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Use Gentle Face Wash :Invest in oil-clearing face wash for yourself and use it religiously (twice, daily). By doing so, you’re going to ensure you eliminate the oil build-up that clogs pores on the skin. However, stay away from very harsh cleansers – instead of stripping your face off the excess oil-spill, they’d leave your skin dry. Result? Over time, a lot more oil on the face. Use Micellar Water: Micellar water acts as a toner a..
A record number of 20 Indian Americansare running for US Congressional elections this year. Collectively they have raised more than $15.5 million, as per latest official figures, with seven of them raising over a million each. With six months still to go for the November Congressional election,except for Hiral Tipirneni who is running for April 24 special elections in Arizona, the figure of more than $15.5 million raised by Indian ..
Al-Rahma (mercy) Committee for Medical Services, an affiliate of Al-Najat charity society, held its 56th medical camp in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh to provide free medical tests to poor laborers and those with limited income. The camp, which included 50 doctors and 150 nurses and technicians, served over 1,300 individuals from various nationalities. The camp was held in collaboration with the Kerala Muslim community in Kuwait and the Kuwait Cardiology Society. A..
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has reached an agreement with the Interior Ministry, the Public Authority for Manpower and a number of concerned authorities to deport any expatriate who is caught collecting donations during the month of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily. Explaining the decision, a reliable source said collecting donations individually or collectively without obtaining the permission from the concerned authorities is a violation..
KIFF expresses grief over Justice RajindarSachar’s death Kuwait India Fraternity Forum (KIFF) has expressed its deepest condolences on the sad demise of Justice Rajindar Sachar. Rajindar Sachar was the Chief of the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee to report on Indian Muslims, widely known as Sachar Report. His name has become so familiar in community circles and acted as a source of inspiration for many developm..
The Kuwait National Seismic Network said yesterday that the country was slightly affected by the 5.9-magnitude tremor that hit southern Iran earlier yesterday. The aftershock of the quake was felt at 09:45 local time in Fintas, Mangaf and Mishref, said Dr Abdullah Al-Enizi, crises management director at the network. The quake hit Iran’s southern region of Boushehr, home to the country’s only nuclear power plant, without causing casua..
An Indonesian housemaid has been admitted to the Jahra Hospital with fractures following a void attempt to escape from the sponsor’s home in Saad Al-Abdullah.The maid reportedly dropped a big bag from the window on the roof of the Diwaniya and jumped but landed on piece of wood which gave way. No more details are available.-A.T. ===================================================================================================..
Delhi MetroRail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to make almost all metro stations ‘counterless’ soon by replacing manual token counters with token vending machines(TVMs). Almost all running and upcoming Phase III stations — except those having interchange facilities with railway stations and bus terminals— don’t have manual counters and DMRChas started replacing them at many Phase I and II stations as well...
Two 300,000-bpd refineries will be added in the coming years in order to meet the 2-million-bpd refining capacity target set for 2035, CEO of Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi said. The remarks were made during a meeting by the Oil and Gas Year (TOGY) Kuwait team this week with Al-Mutairi and Deputy Chief Executive Office for Projects of KNPC Abdullah Fahad Al-Ajmi. Clean Fuel Project was 94 percent complete in the c..
Police have arrested a bedoun for attempting to rob two expatriates — an Indian and a Pakistani — at knifepoint. A security source said when the men shouted for help, some pedestrians ran to their rescue, wrestled the man to the ground and called the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry. The entire episode was recorded by a CCTV camera from a nearby shop.-A.T. ==========================================================================..
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)has come out with the dress code for students taking the upcoming NEETexam. While issuing the admit cards for the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) for students willing to pursue MBBS and BDSat medical colleges, the board has advised candidates to come in “light-coloured halfsleeves dress” and “not to wear shoes”. Reiterating the dress code it ann..
The Union aviation ministry has recommended increasing compensation to up to Rs 20,000 per flyer for deficiencies in airline services such as flight delays and cancellations. The ministry will soon put up the draft of a passenger charter containing the proposals online before the final set of rules are issued once it has weighed comments from the public and the carriers. The airlinesare against these suggestions on the grounds that domestic..
Indian engineers residence visa renewal issue- Started Actions , External Affairs Minister Smt.Sushma Swaraj ... Mr.Babu Francis -Loka Kerala Sabha member and Overseas NCP President from Kuwait , sent a complaint to the Human Resources Development Committee member and Member of Indian Parliament, Mr. N.K Premachandran MP from state of Kerala. Mr.Premachandran MP submitted a petition to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, ..
Doha Bank introduces investment opportunities to its non-resident Indian customers In addition to home loans and pension schemes, wealth management and estate planning services are on offer through new key partnerships To address the growing financial needs of its resident and expatriate Indian customers, Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, has enhanced its service by introducing  investment opportu..
The General Department of Residence Affairs has called on the violators of the residence law to take advantage of the remaining period of the humanitarian initiative launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Ret Lieutenant General Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah, which ends on April 22. The initiative allows the violators to leave the country without paying the fees during the period and return again on new visa.The department said its doo..
The interior ministry plans to begin renewing expats’ residency permits online from next year, while a trial will start for renewing residencies of domestic helpers under citizens’ sponsorship.The interior ministry’s IT department has finalized the program that involves a form that is to be filled online, documents to be uploaded and an undertaking signed. The sources said the link with the social affairs and labor ministry is comp..
The Ministry of Interior asked the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to strictly monitor tailoring shops and impose the maximum punishment on those who make military uniforms for persons who do not have IDs from their departments, sources said. “Instructions have been given to make sure about the IDs of those who want to tailor uniforms or buy accessories, and that no tailoring should be done until the person produces an official letter from his w..
When the first feasible cellular mobile phone went on sale back in 1983 — the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X — it was laughably large by today’s standards, but a revolution then. Not being able to communicate at the appropriate time had been a plot device in cinema forever; no longer! The mobile industry has seen accelerating development at an amazing scale. Here’s a rundown of some significant milestones in the history of the cellphone...
The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI), the nodal agency in charge of implementing Aadhaar, on Tuesday sought to justify opening up the Aadhaar platform for private players, saying the “private sector had stepped into many areas where hitherto only public sector was operating” and that they were subject to the writ of law and the courts. The UIDAI also claimed that many entities like Googleand the smart card industry did no..
The problem of empty ATMs seems to have returned to haunt citizens in several parts of the country, such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, prompting the government and Reserve Bank of Indiato swing into damage control mode to calm jittery depositors. With the public searching for a reason for the cash crunch, the government attributed it to an “unusual spurt in currency demand”. But there is no off..
Kuwaiti Earthquake Expert Dr Firyal Bou Rabea affirmed that Kuwait is not immune to earthquakes, and that destructive earthquakes can happen any time in Kuwait.In an interview, she indicated that no part of the world is safe from earthquakes, ruling out that science and technology has reached a level of predicting earthquakes before they occur. Dr Bou Rabea said, “Since the establishment of Kuwait Seismic Network, almost 930 earthquakes have b..
Up to 100 fire fighters scrambled into action yesterday dousing raging fires at a factory and two warehouses in Sulaibiya. Firemen succeeded in extinguishing the fires that raged at a tissues’ factory, a furniture warehouse and another containing highly flammable materials, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said in a statement.The firefighters struggled to put out the blazes within a 3,000-square-meter location. A vanguard group of firefighte..
Environment police caught a police captain lighting a cigarette inside his station, and issued him a citation that was sent to the authority. A source said environment officers made a surprise visit to the police station to make sure of compliance with environmental laws, when they noticed smoke was emanating from the officer’s room. The source said the officer will be referred to the prosecution unless a fine is paid.-K.T. ===================..
The government will build a new expressway connecting Gurugram with Mumbai passing through the country’s two most backward districts —Mewat in Haryanaand Dahod in Gujarat —in the next three years, highways minister Nitin Gadkarisaid on Monday. The project would cost about Rs 60,000 crore, sources said. The expressway will reduce the existing distance of 1,450 km by road to about 1,250 km and will bring down the travel t..
Space agencies of India and France have been holding discussions to work on inter-planetary missions toMarsand Venus, a French source said. This comes almost a month after the two sides agreed on a joint statement for an enhanced space cooperation. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) andFrench National Space Agency(CNES) had agreed to work together on autonomous navigation of rovers on Moon, Mars and other planets, ..
The proposal on taxing expats’ remittances includes the following articles: 1- Remittances made by expats residing in Kuwait will be taxed regardless of the currency transferred. 2- Remittances related to treaties on protecting investments and capital movement will be exempted. 3- Remittances will be taxed by 1 percent for sums up to KD 99, 2 percent for sums between KD 100 to 299, 3 to 4 percent for sums between KD 300-499 and 4 to ..
The emergency 112 hotline’s central operations room received a call about a foreign object found in an open area in Mangaf. Authorities who went to the site discovered that the object was an alarm clock and posed no danger.-K.T. ==============================================================================..
No Indian airline has the world's largest commercial airliner -Airbus A-380- but over 60 desi pilots are flying the mega plane in the fleets of foreign carriers. While airlines rarely disclose nationality-wise break-up of their cockpit crew, a few airlines operating theA-380have said highly professional Indian pilots are flying the world's most expensive plane for them. Dubai-based Emirates, which is the largest..
An Egyptian expatriate was found dead inside his house in Fintas area. According to security sources, the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information from a woman who said her husband is lying motionless on the floor of the living room of their house in Fintas area. Securitymen rushed to the location with paramedics.They checked him to realize he was deceased and they found drug paraphernalia next to his corpse. The sources indicated th..
People addicted to smartphones are more likely to feel depressed, anxious and lonely, a study has found. Researchers said that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of substance abuse. "The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to how opioid addiction is experienced by people taking Oxycontin for pain relief - gradually," said Erik Peper from San Franci..
Police have arrested a bedoun for impersonating police and ‘kidnapping’ a Jordanian woman while she was in company of her fianc.A security source said the Hawalli police patrol saw two vehicles in a hot chase and stopped both motorists — a Syrian and the bedoun. The Syrian said he was travelling in a car with his fiance when the bedoun stopped him, claimed he was a security man and took the woman in his car accusing..
Night owls - people who stay up late and have trouble coming out of bed in the morning - have a higher risk of dying sooner than larks, those who go to bed early and rise with the sun, a study has found. The research on nearly half a million participants in the UK Biobank Study found that owls have a 10 per cent higher risk of dying than larks. In the study published in the journal Chronobiology International, 50,000 people were more likely to d..
A 34-year-old Bengaluru businessman, who was trawling a dating website, lost almost Rs 60 lakh to a woman he had befriended online. According to the complaint filed with the cybercrime police, businessman Satish(name changed) had opened a profile on a dating website. On July 18, 2017, he came across a woman whose user ID was ‘shompa76’ and introduced herself as Arpitafrom Kolkata. After a brief chat, the duo shared their mobile ..
A 50% jump in cigarette prices can lead to saving 45 million years of life in India, a group of economists and public health researchers has claimed. Studying the cigarette consumption pattern of 490 million men in 13 middle-income countries, including India, they found that Indians on low incomes would not only gain many extra years to live from a steep rise in cigarette price but they also were saved from catastrophic health consequences that gene..
An Indian military aircraft, which played a pivotal role in the 1947-48 India-Pakistan war, has been fully restored to its original glory and is set to begin its flight back to India on Monday. The refurbished DC-3 Dakotawill become the third aircraft to join the Indian Air Force(IAF) vintage fleet at Air Force Station Hindon Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh when it arrives on April 25, joining the Tiger Moth and a Harvardaircraft. It wil..
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of the first artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical device to detect certain diabetes-related eye problems. The device can detect more than mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes, FDA said in a statement. Called IDx-DR, the device is a software programme that uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyse images of the eye taken wi..
US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered precision strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons capabilities, as explosions were heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Trump said a combined operation with France and Britain was under way and that they were prepared to sustain the response until Syria stopped its use of chemical weapons. The operation by the three allies came after a poison gas attack in Syria that ..
The capital detectives recently arrested an Iranian who had been forging revenue stamps and selling them to the public in various ministries, said security sources. The case started when an Egyptian doing a traffic transaction used one of the fake stamps. When asked about it, he described a man dressed in national attire who sold it to him. On checking the surveillance cameras, detectives identified the suspect and arrested him. A case was filed.-K.T. ..
Kuwait has pardoned up to 2,280 inmates and ordered the immediate release of 446 others, as per an Amiri decree, its Interior Ministry announced yesterday. Some 1,633 prisoners have had their sentences commuted, while deportation proceedings against 169 inmates will be halted and 32 others remain incarcerated for other offenses, the ministry said in a statement. Meanwhile, another 608 inmates facing fines have also been pardoned, the statement added. Th..
In what is being regarded as the biggest theft of cryptocurrencyin the country so far, a leading bitcoinexchange firm has lost bitcoins worth Rs 20 crore after most of its wallets were hacked. Altogether 440 bitcoins were stolenin this way. Senior officers of Delhi Police’s Cyber Cell confirmed the incident and said the firm, identified as Coinsecure, told them about the theft. A case was registered under IPC sections and Sec..
China is planning to send seeds of potato, a flowering plant and silkworm eggs with its Chang'e-4 lunar probe later this year to conduct the first biological experiment on the lifeless Moon. The probe will carry a tin containing seeds of potato and arabidopsis, a small flowering plant related to cabbage and mustard, and probably some silkworm eggs to conduct the first biological experiment on the Moon, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today..
The JallianwalaBagh massacre was a turning point in the Indian freedom struggle, but the Amritsar memorial is struggling to get regular funds for its upkeep as the nation observes the 99th anniversary of the British brutality. With an estimated 50,000 daily visitors, or 1.8 crore annually, the memorial opens between sunrise and sunset daily and welcomes visitors all the year round. Despite this heavy footfall, the memorial that is run by a tr..
Al-Durra Domestic Workers Recruitment Company will soon open the door for citizens and expatriates to hire domestic workers from Vietnam, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. Sources confirmed the concerned company officials reached an agreement with Vietnam to open new markets in order to reduce the cost for hiring domestic workers, as the cost increased remarkably after the crisis concerning Filipina housemaids.-A.T. =======================..
The Indian Space Research Organisation's navigation satellite INRSS-1I was today launched by PSLV-C41 from the spaceport here and successfully placed in the designated orbit. PSLV-C41/IRNSS-1I Mission blasted off at 4.04 am from the first launchpad at the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre. It was a normal lift-off, ISRO officials said. The workhorse, PSLV, injected the satellite into orbit 19 minutes after lift-off from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre..
An Egyptian child died in a hit-and-run accident that occurred in front of a commercial complex in Jahra area. According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the accident, securitymen and paramedics were dispatched to the location. They found the young girl lying in a pool of her blood and checked her to realize she was dead. Her corpse was referred to the Forensics Department. After discoverin..
The low pressure air southwest of Kuwait yesterday led to thunderstorms, dusty winds with low visibility of less than 1,000 meters in most areas, said an official at the Meteorological Center Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi. The thunderstorms hit the south of Kuwait as unpredictable weather continues until today, Al-Qarawi said. The dust carried by storms is moving from north and south of Kuwait as well as rain in some areas. Meanwhile, air traffic at Kuwait In..
Scientists have developed a new algorithm that can make computer animation more agile, acrobatic and realistic. The researchers at the University of California, Berkeley in the US used deep reinforcement learning to recreate natural motions, even for acrobatic feats like break dancing and martial arts. The simulated characters can also respond naturally to changes in the environment, such as recovering from tripping or being pelted by projectile..
Four major international airlines — including British Airways,Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines-are among those that have shown interest in Air India’s disinvestment. A Gulf carrier has also evinced initial interest, sources connected with the disinvestment process told. One of the airlines already has a stake in an Indian carrier and marrying the Maharaja could mean divorcing its partner. Sources said the foreign carriers are in t..
Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Mustafa Redha denied press reports published today of hundreds of cases of scabies in Kuwaiti hospitals. The reported 200 scabies patients in Adan Hospital and 70 in Jahra Hospital “is totally false”, Redha told KUNA late yesterday. He however confirmed that cases of scabies in Kuwait “did not exceed their normal rate”. Redha also assured Kuwait has enough scabies medicine in storage. “Th..
Informed security sources said the number of expats who corrected their residency status since the start of the grace period on Jan 22 until April 9 reached 51,500 – 33 percent of the total expats in violation of the residency law. They said 32,000 violators left the country without paying fines, with the possibility of being able to return to the country. Meanwhile 19,500 expats paid fines and remained in the country, with KD 1.170 million co..
Criminal detectives are investigating a fire in which an Indian was killed and her husband was taken to Babtain Burns Center in critical condition. Police, fire and paramedics responded to a call and the fire was put out, but the woman succumbed to her injuries. Police have suspicions about the possibility of foul play as there was a smell of kerosene in the flat.-K.T. ==============================================================================..
A Kuwaiti citizen who works as a military officer at the National Guard was arrested for driving recklessly in Riqqa area and crashing into a patrol vehicle. According to security sources, Ahmadi securitymen noticed a vehicle without a number plate being driven recklessly and ordered the driver to pull over.However, he ignored the orders and sped off, crossing a red signal in the process. Securitymen chased him and eventually managed to stop him. When t..
A year-and-a-half after the note ban, cash circulation has returned to its peak levels despite several measures initiated by the government to increase digital transactions. In fact, the cash availability has exceeded the pre-demonetisation levels to touch a record high of Rs 17.97 lakh crore, up 1.9% from November 2016. Prior to the note ban, the currency in circulation was pegged at Rs 17.64 lakh crore, data available with the Reserve Bank of Indi..
Masazo Nonaka from Japan was recognised today as the world's oldest man at the ripe old age of 112, as his family revealed his secret: sweets and hot baths. Nonaka, who was born on July 25, 1905 -- just months before Albert Einstein published his theory of special relativity -- received a certificate from Guinness World Records at home on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. The supercentenarian lives with his family, which manages a hot..
Googleis in talks with a range of companies in India to integrate its voice assistantservice in consumer durable products such as air-conditioners, fans and light switches. The US search giant is also working with some telcos to help enable their subscribers to use voice commands to find out details of their bills and monthly plans. The US company, which launched its Google Home voice-assisted Bluetooth speakers to compete with Amazon&r..
Indian Frontliners (IFL) Team meets  Ambassador Sri.Jeeva Sagar The IFL ( Indian Frontliners service Organisation )  called on H.E Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E - K. Jeeva Sagar  for a formal introduction of the association and an invitation to the 21st function of IFL Book Release which will take place on 11th May 2018 with Dr. Anbumani Ramdoss, former Union Health the Chief guest. IFL team welcomed the Ne..
Melons contaminated with deadly listeriosis bacteria were exported to at least nine countries from Australia, where an outbreak has killed seven people and caused one miscarriage, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The rockmelons, or cantaloupes, were sent to Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, and may also have gone to the Seychelles, a WHO statement said.Between Jan 17 and Ap..
Fitch affirms Doha Bank rating at A Fitch has affirmed Doha Bank’s Issuer Credit Rating at A, Doha Bank has said in a release. Global credit rating agency, Fitch, has affirmed Doha Bank’s Long Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘A’. DB’s IDRs, Support Rating (SR) and Support Rating Floor (SRF) reflect Fitch's expectation of an extremely high probability of support from the Qatari author..
Private Security Sector and General Administration of Customs confiscated 14 containers filled with explosives and fireworks that arrived at Shuwaikh Port from overseas. In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, Department of Public Relations and Security Media explained that a tipoff was received about containers with illegal items arriving in Kuwait. Immediately, General Administration of Customs coordinated with the Investigation Depar..
Robust air traffic growth at the capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has propelled it into the list of top 20 airports - in terms of passenger traffic - in 2017, displacing New York's JFK Airport from the ranking. The Indian aviation growth story does not end with Delhi. According to the Airports Council International(ACI), Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai were among the fastest growing airports in the world last..
Sunday (April 15) is a public holiday marking Israa and Meraj, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh said in a statement yesterday. He said the Cabinet took the decision to declare Sunday a public holiday during its weekly session yesterday. — KUNA =============================================================================..
Isro has barely any options but to "re-prioritise" several upcoming missions due to a fund crunch that led to lowering of allocations for the construction of at least 10 satellites and as many PSLV missions. The shortfall is so stiff that the Department of Space (DoS) does not have enough money at the moment to "initiate advance actions for procurement of materials and renewal of fabrication contracts" for the next phase of Polar..
JET AIRWAYS ANNOUNCES ATTRACTIVE PREMIERE SAVINGS ~Enjoy up to KWD 15 savings in Premiere travel to India and beyond~ Kuwait, April 9, 2018:Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premier international airline, has announced a limited-period special promotion, offering of up to KWD 15 off in Premiere bookings on its flights to India, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kathmandu and Singapore. The attractive offer allow..
In line with the ‘Kuwaitization’ of government jobs, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) has increased the number of expatriates whose services in the government sector will be terminated to 3,600.The commission will soon address several government bodies to prepare list of expatriates as a preliminary step to notify them on the decision to end their services by the beginning of November this year. Sources affirmed that the commission &ld..
The Ministry of Health will terminate the services of about 400 expatriates occupying technical posts — nursing, pharmacy, X-ray and laboratories.Sources explained the ministry took this decision because the above mentioned employees have exceeded the legal retirement age — 65 years old. -A.T. ====================================================================================================..
During allergy, dust and winter seasons, Kuwait’s hospitals and health centers are overcrowded with children distressed with asthma attacks, carrying their sufferings between clinics and pharmacies. Asthma is one of the most common allergies in Kuwait, as statistics released by the Ministry of Health in May 2016 indicated that rates of adults with asthma in the country reached 15 percent, while children reached 18 percent. Asthma patients regu..
Nasa's Parker Solar Probe - humanity's first mission to the sun - is undergoing final preparations for its launch scheduled for July 31. The spacecraft was flown by the US Air Force to Florida, where it will continue testing, and eventually undergo final assembly and mating to the third stage of the Delta IV Heavy launch vehicle. Parker Solar Probe is humanity's first mission to the sun. After launch, it will orbit directly throu..
Two months after the Kerala-based startup Genrobotics developed Bandicoot, a robot that cleans sewer holes, the company is set to roll out five more robots, including ones for pilot projects planned in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Founders of the startup, who envisaged Bandicoot as a project that could end the practice of manual scavenging, have been invited to present the robot in the two states. Of the five new robots, one each would be used in K..
The Centre has introduced a penalty clause where medical students will be fined for blocking a post-graduate (PG) seat and not joining after the second round of counselling. This will be applicable to PG seats under both government colleges and deemed universities, officials said. "Last year, 1,400 PG seats remained vacant as students blocked seats and later opted out. This is unacceptable for there is a dearth of PG seats in the country and creati..
Sanjeev Kapoor Master Class on April 12 Hyderabad, 08 April, 2018: The Junior Jaycee wing of JCI Banjara Hyderabad, a part of the globally popular JCI, has some mouth-watering and lip-smacking good news. And there is a unique first to the celebratory occasion, which will be a momentous day for all city-based aspiring chefs, housewives and gourmets in an equal measure. As a matter of avowed principles, which are followed in let..
An Egyptian and his wife have been referred to the State Security for making a hoax call.A security source said this happened over an argument between the husband and wife and she collected her bags and headed to the airport telling her husband she is leaving the country. The husband called the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry and said his wife is embracing the Islamic State or the so-called DAESH ideology and may be involved in sabotage act..
Municipal inspectors are inspecting buildings in the Capital governorate to fine tenants hanging laundry in balconies to dry in the sun. Such an act is deemed a violation of article four of the cleanliness charter of ministerial resolution number 190/2008, as such actions deface the urban landscape. -K.T. ===============================================================================..
Two days after the maximum cost of recruiting domestic workers was fixed at KD 990, as well as KD 330 was fixed as the cost of hiring when a sponsor receives passport of the worker, Minister of Commerce and Industry Khalid Nasser Al-Roudhan issued a decision to revoke licenses of 116 violating domestic labor offices.According to a source, the decision was taken after the ministry received a letter from Ministry of Interior, informing it about some viola..
The tradition embodying Madh ni Pati Kutariya Truststarted with richer families donating, for charity, a piece of land that was not easy to maintain, said Chhaganbhai Patel, the president of the trust. "At that time land did not cost much," he said. "In a few cases, land was donated as the owners could not afford to even pay tax and the donation shifted the responsibility." A group of Patel farmers— notably Prabha..
Notwithstanding the setback suffered in GSAT-6A going off the radar, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch its next satellite, IRNSS-1I, from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota near here on April 12. The IRNSS-1I, which is the eighth satellite to join the NavIC navigation satellite constellation, on board Isro's warhorse PSLV-C41, will blast off from the first launch pad of the space centre at 4 am on Thursday. &q..
Indian Air Force (IAF) will undertake its biggest ever war game involving nearly 1,100 aircraft to practice quick deployment of troops between two valleys in the Himalayas and test the viability of its operational plans. To be held between April 08-22, Exercise Gagan Shakti 2018 will be a pan-Indian day-night mock drill, the IAF will test its ability to fight the enemy along the western (Pakistan) and northern (China) borders. Nearly 300 officer..
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) allowed lenders to proceed with selling some assets of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications(RCom) to Reliance JioInfocomm(Jio), but ordered that the proceeds be held in an escrow account until it decides on a dispute with a minority shareholder. The latest decision marks a partial victory for RCom a day after Supreme Court vacated a separate order, freezing the deal, in a case filed..
Physical activity may not only reduce depression and anxiety but also lead to happiness and contentment, scientists say. A study by researchers at the University of Michigan in the US suggests the frequency and volume of physical activity are essential factors in the relationship between exercise and happiness. The researchers reviewed 23 studies on happiness and physical activity. Fifteen observational studies showed a positive direct or in..
The day is not far when you will chat with friends while watching a movie in a cinema, without disturbing other viewers. An Indian-origin researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)has developed a device that lets others hear the words you are thinking without your making a sound. Arnav Kapur’s ‘AlterEgo’ headset is not a freaky mindreading device. As the MIT Media Labwebsite makes very clear in its FAQs:..
The people of Kuwait used to depend on basic fuels, such as oil extracted from sesame and coconut, to illuminate homes and streets before the introduction of electricity more than 100 years ago. Electricity was first introduced to Kuwait in the early 1900s when Sheikh Mubarak bin Sabah Al-Sabah (the seventh ruler of Kuwait 1896-1915) imported a small power generator to light up the wedding party of his son Sheikh Hamad Al-Mubarak. Tracing the histor..
Catching the attention of customers is tough in many businesses, but the work is even harder if one has to stand all day long streetside, waiting for prospective clients and forcing them to pay attention. This is the work of the “shretiyah” (one who bargains). These ‘shretiyah’ men wait at the entrance of car showrooms in Rai to give you a deal you can’t refuse in exchange for your used car. Kuwait Times interviewed a shret..
A trial court in Jodhpur on Thursday convicted actor Salman Khan in the two-decade-old blackbuck poaching case and sent him to five years in prison. However, five others, including his co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam, and a local travel agent Dushyant Singh, were acquitted. Salman was facing charges under Section 9/51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act. Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri, after hearing both the sides..
A US startup is seeking to open up access to space for micro-satellite companies by modernising a launch technique first used in the 1950s. Leo Aerospace LLC, a company affiliated to Purdue Universityin the US, plans to use "rockoons" or high-altitude balloons, that launch rockets into suborbital and orbital flights. Suborbital launches are frequently used by researchers who need access to zero gravity or vacuums for experiment..
Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have for the first time precisely measured the distance to one of the oldest objects in the universe, a 13.4 billion-year-old cluster of stars born shortly after the Big Bang. The refined distance yardstick provides an independent estimate for the age of the universe. It will also help astronomers improve models of stellar evolution. Star clusters are the key ingredient in stellar models because..
The government is determined in its stance to reject the parliamentary bill to levy the remittances of expatriates even though it was approved by the Parliament’s Finance Committee last Sunday.According to sources, the government expressed concern over the impacts of such a move on the goal to transform Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub.There is a need to study the matter from all angles related to application and procedures, and the chan..
Kuwait, which has lifted a ban on employing Ethiopian domestic helpers, wants jobseekers from this nation to be psychologically examined. Rashed Al-Hajeri, Kuwait’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, said in a phone contact with KUNA yesterday that he held talks with Ethiopian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdulfettah Abdulahi on terms for dispatching domestic workers to Kuwait. A delegation from the Ethiopian ministries of labor and foreign affai..
The number of people referred to the Public Prosecutor’s for forging doctorate degrees increased to 12, including 8 who work in the educational institutions.The Ministry of Higher Education has referred four new holders of doctorate degrees for falsifying their academic certificates. According to a well-informed source, a number of those referred to the Prosecution did not complete their course for PhD but were enrolled in institutes which are..
Developments in artificial intelligence (AI) may help us to predict the probability of life on other planets, according to a study. Researchers at Plymouth University in the UK used artificial neural networks (ANNs) to classify planets into five types, estimating a probability of life in each case, which could be used in future interstellar exploration missions. ANNs are systems that attempt to replicate the way the human brain learns. They ..
To speed up the process of issuing passports, the Ministry of External Affairs has decided to do the police verification after the passport is delivered to the applicant, at no extra cost. The ministry has introduced the Out-Of-Turn Passports for normal first-time applicants. This was introduced after the ministry received a feedback and complaints from citizens that police verification was time consuming and led to delays in issue of passports. The..
In a move that seems to have left fintech players scrambling, the Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI)revoked on Tuesday their access to a dozen agencies that provide e-KYC verification and authentication services. Some of these agencies - KUAs (e-KYC user agencies) and AUAs (authorised user agencies) - will no longer be able to provide e-KYC verification to onboard new customers or authenticate financial transactions affecting e-..
Meteorologist Essa Ramadan forecast continuous rain from Wednesday till Saturday. He added that both Kuwait and parts of Saudi Arabia might witness scattered thunderstorms.-K.T. ===========================================================================..
According to a recent academic study, 53.8 percent of university students eat fast food four times or more during the week, despite the availability of homemade food in their houses.The high level of fast food consumption in Kuwait is due to addiction to its taste and the encouraging environment in the country. The study was conducted on a sample of 297 female and 124 male university students of ages ranging between 18 and 30 years. About 56.5 perce..
The bill to levy the remittances of expatriates has been rejected by the Parliament’s Legal Committee even though it was approved by the Parliament’s Finance Committee few days ago. It will soon undergo the voting process in Abdullah Al- Salem Hall but there is a possibility that the bill will be rejected by the government. Rapporteur of the Parliament’s Legal Committee MP Al-Humaidhi Al-Subai’e affirmed that the committee re..
A citizen accused herSri Lankan domestic helperof stealing money and jewelry and disappearing. The citizenwho lives in Mubarak Al-Kabirsaid her maid was missing when she returned home, then discovered that jewelry worth KD 2,700 and KD 900 were also missing. She said the maid’s phone is switched off. Police are probing the case. =========================================================================== &..
A smartphone app using the phone's camera has performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in patients undergoing coronary angiography, scientists said on Tuesday. The findings, published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, highlight the potential of smartphone applications to help physicians make decisions at the bedside. "Because of the widespread availability of smartphones, they are being used i..
India has the potential to innovate on the lines of Silicon Valley but it needs to do more for expanding the innovation ecosystem as it aspires to become a middle-income country, World Bank India head Junaid Kamal Ahmad said today. He said what drives productivity is pertinent when it comes to innovation and is a very relevant question for India as it seeks to move up the ladder from low middle income to high-income country. Releasing a World Ba..
The UIDAI has unveiled the beta version of the much-awaited 'Virtual ID', and promised that service providers will "soon" start accepting the same in lieu of Aadhaar number. In the beta form, users can generate their virtual ID and use it to update address on Aadhaar online for the time being, according to UIDAI which announced the virtual ID concept earlier this year to address privacy concerns. Put simply, the new feature wil..
First Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Chamberfor Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Abdulwahab Al-Wazzan said in a press release that tax should be imposed on everyone, as that is the way to ensure justice.He affirmed it is a known fact that new taxes will be implemented shortly such as Value Added Tax (VAT) and income tax along with the current taxes like Zakat tax, national labor subsidy and the tax paid to Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences...
An employee at a travel agency spoiled plans of a media man to travel to Europe after he took his money and cancelled all reservations. The citizen told Nugra police that he gave an Egyptian travel agent KD 1,800 to make hotel reservations in Europe, but he later realized he was swindled, as the employee cancelled the reservations and did not answer calls. Police found the suspect has left the country.-K.T. ==========================================..
Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are no more required to make arrangements for psychometric evaluation of their teachers and other staff by professional psychologists. The CBSE has withdrawn its directive in this regard. In an official communication to all schools affiliated to it, the board has directed them to follow the school safety guidelines that was issued earlier by the National Commission for Protection ..



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