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Friday, Jan 17, 2020
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 (3391 results)
Jan 04, 2020 23:36
The National Secular Society (NSS) has written to speaker Lindsay Hoyle asking for a review of the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament. It also highlighted a 2019 motion backed by MPs from across the political spectrum that called... read more
Jan 04, 2020 22:33
Castellino, who grew up in Mumbai and Mussourie, moved to the UK in 2010 after the noted soprano Patricia Rozario spotted his talent in Mumbai during her ‘Giving Voice to India’ project that seeks to improve the singing of western music in India, chorally... read more
Jan 01, 2020 18:13
According to declassified papers released by Britain’s National Archives, Prime Minister Narasimha Rao did not doubt Benazir Bhutto’s good intentions, but thought “she was immature and was not mistress in her own house”. read more
Jan 01, 2020 17:46
PM Boris Johnson said, “As we say goodbye to 2019 we can also turn the page on the division, rancour and uncertainty which has dominated public life.” read more
Dec 30, 2019 15:38
The course, the first such in Europe, is based in the Wolverhampton University’s Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies directed by academic Opinderjit Kaur Takhar. Read on to know more.. read more
Dec 28, 2019 22:47
The royal honours list is released twice a year, on New Year’s Eve and on Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday on the second Saturday of June (her real birthday is on April 21). read more
Dec 28, 2019 20:19
A customer calling from Nigeria wanted to speak to the rapper 50 Cent and asked the British consulate to share his phone number. read more
Dec 28, 2019 06:07
The royal honours list comprising the UK’s highest civilian awards is released twice a year, on New Year’s eve and on Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday on the second Saturday of June (her real birthday is on April 21). read more
Dec 28, 2019 01:28
The red phone booths may be objects of curiosity and attraction for tourists in the digital age, but are as much a British icon as the Queen, Big Ben and Shakespeare. read more
Dec 27, 2019 23:35
Rickshaws fitted with motors to increase speed contravene rules, since they become classified as ‘motor vehicles’, which requires them to be taxed, insured and registered. read more
Dec 25, 2019 20:06
Users could receive a warning alert with a ‘Hate O’Meter’ – the hate speech severity score – the sender’s name, and an option to view the content or delete it unseen, akin to spam and malware. read more
Dec 25, 2019 00:26
The new group of Indian-origin MPs after the December 12 election is the latest example of the diaspora’s growing participation in politics in various countries. It is also a British success story, despite continuing concerns about racism prompted by... read more
Dec 24, 2019 21:42
Johnson’s Christmas message did not mention politics or Brexit, but Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – in his likely last such message as party leader – rued defeat in the elections. Labour is expected to elect its new leader in early 2020. read more
Dec 23, 2019 19:45
Home secretary Priti Patel said the number of eligible fellowships which can offer accelerated endorsement for visas for scientists wanting to conduct research in the UK will double from 62 to over 120 from early next year. read more
Dec 20, 2019 21:18
On January 31, the UK will cease to be an EU member, but in practice it will continue in the EU customs union, the single market and obey EU rules until the end of the transition period ending December 31, 2020. It will no longer be represented in the... read more