Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
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Apple temporarily shuts all retail stores in California, London amid surging Covid cases

The iPhone maker, which was looking to top $100 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time, will also close its stores in Mexico and Brazil as cases rise.

Emergency lockdown in London, southeast England as Boris Johnson battles new Covid strain

PM Johnson had planned to ease Covid rules, but made an abrupt change of tack after emergency talks on the virus mutation with top officials.

London braces for toughest Covid curbs as infections, hospitalisation rates soar

If London is put in tier 3, the city's pubs, bars, restaurants and indoor entertainment venues will be forced to close, dealing a huge blow to businesses during Christmas season.

London braces for toughest Covid restrictions as it records England’s highest case rate

Lawmakers were told in a government briefing that Covid-19 rates in the city are rising and compare badly with other regions currently in Tier 3, the top level of curbs in England.

Indian High Commission says protest in London over farm laws led by anti-India separatists

The demonstration, largely comprising British Sikhs, had gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London Sunday. Thirteen were arrested for breach of Covid regulations.

Part of London’s Havelock Road in Southall to be renamed Guru Nanak Road

Southall is home to a large Sikh community and the largest gurdwara outside India, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, is also located on Havelock Road.

London to avoid tough Covid curbs, pubs & restaurants to reopen when England lockdown ends

When lockdown ends, England will follow a regional 3-tier system of restrictions, with most of the country either in tier 2 and the highest tier 3.

London court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail application for 7th time

The application was reportedly made on the basis of new evidence, but the court was not convinced to reverse previous bail rejections in Modi's case.

London bans households from mixing indoors as Covid rules tightened amid rising cases

The change in rules will come into force in London from Friday midnight. Northern Ireland and Wales are also set to impose stricter Covid restrictions.

Ola denied licence in London over passenger safety issues, company to appeal against decision

Ola, which launched its services in London in February, has been refused a license by the UK govt after it found numerous cases of unlicensed drivers and vehicles operating.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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