LONDON July 27: The UK is set to launch its most expansive flu vaccination in September, with all over-50s in England offered the jab for the first time in order to combat a second wave of Covid-19. Continue reading “Are you 50 and above? Be prepared for vaccinations this winter to prevent from flu and Covid”
Signature campaign for award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10 per cent backdated to 1st April nearing target
LONDON July 27: A signature campaign requesting the UK government to award all nursing staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10 per cent backdated to 1st April 2020 is nearing target. As of yesterday the signatures have reached nearly 83,000. Continue reading “Signature campaign for award all Nursing Staff in the NHS a pay rise of 10 per cent backdated to 1st April nearing target”
LONDON July 14: Britain has added further detail to its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, first announced in February, including new provisions for health workers and graduates. Continue reading “Britain unveils details of post-Brexit immigration system: How many points do you need?”
London July 10: UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on Thursday reiterated his previous warnings that he would not be able to save every job and that the UK is headed towards a “significant recession” hit by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. Continue reading “Won’t Be Able To Protect Every Single Job: Rishi Sunak Warns Of Recession”
Why the Catholic Church wants me back in India? What is behind it? And WHO is behind it? And why does it pop up right now?
July 08: According to reports in the New Indian Express, the Interpol (International Criminal Police Organisation, commonly known as Interpol) has now issued issued Red Notice against Sanal Edamaruku after the Central Bureau of Investigation, the premier investigating agency of India, sought the help of the global agency to trace the 65-year-old, who is accused of swindling Rs 15 lakh from a woman after promising her to provide Finnish visa. Continue reading “Why the Catholic Church wants me back in India? What is behind it? And WHO is behind it? And why does it pop up right now?”
UK Visa Application Centre in Kochi and other selected offices to be reopened from July 6 By A Staff Reporter
NEW DELHI June 30: From 6 July UK Visas and Immigration is beginning a phased resumption of services and the following Visa Application Centres in India will be open from the same date, VFS Global website said.
VFS strongly advise all customers to purchase Courier Return of their documents, so they do not have to visit the Visa Application Centre again, after a decision is made.
If a decision has been made on your application, and you need to collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre, VFS will be contacting you to arrange this.
Guardian journalist responds after Congress leader pokes fun at KK Shailaja saying article termed her “modern dancer”
By A Staff Reporter
LONDON June 21: Laura Spinney, The Guardian correspondent who wrote an article about Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja, titled “How Kerala’s rock star health minister helped save it from Covid-19” had to come out and correct a Kerala politician who poked fun at the minister saying that she was called “modern dancer” by The Guardian.
On Friday Mullappally Ramachandran, the Congress party’s president in Kerala, was delivering a speech which was actually meant to inaugurate a day-long hunger strike by co-party member and Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala.
However, he decides to pick on Kerala health minister KK Shailaja and started calling her names such as Nipah Rajakumari (Princess of Nipah), Covid Rani (Queen of Covid), Guest Artiste, all which has now become a subject of controversy.
The Congress leader had a copy of The Guardian news article about Shailaja which was published a month ago, Mullappally said: “It says: How Kerala’s rock star health minister helped save it from Covid-19 (the headline).
What does it say? Kerala’s rockstar! You would know better. I don’t know about these modern dance forms. She’s being called a rock dancer.” For some reason, the Congress leader is convinced that ‘rockstar’ means ‘modern dancer’.
A social media user pointed this out to Laura Spinney, The Guardian correspondent who wrote the story, and the journalist responded on Twitter. “If @MullapallyR wishes to politicise the story that’s his prerogative.
When I used the term “rockstar”, I was quoting others. @shailajateacher has however been the subject of a feature film for her successful handling of another outbreak -Nipah virus: https://bit.ly/3ev7KoA,” Laura wrote.
— Laura Spinney (@lfspinney) June 20, 2020
Universities have an obligation to assist students with accommodation: Home Office informs NORKA UK representative
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While interacting with the representatives of Non-Residential Keralites from various countries through video conference, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday said that the state government will make necessary arrangements in all four airports to conduct screenings to detect COVID-19 when the expats return to Kerala.
Continue reading “Returning of expats: Kerala to make necessary arrangements in all four airports”