Private oil sector workers demand equality Kuwaiti team airs frustration

The hashtag #showyourpositioninKuwait has gone viral on Twitter recently to reiterate the demand of some 14,000 Kuwaitis employed in private oil sector whose demand for equality with their colleagues in government oil sector have been ignored by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, reports Al-Qabas daily. Head of the volunteer team for workers in private oil sector told the daily that the hashtag represents the condition of workers in private oil sector, as a result of the continued arbitrariness of Kuwait...

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Why wait till end of 2020, end services of 400 expats immediately

The Ministry of Public Works stated that the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing Affairs, Dr. Rana Al-Faris, is about to sign a statement of terminating the services of all expats of the ministry. This list includes up to 400 employees from different departments of the ministry. Earlier services of 150 employees were terminated in the first batch.The sources indicated that the names included in the list were working in administrative and legal positions, in addition to some...

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New prayer timings announced, 20 mins gap between Adhan and Iqama

The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced new prayer timing after lifting of 5 months long night curfew, according to new timings now gap between Adhan and Iqama will be 20 mins except Mogrib prayer which will be 10 mins. also musalla nisa (ladies prayer section) will be open for daily prayers.  Kuwaiti cabinet, several days ago, had authorised the resumption of prayers at the mosques on condition that worshippers adhere to health precautions.Kuwait decided to lift the four-month coronavirus...

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Fourth phase precautionary measures

The fourth phase which will begin on 18th of Aug (Tuesday) according the plan to return to life plan following are the details:General requirements• A distance of not less than two meters between workers • Separation between desks, chairs and the rest of the furniture • Preventing gatherings in rest rooms and places of worship • Prevent eating in the workplace • Provide indicative panels for spacing. • Wearing a mask for everyone at all times in the workplace • Commitment to continuously...

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Many more mosques to be opened starting from Dhuhr prayer from today

As per news being circulated since yesterday night via WhatsApp groups, many more mosques are to be opened for people today starting from afternoon Duhr prayer, this time areas like Farwaniya and Salmiya are included in the list. People in those area are very excited to offer prayers at masjid which is being opened after long period of closure. Q8India spoke to Mr. Istiaq Ahmed who is one of such excited musalli, he said "I'm eagerly waiting to offer prayer in masjid as it's been very long time...

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Expats celebrate Eid with joy in Kuwait with moderation

 Expat community in Kuwait performed EID Al Adha prayers at 14 designated open areas in Kuwait with social distancing means. Kuwait authorities had arranged open grounds to perform EID prayer which took place during morning hours at 5:30 AM. several Indian community joined these gathering with care by wearing mask and gloves and keeping 2 meter distancing rules while praying. However, Few expatriates decided to stay home and performed EID prayers at home with family members. Eid Al Adha is one of the second...

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MoE issue circular to reduce tuition fee by 25%

The Kuwait Minister of Education and the Minister of Higher Education, Dr Saud Al-Harbi, issued a ministerial decision to reorganize the tuition fees for the academic year 2021/2020 by reducing 25% of the tuition fees from the beginning of the academic year 2021/20 until when the students are allowed to return to school.Dr Saud Al-Harbi stressed the need for private schools of all educational systems to activate online education platforms that include virtual classes and all other learning resources...

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Amid higher recoveries, 77% of Delhi’s population still susceptible to coronavirus

A serological survey has found that 77% of Delhi’s population is still susceptible to coronavirus, the government said Tuesday.The results of the sero survey came as Delhi is recording a higher rate of recoveries and lower cases of new infections and casualties due to Covid-19.“The sero surveillance was done in Delhi to estimate the prevalence of Covid-19 infection among the general community of Delhi. After nearly 6 months into the pandemic, 22.86% people have been affected and 77% of the population...

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Order on Sachin Pilot, rebels’ plea on July 24, Rajasthan speaker asked to wait

The Rajasthan high court said on Tuesday that it will pronounce its verdict on the writ petition filed by Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident Congress MLAs, challenging the disqualification notices issued to them by the state assembly speaker, on Friday. The speaker has been asked to take no action against the MLAs till then.The MLAs were served the disqualification notice after the Congress party complained to speaker CP Joshi that the lawmakers had defied a whip to attend two Congress legislature...

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