Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: U.K.

South Asians are at higher risk of dying due to Covid in UK hospitals, study finds

After hospitalisation, South Asian patients in UK were 20% more likely to die than other ethnic groups – a finding partly explained by higher rates of diabetes.

UK firms apologise for slavery links, Bank of England to remove images of former directors

The Black Lives Matter movement has particular resonance in UK, with its record of colonising swaths of Africa and the Caribbean, and its central role in slave trade.

Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law Rishi Sunak is new UK finance minister

The 39-year-old replaces Sajid Javed for the coveted position, and is set to move into No. 11 Downing Street, next to the Prime Minister's Office.

A blackout plunges Venezeula into darkness as May’s Brexit woes continue

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

The 6 complicated steps India needs to take to extradite Vijay Mallya

But even if these procedures are followed, India may not get Vijay Mallya back.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.