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Kuwait draft law on expats may affect Indians

The legal and legislative committee of Kuwait’s National Assembly decided on July 2 that the draft law was in line with the Constitution and laws.
According to the Indian embassy’s website, Kuwait is currently home to 920,000 Indians.(Reuters file photo)
According to the Indian embassy’s website, Kuwait is currently home to 920,000 Indians.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 06:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Kuwait approves draft law on expat quota; move may reduce strength of Indian community by up to 700,000

The legal and legislative committee of Kuwait’s National Assembly decided on July 2 that the draft law was in line with the Constitution and laws.
A Kuwait Airways Boeing B777 aircraft prepares to land at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City.(AFP)
A Kuwait Airways Boeing B777 aircraft prepares to land at Kuwait International Airport in Kuwait City.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 07:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Kuwait expat bill cleared, 8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave

The anti-expat rhetoric have spiked since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic with lawmakers and governmental officials call for reducing the number of foreigners in Kuwait.
An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly building.(Reuters Photo)
An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly building.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2020 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Fed up of waiting, Goans stranded abroad arrange own flights home

Over 160 stranded Goans in Kuwait chartered an IndiGo flight that brought them back to their home state on June 26.
Operation Vande Bharat mission’s Goa leg has left a lot to be desired(PTI (Representative image))
Operation Vande Bharat mission’s Goa leg has left a lot to be desired(PTI (Representative image))
Published on Jul 04, 2020 05:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | ByGerard de Souza

Expats leaving Dubai is bad news for the economy

It’s a choice facing millions of foreigners across the Gulf as the fallout from the pandemic and a plunge in energy prices forces economic adjustments.
Passengers wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic wait at ticketing for flights at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(AP)
Passengers wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic wait at ticketing for flights at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(AP)
Published on Jun 11, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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30 who returned from Kuwait test positive for Covid-19, Assam’s tally crosses 1,400

Assam now has 1,179 active cases while 278 have recovered and four have died.
In the past week, Assam’s Covid-19 tally has risen from 400 plus to over 1,400.(ANI)
In the past week, Assam’s Covid-19 tally has risen from 400 plus to over 1,400.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati | ByUtpal Parashar| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Covid-19: Kerala concerned as Gulf returnees hiding medical history

The state has reported 97 Covid-19 positive cases in the last five days, taking the total count to 630, including four deaths.
These three persons had reportedly tested Covid-19 positive during anti-body tests in Abu Dhabi and they were allowed to board the flight at the last moment.(PTI File Photo)
These three persons had reportedly tested Covid-19 positive during anti-body tests in Abu Dhabi and they were allowed to board the flight at the last moment.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

Kerala reports 11 new Covid-19 cases

The state has reported 587 Covid-19 positive cases so far, of which 87 are still active. North Kerala’s Wayanad and Kasaragod have emerged as hotspots.
Kerala is the first state in the country to report a Covid-19 positive case on January 30, when an infected medical student returned from China.(HT Photo)
Kerala is the first state in the country to report a Covid-19 positive case on January 30, when an infected medical student returned from China.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 08:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

Kerala to tighten norms as returning immigrants threaten to foil state’s Covid-19 track record

Among the Gulf returnees, seven people had tested positive so far and more flights are expected in the coming days. On Monday, the state reported seven new Covid-19 cases.
People coming from red zones will have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine and if they show slight symptoms they will be moved to hospitals, Kerala health officials said.(ANI PHOTO.)
People coming from red zones will have to undergo mandatory 14-day home quarantine and if they show slight symptoms they will be moved to hospitals, Kerala health officials said.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on May 12, 2020 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

Cash crunch forces many Telangana expats in Persian Gulf to drop travel plans

Many stranded migrant workers from Telangana have backed out from travelling in Vande Bharat special flights because they cannot bear expenses for their travel and pay for their 14-day quarantine on their return to India.
Many Telugu expatriates say they cannot pay for the air fare and quarantine fees.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Many Telugu expatriates say they cannot pay for the air fare and quarantine fees.(Representative Photo/PTI)
Updated on May 10, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Sabir Hussain

Vande Bharat Mission: Full schedule of flights due to arrive over weekend

This is the first phase of the Vande Bharat mission, which began on May 7 and is scheduled to continue till May 13. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, the United Kingdom and the United States are some of the countries from which Indians will be brought back home.
Four flights carrying Indian nationals are due to arrive from Bangladesh’s Dhaka to Delhi on Saturday afternoon, Kuwait to Hyderabad at 6:30 pm, Oman’s Muscat to Cochin at 8:50 pm and the United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah to Lucknow at 8:50 pm.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Four flights carrying Indian nationals are due to arrive from Bangladesh’s Dhaka to Delhi on Saturday afternoon, Kuwait to Hyderabad at 6:30 pm, Oman’s Muscat to Cochin at 8:50 pm and the United Arab Emirates’ Sharjah to Lucknow at 8:50 pm.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on May 09, 2020 06:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

India permits 88 medical staffers to visit UAE for care

A statement from the UAE embassy said Indian authorities had allowed the first batch of 88 specialists, doctors and nurses to travel to the UAE within a short period to support efforts to fight Covid-19. It did not say when the batch would leave for the UAE.
The batch is expected to fly out of India after the completion of certain formalities as the matter had been cleared by the external affairs ministry, the people said.(AP)
The batch is expected to fly out of India after the completion of certain formalities as the matter had been cleared by the external affairs ministry, the people said.(AP)
Updated on May 03, 2020 01:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

India, Kuwait resort to damage control after leak of Kuwaiti Cabinet note

Kuwaiti ambassador Jasem Ibrahem al-Najam and external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava issued separate statements that highlighted strong bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries in the fight against Covid-19.
Kuwaiti men look through the glass of the closed doors of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.(REUTERS/ Representative image)
Kuwaiti men look through the glass of the closed doors of the Kuwait Stock Exchange, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Kuwait City, Kuwait.(REUTERS/ Representative image)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

Singapore, Kuwait record highest number of Indians infected with Covid-19

More than 2,300 infections among Indian nationals, most of them workers living in dormitories, had been recorded in Singapore till late last week, and more than 1,300 infections were reported among expatriate Indians in Kuwait.
An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building (Kuwait Parliament), after the country entered virtual lockdown, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Kuwait City.(REUTERS)
An aerial view shows Kuwait City and the National Assembly Building (Kuwait Parliament), after the country entered virtual lockdown, as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Kuwait City.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 27, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar

India rushes Covid-19 medical team to Kuwait, says ready to help Gulf countries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked Foreign Minister S Jaishankar to prepare for the medical team for Kuwait
India has sent its rapid response team for Covid-19 to Kuwait, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar tweeted(Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)
India has sent its rapid response team for Covid-19 to Kuwait, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar tweeted(Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 09:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

Aramco delays oil pricing statement as OPEC+ talks continue

State producer Saudi Aramco is set to decide on and announce pricing for May crude exports on Sunday, according to people with knowledge of the situation.
Aramco didn’t immediately comment on the delay. The company’s pricing is a key indicator for traders since it affects about 14 million barrels a day of Persian Gulf crude exports(Reuters file photo)
Aramco didn’t immediately comment on the delay. The company’s pricing is a key indicator for traders since it affects about 14 million barrels a day of Persian Gulf crude exports(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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AI cancels all flights to Italy, France, South Korea and three other countries till April 30

A total of 16 foreign airlines have cancelled 492 international flights to India so far due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri informed Parliament on Thursday.
Air India cancels all its flights to Italy, France, South Korea, Kuwait, Madrid and Colombo till April 30 over coronavirus(Hindustan Times)
Air India cancels all its flights to Italy, France, South Korea, Kuwait, Madrid and Colombo till April 30 over coronavirus(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 05:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Iraq & Kuwait on alert as Covid-19 deaths rise in Iran

Both Iraq and Kuwait, which respectively share land and maritime borders with Iran, have not confirmed any cases of the virus internally.
In the Middle East, two elderly men in Iran were the first confirmed deaths from the virus, which has also spread to the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel, which confirmed its first case on Friday.(REUTERS)
In the Middle East, two elderly men in Iran were the first confirmed deaths from the virus, which has also spread to the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Israel, which confirmed its first case on Friday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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India to double US oil imports to cut reliance on others

India is heavily dependant on oil imports from West Asia. Its top three suppliers in 2018-19 are from the area: Iraq, with about 46.6 million tonnes (MT) in 2018-19, is the number one supplier, followed by Saudi Arabia (40.3 MT) and the UAE (17.5 MT). Kuwait supplied 10.8 MT.
Oil purchases from the US, which started in 2017-18, have already crossed about 6 million tonnes a year.(AP File Photo)
Oil purchases from the US, which started in 2017-18, have already crossed about 6 million tonnes a year.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 04:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal and Rezaul H Laskar

Thirty terrifying minutes on IndiGo flight to Kuwait

Pilots flying Indigo 6E-1751 to Kuwait declared full emergency after detecting smoke warning, minutes after the flight’s take-off from Chennai at 1:30 am on Friday. The flight landed back safely in Chennai at 2 am.
IndiGo Airlines flight to Kuwait from Chennai had to return after a fire alarm went off after take-off(Reuters Photo/File)
IndiGo Airlines flight to Kuwait from Chennai had to return after a fire alarm went off after take-off(Reuters Photo/File)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 11:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chennai | ByM Manikandan

Duped Gurdaspur woman forced to work as maid in Kuwait

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Published on Oct 11, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Gurdaspur

Cut off from families, Kashmiri students face cash crunch

Since the tension broke out in the valley, many colleges have asked Kashmiri students to take 10 days break to visit their homes
On August 5, the government shut off internet and telephone lines in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370.(HT File)
On August 5, the government shut off internet and telephone lines in Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jalandhar/Mohali | ByDar Ovais and Idrees Bukhtiyar, Jalandhar/mohali

UP woman given triple talaq after asking for Rs 30 to buy medicines

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage), Bill, 2019, which criminalises instant ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims and attracts a jail term of three years for the husband came into force on August 1.
Hapur’s deputy superintendent of police Rajesh Singh said they have filed the woman’s complaint.(AFP)
Hapur’s deputy superintendent of police Rajesh Singh said they have filed the woman’s complaint.(AFP)
Published on Aug 13, 2019 12:51 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

International telephone exchange racket busted in Mumbai; 7 arrested

Sources said through the illegal exchange, calls could be made for 6 per minute against 18 charged by legal operators. The accused have been running the illegal exchange for the past four months.
ATS officers arrested seven people after raiding six places in Mumbai, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai.
ATS officers arrested seven people after raiding six places in Mumbai, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai.
Updated on Aug 11, 2019 01:56 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

It’s a girl! Woman gives birth on flight, crew helps with delivery

Lebanese Plane Spotters, a Facebook page delivering aviation news, shared this incident on social media.
The crew took care of the mother and the newborn.(Facebook/@LebanesePlaneSpotters)
The crew took care of the mother and the newborn.(Facebook/@LebanesePlaneSpotters)
Updated on Jul 31, 2019 02:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

Job opportunities in Kuwait for UP nursing students very soon

The corporation, approved by the state government as a recruitment agency and registered with the ministry of external affairs, has asked nursing colleges to let students know about this employment opportunity.
(HT File)
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Published on Jul 09, 2019 08:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Why an escalation in US-Iran tensions should worry Delhi

Faced with serious attempt to squeeze its economic or strategic assets, Iran will respond in ways that can jeopardise maritime traffic in the Gulf.
In this June 13, 2019, file photo, an oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman. A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the US and Iran -- and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world’s oil passes through its narrowest at the Strait of Hormuz. The attacks have jolted the shipping industry, with many of operators in the region on high alert(AP)
In this June 13, 2019, file photo, an oil tanker is on fire in the sea of Oman. A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the US and Iran -- and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world’s oil passes through its narrowest at the Strait of Hormuz. The attacks have jolted the shipping industry, with many of operators in the region on high alert(AP)
Published on Jul 09, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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HRD sends list of premiere engineering institutions to Kuwait following invalidation of IIT degrees

The Public Authority for Manpower, a government body in Kuwait, had last year issued a circular asking the labour department to not give work permits to expatriate engineers unless they got no-objection certificates from the Kuwait Engineers Society.
IIT Bombay(HT File)
IIT Bombay(HT File)
Published on Jun 30, 2019 12:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Sheeraz scores a perfect 50 in Changwon World Cup; Mairaj 7th

The remaining three rounds of the competition will be conducted on Saturday and the top six will enter the final.
India’s international skeet shooter Sheeraz Sheikh(Twitter Image)
India’s international skeet shooter Sheeraz Sheikh(Twitter Image)
Updated on May 11, 2019 12:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Indian technician killed while towing aircraft at Kuwait airport: Report

Necessary investigations are being carried out on the incident by the concerned authorities to determine the cause of death. Kuwait Airways has expressed their regret at the tragic incident, the report said.
An Indian aviation technician with Kuwait Airways was killed while towing an aircraft at the company’s base airport, according to a media report on Tuesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An Indian aviation technician with Kuwait Airways was killed while towing an aircraft at the company’s base airport, according to a media report on Tuesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 08, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Dubai | ByPress Trust of India
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