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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 […]

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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 […]

UK-Russia
UK accuses Russia's military intelligence of cyber attacks

London: The UK government has accused Russia’s military intelligence service of being behind four high-profile cyber attacks, a media report said on Thursday. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) late Wednesday said that hackers from the GRU or Russian intelligence, operating under a dozen different names, including Fancy Bear, targeted the systems database of the […]

Gurudwara-Fire
Gurdwara in UK burnt in suspected arson attack

London: A Gurdwara in the British city of Leith has been severely damaged in a suspected arson attack with the police treating the “suspicious” act as a hate crime, according to a media report. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sahib in Leith city, Scotland was set on fire in what was believed to be a “deliberate” […]

russian-money
UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money: British MPs

London: The UK has been accused of turning a “blind eye” to Russia’s “dirty money”, putting national security at risk. A British parliamentarian body said London is being used to hide Russian President Vladimir Putin’s illegal assets, media reports said. The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said it was “business as usual” for the UK despite […]

Mount-hope
Mount Hope named UK's new highest peak

London: British authorities have selected Mount Hope as the country’s new highest peak, a media report said on Monday. Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mount Jackson, by 160ft, reports the BBC. Hope is now […]

Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from London on Monday, a month after he went to the UK to be with his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing cancer treatment. Sharif arrived at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport here at 7.30 a.m. where he was received by senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party […]

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 […]

UK scientists create world's smallest surgical robot

London: British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday. From a converted pig shed in the Cambridgeshire countryside, a team of 100 scientists and engineers have used low-cost technology originally developed for mobile phones and space industry to […]

Indian-origin boy wins UK Child Genius show

London: An 12-year-old Indian-origin boy from north London has won the Child Genius show broadcast by UK’s Channel 4, the media reported on Sunday. Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent, Ronan, 10-4 in the programme’s finale on Saturday night, the BBC reported. Rahul, who has an IQ high enough to be a […]

India, UK discuss extradition, counter-terrorism, immigration

London: India and the UK have discussed key issues such as extradition, counter-terrorism and illegal immigration during high-level talks here, officials said today. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi today concluded the India-UK Home Affairs Dialogue. Asked if the case of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya and former IPL chief Lalit Modi were raised specifically, Mehrishi […]

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. […]

Newcastle Job Centre Hostage
Hostage situation underway at UK job centre

London: A hostage situation is underway as a man armed with a knife is believed to be holding several members of staff hostage at a job centre in Newcastle, England, on Friday, police said. The police was called to Clifford Street in Byker at around 8 a.m., following reports of a disturbance at the centre, […]

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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 […]

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UK to vote in general election

London: Millions of people across the UK are set to vote in the general election on Thursday where the ruling Conservatives are predicted to secure an overall majority despite an energetic bid for power by the opposition Labour Party, the media reported. Voting will begin at 7 a.m. (local time) in over 40,000 polling stations […]

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Somalia, Qatar discuss ties on sidelines of UK meet

London: Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani discussed bilateral relations on the sidelines of an international conference being held in London on Thursday in support of Somalia. During the meeting, the two discussed means of achieving sustainable development in Somalia along with a number of issues of […]

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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 […]

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Don't wait for 63, fly at 50 pc discount at age of 60 too!

Bhubaneswar:  Sixty-year-old Prahalad Prusty, a retired Government servant from Kendrapara can now increase his frequency to fly as Air India has revised the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounts in air tickets. Official sources said the age limit for senior citizens to avail discounted tickets has been revised from 63 years to 60 […]

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