Tag: Britain

Britain, EU at odds over 100 billion euro Brexit bill

London: Britain won’t pay a 100-billion euro ($109 billion) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, said Brexit Secretary David Davis on Wednesday, as the two sides clashed over the issue. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that the country would pay what was legally due, in line with its rights and obligations, but “not just […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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'Baahubali 2' makers lock distributor for overseas market

Mumbai: The makers of “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” have locked Cinestaan AA Distributors to release the Hindi version of the cinematic spectacle in the US, Britain, Australia and New Zealand markets. Cinestaan AA Distributors is a joint venture between Cinestaan Film Company and AA Films. Officials are delighted that the movie’s makers have reposed confidence in […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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Microsoft to roll out Creators Update on April 11

New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 — the Windows 10 Creators Update — will begin rolling out to the 400 million monthly active devices worldwide on April 11. The company will also launch Surface Book and Surface Studio devices in new markets soon. Surface Book and Surface Studio […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
UK Cabinet meets to scale up no-deal Brexit planning

London: The UK Cabinet Tuesday ramped up contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit, which could see Britain leave the European Union without a formal divorce agreement in place in time for the March 29 deadline. Preparations for such a chaotic scenario have become necessary because the deal proposed by British Prime Minister Theresa May remains […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

London: Legendary British scientist Stephen Hawking has died at his home in Cambridge aged 76, his family said today. Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. “He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
UK gets 1st female Sikh, 1st turbaned MPs in general election

London: Britain today got its first female Sikh and first turban-wearing MPs as the general election results began pouring in with Indian-origin Labour Party candidates winning more seats than their rival Conservatives. Labour Party candidate Preet Kaur Gill won her Birmingham Edgbaston seat by polling 24,124 votes, defeating ruling Conservative party rival Caroline Squire by […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Conservatives woo British-Indians with Hindi campaign song

London: Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has released a Hindi campaign song today in an attempt to woo the nearly 1.6 million strong Indian diaspora in the country. The song ‘Theresa Ke Saath’ for the June 8 general election has been produced by Conservative Friends of India (CFI) co-chair and UK-based Indian businessman Ranjit S Baxi […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Britain's Conservatives lead general election: Exit poll

Britain's Conservative Party won 316 seats in the House of Commons but no party would be able to garner an overall majority in the general election, a major exit poll commissioned by the BBC, ITV News and Sky News on Thursday night predicted

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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Cameron hopes for majority, still open to coalition

British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron has insisted that his party can secure a majority vote in Thursday's elections, but at the same time opened the door for coalition strategising

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Angelina Jolie opens centre for women in war-zones

Actress-director Angelina Jolie has joined forces with Britain's former foreign secretary William Hague to open a centre to help combat war-zone violence against women

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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Britain approves test of driverless cars on public roads

British government gave the go-ahead to test driverless cars on public roads today in a bid to take an international lead in the development of the new technology

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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Britain sees tremendous business potential in Odisha

With a target to double trade with India to 23....

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to Britain

Hunter-gatherers in ancient Britain may have imported cereals from Europe long before they turned to farming, new research reveals

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
UK MPs to vote on part of May's Brexit deal

London: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will put only half of her Brexit deal to a vote on Friday, the day Britain was originally meant to leave the European Union. MPs will vote on the withdrawal agreement, which sets out the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU. May had promised to step aside […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Britain urges Iran to release seized tanker

London: British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged Iran to reverse its “illegal” seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf. Hunt said on Saturday it “raises very serious questions” about the security of British and international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, the BBC reported. It comes as Iran released new footage of the […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021