Tag: Britain

Column: The Brexit Challenge

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Brexit has Britain on the edge. Public opinion over the issue is sharply divided and the stand-off between the ruling Conservatives and the Labour party seems set to worsen as the October 31 deadline for Prime Minister, Boris Johnson to make good his promise of leading Britain out of the European […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Column: Can Boris Weather This Storm?

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Barely two months into office Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is facing one of the toughest challenges of his political career with calls for his resignation getting louder. The crisis surrounding him and his government has deepened following a ruling of the British Supreme Court that he had suspended the Parliament unlawfully. […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
Column: Britain Gears Up For Crucial Elections

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Britain is getting ready for its first December election since 1923. Before that, the country had gone to polls in the year-end month in 1918 when troops returning from World War I had joined women voting for the first time. A December election follows opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn’s willingness to pick […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Column: Too Obsessed With Brexit

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Political analysts here appear worried that Brexit fixation of major party leaders is going to make the Christmas elections terribly skewed. One commentator calls it the hijacking of the elections by Brexit which, by all indications, has turned into an obsession. Everything else has become secondary. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Britain Adds India To COVID19 Travel 'Red List' Amid 103 New Variant Cases In UK
Britain Adds India To COVID19 Travel 'Red List' Amid 103 New Variant Cases In UK

London: Britain on Monday added India to its COVID-19 travel “red list”, which effectively bans all travel from the country and makes a 10-day hotel quarantine compulsory for UK residents…

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
Coronavirus: Updates From Around The Globe Today

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million, reaching 3,502,126 as of 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 247,107 people worldwide have died of the disease, according to the CSSE, Xinhua news reported on Sunday. […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
Coronavirus Updates From Around The World Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Saturday. Global COVID-19 cases over 5.2 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 5.2 million, while the death toll surged past 338,000, according to […]

  • Friday, 16 April 2021
China Warns UK Against Interference On Hong Kong

London: China has hit back with a warning that Britain must bear the consequences if it continues what it believes is interference in its internal affairs after the UK suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the House of Commons on Monday that China’s new National Security Law had […]

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
90-Yr-Old Granny First To Receive Pfizer Shot As Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Begins In Britain

London: Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old woman from Northern Ireland on Tuesday became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine – marking the start of the UK’s mass vaccination programme against the deadly disease. Keenan, from Enniskillen, said she felt “so privileged” to receive the jab at University Hospital, Coventry. Keenan became […]

  • Thursday, 08 April 2021
Mutant Covid-19 Strain: British Hospitals Scramble For Space As Virus Cases Soar

London: British hospitals are canceling non-urgent procedures and scrambling to find space for COVID-19 patients as coronavirus cases continue to surge despite tough new restrictions imposed to curb a fast-spreading new variant of the virus. Dr. Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said Monday that the rising number of hospitalized […]

  • Wednesday, 07 April 2021
COVID-19: Britain Reports 30 Blood Clot Cases After AstraZeneca Shots
COVID-19: Britain Reports 30 Blood Clot Cases After AstraZeneca Shots

London: Of the more than 18 million AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses administered in Britain, only around 30 cases of blood clots were reported, British regulators have said. The new number…

  • Friday, 02 April 2021
'New Variant' Of Coronavirus Identified In Britain

London: A new variant of coronavirus has been found which is growing faster in some parts of England, British MPs have been told. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said at least 60 different local authorities had recorded Covid infections caused by the new variant, the BBC reported on Monday. He said the World Health Organization had […]

  • Monday, 01 March 2021