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  • Appalled at attack on Salman Rushdie: British PM Boris Johnson Aug 13, 2022 09:17 AM IST

    Appalled at attack on Salman Rushdie: British PM Boris Johnson

    Salman Rushdie, the Mumbai-born author was "still undergoing surgery", several hours after being stabbed by a 24-year-old New Jersey resident at an event in western New York State.

  • India, UK working intensively to meet Diwali deadline for FTA Aug 11, 2022 02:40 PM IST

    India, UK working intensively to meet Diwali deadline for FTA

    The latest round concluded on July 29, with the next due to be held in the UK later this month.

  • Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson pledge again to support Ukraine as long as necessary Aug 10, 2022 07:37 AM IST

    Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson pledge again to support Ukraine as long as necessary

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed their commitment to support Ukraine, invaded by Russia in February, as long as necessary, the French presidential palace said on Tuesday.

  • Liz Truss fends off Rishi Sunak attacks to hold her lead in UK race Jul 26, 2022 04:42 PM IST

    Liz Truss fends off Rishi Sunak attacks to hold her lead in UK race

    Rishi Sunak didn’t move the needle in Tory leadership debate in the campaign that will determine the next Prime Minister

  • The race to succeed Boris Johnson, explained Jul 23, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    The race to succeed Boris Johnson, explained

    It will not be a general election that decides who gets the job. Instead, the selection process is playing out inside the Conservative Party.

  • India-UK trade talks on track, government looks at August 31 deadline Jul 21, 2022 08:07 PM IST

    India-UK trade talks on track, government looks at August 31 deadline

    The India-United Kingdom FTA aims to significantly boost trade by reducing tariffs on up to 65 percent of traded goods and 40 percent of services.

  • Ananda Mahindra's latest 'Brit-Indian' humour tweet as Rishi Sunak battles to be UK PM Jul 21, 2022 03:20 PM IST

    Ananda Mahindra's latest 'Brit-Indian' humour tweet as Rishi Sunak battles to be UK PM

    Earlier this week, Anand Mahindra had shared another photoshopped image of 10, Downing Street adorned with traditional Indian household elements like 'toran' (or garland) made of dry mango leaves, Lord Ganesha door hangings,and auspicious 'swastika' symbols painted in red on each side of the doorway of British PM's London residence.

  • Watch | Boris Johnson's farewell speech: 'Hasta la vista, baby' Jul 21, 2022 09:44 AM IST

    Watch | Boris Johnson's farewell speech: 'Hasta la vista, baby'

    Boris Johnson gave the contenders in the PM race some words of advice. "Stay close to the Americans, stick up for the Ukrainians, stick up for freedom and democracy everywhere," he said.

  • Rishi Sunak races ahead with 137 votes, to face Liz Truss in final leg of British PM contest Jul 21, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    Rishi Sunak races ahead with 137 votes, to face Liz Truss in final leg of British PM contest

    Sunak's popularity within the Conservative parliamentary party does not seem to chime with the views of the wider membership base, which has shown favour towards his leading opponents.

  • Race to become UK PM down to final two, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss Jul 20, 2022 09:03 PM IST

    Race to become UK PM down to final two, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss

    Rishi Sunak, who helped steer the economy through the pandemic, might not find a forgiving crowd among party members with many blaming him for triggering Boris Johnson's downfall with his resignation earlier this month.

  • 4 contenders battle in bitter race to replace Boris Johnson Jul 19, 2022 04:41 PM IST

    4 contenders battle in bitter race to replace Boris Johnson

    After three rounds of voting by party lawmakers, former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak leads the shrinking field and has all but secured his place in the final pair. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt and former Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch are vying for the second place.

  • Rishi Sunak, other British prime minister contenders clash over tax cuts in TV debate Jul 18, 2022 06:13 AM IST

    Rishi Sunak, other British prime minister contenders clash over tax cuts in TV debate

    With no clear candidate to succeed Boris Johnson who is stepping down after a series of scandals, the battle to be the next leader remains unpredictable and increasingly fractious, exposing rifts in the ruling Conservative Party.

  • Prime Minister race in Britain remains unsettled in wake of Johnson’s departure Jul 17, 2022 10:25 PM IST

    Prime Minister race in Britain remains unsettled in wake of Johnson’s departure

    Strictly speaking, Mordaunt, 49, is not the current front-runner: That status belongs to Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor of the exchequer, who won the backing of 101 lawmakers in the second round of voting Thursday.

  • 'Who would've thought Indian-origin man could be British PM': Nikhil Kamath on Rishi Sunak Jul 17, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    'Who would've thought Indian-origin man could be British PM': Nikhil Kamath on Rishi Sunak

    Rishi Sunak also happens to be UK's first Hindu finance minister, Britain's richest MP, and the son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy.

  • Rishi Sunak roasted for glaring typo in campaign banner. His response… Jul 16, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak roasted for glaring typo in campaign banner. His response…

    Viewers were amused to notice a glaring typo in the campaign banner hanging behind Rishi Sunak even as he spoke about being a perfectionist.

  • Conservative leadership election: Why a run-off between Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak is unlikely Jul 16, 2022 09:52 AM IST

    Conservative leadership election: Why a run-off between Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak is unlikely

    A second round of voting among Conservative MPs has whittled the candidates in the running to replace Boris Johnson as leader down to five.

  • 'Back anyone, but Rishi Sunak': Former British PM Boris Johnson tells allies Jul 15, 2022 11:03 PM IST

    'Back anyone, but Rishi Sunak': Former British PM Boris Johnson tells allies

    Boris Johnson, who has said he will not endorse any leadership candidates or publicly intervene in the contest, is believed to have held conversations with failed contenders to succeed him and urged that Rishi Sunak should not become the prime minister.

  • Five contenders to be next UK PM to face off in TV debate Jul 15, 2022 01:57 PM IST

    Five contenders to be next UK PM to face off in TV debate

    An initial field of 11 challengers has been whittled down following two days of votes by lawmakers from the ruling Conservative Party, but no individual has yet emerged as the obvious successor to Boris Johnson who announced he was stepping down following a series of scandals.

  • Eight candidates make cut in race to succeed UK PM Boris Johnson Jul 13, 2022 07:49 AM IST

    Eight candidates make cut in race to succeed UK PM Boris Johnson

    Only two hopefuls failed to secure the 20 necessary nominations, leaving a wide field of candidates seeking to win the backing of the party with promises of tax cuts, honesty and serious government - a contrast to Johnson who was forced to announce he would resign after a series of scandals.

  • Rishi Sunak, Suella Braverman on shortlist of 8 in UK PM race Jul 12, 2022 11:17 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak, Suella Braverman on shortlist of 8 in UK PM race

    The others to make it on the ballot paper include Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, new Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt, former Cabinet ministers Kemi Badenoch and Jeremy Hunt and Tory backbencher Tom Tugendhat.

  • Rivals vying to replace Boris Johnson are diverse in background, not in plans Jul 12, 2022 10:53 PM IST

    Rivals vying to replace Boris Johnson are diverse in background, not in plans

    Nearly all the candidates are promising to cut taxes of one sort or another to cushion the blow of a spiraling cost-of-living crisis.

  • New UK PM to be announced on September 5 Jul 12, 2022 06:41 AM IST

    New UK PM to be announced on September 5

    .The 1922 Committee of Conservative backbench MPs set out the timetable and rules of play for the elections, which will officially open and also close for nominations on Tuesday.

  • Analysis: Tax-cut talk in UK leadership race adds to inflation angst Jul 11, 2022 07:39 PM IST

    Analysis: Tax-cut talk in UK leadership race adds to inflation angst

    Jeremy Hunt, one of Truss's predecessors and a former health minister, said he would cut "all taxes" but would focus on cutting corporation tax first, saying it would be least inflationary.

  • Brits want singer Rick Astley to be the new Prime Minister because he will never... Jul 11, 2022 01:08 PM IST

    Brits want singer Rick Astley to be the new Prime Minister because he will never...

    Interestingly, social media had witnessed a similar scenario during the Prime Ministerial race in 2019 during which Boris Johnson had beaten Theresa May.

  • Liz Truss to run for next UK PM, The Telegraph reports Jul 11, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    Liz Truss to run for next UK PM, The Telegraph reports

    "I will fight the election as a Conservative and govern as a Conservative," she said.

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