• Thursday, July 25, 2024

India opposition MP mocks Modi’s BJP after UK’s Labour wins…

INDIAN opposition parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor on Friday (5) took a dig at the Narendra Modi government in connection to the results of the recently held general election in the UK saying a party succeeded in getting more than 400 seats, but in another country! The four-time MP from Thiruvananthapuram in…

Alcaraz beats buddy Tiafoe in 5-setter to reach Wimbledon Last…

DEFENDING champion Carlos Alcaraz defeated close friend Frances Tiafoe in a roller-coaster five sets to reach the Wimbledon last 16 on Friday (5) as Jannik Sinner and Coco Gauff breezed through. Alcaraz won 5-7, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2 on the back of 16 aces in his 55 winners in…

France beat Portugal on penalties to set Euro semis date…

FRANCE downed Portugal on penalties in the Euro 2024 quarter-finals following a goalless draw on Friday (5) to set up a last-four meeting with Spain. A largely dull 120 minutes saw both sides struggle to create clear chances in Hamburg, before Joao Felix was the only player to miss in…

Dramatic loss against Spain puts hosts Germany out of Euro

A STREAM of disappointed Germany fans poured out of Berlin's fan zone Friday (5) evening, some in tears, after a dramatic 2-1 loss to Spain sent the host nation crashing out of the Euros. "All I can do now is drink to drown my sorrows," said 22-year-old student Cedric Seiberlich,…

Key regional, global issues to figure in Modi-Putin talks in…

AHEAD of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's visit to Russia for an upcoming summit, India's outgoing foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra on Friday (5) said issues of regional and global interest will be on the agenda of the talks between Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin. In a media briefing in…

Labour’s Tulip Siddiq, granddaughter of Bangladesh founder, wins 4th MP…

TULIP SIDDIQ, a Labour politician and granddaughter of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of the south Asian state of Bangladesh, was re-elected to the British parliament in the general election of 2024 and is expected to play a bigger role in the government her party formed after sweeping the polls…

Starmer speaks after becoming UK prime minister: ‘Country first, party…

KEIR STARMER on Friday (5) promised to "rebuild" the UK's "infrastructure of opportunity ... brick by brick" in his first speech as the prime minister of the country. His Labour swept the general elections on Thursday (4) to return to power after a gap of 14 years replacing the Conservatives…

UK’s first PM of colour may have left but its…

A RECORD number of 89 ethnic minority MPs have been elected to the UK’s most diverse parliament ever, an increase of 23, according to analysis of the 2024 general election results by leading race and diversity think tank British Future. The historic advance in representation means the new parliament comes…

I have heard your anger, says Sunak before exiting 10…

RISHI SUNAK on Friday (5) morning resigned as the prime minister of Britain after his Conservative Party suffered a humiliating electoral defeat in the general election held a day earlier. The opposition Labour led by Keir Starmer registered a sweeping victory by clinching more than 410 seats in the 650-member…

Reform UK’s Nigel Farage becomes MP for first time, says…

REFORM UK saw a significant outcome in the just concluded UK general election with its leader Nigel Farage getting elected as an MP for the first time. The right-wing populist party got more than four million votes in the election and was on track to become the third largest party…

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