German minister quits amid thesis plagiarism allegations

Franziska Giffey. AP Photo BERLIN: A prominent German government minister resigned on Wednesday as a long-running controversy over allegations of plagiarism in her doctoral thesis nears its conclusion. But Franziska Giffey, a center-left Social Democrat who had been Germany‘s minister for women and families since 2018, stuck to her bid to become Berlin’s mayor in … Read more

Top Indian virologist Shahid Jameel quits government panel after airing differences

Top Indian virologist Shahid Jameel quits government panel after airing differences Shahid Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum known as INSACOG, declined to give a reason for his resignation. A top Indian virologist has resigned from a forum of scientific advisers set up by the government to detect variants of the … Read more