Not just Microsoft, Twitter too in discussion with TikTok, says report

Twitter’s bid is a long shot, but it believes it would face less antitrust scrutiny than larger corporations such as Microsoft. While Twitter does allow for the sharing of videos, most posts contain short text messages and photos or GIFs. In 2012 Twitter acquired the platform Vine, which allowed users to share short videos, but shut down the service in 2016. \ New York: Twitter is in preliminary discussions for a possible combination with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, after...

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Kuwait firefighters put out fuel truck fire

 Five Kuwaiti anti-fire squads have quenched a large fire that broke out in a fuel truck after it overturned on Jahra Road, the country’s fire agency said.The fire of the truck, which carried 36,000 liters of diesel fuel, was put under control in a record time, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate said in a press release on Sunday.However, the truck driver was injured in the accident and was immediately taken to hospital, it added.Source- Arab Times.

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Two Kuwait aid planes land at Beirut airport

Two Kuwaiti Air Force planes carrying food supplies Sunday land at Beirut International Airport just a few days after a seaport explosion in the Lebanese capital.Staff of the Kuwait embassy and the representative of the Lebanese army receive the aid.Speaking to the pilot of the first plane, Colonel Firas Al-Khulaifi, said that this was the sixth plane carrying 50 tons of food and flour to the affected.The second plane pilot said that his plane was the seventh of its kind and was carrying 60 tons...

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Illegally obtained driving licenses will be rejected

 The new driving licenses of Kuwait are distinguished in terms of specifications and are probably of the latest kind in the world, as they have modern security features that conform to international standard ISO-18013 that would make forgery impossible.The source highlighted that the Ministry of Interior had recently announced the launch of new driving licenses, which will initially be issued to citizens via the traffic departments in various governorates and via the electronic machines installed...

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PM Modi to present new outline for self-reliant India on August 15: Rajnath Singh

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a new outline for a self-reliant India in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.The defence minister said various departments and ministries of the government are working seriously to implement Modi’s initiative for a self-reliant India and that it is an attempt to give a fresh dimension to Mahatma Gandhi’s push for ‘Swadeshi’.Singh was speaking at an online event...

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Al Tayer group announce the resumption of flights to India from Tuesday.

Al Tayer Group and Luxury Travels announce the resumption of their flights to India from August 11th......."We are happy to inform that our special flights to India will resume from Tuesday, August 11th" Mr Fahad Al Baker, CEO of the group told. "As an initial plan, we are scheduling our flights to Delhi, Vijayawada, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Cochin," he added. The group will be operating Kuwait Airways flights to these destinations.AlBaker group also has come up with PCR test facility for passengers...

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Cooperatives to exempt rent

 The Ministry of Social Affairs announced that it has addressed the Federation of Consumer Cooperative Societies to inform them about exempting or reducing the rent of those affected by coronavirus crisis.The assistant undersecretary Salem Al-Rashidi, said in a statement addressed this letter due to the exceptional circumstances resulting from the pandemic and the precautionary measures it imposed by the Council of Ministers, including a partial or complete suspension of commercial activities during...

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MOCI in pursuit of online apps that illegally sell valuable goods

 Ministry of Commerce and Industry has been monitoring a number of electronic apps that are specialized in selling and delivering goods and do not have any link with celebrities or “fashionistas”, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting official sources. They indicated that any app that is proven to have carried out illegal operations will be referred to the Public Prosecution immediately.Meanwhile, the sources affirmed that the social media site Instagram, based on a complaint received from local supervisory...

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Only 2 out of 200+ applicants pass the aptitude test held by KIPIC

 In a surprising outcome, only two applicants passed the aptitude test for field operators, which Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) conducted last week for diploma holders specialized in chemical industries and refinery operations. The test followed a job announcement posted before the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.The daily quoting reliable sources in oil sector said KIPIC received the papers of some 200 applicants comprising fresh diploma holders- as part of the employment...

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Kuwaiti aid pours into disaster-hit Lebanon

Planeloads of Kuwaiti aid flowed into Lebanon on Saturday just days after Beirut’s deadliest peace-time explosion sparked unspeakable devastation across the Mediterranean city. A pair of planes laden with medical supplies and food arrived in Beirut’s international airport as part of ongoing aid delivery to a country still reeling from the tragedy, the Kuwaiti embassy in Lebanon said in a statement.“We have just received two Kuwaiti planes carrying emergency aid as per instructions given by His Highness...

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