Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicUnited Kingdom

Topic: United Kingdom

UK PM Rishi Sunak says ‘golden era’ of relations with China is over

During a speech, Sunak said Britain's approach to China needed to evolve and Beijing was 'consciously competing for global influence using all the levers of state power'.

UK trade minister Greg Hands to meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, draws China’s anger

Hands, who is set to visit Taiwan this week, will co-host the 25th annual UK-Taiwan Trade Talks, with President Tsai.

Should India go big or small? Lessons from governments of the UK and East Asian countries

India's govt sector is large compared to East Asia. Yet, we have poor-quality public services. It might be prudent to take a look at what they actually deliver and at what cost.India's govt sector is large compared to East Asia. Yet, we have poor-quality public services. It might be prudent to take a look at what they actually deliver and at what cost.

Here’s what future PM Rishi Sunak’s campaigns tell us about his plans for the UK

Sunak plans to address the country's economic crisis, negotiate trade with Northern Ireland and promises to 'keep Brexit safe' among others.

Indians delight as Rishi Sunak becomes new UK PM on Diwali

Liz Truss, leader of the Conservative Party, quit as UK prime minister six weeks after she took office.

Jeremy Hunt appointed Britain’s next finance minister, replacing Kwarteng

Former foreign minister Hunt was given the post following Kwasi Kwarteng's resignation after less than six weeks in the job. He becomes UK's fourth finance minister in four months.

New UK coins featuring King Charles III revealed, to start circulating in coming months

The first British coins to feature the image of King Charles have been unveiled by the Royal Mint and will appear on 50 pence coins and on a commemorative 5 pound coin.

Hindu-Muslim groups clash in Leicester after Indo-Pak cricket match, 15 arrested

The city of Leicester, in England’s midlands, saw largescale commotion between Hindu and Muslim groups over the weekend. To prevent escalation, police and community leaders called for calm and restraint between the two communities in Leicester’s east-end.

Hiding Nazi connect to helping KGB spy, Queen Elizabeth II put family first

Queen Elizabeth II and her mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon allegedly protected a KGB spy for fear he might reveal the dark family secrets of Edward VIII.

Liz Truss is next British Prime Minister, to focus on taxes, energy and health

Truss succeeds Boris Johnson to become UK’s third woman PM; Sunak unlikely to take up any ministerial post.

On Camera

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Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.