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International Briefs

Leaders from across the globe gathered in Jerusalem last week for the World Holocaust Forum on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz death camp where thousands of Jews were ...

International Briefs

Texting Travails For the first time, research on the effects of texting while walking is available and shows just how serious its effects can be in terms of head and neck injuries. Roman Povolotski...

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Gadgets Galore For geeks and gadget lovers, their Mecca is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held each January in the Mecca of gambling—Las Vegas. There is irony in that convergence since many of...

International Briefs

Literary Legend He stood on the shoulders of literary giants, after all, he discovered and published most of them—Michael Ondaatje, VS Naipaul, Ryszard Kapuscinski, Haruki Murakami, Gabriel García ...

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The Grandest Gifts Christmas is a time for gifts but what do you give your loved ones, or one, if you are flush with cash? Here are some examples: Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich spent $14 bil...

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Power Shift It’s a unique, even historic moment in global politics and for women and the proverbial glass ceiling. Finland last week elected Sanna Marin, 34, as prime minister, making her the young...

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Most Beautiful Bookshop Step into El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires, and you could be forgiven for thinking you have entered the hushed and elaborate environs of a magnificent theatre. That’...

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Airline of the Year Frequent flyers are always comparing notes on which airline offers the best experience and service. The answer would be a surprise to many—Air New Zealand! AirlineRatings.com, a...

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The Longest Flight For those frequent flyers who think that an eight-hour flight is stressful, claustrophobic, dehydrating and causes jet lag and possibly Deep Vein Thrombosis, here’s some more bad...

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Internet Not so Free A Freedom House report released recently showed that internet authoritarianism was on the rise across the world. The annual survey showed China was the world’s worst abuser of ...

News Update

Health activist moves SC, seeks uniform protocol for Covid treatment, calls for national body of experts

The plea has been filed by health activist and public health expert Amulya Nidhi through AOR Abhimanue Shrestha and settled by Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh.

Flight crew breath check: Delhi HC asks DGMS to consider if test can be held in open because of Covid aerosol fears

The counsel further submitted that the last order the DGCA, obtained data from various airlines which reveals that most of the airlines are conducting testing using breath analyzers, which is much higher than 10% and in some airlines, even close to 30%.

Kerala High Court directs Kochi civic body to widen drain before monsoon

A Single Bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran observed that it will not be possible for this Court to enter into the questions of encroachments at this time, because of the impending monsoons, which is likely to hit the shores of Kerala by the end of May or the first week of June, 2021.

Declare Covishield essential commodity, cap price at Rs 157 per vial, says plea in Supreme Court

The Petitioner while calling the pricing announced by SII discriminatory i.e. Rs 400 and Rs 700, further prays to impose price ceiling of Rs 157 and make it available to both Government and Private hospitals.

Dhankhar orders CBI investigation, but how?

The Supreme Court or a High Court can allow the CBI to carry out any probe. That has not happened in this case. The CBI did not approach any court of law.
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