UK government opening second visa ballot for young Indian professionals

The Indian-origin Rishi Sunak-led United Kingdom government announced it was opening its second ballot under the UK-India Young Professional Scheme for Indians aged between 18 and 30 years with graduate-level qualifications for visas to the UK.

UK Indian-origin PM Sunak apologises for ban against LGBT people serving in military

United Kingdom’s Indian-origin Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today said a previous ban on the deployment of LGBT community members in the armed forces was an “appalling failure” of the British state.

Visa applicants’ NHS fees to rise ‘significantly’: UK PM Rishi Sunak

Indian-origin United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warned that visa applicants from around the world, including Indians, will have to pay an increased National Health Service (NHS) fee and health surcharge to meet the country’s public sector wage increase.

Cross-party event to mark Indian independence held in UK Parliament complex

Members in the UK Parliament complex hosted a special celebration to mark the 76th year of India’s independence with cross-party support and the backing of the India (Trade and Investment) All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG).

Family lawyer in death of Indian-origin minor alleges medical negligence; UK official calls for health warning on protein drinks

A senior official in the United Kingdom called for health warnings on protein drinks after the death of a 16-year-old Indian-origin boy, even as his family’s lawyer told the press that the case demonstrated ‘a woeful gap’ between paediatric and adult care.

Karan Johar honoured at UK Parliament; completes 25 years in film industry

Bollywood filmmaker and director Karan Johar was honoured by the British Parliament for his contribution to the “global entertainment industry” as he completes 25 years as a filmmaker in 2023.

Man arrested for crashing car into Downing Street gates; security cordon in Whitehall

Armed police in London have arrested one man after a car crashed into the gates of the United Kingdom prime minister’s Downing Street office and residence in central London today, Scotland Yard said.

Setback for Indian students in UK as new policy restricts dependents’ visas

New restrictions to student visa routes in the United Kingdom will restrict the ability of international students, including Indians, to bring family members on all but post-graduate research routes with them.

Modi to attend G7 summit during tri-nation trip; world leaders reach Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will touch down in Hiroshima, Japan today at the invitation of his Japanese counterpart Kishida Fumio for the G7 Summit under the Japanese presidency and the Quad summit that will be attended by US President Joe Biden and Australian PM Anthony Albanese as well.

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