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UK puts Pakistan on 'high-risk' states over money laundering, terror financing

Pakistan strongly reacted to the development and said that UK's assessment leading to the subject regulation is not based on facts.

Apr 13, 2021, 06:19 AM IST

Prince Philip dies at 99: Here's official statement by Buckingham Palace

The husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip - the Duke of Edinburgh and Britain's longest-serving royal consort passed away on Friday aged 99, Buckingham Palace announced. Here's the official statement released by the palace.

Apr 09, 2021, 19:22 PM IST

India invited to G7 meeting by United Kingdom as guest nation: MEA Spokesperson

India has been invited as a guest to the G7 meeting by the United Kingdom this year. 

Mar 31, 2021, 07:22 AM IST

Excellent and affordable: Choose a UK degree for lifelong success

The UK’s academic excellence is unmatched, and its teaching pedagogy is admired around the world. 

Mar 26, 2021, 22:42 PM IST

G7 expresses 'grave concern' over electoral changes in Hong Kong

The group called on China to act in accordance with the Sino-British Joint Declaration and its other legal obligations and respect fundamental rights and freedoms in Hong Kong, as provided for in the Basic Law.

Mar 13, 2021, 10:20 AM IST

100% of women in Britain suffered molestation, shocking revelations came out of this survey

The survey, which was conducted through British research and analytics firm YouGov, found that 97% of women did not report the incidents.

Mar 12, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

'One-sided and false assertions': India condemns UK lawmakers' debate on farmers' stir

“High Commission of India has been, over a period of time, taking care to inform all concerned about the issues raised in the petition.  We deeply regret that rather than a balanced debate, false assertions - without substantiation or facts - were made, casting aspersions on the largest functioning democracy in the world and its institutions,’’ it said in a press release.

Mar 09, 2021, 08:52 AM IST

Myanmar military coup: UK sees India as important partner to bring change

The United Kingdom sees India as an important partner when it comes to bringing change on the ground in Myanmar. The situation has deteriorated in the country, with many protestors being killed more than a month after the coup by the military.

Mar 05, 2021, 23:48 PM IST

PNB scam: Will Nirav Modi be extradited to India? UK court to decide today

The 49-year-old diamond merchant is expected to appear via videolink from Wandsworth Prison in south-west London at Westminster Magistrates' Court, where District Judge Samuel Goozee is set to hand down his judgment on whether the jeweller has a case to answer before the Indian courts. 

Feb 25, 2021, 10:27 AM IST

Fight to restore the lost glory of Punjabi language continues in UK

Indians and Pakistanis living in the UK have intensified their campaign to bring back the Punjabi language as the second most spoken language in the UK. “All Punjabi families should proactively identify Punjabi as their mother language as Punjabi is a global language spoken across the world by approximately 115 million people,” Dr Iqtidar Cheema said.  

Feb 12, 2021, 13:09 PM IST

UK extends COVID lockdown till July 17, to quarantine visitors for 10 days

The changes to the regulation governing coronavirus restrictions were made as part of a review of the third lockdown earlier this month by Health Secretary Matt Hancock, a report said. It added that the regulation, which applies to England only, was due to expire last week but has now been extended until July 17, around the date when school summer holidays begin.

Jan 24, 2021, 07:34 AM IST

150 people found infected with UK variant of COVID-19 in India, says govt

150 people have been found infected with UK variant of COVID-19 in India, the govt said, Their close contacts have also been put under quarantine. 
Comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others, it added. Genome sequencing on other specimens is going on, the Health Ministry said.

Jan 23, 2021, 18:05 PM IST

Indian mission in London invites UK MPs to get authentic information as minorities, Kashmir raised in Parliament

The Westminister hall of the UK house of commons saw discussion by MP on the situation of minorities and Jammu and Kashmir.

Jan 15, 2021, 02:02 AM IST

7-day institutional quarantine for UK flyers who test COVID-19 positive on arrival, orders Delhi govt

Delhi government on Friday said that those arriving from the United Kingdom and found COVID-19 positive wil be kep under isolation to prevent the new coronavirus strain from spreading further.

Jan 08, 2021, 15:10 PM IST

India, UK resume flight operations amid concerns over new COVID-19 strain, first flight carrying passengers arrives in Delhi

India, UK resumed flight operations amid concerns over the new COVID-19 strain.  The first flight carrying passengers today arrived in Delhi from London

Jan 08, 2021, 12:43 PM IST

United Kingdom PM Boris Johnson cancels Republic Day visit to India amid COVID-19 pandemic

It may be noted that Johnson was scheduled to visit India on 26 January for the Republic Day celebrations. The UK Prime Minister was invited as the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade.

Jan 05, 2021, 17:37 PM IST

20 more UK returnees detected with new COVID-19 strain, total 58 positive cases in India, says Health Ministry

This is to be noted that apart from India, the new strain has been reported in several countries including Denmark, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Sweden, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Japan, Lebanon and Singapore. Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the Civil Aviation Ministry has partially restricted the operations of flights between India and the UK.

Jan 05, 2021, 12:20 PM IST

UK PM Boris Johnson announces strict new nationwide lockdown

The UK Prime Minister advised people to leave their homes only for essential shopping, some daily exercise or medical reasons.

Jan 05, 2021, 06:50 AM IST

United Kingdom abolishes tampon tax to end period poverty

The move 'honours a government commitment to scrap the tax and is part of a wider strategy to make sanitary products affordable and available for all women'.

Jan 03, 2021, 16:55 PM IST

38 UK returnees test COVID-19 positive in Delhi; new strain detected in four

Delhi recorded 677 COVID-19 cases and 21 new fatalities on Wednesday, even as the positivity rate dropped to 0.8 per cent, authorities said.

Dec 31, 2020, 14:54 PM IST