UK

  • Britain's closest election in a generation goes down to the wire 10 hours 19 minutes ago

    London: Campaigning in Britain's most unpredictable election in a generation entered its final day with the two main parties level in most polls and neither on track to command a majority in the parliament of the world's fifth largest economy. Despite five weeks of campaigning, neither Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative...
  • UK: Conservatives confident of getting substantial Indian support 10 hours 58 minutes ago

    Priti Patel, who is the minister in the David Cameron government with particular charge of relations with the Indian diaspora said, "David Cameron as prime minister spoke about importance of relations with India." ...
  • Coalition conundrums of British politics as United Kingdom goes to polls 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    London: This year marks the 750 years of the first sitting of British parliament and 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Over the years, many countries have referred to and borrowed from the Westminster Model of representative democracy while drafting their constitutions; adapting to the needs and...
  • UK edition: All out effort to win British Indian voters Yesterday

    In the run up to the UK elections, parties try to woo Indian diaspora. ...
  • UK-India: Symbiotic trade ties Yesterday

    Prime Minister Modi's 'Make in India' pitch to boost the nation's manufacturing sector is mirrored by the United Kingdom's long-standing policy venture, 'Make in Britain'. United Kingdom, a primarily financial services driven economy, woke up to the urgency to boost its own manufacturing industry in the wake of the 2008...
  • Whoever triumphs in UK election, it won't be the press "wot won it" 2 days ago

    London: Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid famously crowed "It was the Sun wot won it" in 1992, claiming its support had swayed 10 million readers to back John Major's Conservatives to an unexpected election victory. In the three elections that followed, the rightwing paper backed the other side, helping to deliver victories...
  • UK elections: Leaders put their best foot forward 1 week ago

    With less than a month to go for elections in Britain, all leaders are putting their best foot forward in order to woo the voters. ...
  • David Cameron woos British Sikhs April 28, 2015

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron visited a gurudwara in Britain to offer prayers. ...
  • Will host Modi if I return to power, says David Cameron as UK readies for polls April 28, 2015

    As UK readies for polls, incumbent Prime Minister David Cameron said that he will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he returns to power. "I hope after the election, if I safely return, it would be great to receive Prime Minister Modi. I have made many visits to India, the...
  • UN rights chief urges Britain to combat tabloid hate speech April 24, 2015

    Geneva: The UN's rights chief on Friday urged Britain to crack down on tabloid newspapers inciting racial hatred after a columnist for The Sun called migrants "cockroaches". In a hard-hitting statement, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Zeid Ra'ad Al Husein said Katie Hopkins had used language similar to that employed by...
  • Woman falls into hole in London pavement April 23, 2015

    London: A woman with a shopping trolley on Thursday briefly "disappeared" into a hole which had opened up in the pavement in London, the British capital, shortly after a man fell down the hole and twisted his ankle. Emergency services were called when the woman vanished into a void outside a...
  • Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan extends support to Keith Vaz April 22, 2015

    Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and Indian-origin British politician Keith Vaz addressed fans and supporters in a packed hall where they were welcomed by screaming fans. ...
  • PM Modi woos investors at Hannover Messe April 21, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hannover Messe, a business fair in Germany. Modi said India is working on a "predictable and transparent" environment to open up investments. ...
  • Abhishek Bachchan campaigns for UK general elections April 20, 2015

    Next month's general election in the UK has got an Indian flavour. Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan joined Indian-origin Labour Party candidate - Keith Vaz in campaigning in Leicester, near London recently. Bachchan and Keith Vaz addressed fans and supporters in a packed hall where they were welcomed by screaming fans....
  • India, France will find a balance, says Jean-Joseph Boillot April 17, 2015

    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 April 15, 2015

    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...