwait Tamil Islamic Committee (K-Tic) towards the amnesty period given by the Kuwait Government* The day since Kuwait Government announced the Amnesty to the public, which is 23.01.2018, Kuwait Tamil Islamic Committee (K-Tic) initiated its activities. Even prior to that, K-Tic raised and continued its voice for the sake of wage affair for th..
A car stopped in the middle of the road and obstructed the traffic in Ardiya.Motorists called police after he did not respond fro any call.Police arrived and found him sleeping inside his car under the influence of drugs.They found a hashish cigarette was still burning in his hand.They opened the door and found more drugs with him.He was a Sudanese national.He was arrested and referred to Drugs Control General Department. ===========================..
An Indian couple – 35 years old man and a 33-year-old woman – died inside a room in Kabad, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the couple died after inhaling toxic gas from the burning charcoal, which they had lit to protect themselves from cold. Without going into more details, the daily said the remains of the couple have been referred to Forensics.-A.T. ==========================================================================..
The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off today on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster to an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines and rumbled into the blue sky over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon four decades ago. "Wow, did you..
Drinking extremely hot tea may increase the risk of oesophageal cancer by up to five times, especially if a person also consumes alcohol and is a smoker, a study has warned. The research, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, found that drinking very hot tea, along with smoking and drinking alcohol, was linked to an increased risk of squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus. Although the exact mechanism is not known, research ha..
An Emiriti businessman who was convicted of fraud and writing a bad cheque worth 31 million dirham to pay for the Abu DhabiNo.1 licence plate will have to spend three years in jail after an appeals court confirmed an earlier sentence, a media report said on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Emirati had bought the special plate in November 2016 at an auction in Abu Dhabi for a whopping 31 million dirham ($84,39,750). In 2016, the UAE media had identi..
An Indian man today won $1 million at theDubai Duty Free Millennium draw, joining the long list of Indian nationals who have turned millionaires through the raffle. To date, there are 124 Indian nationals who have won a $1 million each in the Dubai Duty Free Millennium Millionairepromotion since its inception in 1999. Bangalore-based Toms Arackal Manijoined the long list of Dubai Duty Free dollar millionaires when his..
A week after scientists in China announced that they had grown new ears for five children born with a defect in one of their ears, a group of doctors and scientists in Chennai on Tuesday displayed an earthat they claimed to have grown in a lab. Scientists at SRM Universitysay early animal experiments show chunks of ear cartilage cells they grew in a culture flask and 3D printed replica continued to grow when they were implanted in rabbits...
Al-Qabas reported that the impact of Saudi Arabia's decision to impose a selective tax on cigarettes by 100 percent has negatively impacted the cigarette market in Kuwait over the past three months, reducing the amount of cigarettes sold or supplied to associations or retail outlets such as grocery stores. After the weekly flow of the "grocery" was between 3 to 4 balls of cigarettes, (the carton is worth 340 dinars) only one carton..
Fire broke out in a flat on the ground floor of a six-storied building with a basement in Hawally area due to explosion of gas cylinders, resulting in 12 casualties, most of whom suffered from smoke inhalation. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the flat on fire, firefighters rushed to the location with securitymen and paramedics. After evacuating all the people in the vicinity,..
In NovemberThe Ministry of Commerce and Industrybanned some agricultural products(lettuce, peppers, onions, guava)from the Arab Republic of Egypt due to stringent conditions including: Attaching a health certificate with each consignment of those items to the country via the ports. Certificate of analysis of pest residues in agricultural products. On followup to lift the ban, the ministry decided..
CPM Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's elder son who is facing allegations of financial fraud in the UAE is now facing a travel ban in connection with the case. The ban, issued on February 1, has restricted Binoy Balakrishnan, who is in Dubai now, from travelling out and directed him to deposit his passport in a court's safe. The case pertains to the repayment of AED 1 million (about Rs 1.74 crore). Hasan Ismaeel Abdulla Almarzooqi..
Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world's busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017. The airport offered the statistics in a statement released today. It comes after airport saw 83.6 million passengers in 2016. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths says he expects the airport to see 90.3 million passengers in 2018. Dubai International Airport first sur..
Even as stent prices have been capped, the cost of the three main consumables used in angioplasty have, in many cases, become even more expensive than stents as hospitals try to make up for the huge margins they lost on stents. The modus operandi is same as in the case of stents before the price cap. Though the consumables are bought at a third or less of the maximum retail price (MRP) printed on them, hospitals charge patients the MRP. The to..
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The Financial Investigation Unit, which looks into money laundering and financing terrorism cases, has asked banks to tighten control over cash deposits through automated teller machines (ATMs), reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. In a recent meeting with the antimoney laundering and terrorism financing officials in banks, the unit stressed the need to open the banks’ eyes in monitoring ATM deposits, especially if such deposits are ..
The remains of three people — two Kuwaitis and an Egyptian — who were found dead in their respective homes in three separate incidents in Salmiya, Fahaheel and Maidan Hawalli have been referred to the Forensics, reports Al- Rai daily. Initial Forensic report has not ruled out murder. Personnel from the Criminal Evidences Department are investigating the deaths to unravel the mystery in each case. In the first incident, a security source ..
Mumbai airport, the busiest single-runway airport in the world, broke its own record when it handled 980 arrivals and landings in 24 hours on January 20. "Before this, on December 6, the airport had landed 974 flights," said a Mumbai International AirportPvt Ltd spokesperson. Though India's second largest airport has the record breaking numbers, Gatwick airport, UK's second largest airport, is still the most efficient single-runw..
Crash diets - that involve drastically cutting calorie consumption for a few weeks - may harm heart function and reduce the organ's ability to pump blood, an Oxford study has found. Patients with heart disease should seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet, researchers suggest. "Crash diets, also called meal replacement programmes, have become increasingly fashionable in the past few years," said Jennifer Rayner..
Multinational companies continue to produce and sell unregulated antibiotics in India, worsening the problem of antimicrobial resistance in the country and impeding efforts to fight drug resistance globally, a UK study said. The report, to be made public on Monday by researchers at Queen Mary University of Londonand Newcastle University, said millions of antibiotic pills in the Indian market have not been regulated in India, the UK or US. The re..
The Kuwaiti Surgeons Association in cooperation with the Health Promotion Department of the Ministry and Kuwaiti Medical Students Society at Kuwait University ,organized national campaign to stop the bleeding during accidents and injuries at the Avenues Complex on Saturday. On the sidelines of the opening of thecampaignMinister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah stressed the importance of the national campaign to stop the bl..
Doha Bank- at Mumbai- kochi at Chennai Branch After our successful establishment of branches in Mumbai and Kochi, we take immense pleasure in launching of our third branch in India - in Chennai. The branch will be offering state of the art Banking Services to our customers. While the branch will be soft launched and would start its operations by Feb 2018, the formal inauguration of the new branch is expected by Mar 2018.  ..
Al-Anba daily quoting sources reports thatKuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has taken the necessary steps to put the first batch of expatriate marginal employees under contractors and private companies where it owns 75 percent shares. Sources said KPC has determined 150 jobs occupied by expatriates such as secretaries, correspondents, telephone operators, mandoubs (company representatives), stationary employees, administrative coordinators, telex..
The Vice- Chairman of Shu’aiba Refinery Sale Committee at Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Mohammad Saud Al-Shammari disclosed that Kuwait has taken necessary preliminary official steps toward selling Shu’aiba Refinery through an international bidding to be held in May, 2018. Al-Shammari explained that each of units of the refinery will be sold separately. He noted several companies from Nigeria, India, America and Germany have i..
Three Egyptians and a Bedoun gang were arrested for breaking into restaurants in Hawally, Capital, Farwaniya and Jahra governorates and stealing from the till machines. Ministry of Interior's General Department of Public Relations and Security Media explained that security authorities, after receiving a number of reports of thefts in restaurants in a similar fashion, formed a team for investigations. After identifying the thieves and their whe..
Scientists have identified a combination of bacteria that appears to increase the risk of colon cancer, a finding that could lead to new ways to more effectively screen for and ultimately prevent colon cancer. Through a series of experiments, the researchers were able to pinpoint ways in which the two species of bacteria -- Bacteroides fragilis and Escherichia coli -- promote inflammation and break down the mucus layer of the colon. "It is t..
A day after Kerala Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac proposed spending curbs to turn around the state's bleak financial situation, Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan has found himself defending his purchase of a pair of spectacles at Rs 49,900. Reports quoting from a communication by the Legislature Secretariat, received under RTI by Kochi-based lawyer D B Binu, said Sreeramakrishnan €“ the CPM MLA from Ponnani €&l..
TheCentral Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) has withdrawn its policy of uniform assessment for classes VI to VIII, following objections from child rights' body,National Commission for Protection of Child Rights(NCPCR). According to the notification released, the CBSE has stated that "As per the decision of the governing body of the board, the earlier circular regarding the uniform system of assessment, examination ..
The Ministry of Health announced the tightening of procedures to control the screening of expatriate workers, noting that people will be re-examined suspected of carrying infectious viruses.Re-examination of medical test for four Egyptians held at the main labor screening center in the Shuwaikh area (blood tests for hepatitis B, C and HIV) and chest radiographs to detect TB in the TB control unit.The results showed a positive tes..
British paleontologists have discovered a rare 200 million-year-old Ichthyosaur specimen from a private collection 22 years after it was originally found. Ichthyosaurs were a type of sea-going reptile that lived during the time of the dinosaurs. The new fossil belongs to a rare species of "sea reptile" known as Wahlisaurusmassarae and is the second known specimen of the entire species. In 2016, Dean Lomaxpalaeontologist at t..



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