Explainer: Why was Liz Truss tenure so short – and now what?

Liz Truss resignation

LONDON: British Prime Minister Liz Truss took office last month with hopes and promises of reinvigorating the British economy and putting it on the path to long-term success. It didn’t go to plan. Instead, Truss’ tenure was scarred by turmoil as her economic policies threatened the country’s financial stability, driving the pound to record lows, sparking chaos on bond markets, and increasing mortgage costs for millions of people. Though Truss took office amid a cost-of-living crisis, the war in Ukraine and the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, her decision…

Who are the candidates to replace UK PM Liz Truss?

Who are the candidates to replace UK PM Liz Truss

LONDON: Liz Truss said on Thursday she would resign as British prime minister just six weeks after she was appointed. A leadership election will be completed within the next week to replace Truss, the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. George Canning held the record, serving 119 days in 1827 when he died. 1922 Committee chair Graham Brady set out some details on how the successor would be chosen and said he would give further information on the process later in the day. Given the divisions in the party, there…

Modi, Xi, Putin Among Top Leaders To Attend First In-person SCO Summit 2022 After COVID

Modi, Xi, Putin Among Top Leaders To Attend First In-person SCO Summit After COVID

SCO Summit: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will hold its first in-person summit in Samarkand in Uzbekistan on Thursday after two years, shaking off the COVID fears and providing a rare opportunity for all its eight heads of state to meet on the sidelines of the event to have face-to-face talks on pressing global and regional issues of common concern. The last in-person SCO summit was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in 2019. After that, the 2020 Moscow summit was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the 2021 summit…

Magdalena Andersson: Swedish PM resigns as right-wing parties win vote

Swedish PM

Swedish PM says she will stand down after her government was defeated in Sunday’s election. Magdalena Andersson’s centre-left coalition looks set to narrowly lose to a bloc of right-wing parties, 176 seats to 173, with 99% of the votes counted. Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson is now expected to form a government. The bloc includes the Sweden Democrats, a far-right party that has campaigned against rising gang shootings. The final result is still to be confirmed after a recount, which is standard practice in Sweden. But despite this, Ms Andersson accepted…

Samyukt Kisan Morcha: Kisan Mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar today, police not allowed, barricading on Delhi borders

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha has announced to hold a Mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar today. But the Delhi Police has not allowed the farmers to hold the Mahapanchayat at Jantar Mantar. In such a situation, it is not decided what will be the attitude of the farmers. Delhi Police officials said that farmers will not be allowed to enter Delhi if permission is not granted. However, the farmers who have come to New Delhi can go to Jantar Mantar. Delhi Police will decide its strategy in the morning itself, keeping in…

Who is Vijay Nair? BJP asks AAP as comedians on radar in liquor policy probe

Vijay Nair has been linked with a host of companies dragging the name of comedian Vir Das too into the liquor policy probe, reports said The BJP and the Congress stepped up the attack on the Aam Aadmi Party as the eight private individuals against whom the CBI has issued lookout circulars include one Vijay Nair — associated with several comedians. Another private individual in Dinesh Arora, CBI officials revealed on Sunday. BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya claimed Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia became ‘uncomfortable’ when he was…

Janmashtami 2022 | From Dreams to ‘Emulating’ God, ‘Krishna Connect’ in Politics Has Distinct Tune

On the occasion of Janmashtami, which is considered to be the birthday of Hindu Lord Krishna, people are celebrating across the country. Various politicians too have wished citizens on the day, invoking the blessings of the Hindu God. But what may be less known that Lord Krishna has always had his limelight in politics, as well. From leaders who are devotees of Krishna, to those who have claimed to have been visited by the God in their dreams ‘to convey certain messages’, let’s take a look at our politics’ ‘Krishna…

Manish Sisodia “A Hero Of Education Revolution”: AAP’s Raghav Chadha

Several raids were conducted in the last eight years, but nothing was found against us. They will not find anything this time as well, Raghav Chadha said. New Delhi:  After the CBI launched raids against Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia this morning, Aam Aadmi Party MP Raghav Chadha praised his party colleague – calling him the “hero of the education revolution”, and alleged that the search was conducted at the behest of the BJP. “On the day when Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi education model was appreciated and Manish Sisodia’s photo appeared on the…

Bihar new government: Minister Tej Pratap now in controversies, brother-in-law Shailesh Yadav appeared in a meeting with officials

Bihar new government: Tej Pratap Yadav had a meeting with the officials of the department on Thursday. During the meeting, Shailesh Kumar, husband of his sister Misa Bharti, was also seen next to Tej Pratap Yadav. It has not even been 10 days since the new government with the Grand Alliance was formed in Bihar, but the relationship of the government has been associated with controversies. There was a ruckus over the swearing-in of the first Law Minister Kartikeya Singh. Now Tej Pratap Yadav, brother of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi…

Liz Cheney: Trump arch-enemy ousted in Wyoming election

Voters in the US state of Wyoming have ousted congresswoman Liz Cheney, a rare Republican critic of former President Donald Trump, in a primary election. She has been trounced by a relative political newcomer and Trump-backed candidate, Harriet Hageman. Ms Cheney was one of only two members of her party to join the congressional committee investigating Mr Trump’s attempts to cling to power. The three-term congresswoman was once a rising Republican star. All 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Mr Trump after his supporters attacked the US Capitol building in…