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  • UK experts to retrieve MH17 flight data for international analysis 1 week ago

    London: British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday said. This follows a request by authorities in the Netherlands, from where the plane had flown before it was shot down over Ukraine. The experts, based at...
  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels July 21, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday demanded that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilised the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airways flight MH17. In an unusual front-page op-ed in the Sunday...
  • UK's top diplomat William Hague resigns as Cameron shuffles pack July 15, 2014

    London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced his surprise resignation on Monday night ahead of a closely-fought national election next May as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's biggest ever reshuffle of top government jobs. Hague, Britain's most senior diplomat for the past four years and a former leader of Cameron's...
  • Namaste London: In conversation with UK Foreign Secretary July 12, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague talks about India-UK ties. ...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron July 10, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked up...
  • London is best home for Indian students: Lord Paul July 8, 2014

    London: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has endorsed London as one of the best cities for Indian students to come and study, saying there is no place in the world other than the British capital where an Indian can feel more at home. The Chancellor of one of the city's...
  • Top British ministers woo India under Modi July 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Britain's finance minister announced a $428 million deal with India's military on Monday after arriving in the country to seek stronger trade and investment ties with new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague landed in Mumbai for the two-day visit to drum up business...
  • Peacocks take over UK street and trash woman's kitchen July 6, 2014

    London: Escaped peacocks have taken over a suburban street in Greater Manchester, with some of them invading a grandmother's home and trashing her kitchen. Jenny Gibson popped to her neighbour's briefly and left her front door ajar, only to find five of the birds in her home upon her return. The...
  • UK Foreign minister on two-day visit from Monday July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In its first engagement with the new government, UK's Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs William Hague will embark on a two-day visit to India from Monday to hold talks with top leadership on key areas including trade and defence. Hague will come along with UK Chancellor of the...
  • JK Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' to be shot in UK July 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', which is set 70 years before the story of boy wizard, will be shot in UK. The shooting of the film will take place at Warner Bros Studios Leavesden. The movie is slated to hit theaters on...
  • UK PM's ex-media chief Coulson jailed for Murdoch tabloid hacking July 4, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in widespread phone-hacking by journalists to obtain scoops at the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid he edited. Coulson, editor of the now defunct News of the World newspaper from 2003-2007, was convicted...
  • Indian eatery 'Gymkhana' in London's Mayfair gets UK's National Restaurant of the Year award July 2, 2014

    An Indian eatery in the UK has become the first restaurant to bag the country's National Restaurant of the Year award, a sign that curry houses are now being taken seriously for their gastronomic excellence. Beating even the traditional "fine dining" restaurants such as The Clove Club and The Ledbury, which came...
  • Tata Steel to cut 400 jobs in UK's South Wales July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel TISC.NS said on Tuesday it will cut about 400 jobs at its Port Talbot plant in South Wales, around 10 percent of the workforce, as it looks to reduce costs in order to compete more strongly in the EU's manufacturing industry. Dealing a blow to the UK government's...
  • Indians want honest, strong performance from the Modi regime: Swraj Paul June 30, 2014

    London: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has said that the people of India want good, honest and strong performance from the newly elected Indian government. Speaking at a function he hosted on Sunday evening at the London Zoo in memory of his daughter Ambika who died of lukeamia in 1968,...
  • UK mosques launch anti-terror campaign June 29, 2014

    London: To check radicalisation, mosques across Britain have joined hands to call on young Muslims citizens to stay away from the civil war in Syria. Imams involved in the nationwide anti-terror campaign are instead encouraging donations to Syrian cause through legitimate charities. Their message coincides with the holy month of...
  • Murdoch protege Rebekah Brooks cleared of all hacking charges in UK trial June 25, 2014

    London: Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of News Corp's British newspaper arm, was found not guilty on Tuesday by a London court of being part of an illegal conspiracy at a Rupert Murdoch tabloid to hack into phones and make illegal payments. Brooks was accused of being complicit in journalists' hacking...
  • UK bans ISIL and four other Syria-linked jihadist groups June 20, 2014

    London: Five Syria-linked jihadist groups - including the The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - have been banned in the UK amid reports that many Britons have taken up arms in conflict in Syria. Security minister James Brokenshire set out the motion, which was passed unopposed in the...
  • UK, Ireland offer joint visa to Indian, Chinese tourists June 17, 2014

    London: Indian and Chinese tourists will soon be able to travel to the UK and Ireland on a single visa under a "ground-breaking" scheme jointly announced by both countries to boost tourism. Under a new British-Irish visa scheme announced by Ireland's minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald, tourists and business visitors...
  • Blair: 2003 invasion not to blame for Iraq crisis June 15, 2014

    London: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the West's failure to intervene in Syria is to blame for the violent insurgency in neighbouring Iraq and not the 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. In an essay issued today, Blair called for Western countries to intervene in Syria, though he did...
  • Jaitley underlines need to lower cost of business to up growth June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the union budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met financial sector regulators in Mumbai on Saturday. The meeting was to discuss the current financial and economic indicators. The meeting was also to take up suggestions on the forthcoming policy of the goverenment. Jaitley has been holding a series...
  • Irish writer pips Jhumpa Lahiri to win top UK prize June 5, 2014

    First-time Irish novelist Eimear McBride beat five other authors including Pulitzer Prize winning Indian American writer Jhumpa Lahiri to win this year's Baileys Prize, the UK's only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. McBride's debut "A Girl is a Half-formed Thing" tells the story of a young woman's...
  • Pak MQM chief Altaf Hussain arrested in London June 3, 2014

    London/Karachi: Altaf Hussain, Pakistan's powerful MQM leader, was on Tuesday arrested in London on charges of money laundering. Scotland Yard confirmed that a 60-year-old man had been arrested from a North-West London property on charges of money-laundering, but declined to disclose the exact identity of the individual for "legal reasons". Officers...
  • UK Parliament may have to consider Diwali, Eid holidays June 1, 2014

    British parliament may soon have to consider a request for a day off for Diwali and Eid with an online petition seeking a holiday for the festivals already attracting more than 119,500 signatures. Under the rules of the e-petition scheme introduced in 2011, once the 100,000 signature mark is reached it...
  • UKIP: Anti-immigrant, Eurosceptic party storms Britain’s political arena May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: This appears to be a season for electoral forces of nature around the world. While we mull over the BJP tidal wave that swept through India and Thailand tries to steady itself after a coup, Britain's polity is contemplating the 'UKIP earthquake' as it has come to be...
  • UK hosts round-table over EU's ban on Indian mango May 22, 2014

    London: The British government on Thursday held talks with all the stakeholders to help lift the EU ban on the import of Indian mangoes before the sanctioned date of December 2015. UK environment minister Lord de Mauley hosted a round-table meeting here with representatives of mango and vegetable importers and exporters...
  • Etihad Airways announces incentives for students flying abroad May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Eyeing the large Indian student community aspiring for admissions in universities across the US and UK, gulf airline Etihad on Tuesday announced a special programme which allows an additional baggage of 10 kg and other benefits, ahead of the academic session. The programme 'Edufly' will commence from June 1 and...
  • UK's Pakistani-origin minister asks migrants to learn English May 18, 2014

    London: Immigrants coming into the UK must learn English as part of their contributions to British society, according to the country's first senior British Asian minister. UK culture secretary Sajid Javid, born in Britain to Pakistani immigrants, criticised migrants who had lived in the UK for many years but still could...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's letters accusing his son of rape up for auction in UK May 15, 2014

    London: Three explosive letters that highlight Mahatma Gandhi's deep concerns over the behaviour of his eldest son, Harilal, will go under the hammer at an auction in England next week. Mullock's Auctioneers based in Shropshire county are hoping to fetch between 50,000 pounds and 60,000 pounds for a set...
  • Ex-reporter tells court he hacked William and Kate's phones 200 times May 14, 2014

    The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid admitted to a London court on Wednesday he had repeatedly hacked the voicemails of Princes William and Harry, and William's wife Kate Middleton. Clive Goodman, who was jailed in 2007 for illegally accessing voicemails on the mobile phones of...
  • Jet Airways launches direct flight to Paris May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Wednesday launched a direct flight service to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport from which offers passengers greater connectivity and seamless travel to Europe via the French capital. To begin with, the new flight will be operated four days a week but it will be converted...