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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now make periodic review of textbooks of private publishers prescribed by its affiliated schools. The decision was taken after a series of meetings with the human resource development ministry, CBSE and the National Council of Educational Research and Training to ensure that the booksare in accordance with the National Curriculum Framework. Meanwhile, over 1,400 CBSE schools have raise..
The world's first robot table tennis tutor in Japan has set a new Guinness World Record for its uncanny ability of being able to play the game better than most humans. FORPHEUS (Future Omron Robotics Technology for Exploring Possibility of Harmonised aUtomation with Sinic Theoretics) has officially been given the Guinness title for its unique technological intelligence and educational capabilities. According to the project's lead devel..
Ten high-end sports cars, including Porsche,Lamborghini and Ferrari, were impounded by police near Chennai on Sunday for allegedly over-speeding on the East Coast Road. The cars were driven by men aged below 30 years. While the police claimed the men were racing on the stretch near Akkarai, the drivers claimed that they had gone for a breakfast event organised by a car company. The 'problem' started when one of the men, identified as R..
Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki has stopped selling one of its popular hatchbacksRitzin both domestic and international markets. Launched in 2009 in both petrol and diesel versions, the Ritz sold a total of around 4 lakh units. Confirming the development, Maruti spokesperson told PTI, "As part of refreshing our product portfolio, we continuously review our portfolio and introduce new models." Stating tha..
With an eye on making coding more popular and fun, the '0Gravity' coding club for school-goerswas launched in Chennai on Saturday. Spearheaded by teenager Krish Samtani, it was started in Bengaluru a month ago. For 14-year-old Samtani, who had been flooded with hundreds of requests from Chennaiites to bring his camp to the city, it was an easy choice. As the unusual name suggests, the camp does not stick to the traditional method..
The Pakistan International Airlinesallowed seven passengers to travel standing in the aisles all the way to Saudi Arabialast month, prompting a probe into the serious breach of security regulations by Pakistan's loss-making national carrier, according to media reports. As many as seven passengers aboard the Boeing777 Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-743 (Karachi-Madina) on January 20 were forced to stand throughout th..
Greetings for the National & Liberation days On the occasion of the National Day and the Liberation Day of Kuwait, Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi have extended warm greetings and heartiest felicitations to H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Amir, H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister and the friendly people ..
PRESS RELEASE The Embassy shall remain closed on Sunday, 26th February, 2017 on the occasion of Kuwait National & Liberation Day and will resume its duties on Monday, 27th February, 2017. Only emergency consular services will be rendered by the Embassy on the closed holidays. 23 February 2017 =================================================================================..
Four citizens were arrested for stealing cars.The suspects were using a towing truck to carry parked cars-claiming they needed repair.Police received several complaints from citizens and expatriates about missing cars,so they launced an investigation and identified the four suspects.They were later detained.-K.T. ======================================================================== ..
In a tragic incident, 3-year-old twin brothers today drowned in a washing machine while their mother was out to buy detergent at Rohini in north west Delhi, police said. The twins, Naksh and Neeshu, were inside the top loading washing machine for up to 30 minutes before being discovered by their father, they said. There was about 15 litres of water in the spinning tub of the washing machine and there is a possibility that the children fell int..
As summer sets in, water bottling companies, beverage firms and sellers of packaged goods are facing the heat for their 'dual' MRP policy. More than half a dozen states have cracked down on companies that charge a higher MRP for their products in certain spaces like malls, airports and hotels. While most of these states have served prosecution notices, Maharashtra legal metrology department has gone a step further an..
It is the most coveted trophy in the world of entertainment but the Oscar statue itself is worth only USD 10. The making of the Oscar statue costs USD 400 but as per a rule, before a trophy can be put up for auction, it must first be offered to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for USD 10, reported the Entertainment Weekly. Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg, who is one of the supporters of this rule, spent USD 1.36 million on Oscars ..
The Oscars this year could be historic for India. If Dev Patel, who has been nominated for best supporting actor for the film "Lion", takes home the statuette, he will be the first true blue Indian to win an Academy Award for acting. Ben Kingsley, who won the best actor Oscar in 1983 for "Gandhi", is half-Indian. Talking to British daily Telegraph, Patel said, "It's time an Indi..
IIT-Roorkee has developed a regional early warning system which will alert people in Uttarakhand in the event of an earthquake by sounding a siren. A siren will scream after getting required signals from sensors to be put up in quake-sensitive areas across the state and alert people in case of earthquakes so they get enough time to reach safety, seismic scientist from IIT-R Ashok Kumarsaid in a presentation at a meeting of the Advisory ..
Seventeen years after first setting foot in Saudi Arabia, Dominic Steck shipped his two cats and returned to Germany with his wife and school-age children, who hardly know their homeland. As Saudi Arabia steps up efforts to employ more of its own people, and with economic growth slowing, the ranks of well-paid white-collar expatriates like Steck are thinning. For them, the good times are over. Steck said that to reduce costs, his employer..
Veteran space scientist K Kasturirangan has said decades of space research have only touched the tip of the iceberg understanding various planets, and continuous exploration of the solar system would throw light on possible options for humans to settle down. The former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also said that establishing a human colony on the Moon is certainly possible that can have objective to explore and ex..
Ever since they were called to Floridato catch snakes there, two expert snake catchers, Vadivel Gopaland Masi Sadaiyan, from the Irula community in the city, are now popular on social media sites. In 2016, the Florida Wildlife Commissionapproved the project, and funded the University of Florida to bring two expert Irula snake catchers for a pilot python detection project. Teaming up with Florida herpetologist Joseph Wasilewski, and Uni..
Two Egyptian expatriates were arrested for stealing vehicles that were parked near mosques in Sharq area during prayer times. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Media Security of the ministry explained that the police station of the area received a number of complaints from worshippers about theft of electronic components from their vehicles while they were praying in mosques. Immediat..
An unidentified individual, who works as the mandoub (representative) and typist of a state institution, was arrested for forging documents particularly for changing designations in order to facilitate issuance of driving licenses for individuals, for which he received KD 500 – KD 800 from each individual. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department for Residency Affairs received information about the activities..
Australian engineers have developed an advanced microscope using barcode laser scanner technology that may help doctors better analyse complex medical conditions ranging from blood disorders and cancer to neurological disorders. The microscope can film moving blood cells and neurons firing in living animals and is much more powerful than similar microscopes available commercially. "Scientists can use our new microscope to analyse complex ..
The Civil Aviation Ministry today decided to do away with security stamp on hand baggage tags at seven airports but the move appeared to have run into rough weather with CISF opposing its immediate execution. In a circular today, civil aviation security regulator BCAS said the system of putting security stamp on hand baggage tags would be immediately done away with at seven airports -- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Coc..
High daily intake of fruits such as apples and pears as well as green leafy vegetables may lower the risk of developing chronic lung disease in smokers, a new study has found. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes respiratory conditions that narrow the airways, such as bronchitis and emphysema. The primary risk factor for developing COPD is smoking, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that it is set to become the t..
An Indian engineer was killed and two others injured when an American man opened fire on them after allegedly yelling "get out of my country", with the local police calling it as a "possible hate crime". Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, working at the Garmin headquarters in Olathe, was killed in the shooting on Wednesday night, while another Indian and his colleague Alok Madasani was critically injured. According to latest reports, Mad..
The interior ministry's residency affairs directorate plans to make it mandatory for both parents to be living in Kuwait with valid residency visas to renew their children's residency visas, informed sources told. According to report, female doctors and teachers are exempted from this rule and allowed to sponsor their children without the presence of their husbands in Kuwait. Exceptions will be made for some categories working for..
A feasibility study is being carried out concerning the privatization of Kuwait International Airport and telephone service, reports Al-Anba daily quoting informed sources. They said a plan was formed regarding the facilities that the government wants to privatize, after some provisions in the privatization Law No. 37/2010 were amended. The sources affirmed that the time scheduling for the privatization of the intended facilities including Kuwait In..
Police have arrested a Filipino for forging contracts with a telecom company and purchasing 17 iPhone 7 Plus on installments, reports Al-Anba daily. It has been reported the suspect managed to steal information about residents in Kuwait with the help of the password of a co-worker working in the shop without his knowledge from the archive of a telecom company. The daily mentioned the Filipino then sold the cell for 20 percent less the original price..
Five Asian expatriates — two Indians, two Pakistanis and one Bangladeshi — were arrested for stealing gas cylinders from houses and restaurants. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media explained that several cases were filed against unknown masked individuals who stole gas cylinders from various houses and restaurants. This prompted the Farwaniya Security Command ..
Scientists are developing a new way of extracting uranium from seawater, an advance that may help countries that lack resources to harness nuclear power from the oceans. Researchers have long known that uranium dissolved in seawater combines chemically with oxygen to form uranyl ionswith a positive charge. Extracting these uranyl ions involves dipping plastic fibers containing a compound called amidoxime into seawater. The uranyl ions es..
Though US President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ rhetoric has triggered panic in India’s IT industry, the European Union vowed to remain open to admitting more skilled professionals into its member nations. “Europe is open for people with a high demand. Indian people are highly skilled,” said David McAllister, chairman, European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday. McAllister is curren..
Class 10 and class 12 board students suffering from type 1 diabetes are now allowed to bring along snacks and a 500 ml water bottle to their CBSE examination centre. However, they will have to submit a medical certificate to their school principal to get the relaxation, according to a circular issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday evening. CBSE’s controller of examination K K Choudhury said in the circular that ..
For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth size planetsorbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, according to NASAand the Belgian-led research team who announced the discovery Wednesday. The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter. Three are i..
Civil Service Commission (CSC) has declared next Saturday and Sunday as public holiday on the occasion of the National Days celebration, and normal work will resume on Monday Feb 27. Consequently, public sector employees will have a three-day break starting from Friday. In a circular, CSC stated the Council of Ministers has decided to grant workers in all government departments and agencies holiday to celebrate the Liberation and Independence Days o..
The Ahmadi police have solved the complicated murder mystery, reports Al-Anba daily. Police are said to have taken into custody an unidentified Egyptian man who reportedly fatally stabbed a compatriot in an open ground in Mahboula and escaped. According to security sources, the suspect asked the victim to meet him at a certain point in Mangaf, away from his home to settle a personal dispute concerning financial matters. During an altercation, the su..
The Criminal Court presided over by Justice Waleed Al-Kandari has sentenced two Egyptian brothers to death for murdering their compatriot in Jaber Al-Ahmad area in a plain act of vengeance. The accused are said to have used a butcher’s knife to smack the head of the deceased after stabbing him and left to die. The victim was later found by his relative who notified the police about the incident, and investigation led to the two brothers. A..
India has been declared the winner of 'International Fashion Showcase Country Award' at the London Fashion Week. Five emerging designers- Antar–Agni by Ujjawal Dubey, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Ka-Sha by KarishmaShahani Khan, P.E.L.L.A by Priyanka Ella Lorena Lama and KaleekalBy Alan Alexander- created sustainable fashion exhibition 'the Indian Pastoralists' to win the award beating 25 other nations judged by a panel of industry ex..
Air India will sell two more Dreamliners to raise $250 million for the repayment of a short-term loan it took earlier for purchasing these planes. The national carrier has initiated the process of selling these two aircraft, which could fetch around Rs 1,700 crore, officials said. Air India has fixed the reserve price for each aircraft at $125 million. After selling the planes, Air India plans to get them back on lease, a normal practice in th..
From April this year, you will have to pay for services of Reliance Jio, that took the telecom marketby storm through its free offerings. Jio on Tuesday announced plans to charge customers, while increasing the number of tariff plans to widen choice of its offerings. Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance, said the company has managed to breach the coveted 100-million subscriber mark within six months of its launch on September 5. "Ji..
Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers worldwide is lost through over-eating or wastage, according to a new study. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers said. Efforts to reduce the billions of tonnes lost could improve global food security – ensuring everyone has access to a safe, affordable, nutritious diet - a..
Quitting a high-salary job with the world's second biggest investment bank is not an easy decision. But Gaurav Panditand his wife Sheetal had no qualms when they resigned together from Goldman Sachsin New York. But the reason for this bold decision could leave many surprised. This couple from Gujarat put in their papers only because they wanted their eighteen-month daughter to stay in their native Bhavnagar and learn their mother to..
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Indian Embassy Auditorium Indian Embassy Auditorium has now been fully repaired ─ all seats in the Auditorium have been newly upholstered, toilets have been modernized and other minor repairs undertaken.   The Auditorium is now available for community socio-cultural activities, as per the guidelines below: (i) Use of Auditorium is available to only Indian Associations registered with Embassy; (ii) An interested India..
TMCA’s Blood Donation Camp – 2017 Newsletter In the holy Quran Allah swt. says, “Whosoever saves a human life saves the life of the whole mankind.” Donating blood is an active way of helping others and the whole of society. One can almost say that blood is that magic potion which gives life to another person. Though we have made tremendous discoveries and inventions in Science we are not yet able to make the magic pot..
The government may decide to repeal all forms of subsidy by March 2020 if it implements the remaining aspects of the recommendations contained in the report of Ernst &Young, which the Ministry of Finance assigned to prepare the roadmap for subsidy reform, reports Arab Times daily. A source noted the report was ready a few months ago but was kept under wraps to avoid undue parliamentary reaction, adding its implementation is not binding until all..
A Sri Lankan expatriate was arrested for forging salary certificates and bank statements for a number of individuals from whom he took money for these services. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media at Ministry of Interior explained that officers from Capital Department for Criminal Investigations, after receiving information about the activities of the suspect, launched in..
The Afghanistancricket team might have participated in a few World Cups, but for their players Monday will always stand out. The induction of two Afghan players -leg-spinner Rashid Khan, 18, and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi, 31 into IPL, is recognition of the fact that the country belongs to the big league of the game. Though it was BCCI that had allowed five Afghan cricketers to be part of the auction at the "request" of their CEO Sha..
Microsoft on Monday announced its partnership with India’s leading ecommerce platform Flipkart, wherein the latter will avail Microsoft Azure as its exclusive public cloud platform. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Flipkart Group CEO Binny Bansal announced the partnership, which will provide Indian consumers the best online shopping experience.Nadella said Microsoft aims to empower every Indian and every Indian organisation with technology.&nb..
Doctors in the US have successfully completed a near-total face transplant on a 32-year-old man during an extensive, life-changing surgery to improve his ability to chew, speak, breathe and smell. The face of recipient Andrew Sandness was devastated by a gunshot wound at the age of 21. The surgery, which spanned more than 50 hours, was carried last year and involved restoring Sandness' nose, upper and lower jaw, palate, teeth, cheeks, facial mu..
Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) chairman A S Kiran Kumaron Monday said the country has the capability to develop a space station, but it needed a long-term approach and an ambitious planning. His comment follows ISRO display of technological prowess last week by launching 104 satellitesin a single mission. "We have all the capabilities to set up a space station. The day the country takes the decision, we will &#..
“Made in India Exhibition” organized by Indian Embassy Indian Embassy organized a  “Made in India Exhibition” in Holiday Inn Hotel, Salmiya on Saturday, 18th February 2017 from 10:30 am - 8:00 pm. Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E. Mr. Sunil Jain inaugurated the Exhibition. The main aim of the Exhibition was to promote Made in India products, especially Indian Automobiles and Home appliances in Kuwait. ..
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Officials from the Public Authority for Manpower affirmed that the transfer of family visas from Article No. 22 to Article No. 18 continues based on the prevailing decisions made in the past, and nothing has changed with regard to the family visas of wives, reports Arab Times daily. The same sources indicated the decision to suspend the transfer of family visas for thespouses of expatriates under Article 22 only applies when there is family di..
A number of Kuwaitis and expatriates expressed resentment over the widespread manipulation of commodity prices in many stores. They urged for increased monitoring of markets by the concerned authorities in order to bring an end to this negative phenomenon. Omar Zedan explained that some stores cheat by displaying low prices on the racks but charge higher prices at the cash counters. They take advantage of the tiredness that customers experience from..
Clients of three local banks are said to have lost approximately KD 5 million when hackers succeeded into breaking into their accounts, a charge denied by the banking sources, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting a reliable source. According to the source, when scores of clients filed complaints with the banks, they were reportedly told that the complaints should be filed with the police stations.-A.T. ====================================================..
Scientists have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement officials from gunfire. The new barrier can be folded compactly when not in use, making it easier to transport and deploy. When expanded - which takes only five seconds - it can provide cover for officers and stop bullets from several types of handguns. "We worked with a federal special agent to understand what their needs were, as..
Virat Kohlihas become the first Indian sportsperson to sign a Rs 100-crore endorsement deal with a single brand. The Indian cricket captain has struck an eight-year deal with sports lifestyle brand Pumaworth about Rs 110 crore. Kohli is now set to join the likes of Jamaican sprinters Usain Boltand Asafa Powell, and footballers Thierry Henryand Oliver Giroud - among others - as a global ambassador for the brand. The unusually..
Asymmetrical genetic activity in the spinal cord that begins in the womb determines if the baby will be right or left-handed, according to a new study which shows that the brain is not responsible for a person's handedness. To date, it had been assumed that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemisphere might be responsible for a person's handedness. A preference for moving the left or right hand develops in the womb fro..
A new Math teaching method-Shanghai technique— is the new buzzword in arithmatic classroomssacross the world with discussions raging over how to adopt the model locally. In this method, a teacher breaks down concepts and goes ahead with other chapters only after every child has grasped the idea. The Shanghai method shot into spotlight a couple of years ago after 15-year-olds from the Chinese city performed better than counterparts..
DIVERSIFICATION WILL LEAD TO NEW STRATEGIC ALLIANCES   BETWEEN QATAR AND SOUTH KOREA Doha Bank hosted a Knowledge Sharing Session on “Changing Global Dynamics and Opportunities” on Thursday the 16th February 2017 from 6.30 pm at Lotte Hotel, Seoul, South Korea. H.E Mr. Kim Jin-Soo, Secretary General, Korea Arab Society attended the event. The event also witnessed participation from Qatar embassy, Oman ..
With the aim of easing the traffic congestion that resulted from the closing of Ghazali Bridge, Assistant Undersecretary for Road Affairs at Ministry of Public Works Eng Ahmad Al-Hassan declared that the Airport Bridge towards Shuwaikh Port will be opened within two weeks and a new detour road, which is part of the Jamal Abdul Nasser Road Project, will be opened soon, reports Arab Times daily. Al-Hassan said this step will contribute in easing the t..
A security source denied rumors which have been published on the social media that the General Traffic Department has stopped issuing and renewing driving licences of expatriates, reports Arab Times daily. The same source said the rumors are baseless. The source noted the Directorate-General of Traffic is committed to implementing the ministerial decision concerning the issue of driving licences. The GTD, the source said, continues to renew the ..
More engineering aspirants are likely to realise their dream of studying in the country's premier technology institutes this year, with the IITs readying to increase their intake by 460, taking the total number of seats to 11,032. The seats will mostly be added in the new IITs. The IITs in Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Ropar, Jodhpur, Patna, Indore, Mandi and Jammu have sent proposals for an increase in intake to their respective senates and the Joi..
Printing solar cells may soon be as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper, thanks to researchers who have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a new class of solar devices. This alternative solar technology could lead to low-cost, printable solar panels capable of turning nearly any surface into a power generator, researchers said. "Economies of scale have greatly reduced the cost of silicon manufacturing. ..
The Edappadi K Palaniswami government in Tamil Naduon Saturday won the trust votewith 122 MLAs favouring him, after the assembly witnessed chaosand eviction of 89 legislators who went on a rampage demanding secret ballot. Rebel AIADMKleader O Panneerselvam got 11 votes. Palaniswami won the confidence vote in the assembly where only AIADMK legislators -- MLAs supporting party general secretary V K Sasikala and former chi..
SpaceX aborted its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff today due to a "slightly odd" technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine. The delay was taken "out of an abundance of caution," a SpaceX spokesman said, and came a day after engineers discovered a small helium leak in the engine's second stage. "All systems go, except the movement trace of an upper sta..
Disposables like catheters, guide wires and balloons used in every angioplasty are reused and billed repeatedly in many private hospitals. Adding to the risk of infection, you could be paying for something that has already been paid for. And the hospital may be making a profit of Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 on every procedure with simple reuse and rebilling, say industry sources. The practice is so rampant that the health ministry has issued an off..
After days of dramatic developments in Tamil Nadu, the stage is set for a crucial floor test in the special session of the Assembly on Saturday to decide the fate of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Palaniswami, who was picked by party general secretary V K Sasikala for the chief minister’s post after her conviction in a corruption case, claims he has the support of 124 party MLAs in a House with 234 elected members. His rival O Pa..
“Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention we have in healthcare,” said Laurie K Twells, a clinical epidemiologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She bases this bold claim on her experience with seriously obese patients and a detailed analysis of the best studies yet done showing weight-loss surgery’s ability to reverse the often devastating effects of being extremely overweight on health and qua..
The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regulations. WHO completed the assessment of the status of the Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT) and measured the maturity of the system in India. "The assessment has been done in respect of 9 different functionalities and Indian NRA has been declared..
A hidden realm as big as the Indian subcontinent that is submerged under the Pacific Ocean deserves to be recognised as a new continent 'Zealandia', according to a new study released today. The 4.9 million kilometre region of the southwest Pacific Ocean is made up of continental crust, researchers said. The region is elevated relative to surrounding oceanic crust, has diverse and silica-rich rocks and a relatively thick and low-velocit..
With reports of several hospitals seeking to beat the price cap on stents by shifting charges under other heads, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority(NPPA) plans to seek billing data from the insurance regulator and insurance providers to ensure price reductions are passed on to patients. The national drug pricing authority is in talks with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India seeking information on billing so ..
A common food additive found in chewing gums, chocolates and breads may significantly reduce the ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and block pathogens, a new study has warned. "Titanium oxide is a common food additive and people have been eating a lot of it for a long time, but we were interested in some of the subtle effects, and we think people should know about them," said Gretchen Mahler, a professor at the Binghamton Un..
Low temperatures are expected over the weekend due to the northwestern wind, executive at Kuwait Meteorological Center Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said Thursday. The country has been affected recently by the seasonal low-pressure winds coming from the direction of Sudan, leading to clouds and rainfall on some areas, Al-Qarawi told KUNA. The lowest temperature recorded Thursday was between 12-10 C while the highest reached 22 C with light to moderate northwe..
Assistant Undersecretary for Criminal Security Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Abdul Hamid Al-Awadhi has referred a policeman to the Public Prosecution for committing crimes — extortion and looting money — from pedestrians and motorists after duty hours, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the suspect was caught in the act in Mahboula. He reportedly stopped one of the victims and attempted to blackmail him in ..
Using smartphones, laptops and other technology to work from home may help you do away with rush hour traffic, but also lead to longer working hours, higher stress and sleeping problems, according to a new UN study in 15 countries including India. "This report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance," said Jon Messenger, co-author of the joint report by the UN International La..
The UAE has unveiled plans to build the first city on Mars by 2117 as the energy-rich country looks to transport people to the Red Planet over the next few decades. Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan announced the 100-year national project on which the Gulf state would..
Antarctic sea ice extent has shrunk to the lowest level since records began nearly four decades ago, scientists say. According to data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) sea ice in the frozen continent covered just 2.26 million square kilometres on Tuesday, dipping below the earlier 1997 record low. The sea ice is likely to decrease further as it usually melts to its smallest for the year at the end of February in the summer..
The health ministry has asked central government hospitalsacross the country, such as AIIMS, to buy khadi products — from soaps to doctors' coats and bed and bath linen — as it seeks to purchase goods worth at least Rs 150 crore. The order, issued on Wednesday, covers at least 23 hospitals, including PGI Chandigarh, Jipmer Puducherry and Nimhans Bengaluru, apart from AIIMS. In all, a list of 45 items has been circulated for th..
PSLV-C37 Successfully Launches 104 Satellites in a Single Flight At 0928 hrs IST on 15 February 2017 morning, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)  successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites on board ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C37, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. It is the highest number of satellites launched in one single mission anyw..
Scripting history, India on Wednesday successfully launched a record 104 satellites from Sriharikota and put them into orbit in a single mission on board its most dependable Polar rocket. Of the 104 satellites, 101 belong to foreign customers. Recording its 38th consecutive success, the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro) workhorse Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) injected India’s weather observation Cartosat-2 S..
Coronary stents became scarce in private and government hospitals on Wednesday, a day after the national drug price regulator capped their prices. Manufacturers say they are withdrawing stocks to comply with the government’s directive to mark down prices on their labels immediately. Patients awaiting angioplasty over the next couple of months now face uncertainty. In some hospitals, patients were distressed to hear about the scarcity, an..
CBSEschools will have to use NCERTtextbooks from the 2017-18 academic session. The move to make National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) study materials mandatory for all Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools across the country is expected to standardise the curriculum across schools in the country. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Union minister for human resource development Prak..
Ministry of Education will begin replacing 25 percent of expatriate workers with Kuwaitis, based on the Kuwaitization policy, starting from 2017/2018 academic year. This will be done by terminating the recruitment of expatriate teachers of specialties for which many Kuwaiti and GCC teachers can be appointed. According to a source, the officials have collated names of over 450 teachers and 150 heads of departments and technical supervisors in prepara..
Personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department have put an end to the criminal activity of a three-man gang of Syrians, one of the most dangerous, where theft of vehicles is concerned, reports Al-Anba daily. During interrogation, the thieves are said to have admitted to stealing eight buses and dozens of vehicles of different models, most when they were left in operation by the owners. One of the Syrians reportedly left the country a few days..
Scientists have detected more than 100 new potential exoplanets, including one orbiting a star about 8.1 light years away from the Earth, using one of the most successful techniques for spotting alien worlds. Astronomers released the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations made using a technique called the radial velocity method. The radial velocity method takes advantage of the fact that the planet's gravity also affe..
Thirteen elevated stations in Phase-1 of Chennai Metro Railon Monday received a platinum rating and global leadership recognition from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) for its incorporation of green concepts in the design, construction and operation of the transit system. These metro stations include those on the Little Mount-Guindy-Nanganallur-Meenambakkam-Airport line (Corridor 1) and Koyambedu-CMBT-Arumbakkam-Va..
A heroic Indian-origin Scotland Yard officer has been honoured with a top bravery award in the UK for risking his own life to save a family trapped in a burning house, winning the vote of thousands of Londoners. Shand Panesar, along with colleague Craig Nicholson, won the Total Excellence in Policing Awards at the annual ceremony last week for rescuing a couple from a burning building. Thousands of Londoners took part in the public vote to cho..
You may soon be able to get a permanent account numberin minutes and also pay income tax through your smartphone. As part of its drive to make life easy for taxpayers, the Central Board of Direct Taxes is working on issuing PANon a real-time basis using Aadhar's e-KYC facility, which allows an individual to verify his or her details such as address using biometric identification features like thumb impressions. ..
According to instructions issued by the Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwe’a all driving licences for expatriates which were issued after 2014 must be renewed at the department that had issued them, reports Arab Timedaily. The source explained this is done to help the authorities to refer to the archive and check the purpose of issuing the licence. If the person has changed the profession that does ..
Acting on information personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department set a trap and arrested a four-man gang — two Syrians, a Kuwaiti and an Egyptian — for accepting money between KD 50 and KD 150 to get the vehicles passed at the technical inspection department if they don’t meet the conditions, reports Al-Anba daily. Without going into details, the daily said the men have been referred to the Public Prosecution.-A.T. ======..
Police are looking for two people for impersonating police and robbing six Indians, reports Al-Rai daily. A security source said the impersonators broke into their apartment and beat the six men after accusing them of crimes they had not committed. Then they took their cell phones and ordered them to show their wallets and escaped with KD 650, their civil IDs and some car keys. A case has been filed at the Salmiya Police Station.-A.T. ==============..
Circular DNA, once thought to be rare in tumor cells, is actually very common and seems to play a fundamental role in evolution and drug resistance of cancer, scientists including one of Indian origin have found. The new study is likely to change the way tumor evolution is understood by scientists and could ultimately lead to new ways to prevent and treat many malignancies. Circular DNA that encode cancer genes are far more common in cancer cells t..
Coming down hard on corruption in MBBS admissions in Madhya Pradeshbetween 2008 and 2012, the Supreme Courtcancelled the degrees of 634 doctors on Monday and said admissions obtained through a mass fraud called "Vyapam Scam" could not be condoned. "The actions of the appellants are founded on unacceptable behaviour and in complete breach of rule of law. Their actions constitute acts of deceit... National character, in our..
Losing weight through surgical approaches may substantially reduce people's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study has found. The study offers hope to nearly two billion adults who are overweight or obese worldwide that many of the detrimental effects of carrying too much weight can recede, even on the molecular level, once they lose weight. In 2015, Robert J Freishtat from The George Washington University in the US and colleagues show..
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authorityon Monday fixed the ceiling price of drug eluting stents(DES) and bioresorbable stentsat Rs 30,000 and that of bare metal stents at Rs 7,500. The prices will be effective from notification on February 14. This comes as a huge relief to lakhs of patients who have to undergo coronary angioplastyto insert stents to open up clogged arteries. Over six lakh stents were estimated to have..
Participation of Indian Embassy in Hala Festival-2017 HALA FESTIVAL was inaugurated on 10 February 2017 with much zeal and enthusiasm at Salem Al-Mubarak Street, Salmiya.  Hala Festival is being annually organized in Kuwait since February 1999, mainly to promote tourism and culture. The Festival offers arts, sports, live carnival shows, entertainment events and display of vintage vehicles & motorbikes during the month. Kuwaiti Ministri..
TMCA Arranges Blood Donation Camp on 25th Feb, Saturday 08:00AM Home bd..
HALA FESTIVAL was inaugurated on Feb 10, 2017 with much zeal and enthusiasm at Salem Al-Mubarak Street, Salmiya. Hala Festival is being annually organized in Kuwait since February 1999, mainly to promote tourism and culture. The Festival offers arts, sports, live carnival shows, entertainment events and display of vintage vehicles & motorbikes during the month. Kuwaiti Ministries, Government institutions and some Embassies had put up their stall..
The closure of Ghazali Bridge on Sunday brought traffic to a standstill on several roads leading to the surrounding areas. In a press statement, Director General of the Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior Brigadier Adel Al-Hashash explained that closure of the far end of Ghazali Bridge at the intersections with Jahra Road and Jamal Abdulnasser Road caused the traffic jams. He affirmed the closure is “..
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swarajon Sunday sought a report from the Indian embassy in UAE rearding three Indians who reportedly suffocated to death in diesel tanks in the Gulf nation. "@cgidubai has informed me about the unfortunate death of three Indian nationals Kishan Singh, Mohan Singh and Ujendra Singh all employees of Al-Ameer Used Oil Trading in a diesel tank in Sharjah. It appears the cause of death is suffocation," Su..
Hackers on Sunday targeted the official website of the ministry of home affairs, prompting authorities to temporarily block it for further examination. Immediately after the hacking attempts were spotted by experts, the National Informatics Centre (NIC) blocked the site, officials told DH. Computer-emergency response teams are looking into the incident. Established in 1976, NIC is the ‘prime builder’ of e-Government and e-G..
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