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Keralite in US wins Los Angeles City Council election

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Nov 24: Nithya V Raman (35), a Thiruvananthapuram native and a resident of Boston in the US, has won from District 4 City Council. Nithya won after defeating David Ryu, who was Council representative for 17 years.
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Indian street dog that lost its front legs after being run over by train finds new home in Britain

FARIDABAD Nov 17: An Indian street dog that lost its front legs after being run over by a train has found a new home in Britain after enduring a year of therapy and learning to walk again with prosthetic limbs.

The three-year-old mutt was found “covered in blood” and her forelegs badly injured by a Railway Protection Force constable in Haryana’s Faridabad last October, People for Animals India president, Ravi Dubey, said.

The officer carried the wounded canine — now named Rocky — to one of PFA’s shelters, where she was rushed to a hospital.

“It is almost impossible to save such a badly injured dog,” veterinarian Mahesh Verma said in a video shared by the shelter.

“There was a lot of bleeding… we arranged a healthy dog and transfused blood.”

Doctors had to amputate her forelegs, leaving her with stumps. Her back legs were also badly injured.

But the mutt — although not named Rocky after the iconic movie character — nevertheless battled as hard as the underdog pugilist to recover.

“She made it,” Mr Dubey said. “She’s a fighter.”

As Rocky recovered — learning to use her chin for balance — the rescue organisation released a video about her plight which went viral on social media, attracting the attention of the global dog rescue group Wild at Heart Foundation.

They pledged to find her a home, while an Indian national living in London paid for her new legs.

In July Rocky took her first steps on her new limbs, made by a leading doctor in Jaipur.

Rocky will board a plane early Wednesday in New Delhi and head to London, where she will eventually settle down with an adopter, Mr Dubey said.

“Rocky is a very brave dog — even after going through trauma and losing both her legs, she’s displayed incredible resilience, strength and spirit to live,” he said.

“Now she’s ready to fly to her forever home.”

An estimated 30 million stray dogs roam India’s streets, with the mixed breeds often shunned in favour of pedigree pooches that confer societal status.

“In India, pets are often abandoned and abused. We are very happy that Rocky will have a safe and open space,” said Dubey.

Oxford Covid vaccine produces immune response in both young and old adults: AstraZeneca

LONDON October 27: One of the world’s leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces an immune response in both young and old adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus.
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Boris Johnson ‘plans to resign’ in six months because he can’t live on £150k salary

LONDON October 20: According to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, Tory MPs are gearing up for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step down, after privately complaining about the salary of £150,402, which is reportedly not enough for him to live on.
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Three of UK’s biggest universities move to online learning due to coronavirus outbreaks

MANCHESTER Oct 7: Three of the country’s largest universities have shifted to online classes due to coronavirus outbreaks, dealing a blow to the restart of the education sector.
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Law firms face big increases in professional indemnity insurance

LONDON Oct 5: Economic downturn has forced insurers to restrict the amount of cover they will sell to lawyers. Professional indemnity policies are in place to cover the cost of claims made against solicitors for mistakes or negligence in their work. Due to the likelihood of a spike in claims, most firms had to accept an increment of 20-30% in their insurance costs.
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Prince Harry and wife Meghan calls for end to “structural racism” in UK

LONDON Oct 2: Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have called for an end to “structural racism”, saying it holds back young people of colour, in their latest foray into politically sensitive issues usually avoided by the British royal family.
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40 UK universities report Covid-19 cases

LONDON September 30: At least 40 universities across the UK have reported coronavirus cases, resulting in thousands of students self-isolating as the new term begins, it was reported on Tuesday.
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Kerala man gets Life Term for joining ISIS in 2015

KOCHI Sept 28: A court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to a man who was convicted for intentionally and knowingly joining ISIS and later proceeding to Iraq to further the activities of the dreaded terror group.
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