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UK report says crabs, lobsters feel pain, classifies them as 'sentient beings'

The bill, when it becomes law, will establish an animal sentience committee made up of experts from within the field. It is currently under debate in the United Kingdom.
The UK government order is based on a report by the London School of Economics, which said that lobsters and crabs shouldn't be boiled alive.
The UK government order is based on a report by the London School of Economics, which said that lobsters and crabs shouldn't be boiled alive.
Published on Nov 24, 2021 08:33 AM IST
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‘He runs on carrots’: Man on horseback has a funny take on UK’s fuel crisis

  • A TikTok user, Gus Lee-Dolphin, strode about on a horse at a petrol station in Surrey and Thames Ditton.
Gus Lee Dolphin on a horse poked fun at customers at petrol station(Instagram)
Gus Lee Dolphin on a horse poked fun at customers at petrol station(Instagram)
Published on Oct 02, 2021 10:51 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UK to ban LGBT conversion therapy and provide more support

Johnson's party has come under increasing pressure on the issue after former leader Theresa May vowed in 2018 to eradicate a procedure that aims to change or suppress someone's sexual orientation or gender identity.
A 2017 National LGBT survey found that 5% of those who responded reported being ordered, and 2% reported having undergone, conversion therapy.(AP representative image)
A 2017 National LGBT survey found that 5% of those who responded reported being ordered, and 2% reported having undergone, conversion therapy.(AP representative image)
Published on May 11, 2021 05:18 PM IST
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UK ministry confirms second HQ outside London in historic move

  • 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
This move is part of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s manifesto commitment to
This move is part of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s manifesto commitment to "level up" different parts of the country(Reuters)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 04:43 PM IST
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UK was poorly prepared for Covid-19 pandemic, says Venki Ramakrishnan

Ramakrishnan, who won the Nobel for chemistry in 2009, was the first Indian-origin scientist elected president of the society in 2015
Venki Ramakrishnan(Royal Society’s official website)
Venki Ramakrishnan(Royal Society’s official website)
Updated on Dec 01, 2020 06:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

UK signs trade deal with Canada to prepare for Brexit

While Britain formally withdrew from the EU in January, it continues to trade with other countries under the bloc’s umbrella during a transition period that is scheduled to end Dec. 31.
An 'Export' sign featuring French and UK national flags and the stars of the European Union (EU) as the Port of Le Havre presents its Brexit preparations in Le Havre, France, on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.(Bloomberg)
An 'Export' sign featuring French and UK national flags and the stars of the European Union (EU) as the Port of Le Havre presents its Brexit preparations in Le Havre, France, on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 08:44 PM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

UK bullying row: Prime Minister Boris Johnson stands by home secretary Priti Patel

Alex Allan, the UK government’s standards adviser, resigned soon after Johnson stood by Patel, prompting another political row, days after Downing Street witnessed the resignations of two top advisers that were seen as the prime minister resetting his office
A file photo of UK home secretary Priti Patel.(REUTERS)
A file photo of UK home secretary Priti Patel.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 21, 2020 12:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Covid-19 pandemic: Ventilate, open windows to cut risk, advises UK government

The Boris Johnson government on Wednesday released a new film based on research that shows ventilation and letting in fresh air into indoor spaces can reduce risk of infection from the coronavirus by over 70%
A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows a screen displaying an image of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he takes part remotely via a Zoom video call in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) with Labour Leader Keir Starmer, in a hybrid, socially distanced session in the House of Commons in London on November 18.(AFP)
A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows a screen displaying an image of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he takes part remotely via a Zoom video call in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) with Labour Leader Keir Starmer, in a hybrid, socially distanced session in the House of Commons in London on November 18.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 19, 2020 12:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

Ventilation key to preventing Covid-19, say top UK experts

Experts on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) have called for making ventilation in public buildings and workplaces integral to policy measures, highlighting risk in poorly ventilated spaces
A pedestrian walks past shuttered outlets in London.(AFP/ FILE)
A pedestrian walks past shuttered outlets in London.(AFP/ FILE)
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 07:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

‘This is a big moment:’ UK government cautions on coronavirus

British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Friday that the country has to “come together” over the coming weeks to get on top of the spike, which he noted is leading to a doubling in the number of people being hospitalized with the virus every seven to eight days.
Critics say it has lost control of the virus and that’s why new measures are being introduced.(REUTERS)
Critics say it has lost control of the virus and that’s why new measures are being introduced.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 18, 2020 03:34 PM IST
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London | ByAssociated Press| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Ire, chaos as UK adds France to quarantine list

British holidaymakers faced a scramble to get home on Friday after the government said it will reimpose a 14-day quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, prompting Paris to quickly announce a “reciprocal measure”.
A mask is put on a statue next to Trocadero Square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
A mask is put on a statue next to Trocadero Square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Published on Aug 15, 2020 04:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByHT Correspondent and Agencies

UK’s Covid-19 strategy hit by lack of advice translation

Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi are among major languages the UK government translates official communication, but translation services have not been able to keep up with frequent virus-related updates. Some key advice is only available in English.
The group said that so far it had translated UK-wide guidance into over 60 languages, which have been accessed by people nearly 60,000 times.(Doctors of the World UK)
The group said that so far it had translated UK-wide guidance into over 60 languages, which have been accessed by people nearly 60,000 times.(Doctors of the World UK)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

UK Indian expert gets key role to deliver £27 billion plan

Dipesh J Shah, who has extensive experience in public and private sectors, was born in India and raised in Uganda. He previously chaired several organisations including a power utility and the European industry association for solar.
Due to take up the role on September 1, Dipesh Shah will be responsible for the delivery of the UK government’s second five-year £27 billion road investment strategy that is expected to further improve the safety, reliability and connectivity of England’s strategic road network.(diversity.u.org)
Due to take up the role on September 1, Dipesh Shah will be responsible for the delivery of the UK government’s second five-year £27 billion road investment strategy that is expected to further improve the safety, reliability and connectivity of England’s strategic road network.(diversity.u.org)
Published on Jul 22, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

BPL Medical Technologies supplies 11,683 emergency ventilators to the UK government to fight Covid-19 through its 100 percent subsidiary

Penlon, a part of a UK Industries consortium, ramps up production of its Emergency ventilators to supply these units in record time of 15 weeks.
Penlon faced several challenges during the project such as sourcing large volumes of components from across different parts of the world given the lockdown implementation by several countries.
Penlon faced several challenges during the project such as sourcing large volumes of components from across different parts of the world given the lockdown implementation by several countries.
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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UK plans localised lockdowns as Covid-19 deaths among Indian-origin people remain high

The latest NHS England statistics revealed that 763 people identifying with Indian heritage have died so far in the pandemic, according to data collated until last Thursday.
The UK has so far reported 311,739 coronavirus cases and 43,598 fatalities due to the disease.(AP)
The UK has so far reported 311,739 coronavirus cases and 43,598 fatalities due to the disease.(AP)
Published on Jun 28, 2020 04:56 PM IST
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Covid-19 big moment: After dwindling cases, UK lowers alert level to 3

The chief medical officers of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the deputy chief medical officer of Wales said the Joint Biosecurity Centre has made the recommendation after reviewing the evidence and data.
As of June 18, the cumulative figure for deaths in the UK was 42,288 and 300,469 cases.(AFP)
As of June 18, the cumulative figure for deaths in the UK was 42,288 and 300,469 cases.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

UK government gives green light for sports to return from June 1

Strict guidelines were also published in the document which included a ban on spectators and an insistence on adhering to social distancing norms as far as possible.
General view of match balls on the pitch before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
General view of match balls on the pitch before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 30, 2020 11:20 PM IST
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London | ByIndo Asian News Service

UK repatriates over 16,500 citizens from India

The flights were operated from 32 locations across India in the past 38 days, and almost half of the Britons repatriated globally so far on UK charter flights have been from India.
One British national stranded in a remote village in Manipur had to travel more than 2,700 km for the flight home from New Delhi, the high commission said.(PTI)
One British national stranded in a remote village in Manipur had to travel more than 2,700 km for the flight home from New Delhi, the high commission said.(PTI)
Updated on May 15, 2020 06:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19 update: UK repatriates over 16,500 citizens from India

The flights were operated from 32 locations across India in the past 38 days, and almost half of the Britons repatriated globally so far on UK charter flights have been from India.
The nationwide lockdown required close coordination between British authorities and the Indian government and local authorities to transport passengers over large distances.(PTI)
The nationwide lockdown required close coordination between British authorities and the Indian government and local authorities to transport passengers over large distances.(PTI)
Published on May 15, 2020 06:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UK woman has stockpiled Covid-19 kits worth £2,500, says won’t donate to healthcare workers: Report

Thirty five-year-old Becca Brown has said the UK government should have been more prepared to help the healthcare workers in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
A member of the military conducts a Covid-19 check-up at a drive-thru testing site in Chessington, London, on April 24.(Reuters Photo)
A member of the military conducts a Covid-19 check-up at a drive-thru testing site in Chessington, London, on April 24.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 11:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Virgin Atlantic ‘still talking’ with UK government on bailout

British airline Virgin Atlantic was still talking with the UK government about a bailout package to cope with the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on travel, a company spokesperson has said.
The report also claimed that talks with the government for a 500 million pounds ($618 million) bailout package had been “effectively shelved”.(Unsplash)
The report also claimed that talks with the government for a 500 million pounds ($618 million) bailout package had been “effectively shelved”.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 26, 2020 05:43 PM IST
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London | ByIndo Asian News Service

Coronavirus update: £75 million fund to airlift Britons stranded in India, elsewhere

Besides online petitions, the British news media have widely reported the conditions of British citizens – including those of Indian origin – in various states, particularly in Goa, Kerala and Punjab. In some cases, they reportedly faced hostility and scrounged for food and water.
A tourist wearing a protective mask as a precautionary measure following multiple positive cases of coronavirus in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
A tourist wearing a protective mask as a precautionary measure following multiple positive cases of coronavirus in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 31, 2020 04:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | ByPrasun Sonwalkar

No visas for low-skilled workers, says UK government

The government wants to bring in a “points-based” immigration system, as promised in the Conservative election manifesto.
The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on December 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on December 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 19, 2020 07:39 PM IST
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London | ByIndo Asian News Service

Sikh activism: UK counter-extremism chief calls for overhaul of strategy

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Published on Oct 07, 2019 06:30 AM IST
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UK government announces 500 million sterling green investments

A further 143 million pounds will be invested in green projects, including greenhouse gas removal technologies and measures to address air pollution.
The British government will invest more than 500 million pounds in green technologies.(Bloomberg photo)
The British government will invest more than 500 million pounds in green technologies.(Bloomberg photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 10:11 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

London Mayor calls for preferential norms for Indian businesses, students

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 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)
Updated on May 18, 2019 07:56 PM IST
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London | ByPress Trust of India

Jallianwala Bagh massacre ‘a shameful act’, says UK envoy in Amritsar

UK envoy to India Dominic Asquith expressed regret over Jallianwala Bagh and called it a shameful act of British Indian history.
British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith with his deputy Andrew Ayre at Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial on Saturday to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1919 massacre.(HT photo/Sameer Sehgal)
British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith with his deputy Andrew Ayre at Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial on Saturday to pay tribute to the martyrs of 1919 massacre.(HT photo/Sameer Sehgal)
Updated on May 03, 2020 04:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent

Sikhs demand formal apology from UK government for Jallianwala Bagh massacre

On Friday, Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Mumbai (Dadar Gurudwara), the apex body of gurudwaras in the city, said British Prime Minister Theresa May’s condemnation of the killings as “a shameful scar on Britain’s colonial history” was not enough.
1919 - A Scene of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre at Amritsar.
1919 - A Scene of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre at Amritsar.
Published on Apr 13, 2019 03:55 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Aware Nirav Modi is in London, have asked UK to extradite him: Govt

Raveesh Kumar stated that the Indian government had placed a request for Nirav Modi’s extradition with the UK authorities in August last year.
On Saturday, a British daily reported that billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi is living in a swanky 8-million pound apartment in London’s West End and is now involved in a new diamond business.(Yogen Shah/ HT Photo)
On Saturday, a British daily reported that billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi is living in a swanky 8-million pound apartment in London’s West End and is now involved in a new diamond business.(Yogen Shah/ HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2019 03:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

UK government may scrap MPs’ holiday to pass Brexit laws

Prime Minister Theresa May’s government is looking at making the House of Commons sit on more Fridays -- which it does not normally do -- and extend debating time well into the evening on some days.
British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union Brexit divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)
British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union Brexit divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)(AP)
Published on Jan 27, 2019 05:12 PM IST
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London | ByAgence-France-Presse
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