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Covid curbs will last for six months, No 10 warns

Britain faces a further six months of “very difficult” lockdown restrictions, Downing Street has warned, as Boris Johnson prepares the country for fresh measures to combat the latest increase in infections.The government’s chief scientific and medical officers will tell the public today that Britain is “heading in the wrong direction” and that we are at…

Tory MP’s wife Sasha Swire was shocked by backlash over her tell-all book

'I was naive about fallout from my memoir': Tory MP's wife Sasha Swire admits she was shocked by the backlash over her tell-all book as she faces life in 'social Siberia'Sasha Swire has insisted that she was surprised by the furore her book causedThe former minister's wife has admitted that she was naive during an interviewLady…

Sunak to extend business support loans as Covid-19 spread worsens

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What measures are UK ministers considering to curb second wave of Covid-19?

Show captionA pedestrian passes an electronic board urging people to observe coronavirus guidance in Bolton. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty ImagesCoronavirus outbreakSun 20 Sep 2020 12.40 EDTAs the number of Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the UK, we examine the measures ministers are considering to curb the transmission rate of the virus.‘Circuit breakers’These are short, sharp,…

How the £10,000 fine for failing to self-isolate will be enforced

The government has warned that those in England who fail to self-isolate will face fines of up to £10,000. People will now have a legal duty to stay at home and self-isolate for a number of reasons due to the coronavirus pandemic. These include if a person tests positive for the virus; are told to…

UK at ‘critical point’ over Covid-19, top scientists to tell public

Show captionChris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance on their way into 10 Downing Street in July. Photograph: Simon Dawson/ReutersCoronavirus outbreakSun 20 Sep 2020 17.00 EDTBritain’s most senior government scientists will make a direct appeal to the public on Monday, warning that the coronavirus trend is “heading in the wrong direction” and “a critical point has…
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Shapoorji Pallonji Group agrees to exit Tata Sons, calls for separation

Shapoorji Pallonji statement came within hours of the Tata group saying it is ready to buy out SP group stake. TopicsTata group | Shapoorji Pallonji group | Tata Sons Dev Chatterjee  |  Mumbai  Last Updated at September 22, 2020 20:11 IST The Shapoorji Pallonji Group on Tuesday told the Supreme Court of India that it would exit from Tata…

China doubles air bases, air defence positions and heliports near LAC after 2017 Doklam standoff: Stratfor

NEW DELHI: China has started construction of at least 13 entirely new military positions including three air bases, five permanent air defence positions and five heliports near the Line of Actual Control(LAC) in the aftermath of the Doklam standoff in 2017, according to a report by global security consultancy Stratfor. The report also said construction…

Rajya Sabha holds crucial meeting as Opposition boycotts Parliament proceedings

Home / India News / Rajya Sabha holds crucial meeting as Opposition boycotts Parliament proceedings The Rajya Sabha has called its Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting on Tuesday after a day-full of hectic activities, protests and passage of several bills. But the Opposition, which announced to boycott the Upper House for the remainder of the…

Opposition to boycott Rajya Sabha till ‘three demands’ met; suspended MPs end sit-in protest

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2020 2:29:31 pm Opposition lawmakers walk out of Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Several Opposition parties led by the Congress staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha demanding Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to reinstate the eight members who were suspended for “unruly behavior” during House proceedings.…