Kuwait Human Rights Society has launched a media campaign to raise awareness on the Private Sector Labor Law by posting caricatures and posters in five languages, reports AlQabas daily. Speaking to the daily, Board Chairman of the society Khalid Al-Ajmi clarified that the objective of the campaign is for expatriate workers to know their rights.

Kuwait: Police have arrested a 28-year-old Indian national after a fight in Kabd area that led to the death of one Bangladeshi worker, a case was registered.
Wednesday, 26 April 2017 00:21

Thief arrested for committing 37 robberies

Criminal detectives arrested a bedoon for committing over 37 cases of home and car thefts over the past two years. 

Complaints by citizens and expats about thefts in their homes and vehicles were mounting since 2015, so Director General of the Criminal Detectives Department Maj Gen Mohammad Al-Sharhan led a team that determined that all crimes were committed by the same person.  Sulaibikhat detectives then found a lead through undercover sources that pointed to a bedoon. His house was raided and he confessed to committing the thefts.

General Traffic Department proposes to slap 2 KD fine per day for not renewing the insurance of motor vehicle. According to Al Rai Arabic newspaper, there are about 115,000 vehicles whose insurance has not been renewed. The daily reported that to get rid of this phenomenon, authorities are planning to slap KD 2 fine for each day of late renewal of insurance.

The other proposals such as increasing the traffic fine, increase fees for each services such as driver’s licence, renewal of licence, car registration, etc are under consideration.

Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) on Tuesday called on people to exercise caution and vigilance amid the current unstable weather conditions where winds could exceed 60 kilometers per hour (kph). In a statement, KFSD also urged citizens and expatriates to avoid going on sea cruises, adding that it was important to follow the weather situation through the available channels.

It also called on all residents not to hesitate to contact the telephone 112 number in case of emergency.The statement stressed that all land and marine fire stations will be operational around the clock.

 A number of cooperative societies have decided to increase prices of commodities during Ramadan to take advantage of the high demand for such products, reports Al-Shahid daily quoting sources. Sources said the price hike will range from 20 percent to 35 percent according to the type of commodities, indicating the decision will cover 150 commodities. Sources also unveiled the plan of cooperative societies to conduct sales promotions for about 4,480 commodities. Sources added the cooperative societies have requested for an official directive banning the rental of selves in cooperatives during the holy month to prevent exploitation by owners of foodstuff companies and importers.

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After a disappointjng day against Qatar, Kuwait has bounced back by scoring a mammoth 460/ 7 against China which remains to be the highest score of the tournament so far. Saudi Arabia managed to score 418 all out earlier in the tournament. Aamir javed scored his first century of the tournament with a tremendous 144 off 91 balls that included 13 towering sixes out of the park and was equally well supported by Usman Waheed who played his part and scored his first century of the tournament as well with a superb 110 runs that included 5 huge hits.

Ali Zaheer made a strong impact with 65 runs off 30 balls with 6 sixes that all disappeared in the picturesque #Royal #Chiangmai #golfclub #cricket #ground. Haroon Shahid created historic figures for Kuwait where he took as many as 8 wickets in 6.4 overs giving away 19 runs only and was given the official #kookaburra ball of the match and Amir was declared the man of the match.

The man of the matches awards were given away by the CEO of cricket association of Thailand Mr Kadir along with the KC council Chairman Mr Mahmood Bastaki. Kuwait takes on Saudia Arabia on Wednesday which is a do or die game in terms of survival and progress in the Tournament. Support the Kuwait National Cricket Team at #kuwaitcricketofficial and www.kuwait-cricket.com

 

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Saturday, 22 April 2017 13:36

9,647 roaming taxi permits in the country

The total number of drivers holding valid roaming taxi permits in the country is 9,647 as of March 28. Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah informed this as a response to an inquiry by MP Abdulkareem Al-Kandari.

Sheikh Khaled added that the conditions for roaming taxi permit includes holding a general driving license, having a good reputation, not be convicted for disgraceful crimes or felonies, not being involved in serious accidents or driving under the effect of drugs, alcohol or mind-altering substances, passing a test on Kuwait’s geography, being able to speak both Arabic and English, work full time and renew the permit annually. 

The ministry followed some measures to help reduce traffic congestions, including suspending the issuance of further roaming taxi commercial licenses and limiting the maximum number of taxis owned by a company to 30. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:36

Dusty weather during weekend in Kuwait

The weather during the weekend will be dusty due to the moderate and active winds, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi Thursday.

Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that the lowest temperature during Thursday would reach around 23-26 Degrees Celsius during the evening while wind speed will be between 15-42 kilometers per hour (kph).

As for the status of the sea, Al-Qarawi said that waves would be light to moderate at a height of two to six feet. Friday weather will be dusty due to the active northwest wind at speeds between 25 to 55 kph, the high temperature will be between 34-36 Degrees Celsius, said Al-Qarawi. 

The status of sea Friday will be moderate to high waves at heights of four to six feet, said the meteorologist.
The lowest temperature on Friday will between 23-25 degrees. Al-Qarawi said that Saturday would be relatively hot with a moderate to active northwest winds at speeds of 20 to 50 kph causing dust. Highest temperature will reach 37 Degrees Celsius and the lowest between 23-25 degrees.

Status of the sea will be moderate to high waves at three to six feet high during daytime and light to moderate at the evening at two to five feet high.

According to the recent statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), The average monthly salary of expatriate employees in government sector is KD 691 and the average salary of expatriate employees in private sector is KD 251 Al Qabas daily reported. As per the report the average salary of all expatriate employees in the country, excluding domestic workers, is KD 290. The average monthly of domestic workers is estimated as KD 117.

As per the report, the total sum of salaries offered to all expatriate workers in Kuwait will be KD 6.52 billion, report added.

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