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  • The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola cases 6 days ago

    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...
  • Indian eatery 'Gymkhana' in London's Mayfair gets UK's National Restaurant of the Year award July 2, 2014

    An Indian eatery in the UK has become the first restaurant to bag the country's National Restaurant of the Year award, a sign that curry houses are now being taken seriously for their gastronomic excellence. Beating even the traditional "fine dining" restaurants such as The Clove Club and The Ledbury, which came...
  • The Eagles know why the fans turn up - to hear the oldies June 24, 2014

    London: When veteran California rock band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there was no pretense about why people had come to see them or what the band was expected to do. It was a case of play the songs we know, dudes, and please don't change...
  • Indian business tycoon guilty of swindling nearly $20 million June 15, 2014

    London: An Indian-origin business tycoon dubbed 'King Con' has been found guilty by a British court of fleecing wealthy investors of nearly $20 million. Ketan Somaia, 52, a former Kenya resident who moved to the UK, was convicted on Friday by the Old Bailey Court of nine counts of obtaining...
  • Troops parade in London for Queen's birthday June 14, 2014

    London: Hundreds of British soldiers in tall bearskin hats and ceremonial dress marched on Saturday in central London for the "Trooping the Color" parade, an annual display of pomp and pageantry that marks the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The queen, who wore a pastel blue outfit, rode in a...
  • Batman exhibit to open in California June 11, 2014

    London: An exhibition based on the 'Batman' film franchise is set to open in California. The exhibit will feature props, costumes, cars and memorabilia from Tim Burton's Batman movies and Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy, reported Contactmusic. "You'll get see a wide range of authentic costumes including those worn by Poison Ivy,...
  • We distrust those who are mean with money: Study June 7, 2014

    London: We distrust people who are mean with their money, according to a new study. In the study, researchers from the University of Oxford and the European University Institute, Italy, asked participants who had no face-to-face contact to play a series of interactive games. They had to make decisions about...
  • Headingley ground set for major revamp June 6, 2014

    London: English county Yorkshire have announced a 20-year redevelopment plan for their Headingley stadium in a bid to ensure they continue staging international cricket. Headingley has struggled to keep pace with major renovations at Edgbaston and Old Trafford as well as the emergence of the Rose Bowl, Chester-le-Street and Sophia Gardens...
  • Stop marijuana use to boost fertility: Study June 5, 2014

    London : Planning to start a family? Stop using marijuana now as cannabis use may put your fertility at risk, especially if you are young. Young men who use marijuana (or cannabis) may be inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm, a new research shows. "Our data suggests that marijuana...
  • Visualise ice cream eating sensations on screen June 5, 2014

    London: What if you can visualise sensations your mouth experiences as you gulp down your favourite ice cream? According to scientists, changes in coldness, creaminess or texture of the ice cream that we experience in the mouth while we are eating it can be visualised on a screen using coloured curves. Using...
  • Pak MQM chief Altaf Hussain arrested in London June 3, 2014

    London/Karachi: Altaf Hussain, Pakistan's powerful MQM leader, was on Tuesday arrested in London on charges of money laundering. Scotland Yard confirmed that a 60-year-old man had been arrested from a North-West London property on charges of money-laundering, but declined to disclose the exact identity of the individual for "legal reasons". Officers...
  • Modelled on the 'London Eye', 'Kolkata Eye' to come up soon May 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata will soon have its 'Kolkata Eye' modelled on the 'London Eye', a giant ferris wheel, providing a magnificent view of the metropolis from a height of 120 metres. The 'Kolkata Eye' will be constructed at Millennium Park on the bank of the River Hooghly, Urban Development ministry sources...
  • Christie's sells Tipu Sultan's ring for Rs 1.5 crore amid criticism May 23, 2014

    London: A ring belonging to Mysore's legendary ruler Tipu Sultan's has been sold at an auction for Rs. 1.5 crore on Friday in London. Auction house Christie's said the 41.2 gram ring was sold to an undisclosed bidder for almost 10 times its price. Tipu Sultan had died at the hands...
  • Highest number of newborns die in India annually May 20, 2014

    London: More than seven lakh newborn babies die in India every year, the highest number of such deaths globally, a new study has claimed. Each year 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns - over 45 million babies - do not...