Kuwait

  • Freed Kuwait opposition leader vows protests to continue July 8, 2014

    Kuwait City: Prominent Kuwait opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak sent a defiant message to the government hours after he was released from jail saying protests will continue in the oil-rich Gulf state. "Putting us in jail will only strengthen our determination," Barrak told an opposition rally on Monday night near the...
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corp keen to buy stake in ONGC petchem projects January 14, 2014

    Kuwait Petroleum Corp has shown interest in buying 26 per cent stake in ONGC's Rs 21,396 crore petrochemical plant at Dahej, Gujarat, as well as the state-owned firm's Rs 5,750 crore chemical plant at Mangalore. "Kuwait is keen on taking a stake in the petrochemical plants of ONGC... They have envisaged...
  • Kuwait, India discuss energy, investments and labour laws November 8, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Friday, held extensive talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on issues including cooperation in energy and investments as well as labour laws after which the two sides inked five pacts. The agreements, signed after the talks between the two leaders, who were...
  • AFC Cup: East Bengal's final hopes dashed after 0-3 defeat October 22, 2013

    Kolkata: East Bengal's hopes of scripting history by becoming the first Indian football club to enter the AFC Cup final were dashed by a far more superior Kuwait Sports Club who won the second leg semi-final 3-0 on Tuesday. The scorers for Kuwait SC were Rogerio Coutinho (42nd minute), Hadi Khamees...
  • History beckons East Bengal as they face Kuwait SC in AFC Cup semis October 21, 2013

    Kolkata: East Bengal will play their biggest and toughest match to date on home turf when they face defending champions Kuwait SC in the AFC Cup return leg semi-final at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday. Having lost their first leg semi-final to Kuwait SC 4-2 in Kuwait City, the...
  • AFC Cup: Kuwait SC beat East Bengal 4-2 in first-leg clash October 2, 2013

    Kuwait City: Despite an improved performance in the second half, East Bengal lost to Kuwait SC 4-2 in their first leg of semi-final clash of the AFC Cup on Tuesday. Things looked extremely bleak for East Bengal when their opponents scored one goal after another to go 4-0 ahead. But the...
  • History-chasing East Bengal take on Kuwait SC in AFC Cup September 30, 2013

    Seeking to become the first Indian football club to qualify for the AFC Cup final, the unbeaten East Bengal are all set for their toughest assignment so far when they take on defending champions Kuwait SC in the first-leg semi-finals on Tuesday. East Bengal are the only unbeaten team among the...
  • East Bengal complain to AFC against Kuwait SC September 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the shabby treatment meted out to their players, including late arrival of visas of three key players for the AFC Cup away semi-finals against Kuwait SC, East Bengal has made a formal complaint to Asian Football Confederation against the Kuwaiti side, saying that it has impacted...
  • US extends closure of 19 diplomatic posts in Middle East August 5, 2013

    Washington: The US has announced to extend closure of its 19 diplomatic posts till August 10, while nine of its embassies and consulates which were closed, will resume normal operations on Monday. "Given that a number of our embassies and consulates were going to be closed in accordance with local custom...
  • SpiceJet shares surge; airline denies report of Kuwait interest July 15, 2013

    Mumbai: SpiceJet shares surge 8.1 per cent even after the airline denies a news report from vccircle.com that Kuwait Airways was looking to pick up a nearly 25 per cent stake in the budget airline. "The news report suggesting that a stake sale in SpiceJet is being considered to induct Kuwait...
  • Execution of two Indians put on hold in Kuwait June 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The execution of two Indians - who were convicted in Kuwait for murdering a Sri Lankan - was put on hold just 48 hours before they were to be executed on June 18, following the intervention of the Indian mission, an official statement said here on Wednesday. The execution...
  • Kuwait court dissolves Parliament, orders new elections June 17, 2013

    Kuwait: Kuwait's top court on Sunday ordered the dissolution of parliament and called for fresh elections, officials in the US-allied Gulf Arab said. The Constitutional Court made its ruling after throwing out an opposition challenge to changes to the electoral system decreed by the emir, hereditary ruler of the oil-exporting country,...
  • Kerala minister to visit Saudi, Kuwait to help Indians June 3, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Minister for Diaspora KC Joseph will visit Saudi Arabia and Kuwait this week to monitor arrangements for the smooth transfer of Keralites who have to leave these countries due to their new labour laws. An official at the minister's office told IANS that Joseph will be in Saudi Arabia...
  • India, Kuwait hold talks on boosting economic ties March 12, 2013

    New Delhi: India and Kuwait on Monday discussed opportunities for Kuwaiti investment in refineries in India and also matters relating to the welfare of the large Indian diaspora in Kuwait. The talks were held between External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and visiting Kuwaiti Minister of Amiri Dewan Affairs' Sheikh Nasser Sabah...
  • Ghosh, Shamini to lead Indian TT teams in Kuwait February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Reigning national champions Soumyajit Ghosh and K Shamini will lead the 12-member men's and women's Indian team respectively for the IITF World Tour Kuwait Open starting on Thursday. The same team will later participate at the Qatar Open to be held at Doha from February 20 to 24. India's...
  • UN chief urges end to war in Syria January 30, 2013

    Kuwait: Denouncing "unrelenting horrors" in Syria's war, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed on Wednesday for an end to the violence and more aid to address a situation he said was catastrophic and worsening by the day. "How many more people will be killed if the current situation continues?" Ban said,...
  • Chennai: Kuwait-bound flight makes emergency landing January 9, 2013

    Chennai: A Kuwait-bound flight with 216 passengers onboard made an emergency landing in Chennai after it developed a technical malfunction in mid-air, airport sources said on Wednesday. Kuwait Airways KU-344 took off from Chennai around 6:30 am and landed after 45 minutes due to the malfunction, they said. ...
  • Kuwaiti gets 2 years for insulting emir on Twitter January 6, 2013

    Kuwait: A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following the case said, as the Gulf Arab state cracks down on criticism of the authorities on social media. According to the verdict on Sunday, published by online newspaper Alaan,...
  • Administrators to blame for boxing body ban: Gaurav Kalra December 11, 2012

    The International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) has provisionally suspended the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF). Where does that put our boxers? CNN-IBN's sports editor Gaurav Kalra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. What will be the impact of the ban on Indian Amateur Boxing Federation on the...
  • India votes against resolution banning death penalty November 21, 2012

    United Nations: India was among the 39 countries that voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution which called for abolishing the death penalty, saying every nation had the "sovereign right" to determine its own legal system. The non-binding resolution called for a moratorium on executions with a view to...
  • Kuwait: Hundreds of Indians held for visa violation September 23, 2012

    Dubai: Indians are among more then 2,100 people apprehended in Kuwait during raids on visa violators and those involved in crimes like theft, an official at the Indian embassy in Kuwait has said. Though the exact number of Indians taken into custody is not clear, the official said that the Indian...
  • Kuwait given go-ahead for London Olympics July 15, 2012

    London: Kuwait will be allowed to raise its national flag and play its anthem during the Olympic Games in London, the International Olympic Committee said on Saturday after resolving a dispute with the Gulf state over its participation. The IOC suspended Kuwait in 2010, saying there was evidence of political interference...
  • Man gets 10 years in jail for Twitter 'insults' June 5, 2012

    Kuwait: A defence lawyer in Kuwait says a court has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for Twitter posts deemed insulting to Islam and to the rulers of Gulf allies Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The case appears to reflect a growing conservative influence in Kuwait. The lawyer, Khaled...
  • Gagan wins silver in Kuwait Shooting Grand Prix March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: India's ace shooter Gagan Narang bagged his second silver medal, this time in the men's 50m rifle three position at the Amir of Kuwait International Shooting Grand Prix on Saturday. According to reports, Narang shot a total of 1165 (prone 395, standing 385, kneeling 385) along with the prize...
  • Google doodles Kuwait Independence Day February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Google has put up a doodle on its Kuwaiti home page to commemorate Kuwait's 51st Independence Day. Kuwait was a British protectorate from 1899 until 25 February 1961. The Google doodle for Kuwait Independence Day is inspired by the emblem of Kuwait which was adopted after the independence of the...
  • Kuwait lifts 5-month ban on commercial visit visa February 7, 2012

    Dubai: Kuwait, which has large number of expatriates from India, has lifted a five-month ban on transferring commercial visit visas to work permits. The ban had been imposed to regulate the influx of unskilled labourers into the country, thereby maintaining demographic balance, the country's Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour...
  • Bharti, RIL end talks on insurance JVs deal November 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries has mutually agreed to end negotiations with Bharti Enterprises to buy its stakes in two insurance joint ventures with France's AXA, the two companies said on Friday. Reliance said the negotiations to acquire Bharti's 74 per cent stakes in the life insurance and general insurance joint ventures were...
  • 'Foreign airlines can erode Indian airlines' share' November 19, 2011

    Saroj Datta Age: 75 Career: He has been with the Jet Airways group since 1991. Prior to that was with Kuwait Airways and Air India Interests: Listening to Hindustani classical music, jazz, reading crime fiction and translations of Bengali classics Q You has spent two decades building India's largest airline. What were the turning...
  • Goa: Tyres of AI flight burst while landing September 6, 2011

    Goa: The passengers of an Air India flight had a close shave on Tuesday when two tyres of the flight from Kuwait burst as it was landing at the Goa airport on Tuesday. The flight had 105 passengers on board and all of them were safe. The flight is still standing...