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  • Hinduja brothers presented Lifetime Achievement Award in UK 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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." ...
  • Scots to decide today the fate of United Kingdom September 18, 2014

    Scottish Parliament general election will be held on Thursday. The world's attention is on the people of Scotland who not only decide the fate of Scotland, but also the future of United Kingdom. ...
  • 'Yes' or 'No' to United Kingdom, Scotland to decide today September 18, 2014

    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 September 17, 2014

    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 uberrich has reached a record high of 2,325 persons. According to the WealthX and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released on Wednesday,...
  • Vodafone, government agree to extend date for selection of 3rd arbitrator September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government and Vodafone have mutually agreed to extend the deadline for appointment of the third arbitrator to resolve the Rs 20,000crore 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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 knifeedge 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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    London: How do you divorce after a 300year 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 September 14, 2014

    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 puzzlesolving 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 September 14, 2014

    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...
  • ISIS beheads British national, warns US to pull out forces from Iraq September 14, 2014

    Islamic State militants released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. ISIS militant in the video said, "Allies of America continue to strike at Muslims. They will only accelerate their own destruction." ...
  • Fate of United Kingdom hangs in balance after new Scotland polls September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 September 14, 2014

    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 44yearold 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 September 13, 2014

    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 September 12, 2014

    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 September 12, 2014

    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 proUK 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 September 11, 2014

    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 September 10, 2014

    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 307yearold union between England and Scotland...
  • Debate on Kashmir in UK Parliament causes stir September 10, 2014

    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...
  • Mythbusting 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 longheld myth. The Yorkbased experts were challenged to prove the sarcastic phrase "as useful as a chocolate teapot" wrong. The result was a handcrafted, 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...