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Unveiling his winter plan on Tuesday, Johnson told a press conference that he hoped a strengthened vaccination program- beginning from next week and includes booster shots for the over-50s and vaccines for children as young as 12, will be enough to keep Covid-19 under control.
Published on Sep 15, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UK prime minister Boris Johnson has come under fire after many Afghans who helped NATO -- and are eligible to move to Britain -- were believed to have been left stranded in Afghanistan, where they are at the mercy of the Taliban.
Published on Sep 01, 2021 09:14 AM IST
- The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the situation regarding the evacuation of British nationals and Afghans at the Kabul airport is getting “slightly better” although the logistical challenges are “formidable.”
Published on Aug 21, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The United Kingdom will resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees over a 'long term' period, the country's home secretary Priti Patel has confirmed. The development comes days after the Taliban's meteoric rise to power in Afghanistan.
Updated on Aug 18, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Updated on Jul 05, 2021 04:50 PM IST
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Boris Johnson was asked about the variant and he told Members of Parliament that it may be "considerably more transmissible" than the dominant variant in the UK first detected in the county of Kent last year.
Published on May 13, 2021 09:44 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, London
- Johnson's finances have been the subject of extensive scrutiny in recent weeks, with electoral authorities investigating the funding of refurbishments to his flat, and parliament investigating the declaration he made relating to a donor-funded foreign trip.
Published on May 12, 2021 08:02 PM IST
The country had "found itself in the teeth of the gravest pandemic for a century" and the state has "an obligation to examine its actions as rigorously and as candidly as possible and to learn every lesson for the future", Johnson told lawmakers.
Published on May 12, 2021 06:57 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
- Boris Johnson and his partner traveled to the island of Mustique over the New Year in 2020 and questions have been raised in the British media over whether he properly registered payments toward the trip.
Published on May 10, 2021 07:10 PM IST
- The "Super Thursday" local and regional contests could reshape the UK as pro-independence forces in Scotland, where voting for the devolved parliament was also held, bid to break away.
Published on May 07, 2021 06:18 PM IST
- After the coronavirus outbreak forced one set of local elections to be pushed back by 12 months, two years’ of polls will be held across Britain on Thursday, including for 143 English councils, the Scottish and Welsh parliaments and the mayor of London.
Published on May 05, 2021 10:19 PM IST
- The IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for manufacturing activity rose to 60.9 in April from 58.9 in March, slightly above an earlier flash estimate of 60.7 and its highest reading since July 1994.
Published on May 04, 2021 10:58 PM IST
- Free test kits will be made available through local pharmacies, community centers and home delivery services, when the new regime goes live on April 9.
Published on Apr 05, 2021 06:01 AM IST
- More than 70 members of Parliament from three parties -- including 41 from Johnson’s Tories -- pledged to oppose the use of vaccine certificates, calling them “divisive and discriminatory.”
Updated on Apr 02, 2021 09:11 AM IST
- Demonstrators had gathered in front of a police station in Bristol for a sit-down protest against the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill
Published on Mar 27, 2021 05:44 PM IST
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- Women's Super League clubs Birmingham City Women and Bristol City Women along with second-tier Championship clubs Blackburn Rovers Ladies, Lewes Women, London Bees and London City Lionesses will receive the funding.
Published on Mar 20, 2021 01:02 PM IST
Setting out his principles for the UK’s future foreign and defense policy, Johnson told Parliament his administration would defend its values as well as its interests.
Published on Mar 17, 2021 04:07 PM IST
"Cyber power is revolutionising the way we live our lives and fight our wars, just as air power did 100 years ago," Johnson said in a statement released by his office on Saturday.
Published on Mar 14, 2021 07:14 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
The English Football Association disclosed the financial assistance for a potential British Isles bid on Monday as it received fresh backing from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Published on Mar 02, 2021 09:59 AM IST
PTI | , London
Britain's economy is set to shrink sharply in early 2021 though manufacturers are upbeat about prospects later in the year, when they expect lockdown restrictions to end.
Updated on Mar 01, 2021 07:34 PM IST
In the UK, more than 17.5 million people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Published on Feb 22, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- The new HQ will have at least 500 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Group roles spread across the region by 2025 – with further increases planned by 2030
Published on Feb 20, 2021 04:43 PM IST
PTI | , London
Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations pledged during a call on Friday to sustain government spending to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Published on Feb 20, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Earlier today, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar also met Alok Sharma and discussed important issues, for negotiations to be held in Glasgow later this year.
Published on Feb 16, 2021 04:01 PM IST
The UK’s vaccination program continues at speed, with more than 13 million people having now received their first dose. Data relating to the pandemic is also improving, with cases of the virus, hospitalizations and deaths all falling, Vallance said.
Published on Feb 11, 2021 02:03 PM IST
As teachers’ unions have been calling for a countrywide closure of all schools for a few weeks due to the rapid spread of the new variation, Johnson insisted that parents should send their children to school from Monday in the areas where they remain open as the threat to young kids from the deadly virus is “very small”.
Updated on Feb 01, 2021 09:16 PM IST
PTI | , London
Trade minister Liz Truss told Times Radio: "On Monday I am putting in the letter of intent" and that she expected formal negotiations will start in the spring.
Published on Jan 31, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Food has been an embarrassing issue for Johnson, who was forced into a U-turn over the provision of free school meals after campaigning from soccer star Marcus Rashford.
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 03:17 PM IST
Johnson has never met Biden and was once called "Britain Trump" by outgoing president Donald Trump who lavished praise on him.
Published on Jan 20, 2021 06:29 AM IST
Reuters | , London
- Because of the November fall, the economy is set to contract again in the fourth quarter.
Published on Jan 15, 2021 07:09 PM IST
AP | , London