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Explained Ideas: Who are the 'difficult four' nations, and why is India among them?

January 22, 2021 2:39 pm

A Chatham House report notes that overt Hindu nationalism of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is leading to a chorus of concern that intolerant majoritarianism is replacing the vision of a secular, democratic India bequeathed by Nehru.

The liberal world order is yet to free itself from imperial bias, as a report that dubs India a 'difficult' country reveals

January 15, 2021 9:03 am

The Chatham House report groups India on the other side of a "new divide in international affairs — between open societies where citizens have the capacity to fight for their rights and those where these rights are denied".

Explained: What are the new rules for flying into the US? 

January 13, 2021 11:30 pm

The US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has said all passengers flying in to the country must produce negative Covid-19 tests. Why? Are there exemptions? What are the norms post arrival into the US?

India-UK flights resume; first plane with 256 passengers lands in Delhi

January 08, 2021 3:15 pm

The government had suspended flights on December 23. As flights resume in a caliberated manner, for the next two weeks, till January 23, only 15 flights will operate between the two countries.

Explained: The UK-Spain pact that saves Gibraltar from a hard Brexit

January 05, 2021 9:31 am

Gibraltar, with an area of just 6.8 sq km and a population of around 34,000 people, has been the subject of intense dispute between Spain and Britain for centuries.

Explained: Why UK's decision to abolish 'tampon tax' is significant

January 06, 2021 8:39 am

The measure had been promised by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer (equivalent to finance minister) Rishi Sunak in March last year, and is part of a wider UK government effort called ‘End Period Poverty’.

Explained: When India-UK flights resume on January 8, what will be the guidelines?

January 06, 2021 8:31 am

India-UK Flights resume: The Civil Aviation Ministry announced Friday that flights from the UK will resume on January 8 in a staggered manner. Which flights will resume? What do passengers arriving in India from the UK need to do?

UK flights to resume Jan 8; just 15 a week until Jan 23

January 02, 2021 3:52 am

Meanwhile, twenty-nine samples have so far tested positive for the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 in India, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Study says Britain must vaccinate two million a week to prevent a third COVID-19 wave

December 29, 2020 9:15 am

“In the absence of substantial vaccine roll-out, cases, hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths in 2021 may exceed those in 2020.”

Explained: What will change for UK with the new post-Brexit deal?

January 01, 2021 12:46 pm

At 23:00 GMT on December 31, the UK will leave the EU Single Market and Customs Union, all EU policies and international agreements.


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Boris Johnson's journey from journalist to UK PM

July 25, 2019 6:39 am

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

Modi in London: PM holds talks with Theresa May on infusing new energy into post-Brexit bilateral ties

April 19, 2018 1:55 pm

PM Modi arrived in United Kingdom on Wednesday for the second leg of his three-nation visit. Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May in London and had wide-ranging talks on redefining and infusing new energy into bilateral engagement post-Brexit.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).


Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.