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UK launches new Covid curbs for next 6 months

London, Sept. 23 -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced new restrictions short of a total lockdown as experts raised the Covid-19 alert level to its second highest after the UK r... Read More


Covid fatalities top 200,000 in US as UK tightens curbs

London/ Washington, Sept. 23 -- The US death toll from Covid-19 topped 200,000 on Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation. The grim m... Read More


Manali Desai first Indian-origin woman to head a Cambridge dept

India, Sept. 22 -- Sociologist Manali Desai has been appointed head of the department of sociology at the University of Cambridge, making her not only the first Indian-origin woman to head a departmen... Read More


UK PM launches new Covid restrictions that may last six months

London,, Sept. 22 -- (Hindustan Times) -- Rattled by a surge of new Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday outlined more restrictions short of a full lockdown that would perhaps last ... Read More


UK raises Covid-19 alert to second highest level

India, Sept. 22 -- The Joint Biosecurity Centre of the British government on Monday raised the national Covid-19 alert level from three to four - the second highest - after new cases doubling every we... Read More


UK's National Trust acknowledges colonial links to its properties

India, Sept. 22 -- Large country houses in UK built with money looted or fortunes earned in colonial India are the focus of a new report by the National Trust, which owns and manages hundreds of histo... Read More


Cops issue new appeal to find James Bond guns stolen in London heist

India, Sept. 21 -- Scotland Yard on Monday issued a new appeal for information related to a burglary in north London in which five firearms used in iconic James Bond films were stolen on March 23 when... Read More


UK considering new national lockdown as Covid-19 cases 'doubling each week'

India, Sept. 21 -- The United Kingdom could see 50,000 new Covid-19 cases every day by mid-October if no swift action is taken, top experts warned on Monday, as the Boris Johnson government considered... Read More


UK believed Rajiv ran 'oriental court', was 'king among courtiers'

India, Sept. 20 -- The British government had a poor opinion of Rajiv Gandhi's performance as prime minister (1984-89) and on the eve of the 1989 general election, concluded that the atmosphere in his... Read More


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gears up to tackle second wave

India, Sept. 19 -- The Boris Johnson government is considering imposing another nationwide lockdown after the UK reported a fresh surge of Covid-19 cases - 4,322 coronavirus infections were recorded o... Read More