According to travel agency owners, students who generally spend Rs 60,000 to go to the US are now spending around Rs 1.5 lakh.
Flash floods and heavy rain had prevented them from celebrating Eid the past three years.
Mass 'namaz' at mosques were absent this year also as the government continued to impose strict restrictions fearing resurgence of the pandemic after a drop in cases this month.
The family runs a restaurant, Kareem Sait’s Biriyani, led by 62-year-old Kareem, who belongs to the Kutchi Memon community in Mattancherry.
Large Eid-Gahs (mass prayer on the beach, etc) and mass Namaz at mosques were absent this year also as the government continued to impose strict restrictions.
Even when going through irreparable business losses after demonetisation, floods and the ongoing Covid-induced crisis, Mahinkutty has kept a collection of books at his shop to stay sane
A Usman, a street-side vegetable vendor at Ernakulam market, is feeling relieved after weeks of Covid restrictions.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the state government for giving relaxations in lockdown curbs for three days in view of Bakrid festival.
Order attributed relaxations to Bakrid, failed to highlight plateauing of TPR or experts’ suggestions to ease curbs
The apex court pulled up the state government for giving in to traders' pressure by granting relaxations ahead of Bakrid and said it disclosed a "sorry state of affairs".
This is another Eid when there will be no shaking of hands nor warm embracing to greet each other because of stringent social distancing.
In the affidavit, Joy said the opposition parties in Kerala also demanded relaxations and the government took the decision after listening to expert advice.
The govt guidelines said a maximum of five people, including the religious head, would be allowed at a mosque for Eid Namaz.
He made these statements in view of potential animal sacrifices on the occasion of Bakrid.
Singhvi, a Rajya Sabha MP, took to Twitter against the state government’s decision to bring in relaxations for Bakrid after Uttar Pradesh had cancelled the Kanwar Yatra.