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Tag: London

Europe's Biggest Ultra-Low Emission Zone Comes Into Force In London
Europe's Biggest Ultra-Low Emission Zone Comes Into Force In London

"Pollution leads to 4,000 London residents dying early each year and children in the capital growing up with stunted lungs."

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Major Donor's Link To Slave Trade, London Biz School To Change Its Name

Chenna: Come September, the London-based business school Sir John Cass Business School or Cass Business School will be renamed as Bayes Business School, the school said in a statement. Till…

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2022 CWG Village Plan Scrapped Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

London: Organisers of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games have decided to scrap the single athletes’ village after a review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic found it could not be completed in time. Instead, athletes will now be housed in multiple sites with 1,600 set to be housed at the NEC Hotel Campus and […]

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Young Tennis Player From Odisha Eyes Junior Wimbledon

Bhubaneswar: There is little doubt about the fact that India has produced some of the greatest tennis players like Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna who have made a big impact at the international level. It is these players who become inspiration for the young lads aiming to shape up their careers […]

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Sonam Kapoor’s Scariest Experience Is Really Scary

Sonam Kapoor, who is reportedly in England to shoot for an ad, recently shared her scary experience of taking an Uber in London. Sonam took to Twitter and narrated her experience while travelling in an Uber cab and said that it left her completely shaken. She tweeted, “Hey guys I’ve had the scariest experience with […]

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35 NRIs In Queen's New Year Honours List For 2019

London: At least 35 NRIs, including a prominent choreographer, educationists and corporate figures, are among several individuals who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for 2019. Among the honours recipients are 3 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), 6 Order of the British Empire (OBE), 16 Members of […]

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2 killed, 3 injured in London terrorist attack

London: Two people were stabbed to death and three others injured in a “terrorist” attack at London Bridge on Friday, police said. The incident began at an event at Fishmonger’s Hall at 1.58 p.m. on Friday. The suspect was shot dead by police within five minutes after being confronted by the officers, London Metropolitan Police […]

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Column: The Crucial Youth Vote

By Ashutosh Mishra London: There is tremendous enthusiasm among the youth for the upcoming Christmas election in the country. Authorities received more than 300,000 applications for registration as voters within 48 hours of elections appearing inevitable and then being confirmed. Of these nearly two-thirds came from people aged 34 or less while those over 65 […]

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39 Bodies Found In Lorry Container In London

London: The bodies of 39 people have been found in a lorry container here in the UK. Police have arrested the 25-year-old driver from Northern Ireland on suspicion of murder, the BBC reported. Early indications are that 38 adults and one teenager have died, Essex Police said. The force said the lorry came from Bulgaria […]

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Column: London’s Dark Underbelly

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Crime is on the rise in this city. While a drug cartel seems to be active knife crime has escalated. According to reports in a section of the media here this kind of crime has risen to a record high with more than 15,000 offences in a year being for the […]

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Column: Racism Should Not Be Allowed to Mar the Beautiful Game

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Racist abuse aimed at England players during Monday’s Euro qualifier against Bulgaria has received massive coverage in the British newspapers. The match that the visiting team won 6-0 was marred by uncharitable comments from Bulgarian fans directed against England’s black players. The naked display of racism by the white-skinned Bulgarian chauvinists […]

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Hardik Pandya undergoes 'successful' back surgery in London

London: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya underwent a “successful” surgery to treat his lower back issue which has ruled him out of cricket for an indefinite period. On Saturday, Pandya posted an image on Instagram with a caption: “Surgery done successfully. Extremely grateful to everyone for your wishes. Will be back in no time! Till then […]

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Column: Let’s Showcase Chilika Like The Thames

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Thames is a beautiful river and a major tourist attraction of the city. It is part of city’s life. The view of the river from any of the bridges over it is breath-taking. But watching it from inside the London Eye, the giant wheel that is an iconic city landmark, is […]

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Column: Exploring London

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Weekends are fun time in this city with people in a holiday mood. It is also time to explore a bit of history that lies scattered everywhere here. The Tower of London is full of history. The best thing about the place is how it has been preserved and the attempt […]

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Column: Of Business and Culture

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Tribal Odisha continues to fascinate foreigners. Browsing through the newspapers here I came across a promotional travel write-up on India with a nice photograph of the Konark sun temple at the top. The piece titled “ Another India” sought to highlight the “ little-visited eastern tribal state of Odisha ( formerly […]

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Column: Can Boris Weather This Storm?

By Ashutosh Mishra London: Barely two months into office Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is facing one of the toughest challenges of his political career with calls for his resignation getting louder. The crisis surrounding him and his government has deepened following a ruling of the British Supreme Court that he had suspended the Parliament unlawfully. […]

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Column: Impressions of London

By Ashutosh Mishra London: As we came out of our apartment in Lewisham the sky was clear blue and the entire area was soaked in bright sunlight. It was a cheerful day inviting you to explore a bit of the city. The bus from Lewisham to O2, one of the landmarks of the city thronged […]

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Junior SRK found soulmate in London?

Mumbai: Aryan Khan, son of Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has seen innumerable female fans swooning over his father down the decades and now, it seems junior Khan has found his love in foreign shores. Aryan, who currently resides in London for studies, is dating a London-based blogger, according to media reports. It is also being […]

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Mughal 'jamas', jewellery up for London auction

London: Historical Indian objects including two intact Mughal ‘jamas’, a pair of gem-set bracelets and a full ‘thewa’ jewellery set will be auctioned by Sotheby’s London on July 9. The upcoming auction, “Recollections of Places Past: Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith”, will offer a private collection featuring paintings from the […]

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Women's agricultural labour cause of malnutrition in rural India

London:  In order to improve women’s lives and household nutrition and health outcomes in rural India, policies need to be context-specific, taking into consideration factors such as caste and location, says new research led by an Indian-origin scientist from University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England. Recognition of Indian women’s roles in both agriculture […]

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Priyanka Chopra's bold wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds London

London: Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s wax statue, clad in a low-cut dazzling golden dress, was launched in London. “Welcome to London, Priyanka Chopra,” read a post from the official Twitter handle of Madame Tussauds London. The figure was unveiled here on Tuesday. The actress had been working closely with the Madame Tussauds team on the […]

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Mohammad Shahzad ruled out of WC with knee injury

London: Afghanistan opener Mohammad Shahzad has been ruled out of the ongoing World Cup following a knee injury. Wicket-keeper batsman Ikram Ali Khil has been called in as Shahzad’s replacement and it has been approved by the Event Technical Committee. Shahzad had retired hurt after suffering a knee injury in the warm-up fixture against Pakistan. […]

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Dhoni is faster than a computer: Akhtar

London: Former Pakistan quick Shoaib Akhar said MS Dhoni is faster than a computer when it comes to cricketing acumen. “Dhoni is faster than a computer. Whatever a computer can say about playing on a certain wicket, I believe that MS Dhoni can do it faster,” said the former Pakistan pacer in his YouTube channel. Dhoni […]

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Rahul, Dhoni hit tons but concerns remain at top for India

Cardiff: A new day, but it was the same old story for the Indian top-order as the overcast conditions got the better of the much-famed batting line-up in their warm-up game against Bangladesh in Cardiff. While New Zealand had gone for the kill after sniffing blood, the Bangladesh bowlers couldn’t manage the same as the […]

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May faces pressure after Leadsom resigns

London: Theresa May is continuing to face pressure from her own MPs to resign after one of her senior ministers quit the cabinet. The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM’s Brexit policy, the BBC reported. Several cabinet ministers have also said that the PM cannot stay in […]

Kapil Sharma feted by World Book of Records

Mumbai: Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma has been acknowledged as the most viewed stand-up comedian in India and abroad by the World book of Records London. “It’s a proud moment for all of us. We congratulate the king of comedy, Kapil, for being recognised as one of the most viewed stand-up comedians in India and abroad and […]

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ICC releases official 2019 World Cup song

London: The International Cricket Council on Friday released the official song for the World Cup – named ‘Stand By’ – by LORYN and Rudimental across all streaming platforms. ‘Stand By’ – a collaboration between new artist LORYN and one of the UK’s most successful and influential acts, Rudimental – will be played in ground and […]

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UK court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi

London/New Delhi: A court in London has issued an arrest warrant against fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the Rs 12,700 crore bank, confirmed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday. According to the ED, the Westminster Court issued the arrest warrant against Nirav Modi on March 13. The Indian government had moved an extradition […]

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan named UK Politician of the Year

London: London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named the Politician of the Year at an annual awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex for his ongoing contribution to the political life in the British capital. The annual Political and Public Life Awards presented by Britain’s ‘Asian Voice’ weekly newspaper here on Thursday […]

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Prenatal vitamin intake may reduce autism recurrence: Study

New York: Maternal intake of prenatal vitamins, including folic acid, during pregnancy can significantly lower the risk of autism spectrum disorder, and lead to higher cognitive skills in younger siblings of children with the neurobehavioural condition, say researchers. Younger siblings of children with the condition are about 13 times more likely to develop the disorder […]

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Poor sleep may up Alzheimer's in elderly

New York: Poor sleep among older adults has been associated with Alzheimer’s, suggesting that good sleep habits may help preserve brain health, finds a new study. Studying mice and people, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key Alzheimer’s protein, tau. And, in […]

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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 […]

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London Court orders extradition of Vijay Mallya to India

London: The Westminster Magistrates’ Court of London today ordered extradition of absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya to India. After the extradition order, a CBI spokesperson said, “We hope to bring him soon and conclude the case. CBI has its own inherent strengths. We worked hard on this case. We are strong on Law and facts […]

Google announces 'Journalism AI' project

London: To help news industry use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways, Google has announced a partnership with Polis, the international journalism think-tank at London School of Economics and Political Science, to create “Journalism AI”. Part of the Google News Initiative (GNI), the “Journalism AI” project will focus on research and training for newsrooms […]

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Ice blades cover Jupiter's moon Europa: Study

London: Jupiter’s ocean moon Europa is probably covered with blades of ice up to 15 meters tall in its equatorial regions, making alien life search difficult, researchers have found. The potentially life-supporting Europa has been studied by NASA, whose work has become more difficult due to the ice towers, Xinhua news agency reported. “Clearly, the […]

Apple inks $600 mn pact with Dialog Semiconductor

London: In line with its efforts to build faster chips, Apple has committed $600 million to buy a part of Dialog Semiconductor and also purchase products from the remaining part of the chipmaker which is headquartered near London. The pact involves Dialog giving Apple license to certain of its power management integrated circuits (PMICs), transferring […]

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Anti-psychotic drug may treat aggressive breast cancer

London: A commonly-used anti-psychotic drug could also be effective against triple-negative breast cancer, the most difficult form of the disease to treat, new research has found. The findings showed that tumours in mice treated with the drug Pimozide were 65 per cent smaller than in untreated mice and the number of tumours reduced by up […]

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'Manto', 'Rajma Chawal', 'Tumbbad' among Indian films at London festival

London: The 62nd London Film Festival which opens here on Wednesday will show more than 200 films from 77 countries with more than a third of them from women filmmakers, including India’s “Manto” directed by Nandita Das. One of the world’s most prestigious film festivals will open with Oscar-winning director Steve McQueen’s thriller “Widows”. Indian […]

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New inhaler can help treat migraine without medicine: Study

London: Some migraine patients can cut down on medication or stop using it completely by using a newly developed inhaler which changes the composition of the air we breathe, results of a clinical trial say. Migraines occur as part of a chain reaction during which the veins in the brain contract and the blood cannot […]

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Processed meat may up breast cancer risk: Study

London: Consuming processed meat like bacon, ham, sausages, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and canned meat is associated with higher risk of developing breast cancer, warned researchers. In a review of 15 studies, published in the International Journal of Cancer, processed meat consumption was associated with a nine per cent higher breast cancer risk. However, […]

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