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Rishi Sunak top of the pops

Sunak is known as Maharaja of the Dales, Dishy Rishi, India’s son in law, Disney prince version of a Tory...

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Nirav Modi case: India’s ‘unsanitary jails’ no longer a valid argument in UK courts

London: The case for the extradition by the Government of India of Nirav Deepak Modi (RP, Requested Person) is being...

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Lord Bilimoria looks forward to UK-India education development, collaboration

He is very excited about India’s New Education Policy that will allow foreign universities to open up in India. London:...

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UK-China a balancing act or a decoupling?

In the House of Commons, the government blocked a vote on a ‘genocide amendment’ to the Trade Bill that had...

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Union on the Edge

The EU’s impulsive decision to trigger Article 16 over vaccines to UK has irked the Conservative government and aggravated the...

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Britain crosses the tragic number of 100,000 Covid deaths

London: Boris Johnson clearly finds it awkward to deliver bad news. During these corona times typically the bad news about...

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Kenya cheerful in the time of Covid, unlike gloomy UK

Recently in Kenya on a business trip, it was impressive to see digital coordination in action. We were armed with...

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British MPs debate India, muddy the waters

With China breathing down the neck of the West and of India is it too farfetched to imagine China’s tacit...

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From bad to worse: UK lockdown may last until end March

The NHS is on the edge of toppling over, with exhausted doctors and nurses begging people to protect the NHS,...

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Boris Johnson succeeds in de-coupling from EU

The outlook for 2021 is positive, with vaccinations being rolled out from 4 January and with PWC predicting UK’s long-term...

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Modi-Johnson reviving UK-India ties beyond trade

London: UK-India relations have emerged from their recent state of stagnation. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s acceptance of Prime Minister Narendra...

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2021: A year to strengthen UK-India relationship

‘UK and India share a long and enduring friendship and as we take back control of our trade, we can...

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British think-tank advocates an Indo-Pacific Charter

A common denominator between European countries is importance of ASEAN. London: An idea that was articulated in India in April is...

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ISI favourite shames UK House of Lords

London: On 17 November, the House of Lords Conduct Committee (HLCC) published a 266-page forensic report into the morally bankrupt...

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A BioNTech vaccine and an ideological rift

London: Matt Hancock applauded the advent of a BioNTech vaccine from the front  bench, claiming the first of 10 million doses...

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‘Taiwan has an outstanding record in challenging the pandemic’

Czech Republic Senator Pavel Fischer says there are risks of continuing to exclude Taiwan from active participation in WHO.  ...

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Indo-Pacific is new strategic centre of the world: Shringla in UK

New Delhi: Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s visit to UK came on the eve of the US Presidential election,...

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UK locked down again

London: The leak of government’s new Lockdown policy has infuriated the Prime Minister and backbenchers, this leak bounced the government into...

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Johnson’s government faces unprecedented criticism

As Covid infections rise again and as Tiers1-2-3 unpopularity increases the Boris Johnson government face unprecedented criticism, from within and...

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Circuit breaker: Lockdown gets a new name

London: As England is inching towards another full-scale lockdown, renamed a circuit breaker, a three-tier system has been introduced—traffic lights without...

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In party speech, Johnson challenges notion he has lost his mojo

Some are reporting that Boris Johnson’s fiancée, Carrie Symonds is an unofficial counsellor to him.   London: Boris Johnson made...

Tory coronavirus emergency powers meet rebels

Resentment builds as Boris Johnson disappoints

London: Folks who voted for and supported Boris Johnson against his detractors in 2019 are now disappointed with his performance...

Tory coronavirus emergency powers meet rebels

Tory coronavirus emergency powers meet rebels

London: Go to work, work at home, now go to work, now work at home, eat out to help out but...

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Tories getstrong opposition to Internal Market Bill 

The Internal Market Bill (IMB) has caused a furore, despite heavyweight judicial opposition and some parliamentary discomfort the controversial Bill...