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Tackling rising hate crime against Sikhs, stop & search, ethnic tick box main priorities

January 22, 2020 5:42 pm

Excerpts from a conversation that Kamalpreet Kaur had with Preet Kaur Gill, Labour MP who has been re-elected as chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Sikhs.

Meghan's father accuses daughter of 'cheapening' UK's royal family

January 19, 2020 4:45 pm

Thomas Markle described the royal family as "one of the greatest long-living institutions ever", saying that when Meghan married Harry in May 2018 they took an obligation "to be part of the royals and to represent the royals".

UK General Election Results 2019 Highlights: Boris Johnson's Conservative Party wins majority in general election

December 13, 2019 8:13 pm

UK General Election Results 2019 Today Highlights: Reacting on his party's victory, Johnson said that the people of Britain have given a "powerful new mandate" to the Conservative Party to deliver Brexit and unite the nation.

Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn? What the latest polls and bookies say about the UK elections

December 12, 2019 2:52 pm

A day ahead of elections in the UK, here's what opinion polls and bookies are saying about who is likely to win.

Boris Johnson gets mocked after recreating iconic scene from Love Actually to woo voters

December 11, 2019 12:30 pm

Days ahead of the crucial elections, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided to woo voters with a version of an iconic scene from the 2003 romantic comedy hit Love Actually. On social media, some have accused him of ruining Christmas and the film for them.

Young voters helped upend the last UK election. Can it happen again?

December 09, 2019 10:08 am

Brexit, generally supported by older generations, is seen by many young people as a threat to their ability to travel, study or work abroad and continues to be one of the most important issues for youth voters.

Watch: Police horse in UK refuses to start day without having a morning cup of tea

November 29, 2019 3:23 pm

The horse named Jake likes his tea with skimmed milk, two heaped teaspoons of sugar and a little cold water, so that it's not too hot.

Mauritius calls UK an 'illegal colonial occupier' after missing UN deadline to return Chagos Islands

November 22, 2019 8:39 pm

Britain was given six months to return the Chagos Islands after the UN General Assembly voted to condemn its continued occupation of the Indian Ocean territory.

UK PM Boris Johnson tweets 'great' new Brexit deal with EU

October 17, 2019 4:13 pm

"We've got a great new deal that takes back control.. Now parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment," Boris Johnson said in a tweet.

Explained: What Margaret Thatcher said in 1985 about media coverage of terrorism

October 17, 2019 7:00 am

NSA Doval mentioned former British PM while discussing role of media in fight against terrorism. From the archives, excerpts from a speech by Thatcher on terrorism and media.


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Europe, US melt under heat wave as Greenland sees massive ice melt

August 05, 2019 7:53 am

Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute in July and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave rising up from the Sahara.

Boris Johnson's journey from journalist to UK PM

July 25, 2019 6:39 am

Johnson is admired by many Conservatives for his ability to connect with voters, but others mistrust him for his long record of misleading and false statements, verbal blunders and erratic performance.

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

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.

Scottish voters choose to remain with the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014 2:10 pm

Supporters of the 'No campaign' celebrate after the result was announced at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday (September 19).


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

September 13, 2018 1:58 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.