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  • Eyeing power, UK Labour Party vows to abolish House of Lords Dec 05, 2022 08:03 PM IST

    Eyeing power, UK Labour Party vows to abolish House of Lords

    The left-of-center party has been out of power since 2010, but has a big lead in opinion polls after months of scandal and economic turmoil for the governing Conservatives.

  • UK-India FTA talks: Tariff barriers, digital trade and services, access to SMEs, easing of regulatory issues on the agenda Nov 25, 2022 03:17 PM IST

    UK-India FTA talks: Tariff barriers, digital trade and services, access to SMEs, easing of regulatory issues on the agenda

    Both countries are hopeful of bringing in the FTA by early next year, for it to be implemented before 2024.

  • British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveils plans to attract tech talent to UK Nov 21, 2022 08:29 PM IST

    British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveils plans to attract tech talent to UK

    Rishi Sunak unveiled a new scheme for the world's 100 most talented young professionals in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of his vision to make the UK a "beacon" to attract the "brightest and best" from around the world.

  • The G20 summit: Sniping on the beaches of beautiful Bali Nov 13, 2022 08:12 PM IST

    The G20 summit: Sniping on the beaches of beautiful Bali

    There is rising tension among G20 members on the Ukraine issue, among others. The challenge for India, which takes over the Chair, will be to keep the flock together.

  • India among top five countries for sourcing doctors to Singapore, says minister Nov 07, 2022 04:15 PM IST

    India among top five countries for sourcing doctors to Singapore, says minister

    India, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom are the top five countries for sourcing doctors, Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary said.

  • Watch: Rishi Sunak sells poppies at London subway station, leaving commuters surprised Nov 04, 2022 12:25 PM IST

    Watch: Rishi Sunak sells poppies at London subway station, leaving commuters surprised

    UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was seen carrying a box with paper poppies and wearing a flower on black jacket at the Westminster Tube station on Thursday.

  • Does Britain have the heft to play a global role anymore? Oct 31, 2022 11:30 AM IST

    Does Britain have the heft to play a global role anymore?

    The country's descent into economic chaos roiled markets but has raised questions about its role in the new world order that's beginning to take shape

  • Southampton, UK: Where Rishi Sunak grew up, imbibed Indian values Oct 30, 2022 08:46 PM IST

    Southampton, UK: Where Rishi Sunak grew up, imbibed Indian values

    England used to be referred to as the nation of shopkeepers, and a visit to Southampton shows that a son of one such family has now come to lead the country.

  • Rishi Sunak says he once waited tables. His top lessons from the job Oct 30, 2022 03:42 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak says he once waited tables. His top lessons from the job

    Rishi Sunak is now in the spotlight as the UK's wealthiest prime minister but as a youngster, he said he had a humble job.

  • Rishi Sunak’s morning routine comprises these workouts, foods Oct 30, 2022 01:24 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak’s morning routine comprises these workouts, foods

    Rishi Sunak on his exercise plan, diet and ocassional indulgences.

  • Hundreds of thousands of UK healthcare workers balloted for strikes Oct 27, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Hundreds of thousands of UK healthcare workers balloted for strikes

    Unison, which has more than 1.3 million members according to its website, said on Thursday the most pressing issue for Sunak and his Health Secretary Steve Barclay was "without doubt finding a solution to the many problems affecting the NHS".

  • Rishi Sunak risks fresh Braverman row over UK-India visa deal Oct 26, 2022 10:23 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak risks fresh Braverman row over UK-India visa deal

    Rishi Sunak’s UK government is in talks with India over whether to increase the number of business visas granted to Indian nationals as part of a potential trade deal, a stance that risks causing friction in the new prime minster’s top team.

  • Rishi Sunak faces daunting task as he becomes UK prime minister Oct 25, 2022 01:54 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak faces daunting task as he becomes UK prime minister

    The 42-year-old former finance minister becomes Britain's third prime minister in less than two months, after infighting and feuding at Westminster that has horrified investors and alarmed international allies.

  • Rishi Sunak brings a promise of stability, but can he stop winter from biting? Oct 25, 2022 12:19 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak brings a promise of stability, but can he stop winter from biting?

    Sunak’s appointment has been welcomed by financial markets as promising political stability, after Liz Truss’s disastrous dash for growth via unfunded tax cuts trashed the pound and sent government bond yields soaring in the past month.

  • Rishi Sunak is a new and old-fashioned Tory Oct 25, 2022 11:44 AM IST

    Rishi Sunak is a new and old-fashioned Tory

    In February 2020, Sunak took his oath of office as chancellor of the exchequer holding a copy of the Bhagavad Gita and celebrated Diwali by putting lights outside his official residence at Number 11 Downing Street.

  • Confident he will do his best for UK: Infosys founder Narayana Murthy reacts to son-in-law Rishi Sunak becoming UK PM Oct 25, 2022 09:48 AM IST

    Confident he will do his best for UK: Infosys founder Narayana Murthy reacts to son-in-law Rishi Sunak becoming UK PM

    “Congratulations to Rishi. We are proud of him and we wish him success. We are confident he will do his best for the people of the United Kingdom," Murthy said in an email statement to Moneycontrol.

  • Boris Johnson ends comeback bid, but promises another Oct 24, 2022 10:44 PM IST

    Boris Johnson ends comeback bid, but promises another

    In the end, all of Boris Johnson's bluster couldn't hide the facts: He didn't have the votes to win the Conservative Party leadership contest and stage a political comeback just weeks after being forced out as prime minister.

  • Stocks, pound up as Rishi Sunak poised to become new British Prime Minister Oct 24, 2022 10:26 PM IST

    Stocks, pound up as Rishi Sunak poised to become new British Prime Minister

    European markets closed in positive territory, despite data showing Britain and Germany heading for recession and the Hong Kong stock market plunging

  • Look forward to working closely on global issues, implementing Roadmap 2030: PM Modi on Sunak's elevation Oct 24, 2022 09:28 PM IST

    Look forward to working closely on global issues, implementing Roadmap 2030: PM Modi on Sunak's elevation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "Warmest congratulations @RishiSunak! As you become UK PM, I look forward to working closely together on global issues, and implementing Roadmap 2030...."

  • In Pics | Rishi Sunak to be UK's first British Asian prime minister Oct 24, 2022 07:47 PM IST

    In Pics | Rishi Sunak to be UK's first British Asian prime minister

    The former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak will be Britain’s first leader of color, and faces the task of stabilizing the party and country at a time of economic and political turbulence.

  • UK Gets First Indian-origin PM in Rishi Sunak: His Indian Connection in 10 Points Oct 24, 2022 07:26 PM IST

    UK Gets First Indian-origin PM in Rishi Sunak: His Indian Connection in 10 Points

    Rishi Sunak was praised for a COVID-19 economic rescue package, comprising an expensive jobs retention programme that averted mass unemployment in the country

  • Swift rise to PM, but some doubt Rishi Sunak can win UK elections Oct 24, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    Swift rise to PM, but some doubt Rishi Sunak can win UK elections

    The former Goldman Sachs analyst and hedge fund partner also faces challenges within the governing Conservative Party, where some lawmakers blame him for his role in ousting Johnson and are concerned he has not got what it takes to win elections.

  • Rishi Sunak to be UK's next prime minister as only rival drops out of race Oct 24, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak to be UK's next prime minister as only rival drops out of race

    UK PM Race: Rishi Sunak, who headed the finance ministry under Boris Johnson, will be the first person of Indian-origin to occupy the top political office at 10 Downing Street. The 42-year-old will also be the youngest prime minister to lead Britain.

  • India, Pakistan on cusp of history to share pride as Sunak likely to be first non-White British PM Oct 24, 2022 06:33 PM IST

    India, Pakistan on cusp of history to share pride as Sunak likely to be first non-White British PM

    Rishi Sunak's grandparents originated from British India but their birthplace Gujranwala lies in modern-day Pakistan's Punjab province. Thus, in an odd way, the new British leader is both an Indian and a Pakistani.

  • Italy’s first woman PM has a battle on her hands on the economic front; her cabinet choices reassure US, NATO Oct 24, 2022 04:36 PM IST

    Italy’s first woman PM has a battle on her hands on the economic front; her cabinet choices reassure US, NATO

    As Italy’s first woman prime minister, Meloni may try to avoid the fate of the UK’s Liz Truss. But that would also depend largely on how her coalition partners choose their battle.