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International students opting to quit studies and switch to work visa, say reports: And it is legal to do so in UK

LONDON Dec 8: An increased number of international students in the UK are now quitting studies and switching to work visa before graduating from university, say reports. As per new immigration rules, applicants no longer need to hold a degree level qualification to apply for the skilled worker visa.
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Contact local council for emergency accommodation if you are homeless during severe weather conditions in UK

LONDON Dec 7: The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has activated the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for the first time this winter to protect homeless people as temperatures are forecast to fall below 0°C tonight.

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IndiGo’s 32 new connecting flights between India and Europe may enhance affordability for travel to Europe

NEW DELHI Dec 7: India’s biggest carrier IndiGo has announced 32 new connecting flights to Europe through its codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines.

As part of its codesharing pact with the Turkish Airlines, it has introduced 32 connecting flights to Manchester and Biringham in the UK

European routes via Turkey include Milan, Rome and Venice in Italy

The new codeshare flight routes are effective December 7.

“We are pleased to add more capacity between India and Europe given the high demand for international travel. We will continue to strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on time performance, courteous and hasslefree service”, IndiGo said.

Last month, IndiGo had launched flight services to Portugal and Switzerland via Istanbul under its codeshare partnership with Turkish Airlines.

Codesharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence.

The airline said that the new flights are designed to cater to travellers who are constantly on the lookout for new and affordable flying options to access destinations which help in building businesses and are known for their tourist attractions.

The introduction of these flights will further bolster the international connectivity, it added.

Vinay Malhotra, Head of Global Sales, IndiGo said, “We are extremely pleased to add more capacity between India and Europe during this holiday season, given the high demand for international travel. These flights will cater to travellers exploring Italy and UK, with one stop connections to Milan, Manchester, Birmingham, Rome, and Venice via Istanbul. These new routes will not only strengthen international connectivity but also enhance affordability for travel to Europe. We will continue to strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service.”

80-year-old Croydon Malayalee woman returns after held up in Kerala for 6 months: Beware of this Right of Abode rule

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Dec 5: On 7th November, we published a news report on the plight of an elderly Malayalee woman stranded in Kerala titled “Right of Abode stamp in expired Passport: Elderly UK Malayalee woman from Croydon held up in Kerala for 6 months“. Radhamany Amma, an octogenarian from Surrey, was sadly caught up in a series of events that resulted in her being held up in Kerala for over 6 months.
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Actress and producer Priyanka Chopra among four Indians in BBC’s ‘100 Women’ list of influential figures of the year

LONDON Dec 6: Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas, aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla, Booker-winning author Geetanjali Shree and social worker Sneha Jawale are the four Indians on the BBC’s ‘100 Women’ list of influential figures of the year.
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Indian actress Deepika Padukone to unveil FIFA World Cup trophy during Final in Qatar on December 18, says report

QATAR Dec 6: Deepika Padukone will unveil the FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar later this month, according to reports. The trophy will be unveiled before the World Cup final on December 18.
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India reinstates e-visa option for British nationals: Website is ready to taken applications from UK (Details)

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LONDON Dec 5: India government has reinstated eVisas for entry to the country after halting them last year and demanding all applications for UK nationals be made in person. The website is now ready to taken applications from UK nationals.
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Keralite student attending University of Chester found dead in mysterious circumstances at his residence in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL Dec 4: A Keralite student who has been attending studies at the University of Chester, is reported to be found dead in mysterious circumstances at his residence in Rock Ferry in Birkenhead which comes under Wirral Council.
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Kerala Chief Minister and delegation’s London trip cost £43,000 to Indian High Commission: Here is RTI statement

File picture of Kerala Chief Minister’s team with the Indian High Commission officials during their visit to London in October

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LONDON Dec 3: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his delegation spent around Rs 43 lakh (around £43,000) during their trip to London from October 9 to 11, according to a Right to Information reply received by a Kochi native S Dhanarajan from the Indian High Commission in London. According to the reply the money was spent on travel, hotel accommodation and food in London.
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Lost Biometric Residence Permit (BRP Card): Here is what you should do if you are inside or outside of UK

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LONDON Nov 30: A Biometric Residence Permit ( BRP ) in the UK is used to confirm your: identity; right to study; right to any public services or benefits you’re entitled to. A BRP card holds a customer’s biographic details (name, date and place of birth) and biometric information (facial image and fingerprints), and shows their immigration status and entitlements while they remain in the UK.
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