LONDON

  • Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet Yesterday

    London: In a historic first, Queen Elizabeth II on Friday sent out her maiden tweet while opening an information technology gallery at the Science Museum. The first tweet by a reigning British monarch read: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I...
  • Man arrested for throwing marbles at MPs in UK Parliament 3 days ago

    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...
  • BJP objects to Kashmir Million March organised by Pakistan in London 3 days ago

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir BJP objected to the "Kashmir Million March" being organised in London by Pakistan sponsored leaders on October 26. The march coincides with the day when the then ruler of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Maharaja Hari Singh signed the historic Instrument of Accession of the...
  • London: Sothebys auctions Indian and Islamic art work 3 days ago

    The Auction House Sothebys of London held its inaugural 'Indian and Islamic Art week' putting on display a high profile series of Public exhibitions and auctions from October 3 to October 8. The exhibition was divided into three areas - the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of Imperial...
  • Congress leader writtes to Modi, expresses wish to acquire Ambedkar's home in London 3 days ago

    Maharashtra Congress leader Nitin Raut wrote to the Narendra Modi government expressing his wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to...
  • Watch: Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi at London's Tavistock Square 3 days ago

    Tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Tavistock Square Garden in Bloomsbury. ...
  • Watch: UK Indians revel in the spirit of Diwali 3 days ago

    The Indian community in UK organised a special Diwali fare ahead of the festival in London. The organisers plan to take the event to other parts of UK next year. ...
  • Modi government reaches out to UK Indians, organise Diwali function in London 3 days ago

    In an attempt to connect with the 'Pravasi Bharatiya', The Government of India held a special function in London to celebrate Diwali. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj graced the event amongst various other dignitaries. ...
  • UK woman shocked at receiving messages from dead grandmother 6 days ago

    London: In a spooky mix-up, a woman in the UK was horrified at receiving text messages from her dead grandmother three years after she was buried with her mobile only to find out that the phone number had been reallotted. When Lesley Emerson died in 2011 some of her favourite...
  • Woman awarded 28,000 Euros after falling off her own toilet 6 days ago

    London: A 61-year-old woman has been awarded 28,000 Euros as compensation after she fell off the toilet in her own home in Ireland. Isabela O'Sullivan was injured when a tile fell close to her while she was using the toilet of her Shankill, Dublin home in September, 2011. O'Sullivan got...
  • Britain to expand Ebola screening beyond London 1 week ago

    London: British health authorities have said that screening of passengers arriving from regions affected by the Ebola outbreak will be extended to the Manchester and Birmingham airports. The announcement was made by Public Health England Friday, Xinhua reported. Heathrow Airport on Tuesday launched the screening, which includes checking passengers' temperature, requiring them...
  • Rafael Nadal not certain of playing at London finale October 17, 2014

    London: Rafael Nadal says he could miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals next month because of appendicitis. The injury-plagued Spaniard, who has only recently returned from a wrist problem, is on antibiotics and hoping to delay surgery for appendicitis until the end of the season. However, with the eight-man London showpiece...
  • Mayor warns of thousands of terror suspects on London streets October 11, 2014

    London: London's mayor Boris Johnson said that thousands of potential terrorists are being monitored by security services in the British capital. He warned that an attack was highly likely, causing the raising of the national terror threat level from substantial to severe more than a month ago. "In London we're...
  • Sothebys auctions Indian and Islamic art work in London October 9, 2014

    London: The Auction House Sothebys of London held its inaugural 'Indian and Islamic Art week' putting on display a high profile series of Public exhibitions and auctions from October 3 to October 8. The exhibition was divided into three areas - the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of...
  • London-based millionaire paid Rs 1 cr to get Vijaywada businessman killed October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: In a complicated murder plot, a London-based millionaire paid Rs 1 crore to contract killers from Delhi to kill a 70-year-old businessman and his two sons in Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. According to the Delhi police, the killings were triggered by the millionaire's daughter eloping with one of the...
  • UK-based NRI donates 250,000 pounds to University October 7, 2014

    London: A UK-based NRI has donated 250,000 pounds to the London South Bank University in support of its graduate entrepreneurship programme. The donation by Rami Ranger, Chairman and founder of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea, Air and Land Forwarding Ltd will be used to set up a fund for Enterprise Excellence...
  • We are stars because of all the people in Britain who have appreciated and backed our films: Shah Rukh Khan October 7, 2014

    London: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan credited the Indian community based in Britain for Bollywood's popularity and his own success. The 48-year-old actor was in London with his 'Happy New Year' team, including co-stars Deepika Padukone and Abhishek Bachchan as well as director Farah Khan. "London has always been the pioneer in...
  • London turns world's most expensive city September 24, 2014

    London: London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to live and work in, as a new study has suggested it has turned nearly twice as pricey as Sydney and four times more expensive than Rio de Janeiro. India's Mumbai was found to be at the bottom...
  • Indianorigin mother killed son in custody battle: UK inquest September 20, 2014

    London: An Indianorigin mother killed herself and her fouryearold son earlier this year by deliberately setting her house on fire after she lost his custody in a longdrawn court case, an inquest has concluded. Janma Joshi, 40, and her son, Moksha Jai Joshi, had both died in a fatal fire at...
  • London's Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020 September 19, 2014

    London: UEFA president Michel Platini's vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London's Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities joining the party. The 90,000seater Wembley, rebuilt from 2003 to 2007 and venue of the...
  • Watch: Good guy London cop instantly admits his mistake and apologizes to cyclist he accuses of using the wrong lane September 19, 2014

    You hear stories of police atrocities from all over the world. Militarisation of the police is a growing problem among nations. But not all men in uniform are complete jerks. A cyclist was stopped by a London police officer who asked him 'why are you cycling on the pavement'? The man...
  • British Airways gives massive discount on MumbaiLondon ticket September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways announced a flash oneday sale on Thursday, offering massive discount of up to 90 per cent on return tickets between Mumbai and London to commemorate nine decades of its India operations. Under the offer, the lowestpriced MumbaiLondon return ticket would start at Rs 40,252 for economy travel...
  • London Fashion Week: Anushka Sharma attends Burberry show September 17, 2014

    London: Actress Anushka Sharma attended Burberry's preview show of their 2015 spring collection. The 26yearold 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' star was wearing a blue Burberry scarf dress. The event took place at London's Kensington Gardens and besides Anushka, British models Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, actresses Naomie Harris, Dakota Johnson,...
  • Efforts on to acquire Ambedkar's London home September 15, 2014

    London: India may acquire the Rs 40crore residential property where Dr B R Ambedkar lived during the 1920s and convert it into a memorial to the crusader for social justice, a social organsation on Monday said. The initiative to acquire the 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, currently on...
  • London designers target fashionhungry shoppers with 'tech firsts' September 15, 2014

    London: Fuelled by the boom in online sales for the latest trends, London's designers are finding new ways to deliver instant gratification to fashion hungry shoppers, amid high hopes of boosting growth in the sector. British retailer Topshop, whose website attracts an average of 4.5 million hits a week, launched a...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 192122. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Maharashtra minister asks government to acquire Ambedkar's home in London September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: A Congress minister in Maharashtra has asked the state government to coordinate with the Centre to acquire a residential property in London where Dr BR Ambedkar lived in the 1920s. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to cost an estimated Rs 40 crore, state...
  • Social media can help people lose weight September 9, 2014

    London: Want to shed those extra pounds? Join social media! Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programmes...
  • London's Luton airport reopens after alert September 9, 2014

    London: Hundreds of passengers were evacuated and flights were suspended for hours on Monday from Luton Airport near London after a suspicious package was found in a securityscreening area. Passengers were stranded outside the terminal as emergency services examined the suspicious item. The approach road to the airport was closed, triggering...
  • 'House' sized asteroid passes close to Earth September 8, 2014

    London: A 60feet asteroid about the size of a normal house flew past Earth on Sunday posing no threat to humans, NASA reported. The asteroid 2014 RC passed over New Zealand at a close distance of 40,000 km from earth. An asteroid of same size left over 1,000 people injured when it...