Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicUK elections

Topic: UK elections

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.

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.

4 key takeaways from Boris Johnson’s landmark victory in UK elections

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have won at least 360 seats in 650-member House of Commons — largest majority since 1987 win under then PM Margret Thatcher.

Jeremy Corbyn set to step down as Labour Party leader after record defeat

Exit polls suggested Labour would lose 61 seats since the 2017 election, finishing on just 201 MPs, making it the party's worst result since 1935.

Boris Johnson’s Conservatives head for big majority in British election

Johnson’s majority – the biggest for his Conservatives since Margaret Thatcher’s in 1987 – will give him more power to get his own way on Brexit.

Long nights and dealing with a shifting electorate — How the UK exit poll is made

A team of political experts will sift through data of millions of voters, while also comparing voting trends from previous years to predict who will run Britain's government next.

Poll survey puts Boris Johnson in the lead, but predicts hung Parliament

If the Conservative Party secures a majority in the UK general election, Prime Minister Johnson will be able to pass his controversial Brexit deal and take Britain out of the 28-member EU on 31 January.

What a ‘youthquake’ is, and why it could be a factor in the UK elections

In the 2017 UK elections, masses of young people registered to vote and the phenomenon was said to have helped the Labour Party’s electoral gains.

Indians & other Commonwealth citizens in UK can vote in its elections. Here’s why & how

Citizens of all Commonwealth countries — including India — and Ireland living in the UK can vote in its local, supralocal, devolved parliaments and general elections.

‘Boris ko jitana hai’ — Hindi campaign song for British PM goes viral ahead of UK polls

1.40-min video shows British PM Boris Johnson with Narendra Modi, says he will solve Brexit issue, calls Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn a “liar”.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

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.
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