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CtoI News Desk January 20th 2022 UK

British-Indian army officer Harpreet Chandi first woman of colour to reach South Pole solo

British-born Sikh army officer Captain Harpreet Chandi has made history by becoming the first "woman of colour" to complete a solo...

NRI Stories

UK reports surge of 10,000 Omicron cases

Cases in the United Kingdom of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus jumped sharply to almost 25,000.

Covid-19

Indian-origin Leena Nair is new Chanel Global CEO

Indian-origin Leena Nair, the first female and youngest-ever Chief Human Resources Officer of Anglo-Dutch FMCG major Unilever has stepped...

NRI Stories

'Break Point' review: The unfulfilled potential of Lee-Hesh takes centre stage in the ZEE5 docuseries

ZEE5 Global and the award-winning husband-wife directorial doubles pairing of Nitesh and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari have created a sports...

Other Sports Analysis & Commentary

Londoners relish free ice cream, savour South Asian stories via ZEE5's new campaign

ZEE5 Global hit the London streets with a campaign offering free ice cream and promoting its extensive library of South Asian content this...

UK

Vijay Mallya files papers in UK high court seeking permission to appeal against bankruptcy ruling

Fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya has filed papers win the UK high court seeking permission to appeal against the bankruptcy ruling...

Global

Air India announces flights to London after Britain eases curbs

India's national carrier Air India has announced a flight schedule from Mumbai to London following Britain's relaxations to the travel...

Covid-19

Vaccine certificates required to enter crowded venues in Britain

In a major development, Britain has planned to make vaccine certificates mandatory to enter nightclubs and other large crowded venues in the...

UK

UK PM, Chancellor to self-isolate after Health Secretary tests COVID positive

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will self-isolate as they have come in contact with...

Covid-19

SonyLIV web show 'Chutzpah' explores global internet culture; set to stream from July 23

SonyLIV and Maddock Outsider have released the trailer of their web show, Chutzpah, which is set to live stream from July 23. It features...

Entertainment

Britain eases norms for amber list countries, UAE still on red list

Fully inoculated British residents returning from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine. However, anyone vaccinated outside...

Covid-19

COVID-19 impact: Singapore sees a drop in rental costs for expatriates

Singapore Housing News - Singapore saw its rent rates take a dip in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on tourism, according...

Housing

Welcome to London! L&P’s Hemin Bharucha's shout out to global companies

“Six and a half per cent of London’s population is of Indian-origin, either first-generation or second generation,” said Hemin...

UK Spotlight - @work

UK court orders extradition of Nirav Modi in PNB fraud case

Wanted for fraud and money laundering in the INR 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, a UK court today ordered the extradition of...

UK

India among countries to ban flights to UK following reports of new coronavirus strain

India today announced that it had joined the list of countries that have temporarily banned flights from the United Kingdom after the...

Covid-19

Thousands protest against farm laws outside Indian high commission in London

A massive demonstration was held yesterday in front of the Indian high commission in London with many raising Khalistani flags.

Global

Indian teacher wins million-dollar global teacher prize; opts to split half with other finalists

Indian teacher Ranjitsinh Disale was announced the winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2020 at a virtual ceremony broadcast from the Natural...

Global

23-year-old Mumbai-based wildlife photographer becomes first Indian woman to win Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award

Mumbai-based wildlife photographer Aishwarya Sridhar has become the first Indian woman to win the 56th Wildlife Photographer of the Year...

Global

Cannot extradite Mallya till secret matter resolved, UK tells India

The United Kingdom has conveyed to India that fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya cannot be extradited till the resolution of a "secret legal"...

UK

SIA launches digital version of the Star Alliance Connection Service

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has become the launch airline for the digital version of the Star Alliance Connection Service.

Singapore

Indian-origin Geeta Sidhu Robb dropped by LibDems as London Mayoral candidate over old anti-semitic remarks

The Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom dropped Indian-origin entrepreneur-activist Geeta Sidhu Robb as a prospective London mayoral...

UK

Sotheby's set to auction private collection of Modern Indian art in London

Sotheby's auction house announce that a collection of never-before-seen modern Indian art, including unpublished artworks by artists VS...

UK

HCI London set to bring Shiva statue stolen in 1998 to India

A late ninth century stone statue of Lord Shiva, stolen from a temple in Rajasthan and smuggled to the United Kingdom, is set to be returned...

Global

UK cracks down with enhanced measures to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Boris Johnson also told Londoners to pay special attention to these measures and follow them strictly as the disease is...

Covid-19

Indian diaspora in Europe protests against Delhi riots, calls for Amit Shah to resign

Indians across Europe turned out for protests against the recent riots in New Delhi with several diaspora groups in London calling for the...

UK