BJP focuses on Tribal Communities in Jharkhand

NEW DELHI: BJP leaders are intensifying their...

No clarity on BJP’s CM face for Delhi elections

NEW DELHI: The party is yet to...

Complexities surrounding ties with Taiwan, a flash point between two superpowers

NEW DELHI: Taiwan, a powerhouse in manufacturing, can...

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Changing Dynamics of UK Parliament

LONDON: Labour MP Clive Lewis protested against swearing allegiance to the King as he hopes one day to live in a Republic of Britain. The...

Tory blunders led to Labour sweep in UK election

LONDON: The Labour Party in the UK exterminated the Conservative Party, by winning 412 seats and a majority of 170. Many of the seats...

‘Hello from Melodi team’: Italian PM Meloni shares video with PM modi

APULIA: Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has shared a video of herself alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the recently concluded G7 Summit meeting...

Straight from London: our trip to magnificent Rajasthan

Since my last tour of Rajasthan in 1982 we found the infrastructure had unrecognisably improved. During December 2023-January 2024, my husband and I took a...

Conservative splinter groups show Tories are a house divided

John Curtice, UK’s top political scientist forecasts a 99% chance of a Labour win, no matter when the election is This week the Conservative Party...

Sunak rating plummets as UK readies for general election

Sunak has been warned by the influential 1922 Committee not to go for a 2 May election, yet Downing Street aides and other MPs...

Rishi’s dramatic reshuffle

Lord Cameron initially received a heartwarming welcome until some folks remembered his baggage: his involvement as an adviser, lobbyist and shareholder with the collapsed...

Dominic Wightman, magazine innovator

On the face of his experience Dominic Wightman is an unlikely character to have founded a free speech mag to challenge politicos on behalf...

C.J. Carey’s Widowland speaks of a dystopian superstate

‘Widowland’ and ‘Queen High’ are a departure into a creepy alternate reality. London This writer met the elegant author Jane Thynne in her leafy London...

UK not prepared for increase in net migration figures

The publication of the UK net migration figures has shocked the nation. The Office of National Statistics estimates the total long-term immigration at 1.2...

National Conservatism Conference: More rallying cry than rebellion

In the midst of various global crises, the National Conservatism Conference in Westminster sparked fiery debates on nationalism, conservatism, and the future of the...

Conservatives lose approximately 1,000 council seats in local elections

London: After all the hullabaloo surrounding the local elections, the results can be described as dreadful for the Conservative Party, but not as bad...

UK Government inadequate in engaging with faith: Independent review by Colin Bloom

An independent review by Colin Bloom and a team of civil servants titled “Does Government ‘do God?’” was published on Wednesday. The launch in...

King Charles III: The Coronation excitement is palpable in UK

It is now just under a week to go until King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. Kings and Queens have...

A Haven for Elephants in kenya

In conservation circles, it is well known that elephants have similar feelings to humans: family ties, affection, grief, a sense of playfulness, going the...

Cleverly’s China strategy: Balancing influence and engagement

Cleverly believes that Britain has ‘influence’ with China and he has no intention of throwing that away James Cleverly gave an exclusive and revealing interview...

President Biden embraces his Irish roots

From a UK point of view, the choreography of the visit to Northern Ireland could have been improved. US President Joe Biden landed in Belfast...

China’s omnipresence in Kenya turns sour

Many Kenyan businesses feel that Chinese owned companies receive preferential treatment and are able to operate with fewer regulations and lower costs, disadvantaging their...

Global Britain Centre’s briefing acts as antidote to Rahul

The overall theme was the Indo-Pacific and the primary sentiment reached at the end of the event was for further strengthening the UK-India relationship. London:...

Rahul’s ‘trash India’ tour gets no traction in Britain

LONDON: Sam Pitroda is the global chairman of the Indian Overseas Congress. Most likely he was the organiser of the events during Rahul Gandhi’s...

The people behind the BBC hitjob on PM Modi

LONDON: The two-part BBC series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “India: The Modi Question” was most likely intended to be a hatchet job against...

UK FAC discusses Kashmir, human rights

Liam Byrne (Labour) quoted Michelle Bachelet about human rights. London:  UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee held a formal/oral evidence session on “Implementing the Integrated Review/Tilt to the...

Cautious Rishi Sunak provides stability, but his vim disappears

It seems the government cannot see beyond Washington/New York or the Alps. Disappointingly, there were no references to prioritising a China strategy. London: UK Prime...

Reflections on Christmas: Setting aside differences for goodwill, peace

The Nativity and waiting for Christ’s return make observant Christians emotional, but today Christmas is too often sadly secular, it has become about the...

Will 2023 be a continuum of 2022 in British politics?

2023 begins with the Labour Party in the strongest position since 2010; in the polls, Labour are 17 percentage points ahead and pundits are...

UK strikes spoil the advent of Christmas

UK is experiencing a new variety of Christmas chaos, this time not Covid-related but brought about by public workers’ strikes. On top of the...

PM Sunak delivers his first major foreign policy speech

London: This week, Rishi Sunak delivered his first major foreign policy speech at the Lord Mayor’s Banquet. As explained by the Rt Hon Lord...

MI5 continually adapts to counter terrorism

London: The new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt released his “autumn budget,” which included £55 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts. The tax increases touted...

A drama-filled week in the UK

Suella Braverman’s language is under scrutiny. London: The Bank of England was vandalised with paint by a group called “Just Stop Oil”. The next day...

Investigation into Leicester uncovers false narrative and external actors

The false allegations have put the wider Hindu community in the UK at risk of hate, assault and vandalism. London: The Henry Jackson Society’s Centre...

UK Foreign Secretary visits India

Cleverly and Jaishankar discussed the latest on the 2030 Roadmap, the landmark commitment to boost cooperation between the UK and India over the next...

Unite party and country: Rishi Sunak has his job cut out

Conservatives want to consolidate around Sunak, their political future depends on it. A leadership race prompted Boris Johnson’s snap to return to Westminster. There were...

Conservatives face a snap leadership election

The differences on immigration, benefits, Brexit, NHS, legitimate rights, essentially the policy mix, will continue to unbalance the party whoever Truss’ successor is. London: Having...

Disloyalty on all fronts in the UK

The current political atmosphere is a gift to the Labour Party, who are fantasizing about a general election. Astonishingly, these fantasies are backed by the...

Sturgeon revives call for Scottish independence referendum

There is a question about whether the Scottish government can hold a referendum without Westminster’s consent. London: The Scottish Parliament Building by architect Enric Miralles...

Truss and Kwarteng, a dynamic duo

Since the mini-budget announcements by Kwarteng the UK has seen a spike in interest rates, a drop in the value of the pound and...

Farewell to the Queen and behold the King

With a new King and a new Prime Minister, the British stage is set for the start of the Carolean era. Only a heart of...

The bell tolls for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In chess,the Queen is “the most powerful chess piece that each player has, able to move in any direction along a rank, file, or...

A Truss government may be imminent in UK

The expectations on Liz Truss are high, a big budget announcement after her appointment is a certainty. London: On Monday, 5 September 2022, the new...

The Tory leadership campaign drones on

Many Tory voters have got campaign fatigue, but the two candidates must have the chance to tour the country with their message for party...

Too early to predict outcome in Conservative leadership contest

The Indian diaspora in UK is largely supportive of Sunak, however, as Chancellor it is not obvious if Sunak has done much to improve...

UK PM hopefuls double down on China

This week’s primary issue focused around how to counter the People’s Republic of China. London: The leadership contest between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak continues....

It’s advantage Liz Truss in UK PM race

YouGov finds that Truss has a commanding lead of 62% over Sunak’s 38% amongst Conservative Party members. New Delhi: The Conservative leadership final is between...

Race to become UK PM: And then there were five

Sunak appears to be frontrunner. He appeals to conservative types who were taken in by Tony Blair. He is running a slick campaign, while...

Boris Johnson pressured to stand down

A deluge of ministers and officials pressured the PM into resigning, many of whom had been vociferously but hypocritically supporting him only 24 hours...

Battling every inch of the way, Miranda lost her fight against cancer

She said she had lived a full and adventurous life and seen many countries. She would have liked to have had more time with...

Fight against Russia must go on: Nato Summit reiterates stand

The vim and vigour for keeping up the fight against Russia stem from PM Boris Johnson and his admiration for President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. London: In...

Grim byelection results for Tories were anticipated

The cost of living/inflation crisis and the lack of communication from the government over policy direction and delivery were major factors. London: The dire Conservative...

Queen Elizabeth II marks her Platinum Jubilee

The 96-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, who has ruled for 7 decades, is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. London: On Thursday Her Majesty The Queen...

UK’s woeful performance in Afghan withdrawal

Foreign Affairs Committee chaired by Tom Tugendhat MP, released their excoriating report ‘Missing in Action’ about the UK’s part in the disastrous withdrawal. London: The...

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