BRITAIN

  • Andy Murray to lead Britain in 1st round of Davis Cup in Glasgow 4 days ago

    London: Andy Murray will return to his native Scotland next week to lead Britain against the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Murray and his brother, Jamie, were named to the team on Tuesday that will face the Americans on March 6-8 on an indoor hard court...
  • British Police launch appeal to find 'Syria-bound' schoolgirls 1 week ago

    British police launched an appeal on Friday to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week. The three friends, two aged 15 and one 16, left their east London homes on Tuesday and travelled to Gatwick airport where...
  • Australian women break world record for world cycling title February 20, 2015

    Paris: The Australian women's team set a new world record to lift the team pursuit title at the World Track Cycling Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Australian women clocked four minutes and 13.683 seconds on Thursday, shaving 2.869 off Britain's previous best. Britain had to settle for silver with 4:16.702, reports Xinhua. Both men's...
  • Driverless cars hit Britain's public roads for the first time February 12, 2015

    London: Driverless cars are hitting Britain's public roads for the first time, giving a glimpse of future travel that's billed as safer and more efficient. Britain unveiled four prototype self-drive cars on Wednesday, launching the country's first public trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new...
  • British PM David Cameron wishes 'partner' India on Republic Day January 24, 2015

    London: UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday described the Indo-British ties as "a partnership between equals" in his special message to India ahead of the country's 65th Republic Day. "As millions of people mark this important milestone, we can reflect on the enduring and special relationship between our two nations...
  • Britain warns India of possible terror attack by ISIS January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Britain has warned India about possible attack by ISIS and said all efforts must be taken to check activities of the Middle-East terrorist group. British officials have conveyed this to their Indian counterparts at the Indo-UK Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group meeting held in London on January 15-16. Officials said...
  • Will strengthen ties with India if voted to power, says David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Describing India as one of the rising powers of the world, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the next stage in bilateral ties would be "very exciting" and his government will establish stronger economic relations with the country if voted back to power. "India is one of the...
  • Al Qaeda planning Paris-style attack in UK, warns Britain's spy chief January 9, 2015

    London: The al Qaeda network is plotting a terrorist strike in Britain to inflict mass casualties similar to the newsroom massacre at a satirical French weekly that killed 12 people, Britain's spy chief has warned. Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5 Security Service, warned that the threat of a "mass...
  • Everyone living in Britain should speak English: London mayor January 6, 2015

    London: The Mayor of London has said that everyone living in the UK should be able to speak English and councils should drop the "multi-culty" practice of translating information into other languages, a proposal that could hit non-English speaking immigrants residing in the country. Mayor Boris Johnson said he agreed...
  • Listen to conversation between 26/11 attack terrorists and their handlers December 22, 2014

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. Intelligence agencies of the three countries had enough information about a big strike in India, yet...
  • Modi has taken up with Brtain at highest level students visa norms: Smriti Irani December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday said that it has taken up with Britain at the highest level the issue of dwindling students outflow to that country due to British government's new policies. Apparently referring to the issue of stringent visa norms for students, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in Rajya...
  • Steep rise in number of Indian students in European universities November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of Indian students going to European universities for tertiary level education has increased from 3,348 in 2000 to 51,556 in 2009, a statement said on Sunday. The number of Indian students is the second highest after the Chinese students going to the European universities for education. According to...
  • Muslims face worst job discrimination in Britain: Study November 30, 2014

    London: Muslims in Britain constitute the worst off community when it comes to employment opportunities, a new research has found, according to media reports on Sunday. Muslim men in Britain were up to 76 per cent less likely to have a job of any kind compared to white, male British Christians...
  • Iranian woman dances without hijab defying conservatives November 28, 2014

    Tehran: An Iranian woman has defied the country's ultra-restrictive laws by dancing publicly without her hijab (veil), and what is more, it was filmed and posted on social media. The unidentified young woman, who could be seen dancing on a Tehran subway train to a song by the British pop group...
  • British crime writer PD James dies at age of 94 November 27, 2014

    British crime writer PD James, creator of poetry-writing detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died at the age of 94, her publishers said on Thursday. "We will all miss her," Charles Elliott, her editor at Knopf, said in a statement. "Her books were in a class of their own, consistently entertaining yet as...
  • Gordon Brown 'to stand down' as MP November 23, 2014

    London: Former British prime minister Gordon Brown is poised to announce that he will quit as an MP at the next election after 32 years in the House of Commons, media reports said on Sunday. The 63-year-old Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP will announce his decision "within days", an ally told the...
  • Spanish lawmakers pass symbolic motion on eventual recognition of Palestine November 19, 2014

    Madrid: Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognise Palestine as a state, albeit only when the Palestinians and Israel negotiate a solution to their long-running conflict. The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, received the backing of all the political groups of the...
  • Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain October 30, 2014

    Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain. The Queen will be at the business park for the opening of the 500 million pound factory in wolverhampton. Full scale operations will start early next year. ...
  • Indian-origin taxi driver jailed in Britain for sex attack October 28, 2014

    London: An Indian-origin taxi driver has been jailed in Britain for a sex attack on a young woman passenger while she was drinking. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Dhanraj Singh, 24, and a father of two, is a Bhangra dancer and singer. He was due to fly to Mumbai to film...
  • David Cameron invites Modi to Britain, says won't intervene in the Kashmir issue October 28, 2014

    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...
  • Jogger runs into British PM Cameron in security breach October 28, 2014

    London: In a major security breach, a 28-year-old jogger ran into British Prime Minister David Cameron after the premier had concluded a meeting in northern England on Monday. The man collided with Cameron as he left the city's Civic Hall in Leeds and was driven away from the scene, apparently uninjured,...
  • Female terror suspect held in Britain October 22, 2014

    London: A woman has been arrested in Britain on suspicion of "preparation of terrorist acts", police said on Wednesday. Scotland Yard says the woman, 25, was arrested in Bedfordshire and taken to a police station in London, BBC reported. The investigation "is related to Syria" and two addresses in Bedfordshire are now...
  • Hockey: India beat Great Britain 2-1 to retain the Sultan of Johor Cup title October 19, 2014

    Harmanpreet Singh converted two penalty corners to help India sucessfully defend their Sultan of Johor Cup (SOJC) Under-21 hockey title, beating Great Britain 2-1 in a keenly-contested final on Sunday. Harmanpreet (45th and 90 minutes) slammed home two set pieces at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium to take his goals tally...
  • 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...
  • Britain to expand Ebola screening beyond London October 18, 2014

    London: British health authorities have said that screening of passengers arriving from regions affected by the Ebola outbreak will be extended to the Manchester and Birmingham airports. The announcement was made by Public Health England Friday, Xinhua reported. Heathrow Airport on Tuesday launched the screening, which includes checking passengers' temperature, requiring them...
  • Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US October 14, 2014

    Vienna: Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif, quoted by Iran's Fars news agency, was speaking after...
  • Britain begins Ebola screening at London's Heathrow airport October 14, 2014

    London: Britain began screening passengers arriving at London's busiest airport from West Africa for signs of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday. Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday that Britain could expect to see "a handful" of Ebola cases over the next three months, partly due to its status as...
  • Hockey: India lose to Britain 0-2 at Sultan of Johor Cup October 13, 2014

    Johor Bahru: Indian U-21 hockey team lost 0-2 to Britain in its second match of the Sultan of Johor Cup at the Johor Bahru Stadium here on Monday. Having blanked Pakistan 5-0 in the first match on Sunday, Britain played a good tactical game to take all three points and are...
  • First space weather forecast centre opens in Britain October 8, 2014

    London: The first space weather forecast centre opened on Wednesday in Exeter, southwestern England. With a funding of 4.6 million pounds ($7.4 million) from the British government, the Met Office Space Weather Centre in Devon also houses the Met Office's headquarters, Xinhua reported. It will provide space weather forecasts and develop an...
  • 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...