BRITAIN

  • 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...
  • IB shared Subhas Chandra Bose's family details with Britain's MI5 in 1947: report April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Berlin on Sunday, a media report claimed that details of Bose's family had been shared by the Intelligence Bureau with Britain's MI5 earlier in 1947. According to Mail Today, the Intelligence Bureau intercepted...
  • Prince William starts new job as air ambulance pilot March 31, 2015

    London Britain's Prince William took up his new job as an air ambulance pilot, though he will only start flying rescue missions later this year, his office said. "The Duke of Cambridge has today started work as an employee of Bond Air Services," Kensington Palace, his London residence, said in...
  • Only 2 per cent of large British firms have insurance against cyber attacks: Report March 23, 2015

    London: Only 2 per cent of large British firms have separate insurance against cyber attacks and the number dwindles to nearly zero for smaller firms, the government said in a report on Monday. Responding to concern that companies are not protected against the risks of cyber attacks, which cost billions of...
  • Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote: Study March 23, 2015

    London: The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study. The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 per cent of those polled said they would...
  • North Korean envoy says his country has nuclear missiles March 20, 2015

    London: A North Korean envoy says his country has developed nuclear missiles and is prepared to use them at any time. North Korean Ambassador to Britain Hyun Hak Bong said in a recent interview with British broadcaster that his government would use the missiles in response to a nuclear attack by...
  • Andy Murray to work with Jonas Bjorkman, could make Swede his coach March 11, 2015

    London: Andy Murray is testing out retired Swedish tennis player Jonas Bjorkman, with a view to adding the doubles specialist to his coaching team. The fourth-ranked Murray has been looking for a second coach to work alongside Amelie Mauresmo since splitting from long-time team member Dani Vallverdu in November. The 42-year-old Bjorkman...
  • Britain take unassailable 3-1 lead over US in Davis Cup March 8, 2015

    Andy Murray beat John Isner in straight sets to give Britain an unassailable 3-1 lead in the Davis Cup on Sunday. The fifth-ranked Murray overcame a wobbly start in the first reverse singles to win 7-6 (4), 6-3, 7-6 (4) at Emirates Arena and clinch a first-round victory over the Americans...
  • Bryans win to keep US alive in Davis Cup vs Britain March 7, 2015

    Scotland: Bob and Mike Bryan kept the United States alive in their Davis Cup first-round tie against Britain, holding off a comeback by Jamie Murray and Dominic Inglot to win Saturday's doubles in five sets. The 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-7 (8), 9-7 victory by the Californian brothers reduced the Americans' deficit...
  • Davis Cup: Serbia, Britain in control as depleted Swiss hold Belgium March 7, 2015

    Kraljevo, Serbia: Serbia carved out a 2-0 lead over rivals Croatia while Britain led the US by the same score and holders Switzerland were tied with Belgium in the Davis Cup world group first round on Friday. France also raced into a 2-0 lead away to Germany after Gilles Simon overpowered...
  • Andy Murray beats Donald Young, Britain lead US 1-0 in Davis Cup March 6, 2015

    Scotland: Andy Murray quelled a mid-match comeback from Donald Young to win in four sets on Friday and give Britain a 1-0 lead over the United States in the first round of the Davis Cup. Murray won 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 in his first match in his native Scotland since winning...
  • Andy Murray defends commitment to Britain before Davis Cup match March 5, 2015

    Britain: Andy Murray has represented British teams since he was 12 and was playing for the country when he won Olympic gold at the 2012 London Games. Yet, he has found himself having to defend his commitment to the British cause ahead of this week's Davis Cup match against the United...
  • Biometric testing requisite for British tourists wanting to travel to India March 3, 2015

    London: British tourists wanting to travel to India will now have to turn up at an application centre and be fingerprinted in order to get a visa. The process will start from mid-March and is causing significant concern to travel agencies who offer holidays to India. Diana Syrett's agency "Kerala...
  • Andy Murray to lead Britain in 1st round of Davis Cup in Glasgow February 24, 2015

    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 February 21, 2015

    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...
  • We offer end-to-end services to our customers, says Dr Richie Nanda January 14, 2015

    The Chairman of Shield Group, Dr Richie Nanda, talks about the security services to Great Britain and now in India. ...
  • 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...