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UK Sikh MP draws flak for tweet on Punjab’s ‘sacrilege’ incident

The United Kingdom’s first female Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill has drawn criticism over a tweet that condemned the alleged sacrilege incidents...

UK

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

Johnson, Modi launch Green Grid Initiative at COP26 summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson jointly launched a new flagship international initiative late...

Global

COVID politics: India hockey team pulls out of CWG 2022

Indian men’s and women’s hockey team have pulled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, citing concerns over the mandatory...

Other Sports

Pandora Papers leak: Indian-origin Tory donor Mohamed Amersi among those named

Prominent Tory donor Mohammed Amersi, who had contributed to Boris Johnson's leadership campaign was involved in one of Europe's biggest...

Global

UK recognises Covishield vaccine, but quarantine rules still to apply for Indian travellers

The United Kingdom has announced changes in its travel and quarantine rules and said that the UK now recognises Covishield as a vaccine....

Covid-19

Shashi Tharoor among prominent Indians attacking UK's new COVID travel policy for India

Prominent Indian politicians and celebrities have gone on the record condemning the United Kingdom government's newest COVID-19 travel...

Covid-19

Indian Minister Piyush Goyal, UK counterpart Liz Truss to discuss UK-India trade agreement

Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal is scheduled for virtual talks with his UK counterpart Liz Truss on Monday to discuss the...

Global

UK-India Business Council suggests proposals for upcoming bilateral FTA regulations

With the negotiations for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and the United Kingdom expected to start later this year, the...

Global

UK begins bringing troops home as Kabul evacuation operation draws to a close

As the evacuation operation at Kabul airport wound down on Saturday, the UK authorities have started bringing their troops home from...

Global

UK Indian-origin minister Alok Sharma discusses green energy project during India visit

Indian-origin United Kingdom minister Alok Sharma, the president of the upcoming 26th United Nations climate change conference, met Indian...

UK

UK unveils GBP 5 million research programme in fight against climate change

The United Kingdom government is stepping up efforts to prepare and protect against the impacts of climate change, launching a new GBP 5...

UK

UK eases travel restrictions for travellers from India, moves it to 'amber' list

Travellers from India to the UK will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine at home. They must take a COVID test three days before departure...

Covid-19

EU rejects Britain's post-Brexit trade agreement request

The European Union has turned down UK's request to rewrite its previous agreement, including post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland.

Global

UK government bars export of million-pound Mughal dagger

The United Kingdom government placed a temporary export bar on an 18th century Mughal era dagger and scabbard, worth over GBP 1 million, to...

UK

Boris Johnson urges caution as Britain further eases curbs

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced further relaxations of the Covid-induced restrictions, even as he urged the citizens to...

UK

UK PM re-ignites Modi leaflet row during Question hour in Parliament

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out a Labour Party leaflet from the last by-election in Batley and Spen constituency to...

UK

UK needs at least 50k nurses until 2024: Labour Department

The United Kingdom (UK) needs at least 50,000 nurses until 2024 as it opens its labour market for more job opportunities for Filipino...

UK

Over 80 million vaccine jabs administered across UK: Report

More than 80 million covid vaccines have been administered across the UK through the largest and most successful vaccination programme in...

Covid-19

UK PM says most troops have left Afghanistan

Most British troops have left Afghanistan, almost 20 years after the United Kingdom and other Western countries sent troops into the country...

UK

UK’s new graduate immigration route to benefit Indian students

The United Kingdom (UK) last week opened a new graduate immigration route that will benefit Indian students, allowing them to stay longer in...

UK

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak highlights financial services, trade with Singapore, India

News: The United Kingdom's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak pledged yesterday to “sharpen” the competitive advantage of the UK...

UK

UK court dismisses Indian fugitive Nirav Modi's extradition appeal

Indian diamond merchant Nirav Modi's appeal against his extradition to India has been dismissed by a United Kingdom high court.

UK

21-year-old British-Indian is youngest member on Queen's Birthday Honours' List

21-year-old British-Indian Amika George has been picked as the youngest recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year for pushing...

UK

Should English cricketer Ollie Robinson be rehabilitated or punished for discriminatory tweets he put out as a teenager?

England fast bowler Ollie Robinson has become the latest subject of the campaign against discrimination that has been sweeping across the...

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