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Kochi: A floating restaurant, the largest of its kind in India, will start operating here over the weekend, it was announced on Thursday.

The two-storied cruise boat-cum-floating restaurant ‘Majastique-1’ was constructed at a cost of Rs.4.5 crore.

The cruise boat-cum-floating restaurant has been furnished to match global standards, with facilities including dedicated party and lounge areas, a space for holding business conferences and a specialty restaurant, said Sajan Mathew, managing director of Majas Travels, Tours and Logistics, ahead of the commencement of operations scheduled for the coming Saturday.

The promoter of Majastique-1 — Majas Travels, Tours and Logistics — claimed that it would be the largest cruise boat-cum-floating restaurant in the country.

The boat will conduct two cruises per day — the lunch cruise and the sunset cruise. The three-hour lunch cruise will cost a person Rs.1,500 while the sunset cruise will cost Rs.1,000.

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Kerala Nurse’s Kids Education To Be Sponsored By UAE Expats

A mother of two, 28-year-old Lini Puthussery from Kozhikkode was cremated on Monday even before her family members could bid a final goodbye because of fears that the virus could spread.

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We are in the healthcare profession and are aware of the sacrifices and hardships of medical nurses

Two Abu Dhabi-based entrepreneurs have pledged to support the two children of a Kerala nurse who died after attending to Nipah virus patients in the Indian state.

A mother of two, 28-year-old Lini Puthussery from Kozhikkode was cremated on Monday even before her family members could bid a final goodbye because of fears that the virus could spread.

Santhi Pramot and Jyothi Pallat, executive directors of Avitis Institute of Medical Sciences in Palghat in Kerala, told the Khaleej Times they have pledged to sponsor the education of Puthussery’s two sons, aged 2 and 7.

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Lini wanted to find a job in the Gulf region to support her children and her aged mother. She tried many times but couldn’t get anything. Pixabay

Hailing her dedication, Santhi Pramot, who lives with her family in Abu Dhabi, said: “What she did is a heroic sacrifice in the line of duty. We want to take a small step to honour her devotion to the nursing profession and also support the family in their grief.
“We have contacted the family and informed them that their sons’ education till they are self-reliant is our responsibility.

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“We are in the healthcare profession and are aware of the sacrifices and hardships of medical nurses. It was indeed a heart-breaking incident that she died while attending to her patients,” Pramot said.
Meanwhile, Puthussery’s brother-in-law Jayakumar Velom, a Sharjah resident, said Lini aspired to work in the Gulf.

“Lini wanted to find a job in the Gulf region to support her children and her aged mother. She tried many times but couldn’t get anything,” Velom told the daily.
In a final note that Puthussery scribbled for her husband in a hospital isolation unit, she urged him to take care of their children and take them to the Gulf. (IANS)

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