Watch out : Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Kuwait Today

Day, night, and twilight times in Kuwait City today. Black is nighttime, light blue is daytime. The darker blue shadings represent the twilight phases during dawn (left) and dusk (right) ..

Twilight, Dawn, and Dusk

Twilight is the time between day and night when there is light outside, but the Sun is below the horizon.


Strike in kuwait mubarakiya increased from 600 kd to 1500 kd

Kuwait: Shops in Mubarakiya market carried out a general strike in protest against the lifting of the value of rents.Strike in kuwait mubarakiya increased from 600 kd to 1500 kd














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The sensational Canacona rape and murder case of a 25-year-old foreigner tourist Danielle McLaughlin which came to light on Tuesday morning with the arrest of the suspect Vikat Bhagat has been cracked by Goa Police within just 24 hours time. According to the sources, the suspect, (now accused) has confessed to the crime in the police interrogation. The accused told the police that he killed the victim after raping to silence her and later he disfigured her face with the broken beer bottle to conceal her identity.

This is perhaps one of the most sensational and brutal murder cases that have taken place in the state of Goa. The body of the victim Danielle McLaughlin an Irish national having the British Visa was found near famous Devbag Beach in Canacona situated in South Goa. When the farmer first saw the body (who informed the police) it was fully naked and lying in the pool of blood. The face of the victim was also been disfigured by the accused with the help of broken beer bottle, said the sources.

The 25-year-old Danielle McLaughlin lived in Liverpool before she came down to India for a short vacation. before going to south Goa at Palolem beach she was staying with her friends at Arambol in North Goa and the reason behind her traveling to Canacona was the celebration of Holi festival at Palolem beach, said the sources.


Ms. Andrea Brannigan the mother of a victim Danielle McLaughlin told the Daily Mail that her daughter would be ‘sadly missed’ as 200 mourners attended a vigil in her honor on Wednesday. According to the sources, the Victim Ms. McLaughlin had arrived in Goa on February 23 and she was staying in the North Goa at Arambol Beach before coming down to Canacona on the 13th March to celebrate the Holi at Palolem beach. On Monday she celebrated the Holi festival at nearby Palolem beach, popular with Western tourists and the next morning her body was found lying in the pool of blood near Devbag beach around 4 km from Palolem beach. 

Her body was found lying in the field near Devbag beach in fully naked condition and looking at that it could be made out that she was brutally murdered with extensive injuries on her face and head, said the sources. Goa police under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police Samy Tavares took the accused Vikat Bhagat in the custody after getting the lead of him from the reliable sources. Police have also checked the CCTV footages of the shacks near Palolem beach to confirm the connection of accused with the victim. According to the police sources, the victim was seen with accused at several places in Canacona and she was last seen with accused Bhagat at 9.30 pm when they together went out of the shack in Canacona and next day her body was found


After the arrest and following the police interrogation the accused confessed to his crime and told the police that he killed the victim after sexually abusing her to silence her. Based on the output given by the Superintendent of Police Uttam Raut Dessai, from Sanguem Police Station, “We received information from our sources that there was a boy named Vikas Bhagat, 23, a rowdy and a boy known to police in Goa was spotted with her in the afternoon and evening. He was then brought in and interrogated. He has today confessed to sexually assaulting the victim and killing her with a beer bottle.”

The police further said that, although Vikat has confessed to the crime but he is now trying to involve the others into it. “We do not believe that there is an involvement of any more people in this crime,” said SP Raut Desai adding that, “We are investigating the matter from all the angles and will make sure that nothing will escape.” According to Mr. Raut Desai, “The accused removed the clothes of the victim so nobody can recognize her and in order to hide her identity accused tried to disfigure her face with the help of broken beer bottle,” he said. 

At the vigil on Wednesday night, 200 local and foreign nationals gathered with flowers to pay tribute to Ms McLaughlin in Goa (SOURCE)

Meanwhile, the police waiting for the permissions from the British Embassy to go ahead with the post mortem of the deceased. According to the Canacona police, the accused is a history-sheeter and he was convicted in the case of theft in the year 2014. “The accused Bhagat was arrested in March 2014 for targeting foreigners in a string of burglaries in the area. One British holidaymaker revealed a thief had sneaked into their holiday villa through a balcony and taken a laptop, two mobile phones and a portable hard drive worth around £1,620,” said the police sources.

25-year-old Danielle McLaughlin was found naked in a pool of blood in a field yesterday morning (SOURCE)

Once the post-mortem is done more details will get surfaced in this case. Although Victim has confessed the crime but he is also trying to involve more people, the post-mortem report will help in establishing if the victim was sexually abused by more than one person. People say that Goa is not safe for the tourists but it is not true. It os not the duty of police alone to ensure the safety of the tourists in Goa but the travelers themselves have to make sure that they are getting into the right company and not going out alone in the night with the friends they do not know properly. The safety measures must be taken by the person itself since the police always come in the picture after the crime is committed.   

Expat trader threatened by CIDs

Lawyer Abdulmohsen Al-Qattan, on behalf of an expatriate businessman, submitted a petition to the Public Prosecutor against some detectives of the General Department of Criminal Investigations, accusing them of threat and intimidation. The lawyer alleged that, when his client had an issue with one of his former employees, the detectives threatened to implicate him in a drug case unless he pays KD 6,000. The officers later went to his office in Mubarakiya where a search was conducted but they could not find any illicit drug on him.

The officers persistently asked the man to pay the bribe in order to destroy the case file, threatening that if he did not pay, he would be charged for drug trafficking. Lawyer Al-Qattan explained that his client reported the incident to a director. Under the knowledge of that senior officer, his client then negotiated with the officers to reduce the amount to KD 2,500 and they were arrested in the act. The suspected officers have been detained along with his client, and investigations were launched. The lawyer revealed that some detectives have been threatening the relatives of his client to hand over his passport in order to arrange for his deportation.


(Source: Arab Times)

British tourist, 28, is found naked in pool of blood near Goa beach after being 'raped and murdered

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British tourist, 28, is found naked in pool of blood near Goa beach after being 'raped and murdered' while celebrating Holi festival

A British tourist has been found dead near a beach in the Indian holiday resort of Goa amid fears she was raped and murdered. The 28-year-old, named by police as Danielle McLaughlin, was found naked in a pool of blood yesterday morning after attending Holi celebrations in the Canacona area of southern Goa.

Ms. McLaughlin, who is thought to have lived in Liverpool, had just arrived from the north of the state and had been seen out and about at a party on Monday night at nearby Palolem beach, popular with Western tourists. Her badly beaten body was discovered by a farmer at Deobag Beach about four miles away on Tuesday morning. She had suffered extensive injuries to her face. Police said this morning that they had arrested a suspect named as Vikas Bhagat and that he had made a confession.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Sammy Tavares told reporters: 'We have arrested Bhagat. He has confessed to raping the victim and later killing her in order to hide his identity.'  Tavares had earlier revealed that the body was found 'lying in a pool of blood without clothes and there were injuries to the head and face'.  In a post on Facebook in late February, Ms McLaughlin revealed how she was 'off on another adventure' to Goa. She said: 'Thank you to all my friends and family for making home so special and always looking after me. I am very grateful and the luckiest person I know... Off on another adventure.' Under the same post today, which included a sunset landscape picture, a friend wrote: 'Beautiful sunset for a beautiful soul'.

Detectives said they had questioned up to 15 people over the killing of Ms McLaughlin, who was travelling under a British passport.

Police Inspector Filomeno Costa told reporters: 'A local named Prashant Komarpant alerted us after he noticed the body while he was on his way to the fields around 7am on Tuesday morning. 'The body had bruises and her face was badly smashed. Looking at the injuries we concluded that that it was a case of murder.  'We sent her body to Goa Medical College for autopsy and awaiting report to ascertain if she was sexually assaulted.

'We are also speaking with the hotels where she had stayed to find out if she was with her friends or holidaying alone.' Police are also studying the CCTV footage of all the shacks the victim visited on Monday night, and are working with teams of sniffer dogs and forensic teams.

While the police found the deceased's clothes, they are yet to locate the murder weapon.   The body has been sent to the Goa Medical College near Panaji for a post mortem.  It is thought Ms McLaughlin, who had a tattoo saying 'Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery', lived in Liverpool, but may have been born in Ireland.  Her Facebook profile says she had studied at Liverpool John Moores University and was from Buncrana in Ireland. In early February she posted a thank you to her friends for wishing her a happy birthday.  

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'Thanks for all the birthday love. It was filled with dancing, dinners and family time. Very grateful for all the beautiful pals I have accumulated in life,' she wrote. Friends have posted touching tributes on Facebook for the victim, with one writing: 'Wherever ya are now Dani know that a lot of people are heartbroken today and the world is that wee bit sadder today having lost someone who added so much happiness to it.'

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The Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin earlier confirmed it was talking to its embassy in India about the reports.  The Irish embassy said: 'Ireland's Embassy in New Delhi is in contact with Indian authorities in relation to reports of an incident involving an Irish citizen. 'The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade stands ready to provide consular assistance.' But the Department later said it was 'following up on the suspected murder of an Irish woman in Goa' who had been 'using a British passport'. 

'It has been confirmed that the woman travelled to India using a British passport, so the local British consulate have the lead responsibility in terms of dealings with the Indian authorities,' the spokesman added. 'The Irish Embassy is liaising closely with the British authorities and an Irish consular official is travelling from New Delhi to Goa today.'  In 2008, British teenager Scarlett Keeling was found dead on Goa's popular Anjuna beach. The 15-year-old drowned after allegedly being plied with drugs. Two men, Samson D'Souza and Placido Carvalho, were cleared of raping and killing her by an Indian court last year.

Public Authority for Civil Information Prepaid service for Civil ID cards from March 19 th

Kuwait PACI: Prepaid service for Civil ID cards from March 19 th, Official working hours : 8:00A.M - 1:00P.M , 2:00P.M - 8:00P.M (Releasing)

Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) will launch prepaid service for civil ID cards on Sunday, March 19. With this service, an applicant can pay the civil ID card charges at the time of submitting the application. In case of failure in paying while applying, the process will not be halted but the issuance of the card will be postponed until the payment is made through various points of payment designated by PACI. Failure to pay the required charges as per the new system will lead to penalty.

The new prepaid system for PACi Card was taken due to accumulation of about 150,000 civil IDs that the owners of which had failed to collect, said Director General of Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Musaed Al-Asousi. According to him, there are about 150,000 civil ID cards are not yet collected by the respective owners, most of which are of domestic workers.

PACI has opened several payment methods – via the Internet through, through mobile service “IVR” and by calling hotline 1889988 and opting for SMS text option to notify the card owner about the civil ID collection status.


Isra And Mehraj holiday on April 27th

The holidays for marking the ascension of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) to the seven heavens will fall on three days — Thursday, April 27, Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, local Arabic newspaper Al-Anba daily reported quoting sources from Civil Service Commission (CSC).
They indicated that the holidays will not be shifted to any other days

Kuwait flag painted

MP justified proposal to ban free medicine to expatriates


MP Safaa Al-Hashem justified her proposal, which she made few days ago, to ban giving free medicine to expatriates at public clinics and hospitals by saying that the proposal is for improving health services for Kuwaiti citizens and achieve “social justice”. 

Earlier she proposed that the KD 1 and KD 2 paid by expatriate patients at clinics and hospitals respectively should be considered as examination fees to allow them to be seen by doctors. She said expat patients should then purchase the prescribed drugs from private drug stores. 

MP clarified that her proposal aims at organizing the medical sector and allowing Kuwaiti patients easy access to the government-run health sector. She also said that all the five Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states are implementing such thing and in those countries, expatriates are barred from public health services.

She also claimed that expatriate doctors prescribe large quantities of medicine to expatriate patients and this leads to squandering of public funds.

Mental illness test for domestic workers

The Ministry of Interior has written to the Ministry of Health to examine domestic workers wishing to work in Kuwait to be tested for mental illnesses at the approved medical centers in their countries before they are allowed to work in Kuwait.

According to local daily Al-Anba newspaper report, Interior Ministry said this step is taken to ensure domestic workers do not suffer from psychological or mental illnesses before they are given work permits due to the sensitivity and gravity of the situation and the nature of the work.
The Interior Ministry said this is necessitated following a change in behavior of domestic workers since a huge number of them suffer from psychological problems.


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