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Thursday, August 18, 2022



Explained: Why has polio been found in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

August 16, 2022 8:09 am

Polio is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades. In 2022 so far, there have been 177 cases.

Britain first to approve Omicron-adapted COVID shot

August 15, 2022 7:34 pm

The UK medicines regulator (MHRA) gave the so-called bivalent vaccine made by U.S. drug company Moderna conditional approval as a booster for adults on Monday.

Drought declared in parts of England: What does it mean?

August 13, 2022 11:36 am

The government formally declared parts of England to be in drought on Friday as the country faces a period of prolonged hot and dry weather. Where has a drought been declared, and what happens when a drought is declared?

Extra polio shot offered to London children as concern grows

August 10, 2022 6:16 pm

On several occasions in London, a type of more dangerous polio virus has been detected in sewage samples.

‘Monkeypox is more than a wake-up call. It is about epidemic and pandemic preparedness as a matter of policy’

July 28, 2022 12:56 pm

Virologist Dr Gagandeep Kang and Infectious Diseases specialist Dr Chandrakant Lahariya remind us how a disease threat in one geography can be a risk to every other part of the world. While there are diseases for eradication and elimination targets, specific efforts need to be made to achieve those targets. We need to prioritise public health management as a continuous drill or else we will be struggling with every wave that comes, they say.

'Hasta la vista, baby,' says UK's Boris Johnson as he exits parliament

July 22, 2022 8:05 am

Speaking in his final "Prime Minister's Questions", Johnson sought to shape his legacy around the COVID-19 response and his support of Ukraine in its defence against Russia.

Extreme heat puts life on hold in Britain, a land not built for it

July 19, 2022 7:55 am

On Monday, French firefighters were battling two enormous wildfires that had torn through 55 square miles of dry pine forest in southwestern France over the past week, forcing about 16,000 people to evacuate.

New research indicates that bees might be sentient. Living creatures, it is clear, shouldn't be judged by their cover

July 19, 2022 9:00 am

Of course, the insects are hardly the first members of the animal kingdom that scientists believe have a claim to personhood; apes, great and small, elephants, species of whales and dolphins — the list goes on.

Explained: Why do trains in the UK run slower during heatwaves?

July 19, 2022 7:50 am

Rails are pre-stressed to help them resist high temperatures, with British rails having a stress-free level of 27 degrees Celsius. Other countries choose different temperatures.

Kapoor family kept it fashionably casual at their London 'fam-jam'; see pics

July 17, 2022 7:43 pm

The Kapoors got together to celebrate Neetu Kapoor's 64th birthday in London recently


In pictures: The best of London Fashion Week 2022

February 23, 2022 5:48 pm

Check out how this year's London Fashion Week fared!

Annual stocktake at London Zoo

January 07, 2022 3:16 pm

Take a look at images from ZSL London Zoo, in preparation for the Zoo's annual stocktake. 

London bridge attack claims two lives; suspect wearing 'hoax explosive' fatally shot

November 30, 2019 10:08 am

The attacker went on the rampage just before 2 pm, targeting people at Fishmongers’ Hall near London Bridge in the heart of the city’s financial district — the scene of a deadly attack by Islamist militants two years ago.

Rithvik Dhanjani, Asha Negi and Karan Wahi's London vacation

June 17, 2019 6:54 am

Rithvik Dhanjani, Asha Negi and Karan Wahi are holidaying in London. While Asha and Karan flew earlier, Rithvik joined the two later.

Mahesh Babu's London trip turned out to be a Maharshi get together, see photos

June 13, 2019 6:59 am

Mahesh Babu is on a summer vacation with his wife Namrata Shirodkar and kids Gautham and Sitara. The actor is in London with his family celebrating the success of his recent release Maharshi.

83: Ranveer Singh and his squad meet cricketing legends in London

June 04, 2019 9:50 am

Ranveer Singh along with his co-actors from the upcoming '83 film met cricketing legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Vivian Richards, Shane Warne and Wasim Akram in London.

Modi in London: PM holds talks with Theresa May on infusing new energy into post-Brexit bilateral ties

April 19, 2018 1:55 pm

PM Modi arrived in United Kingdom on Wednesday for the second leg of his three-nation visit. Modi met his British counterpart Theresa May in London and had wide-ranging talks on redefining and infusing new energy into bilateral engagement post-Brexit.

Trooping the colour: Britain celebrates Queen's 90th birthday at Buckingham Palace

June 11, 2016 8:44 pm

The royal couple led the family onto the palace balcony to wave to the throngs as Royal Air Force jets and some vintage World War II planes fly overhead.

Fun facts about London's Big Ben: Do you know the musical note the bell chimes out?

August 14, 2017 2:12 pm

As London's famous clock tower gets a face-lift and the bongs of the massive bell tower gets silenced for four years starting August 21, here are a few facts surrounding the chimes of Big Ben.

London Subway Strike: Commuters rush to bus stops, train stations and cycle stands

July 09, 2015 4:23 pm

As London Underground shuts down, commuters try to cope with strike by travelling in buses and cycles.


Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owes India Rs 9,000-crore: News in numbers

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who has been in the UK for two years now, is accused of fraud and money laundering worth Rs 9,000 crore. Find more in today's news in numbers.