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Monday, Sep 21, 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 (3946 results)
Aug 15, 2020 17:31
The virtual event organised by the Indian high commission included an address by envoy Gaitri Kumar, a message from Tariq Ahmad, minister for Asia in the Boris Johnson government, and members of the House of Lords Swraj Paul and Karan Bilimoria, among others. read more
Aug 14, 2020 14:25
The enforcement measures include doubling the fine to a maximum of £3,200 for those who repeatedly flout face covering rules, and new fines introduced for people hosting raves or other unlawful gatherings of more than 30 people. read more
Aug 13, 2020 17:11
Fishing retailers have reported a spike in demand for beginners’ kits and tackle since restrictions eased on May 13. read more
Aug 13, 2020 14:20
Billed as the ‘world’s largest home antibody testing programme for coronavirus’, the study tracked the spread of infection across England after the first peak. read more
Aug 12, 2020 16:57
Chancellor Rishi Sunak declared on Wednesday that ‘hard times are here’ after new official figures showed that the United Kingdom had fallen into deep recession – the GDP is down by 20.4% – as the coronavirus pandemic takes a heavy toll of lives, lifestyles and jobs. read more
Aug 11, 2020 17:57
As lockdowns and restrictions in various countries encourage many to dust-off old books and revel in the delights of literature, the University of Oxford on Tuesday launched a book club that will weekly release a selected book extract that could be read in 10 minutes. read more
Aug 11, 2020 16:43
The scheme, intended to encourage people to eat out and help the struggling restaurant industry hit by the coronavirus pandemic, began on August 3 and runs until the end of the month. The Boris Johnson government has set aside £500 million for the scheme. read more
Aug 11, 2020 00:35
The glasses were sent last week to the auction house in an ordinary envelope put in its letter-box by an unnamed vendor who did not realise its value. The glasses were in the vendor’s family for nearly a century, given to his uncle by Gandhi between 1920 and 1930. read more
Aug 06, 2020 17:35
Two children of Indian parents --- aged 9 and 11 --- are the focus of legal action in the high court of England and Wales, with the local authority in Birmingham keen to apply for British citizenship on their behalf, and the parents opposed to the change of citizenship. read more
Aug 06, 2020 16:35
Hardip Singh Khaira, 43, was director of HK Construction incorporated in 2011 to provide groundwork construction services, including drainage and concreting. The company traded from its premises in Coatbridge, north Lanarkshire, until July 2019 read more
Aug 06, 2020 14:37
The project is part of a £8 million package of UK-India government-backed research aimed at deepening existing scientific research collaboration with five new programmes to tackle anti-microbial resistance (AMR). read more
Aug 05, 2020 15:56
The Bhopal disaster is the reason why regulation of the right kind that has teeth is important because not everyone plays by the rules, said Britain’s environment agency chief. read more
Aug 05, 2020 15:39
The Home Affairs Select Committee is particularly critical in its report of the decision on March 13 to remove self-isolation guidance for travellers arriving at a time when other comparable countries were strengthening their border measures. read more
Aug 04, 2020 21:20
The award was announced virtually during the 11th annual Fastmarkets Global Awards for Steel Excellence, which is one of the prestigious awards in the global steel industry. The award is for the company’s hydrologic sprinkler pipe. read more
Aug 04, 2020 14:57
The study by the Oxford-in-Berlin research partnership and the WZB Social Sciences Center Berlin reveals that many highly-educated British citizens keen on a future in continental Europe are likely to migrate, based on OECD and Eurostat data. read more