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Two special Air India flights carrying over 360 stranded Indians landed in Kerala

New Delhi:8/5/20: Two special Air India flights carrying over 360 stranded Indians nationals from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed in Kerala last night. The flights were a part of India’s massive exercise named as Vande Bharat Mission to bring back its citizens stuck in different parts of the world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first flight from Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, landed at Kochi International Airport at 10:13 pm. It had 181 passengers on board.

The second flight from Dubai with 182 passengers landed at Kozhikode International Airport at 10:32 pm.

Extensive preparations have been made to ensure the Covid-19 evacuation protocol at the airports.

The passengers barring pregnant women and children and elders will be shifted to various quarantine centers across the state after conducting COVID-19 PCR tests at the airport.

District Administrations have made elaborate arrangements for transportation to respective quarantine centers and stay.

As a part of the Vande Bharat Mission, nearly 15,000 Indians stranded overseas are expected to return on special Air India flights from 12 countries over a week.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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