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Modi, UK PM Johnson discuss 'quantum jump' in India-UK partnership, MEA says

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated "their shared desire" to impart a quantum jump to the...

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak lights Diwali 'diyas' on Downing Street doorstep

United Kingdom's Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak was seen lighting diyas (earthen lamps) outside Number 11 Downing...

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Irish peer criticised for tweet referring to Indian-American Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris as 'the Indian'

A former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist party and member of the House of Lords has drawn widespread criticism after referring to the...

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UK invites PM Modi to attend upcoming virtual climate summit

The United Kingdom has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Climate Ambition summit that will take place in December. Sir...

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India joins six-country campaign led by UK against social media encryption

India is among seven countries to join a UK-led campaign against end-to-end encryption of messages by social media giants such as Facebook,...

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Was too fat when I contracted COVID-19, have lost 26 pounds: Boris Johnson

During an online party conference, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was too fat when he became gravely ill with COVID-19 and...

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Indian-origin brothers acquire majority stake in UK supermarket chain

Indian-origin billionaire brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa announced plans to acquire a majority stake in the leading UK supermarket chain...

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Indian-origin professor led group speaks out against UK's anti-coronavirus measures

A prominent Indian-origin Oxford University academic is leading a group of over 30 academics who have expressed their doubts over the UK...

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British-Indian minister Alok Sharma announces government investment to tackle space debris

United Kingdom's Indian-origin Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma confirmed a GBP 1-million...

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Inaugural British South Asian youth summit resolves to decolonise education in UK

The inaugural British South Asian Youth Summit was hosted virtually by veteran Indian-origin British MP Virendra Sharma and concluded with a...

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UK Labour Party India group says Kashmir motion not official policy

United Kingdom's Opposition Labour Party is determined to rebuild trust and win back Indian-origin voters alienated following a...

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Labour Party launches campaign to search for more British-Indian representatives

Labour Friends of India (LFIN), the diaspora representative group of the United Kingdom's Opposition Labour Party, launched its new 'Mahatma...

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UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak considering proposal to feature ethnic-minority figures on coins

Indian-origin UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is reportedly considering a proposal for influential ethnic minority figures to be...

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Historians' open letter to UK Home Office protests misrepresentation of Colonial era, slavery in citizenship test

Prominent historians both in and outside the United Kingdom have posted an open letter protesting the ongoing misrepresentation of slavery,...

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UK government to probe reports of slave labour in clothing factory with Indian workers

The United Kingdom's National Crime Agency has been tasked with investigating a clothing factory named Jaswal Fashions based in Leicester...

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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel launches working group to tackle migrant issues

The United Kingdom's Indian-origin Home Secretary Priti Patel launched a new cross-government review panel to address issues faced by the...

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UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak appoints Indian-origin Nikhil Rathi as CEO of financial oversight agency

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the appointment of Indian-origin chief of the London Stock Exchange Nikhil Rathi as the...

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Exclusive: British-Indian MP Virendra Sharma's tough speak on UK government's handling of COVID-19

An exclusive Spotlight interview with Virendra Sharma, one of the longest-serving British Indian MPs from Ealing Southall in West London.

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British-Indian Business Secretary Alok Sharma self-isolating after returning home from Parliament

Britain's Indian-origin Business Secretary Alok Sharma has been tested for the novel coronavirus after feeling unwell at the despatch box in...

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Indian-origin UK Business Secretary says UK moving closer to lifting lockdown

Speaking about the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the United Kingdom, UK Business Secretary Alok Sharma said the nation is in a position to...

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Indian-origin UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak gears up to present Budget on Wednesday

Rishi Sunak, United Kingdom's first Indian-origin finance minister, is reportedly set to scrap an unpopular tax on women's sanitary products...

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MEA refutes Turkish President, UK Foreign Office comments about Delhi violence, CAA

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs refuted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the United Kingdom's junior foreign minister...

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Indian-origin MP Suella Braverman sworn in as UK Attorney-General

Indian-origin Suella Braverman was formally sworn in as UK’s new Attorney General at a ceremony at the Royal Courts of Justice in London....

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Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to present UK Budget on March 11

New Indian-origin Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is set to get off to a flying start as he helms the UK government in presenting...

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What UK’s new points-based visa system means for Indian and other migrants

United Kingdom Home Secretary Priti Patel on Wednesday announced the launch of the UK's new points-based visa system, aimed at attracting...

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