BRITISH

  • Biometric testing requisite for British tourists wanting to travel to India 20 hours 47 minutes ago

    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...
  • Ed Sheeran wins best British record at top UK music awards 5 days ago

    London: The top British music awards went to young men on Wednesday as Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith bagged the most important trophies in a star-studded Brit Awards show in London. But the grand dame of pop music, Madonna, who performed at the ceremony for the first time in two decades,...
  • British MP to retire after 'cash for access' sting 1 week ago

    London: A senior British lawmaker on Tuesday announced his retirement from Parliament and quit as the chairman of an influential parliamentary security committee after he was secretly filmed offering his services to a fictitious Chinese company in return for thousands of pounds. Sir Malcolm Rifkind also stepped down as chair of...
  • Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' film set for Christmas release February 21, 2015

    Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone's big-screen dramatization of U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden's mass surveillance revelations will be released on Dec. 25, distributor Open Road Films said on Friday. "Snowden" will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked details of U.S. and British surveillance and electronic...
  • 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...
  • Three London schoolgirl visits Syria, security agencies suspect them joining IS February 20, 2015

    London: Scotland Yard on Friday launched a bid to rescue three missing London schoolgirls, believed to be of Bangladeshi origin, who are feared to have travelled to Turkey to join the dreaded Islamic State terrorists in Syria. The Metropolitan police counter-terrorism officers raised the alarm after discovering that the three...
  • World War I: India's forgotten heroes January 18, 2015

    A 100 years ago more than 1.3 million Indian men fought in the bloodiest battle in living history. 74,187 of them died in the war that wasn't even ours. But their individual bravery , unsurpassed courage and sheer unselfishness made the world look at India with a newfound respect. Those...
  • Minister of Trade UK Lord Livingstone Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 16, 2015

    Minister of Trade UK Lord Livingstone talks about investments flowing into India because of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit held in Gandhinagar. ...
  • Indo-British Trade Council Chairman on Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 13, 2015

    Indo-British Trade Council Chairman Uday Dholakia talks about investments flowing into India because of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit held in Gandhinagar. ...
  • Radhika Apte lands role in British play January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Actress Radhika Apte has been roped in for an untitled British play, which revolves around an Indian woman striving to make it big in London's Broadway shows. The actress, who auditioned for the role via Skype, is excited to be a part of the play as it gives an...
  • Gandhi statue at British Parliament will cement India ties: David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Justifying the decision to install a Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament Square, Prime Minister David Cameron has said the initiative would lead to Britain cementing its historical connection with India. Cameron said there were "lots of reasons for the Gandhi statue to be installed at the British Parliament" alongside...
  • Indian-origin marathon runner gets British Empire Medal December 31, 2014

    London: Indian-origin 103-year-old marathon runner Fauja Singh was on Wednesday nominated for British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year Honours List for his services to Sport and Charity while heart specialist Nilesh Samani has been named for knighthood. Besides, NRI actress and writer Meera Syal who is famous for comedy...
  • Yearender: What a difference a year makes for Rory McIlroy December 26, 2014

    Only a special performer can live up to a seismic pre-season prediction and, when he is old and grey and sitting in his rocking chair, Rory McIlroy will look back at 2014 as the year he became a true golfing great. The tousle-haired Northern Irishman also ruled the roost two...
  • Jack Whitehall wins best comedy performer at British Comedy Awards for the third time December 18, 2014

    London: Comedian Jack Whitehall has won best comedy performer award for the third time in a row at the British Comedy Awards. The 26-year-old star won this award to beat stars such as Lee Mack and Graham Norton, reported BBC. Norton, 51, received two awards for best entertainment personality and programme for...
  • Do away with British-era drills for bosses: Government to police December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has issued a directive to the heads of central police organisations and departments to shun British-era "decorative" practices like a battery of junior staff "escorting" their bosses during their visits to government departments and events. Following the orders of the Union Home Ministry, central police organisations, departments...
  • Tribute paid to 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought in World War I December 10, 2014

    London: India has paid tribute to the 1.5 million Indian soldiers in the UK who fought along with British troops during the World War I. India's High Commissioner to the UK, Ranjan Mathai, noted there were 1.5 million Indian volunteers or active soldiers who took part in World War I, out...
  • The 10th Curry Awards honours British curry industry December 4, 2014

    The 10th British Curry Awards event took place on Monday at the Battersea Evolution was hosted by TV personality Chris Tarrant. ...
  • Victoria Beckham wins best Best Brand at the 2014 British Fashion Awards December 2, 2014

    London: Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham and actress Emma Watson have been honoured for their excellent style sense at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. Victoria, who was escorted to the event on Monday by husband David Beckham just two days after he was involved in a car crash, was presented with the...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • Suicide blast hits British embassy vehicle in Kabul, foreigners wounded November 27, 2014

    Kabul: A suicide bomber on a motorbike today attacked a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, officials said, wounding some foreigners in the latest of a series of strikes in the Afghan capital. The huge blast could be heard across Kabul and a plume of smoke rose high into the air above...
  • British Airways, Lufthansa to offer special fare, products to Indian travelers November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways and Lufthansa are among several international carriers coming up with special fares and products to target the high-end Indian air traveler. British Airways (BA) came out with a limited period 20 per cent discount for its business class flights to North America, while Lufthansa announced introduction of...
  • Iranian-British woman gets year in prison for attending men's volleyball game November 3, 2014

    Dubai: An Iranian-British woman detained while trying to attend a men's volleyball game in Iran has been found guilty of spreading propaganda against the ruling system and sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer said Sunday. Britain immediately raised concerns about Ghoncheh Ghavami's trial. The case highlighted the limits to...
  • British jets intercept Russian bombers November 2, 2014

    London: Britain has scrambled RAF fighter jets for a second time this week after at least one Russian Bear bomber approached UK airspace. The Ministry of Defense said that RAF Typhoons based at Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted the aircraft. Images released with the statement showed one bomber, but the ministry declined...
  • Need a structured war history of Indian soldiers: Arun Jaitley October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday tasked Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh with preparing a structured history of all the wars that India Army has fought. Jaitley said that there is a need today to have a structured history of the contribution of Indian soldiers, both in book...
  • Agra: British couple found dead in hotel room October 21, 2014

    Agra: A young British couple was found dead in their hotel room in Tajganj area of the city, police said on Tuesday. According to a report lodged with the police, Oliver Gaskin (28) and Alexandra Gaskin (24) had checked into the private hotel-cum-restaurant on Monday evening. This morning when the duo did...
  • Richa Chadha's British film titled 'Bombairiya' October 18, 2014

    Mumbai: "Bombairiya" is the name of British film starring Richa Chadha and Akshay Oberoi. As the title suggests, the film is an ode to Mumbai and will be shot in the financial capital itself. The movie is being directed by debutante director Pia Sukanya. So what's the British connection? The film, slated...
  • British-Iranian woman jailed for attending men's volleyball and asking for women to be able to go to volleyball matches, awaits trial October 16, 2014

    A British-Iranian woman was arrested in Tehran for attending a men's volleyball game and asking for women to be able to go to such matches. An Amnesty International, UK, petition, being widely shared on social media stated that Ghoncheh Ghavami was imprisoned in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison just for asking...
  • Westernised education concept dealt a blow to Indian culture, says Rajnath Singh October 16, 2014

    Jodhpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held westernised education concept brought by Britishers responsible for dealing a severe blow to the values and culture of the country and said present system was not fulfilling the main objective of education. Singh, while addressing a gathering at the Chopsani Schools centenary celebrations in...
  • Salman Rushdie attacks 'mangled' language of 'jihadi-cool' October 12, 2014

    London: Eminent British Indian author Salman Rushdie has attacked the "mangled" language of religion which is turning British Muslims towards extremism. "The language of religion has been horribly mangled in our time, by Christian extremists in America and by Hindu extremists in India but the overwhelming weight of the problem...