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    Why Vaccination Should be Compulsory by PETER SINGER

    MELBOURNE - I'm writing from Victoria, the Australian state that became, in 1970, the first jurisdiction in the world to make it compulsory to wear a seat belt in a car. The legislation was attacked as a violation of individual freedom, but Victorians accepted it because it saved lives. Now most of the world has similar legislation. I can't recall when I last heard someone demanding...

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    Taliban will become a pariah if they takeover Afghanistan by force

    New Delhi, Aug 4 : The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has said that if the Taliban take over the country by force, they will not win international recognition and "they will become a pariah state". Speaking to VOA, Khalilzad said the United States remains committed to promoting a political settlement between warring Afghans,...

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    Ashraf Ghani calls for 'countrywide mobilisation' to counter Taliban onslaught

    New Delhi, Aug 2: Slamming the narrative that the Taliban has moderated its behaviour, Afghanistans President Ashraf Ghani has asserted that the extremist group has regressed in the past two decades and its behaviour has worsened. Ghani asserted during a cabinet meeting on Sunday that the extremist group has become "more cruel and more oppressive." It was...

    • 3 days ago
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    Covid-19: Researchers find drug cocktail effective against Beta and Delta variants

    Singapore, Aug 2 : A team of researchers here has found a combination of antiviral and anti-inflammatory drugs that can be used to treat Covid-19 patients with mild to moderate disease. The team from National University of Singapore (NUS) found that a combination of antiviral molnupiravir and anti-inflammatory baricitinib can be effective against the Beta and...

    • 3 days ago
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    Global Spike in Covid-19 cases may lead to dangerous variants

    London, Aug 1 : The third wave of Covid-19 lashing countries across the world is creating fertile breeding grounds for extra infectious and probably vaccine-resistant new variants, scientists warn. The World Health Organisation has announced an 80 per cent average increase over the past four weeks in five of the health agency's six regions, a jump largely fuelled by the Delta...

    • 4 days ago
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    Retrieve pistol of martyr Udham Singh from Britain: Punjab CM

    Chandigarh, July 31 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government would soon take up the issue of retrieving the pistol and diary of freedom fighter and martyr Udham Singh from Britain with the Union Ministry of External Affairs. Talking to the media on the sidelines of the state-level function organised on 82nd martyrdom day of Shaheed Udham Singh in Sangrur...

    • 5 days ago
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    'War has changed': 5 highlights from leaked CDC docs on Covid-19 delta variant

    New York, July 31 : Leaked documents from America's premier public health fighting force show it is getting ready to go from what US President Joe Biden described as the country's "summer of freedom" to "war has changed" on the Covid-19 delta variant in a short span of barely a month. After Covid-19 has killed 612,000 people in the US...

    • 6 days ago
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    Only 3% Labourers Got Jobs under MNREGS in Bihar in 2014-19: CAG

    Patna July 30 : Bihar's Nitish Kumar government managed to gave only 3 per cent employment to labourers under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) between 2014 to 2019, the Comptroller and Auditor General said in a report. As per the report, there were 26 to 36 per cent people in Bihar who applied for 100 days guaranteed employment under the...

    • 7 days ago
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    Third Covid-19 vaccine dose strongly boosts protection against Delta variant: Pfizer

    Washington, July 29 : American biopharmaceutical company Pfizer has said a third dose of its Covid-19 vaccine can "strongly" boost protection against the Delta variant. Antibody levels against the Delta variant in people aged 18 to 55 who receive a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine are greater than five-fold than following a second dose,...

    • a week ago
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    Mamata Banerjee and the Politics of Commissions

    Kolkata, July 28 : Before going to Delhi on Monday Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the setting up of a commission to inquire into phone hacking of various influential persons of the state. This is the 17th commission set up by Mamata Banerjee in her 10 years of reign as the Chief Minister of which only four commissions have submitted but none has been made public or tabled in the Assembly...

    • a week ago

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