Leicester

  • Leicester City clinch Premier League promotion 06-04-2014 03:18 PM

    London: Leicester City ended a 10-year absence from the Premier League and clinched their promotion after their two main rivals lost their respective matches. Leicester are currently sitting top of the championship league table, nine points clear of second-placed Burnley. With third-placed Queens Park Rangers and fourth-ranked Derby both suffering...
  • Britain-educated man among four arrested for robbery 29-01-2014 09:32 PM

    A man educated in Britain is among four people arrested for a robbery in which seven armed men looted Rs.19 lakh and valuables from a stamp vendor in Ghaziabadin December, police said on Wednesday. Arun Nehra, who holds a diploma in information technology from Leicester College, and his associates committed...
  • Capital One Cup: Sunderland knock out Chelsea, Man City advance 18-12-2013 08:42 AM

    London: Substitute Ki sung-Yueng drove in an extra-time winner to take the Premier League's bottom club Sunderland into the League Cup semi-finals with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Tuesday. Ki smashed home in the 118th minute after being teed up by Fabio Borini, who had come off the...
  • Two Indian-origin men jailed for child prostitution in Leicester 31-08-2013 03:35 PM

    Two Indian-origin men are among six persons jailed in Britain for paying or offering to pay a 16-year-old girl for sex. Leicester Crown Court heard how the "vulnerable and damaged" British Sikh girl had been used as a "sexual commodity". While 25-year-old Bharat Modhwadia was jailed for 16 months for...
  • UK: Indian visa centre to come up in Leicester 01-06-2013 01:50 PM

    London: An Indian visa centre will be set up at Leicester after a 20-year campaign by its citizens seeking the establishment of the facility in the city which has a significant Indian-origin population. The announcement was made by Deputy High Commissioner of India Dr Virender Paul on Thursday. The Indian...
  • Hull back in Premier League after 3-year absence 04-05-2013 08:04 PM

    Hull: Hull returned to the Premier League on Saturday after a three-year absence by clinching a second-place finish in England's second tier ahead of Watford on a dramatic final day. After drawing 2-2 with already-promoted Cardiff, Hull would have been denied the automatic promotion place if Watford had beaten Leeds...
  • UK: King Richard III's skeleton to be re-interred in cathedral 05-02-2013 07:35 PM

    DNA tests confirmed that the skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester was Britain's King Richard the Third. ...
  • NRI who plied wife with steroids jailed 02-11-2011 04:50 PM

    London: An Indian-origin man has been given a suspended jail term in Britain for secretly feeding his wife steroids so that she becomes overweight and stays at home to cook and look after their children. In the bizarre case, Leicester-based Dalwara Singh, secretly laced his wife's food and drink with...
  • Blast rocks Hare Krishna temple in London 03-09-2010 10:10 PM

    London: An explosion on Friday ripped through a Hare Krishna temple in Leicester in central England, causing fire inside the complex and trapping several worshippers. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear, but the firefighters say one-third of the terraced property on Thoresby Street has been destroyed and...
  • Gandhi statue to be installed in Leicester City 16-04-2008 03:26 AM

    Valsad: Mumbai youngster Suryakumar Yadav hit a sparkling century under pressure to guide West Zone to a respectable 299 for seven in their Duleep Trophy match against East Zone here on Friday. Coming in at No 6 with West reduced to 41 for four, Yadav took East attack to the...
  • Gandhi or local hero: Whose statue more apt for UK? 14-03-2008 10:31 AM

    Dhaka: West Indies have replaced the injured opener Adrian Barath with Lendl Simmons for the upcoming three-Test series against India starting November 6. Barath, 21, had suffered a hamstring injury during the first one-day international against Bangladesh and Simmons has been rewarded for a good run in the same series....