Thursday, November 13, 2014
Monday, November 03, 2014
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced the upcoming launch of twice weekly services between Kuwait City and the Cypriot city of Larnaca in response to increased demand from the State of Kuwait.
The airline will offer direct, twice weekly connections between Kuwait and Cyprus starting from 26 October. The new service will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays departing Kuwait at 11:00 local time with return flights departing Larnaca at 14:05 local time. Passengers will also have the choice of thrice weekly Bahrain-Larnaca operations and convenient six daily flights between Kuwait and Bahrain providing connections to the airline’s newest Kuwait-Larnaca service.
Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Maher Salman AlMusallam commented on the airline’s latest network enhancement: “Gulf Air’s latest development sees us building upon the positive response we have already seen to our Kuwait-Istanbul route as we strive to give our GCC passengers attractive connections and direct travel options. Launching the new, direct Kuwait-Larnaca route caters to travel demand and is one more step towards offering our passengers simpler travel arrangements while we continue to offer convenient connections between Bahrain and Kuwait.”
Gulf Air is already operating direct flights between Bahrain and Kuwait and Bahrain and Larnaca. The airline’s existing Kuwait operations consist of 06 daily flights while it serves Larnaca with 03 weekly flights direct from Bahrain.
The airline is represented by Orthodoxou Aviation Ltd in Cyprus. For more information regarding the airline’s operation you can contact the airline’s call centre at 22 767 670
Source : Financial Mirror
Kuwaiti author Mai Al Nakib has won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s 2014 First Book Award.
Her book, The Hidden Light of Objects, is a collection of short stories that explore the private struggles of adolescence, marriage and middle age by taking a quiet look at the lives of ordinary people living in the Middle East, the Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP), that published her debut work, said.
Mai’s debut literary work, written in English, features stories ranging from the invasion of Kuwait to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the US occupation of Iraq.
This is the first time the award has been given to a collection of short stories and only the second time it has been granted to an international writer.
The Central Bank of Kuwait building will become a new landmark on Kuwait City’s skyline, acting as a symbol of the country’s significant economic power and contribution to the region.
The triangular, truncated pyramid tower is intersected by a podium that contains reception and banking halls, conference facilities, dining and banquet rooms, and a museum.
The two stone walls of the southern, city-facing tower reduce energy consumption by functioning as a heat sink to absorb the harsh Kuwaiti sun during the day and use the stored heat to keep away the cold at night. An all-glass northern elevation protects the interior from solar gain while providing panoramic views across the Arabian Gulf. At night, the top of the building will glow like a beacon and add a significant presence to the Kuwait skyline.
Client: Central Bank of Kuwait
Area: 140,000 m² on 25,872 m² site
Completion: Expected 2014
Components: Reception, Banking Hall, Offices, Conference facilities, Dining & Banquet Rooms, Museum, Auditorium, Car Parking
Associates: HOK International
Contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Source : Pace Kuwait
Sunday, November 02, 2014
In its efforts to attract more and more tourists from the Gulf and the Middle East region, India has organized a seminar in Kuwait to provide a glimpse of the attractive tourism products as well as cultural, spiritual and travel experiences that it offers as a tourist destination.
The 'Know India Seminar' was organized Wednesday in Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kuwait, in cooperation with the Embassy of India in Kuwait.
The seminar was organized to provide a glimpse of the attractive tourism products as well as cultural, spiritual and travel experiences that India offers as a tourist destination.
The Gulf and the Middle East region are emerging as an important tourism generating market for India, said HE Sunil Jain while inaugurating the event. Indian Embassy Cultural secretary Sri AK Srivastava welcomed the audience.
Mr Ranjan Pattanaik, Director of India tourism, Ministry of Tourism Govt of India made a presentation depicting the country as a multi-faceted tourist destination for luxury, wildlife, and wellness/medical tourism. "India has evolved as a round the year destination and all efforts are being made to develop niche products like wellness and medical tourism; adventure and wildlife tourism; film tourism; monsoon tourism; golf, polo and sports tourism and MICE tourism, while at the same time adding value to the cultural and heritage products of the country", he said.
Members of the Travel and tourism Industry also attended the event.
The Gulf and the Middle East has been showing a positive growth of Foreign Tourist Arrivals to India over the last 2 to 3 years with around 3,43,113 tourist arrivals registered during 2013 showing a growth of nearly 17.9 % over the previous year. As traffic from GCC to India is concerned, there has been a whooping increase of 33.5% from Saudi Arabia over the last year, followed by Sultanate of Oman by 25.1% and 23.6% increase from UAE which clearly indicates that the interest of Arab Nationals is increasing every year and preferring India as a favorite Tourist destination. Tourist traffic from Kuwait to India was 10,593 during last year, 2013. Equal number of visas is issued till September 2014 and expects more traffic from Kuwait to India during the current year as the awareness about India is growing every year.
The percentage of Foreign Tourist Arrivals visiting India for Medical Treatment has also been increasing over the years and growing rapidly since the year 2000. India is also popular for Wellness Tourism with the ancient practice of healing, yoga and Ayurveda which has been known for more than 5,000 years and now it is time for the world to experience it.
The grand Launch Meet of SIF-Kuwait will be held at Indian Embassy Hall on Tuesday, 4th November, 2014 at 6 pm.The function will be inaugurated by H.E. Shri Sunil Jain, Ambassador of India to Kuwait, and will be attended by Shri Shubashis Goldar, Deputy Chief of Mission, Principals, management and faculty members of Indian Schools, Top scientists and technocrats and prominent members of Indians in Kuwait. Chief Guest for the function will be Dr. Ali- Al Dousari, Senior Scientist from Kuwait Institute for Scientific research.
During the event, SIF will officially announce this year’s programs, specifically designed to motivate students and imparting scientific knowledge to them. For updates please visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sifkuwait
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Apna Bharat Society - Kuwait proudly presenting The Biggest Cultural Carnival of the year
" INDIAN CULTURAL CARNIVAL " on 7th of November 2014
At Entertainment City Park Doha, Kuwait
Hard Kaur (Chaar Baj Gaye and many more..)
Ali Asger ( Dadi in Comedy Nights With Kapil Fame )
Kiku Sharda ( Palak & Lachaa in Comedy Nights With Kapil Fame )
Mubarak Al Rashed (A famous Kuwaiti Known as Kishor Kumar of Kuwait )
The Ministry of Interior is said to have amended some provisions concerning conditions for obtaining a driving license in Kuwait for expatriates, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
Source : Arabtimes
The daily said, according Article 85: Expatriates, who apply for driving license, should have a university degree, a salary of not less than KD 400 per month, valid residence permit and fulfill certain conditions. This is in addition to they should have resided in the country for at least two years and meet the conditions of age and health in addition to others, subject to passing a driving test conducted by the General Traffic Department.
Those eligible are as follows:
■ Non-Kuwaiti women married to Kuwaiti men including widows and divorcees provided they have children.
■ Non-Kuwaiti men married to Kuwaiti women and have children.
■ Bedoun holding valid security cards.
■ Students – provided they are registered at any of the universities or applied institutions in Kuwait.
■ Expatriate housewives who have children and provided their husbands are eligible for driving license. This does not include drivers and company representatives.
■ Members of the diplomatic corps.
■ Professional in sports federations, clubs and government sectors.
■ Drivers and representatives who hold valid legal driving licenses issued by their countries or any other country.
■ Domestic workers who have been working for a period of not less than 5 consecutive years in a similar capacity provided they change their profession to driver.
■ Technicians working in the oil fields.
■ Nursing staff, physiotherapists and prosthetic limbs technicians.
■ Medical emergency technicians and paramedics, lab technicians and radiologists.
Those who are exempted from the ‘length of stay’ condition and the stipulated salary stipulated in above include:
■ Judges and members of the Public Prosecution, the advisors and experts.
■ Teaching staffs of the universities, faculties and Applied Institutes.
■ Managers of companies and institutions, journalists and media personnel.
■ Doctors, pharmacists, engineers, assistant engineers and accountants.
■Teachers and social workers.
■ Researchers, judiciary persons, translators, librarians and imams working in government agencies.
■ Sports trainers working at sports federations and clubs and government agencies.
The licenses of drivers and representatives will be cancelled upon thier cancellation of their residence permit, or should there be any change in profession based on which the driving license was issued. The person will then not be eligible to apply for driving license for at least two years.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Creative Indians Association and Raja Company W.L.L. are proud to announce their Next Mega Event in 2014 “Arijit Singh Live in Concert” on 21st November.
Friday, November 21 at 7:00pmAt Abdulaziz Al Khateeb, Hall, Al Arabi Stadium, Mansouriya, Kuwait
Arijit has been awarded the Best Male Singer by Filmfare Awards in 2013 and by IIFA Awards in 2014
In a noble gesture, IndiansinKuwait.com handed over a cheque of Rupess two lakh (200,000) to the Prime Ministers national relief fund. The cheque was handed over to Indian Ambassador to Kuwait HE Sunil Jain during the Diwali Mela organised by Indiansinkuwait.com at Salmiya Indian Model School last Friday which would be forwarded to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Before the discovery of oil in Kuwait, dhow builders were viewed as one of the major national resources. Kuwait owned over 800 dhows prior to World War I. By 1919, Kuwait had acquired about 1200 dhows of different types and sizes. They were used for fishing, pearling, deep-sea trade, Gulf coastal trade, and the local transportation of goods and fresh water. The purpose and function of the dhow strongly influenced its design and size. For a relaxing evening on the water, join AWARE for a most unique experience; a Dhow Sunset Dinner. Limited seats.
REGISTRATION IS THROUGH CASH PAYMENTS ONLY.
Fee: KD 21 per person.
For details, please contact email@example.com
Deadline: 14 October, 2014 (Tuesday).
Date : 18 Oct,2014
For a rewarding, spiritual & informative experience be part of this tour. This is a 1½ tour of one of Kuwait’s most famous landmarks. Ladies are required to cover - long sleeves and long ankle length skirt, otherwise the mosque will provide a cloak. If you have your own scarf you’re welcome to bring it. Cameras are allowed. Children are welcome. This tour meets directly at the Grand Mosque
Date : 11 oct, 9.15 AM
Friday, September 26, 2014
|The Embassy of India will remain closed on Thursday, 2nd for the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Embassy will also be closed on Monday, 6th of October for Idu’l Zuha (Bakrid), However the date is subjected to change, embassy informed in a press statement.|
Indian Embassy will also be closed on 23rd of October for Diwali.
However, emergency and needed Consular, Labour & attestation services would be available at the Embassy during the holidays, the statement said.
Issuing visas for companies seeking to recruit manpower from abroad is currently closed pending new regulations to organized the process.
Dousary confirmed earlier this month that the recruitment door will be reopened early next year.
Via Kuwait Times
Thursday, September 25, 2014
AlSadu Society is proud to announce that they have been chosen for ((Craft Award of Excellence)) awarded by The World Craft Council.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
India's low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered the red planet's orbit on Wednesday, crowning India as the first country to complete the trip at its maiden attempt.
The success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, lauded for its low price tag of Rs 450 crore, will boost India's five-decade-old space programme that newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to expand with better infrastructure and technology.
With a spacecraft around Mars, India joins a small group of nations - the United States, Russia and Europe - that have successfully sent probes to orbit or land on Mars. Others, however, failed several times initially.
After rotating the Orbiter towards Mars, the main engine was fired 24 minutes from Mars to enter the Martian orbit, which will be about 500 km from its surface and 215 million km away from the Earth in radio distance.
The spacecraft will consume about 250 kg of liquid fuel with oxidiser.
Scientists broke into wild cheers Wednesday morning as the orbiter's engines completed 24 minutes of burn time and maneuvered into its designated place around the red planet.
The success of India's Mars Orbiter Mission, affectionately nicknamed MOM, brings India into an elite club of Martian explorers that includes United States, the European Space Agency and the former Soviet Union.
The Indian Space and Research Organisation described the mission as flawless.
Modi hails India's Mars mission as historic
The success of India's successful mission to Mars "will go down as landmark in history", said Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Mars Orbiter Mission entered the orbit of the red planet.
"These are all accomplishments that will go down as landmarks in history," said a visibly happy Modi.
The prime minister said that the MOM was built "indigenously, in a pan-Indian effort, stretching from Bangalore to Bhubhaneshwar, and Faridabad to Rajkot".
He said: "India is the only country, to have succeeded in its very first attempt."
"With today's spectacular success, ISRO joins an elite group, of only three other agencies worldwide to have successfully reached red planet," he added amidst applause.
Modi, wearing a red coloured jacket, said that the "odds, were stacked against us".
"Of the 51 missions, attempted across the world so far, a mere 21 had succeeded. But we have prevailed," he said.
The prime minister said: "Travelling an incredible distance, of over 650 million or 65 crore kms,we have gone beyond boundaries, of human enterprise and imagination."
All you needed to know about India's low-cost mission to Mars
At just Rs 450 crore, ISRO’S Mars mission is the cheapest so far. The Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit. After a nine-month long journey, the Orbiter is scheduled to enter Mars’ orbit on September 24. To reach Mars, the spacecraft had to enter three phases, the earth centered phase, the helio centric phase and finally the Martian phase.
The orbit insertion will take place when the spacecraft will be 423 km from the Martian surface and 215 million km away (radio distance) from the earth.
Just 21 out of the 51 missions launched to Mars by different countries have been successful and that too by only three space agencies — NASA, European Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency. The launch gives India an entry into an exclusive club of nations with interplanetary travel capabilities.
The Rs 450-crore Mars Orbiter Mission is India's first interplanetary mission to planet Mars with an orbiter craft designed to orbit Mars in an elliptical orbit. The project, built over a remarkably short period of two years, is primarily a technological mission considering the critical operations and stringent requirements on propulsion and other systems of the spacecraft.
Launched last November, the Mars Orbiter Mission, called Mangalyaan, aims to study the planet's surface and mineral composition, and scan its atmosphere for methane, a chemical strongly tied to life on Earth.
If the spacecraft does manage to enter orbit around Mars on September 24, India would become the first country to succeed on its first try. European, U.S. and Russian probes have managed to orbit or land on the planet, but only after several attempts.
The Rs 450-crore ($70 million) ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission was launched Nov 5, 2013, on board a polar rocket from spaceport Sriharikota off Bay of Bengal, about 80 km northeast of Chennai.
The pay loads include Lyman Lpha Photometer to measure the relative abundance of deuterium and hydrogen from Lyman- alpha emission; Methane Sensor for Mars to measure methane in the Martian atmosphere, and thus determine past existence of life; Mars Colour Camera to capture images and information about the surface of Mars and its composition; Mars Exopheric Neutral Composition Analyser, which is a spectrometer; and Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer to map surface composition and mineralogy of Mars.
The Mangalyaan has been configured to carry out observations of the physical features of the Mars and also to carry out a limited study of the Martian atmosphere.
The criticism of the Mars mission being ‘a waste of money’ appears to be misplaced too. If one monetises the worth of national services that ISRO satellites are providing — communications, broadcasting, broadband, weather forecasting, disaster warning, ocean monitoring, education, navigation — it would be several times the budget of the space agency. ISRO’s annual budget is about one billion dollars, compared to $ 17.7 billion for NASA, $7.9 billion for Russian agency, $5.6 billion for the European Space Agency and $ 2.5 billion for China. Unlike the Chinese programme which is completely focused on national pride and superpower dreams, India’s space programme is linked to broader national theme of national development.
VIA YAHOO NEWS
A friend enquired about violin classes in Kuwait and while searching found the following informations
Inaugurated by the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, on April 8, 2013, this Museum hosts rare historical items & antiques for old Kuwaiti houses. Decorating the walls of its Art Gallery are paintings & belongings of Kuwaiti Artists. There are also the crafts & Kuwaiti dhow models on display.
Fee: KD 2 per person. Children below 14 years & Pets are not allowed.
Limited Seats. Advance reservations required firstname.lastname@example.org
Day/Time: September 29 @ 5pm
Reservations required ahead of time
After the grand success of multi talented king of comedy Kapil Sharma’s comedy show in Kuwait, Indian Youth society is bringing another one of its kind musical live in concert for the first time in kuwait, father & son on the stage to perform for their upcoming event "Papa Kahte Hain" on 26th September at American International School, Maidan Hawally at 6:30pm.
It is going to be unique experience for Kuwait audience to see Udit Narayan and Aditya Narayan performing live with their troops.
"Papa Kahte Hain" is an event to Showcase the Love & Unity of the family, a stage where the whole Narayan family will perform together, it will be an evening to witness with the full family and get influenced by the family bonding & love.
Padmashri Udit Narayan needs no introduction, a renowned legendary singer known for his unique style & entertainment with a line up of awards.He achieved the Padma Shri Award, 3 National awards, 9 filmfare & many other awards. He was also honoured by the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Award by the Late Nepal King. He was the judge for reality shows like Indian Idol & family singing show Waar Parivaar.
Mr. Aditya Narayan - an actor, playback singer, music composer and TV anchor a big achiever at a young age is the latest heartthrob of Bollywood. He started his career as a child artist & playback singer for many hit films like Rangeela, Akelei Hum Akelei Tum and Pardes. He hosted the famous reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and X-Factor. His latest hit song "Tattad Tattad" from Ram Leela is in records & on tips of every youngsters tongue.