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Health sources have expressed concern about the spread of epidemic diseases among expatriate workers and the discovery of positive cases of tuberculosis, AIDS and Hepatitis among expatriate workers after they arrived in the country and retook medical examinations before obtaining residency.The sources believe this may be a result of defects or loopholes in the centers for medical examination of expatriate workers in the labor-exporting countries. It cou..
The country’s weather forecast over the weekend will be hot with dust prevailing, said an official from Kuwait Meteorological Center.Thursday night weather was warm with the temperature between 30 and 33 degrees Celsius. Highest temperature on Friday morning will be between 42 and 44 degrees Celsius.Friday evening weather will be warm with the expected temperature between 30 and 33 degrees Celsius Saturday morning,it would be hot with the highest ..
The Centre plans to scrap cash incentives currently offered to buyers of electric cars despite having incentivised these clean fuel technologies till just a few months back. The move, experts said, will further dampen sales of private electric cars. Policy-makers justified the move, saying the government has now decided to give cash subsidies to electric vehicles used by shared-mobility operators such as Ola and Uber, "as their vehicles will ru..
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has obtained approval from the supervisory bodies to extend its contract with the company in charge of health insurance for expatriates for six months — from July 28, 2018 until January 2019 — without any cost.Sources disclosed the recent bidding for the health insurance of expatriates was cancelled and the tender will be floated again after amending the regulations. Sources clarified it is difficult to stop this..
The government offices witnessed a remarkable calm as employees went back to work after the Eid Al- Fitr holidays.Most government offices witnessed a crowd of visitors while the attendance of employees did not exceed 57 percent.However, the officials at the Ministries Complex and at other government agencies said the absence was ‘legal’ or what they called in accordance with the law saying the ‘absent’ employees were either on an..
Passengers on most of Air India's international flights are all set for a new experience as the airline will soon introduce 'Maharaja' business class seats, variety cuisines and new uniforms for crew, officials said. The revamped products and services is likely to be unveiled on June 22, which would also come on an eventful week when the government decided to put the breaks, for now, on the disinvestment plans for the loss-making carrier..
The Economic Offences Wing of the Pune police on Wednesday arrested Bank of Maharashtra MD and CEO Ravindra Marathe, executive director Rajendra Gupta and two other bank officials, including Marathe’s precedessor, for allegedly disbursing crores of rupees in loans to DSK Developers Limited (DSKDL) without following proper procedure and in violation of RBI guidelines. These arrests are part of the ongoing probes into the Rs 2,043 crore economic..
An Indian-origin hotel tycoon in Britain is locked in a legal battle with Heathrow Airport over his plans to build a multi-storey car park on land he owns at the facility. In a row that could have implications for expansion of the hub, Surinder Arora issued a UK High Court claim against the west London airport over his plans to build a 2,077-space, nine-storey car park on the land he owns at Heathrow, the Sunday Times reported. However, Heathrow..
The Civil Service Commission explained yesterday that it has not increased working hours at government offices following rumors on social media that working hours had been increased. “Irrespective of whether it is summer or winter, all government employees are required to work seven hours per day,” the CSC said in a statement. “As per a CSC law established in 2006, employees get 30 minutes of leeway on arrival, while women are allowed ..
In a humanitarian gesture the Director-General of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Eng. Yousef Al-Fawzan has taken steps to put an end to the ‘agony’ of domestic workers who remain for long hours and even days and months at the airport after arriving in the country.He added, a window has been opened at the Kuwait International Airport to take care of these workers, and at the same time the sponsors or domestic labor offices ..
Dozens of users of the popular application WhatsApp in Kuwait are being scammed and lose control of their accounts every month. According to a source at the Electronic and Cyber Crime Combatting Department (ECCCD), affiliated to the Criminal Investigation Department, the majority of scammers who target users in Kuwait are from abroad. According to the source, who preferred to remain anonymous, the ECCCD receives about 15 complaints every week. The s..
When she was young, S Amudhashanthy’s parents did not have the luxury of spending much on their daughter’s education. Fortunately, a relative’s neighbour was knowledgeable enough to offer a word of advice and guide her to an ashram at Sivasailam inTirunelveli, where she could stay and get free education. Amudha, now 42, made maximum use of the facility and went on to complete her commerce degree. In 2005, the differently-able..
Change of Time of the Celebration of International Day of Yoga 2018           The International Day of Yoga 2018 will now be observed in the Embassy of India premises on Friday, 22 June 2018 at 6.30 p.m. onwards. All are requested to note the change from morning toEvening.  The date remains the same. You are cordially invited to arrive by 6 p.m. on Friday 22ndJune 2018. ******************************..
Air traffic at The Kuwait International Airport was back to normal on Sunday after a few hours of disruption due to unstable weather, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The DGCA resumed traffic at the airport after the improvement of the visibility level, head of the Air Aviation Department at the DGCA Emad Al-Senosi told KUNA. He, however, forecasted that the unstable weather might continue in the coming four days, but could relativ..
Public Relations and Security Media Department in the Ministry of Interior announced that 409 reconciliation notes relating to traffic incidents have been recorded at police stations affiliated to the Capital Security Command since Article 42 of the traffic act was activated this month.Statement added the person found liable must pay KD 20 to traffic sector and send the reconciliation note to the insurance company accompanied by the other party who&rsqu..
Addiction to digital and video gaming has been classified as a mental health disorder by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in its new International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The agency described the addiction as a "pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive it "takes precedence over other life interests". The classification is aimed at alerting health professionals and systems to ..
Police have arrested a young Kuwaiti woman for damaging a car which was in the parking lot of a hotel. The daily added, the woman called the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry and complained that the youth had vandalized a parked car.When police reached the spot, the youth denied the charge and later it was discovered that the complainant and the young man were dating and following an argument, she got of the car of her boyfriend and damaged the c..
Is your office cabinet or kitchen shelf always stocked with sachets of green tea? Must be because it is convenient to take hot water and dip the sachet right in. Easily an effortless way to detox (and weight loss), right? But what if we tell you that there are no established studies to prove that this actually helps in losing weight. Researchers from Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have said that they aren’t sure about the health benefits o..
Male drivers with car-pooling services in Beijing can no longer pick up female passengers after 10pm. The rule was introduced after two cases of women being raped in taxis were reported. Beijing has enough female drivers to make implementing the new rule possible. The local government initially closed down cab-hailing service Didi. It has now allowed the company to resume limited operations with the same-sex rule, but suspended services between midn..
With the start of the summer holiday, the Ministry of Education warned parents and guardians of children in nurseries and lower primary level about the risks posed by the magnetic bead (ball) toy which was banned in various countries due to serious health risks for children.In the same context, Farwaniya Educational District Director Jassem Bohamad requested circulation of the warning to schools especially the lower level schools, given that the Departm..
A message from late British astrophysics giant Stephen Hawking was beamed towards the nearest black hole on Friday afternoon as his remains were laid to rest in London's Westminster Abbey. With celebrities and science enthusiasts from around the world in attendance, the ashes of the theoretical physicist were interred by the graves of fellow science greats Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. A specially-written musical piece by Greek composer V..
Modern-day toilets come with two types of flushes, one is smaller than the other. They are called 'dual flush' toilets but ever wondered why are you given that option? THE CONCEPT OF DUAL FLUSH: The modern-day double flush toilets come with two different types of levers or buttons. One is larger, while the other is smaller and each button is connected to its own exit valve. IT IS FOR WATER CONSERVATION: The larger lever is to flush..
Full-service carrier Jet Airways announced restrictions on Friday on the number of bags that a passenger can check in. From July 15, an economy class Jet passenger can check in for free only one bag that weighs 15kg or less, while a "premiere" class passenger will be allowed two free check-in bags, each not more than 15kg. Jet Airways is the first airline in India to introduce restrictions on the number of check-in bags. Jet platinum card ..
A team of doctors from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences is conducting human clinical trial of first-ever 'Made in India" biological heart valve. SGPGI is the only government facility among total 16 where the bioprosthesis trial is on. Periodic observations of the trial would be evaluated by Drug Controller General of India to check the efficacy of the valve. A positive outcome would bring a paradigm shift in valve r..
Former Indian Ambassador to Kuwait and Novelist B M C Nair passed away Reputed diplomat, former Indian Ambassador to Kuwait and novelist B M C Nair (Mohana Chandran -77) passed away at his residence in Anna Nagar in Chennai on Thursday Night. B.M.C.Nair is a reputed diplomat and well-known novelist. He enriched Malayalam literature through his novels. He joined Indian Foreign Service in 1965. ..
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has embarked on several measures ahead of summer vacation and Eid Al-Fitr holiday to make the journey easy for passengers departing and arriving, and also reduce the rate of pressure and congestion at Kuwait International Airport. According to a recent report, measures implemented include the approval of automatic baggage check, creation of two halls; the first hall for the issuance of visas and the s..
Security sources said the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the drowning of a man while he was swimming with his friends. Immediately, securitymen, marine rescue officers and paramedics were dispatched to the location. The corpseof a 1990- born Indian expatriate was recovered from Khairan Seaand referred to the Forensics Department. A case was registered.-A.T. =============================================..
Fire broke out in a pre-fabricated chalet used as labor accommodation in Abdullah Port area near King Fahad Expressway, resulting in material losses but no loss of life. When the Control Room of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) received information about the fire incident, firefighters rushed to the location and discovered that the chalet was used as labor accommodation.They immediately extinguished the fire which had spread to the garbage con..
The Ministry of Interior plans to launch nationwide campaigns to arrest violators of residence and labor laws. The Ministry sources told those who did not take benefit of the amnesty given by the Ministry of Interior to leave the country before April 22 of this year without paying the fines, will be punished, blacklisted and deported to their respective countries. The sources added, the campaigns will begin in all six governorates after the Eid Al-Fitr ..
Chennai-born Dhivya Suryadevara, 39, an Indian-American chartered financial analyst, has been named the chief finance officer of the US' largest automaker, General Motors - the first woman to get the position in the auto industry. Currently the vice-president, corporate finance, Suryadevara will succeed Chuck Stevens on September 1, the company said in a statement. Suryadevara will report to GM's chief executive officer Mary Barra, who h..
MEDIA RELEASE JET AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EID DISCOUNTS FOR TRAVEL TO INDIA AND BEYOND ~ Airline announces 4 day online fare sale providing guests special discounts on its flights to India, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand ~ Kuwait, June 14, 2018: Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, is offering its guests exciting deals over the..
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated all citizens and expatriates on Eid Al-Fitr, said the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday. The Diwan, in a statement, also congratulated His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Prime Minister on the advent of the joyous occasion, praying to Allah Almighty to bestow peace and security on the Arab and Muslim nations.-KUNA ================================..
A 12-year old Saudi boy drove his father’s vehicle on the streets of Kuwait and was discovered near Sixth Ring Road after a long search that lasted 20 hours. According to security sources, a Saudi expatriate went to a police station and reported that his 12-year old son and his gold-colored “Yukon” vehicle are missing. Immediately a search was launched by securitymen to find the juvenile and the missing vehicle.After 20 hours of search..
Some shops have formed the habit of ‘double swiping’ payment cards at the electronic cash register after obtaining the initial authorization from the payment card issuer to collect details and personal data for purposes related to internal accounting or marketing, says Secretary General of the Union of Kuwait Banks Dr Hamad Al-Hasawi. Hedeclared the practice could be dangerous to the card user, especially if the systems of the shops ar..
Director of Public Hygiene and Road Works at the Hawalli Branch of Kuwait Municipality Dr Saad Al-Jalawi said the administration is working hard and diligently in implementing the contracts with cleaning companies in order to achieve sustainability in the cleaning process.Al-Jalawi added, those who dump garbage in open garbage bags will have to pay KD 300 fine. He said all garbage bags must be tied before they are dumped in the garbage bin. He added peo..
A woman and a baby girl were killed and seven others injured yesterday in a huge fire reported in Hasawi yesterday. Security sources said Kuwait Fire Service (KFSD) operations received a report about the fire at 9:03 am. Arriving at the scene, firemen from Jleeb, Ardhiya and Shuwaikh industrial area found the blaze was on the ground floor of a four-storey building were many pieces of furniture were stored randomly and were the cause behind trapping some..
The government is considering changes in the law to enable confiscation of an absconding NRI husband’s share of joint property and prevention of alienation of commonly held land to build pressure on delinquent spouses who refuse to answer court summons. Spurred by reports of several cases, many from Punjab, of “NRI husbands” who marry women promising an attractive lifestyle but turn deserters soon after, a group of ministers has sh..
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The Ministry of Justice has announced that Kuwait Crescent Sighting Authority will meet on Thursday evening — the 29th day of Ramadan — in the headquarters of Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies for the Shawwal Crescent sighting.In a press statement, the ministry called on anyone who might see the Shawwal Crescent, which will mark Eid Al-Fitr, to give his testimony. The ministry then greeted the political leadership, citize..
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Tuesday it has completed a series of improvements at the Kuwait International Airport terminal (T1) in preparation for this summer season. DGCA’s Director General Eng Yousef Al-Fawzan, told KUNA that the improvement team, which was recently formed by the DGCA, conducts daily meetings to follow-up the work on a 24-hour basis and deals with the developments at once.Al-Fawzan added that the DGCA h..
Capital detectives arrested two people, Kuwaiti and Egyptian, who committed 12 robberies this year in various restaurants, stores and cafes in various areas around Kuwait. Investigating several reports about multiple robberies, detectives found the main suspects are two Kuwaitis aged 21 and 17, in addition to an Egyptian aged 18, who was ambushed and arrested. The suspect confessed the trio had robbed several restaurants and stores in Sharq, Ardiya and ..
An employee of the Ministry of Health who forged and sold revenue stamps to expatriates for 15 months has been apprehended by security operatives. The employee in question was in the habit of changing KD 1 inscribed on the stamp to KD 10.He would then lock the electronic machines in the hospitals as if they were faulty, forcing expatriates to buy the fake stamps from him! In an official release, the Ministry of Health disclosed that arrest of the employ..
Diamond merchant Nirav Modi shifted all dummy directors of his six Hong Kong-based shell companies to Cairo after CBI registered a case in the Rs 6,500 crore Letter of Undertaking scam + involving Punjab National Bank. Divyesh Gandhi, director in Anuragen, one of the Hong Kong-based dummy companies, stated that he was handling accounts of all the six companies. He said that after the crisis, Nehal Modi, Nirav Modi’s US-based stepbrother, destr..
“Nice to meet you Mr President,” was Kim Jong-un’s first words to US President Donald Trump, who responded, “It’s my honour. We will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.” A peace treaty ending the Korean War, complete denuclearisation of North Korea or will it be just an elaborate get-to-know-you session? Amid an uncertain outcome, Trump and Kim met in Singapore Tuesday, the first-ever meeting between le..
Customs officials at Kuwait International Airport will employ RFID technology for the inspection of arrivals starting Thursday. RFID, or radio frequency identification, uses wireless electromagnetic frequencies to identify and track moving objects. Directorate General of Customs head Jamal Al- Jalawi said that a total four exits at the airport, which await travellers upon their arrival, will be equipped with the technology. One of the exits will be ..
A recent economic study showed that the presence of Mubarak Port, a cargo airport and an industrial zone requires the provision of supporting logistics services, so it was suggested to build a logistics services zone over an area of 2.7 sq km on Boubyan island to serve around 8.1 million containers, which can be expanded in the future. The study also expected logistics service prices to be highly competitive with a low cost of electricity. Furthermo..
An Asian man reported that his handbag was stolen from a shopping cart at Salwa Co-op Society. Responding to the report, Hawalli detectives immediately formed a special investigation team that managed to identify the thief, who was identified as a 28-year-old citizen. Security sources said the suspect took the bag into the co-op’s mobile phone branch, where he opened it and took KD 100 in cash, in addition to the victim’s ID. The suspect was..
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who has been ailing for long, was admitted to AIIMS on Monday, sparking concern which saw PM Narendra Modi along with several others rushing to the institute. Vajpayee, who has been bed-ridden since 2009, has been suffering from lower respiratory tract infection and kidney- related issues. In a late night statement, AIIMS said the former PM has been “diagnosed with a urinary tract infection” fo..
His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Saturday commended authorities and workers for exerting efforts to complete and operate Kuwait International Airport’s Terminal Four (T4), due to open next month. Minister of State for Housing and Minister of State for Services Jenan Bushehri quoted His Highness the Prime Minister as saying during a visit to T4 to get acquainted with preparations to complete the new facility, t..
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Farid Al-Amadi, said the Eid Al-Fitr prayers this year will be held inside the mosques in coordination with the Ministry of Interior, keeping in mind the safety of worshipers. Amadi said in a statement: “Eid prayers in the squares is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) that he wanted the worshippers to emulate, because he did not pray in the mosque except during rainy days or if ther..
Well-informed sources expected that a unified e-lease contract will be in use before the end of this year and stressed that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) is currently preparing the contract’s final form. The sources added that the Kuwait Real Estate Brokers Union had prepared an e-form of the contract with clauses that protect both tenants’ and owners’ rights. He added that if approved, the new unified lease contract wil..
A Kuwaiti businessman has filed a complaint with the Faiha Police Station accusing his housemaid of stealing a diamond necklace worth KD 150,000. In his complaint the Kuwaiti said, the maid pretended to be sick and preferred to remain at home while the family went to spend the evening in a chalet. When the family returned, the maid was not at home. Later the Kuwaiti discovered the theft of the necklace.-A.T. =========================================..
Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweller at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Britain's Home Office said it does not provide information on individual cases. Nirav Modi could not be contacted by Reuters for comment on the FT report. Punjab National Bank, the country'a second-largest state-r..
The Ministry of Health has adopted procedures that will be followed in case anyone is infected with Nipah virus. Sources confirmed these procedures are in line with the directive of the World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor patients in hospitals, control the virus and implement the public health policy. Sources disclosed the procedures include isolation of the infected person. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, patients in stable condition should..
Recent statistics by the Manpower and Government Restructuring Program (MGRP) showed 6,893 citizens were appointed in the private sector and 5,883 in the public sector (the government) over the past five months, which adds up to 12,776 citizens. Statistics also showed that the total number of citizens seeking jobs who had been registered with MGRP for over six months now and still unemployed, who do not get any pension and are not registered in any educ..
The Cabinet is due to endorse the Eid Al-Fitr holiday as suggested by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in its weekly meeting tomorrow. CSC sources said Sunday and Monday, June 17 and 18, will be included in the Eid holiday whether it falls on Friday, June 15 or Saturday, June 16. The sources added that work will resume on Tuesday, June 19 and that Thursday, June 14, will be an official working day for all employees.-A.T. ==========================..
A total of 8,149 bottles of imported liquor worth half million dinars intended to be sold during Eid holidays was confiscated at Shuwaikh Port. Investigations have been launched to find and arrest the individuals responsible for smuggling such large quantity of liquor bottles. A member of Media Committee and Inspection Supervisor Mosaed Al-Helali explained that customs officers at Shuwaikh Port received information about a container with liquor bottles ..
Currency with the public has reached a record high level of over Rs 18.5 lakh crore, more than double from a low of about Rs 7.8 lakh crore it had hit post-demonetisation decision in late 2016, as per RBI data. At the same time, the total currency put in circulation by the Reserve Bank has also more than doubled to over Rs 19.3 lakh crore -- from a low of about Rs 8.9 lakh crore post- demonetisation. Currency with the public is arrived at after ..
Life can change in an instant and it did for an Abu Dhabi-based expat who lost both his hands and legs following an unsuspecting small injury at work. Gurbinder Singh Arjan Singh from the state of Punjab in India worked as a crane operator for a private company in Abu Dhabi. On February 24, Singh injured his knee at the company site on Zirku Island, which is some 140km away from the Capital. He was treated at a nearby clinic but the next day, develo..
Gandhi Nagar may set an example for the city’s future streets that are friendly to pedestrians, cyclists and disabled people. The Adyar neighbourhood has bagged a €200,000 (₹1.6 crore) grant from and NGO in Germany for street design improvement, to be executed by the city corporation. The pilot project intends to develop 1.2km of interior roads in Gandhi Nagar besides improving last-mile connectivity with the Kasturba Nagar and Kotturpu..
Internet-beaming balloons will soon provide free Wi-Fi to remote villages in Uttarakhand. To provide internet access to rural areas, the hill state will use tethered aerostats. The first such aerostat was launched at IT Park in Dehradun on Friday on a pilot basis in the presence of chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Hydrogen is used to lift the aerostat which is fitted with cameras for surveillance, a base transceiver antenna to make calls an..
Consultant of Chest Diseases at Dar Al-Shifa Hospital and Professor of Chest Diseases at Cairo University’s Faculty of Medicine Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Kamel affirmed that allergies and asthmatic bronchitis are the most common diseases in Kuwait.He revealed that smoking cigarettes, sheesha and the widespread use of electronic cigarettes affect smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that has similar symptoms to allergies, adding that the ri..
New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present. Scientists reported Thursday that NASA's Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed. Hints have been found before, but this is the best evidence yet. The organic molecules preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old bedrock in Gale Crater — believed to once contain a shallow lake the size of Florid..
A team of scientists from the Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, have discovered a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune size planet, which is about 27 times the mass of Earth and six times the radius of Earth. The plant revolves around a Sun-like star, some 600 light years away from Earth. The discovery was made by measuring the mass of the planet using the indigenously designed ‘PRL Advance Radial-velocity Abu-Sky Search’ (PARAS) spe..
A 1987-born Indian expatriate was arrested for using the annex of a building near Bin Khaldoun Street in Hawally area for manufacturing liquor. According to security sources, when Hawally Security Director Major General Abidine Al-Abidine received information about an Asian expatriate involved in illegal liquor business, a team of officers was formed to investigate.After monitoring the location and confirming the information, a warrant was obtained ..
Indian Frontliners forms new team Continuing the support for social initiatives aimed at rendering social responsible care and developing the capabilities of the youth talents,(IFL) Indian Frontliners, Service organization met for forming the new committee for the year 2018-2019 at Hotel Saravana Bhavan in Fahaheel. Lot of Frontliners team attended the gathering with their families. Mrs. Vijayapriya welcomed the gatherin..
World Environment Day was celebrated at the Embassy on 05.06.2018. The Embassy hosted Mr. Bashar Al Huneidi, an eminent Kuwaiti environmentalist who delivered a talk on 'Plastic Pollution'. The talk was attended by over two hundred school children and teachers. The audience was presented with plant saplings to be planted in their respective schools and residences. ===================================================================..
The Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) announced yesterday inaugurating health insurance service via the state electronic website. Qusai Al-Shatti, the agency Director General, said in a press statement the first phase of the project had been finalized in three months, explaining the service includes renewal of registration and fees’ payment. The online service will be helpful to shorten transactions, limit manipulations or counterfe..
The space and astronomy department at the Science Club announced that the first day of Eid Al-Fitr will fall on Friday, June 15. According to astronomical calculations, the new moon crescent is expected to be visible on Thursday the 29th of Ramadan at 7:27 pm, while sunset will be at around 6:47 pm, the director of KSC’s Department of Astronomy Ali Bu Abbas said. Eid Al-Fitr is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide marking the end of..
If water stagnation on the city roads after Wednesday’s spell of rain had left you flustered, you would fume at Greater Chennai Corporation’s flood management plan for the northeast monsoon. Unable to obtain funds to build flood drains under the Integrated Storm Water Drain (ISWD) project, the corporation has put off the plan for 12 months. This means the city will have to make do with its failing infrastructure if a flood hits during th..
All NRI marriages solemnised in India would have to be registered within 48 hours, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi said on Wednesday. As of now, there is no time frame to register marriages in India. However, a Law Commission report has recommended that the time limit to register marriages should be restricted to 30 days after which a penalty of Rs 5 per day could be imposed. “NRI marriages have to be reg..
Flying into Mumbai, rather trying to do so, in rainy season can be a frustrating experience for passengers and crew with scores of flights getting diverted or delayed by hours. But what happened on Monday night — when premonsoon’s first rains hit the city—shows that this exasperation can take an extreme turn. Air India’s Ahmedabad-Mumbai (AI 985) was among 20-odd flights which could not land at their destination due to bad we..
Andalus criminal detectives finally managed to unfold the mystery surrounding several robberies reported recently in Kuwait, during which the robber had impersonated a policeman and used his camouflage to steal phones from a number of mobile phone stores. Case papers indicate that detectives recently suspected a person in police uniform in Farwaniya, especially when he became nervous upon seeing them. The man failed to produce a military ID when asked, ..
Officers from the Hawalli Security Directorate nailed an Indian expatriate in Salwa area in possession of 37 bottles of imported liquor.Apparently, the officers were on a round of the governorate upon instructions from their security chief Major General Abdeen Al-Abdeen when the man aroused their suspicion. They waved the suspect down for checking and found 37 bottles of imported gin in his car during the routine search. They also discovered while..
In a first, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has stumbled upon the remains of a chariot that dates back to “Bronze Age” (2000-1800 BC) at Sinauli village of Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh. Decorated with copper motifs, the findings of the Copper-Bronze age have opened up further research opportunities into the area’s civilisation and culture. The ASI team, which has been excavating the archaeologically rich site for the past..
The court of urgent matters yesterday rejected six cases filed by high school students complaining about being deprived of the right to sit for all exams, which disappointed them, after they were hoping that a verdict issued in favor of another student would apply to them too. This verdict also means that the Fatwa and Legislation Department has succeeded in defending and supporting the decision made by the education minister after realizing that cheati..
Remittances by expatriates living and working in Kuwait dropped by 13 percent during the first quarter of 2018, said money exchange sources, noting that the fall has been taking place since 2017. The sources added that official statistics have shown that expats’ remittances dropped by 9 percent last year to KD 4.14 billion compared to KD 4.56 billion in 2016. The sources explained that the monthly rate of remittances made by an individual expa..
An Indian expatriate lodged a complaint with officers at Jleeb Shuyoukh Police Station against two people in sports wear who attacked, assaulted and stole his mobile phone plus KD 30 cash. He provided the officers with details of the suspects, and investigation is ongoing to arrest them.-A.T. ===================================================================================..
The results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS admissions for 2018 announced on Monday showed even lower cut-offs than last year. The cut-off for the unreserved category is down from 131 out of 720 marks last year to 119 this year, while the one for the reserved categories has dropped by a similar margin from 107 to 96. Over 7 lakh students from the 13 lakh plus who appeared for the exam have qualified to join medical co..
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The General Traffic Department is said to have put in place a strategy to address the issue of traffic congestion.The ministry is said to have withdrawn the driving licences from 1,400 expatriates who had changed their professions rendering them ineligible to hold driving licences according to a law that was issued a couple of years back. A security source said this is to reduce traffic on the road.The source also said even those who apply for taxi driv..
The Grand Mosque Administration affiliated to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has concluded preparations to receive worshippers for the night prayers in the last 10 days of Ramadan. Director of the Grand Mosque Administration Roumi Al-Roumi disclosed that several committees have been instituted to ensure the comfort of worshippers, and that preparations were made in coordination with several authorities in the country since the administrat..
A traffic head constable used his training in emergency medical assistance to good effect on Sunday morning, saving the life of a biker who met with an accident at Egmore. S Shivakumaran, 44, a head constable from the Egmore traffic enforcement wing, was manning the Pantheon Road stretch when he witnessed a man being thrown off his bike after ramming a hatchback around 9am. The helmetless biker fell almost 20 metres away, his head striking the road...
Two children of ages two and three years and an Asian housemaid died, and another child and the mother of the three children sustained serious injuries in a traffic accident that occurred on Sixth Ring Road.According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and discovered that two children and an Asian woman died. Their corpses were re..
Anything red reminds ‘Mas’ Subramanian of work. On billboards, flowers and, sometimes, in the evening sky of Corvallis, he sees the colour that had evaded him in his lab at University of Oregon. The search has been on for nine years, since his team in 2009 came up with the first inorganic blue in 200 years, which soon became a billion-dollar commercial pigment called ‘YInMn blue’ or ‘Mas blue’. M A Subramanian, a..
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The Public Relations and Security Media- General Department in the Ministry of Interior announced that Articles 41/2 and 41/5 of the Traffic Law and its amendments, which allow police stations to issue reconciliation order for minor traffic accidents, will be implemented starting from today. The statement issued by the department explained that the objective of this measure is to save the effort and time of the general public whenever they are invol..
A highly reliable sources said many investors purchased plots of land in a project called the ‘The Kuwaitis Hill’ only to discover a year later that they have invested the money in a ‘Illusionary Hill’. It has been reported at least 10 Kuwaiti real estate investors have been looted by two Lebanese brothers who owned a real estate and contracting company. It has also been reported, until recently the two brothers have been liv..
The drug pricing mechanism in the country is likely to be overhauled before the end of this month. Among the changes proposed by the government is the move to introduce a new price index for pharmaceutical products that will become the benchmark to determine prices of all medicines sold in the country — even those that are currently outside the drug price control order. Even now, the government loosely regulates prices of all medicines in publ..
Deficiency of any essential nutrient in the body can complicate its smooth functioning. Lack of key vitamins can cause various health issues such as hair loss, pain in nerves, muscle weakness, fatigue, muscle soreness and constipation. It should be noted that whenever there is a deficiency of any vitamin, our body gives the cues. It will either show changes in your physical and mental health or you may experience major emotional issues. So, what changes..
In 1975, producer Panchu Arunachalam commissioned Ilaiyaraaja for Annakili. And the rest, as they say, is history. Arguably one of the greatest music composers of our times, Ilaiyaraaja’s contribution to Indian music is enormous. The first to introduce western sensibilities in our sonic appetite, Raaja’s music is a delightful mix of the traditional with the new. Known for his classic sounds, Raaja’s usage of strings have the power to m..
Pizza is bae and ditching that despite health warnings seems tough. However, studies say that the box in which the pizza comes may be toxic in nature! Even if you cannot leave the delicious, crunchy and cheesy pizza, you must remove it from its box as soon as it reaches you, if earlier is not possible. We tell you why. IT MAY BE MADE OF HARMFUL RECYCLED MATERIAL: If the box is made up of harmful recycled material, there are high chances that it may ..
After the United Arab Emirates (UAE) banned the entry of fresh produce from the State of Kerala in India, the concerned authorities in Kuwait intends to prepare recommendations on banning the import of vegetables and fruits from the aforementioned Indian State considering the death of 13 persons, including a nurse, due to the Nipah virus outbreak.Knowledgeable sources from the Ministry of Commerce said the ministry will soon issue an official statement ..
Personnel from the General Criminal Investigation Department arrested a receptionist employed at a health center who led a gang of five expatriates (three Bangladeshis and two Arabs) to forge KD 10 stamps.The Operations Room of Interior Ministry received a tip-off that an employee of a health center in Farwaniya governorate was taking advantage of his position as a receptionist to accomplish transactions by forging stamps and rendering services to visit..
An unknown individual waylaid an Indian expatriate in Khaitan area, attacked him and robbed him of his wallet and mobile phone before fleeing from the location. The victim went to Khaitan Police Station with a medical report and informed securitymen that he was walking to his house when an unknown individual wearing casual attire stopped him, hit him and stole his mobile phone and his wallet, which contained KD 44 cash and his official documents. Using ..
At 2am on May 20, on-duty cardiothoracic surgeon Dr K S Saravana Krishna Rajareceived a call from the trauma ward of the government general hospital. “I thought I heard the caller wrong when he said a patient had reported with a gate pierced through him,” said Dr Raja. When he rushed to the ward, he found 29-year-old Vetrivellying prone on a stretcher with part of a three-feet-long grill inside him. Around midnight on May 19, V..
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) launched on Wednesday an e-driving licence system.According to the statement,Undersecretary Lieutenant General Mahmoud Al-Dosari launched the new system, which will help users log in to the e-gate and open an account to pay traffic fines and renew driving licence through filling in an electronic form. The form and content of the new driving licence will be changed to be more secured and developed, head of specialized..
The United States Army Central is currently working to contain the outbreak of highly contagious norovirus at Camp Buehring and Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, according to armytimes.com. The website quoting deputy chief of public affairs and communications for US Army Central, Kavanaugh Breazeale, told Army Times 77 people have been diagnosed with symptoms of the virus, but only seven of those are confirmed cases so far. Breazeale was quoted as saying, &ld..
Acting Director General of Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Ahmad Al-Mousa said the authority, based on provisions of the private sector Labor Law No. 6/2010 and in compliance with the international conventions, has issued a decision to prohibit employers from making their workers work in open areas from 11am to 4 pm from June 1 to Aug 31 of each year.Al-Mousa said the decision refers to open places where it is difficult to perform work under the har..
Statistics by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) about indemnities paid to expatriates in the oil sector over the past five years showed that a total of KD 85 million was paid to those working in various KPC subsidiaries, with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) and Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) on top with KD 32.5 and 35.7 million respectively. Statistics also showed that the total number of expat employees in the oil sector is 3,107, including two in ..



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