By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Nov 27: If leadership is the ability to lead the thoughts of many people in the same direction and to bring them into harmony, then two outstanding individuals are Fr Davis Chiramel, who devoted his life to the great path of organ donation and Collector of Ernakulam Suhas IAS.
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By A Staff Reporter
LONDON Nov 27: With the opening of the Sabarimala temple for the annual Mandala-Makaravilakku pilgrim season in Kerala, devotees of Lord Ayyappa have begun daily bhajans all over the world during this auspicious period.
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By Sajish Tom
LONDON Nov 27: British MPs from various parties have come out to demand “automatic permanent residency” for health workers who fought alongside the country under the Covid-19 threat.
The petition, signed by 37 MPs from various parties, including the country’s main opposition Labour Party, has been submitted to Secretary of State for Parliamentary Affairs Jacob Reece Mog. It is also noteworthy that none of the ruling Conservative Party MPs signed the petition.
This is a promising move for health workers, including Malayalee nurses who have immigrated to the UK over the past five years. The UK Malayalee community is also looking at this in recognition of the efforts made by UUKMA over the past few months at the national level in protest of the British Government ‘s decision to neglect the nursing sector workers from the pay hike of public sector employees.
The campaign, led by UUKMA, was appreciated by MP and British Chancellor Rishi Sunak from Richmond, North Yorkshire.
The Boris Johnson government, which has announced revised pay for more than nine million other public sector workers, has launched a direct petition to members of the UUKMA British Parliament as part of its efforts to draw the attention of Parliament to the neglect of the one million nursing workers who fought for their lives in the Covid – 19 struggle.
In addition to effectively intervening in the issue of pay rises, immediate relief in visa rules should be granted to help thousands of nurses who arrived in the UK during the Kovid period bring their families and parents to the UK.
The UUKMA National Committee’s main demand at the time was to return the NHS surcharge levied on health workers and their families from 2015 and to convert the existing work permit into an “automatic permanent residency” in recognition of the Kovid struggle of the new generation of nursing staff.
The campaign, led by UUKMA, was attended by Malayalee health workers, including nurses from 480 different constituencies. UUKMA is credited with being able to petition 480 out of the total 650 MPs in the UK by those living in their respective constituencies.
UUKMA National President Manoj Pillai, General Secretary Alex Varghese and Campaign Manager Eby Sebastian thanked all those who contributed to this. It is with the co-operation of UUKMA’s National Officers, Regional Officers, Nurses Forum Leaders, other Organization Officers and Member Association Officers that so many MPs have been able to submit petitions to their voters through their Malayalee health workers.
NEW DELHI Nov 25: Malayalam feature ‘Jallikattu’, directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, has been selected as India’s official entry for the International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards, the Film Federation of India (FFI) announced on Wednesday.
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Meet Keralite in UK whose translation of S Hareesh’s book “Moustache” secured the prestigious JCB Prize for Literature
LONDON Nov 24: Jayasree Kalathil has been in the UK for almost two decades working as a researcher, writer and translator. Keralite community would have read so much about Jayasree in the literary world but many wouldn’t have known her as a Keralite living in London. Jayasree was again in the spotlight when the JCB Prize for Literature 2020, India’s most valuable literature prize, was announced this month.
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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM November 22: A controversial move in Kerala to enable arrests for content or social media posts deemed “offensive” has been put on hold after a severe backlash. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said today that the amendment to the Kerala Police Act “will not be implemented”.
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LONDON Nov 22: Britons could be given special ‘freedom passes’ if they test negative for coronavirus twice a week, Evening Standard. Passholders would have to show that they have been regularly tested with an electronic form, it has been reported.
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LONDON Nov 22: Everyone in the UK ‘could be vaccinated by April’ according to leaked documents. Leaked NHS documents, seen by the Health Service Journal (HSJ), suggest that mass vaccination could begin before the end of January if supplies can be secured.
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Premier League Club Sheffield United take over Kozhikode-based club and rebrands it as Kerala United FC
KOZHIKODE Nov 22: English Premier League Club Sheffield United have taken over Kozhikode-based I-League Second Division side Calicut Quartz and rebranded it as Kerala United FC.
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WASHINGTON Nov 22: An Indian-American doctor and scientist has discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening inflammation, lung damage and organ failure in patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
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