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  • ED tracks down money trail in AgustaWestland scam, Barclays Bank CEO summoned 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday tracked down money trail in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal scam case and summoned Barclays Bank CEO Jitendar Khanna. During investigation, it has been found that the London Branch of Barclays Bank was used to transfer huge amounts from Mauritius. The money was transfered from...
  • Russian man may become first person to have head transplant April 10, 2015

    London: A 30-year-old Russian computer scientist with a rare, genetic muscle wasting disease is set to become the first person in the world to have his head transplanted onto a healthy donor body. Valery Spiridonov, from Vladimir, has approached Italian surgeon Dr Sergio Canavero who recently claimed to have developed a...
  • Over 2,000 people evacuated after underground fire near London School of Economics April 1, 2015

    London: More than 2,000 people were evacuated on Wednesday from buildings in central London as toxic smoke filled the streets after an underground fire near London School of Economics. Firefighters said power cables had started a fire beneath the pavement in Holborn and they could not put it out until...
  • Rio Mobile launches three new Android phones in India at Rs 3399 onwards March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Rio Mobile, under its exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, has rolled out three affordable Android smartphones in India with prices starting Rs 3,399 onwards. These budget smartphones are inspired by and named after three globally renowned cities - New York, Paris and London, and do not come with pre-loaded app...
  • Unexploded World War II bomb triggers evacuation in London March 24, 2015

    London: An unexploded World War II bomb weighing 454 kg found on a building site near London's famous Tower Bridge on Monday led to hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes in the area. Roads were closed from the Victorian landmark and residents were escorted out after builders unearthed...
  • Celebrities can be the face of voice for better results: Rani Mukherjee March 16, 2015

    In an interview with CNN-IBN's Sanjay Suri, Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee said that the celebrities can be the face of voice that works for social cause. ...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 16, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International...
  • Amitabh Bachchan 'honoured' to unveil historic Gandhi statue at Britain March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan was "honoured and humbled" to unveil a historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi here along with other dignitaries including British Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Bachchan, 72, who also read out an excerpt from Gandhi's 'The World of Tomorrow', took to...
  • 'Haider' to screen at London Asian Film Festival March 15, 2015

    London: Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider', an adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet', will have its screening at the 17th London Asian Film Festival (LAFF). The film, which is set in the backdrop of insurgency-hit Kashmir conflicts of 1995 and civilian disappearances, was previously screened at the 19th Busan International Film Festival. The...
  • 9-foot-tall Mahatma Gandhi statue unveiled at London's iconic Parliament Square March 14, 2015

    London: A historic bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled on Saturday at the Parliament Square in London in a rare honour bestowed by the British government which had been a staunch adversary of the iconic leader during its colonial rule in India. Gandhi's 9-foot statue was unveiled jointly by British...
  • Oil falls back on record-high US supplies March 13, 2015

    London: World oil prices hit reverse gear on Thursday, wiping out earlier gains, as traders switched their attention back to record-high US stockpiles, dealers said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery fell 61 cents to $47.56 per barrel. In late afternoon London deals, European benchmark Brent North Sea crude...
  • Tipu Sultan's arms and armour to be auctioned in London March 12, 2015

    London: A spectacular collection of arms and armour once owned by Tipu Sultan, the erstwhile King of Mysore, will go under the hammer in London next month. The items will be sold by Bonhams as part of the Islamic and Indian art auction at Bonhams New Bond Street on April...
  • Woman wins landmark divorce settlement in United Kingdom March 11, 2015

    London: A 55-year-old woman won a landmark Supreme Court bid in London on Wednesday to claim a cash settlement from her former husband who became a millionaire more than a decade after they got divorced. Kathleen Wyatt had lodged the claim against Dale Vince, 53, in 2011, nearly 20 years after...
  • French Olympic champions killed in air crash March 10, 2015

    Buenos Aires: London Olympics swimming champion Camille Muffat was among the 10 people killed on Monday when their helicopters collided in mid-air in Argentina. Muffat, 25, brought home three medals from the 2012 Games, including the 400 metres freestyle gold, reports Xinhua. Champion sailor Florence Arthaud and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine were...
  • New Bluetooth-based app helps visually impaired commute independently on London underground trains March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: A new technology that allows visually impaired individuals to travel independently on the London underground train network is under testing. The app makes use of Bluetooth technology and is currently being tested by Transport for London. The guiding app uses the Bluetooth beacons to transmit signals which can...
  • Trevor Fisher takes maiden European Tour title event March 8, 2015

    South African Trevor Fisher Jnr claimed his first European Tour title with a five-shot victory on home soil at the Africa Open at the East London Golf Club on Sunday. The 35-year-old, who had a two-shot overnight lead, carded a final round 64 for a 24 under-par total of 264 -...
  • Enough of dialogues, let's box out the problems: Mary Kom's special message on Women's Day March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: When we talk of empowered women, the first name that strikes us is definitely Mary Kom. She might be World Boxing Champion or Olympic Bronze Medalist but the mother of three kids, Mary, today aims gold at Rio Olympic in 2016. Talking to students at IIT Delhi, the boxing...
  • 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...
  • Hyderabad & Pune beat Mumbai & Delhi in quality of life: Survey March 5, 2015

    London: A rapid rise in population has triggered a decline in the quality of life in India's commercial hub Mumbai and capital New Delhi, both of which are trailed by emerging Tier-2 cities of Hyderabad and Pune in a new global survey. The 'Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings' evaluated...
  • Sahara's Grosvenor House hotel in London put up for sale March 4, 2015

    New Delhi/Mumbai: London's landmark Grosvenor House hotel has been put up for sale after its owner, part of troubled Indian conglomerate Sahara which has been trying to raise funds for its jailed boss Subrata Roy, was placed into administration by creditors. Consultant Deloitte said on Tuesday it had been appointed administrator...
  • Handshake can find if she is made for you March 3, 2015

    London: Do you know that the handshake -- limp or firm -- can sniff people out? According to a fascinating study, people use the touch of a handshake to sample and sniff chemical signals that could explain why the greeting evolved in the first place. "Your handshake conveys subliminal social cues,"...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • Jihadi John pushed towards extremism, claims a London-based advocacy group March 2, 2015

    An advocacy group has claimed that Jihadi John, the Kuwaiti born British ISIS terrorist who executed many people, was pushed into jihad after being harassed by authorities. However, experts claim that the the man who hails from London already had links with terrorist groups. ...
  • US officials identify 'Jihadi John' from ISIS beheading videos February 27, 2015

    According to CNN, US officials have identified the masked man who appeared repeatedly in brutal beheading videos from ISIS. The man who has been known as Jihadi John is 26-year-old Mohammed Em-Wazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner. Emwazi is believed to be from a well-to-do family and has a degree in computer...
  • IS terrorist 'Jihadi John' resembles man raised in UK February 26, 2015

    London: A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears strong similarities to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said on Thursday. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known...
  • 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...
  • Labh Janjua records a song for 'Solid Patels' February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Singer Labh Janjua of 'London thumakda' fame has recorded a 'high octane' song of Saurabh Varma's film 'Solid Patels'. "Working with Labh was a unique experience. He has given the song a whole new dimension and scaled up the energy to another level. The song now has more impact than...
  • NRI's look forward to a new India with Kejriwal in Delhi February 13, 2015

    NRI's in London look forward to a new India with Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi. "This is the start of an honest government. A simple and corruption free government with better job opportunities," say NRI's. ...
  • Naomi Campbell: Spreading awareness about Ebola and its prevention is crucial January 30, 2015

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She...