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Collection Centres Open for Flood-hit Kerala in UAE

New collection centres open in UAE for donations to support the thousands of displaced families

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Several collection centers open across UAE to collect donations and relief fund for Kerala. Pixabay

Indian expats from Kerala in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have opened collection centres for donations to support the thousands of displaced families in their flood-hit state, the media reported on Tuesday.

After one of the worst flooding in its history last year, many parts of Kerala was limping back to normalcy when nature’s fury struck again this year. Heavy rainfall and landslides in northern districts of Wayanad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kasargod and Kannur have so far killed 77 people and pushed thousands to relief camps.

Though far away from the tragedy, Malayalees who form the biggest Indian expat community in the UAE, have set up the centre to collect relief materials for the affected, the Khaleej Times reported.

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From clothes to food items, people across the globe are donating several things along with donations. Pixabay

Taking the lead is the UAE chapter of Voice of Humanity, a group of around 50 stage artists from Kerala. Popular movie artists like Tiny Tom, Nadir Shah and Guinness Pakru are the patrons of the organisation in Kerala.

Shoukky Sulaiman, joint secretary of the group, said three collection centres have been set up in Dubai.

“We are mainly collecting cloths, hygiene items for ladies and kids, toiletries, slippers and some food items like oats and biscuits.

“We will be sending the collected items by cargo, which will be personally received by our members. We are all trying to do whatever we can,” he added.

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Flood-hit Kerala is limping back to normalcy when nature’s fury struck again this year. Pixabay

Bicky Boss, another member, said he was leaving for Kerala on Tuesday to help in the distribution of relief materials.

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Abu Dhabi-based expat organisation Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre has also set up a collection centre at the Indian Islamic Centre and residents are urged to donate blankets, mats, bedsheets, toiletries, cleaning materials, milk powder and biscuits among other things.

Many expats have taken to social media to share their contribution to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund and urging others to follow suit. (IANS)

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Huawei Unveils Mate 30 Pro 5G For The First Time in UAE

It is pertinent to note that the only primary difference between the 5G and 4G variant of the Mate 30 Pro is the processor

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Huawei has already opened a Notify Me option on their official website in the region, that should prompt prospective buyers ahead of the official pre-order start date. Wikimedia Commons

After launching the standard Mate 30 Pro in Europe and the Middle East late last year, Huawei has now introduced the 5G variant of the flagship smartphone in the UAE.

This is the first time the 5G mate 30 Pro has launched outside of China.

Despite lacking what many would consider the “necessary” official access to Google Mobile Services, the device was confirmed during an official launch event in Dubai, UAE. The Kirin 990 5G-powered device supporting the UAE’s local 5G network infrastructure ahead of a January 23 launch at retailers in the region, 9to5Google reported on Thursday.

It is being said that the smartphone, which comes sans Google and its Play services, will fit in pretty well in the region.

Huawei has already opened a Notify Me option on their official website in the region, that should prompt prospective buyers ahead of the official pre-order start date.

Fans will be able to head into selected stores on the January 23 launch to experience the device for themselves. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G will be available in two colour options: Orange and Emerald Green priced at 3899 AED or roughy $1061, the report added.

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After launching the standard Mate 30 Pro in Europe and the Middle East late last year, Huawei has now introduced the 5G variant of the flagship smartphone in the UAE. Wikimedia Commons

It is pertinent to note that the only primary difference between the 5G and 4G variant of the Mate 30 Pro is the processor.

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The rest of the internals are same, with the impressive camera performance, battery longevity and display all making this quite an enticing prospect. (IANS)