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A view of London | Representational image | birkbinnard.com

London plans to keep the greenery intact even after lockdown ends

The Mayor said he’ll seek to raise green taxes & promote car-free transportation to prevent polluting vehicles taking over the city as people return to work.
Passengers arrive to board the special Air India flight for London, from Mumbai Airport Terminal 2, Friday, May 8, 2020. | PTI

First batch of 326 Indian nationals arrives in Mumbai from London

The airport authorities, in a statement on Saturday, said that the arriving passengers with symptoms will be moved to isolation centres.
A representational image of a technician handling a sample at laboratory | Anthony Kwan | Bloomberg

UK to start human trials of coronavirus vaccine tomorrow

The vaccine trials will be of a drug developed at Oxford University and UK govt will give 20 million pounds to support the research.
The empty Nanjing Road which is usually a busy commercial street in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

This is what the world looks like when everyone stops driving

Enjoy the stillness. Cities around the world have become noticeably quieter with far fewer cars out on the roads.

Special flight brings VIPs back to Pakistan from London, 400 citizens remain stranded in UK

After the VIPs were accommodated in the special flight, the remaining seats were kept empty to maintain social distancing, says a Geo News report.
Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman | @Rita_Katz | Twitter

Man behind London stabbing was jailed for planning terror attack, pledged allegiance to IS

Sudesh Mamoor Faraz Amman was shot dead by Scotland Yard Sunday after he went on a stabbing spree while wearing a fake hoax bomb vest. Three people were wounded.
Students | Representational image | Twitter

Indians make up third largest foreign student population in UK after China, US

According to new data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, UK has seen a spike in Indians studying in the country despite the Brexit issue.
Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi, the owners of JKS restaurants | @Richardvines | Twitter

These 3 Indian origin siblings are shaking up London’s restaurant scene

Jyotin, Karam and Sunaina Sethi are the trio whose initials make up JKS Restaurants and they are changing the way London eats.
Neil Basu

Neil Basu, UK top cop who killed London Bridge attack suspect, was a victim of racism too

The assistant commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, or Scotland Yard, Basu’s roots can be traced back to Kolkata, from where his father – Pankaj Kumar Basu – hailed.
London Bridge attacker Usman Khan

London Bridge attacker Usman Khan a terror convict who sought Sharia in POK

Pakistani-origin Usman Khan, described as a ‘serious jihadist’ by a UK judge, was out on parole when he stabbed two people to death in London Friday.

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File image of Chinese military band (Representational image) | PTI

Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.