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Human error caused Air India Express flight to crash in August 2020, investigation finds

The crash of an Air India Express plane in August last year was probably due to pilot error and failure, investigators say. The passenger plane with 190 people on board crashed at the Calicut airport in the southern state of Kerala, killing 21 people. The Boeing 737, which had flown from Dubai, skidded off the […]

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Kerala: Indian state on high alert for Nipah virus amid surging Covid-19 infections

The Indian state of Kerala is quickly ramping up efforts to stop a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus, even as the state continues to battle the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country. Kerala is on high alert after a 12-year-old boy died of the rare virus on Sunday, spurring health officials […]

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India: Kerala state reports its first Zika virus infection

The southern state of Kerala in India declared an alert after reporting the state’s first Zika virus case. State health minister Veena George confirmed one case and said there were 13 other suspected infections. India reported a Zika outbreak in the western state of Gujarat in 2016-2017. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to shrunken brains […]

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India’s top court closes cases against Italian marines for killing fishermen in 2012

The Indian Supreme Court closed criminal cases against two Italian marines who were accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012. Last year, an international arbitration court said that Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre are entitled to immunity from prosecution. But the panel also said India was entitled to claim compensation. The Indian government decided […]

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Bird flu scare grips several Indian states after geese, ducks and crows fall dead

Multiple cases of avian influenza were confirmed among birds in several Indian states. Himachal Pradesh: Around 1,700 migratory birds, most of them bar-headed geese, have been found dead under mysterious circumstances in and around Himachal Pradesh’s Pong Dam lake In Kangra district. The sale and purchase of poultry has also been banned in some parts […]

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RARE type of malaria case detected in South India’s Kerala state

A solider in Kerala’s Kannur district was identified with a rare type of malaria, a year after he arrived from Sudan where he was part of the peace keeping operation. The soldier believed to be in his 40’s is suppose to have contracted the Plasmodium ovale, a type of malaria caused by a bite from […]

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Tropical Cyclone Burevi makes landfall in Sri Lanka NOW heads towards southern India

Tropical Cyclone Burevi made landfall into Sri Lanka’s eastern coast on Wednesday night damaging coastal buildings and power lines, as well as unleash flash floods, officials said. During the day Sri Lankan authorities evacuated more than 75,000 people from homes on the east coast where Cyclone Burevi, packing winds of up to 90 kilometres per […]

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India Insane

Man brings down neighbour’s shop with earth mover for stalling his MARRIAGE proposals

A man in the Indian state of Kerala razed down his neighbour’s grocery shop using an earth mover because he was disgruntled with his neighbour as he stalled his wedding plans. Tired of his complaints not being taken note of by the authorities, 30-year-old Albin Mathew decided to take the matters in his own hands. […]

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Police gifts boy with plant sapling and CCTV camera after someone stole his 2-year-old Gooseberry Tree

After a sixth grade student in India’s Kerala found that the tree which he had been growing for the last two years was chopped by unidentified people. On the advice of his elder sister and his school teacher, he contacted the police’s Chiri (smile) initiative. Its a helpline for children to navigate through mental issues […]

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Brother kills sister by mixing poison in her ice cream

A 22-year-old man was arrested in the Indian state of Kerala for allegedly murdering his sister by mixing poison in her ice cream, police said on Thursday. The police said the man wanted to “live alone” and so he  allegedly mixed poison in the ice cream which his sister and parents consumed on August 4 […]

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Black Box of crashed Air India Express flight found

Indian authorities found the Black Box – cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder of the Air India Express plane that crashed in the southern India state of Kerala, killing at least 18 people. The flight IX 1344 coming from Dubai. There were 174 passengers, 10 infants, two pilots and five cabin crew members […]

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At least 15 killed in Kerala landslides, dozens missing

At least 15 people have been killed after heavy rain caused a landslide in Kerala’s Idukki district on Friday morning. The landslide happened in the Rajamalai area of the district, which is around 25 km from the tourist town of Munnar. At least 80 people lived in the area, authorities don’t know how many of […]