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Going An Extra Mile: 70-Seater Boat Arranged For Kerala Girl To Attend Exam

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A 70-seater boat made a round trip from Alappuzha to Kottayam in Kerala, amid the Covid-19 lockdown, because they had to ferry one passenger: a 17-year-old-girl going to give her Class 11 examinations.

Sandra Babu, a student of SNDP Higher Secondary School, Kanjiram, was almost sure that she will miss her Physics and Chemistry examinations, News18.com reports. But the Kerala State Water Transport Department went the extra mile, just so that Sandra could write her exams. The examinations for the two subjects were postponed when the state declared a lockdown. However, the state government has recently issued fresh dates for HSC examinations.

Daughter of daily wage workers, Sabu and Radhamani, Sandra stays at an islet near a water channel in Vembanad which is seven km from the main boat channel, reports News18.com. It would cost thousands of rupees to hire a boat to reach the mainland.

“I thought I would miss the examinations as I didn’t have the means to reach my school. But when I contacted the SWTD office, they understood my situation and promised to send a boat. I’m really proud of SWTD and I don’t know how to share my happiness,” Sandra told The Times of India.

Braving the bad weather, a 70-seater boat with five member crew including the driver, a srank (navigator), a boat master and two lascars set out the next morning to make a round trip from MM block in Alappuzha to Kottayam’s Kanjiram on Friday and Saturday, TOI report said. Sandra was charged a total fare of Rs 18 for a round trip, while the charges for one side trip itself would cost a whopping Rs 4,000. The boat waited for her to finish her exams and dropped her back home on both days.

Sandra’s story brings to memory the incident in Japan where the train service plied twice a day just for a single student.

Shaji V Nair, Director of KSWTD says he was reminded of the incident when he came to know about Sandra. But there is a more important and personal reason for him to decide to help the 17-year-old girl. “My daughter is also a plus one student. A ‘no’, in these cases, is much more safe and easy. However, I thought of how it would affect a person’s life. So the department approached the higher authorities and a nod from minister AK Saseendran, it was made possible,” he told News18.com.

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Neighbours updates opening titles after Pierce Greyson recast

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Neighbours is updating its opening titles to reflect the Pierce Greyson recast.

Digital Spy can give an exclusive first look at the new sequence in our video at the top of the page.

This week’s episodes in Australia will see Don Hany make his first appearance as Pierce, after signing up to take over from Tim Robards in the role.

Tim’s last episode as Pierce aired on Australian screens on Monday (October 19).

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The tweaked titles see Don’s version of Pierce spending time outside the local café with his wife Chloe (April Rose Pengilly) and son Hendrix (Benny Turland).

This takes the place of a similar shot from the old titles, which saw Tim’s version of Pierce in the same scenario.

Neighbours fans in Australia will see the new titles later this week, while they air on UK screens in November.

The show announced Pierce’s recast in August after Tim had to bow out earlier than planned.

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Due to changing regulations and travel restrictions in Australia amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim finished filming four weeks early and chose to fly back to Sydney to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their first child.

Don will be playing Pierce for a few weeks, finishing off the character’s exit storyline.

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5 (UK) and 6.30pm on 10 Peach (Australia).


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Anupama Upcoming Story 20th October 2020 : Kavya attempts to ruin Anupama and Vanraj’s wedding

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Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

Today’s episode starts with Anupama starring at Vanraj. Vanraj starts stunned. It was Vanraj’s dream. Leela asks Kavya why she was late. Kavya says she was stuck with something. She adds she wasn’t present but she will take part in further rituals. Kavya asks Vanraj to fill Anupama’s hairline with sindoor. Vanraj stands confused and follows her order. Kavya next asks Vanraj to tie mangalsutra in Anupama’s neck.

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Here, Paritosh, Nandini and Sanjay alert Kavya to stay away from Anupama and Vanraj. Kavya says wedding is incomplete without bride crying and her vidai. Leela and others agree. Vanraj thinks why Kavya is behaving weird. Kavya performs a dance on ‘ye galiayn ye chaubara’ song. Anupmaa and others join her.

Later, Anupama’s mother cries. Anupama goes to console her. There, Vanraj apologize to Kavya. Kavya asks Vanraj not to say sorry. Other side, Anupama’s mother says to Anupama she has bear a lot at Shah’s house. Anupma says no and explains Vanraj gave her much happiness. Ahead, Hasmukh and Leela plan for Vanraj and Anupama’s ‘griah pravesh’. Kavya stands at Anupama’s side. Hamukh asks why she us standing at brides side. Kavya says half function she has performed from groom’s side now half she will perform from bride side.

Kavya stands behind Anupama and Vanraj. She loses the tie of Anupama and Vanraj and smirks. Anupama prays to God and says she again stepping inside the house so bless her. She enters the house. Kavya stops Vanraj. Everyone stands shocked seeing Anupama and Vanraj gathbandhan has been loosen. Anupama gets shocked. Kavya says to Vanraj he can only tie the gathbandhan with her. Vanraj stands shocked too. (Episode ends)

Precap: Anupama spots Vanraj with Kavya.

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai 21st October 2020 Written Update: Kaira pacifies Kairav

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