Horror As Chinese Subway Floods

Videos showed platforms submerged by a fast-flowing muddy deluge. Beijing, China: A manicured hand touches the train carriage window as a brown swirl of floodwater squeezes up against the tunnel outside — one of many scenes of desperation from an underground tragedy shared Wednesday across a stunned Chinese social media. …

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J&J Shot Performs Poorly Against Delta Variant

The study examined only one aspect of protection, J&J said in an email (File) Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid vaccine produced relatively low levels of antibodies against the delta variant in a study, raising questions about how well the shot will hold up against the strain that accounts for the …

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Shashi Tharoor-Led House Panel To Take Up Pegasus Scandal On July 28

New Delhi: Allegations that hundreds of numbers in India were potential targets of Pegasus spyware supplied to several governments worldwide will be taken up by the parliamentary panel on IT headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on July 28. The Standing Committee will discuss “citizens’ data security and privacy,” said …

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Centre After 4th Sero Survey

India has recorded over 3.12 crore cases so far. New Delhi:  The government on Tuesday said a serosurvey has found that two-thirds of the population – aged above six years – has SARS-CoV-2 antibodies but stressed that around 40 crore people are still vulnerable to the infection and “there is …

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Former Apple Daily Editor-In-Chief: Report

Police have said dozens of paper’s articles may have violated city’s China-imposed national security law Hong Kong: Hong Kong police arrested the former executive editor-in-chief of the now-closed pro-democracy Apple Daily tabloid on Wednesday, local media reported, the latest arrest in a national security investigation of media tycoon Jimmy Lai’s …

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Nearly 2,00,000 Evacuated In Central China Flooding

People wading through flood waters along a street following heavy rains in Zhengzhou (File) Beijing, China: Nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated from a flood-hit city in central China, local authorities said Wednesday, as dams burst and rivers bulged across Henan province under torrential rains. “As of 7am on July …

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Uttarakhand Gangotri National Highway Shut After Landslide, Heavy Rain

The BRO is continuously working to open the blocked Gangotri National Highway Uttarkashi: A landslide, triggered by heavy rainfall, hit the Sunagar region of Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district that blocked the Gangotri National Highway on Tuesday, district administration officials said. The highway has been blocked for over 13 hours due to …

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