World  /  Published 11.05.20

UK minister thanks India

Even as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced conditional measures to slightly ease the lockdown, for example by encouraging people to return to work but only if they could not do so from home, the U...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 06.05.20

Top UK scientist quits after breaching lockdown with lover

Britain bizarrely has a full-blown sex scandal in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, with the resignation of Neil Ferguson, a top scientist at Imperial College London, who allowed his lover, a ma...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 02.05.20

Boris names son, Nick puzzle solved

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have released a picture of their baby son and announced he will be called Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson after their respective grandfathers and two of the doctors wh...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 13.11.19

UK floods a poll issue

Flooding in large swathes of Yorkshire and the East Midlands has become a general election issue, with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn making the allegation that if the Tory heartland in Surrey in the...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 07.11.19

Distance grows between Boris, Trump

Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spoke with President Trump by phone on Tuesday, and to judge by the duelling summaries of the call provided by the White House and 10 Downing Street, Johnson an...
By Mark Landler/New York Times News Service in London


Business  /  Published 11.06.20

Unilever sticks to London

Consumer goods giant Unilever says it will end its Anglo-Dutch corporate structure and be based in London, backing away from a proposal two years ago to move to the Netherlands. The group behind hous...
By AP and Reuters in London

World  /  Published 09.06.20

Gandhi statue defiled in London

Black Lives Matter protesters have vandalised Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in Parliament Square, London, daubing “racist” on the pedestal steps and throwing a little white paint on the burnished bron...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 24.04.20

Doctors reject Trump hint on disinfectant

Doctors and health experts urged people not to drink or inject disinfectant on Friday after US President Donald Trump suggested scientists should investigate inserting the cleaning agent into the body...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 21.04.20

Oxford speeds up vaccine research

Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford University professor who appears to be leading the worldwide race to find a vaccine for coronavirus, said on Monday that her team had compressed research that normally takes ...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 19.04.20

Call for UK ethnic data

The leader of the British Medical Association urged the government on Sunday to record the ethnicity of coronavirus cases and warned that failure to do so would be a “scandal”.Although Asian and b...
By Amit Roy in London


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