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  • Pakistani national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US, UK Yesterday

    New York: A 28-year-old Pakistani national has been found guilty by a federal jury here of plotting to attack the city's subway system as well as a busy shopping mall in the UK. Abid Naseer, who had joined Al-Qaeda and plotted a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP 2 days ago

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...
  • India to join top global league with proposed black money law 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India will join the league of countries like Singapore, UK and the US with its proposed law to check black money, under which those hiding income and evading tax in relation to foreign assets can be slapped with a prison term of up to ten years. In fact, the...
  • Somalia-based extremists give terror threat to US, UK and Canada in a 76-minute video February 24, 2015

    London: A Somalia-based extremist outfit has threatened attacks against popular shopping malls in the US, UK and Canada, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe. A video released by Al Shabaab calls on its followers to "hasten to heaven" by attacking Oxford Street in central London, one of the UK's...
  • All have a role in the 'fight against Islamist extremist terror': David Cameron February 22, 2015

    "It is deeply concerning and obviously our authorities will do everything we can to help these girls but it does make a broader point which is the fight against Islamist terror is not just one that we can wage by the police and border control. It needs every school, every...
  • UK Sinha keeps markets guessing on trading on Budget day February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Sebi is yet to take a call on opening stock markets on Budget day, which falls on a Saturday, its chairman UK Sinha said on Friday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the first full Budget of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on February 28 amidst heightened expectations...
  • UK edition: IISS launches 'The Military Balance 2015' February 18, 2015

    The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) produces annual assessment of the military capabilities and defence economics of 171 countries around the world. 'The Military Balance' is an essential resource for those involved in security policy-making, analysis and research. ...
  • Pakistani groom sentenced to 20 months in jail in UK after he forgot his wife-to-be's name minutes before the wedding February 15, 2015

    A UK court has sentenced three people, including a Pakistani bridegroom, to up to 20 months in prison for immigration offences after he forgot his wife-to-be's name minutes before the wedding. Authorities were alerted after Zubair Khan phoned his marriage fixer to ask his bride's name during a meeting with...
  • Indians largest foreign voter group in UK January 29, 2015

    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 January 27, 2015

    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. ...