UK

  • Indians largest foreign voter group in UK 2 days ago

    London: Over six lakh India-born migrants form the UK's largest foreign-born voter population and they could play a decisive role in certain constituencies in the general election in May. According to a new study titled 'Migrant Voters in the 2015 Election' released on Thursday, 6,15,000 Indian-origin voters are expected to...
  • UK boy expelled from school for insulting teacher on Facebook 4 days ago

    London: A 14-year-old boy in the UK has been expelled from school after he posted insults about his head teacher's hair colour, looks and weight on Facebook. Jordan Ford took to the social media site after teachers told him his dyed red hair was not acceptable for school. He copied a...
  • Coalition forces need two years to expel Islamic State from Iraq: UK January 22, 2015

    The US-led coalition could take up to two years to expel Islamic State from Iraq, and Baghdad's own forces will be incapable of proper combat operations for months, Britain's foreign minister warned on Thursday. Speaking before he hosted a meeting of 21 coalition members in London, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said...
  • US, UK ask Pakistan to hand over 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to India January 19, 2015

    Islamabad: The US and the UK have asked Pakistan to hand over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, to India to improve bilateral ties or to them for his "independent trial". During 54-year-old Lakhvi's bail case the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday, the prosecution informed that...
  • World War I: India's forgotten heroes January 18, 2015

    A 100 years ago more than 1.3 million Indian men fought in the bloodiest battle in living history. 74,187 of them died in the war that wasn't even ours. But their individual bravery , unsurpassed courage and sheer unselfishness made the world look at India with a newfound respect. Those...
  • Long queues in UK for 'Charlie Hebdo' survivors' edition January 16, 2015

    London: Hundreds of people queued up for hours across Britain to get their hands on the survivors' edition of the French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' as it hit the stands in the country on Friday. More than 2,000 copies are believed to have been made available in the UK, a sizable...
  • Minister of Trade UK Lord Livingstone Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 16, 2015

    Minister of Trade UK Lord Livingstone talks about investments flowing into India because of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit held in Gandhinagar. ...
  • 25,000 students from UK to come for studies in India January 14, 2015

    Patna: Expanding Indo-British partnership in education sector for mutual benefits, as many as 25,000 students from the United Kingdom will come to India to study in the Indian universities over the next five year, a senior British High Commission official said on Wednesday. The British Council has devised a project called...
  • 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...
  • Al Qaeda planning Paris-style attack in UK, warns Britain's spy chief January 9, 2015

    London: The al Qaeda network is plotting a terrorist strike in Britain to inflict mass casualties similar to the newsroom massacre at a satirical French weekly that killed 12 people, Britain's spy chief has warned. Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5 Security Service, warned that the threat of a "mass...
  • UK college offers selfie course for $160 January 5, 2015

    London: A UK college is offering its students a new course on the art of selfies and chance to become fully qualified selfie-takers. City Lit College will offer a first ever 'selfie course' for Euro 132 (USD 160) starting this March called "The art of photographic self-portraiture". The month-long course consisting of...
  • Modi has taken up with Brtain at highest level students visa norms: Smriti Irani December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday said that it has taken up with Britain at the highest level the issue of dwindling students outflow to that country due to British government's new policies. Apparently referring to the issue of stringent visa norms for students, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in Rajya...
  • Sex protest outside UK Parliament over porn 'censorship' December 13, 2014

    London: Campaigners in favour of hardcore pornography staged an unusual protest outside the British Parliament against new rules banning a series of extreme sex acts from online videos. They were protesting an amendment to the Communications Act requiring video-on-demand online pornography to follow tougher rules, already laid out by the...
  • London airspace closed due to computer failure December 12, 2014

    London: London airspace has been closed due to a computer failure, UK air traffic controllers said on Friday. The news was announced in a brief message on flight safety body Eurocontrol's website. UK air traffic controllers, called NATS, confirmed that a "technical problem" at its Swanwick control centre in Hampshire will...
  • Snapshot: Prince William, wife Kate Middleton meet Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z at NBA game December 9, 2014

    New York: Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton met star couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here Monday for the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Beyonce and Jay Z were seated just across the way, reports eonline.com. Prince...
  • The 10th Curry Awards honours British curry industry December 4, 2014

    The 10th British Curry Awards event took place on Monday at the Battersea Evolution was hosted by TV personality Chris Tarrant. ...
  • Pink Floyd, David Bowie help UK vinyl sales cross million mark November 30, 2014

    London: This year, vinyl sales in the UK have passed the one million mark for the first time since 1996, thanks to veterans Pink Floyd and David Bowie. Albums by the two have helped boost sales of the format, which achieved the one million milestone last weekend. Currently Bowie's new best...
  • Wife awarded $530 million in record British divorce November 28, 2014

    London: The estranged wife of a London financier has been awarded $530 million in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court. Details of the payment to US-born Jamie Cooper-Hohn, 49, emerged after a draft judgement was given to lawyers ahead of a final ruling. Cooper-Hohn's lawyers were...
  • 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....
  • British MP slams BBC for biased reporting of Narendra Modi November 14, 2014

    British Conservative Party MP Priti Patel has taken the lead encountering media hostility to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the UK since the run up to the last election. ...
  • UK: Some 22,000 HIV-risk patients of a dentist recalled for test November 12, 2014

    London: Some 22,000 patients of a British dentist are to be recalled for tests to see if they have been infected with blood-borne viruses, including HIV, in what is believed to be the biggest ever recall in UK medical history. The recall affects all patients who were treated by Desmond...
  • UK Deputy PM attributes South Asia growth to 'Modi dividend' November 12, 2014

    London: UK's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has attributed South Asia's projected growth momentum this year to the "Modi dividend", citing the Indian Prime Minister's initiatives for boosting investment and jobs. The UK's coalition leader quoted recent World Bank figures, which forecast South Asia to grow by over 6 per...
  • Robert Varley incident requires stricter visa norms to curb incidences of child abuse November 12, 2014

    Child sex abuser Robert Varley exposes chilling loopholes in dealing with cases that involves a foreign national indulging in such horrific crimes. ...
  • Raymond Worley eviction was sad for us: Children right activist Najrana Imaan November 12, 2014

    Raymond Worley was wanted in India for long in connection to child abuse and molestation cases. ...
  • Salman Rushdie's son convicted for drunk driving in UK November 9, 2014

    London: The London-based son of famous British Indian author Salman Rushdie has been convicted of drink driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his BMW. Zafar Rushdie, 35, pleaded guilty to the charge last week and was banned from driving for 17 months and also fined 620...
  • Suspected UK murderer ate woman's body parts: Report November 7, 2014

    London: In a suspected case of cannibalism, a 22-year-old woman was killed and her suspected attacker died during interrogation after he was caught allegedly eating parts of the woman's face at a hotel in UK's South Wales. Matthew Williams, 34, who was caught in a room with the woman with...
  • 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...
  • 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...