Britain

  • Sri Lanka to deport British tourist over Buddha tattoo 22-04-2014 10:16 AM

    Colombo: A 35-year-old British woman faces deportation for sporting a Buddha tattoo in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka, where disrespect of the religion by foreigners is frowned upon. The woman tourist, who has been detained, had arrived at the Colombo international airport from Mumbai on Monday morning. "She was produced before the...
  • Ratan Tata thanks Britain for civilian honour 14-04-2014 04:53 PM

    Mumbai: Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Monday thanked the British government for awarding him one of its highest civilian honours, the Knight Grand Cross, in recognition for the work his group is doing in the island nation. "I am deeply touched and feel greatly honoured to receive the...
  • Photos: Prepare for a cuteness overload. Prince George has a play date in New Zealand with mom Kate and other kids 09-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Britain's Prince George plays during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge...
  • Adorable photos of 8-month-old Prince George with mom Kate and dad Prince William on his first royal tour to New Zealand 08-04-2014 09:06 AM

    Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, arrived in New Zealand's capital to cheers from locals who braved windy, rainy weather to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in the fog-shrouded city of Wellington along with their baby son, George, to kick...
  • Britain come back to level Davis Cup quarters against Italy at 1-1 05-04-2014 08:13 PM

    Naples: Andy Murray completed a straight-sets victory over Andreas Seppi as Britain levelled the Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy 1-1 on Saturday. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in more than three hours for a sixth straight victory over Seppi as he kept alive Britain's bid to reach the Davis Cup...
  • Fognini gives Italy lead over Britain in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Naples: Fabio Fognini overcame an injury and tough resistance from James Ward to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Britain on the rain-delayed opening day of their Davis Cup quarter-final on Friday. Andy Murray's match against Andreas Seppi was then suspended due to poor light with the British No. 1...
  • Andy Murray to lead Britain in Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy 25-03-2014 06:18 PM

    London: Andy Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy in Naples next month after being confirmed in the squad on Tuesday. The Wimbledon champion led Britain to victory in the United States in the first round and will be key to their hopes in a...
  • The new British 1 pound coin is impossible to replicate 22-03-2014 01:55 PM

    London: For all those determined forgers out there, here come tiny 'fingerprints' that would make currency notes, coins or credit cards impossible to replicate in near future. A new security technology used in bank notes is being embedded into coins that is expected to help eradicate forgeries of all 1...
  • British coin that is impossible to replicate 21-03-2014 06:29 PM

    For all those determined forgers out there, here come tiny 'fingerprints' that would make currency notes, coins or credit cards impossible to replicate in near future. A new security technology used in bank notes is being embedded into coins that is expected to help eradicate forgeries of all 1 pound...
  • Scotland's independence referendum: lessons for India

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    In India, we do not imagine the United Kingdom to have any internal diversity. They're all white, speak English, are one hundred percent united, have...

  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency 11-03-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given...
  • World's longest aircraft unveiled in Britain looks like a giant blimp (or cigars sewn together) 06-03-2014 11:37 AM

    The world's longest aircraft has been unveiled in Britain and it looks, politely put, like a giant blimp. But don't let its ungainly shape mislead you. The aircraft, displayed at Cardington in Bedfordshire in the only hangar big enough to accommodate it, was built 100 years ago and is due...
  • Princes William, Harry sandbag against UK floods 15-02-2014 01:28 PM

    Prince William and Prince Harry helped flood-hit British villagers protect their homes on Friday, unloading sandbags alongside soldiers in a River Thames village. The princes, who have both served in the armed forces, joined a work crew In Datchet, west of London, from about 6 am on what aides said...
  • Sikh man wins 250,000 pounds in British TV game show 13-02-2014 04:08 PM

    A Sikh man in Britain has become only the second male contestant to win a popular television game show, getting 250,000 pounds (around $416,000) in the process. Roop Singh, 54, from Leeds became only the second male contestant to take such a large sum on Channel 4 game show 'Deal...
  • Torrential rain, wind hits flooded Britain 13-02-2014 12:08 PM

    Britain's weather service says it sees the tentacles of climate change in a spate of storms and floods battering the country, but has stopped short of saying that global warming directly caused the extreme conditions. The latest round of bad weather slammed into Britain's west coast on Wednesday with torrential...
  • SGPC condemns Britain's role in Operation Bluestar 05-02-2014 12:46 PM

    Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Avtar Singh Makkar on Wednesday condemned the recent revelations about Britain's advisory role in Operation Bluestar. "The Sikh community never expected this from a country that is popular for human rights," he said. ...
  • Britain admits it advised India on the 1984 Operation Bluestar 04-02-2014 06:48 PM

    London: Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday an official investigation had shown Britain did advise India on planning Operation Bluestar in Amritsar in 1984, but said its advice had limited impact. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review into the matter last month after newly released official papers suggested...
  • Britain end 28-year absence from Davis Cup quarters 03-02-2014 10:16 AM

    Britain beat the United States to reach the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1986 on Sunday as Japan finished off an injury-hit Canada to set up a maiden appearance in the last eight. They joined holders Czech Republic, Italy and Kazakhstan as Sunday's other qualifiers and Switzerland,...
  • Lord Swraj Paul second richest person in British Midlands 28-01-2014 11:43 AM

    Soaring worldwide growth of Lord Swraj Paul's steel and engineering empire, the Caparo Group, has elevated the family's worth to the two billion pound mark to make him the second richest person in British Midlands and one of the wealthiest in the country. The family-owned company posted profits "in excess"...
  • VS Naipaul only one of Indian origin among Britain's 500 most influential 26-01-2014 06:52 PM

    Nobel Prize-winning Indian-origin author VS Naipaul and Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai have been named among Britain's 500 most influential people across different fields. The first-ever 'Influential 500' list, compiled by specialist publisher Debrett's and 'The Sunday Times' newspaper, includes personalities in 25 areas chosen by experts in their field....
  • Britain to lift turban ban at high-risk workplaces 26-01-2014 12:50 PM

    Britain is set to scrap a ban on turbans at high-risk workplaces next week, a move that some Sikh groups see as a "sweetener" to deal with the fallout of the Margaret Thatcher government's alleged role in Operation Bluestar in 1984. The Department for Work and Pensions is to announce...
  • France, Britain ask citizens to be careful travelling to India 18-01-2014 01:03 AM

    France and Britain on Friday issued travel advisories asking their citizens to be careful while travelling to India in the wake of the alleged gangrape of a Danish women in the national capital. "Women travellers should exercise caution when travelling in India even if they are travelling in a group,"...
  • Sikhs fume after new documents surface in UK on Operation Bluestar 15-01-2014 09:46 AM

    Chandigarh: The claims by a Sikh member of the House of Lords in London that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher helped in Operation Bluestar has created furore in Punjab and also within the Sikh community in the United Kingdom. British MP Indarjit Singh had demanded an explanation after recently...
  • Government should come clean on UK's help during Operation Bluestar: Arun Jaitley 14-01-2014 06:50 PM

    A Sikh member of the House of Lords in London has claimed that recently released top secret documents suggest former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government helped Indira Gandhi plan the storming of the Golden Temple in 1984. ...
  • Britain's TV channel to air first live show from space 11-01-2014 04:01 PM

    London: Britain's Channel 4 said it will air the first-ever live television show from space, tracking the International Space Station though a complete orbit around the Earth. 'Live from Space' will be broadcast on National Geographic Channel in 170 other countries. Besides glimpses of daily life aboard the ISS, the...
  • Monster waves slam into southwestern coast of Britain 07-01-2014 12:48 PM

    Waves up to 27 feet (8.2 meters) high slammed into Britain's southwestern coast on Monday, as lashing winds and heavy rain battered parts of the UK and coastal residents braced for another round of flooding. The monster waves were recorded at Land's End, the southwestern tip of the UK. In...
  • Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in Britain, Thames Barrier to remain shut 06-01-2014 01:11 PM

    Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years. British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding during exceptional...
  • India-born educationist named for top British honour 31-12-2013 05:03 PM

    Asha Khemka, an India-born educationist in Britain, has been named for the highest British Civilian Award For Women for her services to education. Khemka, Principal And Chief Executive Of West Nottinghamshire College At Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, has been named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the...
  • Greenpeace activists allowed to leave Russia 27-12-2013 07:10 AM

    ST Petersburg: Russian authorities issued exit visas to 14 of the 30 Greenpeace members on Thursday, a move that will allow them to leave the country and comes after charges were dropped against them over a protest outside an Arctic oil rig. Greenpeace said other foreign members of the crew...
  • Britain hit by floods, power cuts at Christmas 26-12-2013 07:33 AM

    Tens of thousands of Britons will remain without electricity on Christmas Day after torrential rainfall flooded homes and hurricane-force winds battered the country. Two severe flood alerts are in force along with nearly 300 secondary warnings, largely across southern and central England, Britain's environment agency said on Wednesday. Around 50,000...