Sunday, 3 July, 2022
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Topic: United Kingdom

UK approves extradition of Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange to the US

Assange’s legal team is expected to cross appeal, which means he could stay in the UK longer.

Imam dismissed as advisor on Islamophobia to UK govt for supporting ban of ‘The Lady of Heaven’

In a letter to Imam Qari Asim, the UK government said that his support to a campaign to limit free expression is the reason behind his discontinuation.

Boris Johnson stays as UK PM but the question now is for how long

Pressure has been building on Johnson for weeks over so-called 'partygate' & history suggests his time in office could come to an end before he gets a chance to fight 2024 election.

Message in a milk bottle: Why UK PM Boris Johnson is in Gujarat before meeting Modi in Delhi

On two-day visit to India, Boris Johnson will first meet dairy industry representatives in Gujarat, before holding bilateral summit with PM Modi in New Delhi.

UK, US ‘concerned’ about unconfirmed reports of chemical attack in Mariupol

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said use of chemical weapons would be a ‘callous escalation in this conflict”.

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for Covid, experiences ‘mild cold-like symptoms’

The 95-year-old monarch remains at her Windsor Castle residence and is expected to carry out light duties over the next few days, a Buckingham Palace statement said Sunday.

I was dismissed because of my faith, claims UK’s ex-transport minister Nusrat Ghani

Conservative Party MP Ghani alleged she was removed from her post because the govt felt she didn’t do enough to defend it 'against Islamophobia allegations'.

Roshanara — the dancer who took the ‘spirit of central India’ to London, New York

Anglo-Indian dancer Olive Craddock took ‘Indian dance’ to the West and performed at Palace Theatre in London and the Ballet Theatre in New York.

British MP & Padma Shri recipient Barry Gardiner received funds from ‘Chinese spy’, MI5 claims

Gardiner, who represents Brent North and enjoys the support of a huge Indian diaspora, allegedly received over £5 lakh over six years from ‘Chinese spy’ Christine Lee and her law firm.

My father’s UK trial felt like I was at the zoo, watching an animal in a cage: Sid Mallya

In 'If I'm Honest', Sidhartha Mallya opens up about his mental health journey — from depression and OCD to the effects of his family matters.

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Locals protest after the incident in Udaipur's Maldas street | Twitter/@ANI_MP_CG_RJ

How India’s first blasphemy murderer was made Pakistan’s model citizen

Little in Ilm-ud-Din’s confession tells he was engaged with the communal currents post the publication of Rangila Rasul that attacked the Prophet’s sexual morality.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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