KUWAIT: First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Defense Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah directed today, Wednesday, to activate a decision on Council of Ministers No. (78) of 2015 ending the immediate procedures for all vehicles imported from abroad at the Nuwaiseeb port at the present time before entering Kuwait from next Sunday.
First Deputy Prime Minister and acting Minister of Interior and Defense Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled The General Department of Relations and Security Media at the Ministry of Interior said in a press statement that Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled ordered the implementation of the decision, in cooperation between the Ministry of Interior represented by the General Department of Traffic Authority , Ministry of Commerce and Industry, General Administration of Customs, Public Authority for Industry, Kuwait Municipality, Environment Public Authority and Ministry of Communications at the same time. The statement added that the decision will be implemented at the Salmi port and Shuwaikh port within two months and operate around the clock, in order to facilitate citizens to complete all procedures for clearance of their vehicles as quickly as possible.
KUWAIT (Agencies): Local banks are studying a proposal as part of broader protection efforts that call for the introduction of a new procedure that requires freezing any amounts transferred via “links” to the account of the beneficiary customer in theory, specifically if the bank from which the transfer is made informs him that the account is hacked, and it must be blocked until further notice, reports Al-Rai daily. Banks have recently noticed repeated complaints of account piracy via “link” messages, with values ranging from 200 to 2,000 dinars, as these fraud messages usually contain imaginary prizes, especially through the “Apple Pay” service.
These amounts that are transferred through links from the clients account usually face mishap as the verification code gets seized resulting in the money being transferred in the hackers account that is outside Kuwait. Meanwhile, banks are betting that it is possible to reduce the losses of these frauds by stopping the movement of money, specifically the last step, which includes the transfer of funds from the inside to the outside, in light of the growing opportunities for the customer to quickly discover that he has been hacked, and to report the incident directly or through his friends who have been defrauded. , giving a wider banking space to track the movement of funds and request the receiving bank to freeze the seized amounts until the veracity of the communication is verified. The sources confirmed that freezing funds between banks requires the approval of the Central Bank of Kuwait.
KUWAIT: Rain probability is expected to decrease by Monday afternoon with a chance of fog formation later in the evening, according to a meteorologist. While the chances of rain will decrease, foggy conditions are expected to start in the evening through Tuesday morning which will lead to low or no visibility in some areas, said Abdulaziz Al- Qarawi to KUNA.
Low pressure accompanied by warm moist air brought 20.47 mm of rain in Jal Al Liya, 15.27 mm in Al-Sabriyah, 11.9 mm in Ahmadi Port and 9.67 mm in Abdaly, the Kuwaiti meteorologist said. Unstable weather is expected to return on Wednesday afternoon which could bring light to moderate rain while some areas may experience heavy downpours until midnight, concluded Al-Qarawi. (KUNA)
KUWAIT: A task force comprised of the Public Authority for Manpower, Residency Affairs Investigation, and Ministry of Commerce has solved the enigma of food supply sales on the black market. Over the course of two days, they tracked down street vendors who were discovered to be procuring items from violating stores in the Al-Firdous and Al-Raqi areas.
According to sources, the task force apprehended expatriate vendors of Bangladeshi and Syrian expats who had been buying goods from a Syrian expatriate, who in turn obtained them from an unspecified group of nationalities. The committee plans to distribute inspectors to supply centers and cooperative societies, as well as their branches, to dismantle the network.
Meanwhile, the capital’s emergency team raided a warehouse in a house in the Al-Hasawi area in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, which was being used by a Bengali gang to stockpile large quantities of subsidized supplies, reports Al Rai. The campaign led to the seizure of subsidized supplies, including rice, sugar, and milk, which were being packaged in bags belonging to food companies and sold to customers.
Head of the capital’s emergency team, Hamed Al-Dhafiri, expressed his concern about the large quantities of subsidized food items being monitored for illegal sale. He emphasized that such violations are punishable by law and that individuals who give or sell rations with a ration card will have their card suspended and blocked.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Commerce will impose penalties, and the General Administration of Customs at land, sea, and air ports will cooperate to control any food supplies leaving the country.
KUWAIT: An operation was conducted by the General Department of Criminal Investigations, which oversees matters related to public morals and human trafficking, to inspect men’s massage parlors. During the campaign, six individuals were apprehended for engaging in activities that violate public morals. They were subsequently handed over to the appropriate authorities.
KUWAIT: Director of the State Grand Mosque Administration Ali Shaddad has confirmed the resumption of receiving worshipers during Qiyam prayer throughout the Ramadan nights after the three-year suspension due to renovation and maintenance works,” reports Al-Qabas daily. In a statement to the daily, Shaddad revealed the mosque’s facilities have been completed and it is now ready to receive approximately 45,000 worshipers.
He said 21 government agencies will coordinate their efforts in organizing the entry and exit of worshipers, in addition to providing them with various services and removing obstacles. He revealed that nine reciters are in charge of Qiyam prayers, indicating seven Kuwaiti reciters were appointed this year. He said a team was formed for the televised broadcast of the prayers. He added Taraweeh prayers will be held in the premises of the Grand Mosque; which could accommodate about 8,000 worshippers.
KUWAIT: Under the auspices of the chairwoman of the Kuwaiti Foundation for Disabled Children, Sabeeka Saad Al-Jasser, an event was held by Al-Kharafi Activity Kids Center on Wednesday at Grand Hyatt Hotel — 360 Mall. The event honored mothers of disabled kids from Kuwait, GCC countries and other countries for winning Al-Kharafi Activity Kids Center’s award. The award was established on the Jan 1, 2013 and launched on March 19, 2013, to coincide with the date of Mother’s Day. The award rewards mothers who take care of differently abled kids.
The goals of this event are multiple. It sheds light on the parents of disabled people and shows their important role in our society. It also supports mothers’ role in the society and presents them as role models, encouraging and acknowledging mothers’ efforts with their differently abled kids and bringing mothers together to highlight their role in alleviating differently abled people’s suffering.
The awards were given to the winning mothers in accordance with certain standards, including the center’s nomination of the winning mother, besides that the mother has to have a son or a daughter that has disability, she has to have the quality of self-learning, her disabled kid should not be less than 10 years old, and she has to be known for participating and supporting the differently abled community.
Al-Kharafi Activity Kids Center rewarded 22 mothers at its 8th year of celebration. Kuwaiti winning mothers are: Hanaa AbdulRahman Al-Zawawi, Sawsan Taha Salman Dawoud, Jehan Khalid Al-Enzi, Ezdihar Ahmad Al-Kanderi, Mariam Nasser Al-Khuder, Nuriya Jassem Al-Shimali, Bedoor Faraj Mutabagi, Hanadi Ahmad Al-Saleh, and Eman Yousef Al-Refai.
Alongside, other winning mothers from different countries include: Adaletkarahan from Turkey, Feilina Muhammadfeisol from Malaysia, Salwa Al-Shawashi from Tunisia, Marwa Khaled Al-Kareem from Lebanon, Hussah Dakheel Al-Hamad from Qatar, Fatma Mohammad Al-Jaberi from Oman, Kifaya Mohammad Abdulqader from Jordan, Sayeda Mohammad Hassanein from Egypt, Nada Mohammad from Emirates, Faten Abdulbadea Alyafi from Saudi Arabia, Eman Abdulsaheb Ahmad from Bahrain and Shahila Malik from India.
During the event, Aisha Al-Salem, the secretary general of the award, said that the event is to welcome mothers from the Arab world and to honor them for their relentless work without expecting anything in return. She also clarified that the objective behind rewarding the winning mothers is not to favor them over other mothers, but to present them as role models and representatives of mothers’ endless compassion and kindness.
Zain Kuwait’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer Hamad Jassem Al-Musaibeh and Secretary General of the Award Aisha Al-Salem. Additionally, Al-Salem expressed her gratitude to several groups such as the volunteering youngsters and the support of different people of the society, whose continuous efforts made the annual celebration successful. She praised Zain, the strategic sponsor of the celebration, for its continuous support and prompt delivery in various services. She also commended other companies.
By Ghadeer Ghloum