United Kingdom

  • India can learn from Scottish vote: Shashi Tharoor September 19, 2014

    London: The result of the Scottish referendum gave a "good and healthy signal" to the world and offered a lesson in unity to India, Congress politician and author Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. As Scots voted decisively in favour of staying within the United Kingdom, the Thiruvananthapuram MP said, "There...
  • UK PM Cameron lauds 'No' campaign, Scots for keeping the union intact September 19, 2014

    United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron lauded the 'No' campaign and the people of Scotland for keeping the union intact. He said, "The people of Scotland have spoken, and it is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together. I am a passionate believer in our...
  • Scotland to stay with UK as 55% Scots say no to independence September 19, 2014

    Scotland has made it's choice and its going to stay with the United Kingdom. 55 per cent of the Scots have said no to independence. Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond has conceded defeat in the historic vote. ...
  • Scots spurn independence, vote to stay in the United Kingdom September 19, 2014

    Edinburgh: Scotland has chosen to stay in the United Kingdom, spurning independence in a historic referendum that had worried allies and investors, results showed on Friday with more than two thirds of the vote declared. Scotland's final verdict on the union should be clear within two hours. Supporters of the United...
  • Live: Scotland rejects independence from the UK, 45% say yes and 55% no after counting in 30 of 32 districts September 19, 2014

    Scots agonized over the fate of their country on Friday after record numbers voted in a divisive independence referendum that could break apart the United Kingdom. Scotland's verdict on the union should be clear around breakfast time. Voters lined up at polling stations across Scotland to vote with 4.28 million...
  • Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence September 19, 2014

    Edinburgh: Excitement vied with apprehension as Scottish voters went to the polls on Thursday in a referendum on independence, deciding whether to dissolve a 307year union with England that brought prosperity but has increasingly felt stifling to many Scots. As the polls closed and the vote counting began, there was a quiet...
  • Scotland referendum: Where will the oil revenue go? September 18, 2014

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307yearold union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with farreaching consequences. ...
  • Scotland referendum: What is at stake? September 18, 2014

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307yearold union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with farreaching consequences. ...
  • Businessmen at ScottishEnglish border worry independence may complicate things for them September 18, 2014

    Scotland is about to make a decision that could spell the end of the United Kingdom as we now know it. The impact of tomorrow's independence referendum is going to be huge. And the latest polls show a divided nation, where undecided voters could determine the future. Many business owners...
  • Scotland votes on independence, United Kingdom's fate on knifeedge September 18, 2014

    Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307yearold union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with farreaching consequences. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a...
  • Scotland votes on independence from United Kingdom September 18, 2014

    Edinburgh: Scotland voted on Thursday in an independence referendum that could break up the centuriesold United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia. Some 97 per cent of eligible Scots, nearly 4.3 million people have registered to vote, underscoring the passions that the historic decision has...
  • If Scotland votes 'yes', it will be the 35th new nation born since 1990 September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: If Scotland votes for independence from the United Kingdom in Thursday's referendum, it will become the 35th nation to gain independence since the 1990. The end of cold war with the collapse of Soviet Union led to the creation of dozens of new countries in Europe and Asia. Lithuania...
  • Don't leave the UK: David Cameron's emotional appeal to Scotland September 16, 2014

    Two days ahead of the referendum, UK Prime Minister David Cameron made an emotional appeal, begging the people of Scotland not to leave the United Kingdom. ...
  • Independence won't be a trial separation, but a painful divorce: PM Cameron to Scotland September 16, 2014

    London/Aberdeen: Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. With opinion polls suggesting the referendum remains too close to call, Cameron, the...
  • Scottish independence: Currency one of the campaign battlegounds September 16, 2014

    In the final few days of campaigning for Scottish independence, currency is one of the big campaign battlegrounds. Scotland surrendered its coinage 307 years ago when it became a part of the United Kingdom. Now with the chance to reclaim its own sovereignty, there's one part of the UK proindependence...
  • No confirmation yet if people found in shipping container in UK are Indians: MEA August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday said that there was no confirmation whether people found in the shipping container were Indians. The remarks came in the backdrop of UK media reports suggesting that 35 illegal migrants trespassing into the United Kingdom via waterways in the...
  • Jagger, Hawking join big celebrity push to keep Scotland in the UK August 9, 2014

    Reuters: Singer Mick Jagger, actress Judi Dench and scientist Stephen Hawking are among 200 British stars who have signed a letter urging Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom, six weeks before a historic referendum on independence. The letter, an attempt to sway Scots before the September 18 vote, was...
  • News 18 India: Reaches the shores of US August 3, 2014

    After the United Kingdom, Middle East and Singapore News 18 India has now reached the shores of US. Now America will wake up to the latest news, views , exclusives from India. ...
  • UKIP: Antiimmigrant, Eurosceptic party storms Britains political arena May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: This appears to be a season for electoral forces of nature around the world. While we mull over the BJP tidal wave that swept through India and Thailand tries to steady itself after a coup, Britain's polity is contemplating the 'UKIP earthquake' as it has come to be...
  • House of Commons to discuss EU's ban on Indian mangoes May 2, 2014

    London: The 28member European Union's ban on the import of Indian mangoes will figure in a debate in Britain's House of Commons next week, amidst widespread criticism of the ban from exporters and consumers. "The Speaker of the House of Commons has granted a parliamentary debate on the EU ban...
  • Essar investors appeal to India, UK against takeover April 28, 2014

    London: Minority investors in Essar Energy have appealed to the Indian and British governments to intervene to head off a forced takeover by its majority owner at a price they say undervalues the company. Essar Energy is listed in London but remains 78 per centowned by Essar Group, an Indian conglomerate...
  • Snooker needs to move out of UK for Asians: Pankaj Advani April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Back in India after a challenging snooker season, India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani feels the game has to move out of the United Kingdom for Asian players to thrive and compete on a level playing field. "I think the sport needs to move out of the...
  • Watch: Prince William, Kate along with son George at a zoo April 21, 2014

    Britain's Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton are on tour to Australia with their new born Prince George. They visited a Sydney zoo, where the little George was introduced to his namesake. ...
  • Indian-origin honeymoon murder suspect Dewani extradited to S Africa April 8, 2014

    London: UK-based Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani was on Monday extradited to South Africa to stand trial for allegedly plotting the 2010 murder of his Indo-Swedish wife while on their honeymoon. Dewani, 34, was put on a flight to Cape Town from Heathrow to face a charge for ordering the contract...
  • India, Bangladesh, UK join hands to honour Tagore April 4, 2014

    India, Bangladesh and the United Kingdom joined hands to honour Rabindranath Tagore, one of the greatest poets of the Commonwealth, at the mother of parliaments - the House of Commons. Speaking at a landmark event Thursday evening at a packed committee room of the Palace of Westminster - as the houses...
  • London court refuses extradition of naval war room leak case accused April 1, 2014

    London: A London court on Tuesday turned down the demand of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the extradition of the accused in the Navy war room leak case Ravi Shankaran. Shankaran is a key accused in the case of leaking classified defence information from the war room to...
  • UK: Aircraft crashes into a field, 2 persons dead March 30, 2014

    London: Two persons, including the pilot, have been killed when a light aircraft crashed into a field in a rural area in the UK, officials said. Emergency services were alerted to a major incident that a plane had gone down in Essex, a home county north-east of London, last evening. "Two...
  • UK keen to offer Eurofighter to India February 13, 2014

    Singapore: A UK trade body has said that it still sees the potential of supplying Eurofighter to India, which has postponed till the next fiscal its plan to buy 126 fighter planes from France's Dassault Aviation. "We are very keen, should the opportunity arise, to offer India a cost effective solution,"...
  • UK optimistic about India's retail policy, says UKTI January 15, 2014

    A lot of UKbased firms have taken advantage of foreign direct investment (FDI) in India's retail sector and people are quite optimistic about it, United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) said on Wednesday. "Many companies in the UK have taken advantage of India permitting FDI in retail sector and Britain's footwear...
  • Indianorigin boy inspires surge in bone marrow donation in UK November 23, 2013

    An Indianorigin boy has inspired a huge surge in bone marrow donation in the United Kingdom after his parents launched a campaign to find a lifesaving donor for the twoyearold suffering from a rare type of blood cancer. There has been a 20fold increase in the number of Asian donors after...