Tag - Downing street

Sunak unveils tougher measures against domestic abuse in UK


London: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak unveiled tougher new measures to crack down on domestic abusers, including electronic tags for the most dangerous offenders who subject women and girls to harassment, aggression and violence. Downing Street said that as part of a change in law, for the first time controlling or coercive behavior will...

Rishi Sunak slams critics over Indian wife Akshata Murthy’s dom status


London: UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has launched a fightback against the Opposition's attack over the non-domicile tax status of his India-born wife Akshata Murty, daughter of Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy, saying she loves her country and would eventually return there to care for her parents. Akshata, whose mother Sudha Murthy is a philanthropist, was targeted by...

Partygate report: UK PM’s troubles far from over


London: Caught partying during a pandemic, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson bought himself some breathing space with an apology and a promise to change. But his troubles are far from over. Johnson was battling to rally a rancorous Conservative Party recently after an inquiry slammed failures at the top that led to Downing Street staff...

UK PM welcomes police probe into Downing Street lockdown parties


London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told lawmakers in the House of Commons that he welcomed a police investigation into alleged parties at Downing Street during the national lockdown. Johnson faced calls to resign from opposition politicians during an urgent debate following the announcement by the Commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, that a police...

Downing Street apologizes to Queen for lockdown parties


London: Downing Street has apologized to Queen Elizabeth II for hosting two staff parties on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral in 2021 when Covid-19 rules barred indoor socializing. "It is deeply regrettable that this took place at a time of national mourning and Number 10 has apologized to the Palace," a spokesperson for British Prime...

UK PM Boris Johnson invokes Lord Ram and Sita in Diwali message on Covid-19


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the Diwali spirit of the victory of light over darkness and good over evil as he delivered a message of optimism about overcoming the coronavirus pandemic for a first-of-its-kind virtual Diwali festival this weekend. Prime Minister Johnson appealed for a huge collective effort as England entered its second stay-at-home...