Kuwait's quota Bill may force 8 lakh expats to return to India

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July 6, 2020

Jul 6: At least 8 lakh Indians may be forced to leave Kuwait as the country's legal and legislative committee has approved a draft expat quota Bill, reported.

The Bill, which states that Indians should not exceed 15 percent of the population, was determined as constitutional by the National Assembly, local media reported.

It will soon be transferred to the respective committee so that a comprehensive plan is created.

Expats account for 30 lakh of Kuwait's 43 lakh population. Indian community constitutes the largest expat community in Kuwait, totalling 14.5 lakh.

The move comes as the number of Covid-19 cases has spiked in the country, with 49,000 cases being reported so far.

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January 18,2021

Ballari, Jan 18: A middle aged man lost his life after covid-19 vaccination on Monday at Ballari in Karnataka, Health Ministry said on Monday. Post-mortem being carried out at Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences in Karnataka.

As per latest information, the deceased was comorbid and diabetic. He was 43 years old and got the shot on Saturday. The man complained of chest pain in the morning and was taken to a hospital where he died.

"The said individual was vaccinated on January 16 (Saturday). As per the physician's opinion, it is a clear case of myocardial infarction. It is not related to the vaccination,” said Dr B Devanand, Director, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Ballari.

“However, they are doing the post-mortem, the viscera has been sent to the pathology department. After the pathology report, the cause of death will be known. The post-mortem has already been initiated," he added. 

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January 13,2021

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Mangaluru, Jan 13: Parameshwarai, a 39-year-old woman from Bhatkal was helplessly crying with 3-year-old child clinging to her in front of the ICU of the Government Wenlock District Hospital in the city.

There was no one to console the child and the mother as latter’s husband Shreedhar, who hailed from Davanagere, had breathed his last in the hospital. The mortal remains were still lying in the ICU. There was no family members. 

The plight of the woman finally came to the notice of M-Friends Charitable Trust, which has been serving the poor in Dakshina Kannada district for past few years. The M-Friends members regularly serve food to the attendants of poor patients at Wenlock Hospital in the city as part of their ‘Karunya’ scheme. 

They called the ambulance from ‘Friends for Poor’, another charitable group and transported the mortal remains to Hindu mortuary at Nandigudde in the city and made necessary arrangements for the cremation. 

Parameshwarai-Shreedhar couple had been working as labourers in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. Around eight months ago, Shreedhar fell ill. He used to vomit after having meals. However, he continued to work and last month the duo found a new job at Kavalkatte in Dakshina Kannada. On January 1, 2021, when his health condition worsened, he got admitted to the Wenlock Hospital, wherein he was diagnosed with throat cancer. After two weeks of treatment, Shreedhar breathed his last. 

After realizing the helplessness of Parameshwarai, the staff of the hospital brought the issue to the notice of M-Friends. M-Friends general secretary Rasheed Vittla, members Mohammad Topco, Haris Kanattadka, and staff Ashfak and Shuhan from S K Caterers were present till the end of the last rites.

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January 9,2021

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Chikkaballapur, Jan 9: Several poultry farmers have allegedly dumped their chicken in the forest on Saturday due to the bird flu scare.

They were dumped in the forest area near the Nantahala village in the district. Officials said that due to quarrel between the poultry farmers and multinational companies that supply poultry, farmers have dumped thousands of chickens in the nearby forest.

Government officials at the animal husbandry department promised to meet the Poultry farmers to settle the issue, but they are preventing multinational companies from transporting poultry and are leaving the chicken in the forests.

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