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Tag: Uk

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

air-india
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 […]

vijay mallya
Ready to negotiate one-time settlement with banks, says Mallya

New Delhi: Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Friday said that he was ready to negotiate with banks for one-time settlement and urged the Supreme Court to intervene. “Public Sector Banks have policies for One-Time Settlements. Hundreds of borrowers have settled. Why should this be denied to us? Our substantial offer before the Supreme Court […]

Hindujas
Hindujas among Britain's top 3 richest families

The Hinduja brothers have emerged as the third richest family in Britain as part of an analysis of the divide between the rich and poor in the UK

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Kids living near fast food outlets more likely to be obese

Parents, note! Your neighbourhood may determine whether your kids are overweight, a new study has found

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