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WhatsApp not to share British users' data with Facebook

London: WhatsApp has signed a public commitment with Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) not to share users’ personal data with Facebook until data protection concerns are addressed. Facebook-owned WhatsApp signed an “undertaking” wherein they have given a public commitment not to share personal data with Facebook until they can do so in compliance with the upcoming […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sasikala's husband surrenders before CBI court

Chennai: Expelled and now jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala’s husband M. Natarajan on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court here in connection with a case involving evasion of duty on the import of a luxury car from Britain. The Madras High Court had in November upheld a trial court order sentencing Natarajan and three others in […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Britain must apologize for Balfour declaration: Palestinian PM

Ramallha: Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday called on Britain to apologize for the Balfour declaration that has aided the establishment of Israel on the lands of Palestine, instead of celebrating it. Hamdallah said that Britain “should undertake its responsibility and apologize for the historic injustice that it has caused for the Palestinian people […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
London retains number one world city rank

London: London has retained its rank as the number one city in the world shrugging off Brexit worries, according to Global Power City Index (GPCI). The GPCI, published by the Mori Memorial Foundation, ranked London as number one for the sixth year in a row, highlighting the city’s strengths in, its cultural offer and transport links […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Smart roads could power street lamps, electric cars

London: Researchers in Britain are working on smart materials that when embedded in road surfaces would be able to harvest and convert vehicle vibration into electrical energy to power street lamps or electric vehicle charging points. The research project aims to design and optimise energy recovery of around one to two megawatts per kilometre under […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Vatican denies it paid to keep abducted schoolgirl in Britain

Vatican City: The Vatican on Tuesday denied it paid around 250,000 euros to keep schoolgirl Emanuela Orlandi in London after she vanished in Rome over three decades ago, saying a letter claiming this was “completely false and without foundation”. “The Secretariat of State firmly denies the authenticity of the document and declares the information contained […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
British PM to urge Facebook, Google to tackle online radicalisation

New York: Following several deadly terror attacks in Britain over the past six months, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is set to urge Facebook and Google to perk up their efforts in cracking down on online radicalisation. May will demand tougher action to combat online radicalisation at a showdown in New York this week, The Mirror […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Rooney's drunk-driving rap dominates Britain's tabloids

London: It started off as a story about British football ace Wayne Rooney nabbed by police on a drink-driving charge. Saturday’s probing tabloids cascaded the story into a real life drama centered on 31-year-old Rooney, his pregnant wife Coleen and brunette office worker Laura Simpson who was a passenger in the car when Rooney was […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
233 people treated after suspected chemical leak in UK

London: Health officials Sunday confirmed that 233 people were being treated after a suspected chemical leak along Britain’s southern coast. The officials in East Sussex confirmed the news on Sunday night after British emergency services evacuated a beach in Sussex, reports Xinhua news agency. On Sunday morning, some 50 people on the beach at Birling […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Lesbian Hindu, Jewish women wed in Britain

London: A Hindu woman and her Jewish partner have married in what is believed to be Britain’s first interfaith lesbian wedding. Kalavati Mistry and Miriam Jefferson met more than 20 years ago on a training course in the US and tied the knot in a Hindu ceremony last week in Leicester, the Daily Mail reported. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
World's oldest emergency phone line marks 80th anniversary

London: The introduction of the world’s first emergency call telephone number 80 years ago was celebrated on Saturday by police forces across Britain. Now the 999 number to alert police, fire, ambulance and coast guard in emergencies is the best known phone number in Britain, reports Xinhua news agency. In London, the Metropolitan Police described […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Leader of British minority party quits

London: Less than a week after his party made gains in the general election, leader of the Liberal Democrats in Britain Tim Farron on Wednesday announced that he was quitting. Farron took over what is considered the third party in British politics after his predecessor, Nick Clegg stood down in 2015, Xinhua news agency reported. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
British Student plants bomb
British student sentenced to 15 years for planting metro bomb

London: A British student, who left a homemade bomb on a London tube train, was given a 15-year prison sentence at a court here. Sentenced on Friday, 20-year-old Damon Joseph Smith was found guilty earlier this week of unlawfully and maliciously making or having in his possession or under his control an explosive substance with […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
India, Britain to collaborate on transport policy

London: India and Britain have bilaterally agreed to cooperate on transport policy and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) will soon be signed between the two countries, officials said on Friday. The MoU will be signed on bilateral cooperation in urban transport policy planning, technology transfer and institutional organisation of transport. “The decision to enter into […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Facebook involved in 32% of cyber-bullying cases in UK

London: Facebook was used in 32.5 per cent of cyber-bullying cases, including revenge porn and harassment, in Britain last year, prompting fears that the social media platform may be providing a safe haven for those who harass others, the media reported. There was also evidence of sexual abuse, disclosure of revenge porn aimed at blackmailing […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021