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Friday, May 24, 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 (3022 results)
May 23, 2019 19:45
From holding car rallies with Modi’s image in various towns across the UK, to making hundreds of thousands of calls from a call centre in London to friends and family members in India, the role of UK-based supporters included 2,000 volunteers travelling... read more
May 23, 2019 17:31
The opulent wardrobe of Maharaja Duleep Singh is one of the highlights of a major exhibition showcasing Queen Victoria’s complex love affair with India at the Kensington Palace from Friday, marking the 200th anniversary of her birth. read more
May 23, 2019 17:08
The student and parents have not been named, but Paula Dobbin, head of the Redscope Primary School in Rotherham, has written to all parents when several students did not attend school due to concerns over the ‘kirpan’ she carried. read more
May 22, 2019 08:01
The Guru Nanak Chair funded by India is to be based in a university in the Midlands region of England, which has a considerable population of Sikh and Indian origin. read more
May 21, 2019 21:44
May has rejected on umpteen occasions the demand for another referendum, on the ground that it would betray the trust in democracy of the people, who voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum read more
May 20, 2019 14:39
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn donned a ‘patka’ and served food during ‘langar’ at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Southall on Sunday as part of campaigning for the May 23 elections to the European Parliament, and reiterated promises to the Sikh c... read more
May 19, 2019 18:19
It would be May’s fourth attempt to seek its passage through parliament, after the agreement was voted down thrice in the House of Commons. Unless it was fundamentally changed, the opposition Labour said it is likely to be rejected again. read more
May 18, 2019 22:28
Jaspal, who has been a councillor in the City of Wolverhampton Council since 2012, is responsible for policy areas that include resilience and business continuity, community safety and cohesion, healthy ageing and healthy life expectancy. read more
May 18, 2019 10:18
Following talks with the Indian community, the Inverclyde Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to recognise the ritual, and has installed railings at the Newark slipway in Port Glasgow, 35 km from Glasgow. read more
May 17, 2019 18:25
May was forced to turn to Labour after the EU withdrawal agreement was voted down thrice in the House of Commons, including by a large section of rebels in her own party. read more
May 17, 2019 12:14
The Global Drug Survey released in London on Thursday reports that Britons got drunk 51.1 times over a year – almost once every week. read more
May 17, 2019 00:05
Citing a business case as well as personal, the mayor of West Midlands – one of the largest regions in England – is campaigning for a direct air link between Birmingham and Mumbai, with much support from the people in the area. read more
May 16, 2019 21:29
Facing mounting pressure to announce departure date, Prime Minister Theresa May and an influential committee of the Conservative party on Thursday agreed she would announce a timetable to resign in early June. read more
May 16, 2019 21:18
An Indian citizen who stalked a woman over a period of 18 months after she once served him in a shop in London has been jailed by the Isleworth Crown Court for a total of 29 months after he pleaded guilty, the police said on Thursday. read more
May 15, 2019 18:25
However, there are already doubts about the cross-party talks ever reaching a consensus position, given the opposing views on both sides on the approach to Brexit, particularly on the UK remaining in the EU customs union (Labour’s demand), which is opposed... read more