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UK: Narayana Murthy's son-in-law among 15 Indian-origin MPs elected

14 Dec 2019

UK: Narayana Murthy's son-in-law among 15 Indian-origin MPs elected

As British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to power with a big majority in the United Kingdom elections on Friday, the polls also marked a victory for diversity.

Man masturbates in front of British lawmaker, police launch probe

13 Apr 2019

Man masturbates in front of British lawmaker, police launch probe

In a shocking incident, British parliamentarian Naz Shah was assaulted in broad daylight on a London bus last week.

#ThisDayThatYear: Today marks 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

13 Apr 2019

#ThisDayThatYear: Today marks 100 years of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

Saturday, April 13, marked the 100th anniversary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, one of the darkest days of British rule in India in which innocents were killed by a ruthless general.

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.

UK-court jails neo-Nazi couple, who named their child after Hitler

19 Dec 2018

UK-court jails neo-Nazi couple, who named their child after Hitler

A British court sentenced a neo-Nazi couple to prison on Tuesday. The couple had named their newborn baby after German dictator Adolf Hitler and the court described the intentions of the group, they were part of, as dangerous.

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).

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.

British ministers' phone numbers released to public after app gaffe

30 Sep 2018

British ministers' phone numbers released to public after app gaffe

Phone numbers and other personal details of senior ministers from Britain's Conservative Party were made public by an app security flaw yesterday, including those of top Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson.

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.

Oxford Dictionaries declares 'Youthquake' 2017's word of the year

16 Dec 2017

Oxford Dictionaries declares 'Youthquake' 2017's word of the year

"Youthquake" has been deemed word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries, reflecting the "political awakening" among millennial voters globally.

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.

What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?

03 Nov 2017

What is the British Parliament sex scandal all about?

Ever since numerous sexual harassment allegations popped up against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, a number of men/woman have been speaking out about their experiences on harassment at the hand of powerful individuals

Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana killed in car bomb explosion

17 Oct 2017

Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana killed in car bomb explosion

Prominent investigative journalist-blogger of Europe's Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who accused the nation's government of corruption and fearlessly led Panama Papers investigation, has been killed in a car bomb attack near her Bidnija residence.

May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers

10 Jun 2017

May to form government with DUP, retains top ministers

Following British PM Theresa May's decision to form the government with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), official sources from her office has indicated that she would retain top ministers including Amber Rudd, Interior minister and Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary.

Theresa May loses overall majority in the British Parliament

09 Jun 2017

Theresa May loses overall majority in the British Parliament

As results came in on UK elections, the Conservative Party led by incumbent PM Theresa May failed to secure an overall majority, resulting in a hung Parliament.

UK elections 2017: Who are the Indian candidates?

08 Jun 2017

UK elections 2017: Who are the Indian candidates?

One of the oldest and largest immigrant communities in the United Kingdom, Indians have been quietly but steadily working their way up into the country's top political rung.

Indian-origin Leo Varadkar to become Ireland's first gay PM

03 Jun 2017

Indian-origin Leo Varadkar to become Ireland's first gay PM

38-year-old Indian-origin politician Leo Varadkar, Ireland's first openly gay politician, is set to become country's new prime minister after he won the leadership of the ruling Fine Gael party.

Mysuru Palace fire damages ticket counter, compound wall

12 May 2017

Mysuru Palace fire damages ticket counter, compound wall

A fire which broke out at an ATM-kiosk inside Mysuru Palace caused damage to parts of the palace's gate, the compound wall near the ticket counter and the counter.

EU-UK spat: EU Parliament chief hits back at May's broadside

05 May 2017

EU-UK spat: EU Parliament chief hits back at May's broadside

Antonio Tajani, Head of the European Parliament rejected British PM Theresa May's claim that the EU was interfering with the June elections in UK.

Australia to curb fast-food visas

03 Mar 2017

Australia to curb fast-food visas

The Australian government is considering limiting the number of visas it issues to workers to be employed in fast food chains like McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's.

Dutch Freedom Party candidate suspends campaigning

25 Feb 2017

Dutch Freedom Party candidate suspends campaigning

Geert Wilders, the Dutch anti-Islam politician has suspended all further public campaigning ahead of the general elections next month due to security concerns.

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour party leader

26 Sep 2016

Jeremy Corbyn re-elected as Labour party leader

After witnessing motions and voters looking to oust him from the Labour party, British politician Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected as the Labour party leader.

Labour Party distances Vaz after scandal

07 Sep 2016

Labour Party distances Vaz after scandal

Keith Vaz, who stepped down as the Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee has now begun facing flak from within his Labour Party as well.

Labour MP Keith under scrutiny for paying male escorts

05 Sep 2016

Labour MP Keith under scrutiny for paying male escorts

Sunday Mirror has claimed that Keith Vaz, Britain's longest serving Indian-origin MP, had paid for the services of male escorts at his London flat last month.