Saturday, 20 August, 2022
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Topic: Conservative Party

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%.

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.

Rishi Sunak extends lead in UK PM race, bags 115 votes in third round of voting

Only four candidates are now left in the race. The fourth round of voting will take place Tuesday, leading to a final shortlist of two candidates by Thursday.

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak leads Round 1 of the UK PM race, ahead with 88 votes

Sunak, son-in-law of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, has been quoted in the media as saying that he feels 'great' about the result of the first round of voting.

‘No one is indispensable:’ Boris Johnson quits as Tory leader, paving way for new UK PM

Johnson’s tenure – less than three years – became untenable when scores of ministers jumped ship this week, saying he was no longer fit to be in charge.

UK’s ruling Conservative Party is burning bridges with China

Falling out with China is a risky path for the UK as it exits the EU orbit, leaving it more exposed to retaliatory action by the world’s second-largest economy.

‘I misspoke’ — UK PM Boris Johnson apologises for getting Covid rules wrong

Johnson's gaffe was the third time in three hours the UK government failed to be clear on rules being introduced midnight Tuesday, and will likely fuel growing criticism against the PM.

Pros and cons of China’s lead in vaccines, UK govt’s blame game and other global Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Who is Priti Patel? The ‘bully’ UK Home Secretary with some tough views on immigration

Indian-origin UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has faced allegations of bullying staff and has been criticised for her tough immigration and terror laws.

Boris Johnson wins UK election with landslide majority, sets Brexit date for 31 Jan 2020

The UK election results validated Boris Johnson’s gamble on a snap poll to break the deadlock in Parliament over Brexit as his Conservative Party won their biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher in 1987.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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