Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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UK considering a coin to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi

FILE PHOTO: A portrait of Mahatma Gandhi is pictured as demonstrators march during a protest against the government's restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, August 1, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Photo

August 2 (Reuters) - Britain is considering minting a coin to commemorate India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, amid growing interest in recognizing the contributions of people from the Black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities. British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) in a letter to pursue recognition of individuals from those communities, the UK ...

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Shame on you, Britain tells coronavirus panic-buyers

A woman pushes her trolley along the empty pasta aisle inside a Tesco supermarket amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Manchester, Britain, March 21, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble

London, March 20 (Reuters) - Britain on Saturday told people who were panic-buying and hoarding food due to the coronavirus outbreak to calm down, pointing to a video on social media showing an exhausted nurse driven to tears by finding shelves bare after her shift. Shoppers have been emptying the shelves in many supermarkets over the past week, with some ...

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