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.
Days before the Prafulla Kumar Mahanta government was dismissed in 1990 and the Indian Army launched Operation Bajrang against ULFA, three of its functionaries met a British diplomat and sought UK’s support to further its cause read more
DCGI has also directed the Pune-based vaccine producer to closely follow up on all the individuals who have been administered vaccine doses as part of the trial so far and submit a report immediately. read more
Nirav Modi, 49, is the subject of two extradition requests - one processed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the other by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Lodged in the Wandsworth jail since his arrest in March 2019, he has been refused bail five times. read more
The UK by law is committed to spend 0.7 per cent of its national income on aid. The amount has dwindled after the coronavirus pandemic severely impacted the economy, raising concerns among campaign groups and other stake-holders. read more
The two-part vaccine includes two adenovirus vectors – recombinant human adenovirus type 26 (rAd26-S) and recombinant human adenovirus type 5 (rAd5-S) – which have been modified to express the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein read more
Among the debutant Indian institutions in this year’s rankings, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, King George‘s Medical University (Lucknow), and Mahatma Gandhi University rank highest (601-800 band) read more