Business  /  Published 04.07.20

Royal Dutch Shell open to moving base

Royal Dutch Shell is not ruling out moving its headquarters from the Netherlands to Britain, the oil company’s chief executive Ben van Beurden said in a Dutch newspaper interview published on Sa...
By Reuters in Amsterdam

World  /  Published 03.07.20

UK asylum for HK consulate ex-staffer

A former employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful UK asylum case from the former British colony. Simon Cheng, who a...
By AP in London

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Past connection

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? The Covid-19 crisis is a mirror held up to each nation. Some, like Jacinda Ardern’s New Zealand, look very fair. Many have celebrated an u...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

World  /  Published 01.05.20

UK’s Asian Covid fighter dilemma

Ramesh Mehta, president of Bapio — British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin — sums up the dilemma facing the NHS which is being called up to protect Asian and black healthcare workers wh...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 15.04.20

Hong Kong police end siege

The police returned control of Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s campus to school officials on Friday, bringing to an end one of the most intense periods of conflict since protests began to engulf ...
By Austin Ramzy/ New York Times News Service in Hong Kong

World  /  Published 15.04.20

Iran says it has seized British tanker

Iran said on Friday that it had seized a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, and the tanker’s owner said it had lost contact with the vessel as it appeared to be heading towards Iran. The Britis...
By New York Times News Service in London

World  /  Published 14.04.20

UK economy ‘can shrink by 35 per cent’

Britain’s economy could shrink by a massive 35 per cent in the April-June period, more than doubling unemployment and taking public borrowing to its highest levels since World War II, the country's ...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 19.03.20

London moves into partial lockdown

London was on Thursday a city of fear and masked citizens as the capital of once the greatest empire in the world moved into partial lockdown with 40 Underground stations being closed.The move came as...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 15.03.20

UK troops to prevent panic buying at markets

Troops “trained in chemical, biological and nuclear warfare” will deep-clean empty public buildings in Britain in case they need to be turned into hospitals or morgues to deal with the coronavirus...
By Amit Roy in London

Books  /  Published 20.02.20

Match drawn

John le Carré hates the “sheer bloody lunacy of Brexit”. This is not his statement, of course, but part of the bitter fulminations against the present political leadership of Britain — the “p...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in


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