Evening brief: France, Belgium, Germany join list of nations with monkeypox, and all the latest news
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Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
France, Belgium, Germany join growing list of nations with monkeypox cases
France, Germany and Belgium confirmed their first cases of the monkeypox virus on Friday, joining European nations Spain, Italy, Portugal and Sweden, and Canada, Australia and the United States in reporting a disease endemic to parts of Africa. Read more
SC won't interfere with Gyanvapi survey order, transfers case to Varanasi court
The Supreme Court on Friday said it would not interfere with the survey order passed in the Gyanvapi mosque case and asked the Varanasi district judge to decide whether the suit by the Hindu side was maintainable. Read more
MEA revokes Malayalam actor-producer Vijay Babu’s passport
The External Affairs Ministry on Friday revoked the passport of actor-cum-producer Vijay Babu, who had slipped out of the country after a Malayalam actor brought in sexual assault charges against him. Read more
India-born MP Chandra Arya's Kannada speech in Canada Parliament stuns netizens
India-born Canadian MP Chandra Arya is winning hearts online after a video of his speech at the Canadian Parliament in Kannada went viral. Watch here
'If Sehwag knows more than ICC, he's entitled to his opinion': Akhtar hits back at controversial 'chucking' remark
Pakistan star Shoaib Akhtar has responded to Virender Sehwag's bold statement questioning the former pacer's bowling action. Read more
Sidharth Shukla's last song Jeena Zaruri Hai released online, fans wonder if his family permitted it. Watch
The last song that Sidharth Shukla worked on, has been unveiled online. Titled Jeena Zaruri Hai, the music video also features Bigg Boss 15 contestant Vishal Kotian. Read more
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Tuesday that the question to be asked will be the same as that in Scotland's 2014 independence vote: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Sturgeon, who leads the Scottish National Party and the devolved government in Scotland, has said it's time to revisit the matter because of changes brought about by Brexit. Sturgeon maintains that her party's success in local elections last year gives her a mandate for a fresh referendum.
China on Tuesday slashed the length of its mandatory quarantine for inbound international travellers by half - reducing it to a week from 14 days - in the biggest change to its Covid-19 containment policy yet, signalling a gradual reopening of its borders. The country reported one locally transmitted and 21 asymptomatic Covid cases for Monday.
Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. Such social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion suddenly snapped into effect on Friday. Some even offered to mail the prescriptions to women living in states that now ban the procedure.
A flu outbreak in southern China has led to a shortage of medicines with doctors warning of dual health risks from influenza and sporadic Covid-19 outbreaks, a state media report said on Monday. Weakened herd immunity caused by continuous Covid-19 prevention measures,including lockdowns, may be partly to blame for the abnormal spike in influenza cases at this time of the year, experts said, according to a report in the Global Times.
Two new countries - Iran and Argentina - have applied to join the increasingly influential BRICS - Brazi, Russia, India, China and South Africa - grouping, an Iranian official said Monday, according to news agency Reuters. The official said Iran's inclusion in BRICS would result in 'added values for both sides'. Argentina president Alberto Fernandez wrote on Telegram '... Argentina and Iran applied to join the BRICS'.