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Sarah Everard: UK woman's disappearance, death sets off a movement

19 Mar 2021

Sarah Everard: UK woman's disappearance, death sets off a movement

The disappearance and death of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old United Kingdom woman, has brought the nation's public institutions under intense scrutiny.

Nirav Modi can be extradited to India: UK court

25 Feb 2021

Nirav Modi can be extradited to India: UK court

A United Kingdom court on Thursday ruled that fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi can be extradited to India, stating that he has a "case to answer for in India."

Scotland Yard celebrates first-ever Sikh female police officer

02 Feb 2021

Scotland Yard celebrates first-ever Sikh female police officer

Scotland Yard celebrated the 50th anniversary of Karpal Kaur Sandhu joining its ranks as the first South Asian and Sikh female Police officer, paving the way for others to follow in her footsteps.

Air pollution linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss

26 Jan 2021

Air pollution linked to increased risk of irreversible vision loss

Air pollution is associated with an increased risk of progressive and irreversible sight loss, known as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), according to a long-term study published in the British Journal of Opthalmology.

UK variant of coronavirus may be more deadly: Boris Johnson

23 Jan 2021

UK variant of coronavirus may be more deadly: Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said early evidence suggests that the new coronavirus variant that was detected in England toward the end of last year may be associated with a higher degree of mortality.

Vijay Mallya seeking 'alternative route' to remain in the UK

23 Jan 2021

Vijay Mallya seeking 'alternative route' to remain in the UK

Fugitive economic offender Vijay Mallya has reportedly appealed to the UK Home Secretary Priti Patel for an alternative route to remain in the UK and avoid extradition to India.

BBC apologizes for incomplete India map after complaint

20 Jan 2021

BBC apologizes for incomplete India map after complaint

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Tuesday apologized for any offense caused and rectified what it termed the mistaken use of an inaccurate graphical representation of the Indian map, which had the boundaries of Jammu and Kashmir entirely missing.

UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

15 Jan 2021

UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

The United Kingdom is banning travel from entire South America and Portugal amid concerns over a new variant of the coronavirus in Brazil, authorities in London announced.

UK daily coronavirus death toll hits 1,041; highest since April

07 Jan 2021

UK daily coronavirus death toll hits 1,041; highest since April

The UK recorded 1,041 deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest since the peak of the pandemic in April last year. Members of Parliament retrospectively voted on a new nationwide lockdown that is already legally enforceable.

Nirav Modi's sister, brother-in-law turn approvers, will testify against him

06 Jan 2021

Nirav Modi's sister, brother-in-law turn approvers, will testify against him

Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi's younger sister and brother-in-law have turned approvers in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case and will now testify against him after a special court in Mumbai accepted their request seeking a pardon on Monday.

After Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine approved in UK

30 Dec 2020

After Pfizer, Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine approved in UK

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca has been approved for use in the United Kingdom.

India reports 14 new cases of mutant coronavirus strain

30 Dec 2020

India reports 14 new cases of mutant coronavirus strain

India has reported 14 new cases of the mutated strain of the coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom.

UK to Japan: These countries have reported new coronavirus strain

28 Dec 2020

UK to Japan: These countries have reported new coronavirus strain

Just as vaccines against COVID-19 were starting to roll out in parts of the world, a new strain of the coronavirus has stirred global panic.

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.

Stella Tennant, iconic British model, has died aged 50

24 Dec 2020

Stella Tennant, iconic British model, has died aged 50

Stella Tennant, the renowned British model known for her indomitable beauty and style, has passed away at the age of 50.

New coronavirus strain doesn't affect potential of vaccines, says government

22 Dec 2020

New coronavirus strain doesn't affect potential of vaccines, says government

The new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom has no impact on the potential of emerging vaccines, the government said on Tuesday.

Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

22 Dec 2020

Can prepare vaccine against mutated virus in 6 weeks: BioNTech

Ugur Sahin, the co-founder and CEO of the German drugmaker BioNTech, displayed confidence that their COVID-19 vaccine can work against the new strain of the coronavirus.

Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights

22 Dec 2020

Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights

India's temporary suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom has impacted the travel plans of several Indian students who were hoping to travel home during the holiday season.

India-UK flights suspended as Britain reports new coronavirus variant

21 Dec 2020

India-UK flights suspended as Britain reports new coronavirus variant

India has decided to temporarily suspend all flights to and from the United Kingdom until December 31, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Monday.

Premier League, Tottenham vs Arsenal: Preview, Dream11 and stats

05 Dec 2020

Premier League, Tottenham vs Arsenal: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Premier League 2020-21 leaders Tottenham face arch-rivals Arsenal in gameweek 11 on Sunday.

Champions League, Man United, Chelsea register wins: Records broken

25 Nov 2020

Champions League, Man United, Chelsea register wins: Records broken

Matchday four of the UEFA Champions League 2020-21 season saw Group H take an interesting turn.

London named best city in world, Delhi takes 62nd position

17 Nov 2020

London named best city in world, Delhi takes 62nd position

Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy Ltd., which deals in real estate, released its "World's Best Cities for 2021" list, naming London as the best city.

ATP Finals: All that you need to know

13 Nov 2020

ATP Finals: All that you need to know

20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal was drawn in the same group as defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas and US Open winner Dominic Thiem for the ATP Finals in London.

Adele back to London to complete work on latest album

10 Nov 2020

Adele back to London to complete work on latest album

Hello hitmaker Adele bowled us over with her Saturday Night Live stint last month.

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

15 Oct 2020

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

This weekend, Londoners will face stricter COVID-19 restrictions as authorities have decided to move into a Tier 2 lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

'Sister Act 3' is in making? Whoopi Goldberg drops hints

10 Oct 2020

'Sister Act 3' is in making? Whoopi Goldberg drops hints

Whoopi Goldberg has made the day for many '90s comedy fans!

Click selfies with flying Harry Potter at Leicester Square now

08 Oct 2020

Click selfies with flying Harry Potter at Leicester Square now

Leicester Square, London, has become a center of attraction for all Potterheads.

Had to sell jewelry to pay legal costs: Anil Ambani

26 Sep 2020

Had to sell jewelry to pay legal costs: Anil Ambani

Anil Ambani, once the world's sixth-richest man, told a court in London on Friday that he sold his jewelry to meet legal costs and that his expenses are being borne by his family, reports said.

Beirut Nights: Enjoy the best of desserts and Shisha

09 Aug 2020

Beirut Nights: Enjoy the best of desserts and Shisha

In London, you get to do everything: Right from meeting new people to enjoying the vibrancy and the delicious food.

Ibriz Akhtar: Ace fashion designer with ultrachic, trendy fashion knack

09 Aug 2020

Ibriz Akhtar: Ace fashion designer with ultrachic, trendy fashion knack

When it comes to the fashion world, London-based designer Ibriz Akhtar is right at the top.

Rawsha: Incredible drinks and food amid unique ambience

07 Aug 2020

Rawsha: Incredible drinks and food amid unique ambience

If you have been looking for the most happening bars and restaurants in London, head to Rawsha and you wouldn't return disappointed.

Syon Lounge: Exotic food with tempting desserts for perfect evening

07 Aug 2020

Syon Lounge: Exotic food with tempting desserts for perfect evening

Want to spend a perfect evening with family and friends in London? Look no further.

"In my garden," Sonam denies breaking quarantine rule in London

20 Jul 2020

"In my garden," Sonam denies breaking quarantine rule in London

Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, who recently flew off to London with her husband Anand Ahuja, landed in a bit of trouble for allegedly behaving irresponsibly.

Tottenham's Dele Alli held at knifepoint, suffers facial injuries

14 May 2020

Tottenham's Dele Alli held at knifepoint, suffers facial injuries

Tottenham and England mid-fielder Dele Alli was held at knifepoint during a burglary in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Pattinson says he's eating canned food and (not) working out

13 May 2020

Pattinson says he's eating canned food and (not) working out

Robert Pattinson is messing up a bit while in self-isolation.

Irrfan Khan, 53, passes away after battling illness for long

29 Apr 2020

Irrfan Khan, 53, passes away after battling illness for long

Irrfan Khan, Bollywood's celebrated actor whose was the favorite of one and all, passed away on Wednesday, a day after he was admitted to the ICU unit of Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

27 Apr 2020

Defeated in ludo by wife, Vadodara man breaks her spine

A man in Vadodara couldn't digest the fact that his wife defeated him several times in online ludo and took to violence, causing her serious spine injuries.

Be patient, you'll survive: Man, who defeated coronavirus, tells NewsBytes

31 Mar 2020

Be patient, you'll survive: Man, who defeated coronavirus, tells NewsBytes

When 29-year-old Rohit Sharma went to London on a company project this January, he had high hopes and was looking forward to his assignment there. The stay, however, was cut short and Rohit was called back to Delhi, due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

19 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Four instances when Olympic Games were affected

The coronavirus pandemic has come down hard on almost every sporting event around the world.

Another 'GoT' star, Indira Varma, contracts coronavirus

19 Mar 2020

Another 'GoT' star, Indira Varma, contracts coronavirus

Another Game of Thrones alumnus has fallen prey to the novel coronavirus.