Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

the United Kingdom


Suella Braverman mulls cut to post-study student visa stay in UK

January 25, 2023 10:44 pm

The new Graduate Visa route, which allows foreign graduates – including Indians – the chance to stay on to job hunt and gain work experience for up to two years without the requirement of a specific job offer, is expected to be cut under Braverman's proposed review.

UK nurses stage new walkout as strike wave intensifies

January 18, 2023 5:55 pm

The nurses' union has been seeking a pay raise of 5 per cent above inflation, though it has said it will accept a lower offer.

Queen's death, changes at 10 Downing Street: Events that shaped UK politics in 2022

December 28, 2022 10:09 am

Here's a look at the top events from the United Kingdom which grabbed international headlines during the year.

Annual UK net migration hits record high; Rishi Sunak 'fully committed' to bring numbers down

November 25, 2022 8:43 am

Migration levels have been in the headlines again in Britain in recent weeks as some business leaders called on the government to liberalise immigration to help boost growth.

Truss defied the markets, and they ruthlessly sealed her fate

October 21, 2022 1:18 pm

After only six weeks in office, Truss announced on October 20 that she would resign, a shockingly rapid fall that throws Britain's Conservative Party into further disarray.

Digital University of Kerala signs MoUs in the field of graphene with UK universities

October 13, 2022 9:18 am

The MoU was signed in the presence of Vijayan and Industries Minister P Rajeeve in a meeting held abroad. A high-level delegation from the state led by the CM is on a tour of Europe for some days.

Mental health in the UK is about to get worse – and inequality will have a lot to do with

October 01, 2022 11:13 am

Countries with lower levels of inequality typically have lower levels of mental health problems. Countries with higher levels of inequality, such as the UK and the US, typically have much higher rates.

UK PM Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng to meet budget forecasters on Friday

September 30, 2022 10:27 am

Truss and Kwarteng will meet Richard Hughes, chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), to discuss the budget forecast process and economic and fiscal developments since March.

In an echo of history, the British Pound has lost its dominance

September 29, 2022 1:41 pm

The Bank of England had to step in Wednesday after markets deemed a new government economic plan as unwise, but the pound has been on a longer slide.

Dubai court rejects Danish extradition request for financier

September 12, 2022 2:11 pm

The decision in the high-profile case grants the hedge fund trader, Sanjay Shah, a victory against Danish authorities who sought him for his role in one of the country's largest-ever fraud cases. The elaborate scheme, ran for three years.