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Wednesday, Sep 23, 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 (3955 results)
Sep 23, 2020 05:47
As the day-rise of new cases climbed to 4,926 on Tuesday evening, and a cumulative total of 403,551 with 41,825 deaths, Johnson abandoned his earlier optimistic outlook, and said if need be, the army would be deployed to ensure official guidance is followed. read more
Sep 23, 2020 04:48
President Donald Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden said, “With this crisis that required serious presidential leadership, he just wasn’t up to it. He froze... and America has paid the worst price of any nation in the world.” read more
Sep 22, 2020 20:08
The sociologist has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge, making her also the first woman of colour to hold such a role. read more
Sep 22, 2020 19:54
Renewed concern over managing the Covid-19 pandemic was prompted by expert modelling that showed new cases doubling every seven days, which could lead to 50,000 day-cases by the middle of October. read more
Sep 22, 2020 17:25
Releasing a report on forced labour in Tibet by academic Adrian Zenz, the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China said governments should impose targeted sanctions on those responsible. read more
Sep 22, 2020 16:34
At least 50 such properties in England and Wales are linked to the East India Company, whose employees earned fortunes in India and returned home to build large houses and live in splendour. read more
Sep 22, 2020 04:59
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to make a statement in parliament on Tuesday to announce new measures to deal with the virus, seeking to strike a balance between ensuring public health and preventing further blows to Britain’s battered economy. read more
Sep 21, 2020 18:25
The police released new CCTV footage that shows a vehicle parked on the street where the offence took place before the burglary. The suspects are described as three white men with eastern European accents. read more
Sep 21, 2020 18:12
Senior health official projects 50,000 cases per day in mid-October and more than 200 daily deaths by mid-November. read more
Sep 20, 2020 18:09
Labour leader Keir Starmer, who is beginning the party’s annual conference virtually, said he would support another national lockdown. read more
Sep 20, 2020 06:34
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “We are now seeing a second wave coming in. We’ve seen it in France, in Spain, across Europe. It’s been absolutely inevitable, I’m afraid, that we would see it in this country. read more
Sep 20, 2020 00:44
The confidential assessment of Gandhi’s tenure in office was penned by the British high commissioner in New Delhi, David Goodall, and welcomed in the Foreign Office in London as an “astute and perceptive analysis”. It has now been declassified and released by National Archives. read more
Sep 19, 2020 18:22
The Boris Johnson government is considering imposing another nationwide lockdown after the UK reported a fresh surge of Covid-19 cases, with experts and ministers huddled in meetings over the weekend amid growing ire over steps taken to stop the spread of the virus. read more
Sep 18, 2020 21:12
The disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of the royal honour of CBE awarded to him in January 2004 for his contribution to the British film industry. read more
Sep 18, 2020 17:26
The nearly 200 ‘irreplaceable’ books were stolen by a Romanian gang in a sophisticated burglary in west London in January 2017. read more