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As virus cases rise, so do pleas for Russians to get vaccine

“I can’t understand what’s going on,” President Vladimir Putin said, a rare admission of bewilderment from the steely leader. “We have a reliable and efficient vaccine. The vaccine really reduces the risks of illness, grave complications and death.”

International Day of The Girl Child UN program
International Day of The Girl Child UN program

When COVID-19 closed schools in Basra, southern Iraq, the academic prospects for many schoolgirls were put at risk. On International Day of The Girl Child, we look at a UN program which is helping girls in the region to keep learning.

The coal maker sitting pretty on tight supply and high prices
The coal maker sitting pretty on tight supply and high prices

The surge in coal prices coupled with the Coal India’s efforts to raise production has meant that earnings prospects are upbeat. The company’s production and dispatches for Sept remained reasonably strong despite being impacted by monsoon