UK PM Johnson's Staff Partied as Queen Elizabeth Mourned Death of Husband

UK PM Johnson’s Staff Partied as Queen Elizabeth Mourned Death of Husband

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s authority took yet another hit on Friday after revelations that his staff had partied in Downing Street as Queen Elizabeth mourned her husband, at a time when mixing indoors was banned. Johnson is facing the gravest crisis of his premiership following news of a series of social gatherings at his […]

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Snippets from UK: Sunak's Backhanded Compliment for Boris

Snippets from UK: Sunak’s Backhanded Compliment for Boris

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak. File pic/Reuters From the swirling partygate controversy to the tussle among Conservative leaders to possibly replace Boris Johnson, a roundup of what’s making news at this time. News18.com London Last Updated:January 13, 2022, 19:39 IST FOLLOW US ON: Playing safe: It is perhaps right that Chancellor of the […]

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Snippets from UK: Covid Spreads like Wildfire in Britain with over 200,000 New Cases Reported in 24 Hours

Snippets from UK: Booster Timing Critical to Protection against Covid, Says New British Study

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a coronavirus media briefing in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Photo: AP) From the attempts to restart the stalled India-UK trade talks to the Ferozepur issue being discussed by Punjabis in UK, a roundup of what’s making news at this time. News18.com London Last Updated:January 11, […]

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Snippets from UK: India May Breathe Easy after European Experience with Omicron

Snippets from UK: India May Breathe Easy after European Experience with Omicron

An increasing body of evidence suggests that the Omicron variant of Covid causes less serious disease than its predecessors. Representational image From the latest lesson Brits have picked up from Indians to a new tax that UK wants citizens to pay, a roundup of what’s making news at this time. News18.com London Last Updated:January 10, […]

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Troll Who Sent Chilling Death Threats to Piers Morgan and His Son Arrested

Troll Who Sent Chilling Death Threats to Piers Morgan and His Son Arrested

The troll was soon arrested by the British police and Piers appreciated the move in a tweet. (File photo: Reuters) Piers Morgan reportedly received messages telling him that he was ‘a marked man’ and it was a ‘promise’ that he was ‘getting killed’. British television personality Piers Morgan happens to be the controversy’s favourite child. […]

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Snippets from UK: Cheap Flight Tickets to Omicron-hit Britain Find Few Takers

Snippets from UK: Cheap Flight Tickets to Omicron-hit Britain Find Few Takers

A passenger stands next to a Covid-19 testing centre sign at London’s Heathrow Airport, Britain. (File pic/Reuters) From the Omicron spurt’s effect on India’s trade ties to the ignoble actions of Britain’s lords, a roundup of what’s making news at this time. News18.com London Last Updated:January 08, 2022, 02:22 IST FOLLOW US ON: Wings clipped: […]

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Champion of Kashmiri Separatists and Khalistanis, Pak-born Lord Convicted of Sex Offences against Kids

Champion of Kashmiri Separatists and Khalistanis, Pak-born Lord Convicted of Sex Offences against Kids

Pakistan-born Lord Nazir Ahmed, long a self-styled champion of Kashmiri separatism, has been convicted by the Sheffield Crown Court of sexual offences against two children. And Pakistan-born member of the House of Commons Imran Ahmed Khan, accused of assaulting a 15-year-old boy, is due to face a two-week trial in March. Nazir Ahmed, who was […]

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Snippets from UK: Is the India-Britain Way Better Or Will Hong Kong Halt Omicron?

Snippets from UK: Is the India-Britain Way Better Or Will Hong Kong Halt Omicron?

Take it easy vs clampdown: Both Britain and India face conflicting signals over how seriously steps should be taken to halt, or at least slow, the spread of Omicron if at all possible. Both have dismissed Omicron as a light infection and responded with relatively light measures. But Hong Kong’s decision to ban flights from […]

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Britain in a New Covid Countdown, While India Can't Count on Much Vaccine Protection against Omicron

Britain in a New Covid Countdown, While India Can’t Count on Much Vaccine Protection against Omicron

The number of reported Covid cases in Britain is likely to drop significantly after January 11, not because the incidence of the virus will necessarily fall but because the UK will begin to test – and count – differently. Most Covid numbers arise at present from lateral flow tests done at home. If the result […]

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Snippets from UK: Covid Spreads like Wildfire in Britain with over 200,000 New Cases Reported in 24 Hours

Snippets from UK: Covid Spreads like Wildfire in Britain with over 200,000 New Cases Reported in 24 Hours

Crunching numbers: The breach of the 200,000 mark for daily reported Covid cases in the UK has set off a new scare about the speed of the transmissibility of Omicron. Not forgetting for a moment that the figure of 218,724 is necessarily only a fraction of the real spread, even if it includes a backlog […]

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