PM Modi inaugurates Sardardham Bhavan; pays tribute to Sardar Patel.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated via video conferencing the Ahmedabad-based Sardardham Bhavan and, in the same function, also performed the “Bhoomi Pujan” of the Sardardham Phase-II Kanya Chhatralaya (girls’ hostel). The two establishments, as their names suggest, are dedicated to the “Iron Man of India,” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.PM Modi noted how Lord Ganesha is invoked before doing something new and, coincidentally, the Sardardham Bhavan is being inaugurated at a time...

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Cabinet approves opening of direct flights to Egypt, India and other Asian countries

The Cabinet agreed, during its meeting today on Wednesday evening, to open direct flights with Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka after the six countries were restricted in light of COVID-19 restrictions.The decision was made in a cabinet meeting which underlined that flights with these countries would be subject to measures identified by Kuwait’s ministerial coronavirus emergency committeeArab Times 

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PM Modi congratulates Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi on poll victory.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Iran's new president Ebrahim Raisi and vowed to work with him to strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries. "Congratulations to Ebrahim Raisi on his election as President of Iran. I look forward to working with him to further strengthen the warm ties between India and Iran," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted from his official handle on the social networking site.Congratulations to His Excellency Ebrahim Raisi on his election as President...

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Black fungus not contagious, no link to COVID.

The head of the Fungi Laboratory Unit at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health, Dr. Khaled Al-Obaid, said there is no evidence to indicate the existence of any direct relationship between the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) and the so-called ‘black fungus’ disease, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Obaid, a clinical microbiologist consultant, told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) yesterday that this fungal disease is not contagious and does not cause epidemics. He said that calling this disease the black fungus...

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Social factors key in increased knee injuries among girls, women. Here’s why?

A new study has found that social and not just biological factors are responsible for increased knee injuries among girls and women. The findings of the study were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Current approaches to a common and debilitating knee injury that occurs more frequently for women than men have focused for too long on biology at the expense of understanding social factors, said the authors of the study.Girls and women are said to be between three to six times more...

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Check on eateries – Stick to rules.

Many restaurants were found to have not obtained permits to render delivery service in the first four hours of the partial curfew on the second day of implementing the Cabinet’s decision to allow these establishments to deliver orders to homes from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, reports Al-Qabas daily. When the daily’s staff visited restaurants in Farwaniya, Ardiya Al-Sinaiyah, Khaitan and Al-Raqi; they found many establishments remained closed.The Ministry of Interior has also intensified security presence...

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Bedoun teachers ‘sacking’ rapped.

Stranded Egyptian teachers face cutsAs the first test for the new government that caused it great embarrassment, the Council of Undersecretaries of the Ministry of Education, during its recent meeting, affirmed the suspension of disbursement of salaries for Bedoun teachers whose security cards have expired, stressing that their services will be ended if their cards are not renewed within the coming two weeks.Meanwhile, informed sources from the education sector said the council also discussed the file...

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DGCA: New rules for all passengers arriving to Kuwait.

14 days institutional quarantine for passengers arriving from high-risk countriesThe Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated that based on instructions of health authorities to avoid spread of COVID 19 especially after the emergence of mutated strain of coronavirus new procedures will be implemented at Kuwait International Airport from Sunday 21st February.Passengers arriving from high risk countries will be required to be quarantined for a period of 14 days in any locally approved hotels on their...

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996 infected from coronavirus.

Kuwait Ministry of Health (MoH) on Monday listed 966 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases bringing caseload of contamination with the contagion to 171,994 since eruption of the pandemic locally months ago.MoH official spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said in a statement to KUNA that there also three new fatalities due to infection with the contagious virus, registered during the same period, thus mortality’ toll rose to 969.Dr. Al-Sanad has added number of people who are receiving treatment at intensive...

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PACI completes expatriates’ transactions within five minutes.

Only five minutes is needed to complete each transaction of expatriates at the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) during the evening shift, as there is no crowding during this period, reports Al-Rai daily quoting Director of the External Centers Department at PACI Mansour Al-Harbi.During an interview with the daily at the expats hall in PACI during the evening working hours, he explained that 300,000 clients were received during the past year in 30 external centers affiliated to PACI....

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