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Migrant workers go home on NH2 highway | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

2020 forced some of the most earth-shaking reckonings on India, US and UK

Pandemic found three of the world’s most prominent democracies shockingly underprepared and encumbered by states incapable of performing a most basic duty: protecting human lives.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in New Delhi on 16 December

Why Dominic Raab’s visit to India matters, as UK heads for Brexit

New coronavirus strain aside, India-UK ties have been really solidifying over the last 18 months.
File photo of Notting Hill gate underground station in London during the lockdown in UK | Commons

6 key questions & answers about new Covid variant in UK

The new Covid strain has prompted strict lockdown measures across England & led several countries to put up travel restrictions to protect against its spread. Here's what we know.
Boris Johnson

Emergency lockdown in London, southeast England as Boris Johnson battles new Covid strain

PM Johnson had planned to ease Covid rules, but made an abrupt change of tack after emergency talks on the virus mutation with top officials.
File photo of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson | Photo by Stefan Rousseau- WPA Pool/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Boris Johnson, EU agree on extension of post-Brexit trade deal negotiations

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed that 'it is responsible at this point to go the extra mile.'

UK won Covid vaccine race because it’s a better country, says Johnson govt minister

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson says UK has got the best medical regulator, much better than France, Belgium & US. Boris Johnson’s office says the minister was right to be ‘proud’ of UK.
Indian-origin UK peer Lord Meghnad Desai | Wiki Commons

Decision to quit UK Labour Party was long due, says Indian-origin peer Lord Meghnad Desai

Lord Meghnad Desai tells ThePrint that his decision has made him feel 'lighter' as the issue of racism had 'hurt his conscience'. 
File photo of British Airways aircraft | Pixabay

Airlines face fresh crisis as UK government bans non-work overseas travel

The new rules, part of a partial lockdown in UK to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus, come as the aviation industry struggles to survive a collapse in demand.
A worker waits in an empty Covid-19 walk-in test centre during the coronavirus pandemic in Leicester, UK | Photographer: Darren Staples | Bloomberg

Boris Johnson braces for second national lockdown as UK Covid cases surge

Johnson is struggling to balance demands of scientists and opposition politicians for tougher measures against calls to prioritize easing of rules to help the economy.
Pedestrians in front of the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament at night in London

UK’s economic recovery looks past its peak as Covid restrictions hit growth

UK's latest curbs coupled with the prospect of a messy divorce from the EU threaten to worsen country's recovery from the sharpest recession in three centuries.

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