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Johnson says India ‘is very close to his heart’ in his Republic Day message

UK prime minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday(26) greeted India on Republic Day and said that both the countries are working side-by-side to free humanity from the coronavirus pandemic. In his video message to celebrate the birth of an ‘extraordinary Constitution’ that established India ‘as the biggest sovereign democracy in the world’”, Johnson reiterated his plans […]

UK to help other countries to find Covid-19 virus variants

BRITAIN will share its genomic sequencing capabilities with other countries to help quicker identify new variants of the coronavirus in places with less ability to do so, its health ministry said on Tuesday(26). New variants of the coronavirus have alarmed scientists, and prime minister Boris Johnson has warned the prospect of a “vaccine-busting” variant could […]

Celebrities urge BAME communities to take the Covid-19 vaccine in new video

IN A new video celebrities team up to encourage the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK to save lives and take the Covid-19 vaccine. The video titled ‘If You Could Save Someone’s Life…’ includes actors Adil Ray, Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Boman Irani, Asim Chaudhry, Shobna Gulati, Nina Wadia, Colin Salmon, cricketer […]

Two-year-old girl raises £2,500 for charity in memory of grandfather who died of Covid-19

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has raised around £2,500 through fundraising walks for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in memory of her grandfather who died of Covid-19. Jemima Akhtar conducted the fundraiser in tribute to Mohammed Shafi, 80, from Leicester who died in December last year after contracting the coronavirus. Mohammed, a foster carer, was admitted to […]

India and China clash again at Naku La pass on Himalayan border

INDIAN and Chinese troops fought a new brawl on their contested Himalayan border that left injuries on both sides, officials said Monday(25), highlighting the fraught state of relations between the giant neighbours. The fighting on January 20 came six months after a pitched battle which left at least 20 Indian troops dead as well as […]

Debenhams shuts stores in UK as Boohoo buys the business for £55m

ALL Debenhams stores in Britain will close permanently as part of the sale of its brand and website to online retailer Boohoo, its administrators said on Monday(25). Boohoo had bought the intellectual property assets of collapsed department store Debenhams, allowing it to use its brand going forward. The cost of the deal was £55 million […]

Tata Group may bring Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to India: report

Tata Group’s healthcare venture is said to have started initial discussions with Moderna Inc for a partnership to launch its Covid-19 vaccine in India, the Economic Times reported on Monday(25). Tata Medical & Diagnostics could team up with the India’s Council of Scientific and Industrial Research to carry out clinical trials of Moderna’s vaccine candidate […]

Patak’s founder Kirit Pathak passes away in car crash

By Sarwar Alam Kirit Pathak, the former head of the world renowned Patak’s food brand, tragically died on Saturday (23). The 68-year-old is believed to have been involved in a car crash, in Dubai, on Sunday, January 17th. He was treated in hospital after suffering multiple injuries but sadly passed away. Kirit and his wife […]

Trump impeachment trial to begin in the second week of February 8

DONALD TRUMP’s US Senate trial will begin in the second week of February, days after a fresh impeachment case against the former president is transmitted by the House, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. The newly announced schedule reflects a deal struck by Senate leaders to delay the substantive portion of the trial for two […]

Britain to discuss tighter travel restrictions -BBC

BRITISH ministers will discuss further tightening travel restrictions on Monday(25), the BBC reported on Saturday(23), adding that people arriving in the country could be required to quarantine in hotels. Prime minister Boris Johnson told a news conference on Friday(22) that the UK may need to implement further measures to protect its borders from new variants […]

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