UK

  • Sex protest outside UK Parliament over porn 'censorship' 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • UK man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet to break world record October 26, 2014

    London: A UK man has smashed the world record for 'most cars pulled by one man' by dragging 14 cars over a distance of 18 feet and two inches. Simon Plant, 42, of Findern, South Derbyshire, pulled a rope attached to 14 Ford Fiestas, weighing 20 tonnes combined, at Motorpoint...
  • India's warning on pro-Pakistan group's rally on Kashmir in London October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India on Friday warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies. However, it appreciated Britain's stand that the Kashmir issue was to be resolved only by...
  • 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...
  • Hydrogen powered cars to hit UK roads soon: Experts October 22, 2014

    London: Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will soon challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars on UK roads, experts say. According to a Loughborough University researcher, Michael Whiteley, who is three years into a four year project on hydrogen fuel cell technology, the UK government is encouraging competition with...
  • UK's Vince Cable's visit to India focuses on business October 22, 2014

    UK's Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable's visit to India focussed on business and Indian students. Cable was on a week-long visit to dispel myths that the UK is not welcoming to Indian students and spread the message that 'Britain is open for Business'. ...
  • Watch: Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi at London's Tavistock Square October 22, 2014

    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 October 22, 2014

    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 October 22, 2014

    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. ...
  • Several UK flights cancelled as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes October 21, 2014

    London: Several flights were cancelled at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck the country bringing gale force winds and heavy rains. Heathrow Airport said 10 per cent of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of London were cancelled. Indian airlines such as...
  • 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...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights October 19, 2014

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • UK woman shocked at receiving messages from dead grandmother October 19, 2014

    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...