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Padma Vibhushan for Jaitley, Sushma, Fernandes posthumously; Parrikar given Padma Bhushan        Coronavirus scare: Nearly 100 people under observation, PMO reviews India''s preparedness        China facing ''grave'' situation, says Xi as coronavirus death toll rises to 41        Quake kills 22 in Eastern Turkey        Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan        India can play Asia Cup matches at neutral venue, but call is ACC''s: PCB CEO Khan        South Africa crumble after Broad, Wood help England rack up 400        Hugo Boumous inspires FC Goa to a thrilling 3-2 win over Kerala Blasters FC in Hero ISL        Growth slowdown in India temporary, expect momentum to improve going ahead: IMF chief        SC refuses to entertain plea against imposition of NSA amid anti-CAA protests        'Batman' script is beautiful, dark and moving: Colin Farrell        Scriptwriting is underrated: Ayushmann Khurrana        Agarkar applies for national selector's job, frontrunner for chairman's post, Prasad in running too        Rahul relishing dual role, says staying behind stumps helps batting too        Samsung moves India chief HC Hong to Latin America        WEF 2020 meeting ends with hopes for better and cleaner economy        Sebi fines Scan Steels Rs 18.8 lakh for fraudulent trading        Italy threatens Facebook with new fine for selling users' data        Nepal says if India can resolve boundary issue with Bangladesh, why not Kathmandu        Houston building explosion shakes city, scatters debris        
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Kerala News
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.


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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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 Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Colin Farrell has revealed that the script of Matt Reeves' "The Batman"  
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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NATIONAL NEWS
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 New Delhi: Former union ministers Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and George Fernandes, Olympian boxer M
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