‘No top official better than incapable one’ – Battling nepotism, corruption.

Forcing senior officials or declaring null and void their appointments citing faulty procedures or in case if the new appointee is found unqualified for the jobs would minimize the harm done to the state which could be much worse if the person had stayed in the position or rather it would be still better if the position remained vacant for a short period, reports Al-Qabas daily. Some may criticize the state of instability or the chaos created by positions that have remained vacant for a long time,...

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“Transfer my shares” Bangladeshi rep warns Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce.

The Bangladeshi representative of two companies issued a warning to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Legal Advice and Legislation Department regarding the delayed completion of procedures to transfer the ownership of the shares that he purchased, reports Al-Rai daily. According to the complainant, he purchased 49 percent of the shares in the two companies as stipulated in two primary sales contracts. He submitted several requests to the ministry to take the necessary administrative and legal...

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Warning issued to avoid bank scams; Social media promos pose danger.

The Kuwait Banking Association has warned against publishing any commercial advertisements in the print, audio and visual media that affect the activities of banks or bear their trademarks, in order to preserve the stability of the banking sector and the national economy, after it was noticed recently that advertisements spread on social networking sites from suspicious fake accounts impersonating banks and communicating with customers informally, claiming investment opportunities, promoting loan...

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Customs hikes fees by 100% for many services it provides – Bid to boost govt revenues.

Within the framework of the government’s approach to re-pricing its services, and in order to increase public revenues, Al-Rai has learned from relevant sources that the General Administration of Customs has prepared with Ernst & Young a study to re-price its services, which included reviewing the fees of 65 certificates and forms.According to the study, which considers the customs services the first source of income for the state in terms of non-oil revenues, it is proposed to increase the fees...

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Ethiopia requests for more time to review domestic labor deal.

Kuwait’s role hailed in combating crime of human traffickingActing Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Dr. Mubarak Al-Azmi revealed that Ethiopia is again reviewing the labor agreement for the recruitment of domestic workers, reports Al- Qabas daily. In a press statement, Al- Azmi explained that Kuwait had agreed in advance with the Ethiopian side on a draft agreement, but after the team on their side to follow up the agreement changed, more time was requested for review...

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Fingerprinting attendance system eyed in schools.

The Ministry of Education will implement the fingerprint attendance system in schools on experimental basis at the beginning of the second semester; while it intends to take the same step in all schools at the beginning of the next academic year, reports Al-Seyassah daily quoting sources.Sources affirmed the ministry has completed procedures to award the tender for the supply, installation, operation and maintenance of fingerprint devices at a value of KD350,000 – about 3,000 devices for 1,000...

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Ministry of Commerce bans “cancerous” cosmetics.

Kuwait’s Minister of Commerce and Industry Mazen Al-Nahedh on Tuesday issued a ban on importing, selling and purchase cosmetics including (Butylphenyl, Methylpropional), also known as Lilial. A Ministry statement to KUNA today said the substances were listed as “cancerous” by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Supervision teams are to be dispatched to check on the safety of goods currently available in the local market, according to the statement.Lilial is a chemical compound commonly used...

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Russia offers new nuclear fuel solutions for India’s atomic reactors.

Russia has offered new technologies and solutions for the nuclear fuel cycle of India’s atomic power plants that are aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the reactors at the Kudankulam power project.The new technologies were unveiled by Alexander Ugryumov, the senior vice-president for research and development at TVEL, the fuel division of Russia’s state-run Rosatom corporation, while participating at a conference in Hyderabad. These solutions can enhance the efficiency of the existing VVER-1000...

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India-UAE trade set to surpass $88 billion after signing of free trade deal.

Foreign ministers of India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday reviewed bilateral ties in areas ranging from food security to two-way trade, which is projected to surpass $88 billion in the current fiscal following the signing of a free trade deal.External affairs minister S Jaishankar and his UAE counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan met at Hyderabad House and reviewed relations in different areas, especially trade, investment, food security, energy, defence, space and education....

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‘India will convey its views in strongest terms’: Union min Puri responds on Zakir Naik’s World Cup ‘invite’.

Amid reports of Qatar inviting controversial Islamic preacher and Indian fugitive Zakir Naik to the FIFA World Cup, Union Minister Hardeep Puri on Tuesday said he was sure that India would convey its views on the matter in the "strongest possible terms" to the concerned authorities.At the same time, the minister for Housing and Urban Affairs said he has no knowledge of the invitation being extended to Naik. Puri was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event here. Naik, a televangelist,...

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