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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 ..
Ministry of Commerce and Industry confiscated six kilograms of faked golden crafts at the value of KD 80,000 (around $261,000) in various locations of Al- Mubarakeya and Al-Rai areas, and culprits were referred for prosecution, says KUNA. The confiscated jewelry is of duplication of international brands and is stuffed with nonprecious substances in order to increase the weight of the gold goods, and the shops also sell them as being purely gold good..
After an overhaul of indirect tax regime, the Centre on Wednesday decided to review the 56-year-old Income Tax Law to bring it in sync with the economic needs of the country. The government has set up a seven-member task force headed by Arbind Modi to review the Income Tax Act, 1961 and draft a new Direct Tax Law. Addressing the Rajaswa Gyan Sangam in September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked revenue officials to re-draft the Income Tax ..
The government on Wednesday recommended an ordinance to significantly tighten the norms to bar promoters of companies facing insolvency proceedings from bidding for the ailing entities, in a move that will shut out several business families from vying with competitors and overseas funds. Apart from seeking to ban bidding by wilful defaulters, the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code will be amended to disqualify a tainted promoter in control of an enti..
Thus they created history in Indian Navy, by becoming the first woman pilot and the first batch of female officers at the Naval Armament Inspection(NAI) branch, which were considered a male bastion so far. They were inducted in the force on Wednesday, at an impressive passing out ceremony in the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, in Kannur, in which as many as 328 cadets of the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and two overseas cadets, one each fr..
People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday. The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers. Three or four cups a day confer the greatest ..
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Chief Executive Officer of the Health Assurance Hospitals Company — Dhaman, Dr Ahmed Al-Saleh denied rumors circulated on social media alleging health insurance fee will be increased to KD 130 from early next year. Dr Al-Saleh noted it is impossible to increase insurance fee before inaugurating the Dhaman hospitals in 2020. He stressed the company will organize a press conference in a couple of days to correct the wrong information passed to t..
The Criminal Court has sentenced 4 expatriates – 3 nurses, and a lab technician – working for the Ministry of Health to five years imprisonment, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the four employees were arrested after they were caught forging medical test results of three expatriates who are suffering from hepatitis. The suspects reportedly issued the ‘FIT’ certificate in return for money. According to the verdict the three..
NASA has successfully tested a supersonic landing parachute that will be deployed in its Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020. The mission will rely on a special parachute to slow the spacecraft down as it enters the Martian atmosphere at over 5.4 kilometres per second. Preparations for this mission have provided, for the first time, dramatic video of the parachute opening at supersonic speed. The Mars 2020 mission will seek signs of anc..
In a development that will revolutionalise the satellite launch system in the country, Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) is developing a small launch vehicle that can be assembled in just three days as compared to 30-40 days for a normal-sized PSLVand can be built at a cost which will be just one-tenth the original manufacturing cost of a PSLV. The manufacturing cost of a launch vehicle is generally in the range of Rs 150 crore to Rs 500 cr..
Uber said today that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year. "None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it," said a statement from chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over at the ride-sharing giant in August. Two members of the Uber information security team who "led the response" that included not alerting users that their ..
Come 2018 and domestic flyers out of Kolkata, Ahmebadad and Vijayawada will whiz through airports if they link their Aadhaar number to air tickets at the time of booking. Airports Authority of India(AAI) will implement the government's ambitious "digi yatra" programme as a pilot project early next year from these three airports and then roll out this Aadhaar-based seamless travel experience at other airports. Under the Aadhaar-based..
UP NRI FORUM KUWAIT ANNOUNCES FREE HEALTH CHECKUP CAMP On Friday, 01/DECEMBER/2017 As a part of our responsibilities to the society, we the members of UP NRI Forum in association with Indian Doctors Forum (IDF) Kuwaitare going to organize a Mega Health Check-up Camp on Friday, 01/December/2017 from 07.00 AM to 12.00 PM (Noon) at Salmiya Indian Model School (SIMS),Block 12, Al Mughaerabin Shu’ba Street,K..
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 KP..
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..
There may be a significant increase in the numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world in 2018, warn scientists who have found that variations in the speed of the Earth's rotation may trigger intense seismic activity. Although fluctuations in the rotation are small and may only change the length of a day by one millisecond, they could lead to the release of vast amounts of underground energy, researchers said. "The correlation b..
In a step towards outsourcing its launch vehicle programme, the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) is planning a joint venture with a consortium of companies where a space rocket will be completely built by the private industry. Speaking on the sidelines of an international seminar on 'Indian Space Programme' here, Isro chairman A S Kiran Kumarsaid, "The target for such a (fully privately built) launch vehicle is 2020-..
Infosys co-founder and Chairman Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini Nilekani have decided to pledge half of their wealth for philanthropy. With this, the Nilekani has become the fourth Indian and second tech magnate from Bengaluru to join The Giving Pledge, the philanthropy movement started by US billionaires Bill Gates, his wife Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in August 2010. Nilekani family's networth is currently pegged at $1.7 billion (..
Britainhas congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari on being re-electedto the International Court of Justice and said it will continue to cooperate closely with India at the United Nations and globally. Bhandariwas re-elected to the last seat of the Hague-based ICJ after Britain withdrew its candidate from the election. India's nominee Bhandari received 183-193 votes in the General Assembly and secured all the 15 votes in t..
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 reg..
Customs officers at the Sa’ad Al-Abdullah International Airport have arrested two Indians who arrived from an unidentified GCC country for attempting to smuggle 14 kilos of marijuana into the country, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the drugs were neatly hidden inside a bag. The suspects and the contraband have been referred to the General Department for Drugs Control.-A.T. ===========================================================..
The Kerala government is drawing up an ambitious programme to construct over 500 public toilet complexes across the state to realise the objectives of complete Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The complexes, comprising over 3,000 toilet seats, is envisaged to be built in densely populated urban centres, including beaches, parks, beside national and state highways, tourism centres and at the premises of major state-run institutions, including polic..
Paving the way for India to get instant access to details on Indians with Swiss accounts, a key parliamentary panel in Switzerland has approved an automatic information exchange pact between the two countries. The Commission for Economic Affairsand Taxes of the Council of States approved the proposed pact with India as also with 40 other countries, but suggested strengthening the provisions for individual legal claims. It has asked t..
When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine as soon as he had his knee repaired. As a soccer player who competed through college and then on recreational teams, he knew that ACL injuries could be debilitating but also that orthopaedics could fix them. He figured that he would miss a season, but that he could play and coach the game he loved for the rest of his life. Four years later, his knee ..
Eighteen-year-old Zakir Ali Tyagi was just kidding when he asked, on Facebook, exactly how the river Ganga was a "living entity". He also went on to discuss the BJP's Ram Mandir plans. For these random comments on Facebook, the Muzaffarnagar teen was made to spend 42 days in jail, paying bribes even to use the toilet. He was picked up by the police this April, and booked under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC and Section 66 of the IT Act...
TVS Hyder Group, one of the leading cargo and Travels Company here in Kuwait celebrated its 17th year anniversary and the new venture “FLYTVS” - online Air ticket booking website launch on 11th November 2017 at Kuwait Teachers Society- Dasma, Event started at 5:30 PM with the prayer offered by Ms. Rafika and Moulavi Mohamed Ali Rashadi. FLYTVS, online website aims to make travel a better experi..
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..
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 ..
Customs officers at the Shuwaikh Port have confiscated and destroyed the imitation goods — bags, glasses, cell phone chargers and electrical appliances — coming from China, reports Al-Rai daily. According to sources the confiscated merchandize carried names of world renowned brands. Earlier the General Administration Customs was sending the cargo back to the point of origin but recently a decision has been taken to destroy the counterfeit go..
CPM's self-proclaimed 'cyber army' understandably sees red whenever Narendra Modi or his government is in the news, but this time over-enthusiasm has left the comrades red-faced. After news broke regarding the improved credit rating - the highest ever - Moody'shas accorded to India, Malayali trolls sympathetic to the Left started bombarding former Australian cricketer Tom Moody's Facebook page with obscenities, confusing..
An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history. Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Her win brings India on level with Venezuela as the countries with the most victories in the history of..
Owning a dog is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and death, a study claims. Scientists looked at over 3.4 million individuals aged between 40 and 80 years to study the association between dog ownership and cardiovascular health during the 12-year follow-up. The results showed that single dog owners had a 33 percent reduction in risk of death and 11 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease compared to single non..
NRIs and PIOs are not required to link bank accounts and other services with Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said on Friday, while instructing various implementation agencies to work out a mechanism to verify the status of such individuals. It said the Prevention of Money laundering Rules 2017 and the Income TaxAct clearly stipulate that the linking of bank accounts and PANrespectively, "is for those p..
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a notification regarding the recruitment to various posts on a deputation basis at the CBSE’s Delhi and other regional offices. Candidates who wish to apply for these posts can do so from the official website of the Board ( There are a total of 37 posts available and candidates are required to submit their applications both online and offline. The last date to submit onl..
To deal with growing passenger traffic, 10 additional immigration counters have become operational in the departure area of Delhi’s Indira GandhiInternational Airport. At least 10 more e-visa counters would also be made functional by the month-end, Union Home Ministry officials said. This was conveyed to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba at a high-level meeting, called to review plans being implemented to end inconvenience to passengers seeki..
In recent times, there's been much hue and cry with the change in the visa policy by the US government for Indian Students and IT professionals. But for many other international students, India is their Education hub. Bengaluru's cosmopolitan culture and the IT tag have attracted many international students to the city. Many seem to believe that when compared to other cities, Bengaluru is better in terms of safety, diversity, hospital..
That 'blue tick' Twitter verification sign might just disappear from verified handles for bad behaviour. The social networking giant on Thursday announced its decision to 'review' all its verified accounts, shooting off a warning tweet: "We will remove verification from accounts whose behaviour does not fall within the new guidelines." Firing the first salvo, Twitter removed the verification status of far-right white suprem..
Seeing the Moody's upgrade, preceded by a 30-spot jump in 'ease of business' rankings, as an endorsement of major initiatives like demonetisation, GST and Aadhaar, the government is set to pursue an unique and ambitious "1 billion-1 billion-1 billion" connectivity vision. This means one billion unique Aadhaar numbers, linked to one billion bank accounts and one billion mobiles. The target follows the success of demonetisation ..
Until My Last Breath I Will Dance"--The Popular Dancer Choreographer Ganesh Acharya Unique event management has organised press meet in new park hotel maidan hawally . Ms.Ajmera Khan Brand manager of the unique event management briefed about the contestants participants in AJA JHALAK DIKHLAJA Mr.James event organiser invited the guests and Bollywood actor dancer c..
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 prog..
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 ..
Acting Undersecretary for Public Security in the Ministry of Interior Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah issued a decision to deport two Egyptians who fought at the Fruits and Vegetables Market and caused mayhem in violation of Kuwaiti laws. The Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received report about a public brawl at the onion section of fruits and vegetable market and deployed a team of security operatives and paramedics to the scene. The offi..
International rating agency Moody's has upgraded India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. The rating agency has cited the government's implementation of its reform programme which includes introduction of the Goods and Services Tax, Aadhaar system of biometric accounts and direct benefit transfer schemes and measures taken to address bad loans in the ba..
JET AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES ATTRACTIVE FARES FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS ~Flash online fare sale to offer substantial savings on direct flights from cities from Kuwait to destinations in India and beyond~ Gulf, November 16, 2017: Following the success of itswinterpromotion that drew a great response last month, Jet Airways - India’s full-service, premier international airline, has announced a return of..
Daily consumption of nuts such as pistachios, peanuts and walnuts may improve cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions, a study claims. Researchers at Loma Linda University in the US found that some nuts stimulated several brain frequencies more than others. Pistachios, for instance, produced the greatest gamma wave response, which is critical for enhancing cognitive processing, information retention, learning, percepti..
Oxford Dictionaries will have a Hindi word of the year for 2017. The Hindi word of the year will be a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest this year. The chosen word should reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the year. It is not necessarily a new word, but should be one that is strongly linked somehow to 2017. This word of the year will be announced in January 2018. Oxford Dictionaries has called on Hindi ..
"I didn't know I was going to become this rich," says philanthropist Rohini Nilekani, when asked what moves her to give, "but when it became clear that I would come into money, I wanted to do good." The first chunk of Rs 100 crore that she got from the sale of Infosysshares in 2013 went entirely into Arghyam Foundationthat works on water and sanitation, which she set up in 2001. "Wealth has a real responsibi..
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 ..
Two unknown persons beat a Sri Lankan in Farwaniya, after which they stole his mobile phone and KD 60 cash from him, says Al-Seyassah. The victim filed a report at Farwaniya Police Station, saying the suspects were clad in sportswear and he does not know them. He disclosed he was walking in the area when the suspects stopped him only to beat him, grabbing his mobile phone and wallet which contained important documents and KD 60. He provided police with ..
Soon, national highways in Indiawill get star ratings on a scale of zero to five based on a survey of their safety parameters. The results of one such pilot survey will be out for Delhi-Mumbai and Mumbai-Chennai corridors of Golden Quadrilateral in the next few months. The survey is being carried out more than a decade after the country's fast ever mega highway programme was completed. International Road Assessment Programme (IRAP) i..
The Unique Identification Authority of India has approved the blueprint presented by telcos to operationalise new modes like OTP for Aadhaar-based SIM reverification of existing subscribers from December 1. "Their (telecom operators') plans have been approved... They have come and we have told them they will implement (the process) from December 1," UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said. The government last month had announced three n..
The government wants to map your address — residential or professional — digitally, something done by Aadhaar for an individual's verification. The department of posts - which is under the ministry of communications — has ordered a pilot project that will accord a six-character alphanumeric digital addressfor every property for three postal pin code locations. The idea is to provide e-locations (like on Google maps)..
NASA is testing a space nuclear reactor that could 'empower' future astronauts on the surface of Mars, by energising habitats and running on-the-spot processing equipment to transform resources on the red planet into oxygen, water and fuel. The pioneering Kilopower reactor represents a small and simple approach for long-duration, sun-independent electric power for space or extraterrestrial surfaces. Offering prolonged life and reliabilit..
INDIANS IN GCC KUWAIT CHAPTER INTRODUCTION: IndiansInGcc is a Platform for all Indians to share their knowledge, intellect, experience and skills for the overall development of Indian Community living in GCC Countries, and further empowering Indians in the educational, social, and economic fronts of life. Indiansingcc is a Socio-intellectual organization with the aim to serve in all GCC Countries (Saudi Arabia Kuwait, UAE, Oman..
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A Kuwait-bound passenger has been apprehended at the Delhi airport for allegedly carrying four live bullets in his bag without authorisation, official sources said today, according to The man, identified as S Siddiqui, was going through security checks at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport yesterday when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel detected bullet-like objects in his hand baggage, they said. Four live bu..
Ministry of Commerce and Industry inspectors have discovered fraud of 3.940 kgs of gold valued at KD 50,000 ($165,000) at a gold store in Al-Rai district. The case was later referred to prosecution. The Ministry added in a statement Tuesday that the forged items were gold jewelry items of Indian precision. Cavities in the gold jewelry have been filled with cheap materials in order to increase their weight and sell them as pure gold. The ministry..
An alert three-year-old girl saved her friend from the jaws of death, in Annur village, near Bharathinagar of Mandya district. Chandana, daughter of Ajithkumar and Shilpa couple, has saved Rithu, daughter of Chandrashekar and Vinutha, from drowning. The incident occurred on November 10, when Chandana saw her friend Rithu slip into an eight-foot-deep roadside drain. On seeing Ritu drowning, Chandana ran home and alerted her father, who did not ta..
While cutting a cake at her workplace to celebrate her 52nd birthday, Puja Shah (name changed), a VP at a business consultancy, momentarily shuddered — she would retire in six years and was anxious about issues relating to financial planning and health. India's demography is skewed towards the youth — by 2020, one third of its population will be aged 15-34 years. According to Census 2011, only 7% of India's population of more th..
Lifestyle diseases like heart and chronic respiratory diseases now kill more people than communicable ones like tubercolosis or diarrhoea in every state in India, including the most backward. This was revealed in the India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative's Report released on Tuesday. The report notes that while all states have thus made what's called the 'epidemiological transition' there remain wide variations in their diseas..
Japan will simplify its visa rules from January 1 next year for Indians applying for multiple-entry-visa for short-term stay, a move which is expected to benefit tourists and business persons as well as repeat visitors, the Japanese embassy said on Tuesday. The relaxed visa regime will not only have simplification of visa application documents but also expansion of scope of eligible applicants, it said. Under the simplification of visa applicati..
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 re..
Ahmadi securitymen raided a liquor factory run by two Asians in Abu Halifa area, and confiscated barrels full of local-made liquor alongside different sizes of bottles. The arrest followed a tip-off the Ahmadi Security Chief Brigadier Abdullah Safah received about the activities of the suspects. The flat was raided after detectives had verified authenticity of the report, and two Asians were arrested in connection with the illegitimate business. They we..
A major mishap was averted at Vizag airport on Sunday night after a Hyderabad-bound IndiGo aircraft hit a wild boar on the runway during take-off. There were 150 flyers and four crew members on board flight 6E-742. The plane was taking off at 10 pm when a wild boar ran into the flight path, hitting a rear wheel. IndiGo officials confirmed that the pilot saw the boar, but it was too late to abort take-off. The crew notified Air Traffic Control (ATC)..
A new biometric-based authentication approach that uses your body sweat may securely help you unlock your smartphone and other wearable devices, scientists say. The new approach proposed by researchers at University at Albany in the US relies on analysing skin secretions - or sweat - to build an amino acid profile that is unique to the devices' owner. The profile would be stored within the device and used for identification purposes each tim..
Fossils are an indispensible part of modern science. Helping piece together the world as it was millions of years ago, fossils are the most essential cornerstone of paleontology and new ones continue to trickle up ever so often. This time, however, scientists have come across an exceptionally rare find: a living fossil. Off the Algarve coast off Portugal, a group of researchers working on an EU project have come across a Cretaceous-era frilled shar..
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is helping the Indian Railwaysuse its satellite-based system to check accidents at unmanned railway crossings and track train movements on a real-time basis. Working on a pilot project with Isro, the railways has installed space agency-developed integrated circuit (IC) chips on some train engines. The Indian Regional Navigation SatelliteSystem (or NaVIC) will be used to warn road users of approa..
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 Ir..
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.-A.T. =====================================================..
Head of Chemical Analysis Laboratory in the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) Sameera Al-Houwly has advised the public to be wary of water filters, indicating the water supplied by the ministry is 100 percent safe and does not need filtering, reports Al-Rai daily. In her interview with the daily, Al- Houwly pointed out that Kuwait obtained the first Arab classification in the quality of water according to the World Health Organization (WHO) be..
As many as 123 institutions of higher education which are deemed to be universities have been directed by the University Grants Commission (UGC)to refrain from using the word 'university' in their names. In a circular issued on November 10, a copy of which is with TOI, UGC secretary PK Thakur citing a Supreme Courtorder dated November 3, has directed the heads of these institutes that they should "restrain from using the wo..
Scientists have developed a thin, flexible material that generates electricity when stretched or compressed, an advance that may pave the way for smart clothing or self-powered pacemakers. The specially designed rubber, developed by researchers at Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) is able to convert mechanical movements into electrical charges. The trick behind the generated current is the internal polarisati..
More than 120 people were killed in Iran and at least several others in Iraq on Sunday when a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers stepped up efforts overnight to find dozens trapped under rubble. At least 129 people were killed in Iran's Kermanshah province on the Iraqi border, the provincial deputy governor told state television. "There are still people under the rubble..
A British inventor has set a new Guinness World Record with his Iron Man-style jet pack which achieved the fastest speed in a body controlled jet engine powered suit. Richard Browning, founder and chief test pilot of British tech company Gravity Industries, set the record in the UK. Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel verified the achievement, making sure that the speed was measured accurately over a minimum distance of 100 metres. ..
Director General of Public Relations and Media Security Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash affirmed that General Traffic Department has suspended the removal of number plates from vehicles parked at “No Parking” zones. He added the policy will be replaced by impounding for two months all vehicles whose drivers do not wear seatbelt or use mobile phones by hands while driving, starting from Wednesday. Meanwhile, acting Assistant Undersecretary for ..
Officers from Ahmadi Security Command arrested three Pakistanis on the Fahaheel Expressway in possession of narcotics, says Al-Seyassah. A security source said the officers were on night duty when they suspected a vehicle parked at the side of the road and moved toward it for checking. Suddenly, the motorist sped off when he saw the patrol car but they chased and forced him to stop. They requested his identification documents alongside two other ind..
In a major push to realise its goals of Digital India and Make in India, the Modi government has announced ambitious plans to introduce 5G mobile communications by 2020. It set up a 5G India 2020 Forum comprising government secretaries, industry experts and academics from India and abroad. It also set up a Rs 500 crore corpus to move Indian telecom companies and the manufacturing ecosystem to facilitate "...accelerated deployment of next generation..
The completely charred bodyof a 35-year-old builder from Delhi's New Ashok Nagar, later identified as Mohammad Rizwan, was found in a burnt Skoda bearing a Noida registration number plate on a link road 700 metres away from the Aligarh-Etah highway on Saturday morning. Though initially it was suspected that the man may have been burnt in the car after it accidentally caught fire, police registered a case of murder after empty bottles that ..
Dinosaurs would still been alive - and humans may have never come into existence - had the asteroid that hit Earth and triggered the mass extinction 66 million years ago, struck some other part of the planet, study claims. An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater 180 kilometre wide. The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming..
Niti AayogCEO Amitabh Kanton Saturday said debit and credit cards as well as ATMs will be redundant in next three-four years and people will use their mobile phones for financial transactions. He further said that with India being a country where 72 per cent population is below 32 years of age, it will have an advantage over other regions like the US and Europe in terms of demographic dividend. "India will make credit cards, d..
Students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools can now apply for correction in their names, date of birth, parents name within five years from the date of declaration of their board examination results. A CBSE notification stated: "Limitation of cases of correction in candidate, mother and father name/correction in date of birth has been revised. The revised time limit will be 5 years from the date of declaration of result ..
The Andhra Pradesh governmenthas sought the support of houseboat operators in Kerala to develop backwater tourismin its own backyard. The tourism department and district administration of East Godavari are in talks with entrepreneurs here for developing Konaseema, a picturesque and pristine area in the Godavari deltathat closely resembles Kerala's own Kuttanadu. A 12-member team from Kerala, selected by the Andhra to..
A Japanese police probe into the attempted murder of an elderly bedridden woman has reportedly led to an unlikely suspect: a stray cat. Mayuko Matsumoto's daughter found her bleeding profusely from about 20 cuts to her face on Monday at her home in a mountainous region of southern Japan. Police launched an attempted murder investigation after seeing the wounds, some of them relatively severe, according to local broadcaster RKK. "Whe..
The Centre told the Supreme Courton Friday that the government intended to introduce a bill during the winter session of Parliamentto amend a law to allow NRIs to vote through postal or e-ballots. The SC had on July 14 asked the Centre to decide whether it would amend the electoral law to allow NRIs to vote by postal or e-ballots after the Election Commission(EC) had also agreed to allow NRIs to caste their vote. Following the ..
Extreme ups and downs in systolic blood pressure may be just as deadly as having consistently high BP, according to a study. Researchers from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in the US found that patients with systolic blood pressure numbers that varied by as much as 30 or 40 between doctor visits over an extended period of time were more likely to die than those with less extreme variances in their BP. The systolic blood pressure re..
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..
An Indian man employed by a private hospital as a laboratory technician jumped from the eighth floor of a building. He was rushed to a hospital for treatment. According to the spouse, the man exhibited an unusual attitude at the initial stage but she took it serious when they engaged in an argument and he suddenly claimed having the ability to fly and attempted to prove it. The woman said she quickly alerted the Operations Room when the husband went to ..
With the national capital gasping for breath, the Delhi government has decided to bring back the odd-even vehicle movement scheme for a week to tackle the air pollution crisis created by the killer smog. The car rationing programme, under which odd- and even-numbered vehicles ply on alternate days, would be enforced in the city for a five-day period from November 13, Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot said. According to the policy, private ..
The judicial probe report on the solar scam, tabled in the Keralaassembly by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayanon Thursday, contained damning remarks against several former ruling coalition politicians — including unverified allegations of sexual exploitation of the main accused Saritha S Nair. The probe panel is unequivocal on allegations that former chief minister Oommen Chandyreceived bribe from Team Solar — the compan..
Human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world, a study has found. Global annual temperature records show there were 17 record hot years from 1861 to 2005. Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Australia examined whether these temperature records are being broken more often and if so, whether human-caused global warming is to blame. The results show ..
The government plans to tap the Central Board of Excise and Customs' vast network of 4,500 GSTseva kendras to help small businesses and individuals, who have to comply with the new regulations and file returns. In the process, it will also deploy thousands of individuals who are undergoing skill training, to become return filers and help others. The return filers will be on the lines of tax return preparers, who help individuals file I-T ..
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. ..
AK00CA05 could be a neater, simpler address instead of No 10, 4th Cross, 8th Main, near Malleswaram Club, Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560 002. In a city with 23.7 lakh households, finding an address is often a nightmare as roads criss-cross, and citizens rely on landmarks to get to their destinations. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) wants to put an end to the confusion. Since February this year, the civic body has been working on a ..
In a directive that is likely to pose a huge logistical challenge to insuranceproviders, the regulator has made it mandatory for companies to link Aadhaarwith every individual policy. The move comes even as the Supreme Courthas asked banks not to spread panic through text messages on deadlines for linking bank accounts to Aadhaar. The implication is that insurers may hold claims payments until policyholders submit their Aadhaar an..
Twitter today said that users can use 280 characters now -- instead of the earlier limit of 140 characters -- to express their views on the platform. For India and the Indian diaspora, the update will apply to the six regional languages supported on the platform - Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil, Twitter said. This is part of Twitter's move to allow most of its users to tweet using 280 characters. Japanese, Korean, a..
Around 1,38,899, people from India are Mars-bound. They have 'booked' a flight to the Red Planetvia Nasa's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission slated for launch on May 5, 2018.NASAstates that those who submitted their names were provided online 'boarding passes' for the mission. The names are being etched on a silicon wafer microchip using an electron beam t..
Asathick layer of smog enveloped parts of North India, Agra-Noida Yamuna Expressway turned into an accident zone after atleast ten cars rammed into each other at relatively high-speed, resulting in injuries to many. In a shocking video released by the Uttar Pradesh police, cars crashed into each other due to low visibility even as people were screaming and requesting drivers to slow down. While some yelled out to others to help pull peop..
It has been a few days now since the arrival of the $999 Apple iPhone Xand we already have some drop test videos on the web. One of the YouTube channels,, has done the drop-test from 1000 feet. The channel has posted the 'extreme' drop test video of the iPhone X by dropping it from 1000 feet above the ground. In the video, we see a brand new iPhone X being unboxed and tied with a drone. The drone then reaches 1000..
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