Police Launches Probe Into Downing Street Parties; UK PM Johnson Agrees To Cooperate

UK Police Deny Delaying Probe Into Lockdown Parties at PM Boris Johnson’s Residence

London police on Friday denied delaying a long-awaited government report into lockdown-breaking parties in Downing Street that have put Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s future in jeopardy. Weeks of so-called “partygate” revelations forced Johnson to order a senior civil servant to look into the claims, and her report was due to be published this week. But […]

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Return to 'Plan A': England Lifts Omicron Curbs After Drop in Covid-19 Cases

Return to ‘Plan A’: England Lifts Omicron Curbs After Drop in Covid-19 Cases

Commuters trooped back to the office in England on Thursday, with public transport visibly busier, after the government scrapped restrictions imposed to combat the Omicron coronavirus variant. The return to “Plan A” measures — ditching legal requirements for face coverings and shelving vaccine passports — comes as the number of positive Covid-19 cases has fallen […]

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UK Man Nets Rs 6.5 Crore Fortune After Finding One of England's 'First Gold Coins'

UK Man Nets Rs 6.5 Crore Fortune After Finding One of England’s ‘First Gold Coins’

An extremely rare gold coin that was found by a retired metal detectorist in a Devon field, has changed his fortune overnight. The gold penny is one of the rare examples of England’s ‘first-ever gold coin’ he discovered in a field and it is worth a whopping £648,000 (approx. Rs 6.5 crore). According to a […]

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Police Launches Probe Into Downing Street Parties; UK PM Johnson Agrees To Cooperate

UK PM Johnson Refuses to Resign Over Lockdown Parties

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday rejected opposition calls to resign for attending lockdown parties but accepted that a rule that ministers should lose their jobs if they had knowingly misled parliament applied to him. Johnson, who in 2019 won the biggest Conservative majority in more than 30 years, is braced for the publication […]

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

British PM Flags Vaccine Bond, FTA Talks with India in Republic Day Message

File photo: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street, London, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (Photo: AP) Johnson said he is proud of the friendship shared by the two diverse democracies and looked forward to fortifying the strong bond over the next 75 years and beyond. PTI London Last Updated:January 26, 2022, 17:19 IST FOLLOW […]

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More Transmissible But Less Virulent? Omicron 'Sub-variant' Raises New Virus Questions

More Transmissible But Less Virulent? Omicron ‘Sub-variant’ Raises New Virus Questions

Scientists are keeping a close watch on a recently-discovered sub-variant of the Omicron version of the Covid-19 virus to determine how its emergence could effect future pandemic spread. The initial Omicron variant has become the dominant virus strain in recent months but British health authorities have notably identified hundreds of cases of the latest version, […]

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Exclusive | Texas Synagogue Attacker Radicalised by Pakistan in 2020: Intel Sources

Exclusive | Texas Synagogue Attacker Radicalised by Pakistan in 2020: Intel Sources

Texas synagogue hostage-taker Malik Faisal Akram was radicalised by Pakistan in 2020, top intelligence sources have told CNN-News18. The 44-year-old British national, who demanded the release of jailed Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui with suspected al-Qaeda ties, was shot dead by authorities following a 10-hour siege in the small town of Colleyville last weekend. The four […]

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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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Omicron: Half Of Europe At Risk; Variant To Leave ‘Permanent Scar On Development’

France to Ease Covid Travel Restrictions on UK Travellers from Tomorrow

France said it will ease coronavirus curbs introduced last month on travellers from Britain, enabling vaccinated tourists to visit from Friday providing they have a negative test. The government has decided to end a blanket ban on non-essential travel, announced on December 16 when “the epidemic was spreading at a spectacular rate in the United […]

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