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Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

05 Jan 2021

Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

England's 56 million people were ordered to stay at home by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, as the United Kingdom struggles to contain a new variant of coronavirus.

UK: Narayana Murthy's son-in-law among 15 Indian-origin MPs elected

14 Dec 2019

UK: Narayana Murthy's son-in-law among 15 Indian-origin MPs elected

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to power with a big majority in the United Kingdom elections on Friday, the polls also marked a victory for diversity.

Justin Trudeau wins second term in Canada polls; loses majority

22 Oct 2019

Justin Trudeau wins second term in Canada polls; loses majority

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in the national elections on Monday. However, Trudeau's Liberal Party lost the Parliament majority as the opposition Conservatives closed in.

UK PM put his foot up during meeting with French-President?

23 Aug 2019

UK PM put his foot up during meeting with French-President?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made himself a bit too comfortable while talking to French President Emmanuel Macron at the latter's palatial residence.

British PM Theresa May announces her resignation, gives emotional address

24 May 2019

British PM Theresa May announces her resignation, gives emotional address

In a quite expected turn of events, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would resign soon. May, who leads the Conservative Party in the British Parliament, has been facing backlash from her own party MPs over her Brexit plan.

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

28 Mar 2019

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

Theresa May yesterday bowed to mounting pressure from within her own Conservative Party and offered to resign as UK Prime Minister if her MPs agreed to back her twice-defeated Brexit divorce bill to get it over the line in a third parliamentary vote.

British PM May comes under fire over EU exit deal

27 Nov 2018

British PM May comes under fire over EU exit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced parliamentary fury yesterday as she set off on the tricky task of convincing mutinous lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union (EU).

UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit

16 Nov 2018

UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit

Embattled British Prime Minister, Theresa May, yesterday faced a possible "coup" after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Indian-origin minister Shailesh Vara and two other ministers resigned from her divided Cabinet over UK's "half-baked" divorce deal with the EU.

UK unveils tougher new post-Brexit immigration plans. India to benefit?

02 Oct 2018

UK unveils tougher new post-Brexit immigration plans. India to benefit?

British Prime Minister Theresa May today unveiled a major post-Brexit overhaul of the UK's immigration system, which she said is aimed at a level playing field for nationals from all countries by ending "freedom of movement once and for all" for European Union (EU) citizens.

British ministers' phone numbers released to public after app gaffe

30 Sep 2018

British ministers' phone numbers released to public after app gaffe

Phone numbers and other personal details of senior ministers from Britain's Conservative Party were made public by an app security flaw yesterday, including those of top Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.

British PM Theresa May calls leadership speculation 'irritating'

17 Sep 2018

British PM Theresa May calls leadership speculation 'irritating'

British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday she was "irritated" by speculation about a leadership contest as she slammed former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, seen as her most likely challenger.

Theresa May admits getting 'irritated' by debate over her leadership

16 Sep 2018

Theresa May admits getting 'irritated' by debate over her leadership

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets "irritated" by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.

UK: Boris Johnson slammed over sexual liaisons, latest Brexit jibe

10 Sep 2018

UK: Boris Johnson slammed over sexual liaisons, latest Brexit jibe

Britain's former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson yesterday came under fire from different sides of his Conservative Party in the wake of a controversial dossier on his personal life and his attack on British PM Theresa May by comparing her Brexit plans with a "suicide vest".

UK: PM Theresa May to reshuffle scandal-hit cabinet soon

09 Jan 2018

UK: PM Theresa May to reshuffle scandal-hit cabinet soon

British PM Theresa May will soon implement a cabinet reshuffle in a bid to re-assert her authority, amid multiple high-level departures.

Brexit: May government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

14 Dec 2017

Brexit: May government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

The Brexit took an unexpected turn after Britain's Theresa May government faced a surprise defeat in a Parliamentary vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?

03 Nov 2017

What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?

Ever since numerous sexual harassment allegations popped up against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of men/woman have been speaking out about their experiences on harassment at the hand of powerful individuals

UK 'a bit absent' from Brexit negotiations: Sir Simon Fraser

08 Aug 2017

UK 'a bit absent' from Brexit negotiations: Sir Simon Fraser

Expressing his disapproval for UK's conduct at the Brexit negotiations, Sir Simon Fraser, an ex-top official at the foreign office stated that the UK hasn't been able to get a good start at the Brexit negotiations.

Brexit negotiations: May reassures EU citizens with 'UK settled status'

23 Jun 2017

Brexit negotiations: May reassures EU citizens with 'UK settled status'

Allaying EU citizens concerns on Brexit, British PM Theresa May assured that EU citizens who have been residing in the UK for five years will be given a 'UK settled status'. "No one will face a cliff edge", she promised.

Theresa May announces new cabinet, Damien Green chosen as deputy

12 Jun 2017

Theresa May announces new cabinet, Damien Green chosen as deputy

Battling against all odds to keep her minority government together, British PM Theresa May has announced her new cabinet with major positions assigned to close aides, including Damien Green who was appointed as 'deputy'.

May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers

10 Jun 2017

May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers

Following British PM Theresa May's decision to form the government with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), official sources from her office has indicated that she would retain top ministers including Amber Rudd, Interior minister and Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary.

Theresa May loses overall majority in the British Parliament

09 Jun 2017

Theresa May loses overall majority in the British Parliament

As results came in on UK elections, the Conservative Party led by incumbent PM Theresa May failed to secure an overall majority, resulting in a hung Parliament.

EU-UK spat: EU Parliament chief hits back at May's broadside

05 May 2017

EU-UK spat: EU Parliament chief hits back at May's broadside

Antonio Tajani, Head of the European Parliament rejected British PM Theresa May's claim that the EU was interfering with the June elections in UK.