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KUWAIT CITY, Nov 11: A 45-year-old Kuwaiti was declared dead upon arrival at Jahra Hospital after his disowned 22-year-old son stabbed him with a knife in their house in Wafra. Securitymen from the Criminal Evidence General Department arrested the suspect in less than six hours from the time he fled from the crime scene.

According to a security source, the Operations Unit in the Interior Ministry received a call from the administration of Jahra Hospital, saying the 45-year-old Kuwaiti died upon arrival at the hospital with a stab wound in his abdomen.

Securitymen rushed to the hospital to investigate and this led to the arrest of the suspect in a vacant lot in Jahra. They said the murder weapon was found in a garbage container. During interrogation, the suspect confessed to stabbing his father three times in front of the entire family due to a domestic problem. He disclosed that he took a knife from the house and waited for his father in a closed place where he stabbed the latter.

Criminal Evidences Department officers lifted fingerprints and collected evidence from the house. Preliminary investigations revealed the suspect is involved in several other cases. He was referred to the Public Prosecution for questioning and other legal measures.

 

By Munaif Nayef, Mishal Al- Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff & Agencies

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8: Acting Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Interior Ministry, Major-General Fahd Al-Shuwea has issued instructions to all traffic departments to apply Article 207 of the traffic law in the strictest sense, reports Al- Anba daily.

According to the directives, the impoundment of vehicles will not be limited to seat belt, jumping the red traffic light or talking on the cell phone, but all violations contained in Article 207 will be applicable.

In the meantime, the traffic sector has started mounting cameras in all traffic patrols to document the conversation between the patrolman and the violator of the traffic law.

According to a security source, this technology has been used to protect the rights of the policemen and the motorists. Any complaint received shall be investigated based on the recording of the conversation. The source said vehicles will be impounded for two months effective from Wednesday, Nov 8, if any of the following violations are committed; however, some sources said it will come into effect after publication in the official gazette Kuwait Al-Yawm:

1 — Driving a vehicle without the numbers plates (back and front) or if the plate is unreadable using plates other than those issued by the General Traffic Department.

2 — Driving vehicles after withdrawing its registration or plates.

3 — Driving a vehicle without registration or with expired insurance.

4 — Driving without obtaining a license or if the licence is withdrawn, or if the license is specified for other vehicles.

5 — Reckless driving that endangers the life of the driver, passenger or others.

6 — Driving without brakes or faulty brakes.

7 — Racing without permission or violating the permission

8 — Committing immoral act inside the car

9 — Deliberately blocking traffic

10 — Exceeding the speed limit (maximum 30 kms)

11 — Skipping the red traffic light

12 — Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or narcotics

13 — Using vehicles for other than the specified purposes

14 — Parking in ‘No Parking’ zones, blocking other vehicles, parking on pavements.

15 — Driving in opposite direction

16 — Driving a vehicle that is ‘smoking’ or carrying other materials that may negatively affect the road or safety of traffic users or damage their cars or causing disturbing sounds.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 5, (KUNA): The Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Sunday that the International Monetary Fund has praised the Kuwaiti government’s efforts in tackling the impact of the drop in global oil prices through containing public spending.

According to a statement, the chamber’s board member Dhirar Al-Ghanim made the remarks after discussing Kuwait’s economic policy with visiting IMF mission head Stephane Roudet in the light of article four of the country’s IMF membership.

During his talks, Al-Ghanim said that the Chamber of Commerce and Industry is targeting a strong private sector that leads the path of economic development efficiently according to state strategies through equal opportunities, fair competition and transparency. Experts reviewed the IMF’s report on Kuwait’s 2016 economic policy, which showed that the non-oil sector witnessed 3.5 percent growth due to the continuing rise in public spending, he said. Al-Ghanim also expected a 1.2 percent shrink in Kuwait’s GDP in 2017.

Source: Arab Times

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 5: A Kuwaiti woman accused the husband and his friend of sexual assault. In a complaint to officers at Abdullah Al-Mubarak Police Station, the woman said the husband was accompanied by his friend when they came to the house and sexually assaulted her.

They reportedly fled the scene when the woman shouted for help. A case was registered for investigation.

Meanwhile, a Kuwaiti woman lodged a complaint with officers at Rumaithiya Police Station saying the husband was threatening to stab her. However, the man denied the allegation when rescue officers went to the scene. He said the wife made the claim due to a minor family disagreement. A case was registered for investigation.

By Mishal Al-Sanousi Al-Seyassah Staff

Source: Arab Times

Sector Commander Sachal Rangers revealed on Saturday that 51 stolen vehicles have been recovered in a province-wide operation, which he termed the "largest" in the country's history.

Sector Commander Brigadier Naseem, flanked by Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) East Irfan Baloch, said that the police and Rangers arrested two individuals — Qazi Muneeb Ahmed Siddiqui and Mohammad Shiraz — with weapons and a stolen vehicle during snap checking in Nazimabad a few days ago.

"Initial investigation disclosed unexpected revelations as the two were found to be active members of an inter-provincial car-theft group," Naseem said. The arrest followed an earlier recovery of four vehicles from different parts of Sindh.

Following the revelations, a detailed strategy was created and a team was formed to ensure the cars were recovered and given to their original owners, he said.

 

During the operation, it was revealed that "a group is stealing a large number of vehicles and sending them to other parts of the country," he said. While the real owners are being deprived of their vehicles, the new buyers are also unaware that they are stolen, he added.

Naseem informed the media that a total of 16 people were arrested during the operation which has been going on for around six months. While 10 of those arrested have been released, others are being kept in detention for further investigation, he said.

A total of 86 cases of stolen vehicles have been registered in the province, of which 51 vehicles have been recovered. The vehicles will be handed over to the real owners following legal procedure and court orders, he said.

The accident scene in which five Kuwaitis were killed while visiting the southern Iraqi city of Karbala.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2, (KUNA): Five Kuwaiti citizens were killed and 13 others injured during a road accident while visiting the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, said Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan Thursday.

Speaking to KUNA, Ambassador Al-Zamanan said that a bus, transporting the Kuwaiti nationals, had toppled over while on the road between Basra city and Al-Nasseriya.

The Ambassador added that those injured in the accident were taken to hospitals in the city of Al-Nasseriya for treatment. He indicated that the Foreign Ministry of Kuwait had instructed a number of Kuwaiti diplomats to head to the city to follow up on the situation and check on those who were injured in the incident.

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: Kuwaiti Ministry of Health has intimated that there will be a temporary ban on recruitment of nurses from India.

Recent efforts made by three Kuwaiti agencies for recruiting over 2,000 Indian nurses through Overseas Manpower Limited (OMCL), Chennai has been put on hold till such time the fears of unfair means of recruitment are being addressed by the government of Kuwait.

All Indian job aspirants are hereby advised not to fall prey to unscrupulous agents in Kuwait/ India. In order to ensure fair and transparent means of recruitment of Indian nurses, MoH Kuwait is considering the feasibility of engaging directly with one or two State run Manpower Agencies in India, says a press release issued by the Embassy of India in Kuwait.

Grievance regarding non-payment of regular salary to 257 serving Indian nurses in MOH is under serious consideration of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health. Adequate number of vacancies is being created for accommodating these Indian nurses within MOH.

Meanwhile Mumbai police have arrested 30 men trying to fly to Kuwait on fake tickets and visas and are looking for the unlicensed recruitment agents who charged them 100,000 rupees ($1,500) to arrange their travel to jobs in the Gulf state.

The men from Uttar Pradesh state in northern India were arrested on Tuesday when they tried checking in at the airport with fake tickets, police said. The men have been charged with cheating and forgery and are being held in custody.

Lata Sirsat, senior inspector with the Mumbai police, said a police team was going to Uttar Pradesh to find the unauthorised recruitment agents who duped these men with fake documents. “All the men are in their 30s and poor,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Indian officials are trying to crack down on unauthorised agents who promise to organise well paid jobs as cleaners and labourers in the Gulf states but cheat people along the way with complaints ranging from non-payment of wages to physical abuse. Adverts asking workers seeking jobs overseas to only go through licensed agents are played on the radio daily.

Vivek Sharma, the protector of emigrants in Uttar Pradesh, said this case of fraud was rare. “This fake ticket fraud and on such a scale involving 30 people is the first such instance that I have come across,” Sharma told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Uttar Pradesh is among the poorest states in India and poverty and lack of jobs force many to migrate to major cities such as Mumbai but campaigners said seeking jobs in the Gulf states is a new development. “This trend started about two to three years ago and now most people going to the Gulf are from Uttar Pradesh.

They are very poor people and in many cases their villages don’t even have roads,” said migrant rights activist Bhim Reddy. Government figures show there are some six million Indian migrants in the six Gulf states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Source: Arab Times

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