BRITISH

  • Jack Whitehall wins best comedy performer at British Comedy Awards for the third time 2 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • UN condemns beheading of British aid worker by ISIS October 4, 2014

    United Nations: Strongly condemning the "heinous and cowardly" murder of a British humanitarian aid worker by the Islamic State group, the UN Security Council stressed that the terror outfit must be defeated. The 15-nation Council said that the killing of Alan Henning, is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers...
  • British journalist's father pleads Islamic State to release his son October 4, 2014

    London: The 81-year-old father of the British journalist John Cantlie, who was captured by the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, on Friday pleaded with the Sunni radical group to release his son. In a nearly five minutes video, Paul Cantlie made the heartbreaking appeal sitting in a hospital bed. His voice...
  • Islamic State beheads British aid worker October 4, 2014

    The Islamic State on Friday released a video reportedly showing the beheading of British hostage Allen Henning. ...
  • Islamic State beheads another British hostage, releases video October 4, 2014

    Cairo: An Internet video released on Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in US-led airstrikes. The video mirrored other beheading videos shot by the Islamic State group, which now holds territory...
  • Indian scientists more religious than British peers: Survey September 25, 2014

    London: Indian scientists are significantly more religious than their British counterparts, according to the first cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists. The surveys and in-depth interviews with scientists showed that while 65 per cent of UK scientists identify as non-religious, only 6 per cent of Indian scientists identify...
  • National Museum to host digital engagement programme September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Museum is hosting a workshop in the capital September 25 aimed at enabling museums across the country hone their digital technology skills. The British Council has organised this two-day workshop, titled "How to Create a Digital Engagement Programme in Your Museum", where training will be given to...
  • British Airways pilot on trial over child sex with underage boys September 24, 2014

    London: A British Airways pilot is facing trial in the UK for allegedly committing child sex offence against underage boys in India and Britain. Bartle Frere is alleged to have used his job to meet underage boys and lavish them with money and gifts during stopovers in India between long-haul...
  • British Raj did more harm than good in Indian subcontinent: Debate in UK Supreme Court September 21, 2014

    London: The British Raj did more harm than good in the Indian subcontinent, this was the conclusion of a historic debate that put the mighty empire on a mock trial at the Supreme Court here. The IndoBritish Heritage Trust organised the debate as the inaugural event to mark the 400th...
  • 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...
  • Islamic State releases another video of British hostage September 19, 2014

    London: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has released a new video showing another British journalist who says he is being held hostage by the extremists. In the video, the hostage who identifies himself as John Cantlie, is sitting behind a desk as he speaks to the camera. The hostage, dressed in...
  • British Airways gives massive discount on MumbaiLondon ticket September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways announced a flash oneday sale on Thursday, offering massive discount of up to 90 per cent on return tickets between Mumbai and London to commemorate nine decades of its India operations. Under the offer, the lowestpriced MumbaiLondon return ticket would start at Rs 40,252 for economy travel...
  • Heart drug could be cure for Ebola: British experts September 14, 2014

    London: Researchers at the University of Liverpool have made a breakthrough that can lead to a cure for the deadly Ebola virus currently sweeping through West Africa, media reports said. The university has said the experts stumbled across an existing drug used in the treatment of severe heart disease, which could...
  • 'Very future techno, as opposed to feminine sexy': Fashion world and film fraternity divided on first look at Apple Watch September 10, 2014

    Cupertino: Apple Inc's newly unveiled smartwatch on Tuesday split fashion arbiters who may prove pivotal to its broad acceptance. Many praised the "Apple Watch", priced from $349 when it debuts next year, for its clean aesthetic, but some bloggers and editors said the watch had a masculine aura, which would limit...