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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain March 3, 2021.(REUTERS)

Boris Johnson gives up ‘late-night cheese’ to lose 14 pounds

Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Bloomberg, London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:23 PM IST
In a video posted on Instagram, Johnson said he had lost “quite a lot” of weight by eating fewer carbohydrates and going for early-morning runs.
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Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)
Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)

Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:47 AM IST
While the efficacy of vaccines on mutated Covid-19 strains are under debate, the tightening of quarantine models to contain the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants is damping hopes of a swift rebound in international air travel.
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Boris Johnson caused a major public row with a 2018 column in which he likened Muslim women wearing burqas to letterboxes and bank robbers.(Bloomberg)
Boris Johnson caused a major public row with a 2018 column in which he likened Muslim women wearing burqas to letterboxes and bank robbers.(Bloomberg)

UK PM Johnson suggests he left journalism because he was always abusing people

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:26 PM IST
As a young man, Boris Johnson was sacked from his first job in journalism, at the Times newspaper, for making up a quote.
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Covid-19: Non-essential international travel banned to and from UK till May 17(Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash)
Covid-19: Non-essential international travel banned to and from UK till May 17(Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash)

Covid-19: Non-essential international travel banned to and from UK till May 17

ANI
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:25 AM IST
As the new Covid-19 strain spreads in United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a ban on non-essential international travel from and to the country till at least May 17, domestic overnight stays and self-contained accommodation will be allowed no earlier than 12 April
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Downing Street in London on February 19, 2021. - (AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for a virtual meeting of G7 leaders in the Cabinet Room at Downing Street in London on February 19, 2021. - (AFP)

UK accelerates vaccine rollout as end of lockdown in sight

AFP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will outline the lockdown review in parliament on Monday, said the faster inoculation campaign would seek to offer a first dose to everyone aged over 50 by mid-April.
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The UK stands in solidarity with India and is ready to offer any support needed, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted. (AFP)
The UK stands in solidarity with India and is ready to offer any support needed, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted. (AFP)

Uttarakhand glacier burst: UK PM Boris Johnson expresses solidarity with India

ANI, London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:19 AM IST
Taking to Twitter, Johnson said that the UK is ready to offer any support required to India after the devastating floods in Uttarakhand.
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"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)
"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)

India thanks British PM Boris Johnson for Republic Day wishes

ANI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:17 PM IST
Anurag Srivastava, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, tweeted "We thank Prime Minister of United Kingdom @BorisJohnson for his warm wishes on the occasion of India's 72nd RepublicDay."
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Plans towards FTA are expected to be formalised during the visit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to India in the coming months.(Reuters)
Plans towards FTA are expected to be formalised during the visit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to India in the coming months.(Reuters)

Enhanced trade partnership first step towards UK-India FTA, says UK minister

PTI, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 02:36 PM IST
UK-India bilateral trade increased by over 11 per cent to nearly 24 billion pounds and the UK was the largest European market for India’s goods exports in the 2019-20 financial year.
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The leaders discussed the need for coordination on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, Iran, and Russia.(AFP)
The leaders discussed the need for coordination on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, Iran, and Russia.(AFP)

Joe Biden talks transatlantic ties, Covid-19, climate change with Boris Johnson

PTI, Washington/london
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 04:18 PM IST
The conversation with UK PM Johnson over phone on Saturday was Biden’s third involving a foreign leader since his inauguration on Wednesday.
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The UK, which has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people as possible a first dose of vaccine quickly.(AP)
The UK, which has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, adopted the policy in order to give as many people as possible a first dose of vaccine quickly.(AP)

UK doctors seek 'urgent review' of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 09:18 PM IST
AstraZeneca has said it believes a first dose of its vaccine offers protection after 12 weeks, but Pfizer says it has not tested the efficacy of its jab after such a long gap.
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain January 11, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT(via REUTERS)
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain January 11, 2021. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT(via REUTERS)

Rishi Sunak draws up plans to boost UK welfare payments

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 12:02 PM IST
The chancellor of the exchequer has already topped up weekly payments to the low-paid and unemployed in the pandemic.
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Britain's Chief Executive of the National Health Service Simon Stevens at a virtual news conference on the Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)
Britain's Chief Executive of the National Health Service Simon Stevens at a virtual news conference on the Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)

1 Covid-19 patient getting admitted to hospital every 30 seconds: NHS chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:15 PM IST
The United Kingdom has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases following the emergence of highly transmissible variants of Sars-CoV-2.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson.(REUTERS)

UK's PM Johnson pledges Covid-19 vaccine program to operate 24-7

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Boris Johnson said “at the moment, the limit is on supply” of the vaccines rather than on the ability of the country's health service to deliver jabs quickly.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visit to India has been called off.(AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visit to India has been called off.(AP)

UK PM’s 7-mile bike ride defended as action on lockdown breaches toughens

By Harshit Sabarwal | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The Prime Minister’s spokesperson said any suggestion that Johnson had broken the rules after being spotted on his bike near the Olympic Park on Sunday was "wrong” and the Met Police chief confirmed it was not against the law.
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India decided against inviting a foreign guest to the Republic Day parade after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his visit due to the Covid-19 pandemic(Bloomberg)
India decided against inviting a foreign guest to the Republic Day parade after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson cancelled his visit due to the Covid-19 pandemic(Bloomberg)

Covid-19 shadow on 72nd Republic Day: No foreign guest after UK PM opted out

UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:50 AM IST
  • One of the factors that convinced India to decide not to invite a foreign guest was the fluid nature of the coronavirus pandemic after new strains were reported from the UK and South Africa.
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Alok Sharma has been leading the UK’s climate diplomacy, since assuming the role in February 2020, and will now focus on it exclusively.(REUTERS)
Alok Sharma has been leading the UK’s climate diplomacy, since assuming the role in February 2020, and will now focus on it exclusively.(REUTERS)

Alok Sharma made president of UN climate conference in Glasgow

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:49 PM IST
COP26, the conference of parties of UN climate negotiations, will be the largest summit the UK has ever hosted, bringing together representatives from nearly 200 countries, including leaders, experts, and campaigners.
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In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo remain in the European Union, anti-Brexit protesters, including one with a placard depicting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson under the thumb of US President Donald Trump, demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, on the day of Prime Minister's Questions taking place inside.(AP)
In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo remain in the European Union, anti-Brexit protesters, including one with a placard depicting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson under the thumb of US President Donald Trump, demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London, on the day of Prime Minister's Questions taking place inside.(AP)

Boris Johnson is embarrassed by Donald Trump

By Bloomberg Opinion
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:27 PM IST
As the democratic world reacted with horror to Wednesday’s insurrection at the Capitol, Johnson tweeted “Disgraceful scenes in US Congress,” adding that “the United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.” 
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Under new rules announced by the British government, anyone failing to produce the evidence of a negative test will be hit with an immediate fine of 500 pounds ($678).(Pixabay)
Under new rules announced by the British government, anyone failing to produce the evidence of a negative test will be hit with an immediate fine of 500 pounds ($678).(Pixabay)

UK imposes mandatory Covid tests on all incoming travellers

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:18 AM IST
All passengers arriving in the U.K. will be required to prove they do not have coronavirus, showing a negative test result taken within 72 hours of the start of their journey.
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Britain's health secretary Matt Hancock, speaks at a news conference.(Reuters)
Britain's health secretary Matt Hancock, speaks at a news conference.(Reuters)

Britain working with Pfizer, AstraZeneca to increase vaccine supplies

By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni | London
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 09:11 PM IST
More than 1.3 million people in the United Kingdom have received one shot of either AstraZeneca’s or Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, but the government needs to be administering around 2 million doses a week to hit its February target.
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Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)
Supporters of US President Donald Trump gather in front of the Capitol Building in Washington.(REUTERS)

World leaders are appalled by storming of US Capitol

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:54 AM IST
“Disgraceful scenes in US Congress,” tweeted Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, a staunch ally of the United States over generations. “The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.”
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A man runs across the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle on Wednesday as England began a new lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19.(Bloomberg)
A man runs across the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle on Wednesday as England began a new lockdown to tackle the spread of Covid-19.(Bloomberg)

UK Covid deaths, cases hit records as England starts third lockdown

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Official figures showed 1,041 people died in the last 24 hours and 62,322 new cases were recorded, with 30,451 patients in hospital, 2,645 of them on ventilators.
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The UK is in a maelstrom of rising Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths. Britain reported more than 60,000 new daily coronavirus cases for the first time on Tuesday.(AP)
The UK is in a maelstrom of rising Covid-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths. Britain reported more than 60,000 new daily coronavirus cases for the first time on Tuesday.(AP)

UK leader to use ‘every second’ to vaccinate the vulnerable against Covid-19

By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Hospitals in England are currently treating over 26,000 coronavirus patients, 40% more than during the first peak of the pandemic last April.
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Johnson underlined his promise to vaccinate almost 14 million people at the highest risk and carers by mid-February. He said 1.3 million people across the UK had already received the first of two shots.(AP (Representative Image))
Johnson underlined his promise to vaccinate almost 14 million people at the highest risk and carers by mid-February. He said 1.3 million people across the UK had already received the first of two shots.(AP (Representative Image))

One in 50 now infected, UK steps up coronavirus vaccination drive

By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:50 AM IST
Rocketing case rates from the new virus strain mean one person in every 50 in England now has Covid-19, while in London one in 30 is infected, official survey results showed.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he has his temperature checked during a visit to Chase Farm Hospital in north London, Britain, on January 4, 2021.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he has his temperature checked during a visit to Chase Farm Hospital in north London, Britain, on January 4, 2021.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 worries force UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call off India visit

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:45 PM IST
In New Delhi, people familiar with developments said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his regrets to the UK PM due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in Britain
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visit to India has been called off.(AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visit to India has been called off.(AP)

Boris Johnson speaks to PM Modi, expresses regret for calling off Republic Day visit

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:37 PM IST
Boris Johnson hopes to be able to visit India in the first half of 2021, and ahead of the UK’s G7 Summit that Prime Minister Modi is due to attend.
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Commuters on the concourse at London Waterloo railway station in London, UK on Tuesday.(Bloomberg Photo)
Commuters on the concourse at London Waterloo railway station in London, UK on Tuesday.(Bloomberg Photo)

UK heads for deeper double dip recession with third lockdown

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:53 PM IST
While the damage from the latest lockdown is not predicted to be as severe as the record 18.8% contraction in the second quarter of last year, it continues a torrid period for the UK and may boost the long-term scarring effects of the virus.
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People walk next to a train at Waterloo station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Britain, on January 5, 2021.(REUTERS)
People walk next to a train at Waterloo station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus outbreak, in London, Britain, on January 5, 2021.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: UK announces £4.6 billion in new lockdown grants

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Michael Gove, UK cabinet minister, said on Tuesday the new lockdown may last until March. Parliament has been recalled on Wednesday to pass related legislation for the third lockdown since March 2020
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Nearly empty pavements on the normally busy Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, northern England, early Tuesday.(AP Photo)
Nearly empty pavements on the normally busy Quayside in Newcastle upon Tyne, northern England, early Tuesday.(AP Photo)

UK’s Rishi Sunak to set out more aid for lockdown-hit businesses

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England into a fresh lockdown late Monday, amid warnings that the National Health Service is at risk of being overwhelmed by soaring coronavirus infection rates.
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The full emergency lockdown is a devastating blow for companies large and small that have already had to cope with months of disruption since the pandemic took hold in March.(Bloomberg Photo)
The full emergency lockdown is a devastating blow for companies large and small that have already had to cope with months of disruption since the pandemic took hold in March.(Bloomberg Photo)

UK businesses plead for help after latest England lockdown

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Industry groups representing retail, pubs and auto makers are pressing the government to help avert business failures by extending tax relief to companies, giving grants and assuring that the current program to support furloughs will be continued beyond April. EasyJet Plc and Next Plc signalled the new lockdowns are clouding their outlook.
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Rishi Sunak, UK chancellor of the exchequer to announce special package to help businesses.(Bloomberg)
Rishi Sunak, UK chancellor of the exchequer to announce special package to help businesses.(Bloomberg)

UK’s Sunak to announce more business aid amid latest lockdown

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 02:17 PM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered England into a fresh lockdown late Monday, amid dire warnings that the National Health Service is at risk of being overwhelmed by soaring coronavirus infection rates.
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