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Despite highest literacy rate, Keralites keep falling prey to scams and fraudsters within the state and abroad

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Jan 15: Even though Kerala has the highest literacy rate in the country, people of the state keep falling prey to fly-by-night operators. In the past five years, Keraliites have lost over Rs 6,000 crore to fly-by-night firms.
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US issues all-time record breaking 125,000 student visas to Indians in just 2022: India is number one priority for US

WASHINGTON Jan 5: United States embassy and consulates in India have broken their record as nearly, 125,000 student visas were issued in the fiscal year 2022, state department spokesperson Ned Price said in a press conference.
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Sign petiton and support Daya Bai’s efforts to secure better healthcare facilities to Endosulfan victims

By A Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Oct 12: Over 20 years of aerial spraying of Endosulfan pesticide on cashew plantations in Kasargod district of Kerala and adjoining areas has left many with mental and physical disorders.
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Human Rights veteran Dayabhai begins hunger strike in Thiruvananthapuram for Endosulfan victims

By A Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Oct 5: On October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, Dayabhai, a lifelong human rights and social activist, opened an indefinite hunger strike in front of the Secretariat in Kerala State’s capital city, Thiruvananthapuram. Even at the age of 80, Dayabhai has no hesitation in lying on the roadside for justice and be on hunger strike for Endosulfan victims.
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iPhone 14 will be made in India, Apple announces

NEW YORK Sept 26: Apple Inc said on Monday it will manufacture its latest iPhone 14 in India, as the tech giant moves some of its production away from China.
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India lifts quarantine rules for international passengers from ‘risk countries’ from Feb 14 (Press Note)

NEW DELHI Feb 10: India government has today revised guidelines for international arrivals, removing the category of ‘at risk’ countries – introduced when the Omicron Covid variant emerged – and also recommending self-monitoring of 14 days for symptoms against the current seven days of home quarantine.
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India’s Harnaaz Sandhu wins Miss Universe 2021 (Video)

EILAT (Israel) Dec 13: Harnaaz Sandhu of India has been crowned the 70th Miss Universe, topping a field of some 80 contestants in a pageant. The previously reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, crowned her successor, a 21-year-old model, early on Monday in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat.
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WhatsApp working on new feature which can turn voice messages into text

CALIFORNIA Sept 13: WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will transcribe audio to texts.

The new feature has been spotted in the development phase. It is yet to be officially announced and has not been offered to beta testers as well.

WEBetaInfo, the platform that tracks the latest features on the instant messaging platform has spotted the new feature in the works.

With the help of this feature, WhatsApp users will be able to transcribe the audio message to text.

Air India releases flight schedule for August: Direct and return flights to Kochi from 17th Aug (Schedule)

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON Aug 7: With India being moved to Amber list of countries from Sunday 8th August, there is no more requirement for those returning from India to spend huge amount to quarantine in expensive hotels.

With schools closed in the UK and with imminent Onam celebrations being kicked of in Kerala many are making this opportunity to travel to Kerala.

Air India has issued its Schedule from 16th Aug till 1st Sept 2021 to its Travel Partners. The notification read, “We are glad to inform that apart from direct services to Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore we are starting direct flights from London Heathrow to Ahmedabad, Kochi and Amritsar from 16th Aug till 1st Sep 21”.

Speaking to this website, Sasi Nair from Neil Travels in East Ham said: “The moment news broke out that India has been moved from Red listed country to Amber calls and emails started to pour in enquiring about tickets to travel to Kerala. Direct flights are now available to Kochi via Air India”.

“Apart from Air India tickets are now made available via Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways which travels to Thiruvananthapuram and other airports”, Sasi from Neil Travels said.

Indians selling gold jewellery to make ends meet: Keralites sell 25 per cent more old gold than usual

Manappuram Finance auctioned 4.04 billion rupees of gold in three months

MUMBAI July 12: With the pandemic pushing millions into poverty or bankruptcy, many Indians are now turning to their last resort: selling their gold jewellery to make ends meet, NDTV reported.
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