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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.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine antibody levels may decline after 2-3 months: Lancet study

LONDON July 28: Total antibody levels start to wane six weeks after complete immunisation with Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines and can reduce by more than 50 per cent over 10 weeks, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.
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Graduates from top global universities will be allowed to work and settle in UK without job offer

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 27: Graduates from ‘top global universities’ will no longer need a job offer in order to secure a visa to work in the UK, under a government plan to boost innovation.
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UK govt asks people to get healthier after Covid lockdown: NHS to run TV ads and offer recipe ideas

LONDON July 26: The UK government is encouraging people to eat healthier and become more active after waistlines expanded for many during extended coronavirus lockdowns.
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UK to review ‘red list’ travel ban as India briefs officials on Covid-19 situation

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla arrived in the UK for a two-day visit on Friday to take stock of the Roadmap 2030 towards closer UK-India ties

LONDON July 25: The UK Foreign Office officials have been briefed on the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in India, where many big cities are practically COVID-free, and encouraged to consider a review of the travel ban on visitors from India, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Saturday.
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Public Health England warns of increased risk of Covid reinfection with Delta Variant

London July 23: UK health officials on Friday issued a warning of an increased risk of catching the Delta variant even if someone has had COVID-19 before and urged caution as further investigations remain ongoing.
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Hotel quarantine may be increased to £2,250 to stop people doing unnecessary travel to red list country India

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LONDON July 22: Travellers returning from red list destinations, which includes India, face having to pay an extra £500 to pay for their quarantine hotel stay. Under plans reportedly being considered, the price could increase to more than £2,250 in a bid to stop people making ‘unnecessary trips’ to high-risk countries, The Telegraph reported.
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US eases travel advisory for India and issues ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory to UK due to increasing Covid cases

WASHINGTON July 20: The United States has improved the travel advisory for India, lowering it from the highest Level 4, which means no travel, to Level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider travel.
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