Bihar Saw Nearly 75,000 Unaccounted Deaths Amid 2nd Covid Wave, Data Shows

Is Bihar still undercounting the number of Covid deaths, despite the revised figures? New Delhi: Close to 75,000 people died in Bihar of unexplained causes in the first five months of 2021, which coincided with the deadly second Covid wave, new data shows. This is almost 10 times the state’s official pandemic death figure, raising … Read more

Iran election: Ebrahim Raisi wins Iran’s presidential vote amid historically low turnout

Raisi, who has long opposed engagement with the West and is a close ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sailed to victory in a poll that saw all of his serious rivals barred in the runup to the race. The 60-year-old won almost 18 million of the nearly 29 million ballots cast, Interior Minister … Read more

Why we need a Juneteenth holiday | Black Lives Matter

Last year, Juneteenth came to Berlin, Germany. On June 19, about 100 people gathered at the Bethanien – a former hospital in the Berlin district of Kreuzberg that has since the 1970s served as a hub for artists and a presentation platform for contemporary art – to commemorate the emancipation of African American slaves. Given … Read more

Telangana Ends Covid Lockdown, Says Schools, Colleges To Reopen From July

Telangana on Friday reported a case positivity of just 1.14 per cent (Representational) Hyderabad: All educational institutions in Telangana will reopen from July 1 for physical classes, the K Chandrashekar Rao government said on Saturday as it announced the complete reopening of the state amid the receding second Covid wave. “The Cabinet has instructed the … Read more

‘Mozart effect’: Listening to composer’s Sonata For Two Pianos K448 can prevent epileptic seizures, study finds | Science & Tech News

A piece of music by Mozart can have an anti-epileptic effect on the brain and may be a possible treatment to prevent seizures, according to a new study. Researchers at the Hospital St Anne and CEITEC Masaryk University in the Czech Republic found that listening to Mozart’s Sonata For Two Pianos K448 reduced epileptiform discharges … Read more

Steps Taken By Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Enriched Parliamentary Democracy, Enhanced Productivity

Om Birla was elected Lok Sabha Speaker unopposed on this day. New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the work of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who completed two years at the helm, saying he has ushered in a series of steps that have enriched parliamentary democracy and enhanced productivity, leading to the … Read more

Uganda imposes new COVID restrictions as cases surge | Coronavirus pandemic News

Uganda is among some African countries seeing a dramatic rise in the number of infections amid a vaccine shortage. Uganda is tightening its COVID lockdown measures to try and stem a surge in infections in the East African country that is seeing an array of variants. The measures, announced late on Friday by President Yoweri … Read more

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Hails Vote As Victory Over Enemy Propaganda

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hailed a presidential election won by an ultraconservative cleric (File) Tehran: Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Saturday hailed a presidential election won by an ultraconservative as a victory for the nation over “enemy propaganda”. “The great winner of yesterday’s elections is the Iranian nation because it has risen up once … Read more

Palestinians cancel Pfizer vaccine agreement with Israel

The abrupt turnaround came after health officials in Ramallah inspected the first delivery of almost 90,000 doses Friday afternoon, the Palestinian Health Minister said. ”It was found that the doses did not conform to the technical specifications as previously agreed upon, and that their expiry date was close,” minister Mai Alkaila said, according to the … Read more