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Former Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane has been appointed head of a British government taskforce aimed at tackling regional inequality, the government said on Sunday. Branded "levelling up", tackling economic inequality across the country was one of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's central pledges when he won a 2019 election with his party's largest parliamentary majority since Margaret Thatcher. Haldane will be a permanent secretary in the Cabinet Office, a department at the centre of government which drives the implementation of policy.
If children are the software of the future, modern India has much smart coding to do and introducing philosophy in schools should be one of the starting points
Tantrum of the opera: how Michael Palin’s angry dad inspired new show. Monty Python star has reinvented his play The Weekend as musical theatre
A friend in need: volunteers rush to help refugees feel at home in UK. Up to 50 people a day are signing up to offer help to Afghans who fled the Taliban
The names of former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, current state unit president Navjot Singh Sidhu, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa are doing the rounds.
All Congressmen must rise above themselves and think in the interest of the party and the country, advised the Rajasthan chief minister
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New Delhi [India], September 19 (ANI): The uncle of terrorist Osama, who was among six terrorists arrested in Delhi earlier this week is currently under the custody of Delhi Police Special Cell, according to Delhi Police.
AstraZeneca hails ‘groundbreaking’ results of Enhertu study
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], September 19 (ANI): Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly Rajendra Rathore on Sunday said that Congress will bear the consequences of political turmoil going on in states of Punjab and Rajasthan.
The 34-year-old boxer alleged he had been ‘banned’ by American Airlines.
‘In extreme situations, it’s reasonable to take extreme actions’, says Green MP
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Abu Dhabi's $110 billion state holding company ADQ has hired scores of investment bankers from Western banks in the past year as it accelerates dealmaking in the United Arab Emirates and overseas, three sources familiar with the matter said. ADQ, the emirate's third-largest sovereign wealth fund, has hired bankers from mostly foreign banks and investment management firms in recent months, the sources said, boosting its cadre which already had over 20 former executives from Mubadala, another large state investment firm.
Rising wholesale gas prices means some companies are unable to supply energy customers have paid for.
The need for science-based policymaking is perhaps stronger at this stage of human development than ever before.
Parish council Zoom star Jackie Weaver: ‘I got a number of emails from “Alan’s iPad” but ignored them’. The councillor on sudden fame and dealing with difficult people, from ‘Alan’s iPad’ to her own mother
A friend leans in for a hug. Do I dive for cover, muttering ‘Covid’, or hug back?As we engage again in social situations, the new etiquette rules are bewildering Illustration by Dominic McKenzie. Illustration: Dominic McKenzie/The Observer
A tussle at nursery leaves our boy tearful…But sadly for his dad, there’s only one person he wants to tell ‘I can rationalise the fact that my son sometimes needs to confide in his mum, and her alone, but I find it hard’: Séamas O’Reilly. Photograph: Jake Wyman/Getty Images
The week in TV: Help; The Man Putin Couldn’t Kill; Sex Education; Alma’s Not Normal. Jodie Comer and Stephen Graham bring huge heart to Jack Thorne’s Covid drama. Plus, the harrowing plight of Alexei Navalny, more explosive Sex Education, and Sophie Willan’s seriously funny autobiographical comedy