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EPD team issues citations against 13 eateries for dumping waste in sewers – ‘Violence in schools spreads for various reasons’

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KUWAIT CITY, April 4, The Control and Inspection Section in the Environment Police Department (EPD) at the Interior Ministry, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) and Environment Public Authority (EPA), conducted a surprise inspection campaign targeting several restaurants as part of efforts to protect the environment.

In a press statement, the ministry revealed that a team of environmental police officers issued citations to 13 restaurants inside a commercial complex in Subhan for throwing waste in sewers and for violating regulations set by MPW and EPA. The officers took samples from the sewers to confirm absence of bacteria or any other contaminants which could harm the public.

These samples were referred to the concerned bodies for further tests. The officers based their actions on articles 33 and 18 of the Environmental Law, which strictly prohibits dumping all types of garbage anywhere other than the dust bins or waste disposal areas. They urged everyone to fully abide by the engineering and environmental regulations stipulated in the executive bylaws of the Environmental Law. The Environment Police Department affirmed continuation of such campaigns, in coordination with other concerned authorities to ensure strict compliance with the law and to arrest violator.

‘22,250 cases of abuse’: Recent educational statistics show violence in schools has spread for various reasons, reports Al-Qabas daily. The statistics mentioned 22,250 cases of verbal and physical abuse involving teachers and students during various school stages have been recorded. The statistics also revealed 2016 has witnessed an increase in verbal and physical attacks on teachers of both genders by students — 1,367 in girls’ schools and 1,249 in boys’, including 2,318 verbal abuse and 304 physical attacks.

Nationality cert issued: When an elderly woman called the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passports Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah he obliged and went to see her at the Amiri Hospital, reports Al-Jaridah daily. The woman complained her identification documents were stolen by her relatives and the pathetic condition of the woman spurred the senior Interior Ministry official to assign a security team to do the needful. The source added the woman’s fingerprints were taken and they matched with the fingerprints at the General Department for Citizenship and Travel Documents. Al-Jarrah immediately ordered to issue a passport and nationality certificate for the woman.

GDDC staffer held for alcohol: The security authorities have arrested an employee of the General Department for Drugs Control for driving under the influence of alcohol, reports Al-Rai daily. The arrest came after several motorists complained to the Operations Room of the Ministry of Interior about the reckless motorist driving along the Second Ring Road. When police arrested the man, they discovered he worked for a police department and was high on alcohol.

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