UK

  • Scotland's independence vote: How will the results come? 2 hours 51 minutes ago

    Edinburgh: Scots vote on whether to declare independence from the United Kingdom in a referendum on Thursday. Following are details on how and when the results are due. The vote The ballot paper will ask "Should Scotland be an independent country?" Voters will be asked to put a cross in either...
  • 'Yes' or 'No' to United Kingdom, Scotland to decide today 6 hours 57 minutes ago

    London: Will the United Kingdom or Great Britain survive as one nation? It depends on the people of Scotland. Scotland is voting on Thursday to decide whether it should continue to be a part of the British Empire or whether it should declare independence. The world attention is on the...
  • India home to 100 billionaires; 6th largest population globally Yesterday

    Singapore/New Delhi: India has retained its sixth position in terms of number of billionaires with 100 such people collectively having USD 175 billion in networth, while globally the number of uber-rich has reached a record high of 2,325 persons. According to the Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released on Wednesday,...
  • Vodafone, government agree to extend date for selection of 3rd arbitrator Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Indian government and Vodafone have mutually agreed to extend the deadline for appointment of the third arbitrator to resolve the Rs 20,000-crore tax dispute case with UK telecom major Vodafone. "Our arbitrator and Vodafone have mutually agreed to extend deadline for appointment of...
  • UK names second hostage held by Islamic State 3 days ago

    London: British officials have named a second UK hostage being held by the Islamic State group. Alan Henning is being threatened with death in the latest Islamic State video, which announced the beheading of another British hostage, David Haines. In the video, Henning is shown briefly on camera and also threatened...
  • Nationalists march against 'biased' BBC Scotland vote coverage 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Some 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Glasgow today to protest against the BBC's coverage of Scotland's independence referendum, four days before the knife-edge vote. Demonstrators claimed that coverage by the British broadcaster has been biased against the separatist "Yes" camp, which wants Scotland to break away from the...
  • ISIS video showing beheading of British hostage genuine, confirms UK 3 days ago

    London: Britain on Sunday confirmed that the video released by the Islamic State (IS) terror group showing the beheading of British hostage and aid worker David Haines is genuine. The video shows Haines, who was captured by militants in Syria in 2013, wearing an orange jumpsuit and kneeling in the desert...
  • Scottish independence could mean messy divorce 3 days ago

    London: How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 - the independence day declared by the Scottish government. The British and Scottish administrations have agreed that they will...
  • Sebi chief UK Sinha launches Indian Crossword League 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A group of enthusiasts on Sunday launched the second edition of the Indian Crossword League or IXL 2014, which will involve a combination of online and offline puzzle-solving contests. The contest, which is open for Indians across the globe, will culminate on December 21, the 101st anniversary of the crossword,...
  • India 5th most preferred study destination for MBA students: report 4 days ago

    While an MBA degree continues to maintain its charm among the students, the reputation of the educational system is the most important factor which helps any prospective student decide a preferred study destination. A recent report on prospective students survey by the mba.com reveals that India gained itself a place in...
  • Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls 4 days ago

    Edinburgh: The fate of the United Kingdom remained unclear five days before a historic referendum on Scottish independence as three new polls on Saturday showed a slight lead for supporters of the union, but one saying the separatist campaign was pulling ahead. On the final weekend of campaigning, tens of thousands...
  • Britain verifying video of aid worker's beheading by ISIS 4 days ago

    London: The UK foreign office said on Saturday it was "working urgently to verify" a video purporting to show beheading of a British hostage by the Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, media reported. The foreign office said that it was trying to confirm the authenticity of the video...
  • ISIS murder of British hostage an 'act of pure evil': David Cameron 4 days ago

    London: The beheading of a British hostage by Islamic State militants was an "act of pure evil," Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday, vowing Britain will do all in its power to bring the killers to justice. "This is a despicable and appalling murder of an innocent aid worker. It...
  • Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines 4 days ago

    Baghdad: Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. David Haines, a 44-year-old father of two from Perth in Scotland, was kidnapped in 2013 while working for the French agency ACTED. The video entitled, "A...
  • Thousands march for UK as Scotland vote nears 4 days ago

    Edinburgh: Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order marched through Edinburgh on Saturday in a show of strength against Scottish independence, as campaigning ahead of the referendum entered its final weekend. Organisers claimed up to 15,000 people attended the march to show support for the United Kingdom, among them members...
  • UK offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote 5 days ago

    London: The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Chancellor George Osborne told BBC on Sunday that the government is finalizing plans to give Scotland "much greater" fiscal and tax autonomy...
  • Scottish referendum campaign switches focus to Glasgow 5 days ago

    Glasgow: Campaigners for and against Scotland's independence focused their efforts on Glasgow on Friday as separatist leader Alex Salmond said he was confident of victory despite a new poll showing the pro-UK campaign recovering lost ground. Salmond hit the streets under a leaden sky in the city with actor Peter Mullan,...
  • BJP, Congress slam UK parliament's move to hold debate on Kashmir 6 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP and Congress were on the same page on Thursday as they frowned upon a proposal in Britain's House of Commons to hold a debate on the state of human rights in Kashmir. "British Parliament's decision to discuss Kashmir issue condemnable. Can we take up Falkland Islands or Scotland...
  • UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence 1 week ago

    Glasgow: Spooked by recent polls, Prime Minister David Cameron and other British political leaders rushed north to Scotland on Wednesday, where Cameron begged Scots not to break his heart by voting to become independent from the United Kingdom. Cameron's personal plea aimed to keep the 307-year-old union between England and Scotland...
  • Debate on Kashmir in UK Parliament causes stir 1 week ago

    London: A debate on the human rights situation in Kashmir to be held in the UK Parliament building on Thursday has caused a stir among Indian groups here who fear it could be used as an India bashing opportunity. Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has secured a 'General debate on political...
  • Myth-busting chocolate teapot developed in UK September 9, 2014

    London: British experts have managed to produce a chocolate teapot that held boiling water for two minutes to make a drinkable brew, busting a long-held myth. The York-based experts were challenged to prove the sarcastic phrase "as useful as a chocolate teapot" wrong. The result was a hand-crafted, working receptacle...
  • London: Scottish flag raised over Downing Street September 9, 2014

    London: The Scottish flag was hoisted over Downing Street on Tuesday as Prime Minister David Cameron launched a fresh push to stop Scots voting for independence next week, although it fell down on the first attempt. The blue and white saltire made it halfway up the flagpole above Cameron's office before...
  • British Airways offers up to 50% off on select flights from India September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: British Airways on Tuesday joined its peers in offering limited period discounted tickets to air travellers, rolling out up to 50 per cent lower fares on its flight from India to select global destinations including London, New York and San Francisco. The airline has already commenced the bookings under the...
  • British markets spooked by poll showing Scots may vote to break up UK September 9, 2014

    London: British financial markets tumbled on Monday after an opinion poll showed for the first time that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week, breaking up the United Kingdom. The survey prompted concern bordering on panic among Britain's ruling elite, with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-led government promising...
  • Poll shows rival Scottish independence camps neck-and-neck September 9, 2014

    Edinburgh: The rival campaigns in Scotland's fight over independence are running neck-and-neck nine days before the referendum, with a surge in support for those who wish to break away from the United Kingdom, a TNS poll showed on Tuesday. The number of people saying they would vote "No" to independence had...
  • UK's Luton airport evacuated over suspicious item September 8, 2014

    London: The UK's fifth largest airport was evacuated on Monday after a security alert over a "suspicious" suitcase, disrupting flights for thousands of passengers. All incoming flights were suspended at the Luton Airport in London over an alert sparked by the checked-in suitcase which was picked out by a security scanner. Police...
  • Queen Elizabeth II concerned over Scotland's independence from UK September 7, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II is very concerned that Scotland will vote for independence from the UK this month and is receiving daily updates on the situation, a media report said on Sunday. Buckingham Palace aides and ministers close to the 88-year-old British monarch told 'The Sunday Times' that the prospect of...
  • Minister: 'Lot of tension' in UK coalition over visa issue September 7, 2014

    London: A senior British minister has admitted that "a lot of tension" exists among the coalition partners of the David Cameron government over the sharp decline in visa applications from Indian students wanting to study in the UK. Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Vince Cable, is scheduled...
  • UK promises Scots more powers if they reject independence September 7, 2014

    London: The British government is scrambling to respond to a lurch in the opinion polls towards a vote for Scottish independence this month by promising a range of new powers for Scotland if it chooses to stay within the United Kingdom. British finance minister George Osborne said on Sunday that plans...
  • Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State September 5, 2014

    Newport, Wales: America's top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the UN General Assembly meets in about two weeks. In...