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CBSE APPOINTS ICSK PRINCIPAL DR. V. BINUMON FOR POST-RESULT COUNSELLING Dr. V Binumon, the Principal of the Indian Community School Kuwait had been appointed earlier this year as a counsellor for Kuwait region, as part of the CBSE annual pre-examination counselling. He will be providing the post-result CBSE annual counselling as well from 28th May to 11th June 2017. The voluntary, free of cost counselling, being provided by CBSE for th..
Security around the country has been tightened to get rid of the ‘begging for alms’ phenomenon since more and more people take to begging especially during the holy month of Ramadan. The Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major- General Lieutenant Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah has given clear instructions to deport entire families along with children if either the mother or father is caught begging. If expatriates..
Personnel from the Farwaniya Criminal Investigations Department have arrested an Egyptian for stabbing a Filipino in the back and robbing his money, reports Al-Anba daily. As soon as the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received a report on the incident, officers rushed to the spot and arrested the suspect. When police arrived at the scene of the crime they found the Filipino in a pool of blood. He told police a man in dishdasha robbed h..
Burning the midnight oil can lead your brain to 'eat' up its connections, worn-out cells and debris, say scientists who found that lack of sleep may increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurological disorders. Researchers from Marche Polytechnic University in Italy compared the brains of two groups of mice. One group had been allowed to sleep for as long as they wanted or had been kept awake for eight hours. Another group..
The launch of Indigenous rocket GSLV Mk III, which is said to be as heavy as 200 fully grown elephants, on June 5 would pave the way for India's first manned missionas it would make Isro capable of sending humans into space. Currently, only three countries--US, Russia and China-- have the capability of launching manned missions. Speaking to TOI, Isro chairman Kiran Kumarsaid, "GSLV Mk III could in principle be used for manned m..
Scientists have identified a unique gene variant in people living in isolated Greek villages that protects them from heart diseases despite enjoying a high-fat diet. The variant, rs145556679*, is associated with lower levels of both 'bad' natural fats and 'bad' cholesterol, the factors that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, said researchers from Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the UK. The cardioprotective variant was..
The Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR) has raised some concerns about the country's first uterus transplant, conducted in Pune last week. ICMR spokespersons told that the hospital did not seek its permission for the procedure. ICMR director general Dr Soumya Swaminathansaid: "No permission was sought by the Pune-based hospital. Till now, ICMR has approved uterus transplant only as an experimental procedure under a researc..
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Kuwait and other GCC countries have confirmed the introduction of the unified Value Added Tax (VAT) framework and selective tax policy with adoption of the domestic legislation, reports Al- Shahed daily. Saudi Arabia has since published the text of the GCC VAT Framework in its Official Gazette, which will be enforced 15 days after the date of publishing. Sources added the executive decrees will define activation of the law and specify the type o..
Those caught eating or drinking in public during daytime in the month of Ramadan will be detained until the end of the month. They explained that no special consideration or exception will be shown to any nationality, as violators of this law will be referred for interrogations and then to the court where they will be given appropriate punishment. Expatriates caught in the act will be deported after the punishment ends. The sources rev..
Customs officers at the Shuwaikh Port have confiscated a shipment of fireworks with a street value of KD 250,000, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the shipment came from an unidentified country. The list of packing issued by the country of origin showed the contents of the container as furniture, home accessories and clothes hangers. The investigations are continuing.-A.T. =======================================================================..
From next year onwards, if you ever lose your way in any part of the country or anywhere in the Arabian sea, 'NavIC'will come to your rescue and help you find your bearings. Yes, India's very own desi Global Positioning System(GPS) is operational and set to hit the market in early 2018. "The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System(IRNSS), with an operational name of NavIC, is currently being tested for its acc..
Scientists have developed a new mind-controlled device that could help paralysed stroke patients regain movement in their hands. Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a device fitted over their paralysed hands gained some control over their hands, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in the US. By mentally controlling the device with the help of a brain-computer interface, participan..
India's first three cases of the Zika viruswere reported between February 2016 and January 2017 in Ahmedabad, the World Health Organization(WHO) confirmed in its disease outbreak bulletin released on Friday. It said the Centre confirmed the three cases, in two pregnant women and in an elderly man, on May 15, 2017. All cases were reported from Bapunagar here and the patients tested positive at the Gujarat government-run BJ Medical College ..
Cholesterol lowering drugs, statins, may help improve heart structure and function, reducing the risk of heart attack, cardiac failure or stroke, a new study claims. "Statins are highly effective in preventing cardiovascular events in patients who have had a heart attack or are at risk of heart disease," said Nay Aung from Queen Mary University of London in the UK. Researchers found that people using statins were less likely to have ..
British Airways(BA) on Saturday cancelled its flights from London to Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, following a massive IT failure at Heathrow and Gatwickairports. Consequentially, the flights to London from these three south Indian metros that were scheduled to leave on Sunday morning have also been cancelled. "The flights from London to Delhi and Mumbai took off on Saturday. We are expecting that these flights will leave from Delhi ..
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated the Kuwaiti public and expatriates on the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. An Amiri Diwan statement said Thursday that His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Al-Sabah family apologize for not receiving well-wishers this year. Only senior statesmen, brass and diplomats will be received. It also expressed best w..
Ten Indians, facing execution in the UAEfor murdering a Pakistani man, may soon return home as their death sentences were commuted to prison terms after a charity paid the blood money to the family of the victim, a media report said on Friday. The ten men, who are from Punjab, were sentenced to death in October last year. The Al Ain Court of Appeals following the payement of blood money sentenced two of the men to three-and-a-half years ..
Candidates will now have to declare their as well as spouse's sources of income while filing nominations to contest polls, a move that the Election Commission says will usher in more transparency. The government has amended the Conduct of Election Rules to include a fresh column in the affidavit relating to the "source of income of: self and spouse". The Election Commission had approached the Law Ministry in this regard last ye..
In a move to curb use of hookahs in hotels and restaurants, the government has prohibited food and drinks from being served in designated smokingareas. Moreover, hotels, restaurants and airports will now have to prominently display a board at the entrance of designated smoking areas with the warning: 'Tobacco smoking is harmful to your health and the health of non-smokers'. The new rules are part of changes made by the health min..
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare results for its Class XII exams on Sunday. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) will declare the results of Class X (ICSE) and Class XII (ISC) board examinations at 3 pm on Monday. The CBSE board put to rest uncertainty over the results following the Delhi High Court’s stay on its decision to scrap its marks moderation policy. The CBSE said it would dec..
In a move amounting to a virtual ban on slaughter of cattle, the Centre on Friday announced strict rules to prohibit sale of animals for slaughter or religious sacrifice at livestock markets and animal fairs that are a common occurrence in rural areas. The animals under purview are cows, bulls, bullocks, buffaloes, steers, heifers, calves and camels. The official reasoning is the order is intended to end uncontrolled and unregulated animal trade. T..
Water passing through PVC pipes commonly used in most buildings may contain toxic materials like lead, which has a hazardous effect on human health. This was told to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which today directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to lay down standards within four months for using lead in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes, in consultation with Bureau of Indian Standards. The green panel also directed the MoEF..
A 10-year-old Indonesian boy made news last year for weighing about 192kg because of his diet of five meals a day — comprising instant noodles, rice, meat andfish, which he consumed along with huge amounts of cola. His unhealthy food habits and obesity resulted in his inability to go to school, while many, even those from neighbouring provinces flocked to get a glimpse of him. Arya Permana, who became popular as the world’s most obese ..
Ministry of Interior has placed a ban on renewal of family visas for parents, siblings and other relatives. Issuance of visit visas has been suspended except for some limited cases. Such a decision was taken to reduce pressure on public services in general particularly healthcare services. Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah issued a circular in this regard to all directo..
The family of a 59-year-old Indian woman who died soon after being severely burnt in the shower of a UK hotel have won a five-year-long legal battle as they received an apology and undisclosed compensation from the hotel owners. Kalyani Uthaman was on holiday in Scotland in August 2012 when she was scalded at the Premier Inn in Newcraighall. She suffered multiple organ failures and died in hospital weeks later. Her Bengalur..
1.The new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre Dhola-Sadiya bridgehas been built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, and links Dhola in Assamto Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. 2.Earlier, the only means to cross the Brahmaputra at this location was by ferry in the daytime, and even this was not possible during floods. The Dhola- Sadiya bridge will ensure 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and the eastern part of Ar..
A man attempted suicide by firing a bullet to his head but it went through him and fatally struck his girlfriend while leaving him severely wounded, according to US prosecutors. Victor Sibson, 21, from Anchorage, Alaska, has been accused of killing his girlfriend while attempting to kill himself. He appeared in court on Sunday and a grand jury indicted him on a charge of second-degree murder. Police responded..
The Central Board of Secondary Educationmay desist from moving the Supreme Courtagainst Delhi HC's order asking it not to do away with moderation of marks, even as the HRD ministry again instructed the board on Thursday to release Class XII results "on time". The ministry and CBSEofficials had a second round of meeting with the legal counsel on Thursday evening, where a view emerged that moving the apex court may be ..
A Georgian expatriate was arrested along with an Arab expatriate after a large shipment of liquor arrived at Shuaiba Port from an Arabian Gulf country. According to sources, when the General Department for Criminal Investigations received information about a cargo of liquor heading to Kuwait from an Arabian Gulf country, a team was formed to coordinate with the Customs Inspection Department for investigations and to take strict security measures a..
Chairman of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Ahmad Al-Jassar has fixed two different Ramadan timings for the ministries and other government departments. Some of them will start at 9:30 am and close at 2:00 pm, and others will start at 10 am and close at 2:30 pm. In a decision, Al-Jassar urged the departments whose nature of jobs requires change in the timing to contact CSC for appropriate schedule. He cited the ministries and agencies that will b..
A sports hernia injury at the back end of a long home season, which forced him to miss the IPLfor the first time, seems to have actually provided a much-needed break to Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin, accompanied by his India 'T20' teammate Suresh Raina, looked refreshed as he was presented the 'International Cricketer of the Year' award by batting legend Sunil Gavaskarand Harsh Goenka, Chairman of RPG Enterprises at the CE..
The fate of at least 1.5 crore school-leaving students hangs in balance as chaos over moderation of marks grows. Amid indications that CBSE may move the Supreme Courtagainst the Delhi HC order asking it not to do away with the moderation policythis year, several other school boards are likely to delay announcing Class XII results as they wait and watch the developments. The UP board decided on Wednesday to follow whatever call CBSE take..
Scientists have located two B-25 bombers - one of the most iconic airplanes of the Second World War - that went missing over 70 years ago in the waters off Papua New Guinea. During World War II, nearly 10,000 B-25 bombers were deployed to conduct a variety of missions - such as bombing, submarine patrols, and the historic raid over Tokyo in April 1942. Present-day Papua New Guinea was the site of military action in the Pacific from January of ..
State Bank of India(SBI) on Wednesday said it has launched a national hackathon for developers, start-ups and students to come up with innovative ideas and solutions for the banking sector. The hackathon, named 'Code For Bank', will focus on the business value driven by technologies like predictive analytics, fin-tech/blockchain, digital payments, IOT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, BOTS and robotic process automation, the bank s..
Dubai Police has welcomed a new member on to its force. He doesn’t need a visa, medical insurance or hours of training, and he is ready to engage with Dubais residents and millions of tourists across the city’s streets. The worlds first operational robot policeman, officially joined the line of duty today, greeting guests at the opening of the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), including Lieutenant General Dahi Kh..
The UAE's Federal Tax Authority has announced a 100 per cent tax on tobacco products and energy drinks, as well as a 50 per cent tax on carbonated beverages, beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. The announcement came following the first meeting of the board of the UAE Federal Tax Authority in Dubai, which was presided over by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance. The valued added tax (VAT) w..
A Kuwaiti got several stab wounds in the back and bruises in different parts of his body after engaging in a fight with an undisclosed person in Fahaheel. Securitymen and medical emergency workers rushed to the location after the Operations Unit in the Interior Ministry received information about the fight. They found the Kuwaiti bleeding while lying on the pavement so he was rushed to Adan Hospital. The person who had a fight with the victim was referr..
Villagers of Kanjasa are a perplexed lot. Going by their newly acquired Aadhaar cards, some 1000 of them should be celebrating their birthday on the same day -- January 1. It is, however, not a coincidence but a technical goof- up that has led to the situation where every fifth person in Kanjasa, about 50 kilometres from here, finds January 1 as their official date of birth. Flooded with complaints from the locals that their unique identity or..
Stressing that no one can "play with the lives and future of children", the Delhi high courton Tuesday prohibited CBSE from scrapping its "moderation policy" to evaluate Class 10 and 12 board students this year. The exam results are expected in the next few days. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M Singh made it clear to the board that "rules can't be changed after the game has begun..
The Centre is all set to launch a first-of-its-kind programme next month wherein foreign and NRIscientists can work in the country's scientific institutions for a period of one to three months. The programme titled 'Visiting Advanced Joint Research' (VAJRA) is aimed at encouraging top scientists to work in India and guide doctorate and post-doctorate students. "The aim of the programme is to expose the students to global..
Popular British actor Roger Moore, best known for playing fictional spy James Bond in seven films, passed away today in Switzerland after a brief battle with cancer. He was 89. Moore's family confirmed the news by posting a statement on the actor's official Twitter page. "With the heaviest of hearts, we must share the awful news that our father, Sir Roger Moore, passed away today. We are all devastated. "The love with wh..
DOHA BANK WON THE “BEST BANK GOVERNANCE – QATAR 2017 ” Doha Bank won the “Best Bank Governance – Qatar 2017” at Capital Finance International (CFI) co Awards 2017 in Second week of May 2017 at London.In recognition of the award, Dr. R. Seetharaman Doha Bank CEO said “The Best Bank Governance award is a recognition for Doha Bank Board for its active involvement in promoting excellence in Corporat..
The return of Indian domestic workers to work in the country can be expected soon after all the impediments that had halted the incoming flow of these workers were ironed out. They revealed that several meetings were held between senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Domestic Labor Department under the directives of the Acting Director General of Department for Residency Affairs Major General Abdullah Al-Hajri. The sources explai..
A 50-year-old Kuwaiti has filed a complaint with the Keifan Police Station accusing an unidentified travel agent of selling him fake travel tickets and counterfeit hotel reservation, reports Al-Shahed daily. The complainant said he paid the agent KD 1,500 to book for him and his family tickets and accommodation in a hotel. However, when he checked in at the airport, he discovered the tickets were fake. He later discovered that there was no hotel accommo..
An Asian expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport for attempting to smuggle three kilograms of marijuana into the country. According to sources, the Asian passenger appeared nervous when he arrived at the airport, prompting customs officers to check his luggage. They found three kilograms of marijuana hidden inside a carton of fruits. When questioned, the suspect confessed that he was planning to sell them to his client. Necessary action ..
The government on Monday sought public opinion on whether Bitcoin, recently in news for hackers demanding this mode of payment to rectify Ransomware encrypted data on computers, be banned in India. “Whether Virtual Currencies (VCs) should be banned, regulated or observed?,” the government asked on its website Suggestions can be given by May 31, it said. In case VCs are suggested to be regulated, what measures should b..
Nearly three to four years after hiring 120 engineers as airworthiness officers(AO), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is training them to be fit their job description — inspecting planes and ensuring they fly safely. The reason: These 120 engineers are from electrical or mechanical streams and know precious little about aircraft or aviation apart from having flown as passengers. Their recruitment was a bid back then to f..
At least 19 people have been killed and 50 injured in an explosion which is treated as a "terrorist incident", at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the Manchester city in the UK, police said today. "Police were called to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena. So far 19 people have been confirmed dead with around 50 others injured," Greater Manchester Police said in a statement. "This is currently being tr..
The austere beauty of azan or Muslim call to prayer might still elude them but a new mosque, specially designed to cater to differently-abledbelievers, will enable those who are hearing impaired to appreciate the finer points of a Friday sermon. Inaugurated on Monday, Masjid Al-Rahma at Pulikkalin Malappuram, built on a serene 5-acre campus, has facilities whereby speeches during Friday namaz (qutuba) will be rendere..
Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Development and Activities Faisal Maqseed cautioned parents against the widespread use of a very dangerous electronic game called “Blue Whale”, which pushes a player towards suicide 50 days after subscription. News agencies across the globe including in Europe and GCC countries revealed about the popularity of the game among older children particularly adolescents. He urged parents to keep an eye ..
Pens and pencils which are used in forgery, counterfeiting documents and seize the rights of others are easily available across Kuwait in bookstores, libraries and even in some grocery stores. The daily added, this is because of the absence of control by the concerned authorities and absence of censorship. A survey conducted by the daily showed these pens and pencils which do not cost more than a quarter dinar are illegally imported into the country..
Great style, sleek looking seats with extra leg space, on board individual entertainment system, LCD screens, WiFi, food prepared by executive chefs – one gets a feel of an aircraft! But it is actually India’s latest luxury train, the Tejas Express. The cost of travel in this bright-yellow-coloured chair-car train would be higher than similar journey undertaken for a similar distance – but it is the comfort, design, looks, style, ..
Three Indian companies -- Gitanjali Gems, Titan and PC Jeweller -- have been named in the list of top 50 luxury goods firms globally that was topped by Louis Vuitton. Gitanjali Gems Ltd was placed in the 30th rank, followed by Titan Company (31st) and PC Jeweller (44th) in the fourth annual Global Powers of Luxury Goods report. Among the top 10 companies globally, three are luxury conglomerates participating in multiple sectors of the luxury g..
Internet on flightsin India could soon be a reality. The Centre is likely to permit it by August-end. "We're awaiting clearance from the Department of Telecommunications," said Lalit Gupta, joint DG, Directorate General of Civil Aviation. "International airlines are in talks with the aviation ministry. Currently, they have to switch off Wi-Fi in the Indian airspace (where inflight internet is banned ..
Arunachalee climber Anshu Jamsenpa on Sunday scripted history by scaling Mt Everest twice within five days. Anshu, a mother of two, had conquered the world’s highest peak for the fourth time on May 16 last. She began her double ascent on Friday morning, her husband Tsering Wange informed. Anshu along with Nepali climber Furi Sherpa scaled the peak at 8 am on Sunday. The mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh had reached the top of Mt Evere..
In 1992, the US under President George Bush had slapped sanctions on Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and prevented Russia from sharing cryogenic engine technology with the Indian space agency so as to check India from making missiles. Two decades later, US space agency NASAhas joined hands with Isro to co-develop the world's most expensive earth imaging satellite that will cost the two countries over $1.5 billion. The irony is G..
Mathunny Mathew, better known as ‘Toyota’ Sunny passed away at the age of 81 in Kuwait after prolonged illness on Saturday, his funeral will be held at Pathanamthitta district. Many from the current generation may be ignorant of Sunny’s immense contributions to his fellow Indians, but for the lakhs of his countrymen who safely escaped the Kuwait war and returned to India in 1990, Sunny was nothing short of a hero and a saviour. ..
In great news for India, scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved former President of India A P J Abdul Kalam. Till date, the new organism -- a form of a bacteria -- has been found only on the International Space Station and has not been found on earth! Researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the foremost lab of NASA for work on inter-planetary travel,..
An Asian expatriate was arrested in possession of 70 packs of locally manufactured liquor in Farwaniya area. According to security sources, Farwaniya securitymen were patrolling Farwaniya Governorate when they suspected a van and ordered the driver to pull over. They checked his details to discover he is an Asian expatriate. Sensing his nervousness, securitymen checked the van to find 70 packs of alcohol. When questioned, he confessed that he was planni..
Mobile police squad clad in military uniform which is different from that of the Interior Ministry securitymen will be assigned soon at Kuwait International Airport, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting sources. Sources revealed the mission of the squad will be limited to dealing with quarrels and those involved in gatherings on some occasions like the arrival of newlyweds, a patient or a student who just graduated. Sources said Airport Security Commande..
It hasn’t been long since Kerala’s indigenous rural theatre collectives started moving away from themes built around the people, their culture and politics toward the trappings of the more popular professional theatre. The collectives often reflected the socio-political ethos of their time and came with a unique, seamless blend – of the performance, with the setting in which it was staged. The character, many times, was also..
For the middle class, an immediate impact of GSTwould be the higher premium outgo due to the increase in rate of tax on insurancefollowing implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. For families that own a car and pay for health and term insurance the increase in annual outgo would be close to Rs 1,000. "The immediate impact will be an increase in the tax from 15% to 18% which will have to be borne by customers," said Tapan..
An Indian boy has won the world's largest pre-college science competition in the US in the environmental engineering category for his project on biodegradation of pesticides. Prashant Ranganathan, a 12th grader from Jamshedpur, alongwith over 20 high school students from various parts of India, participated in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. "My project will actually help farmers in biodegrading the pesticide whi..
Despite overtaking the US last year to become the world's second largest internet user base after China, India is still behind many Asian countries when it comes to internet speed. But things are set to change in the next 18 months when Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to usher in an age of high-speed internet in the country with the launch of three communication satellites. Isro chairman Kiran Kumar said, "We will launch th..
For those who’ve found their computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware, there’s a solution at hand. Thanks to a new decryption tool released by a French security research, you don’t need to pay $300 in Bitcoins to cyber criminals if your system has also been affected by WannaCry ransomware. The cyberattack affected computer networks in over 150 countries including Britain, Spain, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan to name a few. Ac..
In a major medical feat in India, doctors and surgeons at a private hospital in Pune successfully performed country's first womb or uterus transplant on a woman. The surgery was performed at Pune's Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI), that has been granted a licence by the state's Directorate of Health Services to carry out the uterus transplant. The surgery started at 12.30 PM and ended at 21.00 PM on Friday. The recepi..
Top nuclear scientists of the country have welcomed the Modi government's decision to sanction construction of 10 atomic power plants using indigenous technology. “We warmly welcome the decision taken by the Government of India on May 17, 2017 approving construction of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors with a total installed capacity of 7000MW,” a joint statement signed by top retired nuclear scientists said. &ldqu..
Nearly 14,000 pilgrims were left stranded at various places in Chamolidistrict after a massive landslideblocked the Rishikesh-Badrinathhighway on Friday afternoon. The landslide which occurred in Hathi Parvat near Vishnuprayag, 9-km from Joshimath, left 60 metres of the national highway damaged but there were no reports of injury to pilgrims. Confirming that the landslide had left a large numbers of pilgrims stranded, Tripti ..
In a bizarre incident, a wedding was cancelled in a village in Uttar Pradesh following a dispute over ‘rasgulla’. According to reports, the incident occurred at Karmapur village in Unnao district, about 60 km from here, on Thursday. Reports said that Shiv Kumar, a resident of Khuntaha village in the same district, was to marry Ranjita (names changed) of Karmapur village. Soon after the wedding party arrived, the bride’s fam..
A total of 77 Palestinian teachers chosen by the Ministry of Education to teach in public schools have rejected the contracts because the salary offered to them was almost half of what they expected. According to a report published on Thursday, the ministry’s plan was to hire 180 teachers for the next academic year and a delegation from the ministry traveled to Palestine where they conducted tests and interviews to choose from a..
An Arab expatriate was arrested at Kuwait International Airport in possession of KD 17,000 which he had stolen from the safe of his company. According to security sources, the expatriate had stolen the sum from his company’s safe and went to Kuwait International Airport to escape to his country. When securitymen at the airport suspected him while he was waiting near the departure gate, they checked his details and searched him to find the mone..
German luxury carmaker BMW today launched two new variants of its flagship BMW 7 Series in India, priced at Rs 2.27 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). The two new variants -– M760Li xDrive and M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence -- are available in petrol option and come as a completely built-up (CBU) model. "The BMW M760Li xDrive stands for two important directions of our product strategy in India: the further expansion of our M portfolio and str..
Amid the rising popularity of an international MBA tag, global changes are shaping the dynamics of where students are flying. A survey reveals that the percentage of non-US citizens who say they are now less likely to study in the land of the free has grown to 43% in April 2017 from 35% in November 2016. Similarly, a country-level analysishas revealed that Indian candidates are negatively influenced by the Brexit vote, with 58% reporting that..
A British Indian surgeon's research into the design of a cricket bat aimed at mitigating its dominance over the ball and maintaining balance between the two has been incorporated into the game's official laws and will be enforced from October 1 this year. Chinmay Gupte, an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in sports injuries and senior lecturer at Imperial College London, co-led a team at the college to assess cricket bat performance. T..
An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat(zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) sold for a record $110.5 million at auction in New York. Sotheby's said the sale of "Untitled" Thursday night in Manhattan was an auction record for the artist. It also set a record price for an American artist at auction. The 1982 paintingdepicts a face in the shape of a skull. ..
THE INDIAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL, KUWAIT MEDICAL CAMP  The Indian Community School, Kuwait for the first time organizing a Medical Camp in association with the Indian Doctors’ Forum exclusively for ICSK staff and their families on Saturday, 20th May, 2017 from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at ICSK Senior School, Salmiya. Staff and their families can avail free health check-up in various specialties like General Medic..
Five tons of rotten food and 60 kilos expired foodstuffs were destroyed from a restaurant in Salhiya and a store in Al-Shuwaikh, both establishments have been administratively shut down. This is in addition to issuing 29 citations during a surprise inspection campaign which was organized by the Kuwait Municipality. The Public Relations Department of the Municipality said the campaigns will continue in all governorates particularly targeting the coop..
An Egyptian attorney has filed a complaint with the Nugra Police Company on behalf of a company accusing a Jordanian employee of the company of betrayal of trust, reports Al-Anba daily. In his compliant, the complainant reported that the Jordanian sold 717 gram of gold from a shop affiliated to the company worth KD 10 thousands and escaped with the money. The name of suspect was enrolled in the blacklist.-A.T. =======================================..
Another large-scale, stealthy cyber attackis under way on a scale that could dwarf last week's assault on computers worldwide, a global cyber securityfirm told AFP on Wednesday. The new attack targets the same vulnerabilities the WannaCryransomware worm exploited but, rather than freeze files, uses the hundreds of thousands of computers believed to have been infected to mine virtual currency. Following the detection of th..
In a fresh bid to reduce the burden of holding multiple tests in a year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has sought the government’s approval for holding the University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) and the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) just once in a year. Both of the nationwide tests are currently held twice in a year. While the UGC-NET determines the eligibility of candidates for faculty po..
India has now exorcised the ominous Boforsghost haunting its artillery modernization plans for the last 30 years. In the first modern 155mm artillery guns to be inducted by the Army since the 1980s, two of the 145 M-777 ultra-light howitzers ordered from the US will touch down here on Thursday morning. Defence sources on Wednesday said the two howitzers, which will come in a chartered aircraft from the UK, will be taken to the Pokhran ranges ..
Scientists have discovered a compound that prevents the Zika virusfrom spreading, a step towards finding a drug to treat the infection, which has become a global epidemic. "We identified a small molecule that inhibits the Zikavirus protease, and show that it blocks viral propagation in human cells and in mice," said Alexey Terskikh, associate professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) in the US. ..
Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is the cleanest railway station in the country, while Secunderabad Junction in Telangana stood second in the latest cleanliness survey of top railway stations. According to the survey report released by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu here on Wednesday, in AI category (station with annual revenue of more than Rs 50 crore), Jammu Tawi in Jammu and Kashmir bagged the third place. Bengaluru City station was placed 10th a..
BEC Opens Doors to Sixth Branch in Mahboula Kuwait City, 14 May 2017: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 41st retail outlet in Mahboula. Situated behind Alia Hospital, the new branch is BEC’s sixth in the most populated residential area in Kuwait. Open from Saturday to Friday, 9am – 9pm the..
With preparations in full swing for the fast-approaching month of Ramadan, Director of Public Relations Department at Kuwait Municipality Abdulmohsen Aba Al-Khail convened a meeting with directors and heads of Department of General Cleanliness and Road Works in all branches of Kuwait Municipality across the country, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He affirmed that the Public Relations Department has prepared a working plan under the slogan “Y..
Five Asian expatriates were arrested for selling entry visas to deported expatriates and facilitating their entry back into the country, reports Al- Seyassah daily. The General Department for Public Relations and Media Security explained that the General Department for Residency Security received information about an Asian expatriate who was deported but managed to reenter the country. After confirming the information, they arrested him. When qu..
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to start quality assessment and grading of its schools from next year under a revised framework for mandatory accreditation. “Quality of teaching and students' learning outcome will be the main parameters for accreditation of the schools, not their buildings and other infrastructure. We are going to start it from next year,” a senior official of the board told DH. The CBSE start..
Astronomers have discovered a"puffy planet" orbiting a star 320 light years fromEarthwhich may hold opportunities for testing atmospheres that would be useful when assessing future planets for signs of life. "It is highly inflated, so that while it's only a fifth as massive as Jupiter, it is nearly 40 per cent larger, making it about as dense as styrofoam, with an extraordinarily large atmosphere," sa..
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani leads a Forbes list of 'Global Game Changers' who are transforming their industries and changing the lives of billions of people around the globe. Forbes' second annual Global Game Changers list includes 25 "intrepid business leaders" who are "unsatisfied with the status quo" and "transforming their industries and changing the lives of billions of people around the glob..
As the world struggles to identify the cybercriminals behind the global ransomwareattack that hit 150 countries, an Indian-origin security researcher working with Google has claimed that the hackers may have links to North Korea. According to Neel Mehta's discovery, the "Lazarus Group" that works on behalf of North Koreans may be behind the attack as in the past, it has used the same coding and tools as those used in "Wanna..
Personnel from Hawally Security Department have arrested three Indians for drinking alcohol. The arrest came after a resident of Hawalli complained to the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior. According to security sources, the Hawally Security Director Major-General Abdeen Al-Abdeen has requested the deportation of the drunkards.-A.T. ================================================================================================..
MP Askar Al-Anazi has presented a proposal to add one paragraph to Article 21 of Amiri Decree number 17/1959 on the residence of foreigners. Article one of the bill stipulates adding a paragraph to the above mentioned decree to read as follows: “A person who harbors a runaway expatriate household worker shall bear the expenses for the latter’s repatriation without prejudice to the rights of the sponsor.” In the explanatory note of ..
Raees Hidaya, a paralysed youth from Kerala's Malappuram district, is on a mission to find his doppelganger. He has a few photos of his 'look-alike' man from theinternetbut knows nothing about him. His search started after a friend send him a few pictures of his look-alike person. Raees facebook friend found a selfie photo of a man with a girl, from the comments section of a video posted by swimmer Michael Phelps, dated a year..
RBIhas asked banks to follow the instructions of government organisation CERT-Into prevent the attack by ransomware, 'WannaCry', which has impacted various IT networks in over 150 countries.Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has come out with list of dos and don'ts and webcast on how to protect networks from the global ransomwareattack. It has been reported that a new ransomware 'WannaCry' is spreadin..
A team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has developed a sensitive but inexpensive respiratory filter which can protect the users against most of the fine dust and air pollutants for at least eight-hours at a cost of just Rs 10. It is not just dead-cheap in price but also comfortable in its application, compared to the face masks and other alternatives available in the market to fight critical levels of air pollutio..
Doctors at Delhi's GB Pant Hospitalrecently removed a six-inch long roundworm from the liver of an 18-month-old infant. Roundworms are parasitic organisms, which get into the human body through ingestion of contaminated food and water. Commonly, they are found in the intestine but this was a rare case in which the parasitic organismmanaged to travel to the liver via bile duct of the baby boy, doctors said. "This is perhaps the ..
The lunar month of Ramadan will begin on Saturday, May 27, Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun told KUNA Sunday. The lunar calendar is the reference Muslims use for marking religious occasions and seasons. Ramadan is the ninth month, devoted to fasting from sunrise till sunset with more prayers and acts of worship also observed by the devotees. The start of Ramadan is not announced according to astrological calculations alone. A testimony of sighting the ..
Electricity consumption reached 11,147 megawatts at 2:30 pm on Thursday — a record close to the red line indicating a very hot summer. With rising temperatures which reached 45 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, the electricity consumption rate went up dramatically. This is the first time that the electricity consumption rate reached such records at the beginning of summer. Meanwhile, Head of the Rationalization in Private and..
An Indian expatriate filed a case against unknown individuals who impersonated securitymen, barged into his apartment in Khaitan area, tied him up, robbed him of KD 300 and ran away. According to security sources, the victim filed a case at Khaitan Police Station against the unknown suspects, providing them with the vehicle registration number of the car using which the suspects had fled. Investigations have been launched to find and arrest the suspects..
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