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A worker waits in an empty Covid-19 walk-in test centre during the coronavirus pandemic in Leicester, UK | Photographer: Darren Staples | Bloomberg

Why demand for Covid testing in UK is ‘significantly outstripping’ supply

The number of people calling UK's Covid-19 phone helpline and visiting the government website totaled three to four times the number of tests, the govt was told.
Diners at a restaurant in London, UK | Representational image | Bloomberg

6-people rule for social gatherings comes into effect in UK today as Covid cases spike

The UK has seen a surge of 10,000 new Covid-19 cases in the last three days, while the reproduction rate has jumped above the key level of 1.0, raising fears of a new wave.
Commuters wear face masks as they use the London Underground | Peter Summers | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Coronavirus is spreading exponentially in UK for the first time since March

While UK government figures put R rate between 1.0 and 1.2, thanks to a surge in cases among young people, a separate study puts it at 1.7 and found cases doubling every week.
A file photo of a BBC office in the UK. | Photo: Commons

‘No place for opinionated columnist, campaigner’ — New BBC chief on staff’s social media use

With the British public service broadcaster facing controversies this year, new chief Tim Davie looks to crackdown on social media use and push for impartiality among staff.
Nirav Modi | Twitter

Nirav Modi UK extradition judgment in PNB fraud case to be delivered after 1 December

Nirav Modi, who has been lodged at London's Wandsworth Prison since his arrest in March last year, will remain in custody until the start of the trial on 7 September.
UK-India Business Council Group CEO Jayant Krishna | Image: ThePrint Team

Cairn, Vodafone retrospective tax cases hurt UK investments in India, says business body

Jayant Krishna, Group CEO of UK-India Business Council, says countries are now looking to removing non-tariff barriers to trade as Brexit process continues.
Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s glasses found in UK auctioneer’s letterbox, could fetch over Rs 14 lakh

The pair of glasses had been handed down from generation to generation in the owner's family that had come to possess it after someone met Gandhi in South Africa during 1920s.
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US Republicans’ $1 trillion stimulus, Emirates offers Covid insurance & other global 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.
British High Commissioner to India, Sir Philip Barton | By special arrangement

China has created challenges across the world, UK watching LAC situation — new British envoy

The UK and India are scheduled to have a trade dialogue on 24 July to explore ways for a free trade agreement between the two.
The top of the bronze statue 'Europe' stands outside the European Union parliament building alongside a European Union flag in Brussels, Belgium

EU’s landmark recovery package, Africa’s ‘worrying’ situation & 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.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.