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  • Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in UK March 19, 2015

    A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London on March 15. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan were present at the ceremony. ...
  • 9-foot-tall Mahatma Gandhi statue unveiled at London's iconic Parliament Square March 14, 2015

    London: A historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled on Saturday at the Parliament Square in London in a rare honour bestowed by the British government which had been a staunch adversary of the iconic leader during its colonial rule in India. Gandhi's 9-foot statue was unveiled jointly by British...
  • Arun Jaitley arrives in UK for talks, Gandhi statue unveiling March 14, 2015

    London: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday arrived for his first official visit and began his two-day tour with a bilateral meeting over breakfast with UK Chancellor George Osborne at his office. The two ministers are scheduled to address a wide range of topics to further strengthen India-UK ties and more...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jialtey to meet investors, unveil Gandhi statue during UK visit March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet his British counterpart George Osborne and hold a meeting with institutional investors organised by JP Morgan during his three-day official visit to the UK. Jaitley, leaving for the UK on Thursday, will also unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square,...
  • British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John' February 28, 2015

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down terrorists such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad terrorist brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown...
  • All have a role in the 'fight against Islamist extremist terror': David Cameron February 22, 2015

    "It is deeply concerning and obviously our authorities will do everything we can to help these girls but it does make a broader point which is the fight against Islamist terror is not just one that we can wage by the police and border control. It needs every school, every...
  • British PM David Cameron wishes 'partner' India on Republic Day January 24, 2015

    London: UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday described the Indo-British ties as "a partnership between equals" in his special message to India ahead of the country's 65th Republic Day. "As millions of people mark this important milestone, we can reflect on the enduring and special relationship between our two nations...
  • WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat could be banned in the UK under new surveillance plans January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Messaging apps like WhatsApp, iMessage, Snapchat and Telegram could face a ban in Britain as PM David Cameron aims to stop the use of encrypted communication services in his battle against terror. Cameron vows to introduce a legislation to provide intelligence agencies a legal framework to crack down on...
  • David Cameron brands Fox News terror expert an 'idiot' January 12, 2015

    London: An American "counter-terrorism expert" who claimed that Birmingham is a Muslim-only city has been labelled a "complete idiot" by the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Steve Emerson, a Fox News pundit, made his comments to the news channel in reference to the terror attacks on 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine in Paris...
  • Gandhi statue at British Parliament will cement India ties: David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Justifying the decision to install a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the initiative would lead to Britain cementing its historical connection with India. Cameron said there were "lots of reasons for the Gandhi statue to be installed at the British Parliament" alongside...
  • Will strengthen ties with India if voted to power, says David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Describing India as one of the rising powers of the world, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the next stage in bilateral ties would be "very exciting" and his government will establish stronger economic relations with the country if voted back to power. "India is one of the...
  • David Cameron asks new Sri Lanka president to aid UN rights probe January 10, 2015

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has asked Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country. In his congratulatory message released by Downing Street, Cameron expressed hope that the issues of the past will be addressed. In his statement, he said,...
  • British crime writer PD James dies at age of 94 November 27, 2014

    British crime writer PD James, creator of poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94, her publishers said on Thursday. "We will all miss her," Charles Elliott, her editor at Knopf, said in a statement. "Her books were in a class of their own, consistently entertaining yet as...
  • Relations with India top priority: David Cameron to Modi November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held his first meeting with British Premier David Cameron who described relations with India as top priority of the UK's foreign policy and invited the Indian leader to Britain. The bilateral meeting took place shortly after Modi arrived on a five-day visit to Australia...
  • India-US breakthrough on WTO hailed as 'win-win' situation November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: The resolution of a row between India and the US over food subsidies was on Friday hailed as a "win-win" situation by leading industrialised countries -- Japan, the EU and the UK -- who expressed confidence that a landmark global trade pact stalled for months can now move forward....
  • Indian-origin UK cabinet minister tops influential Asian list November 6, 2014

    London: Britain's first Indian-origin cabinet minister Sajid Javid has topped a list of the most influential Asians in the country. Javid, the UK secretary of state for culture, media and sport, topped the 'Power 101 Britain's Most Influential Asians 2015' list released on Wednesday. Born to an Indian father and...
  • PM Modi to address Australian parliament on November 18 October 28, 2014

    Canberra: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Australian parliament on November 18 during his visit to the country for G-20 summit. The parliament will be recalled for formal addresses by British Prime Minister David Cameron November 14, Chinese President Xi Jinping November 17, and Modi November 18, the Australian...
  • David Cameron invites Modi to Britain, says won't intervene in the Kashmir issue October 28, 2014

    London: Britain is keen to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said its PM David Cameron in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Cameron who was amongst the first world leaders to congratulate Modi on his historic win in the Lok Sabha elections said that he had an open invitation to visit...
  • Jogger runs into British PM Cameron in security breach October 28, 2014

    London: In a major security breach, a 28-year-old jogger ran into British Prime Minister David Cameron after the premier had concluded a meeting in northern England on Monday. The man collided with Cameron as he left the city's Civic Hall in Leeds and was driven away from the scene, apparently uninjured,...
  • Man arrested for throwing marbles at MPs in UK Parliament October 23, 2014

    London: In a major security breach, a man on Wednesday managed to enter the British Parliament and hurl marbles at some MPs during British Prime Minister David Cameron's weekly questions. No-one was hurt as the marbles hit the security screen. Later, Scotland Yard officers arrested him. The major security breach...
  • Watch: David Cameron wishes Happy Diwali October 21, 2014

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron wished everyone for the festival of lights. Cameron said, "Happy Diwali to everybody. It is the time we think of triumph of good over evil. Of light over dark. It is a time when British Hindus and Jains also think of the importance of...
  • Ebola 'most serious' health emergency in years: World leaders October 16, 2014

    London: The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed in a conference call. A 75-minute video conference call between British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...
  • Hong Kong tycoon calls for protests to end after tension over police beating October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Police arrested about 45 protesters in the early hours...
  • British PM orders spy chiefs to hunt down 'Jihadi John' October 5, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron has asked his spy chiefs to find Islamic State executioner 'Jihadi John' so that he could dispatch special forces to kill or capture the masked man who beheaded the latest British hostage. The Prime Minister has stepped up the hunt for British aid worker Alan Henning's...
  • David Cameron asks Parliament to back fight against Islamic State September 26, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament on Friday and made a case for the UK to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) terror network in Iraq which he warned could "not just take months but years". Cameron told MPs that IS poses a "clear and proven" threat to...
  • UK PM Cameron lauds 'No' campaign, Scots for keeping the union intact September 19, 2014

    United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron lauded the 'No' campaign and the people of Scotland for keeping the union intact. He said, "The people of Scotland have spoken, and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together. I am a passionate believer in our...
  • Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom September 19, 2014

    Edinburgh: Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared. Scotland's final verdict on the union should be clear within two hours. Supporters of the United...
  • Scottish minister insists of using pound even if gets independence September 17, 2014

    Edinburg: Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Tuesday insisted that an independent Scotland could not be prevented from using the pound. In an interview with Sky TV news, Salmond reiterated his desire to hold on to sterling, saying that the words about "being able to be vetoed from using the pound"...
  • Don't leave the UK: David Cameron's emotional appeal to Scotland September 16, 2014

    Two days ahead of the referendum, UK Prime Minister David Cameron made an emotional appeal, begging the people of Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom. ...