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As Lockdown-4 ends, home ministry issues guidelines for ''Unlock-1'' from June 8        COVID-19 tally in Kerala rises to 1,208, 7 Pilots and cabin crew, among 58 infected        Locusts in TN local grasshopper species, pose no threat, says govt        Delhi-Moscow AI flight returns midway after pilot found COVID-19 positive        People suffered most, faced unbearable hardships under Modi rule: Gehlot        Protests over George Floyd death overwhelm US authorities again        ''very saddened'' by what happened to the relationship with China: Trump        Federer tops world''s highest-earning athletes        Kerala reports 1 death, 62 new COVID cases, 10 recoveries, 577 patients under treatment: CM        France reports 52 new Coronavirus deaths        Death toll from COVID-19 in Brazil rises by 1,124 to 27,878 People        Death toll from COVID-19 in Brazil rises by 1,124 to 27,878 People        CA says "very high risk" of T20 WC being postponed, bracing up for losses        Sonia launches speak up campaign to help raise voice of poor        No fare either by train or bus shall be charged from any migrant worker:SC; Centre says 91 lakh migrants ferried by trains, buses        Saudi Arabia registers 1,644 new COVID-19 cases        Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000; Trump sympathises with families of the victims        ICC defers fate of T20 World Cup till June 10 over confidentiality issue        'Preparations are ongoing for the event': ICC denies report of postponing T20 World Cup        Patanjali''s plea for Ayurvedic medicine trials raises eyebrows        
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Kerala bandh: Bitter experience for Nobel laureate Michael Levitt
 
Alappuzha: Nobel laureate and renowned bio-physicist Michael Levitt faced a harrowing time on Wednesday, when the houseboat he was travelling in with his family, was stopped by the supporters of trade union strike at R-Block, a village near this town in Kerala on Wednesday. The agitating pro-Left trade union workers tied the houseboat with a mast for two hours causing much hardship for the tourists. Several house boats were stopped from 0700 hrs to 1230 hrs by the activists as part of the 24 hours nationwide strike which began at 0000 hrs on Wednesday. Notably, the oganisations which called for the nationwide strike had yesterday declared that the tourism sector would be exempted from the strike.

Despite this, alleged CITU workers rushed to the houseboat in their country boats and forcibly dragged it to the shore and tied it. Micheal Levitt and his wife were travelling to Kuttanad from Kumarakam in the houseboat. When the incident was brought to the notice of party''s Alappuzha district leadership, they intervened and freed the houseboat immediately. Meanwhile, Houseboat owners association said the incident will be a setback to the tourism industry and send a wrong message abroad. Michael Levitt, an American-British-Israeli biophysicist and a professor of structural biology at Stanford University, received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel, for ''the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.

Ten central trade unions have called for Bharat Bandh against government''s "anti-people' policies. TUCC, SEWA, AIUTUC, INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC, along with various bank employee associations are reportedly participating in the stir.


COVID-19 tally in Kerala rises to 1,208, 7 Pilots and cabin crew, among 58 infected
Vijayan slams Railways for scheduling trains to Kerala without informing state
Kerala records 6th COVID-19 death
Quarantine must for domestic air travellers: Kerala govt
12 fresh COVID-19 cases in Kerala, total rises to 642
Central financial package lacks public healthcare initiatives: Kerala CM
29 fresh cases in Kerala; Over 67,000 under observation
Trains will bring the stranded back from Delhi: Kerala CM
16 fresh COVID-19 cases in Kerala, total now 576
Lone fresh positive case, only 16 under treatment; Kerala has flattened the curve, says CM
Kochi bound flight from Doha rescheduled to Saturday
Ten flights carrying 2150 ex-pats to arrive at Kochi shortly
Kerala reports 3 new cases, total 37 patients under treatment: CM
Three including actor killed, 3 hurt as car rams into building
Kerala reports 61 recoveries, no new cases, total 34 patients under treatment: CM
4 lakh Keralites from abroad register on NORKA website
Kerala reports new 4 cases, 4 recoveries, 123 patients under treatment: CM
COVID hotspots in Kerala rises to 100
Kerala reports 13 new Covid cases: CM
COVID-19: Kerala reports 3rd death, three new cases, 15 recoveries, 116 under treatment, says CM
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Protests over George Floyd death overwhelm US authorities again
 Minneapolis: Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd igno
''very saddened'' by what happened to the relationship with China: Trump
France reports 52 new Coronavirus deaths
Death toll from COVID-19 in Brazil rises by 1,124 to 27,878 People
NATIONAL NEWS
Locusts in TN local grasshopper species, pose no threat, says govt
 Chennai: As swarms of a locust species attacked banana, rubber and other crops in some districts of
Delhi-Moscow AI flight returns midway after pilot found COVID-19 positive
People suffered most, faced unbearable hardships under Modi rule: Gehlot
Sonia launches speak up campaign to help raise voice of poor
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