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While Sadiq Khan won the London mayoral election, the highlight of the day was YouTube prankster Niko Omilana who secured nearly 50,000 votes.(Reuters, Twitter / @NikoOmilana)

This YouTube prankster won nearly 50,000 votes in London mayoral election

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 06:05 PM IST
  • Niko Omilana, a self-proclaimed "Supreme Leader" of the Niko Defence League (NDL), had released a manifesto in which he promised that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be “forced to shush”.
London mayor Sadiq Khan (File Photo/Reuters)
London mayor Sadiq Khan (File Photo/Reuters)

Sadiq Khan wins second term as London mayor after close contest

Bloomberg | | Posted by Karan Manral
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 05:50 AM IST
Khan, the Labour Party candidate who was first elected in 2016, won by 55.2% to 44.8% votes over Shaun Bailey, the mayoral candidate of UK PM Boris Johnson’s Conservatives.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan paying obeisance at Golden Temple in December 2017.(Sameer Sehgal/HT/ File)
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan paying obeisance at Golden Temple in December 2017.(Sameer Sehgal/HT/ File)

London mayoral election: Sadiq Khan ahead of Shaun Bailey. Here’s poll schedule

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 03:53 PM IST
  • The London mayoral election was originally scheduled for May 2020 but was postponed due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
A pedestrian walks across a near-deserted Westminster Bridge in central London on January 8.(AFP)
A pedestrian walks across a near-deserted Westminster Bridge in central London on January 8.(AFP)

Covid-19 ‘out of control’ in London, mayor declares ‘major incident’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:50 PM IST
A ‘major incident’ is defined as an event or situation with a range of serious consequences which requires special arrangements to be implemented by one or more emergency responder agency.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London tweeted “with major disruption at Kent now inevitable, I’m urging the Government to officially seek an extension to the Brexit transition period.”(Reuters file photo)
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London tweeted “with major disruption at Kent now inevitable, I’m urging the Government to officially seek an extension to the Brexit transition period.”(Reuters file photo)

London Mayor urges UK govt to seek extension to Brexit transition period

London | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The French government announced an initial 48-hour ban on all road, sea, rail, and air travel from the United Kingdom on Sunday following the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus.
A man receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, at Guy's Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in London on December 8.(Reuters)
A man receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine jabs, at Guy's Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in London on December 8.(Reuters)

‘Concerning’ rise in Covid-19 cases puts London on the brink

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:01 AM IST
There were 20,964 new cases across the UK as of Thursday evening, and 516 deaths. London recorded 4,144 new cases and 40 deaths, some of the highest figures in recent days.
A person carries a tree at a Christmas Tree Farm, amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Keele, Staffordshire, Britain November 24, 2020.(REUTERS)
A person carries a tree at a Christmas Tree Farm, amidst the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Keele, Staffordshire, Britain November 24, 2020.(REUTERS)

UK to relax Covid-19 rules over Christmas to allow indoor mixing

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is trying to balance demands to bolster the economy and allow people more freedoms with the need to keep the coronavirus in check before a potential vaccine can be rolled out.
Cyclists ride past trees reflected in a puddle after rainfall in Greenwich Park, London on October 3.(AFP)
Cyclists ride past trees reflected in a puddle after rainfall in Greenwich Park, London on October 3.(AFP)

‘Dramatic’ fall in London’s air pollution since 2016: Report

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 07:29 PM IST
The report is likely to lead to the ULEZ being expanded to cover more areas because 24% of roads in inner London still exceed the legal limits for NO2. The challenge is greater for particulate matters since most of London does not meet WHO limits
A photo illustration shows the Uber app and London themed postcards in London.(Reuters file)
A photo illustration shows the Uber app and London themed postcards in London.(Reuters file)

Uber gets 18-month license extension in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:54 PM IST
Uber Technologies Inc won the ability to continue operating in its biggest European market after the court granted it an 18-month license extension.
Police chat with drinkers outside a bar in Soho in central London on September 24 on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England and Wales, introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus.(AFP)
Police chat with drinkers outside a bar in Soho in central London on September 24 on the first day of the new earlier closing times for pubs and bars in England and Wales, introduced to combat the spread of the coronavirus.(AFP)

Covid-19: London is at very worrying tipping point, says mayor

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:53 PM IST
New daily cases in London are below 500, but it has been added to the list of places of concern.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey in London.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a service to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey in London.(REUTERS)

Seven choices for Boris Johnson as UK faces second coronavirus lockdown

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Ministers are trying to decide how to balance tackling the virus with helping the economy recover from its worst recession in more than a century, sparking divisions within the Cabinet over the best way forward.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives to meet key workers from Transport for London, who have worked throughout the coronavirus disease outbreak in London on July 2.(Reuters file)
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrives to meet key workers from Transport for London, who have worked throughout the coronavirus disease outbreak in London on July 2.(Reuters file)

For Covid fight, London mayor reaches out in Punjabi, Hindi, Bengali videos

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Video messages containing guidelines come as South Asians and other ethnic minorities have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Workers put up a protective screen around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square ahead of expected rival demonstrations by anti-racism and far-right protesters in London, Friday, June 12, 2020.(AP)
Workers put up a protective screen around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square ahead of expected rival demonstrations by anti-racism and far-right protesters in London, Friday, June 12, 2020.(AP)

London protests on; despair over covering Gandhi, Churchill statues

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 07:19 PM IST
The number of protestors swelled in central London on Saturday morning for a rally by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign, and for counter-protests by other groups, despite appeals to stay away by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, London mayor Sadiq Khan and others.
Police reportedly took offense after Priti Patel called out officers in Bristol for not intervening when protesters pulled down the statue on June 8.(REUTERS)
Police reportedly took offense after Priti Patel called out officers in Bristol for not intervening when protesters pulled down the statue on June 8.(REUTERS)

UK’s Priti Patel condemns covering Churchill statue before protests

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Priti Patel used an interview with the Daily Mail to accuse the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, of mishandling the few subversive protesters and called for the statue of former Prime Minister Winston Churchill to be uncovered.
Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on College Green, Bristol, England.(AP)
Protesters pull down a statue of slave trader Edward Colston during a Black Lives Matter protest rally on College Green, Bristol, England.(AP)

Black Lives Matter: Focus shifts to Oxford, slave-linked statues in London

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:34 PM IST
Britain’s long history of colonialism and involvement in slave trade has been a subject of much debate, but protests in Bristol as part of the BLM movement led to the statue of a prominent 17th century slave trader, Edward Colston, being pulled down on Sunday.
London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday announced plans to transform parts of central London(VIA REUTERS)
London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday announced plans to transform parts of central London(VIA REUTERS)

Covid-19: Car-free streets, cycle paths new London reality

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2020 06:39 PM IST
One of the worst affected areas in the UK, London presents an unreal picture, with usually buzzing streets and areas stilled into silence by the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan stands at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland.(VIA REUTERS)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan stands at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw, Poland.(VIA REUTERS)

London mayor Khan opposed to Premier League June restart

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 12:45 PM IST
The possibility of a restart next month was given a boost when the government said elite sport could return behind closed doors after June 1.
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, whose Labour party.(AP file photo)
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, whose Labour party.(AP file photo)

London mayor: Deeply upset over India House violence

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:19 AM IST
The violence during protests organised to oppose recent changes in the structure of Jammu and Kashmir in India’s federal set-up led to a diplomatic row between New Delhi and London.
The US President’s latest intervention on Twitter follows in the same vein, demanding that Khan should be replaced.(REUTERS)
The US President’s latest intervention on Twitter follows in the same vein, demanding that Khan should be replaced.(REUTERS)

Trump stirs up feud with London Mayor over attacks in city

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2019 04:41 PM IST
Trump and Khan have repeatedly clashed ever since the Pakistani-origin mayor questioned the red carpet being rolled out for the US President by Britain, most recently for a state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand in front of Downing Street 10, as part of Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand in front of Downing Street 10, as part of Trump's state visit in London, Britain, June 4, 2019.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump continues feud with Sadiq Khan, dismisses protests as ‘fake news’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 09:02 PM IST
Reiterating his views on the London Mayor, the US president called him a “negative force”.
President Donald Trump waves as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain.(AP photo)
President Donald Trump waves as he and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Stansted Airport in England, Monday, June 3, 2019 at the start of a three day state visit to Britain.(AP photo)

Donald Trump in London, feud with Sadiq turns personal

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 03:10 PM IST
Jousting between Khan and Trump began nearly three years ago, when Washington imposed curbs on travellers from some Islamic countries.
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, who found himself in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump in the past on the issue of terrorism, on Sunday hit out at the red carpet being rolled out for the latter’s visit from Monday, calling it ‘so un-British’.(AFP Photo)
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, who found himself in the crosshairs of US President Donald Trump in the past on the issue of terrorism, on Sunday hit out at the red carpet being rolled out for the latter’s visit from Monday, calling it ‘so un-British’.(AFP Photo)

‘So un-British’: London mayor Sadiq Khan on red carpet for Trump’s UK visit

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2019 03:46 PM IST
Sadiq Khan called Donald Trump ‘one of the most egregious examples’ of the global rise of the far-right.’
CB Patel, publisher-editor of ‘Asian Voice’ (left) and London mayor Sadiq Khan (right) presenting the Editor’s Choice Award to the Damilola Taylor Trust.(HT PHOTO)
CB Patel, publisher-editor of ‘Asian Voice’ (left) and London mayor Sadiq Khan (right) presenting the Editor’s Choice Award to the Damilola Taylor Trust.(HT PHOTO)

‘Charity plays key role among Asians’: London mayor

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Khan presented the awards to several organisations and individuals active in the sector, such as the Child Rescue Nepal, Medical Aid Films, the Sarvam Trust, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, and Leah Chowdhury and Amber Bauer.
The mayor, who reiterated his “London is Open” message, attacked the UK government’s hostile immigration policies as a barrier to increased investments and students coming from India into London.(AFP file photo)
The mayor, who reiterated his “London is Open” message, attacked the UK government’s hostile immigration policies as a barrier to increased investments and students coming from India into London.(AFP file photo)

London Mayor calls for preferential norms for Indian businesses, students

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:56 PM IST
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for similar preferential norms for Indian companies and students as those offered to China in order to boost foreign direct investment (FDI) from India into the British capital.
The charge is the latest measure to improve traffic conditions in London, where the congestion charge has been in force since 2003.(AFP)
The charge is the latest measure to improve traffic conditions in London, where the congestion charge has been in force since 2003.(AFP)

London’s new pollution fix: Pay more to drive into centre

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2019 09:49 PM IST
The new charge means driving a car into the zone will cost £24 per day, which comprises the ULEZ charge of £12.50 and a congestion charge of £11.50 .
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named the Politician of the Year at an annual awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex for his ongoing contribution to the political life in the British capital.(AFP)
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named the Politician of the Year at an annual awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex for his ongoing contribution to the political life in the British capital.(AFP)

London mayor Sadiq Khan named UK Politician of the Year

London | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Khan, 48, whose grandparents were born in India and parents migrated from Pakistan to the UK, was named ‘Politician of the Year’ at an awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex.
The first British chef to make it to Chef’s Table, Asma Khan is also opening all-women kitchens in conflict zones in Syria(Ming Tang-Evans)
The first British chef to make it to Chef’s Table, Asma Khan is also opening all-women kitchens in conflict zones in Syria(Ming Tang-Evans)

The rise of Miss Khan

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 01:22 AM IST
From the desk of Sunday magazine to a celebrated chef now on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Asma Khan’s story is one of strength, confidence and ambition
On May 21, Anil Khera (in picture) was gunned down in Sahibabad. On Sunday Delhi Police arrested his son allegedly for getting Khera killed.(HT photo)
On May 21, Anil Khera (in picture) was gunned down in Sahibabad. On Sunday Delhi Police arrested his son allegedly for getting Khera killed.(HT photo)

Delhi man gambles away money, hires killers for Rs 5 lakh to kill father and take over his business

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 09:41 AM IST
Businessman Anil Khera was gunned down on May 21 while he was on his way back from a meeting in Ghaziabad. On Sunday, his son was arrested for allegedly having him killed in order to take over his business.
Shaun Bailey, Conservative candidate for London Mayor, speaks at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England.(AFP)
Shaun Bailey, Conservative candidate for London Mayor, speaks at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England.(AFP)

Anti-Hindu, Muslim views return to haunt London mayor candidate Shaun Bailey

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Shaun Bailey’s views against allegedly privileging Diwali over Christmas and accommodating Hindus and Muslims in UK society have evoked renewed criticism.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, adding his backing to an idea known as a “People’s Vote”.(AFP File Photo)
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, adding his backing to an idea known as a “People’s Vote”.(AFP File Photo)

London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit: Reports

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Prime minister Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out holding a second referendum following the vote two years ago to leave the EU. She says members of parliament will get to vote on whether to accept any final deal.
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