Hindustan Times, Dera Bassi | By Hillary Victor, Dera Bassi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 11:59 PM IST
Initially, a contractor was hired for the construction work in the building in February this year, but later his services appear to have been discontinued as Hardev Singh hired unskilled labourers after the March lockdown
London | By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will look into presenting alternative support packages for those areas facing tightened restrictions rather than voting down government coronavirus measures, its foreign policy spokeswoman said on Sunday.
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 07:22 PM IST
Claudia Webbe, whose candidature in Leicester East in the December 2019 election generated much resentment in the party, was charged with harassment against a woman and now faces a trial.
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The resolution, adopted when Jeremy Corbyn was party leader, sparked a diplomatic row and cost the party many votes from the 1.5 million strong Indian community in the December 2019 elections. Under new party leader Keir Starmer the party has been keen to win back support.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted an old problem of the mistreatment of women in the labour room
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 10:27 PM IST
An internal review of the election debacle suffered by Labour in the December 2019 election suggests that more members of the 1.5 million-strong Indian community in the UK voted against it, reinforcing pro-Conservative trends in recent elections.
By Maitreesh Ghatak
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:09 PM IST
To enable their return to cities, improve wages, living conditions, safety net. Coercion won’t work
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:08 AM IST
A senior PWD official, on the condition of anonymity, however, said that a large number of workers have gone to their villages or towns.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Labour is charging up to ₹6000 an acre; combines allowed only in the day from April 15
By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 01:40 AM IST
Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Starmer, who was shadow Brexit secretary in the shadow cabinet of outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, is among three candidates in the fray; the others are Lisa Ray and Rebecca Long-Bailey. The election result will be declared on April 4.
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 06:25 PM IST
The Cabinet Office inquiry was announced on Monday after the top civil servant in the Home Office, Philip Rutnam, resigned publicly, levelling a series of allegations against her and announcing his intention to sue the government. Patel has rejected the allegations.
London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2020 07:39 PM IST
The government wants to bring in a “points-based” immigration system, as promised in the Conservative election manifesto.
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 04:48 PM IST
The new group of Indian-origin MPs after the December 12 election is the latest example of the diaspora’s growing participation in politics in various countries. It is also a British success story, despite continuing concerns about racism prompted by Brexit divisions.
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Seeking to retain the support of voters who voted to leave and remain in the EU, Corbyn consistently refused to say which side he favours during the election campaign.
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 08:43 PM IST
The Conservative party won 364 of the 649 seats declared (the House of Commons’ strength is 650), comfortably passing the 326 majority mark that had eluded it in the 2017 mid-term election, sending the pound north against the dollar.
London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 10:14 AM IST
Pet owners took to Twitter to post photographs of their dogs next to polling station signs at schools and community centres across the country, using the trending hashtag #dogsatpollingstations.
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 09:31 PM IST
The choice in effect is about real change in British society and direction: a bigger role for the state under Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, including nationalising services such as railways, and Johnson seeing the country through Brexit as per the agreement reached in October.
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 05:21 PM IST
Former prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair asking voters to vote against their own party candidates is one of several incongruities thrown up by the election that will determine the shape and form of Brexit by the deadline of January 31, if at all it happens.
Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 06:02 PM IST
Boris Johnson took over from May, but soon realised that despite getting the European Union to tweak May’s Brexit agreement, he did not have support in parliament. After repeated defeats, it became clear that only another election could resolve the Brexit imbroglio.
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 08:14 PM IST
Wooed by David Cameron since 2005 when he became party leader and later as prime minister after 2010, the 1.5 million-strong community has increasingly gravitated towards the Conservative party.
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Large sections of the community, particularly the young, aspirational and upwardly mobile second and third generation British Indians, have gravitated towards the Conservative party in recent years, aided by the focus on India and Indians by former leader David Cameron.
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 08:20 PM IST
The 2017 election saw the election of 12 MPs of Indian origin from Conservative and Labour parties, up from one in 1987, when Keith Vaz was elected from Leicester East. The December 12 election is likely to see an increase in the number.
London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Launching the poll campaign, Corbyn, who has so far pursued an ambiguous policy on Brexit in view of the party’s anti and pro-Brexit supporters, he for the first time offered clarity in the choice voters will be offered: to leave with a ‘sensible’ agreement or remain in the EU.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 06:15 PM IST
The growing protest from large sections of the 1.5-million strong Indian community is significant in the history of British politics. Rarely have so many community organisations made their views known on any single issue, putting one of the two main parties on the back foot before an election.
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:17 PM IST
England | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 09:44 PM IST
Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament was unlawful, prompting several opposition leaders to demand that the prime minister step down.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 03:50 PM IST
The video has collected over 2.5 million views - and still counting.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 02:44 PM IST
At present, the EPFO is settling PF withdrawal claims at 8.55 per cent interest rate, which was approved for 2017-18.
London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 01:54 AM IST
The awards, instituted by publishers of leading British Asian publications ‘Asian Voice’ and ‘Gujarat Samachar’, were given to leading individuals in various fields, including BBC broadcaster Faisal Islam, businessman Anil Agarwal, head coach Harjit Singh Bhania and surgeon Nilesh Patel.