Rishi Sunak apologizes for skipping a D-Day ceremony to return to the election campaign trail

Rishi Sunak apologizes for skipping a D-Day ceremony to return to the election campaign trail

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak walks to visit the Imagination Childcare children’s centre during a Conservative general election campaign event in Swindon, Britain, June 7, 2024. | Photo Credit: REUTERS British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologized Friday for leaving D-Day commemorations in France early to return to the election campaign trail — a decision slammed … Read more

Akshata Murty gets proactive on UK PM Rishi Sunak’s campaign trail

Akshata Murty gets proactive on UK PM Rishi Sunak’s campaign trail

London: Akshata Murty, Britain’s Indian First Lady, has begun getting proactive as her husband hit the campaign trail in a tough race ahead for the governing Conservatives, starting with a supportive message to say she’s with him “every step of the way” hours after a rain-soaked Rishi Sunak announced July 4 as the general election … Read more

The Hindu Morning Digest – April 29, 2024

The Hindu Morning Digest – April 29, 2024

Defence Minister Rajnath Singhsaid talks between India and China are going smoothly and India will never bow down. | Photo Credit: X/@BJP4Gujarat Talks with China going on smoothly, India will never bow down: Rajnath Singh Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said talks between India and China are going smoothly and in a good environment, and India … Read more

Data confirms UK economy went into recession last year

Data confirms UK economy went into recession last year

Official figures confirmed Britain’s economy entered a shallow recession last year, leaving Prime Minister Rishi Sunak with a challenge to reassure voters that the economy is safe with him before an election expected later this year. Gross domestic product shrank by 0.1% in the third quarter and by 0.3% in the fourth quarter, unchanged from … Read more

Free world united with Ukraine, says U.K. PM Sunak on Russian conflict anniversary

Free world united with Ukraine, says U.K. PM Sunak on Russian conflict anniversary

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said, “The U.K. is going further in our support.“ | Photo Credit: Reuters Prime Minister Rishi Sunak marked the second anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Saturday with a pledge to renew the U.K.’s determination to support the Ukrainians and declared the free world united in its response to President … Read more

Rishi Sunak govt bans mobile phones in all schools across England

Rishi Sunak govt bans mobile phones in all schools across England

Mobile phones will be prohibited in schools across England under new government guidance issued on Monday. The guidance by Rishi Sunak government supports headteachers in monitoring the use of mobile phones throughout the school day, including break times. The new policy aims to ensure a consistent approach across all schools in the country. Schools will … Read more

UK by-election results deliver double trouble for Rishi Sunak

UK by-election results deliver double trouble for Rishi Sunak

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak suffered two heavy blows to his leadership ahead of a general election later this year as the Opposition Labour Party overturned strong Conservative majorities to win by-elections in England on Friday. Labour’s Dan Egan won the House of Commons seat of Kingswood, south-west England, and the party’s Gen Kitchen won … Read more

Italy PM Giorgia Meloni makes loaded comment on Islam at far right event

Italy PM Giorgia Meloni makes loaded comment on Islam at far right event

Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni may have just touched a raw nerve with a loaded comment about Islam at a far right gathering in her country. According to various media reports, Meloni’s potentially explosive observation came at a political event held by the far-right Brothers of Italy in Rome, where she reportedly said that “there … Read more

U.K.’s Sunak defends government’s handling of pandemic, restaurant scheme

U.K.’s Sunak defends government’s handling of pandemic, restaurant scheme

Britain’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak gives an update on the plan to “stop the boats” and illegal migration during a press conference in the Downing Street Briefing Room in London on Dec. 7, 2023. | Photo Credit: AP Prime Minister Rishi Sunak defended Britain’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic on December 11, telling an official … Read more

EAM Jaishankar discussed Khalistani activity with U.K.’s Cleverly, Barrow but denies reports he pressured Cameron

EAM Jaishankar discussed Khalistani activity with U.K.’s Cleverly, Barrow but denies reports he pressured Cameron

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with the U.K.’s National Security Adviser Tim Barrow in London. | Photo Credit: PTI External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s visit to London included discussions on Khalistani separatist activity in the U.K., with the newly appointed Home Secretary James Cleverly and the National Security Adviser Tim Barrow. Specifically, Mr Jaishankar has … Read more