Day: February 21, 2021

Snubbed as Obama high court pick, Garland in line to be AG

WASHINGTON — The last time Merrick Garland was nominated by the White House for a job, Republicans wouldn’t even meet with him. Now, the once-snubbed Supreme Court pick will finally come before the Senate, this time as President Joe Biden’s choice for attorney general. Garland, an appeals court judge, is widely expected to […]

Cyprus activists: Hunters’ lead pellets threaten flamingos

LARNACA, Cyprus — Conservationists in Cyprus are urging authorities to expand a hunting ban throughout a coastal salt lake network amid concerns that migrating flamingos could potentially swallow lethal quantities of lead shotgun pellets. Martin Hellicar, director of Birdlife Cyprus, said flamingos are at risk of ingesting the […]

Biden withdraws Trump’s restoration of UN sanctions on Iran

UNITED NATIONS — The Biden administration on Thursday rescinded former president Donald Trump’s restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran, an announcement that could help Washington move toward rejoining the 2015 nuclear agreement aimed at reining in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Acting U.S. Ambassador Richard Mills sent a […]

‘I thought we were done’: Parts fall from sky in plane scare

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — David Delucia was settling back into his airplane seat and starting to relax on his way to a long-awaited vacation when a huge explosion and flash of light interrupted an in-flight announcement and put him in survival mode. The Boeing 777-200, headed from Denver to […]

S.African variant outbreak shrinking in Britain, Hancock says

Britain believes it is getting on top of outbreaks of a South African variant of the coronavirus and is also seeing signs that hospitalisations are falling quickly following the vaccine roll-out, the health secretary said on Sunday. Hancock told the BBC there had been around 300 cases of […]

Huge crowds in Myanmar undeterred by worst day of violence

Huge crowds marched in Myanmar on Sunday to denounce a Feb. 1 military coup in a show of defiance after the bloodiest episode of the campaign for democracy the previous day, when security forces fired on protesters, killing two. The military has been unable to quell the demonstrations […]

Israel’s COVID vaccination pass opens fast track to normal life

Israel reopened swathes of its economy including malls and leisure facilities on Sunday, with the government saying the start of a return to routine was enabled by COVID-19 vaccines administered to almost half the population. Shops were open to all. But access to gyms, hotels and theatres was […]

Protesting Indian farmers vow to amass more supporters outside capital Delhi

More than 100,000 farmers and farm workers gathered in India’s northern Punjab state on Sunday in a show of strength against new farm laws, where union leaders called on supporters to amass outside the capital New Delhi on Feb. 27. Tens of thousands of Indian growers have already […]

Biden’s first month was a ‘honeymoon,’ but bigger challenges loom ahead

One month into the job, President Joe Biden is on the cusp of securing a bigger economic rescue package than during the 2009 financial crisis. He has wiped out his predecessor Donald Trump’s policies from climate change to travel bans, while the U.S. daily COVID-19 vaccine distribution rate […]

Director Agriculture Jammu flags off 26 farmers for Exposure Visit outside UT

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 21: Five Day Training cum Exposure Visit of the farmers of Jammu District outside the UT was today flagged off today by Director Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare, Jammu, Inderjeet. The Visit of farmers to CSK Agriculture University, Palampur (H.P) has been arranged under ATMA. The […]

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