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COVID-19-Vaccine
UK Becomes First Nation To Approve Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 Vaccine

London: Paving the way for mass vaccinations against the deadly novel coronavirus, UK on Wednesday became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19. The British regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), says the jab, which claims to offer up to 95 per cent protection against COVID-19 illness, is safe […]

N-Deal
Iran Urges France, Germany, UK To Implement JCPOA Commitments

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Ministry has urged France, Germany and the UK, the three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, to implement their commitments to protecting Tehran’s nuclear rights enshrined under the pact. France, Germany and the UK, also known as E3 with reference to the nuclear deal, are expected to stop their political “blame […]

Boris Johnson
UK Announces Biggest Military Investment Boost In 30 Years

London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the country will increase its defense budget by 16.5 billion pounds ($21.8 billion) in the next four years, the biggest military investment in 30 years and since the Cold War. Addressing the media on Wednesday evening, Johnson said that he was making the announcement “in the […]

Rama-Sita
Stolen 13th Century Bronze Idols Of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita Recovered In UK Handed Over To TN

New Delhi: Union Minister of Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel on Wednesday handed over 13th century bronze idols of Lord Rama, Lakshman and goddess Sita to the Tamil Nadu government at the ASI headquarters here, restituting the artifacts which were stolen over 20 years ago. On September 15, London Metropolitan Police had handed over the […]

BCG-Vaccine
UK Launches Clinical Trial Of BCG Vaccine Against Covid-19

London: As part of a large-scale global trial, scientists in Britain have launched a study to test if the widely-used Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine could help protect people against Covid-19. Developed almost a century ago, BCG vaccine was originally designed to fight tuberculosis (TB). It has also been reported to offer broad protection to respiratory […]

Stolen Idols
UK Restores Idols Of Lord Ram, Sita And Lakshman Stolen From Tamil Nadu Temple Back To India

London: A set of three idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman, stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu decades ago, were restored to the Indian government on Tuesday after a collector voluntarily offered to hand it back on discovering their true history. The theft dates back to 1978 and led to an investigation by […]

COVID Tetst
UK To Roll Out 2 New 90-Minute Coronavirus Tests

London: UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that the country will launch two new tests which can detect the novel coronavirus in 90 minutes in hospitals, care homes and laboratories, it was reported on Monday. The Department of Health said on Sunday that the swab and DNA tests will help deal with the virus in […]

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Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 14 Million Mark, US Cases Top 3.6 Million

Washington: The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surpassed the 14 million mark, while the deaths have topped to more than 601,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 14,049,207, while the fatalities rose to 601,494, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering […]

Coronavirus
Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 13 Million Mark, Death Tally Exceeds 572,000

Washington: The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surpassed the 13 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 572,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 13,070,097, while the fatalities rose to 572,411, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering […]

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Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 12.4 Million

Washington: As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 12,461,962, while the fatalities rose to 559,481, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update. The US accounted for the world’s highest number of infections and fatalities at 3,182,385 and 134,073, respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil […]

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Dexamethasone: WHO Welcomes Preliminary Results Of Its Use On Critically Ill COVID19 Patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the initial clinical trial results from the United Kingdom (UK) that show dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients who are critically ill with COVID-19. For patients on ventilators, the treatment was shown to reduce mortality by about one third, and for patients requiring only oxygen, mortality was […]

COVID-19
Coronavirus Updates From Around The World Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases nearing 5.5 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 5.5 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 346,000, […]

Global-COVID-Updates
Coronavirus Updates From Around The World Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Saturday. Global COVID-19 cases over 5.2 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 5.2 million, while the death toll surged past 338,000, according to […]

COVID-19 Surge: Central Teams To Be Rushed To 4 States Including Odisha
COVID-19 Updates From Around The World Today

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis from around the globe on Friday. Global COVID-19 cases top 5.1 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surged to over 5.1 million, while the death toll stood at 332,900, […]

COVID-19
Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Thursday. Global COVID-19 cases near 5 mn: Johns Hopkins The total number of global coronavirus cases has increased to nearly 5 million, while the death toll has surged past 328,000, according […]

Coronavirus
Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Monday. Global COVID-19 cases top 4.7 mn: Johns Hopkins The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to over 4.7 million, while the death toll has surpassed […]

Facebook
India 2nd to US again in requesting Facebook for users' data

San Francisco: The Indian government was second to the US once again in requesting Facebook for access to users data in the last six months of 2019, an increase of nearly 37 per cent from the first half (January-June period) last year, Facebook announced on Tuesday. The Indian government sent Facebook 26,698 queries about users’ […]

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Coronavirus Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Tuesday. Global COVID-19 cases surpass 4.1mn: Johns Hopkins University The global number of coronavirus cases has surpassed the 4.1 million mark, while the death toll stood at 285,971, according to […]

Coronavirus
Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 280,000 mark

Washington: The global death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has surpassed the 280,000 mark, while the cases have surged to over 4.1 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Monday morning, the global death toll stood at 282,719, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) said in its latest […]

Coronavirus
COVID-19 Updates From Around The Globe Today

The novel coronavirus pandemic has brought countries around the world to a standstill. Here are the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from around the globe on Thursday. Italy’s COVID-19 death toll rises to 29,684 A further 369 COVID-19 patients had died in the past 24 hours in Italy, bringing the country’s death toll to […]

Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Updates From Around The Globe Today

Global COVID-19 cases top 3.5 million Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million, reaching 3,502,126 as of 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 247,107 people worldwide have died of the disease, according to the CSSE, Xinhua news reported on Sunday. […]

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China's new COVID-19 cases rise to near six-week high

Beijing: China reported the highest number of new coronavirus cases in nearly six weeks on Monday, as it tried to prevent a second wave of COVID-19 infections, a media report said. Having largely stamped out the domestic transmission of the disease, China, where the pandemic originated last December, has been slowly easing curbs on movement […]

Indian-Economy
India Becomes 5th Largest Economy, Overtakes UK, France: Report

New Delhi:  India emerged as the world’s fifth-largest economy by overtaking the UK and France in 2019, says a report. A US-based think tank World Population Review in its report said that India is developing into an open-market economy from its previous autarkic policies. “India’s economy is the fifth-largest in the world with a GDP […]

Coronavirus-Vaccine
UK Donates $26mn To Speed Up Coronavirus Vaccine

London: The UK government has donated 20 million pounds ($26 million) towards a break-neck plan to produce a vaccine to combat the deadly new coronavirus, which has till Monday claimed the lives of 361 people in China alone. On Sunday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that government’s investment will go to CEPI – the Coalition […]

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UK's Ruling Conservatives Win Overall Majority In General Election

London: The UK’s ruling Conservative Party on Friday won an overall majority in the general election as Prime Minister Boris Johnsons gambit to bolster his parliamentary support appeared to have paid off, while the opposition Labour Party earned its worst results since 1935. The Conservatives have gained a 74-seat majority in the House of Commons […]

Raveesh-Kumar
India slams UK's Labour Party for Kashmir resolution

New Delhi: India on Wednesday slammed the UK’s Labour Party after it passed a resolution calling for international intervention on the Kashmir issue. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar described the Labour Party’s move as an attempt at “pandering to vote-bank interests”. There is no question of engaging with the Labour Party or […]

Jammu-Kashmir
UK issues advisory, warns citizens against travelling to J&K

New Delhi/London: The UK on Saturday issued a travel advisory for its citizens travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, warning against travel to the state, except Jammu city and Ladakh, after the Indian government advised Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to leave in view of the security situation. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all travel […]

Pant-memes
Social media flooded with Pant memes after WC call up

New Delhi: With Rishabh Pant set to join the Indian team in the UK for the World Cup as cover for an injured Shikhar Dhawan, funny posts filled social media, with fans posting tongue-in-cheek pictorial messages as to how the youngster was waiting for his chance with bated breath. Pant was initially ignored as Dinesh […]

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Passenger on PIA flight opens emergency door by mistake

Islamabad: Over three dozen passengers aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight were offloaded after one of them mistakenly opened the emergency door of the aircraft on the runway at the Manchester airport in the UK, the national carrier said. “The PIA flight, PK 702, from Manchester to Islamabad was delayed by seven hours. The […]

Donald-Trump
Trump fails to recognize his gift to Queen Elizabeth II

London: US President Donald Trump was rescued by his wife Melania from an embarrassing situation when he failed to recognize a statue at Buckingham Palace that he had gifted to Queen Elizabeth Il last year. Trump was shown a pewter horse that he gave as a gift when they met in July 2018, and was […]

Theresa-May
May quits, new British PM likely by end of July

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday announced that she would quit as the leader of the ruling Conservative Party on June 7, paving the way for a leadership battle for the next Prime Minister’s post. “I believe it was right to persevere even when the odds against success were high. But it’s now […]

brexit
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 […]

ola-up
Ola offers cab service in three more UK cities

Bengaluru: India’s leading ride-hailing aggregator Ola on Friday rolled out its cab service in the UK’s Birmingham, Liverpool and Reading cities, offering private hire vehicles and black cabs to commuters. “The local councils in the three cities granted us license to offer taxi and private hire vehicles to commuters in Birmingham, Liverpool and Reading,” said […]

Nirav
Engaged with UK to extradite Nirav Modi soonest: MEA

New Delhi: India on Wednesday declared the arrest of bank fraud accused Nirav Modi in London and said it continues to actively follow up the matter with British authorities concerned to extradite him at the earliest. “With a view to have Nirav Modi extradited to India at the earliest, the Government of India continues to actively […]

UK-House-of-Commons
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 […]

mallya-up
India welcomes UK decision on Mallya extradition

New Delhi: India on Monday welcomed UK government’s order to extradite fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya and said it awaits “early completion” of the legal process in the matter. UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered the extradition of Mallya on charges of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering offences, the British Home Office said […]

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UK judge's Twitter plea to missing mum

London: A High Court judge in the UK has used Twitter for the first time to urge a mother who vanished with her three-year-old son to return home. Ellie Yarrow-Sanders, 26, disappeared with Olly Sheridan in July following a family court litigation with her ex-partner Patrick Sheridan. Justice Williams, who sent the tweet, is overseeing […]

India-economic-ranking
India likely to surpass UK in largest economy rankings of 2019: PwC Report

New Delhi: India and France are likely to surpass the UK in the 2019 rankings of world’s largest economies, according to the latest projections by British consultancy multinational PwC. PwC’s annual Global Economy Watch projects real GDP growth in 2019 of 7.6 per cent for India 1.6 per cent for the UK, and 1.7 per […]

Brexit-issue
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 […]

UK-PM-May
Brexit deal not up for renegotiation, EU tells May

Brussels: European Union leaders have refused to give UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline over Brexit, saying that the withdrawal agreement is “not open for renegotiation”, despite her appeal to them to help her salvage the deal by putting a 12-month limit on the unpopular Irish backstop. May came to Brussels to plead EU […]

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