Sunday , November 19 2017

Kuwait

‘No plastic rice’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Ministry of Commerce and Industry with other relevant authorities in the country have collected and tested random samples of rice in the Kuwaiti markets and no plastic rice was detected, contrary to content of a video clip circulated on social media recently. Noted random samples were …

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‘Shrimps catch best compared to previous years’

Govt subsidies on some products increased KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12, (Agencies): Shrimps wholesale supplies soared to 800 fully loaded baskets (a basket contains minimum 20 kg) per day this year’s season as compared to 300-400 to the past year season, said the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources …

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Hawala transactions of Varghese identified – Agency overcharged nurses 100 times over

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Officials of Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India are hot on the trail of the hawala channels for transfer of money allegedly used by Varghese Uthup, the proprietor of Al-Zarafa Manpower Consultants who secured bail from the Indian High Court on Thursday in the nursing recruitment scam, …

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Kuwait Int’l Airport caters to 1,185,623 passengers in July – Dept issues 15,884 visas

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12: Kuwait International Airport catered to 1,185,623 passengers in July according to the report released by the Airport Passport Department. In a press statement, the Public Relations and Security Media Department at the Ministry of Interior cited the report saying the number of arrivals reached 533,270 — …

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Areva loss raises ire; VAT assailed – MP asserts mismanagement

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: MP Khaled Al-Otaibi has forwarded questions to Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh about the sale of Kuwait Investment Authority’s (KIA) stake in the French company Areva. He said KIA had earlier announced its plan to leave Areva and sell its 4.8 percent stake to the French government …

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IOC firm on conditions as bid to lift sports ban stalls

Kuwait claims flexibility within limits KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) ignored all attempts by Kuwait to lift the ban imposed on the Kuwaiti sports activities, In response to the letter sent by the Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting State Minister for Youth Affairs Khalid …

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Parents complain about baby milk shortage

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: A number of parents have complained about the shortage of milk for babies, particularly the infant formula which, they said, is available only in public hospitals quoting medical sources. Sources disclosed the parents are worried as the shortage of infant formula is too dangerous for babies …

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‘Kuwait’s education sector is in dire need of screening process’

No exception for fingerprint attendance: MoE KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: Professor of Clinical Social Work at the College of Science in Kuwait University Dr Malak Al-Rasheed affirmed that the biggest problem Kuwait University is suffering from currently is the continued acceptance of students beyond its capacity. This has been detrimental …

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Minister nods revocation of 13 persons citizenship

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al- Jarrah Al-Sabah has signed a letter to approve the revocation of the Kuwaiti citizenship of 13 individuals, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They revealed that the letter has been referred to the Cabinet, indicating that …

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MPs voice opposition to imposition of VAT – ‘Cut expenses’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 9: Lawmakers have rejected the Valued Added Tax (VAT) Bill passed recently by the GCC Council of Ministers, indicating they will not follow in the footsteps of their counterparts in other GCC countries as the bill will negatively affect citizens. MP Riyadh Al-Adsani affirmed his objection to …

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