Priti Patel
World  /  Published 01.07.21

UK: 56k visas issued to Indian students

The UK issued 56,000 visas to Indian students in 2020, a 13 per cent increase from the year before, the secretary of state for the UK home department, Priti Patel, said on Wednesday. She was addressi...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 30.05.21

Boris Johnson marries fiancée Carrie Symonds

Just one photograph has been released, showing the couple in the garden at 10 Downing Street after the wedding. Symonds used to work in the Conservative Party press office, which she joined in 2010, ...
By H S Rao in London

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.21

Covid-19 may exacerbate inequalities

A middle-ranking American diplomat who was posted in Calcutta in the early 1980s after serving in Dhaka had a disarming way of avoiding the risk of infection in the subcontinent. Declining ice or wate...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray

World  /  Published 18.12.20

EU deal chances bleak: UK

Senior British minister Michael Gove put the chances of securing a trade deal with the EU at less than 50 per cent on Thursday, striking a pessimistic tone just two weeks before Britain completes its ...
By Reuters in London

Opinion  /  Published 12.12.20

Wealthy immigrants have a special responsibility

Offered West Bengal’s finance ministership, Tulsi Charan Goswami, the brilliant but mercurial Serampore zamindar, laughed that if he managed public money as he did his own, the state would ...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray


World  /  Published 21.11.20

Meghnad and Priti in resignation rows

In a way, his case and that of Priti are connected, for she is hated with singular vehemence by the Labour Party. Meghnad revealed: “I was giving a lecture the other day and someone asked why s...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 02.07.20

Boris in UK asylum offer

Britain adopted a  tough line with China over the introduction of a new security law in its former colony of Hong Kong. On Wednesday, Boris Johnson told the Commons that China was guilty of a &l...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 29.02.20

Senior civil servant quits after Priti clash

The most senior bureaucrat at the home office, Philip Rutnam, resigned as permanent secretary at the department on Saturday after clashing with the home secretary Priti Patel and warned he would be ta...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 10.04.20

Priti tells UK cops not to be harsh

British home secretary Priti Patel has told police forces not to be “heavy-handed” in enforcing the coronavirus lockdown after reports that some overzealous officers were rummaging through shopp...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 25.07.19

Cold facts versus bluster: What's ahead for Britain and Boris

Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it clear from the moment he stepped into No 10 Downing Street that he was making a clean break with the past. Out went 16 cabinet ministers inclu...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi


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