• Thursday, July 25, 2024

Modi congratulates Starmer over UK election win, lauds Sunak

INDIAN prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday (5) congratulated Keir Starmer after the Labour leader led his party to a historic victory in the general election in the UK which took place a day earlier. Starmer was set to become the new prime minister of Britain and the first Labour…

Sunak, UK’s first PM of Indian origin, concedes defeat in…

RISHI SUNAK, who took up the reins at a time when the UK was going through a turmoil, on Thursday (4) conceded defeat to Labour Party leader Keir Starmer as his Conservative Party was set to experience a humiliating defeat in the general election held the same day. He said…

What Labour’s win means for UK’s free trade deal with…

THE process of negotiation over the free-trade agreement (FTA) between India and the UK has been going on for some time to boost their bilateral trade. However, the Conservative Party has left the task unfinished now with the Labour ousting them in the just concluded general election in the UK…

UK: Labour back in power after 14 years; Starmer is…

THE UK saw a change of guard after 14 years as Keir Starmer's Labour Party scored a massive victory in the general election that took place on Thursday (4), defeating outgoing prime minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party which was in power since 2010. The Labour crossed the majority mark of…

Biden gears up for US Independence Day events amid growing…

AS US president Joe Biden withstands calls to halt his re-election bid following a lacklustre presidential debate against Republican opponent Donald Trump last week, he is set to undergo intense scrutiny in upcoming public appearances that may shape his political destiny. Pressure from within his own Democratic party to step…

Djokovic survives rookie scare to sail into Wimbledon Round 3

SEVEN-TIME Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic was made to fight by British outsider Jacob Fearnley before reaching the third round for the 18th time on Thursday (4). Djokovic triumphed 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 but had to save two break points midway through the fourth set before seeing off the challenge of…

India Business Briefs for July 4: ADB, ENGIE group partner…

HERE are news in brief on Indian economy and business for Thursday, July 4, 2024: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Thursday said it has arranged a Rs 1,460 crore (£137 million) loan for ENGIE group for constructing a 400-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Surendranagar in the western Indian…

No political debates on D-Day as UK elects new government

THE UNITED KINGDOM is voting in a landmark general election on Thursday (4), with an estimated 46 million registered voters set to make their ballot count at 40,000 polling stations across the country where any discussion or analysis of political issues remains silenced on the polling day. On D-Day, the…

Traffic halted in Mumbai as India’s World Cup winners do…

THE victory parade of the T20 World Cup-winning Indian team was delayed by two hours on Thursday (4) as complete crowd chaos along the stretch of in the southern part of the city of Mumbai brought the traffic to a halt after Rohit Sharma and his men reached India's 'Maximum…

UK poll: For British Indians, pride in Sunak identity second…

THE UK's general election that kicked off on Thursday (4) marks the first real test at the ballot box for Rishi Sunak when pride in Britain's first premier of Indian heritage might be trumped by the cost-of-living crisis and sheer fatigue with 14 years of a Conservative Party-led government. It…

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