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UK ousts China from new nuclear project Sizewell

Sunak's Conservative government is stripping CGN of its controversial 20-per cent Sizewell stake under plans to form a joint venture with remaining French partner Électricité de France.

published on : 29th November 2022

UK top court rules against Scottish independence vote plan

The U.K. government in London refuses to approve a vote, saying the question was settled in a 2014 referendum that saw Scottish voters reject independence by a margin of 55% to 45%.

published on : 23rd November 2022

UK: What Sunak's first big announcement tells us about how he will lead the country

The Sunak vision of a post-Brexit political economy is closer to Johnson than Truss. The new prime minister appears committed to Johnson's 'levelling up' agenda.

published on : 19th November 2022

Three-four chapters remain unfinished in UK-India FTA

Though they have internally set a target of March 2023. Ministry officials said their aim is to protect Indian interests, so they have not set any timeline to close it.

published on : 19th November 2022

Kareena Kapoor Khan shares new pictures from sets of Hansal Mehta’s next

The yet-to-be-titled film is being produced by Ekta Kapoor and will be a gritty crime thriller. Kareena reportedly plays a detective in the film.

published on : 17th November 2022

UK budget predicted to be a nightmare before Christmas

Britain is likely already in recession after its economy shrank in the third quarter and is set to do so again in the final three months of the year, according to the Bank of England.

published on : 15th November 2022

UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman under fire over migrant 'invasion' claim

The controversial Home Secretary drew criticism for calling refugees seeking asylum as "migrant invasion" and claiming illegal migration to the UK was "out of control." 

published on : 1st November 2022

Indian-origin Rishi Sunak will become UK's next Prime Minister after rivals drop out of race

The former Treasury chief 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.

published on : 24th October 2022

Rishi Sunak makes second bid to become UK's first Hindu PM

Sunak failed in the summer leadership contest to convince the grassroots he was a better option than Truss. However, he may hope for more success the second time around.

published on : 23rd October 2022

Who could become UK's new PM?

The race to No 10 Downing street could see a three-way contest with the nomination for the Conservative Party's new leader set to close on Monday.

published on : 21st October 2022

Boris Johnson eyes comeback bid as UK Tories pick new leader

Johnson, who remained a lawmaker after stepping down as prime minister, has not said whether he will run, but his allies in Parliament are working to gather support.

published on : 21st October 2022

MEA refers to govt's statement in Parliament on bringing back Kohinoor from UK

The death of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, reignited the demand in India to bring back the Kohinoor.

published on : 14th October 2022

Modi and Truss in contact for Free Trade pact

Since Truss was instrumental in initiating the FTA, there is optimism of a deal being in sight by Diwali.

published on : 25th September 2022

PM Modi congratulates Liz Truss as she wins British PM race

In the congratulatory message, PM Modi said under her leadership, the India-UK Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will be further strengthened.

published on : 5th September 2022

Scotland first country to ensure access to free period products

The Scottish parliament voted unanimously in favour of the Period Products Bill, which made it a legal right to have free access to sanitary products in public buildings, in November 2020.

published on : 14th August 2022

England faces first-ever red weather warning over extreme heat wave

The unprecedented warning implies there is a danger to life across all age groups and is classed as a national emergency.

published on : 15th July 2022

I win elections to cut taxes: Rishi Sunak hits back at critics in UK PM race

"I think our number one economic priority is to tackle inflation and not make it worse. Inflation is the enemy and makes everybody poorer," Sunak told.

published on : 14th July 2022

Johnson refused to give his backing to any candidate vying to replace him as PM

"The job of the prime minister at this stage is to let the party decide, let them get on with it, and to continue delivering on the projects that we were elected to deliver," he said.

published on : 11th July 2022

Punjab, UK agree for further tie-ups in agriculture, IT, food processing

Extending a red carpet welcome to British investors in the state, the chief minister said the state government will ensure a single-window online clearance for all investors.

published on : 26th May 2022

Negotiations going on for signing of FTAs with the UK, EU and Canada: MoS Anupriya Patel 

She pointed out that the India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was already "operationalised" and there was a huge scope in terms of employment generation.

published on : 11th May 2022
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