Prime Minister

  1. India's Modi extends nationwide coronavirus lockdown until May 3

    In a televised address on Tuesday morning, prime minister Narendra Modi announced that India’s nationwide lockdown is to be extended till 3 May.
    Hundreds of migrant workers gathered at the Banda Station in Mumbai to go back to their native places as they thought that the nationwide lockdown was over. The national lockdown has been extended till May 3.

    Region:
    India
    Category:
    Society
    Author/s:
    By Reuters, CNN, Deepak Dhawan, India Today
    India's Modi extends nationwide coronavirus lockdown until May 3
  2. Boris Johnson says terrorists convicted of the most serious offences should never be released from prison

    The prime minister reacted to the latest terrorist incident – in which three people died, including the assailant – by promising a package of hardline reforms which also included mandatory minimum 14-year sentences, an end to automatic early release for terrorist and extremism offences, and a new system under which those convicted will have to serve every day of sentences handed down by judges.

    Region:
    Europe
    Category:
    Politics
    Boris Johnson says terrorists convicted of the most serious offences should never be released from prison
  3. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen names former Premier Lai as running mate

    The ruling Democrative Progressive Party is seeking re-election and an absolute majority in the legislature.  Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has named as her running mate for 2020 elections a former prime minister who last year angered Beijing so badly with his support for the island’s formal independence that a major Chinese paper called for his arrest.

    Region:
    Asia
    Category:
    Politics
    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced that her former primary rival William Lai (賴清德) will be her running mate for the 2020 presidential election.
  4. UK: Stewart backing Hunt in race to be next PM

    Rory Stewart, Britain’s aid minister and a former candidate to be the next prime minister, said he would now support Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt over favourite Boris Johnson in the race to succeed Theresa May.

    Region:
    Europe
    Category:
    Politics
    UK: Stewart backing Hunt in race to be next PM