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  • London Fashion Week: Anushka Sharma attends Burberry show 5 hours 34 minutes ago

    London: Actress Anushka Sharma attended Burberry's preview show of their 2015 spring collection. The 26-year-old 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' star was wearing a blue Burberry scarf dress. The event took place at London's Kensington Gardens and besides Anushka, British models Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, actresses Naomie Harris, Dakota Johnson,...
  • Efforts on to acquire Ambedkar's London home 2 days ago

    London: India may acquire the Rs 40-crore residential property where Dr B R Ambedkar lived during the 1920s and convert it into a memorial to the crusader for social justice, a social organsation on Monday said. The initiative to acquire the 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, currently on...
  • London designers target fashion-hungry shoppers with 'tech firsts' 2 days ago

    London: Fuelled by the boom in online sales for the latest trends, London's designers are finding new ways to deliver instant gratification to fashion hungry shoppers, amid high hopes of boosting growth in the sector. British retailer Topshop, whose website attracts an average of 4.5 million hits a week, launched a...
  • Maharashtra government writes to Centre to acquire Dr BR Ambedkar's London accommodation 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has written to the Centre expressing its wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 square feet property on King Henry's Road, London is up for auction with an...
  • Maharashtra minister asks government to acquire Ambedkar's home in London 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A Congress minister in Maharashtra has asked the state government to coordinate with the Centre to acquire a residential property in London where Dr BR Ambedkar lived in the 1920s. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to cost an estimated Rs 40 crore, state...
  • Social media can help people lose weight September 9, 2014

    London: Want to shed those extra pounds? Join social media! Social networking programmes designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to new research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programmes...
  • London's Luton airport reopens after alert September 9, 2014

    London: Hundreds of passengers were evacuated and flights were suspended for hours on Monday from Luton Airport near London after a suspicious package was found in a security-screening area. Passengers were stranded outside the terminal as emergency services examined the suspicious item. The approach road to the airport was closed, triggering...
  • 'House' sized asteroid passes close to Earth September 8, 2014

    London: A 60-feet asteroid about the size of a normal house flew past Earth on Sunday posing no threat to humans, NASA reported. The asteroid 2014 RC passed over New Zealand at a close distance of 40,000 km from earth. An asteroid of same size left over 1,000 people injured when it...
  • Notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper 'identified' through DNA traces September 8, 2014

    London:Jack the Ripper, one of the most notorious serial killers in history, has been identified through DNA traces found on a shawl, claims a sleuth in a book out on Tuesday. The true identity of Jack the Ripper, whose grisly murders terrorised the murky slums of Whitechapel in east London in...
  • Britain's greatest whodunit solved with DNA analysis September 7, 2014

    London: The identity of the infamous British 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper might be revealed now with the analysis of the DNA found on a cloth at a crime scene holding one of the suspects was the murderer of several prostitutes in London, a British daily reported on...
  • Elderly woman beheaded in machete attack in UK September 5, 2014

    London: An 82-year-old woman of Italian origin was beheaded at her home here by a machete-wielding suspect who may have been inspired by videos of the Islamic State's recent gruesome killings of two captive American journalists. Palmira Silva was found dead in the garden behind a house in Edmonton in north...
  • Oxygen-producing life forms appeared earlier than thought: Report September 5, 2014

    London: Oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some three billion years ago - 60 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a new research on chemical weathering in ancient soil in India. Geologists from Trinity College Dublin, working with Professors Joydip Mukhopadhyay and Gautam Ghosh and other colleagues from...
  • Satyajit Ray-inspired film 'Asha Jaoar Majhe' leads the Indian line-up at London Film Festival September 4, 2014

    London: A Satyajit Ray inspired film set in Kolkata and a true-story of a girl with cerebral palsy lead the Indian line-up at this year's London Film Festival. The British Film Institute's (BFI) annual film fiesta, to be held between October 8 and 19 across London's most iconic cinemas, revealed...
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola cases August 25, 2014

    Freetown: The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa. The UN's World Health Organisation also announced that one of its health experts, an epidemiologist, had been infected while...
  • World Kabaddi League shifts finale from Mohali to Lahore August 17, 2014

    Birmingham: Trying hard to make an impression in its inaugural season itself, the Wave World Kabaddi League has shifted its grand finale from Mohali to Lahore but has cancelled its Mumbai leg fearing political controversies due to the presence of a Pakistan-based team on the roster. The organisers have re-jigged the...
  • Jet Airways London flight departs after nearly 24-hour delay August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Around 300 air passengers, who were stranded for nearly 22 hours after a London-bound Jet Airways plane was grounded due to a technical glitch, finally left for for their destination this morning. "The stranded flight took off at around 11.45 AM today after a long delay of 22 hours. The...
  • Jets escort Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after bomb threat August 5, 2014

    London:Britain scrambled two fighter jets on Tuesday to escort a Qatar Airways plane into Manchester airport after the pilot reported a possible explosive device on board. A passenger was later arrested on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat. The incident, which prompted the authorities to close the northern England airport...
  • Lakshmi Mittal's bid to buy UK mountain sparks protests August 4, 2014

    London: Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has bid for an iconic mountain range in Britain, sparking protests from local people who believe the move could make the area a playground for the super-rich. The 2,850-feet-high Blencathra mountain, which towers above the Northern Fells in the picturesque Lake District region of...
  • London Underground train network set for contactless bank card payments July 28, 2014

    London: Travellers on the London Underground train network will be able to use no-contact bank cards at the gates to pay for their journeys from September, the transport group said on Friday. The contactless payment scheme will be launched on the Tube on September 16 following a successful trial of 3,000...
  • Snapshot: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan spotted with Aaradhya in London July 22, 2014

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is currently in London, and as reports suggest also expected to attend the Commonwealth Games, as the face of Longines Watches. The actress has been accompanied by her daughter Aaradhya. In the photos that are being shared on Facebook and Twitter, Aishwarya is seen posing and taking...
  • Photos: Scottish pipe music and bhajans resounded in London as the 'Hindu pipers of London' celebrated Guru Purnima in UK July 21, 2014

    Who knew you could celebrate Guru Purnima with such pomp and show in North London! The Shree Muktajeeven Swamibapa pipe band performed at Guru Purnima at Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, a major new Hindu temple being built in Kingsbury on July 12, 2014 in London.For much of the 20th Century the...
  • 'Haunted' London hotel gives England cricketers spooky nights July 21, 2014

    London: England have often looked a haunted side during their ongoing run of nine Tests without a win. And according to paceman Stuart Broad they have a particular reason to be spooked during matches in London after ghostly goings-on at the team hotel. Broad said several members of the side...
  • Nana Patekar to attend London Indian Film Festival July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nana Patekar, known for his brilliant performances in 'The Pool', 'Parinda' and 'Ab Tak Chappan', is all set to be a part of the ongoing London Indian Film Festival. Patekar, 63, will be one of the main guests at the World Premiere of director Samruddhi Porey's 'Hemalkasa' on...
  • Namaste London: In conversation with UK Foreign Secretary July 12, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Anubha Bhonsle, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague talks about India-UK ties. ...
  • London is best home for Indian students: Lord Paul July 8, 2014

    London: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has endorsed London as one of the best cities for Indian students to come and study, saying there is no place in the world other than the British capital where an Indian can feel more at home. The Chancellor of one of the city's...
  • Rats use whiskers to navigate in the dark July 8, 2014

    London: Rats use their whiskers in a similar way to how humans use their hands and fingers when moving around in the dark, a new study has found. Exploring rats move their long facial whiskers back and forth continuously while they are moving - a behaviour called "whisking". Scientists have...
  • Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship July 5, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship on Friday as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of £6.2 billion ($10.6...
  • Cesarean section may cause epigenetic changes July 5, 2014

    London: Researchers have found that the mode of delivery could make an imprint in the stem cells of the newborn infant. The finding may help explain why individuals born by cesarean section statistically have an increased risk of immunological diseases, researchers said. "The biological mechanisms predisposing a foetus or a...
  • Shahid Kapoor to perform at the O2 Arena in London next month July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor will be performing in London on many of his hit dance numbers during a show for his fans there. Shahid started his career as a background dancer with Shiamak Davar. Almost all his films have done well on musical front right from 'Ishq Vishk' to 'Kaminey' to...
  • Blood donation can help keep your heart healthy July 4, 2014

    London: Shift workers, take note! Donating blood could be an easy way to reduce your risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Austrian researchers have found that jet lag has severe effects on red blood cells, possibly explaining the high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers. However, these effects...