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Taxi drivers strike report denied

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 18: ❑ Reports denied: The Interior Ministry has denied reports which talked about the airport taxi drivers going on strike, reports Al-Anba daily. The ‘rumors’ about taxi drivers at the airport going on strike emanated from a dispute or rather a skirmish between a traffic policeman and …

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Thai cabbie returns Kuwaiti visitor’s cash, docus

KUWAIT CITY, July 26: Thai media praised a taxi driver for his honesty as he returned 53,000 Baht (about KD 480) and personal documents to a holidaying Kuwaiti who forgot his bag in the taxi, reports Al-Rai daily. Phaen Jitrabiat, 39, found the bag in his taxi when he was …

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Kuwaiti and a Bedoun steals Asian expatriate taxi

KUWAIT CITY, March 17:  Two youths — a Kuwaiti and a Bedoun — were arrested for robbing an Asian expatriate of his taxi, and for possessing drugs, says Al-Seyassah. According to security sources, Private Taskforce officers noticed a taxi with two young men inside, and ordered the driver to pull …

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Robbed at knifepoint; Taxi stolen from an Asian driver

UWAIT CITY, Feb 26: Police are looking for three unidentified people for breaking into a livestock pen of a Kuwaiti man and stealing 26 heads of cattle, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily added, the suspects who were armed with knives, threatened to kill the Asian shepherd if he raised the …

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Bangladeshi taxi driver robbed in Salmiya

KUWAIT CITY, June 21: Two passengers in a roaming taxi stole the driver’s wallet at knife point and escaped in Salmiya area, says Al-Seyassah. The Bangladeshi taxi driver went to Salmiya police station and lodged a complaint against the two suspects. He narrated the men waived him down and requested …

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Negotiating fair price with the taxi drivers no option after meter use – MoI should have surprise checks on cabbies

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 14: In this week’s Arab Times online poll, readers weighed in on the recent changes in public transportation and the mandated use of the meter to determine taxi fare. The majority of respondents, 41 percent, shared that they had always paid without a meter reading and had …

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Scores of taxis without rate meters impounded – Taxi owners demand justice

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 7: The Interior Ministry suddenly swung into action and impounded scores of taxis for not abiding by a government decision which forces them to use the taxi meter, a decision approved by the ministry earlier this month, reports Al-Seyassah daily. A security source the Interior Ministry carried …

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Passengers complain of exploitation by taxi drivers – 85 pct Kuwait Twitter users do not support decision to hike fuel prices

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 2: About 85 percent of the Kuwaiti Twitter users are not in support of the government’s decision to increase fuel prices, reports Al-Qabas daily. Based on a study carried out by the newspaper, 57.4 percent of the Kuwaiti Twitter users discussed the issue within a social framework …

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Taxi commuters decry govt’s decision to hike prices of fuel – New fuel prices will not affect other commodities: Al-Rasheedi

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 1: Some expatriates, who use taxis as a mode of transportation, have expressed disappointment over the decision of the government to increase the prices of fuel stressing that it will result in higher taxi fares. Meanwhile, many citizens said the new fuel prices will affect them as …

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‘Revision of taxi, bus fares to prevent exploitation of public’ – ‘Traffic men at beck and call if commuter cheated’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 31: Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs Major General Fahad Al-Shuwa’e says the decision to adjust the fares of taxis and public buses was issued after thorough study by the General Traffic Department (GTD) and Ministry of Commerce and Industry, adding the fares are relatively the least …

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