AIE crash: A month before retiring from Dubai, 65-yr-old NRI loses his eldest son

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August 10, 2020

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Dubai, Aug 10: A 65-year-old non-resident Indian, who works as an HR professional at a private firm in Dubai, is in trauma after losing his eldest son in the Air India Express flight crash last Friday in Kozhikode. There were five members of his family were on the ill-fated plane.

Saidutty Chevappra, a UAE resident for over four decades, said that he wanted to find a job for his eldest son before getting retired next month (September).

He brought his 37-year-old son Shaheer Syed to UAE, hoping to see him flourish on the land where he built his own life.

"UAE gave me everything. And I was really hoping that before I bid goodbye to this country, my son, who is an IT professional, will find his fortune here. But I cannot believe that he is gone," Chevappra said. 
Syed, who is survived by a daughter, was buried on Saturday in the presence of a few family members.

"I was at the airport to see him off on Friday. He was positive about going back to India and finding a job. I never imagined I would be flying the next day to Kozhikode because of his death. This is an unbearable pain and grief for a father," said Chevappra.

An HR professional at a private firm in Dubai, the bereaved father said five members of his family were on the ill-fated plane.

"My wife, Mariyam, my daughter and her two kids survived the crash. But we lost Syed. And I haven't had the courage to tell my wife."

Mariyam is undergoing treatment for head injuries at a local hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala, where the tragedy happened. The Air India Express flight that left Dubai on Friday afternoon crashed at the Karipur airport in Kozhikode, killing 18 people including two pilots. More than a hundred passengers were injured.

Remembering his son fondly, Chevappra said he was a "harmless guy, who was kind to everyone". "He went to school in the UAE. He was family-oriented and friendly to everyone. It is an irrepearable loss for our family," said the father.

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January 20,2021

After four tumultuous years in the office, Donald Trump's tenure as the President of the United States is finally coming to an end. It won't be a travesty to describe his four years in the White House as extremely eventful, as Trump never failed to dish out controversial quotes.

He constantly made headlines with his quotes and remarks on various issues. Many supported him, several others criticised him, and some were just bemused and accepted them as jokes. But none could ignore him.

Now that he has been banned from Twitter and Facebook and for the time being cannot use the prominent social media platforms to express his unique opinions, will we see more of the controversial Trump? The answer to that lies in the future, but one thing can be safely said: It is impossible to keep away Trump from delivering bombastic statements.

Here are a few quotes of Donald Trump during his presidency:

June 2015:
During the election campaign, Trump famously described the Mexican immigrants as, "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

February 2016:
In his victory speech following the Nevada caucuses, he said: "I love the poorly educated."

November 12, 2017
"Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me old, when I would never call him short and fat? Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend and maybe someday that will happen," he had tweeted.

January 11, 2018
"So the wall. The wall’s never meant to be 2,100 miles long. We have mountains that are far better than a wall. We have violent rivers that nobody goes near. ...You don’t need a wall where you have a natural barrier that’s far greater than any wall you could build, O.K.?" Trump said during an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

June 24, 2019
On E Jean Carroll's rape allegation, Trump said: “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?”

August 26, 2019
“I’m an environmentalist. A lot of people don’t understand that. I think I know more about the environment than most people.”

October 28, 2019
Trump on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "Baghdadi has been on the run for many years, long before I took office. But at my direction, as commander-in-chief of the United States, we obliterated his caliphate, 100%, in March of this year."

January 22, 2020
On coronavirus: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

March 16, 2020
Donald Trump, when asked how he would rate his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic on a scale of 1 to 10, replied, "I would rate it a 10."  

October 16, 2020
Trump tweets quotes from a satire website against Biden: “Twitter Shuts Down Entire Network To Slow Spread Of Negative Biden News. Wow, this has never been done in history. This includes his really bad interview last night. Why is Twitter doing this? Bringing more attention to Sleepy Joe & Big T."

November 4, 2020
"We are up BIG, but they are trying to STEAL the Election. We will never let them do it. Votes cannot be cast after the Polls are closed!"

November 5, 2020
As a defeat in the US Presidential elections looked imminent, Donald Trump famously tweeted "STOP THE COUNT!" It became a trending topic on social media.

November 16, 2020
Defeat should be accepted with grace and humility. But to Donald Trump, the concept of defeat was largely non-existent during the US presidential elections. Even when Joe Biden's victory was an established fact, Trump was adamant. And in defiance, he tweeted, "I WON THE ELECTION!" that evoked a mixed reaction of anger and laughter.

After four years of Donald Trump and a hotly-contested election, President-elect Joe Biden, who was formerly vice-president under Barack Obama, is set to take charge as the 46th President of the United States, with his running mate Kamala Harris will take charge as the Vice President in a ceremony marked by Covid-19, an insurrection at the Capitol and a President who only reluctantly acquiesced to a transition of power.
 

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January 17,2021

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Mangaluru, Jan 17: In view of creating awareness to restore the beauty of beaches in Mangaluru, like minded organizations congregated at Bengre Beach for a Bengre Super Sunday on 17th January.

The event was conceptualized and organised with a view to create awareness among the various stake-holders of Mangaluru about the situation of our beaches which are suffering due to rampant littering across Mangaluru.

Inaugurating the event, Akshay Shridhar, IAS, Commissioner, Mangalore City Corporation, congratulated the organizers for envisaging such a programme and expressed the need to stop littering at the source itself.

Chief Guest, B.M. Prasad, Commandant, 7th Battalion, Karnataka State Reserve Police. He along with his team of Reserve Police demonstrated a disciplined and energetic show of fitness regimen. He also spoke on the need of the hour being cleanliness and commended the efforts of the team BoskyOrb who were committed to cleaning Bengre Beach.

The Guest of Honour for the event Ms. Mona Roat, IAS Probationer 2019 Batch, voiced her concerns on the issue and remarked that cleanliness should be inculcated as a habit.

The Bengre Beach has been methodically and diligently cleaned on a regular basis by a group of about 20 girls from the Bengre area. This was 92nd consecutive day of continued cleanup. The team was honoured for their hard work and commitment.

Also gracing the occasion was Raghuveer Souterpete, District Officer, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, who spoke on the need for reducing the creation of wastage and litter in our beautiful city of Mangalore and to help keep our city clean and green. The event was compered by Mithun Kakunje, President, Mangalore Surf Club.

The event was planned and led by  Raghuveer Souterpet, District  Youth Officer, Nehru Yuva Kendra, who brought together Team BoskyOrb (a team of youth who undertake beach cleanups from past 92 days ), Mangalore Surf Club (a surf school which teaches surfing and in addition has conducted multiple beach cleanups), Zuese Fitness who conducted fitness activities, We R Cycling and Mangalore Cycling Club who came Cycling up to the venue, Abhisaran a Non-Profit Organization which has been conducting CPR workshops, Surf Life Saving India who also conduct CPR Training among others. 

In addition about 100 members of the KSRP attended the event. All of these organizations got together with about 400 members in total combined strength and took part in the cleanup drive.

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January 12,2021

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Washington, Jan 12: Four Americans have been killed as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday to stop Congress from certifying President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the November election.

A young woman was shot and killed by the police inside the building while three others died because of medical emergencies. 14 police officers were injured – two of whom remain hospitalized. 52 Trump supports were also arrested.

In a late night news conference, Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert J. Contee declined to identify the woman a Capitol Police officer shot and killed, saying next of kin notification was still pending.

Contee also said 47 of the 52 arrests were related to violations of Mayor Muriel Bowser's 6 p.m. curfew, with 26 of those involving people arrested on US Capitol grounds.

The Capitol Police are now facing questions about why they did not do more to secure the Capitol and let many of the rioters later exit the building without arrests.

Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser's Bowser said police intend to ask the public for help in identifying rioters, many of whom posed for photos inside the Capitol.

"We will be on the lookout," she said. "Some of them, we think ... have to be held accountable for the carnage."

The FBI also asked the public to submit tips, such as images, videos and other information to help agents identify people were "actively instigating violence" in the pro-Trump rally.

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