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  • David Cameron invites Modi to Britain, says won't interfere in the Kashmir issue 4 days ago

    London: Britain is keen to host Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said its PM David Cameron in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. Cameron who was amongst the first world leaders to congratulate Modi on his historic win in the Lok Sabha elections said that he had an open invitation to visit...
  • UK man pulls 14 cars over 18 feet to break world record 5 days ago

    London: A UK man has smashed the world record for 'most cars pulled by one man' by dragging 14 cars over a distance of 18 feet and two inches. Simon Plant, 42, of Findern, South Derbyshire, pulled a rope attached to 14 Ford Fiestas, weighing 20 tonnes combined, at Motorpoint...
  • India's warning on pro-Pakistan group's rally on Kashmir in London 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Two days ahead of a planned rally in London by a pro-Pakistan group on Kashmir issue, India on Friday warned that forces inimical to Indo-UK relations may utilise such opportunity in open societies. However, it appreciated Britain's stand that the Kashmir issue was to be resolved only by...
  • Man arrested for throwing marbles at MPs in UK Parliament October 23, 2014

    London: In a major security breach, a man on Wednesday managed to enter the British Parliament and hurl marbles at some MPs during British Prime Minister David Cameron's weekly questions. No-one was hurt as the marbles hit the security screen. Later, Scotland Yard officers arrested him. The major security breach...
  • Hydrogen powered cars to hit UK roads soon: Experts October 22, 2014

    London: Cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will soon challenge the dominance of petrol and diesel cars on UK roads, experts say. According to a Loughborough University researcher, Michael Whiteley, who is three years into a four year project on hydrogen fuel cell technology, the UK government is encouraging competition with...
  • UK's Vince Cable's visit to India focuses on business October 22, 2014

    UK's Secretary of State for Business Vince Cable's visit to India focussed on business and Indian students. Cable was on a week-long visit to dispel myths that the UK is not welcoming to Indian students and spread the message that 'Britain is open for Business'. ...
  • Watch: Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi at London's Tavistock Square October 22, 2014

    Tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Tavistock Square Garden in Bloomsbury. ...
  • Watch: UK Indians revel in the spirit of Diwali October 22, 2014

    The Indian community in UK organised a special Diwali fare ahead of the festival in London. The organisers plan to take the event to other parts of UK next year. ...
  • Modi government reaches out to UK Indians, organise Diwali function in London October 22, 2014

    In an attempt to connect with the 'Pravasi Bharatiya', The Government of India held a special function in London to celebrate Diwali. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj graced the event amongst various other dignitaries. ...
  • Several UK flights cancelled as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes October 21, 2014

    London: Several flights were cancelled at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck the country bringing gale force winds and heavy rains. Heathrow Airport said 10 per cent of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of London were cancelled. Indian airlines such as...
  • Watch: David Cameron wishes Happy Diwali October 21, 2014

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron wished everyone for the festival of lights. Cameron said, "Happy Diwali to everybody. It is the time we think of triumph of good over evil. Of light over dark. It is a time when British Hindus and Jains also think of the importance of...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights October 19, 2014

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • UK woman shocked at receiving messages from dead grandmother October 19, 2014

    London: In a spooky mix-up, a woman in the UK was horrified at receiving text messages from her dead grandmother three years after she was buried with her mobile only to find out that the phone number had been reallotted. When Lesley Emerson died in 2011 some of her favourite...
  • Gujaratis in UK want direct flights to Ahmedabad October 18, 2014

    London: Gujaratis, who constitute nearly half of the Indian Diaspora in the UK, on Friday called on the new Indian government to launch direct flight routes between Britain and Ahmedabad. The National Congress for Overseas Gujaratis in the UK made the representation at the ongoing Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in London. "Direct...
  • UK announces first-ever Dadabhai Naoroji Awards October 18, 2014

    London: The UK government announced the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Awards to honour individuals who have worked to strengthen the UK-India relationship over the years. The three winners included UK India Business Council chair Patricia Hewitt in the commerce category, Dame Asha Khemka for services in the field of education and actor...
  • It is time to come to India: Sushma Swaraj tells Indian Diaspora October 17, 2014

    London: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday made an emotional plea to the Indian Diaspora in the UK to invest in their motherland, saying "now is the time" to come to India to tap the "immense opportunities" awaiting them. Swaraj, while launching the two-day Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, said she...
  • Tata in talks to sell UK steel plants to Swiss group Klesch October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel Ltd is in talks to sell loss-making European operations including mills in northern England and Scotland to Geneva-based Klesch Group, as it battles weak prices and tentative economic recovery. Tata, Europe's second-largest steel producer, said in a statement it had agreed to negotiate with Klesch over its Long...
  • Hong Kong tycoon calls for protests to end after tension over police beating October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong's most prominent tycoon, Li Ka-shing, on Wednesday urged protesters who have occupied parts of the city since late last month to go home, after police mounted their toughest action against the democracy activists in more than a week. Police arrested about 45 protesters in the early hours...
  • Pakistan briefs P-5 about security tensions on LoC, IB October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday briefed the envoys of five permanent members of the UN Security Council about the tensions on the LoC and International Border with India. In a statement, Pakistan Foreign Office said Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz briefed the ambassadors...
  • Communist China, Vietnam show overwhelming support in favour of free markets: Study October 9, 2014

    Washington: Enthusiasm for free markets runs higher in communist China and Vietnam than in traditional capitalist bastions the United States and United Kingdom, the Pew Research Centre reports. A world-topping 95 per cent of Vietnamese say that most people are better off in free-market economies, and 76 per cent of Chinese...
  • UK losing out on Indian post-graduate students: Study October 7, 2014

    London: The UK is losing out on Indian students as they are choosing the US institutions over those in Britain, according to a new study which also said Nigeria will soon replace India as the second-largest source of foreign post-graduates in the country. The UK will host 241,000 post-graduate international students...
  • Indians to benefit from new Irish-UK visa deal October 6, 2014

    London: India will be one of the first countries to benefit from a new joint visa scheme signed between Ireland and the UK on Monday. The scheme, allowing visitors to the UK and the Republic of Ireland to use a common short-stay visa, was ratified by the British and Irish...
  • Government likely to roll out Health Assurance Mission by year end October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Government hopes to roll out its ambitious Universal Health Assurance Mission by the end of this year as the Health Ministry ready with the details of its proposal which envisages to bring all Indians under health insurance cover. "We are prepared with the scheme. We are in...
  • Hinduja brothers presented Lifetime Achievement Award in UK September 25, 2014

    London: Leading NRI businessmen G P Hinduja and S P Hinduja have been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Business at a ceremony in the House of Lords. The award, constituted by the Indo-European Business Forum (IEBF), was presented to the Hinduja brothers at the event which was hosted...
  • UK-Iran meeting first since 1979 revolution September 25, 2014

    United Nations: British Prime Minister David Cameron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the first such meeting since the Iranian revolution in 1979. A Cameron spokesman on Thursday said the two leaders agreed to seek to progressively improve their bilateral relationship. Cameron...
  • British Raj did more harm than good in Indian subcontinent: Debate in UK Supreme Court September 21, 2014

    London: The British Raj did more harm than good in the Indian subcontinent, this was the conclusion of a historic debate that put the mighty empire on a mock trial at the Supreme Court here. The IndoBritish Heritage Trust organised the debate as the inaugural event to mark the 400th...
  • Over 200 wedding guests at Indian restaurant in UK escape fire September 21, 2014

    London: Over 200 guests at a wedding reception had a lucky escape when a fire broke out at an Indian restaurant in the UK. The fire started in the kitchen and quickly spread to the roof of the Arooj restaurant on Attercliffe Road, Sheffield. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze,...
  • UK Muslim clerics issue video appeal to free British hostage September 20, 2014

    London: Senior Muslim clerics in Britain have made a direct video appeal to the Islamic State terror group to free a British hostage under their captivity. In a You Tube video, Shakeel Begg and Haitham alHaddad said there was no justification for holding 47yearold Alan Henning, who was captured in Syria,...
  • Scotland's independence vote: How will the results come? September 18, 2014

    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...
  • Scotland polls: Want independence for the benefit of the Scottish people, say residents September 18, 2014

    Scottish Parliament general election will be held on Thursday. One of the locals said, "I will be voting on Thursday because I believe that an independent country will always have the advantage of tackling poverty, equality and economy better." ...