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UK elects first Dalit woman mayor to London council: Who is Mohinder K Midha?
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UK elects first Dalit woman mayor to London council: Who is Mohinder K Midha?

An Indian-origin politician from the UK's Labour Party, Midha was elected mayor of west London’s Ealing Council for next year’s term

Rahul Gandhi slams BJP at London conference, says it shouts and stifles voices
India

Rahul Gandhi slams BJP at London conference, says it shouts and stifles voices

The Opposition leader, who is on a tour of the UK, had an interaction session at the 'Ideas for India' conference organised by non-profit think-tank Bridge India on 20 May

Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, brother Nawaz Sharif decide against early elections in London
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Pakistan prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, brother Nawaz Sharif decide against early elections in London

Sources said that everyone agreed that the PML-N should implement the economic agenda for the remaining term and then announce the next elections in consultation with the coalition partners

Explained: What’s next for North Ireland after Sinn Fein wins?
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Explained: What’s next for North Ireland after Sinn Fein wins?

Irish unity did not play a big role in this year’s Northern Ireland election campaign, which was dominated by more immediate worries, especially a cost-of-living crisis driven by the soaring costs of food and fuel

Kolkata-made Goddess Kali idol to be part of British Museum exhibition on feminine power
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Kolkata-made Goddess Kali idol to be part of British Museum exhibition on feminine power

The five-foot-tall fibre idol of Goddess Kali has been made by Artisan Kaushik Ghosh, who took a month-and-half to make it

Big blow to Boris Johnson as UK Conservatives lose London strongholds in local elections
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Big blow to Boris Johnson as UK Conservatives lose London strongholds in local elections

Conservative Party chairman Oliver Dowden acknowledged the results in London were 'difficult' but said the 'more mixed picture' elsewhere showed Labour did not have the momentum to win the next general election

UK ministerial ethics advisor clears Rishi Sunak of meddling with wife's tax status
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UK ministerial ethics advisor clears Rishi Sunak of meddling with wife's tax status

The probe also covered further revelations around Sunak having a Green Card two years after being appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in the UK Cabinet

Former boxing world champion Amir Khan robbed at gunpoint
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Former boxing world champion Amir Khan robbed at gunpoint

Khan, 35, said he and his wife Faryal were safe after the incident, in which he had a watch stolen after being confronted by two men with a gun.

Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow bans entry to British PM Boris Johnson
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Ukraine-Russia war: Moscow bans entry to British PM Boris Johnson

The step was taken as a response to London's unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally, creating conditions for restricting our country and strangling the domestic economy, the foreign ministry said

30,000 km, 27 countries in 100 days: All you need to know about Sadhguru’s motorbike journey to 'Save Soil'
India

30,000 km, 27 countries in 100 days: All you need to know about Sadhguru’s motorbike journey to 'Save Soil'

The 64-year-old has embarked on a long and tedious journey from Europe to India to raise awareness about dying soil and growing desertification

Russia-Ukraine border crisis intel 'not encouraging', says UK's Boris Johnson
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Russia-Ukraine border crisis intel 'not encouraging', says UK's Boris Johnson

Moscow said Tuesday it was pulling back some of its forces near the Ukrainian border to their bases, but Johnson warned that Russian forces were still 'ready to go at virtually any time'

Of spaghetti meatballs, chicken tikka masala, and General Tso's: How independent films have depicted 'immigrant food'
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Of spaghetti meatballs, chicken tikka masala, and General Tso's: How independent films have depicted 'immigrant food'

Many immigrants brought with them their cultures and memories of the foods they cooked back home. They set up restaurants, first to serve their immigrant brothers and sisters, but later to bring their cuisines to the rest of the American population.

UK's Boris Johnson brings in new senior staff in bid to move past 'Partygate'
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UK's Boris Johnson brings in new senior staff in bid to move past 'Partygate'

Johnson's grip on power has been shaken by public anger over revelations that his staff held “bring your own booze” office parties, birthday celebrations and “wine time Fridays” in 2020 and 2021 while millions were facing COVID restrictions

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gets long-awaited 'Partygate' report, but questions linger
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson gets long-awaited 'Partygate' report, but questions linger

Johnson's office has promised the report will be published 'swiftly', and that the prime minister will address Parliament about its findings

'Mind the (funding) gap!' London's 'Tube' seeks post-COVID-19 cash
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'Mind the (funding) gap!' London's 'Tube' seeks post-COVID-19 cash

Transport for London (TfL), which runs the British capital's underground "Tube" network and buses, has received billions of pounds from central government in the last two years to stay afloat

Boris Johnson lifts COVID-19 restrictions, scraps face mask rules, vaccine pass
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Boris Johnson lifts COVID-19 restrictions, scraps face mask rules, vaccine pass

The British prime minister reinstated the curbs last month to cope with what he called a 'tidal wave' of expected infections from Omicron

'Seeking to covertly interfere in UK politics': MI5 warn lawmakers of active Chinese spy in parliament
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'Seeking to covertly interfere in UK politics': MI5 warn lawmakers of active Chinese spy in parliament

The Chinese embassy in London denied the accusations, saying 'we have no need and never seek to 'buy influence' in any foreign parliament'

Daily Omicron cases surge to more than 10,000 in UK, toll from variant jumps to seven
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Daily Omicron cases surge to more than 10,000 in UK, toll from variant jumps to seven

The UK Health Security Agency has confirmed an additional 10,059 cases of the new variant on Saturday, more than three times as many as reported on Friday

Rising COVID-19 cases driven by Omicron variant in Europe cast pall over holiday cheer
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Rising COVID-19 cases driven by Omicron variant in Europe cast pall over holiday cheer

The UK recorded 78,610 new cases on Wednesday, which is 16 percent higher than the previous record set in January.

UK lawmakers back COVID curbs to rein in Omicron amid revolt by Conservative Party MPs
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UK lawmakers back COVID curbs to rein in Omicron amid revolt by Conservative Party MPs

All passed comfortably because of Opposition party support, but 97 Conservatives voted against the nightclub rules, according to a House of Commons tally — by far the biggest rebellion of Boris Johnson's premiership