UK

  • Did an exceptional iceberg sink the Titanic? 3 days ago

    London: The luxury liner Titanic, which sank in the ice cold Atlantic waters in 1912, was unlucky to have set sail in a year with a greater number of icebergs than normal, scientists say. While the sinking of the Titanic is typically blamed on human, design and construction errors, a new...
  • I will leave the Ecuadorian embassy soon, confirms WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 4 days ago

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will soon leave the Ecudorian embassy, while addressing a press conference. Assange did not state the reasons behind his decision although speculations are rife that he might be surrendering. The 49-year-old Australian national, who is reportedly battling heart defect and chronic...
  • UK: 'Indian' illegal migrant found dead in shipping container 5 days ago

    London: One among the 35 people who were illegally trespassing into the United Kingdoms via waterways was found dead in one of the shipping containers on Saturday morning. UK media reports suggest that the illegal migrants including children could be from India. They were found in shipping container at Tilbury...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's bid to buy UK mountain sparks protests August 4, 2014

    London: Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain, sparking protests from local people who believe the move could make the area a playground for the super-rich. The 2,850-feet-high Blencathra mountain, which towers above the Northern Fells in the picturesque Lake District region of...
  • Nearly 6,000 Indians languishing in foreign jails July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly 6,000 Indians are currently languishing in foreign jails with maximum of 1,400 being lodged in Saudi Arabia, government said on Thursday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who also looks after the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry, said a total of 5,986...
  • UK experts to retrieve MH17 flight data for international analysis July 22, 2014

    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...