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UK royal Meghan awarded £450,000 in costs after court privacy win

MEGHAN, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, was awarded £450,000 on Tuesday (2) as a provisional payment towards her legal costs after she won a privacy claim against the Mail on Sunday which had printed extracts of a letter she wrote to her father. Last month, a judge at London’s High Court ruled the tabloid had breached […]

India woos Tesla with offer of cheaper production costs than China

INDIA is ready to offer incentives to ensure Tesla Inc’s cost of production would be less than in China if the carmaker commits to making its electric vehicles in the south Asian country, transport minister Nitin Gadkari told Reuters. Gadkari’s pitch comes weeks after billionaire Elon Musk’s Tesla registered a company in India in a […]

Four plead not guilty in case of toppled slave trader’s statue in England

THREE men and a woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (2) to a charge of criminal damage over their alleged role in the toppling of a statue of 17th century slave trade magnate Edward Colston in Bristol in southwest England last year. The statue was pulled down and tossed into Bristol harbour during an anti-racism […]

Schools could be more thorough teaching Britain’s colonial past, minister admits

SCHOOLS could make improvements on how Britain’s colonial past is taught to students, a minister has suggested. Speaking during an evidence session last week, minister for school standards Nick Gibb admitted schools could do a more “rigorous” job of teaching children about black history and cultural diversity. Held by the Petitions Committee and Women and […]

Social connection becomes stronger during the pandemic, reveals survey

A NEW survey has revealed that society in the UK has pulled together, not apart, during the Covid pandemic. The Talk/together survey titled ‘Our Chance to Reconnect’ of nearly 160,000 people, has found out that stronger connections within neighbourhoods and communities, along with millions of new volunteers, could help drive change in social connection once […]

NHS staff urge South Asian communities in London to get the Covid-19 vaccine in non-English languages

NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward in a new video to reassure South Asian communities in London that Covid-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards. They have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken non-English languages in the capital including Urdu, Punjabi, […]

Malala says her dream is to see India and Pakistan become ‘good friends’

NOBEL LAUREATE Malala Yousafzai has said that her dream is to see India and Pakistan become ‘good friends’. She added that the old philosophy of having borders and divisions doesn’t work anymore and the people in both the countries want to live in peace. Malala was speaking on her book ‘I Am Malala: The story […]

‘Let us make India Covid-19 free’, says Modi after taking home-grown Covid-19 vaccine

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi was inoculated with the first dose of a home-grown coronavirus vaccine on Monday (1), kicking off an expansion of the country’s immunisation campaign that began in mid-January with healthcare workers. People above 60, and those who are 45 or more and suffering from certain medical conditions, are now eligible for […]

NHS starts vaccinating people aged 60 to 63

THE NHS on Monday (1) started vaccinating people aged 60 to 63 years. The health service will invite almost two million people in this age group this week. Letters explaining how they can make an appointment to get the vaccine through the national booking service have already been sent, a statement said. According to the NHS, […]

UK seeks G7 consensus on digital competition after Facebook blackout

BRITAIN is seeking to build a consensus among G7 nations on how to stop large technology companies exploiting their dominance, warning that there can be no repeat of Facebook’s one-week media blackout in Australia. Facebook’s row with the Australian government over payment for local news, although now resolved, has increased international focus on the power […]

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