Prince Charles launches ‘Plant a Tree’ drive


London: Britain’s Prince Charles on Monday launched a new ‘Plant a Tree’ drive, dubbed ‘Tree-bilee’, in celebration of his mother Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The 72-year-old heir to the British throne, who is known for his conservationist drives, said the “Queen’s Green Canopy” (QGC) initiative would invite people all over the UK to start the initiative from the tree planting season in October this year through to next year as a celebration of 70 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne in February 1952. PTI

Spain sends plane to Nepal to help evacuation

Madrid: Spain is sending a plane to Nepal to pick up and bring home some 40 Spanish mountaineers, aid workers and others who have been affected by the travel ban imposed amid high Covid infection rates there. Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Monday that the plane would also take ventilators and other medical supplies to Nepal to treat patients with Covid-19. AP

US Supreme Court to weigh rollback of abortion rights

Washington: The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider a major rollback of abortion rights, saying it would decide whether states could ban abortions before a foetus could survive outside the womb. The court’s order sets up a showdown over abortion, probably in the fall, with a more conservative court seemingly ready to dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights. AP



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