David Cameron

  • David Cameron cancels Middle East trip due to flood crisis 12-02-2014 09:00 AM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron said the government would spend whatever was needed to deal with flooding in England as he cancelled a planned visit to the Middle East to handle a crisis which has left some homes under water for weeks. The damage caused by England's wettest January...
  • Tube workers begin 48-hour London Underground strike 05-02-2014 10:42 PM

    London: Commuters in London geared up for days of travel chaos as the London Underground workers have kicked off a 48-hour strike. The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) union members started their planned walkout at 2100 GMT last night (0230 IST today) calling for...
  • Millions stranded in London Underground strike chaos 05-02-2014 10:40 PM

    London: Millions of 'Tube' commuters were coping with rush hour chaos as London Underground workers began their 48-hour strike today over proposed job cuts. Extremely diminished services and the closure of many stations disrupted journeys on the Tube network, which also opened an hour later than normal. Overground trains and...
  • Britain admits it advised India on the 1984 Operation Bluestar 04-02-2014 06:48 PM

    London: Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Tuesday an official investigation had shown Britain did advise India on planning Operation Bluestar in Amritsar in 1984, but said its advice had limited impact. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review into the matter last month after newly released official papers suggested...
  • Sikhs fume after new documents surface in UK on Operation Bluestar 15-01-2014 09:46 AM

    Chandigarh: The claims by a Sikh member of the House of Lords in London that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher helped in Operation Bluestar has created furore in Punjab and also within the Sikh community in the United Kingdom. British MP Indarjit Singh had demanded an explanation after recently...
  • Hurricane-force winds wreak havoc in Britain, Thames Barrier to remain shut 06-01-2014 01:11 PM

    Hurricane-force Storm Xaver blasted towards mainland Europe on Thursday after cutting transport and power in northern Britain and killing three people in what meteorologists warned could be the worst storm to hit the continent in years. British authorities said the Thames Barrier, designed to protect London from flooding during exceptional...
  • Snapshot: Obama's selfie with UK, Denmark PMs at Mandela's memorial 11-12-2013 09:38 AM

    US President Barack Obama was caught taking a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela on Tuesday. ...
  • Brightest light of our world gone out: Cameron on Mandela 06-12-2013 07:51 AM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron paid his tribute to Nelson Mandela after his death and said "the brightest light of our world has gone out". "One of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. Nelson Mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero...
  • Anti-apartheid icon and former SA President Nelson Mandela dies at 95 06-12-2013 07:02 AM

    Johannesburg: South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a moral giant. Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a...
  • Police: 1 dead, toll expected to rise in Glasgow 30-11-2013 07:28 AM

    London: Scottish police say at least one person has died from the crash of a police helicopter onto a crowded Glasgow pub. Chief constable Stephen House says the number of fatalities is expected to rise. He told reporters on Saturday that 32 people were taken to hospitals after the crash...
  • Rajapaksa rejects Cameron's demand for probe into war crimes 17-11-2013 09:48 AM

    Colombo: Defiant in the face of pressure over alleged rights violations during the war against the LTTE, President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday rejected British Prime Minister David Cameron's warning of an international inquiry and said Sri Lanka must be trusted to conduct its own probe. "It is his view. This...
  • Rights abuse charges haunt Rajapaksa, Cameron gives ultimatum 16-11-2013 08:53 PM

    Colombo: Human rights abuses allegedly perpetrated in the war against LTTE haunted President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the sidelines of the CHOGM summit with UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday giving Sri Lanka an ultimatum to conduct a credible probe into the war crimes by March, failing which he would...
  • UK PM calls for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka 16-11-2013 09:30 AM

    Colombo: British Prime Minister David Cameron has called for an investigation into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka. "Sri Lanka has a prosperous future. It should mean freedom for media. It means credible and transparent investigation into allegations of war crimes, said Cameron at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...
  • Don't make Commonwealth 'punitive' body, says Rajapaksa 15-11-2013 11:09 PM

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, on Friday, made a historic visit to the former war zone of Jaffna to "shine a light on the chilling events" during the last phase of the war against the LTTE, hours after Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa cautioned against turning the Commonwealth into a...
  • I regret that PM could not visit Jaffna, says Khurshid 15-11-2013 09:30 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, on Friday, expressed regret that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could not visit Jaffna, a feat undertaken by his British counterpart David Cameron, who became the first head of government to visit the war-torn northern province in Sri Lanka since its independence in 1948. "Is it...
  • Don't turn Commonwealth into 'punitive' grouping, says Mahinda Rajapaksa 15-11-2013 06:20 PM

    The CHOGM summit opened on Friday with a combative Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, under attack over alleged rights violations in the war against the LTTE, asking countries not to turn the Commonwealth into a "punitive and judgemental" grouping or indulge in "prescriptive" ways. Rajapaksa used the opportunity of welcoming...
  • CHOGM summit begins in Colombo 15-11-2013 02:11 PM

    Sri Lanka formally assumed the chair of the Commonwealth as heads of governments of 53 member-countries of the former British empire began their summit in Colombo on Friday. The opening ceremony of the summit, or the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) as it is called, the most important meeting...
  • CHOGM to begin today, SL human rights violations to top the talks 15-11-2013 08:34 AM

    Colombo: After weeks of political friction, Sri Lanka is all set to host the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which begins on Friday. Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse on Thursday downplayed the absence of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and said that he was satisfied with the presence...
  • UK keen to invest in Bengal, Cameron invites Mamata to London 14-11-2013 09:38 PM

    Kolkata: Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday assured British investment in West Bengal at a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was invited by him to visit the UK. "The meeting was very constructive and positive. The issue of British investment in the state figured at their meeting. They...
  • Sri Lanka says 'nothing to hide' despite pressure before CHOGM 14-11-2013 09:34 PM

    Sri Lanka's president defended his government's human rights record on Thursday, saying he had "nothing to hide", but on the eve of a Commonwealth summit in Colombo he faced fresh questions over the treatment of ethnic minority Tamils. Mahinda Rajapaksa said a system was in place to deal with rights...
  • No limit on Indian students in UK, but need to watch immigration, says David Cameron 14-11-2013 06:16 PM

    Seeking to allay the concerns of students looking to pursue education in the UK, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said there was no limit on the number of Indian students in his country, although he did add that they needed to keep a tab on immigration. "There is...
  • David Cameron arrives in Kolkata 14-11-2013 04:35 PM

    On a whirlwind visit to India, British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Kolkata on Thursday to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and to take part in several programmes. Cameron, headed for Colombo to attend the Commonwealth summit, was received at the airport by Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee...
  • Open to meeting all elected leaders including Narendra Modi: UK PM 14-11-2013 10:06 AM

    New Delhi: United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a one-day visit to India, on Thursday said he was open to meeting all elected leaders including Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Cameron explained why he was not...
  • David Cameron arrives in India; to meet PM, Mamata Banerjee 14-11-2013 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in New Delhi on November 13 for a day-long visit. During his stay he will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues. Both the leaders are likely to deliberate on boosting cooperation in...
  • British minister says Islamic veil should be banned in courts 04-11-2013 05:46 PM

    Muslim women should be banned from wearing a veil when giving evidence in British courts, a cabinet minister in Prime Minister David Cameron's government said on Sunday, arguing it was hard to judge someone's testimony otherwise. In comments likely to stir up an already emotive debate, Ken Clarke, a minister...
  • CHOGM: British Tamils forum protest in London 03-11-2013 10:35 AM

    London: The British Tamils forum held a mass rally in London demanding that British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince Charles boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan government has come under severe criticism internationally over the alleged human right violations in...
  • Storm, heavy rains batter southern Britain; disrupt flight services 28-10-2013 01:15 PM

    London: Strong storm winds and rain battered southern parts of England and Wales early on Monday, forcing flight cancellations, disrupting trains and closing roads and major bridges before the start of rush-hour. Local media dubbed the storm "St Jude", after the patron saint of lost causes who is traditionally celebrated...
  • Malala Yousafzai wants to be a politician to transform Pakistan's future 07-10-2013 02:28 PM

    London: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai on Monday said she wants to be a politician in future to ensure compulsory education in her country, an issue for which she was shot in the head by the Taliban. Yousafzai, 16, was attacked by a gunman on a school bus near her...
  • Britain's royal baby 'most influential' person in London 20-09-2013 02:48 PM

    Prince George, two-month-old British royal baby, has eclipsed Prime Minister David Cameron and Mayor Boris Johnson to become the "most influential" person in London. Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, the first born child to Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, has been given the honour in British daily....