UK Covid Surge Sparks Call For “Urgent” Probe Into Delta Plus

Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called for “urgent research” into a mutation of the delta variant known as delta plus following a surge in Covid-19 cases in the U.K.  “We need urgent research to figure out if this delta plus is more transmissible, has partial…

US judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas

A federal judge temporarily blocked on Wednesday a near-total ban on abortion in Texas, the toughest such law in the United States, following a challenge from President Joe Biden’s administration after the US Supreme Court let it proceed. The action by US District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin prevents the state…

Schools shut, lockdown imposed in 61 Ahmednagar villages

The Ahmednagar district administration has imposed a 10-day lockdown in 61 villages that reported more than 10 cases of Covid-19 on a daily basis for the past few days. While announcing the decision, officials said that schools in these containment zones will remain shut while elsewhere they will reopen on…

Trump server mystery produces fresh conflict

The charge was narrow: John Durham, the special counsel appointed by the Trump administration to scour the Russia investigation, indicted a cybersecurity lawyer this month on a single count of lying to the FBI. But Durham used a 27-page indictment to lay out a far more expansive tale, one in which four computer…

Nilgiris: Hunt for man-eating tiger intensified, district administration asks villagers to stay indoors

The district administration of Nilgiri has asked villagers to stay indoors after a shepherd and cattle were killed by a tiger on consecutive days. District collector Innocent Divya asked the town panchayat officials to supply necessary items to the doorsteps and bus services to the area have been temporarily suspended.…

The sharp US pivot to Asia is throwing Europe off balance

Written by Steven Erlanger Until this week, the so-called “pivot to Asia” by the United States had been more of a threat than a reality for Europe. But that changed when the Biden administration announced a new defense alliance against China that has left Europe facing an implicit question: Which side are…

DU South Campus and NDMC plan a collaborative O2 plant

North Delhi Mayor Raja Iqbal Singh held a meeting with the director of the Delhi University’s (DU) South Campus on Wednesday and discussed various civics issues as well the installation of a medical oxygen plant collaboratively between the NDMC and the university. Singh, who assumed charge as the mayor a week…