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Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
Prasun Sonwalkar

Prasun Sonwalkar


Prasun Sonwalkar is Editor (UK & Europe), Hindustan Times. During more than three decades, he held senior positions on the Desk, besides reporting from India’s north-east and other states, including a decade covering politics from New Delhi. He has been reporting from UK and Europe since 1999.

articles by Prasun Sonwalkar (3270 results)
Oct 18, 2019 17:52
In power since 2017 with support from the 10-member Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Johnson government has been forced to seek new supporters after the Northern Ireland-based party announced it would vote against the agreement on what is called... read more
Oct 17, 2019 20:42
The new Brexit agreement marks a compromise on the part of both London and Brussels on the key issue of Northern Ireland, with political and other implications on the geographically separated part of the United Kingdom on the island of Ireland. read more
Oct 15, 2019 23:23
Donations from India include one from the Karnataka government in February to establish a professorship in the Anthropology of India in memory of noted sociologist-anthropologist M N Srinivas, who studied at Oxford in the 1940s. read more
Oct 15, 2019 23:03
The majority of hate crimes were related to race (76 per cent), while those linked to religion show that 47 per cent affected Muslims, 3 per cent Sikhs (188 incidents), 2 per cent Hindus (114 incidents) and 19 incidents affected Buddhists. read more
Oct 15, 2019 14:41
Atwood, who last won the prize in 2000 for ‘The Blind Assassin’, won the 2019 prize for her ‘The Testaments’, while Evaristo, the first black woman to win the prize, was awarded for ‘Girl, Woman, Other’. They will share the £50,000 prize money. read more
Oct 14, 2019 17:41
The growing protest from large sections of the 1.5-million strong Indian community is significant in the history of British politics. Rarely have so many community organisations made their views known on any single issue, putting one of the two main... read more
Oct 11, 2019 23:23
While the denomination bearing Gandhi’s image has not been revealed yet, Javid, who was culture secretary when a Gandhi statue was installed in London in 2015, told an annual awards event that as Master of the Royal Mint, he has called for plans to issue... read more
Oct 11, 2019 15:37
The spectacular lights switch-on ceremony will be held along Belgrave Road, UK, the hub of Asian business and culture dotted with several Indian banks, jewellery shops, restaurants as well as shops offering merchandise sourced from India, UK and els... read more
Oct 11, 2019 10:16
Pakistani-origin British chancellor , Sajid Javid, told an annual awards event that as Master of the Royal Mint, he has called for plans to issue the coins to be advanced. read more
Oct 11, 2019 05:08
Corbyn admitted in a letter to the Labour Friends of India that “some of the language” used in the resolution was open to misinterpretation, insisting that he understood the concerns in the 1.5 million-strong Indian community here. read more
Oct 10, 2019 19:26
Altaf Hussain, 66, was charged under section 1(2) of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2006 with encouraging terrorism, the police said in a statement. read more
Oct 09, 2019 14:42
Vara, who has been an MP since 2005 and held various ministerial roles under the prime ministership of David Cameron and Theresa May, resigned as minister for Northern Ireland in November 2018 to oppose the EU withdrawal agreement reached by May. read more
Oct 07, 2019 18:36
Kuruvilla and his colleague Najeeb Nazeer were preparing to close their convenience store in December 2017 when a teenager entered the shop brandishing what they believed to be a firearm demanding money from the till. read more
Oct 07, 2019 15:41
Four seats in the 230-member assembly were yet to be declared but Costa, who leads the Socialist party (PS), has begun the process of forming a government with outside support. read more