Leicester

  • Promoted Leicester City sign former England defender Matthew Upson May 23, 2014

    Promoted Leicester City have moved to strengthen their squad for life in the Premier League next season by snapping up former England central defender Matthew Upson on a free. Leicester said on Friday the 35-year-old former Arsenal, West Ham United and Birmingham City player had agreed a one-year deal. Upson, who was...
  • Burnley promoted to Premier League with win April 22, 2014

    London: Burnley have secured promotion to the Premier League, returning to England's top flight for the first time since 2010. Burnley beat Wigan 2-0 on Monday to secure a top-two finish in the second-tier League Championship, joining Leicester in gaining automatic promotion to the Premier League next season. Ashley Barnes and...
  • Leicester City clinch Premier League promotion April 6, 2014

    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 defeat, Leicester,...
  • Britain-educated man among four arrested for robbery January 29, 2014

    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 Ghaziabad in December, police said on Wednesday. Arun Nehra, who holds a diploma in information technology from Leicester College, and his associates committed the...
  • Capital One Cup: Sunderland knock out Chelsea, Man City advance December 18, 2013

    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 bench...
  • Two Indian-origin men jailed for child prostitution in Leicester August 31, 2013

    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 paying for...
  • UK: Indian visa centre to come up in Leicester June 1, 2013

    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 government...
  • Hull back in Premier League after 3-year absence May 4, 2013

    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 in...
  • Face of Richard III, England's 'king in the car park', revealed February 6, 2013

    London: With a large chin, a prominent slightly arched nose and delicate lips, the "face" of England's King Richard III was unveiled on Tuesday, a day after researchers confirmed his remains had finally been found after 500 years. A team of university archaeologists and scientists announced on Monday that a skeleton...
  • UK: King Richard III's skeleton to be re-interred in cathedral February 5, 2013

    DNA tests confirmed that the skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester was Britain's King Richard the Third. ...
  • UK: Scientists claim to have found King Richard III's skeleton February 5, 2013

    Leicester: Scientists say they have found the 500-year-old remains of England's King Richard III under a parking lot in the city of Leicester. University of Leicester researchers say it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth...
  • Indian-origin woman pulls UK bus with hair August 19, 2012

    London: A 21-year-old Indian-origin woman has created something of a record by pulling a double-decker bus in Leicester by a rope tied to her hair. The feat, performed by Asha Rani on Saturday in front of a large gathering of admiring crowds in the Leicester city centre, will now be verified...
  • UK expert to study slum tourism in India May 22, 2012

    London: The growing phenomenon of rich tourists visiting slums in Mumbai and elsewhere for entertainment, mainly sparked off by movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', is the subject of a new study at the University of Leicester. The study is also examining whether slum tourism can help tackle global inequalities and injustices, by analysing...
  • NRI is first Muslim Lord Mayor of UK town May 18, 2012

    London: Indian-origin councillor Abdul Razak Osman has become the first Lord Mayor of the Islamic faith to hold the high office in the multi-cultural town of Leicester, which has a large minority of Indian origin people. Osman was born in Kenya and arrived in the UK in 1971. His late father...
  • 'Chelsea revival down to return of passion' March 17, 2012

    London: Chelsea's return to form since the sacking of Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas is down to the players rediscovering their passion for the game, interim manager Roberto Di Matteo said on Friday. The Italian has overseen three consecutive wins since Villas-Boas was axed, culminating in the enthralling 5-4 aggregate victory over Napoli...
  • UK: Holi colours greet Queen in 'Little India' March 8, 2012

    London: Reflecting the diversity of Leicester, also known as 'Little India', Queen Elizabeth was on Thursday greeted by Holi colours and dancers singing to the popular Bollywood number 'Jhoom barabar jhoom' as she began her diamond jubilee tour to mark 60 years of her reign. Located in the east Midlands, Leicester...
  • NRI who plied wife with steroids jailed November 2, 2011

    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 the...
  • Blast rocks Hare Krishna temple in London September 3, 2010

    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 April 16, 2008

    London: The Leicester City Council on Tuesday gave its approval to installing a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the multicultural city, ending months of contentious campaign and debate over the merits of the issue. The council planning committee met on Tuesday evening and the approval was given after a presentation by...
  • Gandhi or local hero: Whose statue more apt for UK? March 14, 2008

    Leicester: Leicester, home to a large number of Gujaratis, is facing a difficult choice. It has to decide whether a commemorative statue of Mahatma Gandhi would be more appropriate for the city or that of a local hero like footballer Gary Linekar. Some local English residents have opposed initial plans...