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  • After Markandey Katju, Sadhvi Prachi calls Mahatma Gandhi a 'British agent' March 18, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Controversial Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Prachi on Wednesday sparked another controversy as she alleged that Mahatma Gandhi was a "British agent" and his contribution towards independence of the country was "negligible", days after former Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju levelled same allegation. "It was only due to...
  • Prince Harry to quit British Army after 10 years March 17, 2015

    London: Prince Harry announced on Tuesday that he is to leave the British Army after 10 years' service that has seen him fight on the front line twice in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said it had been a "really tough decision" to conclude his military service in June, but added that...
  • Mahatma Gandhi was an agent of British says Justice Markandey Katju March 12, 2015

    Justice Markandey Katju had called Mahatma Gandhi an agent of the British. Katju made the controversial remark in his blog where he was highly critical of Gandhi and said he did great harm to India. ...
  • Markandey Katju stirs controversy, says Mahatma Gandhi was a British agent March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju has sparked another row by describing Mahatma Gandhi as a British agent in his latest blog post. He said Gandhi did great harm to India by injecting religion into politics. "By constantly injecting religion into politics continuously for several decades, Gandhi furthered the...
  • 'Marigold Hotel' actor Judi Dench coping with vision problems March 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: Veteran actress Judi Dench, who is suffering from macular degeneration that can lead to blindness, says she has the typeface enlarged so that she can read scripts. "So, if six of us were coming in to read a sonnet they'd all have one piece of paper and I'd...
  • UK charities cease funding Cage, group linked to 'Jihadi John' March 7, 2015

    London: Two high-profile British charities have stopped funding Cage, a Muslim campaign group that has drawn criticism over statements about the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", the regulator of British charities has announced. Cage was in contact several years ago with Kuwaiti-born Londoner Mohammed Emwazi, at a time when...
  • Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes, including IndiGo March 5, 2015

    Berlin: Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Qatar Airways bought a 9.99 per cent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in January, aiming to...
  • Poulter, Westwood, Donald, Rose to host British Masters March 4, 2015

    Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Luke Donald and Justin Rose are to take turns in hosting the British Masters, an event that will return to the European Tour calendar this season for the first time in seven years. The leading British quartet will help select the venue each season for the next...
  • Susie Wolff to drive in F1 practice at Spanish and British GP March 4, 2015

    London: Susie Wolff will drive for the Williams team in the first practice sessions at the Formula One races in Spain and Britain this season. The 32-year-old Wolff, who has been promoted to test driver this season, will also do one day of post-race testing following the Austrian Grand Prix in...
  • 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...
  • Ed Sheeran wins best British record at top UK music awards February 26, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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...
  • Delighted to be a part of Vibrant Gujarat Summit, says UK Minister Livingstone 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...