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Vodafone Idea becomes first telco to bring connectivity to Parapatta in Kozhikode – Times of India
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Vodafone Idea becomes first telco to bring connectivity to Parapatta in Kozhikode – Times of India

Telecom operator Vi (Vodafone Idea) has announced that it has become the first telecom company to provide service in Parapatta Village, Kozhikode, Kerala. The company, in a press statement, said that around 150 students staying in Parapatta, Kodenchery Gram Panchayat didn’t have access to mobile data connectivity causing a hindrance to online classes. S. Murali, cluster business head, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Vodafone Idea Limited, said, “As Kerala’s largest and fastest 4G telecom service provider serving over 1.6 crore customers across the length and breadth of the state, Vi is committed to provide the finest voice and data services to enable our customers to get more, do more and stay ahead in life. It is a matter of pride for Vi to be an enabler in the academic pursuit of these young s...
1 crore health workers among 26 crore who have got vaccinated | India News – Times of India
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1 crore health workers among 26 crore who have got vaccinated | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The total number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed the 26 crore-mark, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said 13,13,438 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 54,375 vaccine doses were given as second dose in the 18-44 age group on Tuesday. Cumulatively, 4,49,87,004 people in the same age group across states and UTs have received their first dose and 8,95,517 have received their second dose since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, UP and West Bengal have administered more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group for the first dose of Covid vaccine, the ministry said. ...
1,000:854: Women get left behind in Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News – Times of India
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1,000:854: Women get left behind in Covid-19 vaccination drive | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: For every 1,000 men vaccinated in India so far, only 854 women have received the shot. This gender skew could have been attributed to there being fewer women than men in the adult population. However, the skew in vaccination in most states is much worse than in the adult population. Kerala and Chhattisgarh are the only states where more women than men have been vaccinated. In Chhattisgarh, the sex ratio of the adult population is 1,013 women for every 1,000 men, but in the vaccinated population, the proportion of women is even higher — 1,045 women for every 1,000 men. Though Kerala has the highest proportion of women in the vaccinated population (52.2% or 1,087 for every 1,000 men), this is less than the sex ratio of adult population, which is 1,126. Women’s lack of agency, i...
Pakistan spies ring illegal Indian telephone exchanges for secret information | India News – Times of India
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Pakistan spies ring illegal Indian telephone exchanges for secret information | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI: A call from a Pakistani spy agency to an Army installation in eastern India has led to the unravelling of an illegal telephone exchange in Bengaluru, raising questions whether similar systems were operational in other parts of the country, officials said on Thursday. The entire racket was busted by the Military Intelligence wing of the Army's Southern Command which had intercepted the call received at the Army installation in eastern India a few weeks back. During the call, a spy from Pakistan was asking about general details while posing as a senior officer. On further investigation, the intelligence sleuths found that some other offices located in various formations such as the Movement Control Office (MCO) as well as the principal comptroller of defence account (...
Ensure uninterrupted education, financial aid to children who lost parents during pandemic: SC to states | India News – Times of India
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Ensure uninterrupted education, financial aid to children who lost parents during pandemic: SC to states | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As thousands of children lost either both or one of their parents during Covid pandemic and many are facing bleak future, the Supreme Court has passed a slew of directions to provide them a helping hand including directing the states and Union Territories to ensure that there is no break in their schooling and bear their cost of education. Taking note that National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has received many complaints regarding illegal adoption of such orphaned children, a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose directed the states and the police to swing into action and take stringent action those individuals and NGOs indulging in such activities. It also ordered the states to track all such children who are in distress and grant them fi...
Online class: Kerala CM assures connectivity and digital devices for all – Times of India
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Online class: Kerala CM assures connectivity and digital devices for all – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said internet connectivity and digital devices would be provided for all students in the state irrespective of their financial and geographical barriers to pursue online classes without any hassles during the COVID-19 era. Urgent steps would be taken to ensure internet free of cost or at subsidised rate to needy children, he told the Assembly while detailing the measures to be taken by the government to avoid 'digital divide' among students in the state. Stating that internet connectivity is still an issue in some parts of the state, he said it would be ensured even in the tribal areas, the remote places which are still out of the ambit of network connectivity. "We have already called a meeting of internet serv...
646 Doctors Die Due To Raging Second Wave Of Covid, Delhi Registers Highest Fatalities
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646 Doctors Die Due To Raging Second Wave Of Covid, Delhi Registers Highest Fatalities

According to the Indian Medical Association (IMA), 646 doctors succumbed due to Covid-19 in the second wave so far. With Delhi posting the highest deaths of doctors with 109 while Uttarakhand, Punjab and Kerala see the least number of deaths in doctors. A total of 646 doctors died in the second wave of COVID-19: Indian Medical Association pic.twitter.com/RF5Yw355zw — ANI (@ANI) June 5, 2021Meanwhile, states like Bihar recorded 97 deaths, while Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra recorded 79, 43, and 23 fatalities respectively. Besides Kerala, Karnataka also has been on lesser doctor fatalities recorded nine deaths. Also Read | Maharashtra CM Uddhav’s Indirect Hit At BJP: 'Lust For Power Amid Covid Pandemic Will Lead To Anarchy’According to the IMA's data, ...
Video | Rs 20,000 Crore Covid Fund, No New Taxes And A Dig In Kerala Budget
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Video | Rs 20,000 Crore Covid Fund, No New Taxes And A Dig In Kerala Budget

A Rs 20,000 crore Covid package, liquid medical oxygen plant of 150 metric tonnes capacity, Rs 1,000 crore towards Covid vaccines and no new taxes were some of the big announcements in the revised budget presented by Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal today. The package includes Rs 2,800 crore for healthcare, Rs 8,900 crore for income transfer and Rs 8,300 crore for economic revival. Source link
Covid-19 forced ordinances, Kerala topped with 81: Study | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19 forced ordinances, Kerala topped with 81: Study | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kerala promulgated the highest number (81) of ordinances followed by Karnataka (24), Uttar Pradesh (23), Maharashtra (21) and Andhra Pradesh (16) during Covid-hit 2020 when assemblies in most of the states had sat for far fewer days compared to their average sittings during 2016-19. Data of 19 state legislatures, including UT of Delhi, analysed by not-for-profit organisation PRS Legislative, show that on average, they issued 14 ordinances over the last year. This number was, however, skewed by Kerala with 81 ordinances. “Nearly half of these 81 ordinances were ones that were re-promulgated, i.e. the same ordinance was issued again after an intervening session,” said PRS in its report on ‘annual review of state laws’, analysing available data on states that account for 90% of ...
Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21: Kerala retains top rank; Bihar worst performer | India News – Times of India
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Niti Aayog’s SDG India Index 2020-21: Kerala retains top rank; Bihar worst performer | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Kerala has retained the top rank in Niti Aayog's SDG India Index 2020-21, while Bihar has been adjudged as the worst performer, according to a report released on Thursday. The Index for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) evaluates progress of states and union territories on social, economic and environmental parameters. The country's overall SDG score improved by 6 points -- from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020-21. This positive stride towards achieving the targets is largely driven by exemplary country-wide performance in clean water and sanitation, and affordable and clean energy, the Niti Aayog said in a statement. Kerala retained its rank as the top state with a score of 75. Both Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu took the second spot with a score of 74. Bihar, Jharkhand and Assa...
Covid-19: 56% of kids who lost one or both parents in 4-13 age group | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19: 56% of kids who lost one or both parents in 4-13 age group | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Of the 9346 children who either lost both parents, one parent or were abandoned during the pandemic till May 29 this year, 788 were below 3 years, 5226 between 4-13 years and 3332 belong to the 14 to 17 age group. The gender break-up of the data, shared by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights as part of its affidavit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday, shows that out of 9346 children, the figure put by district officials on “Bal Swaraj” (Covid Care link) portal, 4860 are boys and 4486 girls. Between March last year to May, 1742 children were orphaned, 7464 lost one parent and 140 were abandoned. The statistics also reflect the present shelter status of children and it turns out that 6612 children are with single parents, 1221 with guardians and 985 with a famil...
Recall Lakshadweep administrator: Kerala assembly passes resolution | India News – Times of India
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Recall Lakshadweep administrator: Kerala assembly passes resolution | India News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the Centre to recall Lakshadweep administrator Praful Khoda Patel and take immediate steps to protect the lives and livelihood of the islanders. Kerala is the first state in the country to pass a resolution supporting the islanders’ protest against decisions taken by the new administration. The resolution, moved by CM Pinarayi Vijayan, was passed with minor amendments suggested by the opposition. It said attempts were being made “to impose a saffron agenda and corporate interests” on the people of Lakshadweep. “It began by painting coconut trees with saffron colour and it has now grown into destroying their traditional habitat, life,” the resolution added. “The administration has begun enforcing a ...
Kerala Assembly Passes Resolution To Remove Lakshadweep Administrator, Asks Centre To Intervene
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Kerala Assembly Passes Resolution To Remove Lakshadweep Administrator, Asks Centre To Intervene

Kerala: Kerala Legislative Assembly has unanimously passed the resolution to call back the administrator of Lakshadweep and sought centre's intervention in the Lakshadweep issue.Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said, "The Administrator, who is challenging the interests of the people, must be removed & the Centre must take immediate action to protect the lives & livelihood of people of Lakshadweep." In the past few days, protests brewed up in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep over the administrative reforms announced by the island's administrator Praful Patel, which have been described by protesters as anti-people. The protest under the 'Save Lakshadweep campaign', has gone viral garnering support from renowned personalities and political leaders.The public discont...
Onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala likely to be on June 3, says IMD
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Onset of southwest monsoon in Kerala likely to be on June 3, says IMD

The onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to take place on June 3 this year, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday afternoon. The monsoon generally hits the Kerala coast on June 1. “The southwesterly winds could strengthen further gradually from June 1, resulting in enhancement of rainfall activity over Kerala. The monsoon onset over Kerala is likely to take place on June 3,” the Met department’s May 30 afternoon summary read. Till Sunday morning, the IMD had said that the onset of monsoon would take place on May 31. After arriving over the Andaman Sea on May 21, the southwest monsoon covered the island and most areas of the Bay of Bengal, the Maldives and Comorin regions. After the latest advancement which was realised on May 27, the monsoon has ...
High court scraps 80% share for Muslims in Kerala minority scholarships | India News – Times of India
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High court scraps 80% share for Muslims in Kerala minority scholarships | India News – Times of India

KOCHI: The Kerala high court on Friday quashed state government orders, sub-classifying minorities by providing merit-cummeans scholarship at 80% to Muslim community and 20% to Latin Catholic Christians and converted Christians, saying it cannot be legally sustained. A division bench comprising chief justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly directed the government to pass appropriate orders, providing merit-cum-means scholarship to members of the notified minority communities within the state equally and in accordance with the latest population census available with the state minority commission. The bench was responding to a PIL filed by one Justine Pallivathukkal, challenging a 2015 government order, that reservation among the Muslims and other minority communities will be in the...
‘Lakshadweep’s Future Is Threatened By Anti-People Policies’: Rahul Gandhi Urges PM Modi To Intervene
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‘Lakshadweep’s Future Is Threatened By Anti-People Policies’: Rahul Gandhi Urges PM Modi To Intervene

New Delhi: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the reforms in Lakshadweep that have become contentious issue. "Administrator's attempt to undermine ecological sanctity of the island is evident in the draft Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation...I request you to intervene in this," he wrote.ALSO READ | 'Very Calculative With Answers': Murder Accused Sushil Kumar Refuses To Cooperate With Investigators; Spends B-day In LockupIn the letter, Rahul Gandhi wrote that Lakshadweep's future "is threatened by the anti-people policies announced by the administrator of Lakshadweep, Praful Khoda Patel. The administrator has unilaterally proposed sweeping changes without duly consulting elected representati...
Northeast may be next Covid hotspot | India News – Times of India
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Northeast may be next Covid hotspot | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The north-east could be poised to become the next target of the ongoing second wave of Covid, according to a forecasting tool based on data till May 21. Development Data Lab, a research organisation working on open data, and a team led by University of Chicago’s Prof Anup Malani calculates the reproductive rate (Rt) for the Covid-19 outbreak each day. This is a measure of how many people an infected person is likely to infect in a community. The calculations show that the Rt value is greater than 1 for all northeastern states. An Rt of 1.36, the latest value for Tripura, means 100 cases could increase to over 5,000 in two weeks while an Rt of 0.89 (the value for Karnataka) could reduce 100 cases to 22 in the same period. Of course, if the values change in the interim the scen...
Kerala SSLC exam paper evaluation to be held from June 7-25: CM
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Kerala SSLC exam paper evaluation to be held from June 7-25: CM

The evaluation process for Kerala SSLC (class 10) papers will begin on June 7 and conclude by June 25, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said. The evaluation process for HSC, VHSC will be held from June 1-19. The state government has also cancelled the practical exams for SSLC students this year. The HSC, VHSC practical exams will be held from June 21 to July 7. There will be no IT practical exams for SSLC students this year. All teachers who will be carrying out the evaluation will be fully vaccinated, Vijayan said. Read | Key meet on CBSE Class XII today, Board has two options: Test only ‘major’ subjects, long versus short Nearly nine lakh students appeared for the exams across over 4,951 centres out of which 4,46,471 students are HSC students. A total of 4,22,226 regular studen...
India’s Daily Covid Cases Dip Below 2.5 Lakh Mark For First Time Since April, 3,741 Fatalities In Last 24 Hrs
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India’s Daily Covid Cases Dip Below 2.5 Lakh Mark For First Time Since April, 3,741 Fatalities In Last 24 Hrs

Covid In India: Amid the growing scare of black fungus India has reported below 2.40 lakh cases for the first time since April 2021.India reports 2,40,842 new COVID19 cases, 3,55,102 discharges & 3,741 deaths in last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry.Also Read|PM Modi To Review Preparations Ahead Of Cyclone Yaas, Bengal And Odisha Gear Up| 10 Points Total cases: 2,65,30,132 Total discharges: 2,34,25,467 Death toll: 2,99,266 Active cases: 28,05,399 Total vaccination: 19,50,04,184Karnataka on Saturday reported as many as 31,183 new COVID19 cases pushing the total number of cases to 23,98,925, the health bulletin said. Currently, the active tally stands at 4,83,204.The death toll today reached to 24,658 as 451 people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours.M...