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UK PM cancels R-Day India visit citing new coronavirus strain

05 Jan 2021

UK PM cancels R-Day India visit citing new coronavirus strain

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled his visit to India for the Republic Day event, a Downing Street spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

05 Jan 2021

Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

England's 56 million people were ordered to stay at home by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, as the United Kingdom struggles to contain a new variant of coronavirus.

UK-EU agree on Brexit deal week before transition period ends

24 Dec 2020

UK-EU agree on Brexit deal week before transition period ends

With just a week to go before the Brexit transition period ends, the United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed on a historic trade deal.

England: Reading stabbings that killed 3 declared terror attack

21 Jun 2020

England: Reading stabbings that killed 3 declared terror attack

Three people have died and three others have suffered serious injuries in a stabbing attack on Saturday night in England's Reading town, about 65 km west of London.

Coronavirus: UK's PM Boris Johnson hospitalized; Queen Elizabeth addresses nation

06 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: UK's PM Boris Johnson hospitalized; Queen Elizabeth addresses nation

Ten days after testing positive for coronavirus, United Kingdom's Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to a hospital in London, in what was called a "precautionary measure" by a Downing Street spokesperson.

Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus disease COVID-19.

Johnson took pay-cut of Rs. 5cr after becoming UK PM

01 Aug 2019

Johnson took pay-cut of Rs. 5cr after becoming UK PM

On July 23, Boris Johnson was appointed the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Interestingly though, for Johnson, the step up from Tory MP to PM was also a £678,853 step down.

Three Indian-origin students among TIME's most influential teens of 2018

21 Dec 2018

Three Indian-origin students among TIME's most influential teens of 2018

Three Indian-origin students - Kavya Kopparapu, Rishab Jain, and Amika George - have been named among TIME magazine's list of 25 most influential teens of 2018.

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit boycott

24 Nov 2018

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit boycott

British Prime Minister Theresa May was headed back to Brussels today to defend the planned Brexit divorce deal even as Spain threatened to boycott an EU summit meant to endorse it.

UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit

16 Nov 2018

UK PM May faces no-confidence threat after top officials quit

Embattled British Prime Minister, Theresa May, yesterday faced a possible "coup" after Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, Indian-origin minister Shailesh Vara and two other ministers resigned from her divided Cabinet over UK's "half-baked" divorce deal with the EU.

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

27 Sep 2018

Indian-origin teen from UK wins 'Oscar' for social progress

18-year-old Amika George of Indian origin has won one of the three Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards, popularly known as the Oscars for social progress.

UK: Boris Johnson slammed over sexual liaisons, latest Brexit jibe

10 Sep 2018

UK: Boris Johnson slammed over sexual liaisons, latest Brexit jibe

Britain's former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson yesterday came under fire from different sides of his Conservative Party in the wake of a controversial dossier on his personal life and his attack on British PM Theresa May by comparing her Brexit plans with a "suicide vest".

Man, who planned PM Theresa May's murder, jailed for life

01 Sep 2018

Man, who planned PM Theresa May's murder, jailed for life

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, a 21-year-old ISIS terrorist, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 30 years, for plotting the murder of Theresa May, the UK Prime Minister.

British-Indian MPs lobby May over torture of British-Sikh in Punjab

04 Jul 2018

British-Indian MPs lobby May over torture of British-Sikh in Punjab

Indian-origin MPs are among 70 lawmakers in Britain lobbying Prime Minister Theresa May to intervene at the "highest levels" with the Indian Government over allegations of torture against a British-Sikh murder suspect lodged in a Punjab jail.

Are you a tech-entrepreneur? UK to launch a 'Start-up Visa'

13 Jun 2018

Are you a tech-entrepreneur? UK to launch a 'Start-up Visa'

In a bid to tout United Kingdom as one of the best places to run a tech company, Prime Minister Theresa May, on Tuesday, announced a new visa to attract talented entrepreneurs to the UK.

UK apologizes after protesters tear down Indian flag in London

20 Apr 2018

UK apologizes after protesters tear down Indian flag in London

The UK has apologized after protesters tore off the Indian flag from an official Commonwealth flagpole, ripped it up and stamped on it during PM Narendra Modi's visit.

Sari-clad women with dhols welcome Prime Minister Modi in UK

19 Apr 2018

Sari-clad women with dhols welcome Prime Minister Modi in UK

Hundreds of demonstrators chanting slogans in favor of India's development and against "atrocities" taking place in the country have greeted PM Narendra Modi as he landed in the UK for a four-day visit.

Syria airstrikes by UK, France, US 'successful': British PM May

14 Apr 2018

Syria airstrikes by UK, France, US 'successful': British PM May

Air strikes by Britain, France, and the United States in Syria sent a "clear message" against the use of chemical weapons, British PM Theresa May said today, declaring the action "successful".

Two arrested for plotting to kill British PM Theresa May

06 Dec 2017

Two arrested for plotting to kill British PM Theresa May

According to reports, British Police have foiled a terror plot to assassinate PM Theresa May. Two men were apparently planning to launch an IED at Downing Street, where May's residence is located, and kill the PM in the ensuing chaos.

UK: May says snap polls will strengthen Brexit hand

19 Apr 2017

UK: May says snap polls will strengthen Brexit hand

UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the snap General Election would help strengthen the need for Brexit. The elections were first scheduled to be held on 8 June.

Muslim priest gets 5.5 years in jail for supporting ISIS

07 Sep 2016

Muslim priest gets 5.5 years in jail for supporting ISIS

Muslim radical preacher Anjem Choudary and another of his backers, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman were both found guilty of supporting the terror organisation ISIS by a London court.