World

UK actors settle phone hacking claims with tabloid publisher

London (TIP): British television presenter and writer David Walliams and “Doc Martin” star Martin Clunes were among several actors who formally settled damages Thursday with a newspaper publisher over phone hacking claims. Walliams, a judge […]

Breaking News

UK judge orders Nirav Modi to be extradited to India

Nirpal Singh Shergill LONDON (TIP): A UK court on Thursday, Feb 25, ruled that fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi can be extradited to India to face charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to an estimated […]

Breaking News

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER TO HOST VIRTUAL MEETING OF G7 LEADERS

Nirpal Singh Shergill in London LONDON, (TIP): The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the first leaders’ meeting of theUK’s G7 Presidency to call for further international cooperation on vaccine distributionand to build back […]

UK

China bans BBC from broadcasting

Beijing (TIP): China has banned BBC World News from broadcasting in the country for seriously violating its guidelines for reporting, its television and radio regulator has announced. The move comes a week after the UK […]

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World

UK PM Johnson has no plans for summer holiday, says his spokesman

London (TIP): British Prime Minster Boris Johnson has no holiday plans for over the summer, his spokesman said on Thursday, after ministers were criticised for giving conflicting advice as to whether people should book breaks […]

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Europe

UK bans direct flights from UAE, shutting world’s busiest international route

London/Sydney (TIP): Britain is banning direct passenger flights to and from the United Arab Emirates from Friday, shutting down the world’s busiest international airline route from Dubai to London. Britain said it was adding the […]

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Breaking News

Covaxin neutralizes UK strain: Bharat Biotech

NEW DELHI/NEW YORK (TIP): India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, effectively neutralizes the more infectious UK variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, reducing the possibility of the mutant virus escaping the body’s defense system. This was stated […]

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Coronavirus

Global Covid-19 cases top 96.8 mn, toll at 2.07 million

The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 96.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.07 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the […]

World

UK TO HOST G7 SUMMIT IN CORNWALL FROM 11-13 JUNE 2021

PM will use the UK’s G7 Presidency to unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future. Australia, India and South Korea invited as guest […]

Coronavirus

UK bans arrivals from South American countries, Portugal over new coronavirus variant

The British government on Thursday, January 14,  announced its decision to ban arrivals from more than a dozen South American countries and Portugal from Friday following the detection of a new coronavirus variant. British Transport […]

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World

UK PM Johnson says no deal Brexit now strong possibility

London (TIP): There is a strong possibility that Britain does not reach a trade deal with the European Union, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Dec 10, but pledged to go to Paris, Brussels […]

World

UK PM warns of New Year lockdown as he defends new tier system

London (TIP): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on Friday fighting back rebels from within his own Conservative Party who are opposed to most of England being put into the toughest two tiers of high […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin Couple’s Drive-in Wedding in UK

 LONDON (TIP):  An Indian-origin couple, keen not to delay their wedding plans despite a strict restriction on the number of guests allowed to assemble under England’s coronavirus lockdown rules, are celebrating this week after pulling off […]

Indian American

Indian -Origin Rishi Sunak’s Reply upon being asked if he wishes to be UK PM

LONDON (TIP): Indian – Origin British finance minister Rishi Sunak on Monday, October 5, denied he had ambitions to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson. “Oh God. No. Definitely not,” Sunak said, chuckling, when asked if he […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin Issa Brothers Win Bid to Buy UK Supermarket Chain

LONDON (TIP): Indian-origin billionaire brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa are set to acquire a majority stake in the leading UK supermarket chain Asda from its US owner Walmart after a USD 8.8-billion deal was struck as […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin Oxford University Academic Leads Criticism of UK’s COVID Lockdown Approach

LONDON (TIP): A prominent Indian-origin Oxford University academic leads a group of over 30 academics who have expressed their doubts over the UK government’s localized and national lockdown approach to tackling a second wave of the […]

Indian Americans

Indian – Origin Sikh Taxi Driver Assaulted by Passengers in UK

LONDON (TIP): An India-Origin Sikh taxi driver was subjected to verbal and physical abuse by passengers he drove from a casino in the city of Reading in south-east England, prompting a UK police force to launch […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin Man gets Life for Brutally Murdering his Partner in UK

LONDON  (TIP): A 23-year-old Indian-origin man who stopped a police officer in the street and made comments implicating himself in an attack on his estranged partner has been sentenced to life imprisonment for her brutal murder […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin London Mayor Candidate Geeta Dropped Over Anti-Semitism Remarks

LONDON  (TIP): An Indian-origin entrepreneur-activist was on Monday dropped as a prospective London mayoral candidate to contest against Sadiq Khan next year after her past antisemitic comments came to light. Geeta Sidhu Robb, the founder […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin Author among Six others on Booker Prize 2020 List

LONDON (TIP): Dubai-based Indian-origin author Avni Doshi is among the six authors shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for her debut novel “Burnt Sugar”. The shortlist was unveiled virtually in London on Tuesday, September 15, […]

Indian American

Indian-Origin Parents Plead for Return of Children from Foster Care in UK

LONDON / CHENNAI  (TIP): An Indian-origin couple who won a major UK court appeal recently that prevented their children from losing their Indian citizenship are now appealing for authorities in Britain to allow their two minor […]

Frontpage News

Indian-origin Jayant Krishna appointed as new CEO for UKIBC

LONDON, UK (TIP): The UK India Business Council has announced that Jayant Krishna has accepted the invitation of the Board to become its new Group Chief Executive Officer. He will take charge from August 3. […]

Breaking News

Indian Origin Nikhil Rathi Appointed New Chief Executive of FCA

LONDON (TIP): HM Treasury on June 22 announced the appointment of Nikhil Rathi as the new permanent Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of UK. Nikhil is currently the Chief Executive of London Stock […]

Frontpage News

Indian Origin Film Director Krishnendu Majumdar Named Chair of BAFTA

LONDON (TIP): The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) appointed Krishnendu Majumdar as its new Chair. In doing so, Majumdar becomes the first person of color to be appointed to the role in […]

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Breaking News

Indian- Origin Rishi Sunak next in line as UK PM deputy after foreign minister

    Given the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the UK, where the death toll has crossed 6,000, and its impact on frontline ministers, questions around leadership have been increasingly doing the rounds LONDON (TIP): […]