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A ‘Kerala Bakery’ flourished in tiny Manipur town for 25 yrs, then Covid forced it to shut

R. Ranganadhan and his wife Anila, from Kerala, established the Kerala Bakery at Ukhrul’s Viewland area in 1995. They had to leave after Covid forced them to shut shop.

Kerala terminates 432 medical personnel from services for unauthorised absence amid pandemic

Health Minister K K Shailaja said that despite being given several opportunities, employees had not shown any inclination to join duty following which it was decided to dismiss them.
Sabarimala temple in Kerala | PTI

How Kerala plans to manage Sabarimala season as temple reopens amid Covid surge

Although Kerala initially managed its coronavirus outbreak effectively, since July, its administration has been struggling to contain the spike in cases.
Covid centre in Kerala

How Kerala and Punjab became ‘worst performing states’ in their handling of Covid

In episode 594 of the #CuttheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains the Covid hits and misses of Punjab and Kerala in dealing with the pandemic.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Low Covid death rate removed fear of virus from people’s minds in Kerala — Governor Arif Khan

In interview to ThePrint, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan all praise for LDF government in state, saying it has been 'overactive' in dealing with the crisis.
Kovalam beach stands empty, except for a few dogs frolicking about | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Fisherfolk & dogs — the only signs of life at Thiruvananthapuram’s once-crowded beaches

Beaches in Thiruvananthapuram have not been opened to the public since the lockdown, and police teams stand guard all day to keep people away.
Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja at her office in Thiruvananthapuram | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Kerala Covid surge not linked to ‘errors’, can’t stop spread — ‘rockstar’ minister Shailaja

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said there are demographic and epidemiological reasons that make the state vulnerable to Covid.
Passengers at the KSRTC bus terminal complex in Thiruvananthapuram. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Laxity, low seroprevalence & reliance on antigen tests — how Kerala’s Covid battle came undone

The Covid numbers in Kerala have risen after unlocking. The IMA accuses the government of not listening to experts, but officials highlight pressure.
Covid centre in Kerala

Command centre, Uber-like ambulance service — how Kerala’s Ernakulam has kept Covid toll low

Kerala's Ernakulam district currently has the most number of active cases in the state, but has seen only 80 deaths so far.
An old woman helps husband in eating | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Video calls with loved ones, prayers — life inside a Covid centre in Ernakulam

The Adlux Convention Centre was converted into a second-line treatment centre for Covid in August as cases began rising in Kerala.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.