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All you need to know about UK's new visa system

19 Feb 2020

All you need to know about UK's new visa system

The United Kingdom has launched a new points-based visa system, impacting migrant workers and students.

Britain-EU reach Brexit deal, declares PM Boris Johnson

17 Oct 2019

Britain-EU reach Brexit deal, declares PM Boris Johnson

On Thursday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a Brexit deal has been negotiated between the UK and the European Union.

FA thinks Brexit would help English footballers: Here's how

05 Sep 2019

FA thinks Brexit would help English footballers: Here's how

England football's governing body, Football Association (FA), feels that the Brexit could help the English footballers in the long run.

UK PM put his foot up during meeting with French-President?

23 Aug 2019

UK PM put his foot up during meeting with French-President?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made himself a bit too comfortable while talking to French President Emmanuel Macron at the latter's palatial residence.

Boris Johnson beats Jeremy Hunt; to become next UK PM

23 Jul 2019

Boris Johnson beats Jeremy Hunt; to become next UK PM

In a resounding victory, Britain's governing Conservative Party announced Boris Johnson as the new elected leader of the party on Tuesday.

Trump cables leak: Britain's Ambassador to US, Kim Darroch, resigns

10 Jul 2019

Trump cables leak: Britain's Ambassador to US, Kim Darroch, resigns

British Ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, announced on Wednesday that he was resigning from the post, following a diplomatic row over leaked cables criticizing President Donald Trump.

British PM Theresa May announces her resignation, gives emotional address

24 May 2019

British PM Theresa May announces her resignation, gives emotional address

In a quite expected turn of events, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would resign soon. May, who leads the Conservative Party in the British Parliament, has been facing backlash from her own party MPs over her Brexit plan.

Trick or treat? Brexit delayed until Halloween, October 31

11 Apr 2019

Trick or treat? Brexit delayed until Halloween, October 31

European Union leaders and Britain today agreed to a Brexit extension that will allow the UK to delay its EU departure date until Halloween.

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

28 Mar 2019

UK PM May offers to resign to save Brexit divorce-bill

Theresa May yesterday bowed to mounting pressure from within her own Conservative Party and offered to resign as UK Prime Minister if her MPs agreed to back her twice-defeated Brexit divorce bill to get it over the line in a third parliamentary vote.

Britain says to scrap tariffs of imports in no-deal Brexit

13 Mar 2019

Britain says to scrap tariffs of imports in no-deal Brexit

Britain will slash import tariffs in case of a no-deal Brexit and will not apply customs checks on the border with Ireland, the government said today.

UK Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal for second time

13 Mar 2019

UK Parliament rejects Theresa May's Brexit deal for second time

British Parliament yesterday rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal for a second time, plunging the UK into a state of uncertainty just two weeks ahead of the country's divorce from the European Union.

India-UK trade to be unaffected by Brexit: British trade commissioner

11 Feb 2019

India-UK trade to be unaffected by Brexit: British trade commissioner

Trade relations between India and the UK isn't likely to be affected after Brexit, British trade commissioner to South Asia Crispin Simon has said.

EU rejects Theresa May's attempt to reopen Brexit talks

30 Jan 2019

EU rejects Theresa May's attempt to reopen Brexit talks

European leaders moved quickly yesterday to reject an attempt by Britain's PM Theresa May to re-open talks on the Brexit deal, as British lawmakers voted to demand changes.

After Brexit rejection, British Prime Minister May wins confidence vote

17 Jan 2019

After Brexit rejection, British Prime Minister May wins confidence vote

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote yesterday and averted a general election, a day after her government suffered a historic parliamentary defeat over her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union.

Brexit: Theresa May's deal rejected by lawmakers in historic fashion

16 Jan 2019

Brexit: Theresa May's deal rejected by lawmakers in historic fashion

On Tuesday, lawmakers in the UK voted against the Brexit deal painstakingly negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union in astonishing fashion.

UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

15 Jan 2019

UK lawmakers prepare to deliver verdict on EU divorce deal

British lawmakers are preparing to deliver their verdict on Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union today after more than two years of political upheaval.

US Federal Reserve raises lending rate; signals slower pace ahead

20 Dec 2018

US Federal Reserve raises lending rate; signals slower pace ahead

The US central bank raised the benchmark borrowing rate yesterday, but gave the clearest sign to date that it will go slow on additional increases as it watches the economy.

UK-court's verdict on Mallya's extradition today: All you should know

10 Dec 2018

UK-court's verdict on Mallya's extradition today: All you should know

Westminster Magistrates' Court in London will deliver its judgment on extradition of embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Monday and a CBI team has left from India for the same.

British PM May comes under fire over EU exit deal

27 Nov 2018

British PM May comes under fire over EU exit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May faced parliamentary fury yesterday as she set off on the tricky task of convincing mutinous lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union (EU).

Theresa May pens open letter to Britons lauding Brexit deal

25 Nov 2018

Theresa May pens open letter to Britons lauding Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has written a "letter to the nation" vowing to campaign with "heart and soul" for her Brexit deal once EU leaders sign off on it this weekend.

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.

EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit

15 Oct 2018

EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit

EU Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier and Britain's Brexit Minister Dominic Raab held talks yesterday in Brussels ahead of a crunch summit this week.

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.

Theresa May admits getting 'irritated' by debate over her leadership

16 Sep 2018

Theresa May admits getting 'irritated' by debate over her leadership

British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she gets "irritated" by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations.

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".

London: Indian-origin anti-Brexit campaigner releases memoir of her struggle

02 Sep 2018

London: Indian-origin anti-Brexit campaigner releases memoir of her struggle

An Indian-origin campaigner who mounted a successful legal challenge to prevent British PM Theresa May triggering Brexit without Parliament's approval has released a new memoir to trace her journey of struggle.

Queen Elizabeth II's private income increases by Rs. 10 crore

21 Jul 2018

Queen Elizabeth II's private income increases by Rs. 10 crore

Queen Elizabeth II receives money from the Duchy of Lancaster every year, and new data shows her private income increased by £1mn (approximately Rs. 10 crore).

Trump asked me to sue EU over Brexit: Theresa May

15 Jul 2018

Trump asked me to sue EU over Brexit: Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May today revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested her to "sue" the European Union instead of negotiating with the economic bloc on Brexit.

Brexit plan would "probably kill" free-trade deal with US: Trump

13 Jul 2018

Brexit plan would "probably kill" free-trade deal with US: Trump

United States President Donald Trump, in an interview for The Sun's Friday edition, said British PM Theresa May's plan for Brexit would "probably kill" the prospects for a free-trade deal with the US.

Britain's Brexit Minister steps down; major blow to PM May

09 Jul 2018

Britain's Brexit Minister steps down; major blow to PM May

Britain's Brexit Minister David Davis and one of his deputies have resigned in a major blow to British PM Theresa May as she tries to unite her party to retain strong economic ties with the European Union.

Budding entrepreneurs, these 5 countries are best for the start-ups

11 Apr 2018

Budding entrepreneurs, these 5 countries are best for the start-ups

Building a company is always difficult, but in some countries, it is less challenging. Programmes in these countries give entrepreneurs the push they need to kick-start their dream projects.

Brexit: EU-states agree to move talks to second phase

16 Dec 2017

Brexit: EU-states agree to move talks to second phase

After arriving at a breakthrough Brexit deal recently, EU leaders who met in Brussels have agreed to move the talks on to the second phase.

Brexit: May government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

14 Dec 2017

Brexit: May government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

The Brexit took an unexpected turn after Britain's Theresa May government faced a surprise defeat in a Parliamentary vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Brexit: UK and EU reach "breakthrough" divorce deal

08 Dec 2017

Brexit: UK and EU reach "breakthrough" divorce deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced that "sufficient progress" has been made in Brexit talks, which would pave the way for negotiations on the future of the EU-UK relationship.

EU, UK fail to strike Brexit deal over Irish-border dispute

05 Dec 2017

EU, UK fail to strike Brexit deal over Irish-border dispute

The UK and the European Union (EU) have failed to strike a Brexit deal after prolonged negotiations.

UK Parliament to vote on final Brexit deal

14 Nov 2017

UK Parliament to vote on final Brexit deal

UK has announced that its Parliament will be given a take-it or leave-it vote on the final Brexit deal.

EU says that Brexit is "getting dramatic"

10 Nov 2017

EU says that Brexit is "getting dramatic"

Brexit negotiations are significant as they concern the future of both the UK and EU.

British PM May proposes two-year transition period post 2019 Brexit

23 Sep 2017

British PM May proposes two-year transition period post 2019 Brexit

PM Theresa May has proposed a transition period of "about" two years following Brexit in 2019, during which the UK would continue having unfettered access to the EU single market.