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Indian man tours Europe on plane be built during Covid-19 lockdown

At a time when the aviation industry is recovering from the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a man from India, Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan, is travelling through Europe with his family on a home-built plane. The plane was built by Ashok Aliseril Thamarakshan, who is now based in London, during the Covid-19 lockdown. Mr Thamarakshan, […]

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Indian university distributes answer key instead of question papers to students in exam hall

A university in the Indian state of Kerala made a major blunder by providing its students with the answer key instead of the question paper. Seeing this as an opportunity, no student reported the matter and continued to finish the exam and left the exam hall, reports say. The serious lapse was discovered too late […]

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Indian Army rescue stranded trekker trapped in hill without food or water for nearly 48 hours

Mountaineers from the Indian army have rescued an injured trekker who was stranded without food and water for nearly 48 hours in the cleft of a steep hill in the southern Indian state of Kerala. R Babu, 23, slipped and fell into the crevice on Monday while on a hike with three friends. Three different […]

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17-year-old girl delivers baby at home with help of YouTube videos

A 17-year-old girl delivered a baby on her own at home with the help of YouTube videos in Kerala’s Malappuram district, police said. After the delivery on October 20, the girl stayed in her room for three days till she developed some infections. Subsequently, her mother found out and rushed her to the hospital where […]

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Kerala: At least 23 killed after heavy rains swell rivers, trigger floods and landslides

At least 23 people have been killed in floods in southern India after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, cutting off towns and villages. Five children are among the dead. There are fears the death toll could rise further as many people are missing. Several houses were washed away and people became trapped in the […]

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Indian man sentenced to double life for killing wife by making cobra bite her

An Indian man was convicted for killing his wife by making a cobra bite her, has been punished with a rare double life sentence. Sooraj Kumar was arrested last year after his wife, Uthra, died from a snakebite. Police began investigating after her family alleged murder, saying Sooraj had been harassing them for dowry. A […]

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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 […]