Sunday, 3 July, 2022
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‘Won’t happen again’ — Prince Charles will no longer accept large cash donations for his charities

A royal source said audit procedures were carried out before the Prince took about £2.5 million in cash, but questions remain over whether customs and border laws were violated.

‘Opening doors to enter US & f*** with them’: Texas synagogue attacker’s last call to brother

Recording of Malik Faisal Akram’s call to England was obtained and reported by 'Jewish Chronicle'. In it, he promised to die a ‘martyr’, ranted about US’ overseas wars.

British MP & Padma Shri recipient Barry Gardiner received funds from ‘Chinese spy’, MI5 claims

Gardiner, who represents Brent North and enjoys the support of a huge Indian diaspora, allegedly received over £5 lakh over six years from ‘Chinese spy’ Christine Lee and her law firm.

The UK is being consumed by Brexit more than Covid

For PM Boris Johnson, Brexit & the pandemic are morphing into a political demon slipping out of his control. Now, UK civil servants have been told to avoid the word Brexit.

‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh’ — Helena Bonham Carter-starrer ad toasts curry’s place in UK culture

Indian curry, which has long been a significant part of British cuisine, fanned some new social media reactions after an ad featuring British actor Helena Bonham Carter was released this week.

‘Turbaned strangers’ — British questioned, sorted and colour-coded Indian POWs after Dunkirk

In ‘The Indian Contingent’, Ghee Bowman writes about the 9,711 Indian soldiers —including from Bose’s INA — recovered after the world war and sent back to India.

Team Bajwa now betting on UK to promote Taliban — to get to US indirectly

Pakistan Army chief General Bajwa is keenly engaged with the UK to market himself as someone who can turn things around, including handling the Taliban.

UK cites variant of Indian origin as reason for decreasing gap between vaccine doses

The interval between the doses have been reduced from 12 weeks to 8 weeks. In contrast, India has increased the gap between Covishield doses to 12-16 weeks.

How Hashemite Kingdom emerged from Ottoman, British rule to modern-day Jordan

The Hashemite Kingdom has long been considered a stable power in West Asia but the alleged attempted coup by the country’s former crown prince has rocked the region.

Has India become China’s colony? Seems like, going by what we import and what we export

Figures between 2014-15 and 2019-20 show that export of low-value raw materials & import of high-value manufactured goods characterised India's trade with China.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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