Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicBoris Johnson

Topic: Boris Johnson

Months after Gujarat JCB photo op, Boris got donation from firm’s boss, spent it on his wedding

Johnson received a donation of £23,853 from Anthony Bamford which covered wedding costs, according to media reports. He had mentioned it in the Register of Members' Interests.

70 years, 15 PMs, one Queen & the most ‘indispensable’ officer of 10 Downing Street

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

There are many reasons why Rishi Sunak lost UK PM chair. But race isn’t the main one

From his ‘mansplaining’ tendencies to his disloyalty to Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak went wrong on several counts.

US, UK have a solution for refugee crisis and earning money — send them all to Rwanda

The deportation flights to Rwanda are part of 'migrant deterrence practices'. They're used by the West to deter future migration from the Global South.

Why Rishi Sunak could be a brilliant PM—except for his record on immigration

The race for a new Conservative Party PM may come down to the colour of the skin of the 2 candidates. Recent polls show Liz Truss is beating Sunak by 62% to 38%.

Northern Ireland’s journey from hate to peace, Boris’ farewell speech have lessons for India

Northern Ireland's Peace Lines have kept Catholics and Protestants apart for decades. Now they're being brought down one by one, showing hate doesn't have to be cast in concrete.

It’s Rishi Sunak vs Liz Truss in final lap to succeed Boris Johnson as UK PM

Voting for second phase of race will now take place via postal ballot. The period between now and the end of August will also include time for campaigning and hustings by the two candidates.

Punjab ancestry, Oxford graduate, ‘proud Hindu’ — all eyes on Rishi Sunak in UK PM race

Ex-chancellor Sunak topped third round of voting among Conservative MPs Monday. If he wins party leadership contest, he would be first Indian-origin man to become Britain's PM.

Rishi Sunak to Priti Patel, UK PM race shows it’s a mature democracy. India’s not even close

UK's PM race shows us that given a level playing field, all South Asians and especially Indians can excel in politics. But it's far from reality.

Congress has reached ‘enough is enough’ moment. Boris exit shows change is good

Even by the Gandhi family standards, Sonia being at helm for 24 years is a bit of a stretch. Indira Gandhi served for eight, Rajiv Gandhi for seven and Jawaharlal Nehru for four.

On Camera

YourTurn

A video of police personnel flogging Muslim men in Kheda | Twitter

Why it’s easier to call Kheda police violence ‘Talibanisation’ than ‘Hindutvaisation’

A refusal to call the wrong by its name is more a sin of omission than commission. Look at the police flogging of Muslim men in Gujarat’s Kheda.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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