Sajid Javid

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UK court permits Vijay Mallya to appeal against his extradition

02 Jul 2019

UK court permits Vijay Mallya to appeal against his extradition

In December last year, after the London Westminster Magistrates' Court ordered Vijay Mallya's extradition, Indian authorities jumped with joy. A few months later, in February, United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid cleared the extradition of the beleaguered businessman.

UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants

08 Jan 2019

UK visa costs increase significantly for Indians, non-EU migrants

The overall cost for a UK visa for Indians as well as non-EU citizens will increase from Tuesday after plans to increase the immigration health surcharge (IHS) were approved.

UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans

30 Nov 2018

UK amends new weapons bill to allow possession of kirpans

The UK government has confirmed an amendment to a new weapons bill going through the Parliament to ensure that it wouldn't impact the right of the British Sikh community to possess and supply kirpans, or religious swords.

UK unveils tougher new post-Brexit immigration plans. India to benefit?

02 Oct 2018

UK unveils tougher new post-Brexit immigration plans. India to benefit?

British Prime Minister Theresa May today unveiled a major post-Brexit overhaul of the UK's immigration system, which she said is aimed at a level playing field for nationals from all countries by ending "freedom of movement once and for all" for European Union (EU) citizens.

British PM Theresa May calls leadership speculation 'irritating'

17 Sep 2018

British PM Theresa May calls leadership speculation 'irritating'

British Prime Minister Theresa May said yesterday she was "irritated" by speculation about a leadership contest as she slammed former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, seen as her most likely challenger.

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".

Indian chess prodigy Shreyas granted right to stay in UK

11 Aug 2018

Indian chess prodigy Shreyas granted right to stay in UK

Shreyas Royal, a 9-year-old chess prodigy, and his family were sent a letter by the United Kingdom Home Ministry, asking them to leave the country by September 10.

London, leading European destination for Indian tech investment

14 Jun 2018

London, leading European destination for Indian tech investment

London has emerged as the leading European destination for Indian entrepreneurs with the technology sector bringing in a large chunk of investments from India, according to new data released on Thursday.

UK warns of two more years of 'severe terror threat'

03 Jun 2018

UK warns of two more years of 'severe terror threat'

The UK Government today warned that Britain faces a severe threat from Islamist terrorism for at least two more years and the danger could increase further.

Shatrughan Sinha honored with "lifetime achievement award" in the UK

03 Mar 2018

Shatrughan Sinha honored with "lifetime achievement award" in the UK

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the fields of arts and politics at a ceremony in the UK's Parliament in London.

Theresa May announces new cabinet, Damien Green chosen as deputy

12 Jun 2017

Theresa May announces new cabinet, Damien Green chosen as deputy

Battling against all odds to keep her minority government together, British PM Theresa May has announced her new cabinet with major positions assigned to close aides, including Damien Green who was appointed as 'deputy'.