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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: CEO of Livestock Transportation Company aka Al- Mawashi Engr Osama Boodai says the new slaughterhouse in Kuwait City is ready to offer animal sacrifice services for this year, reports Al-Anba daily.

 He revealed that operations in the new slaughterhouse will begin after Eid Al- Adha prayer. Boodai explained that the capacity of the new slaughterhouse is bigger than all the slaughterhouses in Kuwait.

It has the capacity is to slaughter 18,000 sheep per day, or in other words, 900 sheep per hour. It takes the slaughterhouse 15 minutes to slaughter, cut and pack a sheep.

The customers will receive their animal sacrifice based on the token number they receive, and they will have the facility to wait in a comfortable waiting hall. Services such as meals and drinks are available, and there is also a parking lot with the capacity to hold 400 cars. Boodai affirmed that the new slaughterhouse meets the environmental conditions by 100 percent.

He reiterated that the slaughterhouse also offers services of slaughtering, cutting and packing of calves and camels, but the service will be after 12 noon on the first day of Eid Al-Adha in order to control any congestion.

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: Secretary General of Kuwait Banking Association Dr Hamad Al-Hassawi has announced that banks will be closed starting from Saturday – Day of Arafat Standing, followed by the official Eid Al-Adha holidays from Sunday to Tuesday (Aug 11-13), reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Hassawi said banks will resume work on Wednesday (Aug 14) as per the circular issued by the Central Bank of Kuwait regarding the upcoming holidays.

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‘Firms must provide suitable housing for workers’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: The Director General of the Kuwait Municipality, Engr Ahmed Al-Manfouhi, explained the procedures and steps currently being taken in cooperation with other government agencies to evacuate the singles from the private and typical housing areas, reports Al- Rai daily.

The daily revealed yesterday the readiness of the Municipality to provide major projects for the construction of temporary housing. “The government has mandated the Public Authority for Civil Information to take the appropriate measures to prevent the issuance of civil IDs to ‘bachelors’ if the address falls within the areas of private and model housing,”

Al-Manfouhi said during a video presentation to the Ministerial Committee. He pointed to the existence of previous government recommendations to allocate the land necessary for the establishment of temporary housing for the workers of companies, in coordination with the Public Authority for Industry.

He added the Council of Ministers has tasked the Public Authority for Manpower in coordination with all government agencies to allowing contracting companies on government projects to provide suitable housing for workers, within the area allocated for the project, until the completion of labor cities.

“The low-income working class in the country constitutes a large proportion of the society which has led to the emergence of unorganized and unhealthy housing communities and the transformation of residential areas into areas that are not favored by families,” Al-Manfouhi said. He pointed out that the problem of housing singles in the midst of residential neighborhoods is like a ticking time bomb and stressed the Municipality must address this phenomenon by finding an alternatives and building housing for workers.

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: An Indian expatriate committed suicide by stabbing himself inside his flat in Salmiya area, says Al-Seyassah.


According to security sources, when the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received information about the incident, securitymen and paramedics rushed to the scene.

They discovered that the expatriate killed himself using a knife. The corpse referred to the Forensics Department, and security authorities started their investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.

Meanwhile, the remains of a young Kuwaiti who drowned in the swimming pool of a farmhouse in Kabad have been referred to Forensics, reports Al-Rai daily.

As soon as the Operations Room of the Interior Ministry received a report on the incident, police and paramedics rushed to spot but could do nothing to save the man’s life. The concerned authorities are in the process of identifying the circumstances that led to the drowning of the young man.

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Possibility of stealing data of card


KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: After Public Authority for Telecommunications and Information Technology blocked programs that reveal caller IDs , some websites have emerged to claim its alleged ability to disclose the photographs and personal information of individuals such as address, social status and date of birth, which is a violation of privacy, reports Al-Qabas daily.

These websites post advertisements only on the Internet and allow the possibility of searching for individuals either by name, e-mail address, or phone number. Social media is used to find users’ data and their photographs to offer to those willing to pay for such information. One of such websites gives one-day free service to its users.

The cost of obtaining personal information such as address and mobile number is about 300 fils, or about KD 6 monthly. Some experts have warned about the possibility of stealing data of bank card by these websites at the time of payment. An expert in information technology and cybercrimes Raed Al-Roumi said some social media websites sell users’ date to companies.

He affirmed that preserving the secrecy of information in the era of smart phones have become difficult because the applications used currently have the ability to access cameras and phone numbers.

Source: Arab Times

Kuwait, Aug 2: (KUNA) Many passengers using buses to commute in the country to suffer from a number of bus stops that lack proper seating, adequate shades and other basic elements. As a result large number of expats think twice before using buses, despite strong campaigns to encourage expats to use public services and ease traffic jams

Kuwait’s martyrs

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 3, (KUNA): Acting Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah assured on Thursday the importance of inspiring lessons from the sacrifices made by the martyrs of Kuwait during the Iraqi invasion.

This came on the sidelines of a special event held in 360 Mall on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion to Kuwait. During the event, a short documentary was shown, telling the stories of the sacrifices made by Kuwaiti women during the period of the Iraqi invasion as well as the subsequent seventh months’ occupation of the country.

The acting minister praised the content of the film, calling on everyone to participate and attend such events held on this occasion. For her part, undersecretary of the Amiri Diwan, Director General of Martyr Office Fatima Al- Amir said in a similar statement, the purpose of these events is to convey messages of appreciation to our martyrs in order to commemorate them.

The Martyr’s Office has set up a children’s pavilion within its activities this year in order to familiarize them with the events that took place during the invasion period and the contribution of the people of Kuwait to inculcate national values in them, said clarified. The event included the holding photography exhibition of martyrs, as well as a short documentary film about the martyrdom of Kuwait to commemorate the heroines who were killed during, and after the invasion, and prisoners whose remains have not been identified until today.


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