[

emergency power

]
Covid 19: A commuter, wearing a protective face mask, crosses London Bridge in view of Tower Bridge in London, UK.(Bloomberg)

Coronavirus update: UK death toll 128; Bank of England cuts interest rate to historic low of 0.1%

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2020 10:40 PM IST
Coronavirus update: Lowering the interest rate was among new plans of the Boris Johnson government to deal with the growing scale of the challenge, including publishing a new bill in the House of Commons to provide more emergency powers to authorities.
Anti-government protesters run away from a tear gas canister, after leader Carrie Lam announced emergency laws that would include banning face masks at protests, in Wong Tai Sin district, in Hong Kong, China October 4, 2019.(REUTERS)
Anti-government protesters run away from a tear gas canister, after leader Carrie Lam announced emergency laws that would include banning face masks at protests, in Wong Tai Sin district, in Hong Kong, China October 4, 2019.(REUTERS)

Violence, rail shutdown hit Hong Kong as govt imposes colonial-era emergency power to ban masks

Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 08:25 AM IST
The ban was aimed at quelling nearly four months of unrest but instead sparked widespread clashes and vows of defiance, with a 14-year-old boy reportedly shot and wounded.
The silencing of voices of those affected by the unprecedented move mark a rupture in India’s federal trajectory(AFP)
The silencing of voices of those affected by the unprecedented move mark a rupture in India’s federal trajectory(AFP)

India’s journey towards centralisation | Opinion

By Yamini Aiyar
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 07:20 PM IST
Federalism has been posited as antithetical to development. This bodes ill for democracy
Sri Lanka bans local Islamist extremist outfits linked to ISIS(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka bans local Islamist extremist outfits linked to ISIS(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka bans local Islamist extremist outfits linked to ISIS

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday said the country needs new laws to deal with threats posed by local terror outfits linked to ISIS.
U.S. President Donald Trumphas rejected Republican lawmakers’ appeal to end the shutdown (File Photo)(REUTERS)
U.S. President Donald Trumphas rejected Republican lawmakers’ appeal to end the shutdown (File Photo)(REUTERS)

Trump rejects loyal Republican lawmakers’s appeal to end government shutdown

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2019 12:12 AM IST
Legal challenges are bound to follow, for one, experts have said. And, two, Republicans have opposed it in principle, with some of them arguing that declaring national emergency to deal with this stalemate could open the door for Democrats to use the instrument to push their agenda, such as climate change
SHARE
Story Saved