Explained: What’s in the climate, healthcare, and tax Bill set to become law in the US?

Democrats scored a major policy victory when the United States Senate passed a $430 billion climate change, healthcare and tax bill that will help reduce the carbon emissions that drive climate change while also cutting drug costs for the elderly. President Joe Biden’s congressional allies hope the Bill, which they pushed through the Senate over united Republican opposition, will boost their chances in the November 8 midterm elections, when Republicans are favoured to recapture the majority in at least one chamber of Congress. The package, called the Inflation Reduction Act,…

Schengen Visa: Voluminous paperwork for a Schengen visa astounds Twitter users

Ever tried for a travel visa to any of the Western countries? If yes, you will feel for this person. Twitter user Saptarshi Prakash, whose bio identifies him as director of design at Swiggy, recently shared a picture of the paperwork he needed to submit for a Schengen visa. “Applying for a tourist visa to one of the most developed countries of the world. This is the amount of paper I m supposed to carry to prove that I have the money to stay there and come back,” he wrote.…

Colombo allows Pakistani frigate Taimur to dock, Dhaka says no | World News

While Chinese built PNS Taimur is on its way to Karachi from Shanghai, the warship has conducted exercises with Cambodian and Malaysian Navies and will expand is diplomatic engagement with Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has allowed permission to the Chinese built-Pakistani guided missile frigate PNS Taimur to make a port call at Colombo while on its way to join the Pakistan Navy in Karachi. Build by Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, the warship is on its maiden voyage to Pakistan while exercising en-route with Cambodian and Malaysian navies. The ship is…

Kremlin: No basis for meeting between Putin and Zelenskiy

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday there was no basis for a meeting between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents at the moment. In response to a question about Turkish President Tayyip…

Is the Fuel Price Hike in Bangladesh a Sign of an Ongoing Economic Crisis? All You Need to Know

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka witnessed long queues outside petrol stations over the weekend as the government raised fuel prices. The long queues outside the petrol stations sparked fears that Dhaka may be on the same trajectory like Dhaka and Islamabad but the brighter side is that Bangladesh, unlike its Asian neighbours, has not defaulted on its payments. How much is the oil price hike? The government announced that it hiked fuel prices by up to 51.7%. Now petrol prices are Tk 130, up by Tk 44 or almost 52%. The energy…

Protest erupts in Bangladesh over record hike in fuel prices

DHAKA: Protests have erupted across Bangladesh after the government has increased fuel prices by more than 50 per cent in the country. Several student organizations including Bangladesh Students’ Federation staged rallies protesting against the sudden rise in fuel prices in front of the National Museum at Shahbagh on Saturday, Dhaka Tribune reported. Meanwhile, the progressive student alliance held a separate protest rally. “Common people are already in hardship to cope with the rise of living costs. Government’s looting of Public property and mismanagement led people toward this suffering,” one of…

Air traffic returning to normal, says Taiwan govt | World News

Air traffic around Taiwan is gradually returning to normal after airspace surrounding the island reopened, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications said on Monday, although China later announced fresh military drills in the area. China last week deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near during military exercises sparked by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The drills led some airlines to cancel flights to Taipei and to alter flight paths between Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia to avoid the affected area. Beijing-issued notices to…

Viral Video of rhino running on road

There have been major concerns about people encroaching deeper and deeper into natural habitats in the past few years. This causes inevitable encounters of humans with wild animals which is unpleasant and scary for both the parties. Adding another example to the instances which have proven this concern to be a real issue, a video of a rhinoceros has now become viral. The video was posted by IFS officer Susanta Nanda, with the caption “When the human settlement strays into a rhino habitat… Don’t confuse with Rhino straying in to…

The recent killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque have shaken the city. Here’s what we know

The killings of Mohammad Ahmadi, 62, Muhammad Afzaal Hussain, 27, Aftab Hussein, 41, and Naeem Hussain, 25, all have one commonality: the victims were all Muslim and of South Asian descent, according to Albuquerque police. The three most recent killings happened within the span of two weeks, putting the city on edge as police probed for potential links between the attacks, and put a spotlight on an unsolved homicide from November 2021. “While we are still sifting through all the evidence to look for more connections, it is deeply troubling…

Russia-Ukraine War: Live Updates – The New York Times

An apartment building heavily damaged by Russian attacks in Kostiantynivka, Ukraine, on Friday. Some experts fear a new report will give Russia an excuse to further target civilian areas.Credit…David Guttenfelder for The New York Times The director of Amnesty International’s Ukraine office resigned on Friday to protest a lengthy statement by the wider organization that accuses Ukrainian soldiers of employing tactics of war that endanger civilians. In what it called an “extended press release,” the international human rights group said on Thursday that “Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm’s…