Yaas weakened from VSCS to cyclonic storm at 5:30 P.M: IMD (Live Updates)

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) Yaas is likely to weaken during the next six hours, IMD said. It made landfall around 8:30 A.M. today, on 26th May, about 40 km South-Southeast of Balasore, Odisha, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Around 5,76,288 people have been evacuated in Odisha so far, with 60 ODRAF […]

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Internet access delayed as Covid hits KFON

The Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON), which aims to provide quality internet at reasonable rates to the poor and free internet to BPL families, will take longer to complete due to Covid-19. Kerala: Kerala government’s ‘revolutionary’ KFON initiative, which was supposed to provide free internet to 20 lakh citizens by December 2020, has been delayed […]

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Kerala: Lockdown pushes toddy tappers into a pit of despair

Around four lakh litres of toddy is dumped every day because toddy shops are closed and there are no customers. Kerala: The Covid-19 pandemic has not only affected the business of toddy shops, but also toddy tappers. Customers have reduced due to the second wave of Covid-19 induced lockdown. Toddy tappers have been given orders by the government to […]

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Disagree to agree

Amidst students’ disapproval, CBSE’s proposal to conduct class 12 board examinations offline meets states’ desire to prioritize vaccination of teachers and students.  Sonepat: Class 12 students are against the Central Board of Secondary Education’s latest announcement of conducting offline board examinations in a shortened format in July-August 2021. In recent developments, it’s been reported today that […]

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E-ration card scheme exposes the digital divide

E-ration card programme launch has raised concerns among people having zero access to the internet or digital devices in Kerala. Kerala: Kerala’s citizen-centric initiative, e-services for ration cards, is not accessible to people who need it the most. It shows the divide between those who can afford  digital access and those who cannot. C.V. Kunjami, […]

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Emergency Movement: On pause

Blocked roads in  Sonepat, Haryana have delayed ambulance calls — endangering the lives of many.  Sonepat: Ever since the second wave of the pandemic imposed a lockdown in the city, from May 03, 2021, multiple barricades have been erected, acting as watchguards for its streets. These bamboo-blockades appeared unannounced, delaying ambulance calls and disrupting lives […]

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Delhi government’s commission for OBC is MIA

A report found that the commission had not prepared any annual reports for the past 20 years. The Commission for Other Backward Classes (OBC) was found to be in “non-compliance” with the orders mandated by the finance department of the Delhi government, revealed a report tabled in March 2021 by the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The […]

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Body of Kerala Woman Killed in Rocket Strike to be brought home soon

The Israeli embassy is trying to send home the body of Soumya Santhosh, the Kerala nurse who died in a rocket strike soon, say her relatives.  Kerala: The body of Kerala’s Soumya Santhosh, who was killed in a rocket strike in Israel is likely to reach her home in Idukki district by May 18, her […]

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