External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Qatar and Kuwait, two of India's key energy security partners in West Asia, from October 28 to 31, it was announced on Friday.According to the External Affairs Ministry, during her visit to Qatar on October 28-29, Sushma Swaraj will meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. She will also call on Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani besides meeting members of the Indian community."Qatar hosts about seven lakh Indians," a Ministry statement said. "Qatar is a reliable energy partner, supplying more than 50 percent of India's natural gas imports."After Qatar, Sushma Swaraj will visit Kuwait where she will meet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah. She will also call on Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Kuwait is home to around 10 lakh Indians, who form the largest expatriate co…
An Indian passenger was arrested at Kuwait International Airport in possession of 250 grams of betel leaves (paan).
According to sources, customs officers were checking the luggage of passengers who arrived at the airport from an Asian country when they found the betel leaves inside the luggage of an Indian expatriate. When they questioned him, he said it was intended for personal use.
He was arrested and referred him to the Drugs Control General Department for necessary legal action.
Source: Arab times
Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) is studying a proposal to reorganize procedures for securing loans to exempt debtors from presenting invoices to prove the purpose for which the loans were taken, local daily Arab Times reported citing Al-Rai Arabic newspaper. According to report, sources pointed at two scenarios; the first suggests exempting debtors who receive loans up to KD 7,500 from presenting bills, and the second scenario includes those taking up to KD 5,000.Report added that the decision that obliges debtors to provide invoices to prove they truly spent the loan for the same purpose they obtained, needs re-evaluation by the Central Bank of Kuwait and other local banks. Many debtors could not provide the required invoices, not because they violated relevant laws but it was difficult for them to do so, especially those who obtained small loans to purchase more than a single commodity, report added. Cancellation of the decision will put an end to the ‘black market invo…
The meeting of community members and business leaders called by the Non Resident Keralite Affairs (NORKA) Director Dr Ravi Pillai in Kuwait promised over 11 crores rupee in a single day for the rebuilding of Kerala.
Kerala Government had taken it as a challenge and appealed to the world over to join hands in the Rebuilding New Kerala after the incessant rains, flashflood, and continuous landslides had spread havoc in the State of Kerala last month.
The task of coordination the rebuild new Kerala outside India is bestowed with the Loka Kerala Sabha Members. The Loka Kerala Sabha, under NORKA Directorate are planning to collect 30 crores from the NRI community in Kuwait.
The business meet called by Norka Director Dr Ravi PIllai at Jumeira Messila Beach Hotel, Kuwait was attended by number of business people from all walks of life. Representatives of more than 28 companies attended the meet and promised more than 5.5 crore rupee to the Chief M…
Kerala's fourth international airport at Kannur is slated to open on December 9 following an approval by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), a top official said here on Friday.
Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) Managing Director, V. Thulasidas confirmed the launched date, saying that "we are ready for operations".
KIAL authorities are trying their best to see that commercial operations commence soon after the inauguration, but the Airport Authority of India will be deciding on that.
Already 11 international carriers and six domestic operators have confirmed their decision to fly into KIAL.
The first trial operations were undertaken successfully at the aiport on September 20 and a repeat rehearsal the following day.
On Thursday, DGCA gave its final approval for the airport's opening.
The Rs 1,892 crores airport is located at Mattanur, near Kannur. It…
Embassy of India will be celebrating 150th Birth Day of Mahatma Gandhi at the Embassy premises, on Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018. The programme will be for an hour from 8.30 to 9.30 am. It will include garlanding of the Mahatma’s statue, release of a Commemorative Stamp, and rendition of Bapu’s bhajans/songs by children from Indian schools in Kuwait.
All friends of India and the community members are cordially invited to be part of this event and join us in paying our respects to the Father of the Nation.Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
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The Assistant Undersecretary for Nationality and Passports at the Ministry of Interior, Major-General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf has issued a circular according to which the visit visa for wife and children will be valid for three months instead of one in Kuwait.
The new instructions were issued on 13th September and came into force on Sept 16. The decision was issued taking into consideration the humanitarian factor and allow wife and children to spend more time with husband/father which will also have a positive impact on the local market.
Local reports said that any expatriate who had applied for a visit visa and was granted one month can submit a new application and get the new visit visa for three months. There is no change in duration of the rest of the visit visas.
The Embassy of India, Kuwait will be closed on Thursday, 20th September, 2018 on account of Muharram 2018. Earlier it was announced that the holiday will be on Friday. However the embassy informed that Thursday will be the holiday.
Muḥarram (Arabic: مُحَرَّم muḥarram) is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. It is held to be the second holiest month, after Ramadan . Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.
The tenth day of Muharram is known as the Day of Ashura, part of the Mourning of Muharram for Shia Muslims and a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims. The practice of fasting during Ashura stems from the hadith that Musa (Moses) and his people obtained a victory over the Egyptian Pharaoh on the 10th day of Muharram; accordingly Muhammad asked Muslims to fast on this day and on the day prior, the …
Wish you all, very happy Islamic new year 1440. The 1st of Muharram will be on 11th September 2018.
As India celebrates its Independence Day today and marks 72 years since the achievement of its hard-fought nationhood, IndianInQ8.com takes this opportunity to wish all its readers "Happy Independence Day".IndianInQ8.com Wishes Happy Independence Day!Indian Embassy website and email addresses have changed
The Indian Embassy in Kuwait have changed their website and e-mail addresses to the new '.gov.in web domain'.
The new website address for Indian Embassy in Kuwait is www.indembkwt.gov.in
All the e-mail addresses of Indian Embassy in Kuwait have also changed to this new domain. The new e-mail address of each Department have been updated on the Embassy's website.
All types of visit visas are valid for only one month instead of three months.
However the Assistant Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Faisal Al-Nawaf yesterday issued another directives to the directors of all departments of Residency Affairs for the renewal of visit visas for expatriates who enter the country on various types of visit visas, for a maximum of two weeks under any humanitarian and medical reasons. They have to pay the relevant fees for the renewal.
Major General Sheikh Faisal told about strict instructions from the Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior ret. Lieutenant General Khalid Al-Jarrah and the Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Essam Al-Naham to apply the law on everyone without exception and to iron out the obstacles facing visitors to all Residency Affairs departments.
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