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People walk under the giant rainbow flag in front of the parliament building in Budapest downtown during the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride Parade in the Hungarian capital. (AFP)

In a win, UK census 2021 will allow people to enter their gender identity

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 05:08 PM IST
The census, which will be held on March 21 in all regions except Scotland, will include the question after asking for people's legal sex, Professor Sir Ian Diamond told BBC radio.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman, Jamie Davies, said the Foreign Office was in talks with the EU about “the long-term arrangements for the EU delegation in the U.K.”(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman, Jamie Davies, said the Foreign Office was in talks with the EU about “the long-term arrangements for the EU delegation in the U.K.”(REUTERS)

UK, EU in spat over diplomatic status of bloc's ambassador

AP, London
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Joao Vale de Almeida is the 27-nation EU’s envoy to the U.K., which left the bloc last year. The EU says he should be given the same status as a national ambassador, like the rest of the bloc's 143 envoys around the world.
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Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Passengers queue to get their documents verified before entering the IGI Airport amid the lockdown in New Delhi on May 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

UK strain infects 145 people in India; situation under careful watch, says govt

Written by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 08:44 PM IST
The B.1.1.7 variant genome, which is much more infectious, has prompted comprehensive contact tracing for co-travellers, family members and others of those who have travelled to the UK in the last two months.
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People walk along Oxford Street as shops remain closed under Tier 4 restrictions in London on December 26. There is however, rising confidence help could soon be on the way, with expectation mounting that UK regulators may authorize a second coronavirus vaccine this week. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)
People walk along Oxford Street as shops remain closed under Tier 4 restrictions in London on December 26. There is however, rising confidence help could soon be on the way, with expectation mounting that UK regulators may authorize a second coronavirus vaccine this week. (Henry Nicholls / REUTERS)

9 million people borrowed money to get through pandemic: UK govt data

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:01 PM IST
The government data also showed self-employed workers were more likely to report reduced hours and income.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 20, 2021.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 20, 2021.(REUTERS)

British PM Johnson says he's looking forward to working with Biden

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Johnson said that he looks forward to strengthening the partnership between the two countries and working on their shared priorities like tackling climate action and Transatlantic security.
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Britain's Secretary of State of the Home Department Priti Patel speaks to the media at Westminster, in London, Britain, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)
Britain's Secretary of State of the Home Department Priti Patel speaks to the media at Westminster, in London, Britain, January 18, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)

UK death toll 'horrendous' says minister as it nears grim 100,000 mark

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:26 PM IST
The United Kingdom's official Covid-19 death toll is 91,470 - Europe's worst death figure and the world's fifth worst after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico.
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A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London.(AP)
A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London.(AP)

UK watchdog says Covid-19 vaccine reactions normal amid Norway concern

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Norway’s authorities said that 33 elderly people living in nursing homes died shortly after being inoculated.
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Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street, in London. (REUTERS)
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street, in London. (REUTERS)

UK lawmakers debate 'genocide' clause to China trade deals

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:05 PM IST
The amendment to the government’s post-Brexit trade bill, which already passed by a majority in Parliament’s House of Lords, is largely designed to force international action in addressing China’s alleged human rights abuses against the Uighur minority.
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Britain is currently rolling out the vaccine to the most vulnerable first, starting with those who are in care homes or over 80 years of age.(AP)
Britain is currently rolling out the vaccine to the most vulnerable first, starting with those who are in care homes or over 80 years of age.(AP)

UK is vaccinating 140 people per minute on average, says minister

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Latest figures show the United Kingdom has vaccinated 3,857,266 people with a first dose and 449,736 with a second dose.
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Minister for Covid vaccine deployment Nadhim Zahawi speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain January 11, 2021.(via REUTERS)
Minister for Covid vaccine deployment Nadhim Zahawi speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain January 11, 2021.(via REUTERS)

UK says vaccine manufacturing lumpy, supply not as good as hoped

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi said that the United Kingdom was hoping for 2 million vaccines a week from AstraZeneca.
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Vaccines will be offered to people aged 70 and over, and those deemed “clinically extremely vulnerable” from Monday. (Unsplash)
Vaccines will be offered to people aged 70 and over, and those deemed “clinically extremely vulnerable” from Monday. (Unsplash)

UK steps up mass vaccination program as travel corridors close

Bloomberg, United Kingdom
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 12:12 PM IST
The U.K. will step up its mass coronavirus vaccination program this week, offering shots to millions more people, as the country shuts its borders to anyone who hasn’t tested negative.
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Britain's Chief Executive of the National Health Service Simon Stevens at a virtual news conference on the Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)
Britain's Chief Executive of the National Health Service Simon Stevens at a virtual news conference on the Covid-19 pandemic.(REUTERS)

1 Covid-19 patient getting admitted to hospital every 30 seconds: NHS chief

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:15 PM IST
The United Kingdom has been witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases following the emergence of highly transmissible variants of Sars-CoV-2.
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Raab warned on Sunday there would be more checks by Public Health England to make sure people are self-isolating in their own homes for 10 days after arrival.(Pixabay)
Raab warned on Sunday there would be more checks by Public Health England to make sure people are self-isolating in their own homes for 10 days after arrival.(Pixabay)

UK doesn’t rule out quarantine hotels, GPS to fight virus

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:13 PM IST
The U.K. government will “consider all possibilities” to enforce Covid-19 rules for travelers, and won’t rule out setting up quarantine hotels and using GPS trackers to fight the spread of the coronavirus
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William shared his own experiences of working as a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.(REUTERS)
William shared his own experiences of working as a helicopter pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.(REUTERS)

Prince William worried about strain on UK emergency workers

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:03 PM IST
William told emergency workers on a video call that they must not be afraid to ask for help despite their inclination to help others first.
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Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs(REUTERS)
Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs(REUTERS)

UK closes travel corridors to block out new Covid-19 strains

PTI, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:02 PM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday evening that passengers coming to the UK from anywhere must now have proof of a mandatory pre-departure Covid-19 test taken at least 72 hours earlier and self-isolate for at least 10 days on arrival.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for a media briefing on Covid-19, in Downing Street, London.(AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for a media briefing on Covid-19, in Downing Street, London.(AP)

England not listening to Johnson’s lockdown orders any more

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Government officials worry too many are flouting the rules as Prime Minister Boris Johnson urges the public to try harder to avoid spreading coronavirus.
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A person walks near of a Covid-19 test area at Fiumicino airport, Italy.(REUTERS)
A person walks near of a Covid-19 test area at Fiumicino airport, Italy.(REUTERS)

UK, South Africa, Brazil, US: Variants of SARS-Cov-2 virus found so far

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:03 AM IST
A new variant has been detected in four persons who travelled from Brazil to Japan. Among these four, two are children, which makes it apparently clear that this variant can infect children as well.
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UK bans arrivals from South America, Portugal on Variant(Pexels)
UK bans arrivals from South America, Portugal on Variant(Pexels)

UK to ban flights from Portugal and South America over new coronavirus strain

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 08:03 AM IST
A new strain of coronavirus has emerged in Brazil and in order to contain its spread, the United Kingdom has banned flights coming in from South America, Panama, Portugal and Cape Verde.
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visit to India has been called off.(AP)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visit to India has been called off.(AP)

UK PM’s 7-mile bike ride defended as action on lockdown breaches toughens

By Harshit Sabarwal | PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 06:37 PM IST
The Prime Minister’s spokesperson said any suggestion that Johnson had broken the rules after being spotted on his bike near the Olympic Park on Sunday was "wrong” and the Met Police chief confirmed it was not against the law.
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Britain will open seven large-scale vaccination centres as it seeks to reach a target of offering shots to 15 million people by the middle of next month.(AP)
Britain will open seven large-scale vaccination centres as it seeks to reach a target of offering shots to 15 million people by the middle of next month.(AP)

UK ramps up Covid-19 vaccinations as it faces 'worst weeks' of pandemic

Reuters, London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Deaths from the virus have now exceeded 81,000 in the United Kingdom with more than 3 million people testing positive.
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Elon Musk said in December that Starlink would likely be a candidate for an initial public offering once its revenue growth becomes “reasonably predictable".(REUTERS)
Elon Musk said in December that Starlink would likely be a candidate for an initial public offering once its revenue growth becomes “reasonably predictable".(REUTERS)

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband terminals gets approval in UK

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 06:52 PM IST
The approval paves the way for Elon Musk’s venture to enter the British broadband market where it could compete with terrestrial UK Internet providers like BT Group Plc and traditional satellite firms like Inmarsat Group Holdings Ltd. and OneWeb, and India’s telecoms conglomerate Bharti Global.
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Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has previously announced emergency help for the economy worth 280 billion pounds, including a massive job protection scheme.(Reuters)
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has previously announced emergency help for the economy worth 280 billion pounds, including a massive job protection scheme.(Reuters)

UK's Rishi Sunak looking to delay tax rises

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 06:06 PM IST
Sunak has also rejected calls to extend a temporary cut to taxes on property purchases, known as stamp duty, that is due to expire at the end of March.
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Producer Punit Balan unveils his new movie poster of ‘Jaggu Aani Juliet’ after massive success of ‘Mulshi Pattern’

UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Written by Mahesh Limaye, Ganesh Pandit and Amber Hadap, the movie is directed by Mahesh Limaye himself, leading Cinematographer of Marathi and Hindi movies.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference on the national capital's Covid-19 vaccine arrangements, at his residence in New Delhi, India on Thursday, December 24, 2020. (HT Photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing a press conference on the national capital's Covid-19 vaccine arrangements, at his residence in New Delhi, India on Thursday, December 24, 2020. (HT Photo)

‘To protect Delhiites’: Delhi govt announces rules for UK returnees

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:08 PM IST
“All those arriving from UK, who test positive will be isolated in an isolation facility. Negative ones will be taken to a quarantine facility for 7 days followed by 7 days home quarantine,” chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.
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Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Flights from UK resume today amid scare about new coronavirus strain

By Asian News International | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:32 PM IST
The ban on flights to the UK was lifted on January 6. 30 flights will operate each week - 15 each by Indian and UK carriers. This schedule will continue till January 23, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had informed earlier.
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The Centre partially lifted the ban and resumed India to UK flights from January 6.
The Centre partially lifted the ban and resumed India to UK flights from January 6.

Extend ban on flights from UK: Kejriwal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 02:18 AM IST
Calling the Covid-19 situation in the UK “extremely serious”, Kejriwal demanded that the ban on India-UK flights be extended till January 31.
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While AstraZeneca’s shot was tested with different intervals between doses, Pfizer has said there is no data to demonstrate the efficacy of its first dose after 21 days.(Reuters Photo)
While AstraZeneca’s shot was tested with different intervals between doses, Pfizer has said there is no data to demonstrate the efficacy of its first dose after 21 days.(Reuters Photo)

Nearly 20k second doses of Pfizer vaccine given in England before rule change

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | London
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 06:35 PM IST
The figures showed that 19,981 second vaccinations were given between the Dec. 29 and Jan. 3, out of 1.1 million total administered in England. Across the whole of the United Kingdom, 1.3 million doses have been deployed.
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The hospital, which used to see around 9,000 patients a day in its outpatient clinic before the onset of the pandemic, was asked to re-start non-Covid services on half its beds at the beginning of the year.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The hospital, which used to see around 9,000 patients a day in its outpatient clinic before the onset of the pandemic, was asked to re-start non-Covid services on half its beds at the beginning of the year.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Lok Nayak hospital OPDs reopened, rapid tests must for all patients

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:48 AM IST
The 2,000-bed hospital had been converted into a dedicated hospital for the treatment of Covid-19 patients in March last year.
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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)
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

By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, London
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.
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A medical worker prepares to administer a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, in Ashdod, Israel January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
A medical worker prepares to administer a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, in Ashdod, Israel January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

India crosses 150,000 Covid-19 deaths: Here’s where other worst-hit countries stand

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 12:01 PM IST
With 150,114 deaths thus far due to the disease, India is only the third country, after the United States and Brazil, to cross the 150,000 mark.
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