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  • ‘The Crown’ stokes an uproar over fact vs entertainment Nov 27, 2020 11:37 AM IST

    ‘The Crown’ stokes an uproar over fact vs entertainment

    Dramatic liberties in the latest season of the Netflix series, covering the turbulent 1980s, are annoying Britons who wrote of that period, even among those who disparage the royals.

  • Boris Johnson unveils largest military spend for UK in 30 years Nov 19, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Boris Johnson unveils largest military spend for UK in 30 years

    The mega investment plan will fund space and cyber defence projects and is expected to create thousands of new jobs, Downing Street said.

  • UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades Nov 19, 2020 12:17 PM IST

    UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

    UK PM Boris Johnson's Downing Street office said the cash boost would "cement the UK's position as the largest defence spender in Europe and the second-largest in NATO".

  • Bank of England sees 9 million people on furlough scheme: Deputy Governor Broadbent Nov 06, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Bank of England sees 9 million people on furlough scheme: Deputy Governor Broadbent

    "We think that there will again be many millions of employees placed on furlough ... in November, and over the following few months," Broadbent said in a presentation organised by regional agents of the central bank.

  • Bank of England deploys 150 billion pounds stimulus as coronavirus lockdown begins Nov 05, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Bank of England deploys 150 billion pounds stimulus as coronavirus lockdown begins

    The increase in the bond-buying program was bigger than the 100 billion pounds anticipated in financial markets and is aimed at keeping borrowing rates low to boost lending and ensuring that money keeps flowing through the financial system.

  • UK's PM Johnson insists new coronavirus lockdown will end on December 2 Nov 04, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    UK's PM Johnson insists new coronavirus lockdown will end on December 2

    The prime minister sought to reassure business leaders concerned about the effect of the new round of closures on their bottom line.

  • Nirav Modi extradition case: UK judge admits CBI, ED evidence Nov 03, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Nirav Modi extradition case: UK judge admits CBI, ED evidence

    .After Tuesday's ruling, the judge will decide how much weight he places on these documents amid the "37 bundles of evidence" to be considered for his ruling in the case expected early next year.

  • Nirav Modi extradition case to enter final stages in UK court Nov 02, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    Nirav Modi extradition case to enter final stages in UK court

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), arguing on behalf of the Indian authorities, will stress that the evidence meets the required criteria for the UK court to determine whether Modi has a case to answer before the Indian judicial system.

  • Burger King urges customers to 'order from McDonald’s' Nov 02, 2020 08:34 PM IST

    Burger King urges customers to 'order from McDonald’s'

    Burger King explains how the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has wrecked businesses, including those in the hospitality sector.

  • Factbox: Johnny Depp loses 'wife-beater' libel case: Key parts of the judgment Nov 02, 2020 06:41 PM IST

    Factbox: Johnny Depp loses 'wife-beater' libel case: Key parts of the judgment

    Nicol said he did not think this carried weight and that it was right Heard was not a party to the proceedings.

  • UK's Labour Party suspends Jeremy Corbyn in antisemitism row Oct 29, 2020 08:06 PM IST

    UK's Labour Party suspends Jeremy Corbyn in antisemitism row

    In his reaction to the EHRC report, current Opposition leader Keir Starmer had indicated that a denial stance to the report would not be tolerated, without any specific references to Corbyn.

  • Back at the Brexit table, UK and EU try to land deal on fish Oct 23, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    Back at the Brexit table, UK and EU try to land deal on fish

    After threats from Britain that it would undercut the 2020 divorce treaty, and Johnson briefly broke off trade talks on Friday, the EU said it was ready to talk about draft legal texts of a deal.

  • ‘Very little chance that it’ll be eradicated’: Senior British scientist raises concern about coronavirus Oct 21, 2020 06:42 PM IST

    ‘Very little chance that it’ll be eradicated’: Senior British scientist raises concern about coronavirus

    Although the novel coronavirus will be around indefinitely, a member of UK's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has said that the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of winter should impact strategies.

  • EU puts onus on Britain to agree new trade terms, stands ready for no deal Oct 15, 2020 10:59 PM IST

    EU puts onus on Britain to agree new trade terms, stands ready for no deal

    While EU leaders stressed the unity of the 27-nation bloc in the face off, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will assess the summit's decision before deciding his next steps.

  • Millions in England likely to move to tighter COVID-19 rules Oct 15, 2020 04:19 PM IST

    Millions in England likely to move to tighter COVID-19 rules

    The move comes as millions of people in northern England are waiting to find out whether they will be placed under the government’s tightest COVID-19 restrictions.

  • UK unveils 3-level COVID lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk Oct 12, 2020 09:58 PM IST

    UK unveils 3-level COVID lockdown plan; Liverpool at highest risk

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the three-tier national system was designed to “simplify and standardize” a confusing patchwork of local rules over what residents can and cannot do.

  • UK mobilises field hospitals as coronavirus cases surge Oct 12, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    UK mobilises field hospitals as coronavirus cases surge

    Jonathan Van-Tam, deputy chief medical officer for England, warned that although northern England was worst hit, rising infection rates were a "nationwide phenomenon".

  • Britain is getting ready for its space race Oct 08, 2020 12:48 PM IST

    Britain is getting ready for its space race

    Spurred by Brexit, London is backing companies that will build satellites and haul them into orbit.

  • In UK’s test and trace: Now you see them, now you don’t Oct 06, 2020 07:57 AM IST

    In UK’s test and trace: Now you see them, now you don’t

    Nearly 16,000 people who tested positive for the coronavirus disappeared from the records, another embarrassing failure for a much-criticized effort.

  • England cricket great Ian Botham takes up seat in House of Lords Oct 05, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    England cricket great Ian Botham takes up seat in House of Lords

    Botham, who will sit as a non-party-political crossbench peer, swore the oath of allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II as part of the ceremony.

  • UK PM Boris Johnson says soaring COVID-19 cases in line with forecasts Oct 05, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    UK PM Boris Johnson says soaring COVID-19 cases in line with forecasts

    A technical glitch had meant that over 15,000 test results had not been transferred into computer systems on time, including for contact tracers.

  • Coronavirus impact | Cineworld suspends operations at UK, US theatres, impacting 45,000 jobs Oct 05, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Cineworld suspends operations at UK, US theatres, impacting 45,000 jobs

    The world's second-biggest cinema chain, which has already said it was looking at different ways of raising additional funds, confirmed it will suspend operations at all of its 536 Regal theatres in the US and its 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theatres in the UK from October 8.

  • ‘Keep calm and carry on’ may not work during a pandemic Oct 05, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    ‘Keep calm and carry on’ may not work during a pandemic

    Eighty years after Londoners rallied in the face of the deadly German Blitz, many are flouting the rules aimed at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

  • UK begins drive to promote fairer' post-Brexit rules on hiring foreign workers, including Indian Sep 30, 2020 08:41 PM IST

    UK begins drive to promote fairer' post-Brexit rules on hiring foreign workers, including Indian

    .Indian industry and students' groups had broadly welcomed the new post-Brexit points-based regime unveiled by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel earlier this year as a means to attract the "brightest and the best" from around the world.

  • Meghan, Duchess of Sussex loses latest court battle with UK tabloid newspaper Sep 29, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex loses latest court battle with UK tabloid newspaper

    Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles the Mail on Sunday printed last year that included parts of a handwritten letter she sent to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018.

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