Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

UK government


UK PM Boris Johnson's last address to parliament was self-congratulatory and hinted at a sequel

July 22, 2022 9:01 am

Johnson was at his cutting best. He defended his government's performance in handling the pandemic, boasted about getting Brexit done and moralised about helping the people of Ukraine fend off the Russian invasion.

Outgoing British PM took people’s confidence for granted while flouting democratic rules and conventions

July 08, 2022 7:41 am

Till the end, Boris Johnson tried to cling to power and office, insisting on staying on as caretaker PM, defying the clamour within the party and Parliament that he should make an immediate exit.

MMRDA adopts gender-related findings to make Metro commute accessible and appealing to women

May 02, 2022 9:43 pm

MMRDA is also aiming to increase the number of women working in Metro operations, including as station controllers, security staff and ticketing personnel, said MMRDA commissioner SVR Srinivas.

Boris Johnson defies calls to quit as ouster bid gathers pace

January 19, 2022 8:20 pm

Pressure on the prime minister grew as one Conservative lawmaker defected to the opposition Labour Party and a former Conservative Cabinet Minister told him: “In the name of God, go!”

Dubai ruler must pay ex-wife $700M in divorce settlement

December 21, 2021 9:50 pm

The High Court said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum must pay 251.5 million pounds to his sixth wife, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, and make ongoing payments for their children Al Jalila, 14, and Zayed, 9, underpinned by a bank guarantee of 290 million pounds.

UK Covid-19 cases hit record high for second day

December 16, 2021 11:11 pm

Britain reported 88,376 new infections, the highest since the start of the pandemic and up around 10,000 since the previous record set on Wednesday.

Britain needs truckers fast, We went to a school where they train

October 14, 2021 10:46 am

Seated in front of me on the driver’s seat — a throne of rubber and foam, cushioned with at least 1 foot of suspension — was the trainee, Felix Karikari, 36, spinning the steering wheel one day this month as the rush-hour traffic sped around the streets of South London.

UK infected blood probe focuses on school where dozens died

June 22, 2021 10:01 am

Some 89 former students were infected with HIV or hepatitis as a result and less than a quarter of them are still alive.

UK to deploy aircraft carrier as part of Indo-Pacific 'renewed focus'

February 04, 2021 11:12 pm

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed the deployment of the aircraft carrier during the “2+2” virtual meeting with their respective Japanese counterparts, Ministers Toshimitsu Motegi and Nobuo Kishi, this week.

UK secures 2 mln more doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

November 29, 2020 2:09 pm

After appointing Nadhim Zahawi for deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, Britain received two million doses of Moderna Inc’s vaccine to fight against the pandemic.