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With the ever increasing time constraint, most of us have no time to make friends. To make it easier for people to break the ice while traveling, a Dutch airlines decided to run a community experiment by helping people bond at a buffet dinner table that only allows one to eat if there is a group of 20. The 1.25-minute video has been captioned: “The Dutch airlines KLM has created a dinner table at the airport that no one can eat from, unless 20..
 
His mother would sell clothes at her shop by the footpath while his father would head out for his job, battling to make both ends meet -- that is the earliest recollection Sanjeev Stalin has about his parents’ profession. Even then, Sanjeev’s dreams were different and that was about following his father’s first love -- football. As the nation gears up to host its first FIFA event -- the Under-17 World Cup -- he is close to fulfill..
 
With the idea of e-vehicle picking up with Indians, 30% of the new vehicles on the roads in the country by 2030 are likely to be electric-driven, says a senior automobile industry executive. On India’s aggressive push towards e-mobility, vice chairman and whole-time director of Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), Shekar Viswanathan said that it is impossible to have an all electric fleet in India by 2030. TKM is a joint venture between the Japanese..
 
Thirty minutes of exercise five days a week can significantly reduce your risk of dying early and of developing heart disease, even if a sports club or gym is not an option, according to a new study published in the Lancet journal. One in 12 deaths can be prevented globally and one in 20 cases of cardiovascular disease could be prevented if everyone did physical activity -- whether it's going to the gym, walking to work, or household chores -..
 
Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh disclosed Kuwait’s desire to increase the number of seats granted to Kuwait Airways carriers from 12,000 to 90,000 per week, as the current number of seat allocation does not match the number of Indian expatriates living in Kuwait. The minister said this following her meeting with the honorable Minister of State for External Affairs of India M.J. Akbar ..
 
The Saudi government is lifting a ban on calls made through online apps on Thursday but will monitor and censor them, a government spokesman said. All online voice and video call services - such as Microsoft's Skype, Facebook's WhatsApp and Messenger, and Rakuten's Viber - that satisfy regulatory requirements were set to become accessible overnight. However, on Thursday morning, Viber appeared to remain blocked inside the kingdom, ..
 
Forget renewing yourgym membership or joining Zumba classes. Washing clothes, moping the floor or weeding your garden for 30 minutes a day can cut the risk of death by more than a quarter and bring down the risk of heart diseases by 20%, scientists said in astudy published in The Lancet. The 'Prospective urban rural epidemiology (Pure)' study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries (including four states in India),&..
 
Milky Way may not be as "typical" as previously thought and studying the universe based on the model of our own galaxy may be misleading, scientists say. The Milky Way, which is home to Earth and its solar system, is host to several dozen smaller galaxy satellites. These smaller galaxies orbit around the Milky Way and are useful in understanding the Milky Way itself. Early results from the Satellites Around Galactic Analogs (SAGA) Su..
 
Increasing carbon levels in the oceans may lead to thesixth mass extinctionin Earth's history by about 2100, MIT scientists have predicted after analysing data from the last 540 million years. Researchers fromMassachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) in the US analysed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the fivemass extinctionevents. They identified "..
 
Doha Bank. Qatar Kuwait Bilateral Opportunities Meeting held @ JW Marriott Hotel Kuwait City , Al Thuraya Ballroom Kuwait on 19/09/2017 @ 8:00 PM. eventsandfunction/DOHA ..
 
L&T's Hydrocarbon Division has bagged a major pipeline contract with a value close to Rs 1,700 crore from Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for Engineering, Procurement and Construction of a new 48' Crude Transit Line (TL-5) from North Kuwait to Ahmadi. The completion of the project is scheduled in the third quarter of 2020. The order was won against stiff international competitive bidding which reinforces L&T's unique capability to deliv..
 
BEC Opens Doors New Branch in Omariya Bahrain Exchange Company W.L.L. (BEC), one of Kuwait’s leading worldwide money transfer and foreign exchange companies, has announced today the opening of its 43rd retail outlet in Omariya. Situated behind Farwaniya Middle school - Boys, the new branch is BEC’s 5th in Farwaniya Area which is populated residential area in Kuwait. Open from Saturday to Friday, 9am – 9pm the b..
 
Kuwait, 18–20 September 2017 Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs(MOS) led an Indian delegation for the Third Meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation (JMC) in Kuwait from 18–20 September 2017. He co-chaired the 3rd JMC Meeting with the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mr. Ana..
 
Temperatures in Kuwait are expected to drop slightly over the coming days, Kuwait’s Meteorological Centre (KMC)said on Wednesday. The Indian Monsoon Current continues to affect the region accompanied by a wet air mass with a slight decrease in the temperature, the centre’s head meteorologist Dhirar Al-Ali told KUNA. This constitutes an opportunity for light fog over some areas, he added. Meanwhile, he said that in the daytime on Thursday..
 
The Ministry of Interior personnel dispersed about 50 laborers employed by a private company at Zour Port, reports Al-Shahed daily. This came after the Ahmadi Security Command received a call about the gathering of about 50 laborers. Police patrols rushed to the location where they found out that the laborers had gone on strike due to delayed payment of their salaries for a number of months. Securitymen then accompanied the owner of the company to t..
 
Officers from Farwaniya Security Command arrested a Bangladeshi and two Filipinas for violating the Residency Law and for transforming a bus into a massage parlor and beauty salon. While patrolling in Reggae, the officers got suspicious when they noticed a bus with tinted windows. They signaled the driver — a Bangladeshi — to pull over for routine inspection. When the officers searched the bus, they found a well-decorated room with different..
 
Cutting across party lines, leading politicians, their families, industrialists and a star sportsman are among the prominent persons disqualified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) as directors of shell companies in Karnataka. The list includes sitting Karnataka minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who holds cooperation portfolio, leader of the Opposition and former chief minister Jagadish Shettar’s wife and sons, Tennis ace Leander Paes, forme..
 
Atiff over smokingin public led a motorist to mow down two youths on a bike at theAIIMS flyoverin south Delhi, leaving one of them dead and the other with an injured leg. One of the victims, Gurpreet Singh, 21, a student of photography, succumbed to severe head injuries on Wednesday. His friend Maninder Singh is bound to a wheelchair after a surgery on his leg. The accused, Rohit Kumar Mahanta, who was allegedly drunk, ..
 
At 4.64 million square kilometres, this year's Arctic sea ice minimum extent is the eighth lowest in the consistent long-term satellite record, which began in 1978, NASA's satellite data analysis shows. Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its yearly lowest extent on September 13, the US space agency said. Its minimum summertime extent, which typically occurs in September, has been decreasing, overall, at a rapid pace since the late..
 
The city experienced yet another intense downpour, the second time this season, receiving almost as much rain over Tuesday and Wednesday as it usually does in an entire month. Data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) indicated that over 24 hours starting 8.30am on September 19, Mumbai recorded about 304 mm of rainfall, just shy of the 312mm average set for the entire month of September—which means it rained in one day almost as muc..
 
Minister of State for External Affairs Mr M.J. Akbar arrived in Kuwait to attend the third Meeting of India–Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation to be held on Wednesday, 20th . This is his first official visit to Kuwait at the invitation of the Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Mr. Anas Khaled Al-Saleh. Tuesday evening he addressed the Indian community at the ..
 
Ministries and all government institutions nationwide will be closed on Thursday, Sept 21 to mark the Hijri New Year’s holiday, Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced Tuesday. Meanwhile, workplaces of unconventional and special nature will determine their holidays as they see fit, a statement issued by the CSC noted.-KUNA ===============================================================================..
 
The Ministry of Education announced it is following with great interest what is being published in social media about the spread of ‘strawberry’ pills in schools, but at the same time said no such case has yet been reported from any school, reports Al-Anba daily. The Director of the Social and Psychological Services Department in the Ministry of Education, Faisal Al-Ustaz said all social workers, psychologists and supervisors in the educ..
 
Lemon is not just a good source of vitamin C and a great ingredient to be added in foods. It is also amazing because it can be employed in a number of ways in the kitchen. From removing odour to making your utensils shine like new, lemon can be used to make your life simpler in your kitchen. Cleaning microwave Take 3 tablespoon of lemon juice in a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of water and microwave on high for 5-10 minutes.It helps in loosing grease..
 
Mobile bills are set to decrease as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) on Tuesday cut interconnection usage charge (IUC) by 8 paise per minute. The IUC will be 6 paise per minute from October 1. The telecom regulator also said that no call termination charge will be applicable from January 1, 2020. Telecom operators levy IUC on incoming calls from other networks and the charges are passed on to subscribers. The IUC is a wholesale..
 
Scientists have found how a genetic mutation may lead to excess production of insulin which causes hypoglycemia, an advance that may pave the way for new therapies for low blood sugar. Diabetes is characterised by a deficiency of insulin. The opposite is the case in congenital hyperinsulinism: patients produce the hormone too frequently and in excessive quantities, even if they have not eaten any carbohydrates. Since the function of insulin ..
 
Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent anuclear warwith the United States, has died aged 77, his son said on Tuesday. Petrov, whose extraordinary story was told in a documentary titled "The Man Who Saved the World", received several international awards, was honoured at the United Nations and met Hollywood superstars such as Robert De Niro and Matt Damon. Yet Petrov lived i..
 
Director of Al-Farwaniya Hospital Dr Mahdi Al-Fadli has sent a proposal to the Director of the District Health Area to earmark the new wing of the hospital to treat only Kuwaitis while the old wing can be used for treating expatriates, reports Annahar daily. He said the proposal has the approval of the officials because the Farwaniya Hospital caters to 1.209 million people one-fifth of who are Kuwaitis. He is of the view that the directors, doctors ..
 
A 32-year old Indian nurse was stopped from jumping from the window of her apartment on the fourth floor of a building area in an attempt to end her life. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the suicide attempt, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the location and stopped her from killing herself. After discovering that she suffers from mental problems, she was referred to the..
 
A person trying to avoid checking led security operatives to a liquor factory inside a flat in Mahboula area, and two Asian residency violators were arrested. A security source said the officers discovered the liquor factory while chasing a person who started running upon sighting them on the road. He is said to have entered the flat and left the door open, and the officers called for backup when they realized the place was serving as a liquor facto..
 
In a discovery that may lead to a vaccine against Zika, dengue and Hepatitis C viruses, scientists have found that our body's key immune cells can recognise many different viruses through a single receptor. The findings by researchers at University of Southampton in the UK could change the way viruses are targeted by vaccines. Researchers have shown that natural killer cells (NK cells), which are a fundamental part of the body's immu..
 
Who doesn’t like bringing home a token of memory back from holidays and tourists destinations? Some people even have a tradition of collecting souvenirs that remind them of a place, person or even an event. These souvenirs can either be bought for self or be gifted by someone else; and they can be range from anything, a picture, a miniature version of a famous place or person, local art or crafts work, etc. Did you know that each and every..
 
The recent ATM skimming incident involving two foreigners in the city has exposed the vulnerability of debit and credit cards. The banking industry has resorted to a large-scale blocking of cards to avoid any fraudulent transactions. Many banks, including Bengaluru-based Canara Bank and Corporation Bank, have blocked cards of hundreds of customers in the city to prevent siphoning off customers’ cash. Kotak Mahindra Bank, which witnessed ..
 
A haircut at most barber shops in India is followed by ahead massage. It often ends with a 'neck-crack', when the barber holds you by the chin and tilts the neck sharply to the left and right. Like countless Indian men, Ajay Kumar, 54, came away from the salon feeling refreshed after the haircut-and-massage routine last month. Soon, however, he became increasingly breathless. It turned out that the neck crack had damaged his ..
 
The Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior as saying that the Residency Affairs General Department has worked on lifting the ban on the recruitment of female domestic workers from the Republic of India. The department pointed out that there has been an agreement on the cessation of reasons for canceling the bank guarantee for domestic workers followed by the Embassy of the Republic of India to guarantee the financ..
 
Two Egyptian women drowned in the swimming pool of a residential building. According to security sources, there is no criminal intent behind the incident due to which Ministry of Interior closed the file after detectives conducted necessary investigations and the forensic report was submitted. The two Egyptian women worked in Al-Taiba Hospital, one as a doctor and the other one as a nutritionist. The swimming pool in which they drowned was of the buildi..
 
An Indian woman foiled an attempt to rob a money exchange bureau in Kuwait thanks to her courage and quick thinking, says Gulfnews.com. The raid occurred in a bureau in Mahboola, south of the capital Kuwait City, around noon when there were no clients and only three employees, including the Indian woman, inside, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reported on Sunday. Covering his face with his ghitra, the traditional Gulf headdress, the suspect headed towards one ..
 
In a bid to reduce the accidents, the Railway Ministry on Sunday has decided to take measures to eliminate all unmanned level crossings in the country within a year. A decision was taken in this regard after Union Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal reviewed the performance of Southern Railway and ICF at a meeting held here. During the meeting, the Minister also asked his department authorities to ensure that Indian Railways provide the..
 
1. The story of logic Everything happens for a reason. Similarly, everything you see around is designed for a reason. For instance, the side holes on the pizza boxes. If you have not yet noticed them, do so now and yes, there is a scientific reason behind having those tiny, insignificant holes. Have you ever thought about the reason behind the holes? Well, it has and you definitely need to know the logic that makes the takeaway servic..
 
After doing away with hand baggage tags at over a dozen airports, aviation security agencies are now planning to dump the boarding pass collection system. The CISF chief said that they have begun “exploring” the technology that is required to usher in the boarding card-less system of air travel at the 59 airports that it guards at present and at the rest of such civil facilities that are going to come under its umbrella as part of..
 
It was a random conversation at a tea shop overheard by a policeman that eventually led to busting of the kidney racket in Dehradun. The discussion in question happened between two drivers who were tasked to ferry kidney donors toGangotri Charitable Hospitalon the outskirts of Dehradun. Almost a month ago, constable Pankaj Sharma, posted at Ranipur police station in Haridwar, was sitting in a tea shop in plainclothes when he overheard t..
 
Any society witnessing crisis usually looks for a scapegoat; while the public often expresses sentiments over the practice of holding expatriates accountable for problems and this feeling proves the inability of societies to address their problems quoting Constitutional expert Dr Mohamed Al-Feeli. Al-Feeli agrees with the chairman of Kuwait Society for Human Rights on suspicion of violating international laws in some lawsuits such as the demand to i..
 
An unidentified thief who stole a car which was kept with engine running, apparently panicked when he saw a three-year old toddler sleeping on the back seat of the car, reports Al-Rai daily. This happened in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh when a Syrian man kept the car engine running and entered a grocery shop. When he returned he found the car and the daughter missing. After he filed a complaint with the area police station, police patrols found the girl in front o..
 
Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Fahad Al Shuwai revealed that the number of violations registered using the new traffic cameras from July 16, 2016, when these cameras were launched, to September 9, 2017 are 32,941. He explained that 915 individuals were deported and 54,166 vehicles and 950 motorcycles were seized in 2016. From January 1, 2017 to July 29, 2017, 117 individuals were deported, a..
 
This festive season, besides discounts, jobs will be coming your way. Amazon, Flipkart and Paytm are not just readying to offer heavy discounts, but are also offering thousands of jobs. The industry is set to witness recruitment of at least one lakh temps (temporary workers) across the country. During the four-month (September–December) festive period, Bengaluru alone will see in excess of 10,000 jobs, according to recruitment firms. ..
 
Three Indians figure in a list of 44 kid reporters selected to cover current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sporting events from around the world this school year. Ananyaa Chopra(from Delhi),Roopkatha Roy(Kolkata) andRohan Saketh Devulapalli(Bengaluru) were selected from more than 400 total applicants to report from India. The student reporters for theScholastic News Kids Press Corpsare ag..
 
Marshal of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Arjan Singh passed away on Saturday evening. He was 98. Singh was admitted to the Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi, following a cardiac arrest on Saturday morning in a critical condition. Singh was the chief of Indian Air Force from 1964 to 1969. He was the first Chief of Air Staff to lead the IAF to war against Pakistan in 1965. He retired from the IAF in 1969 but was conferred the five-star rank of..
 
The next Census is a little more than three years away butNCERT's social science textbook for class 8 still quotes literacy data from 2001 and the availability of housing, electricity and piped water from 1994. Its foreword bears the date November 30, 2007, and the book has been in print for 10 years without changes. Come April, that will change as National Council of Educational Research and Training is updating all 182 of its textbooks...
 
The Indian community School Kuwait congratulates Dr. V .Binumon, The Principal and Senior Administrator of the school on receiving the prestigious National award for the Best Teacher by the Honorable President of India. It is a matter of great pride and honor for the school as this much coveted and glorious award is received by Dr. V Binumon .The excellent leadership and amiable team spirit of Dr.Binumon endears him to the management and staff ali..
 
Marshal Arjan Singh, who led the Indian Air Force during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, has been hospitalised and his condition is critical. Ninety-eight-year-old Singh, the only officer of the IAF to be promoted to five-star rank, equal to a field marshal in the Army, was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral hospital this morning after he suffered a cardiac arrest, the defence ministry said. P..
 
The body of a one-and-half-month old girl child was recovered from alocked houseinBanswara districtofRajasthan, police said today. The parents of the child were not at home and returned only after they were informed about her death yesterday, police officials said. Investigatingofficer Manohar Singhsaid according to the preliminary probe, the child's parents had a fight on Thursday aft..
 
Keen to be seen as a socially responsible youth icon, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has stopped endorsing soft drink maker Pepsi and fairness products because of their association with junk food and racism. The 28-year-old swashbuckler is among the most sought after for endorsements but Kohli has decided that he would lend his name only to brands which he himself uses and believes in, people in the know of his endorsement deals said today. ..
 
'Planet 9' - an unseen planet on the edge of our solar system - probably formed closer to home around the Sun than previously thought, astronomers say. Researchers led by the University of Sheffield in the UK found that Planet 9 is unlikely to have been captured from another planetary system, as has previously been suggested. The outskirts of the solar system have always been something of an enigma, with astronomers in the late 19th an..
 
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) awarded 33 teachers across the country for their innovative classroom teaching for the academic year of 2016-17. The teachers were presented the awards during a ceremony on Monday by the state Human Resource Development (HRD) ministerUpendra Kushwaha. “The contribution of teachers in nation building and liberating generations is unparalleled. Teachers are truly the pride of a nation and hav..
 
Temperatures are expected to become moderate in the upcoming days, said Kuwait Meteorological Center. The low pressure will begin to decrease allowing improvement in weather conditions. Moderate to fresh northwesterly wind with speed of 20-42 kms per hour (kph) with a chance for blowing dust over open areas, official at the center Dhirar Al-Ali told KUNA on Thursday. The weather will be relatively hot at the night, with light to moderate northwester..
 
A drunken Indian man lost control over his car when he encountered patrolmen on the way to Sabah Al-Salem area, reports Al-Rai daily. In attempt to escape, the Indian motorist hit and damaged the patrol car causing slight injuries to the officers who were inside the car. The two injured officers endured their injuries and managed to arrest the suspect. A security source said the suspect was in a disoriented state during arrest, and the officers discover..
 
The woes of Indian information technology companies are not limited to the US and extend from Australia to Canada as they not only have to grapple with visa curbs but also obscure rules that are open to interpretation by local authorities. Following the concerns brought out byNasscomin a study, the government has started flagging the hurdles, many of which are against the commitments given by these countries at the World Trade Organisat..
 
Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan on Thursday said the new telecom policy (NTP) will provide roadmap for 5G so that India can leapfrog in telecom and Internet of Things (IoT). Speaking at a media interaction, as part of the second edition of IoT India Congress 2017 in Bengaluru, she said in coming months entire telecom network in India will get upgraded to 4G. "We need to make a significant investment in the telecom networks. Telecom i..
 
DrAchutha Reddy, a well-known psychiatrist hailing from Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district, was stabbed to death in the US state of Kansas on Wednesday. TheWichitapolice have arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Umar Rashid Dutt, in connection with the murder and have sent to him Sedgwich County jail. The motive for the murder is still unclear. The accused, who was a patient of Dr Achutha Reddy, was arrested from the Wichita Country Club..
 
Consuming a low calorie diet may help reverse diabetes, according to a study which contradicts the perception that the condition is progressive and incurable. Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK said that type 2 diabetes is caused by excess fat within both liver and pancreas. This causes the liver to respond poorly to insulin. As insulin controls the normal process of making glucose, the liver then produces too much glucose. S..
 
The symbol "0" is a familiar sight, but its origins are far from certain. A recent batch of carbon dating is causing the history of mathematics to be rewritten, as it has discovered zeros dating back to a period 500 years before previously seen. The numbers appear in an ancient Indian text called the Bakhshali manuscript, which consists of 70 leaves of birch bark, filled with mathematics and text in the form of Sanskrit. "It seems to..
 
Program of Ministerial Visit Revised to 19 th September The Embassy invites attention to the Press Release dated 12 September 2017 regarding an Indian community interaction with Shri M. J. Akbar, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs during his forthcoming visit to Kuwait. Due to change in programme of the Hon’ble Minister, the said interaction..
 
Ministry of Electricity and Water issued 1,000 receipts on the first day of implementation of electricity and water bill payments through “WhatsApp”. According to sources affiliated to the ministry, the average number of receipts issued by the ministry through its new payment service is about 500 receipts per day. They said, “There is a significant response from the consumers who are seeking to settle their water and electricity th..
 
Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department headed by Acting Director-General Major General Mohammad Al-Sharhan have arrested a gang of Indians for trespassing into the basic broadcasting offices of a company and gave channels connection to a number of buildings in Salmiya illegally and earning KD 70,000 monthly. The Criminal Investigations Department had received a report on the gang last Ramadan about the illegal activity in Salmiya. ..
 
A total of 250 robberies in ‘broad daylight’ have been recorded at various police stations in Kuwait during the first eight months of 2017. According to sources some areas are fertile ground for such crimes due to the lack of security presence — areas such as Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, Taima, Khaitan and others. The source explained most of the suspects are jobless persons and others who are already noted criminals. Most of the crimes ..
 
Breaking its silence five days after the murder of a child atRyan International Schoolin Gurugram, theCBSEon Wednesday announced that the onus of safety of students on campus lies solely with school authorities. The CBSE said this in response to a Supreme Court query in the aftermath of the Gurugram school murder. On Wednesday, the board sent a circular on 'safety of children' to its affiliated schools, giving them t..
 
Offshore wealth held by Indians in tax havens has surged nearly 90% since 2007 to $62.9 billion (about Rs 4 lakh crore) in 2015. That's about 3.1% of the country's GDP in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Also, contrary to popular belief,Switzerlandis no longer the preferred destination. Over 53% of this Indian wealth is now held closer home inAsian tax havenslike Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Bahrain..
 
Visitor visas constituted the bulk of total visas granted by the UK to nationalities in non-European Economic Area (EEA) during financial year ended June 30, 2017. Nearly 50% of visitors were from China and India. Of the total 26.3 lakh visas issued by the UK during this period, 20.38 lakh or 77% were for visitors alone. The aggregate number of visitor visas reflected a rise of 8% over the previous year ended June 30, 2016. Of the 20.38 lakh visito..
 
A new Guinness World Record has been set in Germany for the tallest sandcastle, which measures a spectacular 16.68 metres and has broken the record held by celebrated Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik. The enormous sandcastle is intricately decorated with images of tourist attractions from around the world, including Athens' Acropolis and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Using approximately 3,500 tonnes of sand, it took a team of artists al..
 
Skeletons of a family of four mammoths, including a well preserved one-year-old baby, that were discovered buried together in Russia may fetch up to 400,000 pounds at an auction in the UK. The skeletons of the family, consisting of adult male and female mammoths, a younger female and a year-old baby, were all found together during building works near the Siberian city of Tomsk in 2002. The adult female had a height of just over two metres and ..
 
 Ministerial Visit from India press release by Indian Embassy Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs is leading an Indian delegation to Kuwait for the 3rd India – Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.  This Meeting on Trade, Economic, Scientfic and Technological Cooperation between India and Kuwait is taking place after a gap of 9 years.  H.E. Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, Deputy..
 
The vast majority of people believe that the process of obtaining a second citizenship or another nationality is long and tedious. Most look to countries such as the US, Canada, Australia and the UK, along with other European countries, only to be faced with their stringent requirements. These requirements are both costly and time-consuming, often demanding people to reside in the country for a significant period of time, assimilating the culture and le..
 
A new resource centre for Indian migrants employed in Gulf states will help reduce the risk of workers being trafficked to fake jobs and exploited, officials said Tuesday. With a 24-hour helpline and a team of advisers, the Indian Workers’ Resource Centre in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates aims to help the thousands of Indian workers in the region who may be at risk of exploitation. “There are numerous fake job rackets that result in..
 
Police are looking for an unidentified man for impersonating police and robbing a 60- year old Indian, reports Al-Anba daily. The Indian, who is working for the Khaitan Cooperative Society has filed a complaint with the Khaitan Police Station. He said the suspect showed his ID carrying the Interior Ministry logo, accused him of peddling in drugs and ordered him to get into the Jeep. He then drove him to an unidentified location and took his wallet conta..
 
1 Know the real story behind Chicken 65! Chicken 65 is one of the classic dishes of South Indian cuisine. It originated from Chennai and was introduced in 1965 at the famous Buhari restaurant.There are few interesting and different historical claims for how the name "Chicken 65" came into existence. Some theories even say that the chicken was cut into 65 pieces and 65 ingredients were used to prepare the dish. Read to know more! ..
 
With workplace culture being a top priority for companies globally, most leaders believe that it has high impact on an organisation's financial performance, according to a survey. "About 92 per cent of the leaders from successful companies believe that workplace culture has high impact on company's financial performance or is critical to reaching financial goals," according to Dale Carnegie's white paper on 'Transforming A..
 
A man was arrested fromOdisha'sBhadrakdistrict on Tuesday for allegedly selling his 11-month-old son to purchase amobile phonewith part of the money he received in exchange. Police said Balaram Mukhi sold his son for Rs 23,000. He spent Rs 2,000 on the mobile phone, Rs 1,500 on a silver anklet for his seven year-old daughter and the rest on alcohol. Cops also questioned Mukhi's wife, Sukuti. The co..
 
Scientists have developed a new brain-computer interface application which allows music to be composed by the power of thought. Brain-computer interfaces, known as BCI, can replace bodily functions to a certain degree, researchers said. Physically impaired persons can control special prostheses through the power of their minds, surf in internet and write emails with the help of BCI, they said. Researchers from Graz University of Technolog..
 
The Union consumer affairs ministry has asked theCentral Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) to ask officials to take into account service charge collection by hotels andeaterieswhile assessing their tax liabilities. The move comes in the wake of reports that many eateries are still collecting the charge. In a series of tweets, consumer affairs ministerRam Vilas Paswansaid, "In view of seriousness of issue, Deptt. o..
 
KITCO International Quiz Competition. Bengali Cultural Society Kuwait will present the 21st edition of the acclaimed Kitco Inter School Quiz Contest  on  Friday September 15, 2017, Friday at 7:00 PM at American International School, Maidan Hawally. The quiz will be conducted by Andrew Scolt of  M/s Derek O’Brien & Associates. For the past 21 years, the Kitco Interschool Quiz Contest has maintained a high standard as far as &l..
 
Indian police are investigating a major organ trade racket after they arrested two men, including an alleged kingpin, at Mumbai airport for trafficking poor people for their kidneys to Egypt, officials said on Monday. The men — identified as Nizamuddin and Suresh Prajapati — were arrested last week and have been charged with human trafficking, police said. Prajapati, known to police as a “kidney kingpin”, had been arrested by..
 
Al-Durra Domestic Company has started procedures to bring in domestic workers from India. India was selected as the first destination of recruitment, because Indian domestic workers are familiar with Kuwaiti way of life and also considered less trouble-making. General Manager of the company Saleh Al-Wehaib said they have started recruiting drivers, cooks and house boys, and the cost of hiring inexperienced laborers is KD 280. He noted the Gulf c..
 
Feeding cow'smilkto toddlers below the age of one year is a growing factor behind allergic diseases, including in the respiratory and digestive system, as they cannot tolerate protein in the milk, experts said on Sunday. Stating that infants who do not get breast milk need an alternate form of nutrition to maintain their health, the child experts said if cow's milk is fed at such an initial age then the low concentration of iron..
 
India, Asia's third-largest producer and exporter of coffee, has started producing the world's most expensive coffee, made from the poop of civet cat, on a small scale in Coorg district of Karnataka. The Civet coffee, also called as Luwark coffee, is expensive because of uncommon method of producing such a coffee. It is produced from the coffee beans digested by civet cat. The feces of this cat are collected, processed and sold. It is highl..
 
When surgeons were removing a tumour from the most sensitive part of a 10-year-old girl's brain in a Chennai hospital last Wednesday, she was playing her favourite game on her uncle's cellphone. By staying awake, talking and moving her limbs, the girl gave her doctors the confidence that they were on the right track. Nandini, a Class V student and aBharatanatyamdancer, was brought toSIMS Hospitalwith complaints of su..
 
Smoking e-cigarettes with nicotine may cause arteries to stiffen and increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes later in life, a study warns. Researchers, including those from Karolinska Institute in Sweden, found that there was a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure in the volunteers who were exposed to e-cigarettes containing nicotine. Arterial stiffness increased around three-fold in those who were exposed to nicotine c..
 
Ministry of Services (formerly Ministry of Communication) has called on subscribers to settle their telephone bills to avoid disconnection, reports Al-Anba daily. In a statement Wednesday, the ministry said it’ll activate in the course of the month (September) the automatic disconnection of telephone service to subscribers of landline defaulting payment. It added the disconnection of telephone service will be preceded by SMS to notify defaulters, ..
 
Two expatriates died and two others sustained injuries when two vehicles collided on Airport Road close to Sheikh Saad Airport. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen, paramedics and firefighters rushed to the location. They referred the two corpses to the Forensics Department while paramedics referred the two injured victims to the nearest hospital.-A.T. =..
 
The steam-emitting locomotive that chugged along the tracks appeared like an ancient beast breathing back to life. A century ago it would have been normal for the steamer to barrel along, but on Sunday, it was the cynosure of the public who watched it with wild curiosity. Such an attention is justified when the locomotive in question is the world’s oldest, which was brought out of retirement for a brief ride. Cheered by heritage ent..
 
For the first time, as many as four states and a Union Territory have managed to bring down cases pending for over 10 years in their subordinate courts to almost zero. It's not a mean achievement, considering thatdecade-old casesin the country account for 23 lakh, or almost 9% of all cases pending in the subordinate courts. Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Chandigarh are the five where the justice delivery system has pi..
 
Letting your pets sleep in your bedroom can be comforting, say scientists who found that people sleep better with their dogs nearby. However, sharing the bed and snuggling with pets may negatively affect sleep quality, the study found. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in the US evaluated the sleep of 40 healthy adults without sleep disorders and their dogs over five months. Participants and their dogs wore activity trackers to track their sle..
 
A secret world of animals and plants,including unknown species, may live in warm caves underAntarctica's glaciers, scientists said on Friday. The caves, hollowed out by steam from active volcanoes, are light and could reach temperatures of 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit), researchers said, raising the possibility of a whole ecosystem of flora and fauna deep beneath the frozen surface. A study led by the Australian National..
 
Grand Hypermarket opens its 46th branch regionally in Farwaniya: Grand Hyper 46th outlet at Farwaniya- Kuwait has been inaugurated jointly by Regency Group Managing Director Dr. Anvar Ameen and prominent businessman Mr. Adil Al Arbeed in the presence of Mr. Aboobacker Mohamed (Director- Regency Group), Mr. Jasim Mohamed Al Sharrah (Chairman- Grand Kuwait), Mr. Ayyoob Kachery (Regional Director), Dr. Abdul Fathah (Director), Mr. Mohamed ..
 
The objective of additional charges on the health insurance paid through insurance companies for those who desire to renew family residency visas for parents is to cover the cost of medical services in both government and private health facilities, quoting sources close to Ministry of Interior. The same sources added any renewal of family visa for parents under the sponsorship of their children require health insurance from an insurance company, in ..
 
Police have arrested an Arab for violating residence law and begging money, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, the suspect was caught in Mansouriya. He was caught in the act while begging money from a person who had just left a bank premises. It has been reported the beggar had on his person KD 400, which he had reportedly collected in just a few hours. He has been referred to the concerned authorities to prepare his deportation from the country. &..
 
An Indian passenger who arrived at Kuwait International Airport from Dubai was arrested in possession of AED 150,000 which he did not declare or verify its source. The Customs officer, after noticing the nervousness of the passenger, decided to inspect the baggage he was holding. Initial inspection revealed nothing but the inspector, due to his experience, insisted on carrying out a comprehensive search and eventually managed to find the above..
 
Saying sorry when making a social rejection can have the opposite effect of its intention, a study has found. "Contrary to popular belief, apologies do not soften the blow of rejections," said Gili Freedman, from Dartmouth College in the US. "Most people have had the experience of wanting to minimise the hurt of the person they are rejecting. But how exactly do you do that?" Freedman added. Researchers found that despi..
 
Abbotthas globally halted the sale of its bioresorbable cardiac stent Absorb, ostensibly due to "low commercial sales". Its statement announcing this on Friday had no reference to how sales had fallen drastically due to safety concerns. Before stent prices were capped in India earlier this year, Indians were paying more than twice as much as European and US consumers for Absorb. Also, Absorb sold here at a huge premium over normal d..
 
Charles, the heir to Britain's throne, today became the longest-serving Prince of Wales in history. The 68-year-old broke the record of Queen's Victoria's oldest son Albert, who went on to become King Edward VII after holding the title of Prince of Wales for more than 59 years before becoming monarch. Charles, who turns 69 in November, is already the oldest heir apparent. However, as Albert known in the family as Bertie was ma..
 
India's tourism industry could soon get a fillip with the re-introduction of seaplanes. Commercial aviation playerSpicejetis scheduled to sign a MoU with Japan's Setouchi Holdings next week when Japanese Prime MinisterShinzo Abevisits India, bringing seaplanes back to Indian skies. It is learnt once the agreement is inked, the Indian player will start work to bring seaplanes to India. Shipping ministerNitin Gadkari&n..
 
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