Boris Johnson
India  /  Published 04.08.20

New role for UK envoy after Delhi stint

Hardly had Philip Barton’s feet touched the ground in Delhi as the British high commissioner to India in succession to Dominic Asquith than he is being pulled back to London to head the enlarged...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 03.08.20

Businesses on recovery route in UK

Two-thirds of British businesses say they are now “fully operational” after the coronavirus lockdown, up from half in June, according to a survey on Sunday. A further 21 per cent of the f...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 02.08.20

Boris makes his brother Jo a Lord

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, 56, has moved to resolve a family quarrel by giving a peerage to his brother, Jo, 48, who resigned from his brother’s government and quit politics altogether i...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 01.08.20

Boris puts off easing of England lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday postponed a planned easing of the coronavirus lockdown in England after a rise in infections amplified fears of a second deadly Covid-19 surge. Just hou...
By Reuters in London

Opinion  /  Published 31.07.20

Covid and the curse of Cassandra

Cassandra, the daughter of Priam — the king of Troy — had a mysterious aura and the gift of prophecy. Cassandra’s prowess to “interpret and communicate the will of the gods&rdq...
By Krishnan Ranganathan in

World  /  Published 28.07.20

Boris urges Britons to ‘lose a little weight’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged Britain to lose “a little bit of weight” on Monday, using his own struggle with his weight before he contracted the novel coronavirus to encourage people...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 21.07.20

Britain suspends HK extradition treaty

Britain announced on Monday it would suspend its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in an escalation of a dispute with China over its introduction of a national security law for the former British colo...
By Reuters in London

Cricket  /  Published 19.07.20

Ian Botham set to be offered peerage

Ian Botham, one of England’s greatest cricketers, is set to be offered a peerage by Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, not so much for his cricketing feats but for supporting Brexit, ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

World  /  Published 18.07.20

Boris hopes for Xmas ‘normality’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he hoped Britain could return to normality before Christmas, setting out a phased removal of lockdown restrictions, but warned that while he was hoping for the best, ...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 15.07.20

UK to purge Huawei from 5G by 2027

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms eq...
By Reuters in London


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