Parties clash on security as polls narrow

28 May

Theresa May has fleshed out her proposals for a new Commission for Countering Extremism to advise the government on how to “stamp out” extremism, inspired by the Commission for Racial Equality which was established in 1976. It will be a statutory body with “proper teeth and a clear remit” and a legal responsibility to carry […]

Labour wants to divert football’s TV money

28 May

The Labour leader will kick off Cup final day by highlighting a party manifesto commitment to ensure 5% of the Premier League’s TV income goes to the grassroots game. He is teaming up with young players at Hackney Marshes in east London, said to be the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 88 full-size […]

Sri Lanka rushes aid to half a million flood victims

28 May

COLOMBO: Emergency teams rushed to distribute aid Sunday (May 28) to half a million Sri Lankans displaced after the island’s worst flooding in more than a decade claimed 126 lives and left scores more missing. Floodwaters were receding in some areas after a break in the rain, giving authorities a chance to deliver much-needed supplies […]

China takes steps to prevent civil servants from using posts for personal gain

28 May

BEIJING: Chinese civil servants will face new restrictions when changing jobs as authorities move to prevent them from using official posts to make personal profit, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday. Those in leadership positions or at the county level and above will not be allowed to work in businesses or for-profit organizations […]

Manchester victims honoured at FA Cup final

28 May

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General election 2017: Latest polls and odds tracker as Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour gain on the Conservatives

28 May

Some early polls had the Tories at almost double the vote share of the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn, indicating that the most likely outcome would be a landslide victory that would increase her party’s current working majority of 17 in the House of Commons. Theresa May’s lead has dropped from 17.8 points to 10.5 since […]

British Airways flights to resume after massive IT failure

28 May

British Airways said it hopes to resume most flights out of London’s major airports on Sunday after a computer systems failure caused chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend. It warned of some “knock-on disruption” to schedules as aircraft and crews are out of position around the world. “At this stage we […]

UK Police release Manchester bomber surveillance images

28 May

British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days. Authorities said they had made major progress in unravelling the plot behind the concert bombing but acknowledged there were still gaps in their knowledge. Britain reduced its […]

Thousands of Israelis rally to end Palestinian occupation

28 May

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Poor-quality picture on admit card? Bring ID proof like Aadhaar card: UPSC to civil services aspirants

28 May

NEW DELHI: Civil services aspirants will have to bring a copy of Aadhaar card or other identify proof to appear in the UPSC‘s preliminary examination on June 18 in case the photographs on their admit cards are of poor quality. In instructions issued to the aspirants for the test, the UPSC said those who have […]