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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)

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

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
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.
Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.(REUTERS/FILE)
Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg arrives to attend a Cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London.(REUTERS/FILE)

‘Scandal… political stunt,’ says UK minister on Unicef feeding poor kids in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Asked about the Unicef’s initiative, Jacob Rees-Mogg, leader of the UK House of Commons with a cabinet ministerial status, criticised the UN body, saying it should be ashamed of itself
An anti-mask demonstration gathers outside the Houses of Parliament in London on December 14.(Bloomberg)
An anti-mask demonstration gathers outside the Houses of Parliament in London on December 14.(Bloomberg)

New Covid strain found in London that spreads rapidly; tough Tier 3 restrictions ordered

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Health secretary tells parliament that a new variant of Covid-19 had been detected, which may have caused the spike in cases in London, Essex and Kent.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, on November 11, 2020.(REUTERS/ FILE)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question-time debate at the House of Commons in London, Britain, on November 11, 2020.(REUTERS/ FILE)

For the first time, can see route out of Covid-19 pandemic: UK PM Boris Johnson

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 11:57 PM IST
Outlining post-lockdown measures to come into effect from December 3, PM Johnson told the House of Commons virtually that developments in vaccines mean the “scientific cavalry is now in sight”
In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) arrives with Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (2L) to visit military personnel in Salisbury, southwest England.(AFP/ FILE)
In this file photo taken on September 19, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (C) arrives with Britain's Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (2L) to visit military personnel in Salisbury, southwest England.(AFP/ FILE)

Cyber and space domains focus of £16.5 billion UK defence push

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:31 PM IST
The UK government on Thursday announced the establishment of a National Cyber Force manned with intelligence and military personnel as part of a £16.5 billion push in the defence sector as the country prepares for life out of the EU from January 1, 2021

Sneha Rakesh stands out in the Tech industry with her innovative venture

PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:21 PM IST
Sneha is a software program developer who established Akarmaxs in 2015.
A police officer talks to a reveller in the street after the pubs closed in the Soho area of central London on November 4 on the eve of a second novel coronavirus lockdown.(AFP)
A police officer talks to a reveller in the street after the pubs closed in the Soho area of central London on November 4 on the eve of a second novel coronavirus lockdown.(AFP)

Stay at home: England enters Covid Lockdown 2 until December 2

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Unlike the first lockdown that began on March 23, the second lockdown is likely to be enforced more vigorously by the police. Home secretary Priti Patel told the police they are expected to “strengthen enforcement”.
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in the House of Commons.(AFP)
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak in the House of Commons.(AFP)

As UK Covid cases surge, Rishi Sunak extends wage bill support

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:15 PM IST
The support, which since April included the state picking up varying percentages of the wage bill of employees, the income of the self-employed and various incentives to companies, total nearly 200 billion pounds.
Calling on the Boris Johnson government to ‘step-up and do more’ on the global stage, MPs questioned the claim of the country reinventing itself as ‘Global Britain’, alleging that few were clear what it meant.(AP)
Calling on the Boris Johnson government to ‘step-up and do more’ on the global stage, MPs questioned the claim of the country reinventing itself as ‘Global Britain’, alleging that few were clear what it meant.(AP)

UK’s foreign policy is adrift, lacks clarity, warn MPs

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Calling on the Boris Johnson government to ‘step-up and do more’ on the global stage, MPs questioned the claim of the country reinventing itself as ‘Global Britain’, alleging that few were clear what it meant.
Commuters cross London Bridge in view of Tower Bridge in London on October 15.(Bloomberg)
Commuters cross London Bridge in view of Tower Bridge in London on October 15.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: London on ‘high alert’ from Saturday after cases surge

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Health secretary Matt Hancock announced new curbs in Essex, York and other areas, which brings half of England’s population under local lockdowns.
A mannequin wearing a face mask is pictured at a shop, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Nottingham, Britain.(Reuters)
A mannequin wearing a face mask is pictured at a shop, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Nottingham, Britain.(Reuters)

More UK areas under new Covid curbs as cases surge

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 09:44 PM IST
There were 13,972 new cases as of Monday evening – nearly three times the daily peaks of April and May – and 50 new deaths.
A man wearing a face mask walks in Sunderland, Britain.(Reuters)
A man wearing a face mask walks in Sunderland, Britain.(Reuters)

Covid-19: New curbs from Monday as UK back at ‘tipping point’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 07:57 PM IST
As of Saturday night, there were 15,166 new coronavirus cases – thrice the daily peaks in April and May. There were 81 deaths in the last 24 hours, with hospitals reporting a surge in patients admitted. Overall, there have been 57,347 deaths and 590,844 cases in the UK.
A video grab from footage shows Scottish National Party MP Margaret Ferrier speaking in the House of Commons on September 28.(AFP)
A video grab from footage shows Scottish National Party MP Margaret Ferrier speaking in the House of Commons on September 28.(AFP)

Covid-19 infected UK MP attended House; told to resign

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 08:52 PM IST
Margaret Ferrier, MP from Rutherglen and Hamilton West, has also been suspended by her party.
People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Canada.(AP)
People wear face masks as they walk along a street in Montreal, Canada.(AP)

Mask norms relaxed for Sikhs in Canadian police

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 09:36 PM IST
“We asked the RCMP to review its policies to make sure that this example of systemic racism is put aside,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
A sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn in collaboration with Bristol resident Jen Reid showing Jen Reid with an arm raised in a Black Power salute entitled ‘A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020’, on the vacant Edward Colston statue plinth in Bristol, southwest England, on July 15. A sculpture of UK slave trader Edward Colston removed by anti-racism protesters in Bristol was replaced by that of the black woman who helped pull it down.(AFP file)
A sculpture by British artist Marc Quinn in collaboration with Bristol resident Jen Reid showing Jen Reid with an arm raised in a Black Power salute entitled ‘A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020’, on the vacant Edward Colston statue plinth in Bristol, southwest England, on July 15. A sculpture of UK slave trader Edward Colston removed by anti-racism protesters in Bristol was replaced by that of the black woman who helped pull it down.(AFP file)

2 British PMs benefited from slavery, admits Westminster

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:39 PM IST
Initial findings in the ongoing review supported by House of Commons speaker Lindsay Hoyle reveal that at least 232 items of over 9,500 works in the Parliamentary Art Collection have links to the transatlantic slave trade over the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Commuters wearing face masks or covering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, stand aboard a Victoria Line London underground tube train as they travel during the evening 'rush hour' in central London on September 23.(AFP)
Commuters wearing face masks or covering due to the Covid-19 pandemic, stand aboard a Victoria Line London underground tube train as they travel during the evening 'rush hour' in central London on September 23.(AFP)

Covid-19: UK to pick up wage bill for 6 more months

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:16 PM IST
The package includes extension of VAT relief, loans to struggling companies and extension of grants to the self-employed.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in central London on September 22.(AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in central London on September 22.(AFP)

UK PM launches new Covid restrictions that may last six months

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:59 PM IST
Renewed concern over managing the Covid-19 pandemic was prompted by expert modelling that showed new cases doubling every seven days, which could lead to 50,000 day-cases by the middle of October.
hoppers walk past social distancing signs at the Covent Garden shopping and dining district, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in London, Britainhoto(Reuters file)
hoppers walk past social distancing signs at the Covent Garden shopping and dining district, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease in London, Britainhoto(Reuters file)

UK considering new national lockdown as Covid-19 cases ‘doubling each week’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:51 PM IST
Senior health official projects 50,000 cases per day in mid-October and more than 200 daily deaths by mid-November.
On Monday, the UK saw its lowest daily death toll from the deadly virus at 15 deaths to hit a total figure of 42, 647, prompting UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock to declare that the virus was “in retreat” in the country.(REUTERS)
On Monday, the UK saw its lowest daily death toll from the deadly virus at 15 deaths to hit a total figure of 42, 647, prompting UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock to declare that the virus was “in retreat” in the country.(REUTERS)

UK PM to set July 4 date to end Covid-19 lockdown with bars reopening

London | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 02:28 PM IST
Boris Johnson is then due to set out some details in the House of Commons on how pubs and other social venues can safely reopen, following a review of the 2-metre mandatory social distancing rule by the UK’s Covid-19 strategy group on Monday.
Questioned by an Opposition Labour Party MP on whether the minister fully understood the “anger and frustration” felt by anti-racism demonstrators protesting against the brutal killing of African-American George Floyd in police custody in the US, Priti Patel retaliated with references to her own experiences.(REUTERS)
Questioned by an Opposition Labour Party MP on whether the minister fully understood the “anger and frustration” felt by anti-racism demonstrators protesting against the brutal killing of African-American George Floyd in police custody in the US, Priti Patel retaliated with references to her own experiences.(REUTERS)

Won’t be silenced: Priti Patel as UK opposition MPs accuse her of ‘gaslighting’ racism

London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2020 11:04 PM IST
The Indian-origin Cabinet minister had referenced her personal experience of racist abuse while growing up as an ethnic minority in the UK during an impassioned statement in the House of Commons earlier this week.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Members of Parliament sitting in the Chamber in the House of Commons, in London on April 21, 2020, where social distancing measures have been put in place due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.(AFP)
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Members of Parliament sitting in the Chamber in the House of Commons, in London on April 21, 2020, where social distancing measures have been put in place due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.(AFP)

Britain’s House of Commons goes virtual from Wednesday, 120 MPs to join remotely

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 02:22 PM IST
In Britain’s House of Commons, a maximum of 120 MPs will be able to take part remotely over the course of any ‘hybrid proceedings’, which will constitute the first two hours of each sitting.
Covid 19: A commuter, wearing a protective face mask, crosses London Bridge in view of Tower Bridge in London, UK.(Bloomberg)
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.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives won a large majority in the lower chamber, the House of Commons, at the December 12 vote and lawmakers there quickly approved the legislation needed to ratify his exit deal with Brussels earlier this month.(UK Parliament / Handout via Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives won a large majority in the lower chamber, the House of Commons, at the December 12 vote and lawmakers there quickly approved the legislation needed to ratify his exit deal with Brussels earlier this month.(UK Parliament / Handout via Reuters)

UK PM Johnson defeated on Brexit legislation for first time since election

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2020 08:16 AM IST
The Brexit legislation is now passing through the House of Lords, where the Boris Johnson government does not have a majority. While the upper chamber is not expected to block passage of the bill, it is seeking to make changes.
A campaign group has called for ending the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament.(AFP Photo/File)
A campaign group has called for ending the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament.(AFP Photo/File)

Call to drop Christian prayers before UK parliament sessions

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 07:04 AM IST
The National Secular Society (NSS) has written to speaker Lindsay Hoyle asking for a review of the practice of reciting Christian prayers in the UK parliament. It also highlighted a 2019 motion backed by MPs from across the political spectrum that called for an end to parliamentary prayers.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the newly formed Parliament in London. Buoyed by a big new Conservative majority in Parliament, Johnson toughened his stand on Brexit, ruling out any extension of an end-of-2020 deadline to strike a trade deal with the European Union.(AP PHOTO.)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to the newly formed Parliament in London. Buoyed by a big new Conservative majority in Parliament, Johnson toughened his stand on Brexit, ruling out any extension of an end-of-2020 deadline to strike a trade deal with the European Union.(AP PHOTO.)

Brexit by January 31 as House of Commons passes bill

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 09:18 PM IST
On January 31, the UK will cease to be an EU member, but in practice it will continue in the EU customs union, the single market and obey EU rules until the end of the transition period ending December 31, 2020. It will no longer be represented in the EU parliament or council of ministers.
Britain's Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, December 17, 2019.(REUTERS)
Britain's Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, December 17, 2019.(REUTERS)

Indian-origin lawmakers Alok Sharma, Rishi Sunak take oath on Bhagwad Gita in UK’s House of Commons

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 05:40 AM IST
Members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords take an oath of allegiance to the crown. There is no set list of sacred texts MPs may use.
Relatives and neighbourers offering sweets to Amrik Singh, uncle of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, at their native village near Jalandhar on Friday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Relatives and neighbourers offering sweets to Amrik Singh, uncle of Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, at their native village near Jalandhar on Friday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

UK polls: 5 Punjab-origin MPs make it to House of Commons

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:05 PM IST
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday won a parliamentary majority(REUTERS)
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday won a parliamentary majority(REUTERS)

UK’s Boris Johnson wins parliamentary majority

Bloomberg | By Tim Ross, Alex Morales and Greg Ritchie
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 11:15 AM IST
The result vindicated Johnson’s gamble on an early vote to break the deadlock in Parliament over Brexit that’s paralyzed the country.
Suella Braverman (Conservative) and Rishi Sunak (Conservative) were among the 10-member group of MPs of Indian-origin who were declared elected.
Suella Braverman (Conservative) and Rishi Sunak (Conservative) were among the 10-member group of MPs of Indian-origin who were declared elected.

Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law among record 15 Indian-origin winners in UK polls

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 10:09 AM IST
The election of 15 MPs of Indian extraction is a new record for the 1.5 million-strong community: they include seven each from Conservative and Labour parties; and for the first time, one from the Liberal Democrats.
Britain will have a general election on December 12, 2019.(Bloomberg)
Britain will have a general election on December 12, 2019.(Bloomberg)

After Dec 12 election, Britain’s new House of Commons likely to see more Indian-origin MPs

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 01:50 PM IST
The 2017 election saw a record 12 Indian-origin MPs elected (seven Labour and five Conservative), but with the Conservative Party nominating candidates from the community in two of its strongholds, the number is likely to rise to at least 14.
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