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  • India, France will find a balance, says Jean-Joseph Boillot Yesterday

    Jean-Joseph Boillot, an advisor to the CEPII Business Club, said that India and France will find a balance. The remarks came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France during his three-nation tour. ...
  • British PM David Cameron releases manifesto for Conservative party 3 days ago

    With less than a month to go for elections in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron has released the manifesto for the Conservative party. He stressed on the importance of national security in the upcoming vote. He said, "There are difficult choices you have to make. And I think people deserve...
  • Man wanted in UK for rape, attempt to murder arrested by Delhi Police April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A 28-year-old man, against whom the Interpol had issued a red corner notice and was wanted for rape and attempt to murder of two young women in Scotland in 2012, was arrested by Crime Branch of Delhi Police in New Delhi. The accused, identified as Raminder Singh, was...
  • UK court asks Pakistan to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fee March 22, 2015

    London: In a setback to Pakistan, a UK court has directed it to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fees in the 67-year-old Hyderabad Funds case involving the Nizam's money while terming Pakistan's behaviour as "unreasonable". Holding that Pakistan has no "sovereign immunity" in the case, the Judge ordered...
  • Union Bank in UK will undertake retail and wholesale banking March 20, 2015

    Union Bank, one of India's largest Public sector banks is finally making its foray in the British Market. In a glittering opening ceremony, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called it a wonderful coincidence for him to be able to inaugurate the bank's operations. ...
  • Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in UK March 19, 2015

    A bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in London on March 15. British Prime Minister David Cameron, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan were present at the ceremony. ...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • Government to ease process of doing business in India: Arun Jaitley March 14, 2015

    London: Government is fairly determined and is introducing changes to ease the process of doing business and attract investments in India while trying to rationalise and lower taxes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. He also said that the GDP growth rate this year would be 7.5 per cent and hopefully...
  • Arun Jaitley arrives in UK for talks, Gandhi statue unveiling March 14, 2015

    London: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday arrived for his first official visit and began his two-day tour with a bilateral meeting over breakfast with UK Chancellor George Osborne at his office. The two ministers are scheduled to address a wide range of topics to further strengthen India-UK ties and more...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jialtey to meet investors, unveil Gandhi statue during UK visit March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet his British counterpart George Osborne and hold a meeting with institutional investors organised by JP Morgan during his three-day official visit to the UK. Jaitley, leaving for the UK on Thursday, will also unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square,...
  • Woman wins landmark divorce settlement in United Kingdom March 11, 2015

    London: A 55-year-old woman won a landmark Supreme Court bid in London on Wednesday to claim a cash settlement from her former husband who became a millionaire more than a decade after they got divorced. Kathleen Wyatt had lodged the claim against Dale Vince, 53, in 2011, nearly 20 years after...
  • Saudi Arabia outpaces India to become top defence importer: Report March 9, 2015

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia has dislodged India to become the world's top defence importer in 2014, while China inched closer to its Asian neighbour at third position, research company IHS said on Sunday in a report. The US continues to be the top defence exporter followed by Russia, France and the UK,...
  • Mice, smog and MPs: UK parliament faces urgent repairs March 9, 2015

    London: Behind the neo-Gothic splendour of Big Ben, Britain's Houses of Parliament is crumbling and overrun with mice, prompting its top official to warn the building may have to be "abandoned" without urgent renovations. Leaking roofs mean members of parliament have to use waste paper baskets to catch drips when it...
  • UK planning to teach 11-year-olds about rape in new classes: Report March 8, 2015

    London: Children from the age of 11 in Britain are to be taught about the difference between rape and consensual sex amid concerns that teenagers are coming under unprecedented pressure to have intercourse at an early age. The classes will begin this year and will teach children how to recognise and...
  • Scotland Yard admits error 'in hindsight' over runaway UK school girls March 8, 2015

    London: Scotland Yard has admitted that they could have handled better the case of the three runaway schoolgirls, believed to have joined IS extremists in Syria, after the teenage girls' families criticised the police for not passing on vital information to them. The girls' families say the Metropolitan Police did not...
  • United Kingdom team meets Uma Bharati over Clean Ganga Mission March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A team of experts from the United Kingdom called on Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati and discussed about the Clean Ganga Mission. The three member team was accompanied by British Deputy High Commissioner in India Julian Evans and second Secretary, Energy Security, Melissa Else, a press release...
  • Pakistani national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US, UK March 5, 2015

    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 March 4, 2015

    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 March 1, 2015

    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...