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UK’s faltering Covid fight and a tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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With rising Covid cases, unemployment & Brexit talks, Boris Johnson is facing a hard winter

For UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson crisis is looking more like a permanent state. Few governments face so many challenges on so many fronts.

‘Unless we unite, everyone will lose’ — Boris Johnson wants global action to prevent pandemics

UK, which has the world's fifth highest Covid death toll, intends to commit $432 million to WHO as PM Johnson pushes for global network of research hubs to spot dangerous pathogens.
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Rebels in Boris Johnson’s party threaten to defeat govt over emergency Covid powers

At least 40 Tories have put their name to an amendment to a review of the Coronavirus Act that would give Parliament more of a say over new measures being brought in.
A worker waits in an empty Covid-19 walk-in test centre during the coronavirus pandemic in Leicester, UK | Photographer: Darren Staples | Bloomberg

New Covid restrictions could last 6 months, says Boris Johnson, asks people to work from home

The restrictions mark a reversal of UK govt's efforts to re-open the economy after the first national lockdown in March sparked the country’s deepest recession in over 100 years.

UK’s Covid-19 troubles & a peace deal that may have little in it for women

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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US’s stake in UAE-Israel deal, Boris’s new rule of six & Woodward’s Trump tapes

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Boris Johnson tells people to socialise less as virus surges again & threatens recovery

Johnson is grappling with how to revive economic activity while still stamping down on a pandemic that’s seen Britain’s official death toll reach 41,594 deaths.
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Boris Johnson bans gatherings of more than 6 people as Covid cases rise in UK

The move comes amid mounting concern in the UK govt that Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly again, after restrictions were eased & the public was encouraged to return to work and socialise.
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How Boris Johnson can save London without forcing people back to work

Instead of trying to compel workers to return, Johnson should look for ways to nudge employers & workers to stick to their cities. There are potential gains from the work new trends.

On Camera

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The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.