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Ministers abandon plans to add new “amber watchlist”: Review meeting to be held on Thursday

LONDON Aug 3: Ministers have abandoned plans to add a new “amber watchlist” category to the UK’s Covid travel rules, after Boris Johnson said the traffic light system should stay “as simple as possible”.
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India may be added to Amber list during travel review this week with no quarantine for those vaccinated

LONDON Aug 2: There are hopes India could be added to the amber list during the UK government travel review likely to take place on Wednesday 4 or Thursday 5 August. Being on the amber list means fully vaccinated travellers returning to the UK do not have to self-isolate for 10 days.
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Keralite schoolgirl in UK to jump out of plane at 15,000 feet to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Aug 1: Olivia Mathew, a Keralite schoolgirl from Liverpool wanted to do something special for her 17th birthday, and this is what she has signed up to – literally pushing herself out of her comfort zone.
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Keralite schoolgirl in UK to jump out of plane at 15,000 feet to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Aug 1: Olivia Mathew, a Keralite schoolgirl from Liverpool wanted to do something special for her 17th birthday, and this is what she has signed up to – literally pushing herself out of her comfort zone.
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MAUK Onam celebrations on Sept 4 in Ilford: Dancers invited to be part of Thiruvathira team

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Aug 1: Malayalee Association of UK (MAUK) will host its Onam celebrations this year on Saturday 4th September 2021 at the Ford Social Club in Ilford.
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KCWA Trust Onam sadhya on August 28 at Community Centre in Croydon

By A Staff Reporter

CROYDON Aug 1: KCWA Trust, based in Croydon will celebrate Onam this year with a Onam sadhya on Saturday 28th August from 12 noon at the Community Centre 505 London Road CR7 6AR.
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World Malayalee Council to host online talk about Financial Freedom on August 6

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 30: World Malayalee Council’s UK province will host a talk about Financial Freedom on 6th August 2021.
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OCI online portal activated for uploading new passport, photo and details: Click to Read New Procedures

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 30: The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) online portal has been updated with features for OCI services to be accessed online. OCI cardholder is required to upload Online a copy of the new passport and a latest photo each time a new passport is issued upto 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age. Necessary changes to upload documents in the OCI portal to facilitate the services has been done.
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OCI online portal activated for uploading new passport, photo and details: Click to Read New Procedures

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 30: The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) online portal has been updated with features for OCI services to be accessed online. OCI cardholder is required to upload Online a copy of the new passport and a latest photo each time a new passport is issued upto 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age. Necessary changes to upload documents in the OCI portal to facilitate the services has been done.
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Politicians and medics pay tribute to respected GP and ‘fearless defender’ of NHS Dr Kailash Chand

MANCHESTER July 29: Prof Kailash Chand, who was renowned for his longstanding service to the NHS, for which he received an OBE, as well as his outspoken criticism of government NHS policy including the recent lifting of Covid restrictions passed away suddenly on Monday 26th July in Greater Manchester where he lived.

His son, Dr Aseem Malhotra, shared the news on Twitter that he had suffered a cardiac arrest at home.


Hundreds of tributes have already poured in for Dr Chand.

The British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) said Dr Chand had been a ‘pillar’ of the health service.

The BMA tweeted after his death: “Vice President, former deputy council chair, GPC member and staunch defender of the NHS, his was a life of service to his patients and fellow doctors and all at the BMA will miss him deeply.”

Dr Chand, who died aged 73, moved to England from India in 1978, and went onto dedicate his life to one of service to the NHS.

As well as routinely contributing to various forms of media, he had been named an honorary vice president of the BMA, of which he also sat as deputy chair of the council. He was also awarded an OBE for his service. He was a vocal defender of a public and sufficiently funded NHS, who would always do all he could to provide morale to the workforce, including during the current Covid pandemic.

Among the many fellow GPs, organisational bodies, political leaders and members of the local community offering their condolences were former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who shared his ‘sadness’ at the loss of the ‘true socialist who always defended our NHS’, and thanked him for ‘a wonderful life of care’.

Confirming the news also was Jeremy Corbyn MP of Islington North: “So sad at the death of Dr Kailash Chand a true socialist who always defended our NHS. In his memory stop privatisation and create a National Care Service. RIP and thank you for a wonderful life of care.”

Former shadow Chancellor John McDonnell summed him up as a ‘courageous voice speaking out to expose the impact of poverty and inequality on people’s health’.

Further tributes heralded him as an ‘icon’, ‘a pillar of our society’, an ‘immense worth to humanity’ and ‘a visionary’.

Dr Chand is survived by his cardiologist son Dr Malhotra. His beloved wife Dr Anisha Malhotra, also a GP, died in November 2018.