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World  /  Published 12.08.20

UK plunges into recession

The British economy has recorded the deepest coronavirus-related slump among the world's leading industrial economies after official figures on Wednesday showed it shrinking by a fifth in the seco...
By AP in London

World  /  Published 03.08.20

UK: Mahatma on coins

Mahatma Gandhi is set to be the first non-white person to feature on British money. The Royal Mint Advisory Committee is working to create a coin featuring the Mahatma. It comes as Rishi Sunak, the C...
By Helena Horton 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 27.07.20

Spain off UK safe-travel list

British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Sunday stood by his government’s abrupt decision to impose a two-week coronavirus quarantine on travellers returning from Spain, which has provoked anger...
By Reuters in Madrid, London

Business  /  Published 27.07.20

Tata Steel stake offer

Tata Steel is reportedly offering the British taxpayer a 50 per cent stake in its Port Talbot steelworks in Wales as part of efforts to secure government backing to secure the future of the business i...
By PTI in London

Business  /  Published 25.07.20

SpiceJet can fly to UK under bilateral pact

SpiceJet has been designated as the “Indian scheduled carrier” to operate flight services to the UK from India, the Gyeseurgaon-based no-frills airline said in a regulatory filing on Frida...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

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

World  /  Published 15.07.20

Masks compulsory in UK shops

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets is being made compulsory from July 24 in England, with anyone flouting the law risking a fine of £100. The Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who li...
By Amit Roy in London

Business  /  Published 13.07.20

EU trade talks set rolling

India has started trade talks with the European Union (EU) and is open to a dialogue with the United Kingdom for a free trade agreement, trade minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday, as Asia’s t...
By Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.06.20

Tata Steel in the red on asset writeoff

Tata Steel posted a surprising loss of Rs 1,236 crore in the fourth quarter of 2019-20 after adjusting impairment charges linked to the steel business in the United Kingdom and mineral assets in Canad...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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